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SAMUEL M. BIPPUS.
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W. R. TITZEL.
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mond, Butler, Pa.
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, Promptly, attended to.
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EVERY ONE FINDS A UIEW USE.
Strange Ride »f Jtorrowbie
BY BCDVAHD KIPT.IN"«.
(Continualfrtmt last tn-ek.)
Whereat, to bin gre»t delight. I winced
' <mce Biore and hastily ron timed the cou
, vrtr.-ation:— 'And how d*> you Jive hero
: I'riim day to dayT \V Ua*4<> you dot" The
i question elicited exactly the same answer
| u< before, coupled wifc the information
that "this place w liko your European
heaven; there is neither marrying nor giv
ing in marriage."
finnga D&B3 had beea educated at a mis
sion school and, as he himself admitted,
had he only changed bis religion "like a
: wise man," might have avoided the living
; was now his portion. But as
! long as 1 was with bint I fancy he was
Here was a Sahib, a representave of the
! dominant race, helpless as a child and
| completely at the merey of his native
I neighbors. In a deliberate. lazy way be
| .-.et himself to torture ma as a school-boy
would devote a rapturous half hour to
i watching the agonies of an impaled beetle,
> or as a ferret in a blind burrow might glno
i himself comfortably tojhe neck of a rabbit.
The burden of his conversation was that
| there was no escape "of no kind what
i ever," and that I should stay here till I
1 died and vra* "thrown on the sand." If it
i were possible to forejudge the cenversa
i tion of the Damned on the advent of a new
! .soul in that abode, I should say that they
> would speak as Gunga Das* did to me
j throughout that long afternoon. I was
I powerless to protest or answer: all my
) energies being devoted to a struggle
against the inexplicable terror that threat
' ened to overwhelm me again and again. I
! can compare the feeling to nothing except
' the struggles of a man against the over
i powering nausea of the Channel passage—
I only my agony was of tie spirit and in
! finitely more terrible.
As the day wore on the inhabitants be
gan to appear in full strength to catch the
rays of tho afternoon sun, which were now
sloping in at the mouth of the crater. They
assembled in little knots,and talked among
themselves without even throwing a glance
in my direction. About four o'clock, as
far as I could judge, Gunga Dass rose and
dived into bis lair for a moment, emerging
with a live crow in his bands. The wretch
ed bird was in a most draggled and deplor
able condition, but seemed to be iu no way
atraid of its master.
Advancing cautiously to the river front,
Gunga Dass stepped from tussock to tus
sock until ho had reached a wnooth patch
of sand directly in the line of tho boat's
firo. The occupants of the boat took no
notice. Here ho stopped, and with a
couple of dexterous turns of the wrists
pegged the bird on its baek with out
As was only natural, the crow began to
shriek at once and beat the air with its
claws. In a few seconds tho clamor had
attracted the attention of a bevy of wild
crows on a shoal a few hundred yards away,
where they were discussing something that
looked like a corpse. Half a dozen crows
flew oyer at once to see what was going
on, and also, as it afterward proved, to at
tack the pinioned bird.
Gunga Dass, who had lain down ou a
tussock, motioned me to be quiet, though I
fancy I this was a needless precaution. In
a moment, and before I could see how it
happened, a wild crow, who had grappled
with the shrieking and helpless bird, was
entangled in tho latter'a claws, swiftly dis
engaged by Gunga Dass, aud pegged down
beside its companion in adversity. Curios
ity, it seemed, orerpowered tbo rest of tho
flock, and almost before Ganga Dass and I
had time to withdraw to tbo tussock, two
more captives wore struggling iu tho up
turned claws of tho decoys. So the chase
—if I can give it so dignified a name—eon
tinned until Gunga Daas had captured
seven crows. Five of them he throttled at
once, re»«rving two for further operations
another day. 1 was a g#od deal impressed
by this, to me, novel method of securing
food, and complimented Gunga Dass on his
"It is nothing to do," guid ho. "To
morrow you must do it for me. You are
stronger than I am."
This calm assumption of superiority up
net mo not a little, and i answered
peremptorily:—"lndeed, you old ruffian!
What do you think 1 have given you
"Yery well," was the unmoved reply.
"IV-rhupsnot to-morrow, nor tbo day after,
nor subsequently, but in the end, aud for
many years, you will catch crows aud cat
crows, and you will thank your European
God that you have crown to catch and eat."
I could have cheerfully strangled him
for this, but judged it best under the cir
cumstances to smother my resentment.
An hour later I was eating ono of tho
crows, and, as Gnnga Dass had said,thank
ing my God that I had crow to cat.
