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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.
Is sold with written
guarantee to cure
N orvoiia ProBtra-
tlan , FIIB , Oinl-
nnBB.Hcadacho nnd
Hi'urnleta and Wako-
fulnewicnu erlbr i-
rawslYouieolOniuin ,
t Tobacco nml Aleo-
BEFORE - "AFTERelan. . aoftBnl'rfaof
the Brain , raulm : Misery , InaanitynndDoath ;
Barront-gfl , Iinpotoncr , Lane Power in either eoi ,
Premnturn Old AKO , InvolnntniTLusfPS , oniuwl
br oTep ndulgraco , ovorxortlonof UiWBrnui nna
Errors of Youth. Ittrtvotto W ilc Orrauii Uiulr
Nntural Vigor raid dnnblns Iho Jojn of llfn : cur
Luoorrheca and Fnra-lo Wnalmew. A. month's treat-
rarat , In plain iiaclraKO , bjr mull. In any addre , tl
nor bar , a baii i fi will ! every 15 onlc-nam irlve a
Written Cunranto tneuroorrolundthemonnT.
Ulrculara free , au&rnutco iMUDtl only by our exclusive -
clusivo agunu
Kuhn & Ca.Solo Aijonta.Otnalin.Nob
aiiloltiy m
LOST VITALITY rrous Ditbll-
-
uuui ii i nui i i
Ity ota. , miiYilv ciinwl by
E DAPO , thn grant Ulndon lla-mtdy. Sold with writ-
tMi ininmnnw of aura. Samplu em frne. Aildroi *
Oriental MuOicnl Co. , 3d Plruiuuiu Pliuu.Clncuru ,
111.
Send for price lists , discounts , otc.on
Rubber Boots , Shou.s , Felt Boots ,
and German Sox to
ZACE.AHY T. LINDSEY ,
OMAHA , NEB.
T5TT > AT 17 VU Catarrh Powiltrmiriwcatarrh
13 llViN Ii i O Ail dnisTTlhtu. 6U onitii.
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banantui niulutmveluuu. I'U. . UuxUJt. UlUcu lid
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Medicines and Books
.
For Doctors anil the Public.
Medicine Cases Filled
For SI , $2.50 and $4.
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Kmv onus tniterUxJ nltcmoou
oaiuu day. I'urfoot lit guar-
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