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AROUND TflE ARCTIC CIRCLE
OWvationa of an Omaha Man in
WURNEY TO THE GREAT YUKON RIVER
ClrflfHitlf1 tk. Cewwtry, the
asul Settlers, leaas
tries tllaaate aad
RAMPART CITT. Alaska, Jan. lg. To
the Editor of Tbe Bee: I am sure tome of
Bar Omaha citizens would wish to hear the
true facia concerning thla country of the
Midnight Sun. I left Omaha oa the 18th
of July. 1901, arrived In Seattle after four
flays' ride. After I had rested a few day
there I boarded the steamship Roanoke on
the 27th of August, was well provided with
abln passage and well treated daring tbe
Thole voyage. After eight days' sail oa the
FaclDe ocean, we called at Dutch Harbor,
or tba Aleutian Islanda. Here we remained
tor twenty-four hours, therefore I can
ear something about these islands.
There are three trading posts there.
One mils westward Is Unalaska Island,
There stands the .famous Greek church,
ITnlted Bute customs office. United States
gommlsstoner's office and a few general
tores, making it ths supply station for
whalers and sealers of the Bering sea. A
grander country I never saw, with Its fer
lis and very rich land. The population,
125, are Russian and half-breeds between
Indian and Russian. Trapping, fishing and
fowling give them their mode of living.
l"he climate Is good, so I am Informed.
As we passed Into the Bering sea we
Sighted many of the Aleutian Islands, vls.t
Bhumagta, Unaga, Unlraak. The other
Islands In the Bering sea are called ths
rtbiloff Islands, 8L George's and St. Paul's.
Ths two latter are leased by the United
States to parties who follow the breeding
of seals, and they are used for this pur
pose. Still mors Islands are situated In
the Bering sea, vis.: Ths Nunlvae, St.
Hathew and St. Lawrence.
la Sight of Cup Kent.
Russia la also sighted as we pull Into
Caps Nome. It Is a little rough, and we
cannot land on account of the poor harbor.
Prom htm It is said the distance across
ths straits to Russia Is thlrty-flvs miles.
We left Cape Nome to effect a landing at
Bt. Michaels, a distance of 125 miles, and
found a fine landing and right at the mouth
of the Tukon river. Hers is where all
trading posts on ths Tnkon have their
headquarters, and Uncle Sam has estab
lished a military post, with General Randal
In command. Hers ars to be had ths
curios of ths Eskimos; strangely carved
Ivories, models of boats, bows, arrows and
Implements of stone. The Russian influ
ence Is still represented by a Greek church
and testified to by the Greek crosses over
tba graves on ths Tundra. I have Visited
tba different graveyards of both Eskimos
Md Indians. They die "standing up,'.' and
are buried on top of the ground with a
platform-llks erection, whereon is placed
aUl the warriors' bows, arrows, etc.
I am now going to board Sarah, a
mall ateamboat, to go up ths Tukon.
This la not a very wide river. In parts not
wider than ths Missouri. Of the several
Indiana or mixed breed settlements along
this river, those most notable ars Pastallk.
Kutlik, Andreatska and Auvlk- Hera- ths
Episcopalians have a mission or school. The
Beit of any nots Is ths Russian mission.
Ths church In ths dlstahcs appear to ba
steely decorated. The next, and. Indeed
. most notable, is the Holy Cross mission,
presided over by the Jesuit order. They
have several buildings as. schools for boys.
while the good .sisters have also a largo
cbool for 5 stolai Thea ' school are" aV-f
'tended by' Indians, and as ths settlement
ts large they have 175 pupils. Why I say
this Is of ths most note Is because ths farm
la ao we)l cultivated and every vegetable I
. remember , seeing grows her cauliflower.
radishes; cabbage, potatoes, etc., all looking
The next place la Tanana, with several
trading posts, also a detachment of Uncle
Barn's fores. The Koyukuk river empties
Into the' Yukon here; also the Tanana river,
Beveral Indian camps are found along on
the banks. Between here and Rampart the
country looks well and there is very heavy
timber through this section. I am now at
Rampart. It took me eight days to go up
the Yukon from the time I left St.
