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DAILY CITIZEN SUPPLEMENT SATURDAY, JULY 5, 1890.
EMBOWERED BY TREES.
THE LEAF SHADED RESIDENCES OF
SOME WELL KNOWN MEN.
Kdltor Winner Now Jersey llnine -The
Fano Whor ax-Senator I'lutt Find
Huuday Rest Cockloft Hull, Immortal'
laod by Washington Irving.
tOvyrlKht by Ainerloan Press AMOclauon.l
Tbo hou8o of II. 0. Bunner, oditor of
Puck, at Nut ley, N. J,, stand In A forest
of 'bain und maplus. It has a protty gur-
II. C. Bl'NNEJl'8 IIOMB.
don at the rear, and tlioro are other
houses near by, ulthongh the picture
give the impression offa "lodgo in some
Van wilderness. Nutloy, uiHiiit forty
mlnntet rido by car from Jersw City, la
the new partof thoold town (it I'Tunklln,
a pUKe that celebrated its centenary be'
fore revolutionary times, as it wus set
tied In the Pnvuutcontli century. Nutloy
ha sprung up within tlio imnt fuur ur
five years, the land belonging in part to
the Stewart and Suttorleo ratal's. It 1h u
picturesque Bpot. Tho Orange, mountains
are In sight; there are bum rooks aud
lloptng plains, and tlio Yniitocnw river
meanders through the fortuo valley.
fir. Bunner luis lived in Nntley three
years. Bis honso In nn extremely pleas
antvatid bomotlko place. There in n ve-
roDda across tin- front, Over tlio outranw
door hangii a horseshoe, which Ih bound
to bring Sir. Bunner pouco una prosper
ity, for it is so.plncod that the hick can
not escopo. Cut half tlio people, by tin
way. know how to lmuif up a lmrsoshis
properly. Tlio hull id u wide, hospitable
one. with tlio drawing rxuu and .Mr.
Bunner's Btudy uponiu:i from it nt either
Tlie photograph shows tlio south Hide
of the house, with tlio conservatory.
which ojK'iw qut of the dining nsim,
The projection to tho fsuut in Mr. Dun'
dot's study. A carved oak writing denk
stands In ono corner, surnuunttl by a
statuette of tho Vuniw of Milo. The
aoek is open, and piled niountitin high
With manuscripts, writing paper anil
proofs. A table in tho center of tho
room has a load of rraeut papers nnd
magazines, letters and books, A pretty
glues Jar holding some fousldy gathered
T. C. W.ATT'8 COVNTRV nOV8B.
fms jiiHt Iioh a foothold among all the
literary luiK-iuuicnta, In nnothur cor
nor'ls also a writing desk. This doubt-
lens belong to tin mistress of tho cot
toga, for there in ou nir a'lxiut it that
suggests a feminine owner. The fl'jir
Is of hard wool, nearly civered with
rugs. There am easy cluiirs, a well
filled bookcoHO mid t-tigraaingii, but no
painting on tho wall.
Mr. Banner's family ie a smull ono
nis wife and Uttlo dnughU'r, Nancy, aim
the big dog, "Barber," the latter so
named from an Adirondack Buido. Sir.
Bunner nsed to visit tho Ehhci county
region some years ago, but bis fnvorrhi
haunts now In summer are tho"" Maine
hikes, a ho is something of an Izoak
Walton in his tastes.
Ex-lluitod States Senator Thomas C.
Piatt keeps his suite of apartments at
the Fifth Avenue hotel, Now York, the
year round. In summer, however, ho
Suds time to spend a day or so each
Week at his country place in Orange
county, whero ho owns a farm of about
150 acres "Illdgu funn," as he calls it.
This is in tho township of Highland
Mills, s place near West Point
The house nt Ittdgo farm, as shown In
the accompanying cut, is a low ram
bling dwelling, being unpretending in
appearnnco, but very comfortablo in It
appointments. It stands souio thousand
foot above the sea level, and near by ts a
grove of oak", pine and chestnut troes,
beyond which thero la an elevation
Which coniiaWls a flno viuw of tho sur
rounding coiuitry. Tho Catsklll moun
tain loom up in the distance und half a
doior lakes are in sight.
