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LONDON BRIDGE. Proud and lowly, beggar and lIrd, Over the bridge they go, Rlage and velvet, fetter aerd sword, Poverty, pomp and woe. Who will stop but to laugh and Jri.,TT Ft-lfis calling, and selfis king i JW!. welep at the beggar's grave ? Cruot. they pray for, but l.v,- they crave. Beggar and lord, Fetter aud sword, Prison and palace, shadow and sun, Velvet nLd rags, $o the world wage, Until the river no more th dl ran Sp. r:le, river, merrily roll ! Laugh with the gay and bright; Who will care for the weary soul Under the arch to-night? Who waill pity her, who will save? Never a tear the cold world gave? Down there in the rolling Thames God till pity what man condemuns. Yelvet and raga, So the world wage, Priaon and palace, shadow and sun, Fett red and free, So shall it be, Until the river no mort shall run. -fTemulpe Bar. NEARLY BURIED ALILE. In this Journal for October, 1878, un der the heading "Nearly Buried Alive," are narrated two or three instances of narrow escapes from interment before the proper time, and which occurred on the Continent. Such occurrences, says a correspondent, to whom we are indebted fir the following experiences, are by no means unknown in this country, even though burial seldom follows closely upon death, for in my limited circle in a comparatively obscure country town I have met with several such, and I doubt not that other cases could be adduced which should at least teach that special case should be taken to prove that the supposed corpse is really dead. The following account was given me by the son of a lady who was within a few hours of being consigned to the grave upon the supposition that she was dead. This lady, the wife of a captain in the royal navy, and in the middle of life, had for a considerable time been a scource of great anxiety to her husband and family from failing health, and the household' ha:d removed from the neighborhood of London into a notedly salubrious part of Devonshire, hoping that a milder climate would have a beneficial effect upon the invalid. Their hopes were however, dis appointed, as no improvement in the health of the patient took place; and both husband and family felt that in a very short time their house would be in va:ded by death, and they would have to mourn the loss of the beloved one. The decline of the patient was gradual in the extreme: one stage of weakness after arother was reached, till at last the ap p4'etut transition came, and Mrs.----, to all appearance, died. It was midwinter when this happened, the weather very cold ; and as the house occupied by the family was remote from some of the friends and relatives who were invited to attend the funeral, which was to take place about a week after the supposed death, these were requested, or found it necessary, to reach Captain- 's resi dence the evening before the day ap pointed for the interment of the lady. Having reached the house of mourning,, they adjourned to the chamber of death, and gazed upon the lifeless form of her whom they had so long revered and loved. Dinner was served, and a sad, doleful meal it was. As usual they went to the drawing-roomt after dinner, the bereaved father and husband accompanying them, and there they occupied themselves in recalling the varicus traits and excel lencies of the departed. Whilst engaged in this manner, the room door was vio lently opened, and the footman, apparent ly as horror-stricken as a man could be, entered, exclaiming: "If you please, sir, Missus' ghost is walking 1" Captain - immediately left the room again, taking the footman, very much against his will, with him. .Shut tig the door, and enjoining the occu pants not to follow him, as he -would be back quickly, he at once crossed the hall and ascended the stairs, with the intent ion of going to the room where his de ceased wife. as f~c supposed, was lying in her coffin ; but on turning into the corrid or or passage at the top of the stairs, his courage was severely tested, for in his way there stood a figure clad in thb habiliments of the grave j yet, although mtuch startled, he was equal to the occa sion, and addressing the figure, said: "God bless me, Mary," (his wife's name) "whlat are you doing here ?"' His wife-for it was his wife, and no ghost-auswered very faintly : "Oh, take ume to the fire, I am nearly frozen." lie immediately got a blanket, wrapped it around her, and to the consternation of the servants, took her into the kitchen, where their was a large fire burning ; and soon with warmth, assisted by a very sparing administration of warm