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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY. AUGUST % 1899.
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L. C. HAT???,
W. C. WABDLAW,
VOL LXIV. NO. 31.
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Between the dark and the daylight,
When Aurora's just leaving her bower,
Comes a break in the night's quiet slumbers
That is known as the children's hour.
At four-thirty on summer mornings,
At six in the winter cold,
I hear from the chambers adjacent
The cries of our tyrants bold.
First, Billy calls ior a cracker, *?? - ' -
? I Then Lucy a "dwink" demands ;
And nothing will satisfy Charier .,
' But his blocks direct from my hands.
I turn out of bed with a shiver,
I yawn and stumble and grope,
And" when their demands are complied with
i For forty winks more I hope.
% THE CASE Of
Mr. Mason seemed to all of us who
knew him at Burkville a perfectly in
offensive man. He also seemed a good
business man to those who had oppor
tunities of judging. Certainly he was
methodical, and that quality is gener
ally supposed to go .far toward making
a good business man.
He had come to Burkville from
somewhere. The fact that he talked
little or not at all about his own pre
vious history may have somewhat pre
judiced him iu the estimation of our
citizens, for Burkville people, there is
no deuying, are inquisitive-like to
know all about newcomers.
In a business way, however, he was
?ll that oould be desired. He hnd a
good, round sum to his credit in the
First 'National bauk. He brought ex
cellent introductions from several di
rectors of high-standing corporations
in two different cities.' In a purely
business sense Everett K. Masou was
unimpeachable. It -was socially, and
only socially, that his personality was
a little overcast by his 'never alluding
to any other place where he may have
resided, before he came to hang out in
the thriving and growing town of
Burkville the sign, "Everett K. Mason,
As anyone may remark, this was a
very notable exception to the rule
that silencb is golden. Mr.. Mason, it
seemed, could smile on the just and
unjust*, the high and the low alike,
though nobody ever saw him hilarious.
But it seemed that he had made it to
himself an inflexible rule to talk only
of indifferent and impersonal matters
when he was not talking business.
Nevertheless, his fate, came to him
at last, for all his not talking.
It was a deal in - Burkville. real, es
tate that brought him into friendly re
lations with Deacon Sturge, the fathel}
of Lydia Sturze. I
ing home in ;
the matter "wi
I want to knc
Who said auyttnug ^_
Mnson? I'm sure he comes to churcu
regularly,and you ought to know if he j
puts anything ' in the plate. What:
"Well, just this about him-he
strikes me as a good, square, up-aud
uown business man, and I- think this
community ought to be glad to have
him.*'* y ? [p
True, to be 'sure, some women
church members, too-tried to make
usKbelieve that Mrs.Sturge was. trying,
to get a substantial, reliable son-in
law when she became hospitable to
this Mr. Mason. Bnt, then, there is
no ?nd to the small malice of some
women who are church members.
It jcau-hardly be said that Mr. Mas?u
showed any great enthusiasm in his
way of accepting the Sturge invita
tion. He came with what yon may
call polite alacrity-just pleased to
show his consideration for the Sturge
family. When he came he smiled on
everybody and on the supper, which
was a good supper. Lydia did not
take any marked dislike to him. He
made hiuiselLa?ieeabie to Mrs.Sturge.
He talked cheerily with the deacon
about the outlook for Burkville real
estate. As for me-I happened to be
one of the party-it struck me that
poor Mason was not nearly BO de
lighted with the entertainment as his
set smile would ha,-e indicated, aud I
know that he once ?tole a sly look at
the clock when it was not- yet quite
half an hour to the right going-home
But before Mr. Mason could prop
erly bring this visit to a close some
thing'happened. " '
It all came of Bobby's inordinate
fondness for dried "prunes. Bobby
would run back for the second time
since leaving the supper table to the'
dining room to get more prunes. He
sat ou the floor in a corner, between
the grand piano and the fender, and
worked his jaws and flicked prune
stones into the grate, unobserved by
his parents, until suddenly he paused,
looked alarmed and gave a hideous;
"He's choked," Mrs. Sturge cried I
aloud. "It's those prunes, I know
Lydia got up from the piano seat,
caught. her younger brother by the
arms, jerked him to his feet aud began
thumping his back..
