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ANACONDA, MONTANA, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 15, 1893.
THEKILLING GOES ON
RecentTalk About the Big Game in^Yellowstone Park.
POACHERS OUT IN FORCE
TheyAre Too Many for the Sol-^dlers I Itled Foreigners Are^on the List of the^Law breakers
Thefollowing editorial remark from^May editions of the American Field,^together with a letter written by Cap^^tain Anderson, Is of Interest to those^who want to have the big game In^Yellowstone park defended:
Theact of Congress of May 7. 1894,^went very far toward providing for^protection of the birds and animals of^the people's vast pleasure ground, the^Yellowstone Park, but It did not go far^enough. The act provides for the ar^^rest and punishment by the federal^courts of all persons who shall In the^Park wound or kill or capture at any^time any bird or wild animal, ^except^dangerous animals, when It Is neces^^sary to prevent them from destroying^human life, or Inflicting any Injury.'
Underthis act, Captain Cteorge s.^Anderson, U. 8. A., the present efficient^superintendent of the Park, has made^it hot and terrible fur poachers and^head-hunters who have Invaded the^Park to slaughter buffalo and elks, so^far as lie has been able to catch them.
Thereare several other ways, how^^ever, in which strong protection can^be given the big game of that region,^and we desire to call the attention of^the superintendent and the government^authorities to them.
Webelieve It to be only a question^of a short time when all the region^south of Yellowstone Park, known as^Jackson's Hole, of the Teton Basin,^will be added to the area of the Park.^This should be done because this re^^gion is the natural winter home of^big game. It Is lower nnd warmer In^winter than the lofty Park plateau^with its deep snows In winter, which^make the struggle for existence of all^animals so severe and hard. Hunting^parties are going into Jackson's Hole^In Increased numbers every year.^Many of these are wealthy and titled^Foreigners, who carry off vast numbers^of elk and deer heads every year to^decorate their houses and palaces In^Europe. All this is in violation of the^laws of Wyoming, which prohibit the^killing of big game for their heads or^horns. Hut the law of Wyoming is^easily defied by these head-hunting^foreigners. The game is killed in Jack^^son's Hole Int Wyoming and then taken^out through the new road built north^up into and through the Park, and to^Montana for shipment. Montana can^^not punish violations of Wyoming^laws, committed In Wyoming; but the^ready and efficient remedy is In the^hands of Captain Anderson, the Park^superintendent, and he should rigidly^enforce It. He should stop these long^pack trains loaded down with elk and^deer heads from passing through the^Park, as they did last summer from the^Teton Basin. He should notify these^English lords and German barons th*,t^they cannot come with their stolen tro^^phies through the Yellowstone National^Park, and this surveillance should be^kept up until the region where the^heads are feloniously captured is add^^ed to the Park domain.
ThePark superintendent has got^the law back of him for all this In the)^very act of May 7, 1S94, above men^^tioned. Section 2 of that act provides:^'Possession within the Park of the^dead bodies, or any part thereof, of^any wild bird or animal shall be prima^facie evidence that the person or per^^rons having the same are guilty of^violating this act.'
ItIs not the business or function of^the superintendent to inquire into the^question whether in fact the dead bod^^ies or heads of game animals were^taken from a region outside the Park;^these are questions for the courts. It^(s his business to arrest all persons^passing through the Park with dead^bodies of game animals, or any parts^thereof. The law declares that parties^thus found are to be deemed prima fa^^cie guilty. Let them disprove their^guilt before the courts of the 1'nited^States, as the law provides they shall^and must do. If they wish to be re^^leased.
Theseglobe-trotting wholesale^slaughterers of big game In the region^of Yellowstone Park are becoming a^national nuisance and a national dis^^grace. These gentry find our laws loose^and lax and poorly enforced, and they^delight in taking advantage of this^and carrying oft every year car loads^of game heads as trophies for them^^selves and their friends in Europe.^They well know they cannot do this In^any other country tn the world where^there is any sembhunce of government.^The geography of the country, and the^peculiar position of the Park between^Wyoming and Montana make these vi^^olations of the law easy and safe. The^game Is killed in the country south and^southeast of the Park. A good road^leads from Jackson's Hole north to^west arm (or 'Thumb') of Ycllowst^^n ^^lake in the Park. From that point the |^fine mtcadam government read leads!^northward through the Park into Mori- J^tana.
