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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (June 17, 1892)
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A JOYOUS FARMER'S BOY.
Toots havo sung in words of Joy
Thtvt rural lifo Is fun;
I'd lovo to bo n f armor's boy
A right rich farmer's soa.
I love tho old plow handles much,
With their most shapoly crook
How they'd Insplro my hands to clutch
Tho Ilsh polo by tho brook !
And when the plowing was bocun
My steps would not bo stayed.
How quick a furrow I eouH run
Directed to tho shade!
And then .when camo tho planting son,
All in tho sun lntonse,
How nimbly could I drop tho corn
And climb up on tho f enco I
Haymaking tlmo doth mako moro litho
Tho mmclcs an(l the thnwst
How swoct to swing tho ollttorlng scythe
Across a bough and nnoozo S
And when tho garden should bo modo
Twcro rlfo with rural charms
To go forth with tho trusty spado
And 1II3 some anglo worms.
And how delightful it would be,
With arms all strong and stout,
' To drlro tho as into tho troo
Ho it would not como out.
And if tho fonccs lacked repair,
Indeed 'twould stir tho blood
To go nnd hunt an opening whoro
My neighbor's daughter stood!
A. W. Uollaw, in Dotrolt Froo Press.
"What is It, my child?" ho nslccd, lay
ing his hand on her hair. "A lover's
"Yes," she whispered. "Tho first wo
havo ever had." '
"Well, well, wo nil know that lovers
never part after a first quarrel," ho
said, in a quiet matter-of-fact tone that
calmed her nerves. "What was it all
about, littlo one, if an old man may
"It aroso out of a very simple speech
.of mino which seemed to annoy
Michael," answered Olive, horchcoks
flushing and paling assho recalled tho
-afternoon's experience. "Wo were sit
ting under tho trees in Kow Gardens,
and I asked him if we could possibly bo
liapplcr thun wo were then?"
"Michael took offenso becauso you
-were too ousily contented, and ono word
followed another?" said Undo Wako.
"Yes." Ollvo considered for a mo
ment, nnd then repeated all that she
could remembor of tho conversation.
Afterwards a silence fell upon .them
1)0111, nud tho roll of wheels in tho
Strand sounded but faintly in their cars.
It was Ollvo who broko the pause.
"If I could only believe that this was
merely n difference, of opinion, and not
n difTcrcnco of spirit, I should bo eas
ier," she said. "Hut Mlchaol r,ccms to
think that my ideal lifo is an absurd
dream, lie cannot realize any kind of
happiness that is not founded on self
interest alone. Ho cannot comprehend
any joy ontsldo himself. Oh, how hor
Tlblc it seems to say theso things about
tho man whom I lovo with all my
heart! Help tne, Uncle Wake, speak
kind words and comfort mot"
This was nn appeal which Samuel
had not expected to hear for many a
day. Ho had not known that Ollvo had
been rnpldly gaining powers of pene-
DID NOT HKAIt HIS AWTtOAcn.
tratlon. no had not thctaght that the
books ho had given her would have
done their work bo soon. And how
could ho .dare sootho hor with falso
comfort, or givo her tho broken reed of
a He to lean upon? IIow could he throw
dust In the eyes that saw Michael as ho
really was, and yet prayed to be
"Olive," ho said, tenderly, "I am
afraid It 13 tho f ato of nearly all good
women to bo somewhat disappointed in
tho men they love. A man's daily
struggle with tho world is almost sure
to harden him. Every truo woman has
within her that capacity for self-oncrl-flco
which makes it easy for her to
comprehend tho ono groat sacrifice.
Like her Master, alio longs to go about
among tho people, and do thorn good."
"Out will ho never feel as I do?" she
"Not altogether, perhaps. Ollvo, you
must learn to lovo him without giving
up tho best part of yourself for his
sake You must not pluck out your
own white wings becauso ho cannot
eoar. If you do this, you will noithcr
.content him nor yourself. You will al
ways bo haunted by tho sense of loss,
and ho will know that you arc not satis
fled." She turned hor eyes upon him with a
faze of intonso anxiety.
