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Baton Rouge tri-weekly gazette & comet. [volume] (Baton Rouge, La.) 1865-18??, April 23, 1868, Morning, Image 1

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OFFICE ON THIRD STREET, OPPOSITE TÄE BRANCH OF THE LOUISIANA STATE BANK
(»VOL. L.
BATON JROUGE,, LA., THURSDAY MORNING,- APRIL 28, 1868.
NO. 83.
professional cards.
JAMS 0. p0qoa -d. *■ calliha*
FUÛUA & CALLIHÂM,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
OFFICE IN THE BRICK BUILDING,
Ol« doos EIST or TBE POSTOFPICI,
Baton Rouge, Lh
WILL oratio« I d the Court« of the Parishes o.
But and Weit Baton Rouge, Iberville and
■act and Weat Feliciana.
aprS
■▲ml. p. greves. th08l b. dupel!}
' GREVES & DUPBEE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Florida Street, »ear Third,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
WILL PRACTICE In East and West Baton
Rouge and adjoining parishes. feb!8
J. Wesley Burgess,
ATTORNEY -A.T LAW,
Office next door to hi» Residence,
CORNER CHURCH AND CONVENTION ST8.,
f e b26 Baton Ronge, La.
B. E. OHANEY,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
f. raayT BATON ROUGE, LA.
C. D. FATROT,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
—and—
NOTARY PUBLIC,
Baton Ro uge, La.
WILL practice in the Pariahe« of East and West
Bat jn Rouse and Iberville.
Prompt attention will be given to the oolleotion
• fall claims, note« and account«.
dov2—t
R. W. MICKERBOCKEBT
Attorney at Law and Claim Agent,
Coa. T hird and N th B oolevard S ts.,
BATON KOUGE, LA.
WILL practice iu the «everal Court« of the Fil th
Judicial District and in the Supreme Court
•f Louisiana.
Particular attention paid to the settlement of
■uccessions.
He has also made arrangements in New Or
leans and Washington City for the successful pros
•oution and collection of Claims against the Gov
ernment.
A. I. read - w. h. ooodale
READ & GOODALE,
Attorneys and Counselors at La*,
OFFICE IA PIKE'S BOW,
oni DOOR CAST or MATOa'S OFF10«,
Baton Rouge, La.
PROHPT attention given to the collection of all
claims. aug^8-y
B. N. HART ». I. BBBBBT
HART & HEBERT,
BANKERS,
DEALERS IN
EXCHANGE, BONDS, STOCKS, COIN,
UNO OR RENT NOTES, ETC.,
OFFICE ON THIRD STREBT,
B et W ien M aui and L aurel ,
apr26-ly BATON ROUGE, LA.
Dr. Tbosi J. Builiugton,
RESIDENCE- LAFAYETTE STREET,
Office on North Boulevard,
OMJt DOOR IAÜT or MAJ. A. M. SUNN'S LAW OFFICÏ.
HAVING returned to reside in town, offers hi«
professional services to the citizens of this
city and country. ' febl9-y
Dr. A. H, Mears,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON,
Office at his residence on Africa Street,
BATON ROUGE, LA. '
ECBPROTFULLY offers hi« professional serv
ices to the inhabitants of this city and ol
the parishes of East and Weat Baton Rouge.
jaa#-y
OR. KRATZ,
OFft'ICE ON LAVKE STREET,
CORN BR OF FIFTH 8TREET,
JanM-tf BATON ROUGE, LA.
DR. H. B. HARTMAN,
OFFICE at his'residence on St. Ferdinand
itreet, between Africa and Government.
To be found at ail other times at his residence
unless when protasslonaliy eneaged. [jan24]
DR. WILLIAM REYNAUD,
Offers hit professional lervlces to the publico!
Baton Rouge and vicinity.
OFFICE ON CHURCH STREET,
The «ame heretofo r e occupied by Dr. R. H. D at
apr3-8m
G. W. BUCKNER,
Jostiee of the Peace and Notary Publie,
SECOND WARD,
OFFICE ON LAUREL STREBT.
<Lately occupied by Fuqua A Kilbourne,)
may2« BATON ROUGE, LA.
JOSEPH TROSKALOWSKI,
Surveyor and Civil Engineer,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
Sc
junel
jQlDERS left at Galette and Comet office will re
eaive prompt attention.
