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The Prospector Aug 1, 1896

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Vol. 2,
M I N KS  I N Til E
I'url Steele is growing last; anil
Is expected, to build up to n f'ah'hi;ngjnoand Boilers of the Rusl
sized town thisyear, FortSteolo        Will Probably Bo Saved,
" 1 MINING tt. :-
as it mining centre is attracting
cinisiderable attention from nil
piu-tsof tin' mining world: for
II has been demonstrated that the
ininoral rosouro.es of tho district
nre unsurpassed though not as
fully developed as our sister dis-
trie! "West Kootenay," but in;
creased facilities fur transportation, the shipment of rich ore.
the vigorous prosecution of tlie
placer, mines of the district, all
have tended lo attract llio attention uf the prospectors, miners
and capitalists lo this section.
Tho future prospects of the
country demand the immediate
construction of the Crow's Nest
puss railway, as it is the only
effectual wny of opening up and
developing Ihe vast mineral resources, of not only this district,
Inil will be of immense advantage
to Wesl Kootenay.
1.1 is to Ihe interest of both the
Dominion and the Provincial
Governments to forward (his
railway undertaking us soon as
possible; and wo trust thai our
new member, Tlie Hon, Hewet
Bostook, will use all possible
means in Ihe house to accomplish
llio completion of tho road at an
early (lav
We learn thai a townsito has
been looated in Ihe vicinity of the
Grouse mountains mining claims,
its name will be Sanon, a forco
of some 800 men are ut work culling and grading a wagon road
from Ihe lake to the town. The
new SI. Mary's trail, which is
now being cut to the divide will
he the nearest poinl lo the proposed town, it is to the Interest
ot Port Steele to see that the
trail is carried through to the
Spokosman Review.
R, ,1, Tannaut, until u few day
ago chief engineer of the steamer
Uutli, operating on tho upper
Kootenay between Fort. Steel B.
C, and Jennings Mon,, arrived
in the city yesterday accompanied
by his wife and will proceed to
Portland today.
Mr, Tiinuaiil says the hauling
of ore from tho North Star mine
to Dalgardno lauding has been
discontinued, and it is reported
there that this is done owing to
the silver agitation in tho United
Slates, The ore at the landing,
some 3000 or 4000 tons, will go
forward, Tlie water in tho upper
Kootenay is very low, A considerable amount of ore was
hauled down during the high
water to Tobacco Plains, and
will be taken from there,
The wreck of tho steamer
Rustler is now on a bar about a
mile from the scene of the recent
accident, As soon as the water
gets ill the low stage Ihe engine
and many of Ihe timbers can bo
saved; the boilers which slid from
the boat al the lime of the accident can also bo saved,
Mr. Taiiuant says the navigation of tho upper Kootenay above
the canyon is not an easy proposition, but with an expenditure
of a few thousand dollars it could
lie very muoh improved.
id fitllli lio'l print litem.
™""»'vi"<-»•".   LOCAL NEWS.
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This group of mines is situated     ,,   „ ,,    ,,   ,
,,          ,    .,      ,. ,,     ,             Mr ,v .Mrs,Milliter was in town
on   Ihe east  side ol   the  lower•      ...   .       ,
,,         , ,      v .    ,   i     . ,i ■ ,   '"li Wednesday.
Moyen lake, disliinl about thirtv ' ,
miles from Port Steele.
ledge was first discovered on the
St. Euguno, where a large body |
11. L Ammo has taken an outfit to
the Gift mine, in do (he assessment work,
Toronto (Hobo Urges the Canadian Pacific to Build it.
of galena was exposed to sight
on the precipitous side of a ollIT j
near tho top of the mountain,     Danial Ml'Nil'l] lms Pin-chased
about 3000 feet above tho surface two lots in town; und will build
of tho lake, the lead is about ton r' 01K'"'
feet in width   and   assays   51.
ounces in silver and (i;1 per ct,     Harry Cummins, P.L.S,is sur-
load,   On the Queen of the hills, veying a ranoh for R, 0, Jenn-
Moyea, and Lake Shore, tunnels bigs on Mark Creel,,
have boon run in striking the
galena,     The ledge  on   these j   A largo number of prospectors
claims have the same width, and ■lmvo S°"B i'l1 the St, Mary's river
assay   tho   same   as   the   §t. dm-big the past week,
Eugene,    This group ol'mines *   *
are some ol' the most valuable in • The bell is being placed in pos-
the district. itioiron the school  house.   We
THE   NFOSHA shall soon hear its silver tones.
This property is situated on     Win. Hauptnnd .1. Bailey have
tho head   of Wallinger creek, N0110 to Weaver crook to work on
surrounded by timber   suitable111"' Dalgardno mineral olaim,
tor all milling purposes,    The: * * *
lead is a large one, covered by     When you come to town'/ cull
an iron cap,  and about 24 feet at Tho Prospector offioo and toll
between walls, the ore is galena,' us all about your mineral claim,
assay returns give 01 oz, in silver j                    —o—
and $5,00 in gold,                       Chas. Levett will commence the
THREE OF A  KIND.        erection of a   large  two  story
 0                  j building, the lirsl of the coming
On the oast fork of Wild Horse j weolc'
creek, about ten miles from Port * * *
Steele, we Und three large pros-' The steamer "Ruth" Cap't
poets, one called the Sweep-;.Miller, arrived from Jennings
slakes, looated by Clui's Elwoorl, on the L'Mth.And sailed on the 20'
Halifax, July 21: The barken,
line Herbert Puller, Capt' Nash,
from Boston, July 3. for Rosario.
pul into Halifax litis morning.
Hying Ihe slurs mill stripes ill
half must with u blue!. Hag beneath, This is the signal ol
"mutiny on board." When ihe
Fuller was boarded, il was
leiirnetl thai murder had boon
lidded io the mutiny nnd llinl
i iiipinin Nash, his wile, Laura.
und S mil (Hiicei' Briiinborg luul
I n killed ill   Ihe  hunks  while
The murders hud heen colli 1)1 It-
led wilh nu uxe. The room in
which the victims Iny was covered
with blood, showing that a severe
struggle had taken place, and
ihe bodies were horribly undiluted. The cook, Jonathan
Sliooro, of Rosario, sttspoctod the
1 mute, Thomas Brain, and succeeded in placing Brain in irons,
and he afterwards ironed the
man at the wheel, at the Mine Hie
murder was committed, Upon
arriving, all on bonrd Ihe vessel,
including Prank Monks of Boston
n passenger, were placed undo!1
The bodies of Iho victims were
all placed i>> n boat nnd covered
with canvas mid towed boh hid
the  vessel,      They live now  ill
cluirgc of tho coroner horo, who
will hold an iilipiosl.    The police
officers have chargo i Ihe Puller,
under the dlrec on oi Ihe United
Stales consul, and nobody is
allowed on board. The lliirlierl
Puller luiilsfroiii Harrington, Me.
Maud S. by H. L. Aiuniio, Nancy
Hanks by A. Ti. Grace, These
throe claims have tho large si
vein of mineral discovered in the
district, and oan be traced tor a
distance of 1000 feet. The ore is
iron sulphurets, and assays avor-
ago 817,80 to tho lou.
The Toronto Globe on the I lilt
hist, says: "II is desirable that
tho Kootenay country should have
a railway connection wilh Ihe
railway system of Canada, and at
an early day. A railway is already in operation between
Medicine Hat and Lelhhridge,
and the ultimate aim af Ibis lino
is lo proceed by way of the Crow's
Nest  puss   into   the Kootenay     Bruce   Chisholm    and   Win.
oountry.    Themosl certain way
of ensuring (he construction of
loaded with ore.
#   -K-   '!,■
P. Watolette. returned from a
trip to Vancouver Tuesday, ho
will commonco work on his mineral claim al once.
Agents   For   The   California
Giant   Powder   Company.
Fori    Steele    B.C,
William Forsyth Proprietor,
T. ,1. MoVittie and W. .I. Weller.
J'ho North Star Co, have some I ai-o surveying a trail up tho St,
Ull men at work nt Iheinine, The
teams are slill hauling ore to llio
i Mary's river lo the summit. A
force of men will complete the
trail nt once.
the continuation is lo push on
Ihe dovolopomonl ol tho mining
region. The C. P. R. manage-
nieni are mil nnftimiular witli the
prospects for mining in British
Columbia, and we may bo sure
thai ns soon ns tlie dovolopmont
has reached asliigelhnl promisos
a considerable freight truffle iis
powerful co-opoi'iition will bo obtained in providing tho needed
railway service. The construction of such ii line will mil he
without iis difficulties, bul the
prospective traffic should fully
justify iis being untli'i'tiiken.
The linking of Ihe milling region
lo ihe general railway system ol
Canada would be a guarantee
that its trade would not ho lost
to its own country. Mining districts tiro usually dependant on
ouisido districts for inaohinory,
all kind of manufactures and food
supplies, As developeineiil proceeded, Iherel'iire, there should
be a brisk freight truffle both in
and ml, Wlii'llicr iis volume
juslilies un iniiucdilllo prosecution of tho ontorprlso isn qiioslloii
Hint. Ihe railway aulhorilies
should consider in nu optimistic
spirit, The t*i 11 ii i-i ■ ol' the mines
is nol conjectural, nnd the arrival
ol' the railway would to u grout
exlonl. hnslen Ihe di'voliipeinenl
which is nil Hint is needed to
limply justify Ihe undot'lnltlllg of
the building of ihe road,    Tin
The Sleiiiuer Annerly. Cap't,
Spmiru.' wi',,1 nut,,. liilihliMnine Sanborl1' kom JoimtagB Mon't,
on Wednesday. arrived on Hie 20tli inst.
I Her passenger lis! wasas follows,
dipt. Cray and  11.  M. Citsy Mrs. B.W.Jonos. Miss, Williams,
have a number of men al work Bruce Chisholm of Montana.
on thoir Weaver Creek proporty, T- J- M"l'fit ul' l,Ml11''
Mr, Madden, of Holomi,
The Arastaat Ihe Dardenollos C, S. Hitbbel, of New York,
was started ii|i on Wodiiosday, J, Vaughn of Colorado,
nod ground up n  ton of quart!!,
ovorytlling worked   nicely,  and
This is one ol' ihe bust appointed Hotels in Hie Fori Steele
Every room is comfortably
When you visil Fort Steele you
will miss il. if you dont slop ill Hie
|.; A S T   K 0 0 T E N A V
A SS.U'    n F PIC F. .
Fori  Steele  B.C.
TH ii M A.S   Me V ITT I E .
P.L.S. A- C.E ,
Fori Steele B.C.
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Fori Stoole B.C,
Strictly First Class,
!•' It K 13 s A M I' 1.15 linn ,\i i•,, |(
l' ll ,M M ll K l' I A I,  M K N .
A lady in Spokano was hoard lo
the owners are raw-hiding tho|remark, the oilier day. that she
ore from the mine lo the ui'iistii. had to go home und sow on a sil-
I'his experiment is attracting tho ver badge for her husband. On
attention of ihe owners of mining Inquiring what the badge was she
claims, and will be watched with replied \n patch on the sent of
iiitei'esl. ibis pants,"  caused   by   silling
o j around, and trying to got hold
mutai,  QUOTATIONS, iit'll lill Ie free silver without work,
Now York July 211,   Unr silvor, IWIe,   I
i'n|i|ii'f' ICntiyi lii'iil(i'i''» |ii'li'i',*ll.nii: ox- Dutch Jake's explanation of why
I'liiuilii' I'i'li'i'. Mini 11.2n, he wauls free silver.
1.1'iul Kiev: iliiiiiiwiii' |ii'li',.. $2.88,        ><Vy, my I'rieiil, vol's d Her
j wid you?  Von don'l vuul dill free
THE KOOTKNIES. silver, iiiu.t ilV Don't you rndtor
—"— |gol il free tlaii lo buy it?"
The   fame   of the Kooteuios j
which   has   gone   abroad,  Inn-
caused iniiiliigoxporls, representing largo syndicates to cm ml I    I, have lakoii up u light bucli
look nl Ihe promised land,   West skin Hoi'su,brandod jjj which Hu
Koiileiiny ns a mining i Ire Is owner canhave by provolng pro j   hi Nurtl
known ull over Ihe world.   Easl, |)U|.|,y ami paying charges, If nol
Koolenny will soon be nl Lhosldo clal I in 110 days will be sold nt
of her sislor district,   With rail : public auction In pay charges,
t'ondcomuiuniculiiiiis connecting A, Mnriii,
these Iwo districts, giving good I
transportation facilities for coal
and ore's ol' nil  kinds.    These, a Idler IV Ihe new town of
districts will   inaka   inui'voloifsfsaucu, nt tho mouth of tiranltu,
strides,  nnd  soon   bocomo   Ihe slides Hint on  the  Ifilh (ORU
Cold,   Silver,    Copper,    Lend.
Etc, ul prices to suit Hie limes.
A trial respectfully solicited.
All  work  will   receive   prompt
MINKIIAI.   UKi Hllll.
Charles  l.ovcii, Proprietor,
The Highesl
Cash Price
Paid fur Fin.-.
T.   LOVE,
St, Eugene Mission,
H, -il nf Minora]  l.ooutliiini  in ll
Knl'l  Sli'i'l.'   iliMi'ii'l   fr  tin'  I -I
July I8IKI.
Crows Nest niib I musi l,e ru | fi'oinluf mining districts on tho I worlh of lotHwero sold lopiisson
{allied as nn Importiinl branch
of the Canadian railway systoin." ' READ THE PROSPECTOR l1' '• lay at the dock.
Allieriean Collliuelll.
gel's on Hie Aiigoronu while thill
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2 KsiliiT. .1. r. Illi-li.
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ii NMlitys, N. s. I t-li'v.
