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Quick Witted Indian.?The late Clement Scott, the English dramatic critic, took a profound interest In the American Indian. He had at his tongue's tip a hundred incidents wherewith to illustrate odd phases of the Indian's character. "As a rule," he once said, "we regard the Indian as a straightforward, frank, blunt fellow. We don't associate with him any idea of wiles, or craft, or subtle humor. As a matter of fact, though, the American Indian is very often full of mean tricks and jokes. "There was a farmer in the west one summer who was hard put to it for help upon his farm. Indians were plentiful in the neighborhood, but they were poor workmen. Always tired, they would put down the hoe or the rake as soon as the master's back was turned, and selecting a cool spot, they would lie down on the grass and sleep the day away. "But one morning a very tall, robust Indian asked the farmer to give him work. ""No/ said the white man. 'You will get tired. You Indians are always get ling urea. " 'Oh, no,' said the other. 'This Injun never get tired. This Injun not like the rest.' " 'Well, I'll try you,' said the farmer, and he engaged the man. He put him to work in a wheat field; then he went away for an hour or two. When he returned he found the Indian asleep under a tree. " 'Here, wake up, here,' he cried. 'You told me you never got tired.' " 'Ugh,' said the other, ya.wning, 'this Injun don't. But if he not lie down often he would get tired, just the same as the rest.'" Hard on t.rb Aborigine.?"The Australian aborigine," said a traveler. "is the most fearsome savage that there is in the world. Scientists say he is lower than a good many kinds of monkeys, and this I can readily believe. "It would be necessary for you to have seen one of these Australian sav- J ages in order to appreciate the perfect innocence and good faith of the consolatory remark that a Scottish servant made to his employer, a recent immigrant. "Colonel Sir George Clark, of the Victoria government, told me about this remark. He said the immigrant had killed an aborigine by accident, and was grieving a good deal at having taken a human life. "His servant, a day or two after the affair, got hold of some information that he thought, would cure his employer's grief completely. " 'Man,' he said, 'ye needna fret onv mair about the creature you killed, for I have been credibly informed by trustworthy eyewitnesses that there's hundreds mair of them in the interior.' " Tbndbr and True.?Squire Benson was often consulted" in cases of family difficulty resulting from the storm and stress of time or temper, and he derived a good deal of amusement from the tales told in his little office. "Is it true that you threw something at Mike that caused the swelling over his eye?" the squire asked a little wiry Irishwoman who appeared sobbing at his door one day half an hour after her husband had departed. "Yis, I did," said the little woman, catching her breath, "but I niver wint to hurt him, an' he knows it well. We'd just eonie home rrom me cousin's weddin', an' I was feeling kind of soft to Mike, an' I axed him if he loved me as much as he did the day we was married, an'?he was so slow answerin' me that I up wid the mop an' flung it at him, Squire Benson, for if we poor women don't have love our hearts just breaks inside of us!" Another Account.?"Mr. Tomkins," said the head of a firm, "you are a personal friend of Mr. Robertson's, I understand?" "That is so, sir," said Tomkins. "Well, I wish you'd try to get this account from him. Nobody else can, and it's a long time overdue." Tomkins agreed to try, but the next morningf his face wore a somewhat curious expression. "Well." said the head, "how did you get on?" "You see, I called there last night and saw the old man. 'Mr. Robertson," I said to him. 'I've called to ask you if? And then he caught me up. 'That's all right, my boy,' said he, 'you can have her. I hope you'll be happy!" Then he told me I should find Amelia downstairs and shut the door on me." Witness Agreed With the Lawyer.?"Several weeks ago," said Judge Monroe. "I saw a witness take down a lawyer in great fashion. The witness was a farmer and he was in court complaining that a certain fellow had stolen some of his ducks. " 'Do you know that these are your ducks?' asked the lawyer. " 'Oh yes. I should know them anywhere.' and then the farmer went into detail in describing the ducks and telling just why he would know them. " "But these ducks are no different from any other ducks,' said the lawyer. 