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VM: VOL. LX. FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, TJIUKSDAY, 2sTQyEMBEB 5, 1891. NLEBElt 8.
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y IMtorKSSlOXAL. TO PURPORT THE ROOF. AFTER QINSENO. j QREELEY AND LINCOLN. ORIGIN OF HIGHBINDERS.
U VAN HOKN. ATTOKNKV
lw. 1 liiRsuur, Aruouu.
CTKWAUT & DOK, ATTOUNEVS AT
3 Uiw. Olllco two iloors west of tlic Hank
lioii'l, 1'lusstnir, Arltonn.
EM. 8ANK01U). ATTOKXKY AT LAW,
. rrvscott. Arlioim. Will inticUoo in ml
u.o courts of ilio "IVrntory.
T U. tOKXISlI, I'llVSIUIAX.ANl) SUtt
1 , H)H. I'uwstntf, Ariiona. Will unswo.
cjuisun inoAiiitntic . ruciue itallriMid.
D" li. J. M. MAltSIIAIJi UEXTIST. Ol'
iico In thotvar uf ir. llruiiueu's Dm.,
bio.-o. 'iVctli vxiractvit without liam.
DIM). J. llUAXXtiX. I'lIVSIOIAN ANu
MtnKou, finjatuu. Aniona. Will rt--.-ikjiiu
iiroauuiy to mi cans irum any ixuu
on tnu Anaiuicv rucuic Uauruiul. Oiiico
and urn moro oiiixkuo mo iloiou
T O. O. l'.-KiiAOSrAt-T LODGE, XO.ll
1', iiifvtM uvury WMiii!uay uvcnuirf in OU
i-c.o.iV Han. Viiituix uruuitvn vortlinio
tiiiiiiyiiiviivil. rt. O. ltAxrnx, N. u.
Wi. Moo.Mtsir, eooreiary.
IrLAUSl'AI'l'' LODiJli XO. 7, 1 & A. M.
jiUAinar iucomiu on. lourin -itionuiiy
iiw uvcry caii;uuar luonlli. calloil mccv
lugs uvvry oinur .uuiiuay niKla fr woik.
kj uiuvr, li.vviii f1. tirtitr, tiaicr.
COUlir CUCUXlXU,.NO. P.W. l.lrA't.Xi-
CtU Uitlcr iTOiOalCI'PS U13 IVnOlUr illCt-'l
iiicaiii JlaMimu Man, l'lasiau, on 1110 ut
iiiui mini j uumuuy oi cavu inuiiin. imiiiik
tioliici-smuiuii iiiciiiuvit, in yi.rt snumin;,'
mo cunuaiiy mviivil to attfiiu.
H. U. AiN lloilN. C. Ii.
J. W. PltASCIS, U.S.
LAUoTAtK LOliur., su, n, i. u. u. i'.
. mwiaediUiilay uvuiiiiinu( t'uuu Wwi n
vii utAAi iL'iiiifmtn in koou
sl.niuili ' fi,r,liilll if Wi'it:miiu.
W.B. DtCLOSS, O. T,
1IE.MIV ASIlL'ilST, II. .
JxO'l'lClvS VtJli 1 Ll.laL.A'l'it.J.
Land Ut i'jce at rntscoi i. Auu., i
uuiuuvr (. o"t. f
Xotlco Is licitsliy Klvi'ii mat mo lonuwln
lltimvu ftcunr iiu.-, nun lunico ol li" iimiiwiii
tiiittUKU niiai iHiMii in nuiuHjib ol m ciaiui,
ttnu liiul alll lUVHil i,nl 00 liiatlo ov
loro mo .ii.'in. oi tuu iiitnct. lour
lib 1'iaitatitii, jrioiia, 1-inia, mivwtuuci
JUS icvi, viz: potman nan, Ucsjiaruioiv
MUicluviil io. ,ies lor 1110 &!!, &cw.
t, itij, ti, nun. iiu iiamot mo iu..oin..
t,il,U4Va VO OlOO ilia (.OIlllllUOU IVMUCIlOv
IIjajii, una lutittuuuii oi. ia,u iailu. ul It It
nam li Llijiui, ui-iuy v. iicmvii, i,uiiia
I'll, 4t!l!uit ivliuc, iiiiui riana,au, mi.
