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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 6

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st* uy. , mr a. AFPIBTOM * CO. PUB . AMMAM4IWKMT WITH VHIM. __ Hnic<C"» wivttlliy nm'iminn (Ti~TntSi, irxvti liH \\fift* wtilliuin ii liu'ltliu! inpmi'l ti'UT TOntiti I'xpf IfMiow* tryinjs t<v lorit ripM.-* in Coly- Kvlo I!Y r|i n>-i|vri1iicrnM III >i rnwhy.it by .1 im- HTK nymph. Ml « Crntlilii n.VIn-* Unillllil KlllilfS <!>- .-tr.viiiT li> lior tlUltT's fft'icii wlii'i-hi' I:-.-.!.- :i ini- Wfitiirn »vu'ivmt\ Driicx mM Cyiiil'i,'. rrvi iM-;in1ly Hint tuku a nvO'iili'.K .sir I 1 , i . ,J , llai.f'n piinncr in tho Miv.iuit" vnllnv much, Phi K»rii»i'li in, rt Ic.s In .ii-in-lv of tin* lost fcnn'rr. jtivonifm il< l il Ivv his *v to:-'l, uri i»mtrrii ivolte vi.slttnt: ; IVl.Mlm"* t.l ll 'M -. C'.-lllll I" :)rnri>. Th •' inrty PUTT" !.••••* Fl. 1h.« lljrniilt'fi dower Cyntliiii l«!-ir lo ti T mul b t-i'nn'. i HIH » «-."*i'<irt t'vii Ct In ;;fv n b> Id • i'uw!iii K'lith hc.iri "f ttic ('Hil Wrn.'f !Oi;i I In 1 IMT I'-i^o • •••lit lo .MI' i: I I'yntliln. (:yntlilu ten* iwi>Un»r I Koruk r l ; nlte<! Mi.i •™a!nl hy tri" a Ivo St;if ;it tin 1 run:li. who til.' llH'H'tllXIS llf .'Ui'i-i'.ticl l,'> lltlll.l ill ii;nin :li;it I! II i- I* i.- nf l-Mit'i. IHuoi' i : i ' <>:l!ii!n[»" ball ' that a hi'ro in difficulties anil not n man in ji'iipanly of liis lift) awaited the ro- snefitfnl consiik'Vittion of the citizens of Oskaloo. \Vln-n, thiTefoiv, I'liil Kcrnnrhan ar- i-ivi'tl. liriu«ing with him Henry Bruce, ,Iuil;,-oK.-itulH'x ,uid Colonel Hunt, who, with !i ffvt'i"' his troops, hut! joiiuul them in the intiTr«ts of order iiml juntiec, tliore was :i rush to sec the prisoner luul .••or.iotiiiir.; l.kr u jmlilic ileiiionstriitioii atti-ni;)lvil. ("olotii 1 Bill Kurcy, thi;j>ro8(;- cutiriK nJtoriii'v, vimved tliis pvnct-eding with ill tiivor. He glanced appeulingly atJudp IVinlii-rtim. who liad dismounl- cd fruin his luiKtiy. '"-'I leaning upon tho wheel w.n phicidly saiokint; his cigar in conversation with the tilifriit. Tho action rec!illi:il that worthy. He tlin.'w asidi' his <:i^ir ami at oiu-e Ird the way to tin 1 conrihonjie. With shouts and in I ln th:it vs army. u m'.o -ion* iii.i.^ n.vt)"}*. • M fi ,tl MMUIK. K.>riikrr In ;ui u iriiM' ' tw I. il.i l>-;i<l.-< :i !i;viii| -if cowlings :iinl r;tni. F t i r ilm (r 111 « lynrliUw it !li- li-nuH nl I I'llNTlNTKI". The !'!!.Vi''l'K!{ -XIV. of (in- t'l'.vn yi' o.;!,-;i.loo wni 'Inrgi-ly respnnsilili- t'ur the unfortunate Tcputation ul' il> iiiiialiilaiit-. Its Bur- .rouinliii^a wei',- maliirinl. Tho village '.l.iy in » l.r. 1 .-, marsiiy district, enfircled -.in three *:•!.••< Ivy u st.".:.:ii:nit Mream. A damp, offci>iv!\ <le;)re^in:r intsrerept in Ji' i"'.".i-." (., .'.r'.-.i :i,.iv-i jis si!, lit streeis mid ili.-lrii'Uie fever ;nnl iiguc •with a gem nuis hand. 'J'1-.oonly avonno of escape, from this plague infested cul- •dti-sac waa thu trail road which led un- dm-iatin^'ly onl; of town lo tlio prairies *nd lulls boyoud. II. was therefore. with a feoliir- fif mis^iviu;' that tlid -wary traveler descended it. A similar 8<:utiiTH,'ut jiroinpted sojourners in that "liapjiy valley" to ilecor.ito trees and 'bowlurrs by I ho wayside with warning •placards and inscriptions. "S.icred to tho Memory of lJlii:ik'nPill.s"\vaa the flying testimoii}- of ono unfortunate. Perhaps it \va!i iiiconse'iiK'HCo of these '•leprcssing atmospheric conditions that ctimutating l»jvcrages wnv npjirecialeil »t Oakaloo. It would seem that an impression existed that tin- visible population varied directly in proportion to the prcsenco and availability of something to drink. "There didn't M>MU to be rnongh citizens about to justify an riitt-rprisin census clerk, "Jud;.;oNatchr-/, had rr-marked to Sheriff Mo.sely after u preliminary visit. "Has there been ;in i.