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1NQ NEWS OF
BIG PLANT FOR HECLA.
Twenty Drilt (ompreiinr and Lsrgs
Holat Going In.
' Burke, Idaho, August 9. The Hecla
mine, near here, on Canyon creek, in
the Coeur d'Alenea, which reently paid
its first dividend of $20,000, has under
way extensive improvements. The
company is putting in a plant for its
eventual operation at 2,500 feet depth.
This plant would include two 400-horse
power boilers a compressor plant with
capacity of 20 drills and a hoist that
could operate the mine to the UiiOO-foot
level The installation of these im
provements has been under way for
some time. The large buildings for
the reception of the plant are practical
ly completed the boilers and compressor
are on the gronud and the work of put
ting them in place is going on rapidly.
It is expected that tho entire new
plant will be in operation by Septem
bci J. In the meantime the work of
developing the mine is going forward
rapidly and about 1,000 tons of concen
trates a month are being shipped. The
miiu shaft in which the big hoist will
be operated is to be sunk to the full
2,500 feet, though operations will not
lie confined to this work. The ore bod
ies will be opened and mined at the
successive levels as depth is attained.
TO OPERATE THE HEADLIGHT.
Coeur d'Alnne f'rnpArty uf Rpinnrktthle
l'romliie to lie Worked. .
Wallace, Idaho, August 9. The Head
light Mining Company will soon lot u
contract for the running of a tiOO-foot
crosscut tunnel to tap its vein 400 feet
below the surface. The property lies
immediately weHt of the Mammoth and
covers tho same vein. It will be
opened by a crosscut tunnel half way
up the mountain side from Canyon
creek to the cropping of the ledge, cut
ting about 1,500 feet west of the Main
moth where. there is a blow-out, indi
cating ore below. No work of oonse
quence has ever been done on it, al
though oru has been found near the sur
face iu two or three different places.
It ha been held for years by some pros
pectors who were not willing to part
with it at any price which mining men
were willing to pay.
lora Capital In Hoorino,
Palouse, Wash., August 0. W.J.
Springer, of Now Hampton, la., writes
from there that lie has secured capital
to work the Blue Bird and eight claims
in tho Hoodoo district. He has em
ployed M. W. Truax as manager of the
mine and authorized him to begin work
at once and push development.
Mr. Truax put a double shift to
work and the property will be
thoroughly developed. The Blue Bird
is a copper property showing high
values, and now that capital has been
secured to develop it is expected to be
come a valuable producer. v, ',r.,y'::-
James Malone reports a riVh strike
in the Elk creek disrict in Idaho on
.Breakfast creek. The rock carries good
values in gold and copper. ' .
STRIKE ON SILVER MOUNTAIN.
Another "Mere Chance" Fortune Slum
bled Onto In Canuda.
Spokane, August 9. The Thompson
boys have made a good strike on the
Silver Mountain claims, in the Slocan
district. After long prospecting, Buss
Thompson stumbled upon a very fine
looking ledge. This was exploited
further with the result that one of the
finest surface showings of galena ore
' ever shown in the camp was uncovered.
It is from six to 18 inches across and
chunks of ore weighing hundreds of
pounds cju be taken out with a p ick
Three claims are embraced in the
group, the Sinfl, Atwood and World.
PRESTON PEAK COPPER MINE.
Devnleninent Work It Heine; Pushed on
Aflhland, Or. August 9. The Ash
land Tidings says that Schoonover &
Young, New York capitalists, repre
sented by Henry Phillips, have spent
$160,000 in the development of the
Preston Peak copper mines. Work is
being pushed on a 200-foot drift. The
rock is very hard. Some of the ore as
says 22 per cent in copper, $4 in gold
and a trauo in sulphur.
OREGON WONDER TO START.
Contract to Run a Tunnel Will Be Let
Prairie City, Or., August 9. P. J.
Mo my and Elmer Cleaver have gone to
the Oregon Wonder mine and will at
once let a contract tor running 300 feet
of tunnel on the mine, to be completed
with all possible haste.
Mew Compaur at Wallave.
