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^.Tke Progress.
Published In the .interest of the White Earth
Reservation and the Northwest generally.
Ah Exponent of* a Higher Civilisation a
Fearless and ZJealcus Advocate whenever
Right and Justice may need a Friend, and
j.to Fraud and Oppression a Sleepless Foe.
Correspondence bearing on the In
dian questionproblem, or on general
^interest, is solicited.
Term*, 18,00 A Year* In Advance.
All kinds of Job Printing, such &
Bill Heads, Letter Heads,
Blanks, Cards, Tags etc., solicited
Work Warranted and Satisfaction
jBkJV air aitrttf'aL'wvy'iimN
dne. Hniiii, tTlVarJgJJgfc'g*
W*'"$85. & bte.
*his Elegant ParlorOrgan
Style 70 Containing 0 oc
tavos. 4
of feeds, 10
.eps 9 knt Stoo
tmd Book free. For only
$53.00. With rigbi and loft
fonpler. "Warranted (0Y6
ltia oulynecessary toaeiid
Inferences as to your re
Uponsibility from any balriV
r, iiostmaster, merchant or
top Jess agent.and theOrgan
"WJli beshippedpromptly on
ten dayrteHt trial.
circular foe to alL
Be sure to write me, and save money.
Walnut cases.
Meitioa Paperwhere ttU"lft sew*
Re-el0ted Mayor April 0, 1886. by a large
Washington, 1 Warren County,: ifew Jmy,
P^^BSs- I I I 1j# WorM tot W pneeic A
KM S*.uam i*Hot^iaay"Aimrat
W^tlOU, KmboweU p*dd*eU aidSsTKOTU "iuaeu' ems?-
*SS,jKOl oURCK, ffXtSN-
w Of CaWhet and Ctfrd
Jaifej&W $ boond afcu
In Japaneese Mora*** n"J*LXiL SSz\:
af the above and
in Japanees Morocco. lUn
mmmmam hlsa*dn
SSrtv S^**??0 *?*V EXP***bert ft* th15r. "^Sl^
have the
eeuine ColRe Hot in thllBsF
Send lor UlaitiBMelfenlaM to
FOJISHEEa MdlAKiN.CiaeiiMill,*
How je-dmlriU Pnrtvr Ouoe Upon a Time
PUI Off Some Paul Pry*.
Anmirul Portor is said by those who
romombor him as ayouns: man to have
duligjiieil in A prabtioal joke. A story
is tola of his fooling ihe Anlo-Ans
traiian-s in 1851. Ho u*a? thon a young
navul ofllooi* 011 leuvo. unth iK'.vmi^sion
to tako employment^ and he .com
mandoil tho Golden Ag owned by J.
Howard & Son, which Vaa tiie first
stuamcr to make the round trip to
Australia, as it was al&o the first to
take passongcra for Cai^ornia in the
'49 exckemoiit. Thoro was considura
Llo joalousy in Eiijjlantl, which noariy
pivvo it' tho English tmail for Aus
rralin.from beingiutrusted to Iho rapid
but risky expWrintdnt of ^teHm tb-Ausr
tralia, and the English community in
Australia took up tho international
suecr and ridiculed a ba with &
much "lop-housing." Porter stood
this as long ns he could, and at last,
learning that paper* wero stolon from
his private desk and. their contents
published in the newspaper he left
on the desk one day, expo.sed to view,
a dispatch to himself announcing tho
fall of Sobastopolan event which was
awaited with feverish anxioty. Surd'
enough the next edition of the local
weekly contained the startling news,
and Porter hugely enjoyed the efforts
of the colonists to harmonize their
views regarding the "shocking bad
form" of his hoax with the question
able methods by which his private dis
patches were made public
During tlm same voyage there was
much discussion among the passengers
about the bloodthirsty and fatal habits
of tho vampire bat, and every precau
tion was taken not to admit the hor
rible creatures into the ship. One
evening after dinner the passen
gers were startled by loud screams
from the cabin of a highly ex
citable actress, who was one of
the travelers, and, on running to her
relief, found her half-fainting and
pointing to the form of a huge bat, its
ugly wind's spread, flat on the ceiling
of her state-room. No one dared to
touch it, but all stood about with
pallid faces, until Porter, who was
sent for, arriveil, and sent a steward
for his pistol. The actress begged
him not to shoot the vampire, as he
might only wound and drop it behind
hor berth, where it would lurk until
thirst for her blood should bring it
upon her in her alcep. But he was
firm ho took steady aim and fired
but nothing dropped. Under tho
Captain's orders a sailor laid hands
on the monster, which proved to be
made of leather and nailed to the ceil
ing. Porter did not join in the shout
of laughter that followed the discov
ery, but no one who knew his love of
a practical joke belioved that he was
much surprised at it.N. Y. Tribune.
