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HAPPENINGS FROM AROUND OREGON
SIX SPRAYINGS NEEDED. Corvallis Man Give Program for Up 1 to-Date Orchardists. Portland Professor John C. Brid well, head of the department of en tomology at the Oregon Agricultural college, speaking before the Apple Culture club on the subject of "The Insect Pests of Young Orchards," dwelt on the different pests which in fect the orchards of the Willamette valley and outlined means for their ex termination. The peculiarities and habits of the following pests were described : San Jose scale, wooly aphis, apple and wheat aphis, brown apple aphis, apple tree borers, grasshoppers and climbing cut worms. In telling of the proper sprays to be used in the battle against fruit tree pests, he said : "The summer strength limo spray should be diluted 24 times and the win ter strength 12 times. Lead arsenate should be used in the proportion of two pounds to every 60 gallons of material. "A regular routine of six sprays is almost necessary to prevent the rav ages of pests in the Willamette valley. The first spray for the scab should be applied when the petals begin to show color; the second spray for codlin moth and scab after the petals have fallen; the third spray of lime sulphur for scab alone two weeks after the sec ond spray; the fourth spray of lead arsenate about July 1 for the codlin moth; the fifth spray should be used in winter strength, after the fruit is picked. "The apple tree borers found in healthy trees are round-headed. Flat headed borers are found only in un healthy trees. The best way to pre vent the work of the borer is to wrap newspapers around the trunks of the trees. "In order to keep the San Jose scale from spreading, all young stock sold should bear a certificate of inspection, and all stock not inspected should be rejected and not planted." Will Develop Coal Deposits in Coos. North Bend G. Gilbertson has sold his ranch of 83 acres on Kentuck inlet to W. B. Wright, a coal mine operator, formerly of Canada, for (30,000. There are 20 acres of the ranch, ac cording to Mr. Gilbertson'B estimate, which cover veins of coal. It is the intention of Mr. Wright to develop the mine, the former owner only having prospected the place. . Mr. Gilbertson states that he has found an 11 foot vein with nine feet of good coal. It is of fair quality, not as good as the Beaver Hill coal, but better than the Libby coal, according to investigations made. It is estimated that there are about 240,000 tons of coal which can be mined, on the place. Adjoining the Gilbertson ranch is the big Glasgow tract, ownd by Sen ator Bourne, the Ladd interests of Portland and others. This is a very large coal area and Mr. Gilbertson says that the coal on his land is the edge of the big field on the Galsgow tract, which has not been opened. Kentuck inlet , is opposite North Bend. It will be necessary to trans port the coal in scows from the mine to .the city where it can be placed in bunkers. Should a market warrant, the mine could produce, when develop- : ed, as high as 150 tons of coal a day. Higher Education Gains Ground. University of Oregon, Eugene The annual report of President Campbell shows that the total registration in all ' departments of the university is now , 1,170 students, of whom 620 are en- rolled in the colleges of liberal arts and engineering. Every county ; Oregon, with three - exceptions, is represented Multnomah leading with ' 171 students. The Freshmen class in arts and engineering numbers 225, representing practically every four year high school and academy in the state. Among the freshmen are also graduates of 39 high schools and acad- , emies located outside of the state of Oregon, an indication of the large im- migration Into Oregon during the past year, Eagle Vallay to Be Reclaimed. Development of Eagle valley, con- . talnlng 80,000 acres of land in Baker county, is projected by the Eastern Oregon Irriagtion company. The re clamation will be accomplished in ac cordance with the terms of the Carey act The tract will produce the finest . fruit In the northwest Cantaloupes and water melons grow with great pro ductiveness. Strawberries, peaches and other small fruits are equally prof- I table. , Another Million Acre for Oregon. Washington Senator Bourne has ' introduced a bill to give Oregon an other million acres of land to be dis- posed of under the Carey irrigation ; act. Idaho has got such a bill through. It is believed