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THE STJXDAY IXTEK , OCEAX, JANUARY 7001. FATHER'S BEBBT BY SEUMAS Copyright, 1901, by Conr.al Brogan had bocn a kind. father to Micky ever. and. a loving one. ; In the endeavor to give "poor Micky, poor boy." the beutfit of a schooling with Master McDonagh "V of Ardltocl. Cohual did both his own share . of work on the little farm" and also the greater part of the the ahare that should fall. to wee Micky.. "The larnln." he said. " '11 nlver bo a: burden to Micky It's alsy carried . haven't much to give-the poor boy (thanks be to Cod for all his marcles). bur. 1 can sthrlve to Jet him have the bit Iv larnin', aevhow. though 'I nlver got It me-aelf." And accordingly except in the very throne of ware and harvest Micky was only asked to go to the field on Saturdays and on the evenings of school days. And when Micky grew, up and looked about him. and saw that a young man's an.bltlons were not llktly to bo satisfied. In poor Ireland, he said: "With God 's'belp, father, I think I'll push out to Ameriky, an tbry me fortune ' there." His father said, sadly: "Micky, don't lalve me."- But Micky, though he was touched, replied "Cut, father, what J. y. . . '"fYAj r-v s t Is there for a poor boy in Ireland? What but hunger and hardships V "Indeed, an troih ye scy thrue. Micky, mo palsdin." said his fatiicr. "but it'll put hard upon me to have ye lalve me." "Arrali. father." Micky suU, in a tone that affected a courage which his heart did not feel, "don't talk that way. Sure if I go tfll Ameriky for a couple i" years, sure it isn't goin out 1 the wurrul" I am. Ijn't think, father rtear; that be-Vase I put a few miles 1' say atween us I'll fcrget ye." "No. no. no, 1 don't think It at all. at all! I don't dhraim iv such a thins. Micky," h!s father said Quickly. "N'e. father; but I'll ba fit to do somethln' both f.r yerself an' meself in thon (yon I counthr'. when I can't do for aithtr iv us in tils." Micky's father had to bow his h. ad and let his bey go in peac . to push both their fortunes. Father." Micky said in his young enthusiarm on the morning of his departure. "I'll n.ake a man iv you afre I'm long in Ameriky, an , a man iv meself." "G.d bliss ye,Micky a-ehulole mochroidho! Gc-i Almighty bliss ye. an guard over ye. ' And Connal , Brogan cried salt tears when Micky, his joy and his pride, was gone. A lonely man 'now. Connal Brogan toiled on upon his little farm. Srdness was In his heart, but a buoyant hope aJao, iwhlch relieved the oppression. In a month's time came a cheery letter from Micky,' who had landed lately, and was-going to do 'great tnlngj. of which his lather would bear more In the next letter. But, though tho patient, hopeful. loving. poor father waited seven years looking for that next letter, it never came. Micky had had a scries cf misfortunes. Ho did not get work as soon as be expected, and during the period of anxious suspense could not writs. Hs met with evil companions, who Induced him to drink and drown thought, and then h would not write. When he got a position he lct it agAin twire he titm kd money to send home, and then did not like to write. And after this varied luck continued for some time. .Micky was a demoralized boy and forgot to write. " But. uiough Micay forgot his father, that father let not cne waking hour pass in whlci ho did not send long, long thoughts after "poor Micky." He knew not did not for a moment suspect what bad really happened to Micky. Wttn a boy returned to the parish from Annerlca returned to Doorin. Ardaghle. Glenainy. cr Biufcan from Bostons from Philadelphia, from Texas or Colorado Conruil Brogan spat upon, bis stick and wnt to visit the returned Yankee, and from him sought the news of "poor Micky" In Brooklyn. And none of thoe who came from Brooklyu and knew Micky and knew how be was living one day in a good position and well dressed, next day on the street and in rags not.ru of thite. had the heart to trll Connal how matters. really were. "Oh, they all said. "Micky is .a grand fella, an' hln line." Cvnnal'a heart was always raised at hearing this, and his Joy rekindled. "I'll ,' warrant Micky's a graa' fella entirely." be would say, with a queatu.ni in his tone. "Indeed, an'- he is. a gras- fella, out an' out," the Yankee would reply. "An doin' very fine eh?' "Very fine entirely, Connal very fine. Indeed." "I'll warrant ye I'll warrant ye," reflectively, poking the ficor with his stick. "He's minutn himself well, an his religion? An' brbavln' himself like b? always knew h-iw?" It vas often trying on the questioned one to carry on tho untruths but there was r.o way out of i. "Yes. Indeed, mindin his religion autlrowlf. an a moral (model) iv behavior." "Yls. yls.. that's Mloky that's poor Micky. A very moral of behavior, as you say. May Go1 continue Llnr so. What what meaa-igedid Micky sen-me?" "Micky sayed. Give me poor father roe love. Tell him keep vp bis heart; that I'm always thickio' iv hlru, an' that when I've made enough money he'll find me ctcpnin' ever the threahet (threshold) In to bin tome day, agran'Jlntl-man. Och. God Almighty bllze poor Micky. Sure. 1 knew well he wacn't forgettln' me. An' ail along 1 always khew that he'd come borne to me a Jictleman th Jlnile-man be was cut out for. Every night doe I go on mo knees. .1 put up a prayer te God for poor Micky; an every morn In ever I rise I'm expectln an prepared to see Micky, a fine J 1 nil etna n. atep in to eve. God Almighty bless ye, Micky!" And with erery boy and girl who went away from the parish Connal sent the word, "Toil our Ml-.ky that. I'm doin' well, an' in grin' heal for hearin' all the fine reports entirely that comes home about him. Tell him I know he'll always continue the moral tv behavior he new is. Tell him I'm always waitln' for him. An ax hlni ax him, may - f trail time he'd have a spare minute an not. too throny, ax him if he could dhrcphis father Just wan llr.e iv a letter wan line; an' tell him. God Miss him " Jiut UrovkJ) could not siuort Micky MAC MAN US. Sen mas MacManua.) forever in his thoughtless career. He went from bad to worse, till at length ha was only too glad to avail 'himself of the offer of friends to subscribe anl send him horn to Ireland friends who for Kinship rake had come to be thoroughly ashamed of him. and friends who ha a regard for him because of his father. So. over the water he was sent his friends breathing a hearty thank God! when his ship steamed away from the New York docks. .... When, under cover of night. Micky, having walked thus far from the port of Derry. entered his .own parish, he sat down under the Lazy bush at the Pool bog cross. Just one mile from his father's house.' tt was seven years past since he, high-hearted with hope and happy with his father' blessing, had tripped by this bush. He remembered now full of dreams his heart was that morning. The picture of bis innocent self, bright and buoyant. 