Millheim Journal. (Millheim, Pa.) 1876-1984, October 21, 1886, Image 1
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McMILLEN, PROPRIETOR. flood Sam Die Room on First Floor. Free B.iss to an ™ from all trains. Special rates to witnesses and jurors. QUMMINS HOUSE, BISHOP STREET, BELLEFONTE, PA., - EMANUEL BROWN, PROPRIETOR House newly refitted and refurnished. Ev ervthiug done to make guests comfortable. Ratesmodera'" trouage respectfully solici ted °' Jy J~RVIN HOUSE, (Most Central Hotel in the city.) CORNER OF MAIN AND JAY STREETS LOCK HAVEN, PA. S.WOODS CALDWELL PROPRIETOR. Good sameple rooms for commercial Travel ers on first floor. R. A. BUMILLER. Editor. VOL. (K). Her Brother's Debt. 'Oh, Charley, Charley, how could you do such a thing ?' Li 1 ins Way land's round chek was blanched to an unwonted whiteness as she stood before her brother in the close, cramped room which constituted her sole home. Charley Wayland, a handsome dissi pated-looking youth of two or time and twenty, w ill, bold, black eyes and a merry mouth that seemed was only made to smile, sat opposite her, look ing half repentant, half delimit, as she spoke. •Lilly, 1 couldn't help it. I tell you I was hard up. A fellow must have money ; you women don't know any thing about temptations and necessi ties of the world !' 'But, Charley,'she faltered, 'do you know how this same world as you phrase it.looks at the deed you have just com mitted V Oh, Charley, and her voice giew low and tremulous, 'it is a for gery !' 'Nonsense, Lill ! It's only borrow ing a pait of old (J lencross' unused millions to aid ny net ds. I wrote and asked liini for cash, and be, the un mannerly lout, lefosed. Well, what could lie expect after this, but that I should help myself V' Lilias wrung her slender hands. 'llow dare you, Charley ! That a Wayland should come to this !' she wailed. 'Dared !' he echoed, recklessly ; 'it was but the stroke of the pen, after all; and old Glencross would be a paltrier miser than I take him to be if he makes a fuss about a matter of tive hundred dollars.' 'lt is the right and the justice of the thing,' cried Lilias, almost frantically. 'lf we could pay him in any way ; but I have sold everything that remains of our former wealth. See !' and she looked around the miserable appart ment. 'See how I live 1 Last night I sat up until midnight sewing to have a little money to pay the rent. I have not a jewel left nor a Linnet.' K>h, bother, Lill ! If old Glencross cuts up rough, it is only taking a run across the water. I know lots of ship captains that would stow me away un der their holds, almost any moonlight night,' Lilias looked despairingly at him. Was it, then, impossible to make him comprehend the moral obliquity of the deed he had just committed ? 'But I can't stay fooling here,' ob served the young man, with a toss of his black cuils. l I must be off about my business. Good-by, Lill. Give us a kiss, my girl. Except that you're uncommon fond of lecturing a fellow, you're not a bad sister in the main.' After he had gone Lilias sat down to try and real ze the new situation in which she and her brother weie placed. All now depended upon the spirit in which Paulus Glencross should receive this i.ew encroachment upon his purse and patience. Lily had never seen this distant re lation, yet she had formed an opinion of him in her inmost mind, as we are all apt to do of unseen persons whom we hear a great deal about ; and when ever she thought of Mr. Glencross the image of a hook-nosed old man, yellow skinned and cadaverous, engaged in sorting oyer piles of mortgages or counting bags of gold, suggested itself to her mental eye. 'But he must be human, at least,' thought Lily, in the agony of her dis tress. 'lf Igo to him myself, and tell him just what poor Charley's necessi ties were, and how good hearted he is in spite of all his faults and thought lessness—if I say frankly to him that I have no money nor jewels to reimburse him, but that I will stay aud woik- for him, as a servant girl might work in the kitchen, until I have discharged the horrille debt, surely oh, surely he cannot have the heart to refuse. I can do a great many things. I can sew and embroider, and I can make good bread and biscuit, and poor mamma always said I was a good housekeeper, and if Mr. Glencross is really so miserly as Charley thinks he would look at the economy of the thing. At least, it is worth trying. So favorably did Lilias Wayland re gard this idea, broached in her sore ex tremity, that in two days from the evening in which she had bidden good by to her handsome, reckless brother, she stepped from the cars at the New York depot, dressed in a sober brown suit that made her look