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CAIRO. ILLINOIS. THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1882.
Circuit Judgo-O. J. Baker.
Circuit Clerk A. 11. JrvlD.
County Jmlxo K. tt Yocum. . '
County Clerk H.J. Ilumra.
County Attorney J. M. Jlamron. ,
County Treasurer Miltii W. Parker.
tjherltf John Hodges.
Coroner It. KllXtferald
County Commissioners T. W. Ilalllday, J. A.
Glbbs and Peter fan p.
Mayor N. R. ThMewood.
Treasurer T J. Kerth.
Clerk Dennis. J, Foley,
Oolii-sclor-Wm. li. Ollbert.
Marrhal L. H. Meyers,
Attorney William llecdrick.
BOiUU lit AMJIHMSN.
l-'lrst Ward Peter batip, T. M . Kimbrough.
rtccond Ward Jesse Hlnkle.C. N. Hughes,
Third Wfird-ll. P, Blake, John Wood.
Fourth Ward Chane 0. Petlcr, Adolph 8wo
bod a. 1
Fifth Wrd-T. W. Uallldav. Ernest B. PetM.
("lAlKOlUI'riST. -Corner Tenth and Poplar
J streets; preaching flr-t and third Sunday In
tach mouth. 11 a. in". nd 7:) P. ro. -.prayer meet.
nia'RCn OF THE REDEEM KR(Kpleopar)
KJ Kottrteenth iiwet; Sunday 7:00 a m.. Holy
KuehusiHt; a. m , Sunday chool 10:45 a.m.,
Morning prayers; S:i p. m., evening rayers. F.
y. Davenport, 8.T, li. hector.
TVIiST MISSION ART BAPTIST CHCHCH.
T Preaching at VM 3 ! ? u Vi J1- m
hhi,ath school at T:3u p. ra Uev. T. J. bhores,
ftTDEP.AN Thirteenth stroct; servties 8ab-
bath 1:M a. m.; baaday scboolip.m. He?.
MKTHOMST-Cor. Elehtb and Walnut streets,
Prpachlri" Sabbath ll;U)a. ra. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday .School at :oJ p. m. Rev. J. A. hcarrelt,
Ti KFSBYTEHIAN Eighth street; preaching on
1 habbaih at 11 :U0 a. m. and 7:ip. m. ; prayer
meetUu Weitncsdar at 7:S')p. m.; handay bcuool
at 8 p.m. Rev .Y.'Kore, pastor.
ST. JOSEPH'S Roman Catholic) Corner Cross
and Walnut streets: services Sabbath 10:80 a.
u.; SuudsTchoolat2p.m.; Vesper. 3 p m.;ser
rices every day at 6 a. ra. Rev. O Hara, I'riCft.
OT. PATRICK'S -Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
O t'rwt and Washington avenne; services Bab
oaih S and 10 a. m.: Veepers 3 p. m. ; Bonday School
p. m. services evsty day at 9 a. m. Ret. Maotersou
R. K. TIME CARD AT CAIRO-
ILLINOIS CENTRAL M. K.
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ST L.. 1. M A 8. R. R.
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Daily except bundny. t Daily.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
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St. Louis and Chicago.
The Onlv Lino Rurmint?
9 DAILY TRAINS
f From Cairo,
Making Direct Connection
Arrlvineiu St. I.oiil, 9:45 a m : Chicago, H:3(i p.m. ;
ACoDir at MdiiiMd KffluKham for Clndu.
natl, Louiavlllu. Itidlauapolta aud puints Kt.
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a ui.i ImliannpoIlK 4: a.m. I'aonRcri. by
thin train roach tho abovo point 1 i to Jo
UOUU8 In advance of any other route.
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chivnKeB.atid through ileej.ewto St.
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X aSSeillJCl S orn polnn without any delay
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EORQE II. LEACIli M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
Hnaclal attention mild to the Homeopathic trwt
ment of snritlcal dlieasoa, and diseases of woirw
omco: On Hth street, oppolto the Post ODloo
jya. w. c. jooifLTN,
OPFICI-BlKlitk Btreot, near Comrrclal Atenno
pit. E. W. WUITLOCK,
Omoi No. .106 Oommitcttl Avnn, btw
Bghth and ninth Btret ,
OK Til r; CONDITION
Alexander County Bank.
