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AROUND THE WORLD.
Ghastly Sclge of Lucknow Graphically
TWO THOUSAND SEPOYS
By the Highlanders and Lowlunders of Scotland Itla'd Discipline the Only
Safeguard to British Supremacy Eulogy on California round
In Central llludustnn,
Lucknow, India, Jan. 23, 1903. I was shocked ns I thought of what
Desiring; to avoid the backsheesh ex- those 497 woinuii mid children must
tractors at Hie hotel at Hcnarcs, I took have endured during the 146 days of
carriago quite unexpectedly to them, scIrc. Hidden nwny in the dark, bav
hut those horsos, doubtless trained for tug little ventilation and Icsb light, with
the purpose, balked at the hotel door cannon booming, dropping shells into
and left me at the mercy of the crow, their midst, niusketiy rattling against
composed of begging omployeus rang- the walls, the cries of the wounded and
ing in position all the way from the moans of the dying all must have
grand providers of the toothpicks down combined to make death preferable to
to the imperial pancake tumors. Not living. Many a time had I read Ten
willing to bo outdone by u balking team, nyson'a "Defence of Lucknow" but it
I Bprang into another carriage and was now has ten-fold more meaning to me
off for the depot, My next stop was than ever before,
at Lucknow, a city of 300,000, situated "Hanncrof England, not for a season,
187 miles from Hcnarcs. Lucknow is O banner of Uritain, hast thou
the fourth city of India, being surpassed Floated in conquering battle or flapt to
only by Calcutta, Madras and Bombay. ' the battle cry;
It is the capital of the province and is Never with mightier glory than when
noted for the splendor of its palace, we had reared thee on high
built as a relief work during the famine Flying at top of the roofs in the ghastly
of 1780, costing S5)Ooo,ooo. The siege of Lucknow
British have a first-class garrison here Shot thro' the staff or halyard, but
consisting of two regiments of infantry, ever we raised thee anew, ,
one of cavalry, two batteries of artil- And ever upon the topmost roof our
lcry, one native infantry regiment and
one of native cavalry.
Wiiting of Lucknow, Rudyard Kip
ling said: "There is no city, except
Hombay the queen of all, more beauti
ful in her garish stylo than Lucknow,
whether you sec her from the bridge
ovor the river, or from the top of the
Inmmbora looking down on tho gilt
umbrellas of the Chuttcr Muzil and the
trees in which the town is bedded.
Kings have adorned her with fantastic
buildings, endowed her with charities,
crammed her with pensioners, and
drenched her with blood. Sho is the
center of all idleness, intrigue and
Probably no other event in Indian
history is more noteworthy than tho
memorable siege of Lucknow. Early
in 1857 discontent spread throughout
India. The natives unwisely objected
to the spread of education and tho in
troduction of of railways and tho tele
graph. Disgruntled people went from
regiment to regiment endeavoring to
persuade tho Sepoy troops to nnmtiny.
A new kind of rifle was issued (o the
troops in place of tho old and for those
rifles greased cartridges were supplied.
The Sepoya were made to boliove that
these cartridges woro issued for the
purpose of abolishing iheir caste,
and also as a direct slap at tho Moham
medans who regard pork as food for
the devils only. Many regiments re
fused to accept the greased catridges
and tho British authorties then recalled
tho order, but it was too late. The fire
had started and no amount of persua
sion could extinguish it without blood
shed. The British had 200,000 Sepoya in
the army and only a few home troops
as all that could be spared had been
used in the Crimean war and had not
returned to their stations. Sir Henry
Lawrence was in command of tho
British garrison at Lucknow. Fearing
that the mutiny might reach Lucknow,
he purchased provisions for a siege
and stored them away in tlu Residency.
His wisdom was in evidence tor on July
4, 1857, the Residency was beseiged
and Lawrence was killed by a shell
from the batteries of the Sepoys plant
ed in front of his headquarters. The
mutineers to the number of 50,000 ap
peared on the scene on June 30th but
did not begin the work of destruction
till July 2.
