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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF, FRIDAY. JUNE 18 1897.
NfiNX ( IpVSiHi--'
T WAS Martinmas
Sunday. The even
ing sorvlco wae
Just ovor, and tho
scanty, had dis
persed Itself over
tho Mobs toward
tho various farm
and Holds which
wero scattered here
nd thoro upon It. A llKht Htill burn
ed In tho' vestry, while Solomon
Mucklcbacklt, tho soxlon, waited on
tho porch for tho mlnlHtor to come
"Thcro'll ho tnnw tho night," ho
nuttercd, placing tho koy In tho uufccti
floor, preliminary to Iccklng up:
"there'll ho Biiaw the night, or I'm silr
mlHla'cn. And tho Annan"B rising
It's Himwlng noo amang tho hllla."
All nt onco tho light In tho vestry
was extinguished, and tho minister, n
man about fifty years of ago, appeared
on tho threshold, wrapped In a heavy
winter cloak and carrying a thick
"Lcclc up, Solomon, my man," ho
flolomon obccd, turning the koy In
tho Inner door, and then that of the
outer ono of solid oak, whllo tho mln
irtcr Blood waiting on tho path. Then
tho two, Eldo by side, and with mt:c'i
the samo kind of mcchn'nlca! trot,
panned across tho churchyard, pausing
now nnd again to strugglo with tho
florco gusts, nnd to hold on tliolr head
gear tho sexton his Sunday "bonnet,"
and tho minister his broad-brlmmcd
Reaching tho Iron gate, which wns
rattling nnd creaking in tho wind, they
descended throo moss-grown atops, and
reached tho highway. Horo all was
pitch dark, for tho shadow of tall yew
trees foil from tho other sldo, deepen
ing tho nocturnal blackness; but,
crossing tho road, they opened another
gate, croBsed tho gardon where the
jrew-trcca grow, and roachod tho door
of tho manse.
Standing hero In comploto shelter,
they heard tho "sough" of tho blast
overhead among tho tossing boughs, I
like tho wild thundor of a stormy sea.
Tho manso was a plain two-story
tiuJIJiiifl. ao old na the times of tho
Covenant and containing numberless
cheerless chambers, tho majority of
which woro unfurnished. Hero tho
Rovorend Sampson Lorrnino had
dwelt In solltudo for flvo-and-twcnty
yearn. Ho had como to tho placo ns
Eshy young bachelor, a studont, nnd
bookworm; nnd despite nil the sieges
that had been laid to his heart, us wns
Inovltablo In n placo whero marriage
ibln men wero few nnd spinsters many,
a bacholor ho had remained ever since.
People said that a love disappointment
in early life had mado him thereafter
invulnerable to all tho charms of wom
en, but at first his single condition
made him vory popular. Presently,
however, as his position as a bachelor
grow moro confirmed, and his eccentri
cities Increased, ho ceased to awaken
Opening the door with a latch-key,
ho entered a bare lobby, and striking
a light, lod tho way into n largo room
on the ground floor. It was scantily
furnished with an old carpet, an old
fashionod circular table with drawers,
and Boveral chairs; but on tho walls
wero numerous bIioIvcb, covered with
books. Tho room had two largo win
(Icwb looking on tho back lawn which
sloped down to tho river, but was with
out curtains of any kind.
A flro burned on the hearth, nnd a
rmlo box of poat fuel stood fry the
flrcsldo. One side of tho table was
uprcad with a clean cloth, on which
Blood a tray with bread, oatcake,,
cheese, and butter, nnd a largo stono
wntor-Jug, a black-bottlo, and some
"Sit yo down, Solomon," said the
minister, placing a lighted candle on
Solomon stood, hnt In hand, Every
Sunday ovonlng for many n long year
ho had entered tho houao In the same
way, at tho Bamo hour, and received
tho samo invitation.
