The limes Daily Short Story.
The Indian heroines of fiction are In
variably Lwiutiful, though how a girl
Villi high chwk rurs. etri:ht, coarse
hidr and Indian features enn be beau
tiful Is puzzling. The heroine of this
story was not only a fuil blooded
fiijuaw, but her dress was so unbecom
ing that had she had cny beauty It
would have been killed by the cos
tume. Her shoes were a man's cast off
India rubbers; her f-kirt was the short
flannel underskirt of a white woman;
her blouse was a man's skirt.
This costmae was appropriate to a
Winers' camp in which Juaiiita, or
Wauny, ns she was familiarly called
a name given her by the miners be
cause they couldn't pronounce her real
name spent most of her time. Pho
took no pride In dress because she bad
no one to dress for. While miners are
proverbially respectful to women of re
finement, they treated this aborigine
pretty much as they treated each oth
er. Indeed she was made the scape
goat for everything. If anything was
lost Wanny had stolen It; If anything
went wrong YVanny was to blame. It
was "Wanny, get me this," or "Wanny,
get away from here." She was the fag
of the enmp and at the same time was
always in the way.
One of tho men, and one alone, real
ized the state of affairs and one day
suggested to another who sent Wanny
a mile for some tobacco without giving
her a cent that she should be paid for
her work. Wanny stood by and heard
the suggestion, the reply, the hot
"words that followed, and saw Jim
Burns, her defender, puuch the head of
Tom Archer, his antagonist. The bat
tle may have been drawn. Such bat
tles usually are, though the heroes of
stories who defend luckless maidens
always come out victorious. There was
one result of the fracas, however,
which was permanent It was under
stood that thereafter when a man or
dered Wanny to do anything for hlra
he must pay her for doing It.
Wnnny from this time received fees
varying from a nickel to a quarter. At
lier first appearance In the minors'
camp after Jim Burns' Intervention
she wore a real, calico dress and her
hair was braided and tied with a yel
low ribbon that had held together a
bundla of cigars. No one suspected the
cause of the tidiness but Jim Burns,
and he would not have suspected It had
he not noticed a peculiar expression In
the girl's eyes the very next time she
looked at him. Jim considered It an ex
pression of gratitude. It was more
than this. The wild creature's heart
Lad been touched with love. .
Jim Burns paid no more attention to
Wanny than before. That he had freed
her from oppression was no reason why
he should bo called upon to change
Lis bearing toward her. lie had no use
for a little squaw whom Lis associates
FLOODS AND IRRIGATION.
Vina to I'rerfnt the Former and Aid
The floods that have been devastat
ing lartr-? sections of the west and
southwest have engaged the attention
of government otikials at Washington
who arc in charge of the reclamation
policy authorized by the recent Irriga
tion law passed by congress, says the
New York Times. It is likely that the
scope of the irrigation policy of the
government will include the purpose to
prevent if possible the recurrence of
Moods in the Missouri and Mississippi
valleys. Storage reservoirs not only at
the head waters of the large streams,
but lower down, where extensive anas
of rain drainage continually swell the
flood of water volume in ,the rivers,
have been suggested as a means that
would be effective.
"A feature of this flood storage,"
said Guy ' Mitchell, secretary of the
National Irrigation association, recent
ly, "which would undoubtedly accom
plish the desired ivMi!t may be termed
'secondary storage.' The storage prop
osition applied to the Missouri and its
great tributaries involves the question
of the irrigation of the vast arid do
main through which these rivers flow.
Reservoirs, it is estimated, would re
claim as much as ".1.0it ,0o) acres of
present desert land. Tho principal sea
son of growing crops for this area
would be April, May. June, July and
August, and the reason, the lands are
not irrigated at present is that, while
there is plenty of water in the iirsi
three months, during July find Auanst.
when wafer is absolutely necessary to
mature the crops, these streams an?
mere threads By means of canals and
ditches almost incalculable quantities
of the flood waters coming down dur
ing April, May and June, which can
not be stored in the reservoirs, would
be taken out of the rivers and spread
on this laud, which would take it up
like a sponge.
"Under such u system of irrigation
S N T"" vnw
treated very much as they would treat
their horse or their do. Wanny made
no effort to secure hN noliee, going
about apparently as Indifferent to his
attentions as before. Jim was rather
pleased at this. He took no credit to
himself for the girl's defense and was
the last man to stand what he called
palaver on the part of one for whom
he would do a favor. When, therefore,
he saw that Wanny refrained from
any mark"d expression of gratitude
which would have been likely to draw
down upon him the gibes of h' associ
ates be gave hcrcredit for a lot of sense.
Then Jim, who was inclined to take
It upon himself to regulate any infrac
tion cf camp etiquette, discipline, law
and tho like, thought proper one day to
turn out of camp a good for nothing
drunken Indian.one of the tribe to
which Wanny belonged, who had their
tepees a utile down the stream. The
man had been banging about, and sun
dry articles had been missed. Jim
therefore invited him to leave and en
forced his invitation with a kick.
Jim had a claim lying between the
miners' and the Indians' camp and
was accustomed to ride there nearly
every day. One morning Wanny came
to Lhtti and said:
"Xo go down river today."
"Why, not, Wanny V
"Who's goiSg to do the job?" '
Wrnny gave hkn the name of the
Indian whom Jim had given the "grand
bounce." Jim thanked her for the in
formation, but Wanny saw by his man
ner that he would pay no attention to
it. She disappeared and was not seen
around the camp again that day.
About sunset Jim, previous to riding
to bis claim, remembering Wanny's
warning, went to the wall where his
rifle hung to get it, but it was not
there. Thinking some one had borrow
ed it and not caring to give up his trip
because lie hadn't it, he mounted and
rodo down the river. Suddenly in the
road before him he board a shot, fol
lowed by another from a thicket Iiid
ng on, he was horror stricken at see
ing Wauny lying on her face in the
road across a rltfe. Dashing to her, be
threw himself from his horse and
raised her tenderly. Life was flutter
ing, but her soul looked out through
her eyes as clearly as it had ever leak
ed. In Jim revenge struggled with tho
gentler feelings, and he hastened to
ask. before it would le too late who
had done the deed. There was no an
swer. The eye was clear, but the lips
had lost the power to move. Then the
eye lost Its intelligence and became
It was not a minute from the time
Jim saw her till, seizing the rifle (his
own), be was dashing into the thicket
from which it was evident the shot
had come. lie heard a crashing In the
bushes and saw the Indian who had
threatened him running for his life.
Jim caught him, took bim to camp,
and before the sun had set the Indian
was swinging from the limb of a tree.
F. A. MITCIIEL.
the o fleet would lie the same as though
it had b"cn possible the other week to
spread out the great flood of the Mis
souri, the Arkansas and the 1'Iatte and
irrigate millions of acres of farming
land in Wyoming. Colorado, Kansas,
Nebraska, and the Pakotas, thus reduc
ing the flow of tl lower reaches of the
Missouri to below the danger point.
"The combined volume of the water
impounded in storage reservoirs at the
head waters of these great rivers and
their tributaries and that contained in
a network of hundreds of miles of irri
gation canals and ditches, coupled with
that absorbed by millions of acres of
arid land, would have gone a long way
toward preventing what will be known
ns the great flood of l'.iO'd."
Inilj- HalnrTO' "Flume" Fd.
Englishwomen of fashion are appar
ently devoted to n new shade, says the
New York Tress. It is an uncom
promising orange, a most trying tint,
and one that women have been using
only sparingly in the last fifty years.
Two Englishwomen, Lady Bakarres
and Mrs. Charles Ewurt, have been
wearing gowns laden down with this
bright hue. Lady Balearres had a
long court train at one of the drawing
rooms made of orange velvet flounced
with cream colored lace. Mrs. Ewart
dutifully followed suit, and her brown
chiffon frock was brightened with a
full sash of orange crape. Even this
fashionable favor will not avail burnt
orantre, or "flame," as it is called by
the French. The most delicate skin
looks yellow beside orange and the
most brilliant complexion is pale.
Nevertheless fashionable milliners
along Piccadilly have taken up the
"flame" fad. and one- woman has the
daring to show a gown of unrelieved
tirnnt "nni" - , j
San Diego. Cab. June 20. The Union ;
announces that U. S. Grant is a candi- j
date for the Hepublicau nomination for,
the vice presidency next year. j
CITIZEN" Tc.TiS BATH
Incidents of His Removal From
MUCH EXCITEMENT IN ETAKFOED
Connecticut C'ity'n Council Met In
Kxtraordinnrj- Seioti I'olicc Pre
pared For Kiot 1 "a inoin Clin raf
ter, IiidlKiinnt nt 1Mb Trentment
For Smallpox, IJcuiandw $50,000
From Stamford and Telia III Doc
tor He la Doomed to Die,
George Francis Train, about whose
gaunt form clung sheets redolent of the
things which chemists sell ns -sovereign
remedies for smallpox, left the
post house, three miles from Stamford,
Conn., recently and returned to his
daughter's home in Third street, says
the New York Herald, lie was clad
mostly in hydropathic force, for he had
refused all raiment of the conventional
kind, and his feet were innocent of
socks and shoes. The return of tho
philosopher was not accomplished
without a cataclysm in otlicialdotn, a
special meeting of the council, a hurry
call to the police to repel with drawn
revolvers the march of contagion, the
defiance of the smallpox camp and
threats of six lawsuits.
Stamford is ?2,XK) poorer for the
visit of the "Citizen," and he says he
will sue the city for $."iO,000 damages
for his being detained against his will.
Ills physician and three attendants
will present claims for extra services,
and then it is likely that Stamford will
demand that New York make amends
for the trouble which came there with
the apostle of psychic force.
It seemed the other day as If all
Stamford's citizens were puppets of
psychic force, for from morning until
night tho city was in an uproar. The
report that the "Citizen" was about to
leave his camp spread through the
quiet streets. The common council,
scenting danger, assembled at 11
o'clock in the morning In extraordinary
session. An expense of $1,WH) had
been incurred, and there was no way
to pay it except to draw from the
funds set aside for the maintenance f
the pumping station. Then was asked
why the patient was taken from the
house where he was being cared for by
relatives to be attended at an expense
of more than fro a day. On the heels
of this inquiry there camo a demand
over the telephone from the physician
and the attendants for twelve days'
pay after the patient should have
shaken the dust of the camp from 'his
It has been the custom to pay quar
antine time to the physician and at
tendants who serve at the isolation
hospital. Although this delightful pe
riod of inactivity carries uo responsi
bility and care except to wonder
whether they are really going to get
the smallpox themselves, the public
servants have not always spent the
periods in strict seclusion. Coney Is
land has been regarded as a good place
for retrospection and the New York
theaters and roof gardens always have
been highly regarded as resting places
during the time required for cultiva
tion of germs.
Ir. C. II. Borden and his associates
In the camp therefore put in their bills
for thirty-seven days instead of twenty-live.
The council consented to limit
tho usefulness of the pumping station
twenty-five days and uo more, and then
the insurrection broke forth in the dis
tant camp. Alarming bulletins came
every few minutes from Dr. Borden.
The council informed him that no pay
for quarantine time would be given un
less he and the attendants actually re
mained in the pesthouse or in some
quarantine station. The doctor said
he would not stay another day himself
and the.t he had ordered the employees
to remain and that they had refused to
do so. He reported a few minutes
later that all had decided to omit the
process of final disinfection and to in
vade the council chamber to demand
their quarantine pay.
"Tell the police!" cried the council
men. Chief Bowman was notified to send
policemen with drawn revolvers to pre
vent the incursion.
"If they come into this council cham
ber," exclaimed an excited official, tak
ing an empty revolver from a desk and
mapping it ominously into the mouth
piece of the telephone. "I'll blow out
the brains click of every last click
one of them. Do you hear that, Ir.
"Give me the telephone," said Mayor
Leeds. "I wish to say to you, Dr. Bor
d.'ti, that if you permit such a thing
you will take upon yourself a large
measure of responsibility."
The mayor handed the Instrument to
Graham Holly, the city clerk.
"Oh, say, now, doctor, that Is pretty
strong language for a Christian," said
the clerk. "No, I won't give the mayor
any such message. I'm no telephone.
You've got to say that to his face."
Again the instrument slid across the
"He says that they will disinfect
themselves if they leave," suid the
Th.' c;i.m!l breiub-d more freely.
Such were the niiuhty affairs of state
which involved Stamford whic "Citi
zen" Train gave reluctant consent to
take a bichloride bath in the open air.
His determination had been reached
on account of the diplomacy of Miss
Margaret B. Elston, a nurse, for he and
Dr. Borden had not been friendly.
"When I first met you," said the "Cit
izen" to the physician, "I thought you
were a man who appreciated the possi
bilities of science. I do not dislike you,
Borden, but I. wish to inform you that
when I fold my hands across my
breast psychic force is exerted in such
a manner that even I cuntiot restrain
it. The person against whom it is ex
erted has not long to live. I am looking
fct you, and you will also observe the
position of my hands. Henceforth I
shall not speak to you, and I shall not
eat. I shall also refrain 1'rcm wearing
"Citizen" Train disapproved of the
medical man, -principally because Dr.
Borden had ordered certain papers nnd
correspondence to be burned, Including
an account of tho distinguished pa
tient's impressions of life in a pest
house, which lie planned to publish.
Considerably mollified, however, by
the news that he might soon leave the
camp, Mr. Train permitted himself to
be conducted into the open at 3 o'clock
in the afternoon. Around the old farm
house called.au Isolation hospital the
wind blew in chilly gusts. Foremost
of all in the procession was "Citizen"
Train. He was escorteTl by George
Morrell, and near by was Mamie Gib
lin, the cook. The trio comprised the
alumni association of the isolation hos
pital. Dr. Borden conducted the ar
rangements for the bath. After the
ablutions "Citizen" Train resumed the
thread of bis discourse. Wrapped in
blankets and sheets, for he still scorned
clothes, he was taken in a cab to the
home from which he had been re
moved. "As a matter of fact," said the "Citizen"-
confidentially when I saw him a
few minutes later, "I did not have
smallpox. I carried with me a small
electric battery, by means of which,
through a hydropathic agency with
which I am familiar, I gave the physi
cians the impression that I suffered
from the malady. I have been out
rageously treated, and I have notified
my attorney, Clark Bell, to bring suit
against the city of Stamford for 530,
000 for desolating my daughter's home
by taking me. away from it without
authority. I am also much displeased
to learn that my watch has been
soaked in an antiseptic solution and
thereby ruined, t say nothing of the
burning of a five dollar bill and a man
uscript work of great value."
PREACHES IN HIS SLEEP.
PnMor Illen From Cot at Church
Time nnd Enters I'ulplt Asleep.
Itev. John Cauffman of Brown coun
ty, Ind., is preaching every night to
hundreds of persons, and his sermons
possess the novel feature of being de
livered while the minister is sound
asleep, says an Indianapolis special dis
patch to the rhiladclphia I'ress.
Mr. Cauu'man goes to the church
each afternoon at 4 o'clock, lies diwn
on a cot and is scxhi fast asleep. At 7
o'clock, when the church is tilled with
people, he rises, still asleep, and enters
the pulpit, where he delivers a sermon
expounding the Scriptures to the edifi
cation and wonder of his hearers, often
continuing his discourse for two and a
half and even three hours.
He uses both English and German in
his preaching. Often when delivering
his sermon lie wishes water to quench
ids thirst, and by outstretching his
arms he makes known Ids wants.
Comptroller Grout Finds First One
I'sed l New Vork City.
Comptroller . Edward M. Grout of
New York has discovered among a pile
of debris In the basement of the Stew
art building the first cashbook and
ledger used by the city of New York,
which has Just been celebrating the
two hundred and fiftieth anniversary
of its birth, says the New Y'ork World.
The system of bookkeeping made one
book do for both the ledger and the,
daybook, and some of the entries are,
so odd that the comptroller may make
a special report to the Historical so
ciety on his find. The ledger is marked:
"City Ledger No. 1, 1001 to 1700
These entries are found among oth
ers: "To cash for ye cage and ducking
stool, 20 5s. and Od."
"Aug. 10, to cash paid bellman for
whipping negro, Ss."
"Sept. 2,1, KSH), to cash payed two
and a half potts good beer, 10s."
"Oct. 10, cash paid to Dr. Yesey for
a sermon, and los."
Ammon River Islands.
The Amazon river is navigable for a
distance equal to that from Lisbon to
Moscow. There are islands in it ns big
as the Gorman states of Baden and
SIRES AND SONS.
Christopher Stlmls, who has Just
3ied in Newark, N. J., helped to build
the yacht America, the first cup boat.
Little Lord Knebworth, born in May
in England, is a great grandson of Bul
wer Lytton, who was born in May,
1S03, 100 years ago.
W. K. Yanderbiit has definitely de
cided to take an active part in Ameri
can racing, and he is planning a stablo
of splendid proportions for 1004.
At the age of eighty-six and after
twenty-seven years of service Robert
51. Olyphant has retired from the pres
idency of the Delaware and Hudson
General Edward F. Jones, known as
"Jones of Binghamton, N. Y," lieuten
ant governor of his state under Gov
ernor Hill, celebrated his seventy-fifth
birthday on June 3.
John P. Hand, the new chief justice
of the supreme court in Illinois, is an
Illinois product throughout, having
been born and educated in the state.
He is fifty-four years old.
Associate Justice Alexander B. Ilag
ncr, who has Just retired from the su
preme court of the District of Colum
bia after a service of twenty-five
years, received on his retirement a tall
vase from the members of the bar.
II. I Patterson of Aurora, Ind., a
veteran of the civil war, while on a
visit to Gettysburg recently discover
ed a large bowlder behind which he
sought shelter during the battle and
purchased It and had it shipped to his
western home to mark LU grave after
Major Lutlr B. Hare, Twelfth cav
alry, who, with Major Ilowze, led the
troops that chased Aguinaldo Into the
mountains of northern Luzon and suc
ceeded in rescuing Lieutenant Gillmora
and party, has been ordered before a
retiring board at San Antonio, Tex., to
be examined for retirement
Friends of Milton J. Flood, the young
naturalist, no longer doubt the report
N. F. FRAZIER, President. W. H. ERONSON, Sec. and Treas.
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