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   Republican-Freeman, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1888, Waukesha, Wisconsin                               WISCONSIN. LONG AS THE TIDE SHALL FLOW. the tide shall XJpon the barren strand 'Shall men walk to And stretch forth yager And murmur names on trembling And watch and for coming as the tide shall flow. as the tide shall soiwBTi bowing Shall mourners bring their With chant and prayer and mournful And hearts shall and eyes grow dim- Long as the tide shall flow. as the tide shall flow Sall heart to heart be And over scoff and blow Shall triumph in that mighty faith That falters not at life or death- Long as the tide shall flow. Long as the tide shall flow Shall cheeks be wet with The soul be sick with And through the sad years Shall count life's wild throbs one' by While weary feet move blindly on- Long as the tide shall flow. Long as the tide shall now Shall hope within the breast rise from all And whisper and And over and tears and night Show gloamings of a coming Long as the tide shall W. in Y. Observer. STORY OF A MAN-WOLF. His Successful Battle With a Hyena. lie Is Canglit in a ami Escapes From o. Clubs Three Nfitivca to Vt Death and Wounds Tvro While with the animal-hunters in the jungles and foot-hills to tho north of Benares we heard of a man-wolf. On two former occasions we had re- ceived like but had given lit- tle attention to them. The supersti- tious natives of India have many strange beliefs. One of them is that a brother who has murdered a brother- turns into a and roams the jungles one hundred years as a pen- ance. While they hold this animal in fear and as well they they reason that if he is an- other relative of the family must take his place and serve out tho remainder of his sentence. while they would talk to us of these mon- they were always very careful not to locate them and bring them into danger. AVe had long before an ado up our minds that there was nothing- so very queer in- finding a wild man in tho jungles of India. Children are carried oil by semi-wild men or by wild animals almost and even the civilized countries have their wild men roaming through the forests. Wo -were willing to pay a round sum for the capture of a man- believing he would turn out to be only a wild but at the same time a greater curiosity than a gorilla. Wo had been making1 our head- quarters in u village for several baiting our traps for hyenas and hav- ing natives on tho lookout for ser- when ono mid-afternoon I got into a hammock slung between two trees on tho out-skirts of tho village and dropped oil' to sloop. My two white men were already asleep in hammocks some distance and .such of the natives as were not out for were lying by to pass the heat of tho day. There wove two or tlu-oe children playing at the door of a hut near but making little or no It was as quiet us if a spell had been placed upon every inhabitant. I had not slept over half an hour when a mos- quito bit me on tho cheek and started mo up. I lay on my right and through tho meshes of tho hammock could see the edge of the about forty rods away. The children were still at and were- a hundred feet nearer tho jungle than I was. Almost as soon as -I opened my eyes I saw a dark object leap from the cover of the thicket to the shelter of a single bush on tho cleared Ifc looked to mo in the brief glimpse I had like a gorilla. I measured tho leap after- ward with a tape and it was twen- ty-three feet. I did not start but rubbed my eyes wide open identify tho strange creature. It had cowered until I could see nothing but a black and it was two or threo minutes before it moved again. Then it suddenly leaped into bounded for tho children exactly as a monkey and before I could call out it hucl seized a little boy about two and a half yearns and was retreating with him. It was on its hind both arms around tho and running1 with great swift- ness. The body was naked and but I was convinced that it was that of a human being. I yelled and the creature whirled -raised the child on with a shrill scream of dashed it down on tho baked earth with terrible force. Then r it shook its fists at tho villagers s warm- ing dropping down on all bounded away into tho jungle. We found the child gasping its last. That fling had broken almost every bone in its body. It was not until the villagers were convinced that I had seen tho creature and was assured of its identity that tho head man acknowl- edged it to be a and that it had long been a menace to the locality. It he his who had killed a brother fifteen years before. As the creature had now killed three against whom it eeemtsd to have a particular and as its presence menaced the safety of the he would give his consent for us to seek his capture. I helped him to reach this conclusion by a pres- ent -valued'at twenty and by agreeing not to give the matter away in any otttw village. The first thing to be done was to learn the habits of the creature. He was known to and almost every thing else that came in his way. He but no ld say ae seen prowling around at all hours of Vne day and night He was very and and it was doubted if one of the tiger cages would hold him. We decided to tempt his and to this one of our cages was placed in the and the door so arranged as to shut t the creature in if he but entered. But he took no notice of the or if he