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Hems of General Interest Told in
COMPLETE NEWS SUMMARY.
eeera at Happenings of Mnch or IJttle
Importance from All Parts or the
Civilized World Prices of Farm Pro
dace la 'Weetern Market.
Phlladephla, Pa. "Jimmy" Logue,
notorious bank robber, died in the
county almshouse; 'aged 62 years.
Los Angeles, CaL The chanJber.of
commerce forwarded the first shipment
ot 'exhibits from southern California
tor the Paris exposition.
South Ashburnnam, Mass. The large
furniture factory of the Allen-Thomp-son-Wfiltney
company was destroyed
by fire at a loss of $50,000.
St Louis, Mo. The Illinois Central
Railroad company subscribed $50,000
toward the $5.000,OCO stock fund of the.
St Louis world's fair.
New York Harry Costello, a driver
of a delivery wagon, shot George Mor
ro, a retired Jeweler, In Brooklyn. Mor--o
may die. CosteUoas arrested.
San Francisco, CaL The Crocker es
tate company has made a gift to the
employes of the Southern Pacific rail
way of the Crocker homestead at Sac
ramento, to be used as a hospital for
Southern Pacific employes.
Paris, IIL The annual reunion of
the Twenty-first Illinois volunteers,
Grant's old regiment, was held here.
Boston, Mass. Sixty-seven trans-Atlantic
steamships. Including many of
the Boston liners, have been chartered
by the 'British admiralty for use in
transporting troops and supplies to the
Hartford. Conn. The National
Prison Association decided to meet
next year In Cleveland, Ohio. E. S.
Wright of Allegheny, Pa., was elected
WrangeL Alaska The entire prop
erty of the Northern Pacific Trading
and Packing company at Klawack, on
Prince of Wales -taktad, about 125
miles from Wrangel. was destroyed by
are. A conservative estimate of the
loss is $190,969.
Sosten, Mass. Dr. Herman Wads
warth Hayley, 25 years old, instructor
,or Latin at the Wesleyan university,
was fannd dead in his room In the
'United States hotel, with his throat
cat Behga-eommltted saiclde.
, Cincinnati Isaac-JTnrBen ot Lonls-
Tille,-employed as salesman, at the
whoJeaale clothing hoaee of Stlx,
Kraase tc Co while showing goods to
a customer ea the f earth floor, sadden
ly ran te a hack, window and jamped to
the graand. He was killed Instantly.
New Tock AJello & Co- Italian
Bankers, have made aa asetgnmeat la
iavor at creditors, witheat preference.
'The amoaat dae to depositors Is esti
mated at asoat $,9. with assets of
Detroit The xeaatea of the Army
f taaaaartaMrntUad the Hat f
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aon was made an heaarsry member.
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I travelers te the -Paelfie coast
ec ue unites states, attracted by xtt
remarkable ellmatic and health coadi
tks. TWt Southern California, the
region of perpetual spring, flowers and
traits, Ta their Journeying they axe
unmindful of the fact that there are
other sections of this great state that
are Irnnsny respects as attractive aaa
1b some more interesting than are
foand along the beatea paths.
The writer and a companion had the
pleasure of venturing duriag the heat
ed portioa of the past summer Into
one ot the remote sections of Califor
nia and by a happychancd feasted up
on the delights of the moantala
heights of the Sierra Nevadas.
In passing it must be acknowledged
that the Southern Pacific Railway Co.
has shown a wonderful amount c fore
sight In securing that great national
highway heretofore known as the Cen
tral Pacific. Mr. Huntington and his,
colleagues have been steadfast in tneir
confidence in the future of this great
road and have veritably startled the
financial world by perfor.ning the al
most Incredible task of redeeming this
great property from the burden of the
mortgage held by the United States.
The passenger department of this
road as well as its freight has respond
ed finely to the able management ot
Mr. McCormack, who accomplished the
great work of building up the Big Four
for the Vanderbllts. and demonstrated
to the world that he was an organiser
of the highest ability.
At Reno our party, by a happy
thought, concluded to try a new route
to the mountain district of the Gold
en State, and through the courtesy of
Mr. E. Gest, m&iager, and Mr. P. R.
