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ASHTABULA, OHIO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1880.
Vol. XXXI, No. 8.
M ' - J
THOS. !. BOOTH, General Dealer In
Dry Uoods, Groceries, Crockery nd Glass
ware Boots aud Shoes. Ready-Made Clotn
Iuk Haw aud Caps. Tobaccos and Cigars,
and evervthine a family needs to eat or
wer. North Alain street, Ashtabula. 1416
TOMBF.S ROCRWELLf (A. C. Tombes
ami U K. Kocitweil.) W holesale and lie
tail Dealers to Groceries and Provision.
r'riutsandUrain: Agents for American and
Union Express Companies and Cleveland
Herald, Main street, Ashtabula, O. 13U3
A. II. A K. W . S A V A ft K, Dealers 1 n unol e
r aiuiiyt.trocenet.aiid provisions; also, pure
Confecticnery, and the finest brands of fo-
bacoo aud Cigara.
S. B. U ElLN, Produce and Commission
Merchant for the purchase ani s:iic of W esv
eru Reserve Butter, Chettocaiid Dried rTU U,
Main streut, Aklitaoula, uluo.
J. ft. ril LKNKU & KO. Dealers In
- Groceries, Provisions, Kloor, Keed, foreign
and Domestic Fruits, 5slt, Plaster,
Water-Lime, Seeds, Ac, Main street, Ash
W. KtUHBtu, Kealer in Flour, Pork
. Hams, Lard, and all kinds of Fish : also, all
kinds of Family Groceries. Fruit and Con
fectionery, Ale and Domestic W ines. t!2i
H. L. .nOUKISOS, Dealer la Dry tooas.
Groceries, Boots and Khoes, Hats, Caps,
Hardware, Crockery, Books, Paints, Oils,
drc, Ashtabula, Ohio. 13ji
TIAKTI.N KBWHBHKlf, UruKglst and
Apothecary, and General liealer in Drugs
Medicines, Wines and Liquors for medical
purposes. Fancy and Toilet Goods Main
street, corner of Centre, Ashtabula, O.
CI LLEr iTiANCF'G CO., Manufacturers
of Lath, Siding, Mouldings, Cheese Boxes,
Ac. Planing, iicniiig, ana ncrowi nis
done on short notice. Shop on Main street.
oppositeBouth Park. Ashtabula, omu.
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
B. IIT. CALVIN, Attorney and Coun
selor at Law, and Notarle Public w il-
WOT. HI. E1.HEO. Jit.. Atuniey rnd
tounsellorat Law. and Notary Public. Of
fice with Hall Bro s, Ashtabula, O. 14:i
IOHK T. STHVNC, Attoruey and Oonn
sellor at Law, and Notary Public. Office in
Ashtabula Loan Association building. 144-1
HOVT Sc rtYTTIBOMi, Attorneys and
Counsellors at lJiw and Notaries i'ubiio; Ob
flee opposite Fisk House, Ashtabula, O.
T. E.HoYT. 14S7 F. A. Pettibokk.
JHIBLES BOOTH, Attorney and Coun
sellor at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio. 10u5
. B. LEUMKD, Attorney at I-aw, Jeffer
son, Ohio. Office in the 8mallcy Block i:2
iKO. :. HlBU.tUD (., DealerB in
Hard ward, Iron, Steel and Nails, Stoves, Tin
Plate, Sheet iron, copper anuiucauu jiau
nfacturersorrinheet Iron and Copperwure,
Fink's Block, Ashtabula. Ohitfc Mo
Dr. . W.HClflPHKKV.MagneUcHcaler,
Ashtabula, O. Kesldence on Luke tiuore.
OK. K. L. KINO, Physician and Surgeon;
olfice over Gee A Rogers'. 1 have a com
plete set of Dr. Hadtield's EuuaiiEers, vltu
the exclusive right of Ashtabula county,
Physicians are respectfully invited to call
and examine the instruments. Office hours
- irom 19 a. ni. to 1 p. m. Hesidonoe touth of
tit. Peter's church. 14JI
PHOENIX IKOIM WOK K8 rO.,Man'f'rs
- of Stoves, Plows and Columns, Window
jBpsand Sills, Mill Castings. Kettles, Sinks,
. . tileigh Shoes, Ac Phoenix Foundry, Aslita-
nma, onio. iwi
IOHN IIITHO, Manufactuierofand Deal
er in Furniture of the best dt script ions, an J
every variety; also. General Ouderutit-
and Manufacturer of Coffins to order; '-uiin
street, north of South Public Square. Ash
tabula, Ohio, 4i)l
!TIDfc & H4RHIS will do all kinds of
Repairing ot W atches, Clocks and Jewelry,
at 127 Main Street, in room with Cnriisle A
Tyler. v - - H55-ly
GEO. W. DICK IK SON, Jewels; Repair-
. ing oi au ainua oi watcnes. Clocks ana
Jewelry; Store In Ashtabula Hous illock,
Ashtabula, Ohio. ' '
BLtKESLEG A. tlOOBK, Photograph
ers and Dealers in Pictures, Engravings,
Chromos, Ac; having a large supply oi
Mouldings of various descriptions, are pre
pared to frame anything in the Picture line
at short notice and in tiie best style. - 1
FOBO dc BROTHER, Manufacturers
and Dealers in Saddles, Bridles. Collars,
Trunks. Whips. Aa... opposite Fisk House,
f Ashtabula, Ohio. ,,,. , . I 1015
t MISCELLANEOUS. i
P. F. GOOD, Wholesale and Retail Dealer
- in all kinds of Coal, and Lumber. Sewer
Pipe of all sizes. Odlce and yard at Center
street railroad crossing, Ashtabula. Hall's
shingles a specialty. Pinelumber.&hingles,
lath, of all kinds, in any quantity, at the
lowest prices, and delivered on cars or any
' where in Ashtabula. Orders left at the
, store ofj. B. Crosby A Sous, will receive
prompt attention. ... : . 1528
J.SfTlU. B L VTH, Agent for the Liverpool,
lando A Globe lusuranceCo. Cash Assets
over J.ODO.ODO Gold. In the U. 8. $3,600,000.
Stoc aolders also personally liable f 1213
DAVID SLOAN, Civil Engineer and Sur
veyor,. Architectural and Mechanical
Draughtsman. Office in Pierce and Red
bead's Biook, Ashtabula, Ohio. 141
f-D. K. KELLEV, D. D. 8., Newber
crrfjry's Block, cor. Main and Centre Sts.
lintrancaon Centre Street. Office hours, 9
Q 1 a. m. 1 to 5 p. m. '
t P. K.
