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Saturday. July 10. 1893.
democratic satiosai. ticket.
For President IgROYER CLBVELANO
for Vice President ADLA1 . STEVENSON
For Governor JOHV P ALTGELD
For C'onersmn at large JOHN BLACK
For Congressman at large.. ANDREW J HUNTER
For Lteoteoant Govtrnor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State VM H HINRICBSBN
For Auditor DAVID GOKE
ForTreasarer KUFUS N RAMSEY
For Attorney General M T M ALONE Y
For Elector, 11th Dlst J. H. BANLEY
The Democratic voters in the several counties
eomptlsinit the JOeventh Congressional District
are requested to seed delegates to a Congress
ional convention to be held st Monmouth, Illinois,
THl'KSl'AY, SEPT. 1, 1892.
at 10:80 o'clock, a. m. for the purpose of nominat
ing a candidate for congress, a member of tbe
board of equalization, and to transact such other
business as may be presented for tbe considera
tion of Ihe convention The several counties la
the congressional district will be entitled to a
representation on the basis of one delegate for
very 00 votes and one for a fraclon of 100 votes
or over, cat for Kdward S. Wi'ison, for ita'e
treasurer In 1890, a follows:
Counties. Votes 1800 No. Del.
RocklsUnd 4,51 SI
Mercer S,C8 10
Henderson tW4 5
Warren ,2S 11
Hancock 4, 90
McDocough 8,268 1
Schuyler,, 1,SM 10
By order of Democratic Congressional commit -tee
of the Eleventh Congressional district of Illi
nois. J. rVTTEK, Ch'm.
H. C. Cook, Sec.
Monmouth, 111., July 9, 189.
Ther) are at Colfax. Wash., five
strawberries whose combined weight is
three-quarters of a pound.
The San Francisco police last week
S3ized 13 000,000 Chinese lottery ticket",
weighing in all about 13 tons.
In 1884 the republican battle cry was
Ram, Romnism and Rebellion. This
year it teems to be Pinkerton, Powder
A Bloomington gentleman who has
known Gen. Stevenson all his life and
has often traveled with him, ventures the
assertion that the candidate for the ice
presidency is personally acquainted with
more people in America than any other
man . His ability to remember faces and
names is almost remarkable.
St Louis Republic: The newspaper
correspondents and editorial writers
ahould be more exact, especially where
the words ueed are liable to predeter
mine public judgment upon questions
which should be determined only upon
the basis of facts. The Homestead work
iogmen wbo have been barred out of
the Carnegie rrills are not "strikers."
They were locked out and the works shut
down at a time when a committee of
the workingmen was endeavoring to see
Mr. Frick in order to arranee a peace
able compromise. They did not quit
work voluntarily, but were deprived of
work by the order of the Carnegie com
pany. Omaha "World'Herald : Pennsylvania
is the stronghold of republicanism, or
rather Pennsylvania has been the strongs
hold of republicanism. Probably 75 per
cent of tbe 4.000 men in Mr. Carnagie's
Homestead mill voted the repnplican
ticket and shouted for McEinleyism in
the belief that a continuance of their
wages depended upou tbe success of tbe
republican party. How will these men
vote now? How will their sympathizers
throughout Pennsylvania vote? How
will intelligent laborers all over tbe
country, who have taken in this object
leason, yotet It is not too much to hope
that tbe great republican majority of
Pennsylvania will be shaken this year to
its very foundations.
It is wonderful what an effort is being
made by tbe Gest newspaper shouters to
bave the matter of the suit of the ex-con-ereasman
against our tax payers settled
to tbe advantage of the plaintiff in order
that he may go before the republican
congressional convention for re-nomination.
Realizing as they do that Gest per
mitted his vindictive spirit toward every
body over bis humiliating defeat two
Tears aeo to lead him to make a bad break
in suing the city simply because a popular
improvement, in tbe benefl's of whicb all
hare, happened to offect him personally,
they find. the next besttbing to do Is to jus
tiff Gest's course and consequently bave
taken up his side against the people. They
have commenced giving City Attorney
Haas "pointers" on what his course should
be legally as well as politically and
have gone so far as to quote legal author
ity to sustain Gest's side of the case.
