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Address all communications to the 1
TithlUNE, (iOtT FLui. How.
LAnD O' (iv .s' ItIn Nr, j
April 2', i'S1
N otice is hercht given that th £illiiaiinn.
settler hastiled nnoticecofhis intention to sitk
final proof in support of hi, claim. anl that sail
proot will be made heilre the I, ister and 11:.
* ceiver of the U. S. Land Otike at Il'ni, 'I.,
on June 6i, 11ll, viz:
Charls Tripl tt. who min-de thiw stird appli-t
cation No. Ii 't for the SE 1.1 of Section 20, town
ship 17. Nof RII W.
lien tnmes the following with -as to prt v hi
continuous residene-i upon, and cult:vation of I
said land, viz: 'It o:nas L. (iirhtan. tltidia. N. T,
John P. Auitin, Chestnut, 11 T William LiKe
and Alvin Hodson of Ulidi'. M T.
F. AIIKIN.ON, Register.
Notice of Final Entry.
LANDn It'rwg iIT :l.Le T.'
A1 ri! 1, 5S, .
OTIlE is herebygiv'c that tti following
named ttler has fil. d otici i f hi:- in- n
tion to maketinal proof in -iptlort li hi: t ai'm.
andthat said proof will be iilie bt-iorn. i,
Woods, Notary Public in and for Li wvis ad.
Clarke county. Miontegna, at Florence, H T, in S
May Pl, 1541. viz:
Lucien H. Railey, who made Pra-'mpt:i n it. . U
No. 6Is14 f ,r thi- F'; of \E', of SW'. \E S" t E
NW4., see :2, township ill N of 7 W.
He nam s the following witnesses to prov' his (i
continuous r sidincg npon. and ciltivati, n of.
said land, viz: Ni-lain J Minli-ton, Jant i a '.
Donald, John Terral and Williain Felty. al of
Augusta, M1 T.
F. AtMIN ON, llcgster. j
Notice of Fina! Entry. If
L -id Ciico at rn:,. lion'-nn, t s
Apr;]l!!, 15'. l 1
NOTICI. is hereby en ttthe following
ran, iud sttlert stil dI roticeof his intention
in make final proi f n support of his claim. 'iiit
t at sid proof will t e mode befor. the Rlgi-ter t Il
and liceiver of the L. S. I tir ritHce t t.l a
Montana. 11 T. on Juneu..1-.. viz: 1I
John P Austin. who mrod lomnsti--d split
* lion No 2tfo the ii'7, ,Wi.B1 , a'.3, ! i
towis ip1i. Niof H'tW.
He names tlie following witn-*a-es to-,rove his
continuousresidiiie tpon, and enti tiv c tit n of.
said sanod, viz (thas. Triptett. of I hestit. Thus l
L (ierliam, Win McKee and ALVin tiedaon, i
ULidia, Montana.
F. ADKINSO\N. iegister.
Mary 2. ait.
Notice is hereby given that the following-namn
eda ttler has filud noricic of his intention to 11
make final proof in suppi ri of his claim, and
that said prioof will b- intaie before iJ P Dsis. a
Notary Public, in and for ci-'tiir count i Mon
tana, at Ulihia. M T., on July 1I, 140, viz: j
Fiamuel Ad: mns, wl o in di D. it No, 6:2 fi ir
lets2rd :1sectii in 9 loti tnd sys ctitn i!: dI1
lot 111 section '3) tp 1It N of 1 2 E. h
He names the following witnesiii to prove his
continuois resi.hnee i pon, ind til itivation of.
said land, viz: Siintel Dire iMore, of Cnt Diver,
Dl T. Charley I. Holt. of Sohnstown, M T. Lewis p
Shultz and David C. Fitan. of Sun River. 11 r' t
F. ADKINS(N, Register. 1
Sun River, - - Montana. C(
Ofrce: Main St., Foot of Broadway, Helena, `J. T.
Broadway, * - - Helena, Mont.
The Law of R~eal Estate and water
rights mad: r sp eialty.
Iid Eo1 Toil Restaurant.
Main Strcet, Heicn a
S. Slusher, - - Proprietor.
Attorneys & Opunselors
Special attention gin nto Land and Mining
(lairs and Collections.
H R U. S. Dep. Mineral Surveyor.
County Snrveyor
Cv11 EIligtieers & Dep. II. S.
