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SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI
Mktnfcon Impressions of the Early anil Later
FROM BENTON TO THE NATIONAL PARK
Tli Country Drained by tlio Hirer llcyond
the Ilriill ot NnvlKiitlon It * Kent
Sunrra In Wondcrlnnd Tlio
I'alU und tlio Ciinjon.
Since tlio tlmo when Lewis ami Clarice as-
ccnclcil the Missouri rlvor In a , rowboat , DC-
cupying tlio better part of the years 1801-2-3 ,
equipped by the Unltcil States government
for the purpose or exploring the country
along and at the source ot the Missouri
river , tlio stream has become familiar as
far as the head of navigation , Fort Ilenton ,
Mont. Heyond that point It Is yet compara
tively unknown ,
A correspondent of the New York Kvenlng
Post , writing from Helena , says the "Rreat
muddy" loses Its peculiar characteristic
features above Fort Ilenton , and the water
becomes an clear , cold and spark ! I UK as n
mountain trout stream. Flowing directly
out from Us mountain source , over a rocli
paved bed , but little of the soil ot the
valleys Is carried by the water In tha form
of sediment , except mlmtto particles ot snml
which quickly find3 Us way to the bottom
At sharp bends of tlio river this sand ha ;
often found obstructions , so that during UK
ages of accumulation Immense sandbar ;
Jiavo been formed , nearly every one of whlcl
Is rich In flour gold of such extreme fineness
that the pura yellow metal Is susceptible o ;
suspension In clear water. For many yean
past these bars have been worked by nomaflti
miners , who have brought to bar the ac
quired placer mining knowledge of tlio pas'
thirty ydars , but so far without astonishing
success , the gold being so light and fine tha
It has been found almost Impossible to savi
it In sufficient quantities to make- the wort
profitable. It can almost be said that ot
the banks of the upper Missouri one breathe :
an atmosphere laden with golden dust , am
miners declare that respectable assays o
the yellow metal mny be obtained by gather
Ing I lie leaves from the trees along tin
banks of tlio stream. So fine In this gold
however , that some 200,000 particles of I
are required to make the value of a cent
( r Some day , when science- shall have dls
covered a method to save this gold , a bountl
ful harvest may bo the result.
THE TIIHEE FOUKS.
Without reflecting- the work accom
pllshed by Lowls and Clarke , under the dlf
flcultles which besot them at the lime , It I :
a fact that It was fruitful ot but little bonefl
to the United States In a mlncraloglcal o
scientific sense. Geographically , they pub
llshed the course of the river , discovered tin
great falls of the stream and followed th <
river to Us source , where the Jefferson. Jladl
son and Gallntln unite , at what is now knowi
ns the town of Three Forks. They also kep
correct and profuse data concerning th
size and quality of mosquitoes they encoun
' . .ered.which seemed to bo then , ns now
plentiful end ferocious.
Ascending the Missouri from Fort Denton
tlio river flows , for nboiit 100 miles througl
extensive plains , often broken Into rougli
high table lands a short distance back fron
the stream. These plains were once th
favorite feeding grounds for countless num
bers of the big Kimo of America. Includln ;
the buffalo and the elk. Uefore leaving tb
maitt range of the Uoclcy mountains , whos
outlines form the background for a series ere
ro > s 'nost beautiful pictures , the rive
ges over a aeries of falls , three In num
her. nny one of which is sepond only In tm
portaiieo to Niagara. Kor twenty miles o
more tit this point the upper Missouri pluftge
down , * series of rocky stalr.s to tha plains be
low , lashing itself Into foam , boiling , surf
Ing and plunging , forming a sorlea ot ver
beautiful rnplds ,
The lower of the falls of the MIsBour
known us the "Great Falls , " la n perper
dlcular fall of about ninety feet. The rive
at this point Is estimated to contain a vo
time of water about thrr-i times greater tba
that of the Ohio at 1'ltunurg. This irr
mcnso volume is hero confined bowcen rock
walls on either side Irom 200 to 500 feet i
height , and about 300 yards In width. NCJ
to the right bank nearly halt the stream d <
sceuds vertically , with such terrific force ate
to send continuous and always beautiful cloud
of spray sometimes 200 feet or more In 111
air. These gorgeous columns are ofte
dissolved Into a thousand fantastic shape
bent down nnd up by whirling masses <
snow-white foam , the whole under searchln
shafts of golden sunlight , being enhanced I
beauty Impossible to word-picture. Tl :
other side of the river Is precipitated ovf
successive ledges of from ten to twcnt
Teet , forming n magnificent view , some 2 (
yards In breadth and ninety feet In pcrpei
dlcular elevation. A vast bisln of tirilni
foaming waters succeed below , their dec
green color and commotion betraying
prodigious volume and depth.
FALLS AND CANON ,
Some- six miles above arc the "Halnbo
Falla , " fifty feet In perpendicular tteicen
The entire river , here 1,200 feet wide , hur
Itself , over an unbroken rocky rim , ns regi
tar 4n Its outline as a work of art. Into
vast , rock-hound amphlthealur , where II
roar and commotion ot the water make
Another four miles up stream and the ro :
o * the "Black Kagle Kails" Is heard. He :
the intlro river takes a , vertical plunge i
twenty-six feet. In midstream Is a lltt
rocjsy Island upon which an antiquated Hocl <
mountain eagle , long since a subject ot pi
trlotlc history , Is spending the rcmilnlr
days of a ripe old ago In an eternal Four I
The river , where thesj tails arc locate
flaws through a grand natural canon , not i
long , so deep or BO picturesque as that
the Grand Canon of the Colorado , but tl
volume oC water la far greater and the sit
rounding plains susceptible ot a higher stn
of cultivation , girt ubout with huge no\
crowned mountain range * , down whoae aid
flow little arteries which form the life b1o <
of the raivchse. fed by melting snows oft
above timber line. The river In Its is
less flow has cut a path for Itself throut
the rock ot the plains , sometimes to a dep
ot 650 feet , anil the series of falls adj
wild beauty to tbo scene.
Tha river hero flows directly north unt
In the vicinity of Fort Asslnabolne.
readies Its northernmost limit a fovv mil
from the Rrltlsh possessions , where It tun
east and southeast. South Ot the Ore
Falls , some sixty or seventy miles , the strea
bursts through Its Rocky mountain b.irrU
at unco freeing Itself from the mountain
gliding cut Into the sunllRht ot the plain
a. condition which steadily prevails uu
it finally Joins the Mlslsslppl.
