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* THE UPPER DES MOINBS, ALGONA, tOWA. WEDNESDAY, JULY 29,1891- LGONA, IOWA A COUPLE of Janesville females waltzec into a store at Beloit a few days ago anc cowhided a young man who, it is said had made remarks to the effect that thfej were not ladies. Their subsequent action is a certain demonstration of the correct- of his diagnosis. THE Chicago Tribune is an enterprising sheet. It publishes an interview with Richarc 1 Guenther, minister to Mexico, although that gentleman Is still in the land of the Aztecs and will not be home for a week yet. It misjudged the time of his arrival in Chicago several days. IT would be supposed from tho inactivity of business and tho difficulty in marketing securitios that little railroad building wan going on j but from returns gathered by tho Railroad Gnzetle tho number of miles built in the hall: year appears to bo larger than for tho first half of 1889, though smaller than for tho first six months of 1888 and 1890. A total of 1,610 miles of new track is given, which compares with 2,655 for 1890, 1,481 for 1889 and 2,980 for 1888. For the whole year tho construction is placed at about 4,800 miles, in which case it will fall bo- low tho record of any year since 1885. The southern states continue to be tho chief field of operations. AT Lexington, Va., Stonewall Jackson will forever ondoro in bronze. A statue of tho greater fighter has been erected there by tho admirers of tho dead soldier and the dedication occurred Tuesday—a day sadly memorable to the north as it was on that date thirty years ago that the union forces met with their terrible defeat at Mantissas. The spcoch by Gen. Jubal Early was veiy moderate in tone, considering the rabid nature of the orator, and, while tender in its allusions to the lost cause, was chiefly marked by a merited tribute to the honorable character of the famous southern warrior and to his distinguished courage and splendid military abilities, The venerable widow of tho valient general was present, and altogether our southern friends made much of the occasion. THE gibbet is doomad. Electricity is tho hnngmari of tho future. The official report of the physicians present at tho' four executions in Now York recently must prove a death blow to any attempt to repeal tho now law and silence all prating about "cruel and unusual" punislimnnt "The experience of the day," concludes tho report, "has proved to our satisfaction that this method is superior to any other yet devised." Other states have doubtless been watching tie result of this experiment with a view to the adoption of the reform. Tho execution of Kemmler left the matter in dispute. But now that the superiority ot electricity over tho gallows has been fully established wo may expccc to seo the reform taken up by tho legislatures of other states in the near future. If manslaughter by the law is to continue (which humanity forbid!) let us by all iiiettns Y 'de our killing in tho least revolting way possible. But speed the day when the bloody business will cease in every state and territory as, thanks to tho wisdom and humanity of our people, it has long since ceased, in our own blessed commonwealth! LATEST NEWS GENERAL NOTES. AHOUT I'KOl'JjK. M. do Lesseps is a very sick and i'ceblo old man, and his physicians aro doubtful •if he has the vilality needed to enable him to pull through. Ho is 87 years old. » * * Mrs, Ulysses S. Grant is going to Saratoga, July 24 to make a little stay at Hie Grand Union hotel. This is her first visit to Saratoga since tho death of her husband six years ago. * * ^ The Count and Countess Blueher, of tho Elkhart Lake sensation, have already been separated through the influence of tho girl's relatives. The count is not in a financial condition to support a wife, and being a simple minded young thing, the girl has been sent homo to Brooklyn. There seems to bo great distress over the affair all round. * t * Mrs. A. C. Poi'kbam, of Ashland, is one of the heirs to a fortune of $275,000, left by an uncle in Lotkport, N. Y. * # » Mrs. Leland Stanford's trust deed, giving $100,000 to endow five kindergartens in San Francisco, has been filed. As tho income will be 5 per cent, each school will get 81,000 a year. These schools aro said to have already had an appreciable effect in reducing the number of "hoodlums" who infest the streets of San Francisco, and iu bettering the condition of the tenement house, districts. * * » White Beaver (ex-Mayor Frank Powell) has muved from l.a Crosse to St. Paul. * * * Hon. Thos. S. Boecck, who is reported critically ill at hS» home in Appp— 1 ouuty, Virginia, is 76 years of ugt m «»n a representative in congress^'roui i-J* i and during the war was t, member Bulederate congnss. THK republic of Venezuela declines to nearotinte a reciprocity treaty with th n United States. THE Bayley