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THE SIOUX COUNTY JOURNAL
L. 1. SIMMONS, FroprUwr.
- - NEBRASKA
Mnmus, Tenn., April ii-EseWn
Mwauppi bu been the scene of one of
the most appalling floods that ever oo
ourred in the United Status within the
last week and the world beyond that
state knows little of the destruction of
property and the loss of life that the rise
in the Tombigbee river has' entailed.
This river rises in north Alabama and
winds its way south, touchiog Columbus
and forming a junction with the Ala
bama a few miles above Jlobile bay.
The river is fed by a dozen quick-rising
mountain streams that for the last seven
days have been filling it until now above
Columbus it has assumed the propor
tions of an inland sea. Near Colunc bus
the loss of life has been terrible.
AWAKESED BY THE BCfKISQ WATERS.
Saturday night hundreds of negro
families in the bottoms went to bed feel
ing secure, but betore morning they
were aroused by a rush of water. Those
near the uplands got to places of safety by
daylight, but those in the lower bottoms
found escape was cut off and clambered
to the tops of their huts, in hopes that
in few hours the water would subside.
The raia poured down in torrents all of
Sunday and the water bound prisoners
saw that their only hope of escape was
boats that they thought their landlords
would send to bring them to dry laDd.
These land owners, however, did not ap
preciate the dire necessity of the poor
wretches until many bouses had been
swept away and their occupant
STARVED EARLY TO DEATH.
A letter was received here from one of
the sufferers and bis story, told in sim
ple negro dialect, is most pathetic. The
cattle, says he, took to the high placee
and found no food and began to devoui
the branches of trees. The people took
to the treetopaand remained there three
days until, weak from starvation they
fell into the water. He says no esti
mates can be made of the number ol
lives lost, but makes a rough guess that
from Saturday until Tuesday night 20C
Trlcx) to Kiop.
TIL. April 1G. Mi
TTamnt.on. the beautiful and
lT-year-olJ daughter of A. B. Hampton,
landlord of the Hotel Windsor of tbu
city, made an attempt to elope by proxy
last night but owing to the sbrewdnest
of a telegraph operator the scheme wa
thwarted. Arraogemecta having Wn
made for the girl she left Ler fathers
house at 11 p. m., in company with ber
father's hack driver, Frank Greeo. their
driver being a young wan named Thom
as Brewer, who tosk the pair acra the
country to Elvaston, where they were
to take the train on the Wabash road
for Spring Valley, O., where the girl's
lover, Harry Copsey resided, acd was
waiting her coming, but the opeiator at
ElvaUon, suspecting that all was tot
right, deceived the pair concerning the
arrival of cLe train until the parties in
nnranit arrived and took the girl back,
leaving Green without money
means of returning home.
TOE HAUNTED fll
Trouble Over Silver.
New York, April 15. The Press this
morning says positive information, that
definite proposition for an interna
tional conference on silver has lately
come from the English government to
the United States government is in poe
session of a few well informed persons
in New York city and Washington, and
there is reason to believe that this fact
will soon be made public
The proposition contemplates the
holding of an international conference
lor the purpose or considering means
tor the extension of the nse of silver as
a money metal. There is no reference
to bi-tnetalism, free coinage of silver of
bullion purchases, on which silver cer
tificates are issued to serve as currency,
but its broad terms imply that the prop
osition covers these means, as well ae
others, as subject to investigation by
the conferees. In another particular
the proposition is unsatisfactory to tbit
country. No provision has yet been
suggested that will insure the satisfac
tion by the representative government
of any agreement which a conference
might reach. There is likely to be con
siderable correspondence on these points
before any agreement for a conference
Invaded by Dynamite.
Madrid, April 15. The Holy Thurs
day procession at Cadiz yesterday was
turned into panic stricken route by
the diabolical deed of some anarchists,
who threw two petards among the peo
ple, evidently with the intention of
causing loss of life.
ihe bombs exploded with a great
noise, and the whole proosssioc was
thrown into confusion, and for a time it
was supposed that a number of people
had been killed. When the excitement
was allayed it was found that while sev
eral persons had been hurt, some by the
explosion, but more in the panic, no one
was killed and probably no one fatally
injured. The polios are on the trail of
the miscreants who threw the petards
ana expect to hsve them in prison soon
Jailed for Contempt.
