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THE QKAHA DAILT HE : MOTDAT , 60TOB1R 23. 1898.
'FLCSli OF WESTERN FORTUNE Montana Kaotenni Olaimi to Bare Bean Sa- " * fcmtod by Adverse Silver Legislation , IT Will MERRILY BOOM IN THE SPRING Hunk Tnnnnl Cninplntnil RIoh Find at UtTtclonn Stonirt A. Mntnral MrlilBO Trauliloomn Crre Imllnni Wwitprn l'l llorp | Supiilr th World. Although ttio MnnUinn Kootcnnl Is one of ftlui in"1 * ! .jroiiilsintf mining suotlonr In tha Bnor'h vest. It hns hail a serious drawback ftlus summer on account of silver legislation. [ To say uio Ituvst , hnd thn flnnncl.il crisis I navor wcurrca this portion of tha trrc l state I would to < lay bo In hlnro of commercial ac tivity tto portSon ot Montana oflors nioro I tiToraidc advantages for legitimate specula tion , and thn investor in mining property , ' even under thow unfavornblo times , will ttuniinrlch rownm in a tow years , says n Standard correspondent. During the spring and summer not less than WO men \vura m tha hills. Tliuy all outfitted hero , and daily caravans to tha mountains was n 'usual sight : From the beginning of tha main contact to tha hl h pcalta on Brnmlutt creek , a distance at forty miles , could bo found men atTjrk iloin assessment. &oiliing more was expected of thorn. Tha great majority of the property i owners In this mining region ore poor men , 1 nnu lhi > y liud expected a rich mining season. I Tllo prospects were very enrouraging last [ JMn. % ijutwhen tha crash in silver camu the rfoiru of it was too manifest upon them. Indeed , many of them thought they had lost their all , but day hy day they hiivo be come ranro hopeful of the future , and now ' are of tlio opinion that thuir holdings will fyat prova valuable ill the metal world. [ Should some compromise be reached on the [ silver- question , this section will bo lively I next year , iteu who worn about to bond , tills nenson will tioclc hero In hastu to got ' tha first uhanco. Bn U TniniDl ami It * Coir. Ill running from Chicago to the Pacific - const the Atehison , Topeka & Santu Fo rail- roiul crosses thu continental divide of the Rorlty mountains at Uagcrmun pass , iu the , < uai'ho rnugo. 'Ihls pass is about twenty | : miles west and south of Leadvillo. Leaving Leutlvillo and following tltn trail of tha rail road , the Tennessee valley is crossed over nnd tlln base of thu chain of mountains forming - | ing the Sngtittelic range. The mountains are ahirU'd for llvu miles along the south sidd of tltu Tennessee pass until a sharp curve is reached. From that noint a wind Ing coursu is tnUun to the summit of thu range. The out begins at the first uurva in thu trail at a point known , and most apnropriat ly , as Windy Point and it is hern Busk tunnel is. I .Tho tunnel is now complete and soon the I' roar of the trains running through will echo ulong its rocky groove. Busk tunnel 'has cost $1,000,000 , twenty lives , and has charged to its construction be tween forty and tifty maimed and crippled II men. Only ono life was lost by a cave-in , and of nil thu rest not ono lifu or accident la clinrgcablu to the constructing company. Accidents were mot In different wavs. The man was there who thawert the ( Hunt pow der and his riarau was John tjcmphill , and m thatvlng out the powder hu caused his own and thu death of Owen Hinds. hcso were the first two lives to bo lost in thu tunnel. Tlio man who tried to close up the fulminat ing cap was thuro also , and ho , as usual , blow his bead off. Tim largest accident ; was wherein flva men wore killed by a urematuro blast. The blasts worn then tired bv elec tricity and thronch a mistaUn ot the fora- f' man u wrong order concerning the wires was fTlvon. The consequence was n premature blast ana the flvo poor fellows iu the koad Jjig'woro all instantly killed. The tunnel is 9,1S1 ! ! foot in length , with fifty-foot approaches , is twenty feet high. and llftoon feet in the clear. It will bo ready for service about December 1 , less than three and ono-half years from the first blast. Gllttcrtiiic Amazon Mtune. The other day Jj. B. Harrison and N H. "Brown found quite a curiosity on Elk creek , nnar Coition , Colo. It was a large block of crystals of Amazon stones , having a pretty , bluish tint. Tlio crystals ware about tivo inches long and two inches in diameter and wore all different in sbapu. They wore found nvo feet below the surface , hut the exact , location wdl not bo mnda known until the deposit is safely located by the discov erers. Tha crystals nro now OH exhibition ' "it D. E. Harrison's drug store in Golden and tno School ot Mines professors and min ing-men all pronounce it a rare collection , a thing of beauty and a rich flnd for JuiTerson county. It IB said that there are onlv two places iu the United States where those htimlsomo stones are found. This collection will bo sold to i > orao college. To Fnoct tlio UUIIRTT Earth. The "Southern California Improvement company has made extensive water develop- mcutaon the llojavo river near Calico. A llumo eight feet widu and ton foot deep is being sunk in tha bed of the river to de- "Tolop thu underflow. A largo force of men i Jfl now at worlc nnd will be soon