j TALE OF THE APACHES. AWFUL TRAGEDY IN MEXICO. Sprhf ^^eller in America in passing Peach winflrf8' •' can see from the railway car- iar!|] .w Pyramid of stones on a mesa, or table- f6w east of the station. Only a the s« 4. ,st°nes remain—just enough to mark the J? wiere occurred one of the bloodiest of cruel b,looc|y tragedies committed by the » currin (^ans' eao^ re" a few arc^i the annivessary of the massacre, tg,. -i Pj°neers meet, replace a few of the scat- relate the story, and after each BAn. the nest Apache he meets they 'WilK Williams, from whom the town of noi jaias) A.T., is named, and who was a th« ^SC°ut an<^ Indian fighter, thus hands down Hassa story of the almost unparalleled It • 0f /NQl.JVas Just before the American occupation thft ornia that my party of scouts were on V font., T? f^om the pueblo of Los Angeles to f trail K were following the old Calif ,w^ich the Spanish colonists came to the r°^rUa'- an<^ which was" afterwards used by as paiir°ad. We reached the spot now known aj. frja Springs, with the view of camping that spring on that mesa, near where an .^nument now stands. There was SUrnri° ranch house there, but, to our We f e' We saw no signs of life. On entering ^o«i°Un'^ ^e dead bodies of several men, housp15' and children, and in the rear of the ii; whivv, Were the smouldering embers of a fire, in i tWere the bones of those who had been the al,<^ burned to death. The bodies and i buvWi -rre<" remains of the massacred were Dilori n 0110 ^arg'e grave and a stone monument had vUP011 the spot. About 75 or 80 people ilexi 1 billed. the majority of whom were aiiri and quite a number were women the "lldren. The Apaches had raided at J^ttleiaent, and all had rendezvoused f°r mutual protection. And of them was murdered excepting a cling. a&ed about ten years. He was found pite?lt5? dead body of his mother, crying know* escaped is, of course, not shorli^' The corpses were mutilated in the most (j0(j n £ manner. Kit Carson and Alexis ai](3 with a Bmall party, followed the Apaches i tia„Tfedala^e number, and all of us con- Gould many years to kill every Apache we 6a r Set the drop on. We were not so very 1 y*jar whether he was an Apache, but he (fnoi t anyway. The Apaches are the most a]j „ all the Indians of the South-west, and aon; other tribes have at times leagued S^t tbem to wipe them out. Rear We sei)t this boy on to General ^> and he sent him headquarters at that !n^°n" name was Juau Hernandez— fas the name on a ticket around his neck, ^ont^ took a liking to the little fellow, ?6ar and, sent him to school several (je„. S' As soon as the boy got an education he 1 ] kis benefactor and came to Los Stfl+!~es" ,^ayhe he did something mean in the had to leave. Anyway he was 6 ^eing connected with a gang of horse .operating between Los Angeles and lCO, and this country became too hot for j left for Sonora and at the same time I J^oer of horses disappeared." ttjj subsequent career of this Mexican boy 1Ja,° as so miraculously saved from the general dk ^nter, is, perhaps, one of the most despicable Socir+C°rd' rooms of the Historical L, Southern California is a large paint- e execution of Henry A. Crabbe and Ht(ij1jParty of filibusters. The ingrate Her- •koJrt w^°se life hadbeen saved by Americans, CroVi ^is lack of gratitude by betraying I Sary 8 Party- In those days filibustering I by Were numerous. Some were instigated f ^laf ^sm» others from self-interest, and 4 oas motive of Henry A. Crabbe. **oh r.^ish grandee named Ainsa possessed ra^nes in Sonora. The President 815^ e jealous of his power and influenoe bitfj 0o»fiscated his property and exiled tiog' Ainsa came to the pueblo of ESeles, which consisted of a wife and 4 80MPretty daughters. Crabbe, who was °f fortune and also a knightly courtier, one of these daughters. About this &H(J nsual revolution broke out in Sonora, hb. \abbe thought he saw an opening for a Sli- expedition, which, by aiding the revo- *Uvej>1S mig"ht lead to the recovery of the rich QJ1111168 of his father-in-law. Hernandez 6 ,°f the leading conspirators, and Crabbe •J 8l0Ul<i ??cated with him. It was agreed that f ^sta+p revolution be successful, the Ainsa Aoo S ould be restored to him. j 0rdinfrly Crabbe organised an "army" of ^ioii0tlS hundred men, and after a long and ? march over the burning desert they jlfy. at Songita, in Sonora. There he learned Kto i Resident and the leaders of the revo- Sch,had "compromised," which had been a'10ut by Hernandez, who was given a Ve otiice. Hernandez now showed his y refusing to treat further with i?818 }'■ and prevailed upon the President to j ^amous or infamous proclamation, iCfgvV1(3 the Filibusters." a^itirr then issued his proclamation, r the country, and marched upon ^Strirv^11 Caborca. Here they were 4 the re< al!(l after more than half number had been killed the others j After surrendering they were t f 'n the plaza, Crabbe's head Was J fr°m his body, and at a dinner given 1 y to commemorate the victory (?) the Ale i^8.P^ced on a dish at the head of the rijrh+ the President, Gandara. At 1 "d sat the treacherous Hernandez. eil0Uffh. there was also only one V& Or»bbe filibu^ering p:irty-a ^irig.. aged about thirteen years. CrJi0 s youth his life was spared, but he ,y ^ongl) ed to witness this "Feast of the
