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THIS SCIiJLNTOlf TltmUHlS SATUIC1JAY' MOKiONGrV AUGUST 18,' 1894.
Women la-All Ages Hive Been Noted for
Their Passion or Flay.
ANCIENT AND MODERN HANKERS
Lovely Woman Was Less Discreet in
Former Davs. but the Spirit of
Speculation Is Still Strong Among
Eve's Daughters Noble Cheats,
and Celebrated Beauties Who
Thought Nothing of Favoring the
Fickle Goddess with Their Devo
tions. for the Saturday Tribune,
Gambling by women nt tho horso races
is tho more malum form In which the
gambling Instinct of tho sex finds expres
sion. Every now and then a llttlo whill
of scandul nt ginning and of piny for hifth
stakes In hlfrli llfo is blown to us ncross
tho ocenn. In theso cases tho women are
as much concerned as tho men. Indeed
tho love of play Is as strong In women as
In men. It was only tho other day that a
woman who had lust heavily at tho races
tried to commit sulcldo by jumping Into
In Monto Carlo tho femiulno clients fro-
quont tho Casino with an avidity quite
equal to that of tho men and linger at
this spot of fascination till they lose sums
that astonish even tho millionaire from
tho west. Hero may bo seen In most dem
ocratic relation urlstocratio old dowagers
from Kngland answering to tho descrip
tion of Thackeray's Lady Kewj German
countesses, French marquises, Kusslan
princesses, Italian ladies of quality anil
gayly dressed women that ono sees on tho
boulevards of Purls, each eagerly staking
gold on tho red or black, anxiously watch
ing tho croupier, and sometimes appropri
ating in their Toraclous excitement an
other player's chips.
Besides tho women pamblers in tills
country nnd in England there aro profes
sional women bookmakers nnd poolroom
keepers. Their customers nro exclusively
women. In society there are scores of
women who play poker for money, and
many other women who would liko to play,
but lack tho courage Another favorite
form of gambling by women is stock spec
ulation. Tho most noted woman gambler among
tho royal set id ex-Queen Isabella of Spain,
Who has often lost and won large sums.
History proves that she is not Uio only
notable personage who has taken pleasure
in this pursuit. In ancient lireeco and
Homo tho dieo were in great favor, and
tho Italians of the middle nges were great
MME. DE MONTESPAN.
pamblers. In Kngland and Franco it was
not until tho sixteenth century that tho
gambling mania attacked tho women with
any severity. Henry IV would play with
any ono ho happened to moct with, nnd as
tho king and his courtiers played every
day tho Indies, whom ho could never bear
out of bis fight, took part in these games
likewise, and the queen herself, during
her various Illnesses, used to Invito tiio
Marshal do Bassompierro into her apart
ments to play at hazard for money to pass
away tho tedious hours of convalescence.
Mario do Medici was an encourager of
gaming, and during her regency aftor tho
death of Henry IV tho rago for gambling
becamo more violent, and ladles of high
rank wero not ashamed to open gambling
houses, and even to cheat when they could
not win otherwise. Ono French countess
was discovered by a friend cheating her
tradesmen and women whom sho had In
vited to play with her. Sho replied, on be
ing questioned, ''Why, I only cheat them
of what they aro always cheating mo."
In tho first years of Louis XIV wives
robl)ed their husbands and daughters plun
dered the pockets of their parents to grati
fy tho propensity tothogamoof ''hoea,"
and when many families wero ruined by
this means tho king forbado tho gamo In
Paris on pain of death. It was allowed at
Versailles, howovor, and ono morning tho
queen lost 20,000 crowns.
Tho frenzied play of Mmo. do Monto
span has bccouio proverbial in Franco as
k'La jeu do la Montcspan." At basset
eho waa known to risk 1,000,000 francs
($200,000) on ono hand alono. When no
ono dared to cover hor high stakes, sho
grumbled, and tho king shared her annoy
ance. Ono Christmas ovening sho lost
700,000 crowns, and on three cards won
back 150,000 pistoles ($300,000). Ononlglit
three months later she lost 400,000 pistoles
($800,000), and then luckily won them
Louis was cooling in his affections for
her about this tlmo and abolished basset,
tho favorito game of tho famous Monte
span, but sho found other wnys of deplet
ing his purse, and her high play continued
until 1GH3, when sho lost sums amounting
to more than $1,000,000 at "horn."
