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,j ,vN" 1 AS -EATERS. ,B\L!3W ONCE PRACTICED 'BV E OJIBWAYS. ,. -K-nlnlino Islam! Feasted nl i'l Oil l-iosli —I,oW 0no )iitii»» •i,| Kot» •.H uo» tin',' "History served ical L'"'r*. 1 ol" T:'«so limiiltwl in Dis^orsinff ilicii- Ancient Island uorsANns of people in search a a pleasure annual ly visit the quaint 1 1.1.1 fi 11 It a in 1 of La Pointe. on Mnd aline Island, Wis consin, which is the largest, of tho Apostle group, at tin: mou t)i of lie ii a mcgon Hav, hake Su perior. As I took pas sage on a trim it a ha t. 1 ies be- if Ashland and 1 he island I was under tho imprest a a vi it or a ritv Av'.'il'fnis of the adjacent towns j.j.'..,"-tli:it- (lie principal attraction Vijn.t l- 'and, besldo its natural .. ulfl Cat in1 if Church. said which uniformed a pari, „',!.s on chapel erected by Mar- ll 1:1(1 i:, of the Ojibways" is the legandary and historical junto' the Ojihwav nation, as relat- by the old men of the tribe at their icine rites and around their lodge lthou«h a cultured English scholar Warreu was a most fluent .speaker he Ojibway tongue and acted as their •rpretor at important treaties, i* untimely death, which occurred at ago of L'8 years, deprived the world an invaluable series of Indian his i's, of which he had only completed first, volume, the general history of Oaibways. He intended writing a plcte account, of their religious cus Si beliefs, and rites, of their myth traditions and biographies of most famous chieftains. Hut tho of writing the first volume, to tal" with that of being an active and woniious member of the Minnesota waturo, wrecked his already feeble Hi, unci cut short a life of remark promise. was a favorite with the old chiefs, "ors. and medicine men of his tribe, was able on this account .laiii from them information rejrard darkest paae of their tribal his ,, ""oiicerning which, to"t,hcir white their lips were eternally sealed. black stain upon their proud was t'10 cannibalism which itoci, 275 years a ,g0i ju tlieir sudden ,,1,'')!n|)U'te evacuation of the island tsoen their home for a hun and twenty-five years. 'jrs^ home of 4he Ojibways was lift St. Lawrence River, but the Iroquois, or Six Nations, of Mirk, made incessant war up twin, and gradually drove along the great chain of until, four hundred years ago, undod an immense village upon OilUWAV LODGE. Island, where their wigwams a r,in1lpa!atlVe'y saf« from attacks Hi mi .i -1OXnS. °xos- The island contains h'msaiid li .!) tly 'liC. .'''^itiois, the Dakotas, and tho TIIA iolanH /IANF aintt cnuld ra!S Iinlian corn and manufacture tueir birch-bark canoes and wigwams without e.ver going upon the mainland. And as the Ojibways were constantly at, war with the tribes south and west of them, this was a most important consid eration. Hut all their hunting had to be done upon the main shore, and when the fortunes of war were especially se- r/v' H. MM) n.«n vere upon them. i.urt their foe- pressed close to the shore of (.'heijiiauiegoii, the O.jibway braves v/.-iv torn|:-:-llerl to re main upon their island seat, and abandon the hunt. This frequently compelled long and seven! fasts, to which some chieftains charitably attribute the beginning of the cannibalism that finally grew into a £C to .rreat Jesuit missionary and Oliver. thorough investigation of the history tT&iUUnns of. this island, which tho French traders and missionaries (1 La Po'mtn, has entirely convinced the faU'ty of the tradition con- f— SllOOTIN'rt THE MKDlCTN't? MAN". Warren, in whoso fas- custom. But a more probable cause of these feasts on human flesh lies in the lusts, passions, and bloodthirsty instincts of tho crafty medicine men. These cunning impostors banded to gether in a sort of priesthood of crime. ing the eHun-'n. but opened up a and succeeded in making the laity of pter of Indian history of startling iu •st. pon this island, in 1825, was born of wl Puritan, French and Indian blood liam Whipple the tribe believe them capable of assum ing at will the forms.bf beasts. They were also believed to bo exempt from death, or at least from death by the hand of a fellow-human. The discovery of a subtle poison, not unlike that with which Tofa.ua. an Ital ian woman, committed six hundred mur- !OIIN CHANT S CABIN. ders in the latter part of the same cen tury, gave almost, unlimited scope to the devilish designs of tins medicine men. The Indian who dared refuse the most exhurbitant demand of a medicine man was certain to fall ill am! die a mysteri ous and painful death, whether lie was in the bloom of youth and health, at the full of manhood's prime, or in the de cline of old ag-i. The g!»l or woman who refused to minister to flip lusts of his priesthood deliberately paid the pric of her life for the, preservation of her virtue. Strangely (-.rough, at, the midnight, hour, after of these victims had been buried, l"« friends and relatives of the deceased v/ouid be summoned to at tend a'"mod"-sine feast." at some medi cine man's l^dge, ami no mattei how scarce might the Ojibway lack of meat, served at th" be the supply of game in •village. There was never '•l the concoction that was •e feasts'. jiore discerning of the tribe At last tho began to s.Vspect the nature of these feasts and -i few to absent themselves from the po'st-inortem rites to which the medicine iron summoned thein or re fused the Jilt offered them. These also paid the pcr alty of death for their of fense to the :iiurderous medicine men. This slaughter prevailed to an extent that loft scf.'