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Creek, Wood River and Tbk Kktstonb Warm gawtooth Springs Mining Districts. OF SUBSCRIPTION : terms 0D e year, (Postage prepaid) Months * Months - Month ' Single copy $1.00 2.00 Si* 1.00 Three .50 One .15 PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. advertising rates furnished on application jjf ILLIBERAL GIVER. GIFTS OF CANADIAN MILLIONAIRE. IMMENSE McDonald Who Hu Given More Million Dollar» Institution, About to Be *r. & yjisn Educational Knighted by the Brltlth Queen. to an Two has it that Mr. William C. the millionaire tobacco Rumor McDonald, manufacturer, of Montreal, and the give r of huge sums to McGill Uni versity, is to be Knighted in recogni of his munificent contribuions to of education. Mr. McDonald tion the cause is the youngest son of the late Hon. Donald McDonald, sometime president of the Legislative Council of Prince Edward Island, and grandson of Cap tain John McDonald, eighth chief of the Clan Macdonald of Glenaladale, who founded the Sottish settlements at Tracadie, Scotchfort, Glenflnnan and Fort Augustus in Prince Edward Isl and, and served during the American revolutionary war as a captain in the Eighty-fourth, or Emigrant regiment, was born at Glenaladale, Tracadie P. E. I., and was educated at the Central Academy, Charlottetown. In 1854 he went to Montreal and became an im Royal Highland Mr. McDonald porter and general commission mer chant. Subsequently he embarked In business as a tobacco merchant and manufacturer, and now owns exten sive works in Montreal. He is a vice president of the Montreal branch of the St. John Ambulance Association, and honorary member of the Archi tects' Association, Quebec. Mr. Mc Donald is widely known for his gifts to McGill. These consist of $20,000 to the Thomas Workman endowment for mechanical engineering; the erection of the W. C. McDonald engineering building, valued, with its equipment, at $350,000; the endowment of the chair of electrical engineering with m. 'I \ sa a lN\ w, W V § Rr H' A \V\Vi W. C. M'DONALD. (he sum of $40,000; the erection and equipment of the physics building, valued at $300,000, and two chairs of physics, with endowments amounting to $90,000; the endowment of the Fac ulty of Law with $150,000; a further sum of $150,000 for the maintenace of the engineering building; $50,000 for the endowment of the pension fund; the erection of a new building for the department of chemistry, mining and architecture, at a cost of $500,000; an observatory site, $70,000; and other endowments bringing his total contri butions up to the magnificent amount 0 / $2,300,000. Mr. McDonald is unmar ried. THE BERNINI CROMWELL. The Leisure Hour gives a picture of (he new-discovered bust of Cromwell by Bernini, which has recently been presented to the British House of Commons by Mr. Charles Wertheimer, who purchased it for £1,400. Crom well's personal appearance, which has hitherto been known only through the portraits of the painters, is by this bust set in a new light. To quote the words of the writer, "The beautiful bust is in remarkable contrast to the sadness and the suggestion of coarse ness which marks most of the paint ers' portraits. The main features of the lion face are there, but the added look of refinement and alertness which Bernini has seized is nothing less than startling. Instead of the heavy eye lids and the look of depression, the eyes are large, open and inquiring, wi vA \ !# « ''A 7 1 «I a , NEW BUST OF CROMWELL, singularly modern wistfulness ^ humanity. The whole aspect of he countenance is keen, bright and frith a genial. Steel Rail«. Steel rails now figure as the cheap est finished product in wrought iron °r steel. A good lesson in the finance I* modern industry is also afforded by To establish a steel rail works an expenditure of $3,000,000 Is required ~^ ore a single rail The steel is made °urate chemical can be turned out. to conform to an ac composition—the most , rate in the ordil *ary range of tech nical operations , The Ketchum Keystone Sole Representative of the Great Upper Wood River Mining Region. VOL. xvm. KETCHUM, IDAHO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1899. NO. 7. Y/INNER OWNS PHOTOGRAPH; One of the queerest lawsuits ever placed on record Is now "being tried in New Haven, Conn. To recover a photograph of herself Miss Gertrude Mills is suing her aunt for its posses sion, the aunt claiming in her turn that it was freely given her and there fore remains her property. To this statement Miss Mills has another word to say. that I never gave her this picture and she had no business with it. The suit I have begun is a replevin suit and damages are placed at $5. The pic ture Is worth possibly 50 cents. I have several times asked my aunt to give me the picture and she has as often refused. Now I propose to see if the law will not