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TWO CLEVER BRUTES.
A DOG AND A SACRED MONKEY
EARN A LIVING.
An Intellectual nntl Arlstocratlo Canin*
AVI-.o Dlnt-s nn l'ort^rhou»« Steak
— Zulu Wae Kldunpeil 1 » j
» ltrilieher.
"Tramp, come here, you rnseal! Up
on two feet! Now walU for the gen
tleman! That's nicely done, my littlo
man." It was IVof. Conrad of the
••Country Circus" talking to his won
dorful dog, says the Chicago Times.
"I have trained many animals," said
the professor, "but of them all I think
I like my little black-and-tan "Tramp''
best of all. It was very hard work at
first petting him to do what I wanted,
and it required a great deal of pa
tience and kindness, but that little
fellow would do anything in the world
for me now. Wouldn't you, Tramp?"
Tramp nodded assent
"It was in \S7 I lirst foolc him in
nand. lie was only a baby then, be
ing now about ■> years old. From the
very start ho s v owod rare intelligence,
but it required, above all good tem
per and good judgment to endow him.
so to speak, with tho canine intolli
gener which in him seems at times al
most human. By the way, my family
is rather an expensive one. Tramp
there has just had his breakfast
Bog-cake? Oh, no. A brace of nice
lamb chops; nothing loss. The finest
in the market is none too good for
him. Lamb chops or porterhouse,
properly prepared, with a mug of
good claret to wash it down, is his
usual fare. Zulu, that's my baboon,
is even moro particular, and will not
eat a mor.-el except when personally
present to superintend the cooking.
"Zulu, you must know, is a sacred
baboon with a history. Some few
years ago, when ho was a baby, and
v'hen any pious Hindoo would gladly
have sacriliced his own life to save
him from tho slightest inconvenience,
an irreverant British soldier kidnaped
him. Bringing him to London tho
mercenary wretch was socking to dis
pose of him, when, by good chance,
I was enabled to securo him. I took
him to the shelter of my houso, whore
I did everything to lighten his captivi
ty. As you have seen. I dress him in
the richest that monoy cun purchase
and feed him on tho best
"YctZuluisqit times unhappy. Ho is
contemplative and retiring. He re
spects himself and will not associate
with tho common long-tailed monkeys,
and even if lie does a bareback act on
Michael Angelo, the Abyssinian don
key; he does so under protest and only
in order to earn an honest livelihood.
' 'His peculiar nature caused me no
end of trouble last week. Zulu, for
some reuson, took a dislike to one of
tho members of tho band that dis
courses circus-music during tho ring
performance. This dislike grew so
pronounced that it was with difficulty
I got him to appear for a couplo of
nights. Ho insisted that tho musician
must lie discharged or ho would refuse
to perform. As the mon aro all good
members of the musical union it was
a matter of impossibility to dispense
with any one of them, so in my de
spair I sought tho manager and ex
plained tho trouble to him. Ho, by
placing the man who hud excited the
enmity of the sacred baboon at the
rear of the tent and well out of sight
so far appeased Zulu's wrath that af
ter that he was well behaved again.' 1
MARKING THEIR LOVERS.
An Odd Cu«t«>m Which Prevail« Amons
Norwegians.
While visiting in a Norway village,
a traveler, who wo will call Mr. L.,
took lessons in Norse from a lady.
One evening there chanced to be pres
ent a certain Norwegian gentleman.
When the lady arose to go to her
lodgings iu on adjoining house. Mr.
L. offered to escort her; but she de
clined the offer abruptly.
Rather surprised at her manner Mr.
L. asked the Norwegian if the young
lady was engaged or married, and. if'
not, what was tho meaning of the ring
she wore?
"I am ignorant,'' he continued, "ot
the difference of your rings between
married, unmarried, going to be mar
ried. and never going to be married."