"If you will allow me," said Mr.
Mason in exactly the same even, un
excited toues in wh ch he had jnst
been unfolding a plan for the expan
sion of Burkville iu one particular di
rection, "I think 1 see what is wrong."
Then he quietly, but firmly, took
Bobby from Lydia's violent hands, set
him in a straight-backed chair and
seized a Japanese or Chinese whale
bone back-scratcher which helped to
ornsjmeut one end of the mantelpiece.
"just let me hold your head back as
far as youc m.Bobby," said Mr. Mason,
placing his left hand on Bobby's rel
and perspiring brow and with his
right adroitly concealing the back
Bobby, half exhausted already, did
as he was told, while his mouth fell
open automatically. Then Mr.Maison,
.with the swiftness and precision'of a
juggler, it seem? I,to uie,*eut the butt
end of the whalebone straight down
Bobby's p;nilet.! A torn of Mr. Mason's
wrist and up came . tue whalebone
?agaiu. Mr. Mason smiled it seemed
rather sheepishly, as he let Bobby eR
cap.e, and'turned to Mrs. Sturge with,-'
I'm just on the verge of oblivion.
And crosslug the borders of Nod'
When bang goes the door of the nurs'ry,
? And in comes an army odd.
They banish sleep in an instant,
They storm every protest down ;
If 1 try to escape they squelch nie
.. . Farewell to somnolence town.
- U '4k , riv
- If you wish a cure for insomnia, -- -
Infallible, certain as Fate.
Just spend six months with three children
Whose ages are three, five and eight.
But, ob! for a land beatific !
I wish I tfould tell you the nam??,
Whero old Sol never shines till six-thirty,
But children abound ju-t the same !
-Longfellow Jones, in Fuck.
: MR. MASON. \
"No cause for alarm, I assure you -
none whatever. "
It took some time to convince Mrs.
Stnrge that the prune stone, which had
stuck crosswise in Bobby's thront,had
been.pushed into a proper end-on posi
tion wliich, Mr. Mason said, "made
its deglutition easy." Bobby..himself
would not believe it for twelve hours
after. But the profuse gratitu?o
showered on Mr. Mason and.alL-th?
confusion following the incident gave
him au opportunity to run away,
which, I thought, he was evidently
glad to seize.
"Now, what do you think of. . that
man and his 'deglutition,'" Lydia
said to me after he had left. "Do yon
think he learned to perform surgical
operations just to go into the real es
"Hardly," I said.
"I wonder who Mr. Mason is?" she
"Just Mr. Mason," I said.
Lydia shook her head with convic
tion. K .
"That man has had a pase life," she
said, "because he is over 30. He
never talks abont that past life. There
must be a reason why he never talks
about that past life. That reason
must be discovered. The Fehmgericht
must take a hand here."
Now, I know what Lydia's' Fehm-.
gericht was: It was a half jocose club,
with a nienaber ship of five girls and
two young matrons of Burkville. It
never held formal meetings that any
body knew of, had no badges that
anybody ever saw, nnd yet the "soci
ety" boys and girls of the place were,
somehow, more than half afraid of the
Fehmgericht. For myself, I had never
believed very seriously iu the terrors
of this ?ecret organization; and yet
when Lydia mentioned it in connection
with Mr. Manan I could not help half
out at last?"
. "It only took me one minute to
make hp my mind," she said. "You
see, you were there when I resolved
to enter seriously into this matter. "
"What matter-garden truck or
"You were there wheu I said it was
a subject for the Fehmgericht, " she
went on, ignoring my facetiousness.
"You don't mean about Mason?
Have vou remembered that all this
* * We ll, in spite of your sueers, it
seems you have remembered it," she
retorted. "No, we have not forgotten.
The affair has beeu brought to a con
clusion, I believe, or nearly. We
want the help of some mau tonight."
"If there is any slaughter in it," I
said, "I beg to decline."
"I.thiuk you'will do very well,"
Lydia went ' oh. "The west-bound
limited reaches the Union depot at
10.37 p. m. It will bring a young
but rather emaciated woman, dressed
in mourning. -You must be there I to
meet her. Ask for Mrs. Cook, carry
her valise for her, board the street
car and bring her to our house."
