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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE * . SUNDAY * , . OCTOBER 17'1880.TWELVE PAGES. 11
ADVENTURES OF MAJORNORTH
"Wilt * Chief of The Pawnee ScxratsEia
SIOUXRA1DS UPON THEPAWNEES
The Great Sioux War Abandonment
of Frontier Settlements Organ
ization or the Pawn co
lirrttienfor tfif Sunday lift byAl/ml S
. . or CnAiTtn 111 HMd nf the Pkmi
t pen the I' wneeLittle Tanriacr'MlnM-Niirtow
I'.Minprot thrl'awnee A rent an ! C lry ' ' "I-
lm-llorriblTTtneTit of > ! * qon . Who bar-
Titpd th Oiwntlnn of tv-nlpint KIsMPen I'aw.
HM > Kll ed lit tlio noun-Til s ) rp t SlontV r-
trTiifitlcr fctttltmnt Atmndoixsl An l ; t' ll'
II n Drsunlted AB lnftlh"ioox North OrK nltp
a Comf ny of I'nwnee tcouu Kullnre of an At
tempt to Tench Th n tin MH m l of Arm - ultt-
Infill * mm * > tunn Th < Valley of lf lti Tbc
AtucM < > f tlie sloux Li nn Julesbnrg.
The Hloux Upon The War-Path-The
In the sprinp of 1801 Frank North , who
during his residence amonp the Pawnees
had learned lo converse fluently in their
language , was employed as Pawnee in
terpreter and also as clerk at the trading
The Sioux were then everywhere friend
ly to the whites , but they still nourished
their deadly hatred acainst their old
enemies , the Pawnees , whom they fre
quently attacked on their reservation or
wherever else they found them. About
the 1st of June , a party of Sioux , 150
strong , in.id u
A K\II > UI'ON" TI1K rAAVNUi : SQUAWS
who were out planting corn , and killed
ten or twelve of them. As soon as the
alarm was given the Pawnee warriors
sprang on their horses and gave pursuit.
A running light ensued , in which the
Pawnees killed quite a number of the
Sioux. Another raid was made in the
fall by the Sioux , and the Pawnees got
after them and killed eleven warriors ,
dropping them one after another , in a
row. These attacks at last became so
frequent nnd annoying , that the agent ,
in tlio spring of 1800 , asked for govern
ment protection , and a company of the
Seoond Nebraska cavalry was sent to the
reservation. This had the efl'cct of keep
ing the Sioux away till autumn , when a
party of 300 , tinder
I.1TTU5 TlIfNUEK ,
made an attack on the tribe. When they
appeared near the agency buildings , the
alarm was given , and all rushed out to
definJ themselves. A squaw came run
ning toward the asrency with a mounted
Sioux in pursuit. He fired a pistol at her ,
and she dropped upon the ground. He
dismounted , scalped her in a twinkling ,
jumped on his horse again , and was oft.
The captain of the cavalry company
ordered North to ride to the camp , three
quarters of a mile distant , and order the
men out at onco. The captain and the
agent then immediately armed themselves
and mounting their horses started in pur
suit of the Sioux who had scalped the
squaw. In following him they became
soclted and intent upon thn pursuit
that they paid no attention to anything
except the lleeing warrior , nnd wher
they had ridden about a mile and a hall
they discovered that they were being
surrounded by Indians. They could nol
tell whether they were Sioux or Pawnees ,
but supposed that they were the latter
One of the Indians finally rode tip to the
ngent , and tapping him on the shoulder ,
said in English , "Uo back , go home. "
"No , I want to kill that Indian , " re
plied the agent , who thought it was a
Pawnee talking to him. The Sioux there
upon drew his bow and strung an arrow ,
us if to shoot him , and not until then die
the agent discover that the Indians stir
rounding himself and the captain were
not Pawnees. Ho instantly called to the
captain to come back , and just as the
captain turned his horse , the Sioux le
ilv the arrow at the captain. It struck
linn over the right eye , cutting the skin
bo that the upp r lid dropped down over
the eyn. The wounded captain and the
auent then rode their horses at full spoec
back to the agency. The captain , who
remained at the agency to have his
wound dressed , sent Frank North with a
message to the first lieutenant to take
charge of the troops. The Pawnees am
the employes of tlie agency had follovvet
the Sioux , nnd
A KUNNl.SG FIGHT
for five miles ensued , in which several o
the Sioux were killed. The Sioux finallj
made a stand and a skirmish lasting hal"
an hour took place. The lieutenant ant
the cavalry company now came up am
charged upon the Sioux , who werodniwn
up in a beautiful line of battle on the side
of a hill. In the charge one cavalryman
vvai killed " jmd one. was wounded. A long
ami iTes"peraTc"tigirt followed the charge
nnd finally night coming on the soldiers
and the Pawnees withdrew and returnee
to the agency , carrying with them the
dead and wounded. There were seven or
eight Pawnees killed , and quite a num
The squaw , whom the Sioux had t-hot
nt and sculped near the agency early in
the day , had not been wounded at all by
the bullet , as was afterwards learned , but
had dropped to the ground through fright
upon hearing the pistol shut. The Paw
lines had a great
IIOU1IOU Or A SPALI'Kn I'KltSON' ,
and superstitiotisly believed that a person
burvlving the scalping process would be
transformed into some unnatural being
a witch , a ghost , or an evil spirit nnd
live forever. A warrior who lived after
being scalped would kill himself rather
than present himself again to his people.
This scaliiedftmavv upon being discovered
alivu by her friends was UiKen by them
to nn old cellar , when * they buried her
with dirt up to her neck , and placed &
etraw matting over her head and face ,
ami thus left her to die.