t,sOP d'T'1 ^DITISS" OF ETIQUETTE a lady is expected to retire pre- »he should enter a store or a res- a^t« uv,^lefe men are congregated. She j,!|(3 <J6fi til they have transacted their business ladies seldom rise in Spain to i a hinL 5TIa'e visitor, and they rarely accom- iii the door. For a Spaniard to give vt is ] v,en his wife—his arm when out walk- V^iety as a decided violation or jj-y- No Turk will enter a sitting-room A -L shoes. The upper classes wear tight- *•' m*' Wp S w'th goloshes over them. The Iih Otrto-j10^ receive ail the dirt and dust, are the door. The Turk never washes (i th^t »Sl^:er* Water is poured over his hands,. W? Pfconi '11 polluted it runs away. In Syria f W iu Rever take off their hats or turbans tjj ering the house or visiting a friend, n 4^6 ai, a vvays leave their shoes at the door. iii^- l10 mats or scrapers outside, and the fl^t Vej.^1 are covered v/ith expensive rugs, 'itfi ltiL an houses, and used to J«11 M'hen saying prayers, in Persia, W-°^0e,aristccracy, a visitor sends notice >lce if Vo .before calling, and gives a day's >lce if Vo .before calling, and gives a day's >• jlw >s -jue visit is one of great iinpoi-tance. f hj, > servants before he reaches the >!«? "-ccoiS- °ther considerations shewn to the to relative rank, ice left and J>oilOVlr- T considered ths position of L?re$t n Sweden, if you address the v- rs°n on the street- you must lift your i. courtesy is insisted upon if you fet.l-oojv, °n the stairway. To enter a read- ao °?" a bank with one's hat on is re- 1Il-].X)lite. ,A ;— '•
f0 KENTUCKY FI8K-STORY. i,, ay» of White Oak, Kentucky, wliile \e(}g" ';h: ()ek last week ran his hand under 4 'oil* rio "I It accidentally found its way into b 11<1 8(} t a large pike. Thinking he had t good to eat, the fish at once I rsvv'l'low Mr. May's •rin up to ^3 fr" Hay made desperate efforts to free his finny foe, but in vain-, until X* a,,t%'onist on the bank and called a^ist in extricating his arm from I Of this gan, -t of game fish, I H £ **arp teeth were buried deep into ft W C.ls siC" ^1G fish was a beautiful specimen ^a»S kWle8' weighing 231b. and the largest >S tKist in that section during several
t <=\ .u'b' "1'J G- I' ^«^LOWI3I'!R TO THE CHILDREN.—A boan- ^tr? *as a u«lo book, showing How a railway "wilt be sent free on applica- N-iS. wTer of the Ciirdif. Wee' h by the 5a;%n ?*icattvWjn'" Extrac. of Herif ,0. -naking t Kfwta. and r San., -li"-e, tnougli to make ft" »•- -J-v™. fL 1290 NbwSta. to.? Builders, Painters old Private Use, is., all sizes a- anufactory, Barr'a-strest, I >
DRILLING ALL NIGHT. A FATHER IMPRISONED FOR CRUELTY TO HIS CHILD. Some extraordinary revelations of a father's ,ill-tre»tmeo.t of his eight year «»' Gon were 11:¡,de public at Bir'^d».gb«m Cih t r on Thursday, when Harry Chailes Akximlir, 33, house painter, and his wife, Jiorence, £ 8, were charged with having treated tne child house painter, and his wife, Florence, 28, were charged with having treated the child in such a manner as to cause him unneces- sary suffering.-Dr. Showell Rogers prose- cuted on behalf of the Birmingham .Branch of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He admitted that the boy was most unruly, and caused his parents considerable trouble, but he main- tained that, no matter what wrong he had committed, his parents had no right to punish him in such a manner as they had done. —The boy told the stipendiary that on Thursday week he stayed away from school, and remained in the city until eight o'clock. When he arrived home he was sent, upstairs by his mother, and his father beat him with a stick. He was at that time undressed, and when his father had finished thrashing him his mother beat him with the same stick. After the beating his father compelled Mm to walk about the room carrying in each hand a boot, which he held over his head. Then he was made to hold a hammer and a stick in the same manner, and, he walked or stood in the room with his hands, above his head nearly all night. His father, who went to sleep, told his sister to keep awake for an hour and see that he did not stop walking, and it was his sister who early in the morning told him to hold the hammer over his head. The boy was examined by a. medical man, and on his body were found fourteen bruises, including a large rue over his left eye, which the boy stated had been caused by a blow given by his mother. A bruise on one of his legs was 7in. long and 2in. wide.