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THEOMAHA DAILY BEE : 'SUNDAY DECEMBER 20 , 18Sa---TWELYE PAGES *
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4WEDDING'S ' BASE IN RHYME
The EacLclor Poet's Wail Over Waited
V/enlth in Marriage Gifts.
THE GIBSON-PITTS NUPTIALS.
i Chrl lmaH Kcstlvlilcs I'nnh Social
I.vents to the Wall A Hcvlvnl
to Follow Next Weclt
Society Hvctttn.
PrcMonsi" ,
I doprecnto and Imprecate tlm folly
jivlni ; weddimt presents nil Ihc while.
lnM haienuscd a settled molnneholy
rio brood where once tlivio was a pleasing
piulle ; "
Jty fi lends , It seems , arc ever getting mar
ried ,
Their weddings to my dollars Tow give
win K.I ,
My vacant purse too long thclonil hai rarrled
t Of buying tor llicin prclty , solrs.s things.
1'vn listened to tlm pronchei's bland palaver
\VlilIo inniryimt anmlduii young nnd fair ,
Anil icidly.c'.l It cost a silvoi salver
For mo to pose nn honored usher tltnrc.
1'vo listened wlillo the i > ii'iUilflt was plavlng
At .Mendelssohn's nmlYngnui'n matching
tunes ,
IJollectlnj ? for thoconceit 1 was paying
An oven dozen solid silver spoons.
For each of those connubial disasters ,
Kor every pair of jonne united lives ,
I'm taxed for ulniiues and .soup tureens and
y eastern ,
With puddlng-dihhcH , pickle forks and
knlvc.s.
I've given pnlutlimsbonks niid opom classes.
And punch-howls , caskets , jewelry and
faun.
Thn sloro of wealth mv sordid toll amaws
In tlinii ahvay.s becomes my lellow man's.
lint dually I've fully tnndo my mind up
To never more bestow a wcildim ; girt.
My nhllanlhrotilcvny.s I tlilnk I'llindiip
And BO In for misanthropy nnd thrill ,
A hack for lur too long 1'vu tarried
To ever now net even , I'm afraid :
And twenty times at least I iim-aho mauled
Toget as many picsoiit.s as I'vu made.
Prominent '
i principal event of last week was
ago of Miss Ida Gibson and Orange
S , Pitta which occurred Monday evening
nt the home of Ihe bride's parents , 1111
California street. The bride is a great
favorite socially and musically , and Ihe
reception which followed was largely at
tended. The bride were a handsome
cream silk , and the bridesmaid , Miss
Helen Copeland , wore pale blue. At ) )
o'clock the Union Pacilie , band led by
Prof. F. lUiyne , serenaded outside.
Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. K.
L. Armstrong. Mr. and Mrs. George
Armstrong and daughter. Mr. and Misses
Samuel liowcll and family , Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Mount , tlio Misses Trulaml , Mr.
and Mrs. C. Nevis , Mrs. Cody , Mr. and
Mrs. Lane. Mr. ami Mrs. Edwin Davis
nnd son , lir. Lane and sister , Mr. aud
Mrs , Mitchell Fleming and daughter , Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Cheney. Mr. and Airs.
Moldrum nnd family , Mr. and Mrs.
Hrinrdy , Mrs. O'Connor.Mrs. Julia Loon ,
Marshal Cummings , Mrs. and Miss Cum-
ings , llio lion , David Kiiox , Mrs. Hnidy
nnd son , the Messrs. Host , Mrs.
Mary Fro.nxer and sons , T. F. Hren-
nan , lira. Hagarty , of Aurora ,
the Misses Knima , Lulu , Carrie and Alice
llowoll , Mrs. Corrigan , O.F. Davis , Sam
uel Fanisworth mid sister , Mr. Htissoy ,
> 'T nnd S. J. llowoll , Mrs. Keith , Mrs ,
' -onnolly , Mrs. Carter , Mrs. Lewis , Miss
' "Iflnrks , "Miss Julia Leon , David O'Con
nor.
Among : the many handsome presents
were a jewel ease from Mrs. Viekenbtirg ;
wino sot , J. L. and E. J. Ves. ; elegant
lamp. Airs. J. Wilson ; sachet-bag , Mr.
and Mrs. llornor ; lisli sol , Mr. and Mrs
.7. O'Hoyle ; loilot sot in plush box ; Geo.
U.Slmnd ; silver nut cracks , Mr. S. Good
rich : crumb tray and brush , Emma llow
ell ; gold anchor , K. E. Ilowcll ; silver
fruil knirca. N. and P. Fren/.er ; fauoy
dress apron , Miss Kale Fleming ; fancy
fc'ofu cushion , Miss Leon and Mrs. Hag
arty ; "Tho Wedded Life , " the Hev.C.U' ' .
Savage ; half dozen fruit plates , Mrs. T.
Moldrum ; extension table , Mr. and Mrs.
I1 ! . L. Armstrong ; horseshoe rack , D. 13.
Iliimo ; toiltit set. Mrs. C. Nevis ; silver
knives and forks , Mrs.Georgo Armstrong
and Misn K. Armstrong ; ink box. un
known friend ; fruit stand , Foeney &
Connolly : glass sauce dishes. Mr. and
Mrs. K. L. Armstrong : fruit and sauce
dishes , lir. nnd Mrs. Mitchell Fleming ;
silver water set , Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Davis , Mr. and Mrs. E. Lane , Dr.
and Mrs. Lane ; jewel cano , Mr.
and Mrs. T. Cimimings and daughter ,
odor and jewel case , Mrs. Hosetta Farnsworth -
worth ; case of spoons , N. and P. Fron/er ;
1'oo's works , Mrs. J. W. Ilowell ; silver
caslor , Mrs. E. H. Carter and Mrs. .1. E.
Keith ; cake dish , toothpick holder , cream
irilchor , no name ; pieulo boat , S. II.
Fanisworth : teapot , tea tray and oako
dish , Mrs , Cady ; card box , Miss Nellie
Lewis ; fruit dish , Miss Cora Hutlnr ; sotof
vases , Mrs , J. Marks ; linen table cloth ,
Sister Cornelia ; toilet set , E. J. Hussey.
vuses , Mrs. Corrigan ; "Familiar Hlrd.s , "
Ilolun Copeland ; silver fruit dish , Mary
Poll is ; water sot. Mrs. Cha-s. Cheney ;
largo painting , Mr. and Mrs. W. il.
