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Algona, Iowa
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If t ^1 ' £ •\ PEg, M01NMS, AL(>ONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1890, THE EXILES. STORY. \ ,«> 4"J,e kamakay shrugged his shoulders, Yettnad Spoke of the authority of the White CzaU, of the son of the sun, without making any impression on the savage. He knew that there existed at the extremity of the world, away off towards the west, a great village—Yakoutsk—-where a very » powerful chief resided, tils political knowledge was limited to that vagiie notion, lie knew further that beyond the sea, tb the east, whisky merchants, trappers and whale fishermen—the Americans—possessed rich tettlements. As to laws, he only knew of those which had emanated from himself and his ancestors, and were made for the benefit of the trtt^tever; which he ruled despotically. After his first attempt, Yermac comprehended that bo could obtain no assistance from the kumakay. However, as it was important to him. us the future might offer Mm somo more favorable chance, that Nadejro should not remain in the hands of this petty savage king, he loudly demanded that she should be restored to her betrothed. This demand was made in vain. Then th« chief of police undertook—still with tho aid of the interpreter—to obtain the young girl In exchange for certain objects capable o) tempting the curiosity, vanity or cupidity o 1 the native chief. Yegor had immediately approved of thie plan, and a gun, two pistols with their nut ,nitions, rouble notes to a very largo amount and tho charms of Yegor's watch-chain were successively offered and refused. The kam- akay Tehikino obstinately persisted in hii design to keep the young white girl, when he wished to make tho most beautiful ornament of his throne. .The situation grew,embarrassing. Nadege was now shedding tears which were nc • longer tears of joy. Soon she began to uttei heart-rending cries, and it was a most affecting spectacle to see the despair of the beautiful young girl, threatened .with remaining in the power of the frightful kama- . kay, with flat nose, tawny skin, and greasj with seal oil. "Take mo awuyf" cried she to Yegor and M. Lafleur—"or kill me rather than abandon mo I" - Yegor was thinking of a resort to extreme measures. It could be seen from his wild and menacing eyes that he was ready to d( anything, rather than leave his betrothed ir the hands of this savage. Suddenly, M. Laflour, who feared aomi bloody scene, had an inspiration. He tool down the drum of the sorcerers and, assuming tho inspired air of a chaman, began t« beat upon it with nil his might. "A chaman I'^said tho two wives of th« kamakay, Nukolou and Kokerjabin. "A chamau I" exclaimed tho three warriors of the tribe, silent until then. "A chamau!" shouted tho Yakoute, immediately comprehending the intention of th« dancing-master. The kamakay, tawny as he was, hadgrowr pale at the first sounds of the drum of the sorcerers, beaten by the stranger with un- uss-il dexterity. This meddling with his nf. fa£™i|y a being gifted with supernatural powerwroubled him. ••-., Whoir%q had made a tremendous noise on the reindeer skin of the drum of tho cha- mans, which he usod like a tambourine, boating it with his fist, his elbows, his knees and his forehead to tho great astonishment of tho natives, M, Laflour drew from beneath his fur garments his bolovod pocket violin, which he had never abandoned, even when reduced to the most cruel extremities. Taking advantage of the astonishment o) the Tchouktchis at tho sight of this instrument, which seomod to have emerged from his breast as from a violin box, ho executed tremolos of his own composition, rapid, fantastic and irresistible. The slut began to howl, and soon its young ones joined in with their barking. Nukotou sat down on the ground, hiding her infant and seeming to implore pardon for it and herself. The other wife of the kamakay imitated her supplicating gestures. These two wretched ore .lures saw already the rn- ger of somo great spirit—Tornasul or some other superior being—punishing them on account of the stranger whom their husband had wished to give them for a companion and a rival. "What do thoy want?" asked the Parisian Of Tekol, without ceasing to play. "Thoy are asking for mercy," answered the guide. "Lot them address themselves to the kam- akay," Tekel translated those words by an expressive sign. Then, the women clung to Tehikino, fully resolved, it seemed, not to release him until taoy had obtained his consent to what tho white men demanded of him—the restitution of the girl with flaxen hair. 