'I have a good many in my yard at home just like them.' " That's not unlikely,' said the farmer. These are not the only ducks I have had stolen in the last few weeks.'" A Grasping Minister.?"Have you a good minister?" asked a summer visitor of a rural resident in New England. "Waal, he would be ef he warn't quite so graspin'." "How does he show that he is grasping?" "Waal, last winter when we gave him a donation party an' carried him a lot o' veg'tables an' other truck an' $40 in money, he warn't willin' that the money should go on his salary." "But I suppose he doesn't get a very large salary." "Waal, purty fair?a hundred an' fifty dollars a year."?New York Tribune. JHwUanroiwi grading. IN COUNTIES ADJOINING. News and Comment Clipped From Neighboring Exchanges. CHEROKEE. Gaffney Ledger, August 2: Mr. T. C. MacMackin left yesterday for his old home near Clover, in York county, where he will spend some time with relatives and friends Mr. Shields Allison, one of our best farmers and one who had his crop almost destroyed by hail a few weeks ago, says his cotton is putting out new branches and leaves, and some squares, but he !* !<* >tnnA nf mnn>i PAftnn fmm liao IIlllC 11UJ/C VI IIIUVM wvw? ?it as he thinks it will be too late to mature .Mr. J. N. Lipscomb has been elected president of the Gaffney Telephone company. This assures good service in the future as in the past Mr: and Mrs. Clarence Gray, of Oklahoma, arrived in th^ city Friday to pay an extended visit to relatives and friends. They received a cordial greeting: from their many friends here, all of whom would be glad if they would make Gaffney their home again The directors of the Gaffney Savings Bank met last Friday and elected D. C. Ross president, J. , G. Wardlaw vice-president, and Maynard Smyth, cashier. B. L. Hames was added to the board of directors. ....As evidence of the promising condition of the growing corn crop, Mr. Fred "V. Turner showed us yesterday twelve "nubbins" that grew in one shuck, and said he left one good ear on the same stalk Miss Harley Burriss of Anderson, Miss Mary Durst of Greenwood, and Miss Wilma Cor- i rell of Concord, N. C., all college mates of Miss Bird Crawley, attended her i funeral Sunday. CHESTER. 1 Lantern, August 2: The parsonage ; at the Baptist church was burnt Sab- i bath night. Some time after the close ; of the services in the church, the par- i sonage was discovered to be on fire, | and the alarm was given. Mr. Shel- i ton, the pastor, in Mrs. Shelton's absence, was at Mr. Monroe Carpenter's, . and no one was in the house at the ; time. The fire had made much pro- i gress before any effort could be made i towards extinguishing it. As soon as < help arrived every effort was made to ! save the furniture. About threefourths of the furniture was saved, about one-third of this being consid- ; erably damaged by fire and water. < Mr. Shelton fortunately saved his i books, which are indeed a fine collec- i tion. It is thought that the fire ori- i ginated on the first floor, but no one 1 knows how it originated, although < many theories have been suggested. ; A negro woman named Belle i Anderson bought a ticket for Wash- j ington at Edgmoor Friday afternoon, | and left on the vestibule, but she did j not reach the journey's end; she died ; before the train reached Catawba < Junction. Her body was brought back ] to Edgmoor on 41, the next train. It ] is probable that her heart was ; affected and her death hastened on j account of fright, as she had never \ ridden on the train before Mr. ( Gill Hollis, who is stenographer for < the passenger agent of the Seaboard in > Atlanta, is spending a few days with ] nis parents, air. anu airs. r. jl. nui- ) lis at Rodman The surviving mem- ' bers of the Chester Guards of the 6th i South Carolina regiment will hold a < reunion at New Hope Methodist i church, Friday, August 12th. Rev. E. < A. Wilkes of Rock Hill, will be present ! and deliver an address to the surviv- ; ors of the company. All soldiers, can- i didates and everybody else is invited 1 to come One of Chester county's < most substantial citizens who has 1 been about over the county right con- 1 siderably, says that crops in Chester ' are the best he has seen here in at < least fifteen years, corn being especial- 1 ly fine....Mr. Skinner and little Miss ] Annie Gantt of Winnsboro, came up I yesterday afternoon to meet Mrs. 1 Gantt and two children, who were re- ' turning from a visit to Clover and all i returned to Winnsboro on the night I train The Seaboard is hauling i solid train loads of peaches these days. ( One hundred cars of peaches, making < six solid train loads passed through < Chester Sabbath. These peaches are 1 being transferred from Atlanta to 1 Richmond. One of the employes of 1 the road said yesterday that the com- 1 pany would handle at least 1,000 car- i loads during the season The com- I mittee of citizens who are promoting the good roads picnic which will be held