Nover as long as I live shall I forget that
evening meal. The whole population were
squatting ou the hard sand platform
opposite their dens, huddled over tiny fires
of refuse and dried rushes. Death, having
once laid his hand upon these men and
forborne to strike, seemed to stand aloof
from them now; for most of our company
were old men, bent and worn and twisted
with years, and women aged to nil appear
ance as the Fates themselves. They sat
together in knots aud talked—God only
knows what they fonud to disenss—in low
equable tones, curiously in contrast to the
strident babble with which natives arc
accustomed to make day hideous.
Now and then an access of that sudden
fury which bad possessed me iu the morn
inir would lay hold on a man or woman
and with yells aud imprecations the suffer
er would attack tho steep slope uutil,
baffled and bleeding, ho fell back on the
platform incapable of moving a limb. The
others wonld never even raise their eyes
when this happened,us men too well aware
of the futility of the fellows' attempts and
wearied with their useless repetition. I
saw four such outbursts in tho course of
Ganga Dass took an eminently business
like view of my situation, and while wo
wore dining—l can ufford to laugh at the
recollection now, but it was painful
enough at the tirno—propounded the terms
on which bo would consent to "do" for
me. My nine rupees eight uuuus, lie
argued, ut the rate of thrco annas a day,
would provide me with food for fifty
one days, or about seven weeks—that is to
say, lie would bo willing to care for me for
that length of time. At the end of it 1 was
to look aftsr myself.
For a further consideration— RlDl-URIT,
my hoots—-he would he willing to allow
me to occupy the den next to his own. nnd
would supply me with as much dried gnias
for bedding as he could spare.
"Very well, Guuga Dass," I replied; "lo
tho first terms I cheerfully ugree, but as
there i. nothing on earth to prevent my
hilling you as you sit here and tuking
everything that you have —(l thought of
the two iavaloable crows at the time}—l
BUTLER i-A.. FRIDAY. Jl LY 25,1890-
flatly refuse to gire you my boots and
shall take whichever den I pieose."
The ctroke was a bold one and I was
glad who* I Raw that it had succeeded.
Gunsa Uass changed his tone immediately
and disavowed all intention of asking for
At the time it cli<l not strike me as at nil
strango that I. a civil engineer, a man of
thirteen years' standing in the service, nr.d
I tru>t an average Englishman, should
thru ealmly threaten murder and violence
agniusl the roan who had, for a consider
ation it is true, taken mo under his win*.
1 had left the world, it seemed, for cen
turies. I was as eertain as I am now of
my own existence that in the accursed
settlement there was »o law save that of
the strongest; that the living dead men
had thrown behind them every canon of
the world which had cast them out aud
that I had to depend for my own life ou
iny strength and Vigilance alone. The
crew of the ill-fated Mignonette are the
only mat who would understand my frame
i "At present," I argued to my*«lf, "I am
strong and a match for six of these
wretches. It i» imperatively necessary
that I should, for »iy own sake, keep both
health and strength until the hosr of my
release comes—if erer it does."
Fortified with these resolutions I ate and
; drank as much as I could, and made Gnnga
| Dass understand that T intended to be his
! mat ter, and that the least sign of in
| Mibordination on his part would be visited
! with the only punishment I had in my
power to inflict —sudden and violent death.
Shortly after this I went to bed.
That is to say, Gunga Dass gave me a
double armful of dried bents, which I
thrust down the month of the lair to tho
right of his and followed myself, feet fore
most, tho hole running about nine feet into
the sand with a slight downward inclina
tion, and being neatly .-bored with timbers.
! From my den, which laced the river frout,
I was able to watch the waters of the Sut
lt-j flowing past under the light of a young
moon and compose myself to sleep as best
The horrors of that night I shall never
forgot. My den wan nearly as narrow as a
' coffin, and the sides had been worn smooth
aud greasy by the contact of innumerable
naked bodies, added to which it smelled
abominably. Sleep was altogether out of
question to ouo iu my excited frame of
mind. As the night wore on it seemed
that tho entire amphitheatre was filled
with legions of unclean devils that, troop
■ r.g up from the shoals below, mocked the
unfortunates in their lairs.
Personally I am not of an imaginative
temperament—very few engineers arc—
but on that accasion I was as completely
prostrated with nervous terror as any
woman. After half an lionr or so, how
ever, I was able on«e moro to calmly re
view my ehancos of escape. ANY exit by
tho steep sand walls was, of course, im
practicable. I had been thoroughly con
vinced of this some time before.
It was possible, just possible, that I
might, iu the uncertain moonlight, safely
run the gaunlct of tho rifle shots. The
place was so full of terror for me that I
was prepared to undergo any risk in leav
ing it. linagiue my delight, then, when
when after creeping stealthily to tho river
front I found that the iuferual boat was
not there. My freedom lay before me in
the next few steps!
