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MinnesotaGenerally fair tonight and
Bunday slightly warmer tonight eoutn-
Upper MichiganPartly cloudy tonight
and Sunday, with probably showers1 In
east and warmer in west portion tonight,
fresh southwest winds.
WisconsinGenerally fair and warm to
night and Sunday variable winds.
IowaGenerally fair tonight and Bun
day warmer In wes.t portion tonight,
North DakotaGenerally fair and warm
tonight and Sunday southerly winds.
South DakotaGenerally fair tonight
and Sunday warmer in east portion to
night southerly winds.
MontanaPartly cloudy tonight and
Bunday variable winds.
Thla morning's weather is clear in most
of the region between the Rocky moun
tains and the Mississippi. Bains have
fallen since yesterday morning in south
ern and eastern Minnesota, the lake re
gion, Missouri, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma
and from Michigan southward to the gulf.
Rain was still falling this morning at
Cairo and Cincinnati. It is somewhat
warmer than it was yesterday morning
in the vicinity of Lake Michigan, In Kan
sas, Nebraska, South Dakota and western
New York. T. S. Outram,
Weather Now and Then.
TodayMaximum, 66 degrees mini
mum. 66. Year AgoMaximum, 74 de
grees minimum, 59a
AROUND THE TOWN
BlshJop Edsall at Exoelelor.Rt. Rev.
S. C. Edsall, bishop of Minnesota, will
make an official visitation at Excelsior
and will conduct services in.Trinity Epis
copal chapel at 11 a.m.
Couldn't Locate tr Truth.Judge
Dioklnson dismissed an assault and bat
tery oharge against A. Bramer in police
court this morning beoause he thought
all the witnesses in the case were lying.
Bramer was acoused of beating Samuel
Brown, the 6-year-old son of Jacob Brown.
A North Dakotan "Touched."Jacob
Ebrecht of Jamestown, N. D was robbed
of his gold watch, and $160 in cash at
'a hotel on lower Nicollet avenue last
night. He suspected three young men,
whose description he gave to the police.
Detectives Brown and Crummy are de
tailed on the case.
Bankers' Union Woodmen's Quests.
iThe Modern Woodmen, thru Neighbor Al
lien, has extended to the Bankers' Union
of the World, thru their state manager,
Major Wyokoff, an Invitation to attend
the Woodmen's carnival now being held
,in te city. The B. U. W.'s have ac
cepted, and are much pleased with the
spirit of fraternalism shown.
1 Lowry Park Appraisers.Judge C. B.
Elliott" filed an order today appointing
Wallace R. Bartlett, H. A. Scrlver and
Titus Mareck appraisers to fix the value
,of the ground to be condemned for the
,new Lowry park. The appraisers wer
selected from districts which are little
affected by the park. Mr. Bartlett resid
ing south of Lake street, while Mr. Scrlver
and Mr. Mareck are from the East Side.
A Great River Trip.The Journal's St.
Croix river excursion next Wednesday of
fers, for $1, a great 120-mile trip, whi*h
cannot be duplicated for comfort of ar
rangements, beauty of scenery and all
around pleasure. See ad under "Amuse
ments" for full details. This is the only
excursion of the kind to be offered this
summer. Go and take your family and
friends. Go and enjoy seven hours of
delight on a charming river go and see
the interesting state prison. No over
loading. Plenty of room for limited num
ber of tickets sold.
MRS. MARSTON.-The funeral of Mrs.
Isabella C. Marston took place this after
noon from the home of her son-in-law,
Preston King, r*. ,Breezy Point, Dr. M.
D. Shutter officiating. Interment will Be
at Lakewood. The pallbearers were: W.
iG. Northup, A. C. Loring, John Crosby,
W^ 11. Lee, J. E. Northrtip, Luther Far
/r'lngton, W. A. Eggleston, Clarkson Llnd
ley, Morgan Brooks and D. P. Jones.
NICHOLAS STREITE, a private in
Company A, First regiment of Minnesota
volunteer infantry in the civil war, who
died in the hospital in Anoka, was buried
in the cemetery near the monument
'erected by the town of Anoka in honor
Of her soldier dead.
RALPH E. CLARKE, aged 32 years,
died today at Asbury hospital. He was
member of the Fifteenth Minnesota regi
ment. Funeral at 3 p.m. Monday from
the rooms of Amor & Co., 506 Second
avenue S. Interment at Lakewood.