The ho.iwe is furnished In the Jupanrae
style. Them are matting and rug on
the floor, bamboo settees, low cretonne
Covered onnchcs'-overythlng suitable for
summer house, with nothing heavy or
TUB COTKIIFT nLL OF TODAT.
cumbersome In appearance. There Mr.
Piatt has a large aud .valuable library.
There ho keep liU horses and soma
famous groyhnnnds, and there Mrs. Piatt
bat qnlto a fismlly of pet cats, "Jnllus"
being tlie prime favorite of tho lot He
Is a oat of many and varied acoomplish
ments, but is chiefly oelejxated for se
dately sitting up at table lna high chair,
With bib tied about bis neck. During
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24 BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE
UajMfsfr QHilsiiJztimk i'akysW-U-t 1Tii, i- -
the summer Mr, and MrtPlatt pass
sqme tiioa all the Oriental Juitol, Coiiey
Isqtnd,sDtit When. Mrs. Piatt is nfllidgo
Farm Mr. l'lutt spends tho Saturday
half-holiday and Sunday with her,
Mr. and Mrs. Plutt have threo sons and
two grandchildren. The youngest son,
Horry, resides In Now York and is
superintendent of the money order de
partment' of tho Unitod States Express
company, of which bis fathor is presi
dent, Tho oldest son. Edward, looks
after tlio intennts of this company in
Washington, D. C, wiiorojio livee.
Oooklofb luiU, immortalfited by Wash
ington IrvlngjR still an lutoroxtimr plaoe
to visit in N&Vark, N. J. Fashion ha
'added a conservatory and ohangodtbe
gable roof into a Pronch nine, but the
uTatn port of the booto In very mueh a
It wsa bnllt over 180 yours ago by the
Oouverneiirs, a Now York family of
Huguenot origin. The house became In
ooursn of time the reajdencoof Gouvur
nenr Keinblb, a bauliolor. Them, with a
retinue of aurvants to do his bkldlng, he
gloried iu otiaervlng the golden rule of
hospitality, wliich oonsistod in those dors
in giving a guest the freedom of tho
house and cramming him with hoof and
pudding. Washington Irving was a fre
quent nnd welcome visitor of the Jolly
Thero was a suminor hmuo on the
place, and iu it Irving aud hix friend
Tames Kirke Punldiug oonco f .hI the
"Salmagundi Puporx," which appeared
every month "to vex aud charm the
town." Many of theso paierK, im the
reader knows, are (revoted tondescrip
Won of I'll id ar Cockloft and his home,
Cockloft hall or manor. The house is
now owned by Mr. Never, wh.iwi wife
was Miss Whiting. Mr. Whiting lsiught
Hie place s mie forty yearn a:;o from one
of the KelilMe.H. Tlio Hltlllllier hollhOWOs
Riicrlllced li the deiiiniidii of trade a few
years ImcV, the ollh ij of a luinlier com
pany now iitinrV.'i : u; , i iln hi. torie
spot? T.w J,r.a:! Is rt.u'.: 'hM'lg the
!! n.i !;i..t ' : .
how, mi. sp ieioii . ; .! in li ving
time tiny extetide.l l.i v." 'lat Is now
Bcllevill" aveiiiio i t '.' i'i"ir i.e. 1 k1ohi1
down to l!io I';; r v. r i I front.
On tho lunik of t'.i riv.-r wim the
summer hous-, which was n-ii roiml in
bllUpe, llhollt l-t'f'lte.-ll fe -t ill dla'lleter,
coiitalulnf only one np'tr.iiii'ii!, v.'ilh a
(ViHir f.M'ing the river on the a t awl
luivlng windows opening tawunl each of
tlio other tlin-o curdimd Hiiuts. It wits
built of stone ami tuid (mil original!'
weather iMMirded. It was conttriMtcil
wfth grn:it euro. The walls were plus
tcrod'und impenil, tvre was im orna
mititid cornice und chair IsKird und an
arched doorwuy and cut hi one steps,
KearbywuH a Geli ismd, which Irving
accounts for as follows: "Mr. Cockloft
thought tkuro wan nothing like birr
ing thinga to one's self, unit there
fore ho blew up a large lcd of
rocks for tho purpjoso of linving
a fish pond of hi own, altlumgh the
river run about 100 yards' distnnue from
the house and was well stored with fish,
and hew'ould have a suinmer house built
on tho margin of the fish jioud.hu would
have it surrounded with willow and
elms, and ho would haw a cellar dug
under It, and tliero the I
under it, and tliero tho bot".e wen kept
that wore wont to.'surrunder their exhll-
afating-nnitiiuts at tlie sniuiiiuns of tlie
occupante of the wuifortahlo apartment
SClf XKR IIPVSK WirP.ltB 1RVINO WROTE.
