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tTMre»J?gSM01NB8, AtGOJSA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1890. fttite, illAN STORY. r, towards the middle bl errible cold, tho fugitives nth of the Kamerin&ya Se&l" cried the two natives; elves up and pointing toward 8 was lost" 1 to the north 2iwuJ Ocean!" said M. i^uucuij £ai$JJite' himself as if before some- _:ljmA mysterious, 'will not come here to search for us I" 8d Yegor. 1-AfCtic landscapes are but little Varied, f wAh and misty atmosphere there are Bidows j the lines of the horizon are ef- 1 and vanish. Height and distance do jvexist; the land and the soa, equally fflite with snow, can scarcely be distin- lished one from the other; the innumera- || irregularities and -windings of the coast " n, in these dead and desolate regions, ; to have had the timo to assume decided I precise shapes. One might believe him- |f in the midst of a universe still in pro- 8s of formation. .e silence and immobility of nature, in ij9 Vicinity of tho pole, have something .ad and wild about thorn. Yegor, Nadege id M. Lafleur, all three, were seized with lecret terror, as if upon the threshold of unknown world. ' Yermac alone, inaccessible to every emo- ion, remained impassible and rigid. He imprehended that, with the cold and the 'continuous night which would shortly begin, the surveillance of which he was the object would necessarily be relaxed. Could he escape then? Should he strive to floe, oi should he wait until somo unforeseen event ^changed the face of things? , Around tho fugitives everything displayed "-the lugubrious imprint of polar lethargy. Not a sound, not a cry, not a breath. It •was like an empty and depopulated planet •destroyed by some horrible cataclysm. Afar, above mountains of ice—cylindrical masses—jutting out like promontories, white birds vague as shadows floated slowly, suggesting tho wandering souls of those who are no more. The light was funereal and so feeble that objects had neither body noi color. At last, the fugitives had reached thespol where they designed to conceal themselves during tho winter. They would erect a stout hut, well sheltered from the winds of the north. It was only on the arrival of spring that they could risk traversing the country of the Tchouktchis, on their way to the Gulf of Anadyr. On their hazardous journey sown with as* perils of every kind, they had lost all idea of timo. "I would like to kn'ow what part of the year it is," said M. Laflour; "but we have kept no account of the days." "This is the 20th of November," said the chief of police, in a tone of certainty. "Indeed?" said Yegor. "This is the reason the days are so short. Day after tomorrow will commence a night of thirty-six days." •'A complete night?" asked Nadege, turning pale. "Complete. The sun will reappear only 'on the 28th of December. I am fully informed on that point." "But how shall wo manage to live in the darkness?" demanded Nadege, "Tho night will not bo as dark as you imagine, Mademoiselle," said M. Lafleur, •"Thanks to the power of tho refraction aud the gloaming whiteness of the snow, as wel' ns the frequency of tho aurora borealis, the gloom will be supportable. Wo shall alsc Tiave the moon, which wall make us ten visits every twenty-four hours. What we Tiave to fear are the excessive cold and lack of provisions. Wo are now but six, •since the poor little lad has not rejoined us/ ."Don't count mo!" said tho chief of police, •dryly. "Why not?" "Now that my arm is cured, I shall make it a point not to accept for a single day longer anything Avhatevor from you. Alone, ] shall find a way to procure my food. I do not wish to embarrass you." "As you please," snid Yogor. "Monsieur Yermac," added ho, "you shall have your liberty when we abandon this spot early in tho spring. That is if you do not prefer tc accompany us to tho Gulf of Anadyr, where wo shall quit simultaneously Siberia, Russia and Asia!" • -"That remains to be soon!" muttered Yor- •mac, in a low toiie. "iPTKB XXIII.^l'UUPAHATIONS POU THE WIN' TEH. fugitives and the chief of policp rajod at the edge of a small frozen rivor, /' tnWter of which could bo drunk, On the loc« of tuis stream they could gathei '" "to burn during the winter, vicinity of Capo Bavanoff, with rooks of strange and one fancied ho saw there and gigantic animals scatter- towers and dismantled and ,1s, which one might tuke foi of a fortress. north and north-west portions of the ,re composed of rocks of schist, plung- forpondioularly into tho sea aud cut ,nd there by narrow valleys, tho north, bounding tho horizon, wore iy outlined huge mountains of ice, io.obergs by English and American A little iu front of thorn stretch. ,.