Some three or four days after tna light ,
Mrs. PJatt , the school teacher , was pass
ing by the cellar on her evening walk ,
he heard a groan proceeding from the
place , and upon investigation she discov
ered tlie poor squaw , hlie at once sum
moned assistance and had her dug out.
The squavy was found to bo terribly
emaciated , her head particularly being
in a very bad condition. JIn > . Plait had
prov ibions brought to her , and then had
her head dressed , after which she had
her eonyeyt * ! to the saw and grist mill-
there being no hospital and there a com
fortable place was prepared for her in
the boiler room. For ihree weeks Mrs.
Platt kindly attended lo her wants , visit
ing her three times a day. The squaw
finally improved so much that she was
considered in a Jair way of recovery , and
Mrs. Platt appealed to the agent to com-
pull bur people to take care of her. The
ngcnt thereupon sent sent for the chiefs
and told them of the condition of the
b'liww and informed them that her people
ple must now care for tier. The
chiefs , not daring to disobey the agent's
orders , consented to take charge ol Itcr ,
anil that night they carried her away
from the null. The agent never * aw her
again and never knew what became of
The null was located about one hun
dred yards from the trading VOSL Two
Indians went to the mill aud took' away
the squaw , but instead of cpudtictmB her
to her family , they
at the bank of the creek Rtid sunk her
( 'cad body in it deep -ddy , placing some
large flat stones on top to keep it down.
The agent sometime afk-rwards inquired
oi the Indian ? bow tbecnuaw was getting
along , and ho wa * tolo that she wa
doing very well The Indians , however ,
told North , in whom they had the great
est confidence , what had been done with
her North never revealed the secret ,
except to a few intimate associates , well
knowing that its divulgence would do no
THE NKXT ATTACK
of the Sioux , which was of any consequence
quence , occurred on the loth of October ,
while the Pawnees were out athenng
corn. The Sioux dashed oown from the
bhitTs upon thp defenseless women and
killed eighteen of them The Pawnee
warriors turned out , and ioucht them on
the run for eight or ten mile . killing
seven or eight of them The wnrrior .
who returned tirerl d worn out , paid
no attention to their dead squaws , who
were left on tlie ground unbaricd.
The next morning North got a team
and wagon and went with a chief into
the cornfield to bring in one of his
squaws who was among the killed. North
supjwsed of course that the chief would
also bring in all the others nnd have
thrtn buried. All the squaws were found
lying with their faces downward , as In
dians invariably turn thcnr-elves wh n
dying. Some fourteen or fifteen squaws
were turned over before the chief found
his. Ho loaded the dead body on the
wagon , and then directed North , much
to his surprise , to return to the agency
without the rest. Tlie seventeen other
dead squaws were left where they had
fallen. Some were afterwards buried ,
and some never were.
THE CHEAT SlOfX WAR
broke out in the spring of 1804. The
Sioux claimed that they had'been badly
treated by their agent and that their
treaty stipulations hnd not been lived up
to. They asserted that the agent had ,
instead of delivering thuir goods to them ,
turned the property over to the trader
who had sold it , and this really proved
to be the case. The bioux were a power
ful and a numerous people , inhabiting
the northern country. At this time they
had a temporary agencj on the north
Mdo of thu North Piatte river , opposite
Scott's Bluft's. and it was at this place
that they first became disatislieii and
declared war against tinwhites. . There
were a great manjdifiercut band * of
Sioux some twenty-live or thirtv prin
cipal among which were the Brulennd
OgallaLts. When the news spread that
thu Sioux had
the alarm became general and the re
sults were greatly feared. The settlers
everywhere on the frontier bec.inio
frightened , and deserting their farms and
ranches , Hocked for safety into the small
towns , where they built stockades.
( iUNKUAL otirris ,
acting under instructions , at once organ-
zed an e\peditiou at Fort Kearney
against the iio tilcs. He had brought
with him from Kansas the Sixteenth Kan-
sat , cavalry and part of the Twelfth Kan
sas cavalry , which regiments had been
engageu in lighting the confederates , thu
war of the rebellion then being in pro
gress. General Robert Mitchell , who
was in command of the District of the.
Plains , was to accompany the expedition.
proceeded with the Second Nebraska
cavalry company from the Pawnee reser
vation to Fort Kearney , and General Cur
tis , upon meeting him. formed a great
liklnir for him. Learning that he had
lived among the Pawnees for some time ,
and had acquired a know ledge of their
language and habits , and was held in
high esteem by them , tlie general sugges
ted that he organize a company of Paw
nee scouts for the campaign. Thu sug
gestion struck North favorably , and
knowing the Pawnees to , be excellent
warriors ana possessed with an intense
hatred of the Sioux , he believed that a
company could be easily raised and that
the organization would not only prove a
useful auxiliary to General Curtis' com
mand , but would do splendid lighting.
Ho therefore immediately concluded to
act upon the suggestion , and taking with
him n man named McFadden , who had
been in the United States service and also
an interpreter at one time , he went back
to the Pawnee reservation with authority
to raise a company of scouts. Seventy-
seven young and active Pawnee warriors
were quickly enlisted , and McFadden ,
who had a military record , he having
been in the Ash Hollow fight with General
Harncy in 185G , wis selected as captain
and North was made firet lieutenant.
furnished their own horses and in their
native costumes rode to Fort Kearney
under the leadership of McFadden and
North. The enlisting of Indians in the
army service was a new idea , and every
body in the command became more or
less interested in the Pawnee company ,
and seemed anxious to see how they
would act. It was the first time that In
dians had ever Deen employed as enlisted
men. They were promised the Same pay
as the cavalrymen , and a certain amount
for furnishing their own horses , but they
never received a cent for their services
during this campaign , as there vyas no
appropriation to cover the services of
OE.VEIIA1. CU1ET1S1 COMMAND ,
consisting of 1,600 men , marched to Plum
Creek , and leaving this Piatte river went
south , crossing the Republican river at
the mouth of Turkey creek , and then
moving south to the Solomon river in
Kansas , along which stream frequent
raids were being made by the Sioux upon
Uio white settlement's. The command
was finally divided , General Mitchel
striking out to the west , and General
Curtis moving down the Solomon river.
