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THE KANSAS GIT Y JOURNAL. SUNDAY, JANUAKY 20, !)(?.
MYSTERY OF "LOONEY CAYE."
A mi.st mucin) rurrtv, in kti:i;
HII1CII MIMN INSANITY.
Vnsnliii) Horror of ths Hnro Theory
That It Is tnimil by IllKliltlont ot
Million of Ilittlctnvkpt
The l,ntt Mrtlm.
Trorn the Olfrtw-lvmocttit.
If a tratnvr hotiM ttsll lmnf Kits
m n i s rMn no- a strati story vnmhl
t li-nr l and th prwrf. er, rather, th
j. tim .f lh startling t4, wonkl doabt
It - i piintpd ottt.
H in'- Kttmtllrr. tr itd of jtp fum'ly
i li ir1 ft tittle nMn on the ImnR
" hik river, lit Vebtcr county. V. ..
h' v tlm. frrtll last Monday h a
i r I on of th- mmt powerful mt
w l'-'rr. and was. ft stronw, iron-nrrlnl,
mountaineer, capable of hoMitr up
n' with the twt at ft lott-muilns- or
v i ro. or of n.lnrn uir smAitnt nf
V present Kttnnrillr Ho In the mum,
nt t -. so n-cak a rhtlil could hold hlrh,
m ' it other t terrible In the maniacal
i i xi.ins which rfif him at Intervals
il i t take four or Ave men to sitbdun
H-v o- hsnm tell nv hor H"n Klts
n U r wnr In le lajrmey cave' la the on
l.'tort whti h n Webwterlte propound to
n .t'lcr now at m"ttns?. and It Is trot
tnnc "die looncy cave" has again
tl-tmtrt n. Mcllm. unit hy Ha mvslsrlnu
H 11 ns certain a mv-sterlnus, haa dp
sti m l n man's reaaon and haa wrecked n
li.il py mountain home.
ulo Ixronej rate" la n. natur-il lunnl
f Ttcndmir m1er a mountain, -which, when
rtit l-J bv human belna. ha never failed
ti nllli i thrm with the strangest form of
!ninti What It holds, m Its yawnlri;
I th hiv never Jet been expHlned, alnoe
i n.in who haa ventured to explore theni
li i r turned to the outer air n. lunatU-,
with roioh entirely llent limned, nml nn
expr .,iib on their facea aa It a aluht of
tin p'-aknble horror had been ultneMeil
I ii I. Mlnmlintr aa well aa he did the eer-til-i
allll. Hon which was to oertnke lilm
it lr trntiireil In the enern, It la ur
prl-lnir that Kltmlller hotild hate been
diiwti Into It, init It waa purel) an neel
1 lit 1I atnrtrd from home earlj Mon
0 i tnortilne- with Al Itnrdrlrk. hla broth-er-inliu.
to brlnc borne ohto venlon.
II' did not return tintll late Wednedny
r.'nlnr, when he m btoiiKht home bv
Jiirlrlrk ard aeernl othera, stiiiiRllmr
Jlobnlly In fplto of Ida arm beltijr tied
bfhlnllilm a rnlne mnnlrtc He wa d1
oi r it th. nme ray aliout noon wander-tl-1
i i, Tlina; tho Oantey rlvr lank. hot
far fn m th mouth of Ole Looney cave,"
bj llirdrlik and other, who bad tent
Slot a nhel Tueaday nlehta at th" Klt
liidli r abln The dna t!y paced In vnln
1 trjlne to dlemcr the mliialnB man.
Tin atory of bow Kltamlller wandered
Into t)u i',f la tolil b llanltlck. who, If
jie had b en Iea oarefiil, might now In- In
tlu f- im condition aa hl brotlier-lndaw.
ThTe had been n lllit fall of pnow Hun.
da nlcht, and It waa on account of thla
tli.it Iliirlrlck and Kltmlller had jrone on
In .' i r hunt ICItamlller'a rnbln la near
.the numtb of Sunr Kiln, where It empllen
li'ti thi r.tk rl-r, In tho t.lttle Hear C'tili
llalr t The, i:ik rlcr nt tila point, which
la about twehe mllea from Addlaon In tlm
tipper pirt or the count v, llowa nt the foot
of tli I'.uither knob. t-i the other aide ot
thn kt.d) 1 the Claulev river, tthlcli ilrnln
nil the inuntry on that aide The cntisnc,
ti tin? "I.ooney rate" la near the Oalil'V
river, not far from Ita continence with
The two hunter atarted out Monday
mornin,- croaae.1 the i:ik In n duirout lie-
1 nslnc to Kltamlller, mid followed the to it
of l'.inthcr knob pome dlatnnre up the
fir mi About S o'clock, llardrlck aap,
th ran ,i. roaa the truck of a buck In th
unow The buck had been feedlmr diirini;
the iillit In n laurel Iml, and had Koni
from If Into a thicket of haw bliahea. the
herb a ot which the deer are fond ot feed
Thj tracke.1 the buck from Iito tip tho
river aome dlatam e. It upjiearwl to b
in ikiiie for a thick InuM bml, known by
il.tir hunteta na the HIr Iluck bod a
The deir onlv tome out et nlglit, and lie
bid ! n the moat or the day In tho bod.
Ac the two hunters oxiiected, the deer
tri" led Into the llltr Iluck beds. The latter
loicr ronplderajile area and extend from
1h river bank a-inie dlatnnre up the mount,
nln ald. The bed er- none oer care
fully In "areb of the deer, and .Ipper"
Kltmlllet'a ilnsf, wiinaet Ovrf, l,ut the
bu. k cmiM raf he iutel out. The traeka
""''I M tra-td a i ertaln dNtnnee, anil
'"USty they dlnappenred. The don, too.
ae meil to nt Ijh to roiiow inem. ine
nnlinnl auddenly left, and after a few min
ute llur'rl.k fwn, they heard htm bark.
lr j in' iu or me mountain. rnmK
I ir hi b id xtarted a bin k, or Kotten It nt
I 'v Tin two men went In the direction
of I'' h'rklnif. A hen they reached ".NMp.
j nn re und him apparently Krntly e.
c i, uitti Ida hair lirldlllntr. amiulluir In
fr in of a thlik clump of laurel. It waa
in 'i I the bu k waa In the clump, and
w'i' utie of the hunter waited with
r -i k I nth the other threw atonea In to
a ire out the deer. Thepe had no elleet,
n I di iwlnjr hi liuutlnK knife, Kltamlller
M irto 1 In to aee If he could not meet with
bfinr jni i eaa In tlndliur the unime.
He w i Kone wimr time and llardrlck be
irnn n --'ft a little anxloiix. when he heard
Kn-iniii.r mil. and Hiuit.d to him. When
I e re.n. h 1 him he found Kltamlller atand.
tnir at th entrance to n lave In the mount
alii mIi and badiuir into thla were the
tri ks of the deer. The mouth of the cav.
f rn n is nut more than four feel hluli. and
w is as if It had been out out of the aolld
'I ho two Mopped, debating pome time
wlttt t to. whrn Kltamlller proposed lliiy
tdwiul I I oih mi Itul'le and net the deer,
wt 1 In s,iid, could not be tar awm, an I
II ii rn k sintea he positively refukeil to do
till- i I- lull aa he ttiw a alttn at one
' f i lu mtruiiiB traced on th llat
) fie of the rocks U w.ia cvtdvtilly .tit
It 1 in tnkiii, reprexentlnir u riittletpaka
with two head. The entrance to ' Ote
1 or v rave" had this alen, with othriJ.
an l l irdrlck a vera the Idea struck him
tr it thi mlKht l- aoother eniranee to
tl ii, llu told hi tompanuui thin, but
J, ir ill. r tbouirht It 4 lmpolble, and
i.i hi I In deurmlnution of troinif Imtlde
a -li ri .lUtaiice. It bu lonsf lieen a tn
' i n ih-it the loone tave extenda e.ear
fin nt,ii i'u nt In-1- knot, ami liao an opeuliiK
c ii . 1 Ik river ide of the jimimtuin
I ii .i :ln In KitmnliWr'a mind. IlurUrlck
ir no . 1 to persuado htm from hi hltta,
of 'in. r i the tuve.
I m i,uln' ttr Kit tlfct buck, ef I hev ter
f pr li in . tl'ur tbrouKh I'.iiither k nub, and
'.- i ,- lti lire throYvvil in," hdild KlUmlller.
lit In iter Im krertui l.ou; intra no
t l whir ver ma) tilt." ald llunlrkk.
'I Irv the belief It'll lead r Btralsht
ii . r trouble, and jer had better let the
b" k &r "
1 ot Kitsmlller'a llool was up, and he
ai irt. . In llu tiled to make the do fol
I -a him, but it ran uujj, whlnlut,'. and
t. in l badl) frltfbteaeil.
s Kit-mllUr started In, that va 'h
1.1-1 Ilardri. k saw of him until tw and tlm
c r f mud biro Wednesday afternooa in
I' Uiul.v side of the laountalu in bin
1 it '.'i I condition.
