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CHEAT l OPENING
Settlers to Ee Allotted Six Hun
dred Thousand Acres.
FIRST CHOICE FOR INDIANS.
United States Government Will Open
Coeur d'Alene, Flathead and Spokane
Lands and Award Three Thousand
Seven Hundred and Fifty Homesteads
by Lot Flood of Applications.
Uncle Sam is about to kill two tre
mendous birds by using a -stone of
record breaking size. The latter part
of this summer be will break up the
tribal relations of nearly 4.000 Indians
In Montana, Idaho rand Washington.
place them all on farms and give to
American settlers something like 600,-
000 acres of the Indian lands In those
states. These farms of 160 acres each
will be awarded to lucky Immigrants
by the lottery system, which has placed
bo many thousands upon homesteads
of their own: .
; For many generations the United
' States government has been feeding
and clothing the Indians. The effect
upon the Indian himself has' been pro
nounced, as might have been expected
he will not work for what he has
received free for so many years. So
the government' has decided to appor
tion the lands now held by the tribes
In common among the various Individ
uals and families and permit the red
men to learn something of the hon
esty of labor.
The Indians to be affected In this In
stance are (537 Coeur d'Alenes in Idaho,
2,379 Flatheads in Montana and nearly
700 Spokanes In Washington. Regis
tration will begin July 15 and will end
Aug. 5. The drawing will begin Aug. 9.
The swarm of people to the north
west to try their. luck doubtless will be
enormous. About 3,750 farms will be
opened for settlement For a month
or more the land office has been receiv
ing an average of from 800 to 1,000
letters a day from people all over the
United States, prospective settlers in
quiring as to the conditions governing
the lottery. Only 3,000 or 4.000 people
can hope to receive the prizes.
Before white men are permitted to
' settle upon a single acre the Indians
themselves are to be given first choice
of the lands for fariniC On the, Coeur
d'Alene reservation the 637 Indians
have been alloted 102,000 out'of a total
of 310,000 acres. So each Indian will
also receive 160 acres, including men,
women and children, giving Indian
families much larger farms than the
white settlers will receive.
The Flathead Indians have been al
loted 222.0C0 acres out of a total of
1.200,00a acres, while the Spokane In
dians have been alloted 66.280 acres.
- Some timber-land on the Coeur-d'AIene-
reservation will be opened for regis
tration, but timber lands will not be
opened on the other reservations.
The white settlers will have to .pay
the Indians withitf five years for all
the lands taken up for. settlement at
from $1.25 to $7 per acre. This mon
ey, paid to the government in annual
Installments, will be deposited in the
United States treasury to the credit
of the Indians, and they will receive
individually each year, the "interest-en
their funds. '
All who desire to register for these
lands must go io person to the regis
tration points at Kalispell or Misspula,
Mont., to register for Flathead lands,
to Coeur d'Alene, Ida., to register for
Coeur d'Alene lands and to Spokane
to register for Spokane lands. Appli
cations will be received only at Coeur
d'Alene, where James W, Witten of
the general land office will conduct
the lottery. Applications, which may
be sworn to before a notary public,
must be sent to Judge Witten by or
dinary mall, not by registered mail,
Snd- no envelope which bears a return
card or the address of the sender will
be counted in the lottery.
y Soldiers and sailors of the civil war,
Spanish war and Philippine insurrec
tion or their widows or children may
register through agents. This means
that the veterans or their heirs do not
have to go way out to Montana ; to
;-?frister. All applications for registra
tion must reach Judge Witten at
Coeur d'Alene before Aug. 2.
All applications filed on - Identical
blanks will be heaped In a room and
thoroughly mixed. Judge Witten will
pick out one of them at random. A
clerk will mark that blank "No. 1,"
and the man or woman whose name
it bears will be entitled to first choice
of a farm. In this way a number of
blanks equal to the number of home-
steads available will be selected.
No selections of homesteads will be
made prior to April 1, 1910. All per
sons winning the right to enter will
be notified when -to appear to select
their farms. If they fall to appear on
that date they .wilf lose all rights un-
der the number assigned them.- -No
charge will be made for regis
tration, but at the time of entry per
sons who apply for Flathead . lands
will be -required to pay one-third of
the appraised .value.' and toose apply
ing for the lands on. the other reserva
' tlons will be required to pay one-fifth
of the appraised value. Residence
must be begun within six months aft
er, the date en "which entry is made.
Settlers must build homes and culti
vate the lands In pood faith. -
At the cud . of the five year term
they receive ; title and may dispose of
tbelr lands. At the end of fourteen
months those desiring to do so may
pny for' their lands In full, when they
will receive title and be authorized to
ell their lands if they so desire.
Washington Cor. Boston Herald.
HIS WIFE'S PRISONER
:' ' .
By AGNES HUNTINGTON.
Copyright, 1909, by American Press Asso-
- clation.J - ' -. I
Mr. and Mrs. Owens returned from
the theater at 11 o'clock. They found
the light in the hall turned low. as
they had left it, and, leaving it so for
the night, as was their custom, went
upstairs. They had barely turned up
the gas on the second floor when' they
heard a sound below. Mr. Owens de
scended the staircase to learn the
took charge of the wonderful growth, cause and at the bottom met a man.
