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If you want a building lot
Buy it of the
Old Dominion Land company
Lots for sale on easy terms in al! sections of the
; city.
Finely located business lots on Washington ave.
Farms for sale or rent in Elizabeth City, War?
wick and York Comities.
Old Dominion Land Company.
ROOM NO. 11. U
Also to those who have not been collecting them :
are going to remain here and give every family the
portnnity of getting a handsome present absolutely
of cost. Do wot gL e, sell or lend yonr stamps for
will have ample time to fill your partially empty bool
another one too. We will have on hand a handsome lot
of new premiums just as soon as the factories can supply
us with them. ' TRADING STAMP CO.,
? 218 Twenty-eighth St., Newport News.
i Eat At
MACKEY'S . . .
Meals at all hours. First-chiFB Din?
ner, 2lc. From 12 to2 P. M. The liest
tliat the market affords in every re?
spect, fiame in season. Suppers fur
Dished to parties on short notice.
Cor. Washington Avenue and 24th St.
Esye Opener
Bear Paw Buffte,
Q. W. Todd, Proprietor.
A Gentleman's Place.
Here are a few of my specialties
Old Virginia Mountain Brands.
Old Clemmer Honey illossom.
Braddoek's Maryland Rye,
Sherwood Montice.Io, Monongahela
HopeweM Sour MiJil. Old Crow
Richmond! Club.
Taylor's Hand-made Sour Mash
Oscar Pepper, J. re. Pepper.
Jefferson Ciub. Guckenheimer,
Murry Hili Club. Old Ken tuck.
Our Pet Eastern Rye,
_ , r-port Kentu.-ky,
Shenandoah and1 North Carolina Apple
pie Brandy. The most approved brands
of rum, gin, cordials, etc.. blackberry
Sherry, Wild Cherry Wine and Port
Wines. The finest brands of union made
cigars. Everything flrst-elass.
Go to the Bear Paw Buffet for one of
Todd's Nightcaps.
t contiadiniiih.ji
?nltlhly in
from healthy cows
?etable as clean
as a house and ail
ways open for Inspection?6 cents a
quart or 3 cents a pint. Milk from Jer?
sey cows 8 cents a quart or 4 cents a
pdwt in glass bottles. Delivered any?
where In the city.
J. E. Langslow.
too 24-tf ? ?-,
Home Influences Arc Elevating
And there is no pfiiee that the weary
nun turns to witih sucih pleasure as he
d.'.-s towards hv>me. Every man should
have one?especially when we cam t-ell
him one otn easy terms, and on proper
ity tihti't is ia g">-d ipaying investment.
Or we will sell you a cheap lot and
build you a house. We have farnms of
a.11 sizes f'ir sale.
For Sale.
$sr.0.00 Will buy a
Twenty-:! hir<
four rooms,
aind Wakiince
merits of ^ 10.
$1,300 Will buy a store with seven
rooms ahove, now remUaig f"ir $lm
per montlh, tooolted an Itoetraoke
avenue. T.rmi--. $4?? cash Bind
balance to suit purchaser.
$!.H00 Will buy a neat dwelling oon
itavn'ing live- ,r>.'nis on Forty
fourth street. Terms, one-half
cash, haHa-reee on aecomnv.xraii.ng
$7.500 Will buy a n'ice press brick front
house on Washington avearue, in
?the heart of the city, coriiuailinring
Ithri-e so>res and itaitts of twen?
ty-four rooms above itihem. This
building is reining for $1110 per
month. Terms. $:t.750 cash, itnad
ar.ee to euft purchaser.
$30,000 Will buy a three story pres-s
brick front building on Wash?
ington avenue, which rents for
$1150 per month. Terms, one
fourt/h cash, bajatnee on one, two,
three, four a.nd live yeais.
For Rent.
No. 1115 23nd Street, 8-rooms_$12.5n
No. 1039 27th Street. 6-rooms_ 12.50
?New, 6-troom 34th at., near
Warwick ave .15.00
300S Washington 'avenue.$25.00
1036 26tih s,t rent . 10.00
28th street aind Virginin ave_ 10.0J
Real Estate and Insurance.
