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SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI
Mktnfcon Impressions of the Early anil Later Explorers , FROM BENTON TO THE NATIONAL PARK Tli Country Drained by tlio Hirer llcyond the Ilriill ot NnvlKiitlon It * Kent Sunrra In Wondcrlnnd Tlio I'alU und tlio Ciinjon. Since tlio tlmo when Lewis ami Clarice as- ccnclcil the Missouri rlvor In a , rowboat , DC- cupying tlio better part of the years 1801-2-3 , equipped by the Unltcil States government for the purpose or exploring the country along and at the source ot the Missouri river , tlio stream has become familiar as far as the head of navigation , Fort Ilenton , Mont. Heyond that point It Is yet compara tively unknown , A correspondent of the New York Kvenlng Post , writing from Helena , says the "Rreat muddy" loses Its peculiar characteristic features above Fort Ilenton , and the water becomes an clear , cold and spark ! I UK as n mountain trout stream. Flowing directly out from Us mountain source , over a rocli paved bed , but little of the soil ot the valleys Is carried by the water In tha form of sediment , except mlmtto particles ot snml which quickly find3 Us way to the bottom At sharp bends of tlio river this sand ha ; often found obstructions , so that during UK ages of accumulation Immense sandbar ; Jiavo been formed , nearly every one of whlcl Is rich In flour gold of such extreme fineness that the pura yellow metal Is susceptible o ; suspension In clear water. For many yean past these bars have been worked by nomaflti miners , who have brought to bar the ac quired placer mining knowledge of tlio pas' thirty ydars , but so far without astonishing success , the gold being so light and fine tha It has been found almost Impossible to savi it In sufficient quantities to make- the wort profitable. It can almost be said that ot the banks of the upper Missouri one breathe : an atmosphere laden with golden dust , am miners declare that respectable assays o the yellow metal mny be obtained by gather Ing I lie leaves from the trees along tin banks of tlio stream. So fine In this gold however , that some 200,000 particles of I are required to make the value of a cent ( r Some day , when science- shall have dls covered a method to save this gold , a bountl ful harvest may bo the result. THE TIIHEE FOUKS. Without reflecting- the work accom pllshed by Lowls and Clarke , under the dlf flcultles which besot them at the lime , It I : a fact that It was fruitful ot but little bonefl to the United States In a mlncraloglcal o scientific sense. Geographically , they pub llshed the course of the river , discovered tin great falls of the stream and followed th < river to Us source , where the Jefferson. Jladl son and Gallntln unite , at what is now knowi ns the town of Three Forks. They also kep correct and profuse data concerning th size and quality of mosquitoes they encoun ' . .ered.which seemed to bo then , ns now plentiful end ferocious. Ascending the Missouri from Fort Denton tlio river flows , for nboiit 100 miles througl extensive plains , often broken Into rougli high table lands a short distance back fron the stream. These plains were once th favorite feeding grounds for countless num bers of the big Kimo of America. Includln ; the buffalo and the elk. Uefore leaving tb maitt range of the Uoclcy mountains , whos outlines form the background for a series ere ro > s 'nost beautiful pictures , the rive ges over a aeries of falls , three In num her. nny one of which is sepond only In tm portaiieo to Niagara. Kor twenty miles o more tit this point the upper Missouri pluftge down , * series of rocky stalr.s to tha plains be low , lashing itself Into foam , boiling , surf Ing and plunging , forming a sorlea ot ver beautiful rnplds , The lower of the falls of the MIsBour known us the "Great Falls , " la n perper dlcular fall of about ninety feet. The rive at this point Is estimated to contain a vo time of water about thrr-i times greater tba that of the Ohio at 1'ltunurg. This irr mcnso volume is hero confined bowcen rock walls on either side Irom 200 to 500 feet i height , and about 300 yards In width. NCJ to the right bank nearly halt the stream d < sceuds vertically , with such terrific force ate to send continuous and always beautiful cloud of spray sometimes 200 feet or more In 111 air. These gorgeous columns are ofte dissolved Into a thousand fantastic shape bent down nnd up by whirling masses < snow-white foam , the whole under searchln shafts of golden sunlight , being enhanced I beauty Impossible to word-picture. Tl : other side of the river Is precipitated ovf successive ledges of from ten to twcnt Teet , forming n magnificent view , some 2 ( yards In breadth and ninety feet In pcrpei dlcular elevation. A vast bisln of tirilni foaming waters succeed below , their dec green color and commotion betraying prodigious volume and depth. FALLS AND CANON , Some- six miles above arc the "Halnbo Falla , " fifty feet In perpendicular tteicen The entire river , here 1,200 feet wide , hur Itself , over an unbroken rocky rim , ns regi tar 4n Its outline as a work of art. Into vast , rock-hound amphlthealur , where II roar and commotion ot the water make fascinating scene. Another four miles up stream and the ro : o * the "Black Kagle Kails" Is heard. He : the intlro river takes a , vertical plunge i twenty-six feet. In midstream Is a lltt rocjsy Island upon which an antiquated Hocl < mountain eagle , long since a subject ot pi trlotlc history , Is spending the rcmilnlr days of a ripe old ago In an eternal Four I ot July. The river , where thesj tails arc locate flaws through a grand natural canon , not i long , so deep or BO picturesque as that the Grand Canon of the Colorado , but tl volume oC water la far greater and the sit rounding plains susceptible ot a higher stn of cultivation , girt ubout with huge no\ crowned mountain range * , down whoae aid flow little arteries which form the life b1o < of the raivchse. fed by melting snows oft above timber line. The river In Its is less flow has cut a path for Itself throut the rock ot the plains , sometimes to a dep ot 650 feet , anil the series of falls adj wild beauty to tbo scene. Tha river hero flows directly north unt In the vicinity of Fort Asslnabolne. readies Its northernmost limit a fovv mil from the Rrltlsh possessions , where It tun east and southeast. South Ot the Ore Falls , some sixty or seventy miles , the strea bursts through Its Rocky mountain b.irrU at unco freeing Itself from the mountain gliding cut Into the sunllRht ot the plain a. condition which steadily prevails uu it finally Joins the Mlslsslppl. OATH OF THE MOUNTAINS. From the falls south are the proper hea waters of the Missouri. The point