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THifi ARGUS. MONDAY. AUGUST 10, 1891.
RAIDED Bir INDIANS.
Romantic Story Told by a Mas
THE SEQUEL TO A BUNA WAY MATCH
Diwwnrd by Their rarenta the Voting
Cod pie Co West Reekie White Bring
I oa an Indian Ralil, and the Wife Dies,
' the Huaband I Left to Starve, While
the Bedaklns Carry On Two Little Girl
! Their Recovery by the Father After
Boston, Aug. 10. Caleb Page arrived
In Boston last Thursday from Dakota
frith his two daughters, having recovered
them from the Chinte band of Indians, in
rhose custody they have been for the past
twelve years. "In lSTi-," said Mr. Page,
"I resided on a farm on the old Bay road.
Hot far distant from the Mansfield, Mass.,
line. At a social party in Norton I be
came acquainted with Miss Clara Barker,
who was visiting in the town. It was a
Case of love at first sight. Daring her
ktay in the village I made frequent calls
Upon her, and upon her return to Kox
Lury a daily correspondence was carried
on. My parents noticed that all was not
tight with me. I had lost all interest in
the farm work. I told them of my love
lor Clara and that we were to be married.
My father expressed himself in decided
tirms against the union.
Married an iiot Cold Shoulder.
"Mr. Barker was also bitterly opposed
to the match. Vuder a pretense of visit
ing friends Miss Barker left her home,
and, meeting me at Taunton, we jonr-'
a eyed to Pawtucket, K, I., where we were
married. The following day I took my
wife to the homestead of my parents. I
I was met at the door by my father, who
refused me entrance. We came to Boston
and went out to the home of the Barkers.
Mrs. Barker received us 'in a friendly
manner, but Mr. Barker, upon his return
home and being informea of his daugh
ter's union, gave vent to his passion, and
ordered her out of the house. I came to
Boston, rented a room and obtained em
ployment at Littleheld's machine repair
ing shop on Sudbury street. There 1 re
mained for a year.
Concludes to bo West and Grow Cp.
A party of young people whose ac
quaintance I had formed were about to
Mart for the west, and I joined them. My
first landiug place was St. Joseph, Mo.,
where I remained sis months, finding
plenty of work and good remuneration.
A party here were about to start a train
nd squat upon land in the territory, and
I joined them. A baggage train was
formed and we started for homes and land
of our own. After a travel of nearly three
weeks we halted, and our party was di
vided into sections and took possession.
Make a Home and lrogtrH.
"Rude i.ciaes were built a distance of
about a quarter of a mile apart. I was
soon the owner of a fine herd The labd
was productive, the climate genial. Here
we lived in peace and comfort, and two
plump, healthy baby girls were added to
our family, which served to make our
tude home a paradise. Vie had been in
this section about six years, and were on
friendly terms with a tribe of Indians
who lived about twenty miles away and
who would occasionally pay us visits, my
wife exchangingome of the products of
our land for ornamental work. They
Beemed to think much of her and wouid
pet our darling:?, taking them in their
arms and running fast with them upon
their backs, but quickly returning.
Work of White Bloodthintinen.
"A caravan, in passing through our
settlement, saw some of the Indians and
fired upon them. They fled, and the next
day returned in their w:ir paint. My
little home was burned to the ground,
Inyself and family taken captives and tar
ried some fifty miles away. There I was
bound to a tree. My wife was taken wi'h
hysteria and died before mr eyes. My
children were carried,away. and 1 was left
to perish. Here I remained for nearly
two days, when some cowboys who were
returning from a cattle drive saw me, cut
the rawhide which bound me, and I went
with them. A few days' travel brought
us to a mining camp, where there were
traces of civiiizatim. Here I joined a
prospecting band. Vie were fortunate at
Made a Fortune at Miuing.
"Many mines were opened under our su
pervision, and representative of capital
ists were at our heels without stint for
the workings. Miners were drawn from
the surrounding sections, large wages be
ing offered them. Our party would sell
for part cash, retaining a goodly numlier
of shares in the companies. In a few
years 1 tad amassed a fortune on pajr,
and upon making it known that I was to
leave this section for the east I was lie
aieged by parties desirous of purchasing
my stock, the greater part of which I
sold, taking in exchange drafts on bank
ing houses both in San Francisco and New
Hears New of Hi Children.
