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Live Stock.
Chicago, October 31.—Cattle—Receipts,
14,000; dull: 10c lower; beeves, 5.2005.90;
steers, 3.0005.25; stockera and feeders, 1.75
(2,3.40; Texans, 1.4003.00; western rangers,
1.4003 80.
Sheep—Receipts, 7,000; steady; natives,
$2.75(5,3.75; western, $3.0003.50; Texans
$2.50(5; 3.15.
Chicago, November 30.—Cattle — Re
ceipts, 13,000; steady; choice beeves, $5.20
(5 $5,75; stockera and feeders, $1.7003.30;
steers, [email protected]$5; Texas cattle, $1.25(5,3.00;
western rangers, 2.9004.05.
Sheep—Receipts, 6,000; steady; natives,
western, 3.00(5,3.50; Texans, 2 5003.50
Chicago, November 2.—Cattle—Receipts
10,000; slow, dull and lower; beeves, 5.25;
steers, 304.85; stockers and feeders, 1.75(5)
3.30; western ratngera, 3(5,4.25; Texans,
.Sheep—Receipts, 6,000; slow £tnl steady;
natives, 3(5,3 80; westerns, 2.75(5,3.50; Tex
ans, 2.50.
Chicago, November 5.—Cattle—Re
ceipts, 10,000 ; dull and slow ; fancy steers,
6(5 6.50; western, 304; Texas cattle,
1.20(5,3.25 ; stockers and feeders, 2 500
.Sheep—Receipts, 0,000; steady; west
ern, 3.3003.555; natives, 304.15.
Chicago, November 6. —'Cattle—Re
ceipts 3,000; steady; beeves, 3.0005.40,
stockers and feeders, 1.9003.30; Texas cat
tle, 1.6003.85; natives, 2.750 3.55; Texans,
W ool Market.
Boston, November 2.—The market is
firm for all kinds of wool, bnt the demand
was less active for domestic. In Territory
wool there has been a fair trade at 14025,
as to quality. Fall wool is very active and
large sales are reported of both Texas and
California. There has been sales of 213,
000 pounds of California fall at 10017
Oregon wool is quiet at 25028 for extra.
Australian wool is active, with sales of
360,000 pounds at 360 42.
Philadelphia, November 2.—Wool is
quiet. Eastern Oregon, 10020; Oregon
valley, 20027 ; New Mexican and Colo
rado, 14.______
llotnh Outrages.
Washington, November 1.—The Sisters
of the Visitation were startled last night
just as they were about retiring by the
loud noise of an explosion, which rattled
the window frames, but did no damage.
This morning a rudely comtruefed bomb
of iron pipe was found iu the y ard. The
Mother Superior thought the whole affair
was a Hallowe'en joke.
Hebei Village Burned.
Zanzibar, November 1.—The Geman
man-of-war Sophia to-day bombarded
Whindi, a village north of Bogomyo, and
the commander of the Sophia then landed
an armed force and burned a portion of
the village. One old negro was killed.
It is stated that the villagers supplied the
insurgents with reinforcements, arms and
Canada Railroad Trouble.
Winnipeg, October 31.—The govern
ment forces circnmvented the Canadian
Pacific to-day by laying the track to the
turnpike and making a temporary crossing
and ran the engine over. The construction
will now go on rapidly, pending the de
cision in the Supreme court on the con
tested crossing.
Change of Mailroad Officials.
Chicago, November 1.— H. B. Stoue has
been appointed second vice president of the
C. B. & Q. system. E. P. Ripley succeeds
Stone as general manager of the C. B. & Q.
east of the Missouri river. The change
took effect to day.
Bismarck Wants to be Believed.
Vienna, Nov. 5— The Sunday ;morning
Gazette declares that Prince Bismarck has
asked Emperor William to relieve him
from the duties of his great position and to
appoint in his stead his son Count Her
Boston, November 4.—"While four young
men, James Hays, Henry Gormley, Wil
liam Sellan and Charles Cogan were sail
ing in Dorchester Bay, this afternoon, the
boat capsized and the three first mentioned
were drowned.
Killed His Wite.
Pittsburg Nov. 4:—Thos. Kane fatally
stabbed his wife this morning. The wo
man was sitting np with her dead child
and Kane who had been drinking came in
to the room and accused her of laughing.