did it was to fight shy of the suspected Twice in three days he was seen on the borders of the evidently bent on further and the natives finally found a path which the used in going and coming from a water hole. As soon as they came in with the we started out to set a different trap for him. The steel traps to catch wild animals have no and the jaws come together in a way to give one a leverage on the other. I have known of a full-grown tiger being caught by the foot and firmly held in a trap ho larger than theTxfys set for mink and rnuskrat. We replaced the chain with a half-inch rope made of native and as soon as a suh- oble spot had been selected we exca- vated a buried the trap out of and then bent down a sapling and tied the end of the rope to it. This sapling was held down by a trigger which a sharp pull would release. When the trap had been set no one could detect any thing suspicious around the and we felt certain that -the creature would get into trouble if he passed that way. When we could do no more we retired to the about a mile away. It was about sundown when we and we were just in time io see a wonder- ful proceeding. A large and. savage- looking hyena came out of the jungle and sniffed and snuffed and growled at us from a distance of about twenty rods. We refrained from for fear the reports would frighten the man-wolf and while a hundred of us stood gating at the beast another object suddenly appeared. It was the same creature I from the ham- mock. is the moaned a score of natives in and at least a dozen oC them slunk awuy into their huts. But the man-wolf had not come to dis- turb us. lie had evidently been track- ing the and he was there for He bounded over the ground with great and the hyena did not suspect his approach. The last bound was a tremendous curve in the and as the man-wolf came clown it was full upon the hyena's back. He uttered a terrible scream as he and the hyena gave vent to something like a shriek. They rolled over and over on tho growling and but the fight did not last over sixty seconds. Then the man- woll sprang shook himself and uttered a yell of and after threatening us for a couple of minutes re-entered the jungle. We went out to the body of the and its con- dition gave us a strong-idea or the man-wolfs fighting powers. One ear was torn both eyes plucked two legs its tongue bitten nearly off and it had several horrible gashes in the belly. It was plain that the creature was a match for lion or and we began to feel very uneasy. By tho advice of the head man wo built several extra fires and kept a sharp lookout. fellow is evidently very an- explained the old man. are white and ho is not pleased at your coming. Perhaps he has been told you are hero to capture Avho could have told had a cousin who was turned into a vulture for striking his and another cousin who was turned into a serpent for cursing our faith. Either ono may have carried the man- wolf the news.11 Wo placed sentinels on tho watch when ready to turn but everything passed quietly until about midnight. Then a succession of shrieks and screams and roars brought every woman and child out of with a bound. I had no other thought than that tho man-wolf had seized one of the but as I leap out of the hut one called to you have caught the beast in your It was a as I have told from tho village to the spot where wo had sot the and yet the screams seomod closed at hand. When the news wont round that there was no the village soon quieted but there was no further sleep for any one. Whether caught or the creature seemed fastened to one local- ity for the remainder of the and of all proceedings I ever knew a wild beast to indulge in his were the worst. Ho had a voice as strong as a and lie was not quiet for tw minutes at a time. He lamented and and the wind brought us every sound. He still had a full head of steam on when daylight and after a hasty breakfast a party of twenty of us moved in his direction. He probably heard us for his auger was freshly and pretty soon we could hear him tearing at the bushes. I am free to say that the first sight of the caught by the hind foot in the and hanging head downward from swaying took the courage out of rac sooner than as if I had met a tiger face to face on the path. He.hung about three feet from the and as far as he coiild reach in every direction he had pulled up the bushes by the roots. He was as supple as a and could dou- ble himself up and reach the strong as he he could not spring tho jaws open and release his foot. There was a foot of chain be- fore he could get to the and the way he bit on that chain made us hold our breaths. Had it been of soft iron I have no doubt he would cut it in two. He had been caught when we first heard him scream and had been suspended for over font hours. You would have thought he would be exhausted with pain and but he was not. As soon as we came near him he made such tremendous efforts to get or to got at that all the natives fled in terror. We could do nothing1 with the beast until he had lost his strength and and we to the village and left him hanging.