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B O5! ON MONTANA.
sr Correspondent Visits the New Plant of tie Bostou & Montana Consollda. teI sliver and Copper Mining Coampany at Oreat Falls. i Amrlican Wool leporterJ. ;:Er F.\.Ls, MONTANA, May 15,18.2. with possibly the exception of the ex tenosiv plant of the Anaconda company, at Ana'onda, the magnificent new works of the IUjoton & Montana Consolidated Silsvr nltl Copper Mining company, at thet Blaclk Eagle falls, opposite this city. o,, just I,-ing put into active operation, u,, the largest general copper smelting 1a;nIt in this country. lr the reason that many readers of t .. :elorter are interested in the stock of this corporation, which for some time has I.º,n an active and favorite specula tvi.e,,hare on the Boston market, and be calus" tih, Reporter has always taken so li'ey aly interest in the promotion of America.i enterprises, I concluded a doIe iltspe(tion of these great works for tbh trl atment and reduction of ores and an article descriptive of the results of my ohosrvations might prove interesting a1d at the same time assist in promoting an entritprise worthy of much encourage ment. The results of mny observations I will brietly relate. .\1ppreeating the fact that the close proximity of water power and cheap ":oal, coimbined with the near and inexhaust ible supplies of silver, copper and lead deposits made Great Falls a location not to be equaled anywhere in this country tfer the concentration and smelting of ores at the lowest possible cost, the Bos ton & Montana (onsolidated Silver & opper Mining company decided, in l8.u, to remove their plant from Butte to this point. Since that decision was arrived at, work has been actively push ed. until today, May 15, there stands here completed, and in operation, one of the ooat extensive copper reduction works in the world-a-n establishment supplied with all the latest and most approved machinery, and as perfect in its construction as the highest engineer ing skill can make it. T'hat an idea may be at once gained of the enormity of these works, allow me to present some figures of dimensions, capacity and power. The plant consists ilrst of a brick power house. two stories in height, 100x135 feet. In this building 2.~00 horse power is developed from the machinery now in position, but itis built of sufficient size so that with the addition of another set of wheels, 1,300 additional horse power can be easily added. The pumping capacity of this power house is nearly 10,000,000 gallons of water per twenty-four hours. The concentrator is an immense frame structure, 13Gx280 feet, containing machinery capable of handling 500 tons of ore every twenty four hours. The building was con structed with a view of increasing this capacity, and it is quite probable this will soon be undertaken. Power is sulficient and with very little expense other than the addition of some ma chinery, the facilities for handling could be increased fifty per cent. rTHE (iREAT nMEl'I;I'i. The smelter proper is 4553.x22 feet of iron, and absolutely fire proof. It covers 2!; acres, and is equipped with all ap pliances necessary for the treatment of X0t tons of ore per 24 hours. As the con :entrator is increased in capacity, the melter will be increased proportionate i.. Connected with these works is a Jouhble flue 10 feet in diameter and 1.ltK) feet long, the flue connecting with a stack 1l:1 feet high, located at a point nearly SINs feet above the river. .\ novel feature of these works and one nout found elsewhere in the west, on wI extensive a scale, is the arrangement for the transmission of power. The piwer house is eluipped with the widely knt'wn Sitlllwell & Bierce water wheels, from which power is transmitted to a large. ulpright shaft outside the build l0. anl I from thence, by means io ilanilla ropes. a distance of 1,4(ltl feet ic I thence at a right angle of :lK) feet. t' thle concentrator and smelter, Th'is 'll patrati'vly cheap power is an illmpor tt,t fictlor in the operation of these gloat works. Not a ton of coal will be I ,l to generate Iluti ". tpower. \\'Water it alundllnt, and as a result of the sav , it. fuel ani machinery necessary to r )tlure power. I believe it will ibe deti 1oiltrat.tI here that the iines e of this itait ctl I a e their ores treated more i" "Ol. lit (gat I(re't Falls than at any otth.r point in this country. I helieve, his,. that 'this demlonstration will soon 'h.ilt in the c lestruction here of adldi tilnal reduction plants hims new elelter has now Ibeein iu op eration less than four weeks, iimost of which time has lbeen employed in testing tl.e Itachinery, and solving the probleml it ge'neraltinlK '"l1 FIR 1M ,.ANl I'It'I F[ !. I 0.11.. ital withill six weeks the works will be running their