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* Big Pat " Gleason, of Long Island, and an Illustration of His Character. The Best Abused Mayor at Prees nat Holding Omoe in This Country. In Physique a Hereules, at Heart as Tea deor as a Weman-Ceaoserallg Montana's RUse. IBiecialCorresocndeice of Tar IsnetIDuaNT.1 °aNw Yoax, July 28.--The other day one of ny .friends was out driving with Mayor Gleason, of Long Island City, behind his famous team "Parnell" and "Gladsrone," nameed, it is needless to say, before the O'ihea suit. By and by Gleason's sharp eye saw something at the roadside, and he stopped his team. "Won't you hold the horses a minute?" said he; and thereupon jumped out of the buggy, picked up off the ground an imper fettly fledged young bird which had fallen from its nest, carefully placed it high on a limb of a tree out of harm's way and re sumed his drive. This little incident reveals a new phase of the many-sided character of the best abused man in the country. The many exploits of Big Pat Gleason, his dashing onslaughts with an axe upon street obsjructions, his frantic drive from Cedarhurst race track to Long Island City to make a haul in a pool room, including local police justices and other officials, his recent and even more frantic ride in the dark to turn on an extra head of water at the reservoir and save the city from a big Are-are all classics. The newspapers are constantly full of less thrill ing items in which the mayor's name is men tioned. Long Island City has more purely political law suits than New York, Brooklyn and Chicago together. And, as most of the New York papers are down on the "big fel low," thinking his ways a little too breezy and unconventional for these parts, he doesn't always appear in a favorable light in print. Yet the people of Long Island City have again and again expressed their confidence in him at the polls, and, are ap parently as well satisfied with him as ever. The mayor is in physique a Hercules. Considerably over six feet in height, he is dorrespondingly broad, and even if in hard training would probably weigh more than John L. Sullivan. His fist and arm are im mense. No fighter in Long Island City and it is fall of them-dare tackle him in single combat now, though he has been in iany a flebt in the past. It is true that a car driver on his street railroad attacked him recently and came off without injury, bat the driver was drunk and the mayor merely held him off at arm's length. He is the darling of the firemen. Before the city owned an engine he purchased and equipped one at his own expense and ran with it to all the fires. He is a favorite with the school children, perhaps because he believes in good school houses and doesn't make long speeches to them at every opportunity like so many solemn noodles. He is a bachelor. He has a clear, ruddy complexion, and a heavy dark mus tache with a reddish tinge. That is Mayor Gleason. He is one of the most interesting characters of the day. How Not to Do It. The board of electrical control-if that is its satirically inapt name-continues to fur ish to New York a magnificent example of how not to do it. The board has been years in existence, it has reveled in contracts, it has spent vast sums of money. And yet, on the western water front, where the conditions are simplified by the river's presence, there stands a row of stal wart poles, each bearing twenty-five cross bars, or 250 wires. No one can see on any principal street any appreciable diminution of the wires that cross-hatch the sky. The poles and wires are a constant men ace to life, especially at fires. Frost and wind break them down, the bills for repairs are enormous, and still they stay. Once in a while the mayor's men come out and cut down a lot of poles, resulting mainly in in convenience and delay of messages. Other great cities find no particular diffi culty in burying their wires. But New York isn't like any large city on this oblate spheroid. A Word For "'Rues." A politician was making some very wise predictions about 18092 the other day and clinched his argument with the sententious remark: "RIus?. nsays so, anyway." "Who's Russ?" I asked in one of my fer quentlv recurring asinine moments. "Why, Russ Harrison, of course," said the politician, in a somewhat ;,itving and contemptuous tone. "I'snore you think it queer I speak so diereas eatfully of the preas ident's son, but its all right. I know Russ. No one ever supposed that Buss would set the Potomac on fire, but I will say this for him. He's an almighty good fellew, and just the same as when he usel to be around with the boys and no more flush of flyvers than the rest of us. Lord, many's the time I've lent him a V myself. lie's a good fel low, Ruse is." And that's considerable of a