Mount and thii Misses Truland ; fancy
fans , Miss Hrady ; mahogany parlor
stand , T. F. Hrcnnan ; tidy , IMiss Hello
Mold rum ; plush patent rocker. Mr , and
, Hriariv ; plush rocker , Minnie and
nio Nichol ; bamboo rocker , Mr. and
' F. W. Honnevier and daughter ;
tealskin muff , Martin Gibson , brother of
II the bride ; general furnishing of a house ,
father and mother of the brido.
Society in Oinalm.
Society events have given way to
Christmas festivities , and the lull has
been almost unbroken during the past
wee I ; . People have been better entertained
wilh the pleasant excitement incident to
this most joy giving season , and have in
dulged tliumbolvi's in the luxury of giv
ing pleasure to others , Christmas is an
event In which young and old are equally
interested , and it would be hard to deoido
which derive the keenest satisfaction ,
tliu young folks with their exuberance of
animal spirits and exhilarating anlioina-
lions of what may bo in store for them
or their more suronu and contemplative
ciders.
Is'it week thorn will bo a resume of
social gazettes , and a number of brilliant
parties am on the tapis. The question
that sometimes vexes society is how to
vary iu tedium occasionally. An oat-torn
hostess who is renowned for her ingenuity
in such matters lately gave a serum of
parties which , for many days afterward
formed u ihcmo of gossip among hur
friend i.
Tcuturo was a progre ivo
f party i > t which instead of the
score cr.rds , a tiny slate with
"Spongo uttaolu'd was used to kocp track
of the game. At the supper , which was
an important item in the entertainment ,
the plate curd * boron toothpick umbrella ,
and the quotation " 1 bring you a tooth
pick now from the fanhoet inch of Asia. "
A few day * jiftor , this enterprising
hostess < rr ? . "paper lunch" and sot
about to transform her artistic homu into
a region of tisnuo paper. The ctVeot was
bright tinti pretty beyond anything ,
The walla und ceilings were filing with
they dolioatt fahrio and tis > uo flowers
wev < r placed everywhere. Kven the table
was laid with paper K.IH ! the salads'woro '
served la papff dishes. The Ublo were
waited on by two pretty little 'girls
dressed ! the daintiest of tissue paper
costumei. The ladles worn guy. bonnets
of tissnt , aud .curried hoino to tuolr
Jiusbaud * A souvenir basket croouultMi
from atripjj of tissuo-and filled" with cou-
A cpcl.ro pnrt.v that followed
was much on tlio same stylo. The wore
cards were bangtail all around with the
counter * . The nest nnd last was n
"thimble party. " This was merely an
old fashioned tea , whore the ladies
brought their sewing with them. The
menu cards bore cunning little thimbles ,
an appropriate idea that hasn't found its
way out hero thus far.
St. rittiarlnn'N ! Academy.
The pupiN of St. Catharine's academy
gave a inii'iral and dramatic entertain
ment Tlmr.Mlfiy , which spoke v/ell for
their capabilities nnd reflected great
credit on their training. JX'o trouble was
spared in making the stairo setting and
costumes appropriate. The scenery was
kindly furnished by Mr. Itoyd , and the
costumes were as elaborate as tastc and
skill could devise. The programme
opened with tipianoduo."CetMlia"by the
Miscs Crelghlon and Van Camp. Miss
Agnes Murphy then delivered an ad-
dr ' .i.5 , which was followed by 'a snug ,
"Tho Angel , " bv the singing class. The
drama of "Marie , or the Mrnvo Girl , ' 'was
then given , The dramatis persona ? were
us follows : Kmprcss .Josephine , Mis
N. Murphy ; llorti'iifo , .Josephine's
daughter , Miis Stella St. 1-elix ; ladies In
walling , Mllo. Hlise , Miss C , Creighton ;
Mile. Matildo , Miss L Miller ; Mllo. Do
Sainville , C. Ililov ; Marie , Miss Fannie
MeGavook ; Madame Lajolals. Miss Clara
Van Camp ; prison-keeper. Miss A. Mul-
hall ; Stiletto , Miss M iNtcShaiic ; peasant
fMiilly , Dame Hrilllot. Miss ( Jai 1 Fisher ;
Mani'tte lirillol , Mis ? M. McGuvock ;
Martha Ilnllot , Mi s S. Hhaue.
STf.M ! I INTI.niOl ! OFACOTTAdL' .
Piiet ( iratid ( lalop .
. Misses MoShane and A. Lowry
Song Summer llliil.s.
M'i'.sr. u i'ii : o.v srusn.
Song Sounds liom the Sea .
. Singing Class
Dni't Miirl ni : .
. M'su'.s ' K. Creighton and Van Camp
srr.Ni : u iAt.A < i : OAKDIIN ,
Solig lloiiu lor Ilcltor Days.
Solo Carnival do Venice.
HCIM : : iv TIIP.OM : 1:0011. :
Song The Aiitfelus Hell .
. Singing Class
Duct MIIHIC Among llio Vines .
. MU os K. Crelghton and M. MeShane
sriixt : v ArAUTiir.ynoTTiiK I'litNcusa.
Trio -illde ( .
. . .MlSbes Cioighton , ( irace and ( Jail Fisher
SrT.NH VI I'KI-iO.V.
1'oem Under the Shadows.
bone The Lltllo IJiid .
. .Mlssi-s Jj. I > alloyK.MniiganK. Mc(5avock (
Poem A Child's Inquiry.
Hong Clirihtmas Uu-etlng. ,
.School lOntcrtnininont.
A very pleasing entertainment was
given at the high school , Thursday , by
Mrs. Tipton's and Miss JJldor's ' vlusfeo" ,
The exercises were as follows :
I'AItT I.
Piano dtii't . Jllsses Flora and Delia Adler
Welcome . Allan Falconer
In School Dnys . Jacob Koscntcnn
Select Iteading . Jl. Walker
Itaiufnol . By Mrs. Tlpton's sclmol
Music . Maltio Poliick
Qnotntlons . 13y Miss Killer's school
The 1'umpkln . llenrv Allen
Kssny llap ) > cnliiLrs of ' & 0 . F. Solmeider
The Wlteh'.s ' Daughter .
. Henry Clarke anil Mark Polack
Song . Hi ot tier's Kow
Duet . Secret Love
1'A.UT II.
Dialogue . The Ts'ew Venr
( 'liristmns ( 'nnncn . Liz/.Ie Mitchell
The Three Hells . llanmdi Trost'or '
I'ortlfoynl . Mattlo Polack
I ii-As-M uch . Mary Pa rker
llammur Sonir . School
.Story of Maud Midler . Alice Cady
Quotations . Mrs. Tlpton's School
Hioirar > li vWh It tier . Harold Copnlnnd
Harhara Friotchlu . l.uhi Dolan
Skipper Ii cson's Itlilo. . .I'.inma llaughawout
ClitUtmas Caiol.
