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NYM cn,NKLE wmTE3 A chapteh
ABOUT THE. OPHIDIANA.
stteele BTaekDye's Tbeory of Sauke Charm
lngTiio raychle Side of a 8Crpent'
CharactarwOrte of SCaakaye's Buake
Seanees The Danger of Fooling.
Bt&lo Mnckayo is the only man that Ilmvo
ever mot who has made a rational study of
Borpentology. It is true enough that I do
not ngrco with him in all lib conclusions, as I
will explain presently, but I must acknowl
edge his accumulation of knowledgo and the
philosophic spirit with which ho has investi
gated what may bo called the mystic side of
Here lot mo nay that Ilmvo an antipathy to
tho serpent not unusual, but which is ut
terly beyond tho control of my will or renson.
I do not think that I am devoid of tho qual
ity w hich passes by tho name of physical
courage On moro than ono occasion I bavn
confronted n doj which I had evory reason
to boliovp was rabid and from which other
mon ran away; but on tliosuddfn npnearanco
of a snako a wnsntlon of dread and wenltncsa
ovorcomo? mn that la uuaccountablo and Irre
sistible. Once, when climbing some rocks
with my boy In tho Great South Park, we
came unexpectedly upon a rattlesnake coiled
with his head and rattles In the nir about
three feet above us. I now know, and I wish
to confess it, that for the first thno in my life
I experienced tho partial sensation of faint
ing. My boy killed the ser ent unconcern
edly, but I was unfitted for the journey for
This strange fear is, as I have said, by no
means uncommon. I have encountered it
among all classes of men, and havo even ob
served It among frontiersmen, who had been
unable by years of experlenco in snake in
fested districts to overcome it Whether this
la n congenial antipathy and the result of in
herited prejudices or Is self mado from early
impressions and subsequent imaginings is an
A rnTSIOAI. HY8TKIIT.
Mr. Mncknyo holds that it is tho inhei-ited
result of tho m3sticism that hn surrounded
tho soipent from the timo of Moses, and that
It can bo overcome by a mere exorcise of the
will and a familiarity with the snake.
Here I tyvke Issue with him. I am Inclined
to bcliovo Jmt tho universal fear and horror
inspired b tho serpent have a psychic cause
not yet explained and tint this terror reaches
Its maximum In certain organizations quite
Independently of their associations and train
ing. No ono who1 hns seen a horse trembling
throughout his fnmio and brafkiug into a cold
sweat at an ordinary black snako in tho road,
or, to take a still better example, no one who
has seen n bulldog, the most courageous and
least sensitive of all the canine tribo, shiver
and put his tall between bin legs at the snifl
of a b lrmles? garter snake, can have fulled to
wonder at the mystei ious dread which ap
pears to run all through tho animal kingdom
or at least all the domesticated part of it
with the singlo exception, if I am to believe
common rural superstition, of the hog.
Most of my readers who have travoled in
tho southwest are familiar with the repug
nant oxperimentsof the frontiersmen of cut
ting tho bead from a fresh killed rattlesnake
and coiling tho decapitated body on the top of
a barrel to see the involuntary muscular con
tractions imitate the striking act of the live
serpent But tho remarkable part of this
disgusting experiment is, that not ono man in
ten has sufllcieut nerve to hold his band up
and let the headless body strike at it .
A VAINTIHO ITT.
About throe years ago I saw a great,
brawny man in Bunnell's museum topple over
in the crowd. Ho was carried out, as was
then supposed, iq a dying condition, and
wator poured over him in the lobby. When
an ambulance arrived ho bad recovered suf
ficiently to explain the causo of his fainting
fit, aud be attributed it to ths serpent exhi
bition mode by the woman who put tho
pythons round her body. 1 took pains to
learn something of his antecedents, and found
that he had been a soldier and noted for his
bravery and courage.
I could multiply these instances to any ex
tent, but whut I want to say is that I never
met anybody who had this antipathy more
unreasonably developed than myself.
