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TITE WASHINGTON C'RTTTO, MONDAY EVENING, EEimiTAlty 4, 1880.
IT IS SO H'DDEN ONE FAILS TO S"EE If.
1110 Specimens r Nntlto Hiiiiionii
Work That nro Now of Morn Tlinn
Ordinary In,trist President
TIioukIi c'vuryliody U talking about
Samoa, tlio exhibit of Kiinoan speci
mens at tlio Nnllonul Museum is nl
most cnl'roly lilelilun away In picking
tioxtn, or H In codes that nro Ao lilililen
lieflililil others Hint a casual visitor to
Iho Museum would novor sco tlioin.
They have a very large collection
four or live llimisnml specimens lifil
ilen away In boxes, because; tbero is no
room to place tlicm on exhibition.
'I'lio'Stcliibuiucr collection Ih there
entire, nil puekeil away In boxes.
Colonel A. U. Stelnlmrger was a
Dutchman, who went to tho Snmoan
Islnmlsoiiie; yenrqntro to negotiate n
treaty.1 Set rtuccesiful-waa lie-that tho
shnplc-mtuiluil SuMiioani who scorn to
bo'nlways yearning forn nowklng-i-Mido
him their king, and lie reigned
over them until tlio Ktigllsh captured
him ami inndo lilnrn prisoner. Hut
while hu'wrtslllcro ho undo a Very In
teresting collection of Bamonn objci.ts
of'vlrtlt ahd gavd th'elu to Wo National
jKnmonn niMilons wear n .sort of Bliort
klrtlu or .skirt Unit tenches fiom llielr
hips to their kueett and is tied about
tbvlrwnlbtsbyn" braidestrlnp. Tlioso
kirllcs aro inndo from tho bleached
bark of trees, and Colonel Steinburger
made nn cxtcnslvo collection of them
which ho turned over to tho National
Museum with tho rest of Ill's collection.
Tho kirtlcs aro hardly worn for pro
tection by tho Samoan maidens, for
they consist of but a fringe of plaited
fib. .b, but more as a badge
M.Mdcnhood plays a largo part In
Snmoan domestic and ceremonial af
fairs, and ljs loss irregularly is legarded
with peculiar' abhorrence' by these
Tho principal magical or rather core
niouial drink of these simple-minded
pcoplo Is "knva" Tlio making and
drinking 6f It partakes .really of tho
solemnity of a lellglous ceremonial.
It is prcparccd from tlio root of a pl int
(Piper nietiticum), dried before Its use,
mm chewed by virgins to make tho
Icava drlnl', which Is not intoxicating,
llcforo using tho kava a virgin runs
tho "fan" an Instrument for cleaning
purposes through tho lluld, In order
to separata tho chewed root from tho
liquid. AVhen tho drink Is ready for
usoitistnkeninnn "Olciputan kava."
or the shell of a cocoamu, getting by
long'' nd frequent uso n metallic color,
which makes it, In tho opinion of tho
natives, all th6 moro valuable.
h'omo tllno ago King Mallctoa pro
tented I'lcsidcnt Clovcla'ntl a lot of
Snmonn art objects, and in thu collec
tion was a kava bowl, and 'tho Presi
dent rove 'it to tho National Museum,
and it is there on exhibition now, ac
companied by. a card setting forth thu
method of preparing tho kava by tho
,i They hnv'o some Samoan gods over
at the Museum, too, that aro carved
with such shocking fidelity to nature
that they aro not likely to bo pat on
Tho Snrnoans nro oxpert carvors in
wood. Their only Implements are
sharpened fragments of sea' shells.
Tho wood Is first roasted in hot
nslica to 'mako it brittle and less
"able to split under tho carver's shell
nlfo, and the carving is wonderfully
slow and lahoiious.
They havo a grim sort of humor,
too, theso Samoan savages. One of
tho most prized exhibits in the Na
tional Museum collection is a hand-Eomcly-carvcd
wnr club of mahbgany,
tho big end. of which is studded with
human teeth that would cut and tear
an enemy's' head In a horrible fashion.
It is one of the most ghastly 'woapons,
with its gleaming white tcoth shining
fiom the dark blood-stained, wood that
the Muscilm has.
All the 'carving displays a fanciful
art that Is really rnmarkablo In n laco
of savages'. . Everything tho'y used is
ornamented if it possibly could bo.
The kava bowl that President OIovo
land sent to tho Musoum Is pollshod,
and stands on four slender legs,
artistically curved, tho wholo holng
carved from, oua solid pleco of 'closo
grained v6od. Repeated fillings with
thu root chewed by tho Samoan vir
gins havo boated tho inside of thu bowl
with a lining that shines with a peculiar
pearl-like- lustra for all tho world llkn
thu tccthof theso rouud-ltmbod Samoan
They havo a complete model of a
Snmoan house over at tho Museum,
too, and some of tho Snnfoans' music.
In the Museum there Is less of tuuo
thnn of rythm and ouo o'f tho tunes
leproduccH the rythm of "Johnny tlet
Your Gun" to a bent.
Altogether, these Sipnoans aro very
Interesting people, tho maidens, with
their diesbcs of while fringe, and thu
men, with no clothes nt all. Thu
women display real aitlstlotastu in tho
arrangement of their straight black
hair, and their toilets nro wonders of
beauty considering how little room
they linvo to display tnslo in their
mint dicshes. ltl.stoob.nl that there
is not nibio room for the Museum's
Tho I'rlut'o unit tlio Page,
About Jjorrt Tennyson's woll-Ittiuivu hor
ror of publicity It Is told that once, when
walking In lila own grpumli, ho was In
foimcil that somo enterprising tourist was
looking down on liliu from a tree almost
over tils liciul. Thu enthusiast was soon
brought down fiom liU colgu of vantaeo.
'tho laureate, however, sccuicil a pago-boy
to keep oft all in 1 1 inters In future, ho botnir
loo short-sighted to notlco 'tlieui. Soon
utter this jouth had liccun his duties It
huppened that tlio 1'rlncoof Wulos walked
over fruin Osborno to see Mr.- Tuunyioii.
Arilvlug nt tho poet's liousa nt freshwater,
ho asked tlio hoy whether Mr, Tonuysou
ins In. Tho boy, thinking ho sinolloil n
int. sold. "And what's that to you, If ho
Is1' "Tcll'hlui," said H. tt. 1 1., 'that tho
l'llnco of Wnles wishes lobi'0 him." Tho
knotting Youth thereupon, not to ho
i aught, said: "You don't tako ma to bo eo
gu'en aethut?" mid, to emphasise his io
mark, ho "placed his thumb to his noso
and spjond his lingers out." Tho l'llnco,
however, had pinioned sufllelcntly, to, talc
ing tlio young hopeful by thn collar, ho
placed liliu usldo and walliud Into thu
I'ullml 1'ii'iH i:iilm prims
Wlillo wo wcro covering llieso staitllni:
mid Interesting events at home, tho Unlloil
1'rcse, which dally furnlshos us Its comploto
lepoit, was doing n ulco littlo stroke of
enterprise. It had seemed a copy of tho
testimony of Contul-Qciicrol Hownll, upon
the Barnoan illfllcultlcs, hctoro tUo sub
ceinmltteu of tho Uullod States Senate, and
wlillo tha Associated 1'ioss was sending out
a ttula batch of Washington gossip Its
jounccr and more cutcrpriilng rival was
supplylngJUs patrons nows. Tho Associated
Tress papers got left, while tlio Jftun was
euahleil'm lay this, matter before Its readers
at their Irealifast tables. Jamestown, N.
Y News. ,
Bto enr JO.W overcoats, fltcman's, 7 B
AN INTERESTING -EXHIBIT
. TUE DISTRICT OOVERHMENT.
The Cainmisslontns last Saturday
evening approved the application of 13.
It. Joliiifon for u barroom license.
The enllro hoard noted 'on the citdftrtud
Attoi;iey Davis was piesont also. Tlio
point raised by Mr. .TohilsoiiMuttorney,
to tlio. effect that (he issuing of n li
cense to their client after all the
ehargfs of Snndny Rolling hud boon
dlpncd of condoned thcohTenscs, was
consldeicd well taken.
Major Mooio has Informed tlio
Commissioners Hint the fund placed
In, Jiis hands fur the rollcf of
the poor has been exhausted, nnd
there is consequently n great ileal of
suffering among tho poor. Contribu
tions to this fund will be thankfully
received by tho Commissioners or tho
Chief of Police.
Harry .Tuples has resigned as telc
jlhono operator at Police Headquarters
nnd II. 1). Domer has boon appointed
to fill (lie vnrrtney.
, JdhuT; Pfell of SOI 'Twcnty-sccond
stieet, hns complained of the bad con
ijitlon of that street from Instruct to
New York avenue.
H. IJ, Zovcrly hns'nskcd for a street
crossing at i'lfteeuth street and ICenne
saw nvenue, Mount Pleasant. .
