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MINES OF ALASKA.
favorable Report From Head Water! of
the Big Horn-Glowing KepvrU
From the Porcupine.
Herman Olson has returned to Skag
fray from the headwaters of the Big
Horn river, which empties into Taku
Arm opposite the Golden Gate. He
found a foot or 14 inches of snow at
Ptarmigan pans on his return, and a
week ago there was even more of it in
the Big Horn mountains. While the
snow was too deep for Olson to reach
the hlgliost point desired, he was for
tunate enough to find another copier
and jold ledge, which is from 25 to 60
feet in width, and carries ore which
looks remarkably similar to the wond
erful rock taken from the famous Kn
jineer's group on Taku Arm. Olson
ituked four claims for his principals on
Cook's Inlet Country.
John W. Cliff and Captain 8. B.
lohnson and wife, have just arrived at
Bkagway from Cook Inlet. "We left
iunriHe City, Cook Inlet, September
15," said Mr. Cliff, "making the trip
Sown in 11 .aya. The mining season
for that part of the country had about
closed when I loft. This has been one
of the most favorable seasons, so far as
climate conditions aie concerned, ever
seen in that country, But few, if any,
new gold discoveries have been made
on the Keniii peninsula this season.
The old established mines have been
resonably successful. Mills creek,
Lynx creek, Granite creek and Upper
Six-Mile river, may be mentioned
among those that have produced well in
the Sunrise mining district. They are
all sluicing propositions. The prop
erties mentioned have yielded all the
way from f 8 to $100 per day to the
man for part of the season. The Turn
again Arm district has several paying
streams, among which are Resurrec
tion, Hear, Palmer, California, Gla
cier, Indian and Crow creeks."
Fortune In Gold Duat.
There came to Skagway the other
day 11 boxes of gold dust, each weigh
ing nearly 400 pounds, and the whole
valued at $ "50,000. The gold dust was
brought out by the Flyer Line Steam
boat Company for the Canadian Bank
of Commerce, and on its arrival there
was taken to the Brannick hotel and
deposited in the downstairs front room,
in which a bed was laid for the guards,
II. F. Kudd and G. II. Burns, who
have lived with it ever since it left
Dawson. Kudd and Burns were for
merly mounted Policemen and went in
with Major Walsh in 1897, when Kudd
remained in this town for nearly a year.
, These men say this is certainly the
largest shipment of dust that ever came
out this way, and they believe it is the
largest single shipment that ever left
Dyea It Reviving.
E. B. Whalen made a business trip
to Dyea from Skagway and found the
town easily carrying its new honors as
a prospective railroad terminus. The
old narrow gauge tram is being torn
up, and standard gauge railroad bed is
being constructed along the street and
out to Canyon City. At Sheep Camp
the new company has constructed a
large commissary building and also a
bunk house, and it is said 11 men are
now at work on the tunnel; but this is
not likely, as the engineer has scarcely
had time to make the exact location of
that important piece of work. A large
stock of supplies has already been
taken out to the new station, and sev
eral pack animals are employed in tak
ing out further supplies.
When Navigation Clones.
Charles Sperry says the Yukon wai
closed by ice at an unusually early pe
riod last year. He says that in 1886
he was at the mouth of Stewart river
on the Yukon, anil the river did not
close that year until on Thanksgiving
dav, November 24, on which day three
scows, bringing 13 men, arrived at
Stewart river. On November 10, 1888,
Mr. Sperry and another man, took their
dog team in a boat and started for Cir
cle City, but on the 13th of the same
month they were blocked by ice at the
mouth of the Klondike river. From
those experiences it appears that there
have been years during which naviga
tion was open much later than last
year, when it closed at Dawson, No
vember 3. .
Bennett Is Booming.
Bennett is experiencing a great
boom, says the Skagway Alaskan. The
whole lake shore is lined with men
building scows and there are not
enough restaurants to feed the people.
All kinds of business is flourishing,
and it is probable that things will re
main in this state until the close of
Condition! at Dawion.
Private telegrams were received by
E. S. Busby, Canadian customs inspec
tor in Skagway, saying that Dawson
was enjoying fine weather and excel
lent business. His advices also con
veyed the information that there is a
scarcity of socks, potatoes, hay and
oats in the Klondike capital. A great
deal of provender is passing through
Skagway, but most of the hay and oatj
is for the Canadian Development Comt
pany. AVithin the last two weeks ovej
200 tons of hay have gone forward from
Like! the Torcnpine District.