"Oh. you will never tell that," said
the Norwegian laughing loudly. "We
«an not mark the women in this coun
try. us you do. but. they mark tho
men. Amongst us; it is tho man who
wears the ring.
■ 'Oh. I see. That is a new light. "
said the traveler, taking tho man's
left hand, on the fourth finger of
which was a plain gold ring, --That
is your wedding ring. thonP"
"Nat nai, " he replied blushing.
"That means that I have got to be
married." ,
••And then what becomes of it?"
"We put it on the right hand in
stead of the left, " replied the Nor
wegian. holding out his hand to say
•good night"
Then as he was closing the door be
ihind him, he said, in confidential
tones—
■ Yes; that young lady who was
talking to you is going to marry me
next month."—Saturday Evening
J'ost.
Qulte Aaother Case,
'Sympathetic Passenger—That's a
queer mark on your right thumb
porter. I guess the blacking brush
handle caused it
The Porter (patronizingly)—Not
sah. Dat's not made by do handle ob
de brush. It am caused by de friction
ob de new shears I got fer clippliT ray
coupons. Laws, Mistah! yer look 'zif
ye was goin' to faint Hab a glass ob
ice wattah?—Pittsburg Bulletin.
In parts ot Australia, a turkey, in
tended as a present, is often kept in
whisky for several hours to make it
piquant and tender. Then it can be ac
cepted in the spirit in which it is tendered.
—Philadelphia Ledger.
WHY BRUTES ARB DUMB.
Cnrlon* Tradition of the Lake Region
Indians of Soulh Csnada.
The American Indians, especially
those of the lake regions of Southern
Cumula, relate a curious tradition to
account for the fact that all lower
animals aro dumb, says tho St Louis
Republic. In very, very early times.
they say. tho father of nil tribes lived
in a beautiful country over against tho
rising sun. His form was perfect and
his face handsome in tho extrema nis
descendants being all superb speci
mens of humanity. Knowing of their
accomplishments and being much
given to flattering each other, they
became very haughty and arrogant
As a punishment for their bigotry
tho Great Father warned tho father
of tho tribes in a dream that a deluge
would bo sent to drown them from od
the face of the earth. In the dream
which forewarned the father of tho
tribes of the great calamity inpend
icg tiiero was presented to his vision
ary view tho form and outlines of a
raft, which was to be used in saving
a remnant of his bigoted people.
In those days all animals talked as
men do; and. when tho father of the
trilles informed tho beasts of th ; field
of his dream, and of his intentions con
cerning the building of a gieat raft,
they protested, declaring their unwill
ingness to accompany him on any
such expedition. But the man's su
perior intellig -nco prevailed. He
built the raft, and lo! had hardly fin
ished when tho great flood came. Tho
man's family and pairs of every beast
took .passage and floated for many
months on tho surface of the deluge.
The clouds cleared away on tho second
day after tho embarkation, and for
seventeen successive moons tho man
used ttie sun ns a guide, continually
steering toward his place of setting.
But tho animals, every one of them
(who it will bo remembered. Imd the
power of speech), protested against
sailing to tho west, declaring in
one voico that they preferred steering
toward's the sun's rising place. These
murmurs had been going on for some
days, when to tho infinite joy of the
man, who had been holding the fort
against this hordo of creatures who
had the voices of men and tho reason
of beasts, great spots of dry land be
gan to appear. Finally this rudely
constructed ark grounded, and the
man and his family and tho boasts
were again permitted to press the face
of tho earth with their feet. But a
great and lasting crlamity had over
taken the animals. For their mur
murs against tho mnu while on the
water they were deprived of thoir pow
er of spoech, and have remained dumb
from that day.
An Lnranny Cut
Tho other evening a lady in the up
per part of Ihe city, who is in no way
superstitious, discovered a large*
white cat fighting her own pussy in
the parlor. As she entered tho room
tho white cat was making particular
havoc with pussy's hair. A young
man who was calling on tlie family
was called into the parlor and prompt
ly chucked tho stranger cat out of the
door. In two minutes the lady dis
covered the white cat in another room
and again she was put out tho door.
