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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1890, Salt Lake City, Utah Part Second Pages 9 to IB 211 ALTERATIONS WILL BEGIN AS everybody fcnows the nearer you get to tfce tue better value you get for your money So it it is you save two or mree prices when you buy at iixst hands through us SAXT ILAKE CITY MOKNESTG DECEMBER 21 isoo TO LOOK ON THE of an old friend is a pleasureso is it a pleasure to the face of of our Reliable FatekPhillipe Howard or THATCHES They are trae friends arid last forever PRICE FIVE CEOTS GOODS MUST GO I ECONOMICAL SHOPPING CENTER Our Salesroom is without a parallel The unprecedented busi ness this year proves tlie popularity of our wares our prices and our methods it has become a groat inexpensive Christmas LOCKETS witMn THE liEACH OE MODEST PUKSEb THE Queer Made of Him by the Situ Franeisco Folk HE IS A POLISHED MAN OF THE WORLD to BohomiiinH From Ilia UH Minim Clerical CUsricn in I that SAN FiiANorftCO Doc 18 1RM His King is as suredly tho most alTublo monarch sat on a Uirono is as an Jin American running for offlcf Tho invitations which poor in on him to glvft tho royal patronage to this Mint or tho other charitabln enter priso am all Ono overling ho is soon Hfsatod in suite on a dais at tho lial of him Radios Relief Society the nnxt ho is InndlnK the light of the royal countenance to tho theatrical perfonn nnro for the benefit of the orphans and on the following day ho Is sitlintf on bleachers out at the jfalghb street shouting with tho rosfc of tho crowd at cood plays mado In a base ball pamo tho gatemoney of which to nase the last days of tho Lords DaiiKhUirs No delicacy is shown ahoMtiwkiiiK his Majesty to lend himself thus as an inexpensive popular attrac tion Some very queer roquosts have been made He actually has been asked to loeture on the moral and religious condition of his anbjocts for tho bouolit of a missionary fund and before he gots out of our clutches ho nood not be sur prised to bo solicited in tho namo of charily to glvo at the California theater his native war dance in tho simple cos of his stark ancestors Consider ing how tho account stands between tho Hawaiian a and our race tho good gonorosity of the King ought to nlko us blush In return for thoir lands and lives of twothirds of tho islands population wo have given thorn plug hats blackcoats scrofula and cliurchgoinp privileges Nut all Tvalakauas time Is not givon to making a show of himself in tho inter est of phllanthrophy Ho has a groat many personal friends in San Francisco He is a wolloducated wellmannered Intolligont man of the world with tho tastes of a tow vtonnt To know him is to like him and aside from his royalty altogether his company is sought by men who know how to enjoy life in a mrrry fashion The JJohmnian Club gave him i dinner night before last and was among friends thoro His majesty isontitltnl lo everything that tho Bo hemian Club can do to make bis stay among us agreuahio for his kingdom has hMMi iv blessing and a rofugo to many members of that organization Whim ran Knumnnn ton years ago faced his allairs ho was inspired by the view to hiro flatts Hall and treat his creditors uiui tho romai Ming minority of tho pub lir to a krturo on Then ho snil for Honolulu with letters of in troduction from tho Bohemian Club to Ki Kalakana who at onco made him his A Daniel OCotiru11 the poet awl journalist did not luwuho nerve toloctuYo but when horoachod tho Islands his majesty bostowed upon him the of Master of tho Revels loo tho artist was preceded by a brass baud hired at tho Clubs expense to tho steamer and had not been In Honolulu a month orn ho was Installed as court portrait painter and later ho rose to tho dignity of Punch V rower in Ordinary a distinction which had like to have proved fatal but for tho timely arrival at Honolulu of Robert Louis Stevenson his fatherinlaw who rosoued him and bore him off to tho drier climate of Samoa Tildon shied to Hawaii and under the royal patronage opened hotel This departure was a biow to the Club for Mr Tildpn was a j ynnnwt of such enthusiasm that a bmlly j cooked dish on his own or anybody elses table was so painful a sight that it was j his went to invade tho Clubs kitchen and supervise things there without charge The island hotel was bnrned and Tildeu met his fate as a pliiin roasr which however horrible to others would have been the end most desired by him self The McFarlano brothers one of whom Is now with the King as Lord Chamberlain or of that sort are members of tho Club Besides own ing plantations and stores at tho islands they aro proprietors of the government organ The younger brother ran the Wasp hero for years The King strange to say is a foe of tho press Indeed he has a most unroya liking for news paper men and gives them cordial wel