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EDGEFIELD, S. C.. CJDNESDAY. JONE 18. 1902
i An Idyl o
? By ANNI]
Whitewash sunshine, a per
smell of crabs, omnipresent <
shells- and Mrs. Carruthers. S'
my impressionistics recollection i
ster Point. Though there were
Oyster-Pointers, of course,
was, for instance, Mr. Sprockett
Early in my acquaintance with
Carruthers I acquired a light-ni
feeling that Mr. Sprockett was
me one of the elemental facts o?
sciousncss-so casual, so unexr.
tory was even her first casual intr
tion of his name, it so permean
the same way our subsequent i
course. And yet I never really I
Mr. Sprockett, though after awh
accidentally became aware that
name appertained to a sandy-ha
middle-aged man of retiring demc
whom I had daily seen passing
sort of man we are always vas
surprised to find so far differenti
as to h?ve a name. I am not sure
I eyer met him. even, for he was
ther differentiated, I discovered, I
nervous horror of any situation
quiring speech; and I mercifully
sisted his frantic efforts to escape
whenever I had occasion to cal
Mrs. Carruthers' in his off he
What his business was I have foi
len. if I ever knew. I somehow
sociate oysters with him; but whe
because of his ocupation or of his
sonal peculiarities I cannot undert
with any degree of assurance to ;
The white paling of the house
which I was for a time sojourn
continuing, formed the front bound
of Mrs. Carruthers' demesne; a sim
paling alone divided the r?sped
back yards of the two esta.blishme:
A day or two after we moved in
heard wild and distressful squawki:
from our yard, and upon investigat
found that our chickens were be
fiercely pursued by a turtle-head
parently as little inconvenienced by
bodiless condition as a Raphael ch
"What did it want with a chickei
I asked Mrs. Carruthers when ?
called with earnest apologies; for
was, it appeared, a fugitive remnz
of her dinner. She did not know, I
she seemed much surprised at i
A tall, brawny woman with a de
voice, and a faint trace of dark doi
on ber upper lip, she had the sma
light blue eyes of a baby, almost, ar
as I afterward found, a. cheering i
sponsibility of manner which I ha
never seen in any other adult. Th
howver, was on this particular occ
sion overclouded .by- a sincere regr
and chagrin at the contretemps, wh?
all my assurances could net suffice i
"I told Mr. Sprockett," she E
"that you all certainly would tl
I was a poor manager-leaving tu
heads running round like that
bothering the neighbors. But jus
! was going to bury it my pickle be
to boil over? and when I came I
% As the call was somewhat a for
one, she wore, I remember, her S
day best-a voluminous black sill
larger bonnet gorgeous with pul
roses, and a lace collar pinned v
the gold-framed, halflength
ture (in a horizontal position) of sc
gentleman unknown; unknown,
mean, to Mrs. Carruthers herself.
"I got it mighty cheap at a sa
she toid me afterward; "thought
would lok sort o' dressy."
I had not unnaturally supposed il
be the portrait of Mr. Carruthers
whose decease five years before
black silk and purple roses were re
N able-Mrs. Carruthers' natural inc
ation being for what she cal
She stared a little when I mentioi
my assumption. "Mr. Carruther
she said. She meditated awh
"That's so! I could have it put in
you think I ought to. I never thouj
of it There was a picture of h
'bout the house somewhere that woi
be just the thing;-if I could lay :
hand on it."
Apparently she found it, for the ni
time I saw the brooch the rather 1
sympathetic countenance of Mr. C
rtrthers stared from the rim, looki
for some mysterious reason somewl
larger than life, and crowned by a. t
and inflexible hat-for the accomn
dation of which the picture was p
foce curtailed below, so that the ch
whiskers barely escaped.
"It does lok better, I reckon," s
said, simply; "and I want to
what's right-as I said to Mr. Spro<
ett. Mut, lor me! Mr. Carruth?
wouldn't have cared. He was migh
practical ! "
From all I ever learned of him
should have inferred a certain lack
poetry and sentiment in Mr. Carrut
"I never wil get over not having ai
wedding," she said one day.
"Not having had any wedding!"
