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A Big Circus.
Valdosta Ablaze With
the Pinery of a Co
Sells & Gray's
Will Be in the tbrifty city of Valdosta
TUESDAY, Nov. 27.
Ornate With Pomp and
Unity Muir llraatu—Th* Horlil Re
nownnl lliarcha* k Hitler The
i l<nin \\ iili U hiakrra The
fltranuc l*h tl I ipi u* I• I *\%lltl
Anlmal-llif lltiliy Mnnkrjr,
No matter tv hat the odd are, Bella' *
Gray'i *;rrat ir tw* will pkch Ita tent In
Valdoeta n**xt Tueaiay. the 271 Iw
Mr Bella am to Savannah >***terda>.
anti arrange* I for the ndvertlalny to be
don* througn the Momina New*. as he
waa unabl. to buy mwi in th* VnMo-ta
|m|*er *. Nut knowing that the Bella A
Gray .atkn cotucmpinteil atretehtna
its can••• In |yiru)<-a county, the i>at>**r*
In Valdontu •lt*|op*f| of their apace to un
other show Nothing ".• left for Mr Bell*
to do except to ap*‘ak to the i**o>ie
through thta i*ik*r Accordingly at an
tMitlay of n (Otaldcrable aum of nion**\
he ho* |urchaee<l • great many papers
of thle inoue. and sill eatahllah a head
quarter* in the thrifty city of YaWloetu
from which the paieri will be dlMtibute.l
fleely and gratlUtoualy. The fact that he
could not mak- hi** announcement in th**
Valdoatn paper* would have fruatrated
the pl! of many a showman, but the
earn*- Indomitable rptrtt w hich hae char
acterized thla gre*t show and which he
pisccd It the fore moat and hr* of all
ahem* of the earth moke* It surmount
those obstacle* at any coat, ami where
others would fail. It plant* lta banner of
auccewe. Ho It will do In Valdosta Tues
Till. t INCT •* \T \ %l.no*T%.
This undivided and unporallehNl circuit
will reach Vaklostu Motvlay night, th**
2Gth, and by early afternoon the next
day, Tuesday, tin* performance will be In
A grand sireet parade, comprising gor
geously attired actors, richly ca|art**ooed
horses and savage awl untune-I beast*
will past* in review before the spectators,
on the morning of the 27th, Tuesday. The
procession will be through (he principal
streets of Valdosta to (he show grounds,
where the grandest feats of modern times
w 111 take place.
Mr. Hells Informed a Morning News rep
resentative that the performance at Vat
dosta will positively be one of (he best
the show ever wave. The whole thing.
sal-1, he. will be an ornate outpouring of
lomp and splendor. A great many fea
tores which mght have been omitted will
be put on In Valdosta, with Increased In
terest. atul the fact will lx* demonstrated
beyond doubt that Sells & Gray have the
great*t and grandest amusement institu
tion of h; earth.
Tin: RIKKIIMK RIDER.
This show has the world-renow nrd
bareback ri-ler. Miss Kdna Marat ta—the
only person t the present day
who Is accomplishing the wonderful f* .it
of throwing a backward somersault * n
u running horse. She is an Anarlcni
girl, a native of New York state Thl-*
1a worth the price of admladon, Mr Bella
It has also the two famous acrid g>m
nasts the Karl sisters-Maude and Has I.
No other show has ever been able to em
ploy these performers. They d* f-at*
which have never been attempted by iny
other gymnast, ami they an* to-day ’h*
hlghrat'salaried women in the world The
celebrated Eavardo brother*, the world s
greatest acrobats, have been specially en
gaged by Bella & Gray for thl* grand
*# roUitk carnival This 1* thotr first .p
--pearanee In America.
William Delaney. the world-renowned
down, is with Beds A Gray, ii* in ag
funny a* funny can be
TIIK IMdUA %Hf3 CiHBAT.
Mr Bells raid that the animal pari of
the show is th* largest and most com
plete of the country. Bonn- of the most
vicious wiki bejsts in captivity will be
shown A collection of the l***t trained
„r.unu.r- ever brought to Valdosta will 1m?
seen under this canvas. Their startling
and thrilling performances have never
leen and can never la* equalled. Kloc*
tigers, white bears. leoparb and Germ in
boar hound* form pyramids, drill mid
glance. The monster double horned uni
corn. the only beast of Its kind, to is*
exhibited under canvas In Valdosta tale
year, will ap|N'.tr in all his gorgeotisvtess.
