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THE CANE BREAKS.
a CTURESQUE PHASE OF OUR NATIONAL LIFE. |»n When the Negroe« Are Happy— Ley Drink the Sap Unie«* Watched the Owner—Plekanlnnle* Suck the een Cane. scr] HE cane brakes of g 'j Georgia and Flori | da are but tittle I known. K pared with the su ™ gar plantations of Louisiana and Cu ba. but the mak ing of BUgar and molasses has long been a favored pur suit in Georgia and ■ ast becoming a prominent feature in Hirida, says the New York Recorder. He transient visitor to these states, Hwever, rarely sees the cane growing ■ witnesses the crude processes of Hgar manufacture here in vogue, for He reason that the cane brakes are ■ ttaliy far away from the beaten paths I travel and accessible by devious and Hit altogether attractive byways. ■ Before the war almost every planter ■ Southern Georgia had his cane patch H'd mill, whereby he made his supply v grade sugar and molasses for use or for sale and barter, and it not infrequent that an excellent m cle of rum was produced from the I .e source. I 'rom the wreck of these great plan I tions after the war the former own I -s and the erstwhile slaves slowly liroduced order from chaos. The fact ■ hat the tilling of the cane as well as |,he grinding and boiling of the juice load been left entirely to the slaves [was the cause which led to the now ■general condition of the Georgia 6u Igar industry being largely in the lhands of negroes. And a picturesque [phase of our national life is this pur suit as followed in the south Atlantic I states. y The mode of raising sugar cane in Georgia differs in many respects from the practice of the Louisiana planters. I In the latter state the heavy and wet soil often makes necessary the em ployment of three and four mules to each plow In breaking the soil for the first planting of the cane, and much valuable ground is wasted, for between the rows a deep furrow or ditch must be made for draining. In planting, pieces of sugar cane containing two or more "eyes" or joints are placed in the ground. When fall comes and the cane is cut, the roots throw out new branches or suckers, which are known as ratoons, and these form the begin ning of the next crop, and so on year by year until the vitality of the stalk la exhausted. In Louisiana cane must be renewed every three or four years, while In Georgia and Florida one plant ing will last for seven or nine years. In Louisiana the cane rarely tassels, while It does so regularly along the Atlantic coast. The yield in the cre ole state is about 1,000 pounds per acre, but near Savannah the planters get 1,500 to 2,000 pounds' per acre, equal to 15 to 20 barrels of syrup. A good cane will yield over a gallon of juice and its height varies from six to twelve feet. It is usual to plant corn between the rows of cane, and as the former is taken in long before No vember, when cane is ready to cut, the two make good companion crops. When the cane is ready to cut be gins the happy season of the negroes. The ancient cane mill is tinkered up and cleaned for yet another period of usefulness, barrels are coppered, fur naces looked after and the boiling ket-> ties scoured and polished. The single mule on the place is attached to the long sweep of the mill and begins the monotonous tramp around the circle worn deep by many earlier generations of mules at the same task. The cane is fed to the vertical roll ers at a speed equal to the pace of the motive power, and as the mule is usu ally of venerable age and as the ne gro is rather languid in the movements, the effect is very similar to the an cient saw concerning the mills of the gods. However, the Juice quickly makes its appearance in the funnel be neath the rolls and is led to a barrel, the mouth of which is covered with coarse cloth, acting as a sieve. The color of the sap Is gray, foamy ash, and by no means inviting, but it Is eagerly drunk by the plantation hands, and in consequence a close watch is kept upon the precious liquid by the owner. From the mill the juice is taken to the boiling kettles or pans, and after many boilings and skimmings over tires fed by the refuse cane or "trash" the sap is reduced to a thick, sticky semi-fluid mass, which is ladled into hogsheads and Bet away to cool. The liquid portions of the sap drip into ceivers and form the molasses so dear to negroes' hearts. The solid residue is sugar, none too clean and none too attractive for others, but all sufficient to the natives. A general holiday and celebration usually follows the close of sugar making, and in the degree