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Puget Sound weekly Argus. [volume] (Port Townsend, W.T. [Wash.]) 1876-1882, February 15, 1878, Image 6

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A way.
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Whoa.- uvnllv sylnpnlh} l t»! w
Thr “vulth nl all the \\m'hl ..Imw,
By y-rll bright muun unul glislu-nln‘; ~l rum,
“ lm-‘u m): illumn- lhvlnnrnm: in: am,
Aml trembling fillt't'll of siln-r h.n-~,
.\nd hlmnum: lln\\'vr~. 1 law lmt lhw.
SHE.
Vow not by Illa-ling; nnmn nnd sluri
Tlmt (Ht? {rum hem-n ut d.mn of Ala),
Sm‘ trumhlmu slam-n at “Her Mr»,
And hlnnmln: llmwrs that det' :mny.
Swear hy mu pun- and lmnmllcis sky
'l'hut \n-urs unchanged its hcnwnly hue,
Thy luw. like Ininv. shnll never die,
Then I slmll know thy Inu- ls true.
BOTH.
\\‘hut bllsaful moments thus to be
In this cuchuntlngr scene wlth than.
When fragrant flowers and nurllnp. slrunms
Entrance the soul wlth lover's dreams.
—Wt'lllam 1!. Marvin. in .V. Y. Home Jaw-ml.
'l'he Boatingr Bear.
A STORY you rouse er-zoruz.
Once there Were two hunters wuy out
West. who spent their time tishing, imd
trapping miuki and beavers. uud chesmg ‘
deer. and lighting wild-cuts and other
"vurmints," us they culled them. One
day they were boating up the river, and ‘
IN” a mile or so oti' they suw a big‘
black bear (‘oute down to the edge ot'i
the water to get his breukt’ust ofi from ‘
the body of u deer that had got stuck‘
festiu the mud while he was licking,H
up sult water—which the deer liked
very much—end died there.
They tried every Why to get near
enough 'to the beer to have a shot at him,
but the old fellow was too cunning for
them. If they tried to row the bout up
to where he was he would trot oll'into
the dark woods before they got any
where neatclose enough to shoot. Ur
if they left the boat and tried to creep
up along the shore, he would smell the
powder in theirguns long before he could
hear ttuuu, uud Wuuld give u mud kind
of a growl, and run away.
The hunters pretty soon got tired of
this mrtot‘ fooling, end thoughtthey‘d
try another game on him. So they
took whet was left of the deer and threw j
it into the river, and it floated out intoj
the stream. Then they took an old bout
that they hadn't used in a long time.
and put on the seat in the r'niddle a big
cake of honey they had got out of ai
bee tree at‘ew days before. They drew
the boat umon the sand at the water‘s
edge,und htiu the rope down and covered
it with sand and stone, just heavy enough
to keep it from flouting off, but not
enough to anchor it very tight. Every
bit of the work they dld standing in the
water, or in their own boat. so as not to
leave any trucks or scent to scare away
the bear.
Then they rowed across the river, half
a mile or more oWuy. and got ready to
watch with n spy-glans.
Along about: sundown the old hear
come trotting down out of the woods to
get another "venison steak, rare, with
salt water lance.” Before he got there
he smelled the honey, and he began to
lick his chops, as much as to say, “Good
enough! wild honey for dessert." But
in a minute he found his venison w“
gone. and made at much fuss, flying
around and growllng. as your pupa did
last Sunday when the cut curried uti'
the qtmils he had brought home for diu
ner. But as the deer was gonemud lu
wnn hungry, he st-utod to.amell out the
honey. Pretty'eoon he found the bmtt,
Ind law the big cake of honey on the
seat. He sturted back scared at first.hut
u there were no guns, no ours. nor any
sign or smell of mun, he came back
and began to poek around.
Benn are I good denl like boys in
wine thingn. They love to play: [her
hue I meet tooth; they Il‘t‘. emu when
they are hungry: uud they are very ('ll'l
om. Ho thin old fellow Ihme mouth
{'lth valued for the honey, lUUkl'd all
nmund. like n minchievou- youuker u.»
in; to his noun-‘0 prom... ‘fltl then
ju-pod into the boot. But in law than I
jily be with“ In hndn't, for He weight
lot—cuddle rope. nod his jut-p Inn. ulc
but out it out upon the-m. uni u
the carrot" no ml mo the". Mr
Bar to noon Hunting «in. the tint
lie couldn‘t OIiI. and 'ulnnmurh
nfrdd M "V late-r to _f’unp in. Ind hu
sum! In ml the bunny So he Jul
ng-:ny:t-t - «at a boy would do
"Wnnr‘u t ant!"