Louis XV indulged his favorites as his
predecessor hud done. In tho next rolgn
female gamblers, though perhaps not more
extravagant than before, yet caused moro
Scandal. Faro was played In tho queen's
apartmonts at very high stakes. Both sho
and tho Comto d'ArtoU lost enormous
sums, nnd many of tho courtiers wero en
tirely ruined. At last no one would play
at court for fear of being ruined, and to
find partners and opponents tho queen was
Boon led to admit tho worst society.
In England things had been nearly ns
bad. Elizabeth was no gambler, but
When tho Htuarts ascended the thronoplay
ran high. Henrietta Maria, tho wlfo of
Charles I, inherited tho gambling tastes
Df hor father.
In 1797 Lady Buckinghamshire, a very
notorious gambler, got into trouble with
tho city authorities, being 'convicted with
Lady Luttorell and Mrs. Kturt at tho
police court and fined Kt0 for playing nt
faro. Henry Marttndalo was also lined
(S800 for keeping tho faro tablo at Lady
Buckinghamshire's, and the samo lady
lept with a blunderbuss and a pair of pis
tols at hor side overy night in order to pro
ject hor faro bank. Enough has been said
k show that when a woman onco acquires
I fondness for gaming it soon amounts to
Never Hoard of Delaware.
Chief of Police William J. Blackburn, of
Wilmington, rjuL) relates an incident of a
Visit to Detroit dnring the Grand Army
tncampnieat. He .ran over ts a Canadian.
1 ", Tr-ia-vv
town "6110,000 inuabVants. "I walked Into
the police headquarters there," he says,
"presented my card to the chief and waited
for a greeting in return. The chief looked
at the card, examined It on both sides and
said, 'Delaware, elf I nodded in the af
firmative 'That's a now state, ain't itf
he asked innocently. 'No,' I said, 'Dela
ware was the first state to sign the consti
tution.' 'Is that sot' he returned a?ain;
'wenover heard of it out here.' " Pkilae
" ANTI-CAT CONTRIVANCES"
Inventions Designed to Discourage Noctur
nal Feline Convent Ions on liuck Fences.
Ono of tho greatest trials of city llfo,
particularly in hot weather, 13 tho nightly
conventions of musical cats on backjard
fences, and sundry Invontivo geniuses
have displayed no llttlo ingenuity in do
vising schemes to abate tho nuisance. One
contrivance which has been erected on a
back fence consists of a system of revolv
ing paddles, which, turning in tho wind,
offer absolutely no foothold to tho cat's
paws. Kach wheel, or paddlo, is two feet
long nnd has three flukes. As soon as a
cat steps on ono arm or fluke it recedes
from under him, and tho next ono coming
around strikes a blow which deposits him
on tho outslilo of tho fence.
Another man has a system of rollers,
such as aro used in window ourtains. Tho
principle is much tho samo as in tho fore-
. . Mm
CONCATENATION OF AXTI-CAT CONTRIVANCES
going, offering no resistance to tho cat's
feet In mounting the fence. Tho trouble
with this, however, is that the moro know
ing cats learn that by mounting at the
point whore the roller ends touch each oth
er a footing may lm found between tho
uprights in which the rollers rovolvo.
An electrician has nflixcd to the fence top
two long strips of copper. Between them
ho lias placed a long strip of wood in such
a manner that tho cat will bo forced to
tread on both strips of metal. To these is
attached an electric battery. Then tho
electrician waits at his window and it is
said ho is losing sleep through his dia
bolical machine until theeats mount the
fence At the proper moment ho presses
tho button. It is then hard to tell which
makes the most noise tho laughter of the
man or the howling of the cuts.
