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THE BLACKFOOT NEWS.
PUBLISHED ETERT SATDBDAT. PKHCY JONH', Publisher. BLACKFOOT, IDAHO The jeweled crown of the king of Portugal, valued at $653.003,0JO, is said to be the most valuable thing of its kind in Europe. It is also in the most danger of being pawned. The Madagascar News says: "Tne price of coffee in Fianarantsoa is $5 per 'vata."' If you know how much a ••vata" is you know now whether to sympathize with the Fianarantsoans or not. Souvenir Columbian half dollars are flowing into the United States treasury at Washington in great numbers, but they cannot be bought there yet at par. It is a nice ques tion, though, whether Uncle Sam has a right to soil them for more than 50 cents apiece. There is already considerable agitation for another world's fair in the year 1900, to be held in New York, though two or three European countries were in the field some time ago. Better let the plan "set'' a decade or so after Chicago's marvel ous achievement Ix view of the improvements in locomotive bxilding, it is remark able that a race between locomotives over cleared tracks has not been ar ranged before now. Tho struggle between two swift engines running side by side on parallel tracks ought to be an exciting one. I Ax Arizona sheriff recently started ont after some horse thieves. All he brought back besides the stock i was the ante-mortem confession of one of the gang who survived long enough to realize the error of his way. 'This sort of justice may be crude, but it is refreshing. The mind-reader who has a scheme . for being entombed alive is, un happily, still graceless and still talking about it involves the hermetieal sealing of the imitation cadaver's mouth. In . . .. . ... the name of humanity, cannot this much be put into immediate effect? : The scheme Ax enterprising hunter in South- ! cm California not content with the bounty of $5 on coyote scalps, split each scalp, by which simple process it became worth $10. Ingenuity so pronounced as this often accom plished much. It has provided many , „„„„ - ... a man a snug bert tn the peniten tiary. UV in Astoria a murderer made UV in Astoria a murderer made plea that although he had beaten his wife to death with a club he was drunk at the time and with the com ing of sobriety found himself com mendably sorry. The jury had hearts of flint, for they found him juät as guilty as though he had signed the pledge in youth and adhered to it. Ix a suit that is now attracting considerable attention in tho New York courts, on account of the stand ing of the parties involved, one of the witnesses has confessed on the stand to having perjured himself to save the reputation of the woman in the We suppose he is what the case. prince of Wales would call a perfect gentleman. 'There is an old story ot a lawyer who was lined $10 by a justice for contempt of court. He promptly handed up a $20 bill and stopped the justice when he made a motion to hand him back tho change. "Keep it. judge," said he, "and I'll takeout the value of it in moro contempL " We have always felt, too, that that lawyer got his money's worth. Ip the Ohio genius who is putting on the market a machine that will wash the dishes of a family in one minute, performing the whole opera tion of washing, rinsing and drying them without wetting the hands of the attendant, doesn't get a monu ment. it will be because the women of this country are a good deal stin gier than we ever thought they were. Colonel II. Clay Kino, distin guished throughout the South as a jurist and assassin, and now serving a life sentence, makes plaint that be pines for liberty. The difficulty of doing justice arises from the duality of the detained gentleman. If the jurist could bo appeased and the assassin punished at the same timo it would remove an obvious em barrassment The indiscriminate exchange of lead pencils among school pupils is condemned by the Minnesota health commissioner who says that putting the pencil in the mouth is a very common habit and that diphthorfa and other diseasos are often trans mitted in this way. Ii the pupils cannot bo forbidden to lend or ex change pencils, he says the janitors must disinfect tho pencils every day. The man who habitually hypothe cates other people's lead pencils should make a note of this. An old Maine fisherman has been living in a dory all summer, cruising about Penobscot bay catching and curing fish. He has camped in rough fashion on tho islands, hasn't slept in a bed since last May and avers lie has had a very nico timo. The ruins of Pompeii aro said to be so vast that they canaot all be excavated, at the ordinary rate of progress, before the middlo of the next contury. Many more interest ing discoveries will undoubtedly be made there. [!