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2hf Juniata rtttinrl.
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' fcStlsAl EttltT WxDSISDAT MoKIs6,
Bridge 5treet,.oppoete the Odd fellows' Hall,
.ail.! MlFFLINl'OWX, PAi i.in't'
Tnt Jnlti 9xtil ii published every
wJneslay morning at yj.ov a year, in ad
vance ; or $2,00 in all cases if not paid
promptly in advance. No aubscriptioae dis
continued uatil all arrearages are paid, unless
at the option of the publisher. .
T OUIS K. ATKINSON,' '
, ; - MirrLINTOWH, PA. ; ,.r
trCoIl(cting and Conveyancing promptly
attended to.- "' ' ' '
Ofliee nn Bridge street, opposite Ibe Court
ITouse S'juare. ., " .
JH)BI"KT ticMEEX. , ' ' '
. A TTORXE J' A 1 LA W,
I MlFFLINTOwj, PA.l '!
Office eTi Bridge street, in the room Joriucrly
occupied by L'zra P. Pari cr, Esq.
: ' AITCTIOXEEEr 'r7':'
JF. G. LONG, residing in Spruce Hill
township, vfl'ere bin services to the citi
zen' of J u niut couuty aa Auctioneer and
Vendue Cricn : ; f'hai grs moderate. Satis
faction warranted. j:tn23 3m
Q B. LOUDEN,
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Offers his services to the citizens of Juni
ata county as Auctioneer and Yendua Crier.
Charges, from two to tea dullard. Satisfac
tion warranted. nov3, '03
ES '. .0 YES !
'3. H. SUTTER, Ttirrysville, Pa.,
Tenders his services to the citizens of Juni
ata and adjoining eonnties. as Auctioneer.
t'bargas moderate. For satisfaction give the
Dutchman a chance. P. 0. address, Port
llevaL Juniata Co., Pa.
Feb 7, '72-1 y
DR.' V. C. RUXD10,
- August 18. 18a-tf.
THOMAS A. ELDER, M. D.,
Phytician and Surgeon,
OSce Uhm & A M. to 3 P. M. Orfice in
lieil'ord'a btiildiiig. two doors above tbeSe
unti ofice, liridge street. aug 18-tf
, U. OAUVKK.
vEcfflcopaMc Piysiciaa ana Siinscn,
Having locted in the borough of Thompson
town, offers his professional services to the
ehiifns of that plnce and vicinity.
" Outer. In tie room recently occupied by
Tr. ?re. fjnnc VI, '72-tf
IJOM.EOPATIIIC PHYSICIAN & Sl'UGEON
Having permanently located in the bcreugh
te the citizens of this place and surrounding
OtHc'e on Maia street, over Ileidler's Drug
Store. - " aug 18 l?69-tf
..r Dr. R. A. Simpson
Treats all forms of disense, and may be con
sulted as follows: At his office in Liverpool
Pa., every SATURDAY and MONDAY ap
pointments enn be nade for other days.
iriy-Call on or address
DR. K. A. PIMrSOV,
dee 7 Liverpool, Perry Co., Pa.
1 IX rERRYSYILLE. .
DR. J. I. APPLEB AUG II has established
a Drug and Proscription Btore in the
sibove-amnied place, and keeps a general as
DKlGS ASD MED1CISKS,
Also all other articles usually kept in estab
lishments of this kind.
Pare Winefl and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses, Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery, Confec
tions (Grai-clasa), Notions, etc. etc.
fy The Doctor gives advice free
JEST CIGAUS IN TOWN
Two for 6 cents. Also, the Fre-hest Lager,
the Largest Oysters, the Sweetest Cider, the
Finest Domestic Wines, and, in short, any
thing you may wish in the
EATING OR DRISKING LINE,
at the most reasonable prices. He has also
so that it will now compare favorably with
any Hall in Ibe interior of the State.