SCHEME WAS NIPPED
XL J. Davenport's Name W as Used
Without His Knowledge.
A rather bald scheme has come to
light whereby a. company called the
Gibbons Bill Posting company is en
deavoring to get business.
A letter was received this morning
fcy L. N. Scott, purporting to be signed
(typewritten signature) by E. J. Dav
enport, secretary of the late county re
publican convention. The letter as
eerted that enclosed resolutions had
been approved and adopted by the
county republican convention.
The resolutions referred tp -were
supposed to have been passed by the
antitrust bill posters of Minneapolis
at a meeting held at" an unspecified
date at 319 Hennepin avenue. They
assert, in brief, that whereas a trust
of bill posters has been formed in
both St. Paul and Minneapolis, the
antitrust posters declared against the
combine and asked the county repub
lican convention also to declare
against it, and oppose party patron
age of the alleged trust.
Mr. Scott took the letter and in
closed resolutions to Mr. Davenport,
who says no such resolutions were
ever presented to the county conven
tion for approval that he never sent
the communication to Mr. Scott, and
that his name was so used without
his .knowledge or consent.
W N. W. PASSENGERS SAVED
Six of Those Rescued from the Norge
i Bound This Way.
Six of the twenty-five passengers of
the ill-fated Norge who were rescued and
landed at Thorshaven, Faroe island, yes
terday, were destined for the r^rthwest.
They were Johan Torgerson and Edwand
Torgerson, Spring Grove, Minn. Andrew
Kristensen, Dallas, Wis. Rolf J. Vaagen
sen and Olvar Vaagens^ Richardton,
N. D., and Jensenius M. Kristensen, Dal
Six of the passengers rescued were in
such exhausted condition that they were
unable to give their names. The others
were: Alfred E. Skildsen, Marianio Ras
missen, Alex Neilsen, Ole Eid, Martha
Eld, Sigurd Neilsen and Ruben Taubchin.
IN FRONT OF HER BASH.
If,.*- Philadelphia Public Ledger.
The Trite of an uptown doctor recently had as
a visitor a child of 5. a quaint, old-fashioned
youngster. The child's Bash came untied and
he asked ber host to tie it.
"Why, can't you tie it yourself?" she was
"No, ma'am." answered the child. ,-lt
"Because I'm in front of It."-
TIMBER TRESPASS i
SUITS BY STATE
ACTION IS BEGUN ON CASES JJONG
Several Cases of Actual Trespass Are
Charged, While Other Actions Are
to Collect Unpaid Balances on lag
ging Permits Log Purchasers
Following the investigation of the
state auditor's department, made by
the public examiner under legislative
instructions, suits were begun today
by the state against several prominent
logging operators for alleged trespass.
In each case it is charged that the
timber involved was taken as long
ago as the Dunn auditorship, and in
some cases today's legal action
'*v-y jjp'ni^'Xte^'v rv'i^M^i^^^M
negotiations looking tofol- a
The papers served today by Deputy
Sheriff George Loth cite the defend
ants to appear before Attorney-Gen
eral W. J. Donahower and show cause
why they should not pay for lumber
cut on state lands. In some of the
cases the state alleges that the virgin
timber was cut without permission
and in others that the timber was
purchased from the state under con
tract, but that only a part settlement
was made. The defendants have
twenty days to answer.
A joint summons was served on
Henry Brown, the Shevlin-Carpen
ter Co. and the Grand Rapids Log
ging company, in which it is al
leged that between November, 1899,
and April, 1900, they cut timber in
S Louis county without obtaining a
contract The state demands in pay
ment $2,084.40 and interest at 8 per
Similar complaint is made against
Henry F. Brown and the Shevlin
Carpenter company to recover $371.41
for other timber cut in St. Louis
The other complaint is against R.
H. Leach, Henry F. Brown and F. C.
Barrows, who, it ia alleged, made a
contract with the state for certain
cutting privileges in Itasca county,
agreeing to pay for all trees taken.
The total amount said to be due the
state was $1,842.09. Of this $945.90
was paid, but the defendants have re
fused to pay the balance.
George S. Eddy, of the Shevlln
Carpenter company, said this morning
that so far as his firm was concerned
it bore no direct relation to the tres
passes alleged. The logs involved
had been bought in good faith from
H. F. Brown, who had cut them, and
the Shevlin-Carpenter company was
simply made defendant as the final
holder of the property.
