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t ' THE OMAHA DAltiY 11131 ? : "MONDAY , 28 , 1800.
tract wns plain. H MUM n.vle n' rr til--
ruunlon In botli branches of HiC r.lsl.-i'iiK
To retime to pay It would be nn nbf'jKftti ' ii
of contract , anil thereby f ntMi Hie tiilRtim
iion | llio stnto Druilii u < ( l liy this i-nornles of
the In.-oniliiR a'ate ' administration The Rr-
l.ortcr iloua not belleAe lit Riving a per-
j.i. < ncnt Imuntr to thu HUR.U' maker * , but It
doen brllevo Hint the mlslng of beets
Hhmil-1 be encouraged until tlio mollind of
mining beets It understood to the uxtcnt
tnftt they enn bo r.ilsol profitably , for lo a
in > noy tlmn In now paid. Dlvcralflpiitlnn of
cropi I whnt Is needed In Nehrnska to mnk. ;
fa ( tiling pru'liftblc ' , and us the iiBiuro of our
-f roil is iiivortible to the raining of beets , that
hxiustry klioiiltl be mltliMl to tlio raising of
ceieala. which would make the jirlco of tlio
InMiT crop better , by 1'onson of leadening IU
jiroiluctlon Tbat Senator Allen's liloas upon
tbia question nrc nound. all who have In-
vrMlnated the mutter will ngrce.
Fullr.rton News ( rep. ) : The re-cen' decision
of the supreme court does not affect the
xnMillty of the beet minr ( bounty , as has
born popularly represented. It merely eels
forth that the etale auditor can not lawfully
Issue wfirranlii In payment of the same , In
the absmco of a specific itpproprlatlon for
that pnrpunp. All the warrant * her < toforo
IsMiH nro valueless and If tbo Imomlpg
legislature fa Ik' to make nn appropriation
for tivlr ! payment thp law will bo a dead
letter. Tut- bounty should bo paid. Thu
Oxi-ard * have paid $5 per ton for beets
o peetliiK to sot ( I bade In bounty. They
hiivp aetel In good faith and the state
should art In good faith with them. With
out the bounty tbo fnrmprs would only
IIIUP iccelvcd | l per ton for tholr beets.
Wahoo Now Kra ( pop. ) : With hardly an
ovcrptlon , our people's party state exchanges
nro In favor of the Incoming legislature
repealing tbo bounty on bcrts. We uuro-
ncivpclly bellrve that It Is unjust to tnx
the 10-ccnt corn ralaor to pay u bounty to
tli brrt producer. Hut all questions have
two side * , and It well not to bu earrli.-O
r. iy In the advocacy uf a principle that In
the abstract Is as true cs the ctcraal rerUn
b-it v.hen considered in connection wl'.h
other principles andv. pondltlona as.iumcfl
finite another phase than anpcnrn at first
V ) ' w. Whatever dlvptsllloa the products nf
our rich and pioduotlvt soil benefits nil ,
nn.l ( 'IP lexscn'iig ' of the acreage In corn
Is ( IcAlinbio , which no ono gan.sa ! > s. Sec-
or > 1ly , liu-reaaud inimbcra of laborers and
otlur employes In redlining the product ol
mini ! ' nilila to fhn number nf ronKiininrs ol
fnnn and factory products. Thirdly , Is It
ro.'l ' politic ? jtuit new to entirely wipe out
the bounty on boot raining ? The law Is
on our atnttito beoks by vepnhliean legisla
tion , oHlPiislbly to cnconrnge a Nebraska
Industry , hence the populist party U In
no sense responsible for this legislation
but by Its repeal would place In the hands
of the republican ! ) a club that they would
wield with a vengeance , saying : "There yon
U ha > o a practlf.nl object l ( * > on of how the fu-
sn.nitM avail themselves of every oppor
tunity of striking down Nebraska Indus-
tru-a. " The present law , however , shoubl
bi amended fie that the bounty should
never puss through the hands nf the Ox-
tiardft or any other corporation , but be pah !
clireitly to the beet producer , and that nt
the end of the season of 1S9S the bounty
obould cease , thereby placing the responsi
bility upon the legislature of 1S9D to reenact -
enact the law If It has proven beneficial ,
liy thnt time , however , the sugar Industry
In Nebraska would , no doubt , bo estab
lished on no tlrm a basis that It could stand
without any further state encouragement.
Tim M'H.STHHX KAIMIKII.
Ail IiiHlrncll.Slut * * IIIK Maili * liy Fnr-
IjV" Money l.rtuliTM.
The London KconomUt. which la generally
conceded to be the chief flnanclal newspa
per of the British metropolis , recently pub
lished a balance sluet of one of the princi
pal money-lending firms of that city whose
Investments had been mainly for the pur
chase or Improvement of farms In our wt t-
crn states , the sum of $1330,000 having been
advanced on farms In Illinois , Kansas , Ne
braska , MlnniGotn and the Uakotas. The
Economist writer says : "Although the rate
nf Interest la high , and the tlrm had transac
tions with more than 4.001) farmers , the de
faults leading to foreclosures have not quite
reached $2o.OOO. "
Snrh a allowing will be as Instructive to
Englishmen as It will bo gratifying to Amer.
leans. It Is at once the highest possible
testimony to the honesty of the farmeru of
the we.Ht , and the clearest possible proof that
the farming Industry of that section , if
not as remunerative us It might be. is payIng -
Ing Its way , and moving along by the paths
of solvency to the hotter conditions that must
ultimately clown honest Industry and thrift.
Itcassurlng as Is the balance sheet In II-
t > elf. It gains In value for iu timeliness. It
Is , Indeed , especially opportune , coming , ns
it docs , HO close upon the heels of tlio re
cent popocratlo canvass , which WSH essen
tially a mad attempt to impeach the credit
of the farming Interests of this country.
This showing must further tend to neutral
ize tbo baneful effects of popocratlc oratory
abroad , and therefore Us later effect will as
suredly bo to persuade foreign crfpltal that It
has nothing to fear from the American farm
er and that It may confidently trust him to
11 nil It profitable employment.
