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I am determined to quit business and desire to announce to the public that Imean business and that this is a BONA FIDE CLOSING OUT SALE, THIE STOOCK OF Dry Uoos, Ladies' Cloaks, Caes, Jackts, CLOTHING. GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Notions, _ WILLT ,-..------ - Positively Be Sold at Less Than Cost ORDERS FROM THE COUNTRY SOLICITED AND PROMPT ATTENTION GIVEN. H. BARNETT, 18 SOUTH MAIN STREET. - Foot of Broadway, Opposite Parehen's Drug Store= BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY. An Ohio Man Carried Up in a Water-Burs and Held for Hours. .A large number of prominent oil mer from the various fields of Ohio, Indiana Pennsylvania and West Virginia, were tell ing their experiences in the oil fields, says r lst. Mary's (0.) correspondent of the Pitts. Lurg Dispatch. The one that most at tracted attention was a thrilling one by Joe English, a well-known contractor. His story was as follows: "I was about 20 years old when the oil ex citement broke out in our country, and was leading the uneventful life of a farmer's son. We lived on a farm of 140 ares, within two miles of a prosperous town in 'lennuylvania, and there was little excite Inent for any of us until some of the oil men from Oil City came down and built a rig on the Davis farm, about a quarter of a mile from our place. The greasy fluid was struck in paying quantities. I believe we drilled four wells, and all are good pro ducers. "No. 3 acted strangely. The day it came in it filled two 250-barrel tanks in four hours, but we lost considerable oil because of a lack of tankage. The well settled down, however, to about 300 barrels a day, and kept flowing at about that rate for about five days, when it petered out altogether. Just twelve days after that well quit flowing I had the strangest ex perience that ever fell to the lot of man. "One day I was walking about the farm when some delayed figure work occurred to me, and I resolved to do it then and there. The abandoned well was near by. Knowing I would be secure from intrusion there I walked into the derrick. An empty oundy box, which I placed over the easing-head, furnished a good seat. Producing pencil and paper I oroceeded in my own way to solve the problem of petroleum production. In just about two minutes the well began spurting salt water at a furious rate and with sueh tremendous force that I was hurled high into the air, box and till. There is no use trying to describe my feelings. I was too thoroughly frightened to have any. All I know a man of 175 pounds was lifted violently heavenward. "The column of water evidently struck the box exactly in the center, for we went up as straight as a plumb line. What is more, I never chanrred my seat, and in the very nature of things it was impossible to do so. The spurting water was of sufficient volume to entirely fill the box and send a pretty heavy aqueous wall on every side into the bargain. The box was not large, aiud of course my feet would naturally bang over under ordinary cir eumstances, but in this case the water throw my legs upward. Tuts put me in a peculially uncomfortable yet singularly safe position. I sat there, head and legs inclined, so that I resembled the letter V, and was firmly held in that position by the outpouring current. "I must have gone up fully forty-five feet, but the initial force car ied me higher than it could hold me, and I settled beck about fifteen feet, all the while maintain ing the same position. When I reached that point where the attraction of gravity exactly counters the force of 'water I stopped. The point was fully thirty feet from the ground. It was imsrnlestle for me to full to either side, and equally imn possible to fall straight down, for the spraying water played into that box with terriflc force. The only movement I felt was the alternative rising and falling of the box occasioned by the contention between the attraction of gravity and propulsive force of gas and water. 'The only pain I ex perienced was in my legs, which soon be came numb from the constant pouqding of the water. "The roar and the spurting water soon attracted the attention of the folks at the house, and after them came the neighbors, oil operators and others, until there was a crowd of several hundred people standing around within safe distance or the descend ing water, I couldn't see much of them aud, of course, couldn't bear a wyrd they said. Gradually the pain seemed to grow less, and the next I know I was in bed, and in a dreamy way saw the folks stauding amound. "They told me how my" final rescue camen about. The well ceased flowing gradually, and finally petered out altogether. As the oslumn of water dropped the box with its now insensate burden, asune down with It and rested exactly over the month of the well whence it started. I fell over on the derrick floor and was picked up and cal ried out and thence into the house." A Warning-Don't Use Big Words. In promulgating esoteric cogitations or articulating superficial sentimentalities and philosophical or psychological obser vations, beware of platitudinous ponder osity. Let your statements possess a clari flied conciseness, compacted comprehensi bleness, coalescent consistoency and a concentrated cogency. Eschew all con glomerations of flatulont garrulity, jejune babblement and asinine affectations. In trying to impress upon others the superior ity of the Wisconsin Cent al lines, and why you and so many others use this thorough fare from St. Paul and Minheapolis and Duluth and Ashland to Milwaukee, Chicago and points