Soon In tho dim light of tho room.
tho sexton was a llttlo wizened, white
haired man, with hoary, bushy eyo
brows, keon gray oyes, nnd sunken,
tanned cheeks. Ho was dressed In do
rent black, with a white shirt, and tho
kind of collar known in Scotland ns
"Btlck-ups." Tho minister, on tho
other hand, was tall and somowhut
portly, with a round, boyish fane, gcu
tle bluo eyes, and mild, good-humored
mouth. His hair was whlto as snow,
and foil almost to his shoulders.
"Sit yo down, sit yo down," ho re
peated; "and tako a gloss the night
Solomon placed his bonnet carefully
on tho edgo of tho tablo, and soatcd
himself respectfully on ono of tho
:anc-bottomed chairs. Then, lelsuroly
nnd eolemnly, ho poured out a glass of
raw spirit. Meantime Mr. Lorratno,
having divested himself of his cloak
nr.d hat, at down in the arm-chair by
"Hero's fortuity Blr," sa.d Solomon,
drinking off thehlsky; then, wiping
his mouth with bis sleoyo, he tat bolt
upright and expectant, waiting to soe
It bis superior had anythms more to
say. Hut, na tho mlnlstor romalncd
silent, Solomon roso to go,
"Aro yo mlndln' tho funeral tho
morn?" tho sexton asked, taking up
Mr Lorraine nodded.
"Can I bring yo anything beforo I
gang to bed? I maun rlso at flvo to
feonlsh the grave."
"No; go to bed. I shall sit up and
road n little."
"Wool, good-night, air."
Thereupon Solomon left tho room,
closing tho door softly behind him.
Lighting a cindlo In tho lobby, ho
mado his way quietly to a chnmbcr in
tho upper part of tho houo, whore
ho slept, and which waH, Indeed, tho
only chamber In tho manso, excepting
the minister's sitting-room and adjoin
ing bedroom, which contained any fur
niture. Many years beforo Solomon had
token up his abode there, on tho min
ister's Invitation, and It wns his only
hrmc. Besides performing the duties
of.soxton and clerk, ho acted generally
as factotum to Mr. Lorraine, attended
to tho gardon, and groomod tho pony
on which tho minister made his visita
tions about tho country. An aged
woman, Myslo Simpson, camo in every
day to clean nnd cook, but Invariably
rotlred to hor own dwelling nt night
fall. So tho two old men wero prac
tically nlono together, nnd, despite tho
dlffercnco In their aoclal positions, re
garded each other with a peculiar at
tachment. The minister sat for some tlmo mus
ing, then with a sigh ho took n book
from tho shelves nnd began to read.
It was a volumo of old sermons, writ
ten by a south-country clergyman,
Impassioned, wrathful, nnd In the nar
row sonse Calvlnlstlc. As he read, tho
wind roared round tho house, and
moaned In tho chimneys, nnd rattled
tho shutterlcss windows; but as tho
wind roso tho darkness decreased, nnd
the vitreous rays of tho moon began
playing on tho window pnncs.
Mr. Lorralno lit his pipe tho only
luxury In which he Indulged; for
dcsplto his plump figure, which ho In
herited, ho wns abstemious and a tee
totaler. Then, with another sigh, he
rose and walked thoughtfully up and
down tho room; paused at ono of the
windows, and looked down tho moon
lighted lawn which sloped to tho river
side; talking all tho tlmo to himself,
ns was his confirmed habit.
"Ay, ny, n wild night! and snow
coming. Solomsn says! Eerlo, cerlo,
Is tho sough of tho wind in tho trees.
It minds me over of hor, nnd when tho
moon's up It is liko tho bhlnlng of her
faco out of tho gravo. Woo Mnrjorlo!
my bonny doo! Thirty long years ago
sho died, and I'm still horo! still
Tears stood In tho old man's eyes
ub ho looked out In a dream. Through
tho long years of loneliness nnd pov
ertyfor his living was Indeed a poor
ono ho had cherished tho memory of
ono who had gone away from him to
Cod when only In hor eighteenth year.
