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BEAVEK, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1895.
THE TOP FLOOR.
Noisy sparrows build their nesti
Underneath tho cares:
1 can almost touch their breasts
In tho straw and leaves.
From tho housotops o'er tho way
Curious pigeons peer
At tno as I rhyrao each day t
Only tenant hero.
Jloir they pout, and coo and kUf I
All tho bright day long! i
I can learn a trick from this t
Love and then a songi
3ong for Blx-poncol It Is well)
For tho muslo floats
Freely as tho notes that swell
From tho birds' clear throats. !
Ilcre's a song then; Llfo Is sweot.
Though It hurries byi ,
Cheerily tho world I grcot, J
Up six stories high.
Knowing little of Its cares:
Closer to tho skies:
A Lore who 111 rot climb tho stairs
In tho window Dies.
And I hold n man may loro
Nobly, truly, when j
Ho Is lodged so far aboro '
All his fcllow-inent
For ho breathes a purer air:
Days nro nover dim:
Stars that ttngo tho atmosphera
llrlghtor seem to him.
Suns nro warmer or, at least,
Shlno with greater grace:
". Katurc Is his soul's high priest,
And his tcmplo spacol
- And the world's rudo voices rll
For tho dlstanco to tho skies
Melts and makes thorn soft.
In n garret llfo must bo
Far from busy throngs:
Llttlo sparrows, chirp to me:
; Teach my soul your songs!
Teach mo that God's world Is sweet)
Though I dwell nbovci
With tho print of children's root
In tho paths of love
Sing and build your llttlo nests
Underneath tho caies:
Though tho heart that loves you rosts
Vlth life's fallen leaves.
Slngt for life Is kind ana sweet
As It hurries by;
Cheerily tho world we erect.
Up two stories high !
-rrnnlt L. Stanton, In Atlanta Constitution.
CHAPTER VI COXTINUSn.
While sho spoke tho basket In her
hand tilted up and down, and a myste
rious whine came out of it. Mrs.
Minny, wido nwalec, was being enter
tained by tho white-headed trio; they
wero discussing whether they would
rather have a baby or a doff to play
with; they decided in favor of tho lat
ter, for thoy never had a canine friend,
whilo there was a new baby every year
or so; in fact, tho oldest girl had a care
worn look on account of her duties as
nur.so. In tho door of the house ap
peared a white-headed child, who
called out, shrilly:
"Lady wants to know what's squeak
ing out here."
"Says she's going to get up and boo,
if Dr. A-corns don't come and tell her,"
shrieked a second white-head.
Miss Patten opened tho basket, and
n fluffy mass of disapproval bounced
out, spun around, and made a vicious
dash at Miss Patten's tinkles, whilo
sho stood a statue of patient endur
ance. "I'm used to it. Ilohntcs the basket,"
sho said, shaking' him off. "I can't
blame him, for I'vo fetched him clear
"Says sho just knows It's her dorg,"
yelled tho third white-head; and tho
doctor, with various inane cajolements,
coaxed tho dog to tho house. Luckily
Mrs. Macon removed tho infant, for,
with a wild bark, Skyo leaped on tho
bed, kissed his mistress' wan face,
her hands, uttering joyful little barks,
and then, remembering old days, curled
himself in a llttlo round heap at her
feet, looking at her with affectionate
"Put tho baby down and see if ho'll
growl," commanded Mrs. Minny.
"You heartless thing!" scolded Dr.
Mrs. Mncon gingerly laid tho baby on
the bed. Skyo sat up, all Interest and
amazement, then with depressed do
tncuuor slunk to his foot and scuttled
KNTXT DOWN AND OATHEIinD DOTH
TO IIBIt DURAST.
over tho sido of tho bed out of tho
room. How Mrs. Minny laughed! Miss
Tatten heard her.
"It's many lbng days slnco I could
laugh," sho said, grimly.
"Sho is only a child," said Oliver, no
wished ho had not come; ho bhould havo
cent his clerk,
"Is Aunt Hannah out thcro?" uskod
, "Yes. Sho brought tho dog."
"Is sho very, very angry with mo?"
plteously. "I did not want to bo caught
and made to go home. I want to toll
her, though, if sho worried how sorry I
"She can come if you will be quiet
and let her do the talking," cautioned
"I'll bo good," sho answered, eagerly.
"You know I do everything you tell mo
to. What will she think of htm?"
-with & look of pf-ide at the red-faced
bundle. 'After that she can never
call roe frivolous galn. Why, she's
quite a young thing In experience bc
eido ma. H'asn't sho good to bring my
Aunt nannah meant to bo scvero find
cold, perhnps to speak her mind a llt
tlo; she had not forgiven tho long,
nnxlous months; but the sight of tho
girl lying thcro white and frail, tho
baby in her arms, softened tho stern
old f aco, and with a sob sho knelt down
and gathorcd both to her breast.