Michaels, almost 1,000 miles.
. Aroaad Rupart City.
Rampart City is situated In a graceful
tend of the Yukon, which rolls down in a
majestic stream between the mountains. It
la a beautiful location for a city. Thla towa
was once known aa Manook. . The Yukon
la ths principal gold-bearing stream and
was worked for two or three years until tbe
Tanana country baa now taken the lead.
It Is Just about thirty miles from hers and
thla district has yet an Immense area to
prospect. We have today, according to
one of the old miners, seen one of the rich
est camps tn Alaska, and as soon aa there
can be machinery and a little capital
brought in we will have one of ths best
Cold camps in the world. In some places
man can pan out 1100 per day; that is,
where there is a good strike. One strike.
at least, that I know of produces this
Ths agricultural possibilities of Alaska
, Is an attribute of manhood udvermlly
desired, few people understand that the
only source of physical strength is food,
and that every one who has sufficient
txraruhing food should be strong. But
there are thousands of puny people who
have plenty of good food. Iiow is that
explain ear xtie
doe not nour
ish the body tin
1 e digested
ed. Diseases of
and other or-1
gans of diges
tion ana nutri
tion hinder the
tion and aaaimi
lation of the
tained in the
food eat en. Thus
the strength of
food ia lost,
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
enires diaeases of the stomach and its al-
lied organ, It causes tbe perfect diges
tion aoa asetmuauon of food ana thus it
snakes men and women strong.
I bad brew sufleriBg from iadigcetioa so
badly that 1 eoutd not work more laaa half the
time, awt bow c. work everv (lav and eat aa.
thins I want write Mr. Victor
kiackstoa. Nottowar Co.. Va. Why r
'av t fit ran
I toot Dr. a. V. fmw'i Cotdra Medical Ihkov
cry. It aaa cut new life aad eaergy la re
stored mf aealta aad made a man of ma oece
smote. I aosd to wetge 170 but Bad gotiea dowa
to U4. an am back to 160 and will too ba back
4 mf old vrutat If writhing sappeaa. Vow
Baeduane has dun It all.
crept no substitute for " Golden Med
The- People's Medical Adviser, 1008
pages, free on receipt of tamps to pay
expense of wailing only, bend 31 oee
ceot stun pa for the paper-covered edi
tion, or 31 atanlpa for tbo cloth-bound
.TvUubo, to Dr. KV. rksoa, BuSais, K.V.
Mutations of Twenty Years
(Editorial Correspondence of Ths Bee.)
WASHINGTON, March 7. Twenty years
go to the dsy I looked down from tbe
press gallery of the house of represen
tatives upon the closing act of a great po
litical drama, the memorial exercises In
honor of James A. Garfield. Oa Thursday,
February 37, I occupied almost the earns
aeat In ths press gallery and -viewed much
the earns sad and solemn scene com
memorative of the deeds and virtues of our
late president, William' McKinley. In all
essential particulars the exercises of
Thursday were a replica of those of twenty
The settlna- waa iiwtiruiir r.mmA
together on the floor of the hJatorlo cham
ber were ths representative of h lon-la.
latlve. Judicial and executive departments
or ins government, tbe diplomatic corps in
their multi-colored apparel, the heads of
the army and nary In reenlendent uniform.
Then, as now, the galleries were crowded
with tbo leaders of political and aoclal life.
But ths actors In this national drama were
not ths same.
Twenty years ago ths orator of the !
was James G. Blaine and by a most pathetle
coincidence tbe exercises of commemora
tion were under the direction of William
McKinley on the part of the house and
John Sherman on behalf of the senate. To
institute comparisons between ths orator
of James O. Blaine and John Hay would by
no means detract from the merits of the
polished address of Secretarr Hit. vhnu
scholarly attainments are of the highest
oraer, nut Blaine's masterly and forceful
presentation could not have been equalled
by any American of his time. Mr., Hay's
manner of delivery was pleasing and the
tumultuous anolauae at the rlnu r hi.
oration attested ths appreciation of his
finished effort by ths distinguished audi
ence. In reviewing the life and services of Wil
liam McKinley and his achievements as
chief executive, Mr. Hay had great ad
vantages over Mr. Blaine. Garfield's career
before he bad entered the White House
afforded a wider scope for review than that
of McKinley, but hla presidential term waa
Home Cookery vs. The Club
Kate Masterson in Collier's Weekly.
