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Ho.sk, Mgr, I.iueoln.Nel), 5l?e Quarterly Agister of UouhiI Volumes, 2,00 HISTORY . j li"i!"'M U n,.$ ",l l,aok ,n 'r common tndfclh ;iool, ti Mil t cvttciJetnytnilcoll2 - (.1 o. e. visiii u. t, ;..,... 11..,, u..ki?.... "Itl mil th.l Ij.rlie hlehly and ctnnol .rtoiij JJllI'!," ' A H' WINSIIII-. ifdHof juutntl ol I a". A uufgl. iIrwIf tad hlghln puMlciilon. I im much turn fa -hh ih Ttii.lr ol taliil lnl.m.il,,n iihiiuh, bCliUKMAN.ComellUn Terilly, Itlwt, N. V. nottri 'iiium. ....111! nl.ka at. . i ' " . . . . " " ..l V. VI JC!. '' .tol" iuuij voluint 1. niii. nn cunncNT history, DETROIT, MICH., U. . a. 0MmMri0 THEY KILL WITCHES. CATTARAUGUS INDIANS NOT FREE FROM SUPER9TITION. Thry Are 1'retty Nriirly fit lltii-il, How Tr, a a Visit to the ltrix-rvutlon Show Thrjr Have (lood Rchouls and rrofct.loniit "IVnrrnmkerii." ISpcelnl CorrcsKHHleticc.) Vr.11sAiu.1a'. N. Y., .Intl. 5. Most In torcBtlng hniipt'tilngs wcro taking placo ntnong tlio InMHtois lndiutiH of Now York about n century ago. A prophet hud nrlseti ntnong them IIiuuIhoiiio Lnko by nnine, nml 0110 of tlio Somni trlbo who proncltetl with soul Mlrrlng oratory of what thoy woro nml what they ahotilil bo nml do. Ho had lain for n longtime in 11 trnnco. Bo ho told them, and lnul vicious from tlioOratt Spirit. In which all wiih roveale.1 to him. Illi teaching was it strango medley of rhl pagan belief nml tlio precept h of tlio JesultH anil the lesnotiH of the Dililo. He taught that good lives must bo lived on this earth if hnpplness is to bo expect tl in tho futttro. Thoso who were liad in this world wero to bo punished in tho next by conditions similar in spirit to thoso of their evil lives hero. For ex ample, 11 drunkard was throughout eter nity to bo forced to drink boiling liquor from a redhot caldron handed him by a devil who constantly tells him that having loved liquor so much in tho past ho must not do without it now. .J I n ,'r' I Cgv lS. P0DND1N0 COHN ON THE CATTAItAUai'B RE8KIIVATI0N. In tho futuro nbotlo of tho good every tnnn was to bo physically perfect and enjoy forever pleasant games, exciting hunts nnd happy times. Ho taught that tho white man went to a placo of per pctual evil of misery unspeakable and tnnt every converted Indian would go there too. His teachings wero enthusiastically re ceived. The mass of tho Iroquois trilies- men believed him. Thoy enrolled them solves as followers, discarding not only J tho teachings of tho missionaries, but nlso ancient nnd tuno honored beliefs of . thoir own nncestors. And even now many of tho Indinns, and particularly tho Sonecas, hold quiet ly to what ho taught, nnd nmong theso aro not n few who nro nominally Chris tians. Remnants of absolute paganism still survive, too, among tho Senecas, and In tho Cattaraugus reservation there is a very common belief in witchcraft. An old woman was but a fow months since murdered there, nnd n Bcnrchimr Investigation on tho part of tho United States authorities disclosed tho fact that sho was killed becauso of being n dan gerous witch, who by her malign inllu enco caused sickness nnd disaster. Her funeral, too, was conducted with striking ceremonies, tho Indians burying her In accordance with ancient savage rites. Food was laid out to sustain her during her weary journey to tho land of spirits. Bright lights wero burned to dispel tho darkness from tho gloomy path. Thero wero moccasins to keep her foot from bruising. Thero was clothing to keep her warm. This case, however, was very unusunl, as tho pagan beliefs nnd customs aro in general kopt out of sight. Tho Cattaraugus reservation is mostly in Erie county. It extends for some twelve miles along both sides of Cat taraugus creek, contains n littlo over 20,000 ncres, and bus a population of about 1 ,500, mostly Scuecas, with u sprinkling of Cayugas and Onondagas, Although paganism still has such root among them, it has not prevented them from becoming quito fairly advanced in agriculture, and many of the Indian farms aro quito well cultivated. The , land, indeed, is very much better fanned nnd worked than that of tho Al leghany reservation, altiiougn mat res ervatlon is also of tho Seneca tribo. Both reservations are owned by the Seneca Nation as a body, and all the land is held in common. There is no indi vidual ownership. Individual Indians obtain tho right to work and occupy certain portions, and aro allowed to dispose of tho right to others. Tho presiding officers of tho nation aro president, clerk and treasurer, and in addition to theso thero aro upon each reservation eight councilors, a marshal, an overseer of tho poor and three peace makers, all holding ofllco for ono year, except tho peacemakers, who hold for three. Noto the word "peacemakers." Has it not an odd and agrceablo sound as compared with general beliefs regard ing Indian character? The homes, as a rule, aro fairly well mado and comfortable, but somehow there is always about tho doorway of even the best Indian homes an intangi ble something which spoils the general effect and gives an air of griminess and niusiness to tho whole. Public schools nro kept tip by tho gov ernment, and although there is no com pulsory attendance, and therefore con siderable laxity regarding regularity, there is yet a fair number present on each day. Wo stepjied one day into ono of tho littlo school buildings white and ono story, with n littlo boll in a littlo belfry on top and found tlio class engaged in a geography recitation. The way in which tho littlo children answered re garding rivers and cities and state boun daries was pleasant indeed, Thero Is upon this reservation a line bo.irdiiuc school for Indian children. It --" ".I.i." vi. r K "r - ' 1 m : "j r " , " , ' was endowed try n privnto individual', nnd is nlso Hliernlly aupporletl by the Btate, which allows $1(0 for tho annua) maintenance of ench jiupil, besides pro viding for the salaries of tho teachers. Tho nursery children, pretty little bits of humanity who could scarcely more than toddlo about, quaintly sang their littpo songs for u, amT the older scholars recited their lessons In a way to do credit to any school of whites. There was something strango in hear ing them answer questions regarding tfc discovery of America nml tho ilrst ex plorations, nml wo wondered If liehiud thoso dark and impassive faces there were not thoughts which if uttered would surprise thoso who renlly believe that it was white jieoplo who discovered and explored this land. There are still among these Indians many names which are reminders of an cient times. There are Hltte Sky and Red Cloud: there aro Half Town and Silver Heels and Red I'yesl The general typo of face Is with high cheek bout's, tho lower pint of the face broad, the mouth piojecting. Tho noao is either hooked or the opposite extreme, running up at tlio very end. There is quite a variety of shades of copper color, and some faces aro very dark. The men are quite broad at the hipn. Tho women aro in general extremely well formed. Many of the Indian girls are soft voiced, soft eyed and really beau tiful, lioys and men have a calm and quiet expression, typical of steadiness of purpose nnd self command. Tlio people aro in some of their ways old fashioned indeed. Ono fanner whom wo noticed was plowing his field with a yoke of white oxen, and not 11 few of tho families use the ancient type of mortar and pestle for jionndlng corn. "And do you, too, use the wooden mor tar?" wo asked of an intelligent trilies nian. "No," ho replied, with a quizzical glanco nt his smiling wife. "No, but she keeps wanting mo to make one, though: says she'd much rather have it!" There is much modem life as well. Tinware is plenty. Stoves aro common. Some of tho homes aro constructed with quito an effort after effect, and have bay windows nnd comfortablo jwrches. Splendid flowers are cultivated mag nificent peonies, Fine lilacs and tulips, beautiful snowballs. Many families keep ono or moro pigs, nnd pork and beans is a most highly rel ished dish among tho entire commun ity. Tho Indians nro never taken aback by strango visitors. They novcr receivo them with lack of politeness, no matter how unexpected may bo their call. They meet them with stntely courtesy nnd a demeanor nt once pleasant and com posed, nnd whether their homes nro tho clnho;uto oneB of tho 8U(.CCBHfui flinilWi or tho , romn , hut9 of tho -i ,i, , ,1 i, frwfr.w tail; vi.ov .till, bum iviij lug ,iiu samo. Tho Cattaraugus is a fino stream, somo 000 feet in width, flowing on through nn attractive vnlley, bordered by lovel plains nnd gentle hills and easy slopes. A pleasant country it is for the Indian, and littlo disturbed by tourists or seek ers af ter curiosity, nnd so long ns the reservation system remains in force it is to bo hoped that tho Cattaraugus peo plo will bo nllowed to quietly remain thoro. Roman1 SiiACKi.r.TON, J n. KEARNY'S CALIFORNIA HOME. The Old Adobo IIullilltiK Still Sti.mU In Nonouin. IRlH-cIal CorreKponrioncc Sonoma, Dec. 31. In tho early dnys of his military career General Philip Kear ny was n property holder nnd resident in tho Sonoma valley. His residenco was a low walled ado1o building with atilo roof, fronting on tho plaza in tho town of Sonoma. Tho build- 1 ing was of ancient origin, it having been built by tho early missionaries from Mexico. Sinco tho days of 1848 Sonoma has prospered. Its Spanish popula'ion hai been crowded aside by Americans, who have torn down tho old landmarks to mako room for buildings of modern pat