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THE O tAHA DAILY BJiJE : THURSDAY , DECEJrBETl 23 , 1897.
I FROM THE FARTHER WEST
LOST JUNES OF THE WEST
f rad'itioa G'vei Them a Qhmonr to tbo
SEARCH IS GENERALLY IN VAIN
Itntnntitlr Story Alinnt DcSmrt , ( he
Jrmtll MlMalnnnrjTnntnlliliKc Ooi-
nl | > , A1 > out Illdrirn IMnccru A
Cnttlr KIiiK' Start.
There Is not a mining community la the
wast , from iho Arctic ta Mexico , -which hn
not an , ancient and cherished tradition of a
lost mine ot fabulous richness. Here In
this northern Montana region , writes a cor
respondent ot tha Chicago Inter Ocean from
Klpp , Mont. , onu hears of three such mines.
One ot them Is the Loot Cabin mine. A
Frenchman came Into Helena many years
ago bringing with him thourands ot dollar *
worth ot gold Oust. Ho told his friends that
i ? had found some placer ground richer
than any ever worked. The dust ho brought
down had all been pmiod out. WHh sluice
boxes thousands ot dollars could bewashed
out In a day. Of counso this news created
the greatest excitement. Ills friends prc-
jxired to accompany him back , but ere the
day for the departure arrived the French
man was taken 111 and died. Just before
his death he managed to gasp : i
"Ulackfoot country , two small lakes
cabin between them I built. "
Now this Information was very Indefinite
There are two Illackfoot countries. Ono Is
that great expanse of forest In which rlso
ths Big Dlackfoot river and Its tributaries
the other was , In those days , the eastern
slope of the Hocklcs , from the Mlrsourl to
the Saskatchewan. The miners wonderci
which or * he meant. Party after party was
organized to starch for the Lost Cibln
ju.ne. Both countries have been explored
aglln and again. Year after year has gone
by and parties are still searching for it ,
undaunted by tlie failure of their predeces
sors , hoping ever that the morrow will reveal -
veal to them two little lakes nestling In
the dep'.hs'of the forest , and between-a
rude little cabin , long since In ruins , per-
3-cns , but still the evidence ot untold
ON THE THAIth
One autumn , not many years ago , the
iBlackfoot man and the writer went up Into
( the mountains to "hunt goats and bighorn. Wo
took an old Indian trail up the Cutbank
stream , crossed the divide the "backbone of
the world , " as the Indians say over a steep
slope ot shell rock resting on a cliff thou
sands of'feet high , and pitched our camp sev
eral miles down the western slope. Early the
next morning wo were afoot and climbed a
high ridge to the south. Reaching the crest
wo sat down to rest and get our wind. Far
'below ' us at the foot of the ridge , fed by the
eternal snowa on the summit , were two small
lakes , exactly In the-center of the broad , deep
valley The stream connecting thorn
meandered through a wide bed of gravel and
"Lost Cabin mine , " cried the Dlackfoot
"Sure , " I said , "and Just look at the goats
over"on that knoll. "
"To thur.iJcr with them , " ho replied , and
fairly flew down -mountain"tho writer
All thai day we searched between the two
lakelets 'for signs ot a cabin , and not finding
nay we madt- all sorts of excuses. An ava
lanche might have carried It away ; a big
frrehet might have swept it Into the lake ;
Indlins might have discovered and burned It.
Not satisfied' , wo returned the next day with
pick , pan and shovel , 'prospected ' the rims of
the bars , creviced the bed rock of the
channel , washing pan after jian of gravel.
'But It was Ja'bor ' lost ; not a color of gold , not
a grain of black sand "was to be found. So
iwo gave It up and turned to hunting , with
FATHER DE SiZETT.