whe the rlrer bursts through the mountains fcnowrt as tha "Gate ot the Mountains , " > pot which , for beauty and grandeur iccnery , Is unsurpassed In the United Stall The entire volume of the river Is here for distance ot about five miles confined toi i average width of less than 300 feet , t mountain walls 011 cither slilo rising perpe dlcularly for much of the distance me limn 1.000 feet , and In one or two Instunc leaning far out over the channel. T stream , generally so swllt , Is herons plat us the surface of a sheltered Inland lal making a polished mirror for the heigh end for Hie graceful pines which spring frt every crevice. The- water Is clrar nnd eo rrnlr.g with flan , and Is from ten nty feet deep throughout Ihr entire nm The Brajlsh granltr wnlU are turretrd a pinnacled In a striking manner , rslnK [ hlstr bore their water-wished faundatloi with only a dainty etrlp ot heaven's bl vlalbtc. Occasion * lly a gigantic nrt-c rears llfclf , through < be pierced eyelet which the blue sky cuti In seen , tormina Nittlui : ot wrest lurqualtr , The cchqra tlio canon nnke the voice sotin.l srpulchi cnil the dlBclinrKQ of a rifle almost deaf * Ins. larg ? spring * occasionally leap frt the rocks und mini ; ! * with thai * of t river An occasional alcove , where A f < graceful bunches ot willows have aoi Jootbold. and Bhndu the stream , help tu the- picture to rarest b.auty , For thi ! lei thereit scarcely a foothold at t w tir' edge tor man or beast. The I natural flisureg which do break these al most solid walls af piled with huge broken pillars , angular rock * nnd gigantic -slabs ot granite , hurled by tha fury of the olemonU through countless ages , forming natural bridges I'l iin brink to brink. Ducks and eeeso are plentiful along the shaded re treat , and the few COVOB which gave vegeta tion a foothold abound In luscious wild strawberries , raspberries , service-berries and currants. No description ot this portion of the upper Missouri Is complete without reference to- that now famous northern landmark , the "Ucartooth. " This litigo pillar of rock , which pushes Itself heavenward to a height of 2,500 feet above the river , looks llko the tooth of a bea. ' and Is plainly visible from Holna , a distance of twenty-five milts , Deep serrations In the gigantic mass of rock composing it rise from base to summit , fore telling some trofncndous elldci In tlio near future , Indeed , only n short I line ago a section of the "tooth" weighing tho'isands of tons became detached , and thnn'l'rcl dti'vn the almost perpendicular Ii'lgltt , through the dcnso forest which surrounds Its base. cutting a broad midway. This (3 ( liable to bo repeated ns loon as the frusta of ivlntei have siilliclcntly lifted nnJ. loosn > ! d the masses of rode which nlruj'ly teem to bo but feebly attached to this laii'lnnrk. TUB ACTUAL SOUHCB. Ascending the river from the "Gate of the Mountains , " we leave the city of Helena , the capital anil commercial metropolis of Montana , nestled twelve miles nwny to the west , close up In the shadow of the "national backbone. " It Is at about this point that the great golden gulches , coming down to the river from th surrounding mountains , begin to make their appearance , from whose gravelly beds millions ot dollars In gold have been secured. All along the river for miles as one ascends are numerous sandbars , every one at which is rich with powdered gold. At Townsend , where the Northern Pacific crosses the river for the List time , and at Toston , a few miles further up the stream , spasmodic efforts have been made and con siderable money expended trying to save the deposits , but without success. From the "Gate of the Mountains" to the source ot the river at Three Forks the stream flows over a pebbly bed , nnd the water Is clear and cold , Three Forks Is the mountain home of the Missouri , EO allied because It Is here that the Gallatln , Jefferson and Madi son rivers unite to form the stream , which thus starts an Its long journey to the gulf a full-Hedged river. Hach of these streams Is a r.spectablo river of Itself. The acfal hcidvv it-jr of the Missouri , or wiii-t ehouM be known as yiich h.i I It ben Intt'lllrently named , n DoLi-v'r . > r Shnsboro lake , In the National park. This lake , a considerable body ot water , Is the source ol the Madison river , and forms with the river the draln.iEO cutlet for most of the waters ot that portion of the National park. The Gallatln , or left source of the Missouri , la formed by two streams , the K.isL and tVtstGnllatln , which unite about a mile above Ua junction with theMissouri. . The Mad- lion and the Oall.it n are both somewhat smaller than the Jefferson. Had Lewis and Clarke ascended the Madison Instead ot tlic Jefferson , which , being tha larger stream , they naturally mistook for the continuation of the Missouri , they would have discovered the famous geysers In FIrchole Basin , She- shone lake , nnd all the- country which is now Incorporated within the limits of the Natlon.il park. The Dig Hole and the Ucaverhead rtvera flow Into the Jefferson at Twin Bridges , n few miles from the con fluence of the Jefferson with the Missouri , sc that In reality there are six considerable rivers , all joining one another within t radius ot a few miles , which unite to form the longest river In the world , measured frorr the gulf to the heart of the Rocky mountains Dvorak has been engaged to assist as con ductor In the Eisteddfod at Cardiff. Wales In 1855. Last year was extremely disastrous to the opera houses of Italy , largely owing , It li stated , to the scarcity ot properly trained singers. No fewer than tnirty-slx theater ! had to be closed for lack of support. Provincial Russia has 127 theaters , employ ng 6,500 persons. The average receipt o each theater Is 25,000 rubles. Of these the aters six were- devoted to opera , , twenty-fou ; to operetta and ninety-seven to the drama. The Uostonlans will begirt rehearsals to : their season early In September. They ar staging two or moro new operas , and Jessli Bartlett Davis , who Is. to remain their prlmi donna contralto , has started tor New Yorl tp rehearse- the new roles assigned to her. Jennie Veamana , It Is reported. Is sufferlni from nervous prostration and has been or dcrcd by her physician to take a long rest She will , therefore , not open her season Ii September as she intended , but hopes to b able to begin her tour by the middle of th' ' season , John L. Stoddard , who Is now located a Baden Dade-n. writes enthusiastically of hi now lectures , which hu Is now perfectly from notes of travel to various places on th continent. He has also made some valuabl finds In the way of photographs for lllustra tlon. Ho will return in September. Itobert