that the out-turn has been satisfactory, the fun swells or ebbs. The chewing or sucking of green cane is a universal habit in the sugar belt and the juicy stalks take the place of sweetmeats in many an hum ble cabin, while forming a dainty by no means despised In higher circles. Ç! corn i Deciding a Fine Point. In the absence of the regular golf editor the following question from a beginner was referred to the turf editor for an answer: "In a game of golf, is it right to fuzzle your put, or is it bet ter to fetter on the tee?" The turf editor Bet his teeth firmly, stared hard at the wal' in front of him a few mo ments, ard wrote the following reply; "In case a player snaggles his Iron it 1». pe gulsslon for him to fuzzle his ■Tbur a better plan would be for PUm to lilrop his guppy into the pringle and snoodle it out with a niblick."— . Chicago/Trlbune. AN OPEN LETTER. T« Any and All Publisher* Wherever They May He. I intend to write a story which shall be unlike ail other stories ever written; and in order that all publishers may have equal opportunity to secure this prospective marvel of literature, I in vite their bids. Among the startling Innovations that will be introduced in this work of literary art which I in tend to produce there will be found the following: No male character, on whom the duty may devolve to narrate something necessary to supply a link in the «tory, will "light a fresh cigar," either before he begins or in the course of his re marks. If It becomes absolutely neces sary for him to light something, he will have to light a stub or a pipe. Fresh cigars are barred. At no stage of the proceedings will any female character be represented in position where she "reeled and would have fallen had not the strong arm"— etc. Any woman who reels in this story will have to recover herself, or else keep right on with her falling. There will be no strong arm to save her. The principal male character will re fuse, absolutely, to become separated from the woman he lovee, through the machinations of the villain. Under no circumstances will he be induced to go, "far, far away, to forget." There will be no bicycle admitted to the story. No "new woman" will be permitted within the narrative. None of the characters will converse in dialect. If any female character is found to have a past concealed about her per son she will be ejected from the story summarily. All realism will be thoroughly dis infected and deodorized by means of a patent process. In view of the character of this story, no bid less than $1 a line will be con sidered, and I reserve the right to make the number of lines as large as I please.—Puck. The Wandering Fish. The Baltimore Sun prints the follow ing: "A skeleton of a fish is prized very highly as a curiosity by Mr. Au gustus Benoit of the little two-masted schooner Ernest Dacasta of Halifax, which arrived yesterday from the West Indies. "That is," said Mr. Be noit, while showing his prize, "the skeleton of what is known as the wan dering fish, and there are not half a dozen other specimens in the world. The name has been applied to it be cause so few have been captured. Its wonderful feature is that on the front of the skeleton there is a perfect out line of the scene on Cavalry, The Sa vior, with outstretched arms and with His head slightly inclined to the left shoulder, is plainly marked. Near the left side of the head is a clearly de fined heart. Above the head of the fig ure the vertebrae forms a crown of thorns. Striking also," continued Mr. Benoit, "is the reverse side of the fish's skeleton. With arms extended, as If invoking benediction, the figure of a bishop is presented. The ornamenta tion of the vestments is delicately traced In the bone, the cross being rep resented by seams running up and down and across the back of the chasu ble. The bishop is bareheaded, but hts mitre Is supplied by a part of the skele ton which is fitted over the head of the figure. Another bone makes the cro zier. Holding the skeleton up to the light It appears transparent, with the human form outlined within it" When the skeleton had been exposed, Mr. Benoit shook it, and from it came a bell-like sound. The fish is sixteen and one-half Inches long. It Never Needs Unpacking. There are many useful improvements to chronicle in the way of luggage, and among them a trunk that does not need to be unpacked, but answers the pur pose of a wardrobe and a chest of draw ers. It can be set, on arrival at the journey's end, against the wall. The lid will remain open when thus placed, and discovers separate