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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - October 24, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioVol. Xxxvii no. 13.wednesday morning october 24. 1877. Whole no. 2107. Paris latest monster. A Myrd cry a a frantic Effort to Drac a la Parana on r with him to the a the baby Wlton Caay horrid Beenes in court a my unit die Alono alien a fart. October 3d. Cor. New York world. We must do Paris the Justice of admitting Bint it is very rarely without a criminal sensation of some sort. Billoir guillotined for cutting his mistress into fragments and tossing the pieces into the River Joyaux dumps a three year old child into a dry Well to be eaten living of insects and vermin the a a Lien on his neck the widow gras appeared and barely had the doors of the prison clanged behind her than Albert and his mistress came up for trial As the authors of the affair of the tour Malakoff. The French a Stein of conducting trials shocks us Ai Iglo of axons accustomed to codes which regard All men As innocent till they Are proved every Possi guilty put and surround the prisoner with ble safeguard. The French system is not soft in not so humane but it possesses this advantage from a journalists standpoint it is More productive of dramatic scenes. An meted1 accusation is generally As Good Reading As a novel and scarcely an important trial but presents tableau As striking As any to be been at the Heaters. Joseph Albert May be described As a Good Type of the debauched of Low class thief on occasion Assassin in event of need he is a Man of middling size and dark complexion with hair slightly brushed Forward a dead cold Eye and an earthly tint the forehead bulging and the figure Bony. Hortense la Voiette his partner in crime is a woman of Twenty nine a Stout Brunette with regular features and a High color and the bold Brazen air of a woman who deserted her husband and three children to descend to the lowest ranks of the City a vile. She has a violent temper As her flashing Eye heaving bosom and firm set jaw testify at any moment of excitement. She is a colossal liar and the number of falsehoods she uttered in Ber examinations is incalculable. Now she declared herself to be the daughter of a lady gave As her own the name of a respectable mar died woman whom she had known. Then site denied All knowledge of the crime then admitted her participation in it at one stage then reasserted her innocence and swore the crime upon the victims husband. The Best description of the crime i can Ive is taken from Alberto a confession when e led the officers to the scene of the butchery of the old woman in the cellar. A there a a Aid he halting at the head of the stairs a Here is where i called out mine. Lapelle tier your rabbits Are Loose they Are in the then he led them to the main cellar and went on a there Hortense waited for me hidden in this Corner placing himself on a Small Heap of stones. She was there watching for her prey. Mine. Lepel Letier was behind me i kept talking to her about her rabbits she hesitated to follow me. 8he seemed to Lack Confidence poor soul she Wasny to wrong. At lost she enters 1 hesitate but i see my mistress that Demon from hell who lifts her Arm and Waves for me to strike. I strike i strangle my victim she Falls but still breathes. She must be finished. I say to Hortense a you who drove me to this crime come help me Complete she conies and kneels Here is the spot and she and i wring the poor woman a neck. We get her to die she was suping or breathing for two hours. When e was quite dead i tried to Bury the body Someier at the extremity of the cellar but in ground you see stamping his foot was Foo hard so we Laid it Here under this Heap of weeds. At night to lower it into the Well we took a rope. It was not easy work the step in the passage making us stumble. Going along the Little passage we saw Lepelletier husband of the murdered woman going in and had to Stop a minute then we reached the window Over the Well in the court Yard. 1 let the body out of the window and Down into the Well gently for i re sect the dead and soon heard it splash in e Here the woman Hortense was led into fhe cellar and went and placed herself in a Corner Remote from that indicated by Albert saying a it was Here i remained during the murder and for two hours a no a cried Albert with violent gestures a you lie you wretch god should crush you. Come Over Here Here in the Corner where you know you were waiting for me calling to me wishing to fling me Down to the hell we Are both going to. Daro you lie now Here is where the woman was at your feet i see you take her by the neck saying. The wont die wont she a and we kilted her a no. It is not True it is not True a feebly replied the woman. The officers plied her with questions and pressed her to confess a bowing her How the Man unaided could not have carried the body along the passage. She a Aid at last a i