"Craig," said Dr. John, sitting down
on a nail-kef, ''why did you como
"IJccauso you sent for a lawyer and
for Miss Patton. I connected tho mys
tery with the young lady I had assisted
to run away, whoso fato has been n
good deal of troublo to mo over slnco.
1 wanted to help her, if need bo. Is
sho very 111?"
"Getting better fast. It was mad
folly to start on a journey sick as sho
was. I don't blnmo you, Craig, for
that long ride and the risk you ran;
J sho is very winning, this troublcsomo
llttlo lady, and brave too. It Is a won
der whilt n woman can endure, a
slight frail creature whoso hand you
could crush In your Angers."
"lint she had," said Oliver, uneasily,
"plenty of money, had sho not?"
"Sho was traveling In tho day
coach, and has, I think, about flvo
dollars In a shabby llttlo purse. Miss
I'atten was right when sho said wo
should not see Mrs. Minny until tho
money you gavo her was all gono.
Where has sho been all theso long
months? Hy her finding tho dog, Miss
I'atten probably knows now."
"Yes, and It was as I thought
something entirely original. Near
ISoston Mrs. do Ilestaud got acqualut
tcd with an elderly femalo who ran
some sort of a retreat for aged pets,
Invalid dogs and cats. Tho Idea was
so novel Mrs. Minny decldod to stop
over and see tho place. Finding Mrs.
lllinn agreeable, and Syko contented
in the society of his kind at the re
treat, sho remained. She met a sailbr
from Newcastle in tho street one day,
and he told her Miss I'atten had not
been homo for a long time. So sho
decided not to writo nnyone, but to
remain hidden. Ono day a few weeks
ago sho came homo from the villago
much upset, and acted oddly; she had
either seen some ono or read some
thing in a newspaper, for tho villago
storekeeper saw her poring over one,
looking much upset. Two days later,
leaving a note containing board for
her dog, bIio disappeared. This Mrs.
lllinn, who seems to be a good sort of
a person, worried a great deal, looking
for her everywhere, and in her search
wrote to tho postmaster at Newcastle,
for she had heard Mrs. Minny speak of
having been there. Through that let
ter Miss I'atten found Skyo, and then
started for Denver."
"Sho may linve scon Do Hostaud, or
that servant o. his," mused tho doc
tor. "Well, now you are hero thougn
I'd much rather a stranger had come
I want you to draw up a paper betting
forth tho facts in this caso in proper
"I fall to comprehend just what you
"You sec," explained tho doctor,
"tho French people aro particular
about documents;, nnd between tho
property of Do Ilcstnud's father and
this child of Mrs. Minny's there is only
a feeble child."
"Mrs. Minny's child?" repeated
"Why, of course. Perhaps I had not
mentioned it. A nice boy healthy, I
think, and bound to outlive his cousin
across tho sea. Tho llttlo chap born
in that poor place, that switchman's
hovel, may bo tho heir of millions. So
there must be no llnw in Jus utlo or
the record of his birth."
"A child, and sho hero friendless,
nlmost alone." Ollver'sfnco saddened.
"Poor llttlo thing!" ho muttered,
"what a hard world it has been for
"Sho Is sensible about it, too," went
on Dr. John. "Sho wanted mo to
wrltcfor a lawyer and havo everything
"Did she suggest sending for mo?"
asked Oliver, oddly.
The doctor hesitated. "No: sho has
forgotten you, old boy. Women aro
not particularly grateful. Then it has
been a long time slnco she saw or
-heard of you. Your vnnity may bo
hurt, but is it not better that sho has
"Undoubtedly," Oliver said, coldly.
Ho went toward tho houso hurriedly.
"A freight train passes hero in a half
hour; I will go on that; bo got your
papers ready and havo tho peoplo hero
sign their statements. Miss Patten
should also got that Mrs. Itllnn to glvo
nn account of Mrs. do Ilc&taud's stay
nt her houso."
Mrs. Macon cleared tho kitchen
tablo and brought pens and Ink. Oliver
wrote swiftly, comparing his notes
with tho doctor's remembranco and
Mrs. Macon's assertions. Finally sho
and her husband signed their state
ments, tho doctor his, and then Oliver
looked nt tho clock. How hard that
writing had been to him no ono over
know. From tje closed door camo
tho murmur of voices ono that thrilled
every nervo arid sot his heart
fast beating. A feoble cry now and
then sounded strangely tho llttlo llfo
that had como In this far-off place and
that might mean so much in tho fu
ture. Outside, tho white-headed chil
dren played in tho sunshine. Skye,
liberated from his hideous basket,
which ho always regarded with terror
and plaintive whines, rollicked with
then, glad of his freedom. How in
finitely painful to record those facts
before him, and to think of her as he
had seen her first, that child woman in
her clinging yellow gown pu tailed like
a flower with Its wide rufilo, her glow
ing hair, her beautiful pathetic eyes!
