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i RACKET DRUG STORE
1 ?T BEENO.
-Old Dr. Poppitz never had an assis
ant till about six months before h
died. Then Harold Updike, one of th
"town boys," came back from th
city a graduated, full-fledged pharmi
cist and. Dr. Poppitz employed hil
in the drug store. "The Racket Dru
Store, Beena, Ark.," that was the sig
over the door, but on a little tin sig
near the side entrance was the legem
"Herr Poppitz, Apotheke." The a,
vent-of Harold Updike lent new glor
to the drug store. He wore a pin
shirt and silk garters to hold up -
sleeves. He parted his bair in th
middle, and kept it drooping, man?
like, over his eyes after tne manne
of-the college football hero. He wa
the envy of all the young men in towi
because he ruled the soda fountair
an<i~every girl In town called hir
"HaCran^Lqujt buying stamps at th
postoflic?..'Meanwhile Dr. Poppits
whOj-Ay* the way, wasn't a doctor a
all, was disabled almost entirely b
accelerated diabetes, and Haroi
came pretty near "running things" i
'.Would you like a cooling beverage
Miss Sue?" asked Harold one evening
when pretty Miss Clayton, who hai
got into long dresses within the yeal
had bought a box of note paper am
some stamps. "'With me, you know
And while she was nibbling daint
ily at lt ho eyed her admiringly ant
stammered: "Two years have mad<
quite a change in you, Susie."
"They've changed you, too, Hal
We're all glad to see you back-then
aren't enough boys 'round, you sec
and-you know Dan Atterbury-?"
t^Oh, that's so. I forgot about Dan
Where is he?"
"He hasn't -come back from th?
anny yet," she said, getting deepei
into the confection, but blushing, too
"I-that is, we, have been expectinj
him. He said he'd be hero for th?
Fourth, and I'm hoping-"
"Aha, Miss Susie," simpered Updike
"so he's been writing to you, eh? H<
always was a little sweet-"
"He was schoolmate with us, witt
you too," she said frowning, with quit?
a serious attempt at severity, "anJ
I think you ought to be glad to see
him too, Hal. He's been wounded and
sick, and suffered ever so many things
over there In the Philippines. And he
was in China too!"
But Updike didn't care whether his
old schoolmate ever came back, for he
had some plans of his own with re
gard to Susie, and he knew that even
a pink shirt and football hair are not
special advantages over s blue uni
form and a bolo wound.
But Dan came back, just the same,
and the girls made quite a hero of
him-for a few days. He had some
presents too, principally for Susie,
but he proved his generosity with
gifts of a Filipino mat and a Chinese
ring to Updike. He brought a great
carton cf Manila cigars for old Dr.
Poppitz, and they lay open on the
little table by his bed the night the
good old apothecary died. *
After the funeral was over and the
good old doctor was forgotten Har
old began to cut quite a figure in
', Bee no circles. .The store owed money
to the Hot Springs wholesaler, and Hal
was acting manager for its creditor.
. Meanwhile he waa paying the most
ardent court to Miss Susie. She
mighfc^ave,bathed in costly perfumes
and feasted-interminably on bonbons
and ice cream soda without infringing
an inch upon Updike's grandiose hos
pitality. He sent her presents of
every kind of note paper, fancy toilet
articles, soaps, novelties, combs,
brushes and the rest of drug store
Dan rAtterbury's star, on the con
trary,"-^was on the descent. He had
put aside his weather-stained cam
paign suit and was loafing. A soldier
out of hfe regimentals and out of a
job is not usually a heroic spectacle.
Some of the good people of Beeno be
gan to hint that "soldierin' allus did
make fellers no 'count,'' and Atterbury
was commencing to be aware of his
questionable position in the commun
ity, when at her gate one night Susie,
fixing a poppy in his buttonhole, said:
"Danny, what are you going to do?"
'I don't know yet, Sue," he hesitat
ed; "I've got over two hundred saved
up, I told you, and if I sell that loot
I brought home I'd have a pretty good
stake-perhaps eight hundred or a
thousand. We could get married on
less than that, Susie."