Chicago Tribune : "Why do people lake
so much Interest In what tboy cull Dark
est Afrlcn , nnyhow ? "
"I presume tbcy Imvo a kind of Idea It
would bo a good thing to go- there and
Bropu with tlio country , "
1 > . troll Free I'ress : 1'ollce Justice Why
are you certain that the prisoners throw
eggs nt you ?
Tragedian I caught them In the act.
I'blkidelpbln Nortb American : "You're
not the only pebble on tbo lienr.li , " said
tbo rrucher to the blvnlve , Jocularly ,
"No , " replied'tho blvnlve-"but I um the
only oyster In the stow. "
T'p-to-Dato : Iwiwyor Witness , I bcllevo
yon are the biggest llur In tbecountry. .
Judge Sir , you forget thnt I am bore.
New York Journal : May I wonder why
It l that people nlwnys put the record of
births In tlio Itlblo ?
Marie Well , I don't know where It Is
safer from human curiosity , unless In a
safety deposit vault , do you ?
Atlanta Constitution : "Want to buy
Hometlilu' , lndy ? " asked tbo boy \vlio bud
been put on for thu holidays.
"No , " Hald the lady : "not today. I wns
merely looking around u little. "
"Oh ! Jlst rubberln' . "
IndUrmpoIls Journal : Fuildy There's
that Miss Ulxtcr over there. She Is rather
good looking , but they say she Is very cold
to the ini'ii she meets.
Daddy Hut what could you expect from
n young woman with a cool hundred thou
sand In her own rlht ; ?
\\iiHhlrmton Star " "
: "Now , said ono pu
gilist to another , " ( hero Isn't any useof
our being brutal and nnrellneil and poundIng -
Ing each other all around the ring.1
"Hut the makes nro up. "
"I know It. We'll have to give them a
boNlng nmteh. Hut It'll bo much more
cultured and hiinmnc- wo arrange rnat-
TIIM rOMSIIKD HOOP.
ila'"l U' ° bil11' ' lu > mk'd mun nt " ' 0
i 'MU ' frollt Vow > , wllor ( > lo"K ho has sat.
better a pate that in not In the way
Than the plumed of a theater lint.
SKVriMHXT AXII .SUIISTA.VOIJ.
New York Journal.
Ere wo were wed sweet
were our goldch
Days Hpeijt m dreams of what the years
Bright were the 'eyes so filled with tender
gin noes ,
I'roml the fond hearts when Cupid's darts
Home meant to us a pnrndMo of pleasure.
uold was the droas of earthly toll and
From IOVO'B deep glass wo quaffed n heap
ing measure- ;
° tW ° f ° r w"ltor'8 wlml
K ° fiuwlciT0 W ° l1 W ° lmVO " ° tlmo for
, > ont In dreams would run us
"ro not tnkll'B '
, , "ow ro bai1
Gold In Just now tlu > BUII of our exlstenco-
1 " " ' Place to linger In nt night :
re'sls llijco1' Bttlluit wlllcl' ' " no
Tell me O. married men und women , am
1 rl hlT
Pulse of Western Progress. ' , ' k
lrSfi5lrSffSfi2Th1 > JPr3
"In rexarJ to the mining district about
I.iramlc I wish to correct a statement that
hns gained currency to HIP effect that the
ores are aieuiou . " said Mr. A. A. Johnson
of I.aramlp , upc king to a representative of
the iK'iivrr Republican. "In the Fremont
mlnen. In I'm * City. Lewlston and Atlantic
C'lty dUirlcts arsenic Is found In the ores ,
hut U Is not found In the mines In the Im
mediate vicinity of Laramle.
"Tho IIPW ( IranI ( Encampment district , on
Grand iCnenmpmcnt creek. Is a branch of
the north fork Of the 1'lattc and la the latest
district to attract the attention of pros
pectors. I have not seen the camp , hut from
.vli.it I have heard the ore deposits there
mu t be phenomenal. I have n piece of cop
per taken from a vein there which Is SO
per cent copper and runs $12 In gold. An
experienced miner who lately visited the
camp told me that It was the largest ore
chute ho ever saw , and that he would not
bo surprised If depth should develop a won
derfully rich /one of copper.
"Another vein of free milling quartz In
which the gold Is distinctly visible Is said to
have beer traced for a distance of twelve
miles. There Is not a hole on this vein over
twenty feet In depth , and from every one
comet ! the same report of ore running from
$3PO to $20,000 to the ton. I saw one man
ulituu I know very well and know to be rc-
Ilnble , and he told me that In his claim on
tbla vein ho Is down only twelve feet , and
that ho has obtained returns of from $200
to $2,000 per ton. Accurate Information In
regard to the district Is very hard to get ,
for U was only discovered In August , mid Itf
now covered with snow , KO that nobody can
get In. It M usually Kite to accept the
stories In regard to new mining camiw with
a very liberal discount , but there la certainly
a remarkable unanimity In the assertions
ivgarrtlng the Grand Uncampmont district
that at least make It worthy of Investiga
"Tho district is about seventy miles from
the railroad and of course ore will have
to bo of reasonably high gradn In order to
stand wagon transportation for that distance.
The man who mndu the llrst discovery of
copper in the ilUtrltt Is hauling ore to the
railroad regularly. Ho was n poor man
working on the railroad und when he found
this vein dropped everything and went to
work. Ho found pay oie In a very short
distance below the. aurfaco and commenced
shipping. That hU stuff Is valuable Is evi
denced by tbo fart that he baa In the course
of the few months that ho has been operat
ing his property accumulated $13,000 or $11-
OOU , and has IfiO tons of ore on the dump
which has been paid for.
NEW .MEXICO IN A NUTSHELL.
James McCarthy , Denver's well known
"t'ltz Mac. " has returned from a live
weeks' sojourn in New Mexico , says the
Denver News. He brings back with him a
fund of chat which he delivers in his happy
style to the ever appreciative friends who
love to hear him talk. He is planning to
write a resume of New Mexico and its re
sources , which he wishes to miike mojt eon-
else and complete. Kor the purpose of gath
ering data he Qpcnt most of his time while
there in the saddle. Grant county was his
headquarters , and the climate of that portion
tion of tlio countr ) ho states Is the finest
ho ever saw. The. winter months arc all
much the same ns those of Colorado in the
fall. He was greatly Impressed with the
mineral resources , and says that the Mexi
can miner Is so inferior thnt ho Is not to be
compared on the same daj with the gold-dig
gera of Colorado. Bald he : "The Santa Hlta
mine is one of the greatest producers in the
southern part of the United States. The
copper which comes from this mine is so pure
that there Is scarcely any need of preparation
to coin It Into cents at the mint. At lllacl
Hawk there nro silver mints from whicl
silver Is readily taken out In Its nativi
state , and this is Immediately sent to tin
mint at Silver City , only sixteen miles away
Mr. Seldomrldge. who recently died at Cole
rado Springs , was ono of the owners of a
rich producer of Hlack Hawk district. " Fit ?