this bill will pass at this session. The passage of a bill for a government business commission to devise means of economy in expendi tures is a victory for Bourne in the senate. It was his original project lie hopes to get it through the house. Wallowa 8hlps BR Cars of Hay. Wallowa January was a record breaker In hay shipments from Wal lowa, there being no less than 69 car loads shipped out aggregating more than 660 tons. Besides this one car of cattle and two of lumber were sent out making a total of 612 cart of products shipped during the poorest month In the year. ' This makes a good increase over the corresponding month for last SPEAK ON APPLE CULTURE. Dr. S. A. Robinson, of Old Virginia, Praises Oregon Apples. Portland Members of the Portland Apple Growers club were afforded an opportunity to listen to two addresses at the regular meeting at the Y. M. C. A. recently. M. O. Lownsdale, of La fayette, owner of one of the largest apple orchards in the Willamette val ley and having 30 years' experience in raising apples, was the first speaker. He was followed by an address by Dr. A. Robinson, vice-president of the State Horticultural society of Virginia, and a member of the Royal society of England. Dr. Robinson telling why Oregon apples bring the highest prices in the markets of the world said in part: You in Oregon are being taught to underestimate your competitors. There are a number of sections which you must take into account Canada, along the St Lawrence river and around the Great Lakes, Nova Scotia and a few other sections are as productive as the Pacific Northwest and while the apples of these sections do not compare with the first and second pack of Oregon they are a good commercial apple. But your apples are the best and it is be cause they are the best that they draw the great prices. "The production of strictly fancy apples will never be overdone. They will always meet a demand command ing a high price, both because of the small area fitted for such apples and on account of the increasing popula tion which is demanding the highest priced apples. In New York City a few years ago I saw apples piled on the docks, simply glutting the market and with a greater quantity sent in than ever before. They were being sold good commercial apples for 76 cents a barrel. Two trainloads of ap ples were left standing unopened. But with this glutted market Oregon ap ples were being held at $3.60 to $4.00 a bushel box and the dealers were glad to get them at that price. That shows the way Oregon apples are thought of in the East and what will be paid for the. very best Now, I am from Virignia, where we can grow a very high grade of ap ple. But there is no fear of Virginia being a competitor of yours for a gen eration at least The reason I would give as hereditary inertia although there are some who may dub it 'hook worm.' At any rate, they will not develop their land and the proprietors of the soil, the sonB and grandsons of slaveowners, have such a great amount of personal individuality that they cannot be made to co-operate, ; and co operation such as you have at Hood River - is an absolute essential to the success of the apple industry." . Interest In Gold Mine Sold. Pendleton Tom Ayers of this city recentljt-announced one of the biggest mining deals in the history of eastern Oregon. The deal represents about $760,000 and includes the controlling interest in the Gold Coin mine in Baker county, one of the richest mines in that section. ' Nearly all of the stock heretofore has been owned by local peo ple. Ayers has sold out his entire in terest nd many of the smaller holders are also disposing of their stock. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat . Track prices Bluestem, $1.12(ij 1.14; club, $1.04(il.06; red Russian, $1.04; valley, $1.60; 40-fold, $1.10. Barley Feeding, brewing, $28 ton, Corn Whole, $35; cracked, $36 ton. Oats No. 1 white, $31 ($31. 60 ton Hay Track prices-Timothy : Wil lamette valley, $20rt;'21 per ton; East ern Oregon, $22Ci)23; alfalfa, $17rD18; California alfalfa, $16ftt)17; clover, $15 16; grain hay, $17(u)18. Fresh Fruits Apples, $1. 25(3 box; pears, $1.50(i)1.76 per box; cranber ries, $8C(i;9 per barrel. 1 Potatoes Carload buying prices Oregon, 6075o per hundred; sweet potatoes, 8c pound. unions uregon, i.ou(i)i.76 per hundred. Vegetables Turnips, $1.25 pr sack rutabagas, $101.25; carrots, $1; beets, fl.Z5; parsnips, $1. Butter City creamery, extras, 27(5? 