increased to I HUout 200 men. At the bead ot the works I tbu llumo will be seventeen feet below Uiu 1 bed of thu river , at which point a bedrock f dam will bo laid to secure the entire under- I trround Haw. . It is estimated at 3.000 tuches. i Ihls water hi to bo duvoted to irrigating 10.00(1 ( acres of land. t I Mutnrn'a Arohltitcturo. ' f There is a wonderful natural bridge , in t Montana , situated about seventy miles from f tha Nation.U pnrlr , on tha cast side of the I luiowy ranco of the Rocky mountains. I , Thu bridge is crossed by thu wagon road I from Big Timber , an tha Northern Pacific I toad , to the new mining camp of Boulder. I It consists of a ledgoof rock about ninety I foot In i height , extending across a canon I BOO feat in width. The width of tha bridge at its narrowest point is SOU feet. A ahan- neL through this mammoth ledge allows the. waters of thu Beuldur river to pass and m rives a perpendicular fall of otghty-fivo feet , to thu bottom of tha canon. Thu ptreum bursts from out the aidu of Rocky I pass with n tremendous roar , which can bo I fe mint far a distance of half a inile. It is oati- I | natoil that SOO.OOO miners' inches of water I pass through the viaduct every minute. In I Juno and July , when tha melting of the snow I In tha mountains Increases thu volume of I water in tha Boulder , the immense outlet I , through tha rock falls to let thu water pass I and an overflow is thu result , sometimes ' making the travel over the bridge hazard- pus. There has been formed a company for the I purpose of ulillring Una great fall of water for ( junuratlng electricity for thu operating ot uu electric rend between Big Timber and thu Boulder camp , a distance of forty miles , Ijintl tor furnishing light to Big- Timber and I ttu vurious mines iu Uiu Boulder district. IIliieKoiinil with White FUIi. B The annual slaughter of .the finny , tribe Haas commenced in thu vicinity of Steamboat Springs , Colo. Every year from thtttHlito thu 'Jib of October thu "grayling , " or WtlUm. Nan's wnlto fish , begin to uscenu thu creeka twnitylnp-hito thu Tampa for thu purposuof teiioaitiug their spawn. In about ten days Vr loss from tha data of tha first ascent 5fchava retnrnud again to Uia rivor. This K'it perluns tha Dust food fish iu tha state V .joccopt thu trout Its flesh bulng firm and well I favored. I Thu legislature of thu state , nnpareutly I iwit/ well versed In piscatory lora , hus rnudu [ ttwopan souson"and tnu"sp.iwniug season" I at thu Hsu coincident. Under thu eager I. impuluo of the natural Instinct tUuy aacimd I In largo numbers , durkunlug thu wliulo Iwt- I tout of the atraam from bnuir to Danlc with I tUeir ulusoly cwuiinlngleu bodies , and mak- I iliifa most Inturtialiug spquUiclu. Aa thu I Mradnm are usually aballow at this season I tUc-y boconin an easy prey to the DottUhur- I naan. If only thu ordinury hook or even I grabhoolta were mud It would not bo bad , I aa thu fiah scum to huvo good powers of I * BTAAocvation and roproductiou la tnair I1 batUu far Ufa But uvory sort of mlsiUu I nd liuttrumaut stones , oliibn , pitchforks , I BuUl , su. , aru used , for thuir. dcratruction. I Taami are driven to thu streama and the I " * 4 h urn , cameU away Iu bam , baskets , boxes I nd soiuuliuiiia wagouloada whllu mangled I gtth strew thu bank * aud bars af tha oreuks. Two years wxa when thu massaoro vrss pant Iu ouu of thuiu cramu , SUUi Game Warflon Land caught three or four ot the bntcBors , put them under arrest , ana then ralca ed thorn apon their roaally given promise to be Rood in the future. So far at the writer knows this Is the only Instanca of anything ever Dcintf done by any of the game wardens or tholr deputies toward tha preservation of this excellent fish. Not withstanding Its hardy character. It mutt in tha near future becorao very scatco tinder this wholesale method of destruction. CanniUnn Orers In Montana * The people of Silver Bow county , Montana , have by a costly experience had occasion to know somothineof tha band of Creo Indians now roaming over this state. By reason Of n murder of ono o their hand by another and tha cost incident to the arrest and trinl. and by the expense of keeping the band during a period ot an infectious dlsenso In tholr camp they have become as costly as they are undesirable In this section. For this reason tha following trim the Helena Independent will be read with sur prise A. communication from the Canadian Creo Indians , now Iu Montana , asking cither to be admitted as citizens or to be allowed a reservation on which to live , has boon referred to ho Interior department at Washington by Governor Rlckards , to whom It was addressed. These same Indians made an application to the clerk of the court ot Cascade county last Juno to ba allowed to declare tholr Intention of becom ing citizens. Theirnppllcationwnsrcjected. Then they wrote to tha governor , who found that ho hnd no authority to net m the matter , , and referred their petition to Wash ington. It is extremely doubtful , In the light of pnst experience , whether anything will bo done by the federal authorities. There have been about 8TiO Crce Indiana In Montana for about eight years. Many have