As this mission entailed ? blood
shed I undertook it. Before x left the
fair grounds Lydia had warned me
that a word of this important matter,
breathed to anyone.before see should
give me permission, would be visited
with the displeasure of the Fehm
gericht; silence and faithfulness in the
execution of my orders would equally
merit its good graces.
"The young woman dressed iu black
duly appeared with her valise on the
platform of the day coach as the lim
ited drew into the depot that night.
She was emaciated, as Lydia had de
scribed her, but decidedly good look
ing, with a chastened and subdued
"Did Mis ; Fox ask you to meet
me?" she said, timidly.
"No," I said; "Miss Fox, I believe,
will not be home for more than a week
yet. Miss Sturge it was-"
"Oh, yes,Miss Fox's friend. I knew
Miss Fox had gone to the White
Mountains after she left me at the
I knew quite well that Brisy Fox
was one of the Fehm, and now I un
derstood that the business- had -been
turned over to her. To be quite can
did, I was burning with curiosity to
know exactly what the business was.
All I kuew for certain was that it con
cerned the identity of Mr. Mason ; be
yond that I guessed, but my guess
seemed so extravagant that I wanted
to have facts in its place. More than
that iL all had to do with Mnsou,Lydia
had refused to tell me, and I thought
it wise not, to try to pry into the
dreadful secrets of the seven.
However, as the .car atopced early
in the journey and Mason himself got
on, with some other men, I thought
proper to say to Mrs. Cook:
"PlSase let down your veil.*'
The waining was unnecessary. She
had seen Mason and recognized him
as soon as I. Through the rest of the
journey I co.dd feel that Mrs. Cook
was trembling -nd sobbing. But we
reached the Sturge residence without
I have always thought that, -consid
ering my faithfulness and care in the
discharge >f the duty laid upon nie,
Lydia ought tb have let me be present
at' the" meeting be tween
Oh, of course, they were husband
But this was Lydia's originnl way
of bringing them together. She wrote
Mason a note something like the fol
"Dear Mr. Mason, be so kind as to
spare one hour from your real estate
transactions tomorrow and lunch
with me. It will be a three-cornered
party. My other guest is a friend of
mine who is dying to see you, and I
insist upon your coming, even if you
have to break another engagement."
She took good care that Mason
shonld not get her note until the
morning of the day she wanted him.
Nevertheless, I believe he suspected
the truth and was terribly frightened.
But he came, and at the close of the
lunch there was a little scene-a most
interesting one. Bobby, who was not
afraid to help himself freely, now, was
the only spectator.
"And were they divorced?" I asked
Lydia, when she cousented to tell mo
more of the story.
"No, " she said. "But they quar
- reled over some rubbish. He used to
practise as a physician, but when they
separated by mutual consent three
years ago it made a talk in the town
where they lived. So he moved away
and took t to real estate. Then she
.saw the foolishness of it all and tried
to make it up, and he was misled by
lies, that some divorce shark had told
him. His chief aim in life for more
than o year had been to escape from
his own lawful wife and at the same
time escape a divorce trial. Mason is
one of those fool men who will go ten
miles out of the way to avoid'h 'scene,'
as they call it. I had to bring him up
to time sharp."
"And did the Fehmgericht investi
gate and dispose of all those-lies?" I
asked in awe.
Lydia only smiled and said: "H'm."
-Denver Times. ,
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
Some 'of the inhabitants of New
Guinea have an odd way of disposing
of their dead. They place the bodies
on raised platforms at some distauce
from their dwellings, and when the
flesh has disappeared the skulls are
removed to aud stored in a cabin for
One of the notable characters of
Boston is an old gentleman who goes
about in fair weather or foul with an
open umbrella ovej: his head. The
story is told that he once got a terri
ble drenching and contracted there
from a cold that threw him into a
fever, out of which ho issued with au
unbalanced mind. All he could re
member was that he had been caught
out without an umbrella, and he lives
now in perpetual dread of a second
vuianv ?v western railroa? was
wrecked on a trestle crossing the
stream and a car loaded with caustic
soda fell into the water. The con
tents dissolved, and, as a result, for a
distance of two miles not a fish could
be fouud alive.
Twelve years ago Charles Burrell, a
boy living in Chicago, was struck on
the head by a playmate. He became
insane, and was placed in an asylum.