wished to help him carry it. But i could no to it was too a pshaw a a a Aid an officer. A no one could have carried it a Well a she admitted Reluct Antly a i helped him to carry it to the Entrance of the passage there my strength and nerve gave then she was pressed again and admitted having helped Albert with it a Little further on. A nah has said Albert a now you re beginning to talk go on Tell All about a i have admitted every thing a she answered a it wus Here i left the body and went upstairs. You did the a i Tell Yon you were there a answered Albert with some irritation. A hold on i know How to fetch her. My Little Nephew was in the passage and saw it All. 0, if he could Only speak a the officers sent for the child and satisfied themselves that from the passage it could have seen the drama in the cellar. The Little ones looks betrayed a certain amount of intelligence the nurse explained that it was beginning to talk. It was not frightened at fhe sight of the strangers and said in its a tempering Way a Bobo Hurt Mamma Pelletier throw in Well under the grass the kelp a Uncle Albert make her bobs a aunt Hortense hither like this a and the Little one brought Down its tiny fist. A Bravo Bravo a cried Albert clapping his hands a it a the hand of god you re caught it last. Now lie will you a on the stage such a scene would be thought impossible but there it is translated literally from the court record when the two prisoners were confronted before the Juge a instruction there was a scene no less Hor be Albert trying to draw the woman to the Jillotine with i you got me the you want to see your head off. Speak on i wont listen. She repeats her denial of come come what a the use of lying you know Well that when the woman was Down you Knelt beside her to finish her. You made me strike her. You called me Coward and a because i hesitated. Isnit True. There was no need to excite you you know How to do evil yourself. play the Angel Lucifer cursed Vagabond. on now. Tell How we put the body in the Well. do i know about it do you know about it mocking her wretched liar Why you hatan Rou helped me to drag it while we had sent a Pelletier out for wine Cord we tied it with. �?o11.�?don�?Tt say a we dragged a say t . You re up in your verbs he yes a we dragged the body both of us like scoundrels. You took it by the legs to throw it in. out you liar there will be no punishment severe enough for Vou. whatever you like but what you say is a lie. The truth is that we both she and i killed mine. Lepelletier to Rob her. Yes gentlemen it was to a quot to trinkets for that Saint there that Little Angel that i did the _ in Alberto a examination in court he showed himself the most Brazen refi h that Ever came before the tribunal of the Seine. He was positively delicious when recounting his virtuous but vain struggles against the advice of his wicked companion. A on tiie eve a he said a Hortense made propositions to me to commit the crime saying that there was a Box there filled with Gold that i was Strong and could easily stun the old Man. I rejected her propositions with horror pointing out to her How great a crime that would be in us also that we could get the Box without killing any one. At four next morning she recommenced her urging but i would not. She said a there Are jewels and Money in the Box with that we could live happily and in Comfort All our i resisted the More strenuously. At breakfast i contemplated that poor mine. Lepelletier saying to myself a worthy woman is it that woman this wretch would have me kill a Hortense renewed her the judge you mean to say you resisted Albert resisted Good heavens i thrust them aside with horror and terror. It was Only by ceaseless argument that she won me Over. I had no courage and went out and bought some Brandy. 1 drank it All myself she had no need of Brandy. She had so abominable a nerve that 1 can not express it but i can feel it within me. Then he went on to Tell the Story of the murder while Hortense glared on him like a tigress. The judge after this horrible scent sat Down to drink with m. Lepelletier Alberto yes sir As if nothing had happened. The judge and then went out and stole some clothing Alberto yes sir so that i should be better dressed because that lady Hortense who is very proud and full of vanity did not find me properly attired. Escaping then it was nearly a year before the prisoners were captured and then it was through one of their frequent quarrels. Then began their hitter strife kept up at every state of the proceedings he to drag her with him to the Guillotine she to Send him there alone. Her examination was a horrible one. A i swear a she shrieked a that that Vagabond is the biggest liar on Earth 1 swear it before my god and my a before that Crucifix and the jury a broke in Albert a what i said was a was True Coward wretch wild beast a Hortense went on to declare that Albert and Lepelletier had done the murder and carried away the body