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II Itnlii'i'i-iiii,  I,', Hokum,
l2Hli'„liilin, A. Mill ilii.
lilOllUlllll, 11. I'iiiii|iln'll.
II lllnofli'tiimo, ii. I'limpl
IA Niii'llii'i'iii'.iiiili'lllilliiii,
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III KunUiniij sou'. K, i ii-''
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is Ai'KOiilu. 1'. I'n-i't.
in I'Vi'il. T. Unlink l'\ S. 1
■in Miitllitli;, II. M, t.'iumy,
:tl llnl Door, V, tlliliitlon,
22 Miih". II. M, 1'ii-i't.
2tl Wm- IClltflo, Win.Will-
'I'lir It.'i'inili'i' Inmioil nt niin'
dlit'laij tlin month ul .hum,
Horse-shooing A Specially,
A Nil
Furl   SI..,'lc   13,0,
If   you   mini   ihe   prime
All machine inado mi faelory
pl'illl'iples.    Ciinie   to
Spuknuf'N     First     Fiuullles     Mwie
Simrt   for   Many   a   Noted
White Traveler.
A charming and willing talker, when
pioneer days are the theme ot his discourse, Is M. M. Cowley, early and always a prop to Spokane's business and
financial Interests. He possesses to the
full that faculty of looking for the nu-
morous aspect of every situation, which,
like a fountain of perennial youth, has
preserved most of our living old-timers
through the years of hardship, loneliness
and poverty which killed off or otherwise
conquered those of a less hopeful turn.
He has no regrets nor apologies to offer
for the forlornest and shabbiest condition
of things In our past history, but takes
rather a grim delight in recalling su;-h
squalid details of pioneer life as contrast
most ludicrously with our present mctrj-
polltan existence.
And with an artistic perception of con-
gruitv h« clothes his reminiscent
thoughts in their fitting dre3S of slang,
bad grammar and Indian Jargon, the true,
picturesque language of our "wooly" ep
och, which has never yet been adequately
preserved in anybody's "dialect story.
He will recall for the delighted listener
events pathetic, humorous or tragic, ot
early times and people, from tne sacred
observances of the aborigines to the biles which Is appearing in the Suniay
laritles of pioneer society, which rankei
as "five gallon" or "ten gallon" functions, according to the quantity of liquid
refreshment furnished.
He can converse with the red man, of
whatever northwestern tribe, in his own
language. He knew the Indian side of the
controversy between the two races upon
our soil, and was not entirely in sympathy with the summary proceedings bj
which the white man sought to civilize
his weak and savage brother.
Mr. Cowley was in this country at
various times, in the early days, but did
not make a permanent settlement untl!
he built his trading post at Cowley"*
bridge, in 1572. He was the trusted financial agent of many an aboriginal capitalist, and came to k*now tne Indian characteristics thoroughly In his dealings with
"They were all auspicious of the white
man," says Mr. Cowley, "and took every
precaution against possible deception In
trading with him." They would accept
tho profession?) of friendship on the pari
of while men with childlike innocence,
and return them with exaggerated protestations, all the while exchanging sarcastic comment in their own tongue, or elo
quent by-play and pantomime behind
countenances of awful gravity.
Observing that, though alert in transactions Involving merchandise, stock, ct
money, the Indians trusted the whlti
man with their hard-earned supplies of
meat, Huh, roots, etc., with the ntmosi
co nil deuce. Mr. Cowley asked one ol
them tho reason of this careleHimcis.
"Huh!" replied the nstutfi savage,
'"cause whlto men nut want slwasli
muek-a-muck; not oat 'om."
An Indian farmer who had been n good
customer of Mr. Cowley's for some time,
onco Htood out Tor a higher price foi
nomo oatB ho was Belling In small quantities, Haying that oleswhero h« could get
the higher rati- demanded. Mr. Cowley
refused to pay tin- Inorease, find the In
iltiin t in lis for red his custom. Attor a few
days lie wiih hack again with anotlici
load or outs, "Air. Cowley," ho snld.
"you pay me less for my o'.-ts than olhei
men, yo! you |iny mo more." After hi-
Joying fnr some lime Mr. Cowloy's perplexity at thia contradictory statement,
ho explained: "I haul him same, lonii ap
you; ho pay mom by thu bushel, Inn
give me less ohlok-a-mun for load, tic
now I bring my oatn to you; yuu pay
loss for my liuahot, hut more for my
"INK   IiiIuiin,"
Mr, Cowley was acquainted with mosl
or Mm prominent Indiana or those doyf
and his vivid recollections of them an-1
conceptions of their character nr« Full
of Interest. Moses-the haughty old nu
locrat ot Urn Chelan reservation, who
boars tho nickname or "Henry Wan'
Hoocher," and condescends to visit Spokane Htlll, on great occasions—Is freely
stigmatized as a coward, traitor, and us
sasHln, whoso only truly ndmlrublo qualities arc tho shrewd wit and moiiumenin]
Impudence by which lie has earned tin
reputation or hy-as ty-oo and won, everything ho oyei voted from white men.
red men, and tho government, without
compromising his oharaotor for a "good
heart" and as the "sknnkum tlll-a-cum"
of any who could Borvo him,
Spokane Clary was a man of another
typo, according Io Mr, Cowley. A lea-Mr
among his own people, by virtue of his
Bhrowd head and eloquent tongue, he
won IiIh way wllh the whites—after his
regeneration at the hands of Colonel
Steplco and other missionaries of more
pacific methods—by his peaceable disposition -Hid straightforward honesty of
character. Clary has been accused o
treachery to tho Interests uf the Spa
kanes, and in INK! George A. Paige, act
ing Indian agent at Port Colvlllo, in i
letter to Superintendent Waterman a
Olympla, said: "I am quite certain tha
Gary misrepresented the statements *>
his people when he Informed Mr. Chan
in.in that It was the wish or the Hpo
kanes to remove to and settle upon th<
Flathead reservation, i have, convened
with several leading men of that tribe
• * • and they |mvo Invariably ox-
pressed the wish that their recurvation
bo within or convenient to tho country
they now claim ami occupy." This
"country" Is defined as "upon tha Spokane river, from Its mouth to the U7tfa
Mr. Cowley, however, exonerated 0,iry
' -«. from the charge or unpatriotic conduct,
und says of him that when General Howard nnd Captain Wilkinson convened
the lenders' of the various local tribes
to discuss tho question of reservation
allotments, Gary listened with respuet-
ful attention while they tried to reason
nwuy his objections to a certain location
for hlH people, and held up to him Moses,
tho docile favorite of the government,
as n shining example of right-minded
and progressive manhood,
Gary took tha floor when they hail finished and, turning his hack upon Ihe
complacent Moses, said: "You tell mo
io bo a good Indian, a good man, then
loll mo to copy Moses? When was I a
had man? When Was there blood on
. Gary's hands except lu war? Your good
man Moses Is a murderer, a thief, a coward, 1 know he murdered that kind of
a man you call it Dutchman whnn he
was sleeping atone lu his cninp. Yet you
tell me to lie like Moses; go upon strangn
Intnl. Me! SpOkaflO Gary! No, not Ihn
Hpukaiie earth Is my mother; I will have
thai, or none,"
During thin Invi'cllvc Muses, iho politician, sal iiiialiiisheil, and lives today lit
an Indian's Ideal kingdom of woaltll
and power, wlilln Gary, iho patriot, lived
and died homeless and In comparative
Mr. Cowley nays Ihal (lid red moll tolt
their inferiority to llio white race, and
iiiiiHiiiii'il shrewdly about It. One of them
en tne Iii hlin onco and asked pat helically wliethn there wore Indians anywhere who hud great heads like the
white men, to hullil ships, roAtlfl, houses,
nnd get rioh >>y their wlls. Mr, Cowley
ooinfurlod him with plaluroitjlio stories
of East India, Its wealth, and kings, and
hordes of people, nnd the poor fellow's
self-esteem expanded visibly,
Sheridan's Storiun.
General Sheridan, on his travels, was
entertaining a group of the innocent natives through his scarcely less Innocent
interpreter, with Btorles of the wonders
and splendors of the white man's civilization. He told •'inn a long story about
the railroad, which the Interpreter had
seen. •'What do they Bay?" asked the
general, when he hud finished. "They
say they don't believe It," said the Interpreter.
Then he told them of the steamboat,
with which the Interpreter was also familiar, asking again what they said, and
learning that they thought this a greater
romance than the other.
Then the general exerted himself to
give them an Idea of ihe telegraph, the
wire which talked from one end of a long
river to the other. The Interpreter himself was silent at this. "Why don't you
tell them what 1 say?" asked Sheridan.
"Because 1 don't believe lhat yarn myself," was the frank reply.
One  Indian,  perplexed over questions
of theology and ethnology,  which carried him beyond his depth, came io Mr.
Cowlev and asked  why,  since  the Creator made all  men. he did  not   make
them all alike.  Mr. Cowley cited him to
ihe   beaver   and   Other    urinals,    which
adapt themselves in habits and constlttt- |
tton, and consequently in fur,  to their \
environments of high or low land; and
thus the child of nature understood at j
once the mystery of white and colored ,
skins,    and    straight,  curled or   wooly :
Mr. Cowley also repeats the Ingenious
tale hy which the Indl ins Justlni ■-. th< m-
selves in their original depravltj As- :
turning that the Creatoi b first < iro « i>
for the favored Whlti race, they totd
how he destroyed the had ones by a do id
and started a better race with the few
survivors. When they again ■■ .-. n rated
he sent the Redeemer and t B - ' -
set them ail right again v. p "v ti
had accomplished his mission to the
hlte men he woul I rrled tb
gospel to his benighti I i ■  •    ■ .:
ome envious whlti  men s n
him go, the Indian will gi: too smart ' r
'nn'.   cuM.'i'imuiM.'Y's   rim,niii;\
i'ihst iiiiAviiit hats whim: \\im,\ \,,
I'urtrltit   nl  Jiiiiicm   1.—11,'litl   lit'ttr  *,t
tin. New Yim-U Swell*-The
lluller n Shrewd Mult.
Lives there n man Willi
Who nover tu himself hi
Btankety-bliuilc tins ule
The blank remarKs arc
alter ti crowded reception tc
havo carried your IiIbIi  hal
woman in the room iia* is
pleasure lu rubbing it and yo
way, soya tho New Vorli Her.
Or you havo carefully .lot
"dicer" under your st-ai  it t
the follow hollillil you has pla;
his fool on 1:.
Perhaps, though, you havo
hurrlodiy into a cab and an.
hot ol
y madi
New Ortr,u,l«,,U,„> to Keep Alive llio
Menu,')'  ot  Ihe   Lost   CiuiNi'.
The new organization known as the
n ol tho Confederacy, which win,
aril of a low weeks ago la Alox-
\'a.. bids fair to havo all unox-
v rapid growth. The ordov was or-
by ii lian.llul ol hollos who are
.-nt lu tho OauglitoiB ol iho Con-
y. Their I.U'n. us Is roHtud by a
ig  correspondent ol iho I'hlla-
Times, is io secure ih" children
south between Infancy and i» i"
live in their minds tho history ol
si raus.'. and or tho moil who
,1 (aim. Iii the coulllol, A noble,
i man, will think, is to help Hu
i confederate soldiers.   Thcro ure
or th
1 ill'.
will bo
Willi Will
dor .'iiihi
or I lie orgnnUatlon,
ui of the liiiuahioi-s ot
I'lio   illles   Will   Iiii   Olll
I about half ut Un
■d will bo added I" »
iu raised will, whli-i
vol' tho HI
will have I
I'lQNAl, st:n vitiiik ov   in   V1SAH8
-t\i) a i'i\K or ijtr.oo
MlllOllt        HIM I.I)       HOltltOW       IT
UltldllU l'!\|M
lit Curry n
I'iM-e oi' Hu' i'i in I Man
(I III broil II  In   I.omloii.
Viih  Convicted   of     III li til I
ol' IIIh Wlle-lleimillied
penal sorvltudo Cor is years in 'he
ton Hlutn penitentiary ami a Hue of
wus iho sentence passed the other
iiiiiiii George W, Baxter, who lulled
ivlfu Inst February, says tho Portland
>U   Ul   I
it   he
'.1 tho decree Without iloni-
tiy Hurl.
of 3
hill or
• la
inous In the
'•It tlm chtUn
he men Who U
I war oil thO eo
ary,  ''We
infill,"  or
phrased It,
Lewlston Teller:
handling their money In a more conservative manner than they did When they
secured tho Brat payment. Tin- reckless
element have nut squandered their funds
at the gaming tables in this city, .is
they did on the other occasion, it Is reported, however, that they are gambling
lesperately among themselves on the reservation, Old-fashioned Spanish monto
Is their game. Some of the white (ramblers who opened games were "taken
In" hy the Indian "high rollers." The
stick frame U a favorite also. The success of lift hanker depends upon the skill
of the operator,, who conceals a stick
in his hands and the better loses or wins
is ho falls to guess or guesses the location of the slick. The Indians also play
•iislno, freeste-out and seven- up for large
Davenport Times; A good story Is told
oil a couple of our county seat canvass*
era who wore out soliciting names for a
petition they had with them, They op-
proaohod a good niitured old farmer
for his signature, who immediately accommodated them, and with a twinkling
lu his oyo suggested thai they tackle his
hired man over in the next Held, pointing
to a dummy ilgged out In full dress.
The enthusiastic and delighted onnvass-
'i' needed no second Invitation and al
once climbed ihe fence, approached nnd
politely tipped his hat to the supposed
hired man. Ho had just gut nicely
started In upon his subject when he discovered his mistake, li was too Into to
turn liiick, however, so he took a curve
.round through n Held of grain as though
to examine ii more closely, and so Intercepted his traveling companion farther
down llio road without again encountering the old farmer.
