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IX DEATH VALLEY. ONCE MORE COLO DISCOVERED HAS BEEN THERE. Xrftlua Doltvd wlib llunM af Daarf I'm- Huv f ha Fuurral Mimntalo Got Ifcalr Xaaia fata of aa Emigrant - Vtala. NCE more gold bail been discovered In Death valley and the hlojave deserts, aaya the New York Herald. Once more the long, arid lev- 1 breath leva, wh treeleu and llfeleaa Will gleam with bones of prospec- tors and explorer. "Once more wagons will stand In the hot, white sands with shining, rustless tires, until they rack apart and drop to pieces for want of moisture to hold them together. Take down your map and draw a line from latitude 35 to 37 and longitude 116 to 118 and you will have within the Inclosure a block of deaert comprising 20,000 square miles. This vast lnclosure Is dotted with the white bones of dead men and old yokes of dead oxen and the paraphernalia of ancient emigrant trains. No vulture wheels above in the bald, blue sky; no wolf or royoe bowls from the sandy ridges. It Is a sepulcher whore silence reigns forever. The rush has already commenced and the flat levels along the Mojave are marked with the deep wheel tracks of during prospectors. This Is because It Is winter and In winter the desert Is comparatively kind, them End gold und let them hang to It ss long aa their strength lasts. The desert will dream In placid silence until summer comes and then the will die like rata In a trap before they can get over the high, atony rldgea that aurround Death valley. The area of the desert la traversed by numerous parallel valleys running from northwest to southeast and bounded by great ranges of treeless lillla. The center valley of these la the one that bears the name of Death. It la the hottest on earth and vlea In many ways with the bottomless pit. And no wonder. It is from 100 to 500 feet below the level of the sea. At varloua tlmea since Its discovery Individuals hsve penetrated the arid waste. Once a government expedition paaaed hurriedly through It, but could aot spare time to make explorations for fear of losing their lives. Springs were found, but they were aot sufficient to quench the thirst of a suffering mule. The average midnight heat during summer Is said to be dose to 110 degrees, much of which Is V9,i lt pros-jiecto- rs subterranean. Yet It la to this region and that of the Mojave that the gold-fevere- mln-e- d rs are hurrying. Death valley is overhung on the east Uy the Funeral mountains, which rise above It In great bald rldgea. They are called the funeral mountain! because they witnessed one of the saddest tragedies that even the Death valley has ever witnessed. In the early 'CO's an emigrant train, teerlng south, away from the regular trail, alghted a range of mountains on the far side of a wide, blinding desert. Two days will take us across the desert and In the mountains we will find 'water, they argued. So they filled their water barrels and, with cracking whips, launched their white prairie iblpa over the white and motionless wives of the borax desert. Forty miles, fifty miles, a night's enmiles, campment; sixty, seventy-lir- e And the blue mountains that had hung like a painting against the sky were reached. No wood, no water, no grass, no song of birds or sound other than the thirsty lowing of maddened oxen, the cry of children and the wall of women. Men liave Instincts that are godlike in emergencies such m these. They parcelled out the precious store of food and the more than precious atore of water, giving the women and of everything In children sight. Then they pitched camp at the foot of the mountains. two-third- s I ! man They resolved to separate. Ks-"took his own. Whithersoever the hits-- i bands went there went the wives, faithful, mate and queutiuulcaa, and the tie children. a great, gaunt emigrant named Brand took his children in his arms and, followed by bis wife and two others, struck off westward toward the Peaatulot range. The others separated, going according to their several ideas. The two men following Towne drove two oxen. On top of the mountain range these were killed and some of the meat was dried. From the top of these mountains, looking bark, they could sea black dots far out over the desert, crawling along slugglahly and ant-llk- e. There were other dots that Uy on the white sand quiet and stllL In the horrible march of ths next day Brands two children died, one after the other, in his arms. With his hands he scooped a grave for them In the hot sands and, lifting his wife on his shoulder, walked ou and on, hour by hour, until he began to rave, and the woman bad to guide him toward his objective point, the western aide of the Argils range. One day there staggered Into a little mining camp in eastern California a tall, akdelon-lik- e man, hearing a dead woman In his arms, lie sat down by the aide of a little stream