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IRA Jj BARE, Editor aiid Pkoprietob SUBSCRIPTION BATES. One Year, cash in ndvance,..................?1.25. Six Months, cash in advance 75 Cents' Entered atthe'orthPlatto(Nebraska)postofficeas second-classmatter. TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1897. The railroads are sharing in the gcn'cral prosperity which has come to the country since the election of McKinley. The July earnings of 118 railroads operating 90,000 miles of road average Ai per cent higher than July 1895, and yz per cent higher than in in 1S94. Thousands of railroad men through the country who stood by McKinley as the rep resentative of sound principles in finance are now receiving their reward in the improved earnings ot the organizations which employ them, and which are thus able to give more employment and a better recognition to their employees. Orator Bryan is not so busy these days as he was at this time last year, says an exchange. The New York democrats bought his silence and absence with a "lick and promise;" the Ohio democrats have given him notice that his pres ence will harm their cause in that state; the Maryland democrats have no place for him in view of their straddling platform, and his own managers have warned him that he is endangering their own cause by keeping up his talk upon a sub ject which everybody knows is be coming every day more unpopu lar. The latest report from Dun's Re view as to improving business are among the most satisfactory yet recorded by that reliable publica tion. The Review says: "Every city reporting this week notes in crease in trade and nearly all bright prospects. The great change in busiuess is emphasized by the presence of a multitude of bikers from all parts of the country and by the heavy purchases they make. The strong raise in stocks, the growth of bank clearings and rail road earnings and the heavy specu lations in many products, and most of all in wheat, have made the week one of surpassing interest even to those who best remember the up rush in 1879." The Omaha Bee last Saturday devoted over a page to a com pre- nensive report or ieorasKa s pres ent crop. JLiie statistics presented were gathered by correspondents in each county, and are probably as accurate as it is possible to obtain. The Bee sums up the crop as fol lows: It is reasonably certain that the principal crops of Nebraska farms for the year of grace, 1897, will be: Wheat.30.000,000 bushels; corn, 300,000,000 bushels; oats 35, 000,000 bushels; rye 2,000,000 bush els; hay 5,000,000 tons. The aggre gate value of this tremendous yield, calculated at the prices for which the commodities actually sold in open market on Saturday August 14, 1897, is 595,869,500. If this same crop had been marketed on Saturday, August 13. 1896, it would have sold for only $77,031,000; a gain for the Nebraska farmer in one vear of 518,838,500. It is quite bracing to see the way the Era jumps on the democrats who are presumptious enough to demand recognition in the division of the spoils at the hands of their populistic allies. In view of the fact that it was only by the aid of democratic votes that any populist was ever elected to office in this county, it is refreshing to see the democrats flouted by their allies. The Era says, referring to the pre sumption of the democrats in ask ing for a division of the spoils; "Therefore, again,, we are led to conclude that the people's party of Lincoln county, even in a political sense, is not indebted to this dem ocratic cotorie of North Platte for an victories it has won." And again: "And to these misguided democrats (many of whom could not tell you why they are demo crats) we say go ahead and do your worst." The democratic voter is all right so long as he votes pops into office, but when he asks for some of the fruits ot the alliance then he is only lit to have heaped upon him the contnmely of the pop organ. BURNS ABOUT SILVER. Mr. Curtis now in London as cor respondent ot the Chicago Record asked Mr. Burns, the leader of the English workingmen, whom he represents in parliament, whether the workingmen of England were much interested in the silver ques tion. He answered; "No. There is nothing Ui It for llictii. They are satisfied with a single gold standard, and believe it is the best systeaa xf financeithat can be provided. They do not want any change, nor would'-your working classes secure any perman ent improvement by the adoption of a silver standard. It would be bet ter for your congress to let your finances alone, and permit capital and labor, and