in the grove just across the Rossville road from Old Purity church, I about two and one half miles south of this city, met yesterday afternoon in the office of R. B. Caldwell, Esq. < With the exception of one or two j gentlemen, who were kept away by other business, every one who had 1 been asked to do anything In connec- < tion with the arrangements for the i big occasion was present and reported that the work which had been assigned to him was either accomplished or was well under way. LANCASTER. Review, August, 3: A stranger, a young white man, aroused some suspicion here one afternoon last week by offering to sell a horse and rubber tired buggy to the Heath-Elliott stables for S75, and finally offering to take $25 for the outfit. The matter was reported to Policeman Pardue, who promptly arrested the stranger. He gave more than one name, but finally admitted that his name is Jno. Thompson, and that the horse and buggy belonged to one Black of Charlotte, from whom he had hired the turnout. He was lodged in jail and the facts telegraphed to Charlotte. An officer from that city subsequently came down and got Thompson, and the horse and buggy were turned over to the owner....The Charleston Sunday News contains a lengthy but intensely interesting article upon the subject of the birthplace of Andrew Jackson, written for that journal by Mr. A. S. Sally, Jr., of Charleston. The writer effectually disposes of the claim a _ i? r>.. ~ Vw, niciut? uy ranuii turn uiucio uuu mt seventh president of the United States was a native of North Carolina, showing conclusively, by Jackson's own statements and strong corrobor- ! ative evidence, that he was born in South Carolina, in the Waxhaw sec tion of this county.. Pictures of the famous Jackson vase and of the Boykin map of Lancaster county, made in 1820, appear in the article. Mr. Salley's production is invaluable from an historical standpoint, and it should be republished in pamphlet form and distributed throughout the schools of the state, and especially should it be in the hands of every citizen of Lancaster... .The .interesting and impressive ceremonies install ing Rev. Paul A. pressiey as pastor 01 the Lancaster and Shlloh .A. R. P. churches, held in the former church last Thursday, were witnesses by a large and appreciative congregation. Rev. J. S. Moffatt, D. D.P of Chester, presided and delivered the installation sermon, also the address to the people. The address to the pastor was made by Rev. W. C. Ewart, of Yorkville. Ledger, August 3: Mrs. Laura Drennan of York county is the guest of Mrs. J. M. Hood Mr. Thomas Beckham, who has been under treatment at the Rock Hill hospital, returned home Saturday... .Mrs. G. B. Barron and Miss Addie Freeman are visiting friends in Charleston The new mail route, to be known as Heath Springs R. F. D. No. 1, was started last Monday. Mr. Dixon Ellis is the carrier. The route is from Heath Springs via Pleasant Hill, Fork Hill, Longsville, White Bluff by J. M. Hinson's and through the Caston neighborhood back to Heath Springs Miss Bessie Bynum of Columbia and Miss Sophie Bynum of Rock Hill, visited Mrs. G. B. Barron at this place the past week The ninth annual meeting of the stockholders of the Lancaster Cotton mills was held in the president's office last Monday. About seven-eightha of the stock was represented. The report of the secretary and treasurer was very gratifying Considering existing conditions in the mill business The board of directors elected was as follows: Col. Leroy Springs, W. T. Gregory, T. S. Carter, W. C. Thomson and T. Y. Williams, of this place, Stephen A. Jenks of Pawtucket, R. I., and Arthur S. Wattles of Canton Junction, Mass. After the adjournment of the stockholders' meeting, the directors met and re-elected . tlpe old officers, viz: Col. Springs president, W. T. Gregory vice president, and W. C. Thomson, secretary and treasurer. GASTON. Gastonia Gazette, August 2: Mr. Howard Riddle of Bethel, spent Sunday in the city Cards are out announcing the marriage on August 10th at 3 p. m. of Rev. D. T. Johnson, pastor of the Episcopal churches, both here and at Lincolnton, to Miss Katharine MePherson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. MePherson, near Fayettei'iile A party consisting of the following gentlemen will leave uasiunla Friday, August 5th, in wagons for i. ten days' trip into the mountains: Messrs. J. Frank McArver and two 30ns. J. E. Page, H. H. Spencer, J. A. Hunter, Albert Rankin, Tobe McArver, Robert Jackson, Capt. J. Q. Holland, Dr. H. F. Glenn and Capt. W. I. Stowe. Others may join the party later Gastonia wants every old soldier in the county, with his wife and daughters, to be here next Thursday. Some have thought the reunion would be on the second Thursday in