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Wines, Spirits and Beer. gaali Served at All Hours. - McGLYNN BROS;; CONTRACTORS & BDILBKRS a U kinds of brick and stone work v Prices on application. HANCOCK MICHV THE MICHIGAN HOUSE, Corner of oak ndlKtbtrwt., lied Jacket t.ntiaaiKlSi. block 13. Calumet, known a tiuSrSVpKipertT on Lake Unden roaa LotTl nd J. block 8. Tamarack City. ...r Lajida, Tin tbii and adJominK county, ior eie KfmeU of Title furnished. Taxes paid fornon-resldenU. tMBKlPOMiKMCK HOHC1TKD Miea8.lltrobel Bid-. lleua-hten. Mleh. Mothers Like to nee their boys clothed in the latest and neatest styles. Fathers Like to see their boye becomingly clothed at the lowest possible cost. Both Of these extremes meet in the most penect manner In the Dots' Department of Rich ardson's Clothing store, near the Post office Hancock. JU J0L. TIHK-TABLKH. Trains on 11. B. B. B. In Effect Decern! 29.18V8. m p n L 7.49 lt.lt 5.UU.... T.61 13.21 5.1.... 1.57 12. IT 5. IS.... iipmpmin Red Jaoket 830 0 10.10 " UuHum.....8.84 1.84 10.04 1.40 1.10 6.66.....Houhton. ....T.30 1.40 I.M .16 l.Me.BU... mpn p ni Ar Dalit Dally except Sunday. tenner Trains 0EH.&C.R.R. In Effect Deoember 1 181 8. praam i .aoa 68 f ulf i m ... Lake Linden.... 8. X0 1A1 HIT 6.W .....Llnwopd 8.18 tuiiMiii RLI.lnden 8.19 1 I8 9.M 8U8.60 1.10 8.45 1.11 8.M S.08 8.88 1.80 8.18 1.40 8.08 pn id 1.04 M 81 8.W .... V?oodlde 8.01 8.07 l.8T 6.H Dollar Bay.. ...7.68 1.18 It M 6.40 .....Hanopck: T.JO 1.40 1.10 1.59 Houghton. .....7.80 inpopntr Lv p m Dally. tDeily aioept Bundav. 0,8.8. &A.R.R. (Itof'Umsfffi Time Table: In effect April 27..189S. TRAINS LEAVE HOUGHTON For Detrolt.the east and the Gogeb- lolUnire : a m. r'or Chicago and Marquette :25 p. m. TRAINS ARRIVE HOUGHTON From Marquette, Chicago and the Gogebic Range tl;t p. m. From Detroit and the east 7;22 P- m. Dally, t Dally except Sunday. For tickets, time tablet and other in forma lion apply to J. H. FORD. Ticket ARt. Red Jacket Mich. m Ml rami HaUra. LAKE SUPERIOR DIVISION SOLID TRAINS FAST TIMEI PULLMAN BUFFET SLEEPING CARS. All eon pea agents on the Northern jywokeu tU the Milwaukee A North-" m R. K. yy. E. TYLKR. Oommerloial Act. Republic alios. QRQE H, UEArrORP, Oeoeral Paaeenc r AsV, Ohleete. Iwautee mm " .a - '. " f , V -Mi Br chicaqots - 7 . HiicW LiEDttna. Doqs It Pay Towns to Operate TheirOwn Plants? The Showing at Marquette Vnld May Not-Kulghie of Pythlae From Three Counties la lle brate at llaueork. The subject of municipal Hunting is beinz thimIiixI inat nn ir. ir i. 4 " -t iu iiauiuvk nuu will, no doubt, i! the movement succeeds there be brought forward in other of our copper country towns. The Xkwh, being of a conservatite turn, thinks that peo ple should go slow and consider well what they are about before taking any decided action in such a matter. While the Nkwh does not Ix'lif'VA tlinf onv mmrxanif Anon if it has a monopoly, should charge exor bitant prices, it doesbelievethat it would be scarcely proper to cripple a pioneer in duHtrv, such astheelectriciightconipany, as long as it is willing to be satiufied with a lair return for the capital invested. It should be borne in mind that it is not all Sold that (flitters. In some nt the tnwm where the people were prevailed upon by an array ol figures, whtcn sometimes do He, to put in an electric plant they have afterwards found it necessary, unions the people were satisfied to be in darkness half the time, to put in a duplicate equip ment, wbkb was never thought of nor included in the original estimate when the lighting by the municipality was decided upon. The electric light company had this experience and now has a duplicate equipment. There is one thing forthe taxpayers to keep in mind the whole body of them would have to bear the expeuse for the benefit of the few who would use the light, for but few of the taxpayers would be able to bear the exuense of wirinz their bouses for electric lighting, be the cost of the lisht itself ever so small, particularly as those persons who are renting houses would not be likely to wire another per son's house. The News has not been able to look into the matter of the expense of estab lishing a plant and running it sufficiently to give any decided opinion upon the mat ter, and therefore copies an article from the Mining Journal of Marquette, where municipal lighting has been tried, en, if the Journal setatement is correct, proved a dismal failure, and for this reason we reiterate the opinion that it is best to go slow in such matters, particularly when it is known it is very difficult to get any president or councilman to watch for leakazes in the expense of running