A   Mfe-Ti'i'itH'r   ll**-   ('linnet'   nf   tin-
\ cisrliiMc fiiinlrii.
Thero probably Isn't u prouder stale official In Idaho than Warden Jack Campbell nt tho penitentiary grounds, says the
Boise Mall.
The garden and orchard make a picture
that one who has nol seen the ground In
several years could not dream of.
The 2SD0 fruit trees of nil kinds are
healthy Indeed, and the .10 acres of po-
'atoes tha: last year yielded enough pro-
lit to put In the orchard, are ready for
even a heavier crop this season.
The cabbages, parsnips, turnips, watermelons, squash and other patches look
A llfe-lermor from Boise county has
charge »f the vegetable dopartmenti and
has proven by experience one valuable
Last March he transplanted potato vines
from round tin cans wl h the kips and
bottoms mslted '.rr, nnd now ovary one
^.i eared for has been in full bloom for
j\<r a week, Th*- warden lays they are
fully six weeks ahead of the othors, <mi
Die old man In cant uf the garden is
proud of his success.
The watevmelon plants are Just comlns
nut of the ground, tomato plants arc over
ft foot high, and other things accordingly.
Apricot trees havo made unusual progress and appear to be tho warden's fa
(AVtlll AN'    I'M M II     roNNIK TIOXH
(■real   < ihmuIIiiii   H>nM'im   fGxjHHlfM   to
(ii't I'urt «ii Our Trmlc.
A short time ago it wan annotineod
that the Ranodlan Pacific railway would
build Into Bpc-ki    uithiu   tx months,
This was on the authority of thoso who
are ii, ,i position to know. Tin- slalc-
meni is again made Unit when lb'- CroW'S
Noel pasi rood Is construoiedi the rood
to Spokane will i«- » part ot that nya-
This   will   ui'nn   miloll   I'i   Hpnhaile,   In
thai mm,Mini's of    grain ban be made
la coast points for expm-l, Ihal iiixirhiiu-
dl an te< shipped la Hpnliaiie wlllmul
our morehants Ih-ihk rotnpellod to pay
tribute lo ihe aoasl cities, as u now lite
case,    There  Will  be  I M   Ho mote    tile
pry of oooon compoiltion,   in faol, ihis
City will 'cciipv a position eqthll to imv
in the northwest, The torriini) nasi of
ih" Cnsnndcs will he eontrollml in Bpn.
ioiiie morclmntfl, and nil of Huh romiir)
eommorelnlly will bolong lo Spokane,
There are now three Inniscuulllienial
railway lines nonlflrlng here, and the
addiihm of the Canadian Poelllc win com-
plele Ihe M»l of Ibe northern roads WlllOll
seeking Ihe irafflo of Bpoknnn and the
tributary niuuiry. While navigable wn
icrs nre dmlrnbiO) u i« possible for an
Inland idly lo progress wllhinil (his de-
tilrnbla auxiliary.
■y of rata or brcasteil  Mu
gusty afternoon or suffered
and one torments   hal a
vho wears the high hat.
it. then, discard ihla unl\
at is just the point 1 am e'oi
at !
. tin
Lee   fa
iris nu
ikIi the first Blgns
lltkl   .11
BUS'.   Willi   ll"'   ll".
Ull   KllB
end, where the ".'1
*   llilllt'!'
o been regarded »
ui Magna Charm
v lhat the same Ji
s hero ,ts in Par
n  Mods  in  fash
on .aim.it have y i
tiiiU--.\ii.l ii very
, sealslcli
P of lie
William Cutting, Jr., to whom soft hats
oi the Homburg pattern are so very be-
ccming tliat one cannot blame them for
making use of them except when In
g-r&nde tenue. when, of curse, they fail
iy when
back on
But it
you found M
ou Id
i bi
ul I
irs. Hamilton Gary, Center
!!:; hcock, Goold Hoyt, James Van Alen,
Woodbur)1 Kane, Stanley Mortimer et Id
■ ■■;.'■■ , >n is going out among their fellow
n,': and women in anything but .he cor-
n  ■ <v,:<] conventional "dicer."
3 hey take th.- BngUshraan's point or
vli w th it the high hat means something,
stands ror something, and he who discards It is willing to be taken for what
he Is and not for what he looks like.
While all '.his discussion rages round
us some one remarks: "What is the origin of the high hat? Where did it conic
from, anyway, that we should be so Infernally deferential and complaisant tu
H ?'*
That is just where the shoe or the hat
Prom time Immemorial the high, d'.g-
nitied looking hat In some shape or other
has been accepted as a sign of dignity
and authority, while tho mere cap or
slouch has been left lo tho serf or un-/
All grent authorities agree Hint some of
the early Honuin emperors wore a kind of
headgear not unlike our present stovepipe,
although the material was hard enough
lo s ay the edge of a battle-ax.
The first heaver hais known In Europe
seem to havo been worn by the merchants
who were the great men of Ghent—Ghent
being, like London, a commercial town.
Beaver, which was awfully expensive,
Immediately became the fashion all over
civilised Europe, people In those days
having tho same idea that we have, thai
because a thing cos:s a lot It must be
The Ghent hat was not pretty, according to the old print, and undoubtedly the
merchant of the dny as well as ihe swell
found II as Insufferable, a nuisance aa
Lord Clower and the Vlcotnte de JunCK do,
So the hat makers of the day set them*
selves to Improve upon Ihe Ghent shape,
with no historically correct success, how-
ever, until we ooino across a portrali ol'
James I, wearing a very distingue, though
slightly fanciful, beaver ornamented with
a footlier—ploturosque enough but hardly
suitable to go with the plain and trim
costume of the present day.
Those of us who came over In Ihe Mayflower will well remember the snd outs of
our ancestors' beaver ha Is—how the
brim Happed disconsolately fore and afl
mid the tall crown waa devoid of all riin-
ni ing,
It was tho purllans' business, however,
to look sad and dejected, whereas the
cavaliers, wllh the same hal, rolled up
the brim, stuck a feather In It and called
it Charlie Siimri.
It is needless o follow the heaver hat
through Its various vicissitudes of the
three-cornered snd Napoleonic cook, but
about the beginning of Ihls colllliry tho
beaver began tu get shaken down Into a
shape which tins not varied no very much
up to the present clay.
The ha ter, of course. Is n shrewd oroa-
tiitv-iis how could he help being since
nil his art is io over brain matter? And
nil through this century he has boi n playing the changes on dlfiereni shapes of
stovepipes, always adhering io thai gen-
oral style, but altering (he shape of crown
and brim so tha his customers must con-
itnnlly buy to keep up wlih the fashion.
Thus the stylo In 1WM was slightly altered from Hint of 17IH),
In IfinS name another decided Change, to
be followed by a complete revolution in
1810 ami so on during ouch docade-lR3Q,
1830, M". IO, IHCO, i- ,ii. i- .a and l8M-thoi'o
has been a shulllng, a going buck, a coining forward, a wide brim, n narrow one,
a si might crown, a boll crown, un I]
Hornet linos we looked like Pondonnls,
again like Mr. IMckwIck, like Lard Urou-
cliain for u spell and back again lo Menu
ll Is well lo remark lhat In 18-10 a London hatter discovered Hint he could get
Iho same effect III fl Mill hal fl'olll llle use
of silk as from heaver and the silk li.i
was   eoiiseipienlly    llll I'oillliied   al    'lllollt
one ipuirler tl >st uf heaver, bul wllh
un appreciable reduction In price,
Tims there urn Iho best or histor-lenl
reasons for ihn preservation of the high
Hhnii i: go or stay? Thai is tho fiuaitloii,
iiioatii OK two in mmii:i> hhiiki>
They Were Mi i nil Hehuol MccDou
NocII.mcnI    ..I    lillllNIH'll.
,1. IB, Hmllli of I Ibdoti, nrognu, unloaded a LrnIII of iihei-p nl Kalispel, Mom.,
lo rest nnd feed, lie placed them mi the
sohool section imrthwosl of own, Tln<y
luiMii dying from hiiiiio oallflu, and somi
lltlng over two hundred died liwlilo of
•wn days,   ll la iii plain wnol ooiisoil
their tb'iilh, hill llloy arc silppo I to have
been poisoned, wi.vh ihe Inlop I-ii itc There
Ik talk Ihal some or llio neighboring
ranchmen, who objected to having the
pasturage dostpoyod by (he sheep, ttiivw-
ed Halipelro on the ground, but Dial Is
uiurnly a conjuulure,
small children except those belonging to
General Pltzhugh Lee, who has three
i lughlars and two sons. One of Iho sons
Is tn enter West 1'olnl In June, and (be
ti nor Is new In business at Huntington,
W, Va. The uiiit si girl is a handsome
i-ouny lady; the second daughter, Annie,
\a at school, while the youngest, Virginia, is vet iml a baby, The two sons ol
Uunbral \V, H. IT, Lee. Robert K. Lee
and Hotting Lee. are both grown young
!ii,ii. one of them u physician In New
\ ork and the other a promising lawyer at
the national capital.
General Stonewall Jackson loft one
ii lughti r, Virginia Jackson, afterward
Mrs. Christian. Mrs. Christian Is dead,
but left one child, who is living at Charlotte, In North Carolina,
General Stonewall Johnston left no cnli-
General Armlstead, who met his death
hi the famous charge at Gettysburg, was
a widower and left a son, who died a
few weeks ago In Rhode Island,
General J. 10. 13, Smart left two children, a daughter named Virginia and a
son colled for himself. Young J. E. B.
Stuart is married and living In Richmond, where he lias a small family of
little ones.
General James Longslreet has several
children, his iwo sons living In Washington.
General A. P. Hill left a daughter,
Mary Lee UNI, who Is now a resident of
Louisville, Ky.
General Beauregard had a family of
several children, all of the sons being at
present In business In New Orleans,
General William Mahone left two sons
and a daughter, who was recently married and makes her home in Petersburg,
General Basil Duke of Kentucky, who
married a sister of the famous raider,
Morgan, has a daughter who is one of inc
best lady violinists In the country. So
great Is her talent that she has put It
to financial use hy playing In concerts
over Hit! counlry, and her fame as a musician   Is   International.
General Marcus Wright lins several
children, some of them grown and others
but yet in their teens.
General John U. Gordon, senator from
Georgia, has grown children, among
them a very handsome daughter.
General Morgan of Alabama has a family of three daughters, all of them young
General John Morgan, tho raider, loTt
oim daughter, whose name was nlso John
Morgan, a peculiar one for a girl. Morgan married a sister of A. P. Hill.
General Pickett, or Gettysburg fame,
has a son wdio Is named for his father
and makes his homo In Washington.
General Bradley Johnson of Baltimore
Ik the father of a grown son of the same
hits or \»i:tiiwhst i.iri;.
Vancouver World: A lady bicyclist has
complained to the police that another lady
makes a practice of running her down
wllh her horse and buggy.
t  #  t
Norlhport News: This scrlliB has resided here four years, nnd wo never heard
of a rattlesnake being In tho country
until last week, when .1. E, Zimmerman
killed one about three-fourths of a mllo
ibis side of the Wilson ledge, on llio reservation, thin measured three feet and
nine Inohes In length and had nine rattles and a button.
tt  #  #
Wild   pigeons  are  doing  considerable
dainnge to crops in Coos county, Oregon.
tt # «
While Mrs. C. C. Cronor of Eugene was
In Salem last Sunday she visited llio s nto
penitentiary, says tho Orogonlnn. As she
was being shown through tho building
one of thu oonvlots picked her pocket, In
which was a woll-llllod purse,
tt  tt  tt
chief Johnson of .lunoaii, according to
the Alaska Mining Record, proposes to
eolobroto tho completion of his new residence on tho beach by an oxtetislvo pot-
Inch. Johnson snys he will potlnoh over
jaOOO wot* h of hhnikcls and other goods
among his friends, and set the dalo for
Hie occasion of the glorious b'ourih. lie
will bo glad lo meet bis pale-raced friends
at Iho ceremonies, but wllh characteristic
thrift ho propones to charge them a M-
e, nt admission foo, not tha, he expects to
make monoy oui of his potlaoh, but to ox-
elude ihe common white trash,
* « tt
Rolsq Mull: A yearling onyuso was sold
for till cents al Mountain Home hist Week.
The purchaser had to pay a dollar for a
rope wllh which lo load him homo,
tt tt »
Tnt'onm Union: Mr. lll'idiihnw loaves
July 1 10 Join Professor Myelin at Sllltu.
Together they will try to m.tlto n natural
history oxplOttillon of Vakutat buy and
OoOk'S  Inlet,   Tlie especially  good   things
they oxpeot lo llinl are specimens of it
new species of mountain sheep, of two
llpenloB of hear, and of Hm barren hunt
ilnrlboli reported from that region, Thoy
will not return before September, The
university of Washington, us well as the
university of Kansas, will undoubtedly
receive groat bnuollt from Ibis expedition, Both Ihoso collectors arc paying
their own expenses, which shown what
tuinrldcea moil will make who arc llior-
(Highly in lovo with their work,
tt * *
-iiregotilnii: The aiipiinil of furs limiigiil
to liib< market this sen son hns boon
smaller Ulan over before, nnd II Is ovl-
dcill Hint Ihe fur-hcnrlng iiiiIiiuiIh of lliln
region nre becoming scmenl'. The prleo
or iiiiiny kinds of furs han declined, as
U\ I'mfiii-il by advices from I lie hilo L,m-
dnu   salos.    l''or Instance,  marten  nnd
mink havo declined in |)ul ul, and bail-
vr and oiler Ifi pe I holow Hie prions
olilnlucd  il Ihe March sales.  The I -
liio iiiindinii has nine gone down In per
cut, A late I'it,iii ,,f Mull Id ll bus caused
) hi eh a ilemami for lalhi of inliilt, utnrt ill
Lti'l ■• llici' liulimih, lhat H Id renin t   libit   Hie  lull  go   Willi   Hie  111 l«
I thrown lu 11 hade by Ihe prosoill fad
hu ihe tall Is trnrlh more Bum Ibe
nt". When a lady has n collar made
k'hleh requires, say, two or Hired 111 I lilt
I bis, and sh" requires III in 20 mink lulls
Inched to the collar, the perplexed fur-
in coma lo Ihe conclusion lhat sonio-
il ui/-, "has got to ho did."
bad anything lo say why
I nol be passed upon him,
nice (hal was so faint it
was scarcely audible that ho hoped tho
court would deal leniently wllh him, and
that lie would .serve out his sentence,
Then he would come back here and take
care of his little girl, Edna Baxter.