The country everywhere was deserted
and death and ruin prevailed , the Sioux
having thoroughly raided the region , and
then departed for a new lield of opera
tion. The campaign was concluded
without a single light. General Curtis ,
who was greatlv pleased with the con
duct of Lieutenant North and his Paw
nees , gave instructions to North to enlist
a regular company of Pawnees , one hun
dred strong , as soon as the temporary or
ganisation was disbanded , anil to have
them equipped and uniformed like other
cavalry soldiers. He accordingly gave
North a captain's recruiting order , and
he returned with his Pawnees to the res
ervation about the middle of October ,
In less than an hour after his return to
the reservation he enrolled ono hundred
line looking , splendidly built warriors , all
of whom were anxious to go out upon thu
war-path against their old enemies , the
Sioux. Captain North , as we shall now
call him , then proceeded to Columbus to
obtain telegraphic instructions from
General Mitchell. Owing to provoking
delays ha was detained two weeks , and
when he returned to the reservation ho
found that all the Pawnees had gone off
on n buffalo hunt. After a fruitless search
for them , he waited until their return ,
and catching them near Fort Kearney he
secured his hundred men and taking
them to Columbue bad them mustered
into the United States service as
COMI'AXV A , J'AM'XEE SCOUTS ,
with himself as captain , Charles A. Small
as firut lieutenant , and James Murey , a
Pawnee interpreter , as second lieutenant.
Itemaining in camp at Columbus but a
short time , they marched to Fort Kearney
and there went into winter quaiters.
About the 1st of February they were
supplied with arms old style muzzle-
loading infantrv guns.
Captain Gillette , of the First Nebraska
cavalry , commanding the post , cave
orders that the Pawnees should be drilled
thoroughly in the manual of arms , and
Captain North accordingly put them
through the manual for two boura every
day After U-u days trial the experiment
of U'flihing tlipfe $ cuuts the manual of
arnrs wa given up as a failure They
could not underhand Kngllsli , and llieru
wore no words in thtir language that
YTouid express the orders of Cintain North.
Thej had either to learn the Knclish lan
guage , or words hud to be invented in
their tongue for the various commands
n cd in'tlu' drill. Captain North informed
CnpUtin Gillette of the predicament , ami
in reply the latter snid.'in a very abrupt
manner , thot the original order must be
obeyed. Captain J\orth replied that it
was an impossibility , and lurthermore
that the Pawnees had not enlisted for the
pnriK > es of drill but as scout * , spies and
trailer * , and that he would not attempt
any longer to tench them tlie drill.
In retaliation for this , Captain Gillette
ordered Captain North to delail a
mounted otlicer and forty men , with ton
days rations , to at once proceed north to
the Niolirftrn river to look for hostile In
dians The I'awm r * hcd not received
their liorM ? * , and were compelled to go
on the scout on foot although tin1 snow
was ten or fifteen inrhr deep At day
light the next morning , Lieutenant Smill
left thu post with the detachment of forty
men , aud crossed the half fro/.i-n Piatte
river , which had ten channels nt this
point. In some places the Indians wadeit
wain-deep in the water , vet they oiri not
utter a word of complaint , notwithstand
ing the vrealhor was very eold. Upon
reaching the Letup Fork thi-yencountoied
one of the "everest snow storms t-\cr
known on tlie plain * , compelling them to
remain in camp at one place for seven
days , the storm lasting all that time with
unabated fury. They ran out of provis
ions , and were forced to return to the
post , the march being a very perilous
one as the evtrcinu cold caused intense
suffering , many ot the men having their
"ei-t , hand * and oars severely frozen.
The Pawnee scouts were now furnished
ivith horses , and were ordered to march
; o Julcsburg , which was then quite a
noted station on the overland stage road.
Afewdajs were spent in getting the
wagon tram realty , and thi-n they started
on the march. Along the road they
DKATH , nnSOJATlOX AND HflX
on every hand the work ot the Siou\ .
At Plum Creek thev came upon one grave
containing fourteen bodies of men , bound
for Pike's Peak , who had been killed by
the blood-thirMy redskin * . Diverted
emigrant wagons , robbed of everything
valuable , and dead oxen were strewn
along the hro-iil pathway. Whole wagon
trains bad been captured , the men and
cattle killed , the property stolen , and in
many in t.tnce tlie wagons had been col-
Voted and burned , nothing being left of
hem except the tires of the wheels and
other iron-work. The command , attor a
inarch of several ilavs tnrough this
VAI.LVY OF HEATH ,
reached the po-t of Julo > btirg , afterwards
Fort Sedgvvick. Old Jiile-burg , the ta-
tion on tlie overland sta e road , located
about one mile from the post , had been
attacked and burned , and several persons
had been killed , by the Sioux just before
tlie arrival of the Pawnees. Die po t
was garrisoned hj Captain Nick U IJrien'i.