The L-st CroE. ? rnloe Is a tradition In
the church Is mixed up. Many years ags
there came .to the American Fur company's
post on the upper Missouri the zealous Jesuit
mlsslorary , Father De Smet. After laboring
-with tie Indlaui In that vicinity several years
tie determined to visit the differed ! tribes
Inhabiting the eastern slope of < he Rockies
to the north , and from the voyageri' ' , trappers
and hunters surrounding the fort he chose
six to acerimruny him , all of .them Canadian
French or mixed Freixrt nnd Indian , tad ,
llko himself , true Catholics , \\too believed
the church to bo supreme In all 'things ' , both
spiritual cad 'temporal. '
Leaving the fort , which was situated at the
n-auth of the 'Marjas river , .they went up tie
villey of the Tcton until they reached the
fcy illls cl the mountains , and then pro-
ctidcd northward along the great trail which
the tribes had ut > ed for i-a'old centuries In
< . elr wunder.'css north cnJ south. They
joilrn } ei ale s very t4owly , for 'thej1 ' had
ou ) > tie horsta they role no pack anlmab
nt | all and occasionally veered from the great
fra'l to the cist or the west , hoping .to find
InJhus-campci along the uillcys ot the dif
ferent EtreaiD. ? , but nuo were founJ. In
fact , they did not encounter u > living soul
until they rode Into .Mountain fort on the
Saskatchewan , one ot the 'lltidjoa Bay com
pany's pssts. ,
GOLD IN THE CAilP.
Sc-Tewhere along thls route , It Is wid , they
camped by a small stTetm and boiled a ket-
tVc cf fat buffalo ribs , and after the meal was
finished one of the men went to the stream
to wroh the vessel , llet scooped sojno cxxnd
Itto It and began- scour the greasy sides ,
every now and thoa throwing out the sand
and water and scooping up a clean supply ,
When he had about finished and the water
remained clear In the pot ho noticed some
yellow Kleainr4amonR the sand In the hot-
tame of thorpot , and further examination
proved them to be nuggets of gold. There
was almost a handful of them and ho hur
ried back cud gave them to the father. The
voyageura nt once became excited acd pro-
l > os d to return to the Missouri at once and
procure the neceef-iry tools to work the
placer. But after a few minutes of deer
thought the father arose and said : .
"My children , this geM has been the cause
of ne-arly all the crime and moery ! the wortyl
has seni Think now of the trouble and
niliery you would caiwo should you start to
mine It here. In a few months this beauti
ful , .peaceful Country would bo overrun with
i lld titOru peralo men. They would destroy
tha great fcrril * of game wo ceo about us on
every hand. They would fight and murdei
the poor savages who would bo sure to re-
eeni the Uvastra of tholr country and the
destruction ot their food supply , and thes (
ro jour people , for you are , every one ot
See That Stamp !
It Is the Government
Internal Revenue Sump
over the Cork nnd Cap.
sule of every bottle o (
Certifying to the Age and Purity of the
NOTB.-It li tb Government' ! Guar.
antte that Koe vrlth thli tottllne. Bee
that the name W. A. WKIS & CO. is printed
on the stamp.
ALL DEALERS SELL IT
you , married to KomcQ whc e brothers and
slaters , and therefore your tclatlveo , too , you
would doom to certain ! dMrtnictlon should
you exploit this crn < jn < l Nor cun 1 * that
oy dlEglnR this gold you could pcsslbly benc
nt youn.nivea. An you have Tlved beifore. In
the midst of peace acd plenty , eo you can
continue to live. You may still trap the
beaver , the otter and the wolf , and kll ? the
game for the simple want of yourselves and
your families. But the church forbids you to
mho > this gold. It forbids you ever mentionIng -
Ing to any toe the discovery we h vp made
this day. Some time , perhapo , should th
church be sorely presred' . he may take the
gold here found to preserve herse'.f from the
oteaulta ot the wicked , but should that day
never como , then let ua bury detp In our j I 1
bosoms the location ot this place. "
SWORN TO IGNORE THEIR FIND.
IMck from the creek where they were
camped , some 200 paces , was a little bare
buttc , or hill , and on top of 11 the father had
them erect a huge cros/i , which they fashioned
wUh their axes from n tree growing by the
bank of the stream , and when they had fl -
Ishcd It and firmly planted It In the grounl
the father made them all swear tbat never ,
so long as they lived , would they divulge
the location ot or themselves dig the olacer
found that day. And theee poor , Ignorant
vojagcrs , to whom the church's command
was law , kept Uie secret well , for these
placers h-ivo never been discovered. One of
them , who was married to a Diackfoot
woman , often used to tell that the church
kept thorn poor , and he would tell her about
finding the gold nnd what the father said ;
how they erected the crow , and his making
them swear by It that they would never
dig It or tell where It was. When this man
fell sick and died his wife married an Ameri
can , an employe of the American Fur com
pany , and she repeated to him what her
former husband had told her about the mine.
