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THE DAILY DEMOCRAT
Edw. S. Harter Fred W. Gayer
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President Jahi V. Welsh
Vlce-Presldent a. T. Paige
Secretary Fbxd W. Oatxk
Treasurer.... Wiixiam T. Battie
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SATURDAY,. JULY 1
Geo. Werner and wife of Cleve
land, wisited with friends and rela
tives the past week.
Mrs. Dr. Spencer left last night for
Michigan, where she will visit -several
weeks with relatives.
Mrs. Ellen Williams of Creston,
was the guest of friends nud rela
tives last week.
Misses Emma and Kittie Whit
man were the guests of relatives at
Canal Fulton Sundav.
William Gatehouse returned home
from Columbus last Friday, where
he was attending school.
Henry Gardner and wife visited
with their daughter at Canal Fulton
The Ladies' Aid society of -the
Presbyterian church gave an ice
cream social at the town hall Friday
evening. It was well patronized.
Rev. McTanerye called on Rev. E.
W. J. Lindesmith t Cleveland one
day last week.
Mrs. Willie Whitman and little
daughter, Elsie, of Akron, are visit
ing several days this week with rela
tives. Miss Anna Yost of Massillon, was
the guest of friends Sundav.
Horseshoe pitching is the event of
me ciay nere. J. a. iueec.ii and Joe
Deibel claim the .championship.
The F. S. club will give a dancet
the town hall Thursday evening.
During the months of July, August
and September bowel complaints are
usually most prevalent and at this
seaso'n every one should be provided
with a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. The
only remedy that never fails to cure.
For sale by all druggists.
Jno. Smith and wife with their
neice from East Liberty were visit
ing at Freeman Daily's Sunday,
Ephriam Smith and daughter were
the'guests .of .A. A. Buchtel, Sunday.
Henry Snyder, wife and daughter,
were visiting at A. A. Buchtel's a
week ago last Sunday.
Farmers-are everywhere making
hay and the wheat is ready to cut.
The thresher's whistle will soon be
Aaron Swartz and wife from
Greensburg were visiting at Free
man Daily's last Sunday.
Our Sunday school held well at
tended children's" dy services Sun
day evening. A good program was
enjoyed. The recitations and song
service of the best.
Preaching in the church and school
house next Sunday.
The third annnual Buchtel reunion
will be held at Turkeyfoot lake
(Kepler's landing) on tne last Thurs
day of August. Please don't forget.
There Is more Cntnrrh In this section of
the country thnn nil other diseases put to
gether, and until the last few years was sup
posed to be incurable. For n grent mnny
years doctors pronounced it a local disease,
and prescribed local remedies, nnd by con
stantly falling to cure with local treatment,
pronounced it incurable. Science has
proven catarrh to be a constitutional dis
ease, and therefore requires constitutional
treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufac
tured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, Is
the only constitutional cure on the market.
It Is taken internally in doses from 10 drops
to a teaspoonful. It acts directly on the
blood and mucous surfaces of the system.
They offer one hundred dollars for any case
it falls to cure. Send for circulars nnd tes
F: J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
. Sold by druggists, 75c.
Hall's Fnmlly rills are the best.
Maggie Davis was in Akron
Mrs. G. Babbitt ana daughter,
Louisa, were in Sharon Friday.
John Shatter and -wife of Akron
were at the Star Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Koontz were guests
of Mrs. 0. Ream.
Mrs. Aaron Teeple and -two daugh
ters of Buckeye St., Akron, are spend
ing a week with the former's father
at his home at this place. .
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Keck of near
Loyal Oak spent Sunday with the
latter's brothers north Of town.
Aaron Eichelberger and wife, of
Marquette, Neb., are the guests of
relatives and friends in and about
the Star. The visitors formerly
lived at this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Nash, Aaron
Eichelberger and wife were at Doy
lestown Saturday calling on old ac
quaintances. Mr. and Mrs. James Harter went
to Uniontown Sunday.
Lola Wallis, daughter of O. A.
