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3?to WLitMU gaily fgagfc: grf tfag gffostttog gpstemfrcK, 26, 1890
A PAINFUL iiGlDtNT.
Posttnastnr Thought He'd Beet.
nobbed and Got Into Trouble.
An incident recently occurred in one of
the towns of Seneca county, New York, in
volving a Republican postmaster in serious
embarrassment As the postmaster .though
a bachelor, has generally been of exem
plary habits, a pillar in two churches and
one of Congressman Hood's most active
workers, the incident ha, as the 'ocal
paper sometimes remarks of othp sad
events, "cast a gloom over the entire com
munity." Owing to tho lack of a safe in his office
this postmaster has been in the habit of
taking his money and postage stamps
home with him rwcry night in a small
sachol. This sarhel lie took to his bed
room, and usually placed under his pillow.
But one night he neglected to put the
eachel in its usual place, merely dropping
it near the door as he entered his bedroom.
That same night the nur&e girl employed
by another boarder in tho house found it
necessary to carry tho child in her charge
to its mother's room. In pacing through
the unlighted hall she mistook the door
and entered the bedroom of the postmas
ter. That vigilant official instantly awakened
with the belief that there was a burglar in
the room, and renched under his pillow for
his tachel. Not imding it, the thought
crossed his mind th.it the burglar had al
ready secured it, and he bounded out of
bed and seized the iiurne girl, who was
groping about inthe darlings. He was just
petting his grip on her tbroatwhen she
shrieked and dropped the child, which he,
rather by involuntary impulse than delib
erate intent, saved from wreck by catching
hold of its clothing. '1 nc cirl, linding her
self released, ran out of the room and into
her own, where sho locked the door and
The child was by this time screaming
terrific screams, anil the dazed postmaster
wastrjing to think whether to drop the
&oft, moist thing into the wash basin or
throw it out of the window, when its fa
ther and mother entered ths room with
lighted candles. The mother niched upon
the postmaster crying, "Give me my baby,"
and having rescued it left the room. The
infuriated father demanded, "What have
ou been doing with my child" and began
to jerk the pOftni.wU-r around in away
that might be called "wiping the floor with
It is probable that the postmaster was at
that moment nearer to insj-nuy than men
ofton are who escape it, i".t the rough treat
ment ho received saved him. It is known
that the mind works rapidly in the pres
ence of great dangei, and it veins that by
the time tho postmaster's, legs, had whacked
S, a --'
BEGAN lO JEHK THE rOSTMASTlT. Ar.OU'D.
against tho hedpost and washstand, had ,
tipset a rocking chair, smash'-d a mirror, 1
unci smit. 11m hairbrush, lxrfumerv bottles !
and collar box on t no ureses t? case fhing
jibout in disorder, his mtnd J'nd poc lick
to the lot sachel which he lxjlieved the
burglar had cuptuml. The tuougitt. nerwd
him for a mifhty effort, nrd "aiipling
with his now exhausted xilam ue ilung
him on his back in a corner of the room.
Then ho yelled "Robbers:'' and began to
search for his sachet llo had just found
it and was preparing to meet another as
Bault from the outraged parent, whon sev
eral other male Ixwrdars. in the hoitse, who
had been aroused by the disturbance en
tered the room, and calh'd a halt on the
It required a great W1 of heated talk to
extiluin matters, and it is probible that the
explanation never would have ifu sails- i
faotorily made had not the door of the
nuite girl's room beu lr?keu in, and the
girl iquircd to tell Low .he cam. to part I
with the child. Kveu then half the people I
who lions d the story did not undorstand it,
and the weekly paper published in tho !
town having consented thioufih friendship
for tho postmaster to rcirxin from men- i
tioning tho affair, the public have been left
to draw very orronoous inferences. Some
of the neighbors suppose the postmaster to I
bo crazy, while others contend that even
on tho supposition that he was walking in
his sleep it wus very queer tusii ne snouiu
Etl an infant out of iu cradle to tormcut
it.Now York Times.
Diamond Ttnck Torrnr'n Coran nigh.