Then the lady wont into a bed room
and lo! the whito cat was there, de
murely dozing on the bed. This was
too much. With a scream, the lady
ran out of the room, and the phenome
non was thrown out of tho window.
Nothing more was seen of the white
cat, but tho lady things that all
witches don't disguise as black cats. —
Lowiston Journal.
AMONG FUNNY FOLKS.
Tho mail train is seldom late, but the
train of a female is always behind.—
Ulens Falls Republican.
"Oh, mamma !" cried Willie, on seeing
a zebra for the first time, "do come here
and see this poor little convict pony."—
Harper's Young People.
"But what on earth could have induced
you to marry a man so utterly your in
feriort" "My dear girl, I never met.
man who wasn't."—Judy.
A child was asked what dust was and
she said: "Bust is mud with the juice
squeezed out " Tho same child said that
"snow was popped rain "—Harper's Bazar.
Judge—"One year and $50 fine." Pris
oner's Lawyer—"I would like to make a
motion to have that sentence reversed. ''
Judge—"All right. Fifty years and $1
fine.''—Life.
"Papa, why does the drum major of a
band wear that big thing on his head!"
"Because the natural size of his head is
not equal to the occasion, my son. ''—Bal
timore American.
"Why do wa fire cannon and express
Joy over Washington's birthday more than
over minet" asked a Texas school-teacher.
"Because Washington is dead and you
ain't," was the reply.—Texas Siftings.
"Rast us, do you know of any poor and
worthy woman to whom I can send a tur
key. "Yath, Mars' George." "Who is
she!" "My wife. She's powerful poor,
'n' monstrous worthy, sah." —Harper's
Basar.
Countryman, looking up from paper—
"John, what does '1-a' stand fort" John,
pouring over bis lesson in geography—
"Louisiana, sir." Countryman—"Well,
this 'Louisiana grip' seems to be an epi
demic."—Harper's Basar.
A man standing in a store door in a
Texas town called out to a countryman
sitting on a wagon: "How are all your
folks coming ont" "Your brother's bay
mule is dead, but all the rest of your kins
folk are aiive • and kicking."—Texas
Siftings.
Mrs. Tangle—"Henry, you have been
making presents to that girl you call your
amanuensis Don't try to deuy it ! I have
proof." Mr. Tangle—"What proof, pray I"
Mrs. Tangle—"I found in your pocket
a bill for ribbon for typewriter,'"—Kate
Field's Washington.
"So you heve got twins at your house!"
said Mrs. Bezumbe to little Johnny Saluel
sou. "Yes, mam, two of 'em." "What
are you going to call them!" "Thunder
and Lightning." "Why. those are strange
names to call children." ''Well, that's
what pa called 'em as soon as he heard
they were in the house."—Texas 8lftinp.
HUNTING WITH A BELLED BUCK.
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Angry at the Killing of Its Slate, Ils
Nearly Kill* His Master.
In the early days of Alabama a fam
ily of Johnsons lived a few miles from
llecatur. Two of tho boys, Ben and
Billy, became famous hunters in that
region. They were deep in all wiles
of woodcraft and had many a cunning
scheme to secure game.
At different times they captured does
when quite young, and after raising
them so us to thoroughly domesticate
them would bell a doe in tho mating
season and turn hor loose. She would
quite frequently bo followed back to
tho house by several bucks. Tho hell
gave warning of tho approach and the
brothers would then lie in ambush and
shoot tho bucks.
Once they captured a male fawn and
reared him to stalwart buckhood. lie
was a splendid fellow, as gentlo as a
kitten and moro useful than a dog, for
lie could bo belled in the mating sea
son and would find a doe every day.
which tho brothers would shoot in tho
morning. One morning Ben hoard
tho bell out on the mountain and
started to fine, it. On coming in sight
the buck was seen by tho side of a lino
doe. The hunter killed her and went
forward-to skin and dress tho meat.
