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THB BEND BULLETIN.
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BUND, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1908.
Sentenced to Pour Yours
; in the Penitentiary.
ai.lOTT QMS SAA1I. '11:1
Jury Deliberates IS Hours 11 ml finally
' Convict the exShrlffCBe
Will tie Appealed.
. p Sam Smith. cxhcriffcif Crook
County, win fomiil guilty' of t lie
tiiiiujng of J. N. 'Williuiuson'ri
.tlii-iii In 5 plant, anil Iiiim Ik-lmi mm
tenced by the court to four yvum in
the penitentiary. 'Vfm nrmimem.s
of the ittlorneys were dived lust
Saturday cvcuhig. The jury tc
tired ut 8 o'clock unit ufler deliber
ating about 15 hours rtrl ttrnt-it n
verdict of utility last Saiiilny m
nbout noon. The defendant'-, tutor
licytt moved for a new tri.il. which
was denied by the court. The ewne
will te amwalcd to the Mip'eme
court, but it it generally believed
(hut the decision of the lower court
will bo Mitiiiued.
I'.lliott, who confe,,ncd mid plead'
cd uullty, was given n sentence oT
four vein in the penitentiary The
Uidictmcul ugalust the .(ycupold
yon of the cx-shcrifnfor assisting in
cutting Williamson fence wan ilia
missed. The taking of testimony Itcgan
On Tliitrwluy of laid week. tflliott
of course was the principal witness
for the prosecution Regarding
the destruction of the shearing
phut, F.lliott tcsttficil substantially
ns follows, according to the Prine
'Mr hrallh ht uU that WilllaniMU wai
crn-utlng ui uo ele anil that r mul ut hi m
mI ititini tin Ihr il'r 111' IwtnlHg m.
ilunr Htilh unit I Maitft fium lilt lain oil
rMHt-Uwlc mulllt Moilfht two IkiIIim olrtxl
ll ami h,'kl mi nnt wlhf ro ml tmt lhthcr
In iiiKkt Wr ruomiltil tnir hoiMtiiHl n
out ihrwiib mllh'a lurr iil llir Va until
Mare ami uiiWMkirap errk. ami llarhtafn
in llir hxtH( iUnl Mmtlh IM Juwu flora hla
!. hamlnl l tilt if In, ami ci,t ami acl lb
kuHMbMhit. Then Ik Mkl tpu rrt ilown atnl
s iter lain I not odnir hmw. hamlnl hint the
r-ina went tulnlti bain ami aratUmt II con
...Uwril '! ell tille imr the w1ui,
tuilnl m Ai Itf piece l famllt rliollh had
given in lc 1'ium me iwin wrwrmmim
hearing 4iul hinilh gut ulT hla huiae hitenn.1
mi tin, uuiMliifua llir hllr I hfl't hla hgrf.
,nr laariiie Hie wUlilliii , rwlr aiouu.l
lilll Mllr awlileHU loiaiiICIm1tfl irr. Jul
tMy II uiiluOic CiooVift llri Icllima, ami If
IhimkI (HJuMr laick by Ihr bull J, iiien
livH.tl llcir or MDaialtil fur a way, anil
lih m HP 'Hl I he bull lo c II the tit
win biMHla. rtmaiklnra, heitM M, I .ton I
4Ml In ban U, nial,e nwtbr till" up liu to
ShI,)i I hi, )a(i '
"Tlnir M,r naalfnanra At III the luailni
Uhi n4 bmHbula lhal tlil Ihr main
(blait at y niutl il II I MMI auwrlhln(
alunl tlla(iKIIrint Wrlillt tell hmnh In
w!mIk4 w wrnl lttk. anJ lit wnt 111 ami Ml
II b.i Ri. Ihl lime til a lt( that mi unl III
tackinii naal, mvmic, aa herauiecwl. Ibal II a,
lllll than a.iy 01,11 J. Y Wtul llOHIC by an
Imtimt tuMle. I
ConccriiitiK tlip burning of the
Williamson ttheep cmnp two days
later the witness said that he and
Smith took a lot of squirrel poison
and concentrated lye mid some salt,
arid Marled for Williamson's sheep
camp. Hcforc they left Smith's
home Mrs, Smith pave them some
lard to put on their bunds in case
thev should Ret the lye on them.
