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10 If IH BTJSSIA. Moral Authority of te Parents Otu Their ChUdr-FaUf Affeetioa The Mateb-Mak er Ante-Nuptial PiocMdinn Tlie Ceremony af Betrothal and Wddln. Odessa Correspondence of Brooklyn J2agle. The Russian merchant, the citizen of Odessa, retains to this day some of the ancient customs of his forefathers. The primitive character of Russian nationality has to battle hard strata the influence of European civilization.

Family influence, and especially tbat of the home circle, however, still exists in full force. Father and mother have complete moral authority over their children of both sexes, no matter how old the latter may be. This authority shows itself principally in the words and actions of the father; he conducts his household as he pleases, and am on ft the trading class it is verv rare, indeed, to hear of a son or acting in opposition to a father's will. In general the father is feared and respected, the mother respected and loved. Nowhere is "home life the intimate fam-ilv life so fully developed as in Russia, ana mat more parucu lariy in mo cjasa which is here called merchant citizen.

The father, therefore, decides the mar-, riage of his children, and what he requires before all else is that the future wife or husband should belong to the orthodox Greek church and have a good reputation. Young men may marry at eighteen, young girls atsixteen. Whether the future pair know each other or not there is always a match-maker engaged to make the overtures and to carry on the negotiation on this delicate subject. "Popping the question" is a profession that requires a great deal of art and intelligence in the person who exercises it. In the first place a.

match-maker must be a widow, not younger than thirty-five and not older than fifty. She must be livelv, good-looking and "full of fun and wit. It is quite indispensable that she should have the "gift of gab," that as the Russian proverb has it, she need not feel for her words in her pocxet. A match-maker ought to know every thing, without showing- it. Very often the matchmaker is the widow of a priest.

After the death of her husband, when she sets up in her profession she is sure to have a large number of customers, both rich and influential, to help her on In any difficulties, particularly if herhus-band during his lifetime had acquired the love anarespect of his parishioners in the exercise of his ministry. St. Petersburg or any other large Russian city seldom either hates or despises the priest. The "white" or secular clergy are, generally speaking, well instructed and well read, and lead a sober and laborious life, devoting their whole time to the duties imposed upon them by the church. Constantly under the eyes of the Holy Synod of the Emperor himself, and of the whole of Europe, even 11 tney ao not possess an the qualities necessary to constitute them good ministers, they take care to be outwardly all that they should be.

THE MATCH-MAKER. The match-maker is the intimate friend of all parents who have children to marry and of young lovers of both sexes. She is always on the outlook, and knows how to guess the inclination of her customers ana the best time to commence operations. The custom is that neither the parents nor the young people should show that the latter desire to contract a marriage; in fact, they pretend entire ignorance on the subject. "Well, Ivan Ivanitch," says the match-maker to the father, "you have the goods and I have the buyer; do you not think it is time to rind a place for Machinka? Coma St.

Alexander's Day (the holy man) she will have attained her tenth year with six added to her? What say you?" "Why, I don't say no, if my daughter says yes. Speak to her; it is her business, not mine. I am an old man now, and have forgotten all about these sorts of things." Now the match-maker knows very well that Machinka is in iove with the young Andevrimkoff, her uncle'sclerk. "Come, Ivan Ivanitch, the thing is very well as it is; Machinka wont say no, you'll see." "Very well," says the old man, "tell me who is the predestined engaged one? Who is he? the brave fellow! and where is he?" "Guess," says she. The old man names all the young men he knows without ever mentioning the right one, although he is perfectly aware all the time who he is; but such is the usage.

At last the matct-maker names him, and adds: "Marriages are made in heaven, you know." When aU this is settled they -send for the mother, and the same scene is reported, with this difference, that 6he bursts into tears when she gives her consent. And notf takes place the third scene of the first act. The young lady is sent for, the match-maker begins by making a long speech, in which she describes the happiness of the marriage state, particularly the quiet happiness of the young lady's own parents; speaks of the blessings of God that had evidently been bestowed upon them in the gift of children. She thaa-continues to tell of the pleasures becoming a mother, of parental love, and of the way in which the young lady's parents had brought up their daughter, and concludes by a serious exhortation to respect and obey her parents. All this time Machinka is standing before the tribunal, listening, with downcast eyes and blushing cheeks.

The foregoing scenes are then acted over strain, and Machinka does not succeed any more than her parents in finding out the young genueraan's name. At last tne match-maker deelarae it. If he is ac cented by the young lady she throws her self at her parents' feet and declares that she never wishes to leave them, but that, if it is her destiny, she is willing and de sires their blessing. The father then sends for every mem ber of his household, even to the janitor of the building; ail ait down and remain perfectly still for a moment; they then rise, say mentally, making the sirn of the cross, and the father declares to all vresent that his daughter is asked in wmkwhIhmma Via hno oniant east tha nfTar because she believes it to be her destiny and the will of God: finally, he gives her his blessing. All then congratulate the parents of the yonng lady.

Kvery body sheds tears art tne tnougnt or tne separa. tion, and, bowing, leaves the room. THI DOWRIES. The family now remain alone with the matchmaker to treat of the marriage outfit; the parents ask what the young man baa. although they know "very well; but it is the custom.

Then the matchmaker rxirin- "WelL Ivan Ivanitch. too rive the principal handle of goods; but what ao you give into tne Dargainr" -num. says the old man. "the (roods I furnish are so good that I consider any thing else useless. Lt first know what the future husband has." The matchmaker then mentions, one after the other, every thing the gentleman is to bring toward houaekeeping.

The father listens and enumerates all he is to give his daughter. and begins thns: "A large double bed complete." The match maker says: "It is the custom the young lady blushes, the mother sighs. The father continues: "Two marten sable eloaka, one of; fox fur, fifteen Lroni silK and satin dresses, ten real Pans bonnets, twelve pairs of shoes, three chemises, one night-gown and one petticoat," Ac. After many observations on both edes, every thing is concluded the day is appointed for the yenng people to be presented to each other; tney then separate. The next day the bride's am ily go to church to give thanks for the marriage in prospect, which they must bow make known to their friends and re lations.

TOT TTR8T KISS. When the bridegroom is presented the whole house la in confusion all the rela tions-, friends and neighbors, on both sides, are invited to the bouse of the bride. When all the expected company are assembled the matchmaker comes in. leading the bridegroom by the hand, and, going straight to the bead of the bouse, presents him. The father first, then the mother kisses him.