Wallis, our merchant, received a
diploma to enter the High school of
It Is Strange.
that some people who say they never
read patent medicine advertisements
will be found lugging home every now
and then a bottle of some favorite
remedy of theirs. We don't bother
you with much reading but just ask
you to try a .10c trial -bottle of Dr.
Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin for con
stipation, indigestion and stomach
troubles. 50c and $1.00 sizes. At
D'utt's Pharmacy, 029 South Main st
Dancing at the Gorge"
.every week day af ternooaadd
-evening. v tf
The Projectoscope and Band Con
cert, Lakeside park Sunday evening.
Excursions Sunday and July 4.
BTRADES($ ) COUNCILS)?
Lose One Of Their Own at Clinton
A Big Reception.
Ci.into.n-, June 23. When Squire
F. Deutsch left Clinton last week he
posted a notice in hib oflice as fol
lows: "Notice: Office closed. Gone
Fishing. Will be back soon. Take
out that the Squire had gone away
to get married and there ira con
sternation amonghis bachelor friends
The following item from Wednes
day's Democrat confirmed their
The weudinc took place last Thurs
day. It is needless to say that the
Squire's bachelor friends at Clinton
Will give him a warm reception when
he returns. They have already called
a meeting to arrange for the recep
tion and appoint the necessary com
mittees. Mrs. Samuel Wolf will sell house
hold goods at public sale at 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 1.
Airs. John .Blank ot Canal 1-ui ton,
called on" friends Sunday afternoon.
J. M. Goddard of Orrville, called
here on business.
The Childrens' day exercise in
the M. E. church Sunday afternoon
were well attended. There will be
Childrens' day exercise.-, in the
Lutheran church Sunday morning.
Erl. Frase and Harley BaMnger
'were on the sick list.
Owing to rain Saturday evening
the band was obliged to cancel its
date at Manchester. -
Mrs. C. S. Spangler and wife and
H. S. Haulk and wife visited at
Levi Grill's at Cleveland Sunday.
Pupils of public and normal schools
will picnic at Luna Lake July 15. A
fine program will be arranged for the
Miss Grace -Bowman of Orrville, is
visiting C. S. Spangler's.
W. E. Hollinger is improving his
premises by removing his barn to
rear of house.
Daughters of Liberty called on the
Barberton order June 23.
What would you do if taken with a
severe attack of colic or cholera mor
bus and your physician could not be
readily summoned? Provide your
self with a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem
edy and you will then be prepared
for such an emergency. It always
gives prompt relief. For sale by all
The Plantation social at M. New
ton's, Saturday evening, was very
fine. Some of the best singers in
town were as black as ebony and
6ang coon :-ongs, clear out of sight.
Some friends from Akron assisted in
a cake walk, which added very much
to the entertainment. Miss Bessie
Oviatt of Medina, gave several fine
piano bolos. Miss Lucy Carr sang
appropriate music for the occasion.
Miss Blanche Reid and Holland
Carter gave fine recitations. After
the program, ice cream and cake
were served. Proceeds go to ceme
Miss Celia Humphrey, who is
teaching in Columbus, is home on a
two months' vacation.
Eugene Hickox's new barn is near
The Misses Mabel and Ethel Han
son of Cleveland, aro visiting their
grand parents-, Mr. and Mrs. E. D.
Hanqock, on East hill.
Mr and Mrs. Harry Young linve a
Miss Marian Oviatt is visiting her
Taunt, Mrs. L. E. Humphrey.
Mr. and Mrs. is. s. Braddock have
returned from the"ir trip to Florida,
where they went to locate a home
Mr. and Mrs. F. X. Chamberlain,
313 North College St., Akron, and
James Chamber,- superintendent
Webster, Camp & Lane, spent Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hum
phrey. Miss Clara Link is spending her
vacation with her sister, Mrs. C. E.'
Damon at the Corners.
Hunt the world over and you can
not find a better remedy for bowel
complaints than Chamberlain's Colio
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. In
fact people from all over the world
send to America for this medicine.
For sale by all druggists.