On March 1, the X-rays haviug re
vealed a growth on the inner surfnc9
of his skull nt the point, where the
blow w:as received, Burrell was sub
jected to au operation. The growth
was removed and he was put to bed.
The next day he awoke in full posses
sion of his faculties, and his first
words were: "Why did you hit me?"
The twelve years had been a blank,
and he resumed the life of a rational
being at the point where it had beeu
. A Kansas newspaper-tells a remark
able story about a mnoi ?u Lyon county
who sold his wife and de-.ughter. Some
mouths ago one L. D. Gilbreath wont
to work ou the farm owned by A. B.
Carrothers, who was living happily
with his young aud hajipy wife. One
night recently Gilbreath* went to his
employer and told him that he and
Stella, the wife, and become very
much attached to each ether; that tho
wife wanted to change Husbands, and
that he would give Carroti'iers .?250 for
his matrimonial title. Carrothers ac
cepted the-offer and threw in their lit
In Africa there exists a ^tree-crab
which has a trick of crawling up a
cocoauut tree, biting off half a dozen
bunches and then creeping down ngaiu
backward. The theory is that the
nuts are shattered by the fall, and the
crab thus enjoys a hearty meal. Now
the natives try to stop these depreda
tions, which often ruin the cocoanut
crops, and take advantage of the fact
that the lower portion of the crab is
soft and sensitive. When they are
heard in the tree the native climbs
half-way np the tree and drives in a
circle of spikes made out of thorns.
The consequence is when the crab
comes dowu be encounters the thorns,
and supposing that he has reached the
ground, he lets go, aud is so crippled
by the fall that he is easily dispatched
and eaten in his turu.
Cornering the Editor.
Mr. Richard Watson Gilder, editor
of the Century, tells *rhis little joke at
his own expense. "One day a young
woman came into my cflicH and sub
mitted some poems. I told her that
I would read them. When she came
back I advised ber not to offer them
for sale. I told her that I was afraid
that she could never succeed in the
line of literature.
" 'But I can,' che said.
"'I must differ with you, ' I re- !
"'But I have had one of my poems
printed in a first class magazine, and
the editor paid me ten dollars for it.'
'. 'Yes?' I said.
" 'Yes,' she repented.
' - " 'And who was this editor?'
" 'It was yourself.'
"And it was. I hud forgotten all
about it.1 - Philadelphia Saturday
Evening Post, - - . ?
TIj'E MOUNTAIN FI
Cerises of -trie Enm.it;
"MANCHESTER, Ky. (Special).-The j
condition of things in Clay County, j
where the Bakers have sworn to anni- j
hilato the whole Howard and White
families,-- bears such a close re
semblance to anarchy that the best
citizens have asked Governor Bradley
to put the-county under martial law
and suppress the bloody feud at the
point of the bayonet. *
The feeling in Kentucky ?H that the
fair name of the State is blackened by
the spectacle of three of her large
families going into the assassination
busiuess ou a wholesale scale.
The Baker-Howard feud, while one
of the youngest in Eastern Kentucky,
is one of the'most bitter ever nraged.
It was all about a $4( spring wagon
that had not been paid for that the
feud started. "Tom" Baker had gone
into partnership.. with Israel , and
Carter Howavd to raft logs <-u
shares. Reese Murray held a judg
ment for the spring . wagon agaiivst
James B. and "Bal" Howard. Marr jrp
offered the judgr .nt at a low price to
Baker, and Baker bought it TL?s
enraged the Howards, and quarrels
followed when Baker tried to collect
Israel Howard- and "Tom" Baker
met one day at a log pit. Hot words
followed and Baker drew a revolver
and jumped behind a fence post How
ard drew his revolver and took
the other side of the post. They
fired around tho post at'each other
until their pistols were empty. Israel's
fifth shot was fired over tho top of
the post and the bullet hit Baker-in
the back of the neck, producing a
flesh wound. Baker fell on the op
posite side of the fence and Isj?vil
fired his last shot at him through-the
fence, producing a slight fiesh wound
in the abdomen.
Some timo after from an amt
.? :. . \ i .
MRS. TOM BAKER.