Cairo, III., Dec. 3Ut, 1881.
Loans and Discounts.... $00,61(1 fit
line from other hanki 11.1X15 m
Cash, on hand l.T Tj
Kuul Kslalu find furiiliiiro , 1:1.617 53
Expeueus, Including taxes 6,f'i 3d
Capital stock paid lu 125,500 00
Surplus fund ... 7.MM M
KHrnlui;s... , ll.WO 00
DuposltH K,I40 1T7
Wc. Peter Ncirvtco president, and Henry Wells
cashier, do solemnly swear that the abovu state
mint Is true to the b'-ntof oiirknowlcd(e and be
lief. PET K R NEFF, Vice Prealdeut
H. WELLS, Ciwbler. .....
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Of Jn., laii. ALFRED CO.MlSilS,
lw Notary Public.
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street,
O in corn:
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H.WELLS, Cashier. T. J. Kerth, Ass't cash
F. Fross Cairo William Kince... Cairo
Peter Neff " WilliHni Wolf.... "
C. SI Ostcrloli " I C. O. I'atler.. ...... "
E. A. Budcr " I II. Wells "
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A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS DONE.
Exchange so!d aud bought. Interest paid In
the Ssvinifs Department. Collection, made and
all business promptly attended to.
Qf W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
comtanfly on band
At Seveuty-flve cent3 per load.
At one dollar per load.
Tho "trlmm!nrf"ars coars o shavlncs and make
thabest summer wood for cooklne purposes as well
as th cheapest ever sold in Cairo. For black
mith's ns insetting tires, they are uneqaailed
Leave yaor orders at the 'i enth strwt wooa yard
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notice the ferry batt will nuke trip, as follow.!
MATKS tXAVKS LXAVIS
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CAIRO AND NEW MADRID PACKET.
TO SEW MADRID.
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Leavoi Cairo for Now Madrid nnd way polnU
vnry Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 p, m.
Returnliift leaves New Madrid Weduosday, Friday,
and JBoroay ai (a.m.
rpnE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. P. HALMDAY, President.
H. L. UALLIDAY, Vice-President,.
THOS. W. UALLIDAY, Cashier.
a. 1TAATI TATLOB, W. T. HALI.IDAT,
nlNBT L. HAUJDAT, B. B. CUS HIH8HAM,
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8TOVE8 AND TINWARE.
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, Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
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ALL KINDS 07 JOB WORK DONS TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN" TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
C. O. PATIER & CO..
Cot. Nineteenth etreetl P?itn Til
Commercial Avenne f ltillU, 111;
( M. ALDEN,
FOR TUK BALE OF
Hay, Grain and
Room No. 1, np stairs In Caul's Building,
TXo. 80 Ohio Levee.
COAL, WOOD ICE.
P M. WARD,
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WOOD OF ALL KINDS.
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Zincs, and Colors,
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Our Liquid Palnta are read for Immediate ttso on
opeuliiK the packages, no oil, spirits of turpentine
or dryers belug required,
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their freedom from barvte. clay, alkalis, water,
benzine, soup and other article which are used to
aduiiorate liquid paints.
Covering Canaoltv. Thov wolirh flftocn to six
teen pounds to tho gallon, and will cover better
and more snrfaco than any chemical paints or those
containing barytosor clay, as these add weight
Permanency of Color (Iroat care has boon takon
In selecting colon for t inting, and we tiso only per
manent colors, conseqneutly our tints do not fade.
Convenience. Any oue who can tiso a Paint
bnmh o.ttu apply these paints, and balng ready for
tiso, there is no waste or excess of material, as is
the casa often when lead, oil and turpentine havo
to be purchased- The colore can always be exactly
matched and thorn la no nocossity of having two or
threw shades on the same building, as is often the
case when tints aro made experimentally.