A ClilIdron'H Gorinnn.
A childrcn'i ) gorman was given
Wednesday evening by Miss Flora Web
ster , Miss Altny being in charge. The
favors were unique aud pleased tlm
young folks greatly. Those present were
llenrv Clark , Alice Andresou , Hay Hob-
bio , h. Iluntoon , Nat Shelton , M. lirown ,
Della Steen , U. Van Knran , Kiniur Ne
ville , 3L Taylor , Howard Tilden , S. Col-
wetzer , Georjfo Purvis , L. llobbie , M.
Colpotxor , G. Crounsc , Guy Henry , M.
Crounso.Vill Henry , K. Troxoll , Cliarles
Wilbur , II. Hayes. M. Clark. ( ) . Moore ,
Hess Towle , S. liarnger. \ \ ill Hums ,
15. Towlo , Ralph Council , F. Bums , .
Carl Connell , T. Test , Harry Slovens , L
Sauires. Fred Lake , L. MoorosM. ; Ken-
nard , F. Webster , George Dandy , M.
Dandy. George Pntchett , K. Prilchott ,
Asa Shiverick , 11. Shiverick , Joe Itnrkur.
Int'orinitl Curd 1'arty.
Mrs. Kitchen had an informal evening
Monday. The guests were invited to 0
o'clock tea which was followed with
cards. Those present were D , ' . and Mrs.
Jones , Mr. nnd Mrs. Garrabrant , Mr. and
Mrs. McCord , Mr. and Mrs , Tower , Mr.
and Mrs. Paxlon. Mr. aud Mrs. Fitch
and MUs Fitch , Mr. and Mrs. Shivoriek ,
Dr. and Mrs. Leo. Dr. and Miss Mo-
I'arlin , Colonel ana Mrs. blanton , and
Miss Stanton , of Salt Lake , Messrs'
Grossman , Mnlford and Taylor ,
A Kosnlmil Garden or I'reily OII-H ) ,
Very few companies can boast of sueh
a rosebud garden of pretty girls as are in
Mr. Mansliold's company. Without an
exception they are vivacious , young and
pretty , and come of good families. Miss
Klllo Gcrmon made quite a reputation at
Wallaok's theatre , Now Vork , where for
a long time she has been connected.
This is her first season on the road. Miss
Kmina Sheridan is the charming
daughter of the well known General
George Sheridan , once auditor of Vir
ginia , aud who is renowned for his
eluvoriiess and wit , which is largely per
petuated in his daughter. Miss Sheridan
was born at Painesville , Ohio , but while
vet young removed with her parents to
Now York , where -ho was educated ,
graduating at the normal college. Shu
made her debut two years ago. Lust
season she playtsd second to Kato C'lax-
ton. She is about twenty-one years old
and is quite handsome. Miss Beatrice
Cameron is the daughter of a physician
at Troy , N. V. , where &ho was born and
raised. Her family , who are quite
wealthy and well known , were very much
opposed to her adopting the stage as u
profession even yet some of them reliiso
to recogni/.o her. Mias Cameron is infat
uated with the stugi , nnd protests that
she will slick to it , regardless of all. Her
dnbiit was made two years ago as Mary
in liio dramatization of IlugTi ( 'on way's
novel , "Called Back. " Miss Kmor nii ,
who made her aproaraneo recently in
Chicago to a part written and interpo
lated into the text of "i'rinco Karl , " by
Mr. Manslield , is Iho daughter of General
Walker , an confederate ollieer , who
was once the imrtnur ot Maekay , the bon -
n a n.a king. She is the niece of the late
Goveinor Gilbert Walker of Virginia.
Miss Kmerson is a nrutty brunette , with
Hashing eyes. Being tall and itatolv ,
and having a good education , she will
doubtless adorn the profession she has
chosen.
An
Miss Shafer is doing oomo excellent
landfesapo work.
Mins Balbach has put n Hook of bints on
wine satin with pretty offcct.
Mrs. Higglnson has turned out consid
erable dolioato work on bolting.
Miss Mamlo Joslln has completed n
ditlicult tiguro-pieco of a street child.
John Mulrany , a famous artist of
Now York , is ( spcnd'niy u few days in the
city.
, Mis.s Williams is painting an KJual
female hoail iu KlizabUtbsii rnft' on u
largo plaatio.
Micq I o y.o reofntly obtained a .pretty
result by painting u study of water lilies-
in u tdiOwor of rain drops.
Collins &Shuiuz hayo put some fmft
. .
work on n porlrnlt of Mrs. J. II. Millard ,
Another strikingly life-llkt head is that of
Mr. Chase.
Miss Haydfiii has made n .Inftntity of
artistic trifles for Xma * . One w : * ?
liamlkercliief box of white velvet beauti
fully painted with panslcs.
Mrs. Williams has on exhibition at
Milton Rogers n handsome lire screen of
white satin with a knight and lady in the
coslume of the seventeenth century.
Miss Hcrtlia Van Camp , a young artist
of thirteen years , has completed a large
snow scene that is as line In detail as
anything that older artists have accom
plished ,
Mrs. Mtimaugh has been engaged up to
the last moment in the manufacture of
banners of bolting richly mounted over
satin , and other dainty trillcs that have
taken the place of Chrlslmas cards.
Small nnd Karly.
Mrs. S. T. Smith gave a card party
Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Kitchen entortalned at dinner
yesterday General nud Mrs. Crook and
Mrs.
Mrs.Mrs.
Mrs. Wnkelicld hnd a Christmas tree
party yesterday from 5 to 7 , entertain-
tug about fifty children.
Mrs. Dave Miller had an early Christmas -
mas celebration yesterday at IHT homo ,
( HI North Twentieth street. The tree
was unloaded at 5 a. m , nnd the guests
sat down afterward to a substantial
break fast.
Dr. niitl Mrs. Van Camn entertained .1
number of their friends in their usual
whole-souled manner Christmas night.
There was a gorgeously decked tree in
the parlor and many handsome remem
brances circulated. Among those pres
ent were Mr , and Mrs. J. M. IMdy , Miss
Bennett and Mr. Fields , of St. Louis ; Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Van Camp , Mr. and
Mrs. Dave Miller , Hamilton Van Camp ,
Jessie and Lee Van Camp , Lulu ami
Pave Miller , jr. , Sam Miller , George
Giacomini , 10 , E. Limlop , Mr. llulohin-
son and MKs Klvio Curry , of Sehuyler.
