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TROY, MO., WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1872-
Bout and Shoa Stirr.
J.C.'uOOMlICit. W. W. BIUKHEAD
Troy, - - IVliNsoiiri.
Dlt. BIRKIIEAD will ha In tho office all tho
time. Dr. UOODKICit will only be here
from 'time to time, due notice of which will be
'lven. Una for tho l'AINLliSS extraction of
''eeth actminlitered at all times by Dr. Birkboad.
August 31, 1871 v8n2fil
r t. Duwar,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
New Hope. - - Missouri.
Wilt practice In the Courts nf the Nineteenth
Judical Circuit. Special attontlon given to col
It C. MAGRUDER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Cnp-nii-Gris, - Missouri
Will practice in the Courts of the Nineteenth
Judicial District. v7n&
W. C. McFARLAND,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practice In the Courts of the Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit, aud will giro special attention
to collections. OIBjc Front room over J. It.
Knox's Hank. v'nlrt
CIIAS. MAUTIIVs Ji
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Troy, - - illissouri.
Will practice In all tho Courts of tho Nine
teenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given
to tho collection of debts. vOnli'J
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adjoining u..untie. special attention given to
collections and matter relating to real estate.
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of real estate. Abstracts of titles, warranty
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I style and ita table supplied with the best the
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and here all the comforts ot noma.
The BAR Is stocked wi'h strictly prime LI
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uln, etc.) also the finest brands of Cigars,
NOTICE Is hereby given that letters of ad
ministration were granted to the under
signed on the estate of Samuel Truelove, dee'd,
by the Clerk of the Frobate Court of Lincoln
bounty, Mo., on the 7th day of May, 1872.
Persons having claims against laid estate aro
required to exhibit them to the adtninis rator
within ono year from the date of said letters, or
they may be precluded from any benefit of said
estato i and if not exhibited within two years
from tho date of said letters, they wilt be forever
barred. Im30n22 K. 0. SITTON. adin'r,
JVTOTICE Is hereby elven that letters of admin
A.1 tstratlon wcro granted to the undersigned
on the estate of John 0. Uaugb, deceised, on
the 18th day of May, 1872, by the Clork of the
Probate Court of Lincoln county, Missouri
All persona having claims strains! said estato
aro required to exhibit them to tho administrator
for alluwanro within ono year from iho dato of
sain tellers, or luoy may bo precluded r, run any
benefit of said estato : and If not txhtbltcil
ithin two years from the ate of said tetters,
uey vm tie lorever liariod.
Ui2:ln2t Wlti.IAM Vi'AtV.lVM, adm'a.
fr Office Front room over C. C.
BY J. E. BADGER, JR.
Herbert Willis was born of poor par
ntt, tod by his own exertion had ob
tained a superior education, bis parents
dying while ho was yet u child. At tba
time our story opens, he was occupying
the position of book keeper in an exten
sive dry-(joods establishment in Quincy,
Illinois. The head partner, Mr. Clone,
was a kind, though proud man, and
noting that Willis was u very promising
young man, often invited him to his
house. Wbilo here, Willis met and
formed an attichment with Ella, Mr.
Stone's only child. Almost uncon
sciously the two young people learned to
lovo each other, although that love had
never been expressed in words. Mrs.
Stone was a cold, haughty woman, beau
tilul, though chilling as an iceberg, and
deeming her husband's clerk as buneilh
nor notice, treated him accordingly.
Thus matters stood when our etury
It was the eve of a grand ball given by
Stouo in honor of his daughter's eigh
teenth birthday. The two lovers were
itinding in tho consorvatory, where they
baa proceeded to encapo from tbe beat
of the crowdod rooms.
"Then, dear Ella, in spite of the dif-
ence between us, you say you love me?
lou, tbe beautilul heiress, lovo mo, the
penniless clerk in your father's counting
house I" spoko Herbert, in continuation
of a conversation, tbesubstanco of which
can be easily ituaginod by the reader.
