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THE OMAHA DAILY lUflBf"3lONDAY , MAHCn 1 , 1807 ,
tint It ho had been an cnrofnl In the applica tion of the Ian1 to tlio conduct of his own ofllco us ho was In applying It to the business of other people ho would not have hnd to weep bitter tears of humiliation Wednesday afternoon In County Judge Cochran's court at Lincoln. i Grand Island Independent : While there nay bo some mitigating circumstances In the case of ex-Stato Treasurer Hartlcyi owing to the depressing financial conditions , tliero seems ntr reasonable excuse for ox- Auditor Meoro dumping the fees of his office In n hole In the ground In Colorado and placing himself on n level with Hilton and the other official mistakes. Dodge Criterion : It would eccm that pub lic officials would learn sonic time that it Is never a safe plan to speculate on tlis money entrusted Jo their care , nor to farm It out to friends for a stipulated Interest. As we liavo remarked several" times before within the past two years , the sooner we all get luck to first principles In our business re * lallons and transactions , both public and private , the better It will bo for us , col lectively and Individually. Uxoter Dcmocralr No republican ncwppa- per should try to excuse any misdoings of ox-Auditor Eugene Moore. If ho Is short In Ilia accounts ho should bo punished to tbo fullest extent of the law , as should any one el sa who takes advnntngo of his official pol- tlen , a ? la reported Mr. Moore has. No man , let him belong to what party ho will , Is excusable for auch actions and every true re- I'ubllcan * vlll want to see right prevail In thh rue nml will watch the outcome with no Jlftlt ) Interest. Giirdon Journal : And now ex- State Audi tor Kuganp Moore IB a defaulter of the public funds to the amount at $23,000 , which his bondsmen will bo called upon to put up. Jiooir recklessly Invested the state's money /n a Colbtndo silver mlno and now ho must face the music. If nugcno Moore suffers dls- Kraco or even serves a term behind the bars , li has no one to blame but himself. Ho was counted an honorable man and num- Tier * his frlenda by the legion. Verily , the Avay of the transgressor Is bard. North Platte Tribune : Eugene Moore , ex- auditor of public accounts , was on Wednes day- placed under arrest on the charge of cnibcrzlement , the complaint being filed by Attorney General Smyth. Moore has filed his Id'll ' bond. Court proceedings against Moore's bomumcn will bo commenced at once. No republican , who has the best Interest of the party at heart , will oppose such proceeding ! ) . If Moore Is guilty as charged he should be nindo to suffer the penalty of his wrongdo ing. McCoak Tribune : The news concerning the alleged shortage of Eugene * .Mooro In the Bum of $21,000 cornea with disheartening force to these who have been holding him aloft as tno paragon of official honor and honesty. It ex-Auditor Moore owes Nebraska that sum of Teas not turned over to the state he should bo compelled forthwith to square up or suffer tbo consequences. The Tribune can think of nothing palliative of his alleged offense. We are do tie condoning that or other like ofllcl.il shortcomings , even thougn the transgressor Le a republican. David City Prcsa : One of the last men vru over evpectcd to como out short In his ! accounts was ex-Auditor Kugene Moore , and ; lie Id being reported as $27,000 shy In turnIng - Ing over Insurance and other fees paid Into the state through his ofllce. It Is unfortunate - tunato for Moore , because a great many people believed In hla honesty and professed desire fo administer his office Justly and economically. It la unfortunate for tils party , which Is very anxious to win Its way lito tlio state house , and Moore was supposed to be n model man a little better than , hla party , Ord Journal : The editor of thta paper al ways looked upon Kugene Moore , ex-state fliidl'or.aa being a little better than the aver age man of the republican state gang and now It transpires tnat ho Is short some $23- 000 In his accounts ; to put It In plain Eng lish hn haa stolen about thut amount of jnonoy that 'belongs ' to the people of this state. It Is a very good thing that the repub lican nominated for that ! ofllco was defeated. Ho was Moore's deputy and if he had been successful at the polls this shortage would not havn neon found out , but would have stood aa excellent chaneo of growing larger. FREIGHT HATES OJi COU.V. Tlic D * imtuil for 1111 EmurpriMicy Hiiiv In Iowa. Davenport Democrat. The Iowa rnllway commission Is doing the right thing to seek to get an emergency rate that will hslp the farmers of this state to move their soft corn to market as coon as possible. It It can bo bandied now , be fore thcro Is higher temperature , under n'hlch It may deteriorate , much of the 'crop that lo now In danger can be taved , but not much of It can be- handled with any sort of profit at. the present prices of transporta tion. If the railroads will give the farm ere uti nifich of a lift as thay can afford In this cmei'tSoncy they will probably get it back. Atf n matter of fact the railroads and the /an.iers ars partners In this corn business. When the farmer tones money on the deal It l no more than right for the road that Ooi'iemls on Mm to do something' by way of liniplng him to carry his load. Davenport ] ! cpul > llcan. The Iowa railroad commission Is trying to sccuro r.ri emergency rate for corn. A letter from the chairman addressed to vari ous railroads states that not more than 20 per cent of the Iowa crop of 1S96 can bo -saved buyond the coming of warm weather , and wbatuver Is done In the way of ship- plug must bo done before that time. The number of stork animals to bo fed Is not eunlclcnt to consume more than a small per- ocntago of HIP grain not to exceed more "than " 20 per cent of the corn crop. At least HO per cent of the crop Is on hand and should bo shipped within the next sl\i weeks. Ono h railroad company answers that the placing : of so largo an Amount , of damaged corn on the market would bring down the price , end that this decline would bo more than sufficient to offset the benefit the farmers might receive. But the railroad commis sion thinks that the emergency rate should bo to other markets than to those on the * tcnboard , and that now markets should. If possible , bo found. This Is In accord with thQ resolution of the legislature asking the " "rallrond commission to apprlso the railroads of the condition of the Iowa corn. Kxplorer Nansdn threatens to head , an ex pedition to the United States armed with flfty lectures. Drlt'Ish Interest In tht expected appoint ment of Colonel John Hay an American ambassador - bassador Is said to bo duo to a deslro to see his "kittle HrecchPH. " The certificate of a doctor assuring a de fenseless public that Mr. Fltzalmmons' wind