>** *V & * j V of is of y L i. a THE OLD MAN AND JIM. The old man never had much to say— 'Ceptln - to Jim.— And Jim was the wildest boy he had— But the old man jes' wrapped up In him! I never heard him speak but once Er twice In my life, and the first time wui When the army broke out. and Jim he went— The old man backin' hlm— fer three months;— And all 'at X heerd the old man say Wut Jest as we turned to march away.— "Well, good-bye. Jim; take keer of yourse';!" 'Feared like he wuz more satisfied Jest lookin' at Jim. And likin' him all to his3e'f-llke—see?— 'Cause he wuz je3t wrapped Over and over I mind the day The old man come and stood round in the way. While we was a-drlllln'. a-watchin - Jim, And down at the dec—po' a heart»' him say, "Well, good-bye, Jim; take keer of yourse'f!" up in him. I Never was nothin* about the farm Distinguished Jim.— Neighbors all used to wonder why The old man peared wrapped up in him; But when Cap. Biggier he writ back 'At Jim was the bravest boy he had In the whole blamed regiment, white or black. And his fightin' good as his farmin' bad! *At he had led. with a bullet clean Bored through his leg—and carried the you ever i 'Through the bloodiest battle Jira come home Jest long enough Fer to take the whim 'At he'd like to go back in the calvery— And the old man jest wrapped up in ftim!— Jim 'lowed 'at "he'd had sich luck before. Guessed he'd tackle it three years more!'' And the old man give him a colt he'd raised. And followed him over to Camp Ben Wade, I'-'. seen! The old man wound up a letter to him« 'At Cap read to us. 'at said: "Tell Jim Good-bye, and take keer of hisse' f!" An , d J.î 1 ,'?.K^ ou . T l' 1 fer ^ we * k < ' r .. a<>_ A-watcnin Jim on dress-parade,— Tel finally he rid away, An<i at he hecr d "' a * the Did man "Well? ' Pfood-bye, Jim; take keer of yourse'f:" ! Tuk the papers, the old man did. 'Y. atc L hi , 1 ? -i. 1 ™: - , ^M^Ses^Ä up in mm! Antl many a time the word ud come At dru£?- hln Up " ke the tap ° f a At Petersburg, fer Instance, where Jim rid right into their cannons there— And tuk 'em—and pinted 'em t'other way, And socked it home to the Boys in Gray As they scooted fer timber!—and on and on— Jim a lieutenant and one arm gone. An' the old man's words in his mind all day, "Well, good-bye, Jim; yourse'f!' take keer of Think of a private, now—perhaps, We'll say Uke Jim,— 'At's dumb clean up to the shoulder straps— And the old man jest wrapped up In him;— Think of him—with the through. And the glorious old Red, White and Blve A-laughin' the news dow war plum , , over Jim, And the old man bendln' over htm— The surgeon a-turnin' away with tears 'At hadn't leaked out for years and years, As the hand o' that dyin' boy clung to His father's—the old voice In his ears — "Well, good-bye, Jim; take keer' of yourtOf !" —James Whitcomb Riley. a When Lee l^eft the t'nlun Army. Nothing ever so pained Lee as to leave the old army. He was on leave early in 1801 and lived at Arlington. Almost daily he rode over to Washing ton. He was always in immaculate riding costume and rode the best horses that could be bought. "Yes, I am somewhat extravagant in the hmtter of horses," said Col. I.ee with gravity, to a friend, "but a horse is the noblest work of God after human ity. I do not consider it an extrava gance to own the very best horses your means will permit." It was a charming spring day, the 27th of April, in 1BH1, when Col. Lee severed his connection with the United States Army. And here it may be said that not since Christ was taken up on the mountain to be tempted of Satan has any man been tempted as was H. E. Lee. It was known that Gen. Scott would soon retire. Old Francis P. Blair told a friend that he went to R. E. I.ee in person and told him he could have command of the United States Army within the year 18Ü1. One one side wore the highest hon ors of the service he had been bred in. A great war was coming on. With it might arrive opportunity for renown aud distinction that were beyond am bition's wildest dream. On the other side was-what? A future that was uncertain, and beyond that God alone could see. But Lee never hesitated or faltered where he thought he was right. And so, on Unit sunny day, 27th of April, ns lie rode along the way he would ride no more, no man could see aught in liis firm, impassive face that indicated the storm in his mind and heart. He went to the War Department. Lleut.