abwo. Tlie p-enlinr piwIMon of tho
building also illustratv the eci'etitric
Idea of Cockloft, who was determined
to have nil his viows nn bis own land
and bo Wholdcn to no mau for a pros
pect, so he placed tho door of hi nunc
nipr house on the side toward tho water,
while the windowii nil looked Inland.
bit. Never has in hi ixwHCHslon a
copy of tho "Hulmsjpindl hiivr," o.e
of the third edition. It contains some
very curious illustrations winch have
not Iwen MHltiecd in luhT olltion.
There is a picture of Pindar Cockloft in
all the glory of flowered waistcoat, knee
brnuclM's and aqneun, and one of Durbars
Cockhift hi a king wiiintod silk gown, lie-
furbclowed and bocutfiil, wnltlng with
A gallant. Thu fashion of thin dutioo Iu
tuono days was to skip one way and then
to Jump another, and tho illustration
does ampin Justice to the stop.
Tbe picture of Cockloft manor ac
companying this article shows tho honso
us 'it was originally buflt, with tho ex
ception of the conservatory. The reader
must note well tho sturdy cherry trot
which Is frequently UHirtloned in the
descriptions of Cockloft manor.
An old English cherry tree leans
against a corner of tlie hall, and
whether the honso supports it or it sup
ports tho limine would be a question of
some difllrulty to decide. The tree has
long since ceased bearing and is exceed
ingly Infirm," This is Irving' descrip
tion of the old troe. which about two
years ago wsa blown down.
FRAXCUt 31, MMtTtl.
A DRIGHT BOY'S PERIL.
Ututa Lord Fuiintleroy Badly Ilaruuad
Lionel Duraett, tho elllorsnn.of Mrs.
Frances Hodgson Burnett, the well
known author of "Littlo Loul Fauntle
roy," is in a very d.osperato state of
neulto. no is threatencHl with a serious
lung disoiise, aud although his parents
wiu ant admit
anything of the
kind to him yet
they fully real
ise his unfortyi
n ate condition.
The other day
sailed with him
for Euroiie with
tho hojH) that the
soa trip, the
eiinngo of seen
and the Onrmah
doctors may be of
Is a bright, mapiy
little fellow of 1(1,
taller by several
inches than his
mother. lie is
very fond of rnod-
aud his parents
have had great
difficulty in keep
ing fnan him tho
various puhllcntions concerning hi pre
carious condition which have appeared
from time to time. Limeliiiot, as many
people have supposed, the onlv original of
"Littlo Lord r anntleroy." HI younger
brother Vivian also Hiiggesknl many of
the quaint, bright sayings of tho little
lord. This picture Is the first wliich has
ever Ihh'U published of cither of Mrs.
I!c(ti;id AhtMit with Ovrrmony.
Therj- Is a good deal of ceremony ob
served n! 'out a royal progress In Japan,
as wituess the follnwing regulutionH pnl
lished for the guidance of tbe people
wlion tho empress recently visited the
eity of Of.-iKai "Hien lwr mujestf shall
piMi nloief mi one must look at her from
the frame built on houses for the drying
of dollies, or through crocks in doors, or
from iiiiv iswition In tho upper portion
if their houses. If anybody wbtbesto
see tier majesty he or she must sit down
it the side of tho road by which her
iimji'sty will pass. No one must lotkjtt
In r inaji-sty without'tuking off his hat.
neckcloth or tnrlmn, or whatever else he
limy lie w.'.n'.nn nn or about his bead.
Monsiver, no one must be smoking while
he or she is looking at Iter majesty, nor
must iinv one carry a stick or cane. Only
women wearing foreign clothes will be
iicniitttcd to retain their hood covering.
Although It may ruin, no person will be
ullowcd to put np an umbrella' whibj ber
miiji-sty may passing. Ah her majesty
piissoM no one must ruiso his voiue, nor
must any h iund be hoard, nor must the
crowd close in and follow her carriage,
for no noise must Ie made. When her
majesty iv.'h-Iks Uinedu station there
will be a uischurgo ol ntty tirewopks."
llmind to Know Sometbtna.