JACOB PIPER,
CABINET-MAKEK,
REPAIRER & UNDERTAKER,
Main St., Piper & Bradford's old'stand,
BATON ROUQE, LA.
ÎflURNITURK manufactured and repaired to
order at short notice. Metallic Case«, Wal
*mt Coffin«, Trimmings, Ac., on hand. sep3
business cards.
DR T D T L T M C KITRICK,
JDEISTTAX. SURGEON,
OFFICE ON LADBEL STREET,
BATON ROUGK, LA.
Teeth extracted without
PAIN, by the electric forceps—
a new way of applying electricity.
Thia is a perfectly safe remedy,
Deducing no bad effects—the most delicate con
stitution« are rather benefited than injured by
it. Let the suffering people come and givt it a
trial. The poor caa have th"ir teeth extracted
free of charge, if they »re not able to pay. feblB.
Dentistry, Dentistry.
DRS.D. L. A D. STOCKING hav
ing permanently located in
Baton Bouge, offer their profes I
sional service« to the citizens of
this city.
Office Corner of Church and Laurel St«.'
0pp08itb TBK hithodist church.
Together with our many patrons throughout this
State, we have the pleasure of referring io the fol
lowing gentleman:
Judge E. C ooley.
Judge F. H. F akbab .J - Poiute Coupee.
A. P bovoste,
Col. J ohn 8. S cott , I w Feliciana.
Mr. J. S cott S mith , j
Mr. J ofthua B eal, 1
J. W. D upre , M. D.,
H. B. H artman , M.D. ! R , nn r.
Mr. J. C. B oqkl , ^ Baton Rouge.
Dr .R. H . D at, I
W. H. N. M aqruder. J apr2-y
I Poit
ed.d. obeatbam.... wm. j. waltek
CHEATHAM & WALTEK,
Auctioneers, Collectors, Real Estate
—and—
GENERAL AGENTS,
R o om s at B ogbl's O lu S tand,
Baton Rouge, La.
PIOMPT attention «i»en to the sale of Real
Estate and Merchandise apriM
edward riedel. gb.irqk pletzeb
RIEDEL & PLETZER
HOUSE, SIGN AND ORNAMENTAL
PAINTERS,
Glaziers and Paper Hangers,
MAIN STREET,
( U nder O dd F ellows ' H all),
Baton Rouge, I.a.
HAVING REMOVED OUR SHOP from Third
to Main street, between Lafayette and
Tnlrd—we beg leave to announce to oar friends
and the public generally, that we are better ore
pared than ever to undertake any jobs in our lin
of business, with a full stock of
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, (all sizes).
All orders will be promptly attended to.
All orders sent through the Post Office, wil
meet immediate attention. majlO-y
LEVI KELLUM
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER,
GLAZIER, PAPER HANGER,
WHITE WASHES & WALL COLOREE
Cor.Lafayette and Main 8»s.,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
WOULD respectfully inform the public, that hi
is now prepared to execute, at the sbortesi
lotice, all work that may be entrusted to him in
his line, at the lowest c .sh prices.
Hi« long acquaintance in this community ren
ders it unnecessary to refer, except to his previous
engagements. apr26-ly
Fred. Funke,
CABINET-MAKER
REPAIRER & UNDERTAKER,
Lafayette Street, bet. Main and Laurel.
BATON ROUQE, LA.
METALLIC COFFINS kept constantly sn
hand. une%7
BATON ROUGE MARBLE WORKS.
J. SMOLLEN & Co.,
MANUFACTURERS 07
Tombs, Monuments,
HEAD-STONES, MANTELS, ETC.,
Main Street,
apr26-Iy BATON ROUGE, LA.
CHARLES RUSTON
Wheelwright, Blacksmithing
—AND—
HORSE-SHOEING
At hit old stand, near the Catholic Cemetery.
I
,0
S WELL SUPPLIED with materials and com
petent workmen to execute all work in bis
line in a superior manner and with dispatch.