2700 Washington uvenue.
"Oh. do toll us abcut it!" cried sovr-ral
ladies with olio voico.
M. Boi-mutler smiled gravely, as became
:t judge, and began:
I was preliminary judgo nt Ajaocio, nnd
my chief duties were. of course, in eonncc
tion with affairs of vendetta.
One day I learned that a little villa at
the end of the gulf bad been taken by an
Englishman for several years. Kvcry one
was soon speculating about this singular
person wlui staid with a single manserv?
ant, never leaving the bouse except to
bunt or Ush. lie never spuke to any one,
and every morning ho used to practice
pistol shooting.
Humor said he was some great person
lute who bud left bis country for political
reasons. Then he was reported to lie hid
ing, after having committed some terrible,
rrime. I could learn nothing about him
except that bis name was Sir.lohn Rowell.
I had htm closely watched, but nothing
suspicious was ever reported tome. One
evening, in passing. I observed him smok?
ing in his garden and saluted him. He
invited me to enter and drink a glass of
beer. I nt. once accepted, lie received 1110
must courteously, nnd we chatted pleas?
antly on many subjects. In reply to my
questions on his inodo of life, he told ma
that ho had been ngreat traveler in Africa,
tho Indies anil America. I again spoke of
hunting, nnd ho related some of his adven?
tures In Iiis pursuit of tho hippopotamus,
the tiger, tho elephant nnd even the go?
"These are nil most dangerous brutes,
ore they not:-" said I
"By no means," ho replied. "Tho worst
of all is man." And be laughed a good
humored English laugh.
"I havo hunted mini, too. a great deal,"
ho added. Ho then invited mo to see his
collection of tlrearms. Tho sal..on was
hung with blin k silk, embroidered w ith
gold. "It is .Inpnneso cloth," he enld
But a strange object in the center of n
large panel caught my eye It was black
and stood out clearly on a square of red
velvet, I approached. It was a band?a
man's hnnd; not n skeleton hniu), white
and clean, but n black slirivolSll band,
with yellow nails and muscles laid bare
I Tho bones, which bad been cut clean near
the inidilleof the forearm as il byn hatch?
et, showed dark stains as if of old blood.
An enormous iron chain was welded round
tho wrist of this horrible member, fasten?
ing it to tho wall by a ring strong enough
to hold an elephant.
"Why," 1 exclaimed, 'iwhnt is that?"
"It is my greatest enemy," the English?
man answered quietly, "it came from
.America. It was severed by a saher, skin?
ned with n sharp Hint und dried in tho sun
for eight days."
I touched tho human relic. It must
havo belonged to some giant. The lingers
wero excessively long and w ere held by
enormous tendons, to which pieces of skin
ptili adhered in some places Skinned
thus, the thing was frightful to sco
"This Ulun must have been very strong,"
I said.
"Oh, yes," he replied, "but I was
stronger. 1 ba\e had this chain made to
bold it."
"Thb' chain is useless now." I said,
thinking ho was joking; "the hand can't
run away."
"It always wants to get away, though,"
Sir .lohn Rowell answered gravely '"ihn
chain is necessary. "
I thought be must bo either a madman
or a humbug, but his face remained as
placid and impenetrable as ever before my
I searching iook. I changed tho subject nnd
, began to admire bis weapons. I observed
j three loaded revolvers lying at hand in tho
; room as if the man lived in constant fear
I of an attack. I returned to see him several
' times, and then my visits ceased. -MI tiad
now become accustomed to his presence.
A year passed. One morning my serv?
ant awakened lite ami announced that Sir
John Rowell had boon assassinated during
tho night. Half nil hour later I was in
tho Englishman's bouse along with the
chief police authorities. The valet, was
standing distractedly before the door At
first I suspected this man. but lie was en?
tirely innocent. The tody of Sir .lohn was
lying on its back in i la. middle of tho sa?
loon. Everything, showed that a terrible
struggle had taken place The victim had
been strangled. His face was swollen and
discolored ami here a look of deadly fear.
