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MADE A COLONEL OUT OF HIM
Mexico's Unique Method of Dealing
With Bold Bandits.
\ I *
fcONVICTS IN SOLDIER GARB.
tTlic Cltico < lo Mays Celebration and
.ho GnlloiiH of I'nlliuo That tlio
Patriots Drnnk Dlux us a
Illvcrs or Pulque.
MKXICO CITV , May 8. [ Special
Corrospomlonca of THIS BKE. ] It is
TIOW three duya since the "Cinco do
Tvlayo , " und moat everybody is sober by
this time. The Cinco do Mivyo cele
brates the victory lit Pnobla by General
ZaragObO over the French under Mux-
raillian , twenty-seven years ago. The
flay is observed in pretty much the
eamo style that the Fourth of July is
celebrated , except that the Mexicans
ihivo one additional factor not possessed
Jf the states "pulque. " Of this
bovorugo 127,000 pints are drunk daily
in the City of Mexico , while on Cinco
do Mayo It is snid the consumption was
over 100,000 gallons !
Pulque is the juice or sap of the
Bingnoy plant , fermented in a pip-skin
vessel , and bold during its fermentation.
When perfectly frobh , In the early
morning , it tnstos like a superior brand
of fresh upnlo elder ; a little later the
milky taste begins to develop , and by
10 a. in. it is very like good buttermilk.
By 8 o'clock it begins to sour , and at
sundown nothing but the Mexican
"loporo" ctin btomuoh it. It is used by
nil classes : tourists , preachers , poona ,
mestizos nil drink it in abundance.
Pulque is a sure cure for dyspepsia , 'tis
euid , and once they taste it , one is
astonished to see how many
Americans develop casca of
acute stomach troubles. Pulque
does not take the place of
beer as n beverage , since half a dozen
immense breweries flourish in the re
public despite high taxes , and notwith
standing you have to pay twenty-live
cents a bottle for the beverage thus
it bayoud the reach of the poor
nting upoon , " who cannot spend
more than u "tluco three cents for
is an odd sight as it draws into the St.
Luguru station. Imagine a train of ton
cars , rolling in at daylight , laden with
pig-skins and bottles of pulque , fresh
from the Holds , Before the sun gilds
the top of Popocutupotl , that pulquu
will be distributed by carriers into
thousands of homos , and will be on snlo
nt the hundreds of "pulquerins"
throughout the city. The special trains
Ly which the Now York newspapers
roach their Sunday readers , is the only
American institution comparable with
the pulque train , and when it comes to
eflloioncy of service it would bo difllcult
to decide between the two.
The Cinco Uo Mayo this year was ob-
eon'cd with greater pomp than usual.
The Alumuda and Zoeulo woh > docor-
nted exquibitoly. President Diaz made
the moat of his military stationed here ,
and although they are undersized and
not at all well drilled , they presented
an imposing apponrnuca because of
their bright uniforms and gay cuparl-
totiinjr , There wore L7.000 regular sol-
fliers in line , besides the cauets froai
Chanultepce the West Point of Mex
ico. The son of President Diaz was
with the cadets and attracted consider
By the way , the military of Mexico is
a uuiquo organization. The president
of the republic , General Diaz , is cotn-
mandor-in-chicf of the army. The next
highest officers are generals of divis
ions. For state reasons no one over gets
beyond this rank. M.ost of the
SOLDI1SUS AIM ! CONVICTS.
When a man is convicted of a minor
offense lie is clad in uniform , a gun is
put in his hands , and he becomes , forth
with , a soldioA When the term for
which ho was sentenced hns expired ,
ho may remain , if ho wishes ,
in the'service. . In this event lie
gets a stripe on his coat sleeve
to distinguish him from thn others , and
ho also receives 1-1 cents a day pay ,
in addition teTood nnd _ rations. While
ho is n convict ho is still under guard
of paid soldiers , who have orders to
shoot him if ho attempts to escape. It
is not nn uncommon sight to see two
convict soldiers carrying water , each
followed by a regular soldier with a gun
A story is told that illustrates the
military service of Mexico most admir
ably , and its truth is well vouched for.
It appears that there lived in the moun
tains near Guadulajara , a very famous
bail it. Uo had committed so many
crimes and had such a lawless gang ol
rulllanu witli him , that a reward of $10-
000 was ottered for his head. In vain
they tried to trap him , until iinnlly the
pursuit was abandoned. Then the ban
dit chief wrote a letter to the president
otToring his services , and those of his
men in the regular army. The upshot
of it was that the leader received n full
WAS MADH A COLONKL
in the regular army , and his men wore
put in the service at one dollar a day
"HI General Porflrio Diaz , " as the
Mexican papers term him , president of
Mexico , is one man in ton thousand.
