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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio • Page 10

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r. 1 a-. ah atrocious ii A Father Herders His Own Sea. Mistaking Bin in the Dark For Aaotker ilaa, 'EorriWeEiienencofHorse Dealer inaQoietlna, Ljtoff Cader a WkUm a Maa Is Bela. r4enl ia th Sam Ban.

A DetotSTe'i Hard" Work in Brinpnj a W7 Wicked rnilj To Jaitiok 1 i Tar 1 The "Old Bridewell." tbe Hall of Record in City Hall Park, in the carry daye of the city was used lor the Mine purpose that the 'tomb to now used. Two of its earliest occupants were Thomas and Jum McFarland, father had aon respectively. Their crime vm aa atrocious mnrder, and the facta are tbe: One night WiUUm Pearsaii, horse dealer, living in Porte better, after having effected a Ml ia' Brooklyn, stopped at a quiet inn in that section of the city now known aa Molroao. He. had aever been there before.

1 w. wm mmSnrtehle and toe ap pearance of the people respectable. Having first attended to hx borse, he at down to suppeT with hi boat sad lruring the meal he was caked whence he tne news, The boat then inquired what business had carried him to Brooklyn, and wsa told that he went there to aeil some of the beat horse em taken to that section of the country. ben be beard this the boat cast a (lance at one of the men of the family, who seemed to be bis son, which Pearsaii scarcely observed, bat which be bad reason afterward to recall. When sapper was finished Pearsaii re- nested to be shown to his bed.

The host imaelf Conducted Pearsaii across a little yard at the back of the boose to a detached building, which contained two rooms. In the inner of these room was a bed, where the host left him. It may be stated here that this inn waa conducted by Thomas Me-Perland and bis wife, assisted by two sons, James and John, and a daughter, Kitty. Various stories bad from time to time got alloat of crooked deeds committed by the elder McFarland and bis son James, while John, it waa said, was capable of almost any thing if be only could be kept s6er. As for Kitty, she was not considered a prototype of Caesar's wife.

In fact, the whole crowd waa bad. Aa Pearsaii threw off hi coat and loosened the girdla roand his waist where his money was deposited, be thought be might aa well see whether it was all safe. Accordingly be drew out an old leathern purse, that contained bis gold, and then a tattered parchment pocket-book that contained bank notes, and. finding them all right, be put them under bis pillow and then went to bed and was soon enjoying sleep. lie might bare been in this etate an boar or two when be was disturbed by a noise like that of the opening of a window and BY A SCDDKX BUSH Of cool air; on raising himself on the bed he saw peering through an open window, which was almost immediately a bore the bed, the head and shoulders of a man, who was evi-dently attempting to enter the room that way.

As the terrified Pearsaii looked the intruding figure was withdrawn, and be heard a rumbling noise, and then the voices of several men, as be close under the window. The most, dreadful apprehensions, the more horrible as they were so audden, now agitated Pearaall. who, scarcely knowing what he did, threw himself under the bed. lie had scarcely done so when be beard the bard breathing of a man at the open window, and the next moment he saw a robust fellow drop into the room, throw off his jacket on the door and then toe himself on the bed under which lay. Terror, however, bad taken too firm a bold on him to be shaken ott at once; bis ideas were too confused to permit his imagining any other motive for such an intrusion than robbery and murder, and he lay quiet until be beard the fellow snoring with all the sonorousness of a drunkard.

Then, indeed, he would have gone to rouse the people in the inn to get another resting place, but just as he came to this resolution he beard the outer room door open, then stealthy steps cross it. Then the door of the very room he wan in softly opened, and two men, one of whom was Si cFarland and the other bis son James, appeared on the threshold. -1 "Leave the light where it is," whispered the elder McFanand. "or it may disturb him and give us trouble." "There is no fear of that," said the youngest man, also in a whisper. "We are two to one; be has nothing but a small knife.

Ue is dead asleep, too. Hear how he snores." "Do xar said the man sternly. yon have bim wake and probably attract attention by his screams?" As it was, the terror-stricken Pearsaii under the bed could scarcely suppress a shriek, but he saw that the son left the light in the outer room, and then, pulling the door partially afU.r them to screen the rays of the lamp from the bed, be saw the two murderers glide to the bedside, and then beard a rustling motion as of arms descending on the bed-clothes, and a hissing and then a grating sound that turned hia soul sick, for be knew it came from knives or daggers PENKTBATINQ TO TUB HBaBT, Or vitals of a human being like himself, and only a few inchea above his own body. This was followed by one sudden and violent start on the bed, accompanied by a moan. the bed, which waa a low one.

was bent by an increaae of weight caused by one or both of the murderers throwing themselves upon it, until it pressed on the body of PearsalL There was an awful silence for a moment or two, and then the elder McFarland said "He ia finished: I have cut him (serosa the throat. Take the money. I aaw Mm pat it under his pillow." I "I have bere it is," said be son; purse and a pocket-book." i Pearsaii waa then relieved frees the weight which bad pressed him almost to auOoca-tkoo and the assassins, wbe seemed to tremble aa they went out of the room, took up the light and disappeared altogether from the apartment. No sooner were they fairly gone than Pearsaii crawled from under the bed, took one desperate leap and escaped through the window by which he had area eater the unfortunate wretch who had evidently been murdered in hia stead. Aa hs ran along a narrow path leading to a lane the figure of a woman suddenly appeared before him.

and dealing him a blow with a club, turned about and find toward the booae. Pearsaii fell forward and for a minute or two lay stunned. Keening consciousness be sped along the lane as faat as hia strength would permit, when be came np with a wagon driven by a resident of the neighborhood. All he could do waa to aak for protection, climb into wagon, and then relapse into uncooscisawess. In this condition be was taken into the house of the owner of the vehicle, and medical aid aeat for.

A 00 nt union of the lower base ef the skull waa found, beside a slight bvjise ever the frontal bone. For days Psarafcll tossed pon a bad of delirium, and at iniervaJs he would matter snatches of the temple experience he had but recently gone through. At this time "Tom O'Connor" was considered a remarkable clever detective in this city, and Pearsaii 's ease waa placed is hia hand, lie had absolutely HO CUW TO WOBK OX, And for a time he knew not how to tarn. At last, after frequent visits to a tavern in the vicinity ef the McFarland inn, O'Connor learned of the antecedents of toe alcrar- laads, their recent sudden disappearance tram the locality, and on one ocean ion he r-ane Jee Kparxa, a werthleea fellow and toe reputed lover of Kitty McFarland. The de tective decided to watch Sparks, and one day be was rewarded by being led to the new bom of the McFarlands, which be found in a place about where Focdhaaa Heights are vow aitaateoU In the meaa.

time Pearsaii was recovering, and one day he told his ttartUng adventures to the detective and the new tnend at whose bouse be waa stooping, lie was finally able to visit She evert-be-reBembered inn, and one day, ia company with the detective, the 'Squire and three or four cititens and aome Constables, be again found himself at the deserted inn. la the house all was aa silent aa the dead, bat as tae party went around to the stble they beard a anise. The door waa auddenly palled open and the visitors found within McFarland and bis son James digging up the earth. The first Uguia that net their ayes was that of Pearsaii. The etfect of this ea their guilty aoola waa too moch te be borne.

Xhy aarieked and threw themselves ea she ground, and, though they heard themselves denounced a murderers, it ru soma micutsa before they Mali came, ana wnen ne saw biwujh w-j New York, all present were anxious to bear T-l Jlul IA um all tta bn. berr aa tha figure of PearsaH waa Cusre, either ia tae peso the banner an Pearsaire still ooatianiuia: ia coarversatioai fir gnned anfiicient lf t. rmjaa his face from exnnmaiHi dearth. Be FearsaUle h- gard. botevtdeouynnnurfcr bead spun round mfusedly.

but, at length GmsiaMea hers the spot where father and son had .1. tk. (m and bloody throat of a young man were revealed. At the Bight we yeunftcs turned BIS RZAD A a LI IHWIIW r- t.t the father uttered a shriek. iui naarfnL that one Of the eternally damned alone might IU effect, and throwing fcimseii on ine momuryuuj, -Yes.