June 1, 1370-ly '
Rally to the Place where ou can buy
your Wall Paper Cheap.
rnrfE nndersiened takes this method of in-
1 fai-min the nublie that he has just re-
ceived at his residence on i uira isireei., mii
flintowa, a large assortment of
of various styles, which he offers for sale
CHEAPER than can be purchased elsewhere
in the county. All persons in need of the
Above article, and wishing to save money, are
invited to call and examine bis stock and
hear his prices belore going elsewhere.
ne4.Large supply constantly on hand.
COAL, Lumber, Fish, Salt, and all kinds
of Merchandise for sale. Chestnut Oak
Bark, Railroad Ties, all kinds of Grain and
Seeds bought at the highest market prices in
oash or.exohnnged fcr merchandise, coal,
lumber, &o., to auit customers. I am pre
pared to furnish to builders bills of lumber
juet at wanted and oil short notice, ofti'.her
a or yellow piue lumber. .'
x . NOAH HERTZLEPA
Janl , Tort Royal, Juniata Co.. Pa.
INSTANTAKEOUS RELIEF AND SOUND,
REFRESHING SLEEP ,
.- . . . GnnraBteed by nsing my
Instant Relief for the Asthma.
It acts instantly,' relieving the paroxysm
immediately, and enabling the patient to lie
down and eleej. I suffered from this dis
ease twelve years, but suffer no more, and
work and sleep as well as any one. Warran
ted to relieve tn the worst case. Sent by
nail on reeeipt of Ttrice, one dollar per box ;
ask your Druggist for it. - : ' " ' -
: . t CHAS. B. HURST,-" :
Rochester, Bbavbb Co., Pa.
Feb . ; t
AU kinds of Job Work neatly executed-
" B. p. SCHWEIER, , , t.. thb oo8Tirnio T" catoa-ann isnvotciam or taws. . ir . -- 1. : .: . , EDITOR ASP rEOPRjETOR.
vdLUME ixyii;;No. 21
Crystal Palace, . .V. Crystal Palace.
GST t L
; The Cheapest, ;
Stock of Goods
IX. "THE COUXTV, ,
To Offer to the Public
: atthe;-.' ;;.',.'
very lowest pic5:s.
Just Received , from Eastern
Seeing Tliom will Guarantee You
; NEW CRYSTAL PALACE BUILDING,
April 16, 1875. '
NEW DRUG STORE.
BAMS & HAMLIN,
., Main Street. M'JjIuUvkii, 1'u.
' . DEALERS IN
' DKrCS AJ MEDICI5ES, '
Chemicals, . i Dye Stuff,
Oils, ..:. Painis,
Varnishes, ' Glass,
Putty, : Coal Oil,
Lamps, ' . Burners,
Chimneys, ' Brushes,
Infants Brushes, ' Soaps, :'
IJair Brushed, Tooth Brushes,
Terftimery, Combs, -
Hair Oil, ' TobaofO,
Cigars, ; '. ftotwna.
LARGE YARinTr OF
selected with great care; and warranted from
high authority. -
Purest of WINES ASD LIQUORS for Medi
jsjfPKESCRIPTlONS compoundod witb
greaicare, . malC'7i-Iv
goots and h$c.5. '
new boot ,t siioe siior
In Kevin's Kew Builtlinj on
I5RIDGE STREKT, MIFFLINTOWX.
THE undersigucd, late of the firm of Fa
sick k North, would respectfully an
nounce to the public that he has opened a
Boot and Shoe Shop in Mnjor Nevin's New
Building, on Bridge Street, MiSiMown. and
is prepared to manufacture, of the best ma
terial, all kinds of .
BOOTS, SHOES AND GAITERS,
GENTS', LADIES AND CHILDREN.
He also keeps on band a large aud well
selected stock of
of all kinds, for men, women and children.
ALL WORK WAKIlANTen. ,, .
Give me a call, for I feel confident that I
can furnish you with any kind of work you
fegf" Repairing done neatly and at reason
able rates. J. L. NORTH.