like a shrink ing little mouse, witn her carpet bag in her hand. A little inquiry sufficed to bring her to the street where Mr. Glencross re sided—a stately avenue, lined on either side with elegant palaces, the like of which Lily had never seen in the plain er city where she had been born and bred. Her heart sank within her as she stood on -the broad brown-stoue steps leading up to the carved rosewood door, MILLIIEIM, PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21., 188(>. on which u silver plate bore the name of 'Glencross' in old English letters. Then, coloring deeply at her own cowardly tiemulousness and utter lack ef all resolution and enterprise, sho rang the bell to settle the question at once and definitely. 'ls Mr. Glencross at home ?' she ask ed of the colored servant who answer ed the summons. Yes, Mr. Gleucross was at home; would the young lady enter V And Li lias was shown into an apartment cur tained with hayy folds oT purple satin and carpeted with velvet of the same rich color, an apartment whose dusky splendor made her think of all the stor ies she had read of enchanted palaces in the realms of fairy land. As Lilias sat on the silken sofa,wait ing with a throbbing heart for the ap peal ance of her unknown cousin, the thought stole into her mind that lie wasn't so much of a 'miser' after all ; and then came a sick sort of misgiving that her mission was all in vain. 'For surely,' she thought, glancing tremulously round the elegant apart ment, 'he will not want any one to make bread or look after the kitchen expenditures. 1 wish—oh, 1 wish that I was safe at home again ! ; The thought had scarcely framed it self in her mind when a door at the farther end of the room was opened, and a tall, handsome man, scarely thir ty years of age, entered. 'I—I beg your pardon, sir,' faltered Lilias, all in a lltitter, 'hut I wished to see Mr. Gleucross ' 'I am Mr. Glencross.' 'You !' Lily rose up and sat down again, coloring vivid scarlet. This, then, was their 'far-off cousin, and how widely different from their dreams and fancies ! Apparently the gentle man saw and pitied her painful con fusion, for lie said politely : 'May I ask in what manner I can he useful to you ?' 'I am Lilias Wayland !' she answer ed, in a tone that was scarcely audible. 'Wayland !' A shadow, taint yet dis tinctly perceptible, overspread his face at that word, and Lilias saw it with a failing heart. She forgot the labored speech of palliation and excuse that she had prepared. She forgot that he was no silver-haired patriarch, but a handsome young man, surrounded by all the adjuncts of wealth and luxury. She remembered only poor Charley and her own sickening idea of debt, disgrace a-ul ruin ; aud sinking oa her knees at his feet, she sobbed out her pitiful story. 'lie is so young,' she wailed, 'so young, surely you will not refuse to give him another chance for name and famo ! I will work and toil for you until the five hundred dollars are every cent paid. I will be a servant, a seam stress—what you please, only, promise me that you will not yisit him with the penalties of the law ?' Iler voice dhd into quivering silence, but her eyes still appealed. 'Rise,Miss Wayland,' said the young man, without a moment's considera tion. 'I promise that this offence of your brother's shall be oveilooked for the s.tke of the sister who has pleaded so eloquently for him.' 'And I —what can I do for you ? What must Ido ? For if I caunot re pay the money in some shape or other I shall die of shame and mortifica tion !' 'I will take the matter into consider ation,' said Mr. Glencross, gravely, yet not with out a certain gleam of amuse ment in the corners of his mouth at the idea of that pretty, slender creature rendering up to him the equivalent of the live hundred dollars. 'And now, Cousin Lilias—for I believe we may claim relationship, although it is some what distant—l shall insist upon you as my guest for a while. Let me ling and send for my mother I' Mrs. Glencross, a stately old lady in black silk and Valencinnes lace, wel comed Lilias Wayland with a smiling hospitality which belonged to the an cient regime and almost before she knew it the girl found herself chatting innocently away to her hostess, as if she had lived all her live in the sun shine of that pleasant smile ; while Paulus Glencross, busied among some papers at the tab'e beyond, watched the sweet changing countenance with a new interest. 'I never saw such a loyely face in my life,' he thought. 