He said 11 in a listless sort of a wny
thai Indicated there was little purpose In
living, and that Uc nevermore expeoted
lu take up thu broken thread of his life
and follow U out. Baxter spoke hopelessly, Booming to show Hint lu years to him
meant a life line.
Judge Bloohiiiold, one of Baxter's counsel, submitted a formal motion for a now
trial, which was overruled. Exception
was taken lo tho ruling, and then Baxter
was asked lo stand up for sentence.
"Baxter," the court said, "the court Is
satisfied .hat you have bad a fair and Impartial trial, You have been ably defended, and It was due lo tho ability of your
counsel that a verdict in a higher degree
ol punishment was not rendered ngalust
j on.   Tim jury was misled,"
Continuing, the court said lhat Iho killing had been done in a most brutal manner, and Hint thero was not the least
doubt but that he had done the killing.
The state had clearly established tho fact
of her being killed beyond a doubt, and
the only question related as to his commission of ihe crime.
The court then defended the dead woman.
"No person," the court said, "has come
to this court and said that in your absence your wlfo went to the back rooms
of saloons and drank. To my mind thero
Is no question but that you allowed yourself to gel worked up lo a high pitch of
anger, and that you killed your wife without cause, When you saw the ghastly
wound across her throat, made by your
hand, you realized nt onco what you had
done. It was a fearful act, and when the
officers came to get you you made up your
mind to kill yourself, realizing what
would happen. At Ihe critical mom .ml
your courage failed you, and you could
not go on. You allowed yourself on that
fatal afternoon to go beyond all bounds.
Alter mentioning tho cowardly manner
In which the dead Jennie Baxter's name
had been slandered in the trial, tho court
said Its sympathies were with tho accused man's aged mother and family,
"You must know there Is no punishment
adequate for the crime committed. My
sympathies are with your mother and
your family, It Is thoy who suffer more
than you for this. Tho sentence ot ihe
court Is that you bo Imprisoned in the
stale penitentiary for the period of 15
years, and thai you pay u flno of 1500."
Immediately nu adjournment of court
was announced, During the time the
court had been speaking two women had
slipped luo the back seats lu the courtroom, occupying places in the far corner
so ns to escape observation as much as
possible, it was tho mother and sister.
They sat with bowed heads, listening to
tho words of tho court, anil had It been
n death penally, the scene could not have
boon more pathotlc,
Mrs. Baxter was sobbing, and hor body
was swaying from side to sldo llku u
creature in agony.
When sentence was pronounced nnd as
Hie bailiff cried oui his jangle of words
the waitings and moans of tho heartbroken woman mingled with tho hustle and
confusion in the courtroom. In vain did
the sister endeavor to comfort the mother,
Tho penetrating cry, "O, my boy!" mus
have thrilled and saddened the hearts
that were not steeled to such scenes. Baxter wits as cool and unconcerned ns If he
had nothing lo do with what was going
Ah the prisoner, cool and unrelenting,
walked past iheiu, accompanying the Jailer's deputy ;o the regions below, he
stopped and kissed his mother and sister
Ill   Hie   MliMiHly,
It was nt a counlry election that the
following took place:
Mvery man for miles around was In attendance, from Ihe prosperous farmer
lo tho lowest farmhand, and horo und
thoro lu Htnall groups they hold lively iIIh-
otisslons about thu respective candidates,
Finally the chairman rapped for order
and the speechnuiklng begun. The wily
orator explained loudly and long nboul
the poor condition of tho country's welfare nnd wound up by asking nil those
who wished for it betterment of things
lu siiiinl up, Kvery man arose except an
old gray whiskered farmer, who Iimi
fallen asleep over Iho long winded oration.
"Now," said Ihe orator, after his listeners hud sealed themselves, "If thorn Is
n man here who does mil wish for a Iwt
icnuciil of things let liini stand up that
we may look upon lilm wilh scoru."
Al this moment the old farmer awoke
with a start, and, catching ihe words
"stand up," got upon IiIh feet and stared
slowly around ns a number of IiIhsoh were
thrown at him. This urousud his Iro and
ho snld:
"Waal, Mr, Speaker, 1 don't know
Whether yo bo voilu' for or agin Iho sentiments of my brethren hero, but you and
mc, I reckon, are in tho minority,"—Harper's Hound Table.
\n<ii,i;< TF,n GHAViOs or iimhuiin
We have 11 on good authority lhat Jonas
Jlaiiway, the eccentric philan.hroplsl, WHS
lirsl person won walked about the
uts of London with an umbrella ovur
his head, says Chaltorhox, Ho was a man
who did not want courage, as wc know
from other deeds which he did of more
dangerous soil. Being a Quaker, bo was
not afraid of sneers or jeering remarks,
which Quakers have always bad to encounter. Very likely he was both Insulted and pelted when he appeared with his
umbrella In some streets, for the constables of tho reign of George 111. did not
keep order so well as our modern policemen do. Probably good Mr, llanway's
original umbrella was even larger than
thoso to which, In allusion to one ot
Dickens' tales, the popular name of
"gamps" Is often given by way o' joke.
The Georgian umbrellas are described to
us as being made of green oiled canvas,
wllh bane ribs which would not bear a
strong gust of wind. Cowper, the poet,
in his "Tusk," mentions tho umbrella ua
an article which people used to protect
them from the sun, because tt was the
fashion then to cut down muny of Ihe
line old trees of parks and groves, so that
perhnps this was llanway's first Idea
about It, that It made a good sunshade.
Evidently Ihe umbrella came to us from
the oast, where It Is employed for that
purpose, but the French had It before us.
This was ono thing which made people
disllko It, for French fashions were
thought silly. MacDonald, writing In A.
D. 1778, says that the London idlers and
the hackney coachmen shouted after him
when he carried an umbrella, nnd called
him a "mincing Frenchman." His sister
was out walking with him, and sho was
so much insulted that lis had to talco refuge lu a shop. But 1 must say something
about Jonas Hanwny, for he is worthy to
bo remembered.
lie was born at Portsmoitlh in A. U,
1712, and traveled about (he world a good
deal, and published a book giving an account of bis travels In Persia. Wllh some
other gentlemen ho founded the Marine
Society In 17511, which was intended to
benefit beggar boys and orphans, by giving them an outllt nnd starling them ns
sailors upon trading ships. He was himself n Russian merchant. Then he was
cue of the early friends of Sunday
schools, though the schools which ho
helped to start were different to thoso
v.'e have now; they were tho means of
taming children who were llku young
savages. They heard ihe truths of Ihe Bible and were taught lo read, 11 was not
till lids century Hint a machine for
sweeping chimneys was Invented and
the custom of employing boys as Climbing sweepers gradually ceased, but before
that Jonas Hon way did what he could
lo protect these poor little fellows The-,-
had often to go up chimneys on bitter
cold mornings; sometimes they stuck fast
and died, oficn they got bail bruUos
and sores from this dangerous work.
Some of the timid ones, loo, were always afraid of meeting bogles in the
chimneys, Even at the age of fi or 7,
children wore so employed, because,
when small, they could climb up narrow
chimneys hotter, and little girls were
actually sent up sometimes. Mr. Hanwny obliged the masters to feed these
young sweepers properly, to have them
washed after their work, and to give
Ihcm beds, not dirty sacks, to sleep upon; also ho got their hours shortened.
When he was in London. Hanway llv.nl
during many years in a house in Red
Lion Square, Holbron, and he had .ill
the reception rooms Inere decorated witli
beautiful paintings and devices. Tho
reason be gave for this was a good ono;
he said that often visitors did not know
what to talk about, and thoso wall scenes
gave them a subject.
TnmhK nf KrniiclH Scott Key tiiul MnJ.
Utile Covered with Weeds.
PoHlerlly frequently Is not particular
in remember miingly tlm herons uf previous generations. Especially Ih ihla
true nf Francis Hcott Key, Author- uf
iho "Hlar-iMpimirlod Banner/1 whose
gt'uve linn been ujluwod In He unmarked
for ninny yoon except hy on insignlii-
einil looking nuil'blo Hluh, The grave
is Iii u publio cemetery not far from
l-'ri'd<Tli-k, M<1„ und ts ulimiHt overgrown with weeds nnd IiiimIich, according 1.0 the New York Presa.
KITm-lH lire being mnilo by n Tew put-
rlotlo Huulliernei'H tu raise money
chough in murk In u unliable miniuer
Hie grave of ihe author "f otir only
mil hum I hymn,
Another grnvo left tinuuirked Is (hill
nf Miljni' Owen Utile uf Tl'uy, N, V.
Major Male tierved wllh illsHuelluii ull
thrauvll lb« civil war, lie enlisted ns a
private and nunc mil. u caplnln, Ho rc-
uilbdiil in IMiH nnd wus killed In Ibe
halllo wllh Hie Indiana at Itlg Hear
liioltliluln In IST7,whc|-e be WUH ill Willi-
Miami of four companion of cavalry,
Clll/.cim of Troy hurried him wllh mill-
Miry hmini'M but hnvo nllnwpt) Iiii vo
lu go unmarked oxoopl for a small Hag,
Trade ronllmioH dull In most lines ul
A  Dk-UciiM Itooin dimI   Hie Gntv
Beyond thoso "Woods of Shorno" wo
come to a grand park, a thousand acres
or more In extent, full of old oaks, under
which are browsing herds of deer, and
through the park a long avenue of stately elms stretches lu a straight vista to an
ancient hall, writes John M. Klllcotl "n
tho Ountury, This is Cobhnm hall and
park, belonging to Lord Dnrnley. We
may remember that It is described In
"Pickwick Papers," where Mr, Pickwick,
Mr. Winkle and Mr. Suoilgrass pass ll
going tu the Lealber Bollle laverii.
So we are In Cobluim village, am! arrivo at that sumo old Leather Bottle tavern. We push through ii narrow hull,  I
are ushered lnlo » dark, low-uollhiged
roam. Here Dickons used lo nil ■ and
study tho guests, How many of his
unique characters must have passed all
UUCOnsclOtlBly undol' his deep-seeing gnzo
Iii Ihls old room, Tor here he would uuiiui
Holes as ho sal lu alienee. Here, loo, hu
made Bin Plekwjek olllh to llteel. Tint
walls uf thu room are now adorned with
Ortilkshank's quaint sketches of IDlok-
I'lis'  characters,  will wspupor prints
mid arllcles of ihe lime, with many por-
Iralts of Dlekeiis and bis family, Btrnngo-
ly enough, the only iwo pleiures in Iho
room nut relailng lo lUckciis are portraits nf ihe American notross, Mary All-
Heforn w*» leave ihe inn we write our
names In the visitors' book. It Is growing Into and we hurry buck. Ii is still
a beaiillful walk, and nfict- live in'les we
arc ugnln In Qravosonu. ISnierlng ihe
town by Ihe Pelhani road, we como to
the While Pnsl lavern, and must pause
lo contemplate another spot of interest.
Beside tho lavern i.s a little roatniigulnr
yard, well covered wllh Trass mid surrounded by ii llower bed filled wllh whim
lullpK, with a solitary rose bush In Us
collier. Nolhlng further marks this spot,
and Tew know Hun It Is of special Interest,) yet under tlm soil Is the tomb uf
lu tho parish register of ihn old HI.
Marie's church, which once siooil there,
Is colored:
"U1I7. Mary nisi. Rebecca Wrolffei
wylTo of Thomas Wrolfl'o, Oent,, a Virginia    Liulyn   llOI'llo,   WHS   burled   In   J'o
chancel I."
There Is a mistake In the iiiime Thomas,
for ft Hlimild  lie Jolllli  "Mary"  is old
I style  for  May,   How  strange  was  Iho
fain  of   Pocahontas,  a  siiVngc   maiden
I from ihe primeval forest« of America,
I Who died i ng the cIvlllRGll  while people she loved, far Horn Hie hud uf her
i birth,
Tlie  I'IirI OeciiMioii.
The caiillnn of tho Ahnrdouhin in giving an answer lo n direct question wus
well llluslrateil Ihn oilier day, whin I
nuked an eastern friend of initio, Wnose
family were noted for \n<ry ncllvo habits;
"Was not yuur father's death very sudden V"
Slowly drawing ono hand from It's
pocket, and pulling down his beard, the
Interrogated ono cautiously roplloil;
"Ay, It was unco' sudden for him, 1
ne'er knnt o' ma faylhor buln' In a hurry
boforo/'-Tlt-Ulls, LOVE hath Us tides;
Tho ship that rides
Upon their ebb and How
Is  never blessed
With perfect rost,
Hut swings- now high, now low.
Life hath its cares,
And whoso bears
The burden ot lis years
Until  llio  end
Musi hourly blond
Its laughter with its tears,
NANS  0 All 131211,
3H1S   bread   Is   as   stale   as—"
Nan paused for a lit comparison; "as stale as anything," Bhe
finished, grumbllngly.
"And everybody knows that Is stale
Indeed," said Pet, laughing—Pot's soft,
gentle lillie laugh wan ready for every
Pm tired of It nll-ti^d
"Por my part,
to death!"