HILL. Dentist. Ashtabala
Ohio. Office Centre street, between
Main and Park. 1D4B
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A COMFORTABLE HO. TIE. l
Having a - desire to try the climate
of Lower California, the premises
we occupy on Prospect St., Ashtabula, are
offered for Sale.. Furnished or Unfurutahed,
at a Bargain. House substantial, brieki land
near seven acres of lawn, garden and pas
ture, thoroughly tile-drained; well ih the
feixien, well at the barn, and well an'i. ois
ern, with hot and cold water, at the h use.
Come and see a Comfortable Home, or ad iress
laltf P. W. STRADE:.
FREE GIFT! who suffer with
RHEIi IIATISTI, PtHtLYMS, NEIi
R ALGI t, NKRV4rSsnd SEXUAL l)E
BILITVi General III Ilea lib, wastine
Decay, Urinary Dlseaaea, Spinal Dla
easea, Dyspepsia, Etc., Etc., to whom
will be sent my Book oo Medic&l Klctricity, and
Electro Galvanic Bells, world renonntd for their
snccess In savinsr msny valoshle livos. by CVR
1.V8 ill ( riHOMO DISE Vt- Snd
Krmptqms and sramn Jor Ditignosi!' to &0-1601
DK. G. W. FORBES,
X W. Foortn Kt.. Cincinnati, O.
G5AY"S EPECIFI0 MEDICnTE
TRADE MRK Tlie GrcalTRADE
irdy. An uufsil-
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wpernwtorrh ea, 4, i
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m diseases IIKC s "vx
follow, as a se ft W-
TerMlLaf.itnde. Psiniu the Back, nitnatas of
Vision F ,mstnreoidaee.aad uinny other" is-
i.1 . pn,icoiars in oar
. -ch we desire to i.end free to every--
: s-t Specific Medicine Is sold by ll
tr Package, or six packsges for
be sent free bv rani! n 1, .HI
lif r - rl ,a ,r, m!"l on receipt of the
. 7 y ,!d'ireMiiiL., The Gray ,Tled I-
W-HolS in'AUlsbu1a, and jwhe?" C all
A LARGE and complete itock of
il Legal Blank? fnr sale at the
ItLKuRAl'H Off ICE.
itARP.i: f ir.lEDY CO.
anf'ff ChmmiMtft, f . IHf MO.
For Meo troobtM w'.'h $pTmatnrrtm and tf O
11 IreM 4tuiJ, t Im WMt wi mttn ha t - W U
'-tj dtttrfhliif mihtr of the fkxMW But tb wt!t at m
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ASHTABULA & PITTSBURGH R'Y
CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 9th, 1879.
(join South. .. - Going North.
i. Ac'in ' Stations. LX' lAc'm
am i -
.'L8.4X. .H. Crossing
8 Mi ... .
9 so: ......
1U 19; am
ill 2Ji 7 00
.Hock Craxk. .
.. . Rome
A. A G. W. K. K. Cr.
. . Girard ....
! Brier HIII...
11 0i 7
2 3u 10 05
t 8 20
p m! 4ml 1
All trains daily except Sundays.
F. R. MYERS
Gen. Pass. and Ticket Agent.
LAKESHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN
OOIKO) WKHT.' . ,
ui.i. r.n,Mi ijttvps Ratfalo mt D. m
rn. i.ili . m rnnnMat 16. m Ashta-
l,,',i ' m"! Geneva 8:1 a. m., Palnes-
viiiniiA. m Cleveland 5:30a. m.
Special Chicago Express leaves Buffalo at
12: a. m., Erie 3:40 a. m., Ashtabula 4:o0,
Painesville5:34, and arrives at Cleveland at
at :06 a. m., A mooy K i i, n mgsvuie
tabula 6:, Saybiwk 6:43, Geneva 8:1, Paines-
ville 7:25, and arrives an leveiuuu o.- n.
Toledo Express leaves Buffalo at :45a. m.,
c-.:AU-cai rnnMiit lihnft Kinffsville 11:11
Ashtabula 11:23 a. m., Saybrook 11:33 Ge-ii-ja
PMinesville 12:18. and arrives
Special St. Louis express
8:io a. m., Erie 10:57, Asntaouia itu- - ".
Palnesville 12:45, and arrives bi ubto.uu
Pacific Express leaves Buffalo 12:45 p. m
Erie 3:52, Ashtabula 5:12, Painesville &01, am
arrives at Cleveland at 7-05 p. m.
Atlantic Fmrwi leaves m,
Palnesville 8:20, Ashtabula WS, CpniieautKa,
Erie 10:30, ana arrives ai dhuiu u i.w v. -Toledo
and Buffalo Accommodation leaves
neva l:i!a.m., Saybrook 1:2a Ashtabula 1:.42,
Kingsville L45, Amboy r Uunneaut 2:02,
Erie 3H, Buffalo 7-00 p. m.---
Chicago and St. Louis Express leaves Cleve
land at 2:40 p. m., Painesville 8:26, Ashtabula
4:08, kj-le o:&, and arrives at Buffalo at 7:00
p. in. , m ( . J ' t . - i :
C-onneantAceommodatioti lea ve Cleveland
at 4:50 p. m., PainesvilletfcOK, Geneva :45, Say
brook 8:55, Ashtabula 7-o4, Kingsville 7:15, Am-
boy 7:24, and arrives at oonneani ai. :oo p. m.
Special New York Express leaves Cleveland
at lo-tp. m., Painesville 11:20, Ashtabula li:0l
a. m., Erie l:i5 aud arrive at Burlaloi!:i u.
m.' - -i :
aTrulns run by Columbus time.
L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION.
From and after Dec 14th, 1879, Passenger
Trains will run as follows:
No. l.W. Ft.
No. 2. W. Ft.
-A M -
f 7 40
!011 City East..
f Oil Oily West
Sandy Lake ...
t Jamestown . ..
I 12 51
; 2 47
assenger fare at the rate of 8 cents per
mile to way stations counted In even half
L. S. & M. S.—YOUNGSTOWN BRANCH.
From and after Dec. 14th, 1S79, Passea--
ger Trains will run as follows.
. a 28
Doughton .. ..
ICoalburg .. ..
Brook Held ...
Tyrrell Hill.. ;
Fowler ........ .
Latimer .... . .
tW. W'msf 'Id..
P M P M
1 47 8 80
1 53 8 40
1 59 7 04
S 05 7 16
2 11 7 35
. 24 8 08
. 11 8 30
2 43 8 80
S SO 9 10
2 59 9 32
8 10 li 00
L. S. & M. S.—YOUNGSTOWN BRANCH. ERIE RAILWAY.
L. S. & M. S.—YOUNGSTOWN BRANCH. ERIE RAILWAY. Now known as
The New York, Lake Erie & Western R. R.
Abstract of Time Table adopted Nov. 17, 1879.
