THEANACONDA STANDARD: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7, 189a
'8-4In tbe (^oeuf d'Alcncs.
HOW^ KENO BOB^ KILLED JERRY LA1-FERTY^^TIIK^WIDOW^ AND HER CLAIM.
AGRAPHICdescription of* trip into^the Coeur ^TAlene country at the^height of the mining excitement in^1RK4, ii written l^y Ceeile I. Dutor, in the^Overland Monthly. After describing the^periloua pa^- n.- ^lown the rapid current^of the Coeur d'Alene river, he say*:
Arrivingsafely at the terminus of navi^^gation for even the smaller crafts, we^were obliged to resort to other means of^trans|^ortation to reach the camp. Here^we found Hilly ttnnis, with his well^equipped saddle and pack train, upon^which we at once took passage; ami as^soon as Hour, bacon, beans, whiskey and^tobacco were in place, and the last lariat^made taut and fast, we started on the^trail, Indian file. We had traveled only^a short distance when wo halted at^Messrs. Drown A Boaruin's mill camp,^where our arrival was most op|^ortune.
.Somehours before we left tho Mission,^h lartfe canoe poled by two men pushed^out from shore and headed up stream. It^contained one pasi^eiiger,^tlie widow,^ on^her way to the camp to gain possession of^the now valuable claim that had been lo^^cated for her by Joe Pritchard, the dis^^cover of tho Coeur d'Alene mines. Ow^^ing to her long continued absence, the^claim had been jumped by Hill Keeler^atid others, who were taking out from 40^to .V) ounces per day of scale gold worth^$18 an ounce. The witlow was a woman^of large pronortions, tipping the scales at^3B0 pounds, therefore it was no small un^^dertaking for her to go to the mines, but^go she must if she expected to hold her^claim. The boat ride up the river was^successful, but not so the horseback ride.^The animal that was to transfer, her had^gone only a short distance when it slipped^and fell under its heavy loatl, throwing^the widow violently to the ground, and^dislocating her shoulder.
Thiswas a serious matter, as there was^no house near, and large, fleecy flakes^were tilling the air, making it dangerous^for the injured woman tol^o exposed to^the weather. The only habitation known^in that vicinity was Rrown A liourum's^camp, a half mile from the landing and^about 100 yards from where the nccident^occurred. To reach this the wi low had^to exert every energy. With the excruci^^ating pain of her shoulder and the condi^^tion of the trail, she passed heroically^through what would have caused many to^have fallen by the roadside.
Messr*.Hrown A Knaruui wore taking a^sawmill to the vicinity of Kaogle City, on^a pack train. They hail camped within a^few miles of their timber, awaiting settle^^ments of stuinpage. In their outllt they^had a small A tent, which they^intended to use for a sleeping^apartment, should a storm drive them^under shelter. This tent they kindly^offered the widow. Mr. ltoarum Invited^her to a seat under the sheltering brunche s^of the pines; and in a short time had the^tent raised over her, the stakes driven^and the impromptu house ready anil occu^^pied. Fortunately for her. we had a phy^^sician in our party, who offered his ser^^vices, soon reducing the luxation and^relieving the pain.
Owingto this delay our party concluded^to tarry for the night, thinking the fair^patient might again require the services
ofa physician. AH hands going to work,^we soon had a bivouac that protected us^from the weather. The following morn^^ing, all indications of storms having^passed, we paid our final respects to the^queen of the forest, whom we found^seated in the center of her A domain, and^she assured us in her most pleasant tones^that she was ^happy and comfortable.
Thewidow was a pleasing woman to^meet, gracefully complying with the old^requirement of being ^fat, fair and to.^^Her voice was of a t^eculiar sweetness,^her hair of the soft brown, Huffy order^one often sees on babies, ami she wore it^in innumerable soft puffs, becoming to^her shapely head. Her complexion was^of the fair, rose-tinted style. As 1 looked^and saw the smile of welcome on her^well-preserved features I wondered if a^rosy-lined, round-cheeked goddess of the^woods had alighted from space, and was^restiug a while in camp to cheer the^miner's lonely heart. She hud changed^the heavy traveling dress she wore on the^steamer for a black sateen Mother Huli-^hurd that clung in sparse gatherings close^to her rotund form. There was an old^gold girdle around her portly waist, and^she had placed sprays of the evergreen^cedar and balsamic fir in its confluings,^which diffused their piny odors into the^innermost recesses of the A lent. Koariim^hail gathered the branches fur her in^place of the rose blossoms of her Califor^^nia home she had so lately left to regain^possession of the ^widow's claim^ in the^snow-capped peaks of Idaho's ^Pan^Handle.