It is not often that a man lietweon 80
and ID'yeam of nge triesto make np for
the defects of 'early training by going to
school with a kt of boys aud girl. Yet
thut is what Jume P. Eagle did, and he
biiM no cause to regret his thirst after
knowliiW, for it has stood him iii good
stood of l.-.to. Two years ago the people
of Arkansas elected blm governor, and
tho othiT day the Demorrntle party of
thut state renominate blm for a second
Mr. Enght wus a Tennessee former lad,
bom in 1S17, wiio
worked early uud
luto on Ilk fath
er's acres until
tho civil war
broko out. Thxi
he shouldured hia
of the south aud
marched away a
peace enme he
rode back home a
nel. A soon as
he had jirnmgul
personal affairs so 4AMM P. BAOLB.
that his family might not suffer be
trudged off to school in 170, a private
in the ntnks of education. AftiT school
oamo ajlh-gn, then uublio rlfo and politi
cal proferment. IIm Arkansas friends
and ndglilsirs sent him to the legtslu
tnfe In 173, ami In lKr.1 he was speaker
of tlie honso. Next followed bis eleva
tion to tho cxwutivw chair aw? now a
ts iu tlio rooo for auothor term.
Prom I'ovortjr to Rlchoo In a Minute.
One minute with poverty staring blm
In tbo fans the next a rich man for life.
That was the actual experience of 8. P.
Armstrong, who died the other day of
nourt disease at Duller, n. Iro had In
vusted ull his fiiiiil In sinking a well iu
the Thorn CYock oil region of Pennsyl
vania. It was thought to be dry, and as
a sort of farewell pnfewt against his 111
luck tlie explorer fired a torpedo In It
depths. Immediately after 'the explo
sion tho well Is-gan to flow at a tnmen
dou rate, a vo)miiof oil being llfunl Into
tho air to a height of at least one hun
dnwl fei-t. Not ha1ug expecUd a big
well no oonmrtloiM luwl been mode to
tho tanks, nnd Urn ofl flowul on the
ground, completely deluging tlie entire
neighborhiMsl. After setwikl hours the
oil wa tnnii.il into tanks with great per
sonal risk to the workmen, and the first
day's production wus 10,000 barrels, the
largest wH ever opened in the oil oouB'
try. It was a mine of wealth to Ms,
Armstrong, and developed a largo scop
Strange and nnaorrmntablo noisea for
a long trme disturbed the rat of Wal
lace Salisbury's fanlHy at Little York,
Cortlahft county, N. y. The mystery
was i solved the other day by the dnoov-
cry nnder the save of the homwtend of
over a hundred bats. After the bats bad
been properly killed and buried no mora
trouble wo experienced.
ON THE DATE! Wednesday, July 16, at
Loughran's Great Land Sale!
AN UNSHAKABLE HAND.
IT. REFUSED TO GRASP THE MIGHTY
PAW OF JOHN L. 8ULLIVAN.
Some CYreimmlo of Introduction That
Iluve 1'roveil Henaatlonal Deflatlte the
l'srtlrii lwu to Toll the Trutli Instead
The hypocrisy of civilization has made
chronio liars of a great inanv neotilo.
oynlcs of ninrly as large a number and
pesbliuiHtic theorists of the pinnacled and
riiriN'T WISH TO KNOW JOHN I.
conspicuous few whotn their follows of
narrower light and smaller range ol
vision fall "cranks," But there is nc
ned of lielng either a liur, a epilo, or a
crank. Tho exigencies of modern life
demand neither falsehood, sarcasm noi
the annihilation of the race through the
celibacy that Tolstoi udvncatos. Thsy
only require to be met with that rare
but always admirable quality moral
courage. It is 1 letter to rvtnm a man a
position decidedly than to leave him on
tho rag;ed eilgn of hope by saying
"There may !m something after a while;
leave your address, nnd if anything turn
up I II let you know.
