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NEWS OF THE WEEK. An Epitome of the Happenings of Two Hemispheres. What is Transpiring at the Capital of the United States—Other Very Interesting News. The Indiana Senate has passed a swj -j ii : measure ag.dn.st trusts. ilustory of Sitting Bull aAd the re cent Indian war is already on sale. Chicagoans have put t22*/KK) into 88, --000 acres of Georgia's timber land. The Philadelphia harbor improvement receives $300,000 in the sundry civil bill. Brazil levies an export tax of 21 per cent, upon rubber shipped to the United Btates. The Behring Sea negotiations accord ing to i ondon reports promise a favorable conclusion. The outgoing Treasurer of Texas has handled .fOO.OO >,<K)O of public money without a mistake. The Supreme Court of Michigan has decided as valid the law fixing railroad fare at t cents a mile. .lay Gould has heen offered an oppor tunity to buy tiie Baltimore and Ohio, a Baltim re financier says. -ah, Frai.et has L practically accepted Presi dent Harrison's invitation.to exhibit at the World's Fair at Chicago. Prominent business men of the conn try say t! c Brazili . ' will stimu late American manufactures. A. N«*brasks Jndg deciles that mort gages L-ivt ii on !' dted Sti tea claims be- ; fore filing final papers are valid. \ large body of cryolite Is reported as : having Iven discovered near Cheyenne Mountain adjaepnt to Colorado City, Col. Alabama is enacting a law that will give the generous sum of $12 i,OJO anno aily to ex-Confed< rate veterans and their ! a I >ws. i Railroads \w Nebraska refuse to kmger \ carry a pplies free to the drought suffer ers, owingto hostile legislation in the Legislature. The World's Fair people talk of pro-j vidiug movable sidewalks through the | buildings to'save visitors the lahor of j \\;ok'.i- anvufu. * The government wi'l sue several large j lumber hnns tor timher depredations in | the Bony Lake and River country uf i North Minnesota. To mine for precious ores in Alaska the Silver Qu en Mining Company has j been organised at Hartford, Wis., with $1,360,000 capital stock. The gold excitement at Florisant, Col., is dying out. An analysis shows the metal to he copper, with about oO cents worth of gold to the ton. Molly Maguiriam has appeared slightly again in the Pennsylvania mining dis tricts, and an active and untiling vigi lance committee is demanded. A liill has been introduced in the Mich- : igan Legislature which prohibits private • banks from being designated as banks at all. They are to be known as brokers. Twenty live million doll rs worth of property will he sold in New York in j March for unpaid taxes and assessments running back over a quarter of a cen tury. The Alliance legislators of Kansas will pass tluir bill to tax bonds and mort gages, by which all mortgages must be assessed at their actual value and so Stamped when assessed. Newfoundland's Governor announces! that negotiations for reciprocal relations with the I'nited States have been con cluded and on y await the indorsement of the British government. The people of Richmond, Va., are •making an earnest effort to secure the removal of the remains of Jelferson Da vis to that city, proposing to erect above h s grave a grand monument. The Minnesota Senate has passed by a vote of 40 to 7 a bill prohibiting prize fighting, spurring matches and fistic con tests of every nature. It also makes it a misdemeanor for newspapers to pub lish challenges. The government proposes to buy that portion of the Navajo reservation which the miners claim contains valuable min erals. Miners in Aricona and New Mex ico claim that wonderful mineral deposits exist within the reservation, and have long tried to secure a foothold there. The Sid>-Judieiary Committee has found Judge Alex Boorman of the "West ern District of Louisiana guilty of one of tie- charges preferred against him by Congressman Boatner, relating to his personal use of moneys paid into the registry office of h s court. Boorman will probably be impeached. The only change made by the Senate ! Committee on Appropriations in the dip lomaticand ((insular appropriation bill i was the division of the Centra: Ameri can mission into two missions, with sal- '; ares of | lO,UUO for each Minister,and an increase of the Mexican mission from the second to the first grade. A move is being made for Congress to purchase the Townsend library of na tional records. These records are gath erings trom