Mantell , who will again be man aged by Augustus Pltou , begins his next star ring tour1 September 3 , In Salem , Mass. HI repertory at the commencement of the seasoi will Include "Monbirs , " "The Corsica : Drothers , " "Othello. "Hamlet" and "Parr haslus. " Later a new play will be produced Dvorak's American symphony , "From th New World , " which was given a. first contl nental performance In Carlsbad by Lobltzky' orchestra the latter part of July , was re celved with unusual enthusiasm by an Inter national audience. The slow movement wa redemanded. Padcrewskl begins his , American season i : New York Ds-cember 27. and will play hi Polish Fantaale for piano and orchestra fo the first time In the , United States. lie wll then leave for San Francisco and otho western cities and. not appear In New Tfor : again till the end of March. Nothing vexes Verdi more than , for hi vocalists to stop to bow and curtsey whe applauded , They should bo deaf to all ar plause , unless that which follows the fall c the curtain. He looks on the applause tha follows "points" as stupid and Impertinenl and as betraying a want of musical'educa tlon. Wagner was of the same mind. In t'ae New York supreme court Justlc Burnett made a decree ordering Actor J. H Kmmat to- pay his wife , Daisy May Eminei alimony at the rate ot $200 a month durln th ? pendency ot her suit against him for at solute divorce and a counsel fee- for $25 < The co-respondent Is Gmlly Lytton , the leai : Ing woman of theactor's company. M. Tolstoi has written an operatic llbrett with a moral , the title being "The Distiller , and the abject being to cure the Russia peasant of his fondness tor ardent spirit distilled from grain , Mine , Slcrova set th work to music , but the experiment does n < appear to have been successful , probably b ( cause- the Russian peasantry , to whom tli story mainly appealed , do not go to the open ] Muvv 'lou Tr.tiigformnllon. Milwaukee Sentinel. Tin4 relative slz s of Piesldent Grov < Cleveland and Senator Arthur Pue Ooi man were like this when the president letter to Congressman Wilson was read I the house : Cleveland : O Gorrmn : o Hut since the vote of the house dcmi cratlr caucus , deciding -by ISO to 21 to n ced from the opposition to the senate bll there- has been n BhrlnkaRB in the uppai ent di.ncnelaiis of the president , while Go : man's itlzo lias considerably swelled , LJli UllH ! Cleveland : o Gorman : O .lu.t < mu . A. oewspipir tunny man has Invented n an nhsQluUly fresh , but n comparetiTe new Joke nv > ou a Tcrj old subject. Mlsa TlmlJ wjs talking about btr ow nervousness , mid Her vurlou * night Urm > . "DM you ever Ond a luan under your Le Mrs lihift ! " tlio asked. "Yes , " said that worthy woman , "Tl night we thought there were burgUra In , tl house I found my husband there. " CooKt Imperial. World' * fair "hlghe award , excellent chautptguo ; good etfenre cencit , ugreetbl * bouquet , dtliciouj flavor. " SOftK AXVJMTIIAL t Tom Miution In Life. . My ancestors were goodly men , Anil Rtou I of limb and muscle. They bore the palm of victory , In many a warlike tussle , Bomo Milled along the Spanish main. Borne worked at blncksmlTli'a bellows. And some wrote poems to their king , But they were oil good fellows. Honest and worthy men were they , Some rough nnd others polished. Alaal that nucli good work an theirs By time Bbouia be demolished. I'verend their lives nnd blush to find So much true worth revealing , And yet for them I must admit , I have no kindly feeling. I bate them with a deadly hate , flieso honest men of merit , 'Tig not for what they've given me , Hut what 1 don't inherit. It's their own fault. Jly thoughts ot them Might be as sweet ns boney , If they had but bequeathed to mo The art of making money. A SOCIAL DEAL ON 'CHANGE , DY nODRUT BAIIR. ( Copyrighted. 1 H , by the Author. ) It was In. the days when drawing rooms n-era dark and filled with brlc-a-brac , The darkness enabled the half blinded vis itor , coming In out of the bright light , to knock over grjicetully n jjoo Vase that had como from Japan to meet disaster In New York. In a corner of the room was seated , in a deep and luxurious armchair , a most beauti ful woman. She was the wife of the son ol the richest man in America ; she was young ; her husband was devotedly fond ot her ; she was mistress of a palace ; anything thai money could buy was hers did she but ex press the wish ; but she was weeping softlj and had just made up her mind that she wa ! the most miserable creature In all the land If a stranger hid entered the room ho would flrst have been Impressed by the facl that ho was looking at the prettiest woman he had ever seen ; then ho would have been haunted by the idea that ho had met hei somewhere before. If he were a man movlnj In artistic clrcl ° s he might perhaps remem ber that he had seen her face looking dowr at him from various canvases In picture , ex hibitions ; and unless he were a strangei to the gossip of the country he could hard ! ) help recollecting the dreadful fuss the- paper : made , as It It wcro any business of theirs when young IM Druce married the- artists model celebrated for her loveliness. Every one has read the story ot that mar rlage ; goodness knows the papers made tin most ot It , as Is their custom. Young Ed who knew much more of the world than < lt < his father , expected stern opposition , and , li knowing the unlimited power unlimited wealth gave to the old man , ho did not rlsl an Interview with his parent , but eloped will the girl. The flrst inkling old man Druci had ot tha affair was from a vivid , sensa tlonal account ot the runaway in an evcnln ; paper. Ho was pictured in the paper as at Implacable father , who was at that momen searching for the elopers with a shotgun Old Uruce had been too often the centra figure of a journalistic sensation to mini what the sheet said. Ife promptly tola graphed nil over the country , nnd , gettlni Into communication with his son , asked bin ( electrically ) as a favor to bring his youni wlfo home and not make a foot of himself So the truant pair , much relieved , came bacl to New York. Did Drucc was a taciturn msn , even will his only san. Ho wondered at flrst tbit th bay should have so misjudged him as t < suppose he would raise Abjections , no mat ter whiim the lad wished to marry. H was bewildered rather than enlightened whei Ed told htm he feared opposition bccaus the girl was poor. What difference on eirtl did that make ? Had he not money enougl for all ot them ? It not , was there an ; trouble In adding to their store ? Were tuer not railroads to bo wrecked ; stockholders t bo fleeced ; Wall street lambs to be shorn Surely a man married to please himself an not to make money. Ed assured tha ol man that