THE FILIPINOS ARE HERE
CARRIAGE RIDE AND DINNER
FOR THEM THIS EVENING
THEY ARE MEN O NOTE.
Two officials of the Philippines
Gervasio Unson, secretary of the prov
ince of Tabayas, and Alfredo Cascro,
presldente of Apinonax, a city in the
same provinceare being entertained
in St. Paul today, and late this after
noon will come to Minneapolis, as
guests of the Commercial club.
They are under escort of Colonel
.Gardener of oFrt Snelling, formerly
governor of one of the provinces. The
entertainment in Minneapolis will in
clude a carriage ride and a dinner at
the club. The Filipinos are members
of the Philippine commission which
is studying the United States.
This morning they were entertained
at Fort Snelling and at noon were
guests at an informal luncheon at the
St. Paul Commercial club. Present
at the luncheon were: Colonel Gar
diner, Senator Clapp, Congressman
Stevens, Governor Van Sant, Mayor
Smith, Thomas Cochran and The
ophilus Smith, president of the Com
mercial club. After the luncheon the
Filipino visitors were taken on an au
tomobile ride thru St. Paul.
Go on St. Croix Excursion
Next Wednesday. The only Journal
trip of the kind this season. See big
ad under amusements.
WEDDED AT LAST
Chicago Girl Followed Her Fleeing Lover
After pursuing her faithless lover,
Thomas Figord, nearly five thousand
miles, Miss Lena Jonassen was this morn
ing rewarded by becoming his wife. The
ceremony was performed by Judge El
Figord is employed by Franklin Lyon,
a fish dealer at 246 First avenue N, and
on his travels he met Miss Jonassen in
Chicago. The two became engaged, but
Figord tired of her and fled. His sweetr
heart followed him undaunted to New
York. He had just left for Minneapolis,
so she came on here, arriving last night.
She found him in a few hours.
LITTLE GIRL BLINDED
Ethel Anderson Loses One Eye by a
A small playmate threw a firecracker
in her face, "just to scare her," and lit
tle Ethel Anderson, aged 6, must go thru
life with only one eye. She was injured
at 826 Twenty-second avenue S July 4,
and the surgeons tried to save one of her
eyes. Inflammation set in and it was
found necessary to remove the injured
eye in order to save the other.
JOB KIIGHLI MAKES DENIAL
HIS ANSWER SAYS E DIDN'T AC-
CUSE QUIST O ASKING A $5,000
BRIBE. Joe Kiichli denies that he accused
C. A. Quist of asking him for a $5,000
bribe. When the latter was foreman
of a grand jury which threatened to
dig into certain municipal affairs,
Kiichli appeared on the scene and
was popularly supposed to have filed
charges against Quist. At any rate,
a new grand jury foreman was named
and Quist shortly sued Kiichli for
$10,000 damages, alleging that the de
fendant had accused him of soliciting
Today Kiichli's answer was served
on Quist. In it the defendant "denies
that any word spoken or statement
made to said Michael Breslauer of and
concerning the plaintiff was false or
malicious or in any sense defamatory
to the plaintiff, or that such words or
statements charged or implied that the
plaintiff had applied to the defendant
for a bribe of $5,000 or any other
Furthermore, the defendant alleges
that what he did say to Breslauer was
true and that It was said in good
faith and in confidence.
LONG BERRY SEASON
Even Temperature Keeps Small Fruit
Still In the Market.
"Cold and wet, berries yet." That is
the slogan of the truck drivers as they
cry their wares to the early morning
customer in the market, Sixth street
and Second avenue N. And true it is.
The local strawberry supply usually
ripens about the June 10 and contin
ues three weeks.
It rarely hapens that the season
lasts longer than July 4. It is almost
a week past the Fourth and the sea
son is still on and shows every sign of
lasting for some time.
The raspberry season, on the other
hand, is very slow in starting, in fact
being over a week late now and
scarcely under way. However, there
is a good prospect of a heavy crop
and a long season. The currants will
not be as heavy as usual, but there
will be a fair crop.
The cause assigned for the extended
season in berries, by the growers, is
that cold weather and continual
showers have produced an almost even
temperature for the past five weeks,
which has been almost ideal for the
HE HAD PREMONITIONS
Wedin Not Surprised When News
Came of Loss of Loved Ones.
Special to The Journal.
Little Falls, Minn., July 9.Martin
Wedin, whose wife and nine children
are reported lost in the Norge disas
ter, arrived in the city today from Du
luth, near which place he has been
working in the woods.
