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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16,1889.
NO SEPARATE SCHOOLS.
A decision was renderedlast Saturday
in the District Court at Leavenworth,
Kan., which settles the question about
tho Admission of Colored children in the
public schools of that city, and which
will go far towards settling the question
in whole state of Kansas. John James,
a Colored citizen of Tonganoxie. sent his
two children to the public school at that
place, taught by a lady teacher, who re
fused to leeeive them as pupils and sent
them home. An appeal was taken to
the board of education of the district
and they sustained the action of the
teacher, but offered to provide a sepa
rate school for Colored children, which
ofler was refused, and a suit in Court
for a peremtory writ of mandamus com
pelling the Boaid of Education to ad
mit tbe Colond children was begun
that was granted by Judge Crozier, Sat
urday who rendered the following de
"The Board of Education claims to
have power to establish separate schools
for white and Colored, under a section
of the State law which says: 'The dis
trict schools established under the pro
visions of this act shall at all times be
equally free and acceptable to all theweek,
children resident therein over 5 and un
der 21 years old, subject to such regula
tions as the district board may pre
scribe.' The last clause of the section is
so comprehensive.in its terms that, were
it an open question, it would be difficult
to say wnat the board might do, pro
vided they acted in good faith, for the
best interest of the school but, whatever
else they may do, it has been decided
by the Supreme Court of the State that
they may not maintain separate school
for white and Colored children unless
dearly authorized to do so by tLe Legis
The Judge says in hisopinion: "If
the board has power to establish sepa
rate schools for children of African de
scent, ihen the board has the power to
establish separate schools for persons of
Irish or German descent, and if it has
the power because of color to establish
separate schools for black children, then
it has the power to establish separate
schools for red-headed and blonde chil
dren. I do not think the board has any
such power. The decision of the Su
preme Court in the case of the Board of
Education of the City of Ottawa, a city
of the second class, whereby the board
was compelled to admit Colored chil
dren to all public schools, is sustained
by all authorities cited, and, in my judg
ment, might have been further fortified
by a reference to section 343 of the
crimes act, which says: *If any of the
regents or trustees of any State univer
sity, college, or other school of public in
struction, or the State Superintendent,
shall make any distinction on account of
race, color or previous condition oi
servitude, the person so offending shall
be deemed guilty of misdemeanor.'
Boards of Education in cities of the first
class are especially authorized by statute
to maintain separate schools for the two
races, but it is not tbe case in schools
outside of cities of the first class. Upon
the question whether the legislation
necessary to a separation of the races in
our schools wouldj be contrary to the
Fourteenth Amendment to the Consti
tution of the United States, I follow in
the wake of the Supreme Court, and ex
press no opinion. Being bound by the
decision of my Supreme Court, whatever
might be my individual opinion, I must
adjudge that the peremptory writ of
mandamus shall go, and it is so or
This is a just decision. It is fair to all
parties concerned: For the Colored
people it prevents the growth of that
hellish caste prejudice, which separate
public institutions engender. For the
whites it saves the extra and unneces
sary expense incurred by the maintain
ance of a dual system.
PROTECTION INSURES NATIONAL WEALTH.
There is a lesson for free trade oracles
whether they see proper to heed it or
not, in the marked influx of money for
business investment from Great Britain
to the United Statesfrom the nation
most aggressive in its advocacy of free,
foreign trade to the nation most unmis
takably committed to the policy of pro
tecting ita labor and capital. While
many of the rumorsof purchases by
agents of foreign capitalists are ill-found
ed, others are known to be based upon
actual transactions in furtherance of
which purchasers have entered inio pos
session of the properties. No doubt
most of these capitalists would prefer to
have been allowed.to used their money
at home, and from British establish
ments manned by British operatives,
supplied thsir products to our people.