John Thomas, assistant nmhulancu
driver in tho Fourth Precinct, has
Tho Detroit Garbage Cremating
Company have made a proposition to
the Commissioner!; to dispose of the
dlty's garbage by. cremation.
Frank aforirdc has1 been uppolnleM a
temporary Tiidnmn in tho Knglneor De
partment. Captain I.usk, who has chnrgo of
the AVater Department, hns made it '
very pel linent suggestion rejyirdlng tho
Safety of thu 'Government Printing
Olfiee, tho employes and its water sup
ply. Ho says, in rognid tothq com
plnihr of Public1 Prlnjci' Benedict hliout
tho reduction of water supply to that
building for n brief pciiod while the
water tapper wns making a connection
with tho main, that bomo precaution
should bo taken by tho Public Printer
toinsttie a supply of water for tho
building, nnd consequently protect
the people and property in 'his cliargo.
Ho thinks a tank should bo built, so
flint a cutling.off of the supply for llvo
minutes or nn accident to either of the
tliouwinds of sections of pipe that con
dtirts tho water to'tho building could
not cause the disaster feared. Ills 10
port has been approved by tho Com
missioners. General 'William Dlrnoy has peti
tioned tho Commissioners to lny a
sower on Lo Droit avenue, Lo Droit
Park. He claims that tho objection to
making improvements on Lo Droit
Park streets does not apply to tilts
street, becauso it has been dedicated to
SHOT TJllllIt I.JTTI.V 1IA11Y.
Tlio ltemilt of nynarrol llptwcvn Hn
liuml unit Wire.
David Hunter returned to his homo,
i-127 P street northwest, about 1 o'clock
this morning, just as his wlfo camo in.
They went to their room, whoro ho
sworeat-her, threatening to cut her'
thioiit, then pulled a revolver and fired
The bullet missed its mark and took
efTcct-Iri the fleshy part of the leg of
their 2-year-old child, lying on tho
In tho Police Court this morning no
testimony was introduced as. to tho
cause of tlio shooting, nnd tho defend
ant wns held iu J300 bonds for tlio
TJIJ COUJtT lir.COJlD.
CuicifiT Couiit Division 3 Justice
Momoomeiit. Abhctt et nl. vs. Smith et
nl.; demurrer snstnlncd and lcavo to plead,
twenty days. Ivrchtnbrccher Starch Com
pnny vs. Snmmoue.
Hquitt CounT Justice Cox. National
Ilank of the Itepubllc vs. Wllllani B. Jack
onjiQcorge J. Seufferlo mado party com
plainant, lle.ile vs. Wheeler; commissioner
to'gct tcstlmopy of new resident ordered to
Issue, lircsnahun vs. O'Connell; salo de
treed and Job llamard appointed trusteo
Somo Conjngnl InfollcltloH.
Clinileo jMeicdlili, colored, had just re
turned to the bosom, of hts loving fumlly
from a tlx" irioutlis' re6lde'neo if tho Jail,
where ho celebrated his arrival by throw
ing a flat Iron at his wlfo and Indulged In
bthcr plajful ovldcnccs of affection. Ho
thciiistartcd out, went Into a saloon, ills
jilajtdn revolver, with which ho told tho
Imrkieper ho intended to "cl6an out" his
Iioti6c, using n liberal amount 'of profanity
wlillo niakiug his statement. Ofllccrs
Howell nndi Smith heard tlio commotion
oud urrcstcd Meredith. In the Police Court
this morulig tho Comt Imposed a flue of
lft or ninety' diijs.
CIiiuiH- Attfinpt lit Homo .StPiilltitf.
lltnjamln Jackson, a ncgio, took a horso
across the l.oug llridgo to Virginia to tho
houio.of a colored farmer named Oflutt.
lie told Mrs. OlTutt that her husband had
purchased tho animal and desired her lo
glvo $15 for It as part payment. Tho
Woman handed over the cash and took
cliargo of tlio horso. WbcuOlIutt returned
homo ho Immediately notified tho police,
who arrested Jackson and locked him up
In tho Fourth l'recluct Station, where ho Is
now hejd for stealing tlio horso from Mrs.
Unbelt .Miller of Four-uud-a-half street, to
whom It has been turned over.
A New Kind of Cuiu-fi.
There was quite a clinngo In the cbnraclor
of tho biitlucts hi tho Cilmlnal Court room
this Morning. Somo of tho most prominent
ilguies at tho civil bar wcio present to look
after whatever business they had hcfoio
Judge Montgomery, holding nn extra ses
sion or the Circuit Comt. This Is tha llrst
tluio that JiuIko Montgomery has presided
over any except crlmlual business slnco tils
appointment to tho Pencil In this District.
Aniinjud liy Hoi- VIhIIh..
John W, Carrof Klovouth strcot has liud
considerable difficulty -with alltllo colorod
gill, who persists In coming tn his house,
evidently, ho thinks, nt tho Instigation of
his wire. Klla Johusou, tho coloiod girl,
had Mr. Carr arrested for assault and testl
Ikil In tho Pol leu Court this morning that
Iho ilefeudnnt had kicked and struck lior.
Mr. Carr dculcd tho charge and tho c.iso
Itcfuiird In Dononneo IIU Cneiny.
Michael O'Day, who lesldes at No. UllO
,K elicit uoithwest, wont to tho Kmcrgenoy
Hospital Into on Satiud.iy night siiuoilng
fl oin n wound 1 n tlio ueclt. Ho linil lieiin
cut Willi a knife, and was bleeding fiooly.
Io lefused to give tho liuuie of his iibsull
mil, unit tiller his wound was dressed io
tumid to his lionie.
IiiJiiiiiI liy n Tinlii.
John Nolan wns hi ought to this city .v
night nnd taken lo 1'rovMiinco Hospital,
wheroho Is being treated for Injuiles io
telvid In trjlng to Jump from a moving
train In Virginia.
Colonel Charles it. llneoii, biiilness man
ager fur llotu C'oghlan, at tho Nulloual nost
Mick, Is In town Keejilug a watch on tha
tied. Thrio uto no "hams" connected with
Stuls for salo for tho Xandcr-Miorsch con
ceit at Congregational Church I'cbiunry 11
at Dioop's inublu storo, $1 ami 75 cents.
l'ltortMOii Cook's Halm of Llfo posi
tively clues lulluuiiiutlou,
(Jsb cur f n.0 suits, Klsemau's, 7th $ E,
xnw rniiH'H ranxvit li.ti.i..
Tho Cllrl Wlin ICIehiil tlio Climrntlc Out
or Iho Ynimu -Milll Month,
If tl.ero Is mi) thing tho wicked Now
lorkcrstnkon ilellirht in It n tlio quniinl
Fieneli ball, nml Thursday nlinVs event
was tlicrcfoic an object of Interest lo tlio
entho village. This Is tho way tlio New
York frets describes It.
At midnight the gio.it hull was brilliantly
lighted, the dnmsels'wcro brilliantly drcMcd,
nllliouch them may havo been, a lack, of
costume, and the young men Wcro brilliant
cLougli liiJcoMcrsnlloii, olthoiigh niuehof
tho repartee cenfed tn bo applauded In po
lllo foeli ty after tha Fourteenth century.
Kury ono danced. It was u few minutes
after midnight when ono fair one, whoso
Jtllow tleftes fluttered beneath her blue
silk tuihah; tome dancing out on her toes
from one comer of tho hall-room. An asllo
.miiigiuiiii danced unlly up to her. Thn
(innko from his elgarotto wns nhot Out In
puffs Iho way a locomotive about to start
shouts fait steam. 'Iho yellow-halrcd girl
ciiine ncoicr; tbero VnS lnUchlcf In her o'es
and lapldlty in her feet. I'o tollovo the mo
notonj of oidlnary dancing sho playfully
kle krd her blue turban now nnd again, and
although some people thought hor fcut
would go eo high they never would net
Ootf n again, eliunlwnje seemed to bo danc
ing merrily mi her Iiick. They nppmielipil
wllhlu tlireOfi'et, then .igaln tho bins stock
lnr shot upwind nnd the young nun's clg-nn-tto
failed nwny. A second Inter tho
ouug moil'lntd captured the Ownor of tho
blpeto(;klugs, .and thoy danced nway to
chltkcn trolpitts'atnl 'sparkling wine, and
Iho trail of smoke tehlud seemed to Indi
cate that tho girl with the yellow hair had
become the possessor br thu cigarette.
Over Iu a boxthero-worotwdiuorry'voung
women sitting and one young man. Ono of
thutoung womcu had her feet dangling
enlehfcsly over the bd. '
"Tuko jour feet down, Mabel," said her
companion. "No lady keeps horfeotits
lilch ns-hcr-hrnd." . . ..
':01'. yes. they dd," was the answer..
'Thciefs IMtlo ucrots tho way; Just look at
"Hut the Isn't a lody,'' told the first
fpciikeit.. , .