Wedin says he felt on the night of
the accident that all was not well
with his family and was not surprised
when he saw the account in the
papers. Two of the boys have since
been reported saved and the hope
that others will be found keeps the
bereaved man up.
He had worked in this country
twelve years with occasional trips
home and finally saved money enough
to send for his family and they were
to settle on a little farm in Elmdale,
Morrison county. .He went to Elm
dale today and will there await the
arrival of his boys.
FOR MORE POLICEMEN
Effort to Be Made to Increase Size of
At the next meeting of the board of
tax levy a determined effort will be
made to get a larger police force for
Minneapolis. It has been claimed for
some years that the force is entirely
too small and that it is due to the
property owners that they be given
The county's needs promise to be
greater this year on account of the
extra heat that will be required for
the newly finished parts of the court
Trio Caught In Chicago Confess to
Doing the Job.
Chicago, July 9.Truman H. Wll
kins, who is at the point of death
from a bullet wound, and Charles
Pheloyn and William Erwin have
confessed to the police that they
robbed the Northern Pacific train at
Bearmouth, Mont., recently. All
three told of $6,000 buried by them
Impression of a Philadelphia North American Caricaturist at the
Chicago ConventionNext to Mr. Lowry is, Tom Carter of
Montana, With Ex-Senator Thurston of Nebraska on the Ex-
MORE WANT OFFICES
W. H. McMullen, Louis Engawall and
P. C. Deming Seek Nominations.
W. H. McMullen this morning filed
his affidavit of candidacy for the re
publican nomination as county com
missioner in the first district.
Louis Engawall, a seventh ward
democrat,- filed for the aldermanic
Portius C. Deming filed late yester
day for the republican legislative
nomination from the thirty-ninth dis
"I think," said the manufacturer,
"it would be a good idea to advertise
this new brand of soap as being abso
"Don't do it, dad," protested his
son, who had recently graduated from
a school where advertising is taught
while you wait. "Make it 98 per cent
and the women will snap it up for a
'TOM" LOWRY AND HIS TILE.
TO SWEAT MONEY
OUT OF STUMPS
WETERHAUSER CAPITAL WIMJ
FIND UNIQUE INVESTMENT.
Company Already Operating a Small
Plant at Hinckley, Has Made a
Good Profit-Products Are Tur
pentine, Pine Tar and Pine Tar Oil.
Weyerhauser money is about to be
come interested in the scheme to
manufacture turpentine, pine tar and
pine tar oil from the stumps of cut
over timberlands in northern Minne
For some time a company has been
operating at Hinckley, Minn., with
considerable success. The company
pays $3 a cord for pine stumps, or
agrees to clear a man's land of stumps
in exchange for the stumps. But four
men are employed, and but two big
iron retorts operated, and these in the
open air. The profits, however, are
proving large. The Hinckley plant is
using 60 cords of stumps a month,
and securing a product of 600 gallons
of oil, 1,200 gallons of tar, and 900
gallons of turpentine, worth altogether
between $500 and $600. The expenses
are such as to leave a profit of from
$300 to $400 a month.
The Cloquet Lumber company,
owned by the Weyerhausers, has
about completed a deal to secure a
controlling interest in the Hinckley
plant, and then will enlarge the busi
ness and operate it on a large scale.
BOTH PARTIES REGOYER
PECULIAR TRESPASS CASE SET-
TLED BY THE SUPREME COURT
A peculiar trespass case has been
settled by the state supreme court,
which upholds a ruling of the Henne
pin county district court.
John Fleetham sued Dennis Ther
res for trespass on his property by
fifty-three of Therres" cows. Therres
in return, sued for the price of 260
gallons of milk which the cows must
have given during the time they were
on Fleetham's property. The court
rules Fleetham is indebted to Ther
res for $23.40 for the price of- the
milk, and that Therres Is indebted to
Fleetham $22 for damage caused by
Other cases decided by the supreme
HennepinWilliam J. McKenna,
appellant, vs. Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul Railway company, respond
ent. Order affirmed. Brown, J.
ger, respondent, vs. John O. Lan
pher, appellant. Order affirmed.