The bovalspue 1* one of the strung- <t
anlmul* of modern time* It I* m cross
Itetween a hypopotamra and a rhinoceros
li bos i ng horns on Its proboscis, and i>
very viciou*- It Is a water animal. It
was captured |n the Philippine Island*.
it •! *
la a won-leriul beast, and Tantpu Im
l!)M). crowds poured Iti t* lav eyes for
the first tine upon this sti tnge animal
TIIK II 4114 MONK BY.
In Sclk. & Gray'. tcrmti nggrexation ihc
people o( U>wn.l. ! county will >e< what
>ot many o? them ever *w before Ur
unyboii.v <*lw‘ lit Georgia lor ttim nutter.
It u a Imlty mot.key. nur ..1 tte fcl an.l
lotted by tl father int moiher.
A I*:nFKI T IIY tTIU\.
The performance* In Florida, front
whence Ke.ls - Gray com. to Valdoun.
have le-en attended by great txiii our.i -
of people. In fact it might be .aid that
the ahow ha. been given .1 great ovation
ulong He entire tour in th. South The
show her encountered oher aggicg.ition.
In lt trip In Miaeleelppt. I.outidana und
rXlubama. and the competition haw been
lively. Kach clr* ue liar b<en playing and.
indeed, I* playing It* level beat And, ar
uual, lh. S*-i!e & Gray comiiination have
lorn, away the honor*.
IN YVIYTFH Ml IHTKK* IN \\
After placing their engagment In
C'harleeton Friday, the y>th. It le expected
that the ehom will go Into winters uuar
tere In Savannah They will conetnict
quarter* and go regularly to Importing,
breeding and training wild heart* This
etate. aay* Mr. belle, l p<> ullarly adant
t-i by climate and water and railway la
cllttle* for wintering hi* ehow. lie con
template* be. tuning a real Georgia ineti
tutlon The fact that It will m..k' It.
K me In Georgia will no doubt w.n filend
for Sell Gray*, great colkai*.l aggre
gation Itnorg (b-orgtan*. and the entire
Bottth, for (ha. matter
Follow lug t the route of the clrcur un
til Dec 1:
Jarkaotcillle Gala Week, Monday.
Vlll.lt..in Tneaday, Ny. at.
n VV e.l ner.lny, Nov. US.
| -t'nmitli. Theaktglvlig, Nov. gti.
f Ckarlealuii, Frtduy, Nov. iW.
PERILS IN ALPINE SNOWS.
I IIUII.IIM l\ S\\ IIVT.It I. \MI IN.
rorvrmt mam aiuks of im%TH
%V lirn f#%crlMk*n ly Mrma Thdr
(linscra of It•• *Hr %rr all*lit—Ter
rible I Nlr of Party tf ta*flrsi
on Mount Hlm ue—\\ omnn uml t*ulUr
llrp TltrouMh th** 'nun t rust Into
From the flos’on Trat.- rlpt
A perusal f !->iwjfd Whymi*rs r*-
rjH'ent - l turcs . moun
tain climtung, and |Mrti ulurly thi* clos
ing i>#o of the orb 1-Mii.s vividly |o
my mind recoil- ti r- •>! my i personal
ue- to .aM**tJon with Uat -ad
event wlij .’i Mr. Whymper rlghtU deaig-
Hai *‘t I.vror*l •at i*trr>|di<- > the
Al|* Aid Jum Inn allow* m- to cor re t
nc m nous tror which in your
r nl ahith w<- utid-uibte 11 • a alp
of the reporter's i*-i The c4t>iiroi>he
r* fern-I to oc.urrf*d not “.it th- end of
.* you bav it, but twenty-on
\--ai' c rller uittiieiy. it. th* mouth of
H**jt* niicT P7O. Thai ye* . you will
doubtless rem4mlK*r. wa a fateful one or
the oontlnent of Kurope anl mark—l some
notable i hanso** in Its pollu* l history. It
was (he ymr which ui-i - . i th oit
brenk *€ that terrible I'rei. rh an l G* r
mn war whl- h so soon resulted In th*
downfall of tin French army, th.- sur
reti-lcr of IdOUi* Na|MU*on at the h-a.l of
hi. army, th* fllirbl ol Kuir**iile ant ilia
ultimo!, establishment **f the pre-ent
F Ten oh rej.ubii . rulmttwMnx with th
cosslyui of Alsace and Idurr.iln* th*- in
vestment of Paris by the German army
ami the crowning of King WHII in: s'*
\erwail.-s a* Kmperor of Germany. It
was thl" same fateful ywr. IRTti, that *w
the Italian army ent.-nn# mo-I <•<
the imp* rial city of Itorns. hi -I the mts-♦*-
qurnt ejwrtloii by un nltn st unanltnoi
yote of the Homans of Vi 'tor Kmmafiuel,
father of the iu(<- lamentesl Kiiat Hum
bert. as ruler over united Italy.
