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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15. 1891.
NEWS OF TIIE LODGES.
A 11IO 1JUDGKT OP FRESH SECItKT
Truo MiiHonlc Ho&pltnllty A IMoiiHnntPll
griinngo to Biiltlmoro Notes of tho
Goldnn Cross, Ztochnbltos, unci Arnorlcnn
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,
Masonic Hall, Virginia avenue southeast
Naval No. 4, Thursday, 10th.
Masonic Hall, Uniontown Anaco6tia No. 21,
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,
Commandcrics Knights Templar. Masonic
Temple Columbia No. 2, Friday, 20th.
Masonic Hall, Georgetown Potomac No. 8,
Ancient wnd Accejiied Scottish JUtc. Sanctu
ary, 1007 G street Mithras Lodge of Perfection,
Illrani Lodge No. 10 will have the 3d degree
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
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
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
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
Halcyon 'Commandery meets on Friday even
ing at Golden Cross Hall, corner of Fifth and
G streets. Tho degrees will bo conferred on four
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,
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
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,
Independent Order of Rechabites.
(F. E. DoToe, H. C. R.)
Anacostia Tent No. 133 now numbers 103
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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TALES OF SEVERAL DOGS.
THEY ABE NOT X.ONG, HUT THEY AltE
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
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
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
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.
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
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
"Read aloud a paragraph from that book."
"What for ?" Inquired tho witness.
"I will tell you after you have read It," said
tho lawyer, and tho witness accordingly read
aloud a paragraph of most uninteresting matter
about lands, appurtenances, and hereditaments,
lhen the lawyer went on and asked him a few
more questions about his memorv, and tho wit
ness was positive that his memory was verv
good. Suddenly tho lawyer said:
"By tho way, will you please repeat that par
agraph you just read aboutlands, appurtenances,
"Why, of course I could not do that," replied
"You must have a queer memory," retorted
the lawyer, "since you can repeat things that
you say occurred years ago, and you cannot re
peat what you read a moment ago."
Tho witness was nonplussed, and the jury was
obviously amused at his discomfiture.
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