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'THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
Cbe Dap Star or toe
A Romance By Hannah B. McKcnzic.
CHAPTER IV. (Contlnucil.)
"Duty Again? Tcrrlblo word 'duty!'
ticcnis to me the greatest enemy of nil
humnn joy ntul ense and love," said
Lllltli. "Ib It wicked of me, Dr. Hul
rrow? but I ulmost wIrIi there wiih
no such thing. Wo should nil he bo
much hnpplcr without."
"Not If duty represents to us, na it
should do, the will of Clod," Raid Mag
nus, In n low voice. "Hut I should
not wait, MlR8 Stuart; It In u mat'er
of life and death. Let me hid you
"You will go then? Now I know
that my Inllucnce over you counts for
nothing," said Llllth. She looked
straight Into his eyes, and her own
weic wondrously soft and languid.
Elspeth Tioll shot one hurried, fur
tive glance from her work, anil sho
caught that look of Llllth's. She Raw.
too, how Magnus Halcrow flrst Hushed
nnd then grow pale before that look.
There suddenly Hashed Into Klapotu's
mind the remembrance of a scene sue
had read about, where, In the dim,
long-ago woods of Urocellandc, a wily
Vivien Haltered nnd lured n noble Mer
lin to his ruin. And Elspcth's thread
suddenly broke, nnd her hand seemed
oddly unsteady for a moment. Then
Magnus released Llllth's hand.
"You cannot bo In earnest, Miss
Stuart," he said gravely. "My honor
ns a doctor, and my humanity as a
man, call upon me to go at once with
holp wherever It Is required. 1 must
not wait. Good-bye."
With two of his long strides he was
at tho door. He had never even mi
Heed that Elspeth Troll was present.
Elspeth went on with her sewing, only
her face seemed a little paler now than
It had been.
Magnus vus soon speeding on his
homeward way. Ho could not drive
Llllth from his mind. A subtle at
traction drew him to her, nnd yet, as
coon as he was gonu from her presence,
something In him revolted ngalnst
that attraction. He hardly dared give
tho feeling words lest ho should have
to own that he distrusted her.
Ho raced onwards, little guessing
that tho man to whose help he was
going was one whoso fato was strangely
interwoven with that of Llllth Stuart's.
There Is little prescience In human life,
whatever telegraphy and spiritualism
may say, nnd Magnus could not foresee
the terrible future.
Day met him as he sprang' from his
"Oh, Magnus, how quickly you have
romc! I am so glad to see you. Ho
is conscious, dear; but that Is all. 1
think he was struck by lightning or
his machine was, more likely and 'A
dazed and pnrnlyzcd by ths shock; but
he may be Injured, too."
"A stranger?" Magnus naked, ns he
gavo his machine Into Jamie's hands.
Dny gavo him a hurried account of
nil that happened ns she preceded him
into tho sitting-room.
"I think ho must havo been eycling
from Scapa to Strociness. He mny
have friends theie, though I nmjiulte
sure he does not belong to the Island.
But here he Is."
Tho eyes of the young mnn were wide
open as Magnus approached him. Ing
nus was struck, as Day had been, by
tho refinement and patrlcan cast of the
face before him.
"Leave us, Day," ho whispered to
tho girl. "I shall come to you In a
It seemed ages to the girl as she
waited In tho laboratory beforo her
brother reappeared. In reality It was
about nn hour. Then ho enmo to her
sldo nnd laid his hand on her shoul
der. "Bravo llttlo Day! You have saved
a fellow-creature's life. I hnvo been
able to bring back full consciousness tc
a parnlyzed brain and body, and In n
week or two I have no doubt our friend
will be as well ns ho ever was."
"In n week or two?" repented Dny.
"Then there la some Injury?"
"His anklo has been sprained, but
thnt was owing to tho fall; no had
rcsultB from tho lightning-stroke will
i follow." MagnuB bent and kissed his
sister's soft chock.