Hurlruk waited and waited for Kits
jr ill r t . oui.. out, but ttu-re were wo
t:.i 3 of hi lOiufstuWa 1I wven muteri.l
ti ough ouraae to Urt In tb ca a. fvv
fr. i )n dweribinK his Mnsutlun a
rfrierr d lu there h said
1.jtk t-rbout tvveoty feet or bmw the
civ KWltihd ott u 14a to thu riKht.
at t wuz bigKer I ftdlered it. vvba I bvuaii
rn r 1 - umthuV Jw like if It wuz tll-I-
n . r come rkiw My bewt t: rowed
uizz, uiid I BOt o idvJk I Osbl hardly
t. Tlitr' wux hUsiu tiWiu-l. like vz If
- -.- w.re a. uiUIion rattUra all rat ilia- at
v, ii -t I turned ruun' with what trut'th
z ft jni ituiobWd out I wuz sick for
.in h i r
Ilir i k ulud uoiil tUifbtfall and tluen
Tr rr I to the KUsuUhVr tabin. wiwre be
r ri i the ugair to iln, Kiimlllr. w ho
-, i f-rt itl worried Karly the nxt mora-
I ii.iiruk wlik Ui t'otor. Jae PullaK
t l t svtadl vUitetl the lUs U"k
t-ij- ml the mrante to thw cav. The
to w I' .inl shotted that KllsuiiUvr ha.'l
t ii ut aad t vw otted all da . w hi l
I ii i iii CoJar i.rosd tbv iiumju tain ami
w i th intra nve of "Ofe Uoocty Cave"
i e r b it there Were 0 footsteus leadluf
oat l it wl tbty rituraed to the tiig
Ji k b. I X one ot thtia could be In
.i -i aft. r the euerlnce of llardrlck, to
tro i -i K the uioutb of the oave, aad that
n h- t'i all rtturued to the KltsmlBer
cabin, where by thw time the family had
l- oai t'iribly alarised Jlrs. KiUmilUr
ST. . b-irii.al. and it was. with difficulty
th i- ?h. wa restrained from fc'olu out tn
tbf- larknti and trlot to Had her buss-
" l mht the party U by the iijnlock;
w i l nre la the fbln. listentoK to th wind
I I -he p u atoas Elk river nd triiaff co
qj i th. srief of thy wife awl children.
I II brlni; IUok bak all right to-raer-rqft.
SH" lljxdfik told thf anJjK
w man iu the UU tablu- -lies all riht,
uo 1 It "pears ez If he"s jt a. plalu' a,
trtik on us. Ut I dua't bruiK him bck
t..-morrov- jer aeedji't never claim nie fer
jer tr -her. and I don't want jr t pak:
ter in no more"
And the "little chap. ' a 'be cblldrea are
nlied ia -umble laountala phrase, were
. . jf rted and went Ur Uep while even tbe
lr her manased to snat h a little rest
i ii lawn, broke through the small,
to-ish. fanes of t'la?s ia tbe cabin win
do. iha rartz at tbe cabla acst morales.
MM t. by van flthet. who came from
the tlHnse nd trear-by cabin, heM a coit
aaltatlon a to wnit eour? t pnraa.
They llrtglly del.til to )ltt up. half jrolflK
to the frhr lrk fajftt. ftfil th other half
to th entrftnee of (Jle Ixane cAve. Hard
rlrft w tn thw purty, It crow,i the r.tn
thr Knob, went dffwn riney ni.lfe. tmtll
the rlvr waa rwaehed, and foiftwed It
nntll the rtwmth of the cave w-a plthted,
black nifain. the perpmll ulir cliff of tbe
moi.nfaln l.l. lth the dn i buphes. arm
broah In front of it
To their aurpilw, when they roa. he.! It.
they found tra. ks . -m n out of It Thl
anrprle wa tncreaei whn they found
the were tho" of a man nnl Kllatnlller'4
bevrmd a donlit. He h i worn a ptlr of
home-mftide fnoi 'Mdri. nnl the peculiar
shaped trwka tiwl by th"e W"fe plainly
flallde in the "Rie-W, vhlch had not
dl'ttirbed t th I lee ,ne it ha 1 fallen.
The track" were run ts th-r irmwd And
recroetl on on anwft.r n if the pffaon
mtWin them 5d ben drunk or crnt. ah I
the mountaineer Hwte, at one iintnr,
noilded thrlr head hd In their hcaftn tlt
fed the man' wlf nn.l thtMr.n , .
They followetl the rootprlrta hlcli let
uft the river, ahowli un.,r!ln In the
ra)iv. a If the ofie rnikln thim had van
tiered alont; m a ramMin, undetermfljeed
It waa hortty fjer noon when thev it
with th object tf their ern. He via
bfrtrd alntlna; th refrain of ft mourrUMn
avnT around a bed In the river before they
t"v him. and the way In whh h It W
dered confirmed aurlrlon It a Klta
mlller. but he mlaht na well hav been a
nlM beast When tH futtlv reaeheil htm
he waa backed up ftajalppt a point in the
cliff, with th Molten mt to k of hi rlfl"
In hi hand, and hla f re alarms; with th
etpreion of a wild beaat HI cap tma
one n.l hla hnlr tc matt-d over m
hpArl Itnfslelrlt anolr to him rmlt to b
9tnwerel with a fierce , mnnla. al ciire. ami
...i',. -.r., nun n ur.. .-. ..i,,,n ... . - ,
wnen ne ftpproacneii rioser "-J"m'rr
anoiRrii mm uown nun n """""v'"'-
barrel, ctittlna a. deep eash m hi forehead.
The others rlosed In, an I awn ha I the man
securely Mound, a tloitRn it toon it .nerce
flht to aiibdii him He fouht with the
r,.., .. m mrt.tM.lM tl.n Mcl mintm frfftfl
Kled bv the presence of hi captors. He
shook with fear ami rut", and It waa with
omm ihni ihv. tnn.l.pt' of thn ivartv no-
tk-ml the man dark hair, which two dav I
before had ret showed ft silver streak, was I
Hound hand and foot, and atrullti
llercelv. KltsmllUr was held ttnlll a d(t
out vvat broncht from 'I.lje Foadlck'S cabin
on the river bank, a mil- otidft half nwav.
and he wa tiff I Into thl. Prom there he
wa carried to the polet where the moun
tain path start from the. river arms
Panther Khoti. He wn then half drnffted,
half 1 I tip the steep path acros the moun
tain, and an taken to hi cabin on 1.1a:
river It waa a k'oomy parti of men that
led the demented hunter Into the home
which he had left In ood health and spirits
only two ila before. . . ..
.fr. Kltrnlller had exneclel the truth,
and beond a few moans, tb-' only allentlv
watched the men fie her huabati I down to
n IwhI. Kltamlller did not reeont?e her,
and w hen she approached him rew so
tlerco It was thought better to have her
kept away. . ...
A phval. Inn wn brouht to the enbln.
but beyond ndmlnlsterln some opiate be
eould do nothing and he acknowledfteil It.
He stated that the case resembbd one he
had met with once In fore, and whbh waa
Incurable. It waa that of a. woman who
hnd been craze,! bv wnklnK up nt nlht and
dlpeoverlnif a rattlesnake In her Iwd. She
hnd lain 111 mortal terror. In the nleht. with
the reptile colled near her bend, afraid to
move. In the mornln the snake glided
throtiicb a chink In the lo tieir the bed
from where It had come, but the woman
lost her reason and never reunified It. Her
case, the doi tor nld, and that ot Klta
mlller were stranaelv slmllir.
t)ci ii'liinnlly KltPtnlller appeared to hnvo
lucid moments, and .lurlti thtse llardrlck
would stand nt tin hind of the bed and
"Tell u what ver seed In the eave.Hanae,
and mebbe It will In lp er. Tell lis what
jer peed. Yer know we I all er friends."
Once be looked aliout him aa If toiiiK to
reiollect, and hair muttered-
"I hev been In the h - hole ltelf. Ther'
wuz a place full uv rattlers and 1 tried ter
keep 'cm off."
Thl was alt that could lie gotten from
him, for the reoolhotlon of thl appeared to
have a lunl effect en him. and he ha I 'Ita
of terrible mn lnosa, during which ho al
most broke from thn bed.
Several renons are ,lwn for the peculiar
effect of the cave on p. rsons entiln It.
One ot these Is that the mndne Is caused
by the presenee of thousands Of rattle
snakes, which the mountaineers claim at
thl time of the year enter It to spend the
vvlntir. It Is tboiiRht that the terror In
spired by their preseuie lu audi great liuin
liers drives a person eraay, or perhap It la
th" smell of the reptiles. More than mice
a bluish sort of vapor has been swell com
III from the mouth of the cave, and moun
tnlneers.hHpiH nlmr to pass up Mauley river,
have tieeu made di uthlv sb k b It,
A scientist from Washington, some ear
nun In Webster, advamed the theory that
the cavern continued a tiulsoiiuue xn,
ftunnntlmf from the lied of Hulne mineral.
