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VOL. 1. NO. 1.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
An Epitome of the Happenings of
What is Transpiring at the Capital of
the United States—Other Very
The Indiana Senate has passed a
swj -j ii : measure ag.dn.st trusts.
ilustory of Sitting Bull aAd the re
cent Indian war is already on sale.
Chicagoans have put t22*/KK) into 88,
--000 acres of Georgia's timber land.
The Philadelphia harbor improvement
receives $300,000 in the sundry civil bill.
Brazil levies an export tax of 21 per
cent, upon rubber shipped to the United
The Behring Sea negotiations accord
ing to i ondon reports promise a favorable
The outgoing Treasurer of Texas has
handled .fOO.OO >,<K)O of public money
without a mistake.
The Supreme Court of Michigan has
decided as valid the law fixing railroad
fare at t cents a mile.
.lay Gould has heen offered an oppor
tunity to buy tiie Baltimore and Ohio, a
Baltim re financier says.
-ah, Frai.et has L practically accepted Presi
dent Harrison's invitation.to exhibit at
the World's Fair at Chicago.
Prominent business men of the conn
try say t! c Brazili . ' will stimu
late American manufactures.
A. N«*brasks Jndg deciles that mort
gages L-ivt ii on !' dted Sti tea claims be- ;
fore filing final papers are valid.
\ large body of cryolite Is reported as :
having Iven discovered near Cheyenne
Mountain adjaepnt to Colorado City, Col.
Alabama is enacting a law that will
give the generous sum of $12 i,OJO anno
aily to ex-Confed< rate veterans and their !
a I >ws.
Railroads \w Nebraska refuse to kmger \
carry a pplies free to the drought suffer
ers, owingto hostile legislation in the
The World's Fair people talk of pro-j
vidiug movable sidewalks through the |
buildings to'save visitors the lahor of j
\\;ok'.i- anvufu. *
The government wi'l sue several large j
lumber hnns tor timher depredations in |
the Bony Lake and River country uf i
To mine for precious ores in Alaska
the Silver Qu en Mining Company has j
been organised at Hartford, Wis., with
$1,360,000 capital stock.
The gold excitement at Florisant, Col.,
is dying out. An analysis shows the
metal to he copper, with about oO cents
worth of gold to the ton.
Molly Maguiriam has appeared slightly
again in the Pennsylvania mining dis
tricts, and an active and untiling vigi
lance committee is demanded.
A liill has been introduced in the Mich- :
igan Legislature which prohibits private •
banks from being designated as banks at
all. They are to be known as brokers.
Twenty live million doll rs worth of
property will he sold in New York in j
March for unpaid taxes and assessments
running back over a quarter of a cen
The Alliance legislators of Kansas will
pass tluir bill to tax bonds and mort
gages, by which all mortgages must be
assessed at their actual value and so
Stamped when assessed.
Newfoundland's Governor announces!
that negotiations for reciprocal relations
with the I'nited States have been con
cluded and on y await the indorsement
of the British government.
The people of Richmond, Va., are
•making an earnest effort to secure the
removal of the remains of Jelferson Da
vis to that city, proposing to erect above
h s grave a grand monument.
The Minnesota Senate has passed by a
vote of 40 to 7 a bill prohibiting prize
fighting, spurring matches and fistic con
tests of every nature. It also makes it
a misdemeanor for newspapers to pub
The government proposes to buy that
portion of the Navajo reservation which
the miners claim contains valuable min
erals. Miners in Aricona and New Mex
ico claim that wonderful mineral deposits
exist within the reservation, and have
long tried to secure a foothold there.
The Sid>-Judieiary Committee has
found Judge Alex Boorman of the "West
ern District of Louisiana guilty of one of
tie- charges preferred against him by
Congressman Boatner, relating to his
personal use of moneys paid into the
registry office of h s court. Boorman
will probably be impeached.
The only change made by the Senate !
Committee on Appropriations in the dip
lomaticand ((insular appropriation bill i
was the division of the Centra: Ameri
can mission into two missions, with sal- ';
ares of | lO,UUO for each Minister,and an
increase of the Mexican mission from the
second to the first grade.
A move is being made for Congress to
purchase the Townsend library of na
tional records. These records are gath
erings trom newspapers, magazine and
other periodicals and from official docu
ments of all sorts, all the obtainable facts
or statements bearing directly or indi
rectly on the various phases of the strug
gle for the Union.