At the cump Smith Btnrtcd the fire
in the tent, while Klliolt held his
horse outside. They then scattered
the salt with the squirrel poison ami
lye In it around the sheep corral.
Hlliott also testified nbout cttUiuK
Williamson's wire fence, and said
he (Kllloit), Smith nntl his sou
did the job,
Several other' witnesses were
called by the Strtte, nmoiiR them be-
iiiK Sheriff Frank KlkitiH. Sheriff
Klkltis introduced ns evidence the
coal oil bottle found in the barn; n
piece of bridlc-rcln later proved to
be Klliott's; and also cans that had
contained lye which Is supposed to
have been minced with salt and scat
tcred on the sheep range. The
bhcriff's testimony was given to
corroborate Hlliott 's story,
Mrs. l'JIIiott wo a very strong
witness for the State. Shu tcstliicd
that her husband told her about
committing the different crlules,
She testified that Smith had said lo
her, after her husband's arrest:
'lie (Smith) uM lit naiiUil la talk lo tnc lie
atVrU where Lark waa n4 I tol.t him that lie
IiaiI tout to towu Willi the alinlir. Well he aalU
iloiilltl lhal wony you, t will no down aiut
rt him oui all itBiit, w wilt gel the Ut law
f ei tin the atate out here iiidl wilt appear uu
lie other aide aealiul lilm ami wilt net him
kinila ami it won't coat lilm auytblni IHiu'l
yon worry about that. The moat tiuioilaul
Uilii l uvt Itf meiitUu my name t Wwt sfttr
DENIfiS IT IN TOT0.
An nrttclc appears In Tucailay'i Tele
urnui ill which I". 1.. l'erkln. mrrr
iMiinli'lit fur that tintirr. stale that one
tit tlie Juror biltlie Hinltli trial, K. C I
I'mikIh, Ii klullnl MMrinriit mccihIiik
"HoiriiiAil" J11I111 SUI'll 11I imiiiK Ihreit
In'onlcr to lifthwc lilnt to vote fur con
vlclloii, f 1 1
Mr. Ktclill, wliu liy thfc way wit, nut
the (ofrmmi, vnteri n vlK'iruua ilriiltl nf
tne en.iriir lie miiu to rue iiiiuetlii.
"It wa' the foiiiiiimi tfllk of the Iomii
ilurliicMlic trlnl tint there uouhl he 11
htnif Jury, wntil to tlut effect even linv
ln ifiirlin! the juror tlienitelvc It
t ncnonllv Mlvvril that one or more
of the juror IiniI Ik-cii 'flxnl,' Writ,
when ihejiiior tetireil the flrtt hulloi
teaultril 7 to 5 for eonvlcilon; the ecoml
0 to l noil finally after more or lea ill
Clladon llir Imllnt alfxxl Id to 1 III favor
of conviction, I'ntixli' IioIiIIiik out for i
hunir Jurv or elw ritilltal, Ifercfiiteil
to'nriiae or iiroducr any remuna fur IrM
tanll, (cnulnlilK ntiwilutely kIiiih lid
IiMiIhk on like a ilii to n root for dia
BKtcciiipnt or tcoiilttnl, Tlut m IiU
mle mul ntily ttAinl n liune jury or c
quittnl, I'lnnlly we all cot tired of tlntt.
U'e were rrndy to vote for ncipilttnl if
hr ciilc allow iu tlmt he wmi rilit
No! lie hil iioaruiiientf. llealtiU'
n hump on loi ami only reiterated hi
dcinanil for illu,i;icciiiciit or acquittal.
Not only tiiytelf hut the other rnuci
with hln and tried to net him to tuck top
hl MaihIivhI allow u, wherein we were
wroiiK, Imt he wouldn't even olTtra
ainule aruiitncut, I'lnnlly 1 told urui
Hint it had liecti Mild the jury lud been
'flied' and I Mleved he w the mn.
