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TIII3 OMAHA DAILY BEE : FHIDAY. .TAUUAllY 14. 1898.
FROM THE' FARTHER WEST STUDYING CLIFF DWELLERS Photographing the Inscriptions Found on the Colorado River. HIEROGLYPHICS SOON TO BE READ 8IrKimr from llalillatloiin Clvcii Dp to Hie llntn Jinny Tlioiiiiiintl * Ypnm U\K I.fKC-mln of tin.VnviiJovN ' un the Colonel Hen H. Illtc , ono of the remark able characters of the went , 1 a guest of the St. Jamco hotel , say the Itocky Moun tain News of Denver. Colonel Illto la n pioneer settler of the Colorado river , Utah , and ls perhaps better Informed concerning the Grand Canyon ot the Colorado and the vagaries and moods of the wonderful river than any other man living. For ten years ho has made his headquarters at Dandy Crossing , the only gap In the canyon for a distance of 350 miles. There ho pitched hla tent , In the rnUlit of nature's wildcat scenes. From the front door of his cabin bo looks over one of the grandest and most pic turesque panoramas of tbo globe. It la a spot teeming with the romance ot a race long since extinct. Within a radius of twenty-five mites of the homo of Colonel Jtito was nn Important center for the cliff dwellers. Their ruined habitation * are tti bo seen In mimborlcfB places In the main canyon and arc In many opots covered with Jileroglyphlcfl of the lost race and furnish an endless source of wonder and speculation to the few travelers and adventurers who penetrate to that distant corner of the con tinent. "Persons who have not visited the canyon , " uald Colonel Hlte In speaking of Ma strange experiences , "can form no adequate Idea of the condition * which exist there and the Htrlklng scenery of the country. I Imagine 4hat one who has lived long on the borders of the canyon would find all other scenery tame. The other day In passing through the Iloyal Gorge I was told that the highest point In the gorge extends to nn altitude of -,700 feet. Tourists stand in mute wonder nt the majestic needle which points forever toward the clouds. What would bo their emotions could they stand at the bottom of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado and look upon a precipice that stretches to a height of ono and a half miles ? The mind is over- whalinod and the little affairs of men ot earth sink into insignificance when ono looks up from the bottom of the Grand Canyon. For ooveral months a scientific nwn from ono of the societies of the cast has been at my camp. The object of tils Journey * as to J make a study of the cliff dwellers' remains und to photograph the houses and the in scriptions on the walls of the canyons. I have studied Uhwo Inscriptions by the hour and never tire of wondering what they mean end what was the history of the people who left these strange writings behind them. The man of science has taken more than 1,000 photographs , and If ho were to work steadily lor yeara ho could not take all the pictures of Inscriptions in the region. Tno world ivalts for a Camplllon to Interpret the writIng - Ing of the cliff dwellers , but I am almost persuaded that the time is at hand when the Inscriptions will bo read as on open book. ANTIQUITY OK CLIFF DWELLERS. "In order to convey an Idea ot Uio length of time which has elapsed since the cliff dwcllenj departed from the canyon of the Colorado , I will give you an Incident. Two f i'lends of mine spent several weeks digging Jn the houses of the ancient race. They spent i day and a half reaching a house U'hlcii ' evidently had not been entered by man i elnce Us original Inhabitants withdraw. The I I place w ia wholly Inaccessible by ordinary I methods , but having started la the undertaking - I I taking my friends persevered and at last wcro rewarded by reaching the stone house. J Insldo cf the building ' 'hey found the floor ' covered by eighteen Inches of dust finer than any flour ever ground out of a mill. As the country la practically dustlcss and dust ntorma such as are known In Colorado are wholly unknown on' the banks of the canyon , the time required for Uie accumulation of the Impalpable dust must lave bccu centuries. Upon removing the dust the men wmo to a formation wholly now to them , but on close examination It proved to be the guano of Tiats. Wl'h pick and shovel they removed the dcpot'lt , finding that It had contained a depth of ( Wo feet. Then the natural Moor of Uho dwelling appeared. On this floor a mis