The Exceptional Geological Interest
Mount fioralinn.
Though the Yellowstone Park is, so
far a* we know, the nwsf remarkable
geological and scenic region on the
earth, there are other spots of ex
ceptional geological interest, notably
Mount Kovainu, in British Giiana, 0?
rather at the junction*of British
Guiana and Brazil with Venezuela.
The stimniit of this mountain is a
curiosity in atrial denudation. A- de-
scribed by Mi'. Iiu Thurn, whir was the
first to ascond to the top, it pfesent*
a fine example of natural sculpture.
"Tho step was tftkett." he says* "and
we saw surely as strange a sight, re
garded simply as a product f nature,
a may be seen in this world? nay, it
would probably not be fash to assort
that Very few sights even as
strange can be seen. The fiVst
impression was one of inability
mentally to grasp *uch surrounding*,'
the next that one was entering on
some strange country of nightmares,
for which an appropriate and wildly
fantastic landscape had been formed,
smne dfeailfitl and stormy day, when
in thoir midcareaf the broken and
elastic clouds had been stiffened in a
single instant into stone, all
around were rocks and pfttnaelevt of
rocks of seemingly impossibly fantas
tic forms, standing in apparently*' im
possibly fantastic" ways, nay, plncod
one on oY next to the othef in posi
tions" seeming to defy everv law of
gravityrocks in groups nicks stan I
ing singly, rocks in terraces, rocket as
columns, rocks as walls, rtud rocks as
pyramids, rocks ridiculous at every
point with countless apparent carica
tures of the faces and fofms of men
and animals, apparent caricatures of
umbrellas', tortoises, churches,
cannon* and of iftnumeramV
other most incongruous and
'unexpected objects. And be
tween the focks were level spaces,
never of gfeat extent, of pure yelj
sand, with sif-amlets and little water
falls, and pools* and shallow lakelets
nf pure water} and in some plaecs
ihefe Were little MlarSlios filled with
low, scanty and bristling vegetation.
And hej'c and lhre, aliker on lev.'l
spare and ftitling from stinue crevice
iu lb* rert"iV mate rfwnll shrubs, In
form liko minatnre trees, but all a
parontly of one species. Not a t
was there, no animal life was vislbh
the whole face of nature was iutonsel
quiet and undisturbed. L*ok whei
one would, on every side it was th
same, and climb what high rook oV
liked, in every dlrootion as far as thi
ryo could see was this same wklolj
'extraordinary scenery. Engimorin^
tf Afoter Ciuilitation: Thomintonanoe of Law and Order."
TS"^" SS*^JM
The Covington (Tenn.) Hade
claims to have discovered in Tl'piol
CYunty a maiden who rivals Raroy in|
her power of magnetizing the cqniVt
species. She can ride and drive at'{tf
moment's notice lit rses and mules that
nobody else can handle* :'0
Bud Man From Pennsylvania Boas
Across a llart Man iu Wyoming*
One day we stopped by a little creek:
near Fort Fetterman, Wyo., for dinner.
Another covered wagon, headed west,
was already camped there, and a boy
was taking care of the horses, while a
girl about fourteen years old was busy
frying some bacon over a fire near the
wagon. We managed to secure an
acquaintance with the girl, aud asked
her if she and her brother were travel
ing alone.
"O, no," she replied, "pap and mam
are in tho wagon. Pap's laid up aa'
mam's doctorin1
"Hurt in an accident?"