Suddenly, thcro camo a loud alnglo
knock at tho front door.
"DIosb mo, what's that?'' ho exclaim
ed. "I thought I hoard a knock at the
hall door, but maybe my ears deceived
me. It was only tho wind, I'm think
ing." And ho plnccd his precious relics
back In tho drawer, locklnc.lt carefully
and placing tho key In a worn leather
purse which ho carried in his pocket.
At that moment tho knock was re
pented. "Dear me!" he cried, "there's some
ono knocking after all. Maybo It's a
Lifting the candle from tho table, he
trotted from tho room, crossed along
the lobby, nnd oponcd tho ball door.
As ho did so tho wind sprang in Uko
a tiger, and tho light wus blown out,
but tho front gardon was Hooded with
moonlight, save under the very shadow
of tho trees.
Ho saw nobody, however; whoover
had knocked had disappeared.
"Who's thoro?" ho cried, looking
round on ovory side.
Thoro was no roply,
Porploxod and somewhat startled, ho
stopped out Into tho porch, and In
stantaneously the door was banged
and closed behind him. Ho took nn-
othor Btcp forwnrd, and almost Btum
bled over something Uko a dark bun
dle of clothing lying on the doorstop.
"Bless my soul!" ho murmured,
At the samo moment a faint cry
camo upon hU ear. Stooping down In
great agitation, ho lifted tho bundle,
and dlscavored to his constornntlon
Unit It contalnod tho form of a llvlns
C O A R SE Paisley
shawl was wrapt
round tho Infant,
covering all but a
portion of Its tiny
face. As It ay Uko
a mummy in its
wrappings, It con
tinued to cry loud
ly, and the cry
wont at onco to tho
m i n (star's tendor
But in a moment the old man guess-
ed tho trtilh that tho haploss crea
turo had been left thoro by some ono
who hud knocked and fled. Still hold
ing tho child in his arms, ho ran out
in tho garden and looked on ovory
"Como back!" ho said; "whoovor you
aro, como back!"
But no ono responded. Tho wind
moaned dismally in tho trees that
lifted their black branches ovcrhond,
thnt was all. Ho ran 'to tho gate and
looked up and down tho roa4, but
could sco nobody. As he stood In per
plexity the child cried again loudly,
and struggled In his arms.
"Bless mo!" ho murmured, "I must
tako It In, or It will dlo of cold!"
Ho ran back to tho door and knocked
loudly again and again. It was somo
tlmo beforo ho was heard. At last,
however, ho beard footsteps coming
along tho passage, nnd rodoublcd his
knocking Tho door opened and
Solomon Mucklobacklt, half df&3sed,
npppearcd on the threshold. Without
a word the mlnlstor ran Into tho lobby.
"Lo3h mo, mcenlstor, 13 It yoursel'?"
ejaculated Solomon.ita nmazemont. "I
thought you were Inched."
"Como this way quick!" shouted
Mr. Lorralno. "Bring a light!"
And still carrying his burden, ho
ran Into the sitting-room. Solomon
closed tho door, struck a match, and
lighted a candlo, and followed him im
mediately. Then his amazement deep
ened. To see Mr. Lorraine standing
by tho flrcsldo with a crying Infant In
Ms arms was Indeed enough to awaken
perplexity nnd wonder.
"My conscience, mcenlstor, what hac
yo gotten there?"
"A child! Some ono left it in the
porch, knocked, and ran away. Run,
Solomon, search up and down tho road,
nr.d sco If you can find them. Shame
upon them, whoevor they are. Don't
stnnd staring, but run."
Perfectly Irawllderod, Solomon stood
gaping; then with ono horror-stricken
look at tho Infant, left tho room, and
ran from the house.
Lett nlono with tho child, tho min
ister seemed puzzled what to do. He
held It awkwardly, nnd its cries con
tinued; then, to still It, ho rocked It
to and fro In his arms.