certificate of character for a politician to give any semi public character in perfect franknee. Polih ticians are not usually cemplimentary. Young Base Ball Men. When Black Jack Burdock appeared on the diamond a few days ago, in consequence of the accident on the Brooklyn grounds, one of the papers gravely said that Burdock was one of the oldest persons in the world. It was a significant remark, for really Burdock is not so very old. Hie is perhaps half as old as De Lesseps when he dug through Suez. But the fact is, the base ball profession demands young men. When a man has played ten asnsons he may be only 29 or 30 years old, but everybody thinks of him as a veteran. It is typioal of the game that perhaps the most closely watohed-certainly the most hard worked-player in the league this year has been lusie, the strong young hoosier, who is not yet old enough to vote. Sir Tim othy Keefe, the put of two or three years back, retires broken hearted from the Giants. yet Tim is still n young man. Lov ett, of the IBrooklyns, is a young pitcher who has done the most wonderful feat of the year, sLutting out the giants without a hit. Not so young as usie, he cleverly saved his arm by a year of rest. Men last longer on the baes or in the field, or even behind the bat. Professional base ball is not at any pdiit an elyaslumn for a man beyond R35. however. As for the vitchers, they will probably sacceed each other as the rising star follows the setting. '1 his year, as last, inusle is the favorite of fate. Who next? An Unclean Statesman. A statesman of New York-you'd know his name if I wrote it-goes about with a great package of obsceno pictures, songs and stories in his breast pocket. T'Ihese the pure-minded and honorable man takes out for exhibition to his cronies with every mark of swinish satisfaction. Comstock would burn the whole outlay if he should see it. What I would like to know is this: Why in the wise economy of nature is not such a man's character branded on his face, so that men seeitng it might cry "anolean," and avoid him like a leper? No lsany of Him. Kaiser Wilhelm, of Germany, ought really to divide up his titles amongi the poor Ger mans who have none. Certainly the emplror has enoesh and to space. He Is, according t' auome snvestigat esý igturs d hree margraves. c bir r ,itbCrver sasbe lr the meet roft .nd- Ugeasonablh oan who ever vi t!t the tight I ttle tslsn4, A Lame Mea's Consevfece. Once there was a lime man In New York who conceived the idea that he ought to work, but who found it difficult to get em ployment on account of his infirmity. In this extremity he applied to an old friend of his father, who had been somewhat of a politic an in his day. "Why, certainly, me lad," said the fami ly friend, who is also a politiolan, "but hold on a bit. The only places I've got a pull on now am a couple of laborer's berths in the -- department, and you'd be no use there with your game leg. Oh, what's the odds? You just come along with me and I'll fix you. I'll never see your father's son out of a job." Well, the lame man went along and after a little explanation was placed on the pay roll, and received these lucid instruotions as to his duties: "You just come here every morning and report. fee? Then you skip right out of this before the inspeetor gets on to ye. See?" The lame man saw. Thereafter for more than a year he reported regularly, drew 2.fo0 a day and did not a stroke of work. But his consioence troubled him. He used to go and hang about the gangnof workmen and think that his place was with them. His friends tried to warn him away be cause of the danger of his being caught. Finally he resigned, unwilling longer to eat unearned bread. What I want to know is this: How many men have been similarly accommodated with sinecures in this strange city of ours and have not had the decency to resign? Does Politics Pay? Does politics pay? There can be but one answer to the ques tion. Politics as a profession is about the least remunerative of any known. It pays in honor-sometimes--in importance, fame, love of power gratified, but it does not pay in money. The earnings of men in office are sur passed at every point by men of equal ability out of it. This is especially true of the higher places.. Lawyers earn more than the pay of judges or congressmen, bank presidents have larger salaries than Private Secretary Foster's or Treasurer Neleker's. Newsoaper men earn larger sums than Private Secretary Halford. The president's salary is large, but so are his necessary ex penses. There are financial claims upon office holders besides campaign assessments. Ev ery "worker" feels at liberty to strike them for loans and seldom thinks it necessary to repay. The man who has the reputation for stinginess doesn't get very