"Dny, If you had not brought hln
to the.houso and sent Instantly for me,
I do not know that ho would ever have
recovered tho shock. My dear llttlo
plster, you aro the bravest girl in all
Tho soft eyes Ailed very full at the
words of praise; but, "low In her
heart," Day thanked God. Never In
her young life beforo'had so strange n
tio bound her to a fellow-creature, and
her heart thrilled and grew wnrm at
tho thought of 'It.
"And now I think you might take
him In one of Dell's fainouR decoctions,
ul glvo him a llttlo nourishment,"
Hdid her brother.- "My part is done,
nnd this Is yours, Day. Ho Is quite
weak yet, and requires something 10
"I Bhnll have it ready In no time,"
said tho girl.
She hurried away to get It ready,
whllo .Magnus returned to his valient.
"When Day camo In, bearing, her little
tray, the dark eyes on the sofa met
hers with a look of recognition. Tho
young man stretched out his hand and
-1 have no words with whlek to
thank you for the scrvlco you have
done me, Mias Halcrow you and your
brother." Ho looked towards Magnus,
who was standing by the window. "Uut
for you I might not now ho conscious
even that 1 had had such kindness
shown me. I owo you my life. I shall
never forget that I do ho."
"I did nothing," said Day, blushing
softly and speaking In a low tone
"nothing but what one human being
would hnvo done for another. No one
would hnvo left a fellow-ercnturo ly
ing outside exposed to such a terrible
storm, nnd not have tried to bring him
under shelter. You havo nothing to
thank me for."
"Is it nothing to thank you for
that you have saved my life?" ho nak
ed earnestly. His voice was a pleas
ant mm to listen to soft, mellow and
flexible; nnd tho look In his dark eyes
mado Day's heart heat with such
strange emotion as she had never
"I do not know If I can ever show
you how deeply grateful I am, Mis J
Halcrow; but If I live, 1 pray I mny yet
be able to do ro."
At this moment Magnus, who had
not yet spoken, camo forward.
"Do not mnke ho much of what my
slRter has done for you; alio would
have done that much for any one," he
said. And there was a tone In his voice
that the other wiih quick to notice.
"And now, as I hope yon will accept
our hospitality for a day or two as,
Indeed, I think you must until your
foot la all right In It too much to ask
you your name? You already know
Was thore au nluio3t Imperceptible
pause ere tho young man answered? A
momentary embarrassment and hesi
tation? So at least It seemed to Mag
nus Halcrow. Then the young man
"You must excuse me, Dr. Halcrow.
for not having mentioned It sooner. Lot
my unfortunate accident be my excine.
My name Is Evun Montelth."
It was a week later, and on a glo
rious afternoon Evan Montolth had
been ablo for tho flrst tlmo to walk
from his room downstnlrs unaided.
"I can no longer make my lameness
an excuse for troubling you with my
presence," he said laughingly to Day,
as she smilingly placed an easy chair
for hlin In tho window which com
manded a magnificent view of Abbot's
Head, the distant crag of Yesnabll, and
tho wide stretch of Summer-blue sen.
"I must not trespass on your kindness
much longer, Miss Day."
Day's heart sank suddenly sank
very low and very rapidly.
"You must not go until my brother
gives you permission," she said, In a
"I think ho will do so It I ask him,"
answered Montelth, in so marked a
tono that Day looked up quickly. "It
Is easy to see when one is liked nnd
nnd trusted," Evan went on slowly.
"For Homo reason your brother, who
Is, I think, one of the l'est and truest
men 1 know, neither likes nor trusts
me, Mlaa Halcrow."
"How can you Imnglno such n
thing?" cried Day, her face growing
flrst rose-red, then very pale. "It Jr.
unkind of you to Imagine It."
"It Is true, nevertheless," answered
Evan Montelth. "I do not know who
Is to blame, Miss Day, but 1 tun hard
ly think It Is your brother, who Is both
Just and generous. In that case, It
must bo my fault, nnd, If It Is; it is i
fault which I cannot help. Circum
stances nro against me, and prevent inn
trying to remove any prejudice there
may be ngalnst me In bis mind."