She denied the accusation, but without
further argument he drew a knife and
thrnst it into her abdomen.
Federation Scheme Adopted.
Richmond, October 31.—The federation
scheme was discussed by the engineers to
day, and finally a co-operation plan was
adopted, which expresses friendship and
sympathy with, and where practicable,
provides assistance to those organizations
whose duties are closely allied to the
Suit Dismissed.
St. Louis, October 31.—The attachment
suit brought by Knowles in the interest of
the Oregon Gold Mining Company against
Jonathan Bourre, Jr., of Portland, on ore
for $375,000 was dismissed to-day at the
cast of the plaintiffs. This was on the set
tlement of all conflicting claims.
Report Contradicted.
Montreal, October 31.—Sir John Mc
Donald, when passing through the city to
night, was asked if there was any truth in
the rumored appointment of Sir Charles
Tapper to Washington. He said no. He
will not talk about the Sackville matter.
Industrial School.
Ash ville, N. C., November 1.—Geo. H
Vanderbilt has purchaaed 100,000 acres of
land here and is negotiating for more for
the purpose of founding a great industrial
school, where poor white children may be
tanght how to make a living.
Fatal Shooting Affray.
Yoabam, Texas, November 2— Fayette
Berry and John Hanks yesterday had a
diffiulty over the settlement of accounts.
Berry shot Hanks and Hanks stabbed
Berry, each one killing the other..
A Million for the Pope.
Rome, November 3.—The Catholics of
Australia and India have presented the
Pope with a million dollars.
Killed His Mother. ' —
Washington, Kas., October 31.—Louis
Brubaker, while delirious with fever this
afternoon, killed his mother and seriously
wounded himself with a knife.
Robbed by Highwaymen.
Akbox. O., October 31.—Joseph Diken
hof, aged 70, was assaulted and robbed of
$7,000 this evening by highwaymen. He
was carrying the money home in a valise.
Advance in Wages.
London, October 28.— Thirty thousand
men employed iu the Derbyshire collieries
have beeu conceded au advance [of 10 per
cent in wages.
Strike Ended.
Denver, October 25.—The Switchmen's
strike on the Rio Grande is temporarily
settled and the men ordered back to work
pending an investigation.
Snow Storm.
Pem hina, Dak.,Novemberl.— It has been
snowing hard here all tne evening. About
three iuches of snow is on the ground and
no sign of letting up.
Bond Offers.
Washington, October 28—The total
bond purchases to date under the circular
of the 17th of April is $89,747,350. The
treasury ear pi os to-day is $7,125,000.
▲ Writer Repeats the Stories of Quaky
Legend Tellers—Folk Lore Concerning
Feathered Songsters —Dove, Partridge,
Robin, Jay Bird and "Shiverin' OwL"
How many queer fancies the negroes
have about birdàl To them every feath
ered songster makes prognostication
either of good or evil to befall the believer
in signs.
Dusky legend tellers relate how the
white dove flew out of the Ark and was the
t living thing to find land after the
at flood. They augment the old story by
saying that on that land did the dove, for
love of man, plant the first grain of com.
They bless the^gentle bird for giving that
strongest staff of life to the laborer, that
which they call in their quaint fancy for
personification: Friend John Constant,
''de good corn meal dat stands by you
oonstant." It was the mourning dove
who brought the world another great
blessing; with,her tender bill she dug for
man the first springs. To him who hears
the first dove's note in the new spring
time, good or bad luck^s portended, os
the hearer happens to be going up or down
a hiH when the tender complaining strikes
his ear.
A pocketful of money and a crib full of
com at the end of the year await the man
who, walking a level road, hears the
dove's cooing, if he comply with the fol
lowing condition: to stop three steps after
hearing the first note, then to lie down
and roll over his three last tracks.
A mighty "love powder" is thought by
dark damsels to be made of a parched and
powdered dove's heart. Not a few negroes
believe that troubles will follow him who
kill« a dove. The mourning dove is said
to mourn for a passing soul.
