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THE Q\IAHA ] \ DAILY JBEK-THURSDAY. APltIL 4. 1880.
OUT OF AFRIC DARKNESS ,
Nowo at Laat From the Great
A LONG AND GRAPHIC LETTER.
How the IJrnvo Mnn nncl His Follow
ers Itntllod With Famine nntl
Ilnnl Kortuno Among the
WO tiu Jcim-t ( Ionian n iw tl.l
Losnotf , April 8. fKow York Herald
Cable S | > ocliiV to Tnn Bcc.l The great
African explorer , llonry M. Stanley , bus at
last boon hoard from In a long ana graphic
letter , dated on the Arwvlml rlvor , la Au
gust hist. It gives n most dramntlo account
of the mlsorlcs through winch ho and Ins
men panned on their way to the relief of
Emln Pimlm. Starvation , nakedness , do-
sorlion of native troops , plllago nnd desola
tion spread In his pnth. Months of gloom in
the heart Of dense African foroits , nnd the
Joyful entrance tit last Into sunshine and n
land of plenty , form his thrilling narrative
of nd venture.
After detailing a scries of cruel mishaps ,
hunger nnd rebellion on the part of his native
followers , some of whom ho punished by
death ; after describing 100 days In the gloom
of nn almost iulponotrablu forest , It tells of
the escape Into the open country , nnd con
tinues us follows :
On the Oth wo came to the country of n
powerful chief , Mnznmbonl. His villager
were scattered over n great extent of coun
try so thickly settled thutthoro was no other
road except through the villages or Holds.
From no great distance the unlives sighted
us and were prepared. Wo seized n hill as
soon as wo arrived in the centre of a mass of
villages , nbout 4 p. in. ou the ' .Hh of Decem
ber , and occupied it , building n rude fort as
fast as bill books could cut brush wood. Tlio
war cries were terrible from hill to hill ,
pealing across the Intervening vnlloys. The
people gathered by hundreds from every
point. Wnr horns nnd drums announced tnat
u struggle was nbout to take place. Such
natives as were too bold wo cheeked with
llttlu diniculty. A slight skirmish ended in
our capturing n. cow , the ilrst beef wo had
tasted since wo loft the ocean. Tlio night
passed peacefully , both sides preparing for
the morrow. On tbo morning of the
10th wo attempted to open negotiations. The
natives wore anxious to know who wo wore ,
nnd wo wore equally anxious to glean news
of the land that threatened to ruin the ex
pedition. Hours passed in talk , the parties
keeping a respectable distance apart.
The natives Bald they were subject to
Uganda , but that Kabbaroga was their real
king , Mnzamboui holding the country for
Knbbnrcga. They finally accepted cloth and
brass rods to show their King Miuambonl ,
nnd his answer was to bo eivcn next day.
Meantime hostilities were suspended ,
Uho morning of the llth dawned. At 8 a.
m. wo were startled at hearing a man pro
claiming that it was Mazamboni's wish
that wo should bo driven back from the land.
Tlio proclamation was received In the valley
around our neighborhood with deafening
cheers. Their word "knnwana" signifies to
make peace ; "kurwann" signifies war. Wo
wore therefore In doubt , or rather wo hoped
wo had heard wrongly. JVo sent an inter
preter a little nearer to nsk if it wus kan-
vrana or kurwana. "ICurwona , " they re-
Bponded , and to emphasize the term , lirca
two arrows at him , which dispelled all ddubt.
\ Our hill stood between n lofty range of
hills nnd a lower range. On ono sldo of us
Was fa narrow valley , 300 yards wide ;
on the other sldo n valley throe
miles wide cast and west. The
valley broadened to an extensive plain ,
and a higher range of hills was lined with
hundreds preparing to descend. The broader
valley was already mustering Its army.
There was no time to lose. A body of forty
men was sent under Lieutenant Stairs to
attack the bronaor valley. Mr. Joppson was
Bent with sixty men east. A body of
sharpshooters was sent to test the courage
of those descending the slope of tbo highest
range. Lieutenant Stairs pressed on , crossed
& deep , narrow rlvor in the face of the na
tives , and assaulted the first village and
took it. The sharpshooters did their work
effectively nnd urovo the descending natives
rapidly up the slope until there
became a general .flight. Mr. Joppson
t Was not idle. Ho inarched straight up the
Valley east , driving tbo people back , taking
Villages as ho wont At a p , m. not a native
was visible anywhere except on ono small
bill , a inilo and a half west.
On the morning of the 12th wo continued
our march. During the day wo had four
little fights. On the J3th wo marched
Straight east , attacked by now forces every
) iour till noon , when wo halted for refresh-
Plants. Thcso wo successfully overcame.