supposed that they crossed the line from Canada about tha tlma of the Rlcl rebellion in order to avoid the consequences of participating in that uprising. This , however , Is declared not to bo the fact. They Fouclit with Illel. Some of them , It is claimed , carau before the Rial rebellion and-others afterward , but that event , it is stated by tuu Indians them selves , had nothing to do with their crossing tha line into United States territory. How ever that may be , they are here , and In the absence of any other explanation , the most reasonable supposition is that they came because they would rather be wards of this country than stay on British soil and rustle for themselves. The Canadian Crocs now hero are in a somewhat peculiar position. In one way they am hotter on than tha Indians or tno United States , In that they can coma or go as they please , and there Is no agent to in- torXero with tholr movements. In another way they are worse off , since this govern ment hns officially declined to nssumo any responsibility for their care or maintenance , anil feels no moral or legal obligations to provide them with blankets , food or hunting grounds. When Governor Toolo was In the execu tive ofilco ho stated iu a communication to the authorities at Washington that the Crees wore not a desirable lot of people to have traveling around lion tana ; but , as the state had no control over Indians , tha fed eral government should look after them and see that they wore deported over the line Into Canada , where they belong. The letter went , through thu office ot the commissioner of Indian affairs , thu Interior department and the Department of State , and tha answer came back that the Crees were not under the jurisdiction of the United States authorities and that the general gov ernment could do nothing toward-senuing them back to Canada. Since Governor Rlckards came Into office ho has renewed thu agitation and has mot with thu same success , or want of success , that attended Governor Toolo's efforts. As the general government disclaims all responsibility and the state government does not care to assume any , it looks as though the Croes would be allowed to won der ever Montana as thpy sea fit , camping and hunting where they please , and killing ( rnmo in orout of season as they need it. Flail for the World , Tlio extent to which the fishery business of tha Puget sound country has already been oovcloped is indicated by the fact that the Great Northern , railroad tno other day shipped a train ot thirty carloads of canned safeion from Liverpool , B. C. , consumed to Condon , England , and also by the shipping of dried codfish direct to N iw York and Boston for shipping to the West Indies and South America in competition with the England fisheries. The extension of this business in the east is duo to the material reduction in rates which has been mndo by the railroads. Gen eral Manager Shelby of the Great Northern coas : lines said that his company put the reduced rate in effect after mucn discussion , and otherroacls havn made the same reduc tion. The reduction Is from ? 1.2o to 75 cents per hundred pounds in carloads from North Pacific coast terminals to eastern terminals and Chicago on dried codfish. This is a re duction of 40 per cent , and regarding It Mr. Shelby said : "This rata was made with a view to at tracting capital to tha fishery business , and it should stimulate the business , for the sup ply is unlimited and the demand is also practically unlimited. The harvest ot fish oucbt to bring money as surely as the wheat harvest. " John A. MaUieson , who has been encraged In the business of drying and curing codfish at Anncortes for some time , goes as far as Mr. Shelby in regard to thu possibility of duvoloping the industry and shipping the product east. When asked about thu pros pects of competing with tha Now England fisheries , he said : Money In Coil. 'Cod can bo caught in Bering sea , brought to the Sound and dried or cured for 1. coht a pound loss than on tha Nuw England coast , and at the present rates of $1 to Now York and 31.02 to Boston wo can compete with thn Now England fisheries right In their own territory. So far this year I have shipped two carloads , twenty tons of dried cod to Now York , where they are sold to brokers for shipment to tl.o West Indies and South America , and tha business can bu dona at a good profit. I have had tha schooner Litzie Colby in Bering-sea this summer catching cod , and. have put un 150 tons so far. Dried fish are tha only Kind suitable for hot countries , and they are put up in drums or casks holding from 250 to 40(1 ( pounds. Cured fish are sold almost entirely in the United States. Wo should be able to work up' ' a market In Hawaii and Australia , for thuro urn no cod south of thu equator , as well as on the west coast of South America. "Aa fast uu the fish are caught they are cleaned and salted on board thn ahip and atowod away until there is a full cargo. Then they are brought to tha drying and curing works , driud in tha sun and tied up in bundles for shipment. Tbu pickla-cured fish are soaked in tunics of brinu for a month or so. I have been using Carman island salt