The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.) 1862-1899, October 23, 1885, Page 6, Image 6

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Corvallis Weekly Gazette.
Every : person living in a period .of
which, he can say, "all of which I saw
and part of which I was," must be
amazed on reading a great deal of the
stuff written of that period by a later
generation, and finds no difficulty in
the way of fully crediting the remark
of a writer that "history is made up
of falsehoods agreed upon as facts."
Oh! stranee inconseauence of vnnf n
When days were lived from hand to mouth,
And thought ran round an empty ring
In foolish, sweet imagining.
We handled love in childish far '..ion
The name alone and not the nnaainn
The world and life were things so small,
Our little wit encompassed all!
We took our being as our faith
For granted, drew our easy breath
And rarely stayed to wonder why
We were set here to live and die.
Vague dreams we had, a grander Fate
Our lives would Mold and dominate,
Till we should stand some far-off day
More godlike than of mortal clay.
Strong Fate! we meet thee but to find
Taking the country as
colored people die out of every 100,
000, while the proportion of white
men is only 1,474 in the same number.
This shows a prevailing lack of endur
ance on the part of the blacks, but
this is mere than made up by their fe
cundity, especially, in the southern
siates where the climate is mild.
i A soul and all that lies behind,
awhole,!, 28 We lose Youth's Paradise and gai
A world of duty and of nain.
The English Illustrated Magazine.
One of the most remarkable features
of the late Minnesota State Fair was
the good order that prevailed. On
days when there were twenty-five to
thirty thousand people present there
was not a single altercation or angry
word, or a single complaint of rude
ness. As parson Jasper says, "the
world do move."
am I,
Emory A. Storrs,thenotable Chicago
lawyer, who recently died, did not
have sufficient property to pay his
funeral expenses notwithstandinghis
large practice and large fees and his
family would be penniless but for the
generosity of friends. His manners
were easy, his life free, his comrade
ships genial and rattling, and the result
Three hundred Mormons arrived by
steamship in New York. The converts
came from Germany, Scandinavia and
England. All paid their passage and
brobght money,,with them. Several of
the women were very good looking.
They were informed that they were free
to. leave the party, but only one of
them, an English widow, remained in
New York, all the rest going to Salt
Lake City.
83 V '
Mr. Edward Atkinson a Boston
statistician has discovered that the
average American citizen spends 60
per cent, of his income for food, leav
ing only 40 per cent, forrent, clothing,
sickness and all other expenses. His
idea is, that the cost of food is dispro
portionate and should be curtailed.
It may1 be doubted whether his figures
are correct. If he had said food and
drink, and had included tocacco in its
various .farms tlisre would be no
question asregards the sixty per cent.
or even a larger proportion.
The battle of North Point, of the
war of 1812, has been celebrated for
many years at Baltimore, by the sur
vivors, who have annually; sat down
to,a sumptuous feast, afterwards re
freshing their memories by song and
story, of the incidents of the affair.
There are still five survivors, but this
year only one was able to be present,
.James R. Murfred, aged 90, and he, as
sembling himself at the accustomed
iplpee, devoured the dinner in solitude,
after-which he participated in a local
celebration of the event which it is in
tended to perpetuate.
A letter from S. M. Blake, of Bellows
Falls, ?rtS the veteran astronomical
student, makes claim to the priority
an the discovery of the new "Star of
-the East," which has lately excited so
antlCh interest, anfl also makes a par
tial and plausible identification of it
with the Star of Bethlehem. Mr. Blake
had been, scanning the. heavens for
some time, expecting to find this star,
which was first seen as Harvard Uni
versity, Mr.. Blake found it a few days
later. He-expects this star to become
.a -conspicuous object in the heavens in
the course of a year from now, equal
ing the planet Jupiter in brightness,
and then, after a little, begin to wane, i lo "t onlce 'eayng
, , ' , A, , most broken-hearted.
.ana iuter two or tnree years Decome
lost too view, not to be seen again for
Anoiier long period 61" 3l4 years.
The New Jersey legislature of 1884
passed a bill forbidding the sale of cig
arettes to minors under the age of 16.