newspapers, magazine and other periodicals and from official docu ments of all sorts, all the obtainable facts or statements bearing directly or indi rectly on the various phases of the strug gle for the Union. The House Committee on Foreign Af fairs has agreed, though not unanimous ly, to report to the House with some Site, jjsbttito. FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN JUAN CO., % ASH., FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1891. mod ; fleations the bill to incorporate the ' Pacific Cable Company. The principal change made was to reduce from $200,000 to $150,000 the sum to be paid to the company annually for fifteen years by the ! United States government after the cable j is completed and open for business. ALONG THE COAST. The official census report gives Oregon a population of 313,707. Vancouver, B. C., is alarmed over the arrival there of a gang of burglars. The dancing among the Umatillas on the Umatilla river has been stopped. A quicksilver mine is reported to have been found near Colton, San Bernardino comity, Cal. At.bili appropriating $1,250,000 for a\ postoflice site in San Francisco was pre sented to the Senate and passed without opposition. Owing to the high prices brought at the recent sale of school lands at Colfax, Wash., the Union Pacific has withdrawn all of its lands in Whitman county from the market in order to relist them and advance the prices. A natural-gas well will be sunk near the Union stock yards at Salt hake, where gas has been found at a depth of 600 feet, the pressure being sufficient to throw mud and water I'OO feet in the air. During a recent trial in Los Angeles it was shown that the San Pedro Lumber Company has paid $417,000 in dividends in the past seven years, and there is now on hand $24(>, 00 undivided profits in ad dition to the original sum invested, which was $200,000. Methodist denomination has perfected arrangements for building a large uni versity near Portland. About 600 acres have been selected below the city. The ; building expected to cost $300,000. Dr. C. C. Stratton is President of the uni | versity. Work will begin in June. Edward Crosthwaite, a cattle raiser below San Diego, is now in a Mexican prison. A letter from him claims that |he was taken by Mexican officers while lon American soil, and he is cruelly treat' d. Some time ago a Mexican shot lat Crosthwaite, when the latter used a! gun as a club and gave the Mexican a terrible beating. For this he was ar ] rested by Mexican officials.. PERSONAL MENTION. Edgar Fawcett does not like the use of | dialect in literature. -' _.«-.. Robert j Burns made himself understood by it. B. F. Stearne of Lynchburg, Va., has in his possession a curiously carved vio , hi;, ;--'.l\ o©<«: been the property! jol Tholnas Jefferson. JudgePfeffer says that of the hundreds of congratulatory letters which he has j received since his election not one has come from the moneyed classes. Colonel Dorm Piatt lias just com pleted an arrangement whereby he re turns to the editorship of Belfora's Mag azine, which he left two years ago. President Diaz of Mexico, it is an nounced, will soon start for France, where he will remain for several months. One of the reasons assigned for his de parture is ill health. Vera Bassalitsch, the Nihilist, has been supporting herself in Switzerland by I translating. Her health is now failing, ' and her physician has ordered her to stop and proceed to a warmer climate. Inventor Edison is a vegetarian. Nov elist 11. Rider Haggard is a vegetarian. Prof. Swing is a vegetarian. Sir Isaac Newton was a vegetarian. All the Greek phili >s. iphers, seers and sages ate no flesh. Bishop Fugle of the United Brethren denomination of Km sas has been ex pelled from the ministry on a charge of 'indiscreet financiering." He sp> enisled lin real estate; but this was not. the I trouble —he also lost. Senator Eustis of Louisiana has the j reputation of being the laziest man in Congress. He is likewise the largest j man in the Senate. He is a fine orator, j however, and whenever he speaks the Senate is sure to listen. The devil is not so black as he is painted, and if Baron Hirsch is a speci men bad man, as has been limned in the papers, the world would be no worse if other millionaires would go to the bad also, and do as he has done. Society circles and social clubs at Vicksburg are discussing the rumor that J. S. Richardson, the great coCon planter and factor, is engaged