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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 4, 1894)
THE OMAHA DAILY UEE : MONDAY , JUNE k 1891.
An Adventurer Ditcovers Fabulously Hich
Mines on the Callpoaia Mountains ,
RICHEST CLAIM ON THE PACIFIC COAST
Utah' * Coming Statehood Wealth of tlio
Mcrcnr < Jnlil District Oold nt Ilnlm'n
J'cnk Clilekenn n * i'rotpnot *
urn Wcitcrn Jotting * .
Qeorgc Douglass Ilrownc , a young english
man who claims relationship with nome of
the most aristocratic families In his natlvd
land , recently came to Portland from a pros
pecting tour In the Callpoola mountain * ,
where ho claims to have located ono of the
richest placer claims the west has over.heard
) f. To a reporter on the Portland Oregonlan
ho told a strange tale of adventures which
befell him while on his lonely quest for gold ,
' mil he backed his nlaterncntS'concerning his
fortunate find by exhibiting two canvas sacka
t of course gold dust and a double handful of
' flirty looking nuggets , ranging In size from
pea to an Hngllsh walnut , and curious In
form and makeup.
i "Last winter I spent In northern California ,
and early In the spring had worked my way
' wall up Into the Callpoola rongo. It little
matters just what section of the country
I was In , but I know pretty well myself.
Traveling was pretty rough through a coun
try -without trails of any sort , over steep
ridges and through rocky gulches , and par
ticularly when the ground was slushy with
the melting snow. I had found traces of
gold In the rocks , picked up a few small nug
gets In the bottoms and washed out a few
pans of dust hero and there where I saw
good prospects , but hod soon nothing that
had coma up to my expectations. Finally ,
after creeping over an exceptionally danger
ous divide ono day , I found my progress
blocked by u. deep , dark-looking ravine ,
with sides HO steep and slippery that at first
I hesitated to descend Into It. I couldn't
very well camp on the mountain side , so I
determined to work my way down Into the
ravine , and tnko my chances on finding a
good place to stop for the night. The de
scent I found to bo moro dttllcult than I had
anticipated , for the banks , or rather walls
of the ravlno worn almost perpendicular. It
was pretty dark before I reached a point
three-quarters of the way down , then I
in ail o a misstep and rolled the remainder of
the distance , striking against a tree with
such force that I remained unconscious for
a time. When I came to It was dark as
pitch , and I was BO bruised and sore that I
could scarcely move. I managed to piill
myself together , however , and without stop
ping to Investigate further camped on the
SANDS HEAVY WITH GOLD.
"It was brond daylight when I awoke
next morning , and lying there I could form
some Idea of the place I had fallen. Into ,
The sides of the gulch were very steep and
rugged , and there wore but few places where
a safe descent could bo made. I had stum
bled upon ono of those places. Lame and
weary from my adventure of the previous
night , I managed to build a flro and cook
breakfast , after which I tramped away up
stream. In some places the stream spread
over the entire bottom , and I was compelled
to wade. It wan hard work , but when I
chanced upon a big nugget I felt well repaid.
My curiosity was also well excited , and I
pushed ahead. Tramping through a narrow
place for about a mile , I landed on a gravel
bank , where I found traces of gold. To my
horror I also found the disjointed bones of
a human skeleton sticking out of the sand.
I did not stop to wash out any of the sand ,
but hastily forged ahead. Half a mlle up
tbo stream I found the remains of the
prospector's camp two forked sticks stuck
up In the ground , eighteen Inches apart.
That was all that was left. I surmised that
the poor fellow had boon overtaken by a
sudden freshet and , unable to get out of the
way , had been drowned.
"As I sat on the bank , pondering upon
the fate of the lone prospector. I caught
eight of a nugget , lying In the shallow
water. I hastily gained possession of It
and then commenced to examine the bottom
and bank. Coarse grains of gold could be
seen with the naked eye. I was not long
In getting enough together for a test , and
to my astonishment and delight I found
that the sand was heavy with gold. I
worked until dark feverishly and then lay
down on the dead prospector's camping
ground to dream of wealth. During the
next week I scarcely had tlmo to cat , so
anxious was I to dig for yellow metal.
