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r~ M jT r S/ 4 BADNESS Or Til£ ROAD AND THE DIffICILTY Of GETTiNG 1H c GOLD TO MARKET." . So many stori s are now afloat in the j daily press about lost mines and won that it t.iay not bi tl rful dis cut of place to reprint some reniait Of old Mark Twain on the subject lieh gold deposits, which original. y a j ( it d 40-odd y a is ago In no caill'o l a pap r wiih w nlch ne w as then eo lie, led: "1 have just sein your diapu'ch fin fein Francise i in iSaui day rv-riiu l'ns;." w; me M i vk, "about gold ii s lotion in Caiistoga snrinps. ami a • the proprietor having c.tiacv (unes of goil ; lie utmorl • from two barrels of water du.'in joist fortnight i>> a pr.r ss kho-vu ■ >. to himself. "This will surprise many o yo readers, but it does not surprise n for I once own-o th- s- sp.ings inyse "What does «urjiris. r:c. howev falling off in rUhri-s : of t ie water. In my time the yi b w s a dollar a dip perful. I am not any'tig this to inlure the property in . a sa'e is content SWEPT TO DEATH. Grand F. storn : <M. (Vi Cor. New York, J urr.al. This sc ti m of British Columbia | bounds t.i r.ndary lore, and ail the J ill told by the old m n of the aboriginal trb.es around the. camp fire] at ni. nt none is of m tragic .merest j than one related by iShonwie-lo, a sage i of the Colviiles, whose age no one ut tempts to guess with any degree of ac t uracy, and who, when asked concern ing this subject, points to an immense pine tree which grows near his lodge, and says, in his mixture of broken Eng lish and Chinook jargon: "My son, 1 have seen the time when my friend there and I were the same height, but I was stronger than he, for I coul<H>end him to 'the ground." One night, after the aged sage had silently wooed "Lady Nicotine," for up ward of an hour, he laid aside his pipe •nd said: "My son, I will tell you of the Black feet, and of how my tribe, who have al ways been a peaceable people, defeated the war party from beyond the big hills —we and our father, Toy-e-be. (Toy e-l»e Is the Indian name for Kettle Riv er.) It was many years ago, before the Hudson Bay company brought rifles and 'whisky to us, before the white man cam" t nd stole our women, leaving us small j plated. 1 am so; • ■ history, it , .hit i i : . ,:od 1 ... ' .11. aim up emi let him s and fif -11 ni.iutes. '. > g , t. ; i.a.tr a cia.ne s . i >. t. i ;; i inserted hi ai i l > ii: u:-. re ■ . r, which hr d the o? i •> • •» ii.", god "U through his nave taken more than $11 000 f •' "t c id man in less than a day ! a 1 .•. i i d have h Id on to those . . ■. far the badness of the toad ■ l.e dif" "If of getting the gold to T ■ ■ r s d 'r that the go'd-yie'd ■ wit r is in man - ; l-'-orets rr-tnark .e. a-l y -t no m ir-' remarkable tha .? go'd-her ring fir of Catgut canyon, he-e towr-d the head of the aurifer ts range. This air. or this wind, for r >ts range. This air. or this wind, for j p Ho-vs down thr nigh 60i) miles of Ihe ' r'-hest niB-tn eronpings during an hour j und a quarter every day. except Sun i I j j j pox and boils in return. "One time, w he nthe leaves had just begun to die, 3U0 of the Blackfeet braves passed to the north of us through the Kicking Horse Pass as far as the O-kan o-gan. The tribes in the north had no hearts, and the Blackfeet took many scalp3, and all the food they wanted, burning the rest. "They went through the land as the goose flies, like a wedge, with their strong men in front and on the wings, and their wounded and prisoners in the center. They took eough prisoners only to carry their food, and would torture them when they returned to their own land; but we were merciful, and gave them a quicker death. "I was a young man then, and was the fastest runner in my tribe. On that day I was hunting mowitch (deer) a long day's journey up the river. I saw the Blackfeet In their canoes, and they were singing their war songs and telling how they had vanquished every tribe they had met. But victory had made them overproud, and they were careless. I kne wthat they would camp for the night before coming to the lodges of my tribe, but in the morning what would become of my people? ''So I ran, and the sun hunted his bed in the salt water no faster than I hunted the lodge of my father. Night •barged with exqulslte gold. idles and solidifies iv as contact with >d *by passion. The ■ rs w ion c V.'ii iam Aibrahams was dis^. d i i 1 .ve. lie used to sit ou't the wind was blowing, and ' ar.ie in again and began to sigh, and I would extract $1.70 out of every sigh. He signed right along, and the time that John Harbison and A'eck Norton quarreled about Harbison's dog, they stood there swearing at each other, and they knew how. and what they didn't know about swearing they couldn't learn from you and me. not by a good dial; and at the end of every three o»' four minutes they had to stop and de elare a dividend. If they didn't, their jaws would clog up so they couldn - . get ldg. nine-syllable ones out at all, and when the wind was done blowing, they i cleaned up just a little over *1600 apiece. ! 1 know these facts to be absolutely i tiue, because T got them from a man i whose mother I knew personally." • nine and I ran on, for I had eyes in the | duik, and the t pal l .sped under my feet with a soft, singing sound. The bushes kissed me in the face and bade me run faster. Ah, tiie woods were good to me in those days, I stopped only for a mo ment to batlie my face in the river when 1 came to a ford, and to drink a little of the cold water. "So in the middle of the night I came into my father's lodge and told him what ! 