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Abraham Lincoln, the first of the martyr Presidents, was shot and fatally wounded on the night of April 14,;Ti865, by
John Wilkes Booth, an aberrated actor. The crime was committed In Ford's Theater, Washington, while Lincoln was wit
nessing "The American Cousin." James A. Garfield the second President of the United States to be similarly stricken, was
shot by Charles J. Guiteau, July 2, 1881, while about to depart from the Pennsylvania Railway station in Washington.
He died Sept. 19 following. " ' " :-'.r' "
THE HOME LIGHT.
The light of home's a wondrous light.
So tender in its shining.
So soft it follows through the night,
Our weary road outlining.
Though lonely and for years we roam,
Far from the ones who love us,
Yet ever shines the light of home.
Like God's grace spread above us.
The light of home's a wondrous light,
Through life it follows, seeming;
Yet when with age the hair is white,
Clear in the front 'tis gleaming.
It shines from where our loved ones are,
Oh, this is love divining!
And throngh the gates of heaven ajar
At last we see it shining!
St. Louis Republic.
.. ;, ,, ,t, ,. 4- -t 4' -tH
The Blundering Idiot.
pQ EORGE MORTON had thrown
. (C37 a handful of rice Into the car-
-"" riage windows, filling the bride's
hair .with the cereal, and the bride
groom's mind with profanity.
He watched the carriage bowl away
In the dust of the late June afternoon,
his eyes upon the little gray-gloved
hand, waving its adieu, until they had
disappeared at a turn of the wide coun
try road. When he turned to follow the
other guests to the house he nearly
stepped upon a small figure that was
pulling a daisy to pieces at his feet. " '
"He loves me not, he loves me," the
figure said, tossing away the decapitat-
"lONLT WISH BK COULD OSDKBSTAND."
"Why do you sigh, Mr. Mor-
"Oh, It's you, little one? People don't
always know why they sigh, do they?
It may be disappointment or It may be
indigestion. So he loves you?"
"He does, Mr. Morton?"
"And who Is he, may I ask?" ' .
"I'll confide in you some other day.
Let's go in and drink again to Ethel's
happiness. Another sigh. Is It Indiges
She was the bride's youngest sister,
home from school and in her first long
frock, to bear her honors as flower girl
to her sister. Probably Ethel had look
ed like her at ber age, he reflected pain
fully. It had been painful to reflect
upon Ethel ever since her engagement
had been announced last winter. He
had fully intended to propose to Ethel,
but while he was sunning himself con
tentedly in her gracious presence, Phil
lip Henson, a man of youth and action,
reached the house ten minutes before
him one evening. When Morton enter
fed he suspected that something had
happened. Philip promptly confirmed
"We're engaged," he announced.
George had congratulated them, but
he sighed when he went to his bache
lor home that night. He was sighing
"Again, Mr. Morton! Fie! Fie!" The
teasing elf at his elbow laughed at his
vacant look and empty glass.
"You're a naughty child, I'll tell your
mother to send you to bed," he said se
Two years later there was another
wedding In the Foster family. "The
middle Miss Foster" was the bride this
time, and 'the former bride was there
in young .matronly pride and splendor.
' Again George Morton threw a well-directed
handful of rice after the bride. -
He stood at the window watching the
wedded ones drive away. His face was
"Yours Is a grave face for a wed
ding," said a ringing voice. "A penny
for your thoughts."
"You may have them for nothing, lit.
tie ones," he said. "A man shouldn't
be expected to have a sunny face at any
wedding except His own.'! was think
ing that Ethel had driven away from
us through spring flowers, and Millie
through autumn leaves. We are left
behind. It's rather sad somehow, isn't
It, little oner
"Not at alL " I think it's very pleas
ant" ... r
George Morton studied her with his
kindly, .short-sighted eyes. The little
one had really grown tall. He had not
noticed that before. Her brown eyes
were very pretty, with their rogulsh
ness softened by a haze something like
tears. There were two flames where
excitement burned through the fairness
THE VICTIMS OP ASSASSINS BULLETS.
of ber cheeks. She looked like Ethel,
no, like Millie, no well, in fact, the lit
tle one had a trick of looking like no
one but herself. .-
"I am afraid the wedding fuss has
made you feverish," he said. "You'd
better er don't you thjnk you'd better
go to better retire?"
