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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - August 28, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio ii m Vol. XT^l. TVo. 35.Cixcixiv^'^ri, J iiL7itsi>xv, AXJOXJsrr ss, iS84. r»er Year. At the Mitluiifht Honr. The sombre itinc-ti-ees lighten ncath the gloom, OÍ innliiiglit ulury, ami the luooii’a white «¡•here Shines out fiul-irlobeil aliove tin; willow copse, Ami niiplingsilver lines the sleeping mere. l«o sounds save when with plnehing wing the C(M>t I'arlb Die i ure lilies tiontin.' on the lake, Or fioni Iho ¡uiple-sitray the Hi;fhlingare Doth sweet euitiinuuion with night’s planet make. The hamlet lies in denth-likc silence bonnd; Its ce.rling smoke no longer wreaths the sky. llu plow boy w histles to a willing team, Ito inueking urchin laugbs a shrill reply. A liulit burns n yon chamber: see—its star Of Jnmc shows «iimly through the casement pane. A wateuer tiends by a white-mrtnined bed. And w his|ien tenderly, tlieii weeiis again. The pale lips quiver and the <lying eyes Light up with recognition at the last. One lung-drawn sigh, one ling'ring look of loVv— Thick fat s the watcher’s tears—and it is post! —[Astley 11. Baldwin. %iOTKH AND NKWS. 'Washington is to have a neir opera bouse opposite Willard’s liolel. Next Warcb the terms of tourteen Democratic and eleven Republican Senators will expire. A live rattlesnake and a centipede were among the articles tound in letters at the dead-letter t ilico last week. ALniianm this year bus lieen distinguished for the inauguratioii of heavy mining and suielting enterprises. A former citizen of Georgia, his daughter and two of his sons, it is said, all died on the 4th ot August in differv*nt years. It said that a base ball nine will soon be organized in Canada, composed of Amcri* can bank cashiers now residing in that country. Abuse of tobacco may injure the eyesight, hut sciciititic investigations demonstrate that its moderate use does not affect it. t A faithful widow in Iowa sees that tho graves of eleven defunct husbands are kept green, audhas lots of time to talk gossip besides. Berlin oculists reiiort that the iron dnst floating from elevated railroads In streets have added five per cent to the profit of the profession. Puscher, the jNaremberg chemist, says a paste comiioseil of starch, glycerine and gypsum will maint.ain its plasticity longer than any other cement. Professor ilaeckel, the Darwin of Germany, in studying the embryology of the chicken, has, with his assistants, natch ^ and dissected 3,0U0 eggs. Now is the time to verify tho old rule by which to distinguish the mushroom. It is this: Eat it: if it kills vou, it Is a toadstool: if it doesn’t it Is a muslirfioni. Tin mines of great richness have been discovered not far from Pliial, in Arizona. Those of Cornwall (England) become poorer and less remunerulive every year. Certain portions of the Alps have been covered with snow ibis summer to an unprecedented extent; not only did the winter snow not melt, hut u tresir supply fell in July. The Freiu-n Govcrmnent has grpted |1,-800 a year to tlie lamiiy of tlie late ex-Emir Abd-el-Kiuier. There arc six widows to share the income and some twenty-six children. The Paris Temps says that since 1832 France has liiid five epidemics of cholera, but that, all things considered, there never was so little ground fu* panic as at the piesunt visitation. The Siltcriun plague having broken out In the environs of Gatscliina, a committee has licen apiKiinted to take the most rigorous precautions to prevent tho malady reaching the liorses concenirated there for the iiutuiiin luanicuvres. All the managing mninmas among tho English nobiliiy are arranging to bring out their “IiikIh” simultaneously with Wales’ two (laugliteiH, r«.H|K'etively suvcutoen and slxu-en, who w ill bo lauiiciied on the sea ot English society in the coming season. ^1.1)j Lv6s4;ps commends the Frenchman for living 01. cereals, eiglitiKuinds of which cost no mo e than one pound of the Eng-lish'.nairs roast liect, and fur buying American cottonseed oil at tliree cents a imiind, purifying It and sidliie.' it back to America «8 olive «ill at |3 a gallon. Another magnetic girl has been discovered. Ibr iianio is Flora ( 0} Ic. Bbe is a native of Pitislmrg and is exhibiting her “powers" to llie Cliieago ptiMic for a oon-sideralion. A genlleiiiaii who closely ex-niiiiiied her ]N-rroriiiiince