to be married to Miss Winnie Davis, daughter of the President of the late Confederacy. F. Hopkinson Smith, the artist and author, is equally successful as a civil engineer. He has an office in down town New York at the top of a seven story build iiiir. and may usually be found there buried to his eyes in papers. Herr Buete, a Director of the Madge burg railroad, has been instructed by the German government to proceed to the United States in order to make a careful study of and to draw up a report upon the railroad systems of this country. The Prince of Wales has presented to [johu flare a silver snuff box for his re • rf irmance at Sandringbam. Such ; a : - DOt to be sneezed at, to be sure, ; but ordinary managers would be glad if j they could get big actors on equal terms. mi NATIONAL CAPITAL. Washington and Oregon joined hands in the i"lf ►< tto pass the Indian depreda tion bill. Uoth States are largely inter ested hi the measure, as well as nearly all the states where Indians have de stroyed the lives and property of the frontiers:, en. Senators Allen, Dolph and Mitchell joined in the dehate. The House wiil surely reject the Ha waiian cable scheme, and may go to the length of defeating the diplomatic and ; consular bill before it would accept the Senate amendment. A similar fate ap parently awaits the Nicaragua bill, if it ever gets through the Senate at this ses sion. The latter scheme is of greater Wenefit to the Pacific Coast. The fate of the copyright bill, with the amendments that have been tacked en in the Senate, is very much in doutd. Some of those people who are opposing it so violently in the House assert that they will resort to filibustering tactics in order to defeat the measure. It passed by such a narrow majority before that much of that kind of opposition will de feat it. Several Senators were amused and others indignant at the injustice done Senator Allen in the Seattle papers in scarcely connecting his name with the dry-dock location while according all thp credit to Senator Squire. Allen intro duced the amendment and secured a fa vorable report from the Naval Commit tee, and kept up a running debate for two days. Senator Squire aided with all his influence, but Allen made all the fight on the floor of the Senate, which won the battle. Representative Sweet of Idaho has presented one of the best arguments against free coinage that has come out of the West. He introduced a resolution reciting that many obligations were now, being paid in gold. It has been as-erted here that this practice in the West has given a new turn to the si!> t agitation, and the makers of these obi, 'ations ant themselves preparing to protest against] free coinage. It may be set down as a assumed fact that free coinage is d- *»! for this session. The supposed neei / any such legislation has disappeared. Mendonca, Brazilian Minister, wasj seen in regard to a cablegram from Bahif.f that the reciprocity arrangement withJ the United States has n*t been ratified! and was not likely to be. The Minister bad no information about the situation at Baiiin. and did not care to discuss it. He said his correspondence to his gov ernment on the subject of the treaty had been favorable, and there was nothing he could say now. It is evident, how I ever, no fears are entertained about thJ Brazilian treaty. President. Fonseca di<; not cable the Minister to close negotiay tions until it was known the treaty csul«H be carried out, and it goes into effect April I. CHIME AND CKIMINALS. Governor Markham of California hag signed a bill offering $2,500 reward for the o<* viction of the Napa murderers. A negro named Tom Robin was lynched j on general principles at Douglas, Te g He was a notorious character and guilty j of many crimes. A nV!h-i ( Ritte- oi/-he,. First " ijj Bank of jSvansville, Ind., has been ar rested and held in bonds for -trial o# a charge of misappropriating $78,000. "William Sheerin and Tony Levan, two gambjers, mortally wounded each other at Butte, Mont., in a gambling saloon the other day. There were seventy-live people in the room at the time, and hut one was wounded, C. J. Baer, although eleven shots were fired. THE OLD WORLD. London's new electric-light wires will be under ground. Chili has seven war vessels in course of construction in Europe. The balance sheet of the Melbourne International Exhibition shows a deficit of nearly £238,000. English journals intimate that it is " not desirable" that