tern. In this work of destruction tho whilom residenco of tho renowned soldier has been carefully preserved. The owner, an American of tho uamo of Lndd, has refused repeatedly to sell tho property for fear that the building would bo de stroyed. It stands nt tho corner of Spain street nnd Third avenue, and has become ex ceedingly valuable in consequence of the improvements going on around it. I'HIL KEAIINY'B HOUSE. In 1883 the building was taken possc 8ion of by General Mariano G. Vallejo, who was at that time militnry governor of upper California. It was tho residenco of a member of his staff. Kearny sold the property to Ladd, who subsequently rented it to a painter as a storehouse for his painting material, and for that purpose it is used now. On tlio roof of this building are splen didly preserved tiles of red clay. Theso tiles aro valued very highly by artists, who paint on them and then advertising them as being of great valuo as histor ical curiosities sell them nt a high figure. It requires the utmost vigilance on tho part of tho police and the owner of tho property to protect this roof from the thieving flngors of the Spaniards, who sell then to the artistsandcurioseekers. Tho story is told by the old residents of Sonoma that General Kearny bought tho property of General Vallejo in 1R17 for f.Ti, and thnt ho sold it to Lndd for $150. In those days property was not rateil very high in Sonoma. Today t'n building and tho lot on which it stand wonld readily sell fur ij"iO,(KH). H. A. TilAMi'jt. riwcltliitf Vord. William Witt when a jniiiig man wroto Afart'o In whldi themoit eiutticul Inujcrs of Virgin ntointtndtui'd and their peeul larltli's humorously exnggeiutcd. Among them was one who had been minister to England and was remarkable for using welling words. He Is represented as conducting a cause in tho county eouit.iuul In asking the clerk to call sonuunio into coirt, thus addresses him: "Mr. Jones, have the benignity to vocif erate Peter .lolley into court." The clerk culled out, "Vociferate P. Job ley Come into court)" While examining it toqunclous female witness the law J er loses his patleiieu and exclaims; "This woman ought to bu deposited Into taciturnity!" "You may go tit Tims Eternity jnitrself, but 1 leckon jou'll have none of my com pany, sir!" tvtoited tho angry woman. Youth's Companion. Trout T.111 Not. 1 .y-Vr- 'v. M-irr',J 'T..4-' Alice Oh, Billy! I didn't think It ol you walkln with another girl after what you said to 1110 jcstcnlay. Hilly I've had a nmulslnn o' feelln since then in favor of liroonets yesterday was 11 blond day with me. Life. I'nrrly 11 Mutter of llunlncmi. "This Is the ofllco of The Teiuperanro Throhhcr, Isn't It?" briskly liiqulml a nervous looking tnau, who went into nn olllcu in a tall building on La Salle street yesterday afternoon with a small memo randum book in Ids hand and his arms full of bundles. "Yes, sir," answered thu joiiug woman at the desk. "What's the subscription price?" "One dollar a year," "That's right," ho said, after putting down his bundle!, and referring to his memorandum book a moment. "Dollnr a year's right. Send a copy to Orton O. Ilet tor, 0,427 Sliortall uvenue. Here's your money. Check!" And ho mnde a mark In a little liook. The young woman wrote down the nd dress and gave him a receipt forthe money "Therel" he exclaimed, referring once more to his memorandum. "I beliute that finishes tho wholo bus no, there's one thing more I'vo get to gut. 'Half plot best Holland gin.' Know of any place near hero where I am gut half a pint of good Hol land" "Sir!" "I say do you know of nny placo where 1 can get a half pint of good Hoi" "Sir." "Know of any place where I can get but never mind. I can probably And one 011 thu way to thu depot. Afternoon." And tlio busy, hurried, overdriven cltl.en from the suburbs pocketed Ids memoran dum book, picket! up his bundles, and bustled out of tho ofllco totally unconscious that ho had done aught to offend tho most fastidious. Chicago Tribune. Must He an Intruder. It must have been hard on midnight when ho awoke with a start and perceived In the light of tho nascent moon a dim form hov ering about the chnlr where ho had loft his trousers. He reflected for somo minutes In silence. Then he leaped from his couch. "My dunr" He was whispering hoarsely. "aro you therel'" no leaned anxiously over tho bed. There lay his beloved wlfo sweetly sleeping. "Strango." Musing thus n sudden thought camo to him. Ho strode to the stairway. "Mary." he called, "are you in your roomf" Tho voice of tho h' isl idrl was wafted to htm In assent. I "Then" ' Thero was tho firmness of conviction in his tone 1 "it must lie somebody who has no business going through my pockets." 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