He respectfully solicits a trial of his skill and
workmanship trom all in need of such services
febl 6-y
F. E. PRUYN,
Carpenter, Gin Wright k Press Builder,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
IS PREPARED to undertake work in his line
and proffers every assurance thai he will exe
cute any contract or Job work with diai atch and
give satisfaction. Orders mav he left frr aim at
his work shop, two Rtreets from St Ferdinand
street, near the Asylum (the Gran ipré residence
janlO
JAMES MoVAY,
ARCHITECT & BUILDER,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
tjU Orders left at Wie Hardware Store, opposite
the Bank Building, on Third street, will be
promptly attended to. Julyl-y
WASHINGTON HOTEL,
John G ass, Proprietor,
OPPOSITE ACADEMY BAI.L,
St. Louis street BATON ROUGE, LA.
flg§_The best of Wines, Liquors and Cigar«
kept at the Bar. uly22~tf
business cards.
Fernanda Vasque»,
PRODUCE BROKER,
and dkalib in
HAVANA AND DOMESTIC CIGARS,
SMOKING & CHEWING TOBACCO,
Meerschaum and other Pipes
SNUFF, CIGAR CASES,
STATIONERS', CUTLERY, ETC.,
Corner of Third and Florida Streets,
Jan5 BATON ROUGE, LA.
JOSHUA BEAL,
Corner Third and Convention Streets
BATON ROUGE, LA.
general dealer m
WESTERN PRODUCE,
FAMILY A PLANTATION SUPPLIES,
School Books,
STATIONERY, FANCY COODS
—and—
NOTIONS GENERALLY.
PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.
0J~ Term»*Cnsh. iulyl
NICHOLAS WAX.
dealer in
FAMILY GROCERIES
And
PLANTATION SUPPLIÉS,
iVEST OF COURT HOUSE SQUARE
ieb6 B atoh Rouai, L a.
S. MENDELSOHN,
—Dealer in—
Groceries, Provisions, Wines,
LIQUORS, TOBACCO, CIGARS
—And—
FAMILY & PLANTATION SUPPLIES'
Cor. Lafayette & Florida St«..
jyl baton rouge, LA
JULIUS C. BOGEL,
Auctioneer and Commission Merchant,
OFFICE AND 8ALE8-R001I :
No. 7 WAIN STKËET .....No, Ï
REGULAR SALE DAYS-I
WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS.
I n asd O ct D oor S ales P romptly A ttssdkd to.
Consignments of Emery Description Solicited.
A. BLUM, Agent,
dealer ib
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
EATS, BOOTS, SHOES,
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS,
—And—
PLANTATION SUPPLIES,
Corner Africa and St. Napoleon Sts,
HAVIN i 'list returned from New Orleans with
>i full and fresh asi-ortin-nt of the above Goods, 1
am now better prepared than ever to meet the
*.mts of my customers, and the public generally
at reduced prices, so low as to defy competition.
Come one, come all.
And civ« A. HLtJKaoall declfl
E 3 O S T
tit the JYeivs Mßepot,
at the
OFFICE,
—may bi bad—
The Latest Weekly Newspapers,
PERIODICALS,
MONTHLY MAGAZINES, NOVELS,
SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY,
septS (f-c., <£#., rfc.
BAUMSTARK'S
GROCERY AND VARIETY STORE,
Main Street, Corner of Ciiarcb,
BATON ROUGE, LA'
HATING permanently located at the above
stand and opened a FAMILY GROCERY
(Od VARIETY STORE, our old friends end ens
lumers are respectfully solicited to give us a call.
No pains will be spared to accommodate those
who will favor me with a shareof their patronage
Sept7-y
M. GRANARY,
DEALBB IK
Western Produce, Family Groceries
-AND
PLANTATION SUPPLIES GENERALLY.
BEGS LEAVE to INFORM his FRIENDS and
the public at large, that he will keep on
hand fresh and full supplies Of all article« In the
provision line, which he will sell on term« to ittit
the cash ba«i* of trade. A liberal share of pat
ronage is respectfully solicited, at bi* stand on
Third street. jnlyl
BUSINESS CÀRDS.
C, F, RABENHORfiT, ^
Cabinet - Makers Upholsterer
—asd—
UNDERTAKER,
Corner of Church and Laurel streets,
(formerly A. Baum« tark's stand,)
BATON ROUGE, LA. ,
M etallic and Woooia Cornus constantly on
hand, and furnished to ordar at the Shortest
notice. % jimeS3-y
JIJST RECEIVED
a fine assortment of
BUILDERS' AND HOUSEKEEPERS'
HARDWARE,
—ASD—
. . . ' I-jlli
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS,
OONSISTINO OF
STORE, DOOR and other LOCKS, of all kind«
STRAP, T and BUTT HINGES
DOOR and SHUtïÉR BOLTS.
