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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
The Red Cloud Chief
PUHUg;n: wi:i:ki.y at
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA
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M. II. WARNER,
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER ;, WG.
IMIlor anil Proprietor.
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Stum- ItciiinHoiMe i:xiiiiitilif tlioht rano
ami J)Trliliit Axt.
i'eihaps tin: most familiar of uiyste-
lulls sounds are tho.se produced by tin
ventriloquist. Familiar, because al
most every country town lias been vis
it d by one or other of these ex
hibitois mysterious, because the leal
l inn-c of sound does not coi respond
wiili the ajijiarent. It lies within the
province of the anatomist or physiolo
gist to explain how it is that some men
(.ui sjumI. as If fi":iz the stomach in
:ti;sd of the throat, and without any
i- l'-ejitible movement of the lips. Uut
ie person who can do this, tlie ven
tuluquist, may make himself a mo.d
b wildcriiig deceiver to those "who
listen to him. Our power of determin
ing the exact, direction whence a sound
comes is less than we usually imagine.
lT is said that Saville Carey, who could
imitate the whistling of tho wind,
would sometimes amuse himself by e.
ci rising this art in a public colfce-housc.
Some of the guests at once rose to see
whether the windows wciequitc closed
while others would button up their
coats, as if cold. Sir Davi'1 l'.iewster
notices a ventriloquist of exceptional
.i.ill. St. caile, who one day entered a
chinch whcie some monks were la
menting the deatli of ;i bi other. Sud
denly they heaid a voice as if from
wr their beads, bewailing the condi
tion o! the depaited in purgatory, and
icproachiug them for their want ol
cal. Not .suspecting the trick, they fell
n their faces and chanted the Ic I'ro
Quidis. A committee appointed bythe
A cadeinie des Sciences to leport on tlie
phenomena of ventriloquism went
with SL (Idle to the house of a lady, to
whom they announced that they had
come to in estimate a case of a-rial
spirits .soiuewheie in the ucighhoi hood,
during tlie inteiiew she heaid v. hat
-be termed .spirit voices aboe her head,
underneath the lloor, and in distant
pai is of the room, ,-md w;t with I i 111
ult eoiixiuivd that the uly spirit
pM-sent was the vi-ulrilni-uistic voiceof
t. ( ill. Itrcwsler tells of anothe
master of litis art, Louis Ihahant, valet
V chambte of Francis I, whose suit
was rejected by tlie patents of a beau
tiful and weii endowed jLr.ii 1 with wSiom
lie was in loe. He called on tlie moth
er, after the death of the father, again
"Mo 1 1 rue ins ..uit.and while he was pies
M'ji she lieaui tlie voice of iter deceased
husband expressing leinorse for having
rejected Louis I'labanl, and conjuring
her to give her immediate consent to
the betrothal. Frightened. and alarmed,
V-he consented. I'rnhant, deeming it
desirable to behave Iiheralh in the mar
riage arrangements, but having not
much cash at command, resolved to tiy
whether ids entriloipiisiu would bens
eilicneious with a money -lending bank
er as it had been witit the widow, ("ail
ing on Hie old Usiiicr at Lyons, lie man-
aged that tlie conversation should turn
upon the .-"r'jiet of demons, specters,
and puigatoiy. Suddenly was heard tlie
voiceof the usurer's father, complain
ing of the horrible sufferings he was
enduring in purgatory, and saying ttiat
there was no way of obtaining allevia
tion except by his son advancing money
to the visitor for the sake of ransom
ing Christians fiom the hands of the
Turks. The usurer was terrified, but
loo much in love with his gold to yield
ai once. JSrahaut went next dav and
resumed the conversation, when shortly
afterwards were heard tin- voices of a
host of dead relations, all telling the
same terrible stoiy, and all pointingout
the only way of obtaining relief. The
usuier could resist no longer. He
placed 10,000 crowns in the hands of
the unsuspected ventriloquist, who, of
course, forgot to pay it over for the ran
som of the Christians, either in Turkey
or anywhere else. "When the usurer
learned afterwards how he had been
duped, lie died of vexation.
