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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
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Trie EARLIEST POQTfjniT
fftEMBRnJlDT PcflLE'S PORTRAIT.
thnu .i year ago a
Now York pub
llHhrr said to mc:
"The ni:n who
ran predict a fad
to &tipplnnt the
fad will bu worth
his weight In gold
to ii publisher."
Washington, and had tho satisfaction
of hearing my friend nay ho did not
Hut f was right, nevertheless.
Tho Frenchman la dead: long llvo
It would be wearisome to review nil
tho evidence. IJesldes. this rational
Washington fad has not ns yet gone
far enough, and It is probable that
greater works are now meditating
than have been written.
For the moment, therefore, It will
sufllcc iui nn Indication of tho direc
tion In which tho current Ik setting
to call to mind that u new edition of
Irvine's "Washington" Is among tho
recent announcements of one of our
leading firms of publisher,; that ono
of our most enterprising magazlno
odltors makes a "featuro" of n series
of Washington portraits In his cur
rent number, nnd that within n few
months two or tho most scholarly nnd
gifted of our American historians have
published monographs on tho father
of our country.
Tho writers to whom I refer nre
Prof. Woodrow Wilson and Mr. Paul
Doth works nro llkablo for many
reasons, but they are chiefly attract
ive to me, at least bccati&o of tho
extreme modernity of method they ex
emplify In tho treatment of their
theme. And by this I wish to con
vey tho Idea that tho method Is at
onco scholarly nnd artistic. Hoth Mr.
Ford and Prof. Wilson nro palnstak-
Y5iiV?rJ a I
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S HATCHET.
TOBIVM Tn Svubot. or TnUTH,
BY H. C. DOWll
Although tho hntehot
otory f of rutlier ancient date, It can't bo tola too a'ten
for Its beceflts nro fircat, anil 60, upon tuo blrthJay of tho
licro of tho tftlo I'.'h proper to repeat It 00 lta moral may prevail.
Wncnour Immortal Wuahtagton was but a J.ttlo boy 1:1a thought
less pa preaentcd Mm a hatchet for a toy, mid nest ilay when
tho father went to pick sonso chcrrlca ho got left, becauso con
body had chopped down litu farorlto trco. o'f course, llko peoplo
not to Wanio, ho let himself get riled, nnd ltU a switch ha
Luntedtlll hofound his naughty child. "Who chopped tbattreo?"
I10 thundered, nud received tho grand reply, "I did it with my
liatchot, l'a. I cannot tell a He." "Corao to my arms, my noWti
non," tho father proudly cried, "I'd rather loso ten thousand trcrn
than uaro a boy who Hod." And thus It- was Uiat Wnnhlngton
began, when but a youth, to show Ms futu.ro greatness by his fear
less loo of truth. Unto I1I3 llltlo halcbet, then, iro owo an endless
dobt, anil which no patriotic friend of f roodom w 111 forgot. Ifn
given usa country which In all thlnga Uthobatt; Ifo glTcnus
our liberty and keops
WASHtNQTON THE SOLDIER.
In tho estimation of his associates
nud others familiar with his military
enrrer, Washington was one of tho
few great military chieftains of tho
world. No higher tribute could bo
paid him than that conveyed by Fred
erick tho Great or Prussia, wlwn he
presented his uwnrd to tho American
general with this inscription upon It.
'Vrom tho oldest goneral of ICuropo
to tho greatest general In tho world."
Washington as n general has been
crltlclred for Irrcsoluteness and fre
quent resort to retreats whllo ungaged
In battle, hut measured by tho results
accomplished In this way theso criti
cisms only add to his greatness.
Willi the memory of the scenes nt
Concord, Lexington nnd Bunker Hill,
nnd tho events at New York fresh In
mind, It Is pertinent to consider tho
effect of Washington's retreat front
New York to tho Jerseys, u distance
of moro than n hundred miles, with a
more handful of freezing starving
men beforo 11 powerful foe, flusliod
with victory, yet baflled In all their
attempts to cut off retroat and destroy
ammunition stores. Clrnnder than any
victory, moro illflleult nnd dangerous
thnu any battle, this famous retreat
brought Into public gazo tho wonder
ful combination of courage and pr.i
denco In Washington's character nnd
gained Tor him tho title of "American
But followed aud crowr.il sw this
"HE STUART PORTRfllTTl
tw k rt aiiJiMrinpM
h fYrMniwi i
ing investigators, conscientious col
lectors of documents; but with their
pedantry Is combined a lively appre
ciation of tho function and possibili
ties of the literary art.