Finding It still troublcsomo, he
placed It down In tho arm-chair, and
softly loosened tho shawl In which It
was wrapt, freeing Its llttlo arms.
Its cries ceased for a time, and It
lay with eyes wide open, spreading its
llttlo hands In tho wnrm twilight.
The minister put on his glasses and
looked at It with solemn curiosity.
It was a tiny Infant, about two
months old; Its little pink face was
pinched with cold, and its great blue
eye3 dim with crying. A common
linen cap was on Its bead, and its
gown was of coarso linen. But it was
so small, so pretty, that tho minister's
tender heart melted over it at once.
Ho offered it his forefinger, which it
gripped with its tiny hands, blinking
up Into his face.
"Poor wee mlto!" ho murmured, "I
wonder who your mother Is? A wick
ed woman, I'm thinking, to cast you
oway on such a night as this!"
As f In answer to his words, the
child began to cry ngaln.
"I can sco naobody," cried Solomon,
ro-onteilng the room; "I hao searchll
up nnd doon, as far toonways as Mysle
Simpson's door, and beyont to the
waterside, and there's nano stirring.
It's awfu' strange!"
He looked at the child, and
scratched his head; be looked at the
minister, and nodded It ominously. A
curious conjecture, too Irreverent for
utterance, had passed across his nat
urally suspicious mind.
(TO nE CONTINURn.)
THE TROLLEY BUZZ.
And Something; About the Trolley Cart
as a Cure for Headache.
"Ever hear of tho trolley buzz?" said
a Brooklyn resident whoso business Is
In Now York. "Thoy say that some
peoplo who travel regularly on the
trolley cars get tho trolley buzz. You
know tho sound of tho trolley, the
bz-z-z-z that boglns low and rises grad
ually as tho car Increases In speed,
keeping a uniform tono whon the eat
Is running nt uniform speed, and then
declining again as tho car runs slow
or and stopping when tho car fltopsi
They say thoro aro peoplo who travo!
regularly on thq trolleys who hear thli
sound all tho tlmo wherever they are,
oxcopt when they aro asleop. They
call this having tho trolley buzz. 1
ncvor had tho trolloy buzz, but the
trolley cars sometimes do mo a great
deal of good. Thoy euro mo of head
ache. I work horo all day, koeplns
cry busy, and sometimes when I start
homo at night I have a hard head
ache. I got Into a trolley car and tak
a scat over ono of the axles. Thoy say
that no electricity gets Into tho car,
but I imaglno there must bo moro 01
less of It In the air. I know there is
something thero that cures my head
ache. I sit down in tho car with the
headache bad; I get down from it af
ter a rldo of about three miles, feeling
bright and fresh and with the bead
Newspaper men go Into curious
places, and aro forever running across
curious people In them. Tho last
placo I met dear old Max Maretzok was
a holo in tho wall In West Twenty
sevonth Btreat, called, by courtesy, a
French restaurant. We named It "Little
Dcl's." Ono of Balzac's fat conclergea
was the head of tho establishment, and
it was possible to obtain an excellent
dlnnor thoro for twenty or twentjr-flve
cents. Max enjoyed bis repaat, and ap-
k oared pleased with the company that
urrounded him, though it waa com
posed of singers, attorn and artlaU
with more genius than money.
The Document to bo Hent to ttia Hrntto
Boon After Mr. Mrltluli-y's Itrlurn x'rmn
the Mouth This Country In fcettlo tliu
Form of Government.
,WAshinoto.v, Juno IS, A trentj
the annexation of Hawaii to tin
United Statos wilt bo sent to tho Sen
ate soon after tho return of tho presi
dent, unless present plans shall bt
The treaty was written nnd nil lt
dotails woro fully agreed upon beforj
the president and Secretary Sherman
loft for the South. There in no doubt,
it is snld, of tho president's ndqulcs
eenco in tho term) of tho treaty foi
the ronton thut bo was tnudo fully
aware of thorn baforo ho Uft.