Day sat silent, her sweet eyes cloud
ed and her lips drooping. Somehow
Bhe had felt awaro of what Montelth
now uttered slnco ho hnd come to Ab
bot's Head. Magnus was kind .ind
hospitable to him, as he could not holp
being to any one under his roof; hut
there was a want of cordiality In his
manner which showed that some In
tangible, Invisible barrier existed be
tween him and his gibTHt .
That barrier wan suspicion.- How
llttlo root It needs" to grow this fatal
plant, deadly as a upas-treo toevery
feellng of kindliness and friendship!
Magnus hardly knew when It had
sprung tip In his heart; but them It
was, and ho could not drive It out.
"Do not look so sad, Miss Day," said
Evan presently. In a low voice. "Is It
mv wnnla thnti htivii trlvra nwav the
I Bunsliiiokfroln(yoTjr lal l I,m OL0?
sorry. Heaven Knows i wouw saerinre
a good deal of my own happiness to
keep It there."
lie bent 'a llttlo nearer to her; his
hand almost touched hers. A thrill,
the passion and Joy of which were like
"ten thousand llttlo, shafts of flame'
ran through Day. She held her face
low for fear ho should see the look of
love molting In bor eyes.
Then suddenly a step sounded out
Hlde, tho low murmur of voices. Evan
sprniig erect, and his hand fell from
Tho door opened and Magnun en
tered; but ho was not aloue. Day rose
quickly na sho caught a gllmpso of the
figure of Llllth Stuart that followed his
the slim, sinuous, graceful fjgurc, ar
rayed In a smart cycling costume of
palo green, trimmed with a darker
shadc-wh.ch made her l.ker than
than over thnt wily enchantress Viv
ien. "Mlsa Stunrt hns cycled over to par
you an afternoon call," said Magnus.
He looked bright and elated.
Day was not ono of thoso who aro
easily fluttered or put about by nn un
expected visit. Sh" was a lady to her
finger tips; and sho was. moi cover, too
truo a child of nature to wish to ap
pear different from her usunl self. Sho
loso and went forward nt once.
"How nio you. Miss Stuart? You
must have had a delightful spin; It !
such n flue day.'
Evan Montelth had nlao risen, and
wii3 standing behind Day'a ehnlr. Miss
Stuart shook hands with Day. with a
murmured, languid nuswvr. Sho never
took much trouble to mnko herself
agreeable to her own sex. Hut, as sho
dropped Day's hand, Day saw an 'X
prcaslou of such terrible aitrprlae, fear,
and horror spring Into her languid
blue-black eyes as struck Day herself
dumb with aatonlahment. Involuntar
ily she looked round to aco what ha I
been the cause of that sudden change
which froze the amlle on those beau
tiful lips, and mado tho wholo faca
cold and bard, with only a great terror
looking out of It.
Then Day saw that tho direction of
LIlIth'H eyes turned towards the f.ico
of Evan Montelth. ns ho stood behind
her, and that he was regarding Llllth
with something llko the counterpart of
her look one, however, In which . a
strange embarrassment mingled wlti
one of astonished recognition. Mng
nus, who could not see Llllth's fnce,
"May I Introduce Mr. Montelth tc
you. Miss Stuart the gentleman whom
1 told you hnd met with so unfortun-ito
nn accident? Mr. Evan Montelth
Llllth Stuart had undoubtedly n great
command over herself. Whatever her
feelings were, she suppressed them
cleverly. Shu stepped forward, holding
out her baud, and looked straight Into
Montelth's face with those dangerous1
beautiful eyes of hers a look which
mado Day feel ns If n dagger had passu.!
through her very heart.
"Mr. Montelth! Is It possible. I
hardly expected to see you hero."