For this privilege, their statesmen, their
writers, and their many active allies in
this country, have long labored and are
still industriously working. But as the
probabilities of success in that direction
were further than ever remoyed by last
year's verdict of our people, which
dwarfed the airogant majority voting foi
the Mills Bill, into an opposing faction,
shrewd foreigners realized that our fast
accumulating wealth was to be kept at
home, and that the only way in which
they could become sharers in our phe
nomenal prosperity was by investing
their money here and submitting theii
property to taxation equally with that oi
Capital is coming to tLe United States
just as emigration has long been coming
in volume without parallel in the world's
history, because foreign capitalists have
come to realize the permanency as well
as the wisdom of our national policy that
keeps at home for the enrichment of the
country most of the wealth which free
trade would scattei to the people of oth
er nations. And thus is piotection vin
dicated by those who have long been its
While the Protestants are in doubt
and wavering as to the status of the Col
ordmanin the Church, the Catholics
are opening their doors and inviting him
to come in, with the assurance that he
will be well treated. Recently the Epis
copalians discussed the question of ad
mitting Colored delegates to their con
ventions, and there were many who
were opposed to the admission of Col
ored clergymen under any circumstanc
es but, at the Catholic Congress this
the black priest, Father Tolton,
of Chicago, was given a seat among the
high dignitaries of the Church. In va
rious ways the Catholics are making ef
forts to win the Colored people to their
faith and they will succeed too, in the
course of time, if the Protestants do not
become more Christain-like in their
treatment of their "brother in black."
Missouri is certainly keeping abreast
with Bourbonism. Among the many
laws that went into effect Nov 1st, was
one making it unlawful for Colored chil
dren to attend white schools. Already
there existed a provision for the main
tainance of separate schools for children
of African descent, but this was not
enough. Now every Colored child
found in schools for white children,
must be brought into court to answer
for the awful crime of attending a white
school. What a shame and disgrace.
The Colored people of Missouri should
protest against such class legislation.
The law is clearly unconstitutional and
should be so declared by our highest
court. They should learn a lesson from
Ex-Senator Kellogg of Louisiana lays
much of the blame for the recent de
feat of Republicans to President Harri
son's policy toward the Colored people,
which has made them indifferent in re
gard to Republican success. Kellogg
says the Colored voters hold the balance
of power in five Northern States and
twenty Northern Congressional Dis
tricts. He also says no Southern State
will be carried by the Republicans dur
tbis administration, because the Colored
voters fear that it will not protect them
in their rights. There is evidently a
great change coming over the Colored
man in regard to the G. O. P.
The new artist on the Indianapolis
Freeman Moses L. Tucker, is a big im
prove ment on his predecessor, and the
appearance of the cartoons cuts and por
traits does not lead one to presume that
they were hewn out with abroad axe.
We wish our enterprising contemporary
every success, and as one of the Mays to
secure sucess, is to be worthy of it. we
hope the Freeman will get it that way.
The last issue was very creditable in ev
ery way and we hope the good work
President Harrison is said to be in a
peck of trouble about the Color question.
He pretends to be at ease, but he isn't,
and should not be. He has not acted
fairly toward the Colored people who
elected him to oflice. The salaries of all
Colored appointees do not aggregate
140,000. President Cleveland, a demo
crat, gave them more, although he was
under no obligations whatever. Harri
son has not done the square thing, and
his conscience is troubling him.
The importance of pure, wholesome
literature for the young cannot be esti
mated. Thoee whose characters are just
forming should read that which will in
fluence them for good. The Youth's
Companion, published in Boston, Mass.,
is undoubtedly the best paper for the
young published in the world. Its pur
pose is to build up character and in
crease intelligence. The fact that it has
a circulation of 430,000, proves that it is
the best of its class.
There is a general rejoicing througout
the length and breadth of this land by
the Colored people, on account of the
victory in London of Peter Jackson over
Jem Smith the champion of England.
The haughty braggart John L. Sullivan
will now be forced to stand before the
brawney black Australian or surrender
his hard earned laurels and the cham
pionship of America.
The republican party Kentucky
lost two of its best men, by the fatal en
counter of Cassius GoodloeandA.
Swope a few daj since. Both were of
high standing in the councils of the par
ty, iind both were warm friends of the
Colored people, especially was this so in
the case of Mr. Goodloe and his death
will be generally mourned by them.