Tho treaty is on tho general linos o!
the treaty negotiated during tho ad
ministration of President Harrison
"and withdrawn by President Clcvi
land. It provides for annexation
wiinout ine exaction or conditions on
the part of the Ilawailans a.s to tho
form of government to bo vouchsafed
to Hawaii, leaving the question to ba
entirely dlsposod of by the govern
ment of tho United States. This na
tion will agree, however, to assumu
the dobt of tho present Hawaiian gov.
eminent, but will como Into possession
of all tho Hawaiian crown lands and
Several senators have received
definite reformation concerning tho
existence of tho treaty uml nro well
acquulntcd with its terms, though
they refuse to cllystiss the matter.
Among theso are members of tho corn
mltteos on foreign relations nud
finance. A member of the Republican
caucus says the treaty has boon hinted
at, but always In a vaguu manner.
Ono of tho senators said thoro wai
In progress certain negotiations, bu)
there win no nssuranco that it would
soon bo sent to the senate. In privati
conversation, however, other senator)
gave Information thnt wus delink
enough to satisfy thoso with whori
they tulkcd that the treaty was no
only to bo sent in but thnt it was now
only awaiting tho signatures o! the
heads of the two governments to
It is known that tho approval of tho
committee on foreign relations Is as
sured, as eight members of the com
mittee have approved of tho treaty's
terms. This will enable the commit
tee to spsedlly report to tho Senate .sit
that it may bo taken up immediately
after the tariff bill shall have been
The Senate has been canvassed to n
certain extent by senators favoring
annexation, and, whllo there are somo
senators who are non-committal, tho
supporters of the proposition say they
believe they can count upon the two
thirds vote necessary to Insure rati
fication. M'KINLEY IN THE SOUTH.
Th President and Party at Chatta
nooga. Marshall and Antiovlllo.
Abiikvilm:, N. C, Juno i Pros
tdont and Mrs. McKialoy nnd party
left Nashville Saturday night and ar
rived at Chattanooga yesterday morn
ing. Aftor a breakfast on their car,
they "were driven to the homo of Pen
lion Commissioner Evans. At 10:30,
accompanied by ex-Postmaster Gen
ernl Key and Mr. Evans, Mr. MoKlnley
went to the First Methodist church. A
quiet rest until 5 o'clock followed and
then Mr. and Mrs. MoKlnley and Mr.
and Mrs. Evans drove to Orchard
Knob. Dinner followed their return
and thon Mr. McKlnloy held a twenty
minutes' reception at the Reed house.
Secretary Sherman remained quietly
all day at tho bouso of W. M. Lusloy,
whllo Secretaries Alger nnd Wilson
attended tho Second Presbyterian
oburch. At 10 o'clock the party
gathered nt tho special train and soon
afterward It left for the hllbt whore It
It was s o'clock this morning when
the train reached Knoxvlllc, Tcnn.,
the crowd gathered there saw no one.
At Marshall, N. C, the homo of
United States Senator Prltchard, n
short atop was made, and Mr. Mo
Klnley shook bonds with several hun
dred of the thousands nt the roar of
train, no lifted one llttlo girl into
the car to soo Mrs. MoKlnley.
At 11:40 o'clock tho President and
party arrived horo and wero met at
the depot by a locnl reception commit
tee and the Asbevlllo Light infantry.
Tho President was received by Major
Rankin and E. P. Mohisstck, manager
of the Battory Park hotel, to which all
of Mra party woro driven to luncheon.
The streots wero crowded and thoro
were many decorations. The Presi
dent held a reception nnd then the
party took carriages for BUtmore
house, George V, Vanderldlt'a placo,
five miles away. Tho President and
cabinet and the ladles with them wero
shown over tho housa. Tho party took
the train for Washington at Blltmoro
at S o'clock.
Catbolle Centennial Celebrated.
