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WILL 0' TIIE MILL.
BV ROBERT LOUIS STXVENSOlt.
Tlio'mill wliere Will Uvocl with his adopted
parents stood In a falling valley between
plno woods and great mountains. Abovo,
hill after hill soared upwards until they
soared out ot the depth of the hardiest Mm
ber, and stood nakod against the sky. Boms
way up, a long gray village lay Ilka a seam
or n rng of vapor on a wooded hillside, and
when tho wind was favorable, the sound of
the church bells would drop down, thin and
Bllvory, to tVllL Below, the valley grew
over steeper and steeper, aud at tho samo
tlmo widened out on either hand, and from
an eminence beside the mill It was possible
to see its whole length and away beyond it
over a wide plain, where the river turned
nnd'shone, and moved on from city to city
on its voyngo toward the sea. It rhnnced
that over this valley thero lay a pass into a
neighboring kingdom, so that, quiet and
rural as it was, the road that ran along
beside the river was a high thorough,
fore between two splendid and powerful
societies. All through tho summer,
traveling carriages came crawling up, or
went plunging briskly downward past tbe
mill; and as it happened that the other side
was very much easier of ascent, the path was
not much frequented except by people going
in one direction; and of all tho carriages that
Will saw go hy, five-sixths were plunging
briskly downward and only ono-slxth crawl
ing up. Much more was this tho ciuj with
foot passengers. All the ligbtfooted tour
ists, all the peddlers laden with strange
wares, wero tending downward liko tho river
that accompanied their path. Nor was this
all; for when Will was yet a child a disas
trous war arose over a 'great part of tho
world. The newspapers were full of defeats
and victories, the earth rang with cavalry
hoofs, nnd often for days together and for
miles around the coil ot battle terrified good
people from their labors in the field. Of all
this, nothing was heard for a long time in
the valley; but at lastonoof the command
ers pushed an army over tho pass by forced
marches, nnd for th'eo days horse and foot,
cannon and tumbril, drum nnd standard,
kept pouring downward past tho mill. All
day the child stood nnd watched them on
their passago the rhythmical stride, the
pale, unshaven faces tanned about the eyes,the
discolored regimentals and the tattered flags,
filled him with a eenso of weariness, pity and
wonder; and nil night long, after he was In
bed, ho could hear the cannon pounding and
tho feet trampling, and the great armament
sweeping onward and downward past tho
mill. No one in the valley ever heard the
fata of the expedition, for they lay out of tho
way of gov-lp in those troublous times; but
Will saw ono thing plainly, that not a man
returned. Whither had they all gonot
Whither went all the tourists and
peddlers with strange wares I whither all the
brisk barouches witti servants in tho dicky?
whither the water of tho stream, ever cours
ing downward and ever renewed from above!
Even the wind blew of toner down the valley,
and carried tho dead leaves nlong with it In
tho fall. It seemed like a great conspiracy
of things animate and inanimate; they all
went-.downward, fleetly and gayly down
ward, and only ho, it seemed, remained tie
hind, liko a stock upon tho wayside. It somo
times mado him glad when he noticed how
tho fishes kept tuclr heads up stream.' They,
at least, stood faithfully by him, while all
elso wero posting downward to the unknown
Ono evening bo asked the miller where the
"It goes down the valley," answered he,
"and turns a power of mills six score mills.
they say, from hero to Untcrdeck and it
none tho wearier after all. And then it goes
out into tho lowlands, and waters the great
corn country, nnd runs through a sight of
flno cities (so they say) wliero kings live all
alono in itreat palaces, with a sentry walking
up and down before the door. And it goes
uudcr bridges with stone men upon them,
looking down and smiling so curious at the
water, ana living loins leaning tueir eiDows
on the wall and looking over too. And then
It goes on and on, and down through marshes
and sands, until nt last it falls into tho wi,
whero tho ships aro that bring parrots and
tobacco f torn the Indies. Ay, It has a ion:
trot before it as it goes singing over our weir,
bloss its heart 1"
"And what is tho seal'' asked Will.