where men were washing for gold with cradles. When they came to him he snarled like a wild beast anil would not let them touch the woman. It whs Brand. Finally he was subdued by force, and realizing his condition, the miners gave hlin food and drink, anil In a week he was well. The story he told was startling. A rescue party was made up, which hurried eastward. Along the trail which Brand had traversed and srattered on either side they found the dry and mummied remains of thirty Aa lata men, women and children. as 1860 bones were still found far south of the camp on the mesa. Some of them were within .100 yards of a spring which they had failed to reach. INCANDESCENT LAMPS. How the llurni-il-Ou-t Mlaiurnt May Ha Replnral i,t ICeiienril. It has been generally supposed to be a fruitless tas:i to attempt the renewal of a burnt-oincandescent electric lump, although there appears to be some economic fallacy Involved In the destruction of what Is, except In one small if Important particular, a perfect piece of apparatus. It is not intended, us a rule, to give in this column descriptions of American devices or achievements drawn from foreign publications. This subject has, however, been taken up by the English Journal, Industries and Iron, and although It states that an American process for renewing these lamps after the filament has been broken, has been developed. It does not give the name of Inventors nor slate that the process has corns Into anything like general application. Its description of the operation la, therefore, given for what It Is worth. It states that a commercial success has been nude or a process for renewing burned-ou- t lamps which renders possible the use of the old1 bulb at a very slight expense. By the new method the collar or bare end of the lamp Is not disturbed, the old filament being removed and the new one placed lamp bulb through a small hole e made by removing the tip. The small hole Is subsequently closed efcactly In the same manner as in the case of the new lamp, leaving nothing to Indicate In the finished repaired lamp that It had ever been opened. It Is stated that some 400,000 lamps have been repaired by this method, the filament being Inserted through the small hole referred to by a skilful twist of the hand and secured in position by a special carbon paste. The black deposit on the Inside of the bulb la removed by fitting the lamp to the holder and removing It In a gas furnace; while immediately 'following this operation, a small glass tube is fused to the opening made in the bulb, through which the lamp Is exhausted. When this has been done end the last trace of air and gaa abflame Is directed sorbed, a blow-pip- e upon the throat of the tube, which Is melted Into the point exactly In every respect a counterpart of the original lamp. ut In-th- the next day, with infinite trouble, they gradually rolled the great Millions Lost Every Year. wagons to the top of the mountains, one behind the other In a lung line. The talue of the British ships and They wheeled Into a stony plateau ut cargoes lost every year at sea Is about the top. Then a great cry broke from $:I5, 000.000. On them. To the west lay the shlnhig white levels of as dead a land aa Cod ever made. Thera was nothing but grease wood and a few bare clumps of sagebrush In sight nothlug but the silence of death and the austerity or utter desolation. And yet it was a sight that would filled the heart of a painter with delight. To the northwest lay the ranges of the Argus and the Sierras, hundreds of miles away. To the south they could see the i'llot llutte. the .Calicos and the San Bernardino range, beyond which was safety. These mountains were blue and faintly streaked with snow. To the noith were range upon Tange of mouptalns nameless and 'bare -- unknown. At their feet, beyond the mesa, which they leached later, was a narrow val- ley, all streaked with soda. Ilka the whits ribs of a skeleton, spoiled with lava butte and blotched with sage. It was death to go back. They could aaver have survived the.Journey. They could only plunge on. Into the unknown. And so they lowered the asgoua by ropes down to the mesa or table land below. They could get no further. A melancholy meeting was held. There were no tears: only sad questioning wyss and burning gases acres tfc 'WiMtes THE CHURCH MILITANT. The Rev. V. J. Charlesworth, one of the ministers of the Spurgeon Tabernacle, London, Is visiting friends la PltMburg, Ps. The Kev. U. Ashton, Baptist, of I'nlon City, Mich., on a late occasion. It I said, refused to marry a couple because Ibey did not profess Christianity. It Is said that the First Presbyterian church congregation of Chicago, and that of the Kenwood Presbyterian church, are about to consolidate with the Intention of building a new church. The dream of the future, aay the Kenwood churchmen, would he complete if