The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, August 13, 1885, Image 3

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    CHBOA'JCZES JBr CAJ3LS.
miscellaneous matter * of Interest Pcrlal teg
to Foretgn Countries ,
A dispatch from Ottawa , Canada , Bays :
The conviction and sentence of Louis Rlcl la
the aHabsorbing topic. The Orangemen and
English subjects generally consider It a right
eous judgement , while among the French
Canadians considerable excitement and Indig"
nation Is manifested.
In Spain August 1st 3,820 new cases
of cholera and 1,461 deaths were re-
ported. The cholera Is raging In the
convict settlement of Carthcgena , and con
tinues to spread to now provinces. Three
thousand tliret , hundred and seventeen new
cases and 1,304 deaths were reported through
out Spain on the 2nd. In Madrid 37 new
cases and 23 deaths were reported.
Advices from Kuhan via Teheran dated
July 23 say : It Is rumored that a conflict has
taken place between Russians and Afghans
nearMeruchak. Whether true or false , these
rumors are believed on the frontier. Numer
ous Afghan traders have been expelled from
Askabad owing to the prevailing Irritation.
A dispatch from Tashkcnd , Asiatic Russia ,
ays that a great earthquake bas visited that
region. It damaged most of the houses in
the town of BIshecrzek , and ruined the cities
of Sulla and Bclvoodsk. In the latter place a
iburch was shaken to fragments while It was
crowded with worshippers , a large number
of.whom were killed. The earth opened in
Belvoodsk andjnany people were swallowed
up.
Sir. Chamberlain , late president of the
board of trade , speaking at Hull , England ,
said in reply to the accusations that he was
going to far , that he cared nothing for office ,
except so far as It might enable him to furth
er the principals of the radical party. He
would In office , or out of It , favor free educa
tion and free land. These declarations
aroused the audience to enthusiasm.
Earl Carnarvon has ordered the withdrawal
of the extra police stationed at Limerick by
his predecessor. This is considered a conces
sion by the Parnellites , who vigorously op
posed the maintenance of an extra police
force in the absence of agrarian troubles.
The article In the North German Gazette
attacking France , has seriously affected the
Berlin and Frankfort bourses. The rector of
the university , at a celebration In honor of
the founder , Frederick "William , toasted the
emperor as follows : "Long live peace ;
should , hoivever. the arrogance of our neigh"
bors pass from daring words to daring deeds *
they will learn that the old aolrit sjili lives. "
The Manchester ship canal bill passed the
house of commons. The news of the final
passage of the measure caused great rejoicing
at Manchester , where an Impromptu torch
light procession was gotten up , fireworks shot
off , and speeches made to the crowd in the
streets by prominent citizens.
Owing to rumors that the Afghans are
massing at Pcndjeb , strong Russian reinforce"
dents have been dispatched to that place.
The house of commons rejected Labeu-
chere's motion that the house refuse to vote
appropriations until the government should
explain its Egyptian policy.
( Thirty-three deaths from cholera were re
ported in Marseilles , France , on the Gth. The
Sanitary Council of that city telegraphed to
Legard , Minister of the Interior , a statement
certifying that cholora In Marseills was spo
radic only. This action , however , Is known
( O have been resorted to for the purpose of
concealing the alarm felt by the council and
to avoid being held responsible for neslect of
sanitarian measures , which has caused a re
currence of cholera in the city. The Munici
pal council of Marseilles are much perplexed
from want of funds. They have no appropri-
tion available for expenditure for cholera
purposes , and dare not ask for funds for fear
of creating alarm by an implied acknowledge
ment of the existence of cholera in an epi
demic form.
The coal and iron miners of Ilkeston , Der
byshire , Ensland , have been rioting , causing
great damage to property. In one of their
battles a < rainbt the police the rioters were
driven back several miles from town , contest
ing every foot of the way. During the en
gagement a great number of miners were dis
abled or injured , and nine dangerously
wounded.
GEXERAfj XJSHTH ASD NOTES.
Jdatieri of Interest Touched Upon by PreM
Aeic * Qathertrt ,
Father Andre waited on RIel In his cell and
asked him to renounce his profession of pro *
testantism. Riel stoutly refused , saying he
could not go against his convictions. Ele *
has written U. S. Consul Taylor , stating his
plan for peopling the northwest In sevenths-
He also urges that an internal commission be
appointed to determine whether he is insane
or not. He refused to be interviewed , as he
proposes publishing the stoiy of his life and
the northwest trouble for the benefit of his
family.