li Improving l.i a needless waste of Ink. Tel egraph reports are painfully Btiinclent. Trainers of the sluggers now piping In Nevada wear pneumatic armor as a protec tion for their mugs. The principals furnish the air , but so great Is the supply that much of It Is spilled over adjoining states. All accounts agree that there la an abun dance of snow north and west to keep the rivers busy well Into midsummer. Should spring open up with molting weather floods 'In ' the Missouri and Mississippi valleys are predicted , The report of the superintendent of bankIng - Ing shows that thcro nro twenty-ulna savings banks In Now York slate , with $718,000,000 deposited In them. There haa not been a failure. of a savings bank In the etato In eighteen months. The now Canadian census shows the sur prising fact that soventcen In every thou sand of the Canadian population were born in the United States , This Is ccvcn inoro fu the thousand than the number reported from all European countries outsldo of Great llrltaln , The world of art will probably lese ono of Its noteworthy members In the person of ( Ramon Panduro , the Mexican worker In clay. I'anduro , who Is a full-blooded Indian , Is eelf-taught and did such good work that the Mexican government cent him to the World's fair In Chicago. While there ho attracted much attention. Ho gave sittings of ouo liour and made a complete clay model In a day , He now lies at hla homo In San Pedro , a suburb of Guadalajara , at the point of death , with a complication of brlgliCs dls- oaau and Inlluenza , and his physician says lie cannot recover , The moat unfavorable reports contlnuo to come concerning the condition of the Hun garian painter , Munkacsy. Until recently litf has been In a state of listless apathy , but 1s now a dangerous maniac , having attempted to kill hIJ servant and his physician , whose lives were saved , only with difficulty. The establishment In which Munkacsy Is now restrained Is the asylum of HIcharz. In En- dcnlch , near llonn , the same ono In which Ilobcrt Schumann was confined during his Insanity at the end of bis life , when ho made his attempt to commit sulcldo by Jumping 'Into the nhlne. Postmaster Heslng of Chicago Is booming his candidacy for mayor on an Independent ticket by advocating the cultivation ot beans on vacant ground about the city. The sug gestion has been greeted with considerable frost. Chicago Insists on originality. She cannot emulate Boston and maintain her self-respect. An indiscreet newspaper man In Kansas hai destroyed his usefulness by too close adherence to truth. Recently he uttered this plctuurcsquo observation : "What can a sensible young man think when ho ob serves a strcng , fat girl laying around amusing herself with fancy work or qullt- Ing or running to every shindig and hoedown - down , wl.llo her poor , sick , and worn-out mother takes In washing to support the family ? " No less than sixteen , young ladlca have called upon him for a retraction and the village Is rent from center to circum ference over the matter. M'.IIUAHICA'S MJW FKDHHAI , .IUDC13. CrelRhton Courier : 'Judge Munger ot Fre mont has benn confirmed and Is now the fed eral Judge ot the district of Nebraska. If a democrat was to nil the position , a better selection could not have been made. Columbus Journal : There Is no doubt but some republican aspirants for the place will M disappointed because the appointment of W. II. Munger to be United States dlitrlct Judge has been confirmed by the senate. The good character of the man and his Nebraska lawyer doubtless record as a long-time less had considerable to do with the con- flrmatjon. Sowarrt Kppcrtcr : The United States sen ate on last Thursday confirmed the appoint ment of W. H. Mungcr ot Fremont ns Judge ot the district of Nebraska. Judge Munger li a lawyer of long experience and high standing , and will beyond any doubt be a creditable and efficient Judge. While many republicans favored his confirmation , It Is also true that many others would have pre ferred that Major McKlnley should have the opportunity to name a republican for thla highly desirable/ life position. Senator Thurston would doubtless have profaned a republican , but he had no reason for making a light on Munger , and therefore did not do so. No possible objection to the new Judge could have been made , except on political grounds. Stanton Plckett : The confirmation of W. II. 'Munger of Fremont as federal district Judge for Nebraska to nil the vacancy caused by the death of the late Judge Dundy was received with satisfaction by Nebraskans re gardless of politics. As to Judge Munger's qualifications for the position there can be no question and never hits be n since his name was first mentioned. As u man he stands with n character above reproach. In politics he is a democrat , beyond dispute , but not of that narrow-gunge partisan sort that prevent a fair and Impartial compliance with duty. The Plckett endorsed his nomi nation and sanctioned his conllrmatlon and now Joins with others friendly to Mr. Mun ger In extending congratulations and best wishes for the success of his * Judicial career. THIS CUIIAX RUMPUS. St. Louis Republic : Consul General Leo's resignation might appropriately have been signed with a quill made from the tall- feathers plucked from the American eagle by the haughty Spaniards. Globe-Democrat : It should be Impressed on the Spaniards that an American citizen under all circumstances is to bo treated according to the rules of civilization. He should not bo sent to a prison , for Instance , where the faro and surroundings are certain to kill him. New York Mall and Express : General Lee ia Just the man for President McKinlcy to keep In Havana. He la fearless , able , honest and patriotic , and by this time he fully knows the Spanish character. If ho cornea home , let us send him back to Cuba , ac companied , If need be , by a fleet of gun boats to support his demand for the protec tion of every American citizen upon the island. Kansas City Star : After all the pother In congress about Fltzhugh Leo and Dr. HIcardo Ruiz and Julio Sangullly , It has been dis covered that General Leo has not resigned , that Spain offers to make the amende hon orable In the Ruiz case and that the govern ment at Madrid lies extended a pardon to Sangullly. To quote the old nursery tale The cow began to drink the water , the \vatei began to quench the nro , the flre began to burn the stick , the stick began to beat the pig , the pig began to cross the bridge , and the little old woman got homo before sun down. All's well that ends well. Courier Journal : Secretary Olney may possibly not coincide with General Lee In his views as to the exact steps necessary to bo taken with the Spanish authorities , but It Is absurd to accuse him of being pusll lanlmous or un-American. That Is not char