hat factory of Newburyport Muss., has failed Liabilities, 8175,000. THE' Marion natural gas company o; Findlay, 0., has been gobbled by the Standard oil company. THE grasshoppers in eastern Colorado are not the red logged variety which devastated Kansas in 1874, and are not distractive. Dn. 11. B. SMITH, of Westville Conn., died from tho effects of the excessive use of cigarettes, CUBTUMS officers at Victoria, B. C., sei// ed the sloop Flora, of Seattle, Wash., having on board ten Chinamen, whom the captain intended to 'smuggle into the United States. CHOPS in Louisiana county, Mich., were snyer'jly damaged Monday night by a hailstorm. THE liabilities of the Higgahum manu fncturing company, Higgahum, Conn., are understood to be between $800,000 and $400,000, and the assets about $200,000. IT is announced that Mr. C. T. Yerkes will present tho West Park commissioners with a bronze statue of General Sheridan, to bo erected in Union park, Chicago. FIIANK SHERMAN, the Chicago "Stowaway," has been released by the Yew York mmigration officials and allowed to land, i relative having furnished the necessary 'dentification. THIC foreign commissioners of the vorld's fair had an interview with Lord Salisbury Thursday. NKW YOUK and Boston capitalists have purchased all tho street car lines in De- roit for $5,000,000. The famous old sloop of war Brookly, vhich was condemned some time ago, was jurncd at Boston for the metal work .'hursday. AN editor of the New York News has en indicted for for publishing an _ac- ount of the recent electrocution^ at Sing Sing. Thd new York law forbids such ublication. FOREIGN. THE persecution of tho Jews in Russia ma been somewhat relaxed. RICH petroleum deposits have been dis- ioverod on the island of Zanto, in Greece. A LONDON dispatch denies that Henry tf. Stanley and his wife have separated. CHOLENA in spreading at Mecca, the Icaths occuriiigchiefly among the Turkish nlgrims, BY the falling over the embankment of he Manchester ship cnnal of a ballast train jleven persons wero killed. A coNTiiATOit engaged in tearing down n old castle in Rio Janeiro is reported to lavo discovered over 860.000,000 concealed n the walls. A SAILING yacht containing seven Jtizens of Victoria, B. C., capsized off Victoria Saturday. One was rescued un- onscious, but the others were all drowned, 'he bodies have not yet been recovered. Two hundred idle cork workers visited 1 o cork ( 'acl ories and engaged in a riotous enionstration, demanding work. 'They vero dispersed by the police. THE London Truth is authority for the tatement that there has been a niutinj in he famous Coldstrcam guards, one of the rack British regiments. THE hull of the Anchor line steamer Jtupia, which was wrecked at Gibraltar omo months ago, has been safely lodged in the beech. The skeletons of nine grown miles and several children have been ound on tho steamer. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. EIOHT men were drowned while seining n tho Tennesee river. FINLUY ROY, of Three Rivers., Mich., vas killed in a runaway. THE village of Roundhead, Hardin ounty, Ohio., was destroyed by fire Sun- lay night. Tins old Culver homestead at Duluth iis struck by lightning and burned, Wednesday. Fiius destioyed the shingle mill of J. and J. C. Atlus, at Fort Madison, Iowa. Loss, $30,000 nc insurance. AT Ft. Madison, Ind., Arlces 1 shingle mill burned Tuesday morning with all the contents; loss $80,000, A QuEiiEC dispatch says the standard steamer Circe, ot the Donaldson line, is a complete wreck. Captain Jennings, two engineers, the first steward and the storekeeper are drowned. FKANK G, HAKTON, u member of the New York militia and formerly of Indianapolis, was drowned while bathing in Lake Champlain Wednesday. NOAH SATIIO, of Hartington, Neb., was buried beneath ten feet of sand which caved in an him in a well. When rescued he was dead. ON Tuesday, Peter Pascoo, Jr., and Jamus Dovrer, Jr., were both smothered by gas in the Republic mine near Marquotte, Mich. Both wove young men. Dower lost his life in an heroic attempt to rescue Pascoe. CRIME. G. PAKKEHS, a prominent businessman of Nnshvill", Teiiu., committed suicide Tuesday. ATKuston, Pa., the national bank was robbed of a package containing $4,000 in $1 bills. Mits. R. HODEN, a recently discharged patient from the Kankakeo insane assylum, commitud suicide at her home on north llalsted street, Chicago on Thursday morning. Gov. Fnneu Tuesday issued a requisition for Isador Hornnr, who is wanted in Chicago for embezzlement. He is in custody in Milwakeo. AT Kettle Creek, Pa,, Mrs. Frank Hancock has confessed to having killed hoi- husband and four children in April, 1889. AT Shelbyville, Kyr, Sam Pulloim, tho negro who assaulted Mrs. Thomas Glenn on Wednesday nigh', was arrested, and while he was being taken to Ayonstoke he was seized by a luob anil hungecl. NAT K. J ONUS, youngest