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ALLFODR LEGS GUILTY.-
A. Million Dollar Lawsuit Over a
OUTCOME OF A l'AKSCE CUSTOM.
Four Millionaire Intllnn Merchants,
All Brother, Make n l'ricntllj tp
jienl So the I.aw Weclile the
Stranrccf Cae on Stecoru".
The hcuso of Manockjce, Poonjr-vjc' A.
Co. is odc ol the oldest in .ill India, says
"tho San Francisco Examiner. Ilsmenibcrs
are all Parsees. Now, to the occidental '
this fact may seem very insignificant but '
not so to ono who has ever ron!(3eil in tho '
orient, for in all the four quarters of tho .
globe there are no greater juercliHiits than
this most peculiar wet. The wary TurK,
the sly Chinese anil the clever Armenian
all have their claims as shrewd mercan
tile men, but none should be mentioned
in the same breath with tho Pardee. lie is
tho acknowledged king of-merchants.
One of the peculiarities of their business
methods is the fact thatall property-owned
by a firm must bo carefully designated
and, if possible, segregated, in order that
if a loss occur through the negligence of
any member of tho firm the rest may not
suffer for tho faults of the other-.
Tho ancient liouo of Manockjce, Poon
jeajee & Co. is situated in Borah Bazaar
Street fort, Bombay, and it is claimed by
the members of tho present firm that their
ancestors havo cariicd on the same busi
ness, with a few modifications to meet the
necessities of tho European trade, formoio
centuries than tho United Suites lias licen
known to tho map of the world. The linn
is made up of four partners, and their
"BKOTlIKIt, THIS IS Sl'IlIXY A GOOD OMKN.''
counting room and ono of their ware
houses aro in this building. This particu
lar storeroom contains only the silks and
other precious stuff" for which tho house
is noted in trade all over the world.
One day there strayed iuio the counting
houso where the four sedate and dignified
merchants sat smoking their pipes in tho
solemn silence so common to tho prosper
ous oriental merchant a pretty white kit
ten. Iittlo attention Was paid to pussy
until she had made the round of tho room,
rubbed her soft fur agniust tho leg of each
member of tho firm and finally walked do
murely over to the great strong box which
stood in ono corner. Ilere she paused for
a moment and seemed to critically cx
amino its fastenings. The animal seemed
qnite satisfied with tho construction of iho
safe, and when sho had again reached tho
door side sho mado a playful leap, rapped
tho bunch of keys with lier velvetlike paw,
stretched herself comfortably bcsldo the
door and began to pur a littlo catlike,
song, looking at tho four partners with an
expression which seemed to say: "Xow,
gentlemen, you may rest perfectly secure.
I will assume all tho responsibility of this
"Brothers," exclaimed ono of tho party,
"this is surely a good omen. Unbidden
this pretty littlo creature conies in to our
place of business. Without ceremony she
introduces heiself to each member of the
firm. Xeil sbottamiues our property to
see if wo arc solvent and in good standing
with the world of trade. May this not bo
a visitation from heaun, disguised "in
strange form? Let us adopt tho littlo
stranger and give it a homo in tho grca
house of Manockjce, Poonjeajee & Co.
Should wo refuse her shelter it is possible
wo offend tho Deity. What say you, my
good brothers? Suppose wo take tho littlo
thing, and in order that tho good or ill
fortune it may bring be equally divided
we will consider it ono of the assets of the
Ann. Now, how shall wedivido the own
ership of tho animal!'" .
"Oh, well," exclaimed the others, "we
will follow the regular precedent of our
people. You, Manockjce, may claim tho
left foro leg, I will take tho right, and so
du till tho cat is equally divided. Is this
arrangement satisfactory to all?"
There being no objection to this modo
of distribution, it was so agreed. The
bookkeeper was called into tho counting
house, and the ownership of tho cat was
duly entered on the" books of the firm as
"ono of its assets, eilch quarter of tho ani
mal being designated as tho property'of
some individual member of tho firm.
All went well with 'tho houso of Ma
nockjce, Poonjeajeoo; Co. for a year or so,
and pussy became a great favorite with
tho whole household. It was often re
marked by different members that they
had certainly mado no mistako when they
adopted the stray littlo kitten, for surely
never for centuries had the great houso
been so prosperous. Trade with tho west
had almost doubled. Connections had
been established in parts of North and
South America, all of which were success
ful. Yen, there could bo no mistake, ths
kitten had been a harbinger of good luck.