Terre Haute, Ind., April 15 -Judge
Taylor yesterday morning s.'nt George
M. Allen, proprietor of the Terre Haute
Express, to the county jail for twenty
daye, and lined him $100 and costs for
contempt of court, Bnd Al en is dow
in jail. Yesterday Judge Taylor eent
Williarc C. Fishback, the editor of the
same paper, to jail for thirty days and
fined him 8100 also for contempt of
court, and he ib also in jail.
This morning Judge Taylor, from the
bench gave Allen twenty minutes to rt
tract in open court the charge in Ins
newspaper that the court suEpeoded the
grand jury investigation into the public
works scandal through political and cor
rupt motives. Allen retired with his
counsel, and upon returning declined to
make the retraction, and the sentence
was imposed. Judge Taylor has sua
pended the grand jury investigation in
to the public works scandal on the re
quest of the citizens' committee cf 100,
equally divided in politics and all urom
inent citizens, till the expert engineer
now going over the contracts makes bis
Believed Ula Mlilrcii Mur.li-ro.l film.
Pittsbl'RO, Pa., April 10 The evi
dence of the poisoning of Gamble Weir,
late superintendent of pjlke, is regard
ed as practically conclusive. Hip
brother, the district attorney, in whose
charge the case was placed yesterday,
and the chemist are convinced that be
was murdered. The latest discovery is
a letter received by the liance of Gam
ble Weir some time after Lis disease.
It was not dated, but the postm .rk
shows that it was mailed January 12
two days before bis death and when he
was not believed to be in darger. It
was erroneously addressed and did not
reach the young lady until nearly two
weeks afterward. It read as follows:
Dear Meg: Gamble is very ill. If
you want to see him, go before it is too
late J. Mc
The writing of the note is in a badly
disguised hand and evidently that of a
woman. The envelope was addressed
by the same hand, but in the writer's
natural way, and in comparison of the
various characters shows the same str.k-
ing peculiarities. The importance of
the letter is enhanced by its similarity
to another letter, in which no attempt
is made to conceal the writer's identity.
Experts declare they are both written
by the sime person. There is said to be
some indications that the letter ' C
after the ''Mn in the signature was writ
id re. Jennie Marsh, whose name has
figured in the case, owing to the fact,
among other things, that the superic
tendent died in ber bouse, where he had
made his home for two years past, was
seen yesterday and when asked about a
suggestive intimation made in a daily
paper, said that some of the papers
would be made to suffer for the stories
they were printing. When questioned
as to ner purcnase or the house fro-n
Gamble Weir she stated that it was on
the installment plan, and in a little lets
than two years she bad paid tbereon
$729 in installments. She aaid she had
no receipts to show for it, but something
same purpose when
Affair Will Remain Quiet.
Bah Fkahcisoo, April 15. When the
Alameda was at Apis there was s move
ment on foot to make Mataafa vice-king
of Samoa. IfMalietoa will make that
concession it is though all trouble will
Ma. Says the Samoan Times: It is
probable that native affairs will remain
quiet for a month or two, but in the
meantime then is not the slightest
prospect that any taxes will be paid by
the natives to a government whose
authority is wholly disregarded beyond
the municipality of Apis. There is no
tsar, however, that an) immediate ris
ing of natives will take place. Mataafa
and his supporters are awaiting the ex
piratioo of three years to ses what the
treaty powers will then do with refer
ence to the election of a kins-.
would answer the
the time came.
Distinctive Paper Mill Burned.
Washington, April 16. The secretary
of the treasury has been notified that
the paper mill at Pittafield, Mass., at
which the distinctive paper used by the
government in the printing of paper
currency is manufactured, was burned
last night, with nearly all the stock on
hand. The stock of paper now in the
bands of the government is limited and
A. P. Huntington, chief of the divisions
or loans and currency, has gone to
about starting another mill and to ore-
vent any of the unburned paper getting
into unauthorized nanus.