CaptainAnderson can stop this das^^tardly business by summarily arresting^ajtd bringing the guilty parties for^trial N'fnrc the appointed official ap^^pointed for that purpose by the Park^protc. live act. Even If they should^succeed In proving that the game was^killed outside the Park the delay and^annoyance. an^l the merited disgrace,^would deter many* persons from MSB-^lng out with their plunder through the^convenient Park roads.
The1'nited Snt.'s government should^annex, at the earliest possible mo^^ment. Teton Basin to the Yellow.^ tm^National Park, as a national game^prefix T;.' o\ ^ rilow of game would^furnish grand sport for many years to^f .me, and we respectfully suggest to^Pnwi.b-nt Cleveland, who 1* a sports
manhimself, to Incorporate this sug^^gestion in his next message to con^^gress.
Aboutthree weeks after the publica^^tion of what has just been quoted, the^American Field returned to the sub^^ject, In comment on a lettsr written^by Captain Anderson, superintendent^of the park, whose letter is appended^to the following editorial:
Inour Issue of May 2 we advocated^the setting aside of Teton Basin. Wy^^oming, as a nai'.lonal game preserve,^attaching it to and making It a part of^Yellowstone National Park. We also^drew attention to the number of hunt^^ing parties, composed of foreigners,^who violate the game laws of the^state, and who have taken heads as^trophies of the chase, through Yellow^^stone Park, for shipment to baronial^halls In Europe, where they will hang^as silent tokens of the prowess of alien^nlmrods. The large game of America^Is disappearing all too fast to permit^further desecration of our laws, and^I'ncle Sam must step In to preserve^and perpetuate what we have. It Is^common talk among foreign notables^that our government Is merely so In^name, that the sovereign people are^hoodwinked by its official servants Into^believing that they enforce Its laws,^and the very fact that violations are^permitted brings our government Into^disrepute, and it Is time to assent our^^selves and show foreign as well as na^^tive violators that our government Is^not a free horse which they can ride^to death Jurt because our generosity^winks at a breach occasionally.
Everyonedeplores the almost com^^plete extinction of the buffalo, and^what few are left In Yellowstone Park^should be guarded religiously. Wo^know of letters having been sent to^prominent men by professional hunt^^ers that the will got them a buffalo^for tive hundred dollars. Where will^the bulfalo come from^ some one asks.^The professional will poach It from the^park. The government officials say^this is impossible. Listen to whai Su^^perintendent Humphrey of the Park^Transportation company has to say,^which we quote from the Chicago^Chronlclo of May 13:
'Buffalo In Yellowstone Park are^almost extinct, no matter what may^be said to the contrary by government^officials in charge of the game there.^He h^ard of persons being offered six^^ty-three fresh hides during the winter,^and it is impossible to save the herd In^ill- park, the only buffaloes In natural^state now in the United States. Last^tall the Smithsonian Institution appro^^priated $7,000 to build a corral for the^park herd, and It was built. It Is an^inclosure of ten miles. When starch^was made by Humphrey this spring^not a bison was to be found. The herd,^consisting of one hundred and sixty^animals, which was seen last fall, was^killed for heads and hides. Wild buf^^faloes are, therefore, now extinct In^the United Ptates.