Mrs. A. W. Carver, son Harold
and daughter Lucile are visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cook in Alli
Paul Freeman of Munson spent
Sunday at his uncle's, Dr. S. Fred
man. Mrs. Chas. Cobb and son and
daughter of Akron are visiting her
slster,.Mrs. J. H. Huddleston.
Mrs. Mclntire of Chagrin Falls is
spending a few days with her sister,
Mrs. J. O. Baldwin.
Newton Herrick of Akron is visit
inghis aunt, Mrs. Chas. Wilson.
Mrs. Betsey Clark has moved out
of the hotel into- her residence on
Sycamore st. John Blackmail and
family of Cleveland have moved into
F. A. Stanley of Lodi, and Charles
Crouse of Cleveland, spent Sunday
with their parents.
Solon Lacey of Saginaw, Mich.,
has been visiting old friends here the
Miss Anna Dodge was in Paines
ville last week attending Lake Erie
college commencement exercises.
Mrs. L. H. Nichols, daughter
Bertha and son Rex, are visiting
friends here. Doris.
Cure that ingrown toe nail by using
"Dr. Marvel's Ingrown Toe Nail
Remedy" price 25c. For sale by all
Best dancing floor in the
vicinity at the Gorge.
Dancing every week day and
Via C. T. & V. R. R. (B. & O. sys
tern) July 3 trad 4, good returning to
July 5 inclusive.
Some wheat will bo cut this week.
Mart Miller and Fred Swain each
purchased a hay loader.
The funeral of Mrs. Phoebe Bow
ern of Loyal Oak, will be held at the
High church on Tuesday afternoon.
Deceased wrs a sister of Mrs.
Elizabeth Stinobring of Hametown.
F. Swain and wife were in Medina
Tuesday, guests at the Cannon house.
Wm. Baughman and wife were in
Loyal Oak Sunday, the yii'-stsof Mr,
and Mrs. Miteoh.
Mrs. Silas Stottlerof Akron, visit
ed over Sunday with her sister, Mrs.
Mart L. Miller.
Mrs. Jackson L. Jones, who has
been quite sick, is improving.
Drowsiness is dispelled
Mrs. Bradish, of Detroit, Wrote
Mrs. Pinkham and Tells the Result
LETTEX TO UXZ. HKKHAH NO. 82JI0
' ' About two years ago I began to run
down and soon became almost a wreck.
I lost my appetite and began to lose
flesh; my blood was impoverished and
I had to leave our store.
"The doctors gave me a little tonic,
butlsteadilygrew worse and consulted
another doctor. He helped me in some
ways, but my headaches continued, and
I began to have night sweats and my
rest was so disturbed that 1 would have
hysteria and would cry and worry over
business matters and my poor health.
"Finally,husband tookme South, but
with no benefit. This was a year ago ;
no one can ever know what a winter of
misery I spent. Would bloat, after
eating and was troubled with palpita
tion of heart and whites. Having read
by happy chance of your medicine, I
bought it and wrote for your advice,
and before .having finished the first
bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound, the hysterics nearly stopped
and I slept soundly.
" I used seven or eight bottles with
such benefit that I am as healthy as I
can ever remember of being. I shall
never cease to sound your praises."
Mrs. E. JI. Bradish, 179 Due Ave.,
Mrs. Pinkham's advice'is at the free
disposal of every ailing woman who"
wishes help. Tier address is Lynn, Mass,
Every case is sacredly confidential.
A Millinnnlre JucLey.
Ancient Rome had its racing and its
it polar and well paid jockeys. Betting
ran high, and the excitement of the
people over the races and their favorite
color frequently led to bloodshed. Ca
ligula he -who made a consul of his
hcrse pas-ed uio-t of his time rioting
with the charioteers.
The circus was the place for the rac
ing. Tlio largest of them, the Circus
Maximus, afcout 21,000 feet long, could
accommodate 480,000 spectators. Seven
times was it necessary to race round
the spina, a low stone wall running
down the center of the circus. The
jockeys drove in a light chariot nsnal
ly four in each race and wore close
fitting tunics and leather caps of dis
That the profession wa? a paying one
we learn from ancient writers, money
prizes and wages being paid. The jockey
Crescens. at the age of 22, had amassed
a fortune, and Dioclec, king of jockeys,
left to his son more than $1,000,000.
