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THE DODGE CITY TIMES.
- SIT.CKIITIOX : $2 00 r Tear, In JMvaotr. NICHOLAS 15. ELAINE, - Eihtob. IXDIA.X SUMMEB. 3"he tranquil river tclldetb to the en, Tbro iiiri 1 bao the froM.n unlK-nms fall; Tb-white sails alinunerl.v in stlentlv The hush of dreamland liettt over all. Our pi!n! lire like llowers in the litrbt. Nor feel nor learthostlnsjof c thly taln, Ner dread the thaioft'sot lhceomlnir night, la pcicv-fiil rest we He; all toll is rain. Vain are the hopes and fear and doubts of ; voulh. We rireani our lives a ay, an J ask not why. Vain all our lotty nitrations after truth; Ttnlay we eivnl lis e ac, to-morrow d.e. Wbynhnuld we work when Nature's beart ll still Why should we ftrivc when Nature bids us reft? We let ber Influence awect our lieinfill. Hushed as a child Uu the mother's breast. The Honor of a Choctaw, i A VEnr remarkable story is tints tolil ' by the Muscogee Indian Journal: Tlie execution o( Chester Dixon, convicted of murder at the last term of tlio Cir- j cuit Court of tlie Choctaw Nation, took place Friday at noon in the presence of but a small numbcrof people. Chester . Dixon, the munlerer, was a young full- blooded Choctaw abouti-ereuteeu years i of age. He was subject to lits, during which he often lost control of himself. He was, aside from this malady, con-1 sidercd nilhcr a bright boy. I Dixon lived with his mother and stepfather about five miles from Atoka, j Their nearest neighbors were an Indian known a3 Washington, and Martha, his . wife. One afternoon, about a year ago, I Washington returned from Atoka and ! found that a horrible murder had been committed. The body of his wife lay on the Uoor of his cabin in ghastlyfrag ments. Tito head was severed from the body, and several terrible gahes had been indicted with an ax. The bloody instrument of butchery lay beside the bleeding victim. The alarm was given and it was discovered that Dixon had Teen seen issuing from tho fated house covered with blood. He was arretted, but stoutly denied the killing. He was tried acconling to the Choc taw law by a competent jury. He was found guilty, and sentenced to be shot September" 10, at noon. He was al lowed to go homo from the Court-room, unrestrained except by parole of honor to be at the Court-House at Atoka at tho hour appointed for his execution. Choctaw laws provide for no appeal, else his case would have been reconsid ered, for alter his conviction ho was at tacked with a fit, which proved conclu sively that ho was subject to temporary aberrations, during which, it is pre sumed, lie was irresponsible lor ins ac- j tious. His attorney during histrial had j nqt made any such pica, anil, the sen-' tenco of death having been pronounced, it was unalterable. On Thursday, Dixon came to Atoka ; with lus stc-latner, lor tlie purpose ot ordering.his coffin. He had his meas ure taken and gave the orders for the disposition of his body without tho least appearance of concern. On Friday morning about one hundred persons, most of them whites, gathered about tho Court-House to witness the execu tion. Up to within half an hour of the appointed time Dixon had not aj peared. Our reporter asked his com panion whether there was not some like lihood of the prisoner breaking his pa role. " If ho is alive he will be hero within i ten minutes just as sure as the sun i shines." j Hardly had the words been spoken '. when a murmur of " Here ho conies'' j was heard on all sides, and there rods up a younjr fellow, slight of build, tall and straight, but rather awkward in his movements. Alighting from his xny, the boy approached a little knot of Indian women who were gathered around a blazing log. Without giving any attention to those around him he sat down by a stump, and. hanging down his head, he seemed last in med itation. Presently a venerable old In dian approached the boy and spoke to him In the Choctaw tongue, biddintr him. as the interpreter said, to meetl nts late as became a Choctaw Wave; to remember that nothing but his life would atone for the life ho had taken, and not to make the oxidation rrudr- insly, but to meet his death lecling i that his people had done justice in con demning