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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, , MARCH 26, ib02
80ME ODD STORIES.
INTERESTING INCIDENTS RELATED
BY ALFRED R. CALHOUN.
Ri JrM ! 11! .Hunlrr of J'lilllo Car
dine, of IMiUvlIln Tli HanicInK of I ho
Accused Startling- Tuttlninny of n llrixl
WltticM A Sulcliln h raw Year Aflxr
rOoprrlirfit, Mil, by American I'i-om As.icla
There are people, nml not old people,
cither, who etui vividly recall "tho Ctr
dine inunlor." Philip Cardlno was you n if,
lulturcd, wcnlthy mid the pot of Louis
ville's best society, lid hnd Inherited htn
fortune from his Kraml father on his moth
it's sldo, nud the only relative ho hnd Uf
Ibr iim Leonard Itopur, n cousin on hla
father's sldo, and at this tltnu a student In
the City Medical college.
Tho cousins lived together In a lino old
fashioned house on the outskirts of tho
city, tho housekeeper and servant ImjIuk all
colored (teople, Iconnrd Hopcr was poor,
but IiIh generous cousin shared with lilm hln
homo and hln hank account, and further
howed his regard by making a will In Ida
favor; but all who heard of thin act Bald
that "of con tho Mr. i'hlllp Cardtuo will
change tho will when ho gets married."
Mr. Cardlno'a coachman was a gigantic,
urly negro named Jake. Ono day tho
young master becamo Indignant at Jnkii
and knocked him down with a block of
Tho negro made no defense, but that
night when Leonard Hopcr drove homo
late and shouted for the coachman, ho got
Ho afterward swore that he entered tho
table nud found his cousin bleeding and
gasping on tho floor. A stable knife wa3
till buried in his breast, and when Leonard
drew it out and asked, "Who did this?"
tho wounded man gasped "Jake," and wan
An alarm was given, and doctors weru
summoned, but Leonard Koper, who ap
peared to be heartbroken, knew that It wavi
In a drunken condition, Jake was cap
tured that night in a negro hovel and
lodged iu jail.
The papers said there never waa n
stronger caso of circumstantial evidence.
There was the motive of revenge caused by
the chastisement inflicted that day, and
thero was the last statement of the dying
Every ono wondered nt Leonard Koper'u
kindness to tho prisoner, who stubbornly
protested hln Innocence. Even when hit
stood on tho gallows, and was given per
mission to speak, ho said:
ItE SHKIKKKD, "MUKDEIIEKt"
"As God's my jedge, I didn't kill Maiisu
Philip, but I knows do man ez did."
But no heed was paid to this. Jake wan
banged as dead as a coffin nail, and the
students at the medical college were per
mitted to take tho body away nt once for
A cart was ready and tho body was tnkeu
Into the darkened dissecting room, the
amphitheater of which was packed with
atudents nnd other medical men.
Galvanic batteries had leen prepared for
the experiment. The stalwart black form
waa stripped and laid on tho table; then
it waa rapidly bathed with warm water
.and a saturated sponge was laid under tho
bead, for tho neck was not broken, death
having been caused by strangulation.
Artificial respiration waa produced and
the current turned on gradually, while tho
.powerful frame shook and the eyelids be
gan to twitch.
A doctor bent down and listened for the
beating of the heart, while another held
the pulse and looked at the face of hla
Leonard Roper witnessed these proceed
ings with a look of horror in hla eyes, but
ixe was powerless to stay them.
Suddenly, aud to the amazement of all.
the black man sat up and glared about
him, like one suddenly roused from sleep,
till bis eyes rested on Leonard Roper.
Then he pointed to him and shrieked,
The sentence was never finished. Tho
man fell back, dead beyond the resuscita
tion of batteries this time.
Of course people will talk and speculate;
all I have to do is to state the facts aud let
others judge for themselves.
It should be said, however, that Leonard
Boper never entered that school again.
He went abroad and died a few years af
terward, it waa said by his own baud.
A Curious Case.
"The sapphire ring of Tombstone" wan
.the name of a very extraordinary jewel
that figured In the early days of Arizona,
.and that does not mean so very long since.
It was said to have been taken from tho
eevered hand of a woman who had been
murdered and dismembered by the Apa
ches, who captured the stagecoach in
which she was a passenger.