the value of commo dities, and the various kinds of currency to adjust themselves, value to yalue, by natural laws, rather than to attempt to create values by legislation. That is im possible. You cannot create any thing by an act of congress. The cost of living and the price of labor will adjust themselves to the demand and abundance or the scarcity of the necessaries of life. Your trouble in. the ' states has been due to the enormous increase of cheap labor and the multiplica tion of your capacity for production. You charge your financial depres sion to the repeal of your silver law, when it is the result of natural causes, together with excessive im migration, which has provided a surplus of labor, and to the im provement of your machinery." "Then you don't take much stock in the silver agitation?" "None at all. Both gold and sil ver have been to much exalted. The gold men attribute to gold what is due to world-wide revival of trade, just as the silver men at tribute all their distress to the re peal of the coinage law. Both are following the will-o'-the-wisp, and will be landed in a bog if the' don't look out. The education of the working classes, the development of their taste and skill, manual training, shorter hours, the rising of the age limit, the exclusion of married women and children from the factories the abolition ot over time and recognition of the right of labor to organize for its own pro tection, are more important ques tion to your country, and will have more effect upon its prosperity than the price of the production of your silver mines." KIRST GOLD IN ALASKA. ff tires Used It to Hansom Captive Friends. Captain Harry Moiggs, D. S. A. (re tired), who is said to bo a relative of the man who built Mciggs wharf, San Francisco, away back in the fifties, tell;? a wonderful tale of the discovery of gold in Alaska in the latter part of the sixties. He was on duty iu that coun try at that time at a point near Juneau, aud says that even in these early days great lumps of gold were exhibited by tbo natives. "Often natives from the interior would como down wearing necklaces made of nuggets picked up from the creeks in the interior," he raid the other day. "At one time thero was a tribe which bad becu conquered by an other and a penalty was exacted. Some of the couquercd tribe came over tho Ohilkat pass with a certain amount of gold, which on being weighed was found to bethort of the prico demanded by the conquerors. "Several chiefs were held as hostages while the remainder of tho tribe was directed to cross the mountains aud procure a sum snilicient to liberate the others. They were gone several mouths, and when they came back an amount more than needed to pay the ransom was brought in. No nna could ascertain whence the money came, but from the direction in which they went and the length of time occupied in making the trip it was believed that they went many miles inland. "I believe that these men went into the passes of the Klondike country and picked up by the crude means at their command enough gold to semre the amount needed to complete the ransom. It was a topic of discussiou among those who were detailed on duty at that time, and many plans wero laid to secure in formation relating to the location of tho claims, but these Indiaus kept tho niHttcr secret and would never disclose where they derived their treasure. I believe thateveiVsb fallback-as o(Ty ears ago they went into the country which is now exciting the attention of the whole world and obtained the money necessary to release their relatives. " San Francisco Chronicle. DIED AT HIS POST. . A Dead Engineer's Hand on tlio Throt tle. With his hand on the throttle of his engine and flying over tho road at the rate of between 40 aud 50 miles an honr, Charles Torrey, an engineer on the Kansas City, St. Joseph & Conucil Binds railroad, was stricken with par alysis the other day and died without speaking a word. Even after he died the body of the engineer still remained iujiis seat at the side of the cab. James McDonald, the fireman, s:it ou the other side of the engine, looking down the glisteuiug lines of rail aud for a time did not know that there was any thing wrong with the engineer. He glanced iu that direction, but only saw tho body of tho tugineer still iu the seat and did not think of him bsing dead. The train was iucreasiug iu speed, when McDouald noticed that Torrey did not whistle for the crossing. He rang the bell vigorously, and jasfc then tho train thundered by a station at which it should have stopped. Then McDouald crossed over, to the