Hoi oo Mount tllnne.
It whs my fortune to l>e traveling In th
three centuries named during the progress
of them* momentous events and to have
leen at t'hninounl at tin- time when th*-
"worst catastrophe .f ih** Alp* ' occurred,
hetice th*- vivid which the
rccera relation l-y Mr Whymper have
awakened in my mind. It was on the af
t moon of th*- 7th **f S*-pt* nbcr—the earn*
fateful month watch wltn- >l th** down
fall of l#<ns Nuiioleon, the invewtment of
I'arls nri-1 the occupation of Home—that
in company with a small party of tour
ists. Including two k< ntlcmen und four la
dle* from Itoaton. the majority of whom
have since |tu*se*l fr<n *rih—l enter <1
tbe little village of ('h.itn-.iinl umler very
|M.'ullar clrcummanc.es tv> found the vlb
litKc sqti.tr*- filled with excited villagers.
ro n, wom*-n and children, many of whom
were weeping and tnounlng and wringing
their hands. Th*- *ause of thin ilemontstra
flon we sM*n Irimnl from one of the few
visiter* who had r* mained after the war
re we ron*hed them The substance of the
Information given us waa that iw* days
ptevlousiy a party, consisting of Hires
tourists, three guide* and five porters--
eleven In all—had started to make the
ascent of M<nt Ilian*' They had been
watched through th*- telescope with mote
than usual Interest, s It was lab* in th*-
season f r such •* enterprise. No very
great anxiety had been felt In regard to
Hum until the morning of the second -la:.,
when, as I was informed by i gentleman
who had been a special watcher for them,
they were seen for u few moments, not
far frfm the summit, ai-parerxly de* end-
It g and looking ash- expressed it. IK**
files crawling over a white sheet "Bud
•I. nlv," ht said, "while 1 was lm>king a
veil seemed to be thrown over them and
they vanished frmi my sight I looked
long and earnestly, hut saw them no more
f was convinced that they had been over
taken by n snowstorm and feared that
they were lost " The chief gut-le, who
was also mayor of the village, was com
municated with, and he dispatched an
• x|*erlenced guide with order* to go up to
the Grai and Mulct* and signal hack any
Information he might obtain In regard to
the party. In due time he returned an
swer that they had not been there nor
were there any signs of them In that vi
t.niiiK to the Rescue.
This was the condition of thing* at
n'sai on the -lay *>f my arrival th** third
since the party's departure* from th- vil
lage The f**-ltng whs -iron* t!*t they
were lost and the excitement was In
tense. The chief guide at once •vdled for
volunteers to go in search • f and en
deavor to rescue the mi-sing ones. lie
would take no married men nor any over
30 year- of ng* About 5 o’clock tint
afternoon twenty-five stalwart \o.jng
men. * a-h w ith a coll of rop* over d*
shroulder. an Ice ax In hi* t*Ht and aJptn*
-tesk In bund, gathered In the q i.r
.n*l ret'elved their Instruction- from the
, hlef guide Then they set off nmid t e
ch*ers and *ohs an*i mmiy . Gtd t-l-•
you from the assembl'd -row*! of vil
lagers .mI stranges* w o w.it h-1 t in
with anxious ••>** till th- gatertng dusk
shut them from sigiit. That night about
two hours after the departure of th.it no
ble hand then* - im* on a fearful tempest
of wind and rain, accomp nl-l by thun
der rod lightning, such ii- rarely kn>w
except among th* mountain*. It was nn
f r aM -*f us Hu he
storm paosi'd after .i couple of hours :rj
about milnight. .dthough >ou r* p rt M
Whynifw r a> saying thaf .ifter no u* aw
the top oC the mountain for eight d.iy*, ’
I saw the nearly full moon rise clear and
bright above the summit and shine down
upon ih* pur**t w dt* snow field th *n*
eyes ever lcokct u|ion Ami o:he s s*tw
It. too. and the halo that surrounded t e
moon, while on* .t l*.ist dee i e-1 sh* ?aw
- cross Inside th** halo. It was indeed a
glorious sight and there was a fe ling
among us that It might l*e * sign of hop
tor the missing ones
%li 11*14*** %lattlonel.