Mac .states that not a hole In this district Is
over twcnty-llvo feet deep , and that tlio on.
brings over $ JO,000 per ton. There Is tall
of a new railroad to connect these in Int.
with the St. Augustine coal fields , eight }
miles north. There Is a branch road of tlit
Santa Ke connecting Silver City with IllacK
Hawk. D. II , Molfat , Q. E. Itojs-Lewln um
J. T. Graham of Denver are operating 01
a large scale In the Mogollon mountains In
the northern part of Grant county. Their
main property is the Independence mine
and they have a line pan amalgamation
plant on the White river. Some of the fin
est milling plants In the world are In New
Mexico , and they are worked at a gooi
The I'lnon Altos gold mines north of Sll-
vor City arc well known. They were orig
inally worked by a placer , but they are now
operated In loJo claims and their depth
Is considerably greater than the rest of New
Mo-vlco's mines , but they are not as rich.
The cattle ranges at present are In u verj
line condition and the cattle are looking
more prosperous than ho has ovt-r seen them
during his fourteen years' familiarity with
WATER COMPANY FORFEITS TITLE- .
The case Involving the title to the Grasa
valley canal , which ease has been on trial
before a Jury In the district court of Gar-
flold county , says a Glenwood Springs dis
patch to the Denver Times , has been decided
and thn company must forfeit its title to
the canal and pass Into the possession of the
holders of the water rlshta.
The Grass Valley Land. Loan and Irriga
tion company owned the canal and reservoir
and claimed an appropriation of water thore-
for from East Hlflo creek. The company
sold to various persons , who owned land
under the canal , water rights to the amount
of about thirty-eight cubic fuel of water per
second of time , receiving upwards of $12,000
therefor. The company agreed thnt It would
furnish thu water and keep the canal In
repair , and that when It had sold water
rights oqu.il < o the estimated capacity of the
canal to furnish water and two-thirds of
thu contract prlco for the same had been
paid In full , the owners of said water rights
should have the tltlo to said canal. Tim
e ompany fallwl to comply \vlth any of tbo
agreements and on the 8th day of Sfptem-
bor suit was commenced in the district court
to have the tltlu of the canal declared to
bo In the water owners.
MILLIONS IN BLACK SAND.
Sheriff M. N. Grant received returns from
fniir imliMilK r\T htnrlr ft.ilid finnt In fhn T-n.
glnccrliig and Mining Journal to be essayed ,
says the Laramlo lloomerang. The result
shows that this sand run a $10.70 per ton In
gold and $2.01 In silver. This assay was
made In Now York. This Is another won
derful now resource for this section. This
black sand Is secured from the placer
grounds In this section. The sand accumu
lates In the ditches of the hydraulic works ,
or wherever the ground Is handled by means
of water. U recently became known that
this sand held and contained a great deal
of gold and an assay was accordingly made
at the university by I'rof. Knight for gold.
Ills work showed that It contained $9.40 In
gold to the ton , very nearly the same as
thn New York assay , Mr. Knight did not
make a test for silver , which It will bo Been
adds considerably to Its value. The sand
which was sent to Now York wns from the
Albany placer company's ditches and was
secured after they made their small clean
up. The only expense to uecure the gold
fcom this sand would bo In getting It Into
tlii ( mill or to whatever process was used
to work it. U Is estimated that U can bo
worked for $1.7C per ton. There nro mil
lions of tens of this sand In the placers of
Douglas creek ami thu cthor placer grounds
of this section. U will add a uowi value to
all this ground.
I'AIIADISE FOR WOLVES.
The National park l said to be Infested
with largo numbers of wolvea and coyotes ,
which prey unhindered upon the game ani
mals In the park , writes a Livingston ( Mont. )
correspondent of the Anaconda Standard. So
numerous have they become and o bold In
[ heir attacks that elk and deer In large
j.iiiila have sought refuge from them by
leaving the great game preserve and rcu-
U'zvous In thp vicinity of Clnnlbar , Gardiner
and llorr , their natural timidity toward man
bulng overcome by their abject fear of their
carnivorous enemies , wboao frightful howls
resound through tbo park lu 0110 continual
. horns from the settlnK In of curb night un
ill the breaking of thu dawn.
The country for twelve or fifteen mllr-
this gldo of thp park boundary Is lltrrallj
itoeked with elk and deer , and It Is no trlek
at all for the least experienced hunter to go
out and secure fresh venison at any hour of
Some means should be adopted to rid the
park of the-so wolves and coyotes. They nro
Increasing rapidly each year , and at this
time are even leaving the security afforded
them In the park and following ns closely
after their prey as their sneaking Instincts
ami fcnr of men will allow. The state pays
n bounty on them of $3 a head , and wolf
hunting IIPS become quite a prolltable biisl-
newj along the park border. Hut they are
so numerous that the destruction of n few
hundred does not materially reduce- their
number. The bounty fund disappears , that's
true enough , but the money Is paid out for
nothing ; for by another season the Increase
will bo much greater than the number killed
for the bounty.
Said a gentleman who came down from
the park the other day , discussing how bes4t
to get rid of them : "A systematic whole
sale hunt would seem to be the only way to
go about it. hut the park rulea appear to
stand In the way of this , wolves and coyotes
receiving the same protection as any other
animal. If the people of the Upper Yellow
stone were allowed the privilege they would
bo only too KMto \ \ organize and exterminate
NOT YET GOOD INDIANS.
The band .of Ynklma Imllaiut who were re
ported starving and freezing to death In
the IJlg liottom Ulati-lct In the Cascade
mountains , according to a Tacoma dispatch
to the San Fraiiflsro Examiner , has bsen
rescued by Agent Irwln of Fort Slmco ? , who
orcfnizod n resent party under Ins'ructions
from the Indian department at Wc.hliiRton
city. Chief Charles Sklmmut of the Yakl-
mas was the means of saving the party.