Fortunately our court trials arc not con
ducted through tbe newsptpers, and The
Argus fails to discover why &uch a tri
bunal should be constructed to establish a
precedent in the Gest case.
When the Hps are dry or scarred.
When tbe teeth are dark or dull.
When the tongue Is hot and hard,
And fills the tainted mouth loo full.
The magic SOZODONT suDply,
And all those ills before H fly.
AT A TIGER'S MERCY.
6TORY OF A MAN WHO SPENT THE
NIGHT WITH A gAVAQE BEAST.
Falling: by Accident J Into an Elephant
Pit Where a Royal Beng-al Tlg-er Was
Trapped and the Story of How the
Honrs Faased Slowly By.
Copyright, 1802, by Charles B. Lewis. 1
When we of the menagerie expedition
reached Myanee, on the edge of the great
forest of Chittagong, province of Bengal,
we were told that we had at last struck
the tiger's paradise. The people of the
village, D umbering about 000 souls, had
heard that we were headed that way and
that we would pay ten pounds for a full
Ijrowi captive tiger, and the men had dug
several pits and set two or three traps.
Three days before our arrival they caught
a tiger in one of the traps, but had bad
luck with him.
A native tiger trap is a large cage con
structed of bamboo, and about four feet
wide by ten feet long. At one end is a
door which slides up and down in grooves.
The bait is placed at the opposite end, and
when seized a trigger is pulled and the
door falls. The tiger was caught some
time during the night. Next morning,
when they went out to carry the cage to
the village, the beast became furious at
Bight of them and finally broke out of the
cage and killed one man and badly wound
ed another before making off. They had
inspected the tiger at short range, and all
had observed that a piece bad been bitten
out of his left ear. The wound had long
ago healed up, but it was a good mark to
identify him in case he was ever seen
come into the province of Ben
gal to capture as many tigers as possible,
as good animals were scarce among show
men, and the Hamburg house had orders
on its books for a dozen or more. It Is
popularly believed that the Bengal tiger
is larger and fiercer and more untamable
than the tiger of any other district.
While this is by no means the case, a
zoological garden or a showman will pay a
higher price for one of them and advertise
him more extensively.
Our first care was to constrnctf several
small, stout cages in Which to transport
our captives, in case we had the good lack
to make any, and the next to lay out the
ground. There were no man eaters haunt
ing the neighborhood, and no tiger bad
been seen about the village. Hunting
parties had routed them out in the ravine
and thickets to the west, and now and
then a bullock had been killed by them on
the edge of the cleared land. After a sur
vey of the country we dug several pits and
placed several traps, and then had nothing
to do but wait. Each pit and t rap wan
visited twice a day by men detailed for the
purpose. They Went in the morning to see
if we had caught anything, and again at
midafternoon torebait and reset in case a
hyena or jackal had been made captive.
These animals were a source of great an
noyance to us by sneaking into the traps
and falling into the pits meant for larger
It was ten days tiefore we made a strike,
but the captive was well worth waiting for.
He had just attained his prime and was a
real royal beauty. -Some Ynen When ill luck
befalls them rave and rage. So do some
tigers. Other men and other tigers take
matters more philosophically. This fellow
was sitting down when we first caught
sight of him. and it was only when we
were within thirty feet of his cage that he
rose and saluted us with a kingly growL
Then he lay down again, seeming to real
ize that his case was helpless and yet de
termined to preserve his dignity, and we
had no trouble whatever in removing him
to one of the transportation cages. He was
so quiet and docile that some of the natives
declared he must have been a captive be
fore. That was not possible, however. He
had just eaten a hearty breakfast, felt
good natured toward all the world and
was intelligent enough to realize that he
On the afternoon of the third day after
trapping our tiger, who is today an inmate
of she Koyal zoo of Ixindon, word was
brought in by a native hunter that a large
herd of elephants was in the forest about
six miles away, and that one big tusker
was lame and could easily le captured by
the white men. Williams took ten natives
and circled to the northwest, while I took
the same number and circled to the south
west, calculating to get to the west ot the
herd before we effected a junction aud
then drive it toward a village. It took us
three hours to reach our position, and it
was a rare sight we saw when we crept
down on the herd. They had just stopped
feeding and were collected in a glade of
about an acre in extent. There were twenty-six
of them, including three babies not
The tusker mentioned was a noble big
fellow, but had got the worst of a fight in
which he had been severely hurt in the
right shoulder. He could hardly put that
forefoot to the ground, and was standing
by himself anil sulking when we caught
sight of him. I crept around to the south
to get a fair shot at him, while William
was stalking an old fellow with one tusk
broken off about half way up, and we
should have got lxth of them but for an
accident. One of the natives, moving on
bands and knees through the brush, was
struck in the face by a poisonous serpent
and rose up and cried out at tbe top of his
voice. At his first scream the elephants
went off at a furious pace, and we knew
they would not stop again under five miles.