A housoholdcr from M urray Hill made a
Journey to Fulton market one day last
week in search of diamond back terrapin.
He learned there was none to be had.
"Thou send mo up a half dozen of tho
first that arc brought in," said tho Murray
Hill resident. "By tho way, what are they
telline for now?"
"Sixty dollars a dozen," replied tie mar
lietinau. "Well, (hoy aro worth it," rcmnrked the
epioutc from uptown. "Dinsnond backs
come high, has we must have them," and
he wis Iked away.
"If it was $100 a dozen," said the market
man to a Tribune reporter who was stand
ing near, "people in this city would pay
that sum lor diamond backs and never
"How is it that tho supply ever runs out
when (he price is so high?" asked tho re
porter. "Terrapin with tho genuine diamond
Fhnped scales are not to be picked up like
clams at low tide." said the dealer. "Some
times they are not to be had at all. "We
depend principally for cur diamond backs
on the supply caught by fishermen in their
nets during the summer and kept over till
the winter market- tnaltes them valuable.
The fishermen build ;xns along the shore,
partly in the water and partlv on the land,
into which they put the diamond bncks
they haul up dursne the summer. These
they sell in the winter at a handsome fig
nre. Then the old fishermen who are too
f tiff and rheumatic (o follow their trade at
pea spend the fall and winter days putter
ing along the shore, poking sticks down in
the pnnd to find the terrapin that crawl up
out of the sea at the approach of winter,
burrow in the sand and hibernate till
spring. These old fellows know by signs
just whore to poke down in the sand for a
diamond back. If they can find half a
dozen a veektbevbEvenuides09d':rs2."
3Xl:ing Co of Wrcclc.
In ChRtiuxa it will be noticed that
there are oa many bams and many out
buildings rigus Which, to the uninitiat
ed, are, of themselves, meaningless.
They have fantastic names carred upon
them, such as "Flying Cloud," "ilar
euerite," etc They aro all that are left
of once gallant chips tint have been
wrecked on tho bara and shoali on! Chat
ham, ilany there Ere of these. Prov
A curious ctranjer environed In doubt,
An Interrogation point toddlinj about,
A bundle of questions nothing more
Cooing and creeping upon the floor.
A comma of minsbine. a playtime to bm
Tho flower, tbo bird, the brook and tho tree;
A vision of childhood-count one for tho
A ripple of laughter, a golden clause.
A etfle In tbo pathway, a summer day,
A blissful moment too su ect to stay;
Swift semicolon of youth divine
Count tw o in tracins the raptured line.
An exclamation, "You! Oh, youJ"
The same old story forever new;
In arrow's flight to a soul new found,
A volume of love In a vowel sound.
A Gonp, a prayer, a inarriaKC vow,
A compound word in the chapter now.
Only a hyphen, butnnsels wait
And hush their anthem in heaven's gate.
A gleam of light in the gliding years,
A colon of joy In thtj font appears:
A point of hope in tho ficcting text
Our line continued in the nest.
Tbo sentence finished, a jrenU mound
By waving grass encircled rouad;
A period here, but not complete
Merely a rest for weary feet.
A rest for tho night till the morning wakci,
Till the purpling cast in glory breads:
Faith writes a dash for the ;?rcat To Ee
Beyond Time's brac'.-ct Eternity.
A SENSE OF JUSTICE.
All the people of Yoakum and of the
country district round about were going
to court. It was the day on which the case
of Hobley vs. Dutton was to be tried.
The plaintiff, Deacon Silas Hobley, and
his wife were on their way to town in an
old farm wason. The' did not lack a bet
ter vehicle, but the deacon was anxious to
impress upon his neighbors the fact that
tho cart in which they had for years seen
him jogging about the country was no
more. It was on account of the smashing
of this cart that tho suit had been brought.