The bride's father then leads the young man to a table cov ered with white cloth: on the table is silver salver with a loaf of bread on it. and on the bread a salt cellar with salt. Two rings, one of gold, the other of silver, are placed on a small silver tray before a golden image of the Virgin Mary holding the Child Jesus in her arms. With this image they- bless the future eouple. All the company stand, the mother holding the bride.

complete! dressed in white. by, the band, surrounded by all her dearest friends and eompan ions. All bow before the image. The father takes the image, the mother the bread and salt: the young eouple then kneel under the image and axe first blessed by the father: the latter then take the bread aad salt from the hands of the mother and gives her the itaaea, and the same ceremony is repeated. After thta the father and mother of the bride groom do the like.

Then comes the gly. Ing of the rings; the bride's father gives sue golden Ting to toe Dnagroom, tne silver one to the bride; they are- new affianced to each other and -give each other the first kiss. When the ceremony Is over the company enjoy themselves; thev chat, laugh, eat and drink, and separate after having fixed the day for i the marriage. During tbe interval between the ceremony and the marriage THE lOTQTJIKEIl, ClKCrsrXATI, SATTJUDAY. AUGUST lC, 1894: TWTSIiVIj PAGES.

the bridegroom spends all his evenings with his bride, often tete-a-tete. TRI CESEXOVT, Then follows the marriage ceremony. 1 It is also called the coronation, because, during the ceremony a crown is placed on the heads of tbe affianced. Then the priest offers them a cup of wine, of which they both drink, as a sign of the union they have contracted. A solemn procession is led by the officiating priest, the bride and bridegroom following him round the desk placed in the center of the church, upon which Is laid the Bible.

This is meant to represent the Joys which await them, the ties which they contract, and the eternity of these ties. Ihirine the public celebration of the marriage the rings worn by the young people are exchanged, the husband now wearing the silver one, the bride the crolden. From the church the com pany is invited to the house of the bride groom's iawer. a weeKanertuey return to church, when the priest lifts the crown from their heads. This is the final con secration of marriage.

All the clergy that assisted at tbe bless ing in the church expect to partake of the marriage feast. When rich merchants marry their children they spare nothing to make tbe ceremony splendid, uener-ally the carriage that takes them church is cilt. and drawn bv four, some times six, horses beautiful dappled grays. The marriage over, the bride is taken-home to her new family. The coachman and the postilions are often richly dressed in azure velvet, with gold or gilt buttons; their belt and the ribbons streaming from their hats are all gold galloons.

The reins of the horses, as well as their manes, are dotted with bunches of pink and blue ribbons; two huge men servants, with round hats, livery coats and knee-breeches, dazzling with blue and gold. and perched behind the carriage, This eauioage. hired for the occasion. costs not less than 200; but custom will have it bo. THE FEAST.

The banquet Is ordered at some fashion, able confectioner's. Nothing is want ing silver, crystal, flowers and lusters laden with candles of the purest wax, The mo6t perfect order reigns at these repasts. 'The finest wines flow in abundance, and musio plays from time to time during the whole repast. The youug married rtair oceuov seats about the middle of the table, the parents support ing them on both sides, tne rest or tne company take seats according to the degree of relationship or rank. If they want a very Brand dinner they order a dinner, which costs $30 more than an ordinary one.

At this dinner, so ordered, the master of ceremonies in vites a real old pensioned off General, who is received with all the reverence due to his rank, and seated in the place of honor. He is the first to drink to the health of the young couple, and is always helped before any one else, lie never speaks unless it is absolutely necessary. He is there only for show, and he does his best, in return for the $20 paid him for his presence, to eat and drink as much as he can. He is accosted, when helped to any thing, arack or wine, as Your Excellency. He never refuses a single dish of all the thirty or more served on such occasions.

These dinners are always Berved after the French fashion. As the last roast aisappers irom tne taoie tne champagne corks fly, the glasses are filled to the brim, the music strikes up, and huzzas resound from all parts. But here comes the bride's lather with glass in hand, going up to her bowing and making a most woeful face, saying that bis wine was so bitter that he eouldnot drink it till she had sweetened it. After a great deal of pressing she rises and gives her husband a kiss; her father still pretends that his wine is bitter, and it remains so till she has given her husband three kisses; each kiss not only sweetens his wine, but is accompanied with roars of laughter and bursts of applause. After the dinner comes the ball and "the general's walk." They lead him through all the rooms once every half hour; everybody salutes him as he passes along, and he graciously replies by an inclination of the bead.

At last, at three o'clock in the morning, all the young girls and those who dressed the bride take her away to undress her and nut her to rest: the men do tbe same by the husband. The next rooming tne noune ol tne newiv married couple is again filled with the crowds of tne evening betore. Tne young wife is seated in a drawingroom on a sofa with a splendid tea service before her. One after the other approaches, Balutes her and asks, "Have you slept well, madame? Do yon feel rested after the fatigues of the ast nignir tsae men oners tea, conee or chocolate, according to the taste of the visitor. She is throned for the first time in all splendor as tbe mistress of the house.

The most intimate friends remain to spend the day with the young pair. A week after the marriage the wife's family gives a series of dinner parties, evening parties and balls. These fetes sometimes ast for a fortnight, or even three weeks, or a month, and so the young people gradually subside into their ordinary every day ute. Social Beauties. London Society.

To a plain man the motives which in duce the spoiled beautv to permit her photographs to be exhibited in shop win dows and stared at by shop-boys and idle apprentices are inscrutable. However charitablv he is inclined to judge her. he needs must attriDute it to some form vanitv. This, however, is a question for herself, her parents, or, most often, her husband. If they do not object, we can but be thankful for the reflection of her beautiful countenance among the hurry ing crowds of the Strand and the elegant idlers of Bond street.

The amorous clerk mav fill an album with sneciniens of fe male beauty, and dwell in raptures over the pictured "lips which are for others." The philosophic student has the opportu nity oi dispassionately Daianctng oiner-ent styles of beauty. And yet the social beauty comes perilously close to the professional beautv. An old-fashioned man is apt to regard with most fa. vor that female loveliness which woos retirement. What is perhaps more likely to touch the society beauty, marrying men of late have shown something of a similar revulsion of feeling.

They are not found seeking a bride in the glare of a ball-room, and admiring her whom manv tongues commend. What the poets term the woodland violet "retired as morning dew" is now more to their taste. Doubtless the fair sex is quite prepared to meet this new tactic of the men. In the mean time the beauty of society, amid such revolutionary idea a. is scarcely in her place in photographic shop windows.