saw nothing in it hut II1 eif. i t knowledge ot the science of iiieeliHires. The plan of usjiig the enormous water Itower of lh(- Alps for working electric railways in Switzerland is about to take a (h rtnlle shape, the Idea IM-Ing to ominect the tow sol St. Moritz and Pontrcsiiia by ail elcclrie railwiiy four mid ihree-quarters milts long, tlie motive power to be supplied by the iiiouiitaiii streanis; tliu line, in case tiie plan proves a success, to be extended a ConsiUei alilo distuncc. Wlien Y'tiu Feel Hlue and your back aches, and your bead feels heavy, and you wake unicfrcshcd in the morning, ami your bowels ure sluggish or costive, you need Kidncy-Wort. It is na-tuie’s great remedy and never fails to relieve all cases of diseased kidneys, torpid liver, eoustipatlon, malaria, piles, rheumatism, A':, it oiierates simultaneously on tlie kidneys, liver and bowels, streiigttieii-Ing them and restoring healthy action. Put Tip in both dry and li«[uid form, bold by all druggists^_____ During (he first four months of this year 150,504,000 was invested in manufactures and mining in the South. Ni|ilil iwtaUi, fevers, rhill», niHlnrin. dyarnqj-sia. cured by "Weliii' UeaUh Bcuvwcr.” |1. THE LONELY SHIP. BY MAUV BARTOL. More tlian a cciiturv niro an incident occurred wliich took, finally, the lorni of narrative, and traveled from one generation to another, bearing a perplcxinij name. One inornin¿% in the autninn of 17(iO, A squarc-rijiged vessel, under full sail, ap|)c.arod in the harbor of Newport. This created onlv the or-dinarv interest due to the arrival of honic-hoiind craft, for the Sea liird, commanded by Captain ]ln\hain,was due at this time from Dristol, ainl no one felt any surprise at sceinv her steer toward her port. The captain's friends assembled on shore to give him greetiuir. As they waited and gazed, they perceived that tho ship, instead of altering her course forNar-raganseftBay,was runningdircctly toward the beach. What could it mean? Voices rang out a warning of the danger. Nobody replied. No-boily heard them. As th? people looked, they were filled with astou-islirnent. Not a man was to l>e seen on deck. On, on, came the vessel, as if stcercnl by a ghostly hand, and struck the shore half a dozen yards from the spot where the group was standing. Boats were instantly put out to search into the cause of this singular pivccoding. Not a human being was found on Iniard the ship. Only n little dog, of all the living creatures who had embarked at Bristol, i*e-mainod in the vessel. A tire was still burning in tlic caboose, and there were signs that some preparation had been made for breakfast. The captain’s journal was in order, but tlic log-book was missing. The boats too were gone. A dressing-gown lay at the. foot of the stairs, ly? if hastily thrown off. No traces of violence or conflict were visible. Great was tho mystery! Many the conicctnrcs as to its canse. Some snjiposed that captain and crew had been the victims of pirates. But then how account for the ordcrlv condition of the ship? Had the sailors, terrified by a squall, taken to the boats? Had there liecn any panic, and of what nature? It was easy to ask questions—imi>ossiblc to answer (hem. No solution of the enigma could be found. People shook their heads when it was mentioned. Some believed that invisible hands had transjKirted the crew to anotiter sphere, and had guided the vessel to its haven. Here wastiu instance which showed that we were surrounded and possessed by spirits. Only skci>tics could flout testimony like this. Thus for sixty years tlie story lived, and the fate of Captain Huxham and his company remained an unsolved problem. Early in the year 1800 the ship Sol-dan, of New York, cuininandcd by Captain Henry Kobson, ran on to Fnlstcrbo Shoals, in the Baltic Sea. and being considerably damaged was taken to the Swedish imrt Ysted for repairs. During his stay Captain Bobsoii hcanl rumors of ari old man, supjioscd to be an American, who led an eccentric life in the little town. The Captain paid a visit to his countrymen, whom he found venerable of aspect and walking in the shadows cast by the passage of eighty years. Whether the fact tint they were eom-patriols unloosed his lips, or that a guilty conscience felt weary of its burden, who can say? Siioceli seemed to him relief, and he related to Captain Kobsoii the secret of his life. My name is Thomas HanTvay. At the age of nineteen I shipped with Captain Hnxhum on board the Sea Bird. My Inck was bad. The captain seemed a stern man from tho first. The mate I took a fancy to. He was a good looking fellow, b'mek-liaired, black-cycd, rosy-checked, with white teeth, which ho showed a good deal when he spoke or laughed. He had u dashing manner, too, that I liked. But after we got to sea lie changed his ways. He grew sliurpcr than the captaiii—sliarp as a carving-knite. 