- Men . are always boasting of the good
things to eat which they are able to get
at their clubs. The growing generation
boasts not of mother's cooking, but of ths
club chef. Many women affect to dis
believe in the perfections of the club
cuisine until they have the good fortune to
lunch or dine at one of these masculine
retreats, where they speedily become aware
of tbe fact that, while feminine touches
may be missing in ths way of rose candle
shades and violets atrewn upon the cloth,'
the service la unimpeachable.
. Club' service is rarely showy; there are
no .bowknoH'fen the French chops or lace
paper frills' under the "potatoes, but there
Is a solid excellence about -It that makes
Itself eItVuJWhee that" are supposed' to be
coldrflly ' are .'" and ' hot " one are' hot"
likewise , The 'good 'ircalUJ: of the1 bread,
the butter! the soup at once Impress them
selves, unmistakably upon ths diner and
tbe unthinking might -wonder at the un
usual charm of It all.
la. reality the reason, for all this lies
mainly ia tbe fact that the steward, a man.
eaters for men. and the chef, who is also a
man. cooks for them. But above all they
know that the dlahea must meet with the
approval of him who orders them. At hla
club a man la never afraid of the cook.
Men are many times more particular as
to what they eat than women, for women
are not particular at all in this direction.
They are impressionistic in their culinary
tastes as a rule and know very little about
the aesthetlo aide of gastronomy. Oddly
enough the beat women cooks are not epi
cures, although they are proud of their
achlevementa and of tbe appreciation of
those who enjoy their triumphs. But cooks'
taste as they proceed with their work and
then dine on bread and tea.
In reality the much-talked-of club flavor
that men declare they can never find else
where consists of extra seasoning. But it
must be borne in mind that clubs really
get the very beat foods that come to mar
ket. The hotels come next, and after them
tbe chefa of private individuals are served.
But the club stewards are keen en the sub
ject of excellence In quality and are the
first on hand at the markets, besides having
contracta with the dealera that they will
have the first choice.
It seems somewhat aad that these strictly
masculine establishments should excel In
their (astronomic endeavors, conducted as
they are entirely by men and for men.
Epicureanism la ' confounded" by many
omen with the gourmand and they class it
among the masculine vices. In reality
re unbounded. Millions of acres of land
in this great unknown possession of ours
re susceptible of cultivation, upon which
varloua cropa may be raised Inland val
leys of rich alluvial soil upon which wild
grasses grow higher than a horae's back
miles upon miles of level prairies, upon
which cattle may graxe the year around.
These facts, which are Just becoming
known, might be still discredited by the
majority of people, but are destined to revo
lutionise the present mode ot living In
Alaska and create a new empire for Uncle
8am, peopled by hundreds. of thousands. If
not millions. '
The forests of Alaaka are among the most
extensive in the new world as to area and
among the finest ia any country as to
quality, though the varieties are not many
spruce, pines whit, red and yellow cedar;
hemlock, fir, elm, poplar, beech, tamarack
and birch. The trees range la diameter
from one to eight feet. On the Yukon river
there la abundant wood tor all purposes, la
eluding fuel, to lsit for many years to
. Gaaae ava Flab.
Ths fish of Alaska, since It became an
Industry, have yielded more than tS.OOO.OOO
and the supply is only limited by the mar.
ket for tbe product, Tbe only fresh meat
you caa have any seasoa of- ths year is
moose, earlbou-deer. Rocky mountain
sheep, bear, wild goats and rabblta. Tbe
game are grouse, partridge, patarnalgaa,
pheaaaats, awaaa, prairie chicken, ducks,
gseae, aalpe, eagle, hawk and plover.