It is for preferable to DMet on unwel
come request for a loan with a direct
negative than to doilgo the issue win
(lie remark: "I haven't the money now,
but dmn m day ufter tiHiiorrow and
perhaI can help yon." In both onset
polite evasion Ih sulstitutl f i u4 a HtrlUgb
forward "no," and as a n-sitit the siwkei
after employineut or cash keeps "drop
ping around.'' until the patience of all
parties to the iriTuir is worn out and
basis established for life long enmity.
Joll-t ADAMS AND (IROKIIR III.
But nothliig. in a frt'tieral way, Is more
calculated to display the average man at-
a b-)iucrite than tire rentnony of Intro
duction. While walking along the
street Brown and Jones run ocposs Rob
inson, who is a friend of Drown. Thu
hitter says: "Joimm, I want you to know
Robinson," nnd thu two shake bauds aud
express mutual delight at meeting. They
seiHTTHto after au cxchaiig of civilittut
and thru Join's explode with some such
protest as this: "Drown, why did yen
Intavdnce mo to that infernal scoundrel!
It's enough '" hlust a man's buslncsi
ropntatlon to be seen talking to- hlutu''
And the two argue, -rlmps to the
bonh-r of a qtinrnn, and osilness is snl
stltuted for the OorJial Intimacy ol
llivently, howover, a man gained dis
tinction by refusing to lie n party to one
of these "snap"shot" introductions that
bring down a victim before he is exactly
aware what U (foiiuj to hapivn. Hh
uaine.Li Isaac II. Uniinlor, and although
he has achieved honorable lsrslrion by
able work tliero Is a possibility that
future generations will ktow of him
chlilly for tlw reason tluit hu declined to
THOMAS ,IKKKi:i(WIN AT VKHKAIM.KH.
grasp the linnd of Sullivan nnd frankly
told the burly titrllint that ho had Vno
denim to make the acqnaintance of a
Tlw incident oeeuircd at Washington,
and Mr. llrouiley's words imist have
eaused the cold shivers to run dowu tbe
Cocks of hs companions, who had already
burled their palms within the mighty one
of the ehnmploii knocker out. Yet tbe
slight built man of Intellect calmly
looked tbe man of muscle In the eye,
y TH VV
and brawn gave way to brain. John
Lawrence Sullivan gasped with rago and
amazement, Dut he faw nomnohlng, and
with tho growl, "Well, if I'm not wanted
here I d bettor be going, ha departed,
.Long years since Just after the Unit
ed States hod won It independence-
it becotno necesaarsr for pablio reasons
that two uiun should meet, but each re
solved In advance to strln from the for.
nudity of introduction all polite pretense
or snoiiow sham. One regarded the
other as a pestilent but nnfortunately
victorious rebel. The other had been
wont to allude to bis enemy wi a crowned
tyrant und employer of paid assassins.
So when John Adorns, first minister of
the American repuhlio to the oourt of
St Juinos, was ushered before King
uoorge in scant ceremony characterized
the presentation. The minister for for
eign affairs quaked as he brought the
tuern patriot una tue irate monarch race
"Do you know " cried his majesty.
"that I was tho hist man in England to
consent to the Independence of tho col
onlusT "And do yon know," came the answer.
"that I would have boen the last man In
America to consent to submission?"
With tluit the two "good haters"
tnmed tlrelr backs on each other und left
the chamlier by different doors. Neither
employed the "lauguago of diplomacy.
which some master of statecraft has said
Is only used to conceal thoughts, but eaoh
expressed his opinion in a way that if it
did not decrtuiise enmity at least must
have inspired the esteem generally ap-
ooraeu to sturily anil undaunted frank
ms. In a leaser degree tlie experience
or John Adams was duplicated by
Thnmn-i Jefferson at Versailles. The
great Virginian as tho accredited repre
sentative of tho United State wus re
ceived with warmth by Louis XVI, but
Mario Antoinette, the wife of the French
monarch, supplemented her husband's
greeting with a for less cordial saluta
tion. Perhaps some strange Instinct
warned her that the triumph of repuli
licanlsm beyond the seas meant disaster
to tho Boiirlion. At anv rute her chill
civility iml'Ctttod veiled dislike, and to it
Jefferson responded with a dignified
courtesy that brought him advantage
ously out of tho interview. The queen
bod evinced no false delight at mooting
him, and he faced tho situation with an
appreciative candor of hauteur that sac
rificed no Jot of either respect or dis
like for the other.