At 1 o'clock wo resumed our march. Fifteen
minutes later 1 cried :
"Prepare for sight of Nyanza. "
The men murmured , and doubted nnd said :
"Why does master continually talk this
way } Nyunza iuuocd. Is this not a plain
ind can wo not see the mountains ! "
After n four days' march ahead , at 1:80 : p.
m. , tbo Albert Nyauza was below them. It
was now my turn to jeer and scoff at the
floubters , but as I was about to ask them
ivhat they said , so many came to kiss my
hands and beg pardon that 1 could not say a
word. Tills was my reward. The moun
tains , they said , were the mountians of
Unioro , or rather its lofty plateau. The wall
pf ICavalll , the objective point of the expo-
flition , was nix miles from us as the prow
flics. Wo were at an altitude of 5,200 foot
nbovo the sea. Albert Nyanza was over
B.OOO foot below us. Wo stood In ono dcgreo
twenty minutes latitude. The south end
of the Nvanza lay largely mapped about six
miles south of this position. Ulght across
the eastern sboro every tent on Its low ilat
banks was visible , nnd traced llko a silver
pnaltoon thadark ground was the tributary
Lauilikl flowing into the Albert from the
After a short holt to enjoy the prospect wo
commenced a rugged , stony descent. Before
the roar guard had descended a hundred
loot the natives of Uio plateau wo had Just
left pour d after them. Had they shown as
much courage and por&overenoo on the plain
us they now exhibited wo mipht have been
seriously delayed. The rear guard wn
liopt busy until within n few hundred foot
of the Nynuza plain. Wo camped at the foot
of the plateau wall. A nignt attack was
made , but our sentries drove the natives
At 0 a. m. , of the JOth wo approached the
village of Kakongo , at the southeast corner
or Albert lako. Three hours were spent at
tempting to make friends. Wo signally failed.
They would not allow us to go to the lake be
cause wo might frighten tholr cattle. They
would not exchange blood brotherhood with
u because they never hoard of uny good
people coming from the west sldo of the lake.
They would not accept any presents from us
because they did not know who wo wore.
They would give us water to ilrink nnd they
would show us our road up to Myainstssu
But from these singular people wo learned
that they hud hoard there was a whlto man
at Unyoro , but they had never hoard of
white men on the west side , nor
hart they eon teomora on t e
Joke. There were no canoes to
bo had except such as would not hold mon.
There was no excuse for Quarreling. The
people wore civil enough , but they did not
want us near thorn. Wo therefore wore
Bhown the path and followed it a few miles ,
when wo camped half n inilo from the lake.
Then wo begun to consider our position.
With the light thrown upon it by the conver
sation with the Knkongo natives , my couriers
Irom Zan/lbar had evidently not arrived , or
I presume Kinln Pashu with his two steamers
would have paid the southwest sldo of the
] 0ko a vitlt to prepare tbo natives tor our
comiiur. My boat was nt Kalongft.
Jongas , 100 miles distant. No canoe
wa obtainable , and to eelzo a oanoo
without the excuse of a quarrel my con
dcienee would not permit. No tree nnywhoro
ef a size to make ounces could bo seen
Wadelul was n terrible distance oK for on
pedlUon so reduced. Wo had used flvo
case * of cartridge * in five day * of fighting
on tbo plain. A month of such fighting rau
exhaust our stock. There was no plan sup
nested which seemed feasible to mo except
that of retreating to Ibwlrl , build a fort ,
send our party back to KMonga-longas for
our boat , store every load not conveyablo.
cnvo A garrison m the fort to hold it and
ralso porn for us , march buck ngaln to Al-
jort lake and send the boat to search for
This was the plan , which , After lengthy
llscudslons with tiio oftlccrs , I resolved
upon. Oa tbo lath wo marched to the right
of ICnvali , on the west sldo of the lake.
Years ago Knvall was destroyed.
At 4 o'clock p. m. the ICnkonao
natives followed , shot arrows Into our
blvonao and disappeared as quickly as they
camo. At Op. m. wo began the night tnifrch ,
nnd by 10 n. m. of the lOtli wo had gained the
crest of the plateau once more. TnoKnkongo
natives having persisted In following us to
the slope of the plateau , wo had ono man
killed and ono wounded.
January 7 wo were In Ibwirl again , and
after a few days Lieutenant btnlrs , with ono
liundrcd men , was sent to Kalonga-lnngai to
bring the boat and goods up. I nlio sent
Surgeon i'nrko nnd Cnptaln Nelson. Out
of the thirty-eight sick In cnargoot thoolU-
cors only eleven mon were brought to the
fort. Tbo rest had died or deserted. On
the return of Stairs with the boat and goods
lie was sent to Urgarrowwas to bring the
convalescent. I granted him thirty-nine
boon after his departure I was attacked
with gastritis nnd an abscess ou tlio arm , but
after n montU's careful nursing by Dr. I'nrko
1 recovered , nnd forty-seven dnys having ex
pired 1 B3t out ngnln for Albert Nynnzu , on
April 2 , accompanied by Joppson nnd I'arho.
Captain Nelson , who had now recovered ,
was appointed commandant of Fort Bode in
our absence , with a garrison of forty-three
men nnd boys.