RamseyIn the matter of the es
tate of Maria Ryan, deceased, Michael
T. Ryan, administrator, appellant, vs.
Catherine E. Williams, as guardian,
respondent. Order affirmed. Doug
PAIR WEATHER AHEAD
So Says the We
MINNEAPOLlS0OURNAL.|^i^|gff!|3H^!|i^^ My 9
fair is prom- Weather bright a
ised for next week.'UThe storms of
yesterday and the tMy before have
passed by and the western portions of
Minnesota are bright and sunny. The
storm that struck Minneapolis came
from the southwest and only cut the
southeastern part corner of the state.
There are no storms moving east ex
cept one in Misouri. It is .not likely
to reach this far north.
Rain has fallen almost every day
this month. In six days the rainfall
footed up two inches.
NEW CAVALRY BARRACKS
More Improvements to Be Made at
The war department has decided to
build two new cavalry barracks west
of the bridge and overlooking Fort
Snelling. This will make two sets
of barracks, as new ones are to be
built also on the site of the old bar
racks at the bridge when torn down.
The buildings will be two stories
high, of brick, with slate roof, each
holding two troops of cavalry. They
will duplicate the new infantry build
ings at the fort.
Weighing Eighty Pounds Was Captured
by a Tide Gauge.
San Francisco Chronicle.
A devil fish has been caught under re
markable circumstances at Port Simpson
by George Rudge, the officer in charge
of the tide gauge, which was established
there in November, 1902, by the tidal and
current survey branch of the department
of marine and fisheries, Ottawa.
The gauge is a small self-registering in
strument placed in a sheltered box on a
wooden column or table well made of a
plank placed against the side of the wharf.
This well is about 15 inches square and
extends from about three feet above the
top of the wharf to five or six feet below
the level of the low water. The well is
made watertight to keep out the wave
motion, with the exception of a small in
let in one side near the bottom one-half
an inch in width. This admits the water
and also keeps out all foreign matter that
might interfere with the working of a
six-inch copper float which is suspended
inside. This float is attached to one end
of a copper cord which passes over th9
pulley wheel of the instrument and on the
other end is a counter weight of lead.
For several weeks last December this
cord was continually breaking and much
of- the record of the tides was lost. Think
ing that something must be catching the
float as it rose and fell with the tide, the
observer in charge was ordered to open
the top of the column and ascertain the
trouble. Instead of finding something pro
jecting from the side of the well he dis
covered a devil fish trying to climb up
the sides. This at once explained the
breaking of the wire. The octopus was
evidently catching the float and breaking
the copper cord.
After two hours' hard fighting the octo
pus was anally fished out onto the wharf
by means of spears. Its weight was eighty
pounds, and the arms were from eight to
nine feet In length. The question is, how
did the octopus get there? The only open
ing was the one-half inch inlet at the bot
tom of the well. The devil fish must have
got in when very small and kept on grow
ing until he became strong enough to do
the damage mentioned.
The gauge has only been in operation
one year, and, supposing the fish to have
been washed in when first placed there,
its growth at that rate is about eighty
pounds a year. Another puzzle is what
the devil fish lived on.
Go on St. Croix Excursion
Next Wednesday. The only Journal
trip of the kind this season. See big
ad under amusements.
.u,-, From the London Tit-Bits.
FootmanA newspaper reporter wishes to in
terview you, sir.
Great ManDid you tell him I was hoarse
could hardly speak?
FootmanCertainly, sir. But he assures me
he would only ask questions which you could
answer by a nod or shake of the head.
Great ManTell him I bare a stiff neck,
AT GOTHAM ZOO
POISONOUS REPTILES ARE AN
EXTREMELY TOUCHY LOT.
Some of Those Who Are Boarding at
the Expense of the New York Zoo
Puffers and Other Strange Fish.
(Photographs Copyright, 1904, by the
New York Zoological Society.)
New York Tribune.
As truly as in the case of those who
enter the cages of the lions and tigers
in the new lion house at the Zoological
garden in The Bronx do those who en
ter the cages of the snakes in the rep
tile house, to clean the glass fronts
and otherwise care for them, take
their lives in their hands. A snake is
lightninglike in his attacks, and no
one passes the sliding doors of the
cages of the poisonous snakes and
the great boa constrictors alone. At
least two men, one to watch the head
of-the snake while the other does the
necessary work, go in together. In
the case of some deadly cobras it is
rare that any one enters the compart
ments which they occupy.
The Unpleasant Cobra.