come at his palace when thoy are of the presentable kind Robert Creighton now New Zealands representative hero loft tho editorship of the Post In 1885 to take the samo posi tion on the Honolulu paper of the Mc Farhuies Within a few months he was called to the Cabinet in which as Min ister of Foreign Affairs ho distinguished himself for his gravity and tho hanghty tone of his communications to the other governments of the world Rollin M DaggetV Ameri can Minister under President Arthur xtraordinary of camo downstairs chamber ho tatterorl dressing peculiarly welcome to Kalakaua bo ho happened to bo a journalist with all that unaffected good sense and absence of flummery which mark tho real newspaper man Mr Daggott had edited tho Virginia City Enterprise for many years and in the attrition of the unadorned life of Cornstock had ac quired a simplicity of manners that however fascinating to those who abhor glittering gauds of officialism gave serious olfenso to such traveling Amon cirs as have so little appreciation of tno inherent grandeur of thoir institutions us u a clawhammer coat nocos to the upbuilding thereof It is a fact of which 1 have positive kuowlex go Mr Daggett would have boon n the United Senate today but scorn of the cheap conventionalities such as brushed coats clean shirts pol ished shoes and tho wearing of collars ft became known at the State Dnpsirt rnont at Washington that the touring of the United States the and bullioned diplomat or other digni tary who called at tho American Lega tion In Honolulu was over received cor dially but when the Minister IMnmpn tentiary and Envoy the United States the audioneu did so usually in a own carpet slippers with inkstaiivsd lingers a behind his ear perhaps and smoking one old briar root pipo pre sented lo him in by Mark Iwam and Joe Goodman Though he was always lad to see visitors and sought to make them feel at homo by his own case or manner Mr Daggetts carelessness in nonossontials shocked even Nevada where tho political powers in whoso hanris tho gift of the Sonatnrship lies and whoso promise of tho Sonatorship had been halfplodgod to the Minister withdraw thoir favor It was all right they determined for a Comstockor to be a Comstockor on tho Comstock but whon it camo to running tip against for eign potentates and other people who put on stylo a Nevadan ought to hold his end up and tho man who didn t aoora to know what tone was wasnt matterhow ranch brains ie might tho Injun to send to the Senate This wasnt a jest but tho truth Yet although Mr Daggott boro him self in his oflicial residence at Hawaii as if it had been his editorial room in Vir ginia City they do say that on grand oc casions his port at tho palace put tho minions of royalty to shamo so grand and stately was ho McCullough in Cor iolanus was nothing to it Minister Daggott was not by any means an idle Minister Ho attended to the business end of his position with as siduity and success And then in addi tion to playing poker with tbo King and teaching his Majesty some valuable things respecting tho game he wrote a book in collaboration with tho King on tho logomls of the that cx lutusotl the subject and has had a con siderable sale in this country Mark Twains publishing house printed it lievers and habituated to tho sense of SBparaLIon from tho laity they will not cannot lose themselves in the healthy hurlyburly of secular life There is Brother Moore for example a typo of the best unfrocked ecclesiastic He got ministers sore throat and plunged into life insurance That was fifteen years ago At first ho went about with the signs of tho sacred pro fession in his dress speech and manner I encountered him during the week in a brisk gray tweed suit with a derby hat cocked over his eyes smoking a cigar and intent upon his business A tempo rary retirement has grown to be a per manent thing with him Ho is a man of sense who has recognized the fact that nature intended him for the money wrestle nuhor than the life of tho mes sage bearer He has thrown aside all tho reserves and outward signs of the preacher pitched into affairs made money retained his faith is happy n good and is a buttress of tho chiirih to which he belongs Lot us raise our hats to him Brother Kelly an Episcopalian clergyman of JNovada was elected Sii perl n louden t of IMihlic Instruction thoro It was too mnch for him I saw Mr Daggott tho other day Ho had come down from his ranch at Vaca villo to visit his former royal chum Agricultural life agrees with the ex journalist and diplomat Ho used to be fat but now ho looks liko a pugilist in training ho said seems to be shocked at my leanness just as you are Juduv Mossiek was quite scared this mornlnsr says ho it isnt natural for you to be without jowls and a paunch It aint exercise but disease thats the matter with you See a doc tor Youre Dying