Mission San Jose, CaL, Juno 13.
l'en thousand porsous attendod tho
centennial celebration of tho founding
of tho Roman Catholic mission hero
Rkoiva, N. W. T., June 15. The In
rltatlon among tho Indians In conse
quence of tbe killing of Almighty
Voice and his companions by the po
llco is assuming an ugly phase. Fif
teen Indians havo attacked the farm
of Mr. Gordon, between Saskatoon
and Duck Lake, and killed all the cat
tle in tbe corraL A detachment of
Northwest mounted police left Region
this morning to proceed to the spot by
train. They will Jola ' second de
tachment at Nut Lake. It is believed
that the Instigator of the outrages la a
family connection of Almighty Voice,
ailed AlBsJgblrVolce'i i either.
BOMB FOR FAURZ
Attempt to AtAtlmte tlm I'rcaMon
of tlm French llrpubllp.
PAnifl, Juno 15. An attempt wo3
miulo yesterday to assassinate M.
Felix Faure. president of tho .French
republic, whllo he was en route to
Long Champs to witness tho Grand
Prix, While M. Fauna's carriage was
passing a thicket near La Cascade res
taurant, in tho Bols Do Boulogne, n
bomb, which subsequcntlv proved to
bo a piece of tubing about six inches
long and two inches in diameter, with
a thickness of half an inch, charged
with powder and tthot, exploded.
No ono was injured by tho explo
sion. A mniV In tho crowd, smpectod
ns tho prlmj movor was arrested. IIo
(ravo his names as Oallot, and mado
only tho brlofest replies to questions
put to hitn by tho police. Uatlot said
that ho had no occupation, but resided
ut Lcvallers-Perrot. Tho pollco are
making a thorough search of his lodg
ings, lie h believed to bo insane, for
ho shouted ns the carriage passed
along so loudly as to attract genoral
attention in tho crowd. Tho pollco
havo also made another arrest, in this
case a youth, but it is thought prob
able that the actual culprit escaped.
Tho news of tho attompt spread like
wlldllre through tho elty, uml when
M. Fauro roVtrncd to tho Klvao tho
streets alonrf tho routo whero it waa
known ho would drivo wore crowded
with tho people, who cheered him
Til's bomb was a clumsily mado nf
fair, to which a piece of fuss wns at
tached, nnd tho fuso was probably
lighted by n paper Uxed to the end of
ti stick ni soon 4 tho head of the pro
cession camo Into vlow. Tho presump
tion is that at the moment tho fuso
was lljhle.l tho culprit llsd, nnd in
any en so tho bomb could not havo dono
much harm In tho thlckot where tho
pollco found the remains of tho bomb
thoy found also a pistol, upon which
was engraved tho words, "Mort a Follx
Laurc," nnd the nameo Alsacc-Lor-rtilno
nnd Cologne Near tho pistol
wns a Miiall dagger, bearing a similar
threatening inscription, and a few feet
away tho pollco found a nowspr.par
with a cartoon grossly Insultlmr to tho
president. This contained nn offensive
inscription, hinting nttha execution of
The attempt on tho lifo of M. Fauro
wai mado on tho very spot whero
Bere.owsky tried to shoot the czar
whllo driving to tho military revlow
at Long Champs in 1807, and whoro
Francois, a lunatic, tired his revolver
at M. Faure on July 14 In-jt.
M. Fanro bjhnvod with porfcet solf-
command and continued to bow right
and left to the crowd after tho ex
plosion, as If nothing unusual had
happened. Tho president was nccom-pan-cd
by his wife, whllo In another
carriage woro his two daughters, Mile.
Lucie F.iurc and Mmc. Bcrgo.
The horses attached to M. Fauro's
carriage reared wildly at tho explosion,
but woro whipped on by Montjnrrot's
vigorous arm. Rousteaux, tho dotcc
tlve who Is always with tho president,
rushed forward and grappled with a
man, but was immediately Hot upon
by a half dozen persons in the crowd,
probably accomplices of tho would-bo
assassin. The crowd mistook tho do
tcctivo for an anarchist, and wero
about to lynch him. Ho was beaten,
kicked, spat upon and not rescued by
tho police until bleeding and uncon
scious from a terrible bcatlaz.