Au? ?ust but it is the first Thursday?next Thursday, August 4th. Let all remember this and be on hand. The veterans will hold their meetings in the opera house. The officers of the camp are on the lookout for a good speaker for the occasion. Capt. J. D. Moore will deliver the address of wel" :'ome to his comrades. After the morning exercises, dinner for the veterans, their wives and daughters, will be spread in Dr. Adams' new store building, so rain or shine the dinner will be on hand. Let every veteran come and be welcome Called to the work of evangelist in Albemarle presbytery, Rev. M. McG. Shields has tendered his resignation as pastor of the Gastonia Presbyterian church. The congregation will be requested next Sunday morning to concur with King's Mountain presbytery in assenting to his release Rev. C. I. Morgan, the popular and successful pastor 3f the Lutheran church here, was recently called to a pastorate near Sal isoury. ?ie tenaereu ma to his people here, but they declined to accept it. Sunday morning, much to the delight of his congregation, he innounced that he would remain as their pastor. TEXAS STEERS. Long-Horned, Fierce Variety of Cattle Has Almost Disappeared. There was a time when the "Texas steer" breed of cattle covered the grazing grounds of the southwest. They were the descendants of the longhorned cattle which the early Spanish explorers and adventurers brought from their homes across the seas. Hundreds of thousands of them ranged the unfenced pastures, rendering little more than a small tribute of hide and tallow to the Mexican, or beef to the Indian. Finally, the cowboy came into existence, and these wild denizens of the plains were dragged from their high estate and became the subjects of sordid commerce. These cattle were rough in appearance, and usually brown, dun and black in color, there being no deep reds and roans. Their horns, however, were their really distinguishing feature. These were certainly immense, often from four to five feet across from tip to tip. They were naturally wild brutes. Some of them could never be rounded up, but had to be shot in order that the others might be got under some kind of control. There were in every herd a fow fitrhforo wfiinVi tho nnwhnvs nailed "moss-heads." They would fight viciously among themselves or with the other cattle and would frequently gore the horses of the cowboys to death. The long horns have now practically all disappeared. Their place has been taken by graded and thoroughbred cattle of a much larger size and value. ?Kansas City Journal. X-v "I understand," said Mrs. Bontonne, "that your wife has a fad for collecting antique vases. It's a pity you haven't some fad, too, Mr. Humphries; they're just lovely." "I have one," said Mr. Humphries, rather shortly. "My fad is collecting the stuff with which Mrs. Humphries collects the vases."?Indianapolis Sun. BUTTE, A HELL ON EARTH. Unrivalled Mining City, Where No Vegetable Will Grow. There Is a hell on earth; It Is Butte, Montana. Since four prospectors from Nevada struck this town little more than forty years ago miners have dug froip the mountain side on which Butte stands nearly one-half a billion dollars' worth of gold, silver and copper?more than has come from any other camp in the world. It is not strange, then, that John D. Rockefeller and Henry H. Rogers have their names linked with this city of riches. In Butte three mining magnates have made their fortunes?Mar cus Daly, Senator W. A. Clark and 1 August Heinze. ( But why do they call Butte the earth- I ly realm of Satan? Chiefly because 1 roasting ores give off fumes of sul- > phur. This smoke?the color of wa- 1 tered milk?sometimes gets as thick as a London fog. It kills all vegetation. Not one green leaf flutters in I Butte; nor does a sprig of grass grow < there. Bleak, indeed, are the rolling ' masses of sand and rock over which Mary McLane trod while waiting for i the coming of the devil. To this place, so barren of verdure 1 yet so fruitful in rich materials, the winds of fortune have blown people i from every clime. Stand any hour of the day or night on a street corner in ] Butte and there will brush against you 1 Bagpipers, Shamrocks, Cousin Jacks, < I-tank-sos, Windmillers, Parlez-vous, i Wacht-am Rhelns, Rags-Old- Iron- i Rags, Vodkas, Bohemians, Roumanians, Wallachlans, Turks, some from the I Piraeus, banana peddlers, bull fighters, t Arabs, Armenians, Persians, Indians? < both East and American?Cingalese, < Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese. ' P?onl? Ara All Plunders. Not one of the 13,000 miners of Butte 1 earns less than $3.50 a day, and they 1 all spend their money like prodigal 1 sons. In the old open gambling days, ' not long gone by, drill-drivers wearing 1 flannel shirts have bet stacks of silver and gold slugs with the recklessness of ' royal rakes at Monte Carlo. The people are all plungers. Two ' men came up to a cigar case. "Let's ' shake the box," said one. ' As they lit their cigars the other 1 asked: "How much do you want for J that mine, anyway?" "Thirty-five thousand," was the an swer. "Give you twenty-five," said the other. "Won't take twenty-five," replied his friend, "but I'll Just shake dice whether you give me twenty-five thousand or 1 fifty," "All right. First flop or horses?" "First flop,," came back the answer. 