Various kinds of cat teasers aro manu
factured In a regttlor way. Ono style,
which is mado of tin, Is designed to bo
laid on tho fence top. It has iiuiubcrle?s
rows of sharp points sticking from it, nnd
they offer a sharp barrier to felino foot
steps. Another and moro old fashioned
devico is to place a row of sharp spikes
along tho fence top.
HEROISM IN WHALES.
Kumei'ou Iubtunccs Where Whales llavo
Died For Love.
Ileroio affection is about tho last qual
ity tho average landlublier would look foi
in n whale, and yet Captain SScorcshy has
witnessed numbers of Incidents where It
was conspicuously displayed. Ho relates
how ono of his harpooners, having struck
a young whale In order to secure the moth
er, saw her instantly rise, wrap her flip
pers round hor young one and descend,
dragging about 000 feet of lino out of tha
boat, with marvelous l'orco and velocity.
Again sho roso to tho surface, darted furi
ously to nnd fro, frequently stopped short
or suddenly changed her iliivolion, giving
every possible intimation of agony. Tho
boats continued to puriio hor closely for
a length of time, while she, poor creature,
seemed utterly regardless of tho dangers
which surroundi d her. At last one of tho
boats approached so near that a harpoon
was thrown ut her, then a second har
poon, and a third. Hull she did not at
tempt to escape, hut allowed the other
boats to approach, so that moro harpoons
wero attached, till In tho courso of an
3 -v"' ,'Y K-" ' T-A-r- 3
WITH A 1II.0W OF ITS TAIL.
hour tho poor animal was killed. Though
tliero was something painful in tho delib
erate destruction of a creaturo evincing
such heroic affection for her offspring, yet
this feeling of compassion quickly gavo
way to tho object of the ndventuro, tho
valuo of tho prize and tho exciting joy of
Tho fidelity of tho inalo and femalo
wlialo to eacli other exceeds that of most
animals. Anderson, in his 'History of
Greenland," mentions that some iUher
men having struck ono of two whales, a
male and female that wore in company to
gether, tho wounded creature made a long
and terrible resistance. With n single
blow of its tall it upset a Imat containing
throo men, by which they all went to the
bottom. When another hoatcatne up, tho
other whalo still remained by its compan
ion nnd lent every assistance, till at last
tho wounded victim sank under tho num
ber and severity of Its wounds, whilo its
faithful partner, unahlo to survive its
loss, stretched herself upon tho dead body
of hor mate and calmly shared its fate.
now a Ilfid Gets I.lj;lit.
The baya bird of India spends his nights
catching fireflies, with which ho plasters
his nest. The baya does not kill the ily,
but simply attaches It to his nest by means
of a piece of moist clay. On a dark night
a baya's uest has the appearance of an elec
tric street lamp, St. Houls Republic.
Who He Lllicil Heat.
The other day a conversation took place
between two llttlo children, a girl of sovon
and a boy of five. Girl (wishing to show
hor superior knowledge Which do you
liko best, Queen Victoria or Washington?
Boy (simply) I i0Ve mamma. Cor.
r M t ir iTs:3tt:.
It Concerns BuranJa, the Celebrated Sevll
Han Matador, and Maid Hacbado.
m RESULT JFA BOLL FIGHT
The Fickle Maiden Clings to the
Matador in Adversity, and Defeat in
the Arena Emphasizes Victory In
Love An Elopement to the New
World Which Partakes of Many of
the Characteristics; of a Yellow
for the Saturday Tribune.
Burnudu, tho matador! Mako your pro
foundest salaam, Shade your eyes, for ho
comes as gaudily dressed as tho gold
pheasant of tho Himalayas. Ho carries a
long, two edged sword, the blade of which,
with a salute, ho will bury to its hilt be
tween tho shoulders of tho charging bovino
and retire, wiping tho toy fastidiously
with silken stuffs from China. A proud,
imperious cock, this matador, Huranda.
Tho mayor has toasted his bravery, and ho
rmnembcrs tho fact.