Acid lie and others went often to look for the
ground , but they never fctind It. Numbers
of partlcfl have searched for It , but always
Then there I ? the lost placer of the Mis
souri. In 1S65 two men corned Kelse acid
Lepley owned a Illtlc bunch of c.ittlo and
also a placer claim on Silver creek , not flir
from Helena. The cattle were Increasing ,
and the placer was paying fairly well , but
not enough to ivitlsfy Kelse. So one day he
started off with saddle and rsick outfit to
hunt richer ground , leavlug his partner to
look after the cattle and the mine. Nothing
was heard of Keiso until the following spring ,
when tie arrived at Fort Benton on the first
steamboat , havtag boarded It at Fort Copeland -
land , uhlch was situated In the second bend
of the Missouri above the mouth of Milk
river. It 105 said afterward that he visited
Fort Copeland several times during the
winter , going there for surpllcs , and that
on ono of these visits he pointed toward
the east , but a little south of the river val
ley , and exclaimed mysteriously :
"There is my country ! "
STUCK TO HIS CATTLE.
When Kelse arrived at Fort Denton he
brought with him J3.000 in gold dust , and
meeting there the Keefo brothers , old friends
of his , he told them that ho had found some
very rich ground down the river , and urged
them to Join him In working It. While they
set about building a large flatboat , he went
up to Silver creek after his partner. Arriv
ing there , he told Lepley that he had discov
ered the richest placer down the river that
ho had over seen.
"Sell all the cattle and the placer , John , "
ho said , "for whatever you can get and come
with me. If you can't sell them , give them
away , but by all means come with me. We
can make more out of tbat ground In a. week
than wo can out of this In n year. "
But John Lepley was cautious , to which
trait he owes the safety of his scalp and the
title of cattle king , for ho Is now one of the
largest cattle owners of Montana. Instead oi
agreeing to accompany his partner , ho tried
to keep Kelse from solng back , representing
the extreme danger there was of being killed
by the Indians , and. Indeed , at that time and
for years afterward the. Missouri valley , from
Fort Benton to Omaha , was alive .with hos-
tllcs. But Kelse would not listen , eo Lepley
went with him as far as Fort Benton , and
siw the party off. They had a large , safe
flatboat .well loaded with provisions , mining
tools and lumber for sluice boxes , and they
were , of course , well armed.
One morning early In May they swung out
Into the stream and John Lepley stood on the
bank and watched them glide swiftly down
around the bend and out of sight and he
thought then that ho would never see Kelse
tgaln. And he didn't. The men have never
been esen since. Their boat was never found , ,
nor anything else , which could be Identified
as theirs. Their fate Is but another one of
the mjsterles that weird and treacherous
river , those tangled growths of cottonwood
and willow , which line Its shores , will keep
In later times Mr. Lepley spent six years
hunting for this placer , and more recently
there have been one or two parties In the
field every season in search of It , thus far
.nithcut success. It may never be found.
The country Is of vast extent , the placer
probably a glacial deposit and of limited
area. But somewhere along those" COO miles
of winding stream , bad land , coulee end
bluff , lies a patch of placer ground which tbo
wealthiest Klondlker would not despise.
GETTING JII5ADV TO QUIT CATTLE.
Mnny Th'liiU the IIlRh Wntcr MarU Una
PIERRE , . S. D. , Dec. 22. ( Special. ) With
the statements of the different stock pipers
as authority , many stockmen thlnk'tbe "high
water price" for cattle for a number of years
lies been reached , or will ( be reached thk
coming jear , ind there will bo a general
closing out on the many ranges. In most
of these cases the meii who have been hand
ling stock will turn their attention to sheep.
It la Gtated thai large range. ? in1 Arizona , New
Mexico , tiad Wyoming , which have been given
up to cattle , will be cleared and sheep put
on In their place. This means that the
ranges which will stick to cattle will receive
a large number of new cattle from the sec
tions which will be stocked with sheep , Be.
eldcs the reason of the probable reduction of
prices , which are being given for cleaning
up. It la also given out tbat the smalt raieers
are crowding the large ranges more and moro
every year , and that the cattle Industry will
be forced to break up tbo large herds , and
go into the hands of tbo small raiser * , and
that sheep will not require the same amount
of ground to range over as is required for
cattle. This last reason Is making1 Itself
felt on tbo western Dakota ranges , and many
ot the largo herds are being broken up tbU
year. These facts will probably result In the
same condition which prevailed about seven
years ago , when the country went wild over
sheep and the price was ruehed up while cattle
tlo went down accordingly.
