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THE OMAHA. DAILY BEE ; MbNDAY , JANUAKY 19 , 1891.
DOCTOR A. MATTHEWS
Office No. SBO Bee Building ,
THE REAL PAINLESS DENTIST.
. Omaha , Nebraska.
"We positively guarantee to extract your teeth without pain or danger. Come and try us and be convinced. We make a specialty of Fine Gold Fillings , Gold and
Porcelain Crowns , Bridge Work , etc. , at very reasonable prices. Alt parties having $10worth of Dental Work done at tliis office , shall get their teeth extracted free of
Charge by the aid of our new and only successful painless remedy. Sets of teeth from $3.OO on rubber upward to $75.OO on gold.
We subjoin as an introductory to our advertisement an able article by the editor of a prominent Dental Journal , on the history of Mechanical Dentistry , its difficul
ties and its successes. He was induced.to the writing of the following by a personal experience of the different kinds of work used for a period of over twenty-fiye years.
A Brief History of Mechanical Dentistry.
Difficulties Besetting its progress and Its Final Success.
The art of constructing and properly adjusting artificial tooth and artificial
plates will not bo without interest , oven to the casual reader , for the perfection to
which tills most useful art has attained , from the period of its crude nnd bungling
essays , .is perhaps , unsurpassed in any other department and must afford pleasure
to every true lover of progress. Ono of the most serious deformities and Inconveniences
veniences Incident to ngo , and one , too , not confined to gray hairs , but common to.
the adult , and oven to the youth , is the decay and final loss of those most * useful
organs of speech nnd mastication , the teeth.
And it must he a sort of gratification to every lover of progress , as well as
every friend of humanity , to know that by the discoveries matlo in this art these
deficiencies can bo so far remedied as that the loss of our teeth can be considered
no longer an uimlloviutcd allliction. They can now bo replaced by artificial ones
BO closely resembling the nacurnlas not to bo detected without close examination
at'd so well subserving every purpose as greatly to mitigate the inconvenience of
their loss. It Is a pleasure to record that mechanical dentistry nas arrived at
such a state of perfection , which twenty years ago its most zealous operators
never anticipated or dreamed of.
Dut ho who thinks that practical and successful dentistry can bo oerformcd by
any ono with almost no skill is greatly mistaken. Ho who would bo a suc
cessful dentist should unite an enlightened judgment with great practical skill.
Ho should'Undcrstand the anatomy of physiology of the mouth and bo thoroughly
skilled in the various mechanical manipulations that pertain to the prothcsis
of these organs.
Teeth can not , like coats , bo furnished ready made to order. No one can become -
como a successful dentist in tills department unless ho bo a natural mechanic.
There is now more quackery in this art than any other extant. Lot us look
briefly at its history.
Substances Employed for Artificial Teeth ,
The qualities which should besought In artificial teeth are durability and
resemblance to the natural organs.
In the first essays of this art human tooth wore employed. "Whon.these were
sound and coated with a good enamel and were suitable in every respect they
were csteomcd'proforablo to'any other substance. But think of the difficulties
presented here in the defects of the material itself , deficiency of the supply , an
the revolting Idea of wearing another's ' tooth , In which , perhaps , were disease.
The can scarcely bo overcome. %
The teeth of neat cattle were also used by altering tholr shape , those , of
course , being flttod by sawing and filing.but ; by the absorption and decomposition
of the saliva they became fcutid , rondorinc the taste and odorvery offensive.
Teeth from ivory anil tuslts of the hippopotamus were next used , but these ,
like the last mentioned , were permeable by the fluids of the .mouth and soon
became obnoxious to the wearer , as well ns to these who were in his presence.
Porcelain teeth were afterward introduced by the French , but those , too , were
deficient In so many ways that they were not received at first with approbation.
The Perfection of the Art Due to the Americans ,
Although the French led the way in this most valuable invention , it is princi
pally to American Dentists wo are indebted for the perfection now attained In the
manufacture of porcelain tooth.
A want of resemblance to.tho natural teeth , in color nnd animation , was the
great objection urged against pprcclaln.
Such perfection has now boon attained that few can toll these tooth from the
Their advantages over every sort of animal substance are numerous.
They can bo lucre perfectly fitted to the mouth and are worn with greater
onvonionco and comfort.
They do not absorb its secretions , and , If properly cleansed , do not contain-
nate the breath and never change tholr color.
These and other considerations entitle them to universal favor.
Methods of Applying Artificial Teeth.
