Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 01, 1888, Part I, Image 2

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To Bo Conducted By a CarofAilly So-
Icctod Commlttoo.
Mills Thinks Ills Hill Will Not tie
I'lnnlly Acted On at This Session
to slp Aliout Hlicrtiinn Mis
cellaneous Items.
Tlio Sioux Itcscrvntlon.
513 FouiiTnnxTiiSTiiRKT , >
WASHINGTON , U. U. , Juno 30. 1
The president has been giving some con
sideration the past week to the selection of n
commission to negotiate with the Sioux In
dians for their consent to throwing open to
settlement n portion of the great Sioux reser
vation. The commission hns not , however ,
as has been stated throughout the west , been
appointed. Secretary Vllus left yesterday
for Atlantic City to bo gone Until after the
Fourth of July , nnd ho had mndo no recom
mendations to the president up to that tlmo.
The work to bo accomplished Is delicate in
Its nature , for there Is nn element permeat
ing every band of Sioux on the reservation
Which Is opioscd in every way to a division
of the reservation or thu allotment of lauds
in severally. It Is necessary to pacify this
clement In order to secure the rciiuircd con
sent , and us the bill passed by congress
only allows n year in which to secure this
consent , the authorities nro desirous that
there shall bo no hitch In the negotiations
nflcr they nro begun. For this purpose the
president Is selecting his commission with
great care nnd Is using some caution In mak
ing It up In order that It shall contain no per
sons objectionable to the Indians. It was at
first thought that n commission composed en
tirely of civilians would bo appointed , but it
is now believed that the commission will con
sist of the agent nt each of the agencies , a
civilian and an army ofliccr ,
The interior department people are very
reticent regarding the commission , but It is
known they have been in negotiation with
the war department authorities for some
time on this subject , and it is believed
that Major General Cook or some
prominent officer of the Department
of Dakota will bo made chairman
of the commission , Meantime Iho people
of Nebraska and Dakota , especially ot the
Black Hills region , aru dancing with appre
hension over the delay In appointing the com
mission for fear a year will expire before the
consent of the Indians can bo obtained , and
they have again sent Mr. John H. King , who
spent the winter hero urging the passage of
the bill , back here to Impress upon thu presi
dent the advisability of an curly appoint
Chairman Mills said this afternoon that
the commltteo on ways and means would
muko an effort on Tuesday next to agree
upon n reasonable limit of debate of the tariff
bill , and thut ho believed that tbo day for
taking a final vote would bo fixed not later
than Saturday. July 14 possibly n week
later. Ho thinks the bill will bo passed with
but throe or four ncg.itivo democratic votes
and that it will then go to tbo senate , ho re
ferred to tbe committee on finance and that
the republicans will report a bill they are
preparing nnd permit thu democrats to re
jwrt on the part of the minority on the Mill's
bill , that both measures will Do then on the
callcndor of the senate mid that congress
will adjourn about the second week in
August without any further action on the
I have stated Mr. Mills' views to several
republican members of the bouse and senate
nnd they generally agree with him. There
is not much prospect ut this tinio of any tan It
legislation nt tills session. Both parties
seem to bo willing to lot the work rest where
it is and after an expression from the coun
try at the polls tins fall moro intelligent ac
tion can bo taken.
Senator Sherman's friends , coming direct
from him sny that he Is becoming reconciled
to his defeat and that ho no longer talks of
attacking Algcr's campaign tactics in which
bo alleges the use of money , and that ho pro
tests tlmt the reports of Governor Forakcr's
Inconstancy is a matter between himself and
Lo refuses to talk about it. Koprosentative
Thompson of Ohio who was at Chicago two
weeks working for Mr. Sherman , says the
latter will make no statement for imbllcatliA.
affecting cither Algolor fo > ' \ " r n ia
satisfied und is true to his par * 7'nj"i.g icaii.
era. .s'
BHKUMAN AVfr < , ! W YOI1K- .
In connectloi ij , , KomtOr Sherman's
campaign rj/j tlio nomination nt Chicago I
? Vlcarnod how it came that Now
/ orK * Jkl not support him. At that time , bo-
loroj j , , Shernmn loft tlio presidential chair
" The senate , Charlie Farwoll , of Chicago ,
- xa o Into the senate to succeed General
/ " Logan. Mr. Farwoll very much desired n
place on the committee en finance , being a
man of wealth and extensive business con
nections , und ho set about to secure thu place.
Ho begun by advocating Senator Sherman
< Mor the presidency , and sent some of his
friends to tbe Ohioun to tell him that Mr.
Farwell could undoubtedly deliver the Illi
nois delegation. Nothing was said , however ,
about the place on the committee on finance
for Mr. Farwcll. It was supposed that ,
Bbcnnan would take a hint when it
caino to filling up the committees ,
Mr. Sherman turned his attention toward
securing the delegation from Now York , and
with that in view put Frank Hiseook on the
committee and loft Mr. Farwoll olf. This cut
tbo Chicago senator to the quick and ho
quietly went about making combinations. He
whlpsawcd Sherman and made it impossible
for thut gentleman to secure the Now York
delegation and Instantly ho began to work for
Grehjiam. Ho made a combination with His-
c ok , Whereby that gentleman hud his hands
tied and could not work for Sherman , oven
had lie desired to do so.
John J. O'Xfllll , of St. Louis , who is chair
man of the house committee on labor , is mak
ing an offurt to sccuro nn appointment to the
oltlco of commissioner of labor and there Is
going to bo. a light made against him which
will not only defeat him for tlio appointment ,
but which will likely leave him out of con
gress. The Woman's league of this city will
make n protest against thu appointment and
will prefer charges against him relating to
Ills notoriety with n woman who was recently
in St. Louis , but who Is uow In Washington
claiming to bo his wife , ami matters of u
similar general character. O'Noil has not
made u success of the chairmanship of the
committee on labor and bus managed to make
tiimsolf unpopular in almost every circle.
Senators Paddock and Mundorson and
RepresentativeDorsoy had n conference yes
terday fm the subject of the appropriation for
-tno completion of tha barracks , quarters ,
rh1. . , for FortsNlobrara und Robinson , It
was decided to offer an amendment to the
w.irdry civil appropriation bill , now under
ri i ildoration by tbo same committee , which
I * tl'O substance of the bill passed by the son-
11 aomo time since providing for uu appro-
i atluu of $100,000 for the work. Senator
> i\udorson being a member of the
jiiillttry committed , nnd having hail
i''imvo of the original measure , prepared
the iimondincnt and offered it in the senate ,
It was referred to the commltteo on appro
priutions , This course seemed necessary bo <
i-nusi ) the condition of the public business in
ttio house was such us to render the passage
t f tlm original bill through that body neurl )
in Impossibility. Senator Paddock has been
in fuvor of this plan from the first , bay's ' ? ,
when In the senate before , been Successful li :
scouring the only Isigo appropriation oh
ti .i ; ' for quarters ut Fort Omaha undoi
Kiuiimr action , and tbo original appropriate
lor the establishment of u post ut Fort Nlo
brnni by the same means. Fqrt Sidney wll
bo provided for fn the general npproprlatlot
for the repair and improvement of orruj
A nu nber of prominent citizens of Nlo
bruit ) , have urged upon the pension ofllci
through Senator PaiUock , the necessity o
establishing of a board of examining sur
icons ; a ) thut placo.
