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The Anaconda standard. [volume] (Anaconda, Mont.) 1889-1970, June 19, 1892, Image 9

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Alittle world 'n'lalillnl liv mcu
HadMt'iiim lor wti-a ruiuid ita i-cntr.il tun,
Jntll It* fofm came to kiwn all alar*
MIthlu their rantc of vlalou.
Eschtliey uaiiitU awl welclieil a id measurci,
CoUIIMItcilWilli llielr s|ieeliOM'OM-s
^lit 11111 it* liurnisl In till* ami what III that,
lntll theii' wise men ili.nej.i they knew It all.
Now onder was there hut they told Us law;
AlltlihiKs from toe helium ^ they formed.
Andall rniiHcil to ^^*U-iu.
Ilit 11 they lost all alxlit ol ilnd
Audsaiil lie was a |il llli-lp-lt
Heldhelpless In the grasp of changeless: law s
Inch He as w ell as other* mu^t obey.
Thefuture of their race was all laid out^By these k ae M'lentuts, aud cut and illl'd.^Until one day tioil i.m-lie.l at the mile fooli^And stnt Ills lueakeuuer to fe'.oli theiu.
Thenfrom out a distant part of space.^Never conceived lt\ that puuy world,^A roaiiiiK comet hi hIiiim-H'Iuuh size,^lillsheil with a snlftlies* iudescrlliahle.^And passluitclose, within some milium league*,^Lashed with Us Bery tell that MM c, world.^And. siickhitf ll away trout Its ohi sun.^Whirled It. as In ileri.lntl, through the vet I,^And dranged it tlanilliu |^ast *oiue tliuuaaud^stars
l-'ttrall to wonder and to marvel at.^Tuxn tliini! It :^r out into vasiy space^M'liere no *.in was, where no iiiclit came.^And there It turned Into a hlacaeneil hall^Aud frolo lilt (iud found hotter use for It.
Acs' York Sun.
Kliecan pre) aud boll |^itatoe^.^Make a salad ot tomatoes.^Hut she doesn t kuuw a Latin noun frum^I: reek 1
Audmi well she ci oka u chicken^That miiii amictttc twouldquhken.^Hut *lie rauuot tell w hat't modem irom autlque.
Sheknow* how to *et a table,
Audmake order out of llabel.^But ^l;^ ilecmt know turlpldc* from Kant.
miceat inakluit |^Hn^ I raiislit I sr.
Areal 1 xpcri mi at have taught her,^But sia- cannot teu true eioquei:ae from rant.
Shebaa ^;ulte a firm eout ictlou^she oiitcht only to read fiction.^And she doeaut care for science, not a bit;^She like* a pint that llnekeu*.^And she'* very loud of Illrkrna,^From t opuerfield to Martin I'htiizlewlt.
Shecan make her hat* and dresses.^Till a fellow fair MMMMM^That there a not i uothcr ma Men half ao sweet.^She's immersed iu home completely,^Where she keeps all thlmia so neatly,^But from Itni^ 11 in. not a Hue can she rc|ieat.^i Thank aoodue^a!
Wall,|u fact she's iual a maiden.^That whatever ahe ^ arrayid In,^Makea her look Just like the heroine of a play;^Twould lie foollah to have tarried,^Ho to-morruw we'll be married.^And 1 iu certain I anal, ne'er regret the da).
gloriesof Life.
AWAYup ill the topmost uttic of the^war and navy builriiujt is. Morci!^away, ipiilc out of itiiflit, u very ^-n-^rioua uikI inti'ivatitiif i'ullii'tiou of photo-^icrupha. Tlwy arc tin ty|k'*. M^i ami ikW^in iiiiiiiImt, ami art lustcm.il w itli tucks in^lows upon tlirisu Iny purullelour.iins if^plunk. Hi'iir.iili each one is an iiiM'riiv-^tion telling a Ktory of ilu- wui. for tin- pic^^tures art' thohe of d^crtcrs from the fed-^ei'.iI armies ilurinu the rulxdlion.
Thisussc'inbluye of likeni'Kst'H include*^only those gatherer! by u sinitlo provoat^niarahul. To bold the pholoHriipliN of all^the men alio deserted from tbo ranks of^the union during; fbe war u nrr.it many^lur^f rooms would be required. When^one considers the iuclinifs of patriotism^thaisiippoMil to have animated
nunIn 111 heuis during- the muchly civil^Mriiwjlo, all beatimi with one universal^throb for tlio preservation of the country,^it is painful to think of the fact that from^the bcgiiiniiiK to the end of that pel iod of^civil strife DtiS.OUU men deserted from the^stars and stripes.
Tin'faces hi till' collection of tin types^deserilM-d afford a sfruuffo Htmly. In not^a few of them one distinctly rccogiiiirs the^criminal ty|ie. Moat of these represent^bounty jumpers, who make a business of^desertion, running uway from one regi^^ment for the purpose of enlisting in an^^other, and thus obtaining by fraud n^^payuiftit several times over for their^patriotism. Inasmuch as ^^^^was offered^to each recruit from October, ls^-i. to May,^1n,i. 1 hits form of industry was sufficiently^prolltuble to afford iiuliiceiiieiits to the^unscrupulous, tine fellow whose picture^is tacked to the planks is set iloa ii in the^memorandum beneath as having deserted^no less lii.in ^1 times, although be was^evidently liunllv more than u youth. His^name was Patrick tiallaghcr. tin the^other hand, there are many faces in this^little gallery w lik-h ale decidedly prc|^os-^sensiug.