bo says T Im as strong as an ox Lot me show yon Vivo mo something to raise an anvil or and I bared my arm Must let mo raise something for Ail says Messick go outarid sno if you can raise me 85000 I need it like tho place were both bound I am told that whon Mr Daggott sent in his card to tho King at the Ialaeo Hotel on Wednesday his Majesty turned to Lord Chamberlain McParlane and said with a gesture of high command Lot him bo admitted and the draw bridge raised Drop also the portcullis We aro at home to none There is a bohemlan flavor about King Kalakaua ami his court and speaking of bohemians reminds me of an old gentleman wearing a silk hat a gray beard and clothed in decent black whom 1 observed on tho lower deck of tho Oakland boat last night surrounded by an interested crowd Ho was giving his views on immortality to this impromptu congregation There is not one word in the he averred which speaks of tho soul as something apart from a man that leaves him at the mo ment of death and soars away like a toy balloon I ftm a poor man but I have a standing reward out of to anyone who can show mo any such passage in Holy Then he wont on to state what Holy Scripture did say and tired off texts like a machine gnn This old gentleman used to be a a preacher In regular standing but get ting a bit touched in the brains was re tired from the pulpit and makes his liv ing only knows how 1 pre sume that friends of former years see to it that ho cloos not want Ho is one of a small regiment of exclergymen who hover liko campfollowers on tho march of the regular army of tho religious bohemians I know a lot of them and they are a curious and occasionally a pathetic variety of tho human species For some reason or other intellectual moral or constitutional those are unfitted to preachy aud yet bomg bo scribbling lame halt and blind are to journalism I am proud to say that not a few of these feeble brethren are my personal friends I respect them for tho of their lives their zeal and thoir unfeigned concern for tho souls of their acquaintances But being desirous of a good thing I ask as a humble sinner does their em ployment hasten the coming of the mil lennium ff Wages As showing the progress made in the increase of the rates of wages of laboring men since the beginning of the century we give tho following extract from an article in tho Madcsinan On the canals the diggers ate the coarsest diet were housed in the rudest sheds und paid a month from November to May Hodcarriers and mortar mixers diggers and choppers who froni to 1SUO labored on the public and cut tho streets and avenues of Washington City received a year they wished for all tho work thoy could perform from March 1st to December 20th Tho hours of work woreinvaribly from sun As a j rise to sunset FEARFUL PARISIAN PANIC politician an official he was relieved from the restraints of his profession and wont to tho a news paper reporter when his term expired and outdid his new confreres in mid night beer and things A parson out of bonds is a good deal like a woman in mens clothes on the stage acortain consciousness of stride At Froderieksburg swing and voice is perceptible But Parson Kelly reformed and is to day a devout preacher in Pennsylvania renowned in his diocese for earnestness j clothed and their and a pitying sympathy with the erring worldly Brother Walker who in a great moral movement in behalf of tho Sunday law turned his pulpit into a stump and was given a lucrative position in the mint To that in the course of time was added the secretaryship of tho Blood Horse Racing Corporation and tho end of Brother Walker as a worldly activity was a spreo that resulted in defalcation discovery repentance forgiveness dis appearance and a pulpit somewhere m tho wilds of tho Northwest Hawthorne tells in his English Note Books of how when he was American Consul at Liverpool an elderly New York clergyman called on him one day as every respectable American calls on his consul when ho goes abroad This clergyman bad all his lifebeen a power for good and in his daily walk and con versation had been an example He was tho pastor of metropolitan charge that had given him a full purse and sent on a vacation A few weeks later the same man red eyed unshaven foul in raiment and all Wages at Albany and New York were 3 shillings or money then went 40 cents a day at Lancaster S3 to 810 a month elsewere work men svore content with in summer and inwin ton At Baltimore men were glad to be hired at 18 pence a day None by asked more than 80 the price of labor was from 85 to In Virginia white men employed1 by tho year were given currency slaves when hired were ind their masters paid a month A pound Virginia money was in Federal The average rate of land over was there fore SG5 a year with food and perhaps Friendship of a Hen aud Cow Hens are funny says an