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.^j-pkO/y: THE tJPPEE DES MOINES, ALGOMA, IOWA. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 22,1890. XILE IAN STORY, , towards the middle bi [•ferrible cold, the fugitive* * iith of the Kamennaya I" cried the two natives, ilves up and pointing towards fvnich was lost 1 to the north ie sky. . Ocean 1" said M. Lafleiir, lite himself as if before some- 'Sftd mysterious! $rill not come here to search for Us 1" Yegor. ffictlc landscapes are but little varied. |1*an a&d misty atmosphere there are Idowsj the lines o'f the horizon are of- id and vanish. Height and distance do exist; the .land and the sea, equally lite with snow, can scarcely be distin- ihed one from the other; the innumora- irregularities and windings of the coast im, hi these dead and desolate regions, to have had the time to assume decided '& precise shapes. Ono might believe him- in the midst of a universe still in pro- a of formation. .e silence and immobility of nature, in i vicinity of tho pole, have something ittd and wild about them. 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- in, remained impassible and rigid. He itnprehended that, with tho cold and tho continuous night which would shortly begin, the surveillance of which he was tho object Would necessarily bo relaxed. Could he es- >ca'pe then? Should he strive to flee, or •should he wait until some unforeseen event •changed the face of things? Around the 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, whita birds vague as shadows floated slowly, suggesting the wandering souls of those who are no more. The light was funereal and BO feeble that objects had neither body not color. At last, tho fugitives had reached the spot where they designed to conceal themselves during tho winter. They would erect o stout hut, well sheltered from the winds oi the north. It was only on the arrival of spring that they could risk traversing the country of tho Tchouktchis, on thoir way to the Gulf of Anadyr. On their hazardous journey sown with perils of every kind, they had lost all idea of time. "I would like to know what part of the year it is," said M. Laflour; "but we have kept no account of tho days." "This is the 20th of November," said the chief o'f 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 hi the darkness?" demanded Nadoge. "Tho night will not be as dark as you imagine, Mademoiselle," said M. Lafleur, "Thanks to tho power of tho refraction and the gleaming whiteness of tho snow, as wol' <is the frequency of tho aurora boroalis, the gloom will be supportable. Wo shall alsc have the moon, which will mako us ten visits every twenty-four hours. What we Tiave to fear are the excessive cold and lack of provisions. Wo aro now but six, •since the poor little lad has not rejoined us.' ."Don't count mo I" said the chief of police, •dryly. "Whynot?" "Now that my arm is cured, I shall make it a point not to accept for a single day longer anything whatever from you. Alone, J shall find a way to procure my food. I do not wish to embarrass you." "As you please," said Yegor. "Monsieur Yermao," added ho, "you shall have youi liberty when we abandon this spot early in the spring. That is if you do not prefer tc accompany us to tho Gulf of Anadyr, whore wo shall Quit simultaneously Siberia, Russia and Asia!" •"That remains to be soon!" muttered Yor- •rone, in a low tone. 1 MPTEB XXIII.— I'llEPAUATIONS FOU THE WIN- TEU, fugitives and the chief of police rSod at the edge of a small frozen river, anVater of which could be drunk. On the i o Js of this stream they could gathei * e'L-a * t 0 burn during the winter. vicinity of Cape Baranoff, with rocks of strange and ono fancied he saw there and gigantic animals scatter- towers and dismantled and which one might take foi ,jc.ks of a fortress. north and north-west portions of the composed of rooks of schist, plung- brpendioularly into tho sea and out ,nd there by narrow valleys, tho north, bounding tho horizon, were outlined huge mountains of ice, id icebergs by English and American igato'K A little in front of thorn stretch- Ut a y()?