The partridge fears to frequent the
ground oft trod by man, hence arises the
belief that death will come to some
dweller in a cabin near which is heard the
partridge's shrill whistle. Lucky is he
who finds the nest of the industrious
partridge, for these are bird's eggs that
can be eaten without fear of evü oonse
But let no person who loves home eat
the egg of the blue bird, for that egg gives
to the eatër thereof an insatiate desire to
run away—always to run away. Days
fall of sunshine will invite him to wander;
days of clouds and rain will demand him
to leave the warm home hearth; always to
slip away somewhere from familiar places
and well loved faces. Woe to him who
eats a mocking bird'» egg; the penalty
attached to the eating thereof is to "tell
all, an' maybe mo'n' you know." The
eater of a killdee's egg will surely there
after break his arm.
It was the bright, restless little robin
that planted on old earth the first one of
the many cedars that now shake their
plumes on a thousand, hills.
It was the pert jay bird that brought in
hi3 bill the "first grit of dirt" to the
world; whence he flew with it legend fails
to inform. For ef certain space on Friday
noon, say the mammies, no jay is tobe
seen on the whole face of the earth.
Why? They go to the under world to
carry to the king of that realm a grain of
sand. Whether this is a punishment for
the bringing of that first "grit," no aunty
will tell, but she will assert most posi
tively that the jays do certainly leave our
world at precisely 9 o'clock on Friday
mo rnin g, and are back promptly at 1
o'clock of that same day.
Lucky is the dusky maid who sees a red
bird when she is not on the lookout for
one. She must make no mention of hav
ing seen the, pretty fellow, but discreetly
go about her business, "makin' no 'mira
tion at all. " If this condition is complied
with she will see her sweetheart before the
sun is down. If the bird seen is bright
red, her lover will come in happy mood; if
pale is the color of the bird, her lover will
show himself ill tempered.
Never bring out of a wild bird's nest a
young one to strive to rear it in a jrouse
Where people live, for-the bird will surely
die, and no less certainly will the super
stitious ones regard this death as a "call"
for some loved inmate of that dwelling to
die also.
The rain crow cries for rain. There are
many jolly dialect songs about the crow.
The negroes seem to consider him quite a
smart fellow. One of them, a black one
with white feathers under his wings, is a
"preacher crow." Most direful ill, how
ever, will follow the dwellers in#a house
on whose roof a crow lights. It is the wren
nesting under the eaves that brings the
greatest good fortune to a house. Fol
lowed by griefs and trials will be that
man who kills a wren.
Let no person mock a "shiverin' owl,"
for the penalty thereto is "dat fire'll foi
ler you." Who mocks a whippoorwill
will have his clothes burned up. Who
hears a whippoorwill sounding its sweet
note in daylight will have his clothes
burned. A flock of brown birds called
"air colts" twitter for a death sign.
The great white crane only leaves his
marshy places to bring to some household
"warnin' o' death." Great consternation
fills a house when the crane flies over the
roof and calls down his dolorous cry of
"Corpse! Corpse! Corpse!"—Eli Shepperd
in New Orleans Times-Democrat.
One of Daniel Webster's Laws.
Few people know and fewer remember
<me great service which Daniel Webster
performed for pankind iu the ten days
during which ho was a member of the
Massachusetts legislature. In one of his
speeches he said, speaking of that time:
"I turned my thoughts to the search of
some good object in which I could be use
ful in the position, and after much reflec
tion I introduced a bill which, with the
general consent of both houses of the Mas
sachusetts legislature, passed into a law
and is now aTaw of the state, which en
acts that no m$n in the state shall catch
trout in any pther manner than with the
ordinary hook and line. " How many men
have done as much for mankind in à whole
lifetime as he did by this one act?—David
A. Curtis in New York Mail and Express.
Making the Round Trip.
Tourist—My physician has advised me
to locate whore I may get the south wind.
Does it ever blow here?
Native—Well, sir, I may say as you're
lucky to have come .to this place. The
south wind always blows here.
Tourist—Always? But it seems to be
blowing from the north now.
Native—Oh, it may be coming from
that direction now, but it's the south
wind. It's coming beck, you know.—
Once a Week.
Our Little Knowledge of Greenland.
