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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - October 17, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioFax amp a to sift Timmon j. A 10? i .?,4f it i quot quot a if it of a a a. A it Ltd a we vol. Xxxvii no. 12.wednesday morning october 17. 1877. Whole no. 2106. Roqu i cal h the Paris comps. A b1m4t Fig a a a a a a Hury Burkoy Martyr dam bar whom he tki he Tara or lots lilt the m4 Bankert were crap Llor Bale hered be. New York world what with our recent experience of mob Law in America and the attempt of certain agitators to establish in the United states the commune the history of the commune in Paris in 1871 will be found to possess for americans additional interest to that which it most always provoke. There was no More brutal and cowardly episode of that a red foot fury of the Seine a than the massacre of the hostages and the butchery of the dominican priests the full history of which is now told for the first time by of anime Ducamp. Archbishop Darby and president Bonjean of the court of cassation chief Justice we should say with the other hostages arrived at Mazas april 6th. On the 10th was arrested Jean Baptiste Jecker the banker whom the mexican expedition had brought into notoriety. He had gone to the prefecture to obtain a passport under a false name but after getting it was recognized by a casual passer who had him arrested As a hostage Worth keeping. Baron Hausmann a father had gone on a similar Orrand but was stopped on the stairs by a merciful official who whispered to him to in. La abbe crores. Almoner of be grand a Uette took his imprisonment philosophic it gave him a Chance to read up his theology in which he was getting Rusty. Mouton the governor of the prison treated his prisoners Well and would have provided for their escape in disguise but the archbishop refused lest tub rage of the communists should be fanned against the clergy. And m. Bonjean because a magistrate should not run away. Meanwhile the protestant pastors had protested vigorously against the archbishops arrest and officious negotiations for the release of the hostages had been begun the insurgents offering to barter several ecclesiastics against Blanqui. La abbe Lagarde was sent to Versailles on parole and or. Washburne on minister interested himself. He had permission to visit the archbishop to whom he brought newspapers and wine and finally he sent to Versailles a note written by the venerable prisoner urging that Blanqui should be set free. This the papal Nuncio communicated to m. Thiers who declined to recognize the commune by treating with it and expressed a belief that the lives of the hostages would be spared an erroneous opinion As both Cardinal Chigi and or. Wash Hurne declared at the time. Raoul Rigault deeming Montones Rule too mild sent to Mazos As governor the Locksmith Garreau whose brutality was extreme. A you Are did curious a was his reply to prisoners who sought to know Why they Haa been arrested. A if you prefer it. We can shoot you a a to those who complained of their treatment. A if they ainu to satisfied All they have to do is to die a he said when told that the archbishop was suffering and m. Bonjean an invalid. May 17th the commune organized a Jln by of accusation to decide quot whether or not the designated individuals were the jury Only sat once and then it acquitted one prisoner hut be was taken Back to la Roquette nevertheless and massacred in due course. Edmond Rousse Baton Nier of the Paris Bor was prodigal of efforts to secure the Liberty or at least the better treatment of the hostages. On the 20th of May he saw them. The archbishop was Calm and resigned father dug Guerry Gay and cordial As Ever father Caubert confident that France would come out of the struggle stronger and More Catholic than Ever. If. Rousse was to have paid them another visit on the 23d. On the 23a a keeper whispered to m. Rabat one of the hostages that the French troops were in Paris. A it is your said the keeper. A my death a replied the prisoner. Ato p. M. The hostages were hurried from their cells and arranged in the corridor whither to go none of them or keepers knew. The abbe crores and m. Core were at the last moment pushed Back into their cells by a keeper and saved. To Weir removal was in obedience to an order of the committee of Public safety dated 4 Pra irial 79, signed by g. Ranvier eudes and Ferd Gambon requiring that a the archbishop the different cures Boolean senator and All those of any importance a of taken to la Roquette. Raoul Rigault Garreau Aud Gaston Dacosta made out their list from the prison registers. On it Are fifty four names headed by those of the Arel Bishop and m. Bonjean. There were in All thirty eight priests. On the warrant Dacosta wrote the following Brief order a keep this Riffraff to be shot. Two vans were pressed into the service and forty of the hostages carted away under guard the remaining fourteen went next Day. It May be said that Oil the 26th the food supplied at Mazas gave out shells were falling on the prison and the streets without were swept by bullets Here an engagement was raging Between the regulars und a Federal barricade and the keepers when Garreau ordered them to fire the prison refused disarmed and. Locked Viiu up and set free All the prisoners who cared to escape. Others More prudent stayed within its Walls. At evening a company of Versailles engineers entered the prison.