1 They each rolled the dice out only 1 once. The man who lost wrote his ' check for $50,000 with a lead pencil. The mayor of Butte is Patrick Mul- 1 lins. Years ago "Pat," as everybody 1 calls him, ran a boarding house in the ' camp. Once the mines shut down. ' Some of Pat's boarders got out of ] money. He rose up in the dining room 1 one morning at breakfast time and ' made a speech: The Winning of a Mayoralty. "B'ys," said he, "they've shut down the mines and some of yez Is out of dough. But, I'll tell yez, ye've sthuck to Pat whin ye've had the stuff and now Pat will sthick to yez. Olve got two calr loads of pertates and wan cair load of hams in the ciliar. As long as they's a spur and a pace of malt lift ye ate wid me. Pay whin ye get the coin." ( So when Pat's party were afraid of losing the election they put him up for mayor. As one of the miners said to me: "He won hands down." Soon after taking the oath of office it was the duty of the mayor to welcome President Roosevelt, who visited Butte. j The mayor put on his first dress suit. At a banquet, as soon as the guests sat down, the mayor arose, rapped on the table and said: "Gintlemin, Ol will in- ' throdoce to yez a mon who naids no inthroodooction. He's the hayrow of Santiago. B'ys (to the waiters,) bring on the brug." Three Great Characters. The history of Butte is the history of its three great mining men?Daly, ' Clark, Heinze, Take the characters of these men. Daly was playing poker one night in a Butte club. Another In the 1 game was a man of small means. Daly < held four aces and drew one card. The ] other drew one card also, and made a ' king full. ( "Bet J500," said the man with the full. 1 "I'll see the $500 and raise ye a wnue chip," said Daly; "but, my friend, don't raise me, for I've got ye bait." The other man, who had lost $1,500, put his checks on the table for $3,000. Had he lost he .would have been a ruined man. Daly knew this. "And what have ye got?" said Daly, seeing the raise. "A king full," replied the other player, raking in the money. "It's good, Jerry," said Daly, throwing down his winning hand, thinking no one had seen it. "That man Helnze," said one gentleman, "is the greatest plunger that ever struck Butte. Why, do you know, I saw him playing poker the other night and he would always flip a $20 gold piece to see whether or not he should call a raise." Born in Ireland, Marcus Daly, when 15, came to America, working first at Brooklyn as a dock hand. Later he 1 went to California, where he did placer 1 mining. Hagin and Texis, mining men 1 of 'Frisco, sent him to Utah. Here he c met the Walker brothers, who had him 1 go to Butte in 1876 to inspect the old ' Alice mine. Daly went into Butte car- s rying a blanket on his back; he died 1 worth $15,000,000. ^ The Victory of the Anaconda. J They tell that after selling his share i in the Alice, Daly went in with Haggln e and Texis and bought the Anaconda. < The Californian sent an expert to look a at the mine. This man said it was 1 worthless and started back to San Francisco to make his report. Daly was out of money, but he himself and 1 a few faithful men kept digging. They t struck rich ore. Daly borrowed money i and got a horse. He sent a messenger J to 'Frisco with new ore samples. "Ride 1 this horse until he drops; then get an- t other," said Daly. "Bait that d?d ex- i pert to California." Daly's man got 1 :here first. Haggln and Texts put In nore money. Thus, they say, was started the Anaconda mine which the Daly company sold In 1899 to the Amalgamated company, In which Rockefeler and Rogers hold large Interests, for [33,000,000. Daly's money came to him easy; It vent the same way. He was broadrauged. Anaconda, where he built his smelter, needed a hotel, Daly built a fine one and lost on It 350,000 a year. He wanted a good newspaper In the town; he started the Standard, which vent 1300,000 In the hole the first four ^ears. He took to horses; on the Bitter Root Stock Farm, In Montana, he spent Jl.000,000 a year. On this ranch ?one of the most oeauurui in ine world?he raised the famous racers Ogden, Harburg and Tammany. Giving away fine horses was one of his Tads. Should a friend take a fancy