The plaintiff and his wife were laboring
under too much excitement to foel inclined
to talk. Mrs. Hobley had asked Silas sev
eral times whether he thought the case
would bo decided in his favor. At last ho
"Well, I dunno. Sometimes I kinder
wisht I had took the fifty dollars compro
mise that they offered. Course we know
the cart wasn't wuth no two and a half
which I'm asking for damages. And I al
low Abner Jedgo Peck he knows it well
enough; but then he has a sense of justice,
and knows Col. Dutton ho can better afford
to give two fifty than I cau to tnke jest
fifty for that cart. So itreellyall rests
with the jedge 'n' wo can't tell what
"Well. I jest don't b'Jievc," said the dea
con's wife, "that Abner would go 'u' de
cide against us."
Tho defondant, Col. Miles Dutton, his
daughter Ethel and Mr. Ralph Klliott,
Esq., his attorney, came to town in a very
swell turnout, tho horses whereof wore
tan colored harness and lare, clanking
nickel chains. On the box sat Peter Mar
tin, the coachman, who bad been lesponsi
blo for the breaking up of Deacon Hobley's
cart. Mips Ethel, who would come in spite
of tho fact that the colonel had declared
she should not, wore a taking light green
frock and a smart hat, aud over her shoul
der jauntily swung a checkered parasoll
The country people whom they passed
from time to time along the road could not
but admire her, although they made vari
ous unpleasant remarks about "the way
them Duttons was always puttin' on dog."
"Confound itl they are coniiu-?," growl
ed the colonel, as the high steppers dis
tanced one bob tailed caravan, consisting
of a farm sulky and a gig. "The people of
this infernal place seem to have a veritable
passion for litigation."
"They must bo interested in something,
papa," said Miss Ethel; "of course they
don t have any of tho things to go to that
we have in the city; so why shouldn't they
make he mohfc of these court things de
cisions and cases and all that, you know?"
These last few words were delivered in a
confidential fashion to Mr. Ralph Elliott,
at whom she darted from time to time,
when the colonel was not koking, an arch
oklc glance. There wab an understanding
between tho two a little .-.mbiguous as
yet, owing to the fact that the colonel did
not much approve of the young lawj'er.
"To be sure," assented Elliott; "and it is
plain that Hobley v. Dutlon is destined
to bo ono of the gieatest events of the
"Fudgcl" exclaimed the colonel, who
was in a very bad humor indeed; "it all
comes from tleir insane admiration of that
ancient alcalde, Judge Peck. He has been
justice of the peace in the Yoaknm town
ship for the last twenty years, and the
peoplo hereabouts regard him with the
name awe that you might a wholo bench
ful of lord chancellors and chief justice."
"Does he know much law?"' inquired El
liott, passing his hand over the pile of calf
bound volumes on the seat beside him.
"About as much as a lizard," answered
"He reminds me of Snncho Panzo," said
Ethel. "They Fay he has a sense of justice
and tries to be fair; and you ought to see
what a funny round -'nk head he has,
with fuzzy hair on the back of it."
"A sense of justice," roared the colonel,
while Elliott bean to laugh; "I have
never seen any manifestation of it. No
sooner had I bought this place, Elliott,
than these people began to take advantage
of every excuse to drag me into court.
And I have been worsted every time. Of
course I can appeal"
"But it isn't worth while?" said Elliott.
"Yes, partly that. However, as no one
ever appeals from Judge Peck's decisions,
I don't wish to run the risk of being mob
bed for what they would consider an out
rageous insult to their judicinry."
"From what I hear," said Elliott, a faint
trace of anxiety showing through his care
less good humor, "this honorable court is
not likely to look with much favor on tho
cflorts of a stranger in the bailiwick such
"Oh, no," replied the colonel, grimly;
"he will size you up at tho outset as a city
dude lawyer, and you won't be in it at all."
"You are so encouraging, papa'" cried
EtheL Then, when the colonel turned to
spook for a moment with the driver, she
put her hand in Elliott's and whispered,
"I know you will win, and just think, if
"I hope so." whispered tho other; "but
just think, if I don't"
The room whero the famous Judge Ab
ner Peck held court, in and for the town
ship of Yoakum, was over "the Store" a
smnll hall, lighted by several cnrtainless
windows which stared through the grimy
whit walls. The floor was. bare; there
wore plenty of beeches fcr spectators, and
a few chairs. The lawyers had a long pine
table, the edges of its op serrated with
many ancient whittling by jackknives
The court occupied an eralted position ou
a broad platform at one end of ftie room.
