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THE SLEEP OF DEATH
Superstitions of Many Peoples
In Many Lands.
ODD RITES OF THE SIAMESE.
Precautions to Prevent the Spirit of
the Departed From Returning-Fu
neral Procession of the Shans-Queer
Belief of the Giliaks.
When death comes to the head of a
Siamese household the family gather
ed about the deceased cry out: "Oh,
father, benefactor, why leave us?
What have we done to offend thee?
Why depart alone?"
The coffin, covered with gilded pa
per and decorated with tinsel flowers.
is removed through an opening in the
wall made for the purpose and hurried
three times round the outside of the
house with the cautious hope that the
bewildered ghost may thus losbe his
way and be unable to return on any
haunting expedition. It is then cere
moniously borne upon a barge and
placed on a platform under a dais.
The barge, followed by many little
boats, floats to the temple, where the
cremation is to take place.
At a rich man's funeral tents'are
erected within the precincts of the
temple for the indulgence of games
anl gambling, while wonderful the
atrical performances introducing mon
sters and other thrills entertain the
Among the Shans the eldest son of
the deceased leads the funeral proces
sion, a drawn sword in hand to ward
off evil spirits, while the other rela
tives dance as they go. Handkerchiefs,
umbrellas and yellow robes, presents
to the priest, give a gala air to the
whole. Arrived at the grave, before
the coffin is interred, the deceased's
wife' and children and his brothers'
wives march impressively around the
bier with lighted candles.
Unexpeetedly we find one of the na
tive tribes of Australia bearing a very
poetic conception of a spirit world
after death. Souls, they believe, as
cend to a future place among the stars
by means of a rope. A meteorite is a
falling rope cast aside by a successful
climber, but should it burst with noise
the rope has broken.
A tribe in New South Wales has
legends prettily akin. The Pleiades,
they explain, were young women of
unusual beauty who, pursued by lov
ers, climbed up into the sky by means
of the treetops, while the leader of
the pursuers has become Orion.
The Burmese also show poetry of
thought in their belief that the spirit
of man takes the form of a butterfLy
which wings its flight whenever he is
asleep, declining to awaken him sud
denly "for fear that his butterfly may
not return in time."
When a Chin of Burma dies his
body, dressed, fully armed and bol
stered up in a sitting posture, presides
over the entertainment given in his
honor, relatives and friends drinking,
dancing and singing songs in praise of
the number of heads he has taken,
the number of slaves he has captured
and firing off their guns as they circle
round the poor deaf, dumb, dead crea
ture of their tribute. -
The Karens of Burma celebrate mar
riages and funerals together.
The body of the deceased is placed
on a bamboo platform in front of his
recent dwelling. Young men and maid
ens form separate choruses on either
side of the remains. One by one the
youths sing ardent love to the maiden
of his fancy, who coquettishly sings
back discouragement until finally won.
When the general courting Is accom
plished the young people withdraw
and the funeral rites proceed.
According to the belief of the Giliaks
of Siberia, the soul passes from the
body of the dead master into that of
his dog, who is surprised by all sorts
of dainty food until the guest within
is prayed out, when the poor animal.
equally mystified, is put to death on
his master's grave.
But In the glad, free days of primi
tive savagery many tribes were not
satisfied- with so petty an offering as a
dog. They demanded human sacri
fice to grace their graves.
Such were the Sakalava of Madagas
car, and later when forced to modify
their views the poles erected around
their tombs were garishly decorated
with skulls and horns of cattle killed
at their funeral feasts.
The sign and symbol of the Malay
Sakai's belief in a life after death is
crudely expressed In the custom of
burying a tobacco box with the body
of a man, a necklace with that of a
woman. But the Ignorant fear of the
body's pollution seems highly devel
oped, and the house of death is burned
down and the site abandoned, even if
it means a lost crop of sugar cane or
Lying betwveen the Malay penins-ula
and Wales is a long sweep of map and
civilization, but so remarkable a cus
tomn was followed in the latter country
"within the memory of men living to-1
day" that we cannot pass It by un
This was the presence of the sin
eater at funerals. Bread, beer and
cheese placed upon the corpse were
consumed by the sin eater, who thus
"appropriated to himself the delin
quencies symbolized by the viands
and prevented them from destroying
the rest of the dead."-Los Angeles
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No 20 or 30 minutes tedious boiling.
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Mrs. Johnston (ov-er the tub)-Doan
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Johnston? Mr. Johnston-Toi'ble, chile
--tol'ble. But yo' sh'd have seen de
way mah mothah suppohted mah fa
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The Vote That Beat Him When
He Ran For Congress.
