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, ,.. KIN 8H EATS.
IT IH a RtartlliiK chapter In the history
of civilization, which Is supplied by
the methods resorttd to by auatoniltml
teachers for the purpone of obtaining
subjects for dlBsectlon. From the year
1800 until the alteration of the law In
1932, the Resurrectionists, or " Body
Snatchers," lu England were almost the
only sources of this supply, they were
persons generally of the worst character
If we except the watchman of that time
who were set to guard the burial grounds
all of whom received a legalar percent
age on the sum obtained by the Resur
rectionists. The public were for many years aware
of church-yards being robbed ; It was
known to be e fleeted with wonderful
rapidity and dexterity, but the modu
operandi was never fathomed by the
public ; and, curiously enough, no acci
dental circumstance occurred to furnish
the explanation. Even the members of
the medical profession, with a few
exceptions, were kept In ignorance of it,
so careful were the resurrectionists to re
move all traces of their mode of work
ing after completing their task.
It was generally supposed that the
body-snatcher proceeded . as a novice
would have done, by removing all the
earth with which the grave had been fill
ed, and having arrived at the colli u,
forced open the lid so as to remove the
body. But this would have occupied
time,and increased the chances of detec
tion. To avoid this they only cleared
the earth away above the head of the
colli n, taking care to leave that which
covered the other end as far as possible
undisturbed. The lid of the cofllu was
then broken with a crowbar, a rope slip
ped under the arms of the corpse, aud
the body carefully withdrawn. The
clothing was then replaced in the coffin,
aud the grave re 11 lied. l?y this means,
In a shallow grave with a light soil, the
body-snatchers could remove a corpse In
about fifteen minutes. Silence was es
sential to their success, and In gravelly
soils they had a peculiar mode of sling
ing out the earth to prevent the rattling
of the stones against the iron spade.
As soon as the body was raised It was
placed In a Back, and then carried away
in a closed carriage. In sending them
from the country to London they were
packed in crates and hogsheads. The
bodies were never directly conveyed to
the dissecting-room. The students would
often take them to their own rooms, anil
then remove them to the colleges in cabs
the coachmen being well paid for their
work. Some times the driver was exor
bltant in his demands, and was some
what ingenious in enforcing them.
A pupil who was conveying a body In
a coach at one thne to his hospital, was
astonished upon finding himself lu front
of a police station, when the coachman
tapping upon the window, Bald to the
" My fare to bo and so Is a guinea, uu
less you wish to tie put down here."
The reply' without hesitation was, -"
Quite right, my man ; drive on."
At the opening of a new session there
was considerable coin petit l5n between
the difl'erent colleges as to which should
get the most bodies, and the rivalry oc
casionally led to revolting scenes and
r'ots. At one time two Resurrection
ists, having gained access to a private
cemetery near London by bribing the
grave-digger, at times bought away as
BMtuy as six bodies in a single night.
Two other snatchers hearing of this
profitable arrangement, threatened to
xpose the grave-digger if he did not ad
mit them to a share of the plunder ; but
he was ahead of them, and pointing
them out to a number of laborers as
body-snatchers come to bribe him, when
the whole party of men pursued them
and they narrowly escaped death. They
ran to a magistrate, and told him lf he
.would s'end officer to the cemetery he
would find every grave rifled of its dead,
the grave-digger having sold them to
The indignant people rushed to the
burial-ground, oroke open the gates, dug
up the graves, and finding the empty
coffins, seized the grave-digger threw
him into one of the deepest excavations,
began shovelling the dirt over him, and
would have buried him alive but for the
active efforts of two constables. They
then went to his house, broke every ar
ticle of furniture In it, and dragging out
his wife aud childeru threw them into
a staguant pool In the neighborhood.
Such disturbance as these frightened
the Resurrectionists, and they desisted
from their buslaess for a while, procur
ing bodies from undertakers, who were
bribed to fill the oofflns with stones and
brickbats over which the clergyman of
ten read the solemn funeral service.