'The profile is as purely Greciau as the face of the Hero on my mother's cameo, and the eyes are as full of shifting lights as a dia mond ! Upon my word, this little new cousin is an acquisition !' When Lilias wrote her happy letter home that night Mr. Gleucross added a pleasant postscript and Charley Way land knew that his season of peril was over. Lily had been nearly a month the guest of the stately old lady in black silk and Valencinnes lace, when one day Paulus, coming suddenly into the purple twilight of the drawing-rooms, A PAPER FOR THE HOME CIRCLE found her sitting all alone with tear drops glittering on her peachy cheek. 4 Why Lily, what is the matter ?' •Nothing, Paulus'—they had grown to be good friends by this time—'only I have been dreaming very pleasantly, and the time of waking has come at last.' 'You mysterious little sphinx, what on earth do you mean V' She c dored and cast down her eyes. 'The live hundred dollars, Paulus— they are not yet paid. No—don't in terrupt me. 1 cannot consent to in dulge your generous impulses. I must pay you, and there is no other way for me than to seek a situation as govern ess or instructress in some seminary. So Paulus, I have written an adver tisement, and if you will be so kind as to take it down to the otllce of some one of the daily papers ' '(.Jive it to me !' he interrupted. She placed it confidently in his hand; he tore it deliberately in strips. 'Paulus,' she cried in amazement. 'Lily this is nonsense. If you want to p,ty me you can.' 'Hut, Paulus, you know I have noth ing in all the world !' 'You have youiself—to mo the most presious gift the aforesaid world con tains.' 'I don't understand you.' 'Must I speak plaiuer t Well, then, Lily, give me yourself. I love you, darling, and would fain make you my wife. Are you content to pay me in this coin ?' 'Oh, Paulus !' she faltered. 'I never ureamcd of so much happiness.' And so Lilias Wayland's indebted ness was settled most satisfactorily. A TERRIBLE STORM ON THE COAST OF TEXAS. A Largo Number of Persons at Sa bine Pass Drowned. GALVESTON, Tex., Oct. 14. The town of Sabine Pass, at the mouth of the Sabine river, the dividing line be tween Louisiana and Texas, is report ed to be entirely washed away by the terrific storm of Tuesday night. Over 50 lives are reported lost out of a to tal populatioa of 200. All telegraph ic communication with the town is cut off. Sabine Pass is GO miles up the coast from Galveston and 28 miles southwest of Beaumont, the county seat of Jefferson county. It is thought that the bar in front of the town will prevent any tugs from landing, and the owners of tugs here regard it as useless to attempt to enter the treach erous channel siucc the storm. Damage to Eads' Jetties Terrific Force of the Recent Gale in the Gulf of Mexico. NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 1 4 —A special from Port Eads to the Times-Demo crat says: The extent of the (lam age occasioned by the late storm is not known,but it has been widespread from the jetties to Pointe a la llache. The wind, from fresh Saturday night was blowing hard all day Sunday, and on Monday increased to a hurri cane. There were 2i feet of water in Port Eads, and the sea was running •heavy over the east side of the jetties. Here is situated a great concrete wall extending from the inner reef to the end of the works which are intended to prevent the wuves of the Gulf from washing sand into the channel. It is nearly parallel to and distant about 200 yards from the jetties proper. Im mense blocks of concrete had been moulded in boxes, and measured, in solid contents,B by 15 feet,and weigh ed many tons apiece. A house had also been built where cement was stored for concrete blocks. Some idea of the terrific force cf the gale and pounding sea can be arrived at when it is known that many of these heavy blocks were lifted out of position and swallowed up in the sea. Others were stood upon end and others twist ed out of place, causing considerable damage. The bulkhead that is being built between this wall and the jetties proper was entirely submerged, aud the waters rolled over it from end to end. The building waH swept away, not a vestige of it having been left to mark the spot where it stood. The plank road that served Port Eads as a public street floated off and became debris among the The water continued to rise Monday, and reached the first floor of sevei *al hous es. This created general alai'm, and many persons left their homes, taking refuge in the hotel at Eastport. The narrow neck of land between the river bank and sea marsh bordering Ihe bays and the gulf was compkjtely uu - der water, which in some places was waist deep. At 10 o'clock Monday night the wind lulled a little and then came in strong puffs. The clouds wont scudding away, the heavens cleared and at midnight the moon shone on the desolate scene below. The weather had now become