On Horace Hall's farm, m 1 loyal Oak
- Michigan, while Messrs. Smith and
1 nieroy were putting down a well,
i hey struck a sort of soft stone about
twelve inches thick, and after they had
drilled through it an explosion occurred
, i9 the report of a cannon, throwing
"the lools fully thirty feet in the air. Jt
5ili.cn began throwing out stones, sand,
etc. Some large stones were thrown
out, some of which weighed twelve
pounds. It then began to spout forth
white sand and smoke, whieh lasted for
T about nine hours.
den. Tom Thumb and his wife will
soon leave their home in Middlebor
ough, Mass., to continue through the
Canadas. their "farewell" appearances
before the public.
It has been ascertained that a large
organization of beggars exists inXew
York, presided over by a woman, and
having a Treasurer and Secretary.
Ann Eliza Young will rake Mormon
ism over the coals from the lecture-stand
9 again this coining se;ison.
Wendell Phillips says every Posi-j-iaster
should be elected by the men
who take their letters from the post
oilice. John .Bright will not come to this
country before 1S7S, and when becomes
usll lecture onlv in the large cities.
The eminent historical painter, Joseph
.Frankl, has just died in England, only
thirtv-eiffht years old.
GKNKUAL NEWS CONDKNSKI).
The latest intelligence from the
Xorthfield robbers is stat'-d that they
were, surrounded neai Minnesota Falls,
IJlue Earth county, Minnesota, and
their captuie was considered ceitain
Tho Jobbers were without horses, blank
ets or coats, and apparently had but
littl" to eat, except gieen corn. All
thete things they left in a camp which
they hurriedly vacated on the approach
of their pursuois On the evening of
Sept. Mth, two masked men boarded the
Utah Central railroad train, eight
miles noi th of San Francisco, gagged
Wells, Faigo A; Co.'s messenger, then
opened th safe and took out SlS.O'KJ,
and made their escape. Otliceis started
in pursuit or them n explosion oc
curred, .Sept. loth, at the Warren pow
der mills, Rockland, Maine, instantly
killing Lyman Jiehuer, one of the
workmen, and probably fatally injuring
another Mrs. Foster and daughter,
of Canterbury, N. II., while crossing a
railroad track in a buggy near Kast
Concord, sept, lath, were struck by an
engine, and Mrs. Foster instantly killed.
The daughter had both legs taken off
and cannot recover. Tho horse was
killed and the buggy demolished A
fu eat Canton, Md.,Sept. Mth, destroyed
the oil woiks. Loss, r?."i,omj The
Architectural Iron Works, of New
York, have failed liabilities -3:200,000,
of which Sll.OoO w;ls due to the work
men. A stable, with contents, including six
horses, w;is burned in Cincinnati, Sept
llth. Loss, SL',.r,oo. An adjoining stable,
containing two horses, w:isalso burned.
Watson ii Ch.nuibciiin's brick pa
per mill at Landville, 111., was burned
by incendiaries eaily on tho nioriiingof
Sept. l."th. Loss, $.10,000 ...The Khodo
Island de works at L'rovidence, II. I
were burned, Sept. Mth. Loss, $loo,ooo;
insurance, $o,oo-j The sale of the
Old South Church ill ISoston, for $100,
oi o, was perfected. Sept- 1.1th. The
building is to he used strictly :is a his
torical museum lohu Walker, the
principal owner of the London Tinus,
and tho inventor of the Walker Im
proved Press, has arrived in New York
from Fngland Over T.'J.OoO paying
isitors registered at the Centennial,
Sept. Mth. The c;ish receipts were over
$10,000 for the main grounds Sept.
Jt.st is fixed upon as the day on which
Hell (late in New York harbor is to lie
blown to pieces Margaret Seaburgh,
aged 7! years, was killed in New York,
on the night of Sept. Mth, with a club
by Daniel I'.ouine. He says lie had been
for a long while unable to find work,
and for this reason had been constantly
annoyed by his wife and the old wo
man A paity of foreign capitalists
lias been iewing the route of the Cov
ington, Columbus iV: Mack Hills rail
road, the first S.1 miles of which is com
pleted to I'onea, Nebnuska. Tho road
was projected, built and equipped to
the present terminus since tho first of
March this year. Arrangements have
been made to complete 1;10 miles this
year, and reach the I Slack Hills in 1S7T.
