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14 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; SUNDAY , JANUARY 18 , 1801.-SIXTEEN PAGES.
WEAK BATONS LAUGHED AT , To Have no Standing Army is Akin to Hav ing no Policemen. MAJOR GENERAL 0 , 0 , HOWARD'S ' LETTER. Ho HcvlciVH the Stand I MR Army , Its Organization , Duties nnd KfToc- tlveiifHH IJcncflts of I'rnc- tlcnl JSlllUnry Instruction. JIT MWOJl ( inNr.lllt. O. O. HOWARD. The ethics of Hov. Dr. Wayland of the Brown university , Rhode Island , nt put forth In his moral science becamebefore the rebellion the accepted standiird throughout New KriKlatifl. His proverbs were used , omitting hero nnd thcro a chapter , as bible truth , oven at the military academy. His teachings In the chapters omitted nt West I'olnt were against war and agalnstauy prep- Brat Ions for war. Charles Sumner when a young man com posed his great oration on "The Grandeur of Nations. " It was a superb array of senti ments adverse to armies nnd the USD of armies. And I hcsltato not to say that nt that time thcro was a scntlincilt nearly uni versal against war of tiny kind , offensive or defensive , ; against any sort of standing army end other forclhlo moans of public defense. The prophecy that thcro would como a tlmo when the lion nnd the lamb would lie flown together , was taken as if a command ; nnd the prediction that nations would learn unr no moro , n state , like the millennium , to bo wished nnd prayed ; for , was Imposed upon man and society as a sacred duty to bo at once performed. The ethical teaching arising from the Qua ker Interpretation of our Lord's practical precepts , necessarily created a deep.seatcd prejudice ngalnst our regular navy nnd our standing army. There was doubtless in earlier time ? , too , a strong feeling against the British regulars during both our wars with Great Britain. The largo proportion of mer cenaries tlmt made up the Invading forcesby their critcl and cniolcss conduct , added to this antipathy. And back of all that , there was the well reeognl/tod fact that in the time of ( Ji'orgo the Third , that the British common soldier ranked so low in the scale of humani ty that it was n disgrace to n civilian to asso ciate with him. This , it may be , has had n potent influence upon all families whoso an cestors came hither from Kngland. The immigrants from other nations also brought equally strong prejudices against the forces , often made up of conscriptsthat were wloldcd against their forces by autocratic power. At any rate , the Instant a war was over and armed men could bo dispensed with , our Now Kngland people have hurried them out of sight ; and the old arguments have como hack to begot again the same old condi tions of weakness nnd unproparcdness oven for a reasonable governmental protection by land and by sna. It is the pnit of wisdom to notice how quickly a "FortSumter" threatened the life of the nation , reversed the faulty , prejudiced common sentiment. The author of the "Grandeur of Nations" milled grandeur to his own nation by fosterIng - Ing the war power ; nnd urging the people to sustain the army which was mainly filled with tlloso who n few months before were themselves reckoned as non-combatants. How t'tio world rejoiced when General Gor don of England stopped forth , like Joshua of old , to lead relieving forces aud save a people from a cruel fate. And how puerile the senti ment that withhold from him the needed army. Doubtless our Heavenly Father could have Interposed his strong hand , staved the Mnhdl with his terrible hosts , nnd given to Ids servant Gordon , a miraculous victory ; but , In fact , Ho did not vouchsafe so to do. The delays of a sufficient force to reach Khartoum , bout back tbo MnhJI , und rescue the uoblo Gordon with his helpless depend ents , have sot back the index of the dial- plate of civilization at least a quarter of a century. O , for the proper preparation 1 The need how plain. A well appointed nod well commanded army , our God would , I believe , liavo blessed and helped in the time of Gor don's senseless exposure and barbarous mar tyrdom. Public sentiment , spreading from east to west , which , of course , ought to bo fostered In the Interest of pence , when it takes such radical freaks against the army and the pub lic defense as to bring discredit on the sol dier's uniform , carries with it n very decided opposition to all military tendencies in the education of youth. On reflection , however , It Is believed that , after excepting a few ex tremists , the majority of our fellow citizens recognize the right and the imperative neces sity of n proper self-pivservation , ovcu to the extent of exercising a governmental power over the taking of human life. Certainly a genuine patrotlsm implies strong , hardy virtues which are limited only by hfo itself , to hold in n firm grasp all nnurchy , whether it bo secret , insidious , plotting nnd undermining , or already or ganized and openly clutching at the tnroat of the republic. Arbitration , pushed with nil needed pn- tlenco and helped by exercising nil the spirit ual nnd mental force of Christian men , will now bo given to the forefront against any nncl every impending threat of war ; but spiritual mid moral force always require nn essential