Ho held something between his clinched
teeth, anil the neck, covered w ith blood,
was pierced by live holes, which seemed to
havo been made with some sharp iron
points. A doctor nrrived. After carefully
examining the five strange impressions in
the tlosh he said:
"Why, it looks as if the man had been
strangled by a skeleton."
1 shuddered and glanced nt the spot
where 1 bad formerly si en tho horrible
dried hnnd. It was no longer there. The
chain was hanging in its place, broken.
I I knelt over the body and found betw een
tho clinched tooth ft finger of the missing
hand, cut. or rat her gnawed, off at, the sec.
ond phalanx by the victim's teeth. Wo
then made an investigation, but nothing
was discovered. Neither doors nor win?
dows nor furniture had been tampered
With. Tho two watchdogs had not even
been aroused. The servant said that for a
month past his master had appeared de?
jected. Ho had received many letters,
j which ho had once burned Often in a
lit of anger that looked like madness lio
i took a riding w hip and furiously lashed
! the hand chained to tho wall Ho always
I had arms in his locked room, and during
I the night ho used to speak loudly, ns if
i quarreling with some one. That night,
however, he marie no sound It was only
on coming to open the windows that ho
j found his master dead, lie suspected no
' 6no. Although a minute search was insti?
tuted throughout the whole island, ncth
I lng was over discovered
Well, one night, three months after tho
crime, I hail a frightful nightmare I saw
j that horrible hand running iiko a scorpion
j or a spider up and down my curtains and
walls. Tho hideous member galloped
round my room, using its fingers liko
claws. Next day the vile thing was actu?
ally brought, to mo. It had been found in
tho cemetery at Sir John Rowell's grave.
Tho forefinger was missing.
"This, ladies," said the judge, ns ho
concluded, "is uiy story I know nothing
"But that is neither denouement nor
explanation," cried one of the terror strick?
en ladies. "We shall not sleep tonight un?
less you tell us at least how you think it
"Oh, I think," said lie, with a judicial
tmllo, "simply that, the legitimate owner
Of tho hand was not dead, but that, ho
enjnc to fetch it with his remaining one.
I never could tell, though, how he did it."
"No, no," murmured one of tho ladies,
"It could not havo boon thatl"
"Ahl" said tho judge smilingly, "I
?nought my theory would not satisfy you."
?Guy de Maupassant.
Willing to 1>.? Anything from Nursing a.Sick j
l'ersun to ISuHilliigaCliuruli.
i In one of Frank 11. Stockton's amus- '
I ing stories tltcre is a character of a
i Jack-of-all-trades find general utility
1 man, who is good at everything. lie
i can do anything, from building a
house to a hencoop, and is just as ban?
dy in most other linos as in that of
; carpenter.
j Mr. Stockton might have got the ma
j terial for this character from a man
1 who lives in National City. Cal. He is
willing to do anything from nursing
1 a sick person to building a church,
j There is no sort of work in which he
will not engage if paid for it. and he
. is versatile enough to make himself
i useful in pretty nearly anything ho
; undertakes.
I That he is clever, not only with his
i hands, but with his pen, is proved by
, the following advertisement, which he
| inserted in a newspaper in his town:
Still lives and loves to labor.
Makes Door and Window Screens,
! Files Saws, Sharpens Cutlery and |
Fits Keys.
Repairs and Polishes Furniture, Make?
Store Fixtures and Does Gen?
eral Jobbing,
lie is at home in the sick room to
offer consolation to those who mourn,
! and patiently nurses by day or night
; the sick in body. God bless the Han
i dy man and keep him safe.
He may be found at his old knoll
' on Street 8, near Avenue 2.
N. It. -Makes a specialty of Church
and Schoolhouse work.