from the Gulf of California , as it is the best on thn coast and docs not discolor thu fish. "A similar business might ba worked up in shipping smoked hulibutuast. Gloucester , Mass. . now controls tha traatt , but fish am mure abundant on this coast aud can bo caught and smoked more cheaply. There is no reason why thu trade stieuld not bo brought to the Sound If wo can get capital aud sullied men to handle it , " Xohnuku. J..H. Emory of Dlllerdlud of dropsy , aged 70 years. Mluden's now elevator U about ready to aUmm up. Thn Blue Springs oloutria light plant Is rapidly approaching completion. Bloomfield people ana malting a bard fight to secure thu division of ICnox : county. Epworth leagues luivo just concluded a successful district convention at Wymore. Congressman McICuigtuin's son Chatio * was uiarrimt last weak at Rod Cloud to Miss Gertruilu Maranvilla. The Hawley house at North Platta was completely destroyed by fire , causing a loss ot ilOpOO , only partially covered by , Insur ance. ance.A A farmer near Wahoo found a large bald eaelu in hia poultry yard , and after a hard fight ho succcadod m capturing tha bird allva. Thu North Platta conference of tha Lutheran church op ns tcduy at Oakland and will conUuuo In session for inoro than a weak. Hayes county people believe In patronizing homo industry , and tboraforn thu Pallaado mills are kept running nlgbt and day. to fill orders. A farmer near Kearney raised a pumpkin that weighed fifty-five poundu , to say noth ing of bluu Mexican corn that measured thirteen inches. Tooiou Gllson of Bare hard ha uod Paw nee county tot JG,000 damages , the ir < iult of lying In the county Jail and thus baring his linaUh impaired. When W.UIum Bolhlo of Slanton wai driv ing to town with a load of hay. having fwo children with him , no discovered his load on fire just after ho hnd passed a train. Ho had to hustle to got the children off tha load and ? ot the team out of tha way In time to pre vent more serious results. Tha waeon and hay were burned In a short tlmo. Says the Superior Journal : With thou sands of tons of hay Imported lions this year it la high time our farmers -wore setting aown to the fact that the wild prnirlo grass Is a thing of the past. A substitute must bo had and the only thing In sight ii alfalfa. This once starUMt will give n never failing supply , both as pasture- for cattle and hogs , as well as insure throe crops of hay yearly. Get your ground ready to plant alfalfa early next spring. Farmer Sloan of Snrpy county challenged all comers to a corn-shucking contest and Dick Kigcr took him up. The agreement was that if Sloan should win no wages were to be paid Klger for the husking , but II tno latter should win ho was to receive as a gift nil the corn ho could shuck during-thu con test. Ihe time of the match was two hours and twenty minutes , and the score in that brief time resulted- Sloan , 23 bushels ; Klger , 30 bushels and 00 pounds. Soya the Springfield Monitor * Throe llttlo Indian boys , rangtntr from 10 to 13 years of ago , stopped at G. W. White's ono day last week to get something to oat. They had slept.In n straw stack , the night before - fore and claimed they had catnn nothing for the past twenty-four hours , and , from the way they ate , Mr. Whlto says ho didn't dnubt their word. They had come from Oklahoma as far as Nebraska City on the train , and wore tramping it tha balance of the way to Norfolk , whore their parents lived. The railroad company has been doing an immense business for the last few days , says the Long Pine Journal. Nearly fifty engines bavo gone ever the turntable at the round house every twenty-four hours for the last week. From flva to seven stock trains , aver aging about twenty cars to the train , pansod through LongJ'lne each day. Thn coal supply here hns been distributed to all parts of the country at the ratoof ton oars per day. Thu company has been unable to secure help enough at thu yards to do the worir necessary to btdone. . Thirteen or fourteen years ago Dr. J. I. Byrne was ono of the practicing physicians of Table Rock and was considered one of the loading citizens. A couple of years previous ho was elected and served as coroner ot Pawnee county. Ho got Into some financial trouble In connection with his partner in the winter of 1SSO , aud about February , 18rfl , " sutrdenly left for California to avoid" prose cution , presumably. He had a wife at Table Rock at that time and threei children. Ha wrote bnclt until the following August , after which no further news ever came from him. It bus lately transpired that ho married at Livingston , Tex. , some twelve years since" and committed suicide there two years ace by shooting himself after a protracted de bauch , leaving a wife and two children at that plnco. As ho loft some property Investi- gaMons are being made as to tno rightful heirs. Mrs. Byrne , his first wife , still lives at Table Rock , never having remarried and always believing he would return some day , and her oldest son is now a man grown- Colorado. Placers are paying well on Chicago creek , near Idaho Springs. The Kent , an old Gilpin county property , is being- cleaned out for resumption of