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THE OMAITA DAILY MAY 3 , 1807.
Pulse of Western Progress. Coal which aesays $6 per ton In gold and $1.50 In silver , ha just been discovered at Hoswoll , about thrco miles from Colorado Sprlngi , nays & recent special to the Denver Nown. Thin discovery of such an unusual and Interesting nature was made In a most occidental manner by L. C. Danna , one of the beat known assaycrs In Colorado Spring * . Mr. Dana was making some assays and one piece of rock which bo had made an nniay from once before , without finding any values , surprises him by showing $3 or $4 per ton. Unable to account for the sudden rise In values he began to Investigate and found that a muffle In hit furnace was cracked , but this did not seem to glvo any legitimate explanation of the matter. The values eccmed to have floated In from wine place and KO Mr. Dana put In a new mnflle and decided to try It again , Koine of the coal which ho was using In the furnace had a peculiar looking streak of wlato about an Inch and n half wide running through It , and alongside the slate was n narrow scam ot shiny blcck material which was at hard an quurtz. Mr. lJiia was no struck by Its peculiar appearance that he decided to assay the coal and the rock together. This tlmo the result was oven more surprising than before - fore , for the coal assavrd $ C In gold and $1.50 In silver per ton and the lock showed no values at all , Just as had been found by the first obiay. SCHEME FOR WOOLGROWHRS. One of thu most unsatisfactory conditions that tbo v.oolgrower of South Dakota has to face It thu method of disposing of his wool clip. Whllo there have been some buy ers In tbo market heretofore , B.IJS the Pierre ( S. D. ) Journal , most of them nave repres ented commission houses nnd have always held out the glittering prospect of a. proba ble rise In the market , ami have advised nhlpplng to thii communion house and hold ing In storage for better prices. The ma jority of wool commission men may bo hon est men and glvo their customers equal and exact Justice. It would be more satisfactory all lound , however , If the sheepmen were able to dispose of their wool and get the : ash for It. If some hcheme could be de vised by which a number of uujera could bo attracted here so as to produce HUlllclcnt competition our Hockm < iBtcrs would be placed upon u more Independent footing. It seems a llttlo management and co-operation might bring ( his about. Let them form n little organization and get a place to store their wool when It Is brought In from the ranch. Then let them send out circular letters to commission houses and mill owners Inform ing them that on a certain date they would have about no many pounds of wool at their warehouse In Pierre on sale and Inviting them to send representatives here for the purpose ot buying. Tlio cost to the tmccp- mcn would bo trifling , being confined lo n llttlo rent. Insurance and expense of haul ing. It would be a great saving for firms which wish to buy , for In u few days tbo on tire clip of the section would be placed upon the maiket and disposed of. Under tbo old system of buying an agent would come hero , stay perhaps two or three months and travel over the whole country. This In volves considerable expcnso that would be saved 'under the scheme suggested. The present custom of depending entirely upon the honesty of commission men , accepting a small advance and walling for the balance until the htnrt grows sick , Is intolerable if It can bo done away with. Let the sheep men co-operate a little and we bellevo they will he able to build up a market at homo which will enable them to sell their wool at once and at cv fair price. FRB3NO VINEYARDS THREATENED. Tbo raisin growers of this county no longer disguise the fact that their vines * ra threatened with total destruction by the " " which have seltlel "thrlis , or boppeis , down lu swarms over this part ot the valley , nays a Fresno special to the San Francisco Chronicle. For several days the Inaacts have appeared In such numbers us to cicato a perceptible cloud over certain sections. In ordinary years the Insects nro few In number and are easily dealt whh , but the caao Is very different now. Prof. Woodvvotth , ono of the entomologists of the State university , was sent down In response to a dispatch from the Farmers' club , and visited Inn v Ino- yard of Alex Gordon and the Barton estate. John S. Doro went with him Prof. Wood- ivorth Is stated to have ndvlaod that wire ecrcens bo spread over the vines , covered with a sticky material , no uii to catcli the In- fcects which alight a well as those springIng - . Ing up from the vines. The Insects ics mblo a tiny giasshoppu'r In gcnuial appearance and appear In countless numbevs. llicy suck the sap from the growing vines , robbing the plant of saccharine maticr and vitality. In a former > car , vvluu they were mutually numerous , the raisins woie notably poor In sugar , ono of the chief elements In Ihelr commercial value. ] Dxpcrlmont will be tried in the direction of spraying , but It Is dif ficult lo deal with the evil In this way. The problem U to llnd a liquid that will kill the Insects without Injuring tbo plant. Even If tbo Insects 011 the villas r.ro Killed , the "clouda" of survivors remain and settle down on the vines , which BOOH Icse their healthy appealanco. The foliage shrivels up and the buds wither. wither.FCNCING FCNCING IN RANGES. II. F. Benson of Tacoma , agent /or the Northern Pacific railway , was hero renting largo tracts of the company's land to cattle ) and sheep raisers for pasturing purposes , says a UltzvllKl ( Wasbi ) special tu the Seat tle. Pout-Intelligencer. It Is the purpose of the company and the cattle and sheep rals- crrt of this section to fence this land and thereby keep It away from the largo num ber of horses that feed upon It annually. Horses have become so cheap that It no longer pays to raise them , and they are not looked after , consequently the range is overrun with a vvorthlew class of borsca that take the feed awiiy from the cattle and sheep. These horses can be bought for from CO cents to $2 per head , and there Is no market for them nt that. H baa been seriously contemplated by quite a number of the cattle raisers of having them shot to get rid ot them , but It Is hoped now that by fencing them away from the watering places und fencing In the pasture , they will bo forced to leave for some other range or have to he taken care of , it this plan \sorks It will glvo a now Impetus to cattle raising , which used to bo the chief Industry of eastern Washington , but which , owing to the scarcity ot range , has greatly decreased in the last few years , RIC'I VRIN AT SOUTH PASS. A wonderfully rich strike has been made on the Curlsa mine , which Is located ono inllo from old South Puss City , says the l > aramlo Republican. Some local miners took a bond und lease upon the property last fall nii.l have spent the winter looking for a rich vein which they believed existed. Early In the fall a largo body of high-grade ore was uncovered and going down tbo vein widened out to twenty feet. The first assay allowed $123 per ton and numerous testa made during the winter showed not less tliau $100 per ton in any Instance. There la now on the dump somewhere near 350 tons ot this rich ore , and It Is expected by the flint of the month to have 400 tons , \vlion It will bo milled , the lessees only waitIng - Ing for the snow and Ice to disappear , which surrounds the mill. This Is the largest atrlko of rich ore that baa been made In tl at country for moro Uian twenty years , Experienced miners nay that the ere on the dump at the present tlmo will net over $50,000 lu gold. Ono of the best things about It la that the vein appears to bo con tinuous and the lessees have no fear ot Us giving out. The strike has caused no little excitement at South Pass , Atlantic , LowUton and Miners' Delight. MOTHER LODH IN OREGON. If the. report * that reach me of this St. Helen's district In Vancouver are In any way true the wealth lying burled there Id fab ulous beyond computation , said Mr. 19 , San derson Smith , an experienced minor , to a representative ot the Portland Oregontan. Tbo samples thovvii me are extremely rich and If only one-tenth part ot the reports can bo proven true , why , Koailaml will not be In It , and you will have a new Eldorado right t Portland' * doom. I am going * there to investigate tor myself , and with the practical experience I have acquired after nearly a lifetime at mining I ( ball aoon bo able to deteruilno how much ! to depend on what b&a t > * on told me. < _ 1 will give you * piece ol new * that noue of the San Francisco papers have yet se cured , and which but few people know , con tinued Mr. Smith. That Is the tact that the old mother Idle , supposed to bo confined to California , has been discovered to extend up Into Oregon. The first was discovered by Captain Roberts of San Francisco In' a large quartz mine , which ho n now opening on the Klamath , soutli of the Oregon line In Slsklyou county. Thii Is undoubtedly the true mother lode , and past experiences have proven that nearly all mines on tbo mother lode are paying ours. This lode has been traced north Into Oregon , and two places have been located where the black nlate. the true Indication of the mother lode , have been found. Ono of these Is between Jacksonville and Gold Hill and the other la twelve miles north of Grant's Pass , both In southern Ore gon. A party of experts was sent to both lo calities and they reported unequivocally that the mother lode had again been discovered. Of course , It takes a good-sized fortune to reach paying results In such a mine , for the reason that you have to get down between COO and 700 feet before you strike the rich est deposits. Of course , where once struck , the wealth to bo taken out Is almost Inex haustible. It may be that this mother lode extends still further north , and may yet lead to many rich finds In Oregon. ALLIGATORS IN THE SAN JOAQU1N. The Inhabitants ot Roberts Island are be coming greatly alarmed over the report that two young alligators belonging to Jules Dlxon have escaped from the Inclosuro In which ho kept them , says a Stockton dis patch to the San Francisco Call. The 'galtors were but a few Inches In length when they worn received from the south by Air. Dlxon. but they have giown considerably since , and the last tlmo he saw them they were nearly six feet long A pond , around which was a suitable fence , was constructed to hold the amphibians , but about a week ago they managed to iticape by knocking out a couple of pickets with their powerful tails. A clceo search was Instituted at once , and It has been la progress for several days. They have been seen several times by different persona , but all attempts to capture them have failed thus far U Is tald that a few evening ago a negro who was working on ono of the latuihes , while allowing the cattle to drink In the river , saw a black object rlso suddenly from thi > water close to the shore , where a calf was drinking. There wa * a sudden swish of an enormous tall nnd thu calf fell over dead. Immediately another dark object arose to the surface beside the flrut onu anil together they dragged