Ho had always been in the habit of
proceeding in this way, and, appre
hending no trouble whatever, neg
locted to reload his gun. Approach
ing his game so as to cut her throat
and bleed her, ho was hindeicd some
what by tho buck. He gave tho ani
mal an impatient push and was in tho
act of laying hold of tho dead deer
when tho live one made a vicious
lungo at him with his horns.
Ben was taken by surprise and the
beast tumbled him over the carcass,
but as tho buck returned to the charge
he sprang up and received it with
courage. Seizing the animal by ono
horn, the hunter began cutting at him.
He could not reach a vital part, how
ever, and meantime the brute was
wildly dashing through tho under
brush, bruising Johnson's body and
occasionally goring him.
The hunter's case was getting quite
desperate. Tho infuriated brute, with
horns and hoofs had nearly stripped
Johnson. The strange antagonists
both had numerous wounds and were
covered with blood. Tho doer jerked
looso at last and made an awful
plunge. Johnson sprang behind a
sapling and the deer's horns encircled
it.
Tho hunter instantly seized both
horns and held tho deer with his nose
to the ground. This gave the man a
slight advantage, and yet he could not
let looso with either hand so os to use
his knife, for the mad creature con
stantly lurched and plunged back and
forth.
The best he could do was to hold to
tho buck's horns until the creature
would become exhausted from tho
loss of blood. But Ben himself was
now becoming weak, and he began to
call for help. Billy heard him, and.
hurrying to his assistance, found Ben
and the buck nearly dead. Ho cut
the buck's throat and released the
deer hunter from the mo-it perilous
position he had ever occupied.
Tile Hear Old Noul.
She was a very innocent lady with
grown-up daughters; and when one of
tho latter left her at a railway station
for an hour she thought she would
buy a book to while away the time.
Tho book was one of Zola's and when
the daughter came back—she was
junior at Vassar and knew a thing or
two—she was horrified. "What on
earth did you buy that for, mother?"
she asked.
• i did not know there was anything
wrong about it," said the mother; "is
there?"
"I should say yes," said the Vassar
girl; ••didn't you find it so?"
••Net" 6aid mamma; "but I was not
interested in it Is it very bad?"
"No," said tho daughter, "it's not
the worst of his books; but it isn't
good. "
"Come to think of it" said the
mamma, "I noticed when I picked it
up that it was 'entored at the New
York postoffice as second-class mat
ter.' ''—Detroit Free Press.
Aunouurlng a Birth.
The Empress Maria Theresa had
borne sixteen children to her husband,
and she found time to get away from
the affairs of state and attend to tho
endless details of their teething, wean
ing. and education. She made the
whole of Austria, as it were, a con
fidante of her maternal pleasures and
excitements. When, in 1708, the
news arrived of the birth of her grand
son (afterward Francis tho Second)
she hurried off to tho opera—where
she had not been since her husband's
death—in anything but imperial at
tire. leaned over the edge of her box,
and called out to her neighbprs in a
voice loud enough for the whole
house to hear: "Poldel' (Leopold)
• -has got a boy. and on my wedding,
day. too; is not that gallant?" We
aro not surprised to be told that this
speech electrified both pit and boxes.
—Argonaut
The Ways or Woman.
A family in Hartem were just sitting
down to dinner the other evening
when a messenger arrived in hot haste
with a note for the mistress of Ihe
house. It was from a woman friend
and ran: i
"I am unexpectedly invited out to
dine this evening and want to make
an impression. Do send me ail your
diamond rings to wear and I'll return
them in the morning: I shall be so 1
obliged and will do as much for you if
i ever have the opportunity." 1
The rings were sent and promptly
returned next day. And the man of
the house said that the ways of women
were beyond any man's comprehension,
but his wife only laughed softly and
said uothing. —New York Recorder. (
AN ANCIENT DOLL
IT HAS BEEN A PET FOR
FOUR GENERATIONS.
