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o he ox Ifcer teuo STANDING A WLXOM, Froprleterm. EDWARD IS CROWNED K1NQ. WHOLE Terms of Saboorlptloas Ods Ycsr, in &dvftnc6 plz LoDtbs. Throe Months st tbs Catered at Brigham City at mail matter. s HIKCH STANDING, Editor. Instructions to Correspondents. Items of news are solicited from all parts of the country. Write upon one side of the paper only. Write proper names plainly . In order to protect the publisher from impersons, the full positions from irresponsible name of the author should be signed to all comof The correspondents munications Identity mill be withheld whenever desired. . 1. . ,tr.. :"n SJ PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. i UTAH STATE NEWS. The Ringllng SO, 000 at MAGNIFICENT CHARACTER. Brow, circua took in Provo. Salt Lake City bae 15,465 children oi school age, 7,568 boys and 7,828 girls. There have been no public gatherings of any kind in Richfield for over a week because of the diphtheria. The merchants of Lehi closed their places of business Friday of last week and took aa outing to Saratoga springs. ' The Salt Lake City council appropriated the sum of 04,000 to assist in defraying the expenses of the Elks convention. Max A. Peters, the second victim of Joseph W. McCaslina murderous shooting In Salt Lake City on the 1st, has succumbed to his injuries. James Timpson and Florence Nelson were severely injured in a runaway accident Sunday night, the accident being the result of careless driving. The past week in the ore and bullion market of Salt Lake showed settlements amounting to 1401,900, as compared with $363,900 for the previous week. Peter Sullivan aud John Donomlcb, miners employed at the Quiucy, in Park City, were injured by the explosion of several giant caps one day last week. B. F. Morgan and Barney Boyle, charged with robbing a small hoy of Spanish Fork of a small sum of money, have been bound over to the district court for trial. While hunting sparrows with w 33-- ; calibre rifle near Salt Lake City .Charles Alston, aged 12, accidentally shot Arthur Smith, aged 10, In the abdomen, Inflicting a serious wound. Azer Evans, the son of Mosiah Evans, of Lehi, met with ! painful accident the'otber day. He fell from a lumber wagon and was run over by tbs bind wheel, breaking his collar bone. Harvesting has just fairly begun in Sevier county, though some of the farmers at Brooklyn are now almost ready to begin threshing. In other psrts of the valley the grain ia still green. While attempting to board a rapidly moving train, Charles Bodecker, who had been warned to leave town by the Salt Lake police, missed hie hold and fell beneath the wheels, losing his right foot. The body of John McDonald, of Sandstone, Minn., was found near Echo, with the head badly mangled and a bullet hole in the back. It is believed the man was murdered and robbed by hoboes. Between 200 and 250 cubio feet of water per second is now passing through the two large pumps at the bead of Jordan river, and la a short time will be on the parched farms of 8alt Lake county. John Miller, of Salt Lake, was robbed In a peculiar way last- week, bis assail ant throwing pepper in his eyes and going through his pockets while John was making an effort to rub the blinding substance from his eyes. Claude M. Ridges, a school teacher of Salt Lake City, was killed in Clesi Creek canyon, while on an outing in company with his brother and wife, by being thrown from a horse, death being , due to concussion tof the brain. A grasshopper hunt has been matched between Elsinore and Joseph. There will be thirty men to the side, with fifteen balloons, and a dance and aupper to be given to the victors at the home town of the defeated side. Jamee Dansie, aged 80 years, committed suicide at Herlman by hanging . himself frofn a pole placed across an opening In the ceiling of his house. Dsnsie frequently labored under the hallucination that others were seeking I - Torslgn Princes, Embsuadoro, Colonial Balers and Indian Potentates Wit ness the Ceremony Ring Edward and Queen Alexander were crowned in Westminister abbey shortly after noon Saturday. Though the ceremony was bereft of some of the elaboration and pageantry originally contemplated, it lacked little in the way of spectacular perfection. The whole ceremonial was of a magnificently decorative character and presented a constantly changing panorama round the two central figures enthroned in their robes of velvet, ermine and cloth of gold, amidst the di; tinguished assemblage