* ; opeu space iu tho ice. yj. brui Siberian shores of the Arctic IEVU, QUO does not see immense glaciers th'osofflRinith's strait. Nevertheless, She curJ^Rif toe Polar Sea flows from ,t to oastfit will readily be understood enormous masses of ico are drawn to- ids Behring'a Strait, From various es the height of the frozen mountains tents us one loaves the coast behind out. T'he hut, Which was very low, was strengthened b'y means of an exterior wall of hardened show, a" preeautioti taken against hurricanes which, other\vise, would have swept it away. The roof, exceedingly slight despite the tsai-ja bestowed Upon it by the exiles* had been in like manner covered With solid cakes of snow. Finally, in front of the passage, a veritable glacis formed of enormous blocks was designed to act as an obstacle to the tempests and to prevent the hut from being suddenly invaded and shut in by the 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, ah iron tripod," a boiler and a kettle, some spoons, knives and forks, a lantern, a saw, two hatchets, two hunting-knives, pistols and guns With a hundred cartridges for each gun, a thermometer and the tiny compass belonging to the charms of Yegor's watch-chain—the watch was to play the important role of chronometer. Unfortunately, the supply of food, as the this spot on the shore of the Arctic the people from the banks of the _is(op, when they start out to hunt |ur producing' animals, are exists, between the limit thoy as- bo "themselves and that adopted by the iiktohis, a neutral and uninhabited zone favorable for the establishment of a r camp for fugitives, eoftst was covered with, drifted wood, cpuld be utilized in the construotion \ for the winter, which gave promise excessively severe, .ybody assisted in erecting the hut— srm»o, Tne interior was so arranged rnisU, besides the room common to for Nftdege, ta which her */,» ww erected. The men were to ^together,in.another apartment. pa $ ityiH made of pieces of wood,. ^ *$*• in was hung over th.a aopr of the i, & covered paagaL - Pftow, fpjwd 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 moat set aside, each ono, except Yer- mac, dipped a spoon into the kettle. _ Yer- raac drew from his sack' some rye biscuits he had furnished himself with attheostrog' these, with a morsel of youkoula of mouk- soune (a sort of sea gudgeon dried,) consti tuted his supper. Yegor and M. Laflour looked at each oth- ci-, painfully impressed by the chief of police's determination. "And when you have oaten your biscuit, what then*" asked the Parisian. "To-morrow, I shall begin hunting," responded Yermac. "To hunt one must have a gun I" "And you have mine! No matter I I will sot traps. You will trust mo with ahatchef to prepare my traps, will you not!" "Certainly," said Yogor, who admired the character of tho chief of police. "But you will be compelled to have bolt,' observed tho Parisian. "Right; I did not think of that," answered Yormac, and ceasing to eat, ho put aside his morsol of youkoula. He refused tho tea prepared with molted snow, and, after his more than primitive re past eaten amid biting cold, stretched himself out dressed as he was upon tho plankf of tho camp bed, having previously changed his stockings, a precaution without whicl one would expose himself to the risk oi freezing his foot. The next day, he sot ton traps, fo^Tied o) roughly constructed boxes embed 'I 1 ;! the snow. In each box he placed . bait Above, a heavy flat piece of wood, held in position by a spring, was designed to f al' upon tho animal—which, in touching the bait, would free the spring—and retain it until the arrival of Yermac. Twenty-four hours afterwards, the' chiej of police, his hatchet in his hand, visited his traps, one by 'one, but found nothing in them. Returning towards the hut, with the prospect of a fast before him, he saw some makarcha plants and with difficulty pulled then\ to eat the roots. They formed his breakfast, dinner and supper that day. Yegor begged Nadege, who was affected by Ycrmac's stoical resolution, not to pay too much attention to him; that was, perhaps, the only way to induce him to acl otherwise. Very efc&y in tho morning evei-ybody was astir. They rekindled tho 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 kettle was placed on the fire and tea made. Afterwards, it was necessary to sea what could bo done about dinner and, ultimately, the evening meal with the very limited moans as to provisions and utensils at their disposal. Yormac always did by himself what he called his cooking. The cold grew bitter, and the hut was far from being comfortable when the northwest wind, blowing with violence, drove buck tho smoko into the interior. Tho Yakoutos' pipes had frozen. Iron burned