The twenty-four half-breeds that partici
pated In the late rebellion were arraigned at
Regina Aug. 3d on a charge of treason and
felony. All pleaded guilty and were held for
sentericc , which will not be given till after
the Indian trials in about ten days. It is
said now that Riel has retracted his declara
tion against the chinch of Rome.
At New 1'ork City , JuV * 31st , nine men get
iuto a bucket to be hauled to the top of sv shaft
connecting with the New Craton aqueduct ,
when sixty feet up the bucket caught on a pro.
jectlon and tipped-Fourof the men werethrown
out , two clung to the bucket and the other
two , "William Cunningham and Tim Harring
ton , were dashed to death. Of the men who
clasped the bucket , John Carr had his left
thigh broken and his scalp injured In several
places , and Wm. Ryan suffered injuries
About the head be&ides probable Internal in
juries
Supt. Bell , of the foreign mail bureau , has
directed the U. S. mail for Italy , which pass
es across France , to be forwarded in tarred
6acks. This was done at the request of the
Italian postmaster general to prevent the in.
troduction of cholera from France into Italy.
The prominent leaders of the workingmen
of the United States have just perfected plans
looking to the agitation for laws to be made
to relieve the condition of the workingmen of
the country. It is anticipated that by the 1st
of September a monster petition will be pre
sented to the President , compelling him in
answer to public opinion to call a special sea
sion immediately. It Is claimed that con
gressmen cannot give the labor measures con
sideration at the regular session , and an *
tra session with the one object In vl w
produce good result * .
The difficulty between the Pacific mall and
Washington postal authorities culminated
August 1st In the absolute refusal by the com'
pany to carry malls for Central America and
Southern American posts excepting those for
Mexico and Costa Rica , from which countries
the Pacific mall receives subsidy. The refusal
was brought about by postmaster Backus send-
ng a mall consisting of twenty-five bags to the
company's office In charge of a clerk who had
been initructed to proceed aboard the steam
er Colema with them aa baggage. This action
was taken by the directors of the postmaster
general , who sent the following dlspaach :
"Washington , August 1 , Samuel H. Backus'
postmaster at San Francisco ; offer your entire
mall to the company If refused , send an agent
to take mail with him as baggage. Answer-
( signed. ) William B. Vllas , postmaster gen
eral. " The company's officers , knowing t&e
content ! of the bags , declined to receive them
u baggage unless they were separately
checked and the passage of the agent paid to
each point of embarkation.
John G. Thompson , af Ohio , has been ap.
pointed special agent of the land office , to
Investigate fraudulent land entries In the
northwest
A fatal accident occurred near Summit , N.
J. , on the D. L. & W. R. R. A party of three
ladles , servant and two children , went out
driving. While crossing the track between
Chatham and Summit the horses became
frightencd and before the wagon cduld be
drawn across , the north bound train struck it
and hurlefl Its occupants to the ground. The
railway employes lifted the women and found
two of them had been instantly killed , and
the other two seriously Injured. One of the
children was also killed , and the remaining
one Is not expected to live. The ladies were
of the family of Chas. H. Brown , doing busi
ness on Broad Street , N. Y.
3In Chicago , while under the influence of
liquor , John Flaherty provoked a quarrel w Ith
Patrick Garrlty. Flaherty drew a pistol and
shot Garrity in the stomach. The wound will
probably prove fatal. Flaherty was arrested
after having received rough treatment at the
hands of Garrity'o friends.
In Pittsburg , police officer John Evans ,
while attempting to arrest a party of quarrel-
Ing roughs , was shot through the stomach
and mortally wounded by Edward Coffey , a
noted desperado , counterfeiter , bank robber
and thief. The latter was placed under ar
rest. If Evans dies , which seems impossible
to prevent , trouble in defending the murderer
is expected.
In Pittsburc a lew nights ago , an unknown
man was creating a disturbance on the cars
on the street , on the south side , when Officer
Thomas Bender attempted to arrest nim.
The man resisted arrest and the afliccr struck
him twice on the head with his billy. The
man fell to the pavement and died in a few
minutes. The officer was arrested and locked
up.
Caspie Barehead , a Young Creek outlaw ,
was executed at Eu Faula , Indian Territory ,
Indian fashion , being shot to death while
seated on his coffin , by the Creek light horse
guards. Caspie was IS years old , and bad
murdered an entire family and recently killed
a preacher.