"No. Miss Stuart, I did not Hatter
myself that you would," Montelth an
swered. His words were ambiguous;
so was his tongue. Magnus looked from
one to the oiacr In astonishment: thMi
ho saw that atiange pallor on Llllth's
face, and the strained look about her
eyes, which even her wonderful self
control was not quite able to hldo.
"You know Mr. Montelth. then, Miss
Stuart?" he said. His volco sounded
rough and hard even In hlu own ear.
A great anger possessed him. He felt
that Evan Montelth had grossly de
"Yes wo know each other years
ago," said Llllth. with an odd little
halt between each clause, as If Hhe
weic doubtful of what to say. Thjn
suddenly sho Hashed her radiant smile
on Magnus. "It Is a surprise to you.
of course you did not know that Mr.
Montelth knew me; but It Is so long
slnco we met that we might almost say
wo aro htrangers might to not. Mi.
Montelth? You havo been so long
abroad, was It not? And when did you
return to this country?"
Sue had accepted the chair Magnus
gavo her by this time, and she and
Day wero both sealed, while the men
Montelth turned to nnswer her ques
tion, and thnt brought tho two of them
Into a dialogue, which seemed to ex
clude the others. Magnus turned to
"Can wo havo tea?" he ald, In a
low voice. Day looked up '"swiftly In
his face, and her heart sank with pain
a pain that was more for him than
for herself, after tho manner of her
kind; and yet there was a bitter pain
for herself also.
(To bo Continued.)
LOVED FOR HIMSELF.
(ttirer Marriage Iteiiiltlug from a 1 u
Hero Is a story told without saying
whether It Is fact or fiction: Hawkins
was nn eccentric old man, and In his
will It was found that ho had mado his
youngest son, Henry, his solo heir, on
condition that he should marry within
two years. H was a surprise to the
community, ns Henry was a worthless
fellow and rarely on friendly terms
with his father. Henry tit onco be
enme tho toplo of conversation. Ev
erybody was wondering what mystery
would develop from such an odd be
ginning, and there wero dozens of.
stories afloat to tho effect that Haw
kins was a miser and had left bundles
of money hidden In odd corners of bin
rickety old shanty that had become,
the sole property of his son. Henry'H
name soon drifted into tho papers all
over the country. As u result, bush
els of letters from marriageable wom
en and wlld-vlsloned girls came to him
In the form of proposals. On the last
day of the allotted two years Henry
Hawkins and Belinda Scones stood in
tho registry office, where It was ar
ranged the ceremony Hhould bo per
formed quietly. "If I could only feel
suro that you love mo nnd thnt you
aro not to marry mo for money, how
hnppy I would bo!" said Henry. "Hut
you ought to know," protested Ilellnda,
"that It In because I love you, for you
know I have" 25,000 of my own
though, of course, thut Ih nothing to
your fortune." Tho ceremony was
performed. "Fo you love mo for my
self, alone, Ilellnda?" said Hawkins.
"Just you and nothing oIro," Insisted,
the bride of a moment. "I'm so glad,"
said Hawkins, tenderly. "It's a grent
relief, for my money In all a myth,
Belinda. Will you please pay w, UtV
STILE!7 KISSUl) SCHLEY
Admtrtrt nf Ilia Sullnr Cheer Itliu nnd
Htmkn lllm li; Hip llimit In Striking
Co titr.nl in I tin Chilly (Irrrtlng A
cnritcil Sunitmin it IVit I.ijt Ac.
Wamiimito.v, Aug. 2a - Admiral
Schley received n g'rcit demons', ration
at the navy department to-day. He
camo to tho navy department quite
o.irly. and after a call upon Acting
Secretary Allen ho emerged from the
main door of the secretary's ollloc. Ills
prosoiuv in tho building had become
known, however, ami ns so. in ns he
wns soon cheers camo from the clerks.
who assembled to catch a glimpse of
the hero of Santiago. The officers and
clerks from tho navy, i.tato ntul war
departments crowded tho lorrldor.s
leading up to tho navy department un
til It was impossible to pass through.