company of the Seventeenth regular
cavalry. The bioux , some four or live
hundred strong , had surprised the stationer
or ranch early in the day O'Brien with
his company sallied out to drive them
oil" , but the Sioux not only maintained
thrir ground , but drove the "soldiers back
and X'eiy neailj surrounded them. H
A HOLD AMI IIEM'KKATE DASH
through the small gap , that was rapidly
lessening , that Captain O'llrien suvcd
his company from capture : md annihila
tion The Sioux drove them b.ick to the
po t and very nearly captured the strong
hold Failing in this , however , they re
turned to the station to gather up the
plunder flour , coffee , sugar and other
provisions a large quantity of which
they secured , and then they burned the
buildings to the ground. Captain OVBrieu
tried to shell them out , but they paid 11J
attention to the shells which did not drop
nmoiig them with any v ery great accu
racy. Late in the afternoon the Sioux
retired with their bootv to the blufiV on
the south side ot the Pfatte.
[ TO 1JE CONTINUED NEXT -SUNDAY. ]
There are 2,030 Chautaun.uacircles in Mich
Massachusetts boasts of having sixty ait
schools anil 11,000 ait students.
Thomas F. Bajani , jr. , son of his father , is
a \ ale fit > htiiAU this tall.
There are seventy-three students now in
Ilaivardannex , lor women , with more to
P. T. Uarnuni is to give a new seliooihotise ,
built on new plans , to the town of IJiidsre-
l > ort , Conn.
It is exi cted that Mrs. Garlleld will at
tend the opening of the tiarheld University
at Wichita , Kan. , which takes place this tall.
The classesof Vale college this year will
number nearly as follows : Seniors , 155 ;
juniors , 140 ; sophomores , 1J5 ; fivnljnien , 1" .
The new freshman class at Va sar college
js not only the largest that has entered the
institution , but Us standard of scholarship
is pronounced very high.
James Kussell Lowell will deliver the oration
tion at the 350th annlversarv ,
of llarvaid , which will oe observed with un
ussal honors early In November.
Tlte colored citizens of MoDilc , Ala. , held a
meeting Monday night and voted to build an
orphan a ylum tor colored children , ami also
a house of collection in connection there
with. About S-MOOJD will be required for the
It is reported that a university for women ,
foundeu on private capital , which proposes
to have three faculties a mathematical , a
natural history , ( with medical studies ) and a
philolosIcaUs contemplated in Moscow.if the
KOVeminent will sanction the scheme.
The chief rablnical school in Italy is now at
Mantua. Padua held this position lormerly ,
and still has for the head of its Jewish com
munity the greatest Hebrew scholar Iu Italy ,
Kabbi EnUe Loin , who is professor ot lie-
brew at the University of Padua , and was a
pupil of the celebrated Luzzatto.
Schools of technology aie iudispeiisable ad
juncts of industrial process , and it is u hap
py sien that is furuished ot the manufactur
ing tever in Ceort'ia by the strong efforts of
the citizens of Atlanta to secure tun location
there of a technological institute built apart
from an independent or any other college or
Bears are numerous in Giadvvin county ,
A Cedar Ilapids , la. , cat has adopted a
joung mouse and is tenderly rearing it ,
A hog ou exhibition in Wlrt county. W.
Va. , is over eight feet lone , three ftet high ,
and weighs 7ls pounds.
Amoug the treasures of Orange county , N.
Y. . exhibited at Its recent fair , wa * a par
rot which is known to be ut least eight-six
j ears old ,
A deer described as a beautiful specimen
of his kind , joined a herd of cow g that w ere
bulni ; driven home by a Mrs. Moore , of Asli
land , N. H. , and permitted her to secure him
after he had walked Into the barn.
A Wisconsin hunter named \Vextnnl shoat
at what he took for an extra large squirrel on
a limb , and a wild cat came down and cl vve <
him In fort > 'two places to convince him tha
his eyesight was a good way off.
One of the peculiarities of a 250-pound
pumpkin crown at New burs , N. Y. , Is tha
it was fed ou milk. A root was sent out
from the vine to a basin of milk" , and it con
sumed a pint of the fluid each day.
The rat her doubtful story is told that a new
finder has grown on the hand of Josepl
Mat tiers , of Xorwalk , w ho lost the member
( index hncer , left hand ) six months < uo ,
while chopping wood. The narrative is a
complete one of its kiud , making the new
hucer grow with bones , joint aud tiuger nal
all pel feet a
A tea ship that recently arrived at Port
land , Ore , had on board a very peculiar
bird , called the Japanese tumtls ? > r. It has a
habit of jumping from its perch , turning &
somersault , and coining down on the oercl
all standing , and this trick it will perform
dozen of times iu succession , till beholders
deem the bird demented. It is considerably
larger than a canary , ana of .ratlier cpett ;
plumage , l ut not faueh in the musical line.
HO.NKV i-on Tun
Pompons of cnt feathers lire a favorite
Fine ineli ; h * trlj > ed coeds have a line of
color at Intervals.
Hats of ott beaver have brim anil crown
ot dltlerent colors.
Ser.re's have brml fringed sa < hes , with
borders In Konifin effects.
Ensh h cheviots have broken plaid stripes
alternating with plain stripe * .
Grenadine covered with heavy cut jet beads
Is UM * ( | for bodices and mantles
Jewelry of etched , oxidized sliver and in
Indian desutn Is very fashionable.
i > erce. with chevron cmund , have palmlcaf
patterns In nin work In self-color * .
Blue felt tints , trimmed with red ilk cord ,
an ; worn w itli red mid blue costumes.
White cloves with oiuliroidcry simulating
bracelets are worn In second mourning.