the dead calf Into the water , leaving a wakeof blood U Is an 111 wind that blows nobody some good , however , nnd If reports are true It Is likely that the country adjacent to the Islands will again bu a breeding ground for ducks and geese. The trouble for years has been tint carp have eaten all the food which Is sought by feathered game , thereby dtiv- Ing winged creatures to other parts of the country. There Is nothing that suits an alli gator so much as carp , and it Is expected that before a great while there will be no carp In that part of the liver , nt least. The ridding of the river of carp would be qulto a task for two of the huge water llznrdd , but they multiply very rapidly and In a year from iio-v there may bo scores of them cleav ing the waters of the San Joaquln , unless the two now at large are speedily captured or killed. If this Is to bo done at all It must bp dune Immediately , as the female hao already begun to lay her egga In the warm sand and a nest of them was found by an Italian gardener. RICH MINERAL REGION. A new coal mine has been discovered In section 2b , nine miles from Wllkeson , sava the llucklcv ( Wash. ) Banner. Seven veins are being prospected there. They expect to strike pay coal In about two months. < A tun nel of 1.400 feet has been cut and Is still | being extended. The capitalists who are doing the work are connected with the Oregon gen Short Line railway. A number of miners now at Wllkeson expect to work in the mines of this new camp when they take out coal. William Lemmon of WIlkcsoH has the contract to pack for the new coal com pany. There will probably bo a tafjroad I built from this cnmp to form a junction with the Ortlng logging branch and thus ship ments can bo made to the main line , thence to tldo woter. The miners only work three dajs each week , and find It very hard to maku both ends meet under such regula- I tions. The new gold discoveries BO much I talked of are situated about seven Ml ICE I southeast of WIlKeson , and at the heart of South Pralrio creek. A number of Sumner peoplebellevo they have struck some rich mines there and have returned to their farnw to put in their crops preparatory to putting In tbo Glimmer nt fuither prospecting. Some of the ere Is claimed to assay $125 In gold to the ton. About fifteen men came down from thu region of the discoveries last week. Prospectors are parsing to and fro through Wllkeson every day. TKOUBLH AHEAD ON THE CLONDYKE. Serious trouble is believed to be brewing on the Clondylto river , Alaska , according tea a Victoria , B. C. , dispatch to the San Fran cisco Call. A private letter has Just been received from a former Victoria merchant , now owner of ono of the richest Clondyke claims , who writes that Canadian clalm- owncra will probably bo compelled to use guns to defend their property against un scrupulous Americans , who believe that In that far-off country British law can bo set at defiance. The writer continues that Cir cle City has long been Infested by tough characters , some of whom arc fugitives from Justice. When the only discovered placer grounds were In the vicinity of Circle City , thcso men wcio very Jealous about their rights , and protested against Canadians tak ing claims In American territory , where twenty aines are allowed for a placer claim. When the discoveries were made on thu Clondyko Inspector Constantine ot the < mounted police , who acts for the Domln- ' Ion government , allowed each claim owner to stake off only six acres , for registering which he charged $15 , three times the or dinary fee. Rich strikes were soon made , and when the news reached Circle City many of the rough element crossed over Into Ca nadian territory. A few began prospecting for themselves , but most of the rough , char acters claimed that the rich ground had all been staked off. They began clamoring that too much land had been allowed for each claim , and boldly Intimated that unlew the resident authorities decreased the size of the claims they would use force. Both roughs and miners are well armed and when the letter was written a clash In which guns were certain to bo used was expected dally. Without regard to the fabulous richness ot their claims , the miners believe they are justified In holding six acres apiece. They are fully prepared to resist any encroach ments and will bo backed by the police. It Is claimed there arc plenty ot other streams yet unprospectcd , It the roughs are willing to work. Hope is general on the Clondyke that the American government will soon send police officers to the Yukon to restrain the lawless characters. THE DAKOTAS. Splnk county has lost $50,000 worth ot bridges this spring. Six hundred carloads of granite have been ordered from the Dell Rapids quarries for building purposes nt Vermilion the coming summer. Lorenzo Lawrence , Iho noted Indian scout who was instrumental In saving a number of whlto people from tbo scalping knife In the outbreak In 1S62 , died near Slssoton agency last week at an advanced age. The petition for a now Iron bridge across the James river at Olivet is being qutta gen erally signed. The old wooden structure , al though jet In position , Is so much racked that It would cost more than It Is worth to repair It. Chamberlain people are asking what has become ot the contractor who was to build the Indian school there. Several weeks have passed since the bids were opened and spring has opened up and yet things are at a standstill. In the new town of Preston , In the Ragged Top district In the Black Hills , the streets \111 soon bo paved with $20 ore. Ore , unless worth moro than tnat , cannot be shipped with profit , and such material Is to bo put In the streets. The creamery for the co-operative com pany at Parkston is being rushed toward completion. The first pay day for the cream ery has arrived and a good showing has been made. H has paid an average for the first month of 15 % cents per pound to the farm ers for the butter produced from the milk furnished. The largest cottonwood trco In South Da kota perhaps the laigcst In the world Is on Its way to old in snogging the lower Missis sippi. For years the tree has been a land mark in the vicinity ot Elk Point. Half a dozen picnic parties at a tlmo could find shelter under Its spreading branches. But it stood dangerously near the Missouri river Lank , and an acre or so of the ground on which It grew has slumped Into the current. The attention of the people at Redfleld Is just now centered on tl < * big artesian well north of town. The flow struck the other day has steadily Increased until It now meas ures 3,500 gallons per minute and rises In a solid column fourteen feet above the top of the eight-Inch pipe. This well means much to Redfleld , as Its energy , estimated at fcovcnty-horse power , will bo used In running the dynamos of the electric light plant. The water afterwards will bo run Into a large reservoir and used to Irrigate hundreds of acres ot land. One of the most prominent stock raisers on the range at Pierre estimates that cattle shipments for this year will not bo more than 75 per cent of last year , which shows a decided falling off from 1S95 , The esti mate of shipments for the year from this city ore put at not to exceed 10,000 head. The severe winter will cauno delay , and there will bo but few early shipments. The number ot southern cattle placed on this range this year will not reach anywhere near that usually brought in , as the south erners are holding tficlr cattle at from $5 to ? | J per head higher than in past years. This will keep the southern cattle at home , as stockmen say there Is not enough In them at the prices at which they arc held. The Sioux braves of Pine Ridge agency held a council the other day at Wounded Knee , near the battlefield of 1890 , when they were so severely chastized that they were glad to live In peace and Idleness and be fed by the government. The object of the council was to send a delegation of "wise men" to Washington to settle some financial claims duo. The Indians desire to utilize their money in the education or their chll- dien at the Catholic Mission school here , and will send a delegation to Washington. Thuy claim the right to say how their money shall bo expended. They say this Is not using public money for sectarian purposed , but using the Indian money , not government money , for the care and education of their children In a school of their choice , COLORADO. Deer , elk and antelope are again being wantonly slaughtered chiefly for their heads In the North Park country. The Ills Thompson ! flour mill at Loveland , which has been running on half time since last November , has now started on full time William Parker , who has done thousands of feet of sinking and drifting In the last few years , has at last struck It rich. He has opened up a large body of peacock copper-Iron sulphide In the Ponsardln shaft of the Seneca property , situated on Yankee hill , at Leadvllle. The ore carries 500 AVe have one of the Inrgcst assortments of sheet inu-slc anil folios In the west we're ndilltiK to It continually nothing now but wlint you cnn flntl It here we've a few of those , Ford & Ohnrlton folios yet thut wo are almost giving away some sheet music at only 1 cent per cony all the copyright vocal and In strumental music nt prices lower than Is usually asked for It wo cut on every plcco of music and give you a multitude of titles to Hulect from , , A. HOSPE- . - . , Music and Art. 1513 Douglas. * * * * * * * * * + Very appropriate Indeed IB the portrait wo oiler today of olninbus discovering America ho "ulRhted" land sonic yearn his " " nil Is ? ago "sight" vyas right yours Your uiliul'a eye has perpetual vision bntyonr every tlay eye cannot always l > o depended upon do not neglect them wo make glasses to order such as the most exacting occnllst will approve of and oc ulists are the most exacting pcoplo lu the world. , Columbian Optical Go Manufacturing Opticians , Wholesale nnd Retail. 211 South 16th St. ounces silver , 15 per ocnl copper , two-tenths ot an ounce gold. , ; , Three men In a cabin on Deacon hill , Vic tor , awoke to find ft > box containing fifty pounds of giant powder on flre. They getaway away hurriedly. Thf , .powder did not ex plode , but the cabin , HB burned down. It l reportetl that sjveln of ore from eight to fourteen Inches In lilcknros has been opened up In the Mammoth mine , situated on Albro mountain near Dumont , that re turns at the mill $200 tptho ton , principally In gold. , A remarkable strlkft has been made at Sllvorton , In the Victoria/ Maggie gulch. Tlie ere streak Is over tbreo feet wldo and the shoeing \ simply magnificent. A block of It one foot squaie U on exhibition In tonn , and a sample of the streak assays fifty-three ounces gold and 235 ounces sil ver. | A rich strike noa made In tbo Black Diamond mend , In Deb Cat canyon , near Trinidad. The ere l free milling of a lime and black granIte - Ito formation , and Is valuable In slher , gold and lead. The strike was made at ten feet and an assay show a a value of ISO to the ton. It la owned by Raton parties. Thcro Is much talk now ot the now Uraccn and Donlta districts , about ten miles from Clmarron , and on the line of the Springer stage to Cllzabcthtown. A man well posted sajs : "Work