Pome time during tho month of Deccni-
Small Pills for JBig Ills like
I INDIGESTION I
I CONSTIPATION I
I BILIOUSNESS f
10 cents and 25 cents Druggists.
ber, 1S7, while puss was playing In the
street in tront of the store, its" attention
was distracted by somo littlo moving ob
ject, and it did not notice a bullock curt
coming from an opposite direction. In a
moment poor kit was under the heavy
wheels, and, before it could extricate it
self, ono white paw was crushed and bro
ken. Tho accident was witnessed from
tho store by two members of the firm, who
rushed wildly into the street to save their
They carried tho suffering cat into the
counting room and carefully examined its
injuries. It was found that tho bones of
thclcft foro leg vvrre broken and that the
animal was in great pain. "Wo must
sendfor a doctor," said one. "Of course,"
was the quick response of all the others;
"but first let us consider whose, portion of
tho"cat has been injured."
This was easily settled. The left fore
leg of the cat belonged to Manockjce, so
it was the duty of Manockjce to send for
tho physician and foot the bill.
A doctor w;n accoidingly sent, for and
did all in his power to rclijo tho suffer
ings of the injured animal. The leg was
wrapped in bandages soaked in turpentine
liniment, nnd regulaily each day tho doc
tor made his professional call at tho great
houso to hasten the recovery of the mascot.
But it is no easy matter to weld a broken
bone when a cat is tho patient. Pussy
would put her foot to the ground onco l:i
nwhilo and undo all the work of her doc
In thaearly part of January, 1838, the
cat was walking alxmt over the tables and
desks of tho counting room when !he over
turned a lighted lamp. The llamo from
tho lamp ignited tho turpentine with
which tho bandages wcie conked, and
pussy flew in terror through tho counting
room into tho warehouse. The agony of
tho burning k-mdage about the leg kept
tho poor beast going at top speed, evident
ly hoping to find relief in somo of the Ming
corners among the bales of silk, whero she
hal taken many a quiet nap on other oc
casions. Before help could-bo summoned
the great warehouse, with its valuable
contents, was in flames, and three hours
after only the big iron .safe marked tho
spot where once stowl the old, old house
of Manockjce, Poonjeajee & Co.
The paituers took thtir loss with all tho
stoical forbearance of tho eoirmed fatal
ist.. All things were ordained in the be
ginning. This was merely a decree of fate.
So they bowed deferentially to fate and
calmly proceeded to rebuild upon the rnins.
But now camo the important question
of settling for loss.
Who was at fault? A business meeting
of tho firm was held, and it was soon de
cided by tho other three partners that tho
wholo damage was caused by tho burning
bandago wrapped about tho left foreleg of
the cat. That left foro leg was tho indi
vidual and separate property of Slanock
jee, which made decision an'casy matter.
Of course Manockjce was responsible for
the destruction of the warehouse. There
was no loom for doubt.
Although Manockjce did not disputo
this assertion outright, still he asked for
time to reflect before irssuniing tho entiro
At last ho asked his partners if they
would object to a friendly suit in tho
courts to decide for cert.iinty just whero
tho blame should bo lodged. "In this
maimer, " said he, "wo may settle tho
matter for all time, and it will Icavo no
room for hard feelings."
This was agreed to, with tho following
somewhat strange result:
The ease was piesentcd fairly and with
out prejudice, llanockjeo hail retained
one of tho brightest pleaders before the In
dian bar, and, through his shiewd efforts,
tho judgo handed down tho following re
"Tim cat, being owned severally by four
men, each being proprietor of a designat
ed section of the animal, overturned a
lamp and set flro to a bandage on Iho left,
foro leg. The cat in fright ran Into tho
warchouso and communicated thu lire to
"What Miss 3Aicy A. Heifer, a
trained nur.e of eight years' experi
ence and ii graduate of the Homeo
pathic Hospital of Minneapolis.
Mitui., here says of Paine celery
compound vitally concerns every
suffering- woman :
-I am glad to testify to the merits
of Paine's Celery Comound especial
ly as a tonic in cases of convales
cence. I have noticed very satisfac
tory results with patients under my
care when Paine's Celery Compound
The above endorsement is corro
borated by the experience of Mrs.