to a. horse Daly would say: "Take him; lie Is yours." Clarke Met His Fortune. "Clarke must be a bright man to have come out here with nothing and cleaned up a hundred millions," was a remark made to an old Montana miner. "Nothing so very bright about It," answered the miner. "He was here; It was here; they got together. Somebody had to do it." "Do you know the Senator?" was asked. "Know him? Well, I guess yes. I panned in the same placer diggin's with him down here In Jeff Davis's Gulch, close to Dillon. He was born in Pennsylvany, and teached school In Missouri. This made him close-fisted, I guess, He comes out to Colorady, and then up here to Montany, In '63. He held on to the first thousand he got and went a t -?j of,*tr JOWn to Odii liUKt; aim uu ugiu otuu and freighted it in and sold it to the boys. Flour got scarce, and he sold It for a dollar and a half a pound. Then be got a little log store, then a bank; then he got a lot of copper claims, and now, "if it hadn't been for Marcus Daly, he'd have the whole damned country." "But' didn't you have just as good a :hance as he did?" "Sure; but I argyed, what's the use of havin' it unless you git somethin' out of It. Like most of the boys, I blowed mine In for booze and chips. Still, ain't got no kick comin'. Montany's been pretty square with me. I've had a good time?better"n Clark, I expect." Made Use of His Chance. Clark made use of his chance. He was In the richest mining camp in the world. As can be done in many places ?even in Butte?for small amounts he jot Interests in claims. He went to Columbia university and studied metallurgy. He examined mines for himself. He did his own assaying. Others could bave done what Clark did; but Clark lid 11. Clark is one rich man who knows what he is worth. He pays strict attention to every detail of his business. He is one of the busiest men in America. He owns many mines outside of Butte. Of the United Verde at Je ome, Ariz., the richest of copper mines lie is the sole owner. He has sugar aeet farms in California, coffee plantations in Mexico, lumber camps, coal nines, stock ranches, business property, and just recently has built a rail-oad from Salt Lake City to Los Anjeles. Aside from this he has found time to study French and German and :o collect fine paintings. Heinze, The Wizard. Heinze is a wizard. He is the bright;st man Butte has produced. In the ast few years he has made millions. He struck Butte at the age of 20 in 89. He was first engineer in the Boston and Montana mine, controlled by Lewissohn Brothers of New York. It s said that they turned Heinze off. He irganized a company to smelt ores for ndependent mines. He made money iut of this. Then he filed claims right in the midst of the big working mines. iV law of Montana allows the one who )wns the apex of a vein to have the ore wherever it may drift. Heinze knew the ground. He got a valuable apex, md brought suit for a property worked iy others. He won. This brought on letween Heinze and Rockefeller the jreat fight which is not yet finished. The Feud of Daly and Clark. But Butte without rivals in it would lot be Butte. The greatest feud which ;ver existed there was that between Daly and Clark. Although they were )rothers-in-law, It lasted until Daly's leath. This feud, on account of which Daly ind Clark squandered millions, began, :hey say, over a horse race. In one ace Daly's horse beat Clark's. Clark an in a racer and skinned Daly. Then mr wan nn Whan T">alv had SDent a jreat deal on his Anaconda smelter, Ulark cornered the right on the only ivater nearby. Daly had to pay him a jonus of over $100,000. This was the dearest $100,000 that Ulark ever made. In *87 Clark ran for :ongress against Thomas Carter. Clark hought that Daly would support him. Chey were both Democi^ts. This would nean his election. But early on the nornlng of the election Daly went to lis foremen and to his men in the nines and to the boys in Dublin Gulch ind said: "By's, your ould frlnd Mar:us wants ye to bait Clark. Air ye .vith me?" Tom Carter won. More Than $40 a Vote. Clark came back at Daly. In '89 Day wanted the state capital moved from ilelena to Anaconda. Clark was for Uolnna Konn nca Flnlv Wflfl ffir AnaCOIl la. The fight was the bitterest political >attle ever fought In the United States. There were about 50,000 voters in the state, and the campaign cost Clark and Daly over $2,000,000?more than $40 a rate. Concert troupes toured the state singing the praises of Anaconda. Nothng was too good for those who favor;d Helena. "Vy," said a German, "talk ibout champagne! Eef a man vanted ,'lne he would make him take a bat' in t." Clark won. Clark wanted to be senator In '98. Daly said he should not "rlpresint Monana in the senate." The legislature net at