The House Committee on Foreign Af
fairs has agreed, though not unanimous
ly, to report to the House with some
FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN JUAN CO., % ASH., FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1891.
mod ; fleations the bill to incorporate the
' Pacific Cable Company. The principal
change made was to reduce from $200,000
to $150,000 the sum to be paid to the
company annually for fifteen years by the
! United States government after the cable
j is completed and open for business.
ALONG THE COAST.
The official census report gives Oregon
a population of 313,707.
Vancouver, B. C., is alarmed over the
arrival there of a gang of burglars.
The dancing among the Umatillas on
the Umatilla river has been stopped.
A quicksilver mine is reported to have
been found near Colton, San Bernardino
At.bili appropriating $1,250,000 for a\
postoflice site in San Francisco was pre
sented to the Senate and passed without
Owing to the high prices brought at
the recent sale of school lands at Colfax,
Wash., the Union Pacific has withdrawn
all of its lands in Whitman county from
the market in order to relist them and
advance the prices.
A natural-gas well will be sunk near
the Union stock yards at Salt hake,
where gas has been found at a depth of
600 feet, the pressure being sufficient to
throw mud and water I'OO feet in the air.
During a recent trial in Los Angeles it
was shown that the San Pedro Lumber
Company has paid $417,000 in dividends
in the past seven years, and there is now
on hand $24(>, 00 undivided profits in ad
dition to the original sum invested,
which was $200,000.
Methodist denomination has perfected
arrangements for building a large uni
versity near Portland. About 600 acres
have been selected below the city. The
; building expected to cost $300,000. Dr.
C. C. Stratton is President of the uni
| versity. Work will begin in June.
Edward Crosthwaite, a cattle raiser
below San Diego, is now in a Mexican
prison. A letter from him claims that
|he was taken by Mexican officers while
lon American soil, and he is cruelly
treat' d. Some time ago a Mexican shot
lat Crosthwaite, when the latter used a!
gun as a club and gave the Mexican a
terrible beating. For this he was ar
] rested by Mexican officials..
Edgar Fawcett does not like the use of
| dialect in literature. -' _.«-.. Robert
j Burns made himself understood by it.
B. F. Stearne of Lynchburg, Va., has
in his possession a curiously carved vio
, hi;, ;--'.l\ o©<«: been the property!
jol Tholnas Jefferson.
JudgePfeffer says that of the hundreds
of congratulatory letters which he has
j received since his election not one has
come from the moneyed classes.
Colonel Dorm Piatt lias just com
pleted an arrangement whereby he re
turns to the editorship of Belfora's Mag
azine, which he left two years ago.
President Diaz of Mexico, it is an
nounced, will soon start for France,
where he will remain for several months.
One of the reasons assigned for his de
parture is ill health.
Vera Bassalitsch, the Nihilist, has been
supporting herself in Switzerland by
I translating. Her health is now failing,
' and her physician has ordered her to
stop and proceed to a warmer climate.
Inventor Edison is a vegetarian. Nov
elist 11. Rider Haggard is a vegetarian.
Prof. Swing is a vegetarian. Sir Isaac
Newton was a vegetarian. All the Greek
phili >s. iphers, seers and sages ate no flesh.
Bishop Fugle of the United Brethren
denomination of Km sas has been ex
pelled from the ministry on a charge of
'indiscreet financiering." He sp> enisled
lin real estate; but this was not. the
I trouble —he also lost.
Senator Eustis of Louisiana has the
j reputation of being the laziest man in
Congress. He is likewise the largest
j man in the Senate. He is a fine orator,
j however, and whenever he speaks the
Senate is sure to listen.
The devil is not so black as he is
painted, and if Baron Hirsch is a speci
men bad man, as has been limned in the
papers, the world would be no worse if
other millionaires would go to the bad
also, and do as he has done.
Society circles and social clubs at
Vicksburg are discussing the rumor that
J. S. Richardson, the great coCon planter
and factor, is engaged to be married to
Miss Winnie Davis, daughter of the
President of the late Confederacy.
F. Hopkinson Smith, the artist and
author, is equally successful as a civil
engineer. He has an office in down
town New York at the top of a seven
story build iiiir. and may usually be found
there buried to his eyes in papers.
Herr Buete, a Director of the Madge
burg railroad, has been instructed by the
German government to proceed to the
United States in order to make a careful
study of and to draw up a report upon
the railroad systems of this country.