1'AY I.VTEIIISST UTS SCHOOL LATtDS.
Dclliuiiiciita Ilediiclni ; Thrlr Indebted.
> ie in Suiitti Dakota.
PIERRE , B. D. . Dec. 22. ( Special. ) Dur
ing the period of hard times through which
the country has Just passed parties wtio had
purchased school lands In a number of case :
allowed the In'.oiVEt on tuulr deferred pay.
ments on the lanl which they bad | ' .irciiik : < ? d
to run behind , an I at ono tim < the delin
quent interest amounted to over $22,030. The
largest part of tbU delinquency was on
lands in the vicinity of the various towns
of the state which were purchased at boom
prices and on which tbo purchasers were
Mow about paying up. A few months ago
the land department star'ei In to secure
this delinquent Interest , working on the
theory that the better times made U poi-
elblo to force some of tbo collection * vvalch
bad been held back. During the present
quarter they have secured over 110,000 back
Interest , but as part of that was Interest on
Interest overdue It reduced the delinquency
at the present time to about JH.OOO. At
the rate -which the department has been
securing the delinquencies A few tnoro
months will clr-ar it all up ,
CnudlduteB Co in I iiir Oat
SIOUX FALLS. S. D. , Dec , 22 , ( Special. )
Dr. C. R. Clirk , for many years presiding
elder for tlie Methodlct conference in the
Parkston district and at prestnt commander
ot the state Grind Army of the Republic , is
reported to be a candidate for the republican
nomination ( or congress next year. It la
also uid tbat Hon. John Colvln , speaker of
tbe last bouse and one ot tbe best known
and aot conservative populliti la th Mate ,
will bo a candidate for the populist nomina
tion for governor. He is opposed to fusion
on the legislative ticket , but Is eald to favor
It far Inn ntntn and county tickets.
Decline to Ilrpnlr HIP Vlndnrt.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D. , Dec. 22. ( Spe
cial. Some time ago the city council
ordered the various Mllroid companies
whoso tracks run under the Tenth
Btrort viaduct , to make certain repairs
on tbe viaduct , which hid bten cloreJ be
cause It had been condemned as ucoafe for
travel , Tbe Omaha company protested n
willingness to comply , but the Milwaukee nnd
Orpat Northern refused. The city Is power-
less to compel the roads to comply , as the
city docs not own the viaduct. At the time
It was built a quarrel arose between tbe
bridge company and th city and the city
has never paid for the viaduct. It Is now
proposed by Mayor Stltes to buy the viaduct
from the bridge company and then force tbe
railroad companies cither to keep th viaduct
In passable condition or to maintain flagmen
at the points where the streets cress the
tracks. The viaduct te used most exit naively
by the electric motor line and the public
would bo but little inconvenienced It It were
Dentil In n Horrible Manner.
ABERDEEN , S. D. Dec , 22. ( Special. )
A German farmer ot Mound City , whoo
name has not been learned here , met death
In a horrible manner a few nights ago. He
west to town acd became Intoxicated. On
his return some companions placed him upon
some hay In the rear end of the wagca box ,
as he was too drunk to sit up. When out
less than two mllea Bauer uas found with
his head hanging between oa of the rear
wheels and the box. Portions of liU e-iull
and face were pounded to a Jelly by the ,
spokes of the wheel ted he was dead.
Snnth Dnkoln 1'rmn Ciimmrnt.
Yankton Gazette- Winter dairying has
changed many .a South Dakota and Minnesota
community from a place of dclapldatlon tight
and discouragement to a locality of tidiness ,
thrift and prcsperlty.
Vermilion Republican : The democrats
with a big D are planning to be greatly In
evidence In South Dakota's next year polit
ical campaign , and the populists with a small
p are aulte glum over tlie appearance of the
Sioux Falls Press : The gold democrats
will make no effort to organize n gold demo
cratic party In South Dakota. C. M. Day
and A. D. Tinsley are the only gold demo
crats In the state , and they do not make
much of a showing at the polls.