In all ages, however, people have indulged a certain amount of curiositv respecting the chief beauties who have for the time being fascinated the lords of creation. One of the most pathetic passages of the Iliad dwells upon the leeungs ox the old men oi Troy as they saw Helen, resplendent in her beauty, seek the walls. She was the cause of unnumbered woes to the city, but still cer grace won ueir nearts. ixUDuess Qteopatra was the admiration of all the galley slaves in her fleet. To come nearer our own times.

Lely, with -his pencil, and a crowd of authors with their pen have celebrated the frail beauties of Restoration. There, is, therefore, some justification for the longing of our society beauties that their charms should be duly appraised. Outside the circles brightened by their presence, they would graciously permit some rays of light to warm the fancy of a thousand unknown admirers. So beauty has ever led the multitude captive at its chariot wheels. In this respect, therefore, we are duly grateful for the boom.

These images of female liveliness, opposite which a crowd of idle gazers obstruct the pathway, are another evidence of the philanthrophio feelings of the upper classes. It is thus that a wandering Peri may peep through the gates of Paradise. A story is told of a fashionable curate who, when told that the ladies looked at him, exclaimed: "Let them look and die!" With more kindly hearts the fash ionable beauties of the day expose their photographs in the shop wi'ndows to the gaze of all beholders, that the latter may pass oy enraptured. Osi day last month a man in working. man's attire knocked at the gate of a prison in Lyons, and said to the janitor: "I am a Marseilles man; just tell me, is it true tbat the cholera never comes to Lyons?" "Possibly," said the janitor, "bat what have I to do with that? If this is all you cams for get about your "Pardon me.

I want to relieve my conscience." And then he proceeded to explain that he had been condemned, in default of appearance, to eight mouths' Imprisonment, but. dreading above every thing the cholera, be wished to undergo his sentence in a town supposed to be exempt from its ravages, and hence came to Lyons. His papers were all in order and he was accommodated. Mr. Gladstoxk has been Prime Min-ister altogether nine years and a half, a longer service than any other -since Liverpool and' Pitt, who served eighteen and fourteen years.

BEWITCHED. The Strange Story of a Michigan Family A Case That Find a Parallel la Salem Oat Hundred Tears AgoSilver as a Guard Agaimat Evil Spirit. New York Telegram. One of those strange cases of hallucination finding a parallel only in those of the Puritans of one hundred and more years ago has just been developed in the town oi Flint, near Mount Morris, Genesee Count Michigan. Strange to say.

an' entire'family are possessed of the idea that they are bewitched, and what adds to tbe mystery is that members of tbe family have been stricken with a strange and deadly disease. The case has attracted widespread attention in the North and West, and in its details has been told and retold. Like the superstitious negroes of the South, who Imagine themselves under tbe dreaded Influence of tbe voodoo, this entire family in Michigan have yielded to some secret power which has made some of them lunatics. AN TJf ACCOUNTABLE MTSTEKT. They can not account for the mystery, and physicians and citizens as well are as much in tbe dark concerning it as they are.

The strange story they tell has, to a certain extent, been verified, and the peculiar tactics adopted by tbe alleged bewitched ones to rid themselves of their plague rival the tales of the dark days when incantations and other strange devices were resorted to to drive evil spirits away. The Michigan case first came to public notice through the arrest, a few days ago, of two members of the family whose actions denoted insanity. The two prisoners are middle-aged men. They were clothed in rags and were squalid in appearance. Both had haunted-looking faces, and were exceedingly nervous.

Bevond their belief that they were the victims of a witch "botheied" they called it, they were seemingly sane. Their names are W. A. Clark, a peddler, and James Whitney, a farmer. A STRANGE SICKXESS.

The house in which the family live is situated four miles westof Mount Morris, and is in a beautiful part of the country. Far back is a forest, and immediately surrounding it farm and meadow land. But the house, though picturesquely situated, is a tumble-down, rickety place, and, like its occupants, squalid and filthy. It is of frame work, and divided into two apartments by a board partition. In one of these divisions lived Clark, his wife and three little children.

The other com partment was occupied by a man named Deibert sumner, wiie and cniia. Airs. Sumner and Mrs. Clark are sisters Both families were on the best of terms until about two months ago, when a daughter of Mrs. Clark, about two years of age, was taken sick with a mysterious illness.

The little girl died on the 1st of July, and was buried on the 3d. WHAT A WATCH DID. On the night previous to- the child's death tbe watchers by her bedside wished to count the beats of her pulse, and for that purpose some one went into the next compartment to arouse Sumner and get his watch. Sumner was found to be sut fering from spasms and a sickness sim ilar to that which had laid hold of the lit tle girl. The watch was taken from be neath his pillow and placed upon the forehead of the child, who immediately became better.

The departure of tbe time-piece appeared to affect Sumner just the reverse, and he acted like a raving maniac until the watch was replaced under his pillow. With the withdrawal of the watch from the child's forehead she grew worse and passed away in the morning. After the burial of the little girl strange noises were heard about the house at night. They were almost in distinct at first, but gradually grew louder as tbe nights came. In all the rooms would be heard noises resembling the buzzing of a swarm of bees, sounds as though some one was trying te vomit, and linallv distinct cries of ''murder" would break tbe stillness of the midnight air.

SINGULAR NOISES. A few weeks since Mrs. Sumner and another child in Clark's family were seized with an illness identical with that which caused the death of the first child After bearing with the unnatural visits tions until alarmed for their very lives, Clark removed his family to the residence of his wife's mother, Mrs. Whitney, in Mt. Morris Township.

They were accom panied oy Airs, feu inner, wno was still quite ill. The removal took place last Thursday. Mr. Sumner remained at the house in Vienna, for the verv good rea son that he was not invited to participate in the removal on account of his having had a disagreement in some matter witn James Whitney, a son of Mrs. Whitney, and one of the relators of this story.

At Mrs. Whitney's house on Friday night etrauge and unaccountable sounds were heard, resembling the singing of a mocking bird, the whinny of a horse and the bleating of a sheep. Mrs. Sumner was considerably worse that night. Her husband came to see her before sundown, but went away after staying a short time.

He made another call Saturday evening, but on neither occasion was he allowed to remain long. The same singular sounds which disturbed the inmates of the house Friday night were heard again Saturday nignt, and were accompanied oy a peculiar stench, which came pouring in through the doors and windows, almost suuocating those luside. TEE WHOLE FAMILT BEWITCHED. The smell resembled the odor of burn ing flesh, aud was of a most intensely of fensive nature. Saturday night Mrs.

Clark's two little children were taken down with the mvsterioua disease. That night Clark and James Whitney, believing that the whole family were be witched, got two old muskets which were In the house snd proceeded to utilize them in driving the witches away. They loaded the guns with powder aud small pieces of silver, the silver being merelv dimes out in two for convenience. This charge they fired from the inside of the house right through a pane of glass in tbe window. SHOOTING SILVER.