, May 81, 1872.. ,
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Now Shop in Kiffliiitown.
rpilE subscriber begs leave to inform the
A. citizens of MiiBintown, Patterson and
vicinity tint he has opened a Hoot and Shoe
Shop, for the present, in the room occupied
by N. K. I.itt efield's Tin Shop, on Bridge
street, MitHintown. where he is prepared to
manufacture all kinds of
LADIES', GENTLEMEN'S .
CHILDREN'S ' 7TEAS,
in the most 'i sobst ant lal manner, ' and at the
lowest prices." B- Repairing promptly at
TERMS CASH." .-!
A liberal share of public patronage is soli
cited, ani satisfaction guaranteed.
. . . , A. iS. FASICJC
,' May 29. I872-tf ... ... .. :. .
Boot and Shoe Shop.
fpHE undersigned, fashionable Boot fl
JL and Shoemaker, hereby respectful-. If
ly informs the public that he has located sM
in the borough of Patterson, where ho is pre
pared to accommodate the most fastidious in
LADIES' , WEAR,
Gents1 Fine and Coarse Boots,
CHILDRESS WEAR, tt fO, d C.
Also, mending dono in the neatest manner
and upon the thortest notice. . A liberal
share of publie patronage is respectfully
solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed.
jgQy Shop located on the east side of Tus
oarera street, one door south : or Main street,
nearly opposite Laird & Bell's store.
. .w . . : J. W. DEAN.
March 8, 1873 "- ' ' ''
PLAIN nd Fancy Job Printing neatly exe
cuted at this Office.
Hobady's Child,' .:
Playing out in the dusty street,
A little sun-browned girl, ,
Witn cheeks like roses, eyes like stars,
' And waving nut-brown curls.' '
Plump bare shoulders and dimpled arms.
Wee, dust-beclouded feet j ,
What is she doing all alone,
' Ont in the crowded street !
: i . . - : ' .
Of what is her mother thinking?
Here she is never safe ;
Ha! there comes loaded Wagon,' "
' Down goes the little waif!
',':,! ; " '.-.
Pick np the poor, crushed body, ,
Bleeding and mangled now ;
See where the horse's steel clad hoof '
Is printed on he brow ! ' -
Struggle one moment the dainty Lands, .
Flutters the feeble breath ;' ' '
No close the drooping violet eyes
We gaze alone on death.
Over the pulseless waxen breait
Lay the white fingers cold,
Here is a sad, sad history,1 ' ' '"
But cne hw often told ! '
. t. ; ; I
Fatherless, motlierlc'S, homeless
Toor little orphaned one '
Thanks to the merciful Father, " '
Her lont-ly life is dono'! n i -
She died, alas ! as she had lived,
' And over her little bier ' J ' "' "
No loving hand pliced e'en a rose, '' "
Or shed a single lear. .
But white-robed forms from Eden's bowers
Looked down and sweetly smiled,
And Jesus, in His tender arms! : ' '
Gathered "Nobody's child." '
3X i soel 1 any .
AX AWFUL REVELATIOX,
Ono of the Host Fearful Crimes on
; . !...,. r-. .Eocori, i.;
Discovery of a Murderer's Den Containing
The Kansas City (Mo ) Time con
tain!) the following account of a dreadful
affair already alluded to in our telfgrapli
ic cu!ut.in3 : . ( . ... ,., , j
What follows . ia its facts mny rea3
like the recital of some horrible dream,
wherein nightmare mirrors upon the dis-
tamp'Tcd braia a coitutlefs tiuuiher of
monstrous and uunattiral things, yet
what is ect down in the uarralive is as
true as the sun.
From the information furnished to us
List night by a gniloiniu just from the
scene of the butchery, a::dfioin dis
patches and accounts already published
we tire ei a'lled to give a tolerable detail
ed account of tho monstrous series of
tr. unlets tip to date. .
'l'lie In-ginning of the end camn about
in this wise : On the Sih of March, Dr.
William II. York, the brother of that
other Y'ork, famous now for his penetra
tion of tho guilty secrets of Pomcroy
and his betrayol in the supreme moment
of the Senatorial crisis of the trusts
confided in his keeping left Fort Scott,
on horseback, for his home in Independ
ence, Kansas. lie did not come home.