Whenthe doctor considered it safe to^leave the injured woman wc broke camp^and resumed our travels toward Kaglu^City. Arriving that evening after dark,^we let Wyatt Earp lead tiie way, as he had^promised all of us accommodations, some^^thing very desirable in that town of hotel^corrals and gray-l^ack bedfellows, who^claimed possession by right of precedence.^Dismounting in front of the White Ele^^phant, Wyatt escorted us to tiie rear^rooms of his large establishment, where^everything was in readiness tor us. Mr.^Karp hailed from Arizona, where several^brothers of them had lu en partners, and^were cattle kings; but through the re^^verses of fortune and the crowding in of^sheep men, he had left that country and^cast in his fortune as a business man of^Eagle City, where we were all struggling^for the topmost notch in the ladder of^wealth.
Allof us were greatly rejoiced to think^we had made the hazardous trip from^Coeur d'Alene City to the mines without^accident, and now, miner-liko, we pro^^poned to take in the country and see the^sights before settling down to hard work.
Aftera night of rest and refreshing^similiter I arose early next morning and^went to the postotllce. I could only |*et^within two blocks of it for three mortal^hours. When my turti cume, uud 1 had^the pleasure of receiving several letters,^the hack postage was 125 cents on each,^although the regular --cut. r was in its^accustomed corner.
Abouta week after my arrival Teddy^(iuthrie, sheriff of Shoshone county, in^which the mines are locatod, invited me^to take a ride over to Murray, a newer^ra i u p, five miles distant. There had been^a ripple of excitement in the town all day,^but nothing sufficiently serious occurred^to startle the nerves of either sport or^miner. Several days liefore u little^passage-al arms Dud raised the ho|^es of
suiqtercdand were lazily lounging^mini over their pities. The chinook
hosewho enjoyed having a man for^breakfast, but as yet their blood-thirsty^appetites were appeased by other excite^menu. The evening before, which was
thenight of the election. Hank Noble hail^swung his pearl-handled six-shooter^through the tangle-juice-heated atmos^^phere at the Hand Iloi saloon, tlireaten-^in to ^let daylight through heart and^lungs^ of Itoulette Frank, who stood his^ground like a I^!^-.!. coolly telling Noble^to ''pocket fc liddle wepen,^ as he drew n^l^ead line on Noble's only remaiuing leg.^promising to ^shoot ^^ ting off ir he move^a niuiile. Hank was always ^grit,^ but^he had no desire to part with his only^means of locomotion.
Thiswas the heralding of the' ^plant^^ing^ of the first subject on the hillside of^the camp. It was 7 o'clock in the evening,^the lamps were lighted, the miners hud^all
aroumlover their pipes,^had reached the canyon camp* of the^Coeur d'Alenes, causing the eaves to give^out a continued drip, with often a thud of^sodden snow falling into the already deep^hanks surrounding Dun's place. The^saloon was crowded, many of us whiling^awajr the hours betting on two pairs or^three of a kind. The many barkeepers^were busily engaged in the mixing of^cocktail and the brewing of punch, when^alxive the clinking of glasses loud talking^! caused a turning of heads in the direction^of Keno Hob's stud poker table. Jerry^I.affcrty hud been betting*dust by the^ounce, but now was standing up striking^i the table with bis brawny list, and calling^i Keno a swindler. Swearing lie would get^even, he turned around and walked out of^the saloon.^Keno Hob, the stud poker dealer, aa he^I was known m ramp, waa a general^| favorite among the hoys, always having a^I piece to give a partner out of luck, and^the first to head a subscription list for a^sick or disabled miner. He was a native^of Illinois, l!* years of age, uliore the^medium height, rhuncky build, clear,^dark olive skin, straight black hair, and^eyes large, brown and uneasy looking,^smoothly shaven, with the exception of a^long, drooping mustache. He was of^pleasing address, and wore a suit of^styl'sh black. A large solitaire diamond^on the small flugar of the left hand,^which was us white and soft as a woman's.^He was a thorough professional of the^upper class, and although our traveling^companion, not one of us susi^'cted hU^vocation as he claimed to he a stockman,^and intending to open a market over iu^Murray.