Tin-number of men recorded as desert^^ers la considerably in excess of what it^should be, inasmuch at it was swelled by^the names of many stragglers and other^MMMal who were unavoidably absent^from duty. ow ing to accidents or mire-^|m^i-r-iI disability. It is estimated that^only about IXU.OUi soldiers forsook the^nation's flag during the wur deliberately^and of their ow n JMI w ill. These- latter^figures seem large enough, but it lias been^correctly said that ^uocause is so just or^so beloved that war in its behalf will not^lie attended with desertion by its defend^^ers.^ Many euiisos besides cowardice^and itidiffcreuce to duty are operative in^such matters -not least of them love and^anxiety for kindred and ile|iendeuis at^home, for whoso sake even a pairim luay^Bometimcs Is- induced to run uway.
Theex|ierienee had hy the 1'uitcd States^respecting desertioii and the means of^preM'tiling it wur got during the rebellion^at grout cost. A long time passed before^it came to be realized that then- was but^one way to deal effectively with the evil^namely, by the exercise of the utmost^severity. So long as lenient measures^were applied men dropped out of the^ranks by thousands, undeterred by fears^ot punishment. Lives sacrificed, battles^lost and conseipieut prolongation of the^atrug*dc weii- the fruits of want of \ igor in^treating the trouble in the early stages of^the w ar. Thus mercy to those w ho rati^away was really a great cruelty to those^w ho remained true to the cause. Among^the causes for desertion was the fuel that^ill the beginning cf the conflict u luajoi ity^of 1 lie \0l11t1teerH had no knowledge of^military law and discipline.
Anotherevil brought about by deser^^tions \uis the di.^coiirugeineni of recruit^^ing hy stories w Inch the deserters spread^respecting tin' alleged harsh treatment^mid unnecessary hardships imposed upon^them by ollleers iu command. It is un^^deniable that the large bounties offend^gale encouragement to runaways, and^MM) maintaining of so costly a system for^securing fighting men would hate ruined^the country financially after a while.^Therefore ft is contended that n better^plan to adopt in the event of another war^would Is* to do away with bounties and^grant higher pay to volunteers, who would^thus he enabled to make some sort of^provision for their families left behind.^Nuturuliy individuals who had never ex-^penenced military discipline were apt to^find it irksome, and it is not surprising^that the yarns told by deserters of cruelties^winch they wen- obliged to undergo should^have done harm. Kor example, the ac^^counts they gave of having been ^tied up^by the thumbs^ ^a comparatively mild^punishment for refractoriness- -.vero eon-^Kirucd as signilying ^^hung up by the^thumbs.^ a very different and extremely^barbarous performance.
Priorto lhe Is ginning of the war the^army regulation* gave a reward of tl^ for^the arrest and delivery of a deserter. Such
rightif the eye w as a right eye, but if^only eye left was the loll eye he was^good.
arrestswere usually made by the | sol ice of^the cities for the sake of the reward. Dur^^ing the spring and summer of lMil large^bodies of volunteer tnsips were called in^^to service and desert ions became very-^frequent. Accordingly . there should have^been an iuereuse in the rewards given;^hut, 011 the contrary, uu order was issued^from the adjutant general's office Sept. 7,^MM) reducing the reward for the capture^of u deserter to $5. w Inch was to cover ull^expenses involved. The action, intended^as an economy, proved extremely ex^^pensive in the long run. It effectively put^a stop to arrests, and the mischief grew^apace.
Severalgeneral orders followed at in^^tervals for collecting stragglers and de^^serters, etc., but it was not until March 3,^1st.:I, that any thing really effectual was^done. On that date congress passed the^first enrollment act, making it the duty of^provost marshal general in Washington^to maintain correspondence with provost^marshals in every congressional district^res|ieeting deserters and means for their^apprehension. Tho law required all of^^ficers in command of regiments and Init^^iations not attached to regiments to re^^port each month the desertions from their^commands during the month previous.^They were obliged to make out blanks,^giving the name, description, residence^and probable whereabouts of each ab^^sentee. These reports were duly classified^at the office of the provoat general in^Washington and information was sent to^the provost marshals iu the various con^^gressional districts about the runaways^who might be expected to be found in^their respective neighborhoods. The pro^^vost marshals were ordered to arrest the^diliiupieiits when they could be found.
Atthe beginning it was found very diffi^^cult to get the commanding officers in the^Held to send their reports of desertions^with regularity. Obviously, they were very^busy with other things, and such clerical^matters fatigued them. However, a way^of getting over that trouble was quickly^discovered, orders being issued to the^effect that the pay of such officers as failed^to respond should bo slopped until re^^sponses wore received. After tho enroll^^ment act of March I, lt*il, wus passed,^there was no longer any trifling. That law-^made the haboriug. concealing or employ^^ing know ingly of a deserter a criminal of^^fense, punishable with imprisonment and^crime. About that time it hud come to be^understood that there was no use in toying^with the evil, and the prompt and d^^eisive^method of shooting deserters was com^^monly resorted to in place of the former^gentle style of procedure.
