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STORIES OF A SCOUT
Jack Hart's Experiences in the Winter of 1865 —Hostile Indians
and Starvation Faced for Many Weary Weeks—Many
White Men Tortured.
In the month of August, 1865, I joined an
outfit for a trip up the Smoky Hill river,
as guide, from Fort Harker to Salt Lake.
I had learned this trail thoroughly while
rustling stock for the "Butterfleld Over
land Stage company, and although only 16
years old, was serviog the United States
government in the capacity of guide.
When only a short distance west of Fort
Harker we saw signs of Indians and
shortly were in trouble enough with them,
as they were attacking stage stations,
killing the men and running off the stock.
One small government outfit of nine six
mule teams and three horses, with Frank
Livingstone for wagon master, was en
tirely cleaned out of stock, but none of
the men were killed. We picked up the
wagons and hitched them as trailers to
ours, thus transporting men, wagons and
supplies along with us.
Slaughtered by Hotstlle KedH.
At Fossil Creek station we found that
all these had been murdered and muti
lated in a horrible manner and the stable
and dugout burned.
After burying the dead we proceeded
without further incident to Fort Fletcher,
■where we found troops who reported In
dians "plenty." These volunteer troops
doing duty on the plains v ere to be re
tired and mustered out of service, their
places to be taken by the regiment of
"galvanized Yanks" with' js.
After leaving a guard here we pulled out
again and nothing unusual occurred be
fore reaching Louisa Springs. Here a
poor fellow came into camp berefooted,
and said he was the only survivor of a
email party of carpenters who were build-
Ing stations for the stage company. He
proceeded ■with us and next day we found
the bodies of the entire party horribly
mutillated and their wagons burned. We
buried them as best we could, adding sev
eral to the immense number of nameless
graves which make portions of the old
Santa. Fe trail seem like a continuous
Torturing: a White Man.
That night I left camp alone and rode
over to the next station to see how things
were there; when I came near J could see
a fire, but from appearances I thought
somethig was wrong, so I dismounted and
cautiously approached. The terrible sight
•which met my gaze I hope never to wit
ness again, even in my dreams. The In
dians had taken possession and a dance
was in progress around the fire. As near
as I could judge about fifty Indians were
taking part in the iorrible ceremonies of
torturing a white man. He was laid upon
his back and fastened to the ground by
•takes driven through his limbs, and they
had built a fire across his body with pine
lumber brought there from the govern
ment stables, and the horrible atrocities
to which he was subjected were inde
Now and then would come a shot from
a buffalo wallow across the ravine; in this
wallow were hiding all who were left of
those who had that day been on the east
bound stage coach, and they were defend
ing themselves by shooting from this
shelter any Indian who came within range
of their rifles.
It was impossible to reach or aid them
In any way, so noting, as best I could, the
situation. I started on my return to head
quarters with the dreadful news.
I had gone but a short distance when I
rode down in a swale and as it brought
the horizon above me I could see shadowy
figures coming over the hill. These were
Indians, beyond a doubt, so I rode care
fully down toward the river, where they
could not easily discover me. I felt sure
they were going to spy about our camp
and there I was between the two, so I
thought best to find a place where I could
hide and -wait until my companions came
along next morning.
I had not long to wait, for it would soon
be daylig-ht, and time for them to break
With the first dawn I rode to meet them
and told what I had seen. As we neared
the station everything was quiet.
The men from the buffalo wallow came
out and very glad they were to see us;
only one of them was wounded, a colored
man who was blacksmith for the stage
But what a scene confronted us at the
station! One man, called French Joe,
lay stripped of all his clothes with his
body filled full of arrows. Upon the hill
lay a man named Ambrose, the one I had
Been tortured. He was horribly burned,
his tongue cut out, his elbows wrenched
out of joint, and he was scalped from ear
to ear. So badly was he burned across i
his body that he was carried in two pieces
to the grave we dug for him.
Story of the Survivors.