the United States should have a coaling station on th<* Sandwich Islands. Inquiries made at Rome show the Pope's letter to Cardinal Gibbons on the question of school education in the United States to be of a pacific nature. In view of the visit of Archduke Fer dinand to Russia the Austrian govern ment has prohibited the proposed deiiv cry at Vienna of a lecture on prison life in Siberia. Finland has been invaded by the Sal vation Army, with which the authorities do not know how to deal. At last accounts these peculiar people were beating their drums in Bjornsburg. King Humbert of Italy assures his good friends of Germany and Anstro- Hungary that the chance of his Ministry will have no injurious effect on the sta bility of the triple alliance. The Persian Consul-General at London L. Cloot, has been arrested on a charge of obtaining £1(50,000 by means of bogus companies. After a preliminary exami nation he was remanded for trial. Italy's funded and floating debt is now about' $2,450,000,000, with an annual in terest charge of $132,000,000. The in debtedness is increasing at the rate of £10,000,000 or $12,000,000 yearly. An attempt to burn the Admiralty buildings in St. Petersburg has just been, defeated. The buildings adjoin the Czar's winter palace, and it is supposed that the deed was the work of Nihilists. Advices from Suakim state that the Egyptian troops are making victorious nrogress towards the reofceupation of Tokar. The Dervishes retreated from Elteb without fighting, and fled in the direction of Tokar. The latest addition to the Italian navy, the Francesca Morosini, a twin-screw battle ship of 11,000 tons and 16>£ knots, crries four JOS-ton Armstrong guns mounted in pairs on barbettes, besides other smaller arms. The clergy of the Established Church of England not having been very suc cessful of late in collecting tithes, a stock company has been formed to take this duty off clerical hands and go into busi ness as an investment. PORTLAND MARKET. X our, millstuffs, oats and hsy are I liful, while the demand is fair Po tajpes are very plentiful, and some are n ,\v being shipped to £an Francisco. i >*ner vegetables are in fair supply. Or. --v -is have advanced. Fruits are iii good sspply. Poultry is in fair, supply. Re • ipts of Oregon eggs are liljeral, wl ile : j.e demand is very good locally and from tili-ide points, which keep pricis steady. utter and cheese are still scarce. Ore- cheese has advanced. Hops and hides are weak and dull, while the de mand is slow. Wool is linn. In the merchandise markets dried fruits are in kjir supply, while other commodities are in good supply and demand. Meats are —*#.'!0-i supply. rvVu eat—Local trading is of fair pro portions at st« adv prices. Quo'e- Val ey, j1.2,)@1.27} a ; Walla Walla, $1.15® f.l7 1 .;. . Fi.oir—Quote: Standard,s3.Bo; Walla (\\ aila, if 3.70 per barrel. . Oats—Quote: 60@61e per bushel. Millstuffs — Quote: Bran, $20w 21 ; Shorts, *21@22; Ground Barley, $30® H2.50. Chop Feed, $25 per ton; Barley, $1.25®1.3u percental. . Hay—-Quote: $16@17 per ton. Vegetabies—Quote: Cabbage, $1.50 *g1.75 per cental; Cauliflower, $I@l 25 per dozen; Celery, 9Uc per dozen;'On-' ions 3@3 1 4 ' c per pound; Carrots, $1.00 per sack ; Beets, $1.50 per sack; Turnips, *1 per sack ; Potatoes, 75@80c per cental. Fruits—Quote.: Los Angeles Oranges, $2(5 2.25; Riverside, $2.75®3.00; Navels, $4.50 per box; Sicily Lemons,email@example.com per case; Pears, per pound; Apples, Uoc®sl.2s per box; Bananas, $3@4 per bunch. Nuts — Quote: California Walnuts hM#c; Hickory, B>£e; Brazils, 22c; Almonds, I(s® 17c; F'lberts, 13@14c; Pine Nuts, 17® 18c; Pecans, 17® 18c; Cocoanuts, 8c per pou^d. Butter—Quote: Oregon fancy cream ery, 40@42)a0; lancy djiiry, 37>:,c; fair to good. 27>0®30c; common. 20®25c; choice California, 37 l -o®39c per pound. Cheese—Quote: Oregon, 14® 15c; Cal ifornia, 15® 10c per pound. Kgg«—Quote: Orego?i, L ; sc per dozen. Poui/iRv — Quote.- (,'hickens. $5.00® 5.50; Pucks, >9"10; Geese, $9® 10 per dozen; Turkeys, 14(3)15c per pound. Hops—Quote: Nominally, 28c per pound. Wool—Quote: Willamette Valley, 16 @20e; Walla Walla, i4«_tl7eper pound. HiDEs —Quote: f Dry Hides, selected prime, h.!' less for culls; green, over 55 pounds, 4c; under 55 rounds, 3c; Sheep' Pelts, short woo!. 30 @Soc: nu diui>.i,(>o®Boc; 10ng,firstname.lastname@example.org ; h<arlingj, 10@20e; Tallow, good to hoice, per pound. i~- - iW«r«h»n«lis« Market Coal On— Quote: $2.20 ocr cas<-. Rick —Quote: |email@example.com per cental. Pickles —Quote: $1.50 ih; $1.3,13. Cranberries —Quote: Cape Cod, $11 per barrel. Salt—Quote: Liverpool, $17, $18, $19 stock, $11® 12 per ion in carload lots. Coffee —Quote: Costa Rica, i2%G; Rio, 25 l . 