on touching it when ono forgot tc envelop his hand in a glove or piece of skin. The excessive cold, which at first acted as > stimulant to the will, speedily produced d» bility. M. Lafleur was the initial sufferer A sort of intoxication took possession o' him, his jaws trembled and his movements became uncertain. Sometimes, in the night he felt tho cold so much that, despite hispe lisse and the fire burning in the centre of th< hut, he arose repeatedly, wont out-of-doors and ran around the cabin to give somo pli anoy to his benumbed limbs. Tha night of thirty-six days had commenced on the 22ud of November. Yernuw thought seriously of taking advantage of the darkness to escape; but he could only attempt to gain Nijni-Kolimsk with the aid o' ono of tho guides. Tokol seemed to him to be too thoroughl} devoted to his musters t'o be influenced, but Chort offered more encouragement. Tht chief of police frightened him by what kind of people he was serving and tr what ho was exposing himself, should tlioy bo arrested iu thoir attempt to escape-. Finally, he proposed that he should lleo witl him in the nartiv, the dogs of which ware accustomed to obey him, promising-him a handsome recompense as soon as they reached the settlements of the Kolima. The Yakoute asked timo for reflection He was, doubtless, on tho point of yielding to tho pressing applications o£ tho chipf oi police, when Yogor, without suspecting Yermao's plans, totally overthrow him, Yegor had quickly comprehended thai they could not food thirty-four dogs unti" the close of the winter. Many things, also were wanted to assure the success of his bold project. Ho decided, in accord with M Laflquv, to send the two Yakoutos in thoii nartas to Elope-Balo or sorao of tho villages on the banks of tho Omolou—NiJui-Kolimsli would be too dangerous—there to purchase reindeer skins in sufficient quantity to make an ourouso, or traveling tent, to bo used or the resumption of the journey, pieces oj birch wood and skins for the construction o) I a baydare, a very light, flat boat made oJ wood and le\vher, for crossing streams, and whale ribs to strengthen the runners of the sledges when the ico was rough and also IB those places where the snow was impregnated with salt. Finally, the guides 'were to collect a considerable supply of frozen reindeer ribs and dried fish for the dogs Yegor gave Tekel some gold pieces und rou ble notes, which are perfectly current witt the natives, although their money, for the most part, is either tobacco or brandy, The two Yakoutes were to depart in forty' eight hours, and Yermao had but a very faint hope of deciding Chort to disappear before the moment when he was, to follow his comrade Tekel. Tchouktchls must be 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 oS he heard a strange noise. What could this noise' mean? Suddenly* a Vague, white light Spread oVei the sky, like a milky 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. Soon, however, a blaze of fire broke forth at the horizon, constantly increasing and shooting out sheaves of flaine, 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 a? nothing is moro shifting, more changeable, than the phenomenon of the aurora boroalis, green tints speedily succeeded the rod hues. One might have thought that an immense Bengal light was illuminating tho horizon. Then it was like a rainbow which had formed itsolf 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 theso shifting and capricious displays of light which filldd the sky, Yogor perceived a sledge drawn by several pairs of reindeer which was making its way over tho sea, quite level at that point, in the direction of the hut, keeping at a distance of about n hundred yards from the coast. .He immediately thought that thoy wore pursued, and called tho Parisian to impart to him his fears. Tho latter,-after having put on his forSffead, nose und oars all the pieces of fur he could gather, finally quitted the hut. He thought, on seeing the flaming sky that his fi-iond had summoned him withou' to onjoy this spectacle yot new to both o' them, and uttered an exclamation. "Hush I" said Yogor. "and glance at thos« people who are advancing towards us in narta." The howling of tho dogs had, at first, prevented M. Laflour from hearing the scraping 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 aro no) numerous—two or throe at most. If thej have business with us, they may find pcopli