Helena. In the Hotel Helena >10,000 bills flitted through the halls ike green bats. One morning three of hem flew over the transom of a legslator's room and lit upon the floor, fhe representative said they came from Daly. No one claiming: the $30,000, It became a part of the state's school fund. Won When Daly Was Dead. Clark got a majority of the votes, but Daly contested the election. Clark resigned and the same day got a mysterious appointment. Clark was finally elected to the senate without protest, but not until his old rival, Daly, was dead. They dug from the mines of Butte more mineral wealth than from any other place on earth. The total output of one year was nearly $65,000,000?almost three times as much as the whole state of California produced. Just one of the mining companies, the Anaconda, got for one year's products $23,000,000; Its profit was over $5,000,000. The company worked more than 6,000 men and paid them in .wages over $7,000,000 ?$600,000 a month. The cost of coal for the Anaconda was $1,400,000 and Its bill for candles for 12 months amounted to over $50,000.?Charles N. Crewdson, In the Philadelphia Record. RUSSIAN PROPHET. Predicted Japanese Supremacy Nearly One Hundred Years Ago. That the Japanese would one day be rulers of the ocean coast-of Asia Is the prediction made almost a century ago in the book of a Russian naval observer, whose prophecy seems not unlikely of fulfillment at the present time. In 1811 Captain Vaslll Golawin of the Imperial navy was Instructed to cruise among the coral archipelagoes of the Pacific to ascertain which of these were inhabited by the Japanese, and accordingly he set sail from Odessa in the, Diana, arriving some two months later off the coast of Yezo. T3.,? nno nr tllln />nn(M nf On ntftin Golawln's book are extant, one of them being in the library of the Winter Palace at St. Petersburg. Published In 1815, "Captain Golawin's Captivity in Japan," throws an interesting light upon the physical and moral characteristics of the Japanese nation at a time when little, if anything, definite was known by Europeans?particularly in Russia?of the traits of the Mongolian island people. Of the observations contained in Captain Golawin's book, the following are of current Interest: "I praise the Japanese for their skill. They will one day be, probably, rulers of the ocean coast of Asia. And what can Russia do, being so far away from this border? Should the Japanese introduce European civilization and European political systems, the Chinese would be obliged to do the same, and those two people could then give to Europe another face. Happenings such as the Chwostow raids (1792) would give suggestion to them to build European warships, and a small fleet could be raised to begin with. Many European inventions could be reproduced in Japan?and without the brains of a Peter the Great?simply by the combination of circumstances and of the natural advantages of Japan. "Certainly, with European models. Japan could build men of war very easily and man them quickly with I brave sailors. The population Is pe- J culiarly adaptable to naval requirements by reason of the insular position of the country. The people comprehend easily, and, given adequate instruction, would supplant Europeans as navigators. "The Japanese lack only one quality, namely, terrestrial bravery; but their deficiency in this respect is only because of the peace-loving character of their government. After a very long time they lose all capacity to shed blood, I think. As an entire people they are not timid, however, whose forefathers were the terrors of the whole world. "Collectively, Europe has bigger brains than Japan, but individually the Japanese have cleaner ideas and are spiritually higher in fundament, particularly when the lower classes of the territories are compared. And many of their ideas are correct, as, for instance, a simple soldier demonstrated to me the spherical shape of the earth upon a round-bottomed tea cup."?New York Times. ?<r Mr. Pompous (newly elected): "I want to have my picture taken." Photographer: "Yes, sir. Cabinet, sir?" Mr. Pompous: "No, house of representatives." EASY WRITING. People who write a great deal usually find the work very tiresome when using an ordinary steel pen. Good writers everywhere use and recommend the Parker "Lucky Curve" Fountain Pen, because it enables writers to do the maximum amount of writing with the minimum amount of labor. I have Parker "Lucky Curve" Fountain Pens, $1.50 to $6. You had better buy one. T. W. SPECK, The Jeweler. PHOTOGRAPHY ZS AN ART AND it takes an artist to be a photographer. One who is not an artist doesn't stand much of a chance of making a success at photography, i have given years of study to this especial line and I