son of United States Senator James Jones, of Arkansas, who was shot by J. F. Shipley at Washington, Ark., has biuco diud of his wounds. Shiplev is in jail. | IN New York, Robert Howe, alias lljvvell, who isatcused of stealing $8,000 •worth of diamond jewelry from the sforfl of C. Wernicke. was held in $10,000 bail Monday foi examination. THE Twenty-sixth Ward bank of Balti more, Md.,' ha? lately had hard luck. Last October it was robbed, and now its cashier, Benjamin R. Spellman, Jr., has disappeared, leaving a shortage of $2,800 Spellman will probablj not be prosecuted, wealthy relatives having made up the deficit. High living led to his downfall. JAMES SPAIN and wife of Evansville, Ind., have been arrested, charged with embezzling a large amount of money from Martha lodge, Knights and Ladies oi Honor, of which Mrs. Spain is treasurer. Spain is a past errand master workman ol the A.O. II. W. of Indiana, and is at present state organizer of that order. WASHINGl'ON. IT is claimed that the American fishing vessels seized by the Canadian steamer Dream last Thursday was taken from American waters. The matter has been referred to the state department at Washington. THE citizens of Washington have raised the guarantee fund of $50.000 for the G. A. R. encampment in 1892, and a committee has been appointed to go to Detroit to present the claims of this city as a desirable place for encampment. _ ASSISTANT Secretary spaulding has issued a circular to all customs officers, requiring that hereafter imported _ lottery tickets with accompanying advertisments will not be released upon payment of a ine equal to to the duty, but will be treated as^ forfeited goods. The p_ostoffice de- Mrtuient has issued infractions for the delivery *'of lottery tickets found in tho mails to the customs officers. THOUGHT IlJfi "WAS A MODEL How an Art Professor ittiulo n IJasliful Mini Undress. The late Prof. Mitchael of the Academy of arts here was a man of unusually com- nanding presence and manners, says a otter from Berlin. One > afternoon a tinker's messeagor went fco his studio with \ mortgage on a house on which he had ent money. The professor expected a model at the same hour. The messenger iad_ served in the army, so when he was ed into the studio he stood still to await irders. He saw the professor's class hard it work from a nude model, and began to how symptoms of uneasine-s. The pro- essor heard him shifting about and houted testily, "Take off your coat." The messenger hesitated, but his rnili- ary training was loo much for him, and IB removed it. Five minutes passed. The trofessor looked up. "Na-a! Go ahead," ie called out. "Take off your shoes and tockinps." The messenger looked for omo wa^ of esca.pe, but. the professor had hitied his place so that he sut before the Joor. and there was no window near at land. So tho man reluctantly bared his 'eel. Ho shivered on the tile floor for ten minutes before he professor looked up tgain. "What do you mean V" roared the rate artist. "Have 1 got to mention very garment before you remove it? Off with your vest and trousers!" With the swiftness of despair the ex- oldier got out of these garments. tfitchael sprang at him, shrieking, "Go 3n! Go on!" He made a dive for a liece of statuary, put it between him and ho professor, and cried out piteously: 'Got inHimmel, if the Herr Banker was mlyhere!" These despairing words re- ievcd tho situation. In response to a luestion or two the messenger blubbered 3ut his errand, the professor pocketed his mortgage, and with a gold-piece indemnified the quaking young man for the vear and tear of high art on his nervous ystem.- WISCOMS1N XEAVS. HARD USAGE AT SEA Sailor .Rollis Relates Some of His Sufferings While in the South Seas. Men Allowed Only Four Bourse Best Out of Twenty-Four for Six Weeks. Charles A. Hollie swindled Janesville doctors by pretending to sell medical works 35 per cent, below price. Rev. Charles Holmes leaves Christ ihurch, Delavan, to accept a call to St. Paul. James McKenny, of Winchester, who vas injured by a Wisconsin Central train >ome time ago at Neenah, has pettled with the company for $150 and will discontinue the suit brought against the com>any for damages. Nparly $60,000 has been pledged toward IIP Racine hotel fund. J. N. Ross, an Ashland furniture dealer, ms failed. Assets, $8,000; liabilities, 4,000. Six attempts at burglary were made at Superior in one night. In two instances iccupants of dwellings were aroused and ired at the intruders. Several hundred lollars' worth of jewelry w^re taken. Charles Persin, a venerable citizen of La Crosse, died Tuesday. Burglars secured small plunder from several houses atOconomowoc. The Congressional committee on rivers inA harbors are expected to' visit Appleon, Neenah and Menasha this week. Two children of A. H 01 Ih, of Preston, vero severely injured bv a vicious ram At Galesville Tom 'King and W. H. lutteuhoo: wero arrested for removing Tom town H. J. Otis, wanted as a witness n liquor cases. The state dental society is in session at )shkosh. 