cases had been known where suspicion of mercenary motives hod hovere < around a matrimonial alliance , but Drue expressed the utmost contempt tor such state ol things. At flrst Ella had been rather afraid of he silent father-in-law , whoso very name mad hundreds tremble nnd thousands curse , bu she soon discovered that the old man actu ally stood in awe of her , and that his appai ent brusqueness was the- mere awkwardnes he felt when In her presence. Ho was nns lous to please her and worried himself wor dsrlnc whether there was anything sh wanted , One day ho fumbllngly dropped a choc for $1,000,000 In her lap , and , with som nervous confusion , asked her to run out , Ilk a good girl , and buy herself something ; I that wasn't enough she was to call on hit for more. The girl sprang from the chal and threw her arms around his neck , muc to the old man's embarrassment , who wo not accustomed to such a situation. Sh kissed htm In spite of himself , allowing th check to flutter to the floor , the most valuabl bit of paper floating around loose in Amerlc that day. When he reached his office he surprised hi son. He shook his (1st ( In the young fellow' ' -aco and said sternly : "If you ever say a cross word to that 11 : tlo girl , I'll do what I've never done ye I'll thrash youl" The young man laughed. "All right , father. I'll deserve a thrasl Ing In that case. " The old man became almost genial whei ever he thought of his pretty daughter-li law. "My little girl , " hs always called he At first , Wall street men said old Drue was getting into his dotnge , but when a nl came In the market and they found that , c usual , the old man was on the right sic of the fence , they were compelled reluc antly to admit , with emptier pockets , th : the dotage had not yet interfered with tt financial corner ot old Druce's mind. As young Mrs. Druco sat disconsolately ) her drawing room the curtains parted gent ! and her father-in-law entered stealthily , as he were a thief , which Indeed he was , ar the very greatest of them. Druce had &ma ] shifty , piercing eyes that peered out froi under his gray , bushy eyebrows like tw steel sparks. He never seemed to be looktr directly at any one , and his eyes , someho gave you the Idea that they were trying I Blanco back over bis shoulders , as If 1 feared pursuit. Some eald that old Drui was In constant terror ot assassination , whl others held that he knew the devil was t his track and would ultimately nab htm. "I pity the devil when that day comes , young Snred said once when some one hi made the usual remark about Druce. Th echoed the general feeling prevalent In Wo street regarding the encounter that was ai milted by all to be Inevitable. The old man stopped in the middle of tl room when he noticed that his daughter- ! : law was crying. "Dear , dear ! " he said , "what Is the ma ter ? Has Edward been saying nnythlr cross to you ? " "No , papa , " answered the girl. "N > body could be kinder me than Ed I There Is nothing really the matter. " Thl to put the truth ot her statement beyond a question , she began to cry atresti. The old man sat down beside her , takli one hand In 111 * own. "Money ? " he aski In an eager whisper that seemed to say I saw a solution of the difficulty if it we : financial. "Oh , dear , no. I have all the money , at more , than any one can wish. " The old man's countenance fell. If mom would not remedy the state of things ttu ho was out ot his deptb. "Won't you tell me ihe trouble ! Perha ] 1 can suggest " "It's nothing yoc can help In , papa. It nothing much , any way. Tha Misses Snei won't call on me. that's all. " Tuo eld man knit hla trows and though fully scratched hit chin. "Won't call ? " he echoed helplessly. "No. They think I'm not good enough eisoclate with them , I suppose. ' " The bushy eyebrows came down until lh < almost cbscurctt his ryes , and a dangcro light jcemed to scintillate cut from und then1. "You must be mistaken. Good sracloi I am worth ten times what eld Sneed ! Not goid enough ! Why , my name on check Is " "It Isn't i question ol check * , nape walled the girl : ' 'it's a question of * oclel I was a painter's model before I married and. no matter how rich I am , society woi have anything to do with mo. " The oM man absent-mindedly rubbed I chin , which was a jjibu he hail when perplex - plox d. He was face.tcCfaco with a problem entirely outsldo hl fl province. Suddenly a happy thought struck Mini. "Those Snced womenl" li said in' tonw of great contempt , "wlrkr'ao Miey amount to , ' | but old anyhow ? Thoy'ronfniJtlilng sour maids. They neveri'Hiroft bait so pretty ta you , Why should Vou ' cue whether they railed on you or not1' "They represent laooltty. It they cnmo , others would. " , , t n "But roclety can't IIO.TO anything against you , Ncbody has eversaid a word against your character , modpj pr , no model. The girl shook herhci d hopelessly. "Character docs not ccfunt In society. " In this statement.nho.was , of course , ab surdly wrong , but she felt bitter at all the world. Those who know society a.ro . well aware that character counts for everything within lls sacred precincts. So the unjust remark should not bo set down to the dis credit ot an Inexperienced girl. "I'll tell you what I'll do cried the old man , brightening up , "I'll ' speak to Gen eral Snced tomorrow. I'll arrange the whole business In flvo minutes. " "Do you think that would do any good ? " asked young Mrs. Druco , dubiously , "Good ? You bet It'll do good. It will settle the whole thing. I've helped Snced out of a pinch before now , and he'll fix up a little matter llko that for me In no time. I'll Just have a quiet talk with the general tomorrow , and you'll see the Snced car riage at the door next day at the very latest. " Ho patted her smooth , white hand affectionately. "So don't you trouble , little girl , about trifles , and whenever you want help you Just tell the old man. Ho knows a thins or two yet , whether it Is on Wall street or Fifth avenue. Snecd was known In New York as the Gen eral , probably because he had absolutely no military experience ) whatever. Next to Druco ho had the most power In the financial world of America , but there was a great dlstanca between the flrst and the second. It It cams to a deal In which the general and alC the world stood against Druco , the avorapo Wall street man would bet on Druco against the whole combination. Bo- sldcs this , the general had the reputation of being a "square" maa , and that naturally told against him , for everyone ono Itnew that Druco was utterly unscrupu lous. But If Druce and Snced were known to be together in a deal , then the financial world of New York ran for shelter. Therefore , when Now York saw old Druco como In with the