body-force to gain respect nnd to secure justice nud honor. Weak governments , except where they nro used for policy's sake , nro even today laughed at and Ignored by the great powers of Europe. To have no army Is akin to having no policemen , no fire department , no safes , no locked gates or doors. Without Bomo sort of an army , society becomes at once a prey to "dynamiters" nnd other crimi nal conspiracies. During the rebellion the service of our regular army cannot well bo overestimated. Once , military people , In thno of need , put their utmost confidence in a man because ho graduated fiom the national military school. They trusted him with largo commands , nud such still behove the West Point provision of leaders to bo a suftlcicnt guarantee for any emergency that may arise , But the truth is that the army experience after graduating , was over most important. The old army and frontier stuff commands , nnd the duties were thtrriost-gruduato schools that fitted men for greater scope , while the Mexican and the constant Indian wars , gave them the richest practical cxpcrlcncs. The little army of today is in itself a most pregnant nnd active school I mean over and beyond the armies and arsenals , the torpedo nnd engineer school of Wlllet's I'olnt , the artillery teaching at Foit Monroe , the cavalry at Fort Illloy nnd the infantry nt Fort Leaven worth. At all the posts and gar risons there is nn extensive curriculum of theoretic and practical military Instruction that is lining every intelligent , patriotio oniccraud man to handle armies. It is nil this-tho recular in army entirety-stall und line , brings by Its constant study and prao llco the art of war up to date ; assimilates all the now discoveries In mechanics to the country's needs ; follows up with experi ments all the advances in electricity , high ex plosives , the use of steel and other metals , hydraulics nnd stam power. True. It Is nn honor to uuvo graduated at West Point , but t should bo nn equal honor , provided the knowledge and fitness bo tbo same , to have graduated nt any school. The test put upon the young man is in the regular army. What has bo done therei What can ho do under the now post-grnduato relationship I Embraced with the officers of the regular ecrvlco were the non-cooimlssloned ofllcers and privates. Before the war of rebellion thorp was clear-cut training nnd intelligent discipline. Those faithful servants of the government have not yet received the high consideration duo them. Their history , some of it Is on record in dry documents or burieii In bushels of well-folded oftlclal reports , can not well bo written. At the great rebellion outbreak many oftlcors sympathizing with se cession resigned their commissions nnd many deserted their flag. It is the proud boast of all enlisted men of the regular army that their predecessors m the ranks were to n man , steadfast to tno union. And , truly , 1 ; any such enlisted soldier deserted to join tbo confederacy 1 have yet to hear his name. When a local military company is formed as is often the case , in a country district or village , it is a great desideratum to get at cx-rcgular soldier to teach and drill. He is always treated with great attention and ro spool. But if a young man chhucos to culls for honorublo employment in the regular army , the dwellers In Us district or village y\iy \ his family , make him a social outcast LO ecrylngbls fall , and scoff at his uniform ns i badge of disgrace. This ought not to bc- t Is not the caw now In our Kuropsan coun rics , The soldiers of our small army arc , as a clam , self-respecting men. They nro lion- rablc , trustworthy and upright In conduct , n morals and manners certnlnly they com- Lire favorably with the average people In ho communities where they happen to bo tntloned. If ono soldier become- * the worse or liquor a thousand people notice his unl- onn nnd the army gets a widespread credit or drunkenness ; whereas the civil tan drunk- ml gives but limited disgrace. Where the oldlcr gets reported and punished , oxtcnd- ng his Ill-repute , the civilian escapes notice , njurlng only himself and his poor family , The present authorized strength of the army Is 1:3,532 : officers nnd men. General ofllcers , 0 officers. Adjutant general's department , 17 officers. Inspector general's ' department , 7 ofllcers. Judge advocate general's department , 8 ifllccrs. Quartermaster's department , 01 ofllcers and W post quartermaster sergeants. Subsistence department , 2d ofilcors nnd 120 commissary sergeants. Medical department , 135 ofllcers and 770 molnbors of hospital corps. Pay department ofllcers. Corps of engineers , 11U officers nnd 500 on- isteil men. Ordnance department , 58 officers nnd 5-10 enlisted men. Signal corps ( to ho organized ) , 15 ofllcors nnd 320 enlisted men. Post chaplains nnd regimental chaplains of colored regiments , ill. This completes the general ofllcers and tnft of the army. Of the major general * vthrcc in number ) ouo commands the army nnd the others each a division , cmbraclngono or moro departments. The six brigadier generals usually command depirtmonts. The divisions and departments are geographical nib-divisions embracing several states , nud , ho general's command consists of the troops