full capacity, and about l,' tous of coal will be absorbed per 24 hours in the reduction of ores, all of Which are shipper! from Butte and Vicinity. One of the principal reasons which led to the establishment of these works at Great Falls was the question of fuel. At Butte coal costs on an average about 67 per ton. while at this point coal from the land Coulee mines can be had at an average cost of $1 per ton. While' not of as good a quality as the Butte coal, it was thought it would answer for purposee, and in experimenting with .t evsrsl weeks have beenu absorbed. All dimculties have finally been surmounted and it is obvious a great saving will be elfected by its use. The first matte cop er from these works was produced last rbe Boston & Montana Company have 'cestly appropriated S000",000for the purpose o building a copper refinery in cofoection with their smelter hesr, and wok upo, the plant will be commenced leeV The process employed will be the te trolyti" and with the exception of he Aonda ompan y, thi will be the olyPlant produclo ing got copper west Othegreat lakes. All of the sihier will eZtracted from the co per matte. 'lrwi the copper as a handsome roit nad evual, in every way, to the best Lake per product. With this addition to theaedy large plant employment will berfisbed for 1,000 men, and retined only will be shipped. The "Elec Splant alone, when operated to qj e acity, will afford employment to "f 30 to 400 men. A i'wa312Y TROU'NAND DOLLAR NAViNtls. I statement recently made in INe ton, the Boston & Montana Company estimated a saving of S25,000 per month in the cost of reduction, transportation, etc., etc., when everything here is in full operation. It is my opinion they have not over-estimated matters. I am sure with so great :a saving in fuel and in power, and with such an abundance of water and the adoption of every possible appliance for carrying the percentege of saving to the highest degree possible, no corporation in this country will be ahl to produce refined copper cheaper or more rapidly than this plant of the Ilos ton & Montana Consolidated Silver & Copper Retining Co's at (reat Falls. BIoston & Montana stock has advanced since February 5 from l31 to 4:"s. Of late the advance has been a steady one. It is my opinion that at prcsent prices and with the present outlook, this stock is sure to advance. 'Th'be Butte & Boston Copper Smelting Company's plant, at lutte, has recently been destroyed by tire. Will they re build or remove to t(reat Falls? It is thought by many that the latter course may be adopted. THE CAST.LE ROlAlD. E IP. .u.dalnmo or tie reOtt Carmunate (CainI) (uotes Some Figures. E. P. SuydaIm, the Castle mining lman, who is sojourning in:this city, had a con ference with several prominentjmembers of the board of trade yesterday after noon and gave them some facts and fig ures which must have surprised them, familiar as they are Iwith the gresources of the great carbonate camp. lie sub. mitted the following statement, which he stands readyto verify when called upon: "We can produce 3:x0 tons of ore per day averaging in value (;0 per ton. At this rate the output would amount to .540,X000 per month. The Cumberland has produced and smelted 73 to 90 tons per day or an average of X90 tons of ore per day and averaged 20 tons of bullion per day. Twenty tons of bullion per day for one month of thirty dlays would amount to 1,200,000 pounds of freight per month from this mine alone, and figuring the output of the camp at the very low estimate of 300 tons per day would bring the freight per month up to 18,000,000 pounds. The pay-roll of the Cumberland alone ranges from 840,000 tc $800,000 per month, and the pay-roll of the Yellowstone at 820,000 per month, and with a railroad to Great Falls the pay roll in Castle will soon amount to -500,000 a month. Of this amount Great Falls would receive fully one half as the miners and merchants would spend the larger part of their surplus at this place." Mr. Suydam then went on to explain the anxiety of the people of Castle for railroad communication with the outside world and they were desir ous of obtaining some authentic infor mation or assurance that the projected road from this point would be built. He was assured by several present that the road from Neihart to Castle. connecting the latter place with Great Falls was an assured fact and would be constructed just as soon as the survey ors had decided upon the best route. It is very evident from the remarks of Castle men seen in this city daily that they are not only anxious that a road should be constructed but that it should be constructed from Neihart. They have long since ceased to place any con fidence in the bombastic assurances of Helena boomers that a road would soon be built from