Aberdeen Ne as : The report of Public Ex
aminer Taylor shows that the private banks
of the state arc In good condition and atradlly
Improving , and the annual report of Treas
urer Pbjlllps shows that matters In bin de
partment are In very good shape also. South
Dakota is great and prosperous and can't be
Deadwood PIoncr Times : If William J.
Bryan shall find the silver standard such a
howling success In Meicico. It would only be
the part of consistency for him to stay there
and enjoy Its benefits. But we'll venture the
prediction that William will come back In a
short tlmo to live In the land of "tyranny"
and a gold standard.
Leola Herald : The last legislature appro
priated $4,500 for the use of the state railway
commissioners. It was earnestly hoped that
the people would receive some benefit from
this , but the attorneys seem to hiv ? gobbled
everything in sight. In another column we
publish an account of "how this money has
been used under the appropHate heading
COLORADO MAY HAVE A PAIR.
I'ropoHiiI thnt an E-si > osltlon litIlrlil
In Denver lu Knur Year * .
DENVER , Colo. , Dee. 22. ( Special. ) A
movement has been started hero for the hold
ing of an exposition In this city In honor of
the twenty-ftftfo anniversary ot cMtehcod In
1901. George M. Meschke , secretary of the
Colorado commission of the TratMmlssIsslppl
and International Exposition , Is the prime
mover In the affair and has associated with
him some influential men of the city aad
state. It is proposed to noia ttie exposition
In Denver from June to Npveraber , 1901 , In
clusive. Speaking of the plan , he said :
"Colorado will celebrate her twenty-fifth
anniversary cf statehood In 1901. Probably
the best and most fitting way of celebrating
tbe evmt would be to have an exi.iositl.-a
stowing the advantages and resources ot
this great state , and invite all other states
In a friendly competition of her arts , manu
factures and the products of the soil and
mine , and further by making Its scope Inter
national as well as national and Induce for
eign countries to enter and exhibit to the
world the range of human progress during
the nineteenth century. This Is coe plan.
"Another , which may be more popular with
the public , would be to confine the scope of
the exposition to tbe unlimited resources
of the state , showing step by step the prog ,
rcss of a western state , until It has
achieved 'that which but a few years ago
would have overshadowed the fondcat dreams
apd hopes of even the most sanguine and
Imaginary visions of Its e-uunchcst friends
"An exposition of Us mineral development
alone would bo enough to Insure the most
attractive display of its kind- ever"made. . It
would overshadow all previous efforts. In
cluding the display at the WwlJ's Mir. It
would open the eyes of the country , cay , of
the world , to the fact that Colorado stands
foremost In the ranks ot the greatest min
"Our agricultural wealth , .also-would bo a
surprise to the people who seem to think
that with the end of mining Colorado would
bo compelled to close up shop aad move to
Klondike. Then take the third of our great
resources , the culture of fruit. What enor
mous proportions the horticultural Interns
will have assumed by 1900 , Even such an
exposition by Itself would be a success.
This Is but a brief outline ot what can be
done. Now where and how can it bo ac
"Denver , 'Tho Queen City of the West , '
like Rome , an empire In Itself , looms up with
outstretched arms and bids all welcome. The
freedom of the city is offered to all. Is there
a grander place to build an exposition than
our City park , and why not , leave there as a
monument one building of substantial char
acter to be used for o museum , in which can
be stored the best exhibits of this exposition ,
the cream of thf prize wlnoers.
"San Francisco has demonstrated the pos
sibility of such' an undertaking , and today
there stands the reminder ot that great Mid
winter fair an an Inspiration for a future
generation , a museum bujlt by the people ,
and with their money. A visit to San Fran
cisco would bo Incomplete without seeing
tbat museum. What Sari Francisco "has done
Denver can do , arid on a grander scale ,
"These two propositions I present to the
public fortbelr consideration ; both will have
tbelr 'supporters ; let tbe majority rule. By
making the exposition international In char ,
acter. Colorado can no doubt receive th'a amc
benefits SOT Francisco had of drawing the
best exhibits from tbe World's fair , eo can
wo receive from the Paris exposition In 1900
the best of all displays there. By making li
a Colorado exposition wo run to better ad-
> ntage show our own resources and ability ,
and perhaps receive greater benefit than
otherwise. At all events , let us celebrate
tbe event in such a manner as to draw tbo
attention of the whole world to Colorado. "
DulTnlu for a Canadian 1'iirl ; .