trays for milli nery, handkerchiefs, gloves, linen, laces, and boots and shoes, lined with washable waterproof, so that, if thrown in muddy, dirt can be washed off; some having one long receptacle across for umbrellas, parasols and sticks; the lat ter women have taken to In the coun try much of late, tray the box Is divided into a series of drawers holding a few dresses each —a wonderful convenience. One of the best inventions in traveling bags has all the fittings removable as a whole and fitted on the outside—toilet requi sites, writing, etc., combined; this leaves the interior of the bag free. The best have square mouths; and a new kind has all the fittings above the sides of the square, which, opening automat ically, adjust themselves on the top and can easily be slipped off and stood on the dressing table ready for use. For the better preservation of check books they can now be fitted into a long nar row leather covered case, with an ac companying blotting pad. Indeed, every want is forestalled; all that is needed is to discover the purveyors of such in numerable aids to comfort In travel ing—St. James Gazette. Below this upper A Gold rolhfinnii. "I wonder," said the policeman who knows more about the local regulations than about biblical history, "why it was that Joshua made the sun stop." And the member of the bicycle squad expanded his chest and looked learned and answered; "That's easy; he probably arrested it for scorching." Made a The sad-faced man, with the small, square valise, inspected the woman of the house a moment and then turned away from the kitchen door. "It ain't no use arskin' you if you've got any corns that need curin', mum," he said. "I can see as you'rp wearln' shoes three sizes too large." "Come In," replied the matron -'—Chi cago Tribune. A Deluatotv MARRIAGE CROKERS. The Scliatrlu important Person Ik In ti a PH York Colony. In wandering through the east side recently, 1 learned that the "schatchen" is an important and busy functionary in that quarter. The sage who a long time ago observed that marriages were made in heaven evidently knew noth ing about this match-making individu al who exercises his wiles by day and by night in the teeming Hebrew colo ny here. The schatchen is a man of middle age, suave and well dressed, who promoter marriages. He works on strictly business principles and don't bother his head about Cupid or that peculiar sentiment called love. He is a diplomat with a visiting list longer than the most popular woman of the" Four Hundred. He belongs to no end of lodges and orders, and speedily makes it his business to know all about the families of his married friends. He also acquaints himself with the mone tary worth of paterfamilias, and if the latter has any marriageable sons or daughters he gets in his work, first by delicate insinuation and soon more openly. The schatchen has a neatly engraved card which announces his business, and this he distributes lib erally. He also believes in advertis ing, and his card is conspicuously dis played in ail the Yiddish newspapers. He brings young couples together, and if a marriage ensues he pockets com missions from both sides. If the bride's father gives her a dot of $500, the schatchen pockets $50. He also strikes the bridegroom for 10 per cent, but is frequently compelled to com promise on 2 1-2. He often has a doz en irons in the fire at one time, and in the vernacular of sport, plays off one against the other. Sometimes he burns his fingeys. as he not infrequent ly plays a leading role in the civil courts; but he fills a unique place in polyglot Gotham, and has been the means of making any number of bash ful young people happy for spot cash. Here's another queer phase of the mar riage business. A strange society has just been organized in this city, com posed of young men and women who have decided to subordinate sentiment to science. In other words, they be lieve it to be a crime against society and future generations for certain per sons to marry. So they have pledged themselves not to enter into any mat rimonial alliance with any person whose family is subject to hereditary diseases that can be transmitted. This new order is called the Society for the Prevention of Hereditary Diseases, and its officers are in the Stewart studio building in Fifty-ninth street. The president is a young woman, and the vice-president is a young man. The former says that the organization has started off with twenty members, but she hopes to lengthen the list rapidly, as the S. P. H. D. doesn't propose to hide its light under a bushel. As any thing which tends to improve the con dition of humanity in general will ben efit the world at large, this new fad should live long and prosper.