Anact upproved by congress March 3.^Imi'i. provided that suhscrits-rs who tailed^to report within ^i(J day s should Is' deemed^to have rclimpnshcd the rights of citizen^^ship, and to be disqualified for holding^olflee. Meanwhile, on July Hi. ltMkl, tin-^reward lor arresting a deserter was in^^creased from $5 to $10. Two months later^it was further increased to i'JO, and it re^^mained at that figure until March 11, Inb.^w hen all rew ards were discontinued by the^secretary of w ar. This last general onler^was subsequently modified to allow a re^^ward of tk'A) for the arrest aud delivery of^n deserter frotu the regular army. After^the organizing of the bureau of the pro^^vost marshal general, in April, lHlsj, 7G.UIJ0^deserters were arrested, uveruging about^:i.m^i it month. I'lider a section of the act^of March ;i, 1SH3, President Lincoln issued^a proclamation pardoning all deserters^who should voluntarily report la-fore April^1. The number w ho did so report is not^on record.
Afterthe establishment of the system^under the provost marshal general two-^thirds of those who deserted were ar^^rested. An order of January 5, IHMt. di^^rected that all |*ersons who secured ex^^emption from service as recruits by fraud^should Is- pirn-coded against us deserters.^This was designed to remedy an extensive^evil, all manner of sw in-lles having l*-cn^resorted to for the pur|^ose of evading^such military duty. Among the most^common and most easily detected of these^deceptions were pretended physical dis^^abilities. Some would falsely profess to^be deaf or dumb, while others would as^^sume afflictions in the way of disease^w Inch they did not have. It is a very' curi^^ous thing to read the list of troubles or de^^ficiencies w 11idi were rated as disqualify-^ins recruits for bearing arms. The con^^sumptive w as not considered to be so dis^^qualified unless he was very far gone, and^likewise with the victims of muny other^complaints. Curiously enough, a person^w ho stammered or stuttered was not rc-^garded as eligible, nor yet n mun w ho had^neither incisors nor canine teeth in one of^his jaws. One who hud lost through acci^^dent or otherwise the whole of his nose^was not deemed acceptable as a soldier.^A rsxruit who had only one eye was all
THOSEinterested in folk lore should^know of iivciit developments of^tho vampire *ti|icrstiiiou in Khode^Island, says the New York Tribune. Khode^Island is a thickly settled uud highly civi^^lised stato. Along the great watercourses^and along the shores of the Nurrugausett^bay it is one great village, but bark toward^the Connecticut line one can find forests^which never have bowed to the ax aud a^race of people w ho preserve all the super^^stitions ami traditions of another uge.^Among the curious superstitions aiming^the people living in these isolated regions^is that of the vnmpirc. It is not a belief ill^the existence of u human vampire such us^Byron told of when he curdled the blood^of his hearers with the tale of Lord Ituib-^ven, or mmm as lorins a part ol the folk^^lore of certain isirts of Luropc, but one^which seems peculiar to these people and^the origin of which would repay investiga^^tion. They believe, many of them, and^believe it thoroughly, tliat consumption is^hot a disease, but the result of the ^^|^era-^tions of a mysterious creature called the^vampire, which fastens itself upon u fam^^ily aud, unseen, and therefore undestruct-^ible by ordinary means, sucks the blood^from Urst one victim and then another.^They believe that from the lonely grave^^yard on the rocky farm an influence steals^for death us lung us the Issly of the dead^consumptive bus blood in its heart, for^there the vampire is at work and is drain^^ing the blood of the living vicliin into the^body of the dead.
Toget rid uf the vampire it is necessary^to exhume the Issly uud burn the pans,^generally the heart, whcic the vampire^lives uud administer the ashes in MMM^manlier to the living uud afflicted ones.^There is u *tlong ^ !^ n ^ in of mysticism in^the minds of lliesc people, and it is not^pcrhtq s strange that the ^h^ ail scourge of^consumption w hich I allies medical science^and sweeps away ro many of itie sturdy^New England luce should Is^ invested by^them w ith the weird aupctstitKMl of tbo^vampire.
Themost i^ rent case of iin outcrop of^i he vampiie siqa rstitton ucruired lust^March. George brown, a ica|^ ctable^fanner of Exeter, lost his wile about^eight years ago. his daughter Olive iwo^years lull r. uud his oilier daughter Mercy,^last January, ull dy ing from consumption.^Mr. liiow n s miii Edwin, a young married^man, is also a consumptive. He went^w ith his w ife to Colorado Springs, having^heard of the curative properties of that^place in cases like his, and staid there for^IS mouths, but got no Is-ttcr. Then a long^^ing came to him uial his w lie Iu see again^the pine trees uud the old familial'faces^iu ithode Island, and he cumu back lo^Exeter, his native town.
OnMarch 17, shortly after his return, it^was decided to dig up the bodies of Ins^mother and sisters and MM) if the vampire^were still at work. A physician was^sent for from the village of Wick-^ford, a considerable distunce away.^He came uud made an examina^^tion of the exhiiuieil lushes. In^the heart of Mercy , the lust of those w ho^had died, was found bhssl. The heart^anil lungs of the dead girl were thereupon^burned. How the ashes were MMMMMM ol^was kept u profound secret. Only a few^people were allowed to be present at tIn^^cremation anil uo detailed account of u^cull be obtained, bin ll must baie Im-cii a^weird ceremony on the bleak New Kiiglaud^hillside with tin- M.ii-ch winds blowing^over the desolate country.