"We have been' using your Paine's
Celery Compund in the Xasjarene
Home for some months,'and it is with
creat pleasure that I can say that our
aged people have invariably been ben
efitted by its u.-e. T have been using
it myself, an has also my niece, and
there has been a marked impiova
ment in our health. I was very much
run-down after the winter's hard
work, but am feeling very much bet
ter- I have recommended it to a
number of friends, ofitpideof the Home
and' they, too, have been gteatly
ideated with the results. We shall
never be without it in the Home."
Mrs. M. A. Haselton, Manager Xa;:a
rene Home, 2032-2034 Columbia live.,
Mrs. Chandler, President or the
Society for theJ'roinotioii of Health,
Chicago, 111., says:
"Too constant application to work
has at times caused sick and nervous
headaches, very persistent and pain
ful. At such times Paine's Celery
Compound has afforded me quick re
lief and I know of nothing that will
take its place." Lucinda B. Chand
ler. tho goods stored therein.
"Held, that the owner of tho section of
the cat which included the bandaged leg
is not responsible for tho damage caused
by the fire, because tho three other owners,
proprietors of the three other legs, were
guilty of contributory negligcnco in that
it was by tho assistance of tho legs owned
by them that tho cat was enabled to run
into the warehouse and spread the flames.
Judgment for defendant."
William Murphy, when lecently arrest
ed on the Bowery in New York city, had
in his possession a pair of steel knuckles
provided with spikes an "inch 'and a half
iiui:phy's deadly knuckles.
Amg, resumbling tho metal gaffs, or spurs,
attached to game chickens when they
fight in tho cockpit. A good blow would
drive ono of the spikes through a man's
brain. Murphy had boasted that ho would
never be taken alive, evidently relying
upon his steel knuckles'to savo hiiu -from
, tho liolice. He was as meek as a lamb,
however, when arrested.
1 Stockings made from human hair are
wcrn by Cliins.se fishermen as the best
preventive of wet feet. Theyure drawn
over ordinary, cottou stockings, beina
too rough for putting near the skin
'Be. Prepared !
I he bearing xf
' children is not
such a -.ery se
rious ordeal to
the woman who
is prepared. If
ly soothing and
ment, be faith
fully used dur
ing the period
there will be little morning sickness or
nervousness, the critital hour will be rc-
I Iievcd of much pain, and labor will be
brief. Recuperation will bo rapid, and
an atter-uangcrs win be avoided.
Sold by druggists for$l a bottle.
SBND FOR OUR rKKK 1104JK Oti THU SUBJECT.
fHE BRAHFIELD REGULATOR CO., Atlanta, G.
Indians Who Have Never Lost
Their Haughty Spirit.
KATAGE ASD UXCOXOUERABLE.
Hon- Tlier Ilaic Been .Moi c J From
rincc to PInee Tlieir Aid to the
British In tae Revolutionary Wur
miu Defeat by IVnync. '
A detachment of Wi:ir.c,b.igo Indiana
will appear in all their native savagery at
the St. J.ouis exposition next September,
s-jy. The Pest-Dispatch of that city. When
America was discovered, there were three
grand divisions of tho red race dominant
ever what ,"s now the United States. Of
thee tiie Algonquin division ruled over
tho central part of the country. For many
years tho Winnebagoes wero the most pow
erful tribe in this division and kept in
WIBKKBAGO HUB DANCE.
subjugation the surrounding tribes, exact
ing trilmtoand in every way exerting their
superiority. For mora than lOO.years tho
Wffinebngoes rcigired supreme. They were
fearless warriors, haughty and defiant.
Xo power seemed great enough to break
their hold upon tho tributary tribes.
From masters they became tyrants and op
pressors, and the incvitablo camo.
A grand coalition of smaller tribes was
formed against them. There was a gen
eral and preconcerted uprising through
tho middle west, and the tributary Indians
marched against tho capital of the Winne
bago country, not far north of where Chi
cago now is, and for years a war of exter
mination was raged. Tho Winnebagoes
wen: cut down in the zenith of their glory,
their braves were scattered, their homes
destroyed, and their name became a by
word and a hissing."
But, although plunged into insignifi
cance and disgrace, they never lost their
haughty spirit, ever their strongest char
acteristic. This was trno to such an extent that
when tho powerful tribe of Illinois Li
dians.attempted to interfere in behalf o'
their unfortunate brothers tho Winneba
goes resented it and refused tho slightest
aid. This ingratitude so fired tho Illinois
Indians that they sailed into the Winneba
goes1ooii afterward and killed fiOO of their
During tho Revolutionary war the In
dians lent aid to tho British. -Their tur
bulent spirit was not easily quelled, and
at tho conclusion of peace they took an ao
tivc part in tho Miami war in Ohio, which
was finally put down by "Mad" Anthony
Wayne, the famous fighting general pf the
Tho ever present willingness of tho Win
nebagos to light mado them easy prey to
tho wiles of Tecunisch during tho war of
After the closo of that conflict tho tribo
lied for somo timo in comparative quiet
and increased in number:; to about 5,000.