J. . lUAiiit, lbc'ilt'r.
LANU UI'IflCB AT t'ltuHXIt'l', Allli., I
1cio.r i, ichi. f
hutuo is hereby elvuu mat tno iuuomhu
limiH.ll M.IV1VT liaa UA.il noticool iils lutfiition
lU UUiU uUill itAt III ftu,wilil i,, viai.u,
liiai itiat fraio piuol t,ni uv inuuu ou
loio luo Cic-iK ul inu 1'iatriCt WOUlb Uk
i'iuni4tii, Aui-uiia, on caiuinaj, iotuiuut:r
mi, iiwi, ttt iiiuoii it ivoi, iiomoivati
lluOiicallOll iio. ottt lor luo i a it t, li
liu.l 1 M A )l,00" I'VpfaJiU llO
llailllM lllO lOilOWlllc WillcaVM lO pl00 IliA
i-oiuiiiiiuo4 ivAiubuco u)oii auu uuiiivaiioJi
oi, .itu iuiiu, vi: io.,uau nan, iiuiva it
i;uAaii, iiwiu'jr c. lakkohv ao.'HfjMi n. IioOk
ii, ui r iaBaiau, Ari&.
ovi-.l Kl. iMaiitin, Kl'b'L-.UT,
XiA.MI Ul HCK Al' I'lltlOi 1, Alll.,
Xotlcols liertby given muv uw lunowint;
liaiuLxiHJiiiut iih nun lajiicuW "i iHiuni.oii
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IU luttUO Ulllll IHWk in nniiu. w -..,
J.lit. muteaiu uivul win u inauo uuioio mo
l illh ul uiv UwaiCi Culli l 11 1 illftsiau, Ar-
Sulnii Oil rukiiniat, utcinuvl jn l(Nfj, via.
jihuiHiu ii. otiwiiit-iu. I'voiaiuioi'y Diaio-
llivll Au. iur illu A II evv. , lli0
l, i, I m lit, naillOn IIIO IUIIUMIIM ItlilllsoMVa
lu .iu,ll lltvcouiiliuoun icniuv'llcv iiim11, uull
ouiiii ttuuu iii, am iuiiu, vi; ooiin iiaiiiun
ton, LAjaut iAaeiiciij, vnanua ciinuoy,
miilull x. Uric kit, an oi l'iauil.
j. (.. .uuiia, HcgUti'r.
I OUTJiniE SAVAOE, UNITED STATES
I , coiiniiLJiionurotino ji-,irigicoilrini mo
J loiirin Juuiciai I'uirictui tno lejrilory
ul Aruuiiu. Hun ici court Louiiiiivioiiur in
Him lor inoloumy ot coooiniio, ill Mini i'oi
ruof, aim Li. o. I'viiaioii Aoiurj. iniuiltcU
to inauucu m-loru um runuui ouivuu ot tno
(ii'i.aiiiiiiiii. uiiico tno uoors norm of tno
TTLAUSTAlTIIOAItDOr TIIADE JIEETS
J. on tiiouvi-iiiiiKOitiio totirui Kinoiuuy
( inch lnoniii at mo oiuco ol W. I-. mi
ilotn. IvilpairicK umiuilM.
Hll. U.. IlIIAN.NE.S. VtV
W. L. Vas'Hoiin, ev.
T?I,.V0STA1T LI1I1IAKV AND UEADINU
i uooin Association. iwauiiirf room oiwn
imllytroinna.iii.ioiJIi.nl.; nunuayN a to
ion. ui. tomiai wi'itoiuo to all viuors.
A. !' UIHsuN, l.iurarian.
Atlantic & Pacific R. R,
TIME TABLE NUMBER 81,
J( KrFECT ,'
SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 1801.
No. 3 (Xo. 1
Xo. 2 XO. 4
1(1 ( ..
lv ADmquuniuo nr
lj J.) v
10 10 p
10 13 a
8 it a
R 10 a
3 10 a
1 27 n
10 i:i ai
10 50 a
0 15 Ul
II 10 a
N .v.i a
4 13 a
n at I,
II at a
H io a
4 10 a
10 17 li
I J flop
a si i
Alliuiiucrrjuo A. T. & 8. I'. It. It., for all
points oast and xouth.
I'rcscott Junction I'rcscolt anil Arizona
Ilnllway for Tort Whipple anil 1'rotcott.
Ila'rstow California N)Utliorii ltallwaj' for
I.os Anitetot, Man Dli'ijo mill other Southern
.Mojavo Southern Taelllc for feau Iran
vIkco. Sacramento and Northern California
I'UILMAX I'ALAOj; SLEEPING OAKS.
