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t v , y. c ':i c . ' ." . c ;u THE BEAVER it? HERALD. i VOLUME t. BEAVEK, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1895. NUMBER -?w 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 Murmurlngly aloft; 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. Mk $&MffiW& 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 from Hosting." "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 eyes. "Put tho baby down and see if ho'll growl," commanded Mrs. Minny. "You heartless thing!" scolded Dr. John. 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 ems 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 Minny, softly. , "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 urn." "She can come if you will be quiet and let her do the talking," cautioned Dr. John. "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 dog?" 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. CHAPTEIt VIL "Craig," said Dr. John, sitting down on a nail-kef, ''why did you como hero?" "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 legal phraseology." "I fall to comprehend just what you mean." "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 Oliver. "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 her!" "Sho Is sensible about it, too," went on Dr. John. "Sho wanted mo to wrltcfor a lawyer and havo everything straight." "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 forgotten?" "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 mother, never. 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 not know. "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- IN' DltAVE." 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 him." 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 the Frenchman." "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 mm 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 do llcstnudl 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 proven. 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 matter, 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. th 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 btiecoHsor. 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 Co. ai!SCEMAXEt!Lrj. , 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 town. 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 ous laugh. 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 habitual Idleness. 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 getting anything, 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 misrepresenting matters. 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 lightecn. 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 adultery. 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 possible. 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 last October. 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 day. 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. nn: Mfinr, 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. LEGiSLATUJtti NEWS. 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 country Included. 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 Chandler. 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 bo Hiked. 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 cx-ofilcio officer. 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 question. 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 August 1. 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 fignting. 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.