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DEVOTED TO THE WELFARE OF MAIDSON PARISH.
VOL. II NO. 22 TALLULAH MADISON PARISH LA SATURDAY. JULY 11, 1885 TERMS $?.II I'EI( YEAR
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TAILOR-MADR sN ITS.
,lir-Popularlt Among the Ladle-
A Rhocked Dude.
,be world generally has no idea of
the amount of fiction hitherto covered
by the term "tailor-made." For three
yeJ or more tailor-made suits. as they
recalled, have be.en growing more and
it.ore popular amonTe ti"- la lies. But the
term Ias always been a misnomer, for
1kw tsilor-made suinl ever faw a tailor,
though all are sulpp 'ed' to be finished
in the peculiarly neat and expensive
manner characteristic of gent!emen's
dotoes. For same years tailors in all
large cities have been making ladies'
riding habits and ulaters, or newmarkets.
But tight-fitting hasques and short walk
lag skirts with draperies are a very dif
bent affair, and tailors, both here and
elsewhere, have only lately attempted
them. Many (lreQsmakers who have
alw)s made ladies' dresses only, can
not, technically ispeaking rank as tailors.
The thing is to havg the dress made out
and out by a man who is a swell tailor
and makes for all the popular dudes
and dangerous-aged millionaires. It is
the only way in which a woman can be
i the style which is cenerall v popular,
gad yet claim for herself a special and
expesielvelndividluatlit. TOhlythe well
to do can afqrSthe real,live tailor. Your
swell talok' may consent to make dresses
for the dear creatures, but he loes not
appreciate the honor. He char es esx
orbitantly, and is not crushed if they do
aet empipy hitp. :sturally, the more
didudhinfl beis to make their dr-.sees
the more the ladies want him to. And
SOthe moat sourht after men in town
jJit now are the tailors.
"Now, I'll just tell you now it is," said
a distinguished looking clerk in a popu
lar establishment. 'If a lady wants a
sit made here the best thing she can
do s to see the proprietor, Mr. X., and
ear cutter Mr.Y. If she can get the
easent of H. and Y., it's all right. But
to tell the truth, we don't mueh care
about making ladies' dresses. To do it
-Ithe same style that we do onr other
Swork would require a separate establish
Sment, and as long as we are rushed in
Ser regular business we won't do that.
!till, as I was saying; if a lady just
talks a little to H. and Y. the chances
we they'll weaken and make a dress for
"WPe have consented to make a few,
bht don't like to do it. Too much trouble
sad interferes with our regular business,"
mid the repr sentatives of another es
"Ladies' dresses? Don't make 'em."
"But hog about that gray corduroy
the pretty MissG. is wearing, and who
made the rs markably swell brown suit
Mrs. B. has on to-day?"
"'Oh, well," said the tailor, growing
Smollitied, "I don't mnhd confessing J.
did make those dtesnes and a 1kw moe.
se faet is I'Ah on the ragged edge just
now. I don't know whether to import
satalor who can drape overdresses and
set up a new dtlartment to meet the
opular dlemand, or to jtmt lut my foot
down and refuse to muake any more.
ldies' dresses are a treat responsibility
and trouble when voa're not accustomed
* How id vou manage to fit them."
"Weell " coloring a little and balanc
ing first on his heels, and then on his
toe, "we give the dress to, the lady.
She take, it to the dressing room sand
puts it oe. When'ese is ready we go in
adi Ltber." .-... .
S"But suppose you have to rip?"
My friend, it is a golden rule never
to mpose anything."
" 4 y Ike to work for Jadies?"
"e' pltamtically I do. They are
polite, ¶bttLe, 'ay to plase and "kr
more reasonable than men. When a
lady has a dress made she had srome in
telligence. She knows what she is
talking about. and often makes good
mgestilons. But a man expects perfec
tion, swears when he don't get it, and is
always askinar jmJasibilities because he
don't kiow what he is talking about."
•a bqautiful yOung dude from uc8meelito
walfkt ibteiviewedoi the subject and
ave his view of the matter from a soci
esi standpatit ':
"So they ought. But what about the
"LIdp m ' sl4 he. "I l the r ost
aw.lMCLseL tha. .the. u .at. eq v er
heard of. The hct is we men have no
Io yrg privileges of or lwn. The
lde folow us up and intimidate as ail
the timse. It's got so that a fellow never
els qite saf. I jqit think they really
o drawthe line somewhere."
9't n ta bm , wpn( Into my
tailo other ay,r he'8s.a awfully
goodtailor--bloe gives you so much shape.
Asla mal what in toeether. Algy's a
doib-i-~"1= T -weflow ukwtL th" man.