him. While the old man was talking Dixon held his head down, but at the conclusion of the speech he looked up, held out his hand, and. in the hearty grasp ho gave tho old man's hand, seemed to imply that ho would not falter, and he never did throughout it all. Several men and women then came up aud shook hands with him. He looked up at each one with a glance of recognition, but ncversokc a word. At about ll:4oo" clock the Sheriff, Win. Kelson, brought the doomed boy an entire change of clothing, which he puton. While Dixon wa dressing for the grave, eascreyes watched his every motion to discover, if pos-ible. the least evidence of emotion, but he ad justed every button without a sign of tremor. Ite then sat down on a blan ket while his mother combed his hair. Tho Sheriff then announced that the time had come. Dixon arose and walked to the spot pointed out by the officer, and stood facing his coffin. His stepfather held his right hand, his cousin supporting him on the left. Tho same old man who had spoken to Dixon before now made a mark with charcoal upon the boy's breast just over the heart, and spoke a few wonls of encour agement. The Sheriff then bound a handkerchief over Dixon's eyes, com manded him to kneel, and immediately thereafter beckoned a man who bad until then kept out of sight. This was Abner Woods, a cousin of tho con demned. Dixon had chosen him to do the shooting. Abner advanced, and, taking his position about live paces from the boy, he leveled his Winchester rifle, took steady aim and fired. Tlie ball went to the mark. Almost simultaneously with tho report of the rille Dixon fell forward, uttered a groan and died without a struggle. The mother of the dead took charge of tho remains, which were buried by a few friends. Tiio entire proceeding passed without a semblance of excitement. Everything was conducted properly ami decorously. As contrasted with the civilized mode of punishment the Choc taw method is more humane, more effective, ami is more likely to deter others from capital offenses. The Ladies of Cyprus. An American lady recently returned from Cyprus gives some interesting facts concerning the Cypriote women. Two-thirds of them are Greek, and tho remainder Turkish, with a sprinkling of Europeans. Beauty is not their strong point in fact the' are fearfully ugly. Tlie Greek ladies are more intel ligent than the men, and their handi workin lace-making, in cotton-spinning, in the manufacture of silk, is often splendid, but they arc opposed to the introduction of steam and the modern improvements. The Turkish ladies are inferior to the Greeks, indolent aud un educated, but a cross between the Arab and Turk is extremely intelligent and witty. The Greek women have a French eve for colors; "my Greek maid wore a blue cashmere skirt, a fine black velvet jacket opened in front, with loose sleeves gold embroidered, ana under it a white silk chemise a sort of gauze with a heavy stripe and trimmed with white lace, cut low in the neck, and set off with considerable jewelry," for a Greek woman dresses to be seeu, while if a Turkish woman allows her veil to fall and shows herself, her hus band is entitled to a divorce. The Turkish married women wear no jewel ry; only young ladies wear it, and they marry often at fifteen years of age. Greek women walk out freelv in the evening and often with masculine es corts, but Turkish women are never seen in .public with a man, nor after sundown Though the Greek women often talk, very agreeably, and are ex trcmelv polished in manners, they can not write their own names, and are un able to read a line. There are plenty of children in Cyprus, and they are treated as if they were dogs. Even when belonging to good families, their liair often is matted, their bodies are dirtyi and beaten in n frightful manner by the parents. Yet every father thinks it his duty to provide a house and garden for each of his children es pecially for a daughter, and parents frequently relinquish their own home to a daughter who is about to be mar ried.' H. 1'. Etxnin-j Post. Ik the great retail stores in Philadel phia pneumatic tubes have been intro duced to do the work of cash boys. The Wild Hog of India. Those who have formed