April 20 wo arrived in Mo/amblnl's
country again , but this time , after solicita
tion , Mommulni decided to make n ulood
brotherhood with mo , though I hml fifty rlllos
less on this second visit. The example of Mo-
zamblnl was followed by all the other chiefs
as far as the Nyanza , and every diniculty
seemed removed. Food wan supplied gratis ,
and cattle , gnats , sheep nnd fowls were also
Riven In such abundance that our people
Ono day's march from the N.vnnzn the na
tives came from Knvull and said that a white
man named MalogJI had given their chief n
black packet to glvo me , his son. Would I
'Yes , to-morrow , " I answered , "and If
your words nro true I will make you rich. "
They remained that night , toll
ing wonderful stories nbout big
shins as largo us Islands , filled with mcnctc. ,
which loft no doubt In our minds that this
white man was Emln 1'nsliu. The next iluy's
march brought us to the Ohlef Kuv.ili nnd
after awhile ho bunded mo n note from Emln
Viisha , covered with a fitrnp , over black
American oilcloth. The note was to the ef
fect , us there had been a native rumor that a
white man had been seen tit the south' end of
the lnkoho hud gone in his steamer to make
inquiries , but had been unable to obtain re
liable Information , as the natives were terri
bly afraid of Kabbaroga , tbo king of Un.voro ,
mid connected every steamer witu him.
However , the wlfo of Nyamsussic , a chief ,
had told a native ally of his named Mogo
that she had scon us In Moznmbint'A
country. Ho therefore bagged mo to
remain where I was until ho could commu
nicate with mo. The note was signed "Dr.
Kinin" and dated Marcb 20.
The next day , April 23 , Mr. .loppson wan
dispatched with a strong force of men to take
the boat to the Nyanza. On the 2Gth the
boat's crow sighted Mawa station , the south
ern post belonging to Emln Pasha , and Mr.
Jcppson was there hospitably received by the
Egyptian garrison. The boat's crow say that
they were embraced , ono by one , nnd that
they never had such attention snown to them
as by these mon , who hulled them as brothers.
April S9 wo once ngaln reached the bivouac
ground occupied by us on December 10 , nnd
nt 5 p. m. of that date I saw the Khedive
steamer , seven miles nwny , steaming
toward us. Soon after 7 o'clock
Emln Pasha and Signer Casak and
Mr. Jcppson arrived fit our camp , where they
were heartily welcomed by us. Next day
wo moved to u better camping place about
three miles above Nyamsassio and this spot
Emln Pasha also made his camp. Wo were
together until May S3. On that day I left
Uim , leaving Mr. Jcppson , three Soudanese
nnd two Zanzlburis in his care. In return
ho caused to accompany mo three of his ir
regulars and 102 Mabdi natives as porters.
Fourteen days later I was at Fort Bode ,
where were Captain Nelson and Lieutenant
Stairs. The latter bad returned from Ucar-
rowwns twenty-two days after I had set out
for the lake , bringing with him ,
alas , only sixteen men out of fifty-
six. All the rest were dead. My
twenty couriers , whom I had sent with letters
to Major Barttclot , had safely left Ugarrow-
was for Yumbuga on March 10. Fort Boilo
was flourishing , with nearly ten acros'undor
cultivation. Ono 'cro of Indian com hud
loon harvested , and was in the graneries.
They hod just commenced planting again.
Juno 10 I loft Fort Bode with 111 Zanzi-
borls and 101 of Emin Pasha's people. Lieu
tenant Stairs had boon appointed comman
dant of the fort , Nelson was second in com
mand , and Surgeon Parko medical ofllcor.
The garrison consisted of fifty-nine rifles. I
liad thus deprived myself of all my olllcors
in order that I should not bo encumbered
with baggage and provisions and medicines ,
which would have to bo taken If accompan
ied by Euroi > eans , and every carrier was
necessary for the vast stores which
liad been loft with Major Barttclot. Juno 24
wo reached Kalonga-longas and July 19 Ugar-
rowwns. Tlio latter station was deserted.
Ugarrowwns , having gathered as much ivory
as ho could obtain from that district , had
proceeded down the river about three months
before. On leaving Fort Bode I had loaded
every carrier with nbout sixty pounds of
corn and wo went throuKh nnd passed the
wilderness unscathed , passing on down the
river as fast as wo could go , dally expecting
to meet courierswho had been stimulated by
the reward of JtlO per noaa , or tbo major
himself leading nn army of carriers. Wo
indulged ourselves in these pleasing antici
pations as wo noarcd the goal. August 10
wo overtook Ugarrowwas with an Immense
flotilla of forty-seven canoes , and to
our wonder our couriers were re
duced to seventeen. They related
nn awful story of hair-breadth escapes nnd
traglo scones. Three of their number had
been slain , two were still fcoblo from their
wounas , and all except flvo bore on their
bodies the scars of arrow wounds. A week
later , on August 17 , wo met the rear column
of the expedition at Bunalya , or , as tbo
Arabs corrupted It , Unarya. There was a
whlto man at the gate of the stockade whom
I at first thought was Mr. Jamloson , but u
nearer view revealed the features of Mr.