She grew wonderfully tall for an In
stant The fever spots burned appall
ingly. He heard an om'nious rustle and
saw for the first time that she was
wearing a train. '- -
""You want me to be off so that you
can reminisce with Ethel," she accused
"Ethel," he said. "1 had forgotten
yes, I mean I must hunt her up. I've
hardly seen her this evening." ' '
"By all means, find her at once. Don't
let me detain you. ' I'm sorry Millie
isn't here to listen to the foolish things
you might say." : r ' .
"I'll go at once," he stammered,
leaving the pretty fury. His kind heart
bade him turn back. ,
"You don't seem just like yourself,
little one," he said. "Now don't be
vexed, but if It's anything about that
fellow you were pulling the daisy to
pieces for you know the day Ethel
was married and I can be of any as
sistancewell, I never said anything
because children will have their .se
crets, but I thought about him often,
and ten to one he's not worthy of you,
little one." -
"He isn't?" flashed the little one.
""Oh!" - . .. : .
"He's a blind, blundering Idiot" : -
George Morton started in surprise and
compassion. . The girl ran from, the
room. He went into the smoking room
and smoked and puzzled and grieved
over the matter until the last guest had
gone..'.';;.; -;j'jv. ...:. ', v:;
.. George Morton was the first guest to
arrive at the little one's coming' out
party. ..Stately and white as a snow
maiden she looked curiously grown up
and remote to the grave bachelor who
bowed over her hand. " " '
'You are as beautiful as the most
beautiful thing on earth," he said.
"What is that. Sir Knight of the
"Oh!" . -:'.
The debutante caught her breath with
an odd little gasp.
"Is anything wrong? Are you vexed?"
"No, only brides are painful subjects
to me. I shall never be one unless "
She turned to greet some early ar
In the conservatory, where he had
persuaded her to go for a five-minute
rest be afterward said, hesitatingly:
"You said you would never be a bride
unless have you made up with that
fellow you told me about?"
The debutante raised a pair of high
ly educated eyebrows at just the height
of surprised inquiry.-
CUBA'S NEW QUEEN OF BEAUTY.
. Senorita Silvia Alfonso y Aldama, Cuba's new queen or beauty, is spending
a few months in the United States. She is 20 years old. as vivacious as a
Parisienne and with the rare taste in dress of her French sister. 'This may be
due to the fact that she was educated in France; She speaks French as fluently
as she does Spanish and her English is marked with the prettiest kind of ail ac
cent. She is a clever and witty talker, and regards the distinction she bears of
being the prettiest woman of Cuba as something of a good-natured joke -i-
Every three ot tour years a new beatt'y is chosen in Havana by popular vote,
the contest being managed by La Figaro,- the Cuban newspaper. The contest
which resulted in the election of Semori:a Alfonso took place in March last. Her
nearest competitor was Senorita Margue ite Mendoza, who received between 10.
000 and 11,000 votes. , -. -
"The one you called a blind, blunder
ing idiot?" -.
"No, he's too stupid to understand
anything at all. I only wish he could
understand." . - ; ..
Morton looked curiously pleased, for a
man renowned for his sympathies, at
this announcement' He moved as near
the little one as her clouds of skirts
would permit -
"But he has redeeming traits," she
continued in cool, even tones. "He is
just as lovable as h Is stupid. ; And
Just as sure," she lifted brown eyes in
which he thought fun lurked, "as he is
slow." ,. j' Sis-. -rt -. J
"I hope you'll be happy,"; he said
with an effort .. - ,. ; ;.. '
"Thank you," she said simply, "I hope
you will also." .
"George Morton looked frown ingly at
the tinkling fountain. "There is no hap
piness for me little one," he said.
"Ethel or Millie might lose their hus
bands, you know, and I've always
thought bachelors had such an affinity
"Ethel and Millie be " -:
- "Take care, George Morton; they're
my sisters." 1
"I beg your pardon. .11 don't feel
like myself to-night"
"How should I know?!' -
"Certainly. You're sure to be the last
one who knows."