IJULLMAN'S best Drawing-room
. and Sleeping Coaches, combining all
modern improvements, are running through
without change from Buffalo, Suspensions-!
Bridge, Niagara hulls, Cincinnati, Chicago
. . . -O . V . , -i . ....... i i i . J . V 1.
all lines of foreign and coastwise steamers.
and also witn bound steamers and railway
lines for Boston and New England cities.
Hotel Dining Cars from Chicago to New
No. 8. No. 12 No. 4
Stations. N. Y. Atlantis Night
Express Ex. Ex.
Dunkirk L've 1 05 p.m.
Salamanca.. ' 7.55 a.m. 8 35 .-
Clifton 7 05 " 1 45 " 7 0j p.m.
Susp. Bridge " 7 15 ' 00 " 7 10
Niagara Falls " 7 90 i 06 " 715
Butlalo " 8 00 " 1 50 " 91i0 "
Attica 9 05 - 4 10 10 30 "
Portage 5tt -
Hornellsvllle " 1105" 850 " IS S5a.m.
Addison " 1158 7 50 " 1 83 "
Rochester " 9 OOa-M. 4 00
Avon t.... 9 43 - 4 40
Bath.. ' 11 32 " 8 40 "
Corning 12 18p.m. 8 15 " 1 66 '
Elmlra 1 07 't 8 66 " - 86 "
Waverly...! 1 89 " SO 8 IS
Owego " S15 " 10 10 " S58 '
Blnghamton " 54" 11 00" 4 40 "
GreatBend. " 3 18 " 8 08 "
Susquehanna " 8 40 11 65 " 5 30 "
Deposit " 412" 13 39 A. M 8 04 "
Hancock " 4 41 " 109 " 8 82 '
Narrowsburg ' IS " 29 8 10 "
Laokawaxen " 81 " 8 84 '
Honesdale.. Arr 7 45 11 25 '
Port Jervis.. L've 7 20 " 8 48 ' 9 40 "
Middletown. " 8 03 " 4 40 " 10 01 "
Goshen " 815 " 10 15 '
Paterson " 9 38 " 6 23 " 11 85
Newark " 10 57 7 30 ' 2 06 p.m.
Jersey City.. Arr. 10 IS ' 7 05 ' 1210 "
New Y'ork " 10 25P.M. 7 25a.m. IS 25 "
Express Tralna Leave New Yorlc
9.00 A.Ti. Cincinnati and Chicago Day
Express. Drawing Room Coaches to Buf
falo and Suspension Bridge.
8.00 P.M. Daily. Fast St, Louis Express,
arriving at Buffalo 8 40 A. M.. connecting
with fast trains to the West. Northwest and
Southwest. Pullman's best Drawing Room
Sleeping Coaches to Buffalo.
7.00 P. 11. Daily. Pacific Express. Sleep
ing Coaches and Hotel Dining Cars through
to Chicago without chanee.
7.00 P. M. Emigrant train for the West,
Dai!y. No. 8 daily, except Sunday.
aAsk for Tickets via Erie Railway : for
sale by all principal offices.
j-vj. . adoui i, uen. run. Arv,
GO Years Before the Public.
Prana.un.ced hy all to be the most
and ErriCAClors remedy now In
ue. for tlie
CCRE Ot COUOHS, COLUH. CRtlUP,
tickling sensation, of liie throat, whooping
congh etc Over a million bottles wild with
in the last pew tsars. It gives relief wherever
used, and has the power to impart benefit, that
cannot ue had from tne coogb mixtures now In
use. bold by all Druggists at 25 cents per bottle.
SELLERS' LIV Pit! L8 also highly rec
ommended lor raring Liver Complaint, consti
pation. Sick-headache', Fever and Agne, and all
diseases of t he 6tomnch anil Liver. Sold by all
Druggists it 58 cents jet box. 53-04
E, R. Sellers & Co., P4tt8unrg;b, Pa.
'V,. ' - '" 7, '
"COME UNTO ME."
BY ELEANOR KIRK.
A sweeter aoaa; than eer was snag
By poet, priest or sages,
A.aoof which tkro all U wsu kasrang
i And down through all the ages,
I A precious strain of sweet accord,
I A note of cheer from Christ our Lord;
I List! as it vibrates mil and free,
i Ok! grieving heart, "Come unto Ma,"
Oh ! wise provision, sweet command,
I Vouchsafed the weak and weary ;
A friend to find on either hand,
A light for prospect dreary.
' A friend who knows our bitter need,'
Of each endeavor taking heed.
.Who calls to every sou opprast,
i "Oocce unto He, I'll give foa rest,'
"Come anto lit" The way's aot long,
Now still thy sobbing, list the song .
Which everywhere shall greet the
Here at His feet your burden lay.
Why 'neath it bend another day.
Since one so loving calls to thee,
."Oh! heavy laden, come to Ma."
A swerM-song than e'er was sung '
By poet, priest or sages;
A song which thro' all heaven nas rnnftC
And down thro' all tbe ages.
How can we turn from sncb a strain.
Or longer wait to ease our pain T
Oh ! draw us closer. Lord, that we
May find our sweetest rest in Thee.
THE CUNNING OF ELEPHANTS.
With Some Instances of Their Intelligence
New York Sun.
1 "My faruily have been in tlie cir
cus business for seventy years," said
Frank Melville, the dashing young
equestrian, uow riding in the "Im
perial Parisian" Circus at the Aqua
rium, ' "and my earliest memories
are of incidents of show life. Speak
ing of elephants, .1 once rode forty
raiies on the back of one, old Tip
poo Sail), when I w.if only six years
old, and ever since have been
around where they were and hare had
opportunities of studying their ways.
I dun t want any more intimate as
sociation with them than that, but
so far thev have a real fascination
for me.' During the tenting season,
when I am not at work m the" ring,
the must likely place to find me is
in the vicinity of the elephants. I
never get tired of them, for they are
always doing something new, show
ing how, intelligent, cuuniug, and I
may say - devilish, tuey are. , 1 hev
uuderstapd what is said t them as
well as most people do, and -think
about what they waul to do just as
a it-f son would. 1 have seen
elephants again and again, when
they thought nobody was about to
watch them, perpetrate thefts with
an ingenuity in avoiding detection
that a humau thiet wotild hardly
beat. J It is no uncommon thing for
an elephant to pall up the stake to
which ne is chained,-go to a feed
bin containing oats or carrots,
wrench off the lock, raise the lid
eat all he wants, put down the lid
return to hi place, poke the stake
to which his chain is fastened back
into the same hole it came out of
and stamp it down with his foot,
aud then when his keeper comes he
wiil look as innocent as a lamb ; but
it you watcn the beast until the man
begins cursing about the robbery of
the teed bin, - you U observe an
amused twinkle in his wicked, watch
ful little eyea that shows his enjoy
ment of the situation. The elephant
is always on the lookout to play a
trick. Incautiously leave a jacket
or a shirt where he can get at it,and
he will, when he thinks himself un
observed, deliberately pull every
button off it, and then put it back
just where you left it, aud show that
he nnds it lunny when .you eet mad.