Bonnoy , who loft the medical service of the
army to accompany us.
"Well , my dear Bonnoy , " I asked , "where
Is the major 1"
"Dead , sir , shot by tko Manyucma about a
month ago. "
"Good God 1" Icrlod.
"And Mr. Jamiesonl"
"Gone to Stanley Falls to get inoro mon
from Tlppoo Tib. " .
"And Mr. Troupol"
Gone homo , sir , Invalided. "
"Whero is Wnrdl" I said.
"At Baggulo , sir. "
"Heavens ulivol Then you are the only
ono hero ! "
"Yos , sir. "
1 found the roar column a terrific wreck-
out of 257 men only soventy-ono remaining ,
and out of the sovcntvoiio only fifty-three
fit for service , and these were mostly scare-
urows. The advance hud performed the
march from Yambuga to Cunalya In sixteen
days , doaplto native opposition. The roar
column performed the same ills-
tanco In forty-throo days , accord
ing to Bonnoy. During the thirteen
months and twenty days that had elapsed
since I had loft Yambuga , the record is only
ono of disaster , desertion and death , i have
not the heart to go Into the details , many of
which are Incredible , and indeed I have not
time , for , excepting Mr. Bonnoy , I liavu no
ono to assist mo In reorganizing oar expedi
tion , There uro still fur moio loads than I
can carry at the suuie time. Articles need
ful nro missing , For Instance , I left Yam
buga with only a part of my campaigning
kit , leaving my reserve of clothing and per
sonal directs In charge of the officers In the
rear. Deserters from the advance column
reached Yambuca to spread the rojwt that
I was dead. They hud no papers , but
the oOlcers accepted the report of tlio desert
ers as a fact. In January Mr. Ward , at an
officers' mess meeting , proposed that my in
structions should bo canoojlod. The only
ono who appears to have dissented was Mr.
Bonnoy. Accordingly my personal kit , medi
cines , soai > , candles and provisions were sent
down to the Congo as suparllultlea. Thus ,
after making this iminonso personal sacrifice
to relieve them and cheer them up , I find
myself naked and deprived of oven the neces
saries of life la Africa. But , strange to say ,
I have kept two hats , four pairs of boots
and a flannel Jacket , and I propose to go
back to Emln Pasha ana across Africa with
this truly Afrloau kit , UvingsUme ,
poor follow , was all In patches
when I mot htm , but It will
bo the rolloverhlmsoU who will bo In patches
this time. Fortunately , not on o of ray oniccrs
will envy mo , for their kits nro Intact.
Wo only lost three men , ono by desertion.
I brought 101 Knnzlbarls hero. I loft f > 9 nt
Fort Bode , a total of 100 men out of 3S ! > , n
loss of fifty per cent. At Yambuga I loft 257
men. There nro only 71 loft , 10 ofwhom will
never leave the camp. Loss over seventy
percent. This proves that though the suf
ferings of the advance were unprecedented
the mortality wns not BO great as the mortal
ity was in camp nt Yninbuga. The survivors
of the march are nil robust , while the sur
vivors of the rear column are thin and most
I have thus rapidly skutchcd out our move
ments lnco dune 23 , 1837. I wish I had
leisure to furnish more details , but cannot
find the time. I write this amid the hurry
and bustle of departure and amid constant
interruptions. You will , however , have
gathered from this letter thn nature of the
country traversed by us. Wo wore 100 days
In the forest ono continuous , unbroken ,
compact forost. The grass land wns trav
, ersed by us in eight days. The limits of the
forest along the edge of the grass land are
well marked. Wo saw it extending north
easterly with Its curves and bays and capes
llko a seashore. Southwesterly It preserved
the same diameter , North and Routh the
forest area extends from Nynnglvo to the
southern borders of Monbuttu. East nnd
west it embraces all from the Congo nt the
mouth of the Aruwlmi to nbout cast longi
tude UO degrees , latitude 40 decrees. How
far west boynnd the Congo tbo forest reaches
Ida not know. The extent of the tract thus
described , covered by forcst.ls 240,000 square
miles. North of the Congo.botweon the Apoto
nnd tlio Armvlmltlio forest embraces another
20,00J square mllqs.