"No, we couldn't, Dan. Not unless
you had a position, or some business or
something ahead. It doesn't take long
to spand.a thousand dollars, Dan."
"Welt what Would you do?" he
asked*, felike; " 1*0} willing to do any
thing. Would you go to the city and
study law, or medicine, or-or-"
"Pharmacy?" she laughed, helping
him out, "no Dan> don't study phar
macy if it's going to make you like
"I don't think you ought to backbite
him, Sue. You ought to send back
his presents or at least tell him to
"Oh, I don't know. He gives them
. to all the girls the same as to me."
"I know, Sue. But he's beginning
to talk like he owned you. I don't like
And Updike wondered that Susie
quit b?yiig trifles at the tore and Le
became quite enraged when she asked
him, kindly, to send her no more gifts.
"The drug store is ifor sale, Sue,"
Dan was saying one night a few weeks
later. "I heard the man from Hot
Springs telling Hal to look out for a
purchaser. Seems it hasn't been mak
ing money, or they don't want to be
bothered with it. Too bad, isn't it.
Hal will lose his job."
"Why don't you buy it, Danny?"
It was a bold idea and they looked
at each .other silently in the moon
light. But he went to Hot Springs
next day with all his money and a
little that she had been saving since
she could remember, and-he bought
the Racket drug store. But when he
came back to Susie with his bill of
sale and the list of notes that he had
agreed to pay, he was worried.
"Whatll I do with Hal, Sue?"
"Let him run it for you. You can
go' to Chicago and study pharmacy
on the profits. I'm sure he won't
mind working for you. Dan."
It was quite a blow to Mr. Updike,
but he swallowed his chagrin and the
matter was fixed. Dan went to the
city and in a year, when he came back
with his diploma, Hal greeted him with
a stern smile and said:
"The jig is up, Dan. Iney're going
to sell us out."
And so it was. Susie wept and Dan
grieved, but neither of them knew
what to say when Harold Updike
bought the place. Where did he get
the money? His father, who kept the
dairy, was poor. Susie supposed it
was all right, but why had ho been
I so quiet, so sneaking about it.
'Tm going to ask him for a job,"
said Dan, sullenly, "I gave him one
and he ought to do as well by me."
And Harold's small soul swelled
with pride when he saw Dan behind
the counter pounding away with a pes
tle, or slobbering among the sirups.
His eyes gloated over the new sign
"Harold Updike, Pharmacist," which
gleamed above the entrance. He
bought a "stepper" and got "sporty."
Sometimes he even cursed his clerk.
He borrowed money from Tom Kelly,
who kept tho saloon, and the business
went on. For a while it seemed that
the place was a small mint, tn.. at last
the salesmen quit coming. iJuns be
came frequent, the bank grew
"grouchy" and, finally, a 6mall, fat
man in a brown suit, came up again
from Hot Springs, "to take charge." .
"I don't see how it failed." growled
Hal as he and Dan sat in the dioOr
dercd store at midnight after the in
ventory was made and the dreary
work was done.
"I don't see how it failed when I
owned it," said Dan.
They were quite silent for a minute.
"What are you going to do, Up
" Waat are you going to do?"
"Oh, I'm going to buy thc store back
again." said Dan, laughing.
"You? Where did you get the
"Susie's dad. Hal," answered Atter
bury, "we're going to be married."
There was a tap at the window and
a merry voice called, "Are you there
yet. Danny." 3ut Updike la'd his
hand on Dan's arm as he started for
the door and said, ' Will you f ive mo
back my old job. Dan?"
"N-no, Updike. Not this time. I
think I'll run it myself."
And afterward, as he walked homo
with Susie and her father, he ^aid,
"Well, my conscience ls easy, anyway.
Turn about ls fair play."-John H. Raf
t?ry in the Chicago Record-Herald.
ALL ABOUT BUTTONS.
Their I! i m or v Truced ft-om Time Wlion
Woollen 31 <>]<1 ri IVero Usrd.