"The soal" cried the miller. "Lordlielp
us all, it Is the greatest thing Godmadoi
That is whero all tho water in tho world runs
down Into n great salt lake. Thero it lies, as
Hat as my hand and as innocent likoasa
child; but they do say when tho wind blow's it
gets up into water mountains bigger than
any of ours and swallows down great shii
bigger than our mill, and makes such a roar
ing that you can hear it miles away upon the
land. Thero ore great Itsh in it five times
bigger than a bull, and ono old serpent as
long as our river and as old as all the world,
with whiskers liko a man and a crown ot sil
ver on ber head."
Will thought ho had never heard anything
like this, and he kept on asking question after
question about the world that lay away down
the river, with all its jicrils and marvels, un
til the old miller became quite Interested
himself, nnd at last took him by tho hand
and led him to the hilltop that over
looks the valley and tho plain. Tho sun
was near setting and hung low down
In a cloudless sky. lZverything was defined
and glorified in golden light. Will liad novcr
seen so great an expand of country in his life;
ho stood and gazul with all his eyes. He could
see the cities, and tho woods and fields, and
tho bright curves of the river, nnd far away
to where the rim of the plain trenched along
tho shining heavens. An overmastering
emotion seized upon tho boy, soul aud body;
his heart beat so thickly that he could not
breathe; the sceno swum Kforo his eyes; the
sun seemed to w heel round anil round, and
throw oil, as it turned, strange shapes which
disappeared with tho rapiduy of thought, and
wero succeeded by others. Will covered his
face with his bands and burst into a violont
fit of tears; and the poor miller, sadly disap
pointed and perplexed, saw nothing better
for it than to tako him up In bis arms and
carry him home In silence.
From that day forward Will was full of
new hopes and longings. Something kept
tugging at his heart strings; tho running
water carried his desires along with it as he
dreamed over its flouting surface; the wind.
as it ran over Innumerable tree tops, hailed
bun with encouraging words; branches beck
oned downward ; tho open road, as it
shouldered round the angles and went turn
ing nnd vanishing fast and faster dow n the
valley, tortured him with Its solicitations.
llo spent long whiles ou the eminence, look
ing down the rivershed and abroad on the
flat lowlands, and watched tho clouds that
traveled forth upon the sluggish wind and
trailed their purple shadows on the plain; or
h would linger by the wayside, and follow
the carriages with his eyes as they rattled
downward by the riyer. It did not matter
what It was; every thing that went that way.
were it cloud or carriage, bird or brown
water in the stream, ho felt his heart flow
out after It In an ecstasy of longing.
We ore told by men of scieuco that all the
ventures of mariners on tho sea, all that
countermarching of tribes nnd races that
confounds old hUtory with its dust and rumor.
sprang from nothing more abstruso.than the
laws of supply and demand, and a certain
natural instinct for cheap rations. To any
one thinking deeply, this will seem a dull
and pitiful explanation. Tbe tribes that
came swauning out of the north and east, if
they wero lndocd pressed onward from be
hind by others, were drawn ut the same time
by the magnetic influence ot the south and
west. Tbe fame of other lauds had reached
them; tho name of the eternal city rang in
ineireors; tney were uot colonists, but nil-
Brims; they traveled towards wine and gold
and sunshine, but their hearts were set on
something higher. That divine unrest, that
old stinging trouble of humanity that makes
all high achievements and all miserable fail
ure, tbe same that spread wings with
Icarus, the same that sent Colutnbus
into tho desolate Atlantic, inspired and
supported these barbarians on their perilous
inarcn, I nero is one legend w blch profound
ly represents their spirit, of how a flvlnff
party of these wanderers encountered a very
old man shod with iron. The old man asked
them whither they wero o!ng; aud they
ausncrod with ono voices "To the Eternal
Cityl" Ho looked upon them gravely, "1
have sought It," he said, "over tho most part
of the world. Thru such pairs as I now
carry oa my t bar ,1 worn out upon this
pilgrimage, and now the fourth Is growing
