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CAPITAL OPT COUKllfiR, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8. 1892
I1BRASKA CONSERVATORY of
Academic School for Girls,
MmIc, Art, Elocution,
Literature, and Languages,
TMwfel by a Fnoiilly of Hlxtren Instructor.
Knch Teacher an
ARTIST AND SPECIALIST.
Tfcs only Conservatory west of llonlon own
M IU own tmllillni Hint furnishings. A re-
limn for lnilv luilimt'. T
to 1) 00 nrr term ol 10 wi uk.
1 union iium
ror uniniogun nnn leneriii iiuurma.io
O. a HOW KM,, Director.
lln lit ureal ox
peine rilii(-tl lil
uitli ii new Hnlli'
ntyrr, direct trout I notion, mill Is ihiw better
tirrpitrvil tliHiiever to do lino work, fioin 11
locket up to life sire. Open from IOii lit. In I
Studio, iai4 O street.
American i Exchange
I). O. Wins.
Lincoln, : Nebraska
John II. Wright. Pre. T. K. Hunders, V.P.
J. II. Mil'lny, fusilier.
P K Johnson, DPI mi. Tim Ooehrnli. K
HHIier, T W l.nwcry, W I l))tnii
General Itnnkln Huslness TratiKnctcil
Collection 11 Specialty.
DR. T. O'CONNOR,
(BucccMor to Dr. Charles Hunrlno )
Cures Cancers Tumors
Wens and Khtulns without 'he use of Knle
Chloroform or Ether.
Office ).CW O Strert-Owvn block.
Ladies' and Children's
air Catting and Shampooing
a Specialty ,
SAM, W EST ERFI ELD'S
BURR f BLOCK.
Santa Fe Route 1
itcllsonjopekai Santa MR
TawPopalar Route to the !T,),tllv'.
Through Pullman atj tourist
WE K?niJ! City an.d. SAN niEGO.
LOS ANGELES, and SAN FRAN
CISCO. Short Line Kates to
Double Daily Train Service Between
City and PUEHLO, COLORADO
SPRINGS, and DENVER. Short
Line to SALT LAKE CITY.
The Direct Texas Route
aM Trains Between Kansas City and
Galveston. The Short Line Between
Kansas City and Gainesville, Ft.
Worth, Dallas, Austin, Temple,
San Antonio, Houston, and
all Principal Points
la Texas. -Tke
Only Line Running Through ths
OKLAHOMA COUNTRY. The
Only Direct Line to the Texas
Pan-Handle. For Maps and
Time Tables and Informa
tion Regarding Rate
and Routes Call on
' or AdJress
K. L. PALMER, Passenger Agent,
AN JNDLAN VJLLAdF
ST. HEGIS RESERVATION.
Order .M it 1 11 In 1 11 nl Without A.l.liinif
Court , Potlrn or t;iii.liitiU-lloi
luithum I.l, Yln-lr P.iitut Int-iils 11 n
AiiuiKiiiiriil A l'riiieroii'iiiiiniiuii
St. JlmiH, (jitobec, Oct. 0. A qitult i
old village, leading from a point of l.iii .
Itotweon tlto St. Lawrence nml Hi. Il
rivers, mill straggling thenci) uln ij; !'.
(ho St. Ilogls lunik for about lb" ill
timet) of it mile.
Tito Ikminoh of log or friitnt', In inw
nlnr lines, or, itioro irregular still, i
down without regard to any lino wliu
Some of tho houses lmvo font s In
front and somo lmvo nouo, Tim itiilu
street, lurgoly overgrown wltlt grass.
winds twintliiKly, giving ' odd olTeot.
A HT. HF.OI8 VIKW. ,
A most primitive and peculiar village
K in, with handsome women, boatitl
fully formed, liuslly weaving basket I
uisiito mo oieti doors, titeir uaru eye
gnzlng curiously as you iihhs hy; othet
women walklitK with clustio step nlonn
tho road, with dark colored lilntikets
draped with raro effect over tint head
and about the face, and enveloping al
most the entire tlgum in their folds; dniK
visau;od men hero and there, some wol;
Iiik Iu the Kitrdeus, others preparing
logs for being stripped into splints foi
Tho village is partly within Canadii
nml partly within the United States, hit',
no differeitco is in any way apparent.