Nuggets were thick enough to satisfy anyone
ono and I gathered what you have scon
within a radius of twenty feet of the spot
where I first struck my shovel. At the end
of the week the fever had worn off. I had
oil the gold I could conveniently carry and
my Block of food was getting low. Ono
bright morning I packed up my things , and ,
covering up the excavations I had made ,
started down stream. I scrambled up the
bank about a mlle below where the skeleton
lay and struck out for civilization. It was
a rough trip and I would have been In a
sorry plight had I not been able to bring
down a couple of deer on the road. It Is
my expectation to form a company among
my friends at homo and work my claim on
an oxtcnslvo scale. The claim Is , I believe ,
the richest on the Pacific coast. "
DHY WATKn GOLD CAMIJ.
Great excitement Is abroad In Uoutt
county ever the discovery of free gold quartz
leads three miles from this place , says a
SidneyColo. . , special to the Denver Nowa.
The actual discovery of paying ere was
made sumo three weeks ago by Colonel John
Welskopf of this placet and today there Is a
full-Dodged mining camp with prospectors
Blocking In from all directions. Float assays
run from $5.25 to $10.00 In gold and from
six-tenths to one ounce of silver. The. gold
IH found In line honeycombed quartz of the
Crlpplo Creek variety and Is pronounced by
competent Judges as most excellent gold-
bearing rock. Mr. Thomas It. Miller , the
resident representative of Dow , Shear & Co. ,
at Halm's Peak , has concluded a
thorough Inspection of the territory and
Hinted that the district Is of unquestionable
stability. The new camp Is known as Dry
Water. It Is ten miles above Steamboat
Springs on the Dear river , at the foot of
the North peak and the L'ear river wagon
road , and Immediately In the rear of the
ranch property of Walter Henry nrown.
Small chunks of quartz mortercd and
washed show from fifteen to forty-live
colors to the pan , all visible to the naked
eye and In slzo up to a pin head. . The
formation Is porphyry and quartz , with
\\oll defined veins of decomposed and honey
combed quartz , varying In different localities
frcm two to six fcot wldo. A call has boon
Issued by the Dig Ynnipa company , con
sisting of Colonel Welskopf , K. SandliofTer ,
W. U. Moore and W , H. Ilrown , for a con
vention of miners Juno 2 , when a now dis
trict will bo organized and the necessary
A IIOOSTKK'S GOLDEN GIZZARD.
A gold discovery that was made at Santa
Rosa has received no Inconsiderable amount
of comment , and has sot the old miners to
talking , Kays a special to the San Francisco
The cook In W. II. Qrlsalm's grillroom ,
while dressing a young rooster for broiling ,
found several small flakes of gold In the gU-
zard among the loose gravel and dirt. The
email particles were about twlco the slza of
a pin head nnd were about twenty In number.
Ills curiosity excited , Mr. Grlsslm Im
mediately sot to work to find out who the
chlckun came from. U was learned that the
cook had purchased A number of fowls , this
particular ono among the number , from the
grocery linn of Kept & Donovan.
Messrs. Kopf and Donovan are quite cer
tain that the chicken came from the ranch
of John 1'cmlor , about three miles southwest
of town , formerly the property of E. L.
Davis , Mr , Pender's few I a are In U.o habit
of scratching In the gravel and sand among
the gulches and small streams at the foot of
Taylor mountain , and It Is probable that this
chicken opened a pocket containing the gold.
TliU theory Is borne out by the fact that
particles of black sand were also found In the
It U probable that the streams and
gulches In the neighborhood of Taylor moun
tain will now bo thoroughly prospected and
many are of the opinion that Important dis
coveries may follow.
LUCK AT CIUPI'LK CHEEK.
There Is no end to the chances of striking
gold at any point In the Crlpplo Creek laud
district away from town , close to town erIn
In town , say * the Miner.
Saturday a strike was made In the city
limits that gives promise of being a bonanza
for the fortunate owners.
About three week * ago Mciitri. Gibson ,
Sawyer , Illght and Shepherd took a two
years' lease on a claim adjoining the reser
voirs. They went down seventeen feet nnd
on Saturday struck ere that Is full of free
gold , It can bo seen plainly In patches
all ever the rock and will run Into the hun
dreds of dollars to the ton.
