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THE OMAHA DAILY .DEE: SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1007.
STRAWBERRIES TO PRESERVE
Boris Fmii Cenr
palcm Isr'.y li tin Tsar.
TtN CENTS A QUART DURING THE WEHK
Haw Gardea Its Imrtt aad High la
Price, with Re Proseeet of aa
a tha Mark.
Preserving strawberries In April may
IK) u nd a bit Ilk rushing the season, but
that la exactly what many Omaha house
keepers har dona tnia wsek. To ba aura
they coat mora now, but tha women figure
they can afford to pay a llttla mora now
and get them out of tha way rather than j
ta wait for auah a llttla difference la price
until the weather la warm and there ta
other fruit to put up. Flenty of berries
tha early part of tha waek ware selling at
10 cente a box and tha woman who wat-hea
tha market will have plenty more such
.While the cold weather may hava done
extensive mlschlsf with aoma of tha straw
barry crop, beautiful berries aold at 11H
and IS centa a scent quart bos Friday
raornlng. The first carload of Arkansas
-berrtea came In last Tuesday and two
mora carloads hava arrived alnce. An
other carload came from Texas Friday
morning, and these hava to ba disposed of,
so very reasonable prices may be expeoted
for a few daya.
' Much of tha new garden a tuff haa been
scarce and high for a week or mora, par
ticularly beeta, turnipa and root things.
Fresh shipments are coming In now, how
ever, and better things at better prices
may be expected. New potatoes are scarce
and hava .been for two weeks and are sell
ing higher than they did a month ago.
Ten cents a pound straight haa been the
price for two weeka, while previous to
that they sold three pounds for 28 cents.
The Bermudas have furnished tha 'sulk of
the aupply ao far, and Florida haa con
tributed soma. Louisiana will begin ship
ping In about two weeks, and then better
things may be expected. New potatoes cost
mora than double the standard brands, aa
they have to ba raised with heat In aeml
loam and, aandy sail. Old potatoes sail
from 76 cents to II a bushel.
Cauliflower has been out of the market
for mora than two weeka and need not be
expected for another fortnight. It Is be
tween seasons for this vegetable and thero
will ba no more until the new crop comes
Wax and green beans cost 10 cents a
quart and new peas 16 cents a quart.
There Is a decided Improvement In tha
peas, but the aupply la limited. Green pep
pers are mora plentiful and only 6 cents
each this week, also an Improvement over
the" prices for a while back. Dwarf rhu
barb, tender little short stalks. Is In and
aells three bunches for I cents. Oyster
plant la 10 cents a bunch and nloe what
there Is of It. It has been out of tha mar
ket for a while.
Creamery butter, which haa sold at
cents all week, raised to S3 cents Friday
morning. Tha fluctuation In the price of
creamery butter will not ba of so much
consequeno from now on, however, aa tha
dairy and country butter la coming In and
tha better grades of thas are quits tha
equal of any of tha beat branda of cream
ery. Tha best dairy butter brought IS and
IT cents a pound Friday morning. There
Is plenty of It in market If housekeepers
will just look for it
' Eggs hava also advanced a llttla since
Thursday, tha best selling from U to 10
cents a dozen.
Chickens ara being told minus the feath
ers only Just now, and they bring it cents
a pound. Bquabe sell from. 35 to 60 oents
each, acoordlng to slse and broilers at 60
cents each. Qeeae are not to ba had.
Ducks, such as they are, sell fpr it cents
a pound, and turkeys for 2t oents a pound.
Fish Is a disappointment to all who In
spect the assortment, which Is decidedly
limited. It may be a comfort to aome,
however, to know that the-, local market
to as well off aa any other In this re
spect The advance In the wholesale price of
canned meats will not affect the retail
price materially for a few weeks. Most of
tha lorger dealers still hava a considerable
part of tha winter stock on hand and will
sontlnue to dispose of It at tha same
ROMANCE OF THE GOLD MINE
nighty Haiatt of Preeloao Metal
PreT.i Irrest.tlble Wlthla
Mora romance, mora wealth and more
olltlcal power came out of the Comatock
lhan any other mine on this continent
Whan over 1000.000.000 In silver, tha making
if a large number of noted millionaires.
half a doxen senators and a couple of
trunk tine railroads had been extracted
from that .wonderful lode It waa flooded.