She did not notice my surpris
"I'd saved up money, and all," si
went on. "I'd set my heart on a whi
silk dress, and veil and wreath-ar
bridesmaids-and everything. Bi
Mr. Caruthers put his foot down. F.
said a cow would do me a heap moi
good than frills and furbelow
and wedding fixings would
and maybe he was right. 'Twz
a mighty good cow I bought i
was teaching when he married m
cut out to teach, but think I was real]
cut out to teach, but there ain't man
things I can't turn my hand to in th
way of work, though I say it thu
shouldn't). 'Twas a mighty good co1
I bought with the money I d saved u]
as I was saying, and I made a heap (
money selling the milk; and after al
'twain't what a wedding would hav
been. I don't care what anybody says!
With all his practicality Mr. Cai
ruthers had not been a business sue
cess, and it was to her own thrift am
industry that his widow owed he
present condition of modest comfort
particularly to her exqu'-itc maslcr;
of the art of pickle making. To he
justly celebrated pickier, in process o
manufacture, the neighborhood was in
debted for a spicy fragrance, whicl
modified most agreably the indigenoui
)yster Point, t
EGER WINSTON. A
flavor of marine delicacies in an im
perfect state of preservation.
A slight alcoholic infusion was also
occasionally observable in the atmos
phere of Oyster Point, and a chroni
cally inflamed nose marked more than
one proriiinent citizen-notably the
mayor, who was also the doctor, both
horse and human, of the village. But
whatever drunkenness there was-and
I do not now recall any means of di
version beyond alcoholic indulgence
which the place presented-was car
ried on, as a rule, with a sobriety, so
to speak, and decent reserve, which
precluded scandal and offense.
One day I heard Mrs. Carruthers, as
I thought, declining chickens or other
household supplies at her back door,
and idiy looking out at ray window. I
then saw that she was speaking to Mr.
Sprccketfc, who, standing on the step,
with his hat pushed back upon his
head at a peculiarly unbecoming angle,
listened wit a. countenance absolutely
devoid of any expression whatsoever.
"I'm mightily obliged to you, Mr.
Sprockett," she was saying, "and if I
was thinking about getting married-"
I drew back with such ill-considered
haste as to bump my head loudly
against the window sash, and so doubt
less made my unintended eavesdrop
ping perfectly apparent. I apologized
when she came over later in the day.
"Oh, that's all right." she said,
good naturedly; "there wa'n't much to
uear-you know Mr. Sprockett's
mighty quiet. But I certainly was sur
prised. He's been after me more than
once lately about going into the pickle
business on a big scale; but I didn't
know he wanted to be taken in or was
thinking about me. Mr. Sprockett's
mighty inoffensive-I'd just as soon
marry him as anybody-but I kind o'
think marrying ain't what it's held out
to be. And so I thought I'd better Jet
well enough alone-'specially as he
wa'n't very pressing!"
The nej.t mor.ung he did not appear
at breakfast, and upon investigation
it was found that he had not come
home the previous night.
'I don't think I could have hurt his
feelings," Mrs. Carruthers said to me
over the back fence; "and he didn't
seem to be a bit set on it! I just hope
he ain'a sick off somewhere."
The potato man arrived just then.
"Mr. Sprockett?" he said, with a
grin. "Mr. Sprockett got shut up for
being drunk last night. They say he
carried on terrible. He'll be up before
the mayor this morning. He'll be up
before the mayor this morning He's
up now, I reckon."
Mrs. Carruthers had dropped the tu
bers she was examining. "Shut up for ,
me in a way-nrarr did not in the least
understand, but I saw that she was
strongly moved. "Shut up!" she re
peated. "Before the mayor this morn
ing! Go 'long! I don't want any po
I hao never seen her in a towering
rage. I should have believed her as in
capable of it as Mr. Sprockett of the
outrageous, violent and truculent con
duct of which I learned he had been
guilty while under spirituous- excita
tion-conduct of which the guardians
of the law could but take cognizance in
the interest of public safety. But I
could not help suspecting that if it
had been a comparatively "nice of
fense" it would have "met its com
ment." What busines did he have get
ting drunk, when he never had been
drunk before in his ufe, so far as ap
That Mrs. Carruthers was in a tower
ing rage her very back showed as she
hurried into the house. I saw her
emerge in a moment, with her bon
net strings tied very tightly under her
chin, and rapidly disappear up the
street. To the (unsolicited) kindness
of the milkman I owe an account of
"Things was 'most over when she
got there," be said, "all out of breath;
the mayor was just fixing to fine him
heavy-anybody could see that-when
sue walked right up and looked him in
the eye( there was a crowd there, but
they gave way), and she says, says
she, 'Look a-here, Doctor Blanks,' she
says, 'you let Mr. Sprocket alone,' she
says. 'What I say is,' she says, 'them
that live in glass houses shouldn't
throw stones,' she says. 'You ain't the
one,' she says, 'with that nose, to be
setting in judgment on anybody for
getting drunk,' she says, 'and you
know it. You ought to bc ashamed of
yourself,' she says .There ain't any use
in being; a hypocrite if you are a
drunkard,' she says, 'which Mr.