Australia, it would appear, has some
fig-antic caterpillora. A. 8. Orliff of
Sidney mentions one moth larva
abundant during the summer season,
whtoh it from 7 to 12 inches lone!
Species are numerous which vary from
May Iteialt In a Murder.
New York, April 16. Manager Hutch
inson, husband of Lydia Hutchinson,
who was assaulted by Cbas. De Forrest
is very low and may die at any moment
Death of Rita Booth.
New York, April 16. Rita Booth who
is aaid to have been the daughter of
Wilkes Booth, ins slayer of Abraham
Lincoln, aad who for soma years has
been the wife of A. L. Henderson, the
wall known orchestra leader, died on
Tuesday in Binghsmpton, N. Y., where
lb was playing in tha company
ol Ploy Crowell. Tha body was
brought to tbis city and tha funeral
took place today. Rita Booth alwayi
von a locket containing a likeness of
.tha 111 fated Wakes Booth.
"Tin: i n in--
( II Al Tt i: IV-
It is lbs evening 'f the the itnc'.'-s;
and lu one of the larger drawing rooms
at the castle, where the stage has been
erected, and als.i in another r-oui le
hind connected with it by folding
doors, everybody ol note in the county
is already assembled. Fans are tlutu r-iug-soaw
many hearts behind the
scenes-and a low bu.. of conversation
is being carried on among the com
pany. Then the curtain rises; the fans stop
rustling, the conversation teases, ai;d
all faces turn curiously to the suiitU
but perfect stage that the Londou
workmen have erected.
Kvery one is very anxious to ste
what his or her neighbor is going to do
when brought before a critical audi
ence. Nobody, of course, hopes openly
for a breakdown, but secretly there are
a few who would be glad to see such-
and-such a one's pride lowerel.
No mischance, however, occur?.
The insipid Tony sjieaks his line3 per
fectly, if he fails to grasp the idea that
a little acting thrown in would be an
improvement: a very charming Cousin
Con is made out of Mir-s Yilliers; a
rather stilted but strictly correct old
lady out of I.ady Ortrude Yiuing
Hut Florence Delmaine, as Kate Ilard
easlle, leaves nothing to be desired, and
many are the complimentary speeches
uitered from time to time by the audi
ence. Arthur D necourt too had lit t
overpraised his oui powers. It JS
palpable to every one that he has often
trod the boards, and the pathos hi
throws Into his iM-rformance astonisliei
the nudienca. Is it only acting in the
final scene when he makes love to .Vis
Ilardcastle, or is there some real senti
ment in it?
This (iiestion arises in many breasts-.
They note how his color changes as he
takes her hand, how Ins voice iremwcs
they notice too how s!.e grows cold, it.
ipite of her desire to carry out her pa' t
to the end, as he grows warmer, mid
how instinctively she shrinks from his
touch. Then it, is all over, and the cur
tain falls amids loud applause. Flor
ence conies before the curtain in re-
pouse to freq.ient calls, gracefully,
half timidly, with a soft warm blush
pon her cheeks and it light in her eyes
that renders her reu-irkable loveliness
only more apparent. Sir Adrian watch-
ng her with a heart faint and cold
with grief and uisappo.iilniint,
acknowledges sadly to himself that
n:er has he seen her look so beautiful.
She advances and bows to the audience
and only loses her self-posession a very
little when a bouquet directed at her
feet by an enthusiastic young man
iliglits upon her shoulder Instead.
Arthur Dynecourt, who has ac
companied her to the footlights, and
who joins in her triumph, picks up the
boquet and presents it to her.
Ashe doe3 so the audience again be
ome aware that she receives it from
liim in a spirit that suggests destation
jf the one that hands it, and that ber
unile withers as she does so, and her
jreat eyes lose their happy light of a
Sir Adrian sees all this too, but ler-
jjades himself that she is now acting
Hiiother part the part shown him by
Mrs. Talbot. II is eyes tire Minded by
jealously; he cannot see the purity and
truth reflected in hers; he misconstrues
the pained expression that of late has
saddened her face.