"Uow can two walk together unless
their spirits uro ono?" Bbo said, with a
"llodlly union and spiritual disunion
ono sees it every day," Samuel Wnlto
m i mil
answered. "If you morry a man whoso
thoughts aro not your thoughts, nor his
ways your ways, you must prepare to
tread a difficult path, my child. Your
own heart must help yourtn tho matter!
love, and tho' Instincts of a truo wife,
an mako a woman wise and strong,"
"And I lovo hlra, I do lovo himl" sho
6aldi "Perhaps ho is ill and suffering
ut tots moment, and I am uot near
If iho had been near him sho would
twT(i behold him making a fresh toilet
in high good humor. Edward Batters
by had met him, nnd had invited him
to dlno nt a fashionable restaurant that
"Men aro made of tougher materials
than you fancy," Unclo Wako replied,
with a reassuring smile. "Ho looked
well enough when I saw him. Tnko
my word for it, that hendacho was an
excuse for Ill-temper. Don't bo fussy
about him, my dear. Ho will find his
way back to you when tho fit Is over."
Then he brought ono of tho books
that were piled upon tho table, and be
gan to read a poem aloud. Tho vorsos
wcro well chosen, and his volco was
pleasant to hor ears. So tho aftornoon
glided into evening, and when Mrs.
Wako camo home, moro penslvo and
shadowy than ever after her visit to
Jessie, Ollvo was able to moot her with
cheerfulness. It wns hard to seo Mich
ael's vacant pi aco nt tho supper table;
but Unclo Wako encouraged hor with
smiles, and talked quite openly of tho
"If ho docs not como in on Monday or
Tuesday, I shall go nnd look him up."
ho said. "Ah, Mrs. Wake, how unrea
souablo you used to bo If I ever dared
to havo a hcadachol It" Is only women
who nro allowed to bo lnvnllds. A lover
ought to havo nti Iron constitution."
"You always had," his wife remarked,
"but Michael is not mndo of iron, and
ho looks as If ho had nerves. Perhaps
ho is a littlo irritablo sometimes. I
know ho has a short manner, but what
Is manner when a man is hardworking
and steady? When I looked nt our poor
Jcsslo to-day, I could not help thinking
of Olive's good fortune."
For years, overybody had boon talk
ing to Ollvo, about her good fortune.
Who was sho, that such a clover young
man should havo set his heart upon
her? The girl had always been hum
ble and grateful, and sho was humblo
and grateful still; only aBubtlochango
was stealing ovor tho ' humility and
gratitude. Sho did not think less of
Michael, nor was Bho less lowly in
mind, but sho had begun to usocor
tam faculties which had been undevel
oped in her vlllugo home. '
She had learned lately that thcro nro
certain aspirations which cannot bo
stifled, even at lovo's command, with
out self-degradation. Truly ho who
flndeth his lifo in this' world only, shall
loso it tho worship of things that per
ish in tho using destroys nil spiritual
lifo In tho worshiper. Olive hod found
out this truth.
When sho lay down to rest that night
Bho fell into a peaceful Bleep, and
dreamed of tho old downs and fields of
her childhood. Mlchaol was roaming
with her through thoso calm meadows,
rich with tho purple and gold of sum
mer. Howasonco moro tho younger
and simpler Mlchaol of tho past; they
wcro happy in tho old-f ashionod way of
rustic lovers. Then Juno nnd Aaron
ioincd them, nnd they followed tho
courso of tho rivulet throughrtho grass,
and laughed for very gladness of heart.
Sho awoko suddenly in tho light of a
London day, with that dream-laughter
ringing In her cars. And then all tho
bitterness of yesterday camo back like
a flood, and sho remembered that sho
and Michael had drifted apart.
But downstairs thcro was tho every
day lifo awaiting her, full of. its whole
some work and cheerfulness. And
thcro wns a noto froma Mlchaol, ad
dressed to hersolf, and written lato on
"Dearest Ollvo" (It ran), "Do not
wonder at my absenco for a few days.
I hope to bring you good news when I
come. My'hcad Is bettor.
"Yours as ever, M. CH
"HOW TOE OLD, OLD TIES AIIQ LOOSEMBD."