« open spuce iu tho ice. cnd'Siberian shores of the Arctic erne<|^ H ^ onodoes not see immense glaciers thosodSRmith's Strait, Nevertheless, -he ounllfbf the Polar Soa flows from opes r.fy to ofts ^ {f vfiu readily be understood enormous masses of ice are drawn to- Behring's Strait. Prom various .es, tho height of the frozen mountains ,ents as one loaves the coast behind of iiul <?e o there come i out Ian, ' P,: this spot on the shore of the Arctic ,n the people from the banks of the na stop, when they start out to hunt jur producing animals, jve exists, between the limit they as- r.o -themselves and that adopted by the a neutral and uninhabited zone lavorable for the establishment of a v camp for fugitives, coast was covered with drifted wood, could be utilized in tho construction \ for the winter, which, gave pvonalae :g excessively severe, ybody assisted in erecting the hut— The interior w«s so arranged besides the room common to Winter fer Nadege, iu which her IStoP w»9 erected. The men were to JM/?" >ev ' ia aEO * aeF a p ai> tment, pn g b,ed inade ot pieces of wo,o$. 4 rein•-, «t»wsta was bung 1 over- tfeel floor of tlw ' / «SutsidO| a covered passage cpnatrttot- . :*' YI wnnka of fttow, formed a, screen, went out. ¥tie ttilt, which Was tory low, <sv-As Strengthened ft$ meant of an eiterio-r Wall of hardened Snow* a Jli'Bdnutioti 'taken against hurricanes Which, otherwise, would have swept it away, The i-oof, exceedingly slight despite the caste bestowed upon it by the exiles, had been in like manner covered With solid cSakes of snow. JPinally^ in front of tho passage, a veritable glacis formed of enormous blocks was designed to act as an obstacle to the tempests and to prevent the hut frota being suddenly invaded and shut in by the 1 snow. Afterwards, they took an inventory of what they possessed. Their property, besides a large quantity of skins and furs variously fashioned, consisted of the following objects: an iron plate_with four feet for the hearth, an iron tripod," a boiler and a kettle, some spoons, knives and forks, a lantern, fcsaWj two hatchets, two hunting-knives, pistols and guns with » hundred cartridges for each gUn, a thermometer and the tiny compass belonging to tho charms of Yegor's watch-chain—the watch Was to play the important role of chronometer. Unfortunately, the supply of food, as the reader already knows, was not large. From the first day, the chief of police refused the food thut was offered to him. A kettle had been placed upon the fire in order to make soup from reindeer moat. The meat set aside, each one, except Yer- mac, dipped a spoon into tho kettle. Yer- mac drew from his sack' some rye biscuits he had furnished himself with atthoostrog- these, with a morsel of youkoula of mouk- soune (a sort of sea gudgeon dried,) const! tuted his supper. Yegor and M. Laflour looked at each other, painfully impressed by the chief of police's dcterminntiou. '•And when you have eaten your biscuit, what then?" asked the Parisian. "To-morrow, I shall begin hunting," responded Yormac. "To hunt one must have a gunl" "And you have mine! No matter I I will sot traps. You will trust mo with a hatchel to prepare my traps, will you not i" "Certainly," said Yegor, who admired the character of tho chief of police. "But you will bo compelled to have bait,' observed tho Parisian. "Right; I did not think of that," ansvverec Yermac, and ceasing to eat, ho put aside his morsel of youkoula. He refused the tea prepared with melted snow, and, after his more than primitive re past eaten amid biting cold, stretched himself out dressed as he was upon tho plank; of tho camp bed, having previously-changed his stockings, a precaution without whict oue would expose himself to tho risk o) freezing his feet. The next day, he set ten traps, fo^ed o) roughly constructed boxes embed • ;|$i the snow. In each box he placed : H , bait Above, a heavy flat piece of wood, held in position by a spring, was designed to fal' upon the animal—which, in touching the bait, would free the spring—and retain 11 until the arrival of Yermac. Twenty-four hours afterwards, the chiel of police, his hatchet in his hand, visited his traps, one by 'one, but found nothing in them. Returning towards the hut, with th< prospect of a fast before him, ho saw some makarcha plants and with difficulty pulled their; to eat the