'stepping out briskly with head high in air that day and a band of comrades conveying him on his way, stood out before his eyes now with a saddening distinctness. And he remembered well saying to his convoy, as they trotted cheerily on. "Boys, the day Micky Brogan comes back, a Yankee, will "MICKY. IF YOU LINGER YOU'RE LOST.' be a big day for Inver. It's me '11 make the money spin, or I'll give yes wan gay night anyhow." And. remembering this, he put bis band into his pocket and pulled out both the contents and tho pocket Itself. There;was a two-shilling piece, a sixpenny, and four pennies. "An the clothes on mc back," he said, then, "but pitiful wans enough for a come-home Yankee!" which was deplorably true. For the first time since be bad set out his resolve to go to bis home and to bis father weakened, and he wavered for several minutes. "Och-och!" and he relieved himself of a sigh. "I'll go In God's name. It I Lndn't a penny In m pocket era siitch to me back. I'd meet a welcome from me father," be said then with grim resolve. When he came to bis father's door his weaker self told him to linger and to look In at the window; but bis grimmer self said. Micky.' If you linger you're lost." He boldly lifted the latch and strode is to the room. Ills father, with now a tinge of gtay in his hair which had not been there in Micky's time, was sitting on a low stool smoking and so intently gating Into the blase on the hearth that Micky's coming In did not rouse himi Micky stood a few moment in the center pt the floor, and' then strode up to the fire to his father's side, when suddenly bis father looked up. and then stood up and said. "Sthrangex. I beg your pardon, but I was thinkin'. Take that-salt." "I'm comln back from Ameriky." Micky said. "From Ameriky! Indeed, an ye're welcome, then, ceud failte." and he took Micky's hand. and hook It heartily. "Sit down. man. Any wan from Ameriky Is welcome here, for I have in that country a boy o' me own a boy whose like ye wouldn't meet, an thravel from here to there an' back again; a fine boy be is entirely, an the best-behaved In Ameriky; an it's me is the proud father for him. Maybe you come across him in yer thravels. He's Mlcky-Micky Brogan; he's fair-haired like yerself. but a dall stouter an hardier, an' he carries himself like a king'a son. Would ye have met him at all In yer thravels?" Micky bad bad to lean his shoulder against the brace, and had let his head drop. He said "No. no." "Ah. pity ye didn't meet with poor Micky. God's blessin' be about him! But. sit. man. sit. - Ye're far from strong look In'. Ameriky didn't agree with ye.- poor fella, or ye overwrought yerself. You're not from this neighborhood?" "I'm not," Micky-said quickly-1 "I'm from the lower en' .Iv Killaghtee. I'll not sit. I thank you for ye civility. I Just stepped In for a dhrink. for I was feelin' dhroughty." , ."Poor fella; surely, surely." His father banded him a great bowl of milk. "Ye'll not move till yet alt, too." he said. "I couldn't alt If ye paid mo for it. I tuk a hearty male at 'Donegal. An the dhrooth's left me. too." he said, laying down the bowl of milk wben be bad put It to bis lips. "I'm sorry I ana that ye didn't meet our Micky. In throht an' it'a bim Is ever glad to see any wan .ever left the barony. An It's bim makea mucn Iv them. Ye would 'a' been proud Iv Micky if ye had seen bim. Them that comes home, that has seen Micky, they'd Liver lire talkin' tv him the grand fella en tirely, an' credit to bis father, that he is. An' he'd 'a' been sending such heartnome messages to me with ye. Och. God bliss Micky!" The Yankee was moving very uneasily from one foot to another, but Connal stood between bim and the d"or. "Poor Micky's di In' better than ever a boy wlnt out Iv the parish afore or since every wan comes borne 'tells me that. Bat he couldn't do otherwise nor well, for he was the fond son tv hii father. Micky, goin' away, sayed he'd nlver forget me. an he nlver did. An' I'm waitln every day ever I rise, want-ip' to see Micky, a Jintleman from the crown iv his head to the sole iv his foot, come sthridin' In iv that doore wfth bis two hands out to the father he nlver fcrgct. An afther that, any time God chooses to call Connal Brogan be'II die a happy Iran. God Almighty bliss poor Micky!" . In a thick voice and tremulous. Micky Brogan said. "Good night! Thanky!" and went hurriedly out Into the darkness. . .' - ' One night, some years after, a handsome felkw, elegantly dressed, sat bim down beneath the Lazy bush at the Pool by cross, and waa lokt In thought for some time. He drew out a little bag. which opened on a running string, and looked at the little treasure of gold pieces that tt held and smiled. He put the bag into his pocket again, and. getting to his feet, pushed forward. He lifted the latch on Connal Bmgan's door and strode in. There was a man dreaming by the fireside. The atranger said tnickly, "Father!" and the old man bounded to his feet with a cry that almost seemed one of pain... The stranger had his arms extended. "Father!" he said. "Father! Micky has corns home to you!" - And when bia father's gray head lay on his shoulder he said: "Father. I sayed I wouldn't forget!" "God 'a grace be on ye. Micky, mo palsdin! Sure, for wan short minute in all these twelve long years I niver doubted ye I niver doubted ye!" KILLERS OF RULERS. Paalshaaeata That Have Beea Iaflicted I' bo a the Msracrcrt. Not always has the . punishment of the regicide been simple hanging or imprisonmnent for life. , , " Rava'llac. tho murderer of Henry IV. of France, was first tormented abominably and afterward torn to piece by wild horses. A similar punishment was meted -out to Damiens, who attempted the life of Louis XV., only in bis case the torture was applied publicly, and dainty dames craned . their aristocratic necks to gloat over his unparalleled sufferings. . - - : ;'-; The two Mavromichaelis, who In 1831. assassinated Count Capo' d'Istria. President of Greece, were '1 man red within close brick walls built around ' them up to their chins, and supplied with food In this species of torture until they died. Balthasar Gerard, the murderer of William 4. be Silent of Holland, '. was - flayed alive, a terrible' fate, which also overtook Bertrand de Gourdon. who. killed our own Richard I. The Nitnllat who actually threw the bomb which killed the Czar Alexander II. was Mown to bits by hi own Infernal contrivance, but many of his accomplices were seised. Of these latter. Rlsakoff, ono of the prime instigators in the plot, 'Sophie Peroffskaja, Jelaboff, Jessie or Hessie Heljmann, Kibai-thlck, and- Mlcballoft ' (four men and two wemen) were condemned to death ; but.HeU-mann was afterward reprieved, as. she was about to become a mother. 