^cely a lodge untouched by the "medicine death-" This only 'J1" creased the superstitious terror that, ob tained amci'g the simple people, and the nower of t.he priesthood over them was supreme. But like all tyrannies its ex tremity ar.il cruelty accomplished its own The medicine men finally became so bold in their cannibal practices that they would demand of parents their for sacrifices. The superstitious and terrorized parents dared not refuse these ('CBu"their acres of fertile land, timbered with pines, "id beeches. Here their squawi^ fell a victim to the awful rule was destined to a strange and sudden termination. The favorite child of 0 brave Yf emm r5,10^ medic"U? doff.th. The old brave knew that the midnight I hour would bring a summons to the feast, the very thoughts of which stung I him to desperation. As the shadows of night settled down upon the unhappy village, he secretly took down his bow and quiver of arrows and crept out of his lodge unnoticed by I the. weeping women. I lie stole stealthily beyond the circle of lodges to a clump of trees that com manded a view of the. grave of his child. Carefully concealing himself here, he prepared to watch the night out, and de fend the little grave against the depreda tions of man or "Manitou." It is impossible for a white man to reali/.e the amount of courage which this act required. Even tinder ordinary cir cumstances it would have been a very remarkable display of courage, for the superstitious fear of the mysterious was so strong in tho Indian character that the brave who would have endured, with stoicism, the most terrible tortures at the hand of an enemy, lived in abject terror of "medicine charms" and "Mani tous," or devils. Hut this superstitious fear, in this case, had become a frenzy, and mental terrors that beset the bere ivcd brave, as lie counted tho slow hours of ii is solitary vigil, an! beyond the grasp of civilized imagination. Tho ceaseless lash of the waters of the bay, as they broke upon the sandy beach that girts the western point of the island, together with the occasional hoot, of an owl and the yelps of the dogs in the distant, village, were the only sounds that broke upon the keen ears of the watching warrior until shortly before the midnight hour. Then a slight rust ling among the bushes, in the direction of the village, and the huge form of a black bear was dimly discernable in th pule muoni'ght. To the sentinel father it could be none other than a medicine man transformed into the form of a bear, according to the accepted tradition. Of what use was it. to shoot his. arrows at this supernatural being, which was invulnerable to the shafts of death, and which could destroy him by any of a thousand mysterious charms? Nevertheless, the desperate father drew his bow and sent an arrow into the bear just, as it began to dig i.iie earth from the child's grave. In terror at his very audacity and de fiance of the medicine Manitous, the old man lied to his lodge. There was no medicine feast, that, night. In the morning a party of braves visited the child's grave and found stretched upon it the cold and bloody body of one of the most devilish medicine men, wrapped in a bear-skin and pierced by the old man's arrow. This news threw the village into a fresh frenzy of excitement, which reached its height when the report and belief became common that the woods and shore of the island constantly re sounded with the wails and lamenta tions of the "t'he-bi-ug," or the -souls of the victims." The terror-sticken Ojibways preferred to brave the war-cry of their enemies on the, mainland than to remain on their Island refuge, and hear the imaginary waitings of their murdered kindred. Wo tho entire village extinguished its lodge tiros, and tied in their canoes to the neighboring shores. For at, least 170 years, not an Indian ventured to tarry over night, tipon the haunted island, and Michel Cadott.e and his fellow Frenchmen, who established their trading post on the island in 178:.', were considered by the Indians as fool hardy in the extreme. It was many years after the Cadotte's arrival before the Ojibways could be induccd to erect their lodges and light their niglit-fires upou the situ of their ancient, capital village. That portion of the island where once these frightful scenes of cannibalism were enacted is occupied by the solitary cabin of a hospitable Scotchman—John Grant—whose hermit life is seldom dis turbed save by the chance visit of a stray tourist In the summer season. Al though thoroughly familiar with the history and legends of the island, he per sists in bidding lonely defiance to the nightly cries of the Chi-bi-ug—the souls of the victimai FOHUKST CKISSF.Y. Claim Tlilrt.Vlour Acre.