I Lave seen two of them get up a
sham fight to Attract the attention
ofathird.vso that a fourth txmld
get a chance to steal the feed of the
"Speaking of the elephant's un
derstanding of words and, mind
you, he knows their rneabing as
words, without any accompanying
gestures, such as you have to make
to the best-trained horse. I remem
ber an incident with that same Tip-
poo Saib that I rode on -when I was
a boy. . We were going into Prairie
du Chien, and ' he was let get into
the river. Elephants are very fond
of water, and he was enjoying him
self immensely, with a crowd of, I
suppose, a thousand people looking
on to see the comfort he was taking,
wneu a reiiow came along with a
monstrous big . Newfoundland dog
mat ne oad a most conceited notion
of."'" The do2 had. as the man said.
whipped a bear ' and the fellow
thought could whip anything, evei
the elephant, and he 'siced' him on
Tippoo Saib. Frank Nash, who was
the elephant s keeper, suggested t$
the man that the contract was too
big, and the dog seemed to have
some sncb notion himself, for he
just swam around Tippoo and bark
ed at him. But that seemed to an
noy the elephant after a while, and
Frank just safd, quietly : 'Take him
Tippoo.' The next second Tippoo
took him around the waist, soused
him under water, and shook hini
there as a man would a rag, then
tossed him up full thirty feet in the
air, caught him on the points of his
tusks, grabbed him again and flung
him out on shore. Dead? Deadt
Why that dog looked like a hand
'Tippoo Saib was the grandest
elephant I ever saw. lie had tusks
teu feet long, and when he was mad
he was able to close their points to
gether or spread them apart, as he
liked, in a way 1 ve never seen any
other elephant do. When he got a
chance to kill anything he would
first knock it down, then put the
points of those tremendous tusks to
gether, and, dropping on his knees
would drive those points through
whatever he was murdering, or mash
into the ground with them. At
one little town in Iowa, where we
were stopping over a Sunday, we
had a sort of canvass enclosure
around him, where lie wan chained
to a hIhkc 'l'lie keeper went away
to his tent leaving a watchman in
charge of ' him. A young doctor
came around and wanted to get in
to the enclosure to look at Tippoo
Saib. lie hud been to the show the
day before and seen him there, but
he wanted' a quiet look at him. The
waichrupn told him the beast was
dangerous, and lie had better not go
near him, but the young doctor al
lowed, that he knew all about 'le
thal elephants were docile, iiUI:- ;
gent animals, and he was not r.i;t!.l j
of them. As he -was o con-Kt j
and suemed to know so ti.v'.i a'io a t
e'eohauts. the watchman went to
dinner. When he came back, Tip
poo Saib had literally trn the young
doctor s head on his ixwiy
"After that they cut his tusks off
short, and it seemed to break his
heart. They were fitted with iroa
sockets t screw on again, but he
ad no confidence in them as weap-
hons to kill anything with; appear
ed to know they were no longer
part of him. but just an attachment
and be never was tlie same proud
elephant again. His keeper used to
keep his money in the hollow of the
socket of one of, the tusks, a safer
place than a bank as long as Tippot
lived, for even if he had lost most
of his nerve when his tusks were cut
off, he still was elephant enough to
be likely to kill a stranger when he
got a good chance; and even if he
would'nt, thieves wouldn't be likely
to trust bis good nature
"But eveti with the tusks off he
was regarded as dangerous. He
would roll his trunk up into a close
roll, like coiliug up a spring, and
then flip it out, and whatever he
struck that way, was gone." I be
heve he could have knocked down
a hippotamus with one crack of that
trunk. Sometimes pigs would come
around him wlrile he was eating. He
wouldn't appear to pay any atten
tion until one would get close
enough; then a tap would be given
by that monster trunk and the life
be fairly knocked out of piggy. He
would reach for the pig, make.
sure job ot it by standing on hint a
moment, then toss the shapeless car
cass behind him, and go on eating
as placidly as ever.
"In Somerset, Ohio, I think it was,
he got stubborn, aud struck at every
body that came near him, and, in
fear of what he might do if he got
laiily started, they killed Dim shot
him in the eye with a very large
rifle ball, and settled him., 1 was
not with the company then, and' did
not see him killed, hut I saw Canada
killed, and a desperate job it was.1
"Canada was a big ugly devil of
an elephant belonging to Maybie's
combination, when 1 was with them,
e nad trouble nrst with bim in
Chicago, where we were showing in
an iron building near the court
house. - He bad one of his tantrums,
but before he got thoroughly start
ed and went to breaking things,they
tripped him with ropes, threw him
down, and beat him until he 'holler
ed,' which is the token of submis
sion. But the fit came on him sud
denly a few days afterward, and he
opened the proceedings by knocking
down one eud of his barn, and walk
ing out iuto the street. lie wander
ed about doing as much mischief
as a tornado tossing hacks into tbe
air, flirting stoops across the street,
tearing down signs and lamp-posts,
aud playing the deuce generally.
But he didn't kill anybody. Not
that the citizens of Chicago gave
bim much chance, for about ail he
could get to see of them was coat
tails disappearing up stairways or
vanishing in the distance. And they
turned the bridges to keep him from
getting oyer to the north or west
sides of the town. - Finally the
keeper got him under control.
"Then they sent him up to Mr.
Maybie's farm at Delavan, Wis.,
with the rest of the . menagerie, to
winter, and that was where he play
ed the last act of his life. Father
and I were -training our horses there
at the time, aud Canada's keeper
was endeavoring to break him for
some ring performance. One day
the brute got one of his spells upon
him, rushed from the ring out into
the stable yard, and began an indis
criminate slaughter of tbe animals
of that enclosure. In a few min
utes he had killed two buffaloes, a
sacred cow, a sacred ox, a couple of
elks, three or four horses and ponies,
and a white camel. He would seize
an animal, toss it up in the air, catch
it on bis tusks as it came down, and
then either jam or trample the life
out of it.' When he had killed
everything in sight, he sallied out
for down town. The alarm had
gone ahead of him, and the popular
excitement was past description. A
trap was set with a long chain and
an enormous block of stone, to enr
tangle his legs aud hold. him. Th$
chaiu was as thick as any log chain
aud the stone which had been in
teuaea ior a corner stone or somei
thing of the sort, and bad a large
iron ring in it was as big as a bui
reau. When the trap was set a marl
ran out in sight of Canada, and the
elephant, who would rather kill a
man than anything else, took after
him. The trap was successful, sd
far as making the chain and stone
fast to him, but he kept right on and
wjuld have caught the man, who
was a fast runner, if both had been
kept to the level road. But the mart
jumped down into an unfinished eel '
lar of a new house, and ran up a nar
row flight of steps on the ' opposite
side. The elephant jumped down
after him, springing off and aright-;
ing as easily as a dog would, with!
the big Etoue clattering behind him.