Urovitlcs.
Miss Cooper is visiling in Chicago.
Miss Kount/.c is home for the holidays.
Mrs. D. H. Wheeler , jr. , is visiting in
Lincoln.
Colonel Stanton left last evening for
Salt Lake.
_ Arthur Guiou is homo from the Peeks-
kill academy.
Mrs. Furguson , of Omaha , is visiting in
Council Blulls.
Airs. W. P. Mumangh will spend the
winter in Dakota.
MissShipncy went to Gowanda , N , Y. ,
to spend Christmas.
The Mis < es Kato and Lila Gllmoro arc
home for the holidays ,
The Misses Minnie and Fannie Wood
are visiting in Chicago.
W. P. Miimaugh has returned from a
sojourn at Hot Springs.
The MissiSs Minnie and Jennie Me eath
are home from ISaltimoro
J. K. Gordon , of Now York , is visiting
his brother , O. K. Gordon.
Mr. Lewis , ot the high school , is spend
ing the holidays in Chicago.
Miss Lucilc Clark Is visiting Miss Flo
Langmade in Council Blulls.
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. H. Patrick gave a
email card party Thursday ovoning.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Blair , of Salt Lake ,
are visiting their numerous friends hero.
Miss Mary Turner went to New Haven
last week to visit her brother , Curtis Tur
ner.
ner.Miss
Miss Mamie Moore , daughter of Dr.
Moore , is home from St. Mary's , Knox-
ville.
ville.Miss
Miss Tompkins has returned to Omaha
and i.s again domiciled with Mrs. D. 0.
Clark.
Ned Kwiug has gone to his homo in
Chillocothe , O. , to be with his friends
Now Years. . *
Mrs. Horbaeh returned Wednesday
from Europe. She was met at Chicago by
Mr. Horbaeh.
Governor and Mrs. Thayer are guests
of Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Gilbert at 1800
Chicago street.
Charles K. Barton , son of Guy Barton ,
has returned from months'
a seven so
journ iu Europe.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. MeKinuoy , of
Aurora , will spend the holidays with
Mrs. Charles Powell.
Miss Julia \ \ bite , of Burlington , la. , is
the guest ol Mr. and Mrs. Gilinorc , cor
ner of Twentieth and Hurt.
Mr. ami Mrs. Maul went to Now York
Tuesday to spend the holidays with their
daughter , Mrs. Paul Wilcox.
Miss Grace McManus , Miss Mabel Orch
ard aud Miss Flora Stauton have returned
from school for the holidays ,
C. II , Dewuy relumed from Chicago
last week accompanied by his daughler ,
who is attending Miss Grant's school.
Miss Elvio Curry , u prominent young
lady of Sehuyler , is spending the holidays
with Miss Berlha Vim Camp on Twentieth
street.
The Misses Mabel and Nolhc Cotter
and Miss Maud Paul are homo for the
holidays from the academy of the Im
maculate Conception , at Davenport , In.
Sjin Francisco I.s in a topsy-turvy con
dition just now , judging from the fol
lowing extract from u recent letter : "San
l'raiici. co can furnish plenty of uxcito-
mont at present. The cabmen and car
men are on a strike , aud the mobs make
things' lively. The other evening a by
stander was shot through the head. The
messenger boys , three or four hundred
strong , are demanding more pennies.
ami parade the streets with posters of
their grievances. Every crank in the
city fools that the time has arrived for
him to kill some one , and there have been
live murders in as many days. A Kleninor
loaded with oil burned at the water edge
while the entertainment was going on ,
and another blew up. Stocks took u
ruinous tumble , and most startling of all ,
six women wore seen on the streets with
out painted faces. "
ThievcH' Anitutil Supper.
London Standard : Last night over SCO
men and lads belonging to the
rescued criminal classes sat down
to the annual siibMaiitlal supper -
per of meat , plum pudding , IMU ! etce
teras , with hoi lea aud coll'ee , given uy
tlii'St. Giles Christian Mission in thu
chapel building , Little Wild street ,
Drur.v lano. The chapel was profusely
decorated with H KS and evergreens ,
while there were scores of banners in-
i-oribid : wilh inspiriting mottoes and
scriptural quotations. The Lord Mayor
piv.-ided , nml among those present were
Mr. llattoti , Miporiutttiidunt of the mis-
elon. and Mr. Whcatloy. Mcre-tary. Mr.
Howard Vmeent , M. P. : Mr. C. T. Bart-
loy.M. P. ; Colonel the Hon. ( J. Comrh ,
Sir \Yiii. \ Charley , the lion. Arthur Kin-
nalrd , Sir John Hartman , assistant coin-
mi > sioner of polieo. Mr. Monro , Cant.
Kirkpatnek , and Mr. Saunders. After
supper , which was served in the auto-
rooniij and galleries , the guests each of
whom was supplied with a pretty bunch
of ( lowers , came in and took seals in the
chapel
Tlio superintendent , Mr George Hat-
ton , thun read a report of the work done
by the mission during the past year in
Hiding released convicts and oilier prisoa-
ors , Ho said of the i.'O.O'tt prisoners ro-
leascd from the four metropolitan prisons
in llio year < > udlug last November no
fewer than 14,201 had accepted the so-
ciefv'a invitation to breakfast , and of that
number 4.571 had signed the temperance
piedgo. In addition to I hut 5,751 had been
nssUtod to eurn un honest livelihood in
various ways , at an expense Of J&J.OOU.
There had also been lifly-six young lx > yB
l > rouKlit up for seiitcncu Intrusted to the
.mission to reclaim , oyery one of whom
was doing wclL
WILD MEN OF
A. Peculiar Unco of l'coi lc Living In
Almost Iinpcitctrnhlo/tJ / mi glen.
A few days since the governor of Sang-
kia , a province on the west coast of Shun ,
whi ? was hero to bring tribute lo the king ,
gave inC consldcrablo information in ro-
g'ird to lnt > people whtiUivo on the
'
coast , terming Ihciu t'eH/oh-junglo
ncoplo-says Colonel Chlirt I" a lot'-cr
from Hangkok , Slam , to fho Ilicritw11"
( Mo. ) Conservator. They 'make ' theii'
homo among the densest portion of the
forest , have but little communication
with the outer world iu fact , they are
entirely Isolated. The only persons" they
hold Intercourse with arc the slaves and
traders who have penetraded the jungle
in search of game and barter , and it is
almost Impossible lo penetrate to the vil
lages on account of tlio density of the
vegetation , the dangerous beast and ven
omous serpents that infest them. They
shun all intercourse with strangers , have
a peculiar dialect ol tlirirownlivoinsmall ,
villages , and are a muscular , hardy race ,
strictly vegetarians , tlo not drink or
smoke opium , have but few , if any of the
vices of tlm native" , nre about live fees in
height , and HOC in to bo sunk m the most
abject barbarism , ocounving the lowest
grade of humanity. What little religion
they may have is a mongrel worship of
demons and the malignant spirits that
they assert inhabit the jiiiiglo , which they
attempt to propitiate by presents , etc.