1 wondered how I could have ever thought liitn handsome. There was soinethiiig in liis sjiecch that aroused tlie evil spirit in me. He would turn rennd on a poor fellow and give him a stab with two civil words. I never could tcii how he did it. When I rc-jicated the wortls over to myself I couldn’t sec what lliero was in’em to make me feel prickcil. But 1 knew, too. ’Twas the mocking look ill his face when he spoke. ’Twas the crafty smile tliat parted away from ids white teeth—a smile that didn’t mean good will to anybody. We had passengers on board, and tlicy all liked Mr. llniidell. He could be very pleasant to tlicm. He could tell stories and sing songs, and he liad ways like a gentleinan, when he chose to put tlicni on. We luid two children on board. He amused thorn, was polite to tlicir mother, and had lung talks with their futlier, who was a set captain, going out to bring home a vessel of whicli he was part owner. 1 hcaixl him say tliat Mr. Bnndell was a capital officer. Pcrliapi he was; but how he did swear at us jioor fellows! If the boys’mother han known it, 1 don’t think she would have let them listen to Mr. Uuiulell’s stories, for fear they might hear words not good for them to know. But uftvr all we had a nice nassago, pleasant weather and a short run, and they made me forget the ugly things. I was young and strong and ehccrtul. I made up my mind tliat Mr. Hnndcll was to lie obeyed, so long as he was my mate. I made up my mind, too, that once back in New York I wouldn’t ship again with Captain llnxliani. 1 (liink this resolve hclncd me to bear a good many hard words. In this I believe I siionid have succeeded if it Iiad not been for Jack Ilensdale, an English sailor, wlio was always havingtronlile with !Mr. Rnii-dell. Hensdale was my watch mate, and I was doomed to liear continually ids threats of vengeance against the man he hated. “You’re a fooj, Tom, to let him lord it over yon so. He treats yon like a dog. Why don't yon turn on him and show 'vonr teeth ?” I was tempted the next afternoon to follow Jack’s counsel. I asked to be let off duty'. I liad a bad licad-aclie and wanted to get below. Mr. Rundell looked at me with a mocking smile as I asked him to let me oft'. “Go to Sampson witli your headaclie,” he cried ill taunting tones. He would have said go somewhere else if Mrs, Bland hadn’t been standing near. He Iwked as if he wanted to spit at and spurn me. Niglit after night did Jack tlireaten what lie would do to Mr. Rundell, but he never did it, and I llegan to turn a deaf ear to his premises of revenge. I got tired of hearing him talk qu one subject, and I was tiiunkfui when we neared Bristol. Now my trouble was half over. I liad borne tlie nnitc’s cruel treatment coming out and I could bear it going back, so I said to Jack. He swore at me and called me gieenliand and fool. As we were going into the harbor fresh trouble aresc between Hciisdalc and the mate. Jack made some bold answer to Mr. Itiindell, and tho latter took a rojie’s end to him. He dodged it, ran art and made as if lie would jump into tlic water, but rcnicmbcriiig lie would lose ids clicst if he did this, lie turned back and went to Ids work. As Mr. Rundell passed he gave me some order. I despised Id in at tliat minute. I dare saj' I sliowcd what I felt; for pretending that I didn’t move when spoken to, he brought ids fist down on me like a trip-liammcr. It was hard to keep up courage under sncii treat men t. When I reflected that I should have to bear this, and worse perhaps, on tlie voyage back, my good resolutions faltered. Jack was always at my side to nurse my wratli and to tempt me. He said there wouldn’t be any passengers going back, and tliat'tiic mate would treat ns like brutes. “Quit the vessel,” lie said. “Come Avith me, I will show j’on where to get gold. We’ll leave these felloAVS and live like princes.” Jack was a serpent in hn-inan form. I listened to Ids woi-ds, g:ive np my struggles, adopted Ids evil counsel and tried to