Fortunately the stone was too large'
to pass up the flight of steps, and
there stuck wedged against the stone
walls on each side. Canada was fast
at last, but it was a mighty close call
lor tbe man. While the savage
brute was still straining at the chain
to get up the steps, they managed
to get more chains and ropes on bim,
so that they threw hun down. Tbey
then went to work to conquer him.
They wore out big clubs on him,
fired loads of buck shot into his trunk
and flanks and ears, jabbed pitch
forks into his trunk until it was so
wounded that he could not bend it;
beat and tortured him for many
hours until he was literally exhaust
ed, and covered with blood, and then
he shouted. Stewart Craven, who
bad him in charge, aked him, -Have
you got enough?' and Canada gave a
howl in reply, "just as a man might
have done, as much as to say that he
"Will vou behave Yourself if we
let you up V Craven asked him, and
he 'hollered' again, just as fair a
promise as an elephant ever made.
"When an elephant cries out under
punishment and answers that way,
tf. is always understood that the
'rouble; f.r that time at Iest,is at
:u enu. Jin t Canada was a treacuer
jus devil, aud no sooner" fell himself
jot-s ibau he threw up his head.ga'vel
a yell of rage, dashed out of the cellar
and started to kill. u,veryiooy lair
ly new out of his way., lbe men on
horseback galloped back to the farm,
and he after them. But he was tired,
and when thev i?ot under cover he
took up abositiouin the stack yard,
where there were three hay stacks.
Around them he tramped, hunt
ing all who came near him, but not
going outside the fence. They got
shot enns and fired buckshot into
his head with no other effect than to
check his wild rushes at them. Eve
ry now and then, when be thought
people were on the other side of the
stack from him, he would exert his
utmost strength trying to topple the
hay over on them. When tbey
found that shotguns were no use
they tried rifles, but still they avoid
ed aiming at any vital part for he
was a valuable beast, and they hoped
to be able to subdue without killing
him. But men almost lost the use
of their arms from holding guns
that kicked like mules every time
they heaved a handful of lead agiust.
bim, and still tbere was no signs oi
his weakning in his fury. lhe
fight went on steadily for three days
and nights, during which time he
had not a bite to eat for he was to
mad even to take any of the hay
around him and not a drop of wat
... i . i
er. At lengtn a marksman wiin a
rifle that carried a bullet as big as
your thumb managed to put out the
sight of one of his eyes. They hoped
then to be able to get on his blind
side, slip ropes on him, trip him
down aud set to work on him with
clubs, for even yet they thought to
save him. But he would allow no
body to approach his blind side. He
would hear the lightest step, and
wheel with his good eye toward it
quicker than a horse could turn.
Finally the hope of saving him was
abandoned, and the order given,
"Kill him." The marksman put one
of those big bullets into his head,
somewhere about the ear one of an
elephant's vital points and Canada
dropped to his fore knees.' There
he knelt for three-quarters of an
hour before anybody would venture
close enough behind to hamstring
him with an axe. When that was
done he tnmbled over, and then by
shooting into his head at short range
they killed him. lbatwasin 1863.
Cow elephants never are vicious.
They are sometimes mischievous, but
never malicious and murderous.
The bulls are apt to get that way
about- four times a year, especially
as they grow old. At such times
they get those sudden fits of uncon
trollable rage, such as Canada had,
and woe be to whatever living thing
in their way then, sometimes,
however, a good tempered elephant
is spoiled by a cruel keeper. There
was John Nathans so called after
his first owner, for instance. While
Elephant Bill had him in charge he
was as good as an e.ephant could be
but after Coolev had bim awhile in
the John O'Brien show, he got so
bad that they had to kill him. He
killed a female elephant and a man
named Bill Perl, I think. Then at
Frankfort or Germantown, Pa., they
"An elephant is worse than any
other wild beast when he is wicked,
because he has so much intelligence
in planning deviltry, and cunning
ferocity in exercising it with his ter
rible power. If an elephant could
talk he'd be a match in cuteness for
most men. And they do talk among
themselves. In 1862, when I was
traveling with Maybie's show, we
were going to Independence, Iowa,
the town where Mr. Older, our man
ager, lived, and, as it was his own
town, he wanted to put on some
tvle there. So we had three ele
phants hitched to the band wagon.
1 hey were tandem, of course, Bet
sy, a small cow elephant, went nrst;
Mary, a larger cow elephant, was
second, and Sultan, a very big bull
elephant, - was between the shafts.
We had to cross a bridge going iuto
the town a wooden bridge, forty
feet high, over the rockv bed of a
stream that all the water had gone
ut of. When you come to a bridge
with elephants it isn't go as you
please, but go as they please. Those
three moved so slowly that we were
full fifteen minutes going fifty feet.
was sitting on tbe front of the band
wagon, and could just feel it move
aud that was all. Betsy would put
down a foot, try to shake the bridge
with it, put her weight upon it grad-
ally, and then back a series ol tbe
queerest little grunts and whionies
that you ever heard, to Sultan, and
he would answer her in the same way.
Sometimes Mary would join in their
conversation. Just as we got to the
centre of the bridge tbere was a
crash, and Sultan dropped right
through from between tbe shafts and
clean out of sight, like a bullet would
sink in water, and the other two
darted across to solid ground, each
giving a frightened yell as it made
the plunge. The band wagon, with
ten musicians, the driver and myself
stopped just at the edge of the hole
through which Sultan went down.
sprang off and shouted to the mu
sicians to jump out. They ah' did so
except tbe trombone player, a fat
Deutscher, who had dropped his in
strument in the coufusion, ano.1 who
rose up and said: 'No, 1 don't got
ouet midout dot insdrument,' W ell,
we ran down to Sultan. He had fall
en in a sitting posture, and there he
still sat, groaning dreadfully. It
took twenty men and ten horseSjTfith
blocks and tackle to hoist him to his
feet. With great trouble we got
him out of the ravine and up to Mr.