The experiment seemed to work well as the noises would cease for a short time and the disagreeable stench depart. The firing was kept' up until' early Sunday morning wun irequent intermissions, As a result of this proceeding nearlv every pane of glass the windows was ueiuousueu. Jii sunaay pieces oi paper were pasted over the broken glass, but in the evening while the family were at supper the paper was torn off by some mysterious agency. Sunday night strange sounds and an oderiferous air prevailed. aud the experiment of tiring off guns loaded witn silver was repeated witu gratifying results.

Monday night was simply a repetition of the proceedings of tbe previous nignt. ciars and mtney bad been up every night since Saturday fighting the stench, which threatened to suffocate the whole lot of them if it came upon them unawares. On Sunday night Clark walked around the bouse three times to see what he could discover with relation to tbe smell arrti noises. While on the third round he was seized with a choking sensation and cramps and had to go into tbe house for Help. BELIEVED TO BX INSANE.

Such is the story strange told by these men. They tell it without any attempt at coloring or exaggeration. Their strange conduct made a deep impression upon the neighbors, many of whom believed that it was true. Finally tbe men became so outrageous in their conduct as to warrant the belief to Constables Wisner and Long that the men were insane and not safe to be at large. So Wisner and Long determined to take them into custody They went to the bewitched house the next morning to see what all the trouble was about, as people living in the vicinity were beginning to get alarmed.

The two men, Clark and Whitney, came out into the yard with cuni in their hands and threatened to shoot the officers if they at tempted to get over tbe fence. INDUCED TO GIVE XTP THEIR WEAPONS. After much persuasion, the men, who might then have been taken for verit able lunatics, were induced to surrender their weapons and accompany tbe officers to Flint. WThile the parley was in prog ress an old woman ran out of the house and called upon the men to kill the om cera, and demonstrated her willingness to assist in the job by reaching for a stone. Constable Long pulled a revolver upon tbe crazy female and quickly made her seek the shelter of her den.

The Constables then brought their men to Flint as stated. All attempts to effect an entrance into the house at this time proved futile. After hearing the version of the affair as above reported. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Johnson determined to visit the scene of the disturbance in person, and, accompanied by the Telegram representative, started on the trip. Clark and Whitney, in charge of the officers, had gone on before.

The houue which is gaining such a reputation is situated four miles west and one-half mile north of Mt. Morris. As Mr. Johnson and the Tale gram representative drove up to the place a buggy stood at the front gate, aad in the vehicle was seated Dr. Fuller, a well-known physician of Clio.

'Dr. Fuller pulled aside his rest and disclosed the bosom of his shirt spotted witn diooo. i He said: "A eraxy lnnatlo ran out oi the house and stabbed me." STABBED BT A WOMAN. It was afterward learned that, on inves tigation ofthe authorities from Clio, the doctor had gone to the house with the in tention of determining, if possible, the nature of the illness with which some of its inmates were aflicted. Be was met at the door by Mrs.

Livingston, a daughter of Mrs. Whitney, a wild-looking female, who denied him admission and made a lunge at him with a jack-knife which she bad in her hand. The biaae lortunaieiy came in contact with a bone in the doc tor's right breast, inflicting only a alight flesh wound, which, however, bled profusely for a time. As soon as she had stabbed the doctor, the woman, followed by two other inmates of the house, a brother and sister, rushed out into the road and sped northward as though they were crazv. Reaching the residence of Mrs.

William J. Black, about a quarter of a mile distant, the crazy trio invaded tbe place, scaring from its precincts the only domestio at home, and locked themselves in. A CASE OP BtrPERSTITION. This was the state of affairs when Mr. Johnson arrived upon the scene.

Tbe house was surrounded, the rear door broken open, and the lunatics were brought forth and taken to Clio to be dealt with according to law and circumstances. The structure in which the bewitched family reside is about fifteen rods from the road, and in the neighborhood of sixteen by twenty-two feet in dimensions. There are but four small rooms in the house for living purposes. The supreme scene of squalor which presents itself to the visitor can not be imagined much less described. Filthiness and poverty is observable on all sides.

In one of the small rooms lies Mrs. Sum ner with no garment whatever upon her, and covered only by a thin bedspread. Besides this poor woman, who is vividly impressed with the hallucination that she is bewitched, there has lived in the bouse the past week Mr. vnit- ney, Mr. and Mrs.

ciarK and tnree children, Mrs. Livingston and two children. Miss Artie Whitney, Ed ward Whitney, Zora Whitney, Sylvester Whitney and an Infant child belonging to Mrs. Sumner. How so many persons could manage to live together in such limited quarters is a matter which fur nishes food for reflection.

The glass in the windows is there in small quantities only and in a shattered condition, and the doors are badly out of repair. Little children of all sorts and sizes, clothed in the garments of riovertv. infest the house. and are so numerous tnat tney nao to do driven all Into one corner to count them. After the parties bad been captured Dr.

Fuller left for home in company with William H. Smith. The doctor was in great pain from tbe wound, which was sent for. He probed the wound. which was diagonal and about an inch long and the same depth, the knife strik ing tbe breast-bone and glancing.

sen ous trouble is apprehended from the cut. In conversation with Dr. Fuller, he pronounced the trouble referred to above a clear case of superstitious delusion SENT TO A LUNATIC ASYLUM. Later on the women were taken into custody, and one of them has been com mitted to the lunatic asylum, as sne is a maniac. Dr.

Fuller is now almost fully recovered, and will be out in the course of a couple of davs. The men and other members ol the iamiiy are in custody. and will be so held until a definite under standing is arrived at. 'They are docile aud child-like, but still adhere to the statement that they are bewitched. Be witched or not.

their case is certainly one of the most peculiar ever heard of, and has awakened the liveliest interest on the part of all classes, but particularlv the medical profession, who are constant in their atteudance on the unfortunate family in an endeavor to get at the bot torn of tbe story and fathom, if possible, mis surpassingly strange story. Tbe Hmnmlng-Dird. I Forest and Stream. Cosily sitting in the very tiniest little nest, so soft and elastic that even her delicate plumage is unruffled by contact with its moss-covered sides, we wind our buruining-bird. High on tbe gnarled and twisted branch of dogwood she has built this fairv home, and therein, with the overhanging leaves for a canopy, the lit tie sylph is brooding.