"HUMAN OSTRICH" DEAD.
Harry Wbalten, Who Swallotrod Knives
and Malli, Hucenmbi.
Kansas City, Mo., Juno 15. Harry
WhaJlon, whoso rcmarkablo gastrono
mic feats bad gained for him tho
name of the "Human Ostrich," died
at shortly after midnight this morn
ing ut tho Germ a hospital. On Sat
urday morning several surgeons
opened his stomach and took out 120
pieces of hardware, several ounces of
broken glass, etc., tnhlcb ho had swal
lowed whllo glvg exhibitions
through the state. Whallen seemed
for a tlmo to bo on the mend, but tho
shock following tho operation proved
boyond his atrauath.
DEADLY CORSET STEELS.
Tbree Yoanj; Ohio Womn Killed by
Lightning After Leaving Choreh.
Bellaire, Ohio, Juno IV Whllo
Minnie McUulro, daughter of tho Rev.
Thomas MaGuIro; Alpa Taylor,
daughter of William Taylor, aad Em
ma White, duughtnr of Simon White,
each aged about 19 years, were re
turning home from tho Methodist
church at Jacobs burg, walking to,
gothcr In tho road about 100 yards
from tho church, they woro struck by
lightning nnd killed.
It is believed that tho steels in tho
corsets worn by the girls wero tho
chief cause of their deaih. Miss Sarah
Boring, who was with them, but woro
no corsets, was only stunnod.
Stricken In SloU Boom.
Skdai.ia, Mo., June 15. Mrs.Oeorgo
Crouch, living near Beaman, bocaiuo
seriously 111 this morning, nor hus
band called a few neighbors and upon
bis return to her bedroom fell dead
upon tho floor. Excitement was tho
cause, no was 65 years old and had
been a resident oi I'ottls county for
Sioux Citv, Iown, Juno 15. It Is re
ported from Sioux Rapids, this state,
that "Messiah" Schwelufurth la plan
ning tho establishment of a "heaven''
in tho northern part of Buena Vlatu
county, and has bsen spending ao,mo
days In the locality, conferring with
laud owners relative to the purohasa
of a suitable traot of land. Ue Is at
present contemplating the location o
a oolony on a four-soctloa traei north
of Sioux Rapids. BasldenU of thq
vicinity are favorlag bla plan and
offering Inducements to him to make
bla borne among tbeea.
KANSAS PLACES SETTLED
Htittnti, btrriK', I.tni'.iert an I t.ctnnd nr
ht Cliiiii-ii duo
Wasiiwoto.v. Junn U. Within two
ilnys at the fnrtlu'st, tho ling drawn
out fight for tho plums of Kansas pat
ronage will coico to an end when
United Stale; Saimlor Baker will
make public li'u recommendations for
the ofilccs of Unilod States attorney,
United Status m.ir.sluil, United States
revenue collector and pension ugent nt
Topoka. These recommendations will
be conclusive and tho Presidential ap
pointment of his men will follow
Mr. Baker refu'je3 as yet to mako
any suggestio i us to the Idontlty of
the mun c'aoson by him, but tho win
ners will ba: To bu eul'.oetor of Inter
nal revenue, Mlku Sutton of tho
"short grass country;" to bo Unltod
States marshal, W. li Storno of To
pekaj to ly United States nttornoy,
Ike Lnmbont; to bo pension agent, Cy
Leland of Troy.
When tho foroolng llt was shown
to Senator Baker ho rofused to give
his authority for its publication or to
dUuu;is tho bubject, saying only that
he had tixod upon his choleo nud that
he would mako his dccUlon public in
a day or so through tho mu ilium of a
It is altogether probablo that tho
slato was not finally determined upon
until this mormlng. Jack Ilnrrls, W.