Between Ynmuuga and Nvnnza , wo came
across five distinct languages , the last
spolten by Wnnyoro , Wnnyuiikoro , Wanya ,
Humidor , \Vnppa nnd tbo people of
Knrannwl nnd UUorwo. The hind lies potitly
from the crest of the plateau above Nyanza
down to the Congo river , from nn altitude of
5,500 font to 1,400 feet above the sea. North
and south of our truck through tbo grass
land the face of the land wns much broken
by groups of cones or pointed mountains or
ridges. North wo saw no land higher than
0,000 foot nbovo the sea , but bearlni : 215 de
grees , nt a distance of about fifty miles from
our camp ou the Nynnza , wo saw a towering
mountain , its summit covered with snow nnd
probably 17,000 or 18,000 feet nbovo the se.u
It is called Kuovcuzorl , nnd will proba
bly prove n rival to Kilimanjaro , I
am not sure that It mav not
prove to bo Gordon Bennett mountain
in Gambarngarn , but there nro two reasons
for doubting it to be tbo same. First , It is n
HUla too far west for tbo | > ositlon of the lat
ter us clvon by mo in 18iO ; and second , wo
saw no snow on the Gordon Bennett. I
might mention a third , which Is that tlio lat
ter is a uorfect cone apparently , whllo Uuo-
vcnsori is nn oblong mountain , nearly lovcl
on the summit , with two ridges extending
northeast nnd southwest.
I have met only three natives who have
Been the lake toward the south. They agree
that it is largo , but not no largo us the Al
bert Nyanza. The Aruwlmi becomes known
as the Sopali nbout one hundred miles above
Yambupa , and as it nears thoNop.iko.lt is
called the Novoa. Beyond Its conlluonca
with the Ncpako it is known as tlio
Mowollo. Three hundred mlloa from the
Congo it is called Niri , which is soon
changed Into the Itnrl , which name it re
tains to the source. Ton minutes march from
tlio Uuri wntws wo saw tbo N.yuuza lake , a
mirror In its immense gulf.
Baforo closing , let mo touch moro at largo
on the subject which brought mo to this land
namely , Emin Pasha. The Pasha bus two
battalions of regulars under him. The first ,
consisting of 750 rifles , occupies Dufllu ,
Honyn , Laboro , Muggi , Kirrl , Bcddcn and
Uojal. The second battalion , consisting of
040 men , guards the stations of Wadolnl ,
Fatiko , Mttliagi and Oswa a line of com
munication alone the Nynnza and the Nile ,
about one hundred and eighty geographical
inllos In length. In the interior ,
west of the Nile , ho retains
throe or four small stations , with fourteen
In all. Besides these two battalions ho has
a icspectablo party of irregulars sailors , ar
tisans , clerks and servants.
"Altogether , " ho sold , "if I consent to co
away from hero wo s > hall have about 8OuO
people with us. "
"Wore I in your place I would not hesitate
ono moment or a second in doubt what to
"What you say is true , but wo have a
largo number of women and children prob
ably 10,000 people altogether. How can all
be gotten out of hero I W" shall want many
"Carriers for what ? " I nskcd.
"For the women and children. Vou surely
would not leave them anil they cannot
"Tho women must walk. It will do them
more good than harm. As for the little chil
dren , load them on donkeys. 1 hear you
have 2,000 of them. Your people will not
travel very far in the first month. Little by
little they will got accustomed to it. Our
Zanzibar women crossed Africa on my second
end expedition. Why can't your black women
do the same ? Have uo fear of them. They
will do bettor than the men. "
"They would require a vast amount of
provision for the road. "
"True ; but \ouhavo thousands of cattle
which will furnish beef , the countries
through which wo pass must furnish grain
nnd vegetable food. "
"Well , well , wo will defer further talk
till to-morrow. "
Mav 1 , 18S8 , we halted In camp nt Nsabe.
Tbo Pasha came ashore from tbo steamer
Khodivu about 1 p. in. , and in a short time
wo commenced our conversation again.
Many of the arguments above wo repeated.
Ho said :
"What you told mo yesterday has led mete
to think it best that wo should retire from
bore. The Esyptians are willing to leave.
There are of those about ono hundred men ,
besides their women and children. Of these
there Is no doubt , and even if I stayed
I should bo glad to bo rid of
them because they undermine my authority
and nullify all my endeavors for retreat.
When I had Informed them that Khar
toum had fallen nnd Gordon Pasha wns
slain , they always told the Nubians it was 11
concerted story and that some day wo should
see the steamers ascend the river for their
relief. But of the regulars , who compose
the first and second battalions. I am ex
tremely doubtful. They have led buch a
happy life bore that they would demur at
leaving a country where they hnvo enjoyed
luxuries they cannot command in Egypt ,
The soldiers are married and several liuvo
harems. Many of tlio Irregulars would
retire nnd follow mo. Now , supposing the
regulars refuse to leave. You can Imagluo
my situation would bo a difficult one.
Would I .bo right in leaving
them to their 7nto ? Would it
not bo consigning them to ruin ) I should
have to leave them their arms and munitions ,
and on returning all discipline would boat an
end. Disputes would arise and factious
would bo formed. The more ambitious
would aspire to bo chiefs by force , and from
these rivalries would spring batonnd slaugh
ter until none were loft. "
"Supposing you resolve to stay , what of
the Egyptians ! " I asked.