WINNIPEG. Man , . Dec. 22. Lord Strath-
cona ( Sir Donald Smith ) baa presented to
the Dominion government the entire herd
of buffalo at Silver Heights , and Commis
sioner McCreary Is now arranging for the
transportation ot tbo animate 4o the National
park at Banff , where they will be main
tained by the government. Tie removal of
tbe herd la no email task , as was ehown
when. "Buffalo Jroes" undertook to take tbo
Stony Mountain herd to Kaneas.
A ModefVeultTii 'stuck I'urin ,
PHOENIX. Arlr. , Dec. 22. ( Special. )
Hicks & Drlgham , one of the heaviest of tbo
firms operating In cattle In tbe southwest ,
has secured a Oease on 85,000 acres ot land In
the iMaxwell grant , and -will Boon more
thither from Temple. ( Several thousand bead
ot the firm's range cattle will be shipped
from Arizona , In the spring to stock the
loaaed tract , which ia to be nude one ot the
model Block farsw ot the United State * .
BONDS FOR- PENSIONERS
Plan for Pajment \ Full of All of Those
ESTIMATE AMOUNT ON LIFE EXPECTANCY
_ > _ i _
Connection ! MnnJ yivolvpii n Scheme
AVIilch Won\O.iU , iHrclr Uo
.V \ vtijTrltli lie I > reneiit
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NEW YORK , Dec. 22. The Press fays :
W. P. Rockwell , SL prominent manufacturer
or Merlden , Conn. , his In view , the pres
entation ot a bill la congress through the
pension comnilUe ? leaking toward the fund
ing of the pension appropriation. This bill ,
according to Sir. Rockwell , promlrcs to bo
ot great benefit , not only to the govern-
tucnt In the saving ot many millions ot dollars
lars , but to the vast army of pensioners
also. Mr. Rockwell has talked about Ills
plan to President McKtnley , Secretary Bliss ,
members of the ways and means commit
tee and to pension officials , oil ot whom
he says , think well of It , but they have not
decided yet how It would be received by
Pensioners who have been approached by
Mr. Rockwell on the subject also think well
ot the Idea and are Inclined to view It In
a favorable light. He has consulted also
numerous bankers , commercial men and Ufa
Insurance actuaries , who approve ot .the
scheme and admit Its feasibility , believing
It to be entirely practical.
"It has long been an Uea of congrere , "
said Mr. Rockwell , In sptviUne of his plan ,
"that pensloneis are dependent , whercss , ns
n matter of fact , the great bulk of them
are Independent. Thousands of them are
owners o ! farms In the vest which aic
mortgaged , the mortgages bearing Interest
anywhere- from S to 12 per cent. My IdtM
Is to Issue negotiable bonds to the pension
er or to pay them the ccsb at their option
to cover the amount they would receive
from the government based on life Irsuran-e
expectancy. This would crablo them to pay
off their mortgages , thus saving to them
the differences between the lowest rate of
Interest In any state , 6 per cent , and the In
terest on the bonds , 2& per cent.
"This would relieve them from their
present ectrnglementB. There are , In round
numbers , atxmt 350,000 persons on the
pension rolls and to those who are not
owners of farms the payment of the cntlrs
amount which , according to my table , would
be duo them , wouU enable many of them
to start In business and this In Itself would
put Into circulation a large amount of
money that would Inure to the 'benefit ' not
only of the community Inwhich they reside ,
but to the country.
"It would be a great saving to the gov
ernment In the" matter of salary , since It
would do away with the pension office
machinery , while the qnly expense the gov
ernment would Incur would be In the Issuing
of the bonds. Itvioujd also do away with
pension a.torneys.ha .receive from pension
ers a good share of , Ike. money paid out for
them. " ) i , ) i
Mr. llockwell has ] no Interest lr this bill ,
he S3js , beyond the .benefit which woulC
accrue'to ' the government and pensioners by
Us adoption. He .thinks the pension roll
is becoming a greater , incubus upon the
treasury each year and thai sooner or later
something must IbeJ dpno with It. Ho be
lieves thte Idea in -prcat measure will
relieve the strain. While viewing his plan
in a favorable light , Mr. Rockwell admits
that It Is opep for , discussion and Invites
criticism. , . . . .