* of New York. Several residents of Connecticut will soon brif-g a suit which involves the ownership of land on Broadway, New York, valued at $20(1,000,0(10. In the days that, preceded the revolution ary war Capi. Gellis ran a little freighting slottp between the towns of Milford and Siratford, on Long Island, and the metrc'yolu. Among the crew that manned the sloop was Kcberl Edwards, a resident of Stratford, Conn. Edwards bought thirty-fou acres of land cu both sides of Broad way, covering the space that is now occupied by Trinity Church and part of Wall street. A lease of this proper ty to the British government, was recorded in the name of liobert Ed wards, his heirs Mid assigns, to cover period of ninoty-niue years. This was in the year 1781, and the lease expired in 1880. Robert had written to his brothers, Russell. Lyman and Will iam, who lived in Stratford, informing them of the fa-its of the purchase and lease cf the Broadway tract. A great nephew oi' Edwards living at Stratford has the lettcj.-. Robert disappeared and was never heard of afterward. The Connecticut heirs were tho only oues to take an active part in the proceed ings, beginning iu 1880. Four years ago another move wao made by the heirs of Robert Edwards. Complete files of the ancient records were se curciT. copies of deeds taken, and title:* searched. Leading conasel lias been retained to aid in the battle, and a meetiug of all the heirs or their repre sentatives will soon bo held to formu late a plan of procedure. A Wise i'recaution. Larynx—I hear you are married. Thudd—Yes been married a month. Larynx—Well, excuse me, but is ii true, as I hear, that your wife is con siderably older than you Thudd—Well, yes lam thirty-two, and my wife is soventv-eight. Larynx- -Why did you marry a wom an so much older than yourself. Thudd—Well, you see, I've heard and read so much about mothers-in law that I thought I'd marry a girl that wouldn't be likely to have mother. FROM geological observations on the Alps, vegetation on the higher portion* seems to be etreatiug, and the poplara that at one time adorned the crest ol the hills are now nearly all dead. 1P1IS FOR LITTLE CHILDREN. COLUMN EXCLUSIVELY FOR THEIR READING. Tlie House That Maude Unlit. I could not make a fountain, but I did make a fish pond. Iran into tho house and took a patty tin, tilled it. with water and sunk it in the sand. Then I put paisies around the edge. Now all was finished, and how pretty it looked! It was ready for some one to live in. But where could I find anybody small enough who would want to rent my little house At that moment there camo hopping that way just the right person. A dear little toad went to the gateway, walked into tho garden, looked at the lake and trees and flowers, and then went straight to the door of the house and took possession. Oh. how happy I was to have such a cunning little tenant for my little sand-house.—Little Men and Women. Voutliful I'rittile. "Hin.T,n, Johnnie! How do you like living in a fiat?" "Pretty well. I miss the banisters, though."—Harper''a Young People. ScHOOt, BOY—"t wt»ita racer." Sta tionery Dealer—"Racer' School Boy —"Yes, one o' them rubber things to rub mistakes out quick 'fore th' teacher sees 'em."—N. Y. Good News. ONE night in August Jennie noticed for the first time the noise of the insect world. She suddenly turned to her father, saying: "Papa, I never knew the stars sang before."—Youth's Com panion. A ooui'LK of vwin boys were taken into their mammii's room the other day to welcome a now arrival. They, gazed upon their new little brother with great earnestness for a time, and then inquired, with one voice: "Mamma, where is the other one Boston Ad vertiser. RITA was riding one day on a very crooked road that went winding and dodging up hill and down dale in an eccentric fashion of its own. At last little Rita folded her small hands, with much resignation, saying: "Well, I never did see such a curly road."— Courier-Journal. MOTHER—"What makes you cry that way?" Johnnie—"Our poor teacher has been sick so long, and—and "What! Did he die?" "No—no—he is getting well—boo-hoo."—Texas Sift ings. HorHemanship of Mexican f?oys. One of the finest and most inspirit ing sights of small town life in Mexico is the horsemanship of the boys from 8 to 17—perfect young Centaurs, as much at home in the sad dle as Arabs. How they go thunder ing through the streets, what marvel onsly short turns they make, and how instantaneously they come to a short, sharp stop in a headlong gallop! These country towns of Mexico are the nurseries, so to speak, of the national cavalry, an arm of the service in which Mexico excels. The finest sight in the world, one on which the gods must look down approvingly, is a high spirited lad astride a good horse. A Mexican boy takes to the back of a horso as a Cape Cod boy does to a boat. At no age is a rider bolder than in that enchanted period of existence lying between childhood and