““‘ln .. lwh \llni ..
7% but“ but an «mm-{ho
OH. and they jaunt! inn Ihir nut
and by. to pads-t hl- liwly. ”no
din-at In tin-Hull- ud l’nlrd. an!
m at" ‘ ll '5. In. tub Inn nl
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In bum i...” to lugh uJ ml at
tub-v.
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my )0 M'ol am: u, but In”
My he“! yo It’d-nu and plan mm
,1! he pun. .4 «on sub mu m
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p." “I. If 'O. MI Munro. .\H-
M I “‘l‘. "t )M h'lhh fur [vvl'u‘
nrv!”——;im| \Hlil that ill,“ flirted mmv wu
[t‘r ti|\\t|l'«i the lw-u‘ with his tmr. nmi thi‘
ultl tvllmv mnw llt‘ur tipping the Inuit
mur. ilt' mu 3‘o h ipping mml. 'l'hu
hunh-I‘ \\ith iilt' gun \\u- Hfrfli'LiM' “Ullitl
art into thu- wutvi' .uini iw Imt. :mil m lm
[imk Mill) and [ill-Ii II imii itllo Hit: in~zll"s
lii-mi right Inn-k nt' l.i~ our. and unuLhi-i
right iwtiwuu his 1305, and killmi him
iin‘ml. .\mi tin-u they tum-d him whims,
:unl ttwk nll. ilifirkill for nu ()vcrt‘tmt‘nnd
hum.r up the ment In nut uti’ steaks fmm.
And this is thv that time 1 ever knew
1| him! in lw 11-u'ui u» u bcur trap, though
they ol'tv-n svrvu :H traps fur men uml
burs \ihu tI-m't knuw huw tosuil or mw.
---(1'Ul(/(’Ii H'llc'.
From tho Brooklyn Bridge.
lit-tore we set oti‘ am»: the, river, stop
for a little quiet enjoyment ot‘ the tunnel
nus picture spread out beneath our view
this pleasant summer afternoon. Il' _wu
have ever doubted the correctness of the
bird‘s-eye views of cities and the like.
so common in the print-shops, here at
least is an assurance that such things are
possible. Brooklyn lies displayed at our
feet, with its fringe of warehouses. (locks
and ships, perpendicularly under us.
Ilow diti‘erent is the comparative new
ness and regularity of the sister city, and
how marked a contrast uttered by its
bushy greenery marking out the streets
like colored lines on a plan, as comparul
with the densely-packed, dark, imposing
mass of architecture over the river! The
hay, sparkling ‘silver and golden in the
sunlight and dotted with its many islands,
is visible clear beyond the Narrows and
down tn Sandy Hook. Far eastward We
can almost pick out the sand-hills ot'
Rockaway and (‘mey Island, with the
blue sea-line beyond, and to the west,
under the sinking sun, the picture is
fralfld in with the purple haze of the
Highlands, Nevisink, and the Jen-icy
hills. Look at that ferry-boat just start
ing from the Fulton street slip. packed
with heads tall we can see), and notice
the odd etfect of the dots of white l'aces
turned up to watch us, interesting as we
are, not by our individuality. but by our
position. We can fancy them repeating
Pope‘s lines on the fly in amber:
“Not that the thing itself is rlch or rare—
Thc wonder is how the d—l ilgot there."
As for ourselves, proud ofour momentary
clevutiun,uml drunk with the keen,sweet,
salt air, and the gorgeous prospect, nne
is reminded nt‘ the mun who, on the led
dcr ready to he hanged, when a mud bull
caused dire confusion in the crowd below,
said in thoughtless exultution to his cum
panion rogue, “How lucky it is we’re up
here I“
And now down the steep slope of the
river-span, digging our heels well into
the slats, and checking our momentum by
the side-ropes till we stand where a few
years ago no mortal probably ever ex pect
ed to stand—~two hundred feet over the
channel of the Elm river, with all
its varied traffic flowing beneath us.