The(MmMMT. a pmpaff published in the^Pawtuxel valley, gives an uccount of^another MM of similar nature^which occurred iu the town of pos^^ter, K. I., some years ago. Levi^Young, w ho lived on a tin in in the south^^west conn r of the low u, had a large fam^^ily of boys unit girl-. Some of them dud^young troiii consumption and the others^show ed signs ol the disease. W hen Nancy ,^one of the girls, hail Im-cii dead three^mouths, the Issly was exhumed anil burned^^to kill the vampire.^ while the remain^^ing mcinls'i-s ol the family stood uroiind^and inhaled the smoke. These things^took phu t in the most densely |sipiilulcd^state in the union but among a people liv^^ing ill isolated legions, among whom all^ancient traditions and sii|^rstitious uro^tenacious of life.
^4.111-impression ibal sheriff* are o|e^* I * post si to hanging criminals is all^wrong. The laet is no sheriff fis-ls^that his official life has It. . 11 a success^until he has hanged soimbody. Like the^law yers w ho thinks he Las nut discharged^his duty to his profession until hi- has^written a handbook; like the doctor who^is not sutisfled until he gets one of his^lecture* published in the medical reports;^like the minister w ho grouu* liecuusc he^never attains a bishopric, and like the ,il-^itor w ho mourns MMMMH Ins circulation^bus never surpassed that of his vile con^^temporaries so tin* average sheriff is^never satisfied with his record until he has^strangled otie of his fellow-citizens. That^is the leusou 1 uiu inclined to lie discon^^tented. And vet. I once cunie ueur roucli-^mg thut crowning triumph of u sherill's^existence.
Leimi' tell you ulsuit it. When I was^first elected to ib.it olflee there was a man^iu jail named liuune. lie bail Im-cii con^^victed ttf arson, in the burning of an in^^habited dwelling in the night, ami the^jury, under the statute, gave him bis^choice of hanging or imprisonment |gff^lire.
Dunnehad a strong notion to ucci pt^the hitter alternative, and I had to talk to^him like a gissl fellow to get tin* idea of^further living out of Ins head. I pointed^out to I..in all the MfriMJ of existence : told^him that lite was a ftcetingcircus for mini's^illusion given, anil that he w tadd Is^ a great^deal more comfortable under the daisies^than lie would be struggling round in this^vain ami transitory world. Email)', after^a great deal of bard work. I gut him to say^he'd rather Im^ bung, and the judge, w ho^was a frieutl of mine, to accommodate me.^sentenced him to fs'cxccutod on Eriday of^the same week. Every thing looked fav^^orable, and 1 thought I hud a sure thing of^it. But Ilu line had hi sand. He heard^the carpenters hammering on a frame iu^the juiiy .ml ami la-gun to weaken. 1 told^him it was a new barn 1 was having built,^but he said 1 was a liar.
Then,when be caught me try ing to^measure him w ith a tape line w hi!e lie^was asleep, lo- went all to puces and -aid^he was going to apply for a pardon. I told^him it was Uio late and tried to argue ttie^case wild loot, but ho was us obstinate as
amule. I could not do a thing w ith him.^Talk had no effect on him. and w hen I^went to serenade kin and sang ^Tile^sweet Bye-and-Bye,^ and ^1 Would Sot^Live Always,^ and other songs calculated^to put luni in a proper frame of mind be^only cursed and tore his hair and swore he^would have me iui|s--at In tl. Finally, only^tso days before the appointed lime.^In got some lawyer to go to Spriuglleld for^a pardon or reprieve, and then 1 w as in a^tlx. limine knew I hud no nghi to hung^hiin until 12o'clock meridian Friday, and^lie expected his lawyer would In- back ut^3D minutes after 11 on that day . However,^1 hud the clock put forward a half hour,^and thought by having everything ready I^could work him off while his lawyer was^stopping to take u drink on his way up^from the depot.
Fridaymorning the trigger on the scaf^^fold was working tic-aiitiliill^, ami at 1-by^my clock 1 went up and told I.-in we were^wailing on him. He asked nie it my watch^was not mm fast, and w.inn d to get into a^'^^ug argument with me alKiiit the diffei-^.'tice bt iwocu ( ook county time ami^Springfield time, but I saw what he was^utter and pulled him out liv the leg. 1 hen.^w heu I got him on the trap, he sunt had he^a right to niuke u speech unit 1 had to let^him commence, but I told him to cut it^abort and not to have any repetitious^in it. Well, sir. you can hardly appre^^ciate the low. scheming disposition of that^man Dunne. He commenced away hack^in the dark ages, when the Dunnes, as he^said, were the kings of Iieland, and of all^the irrelevant thrash that ever 1 heard a^man talk his wus the worst. 1 told him^that his remarks had nothing to do w nil^the matter iu hand, but he paid no more^attention to me than though I had been a^wooden mall. 1 la-ant the train w hisile and^the tow n t lock strike 12 aud, although 1^hate to interrupt a mall w liile he is making^a public address, the situate n got so^des|M-rate that I hit the trigger a kick and^Dunne, m the midst of his family gene^^alogy, went sailing tbioiigh the middle of^a hole in the tliMir, and be never brought^up until he took out over seven feet of^aback iu a llrst-elass halter.