1 killed my own son." Then he found temporary relief tn Insensibility. The neit more ws to secure va- the McFarlands Kitty and her mother. amTIiritawt uimtrn stW4llr ty-four hours later the whole crew xuigbt bave been neyonu me nZzTl rr hwrth hound and camed to the lockup, where, on exami nation maaeuoe aai muoiiav. rr I mnfflArtd Was Item rrioraw lord McFarland; that instead of being tubed aa his father and brother believed, be had started out of the house and joined a party of eaxottser at a neighboring house, ui it in en- tneae noon wniii -rr Doing exceedingly intoiicated, and dreading 1 14 a Ansa tBA hi latuer wrata house in that state and at that late hour, had said to them that be would get through the window into the detached apartment, .1 1 iIaiui IM-fore. 1 ana steep unue mm land that they bad accompanied bun to help him to ciimototne wmuw The deceased had reacnea too uu 1 tkMKiht.

vnnlil have rot safely through it; budrunkd unsteady as ne was, ne siipj i some difiknlty in inducing him to climb af intoxication, be Htf I at Ivl a. 1 a mm a ea aw said be would rather go and sleep with one of bis eomraaea. nnwnoi -fr-4 ki antranm. and his-companiens went to their respective homes. AS to wno me woman rearsall as be ran along tb lane after bis h.

inn nn tha nicrht OI the atoll mmmmm r- der it was never poeitivelv settled. There is nO QOUDl DUi UM IVlfctJ MU TUB jfUBDEBOCS BLOW. She knew what waa going to happen at the inn. and was returning from a rendezvous with snarl, when aha aaw Pearsaii running for his life down the lane. when she felled nim sne ran ue mm only to find out the terrible crime that bad been committed.

Though a quicksearcb was made for Pearsaii, be happily eluded bis WOUia-DfJ Wlllln mum eWiAA w-ay im, -aretei Knrtawi in tJla IU9 UIUXUCICU SVjr weaan va And the next monaiiijc tbo (mure iamiij took their departure sou jucakeu u- jviui-u. Heights. The rest has been told. having confessed every thing, and restored the greater portion oi ri 1al him ta do a deed BO uiuirifluiuvi; much more atrocious than even they bad contemplated. Kitty and her mother and Sparks disap- r.w and were never afterward heaid from, i 1 'i COSTLY WORKS OF ART.

Sold sad Otaer Btare I Relies. li' iTha i -rith rrtflr erWatal and cold quartz dut, made for the Paris Exposition, ljr ia a master-piece vi uie mr-plication of art to the mechanism of borol-ozy. The most important piece which I know of Mocsoio or Japanese mixed metals, consisting of a vase thirty inches in height, the body off which is mads of gold and sil-- ahawdd. shakado and ahuiboichi metals, on a body of sUyer, is worthy of the collec tion of an 'I-W n(nin. 1 fill nMinWAlffhti Of gold.

It was especially intended for the Paris txpnsilion OI ISOTi anu is mauy huib larger than any known object of this class of metal work a sort of tour-de-force with nmrinreta. There ia an ivory boat of a Tr. i .1 vf Am. lorentine ooy auu iivi.uc Medici, by the renowned French carver, A. vi v.ifir i Ilia i latter is ornamented with aUverl htce workf collar, pearls, diar monds snd I other jewels.

The former has ip and a collar set with small rubies ana diamonds, jome remarkable: specimens are shown of etched, pierced and 1 enameled silver, the enameling being of an opaque dull color, frequently four or five shades of color in one space of cloisonne. A true curiosity is a bead cloak of exceptional beauty and aire made by a bioux 1 i T. 1 a tha WAnHf-fW IDU1HD Niun, w. fulartof the vanished aboriginal races of i a this country IS marKea in iu gsruicuk. iw COllCCUUU urn urn wre i eroup of "Tb Lost Dogs Siberian Hounds," by Mathilda Thomas, exhibited by her in the lcjel salon, ana a gnzzry uear anu an can bison, in bronze companion pieces of American subjects modeled and caat in the Tinany silver work.

I i Of iiardiecne reproductions of the famous Barye bronzes, there is a full line, each piece selected with the utmost care by comparison with the original model. Exactness could go ao further than with these reproductions, 111- uunli.l An.lita Af tha Atl IT- 1U WU1VU I.IJ inal model is preserved. Among the choic- A est OI tne uaryes are turn otaa uu u.i w.ttinir Tamar aad Oneodile." ll)ili a 4Unii aiw. Tiatr "St sir Callins'. or.Cbal- lmiirinff a Foe." "Lion the glori ous single 'Stag," "Turkish Horse," and "Eagle and Heron." i KILLED BY The Destreetlea Wruhr By the FeUea.

ens aaptiiM. I rarest sad Streaoil I la the renort on the Administration of the Bombay Presidendy lor tbe year leaW-tfl. ia to be found tne following iniBresuna; account of "The destruction of, wild animals and venomous snakes." Tbe whole number of people killed by wild animals and snakes within thai Presidency. Including Hcind. during the year 1-J waa l.lU, aa compared with l.ltiO in the previous year.

Tbe number of deaths caused by tigers and leopards was twenty only, of which sixteen occurred in the Khandesh district. In the previous year fortr-eeven persons were thus killed in that district. In the Uroadb district seven persons were lulled by wolves and three by other animals. The mortality from snake-bit was slightly lower than in the previous year. I The most deaths from this cause occurred ia Scind, there being the fewest in the Central division, but 105.

In, the Northern and Southern diviaiona there were Ml and respectively. The number of wild cattle killed br beasts of prey and snakes decreased from 2.1tJ in lt to ia lefiWL Ia Kanara, however, tbe number of cattle killed in lAi was U39, exceeding th record for the past ten years. Tb total number of wild animals destroyed daring tbe year was KM, aad ef snakes -HVtti; this was 87,7110 fewer snakes than in lt. Tbe total amoe at paid as rewards for tbe de traction of wild animals and snakes during the yesrwaa rupees, Li annas and 3 pica, (about i i SURE SIGN. Walsh Hew a ataa Carrtee atla Bands Tea Waist Bead alia Charaeter.

lti Leets Oleee.rMBMerat.1 "A sure indication of eharacter is found ia the way in which a man carries his hands." aaidC. i. Clark, ef Boston. "You awtice men on tbe streets. See the young man with swinging anus and palms which are displayed to alt who take the trouble to look.

He ia one of that class whose heart is as open sa his He is frank, unsuspicious, a free spender, and a believer in the honesty of bis fellows, Notice the business man mar advanced in years. Hia hands are always I dosed so tightly that be gives you tb im-preaaioa he ie ever expecting an attack. This tbe attitude of men- bens upon a certain object, it is an attitude which displays the qualities of determination aad fight. "In debate yon will observe seme of our law makers emphasise a statement by hammering the desk before thena with their knuckles, while others, apparently equally impassioned, are satisfied with the us of the palm. Yon may rest assured that it sheer determination will succeed, the una who ap-plies bis t---n will win before hia col-lea roe who anas hia pains.

The way ia which the thumb ia held is also a true sign of character. The man who turns it ia under his finger, ia always weak. That ia tb position in which ii ia always held by a child. The tbaaabs of great men are large aad point oat cooapicoxMulj trees their lei-lotf BaemDera." 'Vv Bled teal latentgeaeeV tTeses Doctor There, get that preeerlptioai filled, aad take a table spoearal three tuaea a day before meala. I Patient But, doctor.

I doat (t bat maal ia tvo diyt. tails. Tiere Ire lire Eiiwp Ytrieties And aome Aro Uof Thaa manorwo 'Itnitosi MUes la Lanath. rails Xaarmal.J A eotnet when first aeea ia generallya mall, round object, with Bucleaa or central condenaBtwa aurroded with a halo of light, which eaU the coma. Generally charaeteriarie feature, the tail not to be aeea at first.

