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JM&oyx County Journal,
HAUKISOX, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1894.
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fMTABLlSHED 1688 J
x r. etna,
a 1. OtfflWOLD, CaahW.
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL. $30000.
Uicacto a General Banking Business.
TALM AGE'S SERMON.
TELLS OF THE HORRORS OF
WAtwu. Bam, K.w York,
UV'ts tTAWi NaTKnix, Ba. Oroaaa,
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
OLD 05 ALL PARTS OF IlOfl.
A E. PHINNEY, Proprietor.
Pure Drugs, Medicines, Paints,
Oils and Varnishes.
L"criptions Carefully Compounded
Day or Night.
sinn & SMILEY,
eal Estate Agents,
Have a number of bargains in
pfiO land in Sioux county.
tics desiring to buy or eell
estate should not fail to
call on them.
leased! taxes paid for
jn-rccidehto; forms rented, eta
HUdool.m .nd Moh.mmedl-, ..
They El.t-Th. H.rdenin,
Proc.w of Bia-Orphlc Btorr of the
MUMCre t Uwopar, India.
Tale of th n. . .
'T. T&Ininra a. O l , .
throuh the pres. th .econd f hi, round
7 ' ' ( "y of Blood." and the text
elected being- I'salms rxlL, T: "Our
"" "' ""TM at the grave', mouth,
when one cutteth and cleaveth wood
im uie eann. Hut min UQ
thee, U God. the Lord."
,Jh.?a1h J"U n",,r r"ad ,hl text from
he Bible. I read a. cut by chisel into
the tx-.if.lal of a cross beneath which lit
msny of tht murnv r- t-
Ha. Two h.Mira and ten minutes after Ita
"""""nee J""I'h Lee of the Hhropahlre
regiment of f,,t rde In upon the Cawn
pur niasna.-re. R waa the firnt man I
tt"t at Oawuimr. I wanted to hear the
tory from iv,tiif one who had Wn here
In 1W7, and hardly wait until th
how. were put to the carriage, and Mr.
aeate.1 witlyia, atarted for thea-ene.
The Ktory of the Muoaacre.
It anj that all the worat paaniona of
the century wre to be Imperaonatcd by
one man, and he Nana Sahib, and our ea
eort at (.'awnpur, knew the man person
ally. I .aid; "Mr. Lee, was there any
peculiarity In Nnna Sahlb'a appearance?"
The reply wn: "Nothinic very peculiar.
II waa a dull, laiy, cowardly, aenaual
mau, brought up to do nothing and want
ed to (Vintliiue on the aame scale to do
rMt what Mr. Lee told me and from
all I could learn in India Nana Bnhib or
dered the nmnMirre In that rtty from aheer
refeng. Hi. father iiUlicated the throne,
and the Kugli.h puid him annuitlly a pen-"i-n
of When the futher died,
'he Kiigliah oveniuiiiit declinwl to pay
i he xime H'imiori to the ami, and the
: . niinn iiiu ..pui 1 1- w an II in re v I'ue. Ul'll
eral Vli4-el r, the Khgliahman who had
command f thin city, Hlthniigh often
R.irued, could not see that the acpoys
were planning tor Inn deatruetion una
that of all bin regimeiiU and all the Euro
peaua in Caw npur.
A itcmarliable Document.
Mr. Ix-e exfiluined all thin to me by the
fact that (ieneriil Wheeler had married a
native, and he naturally took her atory
time for the proclamation from Nana 8a-
tiin nan cotop. and auch a document went
forth aa ne?er tfore liad seen the light
of day. J give only an extract:
"Aa by tlx- kimlneaa of od, and the
g'jod fortune of the Emperor, all the
'hri!iHti who were at Delhi, I'oonah,
Sattara and other placea, and eren thoae
5,'x pO Ktiropeim noldiera who went in di
giiiw Into the furncr city and were dis
foer!, are ilemmyed and aent to hell by
tiippiou.aml sugariouii troops who are firm
to their religion, and a they have all been
Conquered In the present government and
an no trace of them ia left in theae places
It la the duty of all the subjects and ser
vants of the government to rejoice at the
delightful intelligence and carry on their
respective work with comfort mid ease.