far in the race. It is not strange that Sam Randall and Judge Kelley both died poor. Hubert O. Thompson, the "old man in the fort" here in New York, died pbor. John Kelly made money in real estate, but not in poli tics. Richard Croker, his successor, is a poor man to-day. The late United States Marshal Lake, of Brooklyn, left the muni ficent estate of $2,000. Of course there are rich politicians, but they make their money in some other way outside, and often or usually spend far more than their salaries upon official ex penses alone; as Whitelaw Reid is reputed to have paid his entire salary as minister to France for the rental of his house alone. Myers' Word and Work. In all his troubles about census bulletin No. 82, Superintendent Porter is likely to have no keener critic and antagonist than Comptroller Myers, of New York. He is by all odds the ablest man in the city govern ment, and is a financsr and deep student of municipal affairs whose views would command attention anywhere. Mr. Myers is famous the world over among financiers for a deed and a saying. The deed was his unparalleled feat of I selling two-and-one-half percent municipal bonds at a premium when everybody said it couldn't be done. That made him famous among bankers. The saying was that New York's citizens would not need to pay any taxes at all if the city had from the begin ning adopted the wise policy of getting as much revenue as possible out of its fran chises and privileges. That made him fa mous among thinkers and students, who are more important than bankers in the long run. It is a very wise saying, when it is ana lyzed. The city once owned, and should now own, everyone of its docks, many of which have got into the possession of indi viduals. Its gas and electric light fran chises should yield it money. A company which gets an exclusive right should be made to pay for it. Street car companies should pay rent to the city for the use of the streets. The Broadway franchise alone was worth a million down or $60,000 a year. Add all the possible sources of legitimate income, and it will be seen that Mr. Myers was right. If Mr. Myers was a politician, he might go far; but he isn't. Witness in proof of this that he always says what he thinks. He is sharp, incisive, sometimes bitter. He has been known to quarrel even with Mayor Grant with whom, although only an amiable and respectable figurehead, any politician would prefer to keep on good terms. His personality might count against hinm in poli tics. Though otherwise presentable, he has a wry neck, which would disqualify him from stump speeches and present too good an opportunity to the caricaturist, if he was nominated to any high cffice. But he is one of the ablest democrats in the state. Newspapers and Fire. A few years ago the office boy of the Springfield Union dashed into Editor Ship ley's rooms on the top floor in high excite ment. "There's a man down stairs who must see you, quick," he gasped. "It's very impor tant. Come," and he darted down again, closely followed by the editor, who was the last man to leave the building alive. Plenty of corpses were carried out when the fire was oever. It had been sudden, swift and remorseless. The danger of fire in newspaper offices is probably greater than in any other kind of establishment short of a powder mill or a cotton gin. The paper,oils, inks and other materials are very inflammable and it is absolutely impossible to keep people from smoking. In fact, nobody tries to do that, though some business managers draw the line at cigarettes, as for example, the IRe corder, which was, curiously enough, founded by a cigarette manufacturer's money. Fire patrols, which are made every night, and more than once a night, by an experi enced man ate another precaution against danger. In the old World building there were five patrols every night, and beside a glittering axe upon the wall conspicuously hung this sign: In case of fire take the axe, go out on thir roof, chop a hole and ao down through the Mail and Expresh building. Now, however, the World is a fireproof building, as are also the Times, Tribune, Journal and Press, and the Sun and Herald are about to follow suit. In not very many years all the metropoliten dailies may snap their fingers at fire originating within their walls. The Naval Militla. The evolutions of the naval militia are exciting much attention along the Atlantic coast. It cannot be said that the amateur blue jackets are as yet very formidable, but after seeing them at work I am inclined to think no pqssible measure could so secure publio interest in the navy. Wherever the white fleet has gone the newspapers have devoted many columns to it, and that is the surest sign of keen public appreciation. OwxN LINODON. Copyright. Hlow to