Hero great progress has been attained in this art , as in the selection of the
material for the teeth. The methods for applying the teeth are four : First , on
roots of natural teeth ; second , on plato , with clasps ; third , with spring , and
fourth , by atmospheric pressure. Wo need not descant upon the comparative ad
vantages and disadvantages of these several methods.
The dependence upon atmospheric pressure is now almost universally re
garded as the most approved course , and'the ono practiced most extensively.
The firmness with which teeth can he made to adhere on this principle render
thorn the mobt desirable. There may bo-cases - which might determine recourse
o ono of the other methods , but they will bo found rare indeed.
Gold has been the kind of plato sanctioned and used almost entirely by the
best dentists until recently.
The modes of attaching the tcotli are various , and to the dentist would fur
nish an interesting detail , but by the general render would bo considered unwor
Last Great Improvement Continuous Gum
But the no plus ultra of the dental art , and that which should supercede all
former practice , is that which has been denominated the continuous gum , In
vented by Dr. J.Allon , formerly of Cincinnati , now of Now York City.
On its first introduction thiro were , as almost always happens , many raui- .
cal dllllcuHioB to bo overcome.
Cut all difllcultlos have , to the ono skilled in manipulation , nt length boon
overcome , rendering the tooth , thus made , more durable , natural in apponrnnco
almost defying detection , and most effective in mastication , the most Important
function of tooth , und the ono hitherto imperfectly attained.
A sot of continuous gum. tooth has many advantages over these formed in
any other way.
And , first , thorocan bo no counterfeiting or alloying' of the metal employed
for the plate , which is platinum.
If alloyed it will not bear the liont employed in balding. The motalis not
acted upon by the fluids of the mouth. The platinum plnoo being more compact
and at the fame time moro plinblo , is made to lit more cimnlctoly every irregu
larity of the mouth , and when flowed over with porcolnn , becomes very much
AeuSn there are no interstices in which the food cnn lodpo , rendering artifi
cial teeth , us ordinarily made , offensive and unhealthy.
Ouportunity is famished to aTlapt the verge of the gum more perfectly to the
mouth , nnd thus filling out the contour of the jaw , rendering the faeo moro youth
ful and natural in appo'iranco.
It is impossible to break the tooth off by proper usage. They are much
smoother to the mouth , and persons who have used both say that the continuous
gum is a support and it is unpleasant to bo without thorn. Indeed , those who
have used the pold plato , made in the best possible manner , and subsequently the
continuous gum , say there is no comparison.
the most style of the Dental Art. I refine
A NNOUHCEMENT I would respectfully inform my friends and the public that I am prepared to perform work in approved .
. All work is warranted to give -
rxmy gold , manufacture my plates , 'and hesitate not to say that I am performing operations in a style to Challenge and Competition. work skillfully made. I am also prepared to
2ction , and I would here especially invite all , who have failed from any cause in receiving full satisfaction , to call try
whether congenital accidental or occa-
of this ,
insert Artificial Palates , and am warranted in assuring the public who may lee afflicted with malformation or loss organ ,
Eioned-by disease , that they will "be successfully treated.
ROOMS 348 AND.8BO.BEE BUILDING.
HEWS. OF THE MTKWEST ,
[ CONTINUED PROM FOUIITII PAOB. ]
croft's side killed 200 and the side under the
captaincy of John Shawcrolt killed " 01.
The First National bank ot La Junta will
puporccdo the bank of Kastcrn Colorado Fob-
f uary 1.
The Colorado coal nnd iron company has
donated 1,000 tons of coal to Pueblo's charlt-
Ouray merchants claim that the past sea-
eon has been the most prosperous ono la the
lilstory of the city.
Pueblo SUr : Pueblo Is still In the load as
o murderer's resort. A few hangings are
greatly needed hero.
The snow Is quite general throughout Col-
crado , and Insures moisture tor early grasses
and spring plowing.
George Goodwin was caught In the meshes
of the law at Colorado Springs lost week for
passing bogus $20 bills.
During the last six months the Union Pa-
clllo railroad has purchased rails and coal of
the Colorado caul and Irou company to the
amount of $115,000.
Reports como from Florence saying that
the oil business is developing and spreading
out as never bofore. At a very low estimate
total crude product of the field is 2,000
The Irvhigton mining and reduction com
pany" has filed jirIclos of incorporation with
the El Paso county clerk ; capital stock.
§ 100,000. Business will bo carried on In El
1'aso and Summit counties.