slender underneath my steps. And all this
while I hv. not found the city," And ho
turned and went his own way alone, leaving
And yt this would scarcely parallel the
intensity of. WUl's feeling for tbe plain. If
he could only ga far enough out there, he felt
as If his eyesight would bo purged and clarl-
Bed, as II his bearing would grow more dell
cabs and his vory breath would como and go
with luxury. Ha was transplanted and
withering whore he was; be lay in a strange
country and was sick for home. Bit by bit
ho pieced together broken notions of tho
world below; of the river, ever moving nnd
growing until It sailed forth into the majes
tlo ocean; of the cities, full of brisk and
beautiful puopta, playing fountains, bands of
muslo and marble palaces, and lighted up
nt night from end to end with artificial stars
of coldl of the great churches, wlso univer
sities, brave armies and untold money lying
stored in vaults; or tuo nign nylng vice that
moved tu the sunshine and the stealth and
swiftness of midnight murder. I have said
he was sick aa if for hornet the figure holts,
lie was like some one lying in twilit, form
less prc-exlstence, and stretching out his
hands lovingly toward many colored, many
sounding life. It was no wonder be was un
happy, he would go and tell tho Ash: thoy
were mode for their life, wished for no more
than worms nnd running water and a holo
below n falling bank; but he was dlfTorontly
designed, full of desires and aspirations, Itch
ing at the flngors, lusting with the eyes,
whom tho whble variegated world could not
satisfy with aspects. The true life, the true
bright sunshine, lay far out upon the plain.
And 01 to see this sunlight onco before he
died I to move with a jocund spirit In a
golden land! to hear tho trained singers and
sweet church bells and see the holiday gar
dens 1 "AndOBsur he would cry, "II you
would only turn your h'ososdown stream,
yon could swim so easily Into the fabled
waters and seo tno vast snips passing over
your head liko clouds, and hoar tho great
water hills making music over you all day
long I" But the flsh kept looking patiently in
their own direction, until Will hardly knew
whether to laugh or cry.
Hitherto the trafllc on tho road had passed
by Will, liko something seen in a picture; he
had perhaps exchanged salutations with a
tourist, or caught sight of an old gentleman
In a traveling cap at a carriage window; but
for the most part it hod been a mere symbol,
which he contemplated from apart hnd with
something of a superstitious feeling. A tlmo
camo at last when this was to be changed.
The miller, who was a greedy man in bis
way, and nover forewent nu opportunity of
hr it prollt, turned tlio mill house into a
litlln wavslda Inn. and. several nieces of rood
fortune falling in opportunely, built stables
and got tho position of jiostmaster on the
road. It now bocamo Will's duty to wait
upon people, as they sat to break thoir fasts
in the little arbor at the top ol tbe mill gar
den ; and you may bo sure that ho kept his cars
open, and learnod mnuy new things about the
outside world as ho brought tho, omelet or the
wine. Nay, he would often get into con
versation with single guests, and by
adroit questions und polite nttention, not
only gratify his own curiosity, but win
tho goodwill of the travelers. Many compli
mented the old couplo on their serving boy,
and a professor was eager to take him away
with him and hava him properly educated in
tho plain. The miller and his wifo wero
mightily astonished and even more pleased.
Thoy thought It a very good thing that tuey
should have opened their inn. "You see,"
tbe did man would remark, "he has a kind of
talent for a publican; lio never would have
mode anything else I" And so ltrowagged on
In the valloy, with high satisfaction to all
concerned but WilL Every carriagethat loft
tbe Inn door seemed to tako a part of him
away with It, and when people jestingly
offered him a lift he could with difficulty
command his emotion. Night after night ho
would dream that he was awakened by
flustered scrvnnts, and that a splendid equt
page waited at the door to carry hlra down
into the plain; night after night; until the
dream, which had seemed all jollity to him
at first, began to take on a color of gravity,
and tho nocturnal summons and waiting
equipage occupied a placo In his mind as
something to bo both feared and hoped for.