A Relic of the Da re of the Revolution
'Discovered In Boston After Over a
Hundred Vears of Service Tatty Is
Severely Dlsflcured.
In the early years of the revolution a
Boston merchant who, like many
others, was greatly disturbed in his
business and domestic relations, rather
than have his family undergo the pri
vations to which they might be sub
jected, removed them to a place whien
he hoped would bo free from warlike
scenes. They set up a home in Andover
and became the parishioners of Rev.
Jonathan French. the famous minister
of that name.
The cordial welcome extended by the
minister and his family to those who
had fled from the troubles of Boston
led the merchant to do something as u
mark of appreciation, lie had seen in
London some remarkable specimens of
carved wood in dolls, and he resolved
to import two of these imitations of
human life whenever relations with
the mother country would admit.
This he did in 1781 importing the
first dolls ever brought to this country.
The two were exactly alike and were
called the twins. One of them was for
the duughter of the importer and the
other for the daughter of the Andover
minister.
These two dolls were regarded as
rare specimens of art, and the children
who were so fortunate as to possess
them were the envied of the com
mun ity.
When the war had ceased, indepen
dence had been acknowledged and
affairs in Boston assumed their wonted
eonditiou, the merchant went back to
his old home and the intimate relations
of the families ceased to exist. The
doll that had been kept in the mer
chant's family was lost sight of. 11
was doubtless destroyed more than a
century ago.
But not so with Patty, the pet of the
parsonage. Abigail French, the minis
ter s daughter, was born on the last day
of May, 1770. She was 8 years of age
when she received this treasure.
Mrs. French did not fail to use the
London doll as a means of teaching
lasting object lessons. She insisted
upon its being carefully tended and
thoughtfully and affectionately spoken
to. In Abigail's treatment of the doll
the mother sa w reflected her own man
agement of the children of that old
parsonage.
In 1790 Abigail French became the
wife of the Rev. Samuel Stearns, a
young man who had studied theology
under the direction of her father: from
being the daughter of one parsonage
she became the mistress of another.
Dressed in a scarlet cloak and hat,
which are still in existence, she accom
FATTY,
panied her young husband to Bedford.
He had just been made the minister fo
the town; but her duties as the leading
lady of the parish did not eausc her to
forget Patty, who was brought to the
new parsonage with the bride's wed
ding outfit, and has been kept there
ninety-five years.
What Patty was to her first owner
she was to the thirteen children of the
parsonage, and was always an object
of household regard. While the boys,
of course, had other pets for close com
panionship, they were taught to treat
Patty with due regard for their mother's
and sisters' feelings.
Cuff, tlie old family negro servant
and slave, never scorned to rock the
cradle with its two occupants, if Patty
was one,
A little worse for wear Patty came
down to the third generation, and the
grandchildren of Abigail French found
their visits to the old parsonage of
added pleasure because of the presence
of "Old Fat Patty," as they began to
call her.
Members of the fourth generation
still derive a peculiar satisfaction from
tending the houshold doll, although
they arc loaded, as are other children,
with dolls that sing, cry and close their
eyes.
Patty has been the solace for four
generations, through all sorts of ex
periences, and is still stout and strong.
Her costume has been somewhat
modernized, but evidences of the col
onial age are still apparent.
Her nose, never of the Roman pattern,
has suffered a compound fracture and
her cheeks are somewhat speckled, pre
sumably from her various exposures of
measles, chicken pox and the like.
Among those who have tenderly
fondled Patty are eminent clergymen,
professors, artists, merchants, authors
and college presidents. Many of them
have done their work and gone, but
Patty is still at home at the old parson
age in Bedford.
A Texas Steer.
A bunko gentleman in Galveston
Texas, steered a man into a resort and
got all he had: a new ease of measles.
Is this a Texas steer.