Weighed Over Thirty-three Pounds
. When It Reached Scales.,
In a field sis miles back of Pitts
burg, at Mitlvale. Pa., Dr, Allen J.'Wil-
tetts. professor of economy and Eng
lish in the Carnegie Teck schools, re
cently discovered a mammoth mush
room. -The mushroom, after some
pieces had been broken off in getting
It to the. scales, weighed thirty-three
and a half pounds. It measured thir
ty-two inches on the top and nine
Inches in thickness.; V
The Carnegie institute, which at once
declares that, while there is historical
record of a mushroom weighing forty-
flve pounds having been found, it has
reason for belief that the find of today
is as large as if not larger- than any
other ever foupd. Detail as to1 the
mushroom of history is lacking, and
there are also lacking some parts of
the Pittsburg mushroom which were
intact when found.
Dr. W. J. Holland of the institute,
"Who are you, and what are you do
ing here?" asked Mr. Q wens.
The man "put his finger to his lips.
'Be ... quiet." he said in a . . whisper.
"There are burglars In the house." '-.
"But you how did you get In?"
"I am a policeman in plain clothes.
I came in through the same window
as the burglars." .
Mrs. Owens, fearing some danger to
her husband, followed him downstairs
who raced by auto into the woods for and asked what was the matter.
the mushroom, when notified declared
that it must have weighed over forty
pounds when Dr. Willetts came upon
"Burglars," whispered her husband.
"Great heavens! . - We shall all be
murdered." ? 4
"Not while I'm here, madam,;) said
The mushroom is what is known as the policeman, "and if you'll only keep
the polyporas kind and cannot be cul- quiet I'll bag them all. : Go upstairs
tivated at all, though it Is of the edible and leave them to me.'
variety. The mushroom appears to Mrs. Owens ran upstairs :as fast as
have grown so fast that blades of she could go. " Mr. Owens would have
grass cut through it. remained below to assist in the cap
ture, but his wife called him and
threatened to go down "again ; if ' he
didn't come up. The policeman . told
him frt rrt anil Iroon hpf nniot . fr
Remarkable Military Greeting Fcr the Qwens followed hls wlfe Stairs and
One day while In Norway an oppor
tunity was given to L. P. Richards to
Down to Make
verify the statement that the name of
Bjornstjerne Bjornson, the Norwegian
poet, means as much as the Norwegian
flag. "A battalion of Norwegian and
Swedish cavalry, infantry and artil
lery, between 3,000 and 4,000 strong.
was returning from its maneuvers to
the post in Christiania," he says. "In
passing Aulestad the general in. com
mand sent his adjutant in advance to
get Bjoruson's permission to bring him
an ovation With his family and
Into her bedroom, where she locked
him In with her and took the key but
of the lock. .'" ji" .
Mr. Owens remained comparatively
passive, for some ten minutes occa
sionally listening. Hearing muffled
sounds below arid not liking the idea
of the contemptible position he occu
pied, he demanded the key of the bed
room door of his wife, that he might
go down to see what was going on
and take part in it if necessary.: Mrs.
Owens, terror stricken at such : an
event and fearing that her husband
guests assembled about him on the would take the ke? force' rushed
veranda, the monumental figure stood
to the window, lifted the sash .and
with bared head to receive the military threw the key out. Mr. Owens uttered
oTPPtir.Er an exclamation of dissatisfaction, but
"As each resiment passed in review eoula do nothing. ' He was locked in
below, presenting arms to their chief- Under such circumstances one will
tnin. there weTir m a rlenfoninff ahnnt Often do Something ridiculous. MF.
of personal salutation from each of Owens leaned out of the window and
the soldiers, who then joined in sing- looked down through the gloom for
ing the national hymn, to whose author the key. He heard in a stage whisper
they were offering fhlS spontaneous sa- from below "Hist!
One Dozen Ladies'
Wool Tailored Suits
At Actual Cost. . .
All Ladies' Oxfords
At a Big Reduction
at baler rices
A Lot of Boy's Cloth
ing, 4 to 14 years,
at HALF PRICES
lute. There was the unique spectacle
of a man in private Ufa being accorded
a military, spontaneous demonstration
by the nation's army which a king
RICH , GRADUATE IN CALICO.
"Who are you?" asked Owens. - v-;
"A neighbor of yours. '' I think there
are burglars in your house."
"There are, .but there is a plain
clothes man after them."
"Aren't you going down to help?"
"I'd like to, but my wife objects." -"IT'm!
I don't think my wife would
keep me upstairs with burglars in the
house." v . ' - v ..