S'What's that?' said 1gy, pointing with
hia cane at somethb.ip, ag" op the
emnter. Algy's larr, " have to
'tend to everything, so I msaid to the tailor,
'Wbht's that? ' Hsa regular chump,
tlhat Sitor; ant he thought he'd have
sme fearw with ame, you see, and he said,
O_ that's a gray corduroy shooting
lekef,, bt I waq too smart for him.
.and starrd cver to pick it u,. 'I'm going
tolFuro ton veff a gmn and have a
. bootir iclnt made; they are so be
cosine. said Atiy. That Atry's the
preate', fello He's just ready for ny
ttithi. T',~ mi ays that ehnmir
* thLn I I.0;-.e I t ullp, un.d whr LI irvon
think : , .ill - ,ii wlhat it was a
minu'.; it !.s a lalv'I ,les skt-. n'tWll.
I decltar., Algy an, I were jnst Iparalyaed.
Alg- j. t wl histledl riht ot anod saysb to
b:e an a nitute, says he. 'Lt's e out
and haPve a cicarette.' I tell von what,
Sit made uie so nerv usn that 'I drople I
that; *irt aoo4 deal quicker than 1
pi~Lc it q? a Framcisco Lhromiclp.
bNr pUsthe oad dut in Georgia is
1mmtu7 r su thtS ct interetI
HER PRIDE SUBDUED.
When Helen Vinton was 21, the great
n.iUs where her father had made th
bulk of his vast fortune became her ab
A heavy charge for a girl, and many of
her friends questioned the wisdom of the
will. But it had haen understood that
before that time she would be the wife
of her cousin Victor, to whom she had
been betrothed almost from her cradle.
And besides this, between her and all
care regarding the mills stood her fore
man, Stephen Walker, the strong. calm
Re took her hands in his, and bent overthemr.
with a great sob in his volce.
man whom the men both loved and
feared, and where father had been fore- 1
man there befote him.
And though the marriage had been a
delayed from time after time, and Victor
had spent most of the two years sinces he
reached her majority wandering over
Europe, she had never known the roe
ponsibility of her position until this
autumn day. when she tat among the
rich surroundings of her library. herself
the fairest object there, bending wearily
over the long columns of figdres that
represented to her the state of her busi
There was a quick step in the hall.and
Stephen Walker entered-a tall, rugged
man with kindly brown eyes and a
smile that redeemed the plainness of
his features, and wvith strength and de
termination in every line of his face.
"You are examining the account, Miss
Vinton. I trust you will find no difficul
ty in understanding them ?"
"Ah, I dare say they are plain enough,"
she replied with a torced laugh, "but I
was always stupid abhout figures. This is
a heavy burden you have thrown on my
shoulders, Mr. Walker-how heavy, I
scarcely realized until I attempted to go
over these dreadful books."
Stephen Walker grew verv pale and
his voie soynded harsh and strained as
"r hope there will be no trouble, Miss
Vinton. I suppose Victor will be home
in the sprint, and I think Brown will be
quite capable of taking charge until
* "I daresay we will do very well, and I
cannot blame you for wishing to go. I
know that you have talents that are
quite thrown away here. But Stephen"
-with a little break in her proud, sweet
voice and extending her hands to him
"I will miss you sadly."
He took her hands in his and bent
over them with a treat sob in his voice.
"Oh, Helen --don't you know? Can't
you understand2 It is not because. I
want to'bettre'myselfthat I must go,
hntbecanseto stay here, seeint
She fell downa uanoesotous at Veictor's fest.
day, and knIewiag,u I.do, that you
can never be aine,, is wadnee, for, oh,
Nell, my queen, I love you."
"Stop!" she said passionately, her
fsee white, and a steely gleam ta her
eves that would have daunted a weaker
'NO, you wust hear me. I never meant
to tell you this, but now vyoum must know
'a'y I lestert'the charde your father left
t, mee. 4 nemember the first day I saw
, u. when your father brought you cown
t, the duAst old mills-a tiny golden
Iiried fairy, who seenmd of finer clay
t lan |, a rough boy--and left you for' a
wholt bright day in mpy care. Helen
fro tha~ day I have "rshipped you,
me *'i, hopelessly, I know. hut as never
' a, loved before; and now to stay hlere
r~"avoa VYetor'sdwie, Is worse than
dste.5 . .
"Have you quite finished?" she said
coldly as ho paused. 'Then go. It is
well you have chosen to leave here at
once. And never dare tocome into my ,
He turned without another word, and
went wearily out into the autumn even
ing, where the wet wind, sobbing
through the leafless branches ofthe trees,
seemej a dreary echo to his thoughts.