One day, when Will was about 10, a fat
youngi man arrived at sunset to pass tho
night, llo was a contented looking fellow,
with a Jolly eye, and carried a knapsack.
While dinner was preparing ho sat In tho ar.
bor to road a book; but as soon as ho had bo-
cun to observe Will tbe book was luld aside;
ho was plainly ono of those who prefer liv
ing people to peopls mado of Ink and paper.
Will, on his part, although he had not beon
much interested in tho stranger at first sight,
soon began to tako a groat deal ot pleasure In
his talk, which was full of good nature and
good 6cnso, and nt last conceived a great ro
snoct for his character and wisdom. They
sat far into the night, and about 3 In tho
moming Will opened his heart to the young
man and told him how ho longed to leave
the valley, and what bright hopes he had
connected with thecltiosof the plain. The
young man whistled and then broke into a
"My young friend," ha remarked, "you
are a very curious little fellow to bo sure,
and wish a great many things which you will
never got Why, you would feel quite
ashamed if you knew how the little fellows
in these fairy oities of yours aro all after tho
same sort of nonsense and keep breaking
tbolr hearts to get up into the mountains.
And let mo tell you, those who go down Into
tho plains are a very short while there before
they wish themselves heartily bock again.
The air Is not so light nor so pure, nor is the
sun any brighter. As for the beautiful men
and women, you would see many of them In
rags and many of them def ormod with nor.
rible disorders; and a city Is so hard a place
for people who are poor and sensitivo that
many chooso to die by their own hand."
"You must think mo very simple," an
swered Will. "Although I have never beon
out ot this valley, believo me, I have used
my oyes. I know how one thing lives on an
other; for instance, how tho fish hangs In tho
eddy to catch his fellows; and the shopherd,
who makes so pretty a picture carrying home
tho lamb. Is only carrying It borne lor din
ncr, I do not expect to find all things right
In your cities. That Is not what troubles me,
It might have been that once upon a tlmo;
but although I live here always, I have asked
many questions and learned a great deal in
these last years, and certainly enough to cure
me of my old fancies. But you would not
have me die like a dog and uot see all that is
to be seen, and do all that a man can do, let
it be good or evilt you would not have me
spend all my days between this road hero and
the river, and not so much as make a motion
to be up and lire my Uf el I would rather die
out of band," he cried, "than linger on as I
"Thousands of people," said the young man.
"live and die like you and are none the less
"Ahl" said Will, "if there are thousands
who would like, why should not on of them
have my placer
It was quite dark; there was a hanging
lamp in the arbor which lit up the table and
tbe faces of the speakers, and along the arch
the leaves upon the trellis stood outllluml
Dated against the night sky, a pattern of
transparent green upon a dusky purple. Tbe
fat young man rose and taking Will by the
arm loa mm out under tbe open heavens.
"Did you ever look at the starsl'1 be asked,
"Often and often," answered Will.
"And do you know what they areP
'I fancied many things."
"They are worlds like ours," said the young
man. "Some of them toss: many of them a
million times greater; and some of the least
sparkles that you see aro not only worlds.
but wholo clusters of worlds turning about
each other in tho midst of saoa We do not
know what thero may bo in any of thorn:
perhaps the answer to all bur difficulties or
tbe euro of all our sutTerlngs: and yot we can
never reach themr not all the skill of tho
craftiest of men can fit out a ship for tho
nearest ot these our neighbors, nor would the
lire of tbe most aged suffice for such n lour
ney. When a great battle ha boon lost oy a
dear friend Is dead, when we are hipped or in
uigu spirits, mere tney are unwearledly shin
ing overhead. W may stand down hen , a
wholo array of us together, and shout until
wo break our hearts, and not a whisper
reaches them. We may climb the high
est mountains and wo are uo nearer
them. All we can do is to stand down
hare In ths garden and take oft our
hats; the starshina light upon our beads, and
ws nun u a mp utiu, i oar say you
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL XXII.NOO
COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, VOL LI, KO 43
can see It glisten In ths darkness. The moun'
tain and tho mouse. That Is liko to be all we
shall ever have to do with Arcturus or Aid.
baran. Can you apply a parable!" ho added.
laying his hand "upon Will's shoulder. "It is
not the samo thing as a reason, but usually
vastly more convincing."