of actors, the fulfillment of whose various roles necessitated constant movement. Each Stage of the ceremony, with its old world usages, furnished its quota of Interest, while the interior of the church, filled as it was with officiating capes, with prelates In princes and diplomats, officers In gold-lace- d uniforms, with heralds, pursuvl-ant- s and other officers of state in mediaeval costumes, with peers and peeresses in rich robes, with Oriental potentates in many-hue- d raiment, with men of all types and all shades of complexion from distant points of the monarchs empire, with its dazzling display of jewels and wealth of color, presented a picture which in its combined brilliancy and distinction has seldom been excelled. The king looked pale and rather drawn, and was by no means as strong and robust as previous reports had led one to expect, and while punctiliously bowing from side to side, he did so with a gravity very unusual to him. He seemed to sit rather far back in the carriage and moved his body very little. His crimson robes and cape doubtless gave him the unusual apThe queen, beside him, pearance. was radiant. She never looked beetter. The cheers which greeted the pair were loud and unmistakably genuine and very different from the perfunctory applause which usually greets the appearance of members of the royal family. The king was crowned at 13:39 p. m., the queen at 12:55 p. m. The head of the procession reached the abbey at 10:50 a. m. The hells were pealed and the bands played God Save the King. The Prince of Wales took his place in the abbey, in a chair directly in front of the peers, at 11:12 a. m. The king and queen entered the west door of the abbey at 11:34 a. m., the choir singing, I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me. The king and queen, who brought up almost the rear of the procession left the palace gates at 1 a, m. amidst wild cheers, which their majesties acknowledged by repeatedly bowing. Their majesties arrived at the abbey annex at 11:15 a. m. The anointing in the abbey was con ducted at 12:37 p. m. The news of the crown'ng was announced by an official outside the abbey. It was received by signal through London and was received with cheers which spread througl oat the stands and crowds far up A-- streets, as the bells pealed joyfully. As their majesties were leaving the abbey rain commenced to fall and they deferred their departure until the rain ceased. They left at 2:06 p. m. The return journey, which was slow, was marked by scenes of enthusiasm. vari-color- new-crown- Lynching Narrowly Averted. News from Five Forks, a small settlement about 120- - miles northeast of Leadville, states that Joe Perkins, a gambler, narrowly escaped lyuching there Sunday. There has been a number of incendiary fires recently and a half dozen miners cabins were destroyed. Perkins was suspected, as he bad sworn to be revenged for being beaten at cards. He was taken from his cabin and a rope tied around his neck and then taken to the woods, where he was given a hearing. He stoutly denied having committed the outrage, but was found guilty. The rope was thrown over a tree, hut before he was pulled up cooler heads prevailed and he was given thirty minutes to leave the town. He left at once, and a number of bullets were sent whizzing after him. van Meat Death In n Hotel Eire. The Landon hotel at San Angela, Texas, was destroyed by fire, seven people meeting their death. There were eeventy-fiv- e persons in the house, and all of them emerged safely except the seven named and three others who to kill him.. have not been located but who are beThe explosion of a gasoline stove in lieved to be safe. The seven women ihe residence of Mrs. Jennie Pink, at and children got out on a small bal Silver City, caused a fire which did and were appealed to to jump cony to the amount of $17,000, and Into blankets which were damage held the injury of two persons. The build for them, but they failed tobeing do so and until the gallery fell back into ings busned were frame and the fire delayed the flames. spread very rapidly. Danger of Volcanic Ercption. Sevier county is all worked up over The Santiago, odc of the Massaya aa attempt to burn the Christiansen opera house at Monroe. The plan was volcanoes in Nicaragua, has been emit. discovered and frustrated through the Ing vapors, accompanied by groaning amell of coal oil. A fuse attached to a sounds, for the last twenty days. The package of powder was found, sur- commissioners and the government of of