Some ten years ago Stioele Mackaye had
some literary work to do In which I was a
colhiborateur, aud ho Invited me to his house
in Stamford for a week. Anna Dickinson
bad told me something about bis snake se
ances, but I had forgotten all about it, and I
arrived there in the evening and was con
ducted to his study. Imagine my horror as
I stood at tho partly open door, and, looking
In, saw my friend seated at a writing table
in tho mlddlo of the room, having for a com
panion un eighteen foot South American boa,
the body of which was partly on tho floor,
while tho flattened bead, with its little lid .ess
eyes, lay w thin a foot of the manuscript
upon which Mackaye was working.
Tho effect of this upon mo was instantly
apparent to Mackaye, who jumped up
aud began to upbraid me forgiving way
to what he culled an entirely irrational weak
ness. He appealed to my philosophy, to my
will, to my manhood. Pointed out to mo that
my terror was a childish one, ungrounded in
sense, and that the healthy intelligence over
A BUBTLB, BICKBNIira ODOR.
No one but niysolf ca know how vain
were all these appeals. 'I distinctly remem
ber that the moment I put my bead in that
door my sense was attracted by that strange,
subtle and sickening odor which emanates
from the ophidian, and to which some organ
izations aro so susceptible Its effect upon mo
is not unlike that of sulphuretted hydrogen
gas, producing sensations of vertigo, accom
panlod by that illusion of surface coolness
which Is produced on tho gustatory nerves by
MI will show you," said Mackayo, "that
your fears aro unworthy of you, and con
vinco you in flvo minutes that the serpont, so'
far from being a malignant, dangerous
enomy, is simply an unvolitioual spinal sys
tem, without a cerebrum, and subject altso
lutely to rhythm of bound aud motion."
lie then bpgan a series of Dolsurtian exper
iments with his snake, us I stood sliriukiiigly
at the door with my hand upon tho knob. Ha
mado sinuous and graceful passes' with bis
bis hands, in which his arm imltab-d tho con
vulsions of u berpent, describing leautlful
and graceful curves that seemed to pass from
kk shoulder along a flexible humerus to the
The action apparently soothed the reptile,
for it simply moved its flattened bead ia a
swaying, sympathetic motion and allowed
Mackaye to grasp It gently a the neck nd
guide It wherever ho pleased.
"You can ko." he said, "for yourself test
ths animal is soothed by rhythmic rootivn.'
Mow I willprovo to you thatunrhylbmic mo
tion irritates it, and so does urirhythmio
Ho then began a new series of fcingularly
ungraceful and spasmodic actions with his
band, which were not violent, and the
serpent began to raise his bead and dart out
his black, forked tongue.
AW OLD RATTLESNAKE.
Somo mouths afterwards saw Mackaye
go through this same experiment with an old
Pennsylvania rattlesnake In a wire cago at
what was then the aquarium on Broadway.
Ho thrust hi baud in at tho llttlo wire cago
and did tho soothing business again, to tho
horror of Todo Hamilton and an Indian
snako charmer, who were, with myself, tho
only witnesses. You must remember thntthe
make was a veteran, and as full of venom ns
(tu egg is full of meat In itatiou in his en so
rneatit sudden and certain death.
When Mackayo had demonstrated bis com
plete power over tho animal, ho withdrow his
arm, c!osd the wicket and ljegnn upon tho
outside of tho cago a quietly irrituting system
of gestures. In an incredibly short space of
time tho serjent had thrown himself into his
concentric attitude of defiance, his rattle was
vibrating and he was a picture of danger
thnttnado us all stand back and hold our
But imagine my wretchedness that night
in Mnckaye's house at Stamford. I was given
a luxurious chamber. I know that my door
was locked nnd satisfied myself before retir
ing that tho eighteen foot boa had not by
somo inadvertence crawled into my room. I
felt euro that ho was securely boxed and in
tho cellar. And yet I started out of sleep
with an invincible dread.