This is the story the survivors, told of
the terrible experience they had been
through. The afternoon of the day be
fore, while changing horses for the stage,
they were surprised by the Indians, who
charged down upon them and stampeded
their stock. At this time no shots were
fired, but all got quickly into the dugout
in the bank of the ravine, where they
barred the door and made ready for a
fight. After a while a halfbreed Indian
■who was a son of Colonel Bent for whom
Bent's Port was named, and who had been
educated at Carlysle school, rode cau
tiously by; after making signs of friend
ship, he opened a conversation with them
and asked if the treaty between the In
dians and ■white men on the Arkansas had
been signed. He was told that it had,
which was the truth.
He then said if that is the case the In
dians had done wrong, and would drive
the stock back. As an assurance of his
good designs he had all the stock driven
back and asked to shake hands with the
This looked all right, and all but one
came out and shook hands with him.
This man, Ambrose, was busy packing up
grub to take with them, as they had de
cided to go together to the next station.
They had the animals harnessed and
everything about ready to depart when
the Indians opened the fight, thus sur
prising them the second time.
French Joe was shot down, but Brig
ham, Baker, the colored man, and one
other whose name I have forgotten, fought
their way to the buffalo wallow, being
cut off from the dugout, and there made
the fight for their lives, while Ambrose
closed and barricaded the door and fought
desperately, killing, as they supposed,
several of the Indians, and it was for that,
probably that he was tortured.
Part of the Indians circled around the
buffalo wallow, while the rest were busy
smoking out Ambrose. The roof of a
dugout is covered first with poles, then
with hay and lastly with sod. Once
ignited, it smoulders, producing a great
deal of smoke, and is very difficult to ex
tinguish. Ambrose concluded it better to
die trying to get to his friends than to
be burned to death in the dugout. So
he made a bold rush for them, but was
overpowered and tortured, as I have de
This half-breed, Charley Bent, who had
received a good education at Carlisle, im
mediately upon his return to the plains
cast aside his civilized garments and re
sumed the war paint and breech clcut,
and became the leader of the band of
Cheyennes known as the "Dog Soldiers,"
who were considered the most treacher
ous of their tribe.
The Next Station Attacked.
Our outfit concluded to camp there for
the night, and it was fortunate we did,
for near morning there arrived in camp
three men and one woman who had oc
cupied the next station, eighteen miles
•west. They, too, had been surprised, and
although they were able to get into their
dugout and stand the Indians off until
dark, their house and stable were de
stroyed. So strong was the position they
occupied that the Indians concluded it
would coat too many lives to rout them
*vi. Here is their story:
Mr. and Mrs. Grinnell, Happy Joe Con
nors and a man whose name 1 think was
George Earnest, were getting ready to
move into their new house, which the
carpenters had Just finished. Happy Joe
said to Mrs. Grinnell: "Left; have a
house-warming to-night," and added in a
joking manner: "I will go aud see if I
cannot get the 'smoky girls' to come,"
meaning the squaws. At this the laugh
went round, and nothing more was
thought of it. Shortly afterward they
saw a band of Indians coming over the
prairie. This meant trouble, but Joe
must have his joke, and said: "There
come the smoky boys now; guess we will
have the house-warming all right."
Defense of the Dugout,
While speaking they saw the Indiana
run off their stock, which was grazing
near by, so the four people made haste to
get inside the dugout. This structure was
a good fort, for it was only half under
ground, with heavy logs above. It stood
on high ground across the spring branch
from the new buildings. There was a deep
ditch leading from it to the spring,
through which a man could pass to get
water without exposing himself. By knock
ing out the chinking between the logs,
good port holes Gould 'be made from which
to shoot in every direction.
This the Indians undoubtedly saw and
contented themselves with running oft"' the
There the little party waited, wonder
ing what had become of the carpenters
who had so recently left. The Indians
succeeded in setting fire to the hay stacks
and buildings, completely destroying them,
and then to all appearances departed.