—New York Correspondent Pittsburg Dis patch. , a NOTES OF THE DAY. An effort is to be made this year to raise the minimum salary received by the ministers of the United Methodist churches of England. Bluff City, Tenn., boasts of a pump kin sixty-five inches in diameter which is still growing on a vine belonging to Mre. William Berry. The French Academy of Sciences has appointed a special committee to inves tigate the new treatment for consump tion advocated by Dr. Crotte of Paris. Blood poisoning, the result of the prick of a hat pin several months ago, has so enfeebled a young woman of New Albany, Ind., that it is feared «be will not recover. Princess Dhuleep Singh was fined 12 shillings in the Burton-Upon-Trent, England, police court for taking her lapdog to drive in her carriage with out having it muzzled. In Hlcksville, Ohio, recently, a wed ding party was stormed by tramps, who locked the groom in the smoke house. ate the wedding supper and stole the marriage license. The prize« won by the Prince of Wales' yacht Britannia during the past season amount to $8,000. Some of the crew of the Britannia have returned to thetr homes at Wivenhoe. Typhoid fevers and other diseases are so prevalent in Daviess County, Ken tucky, that the deputy sheriff who served the notices for the last petit jury panel found only one man able to go to court. •■During the past two years Douglas County, Oregon, has paid as bounty on wild animals killed the sum of $8,857, as follows: Bear 262, bounty $517; co yote 912, $6.300; panther 670, $2,010; total scalps 1,844, bounty $S,857. Smelts are running tn such numbers In Bellingham Bay, Wash., that quan tities of them are taken daily by means of garden rakes and scoop nets just as the tide turns to the ebb. They run to the very borders of the high water. MISSIONS. The excellent practical Christian work of the Salvation Army is to in clude an institution to be known as a prison-gate home—a temporary shel ter for discharged convicts. It is said that there are now ninety entire versions of the Scriptures and 230 partial versions, while the circula tion during the century reached 350, 000,000 copies, thtie putting it In reach of 500,000,000 who were unconscious of such a hook at the opening of the year. The Pacific Garden Mission has Just completed Its nineteenth year of conse crated, pre-eminently successful work among the habitues of darkest Chicago. A wonderful praise service was held on I the anniversary conducted by Harry Monroe,assistant superintendent. Short addresses were delivered by the presi dent, Mrs. Sarah D. Clarke, widow of Colonel George R. Clarke, the founder of the mission, and also by the mem bers of the board of trustees and oth ers. The absolute need of larger' ac commodations was commented t >n by —alLtho sneakers. / it it of i GENERAL SPORTING. THE HORTON PRIZE-FIGHTING BILL IN NEW YORK. It la Mow Helleved to Jhi © d In the Interent of Ki at Incorporated Club* Comment. ve Hcen I'«*« ekout Mill* Note« aud s? PECULIAR state \\ of affairs for th« S solons to settle rose last week in New York city. It seems that Bob Fitzsim mons and Jim Cor bett had been talk ing about having a prize fight, which, under the Horton law. Is now ac counted a criminal procedure such as to rouse the municipality. When it is stated that one of the officials tried to get evidence of such a state of af fairs from the sporting editors, it may be guessed with what gravity the whole thing was considered. The prin cipale were arrested. At the same time that this w»s going on Pady Slav'n was being psunded in the neck in the Immediate neighborhood by the mau leys of Steve O'Donnell. But the lat ter were boxing under the protection of the Horton bill, while Fitz and Jim had probably contemplated going un der Dan Stuart or some one else. The aforementioned solons studied the comparative merits of the case about twenty-four hours, when they conclud ed to run Fitz and his proposed appo nent down, which seems to indicate that they have drawn a well-defined distinction. The kangaroo man claims he Is not guilty, as he had not actu ally signed any contract; nevertheless, he challenged Corbett at a hotel the other day, showing plainly enough his intent. That far he is guilty. But the question probably is: Were he and Jim speaking of prize fighting or of , boxing in some incorporated club? If the New York officials can prove that the men had contemplated