Mineral & Land Surveyors,
Irrigating ditches and ranch surveys a specialty.
C CHE ER , 10miTAl08,
and Builder.
Plans and Specifications for any De
sired Building Furnished.
Satisfactison Guaranteed on all Con
tract Work
Sun River, - Mont
Job Wori Promptly Attendled to
Great Falls, - Mont.
O(ne of Matiara> h'l flIy ( W t';f ia
to ('.-.s Averod \\ !dilh i'am -s
Many Wild Tale.
On Captains Lewis and Clarke's
return fn in their ('Spl( iiig expedi
tioln to Ii e m1n1h11 of the C( ounia
river, t1 ev 1r uied thlouogh a
pass: itn fhe mountain a little eouth
of the heod of the s-outh Tork of San
river, which pass ha. -ice in ll'
known as L( w_5 and Clarke's Pars.
In ttKr w;::t hOake niatiio
of the Shisahsb 0W i -OT'i-n, or what,
i- now talled A' I i nk utte. 111ev
* * 11.!f a nini fl :her we ch
served front a riglit the Shiihocuaw
,fountain, a tiO hn insul..td inoountaitn
of a conir ft'"' !in-ini z everal
miles ]in advai (if the east rn range
o' the Riokv mountain:. i
Thy i'lmolniOL: ''noven f'riad tonow
coaa lily h .. as the Invy tank
Butte. bult wais ,-alleJ by the Indians
Giant's H;a_ , owing to the peculiar
formation of rocks on its southerly
5:Olpl'. whjeh clearly and distln 'tly
form the outline of a man's faec. At
the cidanee of from twenty to sixty
Inm l it presents the ap porance of a
haystal-, and from which it derived
its nane from the whites. Cn nearer
approah it loses much of its syunne
try and contour, lut nevertheless is
an object of study and interest, stand
ing, as it does. like a rcatinel at the
distance of perhas five or six miles
from the main range of mountains.
From applarances it was at one tune
cOve:e l with Vegetation its ('eltire
height. but the storms of ages which
have swept its unprotected sides, have
gradually wa ho'd away the soil. until
at thn' prelient tbie nearly its entire
height is barren. except on one side
which is lttping, is covered vwith
pines. Its apparent volthiOssnes5s on
the exterior, is redeomed, however,
by the minerals it is said to contain.
which number the wore preclous,
though lin quantity, not suftleiilnt to
make their development pr1 titmable.
besides an almost unlimited quantity
of chalybi to of iron, and also a vein of
coal, of very good quality, which has
been develop ed to some extent by a
tunnei. but the entcrprise proviig un
profitable for want of a niarket, it was
li li V t cklilO 1s e I11oi1 1 f'n {11: i re I
as.oc ated with this wonderful freak
of natare, and it is saidi they all rev
erenceod it. Cther stories more an
thentic are associated with it at a
more recent date. It was within the
confines of the innumerable coulces
that surroand it than the famous
Plammer gang of outlaws had a ren
dezvoIs, aond in which they found a
secure haven whoa hard pressed by
the minions of law. It is said that
their place of abode while there has 1
never vet been found, and it is not t
likely ever will. as each and every one
of the famous gang have long since
expiated their crimes at the end of a
rope. without divuiging the secret of
their safe retreat. in which it is stated
they buried countless thousands of
wealth, the fruits of their nefarious
I business. Numerous attempts have
been made to discover this cache. but
without satisfactory results. A widow
of one of the members of the gan r
spent several months endeavoring to'
unearth the wealth, but returned to
her home in St. Louis disappointed. t
She made a second attempt. with the
same result. Scarcely a year rolls
around without some fortune hunter
makes his appearance in a mysterious
manner, and shouldering a shovel I
hies himself away in search of the l
gang's fastness, with the unearthing'
of the countless thousands of buried (
wealth, in view. After a search pro- 11
longed for days and even months, he
returns disgusted, with disappoint-e
ment stamped on every feature, and L
disappears in the direction from !
whence he came. Only a short time a
ago a young man, after consulting
with a clairvoyant, came on, after the
coin, and when last seen was throwing d
out dirt from a hole about ten feet s
square, in great hope. It is likely the y
Plummer cache is like that of Captain
Kidd's, buried, never to be found. a
We do not know of any places in s
the State where the few aborigines
still to be found on the coast ever
come near a wine-making establish u
ment. Their labor is not of the kind
desired. A class of native Californi- S
ans are sometimes employed in wine
making, though not in large numbers.