And inside, pro-.e upon the floor, her
golden hair trailed over the rich carpet,
Helen Vinton lay Ptruggling with the
great sense of 1Mss and pain, as she list
ened to the sound of his footsteps down
the broad path and out of her life, realiz
ing that Stephen Walker had loved her
no longer nor no better than she had
loved him, but knowing, too, that be
tween John Vinton's daughter and the
foreman of her mills was a gulf that not
even love could bridge.
The winter that followed was a trying
one to Miss Vinton. Brown, the man I
whom Mr. Walker had left to fill his a
and the burden of resp'nsibility fell,
lhe was a ,roud woman, and hiad
never made friends among her employes.
Murmuring and discontent on one side,
and scornful inmplacability,on the other,
culminated in a strike, involving a heavy I
Toss to Mias Vinton, and much suffering
among her people.
In the spring Victor returned-bright,
handsome Victor-with his happy heart t
and sunny smile. And with his coming
the trouble vanished as though by magic.
The men loved him, and subdlued by
the sharp lesson of the winter, were I
quite ready to come to terms. t
He was eager for a speedy marriage,
but on one pretext and another it was
delayed until the summer faded and
autumn was upon them.
Can you do netbing but stand and
stare like idiots ?"
Once ar twice during the summer Vic
tor brought her a newspaper containine
favorable accounts of an invention of
Stephen Walker's-an improvement
th At had been in operation in her mills
lone before it was patented.
The paragraph stated that he had ac
cepted an offer to superintend the erec
tion of some mills in South Amierica, and
was g(tine far away.
And then the restraint she had put
upon herself suddenly gave away and
she fell down unconscious at Victor's
feet, whe in all his alarm and anxiety,
did not dream of the true cause.
A few days after this she was engaged
in some household duties, looking very
beautiful in her morning dress of soft
muslin, when Victor's bright face ap
peared at the window.
"I want you to come down to the mills
by-and-by, Nell," he said. "The addition
is almost finished and I want your ap
proval before we remove the scaffold-i
"Very well, Victor, I will be down
presently," she said layirg her hands on
his shoulders and looking down into the
frank,handsome face with a secret regret
that she could not love him as he de
served to be loved.
"And Nell," he continued eagerly,
"the men have been working like beav
ers tb get it finished and I have promised
them half-holiday to-morrow and a pic
nic up at the quarries. Coiuld not you
laby aside your dignity, and honor as
with your presence forawhile ? It would
be so meeh better, for all conacrned, if
there wase better feeling between you
and your people."
"No. thank you, Victor l" she said
haughtilv. "If there is anything in this
house that will serve them, they are
welcome to it. But to go up there and
lay the Lady Bountiful, nurse the
babiesumd listen to the endless sacounts
of list winter's rheumnatim and this
summer's lumbago, is too dreadiful for
"What a thoronughbred lttle aristocrat
you are, Nell? You were bomrn hun
dred yari too late. But I think I love
yee4 better as you are," raising the
talrfingerstohisIs mp In she
1d tea sudden im i, she
And :Victor. went don the roaeeds to
the'uila i ~h a lihber heart thah he
had known months, for be loved big
tnah," sad her edl.ness and indliffe
eare tfoubled him sorely.
Jsttt roimorning train tlnnderad
upo to alU.sLtion, halfa mi'e dis
tant, anJlEt a single passenger--a tall
rnan in a gty tweed ait, who r nodded
frm *"y fothe feW bystandi~re mrd
tolty;ttb hcres the fields to the
Victor was stanfrog surrounded by
the'men looking like a yongrpod. R's
straw hat was i his lhand. and the wind
rufled his bronze curls.
He was -telliag thum ef his arrange
meats fbr the picnic, amidst bursts oa
applaus and peals of laughter, for the
young master was "always reuly with
On the outskirts of the little group,
unnoticed in the excitement of the
moment, stood the tall man in the grey
Soddenly he raised his eves to the
scaffolding, above Victor's head and then,
no on" knew quite how it haptpened, but
strong men were thrown right and left
asby v giant's streng.h. I
Thuere wr s a sickening crash and Vic
tor was thrown as though he were a
child far out of harm's way.
But where he had stood a mnoment be
fore lay a man they all knew, pinned
down by a heavy beam across his chest.
And while they astod horror stricken
and appalled, a graceful womnan's form
was in their midst.
"'Mein," she said in a voice so unlike
her own that those who heard it never
forgot, "can you do nothing but stand
and stare like idiots? Victor, he has
given his life for you, can you do noth
ing to ?elieve him CGo to the house
and see that a room is made ready to t
receive him. John Stiles, saddle the I
fleetest horse in the stable and ride for e
1)r. Jackis.n as you never rode before; c
and the rest of you put forth all your I
strength and lift this beam."
