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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1908)
The Roupell Mystery
By Austyn Qranvlllo
CHAPTKIt XIX. (Continual.)
"Hut it b quite likcljr thnt she would
give nil any ck to the whereabouts ot
on who was almost a on to her. He
sides. I thought you mM you couldn't
find Madame ta Seur."
"I had niw difficulty at lint; hut I
hire had one of my men ou the trick (or
the pant two day. He no.v reports ber
i residing In Ileilerille. I shatl move
up Into that neighborhood to-night, and
commence my Investigations. In th
meantime I want you to continue to
watch Monsieur Chabot and report what
steps our deluded frind the prefect of
police b taking."
So they parted. Cassagne to hb lodg-
lot to assume auch a dren at would
hannonlie with the humble quarter of
the town where be proposed to pursue
bb Investigations, D'Auburon to hi club,
where he bad an appointment with M.
Jules Chabot. and In whose company be
'would presently repair to the drawlnjt
room of the Vlcomte and Vlcomtess. de
At about half pant eight the next even
Inc. anyone who had taken the trouble
to look might hate teen enter the Hue
lUnqulere by Its western end. a man
dreed In rough garments, who looked
like a well-to-do workman, with hb heavy
shoes and lime-bespattered corduroys. lie
wore no colbr on his check cotton shtrt.
bet around his throat was loosely tied a
red pocket handkerchief. A bo contain
ing a few tools was slung orer his about.
lreently he stopped. ostensibly to pur
chae tome fruit, which a hawker In one
of the barrows In the middle of the street
was vociferously offering for site. As
be stood there chatting In a friendly way
with the peddler, however, bb gate In
reality fixed upon a scene before him
unique even anion the curious phases of
life to be encountered lu the Hue Han
qolere. la a shop which In point of site was
double at least that ot either of ita ad
joining neighbors, a crowd ot the very
poorest of Hederille bad gathered. There
must have been thirty or forty men, wom
en and children Inside the doors, at the
very least, and as many more waiting out
side on the pavement.
Over this sbop swung a sign-board, on
both side of which was jointed the figure
of man-cook, in a white cap and apron.
Industriously carting an unnaturally red
round beef; and underneath, apparently
unharmed by tbe stram and the gravy,
for It was plainly to be read, was the
democratic legend, "1 carve for the peo
ple." Inside tbo sbop a gentleman similarly
habited, but a trifle less corpulent and
dignified than bb counterfeit presentment
on tbe sign, was at that moment actually
ngagrd in tbe very occupation which tbe
legend advertised. lie wa engaged In
pairing for tbe people.
Tn place, however, of operating upon
round of beef, be was engaged In slic
ing, with great rapidity, a meat pudding.
This pudding Itself, apart Irons tbe hun
gry crowd waiting to devour It, was an
bject worth looking at. It was at least
five feet long and as thick as a ship's
cable. As tbe cook cut off a slice.
stout woman of about fifty-five years ot
.age would seise It, wrap it up in a piece
ot newspaper, and band It to someone In
tbe crowd, not letting go of tbe appetis
ing uorsel, however, until she bad re
ceived In exchange therefor two coins' in
copper, a great heap of wblcb by In a
drawer betide her.
Tbe workman at the huckster's barrow
finished bb apple and bought another.
Tbe Intent gate which he kept fixed upon
tbe cook shop at length attracted tbe at
tention of tbe vender '
"You seem to be imuwJ," be said.
"Have you never seen a pudding cut be
fore)" "Not auch a pudding as that," replied
the man 'with the bag. "It's quite a sight,
ain't it? Why, there's another."
That' nothing. They'll keep that
thing up for an hour yet. Old Mother
Merchant's puddings bare a reputation,
I tell you. In the Hue Hanqulere."
"The sbop, then, belongs to Madami
Merchant, who, I suppose, Is tbat old
"l'es, and not only tbe shop, but tbe
bouse aa well. She bas not been cutting
pudding all these year for nothing,
flbe's a pretty good-hearted woman,
though, and nobody begrudges ber ber
money. 'In tbe winter time sbe lets me
, eelLbot pies right In front of, ber shop
' hei-K though It's against ber own trade."
Tbe glare of tbe petroleum lamp Dick
ered up less brightly. Tbe night crept on
apace. Tbe fierce glare of tbe street
changed to a dingy twilight. It was as
If the footlights bad been turned half-way
dnvn In some realistic melodrama. Tbe
crowd melted away at last.