Sprockett ain't-and never will be!
Come 'long. Mr. Sprockett!' "
The case, I understood, was hur
riedly, even precipitately dismissed.
No one, I think, thought the ocurrence
especially rotable, least of all Mrs.
Carruthers herself. She dropped in to
Pee me next day and sat fanning her
self placidly, her bonnet strings com
fortably untied, and talked of a variety
of topics, embracing, as I remember,
tomato catchup, measles, thunder
storms, cistern and well water, moths
and moth-exterminators, ways of util
izing cold meats, the effects of tea and
coffee on the nerves, dreams and pre
sentiments, mosquitoes, Mrs. Brown's
bonnet, methods of pickling oysters,
dahlia culture, and powdered oyster
shells as a medium for burnishing
I- thought she looked a little occu
pied, but motives of delicacy prevent
ed my touching upon the subject which
I suspected was weighing upon her
mind-the woeful lapse of Mr.
Sprockett. All at once (we were dis
cussing the uncertainty of human af
fairs) she said, with sudden animation,
"Now, who in the world would ever
have dreamed of Mr. Sprockett's going
off and getting drunk?"
"Nobody."! assured her.with a readi
ness that seemed to gratify her.
She broke into an oddly light-hearted
laugh., like that of a young girl. "I
never was so surprised in my life!"
she said. "Wa'n't it romantic?"
"There ain't anything for me to do,
I reckon, but to give in." she added, in
a matter-of couvse way, but her eyes
shone, 'and this time I'll have a wed
ding."-Woman's Home Companion.
There have been controversies rega
in America, but it is now agreed, says t!
mark is situated in St. Augustine,'Fla.,
the centre of the old city. It was built
St. Francis. The whole of the solid sti
Kombination of sea shells and mortar t
Destruction or n Famous lleucon Rook
On tile Mifsourl.
A force of men cleaning the way for
he roadbed of a railroad blasted away
:he other day the most historic rock on
lie Missouri Uiver. The rock stood for
centuries on a bluff just above the old
own of Marion, Mp., where the nev
railroad crosses Moniteau Creek. It
?vas lu the form of a pyramid, eighty
'eet high. One side resembled wry
mich the head of a lion while the other
va.* a well-defined likeness of a mail.
There is a tradition among the old
leople of the neighborhood that this
.ock was once worshiped by the In
lians who came each year to hold cele
)rations. They called it "God Monf
o*^' from which the creek and county
Eve acquirer1 "leir "^"^^-^[BBBIB
?r?^^^^^i^fjT)vauM^(Is of rivei
craft/ How old it was no one can tell
It was observed by the first Frond
explorers when they came up the rivoi
in 1705, and 100 years later Lewis anc
Clark saw and wrote descriptions ol
The rock origiV. 'ly bore a quern
painting, which probably was discern?
ble as late as 100 years ago. The paint
lng represented a frightful monster ai
large as a calf, which had horns like J
deer, the face of a man, a body coverer
with scales and a tail like that of a tish
The work was crudely executed in col
ors which have long since been oulitor
a ted by the weather.
The earliest writ or who is known ti
oave mentioned ?Lie historic rock wa;
de Airville, who described it in a journa
written in ?752.-New York Suu.
Four railway lines now connect. Mex
ico with the United States. In ISSI
there was only one railway in Mexico
leading from the capital to Vera Cruz
McKinley Memorial Church
?SE IN AMERICA."
rains tho location of the oldest house
ae New York Herold, that the land
on a tiny, narrow thoroughfare near
: in 15U-1 by fife monks of the Order of
rocture is constructed of coquina, a.
that is almost indestructible.
An Old Coronation House.
This queer little monument, writes!
a Loudon correspondent of the Cincinf
natl Commercial Tribune, is really one
of England's disused coronation
thrones. It can be seen at Kingston
on-Tliamos, and is a very modest seat
compared willi the gorgeous ivory
throne of the Mogul Emperors. Seven
Kings of England were crowned on
Thc .Sweetest of the Sweet.