"Eh?" - -
.-"Never mind. Now tell me really
why didn't you propose to my older sis
ter?", . -
' "I really Ethel was a charming girl.
I don't know." r -
"And Millie?" ' . :
"Same. Confound Millie and all the
rest!"... -' - :: -, ,-, ,
.The little one rose and daintily, shook
out ber draperies. "Jack Milton is wait
ing to sit out the next dance with me."
she said carelessly. : .
George Morton raised miserable eyes
to her face. - -
;f'Uttle one," be called desperately, "1
know." . , -
'The reason I didn't ask your sisters
to marry me. It's why, it's you."
The little one crossed the conserva
tory and threw two Impulsive young
arms about his neck.
"You big, blundering Idiot!" she said
as she kissed him. Buffalo Inquirer.
Tree Growing Oat of a Chimney.
. The curious sight may be seen in
Dover, England, of a young tree grow
ing out of a high mill chimney in a
public thoroughfare. Notwithstanding
Its extraordinary position, the. tree has
grown 2 feet, or 3 feet high. It is be
lieved to have Its root in an old nest. .-
You can, find almost any kind of a
boy, except the one whose sympathies
In a fight between a cat and dog are
with the cat.
LET DS ALL LADGH.
JOKES FROM THE PENS OF VA
: RIOUS HUMORISTS.
Pleasant ' Incident Occurring the
World Over Bay In that Are Cheer-
' fnt to" Old or Xonng Funnjr Boloe
tiona that Ton Will Enjoy.
She Don't you think this beautiful
sand, the assure ocean, the golden moon
and all our surroundings have an ef
fect upon your love? '
He It might if I hadn't just paid my
hotel bill. -1 .. -" ..
Difference la Taste. '
' Wife Mr. Black has no more taste
In the matter of dress than a giraffe.
Husband Why do you say that?
Wife Because his wife had on the
most beautiful gown last night and
when I admired it be said he thought
it was dreadful. ,
" Husband But, my 'dear, he had to
pay $500 for It. . '
When He Had Pense.
He Ethel, what can it mean? Last
night I dreamed that I proposed to you.
She I should say it meant that you
were more sensible asleep than awake,
Fun. ' -. -,. -
On the Safe Fide.
"Mrs. PiftVhow do you prepare your
baby's breakfast?" .
"Oh, I give him one-third milk and
' 1.1 fe in the Shop Window.
Wax-Girl What- are you groaning
about, Mr. Fitz-Sipps?
Wax-Man Ob, I'm In love with that
other wax-girl the one in the ham
mock; and her pretty pink cheeks have
melted off with the heat.
Nodd I can't ask you to dinner, old
man, because we have no cook.
Todd And I can't, ask you, because
we have one. . - -
Lift.' Stupendous -Problems.
Smith What makes so many peo
ple trazy to get into society? .
Brown Well, what makes so many
other people crazy to keep them out?
Jnst His Lnck.
Well, this Is pretty tough." lamented
Mr. Laertes Q'Hammer, the enirnent
actor. "Just as I have succeeded fn
curing myself of the cigarette habit I
am cast in the role of the heavy villain
for the whole season." Baltimore
Bibbs It is very amusing to watch
Sellers play golf..
Gibbs Why? ; :- ' .
Bibbs He has an impediment in his
speech. The Smart Set
Not Much Skill.
'What do you think of Dawbltt's
'H'm well, I think it looks as if it
had been done - with er-erude oil."
" The Way of a Wr man.
Dolly If you didn't tell her, how did
you let ber know that you hated her.
Madge When - we met I kissed her
three times. The Smart Set ;
The Weary Guest."
'You are the hardest man to wake I
ever met," said the kind-hearted citi
sen, who had allowed the tramp to
sleep in his kitchen. "Here, I. have
been poking; you In 'the ribs for an
hour." - v - -r-.
'Never paid no attention to it" ad
mitted the lodger. "Yer see, I am used
to slecpin' in a cattle car, an' I thought
yer hand was a cow's horn." Chicago
News. ' -:
Villain I Vipsral --
Mrs. Ruthven It's a shame that re
porters are permitted to put the names
of society people in the papers.
Mrs. Smythe Indeed it is, my dear.