OATH OF THE MOUNTAINS.
From the falls south are the proper hea
waters of the Missouri. The point whe
the rlrer bursts through the mountains
fcnowrt as tha "Gate ot the Mountains , "
> pot which , for beauty and grandeur
iccnery , Is unsurpassed In the United Stall
The entire volume of the river Is here for
distance ot about five miles confined toi i
average width of less than 300 feet , t
mountain walls 011 cither slilo rising perpe
dlcularly for much of the distance me
limn 1.000 feet , and In one or two Instunc
leaning far out over the channel. T
stream , generally so swllt , Is herons plat
us the surface of a sheltered Inland lal
making a polished mirror for the heigh
end for Hie graceful pines which spring frt
every crevice. The- water Is clrar nnd eo
rrnlr.g with flan , and Is from ten
nty feet deep throughout Ihr entire nm
The Brajlsh granltr wnlU are turretrd a
pinnacled In a striking manner , rslnK [
hlstr bore their water-wished faundatloi
with only a dainty etrlp ot heaven's bl
vlalbtc. Occasion * lly a gigantic nrt-c
rears llfclf , through < be pierced eyelet
which the blue sky cuti In seen , tormina
Nittlui : ot wrest lurqualtr , The cchqra
tlio canon nnke the voice sotin.l srpulchi
cnil the dlBclinrKQ of a rifle almost deaf *
Ins. larg ? spring * occasionally leap frt
the rocks und mini ; ! * with thai * of t
river An occasional alcove , where A f <
graceful bunches ot willows have aoi
Jootbold. and Bhndu the stream , help tu
the- picture to rarest b.auty , For thi
! lei thereit scarcely a foothold at t
w tir' edge tor man or beast. The I
natural flisureg which do break these al
most solid walls af piled with huge broken
pillars , angular rock * nnd gigantic -slabs ot
granite , hurled by tha fury of the olemonU
through countless ages , forming natural
bridges I'l iin brink to brink. Ducks and
eeeso are plentiful along the shaded re
treat , and the few COVOB which gave vegeta
tion a foothold abound In luscious wild
strawberries , raspberries , service-berries and
No description ot this portion of the upper
Missouri Is complete without reference to-
that now famous northern landmark , the
"Ucartooth. " This litigo pillar of rock ,
which pushes Itself heavenward to a height
of 2,500 feet above the river , looks llko the
tooth of a bea. ' and Is plainly visible from
Holna , a distance of twenty-five milts ,
Deep serrations In the gigantic mass of rock
composing it rise from base to summit , fore
telling some trofncndous elldci In tlio near
future , Indeed , only n short I line ago a
section of the "tooth" weighing tho'isands of
tons became detached , and thnn'l'rcl dti'vn
the almost perpendicular Ii'lgltt , through
the dcnso forest which surrounds Its base.
cutting a broad midway. This (3 ( liable to
bo repeated ns loon as the frusta of ivlntei
have siilliclcntly lifted nnJ. loosn > ! d the
masses of rode which nlruj'ly teem to bo
but feebly attached to this laii'lnnrk.
TUB ACTUAL SOUHCB.
Ascending the river from the "Gate of the
Mountains , " we leave the city of Helena ,
the capital anil commercial metropolis of
Montana , nestled twelve miles nwny to the
west , close up In the shadow of the "national
backbone. " It Is at about this point that
the great golden gulches , coming down to the
river from th surrounding mountains , begin
to make their appearance , from whose
gravelly beds millions ot dollars In gold have
been secured. All along the river for miles
as one ascends are numerous sandbars , every
one at which is rich with powdered gold.
At Townsend , where the Northern Pacific
crosses the river for the List time , and at
Toston , a few miles further up the stream ,
spasmodic efforts have been made and con
siderable money expended trying to save the
deposits , but without success. From the
"Gate of the Mountains" to the source ot
the river at Three Forks the stream flows
over a pebbly bed , nnd the water Is clear
and cold , Three Forks Is the mountain
home of the Missouri , EO allied because It Is
here that the Gallatln , Jefferson and Madi
son rivers unite to form the stream , which
thus starts an Its long journey to the gulf
a full-Hedged river. Hach of these streams
Is a r.spectablo river of Itself.
The acfal hcidvv it-jr of the Missouri , or
wiii-t ehouM be known as yiich h.i I It ben
Intt'lllrently named , n DoLi-v'r . > r Shnsboro
lake , In the National park. This lake , a
considerable body ot water , Is the source ol
the Madison river , and forms with the
river the draln.iEO cutlet for most of the
waters ot that portion of the National park.
The Gallatln , or left source of the Missouri ,
la formed by two streams , the K.isL and
tVtstGnllatln , which unite about a mile above
Ua junction with theMissouri. . The Mad-
lion and the Oall.it n are both somewhat
smaller than the Jefferson. Had Lewis and
Clarke ascended the Madison Instead ot tlic
Jefferson , which , being tha larger stream ,
they naturally mistook for the continuation
of the Missouri , they would have discovered
the famous geysers In FIrchole Basin , She-
shone lake , nnd all the- country which is
now Incorporated within the limits of the
Natlon.il park. The Dig Hole and the
Ucaverhead rtvera flow Into the Jefferson at
Twin Bridges , n few miles from the con
fluence of the Jefferson with the Missouri , sc
that In reality there are six considerable
rivers , all joining one another within t
radius ot a few miles , which unite to form
the longest river In the world , measured frorr
the gulf to the heart of the Rocky mountains
Dvorak has been engaged to assist as con
ductor In the Eisteddfod at Cardiff. Wales
Last year was extremely disastrous to the
opera houses of Italy , largely owing , It li
stated , to the scarcity ot properly trained
singers. No fewer than tnirty-slx theater !
had to be closed for lack of support.
Provincial Russia has 127 theaters , employ
ng 6,500 persons. The average receipt o
each theater Is 25,000 rubles. Of these the
aters six were- devoted to opera , , twenty-fou ;
to operetta and ninety-seven to the drama.
The Uostonlans will begirt rehearsals to :
their season early In September. They ar
staging two or moro new operas , and Jessli
Bartlett Davis , who Is. to remain their prlmi
donna contralto , has started tor New Yorl
tp rehearse- the new roles assigned to her.