protect my inter ests and give me this photograph." T want it distinctly stated, Fip 1 # * vjj Vf IJ ■V .. MISS GERTRUDE MILLS. Miss Mills is a bright, prepossessing young woman of 19 or 20 years of age. Her father, James Mills, is proprietor! of a restaurant at 112 State street and her aunt runs a rival restaurant across, the street. This is one of the oddest' suits éver brought before a Connecti cut short. Both sides have hired counsel and propose to fight the ease to the bitter end. The trial will come up some time this week before Jus tice. A. C. McMathewson. Back of the suit is a long story of family disagree ments. Several times there have been suits for slander entered by the parties to this case, none of which has ever come to trial. A WOMAN WILL HOLD REINS. to Colorado visitors Springs who have enjoyed the delight-' ful experience of riding through the beautiful vicinity on the top of the coach driven and owned by Mrs. G. The many P. Greenfield, will doubtless be charm ed to repeat the pleasurable excite ment In Paris. One of the American attractions of the Paris exposition 0 $ 1900 will be Mrs. G. P. Greenfield'S driving of a genuine old-fashioned six-in-hand stage coach about the grounds of the exposition. Her repu tation for skill as a manipulator ot the reins has brought her this con-i tract, which will net her $5,000 for the season's work. It Is expected that there will be a tremendous rush to the exposition by residents of the United States, and particularly from the states east of the Mississippi river. The people of this section have read and been told all their lives of the thrilling adventures which fell to the pioneers who went west in '40a and m MRS. G. P. GREENFIELD, covered the vast expanse of territory between the father of waters and the Rockies in a six-in-hand. They have dreamed of the experience, and have longed to realize it, but the stage lines of the country are becoming few, while In other countries the thrilling experience of a ride behind six sturdy beasts of the plain is still more diffi cult to obtain. Not s 8afo Swimming Fool. An English officer whose ship was stationed off the coast of Ceylon went for a day's shooting along the coast, accompanied by a native attendant well acquainted with the country. Com ing to a particularly inviting river, the officer resolved to have a bath, and asked the native to show him a place where there were no alligators. The native took him to a pool close to the The officer thoroughly enjoy estuary. ed his dip, and while drying himself he asked his guide why there were never any alligators in that pool. "Be promptly replied the Cln they plenty 'fraid of shark. cause, ear, galeee, P& Splendid Plnno for the Curias. Czar Alexander sent to Stuttgart for a suitable present for the empress on th e occasion of her recent birthday celebration. He selected an ornate upright piano for her boudoir. The Is In the richest Louis XVL style, case and the front board Is jeweled with brilliant gems. The black keys are made of real ebony and the white ones are covered with mother of pearl. Ger man experts say it is the most costly and exquisite Instrument of Its kind ever made. SAID BY A GOSSIP. A sin confessed is half absolved, so et me own to an essay in eavesdrop ping. Eavesdropping, after all, ia a time-honored vice, and one favored of the majority. Besides, the temptation to hear what he had to say to her was unconquerable. She—let us call her the Butterfly to avoid personalities—is 28. He—it will be safer to Bpeak of him as the Sage—is perilously near the brink of 50. She declares it is only his "views" on things in general that interest her; he pretends that it is merely an old-time friendship for her father that makes him tolerate the frou-frou of her petticoats and the dainty, tripping prattle of her tongue. Entre nous, I believe her thirst for Information is a double form of co quetry; furthermore I am convinced that he sees through it, enjoys it, en courages it. I saw them through the crack of the folding doors. She was enlarging on the Leeds festival, and accentuating her sentiments with pretty gesticulations of two knowing ly gloved hands. "I love novelty," she said, "and I had my fill. You should have heard Mr. Elgar's 'Caractacus' cantata. He has emerged—legitimately emerged. Between Wagner and Berloiz he seems to have shot out on a track of his own —a dramatic and original track." The Sage grunted. "It is a law In dynamics that when two forTes moving In different directions come in collision the resultant forces strikes out a line of its own, distinct from either of the opposing forces. Perhaps Mr. Elgar's in the resultant force." "I wonder what he'll do in opera— whether he'll treat us vocalists with sufficient kindness. In that way no one can beat Sir Arthur Sullivan and Mr. Gilbert. They put the milk and honey of language