Whbh was responsible for the effect. He
had too nun h re!ict howiver, for the
stories tuld hltn of the iibn e bv the natlvtH
to ka Into It. and so the real reason baa
in ver been explained.
About swi ii jears ao a party of reve
nue omVcra. on tin hunt for "moonshine"
distilleries, came to Webster. In Home
manner they were led to believe that the
cave was the resort of the "pine-top
haps," and two of them made an Insist
tlon, much to the drllKht of th moun
taineers, whose hatred of a "revenoo" Is
even worse than that of a rattlesnake.
The two oltleers went Inside, 'ind only one
ever returned, lie was ravin mad, and
It was euppoed he nnl the other. In their
madness, had attacked one another, and
the one who bad disappeared had been
The cave stands back from the Mauley
river alMiut 13o feet. It eiiteis the almost
liriwnill.ulnr mountain aide, which rUes
several hundred feel to the top, on a level
with the river bank. The entrance Is
somewhat choked with -.tones This is
from the fact that years a" mountaineers
unit on tup of the ridge, us ilose tu the
ede above tbe cave as they dared, and
pushed tbe rocks over with the hot of
completely ttlllnK the entrance, but the at
tempt was not suivei-Mful. The mouth of
the tave is hidden by these roi ks, which lie
In front of it. It 1 about ten f.et in height
and U probably six ur seven In width. A
short distance In the cave makes a sharp
turn, slid it U a Hill known fact that when
niivbody bos nmo i.,i,n, , i (i1m be or she
has mver returned In sound mind.
The uud rbrush and mountain shrubbery
Is thl' k all aluiiK tbe bank where the cave
Is locoed, but direttly in front of It, and
ttbe same Ulstuacu on tlther side, the
growth is withered ami blasted, as If a
(Ire hail passed through, and has always
been so. This is s lid to be caused by the
poisoiiuua exhalation Issuing from the
That the Indians knew of tbe cave and
realised its straiuce iutiueui e Is showu from
tbe fact that there are a number of kIicu
and tluu res xeralched and marked utn. r,i
t lav, or ome nubstame, uu the rocks form,
ins; the enlraiue In nearly every lustatue
these l-Uns depict a two-headed rattle.
ii nue, tieariy urawn, m a ntimui-r or Jlffer
111 IwelllQOS. 1BU SBOWS I
attached a klsulticeuce to
eat pucitloa. This shows that the Indians
Kiiat-neii i MsMiuceuee vu iHv repine, la
i-oaneciiou with the cave, the sum us tbe
The West Virginia mountalnters are ex
tremelv sun. ratill.jijs, ami loauy of tbe na.
lives are of tile opluiun that Klt-nilller wai.
drawn into the other opening; t the cave
by "the White rwer ut Webster" This is
an animal of evil repute, to m wbkh Is
considered to meaa tbe death of the person
Seeing it lu a. shdrt tiaie. It uas never
before bttu sutrtieatuil tout the deer lurd
aaythiaj,' to do with "Ole fjoaey Oave."
but. a the baunt of the creature had al
ways been a mystery, this soniu of the
problem Is acteuted wirb dellKht. Tile two
cotnblaed serve t strenntbeu the tradl
tloos of Websterites ia a mauuer which
would hardly be ioelble otherwise.
A i'inumiis exiir.solou in Webster, when
a mountaineer wauts to say another Is
trazy. is lie must hev' b'en la 'uie I.oo
aey I'ave.' ur dreamt erbout b-iu' in thar'.
uuu or t'other "
What was laue KiUmiUer's Xh-rleiue
duriiur bl journey through the wiuutain
from tbe HUl ltuck beds to the mouth ot
"Ole Itoae) Cave" ouly he tould tell, and
he Id not ouip.'teUt. Its secrets, if he rea
llzwl tbeui. will not be divulged by aim,
and will remain safe for the iut, as they
have for the pjt, leulury or ceoturtes.
That bis stay Ut the mwtii was borrlble la
the iltreuie annut be doubted froot tbe
look of terror wbi'-h 1ms ui-u-r sou out of
his eyes slate bis return. Ho uutu who lias
not met dedtfc fate to face, ami a death of
some terrible dtstrlpuoa. lius ever bad such
a look of fear impressed upou his features
The reiaeuitbruute of wtuu he wluwssed
must have been too awful to lutve ever
left lu brain ur faded from bin counte
nance AU il.iy Uum the buster lies oa hla rouicb.
low bed. ou the uneven tluick llottr of tbe
caUs. ra viui.- JUd luuxteriug. The awe
struck raountaiuters wue to, take a look
ut the flsure without sueaMEur. and, after
lw.vuuf Uei'u satisHed with, setiui; one who
luis been U "ole Ijooey t'ave," they pasa
out slleailv Tbe ouly noie la that inade
by the mania' father, and the sobWujr of
the "little chaps and tbe heartbroken
I'api Spoke I'lnlulr.
Laura "Aad ao-vv you niut see papa."
r.slBaaW "I bve seeu biui vr rather he
bo seta me. He told me yesterday that I
either bad to dtclare myself or stay out
of the boue." ItidianapolU Tribune.
Wbeu I'u 1 1 Crutiouj.
"Ifusb; there are visitors In the drawing
How do vou know""
Id.-fa. 1'iU ia sajms 'ily (Jsar to
sumaa. ' JuJx.
STORIES ABOUT ANIMALS,
lSTi:itrTINtl AMI It'ItlDI' itiims
tll.llAM.I) I HUM Ai:il)LS s)litf.
IIore Tint Dlvf -ftlor nc In
Anlni.ilA tle Old lt.lt-KTtiMn
Show l'rojttet Artetlnc
a 1 Ircv.
An Interwtlnir feature ot th pet ttttHk
ahow in Iwlhtnapoll the ftUst ot the
min-tralllna; hlnodroinwl- tnt re rem
petlna: for pllitea The eWSHttWm Iret
tvt fnvorahl', th- fre. tins; wemther havln
.1 ter.dencv to kill the acent, and nevril
do owner declined to entef their tloiinda.
Thla and the- fact that the ptivement ind
cdon. of the city floold htr th effect of
ronfnin thy. doffp. reiluced the tiumlut of
ri nte'tam to four.
At 11 o.lork Hr..m. of WoUottio. Ind.,
tfnlked out to IWaware and W abaah
alrta nd atood rot a, tv minutes on the
rorrer, tleen walked mptrtly diitrn Wahaah
to AlahafhA and titrnd feofth. He was the
vktlmthe man whom th dotra Were oln
M try to run down. W ltrll l not rnmll.
lal with the rlty and choe hi own route.
An hour and n. half later the four dor
ere put upon the trail. They ton It
readllv and pulled upon the lhes with
which they Were hfld.
A lare crowo followed the don, and np
rrte atret ami down another, where htin
drela In the mfntlrm had paaed, thv
wrnt. Pteverat tlmra thn itoa ancMiaeeit
t i i "f-ii, i'ii niirr iirviuiiniT nrf'l eiirrs -
rrrrul, h'it after ilrriilftnir and scurry-
in they would oaten the ent anln, a
, n rrew Hotter and notter Finaltv the
,,,, i the way hnclt to the state houa.
llp tnp .,tr. , tn ,hln, , ty fn
,mf ot tn , Whl.-h Ir lll wag
nttn himaeir after ht iortm wain.
11" ha I arrived fifteen miniltea before, the
t"t waa lontldered In every Way a stic
A Horrible t.iblrr.
There la a spider In Jcw Stealand thm
nallv throws colt of It web about the
head of Ita prey until the retched Victim
H first blinded fthd then hok- d In many
untriiented dark nook or tne jungle
you eom across perfe t skeletons of small
birds cauht In these terrible snares.
A 1 lit Intt lliir'e,
Thev have a strange attraction nt one ot
the opulnr pleasure resorts in Penttle,
says the San 1 ranelsco Uxaminer. A horse
leaps thirty feet down Into tbe deep water
of ImUh Washington, and swims to the
shore. Thousand of people congregate to
wltnea the wonderful Bnd amii-ln per
formance. A high platform I constructed on the
edge ot the wharf, which I Just Wide
enotiKh for the hore and two men. As
tho horse ascend to the platform he scemn
to be In delight, and standing nt the top
lie tosses his hi ad around to look at the
crowd with a very proud air, and one can
almost Imagine blm savin in his eotism:
"Irfiol. at me' I am the only horse in the
world that inn f rform such a feat'"
Hverv one hold bis brent h as the word
"tlo" Is said, until he teaches the wat r.
Down, down he goes, and when he Use to
thn surface n. cheer from tho crowd oi a
up, ant he at ottco begins to swim toward
tho shore, and na he reaches It be leapa
up anion tho crowd, it glosav. black, lteau
tlful animal ill master, who la waltlnic
for blm. KtHpa hla bridle and linmcdltilv
starts hlni olf on n run. mid ketpa him
moil nt? until be la thoroughly dry.
A Hone 'Hint Thlul.