they were aura that Dr. Johu Henry Barrows, now In Europe, would accept the leadership of ths greater church. Kev. James Miller, pastor of Grac Methodist Church- - at Bloomington and one of the brightest preachers in the Illinois conference, was found lying dead In an alley In Decatur, 111., oni morning recently. The appearance ol the body and the fact that no money or watch was found on It would Indlcats that robbery had resulted from an attempted murder. Dr. Miller was well known In Chicago, where be was formerly pastor of the Marshfield avsnu caarch. IX THE ODD CDKXKR. so overl Jaded that they required seven thinning by hand. SOME STRANGE. QUEER AND CURIOUS PHASES OF LIFE. Moaths of the Mississippi. Tbs scare that New Orleans has lately been treated to by the discovery that "a crevasse" or break In tbs hank of the Mississippi In Pass a Lou-trthreatening the if lability of ths Jetties, has cauHed a general Investigation of ths lower river, and has brought out the fact that there are half a dozen breaks In It, says Harper's Weekly; but the engineers are unable to aay whether they are natural streams or artificial, for in the soft soil of Louisiana a ditch can soon grow Into a river. The name given to one of the new outlets of the Mississippi, Baptiste I. a From tha tup of I4fe Aa Allies-ta- r Imprisoned lu a Water Flpa Bawnlag reaches froa. laaactr-A- a Imprlsaaed Cow fed bp a bog. NCE I was sad, and well could weep, Now I am wild, t STRAXtiEHAlTKNIXdS Indiana Mao Might Hava Attended His lima t'uurrnl Had Ha Whlied to Cams Out ut llldlug A atari Trap fur Till Thletas. HE den of a wild man was found the other day In an unused abaft or level the old copper mine near North A r 1 1 n g ton, N. J. Hla abode was In one of the cave-llk- e tunnels used In former years for v e n t i 1 stlon, and over 200 feet from the cave's mouth. The floor was carpeted with fine b russets carpet, laid on the hard, dry floor, and at one aide was a cooking stove, fully equipped with pots and kettles. Fuel and provisions sufficient for many weeks were stored In convenient recesses. The discovery was made by George Baylls, mayor of North Arlington, after a long and tedious search through the labyrinth.' of passages that mark the site of the old mine. Mayor Baylls was Informed that some one waa living In one of the old caves, and, as he has lately been missing live stock from his farm on the brow of the hill, he determined to seek the hiding place of the thief and capture him, If possible. When be arrived at the cozy den, the stove still had fire in It, and fragments of breakfast were scattered abdut, but the supposed thief had fled. For several months past momentary glimpses have been had of a half-wil- d man In the woods about North Arlington. Children playing In the roadways would run home saying they had seen a wild man, but their parents pooh-poohthe atorlea, believing that their children's alarm waa the result of mere childish feara Within two weeks, however, the wild man has been seen citizens. It was James by Sickles, superintendent of the Arlington cemetery, whq reported the home of the man In one of the old cave to Mayor Baylls. He said that the man was apparently about 40 years of age, had a beard that covered his entire face np to the eyes, and wore clothing that was only kept in place by cords and strings. Mr. Sickles believes the man must be ipsane or a thief, as he always evades people who try to stop him. The cave where the den was found Is an Ideal hiding place, and In It could be stored goods in unlimited quantities. The passages are Innumerable, and abound In crevices and small openings, wherein the proceeds of a thousand burglaries would find an effectual hiding place. From the hasty search of the den it was found that the man Mad helped himself to poultry and bogs, and had visited many granaries and other places for hla store of provisions. Mayor Baylls recognized some of these as having been taken from his farm, and he will apprehend the man on a charge cf theft If he can be trampled Sorrow's stern angel hears s dart Fatal to all of mortal dust; He la a spirit, I of clay; He can not dlo alas, I must! Julia Ward Ilowe. Alligator la a Waliir rips. The people out In Germantown, Pa., during the last month made ndmerous complaints about the water; so, on last week men were detailed to examine the pipe in and about certain houses, aaya the Philadelphia Press. At last they came to the conclusion that the main pipe was choked and laborers were at once put to work digging the dirt out for about ten feet. After si versl hours they reached the mala where the obstruction was supposed to be. Every now and then they, were surprised to hear a scratching noise that came from within the pipe, and many reasons were given aa to the cause. Finally the pipe was opened, and they worked, taking out the pipe for some