'Thisleads us to believe that game^protection by soldiers In the park Is^very Inadequate. Poachers will slip^Into the park and kill buffaloes, deer^and other animals whenever they want^to. These men know where they herd^and work from those positions. We^have In our possession a leUer from a^ranch owner near the park In which^he says:
'I saw three fresh buffalo heads^last summer In Boieman in a gun^store, that came for a certainty from^the park. The storekeeiier said they^oame from ^Canada.^ Some panderers^toady to those In charge and make a^great llourlsh of horns about the cap^^ture of one poacher, in winter, as if^that settled the business for all Nat*^to come. Some time ago 1 predicted^that the buffaloes would be slaughter^^ed In contempt of the paper blockade^set up by the present authority s there^The troops do not patrol the park and^watch the buffaloes enough. Why don't^they put the remnant of the herd un^^der fence and guard and feed them and^in winter furnish sheltered places for^them
'The fa^n of the matter Is. It half a^dozen good, honest mountaineers (and^there are plenty of them who would^scorn a ^tip^) were hired by the gov^^ernment to watch the park herds of^i Iks, buffaloes and other animals, they^would Uo more than two hundred, cav^^alry soldiers who have no knowledge^of woodcraft or ^poachercraft.^ It^makes me sick to think of these things^and the successful poaching going on^In the park every' month In the year.'
Weknow that the big game In Teton^basin and the southern portion of the^park Is not safe from the deadly weapons^of chronic \Iolators, and we believe If^the president and the department of the^interior will go Into this matter thor^^oughly game will be safe. If the govern^^ment does not furnish men enough for^the proper patrollng of the park the pub^^lic should be advised of where the re^^sponsibility rests.
Togive the holdlerls side of the ques^^tion we subjoin a letter from that veteran^In the service, Captain George S. Ander^^son, superintendent of the park:
'Fort Yellowstone, Mammoth Hot^Springs, Wyo.^Editor American Field:^I have reau your editorial of May 2 care^^fully and with great Interest. It is strong,^temperate and reasonable . I have only^one criticism to make, and that It that^several of Its facts are not true.
'Undoubtedly the Jackson's Hole^country should be p.lded to the park, but^the Wyoming authorities will never con-^sent to that proposition, as It will de^^prive the state of Just so much area from^which they ultimately hope to obtain rev^^enue:
''It is surely a fine winter range for^large game, and It will be as long as the^state authorities protect It. That It doe*^not do so now Is shown by a letter in one^of the papers mentioning the killing of a^fat cow elk there recently by the author^o( the le t. r
There have been no shipments of^Fame through the park. This 1 can as^^sert most positively; nor will I permit^that any may be. That heads and scalps^have been so shipped. 1 freely admit,^l'rior to M.%; I I was powerless to pre ^^vent It. In the fall of thst year, one park^train, as you describe, came through with^over thirty elk heads. I'nfortunately I^was absent from the post (but within the^park) at Ike time, or I should have pre^^vented It. The guides of that party will^never have another permit from me. No^such train* have passed this way since^that t'me. All the permit* I give to go^into that country with permission to re^^turn with trophies slate specifically that
nonemay be so brought that were killed^in violation of the law.
On one point you are mistaken, and^that la the wording of the Wymlng law.^It does permit the killing of big game^and the taking of head* and horns: It^^imply require* a license^which the state^has an agent on Mm spot to grant: It lim^^it* the number that may be killed to the^need* of the party, and forbid* the kill^^ing of female*.
'I submit that It would be a very un^^welcome duty to anybody with gentle^^manly instincts to arrest people by whole^^sale, when he was morally confident thst^they ha^l violated no law. As well might^you Insist In .having every citizen on the^streets of Chicago arrested and searched,^on the supposition thnt they might be^carrying concealed weapon*. I do not be^^lieve that It la the purpose of any law^I to ^delay and annoy^ Innocent people.
'Since the law of May 7, WM, this^wholesale business has been materially^dlmlnlihed. If not entirely stopped. I do^not permit them to return with more^head* than they are entitled to have un^^der their Wyoming licences. Before that^law passed. 1 had no legal option, No^man Is more anxious to limit this busi^^ness than I am. but I want someone el*e^to take the Job when It* main object 1*^to ^worry^ the Innocent.
'Until a year ago I had no assistance^whatever, from Wyoming people. In pro^^tecting game either within or without the^park, but happily a Settle statu* now ex-^lit*.
'Oeorge 8. Anderson,^^ 'Captain 6th U. 8. Cavalry.