Their habitations are partly subterra
nean , about four feet high , an excavation
in the ground , around which stakes are
driven , covered with a dome of plaited
bamboo over which is plastered a thick
coating of ni.nl , which soon hardens in
Ihu sun , rendering it impervious lo the
'rain or the heavy dews ol that .section ,
which they occupy only when necessity
requires , as they five mostly in the open
air , and , when the land is overflowed ,
up in llio Irco.s. Their clothing is of the
most primitive kind. A piece of cloth
about one foot wide and four feet in
length , which is held in
place by a pie o of liana or vine , as
they have no cord or rope , is made into
ti bell placed around the waist ; then the
cloth i.s inserted between the logs and
carried both back and front up under the
bolt over which it laps , and the baud
being drawn light holds it in place , and
as the ends are opened spread out like
small aprons , and thus llio deiii/.ens of
the jungle are in full dress , somewhat
akin to the Edenic costume of old the
fig-leaf ,
One of _ the peculiarities of IhU M range
people is llio way llioy raise their rice ,
which is Iheir main staple , almost their
Hole stock of provisions , eked out wilh
fruits , roots and herbs , which they col
lect when in season , aud llio iunglo is
prolilic of such kinds of food. Each vil
lage has its head man , all live in com
mon and so soon as a field of rice is
ready to bo cut he orders il and distrib
utes the grain equally among his people ,
and so on during the season , nil sharing
alike. Their only implements are a
largo knife used for cutting rico , building
their huts r.nd making tops and culling
Iheir way through the the undergrowth ,
and u pair of sheers for culling hair ,
which tlioy out short with the exception
of a tuft on the crown of the head about
two inches in length , which looks like a
shoe brush standing up like bristles.
Having no pots they cook their rico in
bamboo. They cut ofi" a section
and shave it thin , open a holn in onu
end , put in iho rico and water , then , clos
ing up the end , put it in the liro. Green
bamboo being impervious to the flavor ,
they thus- have a first-class pot. The same
is used by the Siamese when traveling
through tlio jungle and , as they eat with
their lingers , they need no dishes , and
thus have none to wash when tin.1 meal is
over.
over.When they need cloth , knivesor shoes ,
thov barter the products of the jungle ,
which are many and varied , consisting of
rhinoceros horns , elephant tusks , horns ,
bones , hides , and skins , but will not take
money , except In rare cases , having no
use for it , not knowing its value. They
arc expert trappers and snare all kinds
of game , elephant , rhinoceros , tigers ,
leopards , pumas , doors , mid all other
dcni/.ons ot tlio wild woods for their skins ,
and some of tlio finest ivory exported was
purchased from these people , but their
skins wore badly handled , which detracts
from their value , being merely dried in
the sun after being stripped from the ani
mal.
MARY GILPTN'S FREAK.
IturicU in the WiltlM of AlnHkn With
Her ( Jruek nnd Ijntiii HnokH.
Philadelphia Press : An old story of a
wo'man wno , in tlio society of twenly-livo
years ago , was a prominent figure
and whoso relatives nro conspicuous in
society to-day , was brought out by a let
ter received in town a few days ago. Tlio
writer was an English woman of rank ,
who may bo spoken of as Lady X.
In her letter she said : "Last summer j
was traveling in Alaska. I strayed away
ifoin my party to visit a litllu Indian vil
lage. 1 came upon a dilapidated hut on
the oulsKirts , and making u do.- > ire for n
drink of water an excuse for asking ad
mission , I knocked at the door. In reply
to my summons , a feeble voice answcreil
in excellent English , bidding mo enter ,
1 was supprised to hear English so well
spoken and with such distinct relincnient
expressed in Ihe tone in so outof tlm way
a nlaoe. Hesitatingly I pushed open the
door and wont in. The interior was so
dark and gloomy that tor a moment I
could not see. When my eyes had be
come accustomed to the change from
daylight I saw lying on a miserable couch
oi the floor the form of an elderly gray-
haired woman , whoso eyes were full of a
strangi ; , wild light. Piled up round her
were many books , which J could alruady
clearly determine had been much used.
"Tho woman greeted mo kindly , anil
presently 1 picked mi some of tlio vol-
iimo.s and looked into ilioiu. The leaves
were crumpled and many passages
marked , ami 1 was ama/od to son thai
Iho books were all by Greek and Latin
authors. The woman seemed to enjoy
my express-ion of surprise. , nnd rather
fomohow to take it as a compliment to
her.-olf , and said that the b < Mls ; made up
'almost her solo companionship. She
look up ono and re-id it aloud iu n voice
and with a manner that showed hho was
clearly acquainted with the- whole sub
ject. As for myself , 1 had so nearly forgotten -
gotten all my classical learning that I
understood only a senton'ub hero and
there. The woman wont on to my that
she was a connection of tl w Into 'Chief
Justice Gilpin. of Delaware , and had
made a recluse of hcixilf m the icy lain !
of Alaska because she loved .seclusion
more than the highest charms of civili/a-
lion. When , after a time , I turned to
leave her and said good-by , [ jho answered
adieu in a gonllo voice , njul instantly
was absorbed in one of her volumes. She
made a grual impression upon my im
agination , and I have been wondering
over since whether the story she told of
her family relationship coulil bo oxuctly
Iruo , "
Further inquiry in town disclosed the
fact Dial the picturesque recluse was Miss
Mary Gilpin , whom many yi ! ; Philadol-
phlans will recall. Slis was a cousin of
the Into Chief Justice Gilpin. and a sister
to Mr. llur.ryD. Gilpin of this city , whoso
w ! : oecamo so celebrated for her beauty
and sweetness of manner. She lived a
great deal in the south and was ono of
Iho most extreme-in her secessionist pre
dilections of that cotenc of southern
women partisans which rnado an inter
esting tiguro during the period of I no
war. She became quite poor by reason
of the war , but afterward recovered
enough lo live in modoratn comiort.