Ho is idolized by the conservatives and
fiercely hated by the others , especially
the peons. If over a man was a dicta
tor , acting under thu title of president ,
Diaz is the man. His fidelity to the
host interests of Mexico Is unques
tioned. That ho is patriotic , honest
and diplomatic are indisputable ) facts.
But lie constantly reminds one of the
French king who , being told that the
interests of the state demanded certain
concessions from him , exclaimed : "Tho
statol I am the statol" That General
Dinis ambitious his best friends do not
deny , and it is not hard to believe that
SAKUhY JiCrAUl5 IIIMSKU" DICl'ATOH
in the event ho finds re-election at the
end of his present term at all diflicull ,
with safety. lie has the army at his
back and the army holds down Mexico.
Apropos of Mexican presidents , a
gentleman ] K > lntod out , the other day ,
at Guauoiunta , a one-armed man , ap
parently sixty odd years of ago. "That , "
said he , ' 'is General Gonzulos , who
cleaned the republic out of $30,000,000
during the four years ho was presi
dent. " I looked at the general with
more than ordinary interest when my
informant added : "If he did that with
one arm what would he have boon cupa-
ble of had ho possessed both his arms ? "
President Diaz has kept his skirts sin
gularly free from stain and the thieves
and plunderers realize they have
no sort of show with him. Some of his
enemies , however , say that Diaz has
made his father-in-law , Souor Ruble ,
minister of state , M > that a sort of "Jor-
kins" arrangement can bo made with
contractors ami others who always are
ready to "fry fat" when necessary , Of
course , the friends of Diaz deny their
allegation , and s.iy that Snnor Kubio is
at the head of affairs , because , beluga
relative of the president , he can _ bo
more implicitly trusted by that ollicial.
And thus it goes : charges and counter
charges , political intriguing all the
time. It is fun , all thia dancingfor the
ollico-holdors , but the trouble is the
poor peonworking for a -
cr-.nts a day , has to pay the tiddler ; , .
There a the "ruo. And when Mexico
has her next revolution , this is what it
will spring from.
CIIAHMM A. WirAs. :
Iluoneo/Jil'uhum * fuX V. Met cut u-
You bet you. now Parson , I hnowod him ;
Bill Urijips was a follow to know ,
An' I toll you , if Heaven hns throwcd him
.It's a-pluyin' it mighty low.
It was ail very well , .vou a-stanclm'
Excusln' liitn tlioro uv the bior.
IJut I notlcod you frequent ti-huiiliu1
His memory one on tlio car.
Yon said that ho died o-ropontiu'
An' blubborin' over his sius ,
That's your wny o' roisrepresentin'
Us outs to tlcklo the ins
It's nil hypocritical drivel :
Hill wasn't a feller to trim ,
An' ho didn't work on a swivel
No "turn , sinner , turn , " for him.
All the turnln' ho doiio was at furo ,
An' that ho done fa'r nr.d squar ,
An' of ho mus' dance the bolero
Hot-footed , forever down thur.
Thn'U bo plenty o1 pardons nurtakin'
In that little jamboruo. *
Who nro coin' to funerals a-makin1
Itcumrks which Is too dam free.
Bill HrigRs wasn't nobody's liur ,
Ho could bust all the boy ? , Just the same.
An' ho didn't need no hall tire
To lound tUum up Into his guuio ,
His plan was to fjivo 'em u show , sir ,
To every chump n bquur' dual ,
That's nothin' to brngnbout , no sir ,
Nor nothin' to tnako linn squeal.
Well , William l dona , an' I'll let vou
Jest toll it the way thnt. you will ;
Hut I'vo got n loose twenty to bet you
You'll weaken at last wowe'n Hill.
THE EMPIRE NIGHT-GOWN.
The Daintiest Garment That
Woman linn Yet Worn.
The empire night-gown is about the
daintiest , most visionary , intangible
suggestion of n garment imaginable ,
sayb thn Now York Sun. It is made of
the thinnest grabs linen over woven ,
and embroidered entirely by the deft
fingers of skilled nocdlo-women. A
touch of the ordinary machine work
would bo sacrilege to the ethereal slum
ber-gown , whoso ovury seam is not a
Beam at all , but a tiny beading of em
broidery set between two rolled
edges of the material and fast
ened by invisible stitches. It
is drawn up into fine shirring
about the low surplice neck , buck from
which turns a full broad llounco , cut in
deep joints and edged with real Val
enciennes luce. Just below the ma
terial is shirred by ribbons run under
lace inserting into the short , full
Josephine waist , the folds falling
straight again to the feet , whore the
numberless tiny tucks are run by hand.