Above the judges chair and dck there
hung a canopy f thick r?d damask, io
lently surgestive in shape and general ap
peamaco of a pair of old fnshioneti window
curtain. A part of this dipery, weighted
with d'lit and cobwebs, had pulled looce
from its moorings aboe. and hung down
over the judY seat, so that, as he moved
about, the frayed edge not infrequently
tiekled his bala crown.
At a ft-w iiunuu before 10 o'ol.-ick the
eye of the hundred spectators the; crowd
ed the courtroom turaed toward thk pint
form to behold the eminent jurist Abner
1 Peck formally take his place ucoa the
bencn. He ascenaea tne steps with, a Slow
and dignified gait, sank hack in the big
armchair and leaned his head against his
hand. As he gazed benignly into the faces
of his assembled friends and neighbors he
seemed to them the very personification of
a sense of justice.
One half of the lawyers' table was taken
up by Judge Bellows, who represented the
plaintiff. On his right hand were Deacon
Hobley and his wife. The law books of
Mr. Ralph Elliott were spread out over the
remaining half of the table. After a brief
wrangle with her father, in which she, as
usual, came out victorious, Miss Ethel had
Accompanied Mr. Elliott into tho court
room and now occupied a teat at his side.
The colonel sat behiud, and with him was
Peter Martin, the unlucky coachman who
was accused of responsibility for the smash
ing of tho deacon's cart.
"The judge is looking at us," whispered
Miss Dutton; "did you ever see such
funny woolly hair in all your life?"
"Never mind his hair," answered Elliott;
"what I want to know is how to get at
im. If you could only catch his eye and
nile sweetly on him"
"Tell me when it is the right time for
him to decide our way and I'll do it," said
the young lady.
"There is no use in having a jury, you
understand," said tho colonel, leaning for
ward. "The old mandarin will sit there
and gravely tell them what their verdict
"Well, we will make the best defense
that we can, and throw ourselves on the
mercy of the court."
"Small mercy it will be," growled the
colonel; "he has it in for me they all
have. I suppose I must pay the two hun
dred and fifty dollars and costs, as prayed
for. And the cart wasn't worth the fifty
that I offered as a compromise."
The case opened with Deacon Hobley on
the witness stand. He told how he had
left his cart hitched in the road, and how
the runaway colt and buckboard had
smashed it into shoo pegs.
"Did j'ou see all this yourself?" inquired
"Xo; I wasn't there," answered the wit
ness; "but my da'ter.shetoldmeaboutit."
"I move that that testimony bo all
stricken out," said Elliott.
"Look here, young man," said the dea
con, "if you mean to 'sinuate that my
"Deacon 1" cried the court reprovingly,
and the plaintiff was silenced. Then, turn
ing toward Elliott, the judge said, with
very distinct emphasis:
"That motion ain't passed."
The young attorney, who had risen to
his feet, gave- a gulp of astonishment,
looked about him for a moment as if to
take his bearings anew, and then resumed
The deacon continued his testimony.
He had come now to the matter of tho
value of the cart, which he placed at tho
modest sum of $250. When called upon to
give a reason for putting it at ihis figure
he stated that Ike Convers had said it was
wort h it.
"We object," cried Elliott, starting up
again; "if the plaintiff wants to introduce
the testimony of Ike Convers as an expert
on carts why does he not subpoena him?"
There was a sudden and awful hush in
the courtroom. The judge turned slowly
arouud in his chair and leaned forward
across his desk toward Elliott, saying:
"Because he is dead."
"Well, we object to such testimony as
this," continued Elliott, with a reckless
ness that caused some of his hearers to
fairly hold their breath; "it is incom
petent and immaterial."
"Ike Convers incompetent:" exclaimed
tho deacon. "Why, young man, he was
the best wagon maker"
"Deacon," interrupted the judge, "let me
answer this objection." Then he contin
ued in solemn judicial tones: "This court
knew Ike Convers well, and it holds that
his judgment in a matter of this kind was
better thun that of any man now living in
this county. Tho witness may proceed."