Wallace, Idaho, August . The
Oatiiella Mining and Milling Company
Ima tiled articles of incorporation at
Wallace, (i, A. Cunningham, Patrick
Sullivan, Adam ' O'Donuoll,' J, W.
Weyer and Joseph F. Whelau.s are the
incorporators and directors. Wallace
is the principal place of business ami
the capital stock of J50.000 U divided.:
into 1,000,000 shures. ' " - -
Klundlke Hold Shipments.
Seattlo, August 9. Oold shipment
through Skagway from the great Klon
dike camp to the outside world this
mohsou have reached in round numbers
more than $7,000,000.
BRIGHT CARBONATE MINE.
rroperly In the Greenhorn OUtrlot That j
t. . ,;"uk J"""1" A n t.
Pendloton. Or., Angiwt 9. Parties 1
from the Bright Carbonate, located in
the Greenhorn mountains, near Law
Ion, and owned by George Darveaux,
lleniy Kopittke, Frank Duprat, John
Siebert aud others, of Pendleton, re
port a rich strike in that mine in the
face of the 100-foot tunnel. The vein
has been penetrated 2,l feet and shows
Blldan Mine at Klk City.
JRoise, Idaho, August 9. Jesse
Coulter has returned from a trip to the
property of the Midas Gold Mining
Company at Dixie, 26 miles from Elk
City, Idaho. Eleven men are at work,
and Mr. Coalter reports that the prop
erty is looking fine.
In the Summit OUtrlrt.
Seattle, August 9. A number of lo
cations are being made iu the Summit
district, on the Cascades. The numer-,
ous discoveries in that district are ex-
citing uveiy wieresi mine x annua ,
SLOCAN IS ON THE JUMP.
Nearly All the Mine Are Again Ship
r-andon, B. (J., Augnit 9. erly a
the mines around Saudon are shipping
again. The Idaho sent ont 500 tons i
July of high grade ore, and will do bet
ter in August.
The Payne shipped about 1.200 ton
in July, and has paid its quarterly
dividend of 3 per cent. The Truth
Uueen Beep, Whitewater, Sloean ritar
and Rambler-Cariboo are regular ship
The I'utli mill in Saudon is running
double shift and the company is put
ting in two more Whilley tables, these
doing bettei work than the roun
tables. It is shipping about 200 tons
of good grade concentrates per month
Handon is building up rapidly. About
900 men are on pay rolls in and aiound
PLANS FOR GOLDEN ZONE.
Capacity Will Soon Ke 100 Tone of Ore
Loomis. Wash., August 9. At the
Golden Zone plans have been com
pleted for increasing the capacity of
the mill to 100 tons daily. The neces-
sary machinery has been ordered and
the work of adding to the present mill
strocture for its accomodation begins
at once. The Golden Zone is
thoroughly opened up that it will be
able to supply the daily mill run with
a minimum force. Continuous devel
opment of the ore bodies will go stead
ily forward though there is more than
100,000 tons of ore in sight.
The management proposes to increase
the capacity of the mill from its profits
until it can treat 500 tons daily. That
a mine of this character could in three
years be brought to such a high stage
of development, show quantities of ore
and be scarcely known outside of the
district tolls the story of the quality of
work being done at a dozen properties
in the Palmer Mountain district. Mill
runs up to date have averaged about
1 10 per ton, and this is probably
good average of the mine.
Silver King Again Going.
Seattle, August 9. Captain Gifford
who has been appointed mine manager
of the reorganized Hall Mining and
Smelting Coinpauy, proposes to justify
the faith which he has had in the Si)
ver King as one of the great mines of
British Columbia. He has an exten
sive programme of development mapped
out and within a short time he expects
to have 500 men at work in the com
pany's property. A small force will
go to the mine and get things in shape
Electric power instead of steam power
may operate the mine machinery and
possibly the smelter.
Kellam'i Cump la Next.