liquid, vital heat was restored. When Captain -- returned to the drawin:g room, it must be suppose'l he found the company ir. a great state of excitemeut, which was not at all dimin ished by his statement of what had occnrred; and nothing but an interview with the supposed deceased lady would convince them that they had not a very few hours before seen her actually a corpse. And shte, strange to sr-y, despite the shock of finding herself where sbhe was and all arrayed for the grave, (for Ahe was couscious o. having clambered VOL. V OA1879. NO3, VFORT V.FORT BENTON1 M. Tj. --P--`- J__ N - - 879._ __ __ - - ~ _____~ I ^__ ____ ---L _______ __N03 out of the coffi), and the full naration of particulars by her husband, and the con- - sequent knowledge of the very narrowe escape from premature burial she lad experienced-she soon recovered much of her lost health and strength, and lived several years before she really died. It is scarcely necessary to add that the mourning friends were soon changed to joyous ones, and that the attendance of the undertaker, with his funeral appli ances, was dispenced with. I was not told what was the opinion ofa the medical attendant upon this extraor dinary occurrence , but as the son of the lady who, as I stated before, told me of the circumstance, is now in England, and I hope to see him, I intend to take the opportunity of making full inquiries on this head. I may add that the mention of the matter was most repugnant to the lady in question, and any allusion to it was carefully checked by every member of the family. The preceding account was narrated to me as I have described, after I had been telling my friend of the case which I now proceed to relate, and as corroba ratire of the opinion that I then expressed to him that many persons were really buried alive. This occurence, the sub ject of which approached a step nearer the grave than the one just recited, hap pened to a man whom I knew well, and who was in business for several years in the town in which I reside ; after which he left my neighborhood and started in business in a town in the west of Eng land, and for some months I heard noth ing of him ; in fact he had passed from my mind. But I chanced to be spend ing my annual holiday on the South Devon coast, and one day had arranged to proceed to Dartmouth, in order to go up the Dart to Totness and view, as I have done several times before, the beautiful scenery which opens up to the traveler as he journeys the whole of the way between the two before-named places. Having accomplished so much of the programme marked out, I determined to return to my seaside lodgings by the rail way instead of going over the same road I had traveled in the morning; and to do this I went to the Totness station of the South Devon Line, and whilst waiting there for a train to take me to my desti nation, the down train from. Loudon ar rived ; and upon looking across the line I recognized as one of the passengers, as the train drew up, a lady from my own town, and who, when at home, lived exactly opposite me, and I knew she was an intimate friend of the person to whom I have alluded. I went to the back of the train, crossed the line on to the other platform and introduced myself to the lady, of course, remarking how strange it was that two neighbors, with out any arrangement for the Durpose, should meet two hundred miles away from their respective homes. She told me the occasion of her taking this long journey was a painful one, and that she was going to the home of Mrs. -, the wife of our late fellow townsmen. He was serious ill, and his wife had written her that she was b!arly exhausted by anxiety and the fatigies of niirsiig ;nd that she, my neighbor, was proceeding to assist as well as she could, by her pres ence and help in the sick household. This was the explanation of our meeting so long a distance friom home. The train moved on ; and I heard nothing more of any of the persons al luded to until I reached my own home at the expiration of my holiday, when upon inquiry I found that Mr. - was still very ill, and there was no hope of his recovery and that in all probability a few days must briHg about a conclusion of the matter by the death of the sufferer. I lost sight of the circumstances then for a week or two, having business calls away from town to attend to; but on my second return I saw the father of the lady whom I had met on the train at Totness, ands who had so generously gone to help her friend in `her trouble : and upon ask him what news of Mr. -, he told me that his daughter was still . there, and that