And they succeeded in rescuini the
man and bore hinm slowly and silently,
with all the strong vitality crushed out
of him, ip the road lie had trodden so
oftenl-u" the broad walk that had
echoed t s drearily to the sound of his )
footsteps less than a year ago- into te I
house he had been forbidden to enter t
again ; and before them walked a wom
an, with wild eyes and white drawn
When the doctor came out of the "
room, alter all was (lone that he could do,
she met him at the door.
"Is there anly hope doctor?" 'I
"I cannot tell vet. He has a strong t
tconstitulion, and we will hope for the I
best," said the good old doctor, w lile
the tears stonl in his eyes.
For he hait known and loved Stephen Ia
Walker all his life.
"Doctor," she said, grasping his arm I
with passionate force, "you must save
him-you must, you must! Take all I I
have merey lands. everythin-,-but It
save his luife !"
"You forget, my child, that the issues I
of life and deadil are not in my hands. I
If an skill rf none can avail to save c
Stepieni Walker's life, 1 think you know I
I need no bribe."
"Forgive me, doctr ! I scarcel3 knew
what I was sayinm. I know you will do
all you can and I am a good narse--psa
always said so."
"Helen. you must not think of nursing
him. This strain on your nerves is too I
great; you are ill alreaiy." I
She laid a slim cool hand in his.
"Put )your tincer on my pulse, doctor 1
It beats evenly. I must he brave and
strong for his sak,. If I gave my life
fcr him it would but poorly requite what
he has done for me."
The doctor looked into the white piti
fuil face, in which no trace of the old
pride remained, and read her secret.
"It ehall be as yeu wish," he said t
briefly, "but you must let a nurse help
you. It will be terrible ordeal even if
She went into the darkened room
where he lay in a heavy stupor, and
knelt beside the couch. Presently ihe
opened his eyes trnd saw her there. A
glad smile lighlted his face.
"Nell, Qu ten Nell !" he said softly, and
then. "Victor, is he -afe ?"
"Safe and unharnmed, Stephen; hut at
what a costl !"
"It is better so-better and easier to
die thus for your happiness than to live
through the weary yea's of exile I looked
"Do not talk of dying," she moaned.
"You must live for my sake; for, oh, my
darling, I cannot live without'you.""
A sudden gladness transfigured his
"Do you know what you are saying.
Ilelen? Did you care for me a little
after all ?"
"So much, Stephen, that if you are
taken, there will be no good thing lef
n life for me but to lie down and die,
oo - so much that I could never have
married Victor. though like a coward I
shrunk from telling him so."
"I must live, dear," he said ; "I cannot
die now I"
And then he drifted away into uncon
It w: '"ng days before he knew her
again-long, waary days, while the iron
constitution did battle wihh the fever
that consumed him, and often when it
seemed that the battle was hopeless.
And through it all she never left him.
In that dark time, all that was best and
sweetest in Helen Vinton's nature came
to the surface. She had no thought
then of concealing her love; but her
whole being went out in one passemionate
prayer that he mightbe spared. And
when the crisis as~ past, and he was
prnounrcei out of danger, there .celed
to he no room in heart for her great joy
They were mariedat C'!ristnmas, and
I dcn't think the mos: fastidious oll'-:
en Vintoln's friends ever boke.l upon her
as having made a mesalliance, for ,Stel.lh
en Walker won hath wealth and 'lhonor,
and never did wife glory wmore in her
husband's mccess than sae in his.
Victor took hbs sore heart away as
soon as Stephen was out of danger. But
his trouble was not inlurable, for hi has
jjust brought a fair young irl home, to
ibe mniutmm ef the birg house be is build
THE HUMBUG OF THE ARMY.
Unvarnished Facts Regarding Crook c
as an Indian Fighter.
Interesting Statements by One of the Officers
of the Mexican Band-An Army Made up of o
Convicts-The Murderers of Judge a
McComas of St. Leuis.
St. Louis Sunday Saylins.
"'There is a great deal of humbug in re
gardl to the way in which we have beena re
garded all through this tour," said an officer c
of the Mexican National Band in a conver
sation touching on Mexican matters. "Every ti
one went wild after us as though we were t4
the representatives of the military of Mex- h1
leo," he continued, spitefully biting the ti
end of a cigarette. "The papers speak of c
us as soldiers belonging to the 8th cavalry. t
It is true that we belong to the 8th cavalry,
'earjo,' we are not cavalry soldiers of Mexi-. a
"Then what does your uniform indicate?"'
"We are employed as musicians under
contract with the government, some for two o
years, others for more, just as it might be.
We decidedly object to being classed with i(
the regular soldiers."
"What's the objection?"
"Objection enough. The soldiers of the Ii
regiment, like all other federal soldiers, are,
NOTHING UrT CONVICTaS.