Pet's pale face filled With wondering
surprise; was Ibis her brave, merry sister Nun?
"Tired of what, Nanslc?" sho asked,
"Tired of stale bread and watered milk
and scrappy pieces of meat—tired of
slops!"   said   Nan,   Impatiently.
Pet arose and limpet! slowly around the
table to where Nan sat, and put her arms
about her sister's neck.   Pet was lame.
"Poor darling! you arc just tired out
with the hot weather, Nan, dear. If you
did nol have me to support—It—It breaks
my heart, Nansle, that you must pay so
many doctor's bills—" the gentle voice
broke and the pale little face was grave.
Nan's arms were around her Immediately, and she was uttering all sorts of
remorseful, caressing words.
"Don't say it again, Pot! Don't ever
dare to say it again. Ugh! what a nasty
wretch I was! a beast, Pet, nothing short
of a beast! Don't yuu do the housework,
baby? A mere baby doing a person's
housework!" Nan's voice implied that
such a thing was preposterous and unheard of, and ought not to be tolerated
by Ihe laws of any country. "1 said I
was a beast, Pet; please remember that,
a—a—obnoxious beast!" ended Nan, vehemently, with utter disregard to grammar.
After ending this outburst she glared
so liercoly thai Pet laughed outright, and
presently Nan joined her, and they both
felt better.
"ll shall not always be like this. I
have a career before me! 1 fool it." Nan
threw hor pretty head back proudly. Pet
looked at hor admiringly. She lirmly believed her sister capable of anything.
"1 shall earn lots of money by and by—
heaps of ll.   1  shall be famous."   (Such
a lillie Nan to bo famous-such a round,
roly-poly,    ridiculous   little   person!)   "I \
shall never let you work then, Pet, and '
we will have, no end of good things,"
"And John H:ir-" began Pet, hesitatingly, but Nan held up her lingers warn-
"Don't say ll, Pot!" she snld, wrath-
fnlly. "Don't you mention a certain person's name! it's a name lhat is not to
be mentioned between us. As il 1 didn't
hear It oflen enough In the otlice! Ugh!
Bul there, chick, Pm going to lie good
now, nnd must be off; it's late. Good by,
little conscience."
The two girls were orphans, nnd the
$10 a week that Nan earned as typo
In the composing room of tho Traveler
was all the girls had to depend upon for
BUpporl. Pet was lame and delicate, and
there wore heavy doctor bills to pay, beside rent, provisions and clothing. It
necessliatod close economy. Usually Nan
was the most cheery, courageous little
person Imaginable, bul iho hot weather
was wearing, and she saw Pet, who wus
not quite 11, growing paler every day. If
she could only take her away for a few
weeks! She felt that It must be arranged
some way. Sho adored Pet; sometimes
she colled her her conscience. Willful,
Independent Nan sadly needed a conscience. Indeed, there was a certain person who sometimes half doubted If she
possessed even the faintest shadow of
one of her own. This person was a great
trial to Nan—so she said.
Ills lu.me was John Harris, and bo was
the efficient foreman In the onice where
Nan worked, earning three times as
much money as Nan did; nevertheless he
was quite loo common a person for a
young lady wilh a career before her to
give a second thought. Nan lold herself
so a great many times, and It certainly
was provoking Ihal this audacious young
man had presumed to fail lu lovo with
her, Nan Insisted; but tliat beiilghl.'d
person, John Harris, failed to see It 'n
thai light,
Pour John Harris! one feels Inclined 'o
say. But John needed nobody's pity. He
was a big, broad-shnuhlered fellow, with
handsome gray eyes Ihal held a quiet
determination, as If tholr owner was
quite able to lake care of himself and
bis Interests. Nan knew she ought lo
dispose of ihls young man some wny-
snltlo hhu once for all, but strange as It
was. she hated lo do it. She did enjoy
tensing die big, handsome fellow. Beside, John Harris wouldn't be disposed
Nan round his quiet gray eyes dls-
lurblng this morning, as, lucking over
the top of her case, she found thorn re-
guiding Inr wilh a mixture of reproach
and displeasure, mingled wllh something
warmer, which caused her lo blush,
much to her disgust, Sho frowned severely nl them.
The owner or Hie eyes came around beside her and coolly helped himself Lo type
from her case hi llntsb Ihe piece of work
he  bad  In  his  hand.
"So yon are a I'ull-lledged literary wo-
maii,  NauV"  he snld,  quietly,
"181)1 what?" cried  Nan, a gmal  rush
of color sweeping over her prctly face.
l(llOW—how did you know?" she faltered,
"Saw your story In Iho Trumpet last
night,"   said   John,   rather  shortly,
Nun actually gasped, Then It was lie-
ceplcd! really printed I Fume, fori une,
all sorts of rosy things seonied within
Nan's grasp,
"It's the veriest Irash, Nan," snld John
Harris, severely. "1 am surprised lhat
you would sloop lo wrllo such stuff."
Nan's pretty mouth hardened, and her
brown eyes Hashed.
"Thank you," she seld, wllh cutting
"You are quite welcome," said John
Harris, politely,
How fortunate that Nan's case was oil
to llsnlf and out of earshot of the others,
une could talk to her so comfortably. It
Is Just possible lhat sly John Harris had <
a blind In arranging It so. Ono would
nol like to accuse him nf II, and yet, as
1 say, It is Just barely possible,
ivi spile of lis burliness, Nan's mouth
quivered slightly. Hhe turned in that unfeeling person beside her and snld, with
nn nibl IIHle choke:
"It la exceedingly kind of you, John
Harris, to say Hint, oh, kind, Indeed!
Trash! How gciiemus you are! II— was-
execeillngly kind of you to say Hint you
despised me!"
Julio opened his eyes lu astonishment;
and no wonder, since he hud sahl nothing
of (he kind.
"Why, Nan—"
Bul Nun would nol listen, but wont on
"Why should 1 nol write IchhIi? Why
should I nol do anything short of murder
and Hint sort uf thing- to earn money
when I need It so badly?"
John's face relented a I ILII 0.
"Bul, Nun, I'm afraid (hey won't pay
"John Harris!" cried Nan, with withering scorn, "I wish yuu hud some sonsut"
"So do I," said John, soberly.  But Iho
gray eyes were twinkling, My own private opinion is that John Harris was a
patient man,
The wrath suddenly died out of Nan's
face.   Her anger was always short-lived.
"1 want lo take I'et away lo the counlry," she said, chokingly.   "It is breaking
my heart to see her fading every day."
Every vosllgc of sternness vanished
from Ibe gray eyes regarding her.
"If  you   would   only  let  me   help  you,
Nan," suid John, wistfully,
"Bul   I   won't,"  replied  Nan,  promptly.
"No," said John, ruefully,  "you never
would take any aid from mo,"
"Why should 1'.'" asked Nan, calmly;
"you have no right to offer mo aid, nor
1 to receive It,"
"Is that my fault, Nan?" asked John,
of her case and defacing It shamefully.
She evidently did not Intend to commit
"I am awfully fond of you, Nan," said
llmt ridiculous John Harris,
"So I have heard you remark," replied
Nan, demurely. Then she laughed, tho
naughtiest, sweetest, most tantalizing little laugh Imaginable. Any man ought io
havo been charmed with It. Hut John
Harris received It with Iho worst possible grace, long-suffering though ho was.
He squared his handsome shoulders and
regarded her with eyes dark with wrath;
gradually they softened, however, and
he said, ruefully:
"I don't know whether you realize how
tantalizing—how really cruel you are,
Nan, Sometimes 1 think you do It on
Nan's face was a study as she climbed
down from her stool.
"I guess It's time to go home to dinner," she announced, calmly, ami she
walked off with dignity, leaving John
Harris standing alone and looking after
her retreating figure in mingled amazement and wrath.
"Poor John!" sighed Nan, on her way
home. "One could almost like him if ho
wero situated differently. If ho were an
editor, or an author, or even a reporter,"
Thai brought back her own good fortune,
her own bright laurels. John Harris, Indeed! it might do well enough at present," said Nan, musingly, ("Oh, very,
very well," Nan's eyes snld) "but what
would It be live or six years from the
present? And It always gels to be live
or six years from the present." This being an Indisputable fact, Nan did not
stop to arguo It. "Five or six yeni's
hence, and my sphere reduced lo four or
five humble rooms, ceaseless days of toil
In a hot, stuffy kitchen, two or three
cross, fretful babies, like as nor'—Nun
colored rosily—"and no end of sewing,
darning and stitching—no, thank von,
Mr. John Harris!"
What   an   exaggerating  young  person
Nan was, for she knew quite well  that
said  John   Harris   hud   a   modest   llttlo
home, all paid Tor, and a good salary on
which to support a wife.
"Nan,  Nan  Barnes!   Is that you'.'"
Nan turned to llnd a young lady of her
own age running after her.
"Why, Alice, how do you do?"
"I'm-all—right!" panted Alice, "but 1
Just want lo shake you, Nancy Barnes.
Here   you   have   just   tormented   Cousin
John until he has finally given over all
hope and has gone and gol engaged tu
that    harum-scarum  Jess  Wilson.    Oh,
Nan, how could you?"
Nan's tips whitened suddenly.
"How  do  you  know—who   lold  you?"
she asked, faintly.
"Why, Jess' sister told me with her
own lips. I was so disappointed, Nan-
bnt I have to turn off hero, and postpone
my scolding until another lime."
"Poor Nan. Her face held o strangely
blank look, and hor brown eyes wero dilated wllh misery,
"Oh!" she said, chokingly, "what perfidy! What baseness! What, a wicked,
cruel deceiver was John Harris. Had ho
not that morning—aye, less than half an
hour before—lold her that he was fon.1
of her? Oh, perfidious John!
"John! dear John!" she sobbed. "Oh,
If you had only known! If you had only
been pallent with me a Utile longer,
John—ever so llttlo longer! But It's ton
late now!"
Poor Nan sobbed on bitterly, uttering
many foolish, passionate words of love
and regret. She said John was the besl
man In the world- and the truest. She
said he was the most long-suffering ami
the patlentest. She said, too, thai sho
loved him with all her heart and soul;
and lhat she would jump at tho chance
ot marrying him If ho were forty lore-
men In stead of one—which was rather
a startling estimate-yes, she would be
glad— oh, how glad! lo marry John If lie
were Ihe devil himself! (Nan had reference to that much abused scapegoat of
the printing olllce.) "Oh, John! John!
ami I loved you so much!"
A hand was laid ever so gently on
Nan's head, and starting up hastily, slit
saw John Harris beside her. gazing down
on her wllh astonlshme+it, Ills eyes held
n repressed lire, and wore regarding leu
in   a  passionate   tenderncts.
"How—how did you come to he here?"
faltered Nan.
"Followed you," said John, cheerfully,
bul Ills voice was a little unsteady.
"Nan, was I right In thinking you said
Jusl now that yuu love me?"
Nan arose and looked at him reproachfully; her face was white and miserable,
"f deserve It, John," she said, humbly,
"I deserve this humiliation, and yet It
Is unlike you to bo so ungenerous, You
ure engaged, now, John; you might he
kinder In your happiness."
"Kngaged!" cried John, In great aslon-
"Yes, John, you are."
"Why, Nan, you surely know thai I urn
not.   I Would like lo be, dear, you know
that, too."
"Why—1 was—told thai you were engaged In Jess Wilson," sahl Nan, faintly,
"Then ll has been arranged without my
consent or knowledge," snld John, laughing.
Then he benl over her and looked
searchlugly Into her eyes.
"Vmi have no answered my question
yel, Nan," he said, soflly. "Was I right
in thinking thai l heard you say you
loved me?"
"1 almost think you were. John," faltered Nan.
John's face was radiant.
"Nan, 1 am tho happlosl man olive, to
know Hint you riiilly can care about me,
my humble self, and lint you would marry me, even If I were thu devil himself" -
John's eyes Iwlnkled mischievously, 11
was really loo bad of him.
"nh, John, you beard!" snld Nan, faintly.
"Yes, dear, I did hear, and llwiik flod
thai I did. Now, Nan, 1 have sotnolllhig
lo loll you. I Intended coming lo your
home tonight. My uncle died recently
and has left me a small fortune, ami you
shall have a charming Utile home, Nan,
and I shall be able to give you every oolil-
"John, dear John," said Nun, "un If I
cared when I have you!"
An hour lator, In Hie tiny front room of
Nan's home, wllh Pel sitting by, radiant-
eyed and overjoyed, .1 oil li sold cnrucHlly;
'"Ibin'l be illlgry, Nan, bul I really was
oui up about llinl hIoi
—ll was unworthy of you
you wiiUidn'l  do I ."
"I will never write another line, John,"
sold Nan, meekly. Ilul she did In after
years, bul her work was such Ihnl John
could Und no fault with It.  "II had your
name attached In II. too," John continued,
regretfully! "uuoh » dear mile namo ■
only," said John, Hohorly, "I don' t|iille
know about the last iinmo. I believe t
would cluinge that as soon ns possible,
Nan laughed und blushed.
John liiughed Ion, but he was quite loo
shameless lo blush.—Womankind.
HEAVBN overarches earth and sea,
Earth-sadness  and   sea-bitterness,
Heaven overarches you and me:
A little while nnd we shall be-
Please Hod—where there Is no more «ea,
Nor barren bitterness.
Heaven overarches you and me,
And all earth's gardens and her graves.
Look up with me, until we see
The day break ami the shadows fiee.
What though tonight wrecks yon and me
If so tomorrow saves?
R. RHODES was ihe high sheriff
of —■ county, Massachusetts,
- .— r and his good nume, Inherited
from the father and cherished by tho
son, made him not only popular ns an
oilicer, but rather wealthy as a mm.