has been pushed there all winter and has developed large veins of min eral. Assnjs running ail high as $300 to the ton have been secured. " Word has Just been received In Trinidad that Gustavo Wolff , an old prospector from Cripple Creek , now nt lied Illver , while looking around on Hitter creek a couple of dajs ago , noticed quantities ot ere which appeared to have been roasted. Ho con cluded to Investigate nnd soon discovered what Is undoubtedly the remains of an old Spanish smelter , which Is probably hun dreds ot years old , ns most ot the old plant Is covered with earth nnd trees have grown up on the ground over It. The site ot the plant Is on the west side of Hitter creek , about ono and a halt miles from Hed river , and can plainly bo seen , although thou sands of pcoplo may have gona over the site without suspecting Its existence. An Important strike was made a few dajs ago In the Nottowny mlno In Hus- sell gulch , The property was taken on n lease and bond by the Nottoway Alining company , composed of Chicago men , last October. The shaft was then down 185 feet. The now company erected a shaft house and put on a steam plant , and after straightening nnd repairing the shaft , con tinued sinking until now a depth ot 230 feet has been reached. At 220 feet n three- Inch streak of ere was found on the foot wall , which nssajed ? 100 to the ton , and nt 230 feet a seven-Inch streak was encoun tered on the hanging wall which assays ? 150. The vein Is four ffct vide , the two streaks being separated by fine porphyry. H Is expected that the 'wo streaks will unite as greater depth Is gained. WYOMING. Tlio Cull brothers of the Laramlo plains lost 1,500 sheep , one-half of their flock , In the snow storm two weeks ago. Wolf hunting with dogs has become an organized range Industry , fifteen , or twenty dogs being sometimes Included In ono pack. There Is great excitement at Grand 12n- campment over the rich strike on the Kings- ford. In a forty-foot tunnel I'cto McQofl struck a two-foot vein of very rich ore. An evident mistake has been made In that porttoiu of the state bounty law which puts but 75 certs on the scalp of a gray wolf pup , as the hunters nass them by until full growth or full bounty Ig attainable. Cattlemen In the yvlclnlty ot Cheyenne state that the prlco of stock Is steadily ris ing. Cows with calves were sold near Horse Creek a few days ago for $30 a head. I'roml- mcnt cattlemen are buying all the stock within their reach. Bob Hall Is said to have struck an apparently - parontly valuable lead on , Coraer mountain In the Centennial district , nearly a mile north of Centennial mountain. Ho Is down forty-flvo ftet and recent assays show a value of $52 In gold. Ore from the claim Is now being tested. Just twenty-one days after the beginning of the great storm , llr. John Wright was otlll digging sheep out or the snow drifts In Bates park In the \lolnlty of Casper , and sheep that had been Imprisoned under the show all thli time , when liberated , stagger oft and go to grazing on grassy spots. Being thj first observance of Arbor day In Casper , the piomoters are very much pleased with the \\ork. Whole streets are adorned with rows of three-Inch forest trece , making a beautiful appearance. Many ot tbo trees are four Inches In diameter at the base of the stem , and most of the others two and three Inches. The greatest number of sheep over shorn at Casper will bo shorn hero this year. Some may have to seek other points even yel , owlnc to the rush of those registered to shear. The town Is literally alive with wool commission men , freight solicitors and live stock buyers , buying wethers for feeding. Ten cents Is the highest price paid so far for wool. Mlasoo Hlnes was in Douglass recently for the purpose of concluding a contract be tween the Fremont , Elkhorn railroad and Phillips & Co. , whereby tbo railroad com pany agrees to build a ferryboat to bo operated on the steel cable which Is stretched across the Platte river at Phillips & Co.'s ranch. Tlio ferry -Is to bo In running order by May 20 and will bo used for trans porting wool across the river. The Samlstono mining district , which lies about fifteen or twenty miles west of the Grand Encampment district , Is attracting at tention of the mining men and prospectois. A number of claims have been located In the district , but upon ono of them only his much development work been done. On this claim , the North Belle , owned by Douglas & Adams , a tunnel has been driven 300 feet and a shaft seventy feet sunk from tbo surface. A test from an average ten tons of the ere from the shaft gave gold values of $200 a ton. The prcacnco of a half-grown elk Insldo the city limits of Saratoga created consid erable excitement for a time the other day and every man and boy w n at once con verted Into an amateur sportsman. A 2- year-old bull elk crossing over from the main range to the Medicine Bow mountains wandered Into town on the east side , and , being seen by several parties , they at once got some kind of a shooting Iron and gave chase. There was a regular fusillade In th l vicinity for a few minutes until thn animal was brought to earth stout a quarter ot a mile- from the school houee. OHKGOX. The L.I Grniulo Chronicle says that every available aero In Union county wilt bo seeded to wheat this spring. Hood Hlver strawberries will bo In the market within a week , and from present In dications tbo crop will bo ft phenomenal ono. W. S , Byars of the Pendleton flouring mill has orders on hand for 10,000 barrels ol flour to be shipped to China and South America. U. n. Klddcr of Baker City Is In the Long Creek valley , Grant