The Bloovos are full puffed affairs ,
ending in the broad rufllo just below
The chemise is of the same sheer ,
thin cloth , drawn up about the shoul
ders into the full broad rulllo. with its
deep points edged with luce , and the
coreot cover is shaped by line tucks at
the waist , the fullness above them fit
ting the bust and gathered again into
the broad rufllo which fulls buck from
ur t r * HMTTP
Tho.City Fathers Held a Council of
LIKE A VERY DRAGON OF OLD.
Ho Cnirlcil Oft" HorseCuttle anil
Other I.ilvc Sfiic ! : , and seized
Il.ibii4 Balmo The Shriek-
iiifj Mother' * , 12yc .
HlrwHim In His Cnvtv
During the last twelve months it has
been a matter of frequent complaint
among the inhabitants of the districts
cast and north of Arlma , that their do
mestic animals of all kinds wore being
lost in a btrangu , unexplained manner ,
usually at night , according to a writer
in the Portof Spain , ( Trinidad ) Gazette.
Scarcely a day seemed to iiass without
a goat or a pig , a calf or a donkey be
ing reported missing , and latterly oven
larger animals some valuable mules
and horses had gone to join the
smaller domestic fry that had disap
peared. Among the sufferers Mr. John
Agostini , of Aripo , lost two mules
within five days on his cocoa planta
tion , and Mr. J. G. de Cannes , in visit
ing some young cultivation of his in
Tururo , hnd lost his horse which ho
had left to graze for only half an hour ,
a distance of about a hundred yariis
from where ho was talking with a con
tractor. A strange feature of these
depredations was thnt no trace of blood
was over found at the spot visited , or in
its neighborhood , to show sign of some
struggle with a giant carmen or carni
vorous beast , which the monster was at
first supposed U > be. Besides no animal
of the sivo required to carry off a horse
was known to oxibt in the iblund.
In many of the cases , however , it
was noticed that the ground under the
cocoa trees and the forest undergrowth
showed signs of having been crushed ,
not trampled upon , hyUho body of some
uiooth but gigantic Deast. The people
began to watoh at 'illpht ' , no alarm as
yet making knowiiiho passage of the
monster on his ruidssavo the barking
of dogs , u few of whiah hnd albo disap
peared with dibinal howls. It was also
notlcod that the tvaoes through the
vegetation always slojipcd at streams ,
and seemed to vaniBhiaUogothor after
On Sunday mornifig ; the inhabitants
of Ariinu wore1 throwninto ) consterna
tion by the news thnU three children
had disappeared in the Ward of Gaun-
ape during the past week , and they wore
supposed to have become tlio victims of
the raiding mounter. Their names
were given as M3ria Concopcion ,
Marc Antoine and 'Carmen Baptistri.
The news was telegraphed to Port of
Spain , and the warden was instructed
by the governor to continue his efforts
to track the monster , especially by col
lecting nn armed posse and instituting
Later in the afternoon news was
brought from Aripo that two children ,
Paul and Hose Logrund , brother and
eistor , hud been lost , one on Saturday
and one on that very morning. In this
instance the mother had boon the
terror-stricken eye-witness of the car
rying off of her little boy , aged throe
years. It seems that while sitting in a
state of semi-stupor , mourning the loss
of herlittle daughter , Rose , five years
oldwho had disappeared in the grounds
round her hut Saturday at noon , with
out any truces being found of her , she
was startled by the screams of her child
Paul , who was playing a few yards from
her. Koted with horror , shcT then
saw her cnild enveloped in the coils of
the upper part of the body of a colossal
snake , which elided away with its prey
into the depths of the forest. A num
ber of residents of the district , armed
with guns , to whoso ranks new.
accesborics were continually com
ing , began to scour the country
after the snake , among them Joseph
Concepcinn and Paul Logrand , sr. ,
fathers of two child victims.
The excitement in Aruna was raised
to the highest pitch on Tuesday when
news will brought that the grout ser
pent had boon seen on the Arima
heights , and that two children , Juan
Castillo and Pablo Hernnndehatl been
carried off by him. The report of the
two occurrences stated that the snake
had been distinctly scon on the two oc
casions ; that , consequent tin the alarm
given on the first occasion , the people
wore on the qui vivo , and that a hunter ,
Emmanuel C'aldoron , had twice lired
with shot into the beast as ho had half
swallowed the crushed body of young
Hernandez , but with the only effect of
hastening his progress in the direction
of the Morno Bleu or Blue Mountain.