They crowded around tho admiral,
eagerly i caching forward to shake his
hand. Tho women clerks were oven
more demonstrative, nnd tho admiral
was kissed by old nnd young without
discrimination. It was finally m-eos-Miry
to form n btio and pass tho crowd
i. round through tho large rooms of the
secretary's olhoe In order to give them
a chance to .shake hands with the ad
miral. Many prominent army ouloors took
part in the demonstration. The ml
mlral finally escaped Into Captain
Crow nlnshleld's olllce.
The ovation given Admiral Schley
was In striking contrast with the
chilly greeting accorded Admiral
Sampson a few days ago, when ho vis
ited the navy department.
Admiral Schley will leave Washing
ton this afternoon for Annapolis.
After a short stay there ho will pro
ceed to llaltlmoro before starting for
Porto Kioo. ' Ills visit to tho depart
ment this morning was for the pur
pose of meeting his old friends and
making a few minor requests in behalf
of officers and men of bis fleet.
lie expects to sail for Porto Klco
next Wednesday with the military
SECRETARY ALGER TALKS.
Canillllniia at Dump WlknfT Nut nit Had ni
Nr.w York, Aug. !!!. Secretary
lgor arrived in this city last night,
and is nt the Fifth Avenue hotel. In
in interview ho said:
"I did not find tho condition of
Cnmp Wlkoff nearly as bad as I had
expected. I cannot i.co that there Is
any Justification In the talk that
neither the III nor well soldiers are
properly treated. I think thcru aro
splfsmlld accommodations for nil sol
diers who will go to Camp WlkotT,
and especially now that so many havo
been given furloughs. Thursday I re
ceived offers from New York and
Brooklyn hospitals to take at least 300
sick from the cnmp."
Secretary Alger was asked: "How
do vou nccoutit for the confusion and
lack of facilities at Camp Wlkoff?"
. To thls"Gencrnl Alger replied: "Did
you ever go Into camp' with 100 or even
fifty men? If so, you know there Is
much confusion with that number of
men. What do you suppose it must be
then with thousands of men who know
but little about soldiering? There
may appear to be much confusion and
privation, but It is only what is to bo
expected in roughing it. On many
occasions I myself have been in camp
and havo encountered theno things.
I found many soldiers lying with noth
ing but a blanket between thorn and
the ground. Still thcru wore thousands
of bags in camp. 1 asked the men
why they did not fill the bags with
straw, of which there was a largo
quantity in cnmp, and so make bodH
for themselves. They said they hnJ
nut thought of such a thing."
PRESIDENT AT CAMP MEADE,
Hurried Inspection of the (Irnuuda Mario
by Mr. MrKlnlejr and III 1'artr.
Camp Mkadk, Middlctown, Pa.. Aug.
20. President and Mrs. McKlnlcy
spent nn hour to-day at Camp Meade
on tho way to Somerset, Pa , for a
short vacation. General (1 rah am had
ordered a marching revlcwdn honor of
hlu distinguished guests, but at their
request the order va revoked.
Tho President and Mrs. McKlnlcy
reached hero at 1 o'clock on 'a special
train from Washington and were met
by General Graham and staff and tho
First Delaware regiment, which wns
detailed as guard of honor.
After a hurried inspection of the
quarters of the general and his staff,
President and Mrs. McKlnlcy were
driven through the camp. Tho com
pany streets wY-re scrupuously elenn
nnd the men looked their best. The
President wasi much pleased with tho
location of tho camp and the appear
ance and condition of the men. The
various regiments wero drawn up In
line to receive tho party when they
arrived nt their quarters. The Pres
ident visited the division hospital and
the hospital which tho Kcd Cross noel-
ety of Philadelphia has established fo.
the care of tho most serious cases.
THE SOLACE IS OVERDUE,
Borne for for tbe Safety of u llotpltnt
Ship From Hitatlscn.