—The allegations against them were denied by the parents, and the father, who chose to be sworn, stated that the boy was brought home on by some commmons. He had stayed; away fTOm school, and liad sold his boots and stockings and spent the money he had reived for them, He was struck once or twice with the stick, but as regarded the holding up of the boots and the hammer, he stated that the boy must have been playing with his sister.-The Stipendiary said that the treatment the boy had received was most cruel and inhuman, although he was a bad boy. The father was the responsible party, and he would be sent to gaol for 21 days with hard labour. As regarded the mother he maintained that she acted under the coer- cion of her husband, but she was not free from blame. He advised her to look after her son properly, and adjourned the case against her for eight weeks to see if her be- haviour towards the boy during that time was good. 1
HOW TO GET THIN. A PATIENT LOSES OVER FIFTY POUNDS IN SIX MONTHS. Savill gives anaccoullt of his treatment of obesity that presents some features of special interest. A man. five feet ten inches in height, and weighing 284 pounds, was admitted to the Paddingtan Infirmary to be treated for an ulcer. This patient, 68 years of age, was' unable to walk, chiefly by rear son of his bulk. He was put upon a. diet of one pound of cooked fish and one pound of lean cooked meat a day, and a pint of hot water sipped at intervals every two hours. The fish and the meat were dis- tributed in meals according to the taste of the patient, but no bread, vegetables, milk, or any other article of food was allowed. The patient (say the "Lancet") was a person of intelligence, and did everything towards the success of his treatment, managing to drink five or six pints of hot water during the day. Weight decreased steadily. On ad- mission, September 21, it was 284 pounds; on October 2, it was 274 pounds; on Novem- ber 18, it was 256 pounds, and on December 4, 246 pounds. At Christmas there was some latitude given in diet, and the result was a prompt addition to his weight of seven pounds, but by Jerouary 15 weight was reduced to 239 pounds. After four months' treatment the diet was modified by the addition of two small slices of bread and butter a.t breakfast and supper, and milk and suzar in his tea night and morning. On February 7 he returned to ordinary meat diet, such as other patients had, with the exception of potatoes. He then weighed 234 pounds. Weight increased slightly for a time after resuming ordinary diet: but on March 21, when the patient left, he weighed 230k pounds, having lost over fifty pounds in six months. The ulcer healed within four weeks of his admission;, and Bain and stiffness soon disappeared, permit- ting as much walking as the space in ihe ward would allow. Weight remains the same (2304 pounds), the man being now on ordinary diet, but drinking no beer. His health is excellent.
A CONTICT'S STATEMENT. CHARGES AGAINST A PRISON OFFICIAL. A story of a rather remarkable character was told at the Glasgow Sheriff Criminal Court by a man named James M'Luskie, who pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a handbag and purse containing 3s. from a lady in the Tron- gate on the 10th inst, M'Luskie, who is a native of Paisley, and aged 24, submitted a statement to the court, in which he reviewed his life of crime, and his unsuccessful efforts to continue in steady employment. His state- ment concluded thus:I was released from prison in June, 1880, and resumed work shortly after, and worked steadily for the space, of three and a half months, when I again lost my situation through no fault of my own. I then again got into company with my old asso- ci-ates, and was this time sentenced to three years' penal servitude. I got OIl tolerably well. I was working in the Peterhead quarry, and it was my duty to look for stones for the masons. One cta-v in March, while the prisoners were at dinner, the foreman of the quarry had blasted. WhEn I returned I perceived the threatening aspect the rocks had. and that the least blast of are would send them upon the heads of the men below. I pointed out the danger, and was told that I had but to do vV,r.t I was told. I obeyed, and no sooner did reach the face of the quarry than the self-same stones came crashing on my- head, and broke my collar-bone, and knocked four teeth down my throat. I was rendered unconscious for upwards of half an hour. I remained in the r'r.firmary till the dav of my release, which was the 10th of May. As compensation I received £ 3 over and above my gratuity. The prisoner also made a statement about assaults which he had received since his liberation, and asked for a lenient sentence, which, he saici, mignt be the means- of making him an honest member, instead of beng a scourge to society." -Sherift Guthrie, in passing sentence ot three months imprisonment,, intimated, that the statement of the priMxner would be, forwarded to tÍH; Secre- taiy for Gotland.