fighting with five-ounce gloves some place out side the state instead of boxing with five-ounce gloves within some of the numerous clubs of the state it may go hard with them. Let them make an example of them, if they be found guilty. <5 White and Dixon. The draw Tommy White made with George Dixon of twenty rounds in New York, in which the westerner showed something better than even—that is, showed he should have won had it progressed to a finish—has set the Chi cago boy's friends wild over him. If Tommy meets Dixon again, particu larly if it be to a finish, there is a ton of money in Chicago to back his chances. At their meeting Friday night they were offering 2 to 1 on Dix on and prophetic scribes of the east sang doleful chimes for the westerner. Dixon's admirers will offer disserta tions upon the subject of his going back, not considering, perhaps, how it was that the colored champion could stay at a rushing clip for the best part of an hour, a pace at which the Chi cagoan met him half-way at all times. Possibly Dixon may not be quite as good as he has been, but there will be no use trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. He might have been a degree or so better on Friday night, and still not have had It in him to do anything with Tommy. It is very safe to say, all things considered, that Tom my White has been of late coming along much faster than the other has been taking an opposite course, and for some time out this way the Chicago representative has been recognized the best material In the boxing world to stack against the colored wonder. If Tommy retains as level a head as he has within the past year there is no reason why he should not be the next featherweight champion. Chicagoan's position toward the feath erweight championship and some other aspirants for the title will be gone over In this column at another time. (•audaur'D Welcome. J. G. Gaudaur of Orilla, the cham pion oarsman of the world, the vlc The little æ 1 .4ii y/j, i W/, % Y/a ■ W, m W/Â i "W* wt JAKE GAUDAUR. tor in'England over Stanbury, of Aus tralia, was enthusiastically received at Toronto, Ont., on the occasion of his arrlval from Europe. The champion j replied that he was indeed grateful if the success of his Journey to England had brought out such kind feelings and good wishes. Proud aa he was of his own efforts, he was prouder still that the champion of the world was again a Canadian. The Toronto wheelmen played no nn important part in the demonstration. Every club took part in the partde, and in many respects it was the most imposing turnout of bicyclists ever witnessed in Toronto. A Mtrlbc'B Trouble. W. C. Kelly, the sporting editor of the Cleveland "World," has the sym pathy of the newspaper fraternity in his troubles, and it is to be hoped that his plea of self-defense will be estab lished in the courts. During an alter cation with one Dave Nechutny and his brother, the former was knocked down by Kelly and stunned. Nechutny was able to go home, where_he died in a few hours. Kelly was arrested on a charge cf manslaughter, but was released on ^^^^^aiMnthesum of $5,000. It is of the skull caused by falling on the pavement. The attending physician testifies that the injury could not have been inflicted by a "billy," as there was no mark on the skull. Mr. Kelly is popular in all circles, and his exonera tion from the charge will be hailed with satisfaction wherever he is known. Hanlon'* Suggestion. The suggestion offered by Ned Han lon. manager of the Baltimores, to pro tect the umpires next season is a good one. Hanlon, at the League meeting, which is to be held in Chicago this fall, will offer an amendment to the rules governing the fining of players by um pires. The present rules give the um pire full authority to fine a player for unnecessary kicking, and then if the offense Is repeated to remove him from the game. Hanlon's suggestion is to give the umpire full authority to re move any unruly player from the field for the first offense unless the umpire has misinterpreted one of the rules and the player wishes to call his attention to the error. The Cite«* Trophy. ? iMi I: I if' ' m Above is a picture of the Chess Tro phy recently won by England, Ireland and Scotland in the against th* world. Completed, and Is on exhibition in Dublin. The cup was donated br George Newness, of Ireland. chess games It has just been Corbett and Sharkey. The articles of agreement signed la:, . June by Jim Corbett and Tom Sharkey in San Francisco, in regard to their contemplated championship encounter, calls for a finish, but