-anliquake, or P.TI epidemic, (vr what?" "I reckon not," Mosely rejoined, with » humorous twinkle of the; eye, "but I'll allow, jcdgo, ye didn't give tlio boyd any to M.I out ,1 pail of old rye ;:ml a tin dipper on thet thar stump in front of tho blacksmith's shop, you'd "a 1 seen u cou- Htitooency to onct thot would V gladdened yer eyes. It's iny opinion," tho sheriff continued in easy disparagement •of hia birthplace, "thet's about the only •way nn accurate and satisfyin census of the population of Oskaloo can be took." Although tho particular stump in front 'of tho blacksmith's shop referred to by Mr. Moaely was vacant on tho morning of tho Oth of Scptombor, tho crowded •condition of the main otrect justified tho etispicion that nomo similar attraction was in tho neighborhood. Tho additional fact that tho temper of tho gathering was genial strengthened this opinion. .When it is addoA that actual hilarity and mirth prevailed in tho vicinity of a certain saloon which Mr. Buck Jerrold bad locently made his headquarters, tho situation will not adroit of farther doubt. "With tho arrival of Mr. Jerrold a hogshead of spirits VVDB immediately put on .tap at the Long Divide, tavern—a. facetious title supposed to refer to the previous inf requency of drinka Bt that well known hostelry—and immediate patronage invited. Need it bo Raid that tho response was prompt? Tho luckless citizens, living fnco to faco -with dyspepsia And a complaint popularly known no '"dum ager," rallied at the call as at the count! of n clarion. It wa.i frankly Announced by Mr. Jer- Told—albeit without tho knowledge of JHenry Bruce—that tho "flow of BOU!" thus inaugurated at Oskaloo was entirely at. the expense of tho prisoner at tho tar. It was even (suggested that this g«ntrosity wos n gratuitous tribute on fcia part to tho esteem in which he hold the inhabitants. There was a transparency about thin statement in view of tho coming trial which wai ingenuous and 'charming. Howbeit, the potency of the tribute seemed to disarm criticism. I A utrong undercurrent of sympathy ,ira* apparent in favor of tho prisoner. ilia was regarded in the light of a public {benefactor. When taw opinion began to manifest itself openly, tho district at- jtomoy made an effort for impartiality ' by attempting to impanel a jury and bold them aloof from tho spirit of philanthropy which was becoming epidemic. Ho wafl met by *»ingnlar obstacle. Folly one-half of the citizens of Oskaloovol- Vinteered their services an jurymen. At ihii unheard of proposition the legal (gentleman permitted matters to take 'their own count. i Mosely did not hesitate to contribute tiis quota to the favorable opinion. This JWM by a graphic and thrilling account of the trick performed by Bruce with the "Smith & Wewon" revolver at the (•Jan Marcus ball. 80 far from prejudicing tho popular feeling toward Bruce in jcegard to tho killing of Foraker, it gave «n impression of proficiency with the .pistol so remarkable as to amount almost to justification. It began to bo believed that it would be little short of a crime 'to deal harshly with ono BO gifted. ."Pulled thut 'barrel catch' ilick and clean, boys, and thing thora cartridges right and left PO that Lem was nowuarl" Mr. Mosely repeated, illustrating the act by practical manipulation of tho do- C " ased horao thief's weapon. An awe 11 ^T^,, t\\i> pomnanv. It was Annarant much fiTambling for first positions tlio <ii.-ori!'-i-iy crowd followed. It w.;s :'. hot day, iiiul tho liltle conrt- rcimii v.-.-is sion crowded to suffocation. Xi'Vi-rlheli.'CM in spite of the discomfort of I'm-ir surroundings a singular levity and j;ood humor possessed the audience, j Nn Kormcr wrm tho few clmird and ln'in-hi 1 .- exhausted thnnthn throng cheerfully :'vai!i'il tl'.riiiselw-i of tho floor and window sill.- i-C tin 1 ri-iurt. HIT?, packed in on every s'"-! 1 . 1 like fiiriline.i, they I'vinci.d I'm' Uvi-lii-.-t inli'ivst in tho pro- tv-'ilin^M. A fli.-i-.iisiliiui was apparent tii :;s>ist tin 1 lawyers in selecting the jury. As fitch ni.-iu's immo wius callod he was firci'ti'd with cheers and cries of '•ncoutti^fiiii'iit, a::d any reliictnitue to serve provoked a storm t>f opp oition. I':.:'!"