'Uut^tho kamakay was firm. Fearing that he might weaken, ho loft tho tent, taking with him the three warriors and uttering menacing words. for CHAPTER XXXIV.— SAFE AT LAST. This was a commencement of success M. Laflour, He took breath. Then tho fugitives looked around them, examining with curiosity this horrible place, repulsive in its lilth, whore Nadege had lived for several weeks. Of its ordinary inhabitants there now remained only the two wives of tha iutive ohiof and tho two female slaves, nil of whom were completely subjugated by tho power of the foreign chaman, who \vus superior to every other chaman. Those chamans or sorcerers, feared and respected by the Tohouktchis, are ordinarily recruited from among feeble-minded young people, to whom the aged have related so many of those mysterious and terrible things, which form tho foundation of popular belief, that one day their reason entirely forsakes them. The long hours of solitude, tho excessive cold and the frequent hunger have als.o, it is ' believed, a real influence ovp'- ••- nervous organizations, which ,-*'' , <v,ilge, and it is in perfect good faith ' $«hout the least idea of trickery that Jiiow chamans, without other consocra- i than their declared lunacy, take pos' on of a spiritual, almost sacerdotal, role, ill a country given to idolatry, though traces of Christianity are encountered there. These traces are even numerous, but altogether on the surface. 1 Of the last-mentioned fact the fugitives promptly had proof. The kamakay had Scarcely gone whon a native entered the tent, drawn thither by the announcement of the jpssenpe of a chamau. I Ho was an aged man, who was disthi- gvn'shed from the other natives by a sort of elegance in his attire, He wore suspended fi'ojn his nook, over his hairy koukhlyanfea, tvvo images and four crosses. Upon hjs breast were spread put two certificates en- Closed between two little boards, and the fugitives immediately learned from his wordy declarations that one of these papers attested the baptism of hitnself and his throe Sons. The other, which he had received from a powerful chief—he did not know it was the Czar—was n kamley in red cloth sent in acknowledgement of the receipt of a present of the fur of a polar fox. To thoroughly establish his orthodoxy, he made while speaking numerous signs of the cross. The Parisian promised himself to make of Annawa—such was the name of this old native—a useful auxiliary for the deliverance of Nadege. He commenced by instructing Tekel to inform him that they intended to remain in the chief's tent as long as they were obliged to stay in the country. It was then March and the fugitives, who could not think of retracing th'eir steps to resume possession of their hut at Cape Baranoft had no other resource than to gain time. As soon as the days grew longer and less cold, they would plunge into the interior Of the Tchouktchi peninsula. It was necessary for them to gain the shores of the Aniouy, then, by ascending towards the sources of that river, across a mountainous district, to reach the Anadyr and descend that stream towards Behring's Strait. The kamakay's tent, despite the terrible stench which came from the alcove, WAS, without doubt, the most comfortable habita- •tion of the region. To take possession Of it, by the power of the occult sciences, would bo a masterstroke. The Parisian, followed by the old man, who continued his signs of the cross, went three times around the tent, boating the magic drum. After this, he declared to the amused native that whoever should try to enter the tent without his permission would be stricken with death at the new moon. During this singular ceremony, Nuketou and Kokorjabin, aided by the two slaves, gathered together what they wished to carry away, and Nadego saw those cruel women, who had caused her so much suffering, hastily floe to escape the maledictions which wore showering down without at the conjurations of the chaman. After a cleaning out in which each one took part, the fugitives established themselves ur; best they could in the kamakay's tout. They kept their loaded weapons with them in case of an offensive return. Tekel and Chort succeeded each other as sentinels, night and day. Wab also was on guard. When Yegor and M. Lafleur ventured out-of-doors, they went armed to the teeth. But the fugitives felt themselves seriously menaced by the hostile attitude of the entire tribe. They saw sombre and irritate:! faces; the natives to whom they addressed a few words of politeness, lo.irnoJ froiii Tokel, did not reply, silence ainun^ thorn showing lho h.'htht of discontent, as n flcnv of words is tho effect of aii.yer among the French. Soon tlic Parisian learned from Aniiawii —who was very loquacious—that tho nu- tives inton lei to reduce