A curious check was presented to tin
cashier of one of the Tonawanda banks
recently. This check, which was foi
$10, .was made payable to "the sweetest
of the sweet," aud was presented to
the cashier in the ordinary way. Tnt
cushier, naturally startled by the unu
sunl expression in tile body of thc
check, asked in innocence: "Who is thc
'sweetest of the sweet ?' " "I am," re
plied the lady. "Kindly indorse it In
that way," said the cashier. She did.
And. as her husband's account war
ranted it, for, like a prudent man, he
had not overdrawn it. "the sweetest ol
the sweet" received her money.-Nev?
The Oath in Norway.
Probably the most curious European
oath is administered In Norway. Thc
witness raises his thumb, his fore
finger and his middle finger. These
signify the Trinity, -while the larger ol
the uplifted fingers is supposed to rep
resent the soul of the witness and thc
smaller to indicate his body.
Merely Taking Hi* Own.
Probably the meanest man in the
United States lives in New Hampshire.
He blacked his face and robbed his
wile as she was going home with hie
pay envelope after he had dutiful!}
;iven it to lier.-Minneapolis Times.
A peppery temper is not a thing to bc
to Be Erected in Washington
?ted as a memorial to the late Presi
..iforni, willi four corner towers sur
mtral dome as the dominant feature,
portico, the auditorium so arranged
mir will be visible from all parts of
lupporled by cantilevers resting on
jr of columns that form the Intersec
[burch will be lighted from the domo
\t tlie building. The structure is lo be
and its sealing capacity will be 1500.
New York City. - Box pleats are
I muong the features of the season, and
areseen upon many of the latest shirt
Waists. The novel and attractive May
WOMAN'S BOX PLEATED SHIRT.
Manton model shown exemplifies their
use and is admirable for many mate
rials. The original is mad-? of white
mercerized cheviot and ls ?worn with a
tie and belt of black liberty satiu, but
madras, chambray, percale, linen, dim
ity and the like as well as flannel alba
tross, taffeta, peau de soie and all
waisting cloths and silks are appro
Both tlie fronts and the back of the
?waist are laid in narrow box pleats
that are stitched for their entire length
and are drawn in gathers nt the waist
line to give a tapering effect to the
figure. The sleeves are plain, in regu
lation shirt style, and are finished with
straight square cornered cuffs. At the
neck is a plain stock that closes at the
. back. The closing is effected by means
of buttons and buttonholes worked In
the centre box pleat.
To cut this waist in the medium size
for-r yards of material twenty-one
inches wide, three and a half yards
twenty-seven inches wide, two and
three-quarter yards thirty-two inches
wide, or two yards forty-four inches
wide will be required.
Woman'? Eton Jacket.
Eton jackets are first favorites of tho
li season both for entire suits and general
all-round wraps. The attractive May
.Manton model lu the large drawing is
twine colored guipure overlaying the
one of silk, and is designed to be woru
with odd skirts and gowns, but the
design suits cloth etamine and cheviot
equally well, and is admirably adapted
to the jacket suit. The collar can be
omitted when not desired and the neck
edges simply finished like the rest of
the garment with stitchings of corti
The little coat is short and jaunty
The back is smooth and seamless, but
joined to the fronts by means of shape
ly under-arm gores that render the lit
?perfect. The fronts are fitted by
'.means of single darts and are elon-1
..gated at the centre to fall below the
^waist and give the long drooping effect
so much in vogue. The collar is circu
lar and lies smoothly around the neck,
meeting in centre just above the bust
line. The fronts are extended slightly
beyond the centre, and eau be lapped
and closed by means of buttons and
loops of cord, or rolled back to form re
vers as shown in the small sketch. The
sleeves are in coat style, with the fash
ionable turn-over cuffs.
To cut this jacket iu thc medium size
four and a half yards of material twen
ty-one inches wide, one and seven
eighth yards forty-four inches Avide or
one and a half yards fifty-two inches
wide will be required.
The Sentimental .Symbolism of Color*.
Red, for courage and intense love.
Its emblem is thc ruby.
White, for youth, freshness and inno
cence; represented by pearls and dia
Yellow-the topaz-wisdom and glory,
but jealousy, too, except for the No
Violet means dignity, and the ame
thyst is highly pried ns nu amulet to
keep friendship and love.
Green symbolizes hope, joy, youth,
and is represented by the emerald,
which is fabled to change color if the
Blue means constancy, truth and
friendship, and is represented by the
sapphire, although the "forget-me-not"
stone, the turquoise, and even tur
quoise-niatrix. have claims for recognl*
tion.-Ladies' Home Journal.