His friends watched and waited for him,
his family prayed and prayed for, him,
the t ilk of the town dealt day after day
with hira, expectation at last deepened
into downright earnestness about him,
nntil on the 2Sth of March the Lawrence
Tribune, gave a brief account of the
mysterious disappearence. All at once
thereafter all tho papers in the State
took up the tale, of his journey, of liis
non-arrival, of the feara of foul play,
and of all the little details and circum
stances that might go to show that he
had been murdered.
' The most thorough search known to
Suite skill was at once commenced.
His neighbors turned out en matte. His
brother, Colonel A. M. York, rested neith
er by day nor night in ' his labors, but
followed what seemed to bim a trail with
the tenacity jf an Indian and the devo
tion of a saint. Rivera were dragged,
spots fit for an athtytph were probed foot
by foot, lonesome placet were quested as
a keen bound scents a trail that is cold ,
the route he was supposed to have fol
lowed had scouts npon it from . city to
city, and tracks of his horse even were
attempted to be identified, but all to no
purpose Not a shadow of evidence res
ted anywhere to say that Dr. York bad
been, murdered not a sign anywhere
told how he came to his death, if death
indeed had overtaken him unawares.
He was traced to Cherry vale, but no
further. There the trail was no longer
a trail, but a my lh, a mystery, an enig
ma neither the unwearied patience of
friends nor the sacrificing devotion of a
brother could solve- i
Cherry valeii . a . email town on the
Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston
railroad, and w in Labette county, about
fifty miles from tho south line of. the
State. To the south of Cherry vale some
two miles or less, stands a frame . house,
haying in front a large room, where , the
meals were served, aud in rear a sleeping
JUiNlATA COUNTL PEXxVA.,
room, furnished with two beds and some
scant additional furniture besides,., '; .,
?. William and Thomas Bwlder lived in
this honso with Hheir iwjve. : To the
right of the dwelling house was an out
house' and in the rear i was an. enclosed
garden of possibly two acres, i -nr.
The search seemed to end suddenly: at
Cberryyale.; Suspicion, if ever enter
tained, fell npon t no one; v There were
various surmises,' comjoctures and ex
pressions of opinion t but for the life of
any man he could not sky what had . be
come of Dr. York. .": .. ; '
One day,' early ' i-'V." some men
from Cherry vale rode.over to the Bender'
honse a tavern too, it was, where, en
tertainment - was ' furnished to.' travelers
to inquire concerning I Dr.': York; and
to learn, if possible, soma tidings of his
fate. They learned ' nothing, however.
None of the Benders had teen hira, nor
heard of bin, nor hia mysterious disap
pearance, nor' anything that pertained to
bim. ; Very welL the men said and, they
rode back again as fully informed as before.-
; . : , ... . - ; , ,-
Wm Bender, the eldest of the broth
ers, bad a ; wife . who was a Spiritualist.
The balance of the Benders called her . a
medium. The neighbors,, a . she, devil.