2 c; Arbuckle's, roasted, 2u££< per pound. Beans —The'market is firm. Quote: Small Whites, 3 J 4 c; Pink, 3c; Bayos. 4? 4 c; Butter, 3> 2 c; Limas, 4 ! £c per pound. Sugars—Quote: GoldenC,4?4c; extra C, sc; dry granulated, O.'jjc; cur* crushed and powdered, O?gC per pound. Dried Fruits—The market is tirm. Quote: Italian Prunes, 12hjc; Pe tite and German Prunes, 10c per pound . Raisins, $2.50 per box: Plummer-dried Pears, 10® lie; sun-dried and facton Plums, ll(«12c: evaporateO Peaches. 18C« 20c; Smyrna Figs, 20c; California Figs, 9c per pound. Canned Goons —Market steady. Quote: Table truits, $2.00, 2' 2 s; Peaches, $2.50 Bartlett Pears, $2.25: Plums, $1.66 Strawberries, $2.50; Cherries, $2® 2.50 Black lerries, $2; Raspberries, $2.56 Pineapples, $2.75; Apricots, $2 00. Pit fruit: Assorted,*l.so per dozen; Peaches $1.50; Plums, $1.25; Black terries, $1.6E per dozen. Vegetables: Corn, $1.2.' @ 1.50. according to quality; Tomatoes $firstname.lastname@example.org; Sugar Peas, $I.lo® 1.60: String Beans, $I.loperdozen. Fish : Sal mon. $email@example.com; sardines, 800m51.60. lobsters, $2(tt'3; oysters, per dozen Condensed milk : Eagle brand, $8.25; Crown, $7; Highland, $6.75: Champion. $6 per case. Honey — Qtiote: One-pound frames. 17c. Nails —Base quotations: Iron, $3.00, Steei, $3.10; Wire, $3.9) per keg. Shot —Quote: $1.75 per sack. The Meat Market. The market is steady. Beef—Live, 3J4(d4c; dressed, 7c Muttcn—Live, 4 dressed, Be. Hogs—Live, 4> 2 ®4?4c; dressed, 6c. Veal—s@Bc per pound. SMOKED MEATS AND LARD. Quote: Hams, 10/; Breakfast «* ■'■ 9@llc; Sides, 9® 10c; Lard. 0? 4 pound. Emperor William'threatens to prose cute Bismarck for his attacks on the Government through his recognized or- San the Nachrichlen. The friends of the Prince say he is prepared for any prose cution that may be instituted. In 1883 there were only 23,000 Jews in Palestine; in 1841 only 8 000. Sow there are nearly 70.000 according to Bishop Blytbe of" Jerusalem. The number is increasing faster than ever, multitudes of oppressed Russian Jews going there. Admiral Verkowsky, recently assault ed by strikers in the Admiralty ship building dock yards on account of al leged tyranny, was transferred to Vladi vostock by the Grand Duke, who ordered that the demands of the strikers be sat isfied. . The Hamburg-American Steam Packet Company announces that it will not con vey any Germans to Brazil. It is under stood the company's action is due to the complaints of harsh treatment made by German emigrants who have gone to Brazil. tioud Advice. Gen. Charles James Napier, while governor of Scinde, wrote to an en sign, advising him by study to prepare himself for the higher ranks of his pro fession, so that when promotion came he would he ready to discharge the duties of the new position. The gen eral's words should be inwardly di gested by all young men. He wrote: "By reading professional books you wiil discover what is faulty in your corps, if faults there are; you will then learn how things ought to be, and will by daily observation see how they are. Thus jou can form comparisons which will in time teach you your profession. "Keep up all knowledge that you have acquired and gain as much more as you can. By reading you will be distinguished; without it abilities are of little use. A man may talk and write, but he cannot learn his profession with out constant study to prepare, espe cially for the higher ranks, because there he wants the knowledge and ex perience of others improved by his own. "But when in a post of responsibili£> he has no time to read, and if he comes to such a post with an empty skull it is then too late to fill it and he makes no figure. Thus many people fail to distinguish themselves, and say they are unfortunate, which is untrue; their own previous idleness has unfitted them to profit from fortune. "The smith who has to look for his hammer when the iron is red strikes too late; the hammer should be up lifted to fall bke a thunderbolt while the white heat is ha the metal. Thus will the forging prosper."