such plants after they are established, for gen erally It is found that what is every body's business is nobody s business. The article referred to above is as follows: 'The Mining Journal has been a consis tent and persistent advocate of munici pal ownership of water supply and light ing systems. It has maintained that, with nrnnpr mAnn eement. nlants for sup plying water and light to urban communi ties couia oe aepenaea upon to reuurr a koHmanil i-hennpr RPfvicG when Owned and operated by the communities thus served than is ordinarily rendered by cor porations or firms giving the service under a franchise. But it begins to have some doubts of the soundness of its posi tion in the matter, these being raised by the history of the attempt made in this city to furnish public and private light ing from the electrical plant on the city s Dead river property. outh thu uAtor aiinnlv and electric plants here are owted and operated by the city, r or very many years me wnwri plant was under wretched management, and was permitted to run down until the service became intolerably poor. Then it happened that a capable board wasgiven control of it, and after patient and pains taking inquiry into the causes of the trouble, and bv the expenditure of a large amount of money under iniemgeui super vision, the plant was put in excellent order and is today rendering good ser it... hntiir it. tn this state of eill- ciency the board bad to contend against stolid common couueuo u "" . j i -ritipa nntsiae of the coun- cil on the other for several years, and it was only through tne loresigni. nruiuew and sound judgment of its members that the city was finally furnished with a ..I-- aHmniAtcanaritv and pumuiuK yiauv i -- ; I-.,, . a system of distribution that leaves little to be desired. It iB not stating ine too strongly to say that the board which accomplished all this had to deal with obstinate councils and. a carping, disbe lieving public for a number of years, and that but for a degree of public spirit and a standard of integrity and intelligence on Its part not very common in such bodies the city would still be cursed wi h an inadequate system of water sunpb tnda service so poor that it would be iff.ViSSt of furnishing public and -ttVf?Sr ean?eflred tion. The city ootaineu u.aKu.... . . irtur nr ce seven yea's J5?pose of furnishing light and power to the city and such private users a-might JUil thm .rvice The council delegated desire he service. i with to a ooara, B"i"" ... ' . . f ft. concurrence, and having a life o I but one vear. tne tssK oi i""'" -??:Zll:r.nn the property mentioned and installiug a luting plant, and thij was done under tne uirrvi" boarMhreeof the formerunsau" KSS Wm iDsttJW and was .success S the etart under the management of lhat board. Dot do soone ha Ijrnj tol-seMuppom----- . con. soccessman iue "",V" " . tMkiDff ceived the unwise ab.Uon of taking .Dtl-boaraf f bothtbe IVlLo the WBI.. ' 4,im nntil a vear ago tne cim Into now". hlT. plant i .laced with .tn. a- .i.. ' water board, th members of which would have a five-year tenure of otlice. U hen Mayor Jacobs was installed a year ago he appointed a lightiug board in .ic- vw.uauce wua mis provision of the chr- vr, auu control of the plant passed from .. r, , "!uu coune to tbe new board. I his board derided to improve the upper power on Dead river with aiew to obtaining additional power, so tl at tbe plant would be capable of furnishing wore light, and also power to persons who might desire to use It. Up to this time the plant had been earning money for the city, over and above the interest charge on the bonds representing the in vestment in it and all running expenses, including repairs. When the nw hnnrri took charge of the plant there was in the treasury about t7.500 of armiPri Mm. ings. With this amount and the eti inated earnings for the then pending year (calculated at about 13,000), or 110,400 to be precise, Commissioner i'en dill, acting as spokesman for the hoard. assured the council that the power could be improved und 1)00 additional horse power secured. The council miner an, at first, was finally persuaded to authorize the work done, and the board lost no time in starting it. ' What has been the result? The boird soon found that its estimate of tbe cost of making the projected imDrovement was entirely too low, and repeattdly came to the council forappropriationn to continue tne work. It baa expenJed close on 115.000 on tbe work, with con tracts made for the machinery yet to be met and has a broken dam, a parti illy built flume, an excavation for a wneel pit, and a lot of costly experience to show for that outlay. To put