The appointment of J.F. Willlugton tob
postuiRitor at Sidney liiu been hung up li
lUo icnato corniuittuQ on jiostotttc'e * aad pos
roads , pcndmgnn Investigation Into protests
against his confirmation ,
Senator Mnndcrson left to-night for Crete
where ho will deliver the Fourth of July era
tion. Ho Intends to return to Washington
by n week from next Monday , when it Is
thought the conference committee on the
Omaha public building bill will bo ready to
report. The conferees have reached an
agreement , nnd It only remains for nil of
them to bo In congress nt ono lime in order
tlmt the report bo received by the two bouses
and formally adopted.
Secretary Whitney will entertain the cm.
ploycs of the navy department at Grass-
welds , his country home , west of Washing
ton three miles.
A larce crowd of ncoplo eathcrod around
General Sheridan's house this mornm ? when
ho was taken In the ambulance to the navy
yard for'departuro on the steamer Swatnni
for his summer place at Noquittmass. Ho
looked emaciated nnd extremely weak. As
he was being carried out on n cot n pho
tographer attempted to got a picture of
the scene , but nn ofliccr deliberately
put nirf lint over the camera nnd shut out the
view. The distance to bo travelled by the
vessel Is ( ! 00 miles , nnd It will bo covered In
fair weather by Tuesday next. In cnso of
bad U'cnthcr the vessel will put Into the ncfir-
csl port. There was n great crowd at the
wharf tq.sco the general placqd on board ntid
to silently nnd solemnly say good byoto Mrs.
Sheridan , who accompanied the here. The
vessel started at 1:15p. m.
m.1'Kitur S. Hn.vTii ,
WASHINGTON , Juno UO. Tlio senate re
sumed consideration of the river and harbor
bill. The following amendments , among
others , were agreed to : Inserting nn Item
of $10,000 for the Mississippi river above St.
Anthony's falls ; striking out the provision
appropriating $15,000 for the examination and
survey of the Mississippi river at Hock
Island rapids for a canal around them ; In
serting an item of ' $ , " 0,000 for strengthening
the Sny Island levee ; Inserting an item of
(1,100,000 for the Missouri river from the
mouth to Fort lion ton ; Inserting n provision
In lieu of the ono struck out , for nn examina
tion nnd survey at Hock Island rapids for a
canal around the rapids , but making no ap
propriations , and a provision for a like exam
ination and survey of the Mississippi river
at Clinton , la. , in relation to the removal of
An amendment directing a survey lor a
ship canal from La Halle , III. , to Luke
Michigan , near Chicago , 100 feet wide and
fourteen deep , was opposed by Mr. Sherman
on the ground that its principal utility would
bo to provide sewerage for Chicago. No
canal , bo thought , ought to bo constructed by
the United States except to cut olt some im
perfection or obstruction us on Lakes Michi
gan and Superior- on the Ohio river at
Louisville. He also expressed opposition tea
a similar provision as to tbo Hcnnopln canal.
Mr. Teller advocated both propositions as
being in the Interest Of trade nnd commerce.
Great metropolitan Journals , influenced or
largely owned by railroads , had been in tlio
habit of speaking of the Hcnncpin "fraud. "
The railroad companies had been the sturdy
opponentsof water ways across the continent.
If there was a meritorious thing in the bill it
was the proposition to open ship canals from
Lake Michigan down through the Illinois
river , und from Lake Michigan across the
country ; which would accommodate the people
ple of the upper Mississippi and the extreme
west.Mr. . Dolph expressed doubts as to the prac
ticability of the Illinois river scheme , but
saw no reason why the survey should not be
made ,
Mr. Vest called attention to the fact that
the survey of the Henncpiii Ciiniil bad al-
reauy been made , the estimate of cost hav-
Jug been ? 1,1)00 ) , and that the present
.proposition was not for n "survey" but for a
"location. " He had persistently and consis
tently opposed putting canal projects to tbo
river und harbor bill. If the friends of the
Hcnnipln canal wanted an appropriation made
they should bring it before congress as a sep
arate bill and have the matter freely discussed ,
but the putting of [ such projects into river
nnd'lmrbor bills would bring tbo whole sys
tem of internal improvements into odium.
Mr. Sherman spoke of the magnitude of the
proposed ship canal. He said that the dis
tance from Chicago to the moutn of the Illi
nois river was 250 miles , n greater distance
than the proposed Nicaragua canal from
ocean to ocean , and the estimated cost of the
Nicaragua canul was $05,000,000.
The discussion was further continued by
Senators Toller. Vest , Call and Allison. Mr.
Allison stated that as far back as 1SJ-I a ship
canal between the lakes and the Missisj ur -
was regarded by military laeiVAV.'i' bji- the
people as of thojitoji sfeportance. . If thu
. bill was worth the paper on
written , this was the most im
portant water-way project in it through u
densely populated region , teeming with in
dustries and commerce. And was congress ,
he said , to appropriate $ , ( iOO,000 for harbors
and rivers and to higgle about the proposi
tion , which was Intended to connect the
great lake system with the Mississippi
rivorl lie regarded the two propo.sltinnti as
two of the most important in the bill , und if
thov were to bo "whistled down the wind"
while the Uttlo streams of the country were
dug out and enlarged , ho would feel very
little interest to "swab the guns'of the bill.
Ho warned the senators that if they run the
bill on the mere local idea that all that was
desirable was to get f5X)0 ( for a little creek
orJ,0)0 ( ) for a little harbor , they hud mls-
talten the feolingof thopC' " ) ! . ' . as respected
internal commerce.
Mr , Gorman favored the proposition for
tlio survey of a canal from La Salic to Lake
Michigan , but moved to strike out tbo words
"and capable of carrying not less than 000,0i)0 )
cubic feet of water per minute , flowing at the
rate of two miles per hour. " Tlio motion was
agreed to and the amendment so modified
was agreed to. It rends : "For the purpose
of securing u continuous navigable \yater
way between Lake Michigan and thu Missis
sippi river , having a capacity and facilities
udciiuato for the passage of the largest Mis
sissippi river steamboats and of naval vessels
suitable for defense In time of war.