No chmiKO Is made- by fileeplnic Cur I'as
wngers netvrccn San IrancUto and Kansas
City, or San DIrxo and Los Angeles and Chl
oaito. 'J'lio Grand Canon of tho Colorado, hitherto'
Inact'cssabloto tourists can no reacheil by
taking this lino via 1'enrh Springs and a
Miigerldofioni thenco of hut tvrvuty-turco
tulles. This Canyon Is tho grandest and most
svouderfill of nature's work.
Stop at 1'lagstalT and hunt deer, bear and
wild turkey In tho magnificent plno forest
of tho San trancl.sco mountains, or visit tho
jiiieleut rulm of tli j O.tvo an 1 C'll f Dwellers.
T. It. O.tiieu General Superintendent, Al
t'. l UEititr, Ueneral Agent, Albnqucrauc,
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TTTVAN HOKN. ATTOKSEV AT A V.ay to Barely rrereaM... C.vln, l
i ' i:iw. r inuaiuiii 11114.1'uui
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A Way to Rarriy Preteit the Cmrlnj lu
Tho frequent and serious alfflcuHy
experienced in tho operations of tun
neling, unmoly, tbo subsldonco of tho
eurfaco after tho completion of tho
work, has Ititoly been found to bo pro
vontftblo by a Blraplo system resorted
to by n London contractor, by the uso
of which no ground outside tho actuul
section of tho subway in hand need
bo disturbed. Tho system in quostion
comprises a series of steel bars placed
side by sldo with tho oxcavatlon, so aa
to form a comploto temporary lining
nnd support to tho roof, and within
this soi-I oi of bars tho permanent brick
arch of tho tunnel Is built. Tho bars
used in this work aro ten foot Ions', six
inchos wide, and two inches thick,
bclnjr provided at their edges with
lonjjltud nnl grooves, by moans of
which each is linked to tho uoxt ono
in such a way at to admit of soparato
lonltudlnnl motion, and yet to pre
vent lateral separation. Tho bara.nro
inserted in tho samo raannor, n well
ns supnortod. ai ordinary tunnel bars,
tho ground being excavated only tho
o act soction of tho tunnel, plus tho
trlfl'ng thlcknoss of tho bars. After
tho brickwork has boon built within
thorn tho bars nro separately pushed
forward by jack screws as tho earth Is
oxravated for tho succeeding length.
Tho bars aro provided with longltudl
n 1 tubular cavities, through which
groutimr or other filling material may
bo Introduced from tirao to tlmo to Oil
tho suacolcft vcant by the advancing
bars between tho top of tho lining arch
nnd tho earth abovo and around, this
preventing any "subsidence.
AVlntor In tho Far Veil.
Tho cllmato of both Oregon an&
Washington Is mild and oqimblo. In
western Oregon nnd Washington it is
di Kcult to draw tho lines that dlv'do
tho seasons. wrltesSenatorDolph in tho
Forum. Win'or Is usually a wet season,
but there aro often long periods of pcr-fe-t
weather In Fobrua-y and March.
Flowers frequently bloom In tho open
air In January, and green flolds of
grow'ng grass and gra'n may bo seen
all winter. Once or twice during tho
winter a fow inches of snow falls, but
it disappears rapidly. At Intervals of
several jears occurs a winter wlt'i ten
days or two weeks of freezing woa her
nnd a conslderaMo fall of snow. Tho
summers nro cool, and ovcessfvo beat
is unknown. In eastorn Oregon and
Washington tho cllmato Is different,
Tho dry season of summer is more pro
tracted tho rainfall la loss, and tho
heat Is greater, though It is never ex
cessive. Tho winters arc colder, but
of short duration; tho snowfall is light
and seldom lies iong in tho vnlloya,
and llvo stock rnnges on tho plains all
winter, thriving on tho natural grasses
without food, except whn tho snow is
unusuilly deep or the cold period un
To Clean .Machinery.
According to a writer in tho Ameri
can Engineer, tho most slmplo nnd
efficacious mothod of thoroughly clean
ing tho various parts of machinery
that havo becomo gummed and dirty
by tho uso of fat oils for lubricating
purposes is as follows: Make a strong
soda lyo by taking for each one thou
sand parts by weight of caustic soda,
or ono hundred parts ordinary sodas
this solution to bo allowed to boll and
enter tho parts to bo cleansed, for this
purposo either boiling them in tho lyo
or having them steep in It for soma
time. In this manner all tho dirt and
oil rcsln aro completely dissolved. It
only remaining to rlnso nnd dry tho
parts treated. The actloti of tho lyo,
under thoso circumstances, Is such
that It enters into combination with
tho otl nud forms n soap, which is
readily solublo In water. In order to
provcnt.nny hardcnlngof tholubrictnt
on tho machinery parts It Is only ne
cessary to add about one-third kero
tono. Unite Your Church Debt.