New Yonit. Aug. UP. -A dispatch to
the New York World from Boston says:
The Bed Cross hospital ship Solace,
with sick and wounded sailors from
Santiago, was duo here Tuca.luy. No
Idlngs have been received of hcrslnca
sho left the shores of Cuba, and pravo
fcar.s havo arisen concerning her safe
ty. The Kohtce has on board a number
of sick and convalescent sailors from
Sampson's fleet who wero to bo taken
to the naval hospital lit Chelsea.
TROUBLE IN 20TH KANSAS,
I'miMon Mny Urine ClinrRi-it Aquliml
I lllli Vn Oprn Hiiittire.
Sax Viiancimco, Aug. S'J.iiecansa
Ltcutcnnnt Colonel Little uroto to
(iovornor Loody recommending certain
promotions in tho Twentieth Kaunas
regiment ho may bo court-martialed
for Insubordination. It has long been
known In tho cnmp there wns ill feel
ing between Colonel I-'unston and
Lieutenant Colonel Little. Hsgrowth
has been Matched with Increasing in
teicst from day today and lately there
havo been many predictions of an open
rupture. It camo last night. Colonel
I'linston then mado a discovery that
made his Id, mil boll. Ho has laid tho
matter before General Miliar and there
Is every prospect that Colonel Llttlo
will have to answer to serious charges
beforo a court martial.
HiSlnoo last .lunc. when Colonel Fun
ston took comtiniid of tlu regiment,
strained relations havo existed be
tween thocotoncl and his subordinate,
who, beforo Ms arrlv.il, had been In
Llttlo know nothing about tho dis
cipline or drilling of arogltucnt, nndns
a consequence his superior officer bad
a illlllcult task upon his arrival in
bringing' thu Twentieth Kansas to
good order. During tho last two
ufonths quarrels havo been frequent
between tins two, mora particularly
slnco tho regiment's recent removal
from Camp Morrltt to tho Presidio. At
ono tlmo It was rumored thnt Llttlo
s'as to lu roqueUoJ to resign.
"No, this Is not the first nor the
.second tlmo Little mid 1 havo fallen
out," said Colonel Funston. "We have
not agreed upon any ono thing since
we have lx-on together In tho regi
ment. There Is no use, howcverv of
discussing our past relations. I am
concerned only about tho present dif
ficulty. "On tho 17th of this month I sent
recommendations for three appoint
ments to my rcglmint to Governor
Loody. Second Lieutenant A. C. Al
ford I recommended for n first lieu
tenancy, and Sergeant Major F. It.
Dodge and Sergeant C. II. Ball for sec
ond lloutennuc'cH. Colonel Llttlo sent
by that same mail, without, informing
mo of his action, his recommendations
for two other men for tho first lieuten
ancy and one for the second lleuton
nucios. No, 1 don't care to glvo their
names; they were good moa, too, and
not responsible for Colonel Little's
error. IIo agreed with mu in recom
mending Sergeant Ball for tho other
"I received tho acknowledgment ot
my recommendations from Governor
Lecdy's secretary this afternoon. Tho
governor was not lu town, but his sec
retary wrote that tho papers would be
presented to bib notice Immediately
upon his nrrival. Little s recommend
ations must undoubtedly hnvo reached
homo as soon as mine. They may pre
vail with tho governor over mine. Lit
tle wns tho governor's private secre
tary when tho war broke out and of
course has u political pull, while 1
"If his recommendations do prevail
and officers nro put in hero over my
head, this regiment is going to witness
all tho changos of a tropical climate
but that isn't tho story. It was only
yesterday that I learned of Llttlo'fc ac
tion, and you may imagine bow I took
tho news. I'nlucklly, or, p:rhnps,
luckily, I could not find Colonel Lit
tle. I fancy something very unpleas
ant would have occurred In view of
tho frame of mind I wan in then.