acteristic of Plymouth Rock. Besides we rather gueas that a secretary of state who has not hesitated to beard the British lion In his den Is not going to stand on cere mony with a sick wolf like Spain when he thinks the time is ripe for action. music MAIICII Detroit Journal : Landlady I congrntu- l.vto you , sir ! A boy. or a girl ? Old Hoarder A little of both , thank you ! Yonkers Statesman : Uncoil Do you sup pose It was modesty tbnt prompted the au thor to withhold his name from that poem ? Egbert No , I think It iv.is yrmlence. Detroit Free Press : She I wonder why love laughs at locksmiths ? He Well , you know that a man who Is truly In love never has any use for a Utch key. Boston Transcript : "Now for another arctic exploration. " snid Fogg ns he started on a search for his overshoes. Indianapolis Journal : "At least there Is nno thliiff that can be said In favor ot tlio Turks ; they are a highly religious people. " "Oh any ono can see that from the , way they fight. " Washington Star : "Ulches , " said Uncle Kben , "donii * nlltis secure cr man apln' do common vexations o' lifu. Do fack tint ho paid llfty dollars fob. or suit o' clothes nln' no positive 'Hiiranoa d.U iln s'pender but tons aln' Bwlnter break off. " Cincinnati Ennulrer : "Uabcock s ems to have all kinds of money nowadays. Where tlop ho get It ? " "Haven't you over heard ? Ho la the In ventor of the chewing gum holder for type writer desks. " Dntrolt Journal : "A besfstenk m.iy be mndo tender by beating It , " remarked the observer of mon and things , "but It's differ ent with a woman , A woman Is made ten der by letting her boat you. " Chicago Record : "No doubt nbout it mon nro braver thnn they used to be , " "How do you mnko that out ? " "Look nt tbo young fellows who got mar ried on $1 n week. " Chicago Post : "Wll ! you have a little whipped cronni ? " aslccil the hooters , "No , I thank you , " ho answered. "I er er I prefer my cream unpunished. " THE SLUGGEHLAND. Clilcnuo Tribune. There Is a hnp.iy land , Fur , far nwny , Where sluggers soon will stand Jlotli. both at buy. O , there I hope to KO If I can but rnlsa the dough. Won't it bo glorious though As they slug , slug away. OI.IMCX DAYS. O olden days I used to know , Return the youth of long ago ! Hrlng back the past bring haclc the boy Who was his mother's pride and joy ! Rncall the Spring- that used to be. And all the buds that bloomed for me , Anil let my ardent heart o'erllow With melodies of long agol Recall the rosy faces of The playmates thut I used to lovo. Anil let our voices harmonize In cullclcss mirth nml Joyous erica ! Hrlng1 back my mother's tender care The gentle voice the trustful prayer Anil let my nchlni ? heart o'erflow With memories of long ago ) O olden days that now have gone , liuvlva the scenes I dwell upon , And let mo kiss , with lisping lips. Their fragrance from thy linger tlasl O fdvo to tno the days I fain Would now recall , uiul bring again Tbo uolden dreams to overflow The happy heart of lonpr aeo ! CLARENCE P. M'DONALD. Omaha , Pttlse of Wesjtern Progress. KiiiffaJfiSlfFlllral Mr. G ergo F. Doane , whoso copper mine at Copper Lake Is attracting considerable attention Just now , Is an old-timer In the Rocky mountain region , says the Laramlo Republican , having prospected Colorado , New Mexico and Arizona twenty years ago. His property at Uattlo Lake was located six teen years ngo and ho has ever since waited and hoped for a railroad , or some other cheaper means of transportation , in order that ho might not bo compelled to sacrifice BO much of his output In getting It to mar ket. But he finally wearied of walling and year before last gathered up a car of ore from near the surface , hauled It to the rail road In wagons and shipped It to Chicago. This car , after paying all the expenses at tendant upon Us production and shipment , netted the owner $261. Little more was done that year except In the way of development. Last year several shipments were made at a handsome profit. Mr. Doano Is now down to a depth of 150 foot and his vein is four feet wide. It runs a trlllo over 41 per cent copper when an average is taken , but any number ot huge pieces , weighing from WO to COO pounds , can bo secured which will run upwards of 60 per cent. There is a trace of gold and silver In the vein , but not enough to bother about saving. The mlno Is located nine miles north of Swan postoflke , In Carbon county , and s about lifty miles from the Union Pacific rail road. The owner has Juat been to Denver for the purpcse of purchasing machinery for the better operation of his property , and moio active work will proceed about April 1. A recent sale of ore wen made on terms most favorable , but Mr. Doauo declined to state the price. In speaking of the Grand Encampment mines , Mr. Doane stated that It was his Judgment that the bczt properties there would be copper iivlncs ; In fact , he believes It to bo almost exclusively a copper camp. Ho Is now satisfied th : t railroad facilities will soon be obtained and that thu country fc > the west and southwest of Laramlo will show a wonderful development during the next few years. MILLIONS THAT CAN'T BE TOUCHED. To have 3,000 acres of a talc , 300 feet thick , that assays by various processes from $3.9J to $500 In gold , sliver , platinum and alumi num , within twenty miles of Denver , and no process yet found that will successfully bring iheso metals Into bullion , says the Denver News , Is a proposition that makes man wish no were possessed of powers beyotij those eii- Jowed on ordinary mortals. Such Is repre sented to bo the wealth ( and only a poitiou of the extent of It ) within a tract of land owned by II. H. Metcalf , secretary of the Colorado Cattle Growers' association , two and one-half miles south of Acequla , Doug las county , and twenty miles south of Den ver. ver."There Is on my 3,000 acre tract a deposit of talc , " tald Mr. Metcalf , "that assays from ? J.'JO to $27 , by furnace tests. In gold ami silver. Chemical and electrical tests havx brought out $300 to $500 and also extracted aluminum and platinum. The discovery was list made in IsSl by a man named John S. Illankman , now in Washington , who at the date mentioned wart In that section and ob tained assays running from $3.20 to $20 In fold. Ho says that there muat bo 20.000 square miles of the same stuff , from which in the next ten years such large deposlta ot gold will be extracted that trade , commerce and human affairs will be wonderfuly and strangely affected. I quote these words 01 Ms from a statement ho made to the Wash ington Star a few days ago , but uuderstaud me , until I saw his article In the paper 1 never knew biich a man had been In the ter ritory. My attention was first called to the mineral character of the strange formation in 1S93 , when my wife ami I secured tin tiact for grazing purposes. It WP ? after 1 had an assay made and told of it that .1 , 'earned that in 18SG a German named Krnti- .ler had. ocure.l gold values from It by assay. .Vfter getting my assays and learning that the gold was so fine as to baffle any metal lurgist In this country , as far as 1 know , In saving the full values. I sent a lot to Prof , von Gabrlelc of the Ilerlln unlveislty , Gei- .nany. He tested it by an electrical smeltln.s 'uriiace and secuicii the JJOO and ? 