She was forty-two, with iron graybair
ragged at the ends and thiu over her
temples -Her eyes were steel gray ,and
bard. All .the household feared her,
dreaded her, obeyed her, and, as tho se
quel proves, did the devil'e work for her
beyond all the atrocious devil's work
ever done ia Kansas. ;;; : i
Time wcut slowly by, and a mau rid
ing in one day. from the prairie saw no
smoke arising from Bender's chimney.;
The windows were down, the doors were
closed, there was ; no sign of life any
where. These, evidences of emigration
did not even interest him.,. So absolute
was the stupor over the disappearance of
Dr York that an awakening had to de
oend uuon au absolute discovery. ,, This
mau. however, iu riding by a pen to the
left of the house, saw a dead calf iu the
lot, and, Upon, further investigation and
with the practical eyes of a practical
farmer, used to,- guessing . the weight of
live-stock upon the hoof, he kucw that
the calf had died of starvation. . . , L
., Then the. truth came, as an overflow
comes often to a Kansas creek, all of .a . lU0UgU . j been opened. The
sudden and overwhelming. : .Such ; a , wnoie country 'ii aroused. Couriers and
death suggested., flight. '. flight ; meant J teltgrams have been scut in every direc
gttilt, and the nature of the guilt was j t;t w;tj depcriptious of the Benders,
suroly murder. Ho galloped into Cher- an(j ;t ;d not thought possible that they
ryvale aud related what he had seen. , can cf cape-' -With the crowd at the
The town aroused itself. A party was grave wa3 a mau named Biockman who
orguuized instantly nnu set out tor the
Bender mansion.. . Then it was remem
bered that about two weeks before, this
say somewhere near the 2-Uh of April
William Bender had sold to some per
sons - either in or near Cherry vale, a
watch, some clothiug of fine character,
two mules,, and, peihaps, a ehot-guu or
two, and somo pistols, , How did he come
by these t If the dead could speak, the
the question might be readily answered.
The party from Cherryvale arrived at
the house directly upon the Oaage Mis
sion road, having the outhouse iu the
rear aud to the south of it. Iu the rear,
as we have said, was a garden. This, at
first, was not examiued. ' The front room
of the house was next carefully searched,
every crack and crevice being minutely
looked into, and subject to the applica
lion of rods and levers to see if the floor
ing was either hollow or loose. : Nothing
came of it all. No blood spots appeared
The floor ' was solid the walls were
solid. If there were 1 dead men about,
they were not in the front room. Then
came the back room. The beds were
removed. In his flight the elder Bunder
had left, everything untouched. Not
even the doors were locked, though such
had been the reputation of the she-devil
that the premises stood as safe from in
trusion as if protected by a devil in re
ality. , ;, .
; After the beds had been femoved one
of the party noticed a slight depression
in the. floor, which, upon closer exami
nation, revealed a trap door upon hinges.
This was immediately lifted up, and in
the gloom a pit outlined itself, forbidding,
cavernous, unknown. Lights were pro
cured, and some of the men descended.
Tbey: found themselves in 'an abyss
shaped like a well, some six feet deep,
and about five feet in diameter. Here
and there little damp places could be
seen as if the water had -come np from
the bottom or been poured , down from
above. . They groped abont over these
splotches and held np a handful to the
light. The 'ooze smeared itself over
their palms and dribbled through their
fingers. It was blood.
The party, bad provided themselves
with a long sharp rod of iron which they
drove into the ground in every direction
at the bottom of the pit, bnt nothing fur
ther rewarded the search, and they came
away to examine the garden, in the rear
of the house. After boring, or prodding,
as it were, for nearly an hour, the red
was driven down into a .spot, and when
it was withdrawn something that looked
like matter adhered to the point. Shovels
were at once set to work, and ; in a few
moments a corpse was uncovered. It had
been buried upon its face.V The flesh had
dropped away from the legs.' There was
no coffin, no winding sheet, no prepara
tion for the grave, nothing npon the body
but an old shirt, torn iu places and thick
with damp and decay. The 'corpse was
tenderly disinterred, and laid npon its .
back in the full light' of the soft April
sun. ' Oue look of horror into tho ghast
ly face, festering and swollen, and a doz
en voices cried out iu terror : "It is Dr.
York:". ' -
And it was. ' He had been buried in a
shallow hole, with scarcely' two feet of
djrt over hira. " lie had been murdered,
aid how ? ' They examined hira closely.
Upon the back of his bend and to the left
and obliquely from hia right ear, a ' terri
ble blow bad been given with a hammer.
The skull had been driven into the brain.
Strong men' turned away from the sick
ening sight ' with a shudder. Others
wept. Some even bad to leave the gar
den and remain away from the smamblcs
of the bnlcliers. " "' ' '
It seemed as if the win.ls carried the
tidings to Cberryvale. In an hour all
the town was at the scene of the discov
ery. A coffin was procured for Dr.