Mr. Page arrived in Boston in April of
the present year. He had exhausted every
effort out west in the attempt to learn
what bad become of his children, but on
making inquiries concerning the fate of
the Pages, the following letter was shown
bim dated Near Fort Garland, Indian
Reservation, Aug, , ish: liI have just re
turned from the Indian settlement of the
TJrases. While there 1 saw two beautiful
white girls. They informed me in broken
English that their father aud mother bad
ben put to death by the Utes, and their
grandparents bore your name and lived in
Koxbury Mass. CllAKLES PlscKNEY."
A Happy Reunion at Last.
This letter was shown to Mr. Page, and
be was frantic with joy. A friend ac
companied him to the office of a provin
cial lawyer, who wrote a letter to an at
torney at Washington relating the cir
cumstances of the case aud desiring him
to consult the commissioner relative to
the case. Mr. Page soon received the nec
essary papers and left for Fort Brown
from where, with guides and interp reter,
be visited 'the reservation near Fort Gar
land and regained possession of his chil
dren. The lather and daughters arrived
n Boston Thursday and proceeded at
once to the house of the Barkers.
Sudden Meat! of a Balloonist.
Lokdok, Aug. 10. A parachutist named
Higgins made balloon ascension Saturday
at Leeds. He was accompanied by Miss
Devoe. In ascending the balloon struck a
telegraph pole. The car was upset, and
Txth the occupants fell to the ground.
The woman escaped injury, but the man
truck a fence in bis descent and was in
QUITE A MEflaV WAR IN CHILI.
Opposing1 Host Separated by Impassable
Monntr.im and Maying That Way.
Washing ton', Aug. 10. Mr. Aquilla
J. Doughirty, United States consul to
Callao, Pet a, who has ju'st returned frciu
that country, has left for the west after a
brief stay in Washington, during which
time he visited the state department and
the bureau of American republics. Mr.
Dougherty is fresh from a field where he
could observe the Chilian revolution from
a vantage ground and his views upon the
situation there are interesting. "The
present war in Chili," he said, "is the
most ridiculous revolution I ever knew or
read of. It does not deserve the name of
revolution. The revolutionists are sta
tioned at Ijuique, several hundred miles
from San L iego, where Balmaceda has his
"Bulmacxda has a force of 30,000 men at
h!s command "and the insurgents have
7,000. Between these two capitals of the
opposing forces lies a mountain range
tnat is simply impassabie by any armed
force. Tbe insurgents know this and
will not attempt it. Tbey have no ships
with which to carry their men by sea, and
if they had they would be destroyed, for
Balmaceda has the entire coast protected
by torpedo boats. Even if it w ere possi
ble to couvi-y their men where they might
encage the troops of Balmaceda the in
surgents recognize the hopelessness of
their success agaiust such superior num
bers. Tbe insurgents live well as they oc
cupy the r:chet portion of the country,
where the iiitrate beds are.
A Favorable View of Malniareda.
Mr. Dougherty takes quite a different
view of Ba maceda from that generally
held by the people of the United States.
Instead of lieing the tyrant he is pictured,
Mr. DoughiTty says, he stauus for all that
is liberal and progressive on the western
coast of South America. "Before he came
to power," said Dougherty, "there was but
one church in Chili, and marriace was
illegal uukssthe ceremony was performed
by a Catholic priest. Now there is relig
ious tolerance, and man can worship as
he pleases. Other denominations are
prosperine. In Peru it is quite different,
for there the Catholie church is the only
HAMLIN-JOHNSON CONT ROVER YS.
Evidence that Lincoln Wanted Johnson
for Hi Running Mate.
Philadelphia, Aug. 10. Colonel Mc
Clure publishes in The Times conclusive
evidence th it Andrew Johnson was nomi
nated at Mr. Lincoln's request. First is
a letter f n m Judge Pettis, who was an
active suppi-ter of Lincoln at the conven
tions of lsitvi and l&H. Judge Pettis sends
Colonel McClure Hannibal Hamlin's
original Inter to him (i'ettis) admitting
Mr. Linco n's preference for Johnson.