�?T4 where is the archbishop a asked the Captain. A taken a bring out he was brought out and handed to the soldiers. There were no formalities then and the men needed no detailed instructions. They took him out upon the Footpath shot him. Meanwhile the hostages surrounded by a howling mob had been conveyed to la Grande Roquette where ruled a Packer Francois by name a brutal drunkard or years they have been devouring us they mu8tall lie killed a was Bis cry a their hide Isnit even fit to make boots May 22d he was Given a Garrison six companies of Federr is renowned for their turbulence and commanded by a blood thirsty Little fellow Vierig a labourer whose constant companion was a big horse pistol which be used m giving his orders a Forward March or ill shoot a Francois who by the Way when the Guillotine was ceremoniously burned in front of the prison went Ana embraced two assassins in the prison under sen tence of death and danced with one of them to express his Joy at the prisoners escape iii _. If condemned cells devoted to the hostages to showed hint Over the prison and especially pointed to him the door Leadin from the the Broad walled in pathway running round i the whole prison then ran Over the Cata Logue of the victims. A there Are a said he �?o95 gendarmes 42 old Sergenti de Ville. 96 soldiers of the line. 16 artillerymen a cd eur a suave a Turco All to these were added at 10 p. M. The Lioe tages from Muzas. Their names were not entered on the Register. Francois merely called Over the list scrutinising the archbishop affect Are made a put it away in a drawer wrote on a piece of paper quot received forty cures and magistrates and affixed the prison stamp instead of his signature. Then the hostages after being formed in line and counted Over several times were marched to a detached part of the prison and locked no without food water seat or necessary utensils. At Daylight m. Bonjean seeing the Deputy governor remain passing asked for a chair another for a Glass of water. A for the time you Are going to be Here it Isnit Worth bothering about said remain. Nevertheless the prisoners were soon let out into the common Ward where their Joy on being reunited is described As almost childish. The priests thronged around mgr. Darby to kiss his hand and receive his Benediction. He was supported by the Arm of m. Bonjean who was so weak from illness that he could not walk alone. A what do you deduce from on Transfer a he asked of m. Rabat one of the commissaries de police. A nothing Good monseigneur a he answered. The jesuits Calm and smiling gathered around m. De Perny to hear his adventures in China where he had Long been engaged in Mission work. Father Allard was Bright and cheerful he wore the red Cross of Geneva on his sleeve Pacific Emblem not recognized in the War of the commune. The giant father dug Erry was in High spirits and blamed the authorities for providing Beds too Short for him. Two College friends who had not met for Twenty years recognized each other and sprang into each others arms one was a Jesuit the other Hail been a lawyer a Freethinker almost a convert to socialism. They met As hostages of the commune and the priest was fated to perish. A single meal was served to ally a scanty ration of stewed Beans and at six they were locked up. That night they heard faint echoes of the fighting and a keeper whispered a the last stand will be made at Belleville courage and next morning May 24th, he told them that a the whole Crew the departments of War Public 8afety and finance had been transferred to the Mairie of the eleventh arrondissement the hotel de Ville having been evacuated Over night. The commune was in its last throes and fury suspicion and despair reigned everywhere. The count de Beaufort who had been attached to closer Etc a staff tried to reach the Mairie. And was seized and set to work on a barricade. He protested his rank and that he was discharging a special Mission he was accused of being a traitor tried off hand by the mob degraded from his rank and ordered to work. Then the mob restored him to his captaincy and sent him on his Way with cheering then some one cried out that he Lead sold them to the Versailles and the mob dragged him away and shot him. It was at this Mairie doubtless that Gabriel Rainier Ferre and other desperate leaders resolved on the massacre of the hostages possibly Clu Seret consenting to it. A court martial was set to work in the midst of the horrible Din and confusion its three members being an old Man unknown to those present a Drunken Federal officer and Gustave Ernest Genton a Joiner. It was first proposed to execute sixty six hostages but As an amendment it was resolved to kill six and orders to that effect were issued though Only