reason ably moderate. The bark India, for I'ensacola, lost her maintcpsail. Dur ing the gale the barometer on the Underwriter fell to 29.28, a remark ably low register. The damage ex tended all along the river. At Cubit Gap John Wise lost his threshers, all of his rice, his cattle, ill fact the storm made a clean sweep of his place. News from Point a la Ilachc and points helow show that the first account of the damage was rather under than over-stated. There has been an almost total destruction of crops of all kinds from Point ala Ilaehe to Point Eads on the east side of t he river. The schooner J. te J.,lumber laden, was driven on the levee, 35 miles be low the city, and left high and drv. Two unknown luggers shared the same fate. What few oranges there were on the trees were blown off. The damage between Point a la Ilaehe and Port Pads in rice gardens, cattle, horses, poultry, houses, Ac., is esti mated at $200,000. No loss of life is reported. A HURRICANE IN OHIOAGO. Trees Twisted Off and Hurled Groat Distances —The Storm in Illinois. CHICAGO, Oct. 14.— A high wind ac companied by a driving rain has been prevailing here since early this morn ing. The storm tore through the trees of Douglass, Garlield and Humboldt Park with the furry of a hurricane. Soft maples and saplings were twisted off close to their trunks aud hurled o ver the tops of the large trees. Two real estate agency buildings on Madi son street, near Garfield Park, were picked up by the wind and pounded to pieces on the prairie. Street car con ductors and drivers, who were caught in the teeth of the gale, say that It was only with the greatest dilliculty they held themselves from being thrown from iheir cars. All the streets in the western and southwestern portion of the city are litered w itli broken trees and shivered siguboards. The Signal Service Otlicer reports that the storm is rapidly advancing in a northeasterly direction, and that it is becoming se vere. Very high winds will prevail on tne lakes. The storm has been attend ed with considerable rainfall, this sta tion showing half an inch of water. The wind here is blowing at the rate of 20 miles an hour and has attained a ve locity of from 45 to 50 miles on the lake. Reports show r that the storm extends over a yery wide area, but no particulars can be obtained, as the tel egraph wires arc down in almost every direction. A cyclone between Ypsilanti and Elkhart, Ind., tore down all the wires in that neighbor hood, and on the Chi cago, Burlington and Quincy Railway the top of a car was blown off and car ried against the wires with such force as to break them all. A VALIANT DEFENCE. A defence in which were combined pluck, endurance, suffering and despe ration was that of Captain Swift aud his five companions, near the forks of the Big Cheyenne. They were all citi zens,and all on their way into the Black Ilills country on foot. Swift had been a Captain in a border company raised to light Indians in Northern Nebraska, and was the only one in the lot who had ever met a hostile. Swift and two companions found the other three pros pectors near the forks,and it was agreed that all should push further west in company. Every man was armed with a Winchester aud two revolvers, and each carried several hundred pounds of ammunition. The men had broken camp live miles below the forks, and were on the south bank of the main stream, when they were attacked by thirty-five mounted Indians. The whites were on foot and had the shelter of timber all along the banks, and al though they were harrassed for a couple of hours, no one was hurt, and the march was not greatly retarded. How ever, as they reached the forks the force of Indians suddenly increased to ! over 100, and, as they not only barred the way out had cut off retreat, Swift ! realized that the little band must go inj ■to camp and prepare for a siege. They drove the Indians down the south fork about halt a mile until getting posses sion of a bluff which was well eoyered with timber, and here they intrenched. A natural sink was deepened with knives aud hatchet, a few rocks and limbs were piled around the edges, and Terms, SI.OO per Year, in Advance. tluj men o<it into the rille pit, knowing that the odds were twenty to one, at d that there could not be the faintest hope of re-enforcements. The Indians could not approach the blulT except under fire. After they had maintained a fucillade for upward of an hour without harm to the party,they sent forward a Hag of truce by a half bleed who could speak Knglish toler ably well. Swift went forward to the edge of the timber to meet him,and the men in the pit were warned to be on their guard against treachery, and to shoot down