By walking out to tho,tint shallow pool
that lay at the foot of the projecting left
horn of tho horseshoe, 1 could wade acrose,
turn the flank of tho crater aud make my
way inland. Without a moment's hesita
tion I marched briskly past tho tussocks
where Gunga Dass had snared the crows
aud out in the direction of the smooth
whito sand beyond, ily first step from the
tufts of dried grass showed me bow utterly
futile was any hope of escape, for, as I put
my foot down, I felt au ir.describle draw
ing, sucking motion of the sand below.
Another moment and my legs was swal
lowed np nearly to the knee. In the moon
light the whole surface of the sand seemed
to be shaken with devilish delight at my
disappointment. I struggled clear, sweat
ing with terror and exertion, back to the
tussocks behind me and fell on my face.
My only means of escape from tho semi
circle was protected with a quicksand!
How long 1 lay I have not tho faintest
idea; but I was roused at last by the
malevolent chuckle of Gunga Dass at my
car. "I would advise you, Protector of the
Poor" (the ruffian was speaking Knglish),
"to return to your house. It is unhealthy
Lo lie down here. Moreover, when the
boat returns, you will most certainly be
rifled at." lie stood over me iu tho dim
light of the dawn, chuckling a.'.d laughing
Suppressing my lirst impulse to catch
the man by the neck and throw bim ou to
the quicksand, I roso sullenly and follow
ed him to the platform below the burrows.
Suddenly, aud l'utiloly as 1 thought
while 1 spoke, I usked:—"Gnnga Duss,
what is tho good ol the boat if 1 can't get
uot, an} how?" 1 recollect that even in my
deepest trouble I had been speculating
vaguely on tho waste of ammunition in
guarding an already well protcctd fore
Gunga Dass laughed again aud made
answer:—"They have the boat in daytime?
It is for the reason that there is a way. I
hope we shall have tho pleasure of your
company for much longer time. It is a
pleasant wheu you have been here some
years and eaten roast crow long enough."
I staggered, numbed and helpless,
toward the fetid burrow allotted to me,
aud fell asleep. An hour or so later I was
awakened by a piercing scream—tho
shrill, high pitched scream of a horso in
paiu. Those who have ouce heard that
will never forget the sound. I found some
little difliculty iu scrambling out of the
burrow. When 1 was in the opeu I saw
Pornic, my poor old Pornic, lying dead on
the sandy soil.
How they hud killed him 1 cannot
guess. Gunga l)asn explaiued tbut horse
was better than crow, aud "greatest good
of greatest number is political maxim. We
are now a republic. Mister Jnkes, uud you
are entitled to u fair share of tho beast. If
you like we will puss a vote of thanks.
Shall I propose?"
Yes, we were a republic indeed! A re
public of wild bcusts penned at tho bottom
of a pit, to cat and fight and sleep till
we died. 1 attempted no protest ol' any
kind, lint sat down and stared at the
hideous sight in front ot me. In less time
almost than it takes me to write this Por
nic'* body was divided iu some uftclean
way or other; the men and women had
dragged the fragments on to the platform
find were preparing their morning meal.
Gunga Itass cooked mine.
Tin: oriu.u SAHIB.
The nhno t irresistible linpnl.-o to fly |
at the sued walls uutil I was wearied laid
hold of me afresh, und 1 had to struggle
against it with all my might. Gunga l)a«s
was olien-lively jocular till I t»ld hiui that
il he addressed another remark of any kind !
whatever to mu I should strangle him
where he sot. This silenced hint until (
silence became insupportable, aud I bade j
him say something.
I "Von will live here till you die like the
other Keringhi," he said coolly, watching
me over the fragment of gristle that he was
"What other Sahib, you swine? Sp*ik
at once and don't stop to tell me a lie."
"lie is over there," answered Gunga
Pass. pointing to a burrow mouth about
four doors to the left of my own. "You
can see for yourself, lie died in the
burrow as yeu will die aud I will die, and
as all these men aud women and the on#
ehild will also die."
'•For pity's sake, tell me all you know
about him. Who was he? When did he
come and when did he die?"
This appeal was a weak step on my part.
Gunga Pass only let«red and replied: '•!
will »ot—unless you give mo something
Then I recollected where I wa.s and
struck tho man between the eyes, partially
stunning him. lie stepped down from the
platform at once, and cringing and fawning
and weeping and attempting to embrace
my feet, led me round to the burrow
which he had indicated.