Jennie Veamana , It Is reported. Is sufferlni
from nervous prostration and has been or
dcrcd by her physician to take a long rest
She will , therefore , not open her season Ii
September as she intended , but hopes to b
able to begin her tour by the middle of th' '
John L. Stoddard , who Is now located a
Baden Dade-n. writes enthusiastically of hi
now lectures , which hu Is now perfectly
from notes of travel to various places on th
continent. He has also made some valuabl
finds In the way of photographs for lllustra
tlon. Ho will return in September.
Itobert Mantell , who will again be man
aged by Augustus Pltou , begins his next star
ring tour1 September 3 , In Salem , Mass. HI
repertory at the commencement of the seasoi
will Include "Monbirs , " "The Corsica :
Drothers , " "Othello. "Hamlet" and "Parr
haslus. " Later a new play will be produced
Dvorak's American symphony , "From th
New World , " which was given a. first contl
nental performance In Carlsbad by Lobltzky'
orchestra the latter part of July , was re
celved with unusual enthusiasm by an Inter
national audience. The slow movement wa
Padcrewskl begins his , American season i :
New York Ds-cember 27. and will play hi
Polish Fantaale for piano and orchestra fo
the first time In the , United States. lie wll
then leave for San Francisco and otho
western cities and. not appear In New Tfor :
again till the end of March.
Nothing vexes Verdi more than , for hi
vocalists to stop to bow and curtsey whe
applauded , They should bo deaf to all ar
plause , unless that which follows the fall c
the curtain. He looks on the applause tha
follows "points" as stupid and Impertinenl
and as betraying a want of musical'educa
tlon. Wagner was of the same mind.
In t'ae New York supreme court Justlc
Burnett made a decree ordering Actor J. H
Kmmat to- pay his wife , Daisy May Eminei
alimony at the rate ot $200 a month durln
th ? pendency ot her suit against him for at
solute divorce and a counsel fee- for $25 <
The co-respondent Is Gmlly Lytton , the leai :
Ing woman of theactor's company.
M. Tolstoi has written an operatic llbrett
with a moral , the title being "The Distiller ,
and the abject being to cure the Russia
peasant of his fondness tor ardent spirit
distilled from grain , Mine , Slcrova set th
work to music , but the experiment does n <
appear to have been successful , probably b (
cause- the Russian peasantry , to whom tli
story mainly appealed , do not go to the open
] Muvv 'lou Tr.tiigformnllon.
Tin4 relative slz s of Piesldent Grov <
Cleveland and Senator Arthur Pue Ooi
man were like this when the president
letter to Congressman Wilson was read I
the house :
Hut since the vote of the house dcmi
cratlr caucus , deciding -by ISO to 21 to n
ced from the opposition to the senate bll
there- has been n BhrlnkaRB in the uppai
ent di.ncnelaiis of the president , while Go :
man's itlzo lias considerably swelled , LJli
.lu.t < mu .
A. oewspipir tunny man has Invented n
an nhsQluUly fresh , but n comparetiTe
new Joke nv > ou a Tcrj old subject.
Mlsa TlmlJ wjs talking about btr ow
nervousness , mid Her vurlou * night Urm > .
"DM you ever Ond a luan under your Le
Mrs lihift ! " tlio asked.
"Yes , " said that worthy woman , "Tl
night we thought there were burgUra In , tl
house I found my husband there. "
CooKt Imperial. World' * fair "hlghe
award , excellent chautptguo ; good etfenre
cencit , ugreetbl * bouquet , dtliciouj flavor. "
SOftK AXVJMTIIAL t
Tom Miution In Life. .
My ancestors were goodly men ,
Anil Rtou I of limb and muscle.
They bore the palm of victory ,
In many a warlike tussle ,
Bomo Milled along the Spanish main.
Borne worked at blncksmlTli'a bellows.
And some wrote poems to their king ,
But they were oil good fellows.
Honest and worthy men were they ,
Some rough nnd others polished.
Alaal that nucli good work an theirs
By time Bbouia be demolished.
I'verend their lives nnd blush to find
So much true worth revealing ,
And yet for them I must admit ,
I have no kindly feeling.
I bate them with a deadly hate ,
flieso honest men of merit ,
'Tig not for what they've given me ,
Hut what 1 don't inherit.
It's their own fault. Jly thoughts ot them
Might be as sweet ns boney ,
If they had but bequeathed to mo
The art of making money.
A SOCIAL DEAL ON 'CHANGE ,
DY nODRUT BAIIR.
( Copyrighted. 1 H , by the Author. )
It was In. the days when drawing rooms
n-era dark and filled with brlc-a-brac ,
The darkness enabled the half blinded vis
itor , coming In out of the bright light , to
knock over grjicetully n jjoo Vase that had
como from Japan to meet disaster In New
In a corner of the room was seated , in a
deep and luxurious armchair , a most beauti
ful woman. She was the wife of the son ol
the richest man in America ; she was young ;
her husband was devotedly fond ot her ; she
was mistress of a palace ; anything thai
money could buy was hers did she but ex
press the wish ; but she was weeping softlj
and had just made up her mind that she wa !
the most miserable creature In all the land
If a stranger hid entered the room ho
would flrst have been Impressed by the facl
that ho was looking at the prettiest woman
he had ever seen ; then ho would have been
haunted by the idea that ho had met hei
somewhere before. If he were a man movlnj
In artistic clrcl ° s he might perhaps remem
ber that he had seen her face looking dowr
at him from various canvases In picture , ex
hibitions ; and unless he were a strangei
to the gossip of the country he could hard ! )
help recollecting the dreadful fuss the- paper :
made , as It It wcro any business of theirs
when young IM Druce married the- artists
model celebrated for her loveliness.
Every one has read the story ot that mar
rlage ; goodness knows the papers made tin
most ot It , as Is their custom. Young Ed
who knew much more of the world than < lt <
his father , expected stern opposition , and , li
knowing the unlimited power unlimited
wealth gave to the old man , ho did not rlsl
an Interview with his parent , but eloped will
the girl. The flrst inkling old man Druci
had ot tha affair was from a vivid , sensa
tlonal account ot the runaway in an evcnln ;
paper. Ho was pictured in the paper as at
Implacable father , who was at that momen
searching for the elopers with a shotgun
Old Uruce had been too often the centra
figure of a journalistic sensation to mini
what the sheet said. Ife promptly tola
graphed nil over the country , nnd , gettlni
Into communication with his son , asked bin
( electrically ) as a favor to bring his youni
wlfo home and not make a foot of himself
So the truant pair , much relieved , came bacl
to New York.