In 1820 rich mines, chiefly copper, were
discovered on their lands, and this set in
a flood of white immigration. This arous
ed tho Indians, and several white men
were killed. For this offense Bed Bird,
one of their suhchiefs, and three others
were held responsible. For several months
they eluded arrest, but were captured by
a detachment of United States soldiers.
All four Indians were tried, convicted and
Bed Bird, who was a typical Winne
bago, is described as a remarkably flno
specimen of Indian manhood. He was 0
feet in height, weighed 100 pounds and
was erect and agile. His ntiso was long
and thin and his eyes black and piercing.
His hair was shining black and hung to
After his execution tho Winnebagoes
ceded their lauds to the government for
l thers farther west and received also many
goods and an annuity
Tho effect of this movo upon tho tribo
was bad. They became slothful and un
settled, acquiring many of the habits of
tho homeless, roving Indians common at
that timo. The ground they had was un
fit for cultivation. DIseaso and want
killed many, but the government said
they must remain.
In 1830, howovcr, national officials rcc-'
ognized tho extremity of tho situation and
ordered the removal of tho Winnebagoes to
Minnesota. There they again prospered,
but had lived there only nine years when
tho Sioux war broke out. Although tho
Winnebagoes were friendly, their presence
was considered a menace to tho safety of.
tho white inhabitants of tho vicinity, and
again tho poor Indian was ordered to
This time they were sent to tho north
ern part of Dakota, to tho "Bad Kinds,"
where lawless Indians wero exiled. The
place was superlatively bad. Thcro was
no water, tho ground was stcrilo and tho
climate ununited to them. Many snfTcred
death at the hands of hostile Indians. In
three years starvation and sickness killed
half of tho tribe. In 1800, when they were
allowed to move to a reservation in Sn
braska, thoy, tho descendants of a people
who onco could call (iO.OOO braves to bat
tle, numbered only 1,222.
Life was commenced anew under t ho
supervision of a government agent, and
tho Indians attempted to gain a liveli
hood. Reforms were instituted, although
it is not n mutter of record that thoy wero
particularly welcomed by tho Indians.
Ono of theso reforms provided that tho
JW M'u r3i
there is the
It never fails
and effectually, and, more than
that, it-does its work while you do yours.
Beware of the many imitations made
to sell on the reputation of "Allcocks.1'
When, you buy Allcock's 'ou obtain
absolutely the best plaster made.
oluco of chief'should bo elective. This
enabled Black Hawk to bee omo chief of
tho Winnebagoes. Ho has tho name, but
neither the nationality nor the greatness
of the original Black Hawk, who belonged
to the Sac and Fox tribe.
DUEL WITH PITCHFORKS
Hoir Two ChienKo Milkmen Settled n
Modern weapons have taken from
many of his. instinctive weapons, but in
time of need ho seems to reivch for a sub-
stitute, for spear or club, just as his an
cestors of tho stone age might have done.
This instinct is given as the reason for a
fierce duel which was recently fought in
Horace Scott and Edwaid Zikmond,
rival milk dealers, quarreled over the
right of way in an alley. Scot, a negro,
picked up a pitchfork and threatened his
white rival, saying that he would speai
him if ho did not movo his team.
Zikmond ran into a stable and returned
with another pitchfork. Then began a
fiorce battle betw eon the men, each trying
to stal) the other with tho sharp tines.
The handle of the white man's weapon
was shoircr than that wielded by Scott,
and the negro foiced tho advantage.
Suddenly Zikmond turned and ran.
Scott had hardly begun to jeer at tho sup
posed retreat when tho white man wheel
ed, poised his pitchfork as a harpoonei
might a spear and launched it full at the
Scott had no time to dodge. Tho weap
on flew true, and ono of tho prongs of
tho fork passed through his heart. In
spite of the wound ho was ablo to with
draw tho fork and walk into a stable be
fore he "died.
Cupiil't Oild I)eiee.i.