J. A. Cameron, who was for six yean
deputy warden of the state penitentiarj
at Walla Walla, has just returnee
from a 10 days' trip to the Porcupint
district, with which he is very favor
ably impressed. Mr. Cameron was ao
companied by his brother-in-law. T. D
Stewart, who was so much taken U
with the different mining propositioni
on Porcupine and McKinley creeki
that he concluded to remain a week oi
10 days longer in that country, report
Are Leaving Atlln.
Passengers from Atlin report thai
alKiut 175 miners came out from th
Atlin district in one day recently,
ninny of whom remained at Bennett.
A large number of these were not ia
Hush circumstances, and not a few ol
them will turn their faces toward Daw
son, now that the bars are down.
Robert B. Mantell, the actor, was re
'lined of his financial obligations in the
.1 :iled States oijtrict court at Chicago,
lie tiled his petition several mouths
rl'o, scheduling $13,847 liabilities and
WEEKLY TRADE REVIEW.
afriran War Han IIHiwd Ilunlnea In
R. G. Dun & Co. 's trade review says:
Fears and not facts made a war in
South Africa seem a menace to property
here, and a week of conflict has cleared
away the fear. British markets for
securities have been helped by the be
lief that mining shares would be worth
more without Boer control in mining
Large purchases here of ammunition
and meats have swelled the balance
due this country. Money markets have
crown less embarrassed, stoekB have
gradually advanced, industries are still
supjiorted by a volume of demand lor
which no precedent can be found, and
payments through the principal clear
ing houses for tho past week have been
38.6 per cent larger than last year, and
67.8 per cent larger than in 1892. So
great an iucrese shows the net business
of many potent forces making for pub
The heaviest transactions in steel rails
ever made so early cover 1,500,000
tons for next year's deilvery, or two-
thirds of the entire capacity of the
Markets for minor metals are react
ing, tin having fallen to $30.02, with
a reoovery to $31.25 on sales in Octo
ber 400 tons larger than usual, and
Ijake copper is largely offered at
$17. 87. Lead is a shade lower at
$4,573, and sjndter is demoralized and
offered at $5. Coke holds strong, short
ness of cars hindering deliveries,
though more ovens than ever before are
Wheat remains practically un
changed, while Atlantic exports, flour
included, have been 12,932,813 busholB,
in four weeks, against 13,483,056 last
year; Paciflo exports, 2,197,771,
against 8,124,306 last year.
Failures for the week have been 190
in the United States, against 226 last
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Wheat Walla Walla, 55552'c;
Valley, 58oj Bluestem, 69o per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.25; graham,
$2.65; superfine, $2.15 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 34 35c; choice
gray, 8233o per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $15 16.00;
brewing, $18.5020.00 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $22; shorts, $18; chop, $16 per
Hay Timothy, $9 11; clover, $7
8; Oregon wild hay, $6 7 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 50 55c;
seconds, 42 4 45c; dairy, 8740c;
store, 25 35c.
Eggs 23 25o per dozen. ,
Cheese Oregon full cream, 13c;
Young America, 14c; new cheese lOo
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00
4.00 per dozen; hens, $4.50; springs,
$2.003.50; geese, $5.506.00 for old;
$4.506.50 for young; ducks, $4.50
per dozen; turkeys, live, 1314o
Potatoes 60 70c per sack; sweets,
22Jio per pound.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 90c;
per sack; garlic, 7c per pound; cauli
flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips, $1;
beans, 56o per pound; celery, 70
75o per dozen; cucumbers, 60o per
box; peas, 84cper pound; tomatoes,
75o per box; green corn, 12
15o per dozen.
Hops 7 11c; 1898 crop, 66o.
Wool Valley, 1213o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 14c; mohair, 27
80o per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, Zo; dressed mutton, 6)4
7o per pound; lambs, 7)io per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light and feeders, $4.50; dressed,
$0.006.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $3.504.00;
pows, $33.50; dressed beef, 64
?40 per pound.
Veal Large, 6i1c; small, 8
8 o per pound.
Onions, new, $1.00 1.25 per sack.
Potatoes, new, $1618.
Beets, per sack, 85c.
Turnips, per sack, 75o.
Carrots, per sack, 75o.
Parsnips, per sack, 90c.
Cauliflower, 75c per dozen.
Cabbage, native and California, $J
1.25 per 100 pounds.
Peaches, 65 80c.