Work has been commenced on the now
Penvor & liio Giiuido railroad depot nt Col
orado City. It is expected to have it com
pleted by March 1. It will bo located several
blocks cost ot the present depot.
The Ulco wows Is authority for the state
ment that track on the Illo Grande Southern
Is laid from Uurungo to a point ton miles this
aide. It will not tnko a great \vhllo lor the
line to bo run through in the spring.
Idaho Springs samplers have started in
again purchasing ores of all grades nt very
nearly the old prices , nnd thooro blockade Is
practically ended. A strike of great import
ance Is reported in the Lamartine mine.
It is reported from La Junta that thous
ands ol head of cattle ore. drifting from the
north to the Arkansas river on account of the
heavy snow nnd cold weather. The losses
will bo very heavy It the snow remains on
The Adouo creek canal and reservoir com
pany is now at work surveying Iho ditch
which I.i to bo.taUon out of the east side of
the Adobe creek about eight miles north of
t Arlington. The work of construction will
Ban Juan county improved Its mill opera
tions to this extent last yeur : Four now mills
with an oirgrepato capacity of 240 tons per
day , nnd ono mill with the capacity Increased
from fifteen to thirty tons ; oru total Increase
of 255 tons per day ,
Colorado Springs Is to have a nowaftcrnoon
dally called tire , livouHig Telegraph. It will
bo published by a stock company of local
people , headed by John A. Sprnguu , the present -
ent cashier of the Gazette company. It will
bo straight-out republican.
It the arid region of eastnrn Colorado U not
to bo abandoned as unlit for crop raising pur
poses the legislature must appropriate money
to buy seed for 110 coming year , cays the
Denver News. This cour&o has ample prece
dent ard is the rlgntono to pursue.
A liberal use of the chastising rod would
obviate the necessity of some of Ouray's
youthful wurrlors packing guns , says the
Plalmtcnlor. Dut so long as parents continue
to bo indulgent in this matter , just so long
may wo expect to hoar of some person getting
hurt.Karoly has plowing boon done so far Into
winter as this season In Colorado , says the
tSallaa Apex. Up to the opening of the year
but In few localities lias a plow been com
pelled to stop on account of ttio weather , un
less for a few days about the middle of No
vember , when thuro was a brief cold snap.
Aspen Times : Work at the great Newman
tunnel ut Coatlo creek is progressing satis
factorily. The machinery is now all in pit ca
and It will Keen bo ready to start up. The
compressor is very large and when the drills
cot to working It is airojtod roclcvlll ba
broken ri p dly , Ttio plant la now In partial
r u\vorli 117 order , but ton days or two \veoUs
o .exilic ! to adjust evcr ta'ng for tbo
beginning of regular oporations. The tunnel
has already boon driven 100 foot by hand.
Colonel J. A. Eliot will construct a largo
reservoir on his farm Jnst northwest of
Boulder ns u water supply for his own lanp
In case of need. Four reservoirs with suf
ficient capacity for irrigating 5,000 acres are
to bo built by the Butte irrigating and reser
voir company , There are 500 shares at $100
Cur repairing Is sadly Interfered with nt
Pueblo owing to the lack of facilities for
work. The old frame roundhouse used as
car shops was burned lost August , since
which time the workmen have labored in the
open air. Tbo snow of last week stopped all
work and the switches are full of dnmaccd
freight cars in consequence.
At the -time Billy Dnvls , the murderer ,
was removed from tbo city to the county jail
in Pueblo ho had a narrow escape from being
lynched. About twonty-nvo negroes In a
body fully determined to swing Davis , but
were without a lender. . Before they were
fully organized for their work , Under Sheriff
Herad had the prisoner safe in the county
Mono lake Is now frozen over its entire sur
Tuo Union mill nt Tuscarora has been shut
down for the winter.
Good veins of smelting ere are being
opened In Nye county.
Nevada is to have a 13 o'clock saloon law.
The saloon men are getting it.
The appeal recommends nn Increase of the
Carson police force during the session of the
Tuo ranchers on Big Mcdows are jubilant
over tuo prospects of big crops this coming
summer. They are all sowing grain.
The state of Nevada'has-saved $75,000 In
the past three years by caring for Us insane
people Instead of sending them to California
There Is very llttlo snow la eastern Ne
vada. Though the weather is cold , cattle
ranges are doing well. The white sago nnd
other feed is still ns accessible to tbo animals
as In summer.
Arthur McQuado , eighteen years of ago ,
who was In the employ of the Holmes mining
company at Candelurln , was killed by falling
upon and breaking through the arched roof
of a Hue built of brick.