A famous performer on tho trapeze pro
posed to his wifo when thoy were swing
ing in midair from tho same bar, and in a
recent shipwreck an Australian named
Hiinncn wis so much struck by the cour
age and beauty of a young governess who
escaped ill tho same boat as himself that
before they were rescued ho had secured
her promiso to bo his wife.
One of tho mast ingenious devices ever
resorted to by a bashful swain secured a
charming-wife for Prince (afterward czar)
Nicholas of Russia. Tho young prince
was so smitten by the beauty of Princess
Charlotte, daughter of hi- host, Frederick
William III of Prus-ia, that ho determined
to lose no time in making her his wife.
During a court dinner, when he was
seated next to bis prospective bride, he
took a ring from his linger and, burying
it in a pi?co of bread, passed it to her unseen-,
Tho hidden messenger of Cupid did
its work well, for -when tho young prin
cess rose from the table sho was wearing
tho ring which pledged hr to tho future
czar. St. Louis Post-Hi- utch.
Wnnleil n Soft Snnp.
A candidate for coroner received the
followinj letter frum :i prospective
"IJnrse Ben, I benb you a-runnin fer
coroner. Now, I want ter vote fer you,
en vote fer yon I will, ef you'll gimme
deployment afterwards. I can't stan' np
much or git romi' Ink I use tcr 'count
er de rheumatism, en what I wants is
u ;3sy job, ter set on tie dead mens!"
The Slow OneH. .
"If you were a man," add tho bashful
youth to tho vivacious girl, "and you
wanted to propose to a girl, would you
study the forms in a book on etiquette?"
"WelJ," sho replied thoughtfully, "look
ing at it from ono point of view, that
might not bo a had plan."
"From one point of view?" he repeated
"Yes; n book of ctiquctto would show
you some of tho methods you should
ovoid." Chicago Post.
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wonderful cures made by Dr. Kil
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It is the great medical triumph of
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after yews of .scientific research by
Dr. Kilmer, the eminent kidney and
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Swamp-Hoot has been tested in so
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that a special arrangement has been
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Timks-Dkmookat who have not al
ready tried it, may have n sample
bottle sent free by mail, also a book
telling more about Swlunp-Itoot and
how to find out if you have kidney or
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reading this generous oiler in tho
Akron Daily DnsiocitAT and send
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fifty cent and ono dollar Hizcs aro sold
by all first-class druggists.
pain may be,
place for an
to perform its work
.LIVING UP A TREE.
Unique but Comfortable Aliotlc of an
Ccccntric T)uto!L Huron.
Baron van Hvusscn lives near tho Houso
in tho Wood at The Hague, the meetin;
nlaco of tho pence conference. Tho baron's
nbodo is a shanty 10 feet high, 8 feet broad
and 10 deep, standing 15 feet abovo tho
ground among tho branches of n mighty
oak in the thickest part of the forest.
I Baron van Hvusscn says his houso is cool
, ' . l' .' n"
roof and not too cold in winter. He
wouldn't exchange it for any palace in
Ho reaches it by ladder, but nobody elso
does, as ho has no friends and is not on
vising terms with his relatives. When ho
leaves Ms refugo to walk among tho trees
or to fetch fiod or water, ho lets down his
ladder drawbridge and immediately pulls
it upagain by a special-contrivance. When
he is at home, tho ladder is always up, and
no amount of calling, shouting or other
BARON VAN UYUSSEN LEAVING HIS UNIQUE
noise can luako tho baron lower it or per
suade him to poke his head out of tho door.
When, 15 years ago, he moved up among
the trees, tho servants ho then employed
brought to tho nest a small folding bed, a
rocking chair, a tiny table, a cooking
stovo and a safe. These things aro known
to bo in tho shanty whether there is any
thing more, besides tho baron's llprco
w.itchdog, nobody knows.
It is surmised, however, that Van
Hyusseu keeps much money, gold and sil
ver on hand, for ho is a miser. Passcrsby,
it is said, often hear tho click click of coins
coining from the leafy dome. On such oc
casions tho baron is supposed to bo count
ing over his treasure, but whether this
Mirmiso is true is a question. Perhaps ho
is merely trying his gun. Shooting is the
only pleasu re he allows himself, and, be
ing tho owner of the forest where ho lives,
lie provides all the meat for his table.
Wonderful stories are in circulation re
specting this man's skill as a crack shot.
May bo that is one reason why ho never yet
was molested by burglars or robbers.
"I used to think that possibly I wa6
doing somebody nn injustice," said the
Chinese emperor. "Bnt I may as well
face the gloomy trntli."
