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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOMFIELI), PA., JULY 31, 1877.
applying hla handkerchief to his bleed
"Excuse me, elr," expostulated Mr.
Toddy ; " I am neither a beggar nor
drunk, I wish to see a lady In this
At this the crowd hooted and laughed,
and Mr. Hluecoat said, " That won't do.
I know you my boy. Come along 5"
and along he went, followed bya ragged
procession, to the station-house.
" What's the name V" asked the ser
geant, as Solomon stood before him.
" My name is Solomon Toddy, and I
am Bure somebody Is laboring under a
terrible mistake," commenced the poor
"Stop your talking. What's the
, charge, Brown V" asked the sergeant.
" Drunk and disorderly. He tried to
to get Into Mrs. Hasher's house, and
commenced to light when they put him
out. I think I remember him, sir, be
fore." " Allow me one word of explanation,"
pleaded the miserable Solomon.
" You'll have a chance before the
Judge in the morning. Take him be
low," returned the Inexorable sergeant.
Where was the expectant bride all
this time ? Waiting In her room for the
summons that the groom had arrived.
No Toddy. Toor Miss Tabitha began to
think he had proved false, and became
sick at heart. The dinner-bell rang, but
she was sufl'ering now from a raging
headache, and could not respond, but
had some toast and tea sent up to her.
The evening passed away, and all hope
going with It, Miss Tabitha betook her
self to a Bleepless couch, soliloquizing
on the falsehood and deception of man
kind. With pale face and broken heart, Bhe
went down to breakfast, where Mrs.
Bankum was relating her adventures of
the evening before, and young Bankum
was reading the newspaper account of
Ihp nfl'nlr. '
" At the police station the hardened
rufllan gave his name as Solomon Tod
dy, of course an alias," read that gen
tleman. Over went Miss Tabitha's cup of tea.
Up she started. A new light dawned
upon her, and in less than fifteen min
utes, to the great surprise of the occu
pants of the court-room, an excited
maiden lady In a hurried morning cos
tume bustled up to the justice's desk and
whispered In his ear.
" I'll give you thirty days on the
Island, and it shall be six months If I
catch you here again," said the justice
to the prisoner under examination. Then
to Miss Jones. " Now, madam, please
step in here," and he led the way to a
Last of all the forlorn and wretched
crowd of prisoners, each under the es
cort of a policeman, was Solomon, his
' coat covered with the dried mud of the
gutter, and his face presenting a very
V lie naa noticea miss Mammas nasty
entrance, but, the poor fellow was bo
' overcome with his disgrace that he
shrank further back into the crowd.
V Is Solomon Toddy here ? I wish to
see him," said the Justice, looking out
from the door of his private room.
- Solomon's captor pushed him forward
while a buzz of amazement ran through
" Oh, Solomon, how you have been
persecuted for my sake!" cried Miss
Tabitha, bursting into tears, as she
looked upon his sorrowful visage.
" This has been a bad mistake, sir.but
I hope it will never occur again," said
the justice, after some words of explana
tion had passed between them; and he
smiled as if it was the commonest thing
imaginable for a quiet old gentleman to
pass a night In the station-house.
Solomon looked very grim, and hoped
with all his heart it wouldn't. The jus
tice's office boy was sent for, and the
application of soap and water and a
clothes-brush soon rendered Mr. Toddy
more presentable. A carriage was called
and they passed through the interested
crowd who thought poor Toddy was a
runaway husband, and drove off amidst
great cheering, with three small boys
hanging on behind.
" Where are we going to, dear V" ask
ed the blushing Tabitha.
" To the minister's I I'm not going
to have this sortof thing happen again,"
answered Solomon, quite savagely.
Great was the reverend gentleman's
surprise when, on walking up from his
breakfast table with a napkin In his
hand, he found Mr. Toddy with Miss
Jones In his reception-room, and greater
still when he discovered their errand.
But he was equal to the emergency, and
in a very few minutes Miss Jones ceas
ed to exist, and Mr. and Mrs. Solomon
Toddy returned to the waiting hack and
drove to their hotel. .
0Do you really believe, Mr. Todkius,
that anybody could make a head from
butter Y asked the landlady. " Well,
yes, ma'am, I should think they might,"
, eaid TodkinB, as he pushed back his
individual butter plate, " somebody has
ot as far as the hair with this."
AN ADVENTURE ON THE INDIAN OCEAN.