Secretary Manning has ordered the re-in-
Etatemcnt of Prof. Boutcllc , who was dis
charged from the position of first assistant
superintendent of the coast survey when Aud
itor Chenoweta began his investigation of the
affairs in the coast survey office. Prof. Bout-
elle has beerf in the service of the govern
ment forty-three years , and his scientific ser
vices during the war were regarded aa of ut
most importance.
Trouble Is brewing among the brakcmen on
the Pittsburg and Wheeling divisions of the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad over the running
of double header freight trains. To reduce
expenses the company has lately been send
ing out an occasional "double-header" but
there was no trouble until July 30 , when two
refused to run a train and they were prompt
ly discharged. A meeting was then called
and the action of * he company severely criti
cised. Some of the men favored the strike ,
but no decision was reached. The expression
however , was general that.any attempt to run
I'aoufale-h. aders" would meet determined op
position.
THK SEAT OF
Zliicettaneous Matters of Interest at fh * Na
tional Capital.
VICE ADMIRAL ROWAN , compelled by ill
health , asked to be excused from serving as
pall bearer at Gen. Grant's funeral. The
president designated Rear Admiral JohnL.
"Worden to act in his stead.
AN official dispatch from Victoria , B. 0. ,
says extradition papers have been granted
in the case of Gibbs , defaulting postmaster
of Lewiston , Idaho , and ten thousand doJ-
f ars , found on his person , will also be
turned over.
ATTORNEY GENERAL GARLAND , to $ rhom
the secretary of the interior referred the
question of the interior department to
authorize Indians to lease their lands for
grazing purposes , has transmitted his opin
ion in effect that no such power exists un
der law.
THE debt statement shows the decrease
in the public debt during the month of July
to be $8,622,789 ; cash in treasury , $488-
418,719 ; gold certificates outstanding ,
$139,213,086 ; certificates of deposit out
standing , $31,680,000 ; refunding certifi
cates outstanding , $223,500 ; legal tenders
outstanding , $346,681 016 ; fractional cur
rency ( not including estimated as lost or
destroyed ) § 15,337,126 , net balance on
hand , $44,052,929.
THE postoffice department has been in
formed that the postoffice at Turner , 111. ,
w s robbed on the night of the 6th inst.
The safe was opened and the entire con
tents of money and stamps were taken.
THE Italian postmaster-general has noti
fied the postoffice department that owing
to the prevalence ol chohra in that part of
the French territory through which the
mails from the United States destined for
Italy must pass , all mail sacks of the ordi
nary kind will be fumigated. He suggests
that to avoid detention for fumigation
tarred mail sacks be used. The superin
tendent of foreign mails has issued an or
der carrying into effect this suggestion.
THE board appointed to examine the
plans and specifications for the proposed
cruisers has adjourned subject to the call ol
Commodore Walker , president. The ac
ceptable portions of the various plans ex
amined were placed in the hands of Com
modore Goodrich and Naval Contractors
Bowles and Galewood , with instructions to
embody them in one plan.
N THE GREAT CITY.
Where the Body of Gen. Grant lAes in Slate
A. Great Ttirong Yleto Oie Remains.
New York dispatch of the 6th : People
loitered in the city hall park all night.
They were the first in the line which , soon
alter six this morning , began filing past the
remains of General Grant. There were ,
however , no great throngs awaiting admis
sion , there being at six o'clock about a
thousand persons anxious to view the re
mains. Inspector Steers was in charge of
two lines ol policemen placed across the
plaza from the city hall entrance to the
fountain. These two lines formed a pass
ageway through which four men might walk
abreast , and along which the visitors to the
remains should pass. Officers of the Twen
ty-second regiment who had been on duty
during the early morning were rel'eved by
officers of the Twefth regiment. Sergeant
Rieley with thirty men picketed the corri
dors through the building so as to lorm a
channel through which the throng should
move to the exit on the court-house side of
the city hall. Grant post had a mounted
detail at 5 o'clock to serve until 8. These
men were placed nearest the catafalque ,
and the two lines ol visitors passed between
them and the 'casket on either side. All
within tho gloomy corridors was in readi
ness. The clocks pointed 6:06 : o'clock ,
and at the inspector's orders the iron gates
were thrown open and the ten or twelve
hundred people waiting outside began to
flow past the casket and through the build
ing. During the first minute only 84 passed
the casket , but the number soon increased
to 104 per minute. The procession was
almost at lock step and the tramp was
quick.