Superintendent rnrnaworth. of the chil
dren home, lotatod one mile from Hello,
rontnlne, O, bna a wonderful old family
horse. Itev. I'arnsworth drlvea him to
town even day, giving him the rein. On
week dava lie trota as regul. rly aa clock
work to hi regular hitching post. In front
of the superintendent of tin M II. Hohhath
school's; store, but on Sundny lie turns In
the opiKislte direction of his own aocoul
and solicrly trot up to the church door,
t olur srti.i lu tiitiuil.
Aceordln to Popular Science, It Is next
to Itntiorslhle to cite an tnxtanie In which
a do Identifies an object b) tin hue. nml
there la little positive "V Iden that the
larger iiundrupi! have much sense of
color. lKitnestic initio tiro so fur affected
by violent contrast of white and dark that
the prvsenre of a black, white or Vf-ry
clenrh spotted animal in the herd some
tlmea results lu calves leln thrown of the
sntno color or markings. Itut thmwh red
Is said tn Irritate a bull, and to excite hunt
or by association of Ideas tlm latter state
ment reels jKirtly on surmise. A setter baa
been known to refuse to retrieve a black
rabbit -lieente' It nlimrrnttytticmght it
master bad shot a blm k int. Hut a. house.
Ilvlti do shown no preference for n rtd
cuiet or ni over a blue or varlea'..
one, nn 1 epree no surprise of curiosity
nhethir Its muster weari a ml uniform
dr a blink ovi-niu suit. None of the hik,
Mhether wild or tame, show nn partlalltv
for bright hue; nml umon all tbe strata
gems iisd from time Immemorial by hunt
ers, the use of colur ait a lure for qtladru
p ila I notably fthstiit,
I'rogrspt lu It ibblt".
Australia 1 a progrfslve country; even
the rabbits are wide ai.akt- ami up to dote,
Th which nre now Infestln Oueenslaud
bav learneil to climb trees by their- teeth,
devouiinir the bark aid twigs to a h. 'Utt
of over eight feet. 1'ences are Ineffeitual
anlnt cllmblnv rabbits.
iiiij "Ibnt ttork,
llftV thoUSttnil Itelellin llafl sm mn!..tf.
d III draggini; small carts about the
i. The ur snlit to have natr
r iiower than any other aniniai. lie.
do to easily pull four times their
weight. Thev are often merlon. l...! nml
cruelly treaul, and nn elforl u Mn m do
to improve llu Ir condition by assiti laws
punUhln the use cf the whip and ki k.n.
prtiblbltiiiii' the .iiiplovm.-iit of ii un-Ur
t eiit) -two Imhrs shoulder bvlirtit. an.)
.-.inijH.lllinc tbw u of such luirii..-4-i an I
shafts as will allow the animals to lie
down for rest.
A lint on Ottard.
Tho shrewdness and sagacity r ,.,!
memlkTB of the rodent family have ben
demonstrated in iwinberlus lnstaiues but
an liuideui recently wltncssel by Supertn
teulent Tyler, of l-hiladelphht, anorilliirf
to the Itecor'l, is worthy of remark. Tt.
yard of a hoiu-e udjoluiu a etablc on K v.
eiiteetnh street, above Fairmount uvtiiue.
h is been infeste I with rata for a Ion
time, and a, few days un'i a memlier of the
family stt a kirae wiie trap in the vari
ilr Tyler woe sealed In the rear rnai
of :t Mrayson street house and w-atih-d
results with jjrf it Interest. I'irst me rat
scudded across the (trass and took au ob
servation. In another minute a dozn l.t
tle i-at istme trooptUM a Ion ,-, with the evl.
dent Intention of siiuiplin the ehetse.
Just then a Jean, Ion, ttray oil rat. wl ij
bis tall chopped on probably from a pre.
vious experience with traps, appeared and
n4wu an me nine ram away. Tne old rel
ic kept watch all th- afternoon, and ef.
fe. tually preveiitel a. .-Injsle rat, youn or
ol I, front enterluK the tiap,
lisrulvute uf the inter.
Tbe sea otter combines the habits of a
seal with the intelligence, aaid auiuini
"haracter of tbe otur. Whin wet la
Bern tar out at sea, they are eouiinunly
seen svtlnuuluj.- ou thtir backs, Tby evet
eat their foo.1 I in tu thU ptu-ltion en the
water, and nurse their loun uoes on their
chests between their paws, exactly i a
:ouih Sea bflaml uuxher iui. with h -r
baby lu the water. Wheft swimujins iu thU
attitude, they even shude their with
their i .vis wbeu the sua duzli th hi.
Sow they are so rare that the ixht uf a
single otter kitiiuwiUo' out at .-e-i ie, a ij
aal fur a, tleet of Aleutian boat to set uut
for Us capture, aud the poor beast U hunt
el till il can keep below tbe water no
loaicer and alloita, itself to be te-aed.
Proai the whole urea of the North Pacta..,
in which lues, pelagic animals uiu found,
the supply of ea otter skins during lbs
rst year wus ouly 1 .". r'or si -ars
bo steoiilV d ercae.J at tiv rate of jifl
kins a year, and it 1 probable that in a
few ecir.' time the creature will only be
een iu the coUeoUoas uf uuturullsu.
lluth lriue lu Vuur Uut.
I tats, ai-ecirdlni" to Hussion kiyaiuau,
who exhibits a taute troupe of the b.;.
are more easily uuht than ios. thcy
have a mure reuuiivt eat tor language and
ur.uter adaptability tbas any other animals-
Iouie Michel, woo U also fvud of
rats, has dUcoVtrid many virtu. s u tjieua.
They have le.p.ct for the ajted. fauuMy feel
ing aad ccunpaiou for tbe uufwiuuie.
'1 niu-t uucupbiu llturs.
Mr. I Stevens. lUilisli consul ut Ua
touui. iu bU annual report fur 1S3 ou the
agricultural condltiou of bis district, calU
o-tteuiuMi to the Kreat cbunutfe i-ou. lo the
luaUe ttekls by tbe Incursions uf bears and
the iu&billty of the peasuuts to protect
thtir livid from these bU. At 9l&tu
time- the bears cliaib into the uiolzc putt li
es, tear oft the cobs with their stromf Ucth
and eat tbe youiur Brain. A tuaUe t-auij
iu which a. bear has spect a ulubt pr ccuts
in the moruinif a .-ortj spectu lc the stalks
jliv all brukeu aud tiauiplcl ijuu. tho
cobs are eaten, ur scattered obu it bitteu
lu pieces, or tullected in heaps, th. latter
operation beltiK an occupattoa lu which the
bear very frequently iniulf-S tor the soke
of fcometblni; to do
On these occasions tbe bear enjoys him
self tborouslily If be bets iciio a mujse
field in wbleb de dues uot expect tu be dis
turbed during the whole nl-ht he tlrst sets
to work and corgi b himself thtu feelinu
heavy, he bcuina- trlliii ltiul wi bis
1 ni k Then b. be on, s I laVfuL To. kn ti
bi-. legs und' r blm. be nlL- h a 1 av i h It
froni tac ead of tbo ti 11 to tb. c.ip r. ,i
breaks and rolls down, all the- o o i-Uks in
Mlbis .way. A (she btax and her cuua moke
even more eompletftjl Job of i mitre fltd.
when he and Ker orairTlntt 1. 1 done vvjth
It there IR not nnv OT the r . left The
imfoi tunate twatarlt ha r. meana of
i he. kinit tires dpmnJtto ion of alt
tin m hi mi nW art n nht, ner a
hard na s worlt In. the mn He tafte a
urn. a Rtnial tir eBdei ni I' do. nd
a Ion as no tan eep aWnk h frfnten
iitl. a kin la I nr edlsTe nM
a lone aa no mn eet ftWnl
off the heats l firm Ma inn
maKtn nt nvr nfrst t ! civ tnere ia
rood sport in the Trn i i iu for
fVw oo,i g'ln and nfljopport itv of earn
ing the In-tln gratitude of il -1 aticftMn.
Afffriie n ller.
Tbe escape and feenpture if the tljrcr nt
the Kara, hi pinMIe (tttrrten- l -1U ft slm
liar Incident which oernr' i f w jer
o nt Inhere Motl, the ' t .elebrale!
mtitpant ef the jhrer.' t 1 1 tr at the
ov. finding himself t ltbettv re reornln.
tTt the tarden and rtrnlled . to the Mali.
of Whbh he Was shortly In poselon,
HI he, per nv aniline, hun up to Uov.
rntn-nt honse fa report 's harge
breath of ruK-a and w c tnt for hi
. A horrified seepptan ! in him the
first sealed doounfeht tbnt n to hand
and the keeper. Strnhf rh t' ntthorlt) of
the rnval nrm. and nvsrti" -he tlgr at
the- at'. dlplayed tit Wnrint, tied hi
pnfsfc rmmd the fthtm i n.ik and
marched him ba.-It to nl cij. irproaehin
him bittVh on the Way for h ingratitude
to tn sircar that had tljm-r i i i f,., him
for no min year. Uk in Krachi
brertller. Motl had taen ren. in mntlvltv
ahd readily guv m hla lit' rn for hi old
A Itt.torlnl Urlght tint.