rounded by paper saturated in coal oil. department Massaya, I , which the volcano is located, Andrew Anderson and Hermad Nord-ber- g report that In their opinion there is lost their liyes in the Anchor shaft danger of an eruption occuring The town of San Fernando at Park City last week, being struck shortly. Massaya is situated at the foot of by a descending cage. The two men de were working on a platform, and the the volcano of Massaya. , It has a pops ulation of 22,000, of whom engineer failed to stop the cage quick are natives. The ivolcano is about both the bodies being badly , enough, $,000 feet high. crushed. Peter Williams wss instantly killed Wteen-jear-ol- d Lad Confesses to Wreckin the ore house at the Ajammoth mine ing i Train. Delbert Preston, a at Mammoth. There were no eye witboy, nesses to the fatal accident, but it is made a confession to the anthorities suppossd that he lost his balance while of Omaha of having coused the wreck ascending a short flight of steps and of a passenger train on the Rock Island fell onto the belt that runs the ore near South Omaha, July 24th, by which crasher. one man was killed and several others Miss Lucy Hoving, state organizer of the Socialist party in Utah, was killed Injured. According to his story, he was spending an idle honron the track In Ogden Thursday night of laat week, and an iron spike which being ran over and trampled to death he picked up left inadvertently a Miss horse. lying on the rail by Hoving was golng;to her room when a rig driven by a hoy with the head toward the coming truck her and knocked her down, the passenger train. borse trampling her to death. te nine-tenth- - Thirteen Miners Killed by the Explosion of s Powder Honso A most disastrous explosion occurred At No. 3 mine at Bowen, Colo., a small camp about ten miles north of Trial-dain which thirteen lives art known to have been lost. The exact number ef men working on the night shift and in the mine at the time of the explosion is unknown. The mine is worked by the Union Coal company of Denver, and ia a stope mine, situated on the mountainside and about 400 yards from the tipple below. The explosion occurred about 800 feet from the mouth of the stope and was caused by firedamp. Immediately after the night shift had started into the atope a terrific explosion occurred, entirely filling the mouth of the stope and shaking buildings and breaking windows for a mile TRACY TAKES HIS OWN LIFE. DESPERATE RATHER BANDIT THAN SUICIDES distant. Owing to tbs mouth of the stope being filled, the rescuers were delayed for some time, but succeeded in reaching part of the men through an old tope, and eight dead bodies were quickly brought to the surface. in the mine, usThe powder-hous- e 1,000 pounds of powually containing der, blew up, and it ia this which caused such great disaster. The general belief is that the entire mine has been rained, and if not it will take months to get it in working order again. STEEL MILLS PROSPERING. Cannot Fill nil Orders and Many Orders Will so to Germany It ia learned from a reliable source that the Union Pacific has placed a big order for steel rails with a firm in Germany. Part of this order is for the Southern Pacific, though delivery is to be made Union Pacific at Omaha and such other points westward as it may later Instruct. The order is for 100,000 toua. Premiums for early delivery were quoted ranging from to one per cent. A prominent man connected with the steel industry said it was not surprising to hear of the Union Pacific order. Domestic mills cannot deliver before the third quarter of next year, snd, as they are stacked up with orders, millions of dollars iu steel and ron orders will have to go abroad before long. All this shows great prosperity in this country. one-quar- ter GLOOMY PICTURE DRAWN. Miserable Conditions Exist Among Agricultural Laborers In Eastern Galicia. After a special investigation among the agricultural laborers in Eastern Neue Frets Galicia, the Vienna Presse draws a gloomy picture of the miserable conditions which led to the existing strike. The average mortality from famine for several years past, according to the paper, aggregated Laborers 50,000. to 16 cents a day, wages range from 8 and women earn 4 to B cents per day. The peasants rarely taste bread and exist chiefly on a aoup. the principal ingredients of which are water and herbs. A Vienna dispatch on June 30th said that a great strike of agricultural laborers was in progress in Galicia, the laborers demanding an increase in the