the intru-lors by hunger. The protoinlud chumau then resolved U deal a terrible blow. Aided by Annawa he fomented an insurrection against the kamakay, und succeeded in ranging more than half tho warriors on the side of the spirit of which ho announced the manifestations. This bold attempt was destine;! to have cruel consequences for tho kamakay. The terrible chaman ordered the sacrifice of throe whilo roindcor, and, as tho flumes devoured tho victims, he pronounced tho dethronement of the chief and condemned him to exile. M. Laflcur chose Annawa to suncced the kamakay, that abductor of young girls. This was too clover iv stroke oC policy not to be crowned with complete success. From tho day following- this solemn sacrifice, Tchikiuo was no longer mentioned. He had accepted his dethronement and fled from his tribe, without even having the power to take his wives and two slaves with him. "it was an act of justice," said Yerniao. "What was the fool thinking of, who know not even that he was a subject of the Czar and as such amenable to the laws of the empire?" The chief of police wished first to convert to his ideas and then to his uses the now kamakay, a Christian, and honored with an imperial certificate, but M. Lafleur looked after this, and, us Tekol alone could servo as interpreter, Yermacwas deprived of the new resource which had presented itself to his fertile mind. The moment came at last when they could resume their journey. It was with heartfelt joy that Yegor, with Davidoff's charming daughter beside him in one of the nartas, quitted the tent where ho had come to seek her, with death in his soul, when, rejoined by Lndislas, tho guides, and Yermac, he had learned in what spot the innocent girl was groaning and calling on him for help. It was necessary to find tho course of tho Aniouy, which was-not easy because o*f the small knowledge of the country possessed by tho guides. They wont at first through pitiful looking forests. New moss was commencing to shoot up through the marshy soil. Upon the hills flocks of marsh birds were already showing themselves. They reached some deserted camps of Tchouktchi iiomuds, recognizable mainly by the black traces of the dimokours formed of grass and moss, which are set on flre in tho summer to drive away, by the smoke they spread around, tho myriads of mosquitoes which torment men and animals during tho warm soason. In tho larch thickets, the travelers chose the spots where the trees were the most scattered and, at other times, took the rein- deor paths, for they wore now in tho region of tho roindcor Tchouktohis. On tho bank of a river they saw a number of traps for zibollinos and foxes, traps which scorned to be abandoned. A little further on, thoy discovered on the shoro of a torrent an enormous mammoth tusk, weighing over one hundred pounds. It was so solidly enclosed iu tho ico that they could not loosen It Beyond tho forest stretched out a vast marshy plain, which seemed to have been wooded. The dogs advanced toilsomely amid new- fallen snow, still soft or half melted by the heat of the sun, and the everlasting ice of Which tho soil was formed. In the evening the fugitives camped where they found themselves. Nadege and LacV- islas always had their pologue erected. The men slept in the nartas or on tho snow. In this concluding portion of their journey were reproduced for Yegor and his companion*, with less intensity, however, all the dangers, all the suffering, and all the fatigues which had already marked its course -rOOld,.elemental war, privations and attacks Of famished boasts. But the days had lengthened. With the spring the birds had reappeared. The reindeer) quitting the forests, returned to the yep coast to get rid of the mosquitoes. New plants offered some resources; uraoag: others the, sajifrages and tUe gentians were already shooting Up'. The snow seethed, here and*there, veined with blood, made rusty looking by the lichens, or shaded with green and yellow by a host of rudimentary cryptogamous plants. The roots of the creeping willow made a Very good seasoning for the reindeer meat; the inlce burrows furnished the farinaceous root of the makarcha, and, to replace the tea consumed to the last leaf, the fugitives gathered a certain moss from tho greon granite which they mixed with a sort of aromatic fern. The chase had again become possible, and they were able, especially, to hunt the wild sheep and the reindeer. After having broken the icy crust of the rivers, they threw in their net and caught itt abundance the sturgeon, the mouksouno, the nelma and the tchir, all large fish belonging to the trout and salmon families. One morning at daybreak, resounding cries awoke the sleepers in the