Every sense fooled me. I beard tho slow,
dire, inevitable motion of that spinal body
upon tho newspaper that I hud dropped uion
the floor. 1 saw in tho shadows the uplifted
bead and forked tonguo. I caught tho odor,
which sickened me. I felt the touch of tho
cold, writhing coils. And all this was accom
panied by tlm consciousness that it was noth
ing but my own imaginition.
Well, priilo and a feeling of shame nt my
own childishness or effeminacy mndo mo en
deavor to fatniliartzo myself with tho reptllo
during the week that I whs in the bouse. )
tried very hard to fight down my instinctive
antipathies and get up a personal acquaint
auce. I might as well say at onco that I ut
CRUSHED DT A BOA.
Some months ufterwaid I cut from the
London papers an account of tho sudden nnd
terrible death of a snako exhibitor at Bom
bay, and took it to Mackaye. Tuts man bad
been for years performing in public with
enormous voustrictors, which ho coiled round
his body. Ono day, while on the btago of the
Botubny theatre, encircled by the folds of a
tremendous boa, the audience heard a cry of
pafti, nnd the man Tith his load of snake
staggered and fell ov.r upon tho floor. There
was a mufllod report, as of many bones crack
ing. At the post mortem bo was found to have
suffered two hundnxl and sixty frnctpces.
"That," I remarked, "is a terrible example
of the danger of fooling with tbo ophidians."
"It is," said Mackaye, "a terrible example
of the carelessness of exhibitors. It was his
"Why, he forgot to examine his clothing
before bo coiled tho, serpent round bis body
and something irrita'ted the animal. If they
had oxandneil the boa they would have found
an abrasion or cut, perhaps caused by a pin.
At the kuddeu irritation be exerted his whole
constrictive force, which was capable of
crushing an ox."
"Nice dynamic playthings," I remarked,
"steel springs aud lightning."
"Yea," said Mackaye, "yon have to know
bow to baudle steel springs and lightning. ' I
bad a similar experience with my pet."
"Similar, do you sayf"
"Yes, ho was colled around the wicker chair
you used to sit in, and I was writing. The
door into tho passage on tbo other sido of the
room was ajar, and Tabby came lazily in,
with her tail straight up in tho air. I beard
a report like a pistol and the door was
slammed suddenly shut Talk about frac
tures. I don't think there was a piece of that
chair left that was bix inches long. He just
pulverized it, and shot himself against that
door like a thuuderljolt It was the cat, you
sayl Nonsense, It was a splinter of that chair,
found a cut in his skin an inch and a half'
"What did you do with your pet?"
"Loot bim. It was a confounded shame I
left bim in a box in the cellar when I went
to Boston to lecture, and iny men forgot the
blankets. My snako was frozen stiff, I
could have revived bim if I bad got back in
timo, but the boys chopped him up in cord
wood lengths and buried bun." Nym Crinkle
in Now York World.
The Pepper Tree.
Some time before reaching Santa Barbara
we began to soo tho pepper tree of which wo
had seen Uoluted specimens before in great
numbers, aud presently miles of hedges com
posed of this graceful tree met our eyes. The
pepper tree is large and tail, with branches
drooping after tho manner of tho weeping
willow, only not to the same extent The
folinge is thick, the leaves being long and
lender, growing close together and having a
very graceful and feathery effect in tbo
spring they are covered with clusters of tiny
light yellow, creamy blossoms which look as
soft and downy as the back of a newly
batched chicken and of about the same color,
taken aa a mass. These disappear and long
clusters of small berries gradually ripen and
blush to a vivid scarlet in tho warm sun,
making a wonderfully pretty bit of color, con
trasting with the light green leaves in tho
landscape Iu leaf, in bud, iu blo-som, in
fruit, ic is always a beautiful and graceful
thing to look upon. As tho seasons change it
simply changes its dress, the now ono seeming
lovellor .than tho old; it is never bare and
desolato liko other trees. The popper trco is
very common in southorn California, but its
perennial beauty preserves it from the fate
of many another common thing. Cor. Clovo
DAY OF ATONEMENT.
