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A GOLD MINE ON EVERY. LOT.
Recent Developments in the KENWOOD district, comprising the Bradford, Brooke and Syndicate Additions to Helena, make the above statement almost absolutely true. But there are other features of this part of Helena that out weigh the probability of finding gold in paying quantities, and those are the freedom from smoke and dust that KENWOOD Enjoys beyond any other suburb. the direct water service, insur ing purity and freshness, the fine view, the rich soil, school facil ities, street car service, good drives and numerous other advantages. Prices are now reasonable, and the present is the time to buy. My list com prises many very choice locations. LM . BMUTH, 214, 215, 216, POWER BUILDING, HELENA, MONTANA. THE SERVICE IMPROVED, Reason Why There Are so Few Disastrous Railway Acci dents Lately. High Standard of Qualifications Required of Men Employed by Corfpanies. Agency of Train Dispatchers in Causing .lishaps-A Story in Illustration Why He Resigned. Few railroad men wbo visit St. Paul think of leaving the city without calling at the office of Assistant General l'assenger Agent McCullough, of the Omaha, says the Pio neer Press, and it is not an unusual thing to find half a dozen or more men from as many railroads, and each living in a differ ent city, gathered around the genial pas senger agent. enjoying a pleasant chat or telling stories about railroad men and re lating incidents of railroad life. There is nothing that Mr. McCullough likes better than to entertain a coterie of rail oad men, and there are few who can make the time pass more pleasantly than he; and it is interesting to see him work and talk at the same time. There is almost a continual stream of employes entering the ofiice to receive instructions, but usual ly he knows ul.on what errand each one has come, a.d with "Mo., Rt., four-fifteen," or other abreviations and figures wholly unin telligible to other than railroad men, anod sometimes only to the employe to whom they are given, and the conversation is re sumed in the next breath. T he other day there were gathered in his office an official of the Southern L'acilie, and one from the Santa Fe; an Illinois Cen t:al man was there, as was also a Grand Trunk official, and a traveling passenger agent of the New York Central. The sub ject under discussion was the recent fatal wreck in Ohio and West Virginia. "It is very strange, but nevertheless true," said Mir. Mc(Cullough, "that disasters come by th'eer, and I feel contident thlat before many dsrv. there will be another fatal wreck for the niewepapers tochronisl-c . The Itaveunn. wreck was the firat bad wreck that has occurred for several months. I thought wllsen r'ading the accoun t o that accidenlt tihat there would be two tio:e within the next two or three weeks. liut the next one--that near Charlestown, W. Va.--cnoie only two tiays later. Now, thr qestioni is, on what line will the third oc curt"' 'Haven't you noticed that wrecks are be conming le a frequent of late?" asked the Illinois t ,intral man. "Yes. I sal glad to say that I have," Mlr. Mci.ullou:.h replied, "and 1 can explain the cause-eflicetncy in the service. Rail roads do no employ the filst man who ap, plies for a psition, no matter how badly ra man is needed and in what capacity. O)f course i call only speak for the ()nOmaha, but lam pretty sure that other lines iare doing a great deal towards improving the ase vico. Every applicant for a position on our road is put through a thorough examiallllltilll,. hot only to test his ability for the po:;ltltn which he seeks, but to ascort isi its well whether he could safely be p:omoted when an occasion presented itself. Otlicials keep an eye on their employes, no matter what position they hold, and their woak is what tells when it comes to promotion; and I cans safely say right here that I don't believer there is another industry in the country where favoritism is less shown than on railroads. Good, faithful work, with a re gard for the publie as well as for the corn pany, is what counts more than a oar load of reconmmendations from friends. "This umprovement of the service is the cause of the decrease