Mr. -, although still alive and fast re covering his usual health, had to all ap pearance died ; that a coffin was made, and the supposed corpse placed in it; and that upon the arrival of the day ap. pointed for the fuueral, and at the time for making the latest preparation for removing the bier, the undertaker's maWi proceeded to screw the lid upon the cof tin, when, to the consternation of the workman, he saw the body move and attempt to turn over. After his first fright, the man saw that he was in the presence of life and not death, and rend ered what assistance was necessary to enable the prisoner to escape from his perilous position. The supposed dead man gradually recovered consciousness; but his surprise and horror were great , as he was fully sensible, before the habili meats of death could be removed from his person. The crisis being past. comparative health and strength soon came; and much to the joy of wife and friends, he was ai.)e o noun ent-cr i ,¶. and concr2:s. Since t!he errit ijust ,e cribed. Mr . --- has thoro%;h.l recovered, but has no riemembrance whatever of the in tervening days between his supposed death and resuscitation. [The practical application of the fore going cases is that every one should learn to know how to distinguish actual from supposed death ; and that whera in certain cases there lingers doubt as to the final release from life, the apparently dead should have the benefit of the doubt.] The following are the chief signs of actual death: The arrest of the pulse and the stop page of breathing. No movement of the chest-no moist breath to dim a looking glass placed before the mouth. These stoppages of pulse and breath may, however, under certain conditions be reduced to so low an ebb that it is by no means easy to decide whether or not they are completely annihilated. Cases too have been known in which the patient had the power of voluntarily sus pending these functions for a consider able time. The loss of irritability in- the muscles (a fact which may be readily ascertained by a galvanic current) is a sign of still greater importance than even the apparent stoppage of the heart or the breath. The contractile power of the skin is also lost after death. When a cut is made through the skin of a dead body, the edges of the wound close; while -a similar cut made during the life presents an open or gaping appearance. An important change termed the rigor mnortis takes place after death, at varying periods. The pliability of the body ceases, and a general stiffness ensues. This change may appear within half an hour, or it may be delayed for twenty or thirty hours, according to the nature of the disease. It must, however, be borne in mind that rigor mortis is not a con tinuous condition ; it lasts from twenty four to thirty-six hours, and then passes away. It commences at the head and trunk, and then in the lower extremeties, and disappears in the same order. One of the most important of the various changes that indicate death is the altered color of the surthee of the body; Lirid spots of various sizes occur from local congestions during life; but the appearance of a green tint on the skin of the abdomen, accompanied by a separation of the cuticle or skin, is a certain sign that life is extinct. To these symptoms may be added the half-closed eyelids and dilated pupils ; and the half closed fingers. These facts, which we have gleaned from the best authorities, may perhaps be :t :orne time or ,,thier o! p r aeti-al uI -- -;u ,.. 1" :, d -s," - h' He Walked Apropos of the recent walking tourna ments in the Colliseunm building, the fol lowing incident may be related : At an early hour a man who had an eye brimful of confidence in himself en tered an up town restaurant, kept by `a man di io takes- an interest in manly sports, and thus began : "My name is Shaw. I have just arrived. In case I can raise sufficient interest in this city I propose to walk 1,000 miles "Call again-very busy-see you later -got to go right over the river l" said the restaurant man as he got away out of sight. The man Shaw didn't seem greatly surprised at this reception, and his chin was still high as he walked into a bill poster's establishment and asked : "Can you do some posting for me ?" "Oh, yes. There's scarcely a month in the whole year that we don't post up at least one dodger for some one or other," was the reply. "I may want to put out 10,000 three sheet bills next week, " observed Mr. Shaw; "I propose to begin here to at tempt to walk 1,000 miles in-" "All our boards are secured for two months ahead," interrupted the porter with terrible