THE MOST SOLEMN EVENT IN THE
Prayer and Fasting fo Twenty-fomr
rjonrs Ancient Sacrificial Ceremonies. I
Solemn Closing Servleo Wearing Verw
ltunlo Shrouds A Very Curious Custom.
III this time of materialistic thought the
average American can hardly understand,
still less ran ho appreciate, the awe and rev
erence with which tho Day of Atonement is
regarded by tho Jo w. Ids the most sacred
twenty-four bom's in' tho calendar of tho
Hebrew. Into tho minutes of that day are
woven tho splendors of his ancient temples,
tho pomp ninl ceremonial of tho Mosaic rit
ual, tho sadness of n nation without a home.
Tho Jew vi ns not contemned mid a wanderer
wi en that had rd day was I Flitutcd.
By ot tliodox mill reformed Jovva alikotbU
day ii held in reverence. Every ono of the
Hebrow fnith will ob crvo it by fasting and
prayer. The tune of this bcrvico is tho tenth
day of the seventh month in the Jewish cal
endar. The day is significant Ii is
tho tenth day to signify tho com
pletenws of the atonement; ic Is tho
seventh month becauoo tbo month closed
ttio frstnl half of the Mosaic year, und
thus, in a sense, formed its Sabbath; it is tho
tenth day of the mouth, because, fay the wito
men, on that day Adam sinned and repented,
Abraham was circumcised, and Moses caino
down from the Mount aud found bis people
worshiping the g ldeu calf. The day thus bet
apart is strictly and solemnly kept On it,
and on it alono, is there n fast enjoined. The
Jew Is expected to "ufHict bij soul" on that
day, which means fasting iu tulditiou to re
peutauco uiid humiliation.
THE ANCIENT CEREMONIAL.
Tbo ancient ritual included a ceremonial of
Oriental magn I licence. The priests were
dressed in pure white linen, signifying sim
plicity. Two coats were furuMied by the
peoplo upon which were cast lots ono lot for
Jehovah and the other for Azazel, tho name
of a bad spirit living in the wilderness. One
of these goats wus killed ns a sin offering
after the priest had slain a bullock; then fol
lowed that singular ceremony of tending the
living goat into tho wilderness? A man ap
pointed tho year before led t!:e goat away
into a district from which there was no re
'lhe idea of this procedure evidently wns
that tho sins ubicti had symbolically been
laid upon tho goat did not leturn. The man
who had led tho goat could not re-enter the
camp until ho had washed bis clothes and
himself. Tho high pi lest then took oft his
linen garments, washed himseir,.put on bis
usual dress cud burned thefutof the other
goat upon the altar.
Since the destruction of Jerusalem the
Day of Atonement has not been observed
with such imposing ceremonial. But yet it
is kept up. In place of the sin offering there
is tho expiatory prayer, iu which ihero are
many beautiful passages. The modern ob
servance of the day consists of a rigorous
fast, beginning at sunset nnd continuing
until tho next evening at 0 o'clock. Not a
drop ot water nor a morsel of food can be
taken in that time This observance ia bind
ing on every Jew, except those who are too
ill to risk tho fast The synagoguo services
begin about sunset and lost several hours.
They are resumed the following morning at
0 o'clock aud continue until sunset The
services consist of a set ritual of prayers for
forgivenness, expressions of contrition and
promises ot amendment Selections from
the law and prophets are read, and addresses
upon the topics of the day are made by the
rabbis. The music for the day is pitched in
a tone of special solemnity. A striking
feature of the service is the inemorialof the
dead, so called, in which not alone the names
and virtues of departed members of the con
gregation aro mentioned, but tho fart of
their departure is used to point a lesson of
morality, and their memory employed to in
cite the pious emulation of those who mourn
them. Iu many congregations very large
collections aie taken up for benevolent pur
poses. BOLXMN OLOBXNO SEKVTCK.