Sho hud gone so far from those days
In bitter experience and suffering.
Was sho changed, grown saddened and
old, care-worn with thought? a calcu
lating woman, forced to be for tho
child's sake? Odd, in his mental pic
ture of her he could find no placo for
the child. Ho could remember her
with tho little Skye terrier and that
childish manner, but as a woman, a
Ill, friendless, homeless, no waif of
the Btreets was ever more desolate
than sho when sho stepped oft tho train
nt this barren spot, forced to noccpt
tho ohnrity of strangers. Her dead
fathor would havo risen from his grnvo
could ho havo known. Ilu every.
thought, his sister said, had bcon for
llttlo Minny. Well It Is tho dead do
"How fortunnto you wero on that
train!" Oliver said, suddenly.
Dr. John started. "Mo? Yes, It
was, and that I should have found our
llttlo runaway. I own up I looked for
her nil tho time I was away."
Tho door opened nnd Miss Patton
came softly In.
"Sho is asleep', poor dear," sho said,
gently. "I guess my eyes is red. I
was upset, and sho don t seem to think
sho dono any harm in not letting mo
know whero sho wos, sho was so dos
prit and scared-like."
"When you return to Iloston," Bald
Oliver, "have Mrs. lllinn make a state
ment of Mrs. do Ilcstnud's stay In her
houso I must caution you nlso to bo
very careful of tho marriage certificate
and nil other papers you may havo
concerning your niece."
"You can trust me," said Miss Pat
ton, grimly. "I took 'cm away from
that farm of their whon I was a-vlslt-ing
there, nnd I mean Mlnnlo'o baby
shall hnvo his rights, for ho's part Pat
ten, anyway, and would 'a' boon my
brother Sam's grandson. Sorry I bo
he ain't alive to seo him. Minny says
sho saw a Hosting paper that offered a
reward for her whereabouts or any in
formation concerning her, giving her
natno right out in the paper, and that
was what mado her go away from Mrs.
Minn's, who was a kind, good woman,
if sho is in a foolish business; but I
don't know why dogs and cats shouldn't
bo took caro of, and folks in Hosting is
always running to somo now freak.
Minny evidently thought Mrs. Hllnn
would toll on her and got tho reward;
but Mrs. lllinn said she'd 'a' dono by
Minny as her own child."
"Was that what mado her como
west?" asked Dr. John.
"Tho poor little soul thought It her
duty to go to her husband, brute ns ho
is," said Miss Patten, brokenly. "And
to think that I said sho was frivolous
and hadn't no stability! As much grit
as I'vo got, I wouldn't daro go to that
wolf's den on tho Troublcsomo and to
bo In that man's power. I always
thought he wa'n't right in his mind.
Minny cnl'latcd on account of tho bnby
he'd bo moro kind, and for tho baby's
snkevsho ought to make up with him."
Oliver drummed Idly on tho window
sill. Dr. John walked up and down
the room, that had grown so still ono
could hear tho ticking of tho clock.
"Wimtncn," said tho switchman,
slowly, "don't git no credit for bcln'
bravo and goln' through things 'count
of what they thinks is their dooty. My
" wimuen don't get no credit von de-
wlfo thinks It's hern to Hvo hero 'count
of mo, when she left a good homo back
cast. That llttlo woman in thero Is
larnln' tho woman natur' of cndurln'
for a man; but where my wlfo 'ud livo
nnd mnko comfort outer it, she'd Jest
lie down an' dio a-f.-ettln'."
"You've read her right," said Miss
Patten, solemnly, "an I'm goln' to
take hor homo with me. She ain't goln'
no further west, nor to no lono farms
in mountain vnlloys, which was nearly
tho death of her afore."
Oliver glanced nt tho clock, then nb
ruptly said good-by. Ho left no men
bago for Mrs. do Rcstaud, nor did Miss
Patten ask him for one. Sho was
rigid in her ideas of what was proper,
and hn rebpected her for it.
"P'r'nps." sho hesitated, "you'd llko
to seo tho baby. I could fetch him out
without waking htm."
"No," Oliver smiled; "a city bach
elor, as you called mo once, Miss Pat
ten, has no Interest in infants. I I
think I should bo rather afraid of
Ho and tho doctor walked up and
down beside tho track, waiting for tho
train. Tho latter had his big pipe but
not his flowered dressing-gown. His
embroidered cap wa3 at tho retreat for
invalid pets. Skyo had not chewed it,
Mrs. Minny nssertcd, for she meant to
keep It forever, especially now, as ho
was such a denr man.
"She she HUcs tho baby?" Oliver
asked, awkwardly, as ho lit a cigar.