Hut the brave volunteeis return**! dur
ing th- forenoon **f the n* xt day and re
torted that the storm had overtaken them
before they reached a place of safety,
but they struggl' and through li and at last
fund shelter for the night The next
morning they e-sav-d to continue the'.i
search, but the soft *nov had f-’len to
such a depth on th- (Hader I |tolon*
tha It wa- Impraeti. ilile to at*, mnt to
*ro*'' It. but they sattsth'd th*m** lves th-t
no one hud been in thwt locaiit) or at th<*
tnatal Mulets. There was no longer any
dcuht tlt a t the entire parxy had perdih-d
There was w-*i!ng and w.tiling In tn?•
little village that day, for nearly If not
all the guid-H and |K>rters hint left fami
lies wTo w**re d*qien*lent ui>-an them
wives and children or fathers and moh
**n-and they were very poor, for the sea
son had !*cen a bad one. excurslonl-K
having been few on account of the war
\ subscription was at once set on foot
among t • f**w stranger* In Chamoutii
and about l.eh* fraixs v**r* mlhil unl
distributed amt r ; the miet needy one*.
Allow m- to make one or two more cor
reotlon* In your report of the lecture r-*-
ferred to. The tourists who were lost
this oc< tslon were J (' Itan-lall, who
w i* not exactly a Hostonian. lut a well
known reMd-nt >f Quin, v , arwl treasurer
of th* savlt gs l.*nk of Huh place. He was
t'.J years of age, but w* vary anxious U
make th- ascent, mi and had put himself n
severe training for,several day* previous
ly. Hut he seemed to hove had some mis
giving* u* to th* result, for I was told
that he had mad* his will some days
previously and left It with the t'nited
States consul of Geneva. He left a num
her of children at hom* Tr. James B.
Kean, the other American, was a young
physician of Halt .more. .M l foot of Ten
nessee, as you have It). This I .Vam l
from his passport, which, with <i few small
effects, he had left at the hotel where \ \
l was Maying, lia had kitara from the j
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24. 190a
IS THt ORST NATURAL APIiRIRNT WATER KNOWN.
*u# Tfcoosaixl phyildtM ha*e testified ** thia fs**t |‘ *-1 wtist Pw
i fH ft,: IM ot i,l -i ni**tiltf|
* srltri Jan • im IsUloputstiy th *•• •! of liilll***. It • •■lmlrtblf tsb
i erntF*l by th** noairt, it sets rltb' *it f rise to istestiasl lrrltstiso. §ud It,
1 tbsrefore. tJa*rt* Its oalverssl populsrlty
I Nature’s Remedy lor the Cure ol
' Disordered Stomach, Biliousness and Liver Complaints.
I C|/ ror ll Full Nm. I ADri onbnttl-lilU.tr.
4 HOA HI'NYAiII JAMS." | LMDfcL lth HKT> Crnir* ronl
Hmitheoruan Institution Washington,
commending him to ac.entißc ass*>ciadon*
In Kuro|- and < ommlasc>nlng him to ex
amine museume rsl similar institutions
in the cities he might visit Rev. G. Mac
- orkinda’.- *B* H*h clergyman, was th**
thir.l tourist of the tarty The names of
the throw guid-e, which I noted
at the time. were John Haimat.
Joseph Hret ton kind August <*ot
**t Th*-% were m- f k the best and most
trusty gutdew *f that time Nona others
would h ve boon sllosred to make the as
I rnn ii In Their Track*.
It was ten days after the catastrophe
that a searching party was enable*! to
reach th* point on the mountain near
where the mKolng ones were last sewn
through the telesoop** A number of them
were fund hurled In snow In a silting
posture, *e though they had w*tt down to
res' Olid so died, they proved to in- I*r
Mean. Mr MacOorltindale and two of the
lorters In •he stiffened hands Of IT
liean was found . notebook in whl- h be
had recorded some Incidents of that fatal
trip, with date*, the last of which was
H**p? 7 Tiie record stated that they had
been two days In the midst of lerrlb*
snowstorm, that they had had trouble
with their guides and the party had !••-
i'onii *eparat- *1 They were conscious that
they were lost, for the record closed as
follow* "We have dug a grotto in the
snow at a hight of 15.000 feet. I have no
hope of descending; my feet ore frosen
and lam exhausted I hav* only strength
lo write these, words I die believing In
Jesus Christ with sweet thoughts of my
family, my friendship* n-i ah I hope
we shall meet in heaven “ Mr Randall •
body wa* not <ll* overed unUi several
weeks later and was oent to Geneva.
Where h* had left instructions In regard
to the disposal of his effects in case he
did not return Had th* guides known
this they would never have made the
ascent with him, for they are particularly
sensitive on such points
There ww* another cat istrophe on Mont
Hianc the same year, I#7U, which I think
wo* not spoken of by Mr NVhymper In
either of his lectures, though by no means
*>f such magnitude m* the one of which
d**r ills hav b* *oi given A young Eng
lishman with his bride. vislel *ham*uni
early in the *<*.iaoi- I believe in the month
of June probably with a vietv to enjoy
ing the beauty and grandeur *f the scen
erv in a quiet vav liefore the rush of sum
mer visitors. w*hbh usually enma later.