Young people are wearing white as
much as possible, even in white cloth.
Dinner gowns are being made in black
musliu. and very well i hey look, every
flouuee edged with a niche headed by
transparent black lace insertion.
There are likely to be a good many
new fashions in jewelry. Stones worn
long ago which have had to take a
back seat are once more to thc fore
because they accord with the light col
oring of the material. Those who have
been treasuring up old jewelry are
having such stones roset with .the
most satisfactory results.
Ribbons For Stock?.
Ribbons for stocks now come woven
in one piece about six inches in width
and one and one-half yards in length.
Tile edges, are finished with a sarin
stripe, and the ends with heavier
masses of the floral design. Other new
linens are overshot with linen threads
in large plaids. Still a third variety,
called linen crash, is woven like coarse
gauze, and dotted with black chenille.
Pearl Trim minen Fop ular.
Pearl trimmings abound. A novel
trimming takes the form of tiny
bunches of grapes, the pendants made
of green beads. Ribbous interlaced
to'form a plaided effect form a novel
garniture. Still another form of trim
ming is lace with one color introduced
in the white mesh. Tale heliotrope,
delicate pink or light blue may be
found In these fancy laces.
An Odd If at.
An odd hat is a big one made of in
numerable shirrings of fawn-colored
chiffon. In the centre, of t?e hat is
a big rhinestone buckle, which holds
the ends of three feathers, one black
and one white, with one of fawn be
tween. Starting from the buckle, these
ostrich plumes spread out and fall in
a row over the back of the hat.
Parasols In Linen Colors.
Parasols are again shown in linen
colors. Lace tucking and shirring is a
feature on the more e'aborate parasol,
while a decidedly :?ew touch is seen
in a petal puff at the point. This is
known as the tulip top, the tiower-llke
petals standing up about the stick
and spreading out upon the parasol
top as well. The other trimmings lie
rather flat on the cover.
Mourning liing* Now.
Mourning rings are rinding their way
back into fashion, but they are not at
all like the old-t' ne hair rings. Tar
nished silver, black enamel, black
pearls, and white and black cameos
The Fashionable Droop.
Dresses droop in the skirts, sashes
roop, ends of ribbons in a fashionable
)ilette droop also, and in the large
lack hat now w:oru ends droop over
ie back of the hair and look wondc-r
llly graceful the while.
A Handsome Hat.
An attractive hat which has a rather
p-to-date appearance is made entirely
? gardenias, their leaves and buds.
Cii I'M Gibson Dre?B.
"Little Miss Gibson" is a most fash
mable young person, and appears in
ie favorite gowns made of all soft
ools as well as washable fabrics,
he pretty May Manton model shown
suited to all, but ira illustrated is
ade of white pique, simply stitched,
id is worn with a narrow belt of the
The waist is made over a titted lin
g that, with the left front, closes at
ie centre. But the waist itself is laid
deep pleats that extend over to the
aist line at the front, and closes invis
ly at the left shoulder and beneath
ie left pleat. The circular front of
e skirt meets the back, that is laid in
TO box pleats, but laps in front where
closes at the side to make a continu
is line Avith tile waist. The sleeves
e in bishop style with straight cuffs,
id at the neck is a standing collar.
To cut this dress for a girl of eight
?irs of agc four and three-quarter .
A GIBSON DRESS.
rds : went]; -seven incjics wide, foul
il quarter yards thirty-two inches
de. or three and three-eighth yards
rfy-four inches wide will be required.
[THE TWO ROCKEFELLERS I
The Personalities of America's First j
Billionaire and Ills Son.
T~ THE mode of life of John I
' L Rockefeller, who is repute
to he America's first billioi
"J* aire, is striking in its slmplh
lty. Although he out-distances Kin
Midas in his ability to turn everythin
that he touches into gold he is force
to live upon the plaiuest of foods, as h
is a victim lo chronic indigestion. Thi
disease has worked a weird effect 1
his personal appearance, as will I
seen by a glance at t 'portrait on thi
page.# The picture or him with whic
the public is most familiar represeul
him as a well preserved man, with
stubby mustache and a good crop c
hair. The truth is that since bis dy:
pepsia became of the nervous varlet
he hes lost his mustache, every ha,
on his head, and even his eyebrows.