growing furious at her Paramour a frequent gestures of contradiction till at last the two prisoners broke into an open War of vile epithets shrieked at the top of their voices. A Lepelletier is innocent i will save him a shouted Albert. A a he a guilty and i will Send him there to the Guillotine with you a she yelled Hack. A the guilty ones Are ourselves you and i did a no it was you and in the midst of this scene of confusion an adjournment was had till order could be restored and maintained. Then there were other sensational scenes when Lepelletier testified that he had never offered Hortense 60,000 francs to Poison Bis wife and become his mistress and that he had not though Hortense constantly interrupted to swear that he had committed an assault on a child and Cut it to pieces and drowned another in the 8eine after robbing it and when the child of five was brought in to Tell How its Uncle and aunt struck Mamma Lepelletier and threw her into the Well. After All the witnesses had been heard Albert insisted Mel dramatically on bringing out one Point a that after his arrest he quietly walked out of the police station which was crowded and an Nour afterwards returned of his own free will. He said a i was getting bored in the station and went out to say Good by to a Friend. An hour afterwards i came Back found two detectives and gave myself up. Suid i to them that is the sort of police they have at la Villette. I was arrested and Here i have been out taking a i wanted to show them that i was neither drunk nor crazy i was irritated but not Well the sentence was for Albert death imprisonment for life for Hortense. When he heard it in his rage at not being Able to drag her to the scaffold with him he stamped his foot angrily and cried in despair �?o1 must die alone i must die alone a his execution if he has any Chance at All will he edifying. Said he with Pride a what a lot of women Are looking at me a then he added a when they shorten me ill make a face the crowd will not forget for ten years a and by Way of illustration he set to grimacing at the audience laughing heartily at his Success when he saw some people shudder and turn away. Andy Johnson a Savior. Guillotine with him. I quote literally a a Albertre own up. Hortense say it was you impelled me to the crime. A a Hortense i forbade you to do it a out you liar. ought to have your head Cut off. You will too. . Demon from Bell if miracles took place a Thunderbolt would crush you. Only Are you Are Gail tier Titan i. 11 a can. You Sipau a chinese giant of eight feet three inches in height and still growing is now on his Way to England where he intends to exhibit himself. He tells a strange Story about his marvelous growth. When eighteen years old he was no taller than his companions of that age. One Day however he caught a very by Range looking smooth skinned fish cooked it and ate it. Soon after this feast he became very Rick and when after several weeks confinement to his bed he left it he discovered that he had grown during the sickness and has Ever since been growing. His head is very Small in comparison with his height this he says was caused by his not eating the head of the Ash. A dog ate it and the animals head grew so Ashot Large that the chinese out of pity unfortunate creature. The a vow iffy Bovin moved the life of Andrew Johnson the con federate Presl Dent a Mogn Oulmonn interposition a bid Johnson try to Revoyr the Bett Atlanta Constitution revolutions arc half romantic in their strange incidents and remarkable episodes. Many singular narrations based wholly upon facts have illustrated this feature in the late War Between the states hut none of them will he More interesting and have a livelier romantic interest at this Day than the rehearsal of facts which we propose to embody in this article. Johnson Ano Davis. In previous articles we have shown that when Jefferson Davis was a a state prisoner in the hands of the government that president Johnson avoided All measures which looked to the giving of Davis up to the fury of the inflamed Northern populace. He saw How futile it would be to resist the strangely unreasoning passion of the people and had himself with his Strong will and unquestioned courage been compelled to yield to its demands in the cases of mrs. Surratt Ami Wirz. The blood of Davis was demanded of him and millions feared us millions hoped that he would deliver the unfortunate Leader of the a lost cause a Over quot to the unsatisfied and bloody handed mob that was then commanding the action of Congress and the decisions of courts. But Johnson delayed and considered the various plans offered for the disposition of his prisoner until he came to be accused of harshly delaying the Fate of a the rebel chief a and of doing so in order that he might suffer All the refinements of prison torture. Those charges and numerous others were made because of the delay in turning Davis Over to the courts. Awaiting his time. That