-Col. R. D. Town send, afterwards adjutant-general, and Maj. W. A. Nichols were on duty. "I wish to see Gen. Scott," said Lee, after exchanging the usual saluta tions. So one of them summoned him. lie remained with the"Venerable, Virginian and soldier almost two uninterrupted hours. What a valuable contribution to the history of the period a full re port of that conversation would be! Finally Lee went out, "very pale and evidently under deep emotion," says an officer who happened to see him he left the venerable friend lie never to see more. Of all the episodes of the war there is r*me fuller of pathos than this. As he walked away, Lee felt lliat he was leaving all ills hopes behind him. It happened that he met Ben Hardin Helm, a Confederate general who died at C'hiekuniaugn, at the threshold of the War Department. Helm had been to " of a be of of is to in lie us was to be of 11 cadet at West Point while Loo was be M1 perintondont, and stopped to speak to his old-time commandant. Helm, . a Moral Amy. One significant fact is stated with regard to the wonderful Army of the j Potomac. The legions were governed , sK rxs'gft stances. when some neculiarlv hcln ouToffen^almlm« mlUtairlaw bid been committed, was the punishment of death inflicted. I remember when 1 was down with the Federal army in Virginia seeing at a general's head quarters a wretched creature, a delln quent soldier, who. under the ©1m guard of a sentry, was sweeping all hours of this hmntâtattmrZhwîsenMfap so uianv duvs as he had been giiiltv so I was told, of some exceptionally disgraceful crime. Now and again some martinet commanding officer would venture upon a course of pro cedtire slightly analogous to bodily punishment. I have heard of offend; ankles to the'Xls of a JtÜ or tn ' ammunition uml left h" for a rerTain Hme Ä tSS ! Ing sun. But these certainly Indefen- 8 siblo punishments were very rarely j p resorted to. j Remembering that the use of the cat was common in the British army during the Crimean war. and that fleggiug In the army was not totally 5STSUÄ £irl'V'i";' .mil thin In tt... Pmk army. aUhoiich corporal punishment had long since disappeared from it, the death pen alty was frequently enforced, it can ! scarcely have failed to strike au ou- j looker with astonishment that the ; American commanders should have j been able to preserve discipline < among the hundreds of thousands of | men serving under them without flog- j S*«Si STÄ " ™ n- ! ' T motely approaching the infliction of T such extreme penalties lu the French ! army. It must be remembered, more- j over, that the bluebellies comprised In j their ranks an nstoundingly mlscella- j neous congregation of humanity. There ! day had offered him the place of major and i^ymaster, "vice Long street, resigned. All this Helm told | Col. Lee. •T cannot help you." said the stately Virginian, "for within the last hour I have given up my own career. I have left the United States Army. My own mind is too much disturbed to ad vise you. But do what conscience and honor bid." was, truly, a very numerous element s of sternly resolute, unflinching, ener- 1 f K ' o h0 ; v :; r " a * h ?iî* r°*. only ror the unity of the republic, but for conscience's sake, and would have j regarded the cause of tho emandpa- : tion of the negro as a kind of holy j war. These, practically, the worthy , of descendants of the old Puritans, were the leaven that gave life and vigor to j of the whole Federal anny.