The penalty for such selling was fixed
at $20 for every offense. The object j left supoverTshed that sL had
oi tne measure was to stop tne exces-
From the Youth's Companion.
"I'm not good for much,
The question was asked playfully,
but the young man sitting at the
j breakfast-table, from which a red-arm-;
ed girl was carrying the dishes, threw
! down his paper, and springing up, said,
with a flushed face,
"No, Dick, you're not good for any-
"Come now!" was the angry re
, sponse, and Mrs. Barnes hurried for
i ward nervously, for it seemed as if the
two brothers would fight.
"It's a fact. You are living on us;
i you are lazy and you're almost twen
ty years oid," said Tom, the eldest.
"O boys! boys!" protested the wom
' an, holding out her hands. "Younev
; er quarreled in your life. Don't be
: gin now!"
"It's time he heard the truth!" mut
tered Tom.
"But. mother, haven't I tried?"
, asked the boy, turning to her, and his
! voice trembled just a little.
"You know, Tom, that Dick is deli
cate." pleaded the woman.
"ies, and that s been his shield long
enough, 1 should say. Me s not too
delicate to go to all the merry-makings
and eat nis snare, and when he gets a
good chance in life, he don't know it
I'll never try for him again, never!'
and out he went, slaming the door be
hind him.
"I don't see what's got into Tom!'
said the widow, distressfully. "I nev
er knew him to act so before."
"Oh, it's been in him some time,''
muttered Dick, hoarsely. "Ever since
he got acquainted with the Mosses
That's what's the matter."
"Do you really mean it, Dick?"
"Of course I do. He likes Miss Anne
and he wants to marry and settle
down. I'm in the way. I wish father
had lived, or I had died with him."
"Dick, darling, don't talk so!"
"i say i do! L.verytmng was going
on ust right. 1 liked my studies, and
meant to make a man, though in a
different way from Tom. He likes
hard work, and can do it. I hate ev
erything but books, study and law.
1 don t see why Tom should be so
hard on me. I'm trying my best
Lawyer Bates said that in less than
two years I can make my own way."
"My, poor, dear boy! You are do
ing your best I know you 'are."
"Yes, you think so; you feel so; I'm
sure of your sympathy, but you see,
Tom wants me to be making money
He begrudges me the food I eat, and
thinks 1 am shirking, and trying to
get along without work, lie never
said so before, but I have seen it of
late. I can read it in the way he looks
at me.
"My dear boy! try not to mind
it!" said the widow distressfully
"I havetried;laughed at his hints.and
swallowed my chagrin. liutl can t do
it any longer, my self-respect is hurt.
All is, I must throw up my place with
Eiawyer Bates, and go out to Oregon,
and buckle down to hard work."
"Dick, I never will consent to it!"
said his mother, growing pale. "You,
with your delicate constitution, to go
away so far from home, from me,
when you have always needed to be
watched over and cared for! Try not
to mind Tom!"
"I havedone so, mother, but I can't
j pretend to try any longer. Tom wants
j to be married to the silliest girl in
j the family, too, because she has' a
i pretty face and dresses so stylishly. I
! suppose he's not to blame; he's twenty
1 five years old, and doing a fair busi
ness. It's only I am in the way. He
has tp help me to clothes, you know,
and of course my board costs some
thing. I might as well say yes. The
journey will do me good, maybe, and
there's a chance to make money. It's
a new place, you know."
The conference closed, and Dick went
to his office, leaving his mother al-
It was such a
change from the tender care of her
husband, to dependence upon the
strong, self-willed man whose word had
begun to be law. And it was embar
rassing to feel that before long she
would only be second in his heart and
home. For he called the home his,
though his mother had bought it with
her own money years before, and fur-
nisnea it herself. But now she was
ly, turned on his heel and left th
' "Come to his senses at last," said
Tom, reflectively, yet with certain un
easy twinges, as he remembered the
most unnatural brilliancy of thedark,
pathetic eyes, so like his father's.
"Pshaw! it will do the fellow good to
knock round the world a little. He
has been tied quite too long to his
mother's apron-strings. And as to
law there are too many lawyers al
ready. He will thank me before the
year is out, and mother, too."
Dick broached the idea to his friend
Lawyer Bates, who tried all in his power
to dissuade him.