When night came those in the little fort
concluded to try and escape. They knew
that a etrong party of soldiers were on
their way west and thought they could
not be far distant, so took what food they
could carry, and, seeing no further signs
of their enemies, crawled down the ditch
to the creek and stole cautiously away in
the darkness. They reached us in safety
after walking about eighteen miles. As
Mrs. Grinnell was the only woman in the
outfit, or, indeed, in that portion of the
country, we all did our best to make her
Next morning we broke camp and had
gone about four miles west, when we
found the poor carpenters, murdered, muti
lated and scalped.
That night we camped at the burned
station the fugitives had so recently left.
Their little fort had not been disturbed,
so Mr. and Mrs. Grinnell succeeded in get
ting what property they had left behind.
The next day or two passed without any
thing cf importance happening; we found
the stations all deserted and destroyed,
but no dead bodies. We were now at
Monument Station, here the country is
quite open, and the peculiar feature which
gives the name is two high columns of
rock and earth standing like two towers,
out alone on the prairie, and back from
the river about a quarter of a mile. To
the east and west are high ridges. North
and south it is open and rolling.
-Ittuck on a Stage.
We turned out our stock and beef cattle
to graze with a' strong guard to protect
them and camped close to the river for a
much needed rest. All were enjoying this
when we saw approaching from the east
some sort of an outfit, which proved to be
the west bound stage, and the stage super
intendent in a buggy drawn by two mules.
As they came rolling down the hill to the
level ground they were attacked by a
band of Indians who had been in hiding,
I suppose, waiting- a chance to get at us.
We could hear the shots and see the party
on a dead run towards us. We hastily
mounted and rode to their rescue and,
after a running fight, brought them In
Little harm was done, although one or
two were wounded and a few arrows were
sticking in their animals.
A Dangerous Mission.
That evening it was decided to hold our
present position for another day. There
was supposed to be at the next station,
Smoky Hill Springs, a detachment of the
Thirteenth Missouri volunteers. This
station was eleven miles west and not
in a very desirable part of the country,
and for reasons of safety it was thought
best to get word to them to hold the east
bound coach until we got there. As I
knew the exact location of this station.
I was asked to try and reach them. Late
at night I left canjp on a good horse and
crossed the river, as I , thought the In
dians would be watching the trail. I had
no trouble and reached there before the
east-bound coach arrived, and related to
the boys what had happened east of them.
Early the next morning the coach came,
and when told they were not to proceed
for a .while, they were first indignant, but
better judgment prevailed and they made
themselves as comfortable as circura
stances would permit. Later in the day
we were startled by hearing shots, and on
riding up the hill saw the west-bound
stage and the buggy coming at a dead run
and their escort fighting a lot of Indians
as they came on. When we joined them
the savages seemed surprised, not know
ing, probably, that we were there, as the
station was behind a hill. All got in
safely and after consultation it was de
cided that all should return to Monument
together. This was done that afternoon
without further trouble.
i*3xt morning we separated, sending a
strong guard with the east-bound coach.
Mr. and Mrs. Grinnell. and other em
ployes of the company who wished to
go, went along with this party.
We started westward again and met an
other detachment cf the volunteers just
beyond Smoky Hill Springs. They had
run against Indians and had with them in
an ambulance a man who had been
scalped and left for dead. We finally
reached Pound Creek, where afterward
Fort Wallace was established.
To Port Lyon for Supplies.
Thai Indians soon disappeared from that
part of the country for the winter and as
I they had suceeded in cleaning out almost
the entire stage line, gave us a rest. But
! cold weather was coming on and we were
i in need of food and clothing, so when
I Bill Comstcck joined us we made a trip
j to Fort Lyon for supplies, but were not
i very successful. The country we passed
! through was almost destitute of water.