THE merchant ship Druid, from Bom
bay, for London, lay becalmed off
the West coast of Hlndostan, between
Ooa and Mangalore, where the Chants
Mountains were seen towering In savage
grandeur, thousands of feet in the air,
with wild torrents leaping down the
rocks, dashing through the dark green
shrubbery, and rushing with the din of
" If the wind does not rise ere to-morrow
morning, we will have to anchor,"
said the captain to Robert Wlnfleld, a
handsome young naval lieutenant 011
leave of absence from the frigate sta
tioned at Bombay. "I don't want to
lay the ship's bones on that coast, nor
do I like to get too near it. I have heard
bad stories of the natives there, at any
rate, I believe that almost every Hindoo
is a thief and murderer by nature."
Bell Upton, daughter of Mnjor Upton,
who was on his way home from his
India regiment, on sick leave, heard the
words, and shuddering, drew closer to
her Invalid father. A qulok glance was
exchanged between her and the young
lieutenant, whose reassuring look Beem
ed at once to dispel her fears. Major
Upton, noticing the glance, frowning,
said to his daughter, " Come Bell, let us
Wlnrteld had been a suitor of Bell's
since she came to visit her father at Bom
bay, some months before. The girl fa
vored him, but not bo the major. The
lieutenant watched her admiringly ,until
she disappeared in the cabin.
" No harm shall befall her, not while
I live," he thought, as he now glanced
uneasily towards the coast. " We have
arms aboard, have we not V" he added
aloud to the captain.
"Ay, ay, sir; but it is not likely we
shall be attacked. We are full two
leagues from the coast, and before we are
near enough to be boarded a breeze will
spring up, I have no doubt."
A few hours later night closed around
the ship. Before 11 o'clock the quarter
deck was deserted by all save the officer
of the watch, who was now stretched
on the carpenter's chest half asleep,
while the watch forward, as Winfleld
could perceive by the light of a lantern
in the fore rigging, lay reclining oh the
hatch, some of them snoring. Not
feeling sleepy, the lieutenant, resolved
to go aloft on the mizzen top-sail yard,
and watch for the first sign of a breeze.
Arrived on the yard the gloom was so
intense that he could not see the waters
below although as he Btlll gazed In that
direction was it reality or imagination V
he thought he could detect the dim
outline of something shooting around
the ship's stern.
He was about descending when, the
moon parting the clouds, a flood of (sil
very light was poured down on the ship
and water, revealing a spectacle that
filled the young man with horror a
scene so sudden and unexpected that his
heart seemed to stand still. While he
was aloft, Bell Upton had come out on
the quarter deck, and; now, with her
back to the rail, about two feet from it,
her head bowed as if in deep thought,
bo that her beautiful white neck shone
like polished ivory in the clear moon
light. Unseen, unheard by the young girl, a
Hindoo, with a long, lithe body, naked
to the waist, had clambered the Bide
from a large canoe containing half a
dozen of his companions, and had con
trived to glide serpent-like, on the out
side of the ship until he had gained a
position directly behind her, when he
drew a large dirk, which he waB now on
the point of plunging into the snowy
neck of the fair passenger, that she
might not give an alarm I
The lieutenant's hand clenched the
yard like a vice, as he beheld the young
lady's peril. He must save her he
would save her, he thought ; yet, how
was It to be done V To give an alarm
would only hasten the girl's doom ; to
descend, no matter how quickly, by
means of one of the backstays, would
be no use, as she must perish before he
could reach the deck and attempt to
stay the deadly hand.
Like a lightning flash, the instinct of
love, the resolution to Bave Bell in some
way from his immediate attack, sent a
sudden thought through the brain of
the agonized spectator. The Hindoo
murderer, in his position on the outside
of the ship, was under the yard.although
about forty feet below him, while the
girl, standing two feet from the rail, was
within easy reach of the native, whose
arm and body, as already stated, were
now drawn back from the bulwarks to
give force to the meditated blow.
The young man, therefore, deemed
that it would be an easy matter to reach
the Hindoo in the only way it could
now be done with sufficient rapidity to
prevent the accomplishment of the dead
ly purpose a way at once novel and
desperate, and which would, perhaps,
involve his own destruction. In a
word, not hesitating to risk life or limb
for, the woman he loved, Lieutenant
Winfleld resolved to drop down from
near the end of the mizzen top-sail yard
upon the Hindoo, forty feet below, and
thus dash him from the rail Into the sea,
perhaps killing himself, ere he could
deal the fatal blow with the uplifted
He would utter a shlll cry, a warning
to the crew, as he cleaved the air, thus
rousing them, perhaps, in time to meet
the attack of the robbers and ensure the
further safety of Bell and the ship. The
emergency admitted of no delay. The
young man.clutohlng the yard arm near
the end, hung by it a second to make
sure he was in a line with the Hindoo
beneath, then, just as the dirk was about
to descend, he let go of the Bpar with a
long, Wild cry that pierced every corner
of the ship, and down he went, cleaving
through the air with terrlflo velocity.