'and is at this present moment undergoing penal servitude for life in-Saghalien.. - Lucchini, the Italian anarchist who cruelly did te death, the Empress of Austria at Geneva In the autumn of 1898, la serving a sentence of lifelong solitary confinement a terrible punishment. More merciful bad they guillotined bim. ae the- French dld Caserlo Eanto, tha murderer of President Carnot, or hanged him, aa did the Americans the scoundrelly GUteau, the assassin o President Garfield. ' 1 , - , Wilkes Booth (brother of the famous actor), who on April 14, 1865, shot President Abraham Lincoln; in Ford's theater, Washington, was himself shot almost to pieces by bis pursuers in a farmhouse in which he had taken refuge. Mra. Surrat, hie principal accomplice, a fiery, and beautiful "rebel, was banged, and died proud and) defiant.. Twice before the successful attempt was the life of King Humbert essayed by the lunatic Passanatito In 1S78. and again in 1&97 by an anarchist workman, ;Boti would-be regicides were sent to penal servitude for life a fate which has for the most part overtaken the cowardly "cranks" who have from time to time attempted the murder of our own gracious Queen. . -1 The murderere of Mustapha IV: of Turkey were starved to death, after suffering barbarous tortures: those who killed Scllm III. were publicly impaled. London Express. BIGGEST SALVAGE ON RECORD. Paid Wk the St. Paal Ran Afre4 OTit 91,230.000 la Gold Abar4. When the big Amerlcah line steamship St. Paul ran aground in a dense fog on the Jersey beach near the lower end of Long Branch, before daylight on Jan. 2o,'189. in the cargo was $1,250,000 !n gold eonaigned to a firm in New York. It waa essential that this should be landed. Arrangement.! were made with the Merritt-Chapman Wrecking company to have the stranded liner hauled off. She .and her cargo, including the gold, were heavily Insured. After 'it was found that It was going to be very difficult to float the big ship the consignees of the gold, who needed it in their business, appealed to Captain Clark, as Lloyd's Now York agent to have It landed. It remained aboard the vessel three days; the fact of It being there' rendered the underwriters liable for a heavier tax In the event of the vensel being floated. t- Naturally the American line did not make any strenuous efforts to have the bullion dls-charred.. and lust as naturally Lloyd's were anxious to get it'oft as quickly as possible; for in the event of a. storm arising ana causing the destruction of the ship the gold would have added so much more to the loss of the underwriters. Captain Clark chartered a steamer and offered to take charge of the gold and land It. .Thereupon the captain obtained a promise that tho gold would be land ed immediately. Thus the underwriters were relieved of the further risk and expense of floating the stranded ship. The gold was transf jrrrd to the lighter Haggerty down a nagging chute suggestive stretch of canvas In bags, kegs, and boxes. Twelve men armed with revolvers guarded the treasure as it was transferred from a pier to a truck and taken to a vault "In Wall street. r The award of 1166.000 for salvage service in the case of the St.' Paul was the largest ever obtained In an Admiralty court.- The St. Paul was aground ten days. It was said that she bad not a plate bent or a rivet started. Alnslee's Magazine: -. ' ' - ' ' " Geaaiae Gratitade. ' The portly gcntlenian In the black cutaway coat lighted lis cigar, leaned against the bar, aid puffed away contentedly. Like moat New York borrooms. it was a cosmopolitan place, full of many sorts of people. A lean, hungry-looking Individual, with grimy hands and the beard of an anarchist, approached tte portly gentleman cautiously. "I say, boss, could you not let me have a nickel,", he began., tentatively. , " What's the trouble " asked the other. "Well, you see. the fact Is I haven't a cent, and I was out on an aful spree last night and 1 want a beer." . He got the nickel. - He looked at the coin meditatively for a time, and then at bis benefactor. "Say. he ejaculated, at last, "you're a good fellow.' I wish I bad another nickel so I cod treat yon." New York Mall and Express. ' . RICH MlfiES IIJ GEORGIA Un&reamed-Of Wealth Found in the 1 Hills of Lumpkin County. RICH ORE TAKEN OUT Twelre Companies Are Working the Mines Hear Dahlonega. j After-Fifty Years the Prophecy of the Orift-laal Coloael Sellers Is Mere . 7 v - Ikaa Realised. - Northern Georgia promises to be a new Klondlke.and already the town of Dahlonega, which- is in Lumpkin county, twenty miles from a railroad, bas taken on the appearance of .a; flourishing mining camp. A dozen companies are pushing work In the hills that lie about the town and there Is much activity in all lines of business. Ther Dahlonega Consolidated Gold Mining company was among the first to enter the Southern gold field for the purpose ' of developing the bidden resources of ; ai section of country known to possess vast quantities of the yellow metal, si-ya the Atlanta Journal. The company has otganixed in the;, fall of 1898 by a party of Cliio and Michigan capitalists.' :' A. large tract of land in Lumpkin county In and near Xhe county seat, Dahlonega, and ecru prising between 4,000 and 5.000 acres, was purchased from Christian Wahl. a wealthy resident of the city of Milwaukee, Wis. These Jacda comprised some splendid gold lands, and In past years, under the primitive methods used at that time, yielded an immense amouqt of gold. It was the purpose of tte : gentlemen having matters In band to opto up a field in the South iia manner com-csenaurate with its vast possibilities. It