two the archbishop and m. Bonjean were specified by name. Vermorel and Jules Valles to their credit be it said strenuously opposed the massacre. At four of clock the hostages had been locked up in their cells the archbishop changing no. 1 with the abbe de Maray whose Dungeon no. 23, was More spacious. On the grating of the window he scratched a Cross and the words a Robur Mentis Viri Between four and five a squad of Federr is and some White capped Flourens avengers entered the Irison. A it is fixed for to Day is it a asked Francois. Genton nodded and gave him a note that he passed Over to the clerk. A this order is irregular a said the clerk. A Are you a Versailles too a angrily said the officer but the clerk who like All the regular prison officials was striving by every delay to save bloodshed pointed out that the order called for six prisoners but Only named two and that it could not be complied with without making confusion in the books. Francois being Drunken to the stage of dignity supported this opinion whereupon Genton growling a a there a More red tape than there was under old Badi Nguet in be killed men before this with infinitely less ceremony a wrote out on the Back of the order the names of Darby Bonjean Jecker Allard Clere and Ducoudray then substituted for Jecker that of abbe dug Erry and asked if that would do. A perfectly if it is said Francois. A Damn your scruples a cried Genton Aud ran off to quarters leaving in the office Edmond Megy who abused Francois violently for not having q a truly revolutionary mind a not a rising to the level of the revolution of september 4th took Megy from the galleys where he was serving a fifteen year term for murder but he was imprisoned under the Republic for striking his Captain. Under the commune he Rose to be a general a commanded the fort of Issy and took a leading part in firing the City. With him was the other leading actor in the massacre Benjamin 8icard, a consumptive Shoemaker Captain on ferrets staff. Hen Rion one of the turnkey during the delay approached the squad of avengers and said to one a look out for what you Are doing this is murder you May have to answer for a i know it a answered the Soldier a there is no fun in it but there Are our orders what Are we Todo a at this moment Genton returned with the list corrected and approved. A fall right a said Francois and calling Henrion bade him open the cells of the fourth Section. A i will go and get my keys a stammered Henrion who had them in his hand., and Rushing out he Hung them away and fled like a madman bought his Way out at the Barriere of Vincennes and panting and sobbing threw himself into the bavarian Camp at Pantin crying a they will kill them they will kill them a after some Little delay the Federr is were marched into the prison Twenty being posted at the grating and the other Twenty in the Hospital Garden. Beauce another turnkey who did not know what was afoot was going to unlock the cells when he met them to once divining their errand he Sank on the stairs sick with horror. A hurry up a cried remain. A i can to do it my god i can to stammered Beauce. A idiot what do you know of revolutions a cried remain angrily snatching the keys from him. All the hostages were at the gratings of their doors listening How eagerly 1 a a Darby in cried remain halting before cell no. 1, ignorant of the Transfer. A there a calmly replied a voice from 23. A Bonjean a a there let me get my overcoat a remain hurried him out by the Arm saying a never mind it you will do As you Are. A a Tiu mutely and narrowly examining fathers 1 75 Caubert Aud Olive int. A to so How jesuits were soon ranged in line and remain led them away. As they passed two keepers who had turned away unable to linear the sight m. Bonjean exclaimed loudly a ooh my beloved wife my dear children a a message these last objects of his thought received. In the Hospital Garden there was a dispute Between Megy and Vierig. A this will do said the former the latter wished to go further and there they wrangled As to where the execution should be held in presence of their victims. These availed themselves of the delay to Kneel in prayer. Some of the Federr is laughed and jeered them. A leave those men alone a said a sergeant a we done to know what May happen to us tor Morrow a meanwhile the assassins had agreed that the Garden was too Publica place and the March was taken up for the walled passage running round the prison. Mgr. Darby lifting his band pronounced the absolution of his comrades then gave his Arm to m. Bonjean. The abbe Allard walked along rapidly with his hands clasped above his head a a humming something a says a witness. He was reciting the prayers for the dying. There was another delay at the Gate and while the key was being sought the archbishop said to one of the Federr is a i have always loved the people always loved a your Liberty is not our Liberty a answered the Man a a done to bother us a the Gate was opened and the prisoners led to the spot Francois and Vierig had selected on the 22d, a sort of sunken ditch open above but walled in on three