roots. They formed his breakfast, dinner and supper that dny. Yegor begged Nadepe, who was affected by Yermac's stoical resolution, not to pay too much attention to him; that was, perhaps, the only way to induce him to ad otherwise. Very eteiy in tho morning everybody was astir. They rekindled the fire which, little by little, had gone out; then they washed their faces and hands with snow recently fallen and yet soft. This operation finished, the kottle was placed on the fire and tea made. Afterwards, it was necessary to sea what could be done about dinner and, ultimately, the evening meal with the very limited mentis us to provisions and utensils al their disposal. Yermac always did by himself what he called his cooking. The cold grew bitter, and tho hut was far from being comfortable when tho northwest wind, blowing with violence, drove back tho smoke into the interior. The Yukoutes' pipes had frozen. Iron burned on touching it when one forgot tc envelop his hand in a glove or piece of skin. The excessive cold, which at first acted as a stimulant to the will, speedily produced de bility. M. Lafleur was the initial sufferer A sort of intoxication took possession o* him, his jaws trembled and his movement* became uncertain. Sometimes, in the night he felt the cold so much that, despite his.pe lisse and the fire burning in the centre of thf hut, ho arose repeatedly, went out-of-doors. and ran around the cabin to give some pli n«C3' to his benumbed limbs. Th9 night of thirty-six days had commenced on the 32nd of November. Yermnc thought seriously of taking advantage of the darkness to escape; but ho could only attempt to gain Nijni-Kolimsk with th& aid o." ono of the guides, Tokol seemed to him to be too thorough!? devoted to his masters fo be influenced, but Chort offered more encouragement. The chief of police frightened him by tolling hin what kind of people he was serving aud tr what ho was exposing himself, should they bo arrested in tiioir attempt to escape. Finally, he proposed that he should ileo \vitt him in the narta, tho dogs of which wore no- oustomed to obey him, promising-him a handsome recompense us soou us they reaphod the settlements of the Kolima. The Yakoute asked timo for reflection Ho was, doubtless, on'tho point of yielding to tho pressing applications of the chipf of police, when Yegor, without suspecting Yermac's plans, totally overthrew him, Yegor had quickly comprehended thai they could not feed thirty-four dogs unti" the close of the winter. Many things, nlsp were wanted to assure tho success of his bold project. Ho decided, in uccord with M Lafle.uv, to send the two Yakoutes in theii nartas to Elope-Bulo or some of the villages on the banks of the Omolou—NiJui-Kolimsb would be too dangerous—there to purchase reindeer skins in sufficient quantity to makf an ourouso, or traveling tent, to bo used or the resumption of the journey, pieces ol birch wood and skins for the construction oi a baydare, a very light, flat boat made ol wood and leUther, for crossing streams, and whale ribs to strengthen the runners of the sledges when the ice was rough and also in those places where the snow was impregnated with salt. Finally, the guides 'were to collect a considerable supply of frozer reindeer ribs and dried fish for tho dogs Yegor gave Tekel some gold pieces aud rou ble notes, which are perfectly current witl> the natives, although their money, for th« most parti is either tobacco or brandy. The two Yakoutos were to depart in forty- eight hours, and Yormac had but a very f aiul hope of deciding Chort tp disappear before the moment when he was to follow his cpm- rade Tekol. in the vicinity. Yegoi and M. Lafleur watched with loaded weapons within reach. At last, Yegor grew impatient and Went into the open air. Afar off he heard a strange noise. Whal could this noise mean) Suddenly a vague, white light spread bvei the sky, like a, inilky way Which had overflowed its limits. Surrounding objects took shape and became visible, as if in splendid moonlight. The ice-fields sparkled in the distance like fused silver. Boon, however, a blaze of fire broke forth at the horizon, constantly increasing and shooting out sheaves of flame, fuses and long fiery swords Which seemed to pierce the sky and make it run with blood. Drops of red light fell like drops of gore; and as> nothing is nioro shifting-j more changeable, than tho phenomenon of the aurora borealis, green tints speedily succeeded tho rod hues. One might have thought that nn immense Bengal light Was illuminating: the horizon. Then it was like a rainbow which had formed itself in the middle of the night, a rainbow resembling a marvelous mosaic of jewels, diamonds, rubies, amethysts, sapphires, and topaz stones. By tho brightness of these shifting and capricious displays of light which filled the sky, Yogor perceived a sledge drawn by several pairs of reindeer which was making its way ovor tho sea, quite level at that point, in the direction of tho hut, keeping at a distance of about a hundred yards from tho coast. .He immediately thought that they were pursued, and called the Parisian to impart to him his fears. Tho latter,- after having put on his fotfffKoad, nose and oars all the pieces of fur he could gather, finally quitted the hut He thought, on seeing the flaming sky that his friend had summoned him withou' to enjoy this spectacle yet new to both o' them, and uttered an exclamation. "Hush I" said Yegor, "and glance at thos« people who are advancing towards us in narta." The howling of the dogs had, at first, prevented M. Laflour from hearing the scrapinj of the narta's runners upon tho frozen sea Ho looked a moment in tho direction indicated by Yegor. "In any case," said he, "they ore no) numerous—two or throe at most. If thej have business with us, they may find peopl* who can hold their own with them. Bui listen!" The narta was near enough for them <I. hoar \vprds exchanged between its occu pants. " Upon frozen surfaces sounds may b« distinctly hoard a great distance. "I know that voice 1" cried M. Laflettr. "And I also I" said Yegor, growing pale. "May I never again see the Place de/ la Bastille if it is not the voice of Ladislas 1" "Your speak truly, Monsieur Laflouri Look! the narta is shaping its course by th« bark of our dogs." Two minutes afterwards, tho little 1 Pole was in the arms of Yegor and M. Lafleur All three wept with joy at meeting again The narta remained with its driver upon th» surface of the frozen sea. "With whom are you, my dear childi?* asked Yegor, at last. "With the son pf the chief of police) o) Yak6utsk, who has brought me back to.yoi all." '•The son of the chief of police?" cried M: Lafleur, in whose ears this title had a- dis; agreeable sound. "He is very ill—wounded. Thanks to'ttw money he possessed, he was able to inducr a rich Tunguso having very handsome rein.- deer to bring us hither." "Yegor, I am going to him," said M. Lat' leur, "while you conduct Ladislas to 1 hit- sister. But, bo careful I Prepare hera lib tie for the joy which awaits her." M. Lafleur cautiously descended towards; the narta. The sky had much paled. Wher he was near the traveler" "Come on," said he; "we are youn friends." "And my Tather," asked Dimitri, in a> feeble voice. "He is over there, with us. More thai once he has spoken of you, and your fata* torments him." "Then I shall see him—before I die l"'muiv mured the wounded man. "Before you die! Ah! I see—you> ars. : ill, my friend, very ill; but we will care for you. Come quickly and warm yourseli at our fire, and tell your driver to doj the- same." The Tnnguse, thus invited, lifted Dimitri and, with the aid of the Parisian, Yermac's son succeeded in clearing the distance which separated the sledge .from the hut.. His; father ran to meet him. "Father!" said tho young man, oni per. 1 ceiyiug him. "give me credit for a. good action. I have brought you back tho child,'' Yermac clasped Dimitri to his breast; bull he could not avoid making tho following obi servation. to him: "For your fti-st good action, you hawemoto exactly had a happy hand." "I-»wis that;" "The child is the son of exiles-i-4ie*is,;ii]! company with others who ai'o escaping." "I did not know it," murmured Dimitri. "Tho merit of the action is yours;, all the; sauva," snid Yermac, "The moment:. I i turn this chEd to them, I shall fool myselii completely free from every obligationan regard to them. And I shall owe •. thifH very, great satisfaction to you," Dimitri could not an.t did notmnderstand.. His father saw how weak ho wasand.ask-- ed him tho reason. Dimitri answered; "It happened when I wished 1 to' quit myi companions. I was already far from them,, bringing the child, iu the night, ..when they fired upon us. They comprehended' that I had abandoned them. I was, hit by a ball below the loft shoulder, I, could, not stop, to care for myself—and thateis-.tha.ueasoaSam; in this sad stute." "Unfortunate man 1 You: exposed; yxrajs solf to an aggravation of yom? condition?" cried Yermac. "Then you n^ longer wish to> see. laa dte, fathpr!"saicl tL, young nwa, witli a, saet smile. "At least, 1 have seen you again, before drawing my final breath," added he, "and you will, perhaps,, fiwdoa me four all the pain I have caused you 1 !