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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - July 25, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioVol. Xxxvi no. 52. Wednesday morning july 25. 1877. Whole no. 2095. The Green vaults. A Coll ion of Fiema mosaics in let of the a a id Smiths arts not Only the Pride of Dresden but the wonder of . We extract the following from an account of a visit to the Green vaults at Dresden Given in Curtis Guild new volume of european travel quot abroad again a when one fairly goes in among the wonders of the celebrated Green faults it really seems As if the workshop of the fabled gnomes had been opened to View such is the wondrous wealth of Gold and gems and precious stones there displayed Ana not Only of value in themselves but made More so by the curious and ingenious workmanship bestowed upon them and As you pass from room to room and from Cabinet to Cabinet where Corlous a Bap a pearls Are used to represent grotesque dwarfs Ana rubies and emeralds Are wrought into Lilia tinn figures great Ostrich eggs into artistic drinking cups and whole fortunes of diamonds twisted into guttering and flashing semblance of feathers plumes and Flowers you can but amid continuous exclamations of wonder and admiration find that the thought will continually intrude itself As to whether the years of careful Tibor required to produce these results might not ave been let Etter expended or whether this wondrous collection of wealth might not be used to More advantage and service to Mankind. The Royal Palace which contains the Green vaults is an irregular old building enclosing two quadrangles. It was founded in 1534, and in the eighteenth Century was enlarged and improved by Augustus the Strong. In fact it seems As if one Eoutz scarcely look up any authority of museum Palace science Art or advancement Here that this grand old Augustus in his did not put the impress of his encouraging influence upon. At one end of this Palace is a Fine Tower said to be the loftiest in Dresden Over 300 feet in height % which i should have liked to ascend but from the Law of knowledge of the Tongue of the country or the custodians Lack of understanding of English and French we were unable to do so and contented ourselves with viewing the magnificent frescoes in the throne room which represents different scenes in the lives of great Law givers commencing with Moses and his tables of Stone and coming Down to Maximilian to and the splendid state Ball room which is decorated with frescoes of the heroes of greek and roman mythology and classical history. The Green vaults we found to be on the ground floor of this Palace probably so called because they Are not Green but were once decorated in that color. They consist of eight different rooms in which Are collected a most wondrous assortment of curious richest among them splendid carvings in precious metals. A statue of st. George Cut from a solid piece of cast Iron is a curiosity although Iron May not be classed As a precious Metal but in the same room Are bronzes of rare and Beau to Ful workmanship among them one by John of Bologna a Crucifix of most artistic design and finish also groups of the quot rape of Proserpine a a Bacchus and and statues of Louis Xiv. And Augustus the Strong and numerous other elegant figures and groups. Ivories. There is a room entirely devoted to the Ivory collection which contains some of the most wonderful specimens of carvings in that article i Ever looked upon. One is an Ivory cup Only sixteen inches High which is one mass of intricate carving which must have been the labor of years for upon it tire More Thau one Hundred distinct figures carved representing the quot foolish virgins a lamps in hand Lucifer and his Angels being hurled Down from heaven in every variety of attitude and the very features in the faces of these figures Are wrought out so that an expression is visible in each. A wondrous Crucifix wrought by Michael Angelo a Battle scene carved by the cunning chisel of Albrecht Durer elegant vases carved with figures in bas reliefs Hunting cups with scenes of the Chase beautifully wrought upon them elegantly carved sword or Dagger handles groups of the quot rattle of the centaurs a quot Hunting the Stag a quot the crucifixion quot amp a. Mosaics. Another room was Rich in elegant florentine mosaics carvings in Amber of crucifixes Angels. Madonnas and curious figures of animals and Flowers exquisite paintings in enamel including a Beautiful Madonna Ana ecce Homo wondrous works in Coral of Birds and Flowers and Heads a magnificent Chimney piece of Dresden China which was elegantly adorned Vitta various precious a tones agates Chalcedony and Rock crystals. Others contained great Ostrich eggs fashioned As cups end aet into pedestals with tracery and pictures wrought upon their sides some in a framework of delicate tracery of Gold that sparkled with diamonds. Rabies and emeralds Nautilus Shell cups their sides Brilliant with the hues of the Opal aet in elaborate framework of the Goldsmith s Art a Choice design upholding them As ship or vase or drinking cup according to the fancy of the designer drinking cups fashioned by the artificer into Griffins or dragons and seemingly into the most inconvenient shapes for use Ana two goblets actually Cut out of aut que gems and valued at 110,000 the pair. Gold and Silver work. Here in one of the rooms devoted to Gold and the size of half a letter Sheet a perfect Blaze of diamonds rubies and emeralds. The figures Are All elegantly a paroled with Rich Gold enamel rubles diamonds and costly chasing used on the Oriental Robes and the most delicate finish is visible in each of these Little figures even to the features of their faces and the sparkling of jewels on their sword Hilts. Borne of the figures wore Cut jewel Ana others Hod turbans of Cut rubies Ana emeralds. Here approaching is an ambassador with his officers in another place a troop of horse again an Eastern dignitary with elephants ethiopian slaves and costly retinue a party arriving in palanquin a whole supper party carousing at table and a tiny band of musicians playing st full blast upon their instruments troops of guards properly posted slaves sentinels and officials passing from Point to Point Over the Golden terraces upon their several duties. All Are beautifully wrought in the highest style of the Goldsmiths Art. Twenty years time besides i know not what amount of Money was expended in this Golden representation of curious wondrous and most costly and one can not help saying useless toy. M y first elephant. Silver ornamental work we saw a Pitcher and cup wrought by Benvenuto Celini splendid Gold Ana Silver wrought plates goblets pitchers Ana cups in exquisite design and in another room cups of Agate a per Chalcedony great vases of pure and Beauty Rock Crystal a Large Globe of Rock Crystal and the largest Pearl in . Which is the size of a bends egg and wrought