was found that under former methods fully 75 per cent of the values went Into the river and was finally swept to the sea, owing to the Inability at that time successfully to treat the sulphuretsr which, at a depth below water level, held the greater portion of the gold. ' With this idea in view the company was or-gfcDlred with a capital of $5,000,000. divided into shares of $1 each, fully-paid and nonassessable. It was for several months after the organization before those in charge were able to make any headway. ' In fact, it was almost impossible to get any one in the North to believe that gold in any paying quantities existed in the South. Finally, after repeated efforts and many failures, sufficient interest was raised, and a number of prominent capitalists paid a visit to Dahlonega and thoroughly investigated the possibilities of the district- - -... ., . - ; Pornaed a-Stock Coupai). a Their visit and researches fully proved the declaration ' made previously by those at the head of the -company, -and the result was that the stock commanded a ready sale, and by the lsk of May. 1899,, a contract waa awarded the Edward P. Allis company for the erection of a thoroughly up-to-date 120-t&mp mill and chlorination -plant, capable of treating thirty tons of concentrate a day. Immediately work was commenced on the grading of the site for the mill and chlorination - plant at a point about one mile from the courthouse and Just wl thin the confines of (.he city. The selection of the mill site was a Cbost admirable one. as It is within a few hundred feet of a number of well-known veins. In fact, while grading a rich vein was struck Just under where the mill now stands. The construction work was pushed with all possible speed, the very best and most experienced trorkmen from the West beinsat.the head of each department. - With atf&rce of 600 men constantly employed, the work went on with a rush, and by May of the present year the ponderous machinery was started and bas been running ever since. During the time of tha construction seventy-five carloads of maalnery were delivered at Gainesville. Ga., the nearest railroad station, and from there hauled by wagon over twenty-five miles of mountain roads. In addition, since the company has been organized, it 4s estimated that the entire amount of material hauled to Dahlonega. and delivered to the company hr.s been in the neighborhood of 7,000,000 pounds. Included in this is about 1.000.000 feet of lumber, used in the-cdnstruc-ion of the mill, chlorination plant, machine shops, shaft house, and other work on the property the entire expenditure involving over a half-million dollars. - The entire property is considered by those experienced in mining affairs as embracing within its confines some of the richest veins of old in the entire South. The original intention of the projectors of this enterprise was to make numerous tests on the various ores to be treated before the mill should be regularly put to work grinding out the values, thereby securing the very best results, and not to go ahead with, the full complement of stamps until these teste had fully demonstrated that the values could be saved, and to determine, also, where the loss, if any. was. . Stockholders Became Impatfemt. However, unavoidable delays In the milt construction caused -the stockholders to gt impatient, and accordingly the mljl was started on May 1,-with the full complement of stamps, fully three months before those In charge wanted it started. The result was that after the mill had run for about a month It was found that the values were not being saved, but a great proportion had gone off Into the river with the tailings. Immediately an investigation' was made, and means were devised whereby the loss and the reason for the same could be determined. t was found that in the top ores, wnere tue atmospheric elements had decomposed, the ore. - the gold was exceedingly light, and thus floated off into the river. The mill was overhauled and an experienced mill man. C- W. Fonnan. who for the last seven years has had charge of the 120-stamp mill of the Alaska Mexican Milling company, of Douglas Island, Alaska, was put in charge of the plant. Since the introduction of Mr. Fdrman to the plant a series of practical tests have been made, and the result bas demonstrated beyond the possibility of a doubt that with depth the ores increase not only In value, but in extent, and also It Is further demonstrated that the ability to save the values is greatly increased. ' One of the most impressive sights of the Dahlonega gold district Is an entire mountain of gold ore which- rises southeast of the town to a height of 600 feet above the level of the Chestatee river.. t : Many years sgo the late Dr. M. F. Stephenson, who was known to the older citl-xens of Georgia as a skillful miner, metallurgist, and geologist (and assayer in the United States mint,-- then, in operation in-Dahlonega. within a few hundred yards of Crown mountain), was in the habit of pointing out this beautiful bill to his neighbors and strangers. and declaring it to be "the very backbone of the gold region of Georgia." Believed la Heme State. ' When - the California excitement broke loose in '43 and '50 this eminent man would mix with the emigrants who assembled on the town square and beseech them not to go away and leave richer "dlgglns" behind than they would find in California. Pointing his long, bony finger toward Crown mountain, he would say: "Stay here, boys-There's millions In it." : They carried the refrain' with them to far-away California, where it was taken up by others, and where Mr. Clemens (Mark Twain) in bis famous character of Mulberry Sellers, bas given the expression a worldwide reputation. This is probably an Interesting bit of history to many, tracing back to Georgia and to the Georgia gold fields Mark Twain's famous character and bis expression. In attempting a description of modern gold- t mining practice, as is being conducted at the present time at Dahlonega. it , would per- baps be appropriate to gifv-o some account . of the immense operations being carried on toward completion by the! Crown Mountain Mininir eomnany. as nas pren reiaiea above. it has been know n for years that the hill con tained vast quantities oi Kf-ia-Dcancgsapro- j l lite or soft, decomposed rock, but tho gTeat ' .i . . . K .n inn if I h mountain In order to wash down this soft rock or