Olive lived cheerfully on that brief
note all through tho wcok. Mlohaol
had forgiven hor, and tho world was
Ho camo to see hor on Sunday after
noon, but tho visit was short. Edward
Battorsby hod claimed him for tho
evening. All his dreams were about to
bo realized, success -was within his
grasp, nnd Ollvo llstenedto his explana
tions with wondor and doltght Thcro
was no doubt as to tho working of his
new plan; it had already 'boon -tested
with tho most satisfactory results, and
was to havo a longor and fuller trial.
Meanwhile Edward Battersby was
overwhelming him with tokens of
good will. Everyone in tho works was
aware of his oxaltatlon; ho was to ro
ccivo more substantial rewards ' later
but oven uow ho was recognized as
a person of the highost importance.
"What docs Aaron Bay to all this?"
asked Olive, when Michael paused to
tako breath. "I wish ho would come
and see mo." L
Michael frowned impatiently.
"Why do you think of Aaron?" ho
snld; "ho was always a gloomy fool
who could not holp himself, and lately
ho has been InsufferabJo.'U
"Ho is unhappy, Michael." ncr face
was troubled. "You seo, ho has long
been wanting to make a homo for
Jane, nnd when they lowered his wages
ho lost heart. But now that your suc
cess is assured, dear, you will bo kind
"Kind to himl" Michael repeated
angrily. "I shall be heartily glad to
seo tho last of him, and hear tho last of
his maundering talk about old times.!'
"But he was our early friend," Bho
Bald sadly, "and there is poor Jnno to
ii .1 ii , . , ,,rf
i uon t Know wny i Biiouia consiuer
Jano," returned Michael loftily. "Site1
certainly has no claim on mo. But this
is always tho case, whon a man Bucocods
in lifo, all his old acquaintances hang
round his neck like millstones, no is
not allowed to enjoy tho fruits of his
own toil alone."
"Dear Michael!" hor hand softly
touched his. "Ought ono to enjoy tho
fruits of one's toll alonoV
"You nro n most extraordinary girl,
Olive," ho said, in tho indulgunt tone
Bho know so well. "You never loso a
chnncoof saying something sontltnentnl
something taken from ono of your
favorite boohs! But never mind, I will
not let anything mnr our pleasure to
day. You aro frco to talk to yoar unclo,
and tell him all our good nows."
Her faco brightened in an instant.
"Dear Unclo Wake," sho said, "he U
"Woll. ho has had littlo enough of his
own to bo glad of," rcmnrked Michael,
with a contemptuous laugh,, "What
Will ho say whon ho has to part with
you, Ollvo? Anyone can soo thnt you
aro the light of this hoiisc; but I can't
lend my illuminator to other pooplo
much longor. And I wish you would
glvo up that wrotched flower business,
"Don't ask mo to glvo it up. Just yet,"
sho said, in a sweet volco of entreaty.
"Plcaso don't I will promlso to bo
rery good and" obedient by and by."
"I mtpposo I must bo contented with
that promise," ho answered, nffably,
"but I am glad you keep well out of
sight at that flower Bhop. I don't want
my wlfo's f aco to bo known to tho pub-
snr. BoxncKLT noticed nut.
lie yet. Do you know, child, I, intend
that yon shall create a sensation? You
will bo a noted beauty ono of theso
days, If yon taka core of yourself and
do as. I tell you."
A rlohor bloom roso to the soft check,
but the lips quivered as if with pain.
"I should hate notoriety," Bho said,
"Nonsense! you wont bnto anything
in your now life," ho roplle'd, kissing
her. "It will bo a lifo of "charming
dresses and Jewels; what cape! woman
"Oh, I shall want much more thnn
that," sho answered, looking frankly
'up at him with clear eyes. ,
But ho only laughed, and ,went,'hU
More days went nnd came, nnd ho
did not como, but frequent notes,, mado
amends for his ubsonce. Oilvq went
about iter dally business with.tho light
est of hefrts and tho brightest of faces.