After snow had fallen to n depth of ten feet
In the Big nottom country a month ago and
it had bee-jin ? Impossible for the band to
escape ho Improvised a pair of snowshocs
nr.d walked out , reaching Chcballs Ion elaya
ago. llo reported that his people would
s'.arvo or dlo from exposure if not rescued
at once. He left seventeen Indians snow
bound , among the number being several
women and children. When h ? and A.TCIU
Irwln returned with the rescue party they
found eighteen Indians , Mrs. Caroline Secw
having given birth to a boy In the snow
bans ! of Mount Tacoma. She and the b. r
are doing as well as If both had had nil th ;
attention of civilization. They , together with
ten of the moro helpless Indians , have been
sent to Fort Slmcoo , on the cast side of
the Cascade range , nil having been rescued
by Chief Sklmmut and Agent Irwln. Seven
bucks were left in the snow , after being
amply provided with Hour and bacon , to se
cure their property and bring It out In the
spring. Nineteen Indian poults were starved
to death during the storm. The Indians had
been out on nn annual hunting tour and
wore hemmed In by the snow falling a month
earlier than usual. Deer meat secured dur
ing the hunt saved many of them from starv
WATER FOR RANDSHURO.
The great drawback to the development
of the mines and consequent growth of the
town of Raiidsbnrg Is lack of water. Every
effort lias been made to IIml ajuipply in the
neighborhood , but so far In vain , says the
San Francisco Call ; every drop used has to
bo brought from the cow wells at Garlock ,
near the base of lllack mountain , some
twelve miles to the west on the road to
Mojave , and us may bo readily imagined ,
It Is both poor and dear , costing for drink
ing purposes some $2.60 per barrel , ami for
other purposes from $1.50 to $2. The per
manent character of the mines so far de
veloped and the absolute need of a snlHclcnt
supply of water and the certain return on
money Invested In an enterprise looking to
filling this need , has attracted the atten
tion of capitalists. Two San Francisco men
of abundant means and largo experience
In minim : development left for Randsburg.
where they will meet others from Los An
geles , and with expert engineers the parly
will go over the ground between that town
and Owens Lake , some sixty miles to the
northwest In Invo county , with a view of
laying n pipe line to supply Rundsbiirg with
water from the lake. The lower part of the
lake , as Is well known , Is rather too alkn-
llno for ordinary use , but at the upper and
near the mouth of Owens river the water
In sweet , fresh and cool as spring water.
This Is the nearest point from which It la
practicable to get water for the Hiindsburg
district. The head waters of Kern river
are hut little moro than half the distance
to Owens lake , but the Intervening moun
tains present difficulties which arc Insur
mountable except nt enormous expense , for
relay pumping stations. The slzo of the
pipe line will bo the only limit to the sup
ply , and there are no great engineering
dlfllciiltics to bo overcome In securing It.
The nrcwinrv preliminary Inspection lias
already been made of the several routes to
tbo lake , und the must practicable about
determined upon , subject to the approval
of the parties Interested financially In the
promotion of the enterprise. Once a line
of the proper size is laid the question of Us
paying well Is settled. The charge for wa
ter con bo made at Just what figure under
the present prices the owners choose to Ilx.
ID.UIO'S NEW RAILROAD.
Colonel John E. Stearns of Nampa , Idaho ,
vice president and general manager of the
Rolse , Nampa & Owylieo railroad , now In
course of construction , is spending a few
days in the city with Ills family , says the
Salt Lake Tribune. "The railroad , when
completed , will handle all the mining and
stock business of Owyheo county , " said
Colonel Stearns. "Although millions have
been taken from the veins of Do La Mar ,
Silver City and Dcwcy during the past thirty
years , only a beginning has been made to
ward the development of the richly miner
alized belt in which the thre-o camps are lo
cated. There are vast deposits of low-grade
ores which no attempt has ever been made
to market , simply because of the lack of
transportation facilities. All of theSb ore
bodies will bo developed and a number of
new producers and dividend-payers will be
added to Idaho's long list. At present It Is
only with dllllculty that one can get into
the country , forty-eight hours of rough stagIng -
Ing being required for the round trip to
Dcv.ey In the best weather. Nothing but a
hlt-'h-grade proposition can be made to pay ,
and Investors In consequence are wary of
property In that section. From Rabbit Creek
to Dtnvey will be the most dilllcult part of
the road. Much rock and trestle work will
be necessary , and for the twenty mile. ? the
grade will average 3 per cent. Though the
stage distance from Nampa to Dowcy U only
forty-five miles , necessary detours will make
our road sixty-one miles In length. From
Dewcy to .Do La Mar Is five miles distant
and Sliver City three miles , both accessible
by need stage road. Flint Is distant twelve
miles and South Mountain twenty-three
miles. Neither of the latter two camps
hc.1 bean developed to any extent , although
prospecting has Indicated the existence of
immense bodies of low-grade * silver-lead
ores. With cheap transportation for timber ,
lumber , fuel and supplies , there ought
quickly to be a big boom In mining In the en
tire country tributary to the new road. "
Colonel Dewey of Dewey , which Is known
to old-timers as Uoonovlllo , Is president of
the llolse , Nampa & Owyheo company. Ho
la well known to u large crclo ( of Salt Lak
ers , having been connected with various big
mining enterprises of the west for ycaro
TRY CO-OPERATIVE CANNING.
A prominent representative of tbo Colum
bia River Fishermen's union was In the
city , says the Tacoma Ledger , and sayc that
: ho union Is preparing to next season enter
ute direct competition with other cannery-
lien on the river. He aaya that $11,000
IBS already been subscribed toward the now
iroject. and that actual work on construc-
.loiuof the plant , which Is to bo located at
Astoria , will ho begun In tlmo to enter busi
ness with the commencement of the season
icxt year. With thla end In view a com-
iaiiiy of union men has been formed , known
is the Union Co-operative Fishermen's I'ucU-
ng company , with a capital stock of $20,000.