The pith of this letter is as follows:
When I met and conferred with you in
Washington and you told meof your inter
view with Mr. L. Lincoln, 1 had not the
slightest di ubt of your correctness.
W ah Sorry lo Re llifiabused.
"The ren trk that I made was caused
wholly heche you made certain state
ments of Mr. L. which I had seen, but
which I did not believe until made posi
tively by y u. I was really sirry to be
disabused. Hence I was truly sorry at
what you siui and the information you
gave me. Mr. L. Lincoln evidently lie
came somewhat alarmed about his elec
tion and changed his position. That is
all I care U say. If we ever meet again I
may say something more to you. I will
write no m re..'' A number of other let-t
ters from prominent men are printed, all
showing thit Lincoln really desired John
CENSUS OF THE ROMAN CHURCH.
The Tope Ha C.350.043 Adherents in
One American Communion.
Wasiiisc TOX.Aug. 10. The census office
Saturday issued a bulletin devoted to sta
tistics of churches representing all the
Catholic todies which have concreca
tions in t ip United States. There are
seven of these communions, embracing
the it oman Catholic, tbe Greek Catholic
(Unionatesi, in union with the holy see;
the Kussia.i orthodox, the Greek ortho
dox, the American, the Old Catholic, and
the Kefotmed Catholic church. The
Koman Catholic church owns cathedrals,
churches and chapels valued at f 11S,3M
5!t5, and has a total of C.io.OJo commu
nicants. In Three Ilig Archdiocese.
The archdiocese of New York has prop
erty valued r.t $s,9W,52; the archdiocese
of Boston, property valued at $t'..4T;.0T,
and that of Chicago, including Cook and
seventeen other counties, is third, n th
JfJO.MU comaum cants and church proper
ty valued at iJ.47,t'4. In the distribu
tion of con municants tlie archdiocese of
New York has -iTj.sn;: Boston. 41.n;s;
Chicago, :2.i.C40; Philadelphia. J.11,1CS:
Brooklyn, L-.Ts:; .St Paul, -i'J,4Sl. and
Baltimore, l&J.&C The body has churches
with a tota! seating capacity of 3,3fi0.iXiH.
llanlon aud O'Connor Were Victors,
HAMILTON, Out., Aug. 10. Fully 15,000
people witnessed the double scull race
here Saturday for the world's champion
ship betwoen Ed llanlon and William
O'Connor, in one boat and Jake Gaudaur
and William McKay in the other. The
i miles stake was reached by Hanlon
and O'Cot nor in 8 min. and 3 sec. On
the home si r jtch tbe leaders did not exert
themselves and when within a quarter of
a mile of tie finish they stopped rowing
and Hanlcn dipped his band in the bay.
They final. y won a comparatively easy
victory by six lengths in 1S:X. Gaudaur
and McKaj 's time was not taken.
Selected a Congressional Candidate.
KnoivillK, Tenn., Aug. 10. The Re
publican election to chooue a candidate
for the seat in tbe national house of repre
sentatives made vacant by the death of
Judge L. C. llouk, Republican, was held
in the Second Tennessee district Satur
day. Returns show that John Houk, son
of tbe deceased congressman, was selected
as the Republican Btandard-bearer by an
overwhelming majority, every county in
the district going for him.
Will Not Send Exhibit to Chicago.
LoKDOU, Aug. 10. The chambers of
commerce of Giessen and Griez and a ma
jority of the wool manufacturers belong
ing to the Cierman Central union have de
cided not to send exhibits to the Chicago
fair, but the merchants and the members
of tbe oldef t committee of the Mannheim
chamber of commerce have resolved to exhibit.
Ll tuning's Ieadly Work.
Arkansas Citt, Kan. Aug. 10. Near
Vinita, I. T., Saturday lighning struck
and demol shed a small house belonging
to Nat Sl.inner. Fox Bernard was in
stantly killed and five other men injured.
Three Boating Parties Meet with
Fatal Disaster. "
A TERRIBLE DAT FOR DROWNINGS.
