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A Fish Out of Water
By BERTHA ORV1LLE
(Copyright. 1S09, by Associated Literary Pre)
-jo Tnrm was in a auandary. His I "The picturesque new boatman. The
sister Edith and his best friend. Tom girls all have been out to see nm
nCAI'SE of m:mcro::3
:iraiK.s in the racks
of n.iordInate ofucers
of battalions r.nd regi
ir ems end the small
r.u:ubrr of officials
praduated from the Mil
itary college, in addl-
htfffiwizC-ifi&i. ih war denartment of
the Mexican govern
ment, whlrh at that
time was under the di
rection of General
Mena. submitted a bill.
approved by congress
on December 7. 1104. in the form of a
decree, by virtue of which the "Kscuela
Militar de Aspirantes" (Military Train
ing school) was established. The school
has for Its object the training of sub
ordinate officers for the infantry, cav
alry and artillery service. The institu
tion was opened on January 29. W?.
in the remodeled building of the old
factory of Santa Fe. in Tlalpam. which
had been acquired by the department
lor that purpose. The rules and regu
lations now in force in the school were
issued at that time, according to which
it was specified that young men desi
ring to enter the school must be Mex
icans between 18 and 21 years of age.
in the case of minors It was necessary
to obtain the consent of the father or
guardian. Further requirements pro
vide that the candidate shall have fin
ished u course of primary instruction,
.-ha!', be of good character, vaccinated
and possessed of the health and phys-
1 ilK?fc5frJfeMfcQpBifo(s. ir TJBPSHn ll
TX?Cc5c5 y -QiyTAT0
the cadet is assigned: campaign fortifica
tions; practical knowledge of explosives
nnd elements of physics and chemistry:
military jurisprudence and law; geometry
and trigonometry; topographic drawing.
For the third six months the studies com
prise general tactics or the use of the three
weapons, including the application of
t'eni-s relating to maps or charts of the
count rv; theory and practice with small
lire-arms (or artillery): communication and
work in the field; military topography;
military hygiene and military horsemanship
for mounted officers.
In addition to the foregoing during the
three six-months' terms which make up the
course the cadets are instructed by a spe
.;.,i vrnfossor for each subject in physical
culture, swimming, fencing and marksman-
-.vith the revolver. miamry
i a! strength necessary for the pursuit of a mili
Young men having the foregoing qualifications
ind who wish to enter tiie school are required
to applv in their own handwriting to the secre
tary of "war and navy, accompanying their appli
cations by documents stating their acs anrt rl..
ondiuon as well as b" certifies showing their
academic and social training. At the bottom of
the application the tatner or uuor musi w
onsent in writing to the entry of the applicant
into the army as a prospective officer. Applica
tions ate to be made so as to reach the war de
partment in November or during the first half of
December, also In May and during the first half
.)f June or each year.
If the applications are accepted and after the
medical examination certifying to the physical
fitness of the candidates for the military service
has been made, the applicants enter the training
school on July and January 1. respectively, and
are enrolled therein in due course. Record Is
made of the class of officers the applicants desiro
to become and of their agreement to serve as
such during the time they attend the military
training school and in the army for a period of
five years thereafter, the latter time to be reck
jned from the date they leave the institution.
Young men admitted as candidates must ap
ply for entrv Into the school on the dates already
mentioned and pursue therein three theoretical
practical courses of six months each, and after
t-eparatelv completing said courses enter such
battalion' or regiment as may be indicated by
thoe in charge of the school for a course of
practical instruction. After a year's service as
sublieutenants in the reserve army, if they havo
..hown evidence of ability and of a military spirit
they will be transferred into the regular army.
Cadets are allowed 7.. cents Mexican money
per dav for board and other minor expenses; are
sivexi T.O cents a day as a loan, and are allowed
nn additional amount oJ CO cents a day for the
purpose of forming a fund to be applied in the
urchae of equipment and uniform to be used
in the -school, which becomes their property on
leaving the institution and comprises their first
equipment as officers.