the hi per power in condition ior ine an additional expenditure of not less than tlO.OOO will probably be required, for much of the work done will have to be torn out if stability is to be secured, and without stability tbe improvement on which tbe board has been engaged for the past year win oecome a menace to tbe old plant in stead ot a benefit and source of increased revenue to the city. "It is a matter of common knowledge that the dam is defective, that the flume rests on a foundation, (sills five feet four inches long and with six inches of a bear- ing surface, five feet apart.) wholly insuf ficient to stand under tbe load it will have to carry when tbe flume, which is six leet and a half in diameter, is fillea with water under a head of over eizhty. six feet, and that if the board carries out its present plans it will put not only the city's electric lighting plant in great jeo pardy, but also the properties of the Val ley Uiver milling company, tbe Powder company, and the Dead Kiver milling company further down. 'Ever since its installment, Marauette's lighting plant has been in evidence all over the country as an example of the advantage tbe people deriye from own ing and operating their own lightiug plants. Dut there is reason to apprehend that it will no longer be so cited and re garded. It surely canuot be if tbe kind of management tbe plant has had during the past year is continued. And suppose a change is made and a board is given charge of the plant that will remedy the blunders of tne present board, what as surance have we that some future council will not take steps to legislate the board which does this out of control of the plant and again place It under a manage ment that will squander its earnings and impair its serviceableness? ''Mayor Jacobs at the last meeting of thecouucil appointed Mr. I!, u. Payne a member of tbe lighting board, to succeed Sidney Adams, wbose appointment was but for one year. This was an excellent appointment. Mr. Payne being a man specially qualified to render good service on the board. But the old members of tbe board do not. the Mining Journal learns, evince any desire to avail them' selves of his professional skill and eiper ience, stubbornly refusing to admit that there have been mistakes made, or that the plan on which tbe work has proceeded tbus far is in any way defective. It would seem, therefore, that the time has come when the council should assert itself and put a stop to the expenditure of any more money under tbe direction of a board which has given such convin cing proof of its incapacity and reckless ness. ''The facts bere set forth are enough to raise a doubt as to the wisdom of haying municipalities undertake to render ser vice of this kind in the hope of obtaining enduring good results. Certainly if Mar quette's lightiug plant proves a commer ciul failure through the interference of a stupid couucil, to start with, and the management of a board dominated by single member whose most conspicuous characteristics are unbounded confidence in his own judgment and a mulish ob stinacy subsequently, there is little use of expecting anything better from municip al ownershio and operation ot such nlants in places where the economic con ditions are less favorable, tor with the plant here the power costs nothing and the repairs to the power generating part of it make hardly any showing in the ex nenne of running it. while with a steam plant both these items count largely against the gross earnings. "In view of the condition to which Marniiptts's liirhtinc plant has been hrouirht durinz a sinzle year by bad management, and bearing in mind the fact that the people have deliberately voted to bring about the state of things which they now deplore, wantonly an tazonizinz and ousting a safe and care ful management to replace it with suc cessive managements wnicn nave lacxea both these qualities, ine .Mining .jouru al is disDosed to reverse its former opln ion, and to admit that municipal owner ship and control oi sucn plants is a lau ure. If such are the results of municipal lighting in Marquette, where the plant is operated by water power, what would be the result when it was necessary to use a complicated and expensive steam plant! A gentleman from Escanaba informs us that, in order to make a ,rood showing for the action of purchasing an electric lirrht nlant. they turn off the lights at midnizht. to save expense, and only run the lizhts on dark nights, while the elec trie light compnny here run the plant all night and eyery night, dark or not, and this when there are only twenty lights in the steets The Y. M. C. A. field day has shown the