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THE DODGE CITY TIMES.,
hlllC!lIPTIOf! ti 00 Pr Tfir, In Htsaec. NICHOLAS B. KLAINE, - Editor.' Living After the Gallons. The tiroes have been, observes tho usurping Kinjr of Scotland, that when the brains were oat the man would die, andtberuan end; and a like termina tion is commonly supposed to attend the operation of hanging. But, if the strange story sent jesterday from Pesth records the establishment of a prece dent, wo may be on the eve of a gre.it change, and persons who hae Toen hanged will bo seen vvalkinjabouta day or two afterward as if nothing had hap pened. We do not mean walking about as Danouo did ; for it wilL be remembered that when the shade of that ill-treated Thane appears to Macbeth it is no more seen by the Queen and courtiers than the Ghost in "Hamlet" is seen by Ger trude. It is in the material, not the spiritual sense, that the resuscitation is to be brought about; in the flesh, and, not in the air-drawn picture traced by agonized remorse, that the phenomenon is to be made risible. Thus in time people may even get to hanging them selves as an amusing experiment, and either be revived next day or, like the Swedish philosopher who pickled him self somo j ears ago and is to come to life again, wo believe, in the year 2500, resume existence at pleasure at some future period. The case reported by cable from Testa is this: A convict named Takacs, who had murdered two women, was hanged. After the usual time he was examined by the physicians and found dead. The body was cut down, and by way of scientific investigation was sub jected to an electro-galvanic current for several hours. The supposed corpse then roso and assaulted the persons who had restored it to life with great energy. In the sequel congestion of the brain and delirium set in, but the man lived for some time and died yesterday morn ing after living, a-, we gather from the account, about fortv-efcrtit hours. It is f urther announced that the "entire mtdi cal faculty " of IV'th are "considerably ecrcii " over the case, which is ap parently regarded as without parallel; and will probably move the friends of executed felons for some time to make similar essays w ith the hope of ev en bet ter results. We believe, hon ever, that instances of surviving the g.iUows have occurred before, and such is certainly the opinion current among the humbler classes in Great Britain and Ireland and probably elsewhere. There were two or three persons liv ing in Australia tw enty years ago who ero rcnortcd to ha c been brought to life again after being hanged, and, if wo mi-take not, there was an au thenticated example of suelr a thing somewhat earlier in Scotland. If the neck is not broken, as the phrase is, and the subject swoons, as often happens, before the drop, resuscitation is not im possible, and w hat happens in one case may happen in another. Blueskin tried to ut down Jack Skt ppard before he choked, but if the redoubtable and do voted housebreaker had lived in our timu he would probably have waited and tried the effect of va galvanic battery. Tiie interesting question is suggested "by this grim event as to whether in case of a Survival of thi- nature, the life of the patient beltings t(. himself or to the law. Can ho in such u case be legally executed over again? And if he recov ers from a second execution might he properly be subjected to a third? The point is rather awkward, since, by fol lowing out its possibilities', the remark able spectacle might bo presented of a man being continually executed and coming to life ngiin for all the rest of his life, an experience that, Iiowever valuable to science, w ould scarcely be eouduci e to justice. It is obwous thai the garrote, by wliich, Otero, the assailant of King Alfonso, has just suffered, and the guil lotine are not open to this any more than to other objections that apply to the gallows, and whatever bearing the frightful incident we record may have upon the general subject of capital pun ishment, it vviU manifestly be used as a fresh argument against tlie infliction of that penalty by the clumsy and uncer tain expedient of hanging. N. Y. Even ing Tost. Hhr hlic Knew. 'charge. She says that she enlisted in ' 1... Mh ilnrrlnml. and was nasscd bv I)rs. Creek and Terry, of Baltimore. 1 lie reason sue wnuiwi . ipvu . nt into " a little diffieultv." She paid one of the doctors 8150 for passing her. She was asked. " Were vou wounded at any time?" "Yes, sir," she replied; "I was ctmnl- rirrht hero " fnointiiif? to the scar on her right cheek) , " w ith a bul let, that KnocKCU two oi my lucm uv (and then snowed me course oi mu oui iat a t T wis ln shot hern " fin the thigh), "at Xewbcrn, X. C, and was wounded in the smc." "How lonr did you serve in the army?" " I was seven months in the hospital on.l thrna rofira in ibft fiplll. WllCn I was wounded in the side I went to Xcw- bern, but I was not so baa tnat l eomu The other day there was a suit in Justice Allcv between two Wayne Coun ty farmers regarding the ownership of louncen unmarHcu gram nags. wt side was prepared to stoutly swear that the bags w ere his, anil each had wit nesses to back his testimony. The com plainant swore to bujing the bags at p. certain store on a certain time, and his hired man sw ore to handling them as they wcro taken from the wagon. The defendant swore that he purchased them at a certain place at a certain time, and his wife was called to the stand to tell what she knew about it. She was a large, fleshy woman, and very much bewildered. " Land save mo! but I was never in such a crowd before, and I feel as if I should faint!" she gasped, as she took the witness stand. " Never mind fainting, Mrs. X," said the lawyer. " Tell the jury what you know about those bags." " Oh I land! but I know all about 'em! We bought 'cm on the 10th of Xovember." " How are you sure it was the 10th?" "Sakes alive! but I know it was, for I boxed Melissa's cars that morning for leaving a spoon in the dish-water, and she was married