"Yes, all bnnged up. Other feller
was a sight quicker 'n pap 'lowed he
was. Lor', but he did make some
lively motions!"
"What was the tronbleP" \tI
"O, jes' a fight Say, I want to know
if the men keep gittiu wuss the furder
west you gitP"
"Well, it's hard to say. Do they
seem to?"
^That's about it. When we lived
back 'n Pennsylvania pap 'lowed ho
could Hek any man in Mifflin County,
'an he used to do it, too, 'lection-days,
an' Fourth of Julys, an' camp meetin's.
Three months ago we pulled out for
the Wbst, an' says pap: 'I shall leave a
lino u' men on crutches from Lewiston.
Pa., to Bozeman, Mont. I shall
tie together the Alleganers and
the Rockies by a line o' crip
ples! I shall unite the East
an' the West with spavined an' busted
up fighters! I shall shut up the op
tics and flatten out the smellers of
these Western galoots an' learn 'em
that the bad men don't all roost west
0' the .Miss'ssippi* Pap said he was
pizen on Western blowhards, an' they
wanted to sing low when he had his
boots on."
"Well, was he as successful as he ex
pected to be?"
"Not by a good bit He pounded a
man all to pieces near Pittsburgh, an'
licked two more crossin' Ohio, They
seemed to get tougher in Indiana, but
pap whaled a livery-stable man at De
catur an' chased a Tippecanoe County
farmer a mile an' a half. When we
struck into Illinoys they 'peared to git
still wuss, an' pap only kinder tired
out three or foul4
of 'em an' didn't lick
'em reg'lar. Then we crossed the
Miss'ssippi at Burlington an' a man
that was loadin' lumber down by the
river kinder tired pap out Then at
Ottumwa a man that run a s'loon pert
ty near licked pap reg'lar, an' at Osce
ola he'd 'a' got pounded if he hadn't
'a' run. Still he didn't git hurt much
till we struck Newbraska."
"They got still worse, did they?"
"That ain't no name for it At Fre
mont one of the county commissioners
come clown where We was camped an*
put it all over pap in about tett minutes,
an', at Long Fine pap shook his fist af
the conductor of a passenger-train that
Was goin' past an' the conductor*
stopped his train an' come over an1
whaled pap till he squealed* At Val
entine the principal of the schools
chased him out o*. the schoolyard
when we tried to eatrip there, an* at
Chadttra he picked on the mayor.it
little while they Was tryin' to trade
bosses, an' the mayor up'n' 8oek.ed,it
to him 'thout pullin' his coat or sayin',
a Word. Still pap wasn't laid Up till*
we struck Wyoming Back hens at
Lusk pap got talkin' with a little feller1
'bout religion.fc-Pap jumped tip a
couple o' times an' told the little feller
to look out 'cause he was a coniin'.
An' then pap Went fof him with his
head down an' gosh, you ortef seen!
the motions that little feller* made!
Pap was licked 'fore he got his secon'
wind, but somehow the cuss was so
little he kep' a-fightin* him in place o'
like he otter, an' the Conse-
kence Was nie'fl' mam had to h'ist him
into the Wag'n an' fix up some plasters
for him an' rub him With hosslirt'ment
I don't know what's goin' to become
o' pap If he keeps apltehin Into 'nfc
It 'pears that the furder West We git
the Wuss they git, an' It looks *s!lf 'fore
we git up to Bo&smatf that we'd have
to bury pap. &ip
1ldWs if ha could
strike a Quaker Settlement he would
be all right, biit there don't Seem to bS
none out this way* To a man tip a
tree it looks 'sif pap was a busted com*
munity!"*^'. & Varruth, in Chicago
lma*ti^^Ci I
[Hah Vhataave ShafD YM UI and Btraxgte
IJkv Ywttns Imtalee*
"Just previous to leaving Ireland
for America I lived near Iho fishor vll
Ittgo of Cliddagh, on the bay of Gal
way. Tho village contained about
two thousand inhabitants, and they
live entirely by themselves and speak
an idiom very diffionlt to understand.