For the last few days, ever since her
momentous interview with Arthur
Dynecourt in the gallery, she has been
timid and reserved with Sir Adrian,
and has endeavored to avoid his
ociety. She is oppressed with the
thought that he has read her secret
love for him, and seeks by an assumed
coldness of demeanor and a studied
avoidance of him, to induce him to be
lieve himself mistaken.
Hut Sir Adrian Is only rendered more
miserable by this avoidance, in the
thought that probably Mrs. Talbot has
told Florence of his discovery ofher at
tachment to Arthur, and that she
dreads his taxing her with her An.
plicity, and so makes strenuous efforts
to keep apart from him. They have
already drifted go far apart that to
night, when the play has come to an
end, and Florence has retired from the
dressing room, Sir Adrian does not
dream of approaching her to offer the
congratulations on her success that he
wonld have showered upon her in a
Florence, feling lonely and de
pressed, having listlessly submitted to
her maid's guidance and changed her
stage gown for n pale blue bail-dress of
satin ana pearls-as dancing is to suc
ceed the earlier amusement of the evening-goes
silently down stairs, but in
stead of pursuing her way to the ball-
room, where dancing has alreadv com.
menced, she turns aside, and, entering
a small, aimiy lighted antechamber,
sinks wearly upon a satin-covered
From the distance the sweet strains
of a German waltz come softly to her
enrs. There Is a deep sadness and mel
ancboly in the music that attunes It
self to her own sorrowful reflections
Presently the tears steal down her
cheeks. She feels lonely and neglected,
and, burying her head in the cushions
of the lounge, sobs aloud,
She does not hear the baity approach
.. .. ....... -I.xa hmide
Jr. and a voice that make, her pulse,
lly says. IK deep sg"
Whii Las occuneu i
Mr Adrian is bending over her, evi
dently in deep distress himself. As
she starts, ho places his arm round her
and raises her to a sitting posture; tnis
hedoessoeently that, as she remem
bers all she has heard, and his cousin s
insurance that he lias almost pieced
himself to another, her tears How
afresh. lly a supreme effort, however,
she controls heiself, and says, in a faint
"I am very foolish; it was the heat,
I suppose, or the nervousness of acting
Ujore so many si rangers, that has up
set uie. It is over now. 1 beg you will
not remember it, sir Adrian, or sjak
of it to anyone."
All this time she has not allowed her
self to glance even in his direction, so
fearful Is she of further b- traying the
mental agony she is enduring.
' It it likely I should speak of it!" re
turns Sir Adrian reproachfully. " o;
anything connected with you shall be
be sacred to me. lut - pardon- me 1
still think you are m grief, and, believe
me, in Ppite cf everything, 1 would
deem it a privilege to I allowed to be
friend you in any way."
"It is iinM)ssible," murmurs Flor
ence, in a stilled tone.
'V on mean you will not accept my
help" sadly. 'So be it then. I have
no right, I know, to establish myself
as you champion. There are others, no
doubt, whose happiness lies in the fact
that they may render you a M-rvice
when it is in their power 1 Co not
complain however. Nay, I would even
ask you to look uiou nie as a friend.'-
Ah," thinks Florence, with a bitter
pang, "he is now trying to li t me know
how absurd was my former idea that
he might N-rhaps learn to love me!"
This thought is almost insupportable
Her pride rising in arms, she subdues
all remaining traces of he Lite emotion,
and, turning suddenly, confronts him.
Her face is quite colorless, but she
cannot altogether hide from him the
sadness that still desolates her eyes.
' You are right," the agrees. "In the
future our lives will indeed be far dis
tant from each oilier, so far apart that
the very tie of friendship will readily
Le forgotten by m both."
"rJorcncc do n:it say that!" he en
treats, believing in his turn that she al
ludes to her coming marriage with his
cousin. ''And -and lo not be angry
with me; but I would ask you to con
sider long mid earnestly before taking
the step you have in view, llemeinlier
it is a bond that once w-uh-d can never
"A bond! I do not follow you," ex
claims Florence, bewiidi-red.
"Ah, you will not trust mc; you will
not cenfide in me!"
"1 have nothing to confide," jx-rsists
Florence, still deeply puzzled.