300 re- urns. This set mo prospect'ng lo see thi xtent of the deposit , and after sinking a half dozen shafts I found it everywhere. . U k'pth I have determined by sinking an arti-- lnnell. . when I passed through 300 feet of the stulf. The well Is 715 feet deep. Tin talc lies In strata of various degrees of thick- less , as well of colors , running from while vlth fine slrcaka of cinnabar.Into light , then 'ark red and several shades of purple. Nu- uorous processes have had their try at it , but none as yet conceded that they arc a jucci-hs , so the field is yet open. " CASPER'S OIL REFINERY. The success which has attended the work of Dr. Salothe anJ Mr. Atmore , the rentier in their work at the oil rennery , says the Jasper Derrick , is all that could b3 ex pected and surpasses anything that could bu dealrcd by those who have watched thi process of the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas company in Its pioneer dsvelopmsnt of tht Wyoming oil Holds. The ictlnery waa started again early In February and haa run constantly alnce. The car oil Is finer and better than formerly. The engine oil Is likewise of a superior grade over tl.at formerly turned out and the valve or cylinder oil turned out by refiners , formerly In charge. The cylinder is upwards of 600 fire test and surpasses any oil the Standard or any other company places on tlio market. The headlight and signal grades are also of the very highest quality. It was the practice of former clientele and refiners In the Cusper rellnery to com pound other costly fatty oils with the Salt creek mineral oil to work the required grades. Not so with Dr. Salothe and Mr. Atmore , who simply refine and split the na tive oils into what is de.ilred , and they get It. All the fatty oils , some expensive im- poitod oils , consisting of several barrels , were Bold. Shipments of the refined oil began as soon as It was run through the niter , and Is con tinued , so\eral cars already having gone cast. RICH SWBETWATKR MINE. The old reliable Cairlso , the great gold pro ducer of Sweetwotor cnunty , has como to the front again. Mr. J. J , Marrln , the lessee of the urine , has opened up a new chimney greater than the original discovery , wrlteu MHai 0. Moro to the Cheyenne Sun-Leader the chimney being between nine and ton feet In width , with ore , general samples , running from $400 to $ SOO per ton. Samples from a ten-ton pile of ere runs free gold $253,60 , while the gold In ho base etato has not been determined. Mr. Moro was In the bet tom of the shaft recently and the gold g''lt- tered all over1 the shaft In the candle light , like a swarm of fire files. Nothing Jlko It has ever been seen In the South Pass coun try. Mrr Marrln has at least $20,000 worth of ore on the dump and there la not less than $30,000 In sight. Mining mon are after It In such numbers that they retard work to a considerable ex tent 'In ' their eagerness to examine the mine and take samples. Some are now rushing eastward as fast as steam can carry them to raise money to 'buy the property. I understand that one test ran up to $1,600 , but for the truth ot It I cannot say. GOLD LEDGE ON A HOMESTEAD , Thomas Llljcgren has Just arrived from a point flfty miles up the coast In a rather mountainous and unsettled section of San Bernardino county , says a Santa Monica dig- patch to the San Francisco Call , There he had filed upon a homestead claim , but a discovery made while Improving his prop erty caused him to chaugo his mind regard ing the uses to which he would put It. In cutting a ditch for Irrigation purposes ho drove squarely through a vein of gold- bearing quartz , which runs well In copper also. This bonanza , as he believes it to be , Is not inoro than two feet from the sur face and runs at right angles with the work. Ho prospected further both ways from the first discovery , and the vein was aa largo at other points. He has come to Santa Monica to make arrangements to more thor 1 oughly prospect and develop his find , and with him will return two other men whom he has Interested in the prospect. The discovery Is In a section ot San Ber nardino county little prospected , but years ago It wai said by old California miners to contain sold. Mr. Llljegren U a painter by trade , and has boetJ working hero for a year or moro fonmqiins wherewith to establish a home. . , NOVEL MlNlNd OUTFIT. A novel method ot'rhlnlhg for placer gold Is being Inaugurated by Captain Henry Finch , -ays the Rossland Heoid. Last ye\r he built at \venatchee a stem wheel steimcr , which'was1 ' fitted up with al the appliances for hydraulic mining. The boat Is 100 feet over all and twcnty-flvo feet width of bairn. The- pumps are capable of handling 150 cubic yards of gravel on hour. These pumps are operated on an eight-Inch hose , and the gravel Is pumped from the bed ot the river. This hose can take up a bowlder six and one-half Inches In slzo from a depth of fifty feet to height / of over twenty feet above the water lovel. All of the .material passes through a grizzly and the larger rock thrown back , and that which passes through the grizzly Is treated much as In ordinary sluice-box mining. The principle , however , la not a now one , but the method of pros pecting the bed of the river Is decidedly novel. Captain Finch Is an experienced diver and he dons his suit and prospects the bed ot any stream In this manner , which Is , of course , a great advantage In searching for gold. Captain Finch prospected the Slmllka- meen with a diving suit two years ago. The company represented by him haa taken up nbout forty claims. The history of the boat and the taking It up the Slmllkomeen Is Interesting , The boat was commenced at Wenatchee In the winter of 1S93-96. and completed last Juno. U was then taken up the Columbia to the Okanogan , then steamed to Ore , a distance of nbout nlnsty miles up the Slmllkamecn , where It Is now located and will be operated this summer. 