The secretary of war is authorized and
directed to cause to bo made proper surveys ,
plans ami estimates for channel improvement
and locks and dams in the beds of th.i Illinois
und Desplalnes rivers from Lu Sullo to
Lockiiort so as to provide u waterway not
less than 100 feet wide und not loss than
fourteen feet deep und to huve surveyed and
located a channel from Lockport to Luke
Michigan at or near the city of Chicago , sueh
channel to bo suitable for the purposes afore
said , the necessary expenses of such sur
veys , estimates , plans und locution to bo paid
out of tlio sum heroin appropriated for tlio
improvement of the Illinois river.
An amendment directing the secretary of
war to locate a canal from tno Illinois river
ut Henncpln to the Mississippi river ut the
mouth of the Kock river was then agreed to ,
after a protest by Mr. Vest that it would
commit the government absolutely to the
construction of the canal.
Senators Gorman and Beck denied that It
aid so. and Mr. Allison declined to commit
himself ono way or the other.
The lust emciidinoiit to bo acted upon was
the insertion of n provision abolishing the
Missouri river commissioners. The amend
ment was agreed to ,
Th sonuto then proceeded to executive
business. After the doors wore reopened
the conference report on the diplomatic und
consular appropriation bill was presented
and agreed to. Thu only question between
the two houses had boon tlm benalo amend
ment for the appointment of a commission to
visit and report upon the Congo basin. The
result of thu conference is a substitute for
the amendment appropriating $4XX ( ) for the
salary and expenses of u commercial agent at
Homba in the Lower Congo basin with
authority to visit und report upon the ccnv
incrcial resources of the Upper Congo bnsln ,
Several bill * ysro taken from the calcudai
Siu passed , und the suuato adjourned.
WASHINGTON , D. O. , June 80. The house
opened this morning with S | calcor Carlisk
in the chair. The bill for the payment o :
Fourth of July claims was taken up am
The houEO then went Into committee of thi
whole on the tariff bill. The motion to iu
crease the rate of duty on flax seed and lln
scod oil from 10 to 15 cents per gallon ws
agreed to.
Mr. Perkins , of Kansas , offered on ataond
ment forcing the rate at SO cents pergalloi
after Jan. 1 , 18S9. Hejeoted. '
Mr. Hrerkenrldge , of Arkansas , offered ai
amendment increasing from i to S cents pe
pound the duty on Ucorico or roll ? , Agreed
An amendment was ndoptcd fixing- the
duty on llcorico Julco nt 35 i > or cent ad vale
rem.Mr. . Dingley of Maine moved to reduce the
rate of' duty on bi-chromato of ixrtash from
2 } cents to 1 cent per pound. Ho said bi
chromate of potnth was controlled by n trust
In Haltimoro , which had secured control of
every bed of Orein country.
The amendment was rejected.
An amendment offered by Mr. Fanpihnr of
Now York , Increasing the rate of duty on
acetate of lead , white lead orange mineral
nnd red lend , was rejected.
Mr. Hayno of Pennsylvania , moved to In
crease from V cent to x cent per pound the
rate of duty on Salsoda. Lost.
Mr , Unrrows of Michigan , moved to re
store the present rnto of duty on hydrate of
caustic soda. Lost.
The China section was passed over for the
On motion of Mr. Hynum of Indiana , the
duty on glared orenameled tiles was reduced
from f > 0 to 4.1 per cent ad valorem. After
disposing of four pages of the bill the com
mittee rose and tno house adjourned.
Gnrrvsarno , Pa. , Juno 30. Wisconsin
dedicated her seven monuments on thu
Gettysburg battle Held to-day.
A null Who Owned tlio Vlllnco 1111
He "Met n Unllronil Train.
Mr. Otter , a farmer of Gnrrclson'a
StationS.I. , always keens good stock , but
ho is unfortunate in tno temper of hit )
-bulls , says a New York dispatch. Dur
ing the past few months one of them , a
beautiful animal , developed symptoms
of pure bovine cussediiess. IIo begun
by terrifying children , chasing women
and crumbling if men. During the hot
weather of the past few days he became
dangerous , llail or barbed wire fences
were of no import to him. IIo would
break through and go wherever ho
nlcased. One of his hobbies was to go
out on the railroad track and keep olT
trespassers. In this voluntary service
he forgot himself. Last Sunday even
ing ho planted himself squarely' in the
centre of the track , evidently bent upon
slopping Sunday tralllc. A train ap
proached. The engineer saw him and
blow his loudest and wildest whistles.
They were received with contempt and
answered with snorts. No rapid tran
sit bullgine could scare the old fellow.
IIo was in for a muss , and ho was bound
to have it. So was the engine. The engi
neer whistled down brakes and sent out
car-splitting steam screams. It was all tone
no purpose. T'io ' hull put himself in a
fighting attitude anil pawed the dust
into clouds , while he accompanied the
fatoum whistle with the loudest and rich
est kind of base notes.
The locomotive struck him and rolled
him about sixty feet , the train slowing
down all the time. With the agility of
a cat ho regained his feet and furiously
charged the engine. 'This tiuto ho was
crushed under the whoelsaud half the
train passed over his bod\v , Jf the train
had been derailed a crowd of excursion
ists might have been 'thrown down an
embankment. '
The news of the tragic death of the
bull was received with joy by 'all thu
children of Garretson.
A Tennessee Kanntlc.
A dispatch tea Chicago daily recently
from Soddy , Tcnn. , states that half a
humlrod armed men patrolled the streets
the previous night to prevent an at
tack on the house of G. W. Pnttcr.ion ,
in which was lodged -Second Christ. "
For six months Patterson has boon
preaching tlmt a wonderful thing was
about fco happen. Three months ngo he
announced definitely that Christ , was
about to appear a second time and would
do so in the persoii of A. J. Brown , an
assistant of his. Strange as it may ap
pear the two fanatics sccurpd . , a , large
following and crowds thronged to hear
them. Outside this one heresy .their
doctrine was orthodox enough. They
proposed to forgive all sin and hdul all
diseases. At last Brown announced
that in order to fully prepare himself - ,
self he must fast fortj -J '
faithful declared
"uTftisting in the mountains. Last
Sunday was the day fixed for his return.