the recent fight talk coming from 'Frisco, I note, is con sidering a ten-round go between then', "for the heavyweight championship.' Up to this writing, however, Sharke has not been heard from, and it is prob able he will not agree to modify tho original finish into such a small num ber of rounds. But could there be a bona-fide championship contest, limited by ten rounds? It would be quite a comedown, to say the least, and it would probably be relegated to a dis tinct class of Its own, specified as a ten round championship contest, the win ner being dubbed the ten-round heavy weight champion. It may be consid ered if pugilism ever fails Into this rut there will be limit-round champion ships, from one round up to a hundred or more, and herein there may be pos sibly a solution of a division of the spoils among the various heavies now claiming the title. Let each claim his special number of rounds, at which notch he feels he can lick anybody, and stay to It consistently in his newspaper talk. Regarding Corbett and Sharkey, the supervisors of San Francisco have al ready granted the boxers a permit to meet for ten rounds there when they get ready. I advise the sports of that country to get two or three other ten round permits, while they are at It, and sew them together for this special oc casion. The nativity of so many gold en sons of the arena should not be the first, to want to knock finish Institutions down to ten rounds. Billy Madden Not a Jonah. One cf the most remarkable happen ings for some time is the fact that Billy Madden—who doesn't remember Billy from the Mltchell-Sullivan days and several things in between?—was abso lutely In Steve O'Donnell's corner when he whipped Paddy Slavln. Now since the halcyon days referred to above— the days of Sullivan and Mitchell— Madden has not till this Instance, so far as any records show, been tn a win ning corner. His was a most persistent case of hoodoo. He ran Peter Maher against Bob Fitsimmons at New Or leans; Joe Goddard against Denver Smith at New Orleans: Joe McAuliffe against Paddy Slavln in England, and did plenty more as bad. Mixing it with a Jonah has been very properly accounted the most direful thing in the lexicon of the gentleman of sport, and many in Mr. Madden's predica ment had quit years ago. But Mr. Madden never did; he never even wavered, and now he is before us bright and cheery as in the days gone by. In some future time, when'Billy may have a monument erected to his memory, I suggest the simple lines: "After ten years he trun down a hoodoo." Kecdptii of i'ttri* PlaylK Statistics of the receipts of the Paris ian theaters have just been published ! or the season of 1895-96. The figures f h rl > 1 sh some very interesting infor j mat *°h: Grand opera house, $454,575; Cornell le Française, $428,267; Opera Gomique, $298,546; Odeon Theater, $103,589; Renaissance Theater, $16-1, 102; Vaudeville Theater, $248,236; Va rietles Theater, $250,576; Gymnase Theater, $220,764; Palais Royal Thea ter. $154.157; Nouveautés Theater, $130,360; Porte Saint-Martin Theater, $198,624; Gatte Theater, $233,557; Am bigu Theater, $113,016; Chatalet Thea ter, $210,553; Bouffes-Parisiens, $83,122; Folies Dramatique, $90,643; Oiuny The ater, $62,920; Theater de la République, $62,920; Theater Menus-Plaiairs, $27, 113; Dejazet Theater, $24,078; Bouffcs du-Nord, $29,443; $4,854; Folies-Bergere, $219,103; Folies Voltaire, $3,481; Theater d'4ÿJ)U(.ation, $2,620, etc. Altogether t,iM thfeaters and concert halls took In. $14,30», 240. Folles-Marigney, Miss Emma Stanley, a yt lean who has been engagl Amer the Theater Royal at Ghent, Bel, her debut tn October in "lia Juive." J. E. Dodson calls attention to the fact that when the Shakespeare playB were written there were Uot to all the ■amrld as many Engl ."makes Ing peo OSAGE INDIANS DICH. THESE RED' BROTHERS HAVE INDEPENDENT FORTUNES. Get Money froi Unrlc Sam** Treasury Anil Km ploy White 31 ei Laborer* C'< The SucccitMful Mov< I'rogreHMive cat. Party'* HE richest people in the world—as a people—are about to make an impor tant their says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. They live in the territory of Oklahoma and are known as the Osage Indians. Every man. woman and child among them is worth an independent fortune, and they draw a big pot of money from the United States treasury four times a year. Each grown person or infajit owns 1.000 acres of fine land. However, the lands belonging to the tribe have not yet been divided up among its mem bers. This is soon to be done under the direction of the Indian bureau