They always spell mine -wrongs The
Smart Set ' J." -
An Explanation. -
- Aunt Hetty Jabez Smith advertises
that he's sellln' goods below cost."
Uncle Josh What's he doin' that for?
Aunt Hetty-rWelL he says he believes
in quick sales an' small profits. Puck.
A Preparatory Course.
First College Student I hear the
members of your class are going to
take up Russian next term.
Second student les; . you see we
want to get up" a new class yell. Phil
"Time flies, perhaps I've made my call
too long, he said. Said she:
"USx, no, it wasn t long at au -
It only seemea 10 ue.
Philadelphia Press. "
, ' - -J - After the Ball. - ;
She-r-How nice to be home again!
What a crowd there was. . I don't sup
pose Mr. Bankier knew one-half of his
guests. - ' .
He Didn't he, though! Why, lie had
four detectives in evening clothes there.
Life. - .
- Enough of a Good Thing. '
"Papa, just see my new dress, said
a young society girt, as she presented
herself attired for her first grand balL
"Isn't it too sweet for anything T'
- "Does It suit you, my dear?"
- "I just dote on it"
"If that is so, I should think that yon
would have had more of if said pater
famllias, after taking a sharp glance at
the decollete costume, ..7 -. ;
' ' ''
-. Happy Medium Needed.
He was scratching his head with h's
penholder and seemed to be in conaLd
erable doubt about something.
My wife's at the seashore and I'm
writing to her," he explained.
'Well?" returned the caller Inquir
ingly. . -
"I don't know just what to say. If I
tell her I am lonely and all that she
may be sympathetic and come home on
the first train." ;
"Then why don't you tell her you're
getting along very nicely considering
I thought of that but It's likely to
make ber suspicious, and theu she'll
come back on the first train sure."
Aunt Geehaw (from Hay Corners,
crossing ferry to New York) Ain't this
the "Ladies' Cabin," Joshuway?
Uncle Geehaw Yep. v
Aunt Geehaw (scandalized) Well, I
alius knowed thet the wlmen folks of
Noo York was sort of gay, but I never
thought thet the ferry companies would
have tew put up notices tew keep them
from smokin'. Brooklyn Eagle.
A Terrible Suspicion.
Howson Lott All the women around
here this spring seem to be wearing
their bloomers when they work in the
Mrs. Howson Lott Qb, George, is
that what you meant when you said
you were just wandering around the
neighborhood to look at the different
kinds ojf garden hose? Leslie's Week
ly. ,. . :
He Was Sorry.
Housekeeper This Is the twentieth
time to-day that I've had to come to
the door to tell peddlers that I d-d not
Peddler Very sorry, mum!
Housekeeper It's some comfort to
know that you are sorry, anyhow.
Peddler Yes, mum. I'm very sorry
you don't want anything, mum. New
York Weekly. -
Too Badj -
"Do you know. Miss Frlsble,!" said
the large-headed young author, "my
most brilliant thoughts come to me in
"It's a great pity that you lire trou
bled with Insomnia," added the young
lady. Detroit Free Press.
Little Elmer (who has an Inquiring
mind) Papa, what. is conscience?
Prof. Broadhead Conscience, my
son, is the name usually given to the
fear we feel that other people will find
us out Harper's Bazar.
May Maude, dear, did you know that
the last Legislature passed a law pun
ishing kidnaping very severely?
Maude No. But what "of it?
May Well, if you aren't careful
Cholly Softleigh's relatives may cause
you trouble. Puck.'
A 'Wise Precaution.
Phrenologist Boy, you have a re
Boy Please, sir, write It on a slip of
paper not for me to forget It Fun.
Like an ISmploye.
When the night watchman found a
strange man stealing funds from the
vault of the bank his indignation f new
no bounds. - " " ' " "
; "You've got your nerve!" exclaimed
the Watchman.. "Anybody'd thing you
was employed here actually!" Puck.
- ; ' The Com inn Bivalve.
"Oysters are to be cheap and plenti
ful," said the eldest boarder as he laid
down his morning paper. ;
V'Bnt 1 seems weak-stew -the time
when they'll graceour- table here," re
marked the cheerful Idiot: with a vio
lent effort. Cleveland. Plain Dealer.
.. As Ihey Passed.