Will bung his head a little, and then raised
it Onco more to heaven. Tho stars seemed to
expand and emit a sharper brllllancvt and as
be kept turning ins eyes higher and higher
they seemed to Increaso In multitude under
"I.see," ho said, turning to the young man,
"wo are In a rat trap."
"Bomctblng ol that size. Did you ever seo
a squirrel turning In n caste, and another
squirrel sitting philosophically over his nutsl
I needn't ask you which of thorn looked more
of a f ooL"
TUB rAItSON'S MARJORY.
After some years the old people died, both
in ono winter, very carefully tended by their
adopted sou, and very quietly mourned when
thoy wero cone, Feopla who had heard of
his roving fancies supposed ho would hasten
to sell tho property, and go down tho river to
push his fortunes. But there was nover any
sign of such an Intention ou tho part of Will.
On the contrary, bo had tlio inn set on a bet
ter footing, and hired a couplo ot servants to
assist him in carrying it on; and thero ho set
tled down, a kind, talkative, lnscrutablo
young man, six feet throo in his stockings,
with an iron constitution ana a incnuiy
voice. He soon began to take rank in tho
district as a bit of an oddity. It was not
much to bo wondered at from tho first, for ho
was always full of notions, and kept calling
the plainest common sense lit question! but
what most raised tbe report upon blm was
the.odd circumstance of his courtship with
tue parson s Marjory.
The parson Marjory was a lass ot about
19 when Will wonld bo"about 30, well enough
looking and much hotter educated than any
other girl In that part of the country, as be
came her parentage. She held her head very'
high and had already refused several offers
of marriage with a grand air, which had got
her hard names among tho neighbors. For
all that cho was a good girl and one that
would havo mado any man well contented.
Will bad nover seen much oti ber, lor at
though the church and parsonage wero only
two miles from his own door he was never
known to go there but on Sundays. It
chanced, however, that tho parsonage fell
Into disrepair and hod to be dismantled, and
tho parson and his daughter took lodgings
for a month or so. on very much reduced
terms, at Will's Inn. Now, what with the
inn una tho mm and the old miller's savings,
our friend was a man of 'substance, and be
sides that, he had a namo for good temper
and shrewdness, which mako a capital por
tion in marriage, and so It was currently gos
siped among their fll wishers that tho parson
and his daughter bad not chosen their tem
porary lodgings with their eyes shut. Will
was about the last man In tbe world to bo
cajoled or frightened into marriago. You
bod only to look into his eyes, limpid and
still like pool3 of water, and yot with a sort
or clear light that seemed to come from with
in, and you would understand at once that
here was one who knew his own mind and
would stand to it Immovably. Marjory her-
Belt was no weakling by her looks, with
strong, steady eyes and a resolute and quiet
bearing, it might be a question whether sne
was not Will's I match In steadfastness, after
all, or which of them would rule the roast in
marriage. But Marjory hod never given It
a thought, and accompanied her father with
the most unshaken Innocence and unconcern.
The season was still so early that Will's
customers were few and far between; bnt the
1 llocs were already flowering, and tbe weather
was so mild that the party took dinner under
the trellis, with the noise of the river In
their ears and the woods ringing about them
with the songs of birds. Will soon began to
take a particular pleasure In these dinners.
The parson was rather a dull companion,
with a habit of dozing at table; but nothin:
rude or cruel ever fell from his lips. And as
for the parson's daughter, she suited her sur
roundings with the best grace imaginable!