The Prince of Wales has presented to
[johu flare a silver snuff box for his re
• rf irmance at Sandringbam. Such
; a : - DOt to be sneezed at, to be sure,
; but ordinary managers would be glad if
j they could get big actors on equal terms.
mi NATIONAL CAPITAL.
Washington and Oregon joined hands
in the i"lf ►< tto pass the Indian depreda
tion bill. Uoth States are largely inter
ested hi the measure, as well as nearly
all the states where Indians have de
stroyed the lives and property of the
frontiers:, en. Senators Allen, Dolph
and Mitchell joined in the dehate.
The House wiil surely reject the Ha
waiian cable scheme, and may go to the
length of defeating the diplomatic and
; consular bill before it would accept the
Senate amendment. A similar fate ap
parently awaits the Nicaragua bill, if it
ever gets through the Senate at this ses
sion. The latter scheme is of greater
Wenefit to the Pacific Coast.
The fate of the copyright bill, with the
amendments that have been tacked en
in the Senate, is very much in doutd.
Some of those people who are opposing
it so violently in the House assert that
they will resort to filibustering tactics in
order to defeat the measure. It passed
by such a narrow majority before that
much of that kind of opposition will de
Several Senators were amused and
others indignant at the injustice done
Senator Allen in the Seattle papers in
scarcely connecting his name with the
dry-dock location while according all thp
credit to Senator Squire. Allen intro
duced the amendment and secured a fa
vorable report from the Naval Commit
tee, and kept up a running debate for
two days. Senator Squire aided with all
his influence, but Allen made all the
fight on the floor of the Senate, which
won the battle.
Representative Sweet of Idaho has
presented one of the best arguments
against free coinage that has come out
of the West. He introduced a resolution
reciting that many obligations were now,
being paid in gold. It has been as-erted
here that this practice in the West has
given a new turn to the si!> t agitation,
and the makers of these obi, 'ations ant
themselves preparing to protest against]
free coinage. It may be set down as a
assumed fact that free coinage is d- *»!
for this session. The supposed neei /
any such legislation has disappeared.
Mendonca, Brazilian Minister, wasj
seen in regard to a cablegram from Bahif.f
that the reciprocity arrangement withJ
the United States has n*t been ratified!
and was not likely to be. The Minister
bad no information about the situation
at Baiiin. and did not care to discuss it.
He said his correspondence to his gov
ernment on the subject of the treaty had
been favorable, and there was nothing
he could say now. It is evident, how I
ever, no fears are entertained about thJ
Brazilian treaty. President. Fonseca di<;
not cable the Minister to close negotiay
tions until it was known the treaty csul«H
be carried out, and it goes into effect
CHIME AND CKIMINALS.
Governor Markham of California hag
signed a bill offering $2,500 reward for
the o<* viction of the Napa murderers.
A negro named Tom Robin was lynched j
on general principles at Douglas, Te g
He was a notorious character and guilty j
of many crimes. A
nV!h-i ( Ritte- oi/-he,. First " ijj
Bank of jSvansville, Ind., has been ar
rested and held in bonds for -trial o# a
charge of misappropriating $78,000.
"William Sheerin and Tony Levan, two
gambjers, mortally wounded each other
at Butte, Mont., in a gambling saloon
the other day. There were seventy-live
people in the room at the time, and hut
one was wounded, C. J. Baer, although
eleven shots were fired.
THE OLD WORLD.
London's new electric-light wires will
be under ground.
Chili has seven war vessels in course
of construction in Europe.
The balance sheet of the Melbourne
International Exhibition shows a deficit
of nearly £238,000.
English journals intimate that it is
" not desirable" that the United States
should have a coaling station on th<*
Inquiries made at Rome show the
Pope's letter to Cardinal Gibbons on the
question of school education in the
United States to be of a pacific nature.
In view of the visit of Archduke Fer
dinand to Russia the Austrian govern
ment has prohibited the proposed deiiv
cry at Vienna of a lecture on prison life
Finland has been invaded by the Sal
vation Army, with which the authorities
do not know how to deal. At last accounts
these peculiar people were beating their
drums in Bjornsburg.
King Humbert of Italy assures his
good friends of Germany and Anstro-
Hungary that the chance of his Ministry
will have no injurious effect on the sta
bility of the triple alliance.
