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JheSjoux County Journal,
HAHHISOX, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1894.
TALM AGE'S SERMON.
OF THE PRFAP.mppq
ROUND THE worn n scd.cc
Vivid Ktorr of th. p
Lkoow, 1-Chrutlm Cbaraeter la
Tim. of ln,lr. .ttd I,nr.rUjlT.
toes'. D.votloa 104 Courmg.
a H. ORWWOLD, OMhW.
Dr. Talinars Rnnrf.. v .
hit series of round th. world sermons
through th pre... the first .nhlt
heiug Lurknow. Inrfi. Th
hi.HCU wa Deilt.mnnm. 10
When thou shalt besies-e dtr m'uni
in making war arainar ft in tai. u
thou .halt not destroy the trees thereof by
fornnf an ai against them."
I he awfuleat thing in war ( heel..-
nient, for to the work of deadly weapons
It adds hunger and starvation and plague.
'""K'ment in sometimes necessary, but
my teit commands merry even In that
The fruit trees tnm be spared because
Wacts a General Banking Business. "X
I x sgaln.t them." Hut
Journey round the world I found at Luck-
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL. $30000.
5aW.A BjlXI. New York
Ue.n TTBa Hinono, Bajtc. On,
Fmrr NtnonaL Ean, Cheieea,
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
BOLD ON ALL FAHT9 Or ZUWOtg.
1 1 PHINNEY. Proprietor.
Pure Drugs, Medicines, Paints,
Oils and Varnishes.
captions Carefully Compounded
Day or Night.
simons & SMILEY,
.., mo, a, me reniaina ot the moat mer
ciless beaiegement of the ages, and I pro
ceed to tell you that atory for four great
rasons-to show tou what a ht.rriit thin
ar la and to make yon all adrocatea for
peai-e, to ahow you what genuine Chria
tian character la under booihardment, to
put a euMiialion on Chrialian courage.
Hid to ahow you how auleudidlr itxid
In the early part of 17 all orer India
the natitoa wi-re ready to break out in re
llllon againut alt foreignera and eeperial-
ly againat the nnl and military repre
enlalirea of the Kngliah (tovernment.
A half doien rauaea are mentioned for
the feeling of diai'ontent and inaurre'tion
that waa efiilenped throunhout India.
The aininle fact waa that the natirea of I
India were a conquered race, and the
Mnulliih witc the cr,nquerora. For 100
yeara the Hrilinh acepier had been warH
orer India, ami the Indiana wanted to
break that acepter. There nerer had been
auy hive or aytnpathy bMween the na
tiTea of India and the Euroix-ana. There
ia none now.
It wan eMent in I.ucknow that the na-
tiven were about to rie and put to death
all the Knroiieana they could lay their
hand" on, and into the residency the
Chriatian population of Lucknow hast
ened for defenae from the tigera in human
funn hii'h were growling for Iheir tlc-
tima. The ocrupanta of the residency, or
fort, were -military and noncombstanta,
men. women, anil cniluren 111 nuniDer
I auggeat In one aentence aome of the
chief wm to which they were subjected
hen I ay that theae people were in the
reaidency fire tnontha without a aiugle
change of clothing, mime of the time the
heat at 2 an l 1?U degreea; the place
black with Hie and all a aqulrm with rer
mln; firing of the enemy upon them ceas
ing neither ilay nor night; the hoapltal
rrowdel with Hie dying; amnllpoi, acur-
ry, cholera adding their work to that of
hot and shell; women brought up In a
comfort and never having known want
crofIed and nacrifired in a cellar where
nine children were born; lina and leas
f od; no water eicept that which waa
hmuirht from a well under the enemy'a
Are ao that the ater obtained waa at the
orice of blood: the atench of tne (lean
h,,ra. ad. line to the effluvia of rorpaa,
d all waitini; fur the moment wnen tne
army OI tin,'"' anrieaina
hould break in un the garnaon 01 tue
realdency, now reiluce,i ny wounua ami
airknea. and death to 978 men, women
A flalt to the Bealilency.
Call me early," I aid. "to morrow
morning aim let u im i 'm
t,efore the un becomea too hot." At 1
o'clock in the morning we left our hotel
In Lucknow, and I ld to our obliging,
gentlemanly escort, "Please take ua along
the road br which Harelock and Ontram
came to the relief of the residency.