president Johnson had some Good and sufficient reason for his action or non action in the mutter was apparent to the entire country. What his real object was no one has Ever known for we doubt if he Ever told it to any person however close in his Confidence. When action was taken and Davis carried before the courts this country is familiar and history will record the proceedings leading up to his discharge. President Johnson often referred in Public and in private to this a result a but never so far As we can ascertain expressed dissatisfaction or Chagrin that the a Leader of the rebellion should have escaped the punishment which he had so often declared during the our to be due to All those in revolution against the Federal government on account of their so called a few facts connected with the first Days of the War will bring us to the principal Points of this narrative. It will be remembered that after Andrew Johnson had made his great Union speech in the Senate and declared that he would not abandon the cause of the Union he became odious to the Southern people. Upon his return to Tennessee from Washington he was subjected to All manner of insults and indignities along the route through Virginia and at Lynchburg was assailed most outrageously by irate secession partisans. It was us on this memorable trip that the occasion was Given for the incidents now to lie related. The following documents Tell their own Story and were copied by the writer from the originals in the Possession of president Johnson Jen Krai. Humphrey Marshall s letter. The first document is As follows a a new Orleans 36th april 1866. Confidential a dear sir the enclosed statement is from a gentleman whose acquaintance i made at Abingdon va., where lie called on me during the War. Lee wc5 then a colonel in tiie Confederate states army and had authority to raise a regiment and was engaged in the work. I know that while so engaged he was captured and served through a Long imprisonment at Johnson s Island and was Only exchanged a Short time before the fall of Richmond. He is now in one of the largest commercial houses in new York. I can not doubt the truth of the statement for i can conceive of no interest that Greenwood could have to lie in the matter even were he capable of uttering falsehood. He does not feel that Davis treated him Well or properly during the struggle which i happen to have known Long since. He communicated the facts to me Only to Day and i requested him to let me reduce them to writing and to place them before you privately and confidentially for i thought you ought to know it. I know were i in your place and such facts were connected with me or a crisis in my life and he who had so served me was situated As Davis is i should like to know the facts. I write this then More in kindness to you than to your state prisoner. It is curious As a Romance. A i am desired by or. Greenwood to request that you will regard the communication As confidential. He seems to shrink from the a says he Wou papers for any Money. A i Hope sir you will appreciate my own motive in sending you this paper and that you will regard me As very respectfully your obedient servant a Humphrey Marshall. A hon. Andrew accompanying the letter was the following statement of facts signed by or. Greenwood himself a a Greenwood a statement. A Alexander g. Greenwood resident of the City of new Orleans states that in the year 1801 he was on duty As a Confederate officer at Bristol East Tennessee knows that a conspiracy was entered into to attack Andrew Johnson now president of the United states on his return from Washington City to Tennessee. He states that the leaders of this movement meant to secure or. Johnson s person and to hang him or take his life in the attempt to do so. That a few moments Only before the cars stopped warning was Given of or. Johnson a being on the cars and there was a hurrying to carry the purpose of the mob into execution. At the same time the undersigned was warned by Jefferson Davis president of the Confederate states of America to move the cars by Bristol so As to avoid the danger that threatened the life of or. Johnson and it was after a partial assault had been made on the cars and some menaces had been id dressed to or. Johnson that the undersigned in obedience to the orders of president Davis and to save or. Johnson a life or him from great bodily harm ordered the instant Progress of the can to Jonesborough which order was obeyed and thus or. Johnson was saved by the interposition of or. Davis. How or. Davis knew of or. Johnson a danger the undersigned does not know he Only obeyed the positive order and claims no credit therefor and had no personal feel to have religion upon authority is like a a watch to be set Forward or backward pisses that has it in we. App Cranse of officious Ness and Ltd not have this get to the news and stated their object and were successfully enforced. If it is Felt proper st this