their concep tion of pig exclusively upon the tame , pig of the civilized sty nave no for office and get laid out by over threa thousand votes. Waydown Itcbee hoped none of tho lub would charge him with conceit Club when he said that he was cradled with ' r . .. -"--- v., .... wue; a.iequaie mea oi ne .reenim p.goi ine the a learned to creep with the Indian lunclc. Like the North American " ,i 3 i.mi,, f m . Indian, the. pig is debased by con- chHUand back-ache? What he didn't civilization. becomes know about cold shakes no other man lie ' F"' i ,r J,'n nn.1 V . i " ll0ra t0 I,-'rn- He "ad been inordinate .thirst for swill. 1 ho distance knocked down, dragged out, left for I between the tame Indian o Saratoga. (,eaJ d pr0 rud fa burial, an.l vet I who steals cuicKens auu wauuwauruaK- en in the gutter, anil tlie tierce 1 warrior of the Western plains is not 1 greater than that which separates the despised pig of civilization from the 1 wild and fearless nuarrv of the East In- ... ... ,. .. . . iwu uau arnvei man pig-aiicKer. J..t anur v,s uo,B , chiu an, f(JV(,r scryei, t(J ,,,.., an,, Gmrtt li'ia nnwr linoti liro-en 1'irti ntff .. .... . r. ...-. .. ,.. stren"tncn an t vokes, ami whose moral nature h: here he was weighing one hundred and eighty pounds, heels growing long every day, and a prospect of living to be a hundred years old. Ho had given the subject a great deal of thought, and had arrived at the conclusion that strengthen all tho best traits in a man's '-" Itll'l ?- no IT-ill I na n stlnnArf n -' , never teen poisoned with swill, is one of number of ,, storcs ., cneo" the bravest inhabitants of the jungle. tcn thousind doctors, and has been known to attack and put Several other speakc took the to rout the majestic elephant and the siteviewof the case, and as the dis ferocious tiger. . cussion waxed warm the President . VlC !,,1.n:"nof ,e iMt Imlian P'R , squelched it by referring the whole is imicnt hough no one except a Sliu-t,ct to tho Committee on Astronomr. ! punctilious scientific person ever calls with instructions to report at the earliest him by it. Among beginners in the art momeat. Detroit t'rxt Press. of pig-sticking he i sometimes mag-1 niloqucntly described as a wild boar though lie is very often a wild sow; but pig-stickers of reputation uniformly call him a pig or a hog. A Stork as a Mouser. A large and handsome whooping storic, says inciuuncii muiis .xonxirtfi. Sim iri'tciis often grows to the length , nan be seen daili- strutting ..rniinil th of four feet and eight or ten inches, and yarj at the residence of Prof. Paige in reaches the height of three feet, or even this citv. The elongated bird was'pur forty inches, at the shoulder. When ' chascd"by the professor durin" a visit full grown his strength is enormous, and to Mexico some months since and has in speed he will sometimes rival the , become quite tame. Among other food fastest Arabian horse. He enters upon lnat the stork relishes is a nice fat existenc in a striped state; subsequent- i mouse. Mrs. Paige has a small wire ly he becomes brown; when in the prime j trap m the house, and whenever a mouse of life, ho affects a dingy black color; ' happens to wander therein he becomes and when old, ho is gray and grizzled. a EWCct morsel for his storkship. The At no period can Lc be honestly called ot,or dar'Mrs. Paige noticed tho bird a handsomo or a graceful animal, but standing near the barn watching in his courage and tenacity of life demand ' tentlv at a small hole leading bcricatli our respect. ' the building. The stork remained in In point of teeth the tame pig has au attitudo of watchfulness for nearly sadly deteriorated. Tlie wild boar of half an hour, and Mrs. Paige, becoming India, which is the type of tho barbaric curious, concluded to watch and see pig of all ages, is armed with long semi- ' wi,at followed. Finally she saw a circular tusks. Those in the lower mouse creep into sight from under tho jaw sometimes attain the length of barn, and the same instant the intelli cight or nine inches. They curve out- Rent gtork pounced down on the mouse ward and upward, and the edges are and "took him in," killing it first and kept sharp by tho pig's constant habit