sides. The prisoners were placed against the Wall in their rank the archbishop then m. Bonjean then the abbe dug Erry then fathers Lecondra and Clerc the jesuits last of All the abbe Allard Almoner of the ambulance service. It was 7 45 p. M. The soldiers were drawn up at thirty Yards distance. Genton ordered them to fire. Two volleys and some scattering shots announced to those without that the forty assassins had earned the fifty francs a head paid them for the murder. When they marched out into the Street the crowd cheered them. A Well done citizens you have done a Good work a Vierig was excitedly brandishing his famous horse pistol and shooting �?o1 finished the famous archbishop with this i burst his Mouth for him a he lied for the archbishop had not needed the coup de Grace though m. Bonjean struck by Nineteen bullets still was writhing in agony when a pistol shot fired in his left ear made an end of it. To murder was of course added plunder. The surviving hostages were terrified that night to see several keepers opening cells moving about and speaking in a Low tone. Vierig remain and two of their friends were plundering the Ellof the murdered men. They found a few valueless vestments and the archbishops pastoral ring. At two in the morning Vierig remain Ana some others were sent to Bury the corpses which still Lay As they had fallen in a Pool of blood. They were rifled and the clothing torn off where the buttons were slow in yielding. One nut the pastoral Cross Droit and his neck to his friends Delight. Another took the Silver buckles off the archbishops shoes. In removing them he bruised his Finger then rising angrily he kicked the body violently crying a it was no use killing the scoundrel he hurts me still a the corpses were taken away in a band cart and dumped in a pit at Pere la chaise and a mild May rain falling at Daybreak soaked the blood of the hostages into the Earth and washed the spattered Walls. Jeckert a name it will be remembered was on the first list but Genton substituted for it that of the abbe dug Erry. Early the next morning Genton Vierig and two friends took him from his cell. He asked what they wanted. A we want to shoot you that Sall a answered Genton. Jecker turned Pale and asked a Why a a because you were the accomplice 01 Marnye in the mexican expedition. Jecker instantly saw that his Fate was sealed and putting 011 his hat said a i am they took him away to the Hue de la Chine a Long half hours walk Distant talking with him All the while. Why this was done can not be said positively but As they thought he was immensely Rich and Francois had already sounded him to see whether he was willing to pay handsomely for his Liberty it May be inferred that their object was to hold him to Ransom. But he said to them a you Are mistaken if you think i made Money in Mexico it was stolen from me i was at last they halted in a vacant lot it was raining and the streets were Slippery or deep with mud. Making him remove his overcoat he was placed with his face against the Wall. A a done to make me suffer a he said and they shot him. He writhed convulsively after falling and with the famous horse pistol Vierig gave him his coup de Grace. Vierig Tsien put on his a perforated coat and Francois searched the sets of the yet warm body then it was a some thirty feet away to a Hole dug for the foundation of a building and left there. The face was covered with a financial Sheet found in the overcoat the hat jammed firmly Down on the Bead with a blow from the fist then Francois wrote on a scrap of paper a a Jeckert mexican banker a and tucked it into a Button Liole and the murderers went off to the restaurant of one Lacroix near at hand and partook of bread cheese a Box of sardines and half a gallon of wine. Their morning Jaunt Lead made them hungry. How bread croats Are used in Paris. From the Boston american a what becomes of the old Moons what becomes of the old crusts of bread in Paris a asks the Figaro and then tells of their transformations. The Boulanger in Vieux. Freely translated a Baker of the old a utilizes the pieces of dry damaged and abandoned bread e gathers the crusts in boarding Kiouses convents and hotels. These morsels covered with Sand stained with Ink and often picked from heaps of refuse Are sold by servants to the a Baker of the old a who turns them into new preparations. The merchandise is carefully sorted out. The fragments which Are judged to be still in a presentable condition Are dried in an oven and form routes a pot which Are used up in soup at Low class restaurants. Almost All the lozenge shaped crusts served in dishes of vegetables have this origin. The crumbs and defective crusts Are pounded in a mortar until they become a White paste which butchers use to adorn cutlets. All the material that appears absolutely incapable of further service is then roasted reduced to charcoal ground into powder and by the addition of a few drop of essence of mint is converted into a toothpaste. Such is one of the metamorphoses of parisian Industry. A woman in male attire was admitted to the male Ward in a san Francisco Hospital to be treated for injuries caused by a fall but on the discovery of her sex the assistants hurried her into the proper apartment. 