Mounting a Dromedary.
From Loring's "A Confederate Soldier an
This is accomplished as follows: A
Bedouin by divers jerks first succeeds in
coaxinsr or forcing the animal down on
his knees, with a snap like that of
double-bladed jackknife. Yhila one
holds his head awav to keep him from
biting, another ties his fore-legs to
eretber. and then to secure them stands
upon them, inviting yon to mount and
fix vonrself in the exeerabla saddle. In
the meantime the dromedary is utter
"You've the making of an excellent ing the most agonizing cries of distress
lawyer in you," he said, "and you are Suddenly the Bedouin looses the strap
aive use of them by boys. It is now a
year and a half since the bill received
the governor's approval, but not one
asef the carrying out of the law has
been. reported. ' Itliaabeenpractically
a dead letter ey-er since its passage, as
it ought to be and will be wherever
enacted. Such laivs are not ex
actly "sumptuary laws," such as
are prohibited fty theeonstitution,but
they are not very dissimilar, and can
not be executed. If the use of cigar
ettes may be prohibited to minors,
why not tobaccx in any form, the ex
cessive use of confect ionary, coffee and
many other things that are not bene
ficial to "even children of larg
er growth."
means to pay the taxes, and her health
was poor.
If Tom would onlv wait! Rut. nr-
I Tom believed that Dic k was lazy; that
nits studying law was Dut a iarce; that
he should bb no more exempt from
hard work than himself. And he had
just .had such a splendid situation of
fered for him, that it angered him be
yond measure when Dick declined,
"gentleman Dick," as he sneeringly
called him. Besides, he did wish to
marry, but would not while he fancied
Dick an incumbrance.
That night the brothers met for a
few moments; the mother was not in
the room.
"Have you written yonr friend in
Oregon?" asked Dick, and something
in bis handsome, intellectual fciee re
buked hi.s elder brother ho an
swered, "Xo; I shall write to him to-nic;ht."
'Tell kim liuixeo'z" said Dick, short-
getting along wonderfully. If you will go
off so far, why don ' t you wait till you get
your diploma? That 's thebusiness you
were made for."
But all the talk did no good, and in
wardly calling him a fool, the man
turned to the papers oefore him.
How could Dick tell him that he was
an unwelcome guest in his mother's
"Die in a year," the lawyer muttered
afterwards, when somebody spoke to
him about it . "The boy isn't made for
hard work, and he'll find it out."
The year passed. Tom had been six
months married, and had brought his
pretty, helpless bride to his home, hired
extra servants, and seemed as happy
as a lord. He did not notice the in
creasingpallor of his mother'sfaee, the
heart-broken look that told how she
missed thoughtless, warm-hearted, lov
ing Dick.
He had always made such a
pet of his little, gentle mother, and
now she felt as if she were almost for
gotten. Her son and his wife were
kind to her but oh, she wanted the
clasp of lovingarms about her neck,
and the kiss of a son, sometimes.
Her only solace was the reception of
the letters t.lia.t, eriTne at, first, pvpcv
week but of late there had been great ! without
gaps between. He laughed in his let
ters, but sobbed as he folded them;
she never should know never!
He had enjoyed the novelty of the
trip, and the new associations among
winch he was thrown, tor atime. The
work which he was expected to do was
entirely beyond his strength, and the
persons with whom he was thrown in
contact were rough and uncultivated.
He had been accustomed to delicate
and nourisning food; that which he
tried to eat was coarse, badly prepar
ed and nhholesome. Day after day he
labored from early moin till late at
night, leaving for his place of lodgment
so exhausted that the best meal would
have been distastful. As the weak
ness increased, he fought bravely
against it, and yet the longing for
home the almost agonized desire to
look upon his mother's face once more
added to his physical sufferings.
"That boy looks like a ghost," said
some one, to his employer.
"Yes; not fit for the business," was
his reply, "but the poor fellow is try
ing very hard."
"O mother! mother! I am coming
home. I must come home," he wrote,
at the conclusion of the year.
"I thought so," said practical Tom,
with a clouded brow, when his mother
read him the letter, her voice trembling.
"You made a baby of him for all time
he'll never be a man!"