* "Ah! Dimitri!" cried Yejruiao, greatlj moved, "do not talk thus. At this moment, many things are forgotten. But how were you able to got here—to push your- search sc far?" "Tho courage of the d»ld did everything. As for me, I felt that TOas dying and did not wish, to lose an hour, in order to redeem myself in your eyes, to turn from me you) malediction." •** What an affecting- scone was this rocon dilation of father and sou iu this vast frame, lighted up by the last phase of the uuroi'd borcmlis, iu which now the glare of a hu conilagL'tition was mingled with the sofl shades of early dawn! That uif-'ht was finished in tho hut an the chat of Ladislas and the happy Nad- ego and the confidential talk of Dhnitr aud Viis father. The Yakoutos feted the Tuiiguse. At length, Yermao said to Yegor: "Thinks to my son, J y,«i able to wtpve you this child whom we all beneved lost, and who, certainly, would have died of wani without Dimitri. Do you not think, Sein- enoft, that this is something?" "You were our debtor, Yertnac; 1 am how yours, 1 ' he answered. "But do not all these circumstances cause you to reflect? Will you not, at lastj depart from that cruel attitude towards us -which has made us enemies?" !'AS to that, it" Is impossible 1" "We esteem and hate each other I* "I have no hatred." "But I should much prefer hatred, the blind instrument of barbarous legislation, to that inflexibility of character which nothing can touch, nothing can convince, and nothing can move. Your hatred, if not already extinguished, would surely be extinguished at this hour When we contract such great obligations towards you. But you can neither hate nor love." "I obey more elevated dictates." "Here, take your weapons again, Yer- mac," said Yegor, "Whatever you may say, I now no longer feat anything from you, Take back youl- gun, or, rather, leave me yours and take mine. I owe you that," add* od ho, casting a compassionate look on pool Dimitri, whoso soul seemed about to take its flight. From that moment, M. Laflour was forced to transform himself altogether into a nurse. It was not easy to care for Yormac's son. Tho ball had penetrated deeply, and the Parisian possessed none of the resources oi a surgeon. Hence tho state of the unhappy young man grew worse with extreme rapidity. There was no hope for him, A fow days later—at the nocturnal hour when Dimitri had arrived at tho camp of tho fugitives—three men, tho two Yakoutos and the Tunguso, lighted a fire upon the shore of the soa to dig a grave. When the fire had sunk in tho snow to the level of the soil, tho three men dug up the earth with a spear of hard wood. After an hour of this toil, which by developing their heat caused to hover above them a vapor whitened by tho moon in its fugitive apparitions, tho throe men returned to the hut to announce that the grave was ready. An instant afterwards, they reappeared without, bearing a stiffened body wrapped in a sheet of cloth. Ladislas preceded them. Ho held in his hand a lantern to illuminate the dark points of the road. Yermac came behind them, followed by Yogor and M. Lafleur. Around the hut, the dogs were howling- in a lamentable fashion. It was the knell ol the dead. This group of men advanced over the rough surface of the soil, through a lugubrious obscurity and beneath a sky veiled by rapidly moving clouds. It was terribly cold, the thermometer indicating thirty-two degrees below zero. They reached tho grave. There, without the least rite, tho frozen body was laid io the frozen ground and covered with snow for a monument. The poor father saw all this done with tearful eyes. The two Yakoutes had prepared a wooden, cress. They erected it and it stood out black from the surrounding whiteness. And when the spectators raised their eyes, to'the sky, they saw to their great surprise' that the full moon was shining in the centre: of an immense cross-shaped glory, reproducing itself six times in the heavens withi a sinister effect. The. polar night stretched out its tremendous veil through which the stars pierced: with extraordinary brilliancy; through the; cold oil',, a great light fell upon the block: hill's; Kne'snoTry pcilts and the glnssy SD--I. The 1 -fast-silgnce, broken only by the howling of the dog's, filled tho mind with an indescribable feeling of uneasiness and fear, as.if it-.wearo under tho empire of a night mare-wliictt nothing could drive away. The- same thought then assnilocl theso throo menv so far from their natal countries. Yermac, Yegor, and good M, Lafleur were- transported in Imagination to the lands-, of tlie sun. Who know if they would over-see.them again, and if a cold gi-vvc would not oixm for them also in this region of the pole 1 ? (To be continued.) i GHlieAeO POLICEMAN SHOT. Thomas-madden Fires Three Shots at AU- Itert Juiige. WIUAMX™-, Oct. -15.