time to make tiie fact known the undersigned it tests this statement by his oath to the truth thereof. A witness my hand this 26th april 1800. A a. G. the above documents Tell their own Story. How or. Johnson regarded their contents the writer is unable to say for in a series of years he never heard from or. Johnson the slightest reference to the facts stated in them. Tiie Only notice we now have of his being interested in them is the care with which he preserved them and the following endorsement which he wrote upon them in his own Peculiar Chir Graphy a letter in reference to Jeff Davis saving the life of a. J. On his return Home from we have often talked with sex president Johnson about or. Davis and retain notes of conversations in which his opinions about the character and career of the Confederate sex president were Given with much Freedom. Those comments we can not incorporate Here but we May state that in no one of the conversations did or. Johnson Ever speak liar Shiy of or. Davis. On tiie contrary he seemed to have a Peculiar interest in or. Davis fortunes and to wish for him a life of peace and happiness if not renewed and great usefulness. These facts bring up anew what was once a whispered question a did or. Johnson in his conduct toward or. Davis seek to pay a debt of gratitude to his once preserver a Hoags muffled aware. A phenomenal Trotter that wan brought on at a Merit rare the ant Mil trial is to beat Goldsmith maid barns and All the rest. Buffalo sunday news a sprinkling of horsemen gathered at the hard half mile track outside of Seneca Falls lately to look on a Trot Between three Ordinary horses owned in the neighbourhood. Between the heats or. Milton Hoag keeper of the Hoag House drove on the track with a Bay Marc my filed to the ears in a discoloured summer Blanket. The Mare was booted and harnessed to a mud stained rough looking Skeleton Wagon. Hoag drove the Mare in at a shambling walk. She looked like a rheumatic stricken beast As she passed the stand and the assembled horsemen laughed As her Driver turned around and exclaimed a boys have your timers ready when i get around in at this the snare started and was soon throwing her legs out in a wonderful manner. The hoofs on her forelegs were turned under like fish Hooks and her Hind feet darted Forward with the Speed of lightning. She had Flora temples stride without getting As Low Down. The muffled Mare skimmed around the upper turn of the track like a mile a minute engine around a curve and she Eam Down the Back stretch with the swoop of a Pigeon without a break. A heaven und Earth a exclaimed Deacon Obadiah Latham who was never known to use a profane ejaculation before a did any of you gentlemen Ever see a Mare Trot like that before there a no ministers horse there. Here she comes. Get your watches and she did come with the fastest quartet of pattering hoofs Ever heard on that track or probably any other to a Wagon with a Driver weighing about two Hundred pounds. Or. George Haight or. Joshua Hinckley and other judges in the Box All owners of fast Trotters started to Weir timers carefully As the Mare rattled by. A let her go Milt a shouted Deacon Latham. Milt looked Pale but determined. He had evidently never driven a Trotter fast before but he was in for it and he let her go. A George you take tiie last Quarter while i take the half a shouted or. Hinckley to or. Haight. A fall right a replied or. Haight. The Mare glided around the half mile track wit i the Speed of a Coney Island Railroad Dummy eager for a smash up. As she passed under tile string Hinckley shouted a half mile in 1 10 a and Haight a she made the Quarter around the turn in thirty three the other timers corroborated them. A that Mare can beat All the Trotters in the world a said an old Long Island horseman who wat present. To the writer he said a she is a California Mare without a record. She is a seven year old Bay with tremendous muscle in her shoulders and quarters Large lungs and Points that i think w ill make her the wonder of the trotting world. John Splan saw her in California and started East with her to beat Rarus and the other flyers but she was taken sick in Omaha and Hoags brother who is interested in her brought her to Seneca Falls. She is now almost recovered Ami is called lady where a governor gets has wive. Texarkana Democrat Claiborne f. Jackson a native of Kentucky was once governor of the state of Missouri. He joined the Southern confederacy and died during his term at a farmhouse opposite the City of Little Rock. The most remarkable fact connected with the history of his life is perhaps the statement that he married five Sisters in one of the most respectable wealthy and distinguished families in the state that As soon As one wife would die he would go and marry her sister in reasonable time. Of course some of them were widows when he married them. In connection with the marriages there was a standing joke told at the expense