There, are twq questions in chief that
lend romance to Greenland, one'of which
is akin to thç delightful, unsolved problem
of an open polar sea, the other having to
do with a chapter in the Icelandic settle
ment of America before Columbus; whose
opening passages we find iu the Norse
chronicles, but whose sequel no man can
read. Nordenskjold has made two at
tempts - to break through wliat he con
siders a belt of thick ice surrounding a
central part **f Greenland not glaciated
in the same way, if. at alL He argues
that Greenland is comparatively flat, and
does not breed glaciers from a central
lofty ridge like the Alps; those glaciers
which produce icebergs for distribution
over theT'North Atlantic are in his view
phenomena local 'to the sea coasts; if we
could force the barrier of the inland ice,
whose outer edges are glacier like in
movement and effects, we should reach
the real Greenland, by no means a tropical
land, of course, but one capable of, sup
porting the small but rich and quick
maturing flora of the Arctic circle, and, as
a necessary consequence, the living fauna
of such a region.
The more romantic question is the old
one, What became of the Icelandic settle
ments on the east coast? Access to that
coast by sea is almost always hindered by
floes and masses' - of icebergs; from the
land side the inland ice blocks the way.
Esquimaux have not been slow to affirm
that descendants of the old Norse settlers
linger on that inaccessible spot, and love
to add that ghosts of early Scandinavians
haunt the glittering fields of hummock,
crevasse and underground river which
E resent such an impenetrable front to
unters pnd explorers. The general
opinion is that the Norseman of the east
as well as the west coast dwindled and
merged with the Esquimaux from choice
or from necessity. Attempts have been
made to assign this or that trait of the
Esquimaux of Greenland to an infusion
of Norse blood. It is certain that during
the last few centuries Danes have inte'r
married readily with the Esquimaux, and
that the children are remarkably more
handsome than their parents.—New York
A Ceremonious Invitation.
The following invitation to attend the
funeral of the Baron Salomon de Roths
child was received by a United States
official in Paris, who-says truly that it
cannot fail to be curious to American
"Sib —The Baron and the Baroness An
selme de Rothschild, the Baron and the
Boroness James de Rothschild, the Baron
and the Baroness Nathaniel de Roths
child, aud their children, the Baron and
the Baroness Adolphe do Rothschild, the
Baron and the Baroness Willy do Roths
child, and their children, the Barons Al
phonse, Gustave, Salomon, and Edmond
de Rothschild, the Misses Louise and
Alice- de Rot hschild, and the Barons Na
thaniel, Ferdinand and Salomon de Roths
child, the Baron Amschel do Rothschild,
Mme. Worms, Mme. Sichel, Mme. Monte
flore, Mme. Beyfus, the Baron and the
Baroness Lionel de Rothschild, and their
children, the Baron and the Baroness An
thony do Rothschild, and their children,
the Baron and the Baroness Mayer de
Rothschild, and their children, the Baron
and the Baroness Mayer-Charles de Roths
child, and their children, Mr. and Mme.
Adolphe Beyfus, Mr. and Mm n S. Sichel
and Mr. J. Sichel,
"Have the honor tp inform you of the
irreparable loss they have experienced by
the decease of the Baron Salomon de
Rothschild, who died at his hotel, No. 17
Rue Lafitte, the 27th of July, 1855, at the
age of 82 veal's, t-heir well beloved father,
father-in-law, grandfather, great-grand
father, brother, and uncle;
And invite you to attend the funeral
an Tuesday, the 31st of July, at 9 o'clock.
"The funeral will take place from the
residence of the deceased." — Youth's
WlMin Washington Laughed.
It has bedn observed that Washington
seldomed smiled and never laughed. This,
however, is not correct. One' instance is
mentioned by a géntleman, well known
for his veracity, with a degree of sang
froid. At the timq the troops were en
camped at Cambridge, information was
received at headquarters that the English
were about leaving Boston to give them
battle. All was, bpstle and confusion.
The soldiers were strolling over thrown,
and the officers were but ill prepared -for
the approaching renconter. Some of the
generals were calling for their horses, and
Others for their arms; and among tho rest
was Gen. Greene, at thq bottom of tho
stairs, bawling to the barber for his wig.
"Bring my wig, *you rascal; bring my
wigl" Gen. Leo diverted himself and the
rest of tho company at the expense of
Greene. ' ' Y our wig is behind tho looking
glass, sir." At which Greene, raising his
eyes, perceived,, by the mirror, that tho
wig was where it should be—on his head.