Apples, $1.25 1.50 per box.
Pears, $1.00 1.25 per box.
Prunes, 60c per box.
Butter Creamery, 28o per pound;
dairy, 17 22c; ranch, 20o per pound.
Eggs Firm, 30o.
Cheese Native, 13 14c.
Poultry 11 12 4c; dressed, 13)0.
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $12.00;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $23.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$21; whole, $22.
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.65;
blendod straights, $3.25; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $3.50; gra
ham, per barrel, $2.90; whole wheat
flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.75.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $15.00;
shorts, per ton, $16.00.
Feed Chopped feed, $20.50 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $23; oil cake meal,
per ton, $35.00.
Ban Franciaeo Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 1214oper
pound; Eastern Oregon, 12 15c; Val
ley, 18 20c; Northern, 810o.
Hops 1899 crop, 9llo per
Onions Yellow, 7585o per sack.
Butter Fancy creamery 29 30c;
do seconds, 2728c; fancy dairy, 25
27c; do seconds, 28 24o per pound.
Eggs Store, 25 28c; fancy ranch,
Millstuffs Middlings, $19.00
20.50; bran, $17.50 18.00.
Hay Wheat $7. 50 10; wheat and
oat $7.00 9.00; best barley $5.00
7.00; alfalfa, $5.00 7.00 per ton;
straw, 25 40c per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, 40 50c; Ore
gon Burbanks, $1.25 1.50; river Bur
banks, 50 75c; Salinas Burbanks,
$1.00 1.10 per sack.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$3.758.25; Mexican limes, $4.00
6.00; California lemons 75c$1.50;
do choice $1.75 3.00 per box.
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.50
3.60 per bunch; pineapples, nom
inal; Persian dates, 6 (3 6, Si o per
(Jg ND to-morrow you leave me
and go buck to that noma
"Only for three months, dearest.
I'hen I shall come back to Rocksea and
Jessie Poole laid her pretty bead eon
Seutedly on the rough tweed Bhoulder
f the Norfolk jacket.
Will Preston was a clever young ar
tist. Looking around for a suitable
place at which to stay the summer, he
liad stumbled across the little creeper
clad cottage where Jessie- Poole lived
and nursed her bed-ridden father, ard
had Induced them to let hlra make
their home his abode during his stay. A
thorough woman was Jesle. and as
such she appealed to the artist's tem
perament. Beautiful she could hardly
be called, but her clear gray eyes and
the curve of her small, firm mouth
went straight to WU1 Preston'a heart,
and before he was aware of it the In
evitable had happened.
Presently the shapely hood was
rnlsed from the collar of the Norfolk
Jacket, and a low voice inquired:
"What are you going to do with your
self this afternoon, Will?"
"Oh, I'm golug to row out to that
picturesque old wreck and take a few
sketches of It."
"But you are not going alone, Will,
are you? You know Ifa off a very dan
gerous part of the coast, and there are
a lot of cross currents and sunken
"Oh, that's all right, little one. Your
old admirer, Jem Barclay, is 'bossing
the show.' He knows every Inch of the
coast, aud I've every confidence in him;
so you need have no qualms, dear, that
I shall not be back safe after dark."
As he mentioned the name of his
guide Jessie looked up suddenly aud
seemed about to speak, then appeared
to alter her mind, and was silent.
"So, ta-ta, dearest," he went on,
bending down and fondly kissing the
sweet lips upturned to his. I must be
off. "The tide will be on the turn soon,
and it's a good two miles row."
The wreck toward which the little
boat was rapidly cutting Its way was
all that remained of the schooner Bon
nie Belle. A year ago she had been
driven by a storm on to a sunken rock.
At high tide merely a few feet of her
sole remaining stump of a mast was
visible, but at low water she was only
As Will Preston lay back In the stern
of the boat fingering the tiller ropes he
could not but admire the stalwart
figure in front of him. Jem Barclay
was a young fisherman, living down In
the village about a mile from Jessie
Poole's lonely cottage. Over six feet
in height, aud proportionately broad,
his muscles stood out like bands of
steel as he pulled untiringly at the
Soon they reached the wreck, and, as
It was now low tide, the boat was pull
ed alongside, and they clambered up to
the slippery deck. The schooner was
but a mere shell after all, and as Will
peered down through what had once
been the hatchway nothing was to be
seen but the Inky blackness of the water
In the hold. He was startled from his
reverie by a laugh from his cbmpanion.