8he registered in the office As Albert Sinclair of new Orleans and said that she had dreamed As a Man for ten years finding it More convenient and advantageous than woman a dress for making her living. She chased obit to. Pm a a Robert Ilof Din. The poc Arai g Nome or the won Terral fonts of Ort French Wiard. Boston the most famous of magicians was the late Robert Houdini. He was never excelled and Seldom equated in. His calling. He was Well declared to lie the Prince of conjuror for he elevated his profession and was an Able mathematician and mechanician. His ingenuity was unlimited and it was absolutely impossible to detect the secret of his innumerable tricks and performances. Without the least assistance he would hold an audience in Delight and amazement for hours every thing being done with a Graceful facility which showed that Houdini absolutely enjoyed his business. He taught his son Many of his original tricks but never imparted them to others while tie secret of the most remarkable performances has died with their master and no one can Ever hoj get to reproduce them. Probably the first instance in which a conjurer has been called upon to exercise his profession in government employ was that of Robert Houdini. He was sent to Algeria by the French minister of foreign Adair to exercise the Black Art in that benighted country hoping thus to destroy the influence exercised among the arabs by the Marabou so an influence which was often mischievously applied. By a few cunning yet Clumsy tricks these Mara outs passed themselves off As sorcerers and were held in fear and veneration by the ignorant tribes. The French government desired to show the arabs that these would be leaders among them were Mere impostors and that their pretended supernatural Powers were without the least foundation in truth. The Best Way to do this it was thought would be to Send one among them who should eclipse their skill and thus discredit their science and pretended Powers. It was resolved to Send Robert Houdini and the wizard was ordered to appear at the government office in Paris forthwith. Houdini was a Little puzzled to know what the minister could want with him. The plan and purpose of the government were made known to him and he entered with spirit into the idea and its successful application. With every facility and All needed Protection Houdini sailed for Algeria to astonish the natives. Arriving under favourable auspices he went at once to work upon the object of his Mission and gaping crowds followed him everywhere thinking him inspired. He succeeded in showing the people that he could vanquish the famous prophets who had obtained such control Over the ignorant masses of the population and thus threw them into such discredit that he succeeded in disarming them almost entirely of their influence. Still there was one of the Mara outs whom he had not yet met and who scoffed at the reported Powers of the French wizard. A Day was therefore appointed when the two should appear before the people and each give evidence of his own Peculiar Powers. One of the great pretensions of the Marabou was of invulnerability. At the moment that a loaded Musket was pointed at him and the trigger pulled he pronounced a few cabalistic words and the weapon would not go off. Hon Din instantly detected the trick and showed that the touch Hole of the Musket was carefully plugged. This rendered the Arab conjurer furious and he of course abused his French rival without mercy. Houdini was perfectly Cool and turning to him said a you Are angry with me a a i am a said the Marabou. A and would be avenged a a yes a he replied regarding Houdini with eyes gleaming with ferocity. A it is very a show me the a i will show you a said Houdini quietly while the Arab was All attention. A take a pistol Load it yourself. Here Are bullets. Put one in the barrel. But Stop a a for what a said the Arab. A Mark the Bullet wit i your knife that you May know the Arab did As he was told. A you Are quite certain now a said Houdini that the pistol is properly loaded a a Tell me do Yon feel no remorse in killing me thus even though i consent a a no a and the eyes of the Savage grew Darker with an expression of cruelty. A it is strange a said Houdini almost sadly. A you Are my enemy and i will kill you a he replied. A wait but a Houdini then stuck an Apple on the Point of a knife and calmly gave tie word As he held the fruit raised in one hand a fire a the pistol was discharged the Apple flew far away and there appeared in its place stuck on the Point of the knife the Bullet which the Marabou Hod marked. The spectators though aroused to intense excitement of feeling remained mute with stupefaction while tie Marabou bowed before his Superior saying a god is great i am great was the Triumph of tie French wizard. Houdini then called for an empty bowl which he kept constantly full of boiling Coffee though but few of the arabs would taste of it for they were sure