Wedo not question Captain Ander^^son's sincerity In the matter of protecting^game, but no matter how deslrou* he^may be of preventing poaching, we know^he has not men enough^men vers.vl In^mountain and woodcraft^to apprehend^the poacher*. We know, also, that a li^^cense Is required to kill game in Wyo^^ming, but It Is astonishing how the^'needs' of a party are so great as to leave^a wagon load of heads ns trophies.
Weagain respeojlvcly cnll the atten^^tion of the president, the department of^the Interior, and congres* to this matter^of a national game preserve In all that^the term Implies.
PRINCE LUDWIG'S TALK.
Ha8^y^ a Few Word* at Mono* Thnt
(re* e ^ Commotion.
Copyright1S96 by Associated Pres*.
Berlin,June 13^ The political sensa^^tion of the week, eclipsing even Em^^peror William's toast to the czar and^the telegram of condolence to the wid^^ow of Jules Simon, Is the speech, which^only recently leaked out, of Prince Lud-^wig of Bavnrla, tit Moscow, and the^strained relations between Berlin and^Munich which were thereby revealed.^It Is true that there have been many^indications of ill feeling since a year^ago, when the emperor reviewed the^Bavarian army, and unmistakably^showed, to the chagrin of the regent,^Prince Luitpold. his desire to be 0O*^^sldered the supreme commander in fnct^as well as In name, and more recently,^In the manner in which the peace Ju^^bilee was celebrated at Munich, with^^out a mention of the emperor or the^empire, the Imperial army or the Im^^perial flag; and It is now added that^the regent is going to visit Vienna In^^stead of Berlin, which has accentuated^the strained relations, as did the tune^of the diet and of the press.
EmperorWilliam interprets the con^^stitutional position of Bavaria, in rela^^tion to the empire, as being a subot^^dlnnte one when It appears with the^Hohenxollern. This is strongly dis^^proved at the Munich court and, with^^out doubt. Prince Ludwlg, the future^King of Bavaria, deliberately nnd pur^^posely framed his speech In the way he^did, repudiating for his dynasty and fur^the other princes the role of vascals,^and clulmlng that of allies, which ac^^curately represents the-views of the^Bavarian court.
TheVc s iche / Hung remurl s: ^Rus^^sia ami Fiance now believe they may^draw the logical conclusion that there^will at least be a faint resistance at^Munich when It is Intended to drive tin;^wedge into the German empire. Fortu^^nately, we are convinced that the Ba^^varian court Is reckoning without the^people, which are thoroughly German,^and wiil adhere to the emperor and the^empire. In spite of the dynasty schemes^of their rulers.
EmperorWilliam, the Grand Duke of^Baden and the King of Saxony propose^to attend the unveiling of the monu^^ment of Emperor William on the Kyff-^hauser mountain on June IS. Klghteen^thousand veterans from all part* of^Germany will take part In the cere^^mony.
Arecent decision of the Imperial court^at L.ipslc denies the right of the rulers^of the various states to interfere In^cases pending before that tribunal or to^paidon offenders sentenced there.
AnIssue of the Cologne Volks Zeit-^ung has been confiscated, owing to the^article cn the Von Kotze scandals.
TheVilcan shipbuilding yards have^received orders for three Chinese cruis^^ers.
TheThillllng ri.wrlriir* of * uib 1 r*^-
t-ler*lu the West.^From Travel.
Theclouds gathered In the hills be^^hind the turn, and came drifting like^frightened sheep before the breath of^a strong west wind. No thought of^| danger occurred to us until. In an^i awful hush, with no llghtnlng-flash. no^' thunder-peal, they broke and death^, came down.