Why Mr. Rhodes had never gol married
the ladles could not ascertain, though
they talked the matter ov.-r and over
very often, but almost all said there
mils', have been some cause Ul his youth
-Mr. Rhodes was :i5 at least-whloh was
known only to himself nnd perhaps one
"Some disappointment," Said Miss
Anna, a young lady who thought it
wrong that gentlemen should be disappointed,   "some  fatal  disappointment."
"Not at all," said her maiden aunt,
"not at all; nobody ever thought that
Mr, Rhodes had courage enough to offer
himself to a lady. He Is so modest that
I should like to see him mnke a proposal."
"No doubt of it, aunt; no doubt of it;
nnd to hear him, too," said Anna.
"Your father and I," said Anna's
mother, "once thought that Mr. Rhodes
would certainly marry Miss Susan Morgan, who then lived in tha neighborhood."
"Was he accepted by Miss Morgan?"
asked Anna.
"I don't believe she ever had an orfer,"
said Aunt Arabella,
"Perhaps not," snld Mrs. Wilton, "bul
she certainly deserved one from Mr.
Rhodes; nnd 1 have frequently thought
that, during services in the church, he
was about lo make proposals before the
congregation, as he kept his eyes continually upon her."
"Do you think," asked Anna, "that
Miss Morgan was as fond of him as" ho
appeared to lie of her?"
"She certainly did nol take the same
means of showing her feelings," said I
Mrs. Wilton, "for she never lookeil at
bltn in church, and seemed lo blush when
by any means she discovered that olbers
hud noticed  bis pazing  upon her."
"t should think," said Anna, partly
aside. "Hint a man like Mr. Rhodes
would not lack confidence to address a
lady, especially if she was conscious of
Iter own feelings and of his Infirmity."
Mrs. W. smiled, and Auni Arabella was
about to say that no lady would ever
evince her feelings under such circumstances, when Mrs. Wilton remarked
that once, when she had joked Miss Morgan upon her conquest, she rather pettishly replied "lhat she mny have sub-
clued him, but he had never acknowledged her power."
"Conquest and possession did not go
together, then." said Anna.
"Well, is ihls attachment the cause of
Mr, Rhodes' single condition? Was ther.'
no one else at whom he could look In
church, who would be likely to look at
tiiin also?" said Anna, nodding toward
her aunt.
"No," said Aunt A., with a hearty
smile, "none In the pew to which you
allude. 1 at least was too strongly Impressed with the force of the Tenth Commandment, 'Thou shall not covet thy
neighbor's ox. nor bis ass,' ever to be
'unking over Miss Morgan al Mr.
One morning Mr. Rhodes wns sitting in
bis offlce when one of his deputies read
off a list of executions and attachments,
which he had In his hand to serve, nnd
imong them was one against a lady at n
short distance, Tho nmount was not
great, but enough to bring distress upon
i family.
"Let me take that," said Ihe sheriff,
wilh some feeling, "It is out of your
iValk.nnd 1 will drive to the residence of
tha  person   tomorrow  morning."
The modest vehicle of the officer stopped at the door of a oent dwelling house
n a retired, delightful situation, where
ill things told of lasle und economy,
I'he sheriff opened the gate, ascend id
tho steps of ihe house, and asked 'f
Miss Morgan wns at home.
The servant answered In the nfllrmu-
As Mr. Rhodes passed along the hall
ii thought over ihe part he had lo per-
orin-ltow he should Introduce the subject—how, If the debt should prove to
be onerous, be should contrive lo lighten
ibe burden by IiIb own abilities; and
wh»n he reached ihe door lie hud conned
iis salutation to the lady and his open-
ng speech on tho subject of his official
Thi' servant opened iho door. Mr.
Rhodes entered with a bow, He blushed,
lesltated, and at leuglh took a seat, tn
which Miss Morgan directed him by a
.vruoei'nl turn of her hand.
After n few moments' hesitancy, Mr.
Rhodes fell (hat it was his business to
ipen a conversation that would explain
■he object nf his visit; ho he offered by
way of preface a few remarks upon the
coldness of the spring.
"Yes," snld Miss Morgan, "lint yet cold
is Ihe weather has been, and, even not*
ivlthstandlng a few frosts, you see ihe
trees have their richest foliage and the
(lowers are luxuriant,"
"True," snld Mr. Rhn-lcH. "ll seems
thul though there may be a good deal of
coldness, nnlure wiil have her own way,
ind, In lime, asseri her prerogative,,late,
perhaps, Miss Morgan, bul still ihn
Mr. Rhodes foil rather slurtlod al his
iwtl speech, and looking up, wus Infinitely astonished to see that Miss Morgan
was blushing like one of Uie roses thai
wen- hanging against the window.
"We ure always pleased," snld Mbis
Morgan, "to see that we admire breaking
through Hie chining Influences by which
wo have been restrained, nnd satisfying
our hopes by their ultimate disclosure,"
Miss Morgan wan looking directly la-
ward the bush on which three rases wore
clustering in most gorgeous richness,
Mr. Rhodes put his bunds Into his
pockets and fell of the official papers to
gather a llttlo courng
to ke.
I wish
Mr. Rhodes, "and therefore I thought R
more delicate to make the offer In person."
"You are considerate, Mr. Rhodes."
"Am 1 then to understand, Miss Mor-
,gan, that my proposition Is agreeable to
you? In other words, that it is accepted?"
"Mr. Rhodes," said the lady, with much
hesitation, "1 must claim a little lime
to think of ll."
"I will call, then, on my return from
ihe village beyond."
"Let me ask a little more time," said
site;   say,   oext  week."
"Miss Morgan,'   bhiu lur. Rhodes, "the
matter retpilres  immediate  answer;   the
attachment is of an old dale, and time
now is everything.   My feelings are deeply interested: and may I but   hope lhat
i while you are using so short a time to
consider a subject which you are pleased
j lo view as of such great delicacy with regard to yourself, you will allow my feelings  to  weigh  with  you  in  deciding in
favor of my proposition, which, I assiii'o
you, is made after due deliberation upon
my   ability   to  perform   my   part  of   the
i    Mr. Rhodes then took bis leave, astoa-
j ished  at bis own  volubility,   which,  lii-
l deed, nothing could have Induced but his
desire  to relieve one so much esteemed
1 us Miss Morgan from present embarrnss-
, men I.
|    Mr.   Rhodes   drove   lo   a    neighboring
place, deeply occupied with bis good purposes   toward   Miss   Morgan,   satisfying
himself  that the pecuniary  sacrifice lie
. had proposed was due. lo his untold and
j unknown affection for her, and not be-
1 you'd his means.
I    Miss Morgan felt a renewal of all llio-ie
feelings which had rather been dormant
than quenched In her bosom, and desired
, the advice of her married sister, who was
i unfortunately absent.  That Mr. Rhodes
j hud once felt n strong attachment to her
j she could nol doubt; that he hud contln-
j ned lo cherish, as she had done, the re-
; clprocnl feeling, she had nol ventured to
j hope.   Rut  na  It   was  evident   lhat  the
proposition of Mr. Rhodes was not from
any sudden impulse, Miss Morgan resolved to signify her assent to a proposition
so  worthy  of consideration  on  all  accounts.
In less than two hours .Mr. Rhodes
drove up in ihe door again, fastened bis
horse, and was readmitted to ihe little
back parlor, which lie had occupied In an
earlier part of the day.
"Miss Morgan," said Mr. Rhodes, "before receiving your answer, which 1 trust
you are prepared to give In favor of accepting my proposals, 1 wish to slate to
you Ihal I have considered all the olr-
eumslanceH of my position and yours,
and llnd myself better able, from some
previously unconsidered matte
my part of ihe iirrangeme
ihnughi myself when I ventured io maae
ihe offer; so that the kindness, If you
will have tint word used in this matter,   Is all on  your side."
"Under present circumstances—I mean
those of our long acquaintance anil our
family Intercourse, though of Into rather
Interrupted," snld Mis* Mnrga.u, "and my
right, by yours," she added, casting a
glance at a looking glass, that showed
only matured womanhood, "to speak for
mysolf, 1 have concluded to consider your
proposal fnvorauly."
"Consider! Miss Morgan, consider favorably! May I not hope you mean that
you will accept It?"
Miss Morgan gave no answer.
"Nay, then, it is accepted." said Mr.
Rhodes, with a vivacity lhat Miss Morgan thotighl wou'd have brought hhu to
her lips—her hand, ut least.
"How happy you have made me," said
Mr. Rhodes; "having now disposed of
this mniler, there are ten days allowed.
"That's   very   short,"   said   Ml:
gan; "only Ion days; you seem
u haste unusual to you
"It Is the attachment,
Is Imperative."
"You   spenlt   rather  a
"But truly, very truly
"The attachment requires It."
"I thought," said she, smiling,	
titchmont would be for Hfo."
Mr. Rhodes looked exceedingly confused. At length he started suddenly toward
the lady.
"My dear Miss Morgan, Ih it possible
that for once in my life I havo blundered
Into the right path? fan I have been so
fortunately misconstrued?"
"If there is any mistake," said Miss
Morgan, "I hope ll will be cleared up
Immediately. 1 can scarcely think that
Mr. Rhodes would intentionally offend
an unprotected orphan, the daughter of
his former friends."
Mr. Rhodes hastily pulled from Ills
pocket his writ of attachment and showed It lo Miss Morgan.
"This Is certainly your name, and this
"Is the disputed possession,"
Morgan, "of my sister-in-law of the same
name. Mrs. Susan Morgan."
Mr. Rhodes stood confounded, lie was
afraid of the course which the matter
was likely to take.
"So, Mr. Rhodes, you see the attachment was for this property. Now, ns it
Is noi mine, and as, Indeed, 1 have llttlo
of my own, you, of course, have no cluliii
upon my person."
"1 beg your pardon, my dear Miss Morgan, I beg your pardon. You have not
Ihe property, Indeed, for me to utlueh,
but be pleased lo read lower down on
the writ! you will see—look at It, If you
please-Tor want thereof take the
"But,.Mr, Rhodes, the promise wns ex-
lorted under a misapprehension, so that 1
am released."
"No, not nt all; you are required only
to fulfill the promise, Just as yon Intended when you made it. As to tho
attachment for tho widow and her property, I'll serve lhat by deputy."
In ten days the clergyman, and not
the magistrate, was called In, and tho
whole arrangement wns consummated,
And Aunt Arabella, who was so careful about the Tenth Commandment, declared thai II said nothing about coveting a neighbor's husband, and If ll hud,
she old not think she would VlDloto ii. -
Hidlnnnpolls Hun.
Ll? NDEK the npplo blossoms,
J   Under the flickering shade,
Who is walking soflly?
Only  the parlor maid,
Under the apple blossoms,
Under   the   moving   boughs,
The fanner's son Is passing,
only to fetch his cows.
[■ Hit
OS liom
l,y oh
■o   ill   1
ho al
r I
■■ oftc
met be
.- brum
'S  111.'01
other i
... si
imo o
tiff Jf HEN Jo,, and   Hattle  were
\J(/ rled  they came to  New  Y(
V"   their wedding trip and w-
i-itrnl Park
H   was  Sat'
I io divide
t that
the   Gov
ollioit   l,e
1 a great many p<
somehow Joe and Huttb
attention with the zoob
'his mny have been due lo the fl
Matlfo was dressed completely ii
wilh white kid slippers and orange blossoms, and .foe wore lavender trousers, a
moonllght-on-the-leke foiir-m-hand, and a
painfully conscious air. Hattle, however,
wns apparently totally oblivious of everything bin her own happiness and ihe
sense of her own proprietorship of Joe.
She was delighted with everythlne *h»
saw. and explained to him In a lively
fashion the manners and customs ot me
birds und beasts lu Hie compounds and
cages, us she was able to recall the descriptions in her natural history. What
she could nol remember she glibly supplied from her Imagination.
Joe look it all in and so did u constantly Increasing throng of Interested spectators,
They approached the cage wherein rr '
posed Ibe lion, the king of beasts. The;
king of boasts was lying down, his chin
on Ills two forepaws, and his nuse In (dose
proximity lo the bars of the cage. He was
regarding wilh an affection of indiffer-
- the enthusiasm of Untile nnd Joe
and the amusement of Ihe onlookers.
oe," said Hal He. "isn't  he a beaut?
Watch me charm him,"
'Oh, you cnn'l charm him! Come along;
lei's no and see Hie monkeys," protested
"What's the matter 1 can't charm
him'.'" cried Hattle. "Don't yon know
that no animal, however wild, can withstand the power of the human eye?
Watch me." She stood against Hie railing and leaned over toward Hie Hon. and
gazed steadfastly (mo the orbs of Ihe
monarch of ihe desert. The monarch
stood It for a few moments, and then,
wllh a bored expression, he dropped his
lids and gave vent to a lonesome sigh,
"There!" exclaimed Wattle. "What did
1   tell  you?"
"13egOBll, Hint's wonderful!" snld Joe.
"1 oflen heard or thai, but I never more'n
half believed II," and they passed on to
the circuit of Ihe house, and were about
lo puss out of the same door through
which ihey had entered, Hut llattie happened io glance over to her friend, the
king of boasts, and observed that he was
once more taking a languid Interest In
Ihe proceedings. She also noticed thul a
number of people had entered who hud
nol participated in the previous perform-
Heing a:-ked by a Tacoma Ledger reporter regarding the outlook fur his nomination for governor. Colonel Jame.^ Hamilton Lewis replied:
"if I can rely upon the unbounded assurances of Innumerable friends throughout
the state, both within and without the
party, 1 shall be nominated unanimously, and 1 assure you 1 shall be elected."'
"Where do you stand as to fusion and
on the currenoy question?"