Hancock athletes that they have got to do a big lot of training between now and the date of the inter-association field day to bring the trophy cup back to their town. Lake Linden's representatives are going to cut more ol a figure this year than last, and as some of the events may be open to tbe upper l enineuia, some outsiders may do a little point win ninz. Hancock's athletic team, organ lied with great eclat, did not show the result of the training the strict rules puo- lihwl warranted. To b sure tbe weatb er is a reasonable excuse, but tbe fact is the boys did not get out . and practice ,o th rnnld. and some of them showed the lack of training painfully ti,a Hnnirhton base ball club gays their ailtnirersa good article of ball Sunday afternoon, winning. the game from the Baragas by a score of 12 to 4. Theboys In both games showed their ability to play ball, and with the practice wbicb tbs Baraga team has bad, should easily be their superiors. . One inning's wild pitching lost the game for Houghton at Baraga. A general fall down, due a great deal to lack of practice, lost last Saturday's game aftr it was practically won, and Sunday a good decisive score shows what theboys cando. Marquette will play bere next Sunday, June U will be a great day for the Knights of the Maccabees, when tbe an nual reunion will take place at Hancock. All the tents of Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon counties will take part in tbe celebration. A grand street parade, to end at tbe park or grove in West Han cock, will usher in the day. At the park there will be an address by Rev. W. C. Illcks, of Houghton, and a program of athletics now almost arranged. Music for dancing will be in attendance and the day will end with a grand display of fire works. The twenty-ninth quarterly statement of tbe Northern Michigan Building and Loan Association shows receipts of f 57,- G28.43, including dues, f 21,266; mort gage loans repaid,'? 22.203. Loans were made to tbe amount of 129,532, and withdrawals to the amount of f 14,458. The total loans on mortgages are now f 401,632and the profits to date amount to 1116,030. Tbe book value of a share of tbe first series is 71.11. Cspt. and Mrs. S. B. Harris and Mr. John L. Harris have Issued invitations for a card party on Friday evening. Wanted Two boye; one to do chores and tbe other to learn printing trade. Apply at Copper Journal office. The claims of various parties against the Gregory estate came up for hearing in the probate court yesterday. Boat passages: Up Portage. Down Saginaw Valley. Arrived Coal for the Wolverine. Tom Dee arrived home yesterday from a vacation at Chicago and points below. Thomas X. Carmichael, of Ontonagon, was in Houghton yesterday on business. Tbe Y. M. C. A. is ahead $225, as a re sult of Saturday's field day. . M. R. Goldswortby did business at Baraga yesterday. CLIMATE AND COMPLEXION. Ooe tbe Color of the Skin Depend Upon MeUworologic! Conditions? Tbo Egyptian bus remained white notwithstanding a constant niixturo with the black Nubians. The people who live iu the dry section of the No bian desert have a rod skin. Other races that are brown or that vary from white to a chamois color also live in dry country. The Abyssiniana, however, in whose country the plateaus aro well ir rigated, are blacker. Tho blackest ne zrocs in Airicu aro tuoso wno two in Guinea, where tho greatest amount of rain falls. In Asia, says tho. writer, it is the same as iu India. There is a close relation between the fall pf rain and the color of the people. . The more moist the climate is, tho darker the skin or tho natives. As one goes up the Ganges tho climate becomes drier and the skin of the natives whiter. Tho Bcngaleso ara black, but the Sikhs and the Rajpoots are of a dead white color. In America it is the same, Tbe Bra ziliana are generally darker than tho in habitants of the Andes. The Portuguese, who comeirom a rainy country, settled in Brazil, whilo tho Spaniards inhabit the Andes and the dry La Plata section. Spain is very dry as compared with Portugal, and the Portuguese in Europo have tho darkest skins of all Europeans. Tlenr. liclit and humidity, says the writer, are, then, all causes of piemen tation. In dealing with those throe causes tho question of pigmentation of the skin is alone, and their relative in fluence, he says, is a very complicated one. For instance, persons inhabiting a mountainous district, where tho cl mate ia cooler, have a lighter skin than those who live on the plains, although it has been seen that tho Abyssiniana are an exception to tho rule." The im tiv.eof Abyssinia is darker on tbo pla teaus and lighter on the