Lewis, general ticket agent, had the
pleasure of traveling over the new line
of railroad now being rapidly built
northward to and Into Oregon, namely,
the California, Nevada and Oregon
Railway. We rode northward over a
mountain spur, from whence a magnifi
cent view ot the beautiful city ot
Reno is had, into and up Long Valley,
a great and prosperous pastoral re
gion. This road has a large and in
creasing traffic In stock and merchan
dise and when extended will open up
and develop a fertile agricultural and
an extensive mineral region In the
north. - v-
At Plumas Junction we changed cars
to the Sierra Valleys Railway, and
crossed tho Sierra Nevada Mountain
divide over Beckwlth Pass, and enter
ed - the Interesting and prosperous
This jasss the most feasible railway
route over this .great mountain range,
Js but 5.200 feet above sea level, and is
traversed with the lowest grades ot
any of the mountain passes of this or
any other mountain range In the. Unit
ed States. It seems astonishing that
this natural road over the range-should
have been passed over by the projec
tors of the trans-continental railways.
The pass Is almost entirely free from
snow, is not exposed to driving storms,
can bs approached both from the east
and west by easy and natural grades
and admits one at once to a veritable
The Feather River Valley Is a well
developed and attractive country and
seems formed by nature for -a great
railroad highway. By a gradual de
scent from the headwaters of the river
one Is conducted down Into the great
Sacramento Valley at Oroville, whence
San Francisco harbor Is easily acces
The country Is fairly teeming with
resources and with the requisite capl
tal will respond to the enterprise of
man and yield him wealth like that
flowing from Aladdin's lamp.
After lying vacant for many years,
-almost shunned by man in his blind
ness and perversity. It remained for
Mr. E. C Bowen ot San Francisco to
take the one all Important step ot
halloing a railway over Beckwlth Pass
Into this magnificent valley. It was a
rare stroke of enterprise, and upon the
extension of the road down the valley
will yield a splendid and permanent
return to this enterprising, man. The
railway is now completed to Clalrs
Tille, Plumas County, California, thirty
miles west of Plumas. Junction, and Is
already developing a fine traffic
The road is managed by Mr. Albert
Smith of Clalrsville, a thoroughly pop
ular man, who appreciates the needs ol
the country, has unbounded confidence
in Its future and- has the ability to so
conduct the road as to fester its mate
The contrast between the old meth
ods of gaining access to the world and
the modern railway is too well seen by
the people of this section to in
duce them to do anything other
than foster the Influence that has con
tribsted so much to their well being.
Mr. Smith and his able coadjutor, Mr.
Geo. T. Holman, conductor and train
manager, are well known to their
patrons and are universally esteemed
In 1849 California gained the sou
briquet of the Golden State, but of late
years has had to share the honor of
prefacing the standard of monetary
valae with Colorado, Montana and oth
er states, which have latterly attract
ed so mack attention by the stream ot
golden wealth they have poured Into
the business world.
California has since then digressed
into the field of agriculture and hortl
euttare and has shown pre-eminence
ta these lines, but generations will
eosae and go and sne will continue to
send, forth her gold in abundance. -In
no section of the state more.thaa that,
explored by onr party Is there so much'
la stare for the world. The placers are
feat skimmed over and her qaartxIddeB
are simply waiting far man's aid, for
the time when they will soar oat goM
'aa wealth to the world.
JLnd last bat-not-of. less Importance
to awn -this section reseats almost
Meal dtmatie ceadltieas for the tired
and, akaeoet exhaaeted itMilaon e the
etty, Ben la f oand perfect aomfort
and rest. Ifatare presents aa e?ea
aeek Jor man's pernse! In her ntoun
tataa robed in fares TariarewHa her
jowrs,JMr aaMaarbreaks aadaoWe
tarsals. The.aUya jaowrhere are eon
tfaaaad, delights aariag the heated tana
aad ariag: U the saJearaagaaJtt.aad
JMbBBtBCaaaVtt evSaWOffatsaK asaaV arsVavPam aaam
Tales . of the Big" Battle oi Zapte Told By
ao Eye-Witness. '
At times the fighting on the Island
has progressed very slowly, It seems
to me, writes the Sun correspondent,
but business was taken up with vigor
and dispatch south of Manila, after the
capture of Las Plnas and Paranaque.
It had not been intended then to go
ahead as fast as. we did, but there were
unexpected developments, and General
Lawton la not the man to lose any ad
vantage simply because it comes to
him when he isn't looking for It Our
outposts had been established pretty
well down the road be!ow Las Plnas,
perhaps a mile -or a little more from
the center of the town where the
church Is. One evening when Gen.
