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VOLUME XXX. EUREKA, NEVADA. SATURDAY. JULY 21. 1900. NUMBER 48. ‘tSHu? ^eeklg -Sentinel. I. rmWO" EVERT EAT' EDAT BT A . 8KILLM AN. TERMS FOR WEEKLY RXRTIEEL: Oee *opy. on# T»»r •••.•* 00 Ode copy. Si months....S 00 Ode oopf, thrs# month#. 1 00 Bp CsrrlET. p«t month... 60 United States Senator Oear of Iowa (lied io Washington last Satur day of heart failure. Rain fell throughout India during the past week, and conditions in the famine swept districts are generally improved. Perry S. Heath, First Assistant Postmaster General, lias resigned his office to become Secretary of the Republican National Committee. Tbe editor of tbe Lovelock Argus serves notice on tbe powers thst be tbat under no circumstance would be acoopt the position of attendant at tbe iiospital for Mental Diseases. Tbe Utah branch of tbe Leagao of Republican Clubs is dead. Even McKinley and Roosevelt could not infuse enough life into tbe cadaver to keep it out of tbe bono yard. May it rest in peace. A representative of Hecbt, Lub mann A Co. of Boston purchased 700.000 pounds of wool at Salt Lake j on Friday of last week, It will re quire thirty-three freight cars to transport tbe shipment to Boston. It may not be generally known tbat tbe Chinese wore tbe discover ers of coal as a fuel. Tbe Venetian traveler, Marco Polo, says: “It is a fact tbat all over tbe country of Cathay (China) there is a kind of black stono existing in tbe beds of tbe mountains which they dig out and burn like firewood. This stone burns better and costs less." Those Han Francisso people are becoming too particular for any use. , Because an intoxicated policeman reoently amused himself by shooting at au inoffensive citizen, and another arrested an elderly lady without cause, while a third did not know enongb to leave bis beat when bis time came for going off duty, tbe demand is now made tbat only sober j police officers be employed on tbe force. lies a policeman no rights which tbe common people are bound to respect? In a speech at Lincoln, Neb. last Tuesday W. J. Bryan thus summed up 1 the present issues:"For 124 years this nation has held before the world the light of liberty. You tell me that a man who lifts his voice against the doctrine of imperialism is pleading tin cause of the Filipino? I tell you he is pleading the cause of 70,000,000 Ameri can citizens, aye, he is champiouing the rights of the struggling masses of the world who look to America for example. If this republic turns its back to the doctrines w hich we loved ; a century and a quarter ago, then to : what nation can the people look for hope and inspiration?" Ituligious fanaticism is responsible in a large degroe for the sufferings in India at the present time. While there are millions of cattle there which could not be sold for fifty cents a head, the thought has never occurred to the 35,000,000 Indian peasantry now suffering from huDger that these cattle would have been a food resource to tide them over the mouths of orop failure. Had those natives, when the signs pointed un mistakably to a season of crop fail ures cured the beef of the animals which of necessity perished for lack of food, many thousands of human lives would have been saved, but any such suggestion would havo been inexpressibly shocking to those people who base their religious be liefs upon the Vedas, and they would never dreatu of suoh a profanatioa of the teachings of Iirabminism. They would rather swallow dirt and gnaw roots than eat beef and yet, even in years of comparative plenty the speo tre of starvation is continually star ing them in the face. Carson Appeal: There is not a mountain or bill in the entire State that does not show mineral and plenty of it, and all that is wanted is a boom and the prospectors’ pick to make the greatest State in the Union. Try Ne vada, Mr. Prospector, and you will get over your fairy story of the riches of Alaska. IN MYSTERIOUS CHINA Home of the Difficulties Which the Invading Foe Will Encounter. naturally agricultural people Millions Live in a Manner Sim