San Francisco Argonaut
Excursions Sunday and July 4.
The Projectoscope and Baud Con
cert. Lakeside park Sunday evening.
First Excursion of the Season
To Atlantic City, N. J., will be run
by the C. T. & V. K. K., (B. & O.
system) on August 3rd, 1899. Very low
round trip rates with stop-over privi
lege at Washington, Baltimore and
Philadelphia. Consult Agents, C. T.
& V. It. R., pr address, J. E. Gal
braith, trafflc'manager, Cleveland, O.
A Terrible Threat.
''George,' said Mrs. Yonnglove, "do
you know that you have kissed me only
once during the past three hours?"
"Yes," he replied, "and if you eat
any more onions I may make it three
hours and a half next time."
She could only tremble and wonder
if it were to-turn ont that her love had
been misplaced, after all. Chicago
Temper, says an anthority, has fin
mense influence on tho tone of the sing
ing voice. An ill natnred or querulous
person will invariably have a catlike
qna'slr in tho voice, which is percepti
ble in singing quite as much as in
The population of the world increases
10 per cent every ten years
?g- Billow & sons
OPEN AT ALL HOURS
Warehouse, Ash st.
Office, Ash st., foot of Mill.
For Drugs, Prescriptions, Fancy
Articles and. Cigars come to the
CMe-xA- Drug Store,
At Ho. 1 123 S. Main St., Tel. 1372
ROSS BALYEAT, Proprietor
Manufacturer of all kinds of brushes.
Orders promptly attended to.
180 HILL STEEFT. AKEON,'0.
CUTTING SCHOOL REOPENED
Mrs. E. C. Glngell has reopened
her Cutting and Dressmaking School
and will teach one of the latest
systems. She is located at 408
Everett block, where she will be
pleased to see all former patrons.
Could never work such a magical
transformation on ycur eoihd
BhirtB, collars and cuffs as our up-to-date
laundry methods are doinp
all the time. We can. presto
- change I on a grimy shirt front, or
soiled linen of any kind,, so com
pletely, with good, pure washing
materials and skill, that "tbhti?
all the witchcraft we have need."
156 South High it. Tel. 6i
THE HOLE IN THE WALL
Refuge of Outlaws In the Moun
tains of Wyoming.
LEADER WITH A CHARMED LIFE.
Where State Law Hat Ao Standing
and otlcnnl Authority In Held In
Contempt I'lnn to Ritltl the Place.
Honest Hnnchmen Terrorized.
The to atllcd "Hole In the Wall" coun
try is receiving a good deal of attention
just at present lieean-e of the Jariug
work of one of the outlaw gans which
make their home tlieie. .i n.iiiritinj: the
Overland ejtprucs anil looting it" f miv
eial tlmii-.UHl dollar-. .- a matter o
fact, say- the Chicago IiiUt Ocean, this
natural fortress ha tignn-d cr largely
in the criminal history of Wyoming for a
quarter of a century. Around it has clus
tered scene of violence for tw generation-.
Xo wonder the corporation', and
stockmen made superhuman effoits to
head off the road aont luitid after they
had looted the treasure afe of the Union
PiTcific and started to retreat to their lair
in tbi' fngtiipfio or the "Hole In the
There is a pi ice of 3,000 on the head
of each man nho participated in the
hold up. Uvery man i known. The lead
ed i "T.aiiKhini: Sam" Carey, the most
notoiious bandit, cuttluoat and despera
do in the west, who has A. career of crime
extending hack into the palmy days of
Deadwood's fame ab a treasure camp.
Several times ha hi1! bands been wiped
out, but he appears to hear a charmed
lite. His companions are the two Itob
erts biothers wanted for many murders;
Jack Kenned, a iramblcr, horse thief
and man Killer, wit it a had record, and
"Mexican Jo," a half breed, who has been
chased over several western states by
vigilantes and iho would be hanged on
Theie are a large number of kindred
characters in the area known as the
"Hole In the Wall." The few honest
ranchmen in that section are forced to
give protection and food to those rough
characters or suCfer the loss of their
herds and their lives. The place is full
of desperate fugitives from many states.