They are sentenced by the several courts to s
terms of imprisonment, varying in duration, r
or, as an alternative, have to serve as sol
dTers in the army."
"Do you mean to say that the Mexican I
government employs as national defenders I
the convicted criminals?'"
"Certainly. These convicts constitute the ii
greater part of the regular army. Out of '
the whole lot they select the best behaved ,
and most intelligent, appoint them cor- i
porals and sergeants and under officers of t
the regiment. In the large 'plazas' of such b
cities as Chihuahua, Leon. Aguas Callentas 1
and the City of Mexico Itself, these men can
be seen at times brought out into the plazas I
for exercise, while the noncommissioned of- t
ficers form a square around them and see t
that they don't stray out of bounds. These
trusties, as you would call them here, are
armed. The others never have more at best I
than their side arms."
The musician here left to report to the t
band and the conversation was taken up by a
an American, a long time resident of Mexi
co, who volunteered the information:
"There is no such thing as a regular enlist- 4
meet in the Mexican army. There is a con
scription, but the conscription laws are only I
enforced in times of war, when a larger,
number of soldiers than the standard is
wanted. In point of fact, as long as there
THIEVES AND CONVICTS
enough there is no outside demand. Never- t
theless, it should be said in justice to the
Mexican people that they are most patriotic;
that at any time the national safety is a
threatened they are ready at once to join, I
not the national or federal army, but the
provincial columns, which are the militia be
longing to the various townships, as we
would call them here, and which embody the
real military spirit of the country. ThLs
military is under the charge of the 'efe po
"And what is the Jefe politieo?'
"An officer which holds the same position
in a Mexican canton as our sheriff of a coun
ty, with the addition that the former has ju- t
dicial functions, such as are exercied by a l
justice of the peace, and is ex-officlo com
mander of the local militia. He is the local
government in himself, the sheriff and the ]
"Compared with our own government
what regard is paid to public safety in Mex
"In the large cities a man is safer in Mexi
co than in the United States-that is a fact! t
The large cities are better policed than ours
and then the criminal tendency in Mexico is
cmlprat~ivey little against poperty, but is
directed toward the -ling of vengeane
for personal injuries and affronts;; hearger
cities have anexcellent and adequate supply
of police protection. The almighty dollar,
of course, is as powerful a factor, as a rule, I
with their polihee as with those elsewhere.
Intemperance is rarely notleedamong pub- I
"Coming back to the quagtion of the Mex
lsn army, how are they plid?"
'TrE MEXICAN SOLDIUR
gets about thirteen cents a day Jand sup
portshimself. Considering that he is serv
n out a sentence of punishment, this can
hrdlv be considered poor pay in that coun
try.'ihe general term to which these men
are sentenced is fve years, the duration of
an etltetment in the United States. Promo
tim from the ranks is rare, aithough a sim
on-nare indian has risen to be rank of men
erat In a remeout where there e volun
teers there is little chance to rise, and there
are, snrule, in every regiment a few vol
uoteers mere adnventmre.
"Thee men, as in the eMase of the Mexlean
Band, are allowed resoMnabile opportunities
for the turnmiof an honest penny outside
of their pay.
What petof the army," was asked,
"om the worhke frumn That is, the men
who stand the brunt of battle with the In
Nearly alwa ". was the answer,"they
are the local mnustla of the various towns,
aepting In the ease of the Yaqu Val7,
tha exaption the le
mallta have generally dme all the work,
ud for the reman that the local troops, es
al h e Slera Madras where the
now Is, have all lost members of
Itr lasIe at the hrands of the Indians,
id aste tasted mmee by
A D3s wo7. Vl@lZANec
ttan by am oytbte .me. Why in the li
e town of Jos, whieh nstll nthe foot
iof the Slaya Madres an the Wetern
o smille rme found tn whieb the sole
d tvesiei are the widow and orphaned
without either father, brother or
o, whole families left withet male rela
best Indian ghtersm to the Mexlean
Sof t he State ofChihan
Ib b;Gen. Gn.asa, of San Buenavetura;
SLieut. Gor. Emilie Gallardo; CoL Gueller
mo Undb, on the staff of Gen. Fuero, and
Gee. Ramon Regara. comnmanding tihe see
ondnmilitary zone. Thet'e are all experiene
ed Indian fi , and have been at it near
yI all their
"What is the Mexican policy with regard
'What we might well imltnte," sakid the
gentleman, warmly. 'VThere are no Mext
Scanreservations to nurse a nataral buarn
marauder and encourage his contempt for
authority. An Indian who p reseres his
r, tamibalaffluaionl is consideredmad treted
itasan outlaw. The ervernment provides
them no blanketss, no food· ad no ammuni
tion. The lr exception is in Ithecse of
I wr own s t~,-ldatme soil,raise
teir own absolul ye ntoaS
intenits and piurptose's a part of tihet Mexican
people. Excepting a few
they are protected and cinsidered as Mexi- tl
canl citizens. entitled to the same rights."