.Such had been the glories of his career
that ho might have retired from tho ring
financially secure for life and with laurels
to sell. Hut nol There was one, n dusky
creaturo with cheeks like tho sunny side
of a nectarine, with flro In her eyes bullded
for bufulng tho soul of tho vaunted Hu
randa or any other matador in Spain.
Sho was tho daughter of Maehado, who,
with a musty family tree, sworo by a Cns
tilian descent that his tender slip, his
"alma mm," should never devoto herself
to a bullfighter.
Hut tho littlo Maehado, who, sineo hci
babyhood, had toddled, crept, walked and
glided to Ik perfect bud of a woman with
out tho earo of a mother, had different
views of the swart Huranda not that she
loved him, but that sho was designed foi
him. So ran tho logio of her dissenting
brain, and, moreover.slio should eventually
bo with him at any cost.
Now for the .amphitheater. Ah, there
they cornel Tho chulillos, with their red
cloaks thrown lightly over their arms,
trlppinggaylyas girls around a May pole.
Another wave of applause spreads over tho
sea of faces and dashes down tho high
board wall of tho ring. Tho picadors rldu
in. They canter up to tho box of his may
orship nnd havo their spears adjusted.
Another door is opened, and a huge black
bull, whoso sleek hide shinus liko polished
cl'Oliy, makes his debut at the stall en
trance to tho arena.
Before tho chulillos can uttraot his at
tention his head is thrown down, nnd he
charges madly at tho mount nearest him.
"Cravol" shout tho crowd, for his horns
tiro buried liko galiera In tho animal's
breast, and nn instant later horso nnd
rider, In pplte of repeated spearing, go over
tho bull's back and roll in tho dust, the
former nover to riso again, and tho lattci
to roll over and over unnuruinl. Uefuro
tho bull can charge upon the fallen man,
ho sees another enemy a hurst and
makes for him. Coralla! Ho repeats the
dose elegantly ! T ho crowd grows furious.
Not a bandarilhMslth its barbed point has
as yd been sunk In this bull's neck. An
other, still another, and not until eight
horses aro mangled to death In the dust does
our A ndalusiau stop for breath. Tho crowd
is rising to a man with waving hands,
Into tho middle of tho pit goes tho bull,
nnd, with his head high as well as his tail,
stands at bay surveying tho Held with tho
defiance of a gladiator.
Tho gaudy Huranda has stopped out of
his retreat and is making his regular per
functory speech to the mayor. It has been
answered by his excellency, and tho hero
of 100 bull lights faces ills foe. Tho bnn
darillo torture lias for onco been disposed
of. Lifting his sword lightly from its
shenth ho advances toward tho bull, slink
ing a crimson cloth In his left hand. Tho
paunUtt lias boon thrown down. An In
stant of thrilling suspense, and tho bull
lias taken it up. With a bellow his horns
aro lowered, and he comes liko nil ava
lanche at his combatant.
On comes tho bull, but tho matador
Etejis quickly to ono sido and drives his
Weapon ut tho vital spot between his shoul-;
dors. For some reason tho face of tho lit
tle Maehado is hot with anger and shame.
Her hands clutch madly, and her blood red
lips aro convulsively drawn, w hat can
havo happened? Tho great mass of people
nro hissing. They are pouring down scorn
upon tho head of Hurandal Not until
tills minute did she lovo him, and sho re
sents tho Insults.
"Vivo lo torol" shout tho people. They
nro surging about in amalestrom of excite
ment. "Vivo lo torol" shout they long
live tho bull!
The stab had boon 111 starred nnd nei
ther combatant was hurt. Huranda with
draws. Tho demand has been acceded to,
and a bovleade of tamo oxen u.lk in and
persuade the triump..aut bull to go back
to his stall. Iiuramla, a wiser man, walks
gloomily away. No sooner lias ho gained
hlsierraeo than a slight form is near him.
They sit in tho dusk among the magnolias
nnd plight their troth. Sho agrees to meet
him in Cuba.