into the shape of a fat bellied court Dwarf. A display of jewels of rare value and the magnificent regalia of Augustus ii., King of Poland a collection of Dresden porcelain with curious carvings in Ebony and other Woods occupied another room a perfect museum of astonishing workmanship. Caricatures. Another feature of the museum was a curious collection of caricatures of men and animals made from pearls and other precious stones a Man for instance with a body of glittering Ruby a quaint shaped Pearl forming his face and two sapphires Bis legs a great Pearl forming the body of a log a Monkey with eyes that flamed in rubles and Dia monds and a body that was of Emerald curiously shaped pearls sapphires agates or other precious a tones that would make you i Beans cond on a a bean tan Artl hell the i plenty i careful file boil co band Ana add it Occar try urn ail a i. Beacon laugh to see How these natural shapes had been adapted to cause them to become pot bellied Little old men re bodied Hunchback or Green dragons with Ruby beads and Diamond eyes or deformed dwarfs whose bodies were Worth a Small Fortune serpents that flashed in h11 colors of the Rainbow and peacocks that unfolded most attractive tails. The farther we penetrated the Richer and More wondrous grew the wealth. Huits of Armor that flashed with diamonds and Beautiful stones Retalia that were very heavy with rubies emeralds diamonds pearls and sapphires of marvelous Bril Hancy plumes of diamonds and necklaces of emeralds and Pearl a one grand necklace of great diamonds being valued at 9750.000 swords that in drawing you might grasp 1150,000 in the great flashing diamonds that studded the bilt the electoral a word of Bax any daggers that rivalled the most wondrous worn by Eastern princes and costly jewels that were enough it seemed for a nation s Ransom. Diamonds. In the room of the last of the series diam ads teemed to be shown in masses and other precious a tones to be a drug and Here arc Many of the most Are and in Terez tin specimens of jewels a the lamest Onyx known seven inches High and two Ana one half Broad opals of a size and Blaze that were fairly amazing the largest Sardonyx known which is six and a half inches Long and four and a Quarter Broad peruvian emeralds presented in in61, by the emperor Rudolph iii. Splendid sapphires one of very Large size the gift of Peter the great a Block Diamond a very rare and curious a pm two rings that belonged to Martin Luther the Crown jewels including one remarkable Green Diamond which is used As an ornament for the hat and weighs one Hundred and sixty grains and is Worth half a million dollars. Elegantly wrought works of the Goldsmiths Art Are also displayed Here among which is a costly lamp upon which is displayed the myth of acteon and it Tania Beautiful vases and drinking cups too elegant to use being simply specimens of rare artistic workmanship in precious Metala some were Mere contrivances designed it would seem to prevent persons from drinking from them. Many of these were wrought in 17% to 1728, by a celebrated Saxon artificer flu Gluger who waa the Saxon Benvenuto Cellini. Till crowning wonder in the Green vaults it the costly toy entitled quot the court of the great Mogul quot which represents the oct for y win to and Fand approach of troops and subjects who Are seen and Vanc Itig to in homage or bring gifts of tribute. The space occupied by that court and the Acton in Ilia about thirty six by fifty mochas. And the Nura of figures none of which is taller than ones be Finger. I it 132, a of Gold Dietkus stones. The tent Over the moguls elegant Gold enamelled Tod decorated throne is of Gold the throne and pre Hunting Oren a ame in afro in. F of travels in Africa pome years ago save a traveler in my first Hunt ing trip in Africa 1 had been tramping a bout for Days through the hot Sands which seemed to moisten As i walked and at last wearied out we camped Down for the night close to a Pool. I was in the land of dreams and Back in in Efland when i was awakened by one of my Kaffir and sitting up there Wai about the strangest noise of wallowing spouting and trumpeting i Ever heard. It was Lor All As if some great beasts were playing with water and kept saying a pomp a quot elephants quot my boy whispered. And we Lay listening i without the slightest desire to go and attack Vliem in the dark and at last Ait becoming silent 1 dropped again into that sound sleep enjoyed by the tired Man. The next morning on seeking the nearest Pool a he first glance convinced us that our ears had not played us false in the night for there deeply impressed Fri the soft mud Lay the giant footprint of several splendid bulls. A careful Survey round about soon showed us that they had come Down the Valier to the right and after drinking and splashing about in All the pools had gone Outi to the Low Hills on the left so putting my Best spoofing Kaffir on the track we lost no time in starting in Pursuit. The troop As Well As could be judged consisted of about ten or twelve bulls among them three or four regular old teasers with footprints nearly two feet in diameter. After following their Spoor about a couple of hours across a sort of easy country it led us to some much higher and More rugged Hills and Here they had ceased to feed and taken to an old path stepping it out at a brisk Pace m single file. After following the Spoor for about another hour along this path it once More left it and struck off again in the old direction across the Hills and just Here getting among a lot of yesterdays tracks we Hud great difficulty in following it but at length my boy with the sagacity and Persever Anee of a hound ferreted it out and away we went again about eleven o clock we got into a Patch of very thick scrubby what the Kaffir Call a deep Kloof Between the Hills and Here we went along with great care and caution expecting every instant to see the elephants As i made sure they would not pass a place so favourable for their Minav siesta however they went clean out of Here and up the Steep Hill on Man other Side. Arrived at the top we looked Down upon a Large Kloof of closed on All sides with Steep Hills and covered with dense Bush thelot a great Deal than we had just come thru jag and As i looked i Felt sure my frit a full a a weeping not Many Hundred Yards off. W we a vat this instant Glen Rig to the right i perceived elephants coming Down the Side of a Hill a Little on ahead my la of afterwards claimed to have headed these and turned them Back toward the Valley so i ran to intercept them. I was just in time and As they passed in front of me not any More than forty Yards distance in single file i gave the last one he having the finest Ivory a shot in the Middle of the shoulder but a few inches too High however it slackened his Speed considerably and he left the others. Quickly reloading i followed and getting to where the Bush was a Little More open shouted behind him a chi there who