Lawton was out a little beyond the
southern outposts some Insurgents hid
den in the woods a few hundred yards
away took a few shots at him. That
set him to wanting more than ever to
know Just wherej they could be found,
and he started out the next morning
with two companies, C and F of the
Twenty-first to make a reconnolssance
on his own hook. It was called a re
cinnolssanco In force, but the force was
mighty small for the work that devel
oped for It to do. As Gen. Lawton
said, after It was all over, he started
out to find the enemy and he found
them by a large majority.
The nottest Dattle or the TTar.
During the big battle that followed,
when the main body was brought up
ttf support the two lone companies, our
men were without protection of any
sort most of the time. They were con
cealed a little by a fringe of bamboo
and scrub that ran along the river
bank and that lined the road. But
there was nothing In any of this stuff
that would stop or even hinder very
much any kind of a bullet the Insur
gents had to fire, pur only protection
was tho old and well-tried onaHaf a
well-directed and hot fire of ourown.
The roar of the guns was Incessant
and all the afternoon the people of Ma
nila, ten miles and more away, knew
that the expected battle of Zapote was
on. In a single ten minutes, out of
about fifty men lying In a road behind
the approach to the bridge, three were
killed on the Instant, one was wounded
so severely that he did not live to reach
Uie hospital, and six others were hit
more or less ceriously. It looked for
a little time as If nobody was going to
get Away unscathed, and the one ci
vilian non-combatant there does not
hesitate to admit that he wished most
heartily to be out ot It He even
yearned for the hummocks of dirt he
had left for the last rush forward and
wondered why he was fool enough to
get out cf such a good place when
once he bad It
The Hen Got Angry-.
Strangely enough, too, you could see
the men getting more and more angry.
They talked among themselves more
than before they bad lost so much. It
was "That was Jones," when a man
was hit or "That was Smith," or
"They've got Brown," and every time
RECONNOISSANCING. (From a Photograph.)
"He started out the next morning with two companies, C and F, of the
Twenty-first to make a reconnolss ance on his own book. It sas called
l , 1 . M .
a reconnolssance ib lores, uui-
it made those who were left more
eager to "get" a Filipino. It developed
Into a rage that found expression once
In a while in wild yell at ths men
heeind the fortifications- aere&s the
arrow river. In the midst of Jhe
Tnmpas Lawton camesp. the road ntb
Capt Sewell of his stat Sewell w'kl
moat as big a man as Lawton, and they
did make a mighty good target for
seaae Filipino as they came along, ap
BBMatly aneonscloas that anybody was
aring a gan la that neighborhood. t
Gea. Overshlae went Oft te talk w4th
Lxwtaa, and the three ntood in the
read and talked for what soemed at
least lea minatea, bat fraeaaly was
aet ftrev The ire did not slacken or
u. aai I lay at the aide ef the
Tend where I W mkk
aettiac l the aeaauy awee.
Lawtaa aa aa ateee seera
second to see him hit He wore his
usual big white helmet and made him
an extra fine mark. The only thing
to show that he knew he was whore a
battle was going on was that be had
dismounted. Perhaps that was be
cause he was afraid of losing his big
Surgeon TJtur with the Wounded.
As the two generals stood there the
surgeons were as busy with the wound
ed as they could be, and the men in
charge of the coolie litter-bearers were
having a hot time getting their
LAWTON'3 COOLNESS. From a Pho tograph.
"They stood there and talked, appare ntly unconscious that anybody was fir
ing a gun In the neighborhood."
"Chinos" up into the mess to take the
wounded to the rear. It is a good deal
to ask, even of a coolie, for 50 cents a
day, and that Mexican. As the doc
tors worked Lawton stood and looked
at them curiously. There were dead
men lying at the side of the road and
another dying. The surgeons could
not work fast enough, and their as
sistants were all busy putting on the
first aid bandages and getting the men
who had been hit In shape to take
back to the hospital. They would no
sooner get one man fixed up than there
would be another hit and needing their
attention. Finally Lawton went away,
walking slowly down the road toward
Las Plnas, and I wondered as he went
what sort of Antlng-antlng the Fili
pinos must think he ha3. Only some
supernatural charm of very great
power can keep so large a man from
serious Injury, In their belief.
The BebeU, Nolr Old Cannon.