AUTOMATIC SI SO. FRENCHMAN'S INGENIOUS INTENTION. An in>reJljl)!1S Frenchman, M. Bersier, has devised a: plan by which the compass not only points out the way for large Yf\S82b, Ut i' aefcualipy takes the place of the htiMwivxt. cuirent from a Buhmkorit coil is parted itOa..? the pivot of a compass needle to the -North Pols, point, from which sparks an eighth el inch long insy p&SB to of two soinx-circcu&r pieces of aluminum. These pieces are msu- lated from each other, the gap between them being set to correspond to the desired sailing direction. When the spark passes to one piece the current starts a motor in one direction and moves the rudder until the vessel returns to its proper course, while if the spark passes to the other piece the motor and ructder are moved in the other direction. A two months trial of the apparatus is reported to have resulted very successfully. Among the advantages ot this new method is greater accuracy, ordinary steering, it is stated; being subject to errors that may take a fast-steaming vessel twelve miles per day out of its course.
ROMANTIC STORIES.. A BARON WEDS AN ALSATIAN MAIDEN. The following advertisement! recently ap- peared 1 in several America-n papers —In order to settle estate, lu/orasA'-ea is wanied of Baron Oa.mi.ue Stoewfeiai, 0 left his home in Geubiville, Alsace, Germany, in 1886, for this country, was employed in a New York Hotel, and afterwards went to Cincinnati.— Address, &c. Behind this advertisement lies a. story of the romantic attachment of an aristocrat for a pretty peasant girl, followed by marring.- and voluntary exile, and the pangs of poverty in a strange land for eight- years. Stoeehlin and his sister Annie were the only children of the titled and wealthy family that lived in the picturesque town of Geubiville, When Camille was 26 years old his parents desired him to marry, and, in accordance with the custom prevailing, they took on themselves the task of selecting a wife for him. It seems, however, that he had been smitten with the oharms of an Alsatian maiden, and had plighted his froth. She was only a peasant girl, without dower or rank, but in his eyes her face was her fortune, and he vowed to her that no allurements or persuasions would per- suade him from making her his wife. He was true to his promise. He parted from his parents in anger, and to their great grief he married the peasant girl the following day in the little church of the town. That evening in the month of June, years ago, the romantic couple left their native place for the New World. They had a hard time in America Stoeehlin's condition became so redueed that he.was glad to accept the most menial kind of labour. One day he wandered into a New York hotel, and asked the clerk if there was a vacant place in the hotel? 'We are short a dish-washer, but I don't suppose you would take that," said the clerk. But Camille could not afford just then to refuse even that humble chance, so he went to work in the kitchen of the hotel. ITe stayed a time, and afterwards went to Cincinnati to see if better luck would not befall him tht re. While he was walking 011 Broadway one afternoon he was recognised by a servant who had come from Alsace, and was then employed by a family in that city. She knew his history. The girl made inquiries and learned of the sad fate of the couple. They had often lived in extreme want in miserable rooms while in the city, and many times they lacked even the bare necessities of life. When she wrote home she told her friends of her unexpected meeting in the New World, and to what a sad termination the acquaintance of Stoeehlin and the girl had come. The news was soon carried to Camille's family, but death in the meantime had visited the family and his parents had both died. The Alsatian servant was greatly surprised a few days ago to re- ceive a letter from Annie Stoeehlin requesting her to forward whatever information she could of Baron Camille Stoeehlin, and reciting the death of her parents, and that a large sum had been left for the absent, but Unforgotten, son. The baron is a broad-shouldered, good- looking man, now about 34 years old. He is about 5ft. 8in. in height, and wears a beard. A LATE M.P. AND A GIRL OF HUMBLE BIRTH. A most romantic story from real life is now going around among the quidnuncs (says the London correspondent of the "South Wales Post"). It is safe to say that nothing more complicated and thrilling has ever been con- ceived by a writer of fiction. The central figure in the story is a lately-deceased M.P. for one of the divisions of the home counties. A dozen years ago, more or less, the hon. gentle- man beea-pie acquainted with a girl of humble birth. The acquaintanceship ripened into affection. That it was not the fascination of a passing fancy was evidenced by the care which the M.P. took to have the girl educated. Ultimately she was sent to com- plete her education on the Continent. Pre- viously to her residence abroad her lover had settled a handsome amount ot money upon her —in fact, almost half his fortune. In process of time the marriage oame about, the lady passing as the descendant of a French family of private means and gentle birth. In a few years the lady, unfortunately, died, and after her death there appeared on the scene a man who claimed to be her husband, and sought to establish his title to her property—property which was given to her by the M.P. in the manner described. A few months ago the M.P. met with a shocking accident-, which resulted fatally, and now his executors are being '.ued in the courts. The whole story is of a most remarkable character, and when the oass comes on for hearing your readers may prepare for revelations of a startling character. PlIm-