Only the stub end of one of the pud
dings remained pn the greasy counter.
The drawer was plied full of coins. A
wretched woman, gaunt with famine, was
the only customer left Hbe was bargain
ing for -a bone with which to make soup.
aier two starring children, clinging to
ilier Uttered gowu, eyed with wistful look
tbe remnant of tbe pudding; but It was
a luxury beyoud their mother' means.
Tbe' workman took up bb bag, and
nodding good-night to tbe huckster, cross
ed over Into tbe sbop, Tbe man in tbe
cap and apron tvss resting from lib la
bors. Tbe workman called to him and be
came up to the- counter.
"A llo of pudding," aald the work
man. Tbe mas In tbe cap and apron cut It
"There's M Mr paper," be said.
Xe1i tar U Ufce It 1 your bands.
It's nearly cold now, anyway. Why didn't
you come In when It was hot) It wa
grand then. I tell you."
The wretched mites clinging to the tat
tered skirts of their mother, moved re
luctautly toward the door. The woman
had secured ber bone. Soup in the Imme
diate future was ut course excellent; but
here was meat pudding being eaten under
their very eye. They would bate liked
to stay a while, 1'erhaps the workman
would have dropped some.
"You are right," said the man with
tbe bag. "These puddings are better hot.
Here, llttlo girl. I've I've lost my ap
petite," "(live It to me," cried the gaunt wom
an. "I will divide It fairly."
"No, let the children have that," re
plied the man with the bag. "Out an
other slice for raadame."
The woman burst Into tears. Keen
tbe man with the cap and apron was
affected; but it was at tbe generosity of
the man with tbe bag.
It was getting late. Tbe Hue Han
qulere waa becoming deserted. The huck
sters outside had covered up their wares
and were beginning to take tbelr depart
ure. The man with the bag, however, still
tottered In the cook shop. He bad made
a few purchase, and had chatted pleas
antly with the man In the cap and apron
on the blest local sensation, a raiding
which bad resulted In the death of two
"Not but what It serve them right."
remarked the man with the bag. "Why
don't these, swells of tbe police let Belle
ville folk alone)"
"And they mutt have known the kind
of place Into which they were going."
added madame. speaking for the first time.
The man with the bag applauded her
sentiments. Of course they did. Madame
was a woman of good seme. If madamt
had her way, perhaps, she would have
the police let the people ot Ileilerille
alone altogether, and never come near
them. Madame was emphatic that she
would, "for some of tbe worst of them
were her best customers," sbe remarked,
"I am In tbe door and window busi
ness," replied tbe man with tbe bag, sig
nificantly. "I thought you were not In a straight
line when I first saw you," said the cook.
"Your hands ain't rough enough, and you
took altogether too fat. Workmen don't
live a you've lived."
"Oh! tbey feed us well enough where
I've Jut come from." replied tbe work
man; and be kept bb eyes steadily fixed
on madam's face. "I've Just spent five
years In tbe prlsoBs of Toulon why,
wbat'a the matter. madame7 You never
bad anyone there, did you no friend of
Hut madame was deadly white, and
clutching spasmodically at the greasy
"It I nothing," she gasped at length.
"It Is the. beat It Is I am not well.
Monslenr will call again. I hope lie will
be a good customer. We have many like
And I'm all right, you know," said
tbe man with tbe bag. "Tbe police can't
touch me, for I've served my time."
He slung' hb bag over hi shoulder,
picket! up bb parcels, and wishing the
pair good night, passed out on to tbe
nearly deserted street, with tbe bang-dog
look ot a man wbo bad been hunted often,
and dreaded to be bunted again. He
trudged on to tbe top of the Hue Han
qulere, and gained a broader thorough
fare. Immediately around the corner
there was a cab In waiting. The man
with tb bag entered it. and raining the
trap door in the roof, said to tbe sleepy
"Home!" And as be rattled along on
tbe pavement, he afd to himself : "Men
dotti Has right. The woman Is undoubt
ed! Madame I. Seur. Of course she
would change her name when she mar-
,rled again. How she blanched when I
- . . n. . . . .. ... ..
spoxe oi iouion. Ann anoiner tning i m
sure of: she never bought that house and
lot she owns by cutting up pudding In
Ileilerille. Hbe must be watched and
followed night and day."