No 0110 indeed can point out the exact
boundary, its or tho lino of iron tssts set
up to mark the division as agreed upon
by tho treaty of Washington some have
been destroyed, and one iu tho heart of
tho villagu has been willfully misplaced.
Somu 2,500 Indians there aro iu the
village and the Canadian and United
States reservations, of which tho village
is part, ami this number is about equally
divided between the two countries. Iu
neither reservation is there a court, a
policeman or a constable, yet uniformly
good order is maintained.
For tlto .United States portion there !
an annuity of $.1,000 or $0,000, and after
schools and roads aro paid for there i.i
loft somo two dollars per head not n
very great annual sum.
But tho Indians do not usually get
evou the two dollars, for the govern
ment hecs to it that all sorts of fees and
commissions and traveling expenses and
investigations aro paid for out of the
reservation fund, It is unfair to make
tho Indians pay for all this, because
what is due thelitis interest on the sum
for which they sold lauds to the govern
ment, and the money theroforo belongs
to them us a right and not a charity.
Basket making is the principal oc
cupation of the village, the men doing
tho first rough work and the women
and girls completing it. They become
ninrvolously expert, uud many of their
productions aro elaborato uud thor
oughly artistic. The making of hi
crosgp sticks is also quite an industry.
Fishing is tho occupation of quite a
number. Great eels uro caught and
splendid sturgeon, while even the fit.it
vanishing muskullunge is still from time
to time the prizo of the more fortunate.
Somo vegetnblo produce is raised with
in tho limits of tho villago itself, but in
winter all tho fences of this tract nro
burned up, leaving u tusk of fence build
ing for tho curly spring. Such nro tho
community ideas that if a man doesn't
euro to burn his fenco himself his neigh
bors quietly remove it and burn it for
him. Naturally enough, therefore, it is
seldom that there is such nn omission on
I tho owner's part.
In tho reservations outsido of tho vil
lago considerable funning is carried on,
and quito largo farms tire by somo fami
lies operated. .Money, tliougu, Is neces-
scurco, even among the most sue-
and so it is but few who can
afford expensive agricultural imple
' nients and farming machines.
I Still somo of the farms nro very cred
Iitable indeed. Especially is this the
caso on the "Glebe lands" on tho fur
titer side of tho St. Regis rivor a large
tract of laud, over n century ago grant-
ed to tho priests and cleared by them,
1 but which long since ceased to be theirs.
I Tho mission church stuuds prominent
I ly on tho point between tho two rivers,
I and Is u quaint old gothic structure of
I fitittia wttll II full B111tkWk inumn nuiwtln.l
. t , .... . ' .' t, .
take tlio place or nn earlier uud ruder
! Tho priest's homo, nlso built in the
lft8t century, stands close by a massive
. ' . ' "1U,
walls 3 to UK feet thick
All the expenses of tho mission are
borne by the Indians themselves, al
though money is scurco among them.
That tho town is what it is, is tho re
suit of the tireless and self do voted en
ergies pf its missionaries. Tho mission
wns begun over a century and a quarter
ago, and tlto continuous records of tho
church aro still bacredly preberved for
nil but a very few of the earliest years.
Old mid yellowed with ago uro the rec
ords, uud there is a quiet pathos iu read
lug entry after entry of 11 missionary:
then his last; then, in a strange hand,
the record of his death uud burial; uud
thou, continuing, the entries of his sue
cessor. The oldest page is dated the 2d
of February, 1702;
"1, the undersigned, have buptizod
with the ceremonies of the church a
girl, born two days befoie.of Mary Jane
Niikomi. r.n Abenaki, whom C10 god
motlitr named Margin et Thetese," and
the signature U simply "Gordau, J, S.,"
the Initials of the Society of Jesus.
Hero itinl tlieto iu various x)lnt
about tho reiniirkahly treeless town and
treeless mutinous nro lofty wooden
crosses, Intro and imposing, to which
solemn church processions nro made on
certain festival di-n, and one cross
standing on the summit of u low ttee
lens ridgo behind tho (own, stands out
In strikingly hold tellef.