plains. In Peru the inhabitants on the coast have a lighter skin than those on the mountains. D'Orbigny .observed that in America in the impenetrable forests tho savages were lighter; the darkness evi dontly prevented pigmentation. hut asks the writer, causes the'differcuce be tween the nezro laborer exposed to the sun and the Brazilian savage who lives in the forest? Th. latter is more, or loss chocolate colored, but not black. Are these facts, he asks, sufficient to prov absolutely Bnffon's assertion that tho color of the skin depends on the climate? Evidently not. If they wore, we should see the descendants of a white person become black, and vice versa. The accli mated white man does not work in the sun. and he preserves his white skin as a Brahman does. Furthermore, it would require many generations to accomplish the change. New York Aiedicai jour nai CtirUtmae Tip. One of the objections to Christmas boxes, writes James Payn, is that one i seldom quite certain . whether one is giving to the right people. Dumas tells us that he took some- pains to discover one Christmas day what he was paying for. A second lamplighter excited bis suspicions. "I have already made my little present," he said, "to the man that lights'the street lamp." "Yes sir." returned the other, ''but I am the man who puts it out". Aa Able Yoeth. Mamie Has Charley acquired any accomplishments since he went to col lege? ' Flossie I should say he hnd. You ought to see how easily he keeps a cig arette in his month when he's talking. Roxbury Gaeetle. The Philadelphia Ledger declares that "the real issue; of ,the campaign is tho currency," and that "the Republican convention should nominate no man, the country vote for no man, who is not an open, manly, pronounceu , supporinr oi the gold ataudard of mouetarj yaluo. BEAUTIFUL HANDS. 1 I n inemU-r the flrt fair tu-h Ot ThJtMt iMMtuttful hnmU OtHt 1 love mt mar I miii to thrill m I Ih. n wit thrlllM. Kiminit the tflove that 1 fiu-id untllli d Mii-ii 1 met yoor km and I tin lily lw An you Mtld to imo lnuKhmxlr. "Kr it now I And daiu-tl anil alonn in a lr-tin 1 atnml KInmIdk the iftuMt of your )xutiful hmiil. When flrxt I loved In th long tf And held your hand an I told you ao, Prntwid and cr-Hrd It and gave It a kt And anld. "I could di for a liand like thlnl" Llttln 1 dreamed lovu'a fullneM yet Had to ripen when eymi were wet. Aod prayer were voin in their wild demand For ono warm touch of your beautiful bandit. Beautiful bands I O beautiful hand I Could you reach out of the alien land Where you aro ling-eiinK and give me tonight Only a touch were it ever o light My heart were toothed and my weary brain Would lull ltaelf into rent attain, For there In no solace the world couimaud Llk tbe carve of your beautiful handa. Jame Wbitootnb i.Uey. DIANA'S SPIDER. The Band, Gusset and Seam id a so ciety recruited from an exclusive circle of Nob Hill's youthful matronr. It meets through the winter, with aggra vated activity during Lent, at houses of tho member s j its motto, "First flannels to the indigent;" its symbol, a thimble crossed by a pair of scissors argent on a background of flannel gules sur mounted by a spool of thread couchant. Tho demure maid who serves bouil lon, tea and chocolate to the society's fair Dorcases hears tales from every quarter of the globe f life in the sum-' mer colonies along tho isew England coast, of yachting cruises through Nor wegian fiords in the yellow wake of the midnight sun of wulking tours in the Landes and 'camping trips in the north woods. She V knows her planet bettor than many whose orbits are less cir cumscribed and can safely be relied up on for information regarding elk in Ore- gon or salmon in tho Columbia, tho proper time to hunt the grizzly in As siniboia and the relative merits of the Andalusian donkey and his twin broth er, the Rocky mountain burro. After serving the Bradamante of tho society with a cup of tea and a caviare sandwich, she retires to a dusky corner of tho room, refills the lamp under the brazen kettle and rearranges tho Dres den cups and saucers and the jewel mounted spoous upon the teak wood ta ble. When the fluffy haired Mrs. Jack, tho society's president and the hostess of the occasion, begins her story, there is a lull in the talk, which tho wind fills in with a neatly executed arpeggio. Mrs. Jack's mouth droops in wistful curves, and beside her eyes an iufant's would seem sophisticated. "Jack says I must go with him to Africa, but I shall never dare to look a tiger in the face after my experience on tho Big Mudd." Mrs. Jack's adventures have familiar ized the society with Tin Cup, Big Bug, Bumblebee and Medicine