An assay Is not necessary to show that the
rock Is valuable and a mill run wilt bo made
to learn Just how valuable It Is.
The lucky men nre , as a matter of course ,
well pleased with their good fortune , and
while not expecting to be millionaires are
qulto well satisfied that a competency Is In
sight. , .
DEATH IN THE DESERT.
Two Cornish boys named William Hosklng
and William Rogers left Tellurldo last Febru
ary for the mining regions adjacent to Phoe
nix , Ariz. On their way , and when About
eighty-five miles from Phoenix , In the desert
near Collins' well , both died of thirst , says a
special to the Denver Times. With the re
mains of Rogers the following note was found
addressed to his father In Churchtown , Eng
"I remain your loving son , William
Rogers dying for want of water. Do not
grlevo for me , mother I am dying. Send
to Tellurldo , Colo. , for my trunk. My pard-
ner will go to Harqua Hala. Ills name Is
IJII1 Hosklng. The key to my trunk Is In
my pocket. "
Four miles further on his partner , going
In search of help , was found. Ho had also
died for want of water. The Cornish boys
In Tellurldo speak highly of Rogers , and
mourn for his sudden and unexpected death.
AN INDIAN SKIN GAME.
"These stories of Indian troubles In the
southwest remind mo of an experience that
I had down In New Mexico , " said Henry
Davidson of Albuquerque to the St. Louis
Republic. "I was now to the region then ,
and , although I had heard all sorts of
strange tales about the trlcklncss of the
Indian , I did not know that ho was as
shrewd as I afterward found him to bo. I
wanted a pony for some rcat > on and I com
municated my desires to a friend of a crowd
of the greasy citizens of the outskirts.
The next day I was besieged with offers. .1
looked alt over the lot and picked three or
four to make my final selection from. After
several hours I settled upon an animal that
I thought to bo In the pink of condition and
form. I took him for a good round sum
and a trade thrown Into the bargain. I
rode homo on the animal. As I got Into
my quarters I noticed that the horse ap
peared to be uneasy , as If suffering from
Injury. As I live , I found that a patch of
skin , several Inches square , had come off
his back. I looked Into It and discovered
that the horse was raw there , and that ho
had been patched up with rabbit or some
other skin for the tlmo being. Those
Indians stood by each other , too , for I could
never locate the scoundrel who had swindled
mo. I have since concluded that they were
all wrong and that had I bought the outfit
I would have found the oddest assortment
of patched horses that It was ever the
fortune of a white man to look upon. "
Gretna expects to have a creamery In. full
blast before June la out.
Fred Wright has retired from the editor
ship of the MadUon Star.
Grand Army men of Holt county will hold
a reunion at Atkinson July 2 , 3 , 4 and 5.
Jefferson County's Old Settlers association
has decided to hold the reunion this year
at Endlcotl on August 30 and 31 and Septem
ber 1 and 2.
A commercial college will open at Falls
City on June 11. The old school building
has been thoroughly renovated and fitted
with now furniture.
The meeting of the Polk County Sunday
School Ofilccrs association will bo held at
Oaceola on June 30 , and an extensive pro
gram has been prepared.
A. P. Hazard's store at Belvldero was
broken Into by thieves , who secured $18.75
In money , a gold watch and a revolver by
blowing open the safe.
Arlington Is the latest Nebraska town to
dlscovop a shortage In the school treasurer's
accounts. Dut It Is not the present treasurer
that Is Implicated. Over $400 Is missing.
Kearney Is agitating for a rousing cele
bration of the Fourth. The state meet of
the League of American Wheelmen Is to be
held In that city on that day , and this Is
expected to bring in a largo crowd of out
Mrs. Mescrve , living near Cortland , was
badly bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake
which was concealed In a basket of corn
cobs which she was carrying Into the house
for fuel , and after attending to the Injured
hand the mother of the unfortunate woman
picked up the same basket and was also
bitten , apparently by the same rattlesnake.
In the western counties of the state It Is
now qulto a familiar thing to sco the prairie
schooner wending Its way eastward. The
Indlanola Courier calls attention to ono that
went through that town with the inscrip
tions : "In God Wo Trusted ; In Kansas Wo
Dusted , " "Washington or Bust , " < and as
cribes this reversal of the course of "tho
star of empire" to the drouth.