The preaching is in tho Mohuwlt
tongue, ntiil the chi..li is always well
filled. Tho '.onttniinity is very rclt
glous, and ovm Pitch ustloiiotieguhtrlt
ntteiul sen leu do not fall to go to tin
lirst I'ommtiniou; to marry only und. t
3hure.li siinctloti; to call for tho pili
when dying, nml to with him to stun
over their grave.
Children, Instead of receiving tl
names of their imrents, nro given sou
new mimt) mid one which litis u iti-.n
ing, ns, for example: "Ho bus u ipm'
queer voice." "Ho carries llowers."
lieuullfnl night." "His face is us loiu
tut any others."
The homes are usually simply fit
lilshed. In some nro (iiitlnt, well kepi
old fashioned articles of furniture. 1)1."
forltig from tunny other Indian coin
inuuitles, they do not caro much f"
flowers, nor do they have any strlkit.
Iiatretl for weeds,
Tho moral staudaid Is higher than I
miiny other reservations which uro mm
in contact with the whites, and theit
nro not nearly so many cases of disomi
catthed by contact with white dopruvitj
There aro more deaths from lung ills
cases than from any other cause, an
tho nvcrngo duration of life is good
Many live to tho ago of eighty or ninoh
years. A pathetic- reminder of nuclei t
beliefs is the restlessness of tho sick ntn.
their impatient desire to be borne frou.
house to house, to remain for a time at
each, hoping thus to find the spot when
evil ititltience cannot reach them, urn.
no matter how ill they aro none will
tako medicine when the wind bluwf
from the eastl
Tho oldest man in the village is ovci
ninety uud very white a descendant ol
n white child captured by tho Indium
near Albany long ago, when tho French
ruled iu Camilla, and who grow to ma
lurity among them.
Many a foray did the St. Regis Iudiapt
iu times past make into tlto Atluntk
stutes. Originally of the Iroquois con
federation, uud for tho greuter part Mo
hawks, they took part, through being
Catholics, with tho French rather than,
as tlid most of the Iroquois, witlt the
English, ami no longer considered as
part of tho confederated tribes became
a now people and turned their rilles and
tomahawks uguiust their former broth
reu and iillies.
Anatakarias, "Destroyerof Villages"
such is their grim designation for the
president of tho United States, founded
on uuforgetablo memories of past wars,
past cruelties and past reprisals.
Tho St. Lawrence flows by tho reser
vation witli magnificent sweep and
splendid majesty, while forty miles dis
tant across level intervening plains ris
the deep blue Adirondncks solemnly ini
posing. RoilKllT SJIACKLKTUN, Jit.
THE ORIGINAL "YANKEE DOODLE."
IIiikIi .Mimlicr tlio Motliil for Wll-
lnl'H Ci'lebriUi'il PHlutliiK.
S pre I ul Correspomlcucn.
OliuillTON. O., Oct. 0. Thoiisnnds of
Americans are familiar with Artist Wil
lurd'H celebruted painting, "Yankee Doo
dlo," with its three Revolutionary vol
unteers with fife ami drum, culling out
the dofenders of American liberty.
When Artist Willard painted that pa
triotic picture ho took for his original
Revolutionary hero Hugh Mosher, the
famous fifer of tho Western Reserve.
Mr. Mosher paid tho last debt of nature
at his homo iu this villnge ut tho ripe I
ngo of seventy-threo years. His
funeral was attended by hundreds pf
old soldiers whom ho had delighted with
his fife, and to whom his death wns re
garded as Uttlo less than (.personal loss.