Tho writing of history, therefore,
becomes In their practice n task
identical In aim to thnt of the histor
ical painter. They do not permit
themselvin to stop with the mora
presentation of the facts of tho past,
but. because they aro artists, they
must vitalize theso facts, and bring
their readers, ns do tho painter nnd
the historical novelist, Into a vital aR
well ua Into an Intellectual relation
with a remote period.
Their Ideal requires not only that
they fhall prove their case, but that
the demount ration Bhall be as aethot
Historical accuracy loses nothing
by thlii treatment, and tho personality
of Washington gains immeasurably.
Hotli ho and tho past tho picturesque,
courtly, eventful, elegant past In
which ho moved llvo again boforo
our eyes; and tho mind, lured to fol
low an imagination captivated by tho
charm of stylo and dramatic Incident,
loses Its contemporaneousness and U
merged In the theme of the history.
As n sheer example of literary art.
Prof. Wilson's study is perhaps to bo
preferred to Mr. Ford's. Ills Is tho
richer In plcturesqim detnll. nnd
shows clearly that the author has be
stowed greater pains on tho elabora
tion of his backgrounds. Prof. Wil
son's style Is the best literary counter
part I can think of of Mr. Pylo's draw
ings. Ills atmosphere, even his style,
has an olil-tlmn flavor.
Mr. Ford is more direct; his stylo Is
less colored; his aim less pictorial.
As for his temper, to my thinking it
betrays on occasion the quality of ex
asperation. Heading history sympathetically,
but literally, ho has allowed himself
to bo nnnoyed that his countrymen
us over blest. And
more than that, It'a
cWon'and Is giving
to etch youth a
lovo and admlr
ntlon for tho
truth. So, when
noods It, sho
will find another
eon to follow
la tho footstep
first la War,
First la roaee
and rirnt in
tho hearts of
lla count rvmctu
maneuver was by tho crossing of the
Delaware, mid the brilliant capturo of
tho Hessian troops at a tlmo when
tho assurance of success was so doubt
ful and tho nppareut probability of
defeat eo great, when tho black cloud3
of despair hung so oppressively over
tho struggling patriots and seemed to
bo slowly closing up that small open
ing through which tho peoplo yet saw
hopes of n brighter day, this second
great exploit must bo considered now,
as It was then tho turning point of
tho war, tho greatest achievement of
tho grantieHt man In tho gloomiest
period of tho revolution.
It is hardly necessary to narrate tlie
M'Wmk W mMmmm
v ' fry? f& It -'m&WJW A
' X ftt W 5,IV
!W. -.rjW VA Wflll X II
should prefer tho hero of Washing
ton's birthdays and of tho Fourth of
July orators to tho real man who Is
our Pater Patriae. Preferring tho
man of flesh nnd blood to tho man of
myth and legend, ho set about strip
ping him of the3o sentimental trap
pings. "Behold," says he, when he Is done,
"our national hero. A great man, to bo
sure, but no paragon In I1I3 private
life, nt least. A man against whom
calumny and slander blew, but who
remained tinsmlrchcd. A man of
valor In the field, yet one who shrunk
from tho publicity of public life. A
ninn who held the helm of stato with
an iron hand, who fumbled his inaug
uration address. A man whose sense
of propriety constrained him in after
life, when he knew that he had en
rolled himself nmong tho immortals,
to undertake tho revision of his pri
vate correspondence, so that posterity
might not laugh at his awkward Eng
llsh." Mr. Ford supports tils clal.ns
by numerous citations from original
subsequent events, tho terrible winter
Valley Forge, and the final surren
der of Cornwallls at Yorktown. No-
u!Cr. e " '" "" llls Clirr doe.
W ashington exhibit to better advan
tage his noblo and disinterested char
acteristics of heart and mind than he
Ml who,, the war was thus B0 sue
Ho did not try to establish n mili
tary despotism as did Cromwell; ha
did not attempt to crcato an absolute
monarchy as did Napoleon, but quiet
ly and without ostentation ho resigned
51 a Pnmmn twin u.i t .. . n
. vK.u.uumiur win cuier or the army
.inn reurcu to his home at Mount
Verno,, to resume tho duties of a
private cltlzon. Whllo he was thus
engaged tho unanimous vote of the
peoplo' representatives called him
'",m,,,I!c11!foaKal t0 Inaugurate,
outline and broadly establish tho now
Wnililiictiiii nn a Dn-mi-r.