At 6:25 the pulse of public curiosity had
sunk to 56 a minute , and at 6:28 : the rate
was 52. _ At 6:40 : tho average was 91 per
minute , 'the number then passed beirg
about 2,800 with tho channel full and no
crowding. The hour from 6 to 7 o'clock
was employed by working men , women ,
boys and girls in viewing the remains. All
through that hour the formation of _ the
line was near the fountain , and the time
of waiting was not more than ten minutes.
After 7 the personnel of the line changed.
There were less women and girls and more
men. At 8 o'clock persons were moving
past the casket at the rate of 110 to 120
per minute , and the police were reinforced ,
and that time there 487 men on duty , and
the channel of police was extended'beyond
the fountain. Within tho city hall , tho
guards at the casket were hastening the
people , and 150 people per minute were
viewing the remains and passing hurriedly
through at 9 o'clock. By the remains the
U. S. Grant post had mounted another de
tachment of thirteen men. Wheeler post ,
of Saratoga , and the military order of tho
Loyal Legion were likewise represented.
Every car and train coming down town
added its quota to those anxious to view
the general's face , and the crowds were fast
becoming a throng , and were hurried
through the hall at tho rate of 140 per
minute , and at one time passed by the rate
of 175 per minute.
At 11 o'clock about 31,000 persons bad
passed the casket and viewed the remains.
A floral ottering of the board of aldermen
was set up during the morning beneath the
rotunda dome , where the light streamed
upon it. The central column rose ten feet
and was flanked by stands of colors. The
base is a bed of ferns and palms , among
which are placed huge rows of white buds.
Mayor Grace this morning sent the com
missioner of public works the following :
"In deference to the expressed wish of
some of the friends of General Grant , you
arc hereby directed to remove from the
front of the city hall tho verses inscribed
thereon. "
The passage of people by the casket at 1
o'clock averaged about 100 a minute , and
at that hour-42.000 persons had viewed
the remains , seven hours having been occu
pied in so doing.
At midday and during the early lunch
hours of the afternoon many letter carriers
passed into the hall and viewed the re
mains.
Col. Hedges , who has charge of the re
ception and transportation of guests , has
nearly completed his arrangements. There
will be about three hundred carriages in
line. The carriage in which Presi
dent Cleveland will bo drawn by six
black horses. Immediately behind this
carriage will follow sixotheropen carriages ,
containing the vice president and members
of the president's cabinent. Behind these
will follow a carriage drawn by four horses
in which will be seated ex-President Hayes
and ex-President Arthur. Other civil
guests will follow in the order named below :
United States senators , ten carriages.
Members of congress , sixteen carriages.
Admiral Jonctt , one carriage.
Commodore Chandler , one.
Foreign Ministers , ten.
Cabinet of Gen. Grant , four.
Retired army officers , ten.
Gen. Grant's staff , two.
Family and relations , seven.
Clergy , four.
Attending physicians , two.
Pall bearers , six.
Gen. Sheridan and staff , four.
Chiefs of bnreatis of war department , four.
Gen. Schofield and staff , one.
Judges of supreme court , six.
overnor of Illinois and staff , eight.
Governor of Michigan , three.
Wisconsin , live.
Massachusetts , ten.
New Hampshire , three.
Connecticut , four.
Maine , two.
Vermont , four.
Pennsylvania , twelve.
New Jersey , fifteen.
Rhode Island , four.
Iowa , two.
Dakota , six.
Virginia , three.
Indidna , two.
legislature of New York , thirty.
Gen. Franklin , president Soldiers' Homes ,
one.
" Messrs. Drexel and Chilcls , one.
.Board of Indian Commissioners , two.
Mayor and representatives of the city of
Brooklyn , fifteen.
Mayor and representatives o New York
city , thirty-five.
> Boston , six.
. St. Louis , ten.
Hartford , four.
New Haven , two.
Jersey City , twelve.
Elizabeth , two.
Order of the Cincinnati , five.
Wheeler and Grant posts G. A. B , , lour.
OFFICERS ,
Important Orders from the Secretary of War.