Little bethought howprophetic were
his words! The next letter said,
"Expect me by the third of next
month at latest." The next written
in a strange hand,
"Dear Madam, I amsorry to write
you bad news. Your son was getting
ready to start for home, when he broke
down. He was never strong enough
for the work, and I told him so, months
ago, but he would not give up. There
was good metal in him but I think
he mourned too much for his home and
his mother. Just before he died, he
said, 'If I could only see my mother for
one moment, I could die happy!' "
Why need we follow the letter? Tom
broke down, for once, when the news
forced itself upon him. The mother
went rapidly to the grave, and to this
day there is a look in Tom's face, which
neither care nor bodily suffering put
there only consciousness t hat having
been his brother's keeper, he failed in
both duty and affection, and for the
rest of his life must pay the penalty
and bounds from the animal's legs;. an
other terrible grunt and yon discover
that vou are on top of this living ma
chine, waiting patiently further develop
ments, with your hands grasping the
horns in front. The animal raises his
foreauarters with a bound, and this
sticks the front horn into your stomach
while you are pressing upon it to keep
in a horizontal position; that done, up
pro the hind quarters with another jerk
and this time the rear horn sticks you
in the back. You are onlv too glad to
get the rear punch in token of the com
plete business. While the animal was
opening his hinges I was thoroughly
impressed with the dizziness of several
hundred feet. It is best not to strike
these beasts too much, for if beaten
they are certain to stand still and de
liberately turn their long necks and try
to bite a piece out of your legs. It then
becomes necessary to stick to them, in
order to avoid their fury, until, toy gen
tie patting, they are made to move on
amicably again. Their walk is rough
but they trot with comparative case
carrying the head up and tail straight
in the air, and looking very gay as they
rapidlv move along. With your sack
of water and leather thong they can
much inconvenience, travel
from 50 to 80 miles a day. But in mak
ing this swift passage through the
heated air, reflected from the burning
sands, you are literally roasted, and
this rubbing and twisting your loins
and galling your hands in the effort to
hold on, makes dromedary riding
painful operation to those not accus
tomed to it.
The Course of True Love.
From the Heraldsburg (Cal.) Enterprise.
It was one day last week, and in the
city of Cloverdale, that a wedding had
been given out to take place; all the
necessary preparations had been made
and the guests had all assembled, when
lo and behold! it was discovered that
the license had been issued by the Clerk
of Mendocino county, in place of So
noma. It had so happened that one
of Healdsburg's ministers had been en
gaged and was on the ground ready to
perform the ceremony, and it can be
better imagined than described the
consternation that was produced when
the divine informed the contracting
parties that a marriage license issued
in Lkiah was not ust the proper au
thority to perform the marriage cere
mony in Cloverdale, as that burg hap
pened to be in another county. At
this time the dinner was almost on the
table, and many of the guests
were standing on their tiptoe of ex
citement, and what was to be done
was on the tongue of every One. The
thoughtful minister informed them
that it was only three miles to the
Mendocino county line, and when that
point was passed the existing docu
ment would assume legal authority.
As soon as these words had fallen from
the minister's lips a rush for the livery
stables commenced, and teams follow
ed teams in quick succession until all
the guests were on flying wheels in the
direction of Mendocino line. When
this was crossed and a friendlv shade
had been found, the party alighted
and the happy couple were made one.
Then all returned to the place where
the tables were loaded with the ehnir--
eat dainties of the land. A lasting ex
ample was impressed upon the minds
of those present that three miles make
a wonderful distance when on the
wrong side of the county line.
The Cholera.
From the Boston Traveller.