—Policeman Albert Junge was shot and mortally wounded this- morning, at S «>'clock by Policeman Thomas- Madden*. Th&men had traveled in adjpin- ing;beats-and! there had been bad blood bo- tween'theni for some time. A few nights- ago they had a serious quarrel and ai'ter- wardi Jta'ge reported Madden at the station for drinking while on duty.. This madfe matters' worse. Lost night at roll call at their station lieutenant Kane summoned the men. be- Fore him and questioned the men as tb'the trouble.. Madden refused to reply and was- told) that he would be sent befor^-blto tiiiali board. In reply he took off hi& altolsand: stan and threw them on the floort,. saying that he would resign, and muttering threats against Junge. He was seen _ in several saloons during the night drinkiagr and at 3 o'clock this morning. While was in the patrol box re- then walked away and apprehended. The o claim that the men about religious and o dem accused Junge of of the United Order 6-- JuMge retorted that Madderi^^- a Clan- aa-d'ael. Out of this the oflieerA say the trouble grew, . „., — °.<y-«>i»ber and SEALS PYINCt OOPJP. The Rlohavd Bush Crew Give- Very Unfa- SAN FKANCISCO, Oci.. 15-.—The revenue cutter Richard Bush arrived today, four days from Port Townsend. Captain Coul son said: "We have not seen one hundred seals this season between Ounalaska and The Island, going to. and from, the rookeries are deserted 1 . The fact that the Northwestern Cwrnercial 'company obtained only twenty-one thousand out of the large nuiaber of sixty thousand, goes far toward sustaining the assertion that seals are declining in numbers. We saw only five vessels the entire season, in the sea. PASSED TO ETERNAt PEACE Justice Mlilef Today Appears, to be Judged by a Higher Tribunal. He Passes Quietly From the Billows ot Life Into the Misty Haven of Best, His Family and Friends Surround the Death-bed al tho Dying- Moment. Crowd Them in tlie MuvUets. OWTAWA, Ont., Oct. 15,-—Kour hundrcscl carloads of lumber have left here for the American market since the removil of the export; duty. The amount awaiting ship* ment here is over 200,000 feet. Roth "" Empire and Gazette attack, the goy for removing the duty or ^ it \vill allow Aweaicau Iu: toda ig " WASHINGTON; Oct. 13.—Justice Miller die 1 tonight at eight minutes of eleven o'clock without, a struggle and apparently •without pain. A few minutes before he died, phlegm gradually accumulated in his throat and his frame quivered. It was evident that the end was approaching and the members of his household who were not in the sick room, were hastily summoned to his bedside. Besides Mrs. Miller and her son, Irvine, there were present Dr. Cook, J, W. Woolworth, an old friend of Justice Miller, who had just arrived from Omaha the family servants and Chief Clerk Me Kenney, of he supreme court. Soon after death the face of the justice, which had become somewhat drawn during the last days of his illness, changed to a perfectly natural condition, and he looked as if in quiet sleep. No arrangements for the funeral will be made until tomorrow, but it is certain that his remains will bd removed to his home at Keokuk, Iowa, where they will be interred in the family burying ground. Tomorrow the supreme court will meet as usual and after the announce mentof Associate Ju'.tice Miller by Chief Justice Fuller the court will adjourn. Mis. Touzalin and Miss Cordhill, the daughter and grand-daughter of the justice, will reach Washington tomorrow afternoon. Samuel Freeman Miller was born at Richmond, Kentucky, April 5, 1816. His father emigrated from Reading in 1812, His mother was the daughter of parents who" removed to Kentucky from North Carolina before her birth. Mr. Miller's early years were spent upon the farm but later the employment in a drug store gave- him an opportunity of reading medicine. He graduated in the medical department of Transylvania university when 22 years of age, and entered upon the practice of medicine in. Knox county, Ky. He had been married in the meantime;, he begun study law and was