Into our mouths." "How about Cowen?" asked the Sage, reverting to the festival. "He was magnificent—at his very best. Delightful Herr Humperdinck stuck us intellectually on an Arabian carpet and wafted us into Moorish dreamland. M. Faure, though he calls his work 'The Birth of Venus,' was not as thrillingly romantic as he can be. Perhaps Venus at her birth was not so—" "So dangerous as she might become, say, at the age of 28," the Sage chuckled. "Be quiet, do, and listen. Clara Butt sang grandly. She can't help singing grandly, she Is a heaven built engine of melody, but I was glad Miss Crossley got a chance in the 'Elijah.' She made the most of it Isn't it a pity that Edward Lloyd talks of re tiring—and in his prime, too." "Not at all. He will retire In the prime of our esteem. A pity more performers haven't done the Bame thing. They go on like Romeo and Juliet, thinking parting such sweet m. V \V£ £ 2 ^ jJSj u BE QUIET AND LISTEN. sorrow—very paying sorrow—till they end by making themselves ridiculous. The Sage got up and stumped about the room prosaically, while his boots squeaked an unromantic accompani ment. The Butterfly evidently did not think Romeo and Juliet ridiculous. She gave a little pout and turned the conversation. "Shall you go and see 'The Three Musketeers?' " she asked. Which of them?" Both. 99 l< (That sounds rather Irish, doesn't it.) You must see Mr. Hamil ton's version, and when you've digest ed that, Mr. Grundy's will be ready at her majesty's." "I shall be. Interested to see Mrs. Tree and Mrs. Potter together In the same play; but, for fine feminine char acter-drawing, no one will ever touch Dumas fils!" "He was very rude, nearly as bad as you are," snapped the Butterfly, heard an odd story about him. He re proved Mlle. C for not playing a part with sufficient Intensity. 'It Is too base, too mean!' She made excuses. she said. T can't play a part that Is not in accord with my natural charac 'Stuff!' growled Dumas; 'in the ter.' last piece you performed the role of Ingenue to perfection.' " The Sage laughed, apostle of truth," he said. "You would n't have a man honest in one particular and not in another? . Talking of honesty, I wonder how the French of today would get on with a military dictatorship? They are beginning to describe their army as 'the flower of the civilizations watered by the blood of Jeanne d'Arc'! Such bombast Is a sure sign of national fermentation!" "How about Colonel Henry?" the Butterfly Interrupted. A worm 1' the bud, they say; a little color-blindness as to the right tint of duty. We all suffer from it at He was the 44 »» times. "You're saying that Just for hum You're bug," declared the Butterfly, intensely fussy about honor and that kind of thing.** "Unfortunately I'm not color blind. Cloar sight adds to one's moral re sponsibility. By the way, the anti vivlseetkmlsts ought to crow. Cine matography will shortly help us to Tlew operations in their various 44 The apparatus wUI phases ad lib. serve as a portable means of Introduc ing experiments from one scientific cir cle to another." "I thought the thing was only * curiosity?" "Telephones, X rays and autocars were all curiosities till their practical value was established. The only thing against cinematography in the hospi tal is a question of speed, but that, I fancy, will be—" "I saw a woman driving a 'teuf teuff down Cromwell road today," in terrupted the Butterfly. Steering, you mean?" "I mean what I say. The engineer took a back seat In every sense of the word. Why, even I can steer; it's quite simple. You go across country a bit at first—like a crab in hysterics, you know; but it's because you don't realize that the thing is so absolutely docile—docile as a man after a good dinner." "Humph! standing still to look at her, and hold ing his thumbs in the armholes of his waistcoat. "Tell me," went on the Butterfly, well pleased with her shot into the enémy's quarters, "what do you think of the kaiser's tour—has it any politi cal object?" "My dear young lady, I am not a prophet.'' "Still, you must have Ideas; you surely—" "Well," said the Sage, "object or no object, the Mussulman treasury will be grumbled the Sage, found to have sprung a leak—" "The sublime porte will run dry, eh? And after that?" "Ottoman anaemia! said the Sage, more blandly than usual. S. L. C. S. M. ARMY AND NAVY. Recognizing the good results that accrue from soldiers singing when on the march the minister for war of England has just ordered 25,000 books of patriotic and military songs as an experiment These will be distri buted to the men in infantry regi ments and classes for singing will be instituted In the barracks. A similar experiment, made in France by Gen. Poillowe of St. Mars, has been at tended with marked success, the num ber of stragglers on the march being reduced by 70 per cent owing to the singing. Much