Bcnrdcil I.udlCK in Private I.I fe. '
Miss Annie Jones, the bearded lady
at Barnum & Bail.ey's, only enjoys her
j monopoly of that department of the
; freak business by the courtesy of many
I ladies who could offer some sort of
j rivalry to her. although perhaps not to
the same degree.
For the cases of superfluous hair in
j the weaker sex run into many thou?
sands. From Mrs. Ballin, who relieves
tb.e distress of the ladies so embarrass?
ed, a London reporter obtained some
startling statistics.
"In the course of my experience,
stretching over the last seven years," j
said Mrs. Ballin, "1 have met with
some 10,000 cases. During the past
year I gave no fewer than 2,300 sittings
for electrolysis, removing at each sit-1
. ting from forty to fifty hairs; and dur
j tng the year 1S9G, 1,800 sittings, so I
am convinced the trouble is distinctly
"I have had cases in which I removed
i as many as .15,000 hairs from one la?
dy's face. One- la.ly I have cured, and
i who litis now gone abroad to enjoy her?
self, had not for five years previously
seen even any member of her own fam
i ily. and she could never go into tlio
I street without being jeered at. Anoth
! or lady, in the highest society in Lon?
don, had to take two hours iu the
morning to pluck out the hairs with a
pair of tweezers, and they grew so
quickly that if she were going out in
! the evening site had to withdraw oth
j ors." _
Calking the Hate he*.
When the loading of a ship has been
completed and the hatches have been
put on. every precaution is taken t
I make them tight, so as to keep the <
j go dry (luring the voyage. The batcn
i es are in sections, which rest on frames
! laid across the hatchway. All the
I seams around the coamings of the
j hatchway and between the sections of
j the hatch are calked and then pitched
j or painted, and the entire hatch is
I then covered with tarpaulins, which
! are battened down at the sides. The
j ship may be months at sea. She may
j tave over her bows solid water that
! will sweep aft, submerging her decks
i like a river, and she is likely to have
! more or less water on deck at any time.
I lint none of it gets below. The ship's
i hatches are as impervious to water as
I her sides.
On steamers when the hatches are
put on they rest upon strips of rubber,
and they are secured by means of set
screws, making the hatch tight in sub?
stantially the same manner that a fruit
jar is sealed.
The 0!<1 Circa* Man,
j "If I were going to give a word of
j advice to a young man just embarking
i in the show business," said the old cir-'
I ens man. "I should say never let a gi
' raffe drink out of a pond or stream,
' because he's almost certain to drink too
i much. You see the giraffe doesn't j
? really realize that lie's drinking until
j he begins to take the water into his
stomach, and he doesn't stop drinking'
! until he's got enough there. The re
: suit of this is that his neck is still full,
a long column of water that he doesn't
nerd, but that he takes in just the
same, and often with disastrous re
i suits. I have known many a giraffe tc
I kill himself by drinking too much, and
j 1 feel that I cannot do my young and
j ambitious friend a greater service than
j by warning them of this characteristic
; The giraffe should be watered invaria
I L!y from a bucket.
?jsoq si tncajo oij] omtiAt arj-? no pnn ',
j ? d3b0j3 to jno aiqjiim o^rtui },uua noX
j IXpBi jcap 'om ?imti.rt SAii'Snas v 05i!l
j piJo.w otii isuje3i! Jiasii sasop apinn
I -in p!So.i aqi Xiaintpamta] pun 'jauuuui
j opn.t it it; ..inoji,, s>]jntuaj pus }[ oi dn ]
Samoa kac.wii: a'poqauios jt;qi st opqnoJ}
I aii 'inauiaaBjja-jias anfjmjjtis s oi i
j oiqissodttn a-tis|)ii si aauoptjuoo-jps jo
, opmnii: [TJgaj v 'POOJJ Kt ii -oqiuoo
j -nnc| s[ ijj yo\ ./aouapgnoD-jies jo apn?
i -i)in luSej it lit q3pq puaq 3in 2u!a\ut;3 I
I puc i)sojp aq-i }iio Hnj.ttojqi .{q omoa
j -j3ao aq auijj u[ trea wmaaeip-jps
j 'auj^nijtis v., :s.iaisis ?uijjp.1 ooi Jan
0} ODJAptJ SU(.V(8 'S.OlS A"pm UO}SOa V
i>u? Jim?