Host of the men know they must fight or
be hanged ixhcn captured, and for that
reason all efforts to take them alive are
met with bloodshed.
The "Hole In the Wall" lies south of
the Montana &tate line, west of the Big
Horn mountains, east of the Yellowstone
park and north of the great wall of gran
ite from which it takes its name. This
natural barrier of stone runs east and
west from the Powder river range to the
Little Big Horn mountains, and it is one
of the freaks of nature of which this sec
tion is full. The southern entrance to
the Hole is through a narrow defile,
which can be easily guarded by a dozen
espeit riflemen and an army defied.
From Montana it is entered by a some
what similar trail. Over the rough wall
of stone surrounding the place as a whole
no horseman can ride. The Indians and
half breed outcasts from civilization have
used this place as a refuge when hotly
chased by officers of the law for two gen
erations. The inmates of the territory know the
hand of eyery man beyond the mountain
barrier is against them, and they help
each other largely as a matter of self
preservation. If one is threatened, all are
in danger, and they rally to the support
of one another on the slightest sign of
trouble. The majority of these outlaws
lead a very migratory existence and can
move as quickly and ns rapidly as In
dians. Kvery man is a dead shot. In
fact their very existence depends upon
.their dexterity with the rifle and revolv
er. The law of the state has no standing
there, and the authority of the nation is
held in the utmost contempt.
Very primitive frontier justice is the
rule, nnd the gun settles all disputes. The
men live in harmony as a rule, because
they do 'not dare to quarrel. Outlaws
from many 'states have gathered there
year by year, until the colony now num
bers perhaps 100 as desperate n band of
hunted men as was ever gathered in any
spot on the world. No officer has ever
been known to venture into the place.
Death would be certain nnd swift.
The neaiest approach to a raid in that
direction was the effort of the stockmen
to clean nut the raiding parties from the
nolo in 1S02, when they employed 100
Tcxns "killers" to go into that section
and shoot every man they met. The
"Mllcr,s" were well armed and mounted,
but they had killed but eight or ten of
the tough citizens of that community
when they weio suriouuded by the Hole
In the Wall clement and their sympa
thizers, and if the cavalry from the adja
cent posts had not. been sent to their re
lief none would hae returned to tell the
story of the fierce fighters they had met.
EATEN BY ALLIGATORS.
Tno Children I)-i,iurul Ilefore the
Rjpm of Their I'nrfntn.
The two ehildrcii of I'aul It. Xnegele
Weie recently ileionntl by alligators un
der the i-yos of their holpb-.-s parents.
Xaegfle and hih famil ciieiiiuppd on the
banl of ju bajon ir lagoun running out
ifrom-the shore uC Esptjntps lake, in Di
mltt .county, Tex.
This'lake, says the San 'Finncisco Ex
aminer, though far inland, is alive with
alligators. At certain times of the day
they wcr the hanks so thickly that one
can hardly see the mud. Their horrible
hissing fills the ah, and the odor of musk
which arises from them is so strong that
one can smell it three miles.
Xaegeie had been warned not to camp.'
too near the lake,-but he did nofunder
itand the danger and ignored the wara
bg. During the -night he was aroused by
ihe restlessness of his horses, who were
training at the ropes in snch a way th-at
they threatened at every moment t
break. loose. He went out to see w hat
was the matter, and, thinking some wild
animal might be worrying them, he took
an ax. As he came near the horses he
stepped on what seemed to be n long log
of wood. It squirmed beneath him, nnd
in another minute the jaws of a gigantic
alligator snapped at him. He struck at
it with all his might with his ax and hit
it between the eyes, stunning it for a
At this moment he heard a shriek from
his wife. Leaving the alligator he had
encountered, he inn to her as-NtaiiL
When he reached her. he found that an
other enormous nlligntor had seized their
eldest child, a girl of 4 year-, and was
moving away with its victim in its jaw s.