-Awcrican Tribune. ! In Memory of lirnve Do),. ! ! ! In Memory of lirnve Do),. The State of Minnesota, through a board of commissioners authorized by the Legislature, has erected a monu ment-on the battlefield of Gettysburg to- commemmorate the deeds of the j F'irst Infantry. There hare been wonderful charges j in the great battles of the world, charges that through succeeding geu- ; erations have won, and still shall win. the admiring recognition of the tac- ; ician the noblest lines of the histor- ; .an, th, rich and spiendid imagery °f Yet from the loins of this young | commonwealth sprang a regiment of j men who made a charge more won- ; derful in its daring, more terrible in its result, more rich in its legacy of j loyalty, than any that preceded It-1 the most heroic charge of hhrtory. ; The hot July sun was zenith-higli | upon the field of Gettysburg that dire ful day in the midst of the fiercest i battle of the century. Gallant Gen- j eral Hancock, reaching the spot where j the Union line was being forced back- j ward, and baiting his furiously ridden j horse, called out: : "What regiment is that?" j "The F irst Minnesota.' "Charge those lines. j A charge into eternity that order meant. At double-quick, without cils charging a ©m. with the concentrated flro of the Confederate army pouring a leaden rain of death upon them— at double-quick, then at full speed, they charged into the enemy's ad- i vancing ranks. General Hancock saw I that a live minutes' respite meant the I arrival of reinforcements and a turn-1 He sacri- | fleed ids noble regiment in those fear ful live minutes, anil the position was held. The charge saved the day, hut 82 per cent of the men who made the charge were left on the field. Nearly every officer wan dead or mortally wounded; of the 2(12 men who made the charge, 21Ö were shot down by the bullets of the enemy; forty-seven were still in line. Judge Locbren, of Minneapolis, now Commissioner of Pensions, in his description of the charge, of which be was one of the ' "The'annate' of war contain no par allei to this charge. In Its desperate valor, complete execution, successful result, and its sacrifice of men in pro portion to the number engaged, an thentic history has no record with which It can be compared."—Harper's Weekly. ing of the tide of battle. Grnnt'n Ti-Hinte to Polk, When the news of General Leonidas Polk's death wns received by General Grant, that general said: "Then the most perfect gentleman I ever met is Gentle as u woman in (Ms man gone." ner. It seemed an unspeakable offense to utter an oath or it course expression in his presence. His men never for got this, and the general's dismay may be well Imagined when one day he canto across two privates having a little sernpplng match beside the road. One of the combatants, being still so llet - enough to recognize the officer, fell back, but tlie other turned and stared insolently at the handsome old man on ills horse. ''Sergeant, ser geant, come and put this man in irons," called the general. And the fellow shouted, "Who In h— 1 are you, old mule-car? Git off that horse and I'll lick you for a ten-cent postage stamp!" It was too much. Utmcrol Polk turned and fled. Advanced Dairying and it. Tendencies— Bekomm* With Cau.tio r«ta*fc- ! Doubling the Uouey Crop — 1 arm Notes and Moins Miuts. j I j . ., . „ .. ... , , . j Almost all the difllcultles and risks : j" making butter occur during the j j interra! between the milking and , the churning. Iso doubt there aro "rjî:ur"'," om :r: •r * Dli uncleanIine » 8 l " the keeping \ he f J*"* al1 th ® 3e ( t . oge * h ^ ar ' not 80 injurious to the butteras f errors *" the management of the cream - A writer in Country Gentle ®»n says: The many internal changes that occur in cream by ex posure to the atmosphere and to variations of temperature that wo ku0 "' are Ju0 to »be action of nu morous varieties of fungous germs w bich increase to an enormous ex tent in the cream in the short inter va * during which it is kept to ripen. or during which the milk is kept for the cream to rise, are a sufficient ex planatiou or the common defects of the largest proportion of the butter ' hat ls J nade ' The most careful but *® r malte r ca " hardly escape some of ! the8e "«®ultto. without the use of | 8 " , a PP a, '*tus as reduces thc>e j p *" 8 to a minimum, or removes them j j altogether. And under the most favorable circumstances, a sudden change of the weather may render unavailing all the care of the most skillful dairyman. ™.«"If» — ,f h « 1 .l"I' Je . nC> ' "! " f^ anc , ed dairying should be toward tno making of sweet cream butter. : ! And this change of the program of j the line butter maker is not so much ; the result of any special demand for j j this name of butter by consumers, as j < to the fact that the butter so made | reaches them in the very best condi j ! ' T h «""':" wh " r 1 " 'im T ,°„ r .