Thirteen of the Pleasure. reker En
gulfed by the Treacheron Waves Six
Vaat in Dorchcater Bay, Four at I-ake,
Pewaukee and Three on Saginaw Day
Fatal Cyclone at Washburn. Wis.
A Circus Tent Brown Over and Two
Boston, Aug. 10. A sad accident re
curred on Dorchester bay yesterday by
which six persons lost their lives. The
yacht Nay. owned and sailed by Captain
J. M. Burke, started on a cruise about the
bay having on board four men and five
children. There was but a light breei-e.
but yachtsmen say the boat was over
crowded. In tacking the vessel keeled
over too far and the entire party
was thrown into tbe water. Skip
per Burke, aged 46, was one of the
victims. The others who were lost are;
Thaddeus Manthou, aged 30; Nellie
Burke, aged 11; James Burke, aged 8;
Thomas Carmody, aged 11; Annie Car
mody, aged IS. Vincent Burke, aged 14;
Fergus Churchill, aged 30, and Thomas
Ballard, aged 30, succeeded iu clinging to
the overturned boat, from which they
were taken by a passing when they were
almost exhausted. The bodies of the vic
tims have all been recovered.
Lake Pewankee Engulfs Fonr Person.
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 10. Four
young people, children of prominent busi
ness men, were drowned at Lake Pewau
kee, tweuty miles from here yesterday.
Tbey were out in a small boat with three
other young people. A squall struck the
boat, capsizing it. It was hpavily
ballasted and sank immediately, leaving
the seven people struggling in the water.
The names of the drowned are: Albert
and Emma Barth, Martha Kindling and
Clara Siecler, their ages ranging from
15 to SO. Their fathers are Louis Kind
ling, Peter Barth and Leopold Siegler.
The young people had been spending a few
days at the lake, which is a favorite re
sort. Irowued in Saginaw Ray.
We?t Bat Citt. Mich., Aug 10. The
thousands of people who visited Wenona
Beach, on Saginaw bay yesternoon were
shocked by a sad drowning accident.
About 3 o'clock three boys, were out
alone on the bay in a rowboat when it
capsized, aud as there was not another
boat near them, they were all drowned.
The boys, whose ages were Id. is. and 12
years respec.ively. live. I in Sacinaw. Two
of their names were Frank Winterbaiter
aud Charles Wiednieyer.
CYCLONE WORK IN WISCONSIN.
Wabbarn Tislted and a Circns Tent Torn
Dona Two Fatalities.
AsilLANP. Wis., Aug. 10. A terrible cy
clone struck this place at 4 o'clock yester
day afternoon, demolishing buildings and
tearing things up in general. A heavy
rain accompanied it, flooding the streets
for hours after. At Washburn ucross
the way from Ashland, the tor
nado's force was most furious. Busi
ness blocks were seriously damaged, and
seven people in one building were slight ly
injured. Professor Williams' circus was
giving a performance, the tents were torn
to shreds and scores of people were In
jured, but fortunately only two were
killed, George Bvbell and Louis Wilson.
The animals escaped from their cages and
ran wild in thestreets.
Cancrht in a Wrecked Building.
The postoffite building, a frame struct
ure on Main street, in which were half a
dozen persons, collapsed and caught the
inmates in what seemed to be a death
trap, but by a fortunate lodgment of tim
ers tbey all escaped without, injury, ex
cept two women, one of whom suffered
a broken leg and the nther a con
tusion of the head. Half a" dz
en other buildings are badly wrecked.
The roof of the Omaha elevator was lifted
up and da-bed into the bay, exposing the
stock of wheat, to the rain. Derricks and
hoisting engines at the coal docks were
blown ovr and ruined and many thou
sands of f;et of lumber piled iu the yards
of the Bielow mills were blown into the
water. The total los, there is about
$jiUA'. Here it is about SM.un.
ARE AFTER THAT SUGAR BOUNTY.