open air. These cries como from a great flock of geese that had settled down upon the surface of a half-thawed pond^TSgor, M. Lafleur and the Yakoutes araed themselves with sticks an* surrounded the pond. Wab, plunging amid the water and ice, spread disorder among the geese which fled to the bank, where the hunters killed thirty In a few minutes. Tho Yakoutes displayed remarkable address in handling their sticks. Yermac looked on and smiled. Since the nartas, loaded with supplies from the Hugo and Maria, had furnished resources for their daily nourishment, the chief of police, who counted on the indemnification of the owners of tho whalor, had not hesitated to accept his share of tho food. Ho showed himself, besides, a skillful fisherman and excelled in the preparation of flsh soup. A few days afterwards, the fugitives killed, also with sticks, a dozen swans. Those birds moult later than goose. They met a herd of reindeer which allowed thorn to approach it. This led them to believe that the reindeer wore private property. They were right. Tho Tchouktchis to whom the animals belonged had, doubtless, hidden themselves on perceiving the littlo caravan of white people. They crossed with infinite trouble and great danger the mountainous region leading to tho sources of the Anadyr. The country had tho wildest possible look. Threatening rocks rose perpendicularly along deep valleys; the tempestuous wind, driven into the bogs and ravines, whirled about there and escaped with a hiss, rendering the passage of the defiles toilsome mid perilous. Sometimes, they wore forced to quit the sledges and walk beside thorn along steep paths on tho edges of precipices, into which tho least false step would have sufficed to precipitate them. The dogs had groat difficulty in advancing. Happily for tho travelers, tho snow covered tho slopes and prevented them from slipping. At other times, thick fogs suddenly surrounded them, shutting off the sight of their road, until the summit upon which they happened to be seemed like an island rising from the midst of an agitated sea. Finally, they reached tho Anadyr, which flows, parallel to the chain of mountains cutting the Tchouktchi peninsula, from north to south and afterwards to tho northeast. They followed the banks of this river, and, many times, had occasion to use, to cross the broad streams which flow into it, the light skin boat which they had with them, tho materials of which had been brought from the hut on Capo Baranoff by the Yakoutes. They halted for a few days at the mouth of the Krasnaia, one of the affluents of the Anadyr, two hundred miles from the sea. It was a spot favorable for hunting. Besides, the dogs had bleeding paws and required rest. When the fugitives resumed their journey, thoy arrived in loss than ten days at the place where tho Anadyr ceases to' be a river and becomes the Bay of Onomeue. It was now nocessai-y for them to shun tho ostrog of Anadyr. They went along the co:ist towai'ds the south, advancing cautiously : they kept near enough to tho soa to watch it and far enough from the shore to escape observation. Tho sea was yet encumbered with ice blocks. Thoy would have to wait until all these frozen masses were in motion and the spaces of water had increased, before thoy could hopo to sea a sail. One day, from the summit of a lofty promontory tlw fugitives witnessed that immense breaking up of the ice, which is the grandest and most terrifying spectacle that one can imagine. The icebergs at first move laboriously from their places. Cracked by the thaw and mined by the sea, thoy crumble upon themselves with a groat din. Oth- BI-S advance, turning about in tho free waters already agitated by the wind from the main sea; they have a menacing look with their sharp angled prattles and their tottering sloping summits. Tho last snow that has fallen, swept by the wind, arises in dust towards the sky which it darkens. From time to time, enormous blocks detach themselves from the principal masses, with a detonation like the discharge of several pieces of artillery. The foaming waves stimulate this work of disaggregation. The collision of tho floating ice blocks is incessant; they hurl themselves one upon another, until the repeated shocks have reduced them to powder. Everything twists and sinks in an immense break up. rounding larch forests, or to fishing on Mie banks of a brook which ran along tho hollow of the ravine, thoy passed upon the promontories, occupied in watching tho soa. Yer- mac did not fix his eyes on the agitated surfaces of tho waves With less avidity than his companions. But Juno approached and no whalers! June passed t July came, and still no whalers! Yegor, in despair, began to