Î eDd , ha ' i**" the Btudy ! ** ne butter makers for years, and j hence so much has been heard of j methods of ripening cream in such a j manner as to avoid as much as possi ! ble the contact of the cream with tho FAKM akd home. ——— THE MAKING OF BUTTER FROM | SWEET CREAM. tweet Cream Butler. tion and it is the advanced dairymen s air, and to keep it at as low a tem 1 perature as possible until the time comes for the churning, j : fresh butter made of sweet cream j has become tho fashion, for this kind , of butter can hardly ever reach the consumer because of the rapid change j of the butter after churning, but ra ther that the butter so made reaches the table just at the time ! when it has attained the same de gree of ripeness, and consequently has the same delicate flavor and ! aroma as when it formerly came from ! the churn. Sour-cream butter has j if* best flavor at this time, and every j unless it is perfectly sealed from the air. Then, after a time, it has ; gradually ripened from internal slow changes, and acquired its best flavor, ; But tho demttnd now ig for buttor in ; h f of cd cak a „ reu(J (or the table, and this form nZ7 | 8ar ^3 r exposes the butter to the air j niore than if it wore packed in pails ; or tubs, hour after that it will deteriorate The experiments that have been j ma de recently in churning the sweet cream have aU satisfactory, ; There has been n0 los8 of butto „ an J d | . ._. . 7 burning has not occupied more i tlme than usual. Ihe butter has j como from the churn in tho right j condition, so that it ripens in the in j terval that necessarily elap.-es be j tween the making of it arid the use : of it. The butter is ripened instead j of the cream. This should be clear ly understood, so that thoso Intelligent j buttermakers who have all along ._" T -e» known the peculiar quality of "weet-cream butter, should realize *" 18 ^ ac ^* an " thus reconcile it with their knowledge. It is a question of terms more t than anything else, and i nothing to alarm any one. I I Tim Fallacy of l.arg« Pastures, It is not uncommon for inexperi | C nced stockmen to think they havo secured excellent, pasture because th can turn , nto a „ üI(1 wh " , . , . 18 a foot or more high. Except cl , ,,ver - ttnd "Y 1 " hva y 8 wltl ' that, a largo growth is not the sweet est and most nutritious. Very often, indeed, tbo untouched grass in the pasture field is loft uneaton because it lacks the sweetness which cattle found in shorter and more nutritious. \\ ] )a ve often seen the grass eaten (} OWI1 almost to tho soil over an un derd, ' ain ' whll ° tho grass grewgroon unl * apparently just as good but un eaten a few feet away. 'ITien, too, dressing of mineral fertilizer, either potash or phosphate, will do much to sweeten this too large growth. I'rob ably on most soils the potasli adds phosphate also by making what the soil contains more soluble_Ameri can Cultivator. Doubling the White Honey Crop, Mr. B. Taylor, iq Farm, .Stock and Home, says that at tho end of tho white honey season he removes all surplus lionoy from tho hives, crates the finished sections, ami extracts tho partly-filled and uncapped combs. Tho extracted honey thus obtained is, if cured properly, of the highest grade for table use, and sells for nearly the price of the comb honey if customers are mado acquainted with its high excellence. The sections containing the empty combs he returns to tho supers, and some pleasant afternoon sets them all out without covers, so the bees can get at them without hindrance, and clean the combs of every drop of adhering honey. In tho evening, after the bees have ceased to fly. the cases are carried and stored into the bee-proof honey-house. A "handy comb-leveller" is then brought into use, and the combs leveled to even thickness, and set carefully away for »ext year By the use of prepared ! combs he is quite sure he can double the white honey crop. j Tho hives, after the honey is re I moved, will have an extra hive con j taining either frames or drawn j combs.or full sheets of brood founda : placed on top of each colony to j ^ with dark fall honey . There Bhould ^ a que en-excluding honey ,s.., brood caQ ^ , tarted ( n them. He keeps the honey thus obtained for feeding and rearing an army of bees in time f or next year's clover and basswood ' » - car« of Apple*. There Is no question