that place. The ease with which the capitalists and gushing real estate agents of that city talk of the big things they propose to do for the people of Castle is becoming wearisome. especially as the long-sutfer ing residents of the great camp can see no evidence of a genuine effort to fulfil these promises. As Mr. Suydaum was told yesterday the road from this poxint is assured and nothing that may happen can prevent its construction as soon as possible. The vast bulk of the ore from Castle mines Is low grade, but nevertheless there is also considerable high grade ore. Mr. ,uydanm exhibited some splendid specinmens. amcong theca being samlples of horn silver that were remarkably iine,. The people of Castle may rest assured that they will. ere many months have passed, be abi to visit (ireat Falls in a railroad train and shake bands with their sincere and well-wishing friends in this :ity. liotc cities will be beneited by the consullnmmation of this piuie of cnterprise and those wh,, have %t\orked Can't Cook as Mother Did! How many a young wife's heart has been saddened by hearing the above remark ! And yet how often the words are true; especially when cake, pastry or biscuit are in question ! The reason is plain, yet it is "like telling a secret." Our mothers used and are using Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder. They cannot be misled into using any of the ammonia or alum powders. No dyspepsia no sallow complexions, when mother did the cooking. The first symptoms of ammonia poisoning, says a New York paper, which appear among those who work in ammonia factories, is a discoloration of the nose and fore head. This gradually extends over the face until the com plexion has a stained, blotched and unsightly appearance Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is the only pure cream of tartar powder that contains tihc whites of eggs. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is re ported by all authorities as free from Ammonia, Alum, or any other adulterant. In fact the purity of this ideal powder has never been ques tioned. so hard to make the wished for road a succeee deserve the thanks of both com munities. TO THE FARM ERt1.. Cirscular issuedi by the ltate I, iard on World's E]tir Mnuaaers. The following circular just issued by the State Hoard of World's Fair man agers will be read with interest. It is addressed to tlth farliers oif Montana and is as follows: In view of the fuct that Montana will be represented at the World's ('Colubian Exposition in Chicago, lbeginning M.sy ist, 18!:3, and closing tOctoher :lst, 189:3, and that imuch of the material to be used in the agricultural display fronm thisn State must be taken from the crops of 18i9, the farmers of Montana asr now urged tio do their duty, and assist in ac complishing for this great commnn wealth her proper place among the won derful agricultural stateo of this Union. Montana is one of the best agricultural states in the Union, and it is the houn den buty of each farmer to do what he can to make the agricultural exhibit second to no other state. To ensure that the true standard of excellence may be reached, great care.will be ne:assary in planting, nursing andl harvesting the crops from whicth your exhibits are se cured. With this extra care on the part of a few farmers in each neighborhood or district, grand results will be accom plished, and you, the farmer, reap a just reward for your labor. Agriculture, with the march of immi gration, has already reached well over the State; and. with it, horticulture is beginning to play a conspicuous part as one of our most promising industries. The possibilities of fruit culture, while thoroughly demonstrated by those inter ested, are still scarcely understood by the majority of the people of the State; therefore, for this reason, if for no other, it behooves all parties interested in such matters to lake advantage of the present grand olpportunity--the opportunity of a lifetime-and, by the educational char. acter of the exhibits made, practically convince the outside world that the soil of Montana in productiveness is equal, if not superior, to the best the country affords: That this goofl work may go on with out break or hindrance, to a seccessful completion, and believing that you real ize that agriculture is the basis of all prosperity, the Board of World's Fair Managers of Montana earnestly trust that, as farmers and patriotic citizens of the great State of Montana ,you will not permit this great industry, on an occas ion like this, through apathy or indiffer ence on your part, to be slighted, but that you will co-operate with us in mak ing this exhibition a great and grand success. The managers not only appeal to you as individual farmers to aid in this great work, but