form projects more impracticable one than another—to ascend the Anadyr, cross the mountains which occupy tho region and descend towards tho Sea of Okhotsk at tho Gulf of Pcnjinsk; to go to the Aleutian Islands, or, better, to Kamtchatka, and from there, following tho example of the exile Boniowski, sail for Canton; to go in a boat—tho skin baydaro—to the Spice Islands to pass from there to Russian America, as tho Tchoukt» chis intrepidly do; or, again, to wait for tho return of the cold and cross in a sledge, still following tho example of tho Tehouhtehis who trade in furs, the fifty-four miles which separate Asia from America, East Capo from Pnnco of Wales. Nndegonnd Lndislas thought all these moans of safety, brought forth by a troubled mind, of but slight value. Thoy would change the difficulties, that was all, Then commenced long nnd painful hours of discouraging waiting. Although the clear mornings wore cold on tho borders of tho sea, Yegor quitted tho camp before day to take u position upon a lofty rock. Tho sun had not yet risen, but the single white star of tho'oast sparkled with loss and loss brilliancy in tho orange yellow of tho dawn, and tho snowy mountains of tho coast gradually assumed firmer outlines. When tho sun displayed, between the distant pe'.iks. a littlo segment of its golden disk, it unused to sparkle with a thousand lustres tho frost crystals suspended from tho birches of the CO.IHI: and tho dw.irf titles of tho shoro by tho mi.';!.-, of tho night. But tr> t'-c J - bo uitk'.s of miUiLM Yo'.vor Had bo- como in:i(H).sil)lo. OMO w.rtiitti;, ho had tukc'ii his betrothed \vitti him. They woi-o soiljl aiJo by side, filloil with s.i:l thoughts. .Su.ldonly. raising nor ho 11 .-iiid looking in tho direction where Mm Kto-Hio slrotL'hoil towards tho south, iiomvli:! only by mountains with dim out- LADY COMMISSIONERS MEET The Women Elect Ml-s. Fenton, Georgia., as Their Temporary President. of The Indications Are That Harmony Will Reign Among the Committees in the Future. WILL COME UP AGAIN. The Ashland County Dlviftloii Cofttett U The Foreign Affairs Committee Feel Insulted and Demand Satisfaction of the Management. . "Tho .'i/jiMf. 1 :'.' I" V<v.;or. g.izing In tho suno direction, saw the full realization of tho opium smoker's fantastic di-emns. The old dmmn of tho polo had Uiu'lied tho di.-,l. tut m;uintv iin:> with his wand, anil from a blue lake lout iu the distance hud arisen tho walls and dome of a marvelous city, an iminonso town of th lands of tho sun. On tho borders of tli lake, masses of dark green foliago, buthoi by the water, were reflected upon its mirroi like surface, while a littlo further to th rear the white cupolas wore encircled wit*, gold by tho first rays of tho rising sun. Never was tho illusion of summer ami the snows of winter, of lifo in death, moro complete. Instinctively, Yegor turned and lookec around him to assure himself that ho was not dreaming. Tho astonishment of Nadog and himself was extreme. But when thoy again looked towards th south, the splendid blue lake and the im posing lines of tho mirage confounded thci reason anew by their supernatural beauty and tho tall minarets of the mosques, tin lofty towers of tho palaces, scorned, by com ing out in bolder relief, to protest ngains the supposition of a dream. To be continued. This time, the sun sent forth warm rays AN IDEAL CRUrSKK. Iforelun Powers lire Kclipsed lu the Use o Good Vessels. WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.—In his annual report to tlie secretary of the navy, Chifil Constructor Wilson, referring to the gradual disappearance of the old wooden fleet, sii.ys there nre now eleven new steel vessels and one first-class torpedo boat, in commit sion and only eighteen wooden vessels. The following 1 vessels ara recommended to be sold: Brooklyn, Saugus, Speedwi II, Rescue, Osaippee, Juniatu and Quinnebaugh. Wilson says: "In the opinion of the bureau the ideal commerce destroyer has been attained in the design of cruiser No. 12, She has attained a speed greater than the swiftest Atlantic "greyhound*?" united with a powerful battery, immense coal endurance and efficient protection. Much space is devoted to the description of the three great coast Jine battle ships. The armanent of ther.e vessels will consist of four 13 inch rifles; eights inch, four 6 inch; twenty 6 pound rapid firing guns, six one pound rapid firing guns; two gatlingi and six torpedo tubes or guns. This represents a weight of armament superior to that of the latest battle ships laid down by foreign powers. SENSATIONAIw SLANDER ?UIT. A La Crosse Lurty Sues Another t,ady> of the Sumo City. LA CROSSE, Wis., Nov. 19.