old Man quot and fatal curiosity or perhaps a wish for vengeance inducing him to turn i planted another four ounce Ball in his Chest. He wheeled around immediately but strength failed him Only walked a few Yards stood under a tree and after receiving another Bullet Square on the shoulder gave a fierce shake of the head making his huge ears Flap again and sinking a its. Up quot though dead like a tame elephant when up in the Clouds. The experiences of a boy Rimio Oitim. Philadelphia sunday Mercury or. John Wise the boy aeronaut whose ascension from the grounds of the permanent exhibition Are rendering him famous is a modest gentle Manly looking lad of sixteen. His Black hair is closely cropped so that he is in no d Mger of meeting with the Fate of Absolom and being Strung no to a tree top by the hair no matter what wild pranks his balloon should happen to play with him. A straight grecian nose and dark eyes shaded by very heavy eyebrows give a marked and decided expression to his face. Altogether he has the expression and manner of one who understands himself and has plenty of nerve. The Young balloonist with a companion somewhat older was strolling about amid the varied attractions of the exhibition the other Day. When the Mercury representative encountered him and proposed to subject him to the interviewing process. John consented though he was a Little shy at first and gave categorical answers to the questions asked Nim volunteering Little additional information. Evidently he stands More in Awe of a newspaper Man than of All the terrors of the elements. But he gradually thawed out and soon became quite communicative. Alter learning that the ascension of tuesday last was the eighteenth made by himself and that he had previously gone up three times in charge of others the reporter Drew out of him the following interesting Story quot i was six years old when i first went up in a balloon. That was at Chambersburg in this state. My father had charge of the balloon. We did not st y up very Long and when we came Down the balloon was dashed with great Force against a Fence. Father saw what was going to happen and called out to me to hold on tight As tie balloon was going to strike hard. Neither of us was much slowly Down with his Hind legs doubled out surrendered up his Tough old spirit looking for All though dead like a tame Elephia kneeling for people to ascend the How dab. A very proper pro Toner. From the Detroit free press her name will go Down to posterity of mrs. Margaret Jones of Croghan Street and a Hundred years hence it May be related that she made a very profound Bow to the court Aud impressively remarked a sir i am a very proper person As 1 shall prove and i Faust be treated As a a certainly Madam we Are always willing to extend the utmost Courtesy to the female sex. Let me observe that you were discovered hanging to a Fence last evening not by the neck but by your hands. You were calling for Henry in a very thick and husky voice but there was no quot did you Ever hear of vertigo sir a she asked As she stepped Back a Little. "1 have Madam but it does no to make Tho breath smell of Gin a quot sir i waa attacked with vertigo. I am subject to quot Are you subject to calling for Henry and to biting and kicking policemen a quot no sir i am not but under the impulse of the moment even the Empress Eugenie might cry out and struggle. Why did no to this officer ask me if i wanted to go Home Why did no the escort me Home Why did no the procure a Landeau Andas Sist me to my residence a quot there Are several reasons Why mrs. Jones. In the first place you were drunk. In the second place Lanae aus done to go driving around town at two of clock in the morning. 1 know All about your residence i had the whole crowd Here one morning including your Coachman Butler Footman Dairy aids hustlers and so on. They Are not out yet and it will be a sort of grand reunion when you walk "8lr, i do now a be amp a this quot and i do now a peal you for thirty Days unless you hand Over 16.�?� quot i will Send for lawyers quot please done to please go in and sit quot i never never will a a sea monster. From the new York Herald one of those eight armed monsters known As the octopus or Devil fish has just been received by the aquarium and although not near so Large it is a precisely the same kind of fish As the one made Mousby Victor Hugo in his quot toilers of the it was captured in the Golf Stream. The tentacles or arms of the creature when extended measure Over two feet and la entire length is Over three feet it is constantly changing its of Lorall flashes like subdued and taint heat lightning emitting a kind of flashing electric Blae Ana Green color. The Power of expanding and contracting itself is showed in a marked manner sometimes it is apparently but one foot in length. When at the Bottom of the tank it amuses itself by throwing its powerful arms Over the edges of the adjoining tank. This is the Iver exp ibo for Stop these monsters Ever exhibited in this country and quite an interest attaches to a a Rity it has attained in the past. The popularity of Beer in Parte hat now attained such a pitch that All other summer beverages May be considered unfashionable when compared with it. In the sixteenth Ceu Lury there were two sorta of Beer brewed in France the Bier do Convent for nuns and the Tere de Pera for monks. In the time of Louis Xiv the Revere seventy eight breweries in Paris and the corporation was erected into a commonalty in 1776. It waa not however until the exhibition of 1867 that a new rage for the consumption of Beer began. If a comparison be instituted Between the various countries of Europe in respect of their partiality for Beer it will appear that in Wurtemburg and Bavaria the consumption is highest of All attaining in the former country the extraordinary proportion of nearly two Hundred quarts a year Lor each individual in England the average is about one Hundred and Teu. In Belgium forty four in Austria about thirty three and la France Only Twenty at tha most Ireland sends 108 member to the Thoutt of commons 64 of whom tart sent 82 counties 2 Dublin University and 87 represent 81 towns. These last 81 towns which return More than one third of the Irish members have Only 58,668 electors population of 682,146. Men went into lawns Saloon in Atlantic City and inquired whether a Man and a woman dressed in menus clothes had been seen in that Vicinity. Lawn recognized Bivens and familiarly called him Bill but he evaded answering to that name. After leaving Atlantic he and his two partners started for wind River Valley and passed the Sweetwater coach about two Miles from Atlantic City. Bevens stopped the coach Ana a ked the Driver if he knew the whereabouts of the Mau and woman the Driver answering that he did not Bevens in a kind of bravado Way said he would find them As they had the at the same time that Bevens was going through the mining Camps nicking inquiries there