The grasaes oa the Tanana valley are fine.
They grow luxuriantly and la great variety
la pralrle-llke meadows. Several varistlea
of berries grew ia the woods aad uplands,
aaaoag them are wild currants, cranberries,
aalmoa berries, mass berries and blus
berries. A great portion ot this country
gives promise of an agricultural value little
short, it Is believed, of many of our pros
perous stales. The blus stem grows pro
fusely. There are rich meadows of native
hay. The soil la ths valley is rich ta loans
aad decayed vegetable matter, extending
la depths ot tram tour to tea feat. The
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY,
Memorial Services Recall Those
brief and comparatively uneventful, while
McKinley bad successfully grappled with
great problems and left a most enviable
record as a statesman.
-Barring the presence of Prince Henry of
Prussia and his suite, ths view from ths
press gallery was less brilliant and less
impressive than twenty years ago. The
change was especially marked in the per
sonnel of the army and navy, the supreme
court and makeup of the national legls-
' lature. Those who were in attendance upon
the memorial exercises to James A. Gar
Held will recall the stalwart and dignified
figure of General Sherman, commanding the
.army, and the loss stalwart but more dash
ing General Phil Sheridan, the superb figure
of Hancock, with a dosen officers of high
rank who have since passed with them over
to the majority or have been retired for age'
or disability, while Admiral Porter of the
navy, with a retinue of naval officers, made
an equally spectacular showing. The diplo
matic corps of 1882. while perhaps not more
renowned, waa more numerous and mora
conspicuous by reason of their dress. Thla
refers more especially to the oriental rep
resentatives, who have since that day, for
tbe most part, laid aside their operatlo
costumes for ths common placs garb of the
Looking backward at the assemblage of
twenty years ago ons is almost startled by
the inroads Tims baa made in the ranks of'
public men within the laat two decades.
To the men who dominate the politics today
it will be startling to know that out of the
449 men who occupy Beats in the present
congress only twenty-three occupied seats
in the national legislature that participated
in the Garfield memorial exercises Just
twenty years ago. Of that number eleven
occupied seats in the senate at that time
and four, who occupied seats In the house,
have alnca been transferred to the upper
branch. The eleven surviving senators who
.occupied seats twenty years ago are Aldrlch,
Allison, Cockrell, Frye, Hale, Hawley, Hoar,
Jones of Nevada, Morgan. Piatt of Con
necticut and Vest. The four member who
have passed from the south to the north
side of the nation's capltol are Blackburn,
Burrows, Jones of Arkansas and Money. The
epicureanism comes very close to being a
Most homes cater to children as well as
to adults, which would preclude the ad
vocating of club cookery for the family
table. But there is no reason why the task'
of catering to a family should not be con
sidered as important, or at least as inter
esting as it is evidently regarded in the
clubs. The club will always rival the
home until some woman of influence begins
to make a fad of housekeeping aesthetics.
The trouble is that In nine homes out
ef ten thai branch of work ts left to domes
tics who are hired to perform manual, not
mental, work and are paid accordingly. A
cook 'may be perfectly able to proceed with
the technical task of preparing a roast,
"an entree or a sauce, but she can hardly be
expected to plan the assorting of a week's
menus, the proper combination of dishes
for breakfasts, dinners and luncheons, and,
above all. the avoidance of repstltion that
deadly fault in the routine of the dining
room. ..- .. ..
It has, of courts, become quite' clever
nowadays to affect a disdain for' the de
talki of housekeeping, and women who can
not afford housekeepers or chefs to look
out for thla branch of ths homo manage
ment usually let It go by the board, and
when confronted by the ever recurring
question. "What shall we have to eetT"
dispense with it many hundred times In a
year by ordering steak and chops, which
appear on the American table with deadly
regularity and have come to be regarded
as our national foods.