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HOLLAND 'S LITTL E QUEEN,
A Mta. Who is Heir«. toj. Throne and
Great Riche#«
There is a world-wide interest taken
in the affairs of the little 10 -year-old
queen of Holland, whose full name is
Wilheltnina Helene Pauline Mane, and
readers will undoubtedly be pleased to
see the accompanying portrait of the
little sovereign, which is reproduced
from the Housekeepers' Meekly. Ac
cording to that journal the child is said
to be quite a pretty little girl, unsually
bright and quick at her studies and
very fond of outdoor .'-ports. She is de
voted to haU playing, being said never
to cry when she receives a "stinger,
thus showing herself a worthy daughter
of the land of pluck. She is able to
row her own boat on the lake near the
, astle where she resides. When asked
once why she preferred to be unat
tended when out rowing she answered:
"Because I like to think tilings and
tall: to myself and make up stories and
verses, f can never do it w lien 1 am
watched." , ,
Seven is Wilhclmina's hour for rising.
After she lias said lier prayers at lier
rmxcKss w'ii.iif.i.min'a.
mother's bedside she is dressed and
goes to her stnd'ci and her music. She
always wean white dresses, kid shoes
and white silk stockings. From U to 12
she is at lier lessons with her English
■overness, M iss Winter. She is apt at
study, being already mistress of four
languages. After lier simple noon-tide
lunch of milk, fruit and eggs, she goes
out of doors, no matter what tlie
weather, to visit her pigeon house and
feed its 150 cooing inmates—which last
js an occupation especially dear to lier
heart. Until 8 o'clock, which is her
bedtime, she amuses herself with rid
ing on lier little Shetland pony or play
ing with lier beautiful dolls, whose j
magnificent court dresses are a delight
to lier, as they would be to any 10-year
old. __
NEWS OF THE SKIES.
Onr Salten Sea anil the Alleged Lakes
On Mars.
The new lake in California may throw
light upon some of the mysterious
changes that have occurred upon the
planet Mars. Near the equator of Mars
there is a region which lias been be- i
lieved to be part of the dry land of that
planet, and which has been named
Lybia by the Italian astronomer
Schiaparelli.
A few days ago a change occurred in
the color of Lybia, and some of tlie oil
servers thought that it must have been
suddenly overflowed \\ itli water, since
it had assumed the color eliararteristie
to tlie other regions of Mars that are
supposed to lie water-covered. Other
similar changes have been seen by tel
escopists on Mars. Now that a new
laite has been formed on the earth,
why may not a similar phenomenon
have taken place in Mars?
A recent eruption on the sun's face
was photographed, and lasted for fully
fifteen minutes. Its angular height
showed it to bo a disturbance causing
the vapors to ascend fully 80.000 miles.
VICAR GENERAL FARLEY.
Ills Zeal Tor the Chureli Rewarded by
Rapid Tromotlon.
Vicar General Farley, the new incum
bent of the office in the Catholic dioces
of New York, is rector of St. Gabriel's
church on East Thirty-seventh street.
New York city. He is about 45 years
old and was born in Ireland, receiving
his early education at St. John's col
lege, Ford ham, from which he grad
uated in I860. His talent and industry
M&q. Farley.
early attracted the attention of Car
dinal McCloskey, who sent him to finish
his studies in the American college at
Rome. He took holy orders in 1870 and
two years later became the cardinal's
secretary, in which position he re
mained until 1884, when he became rec
tor of St. Gabriel's. In the same year
he was also appointed private chamber
lain to the Pope. In 1886 he was ap
pointed diocesan consulter and one of
the ofidcial advisers of the a rchbishop.
Torn to Death by a Hog.
A few days since near Wabash. Ind.,
John McClurg, a fanner, was uttacked
by a cross hog. 1 lie hog got him
down and sunk its tusks deep into his
neck. The carotid artery was torn,
and almost before friends who heard
his cries reached him he had bled to
death. Mr. McClnrg was 62 years old,
and had lived in Huntington county
many years.