How shall I describe the cunning little structure? A few weeks ago the building of it was com menced, but on such a small scale that the foundation was laid ere the site was discovered by us. Soft puffs from the blossoms of oak and chestnut, bits of the softest brown fungus and scraps of gray mosses mat grow in secret places Known only to these little fairies, were worked into tbe walls, and gradually the lit tie cup-like house approached com pie tion. Little flakes of lichen and bark, veritable diminntive clapboards, were next added, and the task was finished There it rests, its mossy covering bar monizing so well with the tree-bark as to conceal it from all but the closest observer, and often, though knowing its lo cation so well, I have missed it for an in stant, so cunningly is it placed. A dead twig projects from the branch a few inches one side, and here the little wood sprites frequently perch. There is the male now, his ruby throat all ablaze as a sunbeam covers him for an Instant with gold.

See him edge up to his little darling! And now, as tie snuggles close beside her, he is evidently telling her where her breakfast is waiting in the trumpet flower he tapped for her last night, and which is half filled with nectar this morning, accumulated drop by drop dming the cool hours of darkness. Like a flash she is off, and be takes her place, to keep the chill from the tiny eggs. These frail little creatures have graduall become accustomed to my presence. At first they were nervous, and would cease work, while one or the other would dart down to within five or six feet of me, and there, poised on its whirring wings, closely inspect the intruder, uttering the while sundry peeps and curious little cries. Now that they are convinced that no barm is intended, thev do not even leave the nest at my approach, vvnat a dream-life is theirs! Gliding in zigzag lines over the flower-beds, now suspended almost motion over a lily bloom, now racing with the bumble-bees for a con eyed or dashing, at the sparrows and robins and speedily putting them to flight with the fury of their onset.

What they do or where they go when it storms I do not know; but at the first returning gleam of sunshine they are back again, with the rapidity of thought, sipping the raindrops from the flowers. And when bedtime comes what wonderful stories of the sunlight the little things must tell each other, as cuddling close up there in the dark they listen to the croon! croon! croon! croon! of the insects, and watch the fireflies guiding the moths among the trees oy tne lignt oi tneir torcnes! A XJttle Copper-Colored Canova. Tuscarora Times-Review. There is a little Shoshone papoose here only fou years of age and not much larger than a piCKie jar wno evinces wonderful aptitude for molding images out of mud and clay, ms mother was engaged at i wash-tub outside of a house the other dav, and from the mud caused by the slop-pings the little savage molded a deer and a horse which were almost perfect in con tour and iorm. The London correspondent of the Liv erpool Mercury says: "There is a serious quarrel in the narrow ranks of the Theo- sopbists, and Mr.

C. Massey has re. signed his fellowship in the London lodge. It is all about a miracle. Koot Houmi, one of the Masters of Thibet, who have power to send their astral bodies careering through space, and of telegraphing without wires to their disciples from one end of the earth to the other, recently sent a message, which was a grand philosophical disquisition, quoting Plato and using many high-sounding words.

Here was a wonder. The age of miracles had returned. Faithful souls read and be lieved. But it came out afterward that Koot Houmi's telegraphed oration, which cost nothing for dispatch or delivery, was a mutilated edition oi a speeon which bad been made by a Mr. Kiddle, no Theo-sophist, in New Tork.

Koot Houmi bad taken the. trouble to send all the way from Thibet what was already to be had in the American papers. When ex plan a tions were asked, the replies made were anaaowy ana unreal. Since the death of Lord Beaconsfield Queen Victoria has insisted oa alwavs keeping one Garter vacant, so that the late Duke ofBuccleuch's stall has not yet been filled up. He was senior knight of the order, having been appointed by flr Robert Peel in 1834.

perhaps in return for the subscription of 20.000 which he gave to tbe Carlton election fund before tbe dissolution of the Reform Parliament. It is said tbat during the six years that Lord Beaconsfield was In power only two Gar ters became vacant, and he took pne for himself and gave the other to Lord Salia- THS LIME-KILN' CLTJB. Detroit Free Presa TwiMniM ta the annual election and picnic of the Lime-kiln Club began to arrive Fridav morning, and were received by local members stationed at different points. Hearty all delegates from the West came in on the dirt roads, having their shoes In one hand and a satchel in the other. The Virginia, Georgia and Alabama delegates, thirty-two in an.

ar- rived In a bodv on the roof Of ft freight car, displaving a banner on which was emblazone'd, "I Should Stutter!" The Ohio and Indiana delegates, numbering twenty-eight, made the best show of any. They arrived on a cattle train, wearing a red cap, a blue shirt, orange-colored stockings, and a badge on which was printed: "We shall git tharif you gin us time." Canada sent three delegates. Halifax two, California one, and nearly every State and Territory was represented. The actual number was 521, and quito a number brought their wives along. AT THE HALL.

All delegates reported at Paradise Hall as soon as possible, and there met Brother Gardner, and were given a slice of water melon and assigned lodgings. local member had from two to five in his cabin, and all were handsomely accommodated. On Friday even Paradise Hall was thrown open, twenty-two lamps lighted, and all delegates gathered there lor a general good time, ine louowmg pertinent inquiries were propounded and discussed. "Can not American genius thin down the rind of the watermelon and thicken up the core?" "Why can't we have persimmons the year round the same as soie throats?" "Does progress on the part of the colored race demand that we throw the 'pos sum overboard?" SATURDAY MORNING The members were again at the hall, and, after a short address by Brother Gardner, in which he advised every body to svorx up a feeling of perfect tranquility and pay no attention to cholera reports, the statesmen formed in procession and marched to 'the foot of Russell street, where a sand-barge and a tug were in waiting to convey them down the river to Fighting Island. Among the banners in the procession may be named: Tennessee "lime will takes tne sun burn off." Missouri "De gals kin read an'de boys kin cipher." Ohio "lie heel am growin' snorter." Indiana "We am on de climb." Georgia "We 's got our rights an' de white man has lost none of his." Mississippi "Hitch along an gid us room to spell out de big words." Arkansas "It has bin a dry time, but de co'n am comin' up." The procession was headed by a Btring band composed of local members, and many compliments were received lor tne manner in wuich it rendered spirited music along the route.

THE GAMES. Tbe Island was reached about 10:30 a. and from that time until p. m. tbe crowd was busy with the programme of games and sports laid out for the occa sion.

The following is a list oi ttie pnn cipal prizes and the names of the win ners: Standing Jump Prize, a white plug hat: won dv the Hon. Ersstus Snowball of South Carolina, who covered nine feet and seven inches, and sprained his duck. lor lite. Running Jump A two-story rope-lad der fire-escape: won by Judge X. B.