"You see it's no use," whispered tho
colonel, as Elliott, silenced and aghast,
dropped back into his seat. "You may as
well take it easy. The more you object
tho more you will insr-irc the old fool's
"Well, where does that sense of justice
come in?" asked Elliott.
"Tell me,"' interrupted Miss Ethel, "is it
time for mo to begin to flirt with the
"Not yet," answered Elliott. He pon
dered on the situation a few moments.
Was there a sense of justice in that round,
pink head? If so how was he to get at it?
There was something about the flaxen poll
that reminded him of Polonius, and he be
gau to mutter absently to himself the
phrase so dear to the heart of the fat witted
"By indirections Qnd directions out."
In that moment he hit upon a plan.
By ;his time the witness was telling tho
court and the spectators generally his
opinion of Peter Margin, Col. Dutton's
"hired man," as a tamer of colts. Elliott
sprang to his feet and objected. Ho was
promptly crushed by tho court. The dea
con went on. When he had finished a
short dissertation on Col. Dutton and other
men who came down from the city and
tried to run things in Yoakum Elliott
moved to strike the testimony out on the
ground that it was argumentative. The
motion was denied.
So it continued through the remainder
of the deacon's occupancy of the'witness
stand. Elliott roce up at the end of nearly
every sentence and offered some objection.
Tho deacon got mad, Judce Bellows, his
attorney, got mad, and even the court
showed evidence of the great internal
struggle that was necessary for him to
keep his temper under control. Elliott as
sumed a dogged and insolent air that as
tonished Ethel and her father, and exas
perated everybody else. There was no
longer any doubt that he had excited the
prejudice of the court against him to a
Mrs. Hobley was the nert witness. Be
fore she took the stand Elliott objected to
her testimony on the ground that she was
the wife of the plaintiff. When this was
overruled be began systematically to fight
every question that was put to the witness
and afterward to move to have the answers
Often he would argue the points at great
length, quoting decisions in cases which,
it is needless to remark, were largely im
aginary, rattling off Lum phrases which
had nothing to do witVtbo master in hand,
and occasionally rearing rrom the law
books which he fnd brought. It was all ia
vain; every motkin was denied, every ob
jection overruled. To any ono looking on
it would have appeared that the attorney
for the defense was excrtiDg himself to the
utmost fighting the case inch by inch
but that it was a struggle against hopeless
odds. Presently an air of discouraged in
difference began to show itself in his
speech and conduct. He made his points
in an aggrieved fashion that plainly said:
"Of course you will decide against me, but
I must do my duty."
At last he droppod Imck into his chair
and settled himself, as one does who has
no expectation of rising aeain very soon.
Hi" face wore a look of complete11 resigna
tion. "He la clean beat out." sakl the Yoak
nmits. It was a triumph for their fellew
townsman, and added luster to the elorr of
the court: at the same tuae many of tbem
felt ao little yaapth for ih- "young man
who hud fought so hard d bad failed.
"Don't sivr it up. please, Ralph," wtais
petl Miss Eth;!
rljiott.nbock his be!. Every a la
cluding thrinirf. noticed the rtion, and
j divined wkac tec wins wmaait had saw.
. The cdoapl teo knad forward trith a
similar remark, bnt sxiin tbs attorcftT
made a motion of ci courageracnt.
"It is all right." whispered Elliott to
Miss Dutton a'momenfc later. "Whenever
the old chap glances in this direction look
sorrowfully and cppealingly at him."
A number of witnesses for the plaintiC
now followed one another upon the stand,
and were allowed to give their testimony
pretty much as they pleased, assisted bj
occasional suggestions from Judge Eel
lows. The particularsof the accident were
recounted several times, and a number C
residents of Yoakum swore to the extraor
dinary value of the ruined cart. The at
torney for the defense maintained a dogged
silence. At last, when one witness began
an extended argument in favor of the dea
con's claim for damages, the court glanced
at Elliott as though he expected to hear an
objection. When none was forthcomine
the judge himself interposed and declared
that "there i gettin' to be too much of
that. The lawyers should do all the argu
"Ah! ha!" exclaimed Elliott to Miss
Ethel in a triumphant whisper; "the sense
of justice is awakening. Now is our
"That concludes tho testimony for the
plaintiff," said Judge Bellows as the last
witness left the stard.