Amurmur of suppressed surprise at^Hob's quiet way'of accepting Laffcrty's^ang-y words passed through the room,^those who knew him best exchanging in^^credulous glances. As he contined ^leal-^itig, nothing more was thought of it until^alxiut 11 o'clock, when l.afferty re-entered^the saloon. Hob's eyes rested on him^immeiiiately, but bo gave no sign, shuf^^fling ttie ranis with an air of insouciance^worthy a better cause. Hob's eyes were^hardly off the man when shot after shot^whizzed through the room until six had^^ pent their fury flying around Hob's head,^sinking in the wall lielnnd him.
Beforethe echoes of the last shot had^died away. Hob placed his rigiit hand^under his coat, raised himself on the inner^Writ of tho table, so that he c ould sec^over the heads of such of the nested^crowd us had not yet taken refuge M the^counters or under the tables. There was^a glisten, a flash in the lamplight, and a^forty-four Colt's revolver hud sent its^ilialli messengers of two successive shots^into Lafferty's heart.
Therewas a rush, a crowd gathered^around the fallen miner, and a physician^present was called, who tore o|h ii the^blood-stained gray flannel shirt, showing^a space the size of a silver dollar, where^two clean-cut bullet holes bud entered the^heart. Dob leaped over the table, and^stepping to the doctor's side, said: ^How^is it. Doe^
Heis dead,^ answered the doctor.^^All right, partner,^ said Hob.^Without a quiver in his voice or a falter^in his step be walked out of the saloon,
manyuf bis friends following luui. They^hunted up a justice of the peace. Hobgave^himself up, bad a hearing, was acquitted^on the score of ^justifiable homicide,^^and by 1 o'clock that same night he was^back in his seel, his brilliant solitaire^throwing out light, ^ h ie he sliuflb d tho^ranis with an air of nonchalance known^only to ^bloods.
Returningto Kaglo City the follow^^ing day, we took a look at the plarc.wbicb^during a lapse of two months hail grown^lieyond my knowledge. What a busy^place it was! new buddings in all direc^^tions, the whii of the a\^, the buzz of the^saw and the striking of the many ham^^mers on all sides making a liedluin of^noises almost deafening. What a differ^^ence now! The buildingsJare removed to^the MftMMslMfJ t9WHa, which liaw'dis-^i inceil l.agle 111 rich discoveries and con^^tinued development^, '^ aving nothing but^old tin cans to imlieate a once densely^inhabited camp, with mounds of well-^washed gravel us sentinels at the mouths^of tunnel and shaft, each and every ueJ^^blc acting aa sileiu ovideoee of the In*
i f thy brow shall
egcamp from^limed llllialiltaill
junction,^In the su^thou earn thy bread^how different is n^all other places! It
ireseldom stranger^ to each other. With^those of only a few hour*' acquaintance^^ship it is, ^Hnc*wart ^^. ii. ohi Sock .^' or^^Hallo, shorty '^ in . -.one of easy famili^^arity, txirn of a social sentiment that is^fining ituleixl in those who are filled with^similar hopt-M and ambitions; uud us all^are interested in the success of their^neighborhood, it l^ec. ^ries u principle to^have a personal acq dntence with each^other. There I was. ore of a.lui. in the^cosmopolitan mixture of all clusses, men^of all descriptions drawn together for u^common purfxise. The promise of n^rapid fortune, love of adventure, the hope^of suddenly acquiring high position,^the en mug life, were the lures^that drew. Only tlu^e who have^known of this exhilaration are
^ tnpc-lcut judges of tie noble natures and^generous hearts of tin Is omers of u min^^ing camp in the zenith of its rich (level, p-^inonth. It mutters nol if they ueverliiiow^each other's correct names; should they
ver meet on tho boulevards of Paris, the^busy thoroughfares of New York, or on the^streets of their more c ongenial city, San^Francisco, the same IkhhT of friendship^would exist. The millionaire put out his^elegantly gloved fingers for a ^shake^^with the slicken-soUeci hand of the miner,^and a ^How are you, old pelt! '.^' will come^from the lip* of both in the same cordial^tone it did in bygones of the rugged can^^yons of the Pacific slope. How ccften do^we hear, ^Why, I met an old milling^friend to-day, whom I knew in '4'i,^^^'si'c.ng of 'SO,^ ^winter of 'hi,'' or later of^^'M in the Coeur d'Ah n. -1
IVhnIs ItuilldliBWorm's In.