ssprollte Into flumes and thereby recover the gold. Some years ago water was forced np on the mountain by means of a steam pump and quan title of the dirt washed, but tb'a method was entirely too expensive and troublesome and was abandoned. This dlfflculiy bas now been overcome by the genius; of General A. J. Warner of Ohio, the president of the Crown Mountain company, who bas been engaged in engineering operations most of bis life. He secured, some twelve miles north of Dahlonega. one of the finest water powers in the South. So unusual were the natural advantages that It was only necessary to construct a canal for a distance of two miles to secure a fall of ninety-seven feet and furnishing about 1.500 horse-power. " At the end of the canal thisgreat quantity of water, ia -suddenly -allowed" to descend through a huge wooden tube banded with iron hoops into a turbine water wheel of 700 horsepower. Connected, directly to the wheel is a 500-kllowatt 1 dynamo, which generates a three-phase current of 450 volts' pressure, the current being transformed or stepped up to 12.000 volts, and at this high pressure is deliver-! to the three copper wires on the pole line and sent to Crown mountain at Dahlonega, twelve miles away. There "It is again transformed, this time being stepped, down to 450 volts, at which pressure it will be used lii running all the machinery, pumps, air compressors, etc., at the mines. ' ' - . . Near the base of Crown mountain is situated the company's mill of fifty stamp, the flume lines from the mountain discharging the ore to the crushers and thence to the stamp, where it Is ground up finely and flows in a stream of water over the quicksilver water copper plates, and then on to the concentrating tables. This method that will be used will cave nearly all the gold contained In the caproiite and quarts ores, as the hy-draulio giants wash the dirt into the flumes, down which it finds its way by the force cf the swiftly flowing water into the mill, where the remaining gold that did not stop in ihe flume is extracted by the stamp mill. . This, it will readily be seen, is a most economical method of handling and extracting the free gold. : - In fact, all the methods and operations of the company have been conducted on a conservative and economical basis, and cannot but bring success. ' When the water Is put on the mountain and the giant .nozzles begin to play on the ore bank it will be a great slgljt to be present and watch the "clean-up" from the flumes, for there will be uncovered such quantities of the glittering yellow grains that even the most enthusiastic will bo astounded, saying cotbing of 'the Preacher-chute, where a person can go down underground now and by tho light of a candle ee the yellow metal in the vein at least ten feet distant .in large quantities.:' , i Chicago Men Interested. This a new company capitalized at .$2,500,-000. composed of capitalists residing in St. Louie and Chicago, with C. W.. Freeman, president, St. Louis, and R- 8.' Dimey. vice president. Chicago. The principal office of the company is Aureria, Ga. - The property being operated by this company is known as the "Brier Patch," situated about fous miles from Dahlonega, adjoining the celebrated Berlow mine. ' For several months patt- placer, digging bas been going on at this . mine, - under the cupcrvision of the new company, with most excellent results. Recently a charter was granted it under the laws of Georgia, and preparations are now. being mac's to commence quietly mining on a very large scale. The biggest drawback at this mine heretofore was the scarcity of water, but all this trouble will be overcome now. Professor B. M. Hall of Atlanta has Just completed surveying a canal for the company which heads lir Daw-eon county and Is forty miles long. It is five feet at the bottom, eight at the top, and three feet at the lowea side, which will carry all the water necessary for the managers of the mine to operate It In any manner they see proper. . Two large boilers have Just been put into position. and steam drills are now in operation. A- shaft bas already reached a depth; or 50 feet, from which some eplindld ore has already been taken. Placer diggings have been' going on at this mine for many years, but the gold has not all been "dug" yet. The "Brier Patch" property. was owned by Howell & Miller of Aureria, Ga.. until a few months ago, "Who made thousands and. thousands of pennyweights of tho yellow metal while it was in their possession, on- of their biggest clean-np being 486 pennyweights from a pit measuring 15x30 fctU Calhoun a Fimon Mlae. ' The Calhoun is the familiar name of another valuable mine in Lumpkin county not far from where the gentlemen from St. Louis and Chicago are operating. It is owned and operated by Mr. Wharton of Spokane, Wash. The Calhoun comprises a large body of rich mineral land, being one of the best in the gold belt of this section. Jta present owner bas been in possession of it only a f ow years, but has taken out thousands and thousands of pennyweights of the yellow metal from its rich depository. . This valuable property formerly belonged to N. G. A. college at. this place, being donated to this institution by a Northern gentleman who bad grown too old to spend longer time in working gold mines, and who died shortly after making the gift. - . While this property was in the possession of the college lis trustees leased it to John Huff, the newly elected ordinary of this county, and Jacob Loggins, two miners of long experience, who, a short while before it changed bands and became the property of Mr. Wharton; made fifty pennyweights of gold in three days, taking out - 300 pennyweights on Thanksgiving day in the year '9. Some cf the nuggets ' from, this clear-up weighed twenty pennyweights, the largest balancing the scales at thirty. This caused much excitement, and the news spread like wildfire. and In the course of a short while, as before stated, the property was purchased by its present owner, who has been working klccker diggings almost continuously ever since, with most excellent results. - For some time past Mr. Robert Poston has been at work at a certain place on this property under lease, following a vein underlying a depth of - from eighty to ninety feet, and has been averaging . about forty pennyweights - of . gold - every week with tho use of a small nand mortar, which la a very slow process of mining, but nevertheless the vein is rich and it pays handsomely to operate it in -this manner. Mr. Wharton's superintendent bas been making most excellent-clean-ups. that of November being mere than 1,000 pennyweights, and some of the nuggets discovered weighed as much as nine pennyweights. : ' ' Deepest Shaft-1 Georgia. : Further ' on ' within a - short distance of Aureria Is the Bets mine which Is the property of John F. Bets of Philadelphia. Pa. This Is onexf the deepest worked mines in Lumpkin county.. The shaft and incline from where it Is entered are 484 feet to the oottum. where the ore la being taken out. The ore Is splendid. The superintendent Informed me that a run of thirty hours last week on ore alone taken' from this shaft realized the owner 64S pennyweights of pure gold, requiring only six bands to-do the entire -work-Turkey Hill , mine-is owned ty Mr.