A NEW RUSSIAN SHELL. SECRET KNOWN BY SHEFFIELD MANUFACTURERS of the titled and wealthy family that lived in the picturesque town of Geubiville, When Camille was 26 years old his parents desired him to marry, and, in accordance with the custom prevailing, they took on themselves the task of selecting a wife for him. It seems, however, that he had been smitten with the oharms of an Alsatian maiden, and had plighted his froth. She was only a peasant girl, without dower or rank, but in his eyes her face was her fortune, and he vowed to her that no allurements or persuasions would per- suade him from making her his wife. He was true to his promise. He parted from his parents in anger, and to their great grief he married the peasant girl the following day in the little church of the town. That evening in the month of June, years ago, the romantic couple left their native place for the New World. They had a hard time in America Stoeehlin's condition became so redueed that he.was glad to accept the most menial kind of labour. One day he wandered into a New York hotel, and asked the clerk if there was a vacant place in the hotel? 'We are short a dish-washer, but I don't suppose you would take that," said the clerk. But Camille could not afford just then to refuse even that humble chance, so he went to work in the kitchen of the hotel. ITe stayed a time, and afterwards went to Cincinnati to see if better luck would not befall him tht re. While he was walking 011 Broadway one afternoon he was recognised by a servant who had come from Alsace, and was then employed by a family in that city. She knew his history. The girl made inquiries and learned of the sad fate of the couple. They had often lived in extreme want in miserable rooms while in the city, and many times they lacked even the bare necessities of life. When she wrote home she told her friends of her unexpected meeting in the New World, and to what a sad termination the acquaintance of Stoeehlin and the girl had come. The news was soon carried to Camille's family, but death in the meantime had visited the family and his parents had both died. The Alsatian servant was greatly surprised a few days ago to re- ceive a letter from Annie Stoeehlin requesting her to forward whatever information she could of Baron Camille Stoeehlin, and reciting the death of her parents, and that a large sum had been left for the absent, but Unforgotten, son. The baron is a broad-shouldered, good- looking man, now about 34 years old. He is about 5ft. 8in. in height, and wears a beard. A LATE M P. AND A GIRL OF HUMBLE BIRTH. A most romantic story from real life is now going around among the quidnuncs (says the London correspondent of the "South Wales Post"). It is safe to say that nothing more complicated and thrilling has ever been con- ceived by a writer of fiction. The central figure in the story is a lately-deceased M.P. for one of the divisions of the home counties. A dozen years ago, more or less, the hon. gentle- man beea-pie acquainted with a girl of humble birth. The acquaintanceship ripened into affection. That it was not the fascination of a passing fancy was evidenced by the care which the M.P. took to have the girl educated. Ultimately she was sent to com- plete her education on the Continent. Pre- viously to her residence abroad her lover had settled a handsome amount ot money upon her —in fact, almost half his fortune. In process of time the marriage oame about, the lady passing as the descendant of a French family of private means and gentle birth. In a few years the lady, unfortunately, died, and after her death there appeared on the scene a man who claimed to be her husband, and sought to establish his title to her property—property which was given to her by the M.P. in the manner described. A few months ago the M.P. met with a shocking accident-, which resulted fatally, and now his executors are being '.ued in the courts. The whole story is of a most remarkable character, and when the oass comes on for hearing your readers may prepare for revelations of a startling character.
A NEW RUSSIAN SHELL. SECRET KNOWN BY SHEFFIELD MANUFACTURERS A Sheffield correspondent has had an inter- view with the manager of one of the largest firms in that city, who is an expert in projec- tile manufacture. This gentleman claims that the secret of the new Russian projectile that played such havoc with armour plates in the recent tests at Okhta has been discovered, and is in the possession of Sheffield makers. In order to show their confidence in the fact that they have full knowledge of the process of manufacture of the new projectile, Messrs. Thomas Firth and Sons (Limited) wrote )r.ore than a week, ago to the War Office and the Admiralty fficials offering to supply them with some of these shells in ten or fourteen days, if they would undertake to have tlm:i fired.' As yet" they have received 110 definite reply, but the matter is one of extreme impor- tance in view of the large amount of armour plate work ordered by the Government, and the trials cannot long be deferred. The expert interviewed stated that the Rusian secret is not one that can be patented or kept secret long. The shell which was so successful at Okhta is an advance upon anything that has been hitherto manufactured, but Messrs. Thomas Firth and Sons are awaiting the suggested trials with the utmost confidence. Several shells of the' new type have been prepared, and are ready for experiment. The opinion gains ground that the manufacture of these new projectiles will necessitate the strengthening of the armour for the war-vessels in process of construction, and that the great advances recently made in res- pect both to armour and shells will render the older war-vessels obsolete sooner than otherwise would have been the case.