. tr. Jfohh narfc ftl.tpjilh, the hltorlftn,
llvin at t1reenr-ath In.I . hi a rather
rvrrftrkanle do, known ill n.-t Putnam
county aa lmke. He se n - n have ab
sorbed some of the rare int 11 cetici of hi
r-oted muster One dy link mi ent to
the btitehr rep after ft t'i-k t of meat
He .-. nted It nd started li me on the
wnv he me a fellow cnnln- 'h t ws de
tirmined to have some of th it meat. After
worrvin with the ntgnwnjinm tor awnne
lump deciiic.i mat more it t
wre necesry, und. Jumi i
stone fenee netfb he ifeim t.
1 the in
ket rmt of hartn) Wfly. 1' M" 1 to th"
gtoitmi rtd WalnwsM th i r out or ni
rrtnv. when Urn latter n- howling
nwny Puke secured hi bnK t of nn at and
trotted homeward. He w ' the potof
fice nfttr the mall. He i k for It bv
placing hl forefeet t the I. Inefv win
dow and bnrkln. This n ' I perform
several tlmei a day, nevi- I" r a Iettr
and tii ver fcrttet wlmt t u t e He
nlmot InvarUW cat ftt 1 n i' - side
In fact the hltea or meat alt mite lielwcen
h'- mouth itnd Dr. ltldfmth 11- i a mi
lie and can do n score, of I tilt k.
'I Jit. MIM)i:itl I'll MOW I It tttltt).
lilt ."Mime la I'tltonorhym tins tlolirilis but
III 1itte Are t:ll.el e.
Nil roilhtrv contnltut nnlm d-, birds or
flNs more strnngely. ptnklinlv unlike
those of our toitntry tnnn l .. Auilrilia.
Her rivers teem with illieir l iji. 1, nnu.lv
Il'h; her marshes nre nllvr i h loathsome
reptile forms; her forest ni. utd iu inrl
ou wild bpusts, and her nun lows mid
stoves resound with the vol. ' of beautiful
ami for the most part unknown birds,
a writer m the New York World Of the
feathered creature none l nn re likely to
attract ihe ve of the trnv -r than the
bower bird It I not th sh . n of Us glist
ening purple pliltnne, so -lurk ns to ap
jwar black In the btuah, nor . m n the wild,
full note It titters ever now ind nirnln. that
draws the attention. It b nut, Its ex
travngantly deeorateil lnw.r, at once
gorgeous and absurd, In what one tlrst ob
serves and never forgets.
Iot of our native ltlrl lnitm lively
select neutral tinted twU roots, dry
leave and moss to forn thilr homes,
Hvolding ev.rv tmich ot brUl.t color, Thl
bi to guard the hidden lisi from the eye
of pryln foe. Hut thlj a iitiiiii ntnl feath
ered follv ill,7rcnnUi ev 1 1 preenutlon
whrn bull. ling. He I of tb- t irlln fun
llv. and, like hla Amerlenn mid Kngllsh
ruiislus. Will steal aiivlhlncr he ill carry
nwav. Hla structure, nnl 1. 1 will tat. r
ornament with the fruits n untoll thefts,
is iH'itiui by liylli a plmfirm of stb k
iimbr the iKiiigh of an ov liiinuln tree.
ThU ' itlw.i) In a moat u-bd ri gton,
ton, and iirtfer.iblv near i f-ninll brook.
The platform t highly mmi. lu form, so
that whin fully thatcnril bi I . overed with
mots and liner twl Ibrn - ! ft ben. nth
thi dome-shaped heap a i '"'nv hollow.
This ia not it neat, la tntver u-"d a" a shel.
ter from the weather. Init .mply ns a
meeting place pr rhib.tu to -peak. -where
ttock of the birds Kttlntr .; 1 play In the
When the muih idledh- inid. however,
do not imagine that jiiwi i Ue or dance
are given at ortce. icrSnf Ustnit the
rarefullj built castle I. , iven until lomn
cay colors bcln to rk. ita wnlls cunsplc.
nous, Ilrisht tint. ! b from the shal-b.w-a
of the brook ar. laid armnd. the
blue, red. gold and irre, r fenthera of jiar
ruts and pheasants ar. berally laid over
And above the bow. if . i orgeoim blossoms
ai broiiRlr fresh virv 'ty an 1 the with
ered oues removed: bb i tied while bom
aid the entire aktlrtoii of nak nnd
ml.e are entwlf.rd wltl green bark and
shells of evry hue oi. icwn oi the iiw.
by the arched doorwav . Tbe bower be
tomes a blase f toior
No ai list Mil tie the . ffeeU tf the vftrU
ou. shades more Intetith than thl I v r of
ninny hues. Kch tun is o pl.u.'d tint
th.. nelghborln tints . i hance and accent
Ita and their own brilll.i ce.
Tli nest of thi mtrte fowl, like
the reason for Its habits ire still unknown.
Rclentlsta have had to . ntacjt themstUes
wlth.ttlvln the bird "ie of their tin.
I houtely names (ptiluitcr Micbuji vlol.i.eupl.
and devising- several n ird causes for tne
bull ling of bowers. Tl writer lias alwavs
h.,1 .. .I,..,.re- urhl.-h I- ot eAl0. merely
famlful, tike all the r. . that the bin I ut
so fearful of it nest bi discovered that
It bull la the most inio: lUnous sort of an
nffulr. hidden so ft to ly detection, and
thin bulb! and ornui ma these ImWefs
to divert attention trim the real home.
AU these bin's do n build bow rs. for
thn llndlm: of one is c edejed ver rur.
although the birds ai very numerous.
When a full assemblii,. N at play the dis
covery is not dlttttult t.r th blr.U run
with uplifted wings tbr ih tu bower anil
art.Snd' it. uttc-rinx sw . i .ut therein cries
that may be heard for i avmt dutanie.
The vuufi birds may i d&tljMWished by
tl eir olive fc-reen plum u which, a they
m.iture chatiires t'i a ink. rich purple
The bower b'rds live h pdy to ep.ivlty
aud spind mu. h of tb time In building
llese nueer pttKodas or ill and . J ly rlb-
buns and bits of t '"f.Te'V.re y
tame and live to an old In an aviary.
PHOrOMHAPIIV Mill Ad.UJ,
;.-ovcl litpidliiit ld ' " HlflC
ii .lliiuilllu llu.Uiud,
imotoKraphy, wbbh . first employe I
traits, has areat
ui f u lues. It Is uuw
l as H adjun-1
,-leliC-eS. Ill elli
; felt. It v.ry
of temperau -.
npby may be i
in many of the arts .n
graiibrf It U mdlspni .
R has aib-d want '
latest use IS lu We H
properly toutrlved pni
...JT. ..A,t.s.fiil acmt :
uf tbe liquor habit lb m Hie oot ekwautnt
IMohlbltlui! orutor that . v. r nw hr,li
says the evv lor vtoi, , i.......
discovery of the he iplWatUw of phc
toiiraph caie about a- fultoW.
1 woman Si Blev ill. l"a.. lw had uf
fere J ar. at distress fui v ant ou account
of her'' iusbSSv "ikiv .1 hWti. det.r
iatd at last th.it be r ibi Eiw bti b-
Wukod when he was dr i k Sk felt that
this woubl be a cUt.i.-. eabte revelation,
for. like uuist men vb uak to exces he
ntvir appeare-i la thms that lm bytAed
any worse than other u. i
s cane when he an h uader the
taHuence of !Wjre U'P- r,tkM K
lutely necessary, ajnd t 'I ui a waudliit
.iunikr. she sent fur a i.hoiMer aul
ordered Wm to Wke a i tur. uf Vr bu.
bnd as he sat & bi hair. Tnto the
pho(rMher did faUhX d and the idctur
was a great success. L "'ff cdbut
UltelieSWi . w...i fA,,.i .e..
IteXl BTrrlHl tcie u" fMM nww ik
photoWrapk lylas besi 1- Ms nlete at the
stiiUbMir B I bar 1 ad titfu iitoced
It lu his breast potku
Slace tbe he bis nut takes p. itink.
Mk Was l -cJ i It.
IBs-"We trtit W whjn thai
c-c1S&e swept truuh the vomttyr' , ,
BwSwu lrl-n's, ii ar wie-hd
Kixgjs "ltcf is the world (Md J Oil e-
"tiitlyu Birt "tb. tbaf uj- after
cWdarin Booln trwlU vt Ulf yur
Ut?" Jfw Xot. World.
nil i il i ' I.' .
l)n ly iue ibtlf.
OW atitWe aut-"U. V- nic at lsi! On.
haM ot the dteaw of ui) tuti i nw fui-
Niece "Why el bolt aunlteT
Aunt (sbfhis-"i eouf aipiwd Jtoin to
Venice n w wegiiait t-iur. gguwafce.
Ite.ul) awl W lilac
Ho " ill you wrry an. '"
ifee ' Cc rtoialy " , ,
He "Tfek. I waa airaid ytut war c
iujf ia sa It was tao- j lu.