Older's farm where they nursed iVim
for a week. They dosed him :tnd
used liniment on him bv the kegtvl,
but Still nothinir seemed to rutie-V
him. lie junt lay on his side, gron J
ing dreadiully, aud touching the ei id
of his trunk, to one eye as if tryinig
to call attention to something thens
lhe motion was noticed at last, and.
the doctor went to work to examiut?
that eye. The iustant he touched it
Sultan gave a big sigh of satisfaction
and strelciied himself out, as much
as to say, 'That's the place; look out
for that.' The doctor pulled out a
splinter, three-quarters as long as
your Little fiuger,lhat had been bra-ken
from tbe bridge and gone in right
beside Sultan's eyeball, -und as soon
as that was out the animal got up
End Comuit'Oced'to get better. Paor
Sultan,. hw.wa! ; a rane -fellow, wth
r' " .' v ..-"' i-
tusks six feet long and great brass
balls on the ends of them, in which
Long John, his keeper, used to keep
bis money. As he got his strengtb
back he got dangerous, and about
ten years after his fall tbey had to
"I saw jittle Betsy as drunk as a
fiddler one time, aud she was a fun
ny sight. We were showing late in
tne iaii in Indiana, in very severe
weather. Some monkeys, and birds
and snakes bad already frozen, and
Betsy showned that she was suffer
ing greatly from the cold. Long
John went to -Manager uider and
said to him:
" 'You'd better get some whisky
for Betsy, or she 11 freeze.
" 'Her ears are just beginning to
freeze; get three buckets.'
"Well, they knew that was two
for Betsy and one for Long John;
but when it came to elephants he
was boss, and the whisky was got,
as he ordered. Only you should
have eeen the tavern keeper's eyes
stand out when they ordered three
buckets of whisky for two drinks.
Betsy drank all they gave her, and
got staving drunk. She'd stagger,
aud roll over, and pick herself up,
and pick Long John up and toss him
on ber back and sort of laugh, and
he'd laugh, and it was nip and tuck
be ween them which was the drunker.
Elephants are very fond of whisky,
or any sort of liquor, especially if it
has lots of red pepper in it; and tbey
are not only fond of getting drunk
themselves, but they are very con
siderate of drunken men. 1 never
yet knew of an elephant hurting a
drunken man. Ibat Long John,
when he was staggering drunk, would
go right no to Sultan or Canada.
when nobody else dared to go near
them, and would fool round them,
and swing ou their tusks, and toss
their trunks about, and go to sleep
right down by their feet, and tbey
would not ouly not do him any harm
but would not Jet anybody else go
near bim until he chose to wake up.
Andany real drunken man can do
pretty much what be pleases with an
'Talking about dangerous elephants.
Cooper & Bailey have one now that is going
to be a terror some day, if be is allowed to
live. His nameis Chiettain. He will knock
things down now whenever he can and dares
but is not yet a sufficiently developed devil
to tusk and kill them afterward. He is
not old enough. I saw a desperate .fight
with bim once in Jackson, Mich. He bad
been broken to lie down in the ring, but
suddenly one morning, while bis keeper
was rebearsiDg bim, he made op bis mind
that be wouldn't lie dowa. He bad to be
broken in at once. There was no other
way. So tbey took bim out to tbe fair
ground, tripped bim, and when they got
him down on bis belly, with his legs spread
out so that be couldn't rise, they went to
work beating bim with hoop poles, and
clubs, and shovels and anything they could
wield. They wore out a hundred hoop
poles on bim, and wsre bammering on bim
steady from half past 9 in tbe morning un
til 4 in the afternoon; Then he "hollered,"
and after that tbey had no more trouble
making bim lie down. Some people may
think that the elephant's hide is so thick
that s beating don't hurt bim much, but
that is a mistake. It is an awful punish
ment for bim. Tbe elephant's skin is very
sensitive. Flies and mosquitoes will an
noy him almost as much as they would a
naked man, and big as be is, he is a very
nervous animal. He isn't afraid to fight
any big beast, but a mouse will almost
throw nim into a fit with terror. Let a
mouse get to running about the elephant
bouse at night, and if the keeper does not
run in, in response to their wild trumpet
iugs of alarm, they will knock tbe house
down to get out. And when be goes among
them at such a time, they will cluster
around him as close as they can stand to
bim, with tbeir trunks waving bigh in the
air. I imagine tbere must be some little
beast like a mouse in tbeir own country,
which gets into tbeir trunks when tbey are
lying down asleep.
'I said elephants would fight any other
big beast, and so they will, but there are
some that they don't want any trouble with,
and that I don't think they can get the best
of. And one of those is tbe black rhinoce
ros. I saw one of those devils set out to
make mischief in O'Brien's practising
buildine in Frankfort. Pa., once. He was
a double-horned fellow, hut they had sawn
his bonis off short, which he badn t sense
enough to remember. Tbey billed bim for
seven tons weight, so I supposed be must
bare weighed probably three tons, maybe
more. They were putting tbe animals
into wagon cages, preparatory to starting
out m the spring, ana when tbey
came to that black rhinoceros the trouble
began. He was in a pen opposite the
door. They backed a cage up against
the door, ran a rope through it and
made it fast to a ring in his nose. On
the other end of the rope twenty men
hung on to bold him if he tried to make a
break. And the rope was like a hawser
you'd tie up a steamboat with. Tbey put
potatoes in a line across from tbe door of
bis pen to the sloping boards that went up
to the cage door, and to that point coaxed
him along all right. Then he gave a grunt,
tossed bis bead just once, and broke that
rope. There was a yell, 'He's loose !' and
those twenty men went over the fences like
birds, and some of them, I don't believe,
stopped before they got to Philadelphia.
1 was practisuijr iny uursw m tuc iuuuu
bouse, just outside a wooden partition from
where be was, and, when I heard that shout,
ran up stairs to the loft, and looked out
from a door above, where l had a lull view
of the whole proceedings. VV hen the rhi-
noceruus fouud himself loose he went for
his natural enemies, the elephants, that
were tied upon one side. Empress, tbe
oldest cow elephant in the country, was
among them, she was an Asiatic elephant,
with short, feeble tusks. First tbe black
brute went for the four small elephants
over in one corner, and tossed them about,
drove bis nose under them, heaved them
up in the air, and trampled on them, dam
aging them so that two of them died.
Then, when he got them all piled up in a
heap, be made a rush in another direction.
A tiger cage stood in bis way, and he tossed
that up. As it came down it broke, and
the tiger, springing out.landed on bis back.
With one dash be caught the tiger against
tbe wall and killed hiui. Then he upset
several other cages, but, fortunately, none
of the animals got out, and as be saw
nothing about them to kill he passed on.
Next be charged on old Empress. He
would plunge in under her belly, and then
pull himself out backward, showing that
he was doing his best to cut her open with
his terrible horns, which he forgot had
been sawed off. She was tied so that she
couldn't escape,and was screaming for help.