!' I' 1 ,. ;•• circunist.'jifffi tho preliminary business of tho (rial WHS not transacted without somo delay nnd irritation on tho part of judge and lawyers. 1'y tho tiir.o tho jury was swom hia honor had worn himself out in his efforts to pri'servo order, and tho audiimco had shouted itself hoarso in nbuso and per- i-ouaKties. A feeling of exhaustion supervened. It was apparent that something must bo done. When, thcrofor?, the prisoner's counsel rose in hia place lond- drpHS the court, lio received the attention of all present. "Ymir honor," Knid Judgn Natchez, mopping !ii.i heated brow with a red i'aiul.-iiin:! handkerchief and rogiirding the flushed features of tlio justice, who nat indignant, arbitrary nnd collarless, at IlioVad of the lorn; tablo that an- ,-;\ver,'d for tho judicial bench, "before proceeding to trial I would mate- that tlio preliminaries of this carte liavo been powerful tedious, and I submit Unit tin- gravity of tho indictment necessitates th:U this court adjourn and take a drink." There was a dead sih-nco. All eyes vero fastened upon the judge, liis honor reached .silently for his hat, aud drawing it over his eyes start'.-d abruptly for the door. IIis example was followi-il. In I'Tfci^r'v t hrco i;liniili-s ;:fl<T this poi i- nb.r juMpuS'il of the j.riso::c.i''s co;ui:>ol thu courtroom was vacant. It appeared subsequently that, during tins inUrrval a hin^ular rivalry was mai>- il'i'sted be'.-.vccn Mr. Buck Jorrold and Jud-o Nr.tchez at tho bar of t.ho-Lons Divide. It waa in tiio mutter of fortifying tho jury against the eloquence of opposing counsel. The solicitude of both parties was great, nnd the rivalry keen—so keen in fact that tho "1- good men and truo" grew mellow nnd philosophic, under treatment. Seeing which, Judge Pemberton felt called upon at lust to thump loudly upon tho bar with his empty tumbler and order a peremptory return to tho courtroom. This being done, his honor laid aside his coat nnd vest, and rising to his feet addressed tho assumblai'e briefly. "It appears;"remnrked Judgo Pembor- ton vaguely, frowning darkly in evidence of th<; affront afforded his judicial dignity by recent events—"it appears that n disposition is on foot to defeat tho ends of justice by tumperiii with this yer jury. What I knows, I knows and seen myself. It he/, got to be stopped, or I'll impoeo fines hero for contempt of court thet'll bankrupt tha hull county to pay 'cm. KB to how much tho counsel in thia case, their friends r.nd tho audience gen- tr'ly feel called upon to hoist in order to grapple with the caso in hand I hev iioth- ia to say. Thet's their bizncus. But thet thar jury xa mine, and I propose to run them myself. Sheriff Mo.sely, yon will quarantine them 13 men dnrin dinner and until they reach a vavdict, I hold uincance: But hiii-e Judge Pemberton, whoao judicial conscience was now thoroughly aroused, asked the .sin-riff on which sido of the ease he was retained and callod him sternly ID order. Ike gravely descended fnnn tin: stand after assuring the jury that he was nn the same side us his honor und all lovers of law ami justice. It WMS then developed that all tho evidence in the case rested upon tho unsupported statement of Henry Brucn, who was sworn in his own defense. Ho wafl asked to givo an account of the killing, which he did in u few direct ami simple words. The sincerity of his manner, tho dignity of liis hearing and tho ijuiet manliness of Bruce in liis trying position had its weight with his judges. But there was one fact which more than anything elso compelled thu rever- enco of this Lono Star tribunal. It was this—that the man who stood before them on trial for his Hfo had been able to disarm an outlaw in the act of brandishing n Smith & Wesson C-shooter at full cock! It may bo doubted whether, tain of tho jury wero not in doubt as to whether the accuracy of this statement was not the real cause nt issue. At any I rate tho foreman permitted his features ! toreliixin cmilinir