"What's the matter J"
"I am nt last convinced that the em
press dowager has serions designs on my
"What has happened?"
"She has commanded me toniupire a
baseball game between the attaches of
the Iinssinn and British legations."
ltielie or I'rlnon AVuIt Vox !!!m.
Manager Does it take you nn honr
to go around the corner, sir?
Office Boy Please, air.a man dropped
a half a dollar in the gutter.
Manager And it took yon all this
timp to get it ont?
Office Boy Please, sir, I had to wait
till tho man had gone away.
The manager concluded tho lad was,
if anything, too sharp. Stray Stories.
Tho doctors had consulted; it was ap
pendicitis. "Shall wo operate?"
Tho sufferer glared up into their
"Hoi" ho cried savagely.
For, strange to say, thero are persons
in the world to vlioni life is dearer than
social prestige. Detroit Journal.
Some of the Difficulties of Gov
erning the Island.
TEOFITOCHACOX AXD HIS RECORD.
lie AVns Oflivlnl Executioner For An
tonio Jlneeo Durlns: the Wnr iuid I"
Snhl to Hm e lvilleil One Iluiulrctl
nnil Sixty-three Iri"ioner.
Tho gang of bandits recently captured
In Cub. by United States authorities do
not like prison life. Several are leaders
of separate bands, and seven, of them are
scoundrels of the blackest reputation. Tho
latter are Francisco Diegucz. Nicolas
Martinez, Lorenzo Matamoro, Pedro Diaz,
TEOFITO CHACON, FOBMKKLY CUBAN EXECU
TIONER, now in rnisoN roi: robbery.
Teofito Chacon (by somo called Truucon),
Antonio Lopez and Damien Rodriguez.
Diegucz, who is confined in tho same
cell whero Lieutenant Hobson was held a
prisoner, has the general reputation of be-
mg the ringleader.
For some time aftcrSpanish sovereignty
ceased in tho island tho new army of occu
pation was deluged with reports of out
rages of every description. This necessi
tated the sending of troops into tho in
terior, and then tho reports prcn cd to be
only too well fotindtd.
Xcar San Luis a government packer was
shot down in cold blood.
The Santa Anna coffco plantation, tho
largest in eastern Cuba, was raided, tho
place plundered of plate, coin "and even
furnituro and tho.buildings burned.
Harry Kamsdeu. son of the lato British
consul at Santiago, was called out of a
store at Moron by a band of 20 armed
men, who demanded that ho givo them
$500, which he had drawn in thelnorning
at Santiago. They got tho money and
then packed nearly all tho goods in tho
storo on horses nnd disappeared in tho hills.
Similar occurrences had taken place nil
over Santiago province unchecked when
General Wood took the matter in hand.
In a week 8 of tho bandits wero killed
and 32 captured. Twenty-six of these are
now in irons at Santiago, carefully guard
ed by United States troops, who have or
ders to shoot anyone of them at the slight
est attempt to escape.
Perhaps tho most cruel of the lot is the
giant negro Teofito Chacon, or, as somo
say, Truncon, who was the official execu
tioner for Antonio Maceo during the
Cuban rebellion. It has been said, and
the truth of it is admitted by Chacon him
self, that ho has put to death with his
own hands no loss than 163 prisoners.
It Is said that with his powerful wrists
ho would sometimes pull out a prisoner's
tongue. Before torturing them ho-would
first bind their elbows securely with ropes.
Others were laid on tho ground, tightly
bound and garroted.
Tho bandit is a giant in stature, with
steel corded muscles and powerful frame,
and strikingly reminds ono of tho Lygian
hero in "Quo Vndis" who twists tho
head from the aurochs.
Tho system now adapted by General
Wood to suppress bushwhacking Is to scat
ter throughout tho province small detach
ments of troops, stationing them at tho
largo sugar and coffco plantations or in
small villages and towns, with reliefs of
large forces in tho main cities, who can
proceed by quick marches to any threat
Tho wholo country from Gibara to H,oI
guin, from Baracoa to Guantanamo and
from Cnimanera to Santiago and Manza-
mllo, is thus guarded, and, although thero
is a rather long record of outlawry to wipo
out, thero can be no doubt but that under
the present system tho United States will
be able to closo the final chapter and clear
forever from tho pages of tho western
world this last stain of tho Spanish regime.
A Critical ."Moment.