"I am sorry to say sho does not man
ifest any rapture nt all. I think 1O10
was moro delighted to see her dog. I
nlwnva linvn tlin lde!L whon 1 Mn linr
... .. ..... . . ..... . .. ..... HV .....
with toung Francois that sho is a lit-
tlo girl playing with her doll. Sho is
afraid of him if he cries, and moans be
cause ho has black eyes and looks llko
"Well," said Oliver, smiling sadly,
"tho chapter Is ended. I have turned
u page In my life's story. Sho will bo
safe and sheltered now, and I delegate
to you my position ns adviser. In tho
next elopement Mrs. Minny makes you
must bo tho assistant. Thcro is my
train; nnd so good-by."
Oliver thought tho whole affair
would pass from his mind, especially
as Dr. John on his rctnrn said they
had gono to Malno aud Mrs. Minny
had never mentioned him; but one day
a month from that time at the '
switchman's houso a letter came to
Oliver. Ho looked at tho scrawly
superscription, tho postmark New
castle, and ho knew well Hannah Pat
ten did not attempt an Italian hand.
He smiled with pleasure: It was good
to bo remembered after tho long
silence,, nnd ho had braved many
dangers for tliftt ungrateful young
woman, tho worst an encounter with
her frenzied husband.
"Dbah Mn OLivcn: To think you were so
near and I could not seo youl I cried when
they told mo. I am not going to pay your money
back yet until I gat my own from Mr. do
Ilestaud. Wo havo put our caso In tho hands
of an old lawyer horo who was n collcge-mato
of my dcur dead fathor, and ho thinks I ought
to get a dlvorco, and his written to Mr. do
Ilestaud so. Wo watch tho baby closely, tor
tear Henri will try to steal him. I havo cover
thanked you for helping mo run away. How
good you wcrel I think of you often: but Aunt
Hannah will novor spotk of you, nnd folks hero
think It Is dreadful to bo divorced. Thoy say I
am sho that marrlod n Fronchman I supposo
thoy think ho Is from Canada and Is going
Into tho courts to get a separation from him.
For no fault of mtno I must bo dtsgracod. Even
Aunt Hannah admits I never ought to go baoU
to him: it would not bo kite.
"I had a ntco tlmo at that dogs' homo:
It was a tunny place, with tho nicest old dogs
and fats. Skyo bad n grand tlmo. Ono dog
was Oftccn years old and had to bo fed on
grucL Still. I think tailing caro of poor ant
mals Is better than thcosophy nnd thoso fads,
nnd Hoston doos havo soma roal good freaks.
I oxpoot somo day they will build an old maids'
home. You novor s.jw so many old maids ns
tncro are there. Mrs. UUnn has seven sisters
in ono of thoso Nowton towns thcro's an end
less chain of them and not one cf them tho
sisters, not the towns evor had a beau.
'l'loaso do not dislike me, or at tho mention
of my namo put on your haughty look, as you
did when I said things offending your nice
senso of what a woman's conversation should
bo; and wrlto mo ono llttlo lotter to say you
nro still my good friend. I shall novor ask you
to help me ag.tn: I do not need It: so you will
be sato In continuing our acquaintance Aunt
Ilinnah does not know I havo wrltton yoa I
get too many moral lectures anyway from her,
for sho says I must educate myself so my son
will havo a high opinion of mo. Ho does not
bother about mo, but divides his attention
principally In blinking at hor and tho lamD,
with n loaning towards tho light. That last Is
naughty, Is It not
"Always your frlond fas tho doctor calls mo),
Tnn TnounLr.soxiE LAnv."
Tho wouud was not healed, Oliver
thought bitterly. Why 6f all women
must ho caro for this ono and
bo so haunted by her memory?
Every look of' hers, her words, hor
gestures, tho llttlo yellow gown,
wero as plain to him after a year
as if ho had seen hor but yosterdny.
He had striven hard to forgot, to do
his duty. Yct was thcro harm in writ
ing Just a low lines? mo narrow patu
was terribly lonely In llfo not a path
that had been his in tho past; and yet
and yet sho was n child. That stern
honest old woman bcliovcd in him and
trusted to his honor.
Whilo ho mused, tho shock-headed
boy knocked nnd thrust in his freck
led faco. "Gent tcrsoo yer," ho said,
hoarser than usual, for thcro had been
n baseball match tho day before, nnd
ho had been excused from duty, because
his "muddcr was sick."
"Show him In," said Oliver, locking
tho letter In his desk. Tho last man
ho oxpected to seo entered tho room,
shut the door behind him, took a chair,
then, with almost a threatening ges
ture, moved it closo to tho desk. Uonrl
to in: CONTINUED.
DEAUTY ON THE INCREASE.
Tho Women or To-Dny Hotter In Every
Wny Tlinn Tliolr Grumlmothcrs.