Tuo Pittsburg company has resumed the
reduction of ere at the mill in Crura canyon ,
Lander county. There is enough rock on
hand and in sight In the tunnels to assure a
long nnd prosperous run ,
William Diniphy , the millionaire cattleman ,
who owns tbousnnds of steers and tens of
thousands ot acres on the Humboldt river nnd
Mnirgio crook , was thrown from his carriage
in San Francisco nnd seriously injured.
The Beflmont Courier says William McCann
has discovered a cinnobnr mine on the west-
era slope of the Spanish belt range in Nye
county. Nome samples o ! tbo ere tested In a
retort produced a beer bottle full of quick
A genuine cnso of smallpox haa been re
ported at nn Indian camp , on the rend from
Crescent to Greenville. In Indian valley. As
several Indians have already boon exposed , it
Is to bo reasonably expected there will bo
Work baa been commeifcod on the dam
owned by Marker , Thois & Carpenter , on the
Humboldt river , also on tbo dam owned by
the Union Canal company. These dams
wcro entirely washed away by the high
water last season.
Tbo Alta mine at Virginia City shut down
and the mill stamps will also bo hunt ; up.
The shut-down throws fifty men out of em
ployment. Thu exhaustion of ere resources
above- the Sutro tunnel (1,030-foot ( level ) is
given as the cnuso.
Miles Goodman , justice of the penco-oloct
of Virginia City nnd a plonoor on the Cora-
atock. is dead. His ailment was a stomachio
one , the intestines being so knotted that
nothing could pass through them. Ho was
seventy-one years of ago.
Eleven or twelve men were almost Irs'tntly
killed in the Utlcu minus at Angel's camp , 10-
ports \\lnemucca State. A load tt men
were being lowered on the skip , and when
about ono hundred and fifty foot fro-n the
surface the rope broke , tr clplta'.lug all a
distance of iW feet to the bottom of the
Thft 1,40d lovcl of the Halo & Nomoss
mlno Is being reopened , and will bo thor
oughly prospected , says the Virginia Enter
prise. A noth drift is being run from the In-
cllno station on the 1,400 lovcl to prospect the
Savage ground , nnd a winze Is being sunk to
connect with this north drift. Tbo winze is
following thooro body discovered on the 1,800 ,
level which is cnst of any other hitherto ex
tracted from the mine. Upon the connection
of the winze with the north drift from the in
cline station on tbo 1.400 level the entire level
in Savngo ground will also bo prospected ,
Butte Is putting In now water works.
A stage line will bo established between
Livlngton and Castle.
School children will ride at half faro on the
street railway la Great Falls hereafter.
The Bozeman electric street railway com
pany bas filed articles of incorporation.
The Judith Basin roller mill , Fergus coun
ty's ' first Hour mill , commenced to grind lost
The sum total of the amount expended in
building and improvements in and near Great
Falls during IS'JO ' was $ l,918,8'jr.
.C. W. Cannon of Helena is said to bo the
largest Individual owner of property in the
state. His taxes for IbSO were $14,000.
Farmers and stockmen are ahead a month
of feed on account of the fine weather. Cattle
so far have been able to got plenty of grass.
A heavy flow of water has compelled a
temporary suspension of operations on the
Forest City company's property in Ore Fine
district. Machinery will bo put in nt ouco ,
when worlc will bo resumed.
Members of the Butte flro brigade are in
dignant at what they term the attempt of
Assistant Fro Chief Cameron to compel them
to pay § 4,100 for admission to the regular de
A man by the name of Ed Smith was
brought before Judge Logan , at Missoula , on
the charge of cruel and Inhuman treatment of
his boy , 11 years of age , compelling htm to
sleep out of doors hi a barrel. Smith was
lined ? 25 and costs.
Two Indians Plegans wore found on the
road between Rabara ana the agency badly
cut nnd slashed up with knives. Neither
Indian could or would tell anything about
tlio case. Whisky is at the bottom of it with
out doubt. Ono of the Indians will ale.
Fritz Albors , a well-to-do German butcher
In Bojoinan. committed siilcido by shooting
himself. Ho had been drinking heavily , and
this , together with the fact that his f rionds
had remonstrated with him for living with a
notorious woman , probably caused him to
commit the act.
Tlio Toledo company , nt Sheridan , Madison
county , has decided to sink another hundred
feet on that property. Development on the
McCranor group Is being vigorously prose
cuted , nnd thu leasers on the Idling , McKay
& Baker mlno on the "Wisconsin crook , are
taking out a lot of line grade ore.