Washington, in a fit of laughter, thre#
himself on the sofa, and tho whole group
presented rather a ludicrous spectacle.—
New York Mirror, Jam 11, 1
Women Make Good Swimmers.
The records of, the humanp societies on
both sides of tha Atlantic show that of
late years a fair proportion of their medals
fallt o the lot of girls. There were sev
eral notable instances of rescue from
drowning last summer by girls under
twenty. Many women axe accomplished
swimmers. This is bnt natural. As
their bones axe generally lighter than
those jot men, and their flesh more buoy
ant, they have less difficulty to overcome
in acquiring the art. Some of them could
float at their first Attempt, If they could
acquire the requisite faiui-in the power Of
the'water to hold themnp. Swimming is
very much an art of faith, for it is gener
ally the case that Vhen a person believes
sufficiently in the buoyancy of the water
to trust to it his precious body, loi hais
a swimmer. There were young girls at
Newport, last summer, who could float
on the surface of the ocean with no more
difficulty than they experienced in lying
upon a sofa. They could have floated for
hours, if necessary. Some of the most
famous swimming feats have been accom
plished by very young women. — Tho
Customs of English Sportsmen.
When a London titan is asked down to
loin a shooting party, he wou^ld not take
his "loader" .with him, as his host would
expect to find him a "loader," for no man
loads his own gun in England; it is the
duty of a servant. But if ne were resid
ing in the country he would expect to
taice his "loader" with him, and he could
"shoot with two guns;" that is, he would
bring two guns, as the delay of waiting
for one to be loaded might lose him a fine
shot. It is considered a great offense in
England if a man is "noisy" when out
shooting, loudly talkative or boisterously
merry or given to exclamations when a
bird rises or when a bird is missed. A
true sportsman observes a strict silence.
—Cor. Pliiladelphia Times.
Not » Difficult Matter.
The inventor of the circular saw lies
buried in a Michigan church yard, and It
is proposed to raise a monument over bis
remains. A dollar apiece from every man
with a stub thumb or a short complement
of fingers will do the business.—Once a
The Latest Souvenir»
An expert has succeeded in photograph
ing the beating of the heart. Neat pres-i
ent for an absent admirer to send.his. he-'
trothed—a picture of his palpitation ' on
reading her letter.-—New York Tribune-.
Scene at the Hut of Mourning—A Waste
ful Religious Duty—The Indian Burial
Ground—Shaking Hands with the Corpse.
The " Preacher's " Sermon.
When all were gathered at the hut of
mourning tho services seemed to consist
of a concert of wails, ca ried on princi
pally t>y tho women. Tho corpse, wrapped
in a gray blanket, on a rudo bier, was
placed at a distance from tho hüt, and
some of tho "big men" of tho tribe made
a bundle of the personal effects of tho de
ceased, and proceeded to 1 - ira his hut, his
wagon and ail his house old furnishings.
There seemed to be a great deal of alter
eatiou accompanying the performance of
this wasteful religious duty. When, the
excitement was over the women went on
wailing, while the young bucks went off
to have a good time, .shooting at marks
and performing various feats of strength.
It is the custom of the Indians to bury
their dead at sunset, and the funeral
procession started from the Big Spring
only in time to reach the burying ground
at that time. There was no discernible
order to the cortege as it passed along the
road for six miles, group after group going
by us in much the samo fashion' as in the
morning. There was no separate convey
ance for the corpse; it was put iu the bot
tom of a wagon, even tipped up a little
on one side to make room for the mahala,
who squatted beside it, wailing and sway
ing her body back and forth.
The Indian burial ground is a mound
on tho lower end of the valley called Big
Meadows, on tho north fork of the Feather
river. It covers scarcely an acre of
ground, aijd juts out abruptly into the
valley, with a background of wooded
mountain, and before it green strotches
of the meadow land, with its winding
river. Here their dead have been buried
ever since the first habitation of the
country, and although tho land is private
property'it will probably always bo left
to the undisturbed possession of the
Here a very deep and long grave had
been dug, much larger than would bo
mado for a white man, for it was to con
tain not only the corpse, but all of the
personell effects which had not been
burned. He was a medicine man, and
was considered worthy of a coffin, and
when the ^funeral procession '».rrivbd at
the grave à well made pine cdffin, manu
factured by a local carpenter, arrived
from an opposite direction. The body
was placed in it without removing tho
gray blanket covering the face. But the
right hand was extricated from gts cover
ing and all the men passed by it in lino
and shook hands with tho medicine man.