WKKKLY I ACl\Vnt/HOl'Sn } OUTPUT
' - _ -rtf
WchU-rn Klllln&v "lixoi-pil TJitur-
CINCINNATI , .Pcbl. 22. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Price Currcnt''sys : Thera Is a con-
tlnue-1 liberal .marketing of hogs. Western
killings arc 530,008 bead , compared v. Ith
520,000 head the preceding week and 503,000
head -for 'the correspondilg time last year.
From November 1 tha total Is 3.593,000 head ,
against 2SC3,000 head a year ago. Promi
nent places compare as follows :
Cities. 1S97. 1S05.
Chicago . 1,263.000 ! > 70. < X
Kansas City . , . NK.OOO 590.0,0
Omalm . 223.COO 17S.OOO
St l ouin . 2-1G.OOO 173.0.X )
Indianapolis . 207ftX > 139000
Cincinnati . 141.0M 115.0M
Milwaukee . . .f. . 5Zl.V 131.0JO
Cleveland . 77.000 7C.OW
Ottumwa . 104.CW ) S4.WO
Cedar Haplds . 72,000 73.OT )
Sioux City . 60,000 400M
St. Joseph . 72.003 34.0M
I.tint Illtcs \VnNliiiifcloii Hr-iin
CHICAGO , Dec. 22. Funeral services over-
the remains of Washington Heslng , ex-
postmaster of Chicago and editor-ln-chlef
of the Illinois Staats Zeltuns. were held
today at the Cathedral of the Holy Name ,
Superior and State streets. Previous to the
public funeral at the cathedral private serv
ices were held at theresidence , S33 Michigan
avenue. At the house Wllhulm rtapp of the
Staats } ZeltunK delivered a brief com
memorative address and was followed by
United States Ssnator William. U. Mason
and others In . hort .tajks. After the serv
ices at the residence the funeral procession
was formed , and the remains were escorted
to the cathedral , wliero high mass was
celebrated and a funeral sermon preached
by Rev. Nathan J. Mooncy. Intermnt was
at St. lUoniface cemetery.
UnrrlMiii May Bo to X - v Yurie.
CHICAGO , Dee. 22 , Mayor Harrison may
go east to attend the civic parade 'and
carnival New Year's eve In honor of the
nlr and rich tbnrrr'i
& 0ror91 ! > > * D L iri
SEEING STAKS ,
after the manner rJrpvoUotl by the play
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tory wny of lielplutfayour eyesight I.s tj
avail yourself of dhuircsouruesof a competent -
potent optician. We examine tie ! t-ycs
free of charge. KPlort the proper glasses
for you and furrilsU1 them at very rea
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Wtun Jariet of aclentUij aiperU npreuntlnv th. liijh.
Mtderelopmant of m dlcalur < clioeaDdlb.thouundi
ot tuaann reli Mj.au utunlmoiwlr decide UUNHUN'B
IU t.it foroui PlMUr. juu ktr. th. .01111 guarantee
tb./.lll ralwia ( b * alliouiUfv "btch ttaer at. rao-
orouj.Ddud , oh.lher Hciatira , Luroljaso , Dackacba.
NuwuUr lUi.umitlnu. J'i urnj , J'D unjonU , Otter
Luni and Cheat IJiHiculilM. Kidntr ABeclIaua , ate.
The only efllclently medicated ' '
and ext.rua ] nuaadorthr o ( oonfidar
Aaut upon a\ " - - -
Inauguration ot the otnclnta of Greater
New York , In case the rnnyor Ismable
to attend ho will send n delegation of city
CtJIlAX ( JOKS TO T1I15 PKVtTUXTlAlir.
I'oi IIIIT Attnclic of ( iitntrr' Ann ) Con-
vlotcil of Ktiilipczlrnifiit.
DENVER. Colo. , Dec. 22. A special to th
New * from S nt "Fc , N. M. , says : Dr. Carlos
( Ivcra , an cdueatod Cuban formerly Qonnectcj
with the Oomez army , was brought htro
rm Sooorro today and turned over to the
pcaltcntl&ry authorities on a sentence ot
eighteen months for ombezrlemmt. While
teaching school near Magdalcna ho was en
trusted with the delivery of a riiDck for
$200 , He endorsed the note , got the money
nd attempted to lca\o the county. River *
abandoned the Cuban army , wherein he
served as a. iihyslclcn. and came hero be
cause ot pulmonary trouble.