The woman, who was unarmed, was
tearing at the eyes of the alligator with
her bare fingers, howing the frantic
courage of a mother threatened with the
loss of her child. The reptile moved
away without paying any attention to
her struggles.' .Nnegelr- attacked this al
ligator with his n., js he had don" the
other, bnt this time he did uot hae the
same Micces. His first blow fell on the
enot mous thick scales on the back of the
animal, which remained absolutely unin
jured. Xaegele redoubled his blows, nud
the alligator knocked him down witli a
swish of its tnil and momenta! ily stunned
At the same time a second horror was
taking place. When the alligator seized
the 4-year-old gill, the mother dropped
the baby she hail in her arm- in order to
rescue the child who was being carried
away. NoLsooner had she dune this than
FCTILB FK-fir OP l'AOL -JTAKOKLE ASB WU"K
TO B'B TIIF.I1! CIIILBKKJ.
another alligator seized the baby that she
had left on the gionud.
While her husband was stiuggliug with
hit. alligator she attacked the one which
had seized the baby. The reptile bit at
the mother. It "did not succeed in get
ting a good hold of her. but made a terri
ble wound in her left leg as she sprang
back to avoid being devoured.
By this time Naegele was left stunned
upon the ground, while his wife was ly
ing helpless and bleeding profusely. The
reptiles moved quickly away with their
child victims and disappeared in the foul
waters of the lake.
Adventnre or Five Priest.
Bishop Moret and four French priests
were passengers on the last steamship
from the orient, says a Vancouver cor
respondent of the Sau Francisco Observ
er. Passing through tho thousand perils
of a missionary's life in the wild hill
lands of the interior of China, they were
destined to spend the most thrilling mo
ments of their existence near the little
hamlet of Banff, on the line of the Cana
dian Pacific tailway.
Towering over the town is a huge gla
cier, the wonder and admiration of world
trotters. Recently the railway company
has imported Alpine guides for the safety
of venturesome tourists who insist upon
Kcaliii-the slippery ascent. It is courting
death to make the trip unaccompanied by
guides, but Bishop Moret nnd his com
panions determined to go and go alone.
They started in the early morning, re
fusing the offices of the Alpine experts.
Not taking their seats at the dining tn
ble. the manager of the Banff hotel be
came alarmed and at 8 o'clock the Alpine
guides were sent to search for them. All
night they searched the hundreds of
crevices by the light of torches and re
turned next morning for food, continuing
the seaicii all the following day. At
nightfnll shouting and cries were heard,
mingled with strange chants. As they
drew nearer l e guides could hear the
prayers of the priests and their bishop
exhorting them to place their trust in
Not until the guides cot directly over
the half crazed Fienchmen could they
make their voices reach them, but they
were found at last huddled together in a
crevice some SO feet deep1 with perpen
dicular walls and glare jco on both sides.
A Menn SnhtcrfiiKe.
.Sharp Dame I must frankly tell yon,
Mr. Giux, that my consent to your
marrying my daughter has been wrnng-l
from ine nuder protest.
Mr. Gins Eh? Prote?t?
Sharp Dame Yes, sir. knew that
if I did not consent sho would disgrace
the fnmily by an elopement. When she
wants nnything, we all hare to give in
to her or tuke the consequences, and
long experience lias, tunght me that I
might as well try to fan off a cyclone us
reason with her when she gets angry,
ecpecially if there is a fhitiron or a roll
ing pin handy, and vo I jnat tiive tip at
once. Has the wedding day been fixed
on yet, Mr. Ginx?
Mr. Ginx Uni er not yet, and, in
fact, lmidnui, I'm I'm a little afraid I
can't afford to marry Goo-good day
The paupers In Japan number fewer
than 10.900 outpf a population of 3S,
000,000. In that" country it Is consider
ed a disgrace 'to be an Idler.