Hurry l—just here lwant to get plumb
over the Bristol as she sails majestically
tip-stream, and enjoy the small vanity of
doing what no one butthe ship-builders
ever did before—look squarely down her;
smoke-stack into her tire-box. Notice‘
her exquisite, fish-like lines seen thus in ‘
plan, and the wav in which the narrow l
hull is marked otf from the guards byl
the timber work of the cabin. l’hewll
what a racket! Bristol. Mauaachuuttu,
Stom'ngton boats, all as they pass under
the bridge salute us with a whistle,wnile
ferry-boats. tugs, and all the small-fry
salute them, till the whole air is vocal
with one great treble of demuniac howl
and screech. set olf by the deep hat-ts hum
of toil and tralfie, the grand diapason of
labor supplied by the two great cities.
As the noble steamers pass on up the
river, notice the beautiful divergent lintu
of wave from their paddles like the
double-tail ot' a Comet! You renn-mhor
the same effect, only more distant, feath
ery and fairy-like, as we looked down in
the early morning from the llnigi-topon
the dark polished surface of the lmkn ol
the tour t'antnns. -—Appl(!wu' Journal.
A Plum-mu. Tm.—-Tlne thomy of
Ametlcun dugout-my. flow the inducnu
ofclimlle, in no: novel. It WI! held in
the mother comm, hefure the Hemlufi
mm and hut nllo may “bench in ‘
Fulton. Dr. Franklin. wh-uo “only pI- '1
ltlnuon would tolcnu no lilnln even on 1
hi. mntry‘l cllnfle. and an.” ingu
louo argument- to refute mu chug. ’
when": undo. :
Hue day. in Putin. he turned tho llll‘ll
on the eloquent Abbe lingual, u be In .
“pal-ling on tho Inevitable decay of m i
maul new. M the Bump-u e-lgrum .
in A-ericl. ht. Franklin aid ml: n
In“:
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in «mar Alain-I ad on ‘
Id! rm. and It in"... that
the Am Inn plan-d Ibo-dun.
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{mod-mon tho «um. lat but pu
tin "and I. will no. on thick“
ll WI um all ch Ana-flea.
m 1 um m u! lug. mm and
In. while tho Ina-cl vote "out-My
dimnliu. ad the SM:- N-nlf I um
dam-p. Enqlud, an that u» shut
111 huh-o. M In luau") oiled In the
when] “ugh. Inn Illuly In“.
"liver, Inc has I-nnhlc-umyu-m.wl
In. I‘ruhu in uuumc to no cat-Hwy
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A N unru- rudu our cut-d an I
u-n-I mama in u mum! vv'lnp. 3-4
“Nodal with "-0 lan-.’- swim-l eno
dmuu, lln mun: manta! um In In
sir-id mum Inc tap tho mum-l
amb. "limp tho annual-ah." uh.
nelniuul. “If n‘ that hull-oi l'n
‘ "I'M'h 10 do ‘0 I"? (.lulfll's'"
A National .\luwum.
Th» «upvning ot' tln- new Museum 0!
Nutmnl llistury in Central l‘:nrl<,l\'uw
York. by l’rvaiduut lluyc~,ru-ccutly.nnurks
an um iu the .svioutilir history of the
country. The magnificent strut-lure
~t~nnls on Manhattan Square. and when
lini~hevi will eon-r Ist: :n'ies of ground.
The linished p:nt nmv all really t'orins
nearly one-tw-llth ot' the entire tnuwnni
~trm'tnre as proposed. This, when Com
lilt‘lt‘il. will comprise a quadrangle with
an interior or cross and {our interior
courtyards. The material of which it
‘is built is red brick and granite; it is
l‘JlHi-et in length, 66 l'eet in width. and
practically live stories high, one of the
stories being the gallery of the main
‘hull. The Wood work of the interior
is black walnut and ash. The lloors are
{brick arches, Covered with concrete. and
lure laid with English tiles. The build
,ing is said to. be fire proof. The ar
frangements for lighting the building is
lsaid to be admirable, and all‘urd abun
ldance of light and a complete dill'asion .
of it. The exhibition cases are of iron,
faced with black walnut,and are thought
lto be superior to any other ever made
for the purpose. The iron frame work gives
so much strength to the cases, that re
,markably large plates of glass and very
lsmall mullious have been used with
lsat'ety. These cases cost $60,000, and
lwere designed by Mr. ltadt‘ord.