Tmn Walton was very much surprised
nt Unding himself deeply in love with a
girl whose name he did not even know. It
happen, tl in this way: Tom was a tolo
graph operator in the city, but lived in a
small suburban town. As ho sat in tho
train one morning on Iiis way to work he
noticed among tho passengers who board?
ed tho train at one of the stations a beau?
tiful girl wie, entered his ear and took the
seat directly in front of Iiis. The morning
paper had no further interest for Tom that
day. Ail the way in to town ho sat watch?
ing the girl in front of him.
Week after week went on, and each day
found poor Tom more and more deeply in
love. The unconscious object of his adora?
tion traveled on tho same train every day.
Sometimes she sat near hint, and bis eyes
fairly devoured her wonderful beauty. At
other times she sat at the oilier end of the
car, where he could only catch occasional
glimpses of her past t he beads of bis follow
passengers. Her name was Helen. lie ;
bad heard a girl friend eall her so. That |
night Tum sat up until 3 o'clock writing
love letters tu Helen and tearing them up
as fast as he wrote I hem.
The next morning Helen again occupied
the sent, just in front of Tom. Ho sat gaz?
ing at her and building castles in tho air.
Presently his mind turned to tho love let?
ters he bad been writing, and lie began to
frame a new one. As he mused boldly
lingered tho .window sash, which made a
clicking sound similar to that of a tele?
graph instrument. Unconsciously ho
spelled out tho words of the letter.
"Dearest Helen," ran tin.ssage, "I
love you dearly. Say you will he mine
and"? Hut lie got no furt her, for sud?
denly the girl turned in her scat and
looked him full in tho face, her eyes Ida/,
ing with indignation. Then she turned
back and. seizing tho catch on her win
dow, clicked out tho reply:
" How dare your"
Tom was completely dumfounded. Ho
felt like jumping out of the window and
ending bis miserable existence. He reflect?
ed, however, that such a rash proceeding J
would do him no good, and might possibly ]
wound the feelings of the young lady.
Moreover, his first duty was to apologize.
Of course, it would not do any good. She
would never have anything to do with
such an idiot as bo bail shown himself to
be. Still, he could not well h ave matters
as thev were, so ho again reached for tho
window catch.
"I bog your pardon," clicked the im?
provised key.
"Your insolence is unpardonable," was
the reply.
"But let me explain. I did not know"?
"I don'tcarc to bear your explanation."
.Tust then the train pulled into the sta?
tion and the offended girl loft tho car with?
out so much us looking back.
Tom went to bis work with a heavy
heart. He could think of nothing elsj all
day but the stupid blunder w hich had de?
stroyed all possibility of his over winning
the heart of the fair telegraph operator.
On the following morning lie took an
earlier train than usual, iu order to avoid
meeting tho fair Helen, whom ho did not
hnvo tho couragu to face. Hut ho iiad not
reckoned on the fact that she might also
wish to avoid him. This was the case,
however, and Tom was somewhat startled
when he saw her enter tho car. There was
only one seat, vacant, and that was just iu
front of the unhappy young man. It seem?
ed as though tho fates had conspired to
tiring tlieso two people together. Tho
longer Tom pondered the matter the more
lie saw the hand of destiny iu this matter,
nnd he decided to make one more effort to
obtain forgiveness. Beaching for the win?
dow catch, la- sent the follow ing message:
" I'm aw fully sorry I offended you yes?
There was no answer, and the young
man contintied:
"I had no idea you understood me. 1
unconsciously telegraphed what was pass?
ing in my mind.
Still no answer.