The yellow fever interments in
Savanah, Georgia, Sept. Mth, were 21.
Destitution is increasing. Atlanta con
tributes $2,000 for the sufferers, and
citizens of Charleston over $;5,ooo. The
city government of Charleston also
gives $1.000 Geo. Deoboun was
killed in St. Louis, SepL Mth, by the
falling of an elevator, and two other
persons were badly hurt.
Tlie cash receipts for admissions to
the Centennial, Sept. 10th, amounted t )
$i 1,891 1). B. licain, a prominen .
merchant of Patterson, N. J., has called
a meeting of his creditors; liabilities,
$:20,00o Abe Kleinman in Chicago,
Sept. lith,tihot, and it is supposed mor
tally wounded Charles Creightoi.,
during a heated political discussion
A fire on Duano street, New York,
Sept. Mth, caused damage to the amount
of $o5,000 Three saw mills at Crena.
Maine, burned on the night of Sept.
Mth. Loss, $:)0,000; insurance, $10,000.
The total number of yellow fever
interments in Savannah, Sept. lOtli,
were 21 On the evening of Sept. 8th,
Gen. Crook's command discovered a
hostile village of 30 lodges of Indians,
near the Slim Butte. He surprised them,
capturing the village, taking prisoners
and some ponies, and killing several
Indians. Among tho Indians was tho
chief American Horse, who died from
his wounds after surrendering. Lieut.
Van. Luttewitz of tire Sd cavalry, was
seriously wounded in the knee and leg.
and amputation was necessary.
A violent storm prevailed, Sept. 17th,
all along the Atlantic coast and through
out the Southern Gulf :uul Eastern and
Middle States, and even extending into
Canada. Much damage was done to
shipping, while houses were unroofed,
trees uprooted, and fences prostrated.
A number of fishing boats on Lake
Erie wero capsized and several lives
were lost Tho evidence in the trial
of Lee for participation in the Moun
tain Meadow massacre has just closed.
It shows that there were over 25 white
men on the ground when the massacre
occurred, who for the most part had
been deceived as to what was wanted of
them ; that not over a third of them
participated in the massacre, and even
some of these fired in the air; that the
Indians did the greater part of the
bloody work. Other evidence showed
that Lee confessed the deed, and justi
fied himself for committiDg it.... The
KagJe Hill haft clhery, near Phila
delphia, burned ."s-pt. 17th. I.".-s, $7-V
yj .V freight train broke through
the trestle work over Tom Paine.-)
slough, a branch ol the San Joaquin
river, on the Western Paeitie railroad,
Sept. Isth. Thirteen cai.- plunged into
the slough, and two pet sous weie killed.
J. S. Maj bwry, i e enue detective.
residing at Mount Springs, Alabama,
w;is brutally murdered on the night of
sept. Pith. The murderer shot him
through a rear door, seven Mieksho!
entered his head, ki!ln:: him instantly
The night was d.uk and the muid-ier
escaped. The general impression is
that the muiderer was one of a gang of
counterfeiters now under indictment,
nnd whose trial will soon come olf
John Dennett fatally shot Patrick
Duffer, in I5o3ton, on the evening of
Sept. 17th, while the latter was endeav
oring to break in Uennett'sdoor The
yellow fever interments in Savannah
Sept. Wit, wrc 2s ...The late.it news
from the scene of hostilities in the In
dian country is to the effect that the
Indians are desirous of giving up. In
Crook's attack at slim P.uttc botwec
two and three hundred Indians wrrv
killed. Col. Corlin reports that Kill
Kagle and Little Mound, with It o peo
ple, with all their aims and ammuni
tion and 100 ponies, had surrendered to
him at standing Hock, on the Mth of
September. Twenty-nine of the men
were in the light on the Little Dig Horn.
Four Jewish youths were drowned
at Montgomery, Alabama. Sept. 1'Jth,
by tho upsetting of a skiff The
schooner Charles 1L Sinitiekson, sunk
during a storm in Delaware I Jreak wa
ter, Sept. lyth. Seventeen passengers,
the captain, mate, one seaman and a boy
were drowned The boiler of a steam
thresher near Cantield, Ohio, exploded.