Greene, of Arkansas, who covered twelve feet, aud blew his ears back tight to his head. High Jump Prize, a band-painted saw- buck, built after the Grecian style; won by Waydown Beebe. who sailed over a stick held five feet high, and came down on bis head with such vigor as to jar the wnoie island. Foot Race Prize, a pair of twenty cent suspenders, warranted not to contract in a thunder-storm won by Pickles Smith, who brought up in the water and won't dry out for a week. Lifting Prize, a bottle of sure cure for corns won by Judge Cadaver, who raised 320 pounds off the ground, but broke both suspenders and lengthened his legs three Inches apiece.

Knocking Out Frize, a music-box capable of playing one tune a whole weea; won oy uiveaaam Jones, wno knocked three champions so far into the middle of next week that they missed the picnic dinner. THE DINNER Was a very complete affair, and reflected great credit on tne committee in charge. The menu consisted of Buttermilk. Water. lemonade.

Onions. Lettuce. Greens. Turnlpa. Bo up.

More Onions. Mustard. Onions. Vinegar. Crackers.

Greens. Vinegar. Bnttermllk. Water. Mustard on toe.

Ice on mustard, Vinesur on greens, Buttermilk on onions, Greens on vinegar. Soup a la Langtry. Onions de Napoleon, dessert: About the same, but a little weaker. TOASTS. The following toasts were given and re sponded to: "The Watermellyon May he Grow as big as a House." Response by General Spikeroot Smith, of North Carolina, who said he admired the faith that sent the Pilgrim Fathers to these shores.

Our Country May It Never Be Di vided." Response by Rev. Tuckabout Jones, of Virginia, who described the pyramids of Egypt in a very entertaining way. Our motto Response by Trustee Pullback, who thought every colored family should carry onions iu their pockets to keep off tne cnoiera. in' tiie eveSttno. At eight o'clock sharp Paradise Hall was thrown open to tbe crowd and the meeting called to order.

Brother Gardner announced the following solemn facts: The Lime-Kiln Club has 4.000 members. It has over 8300 cash on hand. Its library has 1,800 almanacs and other valuable works on tbe shelves. Its museum has over 1,000 valuable relics and specimens, ranging from napoleon's family icebox down to the written confession of Ben Butler. It affiliates with Congress and every State Legislature.

It is on good terms with 600 literary and scientific societies, and has thirty-two branch clubs which are doing all possible to aid in the moral elevation of the colored race. THE ELECTION. The old man sat down amidst a storm of applause, and tbe Hon. Augustus Walkback, of New York, moved that Brother Gardner be retained as President for the ensuing year by acclamation. The Rev.

Penstock opposed this, and moved for an informal ballot to bring out candidates, but some one hit him in the head with a harvest apple and the previous motion prevailed. A ballot was then taken for tbe several other officers, with the following result: Vice-President Prof. Ginger Leming-ton, of Massachusetts. Grand Secretary Hon. Thomas Biggs, of Nova Scotia.

Grand Treasurer General Standown Greene, of Georgia. Grand Janitor Rev. Rapwell Hopkins, of Nebraska. Brother Gardner returned his thanks in a speech which brought tears to a hundred eyes and three policemen to the al ley door, and announced that tbe local offices and committees would be an nounced afc the next meeting. At about midnight, after one of tbe most success ful gatherings ever held on earth, the meeting adjourned, and the various honorary members began making prepara tions to start tor nome.

Ptaasm Talk at the Seashore. Boston Commercial Bulletin. "Oh, Mamie! I'm awful gladyou have come down, we are going to have a german trot inside 2:40, sir, and road ten miles an hour, best hoss I ever owned, he's engaged to that young So per, and they do say he's dreadful fast, no daughter of mine should be taken by the head and dipped into a dish of melted butter, then they taste like flannel trimmed with braid and a tennis hat of black crimson, then I think, Jennie, I shall be the best catch on the field, sir, took it right off the bat. Jim Boggs he was playing behind and he ran back and wiped Stitch and Smorlware completely out, sir, all their assets are the loveliest box of French candy you ever saw, Nellie, and when he came down I asked him if he sent it, and he said Jess as soon as he stuck his fork into 'em, them's mother's pickles, set John, I can tell mother's pickles, they alius taste like a regular old maid, my dear, been down here for the last ten years: she is trying to catch the biggest codfish tbat has been taken off this shore this year; when Jack pulled him up the fish was down at the roller-skating rink having an awf nl good time. It la embarrassing, though, to fall into-the meanest clique that ever waa planned and" just to put down a hot whisky punch.

I wish we might, old boy, but the Law and Order League has taken a dreadful chill; catch me In tbe water again without managing private theatricals, I'd like to have you try it. Girls say thst they can't take a part that has loveiuaking, and then kick like a steer if you give them a part that hasn't horrid mean thing. 1 do wish people would mind their own affairs. Why, we Oancea tne german int-nrdav, and Sunday we went to the rocks together, aqd now they say I am a perfect bar-room, all kind of liquors in bR room, and mother and I go to Saratoga because stocks, sir. that have risen over 10 per cent, in a blue silk dress, if yon i--A ennh a thtnerand thn held eleven trumps and took Five dollars, father, to pay subscriptions to the Pitcher ice-water to ninety-five and call me a Jackass, sir, to no puslness witn uo more capital than her head-dress which makes her look like a thousand shares in the Union Pacific that seems exactly like a heavy rain," Ac.

JOC-O-SOT. The Story of a Distinguished Indian Chief Wk Died In Cleveland In 1844. Frequenters of the Erie-street says the Cleveland Herald, rosy, perhaps, remember a tombstone of rather medest appearance for this ftge of beautiful marble monuments, but one which undoubtedly attracted a great deal of at tention at the time of its erection just forty years ago this month. On entering the "cemetery from Krie street, on the corner of one of the principal walks, on the right-hand side, facing the entrance, stood the monument to which reference is made. It was oblong in shape, and constructed of sandstone.

On its back it bears a neatly chiseled, fanciful design of an Indian, a bow and an arrow which had spent its force, and its face contains the following inscription: JOC-O-SOT. I The Walking Bear, A distlnciitshed SACK CUIKF. Died August, 1S44. I Erected by the citizens of Cleveland and a friend of Cincinnati. Only a comparatively short time ago' the monument stood erect and firm, and would have doubtless continued in that position until the present day had not an unfortunate circumstance broken it iuto three pieces.