wages of 6 cents a day for men and 3 cents a day for women to double that amount. COLLIERIES ABANDONED. Strike has Butned Flee Mines end Will Two Thousand Men In Idleness. bin William Stein, atate mine inspector for the Shenandoah, Pa., region has announced that five collieries under his jurisdiction, which have an estimated total value of $1,000,000, have been rendered uselesa by reason of being flooded and have been permanently abandoned by the companies owning them. Mr. Stein estimates that out of the thirty-si- x collieries in his district only fourteen are in a condition for immediate operation if the strike was ended. The others are in such a condition that it would require anywhere from one to fonr months to clear them of water and make repairs. He said the average time would be about two months. The abandonment of the five collieries will eompell 2,000 miners to seek employment In other parts' of the region, and they may have trouble In finding It if the thousands of men who have left the region daring the strike should return. , Court Martials In Philippines. A recent mail from the Philippines contains, an interesting summary of the results of court martial cases in the Philippine islands. It shows that the sconced in 227 cases were dishonorably discharged; in 231 cases forfeited pay and allowances; in 115 cases suffered other punishment; in 110 cases were fined, and 820 eases were sentenced to confinement. ' The charges Included murder, manslaughter, assaults and attempted rape. Most of the ehsrges were for trival offenses. To Mark Strike Breakers. Rev. Charles Edwards, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Shenandoah, Pa., and formerly atate president of the Yonng Mens Bible society, saya that the yonng men in his congregation, which is made np principally of mine workers, have informed him that foreigners have determined to cut off an ear of every man who retnrns to work so that they will forever be marked as unfair workmen The foreigners think this is the easiest method for preventing attempts to break the strike. Filet Spread Cholera The bureau of insular affairs of the war department has received s report from the board of health of the Philippine islands and city of Manila, dated Its principal interest May 15, 1902. Ilea in the report of Asiatic cholera from the date of its first appearance in Manila, March 20, 1902, to the date of the report, which shows that during that time 1,005 cases of Asiatic cholera have been reported in Manila, 800 of whom have died and 205 recovered. It la thought the disease is spread bv bouse flies. NEWS SUMMARY. Senator James McMillan of Michigan heart troubles. The mineral products of the United States for 1901 amounted to ta dead from SURRENDER, d, fl25 . Post-offic- second-clas- OF CEREMONIAL DECORATIVE MINE HORROR IN COLORADO. Surrounded by Poms end After Being Badly Wounded Bn Places a Re volrar to Bis Bead end Takes His Own Life, Thus Ending the Career of One of the Most Daring Criminals Evor Known. $1,093,-224,38- 0. A Viking ship forty-nin- e feet long has been unearthed on the Island of Karin oe. Two factions of the Home Rule party iu Hawaii are both canvassing tbe Harry Tracy, the notorious outlaw, islands for support. whose escapades have startled the naOne man was killed and five injured tion for the past sixty days, lies dead by the explosion of a boiler in a launin Davenport, the county seat of Lindry at Adrian, Mich. coln county, Washington. A schooner has gone ashore at FarmSheriffs, posses and others are disislands, N. F. Her crew of ten yard puting tbs ownership of hit body. Sheriff Cudihee, of Seattle, who came persona were drowned. Three men, supposed to be tbs Maracross the state to take up the long and baffled chase, positively identified the cus, Ills., train robbers, have been outlaw at the inquest. captured at Waseca, Minn. The death was intensely tragic. For - The volcanoes Irazu and Poas, Costa two days Tracy had terrorized the oo-c-u Rica, are now quiet, but Turrialba is pants of the Eddy ranch, out in the reported to be in eruption. Lake Creek country, three miles from An American syndicate baa purchased the little siding of Fellows, on the 40,030 acres of Canadian laud to be Central WashiDgtou railroad. converted Into a wheat farm. Then five determined citizens of The Columbia Southern Railway Creston, hearing of bis presence there, company has given orders to have all took their rifles snd revolvers and went engines equipped for burning oiL after him. There have been 128 