The flood seized'the canyon like a^channel; flume-wise It bore to the val^^ley the cloud-sent torrent of the hills.^| The hotel stood full In the path of the^flood. If the builder had not wrought^better than any man knew, not one of^us would have lived through the stress^^ful time of boiling, hissing, roaring^I water, that leaped savagely against^the walls, bit and tore at the founda^^tions, caught every movable thing, as^1 In th^ grip of a giant, and whirled and^I ground It to utter destruction
Thecloud' The cloud has burst!^^' came the cry on every hand. With one^Impulse, everybody rushed to the cor-^^ rldor, there to huddlt and hold to any-^j thing steady, half mad with the sud^^den and perilous shock.^Then someone shouted for the wo-^| men and children to run within the offi^^ce. We had hardly gained it when the^hack door gave wny; the leaping flood^rushed through the hall and parlors,^and whirled their furnishings about^like drift sticks In a swollen stream.^We crouched there, watching them In^fear and trembling.^The office had thick stone walls and^: but one door. Therein lay our hope of^| safi ty. Thought of succor was In vain,^j No outcry we might made could possl-^i bly pierce through that elemental clam^^or, and summon the neighbors to our^I rescue. Earth and sky seemed to call^and answer, one to another; earth In^deep, sinister rumblings, as though all^its foundations were broken up, and^the sky in an overtone of singing water,^murderously swishing and thundering^about our refuge.
Itwas over at last; the roars and^hissing died down to the plash and^pouring of rain. But still the house
II; \\ e had a roof between us and
theangry sky. Comfort Is largely a^matter of comparison. Now wo re^^joiced, though the place was full of^wreck and ruin, nnd though the mud^lay a foot thick wherever the flood had^rolled.
Bydint of hard labor one room was^made habitnble, nnd there, that night,^we huddled about the stove that some^^how had been groped for and dug out^of the mud and then set up to warm^us through the bitter chill that had^conic In the wake of the storm.
They!^i It.': Harmonise.^From the Washington Star.
Theman with the veg^table wagon^stood on the front step.
Wantanything In my line^^ he^asked.
No,^was the reply. ^De lady of de^house says she don't want no mo' dial-^ln's wif you.
Shesays yer Is too lnhahm^np^us;^dat yo' strawberries aln' fresh 'nuff,^an' yo' Is altogeddah too fresh.
TaklagI art in the III* I'arl* show.
Informationcomes from Paris to the^effect that the authotUi-s having the^international exposition of 1900 in^charge have received official assur^^ances from Russia and Spain that^these countries will not take part in^the exposition. No word has been re^^ceived from the representatives of the^other nations as yet, but it Is believed^that almost every nation of Kurope.^Including Germany, will be fully repre^^sented.
Atthe Dra-rgi* - i on vent Ion,
Fromthe New York He. older.
Ye*.I have a stock ol old plait, is^I've been trying to get rid of for years,
Belongto a churchV^^Bittge*t In town; of course ^^^Suggest a wood-sswlng contest for^:he benefit of the repairs fund, or some^^thing or other, and^
Gee'Thank you. old man. I'll have^the boy*' back* decorated to heat the^poster craze within two week*. Say, a^fi How does learn somen.lng at these con^^vention*: Come and have^^^Sure!
THE CRUnL COMANUHLS.
AnInatanoe of I It*ntli-liir ma In the Tor-^i are of n Prisoner
Fr.m the Popular |ei*J*M N^W*.
t'ol.H. L Bodge whs for many years^engaged In operationsest the
stile tribes of the plain- Ho had^abundant opportunity to study Indian^manners, es|*clitlly |ho^- relating to^war. In his book he speaks of the^many acts of Ingenious cruelty prac^^ticed by the Apaches, Si. tix i.nd i '^^-^nmni hes, showing to what depths of^dc rradntlon savages may fall.
Ofall the horrible stories which I^Pave PSaVld Of lndi ii' Crm Ity. one told^me by o|.| i.spinosn (ins gnlib I. is tho^most vivid In Its ghastly MtTOr,
Whenho was about 2t years old a^party of Comanche* from the same^camp In which h^ lived, while on n raid^In Mexico, attacked a large ranch.^^ I ^ ^ Taking w itb them as prison^^er the one man who had signalized^hlmsi If In the ,:, fi use of the ranch,^the Indians depart* d for tlx ir own^country, on the long march the prls-^oner, though closely watched and^guanl'd by day and sei uiely bound at^night, was treated with extreme kind-^ne^ j They . ..mpllincntcd his courage^In the highest terms, tohl him tin y In-^t. n.loil taking him Into thi Ir camp,^adopting him Into their tribe and mak^^ing a great chief of him. The trail fol^^lowed, after leaving the head of the^Nueces river across the southern end^of the high table bind known to th^^whites as ^StHK. I iiilns.^ At a wa^^fer-hole on this tahloland the party^halted for several days. Telling the^prti .net- they wanted It fur some reli^^gious ceremony, they set him to dig^^ging a hob- In the ground. Working^uilb knife and hands, he In a day or^two cotnplet. il a pit about three f^ et .11^diameter and 0*| t live feet dee|.. Karly^the next morning u rope was tied about^the ankles of the captive and wound^spirally around his legs and tody to^the neck, binding bis arms tightly to^hi* sides. Rigid and immovable the^man was then planted upright like a^post In the hole. Dm dirt filled In and^tightly rammed down around him.^When all was completed nothing but^his head was visible. They then scalp^^ed his head, cut off his lips, eyelids,^taunted and left him.