engineer's side of the cab aud saw that Torrey's head had f.itleu ou his breast. The rocking motion of tho engi,ue caused it to roll from side to side. The fireman thought him asleep, called to him, then pulled him by the arm, and Torrey fell to the floor of the cab a corpse. The fireman stopped tho train and told the other trainmen what had hap pened. When Torrey died, ho was leaning back iu his seat in the cab, looking ahead at the track. His eyes did not closo when death struck him, but were wide open and staring when tho fireman discovered that ho was dead. Eugiueer Torrey had been iu tho em ploy of tns joad IJTyears. New -York, SOLD OF THE JftlOKLD. WHAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE MINT AT WASHINGTON SAYS ABOUT IT. Tho Estimated Product of the Metal For 1897 The Influence of tho Addition "Will Be to Still Fnrther Depreciate the Value of Silver. That gold exists in large quantities in the newly discovered Klondike dis trict is Eufiicieutly proved by the largo amount recently brought' out by tho steamship companies and miners re tnrning'to the states who went into tho district withiu'the last eighteen mouths. So far 1,500,000 in gold from tho Kloudiko district has been deposited at tho mints una assay offices of the United State.-?, and from information now at hand there arc substantial reasons for believing that from 3,000,000 to $4,000,000 additional will be brought out by tho steamers aud returning miuers sailiug from St. Michael's the last of September or early October next. One of the steamship companies states that it expects to bring out about 2,000,000 on its steamer sailing from Sr. Michael's Sept. 30 and has asked the government to have a revenue cut ter act as a convoy through the Bering sea. Iu view of the facts above stated I am justified iu estimating that tho Klondike district will augment the world's gold supply in 1897 nearly $6,000,000. The gold product of the Dominion of Canada for 1890, as estimated by Dr. Q. M. Dawson, director of the geologi cal survey of that country, was $2,S10, 000. Of this sum tho Yukon placers, within British territory, were credited with a production of $355,000. The total product of that country for 189? has, therefore, been climated at-SlO,-000,000, an increase over 1890 of $?, 200,000. From this the richness of the nowly discovered goldfields of the Klon dike is evident. In this connection it is important to know what will be the probable in crease in tho several countries of the world, and fcr the puipcse of compari son, based upou informatiou received, the following table of tho gold product of the United States, Australia, Africa, Mexico, the Dominion of Canada, Rus sia aud British India for 189(5 and the estimated product of these countries for 1897 is hero given: lSiTi. 1OT. Increase United States. fTtf.lO.OOO JfO.UOJ.O'J'J r.u.rj,003 Australia 4,:iVJ,(X)0 S.'.UUJ.Oyj 5,7.UXX) Africa 44,'.KX,UX) SO.UW.WJ U.UOO.UtX) Mexico T.OOO.OOO 9,(XX),(K)3 UMWJ.OO) Canada 2,81J,(RX) lO.lXW.UUO 7,-J.W.tXX) Russia. 22,(XW,U00 J.j.OOO.OOO :).OJO,000 British India.. S.&G.OOO 7.1XW.UX) U7.,000 Totals f 18a.K35.000 19.tXO,(XM :!S. li".003 Tho world's gold product for 1890 is estimated to havo been $205,000,000. In justification of the above estimate, of tho increase in tho countries mentioned I may remark that of the Uuited States is based upon the deposits at the mints and assay offices fcr the first six mouths of the jear, which clearly indicate a largely increased production, and that the increase for the year will aggregate $7,000,000. The gold product of Africa for 189G i3 estimated to have been $44, 000,080. For tho first six" mouths of 189? tho output of the Witwatorsrandt mines, as showu by official returns, was 1,838,431 ounces, auiucreaseof 333,928 ounces, as compared with tho first six months of 1896. There is no doubt that the rate of production in the Witwaters randt miues will be maintained for the remainder of the year, aud their output of gold for 189? will be fully $12,000, 000 greater than that of 1896. The deposits of gold at the Australian mints for the first five months of tho year clearly indicate a substantial gain in 189? ever 1890. Upon the basis of tho deposits for tho first five months at .the mints the Australian Insurance and TSaukiug Record for the mouth of Juno estimates that tho gold product for 1897 of tho several colouies will aggregate 2,700,000 ounces, of tho value of $52, 550,000. This would bo nu increase of $5,750,000 over tho product of 1S9Q. Tho gold product of Mexico for 1806 is estimated to have been $7,000,000. The