My theory is, if a woman wants to
vote, let her vote: and if a man Wants to
to embroider and keep house, he ought
to be allowed to do so. There are mas
culine women and effiminate men. My
theoiy is that you have no right to in
terfere with any one's doing any thing
that is righteous. Albany and Washing
ton might as well decree by legislation
how high the brown-thrush should fly,
or how deep the trout should plunge, as
to try to seek out the height or the
depth of woman's duty. Tne question
of capacity will settle finally the whole
question the whole subject. When a
woman is prepared to preach, she will
preach, and, neither Conference nor
Presbytery can hinder her. When
a woman is prepared to move in
highest commercial spheres, she
will have great influence on the
Exchange, and no Boards of Trade
can hinder her. I want women to un
derstand that heart and brain can over
fly any barrier that politicians may bet
uy, and that nothing c^n keep her back,
or keep her down, bat the question of
capacity. Woman always has voted and
always will vote. Our great-grandfathers
thought they were by their votes putting
Washington into the presidential chair.
No, his mother, by the principles she
taught him, and by.the habits she incul
cated, made him president. It was a
christian mother's hand dropping the
ballot when Lord Bacon wrote, and
Newton philosophized, and Alfred the
Great, governed, and Jonathan Edwards
thundered of Judgement to come.
How many men there have been of high
political station, who would have been
insufficient to stand the test to which
their moral principles were put, had it
not been for a wife's prayer that en
couraged them to do right, and a wife's
voice that sounded louder than the
clamor of partisanship! Why, my friends,
the right of suflrage, as you men exer
cise it, seems a feeble thing. You, a
christian man go to the ballot box,
and drop in your vote. Right after you
goes a libertine or a sot, the offscour
ing of the street, and he drops his vote
and his vote counteracts yours. But if
in the quiet of home life, a daughterf by
her christian demeanor, a wife, bv her
industry, a mother, by her faithfulness,
casts a vote in the right direction, then,
nothing can resist it, and the influences
of that vote will throb through the eter
nities. My chief anxiety then is, not
that women have other rights accorded
her, but that she, by the grace of God,
rise up to the appreciation of the glori
ous rights she already possesses.
H. B. W.
More Ways Than One.
The saying which states that "there
are more ways than one of skinning a
cat" is a trifle ambiguous. Does it re
fer to the acrobatic feat performed on a
horizontal bar by the small boy or tbe
athlete, or does it have reference to the
methods of depriving a defunct tabby of
her cuticule? To the easy-going person
it would seem that one way of perform
ing that operation were sufficient, as but
few people care for that sort of pastime.
In this connection it may be stated that
there is more than one way of reaching
an objective point, bat the best way to
go to and from St. Paul, Minneapolis,
Stillwater, Duluth, and West Superior is
to take the Saint Paul & DuluthDuluth
short Line. A. B. Plough, General Pas
senger Agent, St. Paul, Minn..
St. Thomas' Anniversary.
St. Thomas P. E. Church celebrated
her Tenth Anniversary last Sunday.
The church looked beautiful, dressed
with the fruits of the season, and deco
rated with many beautiful flowers and
designs, The regular Episcopal service
was read, and after a few appropriate
and touching remarks by the pastor, the
Holy Euchrist was celebrated. In the
evening after a short evening service,
the children and teachers of the Sun
day school rendered the following pro
gramm: Remarks by asisstant superin
tendent James Plummer vocal solo, by
Miss Meredith paper, "History of St.
Thomas Church," by Mrs. Peterson
vocai sojo^by Miss Zoe Ball
paper, "The Relation of the Sunday
School to the Church," by Mrs. W.
Dempcy quartette, by Miss Zoe Ball and
Messrs. Waring, Thompson and De
laney essay, "Chaiity" by Miss Mamie
Gordon remarks' by Rev. Mr. Thomp
The present address of Susan Tyler,
aunt of Jesse Armstrong, formerly of St.