She seonied to bo possessed with an ir-
rcsis'lihlu impulse to wander , and she has
lived in nil quarters of the globe , in the
far orient as wo'J as in the west Some
years ago she adopted u pretty girl of
\
Wilmington , and took up a residence
with her in Naples. The child was
afterward put into n Protestant institu
tion in Italy by the American consul , and
prowinc up , she married an Italian
clergyman , and the. two are now living in
Wilmington. Miss Gilnin continued nor
strange travels , and at "last disappeared
altogether , until her whcreabonits were
thus strangely made known by the letter
of Lady X. Since the letter was received
one oilier relatives In this city has been
informed that .sho has moved down toS -
attic h11' ' 'ins ' 'nk ' ° 11 lP | 'lcr ' residence
11
Many of her ro1ativ\stl11 ! ivo in lown-
of course , aud are nuportnn * ; > oionneos
in society. Old Philadelphians1 t Ca11
with pleasure the entertainments given
by her brother , Mr. Henry D. Gilpin , and
Ins charming wife nt their IIOIHO at
Eleventh and Spruce slrccts. Mrs.
Gilpin , before her marriage wit * Mr.
Gilpin , was Mrs. Johnston , the widow of
Senator Johnston , of Louisiana. She
was a great favorite in Washington , and
received very many kindnesses and
civilities from President Van Huron.
Her grand-son , Captain William S.
Johnston , is residing in town on Arch
street , and goes out in society rarely ,
though ho is always welcome among the
new sot as well as the old. Miss Mary
Gilpin's surviving brother , Mr. U. A ,
Gilpin , is living at Lima , Delaware
county. Her two sisters are living in
Now .Jersey. Miss Gilpin was always re
garded as strikingly independent , even
eccentric , in her actions , hut her newest
freak was a surprise even to those who
know her best.
REMARKABLE SURGERY.
Tlircn Inclici of n Mnn'n Itnokltono
Honuivcil Tlio 1'ntlcnt URCOVCI-H.
Cincinnati Enquirer : Ono of the rarest
anil most dangerous operations in the
whole scope of surgery has lately been
performed at the Cincinnati hospital. It
consisted In removing about three inches
of the backbone and exposing the spinal
cord. The patient was a young colored
man about twenty-one years of ago.
When first admitted to the hospital ho
was sullbring from a torriljio disease
which had broken out over the. head , neck
and back in the form of largo abscesses ,
the chief of which was about the middle
of the back , and hail eaten the backbone
away to a consideral extent. The poor
follow could not Ho in the recumbent
posture nor on his side in consequence
of the extreme pain attending sueh
a position , and was compelled to lie all
tlio while on his faeo. Slowly he had lost
tlio iiowor of motion and of sensation in
his legs , so that ho was complolely para
lysed from the body down. Ho could
neither sit nor stand , and could only
move himsnlf in bed with assistance.
Thus terribly nlllictc.il , he bore his sillier-
ings with a fortitude worthy an older
man limn he , and was very cheerful
withal. Internal treatment had no clleet
whatever , and then it became necessary
lo explore the abscesses. On puncturing
the ono on the back some oH'onsive pus
escaped , and on introducing tlio linger
the dead and decayed bone could bo
plainly felt. It was decided that Ins only
chance of life Jay in an operation for tlio
removal of a part of the backbone so as
to stop the process of decay. The opera
tion and its dangers were laid before the
young man , and in llio face of il all he
resolved to undergo kite hazardous
trial , as it. was a choice between lito and
death. Ho had wasted away into a more
skeleton , and his trembling , emaciated
form seemed scarce able to endure , sue.h
a terrible , ordeal. The patient was placed
on the table and "jivon ether until he was
soundly asleep. Ho was then turned on
his t'aco and the plucky surgeon made an
incision right down on the spine. A
largo quantity ot pus was revealed , and
the cavity was sponged out carefully in
order to see just where the knife was
going , In this region where ono slip of
the knife or ono false move would have
been fatal to the patient , the surgeon
with a chisel and hammer , wont down on
the bone until ho cut our all that which
was in any was affected , never touching
the spinal cord. There lay the white shin
ing cord at llio bottom of the wound in all
its pristine beauty , and not a scratch
marred' surface. The operator smiled
with complaisance when ho saw how
nicely ho had accomplished his purpose
without an evil. Ho had removed the
cause of the .suppuration ; hence the ab
scess would disappear. Ho had also re
moved llio cause of the paralysis , and
felt assured power would now return to
the paralyzed let's ; and , more than all ,
ho knew time would accomplish the fill
ing up of the place where the bone had
formerly been , Tlm patient reacted from
the ether and was placed in bed on his
face. In three days motion returned to
the legs and ho was able to move Ins feet.
the lirst time in nearly a year. About the
same time sensation began lo return in
tlio limbs. In about three weeks be
could boar .some weight on his legs.
and at this time ho assumed the position
on his breast aud knees which he has
kept ever since , in this strange posture
ho sleeus for hours , seemingly as well as
the other patients about him. He at
length became strong enough to stand
with assistance , and take a step or two.
lie is now able to walk to the end ot the
ward and sit down in a chair with oom-
fort. Of course his back is- yet weak , and
probably never will regain its former
power , bus ho will bo a useful man. The
wound has gradually olostid un , leaving
only a slight scar , and causes him little
or no pain. His appetite has returned ,
and ho eats MS mueli a.s a laboring man ,
and i.s fat and hearty.
J'rollt. in McMliiiitMilnl
Now York Mall and Kxpress : An in-
tcrestiug fact about successful songs may
be noted , and that is , only sentimental
fiongs make any money. Humorous
Fongs hecomo very popular. They are
applauded in tlm thuatro when a favorite
singer sings them , and are laughed at
unri'MraiiiL'dly , but very few in llio au
dience rver think of buying copies of
them. This is peculiarly true of that do-
.seription of humorous ditty Known as the
topical song , It may bo explained that
this i.s a song in which the material of the
diHerent verses is arrangi'd to give point
to u significant phrase which invariably
forms the last line of the veivo. The per
formance practically amounts to pig-
gling with language , the nfloot coming
from thu humorous and unexpected illus
tration which can be adduced of the idea
embodied in the adopted phrase.
Given on the btagu by an export sing
er , who enforces the points of tlioor u.s
by appropriate action and facial cvpros-
aion , ihoso songs are very clVuotivo.