work. The Wolftono mine , Leadville , is turning out about fifty tons of iron sulpnides daily. About S,000 locations have been mndo in Cripple Creek and about 400 patents have been applied for. Leadvillo Consolidated is selling in New York at U and IU cants per snare. It was active last week. The Philadelphia smelter , Pueblo , Is running ning- full force , handling 500 tons every twenty-four hours. A sample from a vein struck on Goose creek , the nuw Gunnison country gold dis trict , assayed $1,000. The Ute and Ulay mines at Lake City are preparing- resume operation ; . . They as pect to employ S50 men. Several tons of ore from the Shellbark lode , Yankee Hill , Just treated , at Idaho Springs returned $ tku pec cord. The Ben Harrison on Bull mountain , Crip ple creak , has opcnud a four-foot vein witha Mix-inch streak ot 4100 ore and fourteen ir.cliesof $10 ore. E Gladstone , a Central City shipper , is down fifty-five foot and has shipped 3300 worth of ore In two weeks. It Is the work of two men alone without machinery. The Great Equator company has com menced the erection of a mill at Empire. The Gold Bust mine there has struck , three feet of thirty-two-ounce free milling ore at 200 feet. The daily product o Cripple Creek Is now about 170 tons , ot which about ton tons run from ? 775 to 5500 a ton and are shipped to the smelters. The remainder runs from S3 to KO and is milled there. The hig canal of tlio Farmers High Line company , at Golden , has been levied upon and advertised for sale on a claim ot about S1T.OOO. It is worth S.10,000 , but the company finds it difficultto raise funds noiv. Tlio Boulder Tribune announces the re sumption ot work in the old Phoenix gold camp , three milus west of Noderiand , whore thera nro largo bodies of low grade ore. For twenty years the camp has been prac tically abandoned. A forty-stamp mill will be put hi at once and a large number of men given work. Tim DnkotiiK. Extensive prairin fires have been burning in the vicmitj-ot Miller , S. D. M. A. Freoland and W. J. Esley of Onawa , Ta. , were tha lucky bidders for constructing ten additional buildings at the now location of Lower Brule agency , at Si'KK ! ) . One of the finest beef corrals in the north west has just been completed at the new lo cation of Lower Bmlo Indian agency on the west side of tha Missouri river , a littlu above Crow Creole agency. A bearshot lost week at Newcaatlo. in the Hilla , proved to be a grizzly , we lulling about 1,700 pounds and in good fighting condition. Thera are plenty of cinnamon bear in that part of the country , but a grizzly baa not hue n stien for fifteen years. Tha Messrs. Jilbert and Markhnm are placer mining on Deadwood creek , near the Gaviilu bridge , with very satisfactory re sults. One washing of dirt netted the boys $17. The scone of their operations la where In 18711 two brothers cleaned up something Ilka $11X1,0011 m a fmr months. Sioux Falls and Yimkton and Intervening town * wore celebrating In great style the completion of thu * t51oux Falls & Yankton mad upon which regular trains are to begin running Monday Tlio celebration was under tha auspices of thu Sioux Falls Jobbers as sociation and there wore present 110 guests from Yankton and fifty from intervening points. An Injunction was served on the B. & ; M. railroad preventing it from extending Ita linu across milling ground owned by W. Lardner near Doaclwood. Tno company fought the injnnction and crossed thu ground. This resulted in a fight between Lardnur's men and railroad men. Lardner's men. came out triumphant , tearing up the traclrand standing guard over it with guns. Some days ago a number of condemned cavalry horses were sold at auction at Fort .Meudu. It is now reported that a night or two after thu sala at tnrou of the condemned horsus that hud been purchased far thu Indians of troop L , and four beeves , also ba- lauing ( Ui members of Una troop , wore stolen from a corral near the camp of tha Indian soldiers. Thu bars had been out and tha animals run ort during thu night. Parties aru out scouring Uiu country fur tha thiuvas. Oregon. A company of thu Oregon National Guard has been organized at Milton. Wild geese have appeared at Eugene and aro. being shot for tha market. Tlio Trail creek placers nave cleaned up another $2,000 and sent it to Baker. Elian , Hovel , of Holln. Umatilla county , raised a potato sixteen inches long. The mala population of Astoria ' - down on tha ducks hooting thu festive tomuod. Tha Toledo coal Company's mine brought $4,750 under sheriffs sale at Yaquina. Lana county prunes a.-o about all gathered , Thu rains did aoinu damage to the crap , Tha snow is sir inches deep on the Cas cades between Lanu and Crook counties. Thu Eugene cannury hus closed duwn aftur working over 118,000 pounds of fish. The Simmons arteshm wull , northwest of Pendleton. is down 375 footaml itlll no signtt . of water. Naittiur Urn well-borer nor thu rancher Is lUsmur.