Ho i. topped for a season in Havana and
was disappointed. Tho littlo Maehado
does not come. Despondently he sailed for
Vera Cruz ajid immediately went into the
Two years after a circus visited that
city. Huranda stood boforo a cage of lions,
with ono hand on his heart and ono on
his dirk, llo trembled and staggered like
a drunken man. Hooking into tho cngo
you might soj a pretty, little, dark skinned
linn tamer a woman. Ahl "Cnrnmbal"
it is the Muchud)l They were married and
lived liko doves In tlm old Mexican city
until they quarreled. With her llttlo girl
tho wife left tho Vera Cms matador and
went to Now York, w hero sho taught muslo
for a livelihood.
Tho daughter married after her moth
er's death and now lives in Cincinnati,
according to Tho Enquirer of thnt city.
Burauda Is still living in Vera Crus and
is still in tho arena.
Slmplo Cure for Ring-worms.
For the removal of ringworms there is a
remedy that is infallible. It is the milk
from the stem of a fresh fig. The milk of
a lettuce stalk la also said to lie good for
roughnesses uud discoloration of the skin,
The simplest old fashioned remedies are
very often the best for a variety of toilet
purpwes, and though not invariably in
fallible by any means, should always be
tried, at least, by a prudent woman bafore
having recourse to patented remedies of
various sorts, which may be very injurious.
Herald of Health.
First Boy See hcrel Didn't I sea you
runulug down street yesterday with Bill
Bounce after you, wantia to lick youf
Second Boy Y-t-s.
"What did you run for?"
"I I was ou!y running so as to get him
away from home, so his mother couldn't
see him flghtln, but by tho time he was
out of sight of his houso we got in sight of
our house; and then, as my mother would
see me if I stopped to hit him I went in, so
as to be out o' temptation." Good News.
"Chollisfell down in the street yesterday
with a bundle in his hand and was fairly
"Soaked? Why, yesterday was a beauti
ful day. There wasn't anything to soak
"Oh, yes there was. His bundle con
tained a globe full of goldfish." New
THE AUTOMATIC GALLOWS.
Banging Mado Easyj or, Every Man III)
Tho now automatic gallows which has
been adopted In Connecticut in pursuance
of an act of tho last general ussembly Is
considered nn improvement in some !
speets on that of Colorado, liy referenco
to tho accompanying cut tho working of
tho machine can bo easily understood.
Through tho doorway can bo seen the
steel cage (O) In which tho condemned rnnn
passes his last days. A is tho platform
under tho nooso. It Is raised an eighth
THE AUTOMATIC IIANOINO MACHINE.
Df nn inch above tho level of tho floor,
hardly enough to bo noticeable by the man
as ho steps upon It. Immediately three
deputies will pinion the man's legs, place
tho cap overhis head nnd ud just tho nooso.
Tho warden occupies a position directly
in front of tho condemned man. In this
position he has a clear view of the prisoner,
and also of a dial over tho door through
Which the man must pass.
Instantly tho platform settles a lever is
worked which releases un adjustable slid
ing valvo at tho bottom of a cylinder (C),
containing 60 pounds of shot. Liko the
sand In nn hourglass, tho shot runs out of
tho opening. This allows a plunger (11) to
drop slowly Into tho cylinder. As tills
falls it pulls a cord (K), attached to which
is a compound levar (F), and also works
tho dial, giving warning as to tho prog
ress of tho machine This mechanism can
beset for any time desired. As tho cord
tightens and is pulled downward by tho
plunger it slowly opens tho compound
lever, which at a certain angle, perfectly
ail justed, pulbi n bolt, and tho great dead
Weight (D) Is released.
As the big weight falls down tho grooved
track to the ground under tho building
tho hempen rope, running over pulleys on
a cross beam (F), will quickly jerk tho
condemned man seven feet into tho air. On
tho drop tliero will bo a rebound, and tho
man will bo suspended with his feet about
two feet from the floor.
Tho mechanism Is Inclosed by a parti
turn along tho entire side, so that nothing
can bo seen by tho condemned man exoept
tho noose. Tho maehlno works noiseless.
ly, and tho weight falls upon soft dirt.
WILL IT BE HEAVEN WITHOUT THEM
A Jersey Treacher Thinks Women Will lit
Blmt Out of l'arnillxo.