At Ord the suit of Sorensen against Masln
et al , for $10,000 damages under the Slocumb
law , ended In a verdict for $300. Two wit
nesses were fined $20 for contempt In dis
obeying the subpoena and John W. Rico , a
prominent citizen , was placed under $500
bonds to appear Juno 7 to answer to the
charge of having paid them to remain away.
There Is great excitement over the affair.
A coal famine Is Imminent at Yankton.
The coal on the tracks will not last another
The first trial for violating the school law
of 1890 took place In justice court at Brook-
Ings , S. D. A farmer named A. J. Bortnem
was arrested for cultivating pirt of a school
section , pleaded guilty and was fined $50
and costs ,
A largo body of ere has recently been
opened up In the Emma mine , which Is
altuated In the Bare Butte district and In
the town of Galena. The principal opening
on the property Is a tunnel some 400 feet
In length. During the progress of the
work several Beams of ere were found.
A number of men and boys are employed
in various places at Gold Run In the Hills
taking out gold from the crevices among
the rocks along the hillsides that have been
overlooked In placer mlnjng during the early
days. As far as heard from all who are
thus engaged are making H profitable.
A portion of the Mollvlllo farm adjoining
Huron on the southwest has been secured
for making practical tests of Irrigation by
water from artesian wells during the present
summer. The work will bo under direction
of the State Agricultural college and all
expenses will bo paid by the government.
City Treasurer Wyant of Klmball was
somewhat surprised the other day to receive
notice that $3,000 of the city bonds were
duo. The bonds are owned at Battle Creek ,
Mich. , and the official records show , so far
as can bo ascertained , that the bonds are not
duo for live years yet , consequently no
funds had been provided for their redemp
tion. During the early days of Klmball's
Incorporation the records were badly kept
In the matter of recording the Issuance of
bonds , henca the present situation.
The charge of plagiarism brought against
Richard F. Locke , the orator from the Sioux
Falls university , who recently won the state
contest , by the faculty of Yankton college ,
has created considerable hard feeling be
tween Sioux Falls and Yankton , but a scrap
Is now on. Prof. Free of Yankton , who
came up hero and made the charges , has
given vent to his displeasure through
columns of the Yankton Press and Dakotan.
Ho roasts Prof. Walsh of the Sioux Falls
university In a way almost llbelous. The
matter will bo submitted to the state ora-
tcrlcal association for settlement. The local
professors claim that the clmrgo cannot be
sustained nn.l that the chalcadony slab
which Yankton has not yet seen' fit to turn
over to Stoux Falls will probably be ordered
sent here by the association ,
Potato planting Is all the go about Pagosa
Renewed efforts are being made to secure
a stamp mill for Li Plata district.
The Golden Treasure , Gllpln county , owned
by Denver men , reports a good strike.
The cticoao factory at Nl Wet has started
up with a capacity of 10,000 pounds of milk
Near Like City William Laughton has un
covered a lariro body of tellurium ore. It
Is said to bo the same aa the Golden .Fleece
vein. U Is on the opposite side of tht
from the Golden Fleece , In a direct
line and has the same dip and the amo chnr
acter of oro.
The now smelter at Sltvorton received Its
first consignment of ere last week , ten cars
from Red Mountain.
A pay streak has been opened In the 200-
foot level of the Moose mine , Cripple Creek
district , said to yield $1,400 per ton.
The Florence Oil company Is rigging up to
drill on a school section on Ncwland creek-
land which It recently leased from the state.
Sixty carloads of potatoes have been
shipped during the past week from various
railroad points In Saguacho county , and there
Is moro to follow.
The frost of about a week ago Is found to
have killed about one-half of the fruit buds
about Florence and on Beaver creek. There
Is still enough left to make an Immense
An old Winchester rifle , picked up on the
battlefield where Custcr made his last fight ,
recently arrived at Sllverlon by express.
Although the gun shows evidence of rough
usage It Is still serviceable.