The native had been struck by a jungle
viper. I reached him within live minutes,
and he was then rolling on the ground
with his face so swollen that he could no
longer see out of his eyes. In a quarter of
an hour he was dead. His death made
very little impression on his companions.
I felt annoyed at their seeming indiffer
ence and said so to my head man, and he
"Why, sahib, he is dead, and that ends
it. My grandfather was eaten by a tiger,
my father killed by a buffalo and my only
brother died as he has just died, from a
snake bite. My turn may come any day.
Why should I weep or lament?" ,
Four of the natives were ordered to make
a litter and convey the lody to the village
for burial, and we divided into two parties
again and set out after the herd. Here
and there we found well beaten paths to
make traveling more easy, but at other
times we could scarcely force a passage
through the thickets. I was leading the
way and supiosed my men were following.
The afternoon was wearing nway, and
whenever I struck favorable ground I in
creased my puce to a run. I fiually heard
the elephants ahead of me. and was creep
ing up when I suddenly realized that I was
alone in the forest. I waited for perhaps
ten minutes, and then followed slowly on
after the elephants, who were feeding as
they moved along. 1 expected to be over
taken at any moment, and was not in the
least alarmed. I was gradually getting on
to the heels of the herd when something
occurred as alarm the beasts again, and
away they went at a tremendous gait, and
I knew I should see nothing more of them
I was now within four miles of the vil
lage and on a plain path, but the sun was
so loWrthat it was twilight in the forest.
I was going forward at a good pace when
a buge hyena crossed my path with a
BTowl. Two minutes later there were
yelps and snarls from every direction, anCT
I realized that the night prowlers of thu
forest were astir. I was going bravely
ahead and would bave been out of the
forest in half an hour more when the sun
went down and I had to almost feel my I
way foot by foot. The situation was any
thing but pleasant. If I climbed a tree I
might be bitten by a snake lurking among
the branches, and the mosquitoes would
eat me alive in two hours if I escaped the
serpent. To go forward was to guess at j
the right compass point, and I heard I
sounds to prove that wild beasts were
prowling about In every direction. Wil
liams had borrowed my matchbox or I
could have made a torch. I had a heavy
single barreled rifle, but no extra ammu
nition and therefore dared not fire a signal.
I was picking my way slowly, feeling a
beaten path under my feet, when of a sud
den I felt myself falling. One cannot re
member his thoughts in such emergencies.
I may have cried out, but I do not recollect
it. I remember that, as I brought up on
my head and shoulders, I heard a fierce
growling almost in my ear. I was stunned
for a moment. When I pulled myself up
to a sitting position I was at one end of an
elenhant Dit. which was five feet wide.
twelve long and twelve deep. The other '
end was occupied by a tiger. I knew it be
cause I could smell him, and because he
had his eyes on me, and I knew the eyes be
longed to tiger. Elephjrtit pits are gen
erally 6o firmly covered thai ho beast weigh
ing less than 500 pounds can break through..
This one, as I afterward ascertained, had
been covered eo long that tha poles haX
rotted and weakened. The tiger was ahead
of me in falling in.