A novel plan for extinguishing a
church dobt has been hit upon In Mel
bourne. Australia. Tho church com
mittee or vestry, as tho case may bo
divide tho total debt among them
selves, and each man insures his lifo
for tho amount that falls to his share.
Tho policies aro transferred to tho
church, and tho annual payments on
them nro mado out of tho collections.
Then, of course, ns tho members of
commltlco "drop off," tho sums In
sured on their lives drop lu, and later,
when tho only survivor dies tho lust
instalment of tho church debt is paid.
All t.ie Same
"I havo called to reply to your, ad,
of man wanted to dig a cellar by tho
day," hooxplainodas ho walked into a
commission houso on Woodbrldgo
street tho other day.
Hut that wasn't my ad," replied tho
"1 advertised for an energotip go
ahead man to take a partnership in tho
Ui, that's it. Well, sir, it's all
the samo to mo. being I'm hero, nnd
I'll sit down while you muko out tho
papers!" Detroit Freo Press.
A pneumatic Inner solo of sock for
boots and shoes has boon patented
which Is to confer great benefits upon
pcoplo who havo tender feet, etc. It
is mado of hollow India-rubber Inflated
with nlr or gas under pressure, tho
external protective covering being
canvas, linen, skin, or other sultablq
, uuterinl, to adapt it to withstand tho
internal pressure of the compreJSQrJ
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Glrlt Who Clo Out Unio-FaoteJ In a Rat
Tho Ji,'? Stone Tenn. Post inys;
Tho cointry botweon Little and Hlff
Black mountain is a great ginseng re
gion, and tho Parker family are noted
as "sengors." Tho girls go out tare
footed In tho mountain, though the
country Is infested with rattlesn.akos
and copperheads, and dig tho glnsong,
for which thoy got good prices at. tho
stores, and from which It Is taken to
Pennington gap for shipment. Hut
along Clover Fork and up Rnttlesnitko
Creek there uro numbor.ojs roptltes.
Heckle Parker la a girl about 19
years of age, strong, healthy-looking
nnd handsome, but with a very deter
mined face. She is a splcndcd rlflo
slTot and is often seen with her Win
chester. Sho goes after ginseng and
often alone. Tho roots nro gathered
in May and Soptember, and dur ng
theso months sho did a thriving
business. Ono day, howovcr, sho
came across den of rattlesnakes. Sho
had only stones and sticks with which
to fight tho desperate battle. Soroo of
tho snakes woro considerably lnrgor
than a man's nnklo and a fow as largo
as tho calf of ono'slog. For hours sho
fought them ns tiioy hUsod and ral.t od
around hor. Tho mountain seemed
filled with them nnd no sound couli bo
heard but their incoisant and blood
curdling rattlo. Hut tho bravo deter
mined girl battled with them until
sho exterminated overyono that did
not succeed in hiding among tho
crovlcos of tho rocks and in tho denso
brush. When sho had crushed tho
head of tho last one to bo Been sho
counted tho dead, and thoro wero just
Miss Dickens has this to say of how
her father, tho great novelist, viewed
a carlcaturo of himself: Thoro was
a ponny carlcaturo printed, but by
whom 1 can't say. which greatly de
lighted him. Ho writes about it, tho
lcttor being dated .July 8, 1811 1 'I
hope you havo seen u largo-headed
photo, with llttlo logs, ropresontlng
tho undersigned, pen in hand, mop
ping his forehead to knock an idea
out It has jujt sprung up so abund
antly in all the shops Hint I am asham
ed to go about town looking in nt ho
picturo windows, whi h is my delight
It scorns to mo oxtraordinari y ludi
crous, and much moro like the gravo
figure dono in earnest It mado mo
laugh, when I first enmo upon it until
I shook again in open, b :nl ghted
Piccadilly.' Ho returnodto Gad's Mil
bringing this with Him, and tollin r us
that he had been so amused w.lh it,
nnd so fascinated by it, thinking it -so
irresistibly funny,' that he stood look
ing at it roaring with laugh to , until
ho became conscious of a largo nnd
syrapathetlo audlonco. laugh, ng so
heartily with h m tlia. lie hud to beat
u hasty retreat"
Heredity In Cats.