about the im portance of so far as possible pro venting the bruising of the fruit From what has been said in strong e terms concerning tho barrier of u tough skin which nature has placed upon the apples it goes without say Ing that this defense should not be ruthlessly broken down. It may be safely assumed that germs of decay are lurking almost everywhere. ready to come in contact with any substances. A bruise or cut in the skin is therefore even worse than a rough place caused by a scab fungus as a lodgement provided by the min- i ute spores of various sorts. If the j juice exudes, It at once furnishes the eboicest of conditions for molds to grow. An apple bruised is u fruit for the decay of which germs are ; specially invited and when such « IKSiS"! 2r*.5?,t " lher frulL 11 Wo »' u * » I 1 »'»' of infection for its neighbors on all; sides. Seldom is a fully rotten ap pj e found in a bin without several others near it being more or less af- ; fected. A rotten upplo is not it» brother's keener 1 The surrounding conditions favor j or retard tho growth of tho decay j fungi, if the temperature is near j freezing, they aro comparatively in- j active, but when tho room is warm ( and moist tho fruit cannot lie ex- | pec ted to keep wolL Cold storage ! naturally checks the decay. The ! ideal apple has no fungous deface- i ments and no bruises. If it could bo j placed in a dry, cool room, free from I fungous germs, it ought to keep in- | a definitely until chemical change ruins it as an article of food.—Col man's Rural World. man's Rural World. : m Many horses are ruined by care lessnesa in handling. Nothing adds more to tho value of | : (j rowing sheep instead of taking fertility from tho soil Improves it. The apple borer begins his work the flrrt year after planting the trees Te.!.*, .it ..._ » t s». I IrlmaUtho wood from tho cur- 1 MQt butfhos at toon a « tho lcavct are ( It rarely if ever pays to whip a ! horse. They yiold much quicker to I kind treatment. llivo milk, If you haven't tho cash to pay i with, better do without something 1 than to buy "on time." * _ The question with the stock grow- : er is, how to increase the quality without increasing the cost. I There is no greater luxury than a dish of strawberries fresh from your own garden. Plant a patch for home use at least. farm Not,«. Fruit trees do bettor on well drained land. the farm than a good orchard. off. It is expensive to keep the brood sow on corn all winter, bran, roots, etc. Home Hint«. Leather which is dull and staln.nl can often bo restored by a mixture of oil and vinegar, well mixed. The covers of lard pails may be utilized for pindng under pots and saucepans when tho stovo is too hot. The most flesh forming food Is sugar. Thin people can't »so too much of it; fat people can't use too little of it. A thin pieco of salt pork bound to a wound caused by stepping nail or carpet tack will remove the inflammation almost immediately and prevent serious consequences. In cases of illness whore tho burn ing thirst of tho patient cannot bo assuaged by water or cracked loo, it is said that a teaspoonful of gly ine will afford prompt and compara tively long relief. Perspiration stains may bo re moved from tho arms of white woolen or silk drosses by sponging with warm water into which ammonia has been poured, and then with cloar water. on a 'ress tho place before it be comes quite dry. Embroidery should always be ironed on tho wrong side, on a soft surface, such as heavy flannel or felting, with a clean white cloth over it and should lie ironed until thoroughly dry. In this way the de sign will be beautifully brought out. White silk laco may bo'cloanod by spreading it upon a whlto paper that has been covered with calcined magnesia, placing another sheet upon It and laying it away for throo days between the pages of a largo book. .Shako off the powder and tho luco will bo idean and white. Tho best way of removing the whito spots caused by water drops on crapo is an exceedingly simple one. Lay tho crapo on a table, witli a piece or black silk bonoath It. Dip a camel's hair brush in ordinary ink and go over tho stain. Wipe tho ink off with a soft piece of silk. Tho stain will disappear as soon as tho ink dries. ST. LOUIS CARNIVAL. the the for re to St. Louis, Mo., Oct. •.