"Last night I asked him if my in
formation au to his unwarrantable
action was correct. Ho replied In tho
affirmative. I asked him if he thought
that ho had military precedent for a
subordinate's sending in such recom
mendations. He replied 'No,' but con
sidered that ho had douo perfectly
right, nevertheless. Then 1 told him
that his conduct wns to tho prejudice
of military discipline and that I in
tended to placo him under arrest for
insubordination. IIo did not relish
"Llttlo Is president of tho court
martial now sitting In'tho Thomas af
fair, and 1 did not wish to inconven
ience its workings and so did not carry
out my threat. That he can bo ar
rested and court martlalcd for his of
fense I havo good authority for bell cv
ing, nnd I am still working on tho
"I havo consulted with General Mil
ler. He agrees with mo that Colonel
Little's action is a breach of military
discipline nnd of military etiquette
and an altogether outrageous proceed
ing in a subordinate otllcor. Now that
I have had tlmo to think tha mutter
over I am not certain as to what my
next move will be. Something decis
ive, however, must bs done very soon.
If Little's recommendations nro acted
upon favorably I hardly know what I
should do. Thoro certainly cannot bo
two colouola in a regiment and t hero
never shall be twu c6)onols In tho
Colonel Funston appears to havo tho
support of Ills brother officers, a group
of whom surrounded him whllo ho
made tho statement quoted. In nil
tho quarrels between Funston and
Little of the past two months it is
suld that tha former has had tho steady
supoort of over.v officer.
A henpecked man Is tho silent jart
ncr of his wife's foes.
ITultoi! Tputliutuo of Aiutrlct Staves tilt
Uueitlnn Oft for a Tlmo.
MlI.WAUKKK, Wis., Allg. SIP. Aftfl
struggling through threa long execu
tive icsslons, during which tho nine
hour work-day was tho subject of
warm debate, tho United Typothetao
of Amarlc.x disposed of tho question
for tho present at least, by the passage
of the following resolution:
"Kesolved, by-the Pulled Typothetae
of America, That this body docs not
deem It practicable nt tho present
tlino to recommend to its members any
change in the hours of labor whlcb
constitute a day's work."
FIVE YEARS FOR DR. DUNCAN
Durgron nf I tin TwrntyWrronil Kitna
Cunt Irlril mill Hrntrnrril.
Camp MicAiin, Mlddlctnn, Pa., Ang.
ill. Tho court-martial In tho case of
Dr. louls C. Duncan of tho Twenty
second Kansas, found hi in gnllty of
desecrating tho crave of a Confederate
officer at tho Bull Ilun bnttlcficd and
ho was sentenced to nn Imprisonment
-)f five years. Tho sentchco must bo
tatbmtttcd to tho President for ap
proval. Tho offense for which Dr. Duncan
was convicted was committed tho first
of thu month when tho Kansas regi
ment was near Union Mills, Fairfax
county, Vn., on tho march from Camp
Alger to Manassas. Soldiers 'wero
found digging up thu graves of Confed
eral soldiers on tho !.i tie field of Bull
Run. An officer, whom several wit
nesses claimed to have recognized ns Dr.
Duncan, was with tho grave diggers
and at times handled a shovel. Two
soldiers of an Indiana regiment,
Masons, recognized Masonic emblems
on tho foot stono and protested. When
their protests wero unheeded they
wont to tho officer of tho day, who re
ported tho matter to the colonel. Dr.
Duncan's arrest followed shortly.
Charges were filed charging tho sur
geon with desecrating tho grave of
Major T. J. Duko ot tho Cabnlto rifles,
an Alabnma regiment. Tho court-
martial was composed of thirteen of
ficers: Brigadier General Cole, Col
onels Abbott, Ilofinniinud Knvannugh,
Lieutenant Colonels Petterson and
Wngar, Majors Fee, Klavln and
Fleming and thrco captains. Gen
eral Colo was president and Ma
jor Ktrlngfollow of Missouri judgo
advocate. Major Harvey, lieutenant
governor of Kansas, acted as Duscan'M
counsel. Duncan tried to prove au al
ibi, but failed, in the judgment of tho
Dr. Duncan was ranking surgeon of
llio Twenty-second. Ho wns grad
uated from tho Kansas Medical col
lege of Topcka and wao assistant sur
geon In tho state asylum for tho
insane for sovcral mouths. After
wards ho was government surgeon nt
an Indian school at Anadarko, I. T.