The exact nature of a eoaet is not aa yet fully known, but ina general way it is supposed to be composed of a swarm of solid particles of aa unknown sue aad widely separated. Kach particle eamea with It an envelope of bydro-caiboB gas, which gas-light is produced either by electrical discharges between the particle or by aome other light- evolving action due to the sun a mauence. This is before toe come puis ran hi-h dona aalf as it aDDroachea the son. The interesting process, of putting forth a tail ia doe to the action of tha aun, which warms up and liberates gas oa that side of the comet nearest to it. The liberated ia anrmoeed to be electrified by tbe sun.

snd tbe similar electricity in the sun repels tbe gas and drives it oa into space in an op posite, or nearly opposite, oirecuoav, mow iog tor th movement af tha comet in its-orbit. I itmiTh news to aome Tjeorjle tnat tner are three diOerent types of comets' tails, and that a first-class, wall-equipped comet, one that really pretends to style, may display all tha varieties. The ordinary form of tail is of a hvdro-carbon nature, and its spectrum, when 'examined with the spectroscope, is similar to that of obneant gas. which is practically about tb asms thing aa common burning gas. Then there is tbe "hydrogen tail," straight ana long ana iienurr, uu am Iron tail, "which is the shortest and stub biest of the three.

Tbe hydrogen tails or "wis pa" are formed of matter of wnicn tne ana's repulsive action is from twelve to tti- teen times as greas aa ue nanmiwia attraction drawing it toward the sun. Therefore tbe hydrogen particles leave tne comet with a relative velocity or at least lour or five miles a second, and tnis velocity increases as tney receue sntu as an -comes enormous, the particles traveling several million miles in a day. The iron" tail, the short, stubby brush-like kind, is duo to matter upon which tne repulsive torce irom the son is only from one tenth to one half that of the graritationel attraction, ine hydro-carbon taileurred and piume-iixa, which is generally tbe principal one, i doe to matter noon which the repulsive force varies from once to twice the force of gravity. It. will be seen that the tail as it goes streaming off into space requires constant re-- plenishing, ine tail or one nme ie an tail of another; it varies like the stream from a tea-kettle, which present a fairly close analogy.

It is an expensive aflair to keep up a tail mil lions of miles long. For this reason the longer a comet ia a member nf the anlar svstem tha leas toll it ia able to present, and the short period comets which keep coming around frequently, like Encke's comet. lor instance, nav no talis a an. iw of Hamlet with Hamlet left out! The tail as we have seen is formed by the gas on tbe side nearest tbe sun escaping and going around tbe comet and away. For this reason the tail ia a hollow conoid and the center naturally looks fainter than the edges.

And now as to tbe length of comets' tails. People generally like to rad about big dimensions, and we can astisfy them in this particular. The length of a good large comet's tail is seldem leas than 10,000,000 or 15.UOO,O0O miles, and frequently reaches from to 50,000,000 miles. In many cases it has been known to exceed 100,000000 miles, and at tha end to be several million miles across. The great comet of bad a tail mOre than 100,000,000 miles long, about miles in diameter at the comet's head and a diameter of 10.000,000 miles out at tbe end.

A pretty good-sised gas jet that. This comet went around the sun through perihelion that is, the point in its orbit nearest tbe sun with a velocity of more than 350 miles a second, almost grazing the sun's surface, i Comets are supposed to come from outer space, far beyond the limits of the solar system. Many of them do not feel the force of our attraction, or, at leas, do not respond to it. Those that are attracted into our solar system pass around tho sun in orbits, mainly of tbe parabolic form. The larger proportion of comets' orbits are of this general parabolic form.

A comet passing around the sun in such an orbit goes oil into space never to return. If, however, tbe sum total of the retardations of the solar system exceeds that of the accelerations, the comet is captured and becomes a permanent member of our solar svstem. The parabolic orbit, in this case, becomes closed into an ellipse. There are permanent members of tbe solar system whose periods vary from a few to hundreds of years. Thus, the period of the great comet of lets is about eSO years, that of the great comet of lel about 1,130 years.

of tbe comets which have been drawn into our solar system, it is known that Saturn has captured two, Uranus three, Neptune six and Jupiter some sixteen. Sometimes a comet separates or splits into two parts. Such was tbe case with Uiela comet, discovered in lw. a comet whose orbit comes near that of the earth. On its return in 1H40 it had divided into two parts, which parts traveled along side by side lor more than four months, being about 160,000 miles apart.

On the comet's next return in both parts were seen, but they were 1,500,000 miles asunder, and neither part baa been seen since. Tbe connection between comets snd the phenomena of shooting stars is a very interesting one. Atjpresentit is supposed that certain showers of shooting stars either come directly from comets or from swarms pf particles moving in the same orbits with them. Of this fact we have, four well-established cases, and others which are highly probable. The so-called "August meteors'' come from bodies moving in th nun path ss that of ths bright comes of kuown as Tuttis's In some cases the meteoric swarm seema to follow the comet.

Many astronomers believe, however, that tbe comet itself is simply the -thickest part of the swarm. There is much probability that tbe meteoric awarme are merely the product of a comet's disintegration, lathis way when tie earth comes near enough to such a swarm the particles are attracted and drawn to its surtace, becoming luminous through the beat developed by friction in pssaing through the earth's atmosphere. SURE TO FAIL. Why MIs4aralrt aad Similar, Orders Bava PbSfatsrei, ToeUi's Camoaoloe.l A year or two ago hundreds of thousands of persons in tbe country were members of "endowment" and similar orders, were paying their "assessments'' regularly snd pretty frequently and were au hoping to make money far more rapidly than simple or even frequently compounded interest would i To-dav most of these orders have failed aome because tney were a wind lea and frauds, aad even tboee that were honestly conducted because they undertook and promised more than can be accomplished. All tho money paid into them is goao forever.

Practically tbe only people who have profited by the orders are the salaried omoers. A few of the early members of the orders eaa sav that tbe premises made to them wer kept, it waa necessary to do as much aa tnat to lure other persons into the snare. Legitimate investment can never cause raoner to increase aa fast as those orders promise that it -shall increase. Either the promise moat be broken or the manages must make money by sueeessfal operation. Yes; and suppose tho speculation ia unsuccessful! Most men "who are tempted to speculate with small means retain sense enough to do their own speculating, and not to pay strangers high salaries for gambling with their money.

As Xvartbaake-saakea Papetv 1 irxxao tCalOTrtaeae. Probably ao issue of a newspaper was ever put in type under more trying circumstances than this issue of the Tribae. Tb type was badly pied, and aa it was put ia position it was necessary to wedge it securely to keep each shock from eiadotng tbe work of days. Th compositors stood bravely at their poets. even ia momenta ox tne greatest danger, when the brick walls' threatened to collapse and bury them ia the ruins.

We were compelled to move our efhe after Thursdar's shock, aad much more damage done. bat we, a rear ail, were oeiayea Due tare or lour hours with our edition. -y. Mm Qaeetteai mt Teiaeity. (Texas StrttoK.

nSThat did yea meaa by tailing me that miernaiuer -What lie?" "Yon aaid you vara with Gnat at the Battle ef Bull Kua, Graat waa ao at Bull Kan at all." "Wasn't hT" "So. he wan'V "WelL tbsa, thsre aiat lie eat. tax I van's thai I -v. I tLrnm Braha Waa CXaad OaS eC a weed ew Bee fore Staaeara.1 One dark day ia winter, during a heavy snow blizzard, with tbe thermometer down to 40s and the wind as th rate of forty miies aa hoar. wbes.

tbe mere bought ef "eat doors" aeat a cold shudder through the sys tem, a native came rushing into tbe station exclaiming; Nan-nook! nan-nook! To say that all were start ted would be speaking an Idly. We were excited- A few queries put so tn native jocatea nruxn aoom tea rods from the station, quietly eating bis breakfast front a dead walrus that bad drifted ashore the fall Before. rasping our noes, handing one to tho native, which we kept convenient at hand, shoving a few cartridges isto oar pockets, throsnug oa what- er onnestt came at hano. we aauiea iotvu for Mr. Bruin's skin.