. ?llow do you do, Mr. Pufdup?" said
Mr. Oldfriend, cordially. -
"You nave the advantage of me, sir,"
replied Mr. Pufdup, frigidly. . -'
"Apparently,. I have. Your manners
are as bad as you'd have me helieve
your memory to be." Philadelphia
Press! . .
.Ihe (chemer. -.
Dick Everybody's remarking how
soft you are on that wealthy Miss Wil-
feL . What are your chances with her?
Jack Very promising. She likes me
pretty well, and I'm doing my best now
to 'get her parents dead-set against me."
Philadelphia Press. , . . 1 ,
Champion Swimming Dog.
To be in the water all the time is the
delight of Bruno, the .smooth-coated
collie owned by a Boston man. . As a
swimmer he has not met his equal In
the canine family. He was born in
Waltham in 1893 and weighs about
fifty pbunds. -."-' 1 ; -
He has already competed Id eleven
races against -spaniels, collies, New
foundlands, 'setters' and bulldogs and
has never been defeated.
Not only is Bruno a fast and long dis
tance swimmer, says the Boston Globe,
but he enjoys jumping Into the water
from places twenty-five , or thirty-feet
A number, of times each ' day he
leaves his owner's house unattended
and goes to the West Boston bridge,
from where he jumps into the water.
After swimming around awhile he will
go to one of the boathouse floats, climb
out of the water and return home.
Origin of the Carat.
. The carat used In estimating the
weight ot gems la a grain of Indian
j COAST STATES ABE UP AND DOING j
REPORT8 OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT 1N THE
t ; . CASCADE MOUNTAIN REQION FROM
( 'CANADA TO MEXICO.
Flax ProflUbk Crop.
The flax crop of Idaho this season
will bring larger returns to the grow
er than they would receive for 1,250,
000 bushels of wheat The Industry
which is of such recent date aa to al
most come under the head of new
business has proved so successful this
season that In many cases It has paid
the growers a greater net profit than
the cost of the land on which it was
grown. In Nex Perce County over
85,000 acres of flax was contracted
for at about $1 per bushel guaranteed, j
with the further proviso that the grow-1
er was to have the additional benefit
of any advance In the Chicago mar-1
ket. On this basis, some of the early
arrivals were sold as high aa $1.63
per bushel, the growers realizing over
$122 per acre for his crop. In addi
tion to the 35,000 acres contracted for
there was about 15,000 acres produced
by other growers.
Washington Lead In Wheat.
The current Issue of the Orange
Judd Farmer gives some interesting
statistics, showing harvest condition
of the United States winter and spring
wheat by states and the average rate
of yield per acre, as shown by such
threshing results as have been receiv
ed. From this table it is sen that the
average of the entire United States
winter is 92.3 per cent iq which Wash
ington is 100, while the spring crop
with a total average of 83.4, gives the
state of Washington an average of
95. The winter yield has a total aver
age of 16.1, in which Washington is
25.0, and out of a spring yield of 15.0
Washington is rated at 29.0, the wheat
condition of this state being not only
ahead of any other state in the union,
but far ahead of the general average
as well. . ' ' -
A Rich Copper Discovery.
An extensive copper .mine, or rather
mountain, has been discovered by Mc
Yey & Co., on the west side of Sis
kiyou mountains, California, about 8
miles from Garretson's medical
springs. 22 miles from Oak Bar. 5
miles south of the Oregon line ofJo
sephine County, and 24 miles from
Jacksonville, Oregon. The ledge
ranges from - 300 to 350 feet in
width, and is claimed to be- more ex
tensive than the famous Iron Moun
tain mine at Keswick, in Shasta Coun-
1 t.y, wiui me ii&eiinuua ui uia&mg oih-
a r i. xi 1 1 1-1 . , i 1
kiyou take the lead of Shasta in the
annual mineral output when thorough
ly developed. The discoverers have
been offered $150,000 for their pro
Big Timber Sale.
A. B. Hammond, of Portland, con
summated the purchase of the largest
unbroken .tract of timber land still
remaining in first hands in this state
the first of the month. Fifty thousand
acres were involved in the deal and
the land is all situated in one body
on the Tualatin- and Trask Rivers.