Stri'cd mnU-rmls in fris jiiid coil ] * plush
lme metal beads woven In Uie frue stri ] * '
Butterflies , wlnit * . lenves , coronets ntid
bat-stuped bnm are mafle Of cut Jet btsuK
Galleons have pendants of overvdescnjc
lion ovolds , cubes , seqiiius .iud s' e r luaiK
ltc ses. with plii'h sttiws. dots or chains
tor the border , have overdresses of plain
Beaded camel's hair , in. all colors nd
white , is used lor mantles and dress trim-
B toti girls wear b.uigle bracelets witli
silver bells , and the chesUim coug has been
Woolen goods show ' stripes , plaids and
small designs , riori.ited'and ' large patterns
are uot seeii. '
Co < iuilles of jet nre employed for crowns
and trimming , -some of these are made of
graduated cut beads.
P.iuline Nelson , a German servant ciil lu
lmlinn.ip.ilis tins been left S"-50OJO ! by her
uncle In the fatherland.
Hats are not as high as formerly ; the
straight nrranneiiieut ot trimming , however ,
sreniingl } Increases their altitude.
Woolen materials. In green or blue , have
crossbars of brown wool , with the horizon
tal lurs embroldeied with cniss-stitch of
"Sniderweb" jot trimming Is made of fine
net strung with tlnv jet biud-s veined \vitli
Hue bugles. Ills shown inn vaiicty i l de-
Llving Brazilian beetles attached to a pin
ana chain , so that they cau wanner about at
will OUT corsage or hair , are lavorcd orna
ll.indkrrchicfs invc dellcatelv tinted bor
ders witn while ouibioiik'O llemstitchfd
hiiiulliCichicfs ha\e the embroideiy m the
Plush broc.ides , showing evjuisite tints in
various lights , have IVisiali desUns. They
.tie emploitM for panels , and are in all the
A fashion item s.ivs "tlie bustle Is rapidly
coming to the trout'1 \ \ ell , all we have to
say about It is that it will look uiulity queei
when it "gets there , "
The newest buttons aie lar e balls of wood
nghlv polislifd andsliowin'th" gram. Henns
vnd sei-d.s are cinplujeit as buttons. Etched
voij buttonsHluivv line designs.
Mis. FoKom i coing to make her home at
"Pietty Prospect , ' ' Piesident Cievel-ind's
country place * . , winch some ill-natured people
w ill not consider a pretty prospect lor Orov er.
Leonaul U . Jerome of New Yoik. allows
Siis Uniuliter. the wile ot Lord liamloJiiii
pliinrhill , chancellor of the Biitish exchange
? 1. > .CO ) i ei annum. Lord Cliiuchill's salary
is S-i.COJ a j ear.
Mis Maud Howe wivs "the fashionable
Ameiican family consists ot one child "
Ffiis js a big boost for tlie lonely ntphan
cinld : lie can now start unt "s.dltarv nn < t
alonn" and become a "fashionable American
family. ' '
The ordinnry American woman cm form
some idea of tlie social standing ot liei new
laeiclibors when the furuituie wagons unload
"f coulee : but she is never it-ally certain
about them until the hiiedgiri h.is hung out
the hrst wasn.
Wliv did she do it ? " asks an exchange.
Because , fir < t , her feet weie a\vfullj odd ; second
end , he had been in bed an hour , therel'ire
VA as w aim and comfortable , thitd , what is a
hiisb.iiul kOixl for if not to warm his wife's
feet , anj wny.
Xosweetclrl ever desires to make a man
her enemy. If she refuses to marry him she
pu > | Kise to be. his veiy good friend foievei ,
nnd nnjuung man ciin sicuic lasting
friends bj-projxising inAiTiace to girls who
would otherwise cut him.
The autumn dlsplaj s ur iMillinery have not
borne out the prom is * that flowers weie lo be
used in profusion. Theie aie verj hcantlfnl
velvet flowers r.nd leaves , but these ate in
the minoritv , while feathei-vand bmls mon-'s
thu pity , are placed lavishly upon hats and
Allied Smith , neat-looking and quiet ,
liiieil out as n waiter'at a hotel at Jvaku
J Iino , near St , Paul , Minn , boon he was
made second steward , anrt was doinic well ,
when his. room mate lepurtcd.that he was a
woman. It proved to be Mattie Carjienter , a
Kliode Island girl. She dlpappearcd at once.
The Xew Vorl : Mail and Rxtire s mentions
a pan ol ladies' shoes , ou exhibition in a
Broaanay window that , are worth 5Ida ,
Thev were made for a .Murray Hill belle
who has a pretty foot ana an e < iuall.v attract
ive pwketbook. The > aie made , save the
solos , of plain black satin. lUimestones set
in solid silver form tlie buttons.
A Kentucky planter was so well pi eased
with the aetm : of a little girl in a pla > at
Louisville that the next day he sent her a tine
large doll "to amuse her when not at the
theater. " This is the reply he received :
"Kind friend , have just received jour note
and package containing the doll : flunks
very much , the doll \eryhandsome. . 1
showed it to my hutb nd. and we think it
w ill be ereat amusement for me. "
The PimcebsVHhelmineher ! tothcthrone
of Holland , has lately celebrated her sixth
birthday anniversary. On that occasion the
queen invited to the royal palace all children
born on the same day us the princess and
treated them to a banquet ot presents aud
toys , A siirpiisin number icsponded to the
call and though the queen welcomed them all
she wa- , heard to remaik that thelilst of Au
gust must have been the greatest day tor
births on recoid.