that it was the evil ones Coffee pot from whence it came. He told them that it was within his Power to deprive them of All strength and to restore it to them at will and he produced in illustration a Small Box so Light that a child could lift it with the fingers. And now came their astonishment. This Box suddenly became so heavy that the strongest Man could not raise it and the arabs who prize physical strength above every tiling looked with terror upon the magician who they doubted not could annihilate them by the Mere exertion of his will. The people expressed this belief in which the wizard of course confirmed them and promised that at a Day appointed he would convert one of them into smoke. The Day came and the throng was prodigious. A fanatical Marabou had agreed to give himself up to the French sorcerer for the Experiment. The preparations were on a grand scale. The Marabou was made to stand upon a table and was covered with transparent Gauze. Then Houdini and another person lifted the table by the ends when the Arab disappeared in a profuse Cloud of smoke. The terror of the spectators was ind Scriba be. They rushed out of the place and ran a Long distance before the boldest could make up their minds to return and look for the Marabou. They found him near the spot where he had so mysteriously disappeared but he could not answer their questions he could Tell them nothing at All and Only gazed wildly at them like one bereft of his senses. He was entirely ignorant of what had happened to him. This was Houdini a closing exhibition in Arabia. The minds of the people had been filled with wonder and he was venerated by All while the pretentious Mara outs were in utter disgrace. A woman was found who had been imprisoned there thirteen years. In 1844 she became attached to an austrian officer but her father a violent hater of the austrians who at that time were in Possession of that part of Italy where he resided refused his consent to a marriage. The girl stated that she would then marry without his permission. He Dis simulated his anger and during a walk in which lie accompanied her he induced her to descend into the eave with him by Means of a rope ladder with a View of examining it. He was the first to ascend to the surface and withdrawing the ladder left her. She was kept regularly supplied with food and clothing. Even when her cruel father died she was not released for her sister whose hatred toward the austrians was equally great continued the imprisonment. The unfortunate woman on liberation. Had a complexion of a death like pallor caused by the darkness in which she had so Long lived and her voice had departed through constant cries for help during tie Early part of her sequestration. She could speak Only in a hoarse whisper. Fishing for Sharks. A sad affair Haa lately been brought to. A. Light in Italy. In a Small Cava near Udino awaiting the Hull sport that resembles Rotcher How the voracious monsters fight. From the Forest and Stream. We hauled in the Blue beauties hand Over hand and in a couple of hours caught enough for our purposes and then beat up against a stiff quot northerly Breeze to the shark grounds off great Point. We anchored in about eight fathoms of water with a rapid tide and Lively sea and As one of the preliminaries emptied overboard the bloody water from the barrels. This of course runs Down the tide and the Sharks scenting it follow up like hounds until they reach the boat. The tackle used in taking these fish consists of a Long three Quarter Inch line to which is attached a fathom of Chain to prevent them from biting it off As they will often do without this precaution and to this in turn is fastened a Quarter Inch Hook eighteen inches Long and eight inches across the Bend. This baited with Blue fish is Flung overboard and al. Wed to sink us the tideway will allow and the boat end of the line made fast to something solid. We waited perhaps an hour when our skipper who a moment before was dozing in the Stern made a frantic leap in the air and failing to Stop his line from running rapidly overboard called lustily for help. Three of us Laid hold with him and slowly hand Over hand hauled in. Now we could see the Sharks White belly flashing As be turned 011 his Side in his involuntary ascent and then with a gurgling Roar lie broke water close to us. Now lie would attack the boat his jaws snapping together like Bear traps and leaving numberless Teeth sticking in her sides then he would Roll himself Over and Over biting savagely at the Iron Chain but soon we Naulea him close aboard when our Pilot by repeated blows with a club soon Laid him stiff alongside. Shark fishing can not be called sport butchery is a More proper term to apply. Sword fishing is dangerous and consequently exciting. Shark fishing lacks one Iota of danger and the putting Forth of sufficient strength to haul one to tie surface and then beat his head to a Jelly can hardly be exciting. The Sand shark is most frequently taken Here although the Blue dog or Man eater. Shovel nose Hammer head and River shark Are also sometimes caught. The