No one can tell how a wild beast will act
under certain circumstanoaa . There la
even a wide difference between two of the
same species. This tiger did not rush opoa
me as I fell into the pit, bat that might
have been the action of another. As I be
came certain of tbe situation I found little
in it to console me, and I admit that I was
badly rattled. Tbe tiger kept his two
greenish eyes fastened on me, bat I glanced
at him only at long intervals. The fact
that he hod not attacked me might be
taken as proof, that he would not if I dlJ
not provoke him. It was a very hot night
above, but quite cool at the bottom of tbe
pit, and not a single mosquito found its
way down there. After the lapse of half
an hour I began to get my nerve back, and
it may astonish you to learn that I took a
nnmLer of short naps daring tbe long
hours of that night. I was aroused from
one of these by the low. fierce gTowls of the
tiger, and a moment later t looked up to
see the head of some wild beast on the
path above. It growled in return, and I
set It down for a hyena. I think the tiger
also siept at intervals. If not. then he had
bis head turned so that I could no longer
see his eyes.
I was sleeping quite soundly when day
light came, and a whining, snuffing noise
made by the tiger aroused me. My eyes
were hardly open when he came over to me
and smelled of my knees and feet and
hands. He actually rested his head on my
knees and looked into my eyes. I think he
was at first inclined to attack me, as he
growled in a menacing way and lashed his
tail, but as I shut my eyes and kept quiet
he finally changed his mind and withdrew
to bis corner. As time passed he grew un
easy and kept up a continual whine. Every
wild beast seeks its covert between day
break and sunrise, and this instinct made
the tiger restless. The sun was just up
when I heard the reports of rifles, and five
minutes inter the voice of Williams came
plainly to my ears. The tiger also heard
the sounds, and I thought he acted as if
badly frightened. I was watching him
through half open eyes when the face of
Williams appeared over the edge of the
pit and he called out in horror stricken
"Great heavens! but he's at the bottom
of this pit with a tiger! Blank, are you
"Yes," I answered in a voice just above
a whisper; "go nnd get one of the cages
and our ropes. The tiger is cowed, and I
think we can secure him."
He did not stop to argue the point, but
returned within an hour with the outfit.
During his absence the tiger dug at the
bank with his claws and kept upa whining,
and only once did he come near me. Then
he backed up and made a leap for the edge
of the pit. As he fell back he growled in
anger and disappointment and lay down
facing me. The only way to get him out
was to noose him and draw him up through
the bottom of the cage placed over the pit.
Without another word to me they began
operations. At the first throw of the noose
the tiger showed fight, but only for a mo
ment. The third throw caught him, and
it didn't take more than a minute to land
him in the cage. I was not yet out of the
pit when the natives identified him by the
bitten ear as the same beast they trapped
before our coming. He didn't serve ua the
same trick he did them, however. About
noon he became ferocious and tried to
break out, but we beat him with sticks
until he gave up, and from that time on
until we shipped him for Calcutta he was
almost as docile as a dog.
How a Little Boy Turned the Heads of
a 'Whole Camp.
Just at the break of day one summer
morning some hunters camped on the
headwaters of the Jefferson river heard
firing and yelling at a crossing below.
They turned out to a man and made all
haste. It was as they expected. A lone
emigrant family, driving up the valley ,in
Bearch of a spot to call home, had been at
tacked by the Indians. The father lay
dead dead were three or four half grown
children while the wife and mother had
put her back to a rock and with ax in
band was defending her youngest offspring
a bit of a boy about three years old
whom she had snatched from tbe wagon.
She was a dying woman as the hunters
came up. Those red devils bad fird a
dozen arrows into her as she stood like a
tigress at bay, but the boy hiding at her
feet was untouched.
It was two days later when the hunters
came into our camp at Strawberry Hill,
and one of them had little Jack on his
shoulder. They had buried the bodies
the Indians had secured all else. They
were bound to the north, and were ready
to hand the little chap over to the first
enmp which would take him. And yet
not quite ready. There were over a hun
dred of us ragged and unkempt digging,
delving and hoping, rude, rough miners
who hadn't seen a child for years, but each
of us wauted the boy as our individual
property. It was finally decided to cast
lots for him. One hundred and seventeen
white beans and one single bluck one were
placed In a camp kettle, tbe kettle elevated
to the top of a post, and we formed into
line and each man drew a bean.