information received indicates that the product for 189? will approximate $9,000,000, an increase of $2,000,000. Tho Russian product for 1S96 was $22,000,000; for 1897 it is estimated at $25,000,000, an increase of $3,000,000. The gold product of British India for 1896, from official information received, is estimated at 5,825,000. Tho re turns of the mines for tho first six months of 1897 indicate an increased production over 189G of $1,200,000. From the data above given it is safo td estimate that tho seven countries above named will show an increase iu their gold output for 1897 over 1896 of 38,700,000, and that the world's prod uct for 1807 can therefore be estimated at not less than 8240,000,000. There is. no doubt that tho world's product of gold will coutiune to increase for a number of years to come, as new miues will be opeued up iu all parts of the world, aud, with improved appliances for mining and methods of extracting the gold contained in the ores, I believe that by the close of the present rentnry tho world's gold product will closely approximate if not exceed $300,000,000. Now as to tho influence of such ad dition to the world's gold. Tho influ ence it will exert depends mainly on how many years tho Klondike district shall continue a producer aud how largo its annual increment to the world's ex isting stock of gold shall be. Thero is every reasou to believe that Alaska and the adjacent British territory are pos sibly as rich in gold as was California or Australia when first discovered. I have estimated that the Klondike dis trict will in 1897 produce $6,000,000 orth of gold. It will add to this prod uct ivoni year to year, probably, fcr a miuimpni "of cuo or two decades. Aud whether the gold comes from American or British territory is a matter of in difference, except to the owners and to some exent to the countries producing it. The effect of thciucrease cn the rconomic condition of mankiud, ou the rate of disconut, tho rate of interest, the rate of wages, ou prices aud ou mone tary policies, of a uewlv discovered goldfield of woudcrfnl richness is the I same, whether the field bo located iu American, British or Chinese territory. Now, the first influence that the new , addition to tho world's existing stock of gold will have will be felt by silver. In fact, it has already been felt by it. Gold is the natural competitor we might almost say antagonist of silver as a monetary medium, and every ouuee J of gold newly placed on the market de-, prives from 17 to 35 ounces of silvet of a possible employment as money tha it might have. The new additions to the world's stock of gold, whether they como from tho Klondike, Cripplo -Creek or the Trans vaal, from India, Australia or Russia, will render bimetallism by the United States alono more difficult aud more improbablo than eer and will even seriously imperil tho sleuder cbauces that luternatioual bimetallism now has. There is, in fact, at the present time. no limit to tho demand for gold. Tho tendency of natious is toward the single gold standard. Apart from tho United States, thero is uot, I believe, a country on the face of the earth that wonld not adopt gold monometallism if it had the ability to do so, with silver as a sub sidiary or token coinage. There is not a country iu Europe with any full legal tender silver, spins but would replaco them by gold' coins if it could do so without too great a sacrifice. Germany would gladly put $100,000,000 iu cir culatiou iustead of its silver thalers. France and all tho countries of the Lat in uuion would replace their full legal tender 5 franc pieces by gold could they easily get it. Russia's demand for .gold is uubonnded. Austria-Hungary cannot get' enough, and so of every other country in Europe. Japan wants gold now that it has adopted the gold standard. Even China shows an inclina tion to follow tho example of its con queror, but that, of course, is out of tho questiou. All South America is crying for gold. Chile wants it, Colombia wauts it, Pern wauts it Venezuela has some, but wants more. Central America wauts it. Even Mexico, the last strong hold of silver, is feeling the burden- someness of its present system in the height of its rate of exchange. R. E Preston in New York Herald. WATER POWER PLANT. Utilizing tho St. Lawrence River Cur rent. The greatest water power plaut in the world is to be in operation within a . few mouths, if the plans of tb&CGrpora- tiou controlling it meet with no obstruc tion. It is .intruded to take power from tho St. Lawrence river and by means of turbines of 5,000 horsepower each op