AMERICA'S GREATEST JURIST
The Fam us Chief Justice Was a
Great Lawyer With a Short Political
Career - Washington's Snub and
Subsequent Frank Apology.
Judge Marshall was not only a great
lawyer, but he was a fighter and mili
tant to the last degree. Some insight
into his character may be gained from
his letters, one of which, dated March
27, 1794, is in the possession of his
granddaughters. It was addressed to
Archibald Stuart. a lawyer of Staun
ton. Va., and a friend of Marshall. The
second war with England. which did
not actively begin until 1S12. was al
ready brewing, and it was no small
tribute to Marshall's prescience that
he was able to detect trouble so far in
"Seriously," he wrote, "there ap
pears to me every day to be more
folly, envy, malice and damned ras
cality in the world than there was the
day before. and I do verily begin to
think that plain, downright honesty
and unintriguing integrity will , be
kicked out of 'doors. We fear and not
without reason a war. The mtn does
not live who wishes for peace more
than I do, but the outrages committed
upon us are beyond human bearing."
The chief justice. like General Wash
ngton. was an aristocrat by birth and
breeding, and he kept a retinue of
colored servants, who were housed in
a long, rectangular brick building,
which is still standing at the rear of
the Marshall home. Jim Actor was a
character, but his position with the
Marshall family was eclipsed by that
of Robin Spudlock, the chief justice's
body servant, who wore livery and
long, fine stockings of brilliant color
and traveled around with his master.
His appearance was so unique that
once in Philadelphia when he was
walking alone with an air of considera
ble Importance a mob gathered and
threatened him with violence, as a
black and liveried valet was quite un
usual in those parts. No more faithful
body servant ever lived, however, and
the chief justice included in his will a
bequest for his trusty valet, who was
to have a room in the servants' build
ing on Marshall street all his life and
a womau to 'wait on him when he
should become old and feeble.
Once John Marshall was induced to
undertake a political career, and it
proved the most bitter experience of
his life. In iTOS, the year before Gen
eral Washington died, he summoned
Marshall to Mount Vernon. Washing
ton knew Marshall not only as a man
of wonderful ability, but also as a
Federalist in politics. Washington was
anxious to strengthen the Federalist
party ,'z congress, and his purpose in
inviting Marshall to Mount Vernon was
to ask him to run for the house of rep
resentatives as the Federalist candi
date from the Richmond district. Mar
shall was opposed to the idea, and
they argued the proposition until late
at night without either bending his
strong will to the other. At last Wash
ington, with considerable heat, abrupt
ly bade Marshall good night. At sun
rise the next morning Marshall arose,
intending to make his way to the
Mount Vernon stables and ride off,
trusting to time to heal the breach.
Out in the gardens he met General
Washington, who had divined his pur
pose. The general begged his pardon
for treating him so abruptly the night
before and smilingly asked him what
he was going to do.
"Do?" said Marshall. "Why, sir, I'm
going to congress."
He returned to Richmond and began
his canvass. The Republicans (now
the Democrats) nominated John Clop
ton on a state rights platform. In
those days the formality of voting was
quite different from the latter day pro
cedure. A citizen would walk up to
the election sheriff in full view and
hearing of everybody, shake hands
with him and say:.
"I vote for John Marshall" or "I vote
for John Clopton," as the case might
be. There were two persons in Rich
mond in whom the people had great
confidence. They were Parson Blair
and Parson Buchanan. Neither had
been In the habit of voting or taking
any part in politics, but Parson Blair,
who was a stanch friend of Marshall,
persuaded Parson Buchanan to go to
the polls with him, assuming, as a
matter of course, that his fellow par
son agreed with him as to choice of
candidates. Parson Blair cast his vote
for Marshall. Then Parson Buchanan
stepped up, saluted the sheriff and
"I vote for John Clopton."
There was a numerous family here
then whose- surname was Enroughty.
Just as Parson Buchanan pronounced
Clopton his choice a large delegation
of the Enroughtys put in their appear
"What is good fon the parson is good
for us," they declared, and all of them
voted for Clopton. This elected Clop
ton and defeated Marshall. The two
parsons were never very good friends
after that.-Richmond (Va.) Cor. In
Audience Ready to Help.
At a representation of Schiller's
"Don Carlos" in Belgrade theater the
pistol with which Don Carlos should
have shot the Marquis de Posa re
fused to go off and the discomufited
actors fled behind the curtain. Offers
of loaded weapons were at once made
by several members of the audience.
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The Sheik and His House.