They live in little thatched huts with
but one window, and they subsist on
products of the BOBpollock, hake,
ling, codfish, herring and conger OOIB.
The eels are fished for about one mile
from shore on the reefs or rooky bot
toms. Occasionally the eels arc
caught iu nots, but not often, as
^they ",{ftre""
A gentleman crossing Broadway near
Cnrtlandt street, While getting out of
the Way of a heavy truck, dropped
something, and immediately began an
anxious search for it
"Must have lost his watch/* said a
passeMiy, joining in the search^
Another concluded it Was his poekotr
book, still another imagined valuable
papers, and finally quite a ferdWd had
collected, and all Were eagerly groping
in the mud."
"Ah, here it isf" said the gentleman,
fetching a sigh of relief as he picked it
up. It Was a half-smoked cigar*
"that eigar cost me ten cents," said
the gentleman.
Thfeh the silehce became S O gre&t
that the roar of the street could he
plainly heavd-^A
so powerful and are
armed with such sharp- teeth that
they* can easily cut their way
through the meshes of a net, even were
it made of bed-curd. They are caught
from August to January. About
Christmas-time the conger eel fs con
sidered excellent eating. The fishing
boats are called pookavns. They curry
a curious sail. It being a jib and main
sail made into one sheet Tho boats
have keels and carry about five tons.
They are excellent sea boats. The
bait used is cut from the body of
species of mackerel called "curro*
wine" by the fishermen. This fish ii
highly prized as bait The lines are
of twisted flax made by the fishermen,
and are each three hundred feet in
length. They are very strong and
about as thick as a lead pencil.
The sinker is usually a piece of
triangular lead two pounds iu weight
The hooks are thhker than telegraph
wire, six inches long, and about two
I and one-half inches from barb to wire.
The fishing is doriK in about one hun*
i dred feet of water As the tides are
very strong a very heavy anchor is
required for the beat Those fisher
men who are too poor to buy an iron
anchor of the rogular pattern make a
curious wooden contrivance, which
somewhat resembles a big clothes-pin.
Between the legs of the clothes-pin.
and secured in position by a rope, is
placed a large stone. The wood pro
vents the stone from becoming fast
encd to the bottom. Each man fishes
with two lines, one on each side of tho
boat. The sinkers are placed about
six feet from the hook. When the
fisherman has dropped his line over
board and feels his two-pound sinker
touch the bottom ho lifts ihe sinker up
about six feet so that the bait is kopt
gently swinging back and forth. For
a distance of about two feet above the
hook wire is wound around the line
to protect it from the teeth of the eel.
I The fisherman usually has not to
wait for a bite. He feels a sens ition
as though his line had been seized
violently. He stands up erect iu the
boat aud begins to haul in as rapidly
as the weight and the fierceness of the
struggle to escape will permit The
conger eel a very greedy nsh, and
he succeeds in hooking himself very
thoroughly. He comes up toward the
surface in the shape of a spiral. When
he is still sixty feet from the boat* he
can be seen in the phosphorescent sea
on a dark night like a monstrous gold
en spiral fastened to a golden cord.
The ordinary-sized eels caught will
weigh anywhere from twelve to thirty
pounds. It will readily be Seen that it
is quite an Undertaking to pull one of
these eels into a boat. The eel's head,
as a rule, is thrown over the thwart,
and a short stout club is used to quiet
him before he is taken out of the
water. Thirty eels is a good night's
"The smaller eels are split open, the
Fkiu left upon them, and thoy af
hung upon the sides of houses and
upon the stone walls to dry in the sun,
after" being salted for a short time. It
is a very curious sight to see tho
stoue walls ornamented with the
carcasses of these eels. After being
thoroughly dried the eels are smoked
and. the flesh becomes as hard ns a
boal'd. It lakes votv sharp knife to
cut the flcSh of a dried and smoked
Conger eel nine months after his capt*
tire. When prepared for the table the
flesh is cut down to the skin in chunks
and is boiled for five or six hours.
Then it is fried in lard."ft Y. Etistt*
inq Bun.
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Then U^l^tfjhni
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