For years It hss been Impossible to work
at tha great depth to which tha ahafta had
been sunk, owing to tha Inrush of water.
And during all thla time there have) been
Innumerable but fruitless schemes to drain
WHEAT FLAKE CELERY
. . . .
By recent scientific experi
. ments, Dr. Price, the famous
r food expert, has recently pro
duced a Wheat Flake Celery
t Food, which is highly nutritious,
easy of digestion, and a most
delicious every day food for all
10 ctnts a packag.
rr sals by all Qro.ra
YOU CAN RENT
ANY MAKE FOB
Exchsnga Typewriter Co.
1S22 FARNAM STS.
PUane Iof. W74. Omaha, Ken.
Vxiiuigiii . . nil i i ii -
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Tiic Langc Grocery Co.
The Grocer. Butcher and Baker
The Low Price Maker.
Best Granulated Sugar, It lbs $1.00
lnirlty Klour, per sack 99
Fancy Jap Rice, per pound Bo
Three pkgs. I. B. C. Biscuits for lOo
Fancy Corn, per can So
Karly June Peas, per can So
Baked Beans, l-lb. can So
Gelatine, per pkg , Bo
Fweet Plckle per do Bo
Fancy Prunes, per lb So
Fancy Creamery Butter, per lb. ..too
Fresh Eggs, per dos 16o
Laundry Soap, 11 bars for 85o
. We Deliver Anywhere
The Laiftge Grocery Co.
Telephone Dong. 1530.
210 North Sixteenth Street
We take special care In the selection of all our meats bought in
large quantities at lowest market prices we are able tar make prices
much more reasonable than smaller markets can afford to quote,
v Our beef Is all from cornfed native steers tender, Juicy and
Poultry is all home raised; preserved by approved sanitary methods.
The largest stock of meats in Omaha just what you want not
what the dealer happens to have.
REMEMBER THE ADDRESS
210 North Sixteenth St.
Telephones j Dou,as 2899
Standard Tomato, 3 lb. can....Qt
Ritter's Concentrated 8onp, ;per can.
at A.. 7H
Walter Raker's Cocoa, V lb. tin 230
Linton's Tea, lb. tin.. 204
Colman's Mnstard, 1 lb. tin 48s?
00c Cndahy's Bef Extract 38
BOc Armour's Reef Extract 385
Ir-norttl I'anieinbert Cheese, per box.
EXPONENTS OF GOOD LtVTNQ
28th a.nd FarnavVn Sis.
the mine so that tha Immensely rich vein
of metal might reaume Ha former bualness
of producing millionaires. Now It Is as
serted rather positively In dispatches from
Virginia City that tha tunnels are nearly
finished, that the labyrinth of excavations
will be tapped, that the water Is drawn off
and that mining can soon ba recommenced.
8 1 nee the Comatock, Ilka a mighty mag
net, drew hordes of fortune hunters to
Nevada, that state had little to recom
mend it until a couple of years ago. Then
that grlxsled projector, Jim Butler, struck
his pick Into a marvelously rich rock at
Tonopah, and It waa the signal for a new
stampede to the desert state.
The present generation only has a vivid
remembrance of two former mining fevers.
One wss when the great strikes were made
at Cripple Creek and tha other when tha
first strange tales came down from tha
Klondike. - Both the Colorado fields and
the Alaskan mines have mors than made
good all tha exuberant promises made for
them. Soma of tha newer mlnea In Nevada
how aeem aulte as likely to justify the
faith which napltallaw and small investors
are putting In them. Tha etate'a population
has nearly doubled In sis years, millions
of outside money hava been sent there to
develop mines, from soma of which streams
"" " snver ara now pouring ronn. .
The precious metal fever is a disease
totally different from the stock markat
.. r. ..ukh viciim. mors siuo-
bornly and It lasts until soms great crash
cornea to cure It as a panic In seourltlcs
sobers those who dream of making fortunes
on a Utile tnargln.-Phlladelphla Press.
Hasinas of a ' Crnle.
Don't pawn your gun to buy ammunition.