business failThey knew their business, and did It ures in Cuba in the last twelve months, without flinching. When Tracy ran the year before. twenty-thre- e against they hung upon his flank as the deerThe government has ordered that hound hangs to the hunted deer. the Marconi wireless telegraph apparaDd the men his Slght'ng securing atus be established on all Italian warrifle, Tracy sought cover behind a haystack, escaping several rifle bullets. ships. The political sltnation in Venezuela The posse then found cover behind a remains unchanged. President Castro, and for awhile it looked large rock, an with like a siege. army of 6,000 men, has art Then Tracy broke for a large boulder rived at Cua. Nine of the gunboats of ths mosquito lying on the edge of a wheat field, and this dash was his undoing, for just as fleet, which has been used in the past he came to the rock he fell forward, a for patrolling the Philippines coast, rifle bullet having broken his leg. He have been put out of commission. plunged into the wheat, and his bloody At Webb City, Mo., City Marshal trail there shows the savage determiRich was shot and killed by Joe Gidnation of the man. For, after receiv- eon, who was then killed by a policeing this wound, he crawled seventy-fivman.' Gideon was resisting arrest. yards on his hands and feet in order to Three persons were killed and a reach a spot that would command the dozen seriously .injured as a result of posse and enable him to pour a mercithe derailing of an express train beless rifle fire upon them. tween Cbarleville and Lilly, France. But ouce only was be able to fire Returns received from over Tennesfrom this vantage point. Then, weakened by loss of blood, he tried to see show tbe election by large majoristaunch his cruel wound, failed, and, ties of tbe Democratic candidates for with his revolver, sent a bullet through supreme judges and judges of the court of appeals. his brain. Seven Bulgarian brigands who were By this time dusk had fallen, and the in the village of Volka by surrounded posse, unaware of the seriousness of 350 Turkish soldiers have escaped unhis wound and fearing that his silence solwas intended to lure them into a deadly injured, after having killed four and five villagers. diers ambush, posted themselves to prevent Cholera continues to decrease In his escape, and patiently awaited for Manila and a majority of tbe prothe dawn. During the night others came on the scene and joined in the vinces, and the prediction that the cordon. At daylight they found the disease would be worse in the month of August has not been fulfilled. outlaws dead body. None of the posse was wounded, alTracys body has been burled in the Vitral waa though all of them had narrow escapes. Oregon penitentiary. When they were firing from the cover placed on his face to destroy it in order of their rock, they had to lift their to prevent any attempt to steal the heads above the cover, and every time body and place it on exhibition. this was done Tracys rifle rang out, Prince Rezhad, heir apparent to the and a bullet clipped the rock. throne of Turkey, and Prince Dilmat, On June 9th convicts Harry Tracy the next in succession to the throne, and David Merrill escaped from the have been arrested and imprisoned, Oregon penitentiary, killing three of accused of assisting the Young Turkey the guards in their dash for liberty, party. using weapons that had been provided Torrential rains have flooded and by friends on the outside. Since that devastated the low country on the time Tracy has killed five men and coost of the Black sea, especially in the wounded six; he has stolen ten horses, of Tcharkamba, Lekke-kus steam launch and a locomotive, aud neighborhood Terme and Samsum. Many lives has held up ten persons. On July 1st were lost. Merrill was killed by Tracy, who deA general review of the whole strike clared he quarreled with his partner shows that unless the operators region and killed him in a duel. can break the ranks of the strikers by starting a colliery here and there, the TRAIN ROBBER FOILED. men will be inclined to remain out for some time yet. Encounters a Brave Brakemnn, Who AlA new commercial treaty between Shot Saves Train. though The southbound fast exprsss on the Russia and Germany is regarded as Rock Island railroad was boarded at still a long way off, but Berlin Tage-bla- tt thinks this is one of tbe subjects Chickasha, I. T., about 2 oclock Tuesto be .discussed by the emporers at day morning by a man who made a determined effort to hold up