cellaneous collection of Implements and jars of the cliff dwcllcra was found. The collec tion was one of Uiu finest ever discovered In the canyon , and it was evident that the house , hold paraphernalia had been left behind , un disturbed , when the former inhabitants of the rude stone dwelling escaped. " .My opinion Is that these cliff dwellers left their home and It was given up to bats , not less than 100,000 years ago. It Is for the scientists to determine the period when the canyon of the Colorado was formerly In- liablted , but the longer one lives In the re- Klon and the more ho Investigates , the more extensive will appear the period of time. Thousands of dwellings have disappeared under the corroding hand of time , and whole villages have been burled In masses of rock falling from the sides ot the canyon. Moun tains ot rock have tumbled down and been ground to powder below since the walls were the homo of the extinct race. What wo behold today U only a feeble remnant of the works left by the cliff dwellers. LKGI3ND OF THE NAVAJOES. "My brother Cass , " said Colonel Hlto , "lived for three and n half years among the Navajocs. Ho became a favorite of the chief and of several of the big muJlcinu men , and they talked more freely with him than \\lth any other white man. When he pointed to the deserted dwellings In the cliffs and Inquired who lived there , the mud Iclno man said : 'Thoeo people lived there before the moon was placed In the sky. One iilght tbo Great Spirit throw the moon Into the hoivcns. The now light frightened the inhabitants of the cllffc and they rushed to the edge of the precipice and threw themselves - selves Into the river. ' Slncu that time the Indian never eats tlah caught In the Colorado rado river , for evcrv fish contains the soul of a cliff dweller. ' " Colonel Hlto has discussed the question of the ago ot the grand canyon with scien tific men who visit thu region. Ho says they have counted 3,300 different geological formations In the canyon , where It cuts Its nay through tbo lltickakln mountains , They estimate that It required 12,000,000 years for 4ho river to cut-Us wny through the different strata. It Is aluo a theory tint at ono time a large part of Utah was an Inland salt sea. Gradually the bed of the sea rose and the \iulor found Its wny to the ocean through the Colorado river. The Great Salt lake Is what now remains of the ancient sea. Colonel Hlto has made a collection ot cliff dwellers' relics and has a number of the hard Hint Instruments with which tbo artists of the nation carved hieroglyphics In the walls of tlicr canyon. Ono of the side canyons la known as Sheep canyon. I ( derived its name from a picture of a mountain ehccp which occupied an Inaccessible place in the middle of a vast cliff. At the bottom of the canyon are miles ot ideal flats where the scttlera grow almost every variety of vegetables and grains , Dandy Crossing Is 110 miles from the n ear- tut railroad and fifty-three miles from the nearest settlement. Mall Is delivered twice ft week to Hlto postodlce. The postmaster is J. W. Wilson , a ' 68er of Denver. Mineral Output for Montana. HELENA , Mont. , Jan. 13. ( Special. ) Kugeno n. IlroJen. atsayer In charge of the United Statesy ofllco la Helena , places Morittna'ft mineral production for 1897 at $52,750.000. There was nn Increase In every branch of mining during the year over 1S96 , even silver allowing an Increase , due to tlto Increased production of the Butte ceyper mines , which aUn carry silver. There are aowl only flvo exclunlvely ellvcr mines oper ating In the state. The Increase la gold pro. ductlon It icalnly due to river dredging , the production of placer mines operated by hy draulics > iiid sluicing .lolng . less than In 1896 , owing to a shorter senacti. There wca a slight advance In gold quartz mining during the > ear , most notably In M.idUon county. The most notable Increase to In the copper output. The big copper mines of Uutte arc employing more men than they over have be fore. Knormotis bodies of ore have bsen blocked out In them , and It U certain that they can Increase their production the will of the owners. Less lead was produced In 1837 than In 1896 , but Ita value was greater , owing to higher prices. The following table shows Montana's pro duction for 1S97 and for 189C : 1& ! > 7. ISM. Oolil $ 4,430.000 $ 4..1S4.071 Silver 20,550.000 20S2J.SJ7 Copper 27,000,000 