on the 15th." "Who asked for the bags at the store?" " Oh! stars and garters! but I did! I remember it as plain as day." " What did the clerk say?" "Oh! stars! but he said, 'certainly.' and he went and got 'cm." " What else do you remember?" "Oh, lands! but I wanted a calico dress!" "And you didn't get it?" "Bless granny! I didn't, and we jawed all tho way home." " And now why are you positive that these are the bags?" "Oh! dear, oh! but while we were jawing I threw 'cm out into tho road. Some one lend me a fan, for I'm most dead!" "Xever mind being most dead, Mrs. X. What else about the bags." ( "JIv husband boxed my ears for throwing 'em out. h! stars"! I didn't mean to tell that!" " He did, eh? Well, what clso?" " Oh ! dear! but when wo got home I kicked the hired man? " "Kicked the hired man, eh? Well, how can you be positive that these are thob-igs?" "Great snakes! aren't you done yet! I Yes, I am positive." " How can you oei" " I don't want to tell." " But you must." "Well, if I must, Lmust, though I'm sure I shall faint away. That night I boxed Melissa again." "Yes." "And husband bond me." "Yes." " And we both boxed the hired man, and we were all so mad we sot up all night in our cheers and have had chili biains and catarrh ever since! Do j ou suppose we'd have rulo fools of our selves over fourteen grain-bags belong ing to a man lit ing three miles away!" That settled the case with tho jury, and the verdict was in favor of the de fendant. Ddroit Free Press. A Female 1'olor.ed Soldier. A veuv curious case has been devel oped before Prothonotary Mann, in Phil adelphia. Ayoungcolored woman who served in theranksduringthe war made application for n pension, stating that sho believed she was entitled, because of her long service duringthe rebellion, and having received three or four wounds, one of which kept her in the hospital for a number of months. She is rather a neat-looking colored woman, giving her name as Catharine Hill and her age, as near as she can tell, about thirty-two. Sho told such, a straight forward story, entering into all the de tails of her service in the army, that it seemed impossible to doubt her, espe cially as she is able to produce wit nesses to substantiate her story. The Trothonotary questioned her closely, and her aussyers were always ready. Tho case wa3 such an interesting one that it exctied more than ordinary at tention. Cathirino was in tho service between three and four years, and, al though her sex was known after sho was in tho hospital, she was permitted to continue in the sen ice, and at the close of the war received an honorable dis- not go around." jt go around." tEh nimn bn pnlistpd under was TTonOT- XVtlllnma Shp RAld shn W&S handy with a gun, and rose to be a ser geant, ane niarcneu wim iue rei usvu a regular musket and bit the cartridges, "although it was pretty hard on the teeth." She kept her hair cut short. When she got into the hospital it was discovered that she was a woman, but ntlinn aha ffnt Wpll hlV dill llOt dis- charee her." There were six men in her .. . t i . i--i: 1... mess, lier story is nam 10 Btucre, uui it is undoubtedly true, and Mr. Mann thinks a pension should be aw arded her. Garden Culture of Strawberries. Eakly spring is the timo to set plants to insure a good and strong growth of plants. Every family having a garden should have a few rows, or a bed large enough to give a good family supply. Select a rich piece of croimd free from baking and the standing of surface water; plow the ground and pulverize finely; then make the rows five feet apart'and set tho plants twelve or fourteen inches apart in the row. Early vegetables may be planted be tween the rows tho first year. A little guano in the bottom of the row is hat I use instead of manure, as it has a tendency to start the plants during the wet part of tho season. I pick off all the blossoms. I keep them free from weeds by constant hoeing, taking care not to touch the roots or destroy the runners, which I allow to run all they will until the middle of August, but not to take roo.. About that time I pul verize the ground and set the runners about three or four inches apart, uniform with each other, coinmcneing next the parent plant, taking care not to break tho runners loo-o from the parent plants. I set the plant jut deep enough to makeit firm, and it will soon take root. The rnnners of most kinds will be plenty to make the beds full enough. I cover tho beds at tho approach of winter with a heavy coat of fine light stable manure; the finer the better. In the spring I loosen it up with a rake, after the vints liav e grown a few inches high. I take up tho young plants that have rooted in the alleys, to make new beds. I then put straw or chaff in the alleys, as this keeps the soil from getting on the berries during wet weather. The manure put on in the winter keeps the soil from the berries in the center of the bed, and tho chaff or cut straw holds the moisture and is very beneficial to tho crop during a dry season. I jiavo grown from tf.000 to 10,000 quarts per acre, of some good varieties, in this way. There are a great many good kinds, such as the Sharpless, Cumberland Triumph, ilincr's Prolific, and Down ing's, and of these I prefer the Sharp less. 0. ir. C, in Countn Gentleman. m William T. Gillespie was on hi-death-bed at Columbus, Ind. The physician told him that lie could not live many hours. "Are you sure I can't get well?" tho patient asked; "1 don't w ant you to make a mistake aliotit it. Is there a possibility of recovery?" He was assured that his speedy demi-e was absolutely certain. Then ho ex plained why he was so anxious to get exact information. He had murdered a man twcve years before, and had never been suspected of the crime. He desired to confess and be forgiven if lie really was going to die, but not otherwise. He died, and tho truth of his statement has been amply sustained. Limes who would be artistic and stylish must have a finely painted fan l and parasol. 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