In his youth, and even during tho
revolution. Washington was a good
deal of it dandy. Ho gave his tailors
minuto instructions ns to the number
of button holes de3lrcd on hla coat
front, and for tho cutting of the waist.
Ho had a weakness for bluo and purple
broadcloth, silver and laco trimmings
nnd milled shirts. During h3 it0r
years, howovor, Washington dressed
moro modestly, nnd nlways in good
taste. In his pcrsonnl appearance" ho
was exceptionally clean nnd neat Ho
is described as tall nnd well propor
tioned nnd of commanding presence.
Ills feet were unusually largo. Though
ho woro false teeth and his largo-fea-turod
faco was colorless and pitted
from smallpox, ho was considered
handsome His carrlago was nlways
dignified and graceful. Prominent
nngllshmcn, Frenchmen and merl
cans of thnt period who saw him fre
quently nnd under varying conditions,
unlto in declaring his deportment
"easy, erect, and noble."
Washington was fond of a good time
with congenial companlons.us Is shown
by nn expense account entry In his
diary now preserved In tho stato de
partment at tho national capital, which
reads: "To Jamborco at Charlottes
buix'.N. C, 13."
"Say, mamma," exclaimed little
Freddy, who was compelled to wenr a
pair of trousers about threo sizes too
largo for him, "I fool awful lonesome
In these pants."
PTMIUHS' Cv' v
HER REPLY TO WOODFORD
Tho I'reOtlrnt Drlrritilitiil Thnt She Miwt
Amwrr Otic tVuji or tlin Other, Whrtticr
Sim CiiiliirniM l)n I.iiiur'n Krnltmant, nnd
Will llroiilt No Drill..
Wasiiixoton, Fob. la Tho depart
ment of state has notified Minister
Woodford to siiggusfc to tho Spanish
government that n disavowal of M10
sentiincnti expressed In Do Lome's
loiter on autonomy and reciprocity
inliflit reinovo considerable mlstimler
stnndlntr which exists In this ommtrv.
and would be highly acceptable to
This oabk'irram was sent to Minister
Woodford by assistant Secretary Day,
who wrote it by direction of President
McKlnlvy. It is mild in tone nnd not
calculated to give ofTense, but If It
does not bring a prompt reply from
Spain, 11 "demand" Instead of a. "sug
gestion" may follow.
Tho suggestion to Spain is tho re
suit of tho unsatisfactory nature of
Minister Woodford's report. That re
port was simply a relation of polite
nnd vnguo conversations botweon him
self and the Spanish minister of for
eign nfTiiirs, Scnor Oullon, In which
expression of disavowal or rogrot ii
made by tho Spanish representative
for Do Lome's statement that this
country had boon misled on tho ques
tions of autonomy nud trade relations.
President MeKlnley ii determined
that Spain shall answer ono way 01
tho other whother Bho Indorses De
Lome's sentiments, nnd will brook no
unnecessary ilclar. Until thenuestinn
of Spain's sincerity in dealing with
1110 untlcil Slates Is settled, the cablo
will bo used instead of the mails to
bring about a speedy undcrstaudintr.
On tho answer which Spain will
make, whether open and frank, or
evasive, will depend a good deal of the
future relations of tho two countries.
Tho President has now reached n
point when ho may bo moro distrust
ful of Spanish promises than before,
and to cllsabuso lib mind Spain will
have to act openly and squarely.
Evasion or donlul of tho right to aslt
such a question will not profit the
cause of tho Spaniards at the White
Should Spain finally decline to make
proper amends for the Insults placed
upon this nation by Its late represent
ativo the President will, do one of twu
things: Ho will either recall Minister
Woodford and sever nil diplomatic re
lations with Spain or ho will send n
message to Congress giving that body
all tho details and allowing
it to decldo what shall bo done. It Is
not believed by those familiar with
international diplomatic usage that
Spain will remain obstlnato long', for
sho is clearly in tho wrong. It Is
thought that her pride has prevented
her from acknowledging tills fact
before and that sho will eventually
vleld to tho dictates of justic-.