'Oh.'IsiPt she "'said Mabel. "Well, If
j oil don't thluk sho Is, go nnd toll her so. I
wUnldii't'cpre to." '
'1 here, was ono1 dniicerdresstKl to repre
sent n fairy queen. Sho held a glass nt
wlno, looked nl- Itdrcnmlly for a moment,
"Dear me; hno I am. Fairy queen to
night and to-morrow well, I wish mv
'wand -would work a tnotlc arid 'pay my
board bill." " ' J
"Worrjlng over your board hill ? H'hat
nonscnBc," ejaculated m Qticon Kllzaboth,
who wns pulling out smoke rings. "Never
worry about tho future, my dear, for io
member, as a friend of mine satd to mo two
years ago, that It Is tho mystery of to-morrow
which gives to llfo its charm and fasci
nation to-day. Havo a cigarette, dear t"
But tho ball went on as mcnlljna Fonah
balls go, and In tho morning o'nly tho
trampled flowers on tbo floor told of tho
pretence of queen nnd princess, nnd tho
wltie'corks of tlio men who thought thoy
knew It nil.
Ay iwi rows TUI.IT.S.
Homo of tlio OlVorn Mndo by Wull
A Joitug lady recently wroto to a leading
mhgazlne to mnkotho following very liberal
Dkah Sin: If you wish, I will wrltn a
hovel similar In slzo as "the quick and tho
Dead," to rival Miss Hives, for February
number of your magazine, the tltlo to bo
"Ixivo or 1'ssslonf" with tbo understanding
that It shall bo published under tho nom do
plume of "Yam.". If you wish 1 will send
my Picture for tho frontispiece, also to bo
cnlltd "Ynm." Also according to tho
terms uuder which Miss ltlvei had her
If my offer Is ncceptod'let mo know Im
1 mediately. Sliftci cly. jours, etc.
' I don't knOw'hoW many pcoplo tbero aro
In Iho country who have dramas lying al
ready written lu their bureaus, but tho pub
'llcntlon of "Herod and Marhunno" brought
down upon us aiLnyulancho of tragedies,
rhjmed and unrhyincd. Iu many casos tho
authors wcro kind enough to infoim us that
heir productions wcro far supcrlqr to Mips
Hive'. This, Indeed, Is. l common habit
with amateur magnzlnlsts to Inform tho
editor of tho comparative merits of their
"It may not bo very good," they say (tha
sly dogs, they kuowonly too woll how
highly they value It), "but, at all events, It
is equal, If not superior, to somd of tho milk
and water stuff that you publish in your
magazine." Or, "Whatever tho merits 'of
this article, I am euro ttls not vanity to cay
that it is better than tho dreary platitudes
of Howells and James." Or, "You must
not expect a 'David Copperllold' or'a 'Van
ity Fair;' yet, In spltoof ths'maiiy Impor
fectlonsnt this story, you will paidon mv
egoiUinlfl Hatter nnsclf that I can cato'r
to tho reading public of our generation."
Tlio great majority of contributors ac
cept defeat gracefully onough that Is, lu
silence. Hut somo' of tlicm will not die
without making a sign. Tho letter of decli
nation Is occasionally returned to tho ed
itorial Ofllce with tho words "Chestnuts" or
"Hats" scrawled across It. nnd occa6onally
the editor gets a vigorous bit of scolding.
A lady, Informed him that it wns not neces
sary that ho should assuro her that tho ra
Jcctionot a MS. did uot Imply nivilnt of
literary meilt. Another drow hereolf up
ludlgnnntly nnd repudiated any Implied
compliment lu the stereotyped phrase by
snjlpg that she knew very well her manu
script did not lack literary merit, -and that
Mie didn't have to bo .reminded of It. Sdme
tlmcs, but very seldom, tho protests from
tho rejected, take tho form of 'peisonil
abuse. Iu lotters of this sort the editor has
seen hlmseir descilbed as "sour," molo
cjed," "indifferent to the higher reachos of
tho Intelligent," 'Mull," uild "Ignorant."
'no it xovit ooitsiyrs outj.s.
A Itiinnliig Itnco Which Ought to
l'lovo nn Awlnl W11111I111,'.
In ordtrto ascertain theliifluenco of tight
(jlothlng upon tho action of tho heart dui lug
o'xerciio, a dozeu yousr women consented
this summer to run CIO yards In tnclr looso
gymnasium garments and thcu to run the
came dlstanco with dorscts on, Tho running
tluio was two minutes and thirty seconds for
each persou at each trial, mid in order that
there should bo no cardiac excitement or
depression following tho first test, tho sec
ond trlnl was made tho following day. Ho
foio beginning tho running the. nvurago
btart Impulse was clghty-rour bents to tho
mlnuto; after running the above-named
itlstauco tho heart Impulse was 151 beats to
tho mliiulc; tlio average uatural waist ulrth
being twcnty-llvo Inches. The uoxt day cor
sets wcro worn durlug the oxciclso, and'tho
average girth ot tha waist was reduced to
twenty-four Inches. Tho same dlsuuco was
(iu lu the same tluio by nil, mid Immediately
afterward, the nveraso heart Impulsq was
found lo bo 108 beats por minute, Whon I
stuto that I should 'feel myself Justllled iu
advising an athlete not to enter a running
or rowing lace whose heart Impulse was 1G0
beats per mlnuto after n llltlo exercise, even
though there wero uot tho slightest ovldcueo
of disease, ono cau form some ido.t of tha
wear and tear on this important organ, and
the physiological los3 entailed upon tho sys
tem in women wboforco It to labor for over
half their lives under such a dls.idvaiitngo
us tho tight corset Imposes. Scrlbucrs
Niii;ry mid Slel Illoil All'.
Dr. George Hnlley, ouo of tho most
piomlnent physicians ot Kansas City, has
arranged to test tho clllcucy of sterilised air
In Its nppllcntlou to surgery. lie will havo
(instructed lu Ills own homo nu alr-tlght
chamber mode of presed hrlik and cemuut
aud.llucd throughout with galvanized iron,
(specially prepared to resist atmospheric
lulluenco. Ventilating shafts will bo In
eirtid for tho ogress ot air. Auothor shaft
In which the sterilization will tako place by
means of alternate inters of raw cotton,
ruw silk and canton flannel, will cntir tho
room at tho eeutroof tho colllugniid extend
lo near tho surfneo ot the opiratlng table,
over w hleh It will diffusa. Its contents . Tito
niriingeuiciit will bo such Hint tlio storillzod
air can bo heated or cooled to nny desired
degree. When tho room shall hnva beou
fluTslitd an exhibition ot lis operations will
bo given to professional bretluon and a
series pf toets made with imliutii and inan
imate subjects. It s claimed that surgery
practiced (11 stcrllUed air Is rubbed ot half
Its danger, In that no Matty 0 germs can
come lu contact with the Incised parts, aud
that tliero la no subsequent suppuration,
Dr, Ualleygotbis, inatu idea from Institu
tions In lelpilc and UenoTS,
VOIVKII IN A TlUIt.
IIOw much longer shall I wall for wnrp and
Out of which M. C.'s shall weave "silver
For tho luavy cloudlet ovtfr soul-houso
That ought to havo tho most glorious
When shall tin tcudurcst .tics of us.hu
mans Ho frctd fiom tho diuss so glaringly
Willi all of earth's 'strangely Invented new
plans In this wonderful ago of pcoplo bulldcd?
Tho strains on the soul of tho- martyr for
Seem always too great for poor mortals to
'TIs well that It lessens, as ago succeeds
Aud llfannrrows out, with Its great dond
Sunshine of Jiullco, how I long for a
My soul is weary weary wcaryiand
How soon shall I bask in'tho glorious light.
To gain which' long Injustice havo I
Mako the loom now ready, with tbo warp
To weave "silver lining" for tho clouds
A muetuger scud with tho glorious truth
"Hlghthas at last triumphed ami ended
Mauv E. W.n.Knn, M. D.
It wns the period of 'dm first orcanlzatlou
of IIiq Te.tas Regulators tn which our story
trfers. Shelby, In tho latter part of 183'J,
una a froutlir County, and bordering upon
that region known as the Itcd Iiuds, was
tho receptacle of nil tho vilest men who hn'd
been driven ncross ohr borders, for crimes
of every degree. Horso thieves nud villains
congicgntcd.thero hi such numbers that tho
open mid bare-facsd effort hud been made
to convert It Into n sort of "Alsall.V of tho
West aplnco'of 'rcfugo for all outlaws,
who understood universally that It was only
ncrcesary to tbo most perfect immunity in
crimc,.'th'at tlioy should, succeed In effecting
an escape to this ncfahboHiood, whoro
they would be publicly protected and pur
Tha extent to which this thine was car
ried may bo conjectured when It h known
that bauds of men disguised -as Indians
would sally forth Into the neighboring dis
tricts with the view nl visiting somo ob
noxious person with llielr vengeance cither
lu ho shapo of robbery or murder. Ko
turiilne with grert upend, nud li tvlus; tbo
vuluablo stock before them, till thoy wcro
(motif; their frlinds ogaln, they would ro
tund the boiscs aud mules, resume tbclr
Usual appeaiancc, ami laugh at retaliation.