"Right where I have stood since I have
been In public life.   I wus ehairmnn   of
the platform committee at the Spokane
convention   In   1SWS,   which   declared    for
silver; was chairman of the convention of
lhtfi held at Ellensburg, which also declared for silver.    It was al my request
that   Mr.  Snlvely  wrote oui the  silver
plank of 1892, upon which I expected to
run for governor.   I led the light for silver
at the Yakima convention in 1KH, opposing my own delegation.   1 am, therefore,
ia tavor of and am advocating the principles embodied in ihe plank adopted here
in Tacoma al the democratic convention
■hiring for a free and unlim-
of silver al the ratio of 1G to
,-ithout waiting for the Intercity other nation.
to fusion,   I   earnestly   favor
11 putties and all voters under
organization  who favor   the
limited coinage of silver, as 1
•ibed;   the   regulation   of    the
(asportation so lhat ibe corn-
western and eastern Washing-
on may seek markets without loss; the
ibollsliment  of  the  cumbersome,  unnecessary and expensive machinery known
is commissioners! the economizing in excuses uf the stale government and con-
teqiionl   lessening   of   taxation,   and     111
teeplng   the   stale   wlihln   its   eonstltPi-
tonal   limit   of   indebtedness.     I    would
,refer that this union be made under the
maples   of   the   democrulle   party.     If
t can't )>e. then 1 am agreeable to any
•ourse the democratic party shall consent
Lo.   In my opinion, such a union will un-
loubtedly win in this state from GOOO to
10,000 majority."
\pnl  14.
and  nnt
Miss Mo:
"Hold on l
i charm lb
"Oh, neve
minute," she anli
' lion again."
•   mind   the   Hon,1
II  right;  we ain't
"I waul
ecu   the
aid Ml*
from  Inch-
"I   h
Miss Margin
said   Mr.   Hhodes,   "an   al-
I la
this time leul  blushes lu
, Is of a
"The allnoht ll, Miss Morgan.
dlslaiit dale, and I fell that loo mueii
lime bud already elapsed; lluil, Indeed,
bisleiul of entrusting ll, ns I might have
I,,,,.,   to nnolhor,  I  thought thul  In  h
lollulUjy  It  would  be
lie Iii person."
Hhodes? Ibe nllnchtueol
monkeys yet, and It's getting bile."
"All right," declared Hattle, standing
on her privilege; "you run along and look
at the monkeys; I'm going to stay here
nnd charm the lion."
She went over loward Hie lion's eiige
again and Joe followed close behind.
Julie a large crowd gathered around to
witness the triumph of mind over In*
Unci. Ilnttlo looked al bis royal high*
less and bis royal highness looked hack
Hhe loaned over toward him and looked
him slrnlght In the eye. He didn't even
wink, She stretched out her neck until her nose alinosl touched his, and lib
groat eyes looked down unwaveringly into hers and seemed lo be exploring the
Inmost recesses of her anatomy,
In (he meantime Joe was growing anxious, and some ||ght-mltlded young women begun to snicker. Hattle heard It,
und It made her mad. She concentrated
ail her energies In one last look of mill*
gled rage and hate, and shouted In his
very teeth:
In an Instant the outraged bents wus on
his feel, his uiouib wider opon than an
army contract, while a roar thai shook
the fiiundnllon of Hi" obelisk siruck Hat*
"Tom" Fitch's Trick mi n lluhht*r
While "Tom" Fitch, the orator and politician, wus practicing law In Tombstone,
Arl„ he had occasion to visit Phoenix. On
ihe way there the stage was held up by
a lone highwayman, who not only robbed
Ibe mall and express box, but searched all
Ihe passengers. The fellow found about
K!kki In the express box, und Pitch lost
$10i| besides a gold watch and chain,
White still In Phoenix tho robber wus
captured and hearing Hint Pitch wus In
town sent for him. Fitch's face appeared
familiar, but ihe highwayman had forgotten where he had seen il and Pitch
said nothing about the matter,
"What  will you defend me  for?"  he
"Well. I'll (e|| you what 1*11 do." said
Pilch. "I'll defend you for $500, but I'll
agree to gel you oui free on a writ of
habeas corpus for 1200."
"All right; It's a go."
The fellow told Filch where Ills money
was concealed and the attorney found It,
As soon as be had ll safely stowed away
In bis gripsack he started home for
Tombstone and left tho robber to tako
"are id himself.
A couple of months later Fitch was
nearly frightened out of his wits to see
the robber walk Into his office.
"I see you recognize mi," he said,
"but you needn't 1h> alarmed, You robbed
"Yes, but you robbed me lirsl," exclaimed Pitch.   "I was un lhat siago."
"Well, I didn't come io reproach you or
anything of the sort, l have escaped
from jail, and all I want Is money
enough in gel back to my old home In
Pennsylvania, where i will lead an honest life."
"Why, certainly, my boy," declared
Pitch. "Walt right here till ] can go to
Hu- bank and get   It."
Filch returned u moment later wllh the
sheriff and saved Jkm.-Han Francisco
Ie fui: in
Nature 1
id fn
vi.In]   her  with   th
__     id nol pr   „^^_„^
means lor gelling away from thai cogc
quick   enough.   She   gave   '"'c   wild   lea|i
backward and siruck Joe about midway
lu his height, She bowled him over like
a cannon ball, and he came dnwu on the
asphalt floor with a resounding thwack,
while Ilnttlo landed in his hip with a
force that threatened to weld him to the
(•nn   I a iicn.
cano lias the appearance
The shotgun pi^^^^_-^_ __^_
of a smooth, stout cane, with a buckhorn
handle, The cane, however, Is but a rattan shell covering n 41-callher steel tube,
the sho gun. The gun has a metal stopper in the nozzle, held In place by a
spring; ihe stopper looks tike the ferrule
of the cane. Under (ho handle there Is a
button which serves as n trigger, It Is
a breech loader, the handle pulling back
from the body of the cane, and It has an
automatic shell ejector. The shotgun cano
Is carried by taxidermists and others who
wish to have the means of shooting upon
occasion, but do no: wish to carry about
an ordinary shotgun.   In the course of a.
year a
cones a
considerable number of shotgun
0 sold.   They cost JlO.-New York
ill so sudden, and the lion's roar
as   so   blood   curdling  and   terrifying,
un   Hie  crowd,  scoffers and  all,  stood
lOklllg on awestruck.
"Joe,"   said    llattie.   as   she   M(   bis
irons arms in their accustomed place
round her waist, and knew thai she was
ifc -"Joe, did you see me charm the
on.'.'   Harper's  Bazar,
Nvver Ti*«iiim-iI
"Maniiua," snld Ihe 7-year*
i she biirsl in from school,
"What Is II, sweetheari'."'
n as she kissed llll
"Vou know in our ,<
111*1   'inswer   a   qui
,e can,  Hi io  wl
ami    He
"Yes.   I stippon
fl 11*1
nn- tripped prelty
mniler uf so much
proper for me ti
Huylng. Miss Morgan, the aI-
liave; and I fell II a mniler
io come In person, thinking
n menus might he i sldorod,
s any dolloloiiuy In Ihn value
"Ifor nn
for me?"
"As I Wli
of dollcnoy to '■«
HiiH my own men
|f | heir wns any ^^^^^^
,,l  ihiH properly."
"Mr, Itliudcs, you Boom lo be rather
"1, novoi'lholess," snld Mr. it,, "menu
In spoOK very plainly when I say Ihal
witli reference lo (his iittaohinent, MIhs
Morgan, should you honor me so far as |
lo  pt my profession, my pocunlitry ,
mentis would be dovotod t" III"'-in the
attachment," i
"l   was,"  said  MIsh  Morgan,  "wholly 1
unprepared for this." i
"I was afruld thai was the nnsoi," snld
"Vi'h. iniiniiiiii," ri
'lillml llir irmlif
ul In
Mi- mIi-i.  "1 wun tr
ii,.  llil,. umi'
"VVhii wi.nl ii|. In
'" >' ' lilnoo?"
"l-'ri'ilily   11'olliT "
"1    Klllllllll    lllllllt
Ii'lv.lily   wuillili
i'i   In
nlili' In ll'iip yon *
tf 101).    II"  l»  iiii
while you iii'i- iiiim
"Vrii'iu.  Huv nun
"Vim  Inlaw  Hiwl
i' llrlgwir'
"1 ai'viT hhw liar
iniii|ii'il ovan hi
"Iil.ln'l yuu?"
"Ull'l   Umi   nl"'''
Han't yuu win
li yn.
Itiww yiiiir li-HmiiiH
iimi well? Umi
•1   VIII
wIhIi yuu worn nov
i'l' tniuiii'il. Ilka
"Nu'lll.    Villi   HD0
luiimmn,   Huh
ii'  Im
baoii "linn' ul Hi"
lliilllilll  nf  llu
'  Qlltl
ovor   ulueii   I'vo
lllil'll     KtlillK   t
i>  Hi.
•ohoal,"—Uolroll I
'I'M I'romi,
HI,,'  Hun   II. r   l-nllil.
story l» lulu iiy MM. Olai
vyor, now uf Now Vork,
iiIiik Mr, II. Ii.
Wllli'll  I  ii.ul In.
"I.   Till' milt  w.i
tlurliiB iliu tilul I
.11.111.,1   WlU'll   llll
'UylllK  BHVOI'1,1 fl IH
lllmvllIK In'
itwuall iix
" 'You're j
Ir, Mi'i'lur
ml eluiltlim
l  1
in ru
II w>
ll, ll
• whlu!
u I'i
111 ll 111
1     IIK'i
" 'Viiii   Un
I'lii'lli'i. In
iiiiln'." lie
 II    ,'
"•Veil, nh'.
" 'Yon, I'll'.
i'.'  li
i  Ihls
nn lo licit o'lb-i
point nii'i day."
Ho  Drew  the  Line.
Many years ago ihe minister of Parcel
Hi AbiU'deeiishlia was llcujumln Mercer
a man of grent bodily Blrongth nnd o:
area! eccentricity of habits,   Ono day
iih he wns pr Illlig, a limn In  Ihe con
grotfftllon  fell  very smind  asleep.   Mr
Mercer look no notloo of him nnlll lie ho
gan lo snore,and then called lo lb mite
"Charlie, Wiiuk.-n Up Handy Much; ho'l
sltllll1 i' UlO corner o' Hint m|iiare Heal
snorlu',"   The  beadle  wa
 I   Bandy   awakened   ll|
ami excited manner, whet
Istor addressed hlini "Ha
hind upon sleepers 1'  lb
folk,   lieeiUISe   the   pl'Oaoll
us muckle lo blame ns 11
and he held out his
enlngly—"but Handy
Pearson's Weekly.
Should line (iiiiiluii.
Stock and sheepmen idiould exercise
great cauilon In Belling and giving possession to strangers, says the Bulletin
of Mountain Homo, Idaho. K short time
ago a gentleman ovor in Owyhee county
sold 2000 head of sheep to a man representing himself from Nebraska, and who
gave tho seller a draft on an Omaha
bunk as payment for tho sheep. The
purchaser Immediately started tho Bheep
"on the trail" for the east. The draft was
put Into the bands of the Elmore County
bank nnd sent on for collection, but yesterday Mr. Shields wns notified tint
that particular person had no fiuuU on
deposit In the Omaha bank. As the tfen*
tleman who sold the aheep lives some .balance from Hiis place ll may be quite
a while before he is made aware of ihe
deception, end It la probable ho will have
some dlfllcully lu overtaking und recovering the fdieep.
Trull  of  Mimir.
Dishing how ihe children pick
up hIuum. No matter how select Urn
neighborhood nor how careful the parents,
the by-words of the slreet nro sure to
drop when least expec ed from Inf.in'IlM
day or two
if IS as I Km I p
ilong IBast en
inps when
go ii 4-yeiir-nld daughter
cuts was being osoortcd
lOQt streel by her doting
met  a  Utile boy  of  Ihn
.-orteil by lib papu.    lloth
papas   were   well  acquainted   and   they
stopped lo chat for a moment or two.
"Who Is Ihls lllth   boy, Mnbel?" nuked
ihe mm papa.
"It's I'Mwnrd," promptly uiiHwomd Miss
Mu be).
"And who \» ihls wllh Kilwurd?" con*
tinned the lirsl papa, ns he palmed to llio
quick   10   net
in ii  hurried
ipon Die iii Inly, I'm no fuie
kirk us some
is BomollmcB
hearer, but"—
llnohed list throat-
1 debar Hiiotln'."—
n  IQtlword's iil'l  Illllll,"  Hlihl   Ml
Olovol I Plain Doalor.
■MB  HolOIIO,  Ihe illlOllOM uf H|,,r-
H   Ull
i.y. in Qucoii Vlolorla'a M itr	
Dr. Newuuiii Hull's ■.•ui, birthday was
observed In London by tbe prOHOllllltlOU
to him of his own portrait and un Hill'
minuted uddress sinned hy bin Kngiis'i
nnd American friends. He hiim preaches
four times ,i week.
X    HIlMV   til
our literary
club ban disbanded
"Kliiy,   ^^___________________
'or the summer."
"What's that furV"
"Well, ll Ih loo hot for tea, we're '.ired
of lemonade, and Ice ereiun In too «x-
pensive." •Chicago Record, THTj PROSPECTOR,
A.  13, GRACE,    MANAGER,
pevoted io the upbuilding of Port Steele, the
development of tho vast mineral resources of
the East Kootenay mtnitig district.
Subscriptions. .
Adveriltieintf rotes rniidc known on application,
Contribution*; nre stdloited from all parts of the
-.il'triet. but all mutter Intended for publication
mast have the writers sUgnuturo.
li. I„ T, iliillirullli.
0. s, Ki'lwell.
N, A, IVulllnsais
Hubert Domiwey,
Wllllum  C'urlln.