MILL and HANDSAW FILES.
RIP, PANNEL And TENON SAWS.
SPIKES, FINISHING NAILS and TACKS.
HANu AXE3 ahd HATCHETS.
COLLINS" k HATCH'S AXES.
TRACE CHAINS, COLLARS and HAMES.
BüIND BRIDLES and PLOW LINES.
SÄSH CORD and WINDOW GLASS.
SEWING ana PEGGING AWLS.
BLACKSMITH SLEDGES & HAND HAWSERS
COPPER RIVETS and BURRS.
CEDAR and BRASS FAUCETS—all «lies.
TABLE and POCKET CUTLERY.
SHEARS and SCISSORS.
WHITELEAD k CHROME GREEN PAINT.
BOILED and RAW LINSEED OIL »od PUTTY.
LIMÉ, CEMclNT, PLASTER PARIS, and HAIB
GARDEN WHEELBARROWS,
SPADES, SHOVELS and RAKES.
COOKING STOVES and CURLING TONGS.
WALL PAPERS asd BORD URS— new pattern;
All of which will be «old at the very lowest
market rate«.
JAMES McVAlf,
mar27 Third Street, opposite the Bank.
Builders, Take Notice !
J HAVE ON HAND, A lULL SUPPLY OF—
BOILED AND RAW LINSEED OIL,
SPIRITS TURPENTINE,
WHITE LEAP,
FRENCH ZINC, and aU
OIL OOLORS io qualities to suit.
FURNITURE & COPAL VARNISHES
VARNISH AND PAINT BRUSHES,
FRENCH WINDOW GLASS and
PUTTY,
VENETIAN SHUTTERS and
BLINDS of all suitable sizes.
LIME, CEMENT.,
PLASTER PARIS AND HAIR.
BUILDER'S HARDWARE.
A full stock always on hand and for sale at the
lowest rates.#
Now i« the season to build and fix op your pro'
perty.
BRICKS are plenty and cheap and SAND and
LDllBliK are coming down.
Rend in your orders anil they will be promptly
attended to by
may 14 JAMES McVAY.
J. JASTREMSKI & BRO.'S
FRENCH
PECTORAL SYRUP,
16 A SURE CURE FOR
V .
Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Bronchitis, the
Early Stngfes of Consumption
and other Diseases Of
the Pulmonary
Organs.
It is admirably adapted to infantile cases.
Tts most agreeable taste and flavor conceal
entirely the medicinal properties which it con
tains.
TRY A BOTTLE.—After which too will nivih
osa akt 0thsb KJKD.
It is recommended by Physicians.
IS"""!* rice—One Dollar per Bottle, -gl
Prepared and sold by
JASTREMSKI & BRO.,
Druggists,
jan!4 BATON ROUGE, LA
JUST RECEIVED,
a laboe lot Of
Stick Candy, Worcestershire Sauce
PRESERVED STRAWBERRIES,
IK oaks , Ac., Ac.,
For sale, very cheap, at
jnly25 SIMON MENDELSOHN'S.
COAL OIL, LAMPS,
New Pattern*.
A LARGE ASSORTMENT JUST RECEIVED,
DIRECT ntOM NEW TOBE, bt
J. JASTREMSKI & BRO.,
aprll Near the Courthouse.
Tb« Best Cologne Water in Town,
IS PBSPABtD aim SOLD bt
J. JASTREMSKI & BRO.,
aug29 Near the Courthouse.
JJCJST RECEIVED,
▲h a3s0rtmxrt of
FRESH GARDEN SEEDS,
j GENUINE-NO HUMBUG.
J. JASTREMSKI'S,
f nly27 Drag Store, Third «treft.
î INSURANCE, ETC.
rXIZBISTS»
Ineorpnat«« SpimnlNi tat, IMC,
Office fn' the BfrnMug Honte qf Hart, <£ Hebert.
rpBIS COMPANY is now prepared to .insure
i! l&Iiitt M m *r damage by Fire, River or
Marine.
i Olfieen:
,8.-11. pabjti pwtdont,
•R. H. DAY, Vioe President;
F. E. HEBERT, Secretary.
Mftrd of IM rte tors:
..'8.