Did Drucc was a taciturn msn , even will
his only san. Ho wondered at flrst tbit th
bay should have so misjudged him as t <
suppose he would raise Abjections , no mat
ter whiim the lad wished to marry. H
was bewildered rather than enlightened whei
Ed told htm he feared opposition bccaus
the girl was poor. What difference on eirtl
did that make ? Had he not money enougl
for all ot them ? It not , was there an ;
trouble In adding to their store ? Were tuer
not railroads to bo wrecked ; stockholders t
bo fleeced ; Wall street lambs to be shorn
Surely a man married to please himself an
not to make money. Ed assured tha ol
man that cases had been known where
suspicion of mercenary motives hod hovere <
around a matrimonial alliance , but Drue
expressed the utmost contempt tor such
state ol things.
At flrst Ella had been rather afraid of he
silent father-in-law , whoso very name mad
hundreds tremble nnd thousands curse , bu
she soon discovered that the old man actu
ally stood in awe of her , and that his appai
ent brusqueness was the- mere awkwardnes
he felt when In her presence. Ho was nns
lous to please her and worried himself wor
dsrlnc whether there was anything sh
One day ho fumbllngly dropped a choc
for $1,000,000 In her lap , and , with som
nervous confusion , asked her to run out , Ilk
a good girl , and buy herself something ; I
that wasn't enough she was to call on hit
for more. The girl sprang from the chal
and threw her arms around his neck , muc
to the old man's embarrassment , who wo
not accustomed to such a situation. Sh
kissed htm In spite of himself , allowing th
check to flutter to the floor , the most valuabl
bit of paper floating around loose in Amerlc
When he reached his office he surprised hi
son. He shook his (1st ( In the young fellow' '
-aco and said sternly :
"If you ever say a cross word to that 11 :
tlo girl , I'll do what I've never done ye
I'll thrash youl"
The young man laughed.
"All right , father. I'll deserve a thrasl
Ing In that case. "
The old man became almost genial whei
ever he thought of his pretty daughter-li
law. "My little girl , " hs always called he
At first , Wall street men said old Drue
was getting into his dotnge , but when a nl
came In the market and they found that , c
usual , the old man was on the right sic
of the fence , they were compelled reluc
antly to admit , with emptier pockets , th :
the dotage had not yet interfered with tt
financial corner ot old Druce's mind.
As young Mrs. Druco sat disconsolately )
her drawing room the curtains parted gent !
and her father-in-law entered stealthily , as
he were a thief , which Indeed he was , ar
the very greatest of them. Druce had &ma ]
shifty , piercing eyes that peered out froi
under his gray , bushy eyebrows like tw
steel sparks. He never seemed to be looktr
directly at any one , and his eyes , someho
gave you the Idea that they were trying I
Blanco back over bis shoulders , as If 1
feared pursuit. Some eald that old Drui
was In constant terror ot assassination , whl
others held that he knew the devil was t
his track and would ultimately nab htm.
"I pity the devil when that day comes ,
young Snred said once when some one hi
made the usual remark about Druce. Th
echoed the general feeling prevalent In Wo
street regarding the encounter that was ai
milted by all to be Inevitable.
The old man stopped in the middle of tl
room when he noticed that his daughter- ! :
law was crying.
"Dear , dear ! " he said , "what Is the ma
ter ? Has Edward been saying nnythlr
cross to you ? "
"No , papa , " answered the girl. "N >
body could be kinder me than Ed I
There Is nothing really the matter. " Thl
to put the truth ot her statement beyond a
question , she began to cry atresti.
The old man sat down beside her , takli
one hand In 111 * own. "Money ? " he aski
In an eager whisper that seemed to say I
saw a solution of the difficulty if it we :
"Oh , dear , no. I have all the money , at
more , than any one can wish. "
The old man's countenance fell. If mom
would not remedy the state of things ttu
ho was out ot his deptb.
"Won't you tell me ihe trouble ! Perha ]
1 can suggest "
"It's nothing yoc can help In , papa. It
nothing much , any way. Tha Misses Snei
won't call on me. that's all. "
Tuo eld man knit hla trows and though
fully scratched hit chin.
"Won't call ? " he echoed helplessly.
"No. They think I'm not good enough
eisoclate with them , I suppose. ' "
The bushy eyebrows came down until lh <
almost cbscurctt his ryes , and a dangcro
light jcemed to scintillate cut from und
"You must be mistaken. Good sracloi
I am worth ten times what eld Sneed !
Not goid enough ! Why , my name on
check Is "
"It Isn't i question ol check * , nape
walled the girl : ' 'it's a question of * oclel
I was a painter's model before I married
and. no matter how rich I am , society woi
have anything to do with mo. "
The oM man absent-mindedly rubbed I
chin , which was a jjibu he hail when perplex -
plox d. He was face.tcCfaco with a problem
entirely outsldo hl fl province. Suddenly a
happy thought struck Mini.
"Those Snced womenl" li said in' tonw of
great contempt , "wlrkr'ao Miey amount to ,
' | but old
anyhow ? Thoy'ronfniJtlilng sour
maids. They neveri'Hiroft bait so pretty ta
you , Why should Vou ' cue whether they
railed on you or not1'
"They represent laooltty. It they cnmo ,
others would. " , , t n
"But roclety can't IIO.TO anything against
you , Ncbody has eversaid a word against
your character , modpj pr , no model.
The girl shook herhci d hopelessly.
"Character docs not ccfunt In society. "
In this statement.nho.was , of course , ab
surdly wrong , but she felt bitter at all the
world. Those who know society a.ro . well
aware that character counts for everything
within lls sacred precincts. So the unjust
remark should not bo set down to the dis
credit ot an Inexperienced girl.
"I'll tell you what I'll do cried the old
man , brightening up , "I'll ' speak to Gen
eral Snced tomorrow. I'll arrange the
whole business In flvo minutes. "
"Do you think that would do any good ? "
asked young Mrs. Druco , dubiously ,
"Good ? You bet It'll do good. It will
settle the whole thing. I've helped Snced
out of a pinch before now , and he'll fix up
a little matter llko that for me In no time.
I'll Just have a quiet talk with the general
tomorrow , and you'll see the Snced car
riage at the door next day at the very
latest. " Ho patted her smooth , white hand
affectionately. "So don't you trouble , little
girl , about trifles , and whenever you want
help you Just tell the old man. Ho knows
a thins or two yet , whether it Is on Wall
street or Fifth avenue.