"A man wouldna do much good, Mr.
Preston, once he got down there, eh?"
There was something In the man's
tone that jarred unpleasantly upon the
artist's ear, tnd he answered shortly;
"No; I think he could say good-by to
"Then you can say good-by to yours,
for that's where you're going, my fine
Will Preston turned quickly round In
amazement at the words, when, with
an oath, Barclay flung hlmseJf upon
him, and bore him backward. The
back of his head struck the deck with
a crash, and he lost consciousness.
When his senses slowly came back
to him he found himself propped up
with bis arms against the mast, his
arms passed backward round It, and
his hands rightly bound together at the
other side. His cap had fcctn ficed
Into his mouth, and his handkerchief
bound tightly round, forming a most
efficient gag. Before him stood Jem
Barclay, his arms folded and his black
eyes flashing triumphantly.
"You see, I've changed my mind," he
began. "It seemed a pity to chuck you
down In t' hold. You wouldn't ha' had
time to think over things. Oh, yes, I
know she refused me a year ago, but
I'd ha' won her right enough in time
if you hadn't come with your fine ways
and oily tongue. Now I'm going to
wish you good-by. It'R be high tide at
9 o'clock, and then t sea will be a foot
a boon your head. Happen you'd like to
see how the time goes, though. Well,
He took his knife from his pocket and
drove the point Into the mast a few
inches above his victim's head. Then
I he approached the artist with the In
tention of taking his watch from his
pocket to hang it upon the Improvised
hook, but Preston, though bis hands
were tied, had the use of his feet, and
as his tormentor came within reach he
lunged out with all his force.
Taken unawares, the man sprang
backward to avoid the blow, and, for
getful of the hatchway behind him,
I lost his balance aud fell down It. In
I falling he turned half around and, with
I a sickening thud, his temple came In
contact with the further side of the
' iu!ng as be felL
HE LOST HI 3 BALANCE AVD FELL.
TO UFE- X
Will heard the splash of his body In
the water, and waited, horror-struck,
for any further sound, but nothing met
bis ears save the wash of the waves.
He struggled to free himself, so that
he might try and save his would-be
murderer, but though he strained until
tho cords cut Into his wrists It was use
less. The fisherman had done his work
only too well, and had himself kept
back the help that might, perhaps,
have saved him.
And as the utter Impossibility of free
ing himself and the Increasing peril of
his own situation became apparent to
Will, pity for his dead rival gave place
to horror at the death so slowly but
relentlessly approaching. He tried to
wriggle up by clasping the mast with
his legs; ho found It Impossible, aud
blank despair began to creep over him.
The tide had already turned and was
creeping through the broken bulwarks,
and soon the 'first nvjjre came gently
washing alongttip atVk, nearly reach
ing his feet. Again he strained and
tugged at his bonds In vain. He turned
his eyes longingly toward the boat,
which had been moored to the side of
the schooner, and then indeed be gave
up hope, for It was gone.
The rope had been too loosely tied,
and there was the boat, already fifty
yards away, drifting with the incom
The sun was dipping toward the cliffs
overhanging his sweetheart's cottage,
and he knew that he had but an hour
or two longer to live unless help came,
and that he felt was almost Impossible.
Soon the water reached his knees,
then In little ripples circled round his
Another half-hour passed, and the
cliffs were lost to view, while the
lights began to twinkle In the village
nnd along the Utile wooden pier. High
er and higher rose the water until it
reached his shoulders, and he began to
feel chill and numb. Presently the
beat-beat of a steamer's paddles came
wafted over the shimmering, sea, and
with a wild thrill of hope he turned his
Yes, there she was, gliding along
swiftly and smoothly, her portholes
and saloons brightly lit and the strains
of the band coming to him cheerily as
she churned her homeward course, the
passengers Joining In song In happy
content after the pleasures of the day.
Oh, If he could onJy get rid of that
suffocating gag his cries might be
heard. But no sound came from his
aching throat, and the pleasure steam
er glided on her way.
And now the water reached his chin,
and he knew his life could be number
ed by minutes only. lie fixed his weary
eyes upon one light that glimmered
staiilke on the side of the cliff, away
from the others. He knew It came from
the little room where his love would be
waiting and wondering what kept him.
As he looked the light seemed to go
out for an instant; then it appeared
again; again disappeared, and once
more flashed lmto sight. What did It
mean? Suddenly It struck him that It
was something on the surface of the
water which kept coming between his
eyes and the light. Could It be a boat?