desert with Idni. But our plan Avas liiAvarted. Some of our messmates got Avind of it and betrayed ns. We Avcrc taken irisoncrs, handcuffed, and put on loard the Sea Bird just as she Avas on he point of sailing. Jack showed fight, but he Avas soon overpoAvercd by tAvo strong men. “Curse our luck,” he said, as lie felt Idinsclf a captiA'c. Tlie ca|itaiii and the mate seemed like evil spirits. No pity had they ill tlicir hearts for the poor tars AA ho had borne insult and cruelty till tliej' could bear it no longer. I knoAv Avc Avere deserters and deserved pnii-isliment, but avc didn’t deserve to be nioekcd at ahvays. Mr. Rundell Avould cut a joke at our ex jKMise every time lie jiassed ns. 'Tlie Captain made bis jibes too, and the crew smiled and Avinked till I hated every one of them. I had got to be a bad fclloAv then, but I grcAV worse. It seemed us if the mate shoAved more malieo every day. Jack didn't appear to mind his language, but Avheii Ave were together lie Avonld sAvear revenge and vow to throAv tho mate OA’crboard. One night I Avas at the helm. A rough sea Avas rnniiiiig, and I couldn’t prevent the ship ftoin pitching heavily. Mr. Rundell give iim5 bad words. Avhich raised my blood. Just then tlie forcshcct slipped, and he ordered Jairk to haul it aft. Jack said he couldn’t do it alone. The mate Avcnt funvai’d to lend a hand. Ill another ininnto the man that had made both of ns iiiiscruble Avas battling with the sea. ’Twas a black night; black ciiongli for aiiv deed. I can see iioav just hoAv the sky looked—not bine, but slate* color. Every star seeined like a staring, yel-loAv eye. They nil Aviiikcd as if they Avoiild pierce iny soul—but I cared for nothing, even avIicii the mate's cull for help should have touched my heart. They roused the captain and crcAV. All rtocked on deck. Cries of murder filled the air. Hensdale and I AVcre knocked doAvn, sec ired and confined. Our doom Avas scaled. We both felt sure of tliat from the first, but avc AVcrc not left long in ignorance ot our future. Tiie cantain visited ns every day and assured us as often tliat Ave should lie hung as soon as avc got into IKirt. Not a Avoi-d of comfort fell from Ills lips, not a ray of pity beamed ^ frem his eyes as he told us what avc ! death, had to expect. * It was through him that Satan visited inc. I ¡¡no longer cared Aviiat I did to anybiMly. One idea tilled mv mind—that of saving my life. Why should .lack and I let the Caplain reacli land it he Avas going to tic us to tlic roiie’s end wlicii ho got flicrc. I was dctcnnined against it. Wc began to try our irons to sec if avc could slip tliein off. For some time it Avas im-)K)ssiblc, but by dint of working avc managed to get them off and on again. This Avas the first step toAvard free doin. We Avero nearing New York rapidly. The Captain paid us a last visit, and grinned spitei'nlly as he told ns we should be in jail before 12 o’clock the next day. Tho time for rising had come. We slipped off our irons and Avcnt on deck. All is confusion in my mind as I try to remember Avhat folloAved. I know that Captain and crew Averc sent to tlieir last acconiit mnnler had seared my conscience— the others Avcre easy—but I didn’t lift my band against tlic Captain. Thank God for that. Neither did 1 lift a finger to help him. As I said before, my mind is in a Avliirl Avlicn I think of the bloody business Aviiich made that day as black as a pit. Two natures AVcre in me—my old self and a devil—and since I had been treated like a dog the devil had SAvaniped Tom HanAvay. Tlie dreadful work was finished, and Hensdale and I AA’cre masters of the ship. We had unr liberty^ but what should Ave do with it? How escape the justice aAvaitiiig ns on shore ? Wc could not retnrii to NeAvport Avithuut our Captain. Tliat would be a confession of crime. We could not enter any other harbor for tlie same reason. Who Avould believe any lies about fever, or plague or pi-rates? No, üo;avc could not make any |iort. We must abandon the Sea Bird and take , onr-scIa'cs aAvay rt'om ugly questions. When Ave came in sight of Block Island Ave got into our rowboat and pulled toAvard laml, leaving the vessel to her fate. We lay hi the oifing till dark, then we landed. AH signs of sciiftle had been remoA’ed from tlie deck. We must complete the mystery and make away with the long boat. AYe loaded it Avith heavy stones, toAved it into deep Avatcr, drcAV out the plug and sunk