'Much ' of the ground which Captain Finch prospected was largely nilned nearly forty ycara ago during the early lllacer excitement , but the use of the crude appliances of those days did not save nil of the gold ; In fact , none was taken from the bed of the stream , which will be thoroughly Investigated. Captain Finch feels sure from ills Investigations two years ago that the venture will prove a paying one. ALONG TUB SIUSLAW. J. S. Grant , an old prospector and mining man , formerly of Phllllpyburg , Mont. , has Just returned from a three weeks' prodpect- Ing trip on the Slurlaw coast , says the Port land Oregonlan , and has the most glowing stories to tell of the wonderful mineral rich ness of this region , Its flue building Hone right on the Siuslaw harbor , and the finest of timber' for shipbuilding and lumbering He will only remain a few days. He Intends -eturnlng to Glenadn , the new town on tl-e 5u.sl.iw , with a few prospectors to open up the country. Speaking of the Siuslaw region , Mr. Grant said : It l.i an unprospected country with any -mantlty of mineral for twenty miles on each Ide of the Sitislaw river , with geld , silver , opper and Iron. I have seen the or" my- 3lf , and think It wlll.be a gnat district f-r prc.specton ? to Investigate , ns it ban the advantage of being near the shipping. It . > not a good country * though in prospect ! n the wet season on-ticbount of in ? luxurl nt vegetation and th6 > heavy mlns but dur ing the dry season It is all right. " .Mr. Grant has locat&l ia copper Ipid of cnurk.iblo rlchners onl.the Siuslaw. Sam ples that he brought no'to Portland to have isatiyed went away up. Tiio ' 'civi of mining ivould be email , and tl < < ore could lv rlilpped by steamer to Portlrtli.l at L'J.rate of $2 par ton. Jlr. Grant U irolnK back lo follow jp the lead , and if lU'devblopy Into a ledge md the quality of the Vre-holdo cut , he will ave a hli ; thing In 'coppc-r. C'LONDYKB REGIONWHUITISH COLUMBIA BIA/ The fact that the netv'-Yiiknn diggings , the. C1londyko"llstrlct ! , arc'h ! British Columbia , will be balled w'lth delight by the pioneers of the Yukon , sa > s tlfe Alaska Searchlight. Wo regret exceedingly that we should ever havo. to make such , b statement , but the smth. ot itiwill be readily Jrecognlzcd by all who know anythlns'oNthe history"of the oiKitry. For yeais'the ? Yukon has'been ' a large gold producing- region , but not ? t has our government expended , in building trails or In assisting the miners in any way. All it has ever dene has been to give thwe people ple deputy collectors of internal revenue and customs and a poor mail .service one season. Now there will bo a radical change , the Canadian government will doubtless pursue Its regular wlso and liberal policy , build trails , provldo courts , ice. It Is a lamcut- able fact , but nevertheless true , that thr Yukonera before anc her year has rolled around will sing "Gctl Save the Quern" more heartily than ever they sing "My Country 1 j ot Thee. " When will the United Elates learn that the allegiance , a subject pay * ) his country is measured by the treatment ho re solves ? The whole thins Is a. matter of icctproclty. We live in a practlcaf ago rather tlun one of sentiment. Jlr. Henry Hyde , who carried government mall from Circle City , visited the new camp at Clondyke where he found a great deal of excitement , many exaggcialt'J ' statements In regard to the rlchtusa of the different dn Is Dclng circuliUoJ , & 11I1 he believed them to bo the best diggings yet discovered In tjio ( iikon , and he v ill icturn Immediately to the now Eldorado. Over COO locations hive bct n made in this district , for each of which the British authorities have collected $15 , or over $3,000 revenue from this camp alone. Eacli of the ofllcsrs and every one of the mounted police and every other man and .fonian in Forty-mile and Fort Cudahy have made locations. If flfty of these COO locations rnako good mines the showing will bo remarkably fine. SOUTH DAKOTA. The annual meeting of. the South Dakota Dairyman's association will be held at Do omet March 10 and 11. Theie are ninety cieamerles 'in the state and In two weeks they turned out 2SS.OOO pounds of butter , for which they received 38,000. Directors of the Parkaton Co-operative Creamery company have bought a piece of land and have let a $2,830 contract for build ings , work on which Is already begun , A bill has been introduced in the legisla ture providing for bounties of $1 on coyotes , ? 3 on gray wolves and $5 on mountain lions , owners to have pelts and the state to pay the bounties through the counties. The state has received patents for 39,618 acres of educal'.onal ' and charitable lands sit uated In JlcPherson and IMmunds counties. A number of other patents are expected , which will close up the selections made up to 1895. A great many storier- the number of Jackrabblts thl.i . winter In certain sections of South Dakota are belns * reported through the press. The cold andi ptormy weather has served to collect them into bunches which take refuge in the groves ami high grass. In Clay county the snmll1 cottonta'il rabbits have done considerable' damage to the or chards. They are In Unusually largo nuui- bera this winter. ' ' ' 1 The Great Northern1 road between Water- town and Huron has ridt' ' had a through train since January I..1' Several attempts have been made to open' ' this road , but all have proven futile. At1 present the rotary plow Is blocked at Vienna } a station about thirty miles out , wHeW'tho rotary has broken down , and thfc/are unable to pro ceed further. They cannot return to Water- town , owing to the sr/iw / having drifted the track full behind -'tHem. They have abandoned the plow , ujs'6'jher with four lo comotives , and they nljrdmaln where they are unfit the snow tn'awsj ' 'off the track. H. H. Welch. , , , handler of live stock at Carthago.gives these figures his experience during the past year at the Carthage creamery : Ho started the year vwlth sixteen cows. The Income from the sale of their milk was $3CS ; from sale of their calves , $130 ; In all $493. The expense of hauling milk was $40 , and for shorts and oil cake $33 , showing a net profit for the year of $425 , or an income from each cow of $26.50. The figures for hauling the milk cover only the time during the sum mer hauling season of seven mouths , anil the rough feed and hay , which ls a natural product of the farm , la not figured as an Item of expense. I The leading subject of conversation among the farmers In Clay county ia the sugar beet question , and there 1s no doubt that there will bo a factory ot this kind In this part of tbo country In the near future , Ono farmer , who has mode a thorough examin ation of the soil In this part of the state , feels confident that the sugar beet will bo a future resource lor the farmers. An ex- periment was made by this farmer , who four years ago obtained some sugar beet seed from the Agricultural department for a trial. Each year since ho has raised about five acres , and the samples which ho has had analyzed have been found to bo 16 per cent saccharine and 85 per cent In purity , COLORADO. A snowslldo nt Ophlr cut a path 300 feet . .Ide and carried away the depot at that place. The West Point , Ohio City , claims a elx- Inch streak of ere assaying $100 