A warm friend la the kind to freesa on
The matchmaker is often disguised as a
Fate Is the scapegoat on which we blame
Kven the critic is not Infallible. A
tan t alwaya well done.
lnAlot-sU one'ofthem1111""' " b'n ' "cr ' th ame rul" ma' "PP1
It doesn't require a college education to i P1"1" living with an abundance of starchy
make fouls of some young men,
mosi ratners try to brtn
ng up their chll-
dren ln the way they should hava i.ma
Faint neart ne'er wins fair lady, but for
that matter neither does a faint bank ac
count There are lots of good points about I
man we never suspect till ws read his
When a woman Is Ul she always looks
as though she feels worse than she feels
When a woman has a presentiment that
something terrible is going to happen and
it aoesn c ane is terrmi
y put out about it.
No woman feela that she Is old enoua-h
to navs ner ags gurssea at. New
Tha man with ths long hair and ths cow
boy hat stuck his had Inside tha
ine inns cigar store.
"Do you own this welghln' machine out
in front of your shebang?" ha Inquired.
"No, sit ;" said tha proprietor. "What 'a
the matter with Itr' '
"It a a holdup game. I stepped on It,
dropped my eoln In the slot and I didn't
ft-t any action. I want to find the chao
hat owra It." . "
"Tou II have a hard time finding him.
It's esrnxd ty a trust."
The mau with the cowboy hat went back
to ths machine, touk out his revolver, and
Arrd six holes threush tbs dial.
"I reckon that maioe us about even," hs
said, replacing Ma shooting Iron and walk.
Ing on. "I don't keer a durn for the coin,
but aoihln' that atanda on and kin play a
bunko geuis on me and get more'n aa even
break out n it" Chicago Tribune.
Fresh Leaf Lard, 11 lbs. for.... 91.00
Bklnn-d llama, per lb. 13c
Hamtrger, our own make,' lb..... Bo
Rib Roast, per lb., 10c and. ...... .Bo
Fresh Bread, per loaf . . .' 3o
Cooklee, all kinds, par dos....- 0
Fresh Pies, each Bo
Two-layer Cakes, each ISo
Threes-layer Cakes, each ......... S4o
24th and Coming Streets.
. For Indigestion and Dyspepsia
Made Only By
ESTILL A L FFAnCaleress
Telephone Douglaa 3006.
FAT AND LEAN AND FODDER
rffeot of latine on Fleih According, to
Corns Eo'entifh Gents.
PORK CHOPS AND FfUEl APPLES GOCD
Mrs. Pro video. Has Tempting; Proposal
far Those Who Partake of
Her Weekly Basket of
"Bhe came home from the sanitarium
after a six months' course and was going
to fatten me up and reduce Dr. Zee s
avoirdupois forthwith," aald Dr. Aye.
"And aha didn't do It?"
"No, not at all."
"Perhaps you did not follow her direc
tions?" "We did, absolutely. Ate no animal food
of any kind not even butter, bought loads
of the sanitarium nut and grain foods and
used them as she directed."
"But fof-kow long?"
"Oh, several montha"
And so he concluded because there was
not at ones a double transformation scene.
In which the thin Dr. Aye put on flesh
and tha fleshy Dr. Zee took off the same,
that the sanitarium was not doing anything
and ita methods were not good.
Way Wa Get Fat.
Dr. Wiley, chief of the bureau of chemls-
. , ,K: t, . , A,.,i..,r
I tr . of the nnartment of Agriculture.
I recognlled a. the j,adlng authority In the
( Unlte(, 8taUll upon iuhJect, reiatlng to the
nutrltlve yaluea of foods, says "the Heah
, forrnlnf haDic when not congenital. Is usu
ally due to the fact that
youth and active life eats
tity of food necessary to growth and sus-
tanance and then when maturity is reached
keeps up the habit of eating after the body
demands less. Borne forms of food tend
lO proauce rai more rapia.y man uiuer..
namely, ths starches and sugars, hence a I
restriction ln the quantity of potatoea, rice
and other starch foods Is advisable. Ths
opposlts conditions often prevail and wa
havs pathogenic conditions of leanness.
foods, In which potatoes, rice and similar
foods, together with sugars, are given im
portant parts. At the same time a proper
degree of exerclsa to keep all the organs
of ths body In normal physical condition
should be taken. Thinness Is much to be
preferred to fullness and Is entirely com
patible with good health, long Ufa, hard
thinking and hard work."