One day the bride express**) n *leslre to
ascend the mountain to a certain poin*.
whi h she Wignated. n*l which could
I*** reached without danger an*l with no
great expenditure of strength. Together
with her husband a fem.ile companion,
a guide ami a porter, the point designat*xl
%vae soon reach***! and |x*sed.
Sank Out >f sight.
The lady was so much pleased with h*r
*\|criefi e that ?fi*‘ d*-.-lrel to go still
further, an*! her husband an-1 th** gtik!
therefore left her anl her compunion for
* few mint He** while they went forward
to m.ik*- a path through the snow %vhlch
had fallen the night previous. They ha-l
gone hut a abort distance when they h**rl
a piercing shriek Hurrying hack to their
starting point, they found the companion*
standing alone und In a frensled condi
tion As soon i* she was abb* to s|>enk
coherently she said that while she und
the lady were standing their feet became
chilled, uisl they began stamping them
upon the sno%v to restore the circulation,
when without warning the ertast gav*
way, anl th*- Indy and the porter sank
through It und disappeared from her Fight,
leaving her standing upon the elge of
frightful chasm partially Ailed with snow*
It apjxared that they hal been standing
altove one of those treacherous crevasses
euch as may he rememhere*l by those who
have ever crossed the Mere <!*• Oluce, und
which. h*lng narrow at th** bottom, are
soon Ailed and hidden from sight bv
falling snow. Every effort wns made to
rescue or at least recover the )<odte* of
the missing ones, but without avail, they
were never seen again. The stricken man
returned to bis hotel, and for some day*
-Mit at a window neither eating nor sleep
ing. but gazing upon that pHle*e moun
tain where ail his hopes of happiness lay
Buch is the tale m 1t w is toM to me and
recorded nt the time, thirty years ago.
and such Is the true history of not oniy
one. but two of the worst find saddest
catastrophes of the Alps" on record.
WIN OF HIM l GIA.
Fiery In linn \\ hoar Fenfs Rlxnl
Thoae of €>rano le lleruerac.
From the Philadelphia Press.
Col. Hon Augustin Cervantes, of Ha
vana. Cuba. Is a man who can truthfully
declare he'd rather right than eat.
Hl* thlrty*Ave duels are proaf sufll.'ient
of such a statement
lnde*d his num* rous encounters of hon
or—(he thlrty-Afth tavlng occurred re
cently—without -loubt make the Aery Cer
vantes the world's greatest living duelist,
a modern man at arms that will compare
favorably with the knlghs of old, who. ac
cordtng to rhyme and story, carried their
desire for combat so far n* to tight a duel
or two before breakfast just t arouse
gxd appetites for the viands their .gentle
dames cooked while swords and lance*
As Don Cervantes traces his descent for
i toiig Him of anebni v'astllllan kntght*.
It Is easy to understand where he gets hi>
abnormal bump of comb.itlveness.
And sin • his family history and tradi
tions tell that then* old knights never
knew what d* fnt meant. It is not liftl
- till to umb rebind, also, how their Cul-an
descendant has come by that unerring
dexterity which has roan him \leior in
every one of his thirty-Ave duel*
Cervantes* Is only .72 years of age now.
but In his short existence he has man
**•*! to surpass th** achievements of h.s
most famously combative ancestor; and
If he lives long enough it will not >e at
all surprising If h* equa!* the -untuned
records of all bis fighting progenitors. He
is slarte*! we 1 on the way towards such
Now. nobody should think for a single
moment that the.-*- dvie ** of young c*er
\ antes at* after he French or Chinese
fashion. Nine tlm* s ha* Cervantes killed
his man outright, and as many times he
has given his antagonist wounds that af
terward- resulted In death daimlng them.
Cervantes' exploits with la** rat-ier hive
made htrn kn wn and f* .r* i throughout
'the Pearl of the Anil 1 *>" as th "Cuban
Cyrano" and lh* "Cuban D Ariignan
This dueling paragon Is tall and slim
A Iff Ml ha ' in *' lli
and weighs only I3f> pound*, but his ever>*
Alter s****tris u combination of at***! and
rubber In fencing h- movti-wlih lficr*d-
Ihie *-ws*< and rapidity. his eye is like
lightning, and, daspite his hot Spanish
hlnod, he Is as 000 l and impiiraWe a* ice
and ever ready to take advantage of an
opponent's slightest error His skin Is
swarthy, his eyes bU k and restless, find
his whole bearing Is notable for an air o:
mystery and romance.