The Chase company , which has been drillIng -
Ing south of Erie , has reached a depth of 243
feet. U Is reported that a vain of over six feet
of coal at a depth of 223 feet was passed
through , but the operators will neither con
firm or deny It. It has been the company's
Intention to open a shaft If the vein could
A largo number of prospectors are bound
for the Elk Creek mines , and most en
couraging reports come In from that district
dally. Mr. Chrlstensen not very long ago
had a mill run of ere from his mlno
which runs about $25 In gold besides a good
percentage In copper. A big boom for the
Elk creek camp la looked for.
The Cotopaxl Mining and Milling company
has shipped ono car of ere from the com
pany's zinc mines at that place to the In
ternational Industrial fair at Antwerp , Bet-
glum , to bo treated on the ground by the
Belgian process. Should the terms bo sat
isfactory arrangements will be made for
the erection of a smelter using the Belgian
method at Cotopaxl.
A valuable tract of land thrco miles south
of Las Anlmas on the Purgatolro river ,
embracing some 1,500 acres , Is being filed
upon by parties from Bent county. The
land Is part of an old Spanish grant , and It
has been closed to settlers since 18S8. Con
gressman Bell recently Interested himself In
the matter , and the result Is that this de
sirable land Is now open for filing.
Over 1,600,000 pounds of wool will be
shipped from Casper thta year.
The now Laramle , Wyo. , creamery will
start up Juno 15 , making 125 pounds of
The Douglas creek placers are attracting
a great deal of attention at Laramlo and
experts ore now there making an examina
The miners at Rock Springs are now
turning out 250 cars of coal dally. The
mines at Hanna and Carbon are turning
out 100 cars In the same tlmo. The mines
are being worked on three-quarters time.
The first shipment of 15,000 head of cattle
purchased by Messrs. Tlsdalo and Saunders
will bo made soon. About 8.000 head will
bo shipped over the Union Pacific for the
Dakotas , It taking 750 cars for- this num
Experts who have been over- the Atlantic
gold fields of late pronounce them as fine 09
any they have over seen. One of them has
stated that It such a field should bo found
In Colorado there would bo 5,000 people
there Inside of a month.
The "Life and Adventures of Frank
Grouard" will shortly be published In book
form by Joe Do Barthe , editor of the
Sheridan Enterprise. It will consist of
moro than COO pages , profusely Illustrated ,
and will prove an Interesting narrative.
The announcement is made that capital
ists of the two flourishing towns of
Rock Springs and Lander will con
struct an Irrigating canal In the Immediate
vicinity of the latter town. The canal
will Issue from Popoagle river , will cover
12,000 acres and will be completed during
the present year.
Two buffalo bulls were seen on the plains
west of Rawllns a few days ago by some
boys who were armed with 22-callber rifles.
They took a shot at the buffalo and hit ono of
them. The shot merely served to sting the
old fellow and ho made a charge after the
hunters , who fled precipitately. They
reached homo nearly dead from exhaustion.
The animals are supposed to bo part of a
herd known to have been In the desert a
number of years.
A stage line between Cove and La Grande
la advertised to bo "quicker than by rail. "
The last clean-up of the Black Butte
quartz mill at the Fox mines was a profit
Josephine and Jackson counties will com
bine on a district fair at Central Point Sep
It cost Joseph McCabe $30 In the La
Grande police court for striking an inoften-
Considerable dust of the right kind is
coming Into Baker City from the placer
mines In the vicinity.
The Albany free kindergarten has 'Just
closed Its first winter term , an experiment
of the most gratifying success. The force ,
of teachers has boon Increased to five.
The Hood River Fruit Growers' union of
Hood River is putting up a warehouse op-
poslto the depot there. It expects to handle
strawberries In car load lots this season.
W. H. Doughtry and Bob Adams , cat
tlemen , are now driving out of the John
Day country 3,000 steers that they re
cently sold for shipment to Montana ranges.
A company has been formed at Portland
to butcher horses , selling the hides , hair ,
mane and tall , compressing the meat for
chicken food , and converting the residue
Thomas Payne of Albany thinks ho has
found a valuable sandstone quarry on his
place at Albany , Samples of the stone have
been examined In Portland and pronounced
A Coos bay Indian named John Barney ,
whoso Indian nnmo was Tsoos , died on the
Sluslaw lately. He was supposed to bo 110
years old , and had been blind and helpless
for a long time.