favorable comment is being made upon the recommendation of Secretary Long that the vessels to be added to our naval force In the future are to be sheathed and coppered. In this way the ships we send abroad can be maintained for an Indefinite period at sea without the necessity of searching a dockyard at frequent in tervals. a modern cruiser provided with a sheathed bottom and coppered surface can be kept at sea for a whole cruise without danger to her safety or efficiency. The additions to the navy proposed by the naval board on construction contemplate an expenditure of $36, 100,000, distributed as follows, says the Scientific American: Three 13,500-ton battleships, to cost $3,600,000 each; three 12,000-ton armored cruisers, to cost $4,000,000 each; three 6,000-ton protected cruisers, to cost $2,150,000 each, and six 2,500-ton protected cruisers, to cost $1,141,000 apiece. Each of these vessels is to carry "the heav iest armor and most powerful ord nance for vessels of their class, to have the highest practicable speed and great radiys of action. 1 nation has any conception of the vast responsibilities which the acquisition of the Philippines has placed upon It there will be no difficulty In securing the necessary appropriation for mak ing this addition to our navy. The naval board shows wisdom in recom mending that every one of these fif teen ships we wood sheathed and cop pered. If the Edison's Plan for Removing Snow, Edison's latest suggestion Is that snow can be removed from city streets not by melting machines, but by port able steam power compressors, which will scoop up the snow in steel scoop buckets and squeeze it into cakes 12x 12x12 inches in volume, which will be practically solid Ice. Carts and men following the compressor can take np the cakes with tongs as they drop to the street, says Edison, and a market ean be found for enough snow cubes to pay the interest on the cost of the machinery. The Rook of Refuge. In the Sandwich islands there Is a spot called the Rock of Refuge. If the criminal reaches this rock before capture he is safe as long as he re mains there. Usually his family sup ply him with food until he is able to make his escape, but he is never al* lowed to return to his own tribe. Naturally I at «rested. "You feel a deep Interest in thé sta bility of your country, don't you?** said the patriotic young man. Of course I do," answered Senator If there wasn't any coun 44 Sorghum. try, there couldn't he any government jobs, Star. there ?"—Washington could Not ss Kxeeptlon. Softlelgh—"So, you—aw, don't think the clothes make the man, Miss Cut ting?" didn't In your ease, at least."—Chicagv News. Miss Cutting—"Well, they It is estimated that 3,000 marriages daily performed throughout the are world. KIPLING AT WORK. THE AUTHOR POET SEEN IN HIS DEN. Dr. Leon Kellner, the Historian, Ac corded the Privilege of an Interview with the Celebrated Cbaractei trustful of Himself. Dls - Mr. Rudyard Kipling's objection to being interviewed is known to all the world. But the rule which Mr. Kip ling has lain down for himself with regard to the Anglo-Saxon world seems to be relaxed when due ap proaches are made by foreigners. Per haps Mr. Kipling is of the well-known view that foreign opinion is a sort of contemporary posterity. At any rate, he has been interviewed by Dr. Leon Kellner, who is on a prolonged visit to England to collect materials for his proposed "History," on which he has been engaged for the last ten years. Dr. Kellner naturally desired to learn something about the most prominent figure in English literature at the end of the era—his aims, his method of work, and the factors which have gone to create so remarkable a phenomenon—and with Teutonic di rectness he applied to the distinguish ed author himself. The result was an interview which appeared recently as a feuilleton in a Viennese journal—the "Neues Wiener Tagblatt"—doubtless with Mr. Kipling's permission. What appears to have struck Dr. Kellner most in the personality of his STATUE OF MICHAEL ANGELO. m r 1 A K i H V ? I) ! « \i V //, it / Ï Paul W. Bartlett's statue of Michael Angelo, which, when complete, will place in the second story of occupy a the great rotunda in the congressional library at Washington, will, be one of the most remarkable works of art in that collection, because the artist has refrained from idealizing bis subject and has portrayed him in keeping with the descriptions of the great sculptor subject was the air of happiness which surrounded him. "All that fate—Kipling would call it 'the good God'—has to bestow of real worth has been granted to this won derful child of fortune; love, domes ticity, Independence, fame, and power, in the vigor of youth (he is only 32) and sound health, and, above all, the capacity of enjoying his good fortune. *£ llLvvy^ W K (I V Mi RUDYARD KIPLING. He has known how by