to all farmers' or ganizations throughout the State. With the assistance you are capable of render log at our command, we can feel well assured Montana will stand second to no State in the Union at the World's Columbian Exposition, and establish an enviable reputation at Chicago. That errors may be avoided, and such information and assistance rendered as you may need this Board requests that you make known to them, at the earl lest possible moment. the special pro duct or products you propose to cul tivate for display, and at what time they will be ready for shipment. If there is anything you are not informed upon this subject, don't hesitate to write to us at once: your coummunications and suggestions will he gladly received and promptly considered. Very respectful ly yours. W. M. Bus-/onois, Executive Conmissioner, J.i,. G. I. Irssv, Stsre tary. SPRAY OF TIlE FAIalS. "l'l I i .vi AIILY. The Milwaukee housel has receivet.d a new anti handlsome wagonette whisch will run to and from the hotel and deplt con necting with all trains. t'apt. N. P. Wildrict, who runs the bus, is well liked biy eveiylisdy and has no trouble iin keep ing the house tilled with transint guests Thosse interested in the selnton G roup nulnes a rtNeihart have reason to feel very iun'thl eluted ait the lsholwlnu r i~ade by th-e dllrveloplmnlit work nolw bIing pushesd ion thaist pr'I'rty. Two sur liadsi of ore weire shiplped ht the East Helenai smelter last Mlndsls). (Onse Ialr loadl run KK30 to the ton hilnd 11th othelr s-ar Illi run s-11l) tl tflhe toll. Supiilihilttendntiil iarker says that tlih, I. i-rsr will nit s. 5).(liO), aissi othe, r l i '.re i absliut ll r, -u: I l i t be slitilies. DEMUOCRlTIi 5tATk PLATrORM. Renowing the pledge of devotion to the principles and history of the demo cratic party and reaffirming allegiance to the doctrines of Thomas Jefferson, the democracy of the state of Montana in convention assembled send greetings toc the democracy of the nation and pledge their earnest and patriotic support in every movement that will contribute to the success of the great party of the peo ple. We recall with feelings of deepest gcratitude the great deeds of the demo cratic party, from the days that it was founded upon the principle that in rights and liberties all men are created equal. until the present time, when we lind it battling on the side of the classes as against the classes, and opposing without compromise the elforts of the re publican party to further prosecute its iniquitous policy of robbing tie many to enrich the few. We denounce the republican party for its tariff policy, which compels the agri cultural and industrial classes to pay tribute to the fat-producing manufac turer; tells the laborer that he is made proslperous by increasing his burdens without increasing his income: comlpels the farmer to buy in a protected market while he sells in the free trade markets of the world; enables the manufacturer to extort higher prices from the people of the United States than are received for the same articles when shipped over a thousand miles of water and sold in for eign countries; a policy which draws the surplus earnings of the people into the pockets of a favored class; makes the west a slave to the east, and places a yoke on toil and a whip in the hand of capi tal. To this policy the democracy are unalterably opposed and demand that the burden of taxation be reduced to that minimum which is consistent with an hconest. economical and patriotic ad ministration of public affairs, and that in the levying and adjusting of taxes care should be taken to see that raw material which enters into the finished product, and the necessaries of life, be as far as possible admitted free of duty. and that the burden of taxation be placed upon the luxuries and wealth of the country. We arraign the republican party for its wbolesale corruption of the ballot, its blocks-of-five debauchery, its sale of of fices of trust and honor to men who fur nish the corruption fund. its brazen and defiant theft of seats in congress, and its black and disgraceful record in Montana, where it reached the climax of infamies by placing the stain of fraud upon the fair name of a virgin state and dragging the people of this young commonwealth into the union as shackled victims of an intriguing national administration, and seating in the United States senate men who were defeated by the sovereign will. We recognize the proposed free coin age of silver as the paramount issue in Montana and denounce the republican crime of 1873, whereby silver was de monetized. as the most flagrant act of in justice that has ever been perpetrated against the laboring antid producing classes of the country. Never in the history of any country has there been a more