The cannery la to have a twenty-four-hour
capacity of " ,000 cases , of forty-eight pounds
each , and will run night and day through
ho entire Hi-ason , giving employment to
200 boata. U will bo twlco aa largo as any
canary on the Columbia river. The
visiting representative says the fishermen
Imvo diMcd that this , h the only methn.l
they have for stl.vc'-.ifull.v rnnipetliiR with
their nonunlnii opponi niw and that the new
I'Htahllshmcnt will be run entirely by iinloi
men. It has the support of the federated
trader , and unlniu have contributed nil the
monr-y. It Is te be Tuft on the same plan
as the camerles on , Frnfcr river , three ol
which were put up lastseason. , The end of
Chinook salmon flslllpij ; ' In the Columbia
river Is only n few jewrs distant , t.nld the
union visitor , as thji .fanioi * variety 1ms
been caught so greedily that It Is rapidly
becoming extinct. Iti fHto will bo the same
an that of the sturgeon , which , ten years
ago wns eo plentiful and now none can be
OPENING THE MOTHER I.ODE.
In connection with the Sierra Pacific rail
road , which Is to run out of Stockton Into
the mining section about forty-five miles
eastward , another great enterprise- pro
jected , says the San Francisco Chronicle ,
and one that will greatly tend to revolu
tionize the present situation nloii'g the
mother lode of California , extending through
tbo counties of Amador , Calavoraa and Tuo-
Inmno. The gn-nt factor will be the Im
mense electric-power plant being put up on
the Mokclumne river by an English syndi
cate represented by I'rlnec Pnnlatowgkl.
This will have a capacity s'ltilelenl ' to fur
nish power for nil the mlniM ID that lo
cality and also for the latcit project con
templated that la , an electric railway about
thirty miles long , to be operated between
Jackson , Pan Andreas and along the inothe- :
lode tn Mm nnrtb mill flnutli nf tbrsn fnxvna.
The propo.'cd electric road will be topped
by the Sierra Pacific railroad at n point
somewhere between Jackson and ? ar >
Andreas. J. W. Harlsell who has been en
gaged to seeure rlght-of-vay / for the elec
tric line , Is now In Sail FrancUeo on n busi
ness visit. He Is meat enthusiastic on the
subject. Ills headquarters are at Jackson.
"Water power , " salcV Mr. Hart well , "hi now
mostly used by the mines , ami the great
trouble Is that this power lias always been
controlled by the larger mines , and the
nmaller mines and those In which prc3pect-
Ing was to bo done have not been able to
get rmfllclcnt power to properly operate them.
This electric plant of the English syndicate
will furnish all the power required. Among
the towns that will bo Greatly ben.'fltert
by thu now order of things are Jackson ,
San Andreas , Aimjdor City , Sutler Creek
and , In fact , all the towns In that section.
The building of tbe electric road will be
very expensive , owing to the uneven charac
ter of the country It will pass through. It
will probably coat $10.000 a mile , but It will
undoubtedly prove a paying Investment as
It will glvo that section of country nn al
most direct outlet to tidewater ami to San
Francisco and make It possible to handle
all the products of that region to much
better advantage. It will also , of courae ,
greatly stlii't'lato development of all kinds In
the counties through which the mother lode
The new well at the Chamberlain mill
baa doubled its power since last fall.
It h rumored that the Milwaukee railroad
intends to place lifty experiment stations
In South Dakota to try a new system of
Aberdeen's new city , , directory , using the
multiple system of estimate , ns employed nt
Rloux City , St. Paul' and Omaha , shows a
population of 4S'Jii ,
The controversy 9v rthp , ( railroad bridge
at Yaiikton Is said Jo be about over nniV as
soon as rails and tic's ran be had , early In
January , the three miles of track to the
bridge site will be lajil.
rue niacK inns irrtsniicn arsociarlon lias
been called to meet at 'Sturijls on the 2Kh !
and 30th of this month. Ex-Senator Man-
dcrson and Govcrno'if flolcomb will bo pres
ent and deliver adU'resJrs. It Is expected
that nil of the Hlack Hills members-elect
of the legl.slatuie will bo In attendance.
A delegation of Sioux Indians from Crow
Creek agency , with White Ghcst , their head
chief , cs chairman , left for Washington to
collect a bill of ( jbiiut $200,000 from the
government. I est Match the tribe sent a
dun to Washington by'telegraph. This not
having been heeded , ( he Indians decided to
interview the Indian bureau officials per
It la authoritatively stated that the North
ern Pacific will make two extensions In North
l.akota as eoon ns the snow Is off In the
spring. One will bo from Leeds to Dun-
sc-lth , an extension of the Jamestown North
ern , which will open the best part of the
Turtle mountain country. A longer exten
sion will be on the Fargo Southwestern
branch from Edgcloy to the Missouri river
via Kulm , Ashby and Eureka.
There Is much excitement at Deadwood
over tbe great strike at Ragged Top In the
Dacey Shaft mines. The bed of ore contin
ues to show evidence of fabulous wealth. It
Is the scrmtion of the Dlack Hills , and hun
dreds are flocking to the scene. It rivals
In richness anything In the history of west
ern mining. The ore Is running over $150
per ton. The rich drift was started on the
fissure , and the wonderful bed of ore wcs
discovered within ten feet. The wonder U
owned by Kilpatrlck llros. & Collins.
The local land office at Chamberlain has
rejected the application of citizens of Greg
ory county to make entry of the towrslto of
Fairfax. The town was located several yearn
ago , and aspires to be the county scat of
Gregory county as soon ns the county Is or
ganized. The townslte application was filed
by the county Judge of Charles Mix county ,
to which Gregory Is attached for Judicial pur
poses , through his attorney , John I ) . Rivers ,
and was rejected for two reasons. Ono rea
son Is that the townsltors apply to make
proof at once on ICO acres , and claim a pop
ulation of only 50. Thla Is premature' , as
final proof upon a tovvnslte cannot be made
until after the expiration of three months.
The other-reason is that 50 people cannot
make proof on so large a tract as 100 acres.
The case will be appealed to the commis
sioner of the general land office.
A recruiting officer to raise an army for
Cuba has secured a number of volunteers In
The Fanny H. , one of Cripple Crrck'a ship
pers , contains ore which yields $20.000 per
ton , from a narrow streak. The average
product yields $230 to $300 per ton.