county , making up a band ot 5,000 yearling wethers , paying for them $1.50 a head. It Is reported that the Haselmrg & Coos Bay Itallroad company , Graham. Sprcckles and others , have bought the 'big ' Porter saw mill on Coos bay. Samples of kaolin found on the \V. 0 Palmer place , nine mlles west ot McMltm- vlllc , are on exhibition In McMlnnvllle , and the specimens nro thought to bo of unusuallj good quality. Mrs. Hattlo Stowcrs of Bandon has or dered 250 skeins of the silk made by Prof Knncnmtz's silkworm colony In Coqullle City. With this silk she will do fine ueedle- work that will be exhibited. IK. . Dunn of Kugene sold bis hops , con stating ot 32,000 pounds of the ISOfi crop , for 9 cents nnd 3,000 pounds of the 1895 crop for 3 cents per pound. The hops will be shlppci' ' to New York City. This Is the last lot of hops In nugeno. The Tlllamook Lumbering company Is op erating Its water pipe factory night as well as day , for the purpose of filling an order for about two and a half miles of pipe , which IB icqutreil to extend the water sjs- tcm at Kalama In Washington. It will re quire about 60,000 feet of lumber. The Oregon City Pulp company of Oregon City hai adopted nn original and wlso muluod of forest preservation. Much of the pulp used Is manufactured from bilm trcca , which grow In profusion 'lu llio vicinity of the plant. Tbo trees are said to have n rapid growth and tbo company ouiplojs a mau to plant a tree whenever Iho soil Is good. In this way the company hopes to have a per petual supply of balm. The Aurora of Enterprise says : "SbouUI the proposed Seven Devils railroad bo built and extend down Snalto Tlver to Lowlston It will mean a great deal to Wnllowa county A good wagon road can be opened up to tap the railroad on Snake river , near the Seven Devils , a distance of less than sixty miles from Enterptlse , and only about twenty miles from the Imnaha , the famous fruit and stock raising bectloa. thereby bringing us In touch with a good market for our products. " At Sclo recently Douglas Hamilton , who Is a familiar figure In most Llun county towns , where ho lias been In the habit of preach ing on the streets In his own peculiar back- weeks style , was roughly handled by a crowd that bo was attempting to harangue In front of the livery stable. They first turned oft the electric lights , and , seizing the preacher , Immersed him In a trough of water. This treatment did not daunt him , and be re sumed bis preaching , whereupon ho was again soused Into the trough of water. When ho emerged the sccona time ho did not attempt to talk any further. A kind-hearted citizen gave ilm dry clothing and now the per petrators , It Is said , arc ashamed of their actions. WASHINGTON. Very few squirrels are bothering the far mers around Hltzvlllo 'this spring. Hay sold In Kllensburg the other day for $15 a ton , baled , on board the cars. Sheep shearers Jiavo arrived In Prosscr , and It Is expected that 20,000 sheep .will bo sheared there this season. The rush of prospectors to the Okanogan , Methow and Reservation mining dlstilcts through Wilbur has commenced. Tlio corporations throughout Washington are generally complying with the new law- requiring the payment of an annual fee of $10. $10.Tho The annual rose carnival In Tacoma will bo held July 1 , 2 and 3 , and in connection with the celebration there will bo a water pageant. The owners of dairy cows In Kittltas county had to food the cows 140 days during the winter Just passed , Instead of tbo usual ninety ilajs. Specimens of flre clay taken from Silver lake , near Castle Hock , have been tested and pronounced of good quality for brick- making and pottery purposes. There are 800 cords of flue shingle bolts at John Uobln & Sons' shlnglo inlll , In Cus- tle Hock. The bolts came down the Tllton river , and then tie Cowlltz , a distance of seventy miles. Of the three new shlnglo mills now bolng built In Snohomisb , Captain O'Connor's Is expected to begin cutting this week. Itwill have a capacity of 40,000 shingles every ten hours , and the dry kiln will hold 420,000 shingles , Newton & Banes have their now salmon cannery at Chuckanut practically completed. It Is 100x300 foot. It Is expected the pack will roach 50,000 cases during the season , giving employment to 120 whites and forty- two Chinese. There are SOO Indians In the west end of Clallam county , the various tribes living at the Hob , Ozotto , Qulllayuto and Neah bay. Chief Peter of Neah bay Is at the head of the Indian government and Is recognized by the United States government as pollco of ficer. Chief Peter conducts his council with all of the dignity of a nttwly elected Justice of the peace. Ho lives In what was for- This Is the season of the year when you set out your , lawn hose you'll llnd perhaps that It la worn out and you'll have to get a new one we've got hose at tfe and 8c they'ro good hose our lOc hose we will warrant we've sold lots ot our 15c rakes , but have plenty for all- garden hoea for ISo-rspades all our Htock Is new and we've been In the busi ness so long wo know how to price our goods so you wjjj flud thorn money , savers hi every cane d'rlpoll water fil ters $2.05. i - \ " A. C. RAYMER , UUILDERS' HARDWARE HERE , 1514 Faruam St. 