can say with pride that my work will compare favorably with that of any photographer in this section. The best and most perfect photo graphs are the result or experience and not experiments. I do all of my developing, retouching and finishing, thereby obtaining the best possible results. As Far As Prices Are concerned, you need not worry yourself along that score. I know that my prices are reasonable and you will agree with me when I tell you what they are. I am also prepared to develop and print pictures taken with pocket cameras. If you have a Kodak or Vive or any other camera, and for any reason you can't develop and print your pictures, bring them to me at my gallery on West Liberty street. J. R. SCHORB. CAROLINA ft NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. Schedule Effective July 10, 1904. Nortbbomd. Pasieager. Mixed. Chester Lv 9 00am 4 30am Alrlee Lv 9 08am 4 42am Ix)wrys Lv 9 18am 4 57am McConnells Lv 9 28am 5 17am Guthries Lv 9 33am 5 27am Yorkville Lv 9 48am 5 57am Filbert Lv 10 00am 6 36am Clover Lv 10 11am 6 53afn Bowlln Lv 10 19am 7 24am Crowders Lv 10 24am 7 32am . Gastonla Lv 10 38am 9 00am Llncolnton Lv 11 50am 10 45am Newton Lv 12 28pm 12 15pm Hickory Lv 12 57pm 2 45pm Lenoir Ar 2 10pm 5 05pm 8enthboan4. Passenger. MIxN. Lenoir Lv 2 40pm 4 00am Hickory Lv 3 32pm 6 05am Newton Lv 3 59pm 7 20am Lincolnton Lv 4 37pm 8 25am Gastonla Lv 5 25pm 1 30pm Crowders Lv 5 42pm 1 50pm Bowlin Lv 5 46pm 2 00pm Clover Lv 5 54pm 2 15pm Filbert Lv 6 05pm 2 50pm Yorkville Lv 6 14pm 3 05pm Guthries Lv 6 32pm 3 44pm McConnells .....Lv 6 37pm 3 53pm Lowrys Lv 6 48pm 4 12pm Airlee Lv 6 59pm 4 31pm . Chester Ar 7 07pm 4 45pm CONNECTIONS. Chester?Southern Ry., S. A. L. and L. & C. Yorkville?Southern Railway. Gastonia?Southern Railway. Lincolnton?S. A. L. Newton?Southern Railway. Hickory?Southern Railway. Lenoir?Blowing Rock Stage Line and C. & N. E. F. REID, G. P. A., Cheater, 8. C. CHEAP EXCURSION RATES VIA SOUTHERN RAILWAY. The Southern Railway announces the following very low Excursion rates to the following points named below: KNOXVILLE, TENN., and return, account "Summer School" from Juno 28, to August 5th, 1904, at tha very low rate of one first-class fare plus 25 cents. MONTEAGLE, TENN., and return, account "Woman's Congress," from" August 1st to 7th, 1904, at rate of one first-class fare plus 25 cents for the round trip. MONTEAGLE, TENN., and return. , account "Monteagle Sunday School Institute," from August 15 to 30, 1904, at the very low rate of one flrst-cla is fare plus 25 cents for the round trip. MONTEAGLE, TENN., and return, account "Monteagle Bible School," from July 4 to August 4th, 1904, at the , very low rate of one first-class fare plus 25 cents for the round trip. ATHENS, GA? and return, account "Summer School" from July 5, to August 6, 1904, at the very low rate of one first-class fare plus 25 cents for the round trip. SOUTHERN RAILWAY SCHEDULES. No. 114, Southbound?Blacktburg to Charleston?Daily. Lv. Blacksburg 8.45a.m. Lv. Smyrna 9.10a.m. Lv. Hickory Grove 9.20a.m. Lv. Sharon 9.31a.m. Lv. Yorkville 9.45a.m. t -- mi -u Q K7o m JL#V. 11 IZMll tf.w? u?.?. Ar. Rock Hill 10.16a.m. Lv. Rock Hill 10.30a.m. Lv. Catawba Junction 10.65a.m. Lv. Lancaster 11.40a.m. Lv. Camden 2p.m. Ar. Kingvllle 3.45p.m. Ar. Columbia 9.25p.m. Ar. Charleston 7.45p.m. No. 114 leaves Blacksburg after arrival of No. 36 from Atlanta. No. 113, Northbound?Charleston to Blacksburg?Daily. Lv. Charleston 7.30a.m. Lv. Columbia 7.20a.m. Lv. Kingvllle 11.00a.m. Lv. Camden 12.35p.m. Lv. Lancaster 2.23p.m. Lv. Catawba Junction 2.45p.m. Lv. Rock Hill 3.05p.m. Lv. Tirzah 3.25p.m. Lv. Yorkvllle 3.37p.m. Lv. Sharon 3.54p.m. Lv. Hickory Grove 4.06p.m. Lv. Smyrna 4.16p.m. Ar. Blacksburg 4.35p.m. No. 113 connects at Blacksburg with Trains Nos. 12, 38 and 40 for Charlotte and Washington. No. 135, Northbound?Rock Hill to Marion?Daily. Lv. Rock Hill 6.00a.m. Lv. Tirzah 6.19a.m. Lv. Yorkvllle 6.30a.m. Lv. Sharon 6.45a.m. Lv. Hickory Grove 7.00a.m. Ar. Blacksburg 7.40a.m. Lv. Blacksburg 8.10a.m. Ar. Marion 10.45a.m. No. 135 connects at Blaoksburg with trains both north and south. No. 136, Southbound?Marion to Rock Hill?Daily. Lv. Marlon 5.25p.m. Lv. Blacksburg 8.45p.m. , Lv. Smyrna ._. 9.19P*m Lv. Hickory orove a.^oy.m. Lv. Sharon 9.38p.m. Lv. Yorkvllle 9.64p.m. Lv. Tlrzah 10.10p.m. Ar. Rock Hill 10.30p.m. No. 136. leaves Blacksburg, southbound, after arrival of No. 40 frem Atlanta, and connects at Rock Hill with No. 29 for Columbia. For further information apply to any Agent of the Southern Railway, or to ROBT. W. HUNT, Division Passenger Agent, Charleston, or to BROOKS MORGAN, A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga. She ifjorbeille (enquirer. 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