and whatever she said seemed so pat and
pretty that Will conceived a great idea of her
talents. He could see her face, as she leaned
forward, against a background of rising pine
woods; her eyes shono peaceably; the light
lay around her hair liko a kerchief; some
thing that was hardly a smile rippled her
pale cheeks, and. Will could not contain him
self from gating on her in an agreeable dis-
may. Hbe looked,-even In her quietest mo
ments, so complete In herself, and so quick
with life down to her linger tips and the very
skirts of her dress, that the remainder of
created things became no more than a blot
by comparison; and if Will glanced away
from her to her surroundings, the. trees
looked inanimate and senseless, the clouds
hung in heaven like dead things, and even
the mountain tops were disenchanted. The
whole valley could not compare In looks with
this on girt.-
111 was always observant In the society of
his fellow creatures, but his observation be
came almost painfully eager in the case of
Marjory. He listened to all she uttered and
read her eyes at the same time for ths un
spoken commentary. Many kind, simple and
sincere speeches found an echo In bis heart,
He became conscious of a soul beautifully
poised upon itself, nothing doubting, nothing
desiring, clothed In peace. It was not possl
bla to separate ber thought from her appear
ance. The turn ot her wrist, the still sound
of her voice, tho light In her eyes, the lines
of her body fell in tune with her grave and
gentle words like the accompaniment that
sustains and harmonizes tho voice of the
singer. Her Influence was ono thing, not to
be divided or discussed, only to bo felt with
gratitude and joy. To WiU her presence re
called something of his childhood, nnd tho
thought ol bor took its place In bis mind be
side that of dawn, of running water and of
the earliest violet and lilacs. It is the
property of things seen for the first time, or
for the first time after long, like tho flowers
in spring) to reawaken in us the sharp edge
ot sense and that Impression of mystio
ttrangenoss which otherwUe passes out of life
vlth the coming of years; but the sight of
hved faco is what renews a man's character
'"om the fountain upwards.
Ono day after dinner Will took a stroll
among the firs; a grave beatitude possessed
him from top to toe, and ho kept smiling to
himself and the lauscapo as ho went. Tho
river ran between the stepping stones with a
pretty wimple; a bird sang loudly lu tho
wood; tuo hilltops looked Immeasurably
high, and as he glanced at them from tlmo to
time, seemed to contemplate his movements
with a beneficent but awful curiosity. His
way took him to tho eminence which over
looked tho plain; and there ho sat down upon
a stone, and felt into deep mid pleasant
thought. Tho plain lay abroad with its
cities and silver riyer; everything was
asleep, except a great eddy of birds which
kept rising and falling and going round and
round in the bluo air. He repeated Marjory's
namo aloud, and the Bound of it gratified his
ear. He shut his eyes, and her image sprang
up before him, quietly luminous and attend
ed with good thoughts. Tbe river might run
forever; the birds fly higher and higher till
thoy touched tbe stars. He saw it was empty
bustlo after all; for here, without stirring a
foot, waiting patiently in hi own narrow
valley, ho also had (jltuiued the better sun
Tho noxt day Will made a sort of declara
tion across tho dinner table, while the (.arson
was filling his pipe,
"Miss Marjory," ho said, "I never know
any one I liked so well us you. I am mostly
a cold, unkindly sort of man, not from want
of heart, but out of strangeness lu my wuy
ot thinking; mid people swm far away from
mo. Tu as if thero wero a clrtio round tue,
which kept every ono out but you. I can
hear tho others talking and laughing, but
you como quite close. Muybo this is disa
greeable to you I" he asked.
Marjory mado no answer,
"Bpoak up, girl," said tho parson.
"Nay, now," returned WiU, "I wouldn't
prekn her, panon, I feel tongue tied myself,
w ho am not used to it, ami iho's a woman,
and littlo more than a clilld, when all Is said.
But for ray part, as far as I can understand
what jieoplo moan by it, I fancy I must bo
what they call in love, Ida uot with to be
held a coraaiittlug myself, for I may Ihj
wtoii, but that is how I Kiievo things are
with me. And it Miss Marjory should feel
any o.herwii on bpr jidrt, mayhap she would
bo so kiud us shake her hcud."
Majory was silent, and gave uo sign that
sho had heard.
"How Is that, larsonf" asked Will.
TO 111 O0NT1.NUKU,
HOW TO DIE EASY.