Helena, Mont., August 9. W. Kel
lam and J. D. Bone, two Montana prog'
pectors, own a group of six claims on
the eastern slope of Eureka mountain
two and one half miles from Gran
roras, . u., tnat are attracting con
siderable attention, and are regarded as
of considerable promise. There is
well-defined quartz ledge on the La
oonia. It averages about 20 inches
wide. A shaft has been sunk to
depth of 25 feet. The foot wall is in
granite. Assay returns gave small
values in gold and copper and it is ex
pected that they will improve with
FAMOUS MONUMENTAL MINE
Mkely to Start Up With a Good Foroe
Baker City, Or. August 9. It
currently reported that the once famous
Monumental mine, eight miles north
of Grunite, now idle for live years.
to be Btarted up shortly with a force of
100 men. C. S. Miller, the principal
owner of this property, will neither
confirm nor deny the report.
North went Notes.
John P. Vollmet is erecting a large
grain warehouse at Genessee, Idaho
A hail storm is reported to have shat
tored 5,000 bushels of grain near Ox
The people of Genessee, Idaho, have
asked ior a special election to vote on
the subject of a waterworks system.
l orest fires are still raging in the
White Pine district, Idaho, although a
large force of men is at work trying to
cnecK tne names.
B. Gioda, a sheepman of Condon
Or., died recently in Texas, from con
sumption. lie leaves considerable
The O. R. & N. Co. 'a gang of traok
layers has completed its job of putting
down heavy rails on the branch from
La Grande to Elgin, Or.
The Albany, Or., ice factory, al
though running night and day, is un
able to supply the demand, and a car
load of ice was brought up from Oregon
Jity on tne oth.
The Toledo, Or., Loader reports
sample of "pieplant" or rhubaib
grown in that town, whose leaf is 21
feet in circumference, and whose stalk
is seven inches in diameter.
rorcst tires are raging near Medical
Colfax, Wash., is threatened with a
Ex-Senator arner Miller, of New
lorfc, was recently m Spokane. He
is said to be COUBidering Kettle Falls
with a view to transmitting electiic'
,,owe,. to Republic'
There are 200,000 sheep ia Wallowa
An unknown man committed suicide
iu a variety theater at Spokane the
flight of Antrnst 4 Tliara wua
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i in his clothing to identify him. and
his body lay all day in an undertaker's
without being recognized.
Largely as a result of the vigilant
crusade against owners of unlicensed
bicycles, instituted by the president of
the Tacoma Wheelmen's Association
and carried on by the police depart
!ment, the city treasurer has issued
! 4,255 licenses to date. It is believed
the 6,000 mark will be reached before
the year is out.
One salmon cannery at Fairhaven,
Wash., has received 85,000 fish two
days in succession.
J. D. Barnett. of Ritiville. Wk
lost sou sacks ot wheat, his barn and
lioiue lancing last Wednesday by fire.
BUYING FOR FALL TRADE.
ku linuienae KuilutM In Sleel Reported
I rem the Weit.
Bradstreet's eavs: rlrate is still ex
hibiting manr of the irregularities , in
wident to the transition period between
mid-summer and early fall trade. De
spite the hot wave, w ltn its effect on
the growing distributive demand, and
hIfo becanse o' the reports of damage to
the corn crop which it lias incited,
nxue cheerful feeling is perceptible in
general trade, and the booking of fall
orders ior drv goods, clothing an hard
ware at leading Western centers, and
heavy engagements in iron and steel
products, though at lower prices, are
of encouraging proortiou8. Prices are
not showing the precipitate declines
noted some time ago, and among the
really encouraging features is the ad
vance iu wheut, mainly based on ini
proved export inquiry.
Wool is rather tinner than of late
because of the better inquiry, though it
inu.st be admitted that this steadiness
is somewhat at the expense of new
Cotton goods partake of the strength
of raw material, and w hile weakness is
still perceptible, brown cottons, print
cloths aud wide sheetings, tne natural
corrective ol reduced production, are
being increasignly sought.
While the dry goods demand as
whole is still classed as backward for
the season, hot weather is credited with
some of the responsibility and trade at
titude as a rule is one of hopeful ex
An immense liusiness in steel pro-
ducts is reported booked at Pittsburg
ami Chicago, and steel bars are really
(inner with an advance of $4 per ton
announced bv Western manufacturers
who have sold their output up to the
close of the year.
Failures for the week were 177 in
the United States, against 136 last
year, anil 23 in Canada, against 29 last
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Onions, new, U40.