A noted German physician predicts
that the rhoiera, which started in the
south of Europe, will extend over both
continents. Thirty years ago the same
prediction was made, but little heed
was taken to it. The Spring of 1854
was similar to the spring of 1884 late
and cold. The cholera reached New
Orleans some time in June, swept up
the Mississippi river to Cairo, divided
there and swept on in the direction up
the Ohio river to the Wabash, then fol
lowed the Wabash river and the Wabash
canal through Indiana and Ohio till it
reached Lake Erie. Prom this point
it swept onward to Buffalo, Niagara
Falls and Detroit, decimating many of
the cities and towns along its march,
causing business to be suspended and
putting an entire stop to work on the
great railroads then in pro
cess ot construction. At Ogdens
burg, on liake Ontario, or
rather at its outlet, the St. Lawrence,
it received a check. The seaboard cit
ies which suffered so seriously in 1832
and 1849 escaped. The cause and
the course of the cholera are alike
mysterious no satisfactory explanation
nas yet been given. That it exists is
sufficient- But that it can be staved
in its course and checked in its progress
by timely precautions is equally true
August and September are the months
which in this latitude it finds its great
est feeder, and too much care and pre
caution on the part of those who control
the sanitary department in oar great
cities can not be taken. An unobstruct
ed flow through the sewers and drains
is one important measure for prevention ;
the constant cleanliness of the streets
another, and compulsory cleanliness en
forced in quarters where the population
is dense and ventelation poor, still an
other. It would be surprising to those
not familiar with the subject to know
what foulness can arise from a small lo
cality in a large city to spread disease
and death through all its territory.
Cause of Pneumonia.
Pneumonia, with rare exceptions, ex
tends from the lungs to the lining mem
brane cf the chest (pleura), and hence
is really pleuro-pneumonia. Its seat is
not the mucous membrane of the bron
chial tubes, as is that of bronchitis; nor
the general substance of the lungs, as is
that of lung fever, but the air cells and
the neighboring minute tubes (bronchi
oles), which are wholly destitute of a
mucous membrane. Sometimes it is al
most an epidemic. It often attacks
more than one member of the family.
Pleuro-pneumonia among horses is a
very contagious disease, and has some
times gone through the land, bringing
ordinary business to a stand still.
What is the cause of pneumonia?
One medical writer says that "neither
colds, bronchitis, pleurisy, asthma, nor
any other lung affection induces it;
that, in a large proportion of cases, is
not referable to any obvious causative
agency, that, when it appears to follow
exposure to a cold, it is probable that
this acts only as an exciting cause, co
operating with the action of a special
What is this special cause? This
question has received no answer until
recently. German investigators of the
highest character believe they have at
length found it in a microscopic para
site, thus placing pneumonia among the
germ diseases. The parasites are oval,
generally go in pairs, and, unlike all
others, enclose themselves several to
gether in a capsule.
On cultivating them out of the body,
insulating them in a fluid, and injecting
a little of the fluid into thirty-two mice,
all of the mice died, in from eighteen
to forty hours, of pneumonia, while the
blood showed the peculiar parasites
with their characteristic capsules. Ex
periments by means of inhalation exhib
ited the same results. Different inves
tigators -seem to have confirmed the
Later experiments show that the
lungs of animals which have died of
pleuro-pneumonia contain the same
parasites in large numbers, and that
the disease is necessarily the same with
pneumonia in man. Youth's Companion.
Hotv i,e Demonstrated the Superiority oC
American Horsemanship.
James Robinson was probably the
king of the trade. Joseph Wheelock,
the actor, who was the boon compan
ion of the rider, once told me the inci
dents in the career of his friend during
a visit he paid to England about fif
teen years ago. Robinson had been
engaged at a salary of $2,000 a week
Eeminis csnces of Harry Ford.
A 'Rt.a.v fin"liiior l,imeslf rwil-c-
seated in the office at Ford's Opera- to ride m Afitley's royal amphitheater
house, and Mr. Harry Ford in a vein of
reminiscence, led Mr. Ford's mind back
a score of years to the events attending
the assassination of President Lincoln
at the Tenth Street Theatre. "The day
of the assassination," said Mr. Pord,
Booth came down Tenth street to the
theatre, and stopped there to read a let
ter. I can very well remember seeing
him sitting on the steps outside. I told
him then that President Lincoln and
General Grant were coming to the
theatre that night. I said that Presi
dent Lincoln and General Grant would
occupy one box, and added as a joke to
tease him that Jeff Davis and General
Lee would be in another box. He de
nounced General Lee very vigorously
for having surrendered the sword of
Virginia. That. evening, after the per
formance began, he came to the theatre,
and as he passed the office box, he looked
into the window, and, putting his arm
through, placed a cigar which he had
partly smoked on a shelf inside, and
said, in a mock heroic bombastic f urioso
" 'Who e'er this cigar dare displace
Must meet Wilkes Booth face to face.'