and a result will be the opening of the country to settlement and trade. The Osages are the only Indiane that ever got a fair Show in a bargain with Uncle Sam. in 1866 they Btgned a treaty relinquishing their original res ervation, which was a strip about 100 miles wide, extending from th# Neosho river in Kansas westward to Medicine Lodge. They employed the services of a clever white lawyer, who happened also to be honest, and he fixed mat ters so that they got $1.25 an acre for their land. Out of the fund thus ac cruing the present reservation of 1.400.000 acres in Oklahoma was bought. There was a big balance left over, and it constitutes nearly the whole of the $8.434,282 which the treas ury holds to-day in trust for the Osages. The tribe now numbers 1.625, accord ing to the official enrollt ent. There are 973 full bloods and 652 mixed bloods. The full bloods are steadily decreasing, while the opposite is the case with the mixed bloods. A short time ago 100 new members were admit ted to the tribal rolls, but the full bloods have appealed for their expul sion, claiming bribery of the govern ing council. The Osages annually receive from the treasury $421.713 interest. Each quarter they draw $90,000 in cash, which is divided. The remaining $61, 713 is expended by the Indian bureau upon whatever it deems useful for the support and civilization of the trihe. Each individual in the tribe owns about $5,200 of the money in the treas ury. Including the value of the land per capita, a membership in the trihe is worth quite $10,000. Suppose a family to consist of six persons, including the babies. Then the tangible property of that household is $60,000. A family of ten is worth $100,000. This statement has to do only with the possessions held by the Osages in entail, so to speak, and without counting accumulated property. As a matter of fact, they have accumulated a great deal of property, and they re ceive large sums of money from cattle men who lease their lands for grazing purposes. All of them have good houses and well ordered farms. They hire white men to do the work. Passing along the road one Is apt to see a lodge of bark near a handsome frame dwelling. As likely as not a full blood family lives In the lodge, while the hired man resides in the mansion. For a good while past there has been a strong progressive party in the tribe, which has desired to procure the allot ment of the lands in severalty. A few days ago there was an election, and the progressives sectfred a large majority in the governing council. This will re sult in the desired change, and before long each individual in the tribe will receive title deeds for about 1,000 acres. Four times a year each Indian, old or young, gets $41.25 from the treasury. The allowance is more than apt to be "traded out" in advance of its receipt. It is characteristic of an Indian that if he wants anything he must have it right away and cost is no object if he can pay or get credit. §§3 change In condition. SHE PAINTED LI'S PICTURE. An KukUhIi L»<ly Artist Who AViim In truMtrd with the Task. The lady portrait painter who has been intrusted with the execution of a likeness of his excellency, LI Hung Chang, and whose identity has, until now, been shrouded in mystery, turns out to be none other than that dis tinguished and extremely clever svtiet, Miss Ethel Mortloek, whose charming house in Sloane street, London, is so popular a resort of painters, litterateurs and famous people generally. The pic ture Is now about half finished, and stands in the middle of Miss Mortlock's studio, framed in massive gold. It is an enormous canvas, the portrait being life-size. His excellency is sitting in his robes of state—which, of course, Includes the celebrated yellow jacket, of which he is deprived when he loses a battle or things go wrong, but which Is returned to him with added glory when some successful coup on his part again endears him to the emperor of all the Chinas—against a magnificent background of the royal purple In which his soul delights. On his head Is the famous cap with the red knob and peacock's feathers; and a crimson plush robe, lined with blue, completes his picturesque Oriental attire. The expression Is a deligh'tfülty quizzical and dryly humorous one, and Miss Mortloek says it Is the one usually worn by the great viceroy.