—The trial i of the $6.000 slander suit of Mrs. W. S. Thomas against Mrs. John Desmond was concluded in the circuit court last evening when it went to the jury. It was th*' cause of no end of talk. The affair begun in the Woman's Relief Cbrps of North La Crosse. One day at d regular meeting, CnicAoo, Nov. 19,—Tlie board of lady managers or the world's Columbian exposition met here today. They were called to order nnd welcomed to participation in the work by President Palmer, of the national commission. In the course of his remarks he called attention to the fact that this was the first time in the history of the nation in which woman hud been fully recognised by the government in the administration of a great public trust. Mrs. Felton, of Georgia, was elected temporary president. A number of committees were appointed and the Indies adjourned. The congressional committee, which hus been investigating the progress of the work, has concluded its hearings and adjourned. One of the members of the committee Biiidto a reporter: "The indications are that there will b? a general settling down and agreeing of all interests in a day or two. The congressional committee substantially endorses the plan of locating the main exhibit tit Jackson park, with one or two buildings on the lake front." Today's session of the national commission was enlivened by discussion over a resolution adopted by the executive committee, to which the foreign affairs committee objected strenuously at the beginning of the session, Tho resolution by Coinmissioner_De Young for a committee of six on printing and advertising was re- lerred to Ihe judiciary committee. Then ,he trouble bi.gan. Massey (Del.) referred :o the report in a local paper stating that the executive committee had passed a resolution to "head off the establishment of a London bureau by the foreign affairs committee," etc., and' said this was insulting io the toreign affairs committee etc., which has not spent a dollar of the funds allotted to it. Messrs, McKennie andBritton, of the executive commmittee, made some explanatory remarks saying that they regretted that the resolution had been so worded as to give a false impression of their intentions in the matter. Gov. Waller, of Connecticut, a member of the foreign affairs committee, also spoke. He objected to the language imputed to the director general who is said to have remarked that he objected to the establishment of a London bureau with Waller in charge. He said the executive committee was ivll wrong and that it had nothing to do with the standing committee except in a supervisory way. He introduced a resolution .setting forth that it is the sense of the commission that tha committee has taken no uclion justifying the resolution of the executive committee. Commissioner De Young wanted to introduce a resolution calling for thi? expurgation of the entire executive committee resolution, but Waller sain he only wanted a justification. Comna-sionpr Allen, of New i'orlf, then moved a resolution requesting the executive committee either to expunge the unfortunate resolution from its proceedings or ''"oiallv disavow all intent of disrespect to mi- foreign affairs committee. After a ' y talk both resolutions went over. u report of the foreign affairs committee was then read and laid over. The committee on buildings and grounds made a report reviewing the site entanglement, recommending that the main portion of the fair be located at Jackson )ark; the art gallery, music hall and electrical display on the lake front and that he midway plaisance and Washington park be used for the overflow. This re- jprt went over without action. The clas- iiflcation committee then reported the re- ult of its labors, they having agreed up- m the De Young classification. After nine discussion the report was adopted, ixing the De Young classification as the )fficial one for the exposition. HUIILKY, Wis., NOV. ig.-Th* he fight for the division of Ashland count* will be renewed at the coming session of the legislaturei is no longer a question is proven by the following in the current edition of the Montreal River Miner- t If anyone supposes that the county division question was stifled by the recent election such a one should be at once un* deceived. Ihe fight will be renewed fiercer than ever, and with a* good if not better prospects of success than heretofore. True the senator resides in Ashland, but certain features of the vote show that he was supported to represent one town i* stead o* the entire district, and this very fact will be in our favor. The county division quaation has been before the legislature twice, so that it has really coine to be a state question instead of a local one, and members of the legislature will be