Ho wns appointed to his position from
Murlden. Kan. It Is said that ho had
trouble in Kansas over tho desecration
of graves while a medical student.
HITCH OVER SAMOA.
trrlan Trouble With (lermuny Seerai
Nr.w Yon, Aug. L'0. A dispatch to
tho Herald from Washington says:
"Trouble is brewing over tho Samoau
islands, which under tho treaty of 1S0O
aro governed under a joint protector
ate by tho United States, Germany and
Great Britain. Germany had marked
tho Islands for her own beforo tbe
treaty was negotiated, but her schonio
for absorbing them was blocked chiefly
by tho United States, which, by tho
treaty of 1878, had acquired tho right
to establish a naval station at Pago
Pago harbor, and had virtually estab
lished n protectorate over tho island.
"Under tho tripartite nrr.itigcment,
Germany has been a disturbing factor
and has endeavored to procure advant
ages superior to thoso of the United
States and Great Britain. Sir. Clove
land favored withdrawing from tho
joint protcctornto, but Prcsldont Mc
Klnlcy Is determined to retain all
rights in Samoa guaranteed to this
country by tho treaty. IIo is nor
taking steps to improvo and fortify
Pago-Pago harbor, and dispatches
from Uuropo show that Germany doei
not llko this action."
SITUATION HAS BECOME ACUTE
i(Iatloni Iletvreen England And
London, Ang. 20. Tho Pokln corre
spondent of tho Dally Mall says: Thu
situation has become acute. Tho rela
tions between tho Tsung Ll Yameii
and Sir Claudo MocDonald, tlm British
minister, are strained to the. point ;of
rupture, blr Claude MaaUouald bas
Intimated th,a,t any'faUure by ChinaJo
observe Great Britain's wishes will be
accepted as a casus belli.
In support of Sir Claude MaoDonald,
tho fleet has been copcentratfd.'a Wei
Hal Wei and Hankow, and all the war
ships under 5,000 tons hava djsea mo
bilized in tho Yangtso river. The
naval demonptratiqnr i.s solely dle'cifd
against China, as St is ucml-ofllcially
stated that tho existing relations with
ltussla aro cordial.
ANARCHY IN PORTO RICO.
firnrral Htono fujt (itierrlliai -Are l'lnii
derlns anil Murdering.
New Yqnrt, ,Aug SO, A dUpatch
from Ponce, 1'drto Hlcb, says: General
Htono, who has just returned from the
vicinity of Arcolbo. reports that a
state of anarchy oMsis' for the country
districts. Tho withdrawal of the
Spanish troops gives tho gnfrUa.reo
play. A forco of irregulars sucked and
burned a largo plantation pear Ad
juntas. General Stone says"-, tuthe
people aro tcrrorircd nndlare'Jiyg
for American protection, ThV'Spfcn
lull formerly covered the country5 wUh
a mounted police. Our foreea jiavo
not yet been put in charge. It is said
tho natives and the Spaniard t'aro
busy cutting each other's throat.''
FOURTEEN DIED AT SEA.
hree Transports Reaoh Montsuk oln
1'rom Haiitlnro, With 1,400' Men,
WAHHWOTO.V, Aug. 20. Tho trans
pot ts Yucatan. Hudson and Catallna
irrlved at Montauk Point yesterday
with fourteen hundred men fromSantl
ffo. The nrrival of tho ships was re
ported to tho war department by Gea
ral Whce,ler, In command of Qamp
Wikoff. Durlug the voyage our deaths
ecurrcd on the Yucatau, one on thi
uuueon ana nine on tbe Catullni
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