A vast multitude assembled and watched
, ho hills for the new Messiah. Suddun-
y ho appeared , robed in white , holding
lis hands toward heaven. A mighty
shout wont up and the throng rushed
.oward him. Women and- children
bis feet and hands. Men bowed
downed to him and sielt people declared
Lhey wore healed. Ono 'young girl ,
Lulu Me Lung , declared feho , was ready
to die ant1 the fanatics prepared to sac
rifice her , when the outsiders inter-
icrod and a free fight ensued. Pattor-
ion am ] Brown narrowly escaped with
thuir lives , and other followers wore
roughly handled. Brown , Patterson and
lOino others reached Patterson's house
mil barricaded the doors ajici windows ,
ljut the crowd lingered until far in the
night , stoning the house and uttering
threats. Next day letters ornamented
with skulls , crossbones and cofllns were
sent to Patterson and his followers , tell
ing them to leave by Thursday on pain
of death. Patterson at once sent for
ShorilT Connorof Chattanooga , who ar
rived Wednesday. IIo looked the ground.
OVLT. and became gatUlIod that the fa
natics must leave or blood would bo
shed. lie placed a number of men on
guard and returned. Yesterday a story
liecnme currpnt that two young children
had been olTored as sacrifices , and the
fooling boeamo so intense tlmt it waste
to bring a largo extra force
hu'ro. Brown nays that if attempts are
nitulo to drive oil' his followers next
Thursday ho will open the heavens and
kill all tlio disbelievers. . .
Tli Stale and Sixjlnl Organisation.
y'ojwfnr Krlenrc Muntlilii.
It would probably bo hard to find an
expression around which so many false
and confused ideas have gathered as wo
Ilnil clustering around the term "tho
Btato. " In the course of an otherwise
excellent article which wo read lately
in ono of our educational contemporaries
find "tho stato" described
ries , wo ns
being "simply society organixcd. " Now
wo can only undcratand by that , apart
from political government , there is UG
social organi/ation ; yet surely nothing
could bo wider of the truth. The fact
is , that true social organization is seen
at its best precisely where the state is
not that is to say , in these regions ol
social activity with which political gov
ernment does not interfere. Think ol
our churches , our charities , our clubs ,
and institutions of ono kind and an
other , our commercial system , with its
constant tendency to higher and , more
complete organization , the nowspupe * .
] > rob3tho railway and telegraph systems
our multitudinous social arrangements
and the thousand and ono purely volun
tary agencies by whinh human inter1
course is facilitated and improved ; ant
at once it becomes obvious how mislead' '
ing it is to speak of "tho state" as boinfj
"society organized. " It would be
nearer the mark , in our opinion , to saj
that true social organization begins jus
whore state action ends. The cssontiii
functions of the central power is to preserve
servo the integrity of the community hi
shielding it from external attack am
internal disruption , and BO to providi
the conditions for social organization
In other words , the state maintain
order as the condition of progress ; bu
progress , if it is to be worth anything
must result from the innate power am
aHlnitles of tbo units composing th <
social juusi.
W , O.T. U. , Y.M/O.A. tvncl Others
Ruled the dfbtb Olmutauqun ,
Two Patent iUgl ) ) wlntllcrs nt AVorlc
NcarVlyBsca IJ'PIXVC Unpaid Uilla
\ Girl Disappears From
Tlic Nebraska CliniitniKim.
June 30. [ Special lo Tun Hnij :
The assembly workers nro congratulating
themselves on the comfortable quarters in
Dunning Imll. This building Is now swept
and garnished niul provided with suitable
furniture throughout. The parlor Is n Inrpe ,
well furnished room. Its furniture consist *
of n beautiful largo rug , n sofa , a number of
easy chairs , u table supplied with papers and
magazines , a chandelier , pretty porticrs. and
dainty whlto curtains. This room was fur
nished by the St. Mary's avenue CoiiRreRa-
tional church of Omaha. The dining room
nnd kitchen aru well equipped , and the
chambers , eleven In number , have been pro
vided with suitable furniture by various
Congregational churches nnd C. L. S. socio-
tlos. Altogether Dunning hall is a very sat
isfactory building ono that "supplies n long
felt want. "
At2 o'clock yesterday afternoon , a largo
audience assembled In the pavllllon to listen
to Colonel Haiti's lecture. On being Intro
duced Mr. Haiti said ho would not commence ;
the thetno of Ills lui'turo any more definitely
than to say ho would talk about temperance.
Whether the theory of the evolution of man
kind were true or not ho did not know , but
he was sure that in this country the liquor
trsllle causes a great involution of mankind.
Instead of examining evolution to see where
men came from , lie was inoro disposed
to examine involution to sue where men go to
because of the influence of liquor. That men
should come up from the brutes Is not so bad ,
but that they should go down to the brutes Is
quite another thing. Down at the bottom of
crime , the social problems and the strife be
tween capital and labor lies the liquor trunk * .
Overproduction is not the solution of the
labor and capital question. What the conn-
try needs is to get up a circulation of the
money and goods stored away in banks and
btoro house1. . The men who ircuuciit saloons
are laboring men , no t capitalist ! * . Annually
the workingineii of tins country spent !
millions of dollars that should go to
the proper maintenance of their wives and
children. If the worklngmen would turn the
results of their labor into legitimate trade it
would revolutionise the business of this coun
try. There would then bo no overcrowded
batiks and storehouse * , and no wives and
children destitute of the comforts of lift * .
Men are getting the affairs of the country
into such u llx that it is no wonder womeii
aru getting impatient and wanting to have a
hand in regulating affairs. Hut somebody
suys : "If a man wants to drink , let him dose
so and take the 'consequences. " The
trouble is that men < 1o the drinking and their
wives and children fhkb the consequences. As
God smote the country1 for African slavery ,
so ho will again smiltjilt if we do not soon
right the wrong flu ! ) ' liquor trufllc brings
upon the women and children of tins i-onn-
try. There is not u'ro..c in the cheek of the
wife of the liquor st'llcr but costs the roue in
some oilier wonmn'.v'choek. There is not a
jewel on the llnjjer lit Iho wife of llio liquor
seller hut costs the jewel on some other
woman's linger , unit the beauty andsunshino
in the liquor wllur'S'liWme ' cost thu beatttv
and sunshine of solnd > other home , There
arc in the stateof New York to-day more
saloons than there are-'In the entire country ,
south of Mason and' ' Dlxon's lino. As the
north freed the smith from tin * stigma of
African slavery , so thb south may yet have
to free the north"'ffom the slavery of the
liquor trafllc. MrBain is a southern man
but he is willing'to'Ivt the dead past bury
its dead , while north'nnd south untto in con
quering this great evlh
The most dangerous phase o , ' lilli-
the piling up of revenue from thi-YiUoi' |
trafllc. Vlrglrlu once stoodtir iiinoiiK the
states , but slip foil fr r-fier hiph position
because "lAfne.y'-Smvory , because she trot
revunup p > "f unrighteous business. The
HUMWmnuiit that cumo upon the south be
cause of slavery may come upon the north
locause of Intemperance , llcvoniie and per
sonal liberty are the lines that liquor men
Ighum. But few people can properly dc-
: lne personal liberty. His alone is free who
.Ifts himself above the power and taint of
"Close the saloons of country. " said Colonel
iJ.iin , ' 'and it would bo to the country's poor
ike opening the g.ito of a corral and letting
lungry , winter-starved cattle loose on a
) oumlle > s prairie , its free grrscs waving
waist deep. Take the money spent for drimt ,
lot it go lor that which is bread and clothing
iiul comfort , and in live years this willbo
the most prosperous , the happiest generation
of the swroti'st century of the grandest coun
try the eye of God over looked upon. "
At 4 o'clock Prof. Holmes' normal class
met in the hall in the grove to study Iho books
of the Bible. This lesson covered the bonks
of .loshua , Judges and Uulh. 1'rof. Holmes
; ul the lesson in story form , and made it
very interesting. The members of his class
will doubtless derive much benefit from his
instruclton In Hiblo study , and the W. C. T.