The original button was wholly a
product of needlework, but was soon
improved by the use of a wooden mold,
over which a- cloth covering was sew
ed. From this it was only a step to
the brass button, which was introduced
by a hardware manufacturer in Bir
mingham in 1689. It took 200 years
to improve on the method of sewing
the cloth on the covered button; theu
an ingenious Dane invented the Ce
vice of making the button in two parts
and clamping them together with (he
In 1750 one Caspar Wistar set up fhe
manufacture of orass buttons in Phil
adelphia, and soon afterward Henry
Witcman began making them in New
York. The buttons of George Wash
ington and most of the continental
army were made in France. Connecti
cut presently came to the froat and
began making buttons of pewter and
tin at Waterbury, the present center
of the button industry.
Buttons are now made of almost ev
erything fromseaweed and cattle hoofs
to mother-of-pearl and vegetable
ivory. Excellent buttons are made
from potatoes, which, treated chem
ically, become as hard as ivory.
T.argc buttons factories make their
entire product from variou ixtures
of gutta percha, skim milk ; .dood;
others from celluloid and . . The
patent office has issued li patents
for making buttons.
The most important branch of the
button industry in the United Ctates
is the making of pearl buttons, ino
material being obtained from shells
gathered along the Mississippi river.
The industry has practically grown
up within the last ten years, and its
introduction is due entirely to J. F.
Eoepple of Muscatine, Iowa, a native
of Germany, who had learned the
He saw that millions of dollars were
going to waste in the shells Known as
"niggerheads," of which tons
were piled up on the banks
of the river. Thousands of people
are now employed in turning these
shells into buttons, the little plants
being found all the way from Minne
sota to Missouri. Muscatine is still the
great headquarters of thc industry.
It has forty factories. The value of
the shells has risen from 50 cents to
$30 a hundredweight. And yet Amer
ican buttonmaking is in its infancy,
'tis said.-Rehoboth Sunday Herald.
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
Patience is a necessary ingredient
Aspiration sees only one side of ev
ery question; possession many.-Low
Do what you can, give what you
have. Only stop not with feelings;
carry your charity into deeds. Do and
give what cosjts you something.-J. H.
By rooting out our selfish desires,
even when they appear to touch no one
but ourselves, we are preparing a
chamber of the soul where the divine
presence may dwell.-Ellen Watson.
No man can learn what he har, not
preparation for learning. Our eyes are
holden that we cannot see things that
stare us in the face until the hour ar
rives when the mind is ripened.
Think of yourself, therefore, nobly,
and you will live nobly. You will
realize on earth that type of charac
ter and faith which is the highest ideal
alike of philosopher and hero and
saint-Charles W. Wendtc.
To him who has an eye to see, there
can be no fairer spectacle than that
of a man who combines the possession
of moral beauty in hi6 soul with out
ward beauty of form, corresponding
and harmonizing with the former be
cause thc same great pattern enters
Progress is without doubt the law
of the individual, of nations, of the
whole human species. To grow to
wards perfection, to exist in some sort
in a higher degree, this is the task
which God has imposed on man, thi i
lc the continuation of Goo's own work,
the completion of creation.-Demo
An Ha 7> tho Diflerenc o
"What is the distinction between a
politician and a reformer?"
"A politician," said Senator Sorg
hum, "is a man who is frank enough
to confess that he is running for office.
A reformer wants to make people be
lieve that the office is running aftei
Although 125 years old, a watch
owned by a man in Gloucestershire
England, still keeps excellent time
It was worn at Trafalgar, during th<
Peninsular war, at Waterloo, througt
the China war in 1840, and finally ii'
the Indian Mutiny.
OUTLAW TRACY'S GAKEES
MOST REMARKABLE MAN HUNT '.?
THE ANNALS OF CRIME.
A Life and Death Chase Acrota Country
Which Lantod fifty-eight Woy? and Ex
tended Over Two State? - A Powerful
Alan Though of Very SI Ic lit Bulli.
The death of outlaw Tracy by 3?K?
own hands ends perhaps the mosV ft*
inarkable man hiint In the annalf .of
crime, and closes a lifo and death
chase which lasted without cessation
for 58 days and extended over the
greater part of two states.
