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vC Jttr --. JC -JTi HWrtcrvvr H3C " , 'taW.WVtPvVrTyJrTwtft Kf0n-i yw - THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15. 1891. ft NEWS OF TIIE LODGES. A 11IO 1JUDGKT OP FRESH SECItKT SOCIETY ITEMS. Truo MiiHonlc Ho&pltnllty A IMoiiHnntPll griinngo to Biiltlmoro Notes of tho Goldnn Cross, Ztochnbltos, unci Arnorlcnn Mechanics. Tho following Masonic bodies meet upon tho evenings of tho ensuing week : Subordinate Lodges. Masonic Temple Benjamin B. French No. 15, Monday, 10th; Pen talpha No. 23, Monday, lGth; National No. 12, Tuesday, 17th; Washington Centennial No. 14, Wednesday, 18th; La Fayotto No. 19, Thurs day, 10th; Lebanon No. 7, Friday, 20th. A. A. 8. R. Sanctuary, 1007 G street Cathe dral: Oeiris No. 20, Wednesday, 18th. Blue Room: Columbia No. 3, Wednesday, 18th. Masonic Hall, Nineteenth street and Pennsyl vania avenue Hiram No. 10, Friday, 20th. Masonic Hall, Georgetown Potomac No. B, Monday, 16th. Masonic Hall, Virginia avenue southeast Naval No. 4, Thursday, 10th. Masonic Hall, Uniontown Anaco6tia No. 21, Monday, 10th. Royal Arch Chapters. Masonic Temple La fayette No. 5, Tuesday, 17th. Masonic Hall, Virginia avenuo southeast Naval No. 6. Tuesday, 17th. Masonic Hall, Nineteenth street aud Pennsyl vania avonuo Mount Horcb No. 7, Thursday, 19th. Commandcrics Knights Templar. Masonic Temple Columbia No. 2, Friday, 20th. Masonic Hall, Georgetown Potomac No. 8, Wednesday, 18th. Ancient wnd Accejiied Scottish JUtc. Sanctu ary, 1007 G street Mithras Lodge of Perfection, Tuesday, 17th Illrani Lodge No. 10 will have the 3d degree Friday evening. Columbia Lodge No. 3 will confer the third degree on Wednesday evening. Lebanon Lodge No. 7 will confer on Friday evening the 1st and 2d degrees. Potomac Lodge No. 5 will confer the 3d de cree (to-morrow) Monday evening. Mount Horeb Chapter No. 7 reports routine business for Thursday evening next. La Fayette Chapter No. 5 will confer tho Royal Arch degree Tuesday evening. Pentalpha Lodge No. 23 will confer tho 3d degree Monday (to-morrow) evening. Washington Centennial Lodge No. 14 will confer the 3d degree Wednesday evening. Potomac Commandery No. 3 will have rou tine business at tho conclave of Wednesday evening. Harmony Lodge conferred tho 3d degree Thursday evening, and tho 1st and 2d at a spe cial communication Friday evening. The historical lecture of Past Commander J. F. Allen, announced in this column to be deliv ered Fridny evening next in Columbia Com mandery No. 2, has been postponed to March 0. St. John's Mito Association held a largely attended meeting Wednesday evening last, tho President, K. B. Donoldson, presiding. Im portant business relative to the association w.ib transacted. At the conclave of Columbia Commandery No. 2 Friday evening an historical lecture detailing tho events of his administration will bo delivered by J. F. Allen, Past Commander, and will undoubtedly be interesting and enter taining. O. S. Firmin is in 'Florida on a visit to his brother, F. W. Firmin, one of the prominent business men of Findlay, Ohio, (and a promi nent member of tho Masonic fraternity as well,) who is spending the winter there in search of what Ponce de Leon claimed to have found in that land of sunshine and flowers. The by-laws of the Triennial Savings Associa tion of Columbia Commandery No. 2 have just been issued In a very attractive form. Tho ob ject of tho association is the accumulation of a fund, to pay tho expenses of thomemborship to Denver in 1892, the occasion of the twenty-fifth triennial conclave of the Grand Encampment. Any Knight Templar or Master Ma6on in good standing, or any lady recommended by a Knight Templar, is eligible to membership. Tho by laws are extremely liberal regarding persons who wish at auy time to withdraw from tho as sociation, and the board of directors, who have control of the finances and investments of the association, are all well-known business men, whose judgment and experience can be safely relied upon to