In after days we said that Providence
bad a hand in it. Every white bean waa
drawn out, and the black one left to "Old
Comfort." as we used to call him. He waa
a man nearly fifty years old, soft spoken
and always acting as peacemaker, and
there must have been something in bis
face to remind tbe child of his father Imck
there in the valley.: Little Jack smiled
and called him "papa'.' as the old man took
him in his arms, and though we jrere en
vious and disappointed we were also glad.
It will seem silly and childish to you to
read of our actions. The boy had been
snatched from the wagon itvhis night
dress; and the hunters had Wrapped him
in a blanket. .The first thing was to make
him a suit of clothes, and every man in
that camp had a garment to offer. While
"Old Comfort" was making the first suit
two or three others were secretly under
way. Ten of us knocked off work for hair
a day to enlarge the old man's shanty and
make it weatherproof, and it was unani
mously agreed that the camp should make
up to him the weekly allowance of his
claim and let him do nothing but care for
Every morning before we went down
into the claims little Jack was seated on
the head of a barrel in the center of th
camp and every man had a look at him. Ir
we didn't see him at noon we heard from
him, and after supper he was brought out
to be looked at and talked to for an hour.
The little chap could master "papa,"
"mamma," "dog," "cat," and so on, and
"Old Comfort" did little else but teach
him. hen h,e brought out a new word
we were as enthusiastic as if some one had
made a rich find, and sometimes the cheers
and hand, clapping frightened him until he
put up a lip. As a rule he would shake
hands with all and smile at every one, but
he clung to "Old Comfort" in a way to
touch your heart. Some of us would "bor
row" him occasionally and carry him
about on heads or shoulders, but lie was
not content to he long out of the old man's
8XS2S. If w-e were childish what would
TOO say of the gang down at Albany Flat?
Two weeks after the boy came to us about
a dozen of theui came up one afternoon to
see If It was a real, live boy, with a regular
face and two anus and legs. They found
(t was. They saw him laugh and heard
him talk, and thy retired to consult. The
result was an offer of ore, provisions and
cash amounting to 500; but we laughed
them to scorn. Sell our boy Why, there
wasn't money enough in the whole United
States to tempt us.
Little Jack came to us iu July. We got
him through the fall and winter in good
hape, and he kept growing and endearing
himself to everybody. We could have
found better claims further down, but no
one would go unless all would move, as it
would be leaving the boy ln-hind. When
spring came we all noticed that little
Jack waa out of sorts. I suppose it was
our coarse fare as much as anything else,
although he got two or three heavy colds
in spite of "Old Comfort's" motherly cart.
We weren't alarmed, however, and nobody
was prepared for it when the whisper
came t hat our boy was sick. Three days
later he was dead. On the last day no
work waa done. After dinner we formed
in line and passed in and out of the olc
man's shanty to look upon that pale face
before deat h came. At sunset he died, and
during that long night no man spoke
above a whisper. We made him a coffin
out of boxes, dug a grave in the sunshine
on the hillside, and when we laid him
away no man kept back his tears. It was
"Old Comfort" who read a chapter from
his pocket Bible at the grave, and it was
he who made the prayer in tones which
told us all how sore his old heart was.
When all was over some men went away
and sat down by themselves to grieve,
while others began tearing down and pack
ing np to leave the place on the morrow.
That night there was no singing, no music
on the fiddles, no story telling about the
camp fires or in the shanties. Now and
then men whispered to each other, but the
camp was so quiet that one coming up the
trail would have believed it deserted. And
so went the night, and when morning
came the camp was aroused by the shouts
of an early riser. He was pointing up the
hillside to little Jack's grave. We knew
what was wrong as we started up the
path. "Old Comfort" was lying across the
grave, and he was dead and cold dead of
a broken heart. We buried him beside his
boy our boy and two hours after his
grave was filled in not a man was left at
Strawberry II UL M. QUAD.
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