Louis, who died in St. Paul about tour
years ago or, the address of Mrs. Burns,
grandmother of the deceased, or, the
address of any relative of the deceased.
Important information concerning a
valuable estate awaits the legal heirs of
the deceased. Address, THB APPEAL, St.
Can You Dance?
If not, attend the dancing school of
the Ideal Socials at Central Hall, Twenty
second street and Wabash avenue, every
Tuesday evening, those who wish in
struction should come early, as the les
sons are given first. Later in the even
ing come the regular dances, and all can
have a jolly time. The regular monthly
soiree takes place, Tuesday evening,
November 26. Look out for future an
nouncements of the Christmas party.
Christmas and New Year.
Don't fail to send twenty cents to
BOYS ANI GIKLS, Springfield, Ohio, foi
tne Grand Christmas and New Years
numbers f that beautiful, illustrated
home magazine. Each number contains
tales of adventure, scientific and histor
ical articles, puzzles, fun, games and
other interesting matter. A year's sub
scription would make a splendid Christ
mas present for a young friend. Regu
larjprice, one dollar. New subscribers'
until December 20th, only FIFTY CENT*,
This will include Christmas and Nevi
Years numbers. Do not delay send im
The Tenth Anniversary of Mount
Hope Temple No. 1, S M. f. will be
celebrated at Central Hall, corner of
Wabash avenue and Twenty-second
street, Monday evening, November 25.
Sir John G. Jones, N. G. D. M., will de
liver the welcome address. There will
be a reading by Miss Octavia Lucas and
a piano solo by Miss Julia Davenport,
after which will come the secretary's
leportand the installation of officers.
At 10:30 the grand march will occur,
with temple in full dress and calcium
light effects. 'Committee of arrange
ments, Mrs. B. S. Harris, Chairman,
Mrs. B. Peyton, treasurer, Mrs. J. C.
Williams, secretary, Mrs. Robert Craw
ford, Mrs. Frances Coleman, Mrs.
Thomas Flynn, Mrs. Hettie Reed, Mrs.
Wesley Anderson, Mrs. Edward Smith,
Mrs. Rosie Robinson, Mrs. Ida Bowzer,
Mrs. James Noell, Mrs. George Trabue,
Mrs. George Preston, Mrs. Nathan
Brown, Airs. Alice Green. Good music
in attendance. Admission, 25 cents.
Supper, 25 cents.
The tenth annual banquet of the Prince
Hall Consistory of Sublime Princes of
the Royal Secrets of the 32d degree,
Ancient and Ac epted Scottish Rite Ma
sons, of the Valley of Illinois, will take
place Monday evening, November 18, at
Central Hall, cor. Wabash avenue and
Sublime Princes of the Royal Secrets,
32d degree, escorted by Godfrey Com
mandery No 5, K. I., Grand Entree.
Music by Prof. Noisur's Orchestra
Mrs. Hattie Reed Solo
Rev. C. W. Newton, 32o Oration
Arbor Quartette Singing
Mr. Frank B. Waring Reading
Mr. Robert Crawford Solo
111. George A. Hill, 32o Address
Arbor Quartette Singing
Presentation of a beautiful Consistory
Jewel to tbe Illustrious John \V. Dun
more, 33o. by Mrs. Ida May Dempcy.
Exercises commence at 9 p. M. Ad
mission, 50cents. Music by Prof. Noisur's
111. John G.Jones, 33, 111. T.J. Price, 32,
Where to Get THE APPEAL.
For the benefit of persons who are not
regular subscribers, THE APPEAL is on
sale in Chicago at the following places
Chas. Landre, 111 Harrison street.
R. S. Bryan, 446 State rtreet.
F. A. Chinn, 338 Thirtieth street.
W. H. Monroe, 490 Stato street.
W. Nelson, 179 Walnut street.
G. W. Henderson, 2734 Stat* street.
I. B. Walters, 2822 State street.
Thomas Back, 75$ Harrison street.
C. Tracy, 110 Harrison atreet.
G. W. Richardson, 6036 Halsted street.
J. C. Cranshaw, 45B 36th street.
Edward Quinn, 281 29th Street.