assure the success of the associa tion. Outside of tho specific object for which it Is formed tho association offers to persons eligible a safe, secure, aud economical system of Investment, with"a handsome profit in tho near future. Tnn Heiuld has alluded before to tho hos pitable manner In which mirny of tho present Masters are endeavoriug to promote in their lodges the spirit of cordial welcome so be coming to fraternal organizations. There Is nothing that a visitor, especially a brother from some foreign jurisdiction, enjoys so much as the little attentions and courtesies which can bo so readily extended by tho officers and mem bers of the body ho Is visiting. Pleasant recol lections of tho evening are borne away, and In one subordinate loduo tho reputation of tho en tire jurisdiction will thus truthfully bo main tained as one of tho most hospitable In tho country. In this connection an invitation, written by W. J. Naylor, W. M. of Pentalpha Lodge No. 23, is appended, aud may bo re garded as a model of Masonic courtesy and etiquette: "Our latch-string hangs on the out side, and all brothren are sure of a hospitable greeting and an enjoyable and profitable even ing. Our master of ceremonles.genlal Philip Bel ter, has the happy faculty of making all visitors ieel at home, and under his Influence they soon Imaglno thoy aro members of Pentalpha. This spirit animates tho entire membership, and all do their utmost to show how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity." A very high compliment was paid to Bro. William 8. Itoose, Jr., of Adherence Lodge No. 88, of Baltimore, last Monday evening, and tho courtesy is probably without a parallel in Ma sonic history, it being no less than a visit of tho officers of tho Grand Lodge of tho District of Columbia to a subordinate lodge of tho jurisdiction of Marylaud, on Invi tation of tbo latter, to witness tho conferring of the 3d degree upon Bro. Roose, who Is the son of one of our most popular and best known citizens, William S. Rooso, Esq., a promiuent Ma6on aud a brother, who has obtained the 33d degree of the A. A. S. R. Upon arrival of tho distinguished visitors iu Baltimoro a reception by M. V Bro. Thomas J. Shryock, Graud Master of Maryland, was tendered them prior to their outering tho lodge-room. After wit nessing the degree, which was conferred iu an admirable mnnner, a bountiful bauquet was served, speeches being made by tho M. W. Grand Master, Thomas F. Gibbs; R. W. Grand Secretary, William R. Singleton, and tho Grand Master of Maryland, at tho conclusion of which tho visitors took tho 11:20 train for this city. Tho following well-known Ma60U6 made up the party: Officers Grand Lodge. D.C. Thomas F. Gibbs, M. W. Grand Master; F. G. Alexander, R. W. D. G, Master; L. C. William eon. R. W. S. G. AVarden; II. S. Merrill, R. W. J. G. Warden; W. R. Singleton, R. W. G. Sec retary; C. C, Duncanson, R. W. G. Treasurer; Joseph Hamachor, W. G. Lecturer; C. B. Smith, Rev. and W. G. Chap.; D. G. Dixon, W, G. Marshal; George W. Balrd W. S G. Deacon; 8. F. Blackmar, W. J. G. Deacon: J. S. Tomlinson, W. G. Sword Bearer; W. C. Blckford, W. G. Pursuivant; 8. C. Palmer, W. 8, G. Steward; H. Standlford, W. J. G. Steward, and Thomas J. Edwards, Grand Tiler. As an escort to tho officers of tho Grand Lodge. Noblo D. Lamer. P. G. M., P. G. G. H, P.; My ron M. Parkor, P. G. M.; Harrison Dinaman, P. G.M.; Jesso W. Leo, Jr., P. G. M.; Alex. Mc Konzlo, G. H. P.; Hon. John W. Ross, Fred erick Wobbor, William Oscar Roome, C. O. M. Loeillor, George II. Walker, John Gibson, Rob ert T. Hleston, Harry P. Godwin, Frank L. Summy, J. Y. Potts, William S. Roose, Sr., T. J. Lutrell, and J. H. P. Crows. Golden Gross Notes. Anacostia Commaudcry meets on Wednesday evening next at Masonic Hall, Anacostia. St. John'B Commandery meets on Thursday evening noxt. This commandery has four lady officers. Halcyon 'Commandery meets on Friday even ing at Golden Cross Hall, corner of Fifth and G streets. Tho degrees will bo conferred on four