"Is the Mexican government, as a nile.
willing to ceolºerate with ours inl the pun- a
ishment of maratuliie Indians, on or near
the contlines of hot ht e'ullitries?' t
"No. Mexico hasf been so outraged by the ii
condulct of the Amnericanl gvenulien tt that
it is not williui hi tcc further. For years
Mexico has iwlen anxious for the suplpression lli
of Indian troubles, but all its protests
agiaiLnst placing the reservations of the worst
classes of llillLans right on its borders to the I
utter destruction of the smaller frontier k
towns. such as Janos, Calss (;ratldas. Al
tar and a numblller of others, have Iee'uli- il
hetledl. so that it is no longer willing to Ibe
hootwinked byh the c'ndlhlct of sluch Iiten,
for Instance, as (len. 'rook."
"What is the objectiiin to his poli'cy'?'
"Ills utter incuempletenev. Hie welit to the
city of Chihuahua and asked leave of the re
contllllandher of the district and oif the ilaor r11
of the city, l)on Juan Zubrian, ito hbring hisl
trois onto Mlexi'ian territo v. promtnising toi
teach the Indians a lesson, itistead of which I'
he milade an ignobleepeace i i theln, and
earniel their conltelmpt, so nmuch so that even I
thlly would not return with hIit beoause le
could not heat or force them; nevertlheless,
they were rec eived on the San Carlos reserv.
ation with the then well-knowni miIurderers t,
of Judllge McCoet' as, of St. Louis, hlis wife. ,
and as is niiw kniowt, his so.' ."
"ltut tllhought Crook had an ltnlprtccdent- I
ex retl tation as ;avalorous anid diploitlit
Ic Indian firihter?"
"Nothing is kinown in the Indian country
of his valor and d1ipliotuly. excelpt that lie
imake's what is known in American sltaig as
'hiad break-.' He wals allowet toenter Mex
ico on clndition that he' woull tilght alnd
CONQI'FLR THIIRE INDIANS,
which lie inever evenl attemllpted to, do, liHe
lied to thel Mexican authorities ortheyv never e
woilI have winked at his presence on their ii
seil. helieving in ('rneek'shoniesty they peit r
over S00 troopls in the field under Lieut. i
Emnilie (Gallannrdo Major Valentine (lmate
and others of their l-est olticers, who aloe I,
succeededl in doing an )thing in thecam- A
paili of B~-S-tlhe small, miserabnle business
of capturing about 400 sqluaws and somenl
stock ill July. 1M3.
"Then on what is Crook's reputation as an Ii
Indianl fighter based?"' n
"It is a newspaper reputation gained sole
ly by his judieious handlinLe of newspaper
correspondents, a fact that is comumon a
knowledgeaamongthe intelligent of theSlouth
western country. Col. Frank Burr, a more I
or less erratic correspondent of the (Cincin- a
nati Enquirer. and Philadelphia Press, was
in the country at the time, and he bolstered
Crook up; Con. Mahony, whose long and
varied experience in that country should
have taught him better. represet tae N.
Y. Herald, Chicago Tribune and San hal
cisco Chronicle, and lie bolstered him up
Russell, the deputy collector of customs at I
Deming. who was afterwards ousted from
that position, helped pad out Crook's repn- e
tation. When Frank Burr met Crook the o
latter introduced him to a number of In
dians, of whose language he understood not I
a word. Crook told him. however that the a
Indians had characteristically dubbed him
"long-talker-at a-distance," which so tickled I
Burr that he thought he could do nothing Ii
too much for his friend Crook. Col. Rich
ard J. Hinton. formerly of the San Francis- I
co Post, met Crook at the Windsor Hotel at I
El Paso, while the latter was en route to the
city of Chihuahua. Dick was wined and
dined and I,
FILLED FtUI. OF "TAFrFY (
by the wily commander and holding the t
wires at that time at El 'Paso for seven or
eight papers, the journalist determined that c
they should all recognize the (alleged) con
uering .hero on every posslile occasion.
Con. Mahony. who was in the field with the a
Mexicans, and who had oreviously been with i
a government scout, let his enthusiasm for
the American army and its 'great officer'
Crook, run away with his better judgment,
and lauded the 'fighter' to the skies. Rul
sell, with a lively sense of favors to come
and a keen foresight of the side on which I
his bread was oleomargarined, thought
there was nothing more politic than to pro- I
claim Crook a 'little tin god in wheels.' In a I
word. Crook's friends owned the wires and
the press and helped him out in a bodly. His s
shrewd hospitalit and plausible tongue t
catured the press.