Sept. 19th, killing Newton Cuiniiiings,
Daniel Fox and Isaac Khoades, and
seriously injuring two others Tlie
pursuit of the Noithfield, Minn., hank
robbers lias been given up. Two of
them were followed into Dakota to a
jMiint between Sioux City and Yankton.
It is riot known in what direction the
other four escaped, hut it is supposed
they are out of the reach of the officers
of Minnesota A horrible murder
was perpetrated near Sterling, Itice
county, Kansas, on the morning of Sept.
lsth. That morning a man named
P.itton appeared in Sterling covered
with blood, with a bullet hole through
the back of his head, and another
through his upper lip. His story was
that he and a companion named Doug
lass were arrested for horse-stealing
and were en route from Wichita to
Great Uend in charge of deputised offi
cers, in a wagon shackled together, and
an ollicer riding on horseback behind.
At about sunrise one of the officers rode
up and shot Patton through the back
of the head. Douglass jumped up and
on bogging for his life, was shot through
the right temple, killing him instantly.
The bodies were thrown out of the
wagon. Seeing that Patton breathed
another shot was tired at him, the ball
passing through his lip. The bodies
were then dragged towards the Arkan
sas river about 200 yards, and the mur
derers departed. Patton, who still sur
vived, waded the river and made his
appearance at Sterling. Patton says he
belonged to a band of horse thieves and
"'poached" on them, and that the man
who shot him was the leader of the
The proiosed scheme for a telegraph
lino between Paris and New York failed
to receive the necessary subscriptions,
and has therefore fallen through for the
present The former independence of
the Polish administrative authorities
has been entirely abolished by Russia,
and the office of Secretary of State for
Poland is to be suppressed The
Geographical Congress at Brussels
brought its sitting to a close. September
Mth. It decided to form ;ui Interna
tional Association, with a view to the
exploration of Africa, and the suj.
pressing of slavery. The association
is to be coniiwsed of two members from
each country, besides an honorary mem
ber. The King f Eelgium is to pre
side tho first year.
Rain lias recently fallen in great tor
rents, and the Moravia Valley is now a
great swamp. liy systematically burn
ing the villages the Turks have de
stroyed what would have been their
shelter, and they are now exposed with
out cover to tho storm. Important
military operations are impossible, and
the rain will render the valley untena
ble. The Servians have supplies for a
year's campaign at Delegnul and Alex
iuatz, while the Turks are obliged to
haul The London Telegraph's spe
cial from Vienna asserts that Germanv
will not make any move in aid of Kui
sia's demands upon Turkey, and in the
event of war, Germany will remain ab
solutely neutral. . . .It is stated that al
though the reply of the Porte to the
representatives of the Powers will
formulate the conditions of peace, it
will leave the conduct of the negotia
tions with the Powers. .. .The intoler
ance of the Spanish government against
the Protestants is stated to have given
rise to frequent exchange of notes be
tween the British and German govern
ment It is understood they will ad
dress a remonstrance to Spain, and call
upon her to act in confonsJty with fcer
The Port h.ts In
formed the Ambassadors of the Pow
ers, that it in nniKjnsible to gran; arm
istice, but is prepared o accept p-u
based ujon the following pointo The
reoreupation of tho fortress held by
Turkey previous to 18'7; the destruc
tion of the fortress contnict-d by the
.Servians since 1--17; tin) investigation
of Prince Milan at Constantinople; the
reduction of the effective Ser. tan army
to 10,000 men and three batteries ; the
recons ruction of the railway across
Servia. A sixth point is unintelligible
b telegram. The Porte insists chietly
upon tho necessity" of the occupation of
the principal Serviar fortresses so as to
prevent fresh aggnxr and leaves the
::?r,.-t:a.isrtsof tho vrvVun the above
basis c jtirely in the hands of the Pow
ers. The London Time says: Although
the Porte has said its last words, the
Great Powers have not said theirs. It
remains for them to signify by a called
act, what Utius of pearu are admissible,
;tnd Turkey will inded have begun a
new chapter in her history, if she
ehould resist tJiesw united counsels