01VD SAYINGS. A boy who had been kept after school 'or bad orthography said that he was spell jound. Teachers ''Why does Great Britain support royalty?" Pupil: "Because royalty cannot support itself." Postmaster—"So you would like a position as letter carrier, Have you ever and any experienceV" Applicant—"Yes, sir, my wife has al ways given me all her letters to post; you might ask her." "How well 1 remember," said Dumley, is he proudly brandished the sword "the 3rst time that 1 drew that once shining blade!" •'Where did you draw it, Dumley?" inquired Featherly; " ata ralhV?" Can't Yon Catch On To a known meaua of overcoming that obstinate dleorder, constipation r Of course you can. Then why don't you? Aek those who have tried it, and they will tell that Uostettor's Stomach Bitters le a matchless laxative, effectual without vlolence- thorouphly alterative, but perfectly reliable. It Invigorates, too, no lose than it regulates the system, and it is chiefly to this first quality that it owes the nermantmcy of ito regulating effects, fiuco. if vigor is lucking in the region of the bowels, the stomach or the liver, healthful uctiv- Hv iu those organs is suspended. Ueobstueuls and cathartics In general are Dimply that and nothing more; ihuy relax the bowels merely without Invigorating them, and as their laxative action is usually abrupt and violent, they really tend to weaken the organs. Use the Bittere. also, for malaria, rheumatism, Indigestion, debility »nd It is queer about society; the minute a man gets into it he expects to get asked out. They are Treated Worse Than Slaves and Were Nearly Starved t.» Death. FromN. Y. Herald, All I desire {is to bring to notice the trtatment accorded to sailors who go away in whaling and sealing vessles after seal skins and blubber oil around Cape Horn and to the island of South Georgia. I was on board of a schooner of 109 tons register called 'the Sarah W. Huut, ot Stonington, Conn., from the 6th of September, 1890 to the 7th of April 1891. Master Buddington, of Gorton, Conn., shipped seven white men at Montevidio September 6,1890. We were boarding {at a Greek sailor's house. Two Greek ran- ners, who ; carried revolvers and dirks, went with us to sign. They told us we were to sign for $20 a month, to go_ whaling on the coast of South America _for five or six months. At the time of signinj we saw neither consul nor master. A 1* about 17 years old took our names and places of birth.' No articles were read to as. As soon as we got to the boarding louse our tills were put in front of us to sign for $25. Each man received one dol- ar and a bottle of whisky, and we were :>ut on board by [the runners. As things ooked crooked we did not turn to till the naster came on board. When he arrived le asked us what the trouble was. We aid we wanted to know what we were working for. He said, "I have paid your )ills for $37 each man." We are all on hares, we had better come to some agreement, or else go to prison. To take off h it $12 I will give you one skin for every iQO skins. Next morning we left and steered south, which told us the captain was making for ape Horn. About the 20th day of Sep:ember, 1890, we arrived at Spaniard's 3ay, close to Cape Horn. Next day we went on shore and chopped wood for the hip's use. We loaded up with logs and made for the seal rocks. For six days af- er-leaving Montevideo we had potatoes 10 more. We came down to fat pork, )lack, dry. salt beef, brown hard biscuits, rice without any sweetening, dried apples, lirty coffee and water colored for tea. There was no lime juice on board and the mpply of medicine was. bad. We soon bund out that the master knew nothing ibout the use of medicine. LONG HOUHS AND SCANTY FOOD. As soon as we sighted the seal rocks we lowered away the boats and had to pull about six miles, as the schooner could not go any closer on account of the seals seeing the sails. We would leave about two or three o'clock in the morning, taking coffpe and biscuits before leaving. We would land the shooting party on the rocks and then lay off and on with clubs in our boats till our boats were full or darkness had come on. We were kept the whole day fasting, pulling in a heavy sea. Sometimes we would drop down with hunger. On reaching the schooner we would take our fat pork and biscuits and colored water and set the watch so as to keep on working taking the skins off. This work had to be done before we could rest. It was sometimes one o'clock before we got through, and there was steering and looking out besides. We wero fit to fall down and sleep over our work. We did not get four hours' rest out of every twenty-four the six long weeks while we were working the rocks. This