All eyes were turned upon MrRalph El
liott. The court looked in histdirection,
but saw only the countenance of Mis3 Dut
ton. Her bright orbs were saying as
plainly as thoucrh tho words were written
out in big letters: "Dear Mr. Judge, please
don't be horrid to us any more." He
blushed and fumbled with the papers on
his desk. At last he said: "The defense
will go on now."
Elliott rose slowlv to his feet and stood
a moment before lie began to speak. Final
ly he said, hesitatinr at the end of every
phrase: "May it please the court, I had in
tended at this stace of the proceedings to
make a motion which I had hoped your
honor would grant. Although perhaps it
may not well, I will mako it. I will move
for a non-suit, may it please ths court.
Possibly this may seem to the court a mat
ter of small importance, yet it is a point in
our favor and one that I conceive we have
a right to demand. In this connection I
am impelled to crave the indulgence of tho
court while I venture a few remarks of a
somewhat personal nature. I am a stran
ger in this court and am not versed in all
of its methods of procedure. I have
done what I could in support; of
my client's case, yet the fact is pain
fully evident that my efforts have thus far
been in vain. Every motion has been de
nied, every objection overruled. Not a
single point has been allowed in our favor.
I do not complain of any prejudice on the
part of the court. Tho Latin adage occurs
to me: 'Quosque tandem, Catalina, abntcre
patientis nostra,' which is, 'The judge who
seemeth most severe hath often at heart a
true sense of justice.' All I ask is that the
court in passing upon our motion for non
suit shall take into consideration the un
broken line of decisions in favor of the
plaintiff which have marked the progress
of this case up to this time."
The court was looking intently at Miss
Miss Ethel was looking at the court.
"S.iy," whispered Judge Bellows to El
liott, as the latter took his seat, "there
ain't no use in that, you know. lie don't
savvy 'non-suit.' "
"No?" said Klliott, with a bland smile;
"I suspected that he did not."
"I don't believe the court needs to hear
from me on this point," Judge Bellows
said aloud, with an nir of easy confidence.
"This motion of my learned brother from
the city will be denied, of course."
Judge Peck gazed thoughtfully at the
ceiling a moment and then took up his
pen. He rote a few words on the book
before him. Theu he motioned to the clerk,
and the latter, after noting the words
which he had written, proceeded to enter
them on a much larger book which lay on
his desk. There wa dead silence in the
"The motion is allowed," said the court
with startling firmness.
A buzz of approval ran around the court
room. "That's only fair," said the people;
"he orter give the young fellow some
Elliott rose from his chair and began to
gather up his bool:s and paper.-.
"Why, what is the matter?" exclaimed
"Nothing is the matter," he answered,
"except that the case has been decided in
our favor, and we may as well go home."
"Great ScottI" cried the colonel; "that
was neatly done, Elliott."
Judge Bellows and Deacon Hobley were
both on their feet protecting vigorously.
It may be suspected that the court, to
whom all technical law was the veriest
abracadabra, was not a little astonished
when he discovered what he had done, but
he was too shrewd to make that fact pub
lic. For once Judge Bellows was snubbed,
aud even threatened with a fine for con
tempt of court.
The Duttons and Mr. Ralph Elliott made
their way through the crowd out of the
court room. Peter Martin followed be
hind, his arms full of law books. In spite
of the fact that all the Yoakumites were
watching them, Miss Ethel and Mr. Elliott
whispered and laughed a great deal, and
looked atone another in a way that seemed
to indicate that the "understanding" be
tween them was now perfectly clear.
Charles Dwight Willard in Argonaut.
Worked a Cure.