j. had u cMifereneo at ft o'clock. The sub-
| oct for discussion was "The New Civilisa
tion. " The meeting was opened by
scripture reading and prayer by Mrs.
Iliscock. Mrs. Jerome Holmes then
Introduced Mrs. King , of Lincoln , who spoke
of "Woman's Political Place in the New
Civilization. " It is neeitless to say that she
thought it would bo equal to man's. Mrs.
Higlow spolui of woman's relation to the
church in the new civilisation. Prom the
tlmo of Christ , bho said , woman's work has
over been nuignillcd in the church. Women
have ever been the most faithful followers
ofChriit. In the new civilization , as in the
old , women will bo Christ's truest trionds
and will noglcct nothing that will advance
his kinudoni. fn the future , when a woman's
opportunity for good works are greater , her
work will be greatly increased and thu re
sults of her labor muro manifest. Mrs. D.
Pr.itt spoke of woman's relation to tin ; nicJi-
cal profession. Woman's efforts lo enter
tills profession have met with bitter oppo
sition from the beginning. Lady students in
medical college ! , sullor many slights
and oven open leers. Dr. Pratt spoke
eloquently of woman's ability in hick rooms
and of the lives of work in the medical pro
fession that should bo followed by woinnii
rather than by men.
Mrs. Lnthrop of Michigan then spoke of
child culture In the now clvlluatlon. Who
said there are three things on which Cod !
built his government , thu family being the
principal one of the jjireo. Child culture is
an important foature/.pf / the family , and In
the iH'w civilization it > ylll receive far greater
attention than at present. The llrst clement
of child culture isto , Jonch the child obedi
ence to the proper 'uuthorrity. What wo
need to-day is parents governing their chil
dren instead of chjhljren bossing thmr pa
rents. Koveronco for rightful authority is n
great need of the prl-sent day. Mrs. Luthrop
Is an able , ilo < | uclit''iiml ladylike speaker.
At the close of her addressn number of ques
tions were asked by. , the audience. The re
plies given by Mrs. I athrop were both in
structive nnd amusing.
At 8 o'clock the Y,1 M. C. A. took posses
sion of the pavilloni > Addroses were made
by the state secretary ; Mr. > 'asli , Air. Dum-
mct of Lincoln , I'rutifiout Hingland of Has-
tiugs college and others. Thuorigin , growth
and aims of the organization wore thor
oughly discussed ami the great need of such
work 'for young men was made plain , The
speakers were thoroughly earnest und very
enthusiastic and hopeful about the success of
their work.
During the evening Dr. Dunlng announced
thatTaluiago would not keep his written
agreement to come to Nebraska. It was evi
dent to all that Dr. Dunlng was bitterly dis
appointed and suifered greatly because of
the failure of the principal part of the pro
gramme ho had prepared with such care. He
read tun telegrams that hud been sent and
received In the futile effort to find Dr. Tal-
mage und bold him to his contract.
This is indeed shabby conduct on the part
of Dr. Talmogo. The management of tha
assembly and the people of Nebraska will
not readily excuse such slights and such
utter disregard of a lawful contract. Tal >
mage several months ago made u written
contract to deliver three lectures for the sum
of 1500. The management allowed til in tc
dictate his subject , his hours and his price
Prof. Holmes met hint in Ottawa , 'Kan. , ot
Friday of last week , \vnsasjurodllmt
Tnlmnga would bo nt Crete tolny * . it Is in
order for the freat ? preacher UxTWotip txnd
explain the cause of the unprecedented con
duct of which ho Is guilty <
At the stockholders' tnocUiiR "yesterday
afternoon nil the trustee * were re-elected.
It was also recommended Unit tlrt)7 > rcscnt
oftlcers nil bo ro-clcctcd. ffllo cause , gf this
l evident. A bettor prcdbnthan F. I.
Foss and u better superintendent nf.-fcroum'U
than Mr. Waterman could ilot welt bo\ found ,
Dr. Dunning , as an assembly lender , IsVUh-
out an equal. To this peed ifinn the Nebraska
assembly owes more thatl ciiii bo expressed ,
nnd he hns the unqualified respect nnd love
of all assembly-goers. The Stockholders un
animously passed n hearty vote of thanks to
the three above-mentioned yftutlenieu , and
doubtless they will re-elect t&lii fofc.tSc next
nnd for many succeeding ji-aU.l'
At the 0t'0 : prnycrmeetiRUhlii mornlijg
the subject for consideration trus "GloryllJg
in Hedetnption. " As usual tno incctingnrus
marked by a spirit of devotion ! f '
Saturday's programme was f IQ of interest , '
nnd nil the classes and lectures ) were largely
attended. I
Mrs. Kennedy arrived on jtho morning
train , nnd at 0 o'clock organ lied fa. children's
class. At 2 o'clock there wni a children's
meeting with songs nnd addrosw. Thoehll-
eron met at the Normal hall and formed n
procession. It was a proltv sight to see the
long line of llttln folks filing fito the pavi
lion. Kvldently there nro matiyl qioro chil
dren at the assembly thlst ycdr lUi'ui over
before. * I
This evening Colonel Uattn Hcllvcred
his brilliant adihvss on "Tho Goklii Gate. "
His lecture was u tribute to this ! ago nnd
country , bused on a Journey fromim'oan to
ocean. He contrasted the Ox-team' travel of
thirty years ago to the speed nnd slcndor of
modern civilization , nnd paid n tribute to the
bravo pioneers without whoso resolution and
hardships there would be nothing trtfcnjoy In
this wonderful west. Ho oskod to b'd.ixcusod
if he seemed to cherish a little sontiinnntbn
the Indian question with which his 'n'udlenco
might not agree ; that they once ha'il some
sentiment on the colored question which ho
did not appreciate , but was taught bo nnd
owned Ins mistake ; that ho was like tho'Uttlo
pig who "when ho lived ho lived Irt clover ,
but when ho died ho died all over. " Ho pic
tured the beautiful scenery of the west ,
whoso mountains , sun-dyed , hunts' n % rich
embroideries of ouc sky. Ho gave n stfiko at
the Mormons , wliorfu liot springs wow jsug-
Restive of punishment of Mormon inlMilty ,
whose family bibles were likb hotel registers ,
and ho hailed a coming diyr when this" grave
yard of love will no longer curse ourcoilntry.
