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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 1894.
VOL. LIX. NO. 15.
COMING TO SILVER.
ENGLISHMEN HOLD A BI
ADMIT THEIR MISTAKE.
They Realize That the World is
Facing: a Great Danger,
Which Threatens Trade.
Balfour on Double
LONDON, May 2.-The inter
national bimetallist conference
was formally opened in the man
sion house to-day. The opening
address was delivered be ex-Lord
Mayor Sir David Evau6, A large
number of delegates were present,
including some of the best know
of the British and foreign
financiers. Among them were Sir
William Houldsworth, member of
parliament; W.L. Lidderdale, ex
governor of the Ban tc of England ;
Sir David Barbour, ex-s?cretary to
the India couucil : Henry Chaplin,
member of parliament; Brooks
Adams,of Boston, Mass.; M. Van
denberg, president of the Bank of
Netherlands, Amsterdam; G. M.
Hoissevain, of Amsterdam ; Al
phouz Allard, of Bruspels, George
DeLavelleye, of Brussels; Henri
Cerdu8chi, of Paris, president of
the French Bimetallic Lesgue;
David Murray, president of the
Chamber of Commerce or Adelaide.
South Australia, and president of
the South Anstralian BimHie
League; Hugh M. Matheeon, al
derman, and Sheriff Dimsdale, a
London banker ; Thomas Salt, late
president of the bankers' institute :
Sir Malcom Fraser, agent general
in London for Western Australia,
and A. J. Balfour, ex-chief secre
Letters were read from Arch
bishop Walsh, of Dublin, the
piiiF??Bjits^iJ^- Bank- of;JFr:mcev
and others, regretting their inabil
ity to be present. A paper was
read by Professor Shield-NicH?raon
on the fall in the general level of
prices in relation to the apprecia
tion of gold and the divergence in
the relative value of gold and silver
and a general discussion of the
subject followed. The conference
was presided over by Lord Mayor
Cablegrams were road from
United States Senators Sherman,
Voorhees. Aldrich. Murphy,
Brice, Platt, Davis, Carey, and
Cullom wishing success to the con
ference in the cause of bimetallism
A. J. Balfour, m the course of
the discussion, said he did not
believe the government regulation
of coinage, if it were done in the
direction of making it more stable
and a fairer measure of value, could
be justifiably opposed. The nations
of the world were now, he said,
standing face to face with a great
danger which could only be aver
ted by the rehabilitation of silver
to its proper commercial function.
lu order to do this international
action was absolutely necessar}'.
Balfour said that there were three
questions with which- bimetallism
had to cope. They were tnese :
Was a double standard possible?
Was it just? Was it expedient?
Scientists and economists answer
these questions with an overwhelm
ing "Yes." He would not say
whether the closing of the Indian
mints was a wise step, but he did
not doubt that it was the most
striking attempt that a civilized
government had ever made to solve
a monetary difficulty that was
directly due to monometallism.
Mr. Balfour said he saw, signs
of a change in English opinion.
The leading commercial men had
abandoned their form of hostility
to bimetallism and come to the
conclusion that the only way to
meet the grave danger was to res
tore silver to its former place as
a circulating medium.
Mr. Balfour also said it was a
mere dream to suppose that each
state was able to regulate its own
currency independently. It was
absurd to talk of taking an
isolated view of British curreucy
when then action of the United
States, which had not been taken
in concert with or from any
friendly feeliny toward Great
Britain, had forced upon England
and India the adoption of the
astounding system wheh now pre
vailed in India. England's pre
sent isolation was selfish and
stupid, He spoke personally a
for no parly, hp said.
Leonard H. Courtney, mem
of parliament, read a paper
"The Practicability of Maintain
a Ratio Between Gold and Sil
Under an International Bimetal
Agreement," and a disscussion
the paper followed. Letters
support of bimetallism were
ceived from General Francis
Walker, Archbishop Welsh a
Professor E. B. Andrews,
A letter was read from Mr. H.