governed Vy their judgment instead of a fool- sh ;courtopy" and a giving in to local begging and personal appeal. We have ninny friends in the legislature who were with us before; we have many new ones, ana we know ot some who were against us the hist time who are now in our favor. Ihe same reason lor division exists that ever did, and even stronger than before, and wo have every confidence that wcshal this time win the victory. The fteht will certainly be renewed this winter and we hope all hands on this side of the county will drop all fear, if there is any, brace up lor a game battle, nnd wo shaft surely The Murderer of Oscar Halleu Sent to the PiiAinv uu CHIKN, Wis., Nov 18 — I he jury in the Bird murder case brought m a verdict last night, after being out four hours, of manslaughter in the fourth degree, and Judge Clementson sentenced tho prisoner to four years in the state prison at. hard labor. This was Bird* second trial. He was charged with the murder of Oscar Hallen. Thfkilllng oo- caired in Brandt's saloon in RicRland Center, on the evening of Fehuary 6, 1889, Both men were more or less under the influence ot hquor and were in the saloon playing pool They had some words in he fore part of the evening in which Halen great y incensed Bird by callinghi a ''dead-beat" et m •.'deaaW-etoTBiril^the saloT going directly o a hardware store, where he purchased a loaded revolver. He soon returned to he saloon and tho quarrel was resumed. After some words H, t || en started tor Bird with the oviSent intention of "doing him up." Bird pulled his revolver and warned Hallen of?, at the same tin p firing a shot which lodged in the ce! ing Hallen then made a dash for him and Bird fired two more shots, both of K'o^whn 801 in . Hallmsbod y. from the was arrested, andthe case came to ,.,. , l( r , du Chicn on a charge of venue. Ihe trial consumed a number of days, and the jury niter a Jong deliberation, re turned a verdict of inurdar in the first degree and Bird was sentenced for life Ihe supreme court granted a new trial on an exception taken to a part of Judge Clcinontson s charge to tho jury. Bird's attorneys .pleaded self-defense, their main point being the fact that Hallen was a powerful built man, Bird being much the TAVO CAUGHT. , Bay, two young from the naval " training school at .Newport, B I arrested here yesterday. They enlisted'on the steamer Michigan at Erie, Pa" last July, and a month or so later were transferred to the Brooklyn navy yard whence they were sent to Newport. Tho rigid discipline was not to their taste and they made up their minds to escape. About? a week ago they crawled out of a window, passed the guard by wading through the surf and the next morning traded uniforms with a couple of street arabs. They 1 began working their way home bv jumping freight trains, and late Sunday night they arrived in this city. They were wandoring aim essly about when they were n ? f i ln ai b ? thet P° lice - Yesterday the United States authorities were notified which colored with pink shades tho white sheet of snow and the blue surface of the ice. The bluish green watei-s, angered at thoirloiiff impotence, rushed everywhere, striking, overturning, destroying, and inundating with foam the Holds of ice. Tho old ico remained attached to the shore all uloug the Bay of Onomeno, and tho hummocks yet jutted far out into tho soa; but, on tho main ocean, the blue of the waters rivalled the blue of the sky and the waves rolled their groat arches' from tho Asi'itio to tho American shore—Bearing's •Strait was open. In proportion as the sky and the sea lighted up, Yormao became more gloomy. Ho felt that tho decisive hour when he would lose his prey was approaching, for thoro wero moments when ho imagined that he was following the fugitives; he comprehended that, pitiless as he wished to be, he would have to display audacity and energy, and ho was pained, in spite of'all, for, amid sufferings borne in common, he had at last become attached to these unfortunates, who, strong iu their innocence, wore seeking to escape from degradation and infamy. Tho fugitives were awaiting a liberating ship; Yormao was also awaiting this ship, but with tho design of arresting them in their flight. Inexorable Justice, which he personified so completely, ordalued it and he would not shrink from the task imposed upon hiui, no matter how cruel it might fee, Tho fugitives had established themselves at tho extremity of a ruvine, where, against a rook of rod granite several hundred feet in height, taey h,ud hastily erected a b,«t i« which to Wde v«,ther than live. J3very mo.