He is of frail build, and in looking ?
him no one would suppose he was ga:
lng upon one of the greatest financi;
powers in the world. Strangely enoug!
he ls democratic in his ways. On an
Sunday he may be seen mingling wit
the members of the church he attend
which is a modest edifice, as New Yoi
churches go. His fellow-worshipei
are workmen, clerks and small bus
ness men. He takes up the regular cc
lection, aud lu other ways evinces
practical interest in thc affairs of h
chosen place of worship. He indulge
In a few hours of outdoor exercise evei
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER Ii
iay in an attempt to alleviate the mis
eries of dyspepsia. His dividends for
jne year from the Standard Oil Trust
lloue amount to about $40,000,000. He
started in life penniless, but he will
irobably die tho richest man of his
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is a young
nan who was born to great wealth aud
ts responsibilities. He is now ncquir
ng the experience which will equip
dm to manage thc vast financial and
ndustrial interests that will eventually
levolve upon him. He is most unas
inming and has au agreeable personal
ty. His nature is a very religious one,
iud he takes much pleasure in conduci
ng a Bible class composed of young
leople in humble walks of life. He is
ond of athletics, owing his weil propor
ioned physique and his splendid health
o a'moderate indulgence therein. He
s credited with having made of his
iwn accord several lucky plays in Wall
Jtrcet, when he is said to have shown
inusual judgment for one of his brief
xperience in that vortex of millions.
Ie is married to the charming daugh
er of Senator Aldrich, of Rhode Isl
;nd. Although they have a house in a
ashionable section of New York City
hey are seldom seen in society.
As we all know, young Iiockcfeller
s a member of a family whoso means
re ample enough to afford him any
ind of enjoymeut or advantage that
an be bought with money. If the fa in
ly taste Inclined toward yachts, or
ace horses, or pictures, it could be
ratified. If young Mr. Rockefeller
ared to ride in and out of Manhattan
n a Sunday afternoon iu a French au
omobile at $ir> :.n hour, he could well
fford to do so, and never take thought
JOHN I). ROCKEFELLER JR.
bout the lapse of hours. He might
ven play polo if he cared to, and bave
s good ponies as the market afforded,
lut he has rather odd tastes for ?} rich
.oung man. He pays pretty cb'se at
ention to busine.-.-. but outside of that
ils chief conceru ,eems to be bis Bible
class, .ur. nuv&eicMri, mc
to say that it was a man's religious
duty to get all the money he could, by,
honest means. The son's convictions
seem to tend the same way. A -week
ago he expounded the parable of the
talents, with Its moral, "unto him that
hath shall be given," and drew from it
lessons of hope for the diligent. The
man who is going wrong, he said, is
not going at ail, for the reason that the
going man may be steered right, where
as the inert one is adrift without head
way. That is pretty sound doctrine,
and would probably be indorsed by the .
present President of the United States.
Fri yarp Libraries in Mexico.
There are not a few fine and exten
sive private libraries in Mexico, for
there are many book lovers among the
educated people of this country. In
this city libraries ranging from 4000 to
10,000 volumes exist, and one of the
most valuable collections of "Ameri
cana," books relating to the discovery
and early settlement of Latin America,
is that of Don Jose Maria de Agreda,
an erudite gentleman descended from -
an ancient and noble Spanish family,
who is the librarian of the national mu
seum. Senor Agreda's collection is
noted for its many priceless volumes,
for he has been collecting books in this
city since he was a lad. He is an en
thusiastic antiquarian, and no man is
fitter for the great task of writing a
history of the City of Mexico than this
learned and cultivated gentleman, one
of the ornaments of Mexican culture.-*
Mexican Herald. ;
Geronimo a Free Alan. ^
Geronimo, the noted Apache warrior,
M CHARACTERISTIC POSES.
-From the New York Journal. '
who for so many years Avas a frontier
terror in Arizona, is to be made a citi
zen of the United States. General
Frank Armstrong, of the regular army,
has been at Fort Sill for some time
looking into the matter of his release,
and he has just forwarded to Washing
ton thc necessary report which will
cause Geronimo to be released soon.
Although he bas been a prisoner of
Avar since his capture by General Law
ton twelve years ago, in reality he has
been a free mau for the last seven
years, or ever since he Avas sent to
Fort Sill. Oklahoma Territory, from the
everglades of Florida.
He has never tried to escape but
once in the past seven years, and that
was about the time of the Spanish war,
when the old man claimeed he wished
to enlist as a scout and fight the Span
iards. He has been a m.?del prisoner