-ufwl , but the latter' * funds have about given out. TSoBenton county road"nro * already in an almost impassnblo condition m many places. Water Is high onoaghJn the t.uckiamulo to float logs down that ? nayo boon accumu lating for nine yoaw. A. Vlttis and sons narsbauirht for 118,000 the Samuel Meek farm of 753 acres eight miles northwest ot Eutrcne. .Too Southwell is putting into the pavilion at The Dalles falrn protta * exhibit of sixty * four different grouses and , soma tobacco Ituvcs , together with Jerusalem and broom corn , all grown on his farm , M. M. Davis , twelver ot the Nlapxra Mill company , hns gtmo up tosUnj company's mill on thoSnntinm , having received word tnat between X.000 ) and 1,000.000 feet of logs had broken away from the boom at that place. Umatllla Indians aro.rqturnlng-from tno hunt. Ono of them , James U-sa-kita , Brought back with him to Pendlotcn six deer and two elk after a fortnight of huntIng - Ing at Ohvor orDo.jlatlon InKQ at Groon- born. born.Mr. Mr. Reynolds , the cattle buyer , has bought up to date a..WI head otboef in Crook county , every head ofwhich will bo shipped to eastern mnrkcVs. When thn ride ceases and thu Inspections are completed his purchases In that county will reucn not less than 5,000 head. The salmon nro now running a llttlo bettor at Tillamook. as silvorsldes have begun to come In. The iiltnora rannery now has twcnty-flvo boats fishing and the average catch Is about twenty-five to the boat. It la expected tno run will Improve after this rougti weather. Henry Whlto and Fred Hill , who went "ovor tno trail" with ono bunch containing 7,000 head of the E. Boettebor sheep drive from Ulnntilla county , hnvo returned to Pen- dloton. The drive was successfully mndo , and stopped at Larnmle , Wyo. , where 12,000 sheep were delivered to purchasers. Mr. Payne , who has been prospecting on his plnco opposite Wood's rock quarry , near Corvallls , after sinking a sixty-foot shaft , found that tha stonu was too difficult to nuurry , so ho opened \ipnnothor place , where ho found what ho wanted near the surfaco. Thu sandstone he fouud there was pro nounced by a Portland expert as a kind that has not been known ttr exist this sidu the Rocky mountains. Thuro is a cabbage field on the bank of the river a little above Snlem , accordinc to the Independent , which the prosrnt high water hns overflowed , leavimr the tops of the plants a little above the surface. The owner says that an immense school of carp have taiten advantage of the opportunity to fatten off his cabbngo and that his garden is fairly allva with thorn. Standing where he can see what Is going on. the plants almost look as though they were allvo , the nipping of the fish causing- them to be in a constant tremble. WnliliigttiM. Se.Tttle'3 taxable wealth is a little ever 518,000.000. Nuw Whntcom's September foreign exports wore & 0.000. Wildcats carrroff poultry about Knappa in broad daylight. Silver backed salmon are running up the streams about Port Angeles. Thuro is a turnip in tha Blaina Journal's "office which weijjhs twenty-three pounds. The Walla Walla street cars have stopped running and the superintendent declines to explain. John Uphousc of Sedro Is said to have dis covered asbestos deposits of considerable richness and extent. The Ruby creek trail is , opening to view and possible settlement extensive valleys aud bottom hinds U,000 feet aliovo sea level. Dr. Walstan ot Ocosta * wasr driven out on a railroad trestle by a bearand had to bang from the end of a beam while a freight train passed. ' A newly arrived Englishman named Rich ards advanced a Setttla bunco man $100 on an unsigned check for $3,200 a few minutes after he met him. ' The high winds have caused an immense run of flah at Aberdeen ) and phenomenal catches are the result. , a number of bouts bringing m over 300 each. B. B. Glascoclcof Sprague has sold to W. M. Wolvcrton of Spokane all his land in Lincoln county , atnuuntin < Q-io about 0.000 acres , for the sum of $70,00 The Walla "VViilla fanners have hired James Hamilton Lewis of Seattle to prose cute the enforcement of tha'Auderaon freight hills rate on wheat before thu courts. Mike Campbell of Cathlemet while out. walking along Deep river camu across some bears eating sal-lal berries and killed fourot them with his rifle. The hides will bring him about 345. John Gnlllgher. janitor oftho Pacific Na tional bank building at Tacoma , talked through the grates with a prisoner in the county jail and was himself obliged to look through iron bars for twenty minutes as a result. Ha has sued for $2,500 , damages for tha indignity. Stevenson the only town in Skamania county , is already the county seat , though only two months old , and now has a popula tion of over fifty Inhabitants ; n postoffico , saloon , hotel , billiard hail and tha only newspaper in the county. A bank , mill and general store are going in. A conservative estimate places the de struction of wheat by the recent rains in the Palouse , Potlatch and Hangman regions at over 5,000,000 bushels , and all that la har vested wilLbo murkoted as rejected wheat , tiiut being the instructions of agents to ele vator companies. When Laura Gordon was married at Cho- JiaIis last week the wedding cake proved to be one tnadu tliree years ago by herself and three companions , to bu nut for thu ono first married. OC course thu cake was just as good as wtien first made , anu an palatable as only