—Youth's Companion. Hints from Brown-Seqnard. Dr. Brown-Sequard, in one of his lectures, with reference to a check on sneezing, coughing, etc., says: "Cough ing can be stopped by pressing on the nerves on the lip in the neighborhood of the nose. Sneezing may be stopped by the same mechanism. Pressing in the neighborhood of ear, right in front of the ear, may stop coughing. It is so also of hiccoughing, but much less so than for sneezing or coughing. Pressing very hard on the top of the mouth inside is also a means of stop ping coughing, and many say that the will has immense power. "There are many other affections as sociated with breathing which can be stopped" 15f Hie same mechanism that stops the heart's action. In spasm of the glottis, which is a terrible thing in children, and also in whooping cough, it is possible to afford relief by throw ing cold water on the feet, or by tick ling the soles of the feet, which pro duces laughter, and at the same time goes to the matter that is producing the spasm, and arrests it almost at once. I would not say that we can always prevent cough by our will; but in many instances these things are possi ble, and if you remember that in bron chitis and pneumonia, or any acute affection of the lungs, hacking or coughing greatly increases the trouble at times, you can easily see how im portant it is for the patient to try to avoid coughing as best he can." A New Gas Meter. A new gas meter is being made in considerable numbers in Manchester, England. By its aid a pennyworth of gas can be obtained by the consumer. The penny is dropped into a slot and pushed home by a piston or pusher, after which it drops into a locked drawer or receptacle. While the penny i& being pushed through it releases a star wheel which is operated by fingers or pawls fixed upon the drum. At the same time a conical valve by which the admission of gas is controlled is raised to a certain height. The revolution of the drum moves this valve down at a speed proportionate to that ol the passing gas, and by the time the quan tity which can be sold for a penny is delivered the valve closes, shutting off the supply. i As soon as the gas is supplied the me -1 ter drum is again locked by the deten tion of the star wheel. If while a pen nyworth of gas is being consumed the pusher is raised to repeat the action without a coin no additional supply can be got, and the introduction of another penny insures the valve being opened as much further as is necessary to supply that valve of gas, although the remainder of the first portion re mains to be delivered. The mechanism is well designed to prevent any fraudu lent use being made of it, and is very simple and easily adapted to various re nnirements —New Orleans Picasana. Largest Known Flower. The largest known flower is the raffiesia, an extraordinary parasite of the forest trees of Sumatra, which measures three feet in diameter, weighs fifteen pounds and has a calyx holding six quarts. The odor is that of tainted meat. The plant consists only of the flower, growing directly on the stem of its host.— Arkansaw Traveler. An English Invention. An Englishman has invented a brake by which any person in a compartment car can turn a lever and stop the train. S the same time a white disk will appear outside of the compartment to nctrfy the conductor in which carnage the Drake has been used.—Boston Budget. PEICE, 5 CENTS. NIAGARA'S RIVAL WONDROUSLY BEAUTIFUL SHOSHONE AND SALMON FALLS. A River Running in a Channel Which Looks Like the Grave of a Volcano Robbed of Its Dead —An Entrancing Scene Poetically Tainted. The lava beds of Idaho are a marked feature of that territory. Starting near the eastern boundary they extend south- I westerly for a long distance, and are from abeut 300 to 900 feet in depth. This mass j was once a river of molten tire, the ( making of which must have succeded a convulsion of. nature more terrible than any ever witnessed by mortals, and long years must have passed before the awful fiery mass was cooled. To the east of the Bource of this lava flow the Snake river bursts out of the hills, becoming almost at once a sovereign river, ana flowing at first southwesterly and then bending westerly, cuts through the lava fields nearly in the center of the terri tory, reckoned from east to west, and about forty miles north of its southern border, and flowing thence with great curves merges finally with the Columbia, The two rivers comhined make one of the chief waterways of the continent, and here and there taking on pictures of great beauty. On the Snake there are several falls. The American few miles west of