Prevent Ioughaeas of the Skis. During cold, dry, windy weather this question sultates the mind of every lady in the laud who prizes a smooth, soft skin. There is nothing more harmless and effect ive than Wisdom's Violet Oream for pre venting and eradicating the ill effects of severe weather. Try it. w lth the .ro'teison.f the rules and r ef tloua r rtb t honorsble asusry n t :tetero, on ay l inh, 1I, at the sopration of otweit ens days from the first poblleatn of thie notiont the 1rnb eragrcbl, i e rltOt ým u Wethalt ,ost-u tmcoe vrercrs In dilooula, M scue eiranD', tun a,, will make written aplatiol tole ionora r eetaery og the Inter or or authoritY oled and remove li m is for tt nuiealdlw ani alse rom Inth e ollwlrlg unanrv ye atn enato crominLted mblo h lane i of the Umbeol m etoni a lt twled 1uj htloula county, Montana, and dn scrlbed M folo gwe: Tract or bltinotlog at hant non the wen bank of the Koondgta rnver aonent o qlartoir o a mile west itJ7 miles Hering, nwhist h et othe base of the mountaion the tril from Toluacoo 'lain to eisher Creek. adt aboult twenty-thlree t2i) miles north or up the said river from the ilt (Iend of same. attci, month of bliher creek. ao at, Ite point where t he treat Northern Ilallroal first reachie tihe nal Kootenai rivero in omling from the eect. ' hence from unil Initial point shove deribed ronningastn follows. to-wit:-w-rs riq, uartherof a mile (I thenhew nortb l mildlyrthest east r m nlonr tot of eaid Kootenai river, thence es ith folmoeil the mesdrer of the west bank of said river 1 miles to place of heitiinern. Contionlog acres; and noottlnn, abo tifeet f ni timber, and about 3,ie000 feet o tamerack an timte r. The land included in this tract No. 1.i rough, broken and sterile. The soti is rockyand sandy nt for cultivatlonor worthless a gra Tract No. 2, begioninning at the northwest corner of this traot widoh i tiLn the east batik of the Kootenat river about twenty-four miles north or unsaid river from the lig tend" of same. which ieat the month otl iher creek at tie point where the ftreat Northern railroad in coming from the eastfirt strikes sao id ootenai river, raid northwest corner also being ahoout mile north of tih "Old Packer Cabin which is near the mouth of a emal creek flowing west nteo the Kootenal river, and about 1L miles above or north of S'epee tpring, mentlons in tract No. 1. ' hence from ast nhorthwet corner. rmling as follows, to-wit: Eset /s mile to summit of finrst mountain or bluaff of river, to northeast corner, thence south along the sum mit of said moantain or bluff a distance of five toilet to noutihet corner, thence west 14 mile to esouttiwest corner, on tihe teat Ibank of said Knot rni river, thence north, following the meanders or curves of said east bacik of Kootenai river. five miles to the northwest corner of the place of heinning ouonlprisingabout 1,600 acres, and containinc aboaut e,000,000 feet ,f pine timber and about 0110,o0 feet of tamarack timber, and about L500O feet of fir timber. The lanId in. cluded in 't'ract No. 2, is rough and broken. The land is rocky and sandy, unfit for cultivation or grazing purposes. Tract, No.:t beginning at a point on the ott hank of the lKooteoai rier mile north of the mouth of "Boudelor Creeok which flows west into the Kootenai river, and dry at most seaons of tioyear, and about seventeen miles north of the moutll of itter crooeek at the "Big Bend" of the Kootenri river, at the point where the Great Northert ratooad strikes taid Kootonai river in comning from the east. Thence from said point of begtlnicg above mrntioned running as fol lows, to-wit: Last tr mile to summit of first mountain or bIluff, to northeast corner, thence sout along said cosummit one mile to a corner, thence went 14 mile to a corner, thence south one mile to southeast corner, thence west 14 mile to the east bank tl said Ifoorenat river thience north following te bends or meanders oh raid river along said east bank to tile place of be ginning, comprising absut 480 acres of land, and containing saboot 1,00,000 feet of tamarack tim ber. about 100.000 feet of pine timber, and about 10,00to feet of ftir timber, Ohs land inclnded in this tract No. a. is roughald broken. Thesoil is eandy and rocky, unfit for cultivation or for grazing purpseMs. Tract No. 4. beginning at a point on the wenst bank of the Koolenaci river at the "Big Bend" of said river, and opposite tihe mouth of fisher creek, and also opposite and north of the point wiere the Giroat niorihern railroad first strikes the sai Kootonai river in coming from the east, thence from said initial point runningas follows, to-wit: North along said west bank of said Koot enai river, following the bends or meanders of same, for a distance of seventeen miles north of said starting point, estimated in a straight line to northeast corner. thence west 1-2 mile to northwest onthe summit of first mountain or bluff seventeen miles to the southwest corner which is 4 of a mile northof the north bank of said Kootenai river, thence east %s mile to the outheasnt corner, the place of beginning, con taining about 50400 acres. and containing about 00,000 feet of pine timber and about 2,01t,000 feet of tamarack timber, and about 500,000 feet of fir timber. 