A short distance rrom tho station tho as sistant passed tbe writer, his long hrgs saving a decided advantage in wallowing through the deep snow, bom four or five rods from the station the steward was met returning with face aad ears frozen. Tbe writer, bow- ever, kept oa doing bis best to keep the two hunters. ins seen through the dimness ahead, ia sight, when he beard the report of rue, otuekly louowea oy tne report an other; thinking that brain bad at test soe- enmbed, the writer hurried ua until be came to tho dead walrus, when be stopped to listen. of bruin or hunters could be seen, and nothing bat the bowling of tbe winds could be beard. Ketracrag his steps he arrived at the atatioai with his face fiaat-bitten and both ears rosea.

Home half aa hour after the ass is meat aad native returned, and tho assistant tells tho folowing story Approaching the place they sodden lycamo upon brain auieuy feeding scarcely ten paces distant. Tbe natiVa being ia advance. wunout intimating ms intention, mai rifle and fired, causing bruin to raise bis head and give and ominous growl. The as sistant, in order to use bis rifle more dex terously, aad takes tne mitten us ngni hand, in his agitation dropped it, and the wind whirled it rnataathr out of sigh. Ia stepping aside to bring the native out of line he stepped into a boHow, came near falling, therebv toeing his sight oa tho bear when he nred.

lis thinks his buUet must nave strmca very near the nimi. as tbe snow new all over him, and bo waa so rightened that he marcued on, they following, oat soon tost sight of their obiecL Perhaps they did not car to get too near, and were perfectly will ing that be should go. Onset tne nasives in tbe old siznal station, bearing of the occur ence, mottled himself up in skins, took his rifle and a suddIv of cartridges, went down to within fifteen paces of tho dead walrus, sat down and waited, for Mr. Bruin to come back aad finish hia breakfast. He had not loos to wait, for bruin soon came and com menced tearing en the flesh at a great rate, as though in anger for having been driven away, and now determined to make up of lost time.

ai tne proper moment tno nauve nisea is rifle and tired, killing tbe brute 1 instantly Help being near, be was dragged into the old station and skinned, tho carcass runnsmng a stood snnnlv af fresh meat for the natives. and his skin proving to be one of the largest ana nnest tne writer ever saw. WHO FIRED THE BARN? The Trams- Bald IS Was the Free eon tlag A Stan ay. IDetrett rrse Freas.1 A barn bad been burned ia tbe suburbs and a tramp bad been arrested for setting fire to it. After most of the testimony in the prisoner wss permitted to make, a statement.

"i our Honor," be said, if any body set this barn afire it was the Prosecuting Attorney." 1 Tbe Prosecuting Attorney was on his feet in an instant, and tbe tramp held up bis hands appealingly. I "Let me go on," be said, and tbe Court let him go on. Didn't you," he said, addressing the Prosecutor, "throw a man out of your second-story window yeHerday eveningr" The Prosecuting Attorney said he bad caught a tramp in bis bouse about 8 o'clock tbe evening before, aad bad fired aim through a window. i "Thanks," said tb prisoner. "That was me.

I went out onto a shed roof that broke mv fall and almost broke my jaeck. and went on down, where I lit on the hired girl and scared her so she made a break for the back yard, where she startled a stray dog so that he made otT with a howl for the street, running between a policeman's legs and upsetting him. The policeman made a swipe at bim with hia duo and hit a horse standing by tbe curbstone, and be ran away, and up street be scattered a crowd of women; and then scared a hoise hitched to a milk and he broke for home and there scared a cow and she ran over aeat in the stable yard, watching a rat hole, and tho cat went into the barn, where a lantern was hanging, and tbe lantern was turned over on to a pile of hay and set it afire, and tbe man that ought to have been there was down town trying to catch tbe horse that scared the crowd that scared bis horse that ran away and set tbe barn on fire. And that how it happened," concluded the tramp with a long breah of relief. i ') Tbe Court waa paralyzed.

"And where were you all this timer', was the next inquiry. i i r--1- '-MoT" be asked, innocently. MOb. I was In tho gentleman's kitchen eating the hired girl's supper while she was trying to find the policeman ths dog upset, so's hs oould come and see what had dropped on tho hired girh" i Tbe case isn't settled yet. INDIANS GETTING UGLY.

Chief vthKe Shield Beadle at EHsterbaaee Among the Bervtvere ef the Caster Maa- tPhilsosIpSls Telsgrspn.f There is still considerable excitement over the ugly attitude of the Cheyenne Indians in tbe reservation opened to settlement two weeks ago, says a Guthrie, O. dispatch. White bhield is tbe Chief who is leading the disturbers, aad be is a blanket Indian of the wont sort. Hs has many times been On the warpath, and bears across his face a huge scar caused by a cut from the sabre of aien-eral Custer in lcSti. Tbe scene of Custer a terrible battle with (be Cbeyennea aad Kiowas in the fall of that year ia now tbe site of th town of Cheyenne, and aa hundreds of Indians were buried there at that time, tbe Indians object to a town being built there.

I Just north of the town ia a monument erected after the battle by the soldiers, who lost quite a number. The number of Indians killed at the time wss 212.1 la this band now making trouble are a score or more of the survivors of that- light, and the spirit of revenge that baa rankled in their breasts all these years seems about to break The number of white poopie ia tbe town ia small, and but few are armed, and they would fall an easy prey to the redskins should they carry out their threats. White Shield was compelled to take hi allotment by force, and he says he will not work that the white people most feed and cloths him or leave th country. Throe Indiana came into Kingfisher last night and reported that in County white men had maliciously burned half a dozen Indian wigwams. These Indiana are known to be reliable, aad it any such higb-haaded proceedings have been resorted to by unscrupulous whites there will certainly be bloodshed.

Tbe Governor left to-day for tbe western part of the Territory to take charge of ait airs and see that the settlers are protected. Troops will reach Cheyenne to-night, aad all disturbers among the Indians -will be arrested at once. Vthare BTry Hady Oamblae. laloavevlaee latier as rwseeis Paiaatea.1 One thing may be truly aaid of oar easygoing Southern neighbors, that, though every body, to a man, woman aad child, imbibes freely of wine, cbiea, cans or some other form ef "the rosy," aad almost every body ff" with a recklsswatss and persistency that would astonish a Korthera blackleg yet nobody gets vulgarly drank, aad the gaming vice is not made a secret one, to be stealthily indulged by evading tae law in darkened corners. Priesta and alike take a hand at haocarat.

roulette andd ether games ot chance as uadisguisedly as I they take their dinner, quite as a matter or. coarse, and much astonished would they be should some good missionary come along aad Intimate that there is wickedness ia th cards, and ia th glass a serpent ttat stinceeth like aa adder. They have aeVr beard of such (to them) unique doctrines ia all their lives, aad could not bo tadaeod to believe them. --I'-' foesed. 1 tttosdes ftews-I i Suppose, now, said tho examiner to ths applyaeg a valves eentneasn.

'ywi have lyoeurpampe all right and every thing in working- order, and you start your pumps and get no water, la tA lint IlllTI m.ll jImS vmm mw uw i i a va avuw 1 would look over tho aide, sir. Kiibumt Look enmr the side! 1 What would yea ktok over tbe side for? nirinaw I want to know tf thara was gsy a ster to pump, air. tho Cliaaset Teeele rr ears' Nearly all American aad European visit ors to Jsoaa speak with admiration of tb pusiia betas Of that comniry- sue uiy Texas there are between ti and MM awhlic bathing establishment, each frequented by at least Sou people, who pay for toe privilege aa extremely small aunr ao small that ao one is too poor te azora it. usbiqbi uxw baths the Japanese are mack grveav lo Datn- iacuitbeirowB boosM. They are ease tbe clee aest peeole ia th Travelers from the western world freqoenUy express their regret, ia deacribing those Japanese baths, that tb regressive people of tnrope and America have ao such estabbshBtente.