-F. S. Peckard. formerly of St urges. Mich. For some time past the owner has been engaged in developing work on this property, having opened up many valuable veins, some of them very-large, and became so well pleased with the bright prospects that he recently loft his native home in Michigan and is now located in Turkey Hill, and is a citizen of Lumpkin county. - ''-;' Mr. Ashley of Toledo, Ohjo."' is here now making preparations to begin the erection of two more dredge boats' ss fast as possible, one to be placed in the Zehoole creek below the celebrated Findley mine and the other in the Chestatee river, which, will be located right in the' center of thej?old belt and will catch up all the lost gold from the mills that have been in operation .for years, saying nothing of the large amount of gold which is washed in the btd of the streams from the rich gold-bearing deposit's on either side. Mr. Ashley thinks that he haa a process by which be can save the black sand containing much gold lost by former dredge boats. There are many other valuable gold -mining itroperties in this county which I could mention; but for fear that some of the readers of the Journal may jxow weary ard become tired of reading mineral news I wilj drop the subject for the present. I am not directly or indirectly Interested in any of the mines mentioned nor in any others. I am only an bumble country editor, making it a point to give the news as it occurs in every instance, wishing all the mining investors, matters not where they live or come from, success in every judicial undertaking, .... flirj0isoEJQiiua8.il If Jacob S. Rogers Is not the richest man n tne state of New Jersey and probably v "ne at ,e"1 Ihe most suacessfnl of the prominent citizens of the state in keeping his affairs to himself. Mr. Rogers has recently been in the public eye far more than be usually u, because be shut down the Rogers locomotive 'works, which bad been turning out good locomotives ever since the machines were tullt in this country, v Jacob S. Rogers is great at minding bis own. business. Some folks say be Is worth $80.-000.000. Others say that be is worth only $7,000,000. Inasmuch as Mr. Rogers does not recognize the legitimacy of the public turt-oslty In the matter, he has not yet told which figure is the more nearly right. He has never appeared to be greatly concerned as to any of Paterson's deductions. He ' bas never taken any pains to get public attention, and if he chose to do a thing that would cause public comment he has never let a little thing like public comment hinder him. Be has stuff od deer -on his front veranda,- and stuffed swans. on his front steps, and a back yard full of live deer. ' ..- Thomas Rogers, the father of Jacob S. Rogers, went to Paterson in 1814.. He had just been discharged from the United States. army, in which he had. fought through the, war of 1812. For a time he earned his living ti t carpenter. Tradition says that he was a good carpenter, but . that a , desire to be paid well for his work kept him from Teat popularity In the village. With a caplial of $50 he started - a machine . shop.- Twenty years later the first steam locomotives were brought to thid country from Europe. Tbe machine shop was then-running under the firm name of Rogers. Ketcham A Grosvenor. Roarers First Lo cone tlve. One of their men said he could: build a locomotive. A purchaser was found, and the engine was built. - It was called the Sandusky. The railroad that ordered the engine would not take it. and tbe machine -was sold to tbe Madison River-and Lake Erie railroad. The roadbed had not been laid at the time of the sale, and so the road was built to fit the engine. ' -:''., In 1S56 Thomas Rogers died. . By that time the works were making locomotives as fast as machinery could turn, them out. They were good locomotives, and they bad-a character of their own, '.so that there came to be known among railroad men a quality known as the Rogers style. It did. not refer to the mechanical peculiarities of the . machines, but to the way In which they were finished and the reneral. clean-cut lines which gave them a dandified appearance among the rather clumsy products of other works.. ' ; After Thomas -Rogers death the style of the business was changed to the Rogers locomotive and machine works. Jacob S. Rogers was made president.of the-operating.com pany. In the war years the company made money at a rate that started the present stories about JacobS. Rogers' eighty-million dollar fortune. In 1860 . the company made ninety locomotives in one year. . Since then its . capacity bas risen to one locomotive a day. ; .". " ' "- ' - . ; ' The factory has always made money. Its situation waa disadvantageous geographically. The works were at a-distance from the nearest railroad tracks, those of the Erie. Each finished locomotive had to be pushed and hauled out through Market street to the Erie tracks. Thla was Inconvenient and expensive. Other concerns in the neighborhood movei their plants to more convenient situations. Tte Rogers works, with a conssrv-atlsm characteristic of the head of the concern, stayed where they were. They were making enough money, and Mr. Rogers saw-no reason to believe that it would be profit able to try to mak more money by groins; somewhere else. Oldest Cltiseaa Shocked. . So the leisure classes of Paterson's factory district continued for year after year to be entertained and Instructed by the sight of the Rogers locomotives crawling slowly down. Market street, and- censured Mr. Rogers severely because be-did not