Hat. But the Big Muddy offers delightful fields for speculation, for it has not yet found a place on any map, und its only high roads are the half obliterated trails left by the Utes when they unwillingly de parted for new hunting grounds. "You remember the bighorn I shot after Jack and the guides had tracked him for ten days over tho Rattlesnake range in Wyoming? Mrs. Jack contin ues plaintively. The society rememliors the big-horn as well as the giant shark in Urn Mexi can gulf, tho mountain lion and the cin namon bear with amlier eyes picked off by Mrs. Jack's riflo in tho San Francis quito mountains. The idea or her not daring to look a tiger in tho face under any circumstances taxes the credulity of tho society. Has she evf r known foar, ever quailed before beast, bird or fish this modern Artemis? When sho accompanies her husband on his hunting exH dition, she wears tho woods' autumn livery leaf brown and, scarlet an abbreviated skirt and log gings of brown corduroy, a scarlet leath er shirt with elk's tooth for buttons, a hat festooned with trout and salmon flies and shining leaders. A enrtridgo belt girdles her slender waist, with its depending revolver and bunting knifo. It is remarkable that Mrs.' Jaek has escaped the cinnamon's embrace, and bruin might well bo pardoned such an indiscretion. "Jack ha always said that iny phys ical courage first attracted him. But I had never eonf sscd to him that there was ono tost to which I should bo un equal. It cr.nift on tho Big Muddy. Lis ten: "Wo wore cnniied in the quaking as pen. Snow hnd fallen, and tho elk wero coming down. You could hear them bungling on every side just before dawn. It is easy to Mop a b.ind 1 1 elk ns they paw near your camp by imitating t lit ir call npon an empty cartridge shell. I have leal-nod tho trick, and Jack had no besitath n in permitting me to choose my own trail one morning and follow ing it alone nf i)t, ho and tho guides scattering in othi r directions. Tho taste of the camp eoltVe was still upon my lips, my clutks tingled with the frosty breath of tho morning air as I kept cau tiously to the windward of the elk, whose trumpeting stimnl me like mar tial music. ' "A stray boar track showed hero and there in the fresh snow. But I was aft er elk- A hundred miles lay iK twcou tiur camp and the nearest settlement Ah, the solitude of those wcxhIs!" Mrs. Jack loans back in her chair and sighs reminiseently as sho gazes into tho blazing hearth fire, a charming pic ture in her house gown of old blue, brightened with gleams of Persian em broidery, interwoven with uncut jewels. "I had gone three miles, ierhapfl four, over fallen sprneo up the steep side of a rugged mountain, whou crash across my trail came a hand of elk, headed by a magnificent bull. "Crouching behind a bowlder, I wait ed. I have waited so often for big game, from Alaska to the gulf. Jack says I have soeu more than he can ever hope to see if he lives to bo 100. My hand jrus steady. Jack often gets buck fever. I never do. I took dolilorato aim. The Ik came toward the bullet and dropped iead without a struggle. Blazing the trail as I rotraotl it toward camp for the pack animals, I saw that thero were new boor tracks. I win not out that day for boar, and I did not care to come npon one alone, although I had no thought of shirking tho encounter wore it forced npon mo. "A boar in a bear pit is a clunky creature. In tho woods ho challenges your admiration by his clever fashion of covering the ground without apparent effort. Tho one I soon doxrriol ahead of toe was lumbering along like a bunch Highest of all in Leavening Power, Latest U. S. Goy'l Report. i w I v i of tunibleweed, lengthening tne dis tance between us at a rapid rate. "Foolishly I indulged myself in a shot at him, striking his shoulder. He turned upon me with a roar of pain. At that instant I net ded all my nerve,' This time I chose a treo for cover and await ed. He came on without a halt, Btraight toward mo. I fired again, missing him. I was just about to try a third shot whoa the test came, of which I have spoken." "Tho test?" murmurs the society breathlessly. "Tho text f if my courage to which I had always felt I should be unequal the thing I had dreaded in my forest wandering with Jack." "Wbatl" the society demands, with one voice. "I had raised my rifle, when I felt something fluttering in my hair. I fan cied a loader had slipped from my hat rim. Oh, horror I It was a spider 1 And as I shook my head violently to dislodge it, it struggled into my ear. "I have never boon conscious of hav ing fired that third shot. ' Somehow the rifle was discharged, and by the same chance the bullet laid the boar low. "I fainted, and when I come to my self I was lying across the boar's body, with six strange men standing around me. "Ten thousand boiler factories were at work in my brain. 