Unclo Wake rejoiced with her in her
joy, and Aunt Wako talked of nothing
but weddings and bridal array. Some
times whon Ollvo looked back to the
Sunday afternoon in Kow Gardens, it
seemed very dim and far distant. Sho
could hardly rccognixo herself in tho
girl who had sat under tho larches and
had been so passionately miserable that
Ah, sho would ask Michael 'to tako
her to tho gardons again whan ho had
time enough to spare! Shoust havo
been in a foolish mood wheyiUcy wcro
thcro last or his bcadacbjltl perhaps,
had mado htm .fractious. wills letters
wcro so affectionate and kind that her
doubts wcro all beginning to disappear.
Ho had been hardened, absorbed; every
nervohad been strained in his long
struggle but now that tho end was
gained thoro would bo peace. Yes,
and leisure for thoughts of others and
good deeds nnd gontlo words.'
Tho ono cloud in her bright sky was
Aaron. Site had written to him onco or
twice but there was no reply, nnd ho
novcr fulfilled his promlso of coming to
seo her again. Jano was beginning to
dospulr, but Ollvo still wrote to her in
a cheerful strain, begging hor not to
glvo up all hope. Surely "something
could bo done for Aaron by and by;
and if Mlchaol still, refused to come
to tho aid of his old friend Olive re
solved to tako tho matter into her own
hands. In some way or oilier Aaron
should bo helped oufof tho slough of
She was so busy-JwlUihor own
thoughts and hopesi that although Sea-
wiwl Avlntnnft nnvnnf fcAvnrnl f imna In
tho florist's shop she scarcely noticed
him. Ab in a dream sho heard his calm
volco, ordering sprays of "ivory and
roses, and in a dream still she Wovo the
flowers and leaves togcthor. Sho did
not know that his glanco always turned
to tho corner whero she sat with her
pretty curly brown head bent ovor her
Work. She did not know that he lln
gored long at the onntor' In tho vain
hopo of seeing her' llff he ayes or of
hearing her Bpeak.Anotttt'grrl less
absolutely .truo of heart would have ob
served his frequent comings and goings
and have drawn' noV own 'conclusions,
But Ollvo wns under a potent spoil.
t At last, whon the days were sultry
'rind still nnd London1" wns emptying
fast Michael came, b etOfhor again,
no camo, us ho had bcon wont to do, on
a Sunday afternoon and fouml Ollvo In
the parlor upstairs. At tho sight of
him tho Wakes, husband and wife, dU
crcotly vanished. And thoy said to
each other In oonfldoxco that ithey had
never scou him look so vforn and
strango. Ollvo, too, was struck with
this "strangeness" and met him with
an anxloty that shaofea her joy.
; "Dear, yon haverwbrkod too hard,"
ahe said. i..
Yet as bbo lookedat him again she
saw that he had aimed somothlnrr bv
,the loss of bis .oaKioolor; tho pallor
gave a bow refinement to his faco. His
clothes, too, seemed to be worn in a
new and easlor fashion. Ho moved less
Btiflly nnd spoke more quietly.
"I believe I should havo broken down
entirely," ho said, "if it had not boon
for tho sea breezes. Tho Bnttorsbys are
at South sea, and I havo been running
down to seo them." s I
"Then you nro quite intimate with
thorn now, Mlchaol? Aro they nlco
pooplo? Is Mrs, Battersby a good,
tnothorly woman? Aro thoro any
daughters? Oh, I am so glad thoy are
going to bo kind to usj" cried poor
Ollvo in hor simplicity,
An uneasy look flitted across, Vloluwri
-- .I.J t.M n4 MMAA'a I
V f' w Av"
"My donr girl, yon should not ftY
lato raptures on smalt occasions," ho
remarked, coldly. "How Is ono to an
swer such a string of questions? FlrRt
of all, there Is no Mrs. Battersby. Aud,
ns Mr. Battersby Is a feeble old mnn
whose mind Is failing, I cannot got very
Intimate with hltn."
"Oh," suld Ollvo In a disappointed
tone; "aud there Is no daughter?"
"Well, yes, there is a daughter." Ho
admitted the fact with a curious reluc
tance. "But sho Is a good deal older
than yoti aro; and and you would not
find hor a sympathetic person, 1 think."
"Then sho Is not nice, Is Bho?" Ollvo
"I really don't know what you moan
by 'nice;' it Is a woman's word."