scrutiny of tlio pris- ' oner during the taking of his testimony. Nevertheless it wns with anxiety in his face nnd manner that^Ir. Buck Jerrold approached Sheriff Mosely when tho court took n recess for dinner, j "What's npV" inquired Ike, noting his I companion's expression. "I reckon tho provailin opinion is favorable, Buck," ho continued, glancing in at the open door of tho tent whero the arbiters of tho fate of Henry Bruco wen- serenely discussing their noonday meal, "Thet's jest it!" replied Mr. Jerrold. i "The opinion is favorable now, Ike, but senco you've got that jury quarantined how Ions is 't k'oin to last? You must keep 'em nt> to it! If I could only contrive *o reach 'em with this univerB.il ' pannyseer that makes'cm so charitably ] disposed, well and jjood. I know tho 1 town, ye see, and it's gin'ral seutiuientu. When, the reaction sets in, there's no holdin 'em," | The gloom of .Mr. Jcrrold's manner pravo the sheriff u senso of conviction. He became thoughtful :it once. Suddenly his eye brightened. lie drew himself up to the height of his small figure and brought his right hand down with a vigorous slap upon OKI shoulder of Buck Jerrold. It seemed that all tho nervous energy of liis nature u-as concentrated in the two words ho whispered: "Iced tea!' 1 I Closing one eye gravely upon there- ' cijiieut of liis iuforma'.iun, he returned to an apparently watchful scrutiny of tho twelve occupants of tho hoarding tent. In a surprisingly short space of time n beverage proffered under the above titlo and bearing n strong resemblance in color at least to that familiar metropolitan drink began to circulate about tho deal board and achieved instant popularity. When tho jury left tho social board it was with no perceptible lowering of mean or manner, and it was even remarked that tho easy roll affected by some of thorn was more in keeping with . the locomotion of the jolly jack tartlnvu the dilatory step which usually distinguishes the Texan. I pass over the ablo and eloquent charge delivered by Judgo Pemberton as not strictly necessary here. Enough that his honor's exposition of tho law was rnado with the assistance of certain notes and hieroglyphics, recorded with a piece of chalk on u pine shinglo during the progress of tho tri;J. Enough that ho emphasized his points by carelessly tapping the bench with tho handle of a colt's C-ohooter, which he had recently taken from his belt to servo tho purpose of the customary gavel. Enough that when ho defined tho law in accordance with a certain stato of facts he staked his legul reputation and a casual $50 on the strength of his position. Judge Pemberton did not direct a verdict, though requested so to do by both Judge Natchez and Colonel Furey, notwithstanding tho fact that this was a criminal action. It was apparent that his honor desired to bo just. It'wasonly when ho dropped tho suggestion that "frontier captains bed been givin too much lately to runnin towns in Texas" I among the thronging cituens, iU»pieiouB- ly wiping his lips with hi» rod bandanna. Judge Pemberton awoke with a prolonged snore, and grasping his 6-shooter immediately rapped for silence, unfortunately in sleepy criticism of his own nasal efforts. Staggering hurriedly to his feet, ho adjusted his glasses and frowned severely upon the serene nnd complacent "Boys," s«id his honor gravely, "hev you agreed upon your vardict?" "I reckon HO, jedg,.," replied tho foreman, with a broad grin. "How say you? Is tho prisoner guilty?" tides. "Guilty?'' returned tlio foreman with the ? an incredulous sniff— "not muchl" "How hev you round, tiieur- inquired his honor. "Waal, jedge," t ho forem-m responded familiarly, while he leaned unsteadily on the 1,-giil table and comprehended the entire assemblage in a single philanthropic smile, "ye see, it's about like this. We've sized the sitooation up and been over tho whole bizness. Here's the diseased knows how poart the prisoner is with a 8-shooter, nnd thet it's voluntary | suicide tfi go ag'in him; accordin'ly he gits