Habit Is Master.
"When not congenital" ahould be specially
noted. Perhaps ln the case of thess two , rrovlslorawere simply enormous ln price,
physicians of such varying results there Here are Jurt a few Instances: In February
waa the congenital habit of parenta and ! a ham weighing fifty pounds sold for ex
grandparents added to the habit person- i actly tiiO. or at the rata cf lit a pound,
ally oontlnuod, and thy expeoted to over- Flour was at 1300 a barrel,
come that habit of several generation in Fresh fish retailed all over at to a pound.
two or three months and reverse their oon,-
stltutlonal habit to put on fleah or to laok
it formed by stow surrendering te wrong
habit for several generations.
"Ths trouble is that long after the body
demands less food" fcecaute It has been
built tfi Its proper proportions and now
needs t-nly a small amount to repair wasts
'people, because cf the pleasure they
find In eating or from habit or lndlffer-
snce, continue to maintais the rations of
youngar days. The result is that ths nu
trition in exoess of that demand to main-
j tain the syatern is piled up aa a surplus
in vue iorm or tat. ana wis surplus fat.
KT IS IF
cl H ITU 3
(TOSMEILT W. X. BtoBBATXB)
Bottled in Bond.
Today, Only Q1. 00 Full Quart
Nlr.e-j ear-old Mercantile Club Rye, par gallon 93.00
California I ortv Sherries. Angelicas, Muscatela, per quart, 75c, 60o and 3So
Concord Home Made Grape Wins, per gallon 91.00
We give Green Trading Stamps.
Th. QuaMty ,,or. CACKLEY BROS.
Bellble Xaqaor Merchants. 181 Worth 16th
Special Pricr, per pound,
SATURDAY, . . .
Tou know what Taffy Is you know
how good It can be; you know how
delicious black walnut goodlos are,
but you can't Imagine how deliriously
good our Black Walnut Taffy Is until
you hava tasted It. It is made prin
cipally from pure plantation mo
lasses, cane sugar and fresh black
walnut meats. There is something
almost Irresistible about our black
walnut taffy and every time we have
offered It as a special the supply has
been Insufficient to last the day out.
Come early Saturday. It la our orig
inal black walnut taffy and sells reg
ularly for 400. Special for :Oe
Saturday only at. per pound.. i3C
151820 F.rnam Street
Ilka fuel crowded Into the furnace, la not
conducive to the beat results and is. In
fact, absolutely injurious."
But Dr. Wiley gives comfort to his thin
readers who would be glad to put on a lit
tle fat for appearance sake: "The thing to
ba feared in advancing years Is not thin
ness, but the development of fat, and as
long as a thin person Is In good health and
Is able to do his work, enjoy his meals and
not frighten his friends ha ought to be sat
isfied." Pork Chops ana Pried Apples...
Just before tlie cold days vanish and
warm weather sets In Mrs. Provldem ln
dulges once or twice In a little pork In the
form of pork chops sorved with apples fried
In deep fat, and then for a rweet dish she
puts In her basket a couple of pounds of a
very fine quality of dried pears she has dis
covered, adds a few macaroons and some
cf that fine rice Nhat comes in the native
Don't fry your chops If you can possibly
broil them, and do the latter as quickly
as possible, for they must not lose their
fat any more than Is necessary, and yet
pork must be well cooked; never eat It
rare. Arrange them around a mound of
mashed potatoes and at their base put a
ring of fried apples.
r'rlcd Apples: Have perfectly sound fruit,
peel and core them, cut In Inch wide cir
cles and drop a few at a time In deep fat
that Is Just hot enough so they will bubble
well; when they rise to the top, remove and
plr.nge for a minute In another small ket
tle of fat aa hot as possible without being
burned, and they will puff up very light;
drain them quickly on brown paper, ar
range round the chops and servs at once.
StonVd Stewed Pears.
Stuffed Stewed Pearsr Soak the drtod
pears over night after having poured over
them quickly boiling water and then wash
them in several cold waters. Let there be
water enough so that they are Just covsred
with It when you cook them the next
morning, and let them simmer very slowly
until tender; then add what sugar la neces
sary to make a sweet syrup; bell them up
Just ones and let them stand a day In this
syrup. Fit two halves togsther and fasten
them with toothpicks, filling the centers
with the macaroons crumbled rather tins.