. The arrangement of the collection
lof specimens on the rust liner is
lmainly devoted to the larger ani
llnals of the Old World and New, of
lwhich there is achoiee variety. The
cases of the main hall on the second
illoor are filled with ornitholc-g'c d speci
mens, comprising one of the tin: st col
'lections of this class in the World. (in
the third lloor are the geological collee
tions, including a large variety of valu
able fossils frnim all parts of the globe.
The fifth, or attic slnt'y,is lighted by dor
mer windows. [pull this limrnre stu
dents‘rooms and a scientilic libi-aryJittt-d l
up withdesks, lire-proof cases for speci
mens, and various appliances for thel
free use of scientilie men. Clarence
King, Prof. Hitchcock, the Superintend
ents ot‘ the Pennsylvania and Nevada
Surveys, and the Director of the Cana- '
dian Survey, will occupy ollices here.‘
This lloor will be the headquarters at.
people seeking ‘ scientilic inlormation, l
lwhich will be r'eadily obtained. It is
hoped that the advantages oti'ered by
lthis museum, which in style and ap
pointmcnts excels any other scientilic
museum in the world, will draw hither
scientilic men from other countries. The
projectors thus hope to make New York
the intellectual centre ot'the republic,
as London is the intellectual centre of
the British Empire.
The history of this edifice dates
back as far as 1869, when the American
Museum of Natural History was founded
by a special act of the State Legislat
ure. Among the original corporators
were John Davis Wolfe, the first Presi
dent of the Association. Morris K. Jes
sup, Robert Colgate, Theodore Roosvelt,
Charles A. Dana, Joseph 11. Choate, and
many other leading citizens. Acom
mittee was appointed, which soon after
went to France, and secured the large
collection ot‘specimens belonging to the
great taxidermist, Verreau. and also the
entire contents of the museum of Prince
Maxinnllian, on the Rhine, above Bonn.
This Prince had passed many years in
exploring remote parts of Snith Ameri
ca, and had secured many valuable typi
cal specimens, such as had never he
,tore been seen in Europe. The tract
now occupied by the museum was ten
dered to the incorporators by the ()ity
of New York, to whom it belonged.
The ground was broken for the build
ing in 1873. On the 2nd of July, is“.
ll'resident Grant laid the corner-stone, in
.the present-cot several members of his
‘(Tnhinet and other public otiieeis. The;
lcolnplenon ol‘ the entire structure will be!
In \\‘mk ot time: but an lunch of it :-.-l
now stands is a lmhle nn-murial of the:
‘trlbgress of science in the present time, :
.and will undoubtedly do much t-Mnrlls‘
the i'ulllllm'nts of the hopes thhich‘
: have been the animus of illls gh'll pro-
Ject. 7 'l'm'ulu [Hm/r.
Tm: extent and ulna n! l‘rult cumm
in we l'ulled State. in «li-cud by (‘ul
Ilmhnll l’. Wilda. of ”mum. fur 11-iny
yru- put the paid“! at the Amman
l’onoll-gicnl Smitty. u fallow:
The nub. d at. under cultivab
ll on“ than. and null M h .-
Mat W. Th not. d
can a Inflows: an“. HIM;
pun. IMO“; ”I. "1.210.“;
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m.m:pnu. Il.lu.~;porh-.0J1.-
lfl.~l; M 01.! lm; dunk-nun,
amp»; «that MOI. woman.
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«'ul tu no. In“ at idle «If .- "rt-“v
that «up.
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‘lhnhuw'o lam. “I“..‘lfl' n.m 9"
Ila. l lulu Imp my mud n u:
Tm: Auxln Ihulul Tuna Ml. a
sun} ”I :- Arlrun. rand Imlnum
‘lw uuohv a "wall: north" and
paw. .‘.. m m. en, «I (“am |~I
1b" In Ink. ad rayon-l. At It!
.‘IIflH-luflud ho '- “a! that pull it
brid "I lawn-“rim“! tN
Ibt “(any at u- an-u-o " "11-v
.mym ms um um,” “Mrs
.M. ' ‘uUu-omn'l’.