0; dets are subject to military law for crimes
and misdemeanors committed by them during the
time thev are in the service. The cadets live In
the school, take their meals there and only go out
on Sundavs and national holidays, or by permis
sion and according to the judgment of the com
The studies of the half-yearly theoretical
practical courses are. for the first six months,
mles and regulations; auditing and military ac
counting; geography in general; elements of his
tory, arithmetic and algebra; elements of Span
ish grammar and panoramic drawing. For the
second six months the studies embrace tactics
with the weapon used in the department to which
bae a special six-months' course in horse
manship and mounted caueis are iui.i.
in this branch during the entire period of
the threo six-months' terms, me uls
nlso receive military instruction in the Interior
service and management of the institution as
well as in maneuvering in solid phalanxes and In-
"c" r nornttnne rltirtnET the eU-
struclion in cnmpuis" i'""""- . .
During the first years of the school
theoretical-practical courses of in
struction were limited to two terms
and one term of practise in the serv
ice of the ranks. Experience, how
ever, induced the commandant of the
school to broaden the course to the
extent of the studies which now ob
tain. . . .
All the professors of the school
must be military men of acknowl
edged ability and practise in the sub
jects thev teach. The school natu
rally seeks to impart Instruction to
h cadets along all lines of useful
knowledge, with particular reference
to a military career. The staff of teachers con
sists of 22 professors.
Examinations are held during the first two
weeks of June and December of each year, no
grades being accepted that fall below the ap
proved standard known as the "three Bs.
It is reported that the able director of the
school. Lieut. Col. Miguel Ruelas. has submitted
new rules and regulations In detail that are most
appropriate for the needs and growth of the in
stitution and considering his natural ability and
the desire he has to correct such defects as Ma
experience of nearly five years has shown him
exist, these regulations will undoubtedly be ap
proved by the war department. Under the new
regulations the artillery battery will again be
established and the course of instruction extend
ed to four terms of six months each.
The present budget provides ?174...il.3o Mex
ican money for the use of the Institution, not In
cluding items of forage for 98 horses and six
mules now In use at the school, and the keep of
which is charged to the general expense account
of the department of war.
Winters, had been in that delightful
stage of courtship that precedes an
engagement when suddenly the sltu
uation changed and Tom's visits
ceased. The big brother had at first
concluded that it wa3 a lovers' quar
rel and would, in time, right itself.
But Edith's demeanor soon changed
that theory. She seemed to be as
hnnnv and a3 Intensely interested in
her thoughts as she was when first
she met Tom.
On the cuer hand, Tom was in a
state of deep despondency. One day
be suddenly announced his intention
of going west.
"See here. Edith." said Ned. "what's
wronc between you and Tom? He's
going away, and 1 am inclined to think
it's Lecause you haven't treated him
"I have. Ned. When I saw that I
didn't care for him in the way he
wanted me to. I told him so frankly."
"What occasioned your change of
She blushed and turned away her
"Who in the world Is the roan? The
other man. There is one. isn't there.
"I I am not sure." she hesitated,
her blue eyes softening In remin
iscence. "But no one comes to see you. You
haven't received any attention since
you turned Tom down. This is a Jack
and Jill town, you know, and there
Is no one available that 1 know of."
She was silent.
You won t tell me. Kaiin;
decidedly, "not I
"No." she said
Her brother wisely refrained from
further questioning. He sought Tom.
"So you are going west. Tom?n
"Yes, a business trip that no one
else in the firm wanted to take, but
wail - nM the head of the family,
come to a choice between two things.
"And what is that?" asked his wife.
"Whether we'll continue to eat meat or con
tinue to maintain an automobile."
tire period of their training, daily practice being
gi'en them under the orders of the captains In
!"on and in conformity with the programs
...i I., thn rnmmandcr.
FOUND THE LOST MINE
For years and years the prospectors in Sonora,
Mexico, have been searching for the second of
what has been recorded in history as the twin
lost mines." In certain old records of the early
missions mention is made of two certain lost
mines. The names under which they are record
ed like the names or most of the missions estab
lished under the Spanish crown, do not corre
spond with any known landmarks today and
hence only relative location can be used as a
basis for exploration.