Sam Twlfig made a rich strike In Water
fall basin , near Ophlr Station , the character
of the ere being that of very rich silver. It
has not been assayed as yet. but Is of very
A vein of ore fifteen Inches In thickness
has been discovered In the heading of the
400-foot level west on thft Centennial mlno
which , accfcrdl'in to the mill run , In wnrih
' seventeen ouncp In gold to th ton. This
level Is bc-lnn driven underneath the town-
site of Georgetown. The strike has or ° tpd
A Denver man brousht In from Perry
Park , lintiRlaa fnunty , wpwltneiw ff aurfnro
ore which seem to curry K < 'ld. Spvc-rul
claims have been t kcn up In the district
and a town 1m been started. The dtatrlrt
U known as Dak In.
Work will be started on the I.-.soy lunni-i
which enters siinub mountain on the north
slope , on the first of the year. This prop
erty tj under the management of W. H.
Dorspy. and ha * obtained awmytj miming
from $ S to $20 per ton.
The production of the Mlcaourl mine , In
Russell district , for November , was ? I,20i\
A full force of nipn ( a working In thlii prop
erty , and a new strike hns been made In thn
third level of n two-foot slreok of jiUH'RlnR
ore , which asays $ S3 per ton.
The committee appointed by the Northern
Colorado Produce exchanRo to report on ihi >
number of enrloada of potatoes In and
about Grceley , report the number to bo
from SOO to 1,000 fewer carloads than for
many years previous. This means hlijh
The report of the legislative committee
of the Arkansas valley Irrlgatloivlsts is In
thp form of a bill and will ask for the ap
propriation of $50,000 for the construction
of the Twin Lakes rcacrvolr , and the appro
priation of $20.000 for the continuance or
the work of the state canal during the next
two years. It wss deemed advisable to take
no final action on the report at this time.
Nearly all of the table lar.J on the west
of the North Platte river , excepting that
which ha * been patented has been staked off
Into place.elolnw , and nil the gravel time
far prospected Is gold-bearing , some run
ning as high as $1S to the cubic yard. The
Independence Placer Mining Company has
already expended a large sum In ditches.
In which to convey water to their dlgglnco ,
and will be In readiness to do n large amount
of development work during the coming year.
All of the lessees working at the Golden
Age mine at Jamestown , are taking out tons
of good ere and H runs from $ , .00 to $ < 1COO
per ton. There are eighty-five men working
nt this mlno , and the Nayno mine has about
twenty men The latter are taking out ore
that will no ftom $1 to $9 per pound. There
nrc more prospectors lu the district now
than have been before for fifteen years , mid
there Is more development being done , with
better success , than In any other camp In
A cmal ! test shipment of ere from the
Dictator mlno on Silver creek , according
to a report from Idaho Springs , returned
$11,1 for 113 pounds of the mineral. The
owner claims to have a fair-sized streak In
the upper level of the shaft. If this la true.
It can be considered as nn Important strike ,
fnr the mineral Is worth $20,000 per tois.
The mine has remained Idle for a number of
years , cs are many others , hut It goes to
show that there are ns many good lodes
unprospectcd as have ever been opened.
A steam sh-op fliparing plant will ho
erected at Casper In the sprins.
A discovery of free milling gold quartz
is reported from Evanston. The find Is but
eighteen miles from the city.
It Is alleged that a pack of gray wolves
attacked a ranchman named John Schoor-
yans near Mcdlclno How and that he barely
escaped with his life.
It Is currently reported at Sheridan that
Otto will contest the conn'y scat In the near
future and that considerable money has al
ready been raised to carry on the contest.
A party of capitalists has been in Casper
making arrangements for the development
of a number of the bsst nil cla'lms. Men
liavo been put to work cutting timber for
Tlio Laramlo city council has ordered the
survey cf a line of ditch from the city to the
cast wall of what Is known as tlio blu basin.
with the Intention of using water from the
basin natural reservoir for mechanical pur
The Mctcotso stage driven has a very fine
shepherd dog that killed a couple of porcu
pines a day or two ago near the Y. U.
ranch and the consequence was that his head
mid mouth were completely filled with
quills , so much so that the dcg resembled on
animated pin cushion.
The state of Wyoming , through Attorney
CMicral Fowler , filed a suit against the
county of Laramle to enforce payment of
the state's pro raia of uncollected taxes for
cho years 1SS9 , 1S02 , 1S93 , 1S31 and 1S93.
aggregating , with Interest , over $5,000. A
similar suit has been begun by the elate
against Albany county and it may be that
the two counties will combine In the test.
A new strike Is roportcd from the Grand
Encampment country. Robert Ilarrold of
Laramlo Is the fortunate prrapcctor and
the mineral found is u red honey-combed
quartz carrying free gold. The * vein Is
forty feet wldo. Tlio new htrllte Is south
of the Summit mine , and In a locality con
siderably remcvcd frtai the already de
fined limit of the Grand Encampment gold
A force of men Is engaged putting In a
boom at Green river , under the superltitend-
cncy of Mr. J. II. Haggarty , who Is skilled
n .that class of work , having had n llfr-lons
experience. The bccm will bo 7F.O feet
eng , requiring 2.000 legs and 1,500 stone
lerches In its construction. The company
will make a drive this coming spring of
2.000,000 feet , and the following year fi.OOO.-
, 00 feot. The company will put In a mill ,
equipped with nil the modern and necessary
nnchlncry to turn out lath , shingles ana
umber of every description.
W. T. Shaffer , editor of the Unlta Herald ,
roino time since secured a patent on a single
all rapid transit railway , hU own Inven-
lon. The mctlel has been thoroughly ex
amined by engineers and exports , and lu In
every way a complete success. Mr. Shaffer
IBS , however , made some Improvements on
the original patented Idea , and contingent
upon patents bi'lng ' granted on the Improve-
nents , ho has arranged to bell his rights
o on ccstern city for $50,000 , and the work
of constructing street railways will bo be-
; un as soon as arrangements can bo made.
Mr. Shaffer declines to glvo further Informa-
lon at present , but IB confident the deal will
go through. The motive power used will bo
electricity , and U Is claimed a very high
rate of speed will bo attained.
Out on Fifteen-Mile In Wasco county , all
ho farmers are busy plowing. The ground
3 In splendid condition , and a very largo
area Is being turned over.