(Sbe ls training ber sons to avenge their
"Bal" Howard, who wf.s riding a
spirited young stallion and carrying a
Winchester, 'Vas struck in the back at
the first fire, but managed to hold on
to his fleeing horse. The next volley
struck Burch Store and knocked him
oif. his norse. The bullet broke his
neck and he was dead when he
touched the ground. Wilson Howard^
fell off his horse, shot . through the
hips. "Bal" Howard escaped to
Wilson Howard's house. Two of the
attacking party then wput back to
where the men lay on thc road, and
shot theni'bpth with explosive^b?llets*
which tore'* their bodies to pieces.
Wilson Howard lived long enough t?
tell that it was "Tom"'Baker and
Charles Wooton who fired the explo
When James B. Howard heard ihat
his brother was killed and that his
father wa? shot badly, he armed'him
self and rode at a gallop to the scene.
At the store of A. L. Howard he
fouud a ero ?vd, some of whom had
come after the grave clothes of Wilson
Howard a?d Burch Store. James as
sisted in stjiectiug them, and was. on
thepoint of leaving when Georgo W.,
Baker rode up.
Without stopping to consider that
this was the one mau in Clay County
who never carried a pistol, young
Howard leveled his weapon end fired
a bullet into the old man's abdomen,
producing almost instant death. Re
alizing that it would now be war to
the knife, James mounted his-horse
and rode away to the home of relatives
in Harlan County. There was a re
ward of ?250 offered for Howard's ar
?. B. HOWARD. LEADER OF THE HOW.
rest, and he surrendered to a kiusman
so that the man might get the reward,
and cr.iae with him'to Manchester,
where he. was turned over I to the
proper officers. H< was released on
Sheriff B. P. White, Jr., summoned
one hundred* depuiies to arrest the
Bakers, and they vere brought in for
y Between tiie'EaKei*
examining trials before Countv Judge
J. W. Wright, The trials lasted three
days. The Howards swore to seeing
the Bakers do the shooting, but the
Bakers proved by*their witnesses that
they were five miles away at the time
. of the shooting, and Judge Wright
i dismissed the Bakers from custodv.
On the day after the trial, "Sid"
flBaker, a son-in-law o? "Bal" Howard,
but no kin to George Baker's sons,
overtook Charles Wooton, who was
r said to have shot Burch Store.
They rode Bide by side for a quarter
of a mile, trying to get the "drop" on
each other. Finally they both drew
THE RENDEZVOUS OF THE BAKER!
their revolvers almost at the same time.
"Sid" shot from behind his back as he
drew the weapon from the scabbard.
Both men rolled' off their horses, and
as they lay in the road emptied their
pistols at each other. "Sid" Baker
rode off unhurt, while Wooton,
wounded in the back dragged himself
into the brush, where he was found by
one of the Bakers and taken home,
where he died.
William L. White, a brother to the
former Sheriff, was soon afterward m?t,
Headquarters or tue ieud, was m
dition of such lawlessness that the Gov
ernor sent several companies of State
militia from Lexington to the scene.
They were?charged with the duty of
taking the Bah er prisoners to the Court
House at Barboursville,' and also of
? .SHERIFF "BEN I\ WHITE.
(He is th? lender now ot tho Howard-White
forces. It wn9 from his house that "Tom"
Baker was killed, und ho was suspected
of the murder.)
?protecting them from the murderous
intentions of the Howards and the
^"Whites. They garrisoned the Baker
house. On all sides lurked Howards
and Whites, many of them dead shots,
waiting for a chance to "plug" a Baker
Sheriff White sent bis family away
and filled his house with his friends.
The house looked upon the guard tent
where "Tom" Baker was a prisoner.
On June 10, while the feeling was at
its height and preparations werf; on the
way for the march to Barboursville,
"Tom" Baker came out of his prison
AR?> FACTION, AND HIS WOMEN FOLKS.
tont and began talking to his son, Jim,
f.iv?ng him instructions on how to run
the farm while he was in jail.