Tho 'nan who suggests a compromise
has usually been whipped. Behobotb
, IV IV
A Startling Condition of Affairs
STOttY BASi:i) O.V ACTHOKITT.
linn Entiv-; nvnKC ICno-n-n n-"Wln-diRos"
Desire to Eat Iln-nun Flesh
Grow Like Thirst In LpproBj- ami
Cannibalism in Canada snch is
startling discovery made through thp ar
rest of two Indians in the Northwest Ter
ritories on the charge of murder. When
thq murderers were arreted, they de
clared as their defense- that they had
READT FOB SLAUGHTER.
caught their victim red handed in.canni
baKsin and that, knowing that he would
keep on killing to satisfy his lust for hu
man flesh, they had taken his life to pre
serve their own.
Hard as it may seem to believe that
the practice of eating human flesh still
"exists in the North American continent,
says the New York Herald, yet the tale
of these Indians is supported by testi
mony of the mounted police, and mission
aries in the northwest also record in
stances of the practice.
It must not be supposed, however, that
the practice is one in vogue among the
tiiues as tribes. There are no instances
of wild orgies, at which the bodies of en
emies slain in battle are roasted and then
devoured by the assembled braves. The
instances noted in recent years are where
some individual, apparently influenced by
atavism, returning unwittingly to the
grew.some enstoms of his aucestors, sur
renders! himself to the horrible taste for
the Ul'sIi of his fellows.
The belief, of the Indians is that when
once one of these aborigines has returned
to this ancestral-habit he never-recovcrs
fiom it, and will slay at random to as
suage the pangs-of unnatural hunger. He
becomes, they believe, thenceforth a man
eating monster, a "windigo," for whom
the-cruelist death is only a well deserved
Father Dablou, one of the missionaries,
tells iu his journal of a' disease that was
quite common among the Indians. The
victim suddenly became a hypochondriac,
his malady developing into a mania. In
tho succeeding stage the insane man was
seized with such a hunger for human
flesh that he sprang like n famished wolf
upon all whom he met, "In proportion,"
says Father Dablon, "as he finds where
with to glut his hunger, it grows like
thirst in dropsy, nnd, accordingly, the In
dians never fail to kill at once any one
seized with this disease."
Theie were many cases of cannibalism
formerly reported among the Canadian
Indians, but it was thought that the prac
tice had died out. The declaration of the
two mmderers just caught by the police
that th mnn they killed had been guilty
of cannibalism is believed by the Cana
dian authorities to show that it still ex,
ists among the aborigines of the north
west. The chase and capture of the two mur
derers and. the tales of tho Indians are
told by the chief of the mounted police of
Edmonton as follows:
"Souison Moos-toos, the victim of the
receut tragedy, had turned 'windigo'
possessed an evil spirit with the craving
to eat human flesh in the present in
stance. The Indians stated that should
he not be killed he would assuredly kill
the remainder of the band and would not
stop nt this, but that anything in human
or animal shape would meet the same
fate should they come in his way when
possessed of a knife or Winchester.
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"This particular hand of Indians had
left Lesser Cave lake for a point upon
Smoky river for the purpose of hunting
and trapping in that vicinity, which is 7T
miles from the settlement, the route they
took leing entirely uutravcled except by
Indians from time to time.
"The first reports brought to the North
western mounted police of the murder
was by the native traders who had fol
lowed the band for the purpose of trade,
and barter for pelts. Such was the fear
amonc these people that they abandoned
their whole trading outfit, leaving also
their pack animals en route loaded up
with provisions required for their own
"The party of police. composed"ot Cor
noral Char'es Phillips and Constable
Warren, with Interpreter Plante, started
for the scene of the tragedy. Ihe police
first interviewed one of the natives who
had abandoned his outfit with a view of
taking him with them to recover if possi
ble his goods and also to have him act as
guide should the trail be obliterated by
the falling of snow. Tit' wns finally per
suaded to accompany them, but proved
of very little service, for the poor fellow
was so overcome with fear of becoming p
victim of the insatiable thirst for blood
which he had already witnessed that the
constant assurance ot the police that
they would protect him was necessary to
keep up his spirits.
"When the camp of Indians; was reach
ed, they had made themselves ready to
receive the police in a hostile spirit, but
the camp was approached eaily m the
morning, when most of them were asleep.