Henry Abbey still denies his marriage to
Said a youne doctor to a lady patient ;
"You must take exercise lor j our health , uiy
der. " "All risht , " she said , "I'll jump at
the first otfer. " They weie married in about
They call it a romantic marriage in Mlntie
sola when a couple of the neighbors cet the
bride's father into a back room and sit on
him to prevent his Interrupting aud breaking
up the wedding.
Walker Blaine Is on his way to Chleaco ,
where he expects to make Inshome in the lu-
tuie , having nceived a very good offer from
a leading Chicago railroad. It U also sail !
that he is soon to be married to a daughter & 1
Joseph MediH , editor of the Chicago Tribune.
Nicholas Smith. Horace Greeley'sjK > eticailj
beauteous son-in-law , is soon to marry auain.
The object of the handsome colonel s atlec-
tions is sain to be a lovely aud wealthy heir
ess of the blue grass region of Keutuckv
and a relative of General Cerro Gordo Wil
A young woman at New lilchland , Minn ,
agreed to marry a jonng man of that town ,
and all arrangements for the sacrlhre were
made , including clothes and cake. On the
evening of the wedding , however , after the
expectant bridegroom , the guests and tha
parson had arrived , she decided to reinaii
On the bank * of tha Murray. X S. W.
which separates Victoria fruni A'evv South
Wales , a Presbjterlan minister has his
charire. Ills church and residence being on
the Victoria side , and a portion of tils con
gregation residing on that of New Soutl
Wales. In the course of events a younf ,
lady of his people was to be married ; but
with the fancies that young ladies so often
indulge In , she would be married in her
fathers home , which was on the Jfew South
Wales shore , and by her pastor , who , as it
appeared at the last moment , was registered
oulv to tie a nuptial knot In Victoria. Here
was a pietty hx ; the hour had come and the
man , Moved by tears of the lovely sup
pliant , the minister was equal to the occa
aion. It appears that the w hole of the waters
of the Murray pertain to Victoria , so. obtain
ing a boat , and puttinc therein all his para
phernalia and books and other instruments
requisite for the performance of the cere
mony , lie put off from thosiore. Trie young
lady and her friends came to the foot of her
father's grounds , and the narty standing on
the shore in battle array , thn mamafe ser
vice was duly jrforinediy the minister in
Uio boat. Tlie marriage was enrolled in the
recoids at Melbourne ; but the ( iutvtiou arises
or way arise , or Iu the eviiit oi certain COD
tlngencies very certain will ane. is tee mar
n&se legal ?
And General Household Goods.
This elegant stock will be sold at % tlie
cost , and
1317 and 1319 D ouglas Street.
> 1 USlCALi / A l > DHAMATIC.
General Biickner's- daughter is the latest
accession to the Mace.
The projected theater for amateurs in New
YorK is tn cost S' J.COJ.
Joseph 1C. nmuiet says that this is to be his
last season upon the stage.
Joachim was at onetime the leading violin
In Lizst' & Weimar orchestra.
Miss Emma Thin shy will shortly leave for
a lengthened tour in Australia.
T.io 1'atti concert nt Swansea , Wales , en-
liched tlie local liospit.nl 510.000.
linbinstein , it is said , will not undertake
any tours as a pianist this season.
The Tc'ropleton opera company will remain
in Canada almost tlie entire season.
Brrtlia Iticci is on the road with "The
Black Hussar. " Luckless Bertha !
Murray's opera house , Albany. Wis. , was
lately destroyed by fire. Loss , $00,000.
Mine. Janish arrived from Havre last Mon
day to begin her traveling tour at Albany.
Uncle Tom's Cabin has been turned Into an
opera. John Oilbert's company is to sing it.
Miss Emma Thursny , the soprana , is soon
to make an extended concert tour In Aus
Jane Coombs' new company is once more
enjoying the calm delights of home , sweet
Fanny Davenport and her company ap
pear at the Chestnut , Philadelphia , Novem
ber & .
Frank Daniels continues his success as
Old Snort , tlie pugilistic aspirant , In tlie
"Uae Baby. "
St Paul and Minneapolis paid Edwin
Booth Slti,00d for the seven performances of
tie past week.
Mme. Janish's tour opens in Albany , N.Y. ,
the vi orst "show town" in the country on
Nov e-nber L
Georce S. Knight is troubled with defect
ive eyesight , ana there Is denser that he nia'y
become blind ,
Miss Fortescuo flatters herself that she
can look the part of the heroine of "Frou-
Fiou" to perfection.
. Professor Hubert Hies , of the Berlin Iloyal
orchestra , died recently , aged M. He was a
Patrie , the new opera oy MM , Paladllhe
and Snid'iu , is announced in Paris , for the
middle of December.
Fraulein Eroddy. a fine German comedi
enne , lately shot lierselt in Berlin through
disappointment in love.
Miss IJose Coghlan opened her season at
Montreal last week , and was given a recep
tion which amounted to an ovation.
Ada Monk , the lively Countess in
"Fedora , " Is suflering from chronic rheuma
tism , and is coutioed to her tied nearly all the
Dlxey , than whom no freshman was ever
less salted , announces on his "AdonU" i > ost-
t'rstliat he has been patronized by the Prince
Nat Goodwin has Introduced "the vanish-
Ine lady" illusion in "Littler .lad Shepjrard. "
Mrs. bheppard is made to disappear In the
About 54MO was cleared at the Uayreuth
Festival , if the principal artists had not vol
unteered their services the result would hate
been a loss.