MYSTEpltS INTO WHICH THE GERRY
COMMISSION HAS BEEN INQUIRING.
now (shall We Kieentn Our Criminal t
The Carrots and Hie aulltotlno Death
by l'rii.lr Aeld A riu.h of Lightning
How shall we execute our criminals!
To a certain degree a distressing question
to Inquire Into, but In reality a must humane
Investigation. Experts are divided in thoir
opinions upon the subject, and when expert
disagree why, exiwrts disagree. Some hard
shelled experts of a very conservative frame
of mind nnll their colors to the mast and hold
that Jack Ketch's hempen noose, also known
as Judge Lynch's "cravat," is the proper
thing when In the proper place: v
Others of a mora advanced frame ol mind
suggest the garrote. The guillotine also has
its advocates, iicclally among tho Inhabi
tants of sunny France, and there aro those
who favor prusslo acid or soma other violent
poison. (Ins cornea In for a share of favor;
water has Its disciples; but tho enterprising
students ot this country seem to be pooling
their issues In favor of electricity.
Not to be behind the times, an American
physician has invented a Hash of lightning,
said to Ixj almost equal to tho natural article.
In this Instance it all came about through
the Inquiries made a year ago by Commodore
(Jerry s commission, appointed to inquire
Into a more humane method of executing the
At that time a select number of prominent
physicians wero consulted and asked In tho
Interest of science to answer a sence Of que-
tious tqion the subject of capital punishment.
Among the physicians consulted were ut. a.
J. Kaullmami, a graduate ot Berlin, Paris,
Edinburgh, Toronto nnd rtew York, and a
gentleman who has dovoted much time to
the study ot electricity while pursuing ,hls
Dr. Kaulfman was much Impressed with
ths barbarity of executions by hanging, and
before making his report to the commission
began work upon an electrical machine,
which was to produce a miniature flash of
lightning or continuous electric spark twelve
inches long, and calculated to produce death
lu the two-hundredth part of a second.
This may seem to be quick work, but It Is
comparatively slow when wo take into con
sideration that tbe genuine article, "real
lightning," produces the fatal result In the
ten-thousandth part of a second at least that
Is about as near a it baa been accurately
gauged up to this writing.
One of tbe first questions asked by tbe
commission was in regard to death by prusslo
acid or any other strong poison. Taking
prusslo acida s a basis, Dr. KamTmann replied
that 'there waa a case on record In which a
man swallowed an ounce of prussic acid and
yet only expired twelve minutes later, after
suffering great agony. Br. Kauffinan thus
concluded .that prussic acid was not quick
enough and could not be rolled upon, and In
addition that prussic ucid and its salts were
used in commerce, and that it would not be
advisable to teach tho public a mode of death
which would bo comparatively painless. .
Tbe second question referred to tho carrota
and guillotine, and, according to the doctor'
replies, these systems are comparatively an
cient and barbarous, and nations employing
tbem were seeking for a more humane and
scientific method ot executing criminals.
The garrote, says Dr, Kaultmanu, is worse
than bnnglng, as by Its use death Is only
caused by strangulation or suffocation. Suffo
cation, ho also claiirw, Is the causo of death
in the great majority of executions by hang
ing, and is tbe great objectiou to the use of
the rope. In fact, if Dr. KnufTmann remem
bers rightly, statistics show that over SO per
cent, of persons hanged die from suffoca
tion. Una of the last questions asked the physi
cians by the commission, said Dr. ivaulr-
" hat would you suggest as a better way
of death in criminal cases, and what would
yo' suggest to compensate for tho difference
la effect upon the criminal cases T or words
to that effect."