in gold and a three-foot vein averaging $35 per ton. Phlppa brothers of Trinidad have struck $260 gold ore within 100 yarda of the pcst- ofllco at Red Hl\cr City , at a depth of ten feet. feet.Tha Tha now coal mine , situated near the eec- tlon house nt Marshall , In which n big strike was made a short tlmo ago , has been put in operation. In Pine Creek the shaft on the Nancy Lne la down seventy-five feet and Is showing up well , ami ore of the value of $33 per ton Is being taken out and saved for future ship ment. On the Shawnee at Columbine a drift is being run on the conglomerate , t'truck ' n few wcsVs ago , and which carries an ounce In gold , with the result that the character of the deposit Is Improving. After many reports that a strike had been made In the ArEontum-Junlata mine at As pen , It Is now learned that In the breast on the sixth level , an eight-foot body of sixty- ounce sliver ore was uncovered. The Homestakc , near ( Illicit , Is said to be thu scene of a falr slzed strike. A vein twenty-four Inchca wide carries the mineral , \vhl"h tuns over $50 to the ton. The lead U between walls of granite and porphyry. There has bean a great deal of talk about some rich gold assays obtained from float that was found over In the region of Dead Man's lake last fall , and It is said a party will be outfitted and sent over there as soon as the weather will admit , for the purpose of prospecting. The rich strikes In the Hare Hills district contlnuo at an Increased rato. The last four days have brought forth quite a num ber ot marvelous strikes. A piece of float found a few days ago was biotight to town and tested by an ussayer , developing the high value of $ sa to the ton In gold , and 20 per cent copper. Prospecting for the lead was Immediately commenced , finally loca ting It on Harry Daly's Catherine D. If the discovery docs not fall behind expectations a amelter will be erected. The Hahn's Peak and Elk River Canal and Placer Mining company , which has at great expense nearly completed thirty-three mlleo of ditch to furnish water for use on the 2,000 acres of rich placers surrounding the town , is already contemplating the erection ot a plant for lighting the town by electricity. The mouth of the ditch being several hundred feet above the town and placer bed ? , the water can b2 used to fur nish powcrbeforc being utilized in the hy draulic system used on the placers. There are already three stores carrying general merchandise , four saloons , one mill , two ho tels and a representation of the different professions In the town. At Badger there have been good strikes of gold and copper within the past month and from what is practically the surface ( hero has been taken ere runttlng- from $13 t. ) $47 per ton In gold , and the percentage ot copper varies from 3S to r > 5 per cent. There has been such a rush to the new camp that not only the facilities for getting there , but the ability to care for the miners when they reach the place have been overtaxed. Thrre arc now about 250 men In the camp and thlrty-nvo houses and tents are up. A saw mill at the camp ia working all the tlmo with full shifts cutting up timber for buildings and the latter are being erected as fast as the mill can turn out the sawed lumber. Tremendous excitement Is being caused in the western portion of Uoutt county over the mineral discoveries on Douglas moun- 'aln , and hundreds of miners and prcspec- 'om nro rushing to the scene. A saloon , stor < ? : i ami other buildings are being erected and between 100 and 200 men nro already hi the camp. The main properties are owned by Hutch and Jarvlo and the ore runs 3Q to10 per cent copper and some sil ver and gold. A i > mall Interest In ono of the claims was sold a few weeks ago for ? 2,200 , and the owners have Just received an offer of $100,000 for their properties. Four teen teams are constantly employed In freighting the ore to Rock Spring * , Wyo. , on the Union Pacific , from which place it 's belngOjlilpped to Chicago. WYOMING. Steam "hearing machines will be put In at shearing barns adjacent to Casper. Some rich copper ere has been recently uncovered at Tlmbar Mountain , ten miles jortheast of Saratoga , and only about twenty nilci from the Union Pacific railway. Casper shipped 4,000,000 pounds of wool in ISD5 ; in 1SOG the weight fell far short of that amount , but this year ll Is estimated the 3llp to be shipped fiom Carper will greatly exceed that weight. The haystacks of a man named Crawford u Jackson's hole , having been raided by oik , he placed a lantern nt the stacks , lighting the same , and awaited developments. The next .norntng the lantern had disappeared , and It waa plain that several hundred elk had been at their usual work of destruction. The following evening a large bull elk paid a visit lo Frank Woods' , a burned-out lantern hangIng - Ing to liU antlers. 13 , C. Harvlll came In to Rawllns from the now camp with samples of ore taken from the Copper King at a depth of five feet. The vein Is from four lo seven feet wide. The walls are composed of black granite and porphyry. The ere runs from 40 to 70 per cent copper and $6 per ton In gold. The Camperdown Is seven feet wide , only one well having sa far been uncovered. Assays from this lode give returns of $93 to $145 per ton In copper and gold. Already them are 100,500 sheep registered for shearing at Wolton , and the number will be swollen 25,000 moro. The wool clip will exceed 1,000,000 pounds , which has always heretofore been shorn on the Sweetwatcr and hauled to Rawlins for shipment. It will be shipped from Casper this year , and the amount will bo greatly enhanced by the clip from the nig Horn basin , Lost. Cabin , Fre mont county , King City and numerous pri vate shearing pens , of which State Senator Taylor has tlio largest In the state. Wolves are doing great damage to the ranchmen's herds In Natrotm county. On the Muddy creek from one to four calves are killed nightly. Including yearlings. Every method of extermination has been practiced , but with poor success. Hon. U. li. Hrooks has bought and used , and distributed for use among the ranchmen ot his neighborhood , upwards of $ r,0 worth of poison , yet the wolves , moro numerous than formerly , make the nights Jildeous with their bowls , Harry Hanncr has lost 10 per cent of tils cattle the past fall and winter. In Hates park the dep redations are quite as bad , and on the range thcro are but few calves left , OREGON. The pay roll of the liandon woolen mills , In Coqulllo City , Is $1.600 a month , and that Of the broom handle factory Is $500 , A nugget weighing $200 wag picked up In Jewell & Hayes * mlno In Oscar creek dis trict , Josephine county , the other day. Sev eral smaller pieces have been found there lately. A move is on foot In Sherman county to build a railroad from niggs to Wasco. Rights ot way