Snecd was known In New York as the Gen
eral , probably because he had absolutely no
military experience ) whatever. Next to Druco
ho had the most power In the financial world
of America , but there was a great dlstanca
between the flrst and the second. It It cams
to a deal In which the general and alC the
world stood against Druco , the avorapo Wall
street man would bet on Druco
against the whole combination. Bo-
sldcs this , the general had the
reputation of being a "square" maa , and
that naturally told against him , for everyone
ono Itnew that Druco was utterly unscrupu
lous. But If Druce and Snced were known to
be together in a deal , then the financial world
of New York ran for shelter. Therefore ,
when Now York saw old Druco como In with
the stealthy tread of a two-legged leopard
and K'nnco ' furtively around the great room ,
singling out Snecd with nn almost Imper
ceptible sldo nod , retiring with him Into a
remote corner where more ruin had been con
cocted than on any other spot on earth , and
talking there eagerly with him , a hush fell
on the vast assemblage of men , and tor the
moment the financial heart of the nation
ceased to beat. When they saw Sneed take
out his note book , nodding -assent to what
ever proposition Druco was making , a cold
Bhlvcr communicated Itself to the electric
nerve web ot the world , and storm signals
began to fly in the monetary centers of Lon
don , Paris , Berlin , and Vienna.
Uncertainty paralyzed the markets of lh&
earth , because two old men wcro holding a
whispered conversation with a multitude of
men watching them out of the corners ot
"I'd give half a million to know what these
two old fiends are concocting , " said John P.
Duller , the great wheat operator , and ho
meant it ; which goes to show that a man
docs not really know * -what he wants , nnd
would be very dissatisfied If he got It.
"Look hero , generaljald ? Drucc , "I want
you to do me a faygr. " a
"All right , " replied thq general , "I'm with
"It's about my vllUlo girl , " continued
Druco , rubbing his r chin , not knowing just
how to explain matters ; | n the cold financial
atmosphere of the phiceIn which they found
themselves. u ;
"Ohl About Ed's wife , " said Snecd ,
looking puzzled.n . . ,
"Yes. She's fretting ber , heart out because
your two girls won't .call . upon her. I
found her crying about" It yesterday after
noon. " " n j
"Won't call ? " cried ntho general , a be
wildered look coming over his faco.
"Haven't they called yetj ? You pee I don't
bother much about that.sort of thlnB. "
"Neither do I. Npj , Jhey haven't called. 1
don't suppose they mean anything by It ,
but my little girl thinks they do , BO I said
I would speak to you about It. "
"Well , I'm glad you did. I'll see to thai
the moment I got home. What time shall
I tell them to call ? " The Innocent old man ,
little comprehending what he was promising ,
pulled out his note book and pencil , lookinj
Inquiringly at Drucc.
"Oh , I don't know. Any time that Is
convenient for them. I suppose women know
all about that. My little girl Is at home
most all afternoon , 1 guess. "
The two men cordially shook hands , and th (
market Instantly collapsed.
It took three days for the financial situa
tion to recover Its tone. Druco had noi
been visible , and that was all the more
ominous. The older operators did not relaa
their caution , because the blow had not yel
fallen. They shook their heads and ea.lt
the cyclone would be all the worse wher
Old Druce came among them the thlri
day , and there was a set look about hi :
lips , which students of hla countenance dli
not like. The situation was complicated b ]
the evident fact that the general was trylni
to avoid him. At last , however , this was m
longer possible , the two men met , and aftei
a word or two they walked up am
drwn together. Druco appeared to bo saylm
little , and the firm set of hla lips did noi
relax , while the general talked rapidly am
was seemingly making some appeal that wai
not responded to. Stocks Instantly went uj
a few points.
"You see , Drucc , It's like this , " the gen
eral was saying : "Tho women have theli
world and wo have ours. They ore , In i
"Are they going to call ? " asked Druce
"Just let mo finish what I was about t <
say. Women have their rules of conduct
and wo have "
"Are they going to call ? " repeated Druci
In the same hard tone of voice.
The general removed his hat and drov
his handkerchief across his brow and ovei
the bald spot on his head. He wished him
self In any place but where ho was , inward ) ;
cursing womankind and all their silly doings
Bracing up , after removing the molstun
from his forehead , he took on on expostu
"See here , Drucc , hang It all , don't shove i
man Into a corner. Suppose I asked you to gi
to Mrs. Ed and tell her not to fret nbo.u
trifles , do you suppose she wouldn't , Jus
because you wanted her not to ? Como now1 !
Druce's silence encouraged the general ti
take It for assent.
"Very well , then. You're a bigger mai
than I am , nnd If you could do nothing wltl
one young woman anxious to plcaso you , wha
do you expect mo ito do with two oil
molds as set in their wtys as the- Palisades
It's all dumb nonsense , ( anyhow. "
Druce remained silent. After an Irksomi
pause the hapless : gnneral floundered on.
"As I said at J5r ! . women have their worli
and wei have ours.-i JJo-w , Druce , you're i
man of solid common isense. What wouli
you think II Mrs. Ed were to como here am
Insist on your buying Wabash stock whei
you wanted to load up with Lake Shore
Look how absurd that would be. Very well
then ; wo have no jnore right to Interfer
with the women than they have to Intefer
with us. " I '
"If my little glrl/wanted the whole Wa
bash system , I'd buy Iti for her tomorrow , '
said Druce with rising anger.
"My ! What a alilmp It would make In th
market ! " cried the I general , his feeling o
discomfort being momentarily overcome b ;
the magnificence of Draco's suggestion."How
ever , all this doesn't .need to make any dlf
ference In our friendship. If I can bo of an ;
assistance financially , I shall only be too '
"Oh I need your financial assistance ! '
sniered Druce. He took his defeat badly
However , In a moment or two he pulled him
self together and seemed ta ( bake off th
"What nonsense I am Ulklng , he sal
when he had obtained control ot hlmselj
"We all need asslttanca now and then , an
none of u know when we may need I
badly. In ftct , there I * a little deal I In
tended to speak to you about lodey , bu
this confounded business drove It out of m
mind. How much Gilt edged security bar
you In your satol"
"About thfee millions worth , " replied th
general , brightening up , now that they wee
otf the thin Ice.
"That will be enough tor me If wa ca
make a dicker. Suppose we adjourn to you
ofllco. This 48 too- public a place lor a talk.
They went out together.