Mlchuel tried to stnllo naturally, aud
only produced a strange contortion of
"But If people are not sympathetic
thoy can't bo nice," persisted Ollvo un
wisely. "You think hor horrid, nnd
don't like to say so."
Ho flushed angrily.
"I have never thought anything so
preposterous," ho said. "1 only meant
that Miss Battersby wns calm and sen
sible, nnd not given to romnntle dream
ing." Tho speech was spoken In a tono that
pained Ollvo deoply. Sho strove to talk
on as If nothing had hurt hor, but she
was not ablo to pretend a cheerfulness
that she did not feel. Michael hnd not
said a word about their future plans;
ho did not tell her that ishe must soon
como to n new homo, file talked in a
vague way of changes nt tho works, nnd
of old Mr. Battcrsby's uncertain life,
nnfl snitl 4tiif TMivnri! Ttnltoilw liMtnl
trouble and business. And then ho
suddenlyigot up to go, nnd gnvo her a
cold'klBS at parting.
"When shall I seo you again, Mich
ael?" sho naked.
"I don't know. I wish I could fix a
day for coming," ho answered; "but
Edward ts always wanting me, and I
am so worried and hurried that there is
scarcely timo to think. However, I
viU write if I do not come."
When ho hnd gone, Ollvo went away
to her littlo room nnd sat down by tho
bed In utter bewilderment Tho per
son that she loved, her promised hus
band, of whom she had thought
hour after hour, what had be
como of him? It was not
tho old Mlchaol who hnd just left her,
but somo ono with a different mnnncr
nnd a cold heart. Success had come,
thnt success which had been so longed
for, nnd was this nlltlmt It had brought?
The window was left open, but tho hot
London nlr that camo in did not cool
her burning temples. Oh, to be at
Eastmocn now, and feel the brcezo
blowing fresh from tho old hills.
Unclo Wako did not like tho aspect
of affairs, and saw thut Ollvo was look
ing palo and sad. IIo sent her to church
with his wife, nnd meditated ovor tho
state of things without deciding on
wlmt wns best to bo done. It seemed
to him that Mlchaol was disposed to
draw back; but if it wcro so, Samuel
was not a man to drag him forward.
Better that this rare flower should
waithcr on its stalk, than that nn unwil
Ulag'hand should bo forced to gather it
to nn continued. J
Writing to tho King.
At.Sznnnd, In Hungary, lives a poor
peasant farmer named Pcro Bati. Tho
destruction of tho crops and loss of cat
tlo had plunged him into difficulties.
Ono sleepless night ho conceived a novel
idea and roso early tho next morning
nnd carried it out This idea took tho
form of the following cplstlo: "To tho
Most Uonorablo and Well-born Hcrr
King: My cow is dead with great re
spect I submit this and my noldo farm
produco has bcon struck down with
hailstones. Tho wicked 'man in posses
sion' plagues mo sorely, though ho is my
brother-in-law's godfather. Thcro is
no living soul in Szanad that can lend
mo a kreuztcr, becauso no ono in
Szanad has a kreutzer. If my lord
would lend mo a couple of gulden for
which ho has no immediate need I
would pay him back with interest when
my next year's kukuruz crop (maize) is
sold. I trust that good health may
waft upon my good king and his ex
alted house and his dear family. Oh,
that I could kiss tho pretty hands of
our high-born lady-queen! All happi
ness to your king's majesiy. Truly,
yours, Pero Bati." This letter was duly
dispatched, and a messenger was sent
to ascertain tho truth of Batl's state
ment This proving correct, tho two
guidon (about throo shillings), which
tho emperor was "not in immcdlato need
of," was placed at Pcro Batl's disposal.
London Dally News.
Making BpooL of Thread.
"To make a spool of thread," says a
manufacturer, '.'is a complicated proc
ess. Only tho very host Sea island
cotton can bo used for this purpose.