Death from electricity, replied tho doctor
in substance, either by shock or by a conver
sion of the animal fluids into gases, causes
very littlo change in the body. Indeed, tho
greater tbe shock the less change there Is in
tbe body. Therefore death from an Intense
shock, which would kill a man in say the
one-hundredth part of a second, would make
no visible change in the body. Now, as there
Is an lnsufUcioncy in this country of liodies
for tho purposes of scientific research, Dr,
Knuffmaun suggested that the bodies of all
executed criminals should be turned over to
tho proier authorities for the purpose of sci
entific, pathological and physiological re
In Dr. Knuffmann's opinion criminals
would dread such disposal ot their bodies
more than death itself. Naturally It Is ad
mitted that thero aro so few executions that
the bodies thus furnished would not supply
the demand, but it is claimed that bodies of
criminals killed by electricity will bo In such
a good condition for sclent i 11c research that
they will prove of incalculable value to
Tbe miniature nosh of lightning outlined
by Dr. KaufEinann coald be applied to tbe
criminal) either ttundfhg or sitting down,
and tbe base, of the skull Is suggested as the
most suitable spot, though other physicians
favor tho bick of the neck. It has also been
suggested that the criminal might be placed
in a room nnd that the air should be gradu
ally withdrawn, thus Rijjng the condemned
man a painless death. 1 nis system is objected
to us being quite as painful as hanging, for
death would be caused by suffocation.
The f ume3 of charcoal have also been adro
cated, but are opposed on tho plea that they
range with chlorino gas, ona of tbe most
pungent gases, and accordingly charcoal
would causa n painful death. Carbonio gaa
has also been talked of as a comparatively
desirable form of inflicting death, but it Is
opposed on the plea that It is not quick
After reviewing all the suggestions made
there would seem to bo no doubt that elec
tricity will bo the executioner's weapon In
the future, aud that, combined with deliver
lug the bodies of executed persons to physi
cians for the purpose of scientific research, it
will strike quite as much terror Into evil
doers' hearts ns that well termed "relic of
baiiiarism," the hangman's noose.- New
Wnter Tight Compartments n Snare.
It is well understood by those who ar
familiar with the construction of foreign
steamers that watertight compartments are
a snare nnd a delusion. In many cases thoy
are hardly tight enough to hold common
shot, and the braces aro seldom sufficient to
withstand the wati-r pressure. Tho recent
loss of a vessel off the English coast, In which
many lives were sacrificed, goes to show that
our marine, ns well ns locomotive and civil
engineers, have something to do in the way
of strengthening structures. Railway Re
view. ANTHROPOMETRY THE THING. '
The Hoguei' Gallery to be Strengthened
by n Curlou. Device,
Criminals throughout tho city may bs dis
pleased to learn that the ofllcers of tho Cen
tral office are studying up a now system that
promises to aid the bluocoats In detecting and
Identifying thieves of high and low degree.
It Is known a the anthropometric sjstem,
and has been brought to the attention of a
noted detective of Jollet Tho word comes
from two Greek words, and it means having
reference to the measurement of human
beings. The police are now compelled to
trust entirely to the Rogues' Gallery for
means of identification. Tbe new system 1
Intended as an addition to the gallery. At
police headquarters there are half a dozen
photographs of a noted burglar now at
liberty. No two of these pictures are alike,
and that fact Is made the basis ot an asser
tion that It Is sometimes Impossible to identity
the original of a picture. The new system
consists in merely collecting a carefully taken
measurement of certain part of crinunal'
In future, when a dangerous susiwct Is ar
rested, a registry will bo taken of the width
and leugth of his head, the length ot his left
forearm, the length and breadth of his left
foot, the length of the little and middle fin
gers of both hands, the length of his right
ear, sire of his mouth, a description ot til
lioeo and eyes, the size of hi chest while
standing, the length of his body while seated,
the length ot his legs and entire body, th
size of his neck, tbe full stretch ot his arm,
and the breadth of his back from shoulder U
shouldor. Particular attention will Us paid
to deformities, marks or scars. All th
measurements will be taken with graduated
rules, caliper compasses and one or two
other trustworthy Instruments. The record
will be kept In a book, which will contain,
printed directions and a formula for the ex
aminer. Tbe police think It a great Innovation.
They say these measurement will bo found
perfectly trustworthy, a a roan's figure and
general profile rarely chauges after maturity,
Tho innovation 1 the projwrty of M. PertH
lou, and was tint Introduced at th Prison
congress in Rome two year ago. New York
Mall and Express.