2.,3oG,510 Lead 7.10OM G7C.OCO Totals * 52,750,000 $50.732,003 .SOUTH DAKOTA TfT MtOICINU UP. Miu-h Inquiry for I.and Coining from Other Htnlpx. HOWAIin , S. D. , Jan. 13. ( Special. ) The now year la opening tip In Howard with a fair trade by 'tho merchants , although the mild , open weather affects the demand for heavy winter goods. There arc more letters of Inquiry for land than for several years past , Indicating a ( heavier Immigration next spring. The train loads of Mt steers going to eastern markets every day are turning the cyoi of stockmen In tha ! direction , while the rapid growth and success of the creamery Interest , and the top prices paid for Dakota butter , are revolu tionizing eastern opinion of the state. The result of tiio 'tests of Dakota sugar beet ! ) made recently at the state experimental station at Mrooklngs , showing Dakota beets to be richer In saccharine properties then oven thcfio of suce'sful sugar producing sections , was a revelation to our own people. Increased Interest In tno subject Is arouaed by the success of a recent experiment In making crude beet sugar by the open kettle prccess In Michigan. Many farmers will grow n few beeto next season to experiment with In the fall. The Impression Is gaining ground that Dakota Is BOOH to become a lead ing sugar state. Much interest Is felt hero In the Trans- ml&ilsslppl Exposition and many Dakota people will visit Omaha next summer. This Is especially true of those who did not feel able to go to the Chicago exposition. SHTTLES THIS IXIIIAX UDKSTIOX. llonetiuilH Acrn-c ( Sell I/a ml (11 Hie l.o\v r limit's. HOSEHUD , S. I ) . , Jan. 13. ( Special. ) Inspector specter McLaugblln has Just adjourned a council with the Rosebud Indlins In regard to ceding land to the Lower Ilrule Indians. The Iloaobud Indians agree to sell to the Lower Brutes land at $1.23 per acre. The amount required to complete the allotments of thcFO Indians will bo 120,00tf acres. When the land Is paid and a. part of their general fund Is turned over to the Rosebud fund the Lower Brules are to bo Incorporated with Rosebud reservation. The agitation of this qucjtlon has been , going 'Din for seven years. The UrulcM have 'been ' persistent In earning south of White River , where they resided previous to the Crook treaty of 1SS3. Their present rcsenatlon Is much 'better land , but they arc not satisfied. The last congress provided for their removal to the south of Whlto River and about half of the entlro enrollment of the Lower Brule reservation have moved to the new location. They are about eighty miles from Rosebud agency and on land unoccupied and unured by the Rosebud Indians. Inspector McLaughlln has been very successful In adjusting thU mat ter and has gone to Washington to report to the secretary of the Interior. Stale Pair Hoard Klocllon. HURON , S. D. , Jan. 13. ( fyoclal. ) Tie State Beard of Agriculture elected John Arm strong of De Smet , president ; James Dean of Yankton , secretary , at a salary of $300 per year , and S. D. 1'latt of Clark , treasurer , at J1CO per year salary. September 2C to 30 lu- cluslvo was fixed as the time for holdlag the fair In Yankton. George Harris of Pierre was aopolnted chief marshal , and Edward G. Kd- gerton of Yankton will be suoerlntcndent of grormls ; John Fitzgerald of Madison will have charge oC tickets. The supcrlatendent of horses is George Durnslde of Sioux Falls , and of speed , Charles N. Harris. John Arm strong of De Smet Is superintendent of the dairy department , and Edward Bailey of Clark superintendent of poultry. H. C. Woods of Fccestburg will look after the agri cultural department. Management of the woman's detriment was left with the local beard at Yankton. Honor * for a. Yank ton Hoy. YANKTON , S. D. , Jan. 13. ( Special. ) Prof. E. Dana Durand , who has Just become a member of the faculty of Stanford univer sity In California , as assistant professor of administration and finance in the depart ment of economics and social science , Is a native of South Dakota and was born In Yankton 'twenty-seven ' years ago. He gradu ated from Obcrlln In 1891 , spent some time at Cornell university and 'became ' connected with the New York state library at Albany. Ho Is also the author of several pamphlets on economics. IIIilH Want MureSpace. . RAPID CITY , S. D. . Jan. 13. ( Special Tel egram. ) Governor Leo telegraphed to this city today from Omaha , stating that ho has