old farmer and I have one on my place that is about the funniest of tho lot A few months ago she took a most violent liking for an old brindled cowof mine At first all she did was to go out to pasture with the cow but after a while she began to jump on the cows back For a long time the cow resented this novel arrangement and indignantly shook the hen off But it did not do any sood the hen hopped right on again un til in sheer despair the cosv philosophically accepted the situation She was probably the more inclinedto do so when she discovered as she soon did that Biddy as much as possible kept all insectsfrom annoying her In fact oven further than that for when she discovered that the cow would like to have her back scratched eyed unshaven foul in raiment and all j Rcratohed ib in a Way to make the shattered reappeared at tho consulate nappy As a result of this the to bog for help His trip to tho Jdoiy Aninv tho Landhad stopped at Liverpool into the slums of which city hehad gone on a debauch that would have disgraced the coarsest common sailor The point that Hawthorne makes in telling the incident is that no man knows what ho is till ho is he stands alone unsup ported by all the social props to which he is accustomed This a good man no notion of what cow soon began to enjoy the companion ship of the hen and now when the hen gets off for a while to eat old Br indie is evidently uneasy until she comes Noiv York was in him till ho was freed from fanuly friends associations and locality Tho Consul washed shaved and clothed him Delirium Tremeiis Decreasing The increase in wine drinking and tho fact that many men drink wine today who formerly drank whisky com bined with the enormous consump tion of beer has reduced tho number of delirium tremoas cases Consul washed shaved and clotnoci mm and sent him back without a report to n1d nhvsiciau to a Cincinnati En Now York whore thereafter his ser mons were remarked for their deeper spirituality and charity There again is Brother Roberts once a Baptist divine with as it turned out an unsanetilied thirst Ho is a bo hemian who makes literary and painting bohemians blush A large fullbodied man with a prominent smiling eye and an air of rattling goodfellowship when in his cups is Brother Roberts and a countenance of extreme depression and chagrin whon out of them He writes for horseracing papers for his broad and drink and reforms periodically when he is very severe on horse racing and cog diversions of the ungodly I re member a turbulent bloodthirsty mass meeting in So at tho Metropolitan Tem ple evoked by the murder of a school girl on the street by a young malforma tion named hap pily hanged The real proposition be fore the meeting was whether it was practicable to take the assassin out of tho County Jail and lynch him Some temperate speaker was trying to soothe the mob when Brother Roberts marched down tho middle aisle a rabble at his heels bearing aloft a polo from which a noose depended That settled it Every body ran off toward thejail and went home asrain after being clubbed by the police for yon cant lynch anybody in San Francisco There is Brother But why mul tiply instances I began to tell about religions riffraff who harass the army of the Lord andI hayo been drawn away by tho vividness of Sunday About tho headquartersof the American Tract So ciety the American Sunday School Union the Bible Society the Methodist Book every agency for the organized spread of the Gospel there is to be seen a queer assemblage of brethren lost their crip in the regular to do odd jobs for They are sen tout as col porteurs local missionaries and what because they aro the best men that conld bo chosen for the work but bocausethey aro the brethren and m ust bo taken caro said an old physician to a Cincinnati En qidrcr reporter when twenty years ago I had an average of half a dozen cases of delirium tromens to treat every week Now I do not have one a month Men driii k more beer and wine theso days which is one of the causes of the decrease of tho number of cases of do lirium Another with a smile Ms that tho whisky is so poor today that a man cant absorb enough of it to get the His stomach revolts and that saves him from an awful experience with the ani mals in the delirium menag Increasing the Speed of Trains There seems no serious difficulty on the engineering side in securing and maintaining a speed of 100 miles an hour or probably more but the capita list is here intimidated Higher speeds cost money for initial and operative ex penses in vastly highernatio than either increase of speed or the returns to be expected on capital so invested Our fastest trains do not directly pay even now when the wear and tear of engines cars roadbed and bridges to say noth ing of flesh and blood nerves and health are considered When the people want higher speeds