who can hold their own with them. But listen!" The narta was near enough for them -i; hear words exchanged between its occu pants. " Upon frozen surfaces sounds may b« distinctly hoard a great distance. "I know that voice I" cried M. Lafleur. "And I also I" said Yegor, growing pale. "May I never again see the Place de IB Bastille if it is not tho voice of Ladislas I" "Your speak truly, Monsieur Laflouri Look! the narta is shaping its course by ttu bark of our dogs." Two minutes afterwards, tho little- Polt 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 child)?' asked Yegor, at last. "With the son of the chief of police> o) Yakoatsk, who has brought me back to'you all." '•The son of the chief of police?" cried M. Lafleur, in whose ears this title had a. disi agreeable sound. "He is very ill—wounded. Thanks to-the money he possessed, he was able to inducr a rich Tunguse having very handsome rein.- deer to bring us hither." "Yegor, I am going to him," said M. Lat' leur, "while you conduct Ladislas to* his.- sister. But, be careful I Prepare bora lib tie for the joy which awaits her." M. -Lafleur cautiously descended towards the narta. The sky had much paled. Wher ho was near the traveler 0 "Come on," said he; "we are youi friends." "And my Tather," usked Dimitri, in ai fee-' ble voice. "He is over there, with us. Moro thai once he has spoken of you, and your fate 1 torments him." "Then I shall see him—before Idle["murmured the wounded man. "Before you die! Ah! I see—you: are; ill, my friend, very ill; but we will care for you. Come quickly and warm yourseli at our fire, and tell your driver to do.i the • same." The Tunguse, thus invited, lifted Dimitri and, with the aid of the Parisian, Yermac's son succeeded in clearing the distance which separated the sledge .from tho hut.. Hisi father ran to meet him. "Father!" said the young man, om perceiving him. "givo me credit for a< good action. I have brought you back tho child.'' Yermac clasped Dimitri to his breast; bull ho could not avoid making the following ol>. serviition to him ; "For- youi- first good action, you hawamofr, exactly had n happy hand." "FAwis that:" 'The child is the son of company with others who are escaping." "I did not know it," murmured Dimitri. "The merit of the action is yoursj. all the; same," suul Yermac. "The moment: I nov turn this- child to them, I shall feel mysoUi completely freo from every regard to them. And I shall owe. thifc very; great satisfaction to you." Dimiti-i could not an,I did notiundorstand.. His father saw how weak he wasand.ask-- ed him tho reason. Dimitri answered; "It happened when I wished 1 to. qjiib nr$ companions. I was already far fixim them,, bringing the child, in the night, -when they fired upon us. They comprehended' th^tv I had abandoned them. I was. hit by a' DfldJ; below the left shoulder. I. could: not stop; tc caro for myself—and thatus-tlia.Beason; 3 am in this sad state." "Unfortunate man 1 You: exposed; yourself to an aggravation of youjr condition!" cried Yormac, "Then you no longs* wish to. see- ta&. die, father!" said the young maa, with a, sac} smile. "At least, I nave seen you again be- foro drawing my final- breath," added be, "and you will, perhaps,, jawdou me. for all the pain I have caused you!" 1 "Ah I DimitrU" cried Yeirmae-, greatly moved, "do not talk thus, %U» this moment, many things are forgotten. But ho\v were you able to get hore—ta push your search sc far!" "Tho courage of fee child did everything. As for mo, I felt that I was dying and did not wish to loso an hour, in order to redeem myself in your oyes, to turn from me youi malediction." 1 '* What an alTecting scone w as this reconciliation of father and sou in this vast fr.ime. lighted up by tho lust phase of ,|ho aurora boroalis, in which now the glard'of a huge conflagration WHS mingled ; with the soft shndes of early dawn! > That night was flnish<afin the hut amid the chat of Ladislns .and the happy N«4- qgo and the counclantial talk of Dimitri and liis father. The YuUoutos feted the At length, Yevmao sajd, to Yegor: "Thanks to my son, I U.W aVie, to you this child whom we all believed lost, and who, certainly, Would have died of wanl without Dimitri. Do you hot think, Bern- enotf, that this is something?" "You were our debtor, Yermac; I ftffl notv yours," he answered. "But do not nil these circumstances cause you to reflect? Will you not, at last, depart from that cruel