Our American cities, indeed, are fa tbe most part bmnJ with public baths which are opea ta tbe summer, hat they have none, or nraetieailv none, whiea are warmea aoa opened in winter, like those of ia many paras ot i-arope. laaeea, oauung is almost an known. People who are swp-nosed to be civilised aad ares enlifatened go from infancy to tb grave, through a long lite, without a single tnorougn-gomg nauii "all over." They did not derive this uncleanly custom from their ancestors of th aaeiesTt world. The tbrwoghoat almost its entzr extent was a world of magnificent aad univemlly patronised public baths. The abandon eoent of rathing was, ia a curious war.

th result of the triomnh of tbe Christian religion, though Christianity itself certainly could never be accused ef encour aging pian t-roper rare er sue body, as tbe -temple ef the Holy Ghost," ia enjoined by the Christian i-enpturee. In the Imperial reigns which marked the decline of Home the public baths: which In former years had been soar cm or strength, became, on the eootrary. sources of corrnptioB and a cause of the decadence ef the people. A useful instil. ution bad been subjected to great abuses.

la these betas toe Kosnans ot mat Degenerating age spent a great portion ot their time, Tbey bat bed in warm and perfumed water, and so softened, and. weakened themselves by continual indulzence in this luxury that they not only became incapable of resistance to their tyrants, but became aa assy prey to bodily vices and sicknesses. Tha ai-t Italians, wno led a sever aad virtuous life, regarded the public hatha with horror, with tho xnumpn ox ton bc religion these sources of eormption were lunvri had But the reaction against the abas of tbe public baths went too far. Not only were tbe bathe abandoned, but bath rag aa well. The French historian.

Mickeies, calls the Middle Ages "a thousand years without a bath." I The days of chivalry wen not days ef personal cleanliness. Meay famous anights sod kings were ao untidy ia their habits that tbey created remark, even ia those days. The magnificent courtiers and great ladies who surrounded Henry IV. and Louis XIV. of France hardly washed their bands and faces, bough they ate their food with their fingers, i The Dnke of Orleans, tho famous Kegent during the minority of Louis was tbe first to introduce cleanly manners tn the French court, then the center of tbe world noliteneea.

If neuronal cleanliness waa at that time almost unknown ia th courts, the annearance of tbe people may perhapa.be Himlr mn n-tnrcd. This long period waa a time of terrible epidemics. Mysterious plagues, feeding, no doubt, upon the filth of the towns, swept away myriads of people. A comparative freedom from epidemics baa resulted from tbe growth of more cleanly habits and the increased knowledge of sanitary modes of living. Public baths, beyond ail aouoi, are conducive to puouc neana.

ttaEANED-OUT OLD SPORTS. (. Their Histories Tell Ca Te Xaiavo the maeee Severely Aleee. Saw fork Herald One meets with many aad wrecks of hu- manitv and bears manv pitiable stories of min ia thai nnol-room dives of this city. There ia a nortlv old chap, variously called "Jake" and "Pop" by tbe -frequenters of Pet Do Lacey's Park how "commission room, who has been playing and losing on tbe races for these many years.

Although he has dropped a fortune at tbe game he could no more keep away from it than do without his meala. He realizes, what a fool he is, but will not profit by his bitter experience. vVhen 1 started in at this? be said to me yesterday. "Pete Do Lacey waa not worth $10 and I had $100,000. Kowil have about $10 and he has $100,000.

He's been on the winning and I on the losing side." A sadder story yet is told by a shabbily dressed little irishman who haunts De Lacey's other "commission bouse," in the foal-smelling cellar of No. 6 Barclay street. "When I began playing tbe races," be said to me, ''I waa in a good business and owned considerable real estate. I got in with horsemen and soon became a regular patron of the At first every thing ran ia my favor. I got 'tips' by the carload and they nearly all turned out right.

I thought nothing of putting up $500 on a race. I was liberal, too, with tbe tipsters, giving a horseman or jockey fro or 100 for information and thinking nothing of it. "But my luck turned. 'Tips' began to go wrong. Horse owners whom 1 had befriended and set upon their feet threw me 1 mortgaged my house and lost them through loreclosure.

1 have lost $30,000 sltogether. I have very little left, just barely enough to keep me going until I die. I fill an humble position ia a- church corporation's office and keep my betting a secret from my employers, i 'fctill. the old fever keeps on me. I can not shake it oil, I can't spate time or money to go to the tracks, and come to this room for aa hour or so, when I have a few dollars to spare.

It ia a great come down for me to be betting $1 now where I used to bet $300." And he shook bis poor, gray-haired old head aa tha next race was run and be learned that the stood be bad backed; was left at the post. LIFE IN A FLAT Kat What II Crasset Cf Ts Ss rw York Xvsaisg Sua.) It always seema that the family next door bought its rocking-chair before tbe invention of the noiseless rocker, i Tbe very good young man who spends all hia evenings at bom is tho fellow who is lesrning to play on the flute. It your dinner ia late every evening it is a sure sign that your wife bos got oa risitiag terms with the other tenants. Tbe family that keeps a cat remembers ths janitor around ths holidavs. The vestibule door is aiways closed on time the aigbt you have goao out aad forgotten your buck key.

Never let your Utile boy run about with the children in the flat above you whoa you caa get him to visit with tho boys in tbe fiat underneath. Tbe landlord baa aa easier job raising tbe rent than the tenant. The lamiliea addicted to cabbage and omous always leave their ball doors opea. There is a good deal ot family unarreliag going on ia flats, considering that there is ao cat and dog life there. The janitor obiecia to carrying any thing.

That is why yoor coal lasto in direct proportion to tbe distance) year bin ie treat th janitor's own apartments If the postman has a package too big to go in tbe letter-box it ia aura to for tbe man who lives in the top flat. Tbe curtain lectare ia nothing to tbe maa who has forgotten his latch-key and has so ring ap tbe janitor when he arrives homo ia the wee sma' hours. You always think tbe people who lira ia tbe flat overhead ar th noisiest family ia the It takes more than a sign to keep beggars nod peddlers out ef a flat. Tbe flat shows hew the other half lives. These Btertes Are ITi Tea tan Osaipaslse.l Al Parisian paper relates tho following story of a contest in boasting which, it says, took place between three artists of alar-aeillea.

Is shoald bo explained that Parisian writers alwavs pat their "tall talk" lute the months of Marseilles people. "My dear," said one ef the artists, "yesterday I painted a pine board ia imitation of marble, aad did it with such fidelity that when tbe board was pat into a pond of water it sunk like stone. "foot!" aaid the second; "that is nothing. Yesterday I happened to hang up say thermometer oa the back of tho frame of my 'V lew in ths Artie aad tha mercury matantly went down to twenty degree "All that is nothing at eU." said tbe third artist, "tea knew my portrait ot torn Marquis ot CajaargBeT it'a ao lu'a-lika that it baa to bo abatad tarea Xw a IBsw Terk Wesxtyj -Tadr (at railway station Is tier BOY ob jection to dogs ia this car, conductor? I m.rm aiaa tha conductor, madam. I will aay.

howejer, tha there is a crying baby ia this ear, and if your doj is big enough to swallow too baty, 1 be wiU wclcuaia. se; Belief That Coasurtiea1 1 lliotsirs Bat ii IaTisit: Virplrt That Tests as Itself a Tastily aad the Ksed Treat First Oaa Tiatlat aad tae'ata Those interested in folk-lore should know of recent developments of tbe vampire superstition in kbodo Island. Kbodelslaud is a thickly settled aad highly civJ-iaed State. Along tho great watercourses aad along the shores of ta) Sarrasaaett Bay it at owe great village. at nsem.