The Kast Heleiyi smelter is now running to
its full capacity , the fourth stuck having
been fired up n few days slnco. About flvo
hundred men find employment at the works.
There is every reason to bellow o the smelter
will bo operated continuously from now on ,
says the Helena Journal , and that increasing
business will compel It to enlarge from tlmo
Emory Blon. a miner working in the
Scratch Gravel district , seven miles from
Helena , was blown up In his cabin by the ac
cidental explosion of giant powder. Ho mi
raculously escaped death and will probably
recover. Hls.lowor limbs were badly shattered - .
tered , and amputation of both logs will bo
necessary. His partner , John Grinith , es
caped with a few brulsw. The cabin was
The Nolhnrt Herald reports that the tunnel
being run to tap tbo Mountain Chiefs largo
orochutoat a distance from the mouth of
2,000 feet Is now in half way and Is being
driven ahead at the rate of Ilia feet a month.
An 18-Inch streak of solid ere carrying galena
and sulphurets is now in tbo face. As soon
as the largo ere body is tapped the working
force will bo increased and sloping will bo
carried on on an extensive scnta.
There can bo no doubt but that ho North
ern Pacific contemplates making the Cccur
d'Alcno cut off its main route from the oust
to tbo west , says tbo Helena Independent.
The Clark's Fork route is much longer and is
very expensive to maintain , and there Is very
little business. It is dlttorent along the
Cceur d'Alene cut-off. U runs through a
rich mining country ail the way from Mis
souri to Lake Cccur d'Alcno , with the ex *
ceptlon of some six miles , has an easy nnd
substantial grade very easy to keep In order.
Novoi- before In the history of the camps of
Barker nnd Nlehart has so much activity
boon seen in the development of mining prop
erties , says the Great Falls Leader. Hun
dreds of mcu nro daily employed at coed
wages to run tunnels , sink shafts and other
wise develop the properties to that point
where shipments can bo made to the Great
Falls smelter ns soon as spring opens. On
many of the dumps hundreds of tons of ere
Is piled , the size of each increasing every
A vast amount of ere : s now being taken
from the Silver Bow mlno belonging to the
Butte iSs Boston company , states the Butte
Minor. Shaft No. 2 , which nas been sunk
just west of the mill , is yielding a consider
able quantity of the total output , hew bins
having been erected for Us reception. The
company Is now building a tramway from the
mine to a point south of the motor and elec
tric line tracks for the purpose of utilizing
the ground there for dumping purposes ,
nearly all the space above the track being
The Montana Union railway company has
filed a petition in the United States circuit
court lor anew trial la the case of George
W. Uoss of Butte who sued the company for
infringing on a patent to an ere dumping car.
On the trial the company contended that Iho
cars it was using were not similar In con
struction to the device of Uoss. A Jury in
the United States court found a verdict on
on the 25th of last month in favor of Ross for
$7,500 damages as royalty for using his
patent. In his complaint ho asked for $18,500 ,
but his right to royalty was established.
John Murphy , boss of the machine shops
at the Anaconda mlno in Butte , was assaulted
and It fs feared fatally injured by Henry
McNIchols , ono of his workmen. The two
men had boon quarrelling over something
connected with their work and the row ter
minated in the discharge of McNichnls. As
Murphy turned to go McNIchols seized a
heavy bar of Iron nnd struck him a terrible
blow across tbo back of the head. The In
jured man was picked up for dead and car
ried to his homo. Upon examination the sur
geons found a fructuro of the outer pinto of
the skull and It was feared by tliom Mint the
concussion would prove fatal. McNIchols
was held to await the result of his victim's
The Madora Mercury says 8,000 acres wilt
bo planted to vines and fruit trees this year.
The crop of winter strawberries in south
ern California has been rulnod by recent
In ono field on the Glenn ranch , Colusa
county , recently thlrty tvvo eight-mule teams
were counted nt work. , .
Coultorvillo has ono resident who measures
seven feet above ground. The shortest man
In town scales just four1 feet.
A blue gum tree ntVhlttier has grown
forty-flvo foot In ono year , according to an
affidavit signed by K. A. Lowe.
The project of stnklntr'n , gas well nt Salinas
Is about to bo resumed ; The well Is now
down 1,050 feet. It lias an eight-Inch bore.
The orange crop of souljiorn California will
bo nearly twice as lurgo as that of last year.