attitude towards us Which has made us enemies?" !'As to that, It"Is impossible!" "We esteem and hate each other 1* "1 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 your gun, or, rather, leave me yours and take mine. I owe you that," add* ed ho, casting n compassionate look on pool Dimitri, whose soul seemed about to take its flight. From that moment, M. Lafleur was forced to transform himself altogether in to a nurse. It was not easy to caro for Yermac's son. Tho ball had penetrated deeply, and the Parisian possessed none of the resources of a surgeon. Hence tho state of the unhappy young man grew worse with extreme rapidity. Thero was no hope for him. A few dnys later—at the nocturnal hour when Dimitri hod arrived at tho camp of tho fugitives—throe men, tho two Yakoutos and the Tunguso, lighted a flre upon the shore of tho sea to dig a grave. When the fire had sunk iu tho snow to tho level of the soil, tho three men dug up tho earth with a spear of hard wood. Aftar an hour of this toil, which by developing thoir 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, thoy reappeared without, bearing a stiffened body wrapped in a sheet of cloth. Ladislas preceded them. He held in his hand a lantern to illuminate tho dark points of the road. Yermac came behind them, followed by Yegor and M. Lafleur. Around the hut, the dogs were howling- in a lamentable fashion. It was the knoll of tho 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. Thero, without the least rite, tho frozen body was laid in the frozen ground and covered with snow for a monument. Tho poor father saw all this done with tearful eyes. The two Yakoutes had prepared a wooden crcbs. Thoy erected it audit stood out black from the surrounding whiteness. And when the spectators raised their eyes to* the shy, they saw to their great surprise that the foil moon was shining in the centre of an immense cross-shaped glory, reproducing itself six times in the heavens with a sinister effect. The-polar night stretched out its tremendous veil through which tho stars pierced with extraordinary brilliancy; through th cold oil-,, a great light fell upon the blscls MlTsy the-snowy peaks and the glassy SOT,, The-'fast sijmice, broken only by tho howl ing of the- dogs, filled the mind with an in describable feeling of uneasiness and feai as.if 'it WETO under the ompii'e of a night maro'wuiutt nothing could drivo away. The. snme thought thon assailed those thrao mem. so far from their natal countries Yermac, Yegor, and good M. Lafleiu woi-e- transported in imagination to the lands; of the sun. Who know if they woulc over-see .them again, and if a cold gnv would not open for them also in this region of tho pole-? (To be continued.) PASSED TO ETERNAL PEACE re- Madden, cam emJCAGO POLICEMAN SHOT THomas Madden Fires Three Shots at All bert Jungo. GiiiCAW, Oct. 15.—Policeman Alber Junge was shot and mortally wounded thi morning, at 3 o'clock by Policeman Thoniaa Madden,,. Th& men had traveled in adjoin ingbeats-and) there had been bad blood bu tween them for some time. A few night ago they had a serious quarrel and after wardi reported Madden at the station tor drinking ™ 1 " u "" <1 "*" 1 This madfe matters night at roll call at their station •Lieutenant Kane summoned the men.lie •fore him and questioned the men as -trouble.. Madden refused to reply ano was- told! that he would be sent before-tlte hrialiboaid. In reply he took off his- oto and; star and threw them on the floor,,, say ing that he would resign, and muttering threats against Jnnge. He % was seen in several saloons during the night nnd at 3 o'clock this morning. Jhmgff' was in the patrol box porting to the station, Mac up and fiiredHhree shots at him, one^ot whic took effect 'in his breast. The niurtee then, walked awny and has nob yet bee apprehended. The officers at the staho claim that the men had first qjuunrelfd aliOBit religious and other matters, Ma«- deB. accused Junge of being a. member of the United Order of IPbpuMes and Juiage retorted that Madden was- a Clan- ma-Gael. Out of this the officers- say the trouble grew. SEALS DYINGS OJTF. TU» Rlohara llusli Crew Gi»» Very Unfavorable Re-joDts, SAN FKANOISCO, Oci..l5.