The warden thought the news serious
enough to request , through the colon
ial secretary , some assistance from Port
of Spain , with rifles of greater pene
trating power than the guns used by
tlio majority of the pursuers. Accord
ingly Sergeant Gibian was sent to
Arima by the afternoon train with six
policemen armed with Martini Henry
rillos , and his excellency , the governor ,
added the consideration of these
extraordinary occasions to the
order of the day of the central agricul
tural boardwhich hold its first mooting
on Wednesday at noon , when the colonial
nial secretary brought forward the
question of the great snake , stating that
he had obtained all available informa
tion from the warden up to date.
At 0 o'clock Thursday mornintr a
motley cavalcade was seen issuing out
of Arima in a northerly direction.
They wore the warden and his party on
their wuv to the Blue mountain , in the
neighborhood of which searching par
ties had located the snake the day be
fore. He had been seen by one of the
hunters to enter tlio Guachuro caves in
the hill separated by a hollow from the
mountain , and a cordon had gradually
been formed round the hill to prevent
his sallying out. Rev. Cure , of Arima ,
whom they mot on the way , further
told them that ho hud heard the snake
had tried to issue from the caves on the
southern side , but had to beat a retreat
in these dangerous recesses on being
greeted with a volley. With the war
den's albo the colonial
party wore sec
retary. Mr. McCurthySorgeant Gibian ,
thu armed police from town and guides
from among tlio residents of Arlma
heights. But other parties were also
on the warpath and the parly received
several additions on the way.
Reaching the hidden waters of the
Arima river , the party entered a cave
in which was a pool. Presently the
dogs become unruly and one of the men
saw the waters move.
With rilles cocked , all eyes wore
now fixed upon the pool. The dogs now
began to howl , and whether the noise
roused the terrible occupant of the
caves or ho otherwise- became aware of
the existence of the party , the head of
a monstrous snqko suddenly appeared
on the surface of the pool , and two largo
and lustrous eyes became fixed with a
diabolical gleam on the intruders. An
angry hiss , like the plunging of u red-
hot beam into the pool , issued from the
hideous head. A muttered signal , and
a volley rang with reverberating echoes
through the cuvo. Largo stones fell
upon the jagged roof , and the startled
guaohuros flow wildly in ull direction * ,
uttering their dismal screech. The
huilla had not boon killed by the bul
lets aimed at his head. With great
rapidity ho seemed to uncoil his length
from tlio depths of the pool , and with
fully twonty-livo foot of his body raised
and curved forward as if to dart at his
assiulors , he boomed to bo emerging
from the uool.
A few whispered wordn notified half
the party to aim at his liond and the
other half at the central party of his
body. The second volley produced the
desired effect. The colossal sniike
leaped wholly out of the pool , and with
a few terrible convulsions , in which ho
lashed the water und thn lloor of the
cavern , ho same quivering to the
ground , a third volley for a quietus in
suring his certain death. This fact
was then made sure of. and the caves
wore soon invaded by the pursuers.
"Tho monster was dragged out into
the level and found to measure forty-
seven feet , the thickest part of his
body having a diameter of two and a
half feet. In color ho was yellow in
the upper part of his body , dark above ,
with dark rings encircling the body ,
between which semi-lunar gray disks
served as spots to variegate the skin.
Ho was opened by the machotas
of some cocoa pruners , o nil or the
direction of Mr. McCarthy. In
him there wore found the half-digested
body of a deer , and a number of forma
pauporis forms , probably swallowed by
him , with the body of Rome unknown
and unfortunate cocoa contractor.
By ( ! : ! l ( ) p. in. the joyful concourse ,
dragging the monster , reached Arlma ,
whore tlio necessary btops wore taken to
preserve the carcass for display in the
council hall of Port of Spain. The exciting -
citing occurrences connected with this
monster are still the subject of general
discussion and gossip. The island has
not for a long time been disturbed by
tragic incidents of this extraordinary
\Vo have been favored in the matter
with perusal of a dispatch from the
American consul to his department at
Washington , wherein ho refers to the
occurrence ns an extraordinary event ,
beating creation in the snake fclory
record , which joined to the monumental
assurance of its editors , places the small
island at the mouth of the Orinoco ,
wherein he represents the United States
government , in the foremost line of the
Kunflower Hood For K.its.