Our Pure Llauld Paints am nut no in small Can
from 1 to 5 lbs., and also by the gallon, In package
from can of K. 1,9, 8 and S galls., to kegs of 10, 18
ana xo gaits., anu ooi. or in gaits, .
nampie cards ai nice Lists mauoa to any au,
. 1 nnvia-dJitt.
While other llaklng Powders
are largely adulterated with
Alnm and other hurtful drugs,
has been kept unchanged in all
its original purity and strength.
The best evidence of its safety
and effectiveness is the fact of its
luiviny received the highest tenti
inonials from tfkc mont eminent
chemists in the United States,
iv ho have analyzed it, from its
introduction to the irescnt time.
TJiere are no powders that bear
higher chemical tests, nor any
that show so good results by the
TEST OF THE OVEN.
It is a pure Fruit Acid Baking
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Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Manufacturers of Lnpnlin Yeast
Ooms, Dr. Price' Special Flavoring
Extracts, aud Dr. Prloe'a Vniquo
A Visit to Morocco,
Visitors to Morocco find tho country
oml iti pooplo Hiarvclotisly .strung! and
fresh.' Theirs "are the rain imd the
sunshine, and the wttys of an old wis
dom by our world forgot. " Nowhere
ciui a man bo more conscious of the
mere joy of living; nowhere be more ini-pres.-ed
with the vanity and tedium of
much that European civilization con-,
aiders indispensable to the interests of
life. From the hour you set foot in the
country the present "moment seems so
full of delight that there is but the
sniallcst de-iire to project life intoantici
pation. Time ceases to exist, or at least
to be of any account. It rm be ad
mitted, however, that the dispiwiMon of
everybody in this lazy lotos-eating hind
to act on this is at tim"s a little trouble
some. You have prraned to make an
excursion to a town in the interior; you
have tixed tho duy for starting after
having found that it must not be Tues
day, for " I'letsa feletsa" ("on the third
day all fails"); nor on a Friday, for that
is their Sabbath v.m have been promis
ed guides and mules by such a time; but
do nut expect them there, they will not
come. You go to the man with whom
you have made arrangements; he is
probably doing nothing, and he has
probably nothing to say in answer to
jour complaint but "Please, Allah, to
morrow." Yet if you manage to set
out on the third dav, or before the week
has run out, you will have been treated
fairly well. They mean no neglect or
disrespect: it is only their "Old-Wot Id"
way. Hence their proverb, "Onceover
the threshold the journey's half done."
For traveling there arc, of course, neith
er carriages nor roads; tho roads so
Called are only collocations of mule and
cmiu'l tracks. Till within two or three
years ao there was not a single wheeled
Vehicle in Morocco; hut now there is
known to be two the one is a yellow
antediluvian gig, which the Suit :tu has
procured Nuiiehnw r other, and which
figured some lime ago in it Slate pro
cesssion, to the nstoni.shnient and de
light of the spectators; the other is a
wheelbarrow which a gentleman reeenl-
r ly took to Mogador, anil of which tho
stalwart Moor to whom it was consign
ed so little surmised the use tJtat when
he had filled it wilh mortar according
to instructions ho promptly shouldered
it anil si rode oil'. Traveling on inule
baek, however, in the large, well-padded
saddles of the country, with stirrups
like slippers, is no great hardship to
either man or woman, and tho way is
v constantly beguiled by some fresh illus
tration of Moorish life and manners; a
company of noisy country folk going to
or coming from market ; a troop of horse
men dashing past, with flowing white
jehtbs; the ghostly-looking, silentcaval
cade of an Arab sheik of tho plains, and
his harem, swathed from view all but,
perhaps, one lustrous eye; the astonish
ed rustic girl, who hides Iter face big,
not her legs; or the toilsome, almost
naked peasant dawdling along behind
his aboriginal plow. A goat and a don
key may often bo seen yoked together,
and a woman has been seen in the place
of ft goat; but whatever tho team, tho
plowing is always tho Btimo a mero
scoring of the soil, and vet it brings forth
In abundance. 1'ull Mall UazcUe.