"Oh , these I shall have to ask you to bo
good enough to take with you. "
"Now will you. Pasha , do mo the favor , "
f said , "to ask Captain Casati if wo are to
have the pleasure of his Company to sea , for
wo have been Instructed to assist him also
should wo moot. "
Captain Casaii answered , through Emln
Pasnu : "What llio governor of Emin de
cides upon shall bo the rule of conduct for
mo. If the governor stays , 1 stay ; if the
governor goes , I go. "
"Well , I see , Pasha , that In the event of
your staying your responsibility will bo
A laugh followed. The sentence was
translated to Casati , and tbo gallant captain
replied ! "O , I beg pardon , but I absolve the
Pasha from all responsibility connected with
mo , because I am governed by my own
choice entirely. "
Thus , day after day , I recorded faithfully
the Interviews I had with Emln 'Pasha , but
these extracts reveal as much as is neces
sary for you to understand tlio position.
I left Mr. Jeppson with thirteen of my
Soudanese and sent a message to bo read to
the troops , as the Pasha requested. Every
thing else Is left until I return with the
united expedition to tbo Nyanza within two
months. The Pasha proposed to visit Fort
Bode , taking Mr. Joppson with him. At Fort
Bode I have loft instructions to the officers
to destroy tbo fort and accompany the Pasha
to Nyanza. I bone to meet thorn all ngaln on
the Nyanza , as I Intend making a short cut
to tbo Nyanza along a now road.
Yours respectfully ,
Dr. Gluck eye and oar , Barker blk.
TUB llAlltAY WOULD.
A Union Pnolflo Xrnln Moot * n Pecu
liar Aoolilont Other News.
No. 1 , the Pacific express on the Union
Pacific , leaving horohl' 7:35 : In the evening ,
carao very near bcrnf ? wrecked at Mercer
station Tuesday opening , Mercer has but
ono Biding nud It was ujwri this that a Hook
Island box car was loft standing yesterday.
About dusk last night the wind blow a gala
and the car , not having its brakes sot , was
driven by the wind from the sldo to the main
track nnd was out A distance of two miles
when It came in contact with the westbound
passenger. Engineer Kirk , on the passenger
engine , discovered the obstruction , but not
in time to slop his train , nnd he dashed Into
the car at n thirty-mile gait. The box car
was smashed into splinters , nnd the head
light , smokestack and bailer of the angina
was badly dilapidated. ICIrk was slightly In
jured by being struck in tlio head with n fly
ing ploco of debris. No other personal in
jury resulted , although the passengers were
badly shaken up. The engine was rendered
useless and another was dispatched from
Omaha. The debris of the wreck , together
with the engine , were brought to Omaha
Exorbitant Unto Investigation.
To-day the state board of transportation
will meet nt Tokamah , Nob. , for the purpose
of investigating the charges of discrimina
tion nud exorbitant rates preferred against
the Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis ife Omaha ,
by Senators Southcrland nnd Manning , and
applying on the rutoon live stock shipped
from Tcknmnh to South Omaha. In vlo'.v of
the shipments being handled by the Bolt
line from Omaha to South Omaha , the
Missouri Paclllo Is also nmdo n party In the
defense. The snino Individuals have tiled a
complaint against the Omaha road alleging
that exorbitant rates nro charged ou lum
ber , coal and such classes of freight between
tlitit point nnd Omaha.
Fnfit TrnitM Alinndoiinil.
April 7 the Burllngtou-wlll discontinue
passenger trains No. 5 and 0 , trains west of
Lincoln. The fast service will bo confined
to the territory between Lincoln nnd Chi
cago. On that date No I will leave Chicago
at fl p. m. , arriving In Omaha nt'Jiiln. : : m.
At Lincoln this train will bo consolidated
with No. 5 and will bundle the local tr.tfllo
west of Lincoln to Denver. Nos. 5and 0
will be tlio fast trains between Lincoln and
Chicago , now running between Chicago and
Denver , mid west of Lincoln will bo discon
tinued. This will reduce the train service
about 0,000 miles per week.
General Purchasing Agent MoKlbbou
yesterday awarded the contract for the fur
nishing of tools and machinery for the Union
Pacific shops at Cheyenne as follous : Man
ning Maxwell & Moore. Now York ; Putnam
Machine works , Fitehburg , Mass. ; Niles
Tool works , Hamilton , O. The distribution
of the contracts has not been made , but tlio
Now Yorlc firm will got tbo largest portion
of tbo deal which involves about.00,000. .
IJids will soon bo received for equipments in
the shops ut all points ou tbo Union Pacific
The wind storm of Tuesday played havoa
with the railway telegraph service as usual.
No. 3 xviro used by thqtrain , dispatchers of
the Nebraska division of the Union Pacific
Is bronen at several places between Omaha
nnd Giand Island , ( and No. 1 , the regular
North Pintle wire , ivas. pressed into service
by the train . The
dispatcher to-day. Bur
lington wires nt a point hi eastern Iowa are
badly wrecked. _ j
MrrstloVirlc ) Iturncil.