Even slnglo men In the' face of day commit
till tho most daring crimes, trusting to an
escape here for urdtcctlou.
They seemed determined nt any risk to
hold the country good against the encroach
ment of all honest citizens; aud it came to
bo notorious that no man could movo
ninong them with nny cltlzen-llku, and
proper motives, but nt tho expense of his
personal 'safety or bis cfousclcnco for tho
crime of refusing to take part with thorn
fnS In Ifeclf sufllcleiit to subject all now
comers to' a scries of persecutions which
sbour brought them lhta terms.
tVo do not wish to bo understood that
the wholo population ot tho county wero
Thcro was ono class of wealthy planters,
another ot the old stamp of restless,
migrating hunters, who first led tho tldo ot
population over the Allcghanles, nud aro
now icauimr .11 across tuc-itocKy .Moun
tains. These two mado somo prcteuslonH to out
Ward dccoium, and lu'varlous w.ivs acted
as restraints upon the worse dlspoied;
wbllo theso last, with that utter Intolerance
ol restraints which" so 'uribountlcd llccnso
necessarily engenders, determined to sub-i
mil to no presence which should lu anyway
rtbuko or embarrass their deeds.
Most of theso bad men were a kind of
small land-holders who only cultivated
patches of ground, dotting tlio spaces be
tween 'tho largest plantations. Itut thoy
kept very Une horses, and depended moro
upon pluuder'than on nny capacity of their
own for labor. Thoy Wero fiually wroueht
up to tho last pitch of icstlessucss by this
closing around ot unmanageable persons,
aud organizM'Into n band b't llogulators, as
they termed themselves.
They proclaimed that tho county limits
needed purification, and that they felt
called to the work.
Accordingly, under tho lead of
a man named Hluch, who
was himself a brutal monster, they
commenced operations. Iu this public
spirited apd pralsoworthy undertaking thoy
soon managed to reduce the county to tlio
subjectiop of fear, If not to nn nffecttonato
recoenltIon',of the prerogatives they nrro
gated to themselves. Tbo richer plautcrs
they compelled to pay a hcavj bluckmall
rent, lu fec-slmpio of a right to enjoy their
own property' and lives, with tho furthoi
undcrstnndlug that they wero to bo pro
tected In their Immunities from all dangers
from without of a similar kind. Tho
Slanteis In return wcro to wink upon any
eeds whoso coloring, might otherwise
chance to.be offeuelyu to eyes polite. Tho
other class a class of simple-hearted,
sturdy men wero goaded and tortured by
tho most aggravated annoyances, until
driven In" despair to eomo act of retaliation,
they furnished their tyrants with thu
shadow of excuse, which even they thought
to be necessary, and wcro then cither
lynched op warned to leavo the country lu
so many days, or el6o shot if thoy persisted
So relentless and vindictive did tlioso
wretches show themselves In bunting down
every ono who dared bpposo himself to
them In ouy way, that very soon their as
cendency lu th county wns almost without
Iudeed, the'ro wcro very few left who
fiom nny cnuso presumed to do It. Among
tbrm wad 0110 pf this last class of wandering
hunters, known as Jack Long. Jack tind
come of "a wild-turkey breed," ns tho
nhrnso Is lu tho West for n family rcinarkn
bio lor Its Wandering piopensltles. Ho had
already pushed ahead of tlio settlement of
two Slatos and ono Territory, nud following
tha fjimio still further toward tha South,
had been pleased with the promlso of an
abundnnco of It lu Shelby County.
He had never thought it at all essential
to ask lcavo of any liovcrnuicnt as to how
or where ho should mako himself at homo,
or even to inquire what particular untlou
put In Its claim to nny region ho found
Milted to his purpose. Ills heritage had
been the young earth, with Its skies, Its
waters, and Its winds, lis huge primeval
foicsts, and plains throwing out their
broad breasts to tho sun with all the
slchts nnd sounds nud living things that
moved and wero nitlculate bentath Hod's
oje and what eared ho for tho authority of
'Iho fli6t, Indeed, that was known or
heard of Jack was when ho had already
built him a snug log-cablu ou tha outskirts
of the county, near tho hank ot a small
stream; stowed away his fair-faced young
wlfo and two cblldicn cosily Into it, for
"Dun Cupid" hud fouud Jack out, with all
his rough shyness, soviral years before
Ho kept hlmseir so much to himself that
for a long tlma llttlu was thought or said ot
lif m. Ills pastlon for hunting seemed to bo
absorbing. Ho did nothing elso but follow
Up tho giimo from morning till night.
Hcyond this he eouned to havo no earthly
nleiisuro but hi that solltaiy hut, which,
howovcrruilo, held dear associations enough
to fill that big heart nud quicken thoso
sluggish veins of his ungainly body.
Sometime ono of the Hangers would
comoucioss him nlouo with his louir rlllo.
'amidst thu timber Islands of tho plain, or
111 iuu uci'p nouns; nun no 111 way 6 appeared
to have been so successful that tho rumor
gradually got abroad that ho was a splendid
'I his attracted attention somewhat moro
to his apparently unsocial and solitary
habits, 'lbey had the curiosity to watcu
him, nnd when they saw how dovotod ho
appeared to his wife, tlio gibe became gen
eral, that ho was a hen-pecked pucband,
under petticoat government, and oilier like
'I tils, taken In connection with his lolling,
awkward gait, aud rather excesslvo ex
pression of simplicity and easy temper, dis
posed thoio harsh, rude mou very greatly to
sneer at him as a soft fellow, who could bo
run over with Impunity, They even bullied
1dm Willi liiutits but Jack looked llkosifdli
a formldablo customer til he taken hold of,
that ho one of them felt disposed to push
hlui too lar and risk Iwlng made Individu
ally the (ill Jcet of a display of the great
strength lildleiikd lu Iho slzo or his body.
He was upwards of six feet four In height,
wllb shoulders like the htitlii'es ot 11
tower, aud proportions developed In line
Finding they could not tempt him to n
personal frny, they changed the note, And,
by.Mcry soit of cajolery, endcavorod to
enlist tho remarkable physical energy aud
skill he was conjectured to possess In thu
ecmco of their schemes of brutal violence.
Hut Jack waivtd all sort of participation
In them with n smiling aud unvarying good
humor, which, though It enraged tlio
bnflled ruffians, gnvo tlicm no posslbto ex
cuso for provocation. They would not
havo regarded this, but that tbero was still
less Invitation In that formldablo person
atid rlflo, and somfliow or other they bad an
undefined soiiso that the man was not "at
himself," as tho uhraso goes lu tho West
that ha had not yet been roused to n con
sciousness of his own energies nnd capa
bilities, and they wcro a llltlo adverso to
They finally gavo him up, tliorofore, and
Jack might, alter all, havo been Itft in
PCOCO tO lava Mollln and thn plillilnui n
' hard as lie ulcased, and ludulga bis tiusilon
. MiuinBuiiiiiBiiiu ouiy at ma expeuso 01
tho dumb, wild tlilncs around him, but
that he was urclilentally led to mako an
unfortunate display of It.
j lew log mils ucar tha centre conMI-
tUldl tllp I filllilr town llnrn wai Hi.. ..pt.
dry, or sore, as It was dlgtililed, at whloli
ahjic powder and load and whisky wero.tu
be obtalmd for many miles around.
Jack hnppcned to net out of amuiiuitlloii,
nnd enme Into this place for a fresh supply,
Atliaclcd by tho whisky, this whs tho
lietdqliartersi of the Hegulators, and tbey
Wire nil collected for a grand shooting
match, nnd, of course, gettlug drunk as fast
hen Jack arilvcd, ho found them gath
ered In a gn up under a cluster of trees sev
eral hundred yards from thuhuuSo.
It had been soma time since thcro had
been any olterentfon between any of them
nnd himself; ahd though ho supposed It whi
all forgotten, jet ho felt some littlo disin
clination to joining them, aud had resolved
not to do it. Hut ns once, and again and
neolu, that sharp report ha loved 60 well to
hear, would ring out, folluwed hv the clam
ors, exclamations and ciccrgrnunliig of tho
men around the target lo critically cxjuilno
the rctult of each shot, l.ts passion for tlio
sport and curiosity to see bow others shot.
ocrcnmcn feeling, thnt bo was going to do
what, for Mollle's sake, wan au Imprudent
Hindi, tbo Itegulator Captain, had nl
wa)s been the unrivalled Hero of such oc
casions; for opart from the fact that ho was
really an admirable shot, lit' was known to
bo so ilcrcc, blustering and vindictive a
bully, that nobody dared try1 very hard to
bent blm, sitae ho would ba cei tain to make
n persouul affair ot It with whoever pre
sumed to bo -so lucky or no skillful.