then eating it. After performing this of scouring them against the tusks of intelligent feat, tho stork resumed his tho upper jaw. The swiftness and vigilance at the mouse hole, and after power with which he uses those tusks ,vatching sharply for over an hour to carve an enemy are almost incrcd- seemed to grow weary of his work or iblc. A hunting-dog is frequently cut ?et out of patience, and marching to neatly in two by a single stroke of ti,e i,ous0 entered tho kitchen, and a boar's tusks, and horses and men picking up the mouse-trap, from which arc occasionally killed by boars which he had so often been fed, he returned have become tired of being hunted, to the barn and set the trap down near and which try to infuse a littlo variety i the hole, evidently appreciating the use into the aOair by hunting their ene- , 0f the trap, and believing that it would catcha mouse tor Inni." II anyone has got a brighter bird than that we would like to hear from it. Bright Post-Office Clerk. lines. v lien wounded lie is an exceed ingly dangerous beast to face on foot, unless the hunter is a lawless ruf fian who is capable of killing him with a rifle. Oue can scarcely iraa cine an Englishman so lost to all sense of decency a3 to shoot a fox. and the ingenuity of Post-office clerks in next to that crime ranks, in Anglo- ; reading illegible hieroglyphics, and cor Indian estimation, the loathsome out- , rectin" blunders of direction, djscrves rage of killing a pig by any process ex- ' to amons tho wonderful feats of ceptthatof pig-sticking. W.L.Aldcn, imraan skill. An English periodical ! gives an amusing instance of this inge- i Harper's Magazine .,.... .n . i num.. Aueiaieisisnopoiuxioru, aam How the Ague Affects Colored People. jUcl Wilberforcc, carried on so extctisivo The Secretary somewhat proudl v an-1 " oIIi,clal correspondence that he wrote noimccd the receipt of a communication many letters in the cars to save time, from the National Medical Bureau at I ll wa' accustomed to dale .from the Washington asked to be placed on a P00. of writing. One such otter, harmonious footing with the Limekiln d.alc,ll Ka,I ,ncar heading." ami Club, and promising to incorporate as ned as usual h. Oxoij (Samuel of much of its f proceedings in medical re- Oxford) came into the hands of a man ports as could be brought to bear on I who ,vas Sonito' tho ofheial rank of any issue. Tho Bureau further de- the writer, and of his habit of using tho sired information from the Club as to , P a' a writing-desk. He, therefore, the general effect of fever and ague ' interpreted date and signature in tho lipolytic system of the colored people ' most literal way, and directed his reply of the North " S. Oxon. Esq., Kail, near Kcad- Tln Pli-.irmn nt llin CnrnmitteR on Z." The Post-office clerks were Pills and Liver-pads being out of the s.liarpcr-wittcd. and read in the direc citv. tho inquiry was given to the meet-. ''"'V110 "j he ,hai1 Pnt ln,to Il ,or in- for discussion, in order that an early ' the Ictt?,r after a delay of only one or reply might bo forwarded. ' two mails, found its way to Bishop il- Sir Isaac Walwle arose to presume , V,crforce, LolM,on residence. CI Eaton that he had had over a million shakes ' p,:lc- Tl,ere was no red-tape, as in of the a-ue, each one followed br ! our Post-office, compelling a long jour moreor less fever, and the effect on ncv to Washington, in order to receive hissvstemwas to niako him sad and i a new direction. louths Companion. pensive, and full of thoughts of how his father was kicked to death by an army mule. Whalebone Howkcr begged leave to say that he had wrestled with ague in January, July, and all other months in the year. It had grabbed him at high noon and shaken him out of his boots, and it had stolen along his spinal column at midnight and douoledhim up. It's effect in his case had caused him to run The northern magnetic pole of the earth is at present near the Arctic circle on the meridian of Omah-u Hence the needle does not everywhere point to the astronomical north, and is constantly variablo within certain limits. At San Francisco it points about seventeen degrees to the east of north, and af Calais, Me., "as much to the west. 5