ilar to the Ancient Cliff Dwellers. -' Although the vast mobs which in fest Pekin and the larger cities of China, worked np to a state of frenzy and fanaticism, have rendered im possible any satisfactory action by the available forcos of the powers, the great Chinese population proper is agricultural and naturally ex tremoly peaceful and peace-loving. Agriculture, however, is most prim itive and the wonder is how such an immense population can be support- 1 ed from the soil, until the great economy practiced in all things is > understood. On the Great Plain of. China every available foot of land is utilized for growing something and j every particle of fertility returned < to the soil. Waters are used for ir rigation and in many cases labori- i onsly distributed over the fields. The Great Plain itself is one of the most wonderful sections of the globe. It is about 700 miles in length and varies from 200 to 400 miles in width, occupying the north eastern part of the Empire, and con taining over 200,000 square miles of wonderfully fertile soil. The most interesting feature of this plain is its enormous population, as it supports, according to the census of 1812, not less than 177,000,000 human beings, making it the most densely settled of any part of the world of the same size, its inhabitants amounting to nearly two-thirds of the entire pop ulation of Europe. The most wonderful feature in the physical geography of China is the existence of a vast region of loess in this portion of the Empire. Loess j is a very solid but friable earth, brownish-yellow in color and is found in many places from 500 to 1,000 feet deep. The loess bills rise in terraces from 20 to several hun dred feet in height. Every atom of loess is perforated by small tubes after the manner of root fibers, only the direction of these little channels is always from above downward, so that cleavage in the loess mass is in variably vertical. The loess region of China is perhaps the most broken country in the world, with its sheer cliffs, and upright walls, terraces and deep out ravines. Owing to the case with which it can be worked, caves made at the bases of -draight cliffs afford homes to millions of people in the densely populated northern provinces where the Boxers have thus far been most active. Whole villages cluster together in carved out chambers, some of which extend back more than 200 feet. The capabilities of defense in a couutry such as this, where an invading army must necessarily become lost and absolutely bewildered in the tangle of interlacing wayB and where the defenders may always remain con cealed or have innumerable means of oscape, is peculiarly significant at this time when consideration is being given to a conquest of China. The modes of irrigation are an cient and crude. One of the moat picturesque is by means of the water wheel, whioh is used where the land to be watered is well above the channel of tbe river. The wheel is turned by tbe force of the current and is perhaps thirty feet high. Its buckets being sections of bamboo, whioh as they are raised by tbe state ly motion of the wheel, empty their oontenta into troughs or ditches. Hollow bamboo pipes or tubes are sometimes used for distributing water over the fields. They rest upon wooden supports and branch in every direction from the source of supply. The chain pump is also a common means of lifting water, the obain running up from the water on a slant and being provided with little buckets at intervals, whioh as they reach the highest point and begin to desoend, discharge their con tents. These maohines are worked by buf faloes or sometimes by human labor, -- a man working a crank with bis feet something after the manner of riding a bicycle. The most primitive and laborious method is the anoient well sweep, such as is to be seen today on many an old New England home" stead. BwrM RorKIlN. A* regards the power of the Chi nese secret societies, a gentlemen re cently returned from that country says: ‘‘The TienTi hare meeting places hidden in forests and mountains scattered all over