Out the origin of the ring apart, tin
.gamblers, and there were many of them iu
'the territory at that time, held tho ring In
high repute, for they firmly believed that
ino man could be killed so long as tho jewel
was Iu his possession, aud consequently It
-was valued at a price far beyond its In
At the tlmo of which I write the rln
was In the possession of "Colonel" La
grange, n successful gambler, a desperado
with many murders to his credit, and tin
general reputation of being "a bad man to
Colonel Lagrange (the title was assumed
and perhaps tho rest of the name) appnari
to have taken a positive dislike ton mild
mannered young mining engineer from
Maryland named Rufus Johnson.
There was no. law ngalust-gambllngnl'
that time In Arizona, and It may be said'
with truth there was no law or any kind
in Tombstone. The best citizens visited
the "Ruby saloon," Colonel Lagrange'.!
headquarters, and not a few of them took
a hnnd at poker, young Rufus Johnson
Well, one night, when there were two
others nud myself at the table, the colontl
ancerlngly bantered Johuvm to play, and
tho young man stroked his little mustache,
mlled and sat quietly down,
A few hands were played for small stakiw.
It was Hufe Johnson's deal, and tlio col
onel havlngthu"auo" placed llfteeu double
Mgles on tho table liefora ho gotucanl,
and the other two g'it scared and dnppel
out, but Hufu covered tho ante and looked
at his cards.
"I'll liet live hundred on this hand," Raid
"I mm) you, and go you Ave hundred Inst
tcr," replied Itufe, nnd he piled up the
money from a leather haversack slung
from his shoulder.
The colonel asked for two cards, Indicat
ing that ho had three of a kind. Itufu dealt
the cards; then, to the surprise of every
one, he threw his original hand Into the
"dead wood" and took live fresh cards.
Among tho cards rejected was an ace,
and by ono of those strange streaks of luck
that Is sometimes met with In gambling,
ho secured four queens and a king a hand
which, under tho circumstances, It was alt
solutely Impossible to lcnt; but there was
nothing iu thoyounger man's faco or man
ner to Indicate his good luck and the im
pregnability of his position.
The piles of gold rose about the table,
the two men betting till they had ex
hausted not only their own funds, but all
they could lorrow from their friends.
At leugth tho board groaned under the
weight of nearly 103,000.
"I see you and will call it you accept thU
aa wortli WOO," said tho colonel, and with
a trembling hand ho pulled off tho ring
and laid It on the table.
"I accept tho ring at your own valua
tion," replied Hufus Johnson.
Tho crowd gathered around to see the
cards displayed. Tho colonel held three
kings and two tens, an Invincible hand
under ordinary circumstances, but he waa
With an oath ho leaped from Ida chatr
and drew his pistol, but before he could
tiro his opponent's friends wrested it from
He staggered back, plucked a thin steel
atlletto from the right hand inner side of
bis coat, flung back the lapel of tho left
aide, and, with his oyes fastened on the
sapphire ring, ho pluuged the blade Into
hla own heart.
I don't know what became of the ring,
but I do know that that waa Rufus John
son's last game of cards
"Horn Used to Running,"
Major C , a Union veteran, who bad
the misfortune to lose a leg In tho war.
tells the following:
The year after the war I was living in
Philadelphia, and being single nnd lovlnn
freedom I fixed myself up bachelor quar
ters, where friends and old comrades could
drop in on me at any hour of the evening
for a smoke and a chat.
Tho artificial leg I was wearing had been
made for me bya Philadelphia maker, and
as I was young ami actlvo I determined to
walk with all the enso aud grace It was
posslblo to get out of the appliance, and 1
succeeded in a way that surprised all who
One damp evening, as I sat In my quar
ters reading aud smoking, I heard the
pounding on the stairs that assured me i
man with a peg leg, and a heavy one at
that, was coming up the stairs.
A few minutes of very audible climbing,
and an emphatlo rap on tho door was
beard. In response to my "Come iu," the
door opened, and a man of middle age,
slender and of medium height, nud with a
tnustacho nnd long goatee adorning his
strong, leau face, stood leforo me.
"Are you Major C r" ho naked.
"That Is my name," I replied, and I ad
Tnnced with extended hand.