were two More of the gang making inquiries on the stage line Between this place and Green now about your next ascension quot in by particular happened then. The third time i Acy it quot next time 1 went up with my Grandfather at forty first and Market streets in this City. Nothing companies my Grandfather in an ascension from Vineland. N. quot now Tell me about the first ascension on your own account 1 suppose you were rather nervous on that occasion a quot no not a bit. I have never Felt that there was any danger. I have always heard ballooning talked about from Tho time i was a Little child and then the three ascension i had made with my father and Grandfather had accustomed me to it. My first ascension by myself was out in the Interior of the state when 1 was thirteen years old. I remember especially my second ascension which occurred the sane year from Indiana this state. The balloon made a Circle around the town and landed me safely some five Miles away. An old woman saw it coming Down. I had a Canary Bird in my hand and 1 being so Young the woman who had never seen a balloon mistook me for an Angel descending in a Cloud from heaven she clasped her hands in the attitude of prayer and exclaimed a suffer Little children to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Are you one of them a it was hard to met Ike her believe that i was merely a flesh and blood Johns companion Here joined in the conversation saying a Tell him about that time at a ooh yes that was on the 15th of october 1875. A Sain came on before i started and wetting the balloon made it heavy. We bad to manufacture our own Gas and there Wasny to vitriol enough. So we get enough Gas into the balloon. But the ascension had been advertised and my father did no to wish to have the crowd disappointed. I took my coat off and we lightened up everything As much As possible yet still the balloon Rise. Then my father proposed to Cut off the neck of the balloon and asked me in i go up in it that Way. I said yes. And he Cut it off and in this Way eight pounds of weight were removed. He Cut it so High up that the whole Bottom of the balloon was taken off and the Hole left was seventeen feet across. The valve Cord was Cut at the same time although none of us knew it then. I got in and was soon up in the Clouds. A Snow storm came on and being without my coat i nearly froze. The wind blew a Gale too and in half an hour i was carried forty Miles. When i wished to come Down i found the Cord Cut off three feet above my reach. So the valve could not be opened and there was no Way to control the balloon. I had to let it go As it would and wait for it to come Down when it got ready. Finally it did come Down just As it was nearing a Forest when it must have landed me in the tree tops in another minute. As it was it came Down rapidly in a Fence Corner and i was landed violently on my Back on a quot weren to you badly Hurt a quot no Only a Little shaken up. The worst of it was the natives of the country there were so badly frightened i could not get any help from them. The balloon was All Tom and flapping in the wind like a sail and the men who came up did not dare to touch it. When i went to a Telegraph station to Send off a message the operator refused to Send it without pay in Advance. I had no coat on and being so Young he believe men when i told him 1 had just come Down in a balloon. He thought i was crazy and laughed at me. But i got into town finally where they knew about the ascension and then they got a Wagon for me decorated it with flags Ana raised a purse of 850 for the conversation then turned to the subject of Landing a balloon its difficulties and dangers. John insisted that there is no danger when the balloon is All right and Tho aeronaut understands his business. Kuch an aeronaut he said can always pick his alighting place keeping the balloon up when there is water or Woods underneath and coming Down rapidly when Over a Clear place. Thore might be danger up in the forests of Maine but not much in this Vicinity. Quot but a queried the Mercury Man quot done to you find the wilds of Jersey troublesome when you sail in that direction a quot yes i always try to keep out of Jersey. Once i landed in a wheat Field Down there. The balloon did no to Hurt the wheat much but the crowd of people who came running in to see it tramped it Down considerably and the Farmer insisted that i must pay him 825 damages. I paid him 85 and left. Father tells me to come Down in the Middle of the Delaware rather than to Cross Over into Jersey but i exactly like that. I always avoid wheat Fields now. Stubble Fields too Are bad places to alight but the worse place is a Field full of hop poles. The poles Pierce the bag and let the Gas quot naturally they would of course then you keep a Sharp Lookout for hop Fields a quot yes i always try now to alight either in a grass Field or a Road and i hit it so nearly every quot your eight ascension made from the exhibition have been remarkably successful i should say a a a so they have. The balloon has not even been scratched in any of quot How about your last trip a tuesday afternoon when you disappeared from View you seemed to be heading straight for the kingdom of new quot i tack As a Sailor can and the wind bore me directly of Merchantville new Jersey. The balloon threatened to come Down in a dutchman a cabbage Patch and he got very excited about it he cml Jed out a hey hey you up dare you done to got no right to bang Down Here into mein cabbages shoo Avay Mit your Tam machine a then he caught hold of the drag rope Aud pulled so hard in the direction of a piece of Woods that tha balloon came near boing tangled in the Trees. I had to throw out a bag of Sand so As to get Oyer them. I landed afterwards in the Burlington a what was the extent of your journey a a i reached an Altitude of 6,600 feet and was carried twelve Miles. The thermometer was ninety three degrees when i started and it fell to seventy while i was of All his Many aeronautic feats John is rather proudest of his part in a balloon race from far mount one fourth of july a few Yean ago. There were three competitors a Young John Wise his Grandfather and a lady aeronaut mrs. Ihling. They. Started John distanced the ing farther my fairly together but pm in every Way travel faster and higher than or of the othere. He then reached the extraordinary Altitude of 12,000 feet. The highest Point he has reached on his recent ascension from the exhibition was 8,000 feet this was on saturday july 7th. John has been trained for the profession of ballooning but it is not certain that he shall stick to it. He thinks that he would like to he an architect and has yearnings occasionally for the Jacula Piau Art but nature As Well As his father Nuy in _ a pre it great Fama in the in tire. Evident m intended him for in aeronaut. Pretty Safe to predict that As such a will achieve Litte capture of Eren fsr prep rele South Pisa City says