Harry Curtis, 2611 State street.
II. W. Nelson, 214 W. Randolph.
Barney Moore, 2646State street.
Jacob Dozier, 2941 State street.
Al Hackley, 2642 State street.
Thos. J. Birchler, 2724 State street.
Mrs. E. Williams 1615 State street.
S. McTJain 179 18th street.
Edward Winn 25" State street.
E. P. Cooke 2734 btate street.
Mrs T. Swan, 314 29th wreei.
W. H. Britton 2828 State street.
L. Magee, Oakley & Austin.
Mrs. W. Morrison, 203 2lst,
Chicago Office, 325 Dearborn sheet.
Odd Fellows Annh crsary.
The twenty second anniveisary of
Hutchinson Lodge No. 1362 was cele
brated at Central Hall, Monday evening.
A fine Literary and musical piogramme
was rendered. Then came the grand
march. Dancing was continued until
late hour. The report of the secretary
showed the lodge to be in a very pros
perous condition, having $1,962 in cash
The Council Restaurant, E. P. Cook,
proprietor, has removed from 2734 State
to 213 Twenty-ssxth street, near Dear
S T. PAUIi.
Mr, Geo. Hall left $187.50 in the cash
drawer at his barber shop in Drake
Block Wednesday night when he went
to the shop Thursday morning, he found
that thieves had gained an entrance and
Mr. J. B. Turner left heie a few
months ago and went to Portland, Ore.,
where he opened a fine barber shop
and has prospered nicely. He returned
to the city Wednesday to visit bis fam
ily and his friends. He returns Mon
day to Portland and will take his wife
with him to spend the winter.
Tuesday night several young men
met to organize a social musical and
literary club which they did in fine
order., first they had several selections
from M. A. Turnei 'a orcbestia consisting
of Messrs. Wm. Gardner, Thos. R. King,
Thos, W. Bennett, Richard Crosby, L.
F. DeLvons and Prof. A. Turner, a gui
tar solo, fiom A. Richards vocal solos,
from Messis. DeLyons, W. H. Butt,
Wm. Gibson recitations, from Messrs.
R. Show ell and A. Newton after which
they spent a few hours in general con
versation. They have secured a flat of
four rooms on W. 3d street- which will
be known as the Pickwick flats. The
looms were brilliantly lighted with
Chinese lanterns, and a fine lunch was
served by Smith the caterer. Any one
wishing to visit the club rot ins may do
so by sending their names to the club.
Members. L. F. DeLyons, T. W. Ben
nett, Alfred Newton, Rwbert Show ell,
Wm. Gibson, Thos. R. King, A. Turner,
A. Richaids, Wm. Gardner, Wm. H.
Butt, Richard Crosby.
A first class Colored soprano vocalist
lor a concert company. Write at once
and state lowest terms. Address: Prof.
A. M. Damon, Giand orks, N. D.
Knights of Pythias.
Abraham Lodge, No. 1, K. P., meets
at Odd Fellow8 hall on WabaBha street
every Thursday night.
O. P. Ciawford,C.C.
W. Gray,K. ofR. audS.
One of the" most puzzling tricks per
formed by the great Herrmann, who ap
pears at the Newmarket theatre to-mor
row evening, is that in which he lifts a
young lady some feet from the stage and
leaves her in mid air unsupported, as
far as the spectators are able to discern.
In that condition she walks back and
forth in the air, dances, whirls through
hoops and jumps a skipping rope, thus
demonstrating apparently that neither
wires from above nor rods at the sides
are used. The question is how is she
Those of our Colored citizens who are
really desirous for the material advance
ment and.welfare of our race are re
quested to attend the meeting of the
League next Tuesday evening, at St.fighting
James A. M. E. church. A. great deal
of work remains to be done before the
actual labors of the League can begin.
The admirable, harmonious formation
of the League argues well for its future.
If there is such a thing as race pride
burning in the bosoms of the Colored
people of St. Paul they will have an op
portunity to prove it by their assistance
in furthering tbe aims of the League.