and them so badly as to and willing to pay for engineers will construct and the rail roads will furnish trains of still higher velocity and of still greater ProfR B Thurston in December Could Stand Mrs is only one thing about men that I cannot abide and that is their Mrs I used to feel jnst as you do but nbwL comparative Mrs Uptodate KJ donltsee how any woman canIdo Mrs isthat since I began wearing manly collars and shirts I know what it is my collarbutton roll under the a Writes of One in Mis Most Graphic ORIGINAL SKETCH OF A Vivid Picture of tho Sliiittins Derail of a Great Proprietor and the Corpse of for Work With None to Be of the Poor and Starving Preparing ior d My withyourad i uciiu yJT11 r of these failures arc perfectly 4 vantagesiyou ishpu drise aboveyour blamless vice one whoso hearts are devoted to but yet whoso Qquipinont makes them unfit tor pulpit That is they are to the News That morning tho workmen came as usual to thoir daily toil but they found the lires out and tho workshop and dark it was a sad sight they recognized at once the signs of tho busi ness was upon them Oh how they missed the putting and noise of the huge steam which usually animated tho whole foundry as with the pulsations of a giants heart Its silence additional melancholy to the scene the workmen wore waiting the proprietor came to them from his oilico He addressed them in a tone of un feigned sorrow Mys men we have been forced to shut down and there is no more work for you hero Business has absolutely ceased and even tho orders we had have been countermanded so that large quantities of manufactured goods are left on our hands Tho present month December generally so busy threatens ruin to every foundry Yes we have that is the whole The workmen glanced at each other they dreaded to return homo they were afraid of hunger on the morrow The their despair and added in a low voice have done the best wo could but our situation is as bad as perhaps Wo lost francs in a single week If we went on wo should but increase our indebtedness without any prospect of meeting it Indeed we have not a sou on hand towards making our payments duo on the 15th I speak as your friend and hide nothing from yon Eager creditors have proceeded against us and I expect the bailinwill make a levy tomorrow You see it was not our fault We held onto the last For your sake we would like to bridge the chasm but it cannot bo done for all is over I no longer have broad to share with WOMEN IN jTe put out his hand and tho workmen grasped it in silence Then for several minutes they gazed at their idle tools clenching thoir lists at Fate Oh how different it was from other mornings when the tiles scraped and the hammers rang out on the anvils Already the dust of bankruptcy was spread over everything and the files and the ham mers were as sound asleep as the steam engine Twenty yes thirty families would starve the coming week Some women employed in tho lighter toil of tho packing department wore sobbing in a corner Then men put on a look of firmness and courage They said that people could not die of hunger in the vast rich city of Paris When the proprietor had gone they saidhejiad aged ten years in the past week and that his back was bent like that of an old man One more thought ful than the rest said his troubles were doubtless greater than he had admitted They had lumps in their throats they were choking as they quitted the work oue by one It seemed to them as if they were leaving a death chamber The corpse was work represented by the big dumb steam engine extended in the sinister gloom A week had passed and one the workmen fromthis suspended foundry was walking the pavement For six had haunted the streets like the ghost of famine Work however he could not find He had Coffered to do the mostmenial but every door had been closed against him THE FEABFTJL PANIC Then he had proposed to work for halfprice but the doors did not Had he tendered his services without it would have been the body could employhim There was ab sollitely nothing to do and the knell of toiling population had sounded fearful panichad blocked every in dustry and money seemed to be almost entirely withdrawn from circulation At the end of the week there was nothing to do but yield to the terrible situation The workman though gnawed by had made a last desperate effort but with the same lack of success He had not a sou as he slowly started to return home It was a iem pestuous night andthe streets of Paris were thickwith But he did not feei the pelting rain he realized only that be was hungry and that he dreaded to go v He Teachfed the S6ihe andwent on one i of the over a parapet the leaped jetsQti white workmanV overp he jthought of casting himself to ho Paris work girls But no no Suicide was cowardilyHo rushed off the bridge STRONGTEMPTATIONS The storm was