- All that day he yelled but every two or three and all that night we heard from htm. at intervals. On the second morning he was still but late in the after- noon hunger and pain mastered him. We brought up a got three or four ropes around and finally made him a prisoner. His foot and leg were terribly swollen and he made but little We now had opportunity to look him over. He was certainly a man- a native child had been carried off when young and brought up with wild beasts for twenty years or more. This creature had a hu- man face and but the body was covered with coarse the teeth were the hands out of and he had learned to go as a four-footed animal. He was indeed a horrible looking but the worst feature about him was his eyes. No true wild beast ever saw through a more ugly pair. There was a villain- ous squint to them and the balls seemed to be aflame. We were con- gratulating ourselves on his easy cap- ture when the head man 'Wait a bit. Wait until his strength returns. You will never get him aw ay from We drew the cage to the village and gave the captive food and water. He readily accepted and his conduct was as humble as we could desire. He was biding his however. On the third day he minutely examined the construction of the cage and tested every bar. He did this when he thought he was unobserved. On the fifth day he to snarl and growl and show his and on the sixth day we started off with the cage being dragged by twelve natives. Every thing went well up to when we stopped for a rest and a bite to eat. As all were sitting down the man-wolf suddenly sprang out of a corner where he had been seized a bar in either and with a tremendous effort wrenched them out. One ho retained for a weapon as he leaped to the earth. It was so sudden no one was prepared. He did not seek but and before we could pick up our arms and open fire he had killed three of the natives and severely wounded two others. He was still laying about him scream- ing with rage when one of the white men gave him a charge of buckshot and ended his career. He had struck only single and yet each ono had been enough to cripple or kill. But for our guns he would have killed every man in the Y. Sun. AMERICAN CANDIES. VARIETIES OF CANAR1 they Are Said to Be Much Better Than Imported Antiche. there are fashions in confec- tionery just as in every thing and the trade is said a well- known confectioner in response to a OF GENERAL INTEREST. facts About the Sweet Little Songsters Not Generally Known. many varieties of canaries are asked this reporter. 'There1 s the St. tak- ing its name from a small village on the summit of thoHarz the Belgian or long breed coming principally from Ghent and Brussels. The latter is of a most pe- culiar and its when at should conform to a right a line from the crown of the head to the tip of the shoulders should form one and a line from the tip of the shoulders to the tip of the tail should form the other side of the angle. Then there's the English can- embracing the Norwich or deep gold the London the gold and silver the Scotch the the Manchester or and these different classes are subdivided by cross-breed- making other varieties of lesser fame. French canary ia another spe- but that variety is merely an ex- tract of the Belgian bird. Cayenne- fed while not in themselves a distinct species of are the latest fruits of scientific and deserve to be classified. In the earlv stage of the growth of feathers the canary is fed with cayenne pepper mixed with its regular food. In the little quills supposed to be young but which are really tubes in which blood the color- ing matter for the feathers is made. Food especially prepared is now for and any one by taking their bird in proper make it a beau- tiful orange color.11 you know how the food is asked the interrupting him. Take the best quality of cayenne a heaping and add one finely grated hard-boiled egg and an equal quantity of grated bread. Mix the whole thoroughly together and sprinkle with pulverized sugar. Commence feeding the bird when it- is seven or eight weeks and after a period of two weeks1 feed- ing the orange colcv will be surely set. 1 'There is a variety of canary known as the the fancier its origin is like that of a common chicken. The oniy thing 1 know of in its favor is that it is a hardy bird.1' there any truth in the statement that canaries can be taught to pipe a ventured the reporter. canary may be taught to whistle a tune if when young it is taken away from other birds and the tune played or whistled to it several times a dav. Canaries have been known to but such birds are very rare.'' do you do when your birds are taken doctor of course. I have here about twenty-five different and as soon as one ails 1 make an examination and physic him accordingly. There is one other kind of bird I want to tell you said the bird man. strictly a it is closely allied to it. It is the being the offspring of a canary and almost any other small seed-feeding bird. It is usually of a very brilliant a fine songster and very Y. Press. presume there are new styles al- ways coming yes. Since 1 have been in the which is more than thirty there have been many changes and great improvements made. And some new fad is continually taking hold of the customers. When I first started in the business there was noth- ing like the variety of goods kept on hand in the best establishments that are now seen in the ordinary retail store. We use to have plain wintergreen and the lemon nnd mint and then the square sugar kisses with a verse of two or four lines done up in the wrap- per were a sort of fancy goods. Then there were burnt jujube rock and cocoanut pea- nut sticks and molasses