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THEANACONDA STANDARD: FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER TJ, 1889.
ODDBITS OF LIFE.
Umway at twins, m|i a New York^to the Btrifalo Kmprmm, you have^sen Um xi nellert l^u lufci^Millie-Cbristins, consisting of two^1 Joined together by nature much^conipaetly than were the famous^Siamese twins. Millie and Christine^bare been shown by Baraum and other^exhibitors for many years, and are now^aged about 40. The Siamese brothers^married two wives, as you will remember,^and lived in South Carolina, after^retiring from the museums, until^the death of one from disease was^immediately followed by that of the^other from fright. A post-mortem exam-^(nation proved that physicians had been^right In saying that a surgical separation^would have been fatal. In the case of^Millie and Christine even the suggest ion^of parting them can not be considered,be-^cause they are Joined from their hips near^^ly up to their shoulders. But it was not a^question of freakish anatomy which led^me to write of these women. Ex-Judge^Uittboefer is nNew York lawyer to whom^show people go with many of their knotty^legal questions.
Butno case was ever presented to me^that was easier to decide, und yet, more^curiously novel,^ tile lawyer recently said^to me, ^than that of Millie-Christine.^The death of Dick Fitzgerald, through^whose show agency much of the business^of the museums was done,recalls this mat^^ter, which came to me about a year ago.but^lias never been published. Fitscrald called^at my office with a letter from Millie-^Christine, requesting me to find out^whether, if they were to marry one and^the same man, it would constitute bigamy^in the eyes of the law. It was evident^enough, although they did not say so ex^^plicitly, that an offer of joint marriage^had been made to them ami that they con^^templated nil acceptance in case the tri^^partite union would be lawful. They^urged that they had always Ix-en adver^^tised as *a two-headed girl,' the claim ls-^ing made on their behalf that they were^one individual with two heads, four arms^and four legs. If that view of them could^be accepted in law then a single^husband would be quite proper. But they^were pious Methodists and hail no notion^of doing anything wrong, legally or relig^^iously. Fitzgerald wished my professional^opinion for the guidance of the twins. ^^f^course the theory that they were one per^^son was entirely untenable, and I^had no difficulty in forming an^opinion that their Joint marriage^to one person would be bigamy^for him. It would entail no criminal pun^^ishment on the wives, nor was it likely^that proceedings would ever be had^against him under the peculiar circum^^stances. But I had to tell them that if the^question ever came before a court they^would surely be decided twins, and only^the one marriage ceremony which pre^^ceded the other would be valid, while the^second one, although it might have oc^^curred a minute later, would be invalid,^and would possibly subject the husband^to prosecution. At the same time I re^^in hided Fitzgerald of the late Charles^O'Connor's remark when he was asked^whether it was legal to shoot a burglar to^death on sight. ^The law would say hang^you for it,^ lie exclaimed, ^but no public^prosecutor or judge or jury would punish^you for it; so shoot the burglar.^ After^the same fashion I advised Fitzgerald^that Millie-Christine's prospective hus^^band might be sent to state's prison for^bigamy, but that nobody would ever un^^dertake to do it. However, the two-headed^girl concluded to live unmarried.
Fattenlug Slaves to Kill.
Fatteningslaves in a park and feeding^them up like animals destined for the^table and then leading them to a sliam-^bles where they are slaughtered like oxen,^cut into pieces, and shared bit by bit^among hungry cannibals^such is the^practice which is permitted, according to^M. Fondese, a French explorer, in some^of the French, Belgian, Portuguese, and^even British territories in Uhuuglii. M.^Fondese was sent out three years ago by^tlie French government to discover the^sources of the Niarguillon, and having re^^turned after the successful accomplish^^ment of his task he hastens to tell his^countrymen nil uliout the terrible things^which he has seen in his travels.
The^fattening parks^ or paddocks are,^he says, to Is- seen in each village and^contain men and women who have been^taken in war. The poor wretches tuke^their doom philosophically, and some of^them to whom M. Fondese offered free^^dom actually refused it. They, cat, drink,^dance and sing until the heud ^fetish-^man^ comes round, accompanied by all^orchestra of tom-tom and tin-kettle play^^ers, selects a sufficiently fut specimen,^carries him or her to the market place of^the village, and splits his or her head^with a hatchet or scythe-like knife. The^eyes and tongue of the victim are given^to the ^boss^ fetish, and the rest of the^Imdy is divided among the anthropophagi.
Ouresteemed Chinese contemporary,^the Hu /*^^, bus been investigating the^origin of foot-cramping by ^ 'hinese women.^The practice is of very ancient date. Some^affirm that it rose in the time of the live^dynasties that is, in the tenth century A.^l^. Juo Niang, the mistress of Li Yu, the-^last emperor of these dynasties, tied up^her feet with silk into the shape of the^crcsciit moon, and all the* other beauties^of the time imitated her. The literature^of previous dynasties do not allude to the^custom. During the reign of Kong Hi^(ltitit A. D.i an edic t forbade foot-crump^^ing under various penalties, the local^officials being held rcsi^oiisihle in some^degree for violation of the law by Un^^people in their district. But tlie fashion^Was too strong, and in VMM at the instigu^tion of the hoard of ceremonies, this e^fict^was withdrawn. It is still universal in^Kuaiitung and Kuangel.