The Burlington trestle works across the
sluiceways in Montgomery county ( Iowa ) at
a point near Stanton. , was destroyed by fire
nnd wind during Tuesday night , and in
consequence no trains arrived from the east
at this point until late lit the afternoon.
TrainmastcriFnloy , of tha Union Pacific at
Beatrice , is in tlio city , ,
Superintendent Swobo , of the hotel do
iurtmont of tbo Union Paclllo , loft for Chicago
cage lust night.
The crow of men injured on the Union
Pacific in the wreck at North Omaha , Mon
day , is reported convalescing.
Engine 1109 is out of the shop with Pat
3'Donnell on board. It was wrecked about
two weeks ago near the smelting works.
The venerable 1' . Touhy , assistant super *
intcndcnt of the Nebraska division of tbo
Union Pacillo at North Platte , is in tne city.
The Union Pacific has completed its survey
for a track to Lake Munawa and the subur-
jiin service will bo extended to that point
The hotels on the Kansas division of the
Union Pnuitlu will bo Inventoried next week
by Superintendent Swobo and will bo ab
sorbed by the Union Pacific Mav 1.
John T. Bradley , the man that was in
jured by a passenger tialn on.tlio Union Pa-
cifio at South Omaha last oven ing. Is nt St.
Joseph hospital in n precarious condition and
it 13 thought ho will not recover.
ThnuHiuitlH of Dollar *
are spent every year by the people of this
state for worthless medicines for the cure of
throat and lung diseases , when wo know that
if they would only in vest SI m SANTA ABIE
the new California discovery for consump
tion nnd kindred complaints they would in
thiy plcnsant remedy find relief. It is roe-
Dtumendcd by ministers , physicians and pub
lic speakers of the Golden State. Sold and
guaranteed by Goodman Drug Co. at SI a
uottlo. Three for $ J,50.
The most stubborn case of catarrh will
speedily succumb to CALIFORNIA CAT-H-
CUHE. Six months' treatment for l. By
Marriiiuo License * .
Following are the marmgo licenses issuoJ
yesterday in the county court :
Name nnd Ucsldoiico. Ago.
( Erastus B. White , Grotmi , Neb 59
( Pauline Taylor , Omaha 50
I John B. Roth , Omaha 25
( Josophlna Helncgor , Omaha 2i
The ORIGINAL ABIBT1NE OINT
MENT is only put up In large two ouuco tin
boxes , and Is an absolute cure for old sores ,
burns , wounds and chapped hands , and all
skin eruptions. Will positively cure all
kinds of piles. Ask for the ORIGINAL AB-
1ETINE OINTMENT. Sold by Goodman
Drug Co. , at 35 cents per box bv mall 30
"Missouri" In Omithn ,
Mr. W. A. Underwood , president of the
American Waterworks company , Is hero
looking after the int&rosta of the company.
Ho makes bis headquarters in Boston and
returns there the first 61 next week and will
not como to Omahtv ngaln until about Juno 1 ,
when the now waterworks nt Florence Will
bo ready for use.
The laying of now water mains on Farnam
street Is being pushed as rapidly ns possible ,
nnd the head mon of the company assort that
In n week the work will bo completed in the
business portion of Farnam street.
A clergyman , nftor yoara of stifforlnR
from tlmt loathsome disease , Catarrh ,
nnd vainly trying every known remedy ,
nt last found n recipe which completely
ctiroil nnd saved him from death. Any
sufferer from this dreadful disease send-
in ) ? a Golf-addressed stamped envelope
to Prof. J. A. Lnwronco , 88 Wnrron St. ,
Now York City , will receive the recipe
frco of charge.
May FlnUU Their Terms.
The law reducing the number of Justices of
the pence of this county will not affect the
present Incumbents until tholr terms of oflleo
expire next January , as the enactment pro
vides that uo changes shall bo mndo until
that time , but that nt the oleatlou next
fall six Justices shall bo elected Instead of
eighteen , and that they shall take oflleo on
the 4th of January following.
Ailvloo to Mother * .
Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup should al
ways bo used for chlldi on toothing. It soothes
the child , softens the gums , allays all pain ,
cures wind colic , and is the best remedy for
dlarrhum. Oocon ts a bottle.
Kd iTolnmton oil the Fourth Wnrtl.
"Tho mayor's proclamation , " said Mr.
Johnston , "posted the legal period called for
closing the polls at 0 o'clock. Inasmuch ns
Mayor Sloano personally notified the First
and Second ward boards to keep open till 7
o'clock , nnd scut a written order to the
Fourth ward to eloso at 0 o'clock , It looks as
though ho wanted to exclude the packing
hnuso vote , which ho know would bo lor mo.
Had the polls been kept open till 7 d'olock , I
should have bad at least twenty majority.
Several illegal votes were case for Mr.