It was In IW7 that CervMrtm Aral learn
e*l to fence. Ht studied under the great
*at ma*tera cf the art Bo extraordinary
was ht* progress that within leea than a
year he w* recognized as the Arat
■worcWman of Cuba, atul since then the
moot noted expert* have failed to tnk
away from him this distinction.
When Pin), th- celebrated French
fencer, wim* In Havana he was defe;te*i
twice by Cervantes, whom he declared to
be mon **xt>ert with the rapier than any
other man against whocn he hod tr.*v) ids
Most of Cervantes' duels have had
their ongin ht poll ft il quarrel*, for the
hot-headed Cuban !u* had a stormy
and has played an Important part
In all of his country’s struggles for free
Although his fame haa been won In the
MUMpjmary role of duelist. Cervantes
started life in the pea. * ful call-ng of Jour
tuallst. and hut for the turbulent condi
tions *xittng In his field of operations he
might have gone quietly through lift ti
*• wr’.ter and without n string of moral
nomhuts to his credit. Don Cervantes
Mmse-lf contends tha? he only became a
due I let through droumatance* for which
he had no control, and that at heart he
Is a peaceable man on*! would sooner
w'.Wd the pan ihan the sword.
In I*V when only twenty-one y*rars of
age, he start**! the Hfurarut Dally Trib
une. In ’h%s paper he lonvely attacked
He Hpanish government and contended
!x>ldly for free Cuba The Tribune be
came intensely popular with the Cubans,
wh.cb fact so IftcerwKd the Bpantsh ofA
•dals that they arr*te<l its valiant edl
tor. put him in prison, suppress**! hh*
j*ter. and oonAsraud his effe<*fs
I>on Cervantes emerged from tnison a
ruined man An inrlally.but with unbr*>kon
spirit, his ardor for Cuba burning as
fiercely as ever In n short time he had
started nncaiM-r revolutionary org.vn. the
Dally Separator, which strongly advocat
ed Cuban lnd*i>en*lence.
During thl* i** riod he was frequently
attack#*! by Bpantsh *Alcers, and. K ing
compelled to defend himself, resorted to
the ancient code of arms, and stretched
several of his opponents cold In death on
the field of honor. Ill* rapl-l succession of
victories ar*l hi* In- >mparable skill as a
swordsman soon caused him to be feared
and dreaded, and the beat duelist in the
Hp.nlwh army hesitated to provoke th**
ir- of th* swarthy Cuban, burning with
zeal for hi* country, and roady to fight
on Ihe slightest excuse.
When th** revolution tyhich resulted in
the Anal surrendering of the B;*nnlsh
yoke was still in it* Inclplemy and before
the Culans had yet taken up arms. Cer
vantes w.s working night and day In
pi shing the conspiracy.
Ills popularity and inAuence with th*
adventurous young blades of the city en
abled him to secure valuable recruits, and
he was also Instrumental In the raising
of funds. He went to New York and en
gineered several successful Allbusterlng
expeditions, notably the one which result
1 in the sinking of the J. W. Hawkln-
Returning to Cuba, the brave knight of
fortune pi iced himself In the rank* of
his countrymen and fought gallantly all
through the war lie srtved on the M.lff
of I acref. Ruiz. Rosa and Gomez, and
ommanded the brigade of Colon In sever
Eight days before the peace protocol
was signed, Cervantes was mi le n prt*
< ner and confined in the castle of Ban
Heverlna, being released on the entrance
of the United State* troops
B nee that time and after leaving the
milt ary service, with the rank of colonel.
Cervantes has led a checkered life !!*■
had the misfortune to be out C symp*ith>
with the United States government, an*)
two papers which he started Freedom
and the Reconcenrrmlo—had to b* sup
pressed h-ausA of their rabid ant I-Amer
Driven from his preferred calling. Cer
vantes was compelled to look to his sword
for a living, and he founded a school for
fencing The duelist numbers among hi*
pupils some of the best -known men of
As it result of his romantic career and
hi* reputation as a swordsman Don Cer
vantes has become the center, the leader,
of an admiring company of blooded
youths, who regard him as their Wl-m1
their patron, their model
On all points concerning the code of
dueling his word K law. ard he has . fA
clat*l as ma**er of ceremonies In no le***
than 2'7 duel*. In fact. In spite of him
self. be can scarcely vvotd h*ing drawn
Into any duel which occurs among men
of the upper ca ses.