He strained his ears, and fancied he
could hear the rattle of the oars In the
rowlocks. Yes, yes, It was it boat-
coming straight toward him, too. And
at last a straggling moonbeam came
slanting across the sea, and doubt gave
place to certainty, for, although still a
long way off, he could distinguish a
figure in the boat a figure that caused
his pulses to throb wildly, the figure of
a girl. Would she, could she, do it in
time? He was standing now on the
very tips of his toes, and even then an
occasional wave, higher than the resit,
would wash into bis nostrils, and give
hlra a foretaste of what was to come.
Nearer and nearer came the boat, and
higher rose th&jK8.ter. Could be hold
"Whatever can have come to those
two?" queried Jessie, as the shadows
lengthened, and still no Will appeared.
Throwing a shawl around her, she
strolled out into the evening, and look
ed away over the sea. She could not
make out the mast of the wreck In the
falling light, but something bobbing
about at the foot of the cliff arrested
"It looks like a boat!" she gasped,
with sudden foreboding. And In an In
stant she was speeding down the path.
A moment more and she had reached
the shore, and there, not twenty yards
away, she recognized Jem Barclay's
boat empty; and something of the
truth flashed upon her.
"Merciful heaven!" she moaned. "The
boat has got adrift and left them on the
There was no time to run to the vil
lage for help. What had to be done
must be done quickly. With a fervent
prayer the brave girl dashed into the
water, clambered over the side, un
shipped the oars, and In another minute
the bow was once more turned sea
ward and the little boat was speeding
to the rescue.
At last, after a lifetime of doubts
and fears, she turned and saw the
sunken mast standing out In bold con
trast to the silvery pathway caused by
the rising moon; and at the base, on
the surface of the water, there was
something else something round and
With redoubled energy and panting
breath she lugged desperately at th
oars, heedless of the blisters on her lit
It was indeed a race for life or death,
aud it seemed that, after all, her effort
had been In vain, for as the boat
bumped against the mast the head of
her lover dropied forward and sank
out of sight. With a piercing cry she
fluug herself forward and caught him
by tho hair; then, moving her hand
lower, Bhe grasped his collar and pulled
with all her might.
In an Instant the gag was removed,
and then poor Jess was plunged Into
despair again as she found his hands
tied and she realized that her little
fingers were powerless to loose tin
knotted roie, and she had no knife,
Then her eyes caught sight of Barclay's
knife sticking In the mast above his
victim's bead. With a cry of delight
she seized It, and in another moment
the bonds were severed. At the risk of
capsizing the boat she dragged the
precious burden slowly aud painfully
on board; and at last he lay, uucon
seluos still, but breathing, with hli
head pillowed on her lap.
LAW AS INTERPRETED.
Breaking and entering a dwelling
house for the purpose of serving a
writ of replevin, after admittance has
been demanded and refused, Is hold In
Kelley vs. Schuyler (It. I.), 44 L. R. A.
435, to constitute the otiicer a tres-
After a Judicial separation, although
the marriage Is not dissolved, it is held,
In people ex rel. commissioners of pub
lic charities vs. Cullen (N. Y.), 44 L. R.
A. 420, that the marriage relation is so
far terminated or suspended that the
husband cannot be guilty of the statu
tory offenso of abandonment or deser
tion. The fact that a foreign insurance
company had authorized service of
process to be made on the Secretary of
State Is held, in Connecticut Mutual
Life Iusurauce Company vs. Spratley
(Twin.), 44 L. R. A. 442. insufficient to
prevent valid service from being made
on an agent of the company, who has
come into the State on business rela
ting to the settlement of the loss.
The dissent from a sealed verdict by
one Juror when the Jury Is polled, after
sealing a verdict and separating, made
on the ground that be did not agree to
the verdict except because he thought
he was obliged to, is held, in Kramer
vs. Klster (Pa.), 44 L. R. A. 432, to
make a discharge of the Jury neces
sary, and prevent the reudltlon of any
subsequent verdict in the case on that
A deposit In a savings bank in trust
for the owner of the money and another
person as Joint owner, subject to the
order of either, and the bnlance at the
death of either to belong to the survi
vor, is held, in Milholland vs. Whalen
(Md.), 44 L. R. A. 205, to constitute a
valid declaration of trust In favor of
the survivor ns to the balance of the
fund remaining on the death of either,
although the settlor retains possession
of the bank book.