adopt their views. Ten thousand persons. It was estimated, depended on the shops for their support when they were running at full capacity.. - In a burs of confidence Mr. Rpgers once told a man who waa-.talking about buying tha works that there was a profit of about $1,000 or $1,500 on each engine turned out. Paterson went to figuring. and decided that, the profits on the 5,643 . locomotive engines the factory had made must have amounted to about $8,000,000. Hence, the lowest estimate that bas been made of his fortune. Ten years ago Mr. Rogers retired from, active participation In the management of tho works. R. . S. Hughes, who bad been closely associated with. Mr. Rogers since they went into the works together as youngsters Hughes as an office boy and Rogers as a prospective owner took complete charge. Last summer Mr. Hughes died. No one had been trained up to take his place In the management of the works. No one had been trained into Mr. Rogers' confidence to such an extent that Mr. Rogers would trust blci with the management of the works. Mr. Rogers let it be known -that he was going to close the works ss soon as" the unfilled orders were completed. - At first Paterson hardly believed him. Then, as tbe work gradually decreased and as one rang of men after another was released from employment, tt was realized that Mr. Rogers meant exactly what ha said. Meetings of prominent citizens were held. It was urged that Mr. Rogers should be told that the city did not want the works closed. He beard. the message and an swered that be guessed be owned tbe works. He was then asked if be would sell the works. Now. that was a request that made Mr. Rogers rather uneasy. He never sold anything but locomotives and butter in bis lire, so far as bis fellow citizens know. He did not want to sell the locomotive works; but the citizens were very urgent. .. One of Mr. Rogers' few intimate iriends was persuaded to lay the matter before him, and the old gentleman said that he would think it over. , . . Would Sell the Works. : After due reflection he announced that he would sell the works, but only on his own terms. These were that a board of appraisers should be appointed, one to be. named by himself, another by the intended purchaser, and a third either by both parties to the transaction or by the two appraisers already selected. Then the purchaser was to put up a bond of $200,000 to accept tho factory at the appraisers valuation. - "I don't want any more for the factory than It Is worth." said Mr. Rogers to the committee.: "I don't want any less. You ou;nt not to expect to-get It for less. Under the circumstances you ought to be willing to put up a proper guaranty that you mean business." .''' : r " - It was all In vain that the citizens and his friends appealed to Mm to see that no business could be dono on any such basis. Those were his terms, he said; when they were ready to talk business be was. There were negotiations that lasted nearly half a year. There are rumors now that Mn Rogers has relentMt and that he has seen-hls way to making some other arrangement than that h flrat suggested. ' " - " ' Of course Paterson has been in a ferment over Mr. Rogers' affairs ever since the negotiations have been pending. All the old v,.h wrn told about Mr. Rogers and his. doings were raked over. , Some or them bear the unmistakable stamp of being the product of long-Ii ved gossip. - One of the Paterson stories about Mr. Rogers Is that his home Is a veritable rats nest of disorder and raggednw.-- This report may have developed out Of the pique of the neighbors who have not been invited into bis bouse., jtmay be the child of a fancy fed on the spectacle of the stuffed deer and the stuffed swans on the doorsteps. But at anv rate It is not In accordance with the facts. Mr. Rogers' , home, dingy and loosely, built as it mav seem to be on the outside. , is as comfortable a place as an old bachelor could bare for hia declining days So far is be from being afraid -to let anybody, see what tho Inside of his house is like that he is constantly entertaining in the most, liberal fashion. . . Particular Aooat His Lawns. - An agedl housekeeper Is in charge'et tho. house-. The lawns are neatly kept and tbe walks are- always swepi u wr it reason' this work la neglected the neighbor- I hood is apt to have the treat of seeing Mr. Rogers -marching tip-and-down the-yard wkh nrnn ULlilh the housekeeper, pointing out with his stlclc every, particular bit of paper, that baa at tract bis attention and telling her In tones that reach the street-what be thinks of the state -of -affair. - He makes animated gestures, and is very emphatic with them. Another story seta him down as a woman hater.' It Is said of him that be will never go to -a place where he is likely to meet a. woman. The only foundation, this yarn baa is that Mr. Rogers is a bachelor. Another complaint Paterson has made about Mr. Rogers is that in years gone by. when public subscription papers have been circulated, UK. Rogers bas declined to have anything to do with them. t "What -do you want r be said once to a woman who came to hint with a paper "for a, Money,- lots of money," .replied - the woman, vivaciously. What did you come to me for?" be asked. "Because I knew yon bad such lots of money, Mr. Rogers," said the young woman, "that I thought you could spare a little of it." -Oh.: you did," exclaimed Mr. Rogers. "Then why did yon say you were going to seo Old Man Rogers today, but yoo knew It wouldn't-do any good I wouldn't for the , world disappoint a lady.' Good afternoon." Mr. Rogers owns a great deal of land about hia bouse. When It first came into his possession it waa all open fleldn. Now Paterson baa built up all around him. There are acres and. acres of green pasture, therefore, all about, him. Tbe land Is tremendously more valuable than -it was when it came to him. He has been "urged to sell or build, or do something. . He says he is very well satisfied with things aa 'they arc. , He does not want tovS-H.' , . ' Railroad ea His La ad. . ' The Svsquehacna railroad put its tracks right through .the middle of Mr. Rogers' vacant' tots a few year agOt He was very much put out. about the matter.- But the road had -tho law. on .-its side, and he could not stop it. He seemed to be afraid that the trains would annoy, his deer. - : There are about-'fifty-" deer. They are housed in -a barn behind his bouse. -The lot on-which his house is built covers about half a city block.