One of the conditions of the Turks in
tin basis for peace stipulates for the
pawnc.Mt by the Servians of tlie war
indemnity, without fixing tlie amount,
or in lieu thereof an incie.'ise of the
Servians' annual tribute The text of
the Porte's answer to tho Powers shows
that the Porto among other conditions
for peace, requires that Srvia shall
send back all persons who emigrated to
that country from the ncighboriugTuik-
ish provinces and State The rumor
of a treaty between Russia and Ger
many, providing for the settlement of
the Fastcrn question in case of war, is
On the lsth of September, an immense
meeting to consider the Kastern ques
tion w;ls held in Guild Hail, in London,
at whieh the Lord Mayor presided. An
address to the (Jueen was voted, de
ploring the outrages of the Turks, and
praying that Kngland no longer sup
port Turkey. A motion in favor of im
mediate coiiTocation of Parliament was
carried. The crowd was so great that
a vast throng were unable to get into
the Hall, and another meeting was held
outside. .. .A Loudon dispatch of Sept
lsth, says that the Porte intimates that
the truce will cease on tho2"th of Sept.,
but expresses tlie hope that by that
time the L'uropean Powers will liav
considered the terms of peace. The
general opinion in Belgrade is that
peace is further off than ever. The
Russians continue to pour in, and great
preparations are making for a winter
campaign It is expected that tlie
Porto will resume hostilities in a few
days because the Servian army declared
Milan King of Servia The Turkish
Terms are disapproved, but as the
Powers failed to join in the common
programme tho immediate result will
be nothing worse than a continuation
of the war and an increase of Russian
auxiliaries General Tchernayeffs
army has proclaimed PrinceMilan King
A dispatch from Vienna says it is
asserted that the Czar has given Prince
Milan three million roubles, and that
a large body of Cossacks are re;uly to
enter Lima by way of Roumania
Five thousand working men held an
enthusiastic meeting on the Eastern
Question at Exeter Hall, London, on
the night of September ltth. Resolu
tions were passed condemning the East
ern policy of the government, and de
manding a meeting of parliament. A
vote of thanks to Schuyler, of the
American legation at Constantinople,
for his report on the Bulgarian outrages,
w:is passed. A large and enthusiastic
meeting was also held in Trafalgar
Square, mid another in the Church of
Rev. M. D. Conway. Resolutions were
passed asking for a re-assembling of
parliament The Porte is'disposed to
reduce its demands to a war indemnity,
the occupation of Jtwo Servian for
tresses, the recognition of tho Porte's
sovereignty by Prince Milan, with
formal re-investure at Constantinople,
and the dismissal of the present Ser
So far. the returns of the Maine elec
tion show 121 Republican Representa
tives, and 20 Senators Tlie Republi
cans of the First Connecticut district
have nominated by acclamation Gen.
Joseph Ilawley for Congress The
Republican nominee for Congress in the
Seventh Missouri district, is Col. John
II. Stonor, not Stevens, as at first re
ported J. I). C. Atkins, of the
Eighth, and Hon. Win. McFarland. of
the First Tennessee districts, have been
re-nominated for Congress... The Dem
ocrats of the Fourth" Illinois district
have nominated John F. Farnsworth
for Congress, on the first ballot
The Maine Legislature will stand:
House, 120 Republicans; SI Democrats.
Senate, 20 Republicans; 2 Democrats.
Republican gain in House 31; and in
Senate P.... The Republicans of the
Fourth Alabama district have nomi
nated James T. Rapier for Congress,
ne is colored, and was formerly in
Congress. Some of the delegates bolted
and nominated Jere Harrison, colored.
The Greenback Convention of the
Sixth Ohio district nominated E. B.
Hall for Congress ...The Republicans
of the Freeport, 111. district, have re
nominated bv acclamation, Hon, IL a
Hurchard for Congrcs The Deiie--crat
of the Tbtrd Arkuiutas district
have nominate! H. B. Stuart fur Con
gress. A jtoruon of the Contention
withdrew and nominated Jordan K
Cravens Tho Grccribacker in M.iaj
Convention at Little Rock. Ark.-.i:.n:u.
have uoruinat--d an electoral ticket f'-r
the State .. The Republicans i: uth
Carolina havere-nouui.attd the present
Governor, Lieutenant GoTernor, Cm
tioller General. Treasurer and b-te-tnry
of state. R. D. Klliott, colored
was named for Attorney General.