PRESIDENTCANNOT AT HOME.
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Thereis no more interesting figure in^Paris to-day than President Camot, says a^letter from France to the Boston Herald.^The gay capital is thronged with distin^^guished men from all nations, but the^president of the republic is so forceful a^man that he attracts attention even among^the giants of other lands, who, by the^way, are as numerous as the leaves in the^famed valley of Vallomhroaa.
PresidentCamot is not a hard-worker in^tlie sense that bard work is understood in^America. He floes not bother himself^with details. He keeps a sharp eye on all^that is going on about him, but be does^not consider it his duty to perform a^c'.erk's work. He would not dream of work^^ing as President Cleveland used to do, and^as President Harrison now does. Like all^Frenchmen be is a late riser. Coffee and^rolls are served in his room. At ^ o'clock^he appears in his little study, which lends^from the big reception-rooms iu tlie^Klysee palace. His private letters are^oiiened ami on his desk. He pulls his^easy chair up to a window, pulls at a^cigarette, and one of his secretaries in^^forms him of tlie contents of his mail.^( lecasionally lie dictates replies and somi -^times lie answers letters by his own hand.^At lO o'clock President Carnot reeoivos^members of the government, leaders and^deputies who have business with him. At^11 o'clock he has dejeuner, or breakfast,^either in the palace or he may go out to^the house of a friend. Dejeuner is a pop^^ular meal, and Carnot seldom sits down^alone. His wife, children, or one or two^friends usually join him. At noon he re^^ceives such visitors as may have business^with him, and just now a good many of^these |m'ople are Americans, who^have heard of the affuhility of the^president of La Hclle France und wish to^see him and shake hands with him. To^these he is all imlitencss and attention.^His manner would do credit to Chester^^field. He goes about the room from one^person to another, making all feel com^^fortable and at ease. Those of his vis^^itors who have private or public business^with him are taken into an adjoining^room. At 1 :'^*) o'clock such public iloou-^ments as it is necessary for the president^to see and sign are brought to him. About^2:30or I o'clock he is free. Sometimes he^goes for a drive in the Bois do Boulogne or^for a walk, but at present lie is devoting^most of his time to the great exposition.^At ti o'clock he returns to the palace. Ut^^ilities with his family and usually a friend^or two at 7 o'clock. He is a good liver,^and his table is loaded with dainties.^After dinner friends of the family arc re^^ceived. Sometimes there is music. Quite^often the president goes to the opera or^theater, and at 11 :'M o'clock he retires.
FreitiinnirfrZritung: A now road was^about to tie made in a certain parish in^the Bohmerwald. The surveyor came,^took his observations, and with consider^^able care and exertion, staked out the^road. When this part of the work was^done he went to the mayor of the parish^and said: ^I must usk you to sec that the^poles art* not stolen over Sunday.^ Mon^^day morning the surveyor came back.^Sure enough the stakes had gone. The^mayor had locked them up for safety in^the town ball.
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Boardof Trader ^ Waiter, a porterhouse^steak, well done.
Boardoff Trader (after an interval ^^Waiter, where's my steak f^Waiter^Comiii', sail.
Boardoff Trader-Well, it was ffor^^September delivery.'
AmericanPronunciation of French.
Thepronunciation of French phrases^which have come into common use by^people who haven't much knowledge of^French is rather an interesting study, says^the New York t!mi^hic. In the restau^^rants, for instuliee, there is gen^^erally as much confusion als^ut the^names of French dishes as there is over^French names on the American stage.^Tliere is an uncertainty as to the plural off^charlotte russe, for instance, which is gen^^erally rendered ^charlotte russes.^ The^other day a waiter solved tile ipiestiotl,^though, by calling out, when two charlotte^russes had been ordered, ^two Charley^Rosses!^ This reminds one somehow^of tin- local pronunciation of the Hotel^lies Isles, down at Mount Desert: the^natives call it ^I^e Sizzle's hotel.^ Years^ago iu the course of his wanderings lie^came upon a lovely island iu the straits^of Mackinac, which was called Bob^Long's. Curious in matters of local nom^^enclature, he inquired who Bob Long was,^and by means of that tradition his name^liecnmc tied to the island, and it was ^ x-^plaincd that the name came from the^French und was s|m-llcd Bois Blanc,^^only,^ said the local authority who was^consulted, ^that is the way it is pro^^nounced, you know.^ But this attempt at^a genuine French pronunciation, like tlx-^Wisconsin Dudamorc for Butte* tlos^Morts, is a good ileal bettor than our Dess^Hn^KS-es street.
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