«hm:
-r
R. h. day»
v. W ax,
L. BONNBOAZE,
J fi. M. FAVROT/
J.O.CHARROTT«.
rfnance ICèmnKtee :
H. M.FAVROT, J .O. CHARROTTE, «1. GUSMAN
r r S. M. HART, Pres 't.
F.- E. H ebert , Sec'y. nov!8 -y
First Annual Statement
H Of THB
CITIZENS' INSURANCE COMPANY
OF BATON BODGE,
Encline: November 1st, 1867.
In conformity with the requirements of thpir
Charter, the Company publish the following
talement:
Amount of Premiums received from
'lkt of November, 1866, to 1st No
venber, 1867 J $»,840 44
as follows:
Premium« on Fire Risks ......$7,756 90
Premiums od River and Ma
rine Sieks.... 1,583 54
Lets Premiums on risks not terminated 6,742 75»
Net earned Premiums for the year
ending as above 3,597 69
losses paid mrui9 saus pzbiod :
On River anjl Marine Risk«.. 385 80
Expenses during the year as
above .....8,435 00
tbe oohpabt ha vi tbi pollowino assbts :
Bill# Receivable, for balancée due on
Stock Notes 118^40 00
Oath balance on hand 11,479 64
Total Assets,».
»124,719 64
The above is ajust, true and correct statement
rom the Books of the Company.
9. M. HART, Prealdeat
F.E. HÉBERT, Secretary.
8TATB OF LOUISIANA. )
P arish tsr E ast H atdn ko usa, V
Oity of Baton Rouge. )
Sworn to aad subscribed before me thi« 4th
day of November, 1867.
GEO. W. BUCKNER,
nov7 Justice ofythe Peace
SX. XjOTXIS
TfUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY,
A88ETS:
Jan. lut, 1868, over 32,500,000,
D. A.JANUARY ....President
JAS. H. LUC A 8, Vice President
WM. T S RLBY, Secretary
iVM. N. BESTON General Agent
'smes H Lacas,
Robert E Carr,
11 Overstoits,
Jacob Tamm,
i) A January,
lobert K Woods,
I) K Ferguson,
R P Ilaneukamp,
lohn F ThnrUon,
•leorge R Robinsc
Directors i
William T Gay,
William C Jamison,
Theo Lavellle,
Hon John Hogan,
L H Biker,
0 H Peck,
Jules Valle,
William J Lewis,
Samuel Willi,
n, F Rosier, Jr
N Schaeffer
Oldee th Memphis:
MO. 43 l^ADIBON ST., KIT WILLIAMS' BLOCK.
Medical Examiners :
J, 8. WHIM, Mi D. W. T. IRWIN, M. D.
State Agnttm
MoMAHON * OTIS,...*-., ...M biphis , Ttss.
Memphis Board of Reference t
Wormeiy, Joy k Co Gen N B Forrest
Aydlett, Robinson k Co Gen J R Chambers
S' M Webb A Co Com J E Montgomery
Toof. Phillips A Co Judge J P Caruthers
Lseey A McGhee Rev S H Ford, D D
N Coronna Rev J R Graves
A E Frankland Judge P T Scruggs
Clapp,Vance A Anderson GallaWay, Hampton Aco
Office In Baton Rouge t
ON FLORIDA STREET, IN PIKE'S ROW.
Medical Examiners!
T. 3. BUEWNGTON.M. D. B. DUCHE1N, M. D.
JOSEPH 8. WILLIAMS,
Agent for East and Weat Baton Rouge, Pointe
Coupée, East and Weat Feliciana, Iberville and
: adjoining Parishes is Louisiana and Coonties
in Mississippi.
t5T THE err.' LOUIS MUTUAL issues life
Policies on all tb« dlBareat plant, and as favora
ble rates a« any other Company—all of its Policies
are nonrforfetting, and makes no restrictions as
td residence or travel, and all the profits are
annually, on the 1st day of January, divided
among the Policy ho'ders.