Lettuce, hot house, $ 1 per crate.
Potutoes, new, $15.
Beet, per sack, 85c(3$l.
Turnips, per sack, 75c.
Carrots, per sack, $1.00 ,
Parsnips, per sack, $1.25,
Cauliflower, native, 75c.
Cncu 111 bers 10 i 20o.
Cabbage, native and California,
2c per pounds.
Tomatoes 40(3 50'.
Butter Creamery, 23c; Eastern 22c;
dairy, 15 18c; ranch, 14c pound
Poultry 14c; dressed, 14 15c;
Hay Puget Found timothy, $11.00
12.00; choice Eastern Washington
Corn Whole, $28.00; cracked, $25;
feed meal, $25.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
' Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.50;
blended straights, $3.25; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra
ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat
flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.804.00.
MillstulTs Bran, per ton, $12.00;
shorts, per ton, $14.00.
Feed-f-Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal,
per ton, $30.00.
Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef
steers, price 7,'ac; cows, 7c; mutton
ii' pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 9
Hams Large, 13c; small,
breakfast bacon, 12c; dry salt sides
Wheat Walla Walla. 55c;
Valley, 55c; Bluestem, 68c per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.10; graham,
$2.50; superfine, $2.10 per barrel.
Outs Choice white, 87c; choice
gray, 35o per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $14.00 16.00;
brewing, $16.00 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $13.00 ton; mid
dlings, $20; shorts, $14; chop, $15 pel
Hay Timothy, $U12; clover,$7
7.60; Oregon wild hay, $67 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 45 50c;
Eggs 17.0 per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream, 13c;
Young America, 14c; new cheese 10c
per pound. '
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00
3.50 per dozen; hens, $5.00; springs,
$2.504.00; geese, $4.005.00 forold;
$4.500.50; ducks, $3.004.00 per
dozen; turkeys, live, 1817o pei
Potatoes 4050oper sack; sweets,
3(sf 2)40 per pouna.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 75o;
per sack; garlic, 70 per pound; cab'
bage, 2c per pound; parsnips, $1;
onions, 1 ;ac per pound; carrots, 90o. .
Hops 28o per pound.
Wool Valley, 1516o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 1516u; mohair, 25
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 8?4c; dressed mutton, 7
73ao per pouud; lambs, 6)e0.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light aud feeders, $4.50; dressed,
$5.006.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $4.004.50;
cows, $3.60 4. 00; dressed beef, 63b
740 per pound.
eal Large, 6,ls7Jsc; small,
8.lgc per pound.
San Franoieeo Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, ll13o pei
pound; Eastern Oregon, 10 14c; Val
ley, 16lSc; Northern, 9 10c.
Hops 1899 crop, ll13o pel
Butter Fancy creamery 2222c;
do seconds, 21 21c; fancy dairy.
19c; dosecouds, 16 1 80 per pound.
Eggs Store, 17o; fancy ranch,
Millstuffs Middlings, $17.00-
20.00; bran, $13.50 13.50. i
Hay Wheat $S12; wheat 4
oat $8.00 11.00; best barley $8.5t
maim, o.uu(S(.oo per ton: str
.,537,sC per bale. !
Potatoes Early Rose, 80 75c; C
sron liurlianks, 90ea$l; river .1.1...
banks, 80S5c; new. ISlfa'c.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
2.758.2o; Mexican limes, $4.00
.00; California lemons 75c $1.60;
lo choice $1.75 9.00 per box.
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.60
.50 per bunch; pineapples, nom
inal; Persian dates, 66ao per
DISPENSED WITH A BLACKSMITH
How Arizona Cowboys Punched H jlee
in a Wagon Tire.
LP at iny camp near the Four
Teaks," told Jim Bark, the well-known
cattleman, -the boys are all handy
with a rifle. We've a lot of guns up
there. The old-fashioned black-powder
Winchester has been discarded and
notning but the best goes. Most of tbe
new guns were bought during the
Spanish war, when we would experi
ment all day with tree trun.ks and
rough trenches, learning the art of war
at home. We found that a bullet from
one of the new Winchesters, driven by
smokeless powder, was good for four
feet and more of pine timber, and for
more than an Inch of Iron. I thought
the boys bad done about everything In
the shooting line that could be done
long ago. but I was mistaken.