have been secured for nearly the entire length of the proposed road , on the agreement that work on tbo road shall bo commenced by April 1C , Four raccoons that were captured near Starkey , In Union county , have attracted considerable attention from old-timers. As far as known these are the first 'coons ever captured In that section. It was generally supposed that none of them had reached that part of the world. The annual run of mullets In Lost river , IClamath county , haa begun. Tlio mullets are excellent food fish and many are caught for their oil , which the farmers use as a lubricant , preferring it to that which Is procured In the stores. The fish are plenti ful during the spawning season. The Enterprise of Wai Iowa , county uaya from present indications the man who has cattle to sell next spring -will have no diffi culty la dlnpailng of them at a good price. A number of outsldo buyers have been around to see what can bo got held of In thn cattle line , and local buyers are offering $13 tor yearling steers and $17 for 2-year-olds. These are better prlcw than have prevailed In that section for several ycnrs. In dressing a mess of smelt purchased In open market the other day , an Ashlnnd young man found In ono of the little salt water fish a chunk of gold as largo as two plnlicads. Ho had heard nbout ducks and gccso discovering gold mines , and holding the secrets In their craws until found there by porno prospector for a good dinner , but ot fish , until now , never , It. D. Gordon's oil well , In Looking Glass , Douglas county , has ended like the last act ot a comedy , says the Kiddle Mite. A sample ot the products was scut to be tested , and the reply was returned C. 0. D. , at a cost ot $10. When opened , It Mid the fluid contained so much per cent refined petroleum and so much "lard oil , " and advised the owner not to contlnuo operations , " A company , composed of T. R. Hills , Charles Hoeom , D. A. McDonald and George Eaton , Is preparing to put In a sawmill with a capacity of 25,000 feet a day on Nell creek , about eight miles south of Ashland. A mile of now road to lead to the site hai been built this winter. The machinery Is bolng constructed at the Ashland Iron works. A sixty-Inch water wheel will utilize the power ot Nell crock. The company has an excellent body of timber to cut from , In cluding plenty of good sugar pine. WASHINGTON. The council of Chchalls , has Impoafil n tax of $2 on all of the dogs of the village. Officials ot the Oregon Railway and Navigation company have examined the coal nt tlio Reed Ash mlno , In Cowlltz county , and n carload or two of It will bo trated by the company. J. P. Sharp , manager of the Spring Creek creamery , In Klttllna county , has decided to establish a butter and chcMO factory In Ellensburg. Mr. Sharp has bought a site and hopw to have the now establishment running by April I. It Is said that the Fife brothers have been offered and refused $100,000 for the llluo Hell mine. In the Gold 11111 district. In Yn- klnm county , and that a smelter Is to be built there thl oprlng for the treatment of the ere of that and the Heather Bell mines. The flouring mill In Wilbur continues to turn out about three cars of flour and feed dally , which Is shipped as fast as made. A trade has been worked up In Asia , where the bulk of the product la ehlppcd. Mr. Lau- rltzen , ono of the proprietors , contemplates a trip to that country the coming summer and It Ic not Improbable that tHj capacity of the plant will be doubled upon his return. Ho expects to bo absent about three months. Whitman college , at Walla Walla , has Just been made the recipient of a fine oil portrait trait ot William Canfleld , ono of the sur vivors of the Whitman massacre , the fiftieth anniversary of which ia to bo celebrated No vember 29 next. The portrait Is a llfsdzo bust , executed by a convict at the state peni tentiary named Scott , at the request ot an other convict named George W. Manvllle , who for many yan ? wr.s a neighbor of Can fleld In Sonoma county , California. Charles Estes and William Merrill have found the den of a bear at Hanson's ferry. In Okanogan county. It is supposed to be the winter quarters of the big grizzly that has boon of some expense to the stockmen of that section by reducing their herds. The bear Is ono ot the largest of Its kind , and a measurement taken of the Imprint of Its foot made In dry , loose soli , was fourteen Inches long and eleven Inches across the heel. An effort Is to be made to capture bruin now , since his winter homo has been found. In a lecture before the winter school for farmers at the agricultural college -at Pull man , Prof. C. V. Piper of the college an nounced that the experiments made with ground squirrels atthe experiment station last year had resulted In the discovery of a disease which it Is thought can bo Intro duced successfully among the animals In their native state and , promises to solve the squirrel problem. The disease germs were secured first from specimens of diseased squirrels sent to the station during the sum mer from the western part of the county , where the disease killed the animals off by the thousands in Juno and July. Thomas Berk is a rancher , living out In the foothills which border the line between Mason and Thurston' counties. Recently ho took his gun and went back In the hills to see If ho could find a bear tree. Ho was out all forenoon , end had about given up find ing one , when ho ran on n big hollow cedar stump that "showed signs. " He built a fire and tried to smcke the bear out , but did not succeed. Cutting a pole , he got on top of the stump to see if he could not stir bruin out. In trying to get a firm foothold on the stump he slipped and went Into the stump feet first. The bear started out , and at the same time pushed Tom out head first into a pile of brush , and before Berk could pull himself together the bear got away. MISCELLANEOUS. A Mormon elder has been appointed chap lain of the Arizona legislature. A church will eoon too erected in Johan nesburg , in the raining district of Kern county , California. About a million dollars' worth ot machin ery will bo made in California for the new Salinas sugar factory. San Diego is to have a bathhouse which is to cost $15,000. It will be a largo and elegantly appointed place. Work , on the building has already been commenced. The largest wolf ever killed In the north ern part of the state was roped and dragged to death near Nashua , Valley county. Mont. , and measured seven feet from tip to tip. Quicksilver having advanced to $10 a flask , there Is a revival In cinnabar mining In Lake county , California. The Helen mlno , that has been Idle since 1871 , will be reopened. The construction of the gap In the coast line In Santa Barbara county , California , which Is reported to be now under way , will complete the