Prod ucers Propose to Make Over (OG.
v Washington, Aug. 10. Complete re
turns have lieen received at the office of
the commissioner cf internal revenue of
applications of ptrsons who, under the
provisions of the sugar bounty act, in
tend to make sugar. The commissioner
has been notified that 3,729 sugar manu
facturers intend tomake maple sugar, and
they estimate their production at ti.OUO.lXiO
pounds: cane sugar manufacturers to the
number of 732 will make sugar from cane,
and they estimate the production at 500,
023.700 pounds; eight manufacturers will
make sugar from beets, and the produc
tion of their mills they estimate at 29,210 -000
pounds while six persons will make
pngar from sorghum, the production of
which they estimate at 2,jU0,0) pouuCs,
or a total of O0t5,333,7y0 pounds of sugar
from all sources.
Think the Figures Too High.
The McKinley act, in case the sugar
produced contains 90 per cent, of pure
sugar, provides for a bounty of 2 cenl s
per pound to be paid by the government.
The estimated quantity of sugar 006,333,
700 pounds as furnished by the manu
facturers to the internal revenue bureau
as what tbey intent to produce, is con
sidered by officials in the office of the in
ternal revenue bureau, too high by fully
20 per cent., aud tbe sugar product is not
expected by them to reach 550,000,000
pounds at the most. If this latter
amount is the product the bounty will
Looking for IMamond Under Water.
New London, Conn., Aug. 10. Dia
monds worth (2,000 were taken from the
bottom of New London harbor one day
last week, and the diver in his mailed
suit who recovered them walks beneath
the river daily for another lot that are
also worth 12,000. Tbe diamonds did not
grow down there, but are the property of
Mrs. Boerum, of New York. They were
on board Mr. Boerum's naphtha launch,
tbe biggest iu tbe world, that was burned
at tbe eastern point (Groton) wharf one
night recently. Mrs. Boerum wants the
rest 'of those diamonds, and she paid the
diver who walked under the river big.
wages to hunt for tbem. '
All on one side
the offer that's made by the pro
prietors of Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy. It's $500 reward for an
incurable ease of Catarrh, no mat
ter how bad, or of hoiy long stand
ing. They mean what they say ;
they're responsible, and the offer
has been made for years. It's all
on your side you lose your catarrh,
or you're paid $500 for keeping it.
But it's safe for them, too they
know you'll be cured.
Dr. Sage's Remedy produces per
fect and permanent cures of Chronic
Catarrh in the Head, as thousands
can testify. "Cold in the Head"
is cured with a few applications.
Catarrhal Headache is relieved and
cured as if by magic. It removes
offensive breath, loss or impairment
of the sense of taste, smell or hear
ing, watering or weak eyes, and
impaired memory, when caused by
the violence of Catarrh, as they all
frequently are. Remedy sold by
druggists, 50 cents..
$ 1 00 And Upwards
CAN BX INVESTED IH
A POSITIVE AND SAFE
I 5 per Cent
Dividend Paying Stock.
Poll particulars and
Proapectus can be had
on application or addressing
S. L. SIMPSON. Banker.
64 Broadway, N. Y.
-NEW MUSIC HOUSE-
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
Housel, Woodyatt & Co,
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
Pieirjos eirjci Orrrais,
WEBER, DECKER BROS., WHELOfK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANO"
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE an i FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
fall line sl?o of email Musical merchandise.
J. T. O'CONNOR. Proprietor.
iau. xi 4 jjjgiitentn Sire?
This new Sample Room Is bow open for bosicese. Tbe best of Wines, Lieaa-.
schnell syndicate lots
SO. 65 1 140
140 44 4
SI 15 340
M. CH NELL'S ADDITION.
One-Fourth Down, Balance on Time to Suit Purchast
W m ynlnff U meat eoaplet Hm of Hardware tpwUltUa mi tammt to
Iilud bedda ear rervlar ttook of iupl aai bmOoW Eirim
nd Mechanic tools.
Poeket, Table m Kitchen Cutlecy,
Nails, Stem. Goods, Tutwari, Stovis, Eto.
OUVriMa-CUmMxOoutmAmms, "FJorMU- ao4 WDM Ha Tata laM
nan la Statu BoDara, Tmmi Gara Tnot TOtmt, Mmumf Timlin, fas
aWat Iroa work, Rambtnf , CoppertaUtblBt an Btaam Tiataag.
Wl B BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1823 Second aYenue, Rock Island.