Remember any body can join. Let the
house be crowded next Tuesday even
Home For Thanksgiving.
For many yeais distinctively a Yankee
festival, "Thanksgiying Day" has won
its way to the hearts of all the American
people, until now its observance is an
nually recommended to the nation by
the President of the United States, It
is a national holidayand something
more. It is not a Fourth of July, not
Christmas, or New Years, not simply a
feast-day,not merely a "Harvest Home,"
but the charm of a genuine Thanksgiv
ing is in tbe home-gathering of all the
family under the parental roof. From
the plains of Texas.the gulches of Califor
fornia, the prairies of Dakota, and the
mining camps and ranches of Montana,
the cuildrenchildren stillcome flying
home by steam to greet again the gray*
haired father and mother. Are you
going back to the old home this Thanks
giving? If you are anywhere in
not th west, your route home, from Min
neapolis and St. Paul to the east should
be by "Tbe Burlington." For time
tables, maps, and any information, write
to W. J. C. Kenyon, Gen. Pass. Agent,
C. B. & N. R. R., St. Paul, Minn.
BILLY VERSUS BRUIN.
Unique Battle in the West Vir
A. Terrific Contest Between Three Gal
lant Goats and a Bear Finally Re
sults in the Death of all
ARE YOU AWARE THAT AT SMITH & FARWELL'S
of West Virginia
are a generous,
kind and accom-
modating, a trait
less, from their
ancestry of the
They are also
fond, as a rule, of
their daily liba-
tion of straight
ky, or its equiva-
lent, but this lux
v^w ^j.1 ur they will
readily forego for
the sake of any thing which partakes
of sport, especially if it be of an
exciting nature. But it must not bewhich
of a mild or placid character. This,
briefly, is the character of the people
who inhabit the valleys, glenb and sides of
Old North Mountain Within a few wiles
of this little post-offlce there are probably
one hundred or more residents who are as
fond of sport which partake* of a physical
nature as can be found anywhere in the
large cities. Fights between dogs and
wildcats are common, and the whole neigh
borhood is always on hand to back their
judgment with money or stock but it fell
to the lot of Bill Withers, an old hunter,
and Sam Smiley, a near neighbor, to vary
the monotony with something entirely new.
Withers last winter captured a full-grown
black bear in a trap.
He penned the animal in a strong log
structure and kept it in good condition, but
it was so fierce that ne never could do any
thing with it, and he was about to kill it,
when one day, a short time since, Smiley
came along. Smiley was the proud owner
of a trio of the worst, crossest and meanest
billy goats that ever chewed a tomato can
or broke up a country school. He had tried
to give them away, but nobody woaid have
them, although half the people in this dis
tricthad threatened to shoot them This
was the condition of things when Smiley
rode up to Withers' house, where, as a mat
ter of course, it being a general idle time,
the conversation turned upon the subject oi
something in the way of sport. Kuddenlj.
a thought struck Smiley.
"Say, BUI," said he, I'll tell you what I'D
do. I will bet you my saddle-horse against
your roan mare that I have three billy goats
which can lick that bar of your n."
'Greatthunder!" said old Bill, "I'll take
that bet. I know yer diuned goats kant
keep the flies off'n that bar, but it'll be fun
for the boys. W hen'll the fight kum off!"
"Less, see," said Smiley, mtrospectively.
"It'll take, maybe, a week to ketch them
durned goats and build a pen and get the
news to the nabor9this is Tuesday, say
next Thursday week. How '11 that suit*"'
It was agreed that Thursday of the fol
lowing week should be the time, and the
place was fixed on a spot on Withers' farm,
as it was supposed there would be more
trouble in getting the bear than the goats to
During the week Smiley and Withers had
notified the neighbors, who set to with a
will. The goats were trapped, the only way
to get them, and abig rail pen, about seventy
feet in diameter and ten feet high, was built.