"The woman you want went In there!"
It was Mendottl, one of Cassagne's men.
who spoke to bb employer, as both stood
In the deep shadow of a tree, whose fur
thest branches spread oter tbe narrow
street and beyond a high brick wall op
posite. "She went In there, not twenty minute
ago," repeated Mendottl, pointing with
his finger to n wooden door, which wa
let Into the wall. "I at once sent you a
message. I have not moved from here
except to do that. She's In there yet. I
don't know whose house It b."
"Hut 1 do. It Is the residence of Col-bert-ltcmplln,
the rich bnuker of the
IMace lie I'Opera. That door leads into
his garden. Tell roe how sbe got In. Did
she have a key)"
"So, a woman admitted ber,"
"What kind of a woman was she?"
"An elderly woman. She looked ns
though she Might 'be a housekeeper, or hii
upper servant. I crept up near enough
to hear her say, My mistress is busy
now, but she will see you In a few min
ute. Go Into the summer bouse.'"
Cassagne thought deeply for a minute
or two. At last be aald :
"Hun around In front of the house and
see what b going on. The bouse Is well
lit up. The Colbert-Ilerapllos are not
people wbo entertain much; but there
roust be something on to-night. Do I
not bear tbe sound of music) Wboersr
Is to meet tbe woman."' continued th ne
tectlvc, "Is to meet her lu the summer
house. Oh. to be nble to scale that wall,
and gel Into those ground!"
1 Looking around him hb quick rye fel.
Upon the tree Immediately over their
heads, along the branches of which he
i thought he mtght possibly work lib way
aud so drop Into tbe garden.
The night was tolerably dark. Hut
few people were passing In that fashion
ible quarter. After a moment' hesita
tion he determined to Attempt It. After
first Instructing Mendottl to await bb re
turn, be then climbed upon hi assistant's
shoulders, and waa just able to reach tbe
lower limb of the cedar.
I am all right," be whispered, and hs
commenced to work bb way very cau -
tlously along one uf the branches. ' It
bent tremendously with hi weight; but
he put up his hand and drew down an
upper bough. Thus distributing tbe bur
den, he managed to pas the wall, and
continued to creep along the branches
until, they gradually bending with their
load, he waa enabled to drop noiselessly
Into tbe larden.
"I will gi and wait for my laity In
the center ot the lawn, and I had better
be quirk about It." be said.
Helylng upon his general knowledge of
the construction of a 1'arlsbu garden, M.
Casaagne walked rapidly forward, struck
his foot against some unforeseen obsta
cle, tripped, stumblnl, and the next mo
ment found himself struggling In the
water. He. had overlook! tbe fart that
some gardens have fountains.
"Where have you come from, and whav
have you been doing)" was the astonish
ed Inquiry ot Charles D'Auburon.
He had been aroused from his bed at
midnight by a thunderous knocking at
hb door, and on going to see what alt
the noise was about, bad discovered Das- ,
sagne, standing, the picture of misery,
under the lamp on tbe landing.
Dripping yet .with tbe moisture which
ran from all hb garments; minus hb bat,
and shivering tike an aspen, the famous
detective presented a picture well calcu
bled to excite the utmost commiseration J
but a gleam rf triumph was In hb un
dimmed eye: and he wore the air of a
conqueror rather than of a man wbo bad
met with a humiliating accident.
Cassagne entered Into a circumstantial
relation ot bb adventure. When be ar
rived at what be faretiously termed the
"frog-pond Incident," D'Auburon could
not restrain hb mirth, and It wa so ron-
teglous that I'assagne. though the joke
waa against himself, could not refrain
from joining him The two men rtssred
until the room shook again. When their
merriment bad somewhat subsided M.
Cassagne took up tbe thread of hb narra
tive In this wise:
"I had hardly rnt my head out ot
water, and cleared my ears and eyes, b
fore 1 heard a door open and shut. In
the baek part of the bouse. I crept softly
out ot the fountain and by extended at
full length uimn the grass. Straining my
eye In the direction of the bouse, 1 per
ceived tbe figure of a woman coming to
ward me. Kbe was a woman daintily
dressed In full ball costume. I had no
difficulty In following ber. Sbe bad sllp-
ftA.1 nnnanwlir.! trtwin ill Hull pflAm. ami
no doubt believed herself to be entirely I
free from surveillance. I crept along on
ray hand and knees and got close to ber
as she came aroundthe bend In the gravel
walk. A she neare.1 Bie. the wo.rti, which
hsd hitherto been "neealed by ,.s.lng
clouds, shoue out a little and gleamed
upon ber soft silk dr.-. am! her wbll.
shoulder. In that brief moment I
ami recognbed tier."