Now. he houM either i:lve aoinc reaxiu
for the land hetuokorwc would ire
what the jtnlcr had to My nlxiut it. Tint
w faramy fo-cnllol 'threat' Went.
Later the Juile w akel to repeat hi
liiilriiflloni, alter which I'atiKlit ami
the other man, I' W MeCafTcry of, Itel
tnoiid, vuted for conviction.' I, nor no
one rite, had the ttluhtett dealre to in
tlmldate l'aimht All'weltVcd n'tlut
he kKc ii wiinc reason for hi Utnl,
"I'auijht wy he w luilorflht of lit
riht ok a juryman, and that'l liitiml.
daterMilni. Why, thai man h been a
juror In Crook county for o ycjir, I 42
year old, and an Intelligent man. Ill
entire itory piepoiteiou. ami 1 be
lieve now more than ever tlut he had
tven tampered with."
"I'crkin. the correspondent. y he
had an Interview with me, which I ah
Milutely untrue, lie wanted an interview
Imt I refuted to hate n Word to y.
whereupon hr Mild, 'I have it any Way,'
and proceeded to relate oma of the pro
crcdlii; of the jury room, new of
which lud leaked but Mimovay. Ill
cntlic retort 01 the trial contain a Wit
a much truth a did the report which
he started around l'rinellle that I urn I
taken I'auuht down and chuked him
the Jury room."
that plow, r itkl not timl II but II nude r,uud
tacuw I iton'l ul 10 be aetn tatklnc lo you "
Kegardlug a conversation be
tween Smith and Hlliott that she
overheard, she said:
"That on Saturday Ufoie Ijirk'a irreal on
TuUy Mik lolit bin, that the liatka hl
U,n fuJuiKtil iluwn Ibiouih hla aiur ami
loniaiHMiw ir Kmimaaia.-i.arii. you anew
Ullrr than lhal. We tIM not come wIlhlnTi
mile of that way I dan I eaie. though, what
they My. fKfllicy caul piove anylhlm Tial
biMl'taln I, na evidence I will (o to luwn and
ahuw what Wltlumvm laitolni, aud put dlee
(til bit into people beada.
The accused man and his wife
iS-ycar-old daughter and son were
put on the stand by the defense
They entered a general denial to
Klliott's story. Smith was given a
gruelling cross-examination by the
prosecution and made a poor wit
11 ess for himself, according to com
mon report. Mrs. Smith aud the
daughter and sou were not cross
examined to any extent.
The reason for these crimes, the
Stac maintained, was because pf a
bitter feeling between Smith aud
Williamson because of Williamson's
refusal to buy Smith's ranch.
AUTOMOOILn ON STAQO LINH.
Will Run Dally between Ualslit's and
The llcnd'Madras.Shanlko r,iv
cry & Stage Co. will scon have an
automobile running over part of
its line. The machiuc is now in
Portland aud soon as repairs urrive,
it will be brought out aud put on
the run. The auto Is a 50horsc
power machiuc and will carry 1 1
Tlie automobile will Ik? ttscti d?,
tween might's station and Trail
Crossing. While an exact time
schedule has not yet b.eea made qut
it is cxt-cctcd that stages will leave
Shaniko each evening after the ar
rival of the train and get . to
Halc-ht's about 9 o'clock, where
passengers will lav over during the
night. They will take tlie automo
bile the next morning at 6:30 and
run to Trjdl Crossing, from which
place to fiend regular stages will be
used, arriving at Betid about 3:30
(Continued ou page U.)
COUNTY NEWS NOTES
Bulletin Reporter Find
Much of Intcrcsf..
ITEMS PROM POUR SECTIONS
Happening of the Nelghborng Towns
Reported by Our Lnrto Staff of
KkdmoND, May lo. The a;rvl last
wrvk wrrc inottty i1eptturei. Till
week It I cluiiKcd aft-ilut I.ait week
Mr. Irvin left to join Don in I'uchto,
Colorado, The vomit; man wrote from
llirtt) tint he felt a Uioui;h lie w not
tick at all. VVc would lie much pleated
to hear of Ills feetlnu that way all the
Out family ofOakes went back to
Miniiraota, They could not ell their
place there aud lud to look after it per
Mr. Ilauer and family went out with
C. W. Mumn koIuk to a suburb of Port
land win m he ha work.