"A demand was made for all who had
participated in the murder, and. as usual,
a request was made for a powwow, or
talk, but this was promptly refused, and
a peremptory demand was made for the
murderers on the threat that otherwise
the whole band would suffer. This
brought out the fact that the real mur
derer was not .present and had left them.
The chief, however, told where he was
and surrendered another Indian also ac
cused of taking part in the murder.
"The band had moved ten miles from
where the tragedy had taken place. It
'was learned that" the body was left just
where the man was killed, without any
attempt at burial. The police found that
the body had been lacerated in a frightful
manner, the head being severed from the
body and stakes being used to secure the
body to the ground, piercing it through
and through and then being driven into
the "ground 12 inches. The legs were
chained to stakes driven into the ground,
and a large, gaping w;ound wns visible
where scalding hot tea had been poured
into it to make sure that life was extinct.
A grave was dug and the body interred
upon the banks of the" river.
"The place was of the roughest and
most inaccessible character, and the
whole scene presented a spectacle hard to
"The body interred, a return was made
at once, as our intentions were to capture
the Indian who had made good his es
cape after committing the deed. Upon
returning to the camp we were met by
the Indians, who wished us to hurry up,
as another of their band had become
crazy and had declared his intention of
eating a girl 10 years old who was in the
camp and several others were also bor
dering upon insanity, and had the police
not been present to calm matters another
murder would have taken place.
"The crazed Indian was seized and,
with the one arrested for mnrder, was
closely guarded all through the night, but
at the least sound the whole Indian camp
was thrown into panic, so great was the
fear of the man eaters. The next morn
ing the other murderer was fonnd a few
miles from the camp, and the three pris
oners were then taken to the settlement."
Strauss S:orj- of Dtanchs Bruokc and
A strange story of love and death
comes from Oklahoma Territory. Beau
tiful Blanche Brooke had the blood .of
the Arapahoe Indians in her veins. She
was the daughter of Ulatoa, a "quarter
blood," chief of the tribe in Oklahoma
Territory. The Kev. John Forrester
came to the territory as a missionary.
His work was successful, and he won the
confidence of the Indians. A year pass
ed. The-young people met daily. Their
admiration for each other began to reveal
itself in various little ways. Their neigh
bors and friends gossiped pleasantly
about a probable engagement. It wns
certainly a most suitable match. Its con
summation was doubtless only a question
But the piedictions of the people did
not come true. No engagement was an
nounced. Time went on until another
year had elapsed.
Everybody wondered and whispered
their wonder, and "sometimes the whis
pers reached the ears of those most con
cerned tho principals in this romance
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which was to become a terrible tragedy.
The people of the community gradually
grew impatient. They were not accus
tomed to mysteries. They questioned
each other, and doubt began to replace
their confidence in the integrity of the
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One moonlight night the pastor and the
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FORRESTER STRICKEN DEAD AT BLAXCBE
observe him. He saw that the girl was
iu an excited mood and heard her say
despairingly, '"Then you refuse because
of my Indian blood?"
The interview- between the two lovers
took place on a Saturday evening.
At church the next morning the organ
was silent,'aud the hymns- were without
the inspiration of Blanche Brooke's
voice. She was absent for the first time
in three years from service in the little
white chapel on the hill. And in that
hour she plunged into her breast the dag
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glances of those among whom she once
played in innocent, joyous childhood.
John Forrester read the burial service
of the dead over her beautif nl clay. "What
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His eloquence in the eulogy of the dead
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They laid Blanche Brooke's body to rest
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Passers by related that every night
thereafter the form, of a man could be
faintly seen there, but It disappeared In
the darkness if any one approached.
Passersby related that every night
over Oklahoma. The little chapel was
badly damaged, and the good folk of
Sacred Heait pitied those who were
abroad on such a night. .
At daybreak the body of John" For
rester was found prostrate upon the
grave behind the. chapel. He had been
killed by a bolt of heaven's lightning.
Pressed to his pulseless heart was a pho
tograph of Blanche 'rooke.
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