Secretary Endicott has prepared a sur
prise for army officers by amending certain
army regulations so as to make them read
us follows :
An officer shall not fill any staff appoint
ment or other situation the duties of which
vill detach him from bis company , regi
ment or corps until'he has served at least
three years with his regiment or corps , nor
shall an officerremain detached longer than
four years unless assigned to special duty
by the war department.
The secretary promulgates this changfc
with the following order :
"All officers below the grade of field offi
cers who have been absent lor a period of
lour years or longer , from their regiment or
corps , will be relieved from their present
duties as soon as practicable after the re
ceipt of this order , and directed to report
for duty with their reapectire regiments or
corps. In the selection
to fill vacancies created by the operation
of the last preceding paragraph , major and
brigadier generals will confine their selec
tions to the officers of regiments of tho line
of the army not prohibited in the regula
tions and prefer any to subalterns. "
This action on tho part ol Secretary
Endicott is in pursuance of his policy to
provide for a rotation of officers. Repeated
efforts have been made in congress to secure
legislation that would have the same effect
as the above regulation , but each attempt
has failed. The secretary of war accom
plishes the change by amending the regula
tions , which he claims lie has authority
to do.
TOE NATIONAL FUNERAL TRAIN.
It Leaves Sit. McGregor for Albany anil from
Ihence Will Proceed to Ifew Yorlt Large
Crowds View the Remains.
Mt. McGregor dispatch : Last night tho
family , in groups and alone , had taken a
final farewell of tho dead General and to
day gave up his body to the nation. At
nine o'clock the members of the family , ex
cept Mrs. Grant , repaired to tho hotel for
breakfast and shortly afterwards entered
the cottage and preparations began for tho
funeral journey. Even this morning when
the family were at breakfast it was not
known what the widow would determine to
do. She had her trunk packed yesterday
in the event of her deciding to go with the
remains , but her decision had not been
shared with the family.
At half-past eight the doors of the Grant
cottage were thrown open and a stream of
visitors poured in steadily for over an
hour. Soon afterwards the area in the
vicinity of the cottage was thronged with
wagons of every description containing
farmers and their families , who had come
to attend the funeral.
At 9:30 the train of two cars brought
Qgneral Hancv ck and a number of distin
guished visitors , among whom were Colonel
Jones , Admiral Rowan , General Sherman ,
Senator Evarts , General Rut us Ingalls , Sen
ator Miller. Joseph Drexel and General
Hancock's staff.
At 10 o'clock the serviceswere held at the
cottage in the presence of over a thousand
persons. They opened with the reading of
a psnlm which was followed by prayer by
Rev. Bishop Harris. The hymn , "My Faith
Looks up to Thee , " joined in by the wholo
assemblage followed. Dr. Newman then
came forward and delivered his eulogistic
sermon on the dead general , tho family in
the meantime sitting about the remains in
the parlor. Dr. Newman spoke very feel
ingly in an addre&s which consumed one
hour and a half in itsdelivery. He took as
his text the twenty-first verse of the twen
ty-fifth chapter of Matthew , "Well done ,
thou good and faithful servant , enter tlion
into the joy of thy Lord. "
"Such , my brethren , " said the speaker ,
"is the eulogy that God shall pronounce
upon human goodness and fidelity wherever
found among the sons of men. " He said
some comrade in arms would speak-of the
splendor of tho martial genius of the dead ;
statesmen would review the majesty of his
civil administration ; historians would
place him on thepcde&tiilul his renown"but
let me , " said the speaker , "as a minister
of religion , dwell upon the great character
which will ever be his crown of glory , and
the imperishable heritage of the country
the country he loved so well. " Tiie minis
ter then dwelt upon the honors which had
been bestowed upon General Grant and the
homage which was done his memory , anil
declared that the secret of his power on the
thought of the world and the love of man
kind was the loftiness of his character ,
grandeur of intellect , and the fact that he
was none other than himself. He was ono
of the few men in history who exceeded
expectation , and by doing what all
others had failed to do , he had no hatred
in his heart. His only evangel to the na
tion was , "Let us have peace. " In his dy-
hig chamber he grasped the hand of him
whose sword he hud first won , and as an
illustration of his broad spirit , sorrow was
national to-day in its broadest sense.
Duty to his conscience , his country and his
God was his standard of successful man
hood. Hewas the humblest of men and a
! over of the most lowly. His love of wife ,
children and home was supreme.