So mut h fur departure, I. I.. OIImoii
went to blianlko to niect hi mother,
who I here vUltiri)' from Indian. Two
more famllie of the Spencer genus are
late comer. That makes four families
Mr. Ilanten's brother came in from
Hhaulko ou alunk's maio, kIuk (he new
MldUw nil tor one better in that line.
He will help J (). this summer.
Word received recently from J. H.
Umli, of Kock county. Nebraska, ttc
that he, hi son DeWltt and 11 ncli-hbor
llopkln, all ineii of family, started a car
from there 011 the jril. Mr. Hopkins
amies with the ear, the others taking
the paiKneer. They expect to arrive In
Shaniko Turiulay niiiht where W, II,
I-ouil, aud M. IC Indes will meet them
with four wagons, fuo teams In the
car with those going in from here will
probably finish the whole thini; up at
A week ago tsdsy the attendance at
Sunday school wa 71, Not so Ixtif for
the little town upon the desert is It?
Next week lltere will !c 110 services
iiwinc to the school oIiik In 11 body to
attend the contention at I.aldlaw.
Several of our cillicus weie visitors at
the county capital this week tome of
them voluntary and others per force.
They all came hack with the exception
of T. W. McCaJTcry and C R. Mcllllu,
who ta)cd as jurors.
Mr. and Mrs Stewart will toon be at
home oil the H, I.. Iersou place west of
When V. II, I,atnb cot news that
other tamhs were coinlii! he went to
work ami rented the J. Ward lfArader
Iilacc northwest of town ami now it is
:eeping him, hustling wittering all three
rlacc and getting them ready to crop.
The young folk' Sunday night meet
imt are well attended. Vc don't know
lictlicr it is C. H or 11 U. as we hear it
cdllcd both league anil Hudcavor.
A meat market has been opened in
towu with II. I). Spencer in charge.
ionic on now aim buy irvm meat every
Word received here seems to indicate
that 51 r. (.ate will soon be back from
Portland with his family to occupy his
puce iioriucasi 01 town.
Nothing doiuu- in the water tine today.
We understand a check is lielng put in
the l'llot Ililtte canal north of toyn.
Claude better look out a thu women
will all be after him if he turns the water
oil ou wutlt day.
lieu McCaffcry has made arrangements
with Mr. Milferto take charge of his
lumber business ami contemplates leav
ing here. We should lie sorry to hnvc
lilm go ns we have enjo)et pis and Mrs.
llcniiic's stay with us very much.
Our educational house warming wilt
take placo on the night of the 33rd In
stant when the new schoolhouse will be
dedicated. I'or oursehes v,c lime t
elm trees for bcaullfviug thu grounds
when tli,c Imard is ready for them.
And now comes word tlmt Mr. Wright,
the democratic nominee for county judge
Is our old neighbor wIioumm! to live ut
the west end of Cliuc l'alls bridge, in
stead of the other Wright with the
transposed tultials who lives up the
Mrs. C. R. Mcl.alliit and mother were
l'riueville visitors tli first part of the
week. They are now nt home uud Mrs.
I I Welch is visiting there.
And Inst, but to the writer Hi most
important of all, Mrs. Park is belter,
anil sat with the family at the dinner
table on Saturday after being oil her
back for three weeks, Part of this letter
would have been written for last week's
paper but for the fact of her sickness.
House work, farm work, family mid
county correspondence) all at the same
time wns too much for ths correspondent
and as a consequence all Classes sufTercd.
it. C. I'ARK.
UoSLANn. MaV It Mr. mid Mri.
Wk Mayfield anil son Qcorge, who re
cently moved from up on I.lltlc Rtver to
n ranch over east of Klamath Marsh,
were hi town Tuesday and say they
think they will like their new location
pretty well If the builnr cm) tit the
James II rod y of the forest servtre is
itatloued at ICoilaud and li-( fitted up
Ini: M-curltiH (Inner for n road tctltloii.