Tho cotton is taken In tho raw state
and torn all to pieces by a machine
called a 'breaker. It then goes
through several other machines by
which it is carefully combed and freed
from Impurities, A machine called a
'slipper' then takes it up and twists it
out into white yarn. This is careful
ly combed again, and it is thcu
talcen Into another department, where
several small strands of this yarn are
twisted into ono flno one. Thrco of
these ore then twisted together nnd you
then havo six-cord thread, which, after
it is bleached, is ready for the market.
Another interesting thing Is the num
bering of tho thread. Every lady
knows the size of thread that she re
quires for doing n certain plcco of work
but very few of them know how it cam
to bo so numbered. You see, when
cotton thread was first mado eight hun
dred and forty yardu of it weighed ono
pound. This was called number one,
and if a pound contained just twice
this number of yards it was called num
ber two, and to on." Chicago Times
Littlo boy pulls a reveler In a saloon
by tho coat tails.
"What do you want, Tommy?"
"Como homo, pa. Ma has been wait
ing with tho poker for you for the hut
two hours," Texas Sittings.
The AmumIii of .'man Jtna Stain
Crrvdr, Cnl., by a Deputy Hhrrlrf.
Cm:mK, Col., Juno U. Bob Ford is
dead slain without warning as ho
slow Jesso Jatnos. Deputy Sheriff
Watt Kelly shot him yesterday In his
own dnnee hall.
Ford, notorious over nil tho land as
tho killer of tho most notorious bandit
of tho century, hnd been in this plnce
almost ever slneo Creedo camp began.
He came with that Influx of killers nud
bod men thnt always comes to tho west
ern town that begins to Ihkjiu and to
bo talked about llo recently opened n
dance hull of the regulation type, and
on tho strength of having shot Jesse
James through tho back of tho head,
posed much us ono of tho worst of bad
Lnst February In Pueblo Ford quar
reled with Deputy Kelly, who is a kill
er and a bad mnn himself. It wns over
a woman, this quarrel. Tho two hud
hated each other ever since. Yesterday
afternoon Kelly wns to be seen loung
ing In tho doorway of Ford's daueo hall.
A man, whom no one has seen since,
approached and slipped a short double
barreled shot-gun Into his hnnds.
Thus armed Kelly stepped Into tho
dance hall. "Hob!" he said, holding his
weapon ready for action.
Ford was standing with his back to
Kelly scarcely live feet away. Ho
turned nnd as he saw who hnd called
him his hand went for his six-shooter.
But ho hnd no chance on enrtli. Kelly
had simply to raise his shotgun and let
It go. Ford's hand never reached his
Tho shotgun, heavily loaded with
buckshot, did frightful work at so
short a range. Tho whole ehargo
struck full In Ford's neck, tearing away
wind pipe and jugular. The man died
Kelly walked quietly through the
crowd that gathered and gnvo himself
Into the custody of tho sheriff. Lnst
night ho would not talk about his dead
ly work. j
THE ALLIANCE CHIEF DYING.
.. t I'olk Hald to llo Uangaroutly 111 In
Wabiiinoton, Juno 9. Col. L. L.
Polk, of North Carolina, president of
tho National Farm
ers' Alliance, is dan
gerously ill at his
resldcnco In this
city. Mr. I'olk has
been HI for about
ten dttvs. sufferlmr
from hemorrjinge of
itlie bladder, causcil
probably by a ,tu-
or. This has
caused blood pois
oning, and It is now
thought there 4h no
hopo for his recov
ery. His son-in-law, Mr. Denmark, is
with him, and Mrs. Polk has been tole
graphed for. A report was current last
night that Col. Polk was dead, but it
was afterward denied.
FIVE MILLION POUNDS.
Failure of the Oriental Hank of London
for That Amount.
Loxdox, Juno . It was rumored
that a largo eastern bank was In dif
ficulty nnd thnt heavy claims aguinst
the bank were ponding. A rumor Won'
also current on the street that the
Oriental bank was being assisted by
other banks. Tho distressed bank, the
now Oriental, was refused nsststanea
from tho Bank of England and decided
,to suspend. It has a capital of 910,000,-
ouo and assets ana Mammies amount
ing to $45,000,000.
The directors recommend tho deposit-,
ors to withdraw only 20 per cent of
their deposits in order to allow the suc
cessful reconstruction of the bank.