Until women begin to make a serious en
joyment of this branch of home making,
as they have of many far more laborious
pleasures, they will always fall to succeed
in ousting the dub cuisine from Its placs
in masculine estimation. It will ever loom
upon their horlxon as a haven to which men
of the family may betake themselves with
haughty Joy In case of any small domestic
Ths troubls seems to be that, despite our
cooking classes and most excellent cook
ing teachers and lecturers, there ia too
much attention given to ,the chem
kUry and the hygiene of gastronomy as well
as the practical carrying out of methods
to the exclusion of the aesthetic side of
the subject, which is Its spirit. Ones
women become Impressed with thla idea
thers will be a' mammoth revival in the
One reads of college teachers who have
recently put in practice the admirable idea
of taking their olaases Into the woods In
the summer and autumn to study the trees,
tbe birds and the grasses.' When the domes
growing time. May to September. Is ample
to get a good crop; moreover, the rapidity
of growth ia remarkable.
This country is prsctlcally . uninhabited,
except southeast Alaska, and some settle
ments along Its shores, aa ia the case along
the Yukon, In the interior occasional settle
ments ot Indians, Eskimos, balf-breeds and
Laplanders. Tbe rreat drawback to settle
ment Is thst we have no established sur
vey, which leavea those One valleys wiui-
out civilization, 'or cultivation, except an
odd aquatter here and there.
Featatea mt the Climate.
Tbe climate Is not as It is painted in the
states. Our winter up here to January B,
1902, was ss mild a-i I ever ssw In Ne
braska, but winter did set In then and
lasted for four or five days, the thermom
eter ranging from 10 to Tl degrees below.
Yet I felt it ss cold In Omaha at ZS below.
This Is January 18. and as nice weather
as could be expected In the states.
Our camp, I think, will hold out la sup
plies. We are. short of nothing so far ex
cept oil. which Is a scarce commodity aad
worth fl.23 a quart. Our days will sooa
commence to get longer. Indeed, they are
very short for the last elx weeks, daylight
at 19 a. m.. night at 3:30 p. m., but they
make up for It ia summer, for when June
comes tbe sua never sets from June 14
to the 22d
I think our provisions will hold out if no
strangers come in. I have 4 pieces of
bacon, 60 pounds; 400 pounds flour; 11
pounds tea and 25 pounds coffee; sugar
sack ia low down; 00 poands chipped pota
toes; one-quarter caribou; 42 pounds moose;
one-half Rocky mountain sheep; 1 dosea
rabbit. S dosea different kin da of fowl;
1 soup bone; 1 dosea caa tomatoes; 2 dosea
cans core ; I dosea cane poaches; T cans
pears; t cans asparagus. 80 I think my
self and Mrs. Mullea caa get along oa this
upply until navigation opens in June.
I cannot think of any more, oaly I wlaa
I had soms good Omaha. Msta or Krug, la
P. M. MULLEX.
P. 8.: The ink la frosen, so excuse blot.
eight members of tbe house who have
weathered tbe political storms of twenty
years and who are aetive forces la na
tional legislation are Bingham of Pennsyl
vania, Cannon and Hltt of Illinois, Hepbura
of Iowa, Ketcham and Wadsworth of New
York, Steele of Indiana and Hooker of Mis
sissippi. No lees startling has been ths change
wrought in the last twenty years in ths
only life-tenure branch of the government,
the supreme court. Twenty years ago Mor
rison R. Watte waa chief Justice, while the
following associate Justices donned their
silken gowns with him: Miller, Field.
Bradley, Stanley Matthews, Swain, Woods.
Gray and Karlan, and of that number only
Harlan and Gray survlvs ths mutation of
What of the men who were most conspic
uous figures in the national political arena
of twenty years ago? Has tbe country
gained or lost by their transition T Is the
standard of today higher or lower than it
was twenty years agoT Scanning the roll of
congress the comparison does not strike one
to the advantage of our time. Among the
leaders ef both parties of ths Forty-seventh
congress one readily recalls the late Presi
dent William McKinley, ex-Preeldent ' Ben
jamin Harrison. Samuel J. Randall, Gen
erals Rosecrans and Bragg, "Pig Iron"
Kelley, Roger Q. Mills. J. Warren Kelfer,
Ben Bntterworth, George F. Edmunds, Jus
tin 8, Morrill. Isham O. Harris. Henry B.