earnestness, and he at once began to sweep the floor with a dry broom. Mr. Shaw coughed and went out. The store of confidence in his eye had been reduced about one half, but he had a good card left. Making his way to a tobacco nist's store, whose.shop is the headquart ers for lovers of horses, dogs, dumriells, and athletic sports, he purchased a cheap cigar, and casually observed to the crowd : "Gentleman, my name is Shaw. 1 was thinking if a hall could be secured on favorable terms I would make the at. tempt to walk "W\ait ! " shouted every man in the room in chorus, and in less than fifty seconds all had filed out and gone their ways. Then the tobacconist reached down for _his shot-gun, crying out that Mr. Shaw had driven away four of his best customers, buit before he could use it ,, ro oa:, r f ioi ,i u street Iat just one :note. and Ls aceiived a grand success. -.,amil. SIFTINd S. It is better to stick to your work than to trust to luck. New Yorkers actually eat cold aspara bus for breakfast. Georgia will have splendid grain and cotton crops this year. Pleasure sanctions the excesses for bidden by Prudence. A Worth court dress costs at least $300 exclusive of lace. Blackberries are as thick as thieves in Avoyclles parish La. St. Joseph, Mich., pays its night police man 42 cents per night. A Mississippi .farmer plowed up a Spanish coin dated .1,300. Butter is selling in some North Caro lina towns at 1Oc a pound. Corpus Christi, Texas, has a paper called the Bull Dog. It is popular among the fancy. Atlanta, Ga., has thirty-nine miles of wire in the telephone service. Numerous canker worms are searing the orchard tops in New England. ' Potato hugs are'stalking with an inde scrible air through Ogemaw, Mich. "Amsterdam" was Garrison's favorite hymn and was sung at his funeral. A d'ary of his misdeeds was found on a tonish chicken thief at Kalamazoo. Two IIillsdale, Mich., children have died of morphine giveu for quinine. The Kansas torlr.do's path is as visible as the track of a reaper among wheat. A Lexington, 0, man fell down the I steps of a hotel and "broke his brains." Mayor Cooper, of New York, has been i fined for using water without a permit. I A thoughtful invalid took a cofflin along when he went from Boston to Florida, Sarad his body returned in it. Nineteen out of every twenty of the baptized male children of the South, born of white parents, are named Jeff Davis. A calf in Saratoga county, N. Y., saved its veal by '-eing born without eyes or ears ; and is now assured a soft living in a museum all its days. Georgia has made her first shipment of peaches North. They were in crates and brought in New York $1 50 a a , which we think was a crate Jeal. Farmers in Whitfield county, Ga.,raise rye eight feet high, at which they I exultingly exclaim: "How's this for rye ?" A man named sheep died out in Ne 1 braska, and not one of the papers in that 1 State had sense enough to say anything SabLnat "the lato Ilab-eanted.'' i is il. n..:A to shll ice in Philadelphil ojn SudI.la.y-, accorudiWng to a State law! mad. in 17l4, prohibiting the sale of worldly gouds oon the Lord's day. Naomi was 580 years old when she - married. There will never be another ease on record that will approach it, be i cause no woman will ever own up to any Sthing like that age. The correct style of things now before s entering upon the married state is to have g one's blood examined by a microscopist. If either party carries an inferior style of .gore the marriage should be stopped. a On Decoration Day in New York, s while thegraves of General Dix and others were being decorated, the bells of r Trinity church chimed twenty-five differ eat hymns. ent nymns. Symptous of paralysis have become so apparent in Col. Tom Scott, now travel ling in Europe, that it is said he can never again fulfil the important duties of president of the Pennsylvania road. A beautiful carrier pigeon fell exhaust ed inte a Broad street yard the other day. The bird evidently belonged to some of the flocks that were let fly at Chambers burg, Altoona or Newport quite recently for New York and Philadelphia, and losing its way flew until exhausted and fell to the ground.