There was a whirling, rushing sound,
then a loud thud as the heavy boot heels
of the falling body crushed upon the
head of the native ere he could use his
knife, dashing him from the rail into
the sea and killing him Instantly.
The watch had heard the warning cry
of tlie lieutenant, and before the other
natives could recover from their surprise
at the occurrence which had so suddenly
and unexpectedly broken upon them,
the decks were alive with the whole
crew, and the entire gang of robbers
beat a hasty retreat.
Meanwhile Bell Upton had been so
bewildered by that sudden, fearful cry
she had heard, and the Budden plash of
the bodies in the water, that, not until
a boat was lowered, and the lieutenant,
who had been struggling in the sea, was
brought aboard and into the cabin, to
explain in a faint voice how he had sav
ed her life, did she clearly comprehend
all that had happened. Then she threw
herself down by the prostrate form of
her lover, and hung over him in agony,
fearing that he was fatally injured.
Soon, however, the doctor gave cheering
information to the contrary.
The young man had sustained a fear
ful shock from his contact with the Hin
doo's body, but as that body had offered
but little resistance to his downward
progress when he struck it, being slm
ply driven before him into the sea, his
lower limbs, although partially par
alyzed for the time, were not broken.
He had, however, fallen dangerously
near to the rail. A roll of the ship to
the other side, ere he let go of the top
sail yard to descend, would have caused
him to fall on the bulwarks, when, of
course, he would have been killed.
"Never before," said the doctor, " did
I hear .of such a daring performance."
" Ay I" exclaimed Major Upton, "God
bless him I Here, Bell.he shall have you,
girl, for he has earned you."
He put both hands of his daughter's,
who had clasped her lover's neck, in the
lieutenant's, and turned his head away
to hide a few tears upon his bronzed
Immediately after the young man had
been brought aboard, an off-shore breeze
Bprang up, enabling the captain to head
seaward. In due time the vessel reach
ed her home port, when the lieutenant,
who by this time had fully recovered
from his fall, claimed his beautiful and
A WONDERFUL STORY.
A MOST extraordinary event has oc
curred at Oban, which I give in
detail, having been witness to the whole
affair. I allude to the stranding and cap
ture of the veritable sea serpent in front
of the Caledonian Hotel, George street,
Oban. , About four o'clock an animal or
fish, evidently, of gigantlo size, was
seen sporting in the bay near Heather
Island. Its appearance evidently per
plexed a large number of spectators as
sembled on the pier, and Beveral tele
scopes were directed toward it. A care
ful look satisfied us that it was of the
serpent species, It carrying its head fully
twenty-five feet above water. A num
ber of boats were soon launched and
proceeded to the bay, the crews armed
with such weapons as could be got
Under the directions of Malcolm
NIcholson,our boatman,they headed the
monster, and some of the boats were
within thirty yards of it when it sud
denly sprang half length out of water
and made for the open boat. '
A random fire from several volunteers
with rifles seetned to have no effect upon
it. Under Mr. Nicholson's orders the
boats now ranged across the entrance of
the bay, and by the screams and shouts
turned the monster's course, and it
headed directly for the breast wall of the
Great Western Hotel.
One boat, containing Mr. Donald
Campbell, the Fiscal, had a most nar
row escape, the animal actually rubbing
against it. Mr. Campbell and his broth
er Jumped overboard, and were picked
up unhurt by M. John D. Harpie in his
small yacht, the Flying Scud.
The animal seemed thoroughly fright
ened, and as the boats closed In the vol
unteers were unable to fire more, owing
to the crowds assembled on the shore.
At a little past six the monster took the'
ground on the beach in front of the
Caledonian Hotel, In George street, and
his proportions were now fully visible.
In his frantlo exertions, with his tall
sweeping the beach, no one dared ap
proach. The stones were flying in all direc
tions, one seriously wounding a man
called Baldy Barrow, and another break
ing the window of the Commercial
Bank. A party of volunteers under
Lieutenant David Menzle now assem
bled and fired volley after volley into
the neck, according to the directions of
Dr. Campbell who did not wish, for
sclentlfio reasons, that the configuration
of the head should be damaged.
As there was a bright moon, this con
tinued till nearly ten o'clock, when Mr.
Stevens, of the Commercial Bank,waded
in and fixed a strong rope to the animal's
head, and by the exertions of some 70
people it was securely dragged above
high water mark. Its exact appear
ance as it lies on the beach Is as follows :
The extreme length is 101 feet, and the
thickest part is about 25 feet from the
head, which is 11 feet in circumference.