"I sent them up a wagon. In haulipg
down some firewood they broke the
bolsters all to flinders. The bolsters
held up the wagou bed, you know. Well,
the boys figured out all right the re
building of the wooden parts, but came
near being stumped on the Iron fixings.
They got some old Iron wagon tires and
cut them in proper lengths, but hadn't
a way that they could see to punch tbe
necessary bolt holes. Finally the ques
tion was solved. One of the boys care
fully marked the places for the bolts,
stood the piece of the against a tree
and put a bullet. .30 caliber, through
the tire at each place marked. It was a
novel sort of blacksmlthlng, but It
worked." Arizona Graphic.
THEIR DRINK IS MADDENING.
Native Tipple ot the Filipinos Is a Hor
The effect of the so-called American
saloon on the Filipinos is not nearly as
bad as the effect of Filipino liquor on
American soldiers. In fact, the former
f Is distinctly superior to the latter, since
American liquors do not produce mad
ness. George Ilobart, a regular army
man, who has just returned from Ma
nila to his home at Indianapolis, says
of the Filipino booze: "It Is not heat
that Is driving the soldiers crazy. It's
Just simply 'beno.' Absinthe is not
In the same class. It looks like water
and tastes like licorice," he says, "and
w hen thi boys can't get beer or whisky
they buy 'bono' from the natives.
takes a pint Of It to make a drinking
man drunk. The third or fourth con
secutlve drunk makes a blooming Idiot
uui 01 me victim, ine soldiers crave
It after they have once tasted It. Out
on the lines the boys never get beer or
whisky and when the natives suerik
this 'beno' into camp the fellows buy it,
"In tho southern islands, where the
demand Is not so great, the natives
sell It for 3 cents a canteeuful, but
around Manila the demand Is so great
that the price has been raised to 50
:ents. After a man drinks about a pint
of the stuff he begins to get silly, but
he recovers In a day or two. Then he
will want more of it and If he can't
get It he will go mad. Then the olli
tiers have to shackle him and he Is sent
to the hospital for the Insane at. Wash
ington. They tell me that the poor
fellows who have been taken there will
never get well." Omaha Bee.
NOTHING IF NOT REALISTIC.
Who the Present School of Writers
Appear to Be Aiming At.
The russet sparrow sat on the roof
and bliuked at the setting sun. Afar
down the alley a lone ragman drove his
chariot slowly along and chanted his
plaintive lay. The wind moaned through
the chimney pots, the red sun looked
diuirj- down through the smoke and the
russet sparrow sat on the roof and
blinked at the setting sun.
The russet sparrow sat on the roof
aud blinked at the setting sun. Sadly
the stray policeman In the gray dis
tance swiped an orange from the bar
row of a passing coster and peeled it
with a grimy baud. He was thinking.
thinking. And the dead leaves still
choked the tin spout above the rain
water barrel In the backyard.
The russet sparrow sat on the roof
and blinked at the setting sun. Adown
the gutters In the lonely street ran
murky puddles 011 their long, long jour
ney toward the distant sea. Borne on
the wings of the sluggish breeze came
a far-off murmur of vaerant does in
fierce contention and life was hollow
mockery to the homeless cat.
Ana tne russet sparrow sat on the
roof and blinked at the setting sun.
Every person who coughs should not
Alarm himself with the Idea that he le
in a had way. Experience has con
vlnced us of a fact that there are two
distinct kinds of coughs one proceed
lng from an affection of the lungs and
air tubes, as In a cold, the other pro
ceeding from effervescence In the stom
ach. The lungs cough is a symntom
which nil know to require attention
lest serious consequences ensue. The
stomach cough Is a much more simple
matter, and may easily be got quit of.
It Is caused by the food and drink
which are put into the stomach effer
vescing, and producing an Irritation. A
knowledge of this fact ought to lead
persons so affected to ponder a littl
on the nature of their ailment aud the
tone of their digestive powers.
Friday Is All Right.