The closing service, which begins just be
fore sundown, is pitched in a still higher key
of rolemnity. The synagoguo is then crowded
to its utmost Those who have gone out dur
ing the day for air it is very wearisome sit
ting in a crowded room for twelve hours; be
sides, tho effects of the fast are beginning to
bofelt return encouraged by the knowledge
that tho closo of the service is near. The re
sponses are louder. The rabbi ascends the
steps of the ark to close its doors, which
have been open all day. The whole congre
gation, standing, repeat the 8hemaug or He
brew declaration of faith: "Here, oh, Israel,
the Lord our Ood is one" Then follows the
repetition ot the people's cry upon Mount'
Carnel in. Ell jab's time seven times: "The
Lonl be is God." The doors of the ark are
closed aud a single blast is blown upon a
ram's bom, which dismisses the congrega
tion. Tbo article used in tho service which
probably comes the nearest in resemblance
to the one used in Jerusalem before tbo Jew
hung bis harp upon tho willows is this ram's
horn. It is just such an instrument as that
which Joshua aud his band blew upon when
the walls of Jericho fell Borne littio skill is
required to blow it It emits but one note,
and that of a peculiarly weird and mournful
Following the custom established by tbo
priests in tho early history of the cult, it has
been the habit from time immemorial for the
men to wear the veritable shrouds or gar
ments intended to bo used at their burial.
This practice, however, among the wealthier
Jews of tbii city has fallen into dl-use
Among the poorer congregations tho white
garments are still worn. But rich aud poor
alike yet cling to the little white cap which k
worn on the Day of Atonement
A very curious ceremony in connection
with this day ii practiced by strict Jews. On
the day previous to tho Day of Atonement
each man takes a cock and each- woman a
hen, aud swinging it three times nrotiud the
bead they each exclaim: "May thii cock (hen)
be my atonement I This cock (tun) shall go
to death that' I may go info the llfo of the
blessed with all Israel. Amen." Tho fowls
aro then killed and given to tho p jor, or else
kept and their vnluo given. '
A highly cultured rabbi, when asked this
morning if ho mado any preparations for tbo
fast by eating a hearty meal, replied there?
was a time in his experience when he did so,
but bo bad found that such a course was law
jurious. Now he eats only an ordinary meal.
But an aged clothing dealer on Chatham
street pursues a different course, ne eats all
that bo can bold and says be suffers uo iH
effects from so doing. New York Suu.
STUDENT UFE IN PAfJIS.
Some of the Manners and Custom of
the Latin Quarter.
Hero U tho receipt for a Paris students A
high hat which costs about f 3 and is sliabby
in proportion. A board, but not like the
beards we -have at homo. It must, bo cut
very short nt the sides, generally with a ma
chine, atid pointed at tho chin. The hair is
done iu one of three ways, but rarely with
any pait. 1, cut very short and brushed
straight forward a Ia dynamiter; S, brushed
up on end u la porcupino; 3, allowed to grow
very long and thi own back a la Beethoven.
These long haired fellows aro simply disgust
ing. They assume tho halo of un intellect
which they ltave.uot got You can geiioially
tell a student, too, by tho black leather caso
which be invuriably carrion for paper, hooka,
etc For writing they all havo littio square)
inkstands which possess most lnnrvelous pow
ers of upsetting, und an ordinary pen. A
stylograph, price twelve or fifteen francs,
would bo considered an indication of fabulous
wealth. The most striking characteristic,
bowover, of a gi'iiuino Paris student, particu
larly ouo of tlip medical persuasion, Is his free)
and easy manners. Ho frequently finds,
toward 3 or 3 o'clock in the morulilg, that his
brain will not work any longer unless he
goes out in tho street and howls vigorously, to
theimmeuso edification of tho neighboring
sleepers. Then you will often observe bins
sinking down the Boulevard Saint Michel
in tho evening, with a female compan
ion on either arm, and indulging in
what might be called, by a flight .