the oor Cheyenne Sun has been All arrival and capture of Bill Gasenta. The aral known of noon of the my inst when of the the supposition is that the Man and woman Auu ded to Are the notorious Jack Wadkins and calamity Jane. On the morning of the 6th Deputy sheriff Cheney and sergeants Carpenter and Pottinger of company a second cavalry started in search of Bevens and the two men that were with him. They caught Bevens at Lander City while he was eating dinner. He could not offer any resistance As seven men with drawn revolvers demanded his surrender. The other two men Barker and Warmoth took to the Hills and after a Chase of six Miles turned and fired upon the pursuing party. After an interchange of shots they concluded to surrender. Barker proved himself to he a pretty hard customer having fired four shots before surrendering. Bevens Barker and Wormoth Are confined in Tho guard House at Camp fan Ibaugh. A Large party is scouring the country after the remaining four. A Camel in a rage. Shear the patriarch of a Floe from the Virginia City chronicle Wright better known on the it As quot goggles a was pasturing a Large Herd of cattle on the Borders of the Carson River not far Range As above that Lake or Sheet of water known As the a a sink quot and in which the Stream disappears. He had in his employ a number of herders or Vaqueros. These Vaqueros Are All cunning workers in the Long hair of the Manes and tails of horses from which they spin and braid ropes Riata and Many kinds of fancy trimmings for the ornamentation of their bridles saddles leggings and other accoutrements. On a ranch on the Carson some Miles below the town of Dayton a Frenchman has a Herd of Twenty or thirty camels. The chief and Leader of this Herd was a Gigantic male known As old Heenan was the patriarch of the flock. When old Heenan reared himself up on his Long Bamboo legs and on some Low Ridge stood outlined against the evening sky he seemed twice his real size. He was rugged As one of the Rocky Hills that peered Down into the Valley. His body was covered with hair Overa foot in length and almost As Fine As silk. One Day in travelling Down the River from this City. Goggles in company with two or three of his Vaqueros passed near the Herd of camels. Goggles who was an inveterate joker called the attention of his mexicans to old Heenan saying that nothing could be found that would make finer fringes and ornaments for the trappings of their horses and themselves than the hair of the patriarch of the Herd before them. The yes of the Vaqueros sparkled at the suggestion. They had never thought of it before but now that their attention was called to Heenann a fleece they were anxious to secure it and began7 talking of the Many handsome things they could fabricate irom hair so Glossy and Silken. They at once determined to return in a Day or two and possess themselves of Heenann a coat or so much of it As they might require goggles encouraging them in this Resolution. Accordingly few Days had passed before the mexicans each armed with a Riata and provided with a pair of shears set out in search of old Alec Nan and camels hair As most persons know neither horses nor mules can endure the sighs nor Rutlt it my in incl indeed camels Are not allowed to travel the High ways in the daytime and if a train of these a my mate is loaded with freight for Virginia City it must not enter the streets until late at night when no horses or mules Are abroad. The mexicans either did not know of the great terror Felt by the horse when in the presence of the Camel or had such Confidence in their Well trained Mustangs that they thought they could make them do whatever Shey willed. Therefore they approached the Herd without any fear of the failure of their Enterprise. The Vaqueros found old Heenan lying Down and this struck them As being a favourable circumstance. Riding on either Side of the reposing giant the mexicans threw their Riata with aim so True that the nooses of both fell about the animals Long Foose like neck at almost the same instant. Old Leenan arose stretching aloft like a fire escape ladder and with an open Mouth Aud clashing Teeth made a Rush at one of the Mustangs at the same time blowing out his fetid breath with a sound like that of escaping steam. Mortal terror seized upon the Mustang and he reared and plunged in the most frantic manner but the Riata was Strong and prevented his escape. Another charge and another puff of Heel and Sill smelling breath and the second horse was As Willd Aud unmanageable As the first. Both horses indeed were madly rearing and plunging vainly endeavouring to Fly the presence of a beast that inspired them with terror most deadly. The quivering Mustangs were now up and now Down the Sagebrush was trampled to the ground for rods about and at times neither horses horsemen nor Camel could be seen through the Cloud of yellow dust in which All were shrouded. At length the Vaqueros found themselves so roughly handled that they were glad to draw their shears Cut their Riata and beat a Retreat. This procedure left the two Riata trailing from old Heenann a neck and As they were of considerable value the owners were anxious to recover them. One or the Vaqueros having led the horses to a distance the other attempted to approach Heenan on foot but he was in a great rage and charged open mouthed before the Man was within a Rod of the end of the Riata toward which he was creeping. The mexican took to his heels followed some distance by the irate Heenan who was blowing snapping his Teeth and shrieking most savagely while his Little eyes shot Forth Green and threatening fires. A few attempts of this kind served to drive a 1 courage from the hearts of the Vaqueros. Seeing a piste Camp a few rods below on the Bank of the River they led their horses thither and offered one of the Bucks 85 if he would recover their Riata. The piste being accustomed to the camels thought that he would have an easy task to per form. No sooner had the Indian stooped to pick up the end of one of the Riata than the towering mass of Bones skin and hair made a furious charge upon him. The red Man fled. He ran for his Camp and Kindred with old Heenan close at his heels with Scalp lock erect the piste Brave darted in among the tents and Sage Brush huts Heenan following into the heart of the Camp when he went for Bucks squaws and Pappo oses. The whole population rushed from the Camp and waded Ana paddled across the River howling As they went d 61 pack of coyotes. Heenan a banned Down to the Waters Edge when seeing that the enemy had escaped. The old fellow returned to the Camp where he seized the tents in his Teeth and strewed them to the winds. Baskets blankets provisions and All else found under the tents and in and about the huts were scattered in every direction some of the baskets and other articles falling into the River and floating off. It was at that particular season when the old patriarch booked no