itatloncd within the limits of this command. The duties of the staff are indicated by heir names. Ono ofllcer of each of the first six departments Is oa duty at each division nnd department headquarters , to do the do- alled work of his department in command. Besides the quartermaster , commissary and nodical departments each conducts a system of purchasing nnd supply depots directly un- ler the secretary of war and free from mili tary command. The medical department each also furnishes the medical officers for duty at the military post. The corps of on- jinocrs , ordnance department and signal : orps nro separate from the rest of the army n their work , the former chiefly on the Ivors and harbor improvements , the second n the construction of guns nnd other ord nance stores , nnd the latter ns n weather bureau , all directly under the secretary of var's direction , A new law , not yet in oper ation , takes tbo weather bureau work from , ho signal corps. The chaplains nro supplied .o military posts as far us their number will permit. The line of the army consists of INrANTItY. Twenty-five regiments of infantry of ten companies each , of vhlch eight nro with the colors and two unorganized ; each company composed of 1 Captain , 2 Musicians. 1 First Lieutenant , 2 Artificers , 1 Second LlouU'imnt , 1 Wagoner , 1 First Bersoant , 40 1'rlvates , 4 SorKuantH , 4 Corporals , 03 Aggregate , To each regiment : 1 colonel , 1 nontenant colonel , 1 major , 1 adjutant , 1 It. Q.M. : f > I companies of CJ ngKrcxato u'J4 0 olllccrsof unorganised companies 0 S'on-coinmlssloned stair ami regimental lion-commissioned stall ft Aggregate & -0 CAVAi.nr. Ten regiments of cavalry of twelve troops each , of which ten nro with the colors and AVO unorganized , each troop composed of 1 Cnptntn. 2 Farriers and Ulack- 1 First Lloutunant , smiths , 1 Second Lieutenant , 1 Saddler. 1 First Sergeant , 1 'Wagoner , 6 Sergeants , 44 Privates , 4 Corporals , U.Tium.ictcri. 03 Aggregate. To each regiment : 1 colonel , t lieutenant colonel , 3 majors , 1 adjutant , 1 It , Q. Jl 1 10 troops of 0.1 asgrcgato 030 N'on-commlssluned stulf inul regimental non-commissioned oQlccrs t > Aggregate C43 AKTII-LCRV. Five regiments of artillery of twelve bat teries each , of which ten are heavy aid two light Each battery is composed ns follows : Heavy. Light. 1 Captain , - > 1 Captain , 2 First Lieutenants.1 B First Lloutcnanti , 1 Second Lieutenant , 1 Secoild Lieutenant , 1 First Sorguunt , 1 First Sergeant , | 1 Sergeants 0 Serjio.ints , ; 4 Corporals 4 Corporals , o2 Musicians , 2 Musicians , [ 2 Artlllcers , 2 Artlflers , A Waaoncr , 1 Wagoner , 40 Privates 40 1'rlvntes. Cl ARgrosatc. CO Aggregate. Toencli rojfinont : 1 colonel , 1 lieutenant colonel , 3 majors , 1 adjutant , ! regimental quartermaster. . . . 8 1 extra second lluuteniint for battery at Fort Sloiiroo aitlllerv bdiool. 10 hoavv buttoilusof l4 aKgrosato . CIO 2 light batteries of ( UiiKKrcftuto. . . . . . . 138 N'on-roininl'sloned BtalV and regimental non-coinuilssloncd olllccrs . 5 Aggregate . 701 llECAriTUI.ATlO.V Of TUB LINE. KnllstcilMcn. Oillccrs. Infantry , 25 regiments (8 ( com- panics i-iieli ) . . . 12,125 875 Caviiliy , 10 regiments (10 ( com panies each ) . . 0,050 430 Artillery , ft regiments (12 ( bat- torlcsoaoh ) . 3.075 2SO Total . 21,850 1.85 The lawful size of the army is 25,000 enlist ed men , besides these ullowoJ for hospital signal corps. Of this number 8.150 nro re quired for engineer arid ordnance depart ments , West Point detachment , prison guard at Fort Lcavcnwoyth , non-commlssionecl start officers , recruits , soldiers at recruiting depots nnd Indian scouts. Recruits have to besought sought after vacancies occur. Therefore , the result Is our standing army for war would in all probnblity , supply not moio than 20,000 , combatants in the ranks. It Is but a nucleus , but with its staff ma. chinery , geographical divisions , arsenals , ar mories , permanent worKs and numerous de pots for the renuired supplies. It can readily bo expanded as heretofore , fairly to meet the needs of u sudden war. The regular army rightly made up at once permeates the mass of the national guard and volunteers , aud Is like good seed sown iu good ground. A CVLIXAltV CttlTIC. John Bull , ho loves his beef and ale , His pudding full of plums. The Frenchman likes his fricnsseo And frog's legs with bread crumbs. The Scotchman cats his meal of oats , Lilko hones In a paddock , His Ilaggls weird , his hodgepodge strange , Aud toothsome linnnn haddock ; And-toll It not in Oath , my boys , In whispers bo it said : Ho sometimes even longs to eat Ills mnrma-lado on bread. The Gorman favors saurkraut , And ripe Llmborger cheese , Hot nnd cold slaw , and'Cthor things , That ho'll digest with ease. You join n band of Muscovites ; They wish you at the Jeuco , Because you cannot inako a meal , Oft caudle a la Kusso. Within a Chinese restaurant , You hoar a waiter holloa : "Nlco bird's nest soup ; roast rat quite hot And puppy dog to follow. " You dine with a Sea island chief , \Vhero all the dishes vary , From yams on rice , , to babes on toast And roasted missionary , The Esquimaux's sarcastic smile Pronounces you a lubber , Because you have no opnetlto For walrus oil and lubber. And thus you find