of the governor which was that when he went to ask the old gentle mme a consent to marry the last one the venerable father is reported to have said a yes Claib you can have her. You have got them All. For goodness Sake done task me for the old when the head of a bulgarian family perceives that he is about to die he sends for the priest and begins to bargain with him about the Cost of nis funeral. The moment he Dies All the pots pans and kettles in the House Are turned upside Down to prevent his soul taking Refuge in any of them and great care is taken to prevent either Man or animal especially a cat or dog from stepping across his body As otherwise in the opinion of his family he would turn into a Vampire and be a continual nuisance to them and to their neighbors. The body is buried without any coffin in a shallow grave and left there for three years daring which time Many offerings of food and wine Are placed upon it. At the end of the third year the Bones of the dead r n Are dug up carefully washed put into a Linen bag Laid before the altar in the Village Church and after receiving the Blessing of the priest Are finally buried for Good. _ tub syntax editor of the Bridgeport Standard says the principal Point of difference Between the endorsement on a note and the dome on the Capitol of Washington is that one is under wrote and the others Rotunda. A Flat Ionia very popular As a bed fellow. A Flat Iron contains in equal blisters and chilblains. Parts lunatics and drunkards. Their indiscriminate imprisonment of Bellevue a Babel in the cells a Only three keeper for Hev Emty me or Keg hey Simano but Lent. New York Mercury the manner in which unfortunate lunatics Are treated in the Public institutions of this City demands immediate Reform As the following developments will show. Upon investigating the matter the reporter Learned that but a Small ratio of the persons picked i it in the streets by the police and hastily adjudged by them to be a Slimy a were in reality insane their dementia being Only temporary resulting from alcoholism a malady which a few hours rest would dissipate or a dose prescribed by a physician would speedily dispel. The general verdict of the officers arresting a person whose mind is astray or not exactly Clear is a a he a luny a and the prisoner is at once hustled into a cell without examination at the time. Thus thrown into comparative darkness these prisoners begin shouting at the top of their lungs and beating und kicking the Iron Gate which actions Are taken As confirmation of the officers charge where umm an ambulance is telegraphed for and the victim rapidly wheeled to Bellevue Hospital and there again placed in a cell. Should these parties not indulge in any extraordinary antics in the police station they arc kept there til the following morning and then taken before a magistrate who upon the general charge of a found in the Street luny your Honor a commits the Man to the torn 1 is thence lie is taken in a Little time to the Hospital for examination. Visiting Bellevue Hospital the reporter Learned that All persons sent thither As lunatics were placed in cells of which there were six for men and a like number for women where they remained until their eases were looked into by the two examining physicians. They were obliged to put them in the cells until the examination was made As no one else had any right or authority to interfere with them unless they were very sick when the Hospital doctors would temporarily attend to them. Sometimes a fortnight would elapse before any definite conclusion would be arrived a is there any distinction made Between patients actually insane or those raving with delirium Kremens when admitted a a they Are placed in cells to await the examining doctors arrivals and the attendants Only interfere to prevent any violence. If they Are sent Here by the police or magistrate As insane we Are obliged to receive them and it not infrequently happens that the attendants Are aroused some hours after the arrival to find them doing furious Battle with imaginary snakes and other reptiles. Those who Are really insane Are thus excited by their companions and together they make things Lively. Every care is taken however to prevent them from doing harm to each other or injuring the cells. On the ground floor of the Hospital North Side tiie reporter found six cells with Iron sheathed doors and lighted by Small Iron grated windows the four wails being of Stone whitewashed. In each were two Beds and these in three of the cells were occupied by Ronen whose Ruby noses indicated a love for Strone drink. One of the men appeared to be tranquilly sleeping off a big drunk. A Are these men lunatics a inquired the reporter of his guide. A i should say not i reckon they be not a the Jim jams a and they re getting Over them. All those who Are sent Here As insane Are put in these cells and sometimes a real Lunatic raves and carries on As much As an alcohol