-Ex. A Yorkville husband, whose excuse, "at the lodge," had become ineffectual in accounting for 2 a. m. returns nightly, tried a new plan the other evening. Going in quietly tand undressing, he com menced rocking the cradle by the bed side, as if he had been awakened out of a sound sleep by infantile cries. He had rocked away for a few moments, when his wife, who had silently observed the whole proceeding, said : "Come to bed, you fool ; the baby isn't there." It is not often that an entire city is offered for sale, but just now there is a fine chance for some ambitious speculator at Marsala, Scicily, which is now on the market. It is famous for its wines, and its 35,000 inhabitants have posted on its walls the announcement that they wish to dispose of it because unable any longer to bear the burden of taxation that is laid upon them. The name mea ns "Port of God," and here is in opportunity for somebody-*ith vast estates but no title to exchange some of the one for consider able of the other. Lt J---- ..E ""' t- ..-:-"i. L... J L. J 2:**5 ..t1. Hotel and Restaurant. ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN JOHN H. EVANS, Proprietors. iMeals at all housr of the day or night KLEINSCHMIDT & BRO. ITaviri removed to our new house, where we have nmple rooni to show our very large stock ofgoods, consisting of all kinds of (Groceries, F lour, A Produce, I ViWnes A" Liquors Tobacco and Se egaris, Blankoets, an.d Stiaple Clothing for JIWen's IVear. We are now prepared to se&! the above, and oiler inducements to buy ers never before to be obtained in Benton. We earnestly advise every buyer to be sure to call and examine our facilities, as well as our stock and prices, befbre purchasing elsewhere. We are the LARGEST NERCANTILE FIRN IN ]MONTANA TERRITORY, flaving branch houses at Helena, Deer Lodge and Batte Cities. We will hereafter do a general Forwarding and Commission business. Having the ONLY FIREPROOF BUILDING IN BENTON for storage purposes, we offer superior inducements to shippers. Parties in any portion of the Territory desiring to ship goods via Fort Benton will find it to their interest to consult us at Benton or any of our branch houses. We will contrect for shipments of Ore, Wool and Hides from any Town in the Territory to any part of the United States. We buy and sell all kinds of Country Produce,-Buffalo Robes,Furs, etc. SR.S. TINGLEY. CLARK TINGLEY % y r TINCLEY BROTHERS' t WIOIOLESAIE, & E~BETAIL4 NMEAT IMARKET, F ront Sft., :For>t mBenton. re of Beef, YVe , Mutton, Pok' G me, Fish & Icee o STOCK & BEEF CATTLE FOR SALE. We keep a first class establishment and sell at the very lowest 1- Market rates. Goods delivered to anypart of city free of the charge 1 esl t- W. S. WETZEL, J. D. WEATRTERWAX W. S. WETZEL & CO., id FORT BENTON, MONTANA TERRIT'Y e, -Do' T EEAL'EI LTT in ]: Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, & Clothing STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES d ýa FURS & PELTRIES. wholesale Dealer in WINES, LIQUORS AND SEGARS. S BHELF HARDWA, TOOLS CUTLEIRY, STo1TL' isTINWARE, CROCKERY ANDGLAWARE, TOYS NOTIONS,AND TOILET ARTICLES. I Drugs, Patent Medicines Saints and Oils STORAGE, FORWARDING & COOMMISSION, RATES OF SUBSCt'3 ?T. .. (In .ldJce T ) n o Copy, one .tar............ 0' Copy. six L rttli·h. .................. ,-, no Cop'!" three lllx tthi . ............ii. neck........ne m ont.... .............. :t (,1 y. t ! n t -. . ... . SINGLE ('OPItEk'r T\ENTY FIVE t`ENT, COSMVIOPOLITAN HtOTEL. 4.os. 37 & 39 Main ÷treath SELEUm 3J0fWAB & ZIjil ; 1'IAIv Proprietor., MASSENA BULLARD, goame kownecslýrat ` t Will Practice anId HIake Collections in aln Parts of the Territory. 3. J. DONNELLY,i Attorney at Law, FORT BENTON, M. T. Prompt Attention Given to Collections. SHOBER AND LOWRY, Attorneys at Law and Collecting Agent .. IIELENA,, M. T. Jackson Street near Wood Street. J. W. WHR]CEE OCK, PHYSICIAN & SUR( EON Offers his pro fconal ser\ices to the citizens of Fort Si aagan's Drug Store, iA BAKERY, John H. Gamble, PROPRIETOP, MAIN STREET, FORT EENTON, M. T, WTe beg to inform our friends and tho public generally, that we are now pre pared to supply families or others with bread and pastry of all kinds, which we warrant to be first class. ORDERS DELIVERED. BENTON STABLES JAMES CASSTDY, JAM1FS M DInvITT Casidy & NDevitt Feed, Livery ca ýo. Stable SIORSES BOATRDIED ; ThE DAY OR WEEL Dlay anId N.i, H'-rd. SADDLE HORSES, LIGCHT AND HEAVY TURNOUTS urnished on short notice an l at rea sonable rates. HOT SPRINGS! Four Miles From Helena. This popular resort has recently bee1n fitted up, and now.offers superior aecom + modations for families and others wishing to avail themselves of the benefits of the Springs. HENRY HAUPT, Proprietor. GUIDES AND TURNOUTS For Travelers and Touri.ts firnished by 28 - Mile Spinxgs, BENTON ROAD. hioe Helena and Benton Stage Line will ,ve passengers at the Springs, where •xperienced guides and substantial vehi :les will be furnished parties desiring t4 isit the Great Falls of tl.e M rsouri.