29c per pound; fancy outside creamery, 35fiJ39c; store, 20(i23c Butter. fat prices average 1 1-2 c per pound under regular butter prices. Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch. 25I26c Cheese Full cream, twins, 20c per pound; Young Americas, 21c Pork Fancy,-12(iil3c per pound. Veal Fancy, 12(il2 l-2c pound. Poultry Hens, 17(i!l8c per pound; springs, 17(18c; ducks, 18c; geese, 14c; turkeys, live, 22(ii:24c; dressed. 2&i!Z7c; squabs, $3 per dosen. Cattle Best steers, $5.60S!5.76; fair to good, $4.5(Ki5; strictly good cows, $4.60$4.75; fair to good; $46$ 4.60; light calves, $5.60i6; heavy calves, 4(cCo; bulls, $3.76j4.Z5; stags, I3604.60. Hogs Top, $9.7610.10: fair to good, $9(39.50. Sheep Best wethers, $6($6.50; fair to good. $5.60(t5.75; good ewes, $6 Iambs, $7.75. Hops 1909 crop, prime and choice, 2021c per pound; 1908a, 17c; 1907s, lie. Wool Eastern Oregon, l&Gl20e pound; valley, 22($24e per pound; mo hair, choice, Z&c Cascara bark, 46Z5c per pound. Hides Dry hides, 17(18e pound dry kip, 17iil8c; dry calfskin, 18(D 20c; salted hides, 9($10c; salted calf skins, 14c; green, le less. HISTORIC RELICS FOUND. Letters of Martha Washington and Mrs. Lincoln Come to Light. Washington, March 7. In an un- lighted corner of the attic of the house of representatives, the committee on accounts has rescued a large number, of letters and documents of the early days of the republic. Among them are letters from Washington, - Jeffer son, Lafayette, Jay and Monroe. To two of them a peculiar sentimen tal interest attaches. These are let ters written by Martha Washington and Mary Todd Lincoln, the former concerning the proposed removal of the body of her husband from Mount Ver non to a crypt in the capitol, and the other applying to the government for a pension. Both are addressed to the speaker of the house. The house to day voted an appropriation of $2,500 to have these historic papers cared for and deposited in the library of con gress as "the house of representatives collection." The two letters are as follows: . To the Honorable Speaker of the House, Sir: While I feel the keenest anguish over the late dispensation of divine providence, I cannot be insensi- ble of the mournful tributes, respect and veneration which are paid the memory of my dear deceased husband. And as his best services and most anx ious wishes were always devoted to the welfare and happiness of the coun try, to know that they were truly ap preciated and gratefully remembered atloras me no inconsiderable consola tion. Taught by the greatest example. which I had so long before me, never to ' oppose my private wishes to the public will, I must consent to the re quest made by congress which you have the good wishes to transmit to me, and in doing this I .need not can not say what a sacrifice of individual feeling I make to a sense of public duty. With grateful acknowledgment and unfeigned thanks for the personal re spect and evidences of condolence ex pressed by congress - and yourself. I remain very respectfully sir, your most obedient servant, MARTHA WASHINGTON. Mount Vernon, Va,, 1779." The letter from Mrs. Lincoln is as follows : To the Honorable Speaker of the House of Represnetatives, Sir: I here with most respectfully present to the honorable house of representativs an application for a pension. I am a wid ow of a president of the United States, whose life was sacrificeed in his coun try's service. That sad calamity has very greatly impaired my health and, by the advice of my physician, I have come over to Germany to try the min eral waters and during the winter to go to Italy. But my financial means do not per mit me to take advantage of the urgent advice given me, nor can I live in a style becoming a. widow . of the chief magistrate of a nation, although I live as economically as I possibly can. In consideration of the great services my dearly beloved husband has ren dered to the United States, and of the fearful loss I have sustained by his un timely death, his martyrdom, I may say, I respectfully submit to your hon orable body this petition, hoping that a yearly pension may be granted me so that I may have less pecuniary care. I remain very respectfully, MRS. A. LINCOLN. Frankfort Germany." Mrs. Llncolon was granted a pension of $5,000 a year. Ma inv Riihatrf sxXn PvAnAniarl Washington, March 7. M w. H. Richardson, the army TV ac cused by Delegate Wickershafhwfcf lob bying in connection with congressional consideration of . railroad