I but after a hard trip we finally reached
some creek, only to find it dry to all ap
j ;»-arances, but en digeing we found a
■ sufficient supply. The poor mules who
j were given too much of it swelled up
j and died and many of the men were made
I sick, it was so strong of alkali. We
j camped at the historical Chivington bat
; tie grounds, and found many evidences of
the hard fight there a few years before.
The Ciiivington massacre is a historical
j event of Indian warfare in the early
Working Bnek 10j;*t A^nin,
We made our way to Fort Lyon, got our
! supplies and returned by a more westerly
I route to Fort. Wallace, but as all the sup
| plies we could get were not enough to do
j us for the winter, it was decided to work
back east again. In the meantime snow
had fallen to the depth of about eighteen
inches, and you can imagine us trying
to keep up the strength of man and beast
with scarcely anything to eat for many
weary miles across a barren country in
the dead of winter. To add to our dis
tress many of the men had frozen hands
and feet. At old Fort Fletcher we found
rations and forage scarce. We received
one pint of common corn each for man
and beast per day. This and a small
chunk of bacon was all we had to live
on for the next fifty-six miles to Fort
Ellsworth, where we got another scant
ration and left many of our men in the
hospital at the new Fort Harker.
A Buffalo Prize.
Our next point was Salina, Kan., but
the day before reaching there I espied an
old buffalo bull, who had probably been
THE MnmEAPOLIS JOUKNAL.
IT IS ANTIQUATED AND, IN VIEW OF FIREPROOF COMPETITION, UNPROFITABLE—HOW SHALL IT BE DISPOSED OF?
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TILE TANKS FOR GRAIN IN SOUTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS.
One-half of the people of the world
have no idea of the troubles which beset
the other half. Our individual troubles
occupy us fully, and., therefore It is that
the public generally is yet unaware that
one of the burning questions of the day
in certain business circles is, "What shall
be done with the old-fashioned wooden
Timo was when the enormous wooden,
trussed structures which dot the city
were considered the acme of the builders'
art, but to-day a revolution in the meth
ods of housing the golden grain is in
progress, and the great wooden buildings
are found antiquated and expensive. They
are slowly being driven out of existence
and their places taken by great tanks
built either of steel, concrete or tile.
But a very few y.ears ago such a thing
as a steel elevator was unknown, ,and
the use of concrete and cement was' not
thought of; but to-day no wooden ele
vators are considered by grain men, and
too poor to go south with the herd. After
a long chase on a poor horse, I succeeded
in killing him. I cut out the humps and
loins and on my way back to camp had
three fights with my hungry companions
over the meat. It seemed as though the
sight of fresh meat made them so crazy
for it. that they could not resist the temp
tation to grab it from me. They did not
get it, however, but went on to where the
old buffalo lay and brought him piece
meal into camp. My bunk mate and my
self sat up late that night and broiled
and ate our fill. Then wrapping what was
left in a piece of canvas, we put it in the
snow under our heads and turned in for
the night. We must have slept soundly,
for in the morning, to our consternation,
our meat was gone. Imagine our disap
pointment when we had to go back to
corn for our breakfast. I saved the hide
from his hock joints and made moccasins
for my frosted feet. -
Goin? towards Fort Riley we got enough
to eat, and there drew full rations to last
us to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where
we were all paid off. I procured warm
clothes and returned well mounted to
Fort Harker, where I reported to Colonel
Inman to begin again in the spring as
guide for emigrant trains. But the winter
of 't>s left an impression of hardship upcn
me which will never be forgotten.
In Harper's Magazine for 1867 will be
found an illustrated article giving a part
of this experience upon the stage line. It
is an interesting and accurate account,
but to us who traveled those many weary
. miles, hungry and cold, with frosted feet
and hands, sleeping nights in the snow,
the experience could not be otherwise
Walton Park is in North Minneapolis.
Do not despair of curing your sick
headache when you can ao easily obtain
Carter's Little Liver Pills. They will
effect a prompt and permanent cure. Their
action is mild and natural.
Excursion Tickets to New York.