engaged l.COO feet at the exposition for a state oxlilblt. only COO feet being for the Black Hills. People In the Hills demand six times as much space. Deadwood. papers nay : "Lot Governor Loci come on with his pump , kin show. The Ulack Hills will paddle its own canoe. " AVIII Vote iiu lliuulM. ELK POINT , S. D. , Jan. 13. ( Special. ) The county commissioners have called a special election In Union county to vote on the question of levying a 3-mlll tax for pur pose of building a new court house and Jail to cost $25,000. The election will take place February 8. (7niUK After Kim. PIERRE , S. D , , Jan. 13. ( Special Tele gram. ) The flrst flow of water In the now well at this city was reached yesterday1 at a depth of 875 feet. A'bout ' 200 feet more will reach the main flow , < \alch will > be shut off and the well .sent deeper In a search for gas. SOUlll DllUotll XlMTMlltCH. . Yankton has a etarch factory project on the firing. Now buildings and Improvements In Brook- Ings last year coat $50,000. W. A. Williams will move his Huteblnson Herald from Olivet to Mcnno. Sioux Falls business men arc organizing for a fair In that city next fall. Mltbinlc may lie lighted * y electricity , the power to be furnished from the mill. Ole Oleson of Vermilion has the honor of being the first white person born In the Etato of South Dakota , The Yankton Federation of Labor U In a flourishing condition and new members are being added at every meeting. Remonstrances against 'the ' proposed aban donment of Fort Meade are being generally Blgned by residents of the Black Hills. Mra. Orphla Tarbox , ouo of the pioneer women of South Dakota , celebrated her Sjth birthday anniversary at Yanlttoii a few days ngo. ngo.Tho The state Irrigation convention will tie held in Aberdeen January 18. Dr. Hester , presi dent of tbo Agricultural college , will be present. State Land Commissioner Lockljart reports that a large number of farmer * who have purchased school lands on time are now coming In and paying up their future notes year or two before they arc duo , even sub- milling to the tcrnv ? which requires payment of Interest to maturity , A telephone line from Garretson to Dell Rapids Is projected , with telephones at ths homes of n number of enterprising farmers along the way. Auditor Mayhcw threatens to cue the Sioux Falls Argus-Loader for damagea on account of articles printed In relation to the charges against him. A1 Barter , who left the Black Hills several months ago for a prospecting tour In Mex ice , has returned and says that there U no opportunity for miners In that country. \VnlilnutoM XiMt Registration of voters for the Tacotru city election Is In progress thli week. Seattle now has one policeman to every 1,250 persons and the chief of putlcc wants the number Increased. There are 233 pupil. * enrolled In Tckoa'a public schools , and It Is expected that tiio number will soon bo Increased to 300. There arc between 4.000 and B.OOO bales of unsold hops In Washington an.l the owner * expect to get from 1C to 20 cents a pound for them , The real estate transfers In Tncoma In 1897 , according to the Ledger , amounted to $5.CG0.372 , as against $3,039,608 In 18DO , $ V 231GOG In 1S95 , and $7,329,148 In ISO ) . The Ellcnsburg city council has bought for the electric light plant a dynamo which will "coat 5800. laid down In Ellcnsbmg. The dynamo Is expected to arrive ifrorn Now York In three weeks. Seattle voters will bo naked to decide . on a proposition that each Incoming city i council shall have the power to fix the pay i of all city ofllcera for a period of not more t i than two years. I The Klondike cssUcmcnt having caused 1 many to neglect their annual assessment work on their Washington claims , the claim Jumpers were present the first of the yoir In largo numbers In every Important mining district , and availed themselves of the op portunity of obtaining property without money und without price. On the Colvlllo reservation It Is reported that 1,000 clnlma were thus secured. Mine Inspector Norton's annual report , now being prepared , will show that the coal mines of Washington pioduccd nearly 2WO.OOO ( toiu of coal last year , and employed the largest number of miners ever encaged In that calling Inside the confines of the state. There were fewer mine accidents than ever before , and the precautions fet the safety of the workers were more gen erally recognized than ever