erate an electric plant of almost incal culable strength. John Bogart, the en gineer, of New York city has prepared the plans, and the contracts are ready to bo let. The financial part of the busi uess, which means tho forming of a company with a capital of millions of dollars, is in tho bauds of Stewart & Co., investment brokers. Mr. Stewart has everything in proper shape now and tho work is already going on. The plant is to be iu an immense building near Masseua, N. Y., on tho United States side of the St. Lawrence. There are 15 turbines, which, with 5,000 horsepower each, aggregate 75,000 horsepower. The St. Lawrence in the neighbor hood of Masscna has a fall of 56 feet in a distance of about seven miles, and the Grass river at Masseua is 50 feet lower than the St. Lawrence. Engineers have examined every foot of the territory for many miles above Mas seua, and after weighing every consider ation aud taking advantage of every natural advantage, have como to the conclusion that Masseua is tho ideal spot A canal connects the St Lawrence with Gras3 river at a point which makes available much greater power than could be obtained in any other way. The proposal is to cut this canal 3K miles long, 220 feet broad and 26 feet deep. Then, with a working head of 40 feet, it will be able to send enough water into the Grass river to develop 15,000 horsepower. As showing the general coufideuco iu the enterprise, $3,000,000 worth of bonds have been underwritten by an English company to build the plaut. Manufacturing of all kinds is to bo established at Masseua as soou as the electric power is in operation, because there will be actually all the power that can be required for the ponderous machinery. Kansas City Times. Co-operatiye Spcieties' Congress. The co-operative societies in Great Britain mid Ireland recently held their twenty-ninth annual co-operative con gress iu Perth, Scotlaud. The icpoits showed i distinct gain for the cause of co-operation. The Earl of Winchehea, in the course of his address, stated that the number of co-operative societies iu Great Britaiu has increased in 30 years from 850 to lr?50, aud the membership from 150,000 to 1,000,000. The socie ties hold shares to the value of $85,000, 000 aud cai:rymjibjisiiiCFS represented by sales of approximately $300,000,000 a "year, upon which profits were made and divided of about $31,000,000, while commodities were sold to the consumer at reduced piices. Public Opiuion. TtfRONE LIGHTS. The queen rt'gpnfc pf Ppaip devotes an hour cadi C.:y to teaching her young fou what is In reality his mother tongue Ger man. Sho has' even written ti German grammar i?i:d a rending hook for him. The kinj; cf injn has an income of about S,0CU,CG0 a year. Hi? royal pilnce Is populated by about 5,000 people and is a little city in JtFclf. The ornami ntal grounds ecmj me 25 acres and are sur rounded by a wall i'2 feet high. The khedlvo of Kgpyt has a private zoo. He calls the horrid and unclean animals after persons and potentates whom ho hates, and when he is out of humor after a cabinet council lie makes tho wretched animals pay lor their namesakes. The extrcmo cf luxury has perhaps been reached by tho eultan of Jlarocco. He has a narrow gaiigo railway running through all tho rooms of his pulaco and travels about on a sort of sleigh propelled hya Jlt tlo motor. Tho line ends at his bedroom. After the death of -Prince Albert the queen went to tho highlands, and .one of her first visits was to a widowed peasant. The two cried together, and when the old woman begged pardon for not controlling her feelings the queen said sho was thank f to cry with sopiebody who knew exact ly how she felt;! " Clinton, Jfissouri- Mr. A. L. Armstrong, an old druggist and a prominent citizen of this enterpris ing town, says: "I sell some' forty dif ferent kinds of cough medicines, but havo nevor in my experience sold so much of any one article as I have of Ballard's Horebound Syrup. All who use it say it is the most perfect remedy for Cough, Cold, Consumption, and all diseases of the Throat and Lungs they have ever tried." It iB a specific for Croup and Whooping Cough. It will relieve a cough in one minute. Contains no opiates. Price-25 and 50 cents, Sold.by The North Platte 'Pharmacy, J. E. Bush, Mgr. - ? 3 Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair, Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair. Da BAHNS A Pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. 