the train. their conference. The would-b- e robber encountered Evelyn B. Baldwin, the Arctic exBrakeman D. W. Carpenter on tbe rear plorer, in an interview, characterizes the reports of the differences on board platform of the laat car, and a desperate struggle ensued, in which Carpenthe America duringthe recent ter was shot three times through the expedition to the North hand. In the struggle the pistol was Pole as incorrect c knocked from the robbers hand to the A rolling mill for the manufacture of track. The mau then managed to pull reilroad appliances, and the automatic air valve. When ths from 150 to 200 men at first,employing is to be train slowed down he dropped off and erected in or near Kansas City, to bs in escaped without securing any booty. operation by January next. The comWisconsin Farmer Resists Arrest and Is pany is capitalized at $2,500,000. At Point Richmond, Cal., William Shot to Death by Officers. Mansfield, aged about 23 years, was Samuel Burrows, aged 25, the m, Wia., farmer who Tuesday made burned to death in the jail, where he a murderous assault upon the two was placed for disturbing the peace. young men who had stopped at hia It is believed that he started the blaze house for a drink, was surrounded later by setting fire to his bunk. The Tabasco River Navigation comby a sheriffs posse aud shot and killed after a conflict with the officers, R. pany, Mexico, which has passed into A bar a ms and A. Mon tag, members of control of Americans, will increase the ths posse, were wounded slightly by number of its steamers so as to encourBurrows, who, barricaded in his house, age the agriculture development of commenced firing as soon as the officers appeared. It ia thought Burrows lands lying along the rivers navigated was insane. by the com pauys boats. At Chambrey, France, crowds made Whipped by Whltecape. demonstrations against commissaries mounted Thirty men, masked and. of police who were dosing schools heavily armed, rode into Perry villa, conducted by nnns. The tocsin was Ky., Wednesday .night, and calling Wm. Goodnight, George Russell and rung and the sisters who refused to Wallace Bottom from their homes, tied open their doore to tbe commissaries them to trees and administered the lash were cheered by the people. Professor Curtis J. Lyons, governvigorously. They were ordered to go to work or leave the town.. Goodnight ment meteorologist for many years, that for the past three months Bays he recognized several of the party says have been unusual movements in there and arrests may follow. Some time the ocean aurrounding the Hawaiian ago notes, purporting to be from white islands. Tbe movements referred to caps, were left at the doors of severe are in the nature of tidal waves. citizens, but were treated as a joke. t The Pennsylvania railroad for the Farmers Needed In Natal. week ending August 2nd carried only An important report made by tbe 920 tons of anthracite coal. This is the surveyor-generand director of agrismallest tonnage of hard coal the comculture estimates that 10,000 whites pany has moved for many years. For are necessary in order to enable Natal the same week In 1901 the tonnage of to supply her own agricultural needs, anthracite amounted to 98,439 tons. and declares that preference should be President Palma, of Cuba, will be given to farmers willing to work with authorized to borrow $35,000,000 in their own bands. The report recom- American gold and issue national 6 per cent bonds within six mends the leasing of government lands thirty-yea- r at rentals equal to 3 per cent, of the months. to Fouraidmillion dollars will be of the eaue growers tbe noimproved value, and also advocates applied assisted Immigration snd grants of and the agricultural and cattle industry generally. money to encourage agricultural development along various lines. e The Dawn of Peace. Pst off. put off your mall, O kings. And beat your brands to dust! Your bands must learn a surer grasn Your hearts a better trust. And victory, fair victory. Our enemies are ours! For all the clouds are clasped In Ugh And all the earth with flowers. Oh, bend aback the lances point. And break the helmet bar; A noise Is In the morning wind. But not the note ot war. Aye. still depressed and dim with dew But wait a little while, And with the deathless, radiant rose The wilderness shall smile. Upon the grassy mountain paths The glittering hosts increase They come! They come! How fair their feet! They come who publish peace. And every tender, living thing Shall feed by