sucker. The cells for the women Are on the other Side of the building and there is no distinction made there either Between cases of alcoholism and real insanity until the examining doctors have concluded their a what restraint is placed on the most violent a a a we use the Strait jacket and what is called the Muff. The jacket is made of Sailcloth and in it the Cau do no harm whatever however much he May chafe under his confinement. The Muff is composed of two leather bracelets which Aro buckled around the wrists when the hands Are inserted in a Strong leather casing resembling a Muff. Iron rings in the bracelets Are passed through corresponding holes on the inner Side of the Muff and through these run a strap which is buckled around the body thus securing the Fellows hands. It looks just like a Muff held close to the body. The patients shoes Are then taken off and he can stamp around or kick about As much As he pleases. There is one thing we can to Stop and that is their Mouths and they yell and scream themselves hoarse what an old attendant says. An sex attendant in the Hospital in conversation with the reporter said that thee especially those of the menus department awaiting the visit of the examining physicians Are not in frequently overcrowded with vermin covered wretches whose proper Elace would be on the Island and there May e seen again and again during the year the same parties. After three or four Days Good rest and an abundance of nourishing food ii provided with sleeping accommodations for two Are sometimes made to hold six and seven. The quiet and reserved Lunatic is thus often thrust into a cell with a raving victim of delirium Kremens and there left sometimes for two or three weeks the Only change being a new victim of mania pot in the place of the original. The two examining physicians Call when they please having no regular Day or hour. Not Long since a Young Man named we. Manny said the attendant suffering with epileptic delirium was brought to the hos fatal in the morning and being very Vio ent the Muff was put on him. That night while the attendant was engaged in some unguarded seen by one Lould have old his Progress he was nevertheless allowed to roam about of his own will. Some time afterwards his absence being noted search was made about the grounds but without Avail and it was thought that he had by some Means or other eluded the gatekeeper and made his Way Home. About three weeks after this occurrence the body of this poor fellow with the Muff still strapped tightly about him was found floating in tub Bast Bivey at the foot of sixty second Street. An investigation was made of the matter and the old attendant resigned probably fearing a discharge. Then there was an inquest but who was to blame has not yet been developed. After being adjudged lunatics the poor things Are still kept in the cells until their friends if they have any Are hunted up and examined a to their ability to pay Board at the a volume. If not they Are re they Are discharged Only to return again in a few weeks. Liose cells which Are Only quire to make oath to the effect that the patient is in destitute circumstances when ass pauper he is sent to the Island. The cd attendant further said he had seen cases of alcoholism and real insanity brought on by the police the officer sometimes fetching in his supposed Lunatic without troubling himself about taking him to the station. All he troubled himself was with a description of the party Given by the attendant and this being Given to his sergeant and entered on the blotter made up tiie record. In several instances he had seen men brought in by the police who were covered with lice their clothing being fairly alive with such vermin. One Man when stripped presented a frightful spectacle his entire body being covered with blood where lie had torn himself with his Finger nails while scratching himself. The clothing of All those put in the cells was tied in a Sepa rate Himle and thrown together in a Heap. And on one occasion when he went after the clothes of a cleanly dressed Lunatic he found them overrun with vermin and was obliged to have them sprinkled with carbolic water before the patient could safely put them on. It was a Sauie and a disgrace that real lunatics should be defiled by Contact with such characters As these. Views of or. Maud1 a 7.d. Or. Macdonald the Modi in attendant of the insane Asylum on Ward s Island complains of tiie Lack of attendants in the institution. A a he said a i have one attendant and seventeen patients but practically the proportion is much less for every Day upon an average four attendants Are not available for duty through absence upon leave or sickness. During the year Twenty two attendants resigned their position and thirty six were dismissed for cause. The offence of thirteen of those dismissed was for intoxication six for ill usage of patients and the remainder for various infractions of the rules. In one instance the