York's ' hody, and his brother, ' utterly
overwhelmed, sat by the ghastly remains
as one upon whom tbc band of death had
been lead, lie could not be comforted
But the hnrible work was not yet com
pleted. The iron rod was again put in
requisition, nntil bis more graves were
discovered, five of which contained each
a corpse, and the sixth, containing two,
an old man and a little girl. : Some were
in the last stages of decomposition, and
others, not so far gone, might have- been
identified if any among ' the crowd had
Icnown them in life.' ' ' ' '
The scene was horrible beyond de
scription. The daylight fled from the
prairies, but the search went on ' with
unabated vigor., A. fascination impossi
ble to define, held the spectators to the
spot. .The spirit of murder was there,
and it kept them in spite of the night
aud the horror of the surroundings. The
,-. .. . , ,
crowd increased instead of diminishing.
Coffins wcro provided for all, and again
was the search 'renewed. It was past
midnight when our informant left, but
three more graven had been discovered.
each supposed to . contain a corps, nl-
waa supposed to know something about
the murders. Furious men laid hold
upon him at once and strung him np to a
beam in the house. His contortions
were fearful. His eyes started from
their sockets, aud a lived hue came to
bis face that was appalling- Death was
within reach of hira when he was cut
down. "Confess I Confess !". they yell
cd, but he said nothing Again he was
jerked from bis feet, and again was the
strong body convulsed, with the death
throes.. Again resuscitated, . he once
more refused to open his mouth. He did
not appear to ; understand what was
wanted of him. The yelling crowd, the
mutilated and butchered dead, the flick
ering and swirling torches sputtering in
the night wind, the stern, set, faces of
his executioners, all. ail passed before
lion am a fl t-nnd fill rilinntnf.mn(rnri!i wlii!i I
- r - a
dazed him and struck hira speechless.
For the third time they swung him up,
and then his heart could not be felt to
beat nud there was no pulse at his wrists,
"He is dead,", they said. But he was
not dead. The uight air revived hira at
last, and he was permitted to stagger
away in the darkness as cue who was
drunken or deranged.
Six butchered ' human beings were
brought forth, from their bloody graves,
and three others are yet to be uncovered.
It is thought that more graves will yet
be discovered. - The pit nnder the trap
door was made to receive the body when
first struck down by the murderer's ham
mer. All the skulls were crushed in and
all at nearly tbe same place. One of
the corpses was so horribly mutilated as
to make the sex even a matter of doubt.
The little girl was probably eight years
of age, and had long,' sunny hair, and
some traces of beauty on a countenance
that was not entirely disfigured by decay.
Nothing - like this ' Bickening series of
crimes has ever' been recorded in the
whole history of the country. '
People for hundred of miles are flock
ing into Cherryvale, and enormous .re
wards are to be pffered for the arrest, of
the murderers.' ' it' is supposed th.it they
have been following their horrible work
for years. Plunder is the accepted cause.'
Dr. York, it is said, had a large snm of
money on his person, and that he stop
ped at the house either to feed his horse
or get a drink of water. While halting
for either he was dealt the blow, which
killed him in an instant. Every one
who knew him liked him. None of the which was soon tbe her burrial place,
other corpses have been identified. "We .The few trinkets which she posses
have dispatched a special reporter to the sed, for she was , evidently a woman in
j scene who will send us other and .fuller
1 particulars of the diabolical butchery.
WHOLE NUMBER I5G7.
. LATEST MIDNIGHT. ...
.;. The following special dispatch, rcciev-
ed at midnight, gives some further horri
ble paiticulars i . ;
-"Cueuryvals, Kan., May 8 11:C0
p. M. beven mere bodies , have been
taken up, besides that of Dr. York, with
three graves, yet untouched. Six of
these have been .identified. II. Long-
chos and child, eighteen months old, was
ideutilied by his ; father-in law. Tbe
body of W. F. M'Carthy has also been
identified.. Hewas born in 1S43, and
served during the war in company D.