Chinamen are considerably used, both C
in gathering grapes and in making
wine, though they do little more than g
feed the stemmers and assist in plan- si
ing the crushed grapes in the presses. c
California wine is made universally in re
this State by a very simple process, c,
and with a very few exceptions by the I
aid of patent machinery. The grapes ei
rrý firs ivassed through a stemner,
w~hieh remilOvO the steos an 1 b)reaks
the shins They are thoe put into a
loes and lhydraini powcr is ap;'>i4
until the juice is all out. T r) .:an!)
out the juice as is (1one in Italy. VSlLi1
1nut some jarts of Iralee w oIl h1
with al the labor-saving aniehi ner'
eiln;jox .d. a -low, expensive and ab
arsl) F£ w mtW eps are eo poor
that tIey cannot Wori a press. Most
I owners of vineyards 1-01l their gral s
to thel'arg wine ie: whi'h have the
requisite applianc s 0or the proti
and f&!rmentation. B themn it is sold
direct to the city oir ahints or to the
nmaktrs of finer I ri in thle ity.
who b_ ad and export it. Pi rhaps
there it noV and then a email vine
yardi.t in the hills who raise.; a few
hundred pounds of grapes and makes I
a little wine for his own use. This
ma 1h a native 'Californian or 10
may le an Italian amA his wine mnuk
iIng 1iroce: may Ie very pri niti o. It
is possible he may at amp all t he grape
juice from the force of early habit.
but wine so made is invariably con
atie I by the makaer. It has no miar
4t value whatever. San Franeiso)
A 2i04T~NANA, I!>; A NA .
1o ; Tonunv irus. (1 Helena, Frc:
Z, Poor Protspwe for 1'.tunim
On Saturday ihere arrived at the
(iun'n hotol. in Portlanl, a poorly
(lr'sse-(. cno :ron -looking man
albat ift. ;ears of age, whi) took a
(dllAr ro0 . The e:.w arrival wvas
Thomai Cr'-e. the maan Rho hald sold
the Drain Laun nondt mine, ini Ston
ta~na. for C L fR~a t wýas noticed
ilarlIl g th prI'ene 0 the p o illionair
in the ho10s that he spent no mire
money than he could pos::ibly avoid.
On T sda a Le left for his home in
foi ans. A gentleman who knew
Mr. Cruse well, said to a tews re
porter: Y1(,s,. I atn pretty well ac
qu~ainlted with hits. For the past
twenty-live years he has been a pros
pector in Montana and Idaho, and his
pre:ent wealth is due to (he fact that
he is on01 of tloe fellows that 'e
hold and never let go. Why, it's
twenty years sineo he struck the 'ine
that he sold for more than a million
and a half. In order to develope it
he would work for awhile '.ith others
to obtain a -take for grum. tools and
p)wder. Then he would put in his
time on the mine until his fund: were
exhausted. F!inlly he ;truck pay I
dirt ani his eathusia:;mI knew no
bounds, and for two or three years
before he sold out he made a living
out of it by extracting a few hundred
pounds of ore and taking it to his cab
in and redacing it to a pulp in a inor
tar and washing out the gold in a
bread pan. You see the mine, al
though rich, could not be properly
developed without capital. Being of
a secretive nature, he had a door at
the entr'.ace of his secret treasure,
which he kept locked at all times,
and the miners used to call the place
'Cause's prison.' The story (>f the
great richness of the mine spread far
and wide, and big offers were made
for it. Among those who made an
offer for the mine was Mackay of ho
nanza fame, but the hardy prospector
knew full well the value of his find.
and would not sell until he got his
figure. Crime was a stayer from away
back, and don't you forget it. Had it
been me I would have sold out long
ago. Finally an English syndicate
commenced to angle with the lucky
prospector, and at one time negotia
tions reached such a stage that the
papers were drawn up and read to
Cruse, who was also represented by
his attorney. A clause in the agree
ment was read by which the purchas
ers could buy the one-sixth interest
he retained should they so desire.
This jarred on the old man's ears like
a false note to an orchestra leader.
"I want that stricken out and I give
you just five minutes t do so. If you
don't, the jig is up," sententiously
said the man who had waited twenty
years for a purchaser.