The predecessor of Superintendent Bishop was cutting off some dead branches from a neighboring oak, when a heavy limb fell on the stone and broke it. The pieces were riveted together, and the monument was again placed upright, but it only remained in that position for a brief space of time, and now its pieces are lying upon the ground, almost completely covering the grave. Recently several Cleveland gentlemen, who have paid some attention to the sad history of poor Joc-o-sot, have been discussing the advisability of replacing the oid stone with a new marble statue, most likely a figure of the departed chief, and have re quested Superintendent Flnnev, of the Krie-street Cemetery, to draw up a petition for circulation among Cleveland's oil citizens, giving them an opportunity of subscribing any sum of money they see fit toward the erection of the monument. The history of Walking Bear is an exceedingly sad and touching one. Along in the 4js, as chief of hi3 tribe, the representative of the Sauks, ho wandered from his western reservation to Washington in the interest of his people on a mission to the "Great Father," the President of the United States.

Having accomplished his purpose at Washington he started on his homeward Journey to the West, happy in the anticipation of nringing good news to ms people, nut being away from his home in the wild est sucn. a long time he was taken seri ously ill, and, desirous to end bis days among the Sauks, he sought the then quickest mode of travel, the steamship. on Doard ot tne steamer he grew rap idly worse, and when the ship reached Cleveland he was advised to stop there and seek medical advice. When the boat landed he was put off on the east pier, near the place wher the beach loincd the docks forty years ago. The little coal office of Mr.

J. G. Stockly the pioneer in tne Cleveland coal trade, tne man wno bandied the first ton of coal ever sold in Cleveland was then located near the landing-place. Mr. Stockly, now dead twenty-two years, but still remembered by a great many old citizens hero as one of the most kind-hearted men in tbe world, saw tbe poor, sick, and miserable Indian, who was only able to speak a few woras oi tngiisii.

and. learning nus con dition, he led hi in up to the little office, placed him on a bed which was usually occupied by one of Mr. Stockly's clerks. wno slept there over night, called medical aid, and did all in his power to relieve him of his terrible sufferings; but poor Joc-o-sot never grew any better, he lingered in that condition for some time, looking at the blue waters of old Erie from the little window near his bad, until he finally went to the happv hunt ing-grounds, a victim of quick consumption. Ho was buried in Erie Street Cemetery- Mr.

Stockly headed the subscrip-list for bis monument, aud a number of citizens and a Cincinnati gentleman fol lowed his example. "1 have seen a great manv Indians In my day," said Colonel Charles Whittlesy yesterday, "and I have always considered (tone of the most difficult things in the world to tell their aires. I have seen Joc- o-sot on two or three different occasions. and I should Judge that he was a man of about forty." Mrs. Jlarv Cary.

daughter of Mr. Stockly, residing at No. tf5 Euclid ave nue, in speaking on the samesubiectyes-terdav, said: "1 was a little girl of ten. and I onlv have an indistinct recollec tion of all these circumstances connected with Joc-o-sot. I remember father coming home oue day and telling us all about it.

A few davs afterward he took us down to his office on tbe docks, and I can still remember the poor fellow how we looked at him and regarded him as a great curiosity." A Too Penitent Tbief. Virginia City Chronicle. A stray horse which had been running for several months within a short dis tance of Weiser County, Idaho, was claimed and sold by a saloon-keeper named C. A stranger, who bad just arrived in the locality, bearing the circum stances, procured a description of the ani mal, caned on ait. c.

and asked hitu if he had sold such a horse. "I did," Mr. C. replied. "By what authority was the next query.

"I claimed him," said C. "Well," said the stranger, "there is no use disputing about the matter. You claimed him and I claim him. Well just let a jury decide who he belongs to." "Stop, stop," exclaimed "there is no use of that; if I made a mistake I am very sorry, and am perfeptly willing to make amends." "Now, Mr. the stranger replied, "don't aggravate the offense by denying it.

You would stand far higher in my estimation if you acknowledged that you stole the horse." "Well," said C. "we won't quarrel. Say what you value the animal at and I'll pay you." "Fifty dollars," was the answer. Five minutes after the stranger de- Earted with that amount in his pocket, aving received payn.eut for a horse he never saw. A PINEB took place a few days ago in a Paris restaurant, given by the ladies of the French press.

It was self-styled diner de baa The President of this blue-stocking banquet was Jeanne Thilde, the fair editress of the Gil Bias, whose caustic pen makes her admired and feared. At her sides were seen Mad. Paul de Charry, of the Pays; Carnee, of the Patne; Catnille DelaYille, of tbe Presse and Opinion Nationale; Georges de Payrebrune, of the Telegraphe; Olyrape Andouard, the editress ot tbe Pavilion, and many more less known to fame. The statutes provide that only goou-iooKing women may oecome mem above-named ladies, if not actually beau tiful, have ail tnat suotie Jfarisian charm. M.

Barbev d'Aurevilly. who has so often overwhelmed all blue-stockings with his satire, received from- the lady President an invitation to attend the banquet. He decltued in a most gracefully sarcastic letter. "Madame," he wrote, "it is verv difficult to be a St. Anthony, but one can always be a Ulysses." A Dr.

Carbick has brought some Tartar mares to London with the purpose of introducing real koumiss to estern Europe. The koumiss ordinarily sold at the dairies, it is declared, ia simplv fermented cow's milk; koumiss proper is fermented mares milk. Koumiss is used largely in cases of consumption and wasting diseases, while mares' milk, nnfer-mented, is used as a substitute for mothers' milk. THEIR, LIGHTS PUT OtTX. Public Men Th Bare Met Trcl Ttt Washington Cor.

Fost-DisDatch. The dozen Congressmen or Ex-Tv-gressmen who have Ruieided, as TrlP to in this correspondence a couple of ago, does not by anv means til Tr ago, ooei not oy anv means til on if list of those who have met tragic dsr Congressmen are hum-ti thr Other people, and the hiFtory of n7l lives snd deaths and selection from Kama makn nn interoatlmr student of human nature. Taketb-Z of Nathaniel Peabody, for Instance was an officer of the Kevolutionarv Wi having been the first man to royal commission for the cause of adopted country. He was a member the Continental Congress and bv all. life in embarrassment which followed his lJe service in the war, and finally ddl! above stated.

Another case In which a member rf Congress died in utter want tw oi Thomas Alexander Marshall.ol Kentucky son of Humphrey Marshall. Ue Waa' member of the Twenty-second Congress and a man of jrreat brilliancv. "He came," so says Pooro's Congressional Record, "a confirmed drunkard," AND OFTEJt SCFFERKP FOR FOOtl, ring during the last years of his life (a. tirely depended upon charity, for susu. nance." He died suddenly in Ooing to the other extreme, the recordi show that rs many have died from roy as from want.

Assassination has beet the cause of the death of t-evehd Congrw men. It Is not necessary to ineition LU. coin and Garfield, both of whom w. members of Congress, and both of whoa died by the assassin's hand. In addition to these was tbe case of Jas.