wise economy to obtain full independence; he has for many years been placed in such a position that he can withstand all the temptations of publishers and editors, and In his creative work need only re spond to the inner call and his literary Literary creation Is, for him, the highest joy, and the calling of a' writer the noblest pursuit Nor Is that all; Kipling has the happiest fortune which can happen to a man when he has attained the highest s |m« his father and mother are still i|It« 1 and he can and does say with All that I am I conscience. proudest modesty, Kipling's ftrtl rn was owe to them.' an artist, holding an official position in India, and lives now in retirement in the neighborhood of hit son, for with such a globe-trotter, Wiltshire is regarded as quite near Sussex. Happy father and happy son! Of his mother he naturally does not speak to strang ers, but it is sufficient to hear a man say 'my mother,' to understand the relations that exist between them." The impression of all this happiness was so strong upon Dr. Kellner that after his interview he said to himself: "Today I have seen happiness face to face." The first impression produced by verses. No works of art, no conven iences, no knick-knacks,the unadorned room, simple and earnest, like a Purl tan chapel." "I much fear," began the intervlew er, "that I have come too early, and Mr. Kipling on the interviewer was striking in its diversity. "Whenever Mr. Kipling speaks and turns his face full upon you you would think you had before you a very wide awake, lively and harmless child, but the pro file shows a strong man who has not grown up in the atmosphere of the study. "I have seldom," adds the in terviewer, "received two such differ ent impressions from one and the same fact. The work room is of sur prising simplicity, the north wall is covered with books, half its height over the door hangs a portrait of Burne-Jones (Mr. Kipling's uncle), to the right, near the window, stands a plain table—not a writing table—on which lie a couple of pages containing which have come to the present gen He is represented as con eration. templating one of his works. The po sition of the head makes some people who have seen the model think that fective from the main floor of the the completed work will have to be viewed from its own level to be seen at its best, and that it will be less ef rotunda, from which point it will re ceive the most attention. ceive the most attention. that I have disturbed you in your work." "No, no," interrupted Kipling, "I have done my daily task." I looked astonished at him. The late lamented Trollope came to my mind, who under all circumstances wrote his twenty pages every day, but Trollope and Kipling! He guessed at once what had astonished me. "I do my daily task conscientiously, but not all that I write is printed; most of It goes there." The waste paper basket un der the table here received a vigorous kick and a mass of torn-up papers rolled out on the ground. Kipling's movements are quick and lively, and» perhaps, somewhat nervous; a thor oughly southern temperament Distrustful as he is about himself, he is without bounds in his recogni tion of others. He admires Steven son warmly, delights in Henley's po etry. He expressed himself in high praise cf the latest work of Leonard Merrick, "The Actor-Manager." He interests himself in all the Literary work of the day, and is at home in all the chief movements and side currents in the spiritual life of England. When discussing the "Literary History of England," which Dr. Kellner has In hand, Mr. Kipling said: "If I had your book to write I would attempt in a final chapter to discover the path which may lead from the present chaotic condition of our liter ature and that of the twentieth cen tury. I would call the chapter "Be tween the Epochs." I feel that we are between ebb and flood. It is now just what sailors call 'slack tide;' we are waiting for the great personality which will unite all the minor ten dencies of the time and collect all the partial and petty forces into one power that will give a new and ade quate expression to the new time." The Kktstonb is the sole representative of the Great Upper Wood River, Sawtooth and Smoky mining regions, and located as it is in the very heart of the most prom ising mining country on the face of the earth, and leaving nothing undone to pre sent its readers a complete synopsis of all mining news and developments, as well as matters of local importance in and about Ketchum, it is an invaluable guide for capital and informant to the settler of every craft and position. Subscribe for it, read it, and let your friends read it. new WAY OF BARNINO PEES. Doctor« Forbidding Renewal aerlpUon« Without Orders. From the New York Sun: Only a short time ago several physicians prominent in a special branch of prac tice met to decide in