"Who ws she)" rxrblmed D'Auburon,
In a tone of alnuwt breathless Interest.
"She wa tbe woman I expected. Hbe
was Maibtne Colbert-Heroplln. the bank
"You are Joking." rxcblmed D'Au
buron. "Hotb Mendottl and yourself must
have been mistaken. The light wa un
certain, you say. It wa some young bdy
of the bousetwld goltig to meet her lover."
"It was nothlBg of the kind. It wa
Madame Colbert-Hemplln, going to meet
Madame Mecbant. nee Iji Seur, who ba
learned some .rrt of her and I trading
upon It to her own advantage."
"It Is a fact. I ran understand no,
how Madame Mechunt b able lo become a
pro;erty owner by selling meat pud
dings In the Hue Hanqulere. She Is a
bbckmaller. I myself heard money pass
between them. The chink of gold piece.
It I a sound which I cannot be deceived
D'Auburon knew the almost marvelous
gift which his friend bad received from
nature In the matter of hearing. No stag
In the forest could catch. slbbter
sound than bb highly trained and ex
"You are probably rprrect," be said.
"Were you able to glean any purtlcubr
of their secret)'
i -.. i... The Interview wo very
brief, and what little conversation there i-d than obtainable for choleu stock,
wa waa carried on In a ry low tone. Kill by bleeding lu the mouth, hniiK
In fact, only once or twice did I catch tbo bird by tbo feet until properly bled,
a broken sentence. Once they spuke.j nVo bend nnd fi-et on nml do not lv
louder than usual. Madame Mechant
waa threatening the banker- wife; and
Jl'n'',-"l',w l"lu ,l
other not to expose her." I
"She ha her thoroughly In ber omttT
"1'ndoubledly, and that her secret b
In ome wjy connected with I'blllp Ora
ham, I feel convinced."
"There wo one other sentence I beard,
''If you have no mercy for me, do not
ruin Illy llllio ill trnmi n-in;i iwv tmr
lugs. of his unhappy mother.'"
(To be continued.)
f..eelifintI thoiiuht von told mi hi
wn a man of very good character.
Qulbble-I gum you misunderstood
me. I Mid ho was a man of good raj.
OSf" -J S"
Kvery yenr the uo of lee Increase.
it la nut merely i luxury, but become
n necessity us soon o Ita vuiuo is
, known by experience, Ice In tbo dolry
I Almost lmlbpcinhl for ImMlmi
milk ami cream at n pruper tempcrn
ture. I iv should bo cut wllli n mw Into
blocks of rvjtutrtr sbe, mi Hint they wilt
puck solidly Into tbo lev bouso without
IrAvlitj; spm-e between them. A regu
lar crosscut snw with one handle re
Inonst wilt nnswer tbo tmrpose.
. The Ice derrick I convenient nml
safer to uso for lifting tbo enkes from
the Vnter. ami hoisting Into the wits.
on or sleigh box. t'so two strong
white oak pole to make tbo derrick
and awetp. The upright, H, may I
cut from any strung piece of Inmber,
or made up by spiking together two
pieces of 2x1 studding. It should be'
12 to 13 fret long nml well brACvil nt
tbe base, n shown In the sketch. The
bottom should be smooth In order to
llde freely over .the Ice.
Ttie sweep, C, should lo about 10
feet lone, or over, with n rotie attach-
,N o caell wut ,,,.,, ti ,,Totrl
on top of the upright, H, from otie-
quarter to onc-thlnl projecting over.
where the Ice tongs are attached. The
remaining portion, wllh the rope, I),
Attached gives plenty of leverage for
lifting the heavy rnkrn.
After a "aenson" of cutting Ice, the
two Icemen pnsreit to lift out ami
load up. One nclte llio tongs and
catches) onto the floating en km. white
the other man presides at the rope, I).
The sleigh should 1-e In the handiest
imsltlon to awing the sweep around
and land tbe enkv of leu Into the box.