"Yes, Herbert, I will say it. You may
deem me unmaidenly in doing to; I do
love, revere you 1 To me you are all that
is noble and great. What do I care for
niche ? 1 have enough fcr both I I
only wish your love 1" murmured the girl,
biding her faco upon the shoulder of
Willis, who pressed her to his breast iu
a transport of juy.
"My love you have had ever sioco our
first tneetiog, although I did not know
it until lately. The thought of having
to part from you soon, opened my eyes
and showed me bow dear you were to
"l'art from me? Oh, Herbert, must
you go? Why must we part ? You say
you love me, and I know I love you, oh,
how deeply I say you are jesting 1
pleaded tho in'iidun looking into Willis'
faco with tearful eyes.
Ell;i, I must go, and trust you will
say, 'Uod spetd time.' Ourcouutry is in
danger, aud needs the arms of all her
children. Would you have me stay
trembling at home while bravo men are
fighting for our home and honor ?" re.
proachfully uttered V tilts.
"lint you uro nil 1 huvu to love, and I
feol that some ureal trouble will come
upon us, should you go. 1 feel tli.it wo
will never meet again upon earth. Oh,
Herbert, it you love me, say you will
not go 1"
"l'illa, darling, you know that I love
you, but L must go. I baa hopnd ero
tint timo to be in the hold, but my lovo
for you bus prevented. Hut come let us
return to ti e bull-room or your mother
will miss us; you know thut 6 lie docs
not like, me and thinks you condescend
too much when you treat me kindly, 1
will tell your lather ot our love in tbe
"1 ou need not take tho trouble, young
man," interrupted a cold hard voice, and
a tail, stately lorm stood before them
"I can give you bis answer now. Uur
daughter shall never wed a poor upstart
clerk who has uuthing but bis pittiful
wages and a vast amount of impudence
to recommend him. Go, sir, and never
larken our door again with your pres
ence, or I shall havo tbe servants treat
you as you deserve 1 Leavo, sir, this
instant I aud she angrily stamped her
"Ella," whispered Willis, trust in ma
and all will com out right yet," and be
pressed bis lips to ber palo brow.
"Will you leave, fellow, or shall I call
tbo servant?'' cried the enraged lady.
"I will not trouble you so far, madam.
Ella, remember, and good night I" and be
left tba conseavatory.
"Ella, coma with me," said ber motbor.
They went into tbe house, and Mrs,
Stone led the way to her room, where
after looking tbe deor, she seated her
self. "Child, havo I not told you timo and
time again, never to speak to that fel
low? He is not fit company for you."
"Then why does father ask him here
il he is so bad? Besides, I love him I"
"Because be is an old be is so easily
imposed upon. As to your loving bim,
I heard yon tell him as much. But now,
I tell you, once for all, that you must
not think so of him. Pah 1 love bim, as
poor as a church mouse, while there are
dozens of wealthy men who would be only
too glad of a smile frosa youl I have
told you what to do, and if you fail to
obey me, I shall know bow teact," coldly
answered ber mother.
"I will speak to lather, he cares a little
for my feelings, if" and the girl burst
into a fit of hysterieal sobbings.
"I shall tell bim all, myself, and until
I get his answer, I shall see that you do
not meet this Herbert Willis again, as he
calls himself Youoan stay here, and i
will snake an excuse to the company."
Herbert knookei at Mr. Stone's office
door early the next morning, and the
merchant bade rum enter, lie imme
diately began his story, but was politely
interrupted by his he'arev.
"Exouse im, lr. Willis, but my wife
has already told m of the honor you
contemplate conferring upon ma, and my
answer i, that never, o Ions; i li.
shall yea Marry tap atysgfttaa. J
sir I" ho added, interrupting Herbert,
who began to speak, "I havo given yob
my answer, and dosiro no romarks.
Here, sir, is the amount of your salary, 1
believe, and one month's wages in ad
vance, I have sent tor an accountant to
look ever your books, and until they aro
adjusted, please leave me your address."