Since June 9 last Tracy, hunted by
Indian trackers, bloodhounds, hun
dreds of authorized officers of the law,
the state troops of Washington, and
unnumbered volunteer bands of vigi
lantes, with a price on his head that
amounted to a fortune, traveled over
about fifteen hundred miles of wild
country, and defied capture to the
From the moment of his daring es
cape from the Oregon state peniten
tiary to his last stand in the swamps
of Lincoln county, near the eastern
border of Washington, he killed
six officers of the law, slew his
fellow fugitive, David. Merrill, in a
duel fought while men and hounds
wero on his heels, wounded nearly a
dozen other officers of pursuing par
ties, and terrorized the people of two
Living on the country he passed
through, Tracy rode down stolen
horses without number, robbed farm
ers of food, clothing, and money need
ed for his flight; crossed, and re
crossed rivers, hiding when he could
and fighting when too hard pressed.
Six times he shot his way through
pursuing parties which surrounded
him, and struggled on in his desperate
race against death for liberty.
The criminal exploits of Frank and
Jesse James, th3 Younger Bros., Mur
rell, and all the horde of desperate
outlaws of rho west pale beside tho
determined daring and recklesb cour
age of the Oregon convict.
On the morning of June 9 Tracy,
then serving a sentence of 20 years'
imprisonment for robbery and shoot
ing a sheriff's officer who ned attempt
ed to arrest him, made his successful
dash for freedom from the Salem pris
on, aided by his fellow-criminal, David
Merrill, who was serving a term of
13 years for complicity in thc robbery
.f which Tracy was convicted.
That there was aid for the two des
perate men from the outside is cer
tain, for on the morning of the d?.y of
their escape, two repeating rifles were
left in the jail corridors, where Tracy
and Merrill easily could reach them
as" they marched with the other pris
oners from their cells to their day's
Tracy believed all along that Mer
rill, who first was arrested for the rob
beries they both committed at Port
land in February, 1899, had betrayed
him to the officers of the law, but nev
ertheless he consented to plot with
Merrill to break prison, and their plans
were carefully made.
As they passed the guns left for
them each seized a weapon and made
a rush for tho walls around the peni
tentiary. The guards attempted to
stop them, and Tracy, a dead shot,
killed. Guard P. B. Farrell and wound
ed Frank Ingraham, a life convict who
attempted to aid the guards.
Then, in the face of a heavy fire
from other guards, Tracy and Merrill
raised a ladder and escaped over the
wall, stopping long enough to return
the fire directed at them, a third shot
from Tracy's rifle killing "rtiard S. B.
T. Jones. Then the escaping des
peradoes made a rush for the prison
outer gate, where they encountered
two other guards, whom they made
prisoners, meaning to keep them aB
hostages should tho other guards not
The latter, however, kept up the
hail of bullets, and Tracy, who had
'compelled his captives to walk before
him. shot dead B. F. Tiffany, while
Merrill fired at the second captive,
who dropped, and, pretending to have
been hit, esc?'ped. Then both escaped.
Twenty guards from the prison were
sent in pursuit, and from that begin
ning grew the famou; chase which
closed with so dxamatu \ setting.
Eiuding their pursuers, thc two out'
laws captured an Involuntary host,
J. W. Stewart, whom they made ex
change clothes with them, and also
pressed into service an expressman
whose attire they likewise appropriat
Both Stewart and the expressman
were held captive until tho next day,
when after having spent a comfortable
night and been well fed, the fugitives
stole two horses from another Salem
resident and started for the north.
On the second day of thc pursuit
bloodhounds were pressed intb service
and the chase grew hot Within a day
there was set on thc heads of the fugi
tive pair a price of 88000. Neither of
the bandits was heard of for some
days, till, at a place called Gervais
they further altered their attire by
robbing a man named Roberts of hie
A cordon of several hundred men
were thrown around Gervais, but
Tracy and his companion easily broke
through after an interchange of shots.
The fugitives next were heard of six
days alter thc escape, on June 15.
when they held up a boatman and
compelled him to row them across the
Columbia river. The impressed boat
man landed the runaway convicts In
Washington near Vancouver, formerly
the home of Merrill, Where they un
doubtedly expected to find friends and
Again bloodhounds were put on th?
trail, but, as before, the outlaws threw
the dogs off the scent by taking to
the water of the swamps and doubling
back on the trail. It was at this point
lu the man hunt that another victim
fell, this time one of the pursuing
party being shot by his own friends
in mistake for one of the outlaws.