Somo gave the cold hand a hearty grip,
but tho touch of others was noticeably
gingerly. Then the hand was covered
again, and a young fellow dressed in a
very stylish custom mado suit of black
took his place at tho foot of tho coffin,
solemnly wound a small nickel 'plated
alarm eïoek, set the alarm and placed it
■within the coffin at -tho dead man's feet.
Tho lid was closed, and tho women gath
ered around, rapping the coffin with their
knuckles, passing their hands up and
down over it, howling and moaning all
the time.
Tho gravo was lined with new rush
baskets, split up the sides and spread out
flat, aDd upon this carpet the coffin, with
much difficulty and many experiments,,
was safely deposited. Them the wails
grew louder, and always thowoices of the
women were heard above tho rest. 'It is
impossible to describe that wailing. It was
not concerted;'every one seemed to be
acting independently of the others; there
was no attempt at tune, but every now
and then the musical voice of a young girl,
clear and high pitched, would lead in a
sort of cadence, and the heavier voices
joined in an incoherent dull cry. The
women 6wayed their bodies from sido to
side, waving in the air little tufts of
cedar which they tossed into tho grave.
But in all this there was very little sign
of real emotion. Tho young girls would
smilo and simper and duck their heads if
they met tho gaze of any of the white
bystanders. Only one of tho women shed
any tears, and she was tho sister of thé
medicine man, quite an old woman, who
stood at tho head of the grave real]
ing behind a big white handkerchie
There stood beside her an old buck, a
most comical looking object, whose long
locks were surmounted by a jaunty white
straw hat, and whose bony figure was
radiant in a red flannel miners shirt and
a pair of ragged gray trousers. Ho was
"a kind of a preacher," one of tho Indians
said, and his loud vocifération and. violent
gestures were the only' eulogies which
were to console the mourners and do
honor to the virtues of the deceased. For
he was the only medicine man in this part
of California, and his death left tlio^.tribe
unprotected against tho ravages of rhou*
mart ism and consumption. We could not
understand the Indian language, bat a
sturdy farmer's son by our side who has
picked up some of their vocabulary trans
lated for us what the preaeher was say
ing: "Injin doctor gone now; all Injins
die. Sick here, here, here (pointing to
bead, lungs and heart). Die, die, never
get well. Baby sick, no medicine, no get
any better, pretty soon die." Then the
m ah alas, with their papooses on their
backs, wailed louder, and the babies joined
In tha cry, and tried in vain to fight away
the files with their little fists. The
preacher talked on at intervals, descrihj
the destitution of the tribe, and the s.
and goodness of the departed doctor,
blind mahalas stood on the edge of the
grave, and every paw and then had to be
held baCk from slipping into the hole.
finally the preacher laid the dead man's
bow and arrows on the - coffin,
roll of blankets-was thrown in at tba>j
of the coffin, and two large fur
Some mistake was evidently made in
selection of articles, for a loud voice)Of
vituperation broke ont from* the mon
otonous wailing, and a bed quilt, lined
with turkey red calico, was hurled by
that fierce old mahala with the short
skirts, over the heads of the crowd back
to the pUe from whisk it had been ta kert.
The old boots, a leather bunting
a pair of spring scales weçp Me ,
then all was ready for the earth
shoveled in. The crowd did not disperse
until nearly nightfall, and as long as we
could see in tha twilight there were still
several black figures standing like sen
tinels at the grave.—Cor. San Francisco
Chronicle. ___
"Useful Household Articles."
Persons who respond to an advertise
ment that promises "twenty-five useful
household, articles for twenty-five cents"
are receiving by return mail a literally
pointed respopse— twéuty-flve needles.—
Chicago Herald.
Their Bearskin H ts.
The London Foot gnards are troubled
over the threatened abolishment of their
showy bearskin hats, which are worn at
present by three of their br gades. Tha
supply of bearskin has din inished ex
ceedingly yt late, so that n -w each hat
is worth about $33. These 1 eorskins are
practically useless, except 'or the pur
poses of display, and are even then only
suited for cold climates. But they are
highly cherished by the'scl Hers on ac
count of their Imposing appearance.—
Philadelphia Times.