taffy. It was pure and wholesome. It is a question in my mind whether the change to fancy goods has been any real but the public de- mand change and we have to meet i their desires. All the fancy goods used to come from and there was comparatively few sold. About twenty years ago butter scotch came into the market and at once had a great run. All the girls had to have butter scotch. Then marsbmallows put in an caramels came next and chocolate creams and other chocolate goods followed in quick suc- cession. The French combinations of sugar and flavoring that melt in the mouth have been imitated in this country until there is scarcely a production from the other side that is not and I think I may safely say made as here. The so-called French bon- bon seems to take the but the American manufacturer has improved on his foreign competitor and in- creased the variety of combinations. The chocolate creams are made with lemon and a variety of flavors. Cream mints made with many flavors and walnut creams seem to be having a special run now. In the chocolate goods appear to be taking the lead at the sale of these goods having doubled in the past five years. Every season brings out some new chocolate combination. There is a great variety of jelly choco- lates and nut chocolates. Soft creams which are made of nuts or jellies coated with highly-flavored delicious confections which melt in the are having a great run. There used to be an idea that all fine goods were French. The truth is that most of the fine goods sold by our con- fectioners are American. The French are principally conlined to almonds .and crys- tallized made more for display than to please the but on. real attractive pleasing to the the Americans lead the world. Look at this nut bar. It has held its own for several years and is still and now the new fad is nougat. It is nothing but eggs and though comparatively it is im- mensely popular everywhere. Every manufacturer has his own specialties in counter goods which have to be made fresh every few and the styles of which are always but they are not on general sale. the styles of confectionery are changing every but it is really more in form than substance.11 N. Y. Mail and Express. the small boy would fine little if any sport in playing -who's got the buttinV1 a These goods in Women's Misses1 and and then his Men's show up in Reynold's hand and ma- chine sewed. PROTECTION CONGRESS GAITER. Patented April Wov. and Nov. by Cyrus tdbby. ONLY TO BE FOUND AT GOVE'S. TO KEEP YOUR SHOES BRIGHT AND NEW USE Snake-Bite Victims in India. The returns for 1886 show that 134 human beings perished from snake bite in India. The number of cattle killed by snakes is returned at It is stated that snakes were and that rupees were paid by the Government as rewards for their destruction. The mortality from snake bite in Bengal is much larger among women than men. They are usually bitten in the early morn- when they go out unseen before either to fetch wood from the fagot stack or some other domestic purpose. During the rainy when nearly all the rice fields are un- t- dor the snakes take refuge on the higher plots of ground on which the villages are and they hide themselves in the little wood-stacks and granaries in the court yards oC the not they take up their abode in the house where they are allowed to dwell with and are somes fed with milk on some unlucky tho wife treads accidentally on the snake in the and it turns upon her and bites her. From the bite of a full-grown cobra death ensues in a very few min- utes. .A7. Y. PosL A Curious Instrument. i It is a curious thing that the Italian or has not received more attention from music lovers in this country. Of course it is sold in the stores and you occasionally hear it in a minstrel but not one man in a hundred knows any thing about it. I have 'heard it played in aud the music from a quartet of the instruments is exquisite. Its range is but the quality of its tone when skillfully played is pure and queer. It has a pastoral re- minding one of piping and a classical environment. The ocarina is very simple. In shape it is some- thing like a pear or a small gourd. It is made of baked clay. Its range is about twelve notes. No instrument can be more easily for it al- most plays itself when one has mas- tered the and there are no keys nor any elaborate fingering to embar- rass one. The North Italian peasants use it constantly in the and when you hear ono of their peculiar melodies from a practiced quartet you wonder such simple means can pro- duce so beautiful a News. you want to disprove the' adage figures won't just go any resort and see them largo.turtle was caught in tfce Uau 01 air o .with the date 1810 cut in the shell on its back. i Connecticut colt is said to have been lound getting pears to eat by rub- bing Minsolf against a pear tree until the shaking brought down the which ho would and then return and shako tho treo again. Englishman recently lost a puree at a London carriage It was found by an eta-1 If is a good fihoe that will fit get ploye at the upon return- ing was rewarded with the thanks of the man and the amount of his cab 2s. 6d. soldiers have lately suf- fered from night-blindness an affection generally due to lack of proper food. An epidemic of this disease at a time when bread was the chief diet has been known to disap- pear on a return to animal food. the