stealthy tread of a two-legged leopard and K'nnco ' furtively around the great room , singling out Snecd with nn almost Imper ceptible sldo nod , retiring with him Into a remote corner where more ruin had been con cocted than on any other spot on earth , and talking there eagerly with him , a hush fell on the vast assemblage of men , and tor the moment the financial heart of the nation ceased to beat. When they saw Sneed take out his note book , nodding -assent to what ever proposition Druco was making , a cold Bhlvcr communicated Itself to the electric nerve web ot the world , and storm signals began to fly in the monetary centers of Lon don , Paris , Berlin , and Vienna. Uncertainty paralyzed the markets of lh& earth , because two old men wcro holding a whispered conversation with a multitude of men watching them out of the corners ot their eyes. "I'd give half a million to know what these two old fiends are concocting , " said John P. Duller , the great wheat operator , and ho meant it ; which goes to show that a man docs not really know * -what he wants , nnd would be very dissatisfied If he got It. "Look hero , generaljald ? Drucc , "I want you to do me a faygr. " a "All right , " replied thq general , "I'm with you. " "It's about my vllUlo girl , " continued Druco , rubbing his r chin , not knowing just how to explain matters ; | n the cold financial atmosphere of the phiceIn which they found themselves. u ; "Ohl About Ed's wife , " said Snecd , looking puzzled.n . . , "Yes. She's fretting ber , heart out because your two girls won't .call . upon her. I found her crying about" It yesterday after noon. " " n j "Won't call ? " cried ntho general , a be wildered look coming over his faco. "Haven't they called yetj ? You pee I don't bother much about that.sort of thlnB. " "Neither do I. Npj , Jhey haven't called. 1 don't suppose they mean anything by It , but my little girl thinks they do , BO I said I would speak to you about It. " "Well , I'm glad you did. I'll see to thai the moment I got home. What time shall I tell them to call ? " The Innocent old man , little comprehending what he was promising , pulled out his note book and pencil , lookinj Inquiringly at Drucc. "Oh , I don't know. Any time that Is convenient for them. I suppose women know all about that. My little girl Is at home most all afternoon , 1 guess. " The two men cordially shook hands , and th ( market Instantly collapsed. It took three days for the financial situa tion to recover Its tone. Druco had noi been visible , and that was all the more ominous. The older operators did not relaa their caution , because the blow had not yel fallen. They shook their heads and ea.lt the cyclone would be all the worse wher It came. Old Druce came among them the thlri day , and there was a set look about hi : lips , which students of hla countenance dli not like. The situation was complicated b ] the evident fact that the general was trylni to avoid him. At last , however , this was m longer possible , the two men met , and aftei a word or two they walked up am drwn together. Druco appeared to bo saylm little , and the firm set of hla lips did noi relax , while the general talked rapidly am was seemingly making some appeal that wai not responded to. Stocks Instantly went uj a few points. "You see , Drucc , It's like this , " the gen eral was saying : "Tho women have theli world and wo have ours. They ore , In i " measure "Are they going to call ? " asked Druce curtly. "Just let mo finish what I was about t < say. Women have their rules of conduct and wo have " "Are they going to call ? " repeated Druci In the same hard tone of voice. The general removed his hat and drov his handkerchief across his brow and ovei the bald spot on his head. He wished him self In any place but where ho was , inward ) ; cursing womankind and all their silly doings Bracing up , after removing the molstun from his forehead , he took on on expostu latory tone. "See here , Drucc , hang It all , don't shove i man Into a corner. Suppose I asked you to gi to Mrs. Ed and tell her not to fret nbo.u trifles , do you suppose she wouldn't , Jus because you wanted her not to ? Como now1 ! Druce's silence encouraged the general ti take It for assent. "Very well , then. You're a bigger mai than I am , nnd If you could do nothing wltl one young woman anxious to plcaso you , wha do you expect mo ito do with two oil molds as set in their wtys as the- Palisades It's all dumb nonsense , ( anyhow. " Druce remained silent. After an Irksomi pause the hapless : gnneral floundered on. "As I said at J5r ! . women have their worli and wei have ours.-i JJo-w , Druce , you're i man of solid common isense. What wouli you think II Mrs. Ed were to como here am Insist on your buying Wabash stock whei you wanted to load up with Lake Shore Look how absurd that would be. Very well then ; wo have no jnore right to Interfer with the women than they have to Intefer with us. " I ' "If my little glrl/wanted the whole Wa bash system , I'd buy Iti for her tomorrow , ' said Druce with rising anger. "My ! What a alilmp It would make In th market ! " cried the I general , his feeling o discomfort being momentarily overcome b ; the magnificence of Draco's suggestion."How ever , all this doesn't .need to make any dlf ference In our friendship. If I can bo of an ; assistance financially , I shall only be too ' "Oh I need your financial assistance ! ' sniered Druce. He took his defeat badly However , In a moment or two he pulled him self together and seemed ta ( bake off th trouble. "What nonsense I am Ulklng , he sal when he had obtained control ot hlmselj "We all need asslttanca now and then , an none of u know when we may need I badly. In ftct , there I * a little deal I In tended to speak to you about lodey , bu this confounded business drove It out of m mind. How much Gilt edged security bar you In your satol" "About thfee millions worth , " replied th general , brightening up , now that they wee otf the thin Ice. "That will be enough tor me If wa ca make a dicker. Suppose we adjourn to you ofllco. This 48 too- public a place lor a talk. They went out together. "So there Is no III feeling ? " said the gen DR. BAILEY'S DENTAL PARLORS Iliird Floor Paxton Block , IGlli and Fan. -Untrrmun tdtli tfrn'ot H/tJo. .Iffrmfniif. Trlrji/ioiir lOKJ. Orrmcm S Teeth Without Plates Fixed and Removable Bridges , Gold nnil Poroolniit Crown- Gold nml norcolninbrlilgo tooth , l2k ! , SO. 00 per tootlr Kumovnblo bridges , $0.00 to $20.00 per sot. Gold crowns. 