When the morning of the day set began
the whole country was there, to the number
of over one hundred, among whom were a
dozen women and twice a3many half-grown
boys The goats, tremendous fellows, with
terrible horns and worse tempers, were
brought to the ground tied by the ieet and
hauled in a wagon. They were lifted out
and placed a small pen adjoining the
arena, when their lashings were
cut loose id their captors took to the fence
out of harm's reach. The animals were to
be left in their pen until after dinner, by
which time it was believed that their circu
lation would be fully restored and their
stiffened limbs again return to their nat
ural elasticity. The bear was left in the pen,
and as he had had nothing to eat since the
morningbefore he was in a ferocious humor.
Old Withers and the crowd collected in
the yard in front of the house and lay in the
shade, talking and joking and eating their
lunch, which they washed down with an oc
casional touch of the contents of suspicious
looking jugs. About one o'clock prepara
tions were made for the fight. A long pole
about twenty feet length, with ashp
noose of chain in the center, was bi ought
out. The noose was let down between the
cracks in the bear's pen, where, after con
siderable trouble, it was at last caught
aJ)out his neck. The roof of the pen and
one end were then torn out. and four strong
men at each end of the pole dragged and
puUed the bear to the center of the pit
where he was firmly fastened to a chain
about thirty feet long, which in turn was
fastened to a stake in the center of the
arena, after which the noose was slackened
and pulled over his head. Every thing now
being ready, the bars of the separating pen3
were pulled out. The bear, as was expects1,
was in a terrible rage, and tore about the
pen, trying in vain to break his chain and
get at the mountaineers. The goats were
also in an exasperated state of mind, and in
fit condition to fight at the drop of a hat.thing
As soon as the bars were let down the
goats trotted through into the pen, but
upon seeing the bear they hesitated,
whistled and stamped their feet, whjle the
hair on their backs rose stiff and straight.
Meanwiule the bear had got sight of bis en
emies, and as he was hungry he made
straight for them the full length of his
This open challenge for a fight was not to
be ignored. One old fellow, the patriarch,
no doubt, lowered his head and made a
bound, and before the bear knew what was
coming be got a blow in the stomach which
knocked him flat on bis back. The other
two were not to be behind, and they let aim
Theyi.avej Caipets, Shadest draperieshsaceclo*
I unature,fetovesand Ranges. SMITH & FARWELL, 339 41E7
have it, one on the rump and the other no
the side The hard raps he had received
stirred the bears temper to its depths, and
he rose to his feet just as one of the goats a
second time made a run at him. Just as
the billy got within reach brum letflyhis
paw and knocked the goac at least twenty
feet away, but he was not quick enough to
avoid the second goat, which gave him a
jam between the ribs, making him grunt
and snarl The third one let him have it in
the side, but didn't get away in time, as he
received a wipe from the big black paw
which sent him head over hcets By this
time No. 1 had gained his feet, and with a
blink and wink at it he went, sti iking the
bear squarely butween the forelegs, when
over went both bear and goat, the latter
getting a wipe from the sharp claws which
laid open his side for six inches Before
the bear could again get to his feet he re
ceived two more fearful blowsone be
tween the eyes and the other onfoeshoul
der, knocking him flatter than ever, and
making him howl with pain.
It began to look as if the goats were to
have a walkover, almost, when bruin
changed his tactics. He backed away the
length of his chain, which brought him
close to the fence and prevented the goats
from taking him in the rear. When he had
got to the end of his chain the bear laid
down on his back aud brought his four feet
close together, making a huge black bunch
the goats aU charged at once. The
three goats arrived at their destination
about the same time, but they were met in
a different manner this time. The claws of
the bear flew outward, striking two of his
enemies, ripping one of them wide open,
while the other received a fearful clawing
along the neck The disemboweled poat
struggled to his feet and made one last
effort for revenge He jumped squarely
upon the bear, and struck him in the
face, but it was his last. Another rip
from the bear's claws and he was a dead
billy goat. By this time the bear had been
so thoroughly drubbed and jammed that he
was in a sorry condition, but his enemies
were no better off The living goats were
both badly cut up, but their tempers were
still i eppery, and they determined to fight
it out if it took all summer. They now
changed tactics, one taking one side of the
bear and the other the opposite, and for
few minutes it was hard to tell which was
the bear and which the goats, as the kalei
doscopic twirl of horns, hair and wool was
intermingled in one nvseelLuieoas bunch.