in the number of ac cldentl," continued Mr. McCullough, "but of course many accidents occur that are un avoidable. Wihetn one takes into considera tion the number of trains ruanniig on the thousands of roads in the count:y, it is not thought strange that accidents should occur; but then think of the hundreds of thousands of people riding on these trains. Compare tiese with the number of passengers killed. and you will find that a mnan's chances for losing his life in a railroiad accident is not one in a mill ion. You may think it st'ange, but statis tics show that thele are more people killed by lightning in the United tates than there .re lives lost by railroad trains. More wrecks have been caused by train dispatch ets than any other class of railroad em ployes." said Mr. McCullough, as he smiled and looki:l at the New York Central man, who had formerly been a train dispatcher on a western road. "I'll admit that such was the case years ago," said that gentleman. "but it's differ ent now. From one of the worst managed departments it has becomet the best on many roads. Formey nearly ierlyevery acci dent was charged up to the train dispatch ers, but never is this the case nIow. I can rem.ember the time when a train was sent out, andi that was till that was heard of it until it tried to pass soine other train on the same track, or reaeched its destination. Now, I'll tell you why I resigned my position as train dispatcher and secured a position in another department. It was on the night of the Fourth of July, just ten years ago. An excursion train in the morning had picked up several hun dred p opile along the line going to a cele bration at one of the larger towns. Of course the train did not leave until after the fileworks, and it was about 9:30 p. m. when 1 gave the starting orders. About the same time a through wild freight left the otheir end of the division, and I had in tended that the trains suould pass at Q-, ia little way station. About 10 o'clock the uope:ator at N---- reported the treight pasa tmg tihrugh there at ai lively rate, and a minute later Q- reported the passenger letting oil passentiers there. It then flashed throuig my mind that I had not given or ders for the trains to pass ait (---. That statin and N --- were ten miles apart. with no stiation between. 'Lile road was as crooked its a rail fence, with here and there deep ravines and high bridges. The freight was n1fow flying towai d Q--- with nll way in which to give ia walrnilng, and if the excursion train was not held at Q--- there would be a collision and it hundied lives, if niot mnorc, woulld be lost. The cold sweat stood in great I1head1s i1n my forehelad as I oiptened thle instrumeint and called the operator at --. 'Thank heaven ha was at the Instru " 'Where is No. 14?' I asked. " 'Julst illvini out.' hie intwered. " 'Tor (li's saketi hold her,' I said, with a hand trellbhing so that I could scarcely hold thei key. " ] here wiA ti n' answer to this, and I know that lhe wast att-mpting to obey may orders - but woulll he succeed? I never want to go tit iuiy'li lthe metntal anguish tait I suf Ili d tIforl th n.tt few miinutes. I cillld iiituri lite w'reck, hear the crash and tiln Ini:s fit tihI dying, could see the nl;.inerd ll,,. . tand could see the t' :IIuts !as they sl,,olv 'luTrut lated and CInsuhamedi the tun mieli irotcheslie. It was onlly It fe:w rilliin ulli, hill it ae.(nu d ages, lwhion I hliaad It click of the lllstrumOenlt. 'LThe o(perator halld retulrned, ibut with whrrat nees? Iii hel imy bheat h, "'Ni, 14 sidetracked; freight just iiasiedi.' " 'aived!' I sholted, and that is all I r' meitbirittedl for hialf tan houir, whli at watlin Llan uIlpoled inltO tlhel roOmU allnd tlllllnd II lan;,1 oil the dlour. te nearly drowvle I mi with a tiucket If water, butt it tbroulht tnl aroulid. '!ie lti. tll.tag L hielrd swas the iop, rattr lat It- -- citlhin l il , lin.e riaid. "'\\'ell, what's nip?' I auked. "'\Vlihen ca N'i. Iti .ov ? Everybody rnUi as hornets,t ' nn ainwer'd. "Antdl no wondellr! ' lho e I hl:i 1 gone and faint d, lleavl it tllhe I, xn ansll trl..u on the sidt track, as it could rot lot V" nittr I haild ltagged it ut.I lttl:, r l-d rs. r ! tietr e ceived. I sent No. 14 ,ut otn i clear t., Wrote oui t inV tsl tllt illi, aild frliu thi t. day to tals lhaive never itoucheltd it klt.. It was thhe only brak I evr ia.le, but it wasii enoagih to ashow ale that I was it the wriong i at." the way th "'lhat'r the way thiul' were run a few years ago," said Mr. MeoCullough, "but such a break is impossible now. Every on erator at every station along the line knows as much about the location of trains at all times as does the chief train dispatcher. There is a system now in use whereby a mistake in giving running owners is absolutely impossible. 