As by the bounty of the glorious Al
mighty and the enemy destroying fortune
of the emperor the yellow-faced and uar-ruw-iuindcl
peopl have Wn aent to hell,
aud Oiwnpur Im l"eu conquered, it is
necessary that nil the subjects and land
owners aud government servants should
be as obedient to the present government
as they haw- been to the former one; that
It is the incumbent duty Of all the peas
ant and landed proprietors of every dis
trict to rejoice at the thought that the
, ;,..! I.v,. Keen sent to hell, and
t , ill i.' o '
bolh the Hindoo and Mob.aiume.lan re
ligions have been confirmed, ami iuai
thet should, as usual, be obedient to the
authorities of the government and never
. . io,t saainst themselves
suiter J , .1 .
to reach the ears of the higher author-
..if. t w Is this?" I .aid to our
tacort as the carriage halted J
bailment. "Here, lie sa ,
trenrhment wher the I hriKlluna m
rawnpur took refuge, it is me tr
f a wall which at the time of the mutiny
was only four feet high, Miiud which,
with Do .halter from the aim, the heat at
IM d.greea, 440 men and 5l women
and children den near. u.......
.. .i . t n,,d milit nens was the
daily ration and only two well, near bj,
the on la which they buried their dead
buM they had no time to bury theW
In the earth ami me !" . ....
,)B which the artillery of the cuemy play
to that It 'X,,'W M'vn 1
to MM 4 lh y .II-t or .hrtl.
ft h-isand jelling llln.l. out.ldfl
this frail wall and IM anffenng. dying
.pleln.i.le. In addition to the army of
KHlnd-H- and Moslems an invisible
rmy of si.kuesse, oop.-l uH.n them.
8e w-nt racing tid "nder
l.thers dr..pH uteler l.l.b ty. A s nrv-
S "-HI-U feverwl. aunstruck ghast
i7,toup. wnlilD to die. Why did not
ml the annihilate the now les
nwt. htdw ' ,K-
l:Cl mZ; tigers. There-
rY Nan Sahib
Christian woman. '
' " General Wt-Ir
handed aim a pnu-'"- , , .
era Wheeler and his t.ien wo.il.l P
Uielr weap.m, Nana Ha & w'u
,ral Wheeler , wi.e - -
trust the nativei. and " f 1 'T, In
. tn.M was great Joy in ,nP ,n
treaty. There ( was gr ;
trenchtnent tbat Bigni-
tsitioa they went oat and got plenty of
water to drink and water for a good
wah. The hunger and thirst and ex
posure from the coneumlnf ion, with the
thermometer from 120 to 140, would
oeaae. Mothers rejoiced at the prospect
of saving their children. The young la
diea of the intrenchment would eecape
the wild tea. la In human form. On the
morrow, true to the promts, carta were
ready to transport thoae who were too
much exhausted to walk.
"Oet In the carriage,- laid Mr. Lee,
"and we will rid to the banks of the
Cangea, for which the liberated combat
ants and non-combatant started from
this place." And we rode on to the
Oangee and got out at a Hindoo temple
tandlng on the banka, "Now," aaid Mr.
um, nere is the place to which General
Wheeler and his people came under the
eaeort of Nana Sahib." Aa the women
were getting into the boats Nana Sahib
otjected that only the aged and ln8nn
Women and children should go on board
the boats. The young and attractive
women were kept oot Twenty-eight
boats were filled with men, women and
children and Boated oat Into the river.
Each boat contained ten armed natives.
Then three boata, fastened together,
were brought tip, and General Wheeler
and hia staff got in. Although ordera
were given to start, the three boata were
somehow detained, At thla Juncture a
boy of 12 years of age hoisted on the top
of the Hindoo temple on the bank two
flags a Hindoo and a Mohammedan flag
t which signal the boatmen and armed
natives jumped from the boats and swam
for the ehore, and from innumerable guns
the natives on the bank fired on the boats
and masked batteries above and below
roared with destruction, and the boata
sank with their precious cargo, and all
went down save three strong swimmers,
who got to the opposite shore. Thoe
who struggled out near !y were dashed
to death. Nana Kahili e-.i his staff, with
their swords, slashed to pieces General
Wheeler and his staff, who had not got
well away from the shore.
The Climax of I i ibollnm.
I aald that the yours and attractive
women were not allott.-.i to get into the
boat. These were mar. ;.i-d away under
the guard of the seiKiya.
"Which way?" I Inquired. "I will show
you," said Mr. Lee. Again we took seats
In the carriage and Btarted for the cli
max of desperation and diabolism. Vow
we are on the way to a bummer house,
called the snj-ojUy rooms. It had two
rooms, each 20 by 10, and aome window
less closets, and here were Imprisoned
liOtJ helpless people. It was to become
fhe prison, of these women and children.