"Well, but that's a mere formality,
and its not likely the company will
want to freeze you out," said the rep
resentative of English capital. This
sort of expostulation was kept up
until the hands on the clock marked
the expiration of the fateful five min
"The jig's up," slowly and sternly
said Cruse.
"And indeed it was, and the failure
to accede to the request made by
Cruso cost $100,09t0 extra, and it was
several months before he resumed ne
gotiations. Had the clause been
struck out, five-sixths of the mine
could have been purchased for $1,500,
000, but when the negotiation were
resumed $1,600,000 was asked and re
ceived for one-sixth of the Dram
Lumnion mine." The mine is situat
ed about fifteen miles from Helena.
1'1 - -
-e haiv just learned from MIr.
Horton t at the steaneer 'lisoouri,
chartered by the govermnent for use
(,f thb sur v.ing part- "rrivied at BiSs
Vac an ill cons cdireci1', throuhghI
aeiil go on to a point +below the Gfrat
alls. and " o' nehte the sur e- of the
river on their reK rn trip.- Press.
it mayý !'C' i:ere'e to .ur read.rs
to know that an appropriation has
been m;de by' Congress for the im1
1) ro eim e1nt of the Misronri t bo: the
Fais. or at' east wo a? . .o J nrmnvd
by t geileninii Who is a position to
know. The appropriation is an oat
growth lof the scheme to run boats to
the Great falEs, tranispint their car
*o'*s 1): Ic ea- i 1 ia hor' railroa I to
the hi'ul of the .alts, and then reload
the in 1 m ll '1 't-a::'w for tranrspor
tation to (hints farther up the river.
This enterprise is not i'iiractical, and
it is Ih ilu meals improbable that it
may not i-t mt. raie
Wlw<.n ti' ::chomp v;as snugit oe
ca*io '(1 no litt.:t i'jteiliti t. nIl vis
iul: of a g-reat city below the (;'eat
falls iiiu di te'l'i'r 'niaptO o t'ire
«-a: a lively rerma bl'e fo:' the aned
ther ':outs. We belii `1. C. lower
of Be tilon. Iva; the -st rani on the'
''mound. He imuiiiwJiatelt: to I po)
I w'"'on of the i.)t d.sirahe' lo-tion
'uilt a cabin and pat l eh it a siingilf
procaimig h1 l):rss wh onth of the
1land. He vats not deloatnld to long
remnain in peaceful posse'nion. lBe
side-; par-ties in Hl(1an acid B3enton.
.1)0) ;caLppincott had Julia Largest
Of I:nl 1iveer. ('au ht t'ie iaf etion,
and `-farted for what then con~nadntly"
e..ted w.s to b,'e the fiutre groat of
northern ;Toatana. As it hiappened.
Messrs. Largenit and Lippincott and
a carriage containing the Hel
lan p~iarties ,ostarted frime San
River one i'veii~ng about the same
time, both boisnd for the same destin
ation, and both having in view the
Same object, viz: that of relocating
aand jii mping Power's tobi;Xirte. The
Stii Ri r parties had el, a lvantage.
Tnti were awavr of tlh d(estination
and object of th e illejinai parties,
While they in turn were ignirant of
anim init nions on the part of the two
Sun i Vlel ct tira:. At It th Leaviings
of Sln river the two rival parties net,
Iad here it was that the Sun River
diplomatic, got in their w, rk. They
plied the driver of the Hl'ana earriage
wjwith copious draughts fro: a bottle
a111l shortly haur toe satisfaction of
seeing him driving off toward Twenty
Eight-1Mile Springs. Having (leared
the way of all rivals, by this neat
str'mte"-emi, our two worthy Sun River
friends proceeded on their wry rejoic
ig. and arrived at their destination
about midnight. They immediately
had the land surveyed,--we believe,
by John lierler, deceased; -promptly
demolisbedl Power's shack and pitch
ed it into the river, built one of their
own, and when old Sol rose majestic
ally over the Rocky Mountains, she
beamed forth for the first time on a
new city, which was christened Ship
wer vi ttin in the doorway partaking
of sorw r fr eshnuents after their hard
About noon the Helena land-jump
ers appeare:l on the scene, after mak
ing a circuit of about sixty or seventy
miles, and it took them but an instant
to realize the situation. They seen
they had been duped bp a couple of
old-timers from away back. They felt
their discomfiture keenly, but wisely
refrained from making any kick. It
is needless to say that the two worth
ies remained in undisputed possession.