When ho reached Cnpy nrn hrf fiivo n
beautiful dc.scriptlon of a scene , wbqro look
ing up was to see winter on its wlhVrald and
looking down was "to see summer on dress
parade. As his descripto'u.Jie'ro ) swept the
country , bo iravo ujj riotio-'jlllusfon to the
wedding of , .li.lJiprly'n'iJit ColWutiSii/itho / cere
mony perfifriited/Jby Qt.'orte'iyVnsliing'.oii ,
-umgtsj.iutqUie only ? capital of the
conpio beincf WJB , and Ihtitln .confldcnco ;
how one ht trvSflr.VcfiicM tilil nioro had not
broken t,1ip'uniou how fnujily qu.nnvls had
come aiidVmce , jr % < ? ttiiU9 rnmlly 1'ow , but as a
sone of tlii > sonlAtft Joined the sons of the
north in tlmakiiy Cind'lho appllcutibn for divorce -
vorco was ntn gnVatcd , and that the old ling
never went down oyur a divided country.
Ho ni\\t Hktvo omWlragemcnt to the poor
American boy wlturHmugh the child of jer- )
Jury , could by .wljijie/ty , industry and econ
omy bo the ; it fortune. Out of
tile Chinese queVflgiuho drew the sad picture
of thc want of hmfu ) life among them and
paid a tribute'tb the 'Amerii'iui home , which
lie declared to bo the cornerstone eternal
wisdom placed under the republic. The
lecture closed with a touching reference to
his own Kentucky home , where memory had
gathered golden sheaves and stored them
away in hi heart. The following is the pro
gramme for Sunday :
S)0 : ( ) n. ni. Ssrvico of prayer and song.
10'M : a. m. Public service. Sermon by
Colonel George W. liain.
4:00 : p. in. Society of Christian Ethics , led
by Kov. O. li. Dunning.
ft : 00 p. in. Vesper service. C. L. S. C.
TiIHl p. m. Public service. Sermon by
Chancellor Crcighlon of the Wesleyan uni
versity. _
l ) ' ! ll licill.S HIclp , -
Ui.YfSi : * , Neb. , June n. special to Tin :
13iiK. ] About th.e.-'luth of > fay two sliek-
tojip-i . Wuows , named A. F. Miller nnd -
tence , came to Ulysses , and made our town
the base of operations while selling farmers'
latent blacksmith tools. After successfully
vorking the rich territory they left last week
without paying a board bill of SITO , duo .1. W.
Van Gordon nnd a bill of 10 , duo Wolf , the
ivcryman . They also took a buggy bolong-
ng to Wolf , which they returned by freight
'rom Madihon , Neb. It is not known whether
or not they have succeeded in lloecing our
'armors , but their transactions look queer.
They caino hero from Grafton , Nob. , but
were formerly in Keoknk , In.
Ulysses will not celebrate this year , but
will assist neighboring towns.
The recent discovery of a valuable clay
deposit near Ulysses , mention of which was
made in Tun 13in : last week , is attracting
eonsUterablo attention. It is u big thing for
the town , us it is thought that brick and
lottery of the very bust grades can bo made
with it. A good brick manufacturer is
wanted to work it up.
The old reliable Uin : still continues to take
the cake in these parts. It is the paper for
; he people of all claSM-s , and its strong light
n support of the laboring man is giving it
additional prestige.
lonrti HIT ltintrl clans.
IJnATiiici : , Neb. , Juno ! ! ( ) . [ Snccial Tele
gram to Tin ; HII : : . ] Five liiindrsd red hoi re
publicans boarded the Union Pacific train
Itcro to-night to attend the rally at Hluo
Springs. They were accompanied by the
Plymouth band and thu Hcatricu zouave
drummers. The band consisted of
members , all elegantly uniformed nnd two
of the numhor colored.
About one hundred will go to Crete . haii-
tanquii on the early Sunday morning train
and return at midnight. Over thrco hun
dred would have gone had not the -
formeil us that Tiilmngo would nut bo there.
The uiutterfngs hero are loud and deep over
the disappointment. They blame up one but
T.ilnmgo and sny the nssembly ought to sue
him for damage. Ueatrieians think the as
sembly developed considerable blue stocking
when they voted no Sunday excursions to the
assembly grounds ,
A Croiuiuiry Huriicd.
Lotil1 CITV , Nub. , Juno RO. ( Sjicelul Tele
gram to Tun HKH. ] About 5 o'clock this
morning the building of the Loup City
creamery was discovered on lire , but before
anyone could got to it it was entirely envel
oped in flames unit soon consumed. The
building contained about one hundred and
fifty tons of Ice , besides 1,201) ) pounds of
cheese , and .WJ pounds of buttor. Thu ori
gin of the lire is a mystery , ulttioii h by
sonio it Is thought to have been a case of
spontaneous combustion in the coal shed in
which a car of "carbon slack" had been un
loaded thrco duys previous. This is n severe
blow to the farmers In tins vicinity , nnd to
Loup City business men. Wo could have
better afforded to have lost any of the other
busliioss houses In the city. LOJS is fully
but f'J.OOO insurance.
Cnnn to Mod Her Kollow.
OAKIAXK , Neb. , June 80. [ Special to TUB
HKR.J The ilftcen-.year-old daughter of
Henry Stark , who resides near Tekamah ,
mysteriously disappeared Tuesday. Nothing
is known of her whereabouts , although it is
currently reported she has gone to meet u
young man who was formerly employed on
her father's farm ,
Fred. Hcnard , ono of the wealthiest men
of Oakland , who has been in the banking
business with E. A. Wells , of this place , lor
several years , retired from tno bank to-iluy.
His son Ed. has taken his place , und tha
bank has been moved into the Humes' brick
building , the finest In the city. The bunk's
capital has been doubled.
Alila/.o With KiitliiiHlasin.
CESTIUL CITV , Neb. , Juno 30. ( .Special
Telegram to TUB UBE. ] Central City is all
ablaze to-night with republican enthusiasm ,
the occasion being the ratification of the
nomination of Harrison , and Morton. The
evening's programme commenced with the
loudest noise anvils could uiako. This was
followed by a liberal display of fircworka
and a torch light procession. Among the
speakers was Judge John L , Martin , who , if
ho lives till November , will have voted foi
two Harrisons. The nominations take well
hero , and the party majority will be in
creased ,
People Who Htwo Hold Long
Iionsos of Llfo.