'Hear the noises I' I cried. 'Will no one stop them?' " "And now comes the strangest part of my story. ' "The engineer of Jack's yacht once got a mosquito in his ear. It drove him quite mad before we could find a doc tor. He hung over the yacht's side, held by six of the crew, begging for death. When the doctor arrived upon the scene, he applied a handkerchief wot with, ether to tho man's ear, quieting the mosquito's struggles and restoring the man to sanity. "I' believed myself in the man's plight stark, staring mad when, upon this peak cf Darien, COO miles from an ambulance and a surgeon, I heard one of the men to whom I had so wildly ap pealed reply quietly, 'Have no fear, madam. You are in safe hands, for we are all doctors. ' "They deluged my ear with water from a nearby stream, which they brought in a tin cup. Finding the spi der still unsubdued, one of the doctors asked for a hypodermic syringe. Five were instantly proffered. An icy arrow penetrated seemingly to tho seat of the gray matter still, without effect upon tho spider, whose pernicious activity caused me indescribable agony. " 'Ether? cheerf ully returned the doc tor who was attending to me. 'Why, of course. Brown, fetch out your ether bottle.' And if Brown did not produco from the depths of his waistcoat pocket a small Inittle of ether may I be in stantly retired from the presidency of our society. It transpired later that Brown was a physician with an alien hobby entomology and carried ether with him everywhere to anaesthetize his specimens. "In an instant relief came such blessed relief as only one who has pass ed through an experience like mine can appreciate. "The rest of the story is soon told. When I had gathered myself together, tho six dictors presented themselves to mo with due formality. Tbey dined that night at our camp on my elk.' v "Jack was thoroughly ashamed of me. What did the elk and the bear matter with the memory of the spider fresh in our minds? "No, decidedly," Mrs. Jack repeats as the inaid fetches her a second cup of tea, "I shall never dare to look a tiger in the face after my Waterloo on the Big Muddy. It would have been a pleas ing legend for my tombstone, this: "One To whom tbe forests were an open book, Who Joined to Diana's daring tbe skill of her apear. Lie here, Plain by a bug la her ear." Mary Wakeman Botsford in San Francisco Argonaut. Dore a a Beggar. Gustave Dore could ahow invention not only in his wonderful illustrations, but also in matters of everyday life. One day a friend at Verona was tak ing a photographic view of a pictur esque old street, and Dore tried to as sist by keeping off the crowd of idle lookers on. It was a difficult task, and the more he gesticulated and threatened the greater became the throng. Sudden ly Dore had a splendid idea "Wait a minute," he called out to his friend, "and I'll disperse them. " He then took off his coat, threw it on the ground, and, assuming a pitiful ex pression, he went round, cap in hand, to beg for a few soldL As he advanced the crowd di-ew back and melted away, and his friend quickly obtained the neg ative. Philadelphia Press. Caatle In the Air. Dr. John Wilkins wroto a work in the reign of Charles II to show the pos sibility of making a voyage to the moon. The Duchess of Newcastle, who was likewise notorious for hor vagrant spec nlations, said to him, "Doctor, where am I to bait at in the upward Journey?" "My lady," replied tho doctor, "of all the people in the world I have never expected that question from yon, who have built so many castles in the air that you might lie every night at one of your own. ' Pittsburg Dispatch. The Wjttnea Toted. Woman's suffrage was tried at the annual elections in the Episcopal churches iu Oakland, Cal., recently and proved a great sneers. The women turned out in large numbers to exercise their faew privilege and interested them selves greatly in the elections. They did not in any case form a woman's party arrayed against the men, but voted for the regular nominees. Strength of a Cyellat's Heart, An expert is responsible for the opinion thai the hoar of a oycllati aooomplinbes la S4 hours a taik equal to rifting 100 tons one fool from, the earth. CALIUKT NKWSt One swallow docs not make spring, but one swallow of One Minute Cough Cure brings j-ellef.' 