The vision faded like the mist before
the sun. As soon as the excitement
abated, the proprietors of Shippings
port abandoned their townsite. On
the banks of the Missouri just bolow
Great Falls the cabin still stands,
which in years gone by was called by
its owners Shippingsport, and was
fondly expected to be the metropolis
of the Territory.
During the time the excitement was
at its height an experienced navigator
from the east came on, at the solicita
tion of Helena capitalists, and made
an examination of the river from
Three Forks to the present site of
Great Falls, and gave it as his opin
ion that the scheme was practical;
and if capital would interest itself in
its furtherance, it is just as practical
now as it was then.
The site remaining unclaimed for a
number of years, has at last been pur
chased by a syndicate of English cap
italists. What object they may have
in view is known only to themselves.
This company is a strong one, and
largely interested in the Territory.
It is reasonable to suppose they have
some end in vibw, the nature of which
at the pre.ent time is a mystery. It
may be looking -forward to a revival
of the old scheme, in which event
Snhioipmsgport will once again come
prominently before the public, and its
former proprietors regret that they
let go no soon. We patiently await
the outcome, whatever it may be.
Wh it the lai;s av About t' Ir 11,088
A Bloody 11ecord andt Strange
"It's the strangest thing I ever heard
of. It often starts off on a perfectly
I level track, and we have to keep the
li eke n anl the while in or der tok
it quiet."
The above remarks were uttered by
Jack Martin, a brakeman on the San
Pedro road. Martin was addressing
a friend a few days ago.
"What's the matter with the car?"
asked the pcr.on addres ;ed.
"I think it is haunted. At least all
the boys say it is. It mav and it may
not be; but it is certain that the car
often moves when no one is near it."
The car in question wa; an old cue
anud stood on a side track. It had just.
been brougbt up from San Pedro and
lben emptied of six tons of iron for
the cable railroad. Continuing, Miar
tin said: "That car has a strange his
tory. No less than three murders have
bhen conunnitted in it. Three years
ago it was brought out from Baston
landed with fine furniture for a hotel
in Sacramento. Somewhere in Neva
da the door was broken open and two
tramps entered and cloned the door.
They were anxious to get to 'Frisco,
and being supplied with food and wa
ter they proposed to go through with
out change. No one knows how the
deed was done; but when the car was
opened at Sacramento the body of on-,
of the tramps was discovered. His
throat wars cat and an ugly wound
was found on hisrightside. The other
tramp could not be found. The car
was side-tracked at Sacramento three
months and was then loaded with flour
for Stockton. While at the depot at
the latter place a couple of railroad
hands occupied it one night, and dur
ing a game of cards one of them
named John Dewey stabbed his com
panion. He died in a few moments.
The trial was a long one and Dewey
was sentenced to San Quentin for
twenty years. He claimed he acted
in self-defense. When arrested, how
ever, he had about w38 in his posses
ssession, while his dead companion
did not have a nickel. That locked
rather suspicious. Well, the next we
head of No. 11,088 she was the scene
of another mysterious affair. This
was about a year ago at El Paso.
During a strike among some Italian
laborers at that place this car was
boarded by half a dozen of them. A
quarrel ensued over some trifling mat
ter and one of them was beaten so
badly that he died before medical aid
could be summoned."
'The car must be haunted," remark
ed Martin's companion, who listened
to the story with the closest attention,
"and I would riot sleep in it for a
hundred ollais."
"All the ti'aiu mcii say it is," con
tinued Martin, "and the fact that it
will often move on a level track is an
evidence that something is wi'ong."
"Do you ever hear any strange
noises around it 1" asked the reporter.
"I fancy sometimes I hear a moan
or some indistinct mutterings, but it
may be only imagination," replied the
brakeman. "The engineer said yes
terday he heard a human voice in it.
but, upon looking all around the car,
saw no one. The fact of the matter
is, I do not have much to do with the
old thing, and I wish the company
would draw it off."
At this point in the conversation
I Martin's -train pulled up from the new
depot, and he boarded it and was soon
engaged with the duties attending his
line of business. Car 11,088 is con
sidered haunted by nearly all the rail
road boys.-Los Angeles News.