A Sonsation in the Woods
1 Mr. George Howard tells the following
Miako story: lie says ho was hunting in
the swanij) for squirrel, rind that as ho
was walking along his attention was
called to a tree where two or threo
Huulrrels woro making a terrible noise.
Thinking ho would get a idiot ho crept
to tho tree, and on tho limb ho noticed
a largo snake, aud just as he came near
tho tree the snako fell to tho ground,
tightly wrapped around a squirrel, which
it soon swallowed. Ho says tho other
squirrels were so terror-sirleken that
they camo running down tho tree and
limping on trees, at tho same timoniok
ng a noise that was an entreaty for
iclp. He killed the snake, which was
about eight feet long, and tho other two
squirrels, and proceeded on hid hunt.
Mar-on (Qa.) Telegraph tnd Metwger,
What My Lover Said.
By the morost ohnnno, In thn twilight gloom,
In tho orchard path he mot tuo:
In tho tall, wet grass, with its faint porfumo,
And i triea to pasti, nut no tnuiio no room;
f, I tt.l...l k.MAnlil nn Ia Ma.
,s, . .1 I:,1, lie nuiii'i mi, v i,v,
Ho I stood and blushed till tho grass grow red,
with my fHco nrnt down ntxivo it,
WIiIIm ho took my hand as be whispering said
How the clover lifted Its pink sweet bead,
To listen to nil that my lover said I
U, tho clover in bloom I l love 1U
In tho htah, wot ernss went tho path to hldo,
And tho low, wot loaves hung over;
Tint 1 could not pass on either side,
l'nr I round my-tcii, wntin I vainiy iriou,
In tlin arniH of mv sloiLilfnsL lover.
And he held inn there, and ho raised my heal,
w hue ho closol thn path iiotoro mo;
And ho looked down Into my eyes and said
How tho leaves bunt down from the boughs
To listen to all that my lovnr suldl
u, tuo mavca Hanging lowiy o ur mo.
I am aero that ho knew, whon be held n.e fast,
1 hat I uiiiHt be all unwilling;
For I tried to go, and I would have passed,
As tho night was come with its dewa at lost,
'1 hn hkv with tin HtiieM wurt n llnir.
But ho clasped me closo when 1 would have
And ho lnvlo mc henr his stnryt
And ills soul camo out from his lips and sold
How the stars crept out hy tho white moon lod,
To listen to all that my lover aaliil
O, the moon and stars in glory I
I know that tho grass and tho loavos won't tell,
Andl'insuro that tho wind, precious rover,
Will carry bis saoret so safely Hiid well
That no being shall ever discover
Onei word of tho many that rapidly fell
Prom tho enifer lips of my lover.
And tho moon and the stars that looked ovor
Phall never reveal what a fairy-like spell
They wove round about us that night In the
In the path through tho dcw-ladon clover;
Nor echo tho whispers that niadu my heart
As they fell from tho lips of my lovor.
BY EHET nARTK.
They didn't call hiniTom, or Jack, or
Harry, but always spoke of hira as
"Joseph's brother." And it was just as
singular that they didn'teall him. "Joe"
insuad of 'Joseph'1 when speaking of
Tho two had a wagon in the band,
dragging itself toward tho Black Hills,
day by day and mile by mile. They
messe'd by themselves, scarcely spoke to
each other, ami their lives ami their ac
tions were a sort of mystery to tho rest,
who were a jolly set, drinking, carous
ing, lighting and playing cards, and
wishing for a brush w ith tho Indians.
Somo said that Joseph was a fugitive
from justice, and that lie wouldn't fra
ternize with them for fear of betraying
himself when interrogated. Others
thought he felt too proud to mix with
society, and between tho two theories
ho had yearly all of the men thinking
ill of him before tho wagon trail was
four days' travel from Cheyenne.
"He keeps his brother hidden away in
tho wagon as if a little sunshine would
kill the boy," growled one of a dozen
gold hunters sitting around their camp
tire in the twiiigltt.