Within the Residency were 2633
persons of whom only 730 were Euro
pean soldiers, 479 wore loyal native
soldiers, 237 wore women, 2G0 children
and about 800 natives. Of this number
less than half, including sick and
wounded, were left to tell the awful
tale of suffering endured during the
14G days of soige. In company .villi
the Rev. D. L. Thoburn, who has spent
mauy years in Lucknow, I visited the
Residency and various points of in
terest connected with the soige of
Lucknow. The Residoucy, once a
palatial structure, is now in ruins; its
roof gone; its walls covered with the
marks of pounding cannon. The hoiue
top is pointed out which "Bobs," now
known as the hero of the British in
South Africa, climbed as Lioutenant
Roberts to signal his arrival with rein
forcements. A walled garden is visited
where 2,000 Sepoys were shot and
bayoneted to a man by the Highlanders
and Lowlanders of Scotland maddened
by the cruelty of the Sopoys in murder
ing innoccut women ard children.
A I t'eeren-'o'l the stor at the
Residency to visit the umioi;iouti(i
rooms where the Europuun women and I
childion were packed away foi safety , I
DA YUnlZ ICU
banner of England blew."
A glimpse of tho untold suffering of
the soige may be caught from the fol
"Heat like the mouth of hell, or a
deluge of cataract skic3,
Stench of old offal decaying, and in
finite torment of flics,
Thoughts of the breezes of May blow
ing over an English field,
Cholera, scurvey and fever, the wound
that would not be healed,
Lapping away the limb by the pitiful,
Torture and trouble in vain, for it
never could save a life
Valor of delicate women who tended
the hospital bed,
Horror of women in travail among the
dying and dead,
Grief of our perishing children, and
never a moment for grief,
Toil and ineffable weariness, faltering
hopes of relief,
Ilavelock baffled, or beaten, or butch
ered for all that we knew,
Then day and night, day and night,
coming down on the still shattcrd
Millions of nunket balls, thousands of
But ever upon the lupmobt roof our
banner of England blew."
A few survivors of that siege having
been retired on account if years of
active service, iciisionersof the British
empire, prefer to live here and act as
guides to show visitois the points of in
terest. Some return to England to
spond their last days, but becoming
tired of a northern clime, hasten back
to India where they sacrificed wliuie
they are more at home. When I men
tioned to British officers that some of
their treatment of tho natives is harsh,
too severe, they invariably suggest that
rigid discipline is the only safeguard
to any government whatever. While
there- is ample ground for criticising
British management and rule in India,
I am ready to compliment the Briton
for what he has done for India and to
hurrah for the Union Jack whenever I
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! sec it floating At a masthead though my
love for the stars and stripes is not
lessened. When I see wrongs that
need to bo righted; practices that ought
to bo abolished; a thousand and one
tilings that need to be adjusted when
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foitli to correct them, I am reminded
that this is a great undertaking, the
management of these multitudinous
millions, Their wrong ideas and prac
tices wore tooted nnd grounded cen
turies before England was born. Cen
turies of error cannot be overcome in
The mission woi'k in Lucknow is ad
vancing by leaps and bounds. Pub
lishing houses, churches, colleges,
famine relief works, shops and tcchnic
schools are working wonders, whose
splendid results point to the salvation
of India, and happy ought ho be who
has n part in this work by labor be
stowed or by assisting in sustaining
thoso on the field. If I were writing
for a denominational paper, columns
would be written on the work done by
The missionaries are a bravo lot of
people. Always in danger, they are
fearless. In America I have heard
people say, "They do not want them
in mission lands." I now rise to ask
who are meant by that indefinite
Because a people rise as did certain
Chinese and kill a number of mission
aries, some one hurries to the conclu
sion that the gospel bearers arc not
wanted. In America one might just
as safely say that no police are wanted
in any city because a few policemen
and marshals arc killed every year in
America. Yes, a dozen have been
known to be killed in one day. Why
not pull down all the churches in
America and put the ministers back in
to the profession from which they
came where many of them received a
larger salary why not do this because
some ministers have been killed for
telling the truth? I am convinced that
that celebrated European scholar told
the truth when he-said; "The world's
grcr'ctt air.1, best men aro her mission
aiLa." About Hcnarcs and Luckno.v camels
are in abundance. They are used as
a means of transpoitation instead of
street cars. 1 am informed that they
travel seventy to eighty miles per day
and can travel fifteen days and require
only one drink of water. If a man has
produce to bring to the city, he trans
ports it upon the back of his camel or
611 carts. Importers of goods from
California have a unique way of adver
tising their goods. Along with certain
advertising data on tho back of a hotel
menu card I noticed the following con
"In this far distant western paradise,
the scenery is picturesque and grand,
and there is probably no country in tho
world to compare to it."