A State Coin eutlon of colored jiersons
w;is helil at I'tica, . Y., September lt.
Resolutions were p.issed declaring the
condition of the rxiulh dangerous to the
colored nice,- and calling on the Gov
ernment to protect loyal men in their
political rights . Tho Republicans in
the Tenth Tennessee district hao re
nominated Harbour Lewis for Con
gress ..At Freeport, 111., epL ivth.
the Greenback and Democratic con
vention united in the nomination of
John Patterson for Congress The
RcpubllcaiiH of the Fifth distncl of
Wisconsin have nominated Col. Geoige
Y. Carter for Congress.
A Religious Pack of Card.
Hum Thrjr Scrvril u t!IM. Aliitimn ami
Ittiok (if Common l'rurer to SoMIrr A n
A soldier by the nameot Richaid Lee
was taken before tin; magistrates ot
Glasgow, for plajing cards duung di
vine service. The account ot it is thus
Sergeant commanded the soldieis at
the church, and when the parson had
lead tho prayers, he took the text.
Those who h;td a Ilible. took it out; but
this soldier had neither Iwble not Com
mon Prayer-book; but pulling out a
pack of caids, lie spiead them out lie
tore him. He looked fust at one caid
and then at another. The Sete.mt saw
him, and said:
"Richard, put up the cauls; tins is no
place for them."
"Never mind th.it," said Richaid.
When tlie service w.ls over the con
stable took Richaid a prisoner, and
brought hint befoie the Mayor.
"Well, what have ou brought the
soldier here for?" says the Maor.
"For playing cards in church."
"Well, soldier, what have you to say
"Much sir, I hope."
"Very good; if not, I will punish you
more than ever man was punished."
"I have been," said tlie soldier, "about
six weeks on the march. I have no
1'ible or common prayer-lxiok ; I have
nothing but a pack of cards, and I hope
to satisfy your worship of the purity
of my intentions."
Then spreading tlie cards before the
Mayor, he began with the ace.
"When I see the ace. it reminds me
that there is but one God.
"When I seethe deuce, it reminds me
of Father and Son.
"When I see tlie three, it reminds me
of Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
"When I see the four, it reminds me
of the four evangelists that preached
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
"When I see the five it reminds me
of the live wise virgins that trimmed
the lamps. There were ten, but live
were wise and five were foolish and
were shut out.
"When I see the six it reminds me
that in six days the Lord made heaven
"When I see the seven it reminds me
that on the seventh day God rested from
the great work he had made and hal
"When I see the eight, it reminds me
of the eight righteous persons that were
saved when God destroyed the world,
viz.: Noah and hii wife, his three sons
and their wives.
"When I see the nine, it reminds me
of the nine lepers that were cleansed by
our Savior. There were nine out of the
ten who never returned thanks.
"When I see the ten it reminds me of
the Ten Commandments which God
handed down to Moses on the tables of
"When I see the king, it reminds rne
of the Great King of Heaven, which is
"When I see the queen, it reminds me
of the Queen of Sheba who visited
Solomon, for she was as wise a woman
as he was a man. She brought with her
fifty boys and fifty girls, all dressed in
boys' apparel, for King Solomon to tell
which were boys and which were girls.
King Solomon sent for water for them
to wash; the girls washed to the elbows,
and the bovs to the wrists, so he told bv
"Well," said the Mayor, "you have
given a description of all the cards in
the pack except ona."
"What is that?"
"The knave," stud the Mayor.
"I will give your Honor a description
of that, too, if you will not be angry.'
"I will not" said the Mayor, "if you
do not term me to be the knave."
"Well." said the soldier, "the greatest
knave I know of is tlie constable that
brought me here."
"I don't know," said the Mayor, "if he
is the greatest knave, but I know he is
the greatest fool."
"When I count how many spots in a
pack of cards, I find Z6Z as many as
there are days in the year."