Sung iu the parlor by an ordinary vocal-
isl and without the client which comes
from the assembly of a largo numlmr of
people , ihc&o songs almost invariably
fall flat. In consciiuotico they are very
seldom sung tlmro. and the inusiu pub
lishers who gi\o them to the world find
( ho world ungrateful , much to thu pub
lisher's pecuniary gnef On the oilier
hand a suntiiuuntal song may bo sung in
the liouui circle by an inexperienced
iStigftrwilh very fair oll'ect. Somehow
or other the underlying sentiment sur
vives llio most outragi-nus treatment. It
bay better staying qualities than humor
has , The melodies are simple , the
thoughts expressed find a welcome among
all classes of people , and the sheet music
finds Its way to thousands of piano racks
throughout the land , aud PO the publisher
becomes happy and allluont ,
Henry G waltncy dug into a mound near
Wakulla , Fin. , recently and found a skull
that must have belonged to a giant. The
under Jaw was particularly jargo , being
twice the size or an ordinary man's , and
none of thu tectli was missingfrom cither
jaw , and but ono showed any signs of
.decay.
Baker Placo.-CalJ on W. G. Albright ,
818 S. IDtu sir. , for choice bargains ,
BOYD'S OPEKAHOUSE
Friday anil Saturday ,
lillllir' ' I.
GRAND HEW YEAR'S MTIHEE
Jilt ,
ANSFSELD ,
Ilia L'imrinlnu CV > Hinfy Co.
In The RCigning Comedy Success ,
An rrctcntctl In Arnr Tor/- City
125 NIGHTS 125
Reserved Scats on Sale Thursday.
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CAPTAIN BUTTER'S NUGGETS.
Oonei-al Hhormaii Tolls How Ho
Tested Tlieni With His Tooth.
Washington Critic ! General W. T.
Sherman lias been prominently identified
wilh matters au'oeting Ihe world'r history
independent of his brilliant military ca
reer in the civil war. Ho drew up the
lirst ollieial report to the government of
the United States ot the discovery of gold
in California. Gold was discovered in
I lie spring 01 1H18 about sixty miles
above the present city of Sacramento.
General Mason was at that time in com
mand of the United Stales forces in Cali-
jfornia and acted i s military governor ,
with headquarters at Monterey , the capi
tal of llio territory. General Sherman ,
then u young lieutenant of the Third Ar
tillery , was the a ljutant of General
Mason's ' stall' . Yerba lincna , now the
great city of San Francisco , was but a
hide-trading point of ' 100 native inhabi
tants. A.s soon a.s gold was discovered
Captain Suller went down to Monterey
with a quantity of samples ol tlrd
precious metal lor the inspection of tlio
military authorities.
General Sherman , in conversation with
some friends a few evenings since , re
ferred to this important historical event
substantially us follows : "Captain Sutler
brought into General M.ison's ollico
several small packages of samples and
spread tluim out betoro us. The speci
mens presented varied in size from iKli
scales and split peas to the si/.o of beans.
General Mason asked if 1 knew how to
lest whether thissttill' was gold or not. i
said certainly , and immediately iried my
teeth on a lump and made an indenta
tion which impressed mo that it was
malleable. 1 then sent for a hammer and
an axe and pounded several pieces out
Hat. This was a crude but practical test ,
but wo then applied acids , which verified
the fact that the samples were genuine
gold. I was at once sent up lo the dig
gings and made a thorough examination
of the gold discoveries whu'.h were rapidly
being found in now localities and in
wonderful amounts. I returned ( o Monte
rey with a quantity of snoeimon sam
ples and drew up llio ollieial report to
the government , which was signed by
General Mason. This report , accom
panied with a quantity of samnlcs of
gold , was forvfariKid by a special bearer
of dispatches , who was no other than
Henry 1) . C'ooke , recently Iho first gov
ernor of this District of Columbia , lie
was sent oil'in a small sailing vessel with
instructions to intercept a British .steamer
on the southern eo.ist and make rapid
transit to Washington , regardless of ex
pense. We had not then been advised of
the ratification of llio treaty with Mexico
ceiling California to the United State ,
and were necessarily very anxious thai
Ihe govcrnmonl should possess informa
tion of the discovery of gold at thu earli
est moment. "
Thus , loss than forty .years ago. "old
Tecumsoh'8" tooth made the lirst ollieial
impress , pul the lirst government stamp
of value on the gold delved from the
mines of this modern land of Ophlr.
And it i.s a fair presumption Hint more
than half of Iho ( WUOlOUO ) inhabitants of
this republic , who are. enjoying' ' Us won
derful prosperity , resulting largely from
the discovery of gold in California , has
been born sinuo Gen. Sherman indented
thu first gold specimen wilh Ins leelh.
Your KIchtH on the Komi.
Chicago Herald : A man named Myron
T. Uly has done "the public some service
in compiling from court reports a manual
of the railway passenger's legal rights.
Why , when and where maj a passenger
bo ejected from a train is frequently a
perplexing question tor conductors , and
the exercise ol tlio right is certainly
humiliating to passengers.
For innumec. , il is one thing to prevent
a drunken or a disorderly person or a
"bad character" from boarding a train ,
and quite aiiothnr to expel such a one
after being lawfully on board.
liul having lawfully allowed a drunken
man lo get on board , he cannot bo o\-
polled during tlio journey unless ho inh-
behaves.
Then , too , a company may refuse lo
allow a niiri-icngcr to board a train with
out a ticket , but if ho succeeds in getting
aboard ho cannot bo ovpollud for want of
a ticket if he tenders thu legal faro.
Hut if you refuse to pay vour faro aud
thu tra n IMS been slopped for the pur
pose of putting you oil' , a siihscmionl
oiler to pay does not give you a riglit lo
remain nor take from the conductor the
right to oxoludoyou from the car.
Nor having boon put nil' do you gain a
right lo ro-cnlcr immutllalidy on tender
ing either lln-faro or a ticket. You for-
teil your right to continue on Iho train.
li.xcopl that if Iho train SIOIH at u regu
lar nlalion and buforo being ejected I liens
( ho fare Is oll'crod , the conductor should
receive it.
It is a familiar rule that in ease it is
lawful tooxpul a pas.-ongor , it must bo
done wilh as littlu force and violence as
possible , and In a manner so as not to in
jure him ,
In boino states a statue provides that
the expn bion must bo at a regular
station , or near soiuo dwelling bouse.
A violation of such a provision makes the
company liublo ,
lou must exhibit or deliver up a ticket
when properly requested. You cannot
ndo upon a bogus or improper ticket ,
nor on onu which has "expired , " nor on
a torged or stolen ticket , nor yet on onu
purchased with counterfoil money. An
Illinois di'cision makea you liable to ex
pulsion , without redress , if you , having
no ticket , refuse to pay fare , oven I hough
the faro usked bo more tnan tlio price ol'
n ticket. You may bo ejected for viola
lion of Jaw , or for willful breaches of any
reasonable rules niiulo by the company
You cannot ride on a ticket | > 'ur huH < il
with counterfeit money , if thu couiuiuo'g
, agents are apj.rised of t hut fact.