The Persian Consul-General at London
L. Cloot, has been arrested on a charge
of obtaining £1(50,000 by means of bogus
companies. After a preliminary exami
nation he was remanded for trial.
Italy's funded and floating debt is now
about' $2,450,000,000, with an annual in
terest charge of $132,000,000. The in
debtedness is increasing at the rate of
£10,000,000 or $12,000,000 yearly.
An attempt to burn the Admiralty
buildings in St. Petersburg has just been,
defeated. The buildings adjoin the
Czar's winter palace, and it is supposed
that the deed was the work of Nihilists.
Advices from Suakim state that the
Egyptian troops are making victorious
nrogress towards the reofceupation of
Tokar. The Dervishes retreated from
Elteb without fighting, and fled in the
direction of Tokar.
The latest addition to the Italian navy,
the Francesca Morosini, a twin-screw
battle ship of 11,000 tons and 16>£ knots,
crries four JOS-ton Armstrong guns
mounted in pairs on barbettes, besides
other smaller arms.
The clergy of the Established Church
of England not having been very suc
cessful of late in collecting tithes, a stock
company has been formed to take this
duty off clerical hands and go into busi
ness as an investment.
X our, millstuffs, oats and hsy are
I liful, while the demand is fair Po
tajpes are very plentiful, and some are
n ,\v being shipped to £an Francisco.
i >*ner vegetables are in fair supply. Or.
--v -is have advanced. Fruits are iii good
sspply. Poultry is in fair, supply. Re
• ipts of Oregon eggs are liljeral, wl ile
: j.e demand is very good locally and from
tili-ide points, which keep pricis steady.
utter and cheese are still scarce. Ore-
cheese has advanced. Hops and
hides are weak and dull, while the de
mand is slow. Wool is linn. In the
merchandise markets dried fruits are in
kjir supply, while other commodities are
in good supply and demand. Meats are
rvVu eat—Local trading is of fair pro
portions at st« adv prices. Quo'e- Val
ey, j1.2,)@1.27} a ; Walla Walla, $1.15®
f.l7 1 .;.
. Fi.oir—Quote: Standard,s3.Bo; Walla
(\\ aila, if 3.70 per barrel.
. Oats—Quote: 60@61e per bushel.
Millstuffs — Quote: Bran, $20w 21 ;
Shorts, *21@22; Ground Barley, $30®
H2.50. Chop Feed, $25 per ton; Barley,
. Hay—-Quote: $16@17 per ton.
Vegetabies—Quote: Cabbage, $1.50
*g1.75 per cental; Cauliflower, $I@l 25
per dozen; Celery, 9Uc per dozen;'On-'
ions 3@3 1 4 ' c per pound; Carrots, $1.00
per sack ; Beets, $1.50 per sack; Turnips,
*1 per sack ; Potatoes, 75@80c per cental.
Fruits—Quote.: Los Angeles Oranges,
$2(5 2.25; Riverside, $2.75®3.00; Navels,
$4.50 per box; Sicily Lemons,email@example.com
per case; Pears, per pound; Apples,
Uoc®sl.2s per box; Bananas, $3@4 per
Nuts — Quote: California Walnuts
hM#c; Hickory, B>£e; Brazils, 22c;
Almonds, I(s® 17c; F'lberts, 13@14c;
Pine Nuts, 17® 18c; Pecans, 17® 18c;
Cocoanuts, 8c per pou^d.
Butter—Quote: Oregon fancy cream
ery, 40@42)a0; lancy djiiry, 37>:,c; fair
to good. 27>0®30c; common. 20®25c;
choice California, 37 l -o®39c per pound.
Cheese—Quote: Oregon, 14® 15c; Cal
ifornia, 15® 10c per pound.
Kgg«—Quote: Orego?i, L ; sc per dozen.
Poui/iRv — Quote.- (,'hickens. $5.00®
5.50; Pucks, >9"10; Geese, $9® 10 per
dozen; Turkeys, 14(3)15c per pound.
Hops—Quote: Nominally, 28c per
Wool—Quote: Willamette Valley, 16
@20e; Walla Walla, i4«_tl7eper pound.
HiDEs —Quote: f Dry Hides, selected
prime, h.!' less for culls; green,
over 55 pounds, 4c; under 55
rounds, 3c; Sheep' Pelts, short woo!. 30
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h<arlingj, 10@20e; Tallow, good to
hoice, per pound.