"I know nothiug whatever about the
gentleman. Tour God be my witness that
Ido not. lie was as anxious to escape as
you were and he was shot from the boat,
though we all did all things to prevent
him. lie was shot here." Gunga Dass
laid his baud ou his lean stomach and
bowed to the earth.
"Well, and what then? Go on."
"And then—and then. Your Honor, wc
carried him into his house and gure him
water aud put wet cloths on the wound,
aud he laid down in his house and gave up
"In how long? In how long?"
"About half au hour after he received
his wound. I call Yishu to witness," yell
ed the wretched man, "that I did every
thing for him. Everything which was
possible, that I did."
He threw himself down on the ground
and clasped my ankles. But I had iny
doubt, about Gunga Dass's benevolence,
and kicked him oil as ho lay protesting.
'•I believe you robbed him of everything
he had. IJut I can iind out iu a minute or
two. How long was tho Sahib hersl"
"Nearly a year asd a half. I think ho
must have goue mad. liut bear me swear,
Protector of tho Poor! Won't yonr honor
hear mo swear that I never touched an
article that belonged to him* What is
Your Worship going to do?"
I had taken Gnnga Dass by the waist
aud had hauled him upon tho platform op
posite tho deserted burrow. As I did so I
thought of my wretched fellow prisoner's
unspeakable misery among all theso hor
rows for eighteen months aud the final
agony of dying like a rat in a hole, with a
bullet wound in the stomach. Gunga
Dass fancied I was going to kill him and
ho howled pitifully. The rest of the popu
lation, in tho plethora that follows a full
lie:.-h meal, watched us without stirring.
"Go inside, Gunga Dass," said I, "and
fetch it ont."
I was feeling Kick and faint with horror
now. Gunga Dass nearly rolled ofF the
platform and howled aloud.
"But I am Brahmin, Sahib—a high
caste Brahmin. By your soul, by your
father's soul, do not make me do this!"
"Brahmin or no Brahmin, by my soul
and my father's soul, in yon go!" I said,
and seizing him by the shoulders I cram
med bis head into tho mouth of the bur
row, kicked tho rest of him in, and sitting,
covered my face with my bauds.
At the end of a few minutes I heard a
rnstle and a creeak, aud thon Gunga Dass,
in a sobbing, choking whisper speaking to
himself; then a soft thud—and I uncover
ed my eyes.
THE JH'MMIKIKIt CORPSE.
The dry sand had turned the corpse in
trusted to its keepftiginto a yellow brown
mummy. I told Gunga Dass to stand off
while I examined it. The body—clad in
ou olive green hunting suit much stuiued
and worn, with leather pads on the shoul
ders—was that of a man between thirty
and forty, above middle height, with light,
sandy huir, long mustache and a rough,
unkempt beard. Tho left caiiino of the
upper jaw was missing and a portion of
the lobe of the right car was gone.
On the second linger of tho left hand was
a ring—a shield shaped bloodstone set in
gold, with a monogram that might have
been either "B. K." or "B. L." On the
third finger of the right baud was a silver
ring in the shape of a coiled cobra, much
worn and tarnished. Gunga Dass deposit
ed a handful of trifles he had picked out of
the burrow at my feet, and, covering the
face of the body with my handkerchief, I
turned to examine these. I give tho full
list lu the hope that it may lead to the
identification of the unfortuuate niau:
I. Bowl of a brinrwood pipe, serrated at
the edge; much worn nml blackened;
bound with string at the screw.
1!. Two patent lever key*; wards of both
!1. Tortoise shell handled penknife, silver
or nickel, name plate, marked with mono
gram "B. K."
4. Envelope, postmark undecipherable,
bearing a Victorian stamp, addressed to
"Miss Mon " (rest illegible)—"ham '
7). Imitation crocodile skin note book,
with pencil. First forty-five pages blank;
four and a half illegible; fifteen others fill
ed with private memoranda relating chiefly
to thrco persons—a Mrs. 1,. Singleton,
übln-eviuted several times to "Lot Siugle,"
"Mrs. S. May" and "Garmfson." referred
to in places as "Jerry" or "Jack."
(t. Handle of small sized hunting kuife.
Blade snapped short. Back's horn,
diamond cut, with swivel and ring on the
butt; fragment of cotton cord attached.
It must not be supposed that I in
ventoried all these things on the spot as
I have here written theii down. Tho
notebook first attracted my attention, and
I put it iu tuy pocket with a view to study
ing it later ou. Tho rest of the articles I
conveyed to my burrow for safety's sake,
und there, being a methodical man, I in
ventoried them. I t.ien returned to the
corpse and ordered Gnnga Dass to help mo
carry it out to the'rlver front.