'T2W ' < vSW < Ei2PiirW1i There may bo some people In Omaha who do not know that we are the only exclusive carpet store here and to these we want to nay selling cari > ets only aa wo do you can readily see wo nuiflt glvo you tlio best nt the lowest possible price that la the secret of our growing btiblncss once a customer alwys one our whole tlmo and attention Is given to Hecurlng for you. . the carpet of a qual ity wo can u-ecominond and nt the same tlmo sell you nt about the prlco of the Inferior grades we've an Ingrain at 40c. Omaha Carpet Co 1515 Dodge St , 0 > 0404O404 < H 04004040404 0400404 040404040 040404040404 rncrly the school bouse , using Iho largo room for his council chamber. Before him are de termined the controversies which ( rise In the trlb , but his declsmu ! are ( subject to review by the Indian Ment. The dry kiln belonging to the W. H. Ford chlnglo mill In Arlington , Snohomlsh county , wai burned recently and with It the 1,000 , * 000 shingles It contained , The residence or bunk house and the cook house were also burned , and the mill Itself , with \aluab1o machinery , was only saved by heroic work. The shingles were a total loss , with but $225 Insurance. Hog buyers In eastern Washington are buying hOR.i to whip to Missouri river polntu ; at the Mine tlmo Seattle packing houses are shipping pork products Into eastern Wash ington , and pork Is being shipped from Ne braska to Seattle , says the Spokane Chron icle. This , It Is saitl. 1 $ ruining the hog raising Industry In eastern Washington. Two years ago the Palouso country had 75,000 hogs , the Potlatch country 40,000 , the Big Bend country 30,000. Now they have not more than one-third that many at most. The catiso of all this Is attributed to 10-cent corn In Nebraska and 70-cent wheat In eastern Washington , MISCELLANEOUS. The Atlantic & Pacific railway will estab lish a creosote plant at riagataff , Ariz. Exceedingly rich strikes of gold are re ported from the Golden Dreams nnd Noon day mines In Arizona. A sawmill has been completed at Sat mo. B. C. , capable of turning out 30 000 feet of lumber und 30,000 shingles dally. The Fruit Exchange Hollow says that there arc 1,000 acres of bearing lemon trees within five miles of Pasadena , Cal , Nearly 3,000 acres have already been planted to beets nt Chlno this season , and this acreage will be moro than doubled. The wool season Is In full blast In the vicinity of Billings , Mont. As many as 70,000 head of sheep have been sold within two weeks. Gold placer beds have been discovered thrco miles east of Carlln , Nov. It It n placp.r and quurtz proposition In high bars nnd reefs running back 'from the river. The Indications nro that the Santa Fe railway will seek n connection between Phoenix , Ariz. , and Dcmlng , N. M. , taking In the Plnal county coal fields cnroutc , with a branch to Globe. The Santa Ana valley Is being looked over for canalgro for the factory at Htalto. The plant grows wild throughout Orange county , und a goodly supply of the loot Is guaranteed for the beginning of the new Industry in southern California. The Callfoinla Northern Hnllway com pany , Incorporated under the laws of Arizona , will Immediately commence the construction of n railroad from Kramer , on the line ot the Atlantic & Pacific mil load , to llandsburg mining camp , a distance of twenty-six miles. The San Diego county spring woo ! clip will , It li estimated , exceed In weight that of anj spring clip during the past ten jcars Many fleeces will yield five pounds each. Growers are holding their wool , awaiting congres sional action on the tariff bill. Between 40- 000 and 50,000 sheep are lo bo clipped. A rich strike was mode In the Midnight mine , near La Belle , N. M. , at a depth of ICO feet from the surface In the laige two rompaitment shaft , which Is being sunk 011 that ) property. The strike consists of a now streak fifteen ) Inches wide , which a mill run of 230 pounds shows to bo of \aluo of $7SC per ton , and the balance of the vein , which Is five feet In width , has Incieased In average value from $35 to $ CO per ton. Advices from the piinclpal mining districts of Arizona show moro activity than at any time for seven years. During the last ninety days three fabulously rich and a large num ber of high grade gold discoveries have been made nnd a number of now copper discov eries. Some very largo veins of ere In new districts. The now finds are located In Plma , Yuma and Cochlsc counties , southern Ari zona. The monthly output of copper from the territory now exceeds 11,000,000 pounds , The gold production Is a fraction over $1,000- 000 monthly. Present conditions In the Kootcnal district as to transportation and smelter charges are not so backward as many suppose. There are three lakes In the district which are reached by roll , and between the two agencies the freight charge on ores to the Pacific coast and to Montana smelter points docs not ex ceed $6 per ton. To Colorado points the charge Is $17 to Denver and $18.25 to Pu eblo. A charge of $19 per ton will land the ere at the Missouri river. These nro compar atively cheap rates to those which prevailed In the San Juan country ten years ago , when ores from Ouray and Tellurlile paid $12 to $14 per ton for rail transportation alone. Beecham's pills for stomach and liver Ills. IOM'O.S1TU S AS 'rilAIMi Sonip riutircn on tlir Vlnnnolnl MttltR of ( iron ! Show * . "Have expositions outlived themselves } " asks the Chicago Times-Herald. "Is It , In fact , true that It does not pay to nrrangs expositions , as Is frequently cUlmeill" thli question has been answered by the Au trUa commissioner generaV at a meeting of repre sentatives of the Vienna newspapers called for this purpose. The commissioner general gives the following flRurra. Of the expositions of last je.ir that ot Berlin had 6,750,000 admissions ; the millen nium exposition In Hilda I'oeth , 3.DOOOOO : Nuremberg , 2,000,000 ; Dr * Jen. 1,000.000. and the expositions In Stuttgart , Geneva and elsewhere were also vcll attended. The total admissions to nil