Some of. these sepoys got permission of
Nana Sahib to take one or more of these
ladles to their own place on the promise
that they should be brought back to the
summer garden next morning. A daugh
ter o General Wheeler was so taken
and did not return. She afterward mar
ried the Mohammedan who bad taken her
to his tent. Some Sepoys amused them
selves by thrusting children through with
bayonets and holding them up before
their mothers in the summer house. All
the doors closed, and the sepoys standing
guard, the crowded women and children
waited their d.om for eighteen dnya and
nights amid sickness and flies and stench
Then Nana Sahib heard that Havelock
was coming, and his name was a terror
to the sepoys. Lest the women and chil
dren Imprisoned in the fuimmer house
should be liberated 100 mi n verc ordered
to fire through the windows, but they
fired over the heads of the imprisoned
ones, and only a few were killed. Then
Nana Sahib was In a rage and ordered
professional butchers from among the
lowest of the gypsies to go at the work.
Five of them with hatchets and swords
and knives began the work, but three of
them collapsed and fainted under the
ghastliness. And it was left to two butch
ers to complete the slaughter. The butch
ers came out exhausted,, thinking they
had done their work, and the doors were
closed. But when the.v were again open
ed three women and three boys were still
alive. All these were soon dispatched,
and not a Christian or a European was
left In Cawnpur. The murderers were
paid fifty cents for eacn lady slain. The
Mohammedan, assassins dragged by
the hair the dead bodies out of the sum
mer house and threw them Into the well,
by which I stood with such feelings as
you cannot imagine. But after the muti
lated bodies had been thrown Into the
well the record of the scene remained in
hieroglyphics of crimson on the floor and
wall of the slaughter house. An eyewit
ness sas that as he walked In the blood
was shoe deep? and on this blood were
tufts of hair, pieces of muslin, broken
combs, fragments of pinafores, chil
dren's straw hats, a card case containing
a curl with the Inscription, "Ned's hair,
with lore," a few leaves of an Rplsco
pal prayer book; also a book entitled
"Preparation for Denth," a Bible on
the fly leaf of which was written, "For
darling mamma, from her affectionate
daughter, Isabella Blair," both the one
who presented it und the one to whom it
was presented departed forever.
A Ohantly Wclf.
When the Kngllsh and Scotch troops
came upon the scene, their wrath was ad
great that General Nell had the butchers
nrrested, and before being shot compelled
them to wipe up Part of tne noor ot this
place of massacre, this being the worst of
their punishment, for there is nothing a
Hindoo so hates as to touch blood.
When Havelock came upon the scep,
he had this order annulled. The well was
nw not only full of human bodies but
corpses pIM on ,h 0U,Midc- The soid'er
w,.re for many hours engaged in covering
Much criticism haa been made of Sir
Henry Havelock and Sir Collh Campbell
Wause of the exterminating Work they
aa with these sepoy. Indeed It a
.wfui My -"rt Mr h" toia m
?h..Vhe saw the sepoy fasteued to the
Lulhs of cannon, and then the ,un,
would lira, Md for a few second fan
Z d be nothing btit smok and a i the
Zl Z began to lift fragment, of flesh
Sfi 'found as K
You may do your own critldani. Iim
Sre- no opinio.. Tber. can b. no
donbt, however, that that mode of finally
treating the sepoy broke the back of ths
mutiny. The Hindoo found that ths
European could play at the same gam
which the Asiatic had started. The plot
was organised for the murder of all th
Europeans and Americana in India. Co
der ita knives and bludgeons American
Presbj terianlem lost its glorious mission
aries, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, Rev.
Mr. and Mrs. McMullln, Rev. Mr. and
Mr. Johnson, Iter. Mr. and Mrs. Free
man. The work of slaughter had been
begun In all directions on an appalling
scale, and the commanders of the English
army made up their minds that this was
the best way to stop it. A mild and gen
tle war with the sepoy was an Impossi
bility. The natives of India ever and
anon have demonstrated their cruelty. 1
stood on the very spot in Calcutta where
the native of India in 1756 enacted that
scene which no other people on earth
could have enacted.- The Black Hole
prison has been torn down, but a stone
pavement 20 feet by 20 indicates the
ground covered by the prison. The build
ing bad two small windows and was in
tended for two or three prisoners. These
natives of India crowded into that one
room 20 feet by 20 feet 146 European.