The king cobra, being the largest
of the poisonous snakes, is the most
deadly. Its poison contracts the mus
cles of the chest and the victim is
strangled. Death results within from
eight to twenty minutes in the case of
a man. This snake reaches a length
sometimes of thirteen feet. The one
on exhibition in Bronx park is eleven
feet long. The keepers give him credit
for being keener than any of the other
serpents. He does not become excited
in the face of an enemy, as does the
moccasin, which will strike at any
thing it sees moving when it becomes
alarmed. Awaiting a favorable mo
ment, he darts his head forward with
THE PUFFER PUFFED UP.
ilghtninglike speed, and the fangs are
buried in the flesh of his victim. Mus
cles within the head press upon the
sacs of poison, and it is injected thru
the ducts in the fangs into the flesh at
the will of the cobra. In the open
he approaches the enemy with his
head raised high in the air, only about
two-thirds of his body on the ground.
Traveling faster than a man can run,
he finally overtakes him, and when
within exact striking distance he
shoots his head forward and into the
bare, brown calf of the native's leg.
The king cobra is a cannibal, living
upon snakes. The one at the Zoologi
cal Gardens dines once a week upon
a blacksnake about five and one-half
feet long and almost as large around
as one's wrist. It is fed to him dead,
but the cobra follows his customary
habit in preparing to eat it just as if
it were alive. As soon as it is thrown
in to him he grabs the part nearest
at hand in his mouth. His first busi
ness is to Jtill his prey, and his method
of doing this is to inject poison, so
he bites instantly. Then he gradually
works his head to the head of the vic
tim, always on the watch for an at
tack from his prey. Once at the head
he begins to gorge it down head first.
Now is the keeper's opportunity to
MOUTH OF A MANATEE.
Its owner died at the Aquarium in
enter the cage if it is necessary for
him to do so. If the blacksnake
should chance still to be In possession
of his restless life, there may be a
brief conflict, which can only have
one termination. The cobra's fangs
sink deeply into the middle of the
blacksnake's lustrous body. Around
sweeps the head of the prey, a vicious
glitter in his eye, the poison working
in his veins. In turn he plunges his
fangs into the cobra's side, but they
lack the venom of the adversary.
Quick as a flash the quick-witted cobra
releases his hold upon the body and
has taken a fresh grip upon the
blacksnake's throat just behind the
head. This Is the beginning of the
latter's end. Already he is weakening
under the influence of the poison, and
goon relaxes his hold. In a few mo
ments he is dead.
How the Cobras Were Caught.
Both cobras were secured at the
same time from an animal dealer in
Greenwich street at a reduced price,
because Mr. Ditmars and Mr. Snyder,
his assistant, were willing to go into
the room where they were kept and
take them out themselves. This room
was as crowded with tangles of
snakes as any of Dore's pictures of
Dante's "Inferno." There were five
kinds loose in the room, which was
only fourteen feet square. They were
three king cobras, several pythons, a
number of coachwhips and pine and
bull snakes. Before going to the
room the men provided themselves
with two dress suit cases, two gunny
sacks and a stick about the size of a
broom handle, with a narrow strip
of chamois at one end, so arranged
that it could be quickly pulled up
around the throat of a snake. Armed
with this simple equipment, they
went to the animal dealer's and were
taken upstairs to the door of the
snakeroom. The animal dealer's at
tendant unlocked the spring padlock
and opened the door. The two men
entered, carrying their paraphernalia.
About the room were shelves and
boxes on, in and under which the
snakes could hide. The first sound
they heard was the snap of the spring
padlock behind them, then they heard
the rattle of the attendant's footsteps
on the stairs as he went down to the
floor below. They were locked in,
with no one near at hand to release
them! A coachwhip glided across the
floor immediately in front of them.
Holding the gunny sack In front of
them, they stepped cautiously for
ward into the room. Where were the
cobras? Would they spring out from
some unexpected hiding-place? Or
would it be necessary to poke for
them with the stick? They crept
along below a shelf on which lay a
22-foot python. The python lowrA/i
Piano Biiyiiig Madf Easy
That's what the Foster & Waldo Plan'of selling pianos
means. Every piano marked in plain figures with its one fixed
price. This price is the lowest that spot cash buying in quan-
tities will admit of. We offer the cream of the piano world to
choose fromthe Steck, Hardman, Krakauer, McPhail, Ster-
ling and "Crown." We have the right pianos and the right
prices now isn't it right that you should investigate the Fos-
ter & Waldo Plan before deciding on your piano. It will save
you $50 to $150. Cash or easy payments.
his head curiously, and his tongue
piayed about them like heat light
ning. Across the room was a tank.