In a sleeping car between Buffalo and
Philadelphia a man snored so long and
loud that bome aroused aleeper threw a
boot at him. It struck him in the face and
broke his nose, and the doctors guarantee
that he is perfectly cured of a very annoy
ing habit. lie Ls so ungrateful, however,
that he is going to sue some one. Detroit
SUinnld an Actor Feci Emotion.
I believe, then, that every j;reat actor
ought to be, and is, mocd by '.lie emotion
he portrays; that no; only must he feel
thi emotion once or twice, or when he ia
studying the part, lJt that he mut feel it
in a greater or less degree and to just that
degree will he move the hearts of his audi
enceswhenever he pup the part, bo it
once or a thousand times, and that he
must cultivate this susceptibility to emo
tion as carefully as he cultivates the de
velopment of his vocal organs, or the habit
of moving and walking easily and grace
fully. Salvici in Century.
Tliey MlMijiilfrtol Karh Other.
Misunderstanding it. indeed, as we all re
mark every day, an ever fruitful cause of
difference. Here is a colloquy that took
place in my prcseuee on a downtown train
at the Chatham square junction of the
elevated road: Passenger (who had not un
derstood the call of tb guard as to chanjc
inc cars) Does this train co to City Hall
Guard (who did not understand that pass
enger was a stranger in the city; Tbte
train for South I'erry. Tapenger But
does it go to City Hall Gur.rd (fiercely
South Ferry, I tell vea' P-ogar (helplessly)-!
I ?et off it at City Hall Guard
(threateningly Don't 17 t soy me
PasccngT I want to ? to City HalL
Guard (shoriag posager; Ofc' get off '
Thoesh C&itie Grfe i aot a Urge
building compared with hundred ul more
recent strucuzres. in Sew York city, U
sttuetios, dot upon tbe ftbore-, with Uie
opon barber ufwa on? sW and the greez.
' space of the Battery park iapoo Ji oUwr,
and its circeUr tarsi d dowe siv it a
t commaxtding sad even imposing .ppear
ancr to thelaadiar rowt&rran' I" awt
' always hare a eera:- creci.?- ;a Ue
recalleetlon, if he beccses & patriotic
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Tho Jews and Jerusalem.
Tho Jews believe that Palestine will
again come into their hands. They thus
read the promises of the Bible, and there
are thousands of these Jews of Jerusa
lem who have come here to "wait the day
when the Lord will descend to earth and
take his chosen jieople out of the hand3
of the Turks and again build up their
city. Upon the ruins of Solomon's tem
ple now stands the great mosque of
Omar, which is to the Hohaminedans
the holiest place outside of Mecca.
A great wall o stone surrounds this
temple plateau, and this wall is believed
by antiquarians to have been a part of
the old temple wall. Inside of this wall
a Jew can never come, and though it bo
the holiest of holy places to him he can
never look upon it. Turks in uniform
guard the gates, and I only secured ad
mission through a letter to the sultan's
governor of Jerusalem, who sent me
with a guard of Turkish soldiers to go
It is the custom of the Jews, however,
to go on certain days of every week to
a nlace outside this wall, and there, lean
ing with their heads against tho stone,
they wail over tho loss of Jerusalem,
and pray God to give back the land to
his chosen people. This is known as the
Jew's wailing place, and when 1 visited
it I found about fifty men in long gowns,
and a like number of Jewish women
with shawls over their heads, weeping
and praying. Many of tho men had
white beards, and the curly locks in
front of their ears were of spun silver.
Others had boys with them. Some
were in their prime, and the tears gen
uine tears ran down the faces of all,
and some of them were convulsed with
sobbing as they leaned thero and prayed.
The wailing of one old Jewish woman
rings in my ears to this day, and the
whole cut an impression into my mem
ory that can never be effaced. Frank
G. Carpenter in National Tribune.
lie Could Sot Spent Knllb.
Dr. Isidore Labatut, who died re
cently at Nevr Orleans in tho ninety
eighth year of his nge, was in several
ways a remarkable man. Although
a native of Louisiana and a resi
dent of that state for the larger
part of hi3 life, ho could not speak a
word of English, and persistently refused
to learn tho language. He received hia
professional education in Paris, where
he studied for sixteen years.