The "hypocrisy of civilisation" al
luded to at the licginning of this article
played little or no part in the presenta
tions of the pugilist to the author, the
patriot to the king or the statesman to
the queen. For it was substituted In
each iiiHtanco a straightforward state
ment of disapprobation. And wliat harm
resulted from those cyclone of truth
sweeping away the moral miasma of ei
nedleucv? frotkahlv nnna. for hlstj-irv
has awarded appropriate places to
Adams, Jefferson, King George, King
Louis and Marie Antoinette, and as for
John Lawrence Sullivan, he may yet be
able to whip Peter Jackson despite tbe
fact thut Isaac II. Bromley. didn't want
to know him and bod the nerve to
soy so. Fit cd C. Daytos.
MARRIED AN IRISH LEADER.
Mile. Itiimilnrltrh. tha Wralthy KuMlan
WImi H'nldnl William tt'llrlrn.
Mile. Baffaloviteh. who tho other day
was mamisl at London to Willinn
O'Drien, the well known Irish rueuilier
of parliament. Is a Russian by birth, was
edncnhsi In rTunce and has talent and
amiability beside large wealth. One of
Wit, WILLIAM O'llKIK.
tho wedding gift greatly appreciated by
the happy jxilr aune from the women of
It consists of a puuel of Irish point
loco for a lady's dress, with trimming
to match, ou a tmckgronnd of rose
colored Irish iHiplln. The loco was ob
tained from Kenmare convent, and is
of a most artistic design. Thero Is
also a loco handkerchief of the
same design. They wiiro inclosed
in an extremely handsome cose of
Irish bog oak, with a silver plate sur
mounted with the Cork arms and having
the national emblems, tha harp aud
shamrock, engraved undemooth. On
the plate Is the following Inscription:
"l'resentisl by the ladies of Cork to
Mile, llaffulovitch on the occasion of
her marriage with Mr. William OUrien,
M. P., June, 1MK." Withiu lh case
and placed over tho loco was an exquis
itely designed coverlet with gold laoe
Tin Voloo of tha Mltfinr.
Mr. Bertram Kelghtley, who 1 quite
widely known as tlie private secretary
to Mum, n. P. Blavateky, Is authority
for tho statement that the manuscripts
from which she. translated her remark
able bonk. "Tlio Voice of the Silence,"
must be at least 100,000 years old, aud
are probuhly twice that ago, The
original work I In Senxar, a sacerdotal
language sold to be the mother of an
cient Sanscrit, and Is called "The Book
of the Golden Precepts." It Is engraved
on thin oblong squares of a kind of in
destructible parchment which it is
claimed is still in existence.
A BOY WHO 18 TREBLY AFFLICTED,
Despite Ills Misfortunes Be May Become
- a Bright Man.
No cluHH of unfortunates have so ex
cited the sympathy and Interest of peo
ple as have the blind deaf mutes. They
wore once regarded as mentaily dofeo-
ttve, and less than a century ago the first
urorts were made to educatadhein. To
day the methods of instruction have so
Improved that a person afflicted with
loss of sight, speech and hearing can be
taught to read and speak by signs and
writing in a few months.
The first deaf blind mute to attract at
tention in this country was Julia Bruce,
who was educated in signs only, and not
in the English language. T: n Laura
Bridgtnaii, the first one educated In
language and signs, cuiuo Into promi
nence. There is now in tho Perldus
Institute for the Blind, iu Boston, a girl
18 yours of ago who has made great
Srogrees under special instruction. There
also a little boy receiving instruction
In Hartford, Conn.
The New York Institution for the
Oouf and Dumb sent out three year ago
a doaf blind mute named Jama Caxtou,
who was a skillful typewriter, and they
have another cose of a young man 0
years of ugo, who lost bearing aud sight
when 8 year old. Tills patient also
uses a tv)iewriter.
But tho most interesting and by far
the most promising cose known to the
authorities has but recently come under
their notice. Orris Benson, a boy now
8 years old, went to the institution last
SeptemW, a blind, doaf mute who had
never received on hour's Intelligent in-
OniltS BBNBON AND HI TF.ACHKA.
traction. The authorities exhibited him
at the lost commencement exercises as
tha most promising pupil they had ever
received and sent him to his home in
Urahamvlllo, Sullivan oonnty, N. Y.,
for his vocation, delighted at the prog
ress he hal made. At the exhibition the
little fellow planed his hands upon those
of his teacher, who sold m the sign lan
guage: "What is your name? How old
are you?" eto. The child was then led
to the blacklionrd, whore he wrote the
answers correctly. Letters were traced
in tho palm of his hand by the toaeher
and tlie pupil Immediately wrote them
on tlio lioard.