JACK AND HIS "GROG." CHARGE AGAINST A CTEAMER CAPTAIN. The Seamen's Chronicle for this week stg.tes that it has received numerous letters from the" crew of the St. Eonans, a steamer belonging- to Messrs. Furness and Co., West. Hartlepool, complaining that the commander was regularly permitting the sale of large quantities of in- toxicating liquors to the crew. One olithe letters is given in full, and states that on June 17, when the ship left the tidal basin, London, ali the men turned up sober," "but before we got many hours out the sailors got rather too much drink. So it continued, one man^ having as much as three and four bottles of whisky in one week. One man had four bottles in two days to my knowledge," On receiving these letters the editar of the Chronicle and the general secretary of the Seamen's Union waited on the captain, who, on learning the business, said, "You can do what you well -oLeass." and dismissed the interviewers. Aft the latter left the ship the chief *iScer toM them he had just had the sack because he had reprimanded the captain, as he "i-uld not get the men to work, and "if we had bad-bad weather God knows what would have happened/' The bo'sun also said he knew of 57 bottles of whisky that had been sold in a five weeks voyage at 3s. a bottle, the liquor having paid no duty, and probably cost Is. 4d. a bottle. | If the charges now stated are true (concludes the editor) we would like to know what the temperrfn< e oters 111 West Harilepoel think of Mr. JJiv res 3 allowing his '•« J- be turne 'into drma rg shebeens. '.U-* by ithf way, had jivle »r no wages to i*>\w w.b«u: fciu wer< ],> 1 cfc a-t Tidal B'ard their irire- and families are nearly starving." i
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STOBIES ABOUT IVIIA-LES. HOW THE GREENLANDERS HUNT THEM. Captain Seoresby relates, in the "Month," how one of his harpooners, having struck a young whale in order to secure the mother, saw her instantly rise, wrap her flippers round hei young one and descend, dragging about 600 feet of line out of the boat with marvellous force and velocity. Again she rose to the surface, darted furiously to and fro, frequently stopped short, or suddenly changed her direction, giving every possible intimation of agony. The boats continued to pursue her closely for a length of time, while she, poor creature, seemed utterly regardless of the dangers which sur- rounded her. At last one of the boats ap- proached so near that a harpoon was thrown at her, then a second harpoon and a third, still she did not attempt to escape, but allowed the other boats to approach, so that m re harpoons were attached, till in the course of an hour the poor animal was killed. Though there was something painful in the deliberate destruc- tion of a creature evincing such heroic affection for its offspring, yet this feeling of compassion quickly gave way to the object of the a.dventnre- the value of the prize and the exciting joy of the capture. The fidelity of the male and female whale to each other exceeds that of most animals. Anderson, in his History of Green- land," mentions that some fishermen, having struck one of two whales, a, male and female that were in company together, the wounded creature made a long and terrible resistance. With a single blow of its tail it upset a boat containing three men, by which they all went to the bottom. When another boat came up the other whale still re- mained by its companion, and lent it every assistance, till at last the vounded victim sunk under the number and severity of its wounds, while its faithful partner, unahld to survive its loss, stretched herself upen the dead body of her mate and calmly shared its fate. To the Greenlanders, as well as to the natives of southern climates, the whale is an animal of vast importance and these people devote much of their time to fishing for it. When they set out on their whale- catching expedition they dress themselves in their best apparel, imagining that if they a,re not cleanly and neatly clothed the whale, which detests a dirty, slovenly garb, would certainly avoid them. In this manner about 50 persons, men and women, set out together in one of their large boats. The women take with them their needles, thread, and other implements to mend their husbands' clothes in case they should be torn, and to repair the boat if it should happen to receive any damage. When the men discover a whale they strike it with their har- poons, to which are fastened tubes two or three fathoms long, made of seal-skin inflated with air. The huge animal, by means of this kind of bag, is in some degree compelled to keep near the surface of the water. When he is fatigued and rises the men attack him with their spears till he is killed. Then they put on their spring jackets, made all of one piece, of a dressed sealskin, with their boots, gloves, and caps, which are laced so tightly to each other that no water can penetrate them. Thus attired they plunge into the sea and begin to slice off the fat all around the animal's body, even from those parts that are under water, for their jackets being full of air, the men do not sink, and are able to keep themselves upright, standing as it were in the sea. At Vancouver's Island, the storms blowing directly from the North Pacific bring many whales which, getting out of their latitude and fatigued with fruitless struggles, are cast upon the coast. As the receding tide leaves the whales they lash their tails, unable to regain deep water, and make a low, guttural sound as they vainly try to spout. The native canoes, which are made of the trunk of a tree i ollowed out by fire, are instantly launched. The only weapon used is a barbed spear,to which is tied a sealskin bag filled with air, and te this a rope made of seaweed is attached, acting as an anchor to the bladder or rope. A. pole is fitted into a socket in the spear-head, and so arranged that it can be easily withdrawn, leaving the head imbedded in the body of the whale. Armed with these primitive weapons the natives set off in their fragile canoes and cast their spears, catching back the loose handles. In a short time the monster is covered with sealskin bag's. Whtn the tide begins to rise, the bladders prevent the whale from, sink- ing sufficiently to use his full strength, keeping him on the surface of the water. As the canoe men pull to the shore the lines are tightened, and gradually the poor animal moves slowly and steadily to the land. His struggles to free himself are tremendous, but all in vain struggling as a fish out of water he is hopelessly in the power of his liliputian foes. The inhabitants for miles around crowd to the shore, singing and beating drums made of the hollow bole of a tree, over which is stretched the skin of a sea lion. As soon as ihe whale is brovght beyond low-water mark the work is done, and they have only te wait till the tide leaves it high and dry.