While in Franco be was attached to
the surgeon's corps of Napoleon's army
as a student in 1804. Ho saw Nicholas
of Russia, the emperor of Austria and
King Frederick William HI of Prussia
when they arrived in Paris, and he was
there when Louis XVIII returned after
tho banishment of Napoleon to the island
of Elba, and was also present at the de
feat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Grad
uating in 1818, Dr. Labatut returned to
New Orleans in 1852.
He was possessed of large inherited
wealth, and in the practice of his profes
sion made no difference between the
treatment given invalids unable to pay
and those who could satisfy any profes
sional demand for fees. He retained his
mental faculties to the last, but for a
twelvemonth previous to his decease
spent his time in well earned retirement.
Jewish PerecntJon In Itusila.
The Jewish Chronicle relates this in
cident of the jerscution of Jews at
Odessa: "A Mx. Axelrod, accompanied
by his wife and baby in arms, intended'
to go by train to the Khadshibey Salt
lakes, a distanco of about eight miles.
There is always a rush for Beats on this
line in consequence of the inadequacy of
cars. However, 2Ir. Axslrod managed
to get a teat, but his wife wad left
standing. Upon his rising to let his
wife sit down a certain general quickly
occupied the vacant Beat. Mr. A.vlrod
appealed to thi3 general (who, as event
ually transpired, is a great friend of the
governor) to allow the lady to at down,
as, with a child to hold, it was Tcry diS
cult to etand for over an hour. The ru
ply he got was 'Parfchivie ScidcV (L e..
cursed Jews). .Retaliation was out cf
the question, particularly with a gen
eral whose influence and authority are
like a king's in nrlniatare. Two young
JewisE students, however, protested
against such conduct and they vrere Im
mediately arresled. It is ehuosi xsiposr
efble for a Jew to walk &e streets with
out beinc mrulted-"
-WeU," sad Chappie taspifiirat Jy, t tie
bay oppose aim, n but axe y Gaziae;
-Oh, M. r," rsptiwi 'Ac hof, abashed;
"JtMmSc yen a? erroraSaxry loftklns
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THE JTICHITA EAGLE.
Wichita. Ka runts.
B. P. MURDOCK. Basin ess M"acuajcer.
Z3f Orders by niiiH promptly attnidfd to.
Some Xotod .Tew.
"There is a Jew!" said the Eev. Dr.
Blank, as he sat in his study with a Jew
hater, and pointed to a plaster cast of
Michael Angelo's magnificent head of
Moses. "And there is another Jowl'' he
added, as ho pointed to a painting of tho
Veronica Christ. "And there are yet
other Jews!" he continued, as he glanced
around his walls at tho pictures of the
prophets, apostles and ses, from David
and Jeremiah to Paul and Peter. "Yea,
ray Christian brother, thso are Jews,
arid are they not raon who have voiced
the highest thought of tbo world for
ages, whose teaching is the guide of our
life today and who will hd mankind to
the end of time?"' The ."ew hater had
not taken full account of those things
before hearing his pastor's impassioned
words, which, however, set him a-think-ing.
Now York rfun.
The state of Montana is nearly as large
a Nev England, New York and PounHjl
vania combined. For a sIUrKi yvir it. con
stituted a part of Hie territory of Idaho it
fanciful nno supposed to m'in "light, on
the mountains." Tho snggpkin of thu
very pretty gixmding name is attributed to
Joaquin Miller, the poet of the Sierrau.
who d,es ik t u, i'ii th" h'oir.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
Wichita National Bank.
PAl IV UP CAPITAL.
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Jeiin Dartdtou, J. C. .Rutin.
Do a General Ranking, Collecting
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Eastern and Focirn Exchange
bought and bold. Uniteri States bonds
of all denominations bought and sold.
County, Township and Municipal
Wnnt a cook
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Want to nll a rutin
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Watt to rmr or weU sl .
Want a cood bor,l' ttrje.
W&ut to eU pUoucrrrala,
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Want t sell hoaofco1d inroltare
Wact to jtjaUc any tarm loam.
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