"Then he passed into the theatre."
"Did he ever return for the cigar?" t
asked the Star reporter.
"No. Those were the last words I
ever heard him speak. He must have
said them to mislead us, for his plans,
it soerns, were already laid and it was
part of the plan, as I heard afterward,
that Payne was to assassinate Seward,
Atzerott should kill Johnson at the !
Kirkwood House, and Booth shoot the
president simultaneously. So he knew
jnst what he was going to do, and how
much time he had."
"Later iu the evening," continued
Mr. Ford, "we heard a pistol-shot in
the theatre. Joe Sessford and I were
in the treasurer's office. We thought
at first that it was the pistol fired by
Asa Trenchard in the play Laura ;
Keene was plaving "Our American Cous- i
in London. For four weeks before he
arrived he was heralded as the great
est bareback equestrian of the age. To
amuse himself he took over with him
a team ot American trot
ting horses and a light buggy,
but neglected to bring such
horses as he would need to ride. The
oversight rather ast onished the English
managers, who thought their contract
of course included the furnishing of
horses. Robinson made light of the
matter, and said he could break the
animals to his liking in the fortnight
intervening between his arrival and the
date of his debut. There was nothing
left for the managers to do than to
swallow their disappointment and pro
vide him with horses. These he re
hearsed day after day at the circus
with skill and assiduity, but to find at
last that they were beasts -far inferior
in intelligence to the Kentucky
thoroughbreds with which he was ac
customed to deal. Thenight of thefirst
appearance of the American champion
arrived. The great building bearing
the historical name of Astley was
packed to suffocation to see the per
formance of the reckless rider from
over the sea. Robinson had, how
ever, in the short time allowed been
utterly unable to train the English
horses to his acts, and as a conse
quence was at a sad disadvantage in
what he attempted. The best features
of the acts, including the- vaulting, he
failed in. The audience- hurried his
exit from the ring with hisses-. A more
dismal fiasco could not have awaited
an artist. The Englishmen naturally
took keen delight in the failure of the
American, whom it was announced
would eclipse the best exploits in
horsemanship as illustrated by
English and French riders. The
disgrace humilated Robinson to the
dust. That very night he went to the
manager of the circus to- release him
from his contract. "All I ask," he
said, "is that I may be retained in the
establishment on the salary of the
tumblers with whom I will, appear at
each performance unannounced. Then
I want the privilege of practicing in
the morning." The manager, glad
enough to be relieved from the heavy
cost of the bargain, accepted the con
ditions. The next day Robinson had
disposed of his trotting horses and
in' ; but then it struck us as a little too j vehicle, as well as other traps and
early in the evening. We opened a
little window that looked into the
theatre, and saw Booth crouching on the
stage with a knife in his hand. Even
then we could not tell what had hap
pened, and no one seemed to know. We
thought at first that some one had in
sulted Booth and he had pursued the
man across the stage. A few minutes,
which seemed an hour, passed before
the whole terrible truth was known."
"You were among those who were ar
rested, were you not ?" asked the Star reporter.
I was arrested, I thmk, on the Sun
day following the assassination, and
taken down to the old Carrol prison,
fronting upon the capital grounds. I
was treasurer of the theatre, and mv
brother, James R. Ford, better known
as Uick a ord, was manager. My
brother, John T. Ford, who owned the
theatre, was arrested at his home in
Baltimore after his return from Rich
mond. He had run down there to see
our uncle, mother s onlv brother, Mr.
Wm. Greaner. Nearly evervbody about
the theatre was put under arrest the
carpenter, the assistant carpenter, the
property man, and others. Nearly
jewelry, until he had enough to pur
chase six horses of the best blood at
tainable, none of which had ever been
ridden in a ring. The selection of the
animals occupied some time. When
at last the troupe was completed he
began breaking them to his business,
a task which required great patience
and an absolute insight into the
nature of the beast. Weeks passed.