admitted to the bar in 1347. In 1862 President Lincoln appointed Mr. Miller associate- justice of the supreme court, and he is today the sole remaining appointee of Lincoln on the bench except Justice Field. WASHINGTON, Oct. W*—At a meeting of the supreme court of the- Wnited States today, the chief justice and associate jus- tie»s except Mr. Field weie present. The ehief justice said: "It is with a feeling of profound sadness that I announce the death of the senior associate justice of this court, Mr. Justice Miller. No business will be transacted and- the court as a mark of respect to the memory of its eminent asscci • V 8 will adjpurn until Monday next." All the ui&irict courts adjourned today out of respect for the memory of the deceased jurist. Ex-assistant Postmaster General Clarkson sent the-following telegram from New York:; ."Everybody who faiftiv Judge Miller and loved hini for h>s greatness and his gentleness alike, will inaarn with you in your sorrow. He has left a name to be loved) as that of the greatest lawyer and judge <?f_his country IB thi ' Critical era of his life. C./9 ' e, son of. the late chief jus- tfl'-'o^ bed: "Mjy mother and sister ia n ot ?sions of the strongest sympathy aiiv idolencei." Mrs. Thomas A.. H'endaricks wired: "Accept the love and' sympathy of your feiend'of long ago." Judge Gresham sent the ^following: "•Mrs, Greshrnan jpins me in sincere sympathy for yourself, and family, in your great and sudden beueovemeat." The following ware received yesterday before the death of Justice Miller: "You know my estimate of Justice Miller and will understand! my tender heartfelt sympathy on learning of his affliction." W.. T. SHERMAN. Justice Fieldi telegraphed from New York, where he- arrived yesterday: "Mrs. Field and myself, on arriving from Europe today, were shocked and grieved beyond measure to hear of the. sudden attack of Justice Miller.. Tom have our profound sympathy in your great sorrow." Arrangements for Justice Miller's funeral were completed tonight. The services will take place Thursday, afternoon between 2 and 3 o'clock, in the supreme court roona at the capital, and in accord- 11 ance with Mrs. Miller's desires. The ceremonies will be-of the simplest character, At the conclusion of the services the remains will be-placed on a special car, attached to a regular train on the Pennsylvania, road leaving here at 7:40 p. n>., arriving in Chicago the following evening and in Keokuk at lO.a. m. The fuaeral at Keokuk will take place from tbe Unitarian church immediately after the arrival of the train. The honorary pall-bearers probably will be Chief Justice Fuller and the associate justices of the supreme court. QUICKLY PART. Playwi* »re United Only to ftt Once Sepftr- ato. MILWAUKEE, Oct. 15,—One of the comedians of the World's Fair company and Miss Lilian Cleaver, of the Hallen <& Hart company, experienced con» siderable difficulty in the laudable en- deavojr to get married Sunday evening. Immediately after the performance on that evening they took a hack and started out to get the nuptial kupt Jed. Twice they vere uwucoewfa " tfeird dominie njoje coaii^ej^tf following his company and fortunes t* Minneapolis, while the no less disconto- late bfide retired from his presence with the unsatisfactory consolation of hearing him murmur as he sped on his way northward, "I will see you later on." BOILEtt MAKERS STRIKE. the (Lftbot-fiM In the Wisconsin Centra* Shops nt Wnukeshn Strike. WHUKASHA, Oct. 14.—The first strik* of shop employes with which the Wisconsin Central Railway company has had t» deal is on in the boiler department of tha shops at this place. Twenty-five boilermakers are out. They charge that the foreman, S. G. Smith, demands too much work of them, and is unfair otherwise. in his treatment of them. A conference was arranged for today between the strikers and Superintendent McNaughton^ but the lattor i» ill and was unable to meet the men. Work on the boiler shops is suspended today, but one man being at work. The strikers are confident that the trouble will be adjusted as soon as Su* perintendent McNtiughton is able to meet them. BAXGEHOUS MISSIONARIES. They Refuse to Kocolve Medical Aid tn. Sierra Leone. WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.