Why docs a cat walk around upon
the hearth rug about five minutes be
foro ho takes his seat? I'm sure as
tho English pcoplo say I don't know.
(They seem to bo never suro of any
thing except that they don't know It )
A neighbor of mine, however, was
watching his cat going thron ;h tho
gyrating preliminaries tho o'.her eve
ning, and ho told me what ho believes
to bo tho truth of tho matter. Ho says
ho got his facts from Darwin. 1 hopo
ho docs, but as tho children in tho
Seventh reader sny: "One can't most
always tell I" It teems that cat bo
longs to tho leopard, panlher nnd tiger
race, so that no amount of dome Ica
tton has bcon nblo to eradicate in icr
ited tendencies. Tho animals men
t.onod llvo In tho woods when thoy
aro not In tho zoological gat-dons and
they havo no hired help to proparo
bods for them. When ready to go to
rest thoy hnvo to find fallen leaven and
tree branches, not well assorted. They
tramp round and round on tho spot
where thoy propose to Ho until I Is
reduced to tho necessary condition for
a couch. Our friend's cat was just
carrying on tho tradition.
The I'lrst Spoons.
Tho palm of tho hand was tho npoon
of prlm'tlvo man; then camo tho reign
Of tho shell from sea-shore. Hut while
In ancient Homo nnd Grccco nni on
tho banks of tho Nllo tho spoon was
flourishing, the shell, modified by tin
addition of a tiny handle-, was still tie
highest form of spoon this side of t -a
Alps oven In tho fifteenth ecnlu -y.
Gradually tho handle grow, becomo
flatter and. moro shapely, and. when
Louis XV. reigned over France, tho
modern sliver spoon, with dnlnty deco
rations, had becomo obligatory. bat
urday Evening Post.
Iicpcnd" on Location.
It Is tho mnn who lives in an apart
ment houso who declares that moro
deaths occur among nervous pcoplo In
the Bummer tlmo, when windows aro
thrown open and piano str Ins ara
heard, than at any other tlmo of tho
Japancso books begin nt tho end,
tho word finis coming whoro wo put
tho tltle-pago. Tho foot notes are
printed at tho top of tho page, nnd the
reader puts in his marker at thp hot
Tho great puff-ball fungus has been
known to reach tho size of a pumpkin
in a night Lindloy calculated tha
tho cells of which it is modo up mul
tiply, at ihe rnto. of sixty millions
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riie tlroat Uilltir's Halt to Lincoln niter
In a most characteristic address by
Horace Grceloy, on Lincoln, wbleh
Was written about 1868, and Is now
publ shod for .tho first timo in the Con
tury, ,tho great editor says:
"I saw h'.ra for a, short hour about a
fortnight after his inaugurations and
though tho tidings of General Tw'ggs's
treacherous, biirronder of tho larger
portion of our llttlo army, hitherto em
ployed In guarding our Moxicnn fron
tier, had been somo days at band, I
saw and heard nothing that indicated
or threatened belligerency on our part
On tho contrary, the Presldont sat list
ening to tho endless whlno of oflice
seekers, and doling out village post
officos to lmportunato or lucky partl
zans just as though we wero sailing, be
fore land breezes on a smiling, summer
sea; nnd to my inquiry, 'Mr. Presldentt
do you know that you will havo to
fight for thoiplaco In which .voujslt?.'
ho nnsworcd pleasantly; I will not say
1 ghtly but in words which Intimated
his d'.sbcliof that any fighting would
tran piro or bo needed; nnd I firmly
bel'ovo that this dogced resolution not
to belicvo that our country was about
to bo drenched in fra ernnl blood is
tiio sohit'on of his obstinate calmness
throughout tho earlier stages of tho
war; and especially, his patient listen
ing to the demand of a deputation from
tho Young Chrst'nns of Baltimore as
well as of tho mayor and of other city
dignitaries, that ho should stipulate
wh'lo blockaded lu Wash'ngton.und In
Imminent danger of expulsion, that no
moro Northern volunteers should cross
tho sacred soil of Maryland in hasten
ing to h's roKof. Wo could not cora
prohend this nt tho North many of us
havo not yet seen through it; most cer
la nly if ho had required a commlttco
of ten thousand to kick tho bearers of
this p opoa'crous, impudent demand
back to Ha t moro. tho ranks of that
commlttco would have been filled in an
hour from any Northern city or county
containing fifty thousand inhabitants."