Neighborhood rivalry runs so high In
ono -part of Wasco county that they steal
bridges and move them io .other roads. An
organized watch has to bo maintained to
prevent moro depredations of the same kind.
The prospects for a heavy crop of grain In
Sherman county were never more flattering
than they are now. There Is an abundance
of moisture In the ground , and the grain
Is already fifteen Inches high In the stalk.
The big mills at Baker City are turning
out from 5,000 to 75,000 feet of lumber and
tics dally , while the box factory Is manu
facturing among other things bed slats by
the car load. Thirty-five cars are unloaded
dally from the forests of Sumpter valley. At
the mills nlono upwards of 100 men are em
ployed , while some 150 more are In the log
A recently discovered quartz location In
Sparta district , and christened the Mabel ,
upon which onlya small amount of develop
ment work has been done , wan bonded for a
consideration of $2,500 , the amount paid
down being $500. The owners of the prop
erty are Baker City men , and the bond Is
given to a party of miners from British
Columbia. Supplies and tools have been
taken out for development work.
Yaklma county will ship 600,000 pounds
of wool from Presser this year.
Pretty good cayubo ponies change hands
at Ellenburgh at an average price of $3.
Tim Great Northern Is preparing to put a
line of steamers on Puget Sound to compete
with the Northern Pacific.
The mill at Geneva has cut 60,000 staves
for the New Whatcom waterworks , this
being only half tha contract.
The Spokane river Is nearly a foot above
the highest point ever reached In Its history
and a number of houses are under water.
It Is reported that the Canadian Pacific
wilt again utilize steamer lines on the Sound
In the near future. The Sehomo and North
Pacific will. It Is said , cover the Scattlo-
Port Townsend , Whatcom route. This will
give Port Townsend another1 steamer lino.
The sale of a big tract of timber land In
Chehalls county has recently been con
summated , Involving a largo sum df money
In the transfer , The tract consists cf about
4,200 acres In the Humptullps country.
U was sold by D. A. Blodgett to Frederick
Nehf and John W. Prestel of Michigan.
The price paid , according to thn duiJ on
fllo In the auditor's office , was $30,000 and
The Jfire ( never touched us It was in the adjoining building , and while the loss ran up
into the thousands of dollars , it was very quickly adjusted , and the entire stock is now offered
at Fire Priced by the Insurance Companies. Smoke will blow off , so that goods damaged by
smoke are s good as ever. We have lots of them. Water will dry off , and if tne goods are all-
right , the cdlpr will remain in. It's a good test ef value , and you know what you are buying.
CLOTHING FOR MOST NOTHING.
Men's Full Suits The kind we were making
the run on , at $5 before thefire arc now . .
Men's Light Overcoats Damaged by water
only , all dry now , and when pressed as
good as ever. . ' . . . . ' . . . .
Men's Strong Pants They were up in the gal
lery and were not wet at all , only smoked
Men's Suspenders Nb apparent damage by
either water or smoke "
Men's Handkerchiefs Plain white and just as 3
good as ever.
Neckties The water did not get into them for most
of them were in the show cases
Columbia Clothing Co. ,
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Cor. 13th and Farnam.
otl er valuable considerations. The same
property was sold about two years ago for
$20,000. A i ,
The railroad Iron tlirtt was recovered from
the wreck ol the Abercdrn Is being shipped
from Cosmopolls to PpHlijnd , to bo used by
the Terminal company. , , \ ,
Prof. James Gannnage of Hoqualm has a
genuine George GemundeF violin , which cost
a small fortune. It' ' was built from n
Stradlvarus pattern and'thero are only time
more of the same make In exlstenco that
are for sale , and they are held at startling
A tree was cut last week In > VIIIIamson's
camp , near Shelton , which measured 11
feet 1 inches In diameter at the butt 31
feet In circumference. It was clear timber
to the first limb , 70 feet from the ground.