The combination style of lev-house
rrprvncntcd In the Illustration I not
the best for all purpose, yet tin some
feature to recommend It. The sides)
f the building nrv til mi feet above the
Kroumj nri(j tne ticlggtit of the dairy
Krr) ,., T,,p mtMt. wnU f lno
ictmUM. ,,, of two.nrh ,
...-. .i.i -. ..i.i.i ..-lit. i..
t'n Inchea w de. set upright, with Inch
."" "11 l"nK" ""'""V "" "''"
They are weather hoartlcd on the out-
COM II I. t CD IMiar A .111 ICC IIOL'MC
idle ant tilled with sjx-nt tan Utrk or
other dry iion-condiu'tliig material. The
partition wnlt between tlm dairy unit
the Ice-liouso ntid between the cool
room nml the Icv-hotisu I half tho
thickness, nnd not nihil, thus forming
closed air space between tbu stud.
Iloir li lire una Ship I'nultrr.
Illnb that nrv to Ikj marketed should
lie penned ten day before; killing nud
well fed. Withhold nil fix I for twenty
four hours previous1 to killing, hut itlve
plenty of clean water. Full crop In
jure the apiwarnnco unit aru liable to
Isoiir, nml when this does) occur corn-
'sponitlngly lower price must be accept-
ovo j(willeii or crop. For scaldlllK
fmv 0 wn, ,,,,, )C , 1(1(r ,
boiling point m. possible without ball-
Ins KM) t 17." degree Fahrenheit;
pick tho leg dry before. scnMlng; hold
by tho head mid lex mid Immerse nud
lift nil nnd down llvo or six lime; If
tho henil I Immersed It turn tbo color
of tho comb and give the eye n
'.i.m,,!,.... n..u.r..i tvMnli cnmu.u
, , . ,(Mlk .. W. w,, ,,,.
clon; tho feathers ami plu feathers
Hhould then bo remeved Immediately,
while tho body I warm, very cleanly
.. .IM...MS l.saj.rtlf I nrs t Isis Ail 11 illiitt
IHHU Wlllllllll Illl-uniMK liiu nn.i. , iiii-u
'"plllinp" by tHpplHg tell Second III Wll-
,er. m'arlJr or f"" ,H) "W. "'n' "fn
Immediately Into Ico-cold water. Tim
BlD J P0""1 Important
llai we worth tbo estra trou
s it Tps Jil iSr i
Me. The bin! should hi) told on lt
back on n table! tho leg are drawn
up against tho able of the breast, a
though the bird were, rootillng; tlm
wing are nbo folded ngrtliut the
body. Then, while In thb position, n
dump cloth I wrnpcd tightly nbmt
tho enrvn nhd fastened. Invo un
bonrd to drain until the nnlnml heat
I nil out of tho tty. I'ii'k In tue
holding about 100 inmnd and lined
with inniilln or straw paix-r. lie uro
to park snugly, mi a to preifiit mov
ing about lu any way.
Turkeys should li ImnJlnl In the
same way, except thnt they should al
way t, dry-picked. II IC. P., In Coun
All authority n) litat on An ncre
of rich. culllrntiM land f.VM worth of
1-crrle may b grown, and that an ture
should produco Ht the rate of 21N) bush
cK Cntisc for a short crop may ho tatd
at tho door of lamt detlclent In fertil
ity or plant food. Such laud should
hne couiMMtrl manure nulled nnd
turned utxler and top dress, Ashe
should also Ik' brondiiutist. Atiothrr
reason Is Improper priimrntloii of the
soil. Flow deeply ond hnrmw until
fine, light and mellow. Aga hero Is
wr cnsji wiiru vanriir nn nn e.1.
that aro not adapted to (tint j.orlleuhtr
kind of so I and climate. 11,1 can be
llntf.Pfllllll Mltllt I.V flPlM MlrtiMA lit'
detennlnrsl either by the mnvosa of
neighboring fanners of that hvAllty,
or by testing a limited number of
daul. Failure often come from set
ting sor plants j only hardy, vigorous
plant should bo purvlins.il, Careless,
ly setting out plant will also cause a
shortage. They should not bo exMed
to the mn or wind before setting.
Wlfcn iu t out llio nsits should I well
spread and fine dirt finned around
Fslng lnisrfect fcrtllbers la aiioth
rr en use. There I a sex In plant.