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Coal On— Quote: $2.20 ocr cas<-.
Rick —Quote: |email@example.com per cental.
Pickles —Quote: $1.50 ih; $1.3,13.
Cranberries —Quote: Cape Cod, $11
Salt—Quote: Liverpool, $17, $18, $19
stock, $11® 12 per ion in carload lots.
Coffee —Quote: Costa Rica, i2%G;
Rio, 25 l . 2 c; Arbuckle's, roasted, 2u££<
Beans —The'market is firm. Quote:
Small Whites, 3 J 4 c; Pink, 3c; Bayos.
4? 4 c; Butter, 3> 2 c; Limas, 4 ! £c per
Sugars—Quote: GoldenC,4?4c; extra
C, sc; dry granulated, O.'jjc; cur*
crushed and powdered, O?gC per pound.
Dried Fruits—The market is tirm.
Quote: Italian Prunes, 12hjc; Pe
tite and German Prunes, 10c per pound .
Raisins, $2.50 per box: Plummer-dried
Pears, 10® lie; sun-dried and facton
Plums, ll(«12c: evaporateO Peaches. 18C«
20c; Smyrna Figs, 20c; California Figs,
9c per pound.
Canned Goons —Market steady. Quote:
Table truits, $2.00, 2' 2 s; Peaches, $2.50
Bartlett Pears, $2.25: Plums, $1.66
Strawberries, $2.50; Cherries, $2® 2.50
Black lerries, $2; Raspberries, $2.56
Pineapples, $2.75; Apricots, $2 00. Pit
fruit: Assorted,*l.so per dozen; Peaches
$1.50; Plums, $1.25; Black terries, $1.6E
per dozen. Vegetables: Corn, $1.2.'
@ 1.50. according to quality; Tomatoes
$firstname.lastname@example.org; Sugar Peas, $I.lo® 1.60:
String Beans, $I.loperdozen. Fish : Sal
mon. $email@example.com; sardines, 800m51.60.
lobsters, $2(tt'3; oysters, per
dozen Condensed milk : Eagle brand,
$8.25; Crown, $7; Highland, $6.75:
Champion. $6 per case.
Honey — Qtiote: One-pound frames.
Nails —Base quotations: Iron, $3.00,
Steei, $3.10; Wire, $3.9) per keg.
Shot —Quote: $1.75 per sack.
The Meat Market.
The market is steady.
Beef—Live, 3J4(d4c; dressed, 7c
Muttcn—Live, 4 dressed, Be.
Hogs—Live, 4> 2 ®4?4c; dressed, 6c.
Veal—s@Bc per pound.
SMOKED MEATS AND LARD.
Quote: Hams, 10/; Breakfast «* ■'■
9@llc; Sides, 9® 10c; Lard. 0? 4
Emperor William'threatens to prose
cute Bismarck for his attacks on the
Government through his recognized or-
San the Nachrichlen. The friends of the
Prince say he is prepared for any prose
cution that may be instituted.
In 1883 there were only 23,000 Jews in
Palestine; in 1841 only 8 000. Sow there
are nearly 70.000 according to Bishop
Blytbe of" Jerusalem. The number is
increasing faster than ever, multitudes
of oppressed Russian Jews going there.
Admiral Verkowsky, recently assault
ed by strikers in the Admiralty ship
building dock yards on account of al
leged tyranny, was transferred to Vladi
vostock by the Grand Duke, who ordered
that the demands of the strikers be sat
. The Hamburg-American Steam Packet
Company announces that it will not con
vey any Germans to Brazil. It is under
stood the company's action is due to the
complaints of harsh treatment made by
German emigrants who have gone to
Gen. Charles James Napier, while
governor of Scinde, wrote to an en
sign, advising him by study to prepare
himself for the higher ranks of his pro
fession, so that when promotion came
he would he ready to discharge the
duties of the new position. The gen
eral's words should be inwardly di
gested by all young men. He wrote:
"By reading professional books you
wiil discover what is faulty in your
corps, if faults there are; you will then
learn how things ought to be, and will
by daily observation see how they are.
Thus jou can form comparisons which
will in time teach you your profession.
"Keep up all knowledge that you
have acquired and gain as much more
as you can. By reading you will be
distinguished; without it abilities are of
little use. A man may talk and write,
but he cannot learn his profession with
out constant study to prepare, espe
cially for the higher ranks, because
there he wants the knowledge and ex
perience of others improved by his own.