Sb-"It :could'tU.'.''-IictJcMt 1-Vee PsSkS.
IJld bUe Ituy Tbtui Herself 1
K uvve.l "Wbats tec natter with thr-o
if-" Je nv 1 'HM il th y amellel ro
hr r-i I tlin I I -t svUc cv slii, on UvU. -Ttnvtt
THE REAL GEORGE ELIOT,
in: uas iMi:ii.v ,ii:.i.ots or
KenifhTtrrnre of the
lmnil he tltew
titer and the
to Its Artlll-
tlil, Potcc, Pretenttiin
frpm tm wttn at Home.
fome of the famous wwsn wlnjr 1 met
In my youth vvere of the pantmr, fthd one
was ot the then pft jwneratiori-one of
those "remnants of a piileototc sure ' ho
nild one with ft certain ftstonterlHrent that
they still existed tn Ihe world wmvh had
known them for o long, applauded them so
Instil, and then had so completely forgot
ten th' tn.
1 ran . saw .Miss .tarre lorter, nnd sh
stands jet in my mind a phott frutu th
tomn Hvln monolith of prehb'jri
times he Ilv.d In a smalt hnie In a bv -
street of the then somewhat remote sute.it 'i
of Hayswater She may hate been hortj
to my Imagination she was tall and gam t
nnd foftrbinhle She was dressed In tun
blaek and wore over her head some kind cf
Mack drapeiy-not ft lai e veil nor a-ntu'
scarf, hut n kind of head-cloth of heavy
material lhat made her Infinitely funcieal
Her fate wa pale and pinched as If with
fialn, but her ejos were bright and pen
n. ller manner waa formal, hr vobe
unymrmthette, her lonvefsatlon prei lc
8he was In bad health, poor ladv. nnd I
fancy in not too affluent tlrcumstances
for her whole surrounding were meager
fthd shfthbv, Xot Ion afttr t waa tahrn to
see her she paascd Into her teat and left
the world which he lielleve.1 she had done
so nun h to elevate hv hi r novel. Women
who wtnte then wrre few and far betwen,
and to those who had gained any applaue
ftt alt the echo of their fame tltbd their
own ear with overpowering music and
ttanslated th"ir humanity Into somethln
Alt of the women whom I remember In
my early day weto thus eotisclnii of then.
aelves nnl th.lr achievements-all save
Mts Trollope and she vv.-s III tm sense i
popo-use. but lut a viilgur, ttrlsk and goo.l
n.itnreil kind of well hred heti-wlfe. fond of
n Joke nnd not trouble,! with snueaml'h
less Ml-s Pnrdoe. with her prettv little
ftit atwaja o daintily shot In colote.i ntln
slippers, wns tho drawing room In He a
well na the literary star. She dressed to
perfei Hon. flitted dPxreetlv, was a goo-l
dnuffhter and a ihntmlng rompnnlon She
died In bitter povert). In a top room, eom-
Where In or nttont linker sttret. ileerted bf
the eay world for the applause, of which
he had lived.
of the two sisters, KHz be Hi and Ane
Strickland, Illlaabeth. homelv, iinoi-lHl. de.
voted, wa the wotkln liee, and Atis wa
the cure... .1 nnd feted butterfly. It was
Hllxihrth who tolled In the llrltlsh museum
hlhtaheth Who collected nml collated,
traii'trlbed and verltled-and Agni- who bv
her ibsir.t took all the credit and all the
fame Agnes was the elder sisters Idol,
evm when finlil anl el lerly -th young
benutv to whose pleasiites, renown nli I
applause it was her siiptrme detlKht t'
minister and suberve
"How prettv Agnes look lo-dn"" Ktlx.i
lwth ome slid to me, her adoring '
moist with love and mlmlintlon.
I, then Hi the full freshness of mv own
curly youth, saw nothing but a faded nnd
self-cons. Ions ierson, with a eompb Moll
like old wn. ringlets visibly thlntie and
sparse, dressed In tunny colors nnl with a
profusion of roses In her bonnet an elderlj
woman dnln her best to pass for ,i vun
bille, And I did not see the (irettliiess still
fresh and vivid to thnsn adoring ev s.
Jane Ilyre 1 uevtrsaw. nor llarrbt SI ir
tlneutt. Sits, tliiskdl only once nnd Mr-.
Norton only otne In later veils, when b r
beauty was mote a memory tlinti a. pisses
Sinn, though her Klolloiis eves were still
lustrous and lovelv, I he time when I tint
Sirs. Muskell was In some sense memorable.
It wa- on that fnuioils evening when
John I'hiipmnn, the "ltnlTnele Imokseller,"
as he was culled, hnd secured both irlle
and Kmerson oa Ids icntriil suns A laige
numlier of minor sttirs and plntiets n
volvid around these two luminaries and the
(.roups were distinct, one from the other,
tind did not uMlesie. Mr fall, then sirs,
llennetl, and I sat iipnrt, and prisentlv .
wen- J lined by I'mtnte and Sir. Muskell.
The gr.n lousniss and feminine dignity of
Mrs. Muskell powerfully Impressed me. She
was so sweit. nnd yet so strong, so beauti
ful In form. If comely In face, vet not self,
cons Ions Her linn arms ami neck were
bare and destitute uf all orn uncut, and I
remember the exiiulslte line of her throat
und shoulders and the shape of her tintidH
und arm. Her manner to me was iierfect.
I waa it young Iwalnncr and she In the
zenith of her fame, but she tieltlur crushed
nor omb scende.l, neither snubbed nor
patronised It waa the line manner or a
wom iu to it girl, of a mistress to a tie
bady Moran, whom nlao I met only
on wa a verv diffi rent pirson She wn
a. wis. it-I old woman th.n. but cllnxln to
tne tn inner or mono .lays wnen she was
her own wilt Irish girl Hhe was the ino-t
i.utrngeouj Itlil.t.r.r to be sen between
earth nnl sky, and so giussty ovenll I her
pulses us tu destroy embarrassment. Um't
natural shyness paused Into disgust, and
whit would else huve tn-en shimifatfl
modesty re to ! Indignant revulsion.
It was at John fhapman'a that I first
Bitt tletirgH l'.llot then .M.irbm tlvans.
hivln adopte. neither her pseuilonym nor
her style and title of M corse lines' wife.
"Conftsslon U Bond for the soul." thy
a.iv, ami I will candidly confess my short,
elgilted prejuilbvs with respect to this to
be . i l.-bral. d person These Were h. r
umlev eiorw.l a well as lniirent days,
She u ktiwti to be learned, lndutrlou,
thouvhtful. twrteworthy. but she w is not
the great ueniiis of her age, nor a pblloso.
ph.r br.nketfd with lbuu and Kant, imr
was her per inallty held to he xiliverlor
tu the law of the land, nor was she recog
nised as a conventional t ntlewoman
iu those days, indeed, be was emphatically
not thit. sh- was ea.mtially underbred
and pruv'iNlal, and ( saw mure of the ro
vloi tal tbau the genius, and w is ie 111
bv the iinforiu.-J manner nt'her th m at
trot ted ly the leaniln. She held her
hands and arm Kangaroo fashion, waa
ba'ly dressed, had an unwashed, ttn.
brcsbed. unkempt took altogether, and hha
assumed a. ton tf sup-rlority over me
which 1 i nut aware wa vc-irrantci by
h. r undoubted Iadeihlp Prom llrst to
la-t she put up my mental bristles, so
that I rejei ted then anl there what mljrht
have bet-tune a elo r acipialnt inc. had I
not b tn so blind and so much Inliu
ciieel by her want of conventional graces.
As I was never an hub tn. f John t'hap.
man n famous evenings und knew him and
Ms wife best when they lived out of Lon
don and before they took their .Strand
houi-e. I saw but little of Marlon Hi, ins
till after her llight with Meorge I.eweS,
Jv hen they returned hum- I tailed on them
by their joint reouest. They were in lod.
ii-Bs in St, John s Wood, und the aur.ole
of their new love W.M around th.ni There
was none of the pretense of a sanction!
union whbh tauie afterward n.mu ,.r il...
t-.jittewhat pret.utious ossuutptlou of su
P rior Htorallty whith was Uuu of ber
u. ies She was frank, genial, natural
and brimful of happlues. The couselous.
i.e. that she bad dually made her ibobe
and cost the .be whbh deterutiued htr fat
K"ive her u uobllity of .kprersiou aud a
Kiondeur of lieartn which h-' h,id nut had
when I riri-t mi her Then my luart
w.i iiaed to her with mingled hue and ud
unratuiu, aad X pabi her the koiiiaijf she
tleaerved I felt her suneriority and ac-Ki.oule.lKi-1
It with enthusiasm.
ll.id she always rtuiained on that level
she would have been the grandest wouutn
ot ibis ur any other use Hut sue. vsr and
aduiatluu spciKd her anl destroyed all
simplicity, all .utcerily uf character Site
giew to be art lac-ia I. pusee. prettutleus,
unreal S.h-' lived an unreal bf- all through.