Tllp rfintl Ia If, i-v I lntt nrmam lilt, ,'!..
ml will leo.ve the main road at the norilij
end of Mr. Allen'r. plice. A count road !
tnrouKU mere win lurnlili a
nig Kivcr lor inc many new settlers if
There I considerable travel passJnr
through Koaland these day
Mr. Hightower arrived In KosUtitj
Sunday with Ills wif; and daughter, Mm.
Smith. Mr. Smith .relumed home
Monday Mr. and Mrs. Hightower wiU
... ..V ... ..." .
live up near me mill.
Uc Caldwell arrived with the last
load for the sawmill latt Sunday .and
has left for a load of freight for Ilogue
Carl V.. Wise ha gone to help John
Harrison into hla ranch with Ids cattle,
Mr. Harrison has hail them fed out near
Silver Lake this ln winter.
Geo. Ootlelb of Silver Lake brought
In the stage last Sunday nd laid over
Mr and Mrs.SteVenson and family
have returned frOm I'rincviltc wh'ere Mr.
Stevepson was called as a' witness.
D. A. l'lnlcy lias retunied from Trine
vllle, Inkling? at Gist.
Cist, May ia,-There will b- an en
tertainment at the Plain View school
house at Gist on Saturday eve, the
33rd. Come otic and all.
Mr. Hardy Allen and LcsterGlsl went
up to Ilcnd Sunday on busiuca.
W. K. Cook, democratic candidate or
county school superintendent, wa In
the Gist neighborhood one day last week
locking after political matters,
I'.ber U. Mossie and Lester Gist re
turned from the Klamath country Fri
day, where they went some two weeks
ago with a band of cattle for Alex Davi.
Tney my stock look well and plenty of
lid. White has his baler to work at the
Roberts llros. ranch on Squaw Creek.
He say they have about 40 tous to bale
There arrived on the nth. Inst, at the
home of Mr. Prank Zumwalt a baby girl
Mother and babe doing nicely.
Charles Deniaon and Mart Wilt of
Sitters were in the Gist neighborhood
yesterday on business.
Mr, McCormick of Laidlaiv was a
plcasau caller nt Gist' today.
Tbuaxo, May. 13. Windl Windl
Wind) Wc have been gcttiug some like
our sister countries.
Rev. Lonthcr of Trail Crossing was in
J. H. WImcr and G. W. Ujrxlyke re
turned Sunday from rrincvilte where
they spent the week on the jury.
W, J, Hightower was down from Rot
land alter the balance of his sawmill.
He seems greatly elated over his pros,
peels iu the mill business at Rostand.
C. L. Wimcrm.ide a business trip to
Demi lait Saturday.
Tout Ryan stayed over nleht in
Tunisia last night, having come down
after some steer that had strayed away
irom tnc aicatiow raucii.
Mr. and Mrs. Will tlaker made a trip
iu iieiiu 011 iiuiiiicu yciiemay,
Messrs. I'ullinni, Scoggins and Clark
have been doing some extensive work on
the Snow Creek ditch and will soon have
it iu shajve for the season' irrigating.
Tp Mako Rain In Sherman.
C. M. Hatfield, the rain maker
whoopcrated in Sbermau county
last year, will return and try his
luck again this spring. Hither Na
ture was with him or there is some
tiitug iu nis claims tor tuere was
plenty of rain at the proper time
last year. The Wasco News says;
A telegram from Charles M. Hatfield
brought the news that Mr. Hatfield will
be on the ground by or before May 1 to
commence his. rain precipitating opera
tions. Mr. Hatfield did not succeed in
fulfilling his entire contract in the given
length of time this year iu California.
His kucccs was, however, great enough
that the farmers felt like remunerating
him to the amount of fiooo. The
farmer iu the ncfchborliood of Crows
Lauding are locking fqrward to a bumper
crop iuc coining cavou.
Catholic Church Announcements.