While we were engaged iu this tho ex
ploded shell of an old brown cartridge
dropped out of ono of tho pockets and roll
ed at niv feet. Gunga Dass hud not seen
it; and I fell to thinking that a man does
not carry exploded enrtridgo cases, es
poeie.Hy "browns" which will uot boar
loading twice, about with him wheu shoot
ing. Iu other words the cartridge case
had been fired inside the crater. Con
sequently there must be a gun somewhere.
I was on tbe verge of asking Gnnga Dass,
but cheeked myself, knowing that he
We laid the body down on tho edge of
the quicksand by the tus-ocks. It was my
intention to push it out and let it be swal
lowed up—tho only possible mode of burial
that 1 coti'.d think of. I ordered Gunga
Das> to go away.
Then I gingerly put the corpse out on
the quicksand. In doing so—it was lying
face downward—T tore the frail aud rotten
khaki shooting coat open, disclosing a
hideous cavity iu the back. I have already ,
told you that tbc dry sand had, us it were, j
mummified the Imdy. A moment's glance I
showed the gtfifig hole had been caused j
by a gun-shot wound; the gun must have
becai lired with the niuzsle almost touching
the back. The shooting coat, being intact,
had been drawn over tho body after death,
which must have been instantaneous.
The secret of the poor wretch's death
was plain to me in a Soihc one of
the crater, presumably Gunga. Da»s, must
have shot bim with his own gun—tbo gun
that lifted (he brown cartridges. He had
never attempted to escape in the face of
the rifle fire from the boat.
TUH MYSTERIOUS PAHKH.
I pushed the corp-e out hastily and saw
it sink from sight literally in a few seconds.
I shuddered as I watched. Iu a dazed,
half conscious way I turned to peruse the
notebook. A stained and discolored ship
of paper had been inserted between tho
binding aud the back, aud dropped out as
I opened tho pages. This is what it con
"Four out fiom crow clump; three left;
nine out; two right; three back: two left;
fourteen out: two left; seven out: one left;
nine back; two right; six back; fonr» right;
The paper had been burned and charred
at the edges. What it meant I could not
understand. T sat down ou tho dried bents
turning it over and oyer between my
fingers, until I was aware of Gunga Dass
standing immediately behind me with
glowing eyes and outstretched hands.
"Have you got itf' he panted. "Will
you not let me look at it also? I swear that
I will return it?"
"Got what? Return what?" I asked.
"That which you have in your hands,
it will help us both." He stretched out his
long, bird-like talons, trembling with
"I could never find it," he continued.
"He had secreted it about his person.
Therefore I shot him, but nevertheless I
was unable to obtain it."
Gangs Dass had quite forgotten his little
Cctiou about the rifle bullet. I received
tho information perfectly calmly. Morali
ty is blunted by consorting with the dead
who are alive.
"What ou earth are you raving about?
What is it you want mo to give you?
"The piaco »f paper in the notebook. It
will help us both. Oh, you fool! you fool!
Can you not *e« what it will do for us? Wo
His voice rose almost to a scream and he
danced with excitement before me. I
own I was moved at the chance of getting
"Don't skip! Explain yourself. Do
you mean to say that this slip of paper will
help us? What does it mean'
"Read it aloud! Read it aloud! 1 beg
and pray you to read it aloud."
I did so. Ganga Dass listened delight
edly and drew an irregular line in the
sand with his fingers.
"See now! It was tho length of his gun
barrels without tho stock. I have those
barrels. Four guu barrels out from the
place where I caught crows. Straight out;
do you follow me? Then left—Ah! how
well I remember when that man worked
it out night after night. Thou nine out,
and so on. Out is always straight before
you across tho quicksand. Ho told me so
before I killed him."
"But if you know all this why didn't yon
get out before?"
"1 did not kuow it. lie told me that ho
was workiug it out a year and a half ago
aud how ho was working it out night after
night when tho boat had gone away and
be could get out near the quicksand safely.
Thon he said that we would got away to
gether. But 1 was afraid that he would
leave mo behind one night when ho had
worked it all out, and so I shot him. Be
sides, it is not advisable that the men who
once got in here should escape. Only I,
and 1 am a Brahmin."
Tho prospect of escape had brought
Gunga Dass' caste back to him. He stood
up, walked about and gesticulated violent
Eventually 1 managed to mako bim talk
soberly, and he told'me how this English
man had spent six months night after
night in exploriug, inch by inch, tho
passage across the quicksand; how bo had
declared it to_be simplicity itself up to
within aboat twenty yards of the rivor
hank alter turning tho flauk of tho left
horn of the horseshoe. This much ho bad
evidently not completed whon Gunga Dass
shot hiin with his own gun.