James Robinson, who had in the mean
time been the butt of ridicule, was for
gotten. Nightly he was turning flip
flops in sawdust with a pack of mounte
banks, some of whom did not know
that among their number was thebest
rider in the world. About the time
that the menials about the circus es
tablishment began to whisper that
they guessed that "blarsted Yankee"
could ride a little bit after all, Robin
son called on the manager. "I wish,"
he said, "that you would bill me to
reappear next Monday night. If I
don't succeed I'll pack up and go home.'
With more than a misgiving the
posters were pasted up over'
London's dead walls. Again there
was an unusual throng to have their
sneer at thepresumptuous fellow whom'
everybody thought had long before
r irrtno KonL- Knr rno 4movififtn m?iHo
related to Booth was arrested, and the j vv i u 4.1 i -j tu.
Virginia and Maryland farmers along tSl
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assisted Booth in his escape in any way,
by harboring him, giving him food, or
shelter, or boats, were arrested, and
they were all sent to the prison where I
was. So we had plenty of company.
"Did I enjoy it? Well I would not
have missed the experience for a great
deal. It was a rare mixture desert
ers, bounty-jumpers, and prisoners of
state, governors, legislators, and men of
every station. Still, it was rather
rough the first week. We were kept in
close and solitary confinement. Each
man had a room by himself and was not
allowed to leave it or to see any one.
remember that when my brother
was brought m I saw him in the yard.
The guards would not let me go to him
or speak to him. After John T. was
arrested his family came over from
Baltimore. His wife applied to Secre
tary Stanton for a pass to go to the pri
son and see him, but Stanton refused.
There we were left alone in onr dun
geons in dreadiul uncertainty. J. re
member the day of the funeral cere
monies at the Capitol. I could see
nothing, but could hear the sJlemn
booming of guns, the dismal beating of
muffled drums, playing dead marches,
and the steady tramp of leet. That
was not very cheeriug music for our
ears. We did not know but the
people in their excitement would mob
the prison and lynch us, for some of
the men arrested had been stoned in the
street. Our fare was coarse prison
food, soup and beans and dry bread.
Even this experience had its comic side,
We used to have tin cups, and every
evening one of the prison guards would
come through the hall, roaring. Cups,
cups, yon scoundrels.' We had to pass
them out to him. After the first week
we had more liberty, and really had a I
very jolly time." Washington Star.
which he gave threw the house into-
an ecstacy of delight. The way he
vaulted on and off t he backs of the fly
ing steeds -electrified the frigid hearts
before him. Recall after recall made
him famous in London town. The
newspapers rang with his praise and
spoke of his previous failure as a re
markable reminiscence. The Astley
people were glad enough to renew the
original contract to retain the Amer
ican rider, who returned home two"
years later, with a European reputa
tion and fifty thousand dollars to boot.
Syracuse Standard.
One thing to the credit of Kansas
City is that she is the only city in this
country of 100,000 population that has
no professional base ball club. The
grown people of this metropolis are too
busy to sit in the sun and listen to eigh
teen men quarreling with an umpire.
Kansas City Journal.
Development of the Trotter.
When Flora Temple trotted a mile1
in 2:18 3-4, remarks the New York
Herald, the achievement astonished
the world. This was in 1859. The
mare was looked upon as a wonder,
Few then believed that a mile would
ever be trotted in less than 2:15. It
took eight years to lower the record
of 1850, and down to 1874 the best
time made was 2:17. In thatyear the
record was reduced below 2:15 by
Goldsmith Maid, who scored a mile
in 2:14.
It was then generally thought that
the limit of a trotter's speed would
prove to be 2:10. But Maud S. had
not yet made her appearance, nor had
Jay-Eye-See. The former brought the
record down to within a quarter of a
second of 2:10 in 1881, and three
j'ears later the latter reduced it to
2:10. The prophets of the turf made
bold to predict a mile in 2:09, and
even 2:08. Maud S. has rapidly low
ered the fdrmer figure, and now Presi
dent Edwards of the Cleveland asso
ciation, expresses his conviction that
the wonderful mare can trot in 2:07
under favorable circumstances, and
Mr. Bonner declares that it will not
surprise him to see the prediction verified.
The Corner Stone, Masonic onran,
says that Sir Moses Montetiove wag
"the foremost brother and most
ardent advancer of the craft.''