Ax Irishman who wa; sleeping all
night with a negro had his face black
ened by a practical joker. Starting
off in a hurry in the morning, he
caught sight of himself in a mirror;
puzzled he stopped and gazed and
finally exclaimed: "Begorra, they've
woke the wrong man!"
When a Kurd wants to join a band
of thieves, the chiefs stand him on a
rock and make him swear by the be:.rd
of the prophet that he is not stand
ing on a rock. This is in order to give
him a chance to show what a liar he
is. If he can not stand the test he is
rejected. If he does stand it he is
next made to swear that he is not
among the thieves and has never met
any in his life. This is to see if he
would be able to lie with a straight
face if the Philistines ca '':.'
lie Tell:; a Pllcnod- ;rur~liao' t:c I.;.
Whi h He is the Villain.
Jim Appleton, or "Colonel" Jim
Appleton, is in Denrer. The "Colo
nel" is an old-timer. He had croe;ed
the plains several timee before the
59er tenderfeot, who are now barna
cles, throught of the wild. wild West,
The "Colonel" has had many aps and
downs in life, and na: only plain Jinn
until the Leadville excitencent broke
out. He went to Leadville with the
re:t of the gang. and while in the car
bonate camp displayed s;;ch wonr er
fulablility j e~l iz toplate #h
place a temperance town by rnmo ing
the cause that he was irlveted "Colo
nel," and afterwards promoted to the
title lie now holds
Jim has had money,. Hie is one of
those kind of fellows who stumble on
to a gcood thing once in a whike, and
doesn't know how to keep it. The
'colonel" made a strike in Leadville
once, which netted him $109,000, and
af'rards made a strike in the San
Juan country almost as large. Ho has
no money now, but he has a tongue
and can tell an old-time incident with
the garrulity of an old maid gushing
over a lace overskirt er a neighbor's
The "colonel"-- who, by the way, is
credited with having a dozen Ute
squaws for le't handed wives--was in
the Jockey Club rooms, and was hold
ing forth between drinks to an inter
ested audience
"I didn't have anything to do to
day." he said, "and took a walk to the
court house. When I got there and
sat down I became interested in a
divorce case that was going on. A
woman was seeking a divorce. Cn
the witness stand she said she was
young and foolish when she married
the fellow; that she never loved him
and only married him because it was
the fashion to marry. Well, they lived
a cat and dog life for a year, and fi
nally she deserted him rod when
home to her ma, and had been living
with her folks ever since, and tha`
her husband had refused to contribute
to her support. and that he was cruel
"There wasn't any husband present
to deny any of her charges. and as she
had complied with the law the judge
entered a decree in her favor, and gave
her back her maiden name. She will
pose now as a young and innocent
girl and will rope some fellow in, and
you may bet that he will be wealthy.
She wouldn't have any other kind of
a man. Talk about women getting
fooled. When one woman get fooled
three men do.
three men do.
As I was going to say. I started out
to ;ell about a friend of mine, Chaun
coy Ellsworth, who lived near Green
castle, Indiana, about thirty years
ago. Chauncey was a good big-heart
ed fellow, and married a little flirt
named Sally Gentry, although warned
against it by his friends. He was all
that a woman could wish of a man.
yet she wasn't satisfied with him, and
t led him a terrible life.
The stories circulated around the
neighborhood were disgraceful, but
poor Chauncey never heard anything
of what was going on. His friends
went to him, but Chauncey wouldn't
t believe anything they said. He said
he knew Sally and that whatever she
did she would not disgrace his name.
It went on that way for about two
years, when Chauncey became the
laughing stock of the neighborhood.
This riled him, for if Chauncey was
anything he was proud. His suspi
cions were aroused. He watched and
finally became convinced that his
Sally was not altogether right. He
went home one night and found one
of his wife's lovers--a fellow named
Dick Lever. He spoke pleasantly to
Dick; chatted awhile with them very
pleasantly, and finally bade them
good night and left the house. That
was a stunner to his wife. She didn't
know what to make of it. Chauncey
didn't come back. After waiting sev
eral days and hearing nothing of her
husband, she began to search for him
and found him at a neighbor's. He I
hadn't said anything, and it would
have been all right had she let him
alone. He wouldn't have bcthered
her, but rhe wasn't satisfied. She
would have him go home with her, 4
and he wont.