— The Colnm bian festivities in thla city continue to. attract visitors from all directions The „lui, u. . _ , rM'Säas'ÄSSs: represented by tens of thoussndsof ciUzens. while from more distant point, thealtcn.ianee hoe hern and continue* very large. The foreign commission » ers who came dijwn from Chicago to witnMs the \eiled l*rophets parada and the other attractions, were a unit mai-uifl'cent '«»er .„dt he v were also delighted wiihéh,! jJÄHi e rally. During their stay they «er« u able to see the largest brewery in America, largest drug house in the world, the largeat shoe factory in be America, aud several other manufae be lurin * ... m i„ a te one of its most^ucceasful *r«. ™„u 21. sod a. thU pracùeSÇ include, the carnival, tl is important a that arrangements he made at one« for i ■ j I 33 to ™ M ; SI « ll k! all; ?" af- ; 8 it» Hi 1 " BRILLIANT SUCCESS OF THE AUTUMNAL FESTIVITIES. Enormous Crowds Enjoying tbs Iloapl tnllty ot the Xetropolle of the West sod Southwest—Concluding Dstee sed . Attractions. 1 ■ ft u j j j j ( | ! ! —, „ i bo j I | a visit to St. Iritis while in its holiday attire. The railroad companlea have *nado au-h com-rsaiona in rat««, aod haTr *»i«vged the low rate area ao tca : terially that the expense attached to attending the carnival bas Wen reduced to something quite insignificant Spec ially low rates can be obtained for the concluding illumination dispiaya on Oct 13 and 10. Oct. 1* Is Spanish and Italian day and the event will be cele of * ,raUd , **' parades of brilliantly unl | formed cavalry. The Hth ia Pythian : night, «rhen thousand* of KnigbU of Pythias will be in tine, The ttluminatinns are so gorgeous tl,al na one , an afford to miss seeing An »lustration la given of tho I revomiiff electric *t»r made up of 1 n< . ar | y |,ooo electric tight* in contient motion und with rapid chatifrrt in ( color. The other electric set pieces and a ! panorama, twelve in minibej, include a to I floral arch in natural roturm, brll lia,,t py«'vhnic effect*, an executive arch with portraits of all the Presidents of the Union and of the governors of Missouri, and some exceedingly ap propriate Columbian panorama There i " r,! in addition over to.uoo gas lights 1 wl, 1 ** l ' oI o rr d *!«»»•» lining the aide " a,k * of the U" D, ' l P? 1 l * lrOTta ' J , ln aU there arc over ;.*..onn lights used ia Um : illuminations, which rival the greatest triumphs of Paris and east into inaifl I ®ance the fabled grandeur of the orienL I ' ; 1 I grandeur of the orienL Lots of M«n II«*« n««ii That. Inquiring Hoy -And have you seen avalanches in the Alp*? Great Traveler—Yes my son. "And olephant* in Aela?" "Yea." "And tigers in Africa?" •'Plenty of them." "Ever *e a Polar bear?" "Several." "Ever see any wild monkeys?" "Thousand*." "Did you ever see a a Polar bear chasin' a elephant with a tiger .on hia back and a lot of inonkera langhin' to nee a avuianch coinin' after 'emb" A Wew Throogh Sleeping Car f.ln« From Chicago to brattle via the Chi cage, Milwaukee A .St Paul and Great Northern railways, has been estab lished and flrst-cla*» sleeping ear* will hereafter run daily from Culcago at 10:30 p, m , arriving at Seattle 11:30 p. m.. fourth day. Thla i* undoubtedly the beat rout« to reach the North Pacific roast. i or time tables, msps and other In formation apply to the nearest ticket agent, or addreas George II. Hcafford, general passenger agent, G, M. A tit P. Ky., Chicago, 1R Tho gold coins ot Great Britain contain ouo twelltb alloy. A trout with golden iw-iUee ie reported to bave appeared in California. Vienna bn* n lazy club, no member of which does anything for a living. Your Opportunity Invitee yoti now. Rich weetern lands can now be txuight at reasonable prices and ©eat bargains secured In the mineral, agri cultural nnd grazing regions reached by the Union Pacifie System. The opportunity of a lifetime for investment! Bend for the Union Pacific publications on Wyoming. Colorado, Montana, jflabo, Utah and other western state*. E. L. LUMAX. Geu'i Pass. & Tk't A't, Omaha, Neb, When a man hns nothing better to do be sets in to revise bis creed. Belgium lins 100,000 snloous schools. Japanese gardens are tbs most falry-lik* of places. Nearly 1,000 children are born yearly In the London workhousee. It Is lietter to have your paradise at the end of life than at the beginning. Boston ia said to hav* mad* th* first American umbrella. and 8,000 There are always some rare barfsln* at the meat market,