"Perhaps he thinks our language isn't
high-toned enough blast his eyes!" OX'
"Ain't wo all bound to tho samo
place, all sharing the same dangers,
one as good as unfit her?" demanded
a broad-shouldered fellow from Sat) An
"Yes! yes!" they shouted.
"Then don't it look low-down mean
for this 'ere man Joseph to edge away
from us as if we were mzenP If he's so
mighty refined ai,d high-toned, why
oiun t he como out here in a balloon? '
There was a laugh from tho circle and
tho Texan went on.
"I don't purtend to be an angel, but
I know mauitt rs us well as the next. I
believe that man Joseph is a regular
starch ready to wilt down as soon as I
pint my linger at him, and I nni goin'
over to his wagon anil pull his nose!"
"That's thogamo Jack! (Join, old
fellow. 'Uah for the man from Texas!"
yelled the gold hunters, as they sprang
to their feet.
"Come right along and seo tho fun,"
continued the Texan, as ho led tho way
to Joseph's wagon.
The vehicle formed one in tho circle
and at a small fire a few feet from tho
hind wheels sat Joseph and his brother
eating their frugal supper. As tho crowd
came ncar.tho boy sprang up tind climb
ed into tho covered wagon, while Joseph
slowly rose up nnd looked at them anxi
ously and inquiringly.
"Seo here, Mc. Joseph, what'e your
other nnmeP" began the Texan, as ho
halted before the Tono man. "Wo have
como to tho conclusion that you and that
booby brother o' yours don't liko our
style. Aro we kereetP"
"I havo nothing against any of you,"
quietly replied Joseph. "Tho journey
thus far has boon very pleasant and agree
able to us."
"But you hang off you don't spoak
to us," persisted Jack.
"I am sorry if I havo incurred any
man's ill will, I feel friendly towards
"Oh, you do, eh?" sneered tho Tex
an, feeding that ho was losing ground.
'Well it's mv opinion your'o u sneak."
Joseph's face turned white, and tho
man saw a dangerous gleam in his eyes.
Ho seemed about to speak orinako somo
movement, when a soft volco from tho
wagon called out:
"Joseph, Joseph!" 1
A soft light came into tho man's face.
Tho Texan noticed it, and slapping Jo
seph's face, ho blurted out:
"If yo ain't a coward, yo'll resentthat,
A boyish figure sprang from tho wagon
and stood beside tho lone man. A small
hand was laid on his shoulder, and a
voieo whispered in his ear:
"Bear it for my sake."
There was a full minute, in which no
one moved. Joseph's faeo looked ghost
ly white in tho gloom, and they could
boo him tremble.
"He's is a coward, just as I thought,"
said tho Texan as ho turned away. The
others followed him, somo feeling
ashamed and others surprised or pratl
llod, and by and by tho word reached
every wagon that Joseph and Joseph's
brother were cowards.
Next morning when tho wagon train
war lYmilv in mnvs. f.iiA nnntaln ft unit
ed near Joseph's wagon on purpose to
"If there aro any cowards in this
train, they needn't travel with ua any
It was a cruel thrust Joseph was
harnessing his horse, and his brother
was stowing away the cooking utensils.
ltifi strange man s face grew whito
again, and his hand went down for tho
revolver, but just then a voice called
"IWt mind it. Joseph, wo'll goj on
Tho train moved off without them;
somo of tho gold hunters taunting and
joking, and others fearful that tho two
would be butchered by the Indians be
fore the day was over. When tho
white-topped wagons got so far away
that they seemed no larger than his
hand, Joseph moved along tho trail,
hiH face stern and so busy with tho
thoughts that he did not hear tho consol
"Never mind, Joseph, wo are trying
to do right."
That night when tho wagon train of
the gold huntors went into camp, they
could not seo the lone wagon, though
many of tho men ashamed of their con
duct, looked long ami earnestly for it.