dastardly blow at the prosperity and happiness of the common people.and not until the present impoverish ing republican laws are repealed and silver restored to its proper place as a measure of value will the grip of Wall street be loosened froml the throat of toil. Thle democracy of Montana demand thei free and unlimited coinage of siiver and applaud the dlemo cratic party of the nation for its heroiu battle against the avarice and prejudice i of the east, a battle. the encouraging incidents of which were the passage of a free coinage bill in the deil crll-iaticl housei !of 187S,. the solid \cIt of the demtccratic party for silver in the -congress of 18i0, and the democ(.ratic majority of liftlly-live for thle free c'uinane hl in the. present conucress. When lo,,k;nfor it lohlader in te c.aunseo f sifl'er. onI wih is li\rave nind loyal. feiarliess nd true. \e tul n withi Ionli denice and prlide to that able c'hampioin. tireless worker and uns wer ing del'll.irrat, Itiehard P. lIan l. t'ndetrthehleadership of i'iiirrld I'. litla l thei silver ('ils(e iha Imadi, tlhe miost enllmuraging strides. andi we call upon all Voters of .ihllitailm . r-I' git.a'dl:a.i f Ipa t party illllinttiiis., to fi, lw thi ll, ie f t hif ' uni iii c'hli'iahah I 'iiaitie. I, he sa .s that t hi' I frei e oinaglllh l is ihuall griutedl it musi t aild i ill 'io e at alh j11't of the 'ielll+.ratic parllt\. rThiii Iii,. rtill. f i il tuiui l ,irmi t ii strut their deh' ates to the naitional cile iiir'ti'ti i it use il Itry honot i le l c i l s to secuiii the insertion of iia free icon forzm iind th. nomination of nlll udidlates for thprrtehnt llieni ,ii viice presuidelny of ithe skited states Iwh are fritend. of silver, and whio. if eilected. will h,,w tr the will iif tlh di.,lorety of thie i atiott as exprell.sed by their re'presentatntes el Vongress regardless .1f personal Views. lt e ,ol ui nenll tihe ai tilon of t ill d neo iratit majority in iontress in passing a stringent Chinese extisiot n bill. tlherhe by seerking to protect the interests ofu American labor. \V,, are unaltrably oppserndtin the system ptf thu lpti foreign luborer' undteent"rktract hb cor oratlions. tro stsanct I t tie anw d toin any lose of llaws which pelrmi ti th oule. and wpla ien orste then antiof of th democratepubica n epr tin anl llaw to prevent the Introdlttihon f uItl lbrne cnto this utlntr.n be el Wti denoun the ffraudent. worthless and partisk ,enr su takeln uder the present adninistruation in s beinug uon dilute for political purpuses, in teitd or for the generul wellfare of the country. the condets n the atte. pt. of the last congress to enaet into the law the in famowitus rce hll. lr y which the election machinery of everyi state in the union would be pla.d in the hands Of u.gents of the republican party. and we warn the people of Montana that if the next congress and president be republican an election law will Ie enacted wil'h will destroy their citizenship antd make elec. tion a fare. Weask i for ithe stlerent e f the hile mineral land question in this state upon lines just to all. and we heartily entdorse the efforts of the HoI . W. W. liehan anti the lion. Martin .Maginnis to ancom plish this end. We congrathulatte the hlon. W. W Dixon upon his h.ntest. able and consistent labors in behalf of all measures iaeneeisl to this state. and with pride compare his efforts with the half hearted and evasive support given those measures by the state's alleged representation in the t'oitel States sen We indorse with pleasure the able ferless and conscientious adminis tra,! in of Gov J. K Toole. .-v submit this platform of democrat i. pt'incipals of the consideration of the cuidid and patriotic people of Mon tuna, confident that triumphant democ racy will march to a well earned and glorious victory in November next. As democrats and citizens of Mon. tauna we deplore the decease of one who devoted his life to the upbuilding of his state and maintaining the just and iquitable principels of democracy: who by lls broad and comprehlensive. cihar ter. lope.n, free and manly conduct and warim hearted friendship. endleared hint self prepetually to the hearts of all Mntainaia.s. It is therefore resolved lv this convention that in the. death of the late Col. Charles .\. Blroalwater the democracy and the state has sustained an irreparable loss. C(ll NTY COM13.,liNIINEas, iuiille~i Tritanattel at Y'esterdi"y' seslon of thie. iioMerd. The report of the county treasurer for the quarter ending May 31 was received and approved. The assessor asked that two additional cleirs be allowed him until July 11 at a salary not to exceed $1i5) a mouth each. His request was granted. The contract for the erection of a county jail at Sand Cioulee was awarded to Henry Welsh for 8IJ1.:50 cmntraetor to give londs in the sum of 5 o4i. (ther bidders were D)uncan & Maitland. 