Tho assertion that our national
beauty is declining is more easily mndo
than substantiated, for it is difficult to
adduce satisfactory ovidenco. Suppos
ing wo plnco In tho witness box n num
ber of octogenarians or nonogcnarlans,
we nro not wholly convinced that their
pleadings nnd opinions aro frco from
bias, it being an admitted fact that
elderly peoplo aro in tho habit of exalt
ing by-gono generations to the de
preciation of tho modern. I do not
say this is dono maliciously, but with
advancing years ono is apt to change
one's critical standpoint, and to verge-
on pessimism, if not bo actually
swamped by it, says tho Gontlowomnn
Nor can wo Judgo of a national typo by
pictures, ns artists naturally chooso
tho handsomest models procurable
I am inclined to hold, with tho Daily
Graphic, that youth may take comfort.
Look at the park in summer, go to our
country houses In winter, or nccom
pnny mo to tho covert sldo, nnd you
will agree that beauty lncarnato is
still among us. Tell mo If wo nro not
rearing our young moro wisely thnn
did our lackadaisical grandmothers.
Aro wo not cultivating graces of bod
ily motion, and sitting at tho feet of
hygienic sclonco? How can tho girls
of yesteryear compare with tho maid
ens firm of limb und sound in lung who
know nnd appreciate tho value of open
air and excrciso? Is coddling so ram'
pant? Is Julia now afraid to walk a
mllo or two In stout boots, no matter
what tho weather? Think it over
fairly and impartially, and I shall bo
surprised if you pass verdict that tho
allegation of declining beauty stands
Yet another word on tho subject.
, Mr. James Payn, in tho Illustrated
London News, Is gallant enough to
put In a word for tho prcscnt-dny girls.
Whether ns beautiful as formorly or
not, thoy surpass woinoti of all other
nations A friend of his who is famil
iar with Circassla tells him that tho
women of that country nro not to bo
compared with our own forgood looks.
It is tho picture outsido tho cream pots
which has misled the world. And it is
certain, ho odds, that eastern poten
tates who arc, or who think thorn-
, .. , --
. selves, connoisseurs In the
award tho palm to tho feminine popu-
lation of theso isles.
Tho constant inquiry of the shah of
Persia, on both occasions when he
honored us with a visit, was: "How
much do you ask?" addressed to the
fathers aud husbands of tho ladles he
had a mind to purchase.
Koinetlmts the Wny,
"Ho offered her his hand and for
tune. "Did sho accopt?"
"No. tho first was too largo and
second too small." Answers.
h'uDouht About It.
Lena Sho would bo better oft with
out her husband, wouldn't sho?
Laura -I should soy so. His llfo it
Insured forglO.POO. Truth.
Tho "Irish potato" grows wild In
tho mountains of Chili and Peru, whert
it Is undoubtedly indigenous.
NEWS OE THE WEEK.,
aioanod By Tologrnph and MnlL
l'EKSOXAI ANI I'OMTICAU
Tun bill of Sonntor Martin, of Kan
jas, favoring the Oklahoma soonor was
laid by tho senate committee on public,
lauds until next session to enable tho
iommitteo to more fully Inquire into
'ts respective effect.
Tub deadlock was broken In tho
Oregon legislature a few minutes beforo
autil adjournment near midnight on
Aa 23d by tho election of George W.
Mcltrldo to tho United States senate to
meeced Sonntor Dolph. Tho legisla
ture was on tho point of adjourning
lino dio when n final ballot was taken.
One member whohndsupportod Dolph,
vhcu his namo was called voted for
Mcllrldo aud tho republicans iinme
ilntoly wont over to tho "dark horso,"
giving him tho election. Tho now Son
itor hns served several terms as seero
ary of state In Oregon and Is very
popular. Tho silver men refused to
mpport Dolph for n re-election.
Tiik advocates of free silver, who
lavo been In session at Washington,
feel rnnfldont that they will bo able to
Jrgaulzo a now party. A platform was
igrced upon which plants tho whole
party on the plank of free silver, elim
inating all other demands of the popu
list platform of 1S'J2.
A motion was carriod in the llrltWh
houso of commons on tho 2Cth urging
.ipon the government tho desirability
af co-operating with other nations in
a n international congress to consider
what measures could bo- taken in re
gard to tho growing divergence in thq
relative valuo of gold nnd silver.