distance, until the whistle blew for dinner. After eating their well earned meal, they started for the hole to begin the after-- , noons work. On reaching the epof they descended. But, behold! they saw something crawling along the Each dared each to go below pipe. and find out what it was; but, before going far, they discovered that It was an alligator, which was about two feet six Inches long. Everyone In the neighborhood began to wonder how the reptile got there, and many began to think how nice the water had been tasting during the past two years. Germantown has built up very rapidly during the last five years, owing to purity of the water, which was as dear as crystal and resembling that of Pitman Grove. "The alligator Is about ten years old," said a gentleman who was well posted on animals and reptiles, and it Is the prettiest one that I hsve seen for many a day. The gentleman made a good offer for the reptile, but, to hla regret. It was refused. One explanation for Its appearance Is that It had crept away from Its owners. being dissatisfied with the water given it, and made for a better place. Another la that It may have been brought from Florida by a tourist and escaped. . Rescuing reaches from The great Hale peach orchard. In Georgia, covers 1,07k acres, 600 of which are In bearing trees, and the remainder In nursery stock, says Forest and Garden. There are avenues running north and south through the orchard 500 feet apart, with a cross road every 1,000 feet. There are two large packing houses 100 feet long and 40 feet wide and two stories high, and a lodging house or hotel has Just been built for the help. Last year some 400 helpers ramped In barns, wsgoha, tents, etc. At picking time about 500 men and women, chiefly colored, and 75 horses and mules are employed, while 50 men and 30 mules are employed the year round. At the lodging house rooms and beds are free and board costs $2.50 a week, while families and parties can furnish their own food and have It cooked for themselvea If they choose. This year the curcullo attacked the peaches and Mr. Hale waged prompt war upon the Insects, Jnrring the trees and catching the Insects In sheets Jacked to light hoop frames. Two of these were brought together shout a tree, which was etruck by a rubber padded club, and the Insects which dropped were then thrown Into buckets and carried by hoys to barrels In wagons and drawn away to be burned with the stung fruit which dropped with them. Fifty men were busy for nearly two months, from early April onward, at this work, which cot $4,000. But while in other orchards from 60 to 90 per cent of the fruit was lost, and In some orchards the entire crop, the Hale orchard alone had full crop, and many of the tree wers Bum-la- aeml-clrcul- ar CUR- An a, I will and laugh; Pour out for ms libations deep! Collet' canal, would Indicate Its huof man origin, but the engineers ran disThe blood cover nothing of Its story, for tradition Ill has lost record of it. Whatever It was grapes quaff, originally, It la now a river, or part And mock at all who idly mourn, of a river. It Is well known that And amlts the beggar with his staff. Bayou Plaquemlne, formerly a large, navigable stream, and the means of Oh! let us hold carotins! dread communication between New Orleans Over our early pleasures gone, and southwest Louisiana, was originYouth Is departed, love Is dead; ally a plantation ditch, which the flow Oh! woe Is me that I was born! of water from the Mississippi Increased Yet fill the cup, pans round the Jest in time to a bayou and finally into a Methtnks I could laugh grief to scorn. river. It then became so dangerous, threatening many parishes with overTls well to be a thing alone, flow, that It was dammed up by tho For whom no creature cares or government thirty years ago. Now the grieves, I'nlted States la spending some $600,-00- 0 To build on desert sands a throne, to open It and to construct ImAnd spread a couch on wintry leaves. mense locks at ita Junction with the Ruthless and hopeless, worn and wise Mississippi, so as to admit the largest The fool, the Imbecile, believes! steamers going via the Plaquemlne, to the Atchafalaya, Teche and other west Make me a song whose sturdy rhyme Louisians streams. It Is this human Shall bid detyance bold to Woe. origin of many rivers In soathern Though catlff wretch, come down to Louisiana which keeps the engineer me; and geographers puzzled, for s ditch See, at thy gate my trump I blow, may become a river In a dozen years, And, armed with rude Indifference, especially If there Is a high water. To thee thy scornful glove I throw! Ah, me! unequal, bootless fight! Ah, culraaa, that betrays my trait! OF UNUSUAL RENT EVENTS. RECORD A Food of Indlaus. Through the summer the Indians pared their winter store, which 'consisted mainly of dried acorns, used In place of flour or