in many climes , Wherever you may roam , The cooking Is not quite the same As that you got nt homo. And of'cn in your wanderings You drop a tear and sigh For oyster stow and succotash Ice crcain and pumpkiu pie. But the ono dish of all the rest To1ilch my fancy loans Is my New England's uroatcst prldo My Yankee pork and beans. The most popular gift nowadays Is a rich piece of cut glass , Dorlllngcr's America ! ( Jut Glass stands unrivalled In beauty and finish. Eeo that their trade mark label is on every piece. Your dealer should show I to you. THE NEBRASKA FUGITIVES , A. Story of the Present Indian Upris ing. nr SANDY o. v. oniswoLD. cnAi-rr.n nr. OFF roii TINE IUDOC. The strange redskin did not slacken hU pace until , with n cat-llko bound , lie sprang upon the porch , where ho stood motionless n moment cautiously scrutinizing the llttlo group ; then nodding his plumed head to Mr. Bnrrett , whoso gray hnlrs and venerable air proclaimed him to bo the proprietor , ho ex claimed In n deep gutteral volco : "How do do , bruddorl" The old ranctimnn responded pleasantly to the salutation , but the solemn expression of his countenance evinced that lie awaited the Intelligence of the Indian runner with a realizing sense of Its Import. However , the Sioux , wlmtsoovcrlt was that ho was dcs'lrous of communicating , was appar ently loth to begin ; and observing thU unwar ranted hesitation , nnd prompted by the vague misgivings which filled his heart the very moment the ugly bronze lace had shown Itself. Mr. Barrett demanded In a tone of blended an if or nnd impatience : . "What do you want , my friend 1 Wha la 111" Quick as the lightning's flash the Indian fastened his glittering oycs upon the ranch er's faro ; then stretching nut his long , naked arm , ho pointed with his Index linger to the northwest. In this significant yet incompre hensible attitude ho stood for a Tow seconds , moveless as n stntuo ; then , slightly Inclining his slender body forward , ho dropped his hand on the handle of his tomahawk and said : "Big Foot. Short Bull , Tiger Nose In do valley on do war-trull kill do trader , ho squaw , ho children , nt upper agency las' night klllln' nil settlers uuriitn1 , toma- Imwkln1 , scalpln' nil farmers ohbery pale face In 'Broska soon bo hero comln' fas' I LO Loup Christian Indian ho frlcna want to help whlto bnulder what do now ! " "Great heavens 1 is our danger so Immi nent , LoLoupl Goa help us then ; I donot know what to do I" ejaculated the old ranch man , turning his pallid face to the llttlo family circle In sheer helplessness. "Why , blow the horn , lather : call In Sclplo nnd Bonaparte from the Held , have them hook up the hors.es , and wo will mnho all haste to Hushvlllo or 1'lno Uldgol" was the admonitory observation from Bob , Jr. , deliv ered In great hurry and excitement , yet ev idencing n presence of mind bcllttlng an occa sion of peril. "No. no , Bob , that will not do exactly. Should wo evacuate the place entirely It will bo plundered , the house destroyed and the stock run off , nnd I cannot nlTord to lese my every possession in the world nt this late day ; wo must concoct n better plan. What do you think , Lo Loup , Is thcro immediate danperj" .All were now upon their feet , standing around the grim savage , breathlessly nv/alt- ug the words that would fall from his lips. "Yes , Short Bull and Big Foot full of debhll dance do ghost dance nil las' night much danger bad Injun comln' quick but doy big heap coward lot Lo Loup guide ivhlto squaws to Pine Rldgo men stop hero keep off Injun , save house , horses , cattle , all I'1 ' advised the subtle savage , his keen , quick , restless eyes Hitting the while on jvcry side as if In search of something or as if suspecting the immediate approach of nrr enemy. "Your plan appears feasible , Lo Loup , and I think wo had better carry It out at once , " returned the old farmer , a fresh activity and courage seizing him. "You ! better hurry I Lo Loup see white wimmin safe to Pine Hldgc , " eag- crlv rejoined the Indian , darting a swift planco of covert scnsuousncss and triumphant delight at the forms of the two lovely girls cowering before him. him.They continued to discuss for some time longer the circumstances that had so sud denly turned up ; questioning the Indian and receiving from him some further details sf what he had witnessed , as also what ho believed or eonjectured- "Whatever now light was thus thrown on the subject onlv excited them the moro nud augmented their apprehensions. A consultation followed which was short and conclusive. Instant flight was resolved upon , as the only mer.iis that offered the slightest chunco of safety. Still , while thcro were ninety-nine chances In a hundred , of a party of predatory savages , bent upon out rage and massacre , swooping down upon the Barrett ranch that very night , there was u hundredth chnnco that it would escape visita tion for some tlmo yet , If not altogether. This slender probability , combined with the urgent Importunities of the unknown Indian who had brought in the unwelcome tidings was the cause of a slight deviation In the plans , first laid out by appi euensivo Imaginations. It was summarily decided that the friendly Sioux' propositlonmadcgroc&hould bo acted upon. upon.Mrs. . Barrett , the two girls. Aunt Delilah , the colored cook , and Ucorge Cameron , whoso sober lineaments nnd perceptible nervous ness obviously betrayed that ho had no very strong desire for the , as yet , untried and dreaded warfare of the plains , along with Sclplo far driver and Lo LOUT ) for guidewore to take their departure for Pine IJidgo with out further procrastination. The two stalwart farm hands were promptly summoned from their labors In the Held , and had the vehicle an unwiejdy two-horso cov ered wagon in readlnessat thotloorln double quick time. They were to strike duo southeast toward the Pine Hldgo agency , which was at the shortest fully twenty-three miles distant , and travel rapidly with the hope of getting out of the dangerous terri tory before the infuriated hordes of Big Foot and Short Bull had reached this section. Mr. Barrett , Bob , jr. , and the muscular African , Bonaparte , were to remain behind nnd watch the ranch , being prepared to vamoose nt an Instant's warning. The object in remaining behind was to protect the mansion and stock against vagabond squaw-men whoso purpose was plunder only , and who are seldom found with regular war par ties. Each was armed with a good Winches ter , in addition to their hunting knives nnd hatchets. These were thought to bo amply huflieieut to drive away any looting body of savages , for all such nro proverbially coward ly nad fearful of encountering any opposi tion. tion.After After the lirst alarm occasioned by Lo Loup's startling intelligence had some'what abated , the party who were to leave bosun making their preparations for Instant doji.ir- turo.for It need scarcely bo said that the matter - tor of flight with them was no longer a ques tion. They were only detained until such ar ticles as were imperatively essential to such a hn/ardous journey were placed in the con veyance , which was speedily accomplished by the rnxlous nnd diligent fugitives. In an almost Incredible short space of tlmo everything was In readiness for starting.Tho females were assisted into the wayon.followed by tno young New Yorker , who carried his heavy Winchester with the air of no tyro in handling the weapon , while tieiplo , with a frcshlv burnished rifle of his own , squatted himself upon the front scat , giuspcd the reins , and turning his shiuv , black face , inquired : "Is wo nil rcdcly , Mars' Barrett ! " "Yes , Sclplo , ns soon as Lo Loup gives the word. Ahl hero ho Is now , " returned the old ranchman , ns the Indian runner , with a strange , exultant expression burning in his black , sinister eyes , glided Ilka a spectro of death by the wagon , and without uttering n slnplo monosyllable led the way across the olcarlngonly pausing a few moments for the two parlies to say farewell alas I which to some of thorn was'farewell forovorl It was a sad and not wholly untcnrful parting between Bob , jr. , and Nell Browning. They had for a long time been warmly at tached to each other , and Nun had moro than once jocularly Intimated tbut ho considered It a match. Thli. bowevor. they stoutly de nied , and treated the intimation simply us ono of Nan's sprightly railleries. Yet there was much moro truth than poetry In the declaration , and the parting was of course a sorrowful ono. Taoro in the golden sunshine of that au tumn afternoon , with the mournful musloof the light wind In the tree tops soughing and all else around so quiet aud still. But the good bye was for the hundredth tlmo re- ' peatcd , and the fervent caresses were over at last , and Boh , jr. . stood alone at the gate , striving to keep back the tears , of which , with all his robust manhood , ho was not ashamed , that blinded his eyes , nnd eagerly looking away through the straggling cottonwoods - woods for a last glimpse of his light haired ' Nell. After the loving kisses , coftsses and tears were all over , the sullrnyguldo , Lo Loup. gnvoa peremptory slgmyfor starting , and the heavy wagou rumtiyu nwav , the sound of the wheels crJU'Lutf fainter and 7 fainter , until the rolling pralrlo seemed to swallow up the moving moss which hail slowly entered Its nciuin nAi'TisTn MAKES A nsvEi/ATio.v. It was now late Iu , ( lip Afternoon ; a light brcczo stirred In lha ; cottonwoods , the sky was partly overcast , and there wore some premonitions of nirnpproachlng storm. The wind cnmo with refreshing coolness across the western sandhills , nnd made the situa tion of our friends \yho-lm < l remained behind to defend the rnnuli , , uioro comfortable In n physical sense , than Iti had born during the sultry niorntngnmlAfUn-noon. Bob , jr. , at hisf father's ' suggestion , was just about startlngto' rc connoltcr the immedi ate surroundings , wlion the dusky figure of n man emerged from the dark barrier of the nearest rldgo , and cstno toward the dwelling on n rapid walk. Ho was fatigued , dirty nnd jaded , and looked ns if hohr.dcomo a long distance at the best of his speed. As ho drew nearer , ho was recognized as Plerro flnptlste , the government scout , and from the sober expression of his weather- browned countenance , all saw that he , too , was the bearer of momentous tidings. Our thrco friends stopped eagerly from the porch nnd gathered around the Indomitable half breed the moment ho came up. After the