"Well, let it rest so," returns Adr.an,
now greatly nounded nt her deter
mined reserve, us he deems it lie
calls to mind all Mrs. Talbot had said
about her slyness, and feels disheari
ened. At least he has not deserve dis
trust at her hands, "l'romise me," he
entreats at last, "ihat if ever you ure in
danger, you will accept my help."
"i promise," she replies faintly. Then
trying to rally her drooping spirits, she
con' nines, with an attempt at a smile
"Tell me that you wilt incept mine
should you be In danger. Remember
the mouse once rescued the lion!" and
sue smiles again, and glances ut him
with a touch of her old archness,
"It is a bargain. And now, will you
rest nere awhile until yeu feel quite re
stored to calmness? '
liut yoj must not remain with me,'
Florence urge) hurriedly. "Your
guests are awaiting you. Probably
with a faint smile. "your partner for
this waltz is Impatiently wondering
wuai nas become of you.
I think not," says Adrian, returning
ner smile, "t ortunately I have no one's
name on my card for this waltz. 1
say fortutiately, because I think"
glancing at her tenderly "I have been
able to bring buck the smiles to you
luce sooner man would have been the
case had you been left here alone to
brood over your trouble, whatever it
ihere is no trouble." declar.-a
Florence, In a somewhat disslressed
fashion, turning her head restlessly to
one side. I wish you would disposes
yourself of that idea. And, do not stay
unr, nicr-every one, will accuse ou
vi uiscounesy ir you absent vourtu-ir
from the ball-room any longer'"
"i hen, come w 1th me," says Adrian.
"See, this waltz Is only Just beginning
eive It to me,"
Carried away by his manner, she U..
her hand upon his arm, and goes with
mm to tlie ban-room. There he nanawi
his arm around Iter waist, and presently
they, are lost among the throng of
wm.uugmncera.ium both gave them
selves up for the lime Uiui Ia th.
mere delight of knowing that they are
Two people, seeing them enter thus
together, on apparently friendly terms,
regard them with hostile glances.
Dora Tablot, who Is coauettlnw
weetly with a gaunt man of middle
W who la evidently over
powered by ber attentions, letting her
eyea rest upon Florence as she waltzes
P ner with Mr Adrian, colors warm
It. and. biting ber lip. forged the
honeyed -h was about to be
stoup.n her companion, wholstbtj
owner of a considerable property, and i
i . inin ailnrw fnr wbirh Uia vaunt I
man is devoutly grateful, as It give
luni a moment in which to reflect on
the safest means of getting rid of Lei
Dora's fair brow grows darker as
she watches Florence, and notes the
smile that lights her beautiful face as
bhe makes soo-e answer to one of Sir
W here is Dynecourt, that he has not
l-eii on the spot to prevent this dance,
she wonders. Mie grows angry, and
would have stamped her little foot with
Impatient wrath at this moment, but
fur the fear of displaying her vexation
As she is inwardly anathematizing
Arthur, be emerges from the throng,
and, the danc being at an end, reminds
Miss Delmaine that the next is his.
Florence unwillingly removes her
hand from Sir Adrian's arm, and he
lays it upon Arthur's. Most disdain
fully she moves away with him, and
suffers him to lead her to another part
of the room. And when she dances
w ith him it is w ith evident reluctance,
as he knows by the fact that she visibly
shrinks from liiru when he encircles
her waist with his arm.
sir Adrian w ho has noticed none of
these syrntoins, goiug up to Doia,
solicits her hand for this dance.
You are not engaged, I hope?" he
says anxiously. It Is a kind of
w retched comlort to him to be near
Florence's true friend. 1 f riot the rose
shfl has at least some connection with
"I am afraid I am," Dora responds,
raising her livid eyes to his. "Naughty
man, why did you not come sooner? 1
thought you had forgotten me
altogether and so got tired of keeping
barren t-pols upon my card for you."
"I couldn't help it I was engaged.
A man in his own house has always
a bad tune of it looking after the Im
possible people," says Adrian evasively.
"Poor Florence! Is she so very Im
possible?" asks Dora, laughing, but
pretending to reproach hlin.