Cannon, president of the Chi
National bank, oi New York,
which the writer said that the i
lution of the problem of bimet
lai6m rests with Great Britain.
Dr. Arndt, the eminent Germ
financier, expressed views simi)
to those contained in Mr. Cannoi
The bimetallist8 had a banqu
this evening. Henry Chapti
former president of the board
agriculture, was the chief speakf
He reiter ted his familiar opinio
on the siiver question.
The Serpent's Powers.
The FoJtnightly Review.
The power of continuing mol io:
less, with the lifted head proje
ting forward, foran indefinite tin
is one of the most wonderful i
the serpent's muscular feats, at
is of tho highest importance to tl
animal both when fascinating i
victim and when mimicking 6on
inanimate object, as, for inst.anc
the stem and bud of an aquat
plant; here it is only referred toe
account of the effect, it produc<
on the human mind, as enhancin
the serpent's strangeness. In th
attitude, with the round, unwinl
ing eyes fixed on the beholder
face, the effect may be very curiov,
Ernest Glanville, a Sout
African writer, thus describes hi
own experience. When a boy h
frequently went out in the bush
in quest of game, and on one c
these solitary excursions he sa
.do#a. raxontin.tbo shade,ofs^'jU
low on the bank of a sfc?Moi
stream ; sitting there, with chee"
resting on his hand, he fell into
boyish reverie. After some tim
he became aware in a vague wa;
that on the white sandy bottom o
the stream there was stretched i
1 mg black line which had no
been there at first. He continuel
for some time regarding it wi thou
recognizing what it was ; but all a
once, with an inward shock be
came fully conscious that he wa
looking at a large snake.
"Presently, without apparen
motion, so softly and silently wai
it done, the snake reared its hea(
above the surface and held it then
erect and still with gleaming eyei
fixed, on me in question of what ]
was. It flashed upon me then tha'
it would be a good opporlun^ty t(
test the power of the humun e) e
on a snake, and I set myself the
task of looking it down. It was s
foolish effort. The bronze beac
and sinewy neck, about which the
water flowed without a ripple,
wem as if carved in stont , and the
cruel unwinking eyes, with the
light coming and going in them
appeared to glow the brighter the
longer I looked. Gradually thera
came over me a sensation of
sickening fear, which, if I had
yielded to it, would have left me
powerless to move ; but with a cry
I leapt up, and seizing a fallen
willow branch, attacked the reptile
with a species of fury. * * *
Probably the idea of the Icanti
originated in a similar experience
of some native."
The Icanti, it must be explained
is a powerful and malignant being
that takes the form of a great ser
pent and lies at night in some deep
dark pool ; and should a man in
cautiously approach and look down
into the water he would be held
there by the power of the great
gleaming eyes, and finally drawn
down against his will, powerless
and speechless, to disappear fore
ever in the black depths.
The Bumps on Your Face
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Balm, the great blood purifier and
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purify your blood. Try it. Price
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Don't forget that Ramsey &
I Bland deal in hard ware and farm
mplements. They defy competi-i
tion. Their store is calculated to
please all tastes.
What and How the Eastern
F. G. Carpenter, in Gospel in all Lands.
In China I visited the rat restau
rants, and watched the cooking of
dogB and cats in the soup. I priced
dried rats at many a butcher-shop,
and waB offered plump, juicy
pussies for less than the cost of
their raising. I was told that tha
flesh of dogs would make brave the
men who ate it, and I watched not
a few people who smacked their
lips as they conveyed bits of cats
from their bowls to their mouths.