It Is estimated that fully 30,000 feet of
merchantable lumber may bo cut from this
The Spokane land office Is doing t rushIng -
Ing business. Six townships In Stevens
county and ono lrf Spokane county worn put
on fllo ; also several entries. These are on
selected lands , In dispute not long ugo , and
ninety days moro remain in which actual
settlers can fllo their claims , while the state
school land agent has two months In which
to choose for the people. "After" that any ono
The Farmers Alliance and Industrial
union Is preparing to build a flouring mill
at some point In the Palouso country , Iwvlng
n dally capacity of 150 barrels. The loca
tion Is not yet decided upon , but It will bo
either Garfleld , Pullman or Oalusclalo.
They have a proposition from a Minneapolis
firm to put In the machinery , the alliance
to furnish the building , for $12.000 In three
equal annual payments. It Is hoped to
procure a bonus from one ot the thrso tcwns
mentioned to assist In making the first pay
Late frosts have killed the fruit buds
about Virginia City , Nev.
The California Wool Giow.jrs and le. ) ' . ! rs
association asks for protection for ivcol.
Slnc3 May 1 150,000 pounds of wool have
been sent out by rail from I'M ly , X. M.
The bl-weelily Union Pacific wool trains
are carrying nearly all of : ho Utah clip.
Largo consignments of wool are be ag re
ceived at Callwcll , Idaho , for consignment
Cherries are ripe In the Hlo Grande volley
about Socorro and peaches are as big as
Andrew J. Davis has been given posses
sion by the courts of the $1.000,000 left by
Millionaire Davis ot Dutte , Mont.
Holt and Murphy of Ari/.ona are shipping
2,100 head of 2 and 3-ycar-old steers from
WIIcox to the Montana ranges.
The Bloom Cattle company Is preparing
to ship suventy-flve cars of cattle from Hos-
vell , N. M. , to Us Montana ranges.
The now converter plant of the Anaconda
company In Montana has a working capacity
of 10,000,000 pqunds ot pura copper per
month , * ' "
At Fort Denton tlq" ) Missouri Is higher
than over before knowii.at this tlmo of the
year and sunshine skeins a thing ot the
Twelve cars ot catUer have gone from
Holbrook. Ariz. , to the , \Vattres Cattle com
pany. Fully 400 cars nwlll go out tills
Beacon , leaving at t Up irate of two trains
dally. , , f'
Mexican papers printed the story that
'Thomas ' Lowthlan , one-jot the founders ot
the Cochltl district , las-rtlfused $400,000 for
the Lone Star mind , rtvhlch has , U Is
claimed , 500,000 tons off smelting ore In
sight. t it'
The celebrated peach'orchard of Judge G.
W. Wood of Mesllla , N , ' if , , was sold to the
Woodland Orchard cobip'dny for $50,000 , or
at the rate of $760 per * acre , the average
age of the trees being only 4 years.
The Kddy , N. M , , Argus-says the manage
ment of the Pccos Irrigation and Improve
ment company li going to undertake to
dispose ot tha alfalfa crop this year la
eastern and European markets , to got tbo
largest possible profit for producers.
Prospectors Inform the Halley , Idaho ,
Times that the hills hnd gulches are Just
allvo with young grouse and "sago hens , and
( hat the birds were never & > plentiful as
this spring. The game and flsh law Is
therefore proving ot great benefit as a con
servator of the feathered and jinny species.
The Pccos Valley railway has curs of stet.1
rails on every siding between Fort Worth
and Pecos , on Iho Texas Pacific , no less than
fifty cars being at Hock Springs. A new
siding U being put In at Pecos and cars
sent there as fast as they can be handled
and hauled to Cddy. No less than 300 cars
ot rails and COO cars of ties will bo used be-
tween Eddy and Roswell , and many loads of
John It. Blocker and Felix Shaw , two of
the moist prominent stockmen In southwest
iexas , were arrested. Shaw Is charged with
smuggling 2.000 head of cattle from Mexico
and Blocker Is charged with recelvInK
The movement 'of stock has commenced
In earnest on the Santa Fe road. P. J.
Tcwner , Inspector for the northern district
reports that the shipments from Now
, Mexico ranges , since April 1 , have been
something over 20,000 head.
San Diego Is to have a coal yard on a
large scale soon. The Santa Fe company
has decided to ship" the product of Its
Colorado mines to the southern city for dis
tribution In the west. Heretofore this coal
has been shipped east.