interference with his flock and he was in a fiendish rage. At length however he tired of rending and destroy ing and composing his countenance stood gazing across the River at the horseless pistes Content to hold Tho Camp. The emperor Nicholas father of the present emperor of Russia was a Man of very Quick temper and on one occasion was stung by an absurd for contretemps into a tremendous outburst of passion on easter morning. On that Day it a the custom the Czar to go Forth from his Palace and embracing the first Man whom be meets who is almost invariable he Sentinel at the Palace Gate he exclaims a Christ is risen quot to which the reply is a who the risen indeed a uttered with great manifestations of Joy. So on this particular morning Forth Aal led the Czar kissed the Sentinel on both Cheeks according to custom and uttered the invariable exclamation a Christ 1a risen in quot so it it Ltd quot answered die Soldier in a thoroughly stolid Way. The Man waa a Mohammedan from one of the tartar prove nose of Tho Empire. Tho Wrath of the csar was unbounded and since that Day the orthodoxy of thai tins who 1a to guard the Palace on easter Sua aay the always every carefully ascertained before Twenty years Sao a coloured boy was Soli Nashville tenn., where his parents lived and taken South. During the War he attached bin North. Traca my name a Ahvelle tor to a Colo Redl sold in and was himself intent and followed the soldiers Rock Island 11l he lost All. Home Only remembering the a few weeks ago he wrote a let minister in that City reciting the. Inder which he left nil Home. To ite astonishment his Mother answered his letter tolling him that his tether. Brother and four sister were live. And inviting him to go Down and see tha old folks. Life in India. Denih from to Lac no Snake and things. From the London Telegram h returns have reached us from India showing the numbers killed in the year 1875 by wild beasts and Snake he pcs. It seems that Between the 31st of december 1874, and the 1st of january 1876, in our Indian Empire no fewer than 21,391 persons and 48,234 heal of cattle perished from these causes. Such was the War of Savage nature against Man. On the other hand there were destroyed 22,357 wild animals of All kinds and 270,185 snakes at a Cost to the government of 120,085 rupees or without taking into account the depreciation in the value of Silver something like �12,000. We Are further told the t the losses have been to a great extent tabulated and that from the returns which have been sent in it has been found that elephants have killed 61 human beings and 6 cattle tigers respectively 828 and �2,423 leopards. 187 and 16,157 bears. 84 and 529 wolves 1,060 and 9,407 hyenas 68 and 2,116 while to a other animals Are ascribed the totals of 1,446 and 4,401. These other animals Are not described with any minuteness and we Are consequently left to conjecture for ourselves what they Are and How they May have inflicted the mischief Laid to their charge. The Indian Buffalo when aroused is a very dangerous antagonist even the Pacific Brahman Bull will occasionally Knock Down and trample upon a child the wild Goat or Mark Hor of the Himalayas is an ugly customer to face and Apt to prove suddenly pugnacious and dangerous the Mongoose itself has been known like the English ferret to attack children and hardly a season passes but beaters Are killed or seriously wounded in the course of the Days pig sticking. It is indeed somewhat remarkable that Complete As the returns otherwise Are the number of deaths due to quot Horn of liar and Tusk of boar Are not distinctly recorded among them. At the same time it must be noticed that eighty four deaths Are scored to the credit of the Bear. The great majority of these victims were most Likely native Shik Arries or herdsmen venturing near the haunts of the quot anchorite of the the first thing that strikes us As we look through the figures is the wide apparent difference Between the mortality in the various districts. Bengal shows by far Tho largest number of victims As it lost 10,914 souls while Only 3,933 persons were killed in the North West principality 1,736 in nude 1,536 in Madras. 1,070 in Bombay 732 in Punjab 517 in the Central provinces and 420 in Assam. This seeming discrepancy however is capable of probable elucidation. Partly its explanation is to be traced to Tho fact that there Are certain districts of the vast Penis fla in which wild beasts Are More numerous and More dangerous than in others As any one who has the slightest acquaintance with India must know that the character of the Fauna varies with the nature of the country. Up in the Hills snakes Are comparatively speaking rare but bears and wolves become More frequent and dangerous. The boar like the elephant is Only found Inland upon the High Jungle covered plateaus while the Snake is to be met with wherever there is water and also we May add wherever there Are rats. The Tiger is almost ubiquitous and his presence or disappearance in any Given District very much depends upon the degree of Assiduity with which he May have been hunted Down. If. However we learn nothing statistically from a comparison Between the rates of mortality in the various districts we can gather a vast amount of useful and interesting zoological inform nation by endeavouring to estimate the destructive Capaci ties of one animal a against those of another. Elephants it will be noticed Are responsible for Tho smallest number of deaths. The male elephant every now and then gets into an angry and irritable condition known As quot must a during which he will not in frequent a kill either his keeper or any one else who May be within his reach. Yet As a Rule the elephant wild or tame is a peaceful beast and it is a question whether More puff Fetn Are killed in India by vicious elephants than Are killed in England by vicious horses. After the elephants come the Hyena who Are credited with the deaths of 68 human beings and 2,115 head of cattle. The Hyena is an ugly cowardly brute nocturnal in its habits and with Hurdly the courage to face a Man. It May perhaps occasionally carry off a child or kill an old woman but its chief depredations arc committed upon lambs and kids and other Domestic creatures. The Leopard has put Down to him 187 human victims As against 16,157 cattle. The majority of the deaths credited to the Leopard would perhaps be those of huntsmen and Shik Arries. This Lute is usually Trinid and anxious to avoid a direct encounter but when wounded or when its Retreat is Cut off it will turn on its assailants with inconceivable fury. The Ordinary Domestic cat. When driven to desperation. Is a match and indeed More than a match for any Small dog however fierce and a Leopard is. To All intents and purposes a Wildcat grown to the size of a mount st. Bernard mastiff. Leopard shooting among tie lower ranges of the Himalayas is a favorite sport and tie Only wonder is that the number of deaths