A Story with a Moral.
A few years ^go, when the gambling
houses were running wide open, a young
man who held a good position, wiah mofe
responsibility than salary attached to it.
in a prominent -down town office, fell a
prey to the gambling passion. His 'salary
quickly exhausted at the fascinating game
of faro, it was but short step to the cash
drawer of his employers, and he soon
foupd to his dismay that he was in the
hole to the extent of some hundreds of
dollars. Exposure seemed inevitable and
he visited a friend and solicited a loan of
$20. Asked why he wanted it ho told, the
Wend all and said he desired to leave town
to avoid arrest and humiliation. The
amount was forthcoming, but liko many
others, he sought to win back his losings
with that small stake, and, finding this
impossible, he sought to drown his sorrow
in drink. The friend whe 2 ;;ined him the
money with which to leafre town saw him
in a maudlin state in a hell on West Mad
ison street, and gave him upas lost. Here
endeth the first chapter.
The young victim of faro awoko the
next morning with a verv large head and
in a fit of desperation. Taking a sudden
resolve, he visited his employers and
made a clean breast of his follies, tempta
tions and crime. They liked the young
man, as he was- bright and talented, ana
they treated him kindly. They agreed
that If he would sign tho pledge and ab
stain from gambling they would put him
in a position where ho would have no
temptation and would deduct from his
salary $20 per month until his defalcation
was made good. Well, he accepted the
proposition and held manfully, to his
pledges. In a little over two years he had
discharged the debt and was attending
strictly to business in a way that gained
for him the admiration and ood will of
thq firm's senior member. Last year the
junior member drew out and the youkg
man was given the partnership. A few
months ago the head of the firm died, and
now the business is controlled by the
same young man whoso whole life was
nearly wrecked by an unfortunate mis
take. This is a true story, and there are a
few who will be able to furnish the char
acters with their proper names.—Chicago
John Chinaman In Australia.
On gold fields that have been abandoned
by the whites, either because they ap
peared to have been worked out or be
cause the yield of the precious metal was
not sufficiently satisfactory in European
estimation, the Chinese always make a
good living, and sometimes secure valu
able prizes. They enter into possession
of tho abandonded workings, resume
operations iff their leisurely, methodic
fashion, and are occasionally rewarded for
their perseverance by the discovery of a
handsome nugget. But "fossicking" is
their fa vac pursuit on these deserted
fields. This consists in 6lowly and de
liberately raking over the unsightly heaps
of upturned earth that are the dismal
mementoes of the white man's former
The vigilant eye of tho Chinaman de
tects in these hurried accumulations many
a minute part' le of gold, and sometimes
a piece of quartz studded with the
precious metal that escaped tho observa
tion of his white predecessor; and there
is rarely a day on which ho does not re
turn to his tent in the evening the richer
for this process. In travel' og through
the gold regions of Australia, no sight is
more familiar than the abandoned dig
gings, dotted here and there with tho pa
tient, plodding Chinese, each bent low
with his handy little rake, analyzing the
contents of the white man's leavings, or
scrutinizing the alluvial deposits in the
bed of the neighboring creek.—Chambers'
A Fortune from a Seedling.
Some years ago a woman living near
Buffalo, whose former homo was in Euclid
township, was left a widow in straitened
circumstances. Her only means of liveli
hood consisted of a small vineyard. Amo:
the varieties of grapes was a plant
her husband had but recently set out as
an experiment. The puny vino bore that
season but a single bunch of grapes. It
is of course wi-li known that grapes are
raised from cuttings and roots and not
from seed. This woman, out of curiosity,
so well that the young vines were trans
lated, and when sufficiently developed
re handsomely a variety of grape that
differed radically from the original seed.
It was a lhscions table grape.
A i.eighboripg nurseryman had Lis at
tention drawn to the new grape, and
made the woman a proposition to take
cm tings from the vines, give the variety
n name and put it on the market, paying
her a royalty on all roots sold. She ac
cepted, and in a few years reaped a small
fortune as her share of the profits^ from
the sale, as the grape became an immedi
ate favorite. Forty thousand dollars in
royalties was paid to her by* this nursery
man. She sold he:* little vineyard and
retired to live at ea^-e the balance of her
days in her native town in New York
state on the mofiey brought her from the
seeds of a single grape-, planted almost by
chance.—Cleveland (O.) Cor. New York
planted the ieeds from one of the grapes
of this viro. They sprouted out and aid
A Word of Warning.