"As a matter of fact, then, how is Crook
regarded in that country?"
"Oni both sides of lthe line as a subilme
humbug who coldl better serve his country
by teaching a district school in a Yankee t
tIn thlan Dy pretending to eommnind where
he has little capacity to serve. The Mexi- I
cans are disgusted with him and the Amleri
can frontiersmen have noconlidence in him. I
He is a decided failure." 'I
"Who is regarded as the best Amerclan 1
army officer, as an Indian fighter, in that I
"Lieut. Col. Morrow of the 6th cavalry. t
wliho earned his repultatlon during actual hoe- I
tilities, and is resected as a thorough tee
tician anti indian fighter." a
Mrs. Lucille Yseult Dudley is fond of h I i
Mr. Gladstonehasnot yet loethis grip on I
the axe. I
Courtney's maxim-He miles at saws who I t
never rowed a bo4
John Roach's smille is not so broad as It
was a short time agro. I
Emperor Franeis Joseph will have Vichy I
water at lachi this week. i
The Sultan of Turkey sends to Paris for ,
his patent-leather boots. .
Admiral Porter will imbibe cold water at
Spring Lake next month.
Mise Clevelad'A book promises to be the
success of the sea on.
Chief Signal Oficer Hazen will soon in
hale the perennial fog of Londonll.
Denis Kearney hlas a hankering for the
gubernatorial ntnination of California. He
hasalso a mouthl for 1Je.
Eg-Secretary Lineoin's portrait now C
adorns the waller. in the War Department,
although he hangs out there no longer.
Lillian Spencer, the adtren, is smid to have
in prem a novel entitled "Wo Did It?"
The small boy must be the culprit, as usual. (
Mrs. Mary Beneman, sister of Commodore
Perry. is living in Iowa. aged 11i yeveers. It
is a mean thiig to give away a woman's age.
The Ameer of Afghanistan will soon have 1
a new set of falsei tedth. His natural ones
gave way when he bit off more than be
Senator Harris, of Tennessee, is disgusted
with the Administratlon.i He must have
got tired of lbarrassalng the President for a lu
The queen of Roumania's new opera
",N'eeg' has just been produced with great
successat Stoekholm. It hasa taking and a
Colonel Knox, of Texas Siftlnxs, thinks
the gentlemanly committee which makes
the life of a lectarer miserable ought to be
'Ihe new dress for women proposed R
Lady Heberton may be a good thing r
climbing trees or playIlng-base balL but it
will never prove popular 'n the pIrlir.
Women who tostsip asiret deal lose their
teetht se,ne-.t by idecay. says a G;otilte deli
ti-t. Howvever 'nhobodv cver hIard a wolii;
gossip w.hile lier tthli wrent he.lng -ILlctel..
Lady iliyter. one of the tst-Ire~al we
mai in London, is a ,ritlliilnent ltrurel menveni
tii Liberas. N otwhitllhtaninw her nanie,
i.h is leither a IllnigyisLnti nor a manli.i -
Jlnei Stallo, of 'tiecinnati. when askedi
by a: repotter if h woulf ancelpt the m;ssion
to lltne., remnarkeld quickly: "1 nimit first
eonsultrttywifl'." Ihe Jludge has been
lieairhl along rime.
The Rev. a .Ieones. a darkey domini'
advises his hearers "to klek this old world
as we wouhl a rubber balL" That might be
feasible it we could get a foothold on the
S.ouLda so old Atlm.
The Fltabileg ileatlite to Man.
Theire is ii nt tit slli-l"c tst 1rtinty
that any in':elltii ., iltl'e\ r t.rri!'le,
would put anl end t.1 , wtl ; whil!' I , 'r. iý,
almnost a certaity hv11: if a-111 n in\hven-
tion were perfict. d, it . '.ti,! ' tv 'tinsy
increase the niv. tri,. i ' t, i n ki:,i1. I l,,n
in the lulmp, nc.: \n ill l o c ay 1n". 11" .'f
de-tr, , ti|ll av t: i '; ver, if ai l-t tIi-. .