disregard of the truth, a species
of singing: Again you may 6eo tho young
gentleman of studious propensities on top of a
billiard table in ono of tho bra-series, with a
cue in one hand and a plate of what they call
choucrouto in the other, haranguing o crowd
of miscellaneous friends upon some important
question of tho moment Yes, on the whole
you nra apt to recoguizo tho student by the
delightful sans geno which ho displays when
ever ho appear in public You think to
yourself: "Well, these joking, drinking,
jovial, fooling young Frenchmen can't
amount to much nt their books. They aro not
serious enough, ibey waste too much time at
cafes and brasseries, they keep too late hours,
etc" Wait a moment, my friend. Paris
students aro not to be judged too hastily. Go
into tho lecture rooms und tho laboratories.
Watch these rams harum scarum fellows at
tho dissecting table, or iu the great libraries.
Talk to them. Find out who thoy aro, etc,
and tho first thing you know you will dis
cover thut these "young fools," its you
thought them tho other night when you
watched them gambling in the Cafe dels
Source at 1 o'clock in the morning, know
enough about medicine, or chemistry, or
something elso, to make your head swim.
You see they play very hard when they play,
and perhaps it's the same when they work.
They laugh at tho English students here as
being "always serious," for tbo excellent rea
son thnt they huve not enough esprit to ba
anything else Paris Cor. New York Sun. .
TALES OF GEN. FORREST.
Rough and Tumble Manner of
Confederate Cavalry Loader.
The following interesting incident in the
army life of Gen. Bedford Forrest wero wit
nessed by an eye witness, and now for the
first time publish :
In December, 18C3, Gen. N. B. Forrest
crossed the Tennessee river and mado a raid
through west Tenueesee, which portion of the
state was fortified in many places, all of
which were strongly garrisoned. -While
making a feint against Jackson (to enable
the larger part of. his brigade to uninter
ruptedly eapture tho small stockades on the
railroad) a staff officer galloped up to the
general and exclaimed, excitedly:
"General, general, the Yankees are coming
np iu your rearl"
Without a moment's hesitation, in the
most indifferent manner imaginable, Forrest
"I don't kcro a . Til about face
an I'll be in thar rar."
While crossing tho Tennessee river (return
ing from this same raid) bis rear was strongly ,
pressed by the Federals. The ferryboats bad
to be pulled back and forth by hand. The
weather was terribly cold and as the men
hauled upon tho wet ropes their bunds would
literally freeze to them. Forrest thought
those on the east side were working too
slowly and crossing over he immediately put
everyone to work officers aa well as privates.
The colonel who bad been left in command
on the west side sent his sergeant major
across tho river with an important message
to Forrest The sergeant found the general
hauling on a rope, alternately encouraging
and damning every one near him. He ran
up to Forrest, and began:
"General, Col. Woo"
"D m colonel whoever he is. Ketch hold
of this rope and help pull the boat inl"
"But, general, colouel"
"Don't talk to me Help pull this boat in, '
or I'll throw you in the river," shouted Ivr
rest "But, general, I'm sent," began tho ser
geant, when Forrest seized bim, and with one
twist of bis muscular arm lifted tho messen
ger clear off his feet, and stood bim up in the
water waist deep. The sergeant, to save
himself as he went over, seized bold of For
rest's coat and pulled the general in with
bhn. Forrest retained bis bold of tbo ser
geant, and exclaiming, "Spunky dog, eh I"
be soused bim under tho water and held bim
there a fow Beconds; then lifting' the ser
geant's bead above the water long enough
for him to catch his breath, be would shove
hlin upper water again, and a.gain bringing
bim up would exclaim: .
"Spunky dog, eh I"
After Immersing tho sergeant several times
Forrest helped him ashore, when tho latter,
half strangled and coughing, tried to draw
bis pUtol. Forrest gave bl two or three
slaps oi) the back to help him expel the water,
from his lungs, saylu'g ut tho Rime tlmej -
You d littio fool, don't you know your
pistol' is wet and woii't flrol" Jacksonville
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