Mrs. "Tom" Baker ran upto'advise
her husband not to allow himself to be
a target, for the Howards. While she
was talking to him a shot rang out
from the White residence, and Tom
Baker dropped dead before his wifo'a
eyes. The woman hysterically called
upon Colonel Williams, who was in
charge of the troops, to turn his Gat
TWO OF THE BAKEBS, YOTING, BUT DEA*
(Those are sons of "Tom'' Baker, who was
shot and killed from Sheriff White's
house while ho was under, arrest by the
troops, charged with two murdars. Their
mother has dedicated them to tho life
work of wiping out the Howards.)
ling gun on the White house and de
The assembly* was sounded and the
troops surrounded the White resi
dence. They moved upou it with
fixed bayonets, going at double quick,
and climbing over the yard fence?
Sheriff White came out with thirty
3 IN THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAINS.
armed men to dispute the right of way.
Williams gave the order to oharge
upon the house, and the Howards and
Whites fled inside, loudly announcing
that they would kill the first man who
crossed the threshold. The Gatling
gun was then brought up and trained
on the residence, and all those inside
surrendered. Sheriff White was ar
rested for resisting the guards.
The Howard-White faction then
tried to mobilize at the liouse of Daugh
xtri,;fn ihn nirahit clerk, but Colona!
iruiiea were very angry at Co cnel
Williams and the troop?. They sent
out and brought in numbers of their
sharpshooter friends. They announced
that they would wipe out the soldiers
and slaughter the Bakers. But tho
troops marched to Barboursville with
their four prisoners-Wiley, Al, Dee
and Jim Baker.
Tlie Famous Paris Healer.
A special cable despiuck to the New
York Herald from Paris says that the
authorities have decided to prosecute
Dr. Edwarde, who claims that he is
ki some mysterious way the represen
tative of St. Paul, and has been prac
ticing so-called miraculous cures, for
which Cleo de Merode, Emma Calve
and Loie Fuller vouch among others,,
while many persons say the mau is
their savior and they will follow him
if he be driven away. Dr. Edwards
lives in magnificent apartments iu the
French capitol aud his rooms are
thronged day and night by devotees
wlio come to be healed of their ail
ments, real or imaginary. Conspicu
ous in the front room, is a basket
overflowing with gold coin to which
the patients are required to contribute
before they are ushered into the
Chicago Women Save Horses.
This is the badge worn by Chicago
women who belong to an anti-cruelty
society. It is au "authorized police
call," and gives the wearer the right
to order any policeman to stop ahorse
beator from treating his animal cruelly,
and if necessary to arrest him.
LOST tO TH? W?RL? 28 YEARS.
Alexander Hall Spends Thai Tiltia In
Stato Asylums, Uttsrly Korcottei?,
Had the grave closed over Alexan
der S. Hall he would not have been
more completely lost to the world than
he has been for twenty-eight years.
He is now well advanced in years and
it is only at times that his reason
deserts him. In 1871 he was admitted
to the New York State Lunatic asylum
at Utica from his home in Steuben
county, and in 18"^ was transferred
to the Willard State hospital. The
authorities had often wondered about
him, but as he made no trouble, and
as nobody appeared to trouble him, he
lived his life away in the institution.
The management changed, new laws
were enacted by which, id 1893, the
patient became a state instead of a
county charge, but his condition did
not change. Evidently the outside
world httd lost trace of him. No rela
tives or friends came to see him and
he spoke of uo one, The only thing
that could come to alter his condition
was death, In 1897 it was found nec
essary to use his name in connection
with a court proceeding, and some
idea of the utter lack of memory of
him may be gained when it is stated
as a positiv? tact that his relatives
were obliged to substitute a fictitious
name in place of his own, the name
having been completely forgotten and
lt being believed that he was long since
A number of years ago Martin Smith,
a wealthy resident of Tarrytown, died
leaving all his property to his wife,
with the provision that it should be
distributed to the children and the
children's children on each successive
d?atb. In 1897 it became necessary
to institute au action to discover vhe
shares belonging to the heirs of Mr.
Smitb, and not until then were the
facts discovered. Hall was the grand
son of Mr. Smith, aud to him was
d?e a Share of Smith's valuable prop
erty, which had become considerably
depleted, but there still remained
about $1000 which belonged to Hall.
Application was made to Justice Dun
well, at Rochester, recently, by Attor
ney Samuel S. Partridge of Phelps for
an order appointing Charles J. Frank
lin of Ovid a committee of Mr. Hall,
so that the money could be paid to
him. Justice Dunwell granted the
"The case isa remarkable one," said
Attorney Partridge in describing the
facts to the court. "For nearly thirty
years this man was utterly forgotten
by everybody. His wife died and his
mother died and other relatives passed
away, but he was never informed of it
by those near to him by ties of blood.