81.213: Blank, 81.750: Itothentl ut. 81,:31I; IRobert & Jones, S.ltr(i. Viewers were appointed to meet June 15 and view the road for which a peti tion was received from the west end of Belt creek bridge, down through the town of Belt by the most feasible route to the west end of the bridge at Peck & Lacey's ranch as follows: Messrs. EIp person, Wetzel and Buchanan. Like a Hero. An English civil engineer. Mr. Francis H. Grundy, relates what lie calls "The short story of an unknown hero." "Bill, the banker," he was called, and even at the inqulest over his body no other name was forthcoming. He was only a poor navvy; his usual place was at the top of a forming em bankment, among the "tip wagons." During the building of the Manchester and Leeds railway lie was top man over a shaft of one of the numerous tunnels which were being constructed on the line. Here lie met with a gloriously disas trous accident. and hi- conduct should be emblazoned in lettrrs of gold upon the history of his country. He was only a navvy, I say, and probably could neither read nor write. The shaft was perllaps 00 feet deep, solid rock sides and bottom. His duty was to raise the trucks which had beenl filled below and run them to the tip, returning them empty to his mates at the bottom. If a chain broke, or a big bowlder fell off the truck, he had to shout, "Waur out!" andt the miners be low crept farther into their "drivea" and allowed the death dealing article to come down harmlessly. One unhappy day Bill's foot slipped hopelessly, and he knew that lie must ie smashed from side to side of the narrow shaft, and landed at crushed mass at the blottom. But his nmates? If lie screanmed the unusual noise would bring them out at once to inquire the caune. lIe Inever lost his piretisence of mind. Clearly went down the sirtnml, "*Waur out below?' and his mates heard in salety the tih:1, thud, smash of his i nigled riemaits. A frietnld ollit.' I dl.l thal lhu;ll | illd ilot know what to do with her little boy,. four yetars .,h, who had for the hal few days liven telling, all sort.s of untruths, with IlJ r.;,onli ir r l.use in thl. F'or instliti'et', talllt IliunI ,l g Sli he .olil him slhe did ot llt'S t l tIt' t'i Carry i lout. au.si le iad betn din-,i . In- hl .,: Lack,'t uit ap pies, to an, wr \ iit hi- pi' y i t ..I . is the a p \ V'le s ' ;" t l.: "l . "I vl.w . o l " hl 'lr e e 'iri ii lit rin'II.it . :tii1Ii Ii' al (I it - .-."W hy.n. :lh t ni. , i I , ,t i. t lsn l ,l rin i l lit lli l ' il l. l l.- ,r 1)ll, h - "\ lhy do 't.,u hrin:r ll , thladet " .Fill Wit I rl ' nll i tlll. tll ." -aid il .. " i i iii 2 i ini kitr a ii il hllOl, nll 'Y.- 'li . " 1. i' I. ll, itn. i on ll brnll nlt :, tip a -, I l t h . al I tl d ,o i .. n ,t it . a r ' I i t,,tI" the* . ' n.uiuihiii m . i .aio.i i t it al l honri t , h"I' iwas,tll L .hiii. . at1 Is lt 111 tif litrat, ile .seem so inilthlerent abouli t i . 1 l." thi was. and is a now that ihr 1at trow. nitl tlht f i tly honest i alLd Iruth i but hlieur w 'a ia phasthe of ridev.lur.nt when thit' rfr' itin of iwnta l ryi , 'producetd ti hi- .rilked. re.nlt in his rinitnd. i The prilmie ele iiet of untruth is deception. and tili.., wasnol initetilo to dreceive.-Hrl. r't B liazar. ll ii s, of the l r id i Iililonulr. the wedding of ne of her lear frihends, and s.e li ts ti know wthat her dities are.. Ieil. thilty are not very onerous. Shet walk alot. , .'at ltteniid of the bride, in entering the 'hiur.'h. tr ' wherever thile 'erntllly is to be l*e'rformtd. ther dress must to i little more telaboratelt thiani thlat llof the lridtoeiailids, but noIt of t'course aI rich its thei bridhe's. Wlaen the alta'r is reached she stands just beside the bride, holdinghe her loluet. At the uotient when the ring is to it.r t.ua vl she w alkjus the Iuqulet to the tirst bridesmaid. nld as-tsts the bride in taking off her glove. All this time the bride thas g .eo standing with her veil ever her face. but just ftter the 'ervice is over, whit the bride ries. up after having Itli bhlssed. the taida of lbsor throws back thie tily cloud at' i the bride lstand fail.n. the brtdegrowni and ready for his kis.. The bouquet is then handeld la'k to the naid of honor, by her given to the bride, nind as the procession retreats site walks just b hind the bride and groom, leaning on the arm of the lest man.