Mr. D. W. Hess , engineer In charge of the
big Pcyotte canal , says the farmers have a
fine prospect for crops this year In the great
Payetto valley of Idaho , especially In hops.
The acreage planted to .hops this year Is
large , and the vines are healthy and strong
and will yield a largo crop. This year
proves beyond a doubt that hops are a
success In Idaho.
The Bailey mill at Allerton , In the Cochltl
dlUrlct , to bo constructed by Denver parties ,
will bo operated by electricity. I. W.
Bailey ot Denver has located 160 acres of
public land , on the Rio Grande , ono mile
afcovo the north line of the Cochltl grant.
Ho will construct a , dam there to generate
electricity by water power , conveying the
fluid thence to Allerton.
DEEP SEA SOUNDINGS.
The Method liy Which n Depth of Flvo
Jllllrn Is Krnchcil.
A ship regularly engaged In deep-sea
sounding , soys the Popular Monthly , has the
sounding machine mounted at the aftor-end ,
and when to about to sound Is brought to a
standstill , with the stern to the sea. The
stray line , with the sounding rod and sinker
attached , Is over the guide pulley and care
fully lowered to the water's edge , the regis
ter Is set to zero , and the deep-sea ther
mometer Is clamped to the sounding line ; a
seaman Is stationed at the friction line ,
which controls the velocity with which
the wire Is unreeled , another at the brake ,
and a third on the grating outside to handle
the sinker and Instruments , nnd to guide the
wlro as It passes overboard ; u machinist Is
at the hoisting engine , and the recorder
takea a position for reading the register.
When the sinker Is let go the vessel Is
maneuvered so as to keep the wlro vertical ,
and the friction line Is adjusted so as to
allow It to descend from seventy to 100
fathoms per minute.
The Instant the sinker strikes the bottom ,
which Is unmistakably Indicated by the sud
den release of the wlro from strain , the reel
Is stopped by the friction line nnd brake ;
the recorder notes the number of turns of the
reel. In an hour this messenger of man's
Ingenuity makes Us excursion through flvo
miles of water } waste to the abyssmnl re
gions of perfect repose , and brings to the
light of day the soil with which the rain
of shells of minute Infusorial organism from
the cpper waters has been for ages mantling
the coon's floor. Hero and there a giant
ptaJc rising from these sunless depths lifts
his head to sea the elcy , and the drcdgo and
trawl tell us that along his rugged sides
and on the bills and plains below and oven
In the inky blackness and the freezing cold
ot the deepest valleys there Is life.
STORY OF A CHERRY STONE.
I'liUI Its Falntor'g I'uncml Kipimscs and
Furiilnlieil Him H Coflln. ;
Fifty years ago Almeron Hlgby of Watson ,
N. Y. , then 9 years old , planted In his
father's door yard the stone of a cherry
that ho had eaten. A tree grow from the
stone , and from the tlmo the tree began to
bear fruit It was known as "tho boy's treo. "
Ho sold the cherries , and the tree bore from
year to year and ho always put away the
money that he received for them , oven after
ho grow to manhood and was married and
had children of his own.
Last summer , his health being poor and
the cherry tree beginning to show signs
of decay , Hlgby cut the tree down. Ho
had tha trunk sawed Into boards , from
which ho made a coffin for himself. A
short tlmo ago ho becsme seriously III. Ho
sent for an undertaker and had the coffin
trimmed. Ho died and was burled a few
days ago , and all ot his funeral expenses
were paid from the money that hi' had re
ceived from the sale ot the cherries borne by
the tree from which his coffin was made.
Men's Sack Suits In brown , gray and oxfords , only
slightly wet and smoked of course , sold for $10
before the fire
Boys' Suits that sold for $5 before the fire , only ,50 ,
smoked , go now for
Men's Cutaway Suits The $ tS and $20 kind.
They were only smoked , not hurt a bit ;
go now for
Men's Cassimere Suits In two colors that the water
couldn't hurt , regular $15 suits , go now for
Wilson Bros. Shirts 4-ply linen the water did
not come near them , and they are not even
smoked , get them for ,
Full finished top Hose worth 250 before the fire
regular Rockford socks , go at
Balbriggan Undershirts Not damaged a particle
just as good as ever
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