At this part is fixed a pair of fins, which
are 4 feet long by nearly 7 feet across at
the Bides. Further back is a long dorsal
fin, extending for at least 12 or 13 feet,
and 5 feet high in front, tapperlng to 1
foot. The tall is more of a flattened ter
mination ic the body proper than any
thing else. The eyes are very small in
proportion and elongated, and gills of
the length of 2r feet behind. There are
no external ears, and as Dr. Campbell
did not wish the animal handled till he
communicated with some eminent scien
tific gentlemen we could not ascertain
if there were teeth or not. Great ex
citement is created, and the country
people are flocking in to view It. Mr.
Duncan Clerk, writer, took possession
of the monster, In the rights of Mr.
M'Fee, of Appin, and Mr. James NIcol,
writer, In the name of the Crown.
Glasgow (Scotland) News.
A DARKEY WITNESS.
THE venire being impaneled, and the
jury solemnly charged by the clerk,
the Commonwealth's attorney called in
support of the indictment the witness
Buck Byrant, who being solemnly
sworn the truth to tell testified as fol
Questioned by the Commonwealth's
attorney Tell all you know about the
cutting of the prosecutor by Cassady,
the prisoner at the bar.
Answer: " Well, gentlemen, it was
election day 'twas a dark, cloudy, wet
sort of a drizzly day, and says I to my
old woman, I believe I'll go down to
Elggold and 'posit my vote ; and says
my old woman to me, well Buck, an It
is a sort of a dark, cloudy, wet sort of a
drizzly day, says she, hadn't you better
take your umbrll 5 Says I to the old
woman, I spect I had better take the
umbrll. So I took the umbrll,and when
I got down thar, Mr. Cole corned, and,
says he, Uncle Buck, have you seed any
thing of old neighbor Harris ? Says I
to Mr. Cole, for why ? Says he, he's
got my umbrll. (The witness was here
interrupted by the court, and told to
confine himself to the actual fray be
tween the prisoner and Cole, the prose
cutor), in answer to which the witness
remarked in a tone of Indignant remon
Well, now, Mr. Judge, you hold on,
for I am sworn to tell the truth and I
am agwine to tell it in my own way, so
'taint worth while for you to say noth
ing more about it. Whereupon the
court and Commonwealth's attorney be
ing anxious to get rid of the witness on
any terms, told him to go on and tell
the tale in his own way. " Well, as I
was going on to say, 'twas on 'lection
day, Buchanan and Fllmo was runnln'
for the Legislator', and Bays my old
woman to me, says she, Buck, as its a
sort of a dark, cloudy, rainy, damp.drlz
zly Bort of day, hadn't you better take
your umbril, says Bhe ; says I to my old
woman, says 1,1 'spect I had better take
my umbril, and advanced on towards
Elggold, 'til I 'rived thar.
Well, the first thing I did when I got
thar was to take a drink of Buchanan
whiskey, which was monstrous good,
and Bays I to myself, says I,oId hoss you
feel better now, don't you V And while
I was advancing around Mr. Cole, he
came to me and says he, Uncle Buck,
says he, have you seen anything of our
neighbor Harris V Says I for why ?
Says he the old cock's got my umbril.
Arter a while I 'posited my vote, and
then Mr. Cole and me advanced on to
wards home, and Mr. Cole was tighter
than I ever seed him. -
And so we advanced along till we got
to whar the road and path forked, and
Mr. Cole and me tuck the path, as any
other gen tlemeu would, and after ad
vancing a while we arrived to old neigh
bor Harris, a settln' on a log with the
umbril under his arm, and 'bout that
tiaie Elijah Cassady (the prisoner) corn
ed up, and we advanced till we arrived
at Elijah's house. Elijah is my neffew
and likewise my son-in-law, he married
my darter Jane, which is next to my
darter Sally. Arter we had advanced to
Elijah's house, we stood In the yard
awhile a Jawln' and presently two
somebody's rid up on a hoss, which was
Johnston before and Whitfield Cassady
behind. Whitfield and Klah Cassady
being the same. Elijah and Klah is
brothers, both born In the nat'ral .way
like anybody's else's brothers 5 no gals
between 'em, and both of 'em is about
the same age, especially Klah, which
are the youngest.
Klah was drunk, and he and Mr. Cole
got to cussln one another about polltlx,
and I advanced in the house whar was
Elijah's wife, which is my darter Jane
which is next to my darter Sally. Well,
arter Jawln' awhile with 'em, my little
neffew says he to me, Uncle Buck, let's
go home; says I, good pop, bo we peg
ged on together, and I heard somebody
a callln' me, but I never tentloned 'em,
nor advanced back ; well, got home and
was eatin' my supper ,and Elijah, which
is my son-in-law, and married my dar
ter Sally, arrived j and Bays he to me,
Uncle Buck, I've killed a man. Says I,
the you have; and this is all I know
about the stabbing because I wa'nt
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