Commercing July 1 the-Lake Shore &
Michigan Southern railway. will sell re
duced rate tickets Chicago to New York
and return, good for stoj> at Pan-Amer
ican exposition. Low-rate Buffalo tickets
are also now on sale. Eight trains daily.
Send four cents in stamps for printed mat
ter and full information. F. M. Byron
G. W. A., Chicago; W. B. Hutter, N. W.
P. A., 122 Endicott Arcade, St. Paul, Minn.
Detroit and Return ?IT.
For the N. E. A. meeting at Detroit
July 8-12 only $17 for the round trip. Soo
line ticket oflice, 119 S Third street.
INTERIOR VIEWS IN THE MINNESOTA BUILDING AT THE PAN-AMERIGAN EXPOSITION.
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The Journal has already Illustrated
the exterior of the Minnesota State Build
ing—a dignified, classic and distinctly
creditable type of architecture — and is
pleased to-day to be able to show two in
terior views, one a section of the Main
hall and the other the Women's Reception
hall. The distinctive feature of the fur
nishings, which were designed, arranged
and furnished by the New England Fur
niture and Cari>et company of this city,
is that every item Is of Minnesota manu
facture, which was the only restriction
made by the managers, everything else be
ing left to the good taste and judgment of
the New England, with results which are
certainly creditable to all concerned.
As one enters the building, after walk
ing over two large rugs, one with the
inscription, "Bread and Butter State."
THE PROBLEM OF THE MODERN GRAIN ELEVATOR.
the houses which are being built are of
the very latest designs and of one or the
other of the three materials mentioned.
J. J. Hill's Idea.
Very few people know it, yet the fact
is, this innovation is due to a Minnesota
man—no less a personage than James J.
Hill, in fact. It was the president of the
Great Northern railway who first found
faith enough to make the radical depar
ture involved, and the immense steel ele
vator of the Great Northern at Buffalo
was the pioneer of the hundreds in ex
istence at this moment. Whether Mr. Hill
was the inventor of the idea or not is not
known, but that his money backed what
was then an experiment, entitles him to
After the steel elevator came those built
In a similar fashion of tile and concrete,
and each particular style finds its adher
ents among the progressive elevator men
Biff Saving on Insurance.
While the steel elevator and those of tile
and concrete as well, cost considerably
"Passion Play" as Given by Indians at Chillwack, B. C.
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The Passion Play, or Passion Tableaux,
given by the Indians of theSechelt tribe at
Chillwack on June 8, was a noteworthy
event and attracted widespread interest.
Some 2,000 Indians from various coast
points gathered for the occasion at the call
of their bishop the Right Rev. L. Douten
will, and for several days preceding the
actual performance the holy fathers of the
oblate order, under whose spiritual charge
the Indians are, 'were busily engaged in
giving religious instruction, as well as
superintending the arrangements for the
THE MAI N HALL.
and the other with "Minnesota" thereon,
one finds oneself in the main reception
hall, decorated in soft red ceiling and side
walls, with grass twine rugs in harmonious
colorings on the floor. The furniture in
this hall consists entirely of grass twine
settees, lounging chairs and rockers,
some Main and some upholstered in dull
red art denim. The Firestone mantel is
a feature of this hall, The archways on
either side of hall are draped in red den
ims, embellished with a hand-painted In
dian head on one and a group of Indian
weapons on the other, bordered with heads
of wheat in decoration.
Through the archway on the right is the
women's reception room, decorated in light
green, with denim hangings at the doors
and windows in corresponding tints. Here
again is found the grass twine furniture.
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more to build than whin wood is used, it
is an acknowledged fact that the wood.en
buildings now find themselves outclassed
and their owners are puzzling their heads
trying to discover what shall be done with
them. For the buildings made of steel,
concrete or tile have the immense advan
tage of requiring no insurance and stand
in no danger of destruction by fire, and as
the premium rate ranges from 2 to 3 per
■cent, the item amounts to a considerable
sum during the course- of a twelvemonth.