fishermen Fry the Oil from their livers by letting them stand in the Sun sell the jaws to visitors and the bodies to Farmers for manure. I forgot to mention the dog fish another of the family though much inferior in size to the others rarely exceeding three feet in length. They Are caught for their Oil and the livers Are also they Are fierce biters two men often taking nearly a thousand per Day. A Hook without a Barb is used As they Are ugly customers to handle being armed with a Spike near the tail which they do not hesitate to strike into any one foolish enough i to handle them. Ludo an conjuror. One of their tricks is to make the dried skins of a cobra live. Liev allow the beholder every Opportunity to see How it is done and at the last stage of Juggler but one he May examine the Basket to see that nothing but the Serpent skin is in it. A White cloth is taken by the Juggler and placed Over the Basket after having been Well shaken so that you May be assured nothing is in it. A pipe is produced and with a horrible noise similar to that made by All Snake charmers and not unlike the sound a cracked and badly made bagpipe would Emit is made. No one goes near the cloth or Basket except the almost naked Man who can not possibly hide any live Snake in his sleeves for the simple and sufficient reason that he has neither sleeves nor jacket. The Sheet is lifted and on the lid being opened a most distinctly energetic Serpent is discovered. No sooner is it stirred than it rises on its tail spreads out its Hood and strikes with its fangs and Tongue at the charmer. The Snake gone a Strong Stout girl comes Forward makes a deep obeisance and then stepping Back throws a Man weighing full 150 pounds Over her shoulders. Nor does she Stop Here for she seizes her victim once More places him crosswise on her Back anti then tosses him into the air As though he were made of feathers and not a Broad shouldered human being. Turning backwards on her feet she picks up straws with her eyelids throw somersaults and lifts weights which would astonish the Ordinary acrobat. While she is thus performing jugglers Are turning pebbles into Birds Birds into eggs and eggs into plants men thread beads with their tongues join innumerable Picones of Cotton into one Long Cord keep half a score of Sharp knives in the air at once throw Cannon balls with their toes and spin tops on the end of twigs. An ingenious use of Carrier pigeons is on record. They were employed in Belgium to smuggle tobacco into France. Each Bird carried from ten to fifteen grammes of the Weed and two dozen pigeons per Day were regularly dispatched. How Long the new Industry had been established is not stated but one Day it came to grief. A Bird was too heavily loaded and he dropped with his Barden exhausted into the Seine. A police inquiry resulted and the whole business was exposed. French scientists Are now discussing the question whether the Bird was merely overloaded or whether the tobacco heated by the warmth of the animal poisoned it. A new Hampshire Man recently cat fro Bis leg with a Penknife a Wininie Ball which was put there at cold Harbor in 1863. And which the surgeons then deemed it inadvisable to remove As it was imbedded in the Bones. Of late the Ball had worked Down below the ankle and troubled him seriously. Thers a an abundance of wheat and Barley remaining in Bulgaria. Every Hamlet 1 crowded with immense stacks of Grain while a very Large pop of Indian Cornia husband Mun. Calling on the evil one. How a a new party of Minen Dot deck of t Ana. Dubuque Bally Telegraph not a great while ago within a few Miles of this City there occurred a circumstance which made a deep impression upon at least one person. A party of four miners who occupied a Cabin in which they cooked and ate their own meals were in great need of a new deck of cards. Readers May smile at the idea of any one being in a great need of cards but when it is stated that card playing was almost their Only amusement and that the deck which they had been using was so badly worn that the spots were scarcely diff cer Nible the thought will not appear so absurd. Among their number was a Young Man named Joe who was known to be exceedingly per stations. Every unusual or unaccountable noise had for him a mysterious signify the Bottom of his deepest pocket. After supper that evening when they were pre canes. He heard strange noises in the moaning winds and in the Rustle of tie withered leaves he fancied there came to him the sound of ghostly footfalls. On a dark night every blackened stump seemed an Imp of satan and in every Light coloured object he saw a White Robed spirit. John another one # of the party was of a mischievous disposition and was constantly playing tricks upon Joe. The wish for a new deck of cards was More and More frequently expressed As its needs became More and More apparent and one Day while the party were in the City John unknown to any of the others purchased the cards and hid them away in pocket by it paring for to Weir favorite game Joe said that he wished they had a new deck of cards. John said he wished so too