The dibcovory that sunflower seed is
an irresistible bait for rats recalls the
fact that it is likewise the favorite food
of tlio English sparrow , when he can
not get wheat. The Louisville Courier-
Journal thinks that if both those nuis
ances could bo suppressed by this means
it would bo worth the government' ) *
while to name a supplementary Arbor *
Day for tbo planting of sunflowers ,
Tlic Illrtlipluoo of Koljort Hums.
UU llnlcri O , Ingertotl.
ThouRti Scotland boants a thousand names
Of patriot , klnc and ixser ,
The noblest , grandest of them all
Was loved and cradled horo.
Hero lived the gcntla peasant prlnco ,
The loving cotter kln # ,
Compared with whom.tlio greatest lord
Is but a titled thin ) ; I
'TU but a cot roofed In with straw ,
A hovel raado of cloy ;
One door shuts out the snow and storm ,
One window greets the day.
And yet I stand with In this room
And hold all throne * In scorn ,
For here , beneath this lowly thatch ,
Lovo'9 sweetest bard was bora.
VYUaln this hallowed hut I feel
Like ono who clasps a shrjuo.
When the glad lips at last liavo touched
The something doomed divinol
And here the world through all tbe years ,
As lone aa day returns ,
Tha tribute of its love and loan
pay to Itobert Uuriul
OKLAHOMA'S FIRST NEWSPAPER.
Tlio Oittlirlo GotU | > , u Ulttlo Slicot
"Wlilcli Acts Up to in Title.
The salutatory of the Guthrie Getup ,
the first newspaper publibhod in Okla
homa , breathes the air of the free and
"Wo prance into the field at the head
of the proccbsion. Praise Jehovah , all
yo good people , and let the praises re
sound to the measured stroke of our now
job press. Ah , there's the rub ! If you
do not give UH job work wo must go baolc
to our wife's folk. This would place us
in a wretched fix , for wo are not mar
ried. This last statement , " adds tha
editor facetiously , "is particularly di
rected to single women who hold corner
Then the policy of the paper is briefly
outlined in vigorous language. "Slioufd
any man even as much as kick his dog
wo will give the public an accurate es
timate of the motive power usod. Pafe-
tors , free of charge , can look tit onr
devil , and the W. C. T. U , in hereby ap
proved. The correct weight of tha
newly born will be given. "
From a peculiar phase of the situation
the "long felt want" paragraph is miss
ing , but the editor -presages much for
"Our Washington hand press is in
soak , und this accounts for the postage )
stamp si/.o of the present edition , as it
had to bo printed on our new job press.
The next issue oxpoctB to put on en
larged und more dignilied punts , and
then wo 11 make things hum until GuUi >
rio is a manufacturing capital of 100,000 ,
A auspicious and lugubrious note fol
"Funeral notices will be published at
a discount of 00 per cent. "
The rural loculetto column fairly
teems with scintillating brilliancy.
"Our streets are being laid out.
Thank heaven this cannot bo said of
"Uncle Sam stopped the Rolling water
at the little village of Oklahoma. Poor
fellows ! They will now have to drinls
"A few lying pups are reporting stor
ies of free llowing blood and numerous
killings. The whelps know bettor.
Tlioro hasn't boon a man killed in Guthrie
rio Hiuco the 2id. !
"Tho first Sabbath in Oklahoma was
n quiet and orderly ono. No real estate *
business was done , the gambling games
wore postponed until Monday morning' ,
and no one was killed.
"Tho first fire in Cuthrlo was the
burning of Marshal Jones' tent. The
writer had a rlllo stock badly scorched ,
and this curiosity rollo is now for sale.
All relics of the conflagration now on
bale at the Getup office.
"An excursion from Arkansas City ,
Sunday. That's proper , boys.
"We have throe banks , but one is a
sand bank. Hu ! Hat
"Jonathan Bowers la the flrut sub
scriber. Lord bless him. Come forward
"Guthrio has no flics on her.
"East Guthrie boasts the fullest claim-
holder in the west. She halls from Chicago
cage , sings like a lark , and will make it
hot for jumpers. "
Rhft WaMt't a 'On I or.
A Florida gentleman dreamed a fovr
nights since that an allgalor hud him.
lie had often hoard that it you would
gouge them In the eyes they would tura
you loose. So ho proceeded to stick his
thumb into the all gator's eyes , Uo
awoke Instantly from tha screaming of
pain from hU wife , when ho found that
ho had almost nut both her eyes out.
She claims ho dia it oti purpose and re
fuses to become pacified. She is mod
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