— The British minister has transmitted to the department of state a letter from the governor of Sierra Leone, enclosing 1 a report from Colonial Surgeon Ross, at Freetown ( regarding the case of the American missionaries, about whom various stories have been told. A party consisting of Mr. Kingman and wife, Miss Dick, and Messrs. Helmick, Jaderquist, Codding- Tryce (colored) Gates and Harris, arrived last February. They began at once to live in the native fa&hion. hoping thus to gain the confidence of the natives. In July Kingman informed the surgeon that Ross- gates and Harris had died. No doctor had. been summoned > because the whole party- were strong believers in faith cur«. Dr. Ross on investigation found that the deaths were caused by tropical fever, an extremely malignant disease. Mr. Kingman he found to be in the last stages, and she died despite his efforts to save her. He removed Tryce to the hospital, where ho eventually recovered. Kingman came down himself but refused to receive medical aid until the doctor threatened to isolate the house and send the- rest of the party back to America on the- ground that they were a clanger to the community. He then consented to be treated and recovered. Dr. Ross is informed that the remainder of these missionaries intend going due east into the interior, guided only by the compass. In view of these facts and the statement in the Missionary Review, that another party of missionaries are exnected, the governor of Sierra Leone calls attention to the matter as this climate is- aot suited to those who trust alone to "taith healing' and ignore the means placed by providence at their disposal for the relief of suffering 1 humanity and such is a danger to community at large. DOING A RUSHING BUSINESS. A HURLEY DEN RAIDED; A "•-•.I Tlie Recent Raliis Materially Assist tlie Superior J^umbor IJo»m. SUPERIOR, Wis., Oct. 15»r—The recent' rainfalls.were worth thousands of dollars to Superior lumbermen, who have million** of feet of logs hung up on the Neniadji,. Auiinacon, Nun and Middle rivers all this season. It is estimated that 20,000,000 feet of logs have been hung up on the many streams tributary to the South Shore. This fact haa occasined the closing down of two of the West Superior mills on account of the shortage o_f logs, but now the prospect of them/starting up again is very bright. In. previous years the mills hove usually sawed lumber until the ic« formed, and a handsome supply of logs is ' always carried over for an eanly _ start the following spring, Peyton, Kiinball & Barber have sent a force of men out to drive logs on .the Aminicon.and tributary- si .-earns. They expect to bring down at Iflast 2,000,000 feet, and in. this- event ttw mill will resume operations. The West X » Superior Lumber company's- mills will- also resume operations in. 8) very short time, several million feet of logs, which it would have been impossible to get to mill this season, unless nione water fell, will be cut.by the mill this<season. In spite of lost time it is- rafe to estimate the cut of the superior-saw mille this season at about 50,000,000'feet. TLe Claire'B Dance Houne-Tislteil ami Fourteen lumutefr AiBrest«d. ... HULEY, Wis,, Oct. 15.—Charles Lo Claire's notorious danoe house was raided last night by Ashland 1 county, deputy sheriffs, and fourteen women inmates spent the night in jail. An.oggressive-eampaign has been inaugurated'against the dives of Hurley. Le Claire has been informed that if he moves his "white house" one mile into the woods north of town he will be pbrmitted to run it. The-aew (rerraan Evangelical Lutheran church, will be dedicated Sunday nest, and_ it is just across the street from lie Claire's place. It is thought that tlie church people are behind the movement to close th» ''white house." Trouble Between. Trunk M»iiufiM>turers. RACINE, Wis., Oct. 15.—Another outbreak of the- bitter feelipg between Jf, M. Secor and E. J. Paiica, the rival Ra., cine trunk manufacturers, occur ra ' ( lHtbft a> other day, Secor recently ^eteU re ^ shut out tho exhibition of.- faj^ca re at the fair, but popular gentle-Bit w Impelled hinii to change his cowse.: th ^ ' as president of the exposition' Sjf jj'(S ( fuses ta sign the diploma a was O f Palica. i tl't *>j Bailey wua Wife»re91) MILTON, Wii,, Oct. 15.—Rev. ,' Bailey and wife celebrated the fifti' j niversary of their nwrriage yeste'" large number of 'friends wej t ne jng" Dr. E. 8. Bailey, professor ij 11e oan ^ man Medical college <rf Chio^iij no . force son. Elder Bailey ha? keep "v^o Q ? since a severe illness & year rgo, ^sa f BAROBOO, Wis., Oct. 15.VrTOe Jff Christian Tenipranoa Union c| tM»i cengreB8.ion.al, district of WfecMiMfS hold a con^ution in this ' Wednesday, Q4q]jer ?\

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