Now, everybody In tho county was
well owaro of this but Jack, mid
ho either was not awuie, or did
not chro for tho matter, if ho did
know It. Ho kucw, though, that lllncJi
was a famous shot; aud noticing tint ho was
ptcpuiing to shoot, started to jolu thorn, do-i
teimlncd to sco for himself what they called
He camo swlngluc himself carelessly
among tlictn, with long, heavy strides, as
ilhcy were nil vociferating In half-drunken
luptnrcs Over tho glorious shot just made
by Hluch and he, In his customary man
mr, was swearing and raving at every one
around him, taunting them with their
bungling, and defyliiB them to try again.
Observing Jock, ho Jerked tho target away,
and. with a loud grating laugh, thrust It In
sultingly close to his faco.
"Hah I Jack Longlegs I thov say you can
shoot I Look at that I lxok close', will
you !" pushing It closer to his eyes. ''Can
j ou beat It!"
Jack stepped back, and, looking 'ddlbor
atcly at the l-onrd target, said, very dryly,
"l'sliaw I The cross ain't clean outl I
should'nt think I was doing any great
tilings 10 ueai sucu snooting as mull"
" ou sliodldu't, shouldn't you f" roared
Hindi, furious at Jack's coolness; "You'll
try It, won't you I'd like to seo you I
You must'lry It 1 You shall try it I We'll
6te what sort ot a swell jou aro I"
"Oh I" said Jack, altogether unruffled.
"If 1 must, I must I Put up his board tlnir,
nun. It jou want to sco me' shoot through
every hole, l'll'do It for ve."
And walking back to tho "off-baud"
stand at forty paces, by tho time tho
"muikcrs" had placed the board against
the tree ho hud wheeled, and slowly swing
ing Ills long rifle down from Ids shoulder to
the level, llred ns quick as thought.
"It's a trick of mine!" remarked he,
nodding his head toward Hluch, Who stbod
npnr, while bo was lowering his gun to the
position for reloading. "It's n trick caught
f ri m always shooting at varmints' eyes I I
never takes 'cm any whar elso I It's a no
tion I've got I"
At this moment the men standing near
tbo target, who hud rushed Instantly 'with
ere at eagerness to see tho result, shouted,
while oue of tho "markers" held It aloft
out their heads:
"He's done it I Ills ball's die blggc6t
bo's dilv It through your hole and made'lt
Hindi turned polo. Hushing forward, 'ho
tore tho target uwuy from tho "marker"
and examining it minutely, shouted
, "It's un accident I Ho can't dolt agilu I
He's n humbug I I'll bet tbo ears of u but
fulo. calf agaust his that ha can't do It
again I Ho Is afraid to do It again I"
"Oh," said Jack, winking uIdo to tho
men, "If you mean by that bet your ears
against mine, 1 tako It up I liojs, fix u
new board up tliar, with a nice cross on tho
centre, and 1 will show tho Captain here thu
clean thing lu sbootln' 1" As bo satd this
he laughed good-humorcdly, and tho men
could not help joining him.
Hluch, who was loading his gun, said
nothing, but glared around him, with
white, compressed lips and a chafed look of
fury. 'Iboiucu, who wcro in reality puz
zled to tcjl whether Jack's maimer hull
catiil contempt or unconscious simplicity,
looked en tho progress of this scene, nnd
for tho result of tho coming trial, with In
tense Curiosity, The now board was unw
ready, aud Hluch stepped forward with
After aiming a lonctlmoho tired. The
men were around tho board In n moment,
and Instantly proclaimed It a Urst-iate shot.
And so It was. The edgo of the ball bad
brokcu, without touching tho curvo.
Jack, with tbo sama Inexplica
ble coolness which marked his whole
bearing, without tho slightest hesitation,
shaking his bead as he took bis stand, re
marked: '"Twou'tdo jet 'tuln't plumb Hain't
tbo clean thing yot, bojs;" and throw-lag
out his long rlllo again lu tho same heedless
style, llred before ouo could thluk.
'I ha men sprang forward aud announced
that the cciu.ro was cut out with tho most
exact aud perfect nicety. At tho sumo mo
ment, greatly to the ustoulstiuient ot every
one, Juik walked deliberately off toward
the bonce, without waiting to hear tho an
nouncement "Huh 1" shouted Hindi, furiously, aftor
him, "I thought )ou wus a coward I Look
at tho sneak 1 Comu back I" ho fairly
roared, starting after him, "comoback!
You cuii't shoot us well bcfoia a muzzle I"
Jack walked ou without turning bis
"Hal ha I" laughed the Itegulator, al
most convulsed with Jury, "sco, tlio coward
Is running away to hide uuder his wife's
petticoats I" and long and loud ho pealed
thehnish taunt after Jack's retreat, Tho
men, who at Hist bad been gicutly aston
ished at the lush daring wlileh could thus
have vcntuicd to beard the Hon hi his most
formidable mood, and folt tho Instluctlyo
admiration with which such tialts alwajs
liisplioEUch breasts, now. ou seeing wli.it
uppcaicd to be so pulpuhlo a "back-out,"
joined uUo In the lunch with Hluch, Thoy
thought It w-ns euwuidlco I
A holy sentiment they could uot under
stand kept wulcli and ward oer tho terri
ble repute of passion. If thoy only could
havo seen how that broad, masslvo face
wus wrenched and grew wlillo with thu
deep Inwnid spasm of prldo stiugglliitr for
the musteiy, us those bitter gibes, m bard
to bo borne by n free hunter, rung upon his
cats, tbey would havo taken warning to
beware now tbey further molosted that
duiigtious slumber of tleico energies, Thu
strong man In reality had.uuver wuked.
His consciousness was only nwaio of a
single pasdou, aud that coutiolled and
curbed all others. The Imago of his wife
and Children lose abOyo tha swelllug tu
mult which sbo k bis heavy frumo.
Ha s.aw them deserted and helpless, with
no protection lu this wild aud lawless re
gion should ho fall lu a struggle with tuett
fearful odds. For all these men wcro tho
willing slaves, the abjtet tools, of 'the fe
rocious vices Of Ids brutal Insultcr; nnd it
would have been a contest, not with him
alone, bpt with all of them. This was
stronger than pride with Jack, and ho
mil no incurred mo hale or Hlncll, re
lentless and unsparing. To bo shorn Iiijo
unceremonious n Inanncr bf thu very refru
tnlton he pilil-d himself most upon In the
pretence of his men, to bo deprived of so
Itultful a theme ot sclf-glorlflcatlon and
bonding, as tho reputation of being tho
fori most marksman tho frontier afforded,
was loo mueli for dip prhlo of thb thick
blot df d savage! linil lid sworo to dog the In
offensive hunter to the death, or out from
From this time poor Jack was In hot
water. Shortly after n horso was stolen
from n rich and powerful plahter lu the
neighborhood of the town, Tho animal
was a lino ono 'and tho planter was greatly
cinagcd nt the loss; for bo wns uno of tlmao
who paid "blackmail" to tho ltcgulators
for protection from all annojiinccs, Immu
nity from dcpredntlops not only by them
selves, but from any other quarter. He
now called upon them to hunt down tho
I thief, s tbey were bound under tho con
tract lo do, nud return tha Horse. II Inch
collected his band with great parndo and
procci-fled to 'follow tho trail, which Was
I Teadlly discoverable near tbo planter's
nouse. j.uio iu ina evening no re
turned nud announced thnt after
trnclug it with trrcat dlfllculty through
many dcylous Windings, evidently Intended
to Mizzle nursult. ha hsd nt Init l,-n !-,!
dlrutly tn thu ncncvlcllitty of Jack Long's
hut. 'This created mueli surprise, for no
ohc hnel suspected Jack of bad habits. Hut
Hindi and his vlllnllm bruited fur and wide
all the circumstances tending to criminate
After making these things us notorious as
pbtslble, the horse whs- unexpectedly fouild
tied with ii lotlat to s trco In it dense bottom
Thl seemed to settle the question ot his
criminality, and thuo was a general outcry
raised around him on'all sides. For though
' the majority of those 'inoH r Inmonms
against blm wfcre tinrsc thieves themselves,
jet, according to the doctrine of "honor
among thieves," there could bo no grcattr
or unpardonable cnormttv committed than
to steal nmoiig themselves-. He must bo
Win tied to "quit tho cbuntry," was In the
iitouth r everybody, and ho Was warned.
Jack with great .simplicity cave tlicm to
understand that he wns not ready to go
Hint when ha wns he' should lcavo nt Ids
leisure; but that lr his ronveiileuco and
'theirs did not happen to ugrce, they might
makethr most of it.