WIhen the French came into contact
with the Bedouin in Algeria, it was
thought that a ready way of civilizing
him would be to assist him to build
himself a permanent habitation. A
sheik who was thus favored was full
of gratitde to the French engineers
who had built him a house.
Since my house was finished," he
said, "I have not lost a single sheep.
lock them up In my house every
night, and next mor'ning I find the..1
all in safety."
Then where do you eX'. yourself'?"
asked an officer In amaze:- ..'
"Oh, for myself, a sheik ca. !
Compliments Aer Death.
There Is a German proverb which
says. --an darf nur sterben um gelobt
zu werden" (We need only die in order
to get praisnd). This, we cannot hell,
but admit, is fairly true in a general
sense, and if we required any proof or
confirmation the epitaphs in ceme
teries, churchyards and churches
would readily furnish it. Indeed If we
had no other testimony to go by than
these pious inscriptions we might al
most fancy that men and women had
arrived at such a state of perfection
that they were little less Van angels.
Death, like time, Is a great healer of
wounds, a great soother of passions. a
great calmer of turbulent thoughts, a
slayer of enmity. He is the peace
maker par excellence, having caused
the saying to gain general currency
that we should say nothing of the dead
but what Is good. Among the laws of
the "Twelve Tables," compiled by the
Deceiviri. there was one which, In
fact, forbade to speak injuriously of
the dead. It is In exchange for this
doubtless that we are always doubly
anxious and ready to vilify the living.
A Spurgeon Rusc.
Spurgeon, the famous English di
vine, once passed a stonemason who.
after each stroke of his hammer, curs
ed and swore. 'Mr. Spurgeon laid his
hand on his shoulder and, looking kind
ly at him, said: "You are an adept at
swearing. Can you also p)ray?'
With anotlier oath he replied, "Not
Holding up 5 shillings, Mr. Spurgeon
said if he would promise never to pray
he would give him that.
"That is easily earned," said the
man, with a fresh oath, .and put it in
his pocket. When Spurgeon left the
man began to feel a little queer. When
he went home his wife asked him what
ailed him, and lie told her. "It is Ju
das' money," said the man, and on a
sudden impulhe he threw it into the
fire. The wife found it and took it
out and discovered who had given It
to him. The man took it back to Spur
geon, who conversed long with him,
warning him, and at length was the
means of saving him. He became an
attached member of his flock.
'Twas In Tater Time.
The late Senator Platt of Connecticut
enjoyed funny stories and could tell a
good man. himself. Notwithstanding
his long public life, he always remem
bered a yarn that he carried from his
One year when the district schools
opened in his town one of the teachers
In making a record of the ages of her
pupils, as required by law, found that
one little girl, who came from a fami
ly not noted for being especially
brigl't. was unable to say when her
So In order to complete her records
the teacher walked two miles to see
the girl's mother one afternoon after
school. Asked if she could remember
just when her daughter was born, the
woman thought for some little time
and then, with a sort of puzzled look,
"Well, the gal was born in tater
time, that's sure, but I can't 'member
whether they was a-plantin' on 'em or
a-diggin' on 'em."--Boston Herald.
A man who was a guest at one of
the. summer resorts In West Virginia
tells of a wvedding ceremony he wit
nessed In the town near by.
The minister was young and easily
embarrassed. It was the first wedding
he had ever undertaken. The prospec
tive bride and groom were both youn
ger and still more easily embarrassed
Wh'en the minister had finished the
service and muttered a few kindly but
halting words to the young couple he
had just united the bride looked at
him, blushing, but confident.
"Thank yer," she said clearly. '-It's
shore kind o' yer to congratulate us,
an' as long as you haven't ever been
married yit maybe we'll have a chance
some day to retaliate." - Harper's
Some absurd clauses have found
their way into certain acts of the Brit
ish parliament. One statute enacted
punishment of fourteen years' trans
portation for a certain offense, "and
upon conviction one halt thereof should
go to the king and the other half to
the informer." Then there Is an act
of parliament for the rebuilding of
Chelmsford prison which stipulated in
one clause that the prisoners should
be confined in the old prison until the
new one was built and In another-an
amending-clause that the new prison.
should be constructed out of the ma
triai of the old one.
He Didn't Put It Off.
"Gracious:" exclaimed MIr. Staylate.
It's nearly midnight. I should be go.
ig pretty soon, I suppose."
"Yes," replied Mi1ss Patience Gonne,
"you know the old saying, 'Never put
off till tomorrow what you can do to
"You let 1im hug you in the con
"I did not. I made him remove his
arm every time the music in the ball
room stopped."-- Louisville Courier
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