Postjiastkh-Okse' I. llissKi.i, on thu
27th placed in tho hniu.s of President
Cleveland his resignation, to bo ac
cepted upon tho appointment of his
Accomuxn to dispatches received
from Cuba, the rebels In tho provlncu
of Santiago do Cuba number about 120
men, tho insurrection at Hairo had
been quelled, tho Spanish troops had
defeated tho band of rebels reported to
have assembled In the province of Ma
tanzns and advices confirmed the re
port that Mnnuel Garcia, tho notorious
rebel leader, was killed during tho en
gagement. Tho Spanish troops wero
actively pursuing tho rebels. 1
Tin: president sent to tho sennte on
tho 2Stli tho nomination of Congress
man William L. Wilson for postmaster
general. Senator Vilas, H,i chairman of
tho committee on post offices, instead
of calling a meeting of ilio committee
to consider Mr. Wilson's nomination,
polled tho members of tho committee
and obtained unanimous consent to
make a fnvoriiblo report, Tho report
will bo made at tho next executive ses
sion. Tin; president hns sent to tho houso
his veto of two bills granting rights of
way through tho Indian territory to
tho Arkansas & Northern Kailroad Co.
and tho Oklahoma Central Railroad
Guv and Ellison Keel, brothers of
Ivibon Keel, who died from a bullet
wound received In u fight with United
States marshals some two months ago,
went to Ardmoro, I. T., on tho 23th to
avenge their brothor'o death. At night
they opened ilro on a posso of officers,
who went to arrest them. Guy was
shot in the head, but was still alive,
and his brother was lurking around in
An excursion train going to Mox
Ico City, Mex., on tho 23th, on tho
Intcroccanlc railroad mot with nn ac
cident. Whilo rounding n curve on tho
sido of a mountain flvo coaches jumped
tho track and wont down tho canyon.
Forty-two people wero killed and
thirty or more seriously injured.
I.V tho United States circuit court nt
Fort Smith, Ark., on tho 27th tho jury
returned a verdict against tho outlaw
Cherokee Hill of guilty of murder. Ho
received tho verdict with n contemptu
Tiik White Ash coal mlno near Cer
rillos, N. M., was the scene of nn awful
explosion on tho 27th, due, It was
thought, to tho accidental breaking
into nn abandoned chamber charged
with gas. Thirty-seven mon wero
known to bo working In tho four levels
at tho tlmo of tho explosion. Twenty
two dead bodies havo been recovered.
Tho scene round tho entrance to tho
mine was pathetic. Frantic mothers
with their children clinging to their
skirts wero praying nnd crying, whilo
willing workers wero trying to get fur
ther into tho mine.
Dunss reform was the theme of dis
cussion at the session of tho National
Council of Women at Washington on
tho 27th. The hall was crowded ns n
result of theannounccmentof tho topic
nnd many of tho prominent members
of tho council contributed papers. The
dress committee mado a vigorous pro
test against tho present cumbersome
skirts, high heels and constricted waists
and characterized the modern civilized
woman's dress as a demonstration of
Tiik London Chronicle's Vienna cor
respondent said that Prof. Wagner, of
the Vienna university, expounded a
cure for insanity to tho medical society
recently. Ho injected Koch's tuber
culino, causing a fever, after which
tho insanity diminished. He ropeatod
the treatment a few times, each injec
tion lessening tho insanity, until even
tually it vanished.
Two men got on a train at Stein's
pass, Ariz., and compelled tho engineer
to cut off tho car next to tho tender
aud proceed. When they had gono
somo distance the bandits had the en
gine stopped and they then discovered
tho express car had bcon left behind.
After indulging in somo strong lan
guage they mounted their horses, which
wero near by, and rode off, without
O.vi, person was instantly killed and
another so badly injured that ho died
nfter being admitted to tho hospital
by tho explosion of an iron cylinder
charged with carbonic acid gas ut tho
chemical laboratory of tho Smith,
Kllno & French Co., at Philadelphia.
The bulldluir was completely wrecked.
Tiiiikk hundred per-ons fleeing from
imnll-pox nt Hot Springs, Ark., ar
rived nt SU Louts on tho 28th. Thoy
leclnrcd that tho discaso was epidemic
ivlth thlrty-livo cases in tho pest house,
but that tho local board of health was
It was believed on tho 23th that all
iho victims of tho White Ash mlno ox
rioslon, near .Cerillos, N. M., had been
ikeu out of the mine, tho dead num
jcrlng twenty-flvo nnd tho Injured
At tho session of tho National Coun
ill of Women nt Washington on tho
JSth tho dlvorco law was tho subject
at discussion and Mrs. Kllzaboth 11.
Hrannls, of New York, advocated a
universal marringo nnd dlvorco law
throughout the federal government,
recognizing no dlvorco except for
Fiiik started In tho Kncstncr building
In tho heart of tho wost sldo factory
district of Chicago. Tho building was
crowded with men and women em
ployes nnd in tho panic which resulted
many wero knockod down nnd bruised.
In tho Lancaster caramol factory, sev
eral blocks from tho fire, some ono
sounded tho nlarm and 220 children nt
work mado a mud rush for tho exits
And rushing down tho stairways,
trampled under foot many who fell.
Kleven were picked up unconscious by
the ambulances. Tho loss by tho firo
wns S300.000, well insured.