"If you don't forgive me, I shall bo
miserable for lifo."
At last the answer came:
" Pleuse stop. You are attracting every?
body's attention."
"Then let. me come and tell you how
sorry I am."
After a long pause tho girl answered,
"You may conic."
Tom's heart leaped with joy as tho win?
dow- catch clicked out these words. lie
lost no time in accepting tho invitation,
and it was not long before he had per?
suaded her to forgive his foolish conduct
of tho day before.
After that ho mot her every day on tho
train, and their acquaintance soon ripened
into sincere friendship on tho part of the
young lady. As for Tom, his feelings bad
long ago got beyond that stage. They
talked of many things during their daily
rides to the city, but for along time thoy
both avoided all mention of the episode
which had led to their acquaintance.
One day, however, Tom said, "Do you
remember the message I sent you by tho
window catch:-"
"Of course 1 do, " replied his companion,
looking out of the window to hide her
blushes. "How could 1 forget such a piece
of impertinence?"
"I know it was impertinence and idiotic
and nil that," replied Tom, "but still if it.
had not been for that I should never havo
known you. So I am not at all sorry.
Are you?"
"How can you ask such a question?
Haven't I forgiven you long ago?"
"Yes, but forgiveness is not enough."
"Not enough?"
"No; I want something more. I?you
know?well, tho fact is, I?I meant every
word of that message, Helen. Toll nio, if
1 should repeat that message now, what
would your answer be?"
Still looking out at the flying land?
scape, Helen placed her dainty linger on
tho w indow catch.
"Click, click. Click, click." Tom's
heart was in his throat as lie heard the in?
strument click out tier answer, " Y-o-s."?
tiioux City Journal.
The Opportune Moment.
A certain deacon that I know considers
rigid discipline essential to the well being
of bis family, says a writer in Belfast
(Me.) Cream. He lias n little hoy named
Johnny, who is the personification of mis?
chief. Having got into an exceptionally
bad scrape his father informed him that
ho should whip him. anil as he prepared to
commence operations Johnny said. " Papa,
mayn't I go info the bedroom a minute?"
His father told him he could, then tiptoe?
ing to the door, the deacon saw tho little
fellow kneel and begin to pray.
"Oh, Cod, papa says that you say. 'Call
on mo in the tlmo of trouble' I am in an
awful scrape, Mr. God. I am having lots
of trouble. If you over did want to help
a littlo boy, now is your time. Amon."
That appeal was sufficient. Tin- prayer
was answered, and tho whipping did not
come oil.
A Statesmen Who iln? s.-.-r. n <:r.-nt
Deal of I.Ift- In the W. ?< und In
WnitlilnK<ou?An Ki>Iho<Iv at VIkI
Innte Uuya-lie mum Horn In Jew
Vurk Sluli-.
No man in the United States stands
more prominently In the public gaze
at this hour than does Senator Henry
M. Teller of Colorado, whose resolution
that all United Slates bonds may be
paid In gold or silver at the option of
the Government has just been voted on
by both the Senate and the House. It
is universally admitted that bis action
in forcing the matter to ;> vote has
done mote to clarify the issues which
will lie discussed in the next campaign
than any other one move could have
Decidedly the most interesting part
of the proceedings of congress during
the pendancy of the resolution was the
speech of Senator Tidier, who denounc?
ed the loaders of the Republican party
for what he termed the manifest insin?
cerity of their professions for interna?
tional bimetallism. It will bo remem?
bered Senator Teller bolted the Repub?
lican platform at St. Louis with a mi?
nority report in favor of silver. Ho
said in the course of his address that
be would permit no man to excel him
In honor or good faith.
Sl-.NATOR 11. M. TBt.LKU.
"I would do nothing." he said, "that
would bring about such a condition of
affairs as would be disgraceful, what?
ever the opinion of the Senator from
Massachusetts (Hoar) may be of my
opinions or convictions. The Massa?
chusetts Senator tried to make it ap?
pear that my position was on a paral?
lel with iSe making of a $10 piece out
of a copper cent,. Such a proposition I
do not advance anu i Jo not think it
would find much support in this of auy
otuer legislative body."