Herbert wroto down tbo required di
leolidn and left the room. That night
as he was sitting in It is room a knock
was given ut his door, and opening it, he
saw tho head porter of the establishment
holdinc a uote. It was Irom Mr. biotie.
stating that tho books had been examined
and found correct. Willis saw tbe man
hesitated as though be wished to say
something more, and invited him to
enter. He did to, saying :
l'loase, Mr. Willis, I saw Alii, Miss
Ella's maid, and'sho told me what was
tho matter. She says Mi-e Ella is nearly
down sick about it, and fur you not lo
leave town until you uet word from her."
"Sam, can you uive Alliu n nolo from
me without Mr. Stone knowing anything
"A thousand sir," replied tho man
"You Bee, I wails on Allio, and as we're
goin' to got spliced in the vpring, I goes
to see her often of an evening."
"Thank you, Sam, you don't know
what a service it will bo to inc."
Sara nodded, as if to say, "Don't I
thouch?" and Herbert sat down to write
tba note. He finUhcd it and handing it
to the porter, said :
"Bo very careful, Sam, and don't let
any person see it but Allie, because it is
of great importance.
"Trust me for that, Master Herbert,
I'll be aa dark as night about it," and he
took his departure.
W will not linger over this part of our
talc, but only state tbut the two lovers
met often, and that one dark night there
was a very quiet weudmi: n the uaptut
Church, with only two witnesses beside
the clergyman and clerk, Allie Hopkins
aud Sam Waton. Herbert had nt length
prevailed over Ella's scruples and induced
her to marry him in this quiet manner
so that the tie should be still stronger
that bound them together while ho was
absent upon tbe field of bittle.
Let not the reader condemn them for
their folly, if folly it was, unless they
know that they would havo acied dtUsr
ontly under the same circumstances
They wero young, and loved each other
deeply aud truly.
Tho couplo met often during the short
week that intervened before tbo bus
band's departure, and parted at last, in
silence and in tears Willis pressed tits
bride to bis bosom in on long, lineriug
embrace, and one kits, and he left ber,
perchance forever! Iho Illinois vol
unteers proceeded to St. Louis, thcuee
to tbe Potomac to join McClcllun. Time
passed and Herbert was promoted from
lieutenant to captain, then raajar, and as
yet he bad not been touched, although
ho was ever foremost in tho fray, yet he
hud something to livo for, bis wife
Letters passed betweon them frequently,
under cover to Sum Watson, who also
mailed Ella s answer. So nearly a year
parsed, when we return to (jutney.
Mrs. Stone bad a suitable match al
ready picked out for her daughter, one
Uhurles Lyon, a scion of one ot the most
aristocratio I'umilieN in tbo State, and son
of her bosom friend. Ho was handsome
and very wealthy, a fact that quite over
balanced his want of brains ; a deficiency
that was a virtuo in ber tstimutioti, as
it rendered him the more truo'uble and
likely to fall in with ber views, lie had
not tbo best meral reputation ; but that
was a fashionable failing and did not
matter. She brought them together at
every opportunity, anil after once beheld
ing Elm bo was a complato captive
Ha soon proposed, and wis rejected,
but Mrs. 8tone persuaded him that meant
nothing, and he continued the siege.
Then began Ella's persecution. Her
mother on one sido, ber lover on the
other, and when she appealed to Mr.
Stone, b too waa talked over by hit wife
and alto urged tbe suit.
So matters went on until the fact of
hor already being a wife could no longer
be concealed. In reply to her mother's
accusations, tbo produced her marriuge
certificate, that proved she was lawfully
a wife. Tbo mother wa nearly frantic
with rage when she learned tbe truth
that her child was really the wile of
Willis. She could have forgiven any
thing but that.
It wis given out that Ella was very ill
not expected ta live in ftot, and all
friends were denied admission to her.
But this proved a relief to the young
wife, for she was freed from tbe persecu
tions of Lyon, and she still received
those precious missives so dear to her,
from her busbnod. Hut then they sud
denly ceased, and news was heard of a
great and bloody battle. 1 ben the de
tails were published, and among the list
of Kille'd, was th name of Major Herbert
Willis. Mrs. fton handed Ella the
paper and stood calmly by while sh
read the fatal list. Uu what a heart
rending shriek wtnt up from that stricken
beart, as she read tb name of ber bus
band while that cold, stern woman, stood
by berside with a triumphant smile upon
hr lips. One shriek, and then tbe
stricken form dropped, and the fell for
ward as though dead.