candidates. National Commandory meets to-morrow even ing at Its hall, corner of Elovonth street and Maryland avenuo southwest, and will confer tho degrees on five candidates. Goodwill Commandery was officially visited by tho Grand Commandory on Monday ovonlng last. Grand Commander Ehlo installed Mrs. Lucy A. Davison as Warder of tho Inner Gato. Tho ritualistic work was thoroughly discussed. Columbia Commandory at its meeting on Tuesday received applications for membership from Mrs. Eliza Logan, Mrs. Lucy L. Crult, John 8. Fisher, and James Austin, and con ferred tho 1st degree on Mrs. Kato Kcnney and Mrs. Virginia R. White. Mount Vernon Commandery waB officially visited by tho Grand Commandory Wednesday evening. Visitors wero present from Goodwill, St. John's, Capital, Meridian, and National Commanderles. Applications for memborsnlp wore received from Harry G. Iscl, D. W. Poters, and Mrs. Emma V. Street. Tho 1st degree was conferred on Mrs. Sarah A. Watklns. Tho Grand Commandery mado its semi-au nual visitation to Capital Commandery Friday. Visitors were present from Columbia, Meridian, St. John's, National, Goodwill, and Mount Ver non commanderles. Capital and St. John's commanderles have secured the fine hall in the now National Capital Bank Building, and will occupy it In March. At Meridian Commandery on Friday evening applications wero received from J. R. Warner, Miss E. Bogan, and Miss Any Wallis. Noblo Commander Charles L. Patten, Vice Noblo Com mander Mrs. Julia A. Breed, Deputy S. E. Gough, and Knight W. N. Fuller wero reported on sick list. Knight Charles N. Patten was ap pointed on committee on Golden Cross library for tho District of Columbia. Independent Order Mechanics. All members of tho I. O. M. should attend tho Knights of Pythias fair on Friday night, February 20. At tho meeting of Friendship Lodge No. 7 Wednesday Mr. J. H. Gibson was elected to receive tho 1st degree. This lodge will visit a sister lodge in Baltimore February 23. Past Supremo Ruler J. W. Richards is still ill. Lafayetto Lodge No. 13 on February 12 de cided to attend in a body tho fair of tho Knights of Pythias on Friday, February 20. A commit tee from this lodge will visit sister lodges this week to bring about a uniform action in this matter. Goodwill Lodge No. 14 held a very interesting meeting Tuesday night. Tho Apprentice decree was conferred upon Mr. H. C. Simons. Tho Mechanic's degree will bo conferred upon him Tuesday next. This lodge is rapidly adding to its members. Grand Architect R. B. Wilson and Grand Conductor E. F. Moyer wero in at tendance. All members of tho I. O. M. should attend tho Knights of Pythias fair on Friday night, February 20. Independent Order of Rechabites. (F. E. DoToe, H. C. R.) Anacostia Tent No. 133 now numbers 103 members. Tho hops given Tuesday night by Heber Tent No. 19 and Union Tent No. 87 wero successes. Naomi Tent No. 3 (ladles) has presented George C. Thompson Tent No. 3 with a picture of its namesake. A now primary tont will bo organized in Northeast Washington Wednesday night by Grand Deputy Ruler J. C. Eller with forty-two charter members. Tho "Knights of Rechab," tho now military company formed with Grand Chief Ruler as commander, meets every Saturday night and numbers sixty Rechabites. Thoy will soon pro cure uniforms. Tho following tents added to their member ship during tho week: Columbia No. 1, Heber No. 19, Caramack No.42, (Junior,) Naomi No. 3, (ladies,) Anacostia No. 138, Union No. 57, (Junior,) and Union Tent No. 87. One hundred and forty Rechabites procured three special cars and visited the fair beinghold by Potomac Tent No. 89 iu Alexandria Friday night. Thoy were met by a band at tbo depot and marched over tho town beforo attending tho fair. At tho fair Junior Rechabites from Washington gave a drill, which mended by all. was corn- Independent Order of Rechabites. (A. M. Dewey, H. C. R.) High Chief Ruler A. M. Dowey is in demand as a temperance orator. Virginia Tont No. 5, Alexandria, has among its members some of