I'btlllates (female) must hove stoml
note (male) N-t with tlxtn to Insure
gut crops, (ttlvatlon must not bo
ticglnied. The groiitM at all time
must bo fine, mellow and free from
lloth fnist nnd dnmght are enemies
of n gixsl enns And the md dltflcult
to overcome. Herry llelds well ctiltl
voted nrv several degree warmer than
uncultivated field, therefore leo lia
ble to damage by fnt, Itetaln mulch
ing a Into aa smibte ou strawberries
Selecting lister Cans,
While there may be no Infallible rule
!'! "!":n.! ' 0' .T'.he bike,: Hu"; tMr hlblreu sianAt
tiut. iifti,i-i'-s iiuiij tiirr, itiriw
an many (sitnt that will assist and If
cnn-fully mnsldcn-d will prevent ill
aptsilntmeut as n mle. Hrtnember that
a cow I a machine and Is Intended In
change the different products on which
she I fed Into something of morn value,
Tliere Aro two distinct type ot tbesx)
machine. One manufacture or con
trrta U Into beef; the other Into
milk. Them I a very ilivldisl and pro
nounced difference In the tyxt of the
anltual Uint make href atwl tbo one
which mantifactun- milk. In the dairy
tyi we have an animal that I angu
lar, lliln, Mimewhat ItHwe-Jolntcd aud
with prominent bones. She I wedge
stuped fnun tbe fnmt, with a lean
head, iiicsterately long fact) slightly
dished aud a getiernl contented expres
sion of the feature. The inuxxht U
large, mouth large, nostril wldo nnd
ojieu, a clear, full bright eye, a broad,
full and high forehead, ears medium
sbe, flue texture, covered with flue
hair and orange jellow Inside. The mvk
I thin, modcrulcly long, with llltle or
no dewlap, and thu throat i clean.
Wide spnce bctwreu the Jaw, thu
wither Icnn and sharp, thu shoulder
loan and oblhUe mid the chest deep
and wide, which Indicate vigor nml
constitution. Field and Farm.
ftiiMxr Mint lllee,
III U the fanner grew sugar bet-U
enough to make IS;.( w ton of bevt
sugar, which, with the VTIMKH) ton of
ratio miliar imide lu liilslaim and
Texas, I enough to supply thu entire
Mpiilntloli wet of tho Mississippi Hly
er nud something over. In I1KXI wo
grew boti.WiiMXni iioiind of rice. uh
stauMally enough to supply homo !
iiiiiihI. It I the fnnner' iirlvllt-go to
grow everything tho jn-oplo neel that
our soli will produce. Secretary, Wil
son. Tim Hire llNlf I lie llerity
If breeder nud dairymen would mil)
nnllX4- thnt "tho bull I half tho henl,"
nml how thoroughly lu tlm coiirso of
year, for pm or III, tlm bloisl and
charaeterbtlc of tho bull Impregnate
am! dominate any herd where ho b
used, tla-re would b; moro euro until
lu tho selection of thu lireedlng bull,
If ho prnvo to Imi n good sire, til In
liitenco for gotl will bo fnt for year;
If n MHiroiie, It will take vear to ollui.
Innto from tho herd tbo bad feature ho
ha left behind.
There aro noino crop that will no-.
follow each other, nor will they follow
certain othor crop, while, on tho oth
er hand, thero nro Home that will grow
year after year on tho an mo laud and
also follow any other crop.
The Rlgiial Corp of the War Deiinn
(iteut ha made pnlillo sptrllleatloni for
the construction of n dlrlglblo balloon
10 ti used lu n series of tests at Fori
.Myer next spring. Proposal for Mr
lilshlng the IniIIooii will In osmst nt
the detsirttnent ou Jan. 15 iioxt. Tlm
balliMin I to ctmsbt of a go hag if
silk, to bo eoerel with an aluminum
ireparmlou. 'Hir material for Urn bag
nud llio hydnveii with which It will lie
Inflated will lie furnished by the gnr
enuuent. Tb dlmeusloti and simp or
the bag will be left lo the bidder, el
rcpl that the length must bit exnsM
I '.11 feet. It must b drslgueil In e.irry
two risiii having a combined weight
uf IUV) jsiumU; nlfst at least lb) pound
of balbt, V si of twenty mile nu
Umr In still air b ile-ln.l, and the.
scheme of asvmllng, descemlltig and
....i,,,.!,,!,,,, nn.r i i i-. ki.,i
I, ( ,,,,,,, M,.gbt. movable planes r
..., ....,.,., ..,.,..,. w ,., (H,,
,, Mimrtot or clMiighw of .i.lll..n
, n(,n,nt. 1V ,, ,
tuivo all tbe fitting neevory for sue
eesfu and (vullutioti itlgbts. It will
Uf niiiti'l only after a trial Itlght lo
U Im-I.I at Fort Myer next spring.