Tlhrleftuo alternative but fotcc, and tio
Individual felt disposed to taku tho per
sonal responsibility tipon himself of a
colllsldu'wltlr so uupromlslug a looking
'Ihlnes wcro not qulto ripe, and Jack,
wlih all the hurrah and excitement about
him, ktpt even on his way, conquering and
to conquer among the hairy tribe.
iSlrifiiilar Instances of the most vllo nnd
wanton splto now began to occur lu various
parts of the rcclon around.
At quick intervals valuablo horses and
mules wcro fouud 6hot dead closo to tho
dwellings of planters. The rumor soon got
out that all these animals might bo ob
served to belong to those persons who had
made themselves must active In denouncing
Jack Long. Then was noticed tho curious
fuct that ull of thcm'weie tbot through tho
eye. 'Ihls'wnsat onco associated with the
remark of Jack, nnd his odd feat of tiring
llirmum n bullet-hola atthoshnntlnirmntph.
This seemed to designate blm certatnlv as
the guilty mart; and as animal after animal
continued to fall; everv ono of Ihcm slain
lit the same wny, aper'fect hlazo of Indigna
tion burst oufon all Odes. A county nicot
Ing wus got up, at which one of the planters
presided, aud resolutions wero passed that
Jack Long; as n bad citizen, should lie
lynched and driven from the couuty forth
with. Hluch, of course, dlctatcdaiesolutlon
which be was to have tho pleasure of carry
ing Into effect.
In the meantime Jack bad given himself
vcry'llttlo troublo about what was said of
him. He kept himself so entirely npnrffiom
everybody that he'was nearly In perfect Ig
n6ruiicoof what was gplne on.
.One cvetilnghs had returned laden down
as 'usual with the spoils to Ids hunt. It
whs a snuc little lodg In the wlldcruoss,
that homo of Jack's. It stood beneath tho
thada of nn .Island crore, on the hillside,
oYcihnugfue a thicket which bordered a
small stream. No trclllscd vines rau over
It, nor garden flowers nodded with gaudy
crests uLout It. Hut tho grav "silvery moss
hung Its matchless drapery tn long fringes
from Iho old. widc-armed oaks above, nud
that mild but most pervading odor which
the winds arc skillful to steal from tbo
breath of leiivcs, tho joung trass growing,
and tho. panting laiigulshmeut of delicate
wild fl6wcrs filled tho wholo atm'osphero
around. Theso were the perfumes and tho
sights the coy. exacting tasto of a bold
lover of tbo solitudes must have; the fresh
face of naturo and her breathing, sweet as
childhood's, could alone satisfy tho senses
and the soul of ono grown thus lu lovo with
the freedom ot tbo wilderness.
Tho round, happy faco of his Wlfo gicetcd
him with smiles from the door as ho ap
poached, whtlu bis littlo boy and girl, nut
brown and ruddv, strovo with emulous
short steps pattering over tho thick grass,
to meet blm llrst, and clinging to Ids
fingers, prattled and shouted to tell their
mother of bis coming.
Ho enttred, and the precious llllc was
caiefully deposited on tho accustomed
"Looks" of buck's horns nailed against tho
wall. 'Iho smoking meal her tidy care had
prepared was dispatched, aud tho limiting
adventures of tlio day told over. Then ho
thriw himself with bis great length along
the buffalo robe on the floor, to rest and
have n romp with the children. Wbllo
they wero climbing oer his largo body and
scrambling In riotous Joy about him, his
wlfo spoko ror somo wutcr for her domestic
affairs. It was hard for tho children to
give up their frolic, but .Mollle's wish was a
stiouc law with Jack, Hounding up, ho
seized a vessel and started for tho stream,
tile little "ones poutluc wistfully as they
looked after him from tha door. Ho
sprang gaily along tho narrow path down
tho bill nud reached tbo brink, The water
had been dipped up and he, was returning
at a rnnld pace through tho thicket, whon,
wbcrolt was very high and bordered eloso
upon lbs path, ho suddenly felt something
tap blm ou each shoulder, and his progicos
Impeded strangely. At tho same Instant a
number ot men rushed from ambush on
each side ot him, several of them holding
tho end of n stout raw-htdo lasso, which
had been thrown oyer him. Ho Instantly
put forth all bis ticmendous strength lu n
convulsive effort to get free, and so power
fill was his frame that he would havo suc
ceeded but fortho suio skill with which
the lasso had been thrown that bound him
over cither arm.
At It was, his remarkablo vigor, ncived
by desperation, was sufllclent to drag the
six stiong men who clung lo tho rnpo after
hlui. Ho heard tha voice of Hindi shout
"Down hlui I Drag blm down!"
At that hiiteful souud a supernatural ac
tivity possessed blm, and writhing with n
quick spring that shook off tlioso who cluug
urouud his limbs, he had almost succeeded
lu reaching his own door when a heavy
blow fiom behind him felled hlui,
Ihe last objects which met his eje as ho
sunk down Insensible wero the terror
stricken unit agonized faces of his wife and
two children looking out upon him,
Whe'n ho aw oka lo consciousness It wns
la find himself nearly stripped and lashed
to the ouk which spread above Ids hut.
Hindi, with a look of devilish exultation,
stood befoio him, his wife, walling with
piteous lamentations, clung about tha
mouslei's knees Ilia children, endeavoring
to bide their faces lu her dress, screamed
Iu alTrlcht, while outsldo thu group eight
or nine men with gnus hi their hands stood
lu a circle.
luck's ejo took In tho whole details of
the scene at a ghiuce. Ills enemy ciiiiiilug
In his faie, thu "quht" with Its long, hejhvy
lushof knotted iaw-lildo lu his hand. Ho
saw tho hi ulo spiiiu her violently fiom hlui
Willi bis foot, until she pitched heavily
ogaluH tho w'lutcliis around, and ha ho.ud
them snout with lutiuhtcr. A shuip electric
ouony Ilka tho riving ot nu o.ik shivered
along bis nerus, passed out at Ids llnuum
nnd le et, and left him rigid ns marble. Tho
murderous thong fell upon his whlto
skin, welting It lu blue ildgotf,
wlillo tho dull, black drops spouted
and rolled off to the ground. Hut
ho regarded It no more thai) did the oak
above hlui, w hleh swuyed its moss wreathed
nrms uml shook its green leaves, as any
oilier day, lu the wind; and when Ids wife,
us every harsh, slashing sound fell upon her
cur. would shriek, "Mercy I" then shudder,
"Oh I meicyl what has ho douct" wlillo
sho covered her eyes with her hands, and
cowered with her forehead on thu grouud,
ha turned no moro to hear her thau did the
dead block on the lintel of his door. Tho
mill sicmrd to lip dead alt except ids cvi1,
1 at d HioiibIi llliieh, routed to frantic wrath
by his unmoved air, lose ou tip-too and
smmg Ihe lash with redoubled fury, howl-
j Ing Muftpliriulri ot each hlowj yet timid
I ejps unmoUngly, wlili a cold search,
plat col nrnuiid Into the fnees of tho men.
I Hint legnld was clinging nnd keen, ns If
the faintest lineament wcio Intended lobe
He bad them all I Tun men I They wcro
UglslfiTill "Plldo for him, d-n ilrn I"
piuitid Hindi ns ho labored jet more furi
ously with the lash,
' Wo will drop n curtain over this seenc.
It Is i iiOtigh to say they left him for dead
lying In his Mood, his wife swoonlutt tin tlio
ground with tlio children weeping plain
tively over her, and sllenco nnd darkuess
I fell nrtimul tbo desolate group,
I Nothing moro wns seen or heard of Jack
ills hut was deserted nnd his family ills
appeared, nor did any ono know or caro
what had become of them.
This Is one of Iho exciting and popular
front ler stories nf "the thirties." It wus
printed In the first number of the AtnmrTntn
Whig llrvicw- tho same number containing
tlio Ihst publication of Poo's Haven. The
story of duck l.oug has a prefatory chapter
setting It forth as "a history or actuil
events." Its styloOverloaded as It Is with
moralizing Is old, and Interesting as tho
fashion of thosaold dnysof real adventure.
Tho Incidents nro perfectly truo of life lu
Texas over n half century ago,
tjii: u iihakjsji us t:iu ,.
Hov lloiiliuif-rr Mmle n Nnl.nmo of
Himself nt Ililltlmoro.
When llounger was In this country as
one of thu Yorktown guests, ho was tha
hero of a characteristic Incident by becom
ing enamored with n Washington lady nt
sight whom be saw at a Hultlmoro bimpict.
He could spenk no Ktigllsh, tho lody coul 1
speak no Ficnrb, hut a look mnycuirynti
ncqunlntnnce u lescuc. Defers tho evening
wos over thu General's devotion wns lu
possession or the loom. He followed the
laely to Wnstilngtou,and tbero his attentions
Itccnmc so assiduous that tho lady became
frightened and ictrcatcd to an upper cham
ber, from whei cc" sho plead Illness. Noth
ing daunted, tho bravo General planted
himself at tho door with persistent regu
larity. "Madame, has your dauqhtern doctor
(let one, get two, get three!"