In my frenzy of delight at tho possibili
ties of escape I recollect shaking bands ef
fusively with Gunga Dass after wo had do
cided that we were to make an attempt to
get away that very night. It was weary
work waiting throughout the afternoon.
THK ATTBMPT TO ESCAPE.
About ten o'clock, as far as I could
judge, when the moon had just risen above
tho lip of the crater. Gunga Dass made a
move for bis burrow to bring out tho gun
barrels whereby to measure our path. All
the other wretched inhabitants had retired
to their lairs long ago. The guardian boat
had drifted down stream some hours before
and wo were utterly alone by tho crow
clump. Guuga Dass, while carrying tho
gun barrels, lot slip the piece of paper
which was to bo our guide.
I stooped down hastily to recover it,aud
as 1 did so I was aware that the diabolical
Brahmin was uimiug a violent blow ut the
back of my head with the gun barrels. It
was to Into to turn round. I must have
received the blow somewhere on the nape
of my neck. A hundred thousaud liery
stars danced before my eyes and I fell
forward senseless at the edge of tho quick
When I recovered consciousness tho
moon waM going down, and I was sensible
or intorerable pain in tho back of my head.
Gunga Dass had disappeared aud tuy
mouth was full of blood. I lay down
again and prayed that I might die without
more ado. Then tho unreasoning lury
which I have before mentioned laid hold
upon me, and I strggcrcd inland toward
the walls of tho crater.
It seemed that some one was calling mo
in a whisper. "Sahib! Sahib! Kuhib!"
exactly as my bearer used to c*ll me in
the mornings. I fancied that I was delir
ious until a handful of saud fell at my
feet. Then I looked up aud saw a head
peering down into tho umphiibeatre—tho
head of Dunuoo, my dog boy, who attend
ed lo my collies. As soon as he bad at
tracted my attention he hold up his hand
und showed a rope. I motioned, stagger
ing to und fro the while, that ho should
throw it down.
HAI'KTY AT LAST.
It was a couple of leather punkah ropes i
knotted together, with a loop at ono end,
I slipped the loop over ray head und under
my arms; beard Dunuoo urge something
forward; was conscious that I was being
dragged face downward, up the steep saud
slope, aud the dext instuut found myself
choked and half fainting on tho sand hills
overlooking tho crater. Dunuoo, with
his face ashy gray in tho moonlight, im
plored me not to stay but to get back to
my tent at onec.
It seems that ho had tracked Pornic's
footprints fourteen miles across the sauds
to the crater; had returned uud told uiy
servants, who flatly refused to meddle
with uuy one, white or black, puce fallen
iato tbo hideous Yillag'o cf the Dead,
whereupon Duuuoo had taken one of my
ponies and a couple of punkah ropes, re
turced to the crater acd hauled me out
as I have described.
To cut a long story short Punnoo is onw
my personal servant on a gold mohur a
moath—a »um which I still think far too
little for the services he has rendered.
Nothing on earth will induce me to go
near that devilish spot again or to reveal
its whereabouts more clearly than I have
done. Of Gunga Dass I have never found
a trace, nor do I wish to. My sole motive
in giving this to be published is the hope
that some one may positively identify,
from the details and the inventory which
I have given above, the oorpse of the man
in the olive green hunting suit.
The great chemist Michel Eugene
Chevreul, who recently died at the ripe
old age of 103 years, terms his research in
the realm of colors as the philoaophy of
natural phenomena. About all the
knowledge we possess in this vast and
beautiful field is duo to this grand old
Chevrcul's genius has demonstrated that
the harmonies of color are submitted to
immutable laws which he hss revealed,
and the certainty and fruitfulness of which
he has demonstrated by calculation.
There aie but three primary colors gen
erally recognized—blue, red and yellow.
Theae are called primary because they can
not be produced by compounding any
other colors. Then we have the" seconda
ries—green, purple and orange. From
these we derive the tarthuies—olive, cit
rine and russet. Purple and green make
olive; green, citrine; purple
and orange, russet. Thus we have the
threo classifications denoting all the colors
extant. From these are dorived the hues,
tints and shades. A hue is obtained by
tho combination of any of the primaries.
The buo may vary according to the pre
dominating influence of one color over an
other. To obtain a ''tint" we simply add
whito to any of these colors; and to form a
''shade" we add black or the dark
So from the above we have the alphabet
of colors. The variety of tones, tints,
hues or shades to be obtained from this
alphabet are as kaleidosocopic in their pos
sibilities as the alphabet of letters. The
hand of man or the skill of the artist will
never exhaust them.