The now bridge across the Wnlla Walla
tver above Milton Is now ready for travel.
Since the collapse of the structure , portions
Ivlng up the river have been compelled to
ord the river.
When the Klamath reservation Is thrown
open for settlement , It Is expected that
over.il good gold mlneo will bo opened up.
Several finds with good prospects have been
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vi's n Ifst uf tnltiiitilr | ii-cs- r
cuti nnil lioiv to ; : ot Ilioin.
made on tlicsp Indian lands In the iast
! cr nf a cpiuuryliich are bold In seciory
awattlns tin1 time when the reservation will
' . ' 0 thrown open.
, T. II. Walker recently left at the Cottage
Orovo Iweader omre a sample of line loaf
tobacco , which ho raised In his garden thla
year. Ho raised n'bmit 100 pounds , and will
Iiavu his own smoking tobacco.
Kully mo men are hard at work along the
Alderbrook water front cutting wood for
tholr wlntcr' isisajs : thp Astorlan. llnr-
IIIR the recout freshet hundreds of conta of
wood , and about 2,000 ahlnglo bolts from the
Cowlltz river were thrown tip on the beach.
Thu sturgeon catch Is Retting quite Kfod
aK.iln , says The VUllos Chronlclo. Sixteen
of the blR follows were shipped away the
other day ; thp live larger ones of the lot
nvcra ini ; " 50 pounds each. Klght. all nbant
the samu slzoelKhcd nearly 200 pounds
Heporta frnin Hood Illvep and Moaler In
dicate that considerable damnKCvaa done
to fruit trees by the recent cold snap. It
camp so early that tlili year's growth of
wood bad not * yet hardened , and the rranlt
WP.S disastrous. An examination of the
young orchards ahowa that the bark bnr.it
and turned black. The extent of the dam
age cannot be told until later.
A correspondent writes to the Kugen"
Oiiard from Wedderburn coiiccrnlnR n I ine
county boy , a son of T. J. Cook : "Master
Harvey Cook and his dog went hunting tin-
other day and killed a very large panther ,
measuring nine feet , and also two large will
cats. Tlu-- brave Hide boy Is only 11 yearn
old and Is n line hunter , lie has killed two
bears and ten deer and quite a lot of small
gann this winter.Vlmt county can produce
a better record for a brave boy than Italic ? "
Klsbor and William Logan , brothers , were
caught out In the cold snap of last month
In Crook county while driving cattle. They
left Ihc'lr cattle and tried to roach the cabin
that was their destination , but , thinking
they could not flml It. they built a lire under
a rlmrock and remained Uiero all night. It
was the coldest night and oibers who were
out sav It was SI degrees below zero. The
men made themselves as comfortable as they
could. They had no blankets and while sit-
PEN PICTURES PLEASANTLY AND POINTEDLY PUT.
Irex ) L. .Slioomiin '
. didn't ullp up on
his Christmas present bocausu he had
on a pair of whocs with "uovurnllp"
soles on thorn ni'vi-f needs to wear
rnlilu'i's Ui-ep feet dry you never fall
down the pneumatic heels wo put on
any kind of shoe are Kreat t < llp pre
venters too those tire two of the neat
est and most imeful Inventions in the
shoe Hue. '
DREXEL SHOE CO , ,
1411) ) PA UN AM STKIJKT
Wo have placed a jood ninny cigars
with Kentlemon who never did their
Kinoklnt , ' with ns before and are they
Hiitlslled wo Kiit-ss yes all our lives
we've devoted to this business and we
have a happy faculty of pleasing all
who truilo with us wo wholesale and
retail and we know the house Is not
In existence that carries a better line.
W. F. STOECKER ,
ting around llio are itotn roll asleep ami
after a whllo young Logan was awakened
by bis clothes catching on fire. On waking
up ho found that both of lib feet were
frozen. They also discovered when daylight
caino that they were In sight nf the cabin.
Hero Is n Umatllln reservation Indlau with
no fondness for loud colors. Ho could not
find a blanket or "Indian robo" of sobei
hues In Peiidleton , so he went lo the olllce
of the woolen mill company and told Mr.
Foil that ho wanted fll blanket. Mr. Fell In
formed the Indian that the company sold no
goods nt retail and that ho must go to one
of the Etorcs. Hut the Indian said ho wanted
ono made to order and would have It no
other way : and finally bo waa humored and
hi. ? order taken. It was for n pnro white
blanket , with a broad , dead black sti'lpo ' run
ning across , about eight Inches from either
end. This was made for him mid ho now
proudly wears It on the streets as the only
Indian In the world who does not like loud
A good many hop growers nronud 1'nyil-
Inp nro making preparations to grow a crop
of hops next year.
There are still about 3.000.000 feet of loss
In the Gray's river boom thnt were brought
out by the recent freshets.
The Talmcr Mountain Tunnel company
has completc-d the workshops nt the entrance -
trance to the tunnel , In Okanogan eountv.
and boa put on au additional force of work
A change In the management of the Fair-
haven & New Wlmleom street railway la
under consideration , whereby C. X. Larrnbco
will secure control of the road , flays the
The work of raising the Sturm ohlnglo
and sawmill , at the mouth of the Arkansaw
creek , which went into the Cowlltz river the
other day , Is progressing slowly , owing to the
water falling slowly and locso sand.
Slnco January 1. JS9. > , 3B3 mining com
panies have filed articles of Incorporation In
Spohnnes with a total capital , according to
the articles or incorporation , of $3Q0.02r > ,000.
Thh Is seven tlme.s as many companies an
U the three preceding years , and five times
as much capital .stock.
H U estimated Hint to build the telephone
line from eastern Washington to it'uget
GO n nil points It will take jr.,000 poles , 1.S3I
mllea of No. 10 hard-drawn copper wire ,
10,000 cross-arms and braces and 32,000 plna
and InsulatoM. The estimated cc t of ma
terial and labor la $72.000.
In cutting wood , J. M. Halo of Calhlumel ,
felled a tree the. other day that proved to
contain a warm of bees In Its hollow. Mr.
Halo sawed oft a cut containing the bees ,
took the cut homo , set It ui ; , and now the
beca are ns contented cii whin their homo
was high In the big pine.