"My name Is Ewell," he said, as he sat
down. "I live near Nashville. Your peo
plo knocked olf my leg in the war, and 1
am on here to get a lietter substitute than
that I am wearing. I heard that you got
along very well, so I have called to get
your opinion of the half dozen patent legs
now on the market."
My visitor was General Ewell, who
throughout tho war had been ono of the
ablest and most trusted of Leo's lieuten
ants, and tho commander of the Confeder
ate left at Gettysburg.
I ordered iu refreshments, but for an old
soldier I found General Ewell n most ab
He was stopping at the Continental
hotel near by, and tho following morning I
called with a carringo and took him to all
the legiiiakers, hub at his request did not
mention his unmo to any of them.
At length he decided to get a leg of the
same pattern I wore, and as he staid in the
city for the two weeks it took to finish it,
I bad a good opportunity to show many
acts of courtesy to my distinguished Con
The leg was a success, and being a wiry,
light mail, ho walked wonderfully well as
soon as he got it ou.
"Now, major," he said to me, tho morn
ing before his departure for home, "I can't
repay your kindness till you come down to
see me, but I want you to dine with me to
night, and after that we'll tako In the
After dinner we walked up Walnut
street to tho opera bouse, and tho general,
who was iu excellent spirits, called out:
"I'll race you to the next corner!"
"Goodl" I replied, aud away we started.
It was neck and ueck for fifty yards;
then I put on a grand burst of speed and
left him away to the rear.
Seeing the hopelessness of his case, he
came to a sudden halt, and shouted out
to my Intense amusement:
"Hold on there, C . You d d Yan
kees are more used to running than we
are!" ALFltKD R. Calhoun.
Character In the Coat.
The man who wears a slope shoul
dered coat when the resources of the sar
torial! profession are at his command, and
who Is not driven by necessity Into any
garments that fate may happen to send,
Is neter a vigorous, masculine creature.
Ho may be large and strong, he may even
be nu athlete, but the manly habit of
mind is never his. Of course, he will sel
dom Iw found brutal or pugnacious, and
he may often have a most delicate and re
fined taste In matter. of art; his manners
may lie the perfection of punctilious cour
tesy; but ho will never put down a muti
ny, or save any one from drowning, or
rescue mnldens or Infants from burning
buildings. Kate Field's Washington.
A Joyful Occasion.
All Halloween, the evenluu before .Ml
Hallowmas or All Saints' Day, Is a festival
that was established by the ltoiuau Oath,
olio church ues ago. The Protestant
Episcopal and'the Lutheran churches iilso
observe All Snltits' Day, which falls oa
Nov. I, but the young folks observe Hal
loween. This is due to the odd ways th
children of old hod of celebrating- the fa
llval.-New York Herald.
Continued from First Pago,
ends resorts to treachery, and forms a com
pact with th leaders of the "bears" to ruin
his father. Ho also accuses his brother of
In'trayliig a girl whom ho himself has led
fltray, ami tho brother rests guilty because
tho real culprit has a devoted wife. In tho
nlxenco of VanAlstyne, sr tho son raids the
Henrietta stock and tilings about n panic, Ins
tho inldt of which tho fnthor returns, but It
U too Into for him to stem tho title an I ho
haves his otlleo a mined man, but not until
ln has learned tho parlldy of hi son. Tho
Otitic, however, Is suddenly turned through
tho efforts of nu old clerk and tho money of
tho youngest of tho VanAUtyuo family,
Hertle, the character played by Mr, Robsou,
and all ends happily,
ATTIIK KUNKI5 AI'llll. 'JO.
If straws show which way tho wind blows,
It Is safe to say that ou Wcdnuolay evening,
April IX), even standing room In Kunke's
osrn house will bo more desirable thnll tho
best seats Inn crowded street car. On tho
above mentioned date Mr. Williams nnd his
classes will makotlielr 111 st bow to tho pub
lic. Th it the entertainment will be Interest
ing, laughable and lustrui'tlvo Is lieyond
question. It any ono has any doubts about
It ha has only to witness some of the exor
cises that are conducted evjiy evening ex
cept Thursday Iu their presout quarters.
NOTKH AND PKHHOXAI-H.
II. G rattan Donnelly Is writing a play for
Henry Leo Is soon to appear as Aaron Ilurr
In a drama by that name.