Four thousand car loads will bo shipjod from
that section. * s
A pocket was struck Ins the Black Bart mine
near Coultcrvlllo , Marlnosa county , recently ,
from which $10,000 In gold was taken from
1,400 pounds of rock. '
Three car loads of suirnr-bcet seed were re
ceived nt \Votsonvlllo refinery last week.
The seed came first from Germany for dis
tribution to the farmers.
Natural gas has been discovered on land
throe miles from Nam city. It was an acci
dental discovery , and measures will bo taken
to ascertain la what quantity the fluid is
The throe trials of W. C. Elliot' for Illegal
voting has cost Inyo county $10,000. which
amounts to three-fourths of the yearly reve
nue ot the county , and yet ho has not been
A company of local capitalists of Onus Val
ley have formed a company , with $100,000
capital , to erect reduction works at that place.
The ere will bo tested by the Poilok process ,
a Scotch invention.
Low Jones , a miner , whllo traveling along
a Hutto county road , jumped over a ditch and
landed on the con coaled mouth of an old min
ing shaft. jTboearth gave way and Jones
was precipitated to the bottom , a distance of
fifty feet. Ho was hauled out uninjured , but
considerably shaken up.
The shipment of lumber from Mcndoclno
nnd Sonoma counties to southern nnd foreign
ports for the six months cnflinp December 81 ,
1890. were ns follows : Foreign ports , 2,003-
423 feet ; southern ports , 48,709,391.feet. ,
A burglar entered a residence nt Wood
land , Cal. ' the othor"mght and finding only a
baggv-palrof pantaloons that ho thought
worthy of takl-.ig ho put in his tlmo breaking
the furniture aud crockery In the houso.
A firm in Columbus , O. , has ordered fif
teen carloads of beans shipped direct from
Ventura by special train. This shipment
will bo the first solid bean train over the
Ventura division of the Soutborn Pacific
Charles Traf tona pioneerof Placer county ,
was found dead In his cabin at "Yankee Jim's. '
The furniture about the room was a complete
wreck , and there is a suspicion that there
was something wrong In the manner of the
old man's taking off.
Mrs. B. B. Crocker has presented to the
California museum association at Sacramen
to for hanging in the city's art gallery a
splendid copy of Iluben's great masterpiece ,
"The Descent fro'm the Cross. " It was
brought from Europe In I860.
Mrs. Delano Green of Pcscadoro was fa
tally Injured by her clothing taking flro. She
was alone in her room near an open fireplace ,
and when found was BO badly injured that
only lived a few hours. She was ono of the
plohtpr sotticrs and 84 years of hgo ,
Whllo grading on a road near Loill a work
man unearthed iho skeletons of six human
beings. As they wcro found on the line of
the old-emigrant road between Stockton and
Sacramento It liss been suggested that they
nro the bones of some of the early emigrants.
The fruit" growers around Hivorstde hnvo
decided to organize n co-operative association
for tbo purpose of picking , pauking nnd ship
ping tholr own fruit. This decision was
brought about bv the packers at Riverside
combining to regulate the prlco to bo paid for
To giro some Idea of the possibilities to DO
obtained in farming , says thoSnohoinishSuii ,
Mr. Isaac" Cathcart , the merchant prince of
Snohomlsh , Is responsible for the statement
that ho cleared moro money last year oft
twelve acres of vegetables than ho did off his
stock of dry goods , valued at $50,000. ,
Frank Gloncross , a wealthy farmer of
Downey , Los Angelas county , has been held
for trial on n uhargo of manslaughter , jvlth
ball fixed nt $10,000. Ho got Into a lighten
November 23 lust , with Martin Regan and
struck him on the head with a fence post.
Hcgan died soon after from tils injuries.
The Santa Barbara Press anys : Fifteen
men are constantly employed in the gypsum
mine In tlio Ojui , ana the quality now being
removed Is superior to tiny product heretofore -
fore taken out. It Is put in sucks ut the mine
and hauled to Ventura for shipment to San
Francisco , whore as high as $18 a ton Is paid
A San Dleco dispatch says : Officer Wcl-
lor brought Into custody an unknown wild
man , captured in a canyon about fifteen miles
cast of the city. Ho lived In a sort of a den
which ho had dug out Inside of the canon.
Ho was placed in the celt for the maniacs.
Ho could not speak and grunted like a wild
Tbo prison directors are in doubt as to the
safely of the dam which creates a reservoir
for the supply of water power to the Preston
school of industry , In Amador county. It up-
pears that the waste-way Is very much
smaller than It should bo. The reservoir
holds 800,000,000 gallons of water , and the
consequences of a break would bo disastrous
to the valley below.