matters in Alaska, was exonerated yesterday by Secretary Dickinson, of the War de partment Secretary Dickinson, in a letter made public, said the judge advocate general, reported that in his judgment Major Richardson was not put so much upon the defensive as to justify him in recommending further investigation. . Zeppelin Will Seek Pole. Hamburg, March 7. The Zeppelin North Pole exploration committee met here today under . the direction of Prince Henry, of Prussia. Count Zep pelin was present The summer will be devoted to a primary expedition for the purpose of studying the ice condi tions. The expedition will start for Spitsbergen July 1. A Norwegian ice steamer win De used lor the purpose of forcing an entrance into the polar ice and the expedition will return at the end of August An airship will be taken lor summer use. Chamorro Is President? Managua, March 7. The ' govern ment authorities today published a ca blegram from Panama in which it was announced that General Chamorro had imprisoned General Estrada, the pro visional president and had proclaimed himself president Deserters from the insurgent forces say the Bluefields gar rison has been reduced to-, 25 men, They also declare that General Estrada never leaves the town and that his wife gives all campaign orders. Puter Trying to Protect Clients. Washington, Mar. 7. S. A.' D. Pu ter is here trying to get recognition from the general land office of prefer ence rights to locate certain claims which by contesting he assisted the government in cancelling. The law gives a successful contestant a 30 days' preference right to locate. Farman Breaks Record. Mourmelon, France, March 7. Henry Farman today established a new world's record for aeroplane flight with two passengers, remaining in the air for one hour and ten minutes. The redemption g&Vid (Jorsot? By CHARLE8 FREDERIC Q088 OpjrrUtht. 190a by The Bumtm MttUI Oenpaa?. CHAPTER XXnt The period of our country's history In which these characters were formed was one of tremendous moral earnest ness. In that struggle in which man pitted himself against primeval forest and aboriginal inhabitant, the strong at types of manhood and womanhood were evolved, and those who oonoeiv ed the idea of living a righteous life set themselves to Its realisation with the same energy with which they ad dressed themselves to the conquest of nature Itself. To multitudes of them, this present world took a place that in the fullest sense of the word was secondary to that other world in whloh they lived by anticipation. David Corson was only one of many who, to a degree which in these leas earnest or at least more materialistic times appears Incredible, had deter mined to trample the world under their l iet He awoke next morning with an Vaabated purpose and at an early nour set resolutely about its execution. He bade a brave farewell to Pepeeta, ex horted her to seek with him that prep aration of heart which alone could fit them for the future, and then with a bag of provisions over his shoulder and axe In his hand started forth to carry out a plan which he had form ed In the night He began to prepare for himself a temporary booth which should shelter him until he had erected his cabin; and the rest of the day was consumed in this enterprise. At the close this simple task was done, so easy is It to provide a shelter for him who seeks protection and not luxury! Having onoe more satisfied his hunger, he built fire in front of his rude booth, and lay down In its genial rays, his head upon a pillow of moss. The stillness of the cool, quiet evening was broken only by the crackling of the-flames, the quiet murmurs of the two little rills which whispered to each other startled Interrogations as to the mean ing of this rude invasion, the hoot of owls In the tall tree tops, and the stealthy tread of some of the little creatures of the forest who prowled around, while seeking their prey, to discover. If possible, the meaning of this great light, and the strange noises with which their forest world had resounded. There came to the recumbent woods man a deep and quiet peace. He felt a new sense of having been in some way taken back Into the fraternity of the unfallen creatures of the universe, and Into the all-embracing arms of the great Father. He fell asleep with pure thoughts hovering over the surfaoe or his mind, like a flock of swallows above a crystal lake. Ana nature aia uw him back into that all-enfolding heart where there