Rleauor Harry will bo McKeo Rankin's
lending lady next season.
I (The W. F. Illando Stock Company has
been received with favor In Kansas City.
Miss Elslo Do Wolfe sails for EnroiH)
April 10th, whore she wilt spend tho summer,
Ariel Harney Is In Iondou trying to got
Hrnndon Thomas aud WeedonUroMinltu for ,
Alexandor Balvinl Is soon to produce n
dramatlo verrlon of "Cavallerla Rustlcana "
Mr. George Ober has mndo a pronounced
hit as The Oldest Inhabitant in Hoyt's new
est play, " Tho Temperance Town."
"Gossip," tho latest edition to Rhea's
reicrtory was ictd twonty years ago under
the title of "The Woman Who Talks."
Will McConnell says that comedians Crane,
Fiancis Wllion and Sol Smith Russell are
I he great eudthrlf to of tho profession.
Alan Dale's coming novel is all aliout tho
theatrical profession. Tho heroine is a
cnorus girl nnd tho hero n dramatic critic.
Major Charles E. Rico of "McCarthy's
Mishaps" li In New -York.' He Is one of. the
lucky ones this season, having bo far cleared
Next week Nellie McHenry begins a run at
the Bijou Theatre In Now York with her
new aud successful play "A Night at the
Paul M. Potter; has sold a new play called
"Tho American Minister" to Comedian
Crane, who will produce it at the Star Thea
tre, April 4th
At last I A well-known manager has or
dered a play to be written around Will A.
McConnell, the Chicago humorist, ami ho
ill star Iu it next season.
A Miss Lucille Loring of Now York has
made a new dramatization of "Ostler Joe."
which Is to bo presented with a competent
couqiany sometime next month.
A novelty of tho coming summer season
will be bicycle companies running over the
union and playing a farce comedy each night
Iu the smaller towns near summer resorts.
Hoyt's newest play, "The Temperance
Town," lias made a great hit in Buffalo,
Cant and hyocrisy is dealt a blow, but at
the muiio tlmo tho play Is as full of fuu as
nro nil of Mr. Hoyt's pieces.
J. U. Polk, once a star, has fallen out of
tho theatrical firmament aud is digging gold
In northern California. Not a single mana
gerial telescope has however Ikhmi turned bis
way. Alas I how soon we are forgotten.
When the Vokes company comes to New
York there will be lots of fun as two suits
nro to bo brought against the fair Rosina
herself, nnd three against Felix Morris, who
is also to bo arrested for assault and battery
by pretty Grace Filkens.
Howell Osborn has returned to America
In quest of Fay Templeton who, gossip
abroad says, left him with that ricli young
ruffian, Abingdon liatrd. Mr. Balrd is the
man who Is said to have put a mansard roof
on Langtry and presented her with a pair of
pretty blue eyes.
"Sin bad" departed from its native city In a
blaze of glory Monday by Bpeclal train. It
will make a short tour of the west, visiting
Kansas City, Lincoln, St. faul, Minneapo
lis, and other cities, aud will early In May
glvo its final performances at the Grand
opera house in St. Louis, Its Lincoln date
Is for next Thursday.
The oldest Roman poster has just been
acquired by the British Museum. It is a
thin slab of stone three feet long. In tho up
ier corners ore holes for cords so it might be
hung up outside the theatre and it bears this
inscription In Latin: ''Circus full. Immense
applause. Doors shut" It Is evidently an
S. R. O. sign and the noble old Roman man
ager knew his business.
Hardware and Furniture
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Ladids and Children
Cnnuniml enjoy tho
TiihoKKnni rs, WiiTlshrs
Funny Poodle Doit,
I title Old Man of the Hen.
American Extravaganza Co
Or The Maid of Balsora
IImvIiI Hatiilitrsiin, Manager.
DON'T HISS HEARING
"What tho Wild Waves are
"Tho Mottle Man."
"Haven't (lot It Now,"
"Iu it Minnie,"
"Truo as Hteel,"
'Tho Hiattio Clog,"
"Great lllg llluit,"
"Parody on Maggie Mur
DON'T MISS SEEING
The Winter Ballot.
Tho Procession of Nations
Tho Pas dos deux by
Hoschoatul I roller
Dunce Uharactcrlsmie by
Seats oi Sale Saturday March 26th
at 0 o'clock.