Toward this they moved cautiously.
Perhaps the cobras were in the tank.
At last, reaching it, one of them, with
the utmost caution, peered over into
it. There were no cobras, for a 25-
foot python was coiled up in it. With
the gunny sacks still in front, they
poked under the box and behind it.
The cobras were there. They came
out. Reaching over the sack, the
noose was adjusted and quickly
slipped over the head of one. He was
tumbled into one of the sacks arid
put in one of the suit cases. Then
another was caught in the same way.
Fortunately, the difficulty in escap
ing from this den of latent death was
less than expected. Reaching the
door, they pounded on it. The at
tendant down stairs heard the noise,
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and, recollecting that he had locked
the two men inside, he hurried up
and opened the door. Had one of the
pythons coiled himself about either of
the men, or had one of the cobras
launched himself upon them, they
never would have come forth from
the room alive.
The other day the anaconda which
a few months ago gave birth to a
large number of young, was lying in
her tank, but in such a position that
the outlet pipe of her tank could not
be plugged up. The keeper carefully
put his cap over her head, gently
shifted her head to another position,
moved the fold of her body which lay
over the opening, inserted the plug,
replaced the fold and her head in
their original position, and then re
moved his cap. Apparently she had
paid no attention to his action.
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In cleaning the cages of the smaller
poisonous snakes, such as the copper
heads, the rattlesnakes and the moc
casins, a board between two and three
feet wide is used to protect the clean
er. The snake is got in one corner
and the board placed across it.
Even the darkening of the corner
does not always serve its purpose.
One day the diamond backed rattler
nearly caught Mr. Snyder. On an
other occasion Mr. Snyder was struck
by the poison of the fer de lance. An
hour previous he had been assisting
in moving big snakes and the exer
tion had left him warm and the pores
open. Within a couple of minutes
after the poison fell upon his hand
one of his elbows began to itch. A
rash and blisters like mosquito bites
appeared. Three or four minutes
later he was covered with the rash and
the blisters. Hastening out, he ap-
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A week of travel
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and a weak on
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plied antidotes externally and in
ternally, and the next day was ready
to return to his work. "I suppose
some day our time will come," says
The Horned Toad.
An interesting little reptile is the
fly-eating horned toad. Like the
sphinx, there is a mystery about him.
It has been said of him that when
angry he would eject jets of blood
from his eyes. Mr. Ditmars and others
in this city have experimented with
a thousand of these without being able
to find one which would do this.
The Sea Cow.
At the aquarium, which also is un
der the control of the New York Zoo
logical society, the keepers have noth
ing to fear from their exhibit*. One
of the largest, a manatee, or sea cow.
A PUFFER IN HIS TANK.
which in this case was a sea 'bull, died
a few months ago. This specimen
came from Florida, where, until re
cently, the species decreased so rapid
ly in numbers that there was fear
that it would .be come extinct. The
manatee is a queer-looking animal,
with a mouth pronouncedly animal.
One of the queerest fish at the
aquarium is the puffer, or globe fish.
The visitors seldom have an oppor
tunity to observe the strange charac
teristic which he possesses of puffing
himself up into a ball. This he does
only when alarmed. Then he sets his
little pump at work, and while one ia
saying Jack Robinson he is filled with
water or air, as the case may be.
Doubtless this is his method of de
fending himself from the habit some
larger fishes have-of swallowing smalU
HORNED TOAD AT THE BRONX ZOO.
It has been alleged that this little reptile can eject drops of blood from his eyes*
er ones whole. He would be as un
comfortable a dose as a bony fishball
or a chestnut burr.
A story is told of some New York
fishermen who landed a netful of
them in their boat and were suddenly
surprised at the marvellous draught
of fishes they had taken. The boat
almost instantaneously was filled with
a new, round species which over
flowed into the sea.
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The little follow was extremely fond of dough
nuts. Ills eyes spnrkled when his grandmother
set a plate of them on the table the night of his
arrival at the farm. Frankle did not eat much
until the doughnuts were passed, then he eagerly
seized one in onch chubby hand.
"Why, Franklo," whispered his mother, re
provingly, "you hnve taken two doughnuts!"
"1 know it, ma," he whispered back, with a
longing glance ut the plate, "and if 1 had fra
hands' I'd taken free.
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