HARRIS PROTEST PASSED.
Senate Against Kimimn I'liclllr Ural Air.
Wa8iiixotox. Fob. 1U. Tito resolu
tion introduced in tho Senate yester
day by Mr. Harris, directing tho At
torney Gonoral to furnish tho Senate
Information as to the ngreemont
reached by tho trovcrnment with tho
reorganization committee of tho Union
Pacific railway concerning tho Kan
sas Puelfle branch, was laid before the
Mr. Chandler said ho had no objec
tion to the resolution, but did not ap
prove of tho preamble, which Included
a press dispatch.
Mr. Harris replied that ho might
not insist upon tho preamble after ho
hud umdo a statemunt. The Union
Pacific, ho said, for a long tlmo had
attempted to Inlluenco Congress and
ofl'clals of administrations to scale
dowu tho debt of that company
to tho government about 50
per cent. Until n year ago last
January tho company had been un
successful. At that time they made
an nrrangapnont with Mr. Cleveland's
administration by which tho road was
to bu disposed of with a loss to tho
government of about SIS.OOO.Oiil). Mr.
Harris then outllnod tho reasons why
that arrangement was not carried into
effect. Public sentiment was aroused
from Mnino to California, the demand
of tho pooplo. ho said, being that they
should not bo swindled ont of the
mormons sum mentioned.
When Senator Harris' resolution waj
(1 ut to a voto It passed tho Senate.
rtrnrjr ltonlli, l'uriiier HpoWtnr of tho
IUimim Home, Din Unexpectedly.
liAlSNKii, Kan., Feb. in. Captali.
Henry Hooth, former speaker of tho
Kansas house of rcpressutatlves, was
found dead yesterday afternoon at (
o'clock lu his barnyard, one mllo east
of this city, wlioro ho had beun repair
ing a w.-ll. It Is supposed that ho died
of heart failure
Capta'n Hooth was ono of tho origi
nal free i.tate settlors of Kansas, and
had been prominent in the polities of
the statu sinco tho troublo between
tho pro and mill-slavery parties.
Tor tho I'lkn' ri! Murder.
Coi.on.vno SpiuxriS, Col. Fob 10.
The jury in tho caso of Shirley D.
Chamlmrlln, charged with the murder
of Herbert H. Kay of Wlsncr, Neb.,
on Pike's Peak, in August Inst,
brought lu a verdict of murder in the
Onn of a r.imlly of Hovnl 1'reacliom.
Coi.uiim.v, Mo., Fob. 10. i:ov. J. S.
Jcsso of Columbia has been called to
the pastorate of the Ucthleliont Hap
list church. There aro seven Uaptist
oreachcrs in tho Jesse fnlly.
LORD NEVILLE IN PRISON.
t'lrailK Utility to tho Chnrgn of Fraud
Driilr Hi-Iiir n forger.
London, FeU 10 In the central
criminal court to-diy Lord William
Xovlll, fourth son of the Marquis of
Aborgnvenny, who was placed on trla
charged with fraud in connection
with the suit of "Smn" Lewis, tho
money lender, against Lieutenant
Spender Clay, to recover S.Vi,."ur duo
on two promissory notes cashed by
Lord Novill, pleaded guilty of fraud,
but claimed bo was not guilty of
forgery. He was sentenced to five
years' penal servitude.
No celebrated case has over before
brought such a fashionable crowd to
the Old llallcy. liroughams blocked
tho approaches and women in their
smartest frocks overflowed the jury
box and barrister's seats. Lady
Nevlll was present. The prisoner was
evidently ill at case, but lie nnswered
the Indictment In clear tones.
After the llutter caused by his plead
ing guilty of fraud had subsided the
prisoner was allowed to tako a seat In
tho dock, ns ho Is recovering from 11
After tho arguments of counsel
Judge Lawrence summed up sternly,
but with it voice which shook at times.
Tho judge said:
"In my opinion the crime Is as great
as though ho had abstracted the sum
from Lieutenant Clay's pocket or had
burglarized Mr. Lewis's ofllco and had
stolen It If It had been somo wretch
ed clerk with a wife and seven chil
dren, who had incurred a heavy loss
and had helped himself at his master's
till, I nm afraid there would havo
been no ono to speak lu extenuation;
but the higher position tho person
holds, tho higher his responsibility.