manhood. A Mexisan lad, in default of a sad dle, will enjoy himself hugely bare back. He early learns to use the rope or riata, and, beginning with lassoing dogs aud pigs, he advances to mules and cows, and finally essays the roping of a lively bull. So expert do they become that iu war they frequently drag their enemies from their saddles by a skillful cast of the rope. Some of my younger friends here seem to mo to' li've on horseback. They come home at r.ooutime to snatch a bite, as most beys will, but off they are again on their tireless horses. They have the good fortune to live in a country which enjoys a climate which makes out-of door life possible all the year round, and the country lad, continually on horseback, grows up straight, robust and daring.—Boston Herald Mexican teller. Unpopular Children often use words for their sound rather than for their sense—a fault of which oldor persons are of coarse never guilty. Lizzie, a small maiden of 5 years, was not careful of her clothes, and fre quently camo in from play with rents in her" skirt, or with the trimming hanging from her hat. Ono day her gown was torn in a particularly ugly manner, and her mother said, "Lizzie, I shall have to punish you if you are so careless." "Oh, no, mamma!" she replied, earn estly. "Indeed, I am careful, but something's always happening to this dress, it's so unpopular." llotns lVol". As it was in Emerson's youth, so it i.t now: t'«e best things that a boy learns at school a-.e those wliich tho f£s#®:®wm#wt TOOK a piece of shingle for my spade, and by patting tho sand down hard and smooth- I made tho floor of iny iliouse. lx with the fingers of my left hand resting on tho floor, as a wall u( cj ~"o\ against which to make the end of the house, and the back of my hand as a support to the roof and sides, I took my spade and packed the moist sand uarefnlly over my hand until I had a round, smooth house which was like a mound in shape, then I very carefully drew out mv hand, and there was the inside just as it should be. The next thing in order after finishing a house is the garden and so I made the gar den around my house with flower beds and walks, and inclosed it with a fence which was also made of sand. I picked flowers and leaves and planted them in the flower beds, and set out little stems and twigs along the walks. *V* s- l" master does not teach. Such, at.all events, is the boy's opinion. "Well, Tommy," said a visitor, "how are you getting on at school "First-rate," answered Tommy. "I ain't doing as well as some of the other boys, though. 1 can stand on my head, but I have to put my feet against the fence. I want to do it without being anywhere near the fence, and I guess I can after a while.— Jewish Messenger. A GREAT BATTLE MONUMENT. Preparations Umlor Way for the Dedica* tion of the Sliaft at Bennington. The Yermonters whose great-grand sires fought at Bennington are to have a great celebration Aug. 16. It will be a double jubilee. The battle of Bennington was fought Aug. 16, 1777. JtKNMN*GTOX 11ATTI.M MONUMENT. Vermont was admitted to the Union in 1791. So the celebrations are com bined, and on the anniversary of the battle the great Bennington battle monument will be dedicated. The monument will soon be com pleted aud will be ono of the most in teresting memorial structures yet erected in this country. It stands on the hill which the grim and deter mined men of Bennington held against the red-coats on the memorable day in 1777. The barfe of the shaft is 300 feet above the Walloomsac valley. Ailf a mile to the south Mount Anthony rears itself in grandeur 2,000 feet high. The site of the towering shaft has been admirably selected. The monument will be 301 feet high, 44 feet square at the base and 37 feet square at the top. The foundation is of limestone, built into the solid rock which forms the hill. The structure proper, now almost completed, will be a simple shaft in the form of an obe lisk, built of magnesian limestone. There will be a winding stairway in the interior. The monument is erected by the three States which are to dedi cate it and the General Government. together tions. with large private contribtr- ELECTRIC CARS UNDERGROUND An clectric underground railway hag been opened in London and is now in successful operation. The road-bed consists of two tracks laid in two un derground tunnels and the rails, with few exceptions, are not less than forty feet underground, while in many places they go as deep as one hundred feet. At the stations the two tunnels FFtO.NT SUCTION OF StTB'rKlIHA.NKAN ELECTRIC HAIL, WAV. are brought into an enlarged chamber, and the passengers are here raised and lowered by elevators. The cars are twenty-nine feet in length, and a train consists of an elec tric locomotive and three cars capable of accommodating one hundred passen gers to tlio train. The locomotivee weigh ten tons and are one hundred horse-power each. There is no gear ing of any kind, tho current being picked up from a center rail carried on glass insulators, the track serving as retnrn conductors. The