In a rcvnt addre nt New Yfk
Clly Francis It. l-eupp, couiuilsoner of
Indian Mffalrs. tiik oivasbtii to red to
ome of the -rlllebm thnt hate lvn
iHsile r'gnrtlng tbo I real men I of tins
Indian by ill buriMU, lie oulllmd
the ire4nt (stllcy of the govrrHiiMUit a
that of absorbing the Indian Into the
white man' clrllUntUm, thus revrrir.g
tbe otd xillry of assisting bim lu hi
Ardent deslro of keetdng a -prl
fnmi ttie white man a tie sis Mr
tMiibl. lie exire-d the oplulmi that
the final solution of the problem would
t reached by luirrmarrlagc. He ile-st-rltMsl
the success of the government
lu making the liHtlnii work; enii tlm
t'lix, he sail, went now working on Im
rUli-ond ami helping to build up the
country of which they were a mrt. The
ouniiilssloner tald It was true tuat
about bA per tvut of the Indian that
went to Indian soixsib, such a Car
Ible and other, ami went back lo lb'
' ..,t4Sslltlis suuktit sib ImImH ssfssl
away ahead of win-re tbir u rents did
s-i that the schooling was by no niptn
An unusual view of the army h.
lately lieeli (irrselllMt In a complaint
over the decrease In strength of the
roost artillery n-glmrnl. The Tenth
Company, for Instance, which mustered
n hundred ami one men In 110, wo
Able to get out only fourteen In the
rank In October. Tho explanation of
fcrcd I that tbe men In the coast artil
lery teivlvo trnliilug In ime brunch of
mechanic, and can get emptoinrtit
outside at K'hsI wages. One oltdvr In
sirurteil hi company In the art of trl
ephotie repairing, ami made the men
so Htlclrnt that the telephone couiitiy
In the neighboring city nrfenil them
sixty aud s-veuly dollar n mouth, nnd
In souio cum- Uniglit the discharge of
the men, so that they might begin work
Is-foro their enlistment expired. If tint
army ran train H men a i-rfi-iilvcly
n this, It ought to be n pn-tly gil
If thero are not forty-eight star-.
on the ring within n year or two It
will not bo for link of effort ou Hi
part of Arltour. nud New Mexico, A
convention of delegate from every
pnrt of New Mexico adopted nwilti
tloim thu oilier day ilemnmllng the ad
mission of the territory a n State.
Thu governor of Arliona ha rvjtorti'd
that tho sliitehixst seutlmuut In Hint
territory b stnmger than over More.
Hilts wefo lutroituceil In tho Senate on
tho first working-day of the session of
Coiigres, providing for the creation
of two now Stole out of the territo
ries. A tho effort lo pass a Joint
statehood hill hit been abandoned, It
I now necessary for the two territo
ries to convlnci) Congniei that they are
worthy to lie nilinlttid to the family of
Acconllng to Tcreneu V. I'owih'-I)
formerly gmuil master of the Knight
at liibir mid -now coniiecled with tb
govenunent lliireau of Iminlgratlnii, ex
tensive riillpiiul building lu Italy, tbo
npproarh of the presidential election
mid Hcnro headline lu the newspaper,
iiNlde from tlm financial Hurry, nro tho
muse for thu present oxodu of nllcin
from tho l.'nKed State, "No alarm
need bo felt because of thu ebb lu tlm
lido," ho hjiju. "Thorn I more work
In do In thb country lliun thero ever
wn before j thero b n necessity f')""
mi'ii mid women to do It, ai)l tho Ht
mouth of tho next your will eo a re
turn of iilluua, who will bo ujilo to IH!
renuinuratlvu ciiiployiiR'iit lu till coju