For example, a big wooden elevator can
be built say for $200,000, while the same
storage capacity in either steel, tile or
concrete costs perhaps half as much more,
though in fact the difference is much
less.' The owner, when obtaining insur
ance, has not only to cover the cost of the
building, but the value of the contents as
well, and there are many euch in this city
which- require insurance upon close to
$1,000,000. This insurance is. absolutely
necessary upon the wooden buildings, but
is totally uncalled for in the other instan
ces. The direct saving accomplished by
I the use of the modern materials in the
I matter of alone frequently
"stations of the cross." The tableaux,
thirteen in all, were arranged at intervals
on the plaza of the little reservation vil
lage, and a line of evergreen festoons
marked out the "Way to Calvary."
On the Saturday of the performance
bright sunshine, in pleasant contrast to
the rain of the preceding day, cheered the
workers in their final preparations, and
by noon all was ready. After a service in
the little church, recently built by the In
dians themselves, all were soon engaged
in dressing for the event of the day, and
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only in more delicate shapes than In the
main hall —rockers galore, reception
chairs, India stools, jardiniere stands—all
in the grass twine material; numerous
fancy pillows are thrown around. The
effect secured is most happy, soft, cool
and restful. "Charming," "delightful,"
are the expressions constantly on the lips
of all visitors.
The men's room on the left of reception
hall is decorated in dark green, with
appropriate portieres and window hang
ings, all bearing the conventional wheat
head decorated border. Here, as in the
other rooms al: the furniture is grass
twine, but of a more massive character,
large, comfortable reading chairs and
rockers, with a massive mission table in
the center. Every man says this is the
most restful room at the exposition.
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6TEEL ELEVATOR IN NORTHEAST MIX NEAPOLIS. CAPACITY, 1,200,000 BUSHELS.
amounts to over $20,000 a year, which is a
good sum in itself and represents the in
come from half a million dollars at 4 per
It can be readily seen that with such an
advantage to go upon the owner of the
modern elevator is in a position to do
business at a price which will bankrupt
the proprietor of the wooden storage
Profits Prom Modern Elevators.
As yet, however, there are not enough
elevators at the great terminal markets to
bring about a destructive competition and
the only result is that the owner of tfee
modern structure is able to reap a much
larger profit than his competitor can pos
sibly do. The time will come, however,
when conditions will change, the prices
charged for storage lowered, and then the
proprietor of the wooden houses will find
his business in a fair way of annihilation.
While the steel construction is viewed
with the most favor by grain men, there
are arguments which seem to show the
advantage of either tile or concrete. For
instance, to protect steel from the ele
ments. It is necessary to use a vast
despite th© Indians' natural love of color,
very little of the really gaudy was seen
in their costumes on this occasion. At 3
o'clock the church bell began to ring, and
a long procession was formed, headed by
the children of St. Mary's mission. It
passed along from the church to the first
stopping place before the tableau depict
ing Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane
with his three sleeping apostles. The next
was "The Betrayal," and following this
"Christ before Pilate." In the succeed
ing scene a most realistic "Crowning
WOMAN'S REC EPTION'-ROOM.
The superintendent's office just back of
the men's reception room is furnished
with grass twine rugs and the necessary
office furniture. From this room you aa
cend the beautiful winding staircase, pass
ing onßhe landing Miss Graves' beautiful
stained <;lass window, "The Peace Sign,"
■to the balcony, decorated in red to cor
respond with the hall below. On the right
is the state room, used lor meetings of a
public nature, decorated in soft yellow,
with grass twine rugs to match and appro
priate furniture. On the other side of
the balcony are the superintendent's
apartments, furnished with grass twine
furniture, enameled metal bedstead, with
tasteful muslin curtains, etc.