Didit kill him. Not much. The infer^^nal knot -I ippi 11 round under his chin and^he swung there us comfortable as a side of^I aeon. I was just getting ready to climb^dow n the rope and see if I could not choke^him l.y standing on bis shoulders when^his lawyer euine galloping up with a |iur-^don. And he got clear off. Yea, clear off.^He is doing work hero now. uud I lo ver^see bun but I think of \Y tilt tier's express^^ive lines:
Ofall sol weird* of tongue or |s-n^1 he saddest are these it might have Im-cii.
Oaiciioo 7/ i6nar.
in*loikr, f^*r the iciiirr.il wan t^ourilii.* in^tht* Hiiiup pluci* h kI hits miii.
Tultii'tUilu tiiii' ut Mil, at alii, i* it.^chut:;! .'^ ^ez Ol. kluitilltr loikf, mchilf.
*.t'^ ruium' me ^-i^ii!^iututii^ii iutoirt ly.^PniH.v,^ i*'* Uo.
11.4*1luck to lift, af ^t^ ufttH-r li'xin' the^lotkea n\ )'^^^, jjiiHT.il,^ im'I I. *'M''i^lio tti-^collld be altll'T nettMi' .1 cli.tuttv at i h^^lari uiu hotiNC. jfilieral.^ Hf 0| hintlli'.
1In-lthum.iI Intiki .l Ii.tritid and tttliorti^and 1 tiaw i^ m-liowl on In* face.
^PaUy,^m-4 he, ^|ili^ut ii* the fuorst^dhuty ot ^ MjjerV
dintr^l,^ s,i\ m I. coining t^^ a aululc*. ^it^i* to Im* ..(titer Kelt in' a foin pin and u Iki^^^av corn male for the commautliti* officer^w hin he Iuim Im-cii li\ in' on hurrud tack an'^i*alt Mffti lor tour waken.
Th.itwilt do, l*a!^y,^ m i he, luckin'^harruder than iver, an* ^^i tainted ag**IU^an* went out. an' the ^tiicra) had fat^\^m fer hii-aUf.ott an' I li wait a r^^p^^|toml ituidu av ^a * day*.^- Iktnut JYrr
HENRYKOE.STEK, who u*cd to he^the steward of tlio \Vhileehu|H*l^eluh, was piMhahly the ItcM col-^h-rtor that ever cut a debtor'* thrikut or^m-uttlrd a tdow*puyiuit* ciiMoiidt. When^Dr. Pavey went to the north pole w ith tin*^(lively ex|KHlit:ou he uu . il Ih-m ^ a quar^^ter for all oyster nlew that lie ale one^lilt*lit in the old clubroouiii in White-^ca|m^l alley. Henry moutied a t/ood deal^over th..t quarter, and tinalJy mad** up hit*^mind that he would get it l^ack again if he^did no other tiUHiiien^ during tho whole^term of his natural life. He asked soma^of the boy* which way Pavey had gone, and^they told him that the rejH^rt thai l'avey^had gone with Greely was a mistake; that,^on tho contrary, he had gone with Stan^^ley to Africa, and that, instead of coquet-^ting w ith walruses and KHquimeau* dogs^in the arctic region*, he was at that time^ogling fat Hottentot ladles and picking up^^old nuggets by the halt hunlicl on die^banks of the Nig^r. When Heury^In ard this he was the better pleased,^because he leatsotitd that it would l^c^a good deal cash r for him to prepare for^a m'atvh tor I'avcy in a hot climate than^in a cold one. Si he w cut to w M k to make^a salamander out of himself, lie usad tws^go up on rool of (ins Hutching**' build^^ing on \m Sail*' street, ami lie around^thereon the hot tile-* under the July sun,^and in w inter time he used to sleep on^feather InmIh l-elnml hot stoves to get him^^self acclimated, as it were, to Africa's^golden strand*.
Well,alsitit the tune he had gotten him^^self in goc*l condition for the Alt nan^search, and was alsuit ready to start, the^lK^ys cam** to him again and told him ili.it^there bad !^*^^^ u a mistake uIkhii that^Pavey business, and that the doctor had^gone with Greeley to the arctics sun*^enough, and was not wiiliiu UNO miles^of Stanley aud the Hoiteiiiots. TIijh^was bud news for Henry, wtio bud gotten^bis cotifttitutiou down ls^l*^w Ma hi hi*,^preparations for the hot country journey,^hut be neicr rduvd for an in^^stant iu his intention. |b* changed^Ins w holo programme. houc\ **r. He^Im :.aii by Hiaiitiuig around tin the Aud^^itorium corner when the January blast*,^came whist'ing over from the uo\erii-^in*^ ut pier: he slept on ici lsugs that ac^^cumulated in tin' harbor in February , and^b^ March he had gro'Ati so toughened that^you could |smr a glut** of Homaii punch^down his ironscr legs without flinching.
Well.Just as be was to start for (ireeri-
landthe bo) s came to him again ami told^him that the arctic explorers, iiicludmu^Pavey, hail gotten back to New York and^had BBM sighted ell Sutid.v Hook. 1 his^information was in the nature of ^nilta^to KoCMter. H^ took a last Irani to New^York, got on a pilot lio.it, and was among^the hist lo Istard the steamer** decks.^Some of Pa\e^*s relatives had preceded^III in uud were alsait to greet their loiiu-^lost sou aud brother, w heu Koestcr stepped^1s t ween.
l^i\Pavey.^ he t^aul. ^there is a MlM^matter of MMHS aysaafa that was over^^looked at ^our departure for the arctic re-^1*ions.^ And dio be get the aptaiMerT^Well, it tdiould be rataarfced that Iu- d'd.^Hcwt^uM not let Dr^. Pai'm-y ki*s bis own^mother until lie had paid over thit S^^rente. And tliat i^ why the Whit^*ehap{^el^boys ull said that H-ur^ K^s^ster was a^good colli etor. ' 'Im -I't'i Urt atd.