While the pursuit still was making a
dragnet search through the swamps,
the fugitives, traveling with incredible
swiftness, mode their way 100 miles
north to the line of the Northern Pa
cific railroad, which connects Port
land with Puget Sound.
At this point in the flight Tracy and
Merrill were known to have been to
gether, but when Tracy next was heard
of he was alone and In the close neigh
borhood of Ol pm pi a. A few days later
thc dead body of Merrill was found
further back on the trail with a bul
let wound in his back.
After this discovery, thc facts of
thc killing of Merrill came out in the
boasting of Tracy, who said he had
killed him as he had suspected Mer
rill of having betrayed him at Port
land. They had agreed, he said, to
duel, the strange conditions of which
showed in a striking manner the na
ture of the outlaw.
According to Tracy the quarrel
arose over the fact that Merrill was
rated as his equal In newspaper re
ports of the escape and flight, and as
he held Merrill to be the inferior,
thjey had come to words and agreed
to fight. They were to walk, back to
back, a certain number of paces and
then turn and fire, but Tracy, fearing
treachery on Merrill's part, stopped
short of the agreed number of steps,
and, turning, deliberately shot the oth
er in the back.
At Olympia Tracy visited a fishing
camp in the neighborhood and held up
the camp, making five men prisoners
and pressing irto his service a naph
tha launch which lay at anchor there,
leaving two of his prisoners tied up
on tho shore while the others were
compelled to man the launch and take
him out toward Tacoma. The launch
crew gave the alarm as soon as he
departed, and Tracy within a few
hours was trailed to a clump of tim
The sheriff of the county, Edward
Cudihce. a noted man-hunter, was ab
sent, but his chief deputy, "Jack" Wil
liams, took up the pursuit, and with
& ?osse surrounded Tracy's retreat,
only to have tho outlaw slip through
his fingers, after having added one
more murder to the list hy the killing
of Detective Frank Raymond and
wounding Williams himself.
When Tracy renewed his flight
bloodhounds again wore put on his
track, but the crafty outlaw had pro
vided himself with red pepper, and
this he strewed over the ground as
he passed, with the result that the
dogs had their noses filled with pep
per and were thrown off the scent,
until Tracy lind time to get to water,
where he obliterated his trail effec
Cudihee took up the hunt when he
learned of tho disastrous defeat of his
deputies, and promptly with thc return
of the Sheriff. Gov. McBride of Wash
ington ordered out thc Washington
National Guard and set 200 soldiers
on the chase in addition to thc numer
ous banda of county and state officers
who already were hot on the murder
Tlie story of the pursuit of thc out
law after this is a long and exciting
one, only a few incidents can be giv
en here. Tracy was run to earth on
July 10 in a thicket near Covington
on Green river, but when the pursuers
were sure tliey liad him he burst
through the lines, and after two in
terchanges of shots slipped away, leav
ing one wounded deputy behind him
The trail then was lost for twe
days, and when picked up called for
another outing for the bloodhounds
and Indian trackers, but with ths
same results. Then Tracy was lost
for four days, till an old-time criminal
seeking a share In thc reward in
formed tho sheriff's .officers that Tracy
had submitted to.a surgical operation
performed by one of his companions
with a razor, but the nature of the
wound that was so treated was not
known. There was a long break in
the hunt thereafter, and lt was but a
few days ago that he was heard from
moving toward, the point in eastern
Washington where ho was run down
Tracy's real name, or at least the
name of his father, is said to have
been Garr. As a hoy of 12 years in
1890 he was arrested In Dillon, Mon,,
where he spent his boyhood for steal
ing a keg of beer, and his record ever
since has been criminal. In 1897 he
appeared in Cache county, Utah, In
company with a robber named Dave
Lant, and the two together commit
ted many thefts, the burglary of a
store in Cache county finally causing'
the arrest of both and their conviction
and sentence to the Utah penitentiary
for terms of eight yeai
Tracy escaped by u ga revolver
away from a guard and marching the
guard out of the lines of the prison
work before he released him. He next
was connected with two notorious
bands of young robbers in Colorado.