"But when in a post of responsibili£>
he has no time to read, and if he comes
to such a post with an empty skull it
is then too late to fill it and he makes
no figure. Thus many people fail to
distinguish themselves, and say they
are unfortunate, which is untrue; their
own previous idleness has unfitted them
to profit from fortune.
"The smith who has to look for his
hammer when the iron is red strikes
too late; the hammer should be up
lifted to fall bke a thunderbolt while
the white heat is ha the metal. Thus
will the forging prosper."—Youth's
Hints from Brown-Seqnard.
Dr. Brown-Sequard, in one of his
lectures, with reference to a check on
sneezing, coughing, etc., says: "Cough
ing can be stopped by pressing on the
nerves on the lip in the neighborhood
of the nose. Sneezing may be stopped
by the same mechanism. Pressing in
the neighborhood of ear, right in front
of the ear, may stop coughing. It
is so also of hiccoughing, but much
less so than for sneezing or coughing.
Pressing very hard on the top of the
mouth inside is also a means of stop
ping coughing, and many say that the
will has immense power.
"There are many other affections as
sociated with breathing which can be
stopped" 15f Hie same mechanism that
stops the heart's action. In spasm of
the glottis, which is a terrible thing in
children, and also in whooping cough,
it is possible to afford relief by throw
ing cold water on the feet, or by tick
ling the soles of the feet, which pro
duces laughter, and at the same time
goes to the matter that is producing the
spasm, and arrests it almost at once.
I would not say that we can always
prevent cough by our will; but in
many instances these things are possi
ble, and if you remember that in bron
chitis and pneumonia, or any acute
affection of the lungs, hacking or
coughing greatly increases the trouble
at times, you can easily see how im
portant it is for the patient to try to
avoid coughing as best he can."
A New Gas Meter.
A new gas meter is being made in
considerable numbers in Manchester,
England. By its aid a pennyworth of
gas can be obtained by the consumer.
The penny is dropped into a slot and
pushed home by a piston or pusher,
after which it drops into a locked
drawer or receptacle. While the penny
i& being pushed through it releases a
star wheel which is operated by fingers
or pawls fixed upon the drum. At the
same time a conical valve by which the
admission of gas is controlled is raised
to a certain height. The revolution of
the drum moves this valve down at a
speed proportionate to that ol the
passing gas, and by the time the quan
tity which can be sold for a penny is
delivered the valve closes, shutting off
i As soon as the gas is supplied the me
-1 ter drum is again locked by the deten
tion of the star wheel. If while a pen
nyworth of gas is being consumed the
pusher is raised to repeat the action
without a coin no additional supply
can be got, and the introduction of
another penny insures the valve being
opened as much further as is necessary
to supply that valve of gas, although
the remainder of the first portion re
mains to be delivered. The mechanism
is well designed to prevent any fraudu
lent use being made of it, and is very
simple and easily adapted to various re
nnirements —New Orleans Picasana.
Largest Known Flower.
The largest known flower is the raffiesia,
an extraordinary parasite of the forest trees
of Sumatra, which measures three feet in
diameter, weighs fifteen pounds and has
a calyx holding six quarts. The odor is
that of tainted meat. The plant consists
only of the flower, growing directly on
the stem of its host.— Arkansaw Traveler.
An English Invention.
An Englishman has invented a brake
by which any person in a compartment
car can turn a lever and stop the train.
S the same time a white disk will appear
outside of the compartment to nctrfy the
conductor in which carnage the Drake has
been used.—Boston Budget.
PEICE, 5 CENTS.
WONDROUSLY BEAUTIFUL SHOSHONE
AND SALMON FALLS.
A River Running in a Channel Which
Looks Like the Grave of a Volcano
Robbed of Its Dead —An Entrancing
Scene Poetically Tainted.
The lava beds of Idaho are a marked
feature of that territory. Starting near
the eastern boundary they extend south-
I westerly for a long distance, and are from
abeut 300 to 900 feet in depth. This mass
j was once a river of molten tire, the
( making of which must have succeded a
convulsion of. nature more terrible than
any ever witnessed by mortals, and long
years must have passed before the awful
fiery mass was cooled. To the east of
the Bource of this lava flow the Snake
river bursts out of the hills, becoming
almost at once a sovereign river, ana
flowing at first southwesterly and then
bending westerly, cuts through the lava
fields nearly in the center of the terri
tory, reckoned from east to west, and
about forty miles north of its southern
border, and flowing thence with great
curves merges finally with the Columbia,
The two rivers comhined make one of
the chief waterways of the continent,
and here and there taking on pictures of
great beauty. On the Snake there are
several falls. The American few
miles west of Pocatello, are bea'.iful.