The bodies of suicides were often stol
en from the persons appointed to sit up
with them, or they were obtained from
the poor-houses on the strength of pre
tended relationship. By this means a
man named Patrick, at one time got
nearly fifty bodies from St. Giles work
house, his wife, under various disguises,
claimed to be related to those that had
The professional Resurrectionists,
however, were so useful that when they
got into trouble, the surgeons exerted
themselves In their favor, and advanced
sums of money to keep them out of jail.
SlrAstley Cooper expended hundreds
of pounds for this purpose, a single lib
eratlon having cost him 100. A lead
ing Resurrectionist once received 144
for twelve subjects In one evening, out
of which he had to pay his subordinates
5 each. These high prices induced per
sons while alive, to offer to sell their
bodies for dissection after death, but sur
geons were very wary about acceding to
such proposals, as the law did not recog.
nir.e the right of property.
Curiously enough, graves were not al
ways disturbed to obtain the entire body
for the teeth alone, at one time, offered
great temptation to a Resurrectionist.
One of these, some years ago, pretend
ing to be looking around for a burial
place for his wife, obtained access to a
vault, the trapdoor of which he unbolt
ed so that be could return again at night
which he did, and secured the front
teeth of the whole congregation, by
which he cleared 00.
The Resurrectionist generally came to
bad ends. One was tried and received
sentence of death for robbing the mall,
but was pardoned upon the intercession
of Archdukes John and Lewis, who
had their Interest in him excited by see
ing him In his cell trying to articulate
the bones of a horse. He left England
and Was never heard of afterward. An
other Resurrectionist, after a long and
successful career, withdrew from the pro
fessslon iu 1817, and occupied himself
principally in obtaining and disposing
of teeth. As a sutler in the Peninsular and
France, he had drawn the teeth of those
who had fallen in battle and had plun
dered the slain. With the produce of
these adventures he built a handsome
hotel at Margate, England, but his pre
vious occupation having been disclosed,
his house was avoided by visitors, and
at last was disposed of at a heavy loss.
Me was subsequently tried and Impris
oned for obtaining money under false
pretences,and was ultimately found dead
lu a tavern.
It is reported that at the death of one
notorious body-snatcher he left nearly
6,000 to his family. Another, being
captured was tried and found guilty of
stealing the clothes In which the bodies
were burled, and was transported for
seven years. A man who was superin
tendent of the dissecting-room of a Lon
don hospital, was dismissed for receiv
ing and paying for bodies sent to his em
ployer and reselling them at an advanc
ed price In Edlnburg. He then turned
Resurrectionist, was detected and im
prisoned and died In a state of raving
TOO MUCH "HELLO."
A WASHINGTON correspondent
I was standing all by myself In the
committee room, reading a vast law book
aud wondering what it was about, and
whether the plaintiff had done so-and-so
or whether It was the defendant; and
which of them they found guilty ; and
how in the mischief they ever knew he
was guilty w hen the words were tangled
up so; and noting, with gratification,
the references to Perkins v. Bangs, Mo.
Rep. Hi., Ac, whereby it was apparent
that lf one did not get mixed up enough
in that book there were others that
could finish him ; and wondering also
at the bewildering tautology of the said
aforesaid book aforesaid, when a youth
to fortune aud to fame unknown, flour
ished in the most frisky way, and came
to a halt before me. This young man
had a moustache that dimmed the coun
tenance about as your breath dims the
brightness of a razor ; and he bored down
into it with his fingers and gave it a
twist which was singularly gratifying to
him, considering that no effect was pro
duced upon the moustache by the opera
tion. He then tilted his little soup-dish
to the port side of his head with his
gloved hand, and said
" Hello !"
I said " Hello 1"
He looked supprised. Then he said
" Do you belong here 1"'
I was Just finishing a senteuce about
Perkins vs. Bang. I finished it, and ob
served " Very fine weather."
He whisked nervously up and down
the room a couple of turns, and then
stopped before me and said
" Are you the clerk of the Judiciary
I said, In the urbanest manner
" In view of the circumstance that on
so short an acquaintance you betray so
much solicitude concerning my business
I will venture to inquire what you may
happen to want with the clerk of the
Judiciary Committee V,"
" That is not answering my question.