About the only diversion we got was
once or twice when the Insurgents
shot at us with a cannon they had
posted somewhere in the woods direct
ly In our front That was a thing to
strlkeHerror to the heart ot a wooden
man, that cannon. Whatever it was
they shot you could hear It coming
before the gun went off. They say the
"scream of the shrapnel" can be heard
only after the shell has passed, and
that Mr. Remington's sympathetic
pictare Is based on n theory which is
not berne out by the facts. However,
I saw a man this morning throw np
beta hands and fall flat .on his face
long before the shell got even with him
and it never did get near him,
The first shell the rebels let ge at as
came Jest over the heads of the men
ef Kealy's battery, who had stationed
two three-lack gaaa aad two of the
jaeaataia gaaa Jeet at the left ef the
read at the eatpeat, aad bars a tew
feet heeled the env
"There waa each a raw whaa-R swat
and so many things fell to the ground,
that at first we thought they were fir
ing cobblestones at us. But when we
looked for the stones we found that
they were Iron balls about an Inch and
a half In diameter. Then we remem
bered that there had been vast plies
of such things in the old navy yard
at Cavtte, and toat was probably where
the rebels got their ammunition. There
could an so doubt that tho thing they
were shooting was a smooth bore, and
Inasmuch as In the first days ot the
row with Spain last year they were
permitted to take as many such old
relics as they wanted from the yard
In Cavlte, It became apparent what
manner of ordnance they were using.
Their aim was all right and they had
the range down very well. The main
difficulty with their execution was that
the shrapnel were so old that the pow
der had all gone bad and the bursting
charge didn't work worth a cent When
the thing blew up Instead of scattering
those little iron balls all over a ten
acre lot, there was hardly enough force
to separate them one from another,
and they fell all together.
Mllllnna In SUnlnc Stock.
Colorado Springs excels all other
cities In this country as an exclusive
market for gold stocks from a single
camp Cripple Creek. For the fiscal
year ending with June, 149,304,297
shares of Cripple Creek gold stocks
were sold by the Colorado Springs mining-stock
exchange. The cash value of
these shares was 523,566.827.64. As
compared with the year previous, the
number of shares sold showed a gain
of 111,620.376. while the cash value in
creased $lb,979,125.22. The cash han
dled by the clearing-house in settle
ment of differences only was $3,979,
631.69. against $2,744,327.49 the year
previous. This record does not Include
the sales of the board of trade, which
was revived during the year. Cripple
Creek's exchange on a single day re
cently sold 16,000 shares, and Denver
exchanges 9.000. On the same day the
Colorado Springs mining exchange sold
030.215. The stocks traded In repre
sent twenty-four producing mines,
twenty-oue developing mines, and
eighty-five unlisted. The total num
ber ot public companies doing business
at Cripple Creek is about 400.
The New German Stampa.
The issue of a new series of Im
perial stamps is announced for the be
ginning of the century. They will be
oblong In shape, like the American
Columbus stamps, and, at the sugges
tion of 'the emperor, they will illus
trate the history of the Hohenzollern
family. One of the designs represents
the union of North and South Ger
many. In the center there are two
warriors, a Prussian and a Bavarian,
grasping hand3, with, Germanla hover
ing over them. Tho whole is en
circled by a landscapejepresinting tho
Fatherland from the Alps on the
south to the Island of Rugen in the
north. Other stamps represent the
national monument to the late Em
per William and the opening of the
first Reichstag of the present reign
by Emperor William II. They will be
Issued from the Imperial Printing of
fice. The postmaster general, being
unable to find a native artist capable
of designing the stamps, engaged the
services of an Englishman, who stayed
in Berlin for about six months, and re
ceived a remuneration ot 10.000 marks
DUa for Cat 'Flowers.
A very pretty dish for cut flowers is
a silver bowl with perforated cover.
This is particularly suitable for long
stemmed panslcs which should be ar
ranged on a bed of feathery green, and
in such a manner that the blossom it
self does not touch the water.
Too many wives will soon spoil the
beet laid plans. Anyone who doeaa't
believe has only to ask William Arm
strong, at present sojourning in a
Seattle JaiL Chicago Poet
"Before marriage it's all bUliac aad
eeeiar. titer marriage It's all hill-lag
aad cnaalag," said the eheervaat dress-
as Jae ntajaai a waetpt J
Tf there fa one thin? on which the
housewife prides herself, it is that of
that the wearing apparel may be the
admiration ot alL The washing is a
small matter, any one almost can do
that but to have the linens present
that flexible and glossy appearance
after being Ironed requires a fine qual
ity of starch.