Boll down the syrup, roll the pears in the
macaroons and then In tha sti-ud. maklna a
' rt of ,,., ov thm Bol, . cn
I . . ' ' I.' . ".. ?p . .
nee in two cups or mnic m tne aouoie i a foot thick. But the monster of tomorrow
boiler until tender, put In a tablespoon of j wm mount half a score, for this Is the era
butter and gently fork It over until the of the blg-gun-blg-ehlp. oa typified by the
butter is absorbed, mound the rice in the British Dreadnsught, the Japanese Bat
center of a pretty dish, put the pears In a j auma and our own two monsters about to
circle round the base, pour sweetened, , be laid down.
whipped cream over the top of the pyramid,
, ,h. r.mndr of fh. mvrun . th.
I cream an(j ,erVe
Re(, cMm, Salad: Shred some red
- c,bbaga very flne and let ,tan(l ln col(1
water for an nour tnen draln on a cIotn;
cut up a little celery and add to It Just
enough to give a flavor; put ln a salad bowl
and pour over It a dressing made of a
beaten egg. three tablespoons of oil or
melted butter, two of vinegar, a saltspoon
of salt, a bit of paprika and a very little
mustard; lot atand for half an hour before
WAr PRICES DOWN. SOUTH
Recollection of the Time Whea the
Neeessarlea of Life Cost a
rile af Money.
In lStiS an ounce of quinine could not be
purchased for leas than S1.7U0 In the south.
' and ordinary meal was at 150 a bushel,
'Those who lived In boarding houses paid
from $300 to $300 a month. White beans
retailed at ITS a buehel. Tea went for any-
i thing from fj a pound to ISO. and coffee In
j a like ratio.
The most ordinary brown sugar was sold
! for 110 a pound. Ordinary adamantine
candles were sold for tlO a pound. In a
cafe, breakfast was ordinarily 10. In
! April sugar went to to a harrel and
articles of wearine apparel" sold, coats at
$n, trousers st $100 snd boots at $3A
Butter, wss US a pound. Potatoes went
for $t a quart. TomaUes of the size of a
St., Opposlts F. O. Phone. Bong. 1148
Excelsior Flour $1.00
We guarantee this Flour to give you
full and entire satisfaction and to
be equal to any ef the high grade
brands sold en the market or your
money back. Special price Satur
day only 4$ pound sack, j QQ
CORK An extra good Iowa pack,
tender and young, splendid value
at 10c. Saturday's price, OCj
four cans for ..06
Eeaa Strictly fresh, large f
size and clean, per dosen. ..... IDC
COCIIIS Our own make, fresh and
crisp, good assortment, regular ISo
quality, Saturday, per fj
Only two doren to a customer.
Everything fresh, clean, sweet and
Inviting. F'anry native veal, tondr
young lamb. Extra fancy corn fed
ster beef, all at prices askel by
others , for quality we would not
Boms Made Pork Sausage, per A
White Cakes, three-layer. Cheapnxns
In rrloe only, excellence In Jft
quality, each C
Johnson -GoodiRtt Co.
20th and Lake St.
Orooerles, Keats and Bakery.
walnut sold for 120 a doxen. Chickens
varied from 33 to 60 a pair.
Tha prices on the bill of fare of the Rich
mond restaurant la January, 1864, were:
Soup, 11.60; bread and butter, $1.50; roast
beef, a plate, 13; boiled eggs, $2; ham and
eggs, J3.50; rock fish, a plate, f; fried
oysters, a plate, 5, raw oysters, S3; fresh
milk, a glass, $2; coffee, a cup, $3; tea, a
cup, t . -
These figures ara taken from various
sources and have the virtue of accuracy, if
nothing else. Always waa present the fear
of famine, and time and time again- did
the soldiers donate a portion of their
rations, taken from their apportionment In
the field, to relieve the pressing necessities.