it. Tlicn Ave pulled for sliore, landed, ami set onr boat adrift. Tliat could tell no tories. AV'e Avere safe. AVi took the first road AvestAvard and Avalkcd all night. I felt like one stunned. Y"es-tcrday seemed like a liorrible dream. AYliere Avas my joy at finding my- THE BASTINADO. How Arabs are Punishetl by Turkish Paellas tn Egypt. [New A'ork Hcraln.] M. Hilaire Gay, a Genevan gentleman, has published a brochure in Avhich he relates his exiieriences of torture in Egypt: “The second time tliat I presented myself at tlie Prefecture,” lie Avrites, “I Avas coiiijiellcd to Avitness, much against my Avill, the punisliincut of the bastinado inflicted on three unfortunate Arabs, and on scA’cral subsoqnent occasions I liad to undergo a similar ordeal. I hesitate to describe these liorrors, Avhicli to us Europeans recall the darkest days of mcdheval times; but it being my duty as a faithful chronicler to set forth the most striking facts that come under mv observation, I must ask my readers to overcome their re]iugnaiicc and accompany me to the place of torture. Ills Excellency Osman Bey is seated on the divan of a large reom of cold and sinister aspect, the fltKir covered Avitli large slabs and lighted by high AvindoAvs looking on the street. He Avears the stramboulinc or official eos-tuine, a black frock coat with a straight collar, Avliite Avaisfcoaf, black trowsers and tarlioiiche. ilis face, of alight olÍA'e tint, is adorned Avith a scanty black beard and Avliiskers; the nose is strong, the Ijiis arc thick, the eyes dark and deeji. Though rather stout, he is Avell formed and above middle height. AV’hen Osman Hey smiles Ilis cuuntcnanoc becomes jiieas-ingand amiable, but avIicii the smile is absent his regard is cold and stern. Near him, before a little table coA'crcd with green baize, sits his secretary. As I walk lip the roonr a ciock strikes the honr of 2. Tlie Prefect offers me ids liand, and at Ids invitation I lake a seat by Ids side. Then a negro, clad in a long widte roho and wearing on his liead an enormons yellow tnrlian, brings me a little cup of cofi'ee and a bundle of cigarettes. As I hand hack my cup to this imposing servitor tlirec Arabs, escorted tiv ing feet refused to support him, he AA'as then led, still moaning ■ Avith agony, from the torture clianiber. The tAvo other Arabs Avere afterward puidslied in like manner. It Avas noAV past 3 o'clock, and his Excellency, iniftiiig on his usual pleasant siidle, gaA'c 1110 Ids orders concerning tlie service of the police. I then sulutcil Idin and linrriedaway from the place where I hail seen the practical application of a liarbarous jnrisjiriuleiicc.” self free and my own m.aslcitf^iiZit. two gyaa’cbiy-ww-ieiisi* had not been for Hensdale at my side I should have thought I Avas dreaming still. AVe Avalked for miles Avitb-0111 speaking a Avord. Jack seemed tlic same as ever, hut lie saAv I Avas doAvncast and didn't trouble mo Avith talk. About sunrise Ave found ourselves Avitldii a few miles of Stoidii^ton. Here avc separated. Jack divided Avith me a sum of money, taken from the captain's desk. ilfc“Cheer up, old fellow, and good luck I AVe’d better part. It Avon’t do for us to be seen together. I kiiOAV Avliere fortune is Avaitiiig for inc. Tlioro are brave men down in the Gulf, who make money easy enough. They’ve asked me to join ’em. Noav’s my time. A rover’s life isn’t so bad. Gold, spices, silks to bo had in plenty if a fclloAv’s got pluck. Go Avith me, Tom, or join me later. AYe musii’t keep together here.” “I have had enough of rovci’’s Avork, Hensdale.” “Come, come, don’t be downhearted. You’ll do. But, speaking low, “you’ve got to take care of yourself. Good luck, Tom, and if you Avon’t join me, good-bye.” He Avruiig my hand and was gone. I never saAv him again. I liad the luck lie Avishcd me. I found a sloop bound to Ncav York. I took passairc in licr, though I felt I Avas treading close to danger.; But I didn’t stay in Ncav York. As soon as I got there I heard tliat a vessel had arrived in NcAvport Avitliout a man on board. It seemed as if pun-islinient Avas all ready for inc. I didn’t Avait to hear anything <|l8c, but shinped for Copcnhagcii. Frojn tliere I came to Ystad, Avhere I hav4 passed many years. I learned the Swedish language and soon found enough employment to iiiaintaiii m^ Ever since that dark night and (V’cadful day I have lived an honcit man. There arc times when I thiik God may forgive me, and that iiiiio-ceiit life of sixt^ years may AAU^igli in His sight against tho sins jof my youth.    , “May I ask why you tell me this horribio talc'?” inquired a young man, avIio had listened to the above recital. “Because you say you aie f^ing to boa sea captain, and I Avuiiivuii to know somethin;^ of ilio iijustice shoAvii toward sailors, also tliciresults arising from their cruel trcatiijciit.” “They arc rascals, villains, crimi-mils I”    I “Yes, and Avho helped to make tluuii all these?” “Do you tliink I shall tiiril into a tiger, when I go to sea ?” “You Avill have power, amt poAvor is evcrywliere a danger—anil—you Avill have a mate.” “1 don’t believe one Avord of the story.” • Tho account was found among ('aptaiii Robson’s papers after his Uupturo Cared IK'rmnnently or no pay. Our new and sure cure inttliod of treating lupture, without Kuarantee a cure. 1 ruHses can be thrown away at last Si-iul two letter staniim for references, i.amphlct and terms. Uoild’s Dlsrensaiw Mtolical Association, Buffalo, N. y. ^ wtuit.u feet. These nnfortnnatcs seem to belong to the poorest of the pcojile; their feet are bare, their clothing is tvoru and ragged, their hands trelnble convulsively, their eyes arc haggard, and their faces tAVltcii in apprehension as they listen in mournful silence to the Avords addressed to them by the Prefect. But thev an-SAVor his ouesfions Avitli feverish vivacity, and after the exchange of a fcAV Avoids two of the prisoners are led from the i*ooin. Then five men enter. These arc the torturers, and nothing more fell or hang-dog than their looks can be imagined. Four of them seize the Arab who is still etaiidiiig before tlic Prefect, and the poor wretch, as he is cast on the ground, throAvs at him a glance eloquent with agony and fear, but tho great man’s countenance remains fixed and impassive, and he makes no sign of grace. “The victim Avas then placed on one of the slabs with his chest resting on the stone, in Avhich position he Avas licld by tAvo of the executioners. Two others next raised his legs until Ids feetAverein a horizontal position, a losition in Avhich they AVcrc retained jy means of a cord fastened to either end of a stick. Each man held the stick Avith one hand Avliilc Avith tho other he kept a fust hold of one of the Arab’s legs. In the grip of these four poAverfiil and expert men it Avas impossible for him to move and almost impossible tor him to Avritlie. On this tlie liftii torturer, avIio had taken no part in the preliminary proceedings, came foi'Avard, holding in Ids liand a sort of lash consisting of five strands of twisted gut or hide. The face of this man Avas singularly hideous and repulsive—the yelloAV and taAviiy skill, the Ioav forehead, flie round eyes, dull and fixed, the tldek, black eyebrows, the imbearded chin retreating from coarse, thick lips, the creased and furroAved cheeks imparted to tlic couiitciianec of the chief executioner an air of ferocious and bestial stupidity. “Tlic tormciitcr raised his arm and struck with the regularity of a pendulum the upturned feet of his lielp-less victim. At the fourth stroke the Arab uttered a cry of pain, and at every frcsli stroke the cry Avas roiM>at-ed. But soon tlic cry became a scream, tlic ilugelluted flesh visibly shuddered, and ihe soles were scuiiicd Avitli red and livid streaks. Sitting silently on my eiishioii, chcAving mechanically the tobacco of my extinguished cigarette, I could not lielp sliiveriiig Avith horror at tlic slglit of so much suffering, I felt as if I AVcrc under tlioiiiflneiicc of some terrible nighiiiiare. Osmaii Bey, his secretary, tlio five executioners, Avitli Ihcir htclii and sinister features, looking niimovcd on so enicl a sight, seemed fur a iiiomcnt rather the creations of a disordercil iiiiagiiiation tlian beings of flesh and blood; but the heavy thud of the strokes aiut tlic screams of tho victim recalled ino to the sad reality Avhich I Avas so reluctantly Avitiiossiiig. Then the punishment ceased, rikI tho Arab, Avith ghastly face and body shaken AA’ith a t'cvensh tromhling, hud to incline liiniself respectfully before the man by Avhose order lie had been so cruelly tormented. Helped by a guard, for liis maimed and bleed- The Bricks Were Changed. fSl. Paul PionetT.l Thursday a man from Colorado made his appearance at Peter Gould’s saloon on West Third street, near the Metropolitan Hotel, in St. Paul, and