"Theodora" is still runninc at Niblo's.New
York. Miss Olcott , It is said , has inproved
in her impersonation of the character made
famous fay BernhardC
Mile. Douadlo , who sang iioslnrv many
jenrs ago at the Academy of Music , is
officially advertised in Berlin as the "Im
perial chancellor's favorite. "
The literature of Wilson Barrett's life and
achievement- like unto the amplitude of
the Encyclopedia Britannica. Never was
actor so bevvritten in advance.
If Edwin Booth continues to draw as ho
has doue so far this season there w 111 be
SrJ-JO.OOJ to divide between himself , Barrett
and Mr. Chase at the end of his tour.
Miss Louise Montague , the 10,000 beauty ,
was asked to leave the ' 'Evangeline" com
pany. She showed too much inclination to
kick her little boy who waited on her.
"A Hun of Luck" is proving worthy of its
title at the Drury Lane , London. The weekly
receipts , it is stated , are from b 10,000 to
Sl-.Oja The American richthas uot becu
Katharine Holers has joineil Wallark'R
New York Mock company , and will subside
gracefully into old woman parts. Her eldest
daughter is well known on the stage as Ele
Edmund Uerson , the London manager ,
promisee to urine to America late next > ear
Kliiabeth Gonx ; > a , the Itu&sian actress. Out-
son savs he 1ms been after her for three years.
He will also take her to Havana , Mexico and
Karl Kausche , a Baltimore tenor , is the
latest addition to the American oix'ra com
pany. He is a member of the Harmonic.
Llederiafel and Liederkranz societies ot that
city , and s.inc btcond tenor carts in light
opera last summer.
Wagner's createst music-drama. "Tristan
and isoldo , " will be produced during the
first week of next December at the Metropoli
tan opera house in New York. The princi
pals will be Neimann , Fischer , Robinson ,
Lilli Lehmniin and Marianne Brandt.
Mine. Serabrich's first accouchement cost
5-9,00'J , paid as forfeit to a Madrid manager.
Gerster's last baby cost the loss of her smi-
inr voice. Mine. Nevada-Palmer 1ms not
been heard from \tl.tintslio . is not singing.
Maternity is an expensive luxury to a canta-
X.elie de Lussan will head the Boston Ideal
Opera company again this season. The new
members are Jllie. Louise Lablanche , con
tralto ; William 11. Law ton. the tenor brought
out by Mile. Henrietta Cnrradi : Clement
Baiubridge , baritone , and Ivan Morawskl ,
NewToik was overrun with female Mars
last week , including Jananscheck at the
Windsor , Mrs. Lanetry at the Fifth avenue ,
Clara Morris at the Union sxuare , Mrs , Bow
ers at the Fourteenth street , Lilian Alcott at
NlbloV. Yiolet Cauieion at the Casino and
Lillian Con way at the Third Avenue theater.
Clara Morris' mauacer has arranged for a
three weeks season at the Baldwin theatre ,
San Francisco , in January. Miss MorrU has
never visited California , her health not
hitherto permitting a trip that necessitates
lone travel and consequent fatigue. But she
now feels confadcnt in her strength , and will
Joe Jefferson is not likely to remain much
longer ou the stage. He has been playing forever
over forty years , though latterly only al > out
three months in the yeaY. lie has suffered a
slight stroke ot paralysis this fall , which
warns him that if he subjects himself to ex
ertion or strain he is liable to be taken tiff at
any thlme. He is worth at leant &XW.OOO , so
he his not dependent on his prof > & > ion.
Mile Hhea has hit upon a novel plan of
exhibiting her in He 11 Hi cent wardrobe. In a
new piece , In which she will probably appear
nest mouth , there Is a sceue. In a dres.smak-
ing establishment , and Mile. Ithua , who en
acts the role of the proprietor of tlie place ,
will array over twenty dummies in hand
some , elaborate and costly dresses , all made
abroad and many of them after her own de-
Signft. What the other ladies who advertise
extensive wardrobes w ill do to surpass this
will be waited with interest.
Savannah News : A negro woman stole
some dresses in Columbus and used one of
them as her baptismal robe ,
An Iniiejiondcnt old lady , speaking of
Adam naming all tlie animals , said she didn't
think he de erved any credit for naming the
pig any oue would know what to call him.
There Is a good deal of practical common
sens * ; In the answer of the old cook in New
Orleans when her young mistress told her of
Wiggins' coming c-arthrjtmke , "Go long.
chile " she said , "go 'long wid
God n-mity don' go an1 tell an ) body what he's
gwlneterdo ; lie jes' go long aud do It , "
There was a meeting of the preachers nf
Lyncliburg , Va , , and when It was bteaklnf
uu Dr. JoliD Haimon could not nnd II'IK liau
Turniui : to Kev. It. 1L Acree he said : "Oue
of your Baptists lias my hat. " "Then , " said
Brother Acree. "your hat lias moie brains in
it than ever before. " A few davu after that
Dr. liannon was passing by Brother's Acree's
yard-gate , and wnen urged to come In taid :
"I am on my way to preach. " "You can't
preach , " replied Brother Acre * . "So i felt
lor a long time , ' ' replied Dr. Haimon ; "but
since hearing you , the other day , 1 nave
changed my wind. "
At a house In Ohio where a minister wai >
boaiding the ervant-girl was anxious to an-
tlci-jateeu-rjlhiuK in hei work that an.i one
vvibiieil her t < > ilo. She had always "just donu
it , ' or was ' -just ilulnu it , " w hen any order
wasuiveu. Ihls amused the joung divine
greatly . and on one cxvnMcin lie thou lit to
nonplus the rirl bj a rn e. " 1 don't thinl ,
Eliza liar washwl in ) blhta mee 1 have been
lieuhe aid to the minister in a lojvtone ,
but designed to IMS overtic-anl by Hie gul. A
few minutes later the nueirem said In lutr , in
the presence of the clergyman : -Lliu , hiuc
you washoJ Mr. Blank's blblei" " .No , ma.am ,
but I've got it iu as > aL , "
llot.to for a chicken Ui ef ' ncvtr co-jnt
yourcbickuu bt'toro the ; urc snatchui.