i...'.<s it th it iteti. -at i ii; two t ni r • -
pil s i t hcls, t will fihti .,rio,: t,. a Ia. :
kenr hief. llht v -e i tue tfraid ~f .!iiiiah,
lut Irly of death e ih~1)t a; 'bhark,' 1f" 4
vi'toarv. Ki ,_ han T',hei,,i , fi .'f A --inii :t,
aI.kedl hi, enst ,l rtel", al 1..i tll h r . k 't
reaslita' lttIi aLe . tI rt fit, I n li . like
rea th tZily Ie, lict'h, hw , ltlt, i a' all it-ll,,,
tite, iald lii niately. Ini pur .lilr , it'air of
hlef atilngl ienatc wlithl n.leie'inttl i I tl t ir
pats, killedwo hii it; I iut it, he :ew . h r
Islleel rketsl he alllt haveon tlonut
Dr. Qo nlan, nof l' ',lin. re-d-n hlir ti e
nter natlionh aiior, will Ilte ,'shll- a i (lth
hat hen llast 14 ar I n illl: rill t, In they'
have >-'.ells ti y I ' ten ' 1 lienl t'l - h, lI
R. briaVeilv al t1,.v didI 1. " 41.1i r,.nll
-hont. the medicinal quf itis ofr ite lanrliid
It h.ittrle, it war is ndesrell attelionltl.
andl amotg the more le nt.' :lr.ci :1
confnirmator of Dr. Q tinlan's ifUtn.it lll
is one b' Pr. Wlilfert, of l',.ilatil,
rwhicnh ajper. in the last numI o1f :h
lancetn art (wtnic of that c.it4 . Frwun
the irt. the ltbtained it n ,12 e, e 11 1,'vl
venaryli, sn'u'p airncl' ts f'r e le b )r.
in i :n; it'xt, ll Idi ton,1 a l l',he0. aw.1
tele ollowing whi'h llread Ie army liver
a nrace tfrom great ori inrl unrtile, vi:to
rea.cheI; el next, tie ni pretuhecmlar
ehai of puialmoar cheonlltiist , s the s-i
sailing force. Iluxley wouhtl mnach %% Alth
hais ishermeht-in tre ik Tnl citratv his
Aiper i re lilers. Wlan that ,hf n liver oil,
islt lainly or cavitie rt- to, ,ltain .lvn
:lageohs psitions, freqently h ot ther tef
,viated wou the hrllerw, It war v.ouir
n4.t cease.iln ha no power or eft orn
the snidt saemtng cheofists onnr mtc whanicius
as anl ily as onlatng li-laers, en4.lalhlstr
rewards woit h Il Iof i ite I i .' ilt WlI';r
whictil - li natl ait o wan , e filtl Ieah olihr
as briskly as ever. nIleldon Sx:.'frlir.
aie lalle oillavest (o 'Oiiepltles
Dr. Quinlan, of Dublin, read beiilfore the
International Me!it is l . lncoss ait C.l
enhagen last year an interetig a py. iper
on the medicinal qualities of the mullein.
It has attraho rted wideslread attentilon,
snd amongf the mlore ecent arti in lesi
confirmatory of Dr. Quinlain's faetenvit
is one b3 Dr. Wilfer, of Cncinpatat he has ll,
which apnpear in the liast umbW ot f the
Lancet and Clinic of that city. From
the results obttained in 127 cases of pIl
monary ceanramption treated by Dr.
Quinlian with mullein alone, e utalws
tshule followin cenlusions, whiup.h are
condensed from ais original article, vis.:
1. In the earlier and preltuberenlar
stage of pulmonary consumption, mnllein
has a weight-increasing and curative
power greater than that of cad liver oil,
and equal to that sef Riu ian ko is..",
liYhed or cavities exist, the i, selein herself
goreat n wer in relieving cough-a re.at
bo"G to consumptiver , wrhole weak
stomachs too feqy ablently cannot tolerte
3. Prtunesical liarrwha is clempletely
obviated by the mulleir..
4. Mullein has no power or effect on
the night sweaty of consumnption, which
should be conmbated by atrop:a unlphate
Them, anthd of behooves t r mullatin
which originated af, on the Irismh pale
antrv, ad wand aolted I' his r , Qrtune
indt as he leda d it, a:- 1e11y Il : ';:,l e reu
1111 uLe. io I: u thinre tr l atv , yl t' ul
ten t'' the newt order o thi tri:,' r hellr
olil6 inl a pint (of fresh, cow's ,.,ilk
iterm asiling a true ifent ish fu.i? is
allowed to tland and "sit" fa r tue,.
inutes, when it is strainen d.V w w ... .
and drunk while warm. This quantity
in taken twie or three tue?" a lay., It
is generally much relished bly thle an
tientinue, who regard cou a plea"d article
so die oif the mullein leaes tinhaled Tilt
the repirttory rll a st's rllieve t crrita
tion and slanl.n ic cough.
eDr. Wiltert Isited that he has tlulwd t
store or lle advanetI, and als l ei sllreL.ed
othier drliu bingl u,erI. Thlt e rutiits
"My dear," said a rich father to h.i
eaut a nlailthiel itory . . ..