Fromtiie Ne w \. ik Pn^N
Congressappointed a committee at the^recent session to inquire into the manage-^incut and expemlitun I of the money ap^^propriated for the World's Fair commis^^sion. Congressman Flower, of New^York, who in a member of that commute e,^announces his intention to ascertain w ho^is rimnin^ the fair, how the coiuine-ion^is spending its money, the size of the sal^^ary list, and oiler particulars iu which^kcaielul lias already 1st n created. No^doubt there should Is- rigid inquiry into^tin -o matters, but if Mr. Flower pushes^the investigation it wiU bo charged up ill^Chicago to .New York jealousy, whereas
itis a men-matter of common h
Tiiegovernment appropriations should^I not he squandered or iiiisappropt inted,^' w hether made for a World's fair, a gun^^boat or a public butldiug. Moreover, the^country want- to know ^ ho is running the^I fair.
EMBA LMING'OUT OF DATE
AParisian Scheme to Electroplate tiie^Bodies of Deceased Persons.
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InterestingExperiment* With the^New Process Equaling SorVte^of the Masterpiece* of^Ancient Sculpture.
V%P TO a week since only one per-^1*1 feet method of pn'serving rushes^was known to the world of^science. It was only iu rare ca^es where^attempts were made to keep the remains^nicely preserved, uud these attempts^were almost always defective and results^hideou-. so tli.it the faces of our beloved^dead only vaguely preserved their natural^features. Knilwlming at l^-st is, in re^^ality, only a rain simulation, no mutter^bow much care be taken. Embalming^merely delays the gradual process of de-^eomtMisitioii. Antiseptic substances In^^jected into the arteries of the cadaver do^not prevent the tissues from softening,^while the skin contracts and blackens,^says /.^^ Fi'jaro.
Inthe majority of instances the featun's^of the dead are so changed in a few^months as to tic nun-cognized by the^nearest rclatitcs. Iiideed.it is only the^bony skeleton, constant.si of mineral^substances, that escu|^es the work of de^^struction for even a reason^^able length of tune. Such embalmed^bodies arc usually consigned to mother^earth a pasture field for the microbe and^|ioisonoiis germ for, as if by secret 111-^stuict, no one dreutiis of daring to open^the caskets in which our dead sleep their^eternal sleep. As regards embalming, wo^are fur the inferior of the ancient Egy|^-^tians, but our modern I'r. Yanot, a young^hospital physician well known for his ilar-^iug and original researches ami scientific^experiments, now pn^|^o^ca to rcvolution-
l/etlleundertakers' hiisiuess. Thallks to
Yariot'smethod, lushes need Is- no longer^embalmed, but are now mctalized. If wo^may judge by the s| ccimens placed iu^our editorial hands, and which an- taken^for mi tallie casts of bronzes by ex|M*rts,^Yariot's work is incomparably perfect.^His inclalizcd Inshes, one tragic head^iu particular, with grand forehead,^large open eyes and finely formed lips,^equals the most effective work ill artistic^bronze we have ever seen, w hile a new^^born balie seems to sleep like all angel in^glowing metal or rarest gold. Then* is^nothing horrible alsiul this metallic body^preserving. The dcud in their realism^resemble chaste and beautiful woiks of^art, and so exact is their resemblance^that photographs in ndief bring out the^slightest di tuilsus n. muscular projections^and all the curves of real anatomical^beauty. The very luster of nails and the^softness of skill even seem to Is- perfectly^preserved. These metallic Isslies are
.\acl c opies ,,f the mcsleril realistic setI
ofsculpture, so great is their |^crfeetiou,^and might serve when preserved in the^mule for ornaments for the pon-hes of^(cothie cathedrals. It is a hard mutter to^make cciio lielieve that auch^urtistic pro-^el.ictions, such magnificent siaiues, are^cinerary urns and antliro|scmorphc^us^sepuli hers, containing in their^interior the organic remains^of a human Is ing whose heart once beat^\\ ith a million emotions, and whose tlesh
beingthat once breathed, wept.loved and^suffered. It is electricity, that marvelous^agent, which produces ^ucb effect*; it is
thatmiraculous agent that |^erfoniis this^seeming miracle. We can now metallic^Isshes like we plate a spoon, a medal, a^piece of Jewelry', a leaf of a Wee, a flower
ora butterfly. The Issly to he metalized^is immersed in a chemical bath, consisting^of soluble suits of copper, nickel, ailver,^or even gold when one can afford it, and^the electric current passed through. In-^der the influence of electrolysis the aelta^ire decomposed and the metal i* de^^ls ^sited, layer by layer, on the surface of^the ch ad body until sufficient ltneknes^^Ml ^ rs the cadaver. All'the contour* of^the besly art- thus brought out and the re^^mains are covered from head to foot in a^rigid metallic e nvrl^, ^-.