operation oi the cars is said to be very satisfactory, but the reverberating noise of the train while running through the tunnel ia very disagreeable. Hrave Alotlioi*. As showing the force of matemftl love among the lower animals, there are few more pathetic incidents than the following, which coi'oes from Aus tralia The owner of a country station was sitting one evening on the balconj' out side his house, when he was surprised to notice a kangaroo lingering about, as though half in dpubt and fear what to do. At length she approached the water pails, and, taking a young one from her pouch, held it to the water to drink. While her baby was satisfying its thirst the mother was quivoriug all over with excitement, for she was only a few feet from the balcony, on which one of her great foes was sitting, watching her. The little one having finished drinking, it was replaced in tho pouch, and the old kangaroo started off at a rapid pace. I When the natural timidity of tho kangaroo is taken into account, it will be recognized what astonishing bravery this affectionate mother exhibited. It I is a pleasing ending to tho story that the eye-witness was so affected by the scene that from that time forward he could never shoot a kangaroo. UTILIZING scrap steel rod by welding it and drawing it into fence wire is one of the recent successes of electric welding. HUMOR. Pliyllla' Glove. Droppod on tho utatr, a nlired of MOW* L!cw l'liylll»' little glove Of all tho mulds that I. do know* 8ho !h *)m one I lnvo. 1 But ah, In vain! From vrkero I stand. Here In tbe dusk above, I sec young Jacques ho has her hand, While I have but her—glovol —IAzttlc Wooduiorth Reese. Too Much for Him. Chicago Anarchist—Money or blood! Respectable Party—I didn't suppose you would accept a contribution from, me. C. A.—Why not? R. P.—Because I have accumulated my wealth by pandering to the sense less extravagance of fashion. I am the proprietor of a soap factory. Anarchist drops down in a fit.— Texas Sif tings. Asking Tou MucU. *"My milkman refuses to have hU boy baptized." "What'is his objection?", "He says he understands the boy., would have to renounce the pumps and vanities of this wicked world, whiclk would ruin his business." Observe the Proprieties. '. "Why did the sexton leave?" "He got full one day and officiated at a funeral with a red necktie on, and wept at a church wedcfcig in the after noon with a band on his hat that flapped in the wind." Tlie Worst Yet. "How strikingly this reminds me off the words of the poet," remarked Sim ple, after complying with a third re quest to pass the butter. "What words, Mr. Simple?" in quired the hostess. "Life's butter-passing dream," iw the reply. Power of the Press. In the sanctfim: Wrathy Visitor—You're confounded paper has cost me a pretty sum. Editor (calmly —Please explain. "In your issue of day before yester day you were kind enough to state thai a burglar had entered my house, stolen, a roll of money from the bureau, but, happily, neglected to take a gold wateh that always reposed in the adjoining drawer." "Well?" "It's not well at all! .That infernal burglar, guided by your information, came last night and took the watch. Pittsburg Bulletin. Letting Him Down Gently. "Doctor,1' said the lady, anxiously,, "I have sent for you to see if you can't' tell me what to do for my poor little canary. It mopes, and "I am not a bird doctor, madam," the physician interposed, loftily. "Don't yon know anything about tha diseases of canaries "Most emphatically I do not."' "You will excuse me, then, Doctor," she said, "if I call a more experienced physician. I should be afraid to let you present for the poor little dear.1* Chicago Tribune. Only One Thing: ucking. Friend—Gogson, how is your air-ship gettiug along? Inventor—"It is complete, with tho exception of oue little detail I have not yet perfected. I shall take that up next." "What is it "A mere trifle that I can think out at any time. Tbe principal feature of my invention is a safety net that will travel along under the air-ship to pre vent fatal accidents. It will make navigatiug tho air absolutely free from danger. Jn the making of that net I have revolntioned the entire business.1* "i»ut how is the not itself to be kept from fiilli' to the ground when any-' thing liar pens to your air-ship?" "Tliat, is the little detail I haven't worked out yet." All Goad Money. Friend—I hear yon have mot with, misfortune. Bobbsoti (sadly)—-Indeed, I have. Lost $50i, cash and bonds negotiable bonds, loo—-good at gold every one of them. It's a terrible blow! Vriend—But I hear your wife eloped with auother man. Holibion—Yes, she's the ono that took the money.—A'eic York Weekly. "What Wo Al( Are After. Judge —What induced you to break into that bauk Burglar—'lhe money there was in it. What ver 'spo-e? Think I did it for glory'! Ain't that what we all are after Tex as S if I iu g.t. THI: disagreeable effect produced on the eyes by the ruby light used in day plate photography can be obviated by placing a pane of ground glass between tho eyes and the ruby light.