is room and a welcome tot all who do not alienate themselves. Her latchstrings are always out and forests, fields, mountains, oceans, des arts even, have a silent genial wel come for all who enter their open doors with reverence, sympathy and yearn tag. A man asleep alone in a vast wil derness I How easy It would be for Nature to forget him and permit him to sleep on forever I . What gives til.u bis Importance there amid those giant trees? Why should sun, moon, stars, gravity, heat cold, oars for him? How oan the hand that guides the eonstella tlons those vast navies of the Infinite sea pause to touoh the eyelids of this atom when the time comes for him to rise? When the sleeper woke, refresh ed and rested, in the morning. It was to take up the routine of duties which were to bo only slightly varied for many months to come. One after another the great trees succumbed to the blows of his axe and from their prostrate forms he careful ly selected those which were best adapted to the structure of his cabin. while over the others he piled the limbs and brush and left them to dry for the conflagration which at the end of the hot summer should remove them from the clearing. When the rainy days came he spent his time In the shelter of his little ar bor cutting the "shakes," or shingles. which were to furnish the roof of Pe peeta's home. The days and weeks fled by and the opening in the forest grew apace. He measurea 11 oy mgm wun a ceieaiiaj arithmetic, using the stars for his trt- angulatlons, and as one after another of them became visible where before they had been obscured by the foliage of the trees, he smiled, and felt as if he were cutting his farm out of heav en Instead of earth. It was really out out of both! His Sundays were spent at the old hofaiestead with his loved ones, and one every week Pepeeta, came with Steven to bring him luxuries which her own hands had prepared, and to pass the afternoon with htm at his work In the "clearing." . - Those were memorable hours, pos sessing that three-fold existence with which every hour can be endowed by the soul of man anticipation realiza tion recollection. In this way a sin gle moment sometimes becomes almost synchronous with eternity. It would have been Impossible to tell which of the three was happiest but Pepeeta. was always the center of in terest attention and devotion. Her whole nature seemed to be aroused and oalled Into play; all her countless charms were Incessantly evoked: her Inimitable laughter resounded through the woods and challenged the emulous birds to unsuccessful competition. Be rtousneaa alternated with gaiety, co quetry with gravity. Some of the time she spent in gathering flowers to adorn her lover's booth, and some In carry ing to the rubbish pile such Urals and branches aa her strength would per ult her Le banal All RlthU Nothing could have been more charming than the Immense efforts that she put forth with such grace, to lift with all her might some branch that her loved had tossed aside with a single hand I The attitudes into which these efforts threw her body were as graceful as those Into which the water threw the cresses by Its ceaseless flow, or the wind bent the tree tops by Its fitful gusts. Steven was frantlo with delight at the free, open life of the woods. He chased the squirrels and rabbits, he climbed the trees to gaze Into the nests of the birds, and caught the butter flies In his hat David entered Into all. their pleas ures, but with a chastened ana re strained delight, for he could never forget that he was an exile and a pen itent There were two days in the season when the regular routine of the woods man's work was Interrupted by func tions which possess a romantlo charm. One was when the Friends and neigh bors from a wide region- assembled to help him "raise" the walls of his cab in. From all sides they appeared, In their picturesque costumes of home Bpun or fur. Suddenly, through the ever-open gates of the forest teams of horses crashed, drawing after them clanking log chains, and driven by men who carried saws and "cant hooks on their broad shoulders. Loud halloos of greeting, cheerful words of encourage' ment an eager and agreeable bustle of business, filled the clearing. Log by log the walls rose, as the horses rolled them Into place with the aid of the great chains which the pio neers wrapped around them. It was only a rude log cabin they built with a great wide opening through the mid die, a room on either