streams of rest; Nor lamb shall from the flock be lost Nor nursling from the nest. . John Ruskln. Lincoln in Warthe Times President Why Surprise Is often expressed by intelligent people that so large a proportion of President Lincolns most Important telegrams and some of his letters are dated from the war department instead of the executive mansion, and none of them from the navy, treasury or other administrative bureaus. This is generally deemed a very singular fact, and from It writers have plausibly drawn the conclu-lio- n that Lincoln personally liked the secretary of war better than any of the cabinet officers. While this indeed appears to have been true, it does not necessarily so follow. He certainly held Mr. Seward In high regard, yet he seldom went to the state department. In the circumstances it was not at all singular. The explanation is easy. War was the business of that time, and Lincolns eyes were always bent to the army, especially when great military events were impending. Ha habitually haunted the adjacent war Great So e--t Was War Department department and army headquarters, where abode Gen. Halleck, his military adviser, for news and views. Head and heart were strenuously concentrated on the fight, wherever It might be. His fertile brain saw, too, the critical points in the game oftentimes far more clearly than Borne of his ablest generals. He not only wished to know what was going on in the fight, but performed his own part nobly. In the heat of action or at crucial momenta his order?, suggestions and inquiries were fired off spontaneously from wherever he might be at the moment, and at such periods he was generally over at the war department" with Mr. Stanton. That is the chief reason, says Les-li- e J. Perry In Lippincotts, why ao many of his dispatches are dated at that department, and not because he perhaps held Stanton in higher esteem than the seertary of the navy, or state, or treasury. Floor Under the PrisonDaring Attempt at Escape Foiled in Nick of Tims One of the hitherto unwritten stories of the civil war is that of the military prison on the Dry Tortugas, near Florida. It was used to confine soldiers sentenced by court martial, and was guarded toward the close of the war by a detachment under CapL W. R. Prentice, who relates in Clures Magazine some of his ences at his lonely post Mc- experi- uniforms One day twenty-fou- r were stolen by one of the prisoners from the quartermasters storeroom. It was understood what such a theft meant that twenty-fou- r of the most desperate characters among the prisoners, disguised as soldiers, expected to pass the guard some dark night, seize a schooner and escape. The plan looked very feasible. For days a quiet but careful search was carried on. No clue could be obtained. The guard at the postern was doubled. At last I took Into my confidence a prisoner whose term had expired. He only asked if a certain cell had been examined. It had not In it six well known desperadoes were confined. I went to the cell. There were four bare stone walls, some iron cots and a chair no other furniture. All the cells were floored with heavy flagstones laid in cement, but this one had also a good board floor above the flags. While I talked with the prisoners on various subjects, I examined that floor. It seemed solid, and an the cracks were filled with dust But there was one short piece. Hitching my chair nearer to it, I Inserted my knife-blad- e under that piece. It came up. The search was over. In an excavation made in the flagging were the uniforms, and much more cold chisels, hammers and saws, stolen from tbe masons, and plenty of dirks made from chisels and In case of failure to pass the guard the prisoners intended to overpower it. case-knive- Fought on Oil FieldCivil War Battle Bloody Railed Around the Derrick , d, Often Operations will shortly begin in a new field of the Kentucky oil belt Capt S. D. Bottom, who owns the noted Perryvllle battlefield, ten miles west of Danville, has contracted with a New York syndicate for the boring of wells on the field, which is claimed to be rich in surface indications. Here in 1863, a well was drilled to the depth of 500 feet by New York parties, who leased many thousand acres in West Boyle for development purposes. On the morning preceding the bloody conflict between the forces of Buel and Bragg, the expert drillers, who were boarding with Col. Samuel Bottom, father of CapL S. D. Bottom, as usual went to their work. During the day the soldiery of the north and south