Coanecfecut baa eoe caa Bad foresta waica cover bava bowed to tbe ax, and a race oi people who preserve all the superstitious and traditions of another age. Among carious enrjerstitions among the people living ia these isolated regions at that of tao vampire. is not a belief ia the existence of a human vampire soch aa Bvroa told of when be curdled tho blood ot hia bearers with the of Lord Kataven, or such aa forms part of the toik-lore of certain parte of bat one wniea aa these eote sis tbe origin of which would repay investigation. Tbey believe, many ot them, aad believe it thorotsghly. that consumption not a disease, bat a result of tho operations of a mysterious creature called the vampire.

wnich tastens itself upon av xamuy seen, and therefore indestructible by ordinary means, sucks the blood from first one victim and then another. Tney oeueve ua from tha lonely grave-yard oa the rocky farm aa influence steals for death as long as ths body of the dead consumptive baa bood ia iu heart, for there the vampire is at work aad ia draining the blood of tbe living -victim into tbe body of tbe dead. To get nd of the vampire it is necessary to exhume tbe body aad burn tho parte, gsstr orally the heart, where tho vampire Uvea, and administer tne ashes la some manner the hvmg and aSiicted ones. There is a strong element of mysticism ia the minds of these people, and it as not, perhaps, strange that the dread scoorge of consumption which bafSea medical aciance and aweepe awav ao manv of the sturdy New England race should be invested oytnem. witatae wend suTjerstitlOB of tbe vam Dire.

Tho moat recent case of aa outcrop of the vampire superstition occurred last March. George T. a respectable farmer of Exeter, lost his wife about eight years ago, bis daughter Olive two years later, and bis other daughter, Mercy. Last January, all dying from consumption. Mr.

Brown's son Edwin, a roonr married man. ia also a con sumptive. He went with his wife to Colorado fprings, having beard of tho curative properties of that place is cases like his, and stayed there for eighteen months, but got ao better. Then a longing came to bim and his wife to see again the pine trees and tho old familiar faces in Khode Island, and be came hack to Exeter, his native town. Ua March 17, shortly after bis return, it was decided to dig up tbe bodies of bis mother snd sisters sad see if the vampires were still-at work.

A physician was sent for from tho villagem kckford, a consia bio distance away. He came and made aa examination of tho exhumed bodies. In tbs heart of Mercy, tbe last of those who bad died, was found blood. Tbe heart aad lames of the dead girl were bereft" pon burned. How the ashes were disposed of wss kept a nrofound secret.

UnlY a lew people were al lowed to he present at tbe cremation and no detailed account of ircaa be obtained, but it mast have been a weird ceremony on the bleak Kcw England hillside with tbe aiarcn winds blowing over tho desolate country, The Gleaner, a paper published ia tbe Pawtaxet V'allev. rives an account of an other case of similar nature which occurred in tbe town of i oster, K. 1., some years ago. Levi Youne. who lived on a farm in the south-west corner of the town, had a Large familv of bovs and eins.

borne of tnem died youag from consumption and the others showed signs of tbe disease. When ftaney, one of the girls, had been dead three months her body was exhumed and burned "to kill the vamnire." while tbe remaining members of the lamily stood around and inhaled the smoke. These things took place in tbe most densely populated etate in tne uiou, but among a people living iu isolated regions, among wnom an ancient uwuuuu superstitions are tenacious of life, i and FIGHT WITH A SHARK. He Whleped the -ateester. Close Call.

Hat I Was The waters about Kew Zealand, like those of the South Pacific in general, are infested with a formidable species of shark, which does not hesitate to attack human beings. Many tragedies have been recorded from to is cause, and many narrow escapes bsve been effected by fishermen, sailors and bathers. The New Zealand Herald describes a desper ate fight which recently took place in Maun- kau Mar Dor, a great iniet irom tne ocean near Auckland. Mr. Henry Jacobson, light-keeper at North Mannkaa Heads, was out in bis boat, about six miles down the harbor.

A squall struck and swamped his boat, and left bim la th water. Tbe boat was heavily oal lasted, and sunk. He dived and attempted to relieve tbe ballast, but failed. Jacobson was a good swimmer, and resolved to make for the land. He grasped an oar, aad strnck oat manfully.

But be had not counted on toe tide, wnicn at that hour was running xery strong, and instead of being able to make a direct course for land, be waa swept three miles further down tbe harbor. Aa he waa lying upon the water, almost exhausted, be saw a large shark coming close upon lie knew it wasaman-eateri and the knowledge did not increaae the comfort of hit situation. Tbe shark grabbed at hia hand, but Jacob-son gave aim the oar ia its stead, and be wss about to ram tbe implement down tbe creature's throat when it drew back. It circled roand and round bim, aad press atly rushed straight fur him again. This time tbe maa had hia sheath knife drawn, and, holding tbebar as a shield, stabbed the shark in the side.

The blood flowed, reddening the water all about. Tbe shark drew back, wounded as it was, aad made another attack. This time Jseob- son struck tho fish a ripping blow near the tail. This seemed too much lor it, and it swam JacobsoB wsa now left, in a greatly exhausted condition, clinging to bis oar in tbe bloody water. Just as he wss giving ap hope of being able to reach the land a boat from the tiort hove in sight.

Hs waa seea aad hauled into tho boat, after being ia the water two boors and a half. He waa angola to speak for a considerable time. HOW THE NAVAJO HUNTS. Cms a Mtrree to Tessa ths Tat rrairle Deg Frees Ble Hesse, IB. Kleaaiaa LItidc almost wholly upon game, as tber do, the Kavajos can not be prevailed upon to taste either fish or rahoit, save Known some very ludicrous tilings to happen when meanly nuacnievous Jtasencans aeiaaea Xavsios into eating either ef these forbidden diabea, and aome times there bare been very serious retaliations for the ill-mannered joke.

Rabbits are wonderfully numerous ia tnO evuouj, miax awirawu voir uy feathered aad oar-footed enemies; bat the Indian who would Bght to the death sooner than touch a delicious rabbit stew is greedily fond, of tho fat aad querulous praine dThat whole region abounds ia "dog-tswas," aad tbey are frequently besieged by their swarthy foes. A Kara will stick a bit of mirror ia the entrance a bmrow aad bo behind the little mound all dsv, if need be, to secure the coveted prize. VTbea Mr. Tuaa ventures from bis bedroom, deep nnder-BTonnd. hs sees a familiar image mock ing him at the front door; aad when ho bur-nee out to confront this impudent intruder, wait! goes a chalcedony-tipped arrow through him, pinning bim to the ground ao that be caa not tumble back Into his heme.

ss bo has a wonderful faculty for doing even in death, or a dark head darts from behind Like lightning, satis bis chunky neck eafel beyoad the reach of bis chisel-shaped teeth, and breaks bis spina with oa swift snap. rseraasaa Trata-1 Here is sa interesting bit mt fresh evident bow mock may arcroe from verv assail ba ginning. Vlisa Lena Woodward, "of Thorn Creek, ia the hate of Washington, foor years ago, mzmm mom neaa or barter, aad the nxst and ascend years crops she harvested with ber shears. From the third crop, which her father cut wi-. tho acTihe, there was barley enough to sow forty acres, which avenged forty boahela to "the sere wbesi threshed.

Doa'S be ojajoeeusared with Ths Dietiosary Habit, (Sew TsB VssklT.1 1 riend What oueer your hne- um Hiwm. xi. wivmj i avarv Wuid deren diSerent ways, Liul a Carta Clctioav I I czziniG niLiTAr.7 ohdexls Bad lo Destroy 111 r.am ttiA a FVeiwh ucosuaper of Pwrra Barlar, a poor laborer, who lived at Sevres, aear Pans, with wife, Jeanne, aad their three children. Industrious, I rural, knowing Bathing of too way to the win shop, Pierre saved ail bis spar snoney part ing harder and haraer, ana the tiny eottace in which tbey lived. It was a tinv cottage, irideedr-uiit of atooec, wilh tiled roof, standing amid shrubs aad J-svawa with clematis.