customary greetings had been exchanged , explanations followed ; nnd the wonder , gratitude and consternation that fol lowed the sturdy scout's story , mav hotter bo imagined than told. "And who told you that the upper agency had been dcstrovertl" Inquired Bnptlsto , when Informed that the rancher and his fam ily had been apprised of this appalling occur rence some hours before. "A Christian Indian a friendly Sioux called Lo Loup , " returned Mr. Barrett , m all candor , never dreaming of the terrible slgnlllcntico his words convoyed to the gov ernment scout. "An Indian n Christian n friend ly Sioux called Lo Loupl" ex claimed the half breed , with nn acerbity that had evidently gotten the better of his habltuallmperturbablllty , andshaklng his shaggy head in undeniable distrust ; "Ah mo I that is bad I There Is not n Christian or friendly Sioux In the whole noith- west they tire ono nnd all n. low , sneaking , treacherous , bloody-minded set of vagabonds , und I would not trust one. no matter how friendly hu might seem , further than I could reach nlm with my Winchester. Mr. Bur- rctt , 1 may as well tell you the truth. You have been Imprudent ; it is doubtful whether that wagon will over reach I'lno Itldge. I never heard of a Sioux name i.o Loup but ono , nnd ho Is Big Foot's right hand man. " It Is Impossible with my unpre tentious pen to portray the tumult of emotion thh blunt declaration of the scout's caused in the hearts of the old rancher aud his sou. "My God ! Bnptlste , can this bo possible ? then let us follow ; oh , fortho love of heaven , lotus follow them ntoncol" fairly walled the old farmer In on agonized voice , stretching out his trembling hands Imploringly to the ijrnvo but resolute scout. "Yes , yes ; come Pierre , for God's sake lot usflyl Oh , father , this is horriblol 1 dis trusted that Indian from the first. Ohl had I only mentioned my suspicions to you ! Wnat will become of Nell and Nan nnd mother ! " and Bob , jr. , moaned In a perfect frenzy , his face blanching to the hue of death , and his eyes glaring like these of a raving maniac. In Imagination ho saw the murderous ambuscade - buscado Into which the perfidious Sioux had led the wagon ; saw his dying mother , his outraged und struggling Nell , his sister Nan and poor Cumrion , then ho closed his eyes on the horror-freezing scone. Ho trem bled excessively nud It was several moments before ho could convince himself that It was not all some hideous Illusion of the senses. His first fooling was that of an overpower ing terror and ciispalr ; his next a furious and uncontrollable Impulse to dash out onto the plain In pursuit of the wagon , nnd cither save or die with the cherished ones. However , Pierre Bnptiste , kindly hut sternly interposed , and prevented any rash demonstration on the part of the excited and distressed young man. ' But. before ho had time to disclose the plan his own active brain bad already concocted , there arose on the still evening air n wild , shrill , portentlons halloo , which quuvorod far and wide over hill nnd plain , receiving * a response from af.ir that sounded like a reverberation from moro than one barbarous throat. This of course produced a startling effect upon the minds of our'grlcf-strlckon friends ; all of them , to a mitn , becoming suddenly aware that danger was nearer at hand than they had supposed , behooving them to take immediate measures for their own safety , "Cnmo men. " exclaimed the scout in a tone or authority , ' 'thero Is no tlmo for lamenta tion , wo must got into the house ; it will never do to tnko to the wagon trail until wo see what this means ; thcro may bo a dozen of tbo cut-throats wattln' to pounce on us" the moment wo make such a move. " As the scout delivered this adjura tion , the old ranchman and his son stood silent. Their excessive agitation had given way to a settled calmness which is norn of such great emergencies. Both were pale nnd broken in spirit , but an unnatural resolution seemed to sustain their souls. Baptisto , as the last remark fell from his lips.looked nt Mr. Barrottnnd then castin ? a hasty , searching clnnco off into the surround ing grove signlncd Imperatively for them all to cater the mansion. "Bo lively , now , folks ; got things into some sort o' shape and see what cluinco we'll have for stnndln' n siege , whllol take a run round- uoout the premises. Don't bo alarmed If I remain out a spell , and remember all , to bo ready for nn attack at any minute , for there is no tellin' when the hoss- thieves will swoop down upon us I" With those electrifying injunctions , the government scout disappeared as quickly and noiselessly us a phantom in the direction whence that quavering halloo had emanated. C1IA1TU11 V. THE DIIATII ov ma enow. Plerro Baptistc had bean within the woods which encompassed the house but a short tlmo , and vns moving along with his habitual stealth and circumspection , when suddenly , so suddenly as to almost p.xralyzo oven the hardy scout himself , ho found himself almost face to face with three big plumed and painted Sioux. It needed but a glance to disclose that they were bout on anything but a friendly mission , for they had adroitly gotten between the scout nnd the dwelling , und retreat in that direction seemed out of