That waa the way we went. There was t
tlllnees aa we approacueo u.r
Pattered and torn
Is the masonry of the entrance, algnature
of shot nd punctuation 01
11 up and down every wnere.
"Here to the left," ld ' M"lrt-
'are the remains of building the drat
which In other days bad in uiteu
gate of the residency.
W V a A -w. sO I a . .. ..I
rLS; L 3 LB UL I A lO , ; ;an,iV,,ug hall, but then was used
' 1 At this Dart tne auipina-
i.aik place, and all 'en
Have a number of bargainfl in
o land in Sioux county.
1.1..- s A
died. The heat was so great ana .ue ne-
Insufficient that the poor ieo.
oi r.-over from the loss of blood. I Ley
,l,l Amuutalions wcr i"-
Ithoiit chloroform. All the anaeaine..
e.hausted. A Iranure a. ...
climates ami tinner on..-.
m-iiuiil nave !-,..,
rlvr,iriTiD- to bUV Or 8611 FCal
estate should not fail to
call on them.
lcoced, taxes paid
to easy con-
valescetice here proven i..n..
"Yonder was Ir. Fayrer's house, who
the surgeon of ' I,m'T "" ' "
. Vl.torin's doctor. This upper
: .ml there hir
room as tne oim-er.
Henry Uwrct.ee. our dear commam e
w. a wounded. While he sat there a shel
.truck the room, snd ' '-t.'l
that he had better leave the room, but he
1 ' , e and e.id. 'I-ignl
..me nh.ee.' Ilsrdly had he
..id this when another
i,i..h and he "
. . . . k,.i,u. on
I H?r.., - ........ , . ,
P"'r . . ... . T .!. Indian s.TVic
I e 11 so ifi " - - .
and he hsd staneo ....."
health, but gelling .
Kngllsh fjovernmeni ir
. ..... l.ll.. I,,r
remain t " .""
shell tore 11IT his
carrn-1 dying In'" IT-
the other side of the
iug to him for wisdom and courage, Sir
Henry ia dying."
Our escort described tbe scene unique,
tender, beautiful, and overpowering aud
while I stood ua the very spot where tbe
sighs and groans of tbe besieged and lac
erated and broken-hearted met tbe wbix
of bullets, and the demoniac bisa of burst
ing shells, and the roar of batteries, my
escort gave me the particulars
A Olatry to Christendom.
"Aa soon aa Hir Henry waa told that he
bad not many houra to live be asked tbe
chaplain to administer to him the holy
communion. lie felt particularly anxious
for tbe safety of the women in the resi
dency, who at any moment might be sub
jected to the savages who howled around
the residency, their breaking in only a
matter of time unless re-enforcements
should come. He would frequently say
to those who surrounded bis death couch:
'Save the ladies. God help the poor
women and children T
"He gave directions for the desperate
defense of the place. He asked forgive
ness of all those whom he might unin
tentionally hare neglected or offended.
He left a message for all his friends. He
forgot not to give directions for the care
of his favorite horse. He charged the offi
cers, saying: 'By no means surrender.
Make no treaty or compromise with the
desperadoes. Die fighting.' He took
charge of the asylum he had established
for the children of soldiers. He gave di
rections for his burial, saying: 'No non
sense, no fuss. lA-t me be buried with
the men.' He dictated his own epitaph,
which I read above his tomb: 'Here lies
Henry Lawrence, who tried to do his
duty. May the Ixird have mercy on hia
"He said, 'I would like to have a pas
sage of Scripture added to the words on
my grave, such as, "To the Iird our
HiA belong mercies and forgiveness,
though we have rebelled against him."
Isn't it from ltanlel? 80 as brave a man
ns England or India ever saw expired.
The soldiers lifted the cover from his
face and kissed him before they carried
him out. Tbe chaplain offered a prayer.
Then they removed the great hero amid
the rattling hnil of the guns and put him
dowu among other soldiers burled at tbe
All of which I state for the benefit of
th.we who would have us believe that
the Christian religion is fit only for worn
en in the eighties and children under
seven. There was glory enough in that
departure to halo Christendom.
"There." sold our escort, "Bob the
Nailer did the work."
"Who was Bob the Nailer?"