Onarrival at camp the party de^^li tibed in detail their punishment of^the Mexican, and in all the tribe It^was I'gtnbil n.s an exquisite piece of^pleasantry. The man would live, tlx y^said, eight days, revived at night by^th^ cold of the high plains, to be driven^mad the next day by the hot sun lieat-^Ing on his scalped head and 4*C^ I 'eless^eyeballs.
Thathuman beings can practice such^cruelty seems lix edible.
'^ORtSTb IN C -NNECTICUT
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Intheir distribution, the Connecticut^forest* show some Interesting features.^Falrfbdd county ha* alnxct no large^tracts, but many scattered small one*.^This condition extends with one break^northward to about a centru. east and^well line through Lltctleld county, the^upper part of which 1* thickly wooded,^and the same reach of forests extend*^over the northwest part of Hartford^county. In Litchfield county appears^a curiously denude d region, made up^largely of the town of Bethbhem. Mor^^ris, Woodbury and Watertown, the two^former dcvaylug farm towns. It Is ac^^counted for In part by large expanse*^of wild moorland. The northeast re^^gion of the state appears also as pretty^thickly wooded. From the at nter ot the^state southwestward to the boundary-^is a curious reach of almost denuded^land, perhaps 10 miles wide, whh h can^^not easily be accounted for The Trap^Rock ridge, reaching northward from^Fast and West Rocks, and Including^the Hanging Hills of Meri !^ n. is clearly^outlined by forests, as In another par^^allel ridge reaching north and south
Cut Down Expenses.
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fromMount Lamentation further east^^ward.
Themost continuous and dense forest^area I* marked a* a great crude trian^^gle In the eastern part of N. w Haven^county and the southern extremity of^Middlesex county. It Includes, per^^haps llio square miles, takes In much of^the towns of Kllllngworth. Guilford,^Clinton. Chester. Ha I.lam and Madison^and appearing graphically in an un-^looked for quarter. Is a very impressive^feature of the map. A striking part of^the map Is a denuded area reaching In^a kind of channel north and south,^through the state, nearly parallel to the^^^astern boundary line, and a few miles^from It. It I* but partly accounted for^by the line of the Norwich ^ Worcester^railroad. Another feature Is h curious^region of comparative denudation,^reaching some distance eastward from^near the center of the state. Bailroads^In general are graphically shown by^channels of denudation, especially the^main stem of the New Haven railroad^between New Haven and the northern^boundary. This Is mainly due to the^old epoch of wood-burning locomotives.
Verylittle primeval forest remains in^the state, most of that part spared by^the old water-power sawmills having^fallen before the latest portable saw^^mill* run by steam, which, In certain^regions, have devastated the wood^^lands. But the secondary growths com^^bined with brush lands show a remark^^ably large proportion of the state still^^wild.^ and attest the decay of the^farm town*, where the uncleared re^^gions are beyond doubt Increasing rap-^Idly.
rallfornli'^ spring Tetoa.
Fromthe San Franclaco Chronicle.