123-J Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Some
men from Howard county identified the
body of D. Brown. He had a silver
ritts on the little finger of his left hand,
with' the iuitials of his name engraved
thereon. ' The body of John Geary was
identified by his wife from Howard coun
ty, whose terrible grief over tbe mutila
ted remains of her husband was heart
rending. All had been killed by blows
on the back of the head with a hammer
"The throat3 of all had been cut ex
cept that of the little girl. The whole
ground will be dug up to fiui more
graves. The excitement is increasing
hourly. Some suspected parties will be
arrested to-night. I will return to the
scene of tbe murder to morrow, and will
scud a full account of everything new
that is developed. The whole country
ia aroused, and the good name of the
State is enlisted iu the determination to
secure the murderers if they have to be
followed to the ends of the earth. The
scene at the grave surpasses everything
in horror that could be possibly imagiu
A Suttea in Csylon.' '
We passed near the edge of tbejnngle
where a rise in the ground gave us an
opportunity of observing the spectacle.
It was such a one as we had never seen,
yet far too common in this benighted laud
, A young woman a widow was about
to perforin a suttee, that is burn herself
alive upon the pyre which covered the
ashes of her husband. : The widow was
a young and comely woman, rather stout
but finely shaped, and not much darker
than a woman of the south of France.
She had a babe in her arms when we
first saw her, upon which she gazed
with a strange coldness, as if Ler
thoughts were so settled elsewhere that
the had no concern for anything earthly,
not even for her own offspring. We
could not held pitying this poor woman,
whein a diabolical superstition was' thus
untimely consigning to an awful death,
nor could we avoid a pang of iudigna
tion against those who were author's of
her fate, for it was evident that she was
a mere martyr in the hands of fat, lazy
wretches called brahmins, who officiated
as priests an d took a leading part iu the
While the pile was being prepared,
my attention was mainly directed npon
the victim who stood not far from me,
her features lighted np by the glare of i
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the spectators, to which was added
the luster of the moon, now fully risen !
anil shining between the attenuated tow-
ers of a pagoda iu the majestic beauty
of a tropic night. I was struck with
the calmness of this woman's expression.
Her features, in spite of the fearful pre
parations around her, maintained a look
I j()(.ty cnnip0snre' Bne gaze(i about her
with an air of iudifierance, as if she bad
steeled bet heart against every feeling,
aud since she had nothing more to hope
in this world, had become equally insen
sible tj its pleasures aud its afflictions.
She looked iudecd. as cne might look
in her position, when impervious to tuer.
tor men Li of the flesh, like one who, lo
sing his hoi upon this life, sees the gates
of the future ready to receive bun
In spite of the energy mauitested by
the brahmins, her cxcciitionors, it was
some time before everything was iu rcaui
ness, but as the fatal moment approach
ed I saw that the fortitude of the devo
tee was beginning to waver, she clasped
her hands convulsively, aud a strange,
hollow, cry, like the suppressed howl of
a jackal, escaped her,' while her eyes
watched everything about her with a
lynx like attention. :
'At the sound of the cry that she emit
ted a lusty brahmin who stood near her
untied a small calabash which swung to
his girdle, and, handing it to her, bade
her drink. She- obeyed mechanically,
when in a few minutes the potion begau
to show its effects she fell into a stupor,
and L learned atterwail that it was a i
narcotic drag which she had swellowed.
and which these people nee on occasions
of this sort to confirm the fortitude of
the miserable victims who are doomed
by their superstition to a premature
death, and that too the most horrible
Her actions now were simply mechan
icle, yet reason was not quite dead, this
her dart eyes too trnly proved as they
wandered restlessly abont, and glanced
. with a nervous expression on' the' pile
j, humble circumstances, were now divid-
1 ed among her friends, this done sue took
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a last look at,b?r babe, khfsetl it with a
passionate fontJuT and -sobbed as if
her very soul would part from its tene
ment aa she returned to the attendant.
Inever saw - anything more aJecrir.!:,
nor was there a man among us, rough
and recklelsa thongh'he were, who !dV
not feel a tear steal down.