The shrinkage of the ' currency was of
course responsible, and soma idea may be
gathered from a story that went the rounds
at the time. A soldier galloped along a
country road and a farmer leaning over a
fence admired the animal. Ha called to
the trooper, offering to buy the horse:
"Give you ,000 for him, Johnny," he
"Not much, old man. I Just paid 115,000
to have him shod," was the reply. Spars
BIG GUNS FOR BIG SHIPS
The 12-Inch Peacemaker, Its Great
Power and Coat of Making; '
According to the now famous letter of
President Roouevelt to Chairman Foss of
the house committee on naval affairs, big
gura, and plenty of them. Is the ast word
Ijj naval matters and that from Great
Britain and Japan, powers uniquely quali
fied to set the fashion. ' And, after all, what
Is a giant warship but a sort of marine
motor car to carry and discbarge these
Our two new big ships arc to cost 110,
000,000 each, and H.OOO.OUO a year to keep in
active commission. For they will be war
ships with an overwhelming broadside of
aix tons' weight of metal per minute, not
counting the furious hailstorms from minor
Many centurica of research ir.to the "acl
ence of slaughter" have gone to make the
13-lnch naval rifle of today which Is to de
cide the dispute of nations. Considered
I merely a a forcible argument, It may be
j truly said to be the world's last word; only
nu.nHfv nrtt nimtltv on Vi ImtwnvA
, ThflM lln- thBn. ,h. ...,n,,hv.; ,
nations that seek to uphold their prestige
on the seii, and at present an Ironclad of
the first clnss the "'capital ship" of the
: h. .w.
, ' " voir-
In barbettes -protected by Krupp armour
Our 12-lneh gun's power Is almost beyond
conception. Weighing sixty tons. It will
hurl a sfinrp-nosed armor-plorclng projec
tile, heavy aa five or six big men put
together, a distance of twenty miles. And
the muzzle velocity la so great that If it
were maintained the great S50-pound shell
would encircle the globe between dawn
and dunk and reach the moon In Ave days!
Arrested early In flight, the projectile,
propelled by Its chsrge of 2M pounds of
nltro-rellulose compound, will pass through
forty-five Inches of tough wrought Iron ss
though It were piper. But as each shot
costs (750, even mere target prsctlce with
such a gun will fairly eat up the nation's
money. Work the Ave pairs at top speed,
and it will take IX, WO a minute to feed
their ponderous maws, quite apart from the
terrlflo wear and tear on great weapons
that cost $50,000 each.
But surely the mere casting and forging
of these guns Is labor for Vulcan's own
workshop. At Krupp's, In Essen, an army
of 10,000, fed with coal and iron from vast
private mlnea, turn out englnea of destruc
tion by ths thousand. There are another
12,000 men at Ixrd Armstrong's works In
the north of England, besides an aggre
gate of 40,000 more ln the titanic govern
ment forges of Orent Britain. France. Ger
many, Austria. Italy. . Japan, and Russia,
and these thousands are quite apart from
armor plate makers and builders of battle
ships. Last, though by no sneans least, we our
selves keep 6.000 men forging Mr. Roose
velt s "big sticks" In the Immense navy
yard on the Potomac, where you will see
one great gunahop more than 1,0X) feet In
length. New York Times. '
If you have anything to trade advertise
It ln the For Exchange columns of The
Ueo Want Ad page.
SCARFACE, INDIAN HUNTER
Iroqoots Chiefs Adrsatnrs with a Betr
Wins Elm a Kama,
I0YK00D FIGHT BRINGS MANHOOD HONOR
Ufa trddly Raelaagrevea hy ftrvaklae;
Throngh a Hallew nut While
Chaalaa; a Pear Caaght
la m Treetep.
MONTRBAI April I. One of the most
Interesting Indians In the prevlnoe of Que
bec la Chief Bcarface, an Iroquois, .who Is
passing his declining years en the Caughna
waga reservation. His real name is a
musical Iroquois word which sounds like
Tanenrison and which the Indians say
means "the shining through the leaves."
Tradition has It that Tanenrison was born
during daylight, when his mother was on a
Journey through the. forest, and that the
glinting ef sunlight on the (ullage above
her struck her as the most significant thing
In connection with his birth. On the gov
ernment roll he Is known as plain Tom
Williams, but nobody ever addresses him
thus, unless It be the Indian agent, his
fellow tribesmen forgot Tanenrison long
years ago, and all his friends, red and
white alike, call him Scarfaoe, in reeog
nltlon of one of hie earliest hunting ad
It was In the nineteenth summer that he
came tnto collision with a huge bear. The
bey had the first play and shot so true that
the animal staggered and fell on Ita elds.