'he land included in this tract No. 4. is rough, rugged and broken. The soil is rocky and sandy, unfit for cultivation or for grazing purposes, Tract No. 5. beginning at the northwest corner on the eaht bank of the Kootenai river at the north end of an island and slough, at a point where the mountain reaches to the river bank and about 1 and 1 miles south of the mouth of Berry creek anti about ten miles north of the Big Bend of the Kooteonat river at tile mouth of iishter creek, and the same distance north of the point where the Gireat Northern railroad in coming from the east first strikes the Kiootonai river, thence east Vs mile to summit of first mountain, thence south along the summit of the first mountain or bluff of river a distance of seven miles to southeast corner, thence west Vs mile to the east bank of the Kootenai river, thence north a'ong said east bank, following the bends or nmeanders of same to the north west corner, the place of beginning. ContainnI eg about 2,,t00 acre, and containing about 4,000,00:1 feet of yellow pine timber, about 2,000,000 feet of tanmarack timber und sbout 101),000 feet of fir timber. Tie land includetd in this trmct No. 5, is rough, broken and mountainous. the rest is rocky and sandy, unfit for cultivation or for grazing purposes. Tract No. e. beginning at the northwest corner on tlhe east bank of the Kootenai river at the south end of the narrows or rapids of the Koot enai river about three miles above or north of the mouth of Fisher creek which is at the Big Bend of the IKootenai river, and about the same distance north of the point where the treat Nr herm railroad in coming from the east first strikes tile said lKiotenai river, thence from said northwest cmorner e:,t 4 of a mile to summit of first mountain or bluff, thence south along the eumnmil of said mountain or bluff 24 miles ti southeast corner. thence west Of of a mile to the east bank of said Kootenai river at the Big Bend of same, thence north along the said east bank following the curves, bends or meanders of said Kootenai river to the northwest corner, the place of beginning. Comprising about I,.:10 acrese, and cuntaining absut 2,00,000 feedot of pine timber, about 500,tOJ feet of tamarack timber, and about 100,000 feet of tir timber. The land in tis tract is rough, broken and mountainous. The soil is rockv, sandy and barren, unfit for cultivation or for grazing purposes. A plato said lands is on file in the United States land Ofto3 of the District where said lands are situated and reference is hereby made thereto. The total area of the above described tracts is about 11.320 acres, anti it is estimated that there is growing thereon about 15,400.000 feet of pine timber, about ,.,10.000 feet of tamarack timber, alnt about 810,000 fooet of fir, which it is desired t't cut. I'he character of the lands upon which all of the above,iamned timober is growing is roughi, broken and mnountainous; the soil is rocky. sandy anl broken, unfitfor cultivation or grazing pur ptnt-v. and non-mineral is charseter. 'T he porpose for which the timber is to be cnt and ured is for the manufacture of lumber, shingles endother merehanteble lumber. to be usedt for mining. building and other usual and tenofi,;iat purposes. Tit I,, KO()t, -nAtI RIVER LIU MtER COMPANY. ily J. ]L SRnoT. tGeneral Manuger. NOTICE TO CO-OWNER-TO HENRY C. Willard: You are hereby notified that I have expended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements upol the Minnesota quartz Lode situate in Stomple Mining district, Lewis and Clarke county, state of Montana, in order to hold said premises under ths provisions of section 232.4, revised statotes of the United States, being the amount required to hold the same for the year endling Decmber 31, 18911; and if within ninety days after this notice of publication, you fail or refuso to coutributlt your proportion of such er penrliture, a co-owner, your interest in the said claim will lerome the property of the aubscriber under said section 2324. PATRICK McDONALD. First publication July 28, 1891. PIROFESSIONAL CARIRDS. . G. DAVIES. Attorney at Law. Room 5, Ashby Block, Helena, Mont. DR. F. C. LAWYERI, Plhyiolaa and Snrgeon. PiECIALTIniCs-E., Ear and Throat. Olilce: 111t' Broadway. 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