The midsummer heat, the suffocation,
the trampling of one upon another, the
groaning and shrieking and begging and
praying of all ara matters of history. The
sepoys that night held lights to the small
windows and mocked the sufferers. Then
all the' sounds ceased. That night of
June 20, 1756, passed, and 123 corpses
were takeri oot Only 23 people of the
146 wer alive, and they had to be pulled
out from under the corpses. Mrs. Carey,
who survived, was taken by the Indian
nabob into bis harem and kept a pris
oner six year. Lucknow in 1857 was
only an echo of Calcutta in 1756. Dur
ing th mutiny of which I have been
speaking natives who had been in the
service of Europeans and well treated by
them, and with no cause of offense, would
at the call of the mutineers and without
any compunction, stab to death the fath
ers and mothers of the household and
dash out the brains of the children.
Christianity or Hindoolam.
These natives are at peace now, but
give them a chance, and they will re-enact
the scenes of 1756 and 1857. They look
upon the English as conquerors and
themselves as conqueed TJif mutiny of
1507 occurred Wause the British Gov
ernment was too lenient and put in places
of trust and in command, of forts too
many of the natives. I call upon Eng
lifnd to atop the present attempt to palli
ate the natives by allowing them to hold
positions of trust.
I am no alarmist, but the ojrly war
that these Asiatics can be kept from an
other mutiny is to put them out of power,
and I say beware, or the Lucknow and
Cawnpur and Delhi martyrdoms 9ver
which the hemispheres have wept will be
eclipsed by the Lucknow and Cawnpur
ana eini martyrdoms to be enacted. 1
speak of what I have seen and heard. I
give the opinion of every intelligent Eng
liahman and Scotchman and Irishman
and American whom I met in India.
Prevention is better than enre. I do not
say it is better that England rule India.
I say nothing against the right of India
to rule herself But I do say that the
moment the native population of India
think there is a possibility of driving back
Europeans from India they will make the
attempt, and that they have enough
cruelties, for the time suppressed, which
if let loose would submerge with carnage
everything from Calcutta to Bombay, and
from the Himalayas to Coromandel. .
Now, my friends, go home after what
I have said to see the beauties of the Mo
hammedlansm and Hindooism which
many think it will be well to have intro
duced into America, and to dn'ell upon
what natural evolutidti will do where it
has had its unhindered way for thou
sands of years, and to think upon the
wonders of martyrdom for Christ's sake,
and to pray more earnest prayers for the
missionaries, and to contribute more
largely for the world's evangelization,
and to be more assured than ever that
the overthrow of the idolatries pfna
tions is soch a stupendous work that
nothing but an omnipotent God thavugh
the gospel of Jesus Christ can over
achieve it. AmenI -r. " -
ANIMALS AND SPEECH.
EXCUSABLE THEN IF EVER.
wcaiiag Over th Telephone Deelart
to H Not a Crime In Georg-1.
The conclusion of Banker F. M.
Coker'g caaa before Judge A tidy
Calhoun yesterday afternoon develop jd
several interesting points of law, says
the Atlanta Constitution. Can a man
be held amenable, tor using profane
language over a telephone when speak
ing to a lady? la the use of the ex
pression, "damn f ol, " aooording to
the latest legal authorities, profane
language In the technical senae?
After the recorder decided that Mr.
Coker oonld not be held responsible
for any disorder according to the city
code, the case hinged on these two
quest on. . Both were decided in the
negative, and no fine was imposed.
The case was called In regular session
of court yesterday. Miss Bridges and
the other young ladies employed at
the telephone exchange were not
present, and no private hearing was
asked for. '
In rendering his decision Judge Cal
houn gave a brief review of the whole
ca-te. He did not think that any public
disorder had been created. "A man
might curse a';l ciay," he aid, "through
the telephone, and then be guilty of
i- He stated that the 'aw was defective
regarding the use of profane language
through the telephone. A person was
guilty if he uied profane or oppro
brious language In the presence of a
female. It Said nothing about a man
cursing through t e 'phone.
"Taking everything into considera
tion,'' he paid, "1 do not think that Mr.
Colter U gui ty of creating any public
disorder, and 1 will dlamiws the case."
Relics of the Humana,
In the museum at Mayence, Ger
many, there are several Iron-tipped
pile, which were used by the Romans
2,000 yean ago In the construction of
a bridge near that placa.
A Cat and Do that Understood What
A lady In Thomastown, Ga... has a
cat named Fanny, of whom .he ia very
fond. Fannie had three little kittens,
and the other day her mistress aaid to
the servant: "I can't keep all thoae kit
tens; I mast have them drowned.'