—Philadel phia Inquirer. An Author'* Wife. Mrs. Thomas Hardy seems to be in valuable to her husband, outside of her housekeeping capacity, boast that she keeps herself so well posted in the literature of the day that he finds himself constantly drawing trom her fund of knowledge. It was Mrs. Hardy who induced her husband to forsake architecture for literature as a. profession, and it was she who It is hi3 I ml r v ( I:ikkcb. which pupil* us< ful ac I-numlry classes, may acquire at least one coutplir.hment. have been established ill various parla of London, England. lie annual report at and, according l of the school management committee, have proved tlu nui'/lily satisfactory. During the year they were alli tided by 12.2(12 aspirait;:) tu proficiency lu the f cleansing and beautifying ar Thcre are art tides of every now, seventy-one permanent laundry centers, and two others arc building. Each sdiool consists of i tic class n wear. ■ •l'il with aciiuiiixlatirn for fourteen (Iren, and is fitted with desks and seats, thirteen wash-tubs anti ironing tables, a copper raid a sink. The whole work is under the superliitemloiioo of Miss Lord and Miss Jones. At lit' there is a deficiency in the supply of Instructresses, and a uumlior lire being trained under the formt Ion. Tito salary or (lie superintendents commences at $7âo per year mid rises to $1,000. super vj Ml nil Keatlintf. iitl n liupp.v You oa a happy . Till* lind in pénétra! i ;ih nee \v is the sort of <1:1 III bilious snifi Hosterter'* Sm t man y ! It: lie <| lieni peptic roil .ich Hi .idll Plie g vides happine st aml alterat tiie ma lur'd and those troubled with inaction «.f the k neys and bladder. i ■ I" U tie, ri tie w populat In fhu: pcr/xl «•ngngud in agriculture lui* «li re lia* Immmi f ••(•mmvrrin! unit Indy* Th« faming* of î lie latter . in , U..' * to on. iniTnise of Germany «how* •luce 18H2 of a hont riie number Uiinishet!. while til erwme in the line trial pursuit*. ioo.ooo. 1 large in those of the proportb of a little more th: thi « tired. I)enfne«H lannot by local applications as they cannot reach . There la , and that l.i Deafness i* inhumed condition of the the diseased portion ol the only by constitutional caused by mucous lining of the Kustachlan Tube. When this tube la inflamed ycu hnv* a rumbling sound, or imperfect hearing, anil when it Is entirely closed deafness I» the result, and unless the inflammation can he taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing stroyed forever: nine cases out of ten ; caused by catarrh, which is nothing > inflamed condition cf the mue wuy to cure nearness '.edle*. will ho <1 faces. We will give On : Hundred Dollars for sed hy catarrh ! Mali's Catarrh Send for circulars, free. F. J. CHFNFV x- CO., Toledo, O. Sold by druggists. 7f.c. any case of Deafn that Cure. s (e not he cured I •'Wlnit did It dies only aa.v la ills speech to t.i ••II Slid lie ■ >l> lid: him." Kiel <!i .11' x< F.ir tin* 1 at Mexico t a Mel.«: ' . - lief mill t l'V Kout ill it 'I >-1» lid De fl f ' Tickets lotli, good for »top-over privilege This li ly to v! ill li e:il< ti: <t li! De ill tin: llowed in M sit tile to ml "f iht rat I'crtuM M nc a I I I'. ist I». Ct Ilf t|i: I» .f the North A tit r full in fur live of M ! o: 1.1 8r I. 1'. HAM Ap : 1 l: U Nil !-**f r. 'X. yo\\ il id : t him li Ph »: -mi I til «fitst. " ! I Did Yn in ti • I lamp (IfyM -I I. irai I 1 A; ' ! hr Wi.I u tii rod |.>: ra rpld ..f 'I' •la Yp: during A.-• 2 : 'üttit-i ( w '* eiialK fatal »how 1 ha of Î.Sld rin fatal. > ' >•! terril •In .ft. ■ allu rude Sim lia; is the Inx f v. v i.f ? Why. !; is tin- «liai hua her lm*l>aml lu id* a ilfS'il dow buy* dead two :nths." I'Imo'h ('tiro 1 cough med ici bright, M! 21 In burg, l'a.. De«-. Il, l&k». "What made you so long btiyiu of thread?" "Why. I laid to wal shot» ladle* got through teliiiu: what they dreamed last night. When biliou* or candy cathartic, e "Women have than men." "V can. A a* long aclf marriageable." TO CURE A ( OLD IN ONK DAY. Take Laxative Hromo Quinine Tablets All Druggists refund the money if it fail* "C«»u*in J classe*?" • people, of c Caeca rets stimulate II bowels. Never sicken, weaken you doing lounge in till* coal oftlrv?' er write* poetry and we place for h! scripts c •>r (.onsiimpiiu used in my hoi lhat sp<Mil til some •h other costive. 'ftscaiTt guaranteed. lOr, UTh' t i about i: rove It. " "Ye«. I «he Is old. but totter be con side in him oman ki a man <•: to cure, esc lent*. wUo are the Inliirtn- , iHiik classes? Whj 'etely . kitlnc ami k ; rt|»e. with a Turkitfti "Our lM»okk*M'i> liad to fix up a rn to lie down wln*n hi* » l>nok." "What Enrich Your l>loo:l at this Bcason by taking Hood'«» Sarsaparilla and you will not neoa to feus pneumonia, fevcis or the grip. 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