LADY SENT TO PRISON. An extraordinary case of theft came before the magistrates at the Salford Police-court on Thursday, Fanny Jackson, a good-looking. fashionably-dressed, married woman, about 25 years of age, being charged with stealing three gold rings of the value of S16 from the house of Mrs. Ada Thomas.—It was stated that she entered Mrs. Thomas's house, which was next door to her own, and took the rings from a drawer in the bedroom. She at first told a, story about seeing a strange man near the house, but afterwards admitted the theft.—The solicitor for the defence said the charge was a most painful one. It was one of those eases which could only be accounted for by a person eing led away by some temporary aberration. Prisoner was the wife of an engineer, and was respectably connected, and there was no reason whatever why i-ho should have done such s thing. He hoped the magistrate would see his way to inflict a fine, instead of sending her to prison.—The Stipendiary said when he looked at all the circumstances of the case he could not do that. However, a short term of impri- sonment to a "woman in the prisoner's position would, no doubt, be a severe punishment. yhe would be sent to prison for a month, with hard labour. >$
AN EX-POLICEMAN'S CPaME. At Haiidsiwarth Police-court on Friday William Edward Evans, who was formerly a member of the Metropolitan Police Force, was charged with attempting to murder Rosins, Stamyard, a. married woman, aged 47. The proecutrix was walking along the road near Sutton Park, on the 12th inst, when prisoner sprang out of a wood, pulled her down, and knelt on he)". He then stabbed her in the neck, and, leaving the knife sticking in the wound, escaped. He gave himself up to the police five days later. Prosecutrix had known prisoner from child- hood, and had bc-en friendly with him. He neTer spoke when he attacked her, and, as she said, he looked like a madman. The prosecutrix was dangerously ill for several days, and is still in a weak state from serious loss of blood.—Prisoner was sent for trial to Stafford Asssizes. --&
KILLED WHILE GOING RABBIT SHOOTING. At St. David's, near Nenairh, on F: d.v, a coachman, named Thomas, ,v: •paiin- to go rabbit shooting when he ■ >t innw is in the head, causing instant, dei-th..Ap parently the occurrence was purely acciden iiaJ. Thomas leaves a widow and six ehil- d'JtI. -2.
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e_ DRUGGED AND SENT TO SEA. A STRANGE STORY or AN AMERICAN. An extraordinary story was related to the magistrates at Kirkham on Thursday morn- ing, when Patrick Howe, of St. Helens, claimed :814- 7s. 6d. from Frank L. Oakes, captain of the American ship M'Lauriu, for wages as a, seaman. Mr. Rilay said the facts of the case were somewhat remarkable. Prior to April com- plainant was working- as a iireman at a rope works at Kingxuan, in Maine, A nor 111. On the 7th of April hs visited a called Bangor, about forty miks *v»ay. On the Monday some one gut into conversation with him as to whether he would like to go on a sailing or steam ship. He had no such desire, but the man took complainant into a saloon, and the next thing he remem- bered was that he was on board ship feeling sick and seedy in the bunk. From his symp- toms he thought he had been drugged. J Whta lie. was weil complainant was orutsrwd with the rest of the crew. He was discharged from the ship at Fleetwood on May iO wdfc- out a penny. Complainant's story was one of hardship and misery. On the voyage one man fell overboard in terror, and whilst off Fleetwood one of the crew attempted to make for the shore, but was kept back. The able- bodied seamen were paid 23 dollars per month and ordinary seamen 18 dollars. Patrick Rowe said that the man's name who took him in the saloon was Tracey, and it was kept by his brother. It was also a boarding- house for sailors. The second glass of whisky made him unconscious. The M'Laurm was a three-masted ship of about 1,300 tons. The mate cursed and severely assaulted him. For five days he never ate anything, and was un- able to work. They were given salted horse beef to eat, and on arrival at Fleetwood all the crew had skin disease. The men were knocked down by the mate, and were and blue with bruises. There were six offi- cers on board and eighteen of a crew. Oivy four of the latter oould speak English. "Vvheu the mate came to his bunk he swore, and said. "Yon have come here as a sailor and you will have to work." The captain wanted them to bring the ship' across for Bothing- The Magistrates ordered defendant, who was not present or represented, to pay £ >10 2s. b:.i.- and two advocates' fees were allowed. .'J'