"When I count the number of cards
;nap.v.k I r.i.d th re ;ue .'; tw U.r
! number of we-k.' in a yr-xi . Atul I l.iul
' four suit: tlw stuml-cr of r?ks in a
"1 find there are twelve f4cture ratnb
; in a park, rej-nwentiii; Uu aunfcer of
months .n a year ; aimI on o anting lh
' muuU'r of truks I timl thirteen, the
number ol necks in a juurtT.
"ni tn ". ir. n iu.k ot c.mis swrvt
for a IbbSe. .lm.m.ic. andi-u;ut-n jr-
er Un k."'- II f n Hi l
A 1 rattliMi of tlie tciiK Itelloii
llerisx. tbe cie.tt T!.u:l-1 "sputt. had
his l-dge behind tliO .die- I of water
which jHitirs down at the Fidls of Ni-agar.-.
For a very !-.- Utnv In drit
there, astonishing t!u Jinhatis -ith hto
stunning f-ualr., but m-vtr vouiuriag
tottti u practice his -strange nrt before
Ihcirejen. They could hear hint, and
knew he w.l- there, but never, fta -t
had he been seen; nor Is it at all likely
that he, or the elbct of the sun. ever
Would h.ie I fen seen, but for little
incident, the lesults of which brought
A oii:ig and beautiful in.i den, le
siduig at eneea illage, juL niH-'- the
Falls, had been Contracted in ln.it na'e
b lift father, to an old luau o! dtsa
greeab'e manners and hideous j-ersou.
."-he at once it-solved to set k death,
lather than di.ig out the life of. unset)
w Inch mii h a union must bring al-oitt ;
and with this object in iow, ahe
launched forth from thu rlla in a
bark cnuoe, and swept down thw rapnhi
of Niagara, singing Iter own dualh
song, until she t.xik the aw tul leap.
Rut death w.ia not rc.td for hi.
Her no, the Thundui-'sptiit, happened t
be wide awake; and when ho saw hci
coming down among tho foaming
wateis, lie coolly caught hei in hn
iilankot. and eoitev eil her to his hoine
behind tlie falls.
(I course, tlie uiaidi'ti had rotiunce
enough about liei to Jie iral-iful for all
tin:, uioie especially when she found
she was otitiich bejond the ieah of
the liioiister net ,'Vt U- pail-etit"' h.nl
selected to coiufott he! tliloiieli hfe.
She fell Upon the tieek of the Thun
derer, and wept sweet teal's. The tears
softened Lis stern heart, and led him to
smooth back. If not to to with, her
golden tresses. In shoit, to hurry
through a long ston.tliey got to lulling
and cooing they fell in loe--tliy
made the interesting affair known to
each other; and tlie wronged, though
beautiful maiden, became the wife of
Herno. the Thunder-Spirit. And. as a
matter of course, she was very happy.
About this tune thu Sc!iec;is, of the
village above the Falls, weie wsiled
with a pestilence which swept them off
by hundreds, mid while some praied to
the (J reat Spirit lor help, others gath
ered around the cataract and sent in
their potitiens to Herno. The tale of
their sufferings moved the Thundeier.
and he sent the maiden forth to tell her
people that a monstrous serpent w.ls
dwelling beneath their village, just
below the surface of tlie ground; that
it was depending upon their lodles for
bud, and that it came forth at the end
of every moon arrd poisoned the waters,
m order that they niis;ht dm and be
buried within its reach.
As soon as the Indians learmd this
they pulled up ami moved to another
locality; consequently, when tin; great
serpent poisoned the waters as usual,
the earth brought him no fod. This
was an affair so strange that he crawled
forth to sue what it meant, when, to his
surprise, he found the village was de
serted. With many curses orr the head of the
Thunderer, as the author of his mis
fortune, the serjienttook the trail of the
retreating Indians, and started away i-
The maiden still loved her r
and when she saw the serent
on to effect their further '
she appealed to her bus'
him. Herno was not
treaties; and so he
his hiding-place, n
bolt after the
him iiist as "
cross the nr T"
the falb. 4
and the ,
I ,.l iirtil
is now ki!
rnav now hears
if vou stand
pastime of thrown
is forced to corne
L nreasonauie as inisi
t , .,
meic uui oc no uouui. uui
, , ,i.
ecas believed even' wm
thev were to be met
ra country, they
near the mouth of
the banks were si
-.r. -.r f tti.. jv? t .Wl-uM li.ftt t
lti t . i'J li -i-rut. .n hi tiv:J
tLruA. ftftri n.nr l ou .