wedding cakes can be. The Tacoma Commercial club has adopted a resolution recommending- cities of the first class , instead uf patching un their pres ent ehnrturs , unite in going before tha next legislature and asltiug that u general mu- nicipal-Incorporatbti bill to provide uniform charters throughout tha state bo passed. The government dlko in thu soutn channel , opposite West Aberdeen , has been completed , and tha dike completely closing thu middla channel will soon be finished. The engi neers will then take a rest and wait for re sults expected to coma with high water. The appropriation of $50,000 has not been completely exhausted. Athrae-footvoinof coal has been struck In boring for artesian water at Pullman. The product la pronounced , by those who know to BO ot a hlph grade and well worth going after. Tha vein was struck at a depth ofonlysixty feet , ten feet above artesian water. There is now stronir talk of organ- iang a company to go after tlio coal. A female tramp , 25 years old and good looking , is beating nor way along the Union Pncifio toward Portland , having in view California , whore shu claims to have friends. Shu says she started from Penria , 1IL , with enough money to pay her way to Los Angeles at 3 cents a milo , but that her money gave out at Boromnn , and now she hides herself wherever she can about freight trains. A tow days ago , while Mlsd Hull was coin ing down the ICalama road , shu raut n team on thu rocky point just afoovo the ICalama i As she started to ndo by the f eam , ono o o horse * bit her horse , caus- intf him to < ump sldowiso oft the hih ' llff , | forty feet. Into tlio denp water below Miss Hull managed to Jump otT on the oanx nnd escaped unhurt. The > iorsn landed in deep water anil swam safely aahoro MUrcIlnttonut. Snow Is over n foot deep at the head of Powder river In Wyoming. AtLusk. Wyo..tho other day 10,000 head of sheep were dipped for scab. Tlireo drunken Choctaws killed two whlto mon at Caddo , L T. , without provocation. The Indians In Churchill , Humboldt. Lan der and Wuito Pine counties , Nevada , are harvesting the pine nut crop , wnich Is sold to bo unusually good this season. Two sons of Andrew Carnegie hnvo been in Wyoming hunting for some tlmo past. They report game plenty , nut say that the Indians are slaughtering all species rapidly. A carload of chickens and duoks from Kansas passed through Reno , Nov , on tha way to California. Tha car contained 0,000 fowls and Is arranged so that they can Da fed and watered. The raisin crop In Riverside vnlloy , Cal. , Is about half picked , and another two weeks will finish the work. Tha crop is not aa heavy as In former years. The worn of gathering tha grapes hns been done mostly by ( vhito labor , only n few Chinese and In diana being employed. A party arrived In San Bernardino , Cal. , n few dnys since from a protracted prospectIng - Ing trip on tha desert in the region north of the Rose mine , bringing with them fine specimens of gold-bearing quartz discovered by them. An assay snows : tOXiO , ounces in brittle silver nnd $200 in gold. The ror.it Is black and of peculiar appearance. Tlio lodge discovered Is only a row Inches In width , but its richness counterbalances this. Mn. Eprron : It hnvlnir come to my knowl edge that tli era Is considerable misappre hension among members of the Commercial club and other citizens that the electrio light company has designs upon thu city for tha sala of Its plant to thu city of Omaha from the proceeds of the bond proposition before the city and now pending , I have thoucht that these reports were too preposterous to deny , but , as silence seems to be wrongly con strued , I wish to respectfully state that the electrio light company is not for solo , and it could not bo boutrlit unless compelled to do so by conditions that do not now exist mid can not ba anticipated hereafter. The electric light plant Is owned by eastern stockholders. of which I am the president and manager and not a largo stockholder. Our stock is held by over UX ) different persons , nnd who invested in thu company for an investment only. It Is my confident belief that the company would avail Its self of the cheap power from the. canal , as It In lends to be among the flrrt to compete for It , from thu city of Omnhn or who ever builds the canaL If on any account It shall be thought best to pur chase the clectrio light plant hereafter tnat purchase and sale can only bo effected be cause the city of Omaha has thu right of condemnation. Thu electric light company stands ready today to contract for 2,000- horse power in advance at the prices that have been mentioned in the different meet ings upon the canal project. Iain informed that the charge is con stantly made that tha electric llcht com pany hns gotten up this canal project to Un load itself upon the city , and that the city council will repeal the ordinance creating- the commission and abolish it so it can buy the electric light company. In an swering this lean say that , so far as the electric light company is concerned , it Is wholly without foundation , as wo never offered our works for sale. Lwould not have any part m the diversion of the canal or