IN THE FIJI ISLANDS.
Cannlhn'lsm mil t'ter Itarbarltles Have
V el tti I lo Clirntlmi Influences.
A generation ago tho numo Fiji wa
a common symbol for tho grossest and
most repulsive savagery. Tho natives
wi ro not simply cannibals, but their
cannibalism was an everyday affair,
fo.mlng n necessary clement In every
Tho sovereignty of tho islands was
first ollorcd to England, after jx dls
trc.sing history of internal feuds, iu
H.H. but tho commissioner sent out to
invo ligato reported adve.sely. Mean
while tho infln t of English and other
1 ii. o nan settlers increased, and a
itab!e f.-ovorninont becamo a necessity.
In lb' 9. accordingly, tho protectorate
Vriis again o"cred to England and llko-
wis to tho United States, but neither
power cured to undertako tho dubious
responsibility. Two years later a
brief experiment of constitutional gov
ernment under a native princo was
tried, but this failed, and Great Brit
ain finally camo to tho rescue of the
civ.llzcd settlers by accepting tho sov
crignty of tho Islands, thus securing,
at the samo time, a wlshed-for port of
call on tho route from Australia to
Tho administrative forms Introduced
among tho Fljls aro not peculiar
enough to call for any long discussion,.
writes Calvin Thomas, in tho Chau
tauqua. Hero, as elsowhero, tho pol
icy has been, whllo doing away with
savagery, to treat native usages as
gently as possible. Tho govornor of
Fiji Is "high commissioner of tho
we. tern Pacific," and as such has been
a rotcnt factor In checking tho canni
balistic and slavo-tradlng barbarities
for which tho South Sea was until
CHILDREN OP INDIA.
it In a Mistaken Supposition that the
I Girls Mature Early.
In the courso of a lecturo to tho Hin
doos, dellvorcd recently In a public
hall In Bombay on ch'.ld marriage,
Mrs. Pecbey-Slmmons, M. D., a well
known lady doctor in that city, mado
a remurkablo statement as to tno
period ut which Indian girls nrrivo at
maturity. Before going to India, sho
said, she )iad heard and believed that
Indian girls reached maturity at a
much earlier ago than thoso in cold
climates; but hor practice in nntive
families bad taught her that it was a
mistake. "Judge, therefore, of my
surprise to find that so far from Hin
doo girls being precocious In physical
development thoy are much bohlnd In
this respect: that u Hindoo girl of flf
, tpon s about tho eunl of an English
girl of cloven. Instead of tho reverse,
and -that tho statements which havo
been mado to tho contrary by English
men, who havo no opportunity of bo
coming acquainted with Hindoo family
life, wero totally misleading."
The Yukon Ittvcr.
An Alaskan explorer says of his voy
ago down tho Yukon rlvor: "It was
tho grandest river journoy lover mado,
and I doubt whether there is a river
in tho world that can equal it for mag
nificont scenery. For miles wo floated
down hot ween hugo rocky banks thnt
lowered fully 3,000 feet abovo our
lioidp. Tho sky looked llko a blue
slit and tho echoes between theso stony
ramparts woro something: that would
have driven a soi tnry man crazy. Tho
samo sound wns there hurled back at
you a dozen times, coming from far
and near at tho tamo time." Chicago
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They Date I'rom un Association t Dad
dh'st-3Ion'A Centur ci Aco.
Tho name of highblndor is said to
havo boon used by a policeman in
court and hud no significance what
ever, but the term tickled tho publlo
nnd Is now a part of tho English lan
guage. Tho true name of those ruf
fians in Chinese means "Hatchet
Boys," tho peculiar appropriateness
of which title is at onco apparent
Tho highbinders trace their organiza
tion back sovcral centuries. They
claim to bo n part of tho association
known in China as tho "Tried So
ciety." Tho founders ot this society were
somo Buddhist monks. They put
down tho rebellion in Quong SI prov
ince, and wero offered rewards -in
titles and estates by tho government
Thoy refused tho rewards. Afterward
tho Manchu soldiers becamo jealous of
tho monks; tho government also be
came suspicious and, accused tho pow
erful monks of" treason. A monastery
was blown up and only flvo out of 120
monks escaped alive. Thoso flvo bo
came tho founders of tho Triad society.