over In the jewelers windows tho gas shone on diamonds and fortune Ho had only to shatter a pane of glass and with one hand he could snatch enough to keep himself and his starving family in bread for years The temptation was strong but the workman was honest He saw brilliantly lighted palatial restaurants and through their windows people in rich attire eating luxuries Great God how unequal was the distribution of this worlds goods He hastened his steps passing cook shops pork venders shops pastry shops all tho places where raven ous Paris was appeasing its hunger while ho had not so much as a single morsel of food That morning his wife and little daughter had wopt scalding tears and ho had promised to bring them bread at night Ho asked himself how he should enter his homo what ho should say to his loved ones to make them patient But they must have something to oat He would try to do could not All at onco he thought ho would bes but when he stopped a passerby ho felt such humiliation that he could not utter a word Ho was pushed aside people thought him intoxicated The workmans wife had come down to the door leaving their child asleep upstairs She was almost a skeleton and the icy blasts made her shiver in her calico dress as thin as a wafer Everything had gone to the pawnshop in that single week Tho day before she had sold tho last handful of filling from her mattress to a junk the filling had gone that way and now but the ticking was left That she had hung before the window to keep the air from the child who had a bad cough THE WIPES TRIALS The wife also had sought work though without her husbands knowl edge But the women were more se verely affected by the panic than the men In rooms on the same landing as hers she heard unfortunate creatures sob all nightlong One of these wretched women she had seen standing like a statue at the corner of JL street another was dead and a third had vanished Fortunately she had a good sober husband and they would have been quite comfortable had not tho panic robbed them of everything But now she owed baker the grocer and the fruiterer her credit was exhausted d she was afraid to pass their shops for fear of being dunned That after noon she had gone to her sisters to bor row twenty sous but had found such poverty there that she had not dared to ask for them but had burst into tears her sister wooping with her When she departed she promised to bring her sister a morsel of bread should her hus band return with husband had not returned It was raining and she took refuge in the doorway The drops pattered about her feet and her thin dress was soaked Occasionally her impatience made her run through the storm to street corner to see if she could not catch a glimpse of her husband in the distance She was wet through and through when she got back and passed her hands over her hair it She strove to be pa tient a trifle longer Tho pedestrians elbowed her She contracted herself to be out of the way Men stared her in the face She felt at times their warm breath strike her cheeks All suspicious Paris the street with its mud its glaring lights and its clatter of vehicles seemed to wish to seize her and burl her into the gutter She was hungry and everybody had a right to crush her There was a baker shop across the street and she thought of the child asleep upstairs At lengthher husband came in sight slinking like a thief along the houses She ran to him and looked into his face she asked He shook his head Then as pale as death she wont upstairs in front of him TITK CHILD OF POVKKTY Upstairs the child was awake and thinking with her1 eyes fixed on a slowly consuming candle stump upon the table A monstrous and heartrending expresi sion was on the face of that girl of 7 whose faded and serious features wer i those of a grown A chest was her bed and she sat upon the edge of it with her shivering bare feet dangling down Her puny hands had drawn her rags against her breast where she felt a burning sensation a fire she wished to Playthings she had never had Want of shoes had kept her from school When she was mother had taken her out in the sunshine but that was a dim remembrance of long ago They were forced to leave their home and since then terrible cold had reigned in their house while she was always hungry Was everybody hungry She asked herself the question but conld not an swer it In vain had she striven to ac custom herself to hunger She thought she would learn why people had not enough to eat she got bigger of courseknew but ifc was hidden from Hadshe dared she would have asked her who brought people into the worldto be famished Everything in their so wretched She against wbich the mattress ticki n g was Seating the v bare the broken all ret which lack bf work stains despair She believed invjierjignorance sthatShevhad meats witiibeautiful glitteringarticles