U lb mentally and socially, and la her en
diavor to karutotiute two irrecoueilablee
to be ut once cuuvcutioiutl aul iuturgeHt
tbe uphobier of the kau. tity of itiarruuie
vrniic hviuk ,i uu vvue at a tuarrtea isUtU
ihe M-lf-n IbtMt lawbreaker ami th.- eaif.r
pu.-tulaut fur the reiutuitiuu sruuteti otily
i the tuttuauted she lost every trace uf
that litter freedom aud u hole-bearteduess
which had bete so rcuiirkable iu tbe ba
gtuBing of ber connection with l.ewes
She was a made woiuau-not iu the b'reuch
s use but maile by elf-maulpaUtl-.iu. a
one mal.es a statue ur a vase. I lutve
umr knowu anyone who eciued to me so
purely ortuHcial as Mcurge UUot She took
Sue tjiie tor imUatlou. but the result
was uot a kVeh-aad-bltod woman Xut a
line of sMMUaseity was left iu her. nut as
luipulse beyoud the reach uf selt-corutcleMis
phiicophy. uot an unguarded tract of
uu-ntal or mural territory where a little
uairulued folly nibfbt lux .rutte.
Sate was always the god-le.-s ou her pe.1
eslal iracujus lu her condescension with
sweet strains of symiatbetb rtcusnitiuu
fur oil who came to her ever ready to
Usteu to ber worshipers ever ready to re
ply, to encourage, to char from cgufusloa
uund befogged by una.tnlUited learaiug.
and c.eurius in iiniiarilng her own. Hut
never for one instant dll she forget ber
ti 11 -created self never 'lid she throw umUIo
the travpings or tbe air. of tbe benign
sybil. Her soft, low voice was pltcbsd ia
one level aad nionotouuu key and ber de
liberation ut speech wan a trifle Irritating
to the eager. vvbue Olut was already tired.
Her gestures were as measured on her
words, her attitudes as restrained as ber
tents. She was so consciously "George
I.l'uj." so interpenetrated, hi ad and betl,
inaldc and out with tbe tm-.. of ber iai
pi rtam e as tbe great uovi t-t anl pro
liurl thinker of fair get. ration, as to
i ake h. r society a lttl. overwhelming.
1 avlcg ta las. r creatures the imprvsi 'tt
of baviaj Lcca tolled A try Uat, isiced. .
The Slock of 1 ike t.lll It movlnc Mpldtv tbe tir re Is nn Ineettnt Imttle of
ni tli 111. If the tn niendons (nil I Tier powi r of Hi. I.irg tit s f lot tins brom;lit
the rrowit-, nnd tbe rrowils Imtn bm ut t i nil nn I lir-lv that
the site i nnnoi Inst inorr ttniilliii sri-li lit i i ordtrigle,
If you hoi nnv re'peit for von- pi r.e tl all
Sample Shoes. Sample Slioas.
r.'l ilr of t.-idles' Misses' ii'il iH
itren' SampU fho. . fiom tin I tr mo si,
"ompnnv i" t.ouis. Mo ln lii'linn mi J
the lot t.ndles' Klne 1. I Kid llutt ! .in 1
Isji e In riror, ne.-dle nnd narrow ii e
toes, widths A to K, si" ift to 'i
Lot No. I.
latdles' line VI. I Kl.l li 'tton nun i.i "
In Hint Wilts, in r-mur, ne. ,'e nnd -nuiic
too, widths A to M. sti 2' Mffil (JO
t:, worth t o1. your i hob e . iP!i7U
l.nl Mn O.
I.ndle' Tine Vl I Kll ttntton or I i
In Hind Tnrtie 1. r i? -r. neidle anl Minn
toes widths A tii' sis s ;i,. to tli I ' K
l', nt nil i - nun i ii"c .- .- . .
Lot Mo. 3.
Ladle.' fine l I Kid Ihtttnn or I.i e
In rnror ami noiiare toes, wlltlis C. P mil
K sl.s 2'8 f S's. north i, ft; J QK
take your i hob e for sl I b to
An assortment of odd lots thlt Lake &
mil iis 1 to sell for and cent s-,
the yarl Jw
The Per, vies Ihat T.rtke nil) Used tv
..Il r.,r . , ill, u t.ie.l irn lii.ro f
Pine Slnslin i"hem.l"e Irlmtned ivlth linen
lacnall around, l.uke , mil s prl " OK,,
' - i '
tZri 1 "s-
Hunt lilsli mid loo. Iliroiiitb Ihe utile limn, In i-urr slotc 1 on i titiii-ncrs-.tt b Jnt
mil nil Ihe In-st hiruiilii u.-ort no nt- mid roiniiire itltb tbe nticrliitt ut tills, Ibc I'm
pie's store, nml you'll be .ill.llvil tint
IT ALWAYS PAYS TO TRADE AT
Hhe wns Hie nnt tin n o' i;. .rw r5 til.
wli-e unptilsli. I tn .1 t T .viiii- ii il ir
tiiv.r In in. utitl I ill, llv I r r i- .
Iiev.r ur. w to bo s. If- on nun b . i -s
of llltl lb . t. lis UT tin Llu With lb. lie,'
laiot It was iiiiture mil art once mole,
tn so oftni befote, and bv one's own char
ncter the Virll't ot wbuli wus best will
With all her studied restraint ot mnnner
rte.iriie llllot had a lilac amount of wlu.t
the I'rinch call temperament. As a lover
she wus both Jealous mid eni 1 1 tut. and tho
"fnrfiillone initnr mn" whom she hnd cap
lured was hroiiBht pretty taiillv tn lit
iM-nrlnas. If even lie mt so far a Hlr.
mlriRh.im to leiture he had to return home
that nlKbl-as she rpilte itrnv.ly said to a
ladv In my present e:
"I should not tblnh of allow Itut Oooree
to stay away a nlitht from tne.
The storv tint was put uboitt after her
sei ond marriage, of how In the moment
of her net pest anef she had dlscovi red
proofs of Lewes' lutldelltv, I do not for one
instant lielleve. OeorHe l,.-wcs waa tor too
astute to ltiHrll bis whole fortune and
te.iMlll.eH t.as a r.neslti IhlrlullH f tl it U !l-s .11.
(ninil IUII wi J f rosss'ii isj imi w " " " '
lint i Hurt n '' "liwnn'-ifii n j'
.m vtuUmt iu ClfurRt I.IUx'h, ml
He ImiI U-n m mtihIw he woh'I Ii
' I '
siroye.i uu jiiimji. hoik .teno. ii
Atialn, i irs hud tamed his will, i b
and the iIIm urslvt nef of his y.ii'h
not Its formt r charm. It is rei t in
titn,t uelic this nil'tll WHS i Iri 111 it' I
wirojeti an nriMJin iotik ihht. n
as It is easy tn understand nv I w i
con-tantlv riported that the uni m ! te
th.. two lovers had been r.c.iii.itl. I .in I
that-tbe wife ht Init atlll nllv m
viiro.i ih..t hii.l titen m.irrlt I a oi H
na II is r.iv tn understand n bv I
vorced they had been m.irrlt I
to tin- law of the land
Anothir . urlmis little trait In i li h '
whbh lookeil o stronir and w is -,. i k
was ib-orire Kll it's shriuklni from uni
nntness In every form. Sir l.ew.si. il il
hr letii ra before he handed tin iu i i lo i
Ketpititr from her everythtnir tint mi l.'
r.iln or annoy hir. Indeed, tils d. i .'t. n i
ner was as iiimtdute us I, for in... i" li v
It to have hs.-n fclni.re. tnd I hiv. nlvv n
ri-nar.bd hr en ond mtrrliue .m th.
cruwnlnir nc of wiakme In h r life It
tiiltllle. anl ib uriided h-r put anl to ik
from It that aoftenlni: veil of iie'n ml
iuui-sanitity whl b Int. nse passion und
unswervlnic oiitaii. wcAil.l have itlvm r
to the end
.(iviu rinviMi (h:m:i:s.
Curious Imociill'Hi tn Itelly nil Ihe I o of
llitlleb llltlnrleal I'ersoiiugi .
Pbl, im 18... onl The mi.i. . of n ir.
just now so violent, briti us in m n I id. I .
votional side of some hisiorbui t.i bis,, r
ents "The pattans were wont il ie '
make sacriflies to their ! In f .r. .nti
liiat on tbe battle and I'hrl-il u.s I, i nn
it:ij.-. them In appealing t tli. I i n
sufiport ime of the eirliest k m i- In
hUtorv of a prayer lxefre bnttl. I- tl. ii
of t'hilderl . ftlnvr of Haul, a piiin wl i
before solnir into the battle of u-1 n
sitnu tM years after t'hrii-t. privi l io it.
io I of the fhrUtlans to help him i" v -lory.