—The revenue cutter Richard Bush, arrived today, tour days from Port Townsend. Captain Coul son said: "We have not sew one hundred seals this season Vetween Ounalaska and The Island,, going to. wad from, the rookeries are deserted The fact that tha Northwestern Cejaiaiercial 'company obtained only twenty-one thousand out of the large number of sixty thousand, goes far toward sustaining the assertion that seals are declining in numbers. We saw only five vessels the entire season HX the ustice Millet Today Appears, to be Judged by a Higher bnnal. TH- He Passes Quietly Fi-om the Billows of Life Into the Misty Haven of Best. late bfide retired from his presence the unsatisfactory consolation of heating him murmur as he sped on his way northward, "I will see you later on." BOILER MAKERS STBllCBi His Family and Friends Surround the Death-bed ai the Dying 1 Moment. WASHINGTON; Oct. 13.—Justice Miller iel tonight at eight minutes of eleven 'clock without, a struggle and apparently without pain. A. few minutes before he died, phlegm gradually accumulated in his throat and iis frame quivered, it was evident that ;he end was approaching and the members of his household who were not in the sick room, were hastily summoned to hia bed- ide. Besides Mrs. Miller and her son, Irvine, there were present Dr. Cook, J, W. Woolworth, an old friend of Justice filler, 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 Kookuk, Iowa, where they will be interred in the family burying ground. Tomorrow the supreme court will meet as usual and after the announcement of Associate Ju-itice Miller by Chief Justice Fuller the court will adjourn. Mrs. Touzalin and Miss Cordhill, the daughter and grand-daughter of the justice, will reach Washington tomorrow af- iernoon. 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 pent upon the farm but laker the employment in a drug store gave- hiiu 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 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 jpstice of the supreme court, and he is today the sole remaining appointee of Lincoln on the bench except Justice Field. WASHINGTON, Oct. 14—At a meeting of the supreme court of the- United States tous\y, the chief justice and associate justices except Mr. Field weie present. The chief 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 associ - v « will adjourn until Monday next." , , , All the ji&tricfc courts adjownea today omt of respect for the memory of the deceased jurist. Ex-assistant Postmaster General Clarkson sent the following tele- The linliornrs In ttt4 Wlflconiln Shops at Wankeshn Strike. WnuKASRA, 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. Q. Smith, demands too much work of thorn, and is unfair otherwise, in his treatment of them. A conference was arranged for today between the strikers and Superintendent McNaughtoH, but the latter in 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 he adjusted as soon as Su'- perintendent McNaughton is able to meet them. DANGEROUS MISSIONAIUBg. They Refuse to Iteoeive Medlenl Aid lit Sierra Leone. WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.— The British minister has transmitted to the department of state a letter from the governor of Sierra Leone, enclosing 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- Tryco (colored) Gates and Harris, arrivea last February. They began at once to live in the native fashion, 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 summon?d i 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 suve 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 tho house and send the- rest of the party back to America on the' ground that thoy were a danger 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 fche statement in the Missionary Review, that another party of missionaries ore exnected, the governor of Sierra Leone calls attention to the matter as this climate is- not suited to those who trust alone to "faith healing' and ignore the means placed by providence afc their disposal for the relief of humanity and such is munity at large. suffering a danger to com- DOING A BUSHING BUSINESS. The 'I'O PEJ.'J/KTE THE FORESTS. f ear Tlmt O ijv Lumbermen M'lU Cro>v<l Them In the Murk OTTAWA, Ont., Oct. 15.