Tho vow oT tho members Is that thoy
shall never rest until tho present
reigning dynasty is restored to tho
It, has numbered at times moro than
100.000. and still includes many who
have no sympathy with the diabolical
practices which mado tho namo a ter
ror. It was an claborato initiatory
ceremony signs, grips, words and
tokens, by which Its members may re
cognize each other and hold commu
nication. Within the society is a mili
tary organization of salaried soldiers,
who aro bound by tho most solomn
oaths to execute orders, even to kill
ing thoso who fall under its ban.
Tho lato Tie Ping rebellion was in
stigated by Triads, tho San Francisco
Call says, and after ten years' dura
tion was Hiipro-scd by tho lato Gcnoral
Gordon. Tho rebels fled abroad to
savo their necks and started tho Cheo
Tung Kong. Tho headqunrtors of tho
society on this coast were in Spofford
Alley, where thoy wero raided by tho
police February 2. At that time ono
of tho rituals fell into the hands of
Police Sergeant Prince, and has been
translated by Mr. Masters. From it
nnd from two converted Chinese who
had passed to tho honor of grand offi
cers in the EOcicty ho derived his
Some of tho initiation ceremonies
of this society nro interesting. A can
didate pricks his fingor until tho blood
flows into a cup of wine. This cup is
passed around tho assembly to bo
sipped so that a blood fellowship may
bo established. Tho candidate swears
eternal loyalty to tho socloty in thlrty
llvo different oaths, during which cer
emony a rooster's head Is cut off. and
while tho blood flows tho candidate
Imprecates death upon himself should
ho prove a traitor. A certain twist of
the quouo marks a member of tho high
The I'opular Delusion Concerning Them
Is vridcs retd.
Thoro is a current delusion In almost
overy community, especially in farming
districts, where people havo a better
chanco to observe such things, that
horso-hairs are capablo of being con
verted into snakes. Tho question has
often been discussed, but still there
uro 6omo features about tho matter
that may not pre vo uninteresting. To
begin with, the root of tho hair must
bo with It or else it will not tako on a
"living, snakc-llko existence," ns somo
claim It really docs under certain con
ditions. In muddy, tepid water tho hair,
through its roots, in accordance with
tho law of lifo by tho law of affinity,
absorbs vitalizing olemants. tho samo
as it did when on tho Animal. And
tho substance of tho hair being animal
as well as vegotablo life, it is naturally
more or less sonsltlvo to tho touch.
For moro than a quarter of a century
tho evolutionist has laid moro or less
stress upon this horse-hair snako
pbonomena; but tho wholo argument
has but llttlo wolght from tho evolu
tionist's standpoint, as there is no re
production among theso ''snakes,"
without reproduction their wholo faith
is a delusion. St. Louis Republic.
Illood From n Trcr.
Throckmorton county, Toxns, pos
sesses a peach trco which, when cut
in any part, oxudes a sap almost tho
exact color and consistency of fresh
blood. Botanists havo confessed them
selves at a loss to account for tho pe
culiarity, which thoy aro unanimous,
however, in rscrlbing to somo coloring
matter absorbed from tho soil In which
It grows and which Is, in all probabil
ity, tho correct way of accounting for
it, as cuttings from tho trco planted
elsowhore invariably fall to develop
the same peculiarity. Tho pcoplo at
largo, however, aro disposed to look
upon tho treo as something uncanny,
and as many as a dozen stories, all
mure or less blood-curdling, are poured
Into any visitor's ears concerning it.
It is said that no nogro will pass
within half a mile of It at night for any
sum that can bo offered. Tho treo is a
splendid specimen, and has obtained a
greater size than is usual in its species,
It belongs to J. R. Love, a farmer of
tho vicinity, r, who has been obliged to
surround it with a high fence to pro
tect it from injury at tho hands of
curlo.-iity-scokors, who hnvo hacked It
for tho sakoof obtaining n eight of tho
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The Jordan Buys Von-,! Dentk to De
rrtcrs aid "pt Their Vonr,
Near Now Holland, Go., there is a
llttlo swamp near tho road. At its
edgo stands a large white-oak tree.
Years ago this spot was often pointed
out as tho scene of tho murder of.
twelve men, and tho placo bora the
reputation of being haunted. It wns
said the rattling of chains nnd groans
and prayers for mercy could bo dis
tinctly hoard by passcrsby. No ono
ever stopped to Investigate, as wo can
testify from personal experience, says
a writer In the New York Dispatch,
having heard tho groans somo four
teen years ago, and having nlso done
somo of tho most distinguished travel
ing in nil our eventful career.