South Dakota already has over 100 Congre
There are elev en churches and thirty Sab
bath schools in. Utnlu
The Episcopal church will celebrate the
centennial anniversary of its formal organ
ization in 1SS9.
There are 1,470 churches in New England
with a membership of 2H.4VJ members con
In Greenland there are 7,000 Esquimaux
converts under the fostering care of the Dan
ish Missionary society.
One person In twenty in Colorado is a
church member , one in 057 in > evv Mexico
and one iu ess in Arizona
The Christian community In India Is In
creasing at the rateef bj-j per cent a year ,
and therefore doubles every twelve > ears.
The number of students in Union Theo
logical Seminary , for the current j ear , will
be ten or twelve iu excess of last 3ear , which
Despite the weakness attendant upon his
eighty-live jears. Cardinal .Newman still
rises nt half past four every inorninir and
makes up his bed.
The first Younc Men's Christian associa
tion was organized last December In Fee
Choo. Another organization was effected
March 11 , at Shanghai.
A lady hns placed the sum of 5200.000 In the
hands of Itev. 11. S. Hoffman and Mr. C. at.
Morton for the purpose ot establishing In
West PhiladHlphia a divinity school for the
Reformed Episcopal church.
On Uio first w cek In July the mission-snip ,
Harmony , set out from London on Hi
twenty-sixth annual vovago to Labrador ,
laden with gifts for tlie Moravian missiona
ries and the native Christians.
Hy the death of Mr. Samuel Mnrley many a
philanthropic institutions In London nnd
Bristol lose a great supporter. It Is said no
gave a war between 30.000 nnd i2MXiO ) , (
yearly. The CongrcgatlonnlUts will also
miss him. as twenty-four nf tticir chapels In
the metropolis were indebted to him as their
The lower of a new church , at Wllkns-
barre. Pa. , which was dedicated onlj a few
months ngo. is said to have H-ltled , owing to
the remit eaithqunko shocks , which were
perceptibly felt in that local it \ , and the
doors of the church have been closed until a
careful Investigation of the masonry of the
tower has been made
The Kvaneolfral Alliance ot Japan haslCS
churches organized , VT of thu number being
wholly self .supporting. Tlmnntive ordained
ministers number 00 : unorilained , 113. The
total church membership IB 10.775 , besides 103
bapttml children. Tint total number of for
eign missionaries It. iiVi.of whom 110are men
and 74 unmarried women . The adult con
verts baptized In lfeJ-5 number 3,115 ,
The Young Men's Chrlbtion Association
at Osaka , Japan. hai > secured eiioiign
money toromplete thnlr association building.
The association nt Beirut , Syria. Is making
nil effort to secure nn association building to
cost SNri,000. The meni ! > er8 have already sub
scribed Sl.WX ) . The New Britain , Conn. , as
sociation will put up a building at ouce , to
cost w Ilh lot S40C/ > .
The Pinte.st.iul churches of llillain. Amer
ica and therontliientnf Knnipe nave aMi , ) or-
dnlncd mlRsionniies ; 740 laymen ; 2.00
women lalKirlng In all parts of the heathen
and Mohammedan world These me now
preaching the gospel in twenty times as
many languages as were siwkeu on the day
of Pentecost. If thcMi C/JIO ntrcnt * tvnedis-
tiihuted among the P70 millions of heathen
and 170 millions nf Mohammedan * , it would
tire 107.000 to each missionary. Twenty-six
thousand native converts are emplojed as
evangeliM * among their own cmiiitr > UH'ii
nnd.r 0 as ordained pastors of native
The "Minutes of Conference. " jut issued ,
show * tliPKtiength of Methodism at Nmio
and abroad. Great Britain Meinlx"rs,4l'J,3-4 ;
on trial , 2 < 5il ; minister * . 1,4 7 ; on trial , si ;
sujrf'rnumerarU's S. i2. IrelandMi'int erx ,
a4,044on : tri.-il , 7r > ; uiliiituii173 : on trial ,
21 ; Mipernuiw'rarli * , 4'j 1'nrri-nMisiioiiB
AimiilH-r.MU.W4 ; on Hla' 471 , nilnmleis ,
' tl : on tr al. 11 ; suipcimi' u r".e ,7. I'reiuh
" 'iinferi'iiec Mcuibris , 1. i1on tr at. 7 ;
mlnUti'ix 9K ; < iii trial 1 nitH'tiniineiflt t-s. 4
South Afiu-Hii CVmfcrui" MeiiibWs , 'JS' > 47 ;
on trial , s.i'41 : ninisf4-r * . Jl'"s " r.n . tr l , .11 ,
suiK-niiiHiiT.irii'v IU. ' .Vf-.t Indian CoJif .
i- Mi IB > MT > > . 4-J.317 : on tiial , JWU ; IIJIM | -
, i'ii pnilmtiiiii Ib. 'IVaU Mwnbein ,
5Gl < f..p liial 44Cr4 ; u.uiW r , , " \r \ nil
t -tf-.i-nii ! ii-nm-rirw 345. The num.
lruf jn i i-tfi * n''t mfi ilx rs in tiu ! An tr
jla j- ini > < huif h and In fie MHhodlst church of
< iada int not Inr ndcd in the above.
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