tho best citizens In Alex andria. Deputy High Chief Ruler J. J. Murray will Institute four tents within twenty miles of this city beforo tho end of this quarter. Tho Friendship Juniors, under Chief Ruler George E. Frost, conduct tho initiatory cere mony commendably. Five candidates at tho last meeting. High Secretary-Treasurer L. H. Patterson during tho past week has sent supplies for tonts in Now York, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The location of Western Tent No. 105, in Georgetown, will bo followed with tho reorgani zation of Peerless Tent No. 20 (Woman's Branch) and tho organization of a junior tont. Friendship Tent No. 73, Red Men's Hall, is favored with visitors every Saturday evening. Tho principal address last uight was by Grand Representative J. L. Wright. Two candidates wero initiated. Purity Tent No. 4, (Woman's Branch,) Odd Fellows' Hall, Navy Yard, had an attractive prograramo Monday. After initiating three candidates those in attendance wero entertained with piano solos by Miss Clara Price, remarks by Bros. George Allen and Johu Hancock, read iug6 by Mrs. Llda Murry, remarks by Bro. M. E. Byrne, songs by Mrs. J. Mills, remarks by Mrs. S. Allen, readings by Mrs. Ella Shoemaker, and songs by Bros. George Murray and Samuel Ellis. Equitable Ijeaguo of America. Capital City Court No. C4 held its regular meeting at Odd Fellows' Hall (Navy Yard) on Thursday night. The attendance was large and a lively Interest was manifested. F. Wolf, A. M. Curry, and A. D. Ball were duly iu stalled. Remarks were made by Brothers Muray, Sherer, Phillips, Bradford, Landrigan, Barron, and Casey. PROTECTING THE OANAIi. Tho House Oommittoo Amends tho llall rond Bill. Tho bill which passed tho Senate a few days ago and which was reported in tho House, ad mitting into tho District in ono measure both tho Norfolk and Western and tho Washington and Cumberland Railroads, created considera ble stir yesterday at tho Capitol. Tho Houso Committco on tho District gave n long hearing to interested 'parties. Tho controversy was mainly on whether tho proposed Washington and Cumberland Road Bhould bo allowed to condemn tho Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Tho bill provided for this, and tho clause was vig orously nttacked by J. K. Cowan, of tho Balti more and Ohio, and Mr. Bryan, of Richmond, representing tho bondholders of '44, now In possession of tho canal. Judge Jeremiah Wil son argued for tho Washington and Cumber land and Col. Sands for tho Norfolk and West ern. At tho end of tho hearing tho commltteo held an oxecutivo session and considered tho bill in all its phases. Finally amendments wero mado to the Washington and Cumberland sec tion. Tho first amondment strikes out tho linos of tho bill which provldo for tho legality in tho District of tho acts of tho Maryland Legislature in regard to tho road. Another takes away tho power of tho road to acquire by condemnation tho title of tho canal, ana only allows tho com pany to take such land as may bo necessary for its business. A third amendment is a still further protection for tho canal, and provides that tho road shall in no way interfere with tho possession and operation of tho canal by trus tees of tho bondholders of tho company, or pre vent such trustees from carrying out in all re spects tho orders of District or Maryland courts, so long as tho trustees, their successors, or as signees aro authorized to possess tho canal by order of tho courts, or so long as the canal shall bo used as a canal or waterway. . . . HYPNOTISM AND CRIME. A Few Wiso Words on a Highly Interest ing Subject. Boston Gazette. Tho criminal classes should bless sclenco, for it has often proyed their friend. The plea of insanity has saved more knaves than tho modern gallows has destroyed, and now vice has a now protection, which is called hypnotism. I sup pose it can bo no longer denied that there Is such a thing as hypnotism. A largo amount of evidence is brought forward in Its favor, but I am bold enough to