"So there Is no III feeling ? " said the gen
DR. BAILEY'S DENTAL PARLORS
Iliird Floor Paxton Block , IGlli and Fan.
-Untrrmun tdtli tfrn'ot H/tJo.
.Iffrmfniif. Trlrji/ioiir lOKJ. Orrmcm S
Teeth Without Plates Fixed and Removable Bridges ,
Gold nnil Poroolniit Crown-
Gold nml norcolninbrlilgo tooth , l2k ! , SO. 00 per tootlr
Kumovnblo bridges , $0.00 to $20.00 per sot.
Gold crowns. 50.00 to $8.00.
Porcelain crowns , $5,00.
Gold linings , $2.00 nnd up.
Alloy , silver nnd com out filllnps , $1.00.
A full sot on rubber , Jo.OO.
Painless extraction , f > 0c.
licliablo ffoit Always
nnd a guuruntoo on every plcco of work.
oral , as Druco arose to go , with the secur
ities In his handbag.
"No. Dut we'll stick strictly to business
after this and leave social questions alone ,
Uy 'tho way , to show thnt there Is no ill
feeling , will you como with me for n blow
on the sea ? Suppose wo say Friday. I hnvo
Just telegraphed for my yacht , and she will
leave Newport tonight. I'll hnvo some good
champagne on board. "
"I thought sailors Imagined Trlday was
an unlucky day ! "
"My sailors don't. Will 8 o'clock bo too
early for you ? Twenty-third street wharf. "
The general hesitated. Druce was wonder
fully friendly all of a sudden , and ho knew
enough ot him to bo just a trifle suspicious.
Hut when ho recollected that Druco him
self was going , ho said : "Where could a
telegram reach us If it were necessary to
telegraph ? The market Is a trifle shaky ,
and I don't Ilka being out of town all day. "
"The fact that wo are both on the yacht
will steady the market. Dut wo can -drop
In at Long Branch and receive dispatches
If you think It necessary. "
"All right , " said the general , much re
lieved , "I'll meet you at Twenty-third street
at 8 o'clock Friday morning , then. "
Diuco's yacht , the Seahound , was a magnif
icent steamer almost as largo as nn Atlantic
llrer. It was currently believed In New
York that Druce kept her for the sola purpose
ot being able to escape In her should an ex
asperated country ever rlsa In cs might and
demand his blood. It was rumored that the
Seahound was ballasted with bars ot solid
gold and provisioned tor a two years' cruise.
Mr. Duller , however , claimed that the tend
ency ot nature was to revert to original
conditions , and that some fine morning Druce
would hoist tlio black flag , sail away and
become a real pirate.
The great speculator , in a very nautical
suit , was waiting for the general when lie
drove up , nnd the moment he came aboard
lines wcro cast oft and the Seahound steamed
slowly down the bay. The morning was
rather thick , so they were obliged to move
cautiously , and before they reached the bar
the fog came down so densely that they had
to stop , while bell rang and whistle blew.
They were held there until It was nearly 11
o'clock , but time passed quickly , for there
were all the morning papers to read , noltbcr
of the men having had an opportunity to look
at them before leaving the city.
As the fog cleared aw'ny and the englacs
began to move , the captain sent down nnd
asked Mr. Druce If he would como on deck
for a moment. The captain was a shrewd
man and understood his employer.
"There's B tug making for us , sir , signalIng -
Ing us to stop , Shall we stop ! "
Old Druce rubbed his chin thoughtfully ,
and looked over the stern ot the yacht , lie
saw a tug , with a banner ot black smoke ,
tearing after them , heaping up a ridge ol
white foam ahead ot her. Some fUgs flut
tered from the single mast In front , and she
shattered the air with short , hoarse shrieks
of the whistle.
"Can she overtake us ? "
The captain smiled. "Nothing In the har
bor can overtake us , sr. ! "
"Very well. Full steam ahead. Don't an
swer the signals. You did not happen to see
them , you know. "
"Quito so , sir , " replied the captain , going
Although the motion of the Seahound's en
gines , couU hardly be felt , the tug , In spite
ot all her efforts , did not seem to be gaining ,
When the yacht put on her speed the little
steamer gradually fell further and furthci
behind and at last gave up the hopeless
chase. When well out at sea something wenl
wrOng with the engines , and there was o
second delay of some hours. A stop at Long
Iranch was therefore out ot the question.
"I told you Friday was an unlucky day , '
said the general.
H was 8 o'clock that evening before th (
Seahound stood off from the Twenty-thlrt
"I'll have to put you ashore In a sinal
boat , " said Druco ; "you won't mind that , 1
hope. Tlio captain Is so uncertain about tlu
engines that he doesn't want to go nearei
"Oh , don't mind that In the least. Good
night. I've ' had a lovely day. "
"I'm glad you enjoyed It. Wo will tak (
another trip together some time , when ]
hops so many things won't happen as hap
pened today , "
The general saw that his carriage wai
waiting for him , but the waning light dl <
1 not permit him to recognize his son iintl
ho was up on dry land once more. The lool
on his son's face appalled the old man.
"My God ! John , what lias happened ? "
"Everything's happened. Where ara tin
securities that were in the safe ? "
"Oh , they're all right , " said his father , i
feeling of relief coming over him. Thci
the thought flashed through his mind : Hov
did John know they were not In the safe'
Snced kept a tight rein on his affairs am
no ono but himself knew the comblnatlor
that would open the safe.