So far as the records show he never
had a visitor or a communication dur
ing all the years."-New York Sun.
_in,u:juj5 extent. Thirty-lire brigands
were killed last year in rights with
the police aud troops and 184, brigands
were captured. Prince Galitzin sent
last year to the districts where these
outlaws are most numerous the picked
marksmen organized in every regi
ment for s'hooting practice in hunt
iug big game. He has banished to
the internal parts of the ompira hun
dreds of the accomplices of the bri
gands who tried to protect the out
laws. The Russian peasants have
been authorized to buy rift* ;s with
which to defend themselves, and when
caught the outlaws are dealt with in
the most summary mauner by mili
The governor-general gives a very
bad character to the rural police who,
he says, are incompetent and corrupt,
and frequently participate in the pro
tection and crimes of the brigands. In
oue district, he says, the police agreed
not to molest the brigauds within cer
tain limits, the latter- promising.that
they would not rob the mails or trav
eling officials, but would be satisfied'
with stealing cattle. At present the
authorities are making things rather
warm for the outlaws, who, however,
are by no meaus yet subdued.
Mui>k Oxen in-t>u?rl>i:e. ,
The reported discovery of musk ox
en in the province of Quebec has cre
ated much interest among sportsmen.
The discovery has been brought tc
the notice of the provincial govern
ment by its chief explorer and natural
ist, Count Heuii de Puyjalou, who ii
officially attached to the tish aud game
department of the province. The habi
tat of this magnificent American game
was popularly supposed to be limited
to the great, northwest and northeast
territories of the Dominion of Cauada,
and to be far removed from the limits
of the province of Quebec. The north
ern boundary of the province has re
cently beeu extended to the East Mtv" ne
river, so that the province now in
cludes uot only the whole of thr great
Lake Mistassini country, but aleo a
good part of tho southeasterly coast
.line of James bay. It is-within " the
limits of this new territory that the
count, who is a noted hunter and ex
plorer, reports the occasional exist
ence of the musk ox.
Tho Quebec specimens of this large
game are not the finest of their species
so far as their skins are concerned,
but possess splendid heads and horns.
The Air Cure.
"It's queer tome," said a healthy
lookiug citizen, "that more people
don't take the air cure. There's
nothing like a breath.of fresh air; it is
delightful and refreshing, uplifting
and invigorating, stimulating and ex
alting, and without any depression,
and all this is absolutely free. There
are far more people now than ever be
fore in,this country that go in for out
door sports, for bicycling and all that
sort of thing, and so get the fresh air;
but there are many left ' who do not
give themselves the benefit of it as
they might. It isn't necessary for a
mau to have a bicycle or a horse
or a steam yacht to enable him
to take the air cure; such helps, of
course, might make it easier to take,
but they are not essential. It can be
taken electively walking; aud there is
nothing like it. Air might not heal a
broken leg, but for many ills of min.3
and body it will be found n sovereign
remedy."- New Yprk Sun.
AN ?HULK run m ;in..".,v?" ^
Make me a hammock, deep and. strong,
Of hue and pattern tasteful
Of dimensions not so very long,
For space this way is wasteful. ?*
I'm seeking a hammock built Xor three. \
Not often you hare call so
Unusual ? it's for Nell and me,
And for young Dan Cupid, also.
So common the hammock that's built for
It barely draws attention;
But the one I am ordering now of you
Must hold the three I mention. ;
Make it with such a wonderful weave,
For comfort and ease designed us,
That Nell, by my side, will hate to leave,
And no bungling chump can find us.
The hammock- must know my touch, of
Since I am the chap to use it;
But it must rear up like a balky horse
When another man would choose it.
And steady and true must this hammock
To the will of ns happy three, sir;
For I wish to be sure taut no such thing
As a "falling out'-' will be, sir!
-Edwin L. Sabin, in Puck.
"lonimy." said the teacher, "what
is meant by nutritious food?" "Some
thing to eat that ain't got no taste to
it," replied Tommy.