bofoio. The production of last year wa * 280,000 tonsi larger than ever before known. You cannot deny facts , and It is a fact that Salvation Oil is the greatest pain cure. 23c. Sl.UMJIIXR IV COX-STAXTIXOI'LK. How Ilnronesq < Ic Illrseli Stinllnl ( he Condition < > f ( lie Poor In Turkey. It may be ot Interest to many who have road of the charitable works carried on ibj the philanthropist Baroness do Hlrsch to know how she received her flrst Impetus In this direction. It 'was while sTie was visiting In Constanti nople some years ago. Slip l.uil just lost her only son , and seek ing distraction from her : grief , her thoughts turned to others. ' and their trials. She spent days and days and nights also Investigating the miseries of the poorer classes , "slum ming , " to use < a popular expression. It wus all a. revelation to her , and she at once wont to work with that energy which Is ono of her marked characteristics to or ganize committees to Investigate and re lieve distress. The first do Hlrsch home for girls who need a temporary refuge was founded In Constantinople. Since then other homes have been established by the barouass In Belgium. Austria , her native country ; Paris , where she resides , and within the last toft month ; ) ahe has founded a home for Hebrew emigrant girls la New York. She Is i pendIng - Ing about $250.000 In 'building ' and equipping this home , and will then provide an annual Income ample for Ita maintenance In the most generous manner. "Tho Clara do Hlrsch Homo for Working Girls" is io bo its official title. Baroness BARONESS DD HIUSCH. Clara do Hlrsch do Gereuth U her full name. Gerouth.being the ninie of thu family place In Austria , Ilaron do Hirsch's name bcforo ho wes knighted. The baroness was Clara lilscbofhelm before - fore her marriage ; ahe was the daughter of a prosperous banker , who was a ! o a scholar and a statesman. She was her fathor'a private secretary for a number of years and speaks and writes several languages. When about 20 years of ago she married Baron da Hlmah. Since his death sta. has personally managed her vast fortune. She would 'bo ' very glad to follow the Jjlblo injunction as to the loft hand's knowl edge of the right hand's work for two reasons : Eoro one , she Is a modest woman and unostentatious ; for the other , whenever her charities are ( inscribed at length her mall doubles for 'weeks ' after. With Its usual thirty or forty letters dally many of them 'begging ' lettero the year 'round , she feels that she has quite enough to do to keep several secretaries 'busy ' , to say noth ing of herself. The baroncsi has a superb homo In Paris , and , although philanthropic schemes mo nopolize so much of her time , she Is fond of social life , and her Sunday evening re ceptions nra features of llfo in the gay Frcnoh capital. XKOK.SSITIUS Al | 13 COSTI.V. \Vutvr tin- Mont I'rc'C'loim ninl ICx- clUMlviDrlnlc In 1'iirlx. "Water Is the most precious anj ( exclu sive drink you can order In Paris , " writes Lilian Doll In a letter from the French capl. tal to the Ladies' Home Journal. "Imagine that you who let thn water run to cool It ! In Paris they actually pay for water In their houses < by the quart. Artichokes , and truffles , and mushroom ? , and silk stockings , and kid gloves are so cheap hero that It makw you blink your eyes. Hut eggs , and cream and milk are luxuries. Silks and velvets are bowlldcrlngly Inexpensive , nut cotton stuffs are from America , and are ex- trivagances. They make them up Into 'cojtumcs' and trim them with velvet rib bon , Never by any chance could you bo supposed to send cotton frocks to bo washe.1 every week. The luxury of fresh , starched muslin dresses and plenty of shirt waists It unknown , "I never shall overcome the ecstasies of laughter which nesall mo when I see varie ties of coal exhibited In tlnyi shop window , set forth In high glass dishes , as wo exploit chocolates at homo. Out well they may respect It , for It It really very much cheaper to freeze to death than to Ibuy coal In P rl . Tbo reason ot all this U the city tax on every chicken , crcry carrot , every egg brought lntoi ; < vri * . Every mouth ful of food Is taxed , ThKs produces an enormous revenue , ami tMs Is why the streets are o clean ; It'ta 'why ' the asphalt Is aa smooth as a < ball room floor ; It Is why the whole of Parl , Jp a 'beautiful as a dream. " fiOSSIl * AII01/'i4"\VOMift Helen Keller