in thorn She shut her eyes to see them asain and through hor emaciated eyelids the glare of tho candle grew to a groat golden brightness into which sho wanted to go But the wind roared and such a draught came in at tho window that she began to cough violently Tears welled up in hor eyes Sho used to fear being loft alone now sho did not mind it They had not oaten since tho previous day and sho thought her mother had gone for bread Then sho amused horseU with the idea of eating She would cut her bread into little bits and devour thorn slowly one by one Sho would play with hor bread Her mother camo in her father shut the door Tho child saw they brought nothing and was greatly surprised Then as her parents said not a word sho whined Im hungry Im hungry Her father sat sobbing in a corner silently his face covered with his hands Her mother forcing back her tears put her to bed again on the chest After heaping all tho old garments in the room upon her sho told her to bo quiot and go to sleep But tho childs teeth were chattering with cold and tho fire in her breast had grown more intense hence sho grew very bold and casting her arms about her mothers neck she whis pered softly Why aro wo hungry Tell mo mamma EMUJS Origins of Indian Wars Doolittlo of Wisconsin von tilated this Indian war business He was in the Senate when it was proposed to negotiate a peace with the Navajoes Several other Senators demurred to cost of tho proposed treaty Mr Doolittle told them something about the cost of Indian wars At the same time be gave some interesting facts about the origin of these Indian wars What is known as tho great Sioux war started in 1852 At that time there was perfect peace on the plains Some Mormons were driving their cattle towards Salt Lake Near Fort Laramie was a gather ing of Indians The military post was there and the Indians were camped near it One of the Sioux killed a cow belonging to a Mormon Tho emigrant complained The officer In command at tho post sent out a subordinate with twenty men This little force went to the Indian camp and demanded the sur render of the Sioux who had killed the cow The alternative was that the camp would be fired upon The Indians re plied to tho demand Wo are willing to pay for this animal wo will pay you in buffalo robes or buffalo The army officer declined Ho repeated his demands for tho immediate surrender The Indians refused Tho officer gave tho order to fire Tho twenty mea obeyed In twenty minutes the soldiers were killed and scalped That was beginning of the Sioux war of The war lasted three or four years It cost the United States between 000 and Tho Navajo was another which Sen ator Doolittlo told about Fo many years after this Government acquired the territory in which the Navajoes lived there was no trouble One day Navajo Indian was visiting the fort where the troops were He got into quarrel with a negro boy belonging to one of tho officers The supposition was that the negro insulted the Indian The latter drew his bow and put an arrow into the negro killing him Then ho Hod to his tribe The officer sent a demand for the surrender of tho Indian Tho tribe refused to give him up With out any delay the troops were marched out and war was begun Three cam paigns were made against the Navajoes on this provocation The United States troops were beaten in each of them This Ngvajo war cost the Government nearly One more illustration was furnished by the Senator He told how the Chey anxiously i ftnne and Arapahoe war began Some j cattle had been stolen It was supposed 1 thai the Indians had taken them A Lieutenant was sent out with a detach ment from the post His instructions were peculiar He was ordered to fol low the Indians and disarm not to demand the cattle or reparation but to take the arms of the Indians Thii little command was started without any interpreter The Lieutenant overtook the Indians He had no means of communication but signs He tried to take away from them their bowa and w rows What was the result A fight of course and so the bloody Cheyenne and Arapahoe war Washington Cor St Louis Haw Madam Met Her Waterloo The late Duke of Wellington got ft letter once from a lady saying that she was soliciting subscriptions for a certain church in which she was much in terested and had taken the i liberty to put his name down for and hoped he would promptly send her a check for that amount He forthwith replied that he was glad she thought so well of Mm Certainly he would respond to the call but he too was interested in a which needed subscriptions cou n ti ng u pon his cor respondents well known liberality he had put her namev down for and he no money need pass between us Eugene Fielddeclares that Minei Cole the American contra finest equipage in You put a f rontvof A weUdressed
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