The gilded youth si*ek of Cervi nte
a* the "Providence of Havana " Iw-*a'is
of his skill In saving them fr-m the legtl
consequences of violating the antl-duelb g
l.iw which have gone Into cfTt* t s.nce
the Amril'an occupation
Of the thlrty-Avc duels whl h Cervant s
has fought twnt\-fotir resulted from tw*
lltlcal causes and right were affairs . f
the heart. Sixteen w> r. fought with ra
ider*. eleven with swords and nine with
pistol*. Cervantes has Ken wound and
twice, once b> .i pistol shot In the hr* at
and once by a rapier thrust In the stom
Many stories ir told of the daring an I
high temper *f I*>n Cervantes th*- fol
lowing characteristic aamplc will suffice
to show the character of man he is and
the chance* one takes In trifling with
According to the accepted vend on. It Is
said that one night, while Fervant-s wa
usonrting a fair danseuse from the §t ig -
door of tle theater to her carriage \
Spanish offber, standing near. ns<l>
remark- al*out the woman’s personal
chcrms Cervantes imt hi* comp mon i t
her carrlag** -hatted for a moment ;it the
door, then returned to wh*re th-- Bpm
l.trd was talking with his friends, and
without a word hnrxled him hi* card
"But an actress." rcmon*lrated the
challenged man, "enjoy* being rompi
men ted I had no Intention of Insulting
"Aetres* or not." replied Cervantes, "in
sult or compliment, has nothing to and *
with It The lady wa with m- '
To refuse the challeng-* mean
sneere*! at by *ll a* an act of cowardice,
so the two men repaired lnatantly to a
convenient place, after pro urlnc weip.
ons at the nearest club. Orvanbs ran
the Bptni.ir*l through the bod\. toll the
k*ad man's friends to dl*|o*c of him ■*
they liked, then went his way and si* nr
the remainder of the night at l *up;*cr
party. This, of course. O'curred at a tlm*
when the Cuban hatred o[ tha Bpanlari
rau vary lugh,
One of the Most Remarkable Mines
la the \%arld.
Helena OorrespofWksnce of the Bt Ix>uit
Globe -1 eono- 'ra t.
Fergus co'inty. Montana. pos*e*ae* cme
of the most r*tnarkab*e mines m the work!
-the Yogo MMppmre props rt lea—ln th t
the pr#*iou* stones are found in regular
ly formed veins like gold, silver an*) other
valuable n* tub xvhereae in other commu
nities. diamonds, sapphires, opal*, and
the other buried treasure are found n
l*. k- i or dusters Consaquantly i *ie.
scrip lion of this unique mine and its
n*i' of operation will prove Interesting
The sapphire* are found scatter*#) all
abn.g the lead or vein. and. as in any
klnl of mining there to much "dead"
work, as well as fr-quent rich strike*.
month for Instanc--. Ave blocks *>f
groun*) wer- worked, from one 10,000 car
ats were -xtractrd. white from another
of equal dimensions only 74 carats were
taken tnd the cost of working the Mo k
fnm which the lO.fifd earn e were secured
was only al*>ut one-tenth that of working
the other four hlooks. from which R. 00)
rarats wer* r*alis--l
The sapphire* iro found in n perpendic
ular lea-I of dry' clay, with wall io'k • n
either aid**, and. .* this - 1 yev formatio •
Is mined. It is thoroughly w'.**-h*-! n I
the gerns extracted anl picked over. They
ore of all -lies and various degree* of
excellence but the amethystine gems **oll
-very ran*. 80 far the company Isas
worked down only fifty or sixty feet, but
prospecting he* been N done to u a- ;th
thre*- times ;in great and there tx?e sap
phires all th** way down. The deeper
they go the harder the formation be
comes. requiring greater expos ire *0
cause disintegration. All dirt that *
worked over this year will be exposed
through the late fall and winter *0 be
action of th* element*, causing ands mi
gration, and next year it will le washed
over ..gain in the s..ii e tiox***. and there
may be extracted as many gems as wer*
found this year.
'1 hrough the Summer many g* ms nro
thiwn asni* as cull* tut men aro left at
tl>e miiws all through the winter and
they <Wvote th**lr spare time to sor*tng
over the culls Th*re w**uld, however,
he :o danger In lea\*lng the mines uti
i-uar t.*d through the winter, for nature
I*r<*tecta them. After the water freeaes.
no ot>*‘ con extract the *uqphire from
their ha id clayey bed.
The cctnpany secure* Its water from
point twelv* miles distant from the
mines, canv+y li ig it by ditches ar.d Aum
The supply .f water thl* -*• *n hu* ?*e* n
smaller than usual awing to a ligit
snowfall last winter but it was rot nee
essary at any time to suspend operations.