Some 6ixty miles below are the Twin
falls, where the river, divided into two
nearly equal parts, falls 180 feet They
are grand. Three miles further on, and
nearly due south, and twenty-six miles
away from the town of Shoshone, on the
Oregon Short Line railroad, are the Sho
shone falls, and a few miles further on
the Salmon faUs.
THE BRIDAL VEIL AND TRAIN.
I Never anywhere else was there such a
I scene; never anywhere else was so beauti
ful a picture hung in so rude a frame;
[ never anywhere else on a background so
forbidding and weird were so many
glories clustered. Around and beyond
there is nothing but the desert, sere,
silent, lifeless; as though desolation had
builded there everlasting thrones to Sor
row and Despair.
Away back in remote ages, over the
withered breast of the desert, a river of
fire 100 miles wide and 400 miles long
was turned. As the fiery mass cooled,
its red waves became transfixed and
turned black, giving to the" double
desert an indescribably blasted and for
bidding face. But while this river of
fire was in flow a river of water was
fighting its way across it, or has since
made the war and forged out for itself a
channel through the massy This chan
nel looks like the grave of a volcano that
has been robbed of its dead. d
But right between its crumbling and
repellant walh a transfiguration appears.
And such a picture! A river, as lordly
as the Hudson or the Ohio, springing
from the distant, snow crested Tetons,
with waters transparent as glass, but
green as emerald, with majestic flow
and ever increasing volume, sweeps on
until it reaches the point where the
grand display begins.
Suddenly, in different places in the
river bed, jagged, rocky reefs are up
raised, dividing the current into four
rivers, and these, in a mighty plunge of
eighty feet downward, dash on their
way. Of course the waters are churned
into foam and roll over the precipice
white as are the garments of the morn
ing when no cloud obscures the sun.
I The loveliest of these falls is called "The
' Bridal Veil," because it is made of the
lace which is woven with a warp of fall
ing waters and a woof of sunlight.
Above this and near the right bank is a
long trail of foam, and this is called
"The Bridal Train." The other channels
are not so fair as the one called "The
i Bridal Veil," but they are more fierce
and wild and carry in their furious
sweep more power.
WREATHED IN A RAES*BOW HALO.
One Of the reefs which divides the
river in mid-channel runs up to a peak,
and on this a family of eagles have
through the years, may be through the
centuries, made their home and reared
their young, and on the verge of the
abyss and amid the full echoes of the re
sounding roar of the falls. Surely the
eagle is a fitting symbol of perfect fear
lessness and of that exultation which
comes with battle clamors.
But these first falls are but a begin
ning. The greater splendor succeeds.
With swifter flow the startled waters
dash on and within a few feet take their
second plunge in a solid crescent, over a
sheer precipice, 210 feet to the abyss be
low. On the brink there is a rolling
crest of white, dotted here and there in
sharp contrast, with mhlning eddies of
green, as might a necklace of emerald
shimmer on a throat of snow, and then
the leap and faiL
Here more than foam is made. Here
the waters are shivered into fleecy spray,
whiter and finer than any miracle that
ever fell from an India loom, while from
the depths below an everlasting vapor
rises—the incense of the waters to the
waters' God. Finally, through the
long unclouded days, the sun sends
down his beams and, to give the
startling scene its crowning splen
dor, wreaths the terror and the
glory in a rainbow halo. On either sul
len bank the extremities of its arc are
anchored, and there in its many colored
robes of light it lies outstretched above
the abyss like wreaths of flowers above
a sepulcher. Up through the glory and
the terror an everlasting roar ascends,
deep toned as the voice of fate, a diapa
son like that the rolling ocean chants
when his eager surges come rushing in
to greet and fiercely woo an irresponsive
promontory.—Salt Lake Tribune.
Two Ancient Tombs.
Two mounds of the prehistoric period
have been discovered on the isthmus of
Corinth by P. Kastromenos, who thinks
that they are the tombs of Sisyphnsand
Neleus, mentioned by the traveler Pau
ganias when describing the country sub
jectto the rule of that placa-Boston