These Chinese dog restaurants are
largely patronized by the poor peo
ple of Canton. They are usually
on- the ground floor, and they con
sist of a kitchen at the front and a
dining room in the rear. From
nails on the walls and in the ceil
ing hang the dressed bodies of
doge, which look not unlike the
carcasses of pigs, and which hang
tail downward. Just below these,
upon great beds of coal or in oven
like stoves, are pots, in which dog
and cat stews simmer away. The
meat is cut up into bits as big as
the end of your finger, and is fried
with chestnuts and garlic in oil, or
is stewed into a sort of soup. At
the restaurant which I visited I
was told that I could have a pint
bowl of cat flesh for ten cents, and
as a special dainty I was offered
fried cat's e3res at two cents apiece.
The cats are skinned before cook
ing, but the dogs are prepared for
the pot in the same way that we
make our pork.
The season for rats is in the
winter, and cats are good at any
time of the year. Pigs aro the
scavengers of the city, and they
root their way into every quarter
and turn up thc ground and wal
low in the mire on the very edge of
the emperors palace in Poking.
You see pigs for sale in every
market, and the sucking pig iii the
piece de resistance at every feast.
It is never eaten in the roast, how
ever, but is hashed up into bits
and stewed, and this is the case
I with all kinds of Chinese meats.
Small. bits are a necessity whore. ?
chop-sticks .are used, and the re
sult is that most Chinese dishes
are soups or stews or roasts cut
fine. There is little beef used in
China, and goods cows are practi
The Chinese use oil in the place
of butter, and the Indians U6e a
sort of a substitute for butter in
ghee, which is a sort of clarified
butter. The Indians are milk
drinkers, and the sacred cows sup
ply many a family with a great
part cf their food. The Chinese
are the greatest fowl-raisers in the
world, and they rank high among
the egg-eating nations. They uever
eat an egg unless it be boiled hard
or pickled, and the Chinese pre
served eggs are one of the features
of their gastronomy. It takes forty
days to cure an egg properly. It
is not fit to eat before that age, and
after that the older the better.
Lime, salt, and vinegar, are mixed
together in the pickling, and the
egg, when ready for use, is black
All the principal nations of the
East which have a large number
of Buddhists, are, to a great ex
tent, non-consumers of meat. The
Buddhists believe that their ances
tors are trotting around inside the
feathers and under the fur and
hair of the animal creation, and
they believe it is a sin to take ani
mal life. According to the theory
of transmigration of souls a man
may be chewing up the choicest
bit of his great-grandfather's body
when he masticates a tenderloin
steak, and the tenderest wing of
this year's spring chicken may
have trotted around under the ani
mation of his grandmother's soul.
To people of delicate sensibilities
possessed of that faith which moves
mountains, such gastronomic re
membrances would spoil their
feasts. It is for this reason that
the Burmese and Siamese eat so lit
tle meat, and it is largely due to this
that you find but little meat, con
sume d in the greater part of India.
There is fine game all over China,
and you can get wild ducks for five
or six cents apiece. Ducks are
cheap in Japan, and at Peking I
found the finest of venison, pheas
ants and hares. I think the mar
kets of Peking are as fine as those
of any capital in the world, and
the richest of the celestials live
very well. Some of their dishes
are more costly than terrapin stew,
and bird's nest soup costs five dol
lars a plate. It is made from the
nest of the swallow found in the
caves of some of the islands of the
Pacific ocean, and the exporting to
China of those nests is quite
business. The material of the ne
is made of seaweed, crushed
the bird in its crop and drawn o
in fibers with which the nest
woven and fastened to the side
a cliff. These nests are seldc
larger thau three inches in dian:
ter. It is a big job to clean thej
and thev are cooked with pigeoi
eggs and spices into a soup. Whi
cooked they look like isinglass, ai
it takes an artist to prepare the
for the table. Among the otb
curious things consumed by tl
Chinese are shark fins and salt<
ducks. Duckp are salted and dri<
as we dry beef, and you will fir
salted ducks and geese everywhei
The Chinese are very fond >
pumpkin seed and watermek
seed, and at their big dinners the
often have these beside each pla
for their guests to nibble at b
tween the courses. Col. Denb
our minister to China, described
dinner to me at which there we:
sixty courses, and dinners of 01:
hundred courses are not unknow:
In looking over a Chinese bill <
fare I see many appetizing tid-bit
Here, for instance, is a course (
ducks' livers, one of the fried roo]
of the mouths of pigs, another (
the cooked webbed-ftet of duck
a third of fish fins, and a fourt
of pigeon egg?. The bread of di
feront Asiatic nations is worthy c
mention. In China, India, Japar
and Korea, by no means all th
people live upon rice. In Kort
China much wheat is used, an
Northerh India is one of the great
est wheat growing districts of th
world. The Chinese boil ali thei
broad instead of baking it, or, i
baked al all, it is browned afte
boiling. In North India and Nort]
China millet is largely used. Bot!