' (tetienil Iloulanger, rest assured my
daughter shall havo all tho medical atten
tion her Illness demands," replied tbu In
tiepld mother, parleying on tho doorstep.
The (lenernl continued to make n foed of
himself until his tluio for leaving for
Paris camo. "Now that cvnrj thing Is
over," ho wiote to the lady, who wai un
aware that anything was heiiuu, "I lxgjou
to remember that 1 am a gallant man" (tin
gallant bommo). I'lttsbure Dispatch.
Not I'uvorahlo Tllno.
Gus (to friend) I say, Jack, you'vo met
that big. handsome English girl who Is
Visiting the DeCourceyo
Jack Yes; I have met hor.
Gus Well, I proposi d to her lost night.
Jack You don't tell me. What did sho
tins Sho didn't say anything, sho was lu
her usual torrid condition, anil I couldn't
make her understand mo.
H. D. BKRR,
Importer anil Tailor,
FALL AND WINTER GOODS,
All ot tbo Latest Novelties.
ENGLISH, FRENCH AND SCOTCH SUITINGS,
ETC., JDST ARRIVED.
MHIDAnnpe'rsonally flfcjall garments mado
tn our establishment.
1111 Penna. Avenue.
OVKIt A MILLION lllSTIHUUl'KD.
Lcl. o. L.
LOUISIANA STATE LOTTERY COMPANY
Incorporated by tho Legislature lu 1808
tor IMueatloiml and Charitable purposes,
and Its rranohtso mado a part or thu present
Stnto Constitution, In 18711, by an oveu-
W UKLMINO I'01'l.'ljln VOTB.
Its aUANl) KXTHAOHMNAItY DRAW
1N(1S tako plao Hcrcl-Annttallr, (Juno nml
December), and Its CJHAND SINOLK NUM
HKll WIAWINOH take place In caoh ot tlio
othf r ton months .ot tho year, and aro all
drawn In public, at thu Academy of .Muslo,
Now Orleans, La.
'Wo do hereby certify Ihat wo supcrvliio
thu arrangements tor ull ot tlio Monthly an J
t-eml-Aunual Uruwlnfcs ol the Louisiana Stuto
Lottery Co., aud In person roanago und con
trol tbu Drawings themselves, nnd that tlio
sumo aro conducted with honcity, falrnosi.
and In Kood ralth toward all parties, and wo
authorize tho Company touu tills eertlflcato,
with tne-simlles ot our signatures attached,
In Its advertisements."
G. T. Beauregard,
J. A. Early,
Wo tho undersigned Hanks and Ilankors
will pay all Prizes drawn tn tho Louisiana
fctnto Lotteries, which may bo presented at
K,M. WAl.MNI.UV, I'l-cit. l.u.Nilt. Hunk
1 l.ANAII.X, l'li'il. Main .Nut. Iliuik
A. 1IAI.IIWIN, 1'1-uKt, N. II. NhI. ll.lllU.
OAK I. KOll.Y, 1'it-Ht. Union .Nut. Itiiuk.
GRAND MONTHLY DRAWING
At tlio Academy iif.MusIr, New Oiliuunt
TUKbUAY, IVliriliil'y 1',', 1HHI),
CAPITAL PRIZE, $300,000.
100,000 Tickets nt Twenty Dollars each.
llnlrea, 810; Quarters, $.1; Tcutln,
S'-i Twentieths, St.
LIST OP PHIZCS.
1 1'IIIZE 01' $31)0,000 Is J3l)0,000
li'itiKUor hhmxhiis 100,000
1 l'lllZHOF 60,0001 50,000
1 l'lllXKOl' J.'i.oikl la !,M)I
ui'Hi.KsuP Ki.oooaro 'jo.ooe)
ft I'ltiy.BMri' fi.oooure 125,000
-'5 I'ltiZKS of i.iiooure ua.ikmi
luo PltlZUs of ntxinro riti.oou
'-00 lMii.Kiine iioouro (10,0.10
ouoritizusoi' uiKiaro . .. loo.noo
100 Prizes or tfioo aro $ no.ooo
ion l'rlzoi or iioouru llil.oiki
1U0 I'rizesor UOOnre t20,ooi)
OOli 1'rUes or 100 aro 00.000
mm 1'rlzos of looaio liti.ooo
0,1 tit Prizes, amounting to $l,oni,Hiii)
Not-. Tickets drawlug Capital I'rlzos nro
not'cntltled lo terminal prizes.
W"Fon Ci.cn Hath, or any further Infor
mation desired, write legibly to the under
sltmi'd, elenrly utatlng your residence, with
btato, County, biieet und Number. Mora
rnpld return mall delivery wlllbousiurcd by
your enclosing an Euvtlupo bearing your
t-end I'oKtul Notes, L'xprns Money Orders,
of Now York UvcliaiiKo In ordinary letter
Curieney by Kipresj (nt our oxponso) nil
drugged M. A. DAUPHIN,
Now Orleans, La
Adilri'ks ItegUleli'il l.ottom to
New Orleans National Bank,
NfcVV OHLllANS, LA.
ltUMKMIIUlt THAT ONE DOLLAlt Is tho
l'rleo of tho sinallost part or fraction of a
ticket Hbueel hi any drawing, Anything lu
our uainu offered nt n less price, U cithern
counterfeit or u swindle.
"KKMtUIllint. also, that tho payment of
Prizes Is CH'AltAN't'i'.Kl) IJV t'OUIt NA
TIONAL HANKS of Now Orleans, and tlio
Tlukcts aro signed by tho President ot an In
stitution whoso I'luirtercd rights are recog
nized In the highest Courts; therefore, be
ware of all Imitation ami all anonymous
Tlio (heal Pennsylvania Houle
To the North, Went and Southwest,
Jkuble Trad. .Vifciiiliil fictntry.
Sled Itailt. Jfoonijicrtit ttpttiiriient.
In Kffeo' .lASl'AUV II, IH8.
Trains leao Wnshlnatnn from station oornm
of (lib nml II fits., ns follows:
Ton PiTTniirifi nnd thoWoit, Chlaaso Lim
ited I.priMot Pullman Vnuilmli'd wiruit
B.IOn in. diillyi V'nt Line, li.V)n..m. daily to
( Ini-liiiiiill nml ft l,oiil, with Klt-nili (Mrs
f rum Plttiburu tn elnclntiiill.nn I llarrHhur
toM. IouIm dully, (except Hnliinlay. to i.'til
iiigo. wltli Sleeping Car Altootnt to Chlcntn
Wtttern I'xpri'ii nt 7 lo p. in! dully, w.tli
sleeping Curx Washington to Chicago rtnd Ht.
LAi1m.10nniM.tlng dully at llarrislmrg. with
I hriiiiah sleepers to LottlnvlUo nnd MamnhM.
J'anlnc l-xprem, lo.uop m daily for Pittsburg
and tbo Went, with through Hlocpcr to I'ltts
I nrg, nnd Pittsburg to cnlcogn.
llAI.TIM01tr.Jl I'OTOMAO It WLHOAD.
Fun L'mit, Canamliitgua nnd Ilo6hestcr
dally; for Iluffnlo nnd Niagara da'ly, oxe'ent
Vaturilay, 10.00 p m.,-wltliHleoplngC'ar Wnsh
Ington lo hoc liester.
Ton WiMUMsroiiT, Lock Haven and Klmlra
atO.SO 11. m. dally, except Htindny,
Pun New Vomt and tho Hast, 7.S0, 0.00, 11,00
nnd 11.40 a.m., 3 00. 4.10, 10.00 nnd ll.Srtp. m.
tin Sunday, ti 00, 11.40a, m.,tf.O0. 4.10, 10,00 mid
11.80 p. m. Limited Kxnronuf Pullman Par
lor Cors, Ii 40 a. in, dally, except HHnday,'aml
3.45 p, m, dnlly, with dining enr.
I'uii Hosto.v, without change, :100 p. m.
eve ry day.
Fun IlnonKM-.v, N. Y., nil through trains
nun ret nt Jrmoy Cltywlth bonis or Ilrook
lyn Annex, affording direct transfer to Kill
ton Rtrect, avoiding double, ferrlngo across
Ntw Yolk city.
Fnn PiiiLAtnaiMiu, 7.20, a 10, 0.00,. ll.'op and.
11.40a. m.,!( 00. 4 111. C.00, KlO. lOOuundlLSOp.
m. On Kimclav. dim. lt.inn. m "no. 1.111 ttm
8.10, 10.ro nnd it. so p. m. Limited Express, all
parlor niri", IMOn. in. weflk-dnyx rtnd 3,n.
in, dally, with dining curs,
PU IIaitimoiii', oM, 7.1W, 8.10, ".00,0.10, 9..V),
ll.ro llllll 11.40 H in., UMT3.2.0O.41. 4.10, 4.20,
4.4", 0 W, 7 to. 8.10. 10.00 and llVpp.m. On
Similar, ti.io, l).u o.sn, 11.40" 11. m.,aop, 0.41,
4.10, till, 7.411, 8.10, 10 00 anil ll.W p. m.