We have still another term we use in re
lation to colors which bears its own signif
icance also, and that is "tone." While we
have our three primaries to start from, yet
wo have no standard "tone" from which
we shall start our secondaries. There are
many different kinds of red, yellow and
blue, and we signify the difference as
"tones," the same as we apply the term
to different instruments of the name kind.
You will say that this piano has a much
better tone than that piano. So we will
find in selecting our primaries. While
some of the "high-toned' reds will produce
a much more beautiful tint,yet they are too
fugitive to use for exterior house painting;
so, too, with tho greens and yellows, while
some are quite permanent. Below we
give a list of formulas for mixing oolors
which will be of servioe to the amateur
house painter and to ladies who decorate
their own "bric-a-brac."
French Ked—This color is simply Indian
red, lightened with vermilion and glazed
Chocolate Color—Add lake or carmine
to bnrut umber; or take Indian rod and
black to form a brown; then add yellow to
bring about the desirod shade.
Yellow Lake—Take of umber and white
equul parts and Naples yellow and scarlet
lako; glaze with yellow lake.
Olive Brown—Mix one part of lemon
yellow with three parts burnt umber.
Change proportions for different shades.
Clay Drab— Kaw sienna, raw umber and
white lead, equal parts; then shade with
Bismarck Brown —Take carmine, crim
son lake and gold bronze and mix together.
11' a light shade is desired, use vermilion in
place of carmine.
Jonquil Yellow—Mix flake white and
chronic yellow, and add vermilion to car
Aledinir. Gray—Eight parts of white to
two of black.
Lead Color—Eight parts of white, one of
blue and one of black.
Light Huff—Yellow ocher, tinted with
Deep Buff—The Bame, with tho addition
of a little red.
French Gray—"White shaded with ivory
Gold Color—White and yellow shaded
with red and blue.
Pearl Color—White, black and red in
proportions to suit tasto.
Canary Color—Five parts white aud
three parts lemon yellow.
Oak Color—Five parts white, two of
yellow, and one of red.
Olive Color—Eight parts of yellow, one
blue, and one black.
Snuff Color —Four parts of yellow and
two of Vandyke brown.
ltose Color—Five parts of white and two
Bottle Green —Butch pink and Prussian
blue for ground; glaze with yellow lake.
Salmon Color—Five parts white, ono
yellow, one umber, one red.
Brown- -Three parts of red, two black,
and one yellow.
Copper Color—One part red, two of yel
low, nnd ono of black.
Lemon Color—Five parts of lemon yel
low and two of white.
Straw Color—Five parts of yellow, two
of white, aud ono of red.
Fawn Color—Eight parts of white, ono
of rod, two yellow, and one of nmber.
Flesh Color—Eight parts of white, three
of rod, and three oi chrome yellow.
Chestnut Color—Two parts of red, one of
black, and two of ohrome yellow.
Wino Color—Two parts of ultramarino
und three of carmine.
Grceu—Blue and yellow or black and
Maroon Color—Three parts of carmine
and two of yellow.
Tan Color—Five parts of burnt sienna,
two yellow, and one raw umber.
Pea Green—Five parts of whito and one
of chrome green.
Stone Color—Five parts of white, two of
yellow, and one of burnt umber.
Citron—Three parts of red, two ol yel
' low, and one blue.
Brub Color—Xiue parts of white and one
Lilac—Four parts red, three whfte, and
1 ono blue.
Purple—The same as lilac, but different
ly proportioned; say two parts of blue.
Violet—Similar, but more red in than
Cream Color—Five p#rt« white, two yel
low, and ono red.
01 a ret—Ked and black, or cumins and
Dove Color —Ked, white, blue, and yd
ijight Cray—Nine parts whit#, one blue,
and one black.
■Willow Green—Five parts white, two
Peach Blossom—Eight parts white, on*
red, oue blue, and oue yellow.
Bronze Green—Five parU chrome green,
one black, and ric umber.
Carnation Ked— Three parts lake and
Grass Green—Three parts yellow and
one Prussian blue.
Brick Color —Two parts yellow ochre,
one red. and one white.
Portland Stone— Three parts raw umber,
three yollow oobre, one white.
Plnm Coior—Two parts white, one bine,
and ono red.—N. Paris Datis, K. W.
HutUier uml Decorator.
PROVISIONS OF THE PEN AX COD*.
Act 31st March, I860; Binn's Justice;
Pages 250 and 251.
PEC. 127. If any two or more persons
shall cmispire or agree, falsely and
maliciously, to charge or indiot any ether
person, or cause or procure him to be
charged or indicted in any court of crim
inal jurisdiction, the person so offending
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on
conviction be sentenced to pay a fine not
exceeding one thous&ud dollars, and to
undergo an imprisonment either at labor
by separate or solitary confinement, or t<
simple imprisonment, not exceeding three
year*, at the discretion of the court.