AGGREGATE MAN AS A WALKER
He Takes a Stroll of 70,000 Mtlea
If the average old man of compara
tively sedentary habits were told that
during his life he had walked as many
miles as would compuss the earth at
the equator six times he would prob
ably be very much surprised. And yet
such a pedeslrian effort ouly represents
an average walk of six miles a day for
a period of sixty-eight years.
Similarly, the man who la content
with the dally average walk of four
miles will couslder himself an athlete
on learning that every year he walks
a distance equal to a trip from Loudon
When one considers the aggregate
walking records of the world the fig
ures are even more surprising. Assum
ing that each Individual averages a
four-mile walk a day (aud this cannot
be considered an extravagant estimate
when one remembers that Thomas
Phlpps, of Klngham, has walked 440,
000 miles on postal duty alone), the
startling conclusion Is arrived at that
the world covers a journey of C!),444
miles every time the clock ticks, night
This means that the world's walking
record for a second of time Is equal to
two trips round the equator and more
than thirteen Jaunts between London
and Naples. Every minute the aggre
gate man walks a distance equal to
eight return trips to the moon, supple
mented by over fifteen walks round the
In an hour he could walk as far as
the sun aud back again, take a trip to
the moon (from the earth) 140 times,
while still leaving himself a stroll of
100,000 miles to finish the cigar he lit
at the commeircement of his Journey of
sixty minutes. But considering the rate
of his progress It Is probable that even
a slow smoker might require a second
cigar before finishing the walk.
In a single year the aggregate man
walks a distance of 2,100,000,000,000
miles, which, after all, Inconceivably
great as It Is, would take him lesB than
one-eleventh part of the way to the
nearest ftxed star.
It Is well for the aggregate man's ex
chequer that he walks these distances
Instead of covering them by rail. At
the rate of a penny a mile the world's
annual walk would cost 9,125,000,000,
or ten times as much gold as Is current
throughout the entire world. To pur
chase a ticket for this distance It would
be necessary to mortgage the entire
United Kingdom to three-fourths of its
full value. London Mall.
Journeys Around tbe World,
The time required for a Journey
around the earth by a man walking day
and night, without resting, would be
428 days; an express train, 40 . days;
sound, at a medium temperature, 32
hours; a cannon ball. 21 hours; light,
a little over 1-10 of a second and elec
tricity, passing over a copper wire, a
little under 1-10 of a second.
Sad News Indeed.
Kind Old Man My lad, what are you
Weeping Boy To-morrow's my birth
day, and my uncle was going to give
me a watch, but the doctors say he
can't live till morning.
If all our wlshe were gratified life
would soon become monotonous.
GOING ABOUT INCOG.
MONARCHS SOMETIMES HAVE
Ammlni Storlea of Royal Peraon
get who Hava DWeatcd Themaelvea
of All Blgna of Their Rank and
Traveled aa Common I'eople.
Many amusing stories are told of the
adventures of royal personages when
they have divested themselves of what
may be called their official dress and
assumed the guise of ordinary mortals.
Aud no one loves more to tell these tales
of misadventure than the royalties
The Czar still recounts the story of
an experience he had some years ago
in Scotland. It was in the early days
of his cycling enthusiasm, and he was
riding In company with Princess Maud.
When the royal cyclists were walking
with their machines up one of the steep
hills near Balmoral they overtook an
old Scotchman, who wished them "good
day" and seemed disposed for gossip.
The young pair entered into the spirit
of tho adventure and chatted merrily
about their cycling, until they reached
the top of the hill. Before they re
mounted the garrulous old man looked
wonderingly at the machines and said:
"Weel, weel, they're grand things for
you tqon lasses and laddies." When
they had got out of hearing the royal
pair literally laughed until they cried,
ami the Czar even yet answers to the
name of "the toon laddie" among his
Not many months ago the German
Emperor sustained a shock. Like King
Leopold of Belgium, the Kaiser loves
occasionally to rake a solitary ramble
In the country. One day last summer
while at rotsdam he had wandered
farther than usual, and at dusk found
himself, dusty and weary, still a dozen
miles from the palace. When at tills
stage a country woman driving a cart
ovwtook him he greeted her politely
and asked ber to allow him to take a
seat In the cart. The woman rooked
down critically at the dusty and dlhev
eled man, and whipping up her horse
said: "Not me; I don't Uke the looks of
you." Some distance ahead a mounted
patrol stopped the woman and asked
what the Emperor had said to her.