40 YEARS THE STANDARD. DAYIS, THE BOY SPY. A TENNESSEE HERO'S MEMORY HON ORED AT THE NASHVILLE REUNION. Daring Deed of a Tonus Confederate Scont. Entered tlio Federal Lines and: Secured Valuable Documents Captured While Making Ills Way to Chattanooga. Copyright. 1S57. by American Press Asso ciation. Book rights reserved. HE gathering of tii3 .southern peo- li L1 at Nashvillo the ex-Con federates an op . Ml portunity to hon or the memory of Sam Davis, the Tennessee boy who was execut ed as a spy by tho Federals in November, 18G3. The story of vA up pathetic of the civil war. xne boy's heroic bear ing at the last moment won for him the admiration of enemies. A bust of Davis is among the notable pieces of sculpture in the Nashville par theuou. For some time back contribu tions havo been pouring iu to swell a fuud for a moun:ueut upou tho scene of his execution at Pulaski. The interest in Davis, newly awakened, has called out many stories of his deed, aud some of them contradict previous conceptions of the affair. An attempt is made in some quarters to make a martyr of Davis as well as a hero. To this end it is asserted that when taken he was in the. full uniform of a Confederate sol dier aud therefore not a spy. During the war and long afterward the memory cf Davis was honored on both sides of the lines, partly because of the firm bearing of the heroic 3-onth, but chipfly because he refused to save his life by betraying tho?e who gave him tho secret iuformaticn reg::rdiug affairs in the Federal can ps, the pos session of which constituted the essence of his crime. Ha was urged by his exe cutioners to save his own life at tho ex pense of auothcr or others. This tempta tion he put aside iu mauly fashion and with words fitting the sublime aud aw ful hour. Rcceut contributions to the Davis lit erature have cleared up what remaius to many a iiiystery, the f.icts of his life preceding the dangerous trip into tho enemy's line?, which was his undoing Sam Davis was a Tennessee boy, reared upou a farm which constituted part, of the battlefield of Stone river. He is described by those who remember him as ahandso;::c, manly youth. He enlisted at the age of 1-1 as a private in the First Tennessee infantry. After serving with the regiment fcr some time and displaying dauntless courago under the most desperate circumstances for one so young he was placed in a company of scouts organized by one Captain Coleman. Tho life of a scout in Tennessee at the time when l3avis entered npou that career was one filled with stirring epi sodes. Tho current story is that General Brj'gg, while his army was lying at Chattanooga, sent Davis iuto middle Tennessee to get information regarding the position and strength of the Federal forces. One story is to tho effect that Bragg suggested that he go iu disguise, but that the hoy rejected it and st-urted dressed and armed as a Confederate soL dier. An ex-Coufcderate vetctau, who claims to have been in middle Tcnuc ssee ..t the same time upon a similar errand, with others of Coleman's scouts, ami to havo met Davis before ai:d af.rr the capture of the letter, states positive!;, that Djvis, while a prisoner in the Fed eral camp, was ores ed iv. a Federal overcoat which had once hrcu hire, hut had been dyed brown. lie thinks that he also had ou a gray jac ket underneath the coat, but is not certain as to that. The author of tho story that Davis iv fnsed to go in disguise says that he dared his captorsj to execute him, be cause he was taken jn thp full uniform of a Confederate spjdjer ijud therefore uot a spy. The current stories of yopug Davis' adventures up to the timo wbeu ho was captured are plausible aud may be ao copted as correct Ho made his way to Nashville, and by pome menus secured it drawing aud data relating to thp troop.7, which wonld have beeu very valunhJc if placed iu the hands of the Ccnfeder' nte leader at Chattauoogn, It is ussertrd on tho ouo baud that ho obtained tho information from a Feder al officer whose confidence he pained. This tradition runs that the Federal exacted a solemn promise from the boy that he would never divulge tho name of his informer. This last leads ouo to think that the whole story is pure guess work. Federal ofliccis having such iu formation at command were uot mak iug confidants of vagrant boys like fiavis, no matter what the color of their garb, aud it. goes withquf saying that a most solemn promise pf secrecy would have been exacted uof puly that, but soiuo guarantee. This qcpquut also paid that general Bragg Jjat iu- ECructcd Davis not to reveal tho uame of his iuformer, even to Have his own life. If this last were true, it is evident that Bragg sent the hoy to sorno person, perhaps iu the