east and south, it is not neces sary to use jawbreakers. Let your extem poraneous dlescantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility and vera cicus vivacity, without rhodomontade or thiasonical bombast. Sedulously avoid all all polysyllabic profundity. psittaceous vac ulty, ventriloquial verbosity and vandilo quent vapidity, shun double entendres, prurient jucosity and pestiferous prolanity, obscurent or apparent. In other words, talk plaiunly, natuually, sensibly, and truth fully say the Wisconsin Central lines is the route, and that ends it. - _'- - DOES CURE CONSUMPTION In its First Stages. Be sure yole get the gesnumne. II Recently the follownlcq Notice appeared Is the San Fraisceo Chronicle. "Judge S- had been sick only about two weekls, clld it was oitet ulittil the las three or fottr days that tCle mealo tolki a srrieous tist. At the bCeginilcg of his illness he suilered fronti diihetes arnd steomach disorder. Later the kidleys refesed t perilbrm their functionsnnd lie passed quietly away. Thus ended thei lite of one of the mosnt prominent men in Cali furnia." like thoulslndsl f of others his un tieuly deanth was the result of neglectiug early symptoms of kidtney disease. - F.. I YOU ... are tronhled with diabetes, gravel, or any de racgncInetii tCllthe klidety-s ct uriiriy oltllrgsl dt,'t delay i proper treatmicent tuti yeou rcc forced to give tp your daily dutices; dIuc't waste your tuoiney nit wortiless lltcnellnts and worse placters, but strike at the ecit ofi the dlseaese at once by usilng the greatest of all knlown remledies, tlhe celeblrated Oregon tid.t ncey Ten. It lha saved the lives of thllusnluds." Why should It not utre you? Try it. Plitely vegetable anl pleasant to take. $1.00 a pack age, 6 for $5,00.ob. _ALIFORNIA FRUIT -FWRI A Home That Cannot be Diiplicated in California. THE THOMAS CREEK IRRIGATION & IMPROVEMENT CO, For the first time to-day place their lands before the public. They are situated in the heart of the beautiful Sacramento Valley, the finest location in the State of California, the natural home of the vine, fruit and nuts. No finer oranges are grown in the state than with us. It is absolutely healthy. Our lands are all first-class dark sediment land, all under a high state of cultivation, and under an irrigation ditch. Upon these lands we can show you the largest fig tree in the United States, nearly four feet through, and this last year raised over three tons of figs. The title is United States patent. For a limited time we make the following phenomenal offer: 5 ACRES $200, PAYABLE $2.50 A WEEK. 10 ACRES $400, PAYABLE $5.00 A WEEK. 20 ACRES $800, PAYABLE $10.00 A WEEK. 40 ACRES $1600, PAYABLE $20.00 A WEEK. No payment required down, no interest, and no taxes on deferred payments; or will sell one-third cash and balance in one and two years at 8 per cent. on deferred payments, if desired. Immediate pos session given. In case purchasers desire, we will put it into any kind of fruits or vines desired and care for it until in full bearing at actual cost. Call or send immediately for maps and full information. Western Land Gea, 630 MARKET STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Or A. J. HAMMANS, RED BLUFF, GAb. CHICAGO IRON WORKS Gail, Bumiller & Unzieker 7ZA3----- =. UILDII S OF - -- Deneral Milling and Mining Machinery, Gold Mills, Wet and Dry, Crushing Silver.Mills, Smelting and Concentrating Plants, loisting and Pumpoing works, Cars, L'ages, Skips, Ore Buckets and \Vater Buckets, Self-Oiling Car WXheels, Corliss Engines, Compound and Condensing Engines and Tramnwavs. -SOLE AGENTS FOR TIIHE WORTHINGTON -PUMIPS1~ W.restern Representative, I Office and Works, MEN NO UNZICKER, Hawthorne Ave, and Willow St., No. 4 N. Main St., Helena. CHICAGO, 1LL. BULLE TIN N -O0' TIIE Wholesale Liquor House of I. L, Israel & Co For the Month of January. POSITIVE CLOSING OUT SALE This is no advertising dodge; but I mean business, as prices quoted below will prove. All whiskies are quoted at Eastern prices and are subject to change monthly. Now is the chance for dealers to buy strictly pure whiskies (at Distillers' prices in large quantities) and save freight. Will sell in quantities to suit, froxm one barrel to limit of stock. The following goods in stock: 15 bbls Old Crow, Spring '86...* ......... $3.65 Gallon 2o " Hermitage, Spring '86........... 3.45 " 35 " W. H. McBrayer, Spring 'S7...... 3.25 - 50 " Bond & Lillard, Spring '87....... 2.90 " 30 " James E. Pepper, Spring '87...... 3.o 25 " W. H. McBrayer, Fall '88........ 2.80 " zo " Tea Kettle, Spring '83........... 3.85 " 1o " Nelson, Spring 'o80............. 4.75 '" 5 " Monarch, 'So................ 6.oo - 5 " Gukenheimer Rye, Spring '87.... 3.50 " 15 '" Clifton Spring, Spring '89........ 1.90 " 20 " Anderson ................... ....2.oo00 " U. S. Bonded Warehouse Certificate. Will sell only in 5-bbl. lots' z5o bbls W. IH. McBrayer, Fall 'SS...... $x.25 gallon 25 " James E. Pepper, Spring '91.... .80 roo " W. II. McBrayer, Spring 'go..... .90 50o Bond & Lillard, Spring 'go....... .8o0 50 " lMeliwood, Spring '89.............. 75 " Large Assortment of Case Goods. Consisting of Whiskies, Brandies, Gins, Wines, and all Cordials, Porter, Ale, etc., being the best brands of Im ported Goods in the market, at specially low price. A Large Stock of Cigars Will be Sold at Factory Prices. An additional discount of 5 per cent. on cigars for Cash. Families Can Find the Finest Liquors in the City By the bottle or gallon, at very low prices. Orders by telephone promptly attended to. Telephone No. zaa. I. L. ISRAEL & CO., No. 3 SouthliMain Street.