Fannie was in the kitchen and she trot
ted right away to ber family. The next
day she and the three kittens were
missing. Several day. after Fannie
appeared without her kitten.. Her mis
tress caught her up and stroked her
fur. "Fannie," she said, "go right and
get your kitten.; they will be starved."
Within half an hour the cat wa. back
with her kittens, and nothing more na.
been said about drowning them.
Your editor, too, knew a fine old do,
a great, shaggy, shepherd dog, whose
name was Diogenes. He lived on a
farm In the western part of the State,
and for years wa. a very useful mem
ber of the household, driving the sheep
and cows to pasture, and going after
them, looking after the babies when
they were out of doors, and watching
the house at nights. But, as the year,
went on, Dl grew old and feeble. He
lost his teeth, became almost blind, and
coughed a wheezy cough that wa. not
pleasant to listen to. He wonld'nt
May out of doors, either, but wanted to
He by the Are constantly, aud one win
ter's night, a. he was stretched out on
the rug, aa usual, blinking In the blaze,
hi master, sitting by, said to his wlfei
"We'll have to dispose of Di, I think.
Blind, toothless, full of fleas and rheu
matism, and now with asthma hope
lessly fasteued upon him, he Is no com
fort to himself and is a nuisance to the
rest of us. To-morrow I'll take him up
to the hill lot and give him a dose of
Diogenes lay still a few minute, after
that; then he got up, shook his shagg7
fur, and turned about He went to hi.
master and rubbed his knee, and then
walked oyer to his mistress and l.iid
his head on "her lap. She pattc l him.
and he went on to the baby of the fam
ily, now almost grown, Who had
his playmate for years. He reaelie-O out.
"Poor old Dl, good Di!" and Dl guiyci
the longest with him, rubbing agal'ns
his knee, and lookjpg up into his face
again and again. But at last he pulled
himself away and walked to the door,
opening It with a toss of his nose, as he
could, and walked out He was neve?
een again. His tracks were traced in
the snow the next day down to the
road, where they were lost among many
others. He was well known all about
the neighborhood, and many Inquiries
were made for him for miles around,
but Dl was never heard from again.
. Necessary Precaution.
A few summers ago a crowded coach
started for one of those excursions
which take place dally during the sea
son in, the English lake district. Just
as a very steep descent was being ap
proached the passengers heard the
guard suggest to the driver he advisa
bility of putting the drag on and ap
plying the brake. '
"I'll try It to-day without," said the
dauntless Jehu. "Hold , hard, ' ladies
and gentlemen;" and forthwith, gath
ering up his ribbons with the utmost
care, he started down the declivity at
a pace which was not a little terrifying
to a majority of the passengers.
"Have you a bit of chalk?" said one
solicitously to a pompous but nervous
old gentleman. : i
"CfealkS" jwu the Irritable reply.'
"Chalk, indeed! What can you want
with chalk at such a moment as this?'"
"Oh," wa the mischievous answer;
given in tone. 6f sad concern, "I as
Just thinking that some of our leg. and
arm. are likely to be flying about be
fore we reach the bottom of the hill,
and that It would be desirable for every
man to mark his own for the purpose of
Big ttavlariea of Opera Singers.
The fabulous sums paid opera sing
ers i. one of the curious phase, of the
atrical life. It 1. reported this season
that Tamagno, Jean de Resrke and
Mme. Melba, the Italian will receive
$1,600, the Pole $1,B00 and the Aus
tralian $1,200 a night With these enor
mous sums to the principals the man
agement could not afford to pay ex
travagant remuneration to the lesser
singers. Madame Eames, whose last
season was somewhat dimmed by ths
brilliant art of Melba and the mag
netic personality of Calve, will have
no Increase on the salary of $000 paid
to her during the operatic year of
1883 -'94. Sibyl Sanderson and Zelle do
Luasan will, It la hinted, receive $250
and $200. Mme. Nordic is said to
have been offered $20,000 for the sea
son, or at the rate of $400 a night
Thunder and Milk.
Science hag disproved the belief that
thunder sour. milk. It 1. now known
that the souring result, from a fungus
growth, and that this fungus la pecu
liarly fatal to nursing children. The
old-time rural belief was that the con
cussion from thunder acted mechanlo
ally upon tha milk, and first soured
and then solidified it It happen, that
milk sour, during or Just after thunder
itorms because the atmospheric con
dition then prevailing are usually of
a kind favorable to the rapid develop
ment of the fungus growth that soon1
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