handsomest old.man- sions in the country may be seen in where they have stood with but little alteration since the early colonial days. A few of the houses date back to the seventeenth but the more imposing ol them were built just prior to the Revo- when Annapolis was the seat of a refined and wealthy community. is a great country. Twenty years ago a cow that would give pounds of milk a year was a very good sort of an but now comes a gentleman of Cuba. N. with a Holstein cow which has a tested record of pounds for a year. A brief study of how much a cow must eat to produce such a yield as this is Washington Critic. new in the line of di- rectory information is included in the list of names of the inhabitants of Plym- outh. Octogenarians and older peo- ple generally have their age stated as well their calling and residence. Presumably this is done consent of In they probably like for it is a weakness of man sometimes of when he reaches a certain age to brag of his years. tracing the gradual opening up of the African during the last hundred geologists find that the days of pioneer exploration are not yet over. A few patches of the surface have been surveyed with some of others we have a general and in others lines of travel have been run but there are still great in parts of the long-traveled Sahara are an absolute blank to civilized man. West End Horse Railroad of Boston is now the largest street rail- way combination in the having about 212 miles of and over ten per of the horses are counted as being off duty from shoeing or other and the balance of the horses average about twelve miles a day. A car day is estimated at ten to eleven and from forty-five to fifty and eight horses are allowed as the active force. the name of porcelain small white globules of porcelain are made in Munich. They are made to take the place of ordinary lead shot used for cleaning wine and medicine as porcelain is entirely free from the objection of producing lead which is often the re- sult when ordinary shot is used. Their hardness and rough surface pro- when greater adapt the porcelain shot well for quickly cleaning dirty and greasy bot- and as they are not acted upon by acids or almost any liquid can be used. California paper relates that as a train was pulling out from Salida a wild steer rushed upon the engine and a moment later was lifted by the cow- catcher and landed squarely on the platform. The steer hooked the head- light into pieces and then climbed on top of the locomotive. It fooled awhile with the and then tried to butt loose the whistle. The engineer had enough-presence of mind to stop the train and the shock tumbled the steer oft into a ditch. By tho time the train was started the maddened a-nimal had regained his feet and was following with the evi- dent intent of trying an attack in the but the train was too fast for him. Albany physician says Amer- icans suiter more generally from Bright1 s disease and nervousness than any other people because they sit down so persistently at their work. While Germans and Frenchmen walk and an American busi- ness man will go to hie take his seat in his and sit there all day wUhout giving any relief to the tension of the muscles of the back. The result is that the muscles sur- rounding the kidneys become soft and flabby. They lose vitality. The kidneys themselves become weak and debilitated. If business men would walk more and stand instead of sitting at their desks their health would be much improved. THE ONLY FIRST-CLASS HOUSE IN THE TRADE. i ALWAYS AT THE LEAD WITH FASHIONABLE SUITED TO THE SEASON AT PRICES UNDEK THE LOWEST FOR THE BEST GOODS. AT-GOVE'S. Here tre tave thing it ii LADIES' FRENCH KID turn patent leather tip. It takes and the men'tf southern tie attracts much attention as they promenade. In company here they are. f. SOUTHERN TIE YOU BUY CHEAP GOVE'3 HERB Ifl SOMETHING TO Please the A FIRST-CLASS KNIFE AND And if ihii does not please I It will not injure but and beautify your ahoes. This most valuable shoe dressing to be found at AT GOVE'S. The Depravity of Beggars. Habitual beggars are very much of opinion that they need no advice as to a better means of obtaining a living than the mode they adopt. In Paris a philanthopist has found this out. He enlisted the sympathy of shop keepers and merchants in his plans and he proceeded to unfold them to the army of beggars who have methodically laid out Paris as a men- dicants1 preserve. He had an audience of seven hundred and seven vagrants when h e began his explanation of a scheme for their well being and social but before he got through his listeners had 'for the most part de- camped. They had no mind to lead a life of slavery and toil on four francs a day. Some did accept but in three days there were only eighteen fulfilling their engagements. These were genuine the others were only human regarding them from the most cliariV e point of FULL LINE Latest AH KW NOVELTIES YOU BEST THE MUSI CALL GOVE HATS MD SILK CAMPAIGN SOFT AND STIFF- -NOBBY STRAWS. Everything complete in this line at GOVE'S. STOCK OF SATCHELS TRUNKS AT BARGAINS. LADIES' Shopping TRUNK SATCHEL AND SHOULDER This Great Special Store on'Main No. where you that is advertised and more too. find the Only First-Class House is and don't fail to call. The Goods and Lowest Prices. Wffljieeba v S-. M1   

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