Federal military service, who it was known was ready to betray his country. It is extremely improbable thr.c auy officer with sufficient iutemgenc8 to prepare the documents, found in the.pcs- tession of Davis when he was captured would bavenrenarea them aud retained mm.m if- thorn in the shape iu which they were fou)jd upou Davis' person. Ho would have used a cipher, aud would not havo allowed- tho messenger intrusted with them to dispose of them in a loose man ner. Some of tho documents were in his coat, others in one of his boots, and the most important of all in his saddle seat. Tho most reasonable explauation is that the papers wero hastily caught up aud disposed of while he was making an effort to get away without discovery. While on his way south from Nashville with the documeuts iu his possession Davis passed through the region cccn pied by troops uuder couimaud of Gen eral G. M. Dodge. He made himself known to Teunesseeaus who were zealous Confederates. The last night of his free dom was passed at. the house of a man who had two sous iu the Coufederato army. It is said that a negro belonging to the household carried to General Dodge's headquarters word that thero was a snspiciou3 character secreted ou the place by his master. The house was surrounded by Federal troops. Davis at tempted to escape, but ran right into tho arms of his enemies. When taken to Federal headquarters, tho hidden documents were discovered, and tho geueral tried to persuade the hoy to tell how ho obtained them aud to enlighten him as to his position, ne told him that he was charged with be ing a spy, aud that it would help his cause if he would reveal the source of his information. The sceuo betweeu the general and tho spy captive was characteristic fcr such au occasion. "I took him to my private office. said General Dodge, "and I told him it was a very serious chargo bronght against him; that he was a spy, and from what I found upon his person he had accurate information in regard to my army, and I must know where he obtained it. I told him he was a young man and did not seem to realize the danger he was iu. Up to that time he had said nothing, but then ho replied iu a most respectful and dignified man ner: " 'General Dodge, I know tho danger of my situation, aud I am willing to take tho couseqneuces. ' "I asked him then to give the namo of the person from whom he got the in formation. I said I knew it must be some one near headquarters who had given him the plans of the Federal army. Ho replied: " 'I know that I will havo to die, but I will not tell where I got tho iuforma tion, and there is no power on earth that can mako me tell. You are doing your duty as a soldier, and I am doing mine. If I have to die, I do so feeling that I am doing my duty to God aud my country. ' "I pleaded with and urged him with all the power I possessed to give me some chance to save his life, for I dis covered that he was a most admirablo young fellow, with the highest charac ter aud strictest integrity. He then said: It is useless to talk to me. I do not intend to do it. You can court mar tial m but I will not betray the trust reposed iu me. ' "Ho thanked me for the iuterest I had taken in him, and I sent him back to prisou. I immediately called a court martial to try him." Various accouuts of Davis' last, mo ments aro given. All of them agree that be was several times offered a chauco to save his life by . betraying his con- 1 clad as a coxfkdi:i:atk soldiki:. federate. Tho day before his death he wrqtp a letter to his mother, simply stating that ho was. tq bo executed by the Federals aud that Jjodid not fear to die. Thero was not a word of his mar tyrdom, aud the masa of tho evidence relating to this period shows that he was ono win had accepted tho fate ac corded him by tho laws of war and that he had determined to face it in a worthy manner. While he stood upou the scaf fold a last message arrived from Geu eral Dodge, promising kiiu that the sen tence of the court martial, that he he hanged, should he revoked providing he would reveal the name cf the one who had furnished the documents found upon his person. His answer was in keeping with his bearing all through tho ordeal. Said he: "If I had a thousand lives, I would Jose them all bore before I would betray my frjeuds or the confidence of my in former." He then said, "I am ready." The most remarkable of the stories recently hronght to light, yet ouc which seems tho most reasonable of all, is to the pffect that .D.i vis confederate was a pegro hoy attached to General Dodge's headquarters. Tin's view of it