Hi foe was Altlli. kinit of th. li n s
an I Chllderie Vented If Sud would eii. him
th.. vi-tory he wouhl embr.u. th.- finis,
I in u faith says the -Vcw rk Unr't
Kinix liuntavu Adoli.hus, of Dm l.n in
thi thirty ear" war, knelt on th. Ui'ib
Ibid of Luetaen t3 before the b. ,.i i i i
of the conUiit The pr.i r of th II in, r
Ian oHlcer. before one of the bitih s 1, ii,'.
for the Indepeiuieni - of llun irv
W is as follow 'I will ttt uk flu.
tu help us, and f know Thou wilt n
the .Vulrlans, but if Thou wilt .it ..i
.t.r hill Tiicni .halt nut be anliam. i
ihlblreii" ThU wa be pray.r
'riKhttnir Iti.bop" I... lie Uiffor. . n
battb- fouifht lu Ireland ' : ' '
unwurthttiiess wts are not 8t tu dm
help, but If we are bad our . i . m . s ,
Morte. and if thou tt not in. . i n I
us we pray Thee help tht rn not i it - i
Thou neuter on this day, and 1- n. it i
the arui uf th1 tlh "
Tbe u off. red b. fore tb bitlV .if V 1
lllll by Sir Jacob Astlry i "Th i k i
e-t. K Jjorl. that I hail b v rv In i i
day. ittnl i' I forget The, foj-t.-. t Tb u ii it
me." and then tbe touiman It ''
Mar. b on. boys'" A KIT r i- I i
v tn. nl with bis tolumn to Baun Ul u n li
reuiarke.1 tn hi ail. seeluit thi S . i, ,,
their knee "A-e. th-y kneel Tb. i I I.
are soklav pardon" IVfaipliravill n i
hear I to reaisvrk, "Ye. but it w to i'i
K iiks of kba Tb. tut-u lomi'.i .r
die , u tbi Ml '
tiliv.r I'rowwell luil public praver- I I ,
aoiajt tu bsvtlle OB weyeral ktaioiis .-
iastaiuv, previous to tht bltl.- ol i,i I n
It is a itrVu fat that the Eu.'ii-h 1 1 . i
book isjtiulu prayer) or at lt-t t pr . r
to be sik) before .twins lata tUiu t i
wkibt HSiMiiSrf U provided for u,-e b. ti
tuirag' ujii oh latui.
t' '"' ' i si .lem 'i1
IHillad. lubla. Xorth Awt-r! -as- - irl---;
t.i Iraferor Kaird tbere to now u i i
luips-rUI aiiuariiau oC SM it r-bui. i
liike that llr .a saw the Uaht ut tbe . 1. - r
tbe iUteentb letuurv Uv still .. u ji- i.
be- HUile l yCMUUC feil.Jlt. nOtWl!hUlil li-
1U centuries and bi Ionic taptivri Th
pi-ufesuj- ka I lure U ticetbliK mv . .
traorllsary tu ihi rue, anl h ui. n-tkMu-d
tei.ral other (bes in th m
auuuriutu tbat are laort than !"" y a-- ol t
Wbo kn.ws Uut what Ifce ate ( 1 m
tlll sreater" Nobodv iui tiv tb. di. ..f
tbelr tulivitv aul tbe cban. . - of tb ir)
longevity OittaideriiiK thir reuulai hal.it'
are tertaluly a g.oo.1 v tho of th. p.k.- I
Wbat a moral tbere bi here for t mi r in ,
leeturer' Kels and pik never drink wb -li-
.111,1 mc.r chew- tobacco. Tb r. U Hu'h '
Sun Uk. i old water isx luaJwLutf a tciluw live
He .Vie. lilt llu. Iues.
A LlttbJ Valley rftflcber i u tb- fol
low Uu; ucitic oa tbe ft-Uc-et wklcb Uie loae
bie Kraiu aebl.
"If any wan or wo wans cow- or home
breaks tbxuusb tbu. fence and lickUoy tbU
grain, hi or br tail will be cut off. as
tbe e-aj-e may Ue. I'm a t'brUUaa man
but d n anyone- that lets iheix crittera run
loose t' nijjbw " I-3more Hull. tin.
Over 700 comt hav- t'lii -ibl" to the
tixLcd eye dvzws tbe lai l.i&j years.
11 'M t
- -i- ii-- alt i-w a,d
' ! It ; . .1 ij lltt b'
ill pr . - i' 1 ill inrouijh tie i
Wiit vou b' 1 the av.riee httwet
third in I "ni hilt ot What vo-i are i
lorried to pav ome and examine a
i.imnrlon Imrn how mai It uepi
t i ib ll hirr. mfsi
Cloaks ntul Gapes.
v i -nicer how fins he rintk nr
i.1 u one forth an! the
n i 1 r. diicct at pft e The dink
t ii marked at low ebb peb.
i i f r preidsely ohe-h ilf th'
v Ills fet. If vo.l ilfwct l
1 -ik or rape tM 'r ot
i ni -ii n
tfl opportunity as t'
h -nv. vafd wlt, Inertln f.i
1 1 V. Turi BI 1". nilirii' t tt i
1 il A i i il tirli e Si mi I f "lit' "5 K n
I'll!) . Vs V
I.-' Ml Wool tnerain Carpets, !,. k as
ii,r ' 'i . ?.. .mts th. s.lr
yirl i. 'KJu
1 i fl. t
t iV e. t.i
v ir 1
r w t'e'it Outln Tin
in! e to ( nts a
il. i m isttn mrei tuek ant a ' n!
l.ik- .t u 11 s i ri. '
i ' nts .
I m i-i 1 muslin T ike fll'l's Qft
pil mil ,n i nits f, li . ... w JO
II. t I nti n he.l Mu'l .
lard v . J
' il t.lll s ,rt i 7 nts
It s rade t.tnlncr Cntnbrb ; I. ike
A. ilills prl e 8 t. nts ird
I v. Ibnt Mil. si. I.ikc ,t nilP
priie 1. eents .i 1
I'ull llu- of inlors. Like A ftlll's
I i i - nil's the y u til ,,
Golil Filled Kljjiu antl Wultlmin
sSti'iifWitiilinjf, Ladies :ind tietitu'
sizc, warranted twenty yo.ni-,
ll-K.ir.it, Sf'td CJold I'.L' n
Wairlie-, (or 1. 1 K,
tA O fl-a nj f tl r tkip"
i V 1 U B 3 (La 2. V tD 3 "
J r J
Mill I s Wll 111 'I l
I0S7 M&m STREET
iviiioe a we
ins tsi-iT w'-vn . lr
HINDOO RCMED? J
It, lllUIK JI L
KIM l.l l.H, i
r i .'ut (it -n, ij ti i i
ttl tl 1 1 . t M ) . . f.i
tv nhfiiiiit tit i i ti i i .jui ij i
Lt 34uIimmIiii I rt ti 1 i
! i I ft -.wu s. . hut rir.'iiiriu.i'iu
MrHfcMSMurHMtt nlurtift-tirwoiM jf r lumJrcl. ! t
l-uyua imtt tj , t t t iu ) I i it It t. itijf ll')r. If
.urt!ris. it i tt- i j , wm s,iltik) ri ,
llrlt t t 31 die- i u., 1 if. , b.. , IM. , m - ru
t'Ll 1 C ' vvi mu j i i
CaTtstitr u i nrhntrni -e
Lunruni) lr i r1! ri. ( w I
trd' l (o iiy rai it u.i u 4 ' ' . u ni nd
i' tr-. ,it uo(4 i I iu ir j n. te.k . r-
iUrv lutlltttt JJli, 0 1 r- tl iT ja... i! I
I-l Muiou l'utit'tr ii hui 'I lw4a,
fupItK, ( ti(t)f r C -i Jl U S(tttl, I U' 3
au' i trtv.f i . i-, ii iPur l"v biuu lulu x
out.lt .-. t. Sj..IjIU Itl.OdU l01tl
lUat vouuiuuticlui ir Wwfc- it ibu u.
ubvtluuto c lov-stui a . Ittitfu 1U: iturl'l ttr
u iut- o i4iut c ui v. b x- tt wj i
ItutUrU Ibf VU1 ut' (ul niuoi iuIuih( l li n
(lulu. .f0 lli ( t l.L iiuibin i. rt t
ITUsUuut Absvlul irou.i u n uitii ,
ui ii. Ad-ut 4IIJU UDirill (O , 4U7
Uliunnlt ').'iii'.t.-.n!ll C.il. SI.I
EA!I IMP MAMIVinnri
General and t.srvous Deiilily.
Wialni-st of Body awl
Il.cd 1 iteeta of f rrc.rj
or 1 Zee. c-. iu Old r
sCSV s VJ I'll- ttotlUpt, Jlelbid
STi-iT Alaubi Uuilv KcittJtcd.
tt M r k How t. halaiiio ai.1
istrc-muhtu Wtak. I n
liIcVeluiHld I'ortiu&s of
i i tw-oitclx uu-fallil.k-IIuaicTi-eacui--it.
..IC... A.. I , . .1 . v
Men Ir-til) Iroui s) Mi.te uud Fcreu-il
louutried. s.nj (or l . riptli" book, ei
pUuatiuu and ptuu, mailed imaiedi fro.'.
ERIE MEDIOfiL 00., Buffalo, WA.
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