4 ' Eagle I) ui'e Stork! ' ' Tie W flave. Insist on getting a "La Empress' 10-eenf! cigar. All flrvt-claee dealers sell ' them, try .'em, like em. - Equal to 1m T ported; -'-.. . . i Internals a fnghtrut affliction, but like all other skid diseases', it can' be ' perma-" nently cured by application ot; DeWItfs 7; Witcn Ha ei Salved It never fails to cure " r piles. ! " "J Eaol Irtto8torb. a The .Rockford electric - belt b meeting . with tbe beet of success. Call and eatam- ine It ' and get references. ' Office over ' Orand Union tea store Red Jacket, Mich. Rrmsct, A BCRHS ' lathe spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts 'of DeWitt's ' Little Early 1 RLters, for they' always ' cleanse the liver, purify' the blood, "and ' invigorate the system. 4 J" " ' ""' ' ' - Ei olc Dkco Store. mm ! Mllveremltfe mm Kncraver. V. Arvonen, gold and silver smith and engraver, late of Tiffany et ' Co.; "New w York, has opened a store next door to Jaeob Gartner's; on Fifth street, wnere be is prepared to do band-made work " and repairing with neatneee and die patch.' Prices reasonable. " Did you ever think how readily the blood is poisoned by constipation? Bad blood means bad health and premature ' old age. DeWitt's Little Early Risers, tbe famous little pills, overcome obsti nate con Miration. 1 Eaqlb Dbco Stobx. The bread and cake of the Buperio. Bakery can be bad at the folio wing agen cies: 'James Lisa's. Mrs- floskin's. Red ' Jacket: Martin Kuan's, J. C Lean's Peter j Olcem's, Calumet Village, and' " Weisenaner's, Guilbaul's, Lake Llndetu A fresh supply la left at these agencies every day, and the prices are aslow as thelowest . . i , - j , , A. L. Wooster, a prominent ' citlsen of Osseo, Mich., after suffering excruciating.'' 1 .. f :i a. . . J tj iium piles ior iwemy years, was cured in a short time by using DeWitt's' Witch1 Hazel Salye, an absolute cure for all skin' diseases. More of this ' preparation" Is used than all others combined. ' Eaglk Dbco Stork. Young mothers dread" the summer montos on account of the great mortal-" iijr among cnuaren caueeaoy Dowel trou bles. Perfect safety ' may be 1 assured ' those who keep on hand DeWitt'sGolIc and "' k Cholera cure, and adminlsterltprompt y. For cramps, bilious colic,' dysentery" and diarrhoea, It affords Instant relief. " ' Eaole Drtq Stows.' Hacklea'a Arnica Mai ye. The best salve In the world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt ' rheom. 'fever ' sores,1 tetter, chapped hands, chilblains, : ' corns and all skin eruptions,' and posi- tlvety cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, wi uuucj rauuueu. - rice, cent cr box. ' For sale to D. T. Macdonald? Mr.. James Glanvufe," having bought out the City dye works ol George Eade, ' will haye the same establishment In con nection with that of his ' former bus iness,' enlarging" pictures :mr crayon ' and water colors, etc.. and desire to inform the public he is In a po sition to attend to all work that may be given' to him in his line, "and guarantee's to give his patrons satisfaction. Te the PaMle, The undersigned wishes to state that be has opened a boot and shoe making . shoo, next door to Jacoh flartner'a atrfl ' Fifth street. Red Jacket, where he is "pre- pared to do anything in bis line of busi ness at reasonable prices! ' Gents' shoes ' soled for 45 and 50 cents; ladies' shoes euiuu tor oo o.uu tv route, n uramaa- enip guaranteed, a snare oi voe puoue patronage Is respectfully solicited. . ' ' ' Charles Kemppaixcn. Bargataa! Bargain II BargralDaMI Goods almost given away; for instance we are selling combination suits,' worth 3.50, selling now at f 1.98; children's jersey suits, former price $2.50,' 'now LS0. We have a full line of knee pants, former price CO cents, now 23 cents; a rail' line of merino underwear for men, ladies 1 and children at half price, former price, 50 cents, now 25 cents apiece. Call and be convinced of all the zoods we' have in " the Laurium fair. One door east ol toe posiorace l ours ior iraar, Fcimikro A Co. The rtalanelera Mutual Fire ' Insurance' company ot Houghton and Keweenaw counties, or ganised in 1890 according to the laws of the State of Michigan,' will Insure proper ty ot its mem era. Have paid fire losses 1 oyer f 3,000 during Its existence. Tb company paid back during the last year to sixty-two of Its members ot nve years' ' standing 68 per cent of their premiums, amounting to $3,502. Will pay' back' during this year bo the same rate to thirty-six members of five years' stand ing $1,4 17. On the first day of this vear the company had 844 members, $297,i 440 worth of'rp'Prt'f Inwred, and $6,594. 11 In treasury. For further par ticulars apply to the undersigned. Jos Blomqvbt, President, Albx LxctoKKif, Secretary. Office, 443 Pine street, upstairs, sd Jacket. - ' AIMHIOXAL.