ascribed to the Leopard should not be larger. Next comes the Tiger which is credited with 828 human deaths and the destruction of 12,423 head of cattle. These figures Are somewhat startling especially when we Bear in mind that the natural food of the Tiger is the wild Buffalo or the Antelope and that it is Only when hard pressed that he encroaches on the habitations of Man. It would seem that when a Tiger is prowling about in a neighbourhood the chances of a Farmer escaping with his life Are about sixteen times those of his Bullock a comparison not altogether reassuring. Again wolves seem to be peculiarly destructive they have killed during the year 1,060 persons and 9,407 cattle. The Wolf however has an Especial fondness for children and the Way in which Hindoo youngsters Are allowed to sprawl about All Day Long on the very verge of the Jungle Sut a gently explains the enormous mortality due to the Volf which no like a Kite on a Young Chicken. Ounces Down upon a baby lastly it is a significant fact that Tho number of deaths duo to Snake bites exceeds that from All other causes. It amounts to no fewer than 17,070 or in other words something like fifty persons perish every Day in India from Snake bite alone. The great majority of the victims Are of course natives who go about Bare footed. The Hindoo woman is making her Way to the Well or to the River with her Pitcher on her head the Groom is cutting fresh grass the Gardener is plucking Flowers with which to decorate the room or the messenger is running by a Short Cut across the Fields with a note. Any of these May at any moment tread upon a cobra and although the cobra is not aggressive it will turn when attacked or imagines that it is threatened with the rapidity of lightning. A Sharp Short sting is Felt and the sufferer sees the loathsome reptile clinging to his foot or ankle for the fangs of tha cobra strike so deep that it is often unable to disengage itself. The brute is shaken off but the nearest doctor is probably ten twelve or even Twenty Miles away. No remedies Are at hand there is no knife for excision no caustic or hot Iron for cautery and before a few hours have elapsed death has set in. The Only Way to prevent this terrible mortality is by killing cobras wholesale and this again can Only be done by offering a Small Reward per head for their destruction. Unfortunately the Neathen Hindoo like the Heathen Chinee is Peculiar not to say bigoted in his ways and while a vast number of the people will not even put the most venomous quot nag to death those who have no such scruples Are Clever at devices whereby to defraud the government the customary Reward has consequently been withdrawn and the result As to Are told and can easily believe is that the mortality from Snake bites has increased to an alarming extent. It the holy Large fewer in number if the natives were allowed the ing it also asserted rightly or wrongly that the deaths ascribed to the Large animals would be much free use of fowling pieces at any rate if not of rifles. There Are reasons no doubt Why in certain parts of the country it is expedient that the native population or a certain portion of it should be disarmed. On the other hand it the Clear that wolves hyenas leopards tigers and other such beasts of prey can not be kept in Check unless they Are shot Down and that traps Pitfalls baits of poisoned Flash and similar devices Are practically of Little Avail of compared with an explosive Bullet from a Well sighted Rifle. As against snakes to take the other Side of the question firearms Are not of much use. A Snake can be safely attacked with an Ordinary walking stick by any one who knows its is and. If a sufficient Reward were uttered India lid in process of time be largely cleared of snakes As England was cleared of wolves by similar Means. It would no doubt be rather an expansive remedy but if a local rate were levied for the purpose it would greatly Benefit tha District thus taxed while the Money would return eventually into the pockets if they have any of those among the inhabitants who Ware enterprising enough to earn tha Premium. To daughter of a country practitioner in a Little vutes in Scotland awoke one morning to and herself a great heiress. Her Uncle had died leaving an estate a end fully 81,500,u00 to her. Mira Macly hereon Grant was Bright Clever handsome and about Twenty one Yean of Meta she took Possession of her property and lived la great stale keeping a Large mud of horses and driving tandem herself nil Over the country. Some fifteen year ago a Young lady paid Hern Tveit it ended in this Young lady. Miss Temple leaving her father and Mother and living with miss Grant for better or for worse until death should them part in fact they formed such a Friendship that they ene cd into an engagement that neither should marry and that they should pass their lives together. Miss Grant then Ami there refused a very Good Otter of marriage Aud rejected All other suitors. The conditions were that miss Grant was to leave her estates and every this to miss Temple if miss Temple on her part never left her and never married. A will was made by miss Grant under which her property was to pass quot Emple married. And last Christmas miss Grant died. The will was revoked. She never forgave the defection she never made another will and the estate goes to an obscure country doctor in Aberdeenshire who hardly knew he was related to miss Grant and never saw her. Other relations poor tradespeople come in for a share. Over this question of succession there will be a terrible fight in the Law courts Between the temples and the heirs at Law. The London world finds this interesting Story in its scotch exchanges. Pirates Down East. A desperate combat on the deck of s piratical Schooner. From the Eastern Argus for the past year the Bays and Rivers along the coast of Maine from Portland to Eastport have been infested by a gang of thieves and coast pirates. Early in the Spring a number of coasting vessels lying in Penobscot River where they were hauled up for the Winter were stripped of sails rigging chains anchors a. Several Post offices and places of business in different villages along the Banks of tie Penobscot River have Beeh broken into by these outlaws at Winterport a store and the Post office at Bucksport Center the Post office and store and the town liquor Agency at Bucksport Village was broken into on the night of the inaugural Ball and from 8100 to 8200 Worth of the towns liquor carried away and deposited at one of the pirates hiding places on Deer Isle. It the rumoured that a Small Careo of fish was stolen at Harpswell and taken to Sandy Point where they cured the fish and took them to Portland Market and sold them bringing Cash in amount Between $100 and 8200. In leaving Portland Harbor the pirates boarded two vessels robbed them of Whitt they found valuable and put out to sea. These depredations were finally traced to a gang of desperadoes