the question. Pierre remained moveless a moment , In order to satisfy himself on two points ; first as to the exact number of the enemy , and second as to whether they had discovered his presence. There were evidently but three of the miscreants , and unquestionably they had been manceuvering for some time to got him In precisely the situation In which ho found himself. Seeing that his predicament was thoroughly comprehended , und that they were bent upon making a prisoner of him , the wary scout stood no longer Inactive. Springing nimbly back several paces , Just ns they started on a head-long rush toward him , with fiendish yells and whirling hatchets , ho again halted nnd faced thorn. Accustomed to llro with the antelope on the hound , and often when the exact position of the animal's body had In a measure to bo guessed atBuptIsteusod those identical expe dients hero. Levelling his Winchester with unconceiv able quickness , 119 Jircd , almost without sighting and Justat the very instant the keen and certain eye of the foremost of the doomed Sioux apprised him of bis peril. But it was too law , The foremost assail ant was in the very'act of springing iisldo to the friendly shelter' of , a tree , wh'jn the gov ernment scout's unerring bullet crashed through his skull. Ho pitched forward headlong to the earth , screaming out his death ngony In a long , tremulous shriek , which echoed anfl re-echoed through the wood and across the plain in a dismal way , and convoyed to our , mvds In the mansion with the nature ofi the events transpiring without ! ' At this shot Baptisto wheeled nnd leaped away with his every energy , the two re maining savages , undaunted , folio wing at the top of their speed. Baptisto soon demonstrated , so ho thought , that ho was doctor of foot than any of his pursuers , and by skillful doubling and feint ing bo gradually changed his course until ho was making straight for the mansion. Not ing his success ho gave a defiant whoop , but It proved premature , for it was answered with a iicrco yell so near behind him , ns to startle him. Glancing back , in undisguised nmnzoinent , ho boh eld a big , powerful half- naked Sioux , whom bo recognized as Big1 Craw , wuoin ho had drank und played high- live with many a tlmo at Pine Uldgo , close upon his heels and gaining ground at every bound. Big Crow was perfectly conscious of his superior inctul , and kept the evening air cou- tinually resonant with his thrilling cries of delight. Ho cnmo on with tbo rush of a tor nado , disdaining to await the old of his less agllo brother wnrrlorsrosolved to achieve the glory of the scout's death or capture alone aud unassisted. TO UK CONTINUED SUNDAY NEXT. JCKHCVUIt. Long hang tto clouds like a threatening pall , While now nnd then largo raindrops full ; The wild wind whistles through the trees , Stripped of their leaves by thoautumn brcczo , And soughs : the echoes of the distant storm Sound mid the oak trco's rough , gaunt form. The stream , which through the summer's day Babbled and leaped , a child nt play , Now fiercely swollen , rushes down With headlong haste nnd sullen frown , Bearing upon Its foam-decked breast The sighs of turmoil and unrest. IlnrkI What was that ? A plaintive cry , A figure outlined on the sky , A girlish form I What hi Ing her hero , Far from her homo nud friends so dear ! See how with straining eye she peers , These eyes so bright , now dimmed by tears , Into the muddy vortex , where A shapeless mass drifts hero nnd there ! Who does not know what 'tis ' to lese A long-loved friend ! What grief ensues , What sorrow , aye , what bitter pain , Wells forth when snaps life's fragile chain I Anguish llko this must surely now Cause these hot tears which wring her brow , As , standing by the river's brink , She sees that loved form rise nnd sink , Ah , heavens 1 'Tis ' gouol Can no ouo snvo Or hclpj A plunge beneath the wove I A bravo heart battling with the stream I Safe ! snfo nt lastl She gives ono scream Df wild dellKht , and runs to pat Her dog for fetching out her hat I < Jo ! l , Sl'.vcr mill Copper. Trinidad , Colo. , Is the natural smelting rcoint for Colorado , Arizona and Now Mexico is. Two largo smelters nro woritlmr night ind day , nnd moro to come. Think of It gold , silver , coppar , coal , coke and iron. For further Information nrtdress Trinid.ul Land nud Improvement Co. , Trinidad Colo. FISCHER'S Double Markers. Plows with Lift ing Cams , Tongs , Bars and Fischer's Improved Ice Hooks. BOLE AGENTS. ij | Omaha. 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A 2 certain euro lor thiMlcblll- 1 tatlng ucakiu-B [ iccullar . tovvumtn. I vrdoniTby IprescrlbeltnndfeelBaf * ITHEt HMSCHtuiPttCo . In rpcoinmeudlnB It to 1 - - n | | dullerers. I J.STONER.MD.DEmuR.Ilt , Noli ! l > y . . . r.m. a ri' J'lUCI ! 