When business adiourned for a recess
only one goat toed the scratchthe other
one was lying across the body of the bear,
dead as the reputation of a politician,
wlnle the bear himself seemed to have lost
all interest in the affair, and only wanted
to be left alone to commune with nature.
Both animals were nearly gone, but a few
minutes' rpstbroughtthem around,sufficien
to finish the game, and as both were deter
miued, it was soon brought to a conclusion.
With a labt effort the bear struggled to his
feet and rose half upon his haunches after
turowing aside the boily erf his second en
emy, and waited He didn't have to wait
'ong, the lemainmg billy having deter
mined to do or die. The goat pawPd the
srround, gave a faint whistle and sprang at
Ins antagonist, striking him in the stomach
andknockinghnno\er on his back, where
he lay It was appai ent that the bear was
done for. and the partisans of the goat side
gave a cheer, and two of them climbed the
ience to sponge aown their remaining
champion, but when they pulled them apart
they lound that both were dead, the bear
having had the life knocked out of him in
the last charge, while the goat had his neck
broken bv the bear's paw just as they
came together. The result of 1 hefightwas
three defunct goats and one beir. All bets
were declared off, but as every body had
hugely enjoyed the novel affair no dissatis
iaction was expressed Cincinnati En
WILL TRY THE ELIXIR.
Antl Then Absalom Will Inaugurate
Few Domestic Reforms.
E was driving an old
gray mare to a buck
boaid, and in a voice
cracked he offered to
give me a lift into
we had jogged along
for a quarter of a
miie he suddenly in
"What's this 'ere
thing in the papers
about the elixir*"
"I know nothing
except what I have
"They say it sots
an old man back thirty years witn one
"Yes, they teU wonderful stories."
"I ain't much given to sich yarns,'' he
continued, as his bowback humped over a
little more, and his chin took on aquivei,
"but I'm gom' to see what there is in it
"Are you going to try it?"
"Sartm. Hutched up sorter quietly thw
morning and told the old woman I was goin*
to town after an apple parer. I shall drive
right to the doctor's and git a dose of the
"Well, it may rejuvenate you."
"I'm kinder expectin' it will. Got to
thinkm'of it last night, and couldn't go to
sleep. I'm seventy-two years old, and iC
this thing should put me back to forty it
would take a joke of oxen to hold me I' ve
got it all planned out."
"What?" "What I'd do whea I got home. My son
Bill has sorter bin runnin' things to suit
hissclf fur the last three or four years.
Thinks I've got too old even to know how to
3ell a sheepskin to a tin peddler. If that
elixir works on me I'll astonish BillJoslyn
afore the sun goes down. 111 tumble him
into the burdocKs in away to open his oyes
Whoop! I'm feclin' a heap better already!"
"That's good," was all I could think of to
say VOL reply.
"Andsay!" he continued, as heastomshed
the old mare with a sharp cut, "fur tho last
ten years the old woman has bra callra' me
grandpa, and tryin' to make out that I orter
sot in the corner and let her handle the
reins. She's my second, you know, and
only fifty, and she feels mighty pert
Lands, but you orter be there when I walk
in on her this evenin' and step down off the
platform! Woof 1 but I feci like a steer in
a corn field'"
"Weh, I hope you won't be disappointed
"Thank ye. I don't believe I shall be. 1
feplit in my bones that I'm gom' to be took
light back to 1855. Say! There's another
I'm gom' to do if that elixir elixes on
"I've got a son-in-law named Pete Shoe
craft Pete beat me out of four hogs last
yean Along about sundown to-nteht I'll
walk in on Pete as he is milkin' the cows
and if I don't belt the stuffln' ortrfhS
t&en my name ain't Absalom jilvS
Whoop I Dummy hickory shirt if I'm a
and I'll bet I km lift half aton.''~N. Y.