Inexperience then led the redskin Into
peril. Supposing the animal to be dead,
he dropped his rifle and ran up to the car
cass Intent en flaying It, but Just as he
came alongside the bear decided to play
the game out and put his hugging ma
chine at work before the young Indian
knew what was happening.
His Kame Wan The.
How the bey managed to get the better
ef the bear he haa never been able to say.
A wandering hunter found both uncon
scious several hours later. The bear was
dead and the boy leaked It
His garments were In shreds, and ee.wai
his face, but his heart waa still at work
and the hunter carried htm heme. It waa
supposed that he would be blind If he re
covered, but the youngster disappointed
all prognostications, and the only perma
nent effects of his adventure were the deep
red furrows across his cheeks that sug
gested the name he has alnce borne.
The episode effected no diminution In
Bcarface's arder as a hunter, though it
may have Instilled caution. He haa chased
game all Over the continent. Incidentally
staying so long with the Bloux and OJlb
waye that he learned both languages.
Comparatively late In life he came Into
contact with civilisation and learned to
speak French and English. Hs is there
fore conversant with five languages, speak.
Ing all, but ' reading none, an accomplish
ment that Is wholly significant only when
It Is known that' thsre Is much less in com
mon between Iroquois and Sioux or OJIb
way than there is between French and
The old man 'has not only seen about all
there is to see in America, but his restless
spirit and appreciation of strange sights
Induoed him to pay a visit to England as
a member of a show company. Before
taking this venturesome Journey his mind
had to be set at eaae concerning a tradition
current among his people.
Weald Not Cross the Sea.
"We understand," he said to the enter
prising showman who held out the tempting
bait "that people who cross the bitter sea
become very sick with the waves. I know
what that Is. I have seen litm en Superior
and Huron, but the bitter sea is bigger
than Superior and Huron and Michigan
together. Bo people say. I must believe
It But we understand that If people get
sick on the bitter sea and do not get well
In three days the sailors throw them over
board." The showman knew Indians well enough
to refrain from scouting this tradition. If
he had laughed and denied the truth the
Irdlans would not have' believed htm. He
admitted guardedly that he had not heard
of the tragic custom, tbeugh he had crossed
the sea many times.
. "I am going to pay the steamship com
pany a great deal of money to take you
across," he said, ' and that will give me
great Influence with the sailors. I shall
travel on the same ship, and will pledge
my word that no alck Indian shall be
This satisfied Bcarface, but his squaw,
a lively dame, said to be a little older than
her husband, had another objection. Aa
she speaks but a few words of English, her
fears were made known through an inter
prets. Mrs. Searfaee Is Tboagbtfal.
Mrs. Bcarface had learned that England
waa a very small country, and that there
were a great many people there, many
more than In all Canada; she feared that If
a large party of Indiana should be taken
over there would not be room for them.
While the showman waa considering how
he ahould meet this objection the Indians
talked It over among themselves. ' Thsre
were a boot fifty In the council, as they
term any gathering for other than social
or religious purposes, and at length Bcar
face announced that the objection was
"We think it Is true that there are many
people in England arid there is not much
land there," he said, "but ws have seen
steamboats bring Englishmen to Montreal
every week, sometimes two or three boats
a week. Bo we think that as many people
ceme away from England as go to It, and
that those who oome away wilt make room
With the approach of every spring ar
faoe feels the promptings of the ancient
wild life. There la food enough at the
tracer s stare ou Uia reservation and If
Bcarface hae no -cash he has credit for he
does not know what dishonesty la; but
acoordlng to tradition the ImlUn'e larder
should be well nigh empty and ha should
go forth to seek the deer when the sun
has warmed the enow sufficiently for the
night to build a hard crust on It
Adveatarc- with a Deer.
The Inherited habit of hunting at thla
season, to say nothing of his necessary
habit when he was a young man, impels
Bcarface to mend his snowshoee and travel
to the net distant regions where red derr
and caribou are still abundant And so It
came about that he had another adventure,
quits equalling that with the bear in peril
to himself, but wholly novel and probably
unique in the annals of the chase.