The strange actions of a number of wo
men caused some excitement in an Atchi
son neighborhood recently. Ono woman
stood at one end of a block and another nt
the othr, and all teams traveling that
way won turned back. It was learned
that they had an angel's food cako in tho
oven at their houso and wero afraid tho
vibrations of a team passing iu front of
ths houso would cause it to fall. Atchison
The necessary expenses cf a Japanese
Etndent at the University of Tokyo are
estimated at from 7 to $ 1U a month.
Headache for Forty Years.
For forty yearn I suffered from sick bead
nchc. A year ago I began using Celery. Klnp
The result wi gratifying nnd surprising, my
headaches leaving nt once. The hemlnches
used to return o ery seventh day, but thanks
to Celery King, I havo had but one lienilaehe
in thu Inst eleven months. I know-1 lint what
cured me wHl heIpother Mrs. John 1. Van
Keureu, Snugertles, J. Y. ...
Celery Kim? for the Nerves Stomnch, Liver
nnd KhliiejsiNHoldin.10c.uud S3e. packages
by druggists and ditilers. .
wfi'M 1 stir
The Easy Food
Easy to Buy,
Easy to Cook,
Easy to Eat,
Easy to Digest
2 At all grocers
in 2-lb. pkgs.
FOK BALK Ten R-I-P-A-N-8 for S cents
at drucclats. One gives rllf.
To improve Campbell street, from
Coburn street to the Ohio canal.
Be it resolved by tho Council of the City
of Akron, Ohio, (two-thirds of nil the mem
lwrs. elected thereto concurring that it K
necessary and the intention is hereby de
clared to Improve Campbell street, from
Coburn street to the Ohio Canal, by grading
the snme to.the established grade, curbing
with stone, guttering with brick -and im
proving the roadway with gravel and slag,
ail in accordance with the plans, profiles
and specifications relating to said improve
ment on file in the office of the city civil
flint the cost and expense of said im
provement (except one-fiftieth) nnd the
cost of intersections) shall be assessed upon
all the lots nnd lands nnd parcels thereof
bounding amlnbuttlng upon both sides of
said Campbell street in propor
tion to the bneflts which may
result from said Improvement. Said
assessment shall lie payable in
five equal annual Installments, nnd bonds
shall 1x3 issued iu anticipation of the collec
tion of tho same, provided that said assess
ment shall In no ease exceed the limita
tions imposed by Section 2270 of the He
vised Statutes of Ohio, nnd the council find
nnd hereby declare that only the property
boundlng and nbutting upon said street
will be specially Iwnefitted by the improve
ment thereof, and thnt no other property
than thnt specified shall be assessed for
The cleric is ;hejeby authorized to cause
thlsresolutionjtobe legally published and
Frank Itonsteut is hereby nppointed to
servo notice of the passage hereof as is re
quired bv law.
Adopted JIny S, ls!J.
Clias. II. Isbell, K. 1. Sprite,
City clerk. l'res't city council.
Approved by the Hoard of City Commis
sioners. Chas. 11. Isbell, clerk.
Hay K 20
On Monday. May th. ISO. from 1 to 2
p. ui.,1 will sell a house and lot nnd S3 good
building lots to highest bidders on premises,
on South Main street, at "Falor's Crossing."
South Akron. You will not have such a
chance ngain soon to get a good building lot
nt your prices. This is the II. S. Fnlor allot
ment surrounded by busy shops. Onlv one
third cash at sale. A. K. KLISfG,
Assingee of II. S. Falor.
April 21 May 6-13-20-27-
Joseph Ileal, whose place of residence aud
postotllce address is Os.-ise, Iowa, Frederick
Ileal, whose residence and postotllce ad
dress is Chaddar, Somerset, Knglacd, and
Lavina Spencer, whoso residence and post
oftiee address Is Cheddar.Somerset,Eugland,
will take notice that the undersigned, as
executor of the last will and testament of
Sidney Ileal, deceased, on the 10th day of
May, IvM, begun nn nction in the Probate
Court of Summit county, Ohio, being cause
Xo. 2S2S, the object of which action is to au
thorize said executor to complete a certain
contract for the conveyance of real estate
made between said John King and said Sid
ney Heal, deceased, during his life time.
That the prayer of said petition is for an
order of the Probate court authorizing said
executor to complete said contract by de
livering to the purchaser of said real estate
under said land contract, a good and suf
ficcnt deed in fee-simnle uuon the payment
of such purclniser of the balance found due
That said cause will be for hearing on and
after the 2ilth day r June. IsOO. by which
date the above named, Joseph Heal, Fred
erick II en I nnd Ijivina Spencer, nre re
ciuired to answer.