assort that many physicians and most laymen overestimate the condition. In tho vast majority of cases hypnotism is an excuse rather than a reality, a method of shov ing responsibility from one's own shoulders to the shoulders of heredity, a giving way to innate passions and asking for sympathy at the same time. Tho case of tho French woman Bompard points a moral and adorns a tale in matter, and is, in consequence, deserving of very serious consideration. Hore Is a woman who employs all tho art and cunning she possesses in plotting murder. She reveals a large stock of vulgarity, but no symptoms of a wealc will or a hysterical nature. Ten years ago she would have been deemed merely a coarse vicious, heartless woman; she would have had her head clipped off by tho guillotine, and no philanthropist would have protested against the deserved punishment. Now, however, she is saved through tho plea of hypnotism, perhaps not directly, but certainly indirectly. Science came forward to demon strate that she was dominated by the will of her malo companion In crime, that she was a thistledown in a tempest, driven hither and thither against her own volition; a senseless puppet that moved as the suggesting string was pulled. Science insisted upon proving tho fact, but science was denied that privilege. Never theless tho woman was saved from death. To mo this is only arguing in a vicious circle. Tho conclusion Is concealed in the premiss and noth ing Is proved but tho fallibility of human nature. I am heartless enough to bellevo that If a few of these criminal hypnotes wero punished a whole some reaction would take place; for It is well to remember that none can be hypnotized against their will, and that a person who submits to bo hypnotized 6avo for curative purposes 16 safer in jail than In freedom. To excuse crime is to multiply crime; to accept an unproveablo sup position is to turn the back on facts and to hu miliate reason. Actions resulting from vile im pulses aro always suspicious, and I Bhould rather err on the side of justice than on the side of leniency. When this woman Bompard gets out of jail it is very probable that she will commit another crime and again find a defense iu hypnotism. Common sense rebels against giv ing monsters liberty; If they cannot bo hanged or decapitated there is no reason why they should not bo Imprisoned for life, and in this way kept from injuring those who aro not gifted with abnormal brains. Our sentimental pity for the criminal Is wholly misplaced, and of all excuses for them hypnotism is the least worthy attention. Of course, there aro many psycho logical conditions of which wo aro as yet igno rant, and it may bo that every criminal Is urged on by Impulses for which ho is not responsible, but that Is no reason why his impulses should be permitted to endanger my life. An Afiernoon at Holy Gross. Tho closing of tho musical examination at Holy Cross Academy was an exceptionally pleasant affair. Tho hall was tastefully deco rated with palms and flowers. Miss K. Trainer's rendition of a Choptno nocturne was very good. Miss Acnes Lafferty's song, "Visions of the Old Folks," was very effective, and prettily sung by tho young lady. Then followed instrumental selections by Mi68 Paulino Whltaker. Hoffman's "Dlnorah" was brilliantly rondered by Miss Mary Crosson. The' young lady appealed to the hearts of all pres ent by her skillful and touching execution of tho beautiful arrangement. "Snow Flakes" was the little gem warbled by Mi6s Angela Small, and although this was her first appear ance in public she did herself ample justice. Miss Alice Gannon followed iu "Les Deux Alouottes," by Leschetizski, and charmed every ono by her interpretation. Tho next num ber on tho programme was Liszt's "Lo Rosslg nol," admirably played by Miss Mary Gannon. The aria from Meyerbeer's " L'Afrlcalno" brought out tho successful Improvement In Miss Rosalie Small's voice. Her runs wero clear and cadenzas smoothly rounded, giving promise of great flexibility in bravura