I'hbnms   MoVtttlD,
Julm   ClroShioK,     A.H.Gruee.    H.W.Utirnes,
K.I.,T.(.liillirulth.     ThamuH McVittie,
Tha next retfuliir meeting of the   ftiisoel-
iiiiuii will he hold on Saturday, August it.
.Ml   possible  Information   will   be  furnished  by  the  AsMRiiilien, upon upiilieutliin to
Tinnitus  McVittie, See,   Fort  Steele  B.C.
Sinking   of   the   Rustler   Will
Interfere   With  North
Star Shipments.
The sinking of the steamer
Rustler in tho Kootenay canyon,
above Jennings. Mont., will seriously interfere with the shipments of ore from the North
Star mine. It is understood that
tho contract with the steamer
was for 5000 tons, which would
be increased to 70iHI. The Rustler
wus a new boat, capable of carrying 12u tons of ore. The loss is
a serious ono, not only to tho
North Star people, but to Captain
Uu Puy,
It is said that, an expenditure
of ijiiiOO will clear the channel of
llio obstruction which wrecked
the Rustler anil make navigation
safe on the United Stales side of
the line, and a comparatively
small amount expended on the
upper river hy the dominion
government will add three
months lo the season of navigation. The people of East
K'ooleiiay have made frequent
applications to have the river improved, but so far nothing has
been done.
The Nelson Miner says: The
Keen comes to Hu: fore again
with a strike of ruby silver assaying, so il. is said. 10,01)11 ounces.
One hundred thousand dollars'
worth of ore was (alien out of
this mine last season.
The Hall mines smelter at
Nelson has produced this year
I2UI tons of copper matte.
Syoliasinaii Review,
Miners    Have    Cached   Their
Supplies and Are Fighting
Forest tires have again been
il /ing considerable damage along
toe line of Uu' Kiislo k Slpean
railway in the vicinity of Whitewater, says Uie Nelson Miner,
On Tuesday lasl the cabins on
tne porcupine were burned and
the occupants compelled to seek
Bitty in (light. Tlie buildings
on ihe Wellington and White-
water claims were also in danger,
but the workmen wero talcing
moasures for their protection.
The Nelson Tribune says; The
lire on Ten-mile was so bad last
w'.'i'k ihal. all tile men Were
driven of l In- creek. At tho
Enterprise all the supplies were
removed from the storehouse and
placed in the tunnels, and I lie
men were employed in lighting
iho flames, The air pipes were
used in conveying the water from
the creeks to the scene of action,
and back fires had to be lit in
order to stop the progress of the
Humes towards Ihe buildings nnd
save what little limber wns lefl
by the lire a year ago. All the
supplies in the I'apawu. cabin
were removed and placed in Ihe
tunnel, and the prospectors
camped below these mines hail lo
cliche their.HtulTin pilsand strike
for a place of safety.
The Knlerprise is owned by
Finch and (.'lark of this oity,
Fires am assuming alarming
proportions along the line of the
KiihIo A Slocan railway botwnon
IhoTcii-milcliiiiiseuud Ilcur Inlie.
Telegraphic Communication has
boon cut Off for two or three days
am! il is impossible lo get particulars,
Just a Railway Is AH Fort Steele
People Ask,
Spokane Chronicle. -H, W,
Harris, the mining man, lias relumed to tlie city from a four
weeks trip lo tlie yank and Fort
Steel mining districts. Mr.
Harris enjoys I he. rare distinction
of haying ridden from Bonner's
Ferry to Furl Steele ami back a j
distance of 2-10 miles, on horseback, throughthe Moyea counlry. \
"The trip1' said  Mr.  Harris, I
"was perfectly enjoyable, except j
for tile mosquetos  and   gnats, j
This Moyea country is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful
sections  1 have ever visited. lhe|
beautiful foliage, hemlocks, pines j
painting the landscape in beautiful colors, und the natural crags,
peak's and caverns furnishing tlie
beautiful outline.     The district
should be set aside as a natural
lark, "
Mr. Harris found Port Steele
and the adjacent mining section
to be a scene of great activity
and one of remarkable promise.
At present Fort Steele lias two
general merchandise stores, three
good hotels, a blacksmith shop,
three bakery's, two barber shops.
two butcher shops, three livery
stables, two laundry's. Custom
House, Provincial Headquarters,
a now swiug bridge, and several
tine houses, the Prospector newspaper and the Indian Agency.
The merchants seem to be doing
well. The people living in the
town all seem satisfied, except
perhaps with their remoteness
from the railroads. The climate
is excellent. Cattle graze on the
hillside all winter, the climate is
mild und solubrious and the elevation is conductive to health.
The communication of the district
wilh the outside world is being
bettered, New boats have been
added to Ihe river service this
year and more will be added next
year, The steamer Uwondolin
is now running from Fort Steele
to Canal Plat on the Upper
Kootenay, and from the latter
point anot1 ;er boat carries passengers and freight on to Clolden.
Coining down the river this way
until the Rustler sank lust week,
were three steamers, the Ruth,
the Bustler and the Annerly—all
ore und passenger carrying boats.
This travel will probably bo delayed for a lime yet, or until the
water in the canyon is suitable
for the boats' passage.
Speculators from outside points
are coming into the district this
season oflener than ever before.
This is particularly true of Montana parties. Montreal and
eastern Canada are also well re-
j presented. Mines and prospects
are commanding better figures
than ever before, and everybody
: is hopeful of next year being a
: season of great activity,
Concerning the work that is
being done in the country, Mr.
Harris said:   "The North Star
Inline, which is the greatest mine
1 in Ih" district, is a perfect  won
i|er. Tie' ledge of this mine runs
perpendicularly along the edge
of the cliff and pay ore can be
taken out anywhere. This vein
cm also be tra 1 along Hie surface iiii lop of the mountain, A
large tunnel i> now lining run into the property and probably -
or 300 ' ions of ore are now on
the dump. Tic steamer Rustier
which went down hist week, laid
$B5iX) worth of ore aboard,
-It is reported that Ridpath ,t
Turner of Spokane, who bought
tlie Sullivan group from Clever
and Smith a short time ago for
$30,000 are going lo begin active
j work in a short lime. The Lily
| May, owned by those parties, Is
I now being worked, with good re-
! suits, A l"o loot contract is to
' be let shortly oil Hie properly
iniid ii mill to be put in during Ihe
next few Weeks,
"The Dardanelles nre pulling
in a mill, and the road lo the
Kiiiue. a distance of one und ii
half miles, will be eomplutod by
"Of the smaller claim, Mr,
Sherwood has a hue proporty on
Percy creek, Mr, Rogers, representing Marcus Daly of Diitto.
recently sampled tlie Silver
Buckeye nnd oilier properties,
owned by Griffith & Lentz, with
a view of bonding the same,
Messrs Griffith * Lentz are gel-
ting reaily lo run a 100-foot
tunnel on these properties themselves, The Inviota Placer
mining company is working forty
men on their ground with custom,
ary good results, Of course
thousands of dollars have already
been taken out of these placer
grounds, The (lold Hill Mining
company which owns a ledge of
free milling ore, over 100 feel in
extent, is working a crew of men,
C, E, Lenta has another line
properts near ihe Lily May,
The Delnioro group owned by
Jameson, Grey and Phil Casey
of Bonnet's Ferry, has live feet
of good ore lhat assayed as high
as '.'HO ounces, These owners
are now working two shifts on
their properly,
"The one thing for which these
people King is a railroad and they
believe they are soon to be gratified, It is reported up there that
forty-five men are now workini
in the Crow's Nest Pass on the
British Columbia & Southern
which is headed toward Kootenay
lake. It is also said a gang of
surveyors is working on a proposed branch of the Kaslo-Slocan
which is to run up the, Kootenay
river to the boundary lino, The
surveyors at present are working
on the British Columbia side.
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luii.K oti Mui-H vriu-U EiiM |\on|i'ii|i,v illhti-lc
iho liiltltil past bolus tlie N.W, »-onii'V, si'
mill)   on   tin'   N,E,bUll|(  o[  Miirlf  v.iwli.iuul
iibout two Uumlruil (oui >utI|i nl Uio wiigiitm
roml iiiiii^t'. Liiuiico (Iiukii forty etmins Kind,
Uteiioe (10,111)   forty  oliulnb  South,   thom*o
[10,00) fon,v I'hiiins Wi's|, Miuiieu (l!),IKiJ forty
ouhIiik N'oi-tti tu initial jhisi.
liuii'il thi* Htii iln.v i»[ July isi'i\
R, O, JoimitijjB,
Giallt Powder, Mining Supplies & Hardware,
Supplies For Miners & Prospectors,
Mahoney Won the Championship
— o —
London July.'-At Wimbleton, mahoney won the lawn tennis championship of England,
Ten Christians Murdered.
Athens, July 20;- Ten Christians
have been massacred at Horklion,
in the island of Crete. French
and English men of war havo arrived there.
More Disturbances at Carneau.
London, July 20,; Official reports
from Athens states that serious
disturbances have taken place at
Carneau, Several Christians, it
is added, wore killed during tho
affair, All their stores are closed
and tho inhabitants have asked
tho protection of foreign war
Harrow is Par Ahead.
London, July 20. The cricket
team from Haverford college Pennsylvania, played the Harrow
club today. Haverford won tho
toss, when the last man was put
out they hud scored HI. runs.Harrow 110 runs for two wickets and
closed the innings,
Thu Time Extended'
In conseipience of the lateness of
the season and the depth of snow
on the higher mountains, Hon.
Col. Baker, Minister of Minos,
has taken steps to secure an extension of the time for assessment
bi'ingdoneoii mining claims. The
executive council lias ordered as
follows: "ll shall be lawful for
the gold commissioners throughout the Province to extend the
time foru pcriodolTiOduys, totlttlo
from the l~t,h day of July 1.800,
for th mplefioii of assessment
work on such mineral claims as
the gold coiiimi.ssioiiei'H have good
c.iiuse to believe are at this time
inaccessibleiii coiisiiipioiifo of the
depth of snow which covers the
mi id claims,"
(iolf Champion,
Southampton, July 20. VVhighaiii
of Chicago won Ihe uiiiiilcui' championship of Ihe Uuiled States
(Inlf Association lliUWoi'noon.
lie halved Ihe 2llfh hole with
Thorpe, and this made him winner with a score of 8 up and 7 to
The National Matte Smelter.
A practical, cheap and simple
method of matting sulphide ore,
such as nickle, copper, gold, and
silver ores, in localities whore
lead ores and fuel are scai'ce 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 simpiiest
method of gold and silver ore
matting, and concentrating that
is known to-day,
It requires no extraordinary
skill, no lead ores, no fluxing
material, and no fuel for the smelter after it is started, The sulphur in tho 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
Miuuifiiettirers of PtmilltlOH for Nk'ltlu, Copper.
Colli. Silver anil U'utl Ores,
Steamer Annerly.
Will   make    two    trips    each
between  Jennings  Moxitana,
Fort  Steele, B.C.
The Liberal Cabinet,
Witli the exception of llio Department of the Interior tho Laurier
Cabinet is now complete, Ontario
is represented by Sirs Oliver
Mowat and Richard Cartwright,
Hons.Wm. Paterson, WimMulook
and Senator R. W. Scott: Qubec,
by Hon. Wilfred Laurier, Sir
Henri Joly, Hon.Sidney Fisher,
Hon, J, I. 'Parte, Hon. Charles
Fitapatrick, Hon. CA.Guoffrion
and Hon. R.R.Doboll, Nova Scotia by Hon. W. S. Fielding, and
Hon.Dr.Borden: New Brunswick,
by Hon. A. G. Blair, and Prince
Edwards Island by Hon.L.H. Da-
Chased an Insurgent Hand.
HavanaJuly ID.. General Bornal
with tho Wadriis battalion has
has met the bands of Carolu.Gullo,
and Ybarru, 2000 strong, in Pin-
ar Do! Kio. Mot fighting ensued,
the positions changing and the
insurgents being dislodged after
•I" minutes. The insurgent line
was extensive, and their retreating troops kept up a continuous
volley with Mauser rllles. The
Insurgents were overliiken by the
cavalry and their Infantry kept
up the pursuit all day, burning
iiiiiny huts. The Insurgents left
"II killed ami curried off (lo wounded, The Insurgent lender Perez
was one of the killed, us well as
three Insurgent majors and several oilier officers. The troops
had four killed and IH wounded,
six of llieni seriously,
Jennings   Montana,
Golden  B. C.
Confederation  Life   Association.
Canada  Accident  Assurance Co,
Phoenix  Fire  Assurance   Co.   of  London   Eng,
Phconix  of   Hartford.
Liverpool, London, Globe, and Atlas Assurance Co's,
Western Assurance Co, British Assurance Co.
Pacific Coast Firo Insurance Co,
And   The
Connecting  with   Tho
Season   of   1.800,
To   take  effect  May   1st,
Leave Golden -I a.m. Tuesdays.
Arrive Fort Steele,!! p.m. Wednesdays.
Leave Foi'l Steele, la,in, Thursdays & Sundays,
Arrivo Jennings !! p.m.Thursdays & Sundays.
Loavo Jennings -I a.m. Tuesdays & Fridays.
Arrivo Fort Steele (1 p.m. Wednesdays & Saturdays,
Leave Fort Steele 4 tun, Tuesdays.
Arrive Golden II a.m. Thursdays.
Fort   Stoelo   B.C,
Now under management of
Is a largo anil attractive Hotel
of quiet, elegance in all Its
appointments, with a
ciisine of superior
excel lenee.
Special rates hy the month,
James illghwarden.
TollHIII'lllI       Al'llHl,
Shaving & Ilaircutling,
livtil'j'tlilllll Nam li Ulwllli
Meals Delivered at The Mines lit
Housiiuublo Prices.
Hot Ami. Colli Baths
Washing & Mending,
Mrs. Lewis,
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