"Oh. he was the African who sat at
that point, and when any one of our men
ventured across the road he would drop
him with a rifle ball. Kob was a sure
marksman. The only way to get across
the road for water from the well waa
to wait until bis gun flashed and then in.
stantlr croHS before he bad time to load
The only way we could get rid of him
was by digging a mine under the house
where he waa hidden. When the house
was blown up Bob the Nailer went with
I said to him, "Had you made up your
minds what you and the other sufferers
would do in cane the fiends actually broke
"Oh, yes!" said my eBcort. "We had
It all planned, for the probability was
everv honr for nearly five months thnt
thev would break in. You must remeov
ber it was 1,K0 against 60,000, and for
the latter part of the time it was
against HO.OoO. and the residency and the
earthworks around It were not put up for
.h .n attack. It was only from the
merer of iod that we were not massacred
soon after the besiogement. We were re
solved not to allow ourselves to get into
the hands of those desperadoes. Kou must
her that we and all the women had
heard of the butchery at Cnwnpur, and
knew what defeat meant. If unable
to hold out any longer, we would have
Mown ourselves up, and all gone out of
An Awfal Prison.
"Show me," I "aid, "the rooms where
th. w,,men and children staid during
iknu awful months."
Thon we crossed over, and went down
i, th,. cellar of the residency. With
.h,lHr of horror indescribable I entered
the cellars where 0! women anq cnmiren
had been crowded riutil the whole floor
was full. I know the exact number, for
1 , ., , ..A tholr names on the roll. As
,.r .h ladies wrote in her diary
speaking of these women: "They
lay upon the floor fitting into each other
like bits In a pu!." Wires had obtained
from their husbands the promise that the
husbands would shoot them rather than
let them fall into the hands of these des
perado.. The women within the resi
dency were kept on the smallest allow
ance that would maintain life. No oppor
,i,y of privacy. The death angel and
the birth angel touched wings as they
aed Flies, mosquitoes, vermin in full
possession of the pla.-e. and these women
n momentary expectation tha the en
raged stages would rush ,.,.. them In a
. . r nhleh c ub and sword and
rioien.T. . -- , , . ,.
i milder forms.
-t in M u Hiram mm hhm
,he brsvery of these women ley did not
i l lir They encouraged the soldiery.
wailed 0 U.e wounded and dying
n ' leh"t.UI.They gave P '"'-
t hl,1ers of the grapethot. They
'". h other when their children
rs 01 sympii."J " , .
offer. lliey fiiuurni
They prepared Iheir
to recover lit'
as IbiinhnX the
queaieu . ,Un(.m),
farmfl rented, etc
I at WAUWU Mil Mvmm -
... ; 1 k...l
f reaeeing 0 alege of this resiliency ,..
a , T manr of the rooms with gram, Willi
! urlh"-h h residency would have b
gWed ,0 -urrender. There wets ..I-
"""" : . 1-... hla res dency nee ..
taken oy mm . .... . 0lB
and char.. "" '" ,
... ih. nonH-w.
sti. h pray
only women can
wltllo.II cniiii'i"'"'- ,
rm were on the way . hefln
1 one. , Tlav,..
1 U lfl H'l ,,"". - "
ulou.h ot a u sgu waJ,bnt the
telllnir 'Tlavelochad ben
next news was ""., , ni(nt
racillatlon 7T" " ,h. .una of relief
But one da "7" 'rer Yet all th
with armed miscreants, and evrr tep of
Havelock and his army was contested
firing from housetops, firing from win
dows, firing from doorways.
' 8Btlanent and Poetry.
I asked our friend if he thought that
tbe world-famous story of a Scotch lass in
ber delirium hearing tbe Scotch bagpipes
advancing with the Scotch regiment was
true story. He said he did not know
but that it was true. Without this man's
telling me I knew from my own observa
tion that delirium sometime quickens
some of the faculties, and I rather think
the Scotch lass in her delirium did hear
the slogan. I almost heard it myself aa I
stood inside the residency while my e
cort told of the coming on of the Seventy
eighth Highland regiment.
"Were you present when Havelock
came in?" I asked, for I could suppress
he question no longer. His answer came:
"1 waa not at the moment present, bnt
with some other young fellows I saw sol
diers dancing while two Highland pipers
played, and I said, 'What is all this ex
citement about? Then we came up and
saw that Havelock was in, and Outram
was In, and the regiments were pouring
in. Here it is the embrasure through
which they came."
As we stood there, although the scene
was thirty-seven years ago, I saw them
come in Havelock pale ana sick, Dut
triumphant, and Outram, whom all the
equestrian statues in Calcutta and
Europe cannot too grandly present.