FoiiPoi'k's Ciipbk Linb, 7.S0 u, in. unit 4.40
p.m. dully, except Minduy.
I'on AniaI'OI.ih, 7.S0 and O.OOu. m., 12.03 4.H
p. m. dally, except Hundnys. Sundays. Ii.no 11.
m., 1.10 p. tn.
ALKXaNDMA A PItH)KtilCir.Slltm0U.UI..
WAV AND ALKXA.NDItlA A WAtfll-
foil At-r.XANuniA, 4.10. 0.3S. 7 21, 8.10. 0.13,
10.57 a. in., llf.04 imon, 2.03. 3.W. 4 S3, 0.0H, C 03,
8.(0. 10.0.1 nnd 11..17 p.m. On Sunday nf4.0u,
9.13, I0.B7n. m2.:i0, 0.01, 8.03 and 10.03 j,. m.
AenuixoDATio-4 fortltianltco, 7TS3a. m.and
fl CO p. m. wi ck days.
Foil KinitniNii, nnd tlio South, I DO, 10.37 n.
in. dally and 3 10 p. m. dully, axcept Sunday.
Toains lcavo Alexandria for WMlungton,
tl.W, 7.(1.1, 8 OU, 11.1(1, 10.111, 11.07 n. tn.. 1.20,3.00,
3 21, MO, r, 30, 7.0.1. n,?.1, 10.42 nud ll.ftlp.ln.
On Htindny nt U.10 and 11.07 a. m., 3.00, B.lo,
7.0.1, U.3 und 10.12 p. in.
Tickets nnd Information nt IhsofOco, north
caMeoriHT of lilth street and Pennsylvania.
nen u, and at tho ttatlnn, whom orders can
Lr left tor tlio checking of baggage to'doitl
untlon freitn hotels and resiliences,
C1IAB. K. 1'ITOII, J. II. WOOD,
Otncrnl Manager. Hon. r!is. Agent,
Baltimore and Ohio railroad.
Schedule In effect Dee. D.16S8,
Leavo Washington from station corner of
Now Jcrxcy uvenuo and 0 street.
Po," tlncAoo and Northwest, Vcsttbutid
Limited expnss dally 8.M a. m , exprowi 0.03
Pon Cinciknati and Bt Louis, express dally
S.ouund 11,10 p. m.
, PoH'I'iTTMibno Rnd Cloveland, Vestlbu'lod
Limited express dally 8.M n. m. and express
0.03 p. m.
Pon LixiNOTON and Locut Stations, tlO.10
Pom DaitivoiiiC week days, 5.00, U0. fl.40.
7.30, e.iio. 0.43. 11.00 (15-mlnuto train) 0. m..
12.10, 213. 3.11, (44-mlnnto train), 8.23. 430.
4.33.0 30,0.4.1.7.3(1.0.43 ond 11.80 u.m. arm
days. 030, 8J1, 0.4.1 11 m., 1.15, 403, aa
4.30, 4.33, 0.41, 5.30, 11.11 and 11.50 p.m.
Pon Wat Stations between Washington
and Hultlmoro, 5.00, 6.10, 8 30 a, m., 12.10, 3.-.W,
4.3.1, 8.43, li.ao p. m. Ort SundayB, 8.30 a. m
1.13,3.2.1, 4.35, Am, 1JJ0 p. mi ' '
Tmim LAvic llultlmore for Washington at
5.10, 0 SO. c JO, 7.20, 8.W) (43-mlnuto trnlii), OM,
uot,, 10.10 MVmlnuto train) a. m..l2.i3,am
3.00, 4.10, 5.00, 6 WI, 0.00, 8.00, 10.00 und 11.00 p.
m. On minddyn, 5.10, 11.30, 8.0u. U.OO, D.U3,
JO 40 a. in,; 1.13, 200, 4.10, 3.00, 0.80. 8.00 loioo
and 11.00 p. m.
Pon AhNAi'Oiis, 6.40 and 8-10 n. m., 12.10
und 4 35 p. m. Ou bundavs, 830 a, in., lai
p. ra LeaioAnnniiolls 0.40,8.87a. m 12.03,
4.10 p. m. Minday, 8 37 a. m., 4.10 ji, in.
Pou Statio.nb on tho MetropolltAr Branch.
10.33, iio.lii a. in., Sl.lJ p. m., for" principal
stations only; tio.10, u. m., 14,83 Unit t3.S0 p. m.
Pou UAiTiii.iismmu nnd Intormo Hate points,
i!).uin.m., 112.30, tl 40. 3.33,"tlj.ao p.m.
Pou llorn'it anil Intermediate stations. tLOJ
p. m., SIOXU p.m.
CiiuiiciiTiuir leaves Washington on-Sun-(lay
at 1.13 ii. m stopping nt all Stations on
Ton FnruiiiucK, 110.10 a. m., i.Xi nrltl .TO
p. ro. Bundnys, 1.15 p. m.
Pon lfAumiKrowN, H0.10 n. m.,nhd 13.00 p.ra.
Thains Ainiivrr from Chicago (Ully 8.ai a,
m and 0.35 p. m.; from Clnalrtnatl and 8t.
Louis dnlly 0.20 a.m. and i:ifp. m.; trom
l'lttsburg, '8.83 a. m 17.2Q nnd t(35 p.w.
Ton I'uiuiiELviiiA and Wlltnlugton, dally,
8,13 a.m., 2.05, 4 20 and 11.30 p. in. UnlTet
Parlor Curs ou tho 8.15 a. in. and 420 p, m.
trains, fcleeplngs Curs on tho 11.30 'p. m..
open ut 0 00 p.m.
Foil I.STKItUKDUTE TOINTS T)CtWeli lUItt-
morn and Philadelphia, 'KSO n. m , "i(a un.l
tl.so p in.
TnAiNo rr.AVK Philadelphia tor Washington
dally, 8.30, 11.(0 u, in., 4.50, 7.'00'p, m. ami
12 03 night.
tExcupt Sundny. 'Dally. SSundny only.
llaggago called for. nnd ehcokod at hotels
and residences on orders left at tloket omcsH,
Ull) and luftl Pennsylvania nvenue.
W JI.CLKMIINTS, C1IAS. O. SCULL, "
(Jen. Jtiumccr. Oen. Pass. Agt.
Chesapeake and Ohio Route.
! ScheduloInetToot SEPT. 10. 1888.
Trains leavo Unlon'Dcpot, Sixth and D rrcet.,
I 10:67 a. m. Pon Nxwronr Nkwb, o Point"
I Comtort nnd Nurfolk, dally except L nduv
llril a. in. Kou stations on tho Ohota
peaks and Ohio In Virginia, Woit Virginia
and Kentucky, dally except, Sunday. Sleeping
ears Clifton bursa to Lexington, Ky.
o'HU p. m, Past Wk&tehn Kienass dally,
f-olld train, with Pullman DuCfot Bleeping
( nrs to LouUvllla; Pullman service tu Cincin
nati, ht. Louis. Memphis nnd Nuw Orloaas.
Ottlce, filU Pennsylvania nvenuo.
11. W. PULLF.lt,
Och. Pass. Agent.
T?OH NOHPOLK.OLDPOINT & THlJ SOUTH
SteamcraHOltOE LXAHY loivoi Wahlug
ton Monday, Wednosdar and Prlday.atO o. m.
Steamer LjDYOFTUK LAKIt, Tuosilay.
Thursday and Saturday, at r p. m from
Slxtl- Street Wharf. '
Stenmor I.carv lands at Plney rolntgolnr
Laelyot thoLako lands at Cornftold Harbor
ami Colonial lleaoh on Saturdays. Sleu-nsr
from Wnhlngtoii dally, Inoludliig Sundays,
until further notlco, Sunday ut Op. m.
Pare, Saturday oxonrslon, rotitrn Xfonday
7 o, in., $:l round trip.
Connections mado at Norfolk with Old I)j.
minion hteiiinshlD Coiup.uiy tor Now York.
Knox and Lloyd Bvpross will call ami oheok
bagi-agu ut hotels nnd private reuldouoos.
Telephone oall-Lcary, 7 ISO) Mosuloy,
W. P WELCH, Supr. P. S. Co.
OEO. P. PHILLIPS. Supt. I. ,t
ofArtltlclal Teeth Mnnura?tured lu this
counlry nlono last year show tho nesd ot
Which has pioved Uwlf to hen 1'KUFficr
l'OI.IMIIUI, tl.l.ANSUIt AN II i PUKSKIIVA
TIVE. wllliotil tin- Ililtatloi. of tho (inns,
niiilseiiiteling of tho Enamel known to In
caused b brlstlis
AT ALL DHlKJtHSTS.