of whom it was ascertained that Charles g. Gray of Brooksville skipper of the Pinkey Schooner Clementine was tie Leader. The Deputy sheriff of Bucksport got on the track of Gray who on sunday ran into the port of Bucksport where his wife and child Are residing. Officer Patterson secured the Aid of Constable j. P. Ames and general a. B. Spurling formerly High sheriff of Hancock county and armed with a warrant the three sallied Forth. They tracked Gray to Ambrose Whites wharf reaching there just in Lime to see him putting out in his boat with two men pulling at Tho oars. General Spurling hailed him saying quot i wish to see Gray answered quot i will see you next sunday a and ordered his men to null for life when general Spurling Drew a revolver and Fred a shot commanding the men to Stop whereupon they did. Gray then renewed his command for them to pull but they refused when he himself took the oars and pulled for the vessel. Sheriff quot Patterson seeing that they would soon reach their vessel proposed to his assistants Ames and Spurling that they take a boat and pursue them. A boat being near at hand they were soon out in the River nearing the vessel. Gray stood with an Iron bar about three and a half feet Long and a Large dog at his Side saying quot Dan you ill beat the brains out of the first Man that Liares to attempt to come on they went on Board however and after a desperate struggle. Gray was overpowered und handcuffed and taken to the Shore though bleeding quite freely. His wounds were Dre sed and last night he appeared physically All right. While in Bucksport jail it was impossible to keep the Handcuffs on Gray and two men were detailed to watch him All the time. Death of Hans Friech the last Berlin headman. An old Man died at the age of eighty a few Days ago in the dreary Street of chateau London Parte who for some years had dwelt there absolutely alone and unknown. He was Stout solidly built not talkative but Good Humoured and Friendly. He was known to tie a Berliner by birth but be did not care to talk about himself and his Early history was shrouded in mystery. Hans Friech was the name by which he passed among his neighbors. He Only went out of evenings and then but for a Short time exchanging a few shakes of the hand with acquaintances. When to heard a German voice he turned away or crossed the Street to avoid ite owner. He never read the papers and received letters but rarely yet he busied himself most of the time writing what be refused to say. He had no visitors paid his rent punctually Rose and retired Early and lived Well. In Fine he was the perfect Typo of a Small bourgeoise retired from bus Inera and living on his income. To women he was always polite to chi la Rea More than kind. Not until after his death did the fact become Publio that Hans Friech bad been the headman of Berlin. Headman is the True significance of the word not a Mere Mechanic Puller of chords and Toucher of Springs like Samson or Roch for during the period he executed the hates oeuvres of the prussian Capitel ending in 1840, the a and not the Guillotine was employed for the decapitation of criminals. Hans Friech was an artist for not Only could he remove his subjects head at a single blow but he knew and respected that subjects rights and preferences. He did not affect the gothic masque Rade of Black Doublet Ami red Hose he wore Long Blaek silk stockings Short close fitting pantaloons of Black velvet a Black coat and Black gloves. He would not touch the handle of his a with his Bare Palm not All the Gold in Prussia could have induced him to 6uch a flagrant breach of scaffold etiquette. 8 a nevertheless the berliners insisted on overlooking the fact that he wore gloves and saw the blood upon his hands Friech had no friends and too Many acquaintances. People All knew him and shrank from him. To enable him to leave the hateful town he worked busily till he had filled one of his Long Black silk stockings with Crown pieces and on counting them found that he had Money enough to assure his Comfort for the remainder of his life. That very Day he resigned his office and set out for Paris where he found quiet and unconcern where the children did not Point him out with tiny fingers to each other or the women who came a pop him shrink Back in speechless horror. So quiet was he indeed that he became homesick for the scaffold and set himself to write his memoirs. His identity and the nature of the work with which he had occupied his declining Days Only came out after his death. Cardinal Antonilli s alleged daughter. London daily news Rome july 8, Day came on for hearing at the civil court the great lawsuit As to the succession to the late Cardinal Antof Felli s property. The countess Laura i Albertini who represent herself to be the natural daughter of the Cardinal cd tits from the heirs who afe Bis three Brothers the entire property bequeathed by hta Eminence amounting to forty millions of francs. The claim of the countess turns on her being Able to prove that Cardinal a n ton al i i was her father. This slut alleges can be established by the evidence of three witnesses on of them being the midwife who assisted at the birth of the countess. The countess 1s the child of a foreign lady of rank whose name is unknown but who 1s said to be still living and Max. Ried. The Cardinal himself made All Rome believe that she was the legitimate daughter of a married lady not living with her husband. The Point discussed at to Days sitting was whether the three witnesses should be heard. The president deferred his decision for a week. The Cese of the countess is in the bands of very Able lawyers Miglior Gal Lini and Signor Tajani Tira Well known Deputy and orator. The excitement at the Vatican is intense the Pope having known nothing of the affair till recently and Cardinal Simeon 1 having tried in vain to bring the Brothers Antonetti to a Compromise. A i Owen Brown one of the sons of John Brown whose a soul the marching lives alone on the Island of Gibraltar in Pul in Bay. A visitor to his Retreat describes him As a Man near the Middle height with a Long Sandy Beard streaked with threads of Silver hair dark for one of fifty two Bushy Eye brows from under which looked eyes a pleasant As a woman a with a look All Over him of old quot Saaw attole a whom he of All the sons ii said to most resemble. He has never married and when it was suggested that he had remained singlet because he had been too Busy to marry he replied quot hardly there Are men who fix their affections on one Ana losing that one remain single Ever when the Bridge fell at Bath the other Day r Yefret. Who was one of the first picked out of the water Edmed every body by shrieking in Somersetshire out of the water Edmed Ever _ accents of anguish As he pointed to a woman who was still in the Stream quot there a my wife there a my wife i ill give sixpence to the Man that saves Hart

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