Chinese and Japanese are fond o
sweet cake, and in Japan one o
the most popular cakes is almos
exactly like our nponge cake. It i
said to have been brought ove
from Holland by the Dutch Chris
tians when they came to Japai
years ago, and you will now fin<
.it all-over tho couutry^--^Wi-.-^
Some of the best candy I havi
ever eaten I bought of apig-tailec
merchant in tho Chinese city o
Peking. He had nut candy of al
kinds, and he told me he import?e
some of his nuts from Mongoln
for hip shop. The Smyrna fig past<
is noted the world over, and yoi
will find it in ev^ry confectioner"!
store in the country.
A largo part of the 280,000,00(
inhabitants of India eat with thei:
fingers. The Burmese do not knov
the use of chop-sticks, and tin
Siamese have the same table uten
sils as were used by Adam anc
Eve. The 400,000,000 Chinamei
use in the neighborhood of 1,000,
000,000 chop-sticks every morning
noon, and night, and 'he Koreat
carries his chop-sticks with hine
wherever he goes. The chop-sticli
is about as big around as a slate
pencil, and not much longer. The}
are made of wood, ivory, or metal
and the emperor is said to use chop
sticks of gold. It is customary al
a first-class hotel in Japan to give
each guest a fresh pair of unused
chop-sticks at every meal, and the
sticks are so cheap that they cost
DELEON, TEXAS, July 23,1891.
Messrs. Lippman Bros., Savannah,
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bottles of P. P. P. I was afflicted
from the crown of my head to the
soles of my foot. Your P. P. P.
has cured difficulty of breathing
and smothering, palpitation of the
boort, and rcliovod me of all pain ;
ono nostrils was closed for ten
years, now I can breathe through
I have not slept on either side
for two years, in fact,dreaded to see
night come, now I sleep soundly
in any position all night.
I am 50 years old, but expect
soon to be able to take hold of the
plow handles : I fool proud I was
lucky enough to get P. P. P., and
I heartily reconimond ii to my
friends and the public generally.
THE STATE OF TEXAS, )
County of (Jomanche. \
Before the undersigned authority
on this day, personally appeared
A. M. Ii a m se}-, who after being
duly Bworth, znys on oath that tho
foregoing statement made by him
relative to thu virtue of P. P. P.
medicine is true.
A. 1VT. RAESEV.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this, August 4th, 1891.
J. M. LAMBERT, N. P.,
Comanche Co., Texas.
Australian Rouerli Riders.
"Open the gate!" roars the
manager. "Look out, you boys!"
and with a mad rush, out flies the
colt through the open gate, liken,
shell from a howitzer. For twenty
yards he races at full speed, then
"propping" as if galvanized, shoots
upward with the true deer's leap,
all four feet in the air at once,
(from which the vice takes its
name,) and comes down with his
head between his fore legs and
his nose (this I watched narrowly)
touching the girths. [But the rider
has swayed back in his saddle with
instinctive ease, and is quite pre
pared for a succession of lightning
like bounds-sideways, downward
backward-as the agile and fran
tic animaljappears to turu in the
air, and to come down with his
head ii>the place where his tail
was when he rose.