It always attracted the eye of the traveler, oa tho left, aa ho toe Sserrea bridge. Pierre and Jeanne worked and scraped aad saved until tho httla cottage was paid tor. and made a feast ben it was all done to celebrate their ownership. A landed proprietor, to be Sure, dees not mind an occasional expenditure to entertain hia trauma. All this Pierre aad Jeanne bad iast before the war of with Oe tuanv aroke oat.

a usiaj i pww avtreover, waa aa omi sosuier aad belonged to the itativs. A gaaner ae bad been, famous for aia skill in hitting a nxark wtth a sbelL lata tra haaaa or ue Germana, but tho French guns were poand tog away at there frota tno for ot moos a- rerre uariat wsss a fort, aad one wintry day waa standing ay aa gun. whoa. Ueaerai -oei, we uwuinia, ap and bridge. aad leveled his field-laas at tbe i be aaid, sharply, withoat look- "Gunner.

ragat Ptorsa. Pierre, respectfully areaJn ft ia ar MXK yoasso tho bevres oriage aver uiers ant vasty well, sir." -And shat little eottaga there, at the left, a a aB ta a thicks of shrubs?" i Pierre tamed paas. 1 see ia "It a seat of Pruauana. Try it with a shell, my maa." i Pierre tamed paler still, aad, in spit of the eold wind, that xwade the officers shiver ia their great might have seen big drops of sweat standing eat oa his forehead; oat nwnouy suucai sue guuaKrt iMmivu. He sighted bis piece carefully, deliberate-lyjtbeJ fired.

The wtth their leasee, marked the effect of tho shot after the amoks had cleared. i- "Well hit, my maa! well bit!" exclaimed tbe General, looking at Pierre with a smile. "The cottage couldn't bare been very- eolid. It ia completely smashed. He was surprised to see srreet tsars running down the gunner's cheeks.

"What's tbe matter, man?" the General asked rather fonizhl v. "Pardon me, General, said Pierre, recov ering himself. It was my hones evei thing I had ia the world. THE HIDEOUS MONSTER Startled at Bathenaaa at Chain lathe. hlalae.

iBaager Special te th Ksw Tors Baa.) That the Chain Lake serpent, which bad been the subject of runny stirring yarns from Washington County, had subsided waa believed generally, but tb monster baa started on the wsr-psth again, and a party of fifteen bold hunters started out from Whtt- neyville a few days ago to lay bim low. About ninerv feet in lenath by three feet in breadth of beam are tbe general dimensions that were given by a man woo saw is cross the lake at railroad speed three years ago, and that estimate wsa declared to be very nearly correct by other parties who saw the monster's trail in tbe mud on the shore. The Latest news of the snake ia furnished by Clarence 8. Loot, who went to Chain Lake on a fishing trip. Arriving at the Lake early in tbe day be chiseled a bole about a foot square in the ice, set hia linesand was filling his pipe when there was a shock such as would be caused by a log falling upon the ice.

A second shock came soon, and the water ia the fish hole began to boiL Suddenly, to tbe horror of the fisherman, a most hideous i bead waa thrust np through tbe ho'e. It was a long, black, oat-shaped, acaly snoot, changing to a smooth, oily gray under tbe lower jawa. Tbe mouth had rowa of saw-like teeth, and it opened and shut convulsively. At intervals a great red tongue of the brilliancy of flame, ran out, and as tbe head rolled from side to side in vain Sorts to force its wsy further through the spertuie in tbe ice it emitted great flecks of spume of a dense, sickening odor. The bead protruded about fifteen inches above the ice, but no eyes were visible, and Lunt ia certain that they were below the surface, for tbe creature must hsve eyes, else it could not hsvs found the fish bole.

Tbe monster struggled fearfully for a few minutes and then withdrew. Lunt sat down on tho ice completely unnerved by his experience, and it waa some time before be could muster sufficient strength to walk borne, i He had proceeded only a snort is Lance wnen ne heard tbe same commotion aa at first, and, looking back, he saw the hideous bead pro truding again from the hole. 1 ben he fled, and be can not be induced to go back to Chain Lake. Great excitement was caused by Lunt's story of tbe monster, and some persons were nnaiua enougn to ump nw aa awu iuo increasing consumption of Portland whisky in those parts, saying that tbe article smug gled in from New Brunswick was better. But many believe in the existence of tbe rep tile, and a lew nave gone ior mm.

TOO MUCH HAT. A Oreager Flaes Oat That IS Deeea't Te Treat a alar her, rralmure Mall.l Aa old granger dropped into the Sherman Honse barber shoo yesterday afternoon who would have proved a gold mine if Iienman Thompson could bsve captured him for hia rural drama. Hia hair looked as if it had not been cut sine tb last Blaine cam paign, and after be bad passed through the hands of a barber it ia doubtful if his own family would have recognized him. He paid the check aad the porter brushed tbe hay seed from his cost and banded him hia hat. The old maa pot oa his heed covering and it immediately sunk to ta level or nis ears, practically anufilng oat its srearer like a candle.

"Here! Fee here! laraation, that ain't say hat!" be cned, throwing it down and glaring around the room, every bit ot indignation in his giant fiamo aroused. "Beg pardon, ash; out oat syo nat. san, shore's yo is bohn," said the highly amused ltosl ye pose aon- anew tmy wo hat?" snorted the rural visitor. "I've worn it every day let last two years, Guess 1 oughts Know it party well by this time. Ine porter mace no rrpiy, out stooa Homing out ths bat and laughing at tbe old man's earnestness, huddeuly tho Utter "turned loose" like a tornado, and the language he used would have made his own eettle flee tn terror.

Tb fore maa of tha shop hastened forward. don't want aay of von fellers tor thrak that I accuse you of takin' it," exclaimed tbe irate "Bat 1 kin lick tb low- dowo sneak who crept ia here and stol it while I wax bavin' my bead aaingled. Aad I shall bold this shop responsible for it, too. Cost SI ta), and 1 kin prove it." "Bat, Sir. Batter, are yea quite sore that began tbe foreman, balancing the hat ia hi band.

"Butler! How ia thunder did yea ficd out that my name's Butler?" "it is written oa vour has Haas bora, cost Abner Butler, Piper City. UL i -Tbe old maa hastily snatched up his hat. jammed it apoa hia bead, aad rushed oat into a cold aoa cruel world again, saying several things which eaa not be put into eold type. ij Vatejoe Cetleeuoe. (Tae Jewelers WeakJr.l J.

IL H. Vosburrh. of Little Falls. X. T- has a colleetiea of more than ouarts crystala.

which were taken by him from the ealciferoaa ssad rock found ia Herkimer County, about a mile front Little Falls. Tea thousand of tbe specimens are ao tin til that it would require of them to weigh an ounce, bat under a mieoope each erystal shows the eighteen plaaea, are doable termi nated aad perfectly lormea. air. osoargn worked but months selecting those ia his collectioa from tbe im perfect crystals aad from the aaad, ana aa a reward lot me tabor he now owns one of the moat aaiuue aad in teresting collect tons ef email crystals ta tha worio. i wehaay fa tsaart.

itiiiiiii ii runt Didn't I tell yea ae to take aay na nut af Ka iliaiilT Johnny Tes'm. If am ma li" vou wanted soma, why didn't you ask ms for them? Johnny iwita coandencej- coca a so a Aa Alptee atoll. tourists ia the Alp asked seal Soma shepherds whom they met near a but: Caa we aisep In tnis but over might "Certainly," was tbe reply, "bat yea most do it by day urns, for s-ccp ia It ourselves UBijiii" lie Waa a Baldler aad SIC SAVED K1S LIFE A BraTe Boyg Thr21k; Eiper Writ Cp at Six-t T. Fiii a His Lo. 1 Ho Binge aa Charms th RentCa Tpea Bbe-ote Is Deed.