A HumlrcaYonrOMVUncss A
Venerable Hostess Know the
Family Alive niul Still Kick
ing At < 1 Still Another ,
Know tlio 1'ainlly.
President Clcvulniul never saw hia
prront-crandfathprbiit a Nor ivii'h ( Mttss )
Bulletin renresontnlivo lias hud the
pleasure oi oli'itllng with t\ dis
tinguished citizen of Norwich ,
wjioe [ memory stretches like n
compass across four genertitions. nnd
who receives his culls with u linn grtisp
of tliu same hand Unit held that of
President Cleveland's great-grand-
father. Tills gentlomnn , as every local
resident and many of our readers may
know without telling , Is the venerable
Colonel George L. Perkins that won
derful impersonation of longevity which
rewards a good constitution preserved
by a temperate life , a man who will
round out a full century of existence on
the 5th day of August , next , who was
born before George Washington was
president and has outlived all the pres
idents of the United States except Mr.
Ilayos and the incumbent , who , with his
six feet two inches in stature , is as
straight as an arrow , whoso mind Is as
clear as his clear blue eyes , and who is
as active as u man twenty-live years his
junior. It la n delight to converse with
him of times gone by , and some of his
reminiscences of the president's ances
tors possess great interest.
Aaron " 1'lovoland was born at Kast
Haddam , Conn. , February ! ) , 17-11. but
he lived and carried on business in Nor
wich the greater part of his life. His
reputation was due less to his success
as a hat maker than lo his talent as a
preacher , writer , and politics of his
time , lie was distinguished for his
patriotism in the revolutionary davs ,
and he wrote many ringing articles
which had much inlluenco. Ono con
tribution , which may bo cited as an
illustration , toolc the form of a sermon
upon the text : "Touch not mine an
ointed : " ( Psalm ev. , lo. ) Mr. Clove-
land's argument reversed the common
interpretation ot the text , and main
tained that it proved that "not kings ,
but the people , are the anointed of God ,
and kings are forbidden to touch
them. " That idea , was elaborated with
Cleveland's peculiar keenness and force
and in a manner to prove that a free
people when "touched" with their
rights of civil laws were infringed or
violated. The application was obvious.
C'oloncl Perkins has never mot the
president himself , although in past
years ho has enjoyed either formal ac
quaintance or immediate relations with
Presidents John Adams , Madison , Mon
roe , John Quin.Vi'iUp'i ; ; , .V..ti'iftoii YTm
Huron , fierce' , Lincoln , Grant and
/ And Still Atiolher.
Lortx tta Citillcgas , a venerable Mexi
can , ; 'of Canada Alamosa , has for the
past , week been visiting a great-groat-
graiiddaughlcr of his , who is married
and living in this city , says a San
Manual ( N. M. ) dispatch' . Learning of
tlii < j great ago attained by Scnor Gal-
it-Vas , the writer bought and obtained
at interview with the aged gentleman.
He was found comfortably resting in a
lingo arm-chair in ono of the coxiest
rooms of the neatly-furnished adobe
dwelling of his lineal decondant. The
old gentleman was quite courteous , and
greeted the writer with a cordial shako
> f the hand. He said that ho was born
in the state of Chihuahua , Mexico ,
whore ho spout a great part of his life ,
lie was a resident of that state when
the war between the United States and
Mexico occurred. He did not take up
.irins in that contest , boeaur-o even then
lie was doomed by the Mexican govern
ment too ageti ip withstand the hard
ships and privations of active army life.
Ho was at that time , ho says , a .grand
He related several anecdotes of those
stirring times , which proves that ho is
possessed of a wonderful memory. Ono
of them is that ono evening during that
period an American , presumably in the
service of the United States , rode up to
his house .mil requested permission to
stay for the night , which was gran tod.
The American dismounted , unsaddled
his liorso and picketed it out , after
which he entered the house and was
given a room. Ho did not lie down to
rust , but pared his room to and fro.
About ! ! o'clock in the morning the in
mates of the house were aroused by
loud pounding on the doors and cries
for that "Gringo" to conic out and surrender -
render himself. The Amovican opened
the door of his room and wont out ,
though the old man couldn'lsa.v whether
to Mirrondor himself or to offer resist
ance , but anyway , ho had scarcely
stopped beyond the threshold before bo
was literally riddled with bullota from
Iho Mexican dragoons' ( for they wore
boldiors ) guns.
After the war was ended , and this
part of Mexico became a territory of
the United States , the old man moved
to the now territory , where ho has
since resided.
Huing questioned as to his age , ho
said lie could not toll exactly how old
ho was. but puts it at ll'j years. Dur
ing hi * lifetime lie lias been married
six times , and his last wife has boon
dead a number of years. Ho lias no
bens or daughters living. Ho has a
grandson yet living , who is the grand
father of the woman ho is now visiting.
Thu old man's general health is good ,
but of Into years his hearing and eye
sight have boon slowly failluir , and now
it is only by loud speaking that ho can
hear , and with the utmost difficulty that
lie can sou nt nil. IIo will spend a week
or so more with his relatives before re
turning to Ills ranch in the Canada
Dlnd In Time.
Word has reached hero of the dnath
of Mrs. Mary P. Hennoinun , at her
homo in Amos , Ta. , at the extreme old
ago of 110 years , Mrs , Hcnneman re
moved from this county about u year
ago. She was for many years a resident ,
living with her son , Peter Coulter ,
near Kussiavillo. She was born in
Maryland and removed to Circlovillo ,
O. , when that country was a vabt wil-
dernoas. There she hulped to eruct the
first House of lojrs and lived to raise a
largo family. Then she removed to
this county , where she has resided bincu ,
till her removal to Iowa. For sovonty-
live years she was a faithful Methodist.
Ho AViia n WltnosH.
Somewhere about thirty years ago the
towns of Warren and North Urookliold ,
Mass. , wore in litigation about the set
tlement of a pauper of the name of
Chickoring. It was , discovered that the
Chlckering family once lived in Stur-
bridge , and in BOIIIO ancient archives ,
legal or municipal , was found a docu
ment setting forth the claim of the town
of Sturbrldgo on a neighboring town
for the support of one of these Chickur-
Ings. That paper was dated llfty-nlno
years before and bore the signature of
John Phillips as one of thtM electmon.