For an instant he stops ; then
perhaps the spurs are sent in so as
to accentuate the next perfor
mance. The -crowd meanwhile of
six or seven hundred people,
mostly young or in the prime of
life, follow cheering and clapping
with every fresh tatempt on the
part of the frenzied steed to dis
pose of his rider. A few minutes
of this exercise suffice to exhaust,
and steady the wildest colt.
It is a speciep of "monkeying, a
deyice of the buck-breaker, who
ties a bag on to the back of a
.timid colt, and he. frightened out
of his lift, as if by a monkey
perched then:, exhausts himself
and permits the rider to mount
and ride away with but little
resistance. Sometime, indeed, the
colt turns in his tracks, and being
unmanageable in his paroxoysms,
charges the crowd whom he scat
ters with great screaming and
laughter as they fall over each
other or climb the boundary fence.
But, very shortly, with lowered
head and trembling frame, he al
lows see him to be ridden to the
gate of egress.
There Le is halted,and his riders
takfog hold of his'leit'ear'w'itn his,
bridle band, swings lightly to the
ground, closely alongside of the
shoulder. Did he not ST alight,
the agile mustang is capable of a
lightning wheel and dangerous
kick. Indeed,one rider dismounting
carelessly discovered this to his
cost after riding a most uncon
What is Going on in JinitOWM.
Harpcr'H Young People.
"Mr. Wallie Robinson celebrated
his birthday on Tuesday last.
There was a magic-lautern show,
cake, ice-cream, and a call for the
doctor in the eveniug."
"While on his way to school last
Friday morning Jimmie Ton.kins
met an imaginary Indian behind
the Methedist church. With great
prefence or mind Jimmie threw a
glass agate at his imaginary foe,
and dispersed him. The only bitter
part of the victory lies in tho fact
that the glass agate went through
the window of the cnurch, and
smashed a pane of glass, at an ex
pense of Jimmie's allowance for
four weeks. Nevertheless, it was an
act of bravery not soon to be for
"Experience has taught us that
it is foolish to have toothache on
holidays. The best time for tooth
ache is half past eight o'clock in
the morning when school is in
session. Wise boys will avoid it
at all other times."
May-Day Customs in Ancient
Early on May-day morning il
was the custom in Lincolnshire, up
to the middle of the present cen
tury, for the swains to place
branches of various trees at the
doors of the marriageable young
women of the village. The twigs
all meant something, and were sup
posed to be emblematical of the
character of thc recipients, or of
the feelings ol' the donors, some
times quite the reverse, wicken,
the local name for the mountain
ash. "sweet chicken," for instance,
oak, a "joke"; and plain ash signi
fies "trash." This last, probably,
was usually anonymous.
In Huntingdonshire, about the
same period, a doll ornamented
with bits of gay-ribbons and silks,
candlesticks, spoons, snuffers, and
the like, was suspended from a
rope stretched across the streeton
the 1st of May. She was supposed
to represent Flora. She had at
tendants and garlands, and the at
tendants carried the garlands to
the Queen of the May herself. The
Queen was chosen in the morn i]
by her peers at thft village scho?
and by the same cabal she was d
throned at night. It is explain
by Cuthbert Bede that "a paras
was her sceptre, and her crown
wreath of flowers. These she ?
ways bore with grace and dignit
arrayed in a white gown and
white veil, and a bag that displa
ed a white pocket-handkerchiei
Preceded by her maids of hon
with the garlands, and followed 1
her other attendants of both sexe
her majesty made a right legal to
from door to door, depositing in h
bag, and by the side of handke
chief, all the substantial gifts mai
by her loyal subjects, these tithe
usually edible, being consumed
the coronation banquet. After tl
sovereign and her court had pa
taken freely of the votive ofbrinf
they played "I spy," "Thread-th
needle," and "Blind-man's bluff'
and they were usually all ill tl
The young people in Cornwa
used to hail May-day as "Dippir
day." They were wont to g<ithi
the flowering branches of tl
whitethorn or the narrow-leave
elm (called May boughs) whic
had just put forth their leave
and which they distributed arnot:
their friends. In the afternoon a
the boys of the village, armed wit
buckets, cans, dippers, or "squirts
sallied out and availed themselv?
of a license which the season coi
ferred to "dip" or douse all person
of whatever rank or age, who wei
not fortunate enough to be protec
ed by the display of the sprigs <
the elm or hawthorn which we]
passed about in the morning.