But no, ber oup of wo wa not yet
filled, and she returned to consciousness
onlr to fall into a series of swoons. She
was placed upon a bd and a trusty ahy
sician summoned. That night a feeble
wail sounded in the roomanother being
had sntered th world and tb loung
mother lay in a death-lik trance that
lasted for days. 1 k baby-a putty tutl
ir wa entrusted t Allio, who p
tMrat) ts. V trf;kt t ! iii
of Mrs. Stone, and it wai carried to her
sister's, who passed it off as her own child.
lnr u timo it seemed as though death
would claim tho poor girl as its victim,
but skill prevailed, and she relumed to
consciousness and misery. Her hrst
ords wore for har child. Then hor
seemingly sorrow-stricken mother told
her it wus dead ; that it never breathed
from its birth. Oh, what a wail waa
wafted to heaven I How heart-rending.
bow full of anguish 1
My husband, my child I Oh Qod 1
let me die, let me die 1"
Mid that cruel woman feel one pang nf
pity or remorse 7 No, she stood there,
her face expressing grief, but her t.lnck
heart filled with joy nt the succet-s ul
her plans 1
Time rolled on, and Ella illis arnso
from her bed of sickness a mere shadiw
of her lortner self. Her spirits seemed
entirely crushed ; and she would sit day
after day in her room, motionless ut
death, with a dull, vacant look upon her
pale features, Instead nf reuuiuing her
strength, she seemed to be fading away,
slowly but surely ftding away. Mrs.
Stone endeavored to arouro her from her
tupor. but in vain, until clin introduced
fjhnrlo Lynn into her daughter's room.
When tbo invalids eyes fell upon Lit
form, she seemed suddenly to spring into
IHh ; her form dilated, her face lit up and
her eyes fairly shot forth fire, as, rising
from her chair, she flung open the door,
and cried :
Uol Lcavo this room instantly, and
never let mo tee your bated face ugain 1
Go, Charles, but await mo in the par
lor," whispered Mrs. Stone, her eyes
sparkling with joy, for she had accom
plished her object ; bad aroused her
daughter from her death like trance, and
that was one point gained in her gamo.
oho was right ; hllu s mind had been
aroused, and did not again return to its
former b'.'jte, Sbo reci ivcd callers, and
returned their visits; occasional11 at
tended tbo gatherings given by her
friend.-, where she wus certain to meet
with her persecutor, Charles I. yon. Shu
treated nun coldly, but politely, und
when he renewed his offer of murrtugo,
she told bim plainly that she had uu
heart to give; that it was buried with
ber husband. Still he persisted in his
suit, for Mrs. Stone assured him that
Ella's husband had only existed in her
imagination that it was but tbe chimera
ot a disturbed mind.
bout this timo Mr. Stone was taken
ill, and ufter a lingering illness bo died,
witli his daughter's kiss still warm upon
his brow, and ber baud clasped in his
Mis. Stone was absent at a ball I Alter
tbe fuueral, Ella's persecutions were re
newed, and as tho last tie seemed sun
dered by iho death of ber loved father,
that bound her to earth, is it a wonder
that she longed for deaih ? Tho peu
falters whon it would portray her trials
and sorrows, and we pass over them to
the last act of this "sad but over true
It was a lovely spring day aud all na
ture seemed rejoiced, nut there was
sorrow and contusion in the palatial man
sion of the Slones. Ella hud failed to
make her appearance at the breakfast
table that morning, and a servant was
sent to call her. Sho returned pale and
trembling, she scarcely knew why, say
ing that ber young mistress duor was
locked and ie could get no answer to
her knncings Mrs. Stone had the door
forced, and there, Upon the bed, lay all
that remained of poor Ella WiJIis. The
snowy pillow was not more white tuao
the cheek that lay upon it, the face was
pale, but composed, and a serene nulla
seemed to be playing around, the once
crimson lips. In her hand she elated
tiny vial, while tbe other was pressed
upon her breast. For a moment the
mother stood gating, as it petribed, upon
the touching, yet terrible sight, then she
fell upon her knees by tho bedside and
ooveriug the pale face of tho dead child
with passionate kisses, tb wailed forth
in her agony :
"My child, my child I Dead, dead I
And I killod you t Oh my daughter,
my Ella, speak on word to your motherl
One word to say you forgive me 1"
A band was placed upon her shoulder,
and turning she saw-Allio who placed a
slip of paper in her hand, saying :
"1 found it on tbe table.