master did not h ive any license. He would not pay the Argentine government, but went off on the smuggling business, risking everything. If he saw a light he would think it was a man-of-war after him. He would not carry his side lights, and would run his schooner around some rock out of sight. As time was pushing him he made for West Point Falkland Island?. The master bought eome sheep fvom a farmer. Twenty of them were salted. We had our share of fresh mutton, but when that was gone we had to fall back on fat salt pork and dry beef. None of % that salt mutton did we ever get. That' was for the master and bis lather, who was seventy-five years old. A meaner pair never iret. DESTINATION UNKNOWN, We got under way and steered southeast. We did not know where he was taking us. About six days out with a fail- wind blowing all the time we met big icebergs and the weather was getting colder all the time. Two days more brought us to the uninhabited island called South Georgia. We anchored December 4, 1890, in Adventure Bay. We wore all sorts of clothes and were not prepared to face such weather, This master did not carry a full supply of clothing, rie had only a few pairs of socks and mittens and rubber booh, which were useless on shore among rocks. Our sufferings were most severe. We were called about two o^lock to go on shore. Nobody can live on this island. It is made up of mountains of snow and ice glaciers from two to three miles in length and swampy ground full of bog holes. We traveled over a mountain about two miles to kill sea elephants and sp.a leopards for the blubber to make oil. We were mar'e to carry this on backing poles from one shore to the other. Slavery could not be worse than what we suffered. Sundays were our hardest days for work. Tbe master and his father did not believe in God._. When on board they would hardly give us time to swallow'our meals but drove us like a pack of slaves, and if we said anything we were in danger of being shot down or put in double irons. This work lasted up to March 2, when the schooner was loaded, with deck load besides. THE MASTER'S DOCTOIUNQ. A colored boy about seventeen years old, who belonged to Cape de Verde Islands, was sick five weeks under this man's treatment. He gave the lad four doses of morphine inside of four hours. He did not know how to treat his patient, and he BOOH found out that he could not f-ave him. He was, in fact, killing us all by inches through starvation, when lie could have run his schooner to Franklaud Islands for provisions and medical treatment. Wo buried tbe lad in Cumberland Bay, tho Island of South Georgia. The master and his father did not show any colors out of respect to the lad. Our colored cook,' belong* in Florida, also died. He nad been sickly for sometime. Ihe waster made me attach two bags of shot, fifty pounds in both bags to the cook a feet. The cook had been on board two years, working day and night for i he men Who would not bury him decently. About four days out from South Georgia we began to feel pains all over our bodies. We could not make out what was the matter. Finally we fouh'd out it was scurvy. We got so bad that we had to crawl on our hands and knees and sit on the whee^box to steer. We could not rest day or night the pain was so great. The master was forced to run into Barbados and send us to the hospital. The doctor came on board and sent one colored man that night and seven of us' white men the next morning which was April 7, 1891 Two days later the colored man died and the American consul followed his body to the grave, but the master would not go. A captain of the American navy and the consul saw us all in our wards. This captain was going to China and he gave our case over to the consul to be sent on to the government of the Uniled States. The master. BudcUngton, was put under bonds of $20,000 and $20 each for the seven men left in the hospital nearly dead. When we got better we were sent home to the United State? with a discharge sealed by the counsel. I went to Mr. Stalon, custom house officer at Stonington. He said he Jmd not heard from the government or the consul at Barbados. So I went to New London and put the matter before Samuel Park, a lawyer. He saw Master Buddington, who lives at Groton Conn., and stated the case to him. He said I had had so much when I shipped and $20 at Barbados; that the oil came to so much and the skins to so much, and that I was in debt to the ship. 1 finallj signed clear for $8_. I hope you will let the public how sailors are treated. THOMAS H. ROLLS, Citizen. New London, Conn. KOTTGII ON THE OJjD MAN. By Losing; His Bet He Saved (.lie Life of the ConntosB, Anna Millet, a French sculptor who died a few weeks ago, was an habitue of the Divan Lepelletior, a Bohemian club in Paris frequented by artists, authors and newspaper men. His best friend in the club was Paul