Pltoi'KItTY to tho valuo of 81,000,000
was destroyed by firo on tho 27th in tho
vicinity of Deepwater terminus nt Hall
fax, N. S. All of tho government Im
migration sheds, wharves, otllccs and
other buildings burned. Sovcrnl fire
man wero Injured.
Tiik Mexican man-of-wnr, La Liber
tnd, which was believed t'o havo been
lost during the recent northers on tho
gulf, being ovcrduo eleven days,
anchored off the jetty channel at
New Orleans on the 27th, out of coal
lyul with her nails split.
Tub excitement nt Savannah, Ou.,
was still great on tho 27th over tho lec
ture of tho ex-priest, Stattery, and citi
zens were determined to uphold tho
right of f reo speech1 ngalust the Catho
lics. Four three-story buildings wero
blown up, but there wns no evidence
to prove that tho Catholics did It. Tho
police havo a long list of tho rioters
slid thoy will bo arrestod us rapidly as
Dktkciive Sam Faumi'U and party
nave had n tight with the Hen Hughes
;ung of train robbers, in which Hughes
was captured, one of hn men wounded
md "Snakehcad," an Indian scout ol
Farmer's party, killed. Hughes nnd
his gang are tho men who robbed tho
Pacific express car at Thurber Junction
In Now Orleans nt noon on J.ho 2rtth
Rex, the king of carnival, appeared In
a grand pageant based upon scones nnd
incidents from Fergus Humo's "Chron
icles of Fairyland," fantastlo tales for
old and young. There were twenty
magulficont tableaux in tho procession.
Tiieiie was an exciting tlmo at Sa
vannah, Ga., on tho night of tho 20th.
Kx-Prlest Slnttcry was billed to lcaturo
Against Catholicism nnd the Catholics
athorcd In forco to stop him. The
polico wero powerless to cope with the
crowd, which howled nnd jcored and
broke overy window In tho meeting
placo. Kloven companies of tho mill
tla were called out to escort the lec
turer to his hotel. It was feared that
the troublo would boworso on the next
FiltK did 810,000 damago to tho Hroolf
lyn city hall on tho 20th. Although
tho cntiro building was flooded with
water, it was not believed that any ol
the records bad bcon destroyed. The
cupola fell and the gilded liguro ol
Justice was shattered.
City of Mexico, Mur. 2. Ono of tho
frightful iiccldents in the history of
Mexican railroads icsulting in tho kill
ing of 101 peoplo und theserlouB If not
fatal injury of nearly u hundred
others, occurred Thursday afternoon
mi the Iiiieioce.uilo railroad, about
tweiity-fivo miles from this city. On
this part of tho road thero Is a steep
Incline, tho Hue at one place having u
sharp curve .vhero it rurih close to the
edge of a high precipice. Thii Is ono
of tho most dangerous places on tho
road. As the drivers struck the curve
tho eugino swayed l.o.ivily und then
ullliur jumped thu track or turuod a
rail. It dashed across tho space be
tween xho rails and the odgo of tho
chasm anil plunged dowmvard.
Throe coaches filled with passongors
dashed after it and piled up in a mabt
of wreckage ut the foot of tho preci
pice. Washington, Mar. 2. Representa
tive Wilboii, who was nominated to be
postmaster general, was continued by
tho bouato yesterday.
GuTintiK, 0. T., Mar. 2. Tho loug
expected report of the Stillwater Agri
cultural college was received by both
hoiiHiH of thu legislature yesterday.
It is of a highly benbational uuture.
It condemns the management of tho In
stitution from its commencement with
out distinction to parties. The report
Is rery voluminous, covering over 300
pages of type-written mutter. It wua
icid in the cuuucll aud passed fur fur
ther consideration, while tho quostlou
whether it should bo read or not occu
pied the house the whole forouoon.
Toi'KUA, Kan., Mar. 2. Tho follow
ing uuines wero sunt to tho senate by
Governor Morrill for uppellule court
judges: Fort Scott, W. A. Johnson, Gar
uet; Wichita, A. W. Deuuisou, of Dul
ler county; Garden City, Klrlok Colo, ol
Great ltend; Topeka, George Clark, ex-
assistant attorney general; Concordia,
T. F. Garver, who will be chief justico;
Colby, A, D. Gllkeiibou, of lluys
City, Denuifcou and Clark are popu
lists and Gilkeusou is u democrat.
New Yoiik, Mar. 2. Two buildings,
one in couibo of construction und one
In court o of demolition, collapsed In
this city yesterday and killed livo mon
and fittnlly injured or maimed or
bruised nineteen others. Tho first ac
cident occurred at 0:30 a. m.
What the Ijnw Mnkcrs of Oklahoma
nro Doing Ibr 1M People.