CniiMcil the Third Wnrtl Troublr.
"I wish you would state , " said John J.
Irwln , chnlrmnn of the democratic city cen
tral committee , "that tbo cause of the trouble
Inibo'lhlrd ward was because outsiders
cninc Into the ward nud tried to run the
polls , to bulldoze voters nnd to run In Illegal
votes. The Third wanders would not allow
it and that is what caused the trouble. "
Couno'lmim Jotter Will Contest.
B. Jettur says ho lias the names of nt least
two Illegal votes cast for Mr. Johnston ,
"I shall contest nnd nm confident of success.
The polls were closed contrary to law at 0
o'clock. II. II. Ilavon , with flvo men , were
at the windows Just at 0 o'clock to vote for
me , and their ballots were i ejected. "
Jncoh It , KKiorR Will Content.
Jacob H. Eggers says "in the Third ward
a fair elcrtlon was not had. I know of at
least twenty friends prevented from voting
by tbo i owdy element infesting the polls. I
shall contest nnd nm confident of success ns
I was Justly and legally elected. "
Ncites About the City.
Bruno Strnthman says ho will coutcst po
Mrs. C. H. McCuno has removed to the
Dr. H. Y. Bates will remove his "family
from Albright to Council Bluffs.
William Clark , of Hed Oak , Iowa , Is visit
ing his sons , Frank H. and Ed ward E. Clark ,
Fred C. Van Liow and family , of IConton ,
Ohio , are visiting Samuel P. and Albert E.
Thomas L. Maloney , a largo rnal estate
owner , is hero from Carroll City , la. , looking
after his interests.
George Atthors has commenced wont In
his buggy manufactory , No. 309 aua 311
Mrs. GeorKO W. Malcopeaco has returned
from North Pintle , where she lias been visit
ing friends for some weeks.
William C. Wood , of Swift & Co 's pack
ing house , has removed fioin Ouialm to
Twentieth street , Brown park.
Mrs. R. F. Hall , of Rod Oak , Iowa , Is
visiting her daughter and son-in-law , Mr.
and Mrs. Frank H. Clarlt , Albright.
A public meeting will likely bo hold this
week to arrange to eecuie evidence nnd
prosecute law violutois on election day.
John Wells and family nnd Mrs. Higgms
have removed fiom the Rilev block to
Seventy-sixth street , over " the City Bakery.
Louis Stoplcr , of F" J. Roushor's force ,
has removed his family from Iowa and has
taken n house on Seventy-second and S
streets , Brown Park.
William Atulns , superintendent of the
motor power ut Swift & Co.'s packing
houses , has removed from the Lister block
to Twenty-third and Q directs.
Thomas Fox says the Third ward election
was a fraud and states that when bo went to
vote he wns knocked down three times , nnd
Martin Spootlio was badly "done up. "
H. L. Fisher and Thomas B. Whitllesoy
have been mndo happy by u check from the
insurance companies represented by Ira B.
Mapcs , for damage caused by the Q struct
A prairie fire , starting Just cast of Oberno
& Hoslck's rendering works Tuesday after
noon , took n southeast run down to the
heart of Albright. No particular damage
wus done. .
Monday afternoon the barn of U. Omnton ,
residing hi Snrp.V county , south of Albright ,
was burned to the ground. Thn flro was
probably due to the cut olossness of children
playing with fire. Some harness nnd other
articles of small value were consumed.
Charles Cunnngs bus , Idcnlillcd John
Dougherty , or "Roddy the Rough , " of the
Third ward , and his pal , who now ho does
not know , as tbo men \vho assaulted him in
front of tno Exchange Tuesday night , and
hr.s hud a warrant issued for tholr arrest.
Tbo ladies are making extensive prepara
tions for a donkey party at the Emunon Fri
day evening. The amusement promixcd is
great , and together with such u palatable
lunch as Is always spread by tbo ladles at
these parties , create not a little Interest , and
Will undoubtedly cull out ono of the largest
attendances over had at the club rooms.
The election interests and strong winds
Tuesday evening kept many from attending
the literary and musical social In the Method
ist Episcopal church , yet a line audience , was
present and liberal patronage was given In
return for one of the ploasantcst social even
ings and most inviting lunches ever served
by the deft hands of the excellent cooks of
the ladies of that congregation.
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OVKICKUS AND DIllUOTOUSl
HKNHV W. VATia. President.
LKWIB B. UliRD. Vice President ,
A. K. TOIIXAMrJ ,
W. V , MOI18B , ,
JOHN 8. COnMNB ,
W.H. B. UUUIIK8 , Cashier.
THE IRON BANK ,
Corner IXth and Knrnara Bts.
A General JJankinc Iluulnoss 't'rftsacto.cl
A large amount of money to Joan on tin-
prorod real estate in the city of Omaha. These
funds ulllbo distributed In sums to suit , but
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Coimuurclal and traveler' * lutteri of credit ,
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