China. DeRpite the efforts of the Chinese poliea, the secret of their whereabouts has been maintained for 300 years. “So far as I know, no European has ever been present at any of the lodge's meetings. The places are most difficult of access, every ap proach being defended by traps aDd pitfalls under charge of armed meD, posted id the trees or hidden iu the brushwood. A Chinaman resident in Loudon, aud with whom I bad many transactions in Shanghai, tella mo that the ritual of the meeting which will no doubt be held by the time these lines are in print is ex tremely curious. “The delegates chosen to attend, on arrival at the appointed spot, will enter by tbo first gate, or 'ang,' as it is called. An executioner is stationed hero for the purpose of beheading intruders. Proceeding in an easterly direction the visitors will come to s temporary structure called the 'Red Flowery Pavilion,' where water is pro vided to cleanse the soul and purify the thoughts. After passing through the 'Circle of Heaven and Earth’ and across the 'Two-planked Bridge,' formed of swords placed crossways, by which sits the Red Youth armed with a spear to destroy any traitor who has escaped the vigilance of the To Aug-Euang at the Gate of Execution, the party will arrive at the ‘Temple of Universal Peace and Happiness.' The head of the Kolao-Kwai having knocked without answer being re turned, his place will he taken by the delegate of the White Lily Society, one of the most criminal of all the se cret societies, who repeats the demand for entry. Upon this a sword, which, strangely enough, is the traditional weapon of the‘Brethren of the Triad,’ as it is of the F'reemasons, is thruBt from a partially opened window into the hands of a Kik-ko or ‘Chief Ruling Brother.’ This functionary will bear the weapon aloft to the 'Temple of De struction in the City of the Willows.’ Collecting round a font, each will then till a vessel with wine, into which all drop a little of their own blood and then drink to the dregs, swearing eternal brotherhood and deathless hate to the Russians and Germans,’’ TAKE YOt'K CHUU K. _ Teu (Millilalra for President wud Vice-President. With ten National tiokets in the field the Amerioan voter should ex perience no difficulty in finding a oandidata to suit him. The list is at fellows: For PrmUtut. For Vice Prttirfent. Democrats: William J. Bryan Adlai E. Stevenson of Nebraska. of Illinois. KepOVUCans: William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt of Ohio. of New York. Populists: William J. Bryan Charles A. Towne of Nebraska. of Minnesota. Silver Republicans: William J. Bryan A. E. Herenson of Nebraska. of Illinois. Middle-op-the Roaiieks. Wharton Barker Ignatius Donnelly of Pennsylvania. of Minnesota. Prohibitionists: John (J. W'oofley Henry B. Metcalf of Illinois. of Rhode Island. Socialist Labor: Job Harritnau Max S. Hayes of California. of Ohio. Social Democrats: Eugene V. Debs Job Harriman of Indiana. of California. 1>e Leon Socialists: Joseph F. Malloney Valentine Remmill of Massachusetts. of Pennsylvania. United Christians: Dr. S. C. Swallow John G. Woolley of Pennsylvania. of Illinois. NpeelallaSa lomlaf. The Usrinan and Amerioan Specialists from San Franoisoo, Cal., are ooming to j Eureka. They ere specialist* in Eye, Esr, Nose, Throel, Catarrh end Cbrooio diseases, and will make regular visit* to ; Eureka. Wetob for farther announces i meat. * EUREKA CASH STORE I have opened a tint-clan GROCERY STORE in the building formerly occupied by the Brown Restaurant on the east ■ide of NORTH MAIN STREET The Stock is New and of the BEST QUALITY and to be Sold at CHEAP PRICES By fair dealing and careful attention to the want* of customer* I hope to merit and receive a fair share of the patronage in the general merchandizing line, and feel confi dent that I can satisfy the most critical. I also hold the Kureha agency for the Chicago Tailors' Association. Give ms a call. All (biods promptly delivered. P. ImObersteg. (COURTHOUSE BLOCK, EUREKA», .... DRALBB IN.... FURNITURE , OILS. PAINTS, VARNISHES, WINDOW GLASS, .... AND .... WALL PAPERS. CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE. AUK.Vr ros DOMESTIC SEWING MACH IKES. Undertaking in All Iti Branches. gdr Orders from the country promptly el tended to. Eureka. Nevada, Aug. 14,18#7. aul4 I.C.C. WHITMORE EUREKA, NEVADA AGENT FOR C. W. WICKERSHAM WADSWORTH, NEVADA Southern Pacific Railroad Company’s EXPERT WATCHMAKER . . . . . . AM) JEWELER Salt Lake and Sacramento Divisions. - -- ■■■■■■ .i. OLD LUMBER FOR SALE_ The Pinto Mill, 8 miles south o! Eureka, is being dismantled and the windows and lumber are for sale. All the wirdows and sashes are in quite good condition, and the limber consists principally of fine, large timbers and long boards, all In eicelleut condition, and will 1* sold at the lowest wtes. It's all of a particularly desirable character for farmers for the building of barns, sheds, etc. For further information apply to I. C. C. WHITMORE. Agent. A. P, TEXVOOKL). W. H. KISSKLL. SHAVING PARLOR TBNVOORD Jfc RUSSELL, PBOPBItTOBS. COR. MAIN & BATEMAN STS. FIRST-CLASS IN EVERY RESPECT. Connected with thin establiehment are well-appointed Bath Roome. all-tf PATENTS PROCURED .ON. Mining Properties .BY. UNITED 8TATES DEPUTY MINERAL SURVEYOR, JOHN PARDY orrici—white pine Oenntp Bank RuiitUoi BANK OF NEVADA. -: Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada.: DIRECTORS:—Daniel Meyer of San Francisco; Henry Anderson, A. O. Fletcher, J. N. Evans, G. F. Turrittiu Moritz Sclieeline and P. L. Flaunigan of Reno. Subscribed Capital - - - $300,000. Paid Up Capital, - - - - $150,000. Undivided Profits - - - $97,373.82. Accounts of Banks, Corporations sad Individ as Is received on favorable terms Interest Paid on Time Deposits. lux *nd nil exchange on all «h* principal cltiaa of tha United Ht.tee, Canada, Europe Ail. and Africa. Ifeasr*. Bcheeline and Oaburn are Bealileot Agent* for twenty-eight Fire loanranee Compact* the total aneta of which are t217.340.C8U Safe Kepo.lt lloxn for rent, price, acoonling to .lie, varying from 13 to 111 per tnnum. JEO. F. TCBRITTIN. Preetdan dORITZ SCHBEUN*...^. .,.Vic* PreaWent 1 8. OSRURN ................... . j Cashier GEORGE GAVIN ~ PLUMBER AND TINSMITH Agent for Steel Ranges and Cooking Stove of the latest patterns; COLB'S AIR TIGHT HEATERS, including the recently introduced Hot Blast Air Tight Stoves for coal (see cut) an extra fine line of Pocket and Table Cutlery, and a full anil complete assortment of the latest Kitchen Ware. Also agent for the celebrated Hollingsworth Tiger Kakes, Bain Farm Wagons, Benicia Spring Wagons, Adriance Buckeye Mowers, Buggies, Road Wagons, etc. All to be sold at bottom prices. All orders for Gas Fitting and Plumbing promptly attended to and work done on most reasonable terms. Agent for the Kureka Opera House. GEORGE GAVIN NORTH MAIN ST.. EUREKA, NEVADA ARRIVED! ARRIVED! GEO. S. HENDERSON UAH RECEIVED A NEW LOT OF THE LATEST IMPROVED McCormick Mowers and Rakos —- Canton Plows and Harrows . . == -= Cooper and Fish Wagons. . . . =-* Enterprise Company Buggies. MOWER AND RAKE EXTRAS CONSTANTLY ON HAND GEORGE H. HENDERSON AGENT CONSOLIDATED IMPLEMENT CO. NIaiii Street, Eureka, Nevada OPERA HOUSE DRUG STORE E. R. KEEN, M. D., Proprietor. ESUR.E3K.A, NEVADA DEALER IN fire Dri® and Medicines, Pharmaceutical Specialties, Dye Stuffs, Sponges and Chamois Skins, Fine Chemicals. DRUGGISTS SUNDRIES, TOILET ARTICLES, Patent Medicines, Etc. -Pure Liquors for Medicinal Purposes. Spectacles, Watches and Jewelry, And MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. We make a specialty of preparing Physicians’ Prescriptions and Family Recipes. Our Prescription Department is compiets. Accuracy and purity guaranteed. Remember that impure drugs and improperly prepared medi cines are dangerous to health. A complete line of Toilet and Fancy Articles, Perfumery, Combs, Brushes, Face Powders and Preparations for the Teeth. A FULL LINE OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES. DR. KEEN’S OFFICE in Rear C.-ug Store. After 9 v. m. call at Dr. Keen’a Residence for Medical Services or Drugs. Country Order* Solicited.