Itov. It. A. Motley of Jeiwy City seems
to entertain a rather selfish view of tiio
hereafter. IIu bus decided that no women
need apply nt tho gain of St. Peter and
quotes tho following verses from Mark xii
in Hiipport of bin conchislmiH:
'Now tliero wero seven brethren, and
tho flint took a wife, nnd, dying, left no
seed. And tho second took her and died,
neither left ho any seed, and tho third
likewise. And tho seven hud her and
left no heed. I.unt of all tho woman died
"In tho resurrection therefore when
they shall rise, whoso wife shall sho bo of
them, for tho seven had her to wife? And
Jesus answering said unto them: Do yo
not therefore err, beeauso yo know not the
Scriptures, neither the power of God? l'or
Kiev. It. A. MOTI.KY.
when they nhall riso from tho dead they
neither marry nor aro given in mania;;o,
but are as tho impels which nro in
Mr. Motley rea'ons from this that wom
en have 110 place in tho kingdom which la
ahead of us If wo load the proper life.
To further strengthen this passage ot
tho ''seven brethren," he wants to know if
any one can point out to him anywhere in
tho llllilo whero an angel is represented as
a femalo. There aro but few passages in
which angels' names aro mentioned, and
in every easo it is that of a mule. Tho
angel tiabrlol, Michael, in Revelation,
and the augels who came to seo Lot at
Sodom aro all masculine.
Tho reverend gentleman sums tho mat
ter up as follows: "Man was mado for tho
glorification of God, and woman for that
of man. As there aro no marriages in
heaven, there Is no need for women. "
Treason to Lance an Abscess.
It is still high treason to touch tho
saorcd person of tho Korean king with any
Instrument of iron or steel, though ono of
LI Hold's predecessors cnino to his death
simply bocauso no ono darod to lnnco an
abscess from which ho was suffering.
Whou a Chinaman wants to be rovonged
on on enemy, ho goes and hangs mself
on tho door of tho enemy's houso, ullev
ing it will bring him bad luck.
II LAW'S NAME
Some or tho Atrocities of tha Chinese System
Here Is a View of the Chinese Charac
ter Which Indicates That the Sub
jects of the Son of Heaven Cannot
So Easily Be Disposed of by Their
Japanese Adversaries A Revolting
Scene at Canton Pictures In a
Thrilling Manner by a White-Faced
For the Saturday Tribune.
I nra Inclined to think that nobody can
claim to havo nn adoquato and accurato
appreciation of Clilneso character who has
not witnessed a Chinese execution, writes
a Canton correspondent. This Is not difli
cult to do at Canton, for tho river swarms
with pirates, and when theso gentry nro
caught they generally get a short shrift.
A few Hoggings to begin with, then sev
eral months in prison, and it is not neces
sary to explain what a Chinese prison is,
with llttlo to cat and a still courso of tor
ture, and then ono flno morning a "short,
sharp shock" at the execution ground.
Tho execution is fixed for 4:;i(), so at 4
tho guide comes for us at Shameen, tho
foreign quarter of Canton, and our chairs
carry us rapidly through tho noisy alleys
of the native city. The execution ground
is a ban! space, f0 yards long by a dozen
wide, between two houses, whoso blank
walls hem it in on tlireo sides. There is
no platform, no roped off space, nothing
but this bare bit of dirty ground, so crowd
ed with Clilneso that wo aro forced into
tho middle, not more than four feet from
whatever is to take place It is no uso to
try to got fart her off hero wo are, and hero
we must stop.
Suddenly tho gates nro thrown open,
nnd, welcomed by a howl of delight from
llin rrou-rl. n Klrimm mul irli.'wt Iv nrooofi-
slon conies tumbling. First a few ragrt
muffin soldiers, making a lino pretense of
clearing tiie way. Then a fllo of coolies
carrying tho victims in small, shallow
baskets slung to bamboo poles, As soon
as eueli pair reaches tho mlddlo of tho space
DUIXGINT. IN" TIIE VICTIMS,
tlioy stoop nnd pitch their living burden
out and rim off. Tho prisoners are chained
bund and foot and are perfectly helpless,
Tho executioner stands by and points out
whero each load is to bo dumped. Ho is
dressed exactly liko any other cooly pres
ent, without any badge of ofllno whatever.