But to tho story: Howard Thompson
was a wltnesj to tho killing, which oc
curred In 1863, he bo'ng about 10 years
old at tho time. Tho killing was dono
by Bob and Ben Jordan of Pickens
county,; and tho murdered men wero
deserters who had been arrested in
Whllo tho Jordan boys wero in tho
confederate army a crowd of desorters
visited tho houso of their father, as
saulted their sister and the wife of
Bob Jordan, and carried their father,
whb wai about 70 years old, through
tho mountains a distance of sixty miles,
and subjected him to many shocking
cruelties. Then the Jordan boys re
turned homo and began their record of
k lling. Every man known to bo a
deserter or a skullcr becamo a victim
of thoir unerring rifles. Bob keot a
list of tho names and dates in a small
book. Ho was pursued one day, and
in crossing a river lost his book. It
contained 125 names. After that no
kept no record. This was before tho
killing near Gainesville
Bob and Hen Jordan becamo recruit
ing officors and arrested twenty-six
men In Gilmer county and started with
them to tho front On tho way two
escaped and twenty-four were lodged
In Galncsvlllo jail. Next morning tho
Jordans picked out twelve whom thoy
had the best reason to believe had
been implicated in tho outrages upon
their family and chained them to
gether nnd marched them to this white
oak tree on tho Now Holland road.
They stood them up in a row and Bob
Jordan marched slowly along tho lino
with a large army pistol and shot them
with his own hand ono at a time.
Somo fell on their knees and prayed,
whllo others looked their slayer
straight in the faco and died with an
oath on their lips. Among tho number
was a fragilo boy about 15 who was
chained to h very largo man.
The boy was shot first and tho man
supported him In a standing posturo
until he himself was shot, when they
fell lo tho ground together.
Thoso twelvo men wore hastily
burled In a trench, dug upon tho spot,
but after the war thoy wero exhumed
by tho federal authorities and removed
to the national cemetery at Chatta
nooga. After tho war Bob Jordan was shot
to death in Florida by a weak. Blckly
young man upon whom ho was impos
ing. Ben was stabbed to death in a
barroom in Texas.
Tho spot where tho killing occurred
Is now in cultivation, but the old treo
still remains. Tho land Is part of tho
tract which Tom Daniels bought about
two years ago for $1,800 and sold a
few days ago for $6,000.
THE BIC'S ARCADIA.
In Sicily, It Enjoy Great Social Dis
A Sicilian pig has a good timo of it,
If ono may judge ot tho condition of its
lifo from what is said in a recent con
sular report on tho agricultural con
dition of tho Island of Sicily. Tho
animal, says tho report enjoys "as
much social distinction as in Ireland."
sharing Its master's tenement, along
with poultry 'und at times other
animals, and accompanying its owner
to and fro on his daily work in tho
fields. Thus much in tho country dis
tricts; but in towns tho swlno overrun
tho streets, acting tho part of scaveng
ers, and nro enticed to devour tho
filthiest food by a sprinkling of bran
over It In tho mountainous regions
again, lifo becomes pleasant In tho
oak forests tho pigs aro allowed to.
rango at will on a payment by thoir
owners during tho acorn season of
sometimes as much as 10 shillings a
head. Tho hords are superintended by
boys nnd nro housed at night in somo
cases as many as 300 in ono houso.
nud undor conditions which insure
scrupulous cleanliness of tho covered
pig styes. Disease fa thus avoided.
Tho only valuo of tho pigs consists in
thoir salo as fresh pork and for tho
making of sausages. Ham and bacon
aro unknown In Sicily. Perhaps porit
is moro commonly caton than any
other kind of meat in tho island.
A llallronil Uollnstcd With Salt.
There is a vast bed of pure rock salt
In tho Colorado Desert nnd tho South- '
em Fnclfio railway, in laying-their
tracks to tho suit mines, crossed a point
where for over thrco thousand feet
thoy were obliged to mako a fill and
ballast tho t.ack with beautiful lumps
of pure salt crystals. This is perhaps
tho first Inst nee in the history of
railroading where a track has been laid
in and ballasted with salt Millions
of grasshoppers and legions of giant
cent pedes .ell into this salt when It
was in a liquid state, and now, after
having reposed there for thousands of'
years, thoy are found perfectly pre
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