1 tell you that on lines which amount to much the only accidents thatoocur are those that are not the result of any negligence on the part of employes. As I said before, this is the result of improvement in the service on the principal roads especially-the dis charge of incompetent or drunken employes, improvement in appliances, etc.-arid acci dents are reduced to the minimum." SHE IS A HEROINE. Brave Rescue of Deaf Mutes by Sister Margaret. The other day St. Vincent's convent at Montreal, controlled by the Sistersof Prov idence, was destroyed by fire. The story of a woman's bravery is told in a press dis patch: Shortly before four o'clock Sister Mar garet France, who was in charge of the dormitory on the sixth floor, was awakened by a strangling sensation. Springing to her feet she was horrified to find that the dormitory was a mass of flames and was burning liercely at its far end. Flocking toward her from every side the nun saw the white-robed figures of her un fortunate little pupils, while from other parts of the building came shrieks of des pair fromu the sisters, who thus early had discovered the fire in the upper flats, but were powerless to aid the mnutes confined there. Sister Margaret, seeing that the ire was in possession of the corner of tie buildint in which the stairways were erected, had but small hope of saving her silent charges, but with heroic bravery and without a thought of self ,he gathered the little ones around her and taxerd her brain to devise some plan for their safety. 'the unfortunat children were making that peculiar awful groaning of fear pecu liar to mutes, and it was distracting in its antruish, said Sister Margaret. ShM was powerless almost to direct their efforts on derstanrdingly, but motioning them to fol low her exasmple. su put a wrt towel arounlld her head and, takiir rihreets andi quilts from the beds, with her terror stricken charges she ran to t tthe windows of the hall,whichl had not yet been attacked by flauees. By this time the neighbors from St. Hilaire village had betn attractedt to the scene, but without ladders or other fit e p pal atus they were powerless to aid the rnuils or dro unlvthing to stop the work of destrue tion uoingr on before th-eir eyes. The removal of the turrliiurn was at once begun, but iolne oif RIvinig iinluit, e on1 the upper floor was almnost Iabalirroe(d frTllli the start. Then tuddetnl fri the firs tin tar err ner of tile building inear the iroof as Iet uli lighted by the roaring flames ia littli whlte robed figure was s-err to appI.ar. Forced by loving hands from the window sill it Iegaiu slowly to dlr.scend. Then cheeor upon cheer rang out right above tihe noisi of the contirrrItItion as it wats evident that tiuter Marcrtret wais btttling bravely to save lifet, for withlut aluslloIti hoe .l;rthe had t di tirl aI rope ladh.Ir nert if the- hrd clothinig, nn, with the un- firltiltlltt seirhlrs tied ssinurely to oniie ead slie was irw-r,ag, thrin ill b1the i.roinild. For half itn rIiu se ui(:lltli llrtd tihrs bratvo work. Slowly burrt teiriblly sure the Ilames crept ol toi tllhe co, lir in whichsii Rsi11nd h-r I rintrges were - onliuned. 'I hel brave sister shir ws dIi 1ti la. l'rnl lly, tllalid t - (lie c tre, of i. , inxloui, watchers, the last of thtl oar, hinit dred utlllI folrty nipritLL int the dsoriltoly we:s let dsi.in ill hAtfetv. 