Rev. pother Ilickcy, wjjo is in
the Paulina couutry, anuounces
that he will not be able to reach
Uetld until Friday evening. He
will come ou the Prineville-Dend
stage aud will officiate Saturday
morning at 7:0 o'clock, when he
wishes all the children , t'o be on
There will be High Mass on Sun
day at 10 o'clock and Benediction
ot tlie ulesscu sacrament and str
thou iu the evening at 7 o'clock,
father Hickey will probably be in
Betid also on Mouday and Tuesday.
Catbon .paper for said at The
Bulletin o-ice; 5c a sheet.
A CITY Of THE DEAD
' Rtirinl rirnnnrlc
SYRACUSE AND ITS HISTORY
A M. Drake Tells of That Ancient
City, of IU dlory and (Jreatness,
and Final Dowrifalf.
You can well irns-jnc thc in
terest1 that attaches inthe vicinity
of 'this eventful city (Syracuse)
Tholigh not much is still to be seen
abov'c the ground, it here is much
beneath the surface, both speaking
figuratively and literally, We
stopped at the Villa Politi, a tourist
resort iu tbeold suburb of Acradinu,
overlooking an old lutom'ia which I
will describe later. t This section ol
the ancient city is now a bare rocky
slope with scarcely a particle of
soil e-ccept the dust from the ma
cadatnicd roads, which is generally
in the air. Hardly a vestige re
mains of the former city Uvea
the stones of the lallen buildiueiH
;a sou limestone; have disinte
grated with time and blown away
The ground or rather the rocks
arc honeycombed for mites with
tombs and seputchers for buried
bodies and niches for the funeral!
urns of those cremated. These
had been marked with inscribed!
stone tablets, now gone. For
a thousand years these graves have
been ransacked for money, jewelry
ana valuables olten fouud iu them,
until now the ground is literally
puteu wmi noies irom wtyjcu even
tlie bones have disappeared.
Some of the tombs were quite
large, Having served or entire
families, but the former occupants
have been dispossessed, and families
or flesb and blood now occupy in
their stead. Beside an old road
where deep ruts of chariot wheels
were visible, we were shown some
tombs, beautifully carved in the
.solid rock, which were claimed to
be those of Timoleon and Archi
medes, but their bones too were
gone and we wondered whether
it would not be safer to be buried
unpretentiously thau in a magnifi
Syracuse is not only a dead city
but a city of the . dead. At the
little cAirch of San Giovanni a
young monk showed us down into
the old catacombs, which extend
for miles upon miles, explaining
that there were still two levels below
us, aud over two milliou people had
been buried there, someoTthem
250 years B. C. With the average
ollife at 33 years a city of a million
population would in 1000 years ac
cumulate quite a few graves.
When these are carved out of solid
rock, they are quite enduring even
if bones are not, and one can get
some comfort iu knowing that at
least the bole will be there to te
member himself by.
Our first visit was to the private
garden .of the Villa Landolina.,
wliere a hundred years ago was
dug up, tlie statue ot Venus, now
in the museum and considered one
of the three finest extant. From
there we went to the Latomia del
Paradiso, where acres of stone had
been .cut out to a depth of a hun
dred feet, leaviug irregularly shaped
pits. Here the dust of ages has
settled and, sheltered from the
winds, luxurious vegetation has
sprung up. Trees lift their heads
even above the surface and im
mense vines cover the walls, mak
ing fautastie parks.
In one wall of the Paradiso is
the "Kar of Dionyslus," a curious
hole 210 feet deep, 75 high and 35
at the bottdm, tapering at the top
like an S, nt the end of which was
a small hole opening into a rock
chamber from which a passage and
a stairway led to the outer world.
The story goes that the tyrant
Dionyslus frequented this place to
listen uuscen to the conversations
of political enemies imprisoned be
low and to thus learn their secrets
and conspiracies, since the slightest
whisper was readily heard above.
He tfiw Hi(it may. .J,hir -place: has
most re.niHf kn'i(HtVcuriwii properties
Wordn rpokl'n'iA tfit rnfrance com
Hack In w?iolvwle ivhtks A fine
lan'on a'pieceofipaper wus return.