On the walls of the building are dis
played the state educational exhibits, but
amount of paint. Tile or concrete need
no such preservative. The bane of thi
owners of wooden buildings, rats, an
eliminated entirely when either of th<
three new styles of construction are
adopted, and that, in itself, is quite a fea
ture in the economy of construction.
It is suggested that the only solution
of this problem will be the ultimate de-.
atruction of wooden elevators by fire, anc
it is estimated by local grain men that in
the ordinary course of events all the bit
wooden structures will j?o up In smoke in
side the next twenty years and there will
be no problem left to solve, but that is £
method which will bring little consola
tion to the man who is compelled to suffer
Minneapolis is well up in the front rank
of cities in the matter of modern build-"
ings of this character, practically all the
new elevators built during the past three
or four years being of the steel, tile or
concrete, pattern. At the present time
the city can boast of two large steel ele
vators and a number of tile construction.
Another large steel building is In process,
of erection and another tile structure haa
just been contracted for.
With Thorns" was shown, with tie blooa
drops falling from the Savior's brow,
Pilate was next represented in the famous
"Ecce Homo" scene, wherein the rabbi,
refused to entertain the suggestion tha
Christ be released. Tha fall of Jesus be
neath the cross' weight and the subse
quent meeting with his mother, formed thi
succeeding tableaux, followed by a por
trayal of St. Veronica wiping the bloo.
frcm his face. The next living picture was
indicative of the sorrow of the Jewish
women at Christ's condemnation and his
prophesy of retribution on future genera
tions of Israel and was followed by tha
"parting of his garments."
When all had passed Calvary with bared,,
bent heads, a halt was made and there be
fore the cross they knelt in worship for
nearly an hour. It was a most lmpressiv
scene, as shown in the illustration. In th.
foreground are hundreds of kneeling In
dians, the men on the right hand an.
women on the left; In the background i
Christ (in effigy) upon the cross with th
virgin mother and the sorrowing Mag
dalene at his feet, and the Roman soldier
surrounding, while in the distance riae th
snow-capped mountains of the Cascad
range. When his side was pierced an.
blood dripped down onto the kneelin
form of Mary Magdalene the effect -tva
realistic in the extreme. At this pom
the multitude was addressed in Chlnoo!
by Rev. Father Rohr, who briefly retold
the story of the cross and exhorted his
hearers to follow in their master's steps
Then with a solemn benediction the
were for the time dismissed.
In the evening the procession reforme
in alternate companies, male and female,
of about a hundred each. Then by tr
light of torches and Chinese lantern:,
which gleamed from arches and numerous
altars on the grounds, the Indian wor
shipers passed once more along the wa\
of the cross, chanting a refrain fror
Gounod's "Redemption.". When the pla^
of the Crucifixion was reached shoi
services were held at each altar and afte
a benediction the multitude dispersed
Only once before, in 1892, has such
scene as presented by the British Colum
bia Indians been attempted.
Attention Kpworth Lcaeares, E»
cape the Heat and Dnat.
The transportation committee appoint!
by the Northern Conference knew tha
they were doing the best thins for the
greatest number of people when they se
lected the Northern Pacific as their offieia
route to the convention at San Francisco
The round trip rate is only $50.00 and th.
tickets are good until Aug. 31st. Reserv'
your berths now in the special first-clap
and tourist sleeping cars.
arranged in such a way as to enhance ta>
The results are most barmy, and wber
ever one may be on the grounds of the ex
position one constantly hears the inquiry
"Have you seen the Minnesota bulklinr
and its beautiful furnishings?"
Notwithstanding exasperating delays 01
the DaM of the contractors and workmen
the building was complete in every detai
on the morning of Tuesday, June 18, th
day appointed for the dedication of th<
building. Every Minnesotan, and particu
larly every Minneapolitan, should make it
a point, when ac the exposition, to visit
the Minnesota building* where he wil!
be made to feel thoroughly at home, am
justified in his jjride in the state, its in-,
stitutions and enterprise, as evidenced bj
its beautiful building and exhibits. ,