"The Kaiser?" she queried hi amaze
ment. "What Kaiser?" Thou, as the
truth gradually dawned on her she
turned pale, gave a fiightemed look at
the dusty figure coming nearer and
drove rapidly away.
Ex-Queen Emma of the Netherlands
and her daughter, the Queen of to
day, had many amusing experiences in
their wanderings Incognito. Last sum
mer, when they were staying at one of
the hotels In the Tyrol, the young
queen won all hearts by her sweetness
of disposition and vivacity. There was
one young Englishman who was so
overcome by her charms that he fol
lowed her everywhere in spite of a
frowning momma, and, It must be said,
with some mischievous encouragement
from the daughter. His attention at
last became so marked that one day
the young girl and her mother disap
peared without warning, and It was
only some days after the young Eng
lishman learned through the newspa
pers that the young Indy he had wooed
so persiistently was the Queen of Hol
land. Many good stories are told of the cu
rious adventures of Queen Margaret of
Italy on her mountaineering excur
sions. The story of how she entertain
ed a party of tourist climbers In one of
the mountain huts Is well known, but
few who have heard of another little
adventure which befell her last sum
mer. The Queen, .whose energy Is al
ways the envy and despair of her suite,
had wandered away from her attend
ants, and had not only lost her way but
was both hungry aud fatigued, when
she saw a peasant's cottage In the dis
tance. Making her way to It, her knock was
answered by an old peasant woman,
Whom she asked for rest and refresh
ment "Come in, my dear, and wel
come," the kindly old peasant said. The
Queen entered and Insisted on helping
her hostess prepare the simple meal of
milk ajid bread. When the belated at
tendants reached the cottage they
found the Queen and the old woman
gossiping and eating with all the free
dom of old friends, and It was not
until some days later, when a hand
some present arrived at the cottage,
that the woman learned how she had
entertained her Queen.
BANGOR'S DEAL TRADE.
Once Proaperoua Induatry In the Old
Maine Iowa Geta New Life.
Bangor's deal trade, after many
years, has come back again, and to-day
there are scenes along the river that
recall the times when millions of Pon
obscot logs, sawed Into thick planks,
were shipped away every year to the
ports of the United States and all over
continental Europe the times when
prices of lumber and everything else
were high, and when the Yankee wood
en sailing ship was still a queen in the
fleet and a winner In the race for the
world's deep-water commerce. As
Annie Pixley used to sing with tender
regret of "the days of '40," so the Ban
gor sallorman and lumberman sings in
his heart of the days Just before or
those after the war, when ships were
many here and business brisk.
Away back before the war Bangor
did a smashing business In lumber
with many ports In four continents,
and after the war the business was re
vived to some extent. Countless mill
ion of feet of deals were Bent to the
United Kingdom, and vast quantities
of "3-by-9 stuff" to Souti Africa, while
the wealth of Penobscot's clear and
wide white pine was scattered all over
the West Indies. Prices were for the
most part good, wages high for steve
dores, freights also high, and sailors'
pockets were seldom empty. Times
were flush in tbe port of Bangor In
The vessels that used to come to
Bangor in that time for foreign loading
were among the best specimens of
wooden construction ever turned out
anywhere, and the fleets that used to
gather at High Head docks were a de
light to the sailor's eye and a satisfac
tion to the heart of all patriotic Ameri
cans. In recent years there have been
some notable sea congresses at these
same docks, but there is a vast differ
ence between the old fleets and the
new. Nowadays the foreign trade Is
done almost entirely In foreign bot
toms, and even tbe foreign sailing ves
sels are being crowded out by British
and Norweglun tramp steamships that
carry so much at a load and goqulckly
But Bangor Is shipping deals ngaln,
with a lot of other stuff, to foreign
ports, and Is glad of It, even if the busi
ness Is done In foreign stcamerp. Last
year 20,000,000 feet of deals were ship
ped, and this year the exportation will
be as much or more. Some of the
steamers take as much as 2,ooO,(mh)
feet; others from 1,000.000 to l,r00,M0.
One of lust year's fleet carried away
The tramp steamers load quickly,
carry a big cargo, aud cross the water
in about fourteen days. They carry few
men, have no repairs that can lie mado
on this side, ond leave little money lu
the port, which Is one reason why they
ere not liked. Sometimes as many as
four or Ave of the deal steamers arc
in Bangor at a time, loading or waiting
for cargo, and strangers are surprised
to see such big ships so far up a fresh
water river. Some of the steamers are
of 3,000 tons gross, and draw twenty
three and twenty-four feet of water,
loaded. But the Teuobscot is a deep
river, and with the expenditure of a
moderate sum for dredging could be
made safe for almost any vessel of the
navy, at a distance of twenty-flve miles
from the head of the bay.