style. Miss. Lilian Sannis in Leibling's "Florence Waltz" showed excellent techuique. Tho chef d'ecmrc of tho muslcalo wa6 tho performance of several brilliant morceaux by Mi68 Eflle Doug lass Putnam, who plays tho harp as "David might," Miss Putnam, who was a former pupil of tho Sisters of tho noly Cross, is at present in Washington, and she gladly contributed her accomplishment to enhance tho attraction of tho entertainment. Tho recital closed with Donizetti's chorus, "Italia Beloved." Tho mar tial measure gave freo ecopo to the fresh, youth ful voices. Tho teachers wero much gratified by tho creditable exhibition of their pupils, and rewarded them by giving them a little entertain ment a few evenings later. This 6oir6e, which was on MardI Gras, was terpslchoreau In its na ture, tho children dauclng to tho sweet music discoursed by ono of tho obliging pupils. ii 25 Per Gent. Discount on ail meu's, youths', boys', and children's clothing for ono week only. Eiseman Bros., 7th and E. ' TALES OF SEVERAL DOGS. THEY ABE NOT X.ONG, HUT THEY AltE OTHERWISE KKMAKKAHIiE, And What Is Hotter Still Thoy Aro Truo Soino Moro Notnblo Instances of Won rtorful Onnlno Intelligence. Mr. oainuol J. Potingalo, of tho Treasury De partment, has a remarkable dog. Sho is an Irish sottor, and can do almost everything short of talking. For some timo Mr. Petlngalo has noticed that when tho dog was fed sho saved a portion of her meal, which sho laid carefully by. Sho did not bury It, as usual with dogs, but broke it up into 6mall pieces. These sho scattered about in certain parts of tho houso and back yard. Her peculiar actions greatly Interested her owner, but ho could not imme diately make out her purpose in distributing her food about in such a slngulur manner. A day or two ago, however, ho chanced to bo in tho yard in the roar of his houso, having but a fow minutes before fed tho sottor. As custom ary, tho dog had broken part of her food in small pieces, and Mr. Potingalo remarked that Bho placed a number of tho particles within a fow inches of a small hole. Having completed tho distribution sho retired behind a barrel, and It was thus hor object became known. After a patient watt tho setter was rewarded by tho sight of a rat's heaa slyly peeping from tho hole, no doubt attracted by tho scent of tho pieces of food laid temptlnEly near his abode. The rat after a prelimlnary"survey of tho field ventured out from his retreat and securod a bit of food. Then he flashed back and disappeared. Presently ho returned, and, emboldened by his first success, mado for a distant bit of food. But, alas 1 his reckless spirit broucht dire ca lamity upon him. Tho Better this timo swooped down on him and Boon was fasting upon tho rodent. Mr. Petiugalc says that on soveral oc casions ho has seen her set this trap, and re marked that Bho is generally successful in bring ing her proy to griof. Mr. Pinkney Smith, of tho War Department, reports some brilliant achievements of a shep herd dog that formerly belonged to him. Mr. Smith was at ono timo a reporter on a Chicago paper, and used to send his "copy" to tho office by .a messenger boy, who met him at a certain place a telegraph office at stated hours of the day. Mr. Smith's dog Don was wonderfully intelligent, and it occurred to him one day that tho dog might make a good substitute for tbo messenger boy. After carefully trainlne Don for several weeks Mr. Smith pronounced him capable of earning a salary for himself. Tho sdhemo was this: Instead of tho boy meeting Mr. Smith as usual at the telegraph office good, faithful Don put In a regular appearance. Tho items were fastened in his collar, and he was despatched to tho news paper office, whoso locality ho knew, and ar rived thero in much better timo than tho mes senger boy had ever made. At tho office tho matter attached to Don's collar was removed, and Don was sent back again to await the next mission. On his way to and fro ho never al lowed free fights, insinuating canine strangers, or other