dismissal of an attendant was followed by his arrest and imprisonment in the Penitentiary. The meager pay of $18 a month which the commissioners could Only afford to pay attendants was a weighty obstacle in the Way of improvement. In the larger wards where seventy live or eighty patients Are confined there Are but three attendants and sometimes this Large number of patients was left to the care of two persons. Attendants should be selected solely with regard to their fitness from natural disposition and Good character and not with reference to any other recommendations and to obtain suitable men a fair remuneration must be in regard to the examination of patients at Bellevue or. Macdonald said he had nothing to do his care being bestowed upon those admitted to the Hospital. The capture of hyenas. The following Mode of tying hyenas in their Den As practice in Afghanistan is Given by Arthur Connolly in his Overland journal in the words of an afghan chief the chi Karoe synd i and a when you have tracked the beast to his Den you take a rope with two slip knots upon it in your right hand and with your left holding a Felt cloak before you you go boldly but quietly in. The animal docs not know the nature of the danger and therefore retires to the Back of the Den but you May always Tell where his head is by the Glare of his eyes. You keep moving gradually toward him on your Knees and when you Are within distance throw the cloak Over his head close with him and take care he does not free himself. The beast is so frightened that he cowers Back and though he May bite the Felt he can not turn his neck round to Hurt you quietly feel for his fore legs slip the knots Over them and then with one Strong pull draw them tight up to the Back of his neck and tie them there. The beast is now your own and you can do what you like with him. We generally take those we catch Home to the Krail and Hunt them on the Plain with bridles in their Mouths that our dogs May be taught not to fear the brutes when they meet them hyenas Are also taken alive by the arabs by a very similar method except that a wooden gag is used instead of a Felt cloak. The similarity in the Mode of capture in two such Distant countries As Algeria and Afghanistan and by two races so different is remarkable. From the fact that the afghans consider that the feat requires great presence of mind and an instance being Given of a Man having died of a bite in a Clumsy attempt we May infer that the afghan Hyena is More powerful or More ferocious than his african Congener. A very pathetic description of the perils of life in the Black Hilis is Given in the following extract from the letter of a Miner there to his brother living in Nevada a a in be been spending the last week in trying to think of some plan which will enable me to get Home. If i Only had $500 i could get to Cheyenne and then it would be easy sailing into civilization. If you Send the Money by express the indians Are sure to get it As they split open a Wells Fargo coach every few Days. If you Send it by mail i get it for months As the postmaster is off on a big drunk Mostof the time and can to read anyhow. Done to Send a draft on the Bank As it is liable to bust. If you have some Friend coming to the Hills done to Trust him with the Cash As he is sure to Gamble it All off at Cheyenne or get robbed at Custer. If you can think of some Way of sending the Money that it will be sure to get Here Send it right away but unless you Are sure done to risk it. Perhaps you bad better come yourself and bring the brother wrote in reply a just borrowed $12 to Settle a Board b a $ t a so 7 a. A he m Del a the action of medicament on different animal species has not been very fully elucidated. Herr Haeckel it May be known has roved the immunity of rabbits As Regarda Madonna and he has made some very curious experiments on the harmlessness of plants of the nightshade family in general to rodents and marsupials. A French doctor has lately called attention to the fact which he had often observed in druggists shops that Hemlock seed was eaten by mice without apparently producing fatal effects upon them. He has recently succeeded in sup porting two mice for eight Days on Hemlock seed. They ate it at first with repugnance and even appeared to suffer from this diet. At the end of the eight Days one of the mite seemed very ill the other was ail right. Next Day he found the sick mouse half eaten by the other which continued in Good health and which he liberated a few Daya afterwards. But during those eight Days the animals had eaten Hemlock seed in qualities which would have been fatal to a Man. General Stonewall Jackson held that three kinds of courage prevail among soldiers in Battle based respectively on insensibility Pride duty. Isa the chinese 860,000,000 people is spoken by in millions. Is spoken by about e English language from eighty to eighty five

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