meal; berries, grasshoppers, grass seeds, fish, nuts, meats and roots of various kinds, says the Popular Science Monthly. The camass (Camassa esculents) was the principal root; it grew In abundance all over California, and Is still plentiful In many valleys in the northern part of the state. It la about the size of the little finger, shaped like a sweet potato and with much of the same flavor. A long, hard winter would cause thess Indiana to suffer more or leu from priWhile In conversation with vation. an old Indian he said: "Long time ago, "'ire white mau come, big winter come, Indian no have e nough to eat, lots of Indian die; my mahala, my little boy. die." Mortars, baskets and flat rocks wer their principal utensils for cooking. The mortars were made from rocks of various sizes, generally somewhat rounded, but never uniform. The deep round hole In the center was ground with sharp, rough rocks. It was a slow process and required patience, for It took many days of work to complete one large mortar. These mortars were not only used for cooking, but also for grinding food, when a round atone peatal would be required. No household was complete without the large, flat rock, which wu generally stationary, and contained a half dozen or more round holea, varying In depth and d lameter, used exclusively for grinding, and often surrounded by busy groups of mahalas. well-kno- caught t'nflllrd (Srava at Kokomo. Had William Phillips, formerly a resident of Kokomo, Ind., one of the proprietors of the Kokomo Tribune, been in town one day last week, he could hsve had the rare privilege of looking Into an open grave that had been dug for hla Interment,- and witnessed all his relatives assembled to perform the last sad rites over his remains. For a long time Phillips has been a wanderer, his whereabouts being unknown to the family. Recently a William Phillips, an unknown man, died suddenly at Huntington. The body lay four days without identification, when A F. Phillips, now telegraph editor of the Kansas City World, believing him to be his brother, took charge of the remains, ordered them shipped to Kokomo, and the relatives assembled for the funeral, for which all preparations were made. At the - : The largest wrought Iron pillar Is at Delhi, In India. It is 60 feet high, and weighs 17 tona Her Hand Caught lu a Trap. Customs Officer McGlashan, of Wind sor, Ont., for some time suspected that some person had been stealing money from the till. He knew it wasn't a rat, but he set a rat trap for the thief. It had a strong spring that would sink teeth of the blades deep the saw-lik- e Into the flesh. It took him some tlm to find one with a spring strong enough. Several were experimented on. but her majesty's officer was not satisfied until he got one that would sink Its steel teeth through the bone of an elephant's foot. He set the trap, hoping to catch the rolnred girl who scrubs the dirty floors of her majesty's ed A Tricycle Cab, Berlin Is admiring an addition to the numerous new fangled vehicles to be seen In Its streets, says the Philadelphia Times. This is the "tricycle cab," that has been recently Introduced and has been found popular and practicable. There Is a leather seat supported on springs over the rear axle of tbs machine. The passenger mounts with the aid of a footboard that rests on j ihe ground when lie gets In but which, when he Is seated, is raised by a simple device. There is a leather hood for his protection In stormy weather; j in pleasant weather it Is pushed back like the hood of a buggy. The passenger faces the rear. The cab is operated by a cyclist, the same as an ordinary tricycle, and can attain a speed about twice that of a first class Berlin "droachke" or cab which, however, is not saying much. The fare Is very low; fur each 1.200 yarda or so, 2 Vi cents. The distances are measured by an automatic arrangement called a taximeter which is In use in the ordinary cab In many German cities, and registers on a dial the number of meters traversed, thus doing sway with the need of arguing with the driver at the end of a trip as to the amount of fare due. It la expected that the tricycle cap will become generally popular In Berlin and the few that have been tried experimentally have attracted much attention. Imprisoned Cow Fed by a Dog, Two weeks ago Farmer Odle of near Kan., loat a cow, and Leavenworth, after a thorough search concluded that It waa gone for good. The other day a party of fox hunters discovered tho animal In a narrow canon between two cliffs, where It had fallen while browsing on the edge of the precipice. While the men were debating upon means of releasing the prisoner they observed Mr. Odle's shepherd dog approaching with an ear of corn in his mouth, which he dropped to the cow. The latter was speedily released, and indicated by her condition that she had not suffered from lack of fodder. She