what way they could best bring to the attention of a colleague a question that Interested them greatly. This physician was al most the best known In his specialty in the city, but his charges, In view of his reputation, have always been so moderate that his associates felt the need of protesting. But it was decided not to protest, and the physi cian received only an intimation that his fees sometimes astonished his j and It Is likely that the custom will Be adopted widely by those physicians brothers in the profession. One physi cian in town has recently introduced a practice which is said to be increas ing in popularity with the profession, who have authority enough to at tempt anything so novel. This doctor has his patients take the prescription to a druggist who is forbidden by the terms of his agreement to renew the prescription except upon a written or der from the doctor. No patient can get his bottle or box refilled unless he brings the new prescription, which means, of course, another visit to the doctor. The bottles are of a size that In some cases the lasts for a week, same medicines are renewed week af ter week, but with the order that comes only from the visit to the doc tor. They are changed in few cases. The profession has not protested against this new fashion as yet, and it is not likely that it will. But it is only the influential and authoritative among the physicians that are able to attempt it TREATMEMT FOR THE SHOES. How » Little Coro Will Keep Thom Looking Orderly. Winter is a difficult season of the year for the careful woman who is particularly neat about her trimly shod feet. Snow is as disfiguring as mud on nicely polished leather and rubbers certainly do not add to their cleanly appearance. But a little care will keep them in orderly niceness. When you remove your heavy street boots, don't toss them away In the closet all rumpled. Take tltne to stretch the uppers a trifle to straight en out the lacing wrinkles. Do the same with the tongue. Brush off the dust and if they are damp put them where a current of air can thoroughly dry them. Banana skins make an ex cellent dressing and keep the leather soft. They are especially nice for cleaning enameled or patent leather. If your feet perspire freely use a good antiseptic powder freely dusted In the shoes; it will rest the feet and save the stocking. The grime and dust in the shoestring are very hard on the hands, as the dirt is ground into the flesh where the strings are drawn up tightly. Don't be stingy with shoe strings. Your dealer will furnish them free of charge, so change them often. Besides being clean, they add greatly to the appearance of the shoe. Watch your heels and have them re paired at the first indication of wear ing off at one side. Nothing so dis figures your gait or looks more untidy than run-down heels, besides the shoe soon loses its shape where the heel turns and will break where the un wonted strain is occasioned by the twisted shoe. Young Capron'« Epitaph. At the engagement of Las Guasimas, says the New York Sun, Capt. Ayyln K. Capron, of the Rough Riders, Bon of Capt. Capron, Sr., was killed. His hat was placed to cover his face, a black rubber poncho thrown over the body. Only the rough, mudclotted shoes pro truded from beneath the poncho. Word was sent to Capt. Capron, Sr., and he soon reached the scene of the engage ment. White-faced, but upright, he stood for a moment looking down at that black, forbidding outline in a by path of a thicket—all that remain of the last of three promising sons. Stooping, he lifted the hat from the dead boy's face, and gazing at him with moist eyes said; "Well done boy!" Then replacing the hat he turned on his heel and marched stiffly away. PERSONALS. Two grandsons of President Polk have seats in the present congress. They are R. K. Polk of Danville, Ky., Polk of and his cousin, James K. Rldgway, Pa. General Bartle, who has been in the state department for fifty-four years, the record for long, service, has known Intimately all the presidents since Polk, who appointed him. C&llxto Garcia second, a 13 -year-old of the Cuban general, has entered the West Chester (Pa.) State Normal school. For the last three years he has been a pupil in the public school and a boarding school in New York. Vice President Hobart patronizes a Chinese laundry in his Paterson, N. J.. home, and the Celestial proprietor la proud of his distinguished customer, who some time ago secured for him a signed photograph of President Mc Kinley, which now adorns the shop's son window. Forain, the French caricaturist, was recently asked whether he found de pravity the deeper among the rich or "There is no such thing as he replied, with all th$ the poor, depravity, disdain he could put into his voice. "At the top it is diseased nerves; at the bottom hunger. 99 Blind men outnumber blind by two to one.