Anthony. John J. Ingalla, A. H. Garland, N.
P. Hill, Thomas F. Bayard. David Davis, J.
XI. Carlisle, Thomas Brackett Reed, Wil
liam M. Springer, W. R. Morrison, W. 8.
Holman, John A. Kaeson, Proctor Knott,
John Sherman, John A. Logan, Henry L.
Dawes, Matt W. Ransom, "Sunset" Cox,
George H. Pendleton. Thomas W. Ferry, D.
W. Voorhees, James B. Beck of Kentucky,
L. Q. C Lamar, Richard Coke of Texas,
John H. Reagan and Arthur Pue Gorman.
While but a year prevloua there had passed
out from tbe halls of congress Roscoe
Conkllng, Allen O. Thurman and Oliver P.
Morton, each almost peerless in the galaxy
of American statesman and law-makers.
tic science advances a bit girls' classes will
bs taken through ths markets mornings be
fore the stands ars despoiled of their
It Is in the market that the first prlncl
pies of aesthetlo gastronomy may be In
stilled and acquired. Here the actual
beauty of the common foods that come to
our tables ts in full evidence. The early
morning visiter cannot fall to be im
pressed with the wealth of color, the trop
ical glow about the stands of fruits and
vegetables where tender greens mingle
with all the rainbow hoes In exquisite
freshness and beauty.
Great artiste have chosen the markets of
Paris for their canvases and have aeen
bcacty erough to perpetuate In rows of
ducks and chickens, partridges and quail,
.ths glow of beef and mutton, the scaly
brightness of the fish, and it is all there
for eyes that can see to feast upon.
Many of ths up-to-date dealers now dis
play their wares allve--sllver-backed trout
wj naming about their glasa-walled tanks,
"spring lambs gamboling tn little and
- chickens and mall birds In netted coops,
When one takes a child with her to market
he begins to learn what a wonderful place
There is an Interest and education to be
found there. Each day in a market there
are marvellous happenings such as the ar
rival of a consignment of strawberries la
mid-winter, big as plums; the first coming
of venison, of the soft-ahelled crab, the
oysters in their seasons and with the
knowledge of this new world the homely
task of menu-making ia filled with new in
tereet and new ideas.
There will always be those who will say
that this subject of what to eat la not of
sufficient importance or dignity to oe
ranked with those that women are taking
up in these modern and progressive days.
This la an old argument, Just as the servant
girl question ia aa old problem. But women
are getting further away from reality in
their advancement, while they relegate
these Important matters to their domestics.
their grocers and their butchers.
We have grown from a hideously lnartls
tie era In our house furnishing to 4a time
when we can laugh at the parlor stove, the
horsehair sofa and wax flowers under a
glass ease. Once the aesthetic side of gas
tronomy is brought before the eyes of
women ao that they may see Its vital rela
tion to the Important happenings of lndl
vlduals, families and nations, then only
will we pass into a promised land where
woman will actually reign as queen, with
man Irrevocably her subject.
PRATTLE OV TUB YOIHGITERS.
"Oh. mammal" exclaimed little Fred, aa
he caught sight of a sebra at a menagerie,
"come here quick and see the poor little
Teacher Willie, you may spell "felt."
Teacher That' right. Now, Johnnie,
what la felt?
' Johnnie Mamma's clipper.
Teacher (severely) Tommy, there are
three words wrongly spelled In this excuse.
Tommy (unbluahlngly) Well, ma'am, you
mua' remember my folks didn't bare the
educational advantagea I have.
Sabbath School Teacher When
angry what should you doT
Johnny Thlckneek Knock the other fel
low down it on hi, held and then roiint
test that's the onAy sate way, ma'am.
r , - v - v 1 v - .
peanie and your little brother asked you
for half of them, how many would you have
Tommy (promptly) Ten!
Little Dottle and Clarence quarreled.
Dottle la 4, Clarence S.
"Yoa ain't a good girl." said Clarence.
"Tou ain't going to heaven."