50.00 to $8.00. Porcelain crowns , $5,00. Gold linings , $2.00 nnd up. Alloy , silver nnd com out filllnps , $1.00. A full sot on rubber , Jo.OO. Painless extraction , f > 0c. licliablo ffoit Always nnd a guuruntoo on every plcco of work. oral , as Druco arose to go , with the secur ities In his handbag. "No. Dut we'll stick strictly to business after this and leave social questions alone , Uy 'tho way , to show thnt there Is no ill feeling , will you como with me for n blow on the sea ? Suppose wo say Friday. I hnvo Just telegraphed for my yacht , and she will leave Newport tonight. I'll hnvo some good champagne on board. " "I thought sailors Imagined Trlday was an unlucky day ! " "My sailors don't. Will 8 o'clock bo too early for you ? Twenty-third street wharf. " The general hesitated. Druce was wonder fully friendly all of a sudden , and ho knew enough ot him to bo just a trifle suspicious. Hut when ho recollected that Druco him self was going , ho said : "Where could a telegram reach us If it were necessary to telegraph ? The market Is a trifle shaky , and I don't Ilka being out of town all day. " "The fact that wo are both on the yacht will steady the market. Dut wo can -drop In at Long Branch and receive dispatches If you think It necessary. " "All right , " said the general , much re lieved , "I'll meet you at Twenty-third street at 8 o'clock Friday morning , then. " Diuco's yacht , the Seahound , was a magnif icent steamer almost as largo as nn Atlantic llrer. It was currently believed In New York that Druce kept her for the sola purpose ot being able to escape In her should an ex asperated country ever rlsa In cs might and demand his blood. It was rumored that the Seahound was ballasted with bars ot solid gold and provisioned tor a two years' cruise. Mr. Duller , however , claimed that the tend ency ot nature was to revert to original conditions , and that some fine morning Druce would hoist tlio black flag , sail away and become a real pirate. The great speculator , in a very nautical suit , was waiting for the general when lie drove up , nnd the moment he came aboard lines wcro cast oft and the Seahound steamed slowly down the bay. The morning was rather thick , so they were obliged to move cautiously , and before they reached the bar the fog came down so densely that they had to stop , while bell rang and whistle blew. They were held there until It was nearly 11 o'clock , but time passed quickly , for there were all the morning papers to read , noltbcr of the men having had an opportunity to look at them before leaving the city. As the fog cleared aw'ny and the englacs began to move , the captain sent down nnd asked Mr. Druce If he would como on deck for a moment. The captain was a shrewd man and understood his employer. "There's B tug making for us , sir , signalIng - Ing us to stop , Shall we stop ! " Old Druce rubbed his chin thoughtfully , and looked over the stern ot the yacht , lie saw a tug , with a banner ot black smoke , tearing after them , heaping up a ridge ol white foam ahead ot her. Some fUgs flut tered from the single mast In front , and she shattered the air with short , hoarse shrieks of the whistle. "Can she overtake us ? " The captain smiled. "Nothing In the har bor can overtake us , sr. ! " "Very well. Full steam ahead. Don't an swer the signals. You did not happen to see them , you know. " "Quito so , sir , " replied the captain , going forward. Although the motion of the Seahound's en gines , couU hardly be felt , the tug , In spite ot all her efforts , did not seem to be gaining , When the yacht put on her speed the little steamer gradually fell further and furthci behind and at last gave up the hopeless chase. When well out at sea something wenl wrOng with the engines , and there was o second delay of some hours. A stop at Long Iranch was therefore out ot the question. "I told you Friday was an unlucky day , ' said the general. H was 8 o'clock that evening before th ( Seahound stood off from the Twenty-thlrt street whart. "I'll have to put you ashore In a sinal boat , " said Druco ; "you won't mind that , 1 hope. Tlio captain Is so uncertain about tlu engines that he doesn't want to go nearei shore. " "Oh , don't mind that In the least. Good night. I've ' had a lovely day. " "I'm glad you enjoyed It. Wo will tak ( another trip together some time , when ] hops so many things won't happen as hap pened today , " The general saw that his carriage wai waiting for him , but the waning light dl < 1 not permit him to recognize his son iintl ho was up on dry land once more. The lool on his son's face appalled the old man. "My God ! John , what lias happened ? " "Everything's happened. Where ara tin securities that were in the safe ? " "Oh , they're all right , " said his father , i feeling of relief coming over him. Thci the thought flashed through his mind : Hov did John know they were not In the safe' Snced kept a tight rein on his affairs am no ono but himself knew the comblnatlor that would open the safe. "How did you know the securities were no there ? " "Because I had the safe blown open at : o'clock today. " "Blown open ! For heaven's sake , why ? ' "Step Into the carriage and I'll tell you 01 the way home , The- bottom dropped out o everything. All the Sneed stocks wen down with a run. We sent a tug aftei you , but that old devil had you tight. If could have got at the bonds I think I coul < have stopped the run. The situation ralgh have been saved up to 1 o'clock , but aftei that , when the Street saw wo were dolni nothing , all creation couldn't have stoppei It. Where are the bonds ? " "I sold them to Druce. " "What did you get ? Cash ? " "I took his check on the Trust Natlona bank. " "DM you cash It ? Did you cash It ? ' cried the young man. And 1C you did , when la the money ? " "Druce asked me as a favor not to presen the check until tomorrow. " The young man made a gesture ot despair "The Trust National went to smash toJa : at 2. We are paupers , father ; we haven' a cent left out of the -wreck. That checl business Is so evidently a fraud that bu what'i the use ot talking. Old Druco 1m the money and he can buy nil the law h wants In New York. Oh ! I'd Ilka to have i seven seconds' Interview with him with i loaded seven-shooter In my hand ! We'i see how much the law would do for hln then. " General Sneed despondently shook hi head. "It's no usfl , John. " ho said. "We're lithe the- same butlnesi ourselves , only thla tlm wo got the hot end of the poker. Hut h played It low down on me , pretending t bi friendly ttncl all that. " The two men dti not rpeak again until the carriage drew u at tha brown stone mansion , which earlle in the day Sneea would h v * called his own Sixteen reporter * wera waiting for them , bu the eld man succeeded In escaping to hi room , leaving John to battle with , the news paper men. Next morning the papers were full of th news ol tbo panic. They Raid that old Drue had gone In Ills yacht for a trip up th New England cooit. Thsy