"How did you know the securities were no
there ? "
"Because I had the safe blown open at :
o'clock today. "
"Blown open ! For heaven's sake , why ? '
"Step Into the carriage and I'll tell you 01
the way home , The- bottom dropped out o
everything. All the Sneed stocks wen
down with a run. We sent a tug aftei
you , but that old devil had you tight. If
could have got at the bonds I think I coul <
have stopped the run. The situation ralgh
have been saved up to 1 o'clock , but aftei
that , when the Street saw wo were dolni
nothing , all creation couldn't have stoppei
It. Where are the bonds ? "
"I sold them to Druce. "
"What did you get ? Cash ? "
"I took his check on the Trust Natlona
"DM you cash It ? Did you cash It ? '
cried the young man. And 1C you did , when
la the money ? "
"Druce asked me as a favor not to presen
the check until tomorrow. "
The young man made a gesture ot despair
"The Trust National went to smash toJa :
at 2. We are paupers , father ; we haven'
a cent left out of the -wreck. That checl
business Is so evidently a fraud that bu
what'i the use ot talking. Old Druco 1m
the money and he can buy nil the law h
wants In New York. Oh ! I'd Ilka to have i
seven seconds' Interview with him with i
loaded seven-shooter In my hand ! We'i
see how much the law would do for hln
General Sneed despondently shook hi
"It's no usfl , John. " ho said. "We're lithe
the- same butlnesi ourselves , only thla tlm
wo got the hot end of the poker. Hut h
played It low down on me , pretending t
bi friendly ttncl all that. " The two men dti
not rpeak again until the carriage drew u
at tha brown stone mansion , which earlle
in the day Sneea would h v * called his own
Sixteen reporter * wera waiting for them , bu
the eld man succeeded In escaping to hi
room , leaving John to battle with , the news
Next morning the papers were full of th
news ol tbo panic. They Raid that old Drue
had gone In Ills yacht for a trip up th
New England cooit. Thsy deducted froc
thti lact that , after all , Druce might no
have liad a hand In the disaster : cTerythln ,
was alwayi blamed on Druce. Still , It wa
admitted : that whoever suffered , the Drue
stocks weri all right. They were quit
unanimously Jranlc In saying that the Sneed
were wiped out , whatever that might mear
The central had refuted himself to all th
reporters , while young Sneed seemed to bo
able to do nothing but swear.
Shortly before noon General Snced , who
had not left the house , received a letter
brought by a mcsssiiRer.
Ho feverishly tore It open , for ho recog
nized on the envelope the well known scrawl
of the great speculator.
Dear Snecd ( It ran ) : You will see by the
papers that I am oft on a cruise , but they
are as wrong as they usually are when they
speak of me. I learn there was a bit ot n
flutter In the 'market while we were away
yesterday , and I am glad to say that my
brokers , who are sharp men , did mo a goad
turn or two. I often wonder why these
flurries como , but I suppose It Is to let a
man pick up some sound stocks at a reason
able rate , If he hns the money by him. Per
haps they are alee ? ent to teach humility to
these who might else become purse-proud.
Wo are but finite creatures , Snced , hero
today and gone tomorrow. How foolish a
thing Is pride ! And that reminds me that
If your two daughters should happen to
think ns I do on thp uncertainty of riches ,
I wish you would a k them o call , I have
done up those securities in a sealed packaga
and given the parcel to my daughter-in-law.
She has no Idea what the value ot It Is , but
thinks It a Ilttlu present from mo to your
girls. If , then , they should happen to call ,
she will hand It to them ; If not , I shall use
the contents to found a college for the pur
pose of teaching manners to young women
whose grandfather used to feed pigs for a
living , as Indeed my own grandfather did.
Should the ladles happen to like each other ,
I think I can put you on to a deal next week
thnt will make up for Friday. I like you ,
Snecd , but you have no head for business.
Seek my advice oftener. Ever yours ,
The Snecd girls called on Mrs. Edward
* ' 01' TIIK 310 31 EX T.
It lias been announced with considerable
flourish , in come ot the eastern papers at
least possibly the trumpet sound has not
been so loud in Ohio that Senator Sherman
would certainly retire at the close of his
present term. It bas been represented that
he will then have served thirty-four years In
the senate and will have beaten the record
of the great Bcnton. The story has seemed
to have half an air ot authority , but a cor
respondent of the New Yok Telegram sug
gests to any ambitious Buckeye republicans ,
who hope to succeed Mr. Sherman live years
hence , that they had better go a little slow.
The old gentleman Is young yet ; he loves
politics , and he has never yet been known
to let go. Moreover , these who have had an
Intimate knowledge of Ohio politics within
the last two years , recall that It was ex
pected that this same Mr. Sherman would
retire then , or within a year or so at least.
Hut he was ro-olected and he did not and
would not resign.
He lives here happily , though , as who
should not , If a senator with a million can
not. His new white stone house In Franklin
Square la said to have cost a million ; prob
ably It did cost a hundred thousand. It Is
very beautiful and the senator and his wlfo
and an adopted daughter live there. The
million or moro that John Sherman has made
he has made In Washington real estate
chiefly. Possibly anybody sufficiently thrifty
could have made as much If ha ha'd had
Sherman's opportunities. He has given up
being president ; given It up forever , I
think. He used to say when everybody
howled for Blalne in 1892 , that It was an
Idiotic thing , us the secretary of state was
then losing his , mind ; was a hopeless para
lytic , In fact , who could hardly live to ba
elected , much more to serve his term. And
Senator Sherman used to say then that he
himself had received hs warning that ho
must husband the physlcnl and mental re
sources ot his old age. Yet his step Is
spry and his tongue , too , for when he does
talk In the senate , hla knowledge , no matter
what the subject , seems to be superior to
that of any acknowledged authority upon the
Hiisscll Sage can at shortest notice lay
his hands on more money than any other man
In the world.
They say In the street , according to the
New York World , that he keeps $10,000,000
In gold locked In the vaults of the Mercantile
Hero Is a man 11 years old , whose Ufa
has been one long battle for money. Ho
has won the fight. Being worth $10,000,000
he Is worth studying.
He Is tall , thin , but not wasted. Ills
body Is that of a man who has grown old
His shoulders are stooped , as becomes one
who carries J40 , 000,000 , on his back.
His forehead is not the bulging dome of
so many successful Americans , It slopes
backwards and gets narrower toward the
top. The money-making Instinct being
there , there Is no room for vices and weak
His face Is not a strong one. In years
j gone by It may have been stern or it may
not. It was covered with a beard. Now ,
smooth-shaven , It Is a face that would at
tract a really accomplished bunco steerer.
A farmer's face with healthy , brown com
plexion. An expression half cunning , half
His hair is mouse-colored.
HU ejrea are slurp and bright. They lie
In a nest of a million little wrinkles. Some
times ho winks one eye to emphasUe what
Winking Is Mr. Sago's only dissipation.
When lie dissipates he gives his whole mind
to It. He drops his eyelid with great de
liberation , sending It down with the strength
of every muecle In his body. His wink
saya , plain as words , "I , Russell Sage , am
winking. Am I not real devilish ? "
His nose Is a good , strong nose. But It
does not overshadow Us fellow teaturcs.
His check bones are high like an Indian's.
He has a quear way of working the muscles
"of his cheek * . He draws down hU chin
and the muscles of tha lower part ot his face
and , at the same time , lifts the muscles fas
tened to his cheek bones. No other living
man can do It.