Pocatello, are bea'.iful. Some 6ixty miles below are the Twin falls, where the river, divided into two nearly equal parts, falls 180 feet They are grand. Three miles further on, and nearly due south, and twenty-six miles away from the town of Shoshone, on the Oregon Short Line railroad, are the Sho shone falls, and a few miles further on the Salmon faUs. THE BRIDAL VEIL AND TRAIN. I Never anywhere else was there such a I scene; never anywhere else was so beauti ful a picture hung in so rude a frame; [ never anywhere else on a background so forbidding and weird were so many glories clustered. Around and beyond there is nothing but the desert, sere, silent, lifeless; as though desolation had builded there everlasting thrones to Sor row and Despair. Away back in remote ages, over the withered breast of the desert, a river of fire 100 miles wide and 400 miles long was turned. As the fiery mass cooled, its red waves became transfixed and turned black, giving to the" double desert an indescribably blasted and for bidding face. But while this river of fire was in flow a river of water was fighting its way across it, or has since made the war and forged out for itself a channel through the massy This chan nel looks like the grave of a volcano that has been robbed of its dead. d But right between its crumbling and repellant walh a transfiguration appears. And such a picture! A river, as lordly as the Hudson or the Ohio, springing from the distant, snow crested Tetons, with waters transparent as glass, but green as emerald, with majestic flow and ever increasing volume, sweeps on until it reaches the point where the grand display begins. Suddenly, in different places in the river bed, jagged, rocky reefs are up raised, dividing the current into four rivers, and these, in a mighty plunge of eighty feet downward, dash on their way. Of course the waters are churned into foam and roll over the precipice white as are the garments of the morn ing when no cloud obscures the sun. I The loveliest of these falls is called "The ' Bridal Veil," because it is made of the lace which is woven with a warp of fall ing waters and a woof of sunlight. Above this and near the right bank is a long trail of foam, and this is called "The Bridal Train." The other channels are not so fair as the one called "The i Bridal Veil," but they are more fierce and wild and carry in their furious sweep more power. WREATHED IN A RAES*BOW HALO. One Of the reefs which divides the river in mid-channel runs up to a peak, and on this a family of eagles have through the years, may be through the centuries, made their home and reared their young, and on the verge of the abyss and amid the full echoes of the re sounding roar of the falls. Surely the eagle is a fitting symbol of perfect fear lessness and of that exultation which comes with battle clamors. But these first falls are but a begin ning. The greater splendor succeeds. With swifter flow the startled waters dash on and within a few feet take their second plunge in a solid crescent, over a sheer precipice, 210 feet to the abyss be low. On the brink there is a rolling crest of white, dotted here and there in sharp contrast, with mhlning eddies of green, as might a necklace of emerald shimmer on a throat of snow, and then the leap and faiL Here more than foam is made. Here the waters are shivered into fleecy spray, whiter and finer than any miracle that ever fell from an India loom, while from the depths below an everlasting vapor rises—the incense of the waters to the waters' God. Finally, through the long unclouded days, the sun sends down his beams and, to give the startling scene its crowning splen dor, wreaths the terror and the glory in a rainbow halo. On either sul len bank the extremities of its arc are anchored, and there in its many colored robes of light it lies outstretched above the abyss like wreaths of flowers above a sepulcher. Up through the glory and the terror an everlasting roar ascends, deep toned as the voice of fate, a diapa son like that the rolling ocean chants when his eager surges come rushing in to greet and fiercely woo an irresponsive promontory.—Salt Lake Tribune. Two Ancient Tombs. Two mounds of the prehistoric period have been discovered on the isthmus of Corinth by P. Kastromenos, who thinks that they are the tombs of Sisyphnsand Neleus, mentioned by the traveler Pau ganias when describing the country sub jectto the rule of that placa-Boston Transcript. ;