Onu after another tho condemned men
arrive and aro slant; out. Will tho pro
cession never end? How many can tliero
be? This is more than wo bargained for.
At last over the heads of the crowds wo
see tho lints of two petty mandarins, nnd
behind them the gates aro shut. Tho t.tlo
of men is 16, and the executioner has ar
ranged them in two rows about two
yards apart and all faclnir. ono way. They
seem perfectly callous. They exchange
remarks, some of them evidently chaff,
wilh the spectators, and ono man was car
ried in slugin;; and kept up his strain ut
most to t ho last.
The executioners there aro now two of
them step forward. Tliu younger tucks
lipids trousers and sleeves ami deliber
ately selects a sword from several lying
close by, while the other, an old man,
places himself behind tho front man of thu
nearest row and takos him by tho shoul
ders. Tho younger man walks forward
and stands at the left of the kneeling man.
Tho fatal moment lias conic. Them is
an liiatant'sbusli, and every one of tho two
rows of condemned men behind twists ills
head round and cranes his neck to seo. I
will not attempt to describe tho emotions
of such u moment tho horror, the awful
repulsion, tho wish that you had never
come, tho sickening fear that you will lio
splashed with the blood, and yet tho help
less fascination that keeps your eyes glued
to every detail. The knife is raised. It
is a short, broad bladed, two handled
sword, weighted at tho buck and evident
ly as sharp " razor.
For a second It Is poised in tho air, ns
tho executioner takes aim. Then it falls.
There is no great apparent effort. It sim
ply falls, and, moreover, seems to fall slow
ly. Hut when It comes to tho man's neck
it does not stop. It keeps on falling.
With gha.itly slowness it passes right
through tho flesh, and you nro only re
called from your momentary stupor when
tho head springs forward and rolls over
and over, whilo fur a fraction of a second
two dazzling jets of scarlet blood burst out
and fall in a graceful curve to tho ground.
Then tho great rush of blood comes and
Hoods t lie spot. As soon as the blow has
fallen tho second exeeutioiyr pitches tho
body forward witli a loud Hough." It
tumbles in a shapeless heap, and from every
throat goes up a loud ' llo," expressive of
pleasure and approval of the stroke.
Hut them is no pause, the executioner
steps over the corpse to the front man In
the second rani;, tho knife is raised again,
it falls, another head rolls away, another
double burst of blood follows It, tho head
less body is shoved forward, 'the assistant
shouts ' Hough" ami tho crowd shouts
"llo." Two men aro dead. Then tho
headsman steps back to the second man of
tho front row anil tho operation is re
peated. Two things strike you. Tho brutal mat-
1 ter of factnessof the whole performance
nnd tho extraordinary easo with which a
human head can be chopped off. As a
whole, it is precisely liko a drove of pigs
driven into tho shambles and stuck, and
in detail it Is or seems no more difficult
than splitting a turnip with a carving
knife or lopping off a thistle with n cano.
Chop, chop, chop, tho heads roll tiff 0110
after tho other In as many seconds.
I had a few minutes' conversation with
tho executioner afterward. Decapitation,
ho told 1110, was not tho occupation of ills
family. It is only a perquisite. But tho
business Is not what it was. Formerly ho
used to get $3 a head for all bo cut ofT.
Now ho only gets 50 cents. It Is hardly
worth whilo ohopping men's heads off at
that rate. But, then, it doesn't take very
S. B. Duiifey, mate of the steamer Arl
soun, hud his foot badly jammed.
Thomas' Eclectrio Oil cured it Nothing
equal to it tor a quick paiu roiiovor. "
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HENRY BELIN, Jr,
General Agent tor ths 'Wyoming Distrlcfc
118 Wyoming Ave., Scranton Pa,
bird. National Bank Building.
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