Wluiro there is no > uch. s-tututo f qu'r-
Iilg expulsions to bo made HI sonni
regular loppingplaco or ii'ii ' r ad woll'iig ,
NIC'passenger may be put oil'at auv eou-
Teafcnt DO int. otpiii that Ji c " * > i i
expelled whore or In a wav lie will bo
knowingly exposed to injury. '
1 he moi al of all tins is to buy a clean
ticket , providing you can't get a pasi ,
and Ihen behave yourself.
A HORSEMAN IN WHITE.
Tlio I'luuitom Thai Overtook n Ilrnvo
Ijloiitciuuiton thu Hoodooed Ko.-ul.
A correspondent writes from Hismarck ,
Dak. , to Iho St. Louis Globe-Democrat :
Along the western bunk of Iho Missouri
river , on the road leading between the
military posts of Fort Abramam Lincoln
and Fort Yates , is a phantom which ap
pears to certain travelers whenever they
make the trip over what they are pleased
to call the "hoodooed road. " The roulo
is one ot long standing , having been es
tablished by the Indians long before the
whites invaded the country , ami now it i.s
an important road for tr.ivcl.
The phantom which has appeared to
several prominent citizens was last seen
by Lieutenant llronuan , of Fort Pates.
He was on route from Yates to this city ,
and while driving along at a point near
the Cannon Hall station ho saw a man
coming beluiid him on horseback. At
lirst he paid little attention to the object.
The moon was shining brightly and { hero
was no reason lo be mistaken in what ho
saw. After traveling about a inilowith
the horseman keeping about n quarter of
a nil ru behind him , he stopped to await
the arrival of the htrungor that li'i ' might
ascertain who it was thai followed him ,
and break the monotony of his trip wilh
the conversation of a traveling compan
ion. Upon looking bade ho discovered
that the horseman was dressed in a pure
while uniform and was riding a spotless
white horse.
The elegant style , the graceful motion
of Iho horse aud the noiseless Htep wilh
which tne annual was galloping down
Iho road , aroused the lieutenant's curios
ity , and ho wailed and listened several
minutes for the arrival of Iho stranger.
Ills suspicion that everything was not
right was awakened when the horseman
failed to answer lii.s call. Several times
he called , but no answer came from the
white-robnd equestrian , and , having
given the silent traveler ample ( .iniu to
overtake him , ho drove on. What lirst
occasioned alarm in the lieutenant's
mind was the faet that , while the titrango
while horse continued in a galloping
motion after he ( the lieutenant ) stoppeil ,
the distance between liiemuis not short
ened.
Whistling a lively air and occasionally
breaking in with a cheery army song to
drive a wav the blues thu lieutenant drove
on , frequently casting his eyes over his
shoulder to see if the horseman was com
ing. and always muling that Ins pursuer
or 'follower was keeping ' 'is ' distance with
remarkable accuracy.Vcarvingof \ this
monotonous procedure , ami wishing lo
gain a good lead on the Milky fellow-
traveler before he reached llio loneliest
snot in the road , which ho was now approaching
preaching , ho appl ed the whip and
started Ins speedy leant ( jn the run. On
he went at a furious rate for several
miles , when , iust as ho was descending
the hill into Lonely Coulee , ho looked
back , and there was thu white horseman
willnn a few rods of linn , coming liku
the wind , but with the noiseless graeo of
n /.cphyr. Tlio lieutenant was now
pretty thoroughly frightened , and ho
used tile wliin more vehemently than ever.
Down the hill his army ambulance roared
and rallied , and his animals took the bits
for a genuine runaway. U ill ) crash and
bound and tearful speed the ambulance
was snatched down the hill , around sharp
curvod.and . over thu nokoty bridge which'
spanned the murmuring creek. Here the
lieutenant , ' J description of the hceno was
thiilling and poetic. The moonlight on
the rippling surface of Iho creek formed
weird , fantastic shapes , and as his nerves
wore strung to the most sensitive pifoh ,
the eye of his imagination saw gobliim
and fairies and witches dancing about on
the sparkling stream , whoso very gurgle
was a mocking taunt from ( ho strange. ,
unwelcome children of his feverish brain.
Hut hero is w hero the climax of his
fear and horror was reached. As the
pale horseman drove down llio hill like a
meteor , and while llio lieutenant was
crossing Iho bridge at as grout a snood as
his spirited animals could atlaln , thu
ghostly phantom passed him. Now , for
the lirst lime , did llio apparition make a
noise but il made up for lol lime in this
respect , as the lieutenant na\s that hero
the noino was deafening. As tlio phan
tom came down the hill alter him it
seemed that a thousand horses worn
gnllopi.ig down a wooden iiavoment and
when it struck the brulgo the uproar was
like Ihe ratlin of a thousand wheels. On
iho oi-iilor of the bridge the snowy hor.so
and rider swept by him like a Hash , and
llio air was lilled with hhrill domouiao
liiiighler. On it wont , the da/.otl and
awe stricken lieutenant watching it as it
vanished from view.
This i.s 'an oxporlonoo of one of iho
bravest ollk-crs at Fort Yale * , and tin ;
same apuaritioii appeared on tlm road
Rovural years ago to Alexander Mclum-
/.io , sin riil'ol this coiinly , and the most
widely known odixou of tint toriilor.v. In
the ca o of Mr. .McKou/.io Iho o\p rieno
\VIK : very dillurent , a.ho reached his des
tination shortly alter the appearance of
the phantom , which \\i\a \ going in an op-
po iiu direction , mid which piuecd h.in
near the Cannon Hall.
Two moro centenarians have recently-
died , and both uero colored women.
< ; harlotlo Miiloue , of Houston , was one ,
She was born in l8 ( ) and was in Kow
Orlo-iiis when Jackson fought iu I mo is
battlu. The other was Julia Ann Hiown ,
of Philadelphia , \vlio oiuiiiii'd lo bo over
ono hundred years old.
A female ) pn-ouur who was taken to
the Hudson county ( N J. ) ju I w aw.ailiug
tiia1 in an npart.munt ol tin. institution.
as it < vm found impossible , oil aocor nt < > (
her great a..o , to s piinv.u lutr fhro.igli
thuOuirapco to any ot ( lie cells , Sh in
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