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Kaiser William's Dashing Sister
Gives an" Amateur Circus.
YENUS OF THE HOHEXZOLLEKXS.
A. Ronl Tilde Aroaml (lie Hlnf? In
Elclitrenlh Cent n ryCont unie Connl
Bill Hohennu a. Strong Mu;i ami
Charlotte, princes of Sase-Mciiiingen,
the sister of the German emperor, has
created a small sensation in the court cir
cles of Europe by giving an amateur cir
cus in the ri(iiii hall adjoining her bus
band's palace at Hnh-lau, ays a corre
spondent of the Xcw York lJre-. The
"Venus of tho Hohenolleriis" is rather
prolific in Mirpriscs for her family, so
much so, in fact, that once her imiierial
brother struck her name off the lUt ot
guests at the imperial hunting parties.
The princess was married to Bernhardt of
Saxo-JIeiiiingen much against her will, if
one may Iielievc court gossip. At any
rate, she has led that rather close nsted in
dividual a lively lifo ever since. Tho spec
tacle ofti royal and imerial grandmother
PRINCESS CHARLOTTE AS A ClltCUS RIDER.
cavorting about a tan bark arena, with
top boots reaching to her knees and riding
stallions "man fashion," would have been
more startling if tho aforesaid grand
mother had not been Charlotte of JJelnin
gon. The old dowagers of Europe- have
been shocked to often by Charlotte and
the first class kings and emperors " who
keep their carriages" and try to live dig
nified lives have despaired fo often of her
that it takes a pretty good "stunt" from
her highness to make "royalties" talk.
But." Grandma" Charlotte did itthis time.
The princess was aided in her circus by
Count Bill Hohenau, who acted as
Etrong man and horse tamer, and the Bar
on Boeder, who was clown and rough rid
er. The princess was ringmaster and ex
hibitor of trick horses. Shu had assem
bled a lot of leonlo to see her performance.
Most of tho titled persons had brought
their wives', and tho assemblage was bril
liant, even if its component parts were
people who aro not regarded with the ut
most Ecriousuct-s in court and official cir
cles. From one of tho boxes Princo Bern
hardt looked on hourly at this latest exhi
bition of his wife's folly. Though Char
lotte is a grandmother, she is only about
40 years old and certainly is handsome.
Tho princo.-. caiuo galloping into the
ring mounted upon a magnificent stallion
and dressed in the coatumo of a postilion
of the eighteenth century. She had on a
blue "swallowtail" coat, laced with sil
ver, and a yellow et. Her divided skirt
was of thick white cloth, and sho wore
patent leather boots reaching to the knees.
Ostrich plumes waved over a three cor
nered hat blazing with diamonds. She sat
astride her horse with a linn seat and
dashed around the ring bowing andUhrow-
jng kisses to her friends. Everybody np- l
plaudcd and waved greetings to her except
her husband, who looked more- glum than
before. Loudest in the applause were the
Duke of Sleswick and his girl wife,
Dorothy of Saxc-Coburg, daughter of the
unhappy louiho of Belgium. After this
greeting the princess rose in her stirrups
ind ordered her trick horses to be brought
in. With the exception of one, a product
of the Hanover stud, all the horses were
Trakehners, a breed noted for beauty of
head and carriage nnd for docility of
temper. On the heads of the horses were
feathers and rosettes, and their whito and
gold harnesses set off to perfection the
blackness of their glossy skins.
;Ono of "Grandma" Charlotte's aots was
to give the command, "Catch mo if you
can ventre a tcrrc," and go dashing
around tho ring trailing her long whip
after her, her horses following and trying
to seizo tho whip in their teeth. All the
"hoch-gebohrene" and "wohl-gcbohrcne"
wero wild with enthusiasm at this proof
uf the abilities of the princess all except
Bernhardt, who looked thunderclouds.
After Xerollneher Peter, tho counting
horse, was exhibited "Bernhardt," cull
rd tho princess to her husband, "can you
lend me a 'blue rag?' ' "Blue rag" is
nlang for a 109 mark note, and Boruhardt
frowned and fumbled slowly in his pocket.
All the party wew gay with enjoyment by
this time, to which tho kummcl and chain
pngno had contributed, and tho Count
von iPlueskow, seeing Bernhardt so- loath
to give up a "blue rag," threw one to the
princess. Von Pluesko w is tho tallest man
in tho Prussian army and a gtcat friend
of the ileiniugens, but Bernhardt was
angry and, throwing a handful of bills
into tho ring, shouted out:
"I will have that horse shot if ho is used
for any more such blackmailing schemes 1"
A shout of laughter went up at tho threat
of the prince, though it was evident he
meant what ho said. A groom gathered
up tho bills which Bernhardt had thrown
into the ring and handed them to the
princess, who smiled sweetly as she dis
mounted from her horse. She held one
of the bills, a 5 maik one, before Peter,
the counting horso He noddod his head
is a sign that he understood nnd then
tawed the tanbark five times.
"I bet ho can't count till three!" shout
cl tho smazon's brother-in-law, Prince
Ernest, who had come over from Florcnco
Mth his beautiful but plebeian wifo
Catharine, nee Jensen, lately created Bur
rncss van Saal.
"What is the bet?"
"A gold crown" (10 marks).
"Taken!" cried her royal highness,
flinging one of her husliaud's bank notes
into DukotSunthcr's box. "Dorothy shall
be the stakeholder. Who else will bet?"
Offers came from all sides. Princess
Mario of Meiningcn bet 50 mark's against
her sister-in-law, Princo Iladolin 100,
General Count Pcrponchcr 30 marks, oto ,
until Dorothy had her lap full of coins
and bills. Then Charlotte cracked her
whip, anil a groom brought in a bigpnMe
board containing the number three, which
was shown to Hueher l'eter amid deafen
ing shouts of "Don't prompt him !" '"Step
aside, so we ran watch you!" and "Xo
bribes in the nhane of sugar plums, if
your royal highness pleases;"
The princess did as requeigd, but Peter
won all btt-i for her, thereby Jielping her
out on a real financial iiroblem, for Char
lotte has the reputation of being in a
chronic state of impecuniosity. Then
Charlotte did other tricks with her horses,
making them dance around on their hind
legs, walk as if lame and go about towing
to the company.
When she sent her bo wing han-e around,
thcro was another laugh at the expenso of
Prince Bernhardt, