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A. P. SHKWMAN, Publisher. MISA CITY. ARIZONA Bat the horseless age must be pre ceded by the asphalt age. Gasoline being noisy and odoriferous, automobiles will be run by a trust Assuming the Holland submarine boat is a success, unlike some other lighters, all Its accomplishments won’t be on the surface. A pair of boots worn by Napoleon at hla coronation sold at auction recently for $6, which doubtless was more than they were really worth. Since women are charged with being fond of change in dress why is it the rainy day skirts are not more popular since they are not worn long? After all, football appears to be an incentive to education. After a man has been so badly crippled that he can’t walk he has nothing to do but study. Pause a moment and reflect upon the possible effect if the 208 women law yers of the United States should meet to hold a conference upon the state of tiie country. A grand opera singer went crazy the * other day. She was probably trying to figure out why people who know nothing about music keep on paying $5 a seat to bear grand opera. Mrs. Jenness Miller told a Brookline audience that public kitchens would do mnch to prevent crime. More skillful work In private kitchens would help the cause of morality as well. A New York paper gives an account of a man who has discovered that he ean see sounds. If he can bear smiles he will wonder at the amount of mirth he has provided by his discovery. Since we learned that the Belgian name for automobile is snelpaardeloos soonderspoorw egpet roolrit j ulg we can understand that conservative people would feel that they must be kept out of the country at any cost One by one our favorite stories go glimmering with William Tell’s apple and George Washington’s hatchet. In a current magazine article John Morley explodes the story that Oliver Cromwell was dissipated in youth and that he tried to emigrate to America. The worst thing about this hero wor ship is that it gives the young men and the children the wrong idea of life, its objects and hopes. The best life is the life of labor, of production. Worship of war heroes teaches the young that the ideal life is one of alternate blood and klieness, of tax-eating and brass but tons, of might against right Things must be very bad in Spain, if we are to believe the Havana report which says that the government of that country is aiding the best of its citizens to emigrate to Cuba, because they can get no work at home. If that is true, the country is committing suicide. It Is giving up the struggle for existence, and must soon become moribund and pass out of existence as a political entity. A recent writer advises those who wish to know something of Niagara Falls to go soon, because in addition to the water already abstracted for power more and more is being taken “with a wise caution so as not to*strain the pa tience of grandeur lovers to the break ing point.” Water to produce 100,000 horse-power is about to be withdrawn by a Canadian company and the time Is within computable distance when all that remains to be seen will be a dry wall over which the river once poured. An old resident of New York recalls the time when he saw on* adjoining buildings In Burling Slip these three signs: “Daniel F. Tlemann, Paints and Oils;” “Peter Cooper, Glue;” “Cyrus W. Field, Rags.” Tiemann became Mayor of the city; Cooper founded Cooper In stitute; Field organized the Atlantic Telegraph Company. Three more wit nesses to three trite truths: It is worth while to have a business, whatever it may be; it pays to mind one’s business; and the man who keeps stepping gets somewhere. It is the swagger thing now for mill ionaires to copyright the plans when they build a new residence. W. K. Vanderbilt has done this with the home he Is building at Oakdale, L. 1., to re place that which was burned last spring, and the architects are sworn to secrecy. There does not appear to be any particular reason for this except the growing desire of American wealthy men to increase their exclu siveness. Then there is something dra matic in revealing the wonder of mod ern science and luxury in house build ing at one burst at the house warning. That is understood to be at least one consideration and it is perhaps a valid Very few college professors receive more than $5,000 a year, and in order to fit themselves for their positions they must undergo a long series of years in training. The average min isterial salary is about SBOO, and the minister who keeps abreast of the times most do a great deal of bard work. The average school-teacher receives about S4O a month, and the school-teacher who keps abreast of his fellows must work hard. After studying'these figures and then studying the figures of the recent Jefferies-Sharkey fight one will be no longer surprised to note that mors boys take an interest in boxing lessons than they do in lessons pertain ing to mathematics, grammar, and phil osophy. Jeffries and Sharkey each spent about sixty days in active prep aration for the fight. Then they fought two hours, Jeffries receiving $33,423 for his efforts and Sharkey $11,141 for his efforts. At the present time the total assets of the standard life insurance com panies of this country, which is money and securities held in trust for, be longing to and in time to be all paid with added earnings to the policy hold ers, amounts in round figures to $1,500,- 000,000. The aggregate assets on Jan. 1, 1898, exclusive of the Industrial com panies, was $1,383,196,464 and the in crease since that time brings It close to the billion and a half mark Indicated. If It does not, the assets of the com panies doing an industrial business will be enough to carry the grand total be yond the amount in question. This re markable proof of what the human sav ings instinct and determination to pro vide for the family’s financial security can accomplish will perhaps best be realized by a single comparison: Mun hall, in his “Wealth of the World,” es timated the total value of all shipping in existence at the same sum, viz, sl,- 500,000. In other words, insurants in the American life organizations have now on hand in solid interest earning wealth enough to pay for every ship afloat upon the waters of the entire globe. The art of “meeting” new acquaint ances and doing it well is not an easy one. Fortunately the majority of in troductions are of a casual sort, wtih no significant consequences attached to the manner thereof. That is true generally of the tens of thousands oc casioned by festal events, as well as of the ordinary business Introduction, whose brusque and impersonal direct ness serves dispatch. Not so, however, of _tlie social presentation at dinner or in the drawing-room. Grave conse quences of ease or awkwardness, en gaging conversation or embarrassing silence, depend upon the manner in which two strangers there brought to gether take each other, and the delight of every one on sueh occasions is the vivacious person. Vivacity in the presence of new-made friends is not mere animal spirits. Their manifesta tion soon becomes meaningless and may be selfish. Neither is It the ability to “keep up the conversation,” which success may involve an interminable monologue and become a desperate bore. Nor is it the mobility of a pretty face, and least of all It Is a patronizing air or an unctuous manner—although it is aided as much by the first as trav estied by the last two. But the true vivacity is rather that alertness of mind and openness of heart which give readily and expect to receive. It prop erly has a moral as m ell as an intellec tual quality. It not only deigns to meet you, but it insists on the presumption that you are worth while and proceed? with expedition to worthy subjects. Iv is thus not merely a question of man ners, but of high-mindedness—which, we are told, explains all good manners. It leaves you not only with a recollec tion of having been fascinated, but also with a new sense of self-respect. Moreover, supremely useful as it is in social “affairs,” it is not less so In steady contact. The sprightly play of thought and feeling over the face and the discriminating remark are more welcome at any time and between old friends than the sluggish manner and the Impassive reserve. The charm of animation In its admired examples varies with persons. Attention aids it. There are some countenances which mount and subside, and give forth color, like waters under wind and light; and they do so because they are really and thoughtfully responsive to people and things about them. The capacity for this sensitiveness varies, but whatever it be, its quantum and fineness are never fixed beyond in crease. Social vivacity, therefore, so cheering, attractive, and stimulating, is quite as much a voluntary attitude toward people and things as a matter of positive utterance —which is another way of saying that we always care more for a person’s disposition than his words. It is one of the rewards of vivacity that it receives not only rec ognition but homage, and if it ever comes to demand these and pine in their absence—which we imagine it sometimes does—its doing so becomes only a distant approach to the less jus tifiable sulking into which so many fall when ignored or preceded. The genuinely vivacious spirit, however, will rarely lack either attention or re gard. Treed by Panthers. Mr. Rosswell, a creamery man of Portland, met with a rather thrilling adventure a day or two since while visiting a dairy farm down the Colum bia. While on his way to the farm, w hich is in the hills some distance back from the rivet, evening came on and two panthers came out of the woods seeking whom they might devour. Mr. Rosswell flew for a tree, up w r hich he ascended till the stars winked like arc lamps. He remained there and the panthers watched below till 3 o’clock in the morning, w r hen a native came over the bill on his way home from a dancing party, singing, “We Won’t Go Home Till Corning,” in a style which caused the panthers to take to their heels. Then Mr. Rosswell descended in a hurry and scared the daylight out of the wandering minstrel, who throught old Nick was after him. He ran in one direction and Mr. Rosswell in another v . and if any panthers ever find either of them in that neck of woods again they can eat them and welcome. —Oregonian. A doctor nearly always claims be Is so skillful that he doesp’t hurt a pa tient during a surgical operation. PACIFIC COfIST NEWS Important Imformation Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF OENERAL INTEREST A Summary of I,ate Eveuta That Are Boiled Down to Suit our Buiiy Readers There is some talk at Stockton of Closing the postoffice entirelybit’ Sun days. The City Trustees of Fresno have adopted a resolution instructing the City Marshal to open up the barri caded doors protecting the Chinese lot tery and fan-tan dens. The California Fruit Growers’ asso ciation of San Francisco purchased a block in that city on which it will com mence work In about a month on a large cannery, 200 by 300 feet, that will give employment to about 600 per sons during the fruit season. , Governor Gage has filed the follow ing patents for 16 and 36 sections: William E, Bailey, 160 acres in Los Angeles county; P. B. Prefamo, 21.70 acres in San Luis Obispo; Hiram M. Hamilton, 160 acres in Riverside coun ty; Henry L. Nelson, 320 acres, and Is idore Dreyfus, 80 acres in Santa Bar bara county; John B. Liben, 40 acres in Santa Barbara county. Grant of 150,- 000 acres—Henry Pierce, assignee of W. P. Johnson, 229.93 acres in the San ta Barbara county. The San Francisco Call says State Mineralogist A. S. Cooper believes that he has found the key to a chemical problem, the solution of which means more than the finding of several big oil fields. His discovery consists of a process by which a high percentage of illuminating oil, equal to the best, can be produced from California petroleum?. Mr. Cooper is not yet ready to give the details of his process, as applica tions for patents are pending and ex periments still going on. STRANDED FILIPINOS. Sixteen Members of the Troupe in Trouble at Seattle. SAN FRANCISCO lmmigration Commissioner North has received a telegram from Charles W. Snyder, im migrant inspector at Seattle, stating that sixteen members of the Filipino troupe landed in this city from the transport Leleenaw last July were stranded in that city and had become a public, charge. The nine members of the troupe at present in this city will be sent back to Manila on the transport Grant. - THE PRESIDENT WILL COME TO THE COAST. WASHINGTON—President McKinley expressed to Senator Perkins his inten tion of visiting San Francisco next fall at the time of the launching of the bat tleship Ohio, now building at the Union Iron Works. He.said he was greatly disappointed last summer, when pres sure of business prevented him from going further west than Omaha, for he had originally planned to visit the Pa cific coast. He had determined, however, to join the congressional party from Ohio that will journey westward to participate in the christening of the big battleship that will bear the name of the Presi dent’s state. CHEAP LIBERTY. Warden Wilkinson of Folsom Has an Unwelcome Guest. SAN FRANCISCO—About two years ago J. Buiglienno, an Italian, was con victed in the United States District Court of having counterfeiting tools in his possession and was sentenced by Judge De Haven to serve a term of two years in Folsom penitentiary and to pay a nominal fine of $2. On November 23 of this year Buigli enno’s sentence, or rather the time por tion of it, having expired, the prisoner was notified that he would be given his liberty upon the payment of the $2 fine. This Buiglienno refused to pay, and when Prison Warden Wilkinson requested him to take the pauper’s oath, the Italian absolutely declined to do so. He also objected to a proposi tion to deduct the fine from the $5 al lowed a prisoner on his release from the penitentiary, declining to accept less than that amount and refusing to leave the prison until it was paid. Warden Wilkinson is ip a. quandry what to do with his unwelcome guest. LAPP LOST HIS LEGS. But He Will Be Married Notwithstand- His Misfortune. PORTLAND, Or.—Lieutenant Chas. Lapp of the South Dakota volunteers, passed through this city on his way to Grangeville, Idaho, where awaits ms coming a fair and faithful girl who will become his bride in a few days. With all his scars and disfigurements she is loyal to her soldier lad. Lapp’s legs were riddled with bullets in the service in Luzon, and he will have to be married in bed. Perhaps it was this assurance that accounted for the radiance of his face as the lieutenant talked of getting among friends. He is from San Fran cisco, where he has been for nearly two months, slowly recovering from the effects of many wounds. Lieutenant is a hero of romance and the war. He had turned gold finder when the war brofce out and was pros pecting in Idaho, when he met the Portland girl, who is to become his wife. Learning that the object of his affections preferred a man who wore his country’s colors, Lapp set off for his own state, where he promptly en listed and was sent to the front. In one severe engagement, while leading a charge, the first lieutenant was shot down. Second Lieutenant Lapp, by intrepid action, leaped into the breach and led his company forward. He was shot five times in the legs during that advance, and although the victory was bloody, the rebels were routed. The bullet wounds werq ip parts of his legs, and one member is partly para lyzed. In Manila hospital he lay two months, despairing of life. At length came a transport to carry him to San Francisco, where he arrived with his company. He was unable to continue on the journey, and was left behind. PACIFIC COAST FARMERS. Will Be Turned Into Uncle Sam’s Sail ors. NEW YORK—The converted cruiser Dixie arrived from Phaladelphia hav ing on board 300 landsmen from the Mississippi valley, who are to be con verted into sailors. Commander John M. Hawley of the Hartford, which now is at San Fran cisco, is recruiting farmers from the Pacific slope and will bring them to this port. He is expected here in April. Both ships, with the recruits aboard, will circumnavigate the globe, showing them the sights while teach ing them how to follow the sea and manage Uncle Sam’s navy. Since the restoration of peace it has been difficult to get sailors to enlist in the navy. It is thought that the present plan will soon provide all the men required, and also that a better class of men will be obtained for the new battleships Kearsarge, Kentucky, Alabama, New Jersey and other ships which will be placeu in commission in the spring. The Dixie will remain in drydock un til after Christmas, when she will go to Norfolk, thence to the West Indies, and later to Europe, probably to France first of all. No other govern ment has ever tried to make sailors out of farmers, and the experiment will be watched ‘with interest ‘by the naval powers of the world. URGENT DEFICIENCY BILL, The Measure Practically Put To gether. WASHINGTON—-The Urgent Defi ciency Appropriation Bill, the first of the important supply bills for the gov ernment expenses, is practically made up, and the total will amount to about $71,000,000. The items have already been sent in by the several depart ments, end these are being put togeth er for the Appropriation Committee to present to the House. Os this amount $45,157,871 is asked for the war depart ment and $3,143,740 for the navy. Some of the deficiency items required for the war department are very large, that for transportation, troopships, etc., being $20,000,000; subsistence, $3,000,000; pay, etc., of the army, $15,188,832; quarter master’s supplies, $1,500,000.. Other amounts are: Temporary em ployes of the war department, $150,000; signal service, for apparatus, war bal loons, etc., $165,000; balloon house at Fort Meyer, Va., $18,500; horses for cavalry and artillery, $250,000; bar racks and quarters, $1,000,000; cloth ing, camp and garrison equipage, $2,- 000,000; bringing home the remains of officers and-soldiers who die abroad, $100,000; manufacture of arms, $200,- 000; ordnance supplies, $330,000; medi cal and hospital departments, $500,- 000. The $15,188,834 already enumerated for pay account includes items of $3,- 197,149 for pay of enlisted men, $4,000,- 000' travel allowance to enlisted men on discharges; $11,500,000 clothing al lowance on discharges, and $1,500,000 additional 20 per cent on pay of en- Ifsted men. The main navy department items are as follows: Ordnance, $250,000; coal and equipments, $370,000; preservation and completion of vessels, docks, etc,, $2,500,000; naval academy, electric light plant, $43,740. The*other departments and bureaus have also urgent deficiency items as follows: Treasury department, $1,740,- 060; interior department, $196,317; li brary of congress, $47,650; observation of total eclipse of sun, SBOOO. YARN ABOUT TREASURE*. Story Told of a Large Amount of Gold Found at Caloocan. SAN FRANCISCO—From a trust worthy source it was learned that two companies of the Montana volunteers who came back from Manila on the transport Zealandia,brought with them $150,000 in gold and Mexican silver. This treasure was first discovered by two men at Caloocan. They were the first to enter the Filipino town, which was very rich. Two Montana men en tered a large mansion, but found the place deserted. They then went into a large garden and in one corner saw traces of the earth having been recent ly disturbed. They prodded with bay onets and struck something hard. Dig ging down they uncovered a large chest which contained thousands in gold' coin. The men who found the gold treas ure took all they could carry. Then they uncovered a large chest full of Mexican dollars. Men of two com panies were lined up and marched through the garden. As each man passed he scooped up, double handfuls of silver and filled his pockets. On the voyage over on the Zealandia po ker was the favorite pastime, chips be ing $5 and no limit. Some of the men had SSOOO in gold and silver and with the purser was deposited $150,000, for which no receipts were given, the purser simply keeping a memorandum of each man’s sack. During the voyage some great poker games were played. Five dollars was the usual ante and there was no limit to raises. The authority for this story is absolutely reliable. Besides the treasure brought home, the soldiers left thousands buried in different places in Luzon, trusting to maps and markings to secure it after being mus tered out. COLORADO GROUP SOLD. The Denver Times reports the sale of the Terrible and Butterfly group of mines at Telluride, Colo., together with the thirty-stamp mill at Ophir station to Calvin Bullock of Denver for $200,- 000. The Butterfly has a fine record as a gold producer. SHE PREFERS MUSTACHES. “Della, are you for England or the Transvaal?” “Neither.” v “The English wear side whiskers and the Boers wear chin whiskers.*^ GENERflljm ITEMS The News of the State, Nation and the \ Korld MOST INTERESTtNu fIiPPENINGS From Kverywhere will be found In tbta Column. Items that Inter est Everybody J. R. Flynn of the Marblehead's crew has been arrested at El Cajon, charged with desertion. Governor Candler of Georgia signed the bill prohibiting the sleeping car companies operating in the state from furnishing berths to negro passengers except in coaches used especially for the accommodation of negroes. A New York dispatch says the Wom an’s National Sabbath Alliance is about to send a letter to department stores in New York City, respectfully requesting them not to advertise In Sunday newspapers, and a iist of es tablishments who do not do this will, it is said, be posted at the office of the alliance. . . ,* - At the request of Senator M. A. Hanna, the Little Consolidated Street railway of Cleveland, of which he is president, will distribute SSOOO among employes Saturday night as a Christ mas gift. The senator, in a telegram to the directors, says he wants to show the company’s “appreciation of the manly course taken by its employes dflring the late strike on the Big Con solidated lines, when they refused to go out.” Edwin’Milton Royle and his com pany will be the New Years’ attraction at the Los Angeles Orpheum beginning Jan. 2. Others on the big vandeville bill will be Gertrime Rutledge, singer: Edward Harrigan, tramp juggler, Geo. Fuller Golden and a number of addi tional performers. ITEMS OF LEGISLATION. WASHINGTON—The officials of the House of Representatives have struck a balance on the recent deluge of bills, showing that up„to the recess the rec ord stood: Total bills introduced, 5015; joint resolutions, 95;simple resolutions, 65; grand total, 6176 measures of all kinds. * JOINING THE BOERS. Many Americans Enlist to Fight in the Transvaal. NEW YORK—The officers of the Or ange Free State consulate ttfcre are vis ited every day by a large number of men, who want to go to the Transvaal and join the Boer army. Most of the men who apply, to judge by appear ances, are rough men with little or ho money, belonging to the laboring class. But there are not a few that are edu cated, and have had some military ex perience.' When asked how it was possible for the consul to send men into the Transvaal at th#present time, he said that they were taken into the country byway of Delagoa Bay. BRITISH SHIP, SEIZED. A Hong Kong Paper’s Story of the Cap ture. CHICAGO—A special to the Record from Victoria, B. C., says that accoifcl ing to the Hong Kong Press, the Brit ish which left Sanda kan on November 15, with clearance papers, was seized by the United States steamship Castine at Caldera Bay and sent to Manila under a prize crew. Captain Pfort, master of the Labuan, reported that permission was sought to proceed to Cota Batu to bring away several families, as they were in dan ger of being killed by the Moros, but that the permission was refused and the commander of the Castine ordered the British vessel to be seized. A prize crew was then put on board the steam er and sent to Manila. The seizure was at once protested by the master of the steamer. NO CONVERTS. A Missionary Enterprise That Results in Failure. SEATTLE, Wash.—W. W. Simpson and A. W. Lagerquist of the Christian and Missionarv Alliance of New York arrived on the Idzuni Maru from Thibet. Before leaving there in August last, Mr. Simpson says, the mission at Paongan was completely demolished by armed natives headed by Buddhist priests. Rev. G. T. Shields and wife, who were in charge, barely escaped. Dr. Julius Holderer and Professor Futterer, German government scien tists, were held up and robbed by bri gands in June. After three years’ work no't a single convert to Christianity has been ;b --tained. The Buddhist priests, owing to China’s internal troubles, are in ab solute control, and will make physical war on the introduction of Christian ity. WHAT WE DRINK. During the fiscal year just ended the United States government derived a from alcoholic beverages of $167,928’,092, or more than $2 for ev ery man, woman or child in the nation. The revenue from liquor shows an in crease over 1898 of $35,865,671, of which beer is credited with $29,129,137 and spirits, $6,736,534. There were with drawn for consumption during the year 1,306,218 gallons of spirits dis tilled from fruits; 83,819,314 gal lons of spirits distilled from grain, and 36,581,114 barrels of fermented liquors. Coffee manages to maintain its place as the favorite bev erage of the nation, says the American Grocer, with beer a close second. Dur ing the last fiscal year the consumption of beer was 1,134,014,534 gallons, while that of coffee reached 1,379,010,252 gal lons, which quantity is figured on the basis of every pound of roasted cof fee makes two gallons of infusion. While beer pays a revenue of $68,644,- 558, coffee pays nothing. BAND OF COUNTERFEITERS. Government Has Unearthed One in Cuba. WASHINGTON—According to offi cial advices received by Assistant Sec retary Meiklejohn of the war depart ment a band of Counterfeiters has start ed operations in Cuba, but to what enflj tent is not disclosed. The officials ofl the government succeeded in locating their plant and managed to secure a Set of plates intended for the printing pf United States currency of the nominations of $5, $lO and S2O. In or der to prevent further operations of this kind so far as possible while thj| island remains under the authority the United States, Assistant Secretary of War Meiklejohn is in correspond ence with the treasury department as to the propriety and advisability of promulgating in Cuba the laws of the United States against counterfeiting and enforcing their penalties. WANTED HIS FACE PICTURED IN ‘ A NEWSPAPER. BINGHAMTON. N. Y.—John E#gal Gardiner, in order to get his picture fa print, shot his young wife and tlfcp'* killed himself. Gardiner was 6Q>iyeafs of age, and his wife 29. They had been_ married but a short time and were livT" ing apart on account of his habits. On several occasions he had asked how she would like to see their pic tures in a local paper. His wife took fright at this and forbade him to speak to her on the subject. He called at the house and asked her to come out, as he was going west. She declined, and he forced his way into her apartments, and saying, ft See, what I have bought you,” drew a revolver and shot her twice, one bullet passing through her arm, the other entering her side. The woman was able to rush from the house to a neighbor’s. When the police officers arrived Gardiner walked to the center of a room in full view of the officers and, placing the weapon to his head, killed himself. MASKED ROBBERS. Hold Up Pullman Passengers at Re volvers’ Points. KANSAS ClTY—Passengers on the Missouri Pacific’s Omaha and Nebras ka City passenger train, which left here at 10:15 o’clock, were robbed by two masked men who boarded the train in Kansas City, Kan. They lev ied their contribution after the train started, holding up the passengers ini the Pullman coach. The conductor was among the persons robbed. At Newman, Kan., six miles out of the city, the train slowed up for the statioq and the bandits dropped off and disappeared. The booty secured was five gold watches and about SIOO in money. No shots were fired and no one was injured. The telegraphic report made by the conductor to the Missouri Pacific offi cials states that there were three rob bers. Two men who wore masks stood the passengers up at the muzzles of their pistols, while a third robber 4 who wore no disguise, collected the' booty. . . A DISGRACEFUL CONDITION. J Legislator Describes Affairs Existing Highlands. Ass&nblyman Melick of the Pasa dena News, comments as follows on a recent inspection he made of the state insane asylum at Highlands. “The condition of things at the Southern California state hospital near San Bernardino is a shame and dis grace to this great state. Saturday evening at 9:30 o’clock M. B. Camp bell, the medical superintendent of the hospital, showed us through the vari ous wards. The patients had gone to bed. In every ward these unfortunate beings were packed like sardines. In the women’s ward they were lying on couches in the halls. In one room up stairs we saw over a score of insane people without beds, sleeping on the floors! This seemed hard, but it was not the worst. Going down to the cel lar basement, generally used for ware house, storage, etc., we counted twen ty-six patients lying in blankets, with out bedsteads, on that hard basement floor. It Is bad enough to think of a well person sleeping in a bed in a base ment, no matter how clean. But to see these twenty-six demented beings stretched out there on the floor, in one room, for want of bedsteads and prop er accommodations was enough to make one sick at heart and to/cry out for help for those most unfortunate fel low beings who cannot help them selves.” HE PLANNED A FORGERY. General Jackson’s Cousin Under Ar ; rest at Tucson. AUSTIN, Tex.—W. J. Dent, who is under arrest at Tucson, Ariz., awaiting extradition on the charge of Securing release from the penitentiary of George Isaacs, is a nephew of United States District Judge John J. Jackson of West Virginia, and a cousin of General Stonewall Jackson, a noted Confeder ate officer. Dent came to Texas several years ago, and was engaged in business at Fort Worth, when he committed the swindle and was sentenced to a term in the penitentiary. During his im prisonment he met and became a close associate of Isaacs, who was a mem ber of the Dalton gang, and was serv ing a life sentence for committing mur der while attempting to rob the Wells- Fargo Express Company at Canadian, Tex. Through the influence of Judge Jackson Dent secured a pardon last August. Before leaving the prison be arranged with Isaac* to secure his re lease by means of a forged pardon. Wealthy relatives of Isaacs were al-, lcged to have entered into the schemei and it is known that Dent was given slo,ooo cash for the work. Upon being', released from prison, Dent came to Austin and called on Governor Sayers. He introduced himself ’as John W. Murphy, and claimed to be represent ing the president of a Montana cattle company. Dent got possession of the,.. necessary pardon number, i etc., used in the Job',.