The suspension is largely due to tho
depreciation in tho value of silver, to
the consequent increasing distrust in
Great Britain of investments in the
cast, coupled with the unprecedented,
condition of trade in China, Japan and
Australia, and losses incurred throsgk
the hurricane at Maurltus. ,
Tho report concludes with the state;
ment that steps will be takon to protect
the assets of the bank. t
Tho immediate liabilities are believed
to amount to 8,600,000.
POWDER MILL EXPLOSION.
A ratal One Which 0irurre Twenty MIUs
Cincinxati, Juno 0. An explosion
occurred at King's powder mill, twenty
miles from here. During tho severe
storm tho machines in the cartridge
house exploded and Archie Orubbs,
aged SO, living at Morrow, O.,
was instantly killed by a plcco
of iron being driven through
his head. Joshua Clootto had his
leg brokon and back injured; Louis
Ludcko, arm nnd face badly hurt; Miss
Bettie Horner, prostrated by the
shock; Edward D. Bory, face cut and
head bruised. Several others were
slightly injured. A bolt of lightning
struck ono of the powder hoppers on
tho top floor and ran down an olectrlc,
wire to tho cartridge, machines. The
factory is a total wreck.
A Denial from Mr. Illalne.
Nbw Yomt, Juno 0. The World
day publishes the following:
To too Editor ot the World:
IIonton, Wednesday Evening, Juno 8. Will
you pjoase state in your columns that it Is ut.
terly false that I or any one for me, or In my
name, ever paid or offered to pay Mary Nevitis
Illnlne, or uny ono for her, one cent or any other
sum for anv letters she holds. I have never
board of tho subject directly or Indirectly ex
cept la the newspapers. Itespectf ullv.
J a mm u. Drama
New Yohk, Jnno . A meeting of In
ternational exhibitors was held here to
day, and it was agreed to appoint an
agent resldont in Chicago to represent
exhibitors from this city in tho matter
of allotting spsco for exhibits at the
Vnlunble Turquoise DeposlU Found.
Pikknix, Arlj!., Juno 0. Large deposits
of turquolso have been discovered near
this city, and fine specimens have been
Bent to San Francisco and other points
for testing. These stones havo been,
mined and worked by the Indians for a
DOB FORD KILllEDi
sr i j v 'S cr-hv
Tht ltMilrii-'or-'Mi ar-ttHi victims at
Tltiisville and Oil City ?tr Nevor 11
I 'on nit.
On. Citvj Pa. Juno 8. Yesterday
morning broko cloudless and tho buii
shlno helped to dispel (he gloom over
hanging tho valley. With daylight tho
searching parties wore ngatn M work
seeking for tho remains of the victims
of the great enlanilty Sunday.
Mayor Hunt has Issued ti proclama
tion calling on all fclorckocpcrs, manu
facturers, bankers and business men to
close their establishments so that all
may engage In tho, work necessary to
recovery from tho present condition of
That many of thb victims of tho Hood
isvlll never lw found is certain. Tho
swift current has carried mnuy away,
tho flames havo mado cinders of others
and tho crumbling banks of tho creek
hnvo mado their graves.
Tho list of the dead as nubllshcd does
not glvo an adequate Idea of tho loss of
life. In tho portion of tho city which
suffered the greatest damngo there lived
hundreds of foreign laborers whoso
nnmcsWo unknown nnd who never will
bo found. In the same seotlon there
were numerous children and of tho
great number only ten havo been found.
The problem Is, whoro nro nil the rest?
Thoso who arc, acquainted with this
section of tho city say, that scores havo
perished who Will never bo heard of.
Theso samo continue' to estimate tho
loss at 150 aud others Insist if a com
plete record eould bo had tho awful list
would reach 200.' "
Yesterday tho funeral rite over twenty-two
bodies of tho victims of tho fire
and flood were held arid never wore sad
der or more impressive scenes witnessed.
Up to noon tho relief commit tee had
received 93,000, making a tofnl'so far ot
about 915,000. There are no young
children loft orphans. Tho children
were tho ones which must havp quickly
succumbed to the flood and fire, and not
a case of a destitute orphan ohlld haa
yet been reported. , ,Ab rule death
camo to tho entire family, If not the
fathers, mothers ami older 'ehlldrea
were the survivors.