"1 am sorry to say 1 have looked In
vain for extenuating circumstances.
It Is ns bad a caso of fraud as it is pos
sible to conceive. You liave brought
hamo and dishonor upon nn ancient
and noble family and sorrow aud buf
fering upon your nearest and dearest.
Your crime is great aud your sentence
must be severe. It is that you be kept
In penal servitude for live years."
The prisoner was hurried oft to
Newgate prison, whero he was allowed
an interview with his wife nnd an
other woman. After the interviews
Lord Nevlll was removed to Worm
wood Scrubs prison.
The prisoner's faco did not evince
much surprtso at tho severity of his
sentence, but his unsteady gait on
luaving the prisoners' dock showed
that he had been hard hit
The sentence caused a great sonsa
lion among those prcseut in court,
and many of the women broke into
Since the notorious baccarat scan
dal English aristocracy has received
few shocks such as by tho Nevlll trial.
Lieutenant Spender Clay, tho prose
cuting witness, is tho son of a wealthy
brewer, while NovlU's father is tho
Marquis of Abergavenny.
NEW SPANISH MINISTER.
Seuor Itornabo Appointed to Tiiko n
I.iikio'a I'laco at WutliliiRton.
MAnutii, Feb. 111. At 5 o'clock last
evening the Cabinet mot nnd discussed
tho present stato of the war in Cuba
and tho Do Lomo matter, at great
Icncth. It was decided to publish a
decree accepting tho resignation of
Scnor Dupuy de Lomo ns minister at
Washington and appointing Senor
Louis Polo Hernabo as his successor.
Scnor Uullon, minister of foreign
affairs, informed tho cabinet that the
United States minister, Woodford, hnd
just handed him a note referring to
Senor Dupuy Do Lome's letter, and to
tho meaning of several paragraphs in
Tho noto from Minister Woodford
demanded that Spain should formally
disavow tho Insults to President Mc
Kinley, contained in Scnor Dupuy Do
Lome's letter to Senor Canalejas.
Tho cabinet council decided imnn
mously to reply to Minister Woodford
that Senor De Lomo's spontaneous
resignation nnd tho terms of tho de
cree accoptlng It were considered suf
ficient satisfaction. It is understood
thnt Minister Woodford received this
intimation and dispatched a long
cipher telegram to Washington.
To Opmi In Oregon.
Wasihnoto.v, Feb. 10. Tho atten
tion of thu politicians hero Is now
turned towards Oregon, whero in Juno
the first members of the Fifty-sixth
Congress will be chosen. Although n
small election, results there will bo of
extraordinary Interest as indicating
the trend of political sentiment
throughout tho country and as presag
ing the November results. Sinco tho
now alignment of parties on the silver
Issue, Oregon has been remarkably
clotc aud to an extent an accurate
thermometer of Northwestern senti
ment. Murat llalstrud Wanti It.
Wasihnoto.v, Fob 10. Tho Presi
dent has received f'cral applications
for appointment us director of the bu
reau of American republics, vacated
by tho death of Joseph P. Smith, but
tho indications arc Hint ho Is not dis
posed to net in thu matter just at pres
ent. There aro twelvo candidates in
the field. Alurat Halstead, formerly
of Ohio, but now of New York, Is said
to stand tho best chance.
YViro ninrdornr Hangs lllmirir,
Fa i.m City, Nob., Fob. u;. Joseph
Holecheclc, who murdered his wlfo at
llolocheek farm, near Humboldt, tho
night of Docombur 4, 1S07, hanged
himself In thu county jail. Holeehcck
used a towel and handkerchief. Ho
leaves ten children and an cstato of
Itoler Will lie Muilo Attorney.
Washington, Fob. 10. Edward A.
Rosier of Stc. Gcnovlovo will bo made
attorney for tho Eastern dlsttlct.
THE MAINE IN RUINS.
Uattlcslilp Deniiiliilii-il by 11 Mysterlou
Havana, Feb, 10, At UM.I last ev
tiling a terrible explosion took place
on board the United States cruiser
Maine, in Havana harbor. As yet tho
cause of the explosion Is not known.
The explosion shook the whole city
nnd windows were broken in most of
the houses. Thu wildest consterna
tion prevails in Ilavnna, nnd the
wharves lire crowded with thousands
of people. Captuin Sigsbce. and the,
other officers lire saved, but ft is be
lieved that over 100 of thu crew were
It is believed the exposition occurred
In a small powder maguziiie.