link In the chain of connection between the north and south. For three months the 2-cent bounty for rabbit and squirrel scalps has been in force In Stanislaus county , California , and 'In that nhort tlmo 15,000 scalps have been accounted for to the county clerk , nine-tenths being rabbit scalps. San Diego Is to have a now telephone sys tem , not only covering the local field , but connecting with Lee Angeles , Riverside , San liernardlno , Rcdlands , Pomona and Pasa dena. The promoters are prominent business men of Los Angeles , who have already or ganized with a capital of $500,000. The Good Templars' Homo for Orphans at Vallejo , Cal. , may bo compelled to close , owing to the lock of the necessary funds to keep It open. There nro now about 200 or phans at the Institution , which draws about $16,000 a year from tbo state , but Its whole Income does not much exceed $19,000 , In the West Kootenal country , In British Columbia , the mineral lands are open to lo cation by any person having a free miner's license , which costs $5 per year , but only ono claim 1,500 feet equare can bo staked off on a vein or ere deposit by ono person. No vein or ore can bo mined beyond the boundaries of euch claim. In other words , these locations have no extra-lateral rights except these taken up before 1SU2 on wlilch the vein or deposit can bo followed down on 51st Annual Statement or rim Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. OF HARTFORD , CONN. Net asset ! ) , January 1 , l. fi $ 0,7filOJO W RIOUEIVHD IN IhW. Tor premiums $4,743,230 73 For Interest nml rents 3,13'J.40j 22 Profit and loss MHU 73 $7.0. , ; S2 71 $ CS.CW.803 3 nisnunsKiviN ISM. For claims by do.itli and matured endow ments $ 4SOS,01S 23 Surplus returned to policy bolder ! ) 1,271,65362 Lulled and Hurreiul- eml policies 7.19,247 93 Totnl to policy hoidorn $6,511,921 SO Commissions lo u- gents , snlnrlcM , medical o\itmliii'rs fees , printing , ml- vi'rtlfllnit , Ii'ir.il , real cMtntr , ami nil other oxpetisi * KM. 715 97 Taxes TM.VM 93 7,7ir..m 73 Dnljnco net assets Dec. 31 , ISM. . * 60.981,071 61 TjO.tiiH upon ronl orftnte. Ills'tTllen. * 35.7J2 49 } 00 J.oatis upon Blocks and buiulj , . 12,30000 Piemlum notes on policies lu force l,0tfj,127 23 Cost of real estate owned by the company S,7SS,1SH3 Cost oi' United Hunts mid oilier bonds 13flOO,0.1l 97 Cast of bunk and railroad sloclo WT ! > I 0) ) Cnsh In huiUs : 1,3J2,1MI 53 illllK locelvable 4.111 Mi Agetllt ) ' ledger b.ilanecs 930 51 $ CO.'JSl.CTl ' CI ADD Interest duo nml no- I'ltii-d $ 1,018,701 CI Kerns duo and ac- orueil 30.7C3 CO Miuket vnluu of clocks and bonds ever coal 499,27303 Net deferred pre miums 274,260 70 Net uncollecled pre miums 7S.CC7 21 $1,970,877 21 , Gross assets , December 31 , 1S96.C2 , 32,343 S3 LIAIULITIES. Amount required to ro-lnsuro all out standing policies , not , company's Htaiidnnl $ r 4.l".9,7tS.fX ( ) All other liabilities. . . ll9,303.St : ! $ 53,799,051 SI Surplus $ 7,153,29701 Ratio of expenses of manage ment to receipts In JMHi 10.33 per cent. Policies In foree Dec. 31 , 1S9G , 10,441 , liibUrlng $157,422,62000 JACOH L. GKEKNE , President. JOHN M. TAYLOR , ViccjPrcst. EDWARD M. HUNCC , Secretary. DANIEL II. WKLLS , Actuary. JOHN SYLVAN BUOWN , General AKdit , 50 < i Klrst Nutioiwl Bank Build- in } , ' , Omaha , Nob. Its dip beyond the side lino. Possessory rights are secured by doing $100 worth of work each year , or paying that amount Into the tieasury of the province. When $500 worth of work has been done , or that amount paid In , the holder can sccuro full tlllo through a crown grant. The proudest man In Idaho' Ia George But ler , commissioner of El in ore county. The occasion 'Is the eulogies passed upon his sup posed untimely end by aiany frlendii , who had given up all hope for his rescue from the snowsllde which caught him between Rocky Bar and Atlanta. J. K. Clark , one of the owners of the May flower mlno In Madison county , Montana , says that a coal discovery on the south sldo of the Mayflower upsets all geological calcu lations. The vein was found Imbsdded 'In the llmo formation and la of a medium fair grade. It Is largely Impregnated with Iron and on assaying ) went $5 'In ' gold to the ton. Now interest in mining operations on the Mojave desert has been created by the dis covery of rich gold-bearing quartz twelve miles north of Runtitjburg , in the El Paso mining district. Not only has mining begun in earnest there , but a townslto has been laid out. The ledges are from twenty to thirty Inches wide and yield from $50 to $60 a ton. Water is found at a depth of thirty feet. The strike made by Carlcy & Aranda. In the Gold Standard mine , three miles from San Pedro , N. M. , In October has proved to be the richest strike made In the terri tory within a year. Four shafts have yielded about $1,000 In gold for every foot of depth , some of the ores running as high as $10- 000 to the ton. This rich ere Is found In narrow seams running through the vein mat- tor. The entire vein , exclusive of the narrow stringers which carry this very hl h-grado oro. Is rich enough to pay for mining and milling. _ Do not go traveling without a bottle of Salvation OH. It cures a bruise at once , 25c. o An I3MUHIM * from Washington Star : "It la remarkable , " said the man who dabbles in science , "that human beings should show HO little intel ligence when they are very young. " "That , " replied the bachelor , "la another evidence of the great wisdom of nature. In case they happen to be the children of prom inent parents , It prevents their being ut- Illcted by the poetry written nbout them. " I'V ' < * t > from Stnln. Indianapolis Journal : "It shall be my am bition , father , " said the young man who had finished bis education and was ready to lift the cares of business from the parental dhoulders. "It shall bo my ambition and my motto to keep the family name free from stain. " "All right , " nald the old man. "Toll Mike to glvo yon the whiting and ammonia and then you go out and polish up the sign , " I' ' < ) uiiil ninl I.iiHt. Finding a puree containing 3.1 centa on the sidewalk in front ot a Calais , Me. , store , a woman picked It up and took It to the store keeper. Ho hung It In the window above a tlgn reading : "Found This pitMo , contain- In a largo sum of money. " Wlu-n hs came down next morning the purse wao gone and there was a big hole in Ills plato glauj window. _ When dizzy or drowsy take Doecham's pills f f f Drcx IShoinnn is of the opinion f that posters are pretty good to keep f folks posted on the fnct that we carry f Hunan & Son's celebrated shoes these "f ahos posters arc posted all over this city "fA A and they're pretty nice loklng postcr not BO nice , though , as the shoe men's shoes are not made Unit ure equal to Tlauun's wo are solo agents for them In the west S Drexel Shoe Co. , 1410 FAUNAM STREET.