Iilce a pisiol shot and the rattling o
the bolt on tbe'fetice gtc becami
.1 To;ir of.c.iiluon Here we had r.
remarkable exhibition. Among
lie vWtrtrs wai a peasant woman
wbo Wnisomc manner excited the
wrath 01 fie (.ustodc who ber-nf.
diluting her at the lop of his IuokS
rctrnrdlcsH of the reverberations
comfrlg back like gaitllng gufr
turned loose At first we were
amuhcd, thinking it was a part b;
the performance, but vert soor
undeceived when the rttrifie
woman rushed from the place" l
.ill the hidden furies were chasinf.
A lew steps only from the Para
diso was the Grettc fcatre where
scats for 24 000 people were carvcf
out of the solid rock. Here had
lecn held the: public councils of th
city, here had been given the play
unci pocnu? of r.rcek literature, anr
here too the citUens sat on tha"
momentous day of the naval Sghi
and bebtld the most slupeiltlbu
and realistic spcctch ttver sees
from the .seats of any Ihcahe.
Almost across the toad wast-e
Ronun arapitheatrc of later day
built in shape of a oval pit wit I
ats ajl around it. when beast am'
human beint-s. or gladiators again
tiladiatiirs' could fight it out am
die for tbe mere amusement o.'
thousands of inhuman beasts win
thundered their applause. Beneat
tlie feats were tunnels or zalcnc
where the animals were
admitted through gates to tbe pit
An aqueduct conducted water
thither to wash the blood and re
fuse from the floor, while in the
center was a great cistern, coverex
over by sone slabs during a per
formancc, in which were crocodile
kept to eat up the bodies thrown
them afterwards. These two
theatres so close together well illus
trate the difference between the re
fined tastes of the Greek and tbi
barbarous brutality of the Roman
Near tbe ampitheatre was the
ruin of the Grand Altar, 650 feet
long, erected ,by Hiero II, when,
every year a prand sacrifice wav
offered of 450 oxen in commemora
tion of the-expulsion of the tyrant
Thrasybulus from control oftfk
After witnessing the .unset from
the Greek tlTtatre, we went back to
the Latomia dei Cappuccini by th.
hotel to examine it first by night
Here the 7000 Athenian prisoners
hud been confined for eight months
to languish until death by psstilenct
(engendered from filth und putrefy
iu bodies of their comrades') finalh
released them. The quarry covercu
acres and acres of irrcgularlj
shaped excavation 100 feet deep,
leading where the stone cut easiest
or was of better quality. We de
scended a steep stairway aud groped
about iu the darkness, passim
front chamber to chamber through
tunnels or narrow passages and
into great caverns. The place was
grown up with trees and bushes
luxuriant foliage aud enormous
vines, one of which was large a
my body and climbed clear to tin.
top, clinging to the wall, over
which it spread like n waterfall
dropping over the edge.
t certainly was a spooky place. Crop
ing around iu the shadows, we conjure
up thoughts of the thousands who tun
perished there. Surely it was no spo
for a superstitious trigger. I'or a wliili
we were practically lot, and thought o
shouting for some one to come and gtticL
us out. Once our nerve got a decide '
shock, from the shrill shriek of a pea
cock in a tree over our heads, which a
that hour aud place seemed uneartld
The next day wc again visited tin.
place in noomlav sunshine, to find i
one of the most beautiful parka linagin
able, full ot flowers anil fruit tree
though certainly wienl aud fantastic
There arts some halt doieu of these larg
latomiae at Syracuse and a number o
smaller ones, but the Cnppttccltil is tin
One afternoon we drove around tli
harbor to tbe little ruin Anapo, alonj.
which the besieging armies lud fount
the malaria so disastrous. There we g i
a boat, and went up the pretty littli
Cyauc, which Is fringed with papyrus,
brought there from Kgypt. 1 he next
morning we drove four allies out to flic
old fortress ol ljuryalus sunuouutiue
rock at the extreme point of the cU
walls, and key to its fortficationi. Alou.
(Continued ou ptfic 4.)