01.00. FOR SALE Mr Pnlntlnc and Paperhnnflne builnos , KMnb- Ilnljcd 1UU. Unit a well MiloutcM > t ( > ck ofYall Paper , Watt Mouldlrun , Palnti , llruilioi , etc. P. WINDHEIM , CIO S. 10th Street , Orrmlm. Bntfcrlna ; from TOWEMMEN. the cftvcU ol youthful crron early docar. wasting wcakneha , tact inunhciuil. eta , I will NuJ nvaluuClo treatlno ( ral l ) contalntnj full particulars for homo cure , I'll IMS of rharfta A iplenilia mc'Ucal ' work I khquM bo read by evcrj mui who Itt ncrvoui on'1 Uel.llllat'ul. Auilrcta 1'rof , V. d I'OWIilillj raoodun , Cotm Just the same , AND SO DOES MADE ONLY BY N.K.FAIRBAMK&CO. CHICAGO. m .F.C.DILLK . . . OMAHA , NEB. Dnrtnc Ills covornl months location nnd practice In Omnhn , Dr. DIHIiiRS lm < earn pel nn rml.'ibln u'piltn. tlon iimoiiK tlioliuiidrccls of cltliern who nppllcilto him nlninKt ns last report , nnd round In lilinklllful mln l lratlon > the full rciillzutlon of liupu lone du- ferrcd. Iloh perrcnncntljr locnto ) nml lim the best np- pointed tmd must conveniently located phjhlclnn'fl onico uiul reception rooms In Omnhn. Tlioslck will llnd In Dr. DlllliiRi n true physician and an ) m pathetic friend nml mlvlsur. 1'or the treatment of the folloitlnit named illsonrei Dr. Dllllimn ha pro\cn lilmauK poojcsvuilot most unuauul skill CATAHIUI Allilt en M of thront unit noso. On- tnrrh linpnrcrlslici tliublooduul nervus , producing debility , ilecny nnd ilvcllnu. DYSPlll'SIA-AncI nil the nhn iof Inctlcoatlon , llTcrtrmiblo , lui | > erfi'CU'Mmlliitlimnml nutrition. KIDNKVIHSKASKH-Arn moM rtorolvlna nnd In- f Idtiom , PrmiitoniH hnrd to rccoxnl'0 l > y Ibo patient often lend to tntnl bright * dlnusu ordlnbvlo' . 'IISKASI'.S Oh' TI1H 1IMIUI ) lllooil | > ol ontli- | xrrnrulu , erysipelas , and Ulsi'ao.i nioiitloneu hero- after. A Mi SKl.V niSKASKS-lCcicnia. mil rlicnni , Vnrl- oln. uloors t itii-rrfe'i , ncrofuh , lupui. muddy color of Ilinokln. pimple , and dlsonios Of tliu o.Up ro cured by lr. ) nilllngM. NKKVOIN llKAS > KS-r.oii of rltror , lo t mm. lion'1 ' , ilcblllty. piourntlon , cloiponilcncy , eruption on Iho Hici1. IOM of memory , drord of f uluro , etc A new trratimml Hint NI'.Vl'.U KAII.M , IIIIKUMATISM AM ) N13UHAIIA ( ! Are cured by Dr. Dlllln s when nil others hnvo failed. IT.MAI.K \VJAv.\HH3i.S-Tho : ! : hnrili. Irrntlotnl nnd nun ilurnl method usually oni'di ( > o > l nro ro- xpoiHbU ! for fully throo-lourllm of the fluttering now endured by n onion , luxuitluulo the noir , homo Ire itmont of Dr. HlllliiK ! . HMSAt.Ti : iucTAr : , TIIOIIIU.KI - ribs , KI - tnl.i , nl > eosie > ' < . ulrleti re , nnd nil ill i < n o of roctuni rured without tlm knlfo , cautery or nn hour's uclny from woik or biudiiOHS. AM. li.M ! : > ACIIl < : s nro quickly cured. YKN'KIIKAI. IHSUASIN-Heceiit or Ionic stnndln * Hjrphllls , KOiiorrbrrn , Mrlcturo nncl nil roiultliiR nf. foctloni nro cured purinancmtlr nud foruvor without liny mercury or mineral treatment. MOIti'lIINK 1IAM1T- Quickly , positively ana pnlnlesMiy cured. TAl'K WOltM-Tnkoiinltli lionil coniptr-lo In on hour with ono tenspoonful o5 plea.tnnt inudlclno. No fnstlng. OT1IKK DISiASiSSuch : in old soren , mnllRnnnt tiliem , tuniorx , cnnccri , lienrt trouble" , iinthnm , epilepsy , St. VltuB il.ince. milk lot , chronic constipa tion nml chronic illnrrluv.i i rj cured , Till : COMIT.KXION Tim ino t unnliihtly nnd muddy complexion ijulikly freshunudnnd bcautllloil. 1011 OFFKNHIVH 111IK ATll-A permanent euro LOW KiiSI : : FUKM CONSULTATION ) 1IOUHS : ihiOn. m. to 5 p. in. Uvonlnio ; 7 to 8.30. Sundays , 2to 4 p in. Patients Tnntt-cl By Correspondence. Medicine Sent Everywhere- . 322 South Fifteenth St. GROUND FLOOR. NO STAIRS. Dr. Dllllnss prepares and dispenses his own medicines which nro largely selected from nature's healing plant ? , barks , roots , tuns.sluubs , etc. No mineral drugs given A Godsend to Those Compelled to Wear Artificial Teetht THIN , TOUGH AND LASTING. The following objections to nn iirtllU'lal denture obviated l > y iislnR thlsplsito : The fooling tlmt your mouth Is too full. That binning sciiKntlon usimlly accompanying a rubber plato , The Impediment to speech und sliiKlnp. The Imperfect nd.intatlon to thu nioutli , and innny otlierobjcctlonb too numerous to : m'ntOM. ! Tbo only nluco to got this plalols fiom Offices Third Floor of Paxtpn Block. Omalia , Neb. Take elevator at 16th Street , entrance. Tclophono 1O8B. _ NO CURE ! ! NO F A.Y. 1316 Douglas Street , Omaha , Neb. LOOK ! MONTKUKY AND MKXIOAN OUIiK Il.n. runs dlawnnlh ; across Stales of dmlmlln , Nuovol.oon and Tatmmllims , OlilMi.-.xIco. Horn llcncdl to to the port of.TanipIco ; It Is known as the And drslicsln mlnnt n Trndn Marl : liionrporiitlni ! tills title. - Will bo paid for the best design received l > y the undorslxiiod during the nuxt thirty days. vT T3T A M Ocnoral Krolnlit nnrt 1'iisssn 'ur Vt. , JT . UvJiT'i-jA.lN , , MONTIJIIBV. M 13X100. NEW YORK DENTML PRRLORS N. E. Cor. 14th. and Farnam Sts. DR. R. L. BR.OWNE. Wo will rnnkoyouasetof teeth , nslns tlio Ixist rubber , nnd OUAKANTKEa lit. for $1.00. I'AINUCSS KXTUAOTION-\Vlth our mothixl. tui'tli aio Kxtraclod Ahsolutoly Without Tain Hold. Silver and Itoiin Illlitizh , ( Jrmvn and llrlih.'o Vr'orK. Our Motto The HKbT dontul work , at l.OWKST llvlnt ; prices. OMAHA STOVE REPAIR WORKS IQOY JDot-iQleis Stroet. Etovo rcpalis of all descriptions for cook and heating utovoi , family and hotel ranjos. Water tUauluuonts u uiioolulty. Telenhone O ( O ROBERT UHLIO , Proprietor- ICpllUllC t7Ov _ > / ' C. M. EATON , Manager. CHICHfST H'S ENGLISH. RCD CROSS $ THCORlaiNAl. AND CtNUINE. TUc mlr Huf V. Burr , iMr.Natl. I'll ! to Lmllri , Mk Hruc < ut In r lc * . .r' AVij i/l IHantntt tntut Iu llrit ioi Uol < l nmltlllo TuLtiniiolhrrklnil. A//UJ r