- BM>u,$ not dWtjed te huntfng in, the testimony showed, some one proposed the name of Mrs. W. S. Thomas for membership. Mrs. John Desmond, declared that if Mrs. Thomas was admitted she would withdraw. The ladies of (lie corps asked for her reasons, and Mrs. Desmond gave them, saying (hat she had heard thai Mrs. Thomas had kept a "gunboat" at St. Paul, The result was a suit for slander. All parlies ore well known. CAPTUUKI) AT WAUSAU. August Hiilmer Jumped His Hull Hut is Again lieliliicl tho liurs. APPLKTON. Wis., Nov. 19.-—Last May August Huebner was arrested on a charge of illegimate parentage, preferred by Bertha Bosserdick, and was held under $300 to await trial. Bail was furnished and he soon afterwards disappeared. Yesterday he was captured in Wausau and brought back to this city. He was again placed under $300 bonds, in default of which he went to jail. liKEU AT NEENAIJ. L Milwaukee Coiupnuy bells the Amber Fluid I'ov SO Cents u Keg. MILWAUKEE, Nov. 19.—The Miller Brewing company is involved a price-cutting war with the Island brewery at Neon- ah the company state that the Neeuah brewery began cutting prices at lhat placo, and they, having been in the fiold at Neon- ah before the Island brewing cow? pany was star ed, have cut prices to hold their customers. ing company is now se for M per VO'XR m M1L,WFUKEE COUNTY. :he Entire StHto Ticket. jllecclveB 0,000 riurulitj-, MILWAUKEE, Nov. 19.—The official can- ass of votes cast in Milwaukee county at be late election was completed this after- oon. The official certiiicates, as well as lie detailed report on the votes cast in lunicipal subdivisions, will be made out .omorrow. Tho vote in the county on state officers and members of congress is us follows: Governor—Peck, 24,521; Hoard, 18,316; May, 1,209; Alexander, 153. Peck's plurality, 6,205. Lieutenant Governor—Jonas, 24,602- Treat, 18,024; Allen, 1,407; Nethercut 171. Jonas' plurality, 6,578. Secretary of State—Cunningham 24,376; Coe, 18.082; Lockwood, 1,355; Mc- K< j rrow, 169. Cunningham's plurality, Oj £&~Ci State Treasurer—Hunner, 24,298; Gei fuss, 18,277; Manheimer, 1,436, Fargo 169; Hunner's plurality, 7,021. Attorney General—O'Connor, 24'511- O'Neill 16,871; Shiel, 1,468: Van Koran, 170. 0 Connor's plurality, 6,540. State Superintendont-^Wells, 24,515- Hm-veyj8,092i Stewart, 1,45], Lummis, 170. _ Wells, plurality, 6,523. Railroad Commisioner—Thompson, 24,530; 1^11111,18,082; Bishop, 1,445; Black, 170. Ihompson's plurality 6.448. Insurance Commissioner—Boot. 24,513; Schriener, 18,090j Hutch, 1,430; Peterson IfiO Rnnt.'a nliii-nlit-iT K J04 Milwaukee Muricet. Nov. 19. -Wheat-Firm; No. 3, 84®S6 for se.ler cash; an* for sale Decembers No. 1 northern, 88. Corn-fljrm; >o. 3, 54 for sailer cash. Oats-Dull; No ' T3~ white, «@40 for B ei, or Ca8h . p r ovlsi 0 n S -O U iet Pork-lO.OTH for seller January. lower than , , 160. Hoot's plurality 5,423. Congress—Mitchell, 24,976; Spencer, 17, 708; Schilling, 1,605; Beed, 133; Mitchell's plurality 7,071. Chicago Market, CHIOAOO, Nov. lO.-Plour—10®15o iMt quoted. Wheat-Steady; W% tor seller cas), ; aaforseller Dooembor; U'J for seller May. "Corp- flrnij 50« for seller cash; 49>i for sellerDeoem- ber;52'i for seller May. Outs-Steuaier; 48^ f or so er cash; 41)4 for seller Decembei; 44% for seller May. l tyt _ Ealjy . „„. Uu , % _ N ' omi *, n' Plax~Fi rm; 1.87. Prime timothy-Easy; 1 25© 1-20, Whiskey—1.14, ji eB - 8 '^* for seller cash; 10.85 for for seller May. Lurd-Stendy; 6.80 for seller cash;' B.18H for seller January; 6.51KQO W for seller May. Shoiilder»-4.87K@5.00; short clear, 6.86@B.«0; short ribs, 6.36@5.80. Butter- Easier; creamery, 20®28; dairy, Firm; fresh, 28@S8. creamery Cheddars, young Americas, 'J©9'4. green tailed, hides, 4^ sejjer January j U B Eges- Cheese -Firm; full aatEj ' sy&s . Hides-Easier; heavy light, -b, 5)4 green Wedded wt AVauwatona. MILWAUKEE, Nov. 18.—The marriage of Miss Birdie Rogers, of Wauwautosa to *'•• Kdward Van Vechten, took place at Mr. U l _ " -—— *•*•) »v v» uit*w M>V ie home of the bride this evening, Kev. Dr. Ide officiating. The ceremony was perform^ jn the presence of a large num.* ber of frif R 4s apq| $ reception followed. 35. Tallow-Steady; No. 1, B0 l(d packed! No, 2, a/,; cttUe,4J4@4'/i. FIour-Hecelpts, 87,000; bhlpments, 81,000 Wheat-Hearts, 106,000; shipments, 62000 Corn-HcceiptB, 117,000; shipments, 185 000' Oats-Heceipts, 170,000; shipments, 197,000'.' CHICAGO, Nov. ll).-The Evening Journal «,' ports; Cattle-Receipt., lija&i stronger steers, S.TB®5.80; Tw«w, l.fHXas.45. HofsZ Receipts, 45,000; panicky and tamer; rough and common, 8.S6@8.50; fair to good mixed, S,55@8 Js- prime heavy and butchers' weights ' light, 8.45®8.56;J pigs, 9.00@8.76. ' .. ceipts, B,000; e t C ttdy;ii a tiv e s,a.76<84.80; *

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