About two years ago n number of Hol
landers settled In Snohoniish county , pur
chasing land In as largo tracts ns possible
anil work-Ing thu adjoining farms together.
The colony U gradually growing and almost
without exception the Halo groups cf farms
have prospered. A movement la now being
started to bring over a number of colonials
direct from Holland. The Hollanders have
The perfection of swootm-xs n at
tained In the tone of a Klmball piano Is
Ihe llrst uroal feature uoU-d It's llio
highest untile piano made It's the low
est priced high irnde piano sold It Is
sold on easier terms wo rent It and
you can apply the lent to Its purchase
If you afterward decide we trade It
your old orpin or piano Is worth tiome-
thine we'll ; lve you more than any
body In trade have you ever heard
one automatic piano play.
A. HOSPE , JR. ,
taken up the matter of flax raising and
will plant a great deal of flax this year.
They have also encouraged their neighbors
'to do otherwise , and will probably erect n
mill In that vicinity In time to-work nc.xt
Starhuck Is fully nbrcasl of the times
when It comes to a diversity of amusements.
The other day about twenty I'alouso Indiana
catno to town and ongngo.l the e > era house
for a war dance to bo given that evening ,
which was well a1 tended and much appre
ciated by many who had never seen anything
of the kind before.
Cattle and bog raising -Is again coming
to bo an Important Industry of Lewis county.
Ten years ago it took a good start , but
otl.er things appeared moro profitable and
thcro enme n tlmo when farmers brought to
market hardly enough fat stock to supply
the homo dttnand for fresh meat. This year
at least 1.500 eattlo will he shipped out
and probably ! > ,000 or tl.OOO hogs.
The last season's work nt Hall & Hlshop's
logging camp In Clallam county , Is ono to
bo proud of. At the beginning of the year
two miles of railroad were put down and
slnco then llio loggers have been busy gut
ting out logs. The season's cut amounted
to 7,00(1.000 ( feet , most of which was towed
to lladlock and from there was distributed
to different points on the soumi nnd llrllish
Columbia. Korty men were employed In the
camp throughout the year nt an average of
$2.fiO prr day. The men paid $4.50 per week
David MoLood and a companion , whllo
traveling along the state road In Sknglt i
county , saw a bound e'-anluR a half-grown
deer. The frightened animal dashed almost
Into th"lr arms nnd then Bought shelter
from the dog behind Mr. MoLi-od , who threw
stones at the dog nnd drove him away.
For this timely and Inimnno act the geiitht
creature permitted himself to bo captured
and for ten minutes eno > od helm : polled.
When Mr. MoLcod and his companion started
again on their Journey the young deer fol
lowed for n considerable dlitnnco , then
turned nsklo and laid down In the deep un
The natural gas supply near Salt Lake Is
said to bo exhausted.
Llko Colorado. Nevada Is now producing
more gold than silver.
A Japanese drummer was In Vlsalln. Col. ,
recently. Ho carried ten trunks filled with
Lehml county , Idaho , talks nf Issuing
$30,000 bonds to build a wagon road from Iho
North Fork to Shoup.
Utah Is to celebrate lln first iieltlemeiit
with a aeml-rcnlennlal from July 20 to 21
of the coming oummer.
firorgo Ilarveyi who was nn ( English
nobleman nt Negates , has boon arrested ai
a common thief nt Vsleta , Tex.
The southern Kootemil , II. C. , uhlpmenln
for l&afi amounted , up to the flrat of the
month , to 27,200 tona. valued nt $3.016.507.
The Tlmberliro coal mlnci , near 11 ) ; : -
man , Mont. , which have been oyorai. 1
nearly thirty years' ' , have become oxhauiud.
In a tunnel being driven on tbo exlon-
ulon of the Alum lloek & San Jose railway ,
in Nevada , nn excellent quality of coal was
Mnjovc county mines , In touthorn Califor
nia , niw yet hardly moro than surface dig
gings , but they have already produced $10-
A San Francisco cattle firm has bought
hundreds of tons of hay In the Qnln Itlvcr
valley , in Nevada , for $2 per ton , and is
feeding SOO cows.
Goo'l ' oil reports are coming 111 from
Santa Durham county , Gal. A heavy pro
ducer cf light gravity oil has just been
opened at Sumnicrlnnd.
Ilisbco has become one of the most Im
portant cattle shipping points In Arizona.
Moro-than 7,000 head were shipped from
there In the month of November.
Should Fort Wblpple , In Arizona bo re
built , as recommended by ( leneral Miles in
bis annual report , work will bo given about
fifty men for an Indefinite period ,
A high diver saturated his elothea with
kerosene oil , set fire to them and dived from
the'steamship wharf Eovcnty-flvo feet Into
the bay ut San Diego without Injury.
A largo number of placer claims have * hern
located on the Colorado river , below tln >
mouth of the Virgin , which will be worked
by .1 largo force of men before spring.
The astronomers of the Lowell observa
tory , who have been working " at Flagstaff ,
Ariz. , announce that slnco "Auguct 1 they
have dlscoverewl 150 new stellar system1 ; .
Sprlugvlllc , Utah , has shipped 320 can of
sugar beets to the factory , receiving $1
per ton , or $27,000. This helps out a popu
lation of 3,600 In thcflc hard times Im
Two adventurers are looking for n Icalhcr
each containing $20.000 In gold dust , which
they claim lies burled samowhero along the
bank nf Walnut creek , in Contra Conta
county , California.
On Grasshopper creek , near Ilannoclr , at
the original Montana placers that yielded
$30,000,000 , a boat with buckets on an ondlo.iH
chain brings up the golden gravel thirty-five
feel. Over $200,000 has been spent on thin
new plan fnr placer mining , and big nmillu
of tlio dniiuTlcH nii'l rni'in'iiHvo '
areHliowIiiK now lire tin- must I'luliurute
anil ni'tlHlle wo linvt1 cvor bwii iililo to
procure tlicy arc nil iu llio lalost sluuluH
dc.slKiiH mid iiovoHlf.s-aml can In1 HI-HI
iiowlit'l'o ( 'Iso but at our store there hi
not a poor quality UIUOIIK Ilium and thu
prlco IH almost as much of a novulty i > u
the curlahiH It's so low.
OMAHA CARPET CO. ,
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