In a fight between officers and the
Robbers Roost gang, headed by
George Curry. Tr?cy and a companion
shot and killed a deputy sheriff named
robberies committed in Portland in
February of the same year. When
he began his sentence of 20 years in
Salem prison he was registered as 25
years of age. Tracy was a powerful
man, though of rather slight build.
Horno Ti lth a Tasio for NeWS.
A horse feeding complacently on a
diet of old papers was a sight see/i at
Eleventh and Grand avenue. A
stonecutter drove a horse up to the
Star office and left it standing in
front of one of the city's garbage
cans. The horse had a well-groomed
appearance. No ribs were visible or
would its appearance have attracted
tho attention of the humane agent.
The animal moved up to the garbage
can and began nosing its contents.
The can was. filled to the top with
papers. There were newspapers,
wrapping paper and paper of various
other kinds. The horse began nib
bling on a piece of old gray wrapping
paper. It appeared to be palatable.
A bite followed the nibble and soon
the horse was eating the paper as
voraciously as an Angora goat. A
newspaper followed tl - wrapping pa
per. The horse appeared to relish the
different pieces of news. When the
owner finally appeared thc old roan
was just pulling from the bottom of
the can a luncheon piper with a pink
dring. Thc driver did not seem to
mind or notice the purloined meal of
the horse, for he drove down the
street with the horse clawing the pa
per. The horse appeari-d to relish the
breeze.-Kansas City Star.
Rooster In linnieT.
A Minnesota paper tells of a giant
buff cochin rooster, owned by a Mr.
Plumason, of Luverne, Minn., says the
Youth ti Companion, "which has been
trained to trot in harness, pulling
a tiny cart in which rides the baby son
of Its owner. Golden Duke ts tho name
of this strangest of fowls, and It is a
prize winner in its class as well as a
freak. Thc big bird was broken to
harness by the boys of the Plumason
household, and now seems to enjoy Its
work. It wears a little harness and is
guided by reins, which lt carries in its
bill. It is tlie master cf several gaits,
and at the word of command given by
the small child who is driving it will
walk, run, trot or come to a standstill.
At home in thc country the big rooster
often pulls the cart and its occupant
for half a mile or more without stop
It Ia well enough to take things a9
they come, but there are a good many
of them that you might just as well
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Ulcers, Eating Sores, Scrofula, Blood
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tism, Cancer. Especially advised for chronic
cases that doctors, patent medicines and
Hot Springs fail to euro or help. Strength
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large bottle To provo lt euros B. B. B.
sent freo by writing BLOOD BALM CO.,
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paid. All wo ask ls that you will spca!; a
good word for B. B. B.
When the fire of ambition turns to ashes
of despair there is but little need of hope
rekindling the Hame.
?HE SURGEON'S KNIFE
Hrs. Eckis Stevenson of Sait
Lake City Tells How Opera
tions For Ovarian Troubles
May Bo Avoided.
.'DEAR MRS. PIHKUAH:-I suffered
with inflammation of the ovaries and
womb for over size yoars,cnduring aches
and pains which none can dream of but
those who have Lad the same expe
MRS. ECKIS STEVENSON,
rlence. Hundreds of dollars went to the
doctor and the druggist. I was simply
a walking medicine chest, and a phys
Ical wreck. My sister residing in Ohio
wrote me that bhe had boen cured of
womb trouble bv usinjr Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound, and advised mc to try it. I
then discontinued all other medicines
and gave your Vegetable Compound a
thorough trial. Within four weeks
nearly all pain had left me ; I rarely
had headaches, and my nerves were in
a much better condition, and I was
cured in three months, and t his avoided
a terrible surgical operation."-MRS.
ECKIS STEVENSON, 250 So. State St.,
Salt Lake City, Utah.-$C000 forfait If
about testimonial ls not genuine
Remember every woman is
cordially invited to write to Mrs.
Plnkham if there is anything
about lier symptoms she does not
understand. Mrs. Plnltham's
address is Lynn, Mass.