The catastrophy approached. A tom
tom s ounded, and a clang of gongs an
nounced that the horrid ' rite was abont
to commence. A brahmin then advan
ced, and in' a tone' of authority, com
manded all eave the devotee and ofEci
ating priest to retire. The crowd obey
ed, leaving a space aronnd the pilo with
in which the ennftypy victim stood, sur
rounded by her sanctified executioners.
Nature now rose above the powers of
superstition and the effects of the opiate.
Tbe unfortunate women shrieked, anl
throwing hereelf on her knees," begged
for mercy. But her appeals were ia
vain. Tbe remorseltsi executioners
heard them with apathy, and steadily
with the ceremony. A brahmin appro
ached her with an air of calm but deter
mined authority, and raised her from
her recumbent position- Several priest?"
hnrried to assist hiir., and, despite her'
struggles, these cruel wretches dragged
h er to the pile and bouud her securely
npon it, placing ':cr husband's 1 head in'
All was now ready:. The fagots had'
been thickly gmeared with ghee, a sort
of butter made from the milk of the
buflalOjSO as to cause them to ignite
faster, and thus put a speedier termina
tion to the poor suttee- Her voice at
thi9 moment was raised, but was speedi
ly drowned in the roll" of 'tomtoms, the
screams of pipe?, ' th- clang of gongs,
and the shouts of the multitude, all to
gather produced snch a diu that it seem
ed as if the pit had let loose'a'legiou of
devils. A Brahmin now advanced and fired
the straw which had been Btiewn under
neath the wood, the flames ascended
with lightuing like rapidity, and curling
upward, wrapped the lovely Hindoo in
heir fiery coil.
As the flames rose, her cries were ter
rible, she tried to leap from the pile, but
the Brahmins" with long bamboos, held
her down, by decrees the cries crew
fainter, and at length censed entirely.
The pila. however, continued to burn
for several hours, but, long before the
fl tines were out nothing was left of the
fair devotee but a heap of cinders
" How much to publish this death V
asked a customer of a newspaper oSce
in New York.
. "Four shilling.'
"Why I paid but two shillings the last
time I published one."
"That was a common death ; but this
is sincerely regretted."
"I'll tell you what," said the appli
cant, "your execntors will not be put to
TlIE Minnesota girl who loaned his
!se teeth to his giil to crack hiekory
i fake teeth to his giil to crack hiekorr
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nuts with, was a cousin to the man who
unscrewed his old-fashioned wooden peg
of a leg and handed it to his intended to
stir the fire before which they were
OsE of the corpses picked tip at the
Atlantic wreck had on a n;-. iff id rest.
land in every diamond of the qnilting
there was a sovereign, there being in all
about eighty, equal to four hundred dol
lars. A boy of the period nstonishvd his
mother by saying, " I wi.-h father would
get another wife." "Wty, my son'
"Because." replied the-younzstcr, " am
tired of peeing yon round.
There is a bt lle in Washington who
can converse in live difiWsut languages.
If with her learning' she knew how to
keep hotwr, rW eouIJ command her
weight in gold. :
A e.KTLt-:N.s who had been arguing
with an ignoramus nntil his patience was
exhausted, said he didu't wish him dead,
but he would be gl.id to see him know
A co.TEMi'BABV speak ef a fash
ionable tailor as bing ' one of the old
war horee3 of the lra.de." A heavy
charger, we suppose.
A Toledo man reckons that the re
cent increase in the price of woolen rags
has added three per cent, to the vnhia
tion of his family.
An old conductor says he is vjuge
of female beauty, but ltitnn always ly
j when ladies are ''passing rare." ' .
Yesv few horses tat corned beef, bnt
we saw ione standing the other day before
a store with a bit in his mouth.
' Most of the shadows that cross our
path through life are caused by standing
in our own light.
Crafty men condemn studies, simple
men admire them, but wise men use
Motto for tea merchants Honest tea
ia the best policy. -
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