A llttlo over a year ago B. Colin , ono of the
oldest and wealthiest citizens of Los Angeles ,
died leaving un citato valued nt $ .100,000. Ho
aUo loft n will dividing the property among
his wlfo and four minor children. In ad
dition to those heirs Colin , It is alleged , also
loft illegitimate offspring , to whom bo be
queathed none of bis wealth. These latter
are endeavoring to break the will.
The Chlco Enterprise tolls quite , a good
joke on a luatlco ot the peace recently cloetcd
at Whoatlnud. Ho imagined that bis term of
office commenced with January 1 nnd on last
Thursday , at tha residence of the bride's
mother , no married Miss Llzzlo Gardner nnd
Joseph Holllnghead. Tbo mistake wai notdisj
covered uutllnoxt.tho diy , nnd woundersianu
the mistake will be rectified by going through
the ceremony again.
It costs Idaha $100 every day tlio legisla
The Idaho Democrat Is a r.ow dally nt Boise ,
The Sun died last week. .
* A high license bill will probably pass both
houses of the legislature.
There Is a disposition on the part of the
legislature to cut down the largo counties.
The Cceur d'Alcno bank of Wallace , Sbo-
shone county , has filed articles of incorpora
tion. The capital stock is $50,000. ,
There are 1,500 miles of canal nnd ditches
north of Blackfoot , the cost of which
amounted to ovpr $300,000. The work is only
half begun |
Payetto parties hnvo recently sold 1,900
head of mutton sheep to a Butte buver. The
prlco paid was from $3.25 to ft per head , and
the cost of shipment will bo about GO cents
Stock Is fat and no loss is expected this
winter to speak of. But tbo ranchers do netlike
like the light fall of snow , as they fear that
tt means a lack of moisture whoa most uecaed ,
A man sat down to a faro game with $7 in
his poukot and when ho loft the game , says
tbo Boisp Statesman , ho was $1,000 ahead ,
which adds : His employer Induced him to
invest the greater part ot this sum in. Boise
From present Indications there will ho an
abundance of water for irrigation next year ,
says the Wclser Leader.Vo are having
warm , damp weather here in the vallov ana
snow must bo accumulating rapidly In tbo
high mountains ; ihls will make tlio coming
season a prosperous ono for the farmer.
A man had his too shot off at a dance at
Middlctou. Ono of the boys was making an
other danca at the point of u gun. jTlio
dancer did not put as much spirit into bis
movement as the holder of tbo gun thought
necessary , so ho cheerfully plugged the
"light fantastic. "
The Big copper company is working Its
mines and smoltcr nt Cliff with , satisfactory
results. The smelter was blown In a week
before Christmas nnd has been runniug * un
interruptedly , and regular shipments of bul
lion to the railroad hnvo begun. About ono
hundred men are employed about the minus
Luke Ucanflcld , an inmate of the county
hospital at Star Hanch , cut nn artery ot each
arm nnd died. Ono arm was almost severed ,
evidently with a razor , and an Incision was
rondo in tbo other iirm with a knife. Deceased -
ceased was u native of Holland , and over
eighty years of ago. Ho was nu olu-timor
und resided most of the time at Plonoor.
It Is proposed to crcato n now county
Teton from Bingham by cutting the latter
in twain bg a line running east and west.
Idaho Falls will bo the now county seat. A
bill is ixmdlng in the legislature to carry out
this plnn. Now Blnglmtn county contains
over twelve thousand square miles , with 11)-
700 population and a voting population ol
* | (
If n complete record could bo made of the
amount of live Block stolen out of Owyhco
county during the year 181)0 ) It would aston
ish many of the heaviest losers , declares the
Avalanche. If thosamo indlfforcnco contin
ues to bo displayed among stock owners in
not trying to ferret out and capture the
thieves und makoan example of them aud
give others a warning to keep away , thu
present year will bo a repetition of the last in
The remarkable mining camp of Warrens
Is In Idaso county , a short distance over tha
Washington county line , and very isolated ,
everything being taken in by pack train ,
causing all kinds of commodities to be hold
at very high prices. The Warrens state
wagon road will soon bo completed to the
camp , which will bring It tributary to
Wclsor. There are about ono hundred white
men in the ctunp and about two thousand
Chinamen , who tire working on the old
placer mines. About sixty quartz claims
have been located.