Thespring festivities of California,^like most good things In the world, had^an accidental beirlnnltig. Five years^ago, when President Harrison was^making his presidential tour of the^coast. Santa Barbara, In her exuber^^ance of spirit ov. r the first edvent of^the nation's rhl-f magistrate In the lit^^tle city by the sea. resolved to give^him a MMHHi:m -. She laid
athis feet all her wealth of bloom,^and the way he trod was paved with^flowers. On this occasion there was no^system or organised plan. The whole^affair was unpremeditated, and tb^ ^ -^caslon had the charm of spontaneity^which will always make It memorable^in the recollection of those wb I MMM^it. There were no classes, no order of^ppicesslon sac- what ems arranged at^the moment, no j rem.tuns and M ban^^ners. Those who had ample means and^handsome MUiiuiKe* and w.md^.rful^garden* of MM covered their ve^^hicles with satin of suitable tint and^then hid the whole from sight beneath^a profusion of the tin does t bloom.^Those whos ^ resottrci - narrower^drew upon them accordingly. Many^fr^ m rh dee betook themselves to the^hills and canyons and draped their car^^riages with ferns ur d wild !lo\\,rs,^mustard and wild grasses. The single-^hearted purpo^e which rul-,1 ll.e en^^tire display was to create a beautiful^picture with the best uioaui at com
mand.There was no striving to ecllpss
one'sneighbor, no heart-burning* b^v^cause one's neighbor had developed ^^more charmlns; idea or selected a mow
effectiveflower.^The sweet spirit which oharsctertssd
this,the first of California's flower ftftw^tlval*. the uncalculatlng seal, th* utter^absence of all selfish thought, OOUM^not be expected to survive the unUjos^occasion which called them forth. Aa^Inspiration cannot he copied or repeat-^ed. But the Ides has been developed^and expatcb-1. and the resuM Is that^train of exquisite fetes which art now^Inaugurated by every town of any six*^In the state. These celebrations, al^^though of *uoh recemt birth, are already^so popular that their permanency la^assured. They are a feature of Cali^^fornia life, as fixed as our orchards and^flower gardens, and they will grow la^i beauty with every spring. Their valu^^from an ethical point of vtew cannot^be estimated. Into our material Ufa,^Interrupting the race for gain, lending^new grace to th* severely Intellectual^growth of a younger generation, pre^^senting new ideas and new inspiration*^have come these exquisite celebrations,^with their refining and uplifting Uv-^fluencea We did not know how ws^p . 1 1 them until they had become ^^part of existence on the Pacific slope.
llattarli.gIt ^ Audlaace.
Fromthe Chicago Post.
Thehypnotlat and ^lelght-of-hand par-^former came to the front ot th* ^tag*^and looked over hi* Red (iulch audience.
Bailiesand gentlemen.^ be began from^force of habit, ^at thi* point In th* pro^^gramme It I* customary to give a Uttlt^exhibition of hypnotic power, but, with^your permission, w* will skip that fea^^ture to-night
Therewas a movement on th* part of^^ome of the spectators that mad* th*^entertainer a little nervous, and ha gat^as close to an exit as possible.
Thefact of the matter Is.^ he went^on. with a deprecatory wave of the hand,^^that, while I consider myself a Srav-^clas* hypnotlat. I nnd that you are all too^powerful to make good subjects. I cannot^subjugate the will of men of your ability^to tn :c ttyatooUe power counts for noth^^ing where men shoot aa quick aa 7*11^do.
TheI 10. . r .hit.
Fromth* Cincinnati Enquirer.^^Toll do not mean to tell me,^ said th*
:horntled tourist, aa he watched the com^! mlttee cutting down the defunct from th*
Itelegraph pole, ^you don't mun to tall^me that this man was banged for **aaaV^tn-r a six-dollar he.-se ^'
Itdo lock a little tough.^ admitted^Pteface Bill, ^but the boy* got In th*^ha.hu of hjiigitT ho** thieves In the dajf*
'when houses was wuth aomcthln' an' It^kinder itlck* to 'em.
England'scenlor barrister was called^to the bar T5 year* ago, la UH. In the In-
n-r temple. Hta name Is Carter. The J*|#*^est solicitor i* three years his joavl**^.^There are .'^ members of the bar who^w .. :^ ;^.'^^ a: 1 .*! cou.c.1 be