K. Sterne and Mike Sutton wero
closeted with Sonator Baker all
morning. Tho telegraph was ussd
frcetv, the hour for the Senato to meet
camo and yet the conference want on
It Is the genoral belief of Kansans
now in Wnmlngton, with an exception
here and thcro occasioned by pergonal
disappointment, that tha disposition
of the otllcos will do mora to harmon
izo tho Republican party than could
have been accomplished by any other
selection, considering them as a
KANSAS BRIBERY REPORT.
Committee Abandon Its Work
Torr.KA, Kan., Juno 15. Thobrlbory
Investigating committee appointed by
tho Legislature to Investigate charges
against members met here Saturday
to consider tho question of continuing
tho investigation. In view of tho de
cision of tho supremo court that tho
committee had no power to commit
witnesses who refused to testify it was
decided to abandon tho investigation.
A report was accordingly iited with
tho Governor stating that the commit
tee was unable to proceed owing to
tho attacks on its legality and the
limitation of its power, but expressing
tho belief thut tho evidence nlrendy
taken was sufficient to bIiow that tho
Legislature wis surrounded by an or
ganized, corrupt lobby. Tho roporl
"Wo bcllcvo that tho presence of
lobbyista'.in legislative halls in such
numbers as cuttom has pennittcd to
accumulate each year Is a mennco to
tho rights of tho people, a disgrace to
tho stato and an unmitigated nuis
anco, and recommend that a law bo
passed dec.arlng such action to bo a
misdemeanor. We bcllovo that thq
failure of tho last Legislature to pass
certain laws was duo to corrupt Influ
ences wielded by corporations,
amounting to comploto purchuso of
members In somo cases, and wo be
lieve t,bo necessity for such laws Is just
as great now as then, and recommend;
that a special session bo called for that
pu rposo. "
OLIVER IS THE MAN.
Leavenworth Anarchlit llontjht Dyoa
mlto nf nn Atrhlxnn Dealer.
Leavknwoktii, Kan., Juno t5.
Joseph W. Oliver, tho man arrested
and in tho cuttody of tho Unltod
States marshal, charged witli nn at
tompt to kill Uovernor Andrew J.
Smith and his family, has been iduntl
fled by James Ilelluner of Atchison as
the man to whom ho bold the dyna
mlto, fuse and caps on last Wednes
day. Hellcncr camo to the city yester
day morning nt the request of tho
pollco authorities. At the Union depot
lie was mot by Chief Cranston and
driven directly to tho county jalL
Hollener approached tho groat iron
door of tho prisoners' corridor and
immediately pointed out Oliver from
tho half hundrod prisoner confined
CAPT. STOUCH'S STORY.
Offlctat Report of the Chcyounx Indian
Washington, Juna 15. Tho Indian
ollleo has received from Captain
Stoucb of tho Tongue Rivor, Mont,
agency, a dotalled report on the recent
trouble tlii-re, arising from the murder
of Settlor John Hoover by David Stan
ley, n Cheyenno brave. After much
diplomacy on tho nart of the agent,
Stanley and his two accomplices, Sam
Crow and Yollow Hair, aro now lodged
in jail at Miles City, and will bo triod
by the civil courts. Captain Stoucb's
description of tho trouble is interest
ing, in that it shows tho constant con
flict between tho fedotal officers and.
the state authorities in arrests of In
dians. In this caso the presence of
tho sheriff and a largo posso came
near causing a conflict with tbe ' In
dians. Kilted In Friendly Wre.tllnr.
New Yonic, June IS. Albert Benson
and Thomas Olsen got Into a friendly
wrestling match in Brooklyn yester
day afternoon. Olsen lifted Bensoq
off his feet and thJow him backward.
Ue did not rise, however, and Olson
walked over and tried to raise him.
Usnson'e neck was broken.
Iron Works Shut Down.
Beadimo, Pa., Juno 15. The man
agement oi tho Reading Iron worki
has decided to close Its tube mill in
aenniteiy. uy this over 1,000 men
will be thrown out of employment.
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