Senator Teller received a number of
telegrams congratulating him and the
silver forces in the senate upon the
passage of the Teller resolution.
Among the congratulatory messages
was one from lion. W. J. Bryan, which
was confined to a mere expression of
satisfaction over the result.
Henry M. Teller is a statesman who
has traveled and has seen a great deal
of life in Washington, lie was boru
in Allegheny County. New York, just
sixty-six years ago, and before he had
left his native stale he was a lawyer.
In 185S he went west and stayed in
Illinois for a matter of three years.
Then ho went further west, and. liking
j Central City, settled there. Senator
Teller never held any office until Col
Orat'j was admitted as a slate into the
Uniou. lie then was made United
States senator, and took his seat Doe.
4, 1S76. Ai this time President Ar?
thur made him secretary of the interi?
or, in which capacity he served until
March. 1885. Since that Dice he has
been twice returned to the senate. Mr.
Teller was always a strong silver man.
A story in point is told of him con?
cerning a little matter that took place
in Gilpin County, Colorado, long be?
fore he was a Senator. A Mexican
had been caught robbing sluice boxes
on several occasions, and was at last
condemned to die in the customary and
approved wild western fashion. Mr.
Teller was one of the party who assist?
ed the Mexican to the unknown, but,
being a deeply religious man, stopped
the execution while tho rope was about
the condemned man's neck and asked
the man if he didn't wan: to say a
prayer. The Mexican declined, and so
Teller prayed for hint. When the ori?
son was finished the sluice box robber
was killed. Tom Bowen, who was in
the crowd, congratulated Teller on the
prayer, but added that he was some?
what presumptuous in urging the ad?
mission to heaven of a Mexican who
was not good enough for Gilpin Coun?
ty. The west has changed, and Mr
Teller is now the dignified representa?
tive of a great commonwealth.
It is related that Sonator 'teller shed
real tears when he left the Republican
partv at the St. Louis Convention. He
loves silver, and yet lie has few inter?
ests in mines, and those are all in gold
mines. He has never had much faith
in mining investments, and he missed
a fortune once because he would not
take a part interest in a mining claim
as fee in a lawsuit. Teller has a le?
gal mini of great acuteiiess, and his
opinions on fiie in the Interior Depart?
ment from Die time when lie was Sec?
retary art (looted as models of their
kind. There hasn't been a finer tri?
bute to a man than the one which the
American j.copie paid to Senator Tell?
er when thay r.cepted as disinterested
Iiis action in breaking loose from the
Republican party eighteen months ago.
Tue rr.cnVti??: ?? of that parly cherish no
enmity for mm, although he denounces
it fiercely on the floor of the Senate.
They feel a gre.it deal of personal kind?
liness for him. and they listen to him
with respect in spite of tho buzz-saw
quality of his voice.
Gifted With n lteinarkHhte Instinct for
Trucking They l)n Not Hay Like th?
Kilgllnh Hounds?Tlwjr Ar? Now Uiwid to
Pursue Eacnped Convict*.
The first Cuban bloodhounds landed
upon this continent were imported two
hundred years ago by Spanish planters
of Louisiana, then Spanish territory.
We all know what the dons were about -
1700. Negroes were cheaper then, and
if a slave gave trouble it did not much
matter that the bloodhound's hold up?
on his throat was broken only by the
tearing of the flesh and tendons. Many
times in those days the. fugitive negro
did not live after his capture. If he
succeeded in gaining a tree, his olive
skinned masters shot him out as they
v.ctild a nquirrei. If ou the ground
when caught, the dogs killed him,
sometimes before I he arrival of the
horsemen, who had ridden hard to be
in at the death.
1 The Cuban hound was a valuable dog
and he was well treated. In some ot
the old court records of Louisiana are
bills of sale of him. In instances the
prices ran as high as ?S0(l a pair. The
breed spread all through the south, al?
though I have never heard of the dogs
being used as man hunters in the up?
per tier of southern states.