The Orave of Havelocfc.
About fonr miles from tbe residency I
isited the grave of Havelock. The
scenes ot nardsnip ana seir-sacnnce
through which he had passed were too
much for mortal endurance, and a few
davs after Havelock left the residency
which he had relieved he lay' in a tent
dying, while his son, whom I saw in Iin
don on my way here, was reading to the
old hero the consolatory Scriptures. The
telegraph wires had told all nations that
Havelock was sick unto death. He baa
received tbe message of congratulation
from Queen Victoria over his triumphs
and had been knighted, and such a recep
tion as England never gave to any man
since Wellington came back from Water
loo awaited his return. But he will nev
er again see his native land. He has led
his last army and planned the last bat
tle. Yet be Is to gain another victory.
He declared It when in his last hours he
said to ien. Outram:
"I die happy and contented. I have for
forty years so ruled my life that when
death came I might face it without fear.
To die is gain."
Sir Henry Havelock. the son in whose
arms the father died, when 1 came
through Ixindon invited three of the he
roes of I.ucknow to meet me at his table,
and told me concerning his father some
most insnirinir and Christian things. He
"My father knew not what fear was.
He would sny to me in the morning, as
he came out of his tent, 'Hnrry, have you
read the book T
" 'Have you said your prayers?1
"'Have yon had your breakfast?"
" 'Come. then, and let us mount and
go out to be shot at and die like gentle
The three other heroes at Lucknow at
that table told of (en. Ilnvelock other
things just as stirring. What a speech
that was Havelock made to his soldiers
as he started for Cawnpur. India!
"Over 200 of our race are still alive in
Cawnpur. With God's help we will save
them from death. I am trying you se
verely, inv men, but I know what you are
The enthusiasm of his men was well
suggested by the soldier lying osleep, and.
Havelock riding along, his horse stum
bled over the soldier and awoke him, and
the soldier, recogniling the General, cried
out. cheerily: "Make room for the uen
eral! God bless the General!"
Havelock's Ini mortal Ksm".
A plain monument marks Havelock's
grave, but the epitaph Is as beautiful and
comorehensive as anything I have ever
seen, and I cooied it then and there, and
it is as follows:
"Here rest the mortal remains of
Henry Havelock, Major General in the
British army and knight commander of
the bath, who died at Dilkoosha, Luck
now, of dysentery, produced by the hard
ships of a campaign in which he achieved
immortal fame, on the 24th of November,
18S7. He was born on the 0th day of
April, 1715, at Bishops, Wennouth, coun
ty Durham, Knglnnd; entered the army
IKlTi; came to India 1823 and served there
with little interruption till his death. He
bore an honorable part in the wars of
Burma, Afghanistan, tbe Mahratta cam
paign of 1843 and the Sutlej of 1845.
Is not that magnificent? But I said,
while standing at Havelock's grave, Why
does not England take his dust to her
self, and in Westminster Abbey make him
a pillow ?
In ail her history of wars there is no
name so magnetic, yet she has express
ed nothing on this man's tomb. His
widow reared the tombstone. Do you say
"It him sleep in the region where he
did his grandest deeds?"
Tbe same reason would have buried
Wellington in Belgium, and Von Moltke
at Versailles, and Grunt at Vicksburg,
and Stonewall Jackson far away from
his beloved Islington. Va. Take him
home, O England! The rescuer of the
men, women and children at Lucknow!
His car now dulled ould not hear the
roll of the organ when it sounds through
the venerable abbey the national anthem
but It would hear the same trumpet that
brings up from among those sacred walls
the form of Outram, his fellow hero in
the overthrow of the Indian mutiny. I-et
Psrllament make appropriation from the
national treasury mid some great war
ship under some favorite admiral sail
across Mediterranean and Arabian Seaa
and wait at Bombay harbor for the com
ing of this conqueror of conquerors, and
then, saluted by the shipping of all free
nations, let him pass on and pas up and
come under the arche of the abbey and
along tbe alale where have been carried
the tnightiaat dead of many otntnri.
THEY SLANDERED HER.
Subeequeot Occasion She Will
iUs Heavily Prepared.
A woman whoae H.g waa . not far
from 50, and whose avoirdupois was
close upon 200 pounds, arrived at th
Detroit and Milwaukee depot tne other
morn leg with a bulky satchel In one
hand and a pillow-slip stuffed full of
something In the other, and the special
policeman standing at tbe entrance tm
sooner caught sight of her red face
than he realized what was coming.