Mr. Dana was managing editor and I a
correspondent of a metropolitan journal.
writes Jo Howard. Abraham Lincoln had
signed a proclamation , tlia first call for
troops during the war. I think It was in
April , 1801. Then I was In Washington at
the time , and being Impressed In my llttlo
journalistic heart with the Importance of
the occasion I ventnred. as nn Introduction
to the literal proclamation phrase , upon R
quotation from a favorite hymn In our fam
ily clrcl ? , worded thus :
We are Ih-hip , we are dwelling In a grand
and nwful time , .
In an age on ages telling , to bo living la
"What , ttien , must It be to be a factor In
the affairs ot nations , such at Abraham Lin
coln , president ot the United -States , who to
night has affixed Ills signature to the procla
mation ? " And then followed the Lincoln
document. Two lay aftervvard I received
from Brother Dana by mall , not by wlr ,
a cautionary suggestion to the following ef
"Dear Mr. Howard : After thla , If , In
your dispatches you really must drop into
poetry , telegraphy being t cent * a word ,
won't you kindly wire u tbe number of the
hymn , as we have tbe book In the olTtcs , "
A noteworthy Incident In the recent Bryant
commemoration at hit old bomo In Cum-
n EGj HlJDS
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Rtngc. It Is a symptom of pcmlnal urciUness B-nd
Itti-rennpss. It can b curi-il In 20 days by th
use ot Jlutlynn.
The new discovery wns made by the itpeclallsU
> ( the old famous Hudson Metllcal Institute. II
Is the tronKi > st vltallzrr made. It Is very pow r
ful. but liarml'-m. Sold for tl.OO a package , or
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Written Runrnntoe Klvcn for a cure. If you buy
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Junction Stockton Market , nnd Ellis
Streets , Sail Franoisfco , Gal.
mlngton , relates the Springfield Republican ,
was the singing at th9 close ot the forenoon
exorcises ot Mrs. Julia Ward Howe's glori
ous "Hattle Hymn of the Republic. " Tha
whole noble poem was sung , 13. Letter
Brown , son of the orator of the day , tokiac
o.ich vcrs In solo with a rich biulioiio volco ,
and the local chorus , the "Glury , Hallpu ) <
| ah ! " chorus , the audience Joining tharoln ,
Hut when It came to the last stanza the vot'
cran John Hutchlnsoa , his fint > tenor as rich
is In his prime , gave the solo "In the
beauty of the lilies Christ was born across
the sea , " and the effect was electric. To
these who remembered the long antl-slaverjr
crusade In which the Hutchlnsons took part
there was a deeper significance to this "seal
of the covenant. " Mrs. Howe , slttlnff
amidst the rising thousands , must have felt
this thrill profoundly.
Senator Vest sat under the fig tree at
Chamberlain's a recent hot summer nlgul
and , pointing across McPherson oquafo ,
asked the friend sitting beside him :
"If Gorman was over there and wanted to
come hero and speak to us , how do you
reckon he'd get here ? "
"I suppos ; he'd como through the park
llko anybody else , " was the reply.
"No , he wouldn't , " said tha senator.
"You don't know him. He wouldn't give u
a second look. Ho'd start oft as It ho wat
going down to the Arlington. We'd loss
sight of him und forget all about him.
After he got to the Arlington ha'd keep
right on down Pennsylvania avenue , and If
you could see him you might think he was
going to the white house. He'd make an
other turn and cross over In front of tha
Treasury building. Then he'd go up New
York avenue to Fourteenth street , com *
around by the Me'can legation and walk
up behind us. That la the kind ot a man
Qormaj Is. "
A Lewlston man , who was a policeman In
Portland , Me. , when General Neat Dow wag
mayor of that city In 1S54 , tolls of a man
whom ho brought before Mayor Dow for abus
ing his wife while drunk. The mayor or
dered that the culprit bo brought before htm
with his whisky botttle. Ho put the battU
on the table In the court room , and the pris
oner fixed hla eyes on It and admitted that
he had drank out ot It. When the man wa *
sent up to the jail Mayor Dow took the bottls
along himself end requested the turnkey to
place the flask just outside the cell door
where the prisoner could sec it , and It stood
there two months. He begged to have th *
bottle broken or removed. Once when lh
door was opened he made a daih with bit
foot to break It , but did not succeed. When
that man was released ho hated the sight of
a whisky bottle and never tasted a drop ot
Wayne MacVeagh , United States ambassa
dor to Italy , Is winning favorable comment at
Home by his willingness to serve hla fellow-
countrymen. On his arrival there lie was In
vited to visit the Gould Memorial homo. Ha
promptly called at the home , and was so
favorably Impressed with the work carried on
that lie has taken occasion to commend II
heartily to tha sympathy and support ot
Americans. The Oould homo Is an American
charity founded In 1S72 by Mrs. Htnlly IllUs-
Oould for the benefit of Italian orphans , and
carried on by friends who bellovo In suck
work and have heard ot this home.
Captain Charles King , the novelist , docs
not write at all ; he uses a phonograph. Hla
hours for composition are after midnight.
Having thought of a story he comes horns
from the theater or social party , feeling In
the best of gplrlti ; ttarta In at midnight
talking his story into the phonograph , and
continues at thU dictation for four hours. Thl *
pracilco U resumed tbe next nlaht , and In
kept up for elcnt , ten or twelve nights until ,
in fuel , the story Is ended. The phonograph I *
then turned over to typewriters , who prepar *
the manuscript , which Captain King revlxe
before sending It to the publisher.
The old story , good enough to be true , l
revived about the Into John Qulncy Adam
as a dliclple of the gentle art of fishing. It
li told thai a Qulncy client of hit , whose cas
was to be tried oh n certain morning , was tin-
ble to get hi * counsel to go to Iloiton , ot
to leave hU ( Idling boat , except long enough
to writea note to the ) judge , which , wften
presented , cauttd thit worthy magistrate to
announce to tne court : "Mr. Adams la da.
talucd on Important business. " Tha notfl
read : "llenr judge : Per th sake ol old ItaaU
Walton , ploasa continue my case until Krl
day. The smelt are biting and 1 cau't leave. "
About one-half ot the -10,000 Maoris re
maining In New Zealand belong to tba
Church of England. One-fourth ore elthei
Weslcyuni or ltonii.ii Catholics , while fba
ren alnlng one-fourth represent tha cml <
heathen section that either fell away iftol
tlio wan or never wer * urougut \ .
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