any other Indian who sought to approach while a pailey was being held. The half breed came for ward without fear, ft was evidently bis object to get near enough to see what sort of a defense the men l:ad t rected, and to be certain of their num ber ; but Swift baflled him in this by meeting him outside the timber. The two were in rifiesliot of both forces,and as the half breed rode up be demanded the immediate surrender of the party. He said that one hundred and twenty Indians were on the ground, with oth ers coming up in the afternoon, and that it was folly for the white men to think of holding out against such a force. Iu case of surrender,they would be disarmed and set at liberty to make their way out of the country, but if the Indians were compelled to fight them to a surrender they could expect no mercy. bwift replied that his party did not seek war with the red men. They were going into the lilack Hills with hun dreds of others to prospect for gold,and only asked to be left alone. They had been attacked without provocation,and they should light to the bitter end. The half breed had his rille lying across his saddle while he talked, while Swift leaned on his. The Captain suspected what would follow his refusal to sur render. The half breed once more put his demand, and as it was refused he suddenly raised his weapon and fired at Swift, and then wlieelea his pony. The men were not over ten feet apart, and the bullet passed between Swift's left arm and his side, cutting through his coat. Had he raised his rifle to fire a return shot he would have been a dead man, for the action of the half breed was the signal for fifty Indian rifles to ring out. Swift dropped in his tracks and crept back to the rifle pit unharm ed; but he was avenged before he reach ed it. One of the men had kept the half breed covered with his Winchester and as he turned to gallop away he re ceived a bullet in the back which flung him from the saddle and left liirn dead 011 the ground. The redskins had been beaten at their own game, and they gave vent to their chagrin and anger in shouts and yells and individual demon strations. In ten minutes they were firing all along the line, and some of them took advantage of the ground to approach within pistol shot of the rifle pit. Swift's instructions to the men were not to waste a bullet. The Indians had to expose themselves moie or less, and by watching for opportunities and keep ing cool the men in the pit made some telling snots. Before sundown they had killed or wounded a dozen savages and forced the others to exercise far greater caution. Not over thirty shots were fired from the pit during the af ternoon. As night approached the want of water began to lie felt. No one had had a drop since morning. One of the men crept back to the bank ot the river to see what the prospects were for gettiug down to the water, and he was instant'y killed by a bullet fired from the other side of the stream. His fate was not known until darkness came on and a second man wont to look for him. The bank was very steep, twelve or fourteen feet high, and it would have been extremely difilcult to get down to the stream had there been no danger. The attempt to secure water was abandoned for the time. All the provisions in the party were in a raw state, and of course 110 fire could be lighted. Soon after dark the fire of the Indians ceased entirely. They prob ably reasoned that it was only a ques tion of a few hours more when the white men would fall into their hands, and they had maintained such a hot fire through the day that their ammuni tion must have been running low. 1 The death of Wolcott cast a gloom over the party, but 110 one weakened. Along toward midnight, when every thing had grown very quiet, Capt.Swift tried for water. A cottonwood leaued off over the bank until one on its top would be over the water. A canteen was lowered by a rope after Swift got into position, but some slight noise was made, which caused the Indians 011 the opposite bank to opeu fire, and before Swift could descend fiorn the tree a bullet wounded him in the calf of the leg. He crept back to the rille pit and bandaged the wound, and in fifteen minutes would have given a year of his life for a pint of water. Various meth ods for obtaining what all now really suffered for were suggested and reject ed. There was only one way. It must be got from the tree if at all. All hour or two after Swift was shot a man nam ed Cooper crept out on the tree and lowered the canteen. He succeeded in NO. 41- 'NEWSPAPER LAWS If subscribers order the discontinuation newspapers the inmllsbers may continue si:iid them until aH arrearapes are paid. 