Itrnntutloiis In tlin llnimn Inking Wher
Mnmln "l-our I.n" School I.pusrs to
ba (Hi en In Clixrgi, nf Kecro-
Inry of the Territory.
ritOCKKDINOS TWENTY-NIXTII DAT.
Tho house passed tho bill creating
the Oklahoma Historical society and
appropriated 82,000 towards its support,
Twoiity-flvo kirecturs nro provided for.
Tho Editorial association having given
up its collection to this organization,
it is to have majority of tho directors.
Tho house passed n bill providing
for appeals from justico to probate
courts, aud on matters of law directly
from the probate to tho supremovourt.
IMtOCKKMNGB TIIIIITIKTII DAY.
A resolution offered by 5IcCoy, ask
ing congress for tho speedy making
of Oklahoma, Now Mexico and Arizona
states, was adopted.
Two separate colored school bills
were introduced, one by DoFord, und,
the other by Hendryx.
The house refused to concur in tho
resolution introduced in tho senate,
asking congress to appropriate monoy
for tho purchase of seed for tho Chero
kee strip settlers. It wants tho sot-
tiers In the Cheyenne nnd Arnpahoo
The houso pnssed a railroad bill of
considerable Importance. It provides
that tiny read going within six miles of
a city shall build Into tho city. Tho
bill was Introduced by Mr. Mason of
A resolution has been introduced
asking us to the status of tho Indians
that nro allotted, whether thoy aro
Untto'l States citizens. If they nro
found to be, it will clear a good many
present troubles, taxation of tholr per
boiial property and thu right to drlnlc
whisky being tho main ones. .
The council passed a bill giving pro
bate courts equal jurisdiction with
district courts in civil cases Involving
from 8100 to 81,000, and giving probato
court clerks tho same power ns district,
clerks, that of issuing process rind do
ing the ministerial nets of tho office.
Senator Doom offered a resolution in
tho council asking tho ways nnd means
committee to furnish a report to tho
council of tho Items of expense in tho
diircrent department!, of the territory
for which tho llscul appropriation will
Tho handling of school leases is to
bo changed from tho control of tho
goverhur-to tho secretary of,-tho t6rrl
tory, who Is to have 81,000 a year ns
ritOCKKDINOS THIIlTY-nilST DAY.
A heated dohato took placo between
Senators llaker and Holos over a bill
under discussion, introduced by tho
former, nbollslilug capital punishment.
The Oklahoma historical soqloty bill
was blgned by President PUzor of tho
council und Spencer of the houso, and
tho pens with which the bill wua
bliriicd wero given ns part of llw his
torical data of the institution.
A bill providing Hint hereafter tho
governor, secretary and auditor of tho
torrltoiy bhall constitute nn assessing
bouid to iibbebb railroad properly in
thu territory instead of tho township
iintl'vUy iihscsNora as now, has been
introduced by VIekers.
There Is a strong effort boing mado
to past: n bill extending tho paying of
couuly taxes until next fall.
The herd law was adopted by tho
house. Each county can vote on tho
I'lIOCKKDINOS THIItTY-SKCOND DAY.
Tho hnnd-lo-hiind affair between
Messrs. Vlckers, republican, and Nos
bitt, populist, has created considerable
ill-feeling among the members.
Tho houso passed the bill extending
the payment of this j ear's taxes to
The house passed a bill giving power
to sheriffs to bell personal property in
case of failuie to pay taxes.
I'lIOCKKDINOS THIUTY-TlHItD DAY.
A bill was Introduced by Mr. Little
allowing athletic sports and tho or
gnulzition of athletic societies. Tho
bill was introduced by request.
Tho bill does not provide for prlzo
Tho house passed a bill taxing dojs,
which makes them personal property.
A general divorce law pasted tho
husc. Tho only amendment to tho
piesent statute Is that allowing divorce
to bd grautcd on the refusal of either
party to roasonab'o texual relations.
It was attempted to include In tho
bill a provision granting a divorce in
case of insanity of either party, but
it was defeated.
The house speut most of tho after
noon in considering a school land
lease bill. There are many changes in
it from tho present method.
Tho council speut the forenoon on
the general herd law. It is a vital
matter to tho fanning portions of tho
territory, while the grazing portion
desires free range. The bill was re
commended for passage.
Mr McCoy Introduced a bill in thai
house providing for a bank examiner
and compelling tho banks to make flvo
statements a year of their standing.
Thu council defeated thu provision
now in the stutvlo book allowing Hens
on property for rent.
The sixth anniversary of Oklahoma
is little more than a mouth away.
A inquisition was made ou the relief
board ut Newkirk for "a little black
veil with bluek spots in IU"
The Oklahoma Experimental station
is being besieged with requests for
seeds. They have none und it is use
Itss to ask for them.
Tho father ot Mis. Rogers, ono of
tho victims of murderer MUllgau has
written to Governor 'llcnfrow urging
the exeutlou of MUllgau.