"I is a dood dlrl," replied Dottle, "an' I
la a-doln' ta hebbea. An' when I ia a'
angel I la a-tummla dowa an' 'en" (with
energy) "I'll pull 00' hair."
It had been impreaaed upon little Mary,
rslatea Judge, that aba must receive offer
ings graciously, and nsver fall to show
her approclatloa of evea the smallest pres
ent A friend having given her a "chance" at
the church grab-bag. ahe drew a very large
aad induatrlous looking fine-tooth comb.
"On, thank you, thank you." aald tba
well-trained child eagerly, "that's Just what
I want. I need it ths most la the world."
Mary couldn't understand why everybody
mlled except her mother.
MARCH 9, 1002.
DUPED THROUCIl RELIGION
Farmer Who Toiled for Tears for a
STRANGE STORY OF AN IOWA COLONY
waders of the Jehovah Presbytery
f Eloa aad Their Fiaal Re. '
welt A sal at aw la.
SIOUX CITT. Ia.. March . (Special.)
The settlement In favor of the widow of
the estate of Guy C. Barnum of Columbus,
Neb., recalls aa almost forgotten page of
In southern Monona county, Iowa, where
the picturesque Soldier river sweeps
proudly about a high, wooded hill, are
nestled a half dozen venerable houses, a
diminutive store and a depot One train
stops there each day. The brakeman calls
Preparation." Here, In thla memory of a
town, waa set up the Arst printing press In
western Iowa: here was printed the first
publication west of Des Moines; here wss
established that wild, fanatical dream, the
Jehovah Presbytery of Zlon. Guy C. Bar
num was one of tbe two men who named
thla town "Preparation" for it waa here
that men were to be groomed for trans
mission to heaven; It was to be the earthly
preparation for the life beyond.
Beslsmlaa; of tba Cw.lt.
When Joseph Smith, father ot the Mor
mons, was shot In the Carthage (111.) Jail
that June night in 1844 the Mormon faith
waa more or 'ess demoralized. Numerous
candidates for the mantle of Smith sprang
up. Living in St. Louis was a man named
Charles B. Thompson. Little more than an
adventurer, he was attracted to the Mor
mon church as a glorious opportunity for a
rare escspade. He became a teacher In the
faith. He gathered about him In St. Louis
a constantly Increasing flock and finally
enlisted aa assistant the services of Guy C.
Barnum, than a young man. One night
Thompson had a vision. Next morning he
announced to his flock that God had ap
peared to him the night before. "My chil
dren," he aald, "it Is the Divine will that
we hall Journey to the tar west and there
set up an earthly kingdom to prepare for
the better life beyond."
A few months later some hundred prairie
schooner that had lumbered alowly all the
way from St. Louie, carrying aome 400 per
sons, halted at a bend In the Soldier river,
where gross and trees grsw verdant In fer
tile solL Wagons were unloaded, men fell
to work hewing logs and a few weeks later
appeared a branch community of the Mor
mon church that lived and died without
winning a place on history's pageC This
wss in 1855. Thompson now had another
vision. To his credulous following he an.
nounced the Deity had -again appeared to
"The Divine spirit ha appointed me his
steward," he said. "I am the steward ot
God. You are my stewards. Aa your stew
ard. I must, under the Divine will, possess
all you possess. Go, then, buy lands and
deed them to your steward."
Thosapsoa'a Little G
The community, now grown to full 2.200
men. obeyed. They pre-empted two whole
townships. They established stores and
blacksmith shops ' and livery barna and
hotels. Every dollar ef profit was re
ligiously turned over to tbe steward of
God. The community prospered. The men,
honest tollers, reaped bountiful crops, and.
Incidentally, Thompson enjoyed a yearly
lnoome of $76,000.
The men were little .short of alavea to
the unbending! will of Thompson. Men and
women were aent on the most absurd mis
sions by ths steward. One man had gone
on a several days' Journey to bring back a
load of lumber. He waa met by a mes
senger of the steward.