Willie (on being asked to bring from
the library table a book that happened
t8 be bound iu paper)-Do you want
the soft-shelled one, mamma?
Student-And was the operation
successful? Eminent Surgeon-No.
We found that he didn't have a veri
fonu appendix and bit got well.
"Why must you and your good wife
separate, Pat; can't the trouble be
patched up?" "No, sir. That's joost
it. She won't patch up me pants."
"Who are all those men I have seen
calliug on you lately, Smith?" "Oh,
they're gentlemen of the press."
"You don't say?" "Yes; my credi
"Clementine, what did you do with
that curtain goods you bought lr.it
week." "Well, it was entirely tco
loud for curtains, so I made a shirt
waist of it. "
"Do you believe men show charac
ter in tho way they carry their um
brellas?" "No; but they show lack
of character in the way. they carry
other people's umbrellas."
He had a taste for poetry;
Although he never wrote,
He loved to delve in reams of rhymes,
I've seen him do so many times ,
Behind th 3 printing office-he
Was jest a William Goat.
"You have been very good ihis
morning, Willie," said the fond mam
ma. "Now, what reward would you
like?" "I would like io be allowed to
be naughty all the after . ?B,"
Mrs. Gotrox-Mabel, dear, are you
sure Mr. Woodby loves you for yo?r
. mamma. He is.always so jest?
"I have decided to ask your father's
consent by letter, Pauline. Now,
what eort of a letter would you advise
me to write?" "I think, Claude, I
would write an anonymous letter."
Teacher (to new scholar)-What is
your na-ue? New Boy-My name is
Jule, sii1. Teacher-You should have
suid Julius, sir. Aud now, my lad
(turning to another lad), "what is
your name? "Bilious, sir."
The woman was furious. "Do I
hate her? At this moment I feel as if
I could pass her house without look
ing into her front window to see if she
j had any new things in her parlor !"
Anger with a woman is terrible.
What ?Uijrht Have Happened.
"Sir Harry Vane ! Sir Hairy Vane !
She Lord deliver me from Sir Harry
Vane !" said Cromwell as the -soldiers
of Captain Pride turned out Parlia
ment. Sir Harry was speaker then,
but be was governor of Maasachu
setts before that, and in the old Bay
state 'his name is still remembered
and respected. Sir Harry's headless
ghost is said still to haunt the gardens
of his Kentish home of Fairlawn. Lady
Vane, wife of Sir Harry'sdescendant,
believes that she bas heard the foot
falls of the Massachusetts ex-governor
sounding at midnight along the flagged ,
walk.' Lady Vaue the other day wrote
for an English periodical au article on
Sir Henry, Strange as it may appear,
the name of Sir Harry Vane had al
most been forgotten by Euglishmen
until last summer, when the under
standing between Great Britain and
the United States revived his memory.
Au editorial preface to Lady Vaue's
"The year that has opened sees a
8treutheniug of the bonds between
this country and America. If Sir Henry
Vane had not beeu recalled, from the
governorship of Massachusetts, Amer
ica might still have been ours;'but
that was not to be,aud London turned
out to see him beheaded (Juue 14,1862)
on Tower Hill, as many a gallant gen
tleman had been before him."-New
H o TV Fisherman Daria Meta Whale.
William Davis was out in his small
boat near Libby island, who e he was
preparing some lobster traps, when a
very large whale rose out of the water
not forty feet ahead of his boat and
begau spouting water into the air. The
wind was blowing in the direction of
the boat, spattering the water all over
him and befogging him to such an ex
tent that he imagined himself iu a
typhoon. But before Mr. Davis could
recover sufficiently to change his
courso the boat was up to the whale.
One flop of the monster's tail nearly
filled the boat with water, aud then
the animal sank. Mr. Davis estimates
that the whale was from sixty to
ninety feet long.-Lewiston (Maine)
Losses In Batr?c.
Au old friend sends a clipping re
lating to Mr Alexander Sutherland's
aiticje in the Nineteenth Century on
the question of war being on the de
cline. The conclusion is that the loss
of life in Europe by war ' during the
present ce ltnry does not exceed one
per annum out of every 10,000 of the jj
} opulation, whereas one in 100 would .
bo a low estimate of similar death*
in the Europe of 1000 years ago.
Ne^y York Press.