John Phillips wjis. j-liil living and was
summoned as a witness ! but us he
ago , his Ust.mony wns
ttioti for fear thY .no
would not live until the trial. H did
live , however , nnd nppe.u-od . on the
stand to testify. When the docu enl
was handed mm ho was able lo road
it without glasses , ami In answer
to question by counsel ho said clearly
and firmly : "Yes , that Is my signir-
turo ; I signed tlmt paper , " though ho
hlul not seen it for more than half a cen
tury. His recollection was elenr , ho
had no tlifliculty in hearing , and ho an
swered clearly and promptly all ques
tions put to him. His testimony \\as by
far the most Important in the trial , ana
t eventually won the case. The cir
cumstances of the trial made quite an
impression , for it is not an ordinary
occurrence that centenarians are called
to the witness stand. There was the
same skepticism then about the authen
ticity of the claim for loiigevltv , but nn
attested copy of the birth silenced it.
It called up associations of the warmest
and tomlcrest ehnrcctor to sec nnd hear
a man whoso momorv went back bevoml
the birth of the republic , .lohn Phillips
was born a subject of King George II. .
and yet hero he was , just on the eve of
our civil war , which docs not scorn so
long ago , giving clear and concise testi
mony which carried a case in court.
Mr. Phillips died at the age of 101.
Him ClioxvH Ijlke n Mnn.
Ono of the oldest persons in the state ,
if not in the south , says an Orlando
( Kla. ) exchange , has been a resident of
this city for some time. At the Eman
cipation day celebration hero some days
ago she appeared in the processionand
was treated with great deference by the '
negroes generally. Her name is .Jonnlo
Jenkins , and she lives in the negro not-
tlement just east of town. She hns well
authenticated documents which prove
her to bo more than ono hundred nnd
live years old.
A reporter called on the ancient no-
gress Ihe other day. She was found
seated on the front porch of the RinaH
but comfortable house in which slul
lived , vigorously chewing tobacco will j
evident relish. She certainly nppearcif
in excellent health for a damsel of HUj
years of age. Uer face was old ama
wcather-boaten , weazened and puckl
ered up , while her scanty wool
was perfectly white ; her eyosJ
though somewhat bleared am/
sunken , were keen and intel-i
ligont. nnd at times snappy. ShoJ
had not been on her feet for about throe
years , but otherwise her vigor scorned
almost as good as people ot half her ago.
That she still had a temper was evinced
by the vigorous manner in which she
boxed the ears of troublesome picka
ninnies ( her youngest daughters grand
children ) when they got too near her
in their pranks. Her teeth lire all gone
and have been for the past forty years ,
but she makes good service of her gums
in chewing her favorite "line cut. "
"O , Lawdy , Mas'r , 1 sunh does feel
old , an' no mistake , said she , in reply to
a. question concerning her age. "Wlion
I wit'long 'bout seventy or tA' hty J
t'ought I wux gcttin' old , but my Law&y
chile , dat want nullln'/tfbory day wlici ]
1 yds uy I Si'.1.1. ' . h'Ulcvs dat'll be my liisl
day. In cose I wants to lib' as long as Ji
kin , but I'so ready to go any diy d |
Lawd calls mo.
She seemed very religious and
pcntcd many passages from the
Baying she was ready to go tit any time.
Jennie Jenkins was born in lialeigh ,
N. C. , in December , 17SU , and is there
fore well on in her 100th year. She wufj
a girl of seventeen when George ,
ington died , and was a matron well sol
tied in life when the war of 18112 broke
out. She remembers very well seeing
the red coats of the British soldiers
gleaming through the woods.
In regard to tlio remarkable preser
vation of her eyesight , she said that
she had never used spectacles. When
ever her eyes became irritated or weak
she washed them in hot salt water , and
to this she believes she owes her pres
ent clear vision. Slip can even now
thread her needle , without assistance ,
as wcil as any one.
For about ninety years she has used
tobacco in some form or other , and oc
casionally takes a dose of spirits mixed
with about one-third of beef's gall.
"Hit's a mighty bitter dose , but hit's
do bory ting for my rheumatics , and
strengthens mo up powerfully , " ob
served the old creature , worry )
fresh chew.
The old lady's career has beeil
checkered. She has had lliri' '
bands , been sold four times and bill
twenty-two children. Of all thfi
only ICIIOWH where the seven yountl
ones are , having lost all trace of \ (
others when she was sold to dilToroM
pni'tH of the country. She mourns then
at times and speaks of them all us if
alive , but she tays she never expects to
t-eo them till they sill meetin"houbeii. "
The negroes in this section all pay a
good deal of attention to her , and many
come from long distances to visit hor.
Tlio Latest Slide l > nilgo.
Seattle Post-Intulligence : A stranger
bound for Seattle was robbi d of $140 by
a. confidence operator on the train l)0- ) |
tween ICalama and Tacoma last Sntui
day. Shortly after the train lefl
Ktilnma a well dressed man stoppocl
into the smoking car and took a scut b.\l
the side of an immigrant. Tlio tw "
men became slightly ai'ijuaiiitM us th
train sped along. The well dresnoii
man was supplied with good cigars , and
occasionally , as ho lighted a m-uli one ,
treated thu stranger by his side. Grad
ually quito a friendship sprng up bo -
twoun the two. The immigrant gave
an account of his trip across Iho contU
ncnt , and related u number of hair
breadth escapes ho had from confidence
men. The well dressed man repre
sented hliiiholf us a Seattle merchant
on his way homo from San Francisco ,
lie said there were no confidence
on the sound , but a great many | > k
pockets , and advisud the strange ]
look out for the light-lingered goal
"Hero is where 1 carry my moiu
said ho , showing the stranger a bul
skin pocket on the inside of his vil
"and the slickest of them cannot got
mv wallet. "
By thin time the stranger was bocoml
ing'vcry fearful that ho would have his
poekcts'ph'kcd and was almost trembling
with fright. His companion had com
passion on him and said : "Supposo
you lot mo have your money to take
euro of till wo reach Seattle. It will bo
safe in my insiilo poclcot. " Thankful to
his newly made friend for this kind of
fer , the immigrant turned > | 10 ! ! in
greenbacks , till tbo money ho had , ovur'
to the keeping of his benefactor , who
placed it in his vest pocket. The
friendship between the two continued
to grow , and before- the train reached
Tacoma tlio merchant IV ) had invited
tlio gentleman from Missouri to make
his headquarters with his family in
Seattle until ho found a situation to
suit him. At Tacoma the two loft thu
train together and walked up town , and
had a drink at the alleged merchant's
espouse. On thuir way to the boat the
hit tor turned lo his friend and said ;
' By the way , I must telegraph my wife
that I will bo home to-night. Take my
cano und valise ami I will meet you at
the boat. " The two men separated , ono
with cuiic and valise headed toward the
boat , und the other making for up town
to change his clothes and lootc for
another sucker.
Aunt Betsy McKay recently celebrated
her IffJd birthday ut Spem-or , Kan. Manj
of her old friends called to congratulate
good old Christian lady.