YA ^ Hi:\ tlicOki ^olilwrs club bad^1*11*1 gathered, the veteran an-^^^^^^ MMMM thut I'atsy 0*VSM^would tell how he wua made a cor|s^ral.
Itwas aftltf r this manner,^ said l'ata^,^with a itnn : ^We was in licorifio. an' the^at in' we hail been atther liuwug- fur a lutiK^toinie was tliat li.nl. there u as no ti\ in* on^it. Wan aM-tiin' whin wi* had caiii|h-d on^a fair.tin. wid picket* siirriaiudin' the^Iioum an' the .limbics, pert let in' the in-^imy, ex the linys was sayiu,' the Kiiicr'l^stnt for me, for tho niucr'1 an' myself was^from the same town, all' Ol liad wolked^in his nainlen many an' many the da^.
I'hatis it. i;inerul V^ m-z i ii. coiiiitt' to a^salute iu his tent.
I'atsy.^sei lie, ^how are ^cz falin' this^avenin'
Koine, Ciineral,^ se/ (^hut laid luck^to th^ Istaidiii* we're ycttm*.^^^Tliat same here, nt*a*,n M he, sliiuil-
p*.l!l.Great Intcr-I'laiiet.io Trans-^* I* portation enni|iany had opened it*^Saw f'^r hnslllcss. and the |ias-^seuirers bad begun to arrive al the station.^The people were taking these flights^tlmaisli the air to Mars and Venus for^various reasons. There wore a few drum^^mers among i hem from business bouses^more enterprising thau their rivals, but the^freight rates to tho planets are so high^that only the lightest class of gistds can^be sent with profit. Those who made^traveling a pleasure, ami atsiut their only^occu|iation, were out iu force, as usual.^^lilolK' trotters,^ they used to In* called,^fmni their pits-livitics frtnu going round^the only planet with winch tlicy were^familial'at that time. Tle-y went round^and iMiind. ap|Hirt'iitl^ looking lor a place^to Jump off. The Inter-I'lanetarv Trans^^portation company lias rurnisliod them^with a melius of iloiug so now. anil I|h*^^take periislle Itichts to Mars and Venus^instead of rambling through the grave-^^anls ot Lurope. as they did Is-fore the^days of airships, w hich Iravcl with light-^niug-like rapidit^ .
TheifVr'moo- reporter was silting iu tin*^ofllcc of the MM agent w lieu a woman of^no uncertain uu*' came up. She seemed lo^tutembarriisseij anil Itsikcd artMUM u*-r\-^uualy to see if there w as any one near w ben^she approached the IH-ket window. She^:iii|iiii*csl the prii-es ttf iliircii-nt cl.ts.es of^passages lo^fai-s. After much Isatiug^atsiut the litisti iihe uiipiired in a sliywa^^ulsuit the aeas4iii on Mars.
Theiryear is nearly tw ice as loin^ as^ours,*' said llie agent among other thing*.
Ah or you arc sine about that V
Alioiitw hat V
Thatis. am you sure that the year in
Marsis tw ice lis Inli^ as it is heir^ '
Ah-er- urn then that is I siipisasc^a fiersoll wlio is rslliere er would be only^J.'* there'.'
Thecolor came and went in her face as^she askeil this question, and she looked as^eagerly at the face of the agent as if be^were a whole jury whose next words were^to decida wlielhor slw wer^- lo liv.* or die:
Yes,you are riffht, miss.^ lo* said. In titl^^ing bis eyes iijhiii the diagram before linn.
TlienI'll take a |u.ssage on lb^ very^next ship,^ she repliiHl, ^and don*f fall lo^reserve it for inc.^ and she went out with^n radiant smile on her fare. Srv- Yuik
rifOWNlDTHAT WW,^|gJWB4MAT UM1MM mm of an mci-
I^ lieut t*i whi( h I Ml a witiM'ss.^^said Han tVSullivail. list* new*-^paper n-porter. ^It wus in the ^ild ( at bo^^ll*-chinch in Huffalo. There was miiii**^sort ^if a celebiatnai on aii*l the chur* h^was ciowd*-*!. In (ii** luidtt ot die m*rvice^a little old Irishman, w ho v. ^- in the en^^joy no nt ^*f a fortune he h i -1 worked haul^to get, and who war. the lessee of the m*c-^oiid |mw from the trout, entered. He^walked hupM'^Kivel) down the center^aisle, a* becomes a man of in^l*'|m udeut^menns. Cpoii reaehiug hi*^ \n-w he^that ^cveral mrange ladies were **^ciip,\-^ing it. Theie kui ronui for him, but that '^wasn't enough. He pi ace* I one han^l oti^the hack of the front pew, and with a I^wu\e of the oilier **aid iu a voice loud^enough lo Is* le ant all ov**r the church ;
'**f'ome(Hit av that now.*
*Ver^ much surprisod and cimfusetl,^the* ladlcK olx*^eil. and fh'li the^ were^treattnl to another ^eu^atioti hy the le^r^eeV^aai itig!