L. White, of Indiana, who was in the Twentv-seveiith Congress, and was shot by drunken man while walking upon the street of his own town in Indiana. John Siransou. who was elected to the Thirteen th'con' gress from Kentucky, was massacred Kiver Raisin in tho war of for which service he raised a company of volunteer for the expedition under" General Wio. Chester.

John Huyler, of New Jerser who was a member of the Congress, was killed by a drunken mt5 near his home in New Jersey in h7x Thos. C. Hindman, who was in'the TbiN ty-sixth Congress from one of tbeSoutb ern States, aud was re-elected as a See, sionist to the Thirty-seventh CongreeL was called from his "house aud assassin, ated at Helena, after the war. Ru. ben Davis, who was In the Thirtv-SfU; Congress, was shot in a Court-rooni by Prosecuting Attorney while engaged is defending a prisoner, at Colnmbus, Mi, Quite a number of Congressman have MEJT THEIR DKATH IX DUELS Or as the result of duels.

George A. gaman. Senator from Indiana in ISSi to 1KJ5, died from wounds received in a diW in Felix K. Zollikotier, who was in the Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth ar.4 Thirty-fifth Congresses, and afterward i Brigadier-General in the ConfeUm: Army, died from wounds received in i personal encounter with General fry, of Kentucky, in 1HC2. Jonathan Ciller, of who was in Congress tiiirty-iiv years ago, was killed in a duel by iilisn Kentucky, also a member of Congress in lsCS.

Thomas Harris, of u. Thirteenth Congress, died from woandt received In a "renconter with Simpson, on April IS, 1S16." Thomson Mason, Senator from VirglnU in 110 and lf17, challenged his brother-in-law, John M. McCarthy, and waskilW at first fire. The duel took place nesr Washington. Spencer Bates, who was in the Twenty-first Congress, was killed int duel with" Major Biddle.

at St. 1iuis.ia 1SS1. Robert Potter, of North Carolina who was a member of the Twenty-first Congress from tnat State, "committed brutal m'nim," says Poole's record, "en two relatives of his wife, of whom he vru iealous. on August 1K51." He wa fined 81,000 and sent to prison for ix months. He afterward removed to Teiii and was there killed in A PISREPCTABLE PRIVATE Qf A ERZL.

M. Ripley, of New Hampshire, who was an oflicer in the war of 1M2, and who waa at tbat time wounded, was a member of the Twenty-fourth Congress. His only son was murdered in the Fannin? massacre, and from the effects of this and the opening of one of the wounds, Mr. Ripley died. John Rutledge, who was member of "the Provincial Congress ia 17bo, and of the Continental Consrrews was appointed Associate Justice of th Supreme Court by Washington, butwas not confirmed, lie soon lost his reason, became sick, and died in the year 1mi.

William Picnkney, of Maryland, who was atone time Senator from thatSuie, died from over-exertion in arguingacu In the Supreme Court. J. J. Stevens, who was a delegate from Washington Territory to the Thirty-fifth and Third-sixth Congresses, was killed in battle at Bull Run while carrying the fla; of his command. His is only one of many cases in which Ex-Con gress men were killed or received mortal wounds during the war.

Abraham R. Venable, who was in the Second, Third and Fourth Congresses as a member of the House, and afterward a Senator from Virginia, was burned to death in a Richmond theater in 1S11. The tragic death ofWm. M. Tweed.who was a member of the Tbirty-thirJ ion-press, and afterward vas prominent in New York politics, and his dying in jail.

is familiar to an. "Dutch-a-Mana Who Spile Xot IngUs." lPlttsburg Times. Energetic reporter of esteemed but somewhat contentious contemporary, tc the ltouian citizen wno keeps tue iruii-stand in the shadow of the Post-office: "Who gave you authority to run stand here on the sidewalk?" Italian, Just over, smiling Tree five cent "I say who told you you could keep stand here?" "Ah," intelligently, "pananahs. Nic'J piece nice." The reporter seemed to be angry abo something now, and spoke in a loui voice as though his whole heart was ia his tongue: your Wf gave you a permit to sell here?" Italian, fairly cackling with unde standing: v-a-a-a-s, alxcusa me. Yi dem And he seized the tin measure.

W.i three fingers in the inside, after ti thrifty fashion of his tribe, and niad dash at the goobers. But when he turnei to offer them to his customer the inquj tor had gone on toward the Mayor's office, murmuring to himself in large dp" tals. Csesar Fruiticus walked out to ti curbstone and gazed wistfully after until bo turned the comer, and then down on his stool muttering bis difC as "Dutch-a-mans who spik not Ingii- He Was "Consined." IPetroit Free Presa Thev walked a half-drurken. sceJ- looking chap into the Central Station tM other night, and among the persoc! property found in his pockets was greasy old note-book, in which was written under the current date: "I can't stand this misery enny lonrrr, and have decided to bodT.t? the deps of the rivver. Goud-by, world." "Why didn't you consine' accordir? written agreement queried tne cayi--- "Jok trtkin to whan 'rosted "Humph! You'd better live until yc learn bow to spell." "Spell!" echoed the prisoner, a stepped back and raisedbis hands.

ve Town Clnrk for wtmi v-earsl Pf-1 Why, I was the first man in Wisconsin drop the out ot sugar and leave haJ dozen svllables ont of aone! Conaine! to a sell if you will, but dont abiwe CoRREproNPENCK with Queen Victors by letter is one of the Prime and almost daily duties. )v'ie there has Ixwn an ImnnVtatit division debate in Parliament, and members rf hastening home tired, to bed, the rrc" nn ha has writ ten to the Queen his ofScial report of tbl Ftroceedings. These letters are cou.n the third nerson: "Air. Gladstone prrj unta ttia 4iitr tn VnnF X(iMtfv." AC.Sn-l Her Majesty's replies, usually dictated a secretary, also run in the third P1" Though never discursive, they are mere formal acknowledgments, often enter succinctly into the qoestw hoursevery morning to the study o1. hnainaaa anrt ner time IS TIM wasted now as it was during tbs twenty-five years of her reign by ha, to sign all comraissions for the arniy navy.

In ISttf an act relieved her of tedius tasa. sne was in mat engaged in signing the oomuiion the year of lbii Isr Alabama is a China tree ten circumference. Its top waa torn utnt-m Knt mi-w Mt nn tllA tTUnX more irces nave iw ty high as the old tree is. iialf way trunk of the original tree stands out, and is now filled Irttxw yet he spent the last etiiu nrr a the debtor's limits of the i.

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