Are you the clerk of the Judiciary Com
" In view of the circumstance that on
so short an acquaintance you betray so
much solicitude concerning my business
I will venture to Inquire again what you
may happen to want with the clerk of
the Judiciary Committee V"
" That don t concern any body but
me. What I want to know is, are you
or are you not, the clerk of the Judiciary
" In view, as I said before, of the cir
cumstance that on so short an acquaint
ance you betrty so much solicitude con
cerning my business, I will venture to
Inquire once again what you may hap
pen to want with the clerk of the Judi
ciary Committee 1"'
He scratched his head In apparent per
plexity for a matter of five seconds, and
then said, with deliberation and I m pres.
" Well I'll be d d."
" I presume so. I hope so. Still, be
ing a stranger, you cannot expect me to
lake more thau a passing interest In your
He looked puzzled and a little chafed.
" Look here ; who are you V"
" In view of the circumstance"
" O, curse the circumstance I"
- He did not reply. He seemed worried
and annoyed. Presently he started out
and said, by George I he would go after
the Michigan Senators and inquire into
this thing. I said they were esteemed
acquaintances of mine, and asked him
to say that I was well. But he refused
to do this, notwithstanding all my po
liteness, and was profane again. I nev
er saw such a firebrand as he was.
Now, what can that young fellow
mean by going around asking respecta
ble people lf Jhey are clerks of Senate
Committee? If my feelings are to be
outraged in this way, I cannot stay In
Washingtou. I don't like to be called
Hello by strangers with Imaginary
moustaches, either. This young party
turned out to be an Importation from
Kalamazoo, anil he wished to ship as sub
clerk to the Judiciary Committee.
He is a little fresh. It might have
beeu better If had stayed In the Kalama
zoologlcal Gardens, until he got his
growth perhaps. Still, if his friends
would like to have the opinion of a
stranger concerning him, I think he
will make a success here lu one way or
another. He has spirit and persistence.
The only trouble is, that he has too
much " hello" about hlrn.
Testing Their Honesty.
A dozen men were yesterday loafing
away the rainy hours in a business place
near the ferry dock when the conversa
tion turned upon the subject of general
public rascality. A citizen said be had
given a boy a quarter to get change and
had never seen him again ; another said
be wouldn't trust his own grandfather,
and a third would give $100 to see an
" I have not yet lost ray faith in hu
man nature," finally remarked a man
on a back seat. " Any of you may call
in a stranger to us all, and I will give
him a five-dollar bill to go and get
changed. If he falls to come back I lose
the money ; lf he returns you will see
how foolish your assertions are."
Half a dozen men rushed to the door.
A seedy, gaunt and evil-looking African
was paddling by in the rain, and he was
selected to make the test.
" Stranger," said the man who hadn't
lost confidence, " take this live-dollar
bill around the corner and get it changed
and I will give you ten cents."
The black man departed without a
word, and for the next ten minutes the
laugh was on the man who sent him.
It died away however, as the African
slouched in, handed out the bill and
" I runned all ober an' nobody could
He was given his ten cents and the
man who lost the quarter by the boy
said he couldn't have believed such an
exhibition of honesty lf be had not wit
nessed it, and he was willing to buy the
cider for the crowd. .
. It was only after the cider had been
destroyed and paid for that he learned
that the bill given the negro was a base
counterfeit which no one would accept.
The Force of Habit,
A counsellor, renowned for the art of
pleading, had a trick of rubbing bis
spectacle case while addressing a Jury.
A foolish attorney who had confided a
brief to him thought this action ludic
rous and likely to impair the effect of the
pathetic appeals which the nature of the
suit admitted. Accordingly be watched
for a sly opportunity, and stole away
the spectacle case. For the first time in
his life, the counsellor's tongue faltered
hls mind missed the bodily track with
which it bad long associated its opera,
tions; he became confused; embarrass
ed he stammered, blundered, and bog
gledlost all the threads of his brief.and
was about two sit down, self-defeated,
when the conscience stricken attorney
restored the spectacle case. Straightway
with the first touch of the familiar tails
man, the mind recovered Its self. posse
sion, the memory Its clearneas.the tougve
Its fluency; anil as again and again the
lawyer fondly rubbed the spectacle case,
argument after argument flew forth ilk
the birds from a conjuror's box. And
the Jury to whom a few minutes before
the case seemed hopeless, were stormed
Into unanimous conviction of its Justice.