It was linen, embroidered nnd out
work, sometimes combined with what
Is now known as drawn-thread work,
from which the laces of to-day evolved.
The cut-work was mode by the nuns
when practically all Industries were
carried on within the walls of the con
vent "Nuns' work" It was colled, nnd
nn old manuscript is extant which sets
forth that a certain great lady whs "ns
well skilled In needlework ns if he
had been brought up In a convent."
From the darned netting to the luce,
with light ground, such as are used
how, is an easy transition ; then the
beautiful "stitches In the nlr," ns dis
tinct from stitches worked on ;t firm
ground, was made, nnd the evolution
of lace was complete.
It Is delightful to think that the
finest stitches which were employed at
Venice, Alencon and Argentan, when
those places were at the height of their
glory In the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries, are not a forgotten art By
means of microscopes and patient toil
on the part of the workers, the method
of making the delicate effects has been
rediscovered and is used In tho fac
tories of to-day.
Should one go into a lnco shop now
and ask for "a pretty winter lnce," "a
nice length of spring lace" or a "use- '
ful autumn variety," the seller would
doubtless think the designing pur
chaser was a lunatic. In the reign of
Louis XV., however, no such idea
would have entered his head, for so
popular was lace that the fabric was
specialized in this manner. Argeutau
and Alencon rather thick and maKSlve
laces, for those days the designers were
still under the Venetian Influence
were called "winter" laces; the fabrics
of England and Mechlin, on the other
band, were "summer" laces.
How They Earn Pin Money.
The English society woman does not
hesitate to turn an honest penny in
many ways which women of equal
standing In other nations might cou
slder Infra dig., says a writer In Har
per's Bazar. It Is a recognized fact
that many a well-born dame has traded
upon that station of life In which
Providence was pleased to place Iut
by selling the entree to tho most select
drawing-rooms to such of her newly
rich countrywomen as desired to pur
chase the privilege; also, the noble
lady of limited purse will lend her name
to the invitations and her presence at
the entertainments of the socially am
bitious woman who Is able to pay for
the benefit to be derived therefrom.
Latterly many stories have been afloat
of some American women who have
thus gained a foothold upon the social
ladder of the English metropolis. Only
this season it has been rumored that
Miss Astor was being chaperoned by
an Impecunious countess of Scotch ex
traction, who was to le reimbursed for
her time and trouble by the tidy sum
of $15,000. An easy way to pay one's
tailor's bills has been devised by an
other member of the British aristoc
racy, who has allowed the aforemen
tioned tailor to print the following ad
vertisement in a number of fashion
Journals: Lady Mary Sackvllle writes,
saying of street Is the ouly
tailor who has ever given her a long
Propagating Tnttlnsra In Pand.
There are many plants purchased
which could be easily produced from
cuttings, and such work should be done
early In the year. The Kansas Experi
ment Station has given this matter
Its attention, ond has made the work
of propagation by cuttings much better
understood, especially on the part of
women, who have heretofore relied
mostly on outside sources for new
plants. It Is not too soon to begin root
ing the cuttings of plants In February
or March, and It may be also done later.
Geraniums that are from cuttings
early In the season should be covered
with blossoms In summer. Among the
plants that may be propagated by cut
tings are the coleus, Ircsine nnd alther
mantherla. They may be started in a
box In a window, the box to be of any
size desired and five Inches deep, filled
with clean sand. When the cuttings
are first made they should be shaded
during the heat of the day, and sprin
kled several times a day until the cut
tings become thoroughly established,
the sand to be kept always moist and
wet. Cuttings are also sometimes root
ed in a deep plate filled with sand that
Is kept moist. .It Is not difficult to se
cure plants from cuttings with care In
Visitor to Shakapeare'a Hoai
The annual meeting of tbe trustees
of Shakspeare's birthplace was held
the other day at Stratford-on-Avon.
The committee reported that during
the year more than 34,000 persons had
paid for admission to Shakspeare's
house, representing thirty-five different
nationalities, and more than 10O,0)O
bad visited Anne Halhaway's cottage
at Shoitery. ,