Speaking of the deep and tender affection
he bore his wife , the speaker said : "And
such was the tenderness of his love and
solicitude for her and hers he surprised
them by a letter found after his death. He
had written it secretly and carried the
sacred missive day after day during the
fourteen days knowing she would find it at
last. "
He quoted from the letter as follows :
"Look after our dear children and direct
them in the paths of rectitude. It would
distress me far more to think that one of
them could depart from an honorable , up
right and virtuous life than it would to
know they were prostrated on a
bed of sickness from winch they
never were to arise alive. They
have never given us any cause for alarm
on their account and I earnestly pray they
never will. With these few injunctions and
the knowledge I have of your love and af
fection and of the dutiful , I bid you a final
farewell , unt:1 we meet in the other world.
You will find this on my person after my
deatb.1
'i his "was dated Mt. McGregor June 9 ,
1S55.
Dr. Newman said principles of Christian
ity were deeply engraved on the spirit of
General Grant. On the 18th of April last
he had said "I believe in the holy scrip
tures , and whoso lives by them will be ben-
efitted thereby. Men may differ as to in
terpretation , which is human , but the
scriptures are man's best guide. " H held
broad religious views and believed in the
kinship of all mankind.
The closing portion of the address was
devoted to allusions to the last hours of
the general's life , his calm fortitude , unwa
vering patience and clear brain , knowing
that his end was near and praying for its
coming.
At the conclusion of the discourse the
hymn. "Nearer my God to Thee , " was ren
dered by the alfresco congregation and the
services ended with a benediction. After
the conclusion of the ceremonies there was
a movement of the people toward the cot
tage to take a last look at the general , but
it was not deemed advisable to permit any
one to enter as it was near time for the de
parture of the funeral train for Albany ,
where the body is to lie in state a few hours
before departure for New York.
A Iflce Girl Goes Wrong.
Lulu Brownlee , a young school teacher
in Youngstown , Ohio , and connected with
one of the best families in that city , has
been apprehended in a number of annoying
cases of stealing. She was living with the
family of Attorney W. E. Hawley , by
whom she was highly respected. It is said
that for several weeks the girl has been car
rying on a system of pilfering in the house.
Some days ago she came into Mrs. Haw-
ley's presence crying bitterly , and saying
that some one had carried away part of
the week's washing. Succeeding this , arti
cle after article was missed and the family
could make no reasonable explanation of
the mystery. After some persuasion Mr.
Hawley searched the girl's room. In the
mattress and under the carpet were found
many of the articles. A Targe amount of
valuable lace had been ripped from Mrs :
Hawley's wedding dress and made over
into caps and fancy articles. A warrant
was issued for her arrest.
T
ALASfLh
Interesting Extracts Irom the Report of tho
First Grand Jury.
The initial report of the first grand
jury of Alaska to Judge Wade Mc
Allister , of tho United States district
court , which was submitted at tho re
cent May term , contains the following
paragraphs of interest :
"The rapid development of our ter
ritory , tho recent discoveries of BO
much rich mineral , and tho numerous
industries that are being brought to
the attention of capitalists force us to
the conclusion that 'the judicial sys
tem as now established is inadequate
to the demands of our people and of
such a limited character that in some
of tho most important sections of tho
territory the settlement of controver
sies by courts and juries is practically
unattainable , and that by all moans
regular terms of court , with all tho
jurisdiction of your honorable court ,
should bo established at Juncau ,
Kodiak and Ounalaska , and that our
governor should appoint justices of
the peace and constables at all tho
principal fishing stations and else
where whenever ho may think they
are needed. Records are no\v being
made involving the titles of mineral
lands valued at several millions of
dollars , ( juicers having the custody
of these records should be provided
with suitable vaults and receptacles to
protect tho same against loss by fire or
otherwise. The Dominion parliament
has already taken the preliminary
steps by which the boundary between
Alaska and the British possessions can
bo ascertained and determined , and
wo especially urge the necessity for
the United States government to com
ply with the request made by the Do
minion parliament that a commission
be appointed to settle tho question.
Valuable mineral lands are being
prosppcted , and our miners at Jhis
time have no means of knowing
whether said mines should bo located
under the United States mining laws
or those of British Columbia.
"In view of the fact that Alaska
territory pays a greater revenue to tho
general government , in proportion to
the population , than any other terri
tory no'w or heretofore in existence in
the United States , we deem it as a mat
ter of justice to our citizens that ap
propriations should bo made for tho
following purposes , to wit : For the
repairs of wharves now belonging to
tho government ; for the construction ,
erection and improvements of others
at the principal points in Alaska wa
ters , and for the erection and rnain-
tainance of light houses for tho safety
of life and property of our people.