Ask your grocer for a coupon book
which will enable you to get tho first
two packages of this new starch "Red
Cross" trademark brand, also two of
the children's Shakespeare pictures
painted In twelve beautiful colors as
natural as life, or the Twentieth Cen
tury Girl Calendar, all absolutely free.
This is one of the grandest offers
ever made to Introduce "Red Cross"
laundry starch, J. C. Hublnger's latest
Kobodr to "Saw" nim,
A Sunday school superintendent at
the close of an address on the crea
tion, which he was sure he had kept
within the comprehension of the least
intelligent of the scholars, smilingly
invited questions. A shy boy, with a
white, eager face and large brow, at
once held -up his hand. "Please, sir,
why was Adam never a baby?" The
superintendent coughed In some doubt
as to what answer to give, but a little
girl of 9, the eldest of several brothers
and sisters, came promptly to his aid.
Tlease, sir," she said, smartly,
"there was nobody to nuss him."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
YON YONSON IN DENVER.
A clever piece of advertising ap
peared in the Denver papers this week.
It was the story of how "Yon Yonson"
went to Denver, as follows:
At coom en on das Burlington
Das vas snap-Hshtnln tren!
Ay tenk de yourney yust begun
Ven "Too-oo-ootl" and bar Ay base!
Das pooty quick yo bat roae life.
But not a yolt or yar
Ven Ay got back Ay to!" mae vlfa
Has mos' eo fast lak her.
Ay coom dar saven yar ago
Mat em-gran" tren: das bum!
Ay tenk das railroads yust so slow
Laic Judgment day vaa coom.
En ven das Ilghtnln tren today
Yoom oop Into da air
En fly yust lak a baanl avay
Ay tenk Ay shed ma hair.
Ay got sax dollar money en
Mae pocket: das all right:
En you yust bat mae life dar bane
A hot tam har tonight.
Farrot Grabbed His Brelld.
Chester (Pa.) Cor. Philadelphia
North American: Dr. Harry Taylor of
this city was attacked by a vicious par
rot which caught him by the eyelid
and refused to let go. notwithstanding
the doctor's vigirous effort to shake
him off. The bird wa3 finally beaten
so that he released the doctor. It was
at first thought that the sight was In
jured, but It Is believed that the Injury
will be confined to the lid, which is
Deafnets Cannot Be Cured
by local applications as they cannot reach the
fllseaked portion of the ear. There Is only cue
way to core deafness, and that is by consti
tutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an
Inflamed condition of the mucus lining of the
Eustachian Tube. -When ibis tube is inflamed
you have n rumbling sound or Imperfect hear
in?, and when It 1 entirely closed deafness Is
the result, and unless the Inflammation can be
taken ont and this tube restored to Its normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cakes out of ten are caused by catarrh,
which Is nothing but an Inflamed condition of
the rnucu nurfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case
ct Deafness (ranted by catarrh) that cannot
be cured by Balls Catarrh Cure. Send for
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, a
Sold byDruggists. 71c
Hall's Family Pills are the best
Boon to Impecunious Smokers.
llr. Suchsland, a German scientist
has discovered that the aroma of to
bacco Is due to microbes, and it is said
he will patent, if he can, a process
for making cheap cigars smell like
Its wonderful resources and superior
advantages to homeseekers are set
forth in a handsome illustrated pam
phlet just issued by the Frisco Line
Passenger Department Copy will be
mailed free on application to Bryan
Snyder, General Passenger Agent St
Better were It to be unborn than
to be Ill-bred. Sir W. Raleigh,
"A Gentle Wind
of Western Birth"
Tells no sweeter story io kmumiiy than
the announcement thai the hexUh-giver
And hejtUh-BHnger, Hoofs SirsipArUU,
teUs of the birthof anerxof good ficaMfu
Mis the one ttflaife specific for the cere
of aHUood, stomach and Beer booties.
W a1 aMV J M M ITWCT?Prw
WILL KEEP YOU DRY.
Dt be fceW wifli a mackintosh
or robber cart. If ycaMaeet
tbatwiS kerp yea dry in the hrt
est stoae buy the Fish Brand
SRcfcer. If aotfor sale la year
tews, write for catalogue to
A J. TOWER. BeieW. Mess.
8. H. ETASS. 1010 T SWWa.
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