The Troubles With Mexico.
A tew people whu ure easily soured. and
:1 few politiciuns who him,- :m an: to
grind. ure in u flutter nf excitement over
it possible wur with )[exiem [t is plum
ibly urged that the President has fuund
the task of return) so beset withdiiiiculty
and his own party so hopelessly divided,
[hut he wiuld not be ilverw tun war
which. whatever harm it mightdo the
country. would again unite the Republi
mu party and do away with his unpop
ulnrity in certain-gunners.
The trouble with this tlteory is that it
takes too much for granted. itnssumes
til it the President is a man entirely de
void of patriotism. and recklessly grasp
ing at whatever will promote his own
case and momentary atlvantnge——tltat
he is devoid of \‘aracity even, for tile
President has expressly denied that he
has ever entertained such a ridiculous
project. The theory assutnes also that
there is now a just cause for war, or that
a pretext for war can be extorted from
Mexico. But the facts disprove the one
aaaumption, and all probability is against
the other. It is true that a few ignorant
Mexicans, who have about 'as much tio
tion about the power of the L'nited
States as a Western savage, are clamor
ing for war, and are doing all in their
power to provoke it. (in the other hand,
no intelligent Mexican dreams of such a
thing—President “an least of all.
The present troubles had their origin
in cattle-raids made by Indians or ma
raudiug bands oi Mexicans across the
Texas border. The Texans naturally
putsued the thieves, and when the latter
Were caught they were summarily dealt
with. These local disturbances became
so serious as to dotnand.the presence of
L'nited b‘tates troops, and for some
months several regiments haVe been sta<
tioaed on the frontier underthe command
of General ord. There have been sev
eral skirmishes between the nutrauders,
:md the troops, with the result to increase
the hostility on both sides of the border
line. A few months ago Secretary Evarts,
it is understood, notilied the Dial Hov
ernment that these outrages must be
stopped. it is semi—oilieialiy reported
that aeourteous reply was returned to
the eli'ect that the Government was not
strongenoogh to do this. and hinting
that it' the L'uited States chose to punish
the “demo itself, no oti'ense would be
taken.
President Dim. has his hands full in
keeping his somewhat precarious hold
upon the reins of the Mexican Govern
ment. He has several rivals who wait
only for a favorable opportunity to break
out in armed revolt. The declaration of
war against the United States would be
a signal for his downfall, and he does not
need to he told of this fact. It is evi
dent that all his etforts will he directed
toward peace. 0n the other hand,
neither our Government or our people
are at all anxious for another war. War
would be preferable tonational dishonor.
hut aCongress composed principally of
professed or disguised repudiators is not
likely to be very sensitive about such a
trifle as honor. We are safe, therefore,
except in the event of wholly unlocked
tor complications, in regarding a war
with Mexico as a moral impossibility.
The present troubles are capable of a
peaceful settlement, and such a settle
ment is in accordance not only with the
interests but with the best sentiment of
both Count:ies.—-ls'ruminaraml Chrom'de.
Tim Ptrctmn PLAN'r.—Josiuh Hoopee
describes in the New York Tribune of
the 16th, Durlingtonie Celit‘oruieu. one of
the must curious of all this singular class
of plants. The beautiful pitchers are
from eighteen inches to nearly three feet
high, and at the top resemble an inflated
sac Covered with e showy hood. spotted
with white and yellow, and ending in is
forked appendnue resembling the tail of
a thin. l'nder this is It contracted. round
ed oritice. the edges of which secrete is
liquid ot‘honey-like sweetness. so that In
oectl are MUICWJ thereto, and u- the
aforesaid uppeodnge is urine-i with anti.
nlcnder hem. [winning inward, the inset-t
in gruluslty worked t'orwsrd into the mi
tit'l-«u liue ol'thu “wet liquid still en
tictng it onuu-l ~the hairs pit-venting: It
n-tinuru-le movement. uutil st ill it full:
Into the Water give}. found It the- but
tom of the tubs. um pnishcs.
'l‘o gm- this ptsut seem—fully it
should tu- pulled in s mixture nl put.
nymph-gum noun uni very turf, iuun.