The land was purchased from the
Southern Pacific and while the consid
eration was withheld, the price is re
ported to be in the neighborhood of
$500,000. - -- , . : .
Town Lots at $14,000 Each.
O. A. Kjos, a local merchant : of
Lewiston, Idaho, completed, the pur
chase of 61 feet frontage on Main and
Fifth streets from J. Eichenberger,
the consideration being $13,500 Mr.
Kjos also paying a street grade assessment-
tax, making the total con
sideration $14,000. A handsome three
story brick store building will be
erected on the corner ne'xt spring to
New Railroad in Eastern Oregon.
Articles of Incorporation have been
granted to L. K. Moore, J. B. Hos
ford and J. O. Elrod, to construct a
line of railroad from Arlington on
the Columbia River, due south, to Con
don, county seat of Gilliam County.
The capital stock is $500,000 divided
into shares of $100 each. The right-of-way
is being obtained as fast as
surveyed. The line will be forty miles
long. . . -
New Smelter at Darrington.
The deal for the site for the smelt
er at Darrington, Wash., has been
closed, and it Is now only a question
of getting the buildings up and the
plant installed, when work will be be
gun extracting precious minerals from
the rich ores of that region. The
cost of the smelter will be $75,000,
and the daily capacity will amount to
250 tons. Denver . capital is behind
. A Rich Cargo.
Of the' 3300 tons of genral cargo on
board the Tosa Maru, recently in from
China, the silk was the most precious.
That was valued at $385,000. The
costliest cargo of silk ever brought
over ran up to half a million. For the
first time a shipment of concetrates
was brought over from Leigh, S. J.,
Hunt's mines in Cores. This ore was
consigned to the smelter at Tacoma
and was valued at $25,000. .
-. Indication of Prosperity,
The report of the condition of the
national banks of Washington recent
ly published, tells its part of the story
of the present unexampled prosperity,
Their total resources rose from $27,
698,277 to $31,280,168 in a little more
than twelve months, and the individu
al deposits in these banks during the
same period have increased by $3,
000,000. ; - - ;
To Irrigate a Garden Spot
Articles of incorporation of the Aso
tin Land and Irrigation Company have
been filed with the county auditor at
Asotin, Wash. The object of the cor
poration is to irrigate lands, generate
power, buy and sell land and maintain
and operate Irrigation canals. The
capital stock is $40,000, shares having
a par value of $100 each. The com'
pany is at present constructing a
canal in The Forks or Lake district
and expects to have several thousand
acres under water by next spring.
Requires Little Sleep.
The distinction among animals of
requiring ' least leep belongs to the
elephant In spite of his capacity for
hard work the elephant seldom, if ever,
sleeps more than four, or occasionally
five, hours. - : ,,.
People never seem to pay much at
tention when your "enemy does wrong.
But . how they howl when you do
wrong! - . -, , "
When - ignorance- wins intelligence
drops away below par.
World's Largest Fruit Drier.
A prune dryer that Is expected to
dry 30 car loads of cured prunes this
season, that will afford employment
to probably 100 persons, and is said
to be the largest prune drier In the
world, is to be put in operation next
week at the orchard of the Corvallls
and Benton County Prune Company,
six miles north of Corvallis. About
$6,000 In cash and three months of
time have been devoted to the build.
Ing of the drier, and barring a few
minor aetaiis, it is now ready for
work. It has been warmed onca nr
twice already, and has behaved satls-
raconiy on each occasion. . Its con
struction and Its operation are said to
be matters of keen Interest to prune
growers all over the state.
The new olant will receiv 5tnn
bushels of green prunes at one time.
it consists of 10 tnnnela, or, more
properly speaking, five twin tunnels.
Each of the ten tunnels is 80 feet long,
44 inches wide and 44 Inches from
floor to ceiling.
The fruit is carried through the
tunnels by a miniature railroad, the
car wheels of which are four inches
in height and have flanges that run
along a miniature track. Each car
platform is 30x42 inches and is four
inches above the floor. Each car ac
commodates ten trays of fruit, and
each tunnel holds thirty-two cars at
a time a total of 320 cars in all or
3200 trays of about three-fourths of a
bushels of fruit each.