They had seen Indians afar off, and
knew that the red devils would pounco
down upon a single team as they sight
Darkness came, midnight camo, and
tho sentinels heard nothing but tho
stamping, of tho horses and tho howls
of coyotes. At two o'clock tho re-
rorts of rules ana the nerco yens or
ndians floated 'up through the littlo val
ley, and the camp was roused in a mo
'The devils have jumped in on Joseph
and his brother," whispered ono of the
men, as ho stood on a knoll aud bent his
head to listen.
"Good' nuff! Cowards have no bus
iness out here," growled the Texan.
The first sneaker, wheeled, struck the
mflian a sledge-hammer blow inthofaco
and then running for the horses, cried
"Come on! come on. A dozen of us
can be spared for the rescue."
Sixteen men swept down tho valley
liko tho wind. Tbo firing and yelling
continued, proving .that the mau who
had boen called a coward was making a
heroic fight. In ten minutes they camo
down upon the lone camp, made light as
day by tho burning wagon. Fifty feet
from the bonfire aud hemmed in by a
circle of dancing, leaping, howling sav
ages, was Joseph's dead body. Tho
gold hunters heard tho pop! nop! popl
of tho boy's revolver as they burst into
view, and tho next moment they were
charging down upon the demons, using
rifle and revolver with terrible effect. In
two minutes not a living Indian was in
sight. Joseph's brother stood over tho1
dead body, turning him over with his
hand. Hio men cheered wildly as they
looked around, but tho boy looked up in
their faces without exiritation, surprise
There were threo dead Indians bosido
tho wagon, killed where the fight com
menced, and the corpses in front of Jo
soph's brother numbered more than tho
victim of sixteen men.
"Is Joseph badly hurt?" asked ono of
the men, as he halted his horse beside
the hoy. "
"He'i'o dead!" whispered the white
"Is he? (iod forgive me for tho part I
took last night!"
"You called him a coward!" cried Jo
seph's brother, "and you are to blame
for this! Was ho a coward? Look here!
and thcro! and there! Wo drove them
back from tho wagon drove them off
out here! Joseph is dead! You aro his
Every man was near enough to hear
his voico and to note his action, as he
picked up tho rifle of an Indian and sent
a bullet through his own head. With
exclamations m grief nod alarm tremb
ling ou their lips, tho men sprang from
their saddles. Tho boy was dead--dead
as Joseph and both corpses woro bleed
ing from a dozen wounds.
"Wo'll carry them up to tho train and
have a burial in tho morning," said ono
of the men; and the bodies were taken
up behind two of the horsemen. They
did have a funeral, and the men looked
into the grave with tears in their eyes,
for they had discovered the Joseph's
brother was a woman yes, a woman
with tho whitest throat, and the softest
hands. It might havo been Joseph's
wife, or sister, or a sweetheart. No ono
could tell that; but they could toll how
they had wronged her; and they said
as they stood around tho grave: "Wo
hope tuo Lord won't lay it up against
Superstition in Kansas.
In tho third ward, says the Leaven
worth, Kan., Times, there lives a young
couple whoso married life has lately
been blessed by the advent of a child
Tho child is not a healthy one, and
whon the regular physician was sum
moned to attend it ho pronounced tho
disoaso to bo marasmus. Not satisfied
with tho counsel of the physician, tho
family employed ono of those who euro
bv sympathy, laying on hands, etc.
This man said tho child was bewitched,
and the parents believed it. The only
question then was, who was guilty of
the witchery. Tho man said lie could ;
tell. The llrst woman who entortul tho
house, ho said, after performing his in
cantations, was tho witch. Sho must
como, he said; she will be driven to it;
ho would have a burning desire to
como. Shortly afterward a woman did
come into the house, and her first Inqul-.
ry was after tho welfare of tho child.
Immediately tho woman was pronounced
the witch. It is said tho parents of tho
sick child then engaged tho services of a
woman who is well known in tho sym
pathetic line, and she also pronounced
tho case ono of witchery. Naturally tho
woman who has been pronounced a
witch has been placed In a very unenvi
able light, tho more so on account of
the prevaloney of the superstition in her
neighborhood. 6ho is thu same old
woman who goes about & stores wil
ing applw Md pears.
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