the expositions of 1S98 footed up 16.000,000 people. Arc there any other arrangements by which such glgantlo crowds of people can bo collected upon A limited territory T The commercial suc cesses of expositions are also frequently underestimated , but only becsus * they have heretofore not b sn Invttitlpatcd. The di rectorate ot last > ear's exposition In Nurem berg was the flttt to make an Attempt In this regard. The exhibitors consented to have their books examined , nnd U was found that In the expedition buildings during the fair 9,000 anlcs. with a total of l.SOO.OOO marks , were made , and 8,700 orders , with a total of 1.500,000 mark ? Thwc nro BUI prising UK- tires If It In considered that thh Nurombcrs exposition , was limited to Bavarian exhibit ors only. Figures which are Just ns Instructive sr ohown by the stntlstlra of American Im ports before and after the World's fair In Chicago. In tills Import In 1SSO Kngland par. tlclp.Uud with 31 per cent , Franco with 10 and Germany with 7 per cent ; In 1S96 Kng land with 21 , Franco with S and Germany with 12 per cent. German Industry WAS represented at the Chicago exposition In an Imposing manner , nnd the figures given show thu results. But expositions should not bo treated lightly from other points at vlow. Since w lion does Japanese and Chlnero art exercise so great an Inlluenco upon lndtifitrl.il art ? Since the Vienna exposition , the Hist which Intro duced eastern Asia to the public. To what fact docs the South Kensington museum In London , this mother Institution ot all Indus trial museums In the world , ewe Its orlglnT To the London exposition or 1S51. And thus It can bo shown by nearly every great ex position ( hat It marked progress upon tha field of culture and Industry. What the next International exposition lu Paris , In which nil llfty-four nations of the earth will paitlelpatc , will achieve In this dlicetlou of course nobody can even 'ImoRlno at this time. But one thing Is Bcttled : Owing lo Us admirable nriangement It will bo moro comprehensive , and therefore moro Instinctive , than all prior world's fairs , The 1'orU s > .stcm. ns Is known , ai ranges for groups and not for .states In the exhibits. The whole field ot work of mankind , so far as It can physically bo brought to expres sion , U divided Into eighteen groups , each ono of these group ? will nave a building by Itself , and In this building all nations ex hibit the woik of that pat tlculnr group , so that In reality there will be eighteen In ternational expositions. A very welcome In novation to Paris exhibitors will bo that they not only will not have to pay any space rent , but they will also be fuinlthed motive power free of charge. The French are able to do this , for they are not only rich , but also very wlso. Chicago Tribune : "Hi. Maria , you ought to do something for that cold of yours. It makes your noae so red. " She Don't let the color ot my noao did- tttrb you , John. I can take that nose out on the street without causing people to wink at each other nnd shake their heads and make remarks about swearing off and all that kind of thing , and If all the solicitude you've got about my cold la on account ot the way It makes mo look , I'll keep It to splto you and I hope It will turn my iioso so red It will make jou stay awake at night and I can't hear you snore ; turn about Is fair jilay , and see how you'll like It nwhllc , and maybe you will keep your advco | to yourself next tlmo and don't you worry any moro about my cold ! Ho ( utterly crushed ) All right , Maria. ( neil DfffllHe. Chicago Post : "Havo you any defense ? " asked the Judge. "Certainly , " replied the bicyclist. "Tho man very foolishly tiled to crossitho street and I naturally ran him down. " "It's a dllllcult case to pass upon , " said the judge , thoughtfully. "Of course , jou are blameless , but I don't know whether to call It a case of Justifiable homicide or suicide. " This is what llrex Sliooinnn did to his dog when he caught him but that has nothing to do with the way we are selling those Indies' .f.'l.OO tan cloth and kid top ra/or or newest coin too .shoes In the dark seal brown or oxblood this Is a shoe we can gnarntcc from top to bottom never In your life have you been able to duplicate It for less than $5.00 but we gnarntee it and only nttlc you ? : i.00-lt IH decidedly the nobbiest ! ? : t.OO ladles' shoe we have over been abq ! to offer you. Drexel Shoe Co. , I'll ! ) FAKNAAI. Send for our Illustrated Catalogue Frc Here's a list of llttlo necessities In silver that most every one wants the prices hero mentioned are our regular quotations not cut at all but upon com parison they will be found much the lowest In the city- Silver buttonhooks 25c to $1.50 Silver nail flies U.'m to $1.50 Silver cull do knives 7f > c Silver embroidery scissors 7.1c Silver 12-blatlo knife $1.00 Silver handle tooth brush ? 1 . ' - ! . " > Sllvot' bicycle or bag tag. $1.00 to 1.50 CO visiting cards , engraved plate$1,00 C. S. Raymond , JEWELER , 15th and Douglas. The success of the National Is well * summed up In the 1800 catch phrnxo "A National rider never changes bin mount" In this phrase Is crystall/.ed the verdict of the rlilum who have found In each successive model of the National these Improvements which were of prac tical benellt Our 1807 light roadster- model II has no superior In u $100 wheel Wo niako a 10 per cent discount on this wheel for npot cash Our model I Is distinctively different from every other Indies' wheel giving the rider an easy nnd graceful pobltlou this wLeel la only $75 , Kearney Cycle Co. , Bicycles and Bicycle Sundries 422 8. 15th St. , Omahn