"Our ollicers should bo supplied
with some convenient means of trans
portationunder the control of said olli
cers , without which it is impossible for
them perform to their respective duties
with such promptness and dispatch as
officers in other territories of tiie Uni
ted States are able to tlo. This wo
suggest for the reason that the only
mode of conveyance is by boat. There
are no roads , and tho people are
obliged to travel by water exclusively.
We recommend the appopriation of
sufficient money to survey and build a
good trail from the head of Duryea
inlet , Chilcat county , to the boundary
line , a distance of about twenty-five
miles , to insure the safe transit of
miners , explorers , and supplies des
tined for the Yakon river and tribu
taries , thus furnishing an accessible
route to the mineral fields of wealth
and importance.
"The fishes found in the waters of
Alaska territory are the principal food
fishes of the world viz. , salmon , her
ring , codfish , and halibut. In consid
eration of the fact that the fishing in
dustry stands next to the mining in
dustry in this territory , and that
Alaska will probably be called upon
to supply the United States with cheap
food fishes in the near future , it is-irn- '
portant that an examination of the ex
tent of the fisheries should be made ,
and to that end a liberal appropriation
with tho necessary transportations
should be provided.
"We recognize the long-established
policy of our government to encourage
schools and educational facilities , and
would say that our Etissian citizens
tire , as a class , poor , and unacquainted
with the rights and privileges of
American citizens and that
, non-sec
tarian schools by fai. , honest , and up
right persons , not prejudiced in favor
of any sect or creed , should be estab
lished for the benefit of the white chil
dren of Alaska territory.
"While we are somewhat in doubt
in regard to our duties in regard to
Indians , nevertheless we have taken
them with the broad meaning of our
instructions , and as their future in this
territory is so interwoven with settlers
therein we take tho responsibility , and
present them as we know them. These
Indians are enterprising and indus
trious , and fully understand and ap
preciate our system of government.
They are notby any means the untutor
ed savage of gushing travelers and
romance-writers , but are independent ,
self-supporting , and willing laborers ,
and we should deem it most disastrous
to the advancement and prosperity of
this territory should they be confined
on reservations.
"The distance of our territory from
the central government and the length
of time necessary to communicate
with the heads of different depart
ments render it necessary that either
we have a representative in congress
or that an agent familiar with this
territory and our necessities be ap-
appointed to remain in Washington
during the sessions of congress.
Bather Consoling.
"I would not worry myself to death
over the conduct of that boy of yours , "
sympathizingly exclaimed a lady to
the mother of a boy whose actions de
noted that he was irreclaimable.
"I have prayed for him night after
night , and it seems to have no effect
on"him , said the mother , "and I am
becoming discouraged. "
"Never mind , don't worry any
more. It"only proves that the Lord is
just as much'disgusted as you are. "
Pretzel's Weekly.
The Detroit Free Press observes : "Beer is
what ailed Gladstone. " We thought It was ale
that bicred him. Chicago JlamUer.
The key to a eood situation la not whis
key. New Orleans Picayune.
The Stroaiice Kiver.
The other day two or three of us ,
boon companions well , there woro
some thirty or forty in the excursion
wont to that spot famous in song and
story the Suwanee river. Tho rido
to the gulf has already been described. ;
ouffico it to say that the trip was swift
and agreeable. The jungles had lost
nono of their beauty , tho splendid
magnolias were in bloom , the grand
oaks were garlanded with gigantic
grapevines , and the moss was as gray ,
silken , and fantastic as ever. Ono
takes a small steamer going for souio
distance along the gulf , and , after r
night's rest , looks from tlio sheltered ;
deck upon the lovely Suwanco. Tho
river is quite as largo as tho upper St.
John's , bending in and out m inntii
inorablo curves for over ono hundred
miles. In its clear waters you can seo
tho fish leaping and swimming. EY- .
cry bend throughout its entire courso
seems more graceful than tho last ; -
every stretch more romantic and
beautiful. . Nowhere is tho verdure
more tropical , and as far as tho oye
can reach one sees an unbroken lino
of symmetry. If some gardener had'
the care of tho trees on either side his
work would call for hearty admira
tion , but it is all tho handiwork of na-
turo. that magnificent wall of green !
not a shrub seems to bo broken , not a
faded leaf can be seen , on a long ,
vast , unbroken hedge of emerald , and , '
underneath a greensward liko a car
pet , interlaced with linos of gold and , j
bars of silver , where tho sun throws' ' )
vivid or fainter beams down athwart ;
tho cool , deep shadows.