Mrs. Stone opened it and read :
"Mother: When you read this I
shall bo dead and far beyond the reach
of sorrow. I have taken poison and
hope ere long to meet my husband and
child in the land of spirits. I know it
it wickrd but lie knows what 1 havo en
dured, and I trust ho will pardon my sin.
I do not wrilo to reproach you, for per
haps you thought you were doing all for
tbe th best. I forgive you all the pain
you have caused mo to feel, and if I have
done you wrong iu "id or deed, 1 pray
your forgiveness. I havo tried to do my
duty. Let me b buried by my child.
Mother, good by. Pray for you daugh
ter. Eli.a Willih.
That was all, and muttering, "send fnr
a doctor," tbe wretched woman sank on
the ground in a swoon The physician
came, but the young wifo was beyond
his aid. Ho was sworn to ttoreoy, and
it was given out that Ella bad died of
The day of tbe funeral came ; the ser
mon was delivered, and tho crowd had
dispersed, for th burial wa to be private
Tho last carriage had left when a pale
and careworn man dressed in an officer's
uniform ran up the tiurbl Meps and
rang the bell. He only had timo to note
the crape tied to tho knob whew the door
was opened by Allie,
"Mr wife I Is sh vjtll f" h falter!.
OV, 11. Keat, 4kag o
wero dead I" she stammered.
"My wife,' Ella, is he hero?"
"She is, come with mo I will lead
.you too her I" and th girl led him into
tho parlor, "bee, this is all that is left
of her I"
'Oh, my Uod t dead ! and I not litre 1
Oh, Ella, my wifo I my wife I" and be
bowed over the form of his dead bride.
That seen is too sacred for idle eyes
to gate upon.
I ho last tad rito is over, and a trio ate
gathered in th darkened library. They
aro Sire. Blono, .Major Willis, and Allie
Hopkins. Iho .Major is speaking:
"Mrs. Stoue, you wero the mother of
my murdered Ella, for the was murdered,
und you killed hor 1 But I will not
curse you ; no, grief is to great for that.
iMy heart is too lull. Hut here, and ho
pointed to the note Ella bad written ;
my she mentioned a child. Show me
where it lies and I will leave you to
your own heart "
Mrs, Stone bowed her head, but did
'Mr. Willis come with mo." npoke
Allie, "I will show you your child. It
is not dead, but lives."
"Lives, woman, lives? Do not snook
my sorrow by an idle tale. She said it
was dead I" and he gazed steruly upon
'Sho thought it was. But it lives and
Often as the strange wander through
tba touniry at Quincy tbey pause and
gaze upon tbe forms ot a silvery hatred
man and llttlo child, who are seated by
tho side of a green grassy grave whoso
simple monument bears the words:
'.My wifo; true in life, true in death.
II may bear the man tell tho listening
child that there lies her mother aud how
good and beautiful tha was. But be ever
adds tho wrrds : "Tao late ! Toe lat I"
WoNDEitFuiiUitAPE Vine. Among
the innumerable wonders of the Pacific
Slope the mammoth grape vine of Santa
liarbara, California, deserve notice.
Seventy years ago it was th riding-whip
af a Spanish donna, one of tbo earliest
scttltrsjnf Santa Barbara, presented to
her by her lover. Now it sproads its
branches over an area of morn than five
thousand square feet, and produces an
nually from ten to twelve thousand
pounds of grapes. Beside it grows an
offspring vine, twelve years old, fully as
prolific as the parent stem, and with their
branches intertwine these of a very hue
Gg tree. Tho donna who formerly owned
this vine and the land on which it grows
died recently at the ripe ago of 105
years. Before her death she conveyed
this portion of ber property to Mr. Sewer,
of Canton, Ohio, who proposes to give
the vine tb care it very much needs
The grapo vins is said to be twice as
large as tbe famous vine at Fontuinbleau,
in France, and larger than any found
among tho villa in th vicinity of Home.