It mm m sti times he Bert nun-t. uni
during the grating area-st I." on their
utuw of Int" Item; the met" pm
on" runl end from the dtmt my. 0f flu
sun, HIM-tn It lill nut sun-mi
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nun-and misu- h-uud sun-nu.
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nut in huh. u~.ww-,
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buuulduukdlbubdhd o&qu
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punts-« Jain It. hand-4 0.- up”
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h-yn. mono-inn! "In “In an“.
sup-mud out its M,
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i A Reininim'enee of 61mm].
, .-...-
, These men who have carved out for
themselves great fortunes have, as a rule,
, been ineu of public spiritand great heartsl
lnilt grasping at money merely for the
,snke of ‘lll‘tlili pomession, but. Working
for the increase ot‘ their store as the jlldi~
elons xiiill-owner looks t) his dams and
,sal'ety-banki which are to gather and
l hold in store the waters that must. give
lpttwtl‘ to run his machinery. When you
hear of the littleness or pelllll'illu'lncgg ”f
such men, he sure the story comes from
some importunnte beggar, whose business
it was to bore and inflict. In this Conn.
i try of ours the one curse attending the
,i possession of wealth—and a bitter curse
it must be to a true-hearted, seneitivc
j man—is the swarming in of the pestifer
, ous leeches, whose wants areas manifold
,and hollow as their pleas are impudent
,and brazen. Our men of wealth in
1 America are, as a class, liberal; they give
1 in their own way. and at their own pleas~
jure, and be sure they give generously,
l their left hand very often knowing not
what the right hand doeth.
‘ In conversation with an old Philadel
phia merchant, not long since, he told me
of the interest which he took. when a
young man, in the improvement of the
Schuylkill riVer for navigation. His
father was one of the river Navigating
Company, and had to do with the work.
After proceeding until it was demon
strated that the undertaking, if carried
out. Would be a blessing to the whole
region round about, as well as to the
city of Philadelphia, the managers made
a careful estimate of the further cost, as
there were to be. there dams and locks
tlian‘hud been at lirst apprehended. They
wanted two hundred thousand dollars
more, and opened their books for sub
scriptions. This was somewhere about
18230 or ‘2].
Stephen (iirurd wns waited upon, and
told the messengers thnt he would see
them it! their otliee when the gentlemen
inlerested Were all present. It hnppened
on the evening of the following day.
Uirnrd heard the various reports, and
‘then took the hook and put down his
nnnie for one hundred slmres of the stock.
“There, gentlemen," he said; “new I
propose thnt we tinish the business here,
and now. Mnke up what you can among
yourselvei, end I will do the rest."
They did whnt they could, and fifty
six thousand dollars remained, for which
Mr. (jirurd drew his check then and
there. .
It was like the mam, end it may be
depended upon :i-i the nnrrntion of a
simple inch—S. (I'., Jr., in N. Y. Ledger.
Mediumisnc Frauds.
Warrants have been sworn out for the
arrest of Dr. F. A. liantoon, his wife.
Mrs. Kittie Huntoon, and E. J. Wither
t'ord. The trio are spiritual mediums
and canto from Chicago. They had been
operating here with remarkable succues
until a coupleoi‘ evenings ago. At the
close of the eeance a eelflappointed com
mittee took possession of the cabinet and
announced their intention to make a
thorough investigation. The box was
occupied by Withert‘ord, the liuntoonn
acting as assistants. The gas was turned
on by the committee and oi! by the
Iqutoone five or three times, and the
thirty or forty people in the room had
a lively scramble. Finally, all the women
were put out, and the male iluntoon
(lieaweered. The gas was turned up
and itheri‘ord was stripped. Adimin
utive handle was found containinga
piece of white guuZe, a piece of black
eambric. and several other articles.
Whiteri‘ord admitted that the gauze Ivu
placed in front of him for a spirit robe.
White handkerchiefs were wrapped
around the head and arms to look like
grave-clothes. The black camhric wan
used to present the face of a colored
perm". A broad.cravat-nhapetl bandage.
grey on one hide and black on the other.
was held in the teeth to prmlut‘e the ef
fort of whiskers. The exposure came
after a long M‘NIII‘C. in the court-e oi'u‘hich
halt‘the lu'lllttt‘ in the room had rec
ugnilmi dear departed friends. The
victimized nm-ar to the Warrants. TM
merge is eumpirncy to defraud.
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