and that he had a Good mind to ask his satanic majesty to Send them the cards. Joe dreading lest the Devil might come in person to bring the cards objected to calling on him but his fears were ridiculed by the other members of the party and John was urged to proceed. Going to an old fashioned fire place John threw the old deck of cards into the fire and As they were being consumed muttered to himself mysterious and unintelligible words. When they were reduced to ashes he took the shovel and began throwing the ashes up the Chimney still muttering in apparent entreaty to the Prince of evil. Then placing his ear near the Chimney and listening intently for a moment he informed his com Tian ions that the Devil had promised to Send lira the cards. After More muttering and More listening he informed them that the Devil had sent them. No one could see them so he was forced to entreat satan to inform them where the cards were. John listened again for a moment and Tiren told the interested group of spectators that the Devil said they were in the pocket of some one in the room. All searched their pockets John among the rest but no cards were produced. Listening again. John declared that the Devil said the cards were in Joe s pocket. Trembling at this announcement and dreading lest he should hear the flutter of satan swings and feel the grip of Iron claws Joe sat for a moment until he was Able to stammer out that the cards were not in his pocket. A but a said John a they must be there. The Devil said they were and he Tell a Story about a did you look in every pocket Joe a said one of his companions. Joe thought he had but Wasny to certain. He had reached a condition in which he Wasny to certain of any thing except that he was terribly frightened. A did you look in the tail pockets a said another. Joe a hand immediately reached for the pockets designated in his frock coat and he almost fainted As he Drew out a neatly wrapped package. On being opened it was found to contain a pack of cards the same that John had purchased during the Day and while they were eating supper had dexterously transferred from his own to Joe a pocket. Joe still believes that the cards came direct from the infernal regions. He Hasni to touched them since nor could he be hired to do so and since that eventful evening would rather be shot than to venture out alone after dark. Hardening steel. As the hardness depends on the quickness with which it is cooled there Are better materials than water which besides gives an unequal temper the steam bubbles developed interrupting Contact another thing water is a bad conductor of heat and if the bubbling and heat do not put it in motion it would be unfit for hardening. Water with plenty of ice in it gives a harder temper Small tools May be stuck into a piece of ice As jewellers and watch makers insert them in a piece of sealing Wax. Oil is also used by them As being better than water As it does not evaporate so easily. The Damascus steel Blades Are tempered in a Strong current of cold air passing through a narrow Slit. This gives a much More uniform and equal temperament than water. But the most effective liquid is the Only liquid Metal Mercury. This being a Good conductor of heat in fact the very Best liquid conductor and the Only cold one appears to be the Best liquid for hardening steel cutting tools. The Best steel when forged into shape and hardened in Mercury will Cut almost any thing. We have seen articles made from Ordinary steel which have been hardened and tempered to a deep Straw color turned with comparative ease with cutting tools from Good tool steel hardened in Mercury. Beware of inhaling the vapor while hardening. Boar Hunting. I11 Brittany writes a sportsman it is still thought the proper thing to slay the boar at Bay with the couteau de Chasse. While he is. Occupied with the hounds in front the Huntsman conies up behind him and with his Arm Ham strings him and then having thus rendered him incapable of charging plunges the couteau de Chasse into his body Deli ind the shoulder but i think there Are few people nowadays would like to tackle an old solitaire in that Way. I recollect myself some years ago at a boar Hunt in Brittany a. Certain gentleman of my acquaintance wished to serve the boar with the couteau de Chasse in Good style out of bravado but As. It was his first attempt with disastrous though Ludric Ous consequences As when he made his stroke lie was seen to Fly into the air to some three Yards distance i Hunting Cap Fiew one Way himself the other but the boar Lucky for him made his Seo Ond charge at the Hunting Cap. And disappeared into the Depths of the Forest with the Cap appended to one of his tusks and neither Hunting Cap nor boar was seen again that Day. It a a North Carolina girl pierced her ear in order to get a pair of ear rings and got instead a four and a half Pound tumor which a surgeon has removed. A a 1� a. A. It a rumoured in Paris that Germany will a occupy russian Poland in order that tha russian troops there May be used against the a

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