As a matter of course, the planters
of this century were careful to protect
their slaves as far as possible from at?
tacks by the animals. This was gen?
erally easy. The runaway slave inva-'
riably made for the swamp at the back
of the plantation. It contained many
streams and lagoons, which aided him
in throwing the dogs off the scenL
The bloodhound is now used only
in the pursuit of criminals. Every
southern penitontinry hits a brace or
more of them. They are not infrequent?
ly a part of tlie sheriff's outfit. The
breed is not always pure, but the dogs
serve their purpose better than fairly
well. Their keenness of scent is one
of the nmst remarkable things in na?
ture, though it is of value chiefly in
I the more thinly settled regions. It
seems incredible that the mere tempo?
rary pressure of a man's boot or shoa
upon the ground should leave a trace?
able scent for twenty-four hours, pro?
viding that there has been no rain,
but there is no doubt that it does.
Sometimes in the south a murderei
breaks jail. Until the universal In?
troduction of chilled steel cages this
was not a difficult matter. Dogs ara
telegraphed for at n dLs'a^-^Tjbably
of 150 miles. "Tfiey arrive a day after
the escape. They are led in leash to
the point where the criminal is sup?
posed to have made his exit and uncou?
pled. They take up the scent instant?
ly and follow it rapidly. The man must
have crossed much water or confused
his trail with the hurrying footsteps
of dozens of others to throw them off.
Always supposing that twenty-four
hours is the extreme limit of "law"
allowed tlie fugitive, the bloodhounds
are the best means of effecting his
capture. Having far to travel, they
do not bay. They have no breath tq
The English bloodhound, or the
bloodhound of the continent for that
matter, not only bays, but has a re?
markable sonorous and beautiful voice,
lie "opens," as it is technically term?
ed, upon a cold trail and keeps it up
until the quarry is sighted or run
down. ':
He is of great size, with deep chest,
powerful shoulders, massive head,
drooping jaws and long ears, a remark?
ably sagacious and affectionate animal,
courageous, though not especially sav?
age, and one of the best friends man
ever had. This hound is known in the
old prints as the "sleuth" hound, or
"slot" hound, taken from the old
"sleuth" or "slot" -otherwise "trail"?
of the doer. He is called the blood?
hound, not because he Is particularly
fond of blood as a matter of diet, but
because, having once found the blood
trail of it wounded animal, he follows
it with wonderful stanchness.
Tlie English bloodhound is not used
in the south. The dog there is the
Cuban bloodhound. He differs mate
i rially from his English cousin. He Is
larger, fiercer and swifter, with more
j of a bulldog cut about the head. Ha
is probably a descendant of a bull
cross. He is invariably mute until his
quarry is sighted. Almost any dog
will give tongue when he comes within
view of the object of his pursuit after
a long chase. This dog is not a snap?
per, as is the English. He is a pin?
ning dog. which conies probably from
his bull strain. Once his teeth are
leaked, they can be disengaged only by
t^t ingenious method of grasping his
ooatriis and shutting off his breath.
Camphor Tree* In Florida.
Of a number of camphor trees set
out in a public park in Talahassee,
Fla., a few years ago. some are now
twelve feet high, the branches spread?
ing until the trees are nearly as wide
as high. A number of these trees are
to be seen in private yards in that city,
und their vigorous growth shows them
to lie adapted to the soil and climate
3f that section.
Cotton Seed <&? In.luotry.
Cotton seed oil wasw\tl3e as far back
as 17S">, though not dmnmercially. In
[S55 L. Klapp invented a decorticating
machine which stripped the seeds; aft?
er that, the pressing out of the oil was
simple, and the manufacture became
jf commercial importance. The oil is
used to adulterate oils (linseed, sperm,
(aid, olive) as a substitute for butter.
In soap making, leather and wool
dressing and in other similar work.

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