- The rear half of it Is altogether occupied -by the deer park. The deer have plenty of room to run around in a number of irclosurca. They multiply - quite rapidly. When the yard becomes overcrowded' he seeds them off.-' He has sent some of them to . Germany. He always gets a good round price for his deer. ' When one of them dies It is credibly related that he has it stuffed and adds it - to the picturesque collection oa his veranda. - Certainly be has followed this course with no small number of them. '- Mr. Rogers is a fin- Judge of horseflesh. He. enjoys the1 use of a thoroughbred very keenly. One of his favorite forma of recreation is to be driven from his Paterson house to- bis. farm at Pompion. - The stock farm-covers hundreds on hundreds of acres. There - -Mr. Rogers has blooded cattle and game preserves and be carries on the place with alt the scientific-ideas-which have been Intro- . duefd. into the -farming of wealthy men. Very, fine-hotter is produced at this farm. . Now,-usually when rich men make butter to sell they sell it under some 'romantic dairy came. Mr.- Rogers has never done "that. For years the only butter the best livers of Paterson thought of allowing on their tables was the Rogers butter. And the bills always came-in made, out To Jacob 8. Rogers, Tir. Fix tos.i butter at cent , .....$2.40 ' Of course it is necessary for a man of Mr. Rogers' property holdings to do business with a-good many people in Paterson. But most of those who have business with bim. have been inspired with such a thoroughgoing awe of him that they are afraid to ga near, hist, .It has come to be a tradition in . Paterson that there is only one man in all the town who can get along with him in a business discussion. That man is Colonel William Barbour. It is even said of Colonel Barbour - that be bas more than once per ' suaded Mr. Rogers to sell things- - In th negotiations for the sale of the. -loco motive worxs. .woionet earoour sas-een called 1 upon again and again. , V f' - 1 J Clx,ReporterL?a.ti-WTiL J - The . worklnn of Mr. Snmn'. mtnif'cntrtd'" a opt have been better illustrated tpaa in these very -negotiations, one of tne 1 Paterson. newspapers sent a young woman "reporter'. to see bim. r. The same newspaper bad pre-, vidusly sent a man reporter who had achieved the mighty feat of talking .to Mr., Rogers. but' who had obtained no more information, than, the -'statement that "the-works might close Dec 1. and then again they might cloee Jan- 28." - When the young woman went to see bim Mr. Rogers came out on the front porch and closed the door behind him. - "What can I do for you?' he asked. Sh said that he .could talk to ber. It he would, about the locomotive works. ,-. -'"Oh. well, -now," she reported Mr.' Rogers as saying, "whenever I want to find out any-thing about the locomotive works I read ' the newspapers. They know a whole Jot : more about my business than I know or ever expect' to-know. Where do you suppose those newspaper people get so much lntor--mation T Out of their beads. But of course they have to fill their papers np with something." : - - - . . . "Why don't you sell the works V the youns woman asked. , ; "How can IV answered her victim. "Nobody will buy ' them." - Then, after a little more talk, he said: "I haven't been offered anything for the works. Have you got any -money you'd like to offer tor them V - The young .woman said she had 15 cents about her. - "Well." said Mr. Rogers, "thafs the biggest effer I've had yet." ' ' . - She asked bim whether be bad heard that the works were to be closed the next week; He laughed' at her and said he had heard -lots of things. "If I lived here," he explained dryly. "I'd know more about things. I have a house here and a house at Tompton Lakes, but I live in New York city." - So the Interview ran on in a way that show- . ed that the girl's spirit in coming to the door . of the terror of Paterson rather pleased him.' He told her that it wasn't true that he did not believe in public charities. - He said that he believed "In everything, good, bad and indifferent." ... He said -be wished , tbe people who said that be was worth $7,000,000 would find tbe money and point it out to him-- He never saw It. be said. t . . LITTLETMISS PEARY. Bora Farther Tt'orth Ikia Xnr Other White Child la the World. , - Little Marie Aknighito Peary, daughter of ? the famous explorer, was born farther north , S than any other white child in the world, during one of her father's expeditions to find the pole. Her birthday occurred on Sept. 12. 1R93.-at Anniversary Lodge, then Lieutenant Peary's headquarters in Northern - Green land. '.'. . . . ' Twlce'since Marie has visited the country of-her birth, once in the summer of 1837 ' . and once again this year. It was on July 0 last that Marie and her mother sailed from St. -John's. N. f-. on the stanch ship, the Windward.- to Join Lieutenant Peary In, the frozen North. ' - . '- ;: .''.-' , But1 it. Is principally with her visit in 1S$7 that these-tew lines are concerned.;-Her arrival was the signal of a great celebration among, the Eskimos. , who had not seen her since ehe was 11 months old. - - ." . An Eskimo named Kethu was tbe nrst to-. reach the ship, and his delight was un bounded. when tho nurse held up little Marie in -ber arms. - He recognized . the child at onre. notwithstanding the change that a few years had, made in her appearance, and he danced about her so vigorously in his excess -of delight and kept up such a succession of -shouts , that Marie at first was somewhat alarmed.- Bat-perhaps memories, long forgotten, .came -.back .to her and soothed her fear. . . ; ... " . ' - " '- . Keahu was quickly followed by all the Inhabitants of Cape York. -who were able to Jump along the ice.- and they gathered in a ring around Marie., their faces shining with . pleasureand all ejaculating in chorus: "Na, na. nana, nana!" which is an Eskimo greeting of. .welcome' and expreaalve of greatt delight. Ledger Monthly.' : . . - t Chlcsaro' Haa tadergoes an Operation. " George. Robertson, city passenger agent of the- Wabash railway, is at St-Joseph's hospital. Milwaukee, suffering from a serious affliction of fhe ryes. He was operated upon by Dr. Schneider last Monday., and under his oHcrs will remain at the hospital four weens.'. --. -- - - - ' -. ---- - ; - . 1 Y 1

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