When tho San Pedro mine, located south of
Nacozari. was discovered some years ago with
Its old underground workings, it is firmly be
lieved that one of the two lost mines had been
discovered. Now it seems probable that the sec
ond also has been located and In the belt Indi
cated In the ancient documents. Even if the
second of the famous lost mines has not been
discovered an antigua mine of great age has been
found, with proofs enough to indicate that it has
not been worked for many years.
The discovery was made by John Guilfoyle. a
well-known pioneer mining prospector of Naco
zari. When out west of Nacozari about ten miles
he came across a piece of detached ore. which
he picked up and examined. He spent many days
looking over the neighboring ledges in the hope
of coming across the mother lode. But his search
was in vain. Meantime he brought in the speci
men of ore and was surprised to find that it ran
l.r.70 ounces of sliver to the ton. with good values
iu gold. This assay ran so high that he returned
to the district and continued his search. While
using a steel in a creek bottom he found rock
almost at the surface, but continuing his sound
ings he suddenly struck a spot where the steel
sank several feet.
Guilfovle knew that the rock formation could
not have "ended so abruptly and he began to ex
cavate. He uncovered a long cut in the solid
rock of the creek bed which held down stream
and which could not have been cut there when
the water was flowing In the present creek bed.
s he progressed he found old stone implements,
including stone hammers, hatchets, and finally he
s a great ancient maieia or swuc
We Rowed Up the Creek."
which was welcomed by me under the
"I know Edith. This is a passing
whim of hers, and she will be all right
again by the time you return."
Ned grew watchful t his sister.
From the fact of her having no eve
ning entertainment he concluded that
the other man must be employed at
night and able only to pursue his woo
ing by day. It was quite by accident
that he gained knowledge of the af
r.ri."dl 'from a considerable distanee a, . VtheTun one morning? and
there is no flint of this Be ' ' ""j JEsX a small lake resort Feeling
After pursuing his wort :for several days the -J ; 5" ne ran , !nto th
in the rock lea into uiewe.. "",""" erounds un to the pavilion. To his
. . ...! n. wn rmcpn nn kiiiiii ilii i - -
workings were iuuuu m u ..-.- --
tive ores before smelting In their crude dobe fur
naces. Later he uncovered matetas. all made of
a hard flint rock, which must have been brought
Were Lacking in Chivalry
Guilfovle pursued his investigation and found
under the soil on the creek upland the remains
of an old slag dump. As is customary with the
prospectors In Sonora. Guilfoyle at once had this
elag assaved. On account of the primitive meth
ods of smelting employed by the ancient work
men the slag found on these old dumps is usually
-sk Ann.T, tn he worked over again In the mod
ern smelters, which leave nothing of value In the
slag, but, strange to note, in this case the sag
was found to be absolutely worthless, indicating
that at this mine the pulverizing of the ore had
assisted in the extraction of the metal values
The antique smelters also knew a lot about the
use of certain chemicals In the extraction of
metal from the ore and at this mine probably one
of those processes was used in connection with
the furnace, only fragments of the foundation of
vhich were found by excavation.
The finding of the stone tools has caused con
siderable interest among those of an archaeolog
ical turn of mind. The Spaniards were experts
in the manufacture of steel, so that the tools were
not used by them. The supposition is that an
Indian tribe worked this mine and that this tribe
probably operated following the invasion and oc
cupation of the Spanish adventurers, ii is wen
known that there is a long gap between the six
teenth and eighteenth centuries where the history
of Old Mexico ana that district now including Ari
zona and New Mexico is missing, probably be
cause the missionaries, finding that the crown of
Spain robbed every mine reported, ceased to
make report of them. In 1720 the Indians killed
all the mine workers in Sonora and Arizona and
many mines abandoned at that time have been
lost to the world. Sonora has many mines which,
on opening, are found to be antiguas and many of
came across a greai uui -.. . --- .. - artt Virv Hrh
in which the ancient workers puivenzeo me ua- -
An American sat at one end or a tnougn me nananercuiei was m uu-
surprise he saw his sister's runabout
In the driveway.