^Now,in wid \er affaiu. an' make ver-^selves ter liuiiie. lb only wanted ^*^^ ter^know hi w ho ow uc*I the MV
Hewas an (Millie a- thej uiak^* them,^and h^- a* *'^nnp inted his coiuiuand wild^^uch a *^w*'cpiiii: u*^^^ture and w inniuu^Hfiiile that the holies complieil ami the in^^terrupted priest rct^uni^d.^ t 'hwty* j
ISI'KNTth*' lirNt m*\cii year**of my life^in th** .plaint i'otiuectirul town of^Norwich. Th*' anuular Yankees iIm ii-^called it ^Norridgc.** presumably to make^the name rh^ me w it Ii |m^rriilge. just as they^do acussfs ib** wan-r iu the Knulnh * ny^alter w Inch Not w ich i^ iiaiu*il. '1 h*^ tt^w u^is at the bead of the Thames river, near^the old whaling port, V*w l.*^udoti. It ts^eu\iroiicst hy i^*ck\ lull** *iti winch laurel,^sweet fern and inaii^ camp* Mtal Huut'i.^grow. In the middle of the town is a^sort ^rf acro|s^li-. crowned hy a jail, in^^stead of a I'artheiioti. Large ehuu inter-^lac*' their branchen alxive the namm^Ktre* ts. and llehK u ni*re chest nut IMMM^(lotirish tfacp well into the res .deuce por^^tions at several points.
U', memory, because of ui^ tender age^when | lived there, fscongiicd almost en^^tirely to c\ cuts in nn father's houn and^lo the amusing church scenes that wi re^enacted in the white colonial meeting^house, where be preached three tunes^each Sunday- Tii*' ^ hristiuu people there^iu those, days mi niol, in a wa^, to meas^^ure their devotion to the C reator by the^amount of church ipnug the^ tlul. cw-u if^soul** of them dropped peacefully to^^deep after the senium was well under^may.
Oneof the tow n practices is quite indel^^ibly impressed ujhmi my uieinary the^Halloween b ^ntires. I distinctly re-^im-mhcr ls-uiM* dra;g **.l atsiut the streets^and alleys, all uuktiow u lo my mother, b^^an elder brother of voracioiu atu'niion.^We searche^l fur old barrels. All the^ucigh'k^rhood was ransacked u**ek* !-^^fore the glorious night, and barnds wciv^spoken for. If permistion to take them^was iu^t grant***! they m^-terioti^ly dtsap-^|H*ar*il. Thcisc deprvdatum* were car-^rtoti on tiauall) uiuier the etiver of the^night !^^ tli*- big baffl w h* u we little fel-^Ioas were lucketl in our ImhIs.
Theday pi\*4*e^|iUk: Halloween was tilted^with excitement tor tho whole town, par
ticularlyfor the hoy*. Tlie fsirreU were^brought out from their places of conceal^^ment and taken to one of the lulls or to^some broad campus. Then a long pole^was obtained; next tin* barrcla wera^*trurig on th*' pole. It was great fun to^watch all tin*, and often, before the ^rais^^ing,^ the smaller hoys, with much trepida^^tion, used to crawl through th** barrels^from ^^ad to end. V ^ ..-* -1 to ^Mump^^and ^dan*^ ea^ n other to do it. I reincm-^Ikt once of tearing my jacket on a nail^that held me fast until I m arly died of^fright, tin the outside the big boys kicked^and pounded and jeered, hut I made the^trip, although I was white with flour and^black with coal dust when 1 reached the^end.
Atnigbt the tow u turned out to see the^fun. I h*- |*ole hail l^eeii planted mean^^while in ml\ iu the ground and the barrels^tier u|m^n tier teemed to nie to reach al-^^MSt to heaven. A large ^piautity of oile*l^kindlers w a - piled around the inside of the^bottom barrel, and w heu it was dark a big^Is.y would apply a torch. The kindlers^would Baafc up in an iu*;aut. A moment^and the barrels were doitu: scrvica as a^chimney, the inner walls of which were^bla/itig. t lui of th*- top a great sheet of^flame, red and ^ lute. ^ tth a \ eil of black^smoke about it. would veer angrily with^the wind.
Therewas a side i^sue at 11..-Mage of^the tun. Young men made balls of cot^^ton, which were lied into tlriu spheres^with stout tw inc. Th* m- balls wcretheii^staked in some kmdof inflammable mate^^rial ot great volatility. Then they were ig^^nite*!, ft] *h ft and rapid handling it was^possible to play catch with them. These^flaming glots's of tire usil to terrify me.^The^ w lu/i*il through the air iti all direc^^tion'*, carr^ ing a comuict-hko train in^their wake. I would ding with my little^hands to my father's, middle finder, feel^^ing security from harm in that, hut hoping^th* ^ would s*^ou slop.
Itwas not louu h* i'o!*' tin* crowd turned^itsc^esto the I mi reels. The bottom one^would cruiiiUc or -i\ e w av. Then all the^barrels would dmpdow u the length of one^barrel. MMMM up a shower of bright^aajM%i fn^m the battaMts And aa the pro-^cesK w as r^ |m a'etl, drop after dn^p. until^nothing remained but a trum aust, black-^i*tied |sile, and a ~f^il^* of glow ing asher*.^Then the people would Kit home.