distractions to interfere with business, but was as steady a journalist as ever entered tie profession. He grew to know the city edi tor, and to him always turned in his "copv," not permitting any one else to remove it from his collar. Col. Harrington, Chief of the Division of Ac counts in tho Treasury, has another remarkable dog, a largo Newfoundland that answers to tho majestic name of Leon. Col. Harrington resides in tho country, a mile or two from tho post office. Thero is mailed to his wife a weekly paper which tho dog Is sent after on the day of Its arrival at the post office. On ono occasion the pnper failed to arrive on the customary day, and tho dog, who had come as usual to take it home, refused to leave without it. Ho sat on his haunches in the office, growling and barking at the amused postmaster, declining to stir until his maBter, wondering why ho did not return, came in search of him. It was only then that he would consent to remove homeward. Leon, too, gives a striking proof of his sagacity by remembering tho day of tho paper's arrival, and often, without previously being mado to understand by signs and words what Is demanded of him, sets off to tho office. Once tho postmaster, thinking to fool him, offered Leon another paper In place of tho usual weekly, but with dignity tho New foundland declined it. Then another was prof fered, but met with coratemptuous refusal. Al together thero were perhaps a dozen papers aud magazines offered him and declined. At last he grow angry, and demonstrated his displeas ure in sharp bark3, keeping it up until the right paper was handed to him, which ho closed his teeth upon and straightway made for home. At another timo a number of papers wero shown him, among which was the ono he camo for. Rooting among them ho soon discovered tbo ono ho was in search of and drew It out. Be sides this Col. Harrington relates many other Incidents favoring tho dog's wonderful intelli gence. A friend of Mrs. Harrington, residing in the country some miles away, was taken danger ously ill, and Mrs. Harrington went to nurse her. For several days after hor departure tho dog moped about tbo houso evidently in grief. Finally ho began to absent himself from homo for hours at a time, always returning at night with a crestfallen air. Notlug these frequent absences, Col. Harrington concluded that tho dog was searching about tho neighborhood for his mistress and watched him. Ono evening ho returned in apparent elation and frisked about tho houso with delighted antics. Tho Colonel shortly afterward discovered that Leon had succeeded in finding his mistress. Every morn ing after this ho would set out in the direction of tho sick woman's houso, a distance of four miles, and remain an hour or so with Mrs. Har rington until sho made him understand that sho wished him to return home. Thon ho would quietly leave. On tho day tho nowspaper ar rived ho would flrst seek tho post office and carry tho paper over to his mistress, keeping up these Yl6lts until tho sick friend was so far re covered as to allow of Mrs. Harrington's re turn homo. Lieut. Laird, of tho Nav, relates a story of a wonderful little black-and-tan named Yelpslc, who used to do his own marketing, Tho family to which the dog belonged used to send him early every morning to market with a small basket attached to his neck and a five-cent piece clutched firmly between his teeth. Once in tho market ho would hunt un tho famlty butcher, who would remove tho coin and place in Yelpsic's basket a pie.co of meat, as carefully wrapping it up as he would for his heaviest cus tomer. Then the dog would trot back home, when tho basket was taken from his neck and the package handed over to him. This bo would carry to somo quiet retreat, remove tho wrap per, and enjoy his feast. But the butcher ono day concluded to play a trick upou Yelpslc, and so lost a regu lar customer. Arriving ono mornlu"- as usual.unsuspectiug Yelpslc.af ter having allowed tho butcher to take his money, was given in place