Duplessis, the novelist, who long edited the feuilleton in the Patrie. The two men had a standing engagement to meet at the club every evening shortly before dinner. One evening when Duplessis ^was late, Millet strode;jiinpatiently up :ind down the reception room, striking his bands before and behind him, and eager- Byeing his watch every five minutes. Finally Duplessis arrived 45 minntes late. Millet sprang to him, and caught him by both shoulders. "What's the matter?" ejaculated the novelist. A. question," answered Millet. My father read your serial novel in the Patrie with tremendous care and interest. Yes- ierday you loft the countess in. an almost iritical position. She had fallen into an imbush of those who were intent on get- :ing her out of the way. Must she really die?" _ "Yes,', answered Duplessis, ''she must die. She will be killed with a dagger thrust by the Corsiian Assiani." Millet dropped into a chair, struck his Bst on the table and exclaimed: "I have no luck—no luck at all." ' 'But what has that to do with my coun- ;ess?" asked the novelist. "Everything. My father bet with me :hat the nountess'would die. I took his oet, because I thought you would be obliged to rescue her from her perilous position so as to use her in the rest of the story," "How much did you bet?" "Tenlouis d'or." "The deuce you did! That's too much." "Yes, yes, too much, and I with all my debts," wailed Millet. "Can't vou help me?" Duplessis reflected a minute, looked at his watch and said: "It, is 9o'clock, The page on which my story appears will go to press in half an hour. It' we hurry we may reach the office in time to save the countess." In an instant Millet was in the street shouting for a cab, and Duplessis was close behind him. Both men were hatless. The cab came, they jumped in and drove off like mad to the office of the Putrie. They arrived there at the last minute. The section of the novel prepared for the next day was haslily'withdrawn, and a harmless African story was shoved into its place. Duptlessis worked all night saving the countess, and appeared on the following afternoon at the Palrie office with revised edition of. the'jnext chapters of his novel. The countPss had been saved, and with her Millet's 10 louis d'or.—N. Y. Sun, HE WAS I.,ATE. But Gave a Good Exhibition of Olurer Reasoning. Washington Post. The front platform of a horse car is scarcely the place where one would look for an exhibition of the logical faculty, but it was the scene of quite an exhibition of clever reasoning. A driver, who is one of the most independent as well as one of the most competent employes of the road, was found to be about three minutes late by one of his superior officers. He immediately gave an excuse for tho tardiness, md the first speaker remarked rather :estily: "Well, you always have one excuse or another." "Of course I do," was the reply. "If I did not have a good excuse I wouldn't be late." Very Abseutminded. Elsie: "Yes, dear, my husband is a doctor and a lovely fellow, but he is awfully absentminded." Ada: "Indeed!" Elsie: "Only fancyJ During the marriage cernmonv", wnen he gave me the ring, JQ felt my pulse and asked me to put out my tongue." Ada: "Well, he won't do the latter again." Doctor," said a lady to the physician who was attending her husband, "is Keuben any worse? "Yes: ho is wandering in his mind," replied the doctor. Oh!" exclaimed the lady, who seemed to know Reuben thoroughly; "he's wandering in his mind, is Go? Well, he can't go far!'' Mrs. Youngwife; "I want a nice ham, please." Shopman: "Yes, ma'am; I can strongly recomend this one; it's wt-11 cured." Mrs. Youngwife (in alarm): "Oh, don't give me one that has had anything the matter with it, ever if it is cured now! Let me have a perfectly healthy one, please!" FIERCE CANNIBALISM, Revolting Story of Human Sacrifices Offered in the Voodoo Orgies in Hayti. Children are Devonrect by Negroes Amid Barbaric Kites of a Ee- pulsive Nature. A Traveler Calling for Soup in His Dish the hand of a Child, A recent dispatch from Hayti has the following description of the practice of cannibalism as practiced in that country. In a recen^ telegram mention was made of a voodoo adoration and of human sacrifices in Hayti, not tar from Port au Piince. The. fact has since been verified. Maurice Feldmann, a Hungarian mechanic^ employed in the machine shop at Gorman eight miles from Port au Prince, learned some time ago that there was to be a human sacrifice not far from where he lived at 3:30 o'clock in the afternoon. .It was to _ be conducted by the Papaloi or voodoo priest of Gornlan. Accompanied by his assistant, named Schmidt, Feldmann mode off in the direction in which he had heard that the sacrifice Was to bo performed. The expedition .was no_t devoid of danger, for'the/* negroes, feeling undoubtedly that' their butchery of children would arouse the wrath