Tho oil tank on the Clt pp farm caught
fire again last nlgh't and caused great
excitement Homo of tho "more timor
ous w.ero greatly frightened lest thoro
should bo4 another explosion, but thlt,
tro'tibld Is not anllclpatcd by those
familiar with the place. , li
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TiTtJBVH.tK, Pa., Juno 8. Tho cor
oner's Jury ycstcrdaymbrnlng made a
trip ovor the. ground where, the lives
were,loat in Saturday's .awful disaster,
picking up inforraatidn which may bo
of service to thetn 'whon they como to
tixamino into this calamity.
Tho total amount of money sub
scrllcd so far Is 9l'l,TSd. but" it will take
more than a' d6zen times that sum to do
much practical good. ,. -, ,
The aggregate money loss hi this city
Is now placed at 915'00,000
It' w reported date lkHt'fivenlng that
tenbodies had been , found at Miller
farm, soyen miles below here, but the
report has riot y'oP been verified. There
is no question that a nuinbarof bodies
nro floating, down .the river or are
lodged somewhere in the'tlmbcr which
is piled high up along the. river bank
nnd onistasll, Wands whlchrhavo been
formed by the "courso of 'the creek hav
ing been diverted.1 'THo search for bod
ies oau only be prosecuted by daylight
asthSjClcctrlo plant as been disabled.
In Attempting- to HateWe thk Hon, the
Fathsr, Mother and Daughter Lose Their
Lives by KrAwnlnV' "'
.FoRKtijCrrr.iMo:, Juno $. Yester
day Stephen Bhalcr. a boy 10 years of
ago, was running across a foot bridge
over a pond "when he fell., overboard.
His mother and sister, the latter a girl
of 15, .witnessed ' the accident and
jumped into the water id 'rescue him.
The water was ovdr their heads, and in
stead of saving the,, boy t they found
themselves struggling for' 'their own
lives. ' ' "
The father, StepheaiSheler, was sum
moned, to the spot by theories of his
drowning wife and children, and, al
though unable to swim, atoace jumped
Into the. water, ,, ,
The fight for life only lastpd a short
time, ana when the neighbors finally
reached the spot it waa'oaly .in time to
remove -from, the watei the bodies of
father, mother and children. Five other
Utile children are left 'orphans by the
THE ELEOTION IN OREGON.
Congressmen, State OMeert'aatd the Legl
.lature Necureil by the .Republicans.
FbitTLAND, Ore.,' June' 8. Tho first
flght in the political straggle of 1803
rvas,;)pld In; Oregon, yesterday when a
siat-0 , election to cnoose two congress
men, two state b'filcers and tho leglsla
ture'ocenrrcd. V j
.Herrmann, republican, in the
First congressional district I
elected ' to' congress by 8,500
plurality. Ellis, republican is elected
frpin tho Efccand district by. about 4,000
plurality. Moore, republican, is elected
supremo judge by at least 0,000 plurali
ty. For attorney-general , the count 1
not completed and it is still in doubt
Tho republicans control both branches
of tho legislature. i
The Freaks of Llghtntoa;.
SrniKPjKLn, 111., Jino ,fy Wra. B.
Weaver, a farmer who lived .near Wlll
lamsvllle, this' county, 'was instantly
killed 'by lightning during tho storm
yesterday afternoon while driving from,
tho field. The two horses be was driv
ing were also killed, but three men with
Mm were unhurt i
Whites anil Blacks.
Mkmtois, Tenn., June 8. Two com
aiUtncs of thirty, representing tho
whites and, blacks of, tbjs community,
met at tho Cotton exohangu to-night
to discuss measures tending to restore
Iho era of good feeling between the two
races. 'The' situation hero has been
threatening eves since last March, when
throe' deputy sheriffs 'were shot by a
negro m'b while attempting to serve a
warrant, and a' while Snob, two dava
i. -- ? .-
later, lynched three ot the ringleaders.
) llenco tho effort on tho part of conser
1 ratlvo men of both races to come to am
I aaderstandlag .that will lasuro peace.
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