1 had seen. My father was the chief o. I the tribe. He told me to awaken the m f"- * <ä ' So in the early morning we were «11 : hid in the bushes by the river in froilt* of Ten-as-ket's lodge, about four hours*, journey up the river, and the women.: had all our canoes waiting aliout a mtlè' below us. Soon we saw the Blackfeet ! coming, and they were not singing now, but bending to their paddles and niak- i ing the river foam. When they came near us we shouted the war cry, and sent our arrows among them like a cloud. Many fell into the water, but the rest paddled to the shore, formed a wedge and charged. »''Nothing could stand before that ter rible wedge, and we ran until we reached our canoes. Then we paddled down the river as fast as we could, while they re turned to their canoes and gave chase. You know the place, about a day's walk below here, where Toy-e-be had cut a hole through the mountain, where noth ing can pass and live, and where even big trees are torn into splinters on the rocks. Well, when we came around the V-L^PUJ/* ST RW«3.^t_Ty>J T3EAX4 P/^yiO^I I A* «' I OAl I>r. T. D. Su livan, physician in charsj of the quarantine hospital will close u;> that institution next Monday, pr ividi.ig no new cases of smallpox ar : reported. Daring the last epidemic Dr. Said van it: s betn continuously a' the hot.p.tal for a p.r.od of fix months and has treat ed 250 patients. There are three left and they will be ready for dlschai ge next Monday. Out of the 250 patients there were only three deaths. Last year he w as at the l ospita' ten months an l f e u tu 174 patients out of which there were two deaths. This makes a total of 424 ca^es wiih five deaths.. Dr. Su livan is a firm believer in vac cination and states that since it was compelled by the city he did not have a c'.se from the lower part of town and previous to that time the majority of the cases came from that district. The last fifle-n or twenty cases have been miners and others who have led good respecta mm m mm SULLIVAN'S OFFICE. | ! I : ! i bend at the top of this canyon, we pulled our canoes out of the water and hid them in the bushes. Then we wait ed. "Soon thf Blackfeet came along, their canoes leaping from the water, so earn est were they in their determination to come up with us. If they had not been blinded by anger 'they would have seen the water on the rocks where we lifted our canoes out. but they saw nothing, neither did they hear the roar of Toy-e be as he tore through the mountain. When they had all entered the gorge we jumped from the bushes and called them to return. But Toy-e-be had them In his grasp, and he is stronger in his wrath than any living thing. For a moment they struggled against the current, then they disappeared. "We went over the mountains to where the river comes out of the gorge, and, there, floating around in the whirlpool, were bits of canoes, and on the rocks were some of the men. but on one could tell that they had ever borne human shane. "When the Blackfeet sent out a party to look for their young men we were ready for them, for all the tribes in this land come together, and few Blackfeet ever returned to the land of their fathers." FOUND 9 QUAGGALIKE ZEBRA. London News: The quagga has been been extinct tor- good many years, but Sir Harry Johnston, K. C. B. brought be fore the zoological society on Tuesday some evidence to show that there exists ble lives. During bis entire stay of six teen months he did not have a case where the person had been recently and successfully vaccinated but between 70 and SO per cent of the cases cared for by him were men and women who had never submitted to vaccination. Ab at f.ur months ago the epidemic ws at i s height and tin- pest house con tained sixty sufferers. i'.ie county com missioners and the ci y luthorities real ising the necessity of concerted action made an addition to the smallpox hospi tal and enforced the compulsory vaccina tion law. Although there was consider able objection on the part of ;he public, the prompt measures had th effet of stamping out the disease. Whi e n Butte the epidemic is at an en i Mi sou!a has twenty casts tol f v »ry own In he stale of any s-izze is struggling with the dis ease. Dutte lias had an experience that it will not soon forget. Dr. Sullivan is a native of Detroit, in Africa a somewhat quaggalike zebra, which, in any case, is clearly a previous ly unknown form. It Is represented at present by merely two strips of skin or uncertain loea'ity on the zebra's body, and by plenty of rumor of a more or less circumstantial kind. You cannot build up an entire zebra from bit of skin as Owen built up the dinornis from a single bone. But it can be asserted that tne skin fragment Is that of a beast unlike any known zebra. The difficulty about this mysterious creature Is that it is said to live in forests, whi'e zebras as a race prefer the open. It is not often that a new beast of thj<= sijjo turns up. and the ws from Africa received by the Zoologi cal Society is more gratifying than some news which we have lately had from those parts of the world. SOMETHING ALWAYS IN STOCK. "Have you any postage stamps?" asked the young lady of the drug clerk. • "We are just out of stamps," replied the clerk, absently, "but we have some, plasters that are just as good."—Chi cago News. WITHOUT ADULTERATION. Cocoa* ^■NnC I HEALTHFUL II GROCERS EVERYWHERE. Mich., but has been a resident of ttha great northwest for many years. He has made a special study of contagioous diseases and had charge of the smallpox epidemic outside of Tacoma, Wash., eight or nine years ago. He has studied the disease in the hospitals of Paris and London and was peculiarly fitted for the position which he has been holding. Ho has been a resident of Butte for the past three years and previously practiced medicine in ^Seattle, Wash. The position which he has been hold ing was not an altogether pleasant one for the reason that he has had under his care some of the toughest element in the country. He was his own peace officer and during an.' outbreak or insubordina tion was unable to call in help. He was popular with his pa'tients and this fact is apparent for the reason that no rows of importance occurred during the time he ha.l charge. He is looking eagerly forward to reaching civilization again. ETREME CURIOSITY. Jewish World: The fourteen year old son of a respectable Jew in Warsaw hanged himself the other day. 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