The Spanish cruiser Alfonso XII,
nnd Captain Ccnerul Ithiuco nnd other
Spanish officials are lending ovcry
assistance in their powder.
Captain Sigsbce has cabled for a
light house tender to take the crew
nnd a few pieces of equipment .still'
ALASKA STEAMER ON FIRE
Tho Oregon With Olio l,nungor llai
n Ifiirrow llieupe.
AsToniA, Ore., Feb. 10. Hut for the
timely discovery of a lire in tho hole,
of the Alaskan steamship Oregon, tho
vessel might now bo n mass of raging
flames at tho mercy of the waves and
The Oregon sailed from her dock In
this city at 12:30 yesterday, carrying
somo 000 passengers and ns much
freight as it was posslblo to plaea
aboard. Tho steamer proceeded to
the mouth of tho river without acci
dent. When just about to cross out,
hinoko was discovered coining from
tho bunkers, whero 000 tons of coal
woro stored. Tho alarm was immedi
ately given, but it was somo time bo
foro the position of tho blaze was as
certained. Mean whllo tho passengers had
learned of tho fire, and for 11 time
thcro was constellation. The steamer
was twenty miles from a, suitable
berth, and as, tho situation dawned
upon tho fortune-seekers the excite
ment was Intense. The fire wus at the
bottom of the coal, nnd It was neces
sary to put back to port. Tho nteamer
arrived at her dock at 5 p. m., and tho
work of unloading tho coal com
menced. FIGHTS FOR ITS LIFE.
I'lttibarg ft Half duel to tho United
Ktatsi Court to fctop it lloyrott.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 10. Tho
Pittsburg ittiulf railway fired Its first
gun last night lu the traffic battlo in
which It has become involved Willi the
railroads which are members of tho
tho powerful Southwestern traffic
These lines have united In a boycott
on the Pittsburg & Culf becauso it re
fused to become a member of their pool
Tho Santa Fo said that Its boycott
would go into offect to-duv, so tho
Pittsburg it Gulf, through Its attor
neys, wont boforo J ml go Phillips of
tho United States circuit court in this
city last night and secured a tempo
rary restraining order against the
Santa Fe. Hy the terms of the order
tho boycott Is declared oil until Fob
ruary 10, when the caso will bo finally
KNOWNOTHINGS IN JAPAN.
I'rlesta Forrualato Itule of Conduct for
the Nntlrei Tovrunl Foreigner.
Tokio, Fob. 10. In view of the fact
that the treaties are soon to throw
sections of Japau open to foreigners,
there nro Interesting reports of tho
Huddhlst nnd Shinto priests assembled
In ono of the principal provinces to
discuss the situation. They have pro
mulgated tho following four resolu
tions and request all Japanese to be
governed b3" them:
1. To culllvato feelings of nbhor
renco of foreigners and to refuse on
principlo to sell to or to buy of them
2. To refuse absolutely to rent their
houses or lands to foreigners.
3. To refrain entirely from using
foreign terms In spenking and writing.
4. To positively decline to listen tv
A ST. LOUIS COAL TRUST.
A alnjorlty or 135 Companies Meet to
Farm n Toot.
St. Louis, Ma, Feb. 10. A meeting
at which aro reprosented n majority
of the 1 15 local companies handling
coal in this city from tho mines of
Southern, Central and Eastern Illi
nois Is being held here to-day for tho
purposo of forming a pool. These
companies, which control ull the mine
In tho districts named, about 1,000 in
numbjr.uro considering an ngreoment
to orgaulza lu East St, Louts, under
Illinois laws, the Standard Coal com
pany, which will tako the entire out
put of the mines.
Tho amount of coal to bo mined by
each will bo pro rated and the price
fixed by tho Standard company.
DEAD IN A BLIZZARDr
ttoports From Alaska Say From Bhvoii.
tren to Tronty Hevcm Aro Loit.
SuArri.c, Wash., Feb. 10. Advices
from Junonu, Alaska, say that during
four days of last week a terrible bliz
zard raged along the coast from tho
bond of Linn canal to Fort Wrangol.
Accounts diffor as to tho number of
tho blizzard's victims, vnrylnp from
soventcon to twonty-soven. There Is
no means at present of getting at th
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