side, and a pic tureeque chimney at either end; but It was not to be despised even for grace. and when warmth and comfort and adaptability to needs and opportuni ties are considered, there have been few buildings erected by the genius of man more justly entitled to admtra tlon. When this single day's work was ended there remained nothing for Da vld to do but think and daub the walls with mud, cover the rude rafters of the roof with his shakes, build the chimneys out of short sticks, cob-house fashion, and cement them on the In side with clay to protect them from the flames. - The other day was the one on which, at the close of the long and genial summer, when the mass of timber and brushwood had been thoroughly sea soned by the hot suns, he set his torches to the carefully constructed piles. Steven and Pepeeta were to share with him In the excitement of this con flagratlon, and David had postponed it until dusk, In order that they might enjoy its entire sublimity. . He had taken the precaution to plow many fur rows around the" cabin and also around the edge of the clearing, so the flames could neither destroy bis house nor devastate the forest Such precautions were necessary, for nothing can exceed the ferocity of fire In the debris which ' the - woodsmen scatter about them. When the dusk had settled down on this woodland world and long shadows had crept across the clearing, wrapping (hem selves round the trees at its edge and scattering themselves among the thick branches till they were almost hid from view, David lighted a pine torch and gave it into the hands of the ea ger boy, who seized It and like a young Prometheus started forth. A single touch to the dry tinder was enough. With a dull explosion, the mass burst Into flame. Shouting in his exultation, the little torch-bearer rushed on. la nltlng pile after pile, and leaving be hind him almost at every step a mighty conflagration. At each new instant as the night advanced, until ten, twenty, fifty great heaps were roaring and seething with flames! Great Jets spouted up into the midnight heavens as if about to ktss the very stars, and suddenly ..expired In. the Illimitable space above them. Immense sparks, shot out from these bonfires as from the craters of volcanoes, went sailing into ine voia arouna mem and fell hissing Into the water of the brooks or silently Into the new-plowed furrows. The clouds above the heads of the subdued and almost terrified beholders, for no one is ever altogether prepared for the absolute awfulness ot such spectacle, were glowing with the fierce light which the fires threw upon them. Weird Illuminations . played fantastic tricks In the foliage from which the startled shadows had vanished. The roar of the ever-Increasing fires be came louder and louder, until In very terror Pepeeta crept Into David's arms for protection, while the child who had fearlessly produced this scene of awful grandeur and destruction shouted with triumph at his play. Thee's a reckless little fire-eater!" said David, watching his figure as It appeared and disappeared. "How youth trifles with forces whose powers It can neither measure nor control! It was well that I drew a furrow around our cabin or It would have been burn or Hls gase was fixed on the little cab in which seemed to danoe and oscillate In the palpitating light; and touched by the analogies and symbols which his penetrating eye discovered In the simple scenes of dally life, he contln uea to soliloquise, saying; 1 should have drawn furrows around my life. oerore I played with fire!" - -Nay, David." replied Pepeeta. "we should never have played with Are t How wise we are too late!" "Shall we walk any more cautiously when the next untried pathway opens?" he added, somewhat sadly, aa be recalled the errors of the past "We ought to, If experience has any value," said Pepeeta. "But has It? Or does It only Inter pret the past and not point out the future?" "Something of both. I think.". "Well, we must trust it" "But not It alone. . : There -la some thing better and safer." "Wha.t Is that, my love?" . "The path-finding instinct of thv soul Itself." "Do you believe there is such an in stinct?" 