"Where is the young lady who came
out in the runabout?" be asked of the
"If 'twas a young lady, ten to one
she's out in the sailboat with Jack,"
was the reply with a significant smile.
"Jack Berdan. He has charge of the
boats here. He's a pretty fair looking
chap and since I've had him here the
boat trade has move than doubled. AH
the girls in the country and town have
come to think there's nothing like sail
ing. There's one pretty girl who has
been here every morning regularly for
On his way home Ned evolved a
plan of action. In the afternoon he In
vited a girl he knew to go to the sum
mer resort for a sail.
"Oh. then at last I may see Jack!"
she exclaimed, laughing.
They say he looks like Romeo. Mother
wouldn l let me go oui mere muue.
Ned had to admit that Jack was cer-
tainly of the type to appeal to the ar
tistic and feminine eye. He was slen
der, supple and little and handled the
boat with ease and grace. He had
dark, foreign-looking eyes, strong fea
tures, brown skin, even white teeth
and a musical voice. He wore cordu
rov trousers, blue flannel shirt with
turn-down collar and rolled-up sleeves.
red tie. a bit of a cap on the bacic or
his head, with a Byronlc raven lock on
When they were In the sailboat Ned
tried to draw him into conversation
but sailor-like his eyes and thoughts
were centered on the boat and sky.
They must keep you pretty busy
here." he observed as they landed
"Have to work evenings. I suppose?"
"Yes; that's our busy time." replied
Jack. "Once in a while I lay off for
a morning. I am going to get up to
morrow and go to the ball game."
n euro vnn Ho." ureed Ned. "It's
going to be the game of the season."
He went home, relieved. Jack had
omitted all his "g's" and had said "git"
for "get." He went early to the game
the next morning and secured a seat on
the bleachers watching the entrance
faithfully. Presently Jack appeared,
"dressed up." His attire was lust
what Ned had hoped It would be.
At luncheon he remarked casually
to his sister: "Bessie I.awrence and
I went to Round lake for a sail yesterday.
"I hear the girls are all wild over
the new boatman. I don't wonder.
He's about as handsome a chap as I
ever saw outside of a picture."
"Isn't he beautiful V she asked en
thusiastically, "and can't he handle a
"Yes; he's a born sailor. So yon
have been sailing with him. Edith?"
"Yes. a few times." she said
"Have you been with him anywhere
"Once or twice. We rowed up the
ereek and "
"And where else. Edith?" he asked
"I took him In my automobile for n
"And do you think that was Just the
thing to do? Why not ask him to
come to your house, as you did Tom
and the others?"
"I thought." the said, reddening
under his gaze, "that you would ob
ject." "I would certainly prefer to have
you see him here than to be going
where he Is. I made his acquaintance
at the ball game this morning. I shall
ask him to call, if you like."
"I don't think I want him to call,"
she said nervously.
"Why not?" he asked In feigned sur
prise. "I don't know Just why," she said
"I made Inquiries about him and I
find that he Is a respectable. Indus
trious fellow. I'll ask him to come up
after dinner to-night. I want to see
him anyway and figure on a sailboat
narty for next week."
He telephoned to the resort and
Jack promised to call at eight o'clock
that night. When he was admitted
by the maid Edith and Ned were In
the library. Edith looked at him and
turned away from Ned's dancing eyes.
Jack wore bright tan shoes, plaid
socks. light trousers, a gaudy waist
coat, a gorgeous tie, a watch chain
with a multiplicity of dangling charms,
a large pin in his tie and an organiza
tion emblem in his lapel. He seemed
perfectly at case, however; much
more so than his hostess. And he
blithely Ignored all the rules of Eng
lish. After hair an hour Ned consid
ered from his sister's countenance that
the lesson bad been learned.
"Now. Berdan." ho said. "let's figure
on getting that biggest boat of yours
up through the chain of lakes."
"Then. If you want to talk business.
I may be excused." said Edith, hastily
leaving the room.
Present her brother called to her.
"Our caller had to depart." he said
I gravely. "He had only two nours
leave. By the way, Editn, ne con
fided In me that he had a girl a
dandy girl, he said."