'Jf refuse or ueeleet to take their newspaper.s from (heoflloe fau toehttieyurnseiit they are held responsible until they tuivc settled the bills and ordered them dh-rsmtilfhed. 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Wlnle Cooper was not wounded, be was driven to the pit, and all further hope of securing water was abandoned. Not a man slept a wink during the night, it being gener ally understood that the Indians might make a rush any moment. At early dawn a shot was fired from the ton of a tree in the edge of the grove which struck a man naruedAbbott in the head and killed him instantly. A second shot immediately followed, but ht no one. It was at once discovered that two Indian sharpshooters had climbed into the tree during the night,and from their elevat ion could look down into the rifle pit. They could not be seen, but two of the nun opened a rapid fire on the tree, and after about twenty-fiye shots had been iited both redskins were tumbled to the ground. Tiieir fall was the signal for the ball to open all along the line, and again the bullets whizzed over the pit like legions of angry bees. The Indians were pretty cautious about exposing themselves, but during the foreuoou three of them were seen to drop, either hard hit or killed catright. From noon to o o'clock not a shot was fired on either side, and from 5 to sundown the Indians fired only atout a dozen times —sufficient to warn the while men that the siege was sti'l en. Hunger now compelled the men to eat raw bacon and flour, and the torments of thirst were increased. Swift suffer ed far more than the others, being wounded, but not a complaint passed his dips. He was too stiff and sore to leaye the pit, but about 10 o'clock one of the men volunteered to try for water. Souie of the Indians had swam across, and were located under the bank. While they could not climb it, or at least did not, they were on hand to prevent the men from getting water. It was Foster who went out on the tree this time, and he had no* yet low ered the vessel when a bullet knocked his cap off, a second struck the stock of his rifle, and a third went through the coffee pot. He reached the pit un wounded, however, and Swift adyised that no one should expose himself. They dug up the roots around them and got slight consolation from chew ing them,and again the morning broke. It soon became eyident that thelndians intended to finish their work. They were whooping and shouting all along the liue. and seemed in good spirits. An hour after daylight the whole line advanced on the pit. each redskin working along under the best shelter he could find. There were only four men to defend the pit, but armed as they were,and desperate as they had become, the odds were not so great. They fired cooly yet rapidly, and they not only halted the line, but at one point where three bjeks were killed within ten sec onds of each other a panic occurred. Thirty or more Indians rose up in a body for a rush, but the fire broke them before they had made a jump. The four men had the six rifles, and their revol vers were lying beside them for the em ergency which all expected. The peril of the morning did not last twenty min utes. The battled Indians retreated back to their old position, and aoout 9 o'clock withdrew so quietly that their going was not suspected for another hour. They went '*en masse," leaving not even a scout behind. When the four men had secured water and some thing to eat they took a look over the battleground. The carcasses of seven ponies had beeu left behind, aud there were plenty of blood stains to prove that their Winchesters had not thrown away all their lead. A Dog Sioux,who was afterward employed as a scout at Fort Sully,told the military authorities that thirteen Indians were killed and twenty-one wounded in the fight, and that they felt themselves fairly whip ped. Other Indians reported the num ber killed at nineteen,and the wounded at thirty, but they asserted that the number of white men was fourteen.- New York Sun. The evil consequences of smoking are illustrated by Mt. Vesuvius which con stantly suffers from eruptions. 'lt's a wife's duty to be pleasant,' says an exchange. Yes, and it's the husbands duty to make her duty easy. The SaDta Rosa Democrat tells of a mouse which sings like a canary. Dear, dear ! but this is rough on rats. An Ohio factory turns out 57,000,000 matches arday, and yet many a man has barked his shin on the cradle be cause he didn't have one of them. Clerk (to employer)—' What shall I mark that new lot of black silk at ? Employer—'Mark the selling price at three dollars a yard.' Clerk—'But it only costs one dollar a yard.' Employ er—'l dou't care what it cost. I am selling off regardless of cost,'