Altogether, it is one of the wonders of
the world, and affords a striking example
of the wonderful vegetable growth of
tho Pacifio coast.
For a fair illustration of the depth of
alject meauness to which a mau may
stoop for official favor, wa commend the
reader to a letter, written' by Senator
spencer of Alabama. This shameful
crawling epistle, written a year ago, ex
hibits the senator in the light of a pro
administration senator, who is ready to
carry Alabama for Grant ; to give Grant
the Republican party in fee simple; to
do anything that tbe Presilent would
hare him, provided only that ha shall
have as much of tba federal patronago
as Senator Warner was used to have.
That gentleman, ho declares, bad fiv
sixths of tho patronsgo in the State, and
yet, he continues, though 1 have but s
little my friends support me I His allu
sion to his compact with tba President
and his declarations that ho has carried
out bis part of it, only shows how our
model civil service is used by the great
reformer himtclf, who it not aber male
ing bargains which tnoludo service ou
one sido and gift ot otneo on tbe other
Cleveland. Ohio, July 3. Two
butcher of Itoyalton, a small village
near Cleveland, having a grudge against
u farmer named Conrad Scbwetzer, living
in Partus township, seven miles from this
city, neot to his house last Saturday,
when they found no one at home except
n child about nine years old named Botty
alter, a grand daughter of behmeitz
They seized th child and poured out! oil
on ber clothes and let them on fire. Her
shrieks brought her grandmother to the
bouse, but th child was so badly burned
that she died in a few hours. Before ber
death however she told who the fiends
were who committed the terrible act.
On man was arrested for tbo crime, but
the evidence not being sufficient he wa
"Prisoner" ssid Squire Johnson,
awarding judgment, 1 it is a maxim of the
law that it is better lo err on the tide nl
roercey. The court has mtde up her
mind which side she will err on, am
nothing remains but tu err on that aid.
An Iowa man recently died from swal
lowing n pocket knife and injurious
medical treatment combined. H gut
along very nicely a long a tb knife
wiisoloied: but when tha doctor gave
I him opening medicine it killed htm.
Some one says that nur good doedx aud
kind acts ara uusio to us at midcight
A young lady translates the C. 0. D
on express package, into Call on liad.
When a bootmaker oommcnoes to
k loot tha first thing ha mes t th
Five Years a SfMvr'.
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How the Romance, was taken out
From the Kansas City Timet. . -Th
steamer Fontenelle arrived at this
oily yasterday morning, after a threo
month trip lo Fort Benton and the1
mountain. Among bsr miscellaneous
cargo of robes, fur, peltr'es and Nebraska
corn' wa a femal named Mis Amanda
Birber, ne Squatting Bear, who, in a fit
of fanatical romance, offered herself in
1867 as a voluntary missionary to th
Brule Sioux, then occupying the terri
tory between tb Cheyann river and lb
Big Horn Mountains, Dacotah Territory',
Miss Barber ereaUd quite a tntiorj
in th Eastern States by har marrjaga
with a young Indian named Squatting
Bear, who accompanied a parly af Sioux
to Washington in 1867. Mis Barb
was at that time a clerk in one of tbo
J)epartmonts at Washington, in a poti
tiou fctcured for her by Gen. ButUr, be
fore th impeachment fiasco. According
to her own statement, mid yesterday to
our reporter, sbe was brmly impressed
with the ideally and perfection of th
red men of tbo plains. Sh bad read
everything relating to th Indian tribes,
f iom tb reports of th Commissioner of
Indian A Ours down to th latest dim
novel. In a fit of enthusiasm or tempo
rary insanity, she offered horself to, and
became th wife of Squatting Bear, a
junior chief in tho Lou Horn band of
Brule bioux, and with him and his party
returned to the Yankton agency, whtr?