SEC. 128. If two or more persons shall
falsely and maliciously conspire, and agree
to cheat and defraud any person, or body
corporate, of his or their moneys, goods,
chattels or other property, or to do any
other dishonest, malicious and nnlawM
act, to the prejudice of another, they
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on con
viction, be sentenced to pay a fine not ex
ceeding five hundred dollars, and to under
go an imprisonment, by separate or solitary
confinement at labor, or by simple im
prisonment, not exceeding two years.
SEO. 1. The offence of conspiracy,
according to all the authorities, consists
not in the accomplishment of any unlaw
ful or injurious purpose, nor in any one act
moving towards that purpose, but in the
actual concert and agreement of two or
more persons to effect something, which
being so concerted And agreed, the law
regards as the object of an indictable con
SEC. 2. The gist of a conspiracy is the
unlawful confederacy to do an unlawful
act, or a lawful act for an unlawful pur
pose, aud tho offeuce is complete when the
confederacy is mode.
SEC. 3. All who accede to a conspiracy
after it is formed, aud while it is in exe
cution, and all who, with knowledge of the
facts, conenr iu the plans 'originally form
ed, and aid in executing them are fellow
conspirators. Their concurrence, without
proof of an agreement to conour, is con
clusive against thorn. They commit an
offence wheu they become parties to the
transaction or further the original plan.
SEC. 4. A combination is a conspiracy in
law, whenever tho act to be done haa a
necessary tendency to prejudioe the pub
lic, or oppress individuals by unjustly sub
jecting them to tho power of the confeder
ates, and giving effect to the purposes of
the latter, whether of extortion or mis
SEC. 5. A conspiracy to publish a libel
or to dotame by spoken words, not action
able as slander, would be equally a subject
of prosecution by indictment
Any persou offending as is set forth in
any ol tho abovo sections shall bo guilty ot
u misdemeanor, and ou conviction be sen
tenced to pay a fine, not exceeding five
hundred dollars, aud to undergo an im
prisonment by separate or solitary confine
ment at labor, or by simple imprisonment,
not exceeding two years, either or both at
tho discretion of tho court.
It would be well lor persona before using
slanderous words to dclame a man in his
reputation, profession or livelihood to care
fully examine the Oth section of the above
article. J- T.
—A good government, like'a good coat,
is that which fits the body for which it is
designed. A man who, upon abstraot
principles, prononnucs a constitution to be
good, without an exact knowledge of the
people who are to bo governed by it,
judges as übsurdly as a tailor who should
measuro the Belvidere Apollo for the
clothes of all his customers. — Macaulay.
—The baryta deposits on McKellar's
Island, Canada, are now being worked.
Expurts pronouueo this to be the finest de
posit in America.
—"William," said his wife, in a pained
tone of voice, "you were seen coming out
of a saloon last evening.—"What was your
business in such a placet"
"I only wont in to sample an 'origina
package' my dear," replied her husdand.
"Oh, Is that allt I was afraid you went
in to get a drink of whisky.
—A eortain Consus Enumerator was
heard to say that ho was astonished at the
number of sick people in his district; that
is, those who aro troubled with either
acute or chronic diseases. Ho said that it
seemed to him that about half the inhabit
ants were unsound, and yet that neighbor
hood is considered as healthful as any
other district <u the county.
—Without doubt the longevity of the
ladies of tho ballet first called the attention
of American observers to the virtues of
kicking, and they have naturally conclud
ed that if a ballet dancer can be well and
vigorous at eight-five or ninety years of
age the fact must bo due to the constant
physical exorcise which is inseparable
from tho practice of her profession.
—lt is said that a late fad among eooiety
females is to charge a hyperdermic
syringe with their favorite perfame und
inject in the system tho same as morphine.
Tho result it immense, as the delightftil
odor oozes from the pores of the akin and
fills tho lungs. Of course, it is detri
mental to health. But one could waive
this objection if the fad could be extended
to onion-eaters and people with strong
—A very sensible suggestion ia made in
the Ditpatrh in regard to making roads
bettor. On each side dig a trench that will
drain otf tho water, several feet deep.
Break small stones and place them in the
drains so that water would percolate
throngh them. Roll your road aolid and
travel would be a pleasure instead of A
boro. Of course the road should be round
ed up in tho ceuter. This plan is vory
succeHsful in some Luropean countries, as
the writor can testify tiom experience.
Macadamizing is tho most substantial way,
but n temporary expedient thii plan
••The school ma'am seeks vacation's joys,
Bur labor being done,
And she who tanned the Uttla bCTs,
It BOW tanned by Um no.' 7