Friday as an unlucky day has lost Its
grip. Superstition regardiug beginning
great enterprises on that day is fading
away. Great steamers start on long
voyages on every Friday iu the yearf
Good Friday included. Journeys of al)
sorts begin on Fridays, and the sixth
.lay of the week has no more terror uow
to th average man than the first day
of th week. People even get murrled
ly powerful to light up the chauuel ai
least 4,000 feet ahead. In addition tc
electric lights sufficiently powerful to
light up a circular area around the
ship of about "00 feet in diameter.
A girl never looks so killing as when
man accidentally steps on her dress
THE UNLUCKIEST WOMAN.
tickle Fortune Frowns Upon La Bells
The unlucklest woman In the. world is
believed to be La Belle Brooks-Vincent,
who has returned from the Klondike to
Seattle, Wash. During the past six
years she has seen more fluctr.atians of
fortune and undergone more hardships
than usually fall to the share of most
people during a long life. Disappoint
ment and failure seem to follow her in
every undertaking, but she shows no
discouragement and bravely adapts
herself to changes of circumstances.
She w as born In luxury and highly edu
cated. During her senior year at Ypsi
lantl College, Michigan, she met Ben
iamln Masou. a wealthy retired mer
chant, old enough t,o be her father, and
married him. Tbe marriage was an
unhappy one, and after a few years the
young wife was granted a divorce and
given the custody of her young son.
The husband signed contracts giving
large sums of money Instead of all
mony and settled $24,000 on the boy.
Subsequently La Belle married L. O,
Vincent, a musician and song writer.
This second marriage was also a fail
ure, and a short time after the couple
separated, Vincent died. Mrs. Vin
cent then Indulged In speculation and
lost heavily on her Investments. She
sold her property In Michigan for $18,
300 and went to Seattle. The gold fever
seized her. She plunged Into specula
tion again and took the largest stock of
staples and machinery ever transport
ed to Alaska In a single venture. She
there fell into the hands of a sharp
trader, wno through misrepresentation,
beat her out of everything that she pos
sessed and who then Incited a strike
among her former employes, whose
wages had not been paid. Many suits
ror wages and other debts were begun
against ner and her counsel advised
her to avoid them by returning to the
states, with $200, all that remained
or ner fortune, she commenced the
Journey on a dog sleigh, her only com
panion being an Indian who could not
speak English. Her creditors learning
Df her departure sent officers after her.
She was brought back to Dawson City
and placed in jail. Through the aid of
1 friend she was released from prison
ind enabled to return to Seattle, where
she arrived friendless and penniless.
RIVERS ARE TREACHEROUS.
In Times of Freshet They Frequently
Change Their Course.
The rivers of China, like the people,
ire extremely treacherous. They have
no fixed channels, but move In the Im
petuous floods that come pouring down
from the mountains in the rainy sea
sou, sometimes as much as 100 miles
from their old beds, leaving the inter
vening tracts burled deep under the
sand, destroying life, making a desert
of cultivated fields over an area of
many hundreds of miles, and plunging
the farming population Into terrible
poverty and famine. The enormous
canals, constructed by the Government
to correct the evil, have been of no
avail In this direction, although they
nave iormeu in tne past great water
ways crowded with craft, aloug which
supplies of food and merchandise can
be carried to the markets at a trifling
?ost. Modern engineering, when the
break-up of China comes, will find the
subjection of Chinese rivers a problem
that will challenge all Its genius and
perseverance, and It may accomplish
here what It has failed to do with oth
?r great streams where the alluvial soil
s carried down by the current to block
he mouth and place a tautaiizins oh-
itacle In the way of navigation.
The I ei-IIo is as crooked as a wennon
3ying In the wind, aud the present low
aess of the water Is due to the lon
Jrought that has prevailed in the high
lands to the north, where it rises. Two
rears ago steamers that now anchor at
Taku, twenty miles or more down
stream, ran to Tien-Tsiu, where thev
ould take their cargo and where pas
sengers could go on board comfortably
and conveniently. The change, under
the present circumstances, constitutes
the chief difficulty In reaching the cap
ital. For at Tlen-Tsln the nassenn-o.
anding at Taku must change cars con
tinuing the journey to Pekin from the
Coughs of an Eugine.