she was duly initiated into her nw lif
a a white iquiw. Her romantic idea of
Indian lite eeem to bava received a tum
ble shock since bor introduction to har
new home and relations, and though sh
endeavored to fulfil her mission as is
teacher and missionary to the btft of
her ability, her progress appears to have
beeu a slow as Ibo progress of civililita-
tion on th plains, ohe states that her
first great surpriso was being itquirtd to
mount upon a wild, vicious f-ouy, and
travel without sadd.e or attention over
tho country from th Missouri to th
Whit Earth river, a distance of several
hundred miles. Har inability to msk
the journey provoked mirth among har
husband s companions, aud finally exas
perated Squatting Bear until h bound
her with a rope to the pony' back and
led tbe animal himself on tbe westward
trail. Sbo was still mora surprised to find
her husband possotied of two other wives,
on a vicious, dirty squaw of forty year
of age, tba other a girl of scarcely four
teen years. Her lire in bis wigwam, or
tttpee, was not as bright and happy as
sbe expectod it would ba. Her hus
band s absence wa taken advantage of
by her rival's to compel her to perform
th vilest drudgery, such as gathering
wood, cooking meat, and seraping robe
for tunning process, but during Squat
ting Sear's prestnc at bom, Mis Bar
ber appears tu have been better treated.
Iter husband, in a violent fit of passion,
killed bis oldest squaw during tbe first
year sbe was with tho tribe, when, with
out warning or notice she was hurried off
to the main camp of tbe Brules, three
days' journey towaids the mountains, and
from thance sbs accompanied the tribe on
its annual buffalo bunt, where ska btcatna
ok form exposure and fatigue. Sh was
lalt at a temporary drying camp at Raw
hide rhr, where she attempted toescsp
by walking to tort trtterman, a distance
of sixty miles. For this attempt sbe wa
beaten until nearly dead and than old by
her busband lor tore ponies to a (Jby
enn chief, who sported th exprtttiv
sobriquet of Coo Coose, er.Baoonsid.
Mi wa taken JNortb in 1S70, and ba
remained with th Cbeyenn ever sine,
until thi spring, when sh mad ber ap
pearance at and claimed tb protection of
th uutboritios at Fort Benton. Miss
Barber' experience would no doubt make
story mora thrilling than that or tba
Escaped Nun." She is a woman rather
plain in appearance, skin tawny and black,
yes small, dark and xpressive, voieo
rather masculine and, in faet, just suob
oman at Mrs. Col. Anthony or Tenni
Clufliii weuld choose for a teoond in com
mand. Miss Barber conversed with our
reporter without th least diffidence, and
answered any question asked of hr.
She says that so far a tha romance of
Indian life is concerned, sha found none
of it. Her effort to teach and reform
the young Indian children wer tratd
with indifference and contempt. Sbo
learned th Sioux language easily, but
th Cheyenne dialect was bardar to ac
quire. She has a higher opinion ot tbo
Ulioycnnes than ot th bioux. Tbo
latter tribe, sbe says, are to blame for
nearly all the thieving and murdering
done in the white settlements. Sbe
found it aeoessary to paint and oolor like
the rost of the tribe while sbe was with
them, and twice witnessed tb murder or
execution ot white men, on soldisr
belonging to the 32d United States In.
fantry, who bad been taken while out
hunting, wbo wa burnt and soalpad ;
the others were two teamsters, brought
from Fort McPnerton. All three were
I unit t n place called "Saddler's Hill,"
in the Nr-hraska "Bad Lands."
Miss Berber has a poor opinion of
Grant's Quaker polioy, which she says is
a perfect farce, and is so rsgardsd by th
Indians She asserts) that thro will bo
no peaeo while men intrude into the buf
falo ring it tempt the cupidity of tbo
Indians by bringing stock and valuable
nut into exposod frontier tettlsmenti.
Tho ludiaut btvo th greatest contempt
for the whit man's judgment and th
eflinaoy of tbe soldier.
Miss Barber left th 4iairt aVo
tsnelle at this port, ond oftsr a few dour'
tost etarted eti her sray to its tome
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