of the meat a small 6tono wrapped In roanllla paper. He departed in anticipation; but when ho ropened tbo parcel and found the stone it is very likely that his confidence in humanity was forever shaken, as eubseoueut events showed. Tho next morning ho returned with his money and basket as if nothing had happened and trotted up to tho market. The butcher saw him coming, and thinking that ho would purchase of hlra as usual, got ready his meat. But Yelpslc had been deceived once and did not propose to again expose himself to tho butcher's dishonesty. So, instoad of stop ping, ho passed loftily by, not pausing until ho reached the stall of tho tricky butcher's nearest competitor. Thero ho made his purchase for all tho market men know him and had often before unsuccessfully tried to induce him to purchaso of them but strango to say ho would not allow tho coin to loavo his mouth until ho saw tho meat bundled up and deposited In his basket. This samo little black-and-tan used to Bleep in his master's bed-room and would never ro tlro until ho saw him making preparation for sleep. As soon ns tho master got ready fdr bed ho would say: "Come, Yelpslc, let's go to bed." Thon tho dog would dart beneath his master's bed and drag forth a 6mall cushion, which ho deposited beforo tho fireplaco If It wero winter, or near tho open window If summer, and bo turn in. j. l. B. QUICK-WITTED IiAAVYERS. How Thoy Have Saved Tholr Cnsos and Clients by Clovor Kusoh. Now York Sun. Thero is room and need for quick wit in tho actual trial of cases in court. It is ono thing to prepare a case with careful consideration of tho facts and duo application of tho law to those facts. It is quite another thing to bo able to handle a caso in open court under tho spur of competition with Bharp opposing counsel or a testy court. In ovcry largo law firm tho work is divided like that in a factory, and to each Is assigned a particular part of tho caso. Tho one who tries It must be a man of rapid judgment and resources. Ho must bo ablo to meet sur prises, to discern men, to divlno hidden motives, to snap at the prejudices of jurors or judges, and to seize the advantages of tho moment. There is no end of need for quick wit in ques tions of Identity. In an extradition case, which depended entiroly upon identity, tho defendant had been fully identified. Tho defendant's counsel slyly got his client to change his coat In court with another man of similar appearance, and within a few minutes tho witness was led easily to identify the wrong man. A quick-witted and daring Western lawyer . once saved a guilty client from sure conviction on a charge of poisoning. It was proved that tho poisoning had been done by means of cer tain cakes, a portion of which was produced in court. When tho counsel for the prisoner had finished his speech he said: "And these, gentlemen of tho jury, aro some of tho alleged poisoned cakes. Wo declare to you, gentlemen of tho jury, that these aro not poisoned cakes. Thoy aro as harmless cakes as ever wero made, and in order, gentlemen of the jury, to show you that these calces are not poi soned, I will eat ono of them right hero in your presence." And ho did eat one. Ho took good care, how ever, to leave tho room at the earliest opportu nity and lo make a bee lino for an adjoining room, where ho had an emetic in readiness and an antidote. But tho jury never heard about tho emetic or tho antidote until the lawyer's client had been acquitted. On another occasion a witness had been de tailing with great minuteness certain conversa tions which had occurred several years beiore. Again and again tho witness testified to names and dates and precise words, and it became nec essary for his cross-examiner to break him up. This was done by a very 6lmplo device. While the witness was glibly rattling off his testimony the cross-examiner handed him a law book, and said: ' "Read aloud a paragraph from that book." "What for ?" Inquired tho witness. 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