A package of cords, on which were
raised pictures of objects, woo given to
a man In the audience to make a selec
tion. A card with a raised door key was
hunded the liny. He moved his fingers
over the card, uud when lod to the board
wrote the work key in very legible script.
and pfchs up from a -dozen objisjt on
the table the key iteelf and went
through the motions of unlocking a door.
In the soma manner did he find a pen
aud a bund saw. About one hundred
words in raised letters of Or. Moon's
alphabet for the blind placed on cord
were given him. He recognized them
by touch, spoiled them on his fingers and
then wrote them on the board. Alpha
betical blocks with depressed letter
were given him and ha combined them
Into simple words like "hone," eto. He
spellod the numerals from one to ten and
wrote them in figures. He has also boen
taught scripture verses and aentencos
from Dr. Peter's Language Lessons. On
the tahlo In the cut will la seen the ob
ject which he has learned to recognize
by touch and to describe in writing and
by signs. The board above tbe table
contain depressed letters and words
from which bo was first taught to read.
Ills teacher, Professor C W. Van Tassel,
also a deaf mnte, is speaking to blm by
forming tho letters with his finger.
The writing on the board to tha left was
done by the little unfortunate himself.
When the boy came to the institution
lost September he cried every night for
a month, because all wo strange to him.
His kind matron, Mlas Smith, would alt
by his bed until he cried himself to sleep.
At lost he took a peculiar fancy to on
of the other boys, so their beds were
placed side by sfdo, and after that he
seemed contented. At flast be was
ilaced In the charge of a boy, who
niiked after him during the day, for fear
he would'hurt himself. But he evident
ly did not like the restraint of an over
seer and wo allowed to go out alone
with the other boy. He piny ball, after
a manner, with them and has never re
ceived but two injuries thut were in the
least, severe. He knows the signs for
all tlie dishes at the table, and once
shown whut tlio sign is he never forgets
it. He looks delicate, but is perfectly
healthy, and has no other bodily de
formity than those mentioned above.
Ha is aliout four feet in height, has dark
hair and Is bright and active, but walks
with that careful, halting step peculiar
to the blind. When hu meets a person
It is touching to seo him feel all over his
f.voa and clothing to see if they are
Benson bos two brothers, 14 and 11
years old respectively, and a sister 8
years of age. None of his family, rela
tives or ancestors has suffered from deaf-
I or bllnduee. Ula father and mo
ther are both living, and were not re
lated previous to marriage. Orris was
born blind and became deaf when 8 years
of age from spinal meningitis, wh'i al
ways destroys memory in young T:hil-
dren. As is the case with all deaf
mutes, his organs of speech are perfect,
bnt never having beard a sound that he
can remember b cannot be mode to
imitate a speaker.
MAIN AND VALLEY STREETS.
THE GHOSTLY TOLLKEEPER,
A Phantom That Krlhln Traveler oa
tha Ulil National Pike.
Tlioro was a good deal of excitement
reeoiifly over In Belmont oonnty, O.,
along that portion of the old National
plko extending soino four or five miles
eastward .from St. Cliilrsvlllo, over the
apHwanoo of an apparition of old Toll
keeper I'Vltus, who presided ift the first
gate east of St. Clnlrsvillo for nearly a
generation, birt who died some five
years ago, since which time the old toll
house has been allowed to fall into
mills. L'ly Smith, a traveling sales
man, and Henry Johnson, his colored
driver, had a thrilling experience with
the ghost nhoiit 1 2:30 o'clock one morn
ing, the details of which wore related
by both gentlemen. They were return
ing in one of the delivery wagons from
a Into trip to St. ClalrsvlMo, ami when
nearly opMsltn the spot where the toll
lioiiNO stssl the ntteiilion of both men
was attracted to an object on tlio left
hand side of the mad.
"What's that f" usked Mr. Smith.
"It's a man." said Johnson, whose
eyes wereu littlo sharper.