He naa come upon tne track of the deer
and was pursuing it In the old time fashion
which meane that there waa a contest of
endurance between man and beast .The
fleet animal was running a race agalnat
the comparatively slow human, and the
animal had a long start, miles maybe, but
the crust at almost every step and the icy
edges lacerated Its legs, causing the blood
to flow and thus enhancing the exhaustion
due to incessant running.
Behind came the Indian gliding confi
dently oa his broad shoes, serenely biding
the time when his tired quarry would atop
and wait the merciful bullet to end its)
misery and terror.
The chase had been on for many hours)
and Bcarface was beginning te think that
a sight ef the deer was about due when the
trail brought him to an extensive cleared
region. A little way In front of him was a
hillock around which the deer tracks led.
but frem the tep ef which Bcarface thought
he might eee the animal and try e long
Bo he left the trail when It turned to
avoid the sharp rise and went Instead
straight Up the hillock. He had come
almost to the top when one of his shoe
caught en what he supposed to be a bush
protruding slightly from the snow and
he fell face dawn with such force as ta
break the crust.
Then, Instead ef coming te rest lit the
drift and wallowing until he regained . hi
footing he continued te fall. He beard
hie rifle, which bad slipped frem his hand,
humping against things somewhere below
him. His snewshoes, entangled with what
had tripped him, Impeded his descent - and
eventually stepped It entirely, whereupon
Bcarface found himself hanging by the
toes, head dewn like a trapess performer
and unable to get further la any direo
There was ne mystery about his situation
and no doubt abent his extreme peril.
The hillock was a huge drift formed over
a fallen tree. Bcarface had tripped on a
branch protruding frem the snow twenty
Ave er thirty feet above the greund.
At the top of the almost hollow hill thug
formed the snsw was thin, hardly deeper
than the crust itself, and but for the broad
shoee the Indian would have broken
through and gone bumping against the
tuee branchee until he landed on - the
ground, but the shoes caught en the
branches and held.
Haw He Escaped.
As Scarfaoe tells the story I "I grab- a
branch and try te pull my feet free,. tout
no use. They up there to stay and . my
head begin feel dissy.
"I think hew blmeby the snow melt and
the crows oome, and that don't make m
feel good. I don't know how I - get out,
and think I been orexy one minute,
p'r'aps two, fer I shake that tree aa If I
oould tear it to pieces, but nothing happen
exceot I sot dlzxleiv and than iuat In tlm
I think me .fool man, for I forgot my knife.
It waa in my belt all time and I so scared
i forgot it.
"Bo I draw my kntfe very slow, yerjr
careful, no hurry now, for if I make mis
take, if I drop knife and It follow rifle,
I must hang there till I die sure. I take
my knife ln my teeth so (and Scarfaoe
Illustrates) and use both hsnds to pull my
body double so I can reach my shoes.
"This bard werk, , for branches do not
break, but they bend when I pull, and it is
hard te catch hold ef the right ones. The
best branches was behind me; I can see
them when I turn my head, but I cannot
bend my back double, you understand,. I
have to bend my stomach.
"Bo I pull and pull, first one branch,
then another, and blmeby I no feel dlssy
so much. My head up, Understand? Then
I hold on with one band, take my knife
and cut the strapa of my shoes three,
four, five, more times, and blmeby I tum
ble." Bcarface was" scratched and his clothes,
were somewhat torn by his tumbling down
through the leafless branches, but he was
not seriously Injured, and after he' had
caught his breath he found hia rifle and
sought a way out.
The wind had built a snow roof com
pletely over the fallen tree, but the drift
was mainly on ths slds up which the In
dian had climbed, so ha tried to force hie
way through the other side. The force
of the tree's fall had broken and twisted
the branches on the under side of the
trunk so that they were an Impenetrable
snarL ' ' M
Ths best Bcarface eould do was to climb
up a large limb and break through at the
top. Thla done, he crept on his belly to
his snowsboes. disentangled them and slid
down the hollow hill to the point where
he had started to climb. Then lie-mended
and put on his snowshoes and resumed the
"I And the deer," he says, "Just little
way beyond the tree. I kill him and pack
him home same night" v
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