water works money , as the completion of the canal will bo the prada of inv life. I am asked why I take so much interest m the canal project , and conclude to answer it publicly. Thut the same motives ( and those only ) that impelled mo to commence the sur vey of this canal alone six years ago and persistently continued it since , at a personal sacrifice o nearly $5,000. others refusing to help , and was called a crank for thinking of sucn u tning as a water power on a plain , is my only answer. Somu object to my being on the commission , and to these I will say that while T feel competent- sit upon the commission , after having had over twenty years experience in building' aud operating water powers. E would rather ba loft off of It than that the building of the canal should be Imperiled. Idld uotseelcoraslctogo on the commission , and iny only ambition-ls to see the canal built , as I expect to end my days in Omaha and have largo property in terests at stake by the rise or fall of this city. "Vary respectfully , S. L. Wiusr. BEErarjsTX'3 BAIT. Organized Labur ami Populists Indignant Ovnr the Action of an Editor. The action ot The Western Laborer , supposed to be issued In the interests ot organized labor , in supporting a ticket in cluding Bennett for sheriff , is severely con demned by members and leaders of the people's party and Knights of Labor. They Intimate that the fishhook , on this occasion , was "baited , " but that the goods can never ba delivered. Tha attempt to gall the citizen is too plain. It is also said , on good authority , that since the lust issue ot the paper a proposi tion has been made to tna people's party to reorganize the management of the paper , which will then advocate the election of the straight people's party ticket. This' leaders of that party , it Is reported , do not look with much laver upon such a scheme. Chairman Cohen , Candidate Fowler ler , Secretary Snckctt and a number of others mot yesterday lorenoon at head quarters and discussed the attitude of the paper. "I didn't have enough money , " said Mr. Fowler , ' otherwise I might have recuivod the endorsement. " Scrofula eradicated and all kindred dis eases cured by Hood's Karsnnarilla , which , by its vitallZiuff and alterative effects , makes pure blood. ItrfutiiU Uiu Itf < | llrjt. Mumle and H. C. Curry were arrested yes terday afternoon at the corner of Sixteenth and Cumlng'streots by Officer Dubois. Thu officer says that Mrs. Curry was creating a disturbance , and when hu went to arrest her she resisted with so much vigor that hu callud on her husband to assist In arresting his own wifo. Hu naturally refused , and Uubols placed him uudor arrest for refusing , Llttlo pills for great ills : DeWitt's Little Early Hlsei-a. Odd IfallmTH U u in n Amooiutliin. Thu Odd Fellows Homo trustees of 3Ja- braska hold their first meeting at Lincoln immediately af tor .thu adjournment of the grand lodge , and pnrfootud a temporary or ganization by the election of John Evans of Omaha , temporary president , and Ueorsa N , Bouls , Uiini > orary secretary. Tha board * , then adjourned , subject to the call of tha temporary president , to muut at Fremunt. If.'Attacks on J.WashingPowders 'doh't affect Pearline. Pearline is a wash- > ing-compound , in powder form , to be sure , "K" + quite a different tilingIt's made so that it acts upon dirt as noth ing-else will , but can't possibly do any harm to substance , POWDER hands or fabric. Soap-makers are advertis ing against washing-powders , claiming- that they ruin die clothes. They're more dian half _ right But Chemical analysis and die experience of millions of ! women , prove that Pearline hasn't the power to harm clodies that ? soap1 has. And it saves all that ruinous nibbing" that you havertto use with , soap , besides , " - Peddlers and some unscrupulous grocers will tell TOU , 3k " this U as good as" or " the samu Pearline " ' " - - - b * tu * * w as * W MW1IG > IT'S FALSE Pciriiao is never peddled , if your crocer sends you aa imitation , be honest unJ it but. QM JAMES PVLri" Nw York. CLOTHING GREAT " HALF PRICE SUIT SALE. 500 MEN'S CHEVIOT SUITS FOR ON THE DOLLAR. Beginning this morningwe will place on sale 500 men's sack suits , made from all wool cheviots and cassimeres , S5.00 which were made for this season's busi . ness to sell at $10 , $12 and $15 , at the $6.50 unheard of price of $5 , $6.50 and $7.50. . This means business , and is a rare op $7.50 portunity to buy reliable clothing at a . nominal price. BOYS' DEPARTMENT. Boys' 2-piece Suits. We mean to keep our boys' department busy this week and will have on sale over 500 suits of boys' all wool cassi- $3.50 mere and cheviot suits at $2,50 and . $3.50 , which cannot be duplicated for less than double , outside the Continental. Men's Fancy Worsted Pantaloons $2.75 500 pairs of fancy worsted pantaloons , similar to those sold by us recently , will be on sale Monday and " Tuesday at - IJM MIJXU that the Continental Half Price Suit Sale will be die greatest feature in Omaha this week , HTAL CLQne HOUSE , * THERE IS SCIENCE IN NEATNESS.11 BE WISE AND USE SAPOLIO MAGNETIC NERVINE. 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