deducted froc thti lact that , after all , Druce might no have liad a hand In the disaster : cTerythln , was alwayi blamed on Druce. Still , It wa admitted : that whoever suffered , the Drue stocks weri all right. They were quit unanimously Jranlc In saying that the Sneed were wiped out , whatever that might mear The central had refuted himself to all th reporters , while young Sneed seemed to bo able to do nothing but swear. Shortly before noon General Snced , who had not left the house , received a letter brought by a mcsssiiRer. Ho feverishly tore It open , for ho recog nized on the envelope the well known scrawl of the great speculator. Dear Snecd ( It ran ) : You will see by the papers that I am oft on a cruise , but they are as wrong as they usually are when they speak of me. I learn there was a bit ot n flutter In the 'market while we were away yesterday , and I am glad to say that my brokers , who are sharp men , did mo a goad turn or two. I often wonder why these flurries como , but I suppose It Is to let a man pick up some sound stocks at a reason able rate , If he hns the money by him. Per haps they are alee ? ent to teach humility to these who might else become purse-proud. Wo are but finite creatures , Snced , hero today and gone tomorrow. How foolish a thing Is pride ! And that reminds me that If your two daughters should happen to think ns I do on thp uncertainty of riches , I wish you would a k them o call , I have done up those securities in a sealed packaga and given the parcel to my daughter-in-law. She has no Idea what the value ot It Is , but thinks It a Ilttlu present from mo to your girls. If , then , they should happen to call , she will hand It to them ; If not , I shall use the contents to found a college for the pur pose of teaching manners to young women whose grandfather used to feed pigs for a living , as Indeed my own grandfather did. Should the ladles happen to like each other , I think I can put you on to a deal next week thnt will make up for Friday. I like you , Snecd , but you have no head for business. Seek my advice oftener. Ever yours , DHUCE. The Snecd girls called on Mrs. Edward Druco. * ' 01' TIIK 310 31 EX T. It lias been announced with considerable flourish , in come ot the eastern papers at least possibly the trumpet sound has not been so loud in Ohio that Senator Sherman would certainly retire at the close of his present term. It bas been represented that he will then have served thirty-four years In the senate and will have beaten the record of the great Bcnton. The story has seemed to have half an air ot authority , but a cor respondent of the New Yok Telegram sug gests to any ambitious Buckeye republicans , who hope to succeed Mr. Sherman live years hence , that they had better go a little slow. The old gentleman Is young yet ; he loves politics , and he has never yet been known to let go. Moreover , these who have had an Intimate knowledge of Ohio politics within the last two years , recall that It was ex pected that this same Mr. Sherman would retire then , or within a year or so at least. Hut he was ro-olected and he did not and would not resign. He lives here happily , though , as who should not , If a senator with a million can not. His new white stone house In Franklin Square la said to have cost a million ; prob ably It did cost a hundred thousand. It Is very beautiful and the senator and his wlfo and an adopted daughter live there. The million or moro that John Sherman has made he has made In Washington real estate chiefly. Possibly anybody sufficiently thrifty could have made as much If ha ha'd had Sherman's opportunities. He has given up being president ; given It up forever , I think. He used to say when everybody howled for Blalne in 1892 , that It was an Idiotic thing , us the secretary of state was then losing his , mind ; was a hopeless para lytic , In fact , who could hardly live to ba elected , much more to serve his term. And Senator Sherman used to say then that he himself had received hs warning that ho must husband the physlcnl and mental re sources ot his old age. Yet his step Is spry and his tongue , too , for when he does talk In the senate , hla knowledge , no matter what the subject , seems to be superior to that of any acknowledged authority upon the floor. Hiisscll Sage can at shortest notice lay his hands on more money than any other man In the world. They say In the street , according to the New York World , that he keeps $10,000,000 In gold locked In the vaults of the Mercantile Trust company. Hero Is a man 11 years old , whose Ufa has been one long battle for money. Ho has won the fight. Being worth $10,000,000 he Is worth studying. He Is tall , thin , but not wasted. Ills body Is that of a man who has grown old without excesses. His shoulders are stooped , as becomes one who carries J40 , 000,000 , on his back. His forehead is not the bulging dome of so many successful Americans , It slopes backwards and gets narrower toward the top. The money-making Instinct being there , there Is no room for vices and weak nesses. His face Is not a strong one. In years j gone by It may have been stern or it may not. It was covered with a beard. Now , smooth-shaven , It Is a face that would at tract a really accomplished bunco steerer. A farmer's face with healthy , brown com plexion. An expression half cunning , half trustful , His hair is mouse-colored. HU ejrea are slurp and bright. They lie In a nest of a million little wrinkles. Some times ho winks one eye to emphasUe what he Bays. Winking Is Mr. Sago's only dissipation. When lie dissipates he gives his whole mind to It. He drops his eyelid with great de liberation , sending It down with the strength of every muecle In his body. His wink saya , plain as words , "I , Russell Sage , am winking. Am I not real devilish ? " His nose Is a good , strong nose. But It does not overshadow Us fellow teaturcs. His check bones are high like an Indian's. He has a quear way of working the muscles "of his cheek * . He draws down hU chin and the muscles of tha lower part ot his face and , at the same time , lifts the muscles fas tened to his cheek bones. No other living man can do It. Mr. Dana was managing editor and I a correspondent of a metropolitan journal. writes Jo Howard. Abraham Lincoln had signed a proclamation , tlia first call for troops during the war. I think It was in April , 1801. Then I was In Washington at the time , and being Impressed In my llttlo journalistic heart with the Importance of the occasion I ventnred. as nn Introduction to the literal proclamation phrase , upon R quotation from a favorite hymn In our fam ily clrcl ? , worded thus : We are Ih-hip , we are dwelling In a grand and nwful time , . In an age on ages telling , to bo living la sublime. "What , ttien , must It be to be a factor In the affairs ot nations , such at Abraham Lin coln , president ot the United -States , who to night has affixed Ills signature to the procla mation ? " And then followed the Lincoln document. Two lay aftervvard I received from Brother Dana by mall , not by wlr , a cautionary suggestion to the following ef fect ; "Dear Mr. Howard : After thla , If , In your dispatches you really must drop into poetry , telegraphy being t cent * a word , won't you kindly wire u tbe number of the hymn , as we have tbe book In the olTtcs , " A noteworthy Incident In the recent Bryant commemoration at hit old bomo In Cum- n EGj HlJDS S Jsc iTirerart rSirSiS This eitift- Constipation ordinary Jlo- JJliziuera , , Juvenator is Falling Bca tha most satlotiti.Nery. wonderful ouatTritchlnt discovery of nf u10 ° y the . 