di^played live gold bricks to Cliarles llirschinnnn, the bar tender, rcjire-reseiiting tliem to be Avorfli about $4.000 each, and stating that he had secured tliem in Colorado of a stage roblicr, and would dispose of iliem «luietly for less than lliey Avcrc Avortli. A puAviibrokcr from Minneapolis, wliosc name is said to begin Aviili an If., Avas present and proixistd to Iiha'c the bricks testcil. Accordingly all three parties went to Mcrril & Ryan’s Avholcsnic drug house on East Third street, Avhore one of the bricks Avas tested by Dr. I^idiiien, choniist of the dniii house, and found to be Avorlli $2,(KK). The parties then repaired to a saloon, Avhcre, after drinks were used soiiicAvliat 1'rcclv, tlic Minneapolis man offered $iX)0, all the money lie at liaiid, for one of the bricks. The Colorado man refused the amount, and    more    was    borrowed and added to the and the trade was consummated. llirschiiiaiin tlioii thouglit he Avould take one of tlie liricks, but li.ad only $300 with him. 'I’hc $300 and the lirick were deposited witli tlie hartender at this saloon, while Cliarles went to get more money. When he letnnicil lie I'ouml all parties there hut the Colorado man, Avho liiul stepped out for a few nionicnts and failed to retnrn; but the money and brick Averc still there. Tiic Miiiiieapolis man became suspicious and had the brick he liad purchased tested at the same place the mmú tieenérfngy ho comjiosed of lead and copper. The man had changed the bricks. At Aucliur. I. Mv lovo was tike n Liiojnnt ship ii’cr siuiiiy waves at sea. An<l in the    of iny heart She suUcU Hway (rum luc! II. I followcil in her flylnjf wnke— The waves kkw strong am! fleet: i passeil hy bhouU of circumslunce, Anil quiekbiimlB of Uefciii! III. But lititc wimUof co«|uctry Slill keptuiir livo-< apart, Till in iny eniisc of love I rcachcU The ha'rlH»!' of her heart! ~[AA illiam 11. llnruc. TiiiiUl Maids in the Hiirf. [Atlantic City laUter.J Notwithstanding the coiiipliincnt-ary things papers say in tlicir personal coiunins about fair swinimers, there are few, very few, here. I don’t believe there are a dozen girls in Atlantic City Avho can sAvim lialf a square. A few years ago I could name that many Avho could sAvim h.alf a mile. Tlic average girl is ambitious enough to learn to SAvini, and she Avould Avilliiigly give a year’s pin money to be able to float, but as soon as the Avatcr touches licr cars or a little ripple breaks in her mouth she folds up like a measuring rule, clutches licr best felloAV with tlie grispof a vise and blows like a poiqioisc. Tlicrc,s no use arguing Avith her after that; she Avas nearlv drowned, she kiioivs it, and she don’t care to go so near death’s dimr again in a hurry. Tlicre is no public place on c.Trtli Avlicrc the efl'ect of personal adornment is 80 easily observed as it is at the seaside resort. The girl avIio Avas in tlie surf ivitli a lied niggled batli-iiig suit, Avith liaiigs as straiglit as lead pencils, and drqipiiig drops of salt Avaler doAvn her suiihrowiicd nose, sits oil the liotcl preli in the evening, ruddy, sinooth and clear of skill, frizzes crimped and curly, and resplendent in “purple and fine linen.”____ Great Rtnnii in IMtiladoIpliia. [Biltsuiirg Cliroiilcle-Teki;iaph.l An unsophisticRlcd coniitryuian, wlio reached toAvn on an early morning train, took a saunter llirotigli a street Avherc a July iceman had just dotted the sidewalks Avith “early deliveries.” After viewing the “deliveries'’ Avith great curiosity the stranger stopped a citizen and said: “Hed poAvcrfnl fltorm here, I spc." “Whv, not that I know of,” replied the citizen. “Ye didn’t!” exclaimed the countryman, “then Avhere in thunder did tiieni liuilstoiies come trom ?” Too Con«if1er.ir<>. I rowofl her out on the br.«aU briglit sc.i. Till the land lay purple ui»on uiir lee. The lieavemi were tryms the w.ives tooiilshi»», AA nil never a cloud to the far sea liue. On tlie reefs the billows in kisses broke— Hut, oh, I was dyiiiK for one small smoke. She s)ioke of the gulls .and the w.nter green— But wliat is Duturc to Nicotine? She s|K>ke of the tides, and the Trinion Myth; And siii'i .tones was engaged to tiic blonde Mi« Smith. She sjmke of her liking lemon on clams. And Euclid and parallelograms. For her fnrc «ras fair and her cren were brofrau And she n as a girl from Boston town. And Í rowed and thouglit—but f never said— •*lA>e8 liavnnu tobáceo trouble ytmr head?" She talked ot alg». she talked of sand. Am* I itmoght: **’L'obacco you can not stand!