'si'ti, Si-,tt . Margtreit, with 111t, har sirngd from he.r liiI, withl tiler Iihi, blistIi 1 il iisl lin-r ftc and ul arms , prot ed thl, sti-n d rpeiti rorself, Itd. liher wrlk uibly d,.lll r, st:c i-d the iround in ti-f ty i ly- to fill fialliting into the arms4 iof t lii-, wsO, l11t1 dll hird h-tte bleoi rer.iiolie i wheni tih, roof f'fl- ill tinui ii l.Hss t ah t Ill| hior, all that r-ualeid tof whl:t wstit kinown to th- I',mvi. d1uce trater at M;t. Vinen.ti's inngrillicelit convenit was at hotep of .nn ulde-rintg itius. Ily-r-,telt itin it- ttil- I f irsts-will s i-r i il Ihl1 L.til- !-,i-r fillt ii- , ,,~ lnt.htit , "nt-t.. it~ itt siLararuerrv. Copyright, 1819. ' KISSED ANOTHER MlAN'S WIFE. TYo s'oaolrel." yelled youen Jacob Green At his good nerlohor Brown, You klasnl tmy wire upon the street, 1 ought to knock you down." " That's wherr yon're wrong," good Brown replied, Ini accents eild and mck; "1 ktsedl Iar; that I've not denied But I klesod her on the cheok and I did o lbecause silo' Iked so handsome the very picture of beauty and health. What Is the secret of it? " "Well," replied Green, "mince you ask it, I will tell you; she uses Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. I accept ycLr apology. Good night." An unhanlthy woman las arely, If ever, brnu tiful. 'Ti'e ptculiar diseases to which so many of the sarx arc subject, l e prolific causen of pale. callow foica, bh!otch d with unsightply puimples, du!ll , , iustr'le e i'e and emaciated forms. 'maien l.o lffii' ed, canl he perla nently curl lry usinog i:. Piercr's Favorite PrePsrlptio';: and with ,he restoration of health cormnls that beaot, which, combined with good qiualiti's of iu'n d and heart, makes women angels of Ioeeline d.,. " Favorite 'rescrptioin " Is the only medi cine for worint, :lui by druggists, under a positive goararn.ce fri En the manufactur ers, that it wtll giea sutitf: ction i. every case, or money will it' re'ltnd,'d. It is a positlve specife for Iftlicorrhea, paonful menstruation,. unnatural upp.H'IdiottudiO, I rolapsus or falling of the wo!mb, weak hack. anteversion, retro version, bearin-e-d lon ensautions, chronic congestion, nllacnmatiton and uliration of the womb. WoRnit's tDIStIeNRAIIY MEDICAL ASOCIA rioN, Manufactulrers, Ilnnlalo, N. Y. DR. PIE UE'S PELLETS tatle. Oen I Laxativet, or ' tlhrtlce, according to nsin of doue. By idr'tpi'ts. 5i cents a via. :" QUAJRTER t,, r wv/ OFt : who ha.L.it,l" CENTURY .he idc dtt i",i w:th t 'LL' cS o',r'"- , nl at I . h,pi.m ent ofthtt c ntt illry. "i'l lt 1lin 1 \ [ 1 ' t' ~ ier than, Mr. h1: t S .,w.t~i, otnc ,, t< ' tllhit t an il m l,,-t ihie nti tl cini':. in 1, :,tv. In r "lt Itrh v- : " I had n' : i i ':,. ull p t.ll v iill liutV ba ik a i,1i iii 'cl.l l .. , v * ',lll l, :lt f r I', 1I ,..1 ii,,,', hiel 11~i1 !1 ,l , Ili , ";t ,!e n li thonutl b t tri npoLr:y rarelice I h"l ,v tled f'r, nm : itt 'ni i i m; l wiu 1'vi"rk 'nt tiv nl I i t I .no .'.e ri u iti hl l t i it l iti, Vf l c: t. i lira fteiro h a frt i, , f .I -. n -crfi cl re: t v fr ,. ! .tl U t he W ithout it f- r k . IPRESCO1T , M MAJRBBLE GRANITE r 4 -' 'u MONUMENTS Headstones. Ilti.LlA, - - MUbst THE COOK AIMALGAMATOR. THE COOK AMALGAMATOR may take the place of the ordinary mill tables and operate close up to the batteries, or it works with splendid results on the tailings from other amalgamating devices. It is CHEAP,. DESIRABLE AND EFFICIENT, and will save ninety-nine per cent. of all the metals which will amalgamate, no matter how fine, and the tioured quick in the tailings from other amalgamating apparatus. There are very many places in Montana where the Cook Amalgamator will pay for itself every month. I Will Guarantee Satisfaction Where I Advise the Purchase. SEND FOR CIRCULAR. G. C. Swallow, Helena, Sole Agent for Montana. Having declined the plate of State Mine Inspector. I am now prepared to examine and report on mines, and aid in buying and selling the same. I have had forty-five years' experience in mining. G. C. SWALLow. THE OLDEST rIRI IN THE CITY. - CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN A-IP kDW IRE -AN STOVES. We now have upon our floor - Refrierators, the Finest and Most. Complcte Lawn Sprillerrs, , ines of all kinds of - Ice Bu~s, Rubber Ice rea HOUSE Ga°i ose, r.rrFc13n, ~UtF NIS t G pc0OtS, HO CRee ls, 'I'. N.i]OZZlei, and at prices to suit ever3 b ,dy. Lawt! Mow.r, I . . . . . . .. . . . . . •I0OH AND STEEL MINING SUPPLIES,! .T...O --O. . N . . S. .. .. . I ST.