Itw as on*' of the trials of my boy hoitfj in^Norwich that iu^ lather always draggetl^mm hi ^me 1^m^. The big (toys w*-re allow *^*!^to do as tle-y rliiMwi' after the tin* was^out and tie- n* \t da^ the tow u look*-il as^it it had )s*eu Mruek by a cyclone. Signs^w ere mixed, horse bl^ s-ks drauifed aw ay,^house* decorated ; and what w asrTt don**^la^ In'VoiiiI the p,co|m^*^f the iiuagilialion of^a crow d of Istys wImmm* minds were l*ent on^iuiache*f. Chwti'jo Tiihunr,
nULAt.UAM*INTK, ^lit.^r of^ttie .t*e//^*-.^**^^^ i'icus.I ity of Mexico,^la a man of the m kl^*st e\|^ehence^that it bus cv*t hM my g*ssl fortune to^meet, says ^Loiterer** m the Philadelphia^/(o/ioivr. He i^ t.ill, light complexioned^and. to oue w ho does not know bis uge,^hsikstoU* about -l* or 4u years old. Hut^be is in reality '-j years old. It was in l.sTT,^wlul^ be was iu Mileage, that he was In^charge of th*1 forces that had been raised^to ijuell the riotous spirits that prevailed^then, ikii only in tliat city, but ail^over the country. He told me that^when dealing with a mob the Itest^and surest \vea|s^u a body of sol^^diers can use is a sabre, and next to that^a buyotiet. ^One can always pick out his^man,^ said he, ^split in* head or run him^through without injuring inuts'eiit out^^siders, as is oft* n th*' c i*e when n volley^is Itred ; but if a shot must Is* tired let the^nun Ih* low.^ Some ^ears agt^ the general^was at i he heat I of a IhmI^ of troops in^* uba. wmA w as m ule a prisoner, tried and^condemned to death, tm the night prc-^cetling the ilav set fe#r his deal h he escaped^b^ jumping into th** ^^ i and sw burning^out into it for more than two tulles. Ho^had a tit-re*' li^hi with -harks newly ull^the way, and when picked up b^ .^ -mall^boat h* was iie.iri.v dead, lb* has hod liar*^row escajs** from tin* man-^*aters ol ttie^jungles of India and from the tierce irit^-s^of wiitl men in Africa. He h.ts also ex*^uericuced the rigors uf an Ar* ti*' w inter,
'Ut lias Ul ire fie*|U^*lltl)umh'r the
torrid beat ol ^s|uat*^nal summers, and^w it Ii all the-e w idely \ ari^*d ex|^eriences^he is not a vain man. \^ he sa^s: ^What^is the Use *d Im-iiiu aii^rv or worried about^anytldngV I could mutle and run a man^through just as well a^ siude and ihu at^allot h 'i ' - hand.
ULJAMKS t'ti\ of this place
dieda nt I was buried some^w^*'ks since. It was tlmught^that the old lad^ had considerable wealth.^l^r. \N iliiaiu riiompson. of dit** plaee, v ,^s^apiHuntetl as admiu:strator, but a careful^m an h for mom y or valuable pap* is was^fruith -s, uud hu the legal olhce of th** .el-^iniuistrator was a short one. The prop^^erty occupied by Mrs. ( o\ prior to her^death was rented to L. T. Sun*, an em-^ploye in the li.-ii.el sIum' factory'^ who oc*^cupied the house. The talk ot bup*K**ed^wealth had about die*I out when an uu*^Know u man appeared in town thi^ week.^He gave his name as \V. \V. Moreland,^ami claimed h*' tuttl eom^^ from \\',ishing-^ioli tertitory to rectn er a fortu ilo left^b) Mrs. t't^^.
II;.first una c was to cause the arrest of^tin* tenant of the house L. T. Stills ^^u^the i-bulge of appropri.ittuu g*^hl ami sil^^ver coin found in various places at*tut tha^house, w her*- ii had b^-cu i*^i*tx^ted by Mrs.^t'o\. Kttnu admit tad having found sev-^eiitv-itu* *-tloii.us of Spanish t**^in of ttie^d ue o! |si l, hut ^a^ h In- tbd not know w ho^to retut n it in, ts to** ow net's Suns says^this was all ih** com ever found. Moie-^Iand ev ideiitiv ihinks that there is a ft*r-^tune planted about the pi-nii-.es, ami^threatens to bring suit against certain^parties who, lu^ claims, are planning to^keep the Iraaal heirs ttf Mrs. Co*, liviug iu^Brown and t lerinout counties, out of^jtC't*'- There is eoUttiilerable speculation^as to the form of the alleged fortune^claimed b^ Moreland, unless it Is coin or^oilier valuables known or trelieved to have^lieeii secreted wniii'tt her** about the- prem^^ises now occupied by Sims.^ H*tK*i [O.i^,/i../i*jvA to Cincinnati Lfntmtrvial.
Inin.ui ulVuo attire she *ti^^^l,
Amsldcii fair to set*.^Ait'l the wards that fell frutn her ^oft llpa
\\ere fair as words could be.
Kor^esrs sin* it loved hlui with a U^*#e
V much as she oeuld stand.
'I'w ;l* leap xe.tl ii.iw . Aiui s^e^^||e cam*)
Ami.iM.nl lum far his Maud.
Tle inum; man tiUislusl,siiilsho*ikbu^ hea^i,
aidlie ^I in much sfruid^I ceiikl net w*h! a ^.rl who sears
Auei'ktle ri.4) nuwte.
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