— Four carloads of lumber have left tare for American market since the removil of export duty. The amount awtut~ " meiit here is over 200.0QO feet,, Kmpire and Gazette attacphj for removing the duty tu " it will allow gram from New York:: ."Everybody who knew Judge Miller and loved him for h's greatness and his gentleness alike, will 0ic»arn with you in your sorrow. He has left a name to be Ipvedl as that of the greatest lawyer and judge pf his country im the most critical era of his life. C. E. Waite, son of- the late chief justice, telegraphed: ' 'Mjy mother and sister join' in expressions of the strongest sympathy and condolence;" Mrs. Thomas A.. Hlendrie-ks wired: ••'Accept the love and 1 sympathy of your foiend'of long ago." . Judge Gresham sent the following: "Mrs. Greshman jpins me in sincere sympathy for yourself and' family, in your great and sudden beneavenieat." The following were received yesterday before the death of Justice Miller: "You know my estimate of Justice Miller and will undersbaa^ my tender heartfelt sympathy on learning of his affliction." W.. T. SHEBMAN. 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.. You have our profound ympathy in your great sorrow." Arrangements for Justice Miller s funer- J were completed tonight. The services will take place Thursday afternoon be- ween 2 and 3 o'etock, in the supreme ,ourt room at the capital, and in accord-' ance with Mrs. Miller's desires. The ceremonies will toe-of the simplest chaiac- ,er. Afc the contusion of the services the remains will be- placed on a special car, at,ached to a regular tram on the Pennsylvania, road leaving here at 7:40 3. iu., arriving in Chicago the following evening and in Keokuk at JO a. m. The "oaeral at Keokuk will take place from be Unitarian church immediately after ;he arrival of the train. The honorary .-bearers probably will be Chief Justice Pnller and 'the associate justices of the supreme court. QUICKLY X'ABT. Pluyeru are United Only to tit Once uto. MILWAUKEE, Oct. 15,—One of thecome- diajis of the World's Fair company and Miss Lilian Cleaver, of the Hallen & Hart company, experiencea con.* siderable difficulty in the laudable en.» ' ivorto get married Sunday """"'— ediately after the ' ' they took Recent Kulns Materially As»I»t the Superior Jjumber'Hoom. SUPEIUOK, Wis., Oct. ISi^-The recent' rainfalls were worth thousands of dollars to Superior lumbermen, who have millions of feet of logs hung up on the Nemadji,- Aniinacon, Nun and Middle rivers all this fr-euson. 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 has occasined the closing down of two of the West Superior mills on account of the shortage of logs, but now the prospect of them, starting up again is very bright. In previous years the mills have 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, Kimball & Barber have sent a force of men out to drive logs on the Aminicon.and tributary si .-earns. They expect to bring down at least 2,000,000 feet, and in this- event the mill will reaumft operations. The. West Superior Lumber company's mills will- also resume operations in. ai very short time, {several million feet of logs, which it would have been impossible to get to- mill this season, unless more water fell, will be the mill this-season. In spite of lost time it is- rafe to estimate the cut of the superior-saw mills this season at about 50,000,OQO>feet. : A HUKliEY DEN RAIDED: lie Clulre's Dance House-TiBlted »ud Vonr- teen Inmutefr Ajrre«t«d, •, HULET, Wis., Oct. 15.—Charles _ Le ./ 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.aggressive campaign lias 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 towm he will be j^ permitted to run it. The-mew German Evangelical Lutheran church, will be dedi- '' cated Sunday nest, and it is just across the street from Le Claire r s place. It is thought that the church people are behind the movement to close tin "white house." Trouble IJetweou Truuk Munufuoturers, RACINE, Wis,, • Oct. 15.—Another outbreak of the- bitter feelipg between M, M. Secor and: E.. J, Pmica, the rival Racine trunk manufacturers, occurs li»thftv_ other day, Secor recently attetejlre shut out th»exhibition of., Paljea re at the fair, but popqlar Ben.t.lem.t wU'- pel led him. to change his cowse. th 11 as president of the exposition Ejf ftp, fuses to sign the diploma awa\ O f PaHca. i th, 1 " FIFTIETH ANNIVEBSAR^if „ JuiueB liailey uud Wife »re M-; Half a Century, MILTON, Wig., Oct. 15.—Rev, , JJailey and wife celebrated th,e fiftf' i niversary of .their nwriage yestf" large nviBilijer of friends jyt^ tne | w ' man Medical co.ftege qf Ch , son. Elder Bailey has been since a severe illness a year rgo, W, 0, T,] BAKOBOO, Wie., Oct. 15,-The> Wprnj^ ,j Christian Tempranoa Union r* "" -"'—* '- -i fdistrjct of WjBganjan. pp^

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