American Fork will soon have a bank ,
Hovival meetings tire being bold at Ogden ,
A movement is on foot to organize a big
nursery In Cache.
S iltf > etro has boon discovered in largo
quantities near Cove Crcok , and In Beaver
county , The deposit Is said to be greater
thnn any so far found In the United States ,
while the quality Is superior.
A move will bo made next spring to put
in now waterworks at Hcbor City.
There Is n fenmlo stenographer In Ogden
who typo writes in sovcn different languages.
A petition is now In circulation ut Lohl
asking : the citizens to adopt the now city
It la rumored that work will bo resumed
next month on the Piocho. extension of the
Union Pacific ,
Mrs. Scully of Park City took 210 grains of
opium to alleviate her family troubles. Mrs.
Sully has retired from this sphora of action
The Illo Grande It Western railway Is said
to bo now arranging for right of way frotn
tholr present terminus nt Mnntl to the town
of Mobile-Id , to which place the road is to bo
constructed ns soon as possible.
Milk Is being shipped from Cache , \Vcbor
nnd Box Elder counties to Salt Lake to sup
ply the demand for milk. The way this city-
is growing It will not bo many years until
regular milk trains will bo In demand to bring
in tbo supply from the dairies.
Many rumors were afloat in Park City last
week about an extensive strike In the
"Eagle's Nost" claims , which are situated a
few miles below town on the line of the
Union Pacific railroad. It is stated that
samples of ore were taken from thcro which
went ns high as 548 ounces in silver and 00
per cent lead.
Notwithstanding thnt Beaver has three
steam saw mills of largo capacity , nil of
which nro now filling contracts for mining
timber for the Horn silver mlno nt Frisco ,
yetttoy seems to bounablo to supply the ex
traordinary demand now existing nt that
mlno for thnt class of lumber and a contract
for an additional 100,000 , feet of lumber has
recently been awarded to Parawan parties.
Itlch countv , probably , will have as many
cattle to market this year as any ono county
In.Utah. A largo number of steers are being
fattened this winter on the nutritious hay
produced In tlio vnlloy around Hoar Lalw. It
is estimated that 1,500 , cattle nro being fed in
Cnebo valley for beef , \Vbllo these ara
chiclly fed on hay , some of tlio farmers arousing
using grain also. The crops there the past
season wcro excellent , and there Is much
grain still loft unmarketed. Davis county
people own about ten thousand bond of cattle ,
but all of these do not graze mslda of the
county , many finding feed in the adjoining
counties. That county stall feeds a largo
number of cuttle each year. Summit county
will have 5,000 beef cattle to market during
this year , several hundred of whloh nro being
fed this winter for the oaily spring market.
Last week a new politlc.il movement began
In Salt Lnko City mid has crystall/cd into n >
now party. The city government for the
last two years has boon ( Jcntllo , The city Is
overwhelmingly Gentile , and by registration
for the approaching city elootlon it appears
that nearly four thousand voters hnvo regls-
torcil. A meeting of the disaffected onus was
held ItiMl .Wednesday nmht and a permanent
organization effected of the cltl/.cns' party.
A cominilteo of flstccii was appointed , three
from each ward , to select ft oomploto city
ticket nnd to manage the campaign. It is ex.-
prcssly declared in the platform thnt the
Mormons cannot have u sluiro In the councll
of the party , but It Is stntcd by some of the
leaders of the now party that thu Mormons
may bo put on the ticket fur BO mo of the
minor ofllcos ju t to scourn votes. It Is
claimed by the old party lenders that the now
pnrty cannot win except by nn niliunco with
Iho Mormons and that the whole movement Is
being worked by the leaders of tbo Mormon
church , who aru only using the dissatisfied
llborala tan cat's ' paw with which to rake out
u few f ut offices.
, Oregon. '
Astoria wants a railroad connection with
the Northern or Union Pacific.
The not profit of the water department Of
Portland for Ib'JO was $70W13.fi5.
Jacob Spores , aged ninety-six , died at Eu
gene. Ho crossed the plains in ltt 7.
Worlc will bo commenced soon on the rail
road from Wnllulu Junction to Portland ,
During the last ninety days the shipments
of flour und grain from tlio port of Astoria
wcro Invoiced at * 1,800.000. ,
Tbo pcnplo ot Corvallls and Sllvorton odor
a UOIIUH of 5,000 each to uny person who will
start canneries In these places.
Tbo Southern Pacific railroad company U
now operating the Oregonlan railway Hues In
the western counties of Oregon.
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