Hrtn'aUundiU-:L A&d U tf.ii Uw
dittua may h ftitntmled Ihrlr cwit.
of puttiUiC a tJr l-ul ujs- fuC
fold ntir gtvu-d. i:Uw! ' ImrfU
Tkf I'-Hftry of the nirstt!-Val'
l '. -v.s .. nni intjit Mft
tratn t a t.-u.Jld! il a bUl Mr-ian
chiwtt MUftf rr tfw pKrwg'-r
hr.Yf fl? muut8 f-r lunch A hwl;
caixm along th ilntftnj 4 -..fcl
-The et.ndurU r trU n the train fti
tlw junction in r.h.ii tfliin min-ln
lHfr vut rm J Itii .4turU..j nlrlt.
thai l Ihe laal Ualt. 1 K.iTr .k er sick
cinthi ill th? enr. ivud k n.f) Ut a hx
ttrh nod turn: 3r a prlvalu omut.umki
a Ion;:. Ion-; -Any inla th cwHfctr.
Wlwd sbnll I do "
"Well." said tho rngtucf. ! I
could Udl jott"
"Wouhl tt Ihim-uI4c for o takltrr
a little" mih! the r.ilHi, 'oKufitt
-No. m.nht. I hav. On UlaW
and tho rul- ay I ttut nm by it"
! turned rnw fully nwny. k-ntog,
the hfotupd f:ift th ongine- ot
w illi Umi . 1 rviwr.tly ht riitttedi awl
rktid. "Are ou a ChrtU.tM f
-i tiiLd 1 am," w.ia tlw re!y.
"Will u iruv with roe thai tli 1kV
Mu in -ona- way h-i.iy th trnin at Uw
"Wbj.ji. I will pray with yntt-t
1 June not hum h I.tilh."
.hul then the conductor Ctd H
aUard." The inr woman hurnwlUitcK-
to ihedefoi Juednnd i krhiW.awlnny
went the train cluubiniC the $ral.
S.tliebow ," H.tl.1 the etiKine.-!, Wiry
tiling wiK.el bke a clmnn. An 1
pr.ivtsi. I cmblnt blp btung my t
irtlieowt iitsta liltU- W e b.udh U;t-d
at tlie nrsl station. ps.j.e got on mhUMI
with wotideiful uLwrity. the comlncl-
or"s lantern wiw m the air in a ImM
uuniile. and then away again. mco
oet the auminit it wirt dnlidful usy
Uigne her a little mote, and Unu h
hltlemoie. ;ih I .iaed. till she seom.d
to dH"t through the ait like ait ariuw.
Ninielniw 1 couldn't hold her. knowing.
I hail tlie ro;id. and wo dahel up to
the junction six munilt-nahe.nl o( tltuo.""
Tlieie stoKl the iKliet tt.itll. and the
conductor, with tin- lantern on lib arm.
"Wll."!nud he. "will jmi I'll in- what
I am watting here for. Niinel.ow I felt
I must await your coming to night, but
I don't know wh." "1 guen-i. slid the
biother conductor, "it in fr thii j-nir
woman, with her tick and drforme-b
child, dieadful anxioiit to get l.imetb
Saturday niglit.' Hot th" man on
engine and the ft.iteful un ihwr
they can tell wb tl e tniJn wat'i
Thrulojiral 'Inn !
A Frog .Many Hundred of VI
Hint et A live.
N.lluraltHts ha. e n.ade u
discoeries dur.r.g geoloi
gations. but ;iilj(Mirj
.Madisorr street th foil I.
for tlie attention ai.d t
scierdists. Tie- ,tj r
removing pa n g rw k
at th" foot of Mad. ahi st
the lxjilldera had to b" bn
and on applying ll.e harnij
open. ( in'- half a; arid .
some six inches , diame
eaitywas half f'..I ol
tant City Kng.r.er
finger down rri the w
it suddinly, as
move at the
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