The Bishop Capers Incident.
In appointing thc commissionoi
to represent South Carolina 1
locating the position of the Sout
Carolina troops at the battle e
Chicamauga, Governor Tillma
significantly overlooked Bisho
Capers, who took part in the battli
This slight arises doubtless froi
the advice "alleged to have bee
1 given the Columbia Guards at th
time of the Darlington disturbanc
not to obey the Governor's orden
Gen. Capers has not given an;
public sign concerning the repoi
of liif action, but we have hear
it stated on good authority th?
privately he has been heard to sa
that his real atlirude in the mal
ter has been misrepresented.
The Governor's Guards, accorc
ing to this version, were debatin
the subject of marching out of th
armory obedience to the Governor1
orders. The streets were filled an
blocked at the lime with excite*
citizens who wera said to be detei
mined that the company shonL
not go to Darlington. The situa
tion was believed to be critica'
So much so, that Gen. Farle;
himself, who was iz the armory a
the time, and who believed tho
twenty-five of the members of th
c?mpauy would most certain!;
have loft the building if the orde
had been given, did not advise th
movement to be made under th
circumstances as he felt that :
riot-with possible bloodshed
would have been precipitated. Ii
the advice given by the sold ie
bishop he was moved, it is said, lr
the same considerations whicl
weighed with Gen. Farley, and i
such was the case, it is highly
unjust that his action shouh
continue to bear the accepted in
They Want Names.
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desire the names and address of ?
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interested in works of art, and t<
secure them they offer lo send fret
"Cupid Guides the Boat," ?
superbly executed water colo]
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pictures about same size, in colors
to any one sending them at onc<
the names and address of ten per
sons (admirers of fine pictures^
together with six two-cent stamps
to cover expense of mailing, etc
The regular price of these picture!
is $1.00, but they can all bo securee
free by any person forwarding tin
the names and address promptly.
This is the season of the yeal
when the farmers' minti stubbornly
contemplates the purchase o:
farming implements, and otho
necessities in the hardware line
As usual Ramsey Sc Bland have
prepared to meet ^very demane
along that line. Visit their store
before laying in your supply.
Il would delight you to view and
review the beautiful lines ol
harness which Ramsey cfc Bland,
received this week. Magnificent
is tho word.
[For the ADVERTISER.
Wise Democratic Club met ou
April 21, aud re-organized. Thirty
members were enrolled, and the
following officers were elected:
President-S. B. Maye.
Sec'ty and Treas.-J. P. Sullivan.
Executive Committee-J. N.
Faif, R. G. Lundy, P. F. Ryan, W.
A. Hobbs, J. C. Rainsford.
Delegate to County Convention
-T. H. Rainsford.
J. P. SULLIVAN, Secretary.
[For the ADVERTISER.
The Hibler Democratic Club was I
regularly orgauized to-day, April
28th. The following officers were
President-W. A. Cheathara.
vice-President-Geo. E. Dorn.
Secretary-R. B. Dorn.
Corresponding Secretary-M. S.
Treasurer-L. J. Williams.
Executive Committeeman-L. J.
Executive Committee-W. A.
Reynolds, F. J. Rankin, E. A. Rod-1
gers, O. D. White.
Committee on Registration-E.
E. Rodgers, W. A. Reynolds, F. J.
Raukin, T. J. Lyon, Thos. Aiton.