At out f* rt\ men are conatantly employed
a? the Yugo mines
The output for thl* season will be very
Urge, and some particularly line ston s
hava Ix-eti secured. The largest ston*- yet
f*iund .*t the mines was discovered aarK
in June of thia year, and it w ighed nine
teen •aratb The demand for the sapphires
is constantly increasing, and the supply
I* Insufficient, deapite th** fact that many
Individual* are also engaged In mining
lham at various ap>t* along the Missouri
liver. In addition to the Yogo mires.
All the stone# are shipped direct to
London, where many of them are cut,
while others ere sent to Antwerp for
that purpose. But about half of the pr**-
duct find* Its way hack to the Unite*)
States, several Urge American companies
having < > ontrart* with the English Arm
to which the mining company eellw its
product. The duly on the cut gems 1s
only 10 |*er cent The actual mining eea
* n is from April 15 to Oct. SI, or until
the water freexes.
There Im no Indication that the mine*
are pfo\tng out; on the contrary, they
teem to he getting richer A* a by-pro
duct, considerable corundum Is being
m net), but this will be valueless until a
railroad shall have be* n built to th*
mines Fergus county being ihc* only one
tr the state unacquainted with the Iron
horse Corundum 1* worth £lO per ton In
lx>ndon, and ia used In the making of
*mery wheels, etc Th.-usands of tons of
this mineral are now lying on the "dump'
.waiting cheap transportation, ami even
should the saphires become exhausted,
the tailread would make the mining of
the latier 11 most profitable undertaking
UTKAAOE Gil nTMUW.
lion Arctic Highlanders CYiaoae*
From B nbner • Magazine.
It was natural that thoae on the Wind
ward shook! Im* good *ain*tregies. Fine©
they were th** wives of picked hunters.
When a Smith Bound Esquimau choose.*
a wife h© apparently has regard only to
housewifely qtialities. Bhe must te able
to do the cooking, and to sew. and to
chew hubs. This lust l? ti sine qua non.
Furs im** the only possible dress, and of
these they must have an abundance, else
they will Irtish with cold. When the sun
1* about the horizon, the women spread
the skins of seal, and reindeer, and bear,
pegging them out hid*- up. and allow* them
lo dry thoroughly. One** dry, they ore.
of course. 0* still as boards, and Ik*fore
they can Ik* mad*- into garment* th* Abwrs
must be broken. Accordingly the women
ben 1 the hide double, making a crease
through its length. Iteginr. tig. then, at
<>*• end. they chew steadily to the other.
Then, creasing the hid* n lltle farther on.
they chew again, and repeat the wimple
process until *v* ry Inch of the surface
has been < h w and. urn) with Abers br*dc*-n.
the skin 1* flexible enough to he sew***!
into garments A good co*k and seam
stress and cbewer of raw I>l<l** Is certain
of 1 rM for she will he taken
u* wife or;. * ? th-t- lust of the young
hun*ers. who Is. ther*f4Tre. a good pro
vUter. There Is no ceremony of mar
riage. the hunter taking his bride from
her father's tuptk or igdlu (also spelt
eg 100. winter hou*e) to his own; nor. so
far as we learn**). Is lucre among them
ceremony of any kind, nor formal wror
ah'p. nor any rl e* unless the incantation
of the ting* koks (medicine men) be given
rank as a rite.
A. There is nothing so
bad for a cough as
coughing. It tears the
W tender rr.emhrane of
,tu ' throat and lungs,
aWlgWj4 j and the wounds thus
made attract the germs
W of consumption. Mop
your cough hv using
the familv remedv that
tfvmKyy* has been curing coughs
and colds of e\er> kind
for over sixty years. You
can’t afford to be without it.
loosens the grasp of your cough,
i The congestion of the throat and
lungs is removed ; all inflamms
tion is subdued; and the cough
Three sizes: the one dollar size
is the cheapest to keep on hand;
the 50c. size for coughs vou have
had for some time; the lie. size
for an ordinary cold.
- For is rear. I had a very had eoa*h.
Th- doctor, and everybody l.c thought
I lud a true.,.- ot conaumiitaia. Tb-n
I trust Ay-r' berry fectoral und It only
took a bottle and a halt to cure n>."
F. Maaioa Mm-lks.
Oct. ■ tSSS. Umdra, H T.
M' J / £
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Two Specials for This Week.
50 Daghestan Wilton Rugs, regular price $9.00; Bfl ftA
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100 Brussels Rugs, regular price $2.00; #| ti r
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we will surprise you with the completeness of our
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“How good," is our motto.
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nigh cured me of lumbago or rheumatism in the
back, of which I suffered severe pain fifteen years.
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“St. Simons Island, Ga."
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If your druggist hasn’t our preparations in stock
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