After a little she got him down, ami was
trying to force her short tusks into him,
when Cooley, the keeper, came in with a
short hatchet in his hand. When she saw
bim she let the rhinoceros get up, no doubt
supposing the keeper would soon take care
of him. But quick as a flash that devil,
as soon as be was on his feet, made a rush
for Cooley so suddenly that the man had
not time to jump aside, so was caught up on
his nose, and with him there the beast made
dive for the wall, to fix him as he had
hs tiger. But by sheer good luck the rhi
noeerous's nose was pointed straight for a
littis door, so, instead of Cooley being
mas.Hed fiat against tbe wall he was shot
through into the stable as if he had been
fired ou't of a gun. Luckily the door was
too narrow for tbe rhinoceros to get through
but he kept trying It until Cooley picked
himaslf un. ran back at bim witb the ax.
and gave bim two cuts over the eye that
blinded bis sight witb blood. Then tbe
keeper darted in behind bim by another
i uoor ana rsn -tv mo tuiuuuotuao j"
Blind as he was, the brute followed him,
by either sound or scent, so closely as al
most to catch bim, and plunged into tbe
pen, where he was again secured. Big as
be was, that black rhinoceros was as nim
ble as a cat. It would make your hair
stand up to see the power and the quick
ness and the devilishness of the beast.
"Did I ever see a hippopotamus fight:
Well, no, but I hare seen one in a fit of
rage do things that discouraged intimate
acquaintance most mightily. It was tbe
one that Bailey, Nathan & Quick the old
flat-foot' combination had in '67. They
had an Arab keeper for him that he was
very fond of. and tbe Arab was struck with
paralysis. While the man lay sick tbey
thought tbey would see if they couldn t
get the beast into the ring, as the Arab
used to, and tried a rehearsal of it in tbe
morning. But the moment the hippopoto
mus was brought out of bis cage and miss
ed bis keeper, he got wild, tie struck
man witb the side of his bead, just a sort
of careless tap, and knocked bim clear out
of the ring, with both legs broken. Then
he struck, in tbe same war. the bub of
low chariot wheel very strongly built, and
knocked every spoke out of it. He took
after a man who was a famous short dis
tance runner, and was so swift he would
have caught and trampled him to death if
tne ring had been a lew leet wider. As
it was, the man just saved himself by
darting up tbe seats. Tbe hippopotamus
was in such a fury tbey were afraid he
would die of passion, but he charged back
into his cage, and they kept him for fif
teen days, feeding him through a hole in
the roof until he got quiet. At the end of
that time the Arab had himself carried in
on tbe stretcher, and the hippopotamus
was let out. As soon as be heard his
keeper's voice and saw him, he was quiet
and docile as a lamb. Tbey made lots of
money on that hippopotamus. He cost
them 135,000 originally, and they made
$80,000 out of him in the first season. He
lived eight years in this country, and then
one night in Kingston, turned over on bis
back and died, nobody kuew why.
"Returning to the subject of elephants,
I saw one lassoed one time at Truckee,
California, by a Mexican vaquero. Tbe
beast broke loose and ran awar. not mean
ing any barm, bat wanting to go as he
El eased a wnue. More than forty men, on
orseback, chased bim fully two hours
and a nan, ana couidn t head bim off or
dnve bim back. At last they got a vaque
ro to belp, and be struck tbe elephant on
rising ground, where tbe brute couldn't
make time. The lariat noose went whirl
ing through the air, and drew on tbe old
elephant's head, and he just stopped and
stood trembling until the man that bad
charge of bim rode up and put the hook
in his ear, and he went back like a lamb.
The incident made a difference of $500 in
our receipts that afternoon.
"But I don t want any contracts for
stopping elephants. Last spring when we
were getting ready to start out from Coop
er & Bailey's building, in Philadelphia,
the keeper was trying to teach a cow ele-
bant to go np on a pedestal in- tbe ring,
he didn't want to learn, and suddenlv
made a bolt to get away straight at the
door where I was standing. I got up in
to the loft in about two lumps, and when
I came down, the keeper said to me. mad
as sin, 'Why didn't you stop herf Well,
it makes me laugh yet to think whatcbeek
that man bad. He no doubt tbonght it
was easy enough, because he could have
done it if he bad been there before ber,
but as for me I wasn't there to ston any
"The funniest thing I know of though,
about elephants was old man Lent's ad
venture with a dwarf Asiatic specimen,
that he had here in bis New York show.
It was a comical looking little beast little
for an elephant, that is with no tusks
and with ears like wings, and Lent used
to try and make a pet of it. He would go
into the room where be persisted in keep
ing it in a heat like that of a bake-oyen,
and would fool about it until tbe keeper
told him to take oar or it would hurt him.
But he pooh-poohed that 'I'll take my
cane and scalp him if he doesn't behave
himself,' the old man would say. One
night, when Stickney and myself were
dressing, we beard from that room near
us, a great noise of somebody coughing,
and sputtering, and shouting, 'Ah! would
our yuit that! onr and calling ror help.
Ve ran out, and the sight we saw just
paralyzed us both with laughter. There
was Lent, backed up against tbe wa!l, in a
corner, and the dwarf elephant trying to
butt the lire out oi -him, but the beasts
chain was so short that he couldn't get a
fair chance at him, and could only sink
in bis stomach a couple of feet or so at
every drive. Tbe keeper soon put a stop
to tbe elephant s fun, but X don t know
bow long it was before Lent's belly round
ed out again to its former fair proportions, j
"The most interesting fact ever report
ed about elephants in this country, is the
now seemingly well authenticated story
that tbe cow elephant, Baby, now in
Cooper & Bailey's winter building in Phil
adelphia, is going to hare a young one. If
that is true, it will be the first elephant
calf ever born in captivity, I believe. Baby
is the queeu oi a troupe ot nre elephants
to which she belongs. She manages and
bosses them all, and tbey seem perfectly
devoted to her. I saw them crowd togeth
er to catch ber when she was falling from a
breaking pedestal, one time, and lower
ber gently to the ground. Let her call
for them and they will rush to her no mat
ter what stands in tbe way, and they will
not allow her to be struck or hurt. Ther
all seem now to know ber condition, and
consequently take extraordinary care of
ber, but sne nas always oeeo queen among
them. Sbe is naturally wiser than any
other elephant, and the kindest beast of
the sort. Sbe will not break loose herself,
or do any mischief, but sbe will turn tbe
others loose. It is pleasant to witness
their affection for her, and how thought
ful tbey are to guard ber against all risk.
They will not let her get into a dangerous
place crossing a bridge mat mignt break.
or a ford in wbicn sue might mire until
one of the old males has gone over ahead
and trumpeted back that all is safe for
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 11, '80.
Desoribe Mardi gras! Impossible!
a brief outline is all I can attempt.