I'rpf TN tilt'U'lilntT'n Third.
CHICAGO , l > cc. 22. Mrs. AURUsln S. nil-
llnK ? . widow of the Into Albert M. HllllnR-5 ,
the millionaire banker nnd capitalist , has
renounced the provision of her htuband'n
uii : so far ns It relates to her nnd hns
nrcti'il ; to tnVe the share of the estnte nl-
lotted to her by Inw. It IB rnlil the < ! trfcr-
enc In we Income to Mrs , Hillings will bt-
very fllitht. her rensonH for the action
bolnc the desire of the heir. * t3 Improve n
InrRc portion of the rtnl property bcloiiR-
lnp to the estnte. Mr , UllllnR * ' estate wns
estimated at the time of his ilrnth at J2-
OOO.tOO. Since then , ( however , much real nnrt
personal jtroperty In other states has been
Inventoried , bringing- the total value of the
o nte. It Is said , up to nbout JT.OOaOOO. Mrs
Hillings * share will amount to somcthlnr
over JittHi.OCO and will give her commanfl
of the ready money necessary for use It
the contemplated Improvermnts.
Triiltilncr Slilp Cnmiilftcx lt CruUo.
NEW YOr.K. Dec. 22. The I'nltea Stnte ?
training ship Alliance passed In at Sandy
Hook enrly today. This llnlshes n long
cruise for the Alliance , It left Newport , It.
I. , Junn 26 , with a full complement of np
prentices and the first port visited wri"
Southamp/on , where It arrived July 27 , after
which It proceeded to Cherbourg , Gibraltar
Madeira , the Azores nnd St. Thomas In Hi'
West Indies and spent a short time In cacl
Snfc Itluvrcr * MnUc n llnul.
KANSAS C1TV , Dec :2. A special to th
Star says the safe of C.V. . Aatle , a mei
ciinnl of Haven , Kan. , was b'.own open lns >
night nnd It Is believed n considerable PUI
of money secured. Astle declines to sta
tbo amount. The robbers piled sacks o.
Hour on the safe to dendin the nolt.e of
the explosion. The stock and fixtures were
considerably damaged. Three Wichita men
Ciuititlii SU'lt with the Kovpr.
NEW YOUK , Dec. 2.-The . steamer Sara-
IcKitl , from Mexican ports via Havana ,
reaced Quarantine this moinlm ? with Its
master. Captain E. I' . IJuek , very 111. puffer-
Irig from fever , which he contracted while
the vessel was lyliiK at Havana. His condi
tion Isrlticnl. . H was sent to Swinburne
Island Hiospltal. The ship will be disin
fected nnd will proceed to Its dock.
Convlt't < luAsslNtnnt Cimlilrr.
DENVER.Dec. . . 22. Charles ICunzmlller ,
Jr. , the assistant cashier , and the lowest
of the three officials of the defunct Ger
man National bank , who were Indicted for
making falcc reports to the comptroller of
the currency and of.er actions In violation
of the banking laws , was found guilty by a
jury ! n the United States district court.
lilt lie Carter Harrison li > MfiniihlH.
MEMPHIS , Tenn. , Dec. 22.-The demo
cratic executive committee of the city of
Memphis today extended an invitation to
Hon. Carter II. Harrison , m < iyor of Chicago ,
anJ the Cook county M.irchlnpr club , to
take part In a democratic rally here Janu
ary 3 , In the Interest of the nominees of tie
party for municipal ofllces.
Vtliint > lr Hvprt'fiH i'lteUnKi * .MiKxiiiKT.
ATLANTA , Ga. , Dec , 22. A special to the
Constitution from Columbia , S. C. , says :
A package containing $10,000 was stolen from
the Southern express office of this city
s&Tne time this'week , and there Is now In
the city erie of the best ecret service men
on the pay roll of the express company and
t.ie Plnkertons ,
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The important advances in ordnance , coast defence , and other mat
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and illustration. The work of our army officers as guardians of our
great national parks and forest preserves , and the way in which Uncle
Sam takes care of his demented sailors and soldiers , will he highly
interesting features. The issue for Dec. 8 contains an important
illustrated article on the Harbor Defences of New York.
There will be thoughtful reviews of important productions in
ARCHITECTURE , SCULPTURE , AND PAINTING
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