Look here!" she began, aa she halt
ed before him and dropped her bag
gage to wipe her face. 'I want about
forty different people arrested."
Yes'm. Anything wrong, ma'am?"
I should say there was. I am going
out to Royal Oak to see my sister. I
bad scarcely left my house when a bo
calls out, 'Ah, there, my fairy r Can't
be be arrested for such sass as that?"
"Hardly, ma'am, though it'a very Ill-
Of course it is! I'm no fairy! Feel of
that arm. Pat me on the back. Am I
a shadow of a fairy or a solid chunk of
humanity on my way to see my sister.
who weighs twenty-five pounds more n
Yon are no fairy, ma'am,' replied
And I hadn't gone a block before a
potato-peddler in a wagon sung out.
There's uiy daisy!' Officer, you have
"Do I resemble that fragile flower?
There's a pair of arms which can lift a
barrel of pork."
No, ma'am, yon do not resemble a
daisy not unless they've got out a new
brand which I haven't seen. That ped
dler ought to be arrested, but I'm afraid
we couldn't liud him."
And a little further on," she contin
ued, as she wiped at her face, "a man
standing In front of a saloon called out
to me, 'Only a pansy blossom.' Officer,
you have seen pansies?"
"Do pansies wear No. 6 shoes and tip
the beam at 197 pounds?"
"No, ma'am you are no pansy. That
man ought to be arrested, but now he
is probably safe In Canada. Anything
' Yes; somebody had something to
say every few rods, and I'm mad all the
way through. So I can't have nobody?
"Hardly, ma'am not under the cir
cumstances." "Well, if the law don't cover such
cases, they want to look out for me!
I'U be back in four days, and I shall be
carrying a pumpkin, a cat, a bedqullt.
half a bushel of apples, a jar of pickles,
two squashes, and some other things
which my sister 1b going to give me. I
shall walk home, same as I walked
down here. Some one will call me hia
fiiiry, or pansy, or forget-me-not, and
I'll drop them things and " . .
"And what, ma'am?"
She struck her left hand with her
right, doubled up her fist and placed It
against the officer's nose, and hoarsely
"And he won't forget-me-not, and
don't you forget it!" Free Press.
Leon Llllenfeld, a young chemist and
assistant of Prof. Kossel, has made a
discovery which scientists here deem
of great importance for the future,
though In itself it is, perhaps, not of '
great moment He has succeeded In
preparing artificially a chemical pro
duct which possesses all the properties
of soluble peptones, Including those of
easy digestibility. Werner von Sie
mens It was who, in 1886, prophesied
that chemistry by and by would be able
to prepare, out of waste material m
nature, food stuffs, suited to the human
palate and stomach. JThls discovery by
young Llllenfeld is looked upon here
as the first step In that direction. The
second one, perhaps, 1m the invention off
"wood bread," more correctly speaking
sawdust bread, which Is now being
baked In a Berlin establishment at the
rate of 200 hundredweight a day. The
mixture Is two-thirds to three-fourths
sawdust, and one-third or one-fourth
rye flour. By a chemical process tbs
sawdust loses Its texture and taste, and
liberates its saccharine and nutritive
elements, which, In combination with
the rye flour, are baked Into biscuits
and bread. The price of this bread Is
Ave murks l$1.25 per hundredweight.
Thus far it has been used solely as food
for the horses of the large Berlin horse
car company, one horse disposing of
from twenty to thirty pounds of this
delicacy a day. Evening Post.
An Aluminum Boat.
An aluminum torpedo boat built by
Yarrow for the French government,
has just had a trial on the Thames.
The boat Is 60 feet long, 0 feet 3 Inches
beam, and weighs with the water In Its
boilers 9 tons 8 hundred weight, tbe hull
alone weighing just two tons. The ma
terial used was tin alloy of 04 per cent
of aluminum aud (1 per cent, of copper.
A striking result obtained from using
the lighter metal was a gain of 3Vb
knots over the steel boat of the same
model, tbe aluminum boat making 204
knots; but It was also made possible to
use thicker scantling," which stiffened
the boat so that the vibration was not
appreciable. The boat Is easier to lift
and more buoyant In the water. , Tba
cost of the metal waa over llflOO, or '
twice as mocb aa a steal boat of tha
same model. Philadelphia Ledger.
;,h,,i,e when all the people
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