The approach o Hex to this loyal
city had been heralded for days by
cablegram, via Havana, then his ar
rival at the jetties, and bnally at 3
o'clock p. m. on the 9th he, with the
Dukes of his household, disembark
ed from the R. E. Lee, and passed
through the principal streets of the
city on his way to the Royal Palace
of San Carlos (St. Charles Hotel).
He was welcomed with musio and a
salute of artilleiy, and accompanied
through the streets by bands of mu
sio and a large military escort. The
King was pleased to bow most gra
ciously to the throng who lined the
streets and crowded the galleries
along tbe line. In each of the car
riages in the royal cortege rode one
or two members of the ltoyal Host,
unmasked something which has
never until this year oocurroti, a
great mystery boinjr maintained as
to the personality of Ilex himself,
and the gentlemen of his court. A
lmggage wagon in the procession
bore the treasure of the royal party.
Oue large box, surmounted by a gild
ed coronet, bore the inscription "jew
els;" another inscription in gold let
ters on a perfectly immense "Sara
toga" trunk was "specie." In the
evening Ilex and his Dukes attended
the Grand Opera House (nearly op
posite), the party arriving in car
riages at the brilliantly lighted en
trance. As they alighted rockets
were sent into the sky, illuminating
still ' more brightly t!;o beautiful
theatre's front, which waj ! -.injj with
flags, many of tbr-1 beir a Car-
nival colors v.1..; Iv c J aa3
green, in which they are named.
Earlv on the morning of Mar1
Gras (Fat Tuesday) the streets -we
full of people, many or them la wm
and dominoes. The negro aleme
at first seemed to prevail, but lat
in the day elegantly dressed peop
of both sexes, and of all nationalise
on foot and in carriages "mixed" th
crowd far beyond any mixing I eva
had seen. There were demons in rej
and white; fairies in pink and whit
waving their little wands; ourand
outangs in sombre brown, and witj
long caudal appendages; bats of ai
colors flapped their cambric witid
auu luasnea ladies, lantisucany j
ureu, roue past in carnages survey
ingthe grotesque scene.
The grand procession of Rex wa
to pass at 3 o'clock p. m., and as th
hour approached the crowd gre
denser, so that policemen bad to clea
a Pa88age-wav. Th nao-pant wa
led by the Louisiana University ca
dets, but was marshaled by, th
King's division, with two charioti
charioteer and drivers. Next care
Assyrian generals,on horseback; ma:.1
nLficenUy attired; prie8t8,astrologer
magicians, ttc, then the chariot oj
King Shalmaneser. IL with the kind
in royal robes, helmet andplum
Then followed the King of Hamutlf
and the King of the Hitites, witlj
their tribes. Next came a van bear
ing .boeuff gras fat beef an im
mense white ox destined for the
stomachs of royalty with severs.'
The subject of representation thii
year was the elements fire, air, earth
and water, with their denizens; and
each van contained the representa
tives of its department. Fire ap
pearing as a male character, with
tongues of flame extending in all di
rections. The chariot of the sun
was gorgeous, with a golden grotto,
with the stars and planets colleced in
a glittering firmanent. The various
animals and birds, of course, were
men with heads like the things thev
represented, and hose which resem
bled the body in color and texture.
Water was represented by a sailor,
the queen of the sea and sea-fairies
with heads ornamented ' with sea
weeds. There were also a whale, a
walrus and a dolphin. The inhabi
tants of air were represented by birds
and insects, the butterflies being es
pecially beautiful All along the
line of procession the galleries, both
public and private, were filled with
people, seats having been engaged
for days before. The weather which
had been cold and damp, on this day
was just warm enougn tor comfort.
Carriages were in great demand a(
fifty dollars each, and as evening ap
proached could not he had for even
that. Following the procession ot
Rex came that of the Phunny Phorty
Phellows, burlesquing everything,
even to the city magnates and prin
cipal citizens. The masques weri
accurate representations of the genf
tlemen caricatured. They were of
very large size, made in Paris frorr
photographs of the individuals, Th
carriages were dilapdated, the horses'
and mules which dragged them th
worst to be obtained. The ghastliest
joke represented aneminent physicist
nere, standing on a couon-noai maa
to represent a marsh surrounded witar
high grass, and dangling from a fish?
ing pole in his hand was the "Hiber
nating Germ," a nondescript gilde
monstrosity, half lizard and wholly
demonical. Looking upon this merr"
beutiful pageant of to-day it wa'Cl
bard to realize the dresdful scene
whinh have been In this lovelv citi
snd which again may come. A yea
ago last Summer six deaths occurre.
in the building next to this where-
and remembering thfj
and other facts I shuddered as
gazed upon this van, across whos
base, on a strip of white muslin, w
marked "Moses in the bullrusht
looking for the Germ." I am tol
that wneu the fever was at its dea
liest,citizens joked each other as th(i
met of a morning and said, "How
the back of your neck ? that Dein!
tbe first part of tne system attacke
Yet it may be this very cauousne7
wards off disease, C
Thi" evening street disnlav w9
that of the Mystic Krewe of Komt
and was even more gorgeous ro
ik.inrPor All tn Clnh Tiring'
were brilliantly illuminated in froJ
and hung with banners, gallery?;
were hung with Chinese lantert;
and other decorations. .The Myst
Krewe are an aristocratic priv
club, who entertain their friends ,7t
this stlye independent oi any remv;
eration; whereas the expenses
the Hex are defrayed by tne pur
in general, i ., by such gentlerr
as choose to join and become Duk i
Krewe remain who
unknown, even to uieiruwu lu. :
Their representation this year waA
.. . r . 1 A .i.a. V 1 '
the ionquest oi wo nKM.
party gives a ball in tne evening 7
which the tickets oi luvuauou.;
very beautiful It is said thi '
thousand were given for the 1 . )
ball this year, but to that of llC
Mystio Krewe not one-fourth t;Z
Tne street piocession took p. j
at eight in the evening, the table j
beino- arranged in floats the s.
as in that of Rex. Colored Iig:
transparencies, desigus in gasi j
made the scene resplendent, u
again the streets were literacy patt
with people and carriages. T. "
were sixteen of the tableaux ia
street, and arriving -"
House two more were gueu, j
Last night's balls were gv'
brilliant, and the carnival wa,
up until nearly morning, m. j
Bob Iogersoll walks uptO !
ancient structure, shakes nu j
pulls off his coat to tear it c
"What are you doin', Bob ?" a
looker on. "Going to tear th
thing down," says Bob; "don"
the looks of it. "Well," say
looker on, "suppose now, inst
trying to tear thatold thing' ,
you go to work and put np a
to beat it; and if you beat i
then I'll turn in aaJ help yo
down this one." Oh, go
gays Bob: Tm no architect."