Four How In Dress (Jlrolo 3.00
All bnlnuco liwor Floor l.nn
Four Hows In 1st llalcony.., i.aa
Two Hows .'I.oo
Hack of that 7A
nailery., i no
I.owcr lloxos, for i ieople 10.00
J.l Tier Boxf 8,4 iiooplo MOO
Heats In Upper floxes each l.fio
Tho Chicago, Milwaukee & Ht. Paul Ry.
Is the only line running solid vestlbuled,
electric lighted anil steam heated trains, be
tween tho Missouri river and Chicago, con
lsting of new palace sleeping cars, elegant
free reclining chair cars, luxurious coaches
and the finest dining cars iu the world.
Tho berth reading lamp Iu its palace sleep
ers ii patented and cannot be used by any
other railway company. It is the groat im
provement of the age. Try it and be con
vinced. Close connection in Union I)eot at Oma
ha with all trains to and from tho west. For
further information apply to your ticket
agent or F. A. Nahii, General Agent,
W. B. Howkll, Traveling F't and Fass'r
Ag't.. 1601 Fariiam St., Omaha, Neb. 3-1-tf
Next Monday we commence to sell news,
magazines, and a full line of periodicals be
sides all the lateft fiction, In pajier and cloth
covers by the most prominent authors.
Weasel-Stevens Printing Co. 11M Nst.
Baron H. Is tho most methodical of men
Yesterday he was questioning n new serv
ant before finally engngln- him.
"Where wero you born?"
"At Saint-Cyprlen du Var."
"In what yearf "
"At what age V Texas Sifting.
One hundred finest engraved calling cards
ml plate only 2.50 at Weuel Printing Co.,
11S1 N street.
Crancer & Co, for pianos.
For first class Toiisoriat work, see Woster-field.
We will make special
prices on Baby Car
riages for next 10 days
to make room for other
goods. Call early. We
have 50 to select from.
Wc nro showing the most complete line of fashionable
Dress Goods, Silks and Grenadines.
Bedford Cords In All Shades.
Orepons in All Evening Shades.
French Sublines in all Shades.
Paris Hobos and Novelties in beautiful combinations.
These styles and colorings are of the latest Paris creations
consisting of Sedan Cloths, Vigogne Cords, Fancy Bedford
Cords, Jncqunrcl Arinures, Crepons Royal, etc.
CHANGEABLE SILKS ARE THE LATEST '
and we are showing a Beautiful line in m; cable Gros
Grain Silk, Changeable India Silk.
Silk Grenedines ,-.,'
and All Wool hallies in
1023 O STEBET.
ASK YOUR GROCER for a package of
This cereal food
is carefully pre
pared from Se-
ected Grain, and
makes a delicious
Take no other
fJ fisir wl
"sa3fcJ iBBBlBlBia' lW 1
LAMES' DOI&OLA SHOE.
PATENT LEATHER TIPS.
1 892 --SPRING-:-1892
Next week our new line of beautiful effects in
Will he open for jour Inspection nnd we Invite every lady In
Lincoln to call and sec the goods
NO FANCY PRICES
But the same low figures will prevail as docs In all our other departments.
"Come and see for yourself.
Great Cheap Store
ishing-, la une
qualled aa a boat
and muscle maker
and Is therefora
It is delicious.
Mr. C'sl Thompson, the gontloinnnly assistant Hunt,
oftelcurnphortiio II. M., wasout hunting the other
day and saw a lino woodpecker on a tree, and Just as lie
rnfwd Ids gun to shoot It rapped on the tree In truo tela.
grnphla characters, 'H-T-O'i'r Cal lowered his gun Iu
astonishment, and (ho bird began to rupnmln, and with
the precision of iih old operator. ItloUl him not to spend
his time trumping through the woods In search of pleas,
tire, hut go direct loth Interior D;coratlvo Co's. store
ituu leave order for decorating his home In their fault
less manner, and Cal, who always heeds good' advice,-'
dlil as ho win hid, and now he ha one or the most beauti
ful homes Iu Lincoln,
The Interior Decorative Co.
1338 O STREET
D. E. and E E.
lan 0 Street
1118 to 1124 N Stieet.