billn full and allowg to lay him oat; natch'ally diseased goes under, and we finds prisoner not guilty, owin to con- trihetary negligence on the part of dis- FLOATING VEGETABLE MATTER. pro IIFT LUNG HI'S STRANGE STORY, Told to Cooiol n«d;o« *i • Warning Not to Kcold Anlinnli. This . Is the story told Dr. Edward Bedloo, consul to Amoy, by hin sam- paninau. Though It was told the doctor in pigeon English, its rendition into purer tone and classic phrase has taken from it naught of truth nor added aught of falsehood. By the Boula of the ancestors of Lung Hi, the sam- panrnan, it is a truo tale, and let no man deny it lest his tongue rot out and his entrails groan with pain. The sampanman told it as he sat on the veranda neur the doctor's feet one day after tilBn. He smoke a bit of the doctor's good Virginia bright tobacco in a pipe with a bowl no bip-per than a pea. The doctor hud thrown a stone at, a 'passing dog which had threatened u> intrude ou the porch and repelled him N»tnre'« Miahod of Dl.trlhutln, nn Oc»n Cnrrt-nti. In some part* of the world, notably in the Malay archipelago, vast quantities of vegetable matter are always : floating about on the sea. Oil tha ! Molucca islands the trees seem to dis- ! pute with the waves of the ocean for ! the possession of the noil. Not only j lire their roots nnd ofu-n portions of their trunks immersed in water, but I their branching crowns incline in the Hume direction and uro bathed by the Thus the numerous currents of Molucca Mia art charged with sea- I weeds, intermixed with flowers, fruits, ! cocoannts, nuts or other palms and : even whole trees. The amount of | driftwood thrown upon all shores is enormous. Kskimo along the Arctic coast of Alaska depend upon it wholly for wood supply. Natives of the coral islands of the Pacific get nil their btoncs for tools from the roots of drifted trees, in which the stones were found imbedded. The carrying of seeds by ocean currents is one of nature's most iotert'st- in£ methods of distributing plants through the world. Darwin, who devoted much attention to investigating j tho matter, proved that many I kinds of Keeds will bear immersion in water for one hundred days, or even more, and istill re-tain their vitality, so that when thrown ashore they are ready to .sprout Xot a few species, which will sink when preen, (lout if they have chanced to dry before falling into the r.trc-am which carries them to the ocean. For the very purpose of accomplishing thin distribution by water, nature hasinada the husks of many seeds practically waterproof. AUKMIU the familiar objects picked up on the ocean beach !iro the so-called suu-bcans. It is popularly supposed that the plants which bear these beans grow in the. water. Tho beans are fount' inenormousqiiantities on the I'loi-iiki shore and in diminishing numbers northward along tlie Atlantic coast. They are the seeds of various pod-bearing vines—climbing- plants plentiful alone the shores of tho Caribbean SKU. Kach pod, resembling an exaggerated peapnd, contains a, 8 \cmtil Menstruation; they don't know ' who to confide in to fet proper cdvlc*. Uro't confide in enyl*ody but try Bradficfd's I S;x>c: '-. ' r."AML, PROFUSE. " mailed fre«. co.. »u«nt«, e«. | •').- oa!o Fisher, FACIAL BLEMISHES LOLAMOTEZCilRtH I'lie £rr-itt Hk ur> Iluildor, will malt* __ you Hi'amifn]. , HH'L't,iMuiil llii'M.). Jur n hoi of rt and turf piiwtlur. Frn*. I'rof. MRS. NETTIE HARRISON AniericH'K huHutv Doctor, 20 CJcnr) Mrool, Sail t-Tinrlnro. aOl Kllll SI. Cllirinniitl, Ohio. «up<T(iiiou> Ilnlr pcrmmiciiUy remofM. JAPAKESB 101 «IK «as i i.-dllllii; Ii: ill-. 