MAltRIED A CENTURY. AN AGED HUNGARIAN COUPLE, We have all heard of tin weddings, celebrated after ten years of marriage, of crystal weddinzs3 after fifteen years, of china weddings after twenty, of silver after 25, of gold after 50, and of diamond after 75, or, as some folk celebrate it, after 60 years. But the scale of celebration does not seem to extend any farther, and one wend-jrs what preciomf thing would be selected to give its name to a wedding recently celebrated in Hungary-the one hundredth anniversary of the marriage of. Jean Szathmary and his wife. This appears tat be a circumstance which is entirely impossibles But the marriage of this aged pair is duly officially recorded as having taken place in Ma*g 1794, at which time, according to the records they were of marriageable age. As in Hungary at that time a bridegroom must have reached the age of twenty and the bride that of fifteen, the r must now be at least 120 and 115 ytiars old respectively. The one hundredth anniver- sary was celebrated at the town of Zsombolyi, in the Banat, which has for a long time allowed the venerable couple a pension in recognition of their great age and fidelity to cach other. Even the oldest residents of Zsombolyi have 110 other recollection of Jean Szathmary and his wife than as old people. Not one relative of either sur- vives. Their century of wedded life is so well and officially attested that many notables and Hungarian officials attended the anniversary celebration, and gave them many presents. iJ .I:JII8¡-w-
SOME CURIOUS EFFECTS OF MAGNETISM. The recent order of the British Admiralty whereby sentries are forbidden to carry side arms when on duty in the dynamo flats of her Majesty's ships appears to be due (saya an English journal) to some experiments which are' said to have demonstrated that bayonets belong* iiiS? to the marines have become highly xoag-j netised owing to close proximity to the dynamos- employed for lighting purposes. Both magne-J tic and electric influences may easily be per*j verted, and sometimes with startling results., Not long- ago a passenger oil board an oceanj steamer folded up his iron deck chair before retiring, and, as the night was stormy, left its, inside the pilot-house. The man at the wheel: presently became aware of something wrong with the compass, and before the delinquent, deck chair was pounced on the ship was half an hour out of her course. An equally well authenticated case is that of a learned professor who took his head student out testing one day. It was winter time, and as a cold wind blew through the station the head student kept on his bat while taking insulation readings. The result showed an unprecedented degree of in- sulation, one, in fact, greater than infinity, and the professor, as well as the student,was amazed and mystified. The former, however, repeated the test and obtained results much less credi- table to the firm who supplied the cables, but still very good. The student had ignored the fact that the felt hat he wore was stiffened with a steel wire in the brim. -K
FRENCH MURDERER GUILLOTINED. A Dalziel's telegram from Rouen says :—A man named Canillen, who murdered a little girl after brutally assaulting her, was executed here at half-past four on Friday morning. When the authorities entered his cell he was in., a. heavy sleep, and beingwiakened and told his fate, lie was so overcome that lie could not say a word. He had to have help to dress, but, after hearing mass, became more com- posed. To the last he protested he was inno- cent of the crime. Before being led out of his cell he asked the chaplain to embrace his child for him. A large crowd gathered to witness the execution, and greeted the murderer with loud cries of execration -aa he (merged from the prison. At sight of the guillotine the con- demned man started violently, but the execu- tioneer's assistants hurried him on; and in a few seconds all was over.
STEALING- A CHILD. At Croydon on Friday Elizabeth Grosvehor, lodging- at Park-terrace, Earl's Court-road, Kensington, was committed for trial on a charge of steal-ing a. child, Bertram, aged3^ ye.rs. The little fellow wa.s missing for a fortnight, and on Thursday the woman was arrested in the- sama locality with the child dressed in girl's clothes. Great indignation is felt in the district, ancl serious attempts were made to mob the womil,Il. I She stated the child was gives her by a woman in North End, and that she kept it as she was all alone and people said she was insane. claimed to be related to tke Levison-Gower2 the JJulw of Argyii, and said that since ths dea lit of the Duchess ef Sutherland, who al;v5.ys hsj- friended her, a class of people persecut" ,J i and prevented her earning her bred.
DEATH OF VIE COUNTESS BATIING. The Press Association says:—Tt was on Fri. day aano-moed -r.. ,:Iiig had died: j suddenly at Carlsbad on Sunday. It will be ) remembered that this lady WM formerly thet I wife of Mr. Grant, of GICJI AJoHston,: but divotved about seven v,'teles since on the grouncl, oi adulter* v'i'h Yi^yjant Biding, with whom" she h&d lived at Romp,, Psris, and other Con-" I ta-nerv&1 cifcics. When she ta-caine free Yiapoynfj! I Baring married her, but she shortly r wards became seriously ill, and fatal coiU £ >lioauouji supervened.