If you have any hereditary proneness to
consumption take care not to sleep, when
you go to health resorts, say, Iff Cannes or
Mentone, in rooms from which consump
tive-patients have just cleared out. The
congress of doctors which mgt recently
has pronounced that disease infections,
but not from, perhaps, the breath. Dan
ger lies in the. sufferer from it spitting
about, and, .when the saliva dries, tha
microbes in it being inhaled in the shape
of dust. Consumptive persons should
have rooms to themselves, make use of
spittoons, and they and all their sur
roundings should be kept with Dutch
cleanliness and often disinfected. Cows
are also to be mistrusted. An oft milked
cow is sure to go into a decline, and her
milk and the meat her body furnishes
when she is handed over to the batcher
are equally dangerous. The goat is proof
against pulmonary consumption, and Is
warmly recommended by the congress as
a 1 nurse to delicate children who ill
stomach boiled milk.—London Truth.
Fishing for the Canneries.
The fishing for the Washington terri
tory canneries is dope with nets, and is
earned on more extensively ih&n any
where else on this continent. In the
fisheries and canneries fully 7,000 men are
employed. The netting is mostly done at
night, and an idea of the immensity of
thoaatch can be had when it is known that
ova# $3,000,000 worth of the fish was sent
from the Columbia river district last year.
N#t fishing is also carried on extensively
on the St. Lawrence and other Canadian
Coal is worked In Kilkenny within ten
to twenty miles of three railways, hut
there is no branch railway to the mines.
Tb* Moon Frozen.
Mr. S. E. Peal, of Sibsagar, Asam, sup
poses the moon to be entirely covered
.with snow, with frozen and floe covered
seas, and thus accounts for the chief feat
ures of the lunar landscape, including
the absence of water.—Arkansaw Trav
A College Course.
In the United States one man in every
200 takes a college course; in England,
one in every 500; in Scotland, one in every
600; in Germany, one in every 213.
Established 1864.
Importers of and Jobbers and Bétail Dealers in
Heavy She'f and Building
Celebrated "Superior" and Famous Acorn
W. G. Mer's Cincinnati WraniM iron Ranges for Hotels ani Family Dse.
Iron, Steel, Horse and Mule Shoes, Nails, Mill Supplies, Hoes, Belt
ing, Force and Lift Pumps, Cutlery, House Furnishing Goods,
C entennial Refrigerators, lee Chests, Ice Cream Freezers,
Water Coolers Etc., Etc.
Visitors to the City are] respectfully Invited to «til and Examine onr Goods
and prices before purchasing.
32 andi34 Main Street, - ■ - - - Helena, M. T.
Til© lioadlng
of Montana.
Country Orders Solicited.
Corner Main Street and Broadway.
New Arrival of
We carry the largest line of the above stock in Mon
tana. Orders receive prompt attention.
Dwighps Cow-Brand SodaSaleratus.
Be euro that there is a picture of a Cow on your package and you will hare
the best Soda mado THE COW BRAND.
Spencer <fc Nye.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
HELENA, - - - - - - - - MONTANA
_ Souci for Illuaitrcatedl Catalogue.
Having leased the two upper floors of the Davidson Block and con
nected same with our already immense Salerooms, we now occupy four
entire floors extending through the whole block from Jackson to Main
street, stocked throughout with goods of every grade and at prices that
defy competition. Every purchase made STRICTLY FOR CASH
direct from FIRST HANDS and shipped in CAR LOADS ONLY. An
examination of stock and prices solicited.
Pianos, Organs, and Musical Merchandise.
tl fflST PRICES!
We are now receiving our fall and winter stock of
C L O T H I 1^" G
In Sacks and Cutaway Suits, Pea Jackets, Boys
and Childrens Suits.
From the cheapest to the finest. Mens Furnish
ing Goods ; Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes ;
Blankets, Quilts, Gloves, Etc., Etc., Etc.
You will find our prices right and our styles
Opposite Orand Central' Hotel.

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