Mr. Mosher was u Isirn fifer, ns wero
his father and grandfather before him.
lie was a native of Ohio, and wns born
in Luke county in 1810. His grandfather
served iu tho Revolutionary war, his
father in tho wnr of 1812, and ho com
pleted tho family war record by nearly
two yours' service tu tho Union iiriuy
during tho civil wnr. Each of tho three
generations furnished a fifer iu the
armies of their country, uud tho grand
son refused to lay his fuvortto lustra-
, ment nside when peace wns restored,
t For years he had been a familiar figure
ut public celebrations, reunions, politi
cul gatherings uud county fairs through
out the Western Reserve, and had liter
ally fifed his way into the affections of
tho iwople of this part of tho country
It was ut otid of these gatherings
that tlio attention of Painter Willard
was drawn to Mr. Mosher, who was in
duced to serve us the model of the
For muiiy years Mr. Mosher did little
eUo thuu visit surrounding towns, iu re
sponse to urgent requests, undnoguther
lug of old soldiers could bo voted a
really successful and enjoyable one that
did not count among those present tin
venerublo old fifer of Brighton,
Fbkdbiuu K. Kinnry.
PROFESSOR WADKIN3 ADVERTISES,
Ami II Ii Oiitlnl Upon by HnTnn.1 Itral
1. ml Iiii.
When Wndklns lived in Thompson street
he iihi'd to hrag about IiIh nklll In white
washing and ealehululiig, particularly In
the shinies of blue. So they culled him
"professor." A week ago lie moved far
up tiitvi: to (VMl Weil One Hundred mid
1'litrty-fiTnl. nUtiV n..u .-uAi'. three rooms
for himself. .Mrs. Wallace, the. colored
housekeeper, looked liltn over Very dellh
"What's jo' nanii r" she finally asked.
"Professor Wailklns," was the giuvo
Heedless of Keorn, the professor soon es.
tnhllshed friendly relations with the house
keeper, and she agreed to keep his loom
In older. A tew days later theso friendly
relations were dissolved when he an
nounced his Intention of advertising for n
Tliu advertisement was subjected to re
vision and apieared on Sattiiday morning
Ilnusiki'iNr A liuly wishing to liecomu n
hotiM'kci'pcr for a f'elitleiniiii of kihmI tainlltiir,
apiOy after t o'clock p. in., Profivnor Wiul
kins. KID WestOno lliuulreit mnl Tlilrly-llict
Harry Mc.Miiniis, who works In One
Hundred and Thirty-first street, opposltu
tliu iiofessor's house, read the notlee that
morning. He could hardly believe his
eyes. He read It again and again, and even
went so far as crossing tho street to com
pare the Lumbers. Then he went into
Moouey'H stable ami said to the group that
"Say. fellers, get on t' this, Profes-or
Wndklns Is nilvcrtlsln fer a housokeeper.
Jest hang round 'ml you'll see fun,"
mi: panoki) iiim.
Tho fun began promptly on time. They
could see the professor standing near the
window of Ids room Hhaviug himself.
After llnlslilllL' (lilt nlKirntloii In. i-ntnlii-rl
his hair very carefully, and then spent ten
minutes In tying his scurf. That over, he
lighted a cigar and sat at the window.
At I o'clock a short, stout woman of
middle age came down the street. She
reached the professor's house, glanced at
the number and then at u slip of paper In
her hand. Then she went in. I .ess than a
minute later the door opened, and out she
came blazing with wrath, strode up the
street at full speed and was lost to view.
This woman was hardly out of sight
when another came down the street. She
was a matronly looking woman, with blue
eyes and a face, according to McManus,
"that wouldn't tcnro it sparrow." Just ns
ho reached the door Mrs. Wallace emtio
out of tho house. McManus had taken up
a position in the adjoining doorway ano
overheard the following:
"Does Professor Wndklns live heror"
"Wh what kind of a man Is hot"
"He's a colored num." (Grin.)
"If you mean Mlstah Wndklns, who call,
himself professor of calcimlnln and white-
washln, and who wants u housekeeper, I
' can inform youthitt he's a colored pcrMiti,"
J said the colored housekeeper, with gre..t
"D-u-u-uo you (swnllowlng invisible
lumps) menu to say th-th-thnt n nlgget
p-p-nut that advertisement in tho news
"I said is colored person" (with mora dig
nity). "Walt till I get a policeman."
Tho matronly woman strode off qulvci
ing with rage, hut she never came back.
For tho next two hours women continued
to come old women and young women
tall women and short women, lean women
and fat women, blonds and brunettes; some
I poorly dressed, some clad in stylish splen
dor. Not one of them boasted African
blood. And every one of them was turned
back hy the housekeeper, who guarded the
honor of her house.