11 axe. and other lias lioon on- . paita. < lnr edbytho Strengthens. tltlo moil of 1 n v 1 B oratts .Europe and and tones tha America. entire system. Hudjan Is Hudian cured Deb lllty , Nervousness , Hudyan stops Kmlislona , Prematuieness nmldcvelopta nnd restorta of tha el 1 s- weak organ L cliargo In 20 Pains in tha days. Cures back , losse * LOST by driy 01 MANHOOD nifht stopped Illicitly. Oicr 2,000 private Imlornrments. I'rcinntureness nieftns ImiMitpncy In the flralf Rtngc. It Is a symptom of pcmlnal urciUness B-nd Itti-rennpss. It can b curi-il In 20 days by th use ot Jlutlynn. The new discovery wns made by the itpeclallsU > ( the old famous Hudson Metllcal Institute. II Is the tronKi > st vltallzrr made. It Is very pow r ful. but liarml'-m. Sold for tl.OO a package , or | > IC ) i > ucl > HK < ' for $5.00 ( plain sealed boxet ) . Written Runrnntoe Klvcn for a cure. If you buy BK boxes , nnd nre not entirely cured , six mon will bo sent to you free of all chnrcc. Send tot : lrculars and testimonial * . Address HUDSON MEDICAL INSTITUTE Junction Stockton Market , nnd Ellis Streets , Sail Franoisfco , Gal. mlngton , relates the Springfield Republican , was the singing at th9 close ot the forenoon exorcises ot Mrs. Julia Ward Howe's glori ous "Hattle Hymn of the Republic. " Tha whole noble poem was sung , 13. Letter Brown , son of the orator of the day , tokiac o.ich vcrs In solo with a rich biulioiio volco , and the local chorus , the "Glury , Hallpu ) < | ah ! " chorus , the audience Joining tharoln , Hut when It came to the last stanza the vot' cran John Hutchlnsoa , his fint > tenor as rich is In his prime , gave the solo "In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea , " and the effect was electric. To these who remembered the long antl-slaverjr crusade In which the Hutchlnsons took part there was a deeper significance to this "seal of the covenant. " Mrs. Howe , slttlnff amidst the rising thousands , must have felt this thrill profoundly. Senator Vest sat under the fig tree at Chamberlain's a recent hot summer nlgul and , pointing across McPherson oquafo , asked the friend sitting beside him : "If Gorman was over there and wanted to come hero and speak to us , how do you reckon he'd get here ? " "I suppos ; he'd como through the park llko anybody else , " was the reply. "No , he wouldn't , " said tha senator. "You don't know him. He wouldn't give u a second look. Ho'd start oft as It ho wat going down to the Arlington. We'd loss sight of him und forget all about him. After he got to the Arlington ha'd keep right on down Pennsylvania avenue , and If you could see him you might think he was going to the white house. He'd make an other turn and cross over In front of tha Treasury building. Then he'd go up New York avenue to Fourteenth street , com * around by the Me'can legation and walk up behind us. That la the kind ot a man Qormaj Is. " A Lewlston man , who was a policeman In Portland , Me. , when General Neat Dow wag mayor of that city In 1S54 , tolls of a man whom ho brought before Mayor Dow for abus ing his wife while drunk. The mayor or dered that the culprit bo brought before htm with his whisky botttle. Ho put the battU on the table In the court room , and the pris oner fixed hla eyes on It and admitted that he had drank out ot It. When the man wa * sent up to the jail Mayor Dow took the bottls along himself end requested the turnkey to place the flask just outside the cell door where the prisoner could sec it , and It stood there two months. He begged to have th * bottle broken or removed. Once when lh door was opened he made a daih with bit foot to break It , but did not succeed. When that man was released ho hated the sight of a whisky bottle and never tasted a drop ot liquor afterward. Wayne MacVeagh , United States ambassa dor to Italy , Is winning favorable comment at Home by his willingness to serve hla fellow- countrymen. On his arrival there lie was In vited to visit the Gould Memorial homo. Ha promptly called at the home , and was so favorably Impressed with the work carried on that lie has taken occasion to commend II heartily to tha sympathy and support ot Americans. The Oould homo Is an American charity founded In 1S72 by Mrs. Htnlly IllUs- Oould for the benefit of Italian orphans , and carried on by friends who bellovo In suck work and have heard ot this home. Captain Charles King , the novelist , docs not write at all ; he uses a phonograph. Hla hours for composition are after midnight. Having thought of a story he comes horns from the theater or social party , feeling In the best of gplrlti ; ttarta In at midnight talking his story into the phonograph , and continues at thU dictation for four hours. Thl * pracilco U resumed tbe next nlaht , and In kept up for elcnt , ten or twelve nights until , in fuel , the story Is ended. The phonograph I * then turned over to typewriters , who prepar * the manuscript , which Captain King revlxe before sending It to the publisher. The old story , good enough to be true , l revived about the Into John Qulncy Adam as a dliclple of the gentle art of fishing. It li told thai a Qulncy client of hit , whose cas was to be tried oh n certain morning , was tin- ble to get hi * counsel to go to Iloiton , ot to leave hU ( Idling boat , except long enough to writea note to the ) judge , which , wften presented , cauttd thit worthy magistrate to announce to tne court : "Mr. Adams la da. talucd on Important business. " Tha notfl read : "llenr judge : Per th sake ol old ItaaU Walton , ploasa continue my case until Krl day. The smelt are biting and 1 cau't leave. " About one-half ot the -10,000 Maoris re maining In New Zealand belong to tba Church of England. One-fourth ore elthei Weslcyuni or ltonii.ii Catholics , while fba ren alnlng one-fourth represent tha cml < heathen section that either fell away iftol tlio wan or never wer * urougut \ .