would, no doubt, hsve starved but for the sagacity of the shepherd dog. Dementiy a new horse was purchase! and "Old I. irk," as the other oue was called, was retired from his position and pul to wo.'k in a coal cart. The change seemed to alter the spirits of old fellow, and be apthe high-bre- d a peared to consider his retirement ss y as plain. He jlsclosed disgrace. animal sense could that his new occurepation was distasteful, and would and cart the to harnessed sent being refuse to step between the shafts. On day last week after being brought from the stable by the driver and led to the objectionable cart, he broke away and ran through the open gate up into the Big Four track and raced along It until reaching the elevated point over Fourth street, then deliberately turned and leaped from the track unto a pll He was Inof broken rocks below. the animal of act The killed. stantly bears every Indication of suicide, and shows almost human Intelligence to attain the evidently desired result. customs house. Early the other morning Bertha Hanes, the colored girl, went to the office, shrubbed the floors and became curious about the contents of the 1 11. Soon someone heard her scream Going to the office the person fvG id the teeth' of the sleel trap sunk deep into the flesh of the hand. She was liberated after a time. Then she was locked up. Her wounded hand was dressed. The till had been left so it could be opened easily. The girl in putting her hand In had touched the spring and her hand was caught. The humane Inspector will make a test esse to find if the law allows even an officer of her majestys service to use rat or bear traps to catch human beings suspected of an offense. A Forgnttru Frbuiner. The board of charities at Anderson, Ind., the other day made a startling discovery behind the doors of the Madison county jail. George Stinnett, a man without friends and relatives, who has been forgotten by the world, has been confined now almost three years without a charge resting against him. While In an epileptic fit he was placed in Jail for aafe keeping and treatment two years and a half ago. An effort was made to get him Into the state asylum for the insane, but epileptics were barred, and he was denied admittance. Since then he has been forgotten and has been wearing away hla lire In cells with criminals, gradually becoming a physical wreck. Queer Result of An Injury. The case of Howell Witherspoon of Eckerty, Ind., whose skull was- fractured In October last during a melee, has assumed a queer phase. Although his death was predicted at the time of the Injury, he has recovered sufficiently to go about and take rare of himself. However, he has forgotten everything be ever knew, save to read and write. He did not even recognize bis wife and family for some time, and he does not recognize an old acqualnt-arc- e until days have passed. Another peculiarity la that he delights In reading children's school books and literature suitable for young people of tender age. - l.lsila ISordea to Marry. Miss Llizle A. Borden of Fall River, Mass., who waa ones accused of the murder of her father and stepmother, and whose trial waa one of the most famous the country has known, are congratulating her upon the approach of her marriage. Her fiance Is Mr. Gardiner, a school teacher of the village of Swansea, who has been a friend of Mlsa Borden since childhood days. A few days ago Mis Borden gave to a fashionable modiste an order for a costly trousseau. Mr. Gardiner has had erected In 8outh Somerset a fine new bouse. The wedding will probably lake place about Christmas. Friends of WILLIAM PHILLIPS. last moment the surprising discovery was made that the remains were not those of the Kokomo man, and the funeral wee abandoned. Sexton Mark MeTlgne, who baa had charge of the years, city cemetery for thirty-thre- e burying more than four thousand people, says this la the first instance in his experience of digging s grave without any corpse put in It. The grave was filled up again. Ths Phillips dead Is still unidentified, and the Phillips alive Is still missing. It la a double mystery, difficult to solve. j j llnrsa Couldn't Ntand Hlsgrsra. A valuable horse belonging to Rodenberg distilling company of L rvneeburg, Ind., committed suicide other day by leaping from the Four trark at the mouth of the Fot street tunnel and breaking Its n Ths animal was used about the dli lery as a saddle horse by the eti messenger, and did only light wi Sljtlrrlmai Disappearances. In the dominions of the British Empire alone, some 8,000 Individuals vanish every year without leaving any trace. Victoria. Australia, has turned out 586,51$ ounces of gold during tho last nine months, an increase of 81,006 ounces over last year. A cigar store it. New Orleans, Owned by a colored man, does a big trade In the sale of feet belonging to "graveyard rabbits."