All this time Professor Wndklns sat at
his window unconscious of the storms that
raged iu so many female breasts. About 4
o'clock lie cntne down stairs.
McManus called to him, and the pro
fessor came dejectedly across tho street.
"Heen some ladles hero to see you," Mo
Manns said roguishly.
"Wh-wherof Wli-whenf Wh-wh"
"Don't get excited, old man. They
learned you wero colored and they went
"That's tough, ain't Itf" exclaimed the
professor, with wounded vanity. "If I'd a
had ii chance to talk to 'em"
"Don't say a word," hurriedly inter
rledly Interrupted McManus. "There's
two more coming down the street."
Sure enough, two women were approach
ing. They were tall and rather good look
ing, and the nearer they came to the pro
fessor's house the deeper grew the expro
1 slon of disgust on their faces. The pro-
fessor crossed the street, stroking his
goatee. He saw that one of the women
held a piece of u newspaper Iu her haml.
He dotted his hut and bowed.
' McManus can best tell what follows;
I "The perfesser had a dleer on, and when
be bowed I thought I'd die latighlu. Se
we. 'Ladles, V ye lookln fer Perfesser
WndkliiN?' 'Yes.'se. they. 'That's me,'
sei the perfesser. 'You Perfcwwr Wnd
klns,' sea one o' du ladles. Be perfesser
grinned 'ml sen; 'Yes, dat's my name. I
w'y. lookln fer a nice housekeeper.' Den
one o' de ladles kinder screamed, 'ml she
up wlilder umbrella and hanged de per
fesser oir de dleer. De perfesser made a
break, but de udder lady gisldlm hy de
coal ami grubbed him hy de t'roat. Den
de llrst ludyshe batiued Mm all over do
head 'ml she Jest lambasted d' life onto'
de poor nigger. De lady not had hold ttv
'lm tried toscrateli lui hide eyes, 'ml do
1 perfesser gave a tug 'ml gol Ichhu. Den,
' b'Jee, he run ferde river, 'nil I ulu't seen
I Mm since."
According to .Mo.Muniis, Mrs. Wallace
and the other neighbors, at least forty
women applied fertile vacant housekeeper
ship that day. The professor saw only
two, hut he does not regret that as much
-s he did. New York Sun.
Now s the Time to Buy!
Manufacturers Agent !
I have just received at my repository, direct from the factory, a lnr?e line of FHtST
CLASS JI'Oi'A", and nm offering the n nt prices that positively dis
tance nil competitors. See my line of
And all the lntest Novelties In tliu Carriage Hue. llclng manufacturer's agent for
some of the greatest factories, I am in a position to offer goods at closer
figures than retailers. It will pay ou to cnll and sec my
ATi'ir l.IXE hemic making purchases.
E. R. GUTHRIE,
1540 O STREET - 1540 STREET
Our Pnrlors are the handsomest and contest in the city. Fine line of Confection
ery and Unkery Goods always fresh.
HAVING just assumed peroonul control of my handsome new stables, It will be
my nlm to conduct a first-chi.. establishment, giving best of care and attention to
horses entrusted to our keeping.
Single or double, and a fine line of
DAVE FITZGERALD, Prop.
FRANK RAMSEY, Foreman.
Stables 1639 and 1641 O Street.
An Old School ina New Location.
Ninth Year. 25 Departments. 30 Teachers
Uenutiful, heiilthy locution, mngniticeni
lliv locution, miiuuinceut
' faculty, comprehensive
cnrirUinn miuu-ncets uiui mw txpcu ui.iu mi
.t .-i -' . I 1 -
The SCHOOL FOR THE MASSES
A practical education wlfhout needle's waste of lime orntnei is li.inislied U ihi-
Western Noimnl College
You can Enter any Time and Choose Your Studies
This greiit scrool N located In lliwthorne, three miles southwest of the (Kist office ind
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that nil may see our many advantages In the way nt luilldlnvis. equipments f.icully, etc
we will pav your car fare from your home to Lincoln provided uu are present o'n the
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WESTERN MOBHAL COLLEGE, Lincoln,
1307 O Street.
Finest in the City
well-trained horses for livery use, fur
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