"Yon must stop where yon are; you must
Journey to Virginia; you must enter the
halls of the legislature at Richmond; yon
must pronounce the curse of the steward ot
God upon the legislature, because it has
said things and done things that reflect
upon the steward of God and his Divine
Thla was ths command The lumberman
obeyed. The messenger took the seat on the
wagon and drove back to Preparation. The
lumberman, after weeks ot laborious toll
ing, reached ths Richmond legislature, pro
nounced the curse,- and Journeyed back
again to his Iowa home.
Dasiea erasable mt Rapacity. .
By the time the Jehovah Presbytery of
Zlon had reached its third anniversary the
faithful at last began to grumble. The
steward waa insatiable in his demand for
the profits. When the people demanded
a share he would have another vision and
play upon their superstition to make way
with the money. His absences from the
community became more and more frequent.
In reality, he went back to St. Louis and
Indulged in the most violent debauchee,
leaving the community in charge ot Bar
num. When he returned he would resort
to th visional exercise to replete hla finan
ces. But his followers found at last the
nature of his mysterious pilgrimages.
Visions became more and more necessary
and constantly less lmpresalv.
One night la 18(0. when the steward and
Barnum were gone, the people held an
Indignation meeting. It was solemnly de
cided to hang both Thompson and Bar
num. The entire community set out for
Onawa to carry out their purpose. Thomp
son and Barnum had Just left Onawa for
Preparation. They came near driving
straight Into the mob. When but a quar
ter of a mile away from the avengera they
J were met by a girl who had worked In
1 nompson a nousenoia a mere sup of a
"Run, run for your lives." she shouted.
"Th?y are going to hang you."
Flight of the Twala.
The two men needed no second warning.
Horses were lashed to a run. The mob
caught sight of the fugitives and gave hot
chaae. When In the shelter of a high
hill tbe horses were loosed from the wagoa
and. each man mounting a horse, they rode
like wild men to Onawa, still pursued by
the Infuriated mob.
"No. I don't believe any one knew where
Thompson hid himself," say Judge Addt
soa Oliver of Onawa. still living. "I know
he was kept In my attie for near three
weeks. The men from Preparation searched
the whole towa for him, but could not find
One dark night Thompson slunk from
the Oliver home. A horse and wagoa were
ready. He took hla wife, a peck or two
ot caah and Jewelry aad made quick flight
to Fort Dodge. From there he made hla
way back to St. Louis. He tried to start
another colony aad failed. Finally he
died la Philadelphia peanUese. Barnum
went to Nebraska, where he later became
a rich and prominent cltlsen. Tbe under
stewards of God at Preparation took their
t&OO.OOO ot property Into the courts. There
aa apportionment waa made, .but many of
the suits went to the Iqwa auprema court
for final extermination.
Today there is no one In the decrepit
little village, atlll bearing the brand of
the wild adventure, who knows aught of
the Jehovah Presbytery of Zlon, savs by
tradition. Not a ateward Uvea today la
Monona county. They have scattered to
the ends of the country.
By MARGARET L BRIGGS.
, (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
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bashful about them and rarely acknowledge them. Women Ignore these
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rarely are visitors welcomed to that bouse and often when they do come the
husband ts mortified at his wife's appearance. Not that she Is unclean or
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tt ls4' , f Faces Seventeenth street an has windows alone tba
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HiUldlns Court and Seventeenth etrwet .'....Price COS
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magnificent court, and haa hardwood doora and a large burglar-proof vault.
It faces north. It is well adapted for the uae ot two doctors or two Uw- '
yers , , Price 140. OS
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ROOM 318i 0xU feet This Is a light, pleasant room. It has been n.wlv
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Ujht. heat, water and Janitor service "....7...... . Pricee.0S
Sl'ITB kiai This room la 17x33 feet, and will be divided to suit the tenant. It
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looking out on Seventeenth alreet.
wood floora. With the .mailer room
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U1TK 6l4i This Is a very large room, 17xU feet. It faces west, but Is very
light and well ventilated. It la very seldom that apace of this slse la of
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R. C. PETERS & CO.,
Farnam St., Omaha.
It haa a burglar-proof vault and hard!
" iu. toun ana is a room
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