and opposition of the white inhabitants of the island, were exceedingly careful to carry out the atrocities in the ' seclusion o£ unfrequented graves. The two men were armed with heavy revolvers, and were careful in the selection of their route. When they reached their destination they climed into the branches of a small tree from _ which they could plainly see what was going on below without being seen From their _ position they witnessed the voodoo sacrifice. The ceremony was begun by the burning of aromatic plants around the sleeping child, 2 or three years old, which had been put to sleep by herbs. Tbe papaloi stepped up to tue infant and severed the head from the body with one slroke of a sharp knife, and passed it to nil present. While thehead was being passed around, the pa- paloi cut up the body, which was thrown into a large iron pot with some red peas, rice and other native vegetable. During the cooking the negroes danced around the fire. The bamboula dance is a native negro dance of the most revolting sort, consisting mostly of contortions of tbe hips and the abdomen. The end is reached when the perticipants becorne'so excited and exhausted that they throw themselves upon the ground, where they wallow over each other and howl. When the dancers had recovered tor the feast and devoured every particle of the child. Having finished, they gathered the bones in a hole in the ground, buried them, and erected a wood- cross over the grave. After the two ob-'~~'.' servers had given the cannibals time enough to reach their homes, they climbed down and went back to Gorman. The Haitian negros do_not always seek seclusions for their cannibalism, as they did on this occasion. On March 18, 1890, Mr. Ernile Huttinat, acting consul of France at San Domingo, stopped in- a small restaurant on the north road, only a mile from Port au Prince. At this resort every Sunday the negroes hold voodood day. Mr. Buttinot called for soup, but when it was served he found in the bottom of his plate the hand of a child. He immediately rode into town and notified the police, who searched the restaurant and found a child's entire body in tho cooking pot. The woman who kept the place was arrested, but suffered only three days' imprisonment for her offense. The gentleman who gave information in an interview of July' 7, said that he knew personally a woman named Ulysse, living at LaCrois des Bouquet, ten miles from Port au Prince, whose seven children were eat in at voodoo dances 'during her, absence by their own grand-mother and the neighbors. That such oannabalism is well known to the authorities is shown by this quotation from tho official organ of the Haytian Republic. '•Official Notice No. 2,201—Fiom the commissary of the government at the civil courts to the judges of the peace of the precinct: In my official notice of November 26, No. 370,1 asked you to order the cessation of all voodoo dances and superstitious practices which attest a belief in a gross and absurd religion. I also added that I counted on you to suppress these things, which you know are condemned by moral sense and punishable by law. Having learned to-day that the voodoo dances,* which had for a time been stopped, have recommenced, I order you to strictly enforce the law against all who abandon themselves to these prac! ices. In this way you will aid in the establishing .the true principles of civilization on this island.' Among other reports which have reached here concerning yoodooism, human sacrifice and cannibalism, is one which says that it is a well known fact in Port au Prince that it is unsafe for a person not desirous of becoming anthrpphegous to buy "lamb chops" in the public market. HE HAD BEEN THINKING. A Keumrkublo Composition on the Shoe. A teacher in a suburban school not long ago gave her pupils twelve minutes in which to write an "abstract." A shoe was the subject selected by her, and the boys were to write in the first person. No limit or words were given them. Most of the boys wrote—and erased, during the whole time allotted, but the teacher noticed one fellow who sat idle until the time was within two minutes of expiring. As tbe scholars filed out she said to him: "Brown, did you finish your abstract?" "Yes, ma'am," he answered. Curious to see what he could have writ- tei. in so short a time, she looked over the papers and found this: . . "I am a worn-out shoaj my corhn^is in the ash barrel, my grave, the dump. She says that almosb as firmly impressed on her memory as this remarkable composition, is the expression of amazement on the boy's face tbe next morning when he saw tho "100" mark on his paper. Mamma (examining the proof of her small daughter's photograph): "Grace why didn't you suiile?" Grace (aged six, with an injured air): "I did, mamma, but the man didn t put it down." H5£

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