met, and by 4 oclock in the afternoon the soil around the prospective well was soak- - ed in human blood, and more than 1,000 men who had been cut down in the bloody fight lay in heaps around the hole in the ground. Six hundred of the bodies were buried on the spot; and nearly 500 were brought to Danville and Interred In Bellevue ceme-tery- . Dust Saved Washington City. "Did I ever tell you how clouds of dust once saved Washington City from what many people believe would have been certain capture at the hands of the Confederates? asked a member of the old Veterans Reserve Corps, which was on duty at Fort Stevens during the war, nto a crowd of companhotel the other ions in a down-towday. No one In the assemblage had heard the story, and so the veteran continued: "It was when the army of Northern Virginia was just outside the capital city. You may remember that Gen. Early, who was in command of this particular division of the Confederate forces, in writing to refute statements published in Northern papers to the effect that he could easily have I marched Into Washington, said: knew the defenses were weak when I arrived, but my troops were so exhausted from the enforced march that a halt was absolutely necessary, and the next morning I knew by clouds of dust that reinforcements had arrived. "That dust, gentlemen, was raised by a few men, not exceeding one hundred, of the Veteran Reserve Corps. The temporary commander of this company, a stout roan of medium height, whose name or rank I did not learn, because he wore no blouse or Insignia, placed the men In line of the rear of and between Fort Stevens and Fort Slocum. After making a short speech, in which he luged every man to do his best, he directed us to march down, some distance on the past Fort Stevens. Once there, pass he told us to break ranks and right about, returning in the middle of the main road and kicking up all the dust we possibly could. We doubled on the line, marching down on the grass and coming back In the dusty road. It was a dry season, and we all had on broad-sole- d shoes. We made the dust fly, l tell yon, and It 1b no wonder Gen. Early thought reinforcements by the thousands had come to the relief of the handful on duty at the torts. Wash-Ifafto- n Mexican War Veterans. The heroes of Texas of over half century ago are gathered In Fort Worth In their annual reunion. They re the veterans of the Mexican war, and there are but few of them with the elastic step and the straight, erect form. The greater number are bent with age, and the heads of the majority are as white as snow. There are about sixty of them. The youngest Is 72 years of age (several being this age), and the oldest has passed ths From that day to this nothing whatever has been heard of the drillers or the head promoters, and it Is supposed they joined the army ot were killed in the conflict Repeated letters addressed to their former place In New York were returned to Col. Bottom by the postal authorities. Portions of Hie old machinery ars still on the ground. The well showed a small vein of oil, which has been utilized by the farmers for some years for the lubrication of their machinery. Cincinnati Enquirer. Bald-win-Zel- Ke-ki- al Star. milepost It Is a grand and glorious little band of patriotic men, who were the fighters for Texts independence In the 40s, and who by their gallantry and bravery enabled Texas to throw off the yoke of tyraneighty-fift- h ny and become, as they feel, one of the greatest, indeed. If not the est state in all America. Dallas May greatNewK 21. Envied the Rabbit Martin of the Twenty-sixt- h North Carolina regiment, when living, was accustomed to relate this story of Gen. Zeb Vance of North Carolina: ' Senator Vance, then a captain in the civil war, during a battle was expecting the order to fall in line with his company. Most of his men had never been under fire, and were very nerv ous. A rabbit sprang up out of the brush and darted off between the lines, and Capt. Vance used the incident to cheer up his men. Clapping his hands together he called out: Go itl Go it! Molly Cotton Tail, if I didnt have any more reputation that you to lose, Id run, too. "Dallas News. Col. For Book Lovers. He that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend a wholesome councillor, a cheerful companion, aa effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may inno cently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, so in all fortunes. Isaac Barrow. 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