The cough, or puff, of a railway en-
tine is due to the abrupt emission of
waste steam up the chimney. When
3ioving slowly the cough 'can. of course
be heard following each other quite dis
tinctly, but when speed is put on the
puffs come out one after the other
much mere rapidly, and when eighteen
roughs a second are produced they can
not be separately distinguished by the
?ar. A locomotive runuing at the rate
of nearly seventy miles an hour give
aut twenty puffs of steam every sec
ondthat is, ten for each of its two
Every girl w ho pounds a piano should
re impressed with the fact that mak
ing bread Is not accompanied by &
noise that disturbs the neighbor.
l.A ntU.LK BROOKS-VINCENT.
LET US ALL LAUGH.
JOKES FROM THE PENS OF VA-
incidents Occurring the
World Orer-Bylngs that Ar. Cheer
M to Old or YounB-Fnnny
tions that Tou Will Enjoy.
"Horrors!" exclaimed the citizen of
the South America epuuut.
Danor says that six men were disabled
in nnr revolution yesterday.
.T. thflt an?' renUed another citizen,
"Such occurrences give our sport a sort
of black eye. But how did tne aepioi-
nhle affair haDnen?"
"Why. the weather was very damp,
rou know, and the doctor pronounces
It pneumonia." Judge.
Mabel So your mother has married
Maud-Yes- thank goodness! You
can't think how glad I am to get her
comfortably settled. You don't know
what a terrible trial she has been to me
Making Both Ends Meet.
Useful Some Day, Perhaps
Husband What! You bought an ar
Wife Yes, dear. You see it was
great bargain and
Husband-Great Scott! What are
you thinking of? You haven't any
earthly use for such a thing.
Wife But, dear, you know you
travel on the railroads a great deal,
aud you can never tell what may hap
pen. Philadelphia Press.
Brlggs-The doctors say I am suffer
lng from a complication of diseases.
Griggs How many of them have you
"The trouble with you Is that you
are suffering from a complication of
That Was All.
"I can't Imagine why Miss Rocking
ham treats me so coldly. The other
evening when I called she said she bad
been eating green onions and hoped
would excuse her. Since then she has
hardly spoken to me."
'That's curious. What did you say
when she excused herself?"
'Let me see! Why, I merely told her
not to mind; that It would be an easy
matter fox me to keep far enough away
not to be disturbed."
A Considerate Offer.
Employer I think I'll have to let you
go; there isn't much to do around here,
but you dont even seem able to do
vuice uoy wen, suppose you pay
me half wages, and I'll stay home un
til you really need me. Chicago Rec
"You don't happen to have chansre
iur a quarter, do ye?" asked Eaton
Sshabbelong, who had had
pected stroke of luck.
"Change fur a quarter!" echoed Tuff-
old Knott, with infinite disgust. "If
I had do ye reckon I'd be carryin' the
mirst i ve got with me this minute?".
All He Had.
"Comrade, lend me your pipe "
"Got any tobacco?"
"Now lend me a match."
"Say, you don't seem to fninfch .
thing toward your smoke exrent v,,.
Competition Am finer Vnti.i
"They say that Krmrer i i .
mwiutti luuu ever.
"What has braced
nP so sud-
"Oh, he's mad because the. m
dowager has knocked him out of the
public eye." uie
An Exiled Belle.
Is your daughter Pamela ,..,. .
good time in the country?"
"Xo; she says she hates It; lt scuff,
her shoes out so." '
A Mean Trick.
Juliet-Dearie, did v0u mmi ...
ter I gave vou to man? 1
Jack (fumbling in "big. nn,,.
course-first thing as n V"'
downtown. I reuieniW ,at gt
Juliet trii,niphamiy)-Ha, there r
"'Shtyou! I didn't give ;0u any lee!
r to maiL-Chlcago Record.
VherIrnoTac"e Is Bli8.
He-1 want to know.
who is master of this hn,,c
She-You'U be hamiipr .
find out.-Puck. JOU aon 1
ans Gan &
Mrs. Brown-Mrs. Jnnl:
if her husband died she wouTd T AT
follow him. He has been I?, lck1'
Mrs. Smith-Yes: but " a S'
nly expect her to foUownt
has seen the Paris expositor, -
There is alw.y, 22
range a woman's ri. CiMr-
Judge. " , '"u "ow.-
It Ought to Re.