1 .:::, I box«* to euro any c;ita. at :n-m "ml tiro • Hin- forPllw iirholic i^-n), which t Di,ouri-, mill ofUfft . Wr.» endu'» <ml.v liny l ' :l 1'}' w G rn-»;,. CONSTIPAT'ION g""' ij - ""*• • l "'* 1 "* ll,i. itri-iii I I\ KKnr.J Ur,iKII)I'l'l<II''II':H. 1:1. \T01t nnd ,1 ;iil"i>llllt 10 u 1 «-. M LtoHi W. H. PORTKB, Dnvotlst, its Market at., to- •ansport. Ind. with harsh epithets: Liinjf Hi had I n«nibcr of seeds. The latter, falling rowed the doctor a frood ten miles ;n you imssontlly respondble for tho mental that ho wag BUppose a to betray hU own condition of the hull cal>oo<;le." i personal convictions. Rut he retrieved this false step by an appeal for justico that electrified tho courtroom. Amid a breathless silenco the jury left tho benches and repaired to tho neighboring stable to deliberate upon thoir verdict, In the littlo courtroom Judge Pemberton relaxed hia dignity. He lighted o black clay pipe, tilted hia chair back, and itaclting both his cowhide boots on a dilapidated lawbook clasped bis hands This scvi-re rchuln: c:i:,t a temporary floom over I.: 1 -' cor.i'lrijoni liiiit his honor's comiiiiciiy in tho ruccnt conviviality could not ( ju. ,>!y subdue. When r.i • •... h th» «au<»of "Tho People versus i.. .. - «"rnuaiy opened, it .ipiiuai. - ouitrurt **• tornej' would "call tho utn.ir.iua of Sac intelligent bcrch hrforo him to ono of the most cruel and blood curdling murders of modern l imts." Tho incredulity tion of the moldy ceiling. The priaonnr and his counsel conversed in low tones. A rudden nasal murmur shook the courtroom. The avenging spirit of Justice was beginning to nod.. with v.-hk-h "•» j-.u-y nxuivrd U.;j an-, bchm( j his head in dreamy contempla- nonnccmcnt was decidedly ».iscouragmg to tho people's representative. It appeared, however, that this version of tho caaorcBtcd on the attorney's unsupported statement. There were no witnenses to tho highly ingenious and tlirilling assassination of Captain Foraker which he proceeded to set forth la detail. When he attempted to offer in evidence tho testimony of tho sergeant of Foraker's men as to what Lemuel Wick- eon had told him of tho affair through the windows of tho jail, Judge Natchox, promptly objected. In the language of tho prisoner's counsel, "Whereas Lem Wickson was deceased, contrary to hi* own expectation, this fairy tale of thet thar hoss thief was no antemortetn statement," Sheriff Mosely was now sworn and testified that at the time of the affray between Foraker and tho prisoner Wickson was in closo custody and somo three miles from both parties. "Pr'aps, boys," said Ike, winking craftily at certain of his fellow townsmen j ranged on tho jury benches, "you'll let' thet pettyfoggiTi old skoe.sick.i deluun yon into tho idco that Lem lied tho right of a Mexican buzzard and could KDpt tho hull situation from thet. thar ' "QulUvf returned t-tic foreman with < incredulous sit Iff—" not much'." There was a QUICK shunung ot icet at the doorway and a harried rush for tho courtroom. The jury filed solemnly back. The nrosocutins? attorney entered hastily l tno ,,,„„„„,„!!,„,,, „„.- ~ _.. I —>ni,,i tn Amrvv.—Washington Pout. the official sampan that rlay und was philosophical. "One cannot be too careful what one does or says to an animal," observed Lung III. "It poswssus the intelligence of tho soul it contains anil may be the soul of one's griiiiilf.'ithor or somo other near relative who should j bo treated with respect" Idling- Hi drew a full breath of stnoka and craftily waited. The doctor dropped his tobacco pouch near the sanipvn- man; a teaspooufiil spilled upon tha Bpotle.ssly ck-;in floor of tho veranda. Lung Hi handed Inu-lc I ho pouch and swept the spilled [.. ,n .skillfully iuto liis pipe, relit it. and continued: "1 spca!< thus <.o the illustrious chin- chin doctor because of a wonderful thing which liappened in my own family ami which I shall never forget. My | grand far.her was n poor coolie who j worked for day wage. Uut he was am- ! bilious and uuxious to rise above hia , caste. He earned eight cents a day, ! twa cents ho spent for living- and the I other six he saved until at tho end of a ; year he had saved $20. With that he bought u. sampan and joined the guild of sampanmen. At this trade he pros- j pered, and in time bought other sam- 1 pans and hired men to row them. So i In time, my grandfather became a very ! rich man, and when he died was the , very richest man in my native village —richer than any other two men in tha place. His body was cremated and hia aslieii placed in an iirn and put on a shelf in my father's house, whero they remained many years, until after I \SM born. "I remember tho urn well. One day a careless servant in cleaning; the room knocked tho urn to tho floor and it broke, scattering my grandfather's ashes all over the room. As they were being- swept up, a tiny baby serpent wriggled out from among them, and we knew at once that it held my grandfather's soul. So we put it in a box, and fed it daily on new milk, and as it grew larger on mice and small birds, until in about a year my grandfather had become a fine large snakd six feet long and three inches thick. "About that time my mother gavo birth to a fine man child. It was a splendid baby, and the whole villaga sung its praises. My littlo brother grew fat and handsome, but in a iew months It sickened, became palo and thin, and we could not sco what wai the matter with it Finally my father went to a clairvoyant, who coswiltod tho stars and tho rocks, and said that a vampire came at night and was Bucking my little brother's life away and that ho must sit up and beat him off. "So that night my father sat in my mother's room all night long, but nothing oame; nor was there anything? the next night, but tho night following, as my father sat on the floor half awake and half asleep, h« heard • sound which filled him with terror, but he remained very quiet and opened one eye slowly. To his horror ho saw my grandfather wriggle stealthily across the floor, crawl into my mother'» bed, and fasten his mouth upon her breast. She slept soundly while tho snako drew her milk. In a few min- j utes my little brother began to whino I and rolled toward my mother. My grandfather coiled his body around my brother, and put the tip of his tail i» my little brother's mouth to suck while he drew tho sustenanco which belonged to tho child. After ho had filled his stomach he glided away. "My father had sat perfectly silent, but in the morning a family council of war was held, aud my grandfather was condemned to death. Ho was executed with an ax. his body was thrown to the pig, and his head was nailed to tha outer wall of the village temple, whero it still is." „. ThU was the truo tale of Lung Hi, Kampanman, told to Dr. Bedloo, when ripe :::to the water, are carried by the frulf htruani around the south end of Florida and up the Atlantic coast There arc three important va rieties, one reddish and flat, another more round nnd gray, and the third much bigger and of :t mahogany color. —Washington Star. THE BULLDOZING LAWYER. ISrowhetiUivjf Wltni<*K<"4 Should No Lou lie rermlticd. Just by what process the custom of berating and browbeating witnesses came lo be established among lawyers is not known, l-'resuniably it comes from the hope that by woi'kiug upon the indignation of the witness lie can bo made to lose his head, eont auiet hironftlf and KO lose the value of liis testimony. The lawyer who lirst con ceivud this plau of cross-examination was a {"-eat man and a grand originator. He doubtless won many cases i by its use. He deserves much credit i for his sharpness. Itut the thousands of cheap imitators he lias bred up in our courts are enough to blot his memory forever. Kvery crack-voiced fledgling of the law school that has his first chance at cross-examination ably takes pattern from the "powerful lawyers" he has seen in the same brutish pamo nnd nqueaks his abuse at his betters in th# witness chair, llis chief desire seems to be to make as thorough-paced an idiot of himself as possible, .ludges chuckle at him, old lawyers smile at him, witnesses call h in impertinent when they leave the stand and everyone who hears and sees him very properly despises him. Yet he grows up in tho business and expands, and his abusive propensity increases with his fees. Hut bullying does not always win. There are finer methods of discomposing a witness than that. 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