This Company renewed and continued in force,
all Policies held by the Southern survivor« of the
late war— foHöln£ an exception in this respect,
to the majority, if not Alt the Eastern Companies,
which, while the war was going on, refused to
preserve insurance on Sonthern lives, hat are
now soliciting Southern «apport
Louisiana Board of Reference!
Prof W H N Magrader,
J C Charrotte,
Hart * Hébert,
R H Day. M D
J E Elam,
Oscar Barbee,
enSan,
W 8 Pike,
Geü 8 R Bnckner,
Col J V Durable,
W B Chamberlain,
N W Pope,
H 3 H yams,
Ed J Gay,
D N Barrow,
Gen E Sparrow,
Judge E A Farrar.
Col J 0 Fuqos.
A Confirmed Grumbler .—■The
following sketch m|y be « carica
ture, though we think there is a
human likeness about it so real as
to be easily recognized :
Some time ago there lived in Ed
inburg a well-known grumbler,
named Sandy Black, whose oftèU
recurring fits of spleen or inwgëà
tion, produ«d some amusing «cènes
of senseless irritability, which ware
highly relished by all except the
brute's good patient Kttle wife. One
morniDg Sandy arose bent on : a
quarrel. The häddies and eggs were
excellent ; done to a turn, *and had
been ordered by himself the pre
vious evening, and breakfast passed
without the looked for cdU&e of
complaint,
/«'What will you have for dinner,
Sandy," said Mrs. Black.
"A chicken, madam/' said her
husband.
"Roast or boiled?" asked the
wife.
"Confound it, madam, if you had
been a good and considerate wife
you'd had known before what I
liked," Sandy growled out, and
»lamming the door behind him, left
the"house. It was in the spring,
and a friend who was present heard
the wife say :
"Sandy's bent on* a disturbance
to-day ; I shall not please him, do
what I can."
The dinner time came, and Sandy
and his friend sat down to dinner.
The fish was eaten in silence, and
mi raising the cover of the dish be
fore him, in a towering passion, he
called out :
"Boiled chicken? I hate it ttadatn.
A chicken boiled is a chicken
spoiled."
Immediately the cover was raised
for another chicken roasted to a
turn.
"Madam, I won't eat roast
cliicken,"roared Sandy ; "yoüknöw
how it should have been cooked !"
At that instant a broiled chicken,
with mushrooms, was placed on the
table.
'Without green peas !" roared thb .
grumbler, ? , • !
"Here they are," said Mrs. Black.
"How dare you spend my money
in that #ay !"
"They were a present," Baid the
wife, interrupting him.
Rising from his chair, and rush
ing from the room, amidst a roar of
laughter from his friend, he clenched
his fist and shouted :
"How dare you receive a present
without my leave ?"
A D readful F atk .—Much sym
pathy is expressed in the Lyons coun
try papers for the fate of a young and
rising musioiau, wh<^ at* the last
French conscription, waB unfortunate
enough to draw mauvais numéro, and
he was sent out to join a regiment
quartered at Vera Cruz. He was at
once employed in the band. In con
sequence of his good conduct, Benoit
Denis succeeded in obtainsng the co
lonel's permission to perfbrm at pri
vate balls aDd concerts, and thus gain
a certain independence. On the 5th
of last December he, after executing
a fantasie on the cornet-a-piston at the
house of a wealthy American mer
chant residing near Vera Crui, quit
ted the heated concert room to refresh
himself in the pleasure grounds and
enjoy the cool evening air. Feeling
hirsry, he took up an aicaraza which
he happened to see near a fountain,
filled it with fresh water, and put it
to his lips Frightful screams in
stantly attracted the company to the
spot. Denis was lying on the earth,
his hair op end, his features livid, the
body and tail of a monster seolopen
der (mille pieds) protruding from his
gaping mouth. The reptile, whose
bite is mo^e venomous than that of a
scospion, had taken shelter from the
heat in the cool porcelain beaker. As
Benoit approached the vase to bis lips
the scolopender had sprung at bia
open throat. In vain was the reptile 's
body out away. When once its fangs
close on t!heir prey it is impossible to
tear them open. A Burgeen who
chanced to be among the guests pro
ceeded to out them out of the flesh,
piece by piece ; but by the time the
operation was over the poison bad pri^
dnced its fatal results, and after threa
hours of agonizing convulsions this ÜB*
fortunate young artist expired.

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