-Ruth Ash noreR in Ladies' Home Journal. A Talk on Wumuen lililrdiste. Lew Shaw and Mrs. Nellie Shaw are giving exhibitions at the Grand hotel of the skill that can be obtained at bil liards. Mrs. Shaw is the best exhibi;ion pilayer of her sex in this country, and holds the world's championship. She talked of her accomptlishments to a re porter, but was not inclined to give her :elf too much credit for the lpaition she has attained in the billiard world She first cotlluientd upoln the great iouint of work r quired before proficienc'y can be obtained. ".eane young women,".,he ail, "lprae tice for hlmolr at a piano. but two lrll-' practice at a I illiard table would wear thnem out. Tlhis is why thereh are ,so lw lady expert ; it i- the lack of energy to practtice. Thu number of w' tOilcu bil liardlists, how,'ver, would snrpri-e you and there nar more experts thian the public is awatre of. In EUonIC sb(Ctloll Of tlhe country illiard playing is a very Ilpopular drawinlg rooit eintertainlment, and many of thlt wotmnt of ai fanily be coime quite adeplt with the cuet. To hIe conme explert in kinocking the ivories aboult it iA twi'cessary to plractice at least five hours a diay. One mnust not fore.:i practicte, eitlhr, after lie has lercom skillful. It requires streng'th to play bhilliards. and th ie tajority of ladiel whomll I have se.-l play fail )ecat:sli'. thl.e do not exert their strlngth alt use their wrists Iproperly. "If I were teaching a young society lady billiards I would firat grasp her armn at the elbow and shake her hand and wrist for half an hour each day for a week. This would take the stiffness out of these parts and increase the strength of the muscles. These are the most important points in playing bil liards. The greatest thing with which a woman has to contend, even when she has mastered the gamne, is playing in public. The moment she plays before anybody she gives way to a form of stage fright. This canl be overcome. however, but it requires a long time. The first time I performed in a public hall I felt as though tile roof was falling on my head. It is the same thing with all women."-Indianapolis Sentinel. Pleasant Things About American Woml-a. When Max O'Rell was in San Fran cisco recently lie was asked his opinion of American women by a Chronicle re porter, when he replied: "Your ladies are the nost charming in the-I was about to say world, but my wife is glaring at me so I will say outside of France. I was a member of a party visiting the Woolwich arsenal in England not long ago. With us was a pretty American young lady from Rich mond. A captain of artillery was show ing us the various trophies which Eng land had captured in battle, and every body except the Richmond girl was properly enthusiastic. "The bullet that caume near ending the life of the Duke of Wellington at Water loo, a flag carried by the Six Hundred at Balaklava, the spear that killed the young Prince Imperial in Zululand, all were objects of indifference to her. Our captain of artillery was nettled at her passiveness. but lie had an object to show us that he thought would arouse her. It was a trophy of Bunker Hill. Pointing to it lie sail very impressively. as hi looked solemnly at the American girl: "'That cannon was captured by the soldiers of George Ill at the battle of Bmiker Hill. It is one of our proudest truohis._' " 'Al!' ,ai thil y',ung lady, with scallcely at rat-inll of h,.r eyeb'urws. "1 I hleV' we have the hill in America. • And s- it y,-." cuti nued Max U _'Rtell. "Aol rl ', w,,,i-n ar,. pretty. Mitly. vivacious , i et to reillllle--. anid fr the lmost part cultured. 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I talk iihlhtl tol , thl, e lt n t thehillr own hjectst, is r, alsy a fal-hbi ible craze and jnI the tdrliais t h ir . s 4.n Alt it trilk llue there ra god ..tr hal ne letttl Ill this plartticular ltlmalness oif tihe fathr aitt4le young fe. oabln wioh tne. toll ake a catch.-tNew Yotrk i eh ordier tlen ter lf ut l tie Ioldlin at uh iUs.r M.rs. Pae'kstn is mayor "f Kiowa n. Imionre. Her . ear as mltucu ent tif that land praise front aeother. of criticismsi both svreer anld uild, of einumerablt b c1l4lliuts 1 troili, everyi quarter and nea r ly everythlg else thilat gos to make life miserable'. including ai newspaper no trietry .w.cold to few. Probably no one heaves a more heartfelt sigh of relief than the oultgoing mayor, ast she is re learsed from the pressure of public ophi ion. and she should be credited with the zeal displayed in spite of desertion by ao called friends in the hour of needit. Alllance .Kan. ) Review. The Popular Flower of the elihaosa. The lily of the valley has become the illonar flower of the season inll England, for the fragrant little bhoom was the falvorte flower of the Duke of Clarence. With the exception of a heart in violets. it formed the cr.s which the Princess .May placed over the remains of her be. trothed. and held chief place in the foral tributeof the dead prince's brother and sisters. The flower is cultivated in the neighborhood of Bandringham, and millions of roots are sent to all parts o[ the country.-London Letter.