** Slie talked of the ocean st<'ainerH’ soeed. And 1 yearned (or a wbiff of the wicked weed. And at last i s|>oke. net ween fright and fret: “AVould you miuU if I smoked u eigaret?" She dropiHil lier eve* on the o«-eatrs blue, Au<l said: “AA’ould you mind if I sinokeii too?** —[II. C. Bunucr. ClIKRENT rt’N. A liub-bub—The Boston urchin.— [Life. A cool i>roccet\ing—icebergs in motion.—[Uruilfortl Suiuiay Mail. Hoav to keep food on an empty stomach—Bolt it doAvn.—[Life. Tiic Iiidepf^iidcnt iimhri'lla is not infeiided for a “reigny” day.—[Ncav York Journal. It is about time for somebody to remark tliat liay foA'cr is Mieezy thing to catcJi.—New York .Journal. An improved hnsiness outlook ia noticed after the office Aviiidoivs havt been Avashcil.—[OH City Derrick. fifficers only throw u[i their commissions Avheii they are tlioronghly sick of the service.—[Boston Transcript. Nicolini is said to oa-t sheep eyes 111)011 other ladies. l*;itti liad hciter mend the tenor of his ways.—[Pitts-|Mji'^Qhioiiiclc. A man in ^Milwaukee has Avrittcu a Itoportliix In Texas. lllnuslon Joiirnal.J Up to this time she hud refused to give any accouiil of hcrsch or her strange freak, but Avhcn she looked 11 [Km tho kind, fatherly and benevolent face of the reiKirter Avitli a pair of large, sad eyes, temiiercd and colored after heaven's oavh hue, she said; betAvccn her fast falling tears: “1 avíIÍ tell you, sir.” Nervout AVeiikiieiw, I)y»ite|N»lm Sexual Debil-lly, curvU by "Wells’ lisalui UsMsrcr." |1. l>oultry book of 1,2’X) pages—a regAi-lar liencycloiiedia, as it Aveic.—[Boston Transcv'ipt. The Ncav York police have now gone to clubbing eacli other. Some of tliem, it is feared, « ¡II be too sore to take any sleep.—[Courier-.Jourual. One of Sir Joshua Reynolds’ liiiest Avorks, “Simplicity,” av:h sold last month ill Loudon for $18,(XX). Simplicity always pays.—[(..oAvell Courier. “The missing Treasurer of Chautauqua County is short $30,000,” according to an exchange. It seems to us that it is the County that is short. —[Graphic. “Annex Canada!” cried the bank cashier. “Heavens, no; I hope not. It Avoiild just take uavua'all chances of success in my protession!”— [LoAvcll Citizen. “Money goes a great Avay nowadays,” observed a New York bank casliier, as he pocketed $.30.000 of the hank’s funds and set out for Canada. —[Norristown Herald. Two Jaiiaiicsc lovers decided to die by tlicir OAvn hands. Uikui their mutual tomb AVcrc inscribed the simple Avoids, “Ilarry-Carry, no kyards.” —[N. Y. Coniiiiereiul Advertiser. A New York physieiaii says he has a iiatieiit Avho has a iiorror of Avords contaiiiiiig the letters “eh.” This horror, it is presumed, is at its height when the patient thinks of the phy-sieiuii’s “cir’arges.—f NorristoAVU Herald. About 4,000 comets liaA'o been seen since the record began. Owing to tho more general eiiforceiii<>iit of the liquor hiAvs Avitliiii the past few years the list has not been greAviiijf so rtist as might be desired.—[Burlington Freo Pi’ess. A swarm of bees adiiiiiiistereil a stinging rebuke to a train load of passengers in tho iicighl»orhoo<l ot C'liicago the other day. The train Aveiit through the swarm, and the swarm AVCiit threugh the train.— [Boston Post. Tho Pall Mall Gazette says Boston culture was always a sham. John L. Sullivan, the latest piodiictuf Boston culture, should visit Loiid(»ii and convince the editor of ilie Ga/elte that ho is lalioriiig under a mistake.— [NoriistoAvii lleraid. “Hu that AVHiits money, inoaiis and content is without three gooii friciuls.’’ —[As You IJkc It. And he that has money, means and conteiit has any iiuinlier of good friends, and they Aviíl rcinain goval friends a« long as tlie money lasts.—[Uostoii Post. Her Royal and 8nblimo Hlghnesa the Princess Ihidiuii, of Coiistaiitiiio-nle, is at Nuwiiort. She is after flit Royal and Sublime Nibs tlic Aiiicri-cuii Millionaire, and has pretty near enuglit him, froni tiic latest reports fnmi tlie scene of action.—[Lowell Citizen. A nice, pious young man, who tried to steal a klst frem a Washington licllc, got his nose »o covoretl with red paint that his pastor subsequently stopped him in tho street and dU-coursed to him for ten minutes on Uio evils of slreiig drink.—[Biirlliigtoit Free Pres»*  _ "UvuaU oo CiM-Mi’' let iM’tuK Bamoas. Ml.

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