Matvrs Tesag reasia. eit-veatiiated s.eepiaz rooaa lr, desirahle. bat a bamboo hut with as Z7 ing instead of a door, and net far e1 ItxT. Indian raacle. is net exactir an t'BnW chamber.

It was ever, that a brave boy awoke sad teaiTl mooniignt nignt, nis eompaaion. aa etMT eaced hunter, being fast asleep qsm him. For beds, each had a banket r-Zi oa the ground, aad the hoy bad 7. up over his feet as far as fax knees. He wondered what made hua sudden and as be kwked areuiJ moonlight a fo.d of the biaaitet acjj had a carioosly besrrx feeling, arxi ir, a queer smell area ad Lke that of raw oT toes.

The boy gated at the blaaket apprehensive loathing, sod was xr.v:Tj prised wnen the fold began to move. of tbe most venomoas of ind-ia a corhs de capello, slow It reared ite after the fashion ef iu specie, -it had fenl startled by some involuntary moTeo-ct of: boy, snd the latter knew new that if be runts' or made aay noise his Life wood be the feit, 1- Cobras do not liks to be a ar prefer to do all that themseiTrs. aanng evea to call his companion, cor fees lay tbinking with bghtaiog-Uae tei etrt all the things be had ever heard auct auv aging dangerous serpents. occurred to him, except that hi reoivr ia bis pocket, and. fortunately, oa the Bd that he wss not lying ea.

ae saj cautiously draw it oat and esd a bset through that bomd bead, which wat a-iorsaj in front with a pair of ictacie answered cmmoo sense, yon caa t. Leok a that swaying aaovensent oa the first guamcd attempt, and whatever vou d. do not uu. It waa not a pleasant predicaurent. aaj there seemed to be ao way oat of it.

if were only a snake-charmer at haed ta mi, tbe ogly reptile out of tne hut An iirm i last. He'd try the charming hin.r.;. tt creatures like poor moair. aad fortcwita began a low humming. It wait a brass at.

tempt, and the boy's voice falu-mi at trM. for his dangrrous tyrant- v- sioiisic, bead back and forth and froth- ide to nie apparent diaapprovaL But presently bt that the creature was keeping time te ha humming, aad this encouraged hiia to ag Louder. Tbe cobra rnse higher, until it Caosi seemed to stand on end, and motrJ uW blanket. It crawled slow It away to ta opening, and then performed a (ems of jrtt-naBtica to ahow bis delight in the boy keeping steadily on withoat t. eyes from the serpent.

Put all tbe tinw 1m waa grasping the butt of his sd4 drawing it slowly lorta. His d-iw-ever, wss getting so near tbe doormiv delighted eatk-s that be nii.ht to h.oae.f outauie and disappear without the necr.tr of shooting aim, when back again ou. tj tormenting creature, and took op bis position en the blanket. i Kvidently be could not leave t-harmisj a musician, but the weary pt-rformrr- liai had quite enough of him, and aiming dimly at the reared bead, be sent thrw buJert sis aear it as possible. The contaiaire tuo-saents of tbe twisting snd untwistinj niu, took it quite through tbe opening Wb bad declined to paas before, and Uitri .1 Ur as motionless as a stoneJ Meanwhile tbs reports bad awakened tb sleeping hunter, who wished to know mint hia young comanion waa making all Uu racket for.

But when he a aa to tbe. ugly-looking mass of snake tut-TJe in tue moonlight he was filled with aan.i ration at the bov'e eoolsess and courxKe. wfail shuddered at his narrow: escape. The crest- ore was now. however, as its ruoaueror naij.

"considered strictly as no further account." CHILD SUPERSTITIONS. 1 1 lac Hm tafi Vios Uiwv. I BaaaWBwIe.r'. WftftC. A i WrlC.

1:1 asavea (vt 4tsB faa-a1 1 aSstvaw wwTT Tatr II. iretiaX aupentitiotia uaed ia tUtu jCAtnet, 4ta)lliTiar fnrtnixafenv" sVc I l'A inavanna Vv vt a kr i fl rr th W'ih mTflLrh thT m.m. a.iAa Vastaraa aeskSnaa trtia Via flu-k fliiB tfW aUAaWaVB BV BSSBWVf sarsaav stone that ia imbedded in the ground, on the under side and replace it, being careful to nt It in ua as ic waa vj mi wv think they will "get tbeir 1 no same metaoa is asea mr but first the gum around tiie tooth ia pricked untd it bleeds. arte sjo urn rs-meved in this way. 1 hey believe tnat a tootn tuat tiuawi shoald always be buried otherwise tbs coming one will be a dog's tooth.

They will "try their fortune" by go nt serosa 4 brook and gathering nine tw.kbrs of dirterent kinds, dip tlioiu, in ths trout. i 1MB DiUUlllg fcliviu twine-a hair from tbe head of the pertoa "trying tbeir fortune," then thsv are pet under tbe pillow at night, aad the dream will be of to future husband or wife. These children have a very pretty wsy of "telling fortunes" with the dodder vine, er -i ..11 it 1 iJm hniln tow viim. aa oi and twisted round the head three kmes, then dropped oa a oana usuiou uem. ion weetbeart ia true it crows, i If it dies, he sr she is false.

I The mullen stalk is also used to tears tbs constancy or tbe fickleness of the lover. IU stalk la broxeo, out not uetacucu, continues to grow tbe absent one is couust, or vice versa. I Tbey have also many ways or te.nor tunes by the moon: tbe moat popular one this: When tbe new moon is seen ior ms first time, three steps sr taken back sard and these words repeated I Kew fiaaue. tree eaa, waa aodibrijiii. If 1 bar a tree levs.let mm drtsm oi o.m II J'st to starry aear.

let ar e'fi If I'si te atarry far 1st ats bsr rv ma If fat asver to was. let n.ar a kaoek. Uw -iwHin io their aorousta. one of these three sounds is sure to be beard. I Oa bearing tbe first wood dove the spring thev will -sit down.

rrmoe the thus and stockiBg from the left f.xt. and in iw heel of tbe stocking they MJ tber i.i b. touad a hair tne ot ubi i woman tbey ill marry. I Then the flight of the turkey butzard .1 if li ing sioae, sol the bird ia addreaeed thus: Mall! haul loaeir urxT ma gig te tae seat. By tas Fly tatae oas Ikat I let bjs iw by tbe Bap wl aataer ae ler immm "-The bird's direction of flight is nc.trd.

e- tha motion of the win, if tber ennxideml a true sign that the UV sweetheart ia true. There is a superstition romm-m i in tiia xKita that if yoa kill a snake and bans it in a tra will surely ram w.inm ijji a DOJ'O never be thrown out of doors, (or u.c ,1... tKaKinl. will no thrm in bund. tse.r a lata and thus urodoce toiwn tho persoa wbout tbe; tbey belong.

SWIFTER THAN THE EYE. lei Map.aitf af Carta! a rwt. utmn wniai i SOISe- Th rapidliy ox animx Um.mm far eraater than CSQ be detects! I bamaaeve. It is a favorae aniuseun country boys when thev can hnd sn o-l ting oa a stump in a ceW, to wx.k thJ'btrd at a iontider.b.e him twist Bis aeau im predion ef mdviag his bead tontiasoay roand ia a circle. As a matter of fact, boweer.

a st a tboowrs bead -i. comfort he turns ais neaa tfc, totd iT Tbe observer will trce sitting at a dataace too orthm from a By. 1 he inset. 'rT t-ii bo- ot times the loeker-ea ss 1 why. Tbe toad has f' V.

toago. aad toks-ta toague aad taaea -bsTbeea so qsictl xrford 1 IBliea to aetevs im rear i im. swaOiwe' recently desion- Joaooo srwnw ftxated that tb ured found about surface- Here--foreitbetbouga txe those of ths Hard floor-.

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