"Oh, I see; It's tlio tollkecper," said
Smith, who had not been over the
road for half a dnren years, nnd there
fore did not know that Keltus, whom
he knew quite well, was dead.
Just at this Milnt the off horse ran
right over the figure, which, however,
wok not in tlio least disturbed, and
promptly reapiieiired nt the fronl wheel
of the wagon, standing erect, In Fol
ios' characteristic- attitude, with one
arm outstretched to recelvo the toll.
Mr. Smith said. In explaining what
transpired : "I asked I tl III what he wo
doing out at such it late hour, as Henry
hud pulled up the horses, but he gave
mo no answer. Tlio llguru just stood
thero holding out his hand um old man
Fell us used toiln, nml I was oh confi
dent as I was talking to him as I niu to
you this minute. As the rain was pour
ing down In torrents I asked him why
he didn't have n light and not keep us
waiting. There was no answer still.
I asked him how niiieli tlie fare
was, that I might Imve enough change,
and iu he still iiukIo no answer I told
Henry wo didn't have lime to wasto
then In the rain ami to drive on. This
aroused Henry, who had his whip aloft.
but was paralyzed at the apparition of
the old man. whom he knew to lie
dead, and he drovo nwny only too rap
idly, with his hat standing up off hi
"When I discovered tho state of
affairs I felt alsiut as scary bh Henry
did, and I do not earn to have another
such exiierieucp. It I a stnuign case,
and I cannot account for It at all."
Johnson was nn confident lie Mr.
Smith that lie saw the ghost of the oh
man, and he' wouldn't put the horses
away by himself, lie was so scared.
Wheeling Cor. St. Louis Globe.
r'nto of tlio Invnllile.
It is now considered probable that
the Hotel di-s Invaliiles, which has so
long sheltered tlio old soldiers of the
French army who have lost liuilw in
thu wars, will nt no distant date bo
used for other puqsise. The offices of
the military governor of Paris have al
ready lieon tnmsfrred thither, and it
is proposed to give the antique pen
sioners who still inhabit the building
Increased my and another place of
refuge. In any case, the iiiimlior of
decrepit warriors now In residence la
mall, and unless war breaks out thero
will lie no siieetKKor for them In tha
French Cliclscu hospital. There are
now 22S M'nloners nearly nil very old
and Infirm accommodated In the Ho
tel des Invalid.
Under the First empire there were at
one tluio K.'i.OOD, but this number con
tinued to diminish even after the peri
ods of the Crimean nnd Itnllnn cam
paigns. After the Franco Prussian war
of 1K70 "IH) soldiers were admitted to
the Inviilides. which In a year or two
will In all probability be wrongly
tianusl, Inasmuch ns it Is Intended to
miiko it a very active nnd bustling mili
tary center. Many, however, will re
gret the change, for there was always
something picturesque and historic
als nit the old Musioners, and their
weekly luiriule for tho military moss In
the church containing the tomb of tha
First, NaHileon won ono of the nights of
Paris. Paris Cor. London Telegrnpli.
HhvviI hy a Xetwork of Wires.
While at templing to close a window
John Soulen, a 1 5 your old hoy em
ployed In the Northwestern Collection
company's offices III Milwaukee, fell
from the fifth story of the new Insur
ance building. In falling he caught on
tho network of telegraph wires about
twenty feet Im'Iow the window, where
he hung suspended In full view of hun
dreds of issiple on the street. Tlio boy
held mi in suspense while the excited
crowd below tried to devise some means
for his rescue. Finally a fira truck
company was sent for, but before IU
arrival the hoy won sob.ed hy the legs
and pulled Into n window below that
from which he fell. The hoy will ra
iiioiiiIht the eiHirieno tlimughout hi
life, as hud it not txwii for the wire h
would have twon dished to death on
tho pavement 100 feet below. Aa It
was he escaped uninjured. Cor. Chi
Income of Knellsh Hlnhops.
The Knilish tilslton bnvo nrlnAulv
Incomes, tlie lowest lielng flO.OOO a
year and the use of n mansion connect
ed with the cathedral. Tim Archbishop
of York, who Is nritiintpof K.imland.
has $."0,(klll a year, and the Archbishop
of Canterbury, who is primate, of all
Knglanil, receives 7r,0Ht a year and
has two magnUUwut pollutes.