"Dar's whar do old folks lib , " savs
a swarthy deckhand , as ho doffs his ;
rimless hat , showing broad white ivor
ies and laughing oack to laughing ;
faces ashore. Suro enough , in yon
der tiny bend is a littlo hut built of
logs , and two or three colored child
ren stand on tho greensward to seo
"do boat ride. " As if to add pathos
and reality to tho poet's vision , thoro
comes out an old , old man , his head- ,
whitened with the frost of ago , and ,
stands leaning on a stick to watch us
out of sight.
And later on comes tho moon to add ] * j
to tho witchery of tho surroundings. j
Over yonder the river has washed in , I
under tho live oaks , tho tall cypress
and tho pines. Years ago tho Indianj
and his wigwam dotted these shores.- '
I have no doubt they were as wild ,
and perhaps as wayward , as their
brothers of the west rojoicinng in' ' ,
scalps , brandishing tho war-knife with
savage satisfaction , and sotting fire to ,
the peaceful habitations of the white
settlers along tho borders. In all
probability the poetry of the splendid
river was "much of it lost upon their
uncivilized natures , though it may
have kept them cleaner than tho ma-
jority of their race. They did have
some music in them , however , for no
tice the names of their towns and riv
ers. By and by we reach a plantation ,
but it is in ruins. Yet it blends well
with the soft and sad beauty of tho
night. Whether or not it is "de olo
plantation , " who can tell. We know
that once it was peopled with happy
family groups , massa's children and
massa's slaves. The tinkling notes of
"de banjo" were heard undt > r tho
eaves , the negroes sang their plaint
ive melodies , while "do white folkses"
took their ease on tho now deserted
lawn that slopes so gently down to
the water's edge. We stop at several
landings , at one ol which are the fa
mous iron springs , and , wherever wo
go , the wonders of foliage , of color , of
water and sky , challenge our admira
tion. It is the paradise of the south
tho wonder-wilds of Florida and
tourists who do not investigate its
beauties have lost much that would
make memory a pleasure. Cor. San
Francisco Chronicle.
Forgot the Teeth.
It was at a local restaurant. He had
ordered a breakfast. lie waited. Tho
waiter did not wait. Ho came and
went and catue and went , but
the breakfast did not arrive.
The guest called the meteoric in
dividual.
"Have tho cows come home yet ? "
he asked.
The waiter gave a feeble smile
waiters are very h'ard to reach with
sarcasm.
"It'll be here in a minute , sir , all
right. "
"
"The clock kept going all the same.
He slopped him again.
"Tell the cook I'll take that part of-
it that is done. I am not in any hurry ,
but my wife will never believe this :
as an excuse for me staying out all )
night. "
At length the breakfast was brought.
He began on it. It was liko
leather. Once again he gently called-
the waiter.
"I say , are you sure you have for
gotten nothing. "
"No , sir ; I've brought you every
thing a knife , a fork , two spoons , a' '
plate no sir. "
"Don't you provide a set of teeth ,
with this beefsteak ? " San Francisco
Chronicle.
Where Religion is Needed.
There has always been an indiffer
ence to church-going in this commun- ,
ity , says The San Francisco Chronicle ,
that began in ' 49 and has lasted with
great vigor up till the present time.
Consequently a good many most estim
able men are apt to confuse at funer
als for similar ebullitions on Fourth of
Julj' and other kindred occasions. It
is hard for a man who has not been in.
church for a thousand years to distin
guish between the various exercises ,
and the proportion of people who can
find the place in the prayer-book is so.
small that it would be worth tho
church's while to get out a guide to
it. But I don't think anything moro
reprehensible ever occurred than an
incident at the funeral of one of Cali- >
fornia's pioneers , whose redeeming
merit was that he died rich. The body
of the pavilion was filled with all the
early settlers of California , and all
went well for some time. But when
the 'officiating clergyman finished a
long and beautiful prayer , I can fancy
his astonishment when the pioneers
burst into loud applause. It went on
for a minute before the occasion was
recognized and the plaudits were si
lenced.
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