has completed a most remarkable - markablo year ot study and progress at the Cambridge School for OWa , Cambridge , Mass. Arthur Oilman , M. A. , dfrnctor ot tbo Cam bridge School for Qlrlsiho examined Miss Keller and taught her In' several branches , ( .ays ; "No man or woman has ever , In my expe rience , got ready for these examinations In so brlct a time. How has It been accom plished ? lly a union of patience , determina tion and affection , wltn the foundation ot an uncommon brain. " This Is Miss Keller's second year In prepa ration for college. A Hoston paper tells of a charming boudoir furnished for a bride In her new home. It l hung with flowered chintz. The design Is big tulips on a cream ground. The wood work Is dark , the polished floor has a rug ot deep gold and green. In a 'bow window are window boxes filled with plants , and ct each side of the embrasure stands a brass Jardiniere , holding a tall , graceful palm. A well-appointed desk , hanging book shelves and a little coffee table speak ot comfort and ease. A clever arrangement which gives a luxurious 'touch to the room and adds much to Its beauty IB directly opposite the bow window. A long mirror Is placed lengthwise against the wall , above It Is a shelf for china , beneath It a long , low seat covered with chintz , and heaped with green , yellow nnd red cushions. The mirror reflects the ferns and window 'boxes and gives a charming air of brightness and spaciousness to the apartment. Writing In Scrlbner's Magazine on "Women cad Heforms. " Helen Watterson Moody siys : "Whatever the Turvoydrops of thp moral world may have to fay about the necessity for elevating moral deportment on Hie part of 'wooman , bewitching wooumn , ' I have never bon able to see any Indubitable Intent In nature hero toward binding them over to Efiy higher moral standards than she docs mc'n. ' lloth men and women seem to me to bo compounded of the same average morality , though with certain unlike mani festations , largely the result of circumstances and opportunities. I see no special cause for believing that the average woman under IHce temptation would do very differently from 1'ie average man a belief which Is not lessoned by Hlshcp Potter's recent accusation before the Woman's auxiliary of the Civil Service Reform association that they out their relatives Into office whenever they get the chance , 'without any evidence that they are fitted to flll the pMces they applied for. ' Pos sibly wemon were Intended by their creator to stand for the reformatory Interests ot life , but I think there Is not , ns yet , siiHlclcnt evidence thereto either In the nature of things or of women to warrant any special abrogation of other distinct and more fa miliar duties In favor ot Interests mainly moral. " Judge Blank of well. let us say of a cer tain county seat of a ccrialn county In the great and growing state of Michigan , after ten years ot widowerhood , had taken to tilm- self a wife , and , says the Detroit Free Press , the lady was so mcagerly possessed of per sonal pulchritude that the Judge's friends of the first degree took : It upon thenuelvcs to criticise him for marrying so homely a woman. "I don't see bow ho ever could have done It , " said one friend tp the Judge's old mal(7 ( sister. "That's what everybody seems to think , " admitted Miss D. -.j "Then what in t'le name of gcodncss did he ever do It for ? " . - "Oh , well , there was mitigating circum stances , " said the sjster.ip a juillc'ul tone. "Mitigating circumstances ? I don't know what you mean. " j n "Well , oho waa worth q. half million dollars. Wouldn't vou sav that wan very mitigating ? " nnd the friend was forced to admit that It was. Earrings aren't fashionable nny more , eays the Now York Sun , especially these opt with diamonds. Bracelets are , though , and the Jowcloro say they nro kept busy eon- verting ear ornaments. The now bracelets are a pleasing combination of simplicity nnd magnificence. If a woman Is so lortuni'.o ' as to possess a pair of handsome diamond earrings she has itho two stcncn rot diag onally across a plain gold v.'iro which fastens around the 'arm , or she uses only one stone. Moro elaborate bracelets are set with a cjibochon 'beryl ' , topaz , garnet , sapphire or turquoise , surrounded by diamonds. Not every ono has handsome diamond earrings to > bo made Into 'bracelets ' , but 'that's ' no ex- . cuao for a woman 'with ' her arms unadorned , I for almost every kind of bracelet thzt hsa over been worn. cxcc > pt 'the broad gold onea embellished -with leaves and flowers tiaced In black enamel cf twenty years ago , is now on the market. There are silver and gold bangles and kicked 'bracelets ' , extension bracelets set 'with ' semi-precious stones at cIcHo Intervals , and bracelot.3 made of rare Kerns. They vary In price from 25 cents to thousands of dollars , Youm ; MIMI In Oilier. There is much > oung timber in the hor-ao , says the Des Molnes Capital. Seven' ' mem bers are 30 yeara ofage and under , namely , Connor of Clayton , DeWolf of Pocuhontas. McGinn of Clinton , Nowers of Clarke , Potter of Hrcrncr , Porter of Appanoose and Prentls of Illcggold. Then , there are flvo members who have not yet reached 33. In this list may be found Itlake of Webster , Hauger of DIack Hawk , Johnson of Franklin , Merrl-un of Delaware and Smith of Harrison. The average age of sec.itona Is greater thso in the ! -st assembly. A CM1VI7II d\VIMln. Viirlntliiii ( in Ii < - Check Sclicmr mill Itw .Siici'i-Msfiil < 'lliiHT. A clever swindle wjs described a day or two ago by u young Cleveland banker. It Is so simple , and yet no ingenious , that It In a wonder It hnsn t been tried before , says the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Not lonp ; n.so a well-drefsed man of line manners walked Into a , leading local hotiso and looked nt a certain llnu of valuable goods. lie inailu hlH selection with care , anil when thu bill reached 00 lie diew a cheek book from his pocket und filled out u cheek for the amount , "There , " ho said , "you don't know me , of course , nnd you knov/ nothing about my financial affairs. Just send that check to your bank and I will drop In tomorrow rlBht and get my goods. " The next mornlnt ; . bright and early , the stranger dropped In. -i "Well , " he suld , will ) a confident nlr , "everything nil right ? " . . " Sony , " said th tfalpsmnn , "but your cheek has buoii rettirhril. There were no Junda In " ' ' your name. "What ! " cried the1 Stranger. "Just let me sen that cheek , ptenHu. " Thu document was hnml'd to him and bis look of grieved o tonlsinent ut onee gave plicp to a cnecry smile. "That's one on me , " ho paid. "You B 3 how It happened ? I , gave you u check on the wrong1 bank , " Ho drew the llttln 'check bock from hU pocket and rapidly fll.ed'but another lilunk. "If at first you I don't Huoceed , " bo hummed , "try , try again. There , tryi that , If you p1enp , nnd we'll again hopefully nwalt result * . ' ' Ho waved lili nrm In n comical manner nt th salesman olid Jauntily stepped oft with the Hrst chock In hit pocket. Something like n half hour Inter ho l > rlskly walked up to the payingteller's window of the bank with which the big ntercnntllo house docs Ituslnpss. With nn nlr of the utmost confidence bo pushed It the cheek wlileh he had brought away In Itls pocket. It was payable to the big mer cantile house nnd It borein ? firm's Indorse ment. The slick operator hml deftly re moved the clearing home stamp with some port of ncld. "Kindly obllgf , " ho slmlllnrsly snld ns he thrust the check forward. The latter scanned the slip. Ho turned It over , H was evidently nil right. Ho looked up nt the stranger , "Just lot us have a hundred In fives , fifty In small bills nnd the lultnro In sliver. " the lattei' glibly requested. "We're a little short of change. " i If there liatl been nny suspicion In the mind of he teller It was certainly swept nway by tbo stranger's frank nnd open manner. i The money was counted out nnd shoved across the glass shelf , nnd and the. pUas- Ins stranger hasn't been seen since. If you Ivwe n heavy drooplnp mus tache , which gets In the way when you cat EOUP , Don't sacrifice personal vanity to romfort by cutting It off ; a little cob bler's wax will make It look ornamen tal and unique Or n pair of curling-tangs will enabla you to show your fine teeth ( two EUl- neas the set ) If you arc mashlngly Incll ned. T lit The Henry eyc 3 adjustable thea tre hat. For real ladlea. A good idea is to keep some Pearline in a sifter , ready to use for / floor-washing , dish-washing , etc. , etc. You sprinkle a little over the floor , for instance , and then just wash it over with a wet cloth. See how much more convenient to use than soap , to say nothing of the easier work ! 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