Delegates to County Convention
-L. J. Williams, Geo. E. Dorn, F.
J. Rankin, 0. D. White, J. K. Cor
ey, W. A. Reynolds, J. R. Cheat
bam, T. J. Lyon, M. S. West, R. B.
Resolved 1. That we endorse
Gov. B. R. Tillman in maintaining
aw and order, and pledge him our
Resolved 2. That a copy of these
proceedings be furnished the Edge
field ADVERTISER for publication.
R. B. DORN, Secretary.
[For the ADVERTISER.
Tribute of Respect.
WHEREAS, It has pleased the Su
preme Architect of the universe to
remove from our midst our late
other, JAMES M. PARKMAN, who
ied on March'll, 1894 ; -and where- .
as, the intimate relations held by
our deceased brother with the mem
bers of Grove Lodge No. 52, A. F.
M., render it proper that we should
place on record the evidence of our
appreciation of his merits as aman
and as a worthy brother Mason.
Resolved, 1. That in the death
of JAMES M. PARKMAN this Lodge
has been deprived of an active
and zealous brother, an honest and
upright mau, whose virtues en
deared him not only to his frater
nity but to his associates generally.
Resolved 2. That this Lodge
tenders its sympathy to the widow
and children of the deceased in
this their sad affliction.
Resolved 3. That the Lodge be
draped in mourning for thirty days,
that these resolutions be entered
upon the records of the Lodge, that
a copy of the same be published
in the county papers, and a copy
thereof be presented to the family
of our deceased brother.
W. L. STEVENS,
J. H. ALLEN,
J. L. MCDOWELL.
Bees in the Branch.
Thc Saturday Review.
The part played by bees on a
ceetain occasion was, if the Abbe
della Roca is to be believed
equally effective. "Amurath, the
Turkish Emperor," says our
authority, during one of his sieges,
had made a brejbh in the wall,
and was about. ,0 storm the town,
when he found that about the |1
breach the inhabitants had placed
numerous hives of bees. The
Janissaries, brave a?? they were,
dared not face the insects, and re
fused to advance."
There is also a story which we
cannot bring ourselves to believe,
of a privateer's crow of forty to
fifty men capturing a Turkish gal
ley with five hundred seamen and
soldiers on board by means of a
swarm of bees judiciously thrown
"among the unspeakable ones.
However this may be, there arc
enough authentic instance s of
strange methods of attack to pro
vide amply sufficient material for
the casuist in deciding what is
fair and vhat is unfair in war.
Burning naphtha boiling lead,
birds, carcesses of men and horses
Chinese stinkpots, besides the im
plements, already mentioned, have
all been used for offensive or de
fensive purposes in actual warfare.
And what with our modem systems
of dazzling by electric light, sub
marine attacks, flying machines,
and elaborate tethal apparatus, it
seems not improbable that we are
on the eve of resorting to some of
the more fanciful methods of
Eastern warfare, which, fifty or a
hundred years ago, would most
distinctly have been regarded as
so many attempts to hit below the
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The Method of Exorcism:
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The Nineteenth Century.
The process of exorcism was
truly a terrible ordeal. The patient
was made fast to a chair-tied so
tightly that she bore the marks for
years-and was compelled to swal
low "the whole potion," a pint
sack, salad oil, rue, and other in
gredients. The demoniac's head
was then forcibly held over a dish
of burning brimstone, asafetida,
and "other stinkinggear." Under
the effects of the sickening draught,
the stifling fumigation, the loud
adjurations of the officiating
priests, and the cries of the ex
cited bystanders, the patient strug
gled and screamed, talked non
sense, and frequently swooned
The ritual used was most proba
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num, published by the Franciscan
Menghl in 1582. Mr. Stamp one
day cried out to Sara's devil, "Ah.
Sirra ! * * * I have a whip in
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about all that you may be pleased
to ask." It is particularly directed
that the fumigation should be
maintained "for a long time," and
the exercisism for two or three
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