CATC HING OH Q8T8.
Aow Photographer* Take th* 0 .
Pleturea Which Tuttle the P«„T* U,
Prairie Du Sac, Wis., Cor. : i
two illustrations of "ghost"
graphs, and will briefly described
manner or making them. I
quick-working lens and a camera Wi^l
«Wir
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an instantaneous shutter. I take a I
plate-holder, put in a first-class dry I
plate, put the holder in the camera and
pull the slide. Then 1 get on my wheel
and have my assistant press the button
while I "do the rest." I then get off I
and stand behind the wheel while the
button is pressed again. Thisgivesthe
effect shown in figure 1.
Figure 2 is made up by first taking
the lady pqj>ed in the "lap'' position,
and then using the same negative for s
\n
&
man. Each will be perfectly transpsr.
ent, and the position rather embarrass
ing to the parties interested.
I have taken myself on horseback
and standing in ghostly form holding
the bridle at the same time.
_ F. C. Obrf.cüt.
A QUEER CASE.
A Father, Influenced by Spirits, I.rsrn
His Children Out of His Will.
The Collins will contest ease in Judge
Fisher's court in St. Louis developed
some interesting testimony the other
day. The trial is a tight between chil
dren over their father's property. Ed
win F. and George K. Collins are suing
Mrs. Carrie A. Grafarth. their sister,
and a brother named Charles. The
father, John M. Collins, left the bulk
of his property to Mrs. Grafarth, who,
it is alleged, is a spiritualist, and had
undue influence over her father.
It was shown that seances used to be
held at her house. Among tlie testi.
mony submitted there were three let
ters received from the spirit world.
Edwin T. Collins testified that his
father had given him the letters, stat
ing that he had received them from his
dead wife, the mother of the children
in tlie present suit, during seances.
The following are copies of the letters:
"Dear John: Glad I am to commun
icate with you. I am a little wiser than
I was in eartli life. Now, I know this
is a great truth. We agree on that
now. I am still progressing. I will do
all I can for you with the help of other
spirit friends. We often impress you,
and we impress you not to build, as it
will be best not to do so, yet awhile.
With much love. Amanda."
The second letter is as follows:
"My Dear Husband: I am here with
you, with tlie assistance of George and
others. I touched you on the head sev
eral times. I am at rest and satisfied
with the spirit world. Tell Alice to
answer my letter, which I presented,
and I will come to you. I was with you
m your stupor or sleep. Will be with
you often. Your loving wife,
Amanda."
The third letter read ns follows:
"My Dear John: 1 wrote you the
other evening, do not worry so much
about George and Charles. We will
look after them and bring them to see
things differently. Dear John, 1 am. as
ever, Amanda.'
Mrs. Edwin Collins testified tlmt the
whole family were spiritualists. Attor
ney Frank E. Richey. Mrs. Grafraths
attorney, asked her which of them was
the medium, and she replied that they
were all mediums. The attorney asked
her what they used to do at the seance*,
and she replied that they were develop
ing. _.__
Shot from Ambush.
At Centra.l W. Va., last week high
waymen attacked a farmer named
Carse as he was returning home from
Toll Gate, Ritchie county, and had his
horse not become frightened and r»n
away he would probably have bee"
murdered. The attack began by »hot
guns fired from ambush, which ' ,as
followed by a large number of shots
from revolvers as the horse fled- Two
shots took effect, inflicting serious in
juries. John Collins, an old enemy «
Carse, is accused of committing t •
crime. There has been trouble between
them before, and both men are un ef
heavy peace bonds. Collins disap
peared. ______*
The Next. , j
Joseph L. Tice has been convicted m
murdering his wife in Rochester, N
and has been sentenced to be elec r°
cuted at Auburn during the week com
mencing Monday, the X8th day of
uary next.

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