JOHN KING, Executor.
Sauder.t Kogers, attorneys for plaintiff.
Mny 1:5 2ll 27 June S 10 17
To amend section 507
ordinance.-; of "the
of the revised
L-itv of Akron,
Section 1. Be it ordained
by the Clty
f.nmrll of the cltv of Akron. Ohio, that sec
tion 507 r of the reiised ordinances of the
city of Akron, Ik5 amended to read as fol
lows, to-wit :
Section 507 r. Is'owireor system of w ires
shall be placed or used in any structure or
building of any sort within the city with
the view of conveying electricity thereon to
be used for heat, light or power, until u per
mit shnll have been obtained from the
Board of City Commissioners or their suc
cessors, for which permit the following
schedule" of fees shall be chnrged:
For each nre lump, fifty (501 cents.
For ench motor, one (UW) dollar.
For each dynamo nnd switch-board, one
1 to 25. incandescent lamps, oue ($1.00) dol
lar. 2 to 51), incandescent lamps, two ($2.0il)dol
lars. 51 to It", incandescent lamp-, three (J.S.00)
For each JIM lamps additional, or part
thereof, two (J2.u0) dollur.
For each pole for which a permit i issued,
twentv-llve (25) cents, to be paid into the
general fund of the city, and then under the
inspection of thecltyeleetriclan or mechan
ical engineer, anil subject to the require
ments of this ordinance. Xo current of
electricity hnll be permitted to pass through
such wire ot svstem of wires until the city
electrician or mechanical engineer shnll
have issued n eertillente of Inspection per
mitting the snme. Wherever wires enter
buildings for the purpose of supplying elec
tric heat, light or power, they must be firm
ly supported and incused in tubes of non
conductiug.miiterial not liable to absorb
mosture. The tubts must slnnt upward ns
thevpnss inwnrd through the wall and lie
thoroughly sealed with tape.
Both the in-going nnd return wire should
enter the buildings nt the same location
through a double contact automatic switch,
constructed of nou-combustlble material;
the base supporting the same must be con
structed ot non-combustible and non-conducting-
material, which will effectually
close the main circuit1 nnd disconnect the
Interior wires when turned off. Whenever
wiresnre carried through partition walls or
floors -iu n building they must be in a rigid
insiil.-itliitr tulie luiDervlous-to wnterand se
cure from abrasion or Injury- "Where more
thnn :W volts nre required, wires within
buildinzs of opposite polnrittes must In-
kept nt a distance of not less than slxjnehes
from each other except within the "struc
ture of Inmps or where nearer approach is
made absolutely necessary, nnd separated
from contact wlthwalN, Hours or tii'ilK-rs
bv approved insulation.
Where :M volts or less are required, the
wires within a building must Ik- kept at a
distance of nofless thnn three im-hes apart,
except within the interior of lumps, or
where It Is made absolutely necessary, nnd
separated from eontnet with walls, floors or
timbers by approved insulation. All Joints
or splices must lw made in such manner
ns to mnlntnln permanently nt thnt Joint
tho snme decree of conductivity ns the wire
generally. Where a connection is made
between n larger ami smaller conductor nt
the entrance to or within the building,
some lmproed automatic device must le
Introduced nt their Junction that will inter
rupt the current when it Is in excess of the
carrying capacity of the smaller wire. In
nltefnntlng systems, converters or trans
formers must not be placed within a build
ing, must be plated In n metallic or non
combustible case, nnd ltattachiM to the out
side walls of unv building must tie separated
therefrom bv substantial Insulated
supports. An- lampswlthln buildings must
have glass globes surrounding the llcht.
closed below so ns to prevent the fall of,
Icnlteil imrtlcles, andbeprolded with np
provedspiirk arresters, and also with stops
to prevent carlmns from fulling out in case
the clumps become loose.
Section?. That original section 5w r, bo
and the Mime Is hereby repealed.
v....,!. ,ii x. This ordinance shall take ef
fect and lie In force from nnd after the earl
iest period allowed by law.
Passed May 13th, 1S.
Chns. H. Isliell. K. P. Sprlgle.
City Clerk. Pres. City Council.
Approved by tho board of .City Commis
sioners. Cung.II. Isbell.
May 23-25 Clerk.
' L vSA
A Resolut on