Genuine stamped C C C. Never sold In balk.
Beware of the dealer who tries to sell
"something just as g cod."
UUIItS WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS.
Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Uso |
In time. Sold br druwrlsts.
HOW MOUND BUILDERS LIVED.
Interesting Discoveries by an Ohio
Dr. C. W. Mills, curator of the Stato
Historical and Archaeological Society,
has just completed the exploration of
a large and important village site of
the Mound Builders near Bourneville,
aqd ha3 made a number of discoverle.
which throw light upon the lifo and
cii3toms of that ancient people.
These discoveries have tended to
show that the mound builders did not
fe together in one Indiscriminate
Ntl group, as had been commonly
)posed, but that they lived separate
jln family groups, each with Its own
?liing and private graveyard,
[he other thing which Is no longer
\& doubted ls that the mound build
had a more or less perfectly pr
ized system of trade which cover
"almost the entire continent. In
recent excavations ornaments have
been discovered fashioned from ocean
shells, mica and copper, all foreign
The village site which Dr. Mills has
Just explored has proved to be ono of
the richest ever opened by archaeolo
gists. The skeletons, pottery, orna
ments and Implements found formed
the basis of the archaeological exhib
it at the Buffalo exhibition.
This year, In completing the work,
Dr. Mills found thirty skeletons packed
In a space of thirty-five square feet.
Others, evidently those of chieftians,
were buried separately, and many of
them besides the usual ornaments had
at tho head a bowl of beautiful pot
There were one or more spoons of
tortoise shells In each bowl and the
bowls had evidently been filled with
food at the time of the burial. In
one of them a handful of parched
corn was found.
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HOW LAKES BECOME LAND.
Process of Drying Requires Years,
But is Ever lr? Progress.
This continent abounds in rich agrl
cultural fields and meadow lands that
but a few years ago were brood ex
panses of limpid water. How these
lakes have been transformed was re
cently explained by Professor Greg
ory, of Yale.
In the course of a talk to the stu
dents of his class he spoke of the way
lakes are filled on one side and drain
ed on the other by rivers, and called
attention to the rapidity with which
these lakes are filled up by the bring
ing down of sediment of various sorts.
Rivers running into lakes are quite
dark, but those leading away are clear
-showing that much has been left be
The Mississippi carries yearly to
tho gulf over 13,000,000 tons of matter.
It would take about a day's portion of
the burden to convert any one of the
many ordinary lakes into broad mead
Some idea of thc rapidity with
which lakes die under this process is
shown in thc fact that seventy-three
out of 140 lakes in thc Swiss region
have disappeared since 1873. Lakes
die by either being filled up or drain
ed off. The draining off results when
a river has worn a gorge bao!; so deep
that tho water all runs out.
Tho Niagara river is doing Its best
In this draining by cutting as fine a
trench as could be made by an
engineer. It is cutting back toward
Lake Eric at thc rate of over four feet
a year, and in time will kill the lake.
Unfortunately, however, the lake is
destined to bo drained through Chi
cago. Lake Tahoe, a beautiful lake
in tho Sierra Ncvnda Mountains, ia al
so one of those destined in time to bc
killed as a result of the draining pro
Peat Is one of the greatest fillers
and works more rapidly than ?any
other form of deposits. It ls estimat
ed that one-tenth of Ireland io peat
and over one-tenth of the State of In
diana was once a peat bog.
The speaker called attention to thc
Dismal Swamp in Florida, which was
once a vast lake, but is now a groat
area of bogs and swamp, with only a
little lake in ono part. So rank is
the growth of this peat in that hot
land that the surface of the lake is
fourteen foot higher than the level of
thc surrounding bogs, showing that it
has been literally forced up into thc
Lakes, swamps, bogs and then gar
den lands represent thc stages in thc
process of dying. Filling, draining
and encroachment of vegetation repre
sent the process that kills tho lakes
in warmer climes, while the force.3 of
the air are agencies in the cooler por
tions of the country.
Prof Gregory closed his lecture
with an interesting account of the
way the lukes have disappeared in the
regions of thc western part of the Uni
ted States where only desert land is
now found.-Chicago Chronicle.
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