II- ,- the llrst .'ep in the pro* ess. In^making the antliro|^opla^tic casts, for^that is the name such mummies are^known by, much care must be taken.^Variot, in his investigations and experi^^ments, had the assistance of such a sa^^vant and mechanical cx|^ert as Dr. ' bar-^pentier of Ike School of Histology of the^l ac ultv of Medicine. The inquiry may^Is-made: How is the liquid contained in^this metallic ca*t removed 7 How is the^esca|s- of Bjoxioiw gases and odors of de-^NMpowMwa preieiited ^ Not lung is more^simple than the second step in the pro^^cess. The metallic cast, which is a very^hard metal, is drilled full of small holes^on it- |Histi rior a-i'oet. these i rrforatii mi^IMTinit the free discharge of all liquids,^v.qcors and. gases in a few months, or, if^haste is required, the cast is placed in an^oven heated up to 1,000 degree* Fahren^^heit, When the conn-iit^ of this metallic
effigyare completely incrated the ner-
'ii. .uscan then he soldered up and re-^plated, ami the image- of the dead |s r-oli^Is complete und indestructible as the ages.^Iu from eight to in days, at a price varv-^ing from in io .:,n^' francs ifro to luooi,^you can have the life-size statue of your^mother-in-law, should she hap|^en to^luckily die, as an ornament for your par^^lor; she ran lie cast in Florentine bronze,^after nature a charming sight for any^appreciative man of the world.
Assuredly,fnem a scientific standpoint,^such as will lie reali/ed under IftMreajl li^^able hygienic ecenclitic lis, the metalization^of Ih*lies is the wonder of the nge. The
sculptor of the future Will find his .s e ll
patioiigone, for the Ixslies of great^heroes and statesmen may be duplicated^from plaster casts in all attitudes, while^commemorative monuments will give the^new art all the truth of history.
Thelittle new-born bills., metalized, that^I ~a^ the other day in I'r. Y'anot's office^has a calm and beautiful smile on its^face, galvanized, it is true, but neverthe^^less beautiful. The mcslern Cleopatrus^in.iv now smile in their last moment*,^knowing full well that their beauty will^he handed down to future generations, in-^stead of |ierishitig in the midnight of tho^tomb. In nine cases out of 1^, however,^iiiiihropoplustir art exactly repnediioes^w nh impassible fide lily the ravages of dis^^ease, emac iation and deformities ; the con^^vulsive movements of death,whnMfJMBM^iu that form, an' all |ecrfe e tly depicted.^The possession eef such a Issly would be^like a horrid nightmare, u per|s'luatioii of^agony in metal. Finely formed Issliesof^de ad women would lie in demand, how^^ever, for tbey would serve aa ornaments^for fountains and statuary for public^|^arks;lhey could In^ used as caryatides;^pcrhuin oven the artistic lamp post of the^rtitim1 may lie the metalized Insly of to-^day'^ belle preserved in the nude and^poM'd ill an attractive |KMtition. He that^as it iniiy, Yunot to-day is a greater man^in Paris than eitbtr Louis 1 aateur or^llJown-Sc quanl.
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