lifts his deed into the very heights of snblimity. It is hardly credible that General Bragg would b;.ve cnt Euch a messenger as Davis to treat with au emissary in the Federal camps. lie would have been more likely to place the matter in the bauds of a trained spy, preferably a woman, or else have had tho telltale documents forwarded by some of the civilians who enjoyed great privileges inside the Federal lines. The whole af fair shows that while Davis was very brave, he lacked the cuuuing of age aud experience. At auy rate, his stomal silence was marvelous, aud his name will go down to posterity not as a Con federate spy, br.t as an American boy hero. Gr.oiuF L. Kilmer. HEW KOUTE Oonimenciog Sunday, Juno 13th, the UNJON PACJFIC will inaugurate through, tourist car service to Portland, Oregon and Washington points via Union Pacifio and Southern Paoilio Ry'p, thereby giving pa-songors the benefit ot two tourist routes via Ogden to Port land. This route will take them up throuch the beauuiful Sacremeuto Valley, dis closing all the notahlo features along the Shasta Houto, from Sacremento. Jbor rates, time tables and full infor mation, call on N. B. Olds. Agent HIS SON SAM. Iddecashun Hart Ruined Him and CatKcd IVoc to nis Sire. There was a man abont 40 years old ccatcd on the fence in front of the house and swinging his legs as he smoked, nnd as I halted and saluted him and inquired about theroad ahead he. asked: "Stranger, bo you what is called an eddecated mau?" "I have something of an education," I replied, as I noticed how grim ho looked. "Then I don't want nuthiu to say to you," he continued as he settled back. "Perhaps you are down ou rdrirn- tion?" "Perhaps I am, sah. Yes, sah, I don't want nuthiu to do with them kind o critters." "Havo yon suffered any injury at uieir nanus.' "Hovl? Waal, now, you climb up yero and take a look over that field. It's' bekaso of eddecashuu that I'vo broken my back and hain't got no mo' ambi shun left." I climbed up beside him and saw that the field had been dug up iu a hundred different places, as if some one had been digging graves. "That's what I've bin at fur the last y'ar," growled the man as he kicked the fence with his heels to prove his feelings. "Yes, sah, I've put in ten hours a day right yere with pick and shovel fur tho last 12 month's, and meb- be you don't wonder that I'm down ou eddecashun. " "Wliat nave you been doing?' "Diggin fur gold, sah." "And yon haven't found any?" "How could I when it wasn't thar to- be found? I jest feel myself gettin dangerous when I thiuk o' it. Better pass on, stranger, befo' I break- loose." "But tell me why you dug all thoso holes in this field," I persisted. "Who told you there was gold hero?" "Waal, sah, it's all a-owin to my son Sam. He wanted eddecasliuu aud could not bo denied, and I finally sent him down to Roscdale toskule. Jest as socn as ho could read ho cum home and told me about Captain Kidd, the pirate, and we kinder figfrered that the olo critter buried his treasure right yere. I went to diggin fur it nnd kept at it till last week." "But Captain Kidd was an ocean rover. "Ofco'so." - "And he couldn't have buried any treasure hundreds of miles iulaud?" 'Of co'se not That's what a critter told me as ho cum along last week?" Ho made it so mighty plain that I quit dig gin and went to waitin." "You you are waiting for some ono; eh?" "I ar'.sah waitin fnrmy sou Sain, who'll bo homo this day He'll find mo right yero as he cuius along He'll ax how the diggin cuius on and if I've found tho gold yit, and then sunthiir will utter a wanvhoop aud light down ou him. That Eunthiu will be me, ana1 befo' I am through with that varmint of an offspring the cause of eddecashuu in this state will git so tangled up aud pulverized aud tied into- knots that it will take 20 y'ars fur it to go ahead again and deceive an honest man." M ClTAD. A Tender Spot. They were spiuuing side by side down- tho cycle path in TS3 gloaming . - Ho seemed to be absentmiuded and dreaming. "How time flies!" he exclaimed at last, with a deep sigh. "When is the next insjallmrut due?" she asked, with a significant glance. And tho uext night hi was wheeling down tho same cinder road, but with a Kirl who didu't know so much New York Truth. !tl iscndcrstood;-' "Say," asked the porcupiue, witfu ir ritation, "did you say nobody could placo mo, cud that I was a sticker for your "Oh, my, no!" said tho prairio dog hastily. "I have always insisted that thero wero lots of fiue poiuts about you I" New York Press An Enterprising Poet. 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