Such is the force of habit. Such the
sympathy between mental and bodily
associations. Every magician needs his
wand ; and perhaps every man of genV
us hashis spectacle case.
The Good Samaritan.
Oberlin, the well known philanthro
pist of Stelnthal, while yet a candidate
for the ministry was traveling on one
occasion from Strasburg. It was in the
winter time. The ground was deeply
covered with snow and the roads were
almost impassable. He had reached the
middle of his Journey aud was among
the mountains, but by that time was so
exhausted that he could stand up no
He was rapidly freezing to death.
Sleep began to overcome him; all power
to resist it left him. He commended
himself to God and yielded to what he
felt to be the sleep of death. He knew
not how long he slept, but suddenly be
came conscious of some one rousing
him and waking hhn up. Before hlni
stood a wagon driver in bis blue blouse
and the wagon not far away. He gave
him a little wine aud food, and the spir
it of life returned. He then helped him
on the wagon and brought him to the
next village. The rescued man was
profuse In his thanks, and offered mon
ey, which his benefactor refused. .
" It is only a duty to help one anoth
er," said the wagoner, "and it is the
next thing to an insult to offer a reward
for such a service."
"Then," replied Oberlin, "at least
tell me your name, that I may have you
In thankful remembrance before God."'
" I see," said the wagoner, " that you
are a minister of the Gospel; please tell
me the name of the Good Samaritan."
"That," said Oberlin, "I cannot do,
for it was not put on record,"
" Then," replied the wagoner, " until
you can tell me hh name, permit me to
withhold mine." -
Soon he had drivan out of sight, an4
Oberlin never saw him again.
A Negative Creed Unsatisfactory.
The Instinct of skepticism is a little
like the instinct of hunting, there i
more or less of It In every human be
ing. Many a man enters upon the pur
suit, not that he cares for the game not
that be wishes to prove that there is no
God ; not that he would satisfy himself
that be is nothing going nowhere, but
for the enjoyment, the zest of the pur
suit. To a brave man the keenest in.
tellectual pleasure comes from what he
calls the pursuit of truth the hunting
of truth to Its lair; the attempt to
measure the ways, and perhaps the
thought of the first cause. But " My
thoughts are not your thoughts, neither
are your ways my ways, saith the
Lord," and if the man gets bewildered
and lost, and at last seems to himself to
be nothing, gone nowhere, he has ar
rived at a conclusion or destination
that be did not seek to arrive at in the
beginning, a conclusion and a destina
tion that is far from being satisfactory.
Lives there a skeptio that deep down in
his own heart would not believe in th
simplest forms of Christianity lf he
could ? The saddest, the most patbetie
utterances, are the utterances of men
who with the farthest and subtlest reach
of thought grasp only negatives. A
man can no more live on negatives than
he can live on stones ; a negative creed
is the creed of death. Prof. Borden P.
The Sunday Stone.
In an Oxford museum may be seen a
strange stone. It is composed of carbon
ate of lime aod was taken from a pipe
which carries off drain water in a col
liery. The stone consists of alternate
layers of black and white, so that it has
a striped appearance. This was caused
in the following way : When the min
ers were at work the water which ran
through the pipe contained a good deaf
of coal dust, and so left a black deposit
in the pipe. But when no work m
going on as for instauce, lu the night
the water was clean, and so a white
layer was formed. In time these depos
its quite filled the pipe, and so it was
taken up. Then It was found that the
black and white layers formed quite
calendar. Small streaks alternately
black and white; showed a week, and
then came a white strtak of twice the
usual size. This was Sunday, during
which there was, of course, no work for
twenty-four hours. For this reason it
was called the Sunday stone..
tW Man cannot beuonie perfect In a
hundred years ; but he can become cor.
rupt in lens than a day. . .
tfc- A Ho is a desperate cowardice ; II
1 t tent matt nd brav God.
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