"Ned." she said, tears of mortifica
tion in her eyes, "he looks so different
In a boat."
"That Is true. He should stay In
one. But did you know that Tom re
turned today? May I telephone and
ask him to come up tonight?"
"He wont come," she said hope
lessly. "Let's see," he replied, going to the
After a moment's conversation, he
handed her the receiver.
'Tom wants to speak to you, Edith."
he said, leaving the room.
-dimv -rtnov nf inn "About a Tear
ago I wrote you that I was sick and
COIUU UUI v ?"JL
my housework, jay
sickness was called
1 would sit down I
felt as if 1 couia not
iret up. I took
pound and did just
as you told me and
now 1 am penecny
cured, and have a
big baby boy."
Mrs. Anna Anderson, box i jwh
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Mrs. Piakham, at Iijbb, Mass
Invites all sick women to wrtt
ami always helpf L
Cause of the Rush.
"Sad, sad, to see humanity ever en
gaged in a mad rush for wealth."
"Ferget it. Them fellers Is on thelf
way to the ball park."
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Looking at It in another way, what
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hair make several generations of
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Oft hath even a whole city reaped
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It s certainly time to take immediate
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and for which you cannot take a better
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Therefore, be persuaded to get a bottle
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7SO MaJesUe BldfDaaTer, CuIursSSJ
Frozen to Death in Alaska
Klondike Pioneer Leaves Pathetic
Note Willing His Goods to
incident That Throws Considerable
Light on Much Vaunted Jap
An American traveler who had
heard much of Japanese politeness
was witness to an Incident the other
day which was far from confirming
his expectations In the matter. The
incident Involved two Japanese men
and one Japanese woman.
Maybe Nipponese Ideas of the at
tentions due to women differ from
those that obtain in America, but cer
tainly when a woman in New York.
Chicago. Denver, San Francisco or
any other American city drops a
handkerchief on the floor of a public
conveyance she would not have to
pick It up herself if there were men
first-olAs railway carriage going from
Yokohama to Tokyo, while at the
other sat two Japanese men opposite
to her. The woman was looking out
of the window, and did not notice that
her handkerchief had fallen out of her
The handkerchief fell on the edge
of a cuspidor. Somebody had been
smoking, and the border of the hand
kerchief came in contact with the
ger of being- scorched, her neighbors
made no effort to pick It up. The
American had started forward to res
cue and restore it when one of the
Japanese displayed sufficient gal
lantry to nudge its owner, point to
the handkerchief and then allow her
to pick It up herself.
came in comacv " . : . . .
of a still bumlna- cigar. Even I legislature.
"Is he a representative citizen?"
"Certainly not He never went to the
His feet frozen and dying In an
Alaskan wilderness from lack of at
tention. Martin C. Harrison, a Klon
dike pioneer, left a will of eight words,
reading: "Am dying; let natives have
my stuff. Goodrby."
Uorrlcnn's fret pn frozen while
mine from Tanana Crossing to his
camp on Nabesna river, a Tacoma
(Wash.) dispatch to the San Francis
co Chronicle says. The Indians on the
Nabesna and Upper White rivers had
requested his help in erecting log
buildings for their use. A blizzard
came up and during the blinding
storm he broke through a small
stream, whose cold water froze both
lower limbs. Harrison was 200 miles
away from medical care and wrote
the note quoted, which was found in
his pocket, when he felt himself dying.
I UnrWcnn hnil hppn pmnlOTPd aa a
special agent for the North American
Transportation and Trading company
on the upper Yukon and lately had lo
cated valuable copper claims on the
Nabesna and White river. His fam
ily, which is living at Seattle, has
been without tidings of him for
months. Solomon Albert, a former
partner of Harrison, left Dawson with
a dog team upon learning that the
latter had met with an accident. Har
rison died before Albert reached him.
The relatives of Albert are now anx
ious regarding bis safety.
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getting It adjourned and adjourned;
but on the next occasion he rushed
the case through in no time!"
"How do you account for bis rapid
ity In the latter case?"
"I made him do it by contract."
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