"J wah not speaking of Miss Del
maine," rays Adrian, flushing holly.
"She is the least impossible person 1
ever met. It is a privilege to pass
one.s time with her."
"Yet it Is with ht-r you have passed
he last hour that you hint has been
devo ed to bores." returns Dora
quietly. This is a mere feeler, but she
throws it out with such an air of
certainty that Sir Adrian is completely
deceived, and believes her acquainted
with his tetc-a-teUt with Florence In
the dimly lit anteroom,
"Well," he iidtnlts coloring again,
'your cousin was rather upset by the
ac'.mg, I think, mid I Just stayed with
her until she felt equal to Joining us nil
a gjii n "
'Ah!' exclaims Dora, who now
knows all she had wanted to know. '
'Hut you must not tell me you have
no dances left for me," says Adrian
gayly. Come, let ine see your card"
He looks nt it, and finds it Indeed full
I am u unfortunate," he adds.
"I think," says Dora, w ith the pret
tiest hesitation, "if you are sure it
would not be an unkind thing to do, 1
could scratch out this name" jioint-
ing to ner partners lor the coining
(Conifnurd iiert week.)
At .Vorth J
listen to T. ylj
J uring tkjj
7 iK-rcii, fel
2") f(t dVwJ
at Hock tt
heli riii2;ti at
'1 he Ktv,if
deeded i 1 M 5
more, it nsriitirf
he a good out g
1'aKlie Citi J
for the coVifjig
in the Striate Iv,,
Keanif J r '
If war could be carried on by the
rules laid down for students in the
dreadful art. It would become ail easy
process. In military tactics it is the
"expected" which happens; in real life,
A certain general, s iys the author of
"A Transatlantic Holiday," had gone
to est l'olnt on a tour of Inspection
and, being a little vain of his military
acquirements he treated the students
toan elaborate demon ilration of the
tactics by which a particular fort could
be taken with unfailing certainty In
three weeks' time, He then turned to
his audience and Inquired: "Hut sup
pose, gentleman, the situation here
reversed and you were shut up In that
fort, say with I,5X) myjj, what steps
would you takii for its defense?"
"I would walkout," said one.
"Walk out with your garrison from a
fort of that strength! Why, it would
be madness, cowardice I"
"Hut don't you see sir," wn the cool
reply, in three weeks 1 should have it
Whra M a.l.l ci a Vi a President.
When Washington became president,
all of the chief towns were on tile sea
coast, or ou the tide water Of tlx
rivers, except Lancaster. In l'ennsyl-
vaula. UuUide of that state the roada
were so bad that a l.trge trading town
was not possible away from water coo
veyance. 1 ho Interior trade of Penny
sylvanla was carried on In great
wagons, known as Conestogn wagons,
each drawn by six or eight stout horses
There were ten thousand or more ol
these wagons running out of Philadel
phia, 1 he wagon trade with the Inter
ior made Philadelphia the chief town
of North America. Trade with remote
districts of the country waa still car
ried on by means of pack-horses and
bateaux, or small boats.
Glass with a wire con It a new ma
terial made in Dresden. Uie glaas being
luseo io uie wire while Inaolastic
late. The adhersion Is aaid to remain
periect under severe fluctuations ol
through lltf .'
The !. ' "w
7),'');kcoiU k& t,,.
The horie Mf-rj
by Harvey I"1".-.,
the other djlk
Three hunA JT ;
who live in 'jjjg--lrom
Counting ft 'sfcf f J
be started, r-usTtCJf
struct umi afc t s '
works to pm pe4
siimmated, w vors fesv&i
proved. ch beeslfsi
tacked by the Pt piSteMf
Hroktn llow, eecwrl T ""
serious lnj-ir oor.'
Ten old soksaUejar"'
,e!TeoUi of Ui t!Ufi
that a womsrtC -in
. la St'
poi grou"" -
likely to n-auK-j
south of Uie
II. C. Sheru"
.i tin nil
estate Id iu'
wnoie iv--' i
lar, hut cub"
Uie lion"' 'tl
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UIS lrcv - j.,-
while U7 '.Mm v"" "
W . . ...w tailed
uUon. le " K""
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