E. C. Horn.
For Salk Ffteen head of two-year-old
colts; also one Shire stallion, six years old,
and one Norman stallion nine years old.
Will sell this stock right. E. Muun
Cnttlc lor Sulc.
I have the following stock for sale one
half mile south of Alliance: Cows and
calves, mixed yearlings and two-year-olds.
'Phope 78. L. II. Highland.
For screen doors and windows call on
Geo. G. Gadsby.
Piano Voting Contest.
The result of the count of votes on
Thursday, May 29, 1903, is given below,
A ticket on this splendid $400 Kingsbury
piano will bo given with every twenty-five
cent purchase at the following places:
The Famous Clothing House.
Acheson & Joder, hardware.
Lockwood & Co., furniture.
W. M. Whitfield, groceries.
KeelerA Smith, Checkered Front Livery.
Clouglnt Collins, harness and saddlery.
M. A. Standen, Palace Market.
Zbindcn Bros., flour and feed.
Alliance Grocery Co.
Bogue's Dry Goods Store
Holsten's Drug Store.
The Alliance Herald.
The place to deposit all votes is Hol
sten's drug store. Contest closes July 3.
Mabel Ltiylon UG89
First Presbyterian church (WOO
lloyul niehlumlors 5323
B.of It. T. (Brotherhood of H.K. Truln-
mon) -.... 871)0
Huptlst church S0:5
M1& Minnie Morris 1375
MlnsBuslo I'ruzlur 1213
M. K. church 753
Catholic church i 3S
O. It. a (Order of It. Condolors) Lt)7
Modern Woodmen 1G7
Odd Fellows , m
Episcopal church 5
Ml.ss Inez Heck 83
R. S. Sours, photographer, opposite the
Charters hotel. Finest workin the city.
-Proofs shown and satisfaction guaranteed.
Tor Snle at a Bargain.
A Sharpies cream separator, 300 pounds
capacity per hour; a Daisy power, never
been used; 20-gallon barrel churn and a
butter worker. All in first class condition,
practically good as new.
M. A. Siiav, Alliance.
Cattle to summkr 1 will take cattle
to pasture for the summer at my ranch
thrco miles west of Malinda. Plenty of
good range and water and cattle will be
salted regularly. Terms, Si. 25 per head
from May 1, to November 1. Jos. Nerup,
J. R. Taggart, D. V. S. I am prepared
to treat any and all diseases known to the
horse or cow. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Leave orders at Weitz's or Spry's livery
I will sell at public auction on Monday,
June 1, at my old farm eight miles north
east of Ilemingford and seven miles south
west of Dunlap, the following described
goods and chattels', 63 head of cattle of all
kinds and ages, j head of horses, one lum
ber wagon, one top buggy nearly new,
household goods and other things to num
erous to mention.
Sale will begin at o.jo a.m.
Free lunch at noon.
If weather is unfavorable sale will be
postponed until following day. Any time
up to six months allowed wjth 10 per cent,
bankable paper. No discount for cash.
All sums under Sio, cash,
Ww. FosKkt, Auctioneer.
K. L. Pibrctc. Clerk
Empire hand cream separator, never
been used, 4O0 pounds capacity, at my
residence, three blocks west of court house.
VV. E. Spencer.
Uids for Uos nl Wanted.
Bids for running n dining hall in con
nection with the Alliance Junior normal
will be received until May i, lOoj, at
0 p. m., board to be furnished for ten
weeks, beginning June Sth for from seventy-five
to one I and red persons. The
committee furnishes rooms, tables, chairs,
range and water supply.
The committee reserves the right to
reject any or all bids. V, V. Norton,
Chairman of Committee.
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. . Souvenirs .
Repairing in all its . Hail orders promptly
Branches -t "" attended to.-
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Jeweler and Optician. (
I! F. J. Brennan & Co....
I a iime 1 Amues.
I Paints, Oils and Wall Paper.
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I have purchased the paint
psho of Albert Johnson and
am prepared to do all kinds of
People, if you have furni
ture you want fixed I will call
and get it. I also do painting
and paper hanging, graining
and first class sign work. All
work of the best and satisfac
W. H. Zelirung.
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