Customer If this underwear foj
fit may I change it? i
.Clerk Certainly. Underwear j. I
His Guess at It.
"What does it mean, Tommy ,1
uuuuuj otuuvi icraiui an&eu, WflPf I
says 'they rent their clothes?"" '
"I suppose they couldn't afford J
buy them," replied Toraniy.-n,,1
Too Much for Him.
Twynn I hear that the weather jJ
uas ueeu lu&eu 10 xue nospital.
Triplett That Is true. The 4
was xoo uiucu ior mm.
"One of his forecasts came true,"
She Has No Chance.
Miss Gllgal (readlng)-A girl npeft
sylvanla has saved an express (,
from destruction by taking off her
petticoat ana waving It as a signal
Miss Tenspot Oh, dear, I could net(,
uo auyiuiug ueroic nice mat,
"Because I don t wear red 1
The Automobile Outranked
First Horse Well, thank goodness
Second Horse Thank goodness I
First Horse When we get sick I
call in a doctor; we don't have toy
tinkered with with a monkey wreoej
A 8on-ln-Law's Finish.
"William is always used un for i
eral days after ma starts to CalliJ
"How does that happen?"
"Oh, he always has to go overtoil
railway map with her, and tell hi
what to do and what not to do."
"Society Is getting fearfully mixed; J
is embarrassing to meet one's landlord
at a garden party." .
"Yes; especially ff you are behind
wain tne rent."
Mrs. Seeside-Oh! I think divorcs
are simply awful! I never could beu
to hear of another woman filling m-
Mrs. Breezy You couldn't?
Mrs. Seeslde No! It would
break my heart to think of any other
woman writing to Harold for mouetl
Silas nayrlck Wall, by gum, these
city fellows dp beat the world. I wod
der what they'll charge for a wife an'
about five children." Chicago Intel
In It, but Not Of It.
"What Is a storm center, pa?"
"A storm center is that member of 1
family who remains as cool as a cu
cumber while he makes -all the rest
raging mad." Chicago Record.
With an engaging smile the Deddlei
who had gone around to the side door
addressed the sharp-featured woman
who answered his knock.
"Is this the head of the house?" In
"No, sir," she replied, shutting tne
door in his face. "This is the wlne."-
There Are Many Such,
Mrs. Horn You can believe verv lit
tle that Mrs. Gabbleby says.
Mr. Hoon No; the Door woman Is
sadly afflicted with Dalnitation of the
Those Dashing Boston Girls. .
Hester-Tell me. Kate, vou nnclit tl
know all about it. Do men did Char
ley go down on his knees when he De
Kate How absurd! Mow mnld he
have gone down on his knees, when
I . Wrhere do you suppose I wa
anyway Uoston Transcript.
Little Clarence Pa. is the n reason
for all things?
Mr. Callipers Yes, I suppose so.
Little Clarence Well, then na whf
do hens lay eggs?
Mr. Callipers Because thev can't
stand them on end, my son. Judge.
Johnny raw, what is conscience?
Paw Conscience, mv son. la some
thing that we always think shoulJ
bother the other fellow Baltimore
Too Long to "Wait.
The Japanese, as is eenerallv known.
are mainly vegetarians, their diet con
sisting ror the most part of rice and
few other simple vegetables.
While they are a healthy and happy .
people, they are undersized as compar
ed with the meat eaters of Enrone and
America, and it was seriously recom-
menaea a rew years ago by advisers ot
the Emperor, that he should encourage
his subjects to adopt a diet of flesb,
with a view to Increasing the average
An American who wns vlsitlne in
Japan tells of a jlnriklsha man witti
whom he became acquainted, who, al
though able to trot fnrtir mil
without fatigue, was vexed because of
nis small size and had begun to eat
meat. He asked his American friend
one day, in the best English at his com
mand, how long a time would be re
quired, on an animal d!et to make the
Japanese a larger race. .
"I should say a hundred years, at
least," replied the American.
The "rickshaw" man went back tf
hi rie. - . .