The plant is housed by a main build
ing 110 feet long and 40 feet wide.
An L at one end is 20x30, and accom
modates the engine and boilers. A
22x32 room at the other end shelters
the dipping apparatus, where, by In
genious contrivance, prunes are dip
ped four or five times and spread on
trays ready for the drier without inter
vention by the hand of man. So far
as known, the dipper is the only one
in use in the country. It was used the
first time at this orchard last year,
with great success. The prunes ars
dumped into a vat, and in a short time
a screen tilts from the bottom and
throws the fruit into another vat.
The process is repeated until all the
vats are passed, when the fruit is
spread automatically on a tray, ready
for the tunnel.
New Route to Gray's Harbor.
There Is now at work on the Hoqut
am extension ot the Gray's Harbof
branch of the Northern Pacific Rail
road a force of about 600 men and a
large number of teams. It is the in
tention to have the work on the 30
mile extension finished before the wet
weather sets in, at least so far as the
grading is concerned.'
Track laying has already been be
gun and the contract calls for the com
pleion of the line Into the Quiniault
Indian reservation-' within a year.
Three surveying parties are at work
north of the reservation add there is
no doubt but that a right of way will
be secured to the Straits by the time
the track laying on the present Una .
Anthracite Coal Is Found. i
A party of prospectors has located
thirteen coal and iron claims in the
Cascades about 50 miles west of North
George Weikel has broueht out a
load of the coal and submitted it to
a test in the furnaces of that city, Tha
coal is said to be the best of anthra
cite and burns freely without smoke
or flame and leaves no cinders. Five
veins of coal have been located. They
range from three feet to thirteen feet
In thickness. The coal covers larga
deposits of iron ore which has been
traced for eight miles. "
Specimens weighing 100 , pounda
show the grade of coal discovered.
" . To Build Salt Lake Line.
5 Senator W. A. Clark of Montana will
call for bids this week for the con
struction of the. first thirty miles ol
his San Pedro, Los Angles and Salt
Lake Railroad. This new piece oi
road will extend ; from Los Angles
to Pomona. ". . .
The total length of the road from :
Los Angles to Salt Lake is to be'-713
miles. The cost of constructing this
mileage will be paid for by a bond
issue of $20,000,000 at 4 per cent and
the sale of a considerable- portion ol .
the company's $25,000,000 of stock.
- The Santa Fe is having built 450
oil tank cars for. the California and
Texas petroleum "oil trade.
Will Burn OH. -General
.Manager Kruttschmitt, ol
the Southern Pacific Company, who - -'
has just returned from an extended
inspection trip over the line from San.. '
Francisco to New Orleans, has ah-."
nounced that all. of the company's" lo- "
comotives wilKbe equipped- fo'r the -'-,
burning of oil instead of coal as ex- -peditiously
as possible. . To that end
storage tanks with a capacity of 30 '
000 barrels each will be erected at
Oakland, : Fresno, Mendocino and ,
other points south and east on the
line. ! -
. Pacific Log Rafting.
The mammoth log raft" sent out from
the Columbia River recently arrived1"
last week at San Francisco intact
There are 520,000 lineal feet of pil
ing In the raft, some of the sticks
running to 120 feet in length, and as -great
as 22 inches thick at the but
LThe raft is 625 feet long and cost
$30,000 to construct It Is estimated
to contain 7,200,000 feet of lumber.
This Cow Will Do.
A cow which is believed to hold all
records for increasing a herd has just
added to her fame by giving birth to
triplets. .. .
Three times she has produced twins,
and on that account her owner, A.
Podesto, says he would not part with
her as all but one of the calves were
perfectly formed and lived. His ranch
is located near . Stockton, Cal. This
last act of the cow has attracted much
attention, ' and many people call at
the- place to see the trio ot calves.
"'.' A Sufficient Designation.
- A humorist wishing to teat the Inge
nuity of the Indian postal authorities,
sent a letter from Bombay to a friend
In Calcutta, addressed aa follows: "So-
and -So, Esq., the City f Stinks and
Statues." It was delivered without the
In the year 180S and 1SD9 Germany
held second place In shipbuilding, but
for various reasons, American ship
building In 1000 received such an Im
petus that It has placed Germany third.