'As much as I believe the carrier pigeon has It It Is the Inner light ot which you told me. Tou see, I remem ber my lesson like an obedient child." "Why, then, are we so often misled?" he asked, tempting her. "Because we do not wholly trust ltl" she said. "But how can we distinguish the true light from the false, the Instinct, from imagination or desire? If the soul has a hundred compasses pointing In different ways, what compass shall lead the bewildered mariner to know the true compass?" "He who will know, can know." "Are you speaking from your heart Pepeeta?" "From its depths." "And have you no doubts that what . you say is true?" None, for. I learned It from a teach er whom I trust and have justified it by my own experience."' 'And now the teacher must sit at the feet of the pupil 1 Ohl beautiful Instructress, keep your faith firm for my sake I I ha ve dark hours through which I have to pass and often lose my way. The restoration of my spir itual vision Is but slow. ' How often am I bewildered and lost! My thoughts brood and brood within me!" "Put them away," she said, cheerily. "We live by faith and not by sight We need not be concerned with the distant future. Let us live in this dear, divine moment I am here. Tou are herel We are together; our hands touch; our eyes meet; our hearts are one; we love! Let us only be true to our best selves, and to the light that shines within! Oh! I have learned so much In these few months, among these people of peace, David! They know the way of llfel We need go no ' farther to seek It It lies before us. Let us follow It!" - 'Angel of goodness," he exclaimed. clasping her hand, "It must be that su- -preme Love reigns over all the folly and madness of life, or to such a one as I, a gift so good and beautiful would never have been given!" ' She pressed his hand for response, ' for her Hps quivered and her heart was too full for words. And now, through the ghastly light which magnified his size portenttously and painted him with grotesque and terrible colors, the child reappeared, begrimed with smoke and wild with the transports of a power so vast and an accomplishment so wonderful The three figures stood In the bright illumination, fascinated by the specta cle. The flames, aa If satisfied with destruction, had died down, and fifty great beds of ' glowing embers lay spread .out before them, like a sort of terrestrial constellation. The wind, which had been awakened and excited to madness as It rushed In from the great halls of the forest to fan the fires, now that It was no long- - er needed, ceased to blow and sank Into silence and repose. Little birds, returning to their roosts, complained mournfully that their dreams had been disturbed, and a great owl from the top of a lofty elm hooted his rage. It was Saturday night The labors of the week were over.. The time had come for them to return to the farm house. They turned away reluctantly, leaving nature to finish the work they had begun. (To be continued.) " Stopping the "Flre-Wasroa." When the first railroad was laid over the Western plains, and the cars began running to San Francisco, the Indians viewed the locomotive from the hilltops at a distance, not daring to come nearer the "fire-wagon." A train of cars was to them "heap wag on, no hoss." An Apache chief gath ered a party of warriors In Arizona and went several hundred miles to see the terrible fl re-wagon that whistled louder than the eagle's scream, and poured out dense black smoke. W. M. ' Thayer says, In his "Marvels of the. New West" that the redskins grew bolder, and once attacked a fire-wagon, expecting to capture It " When they failed and many were Injured, they said, "Fire-wagon bad medicine!" The Indians stretched a lariat across the track, breast-high, each end being held by thirty braves.. . "When the engineer first saw it ho dldnt know what on earth was the matter," said the narrator, "but In a minute more he burst out laughing. He caught hold of that throttle, and he opened her out" ' "He struck that lariat going about forty miles an hour, and he Just piled ' those braves up everlasting promlscor 0US."? Fair Eioifk. "Why do you hand me this alma nac?" Inquired tha prominent dtlxen. "So that you may pick out the anec dotes to be attached to your inter -view," explained the man who was get ting up the magazine article. "It la only fair to give you a choice." Loois. villa Courier-Journal. , O.aaatomu. Tour tickets were complimentary, were they not?" "Well." replied the man who had soon a painfully amateur entertaln meat "I thought they war until I saw the show." Tit Bits. ' - Experiments in abrasion conducted at a French mint have proved that aluminum coins will bo leas rapidly worn by use than colas made of gold, ail ror or svea bronze.