"Nor mine either if I could , help my
lelir She locked fbeToof iind tnrew"
Niece Inaugurated Wealthy Man's
- Campaign For Plain. Gowns. ,
-'"Miss Harriet -Walk-eFr a-wea!tby
n , the key-out of the window. I wish
night "when she appeared for high 7d l"ok for " a"d tof
BPhnnl crrartnPttnn In 1W ,nwn Fl ' 'Not I. If yOU Should get ShO.t yOU.r
p Wen hpr womthr nnni. rtooi' nr wife would never forgive me
ki,- i , ,,t; I "What the dickens am I to do? I'm
gowns, and more to satisfy him than locked UP here like a kid ln a nursery.
to win the $50 which Mr. "Wells g
flia nipra fihp fit h!a ronnost flffnw
wear onlieo In and see the condition of things." y
"Mv oblect" said Mr Wells, "is to "No. thanks. I've got a wife and
.begin a campaign for more sensible flve .-was at borne. I'm not going to
gowns at commencement exercises, duck up against me revolvers oi pro
Too mny poor people spend compara- fesslonal burglars to save the property
Hvelv lnro-n snma n tmr-h trnTxma If Of those Who lock themselves In. . Be-
every one could afford it the custom sides, if the police are on to the matter
Get on to Our Bargains for next week
would be all right."
NEW SHELL A SEARCHLIGHT.
Luminous Missile Fired at Night to
To detect a hostile fleet or single
ship at sea on a dark night, especially
when a great distance away, is no
easy matter, even with searchlights.
The French naval authorities now
believe, according to a dispatch from
Toulon, that they have discovered a
precious auxiliary in a luminous shell
recently invented and with' which ex
periments have been made with great
secrecy. The shell, according to a de-
i. nt-in1-iTi nnVan (a fi rod at fl hlfrh an
DUWUVU i . - ' " - D I , ,
I . t . f n(tfa
gle. and" when it bursts it scatters """., . 1 ,
luminous balls over a large part of the
horizon, " enabling one to discover a
ship within a radius of sixteen or
eighteen miles. . '
there's no need of any one else taking
it up. Good night. I'm going home.
I just thought I'd step over and tell
you my suspicions."; -
This dialogue "was - carried on in
quick whispers between the two men,
the neighbor being almost invisible;
The neighbor disappeared. Then, after
it was too late, Owens thought, that he
might have asked him to telephone the
police for assistance for , the single
.plain clothes man who was trying,to
capture the gang below, ; But he was
under excitement and not able to think
clearly. - , - -- . . v.- -
An hour passed and Mr. Owens was
still a prisoner. - Then lie heard foot
steps below as of several men: passing
NOW at our expense
A CHOICE OF FOUR
To H. R. H.' Juliana Lou.
IThe little crown princess of Holland
has been christened Juliana Louise Emma
Marie Wilhelmina, Cable . Dispatch. J .
The Holland folk are tickled much -
Because they've got a Princess Dutch,
' A brand new blue eyed baby girl .
4 To keep their royal hearts awhirl.
An heiress for their little throne : -if
That they can call their very own,
- Who soon will rule them as she likes .
. As little Princess of the Dikes,
And for her name - - - ,
This very same
. Is christened by her subjects true
' As Juliana, Juliana,' Juliana Lou.
O Juliana Lou,
I We doff our caps to you!:
; A princess fair -
You truly air,
. , O Juliana Lou! '" a ;
Some day you'll come Into your place
As ruler of the Holland race.
And as a queen, serenely calm, .
You'll rule o'er giddy Amsterdam
And Rotterdam . . . : .-
i. And Potterdam '
And all the other dams there be
Along the beauteous damson sea. .
"And as you walk your regal ways
May all your sauce be Hollandatse,
' And may you never use a crutch
Because somebody's beat the Dutch,
But, rule, serene. .
: A happy queen . ,- f
Your days all through. ' "
O Juliana. Juliana. Juliana Lou!
-. O Juliana Lou, t i
We doft our caps to you! .
. A Dutch treat fair . -
You truly air. .2 ,
O Juliana Lou!
-J. K. B. In Harp-er's Weekly.
Hello!" called a voice.
"Well?" asked Mr.. Owens. :
"We got 'em." . ... ' .
"Did you? That's good.' ::
"We're taking 'em off to the station
now. You U De wauiea in tne morn
ing to appear against 'em." 7
"All right. I'll be there. Say,, would
you- mind looking around down there
for a key and tossing it up to me?" -.
"Of course I will." -
The light in a dark lantern was un
covered and moved about under the
window." After a few minutes' search
the -key, was found and tossed up to
"Good night," said the man. "Don't
forget to be at the station tomorrow
at 10. You'd better go right down
stairs and lock up."
"Are you sure," called Mrs.' Owens,
"that you've got all the burglars?'!
"Well, there might be some of 'em
hidden somewhere. Better take a
This settled it for Mr. Owens. His
wife snatched the key from him and
threw It again out of the window, . It
was 3 o'clock In the morning when,
refusing any longer to remain a pris
oner, he made a rope ladder of the bed
clothes and descended to the ground.
He had no trouble getting into the
house, for the . front door was wide
open. 'He entered to find the prem
ises ransacked. : .,.v. -. , -
The man he had met la the hall was
a burglar, and the man who had play
ed neighbor was on watch for the
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