The next morning the country was
horrified on learning that Chauncey r
had left the country, after having
taken a horrible reveng3 on his wife.
He had cut off both her ears. C
Of course there was a hue and cry
raised, but not much of a search
made for Chauncey, as he was a favor ,
its, and the general verdiet was that J
he bad served her right She stail=
- - t t ' jIt' r : 1 .j e
Lu-in nos in r ing moatthr, 2' cents
p r fl
1:uniness not.a*- 1' c' nts prr Une for first in
s rtion, and It a ns , r in" for cacti subseqtat
ii' -rioan of s-uni in r.
y.=uud there until she got well. and
then left the country. She afterwards
was heard of in Paris, France. and
was killed by a jealous lover. She
was lnoon as the woman without ears,
and figured in several French ro
mance . She was a beautiful creature,
a'v was a regular princess by right
of her l eli ness.
Well, poor Channecy was never
heard of afterward. It was supposed
he went to California and died there.
"Bat boys," said Jim to the crowd
Who :t xd around listening to his lu
gabrio's .Cory, "it's a long time be
tween drinks. Won't somebody be
kind enough to lift the sluice-gates
As a sympathetic listener complied
with Dill's request, he remarked as he
set down his glass: "Them's my ideas
of divorce. if a feolow can't get along
with his wife let him cut her ears off."
After borrowing enough to get a
night's lodging, Jim left.
"Do you know him l" asked an old
sport of a News reporter, who had
l_;tened to the story along with the
"That's Chauncey Ellsworth. I've
known hirer for nigh onto twenty years.
Yc's gut his wife's ears in his pocket
yet. ie carries 'em for luck.---Denver
"Where do I canpr?" he inquired,
and was shown the lower berth next
to me. "That's mypigeon ho'e, is it!
All right, old son, just watch my mo
tion while I file myself away."
At this juncture he was desired to
hand over his revolver to the porter,
which he declined to do in a very spir
ited manner.
"Old dad (his revolver) and me al
ways sleep together, and we don't
want no divorce," he explained.
The conductor remonstrated, but
was advised not to try to "braid this
here mule's tail."
"This here's a sleepin' car, ain't it?"
he at length inquired.
"Well, why don't you let people
sleep then when they've paid and gone
into your game' If you're aiming to
keep people awake and want company,
just dance into the next car; there's
lots of folks there don't want to sleep,
nohow. and they'll be glad to see you."
The conductor withdrew and my
friend pulled off his boots and stretch
ed himself, with many comments in
an undertone on the poverty of the
In about ten minutes this erratic
person had his head out in the aisle.
"Say. you lhoy !" to the porter.
"Well, sah."
"Come a runnin."
The porter drew near and was hand
ed a pillow about as big as a pin-cush
"Take that goosehair thing away,"
commanded the cowboy.
"Don't you want a pillow, sah ?" ask
ed the porter.
"That ain't no piller. and I don't
want it nohow; I'm fraid it'll get in
my ear."
After th s, silence, and for a short
time I slept. I rousedl up, however,
at an exclamation on the part of my
"Hold on there, my son, jist drap
them boots."
"I was only jest gwine to black 'em,
"Drap 'em."
They drapped.
"Jest gwine to pull them spurs. I
reckon. Now, don't monkey around
my camp, taking things no more. If
you want anything, speak for it. If
you can't speak make signs, and if
you can't make signs shake a bush.
You hear me!"
"Yes, sah."
After this, silence. The wheels and
rails again sang together, and the car
again kept approving time, and pres
ently I slept without interruption.
Rocky Mountain News.
Greece owes Great Britain $5,000,
000-a pretty large Greece spot.
John Bull's Irish potatoes would go
down better if he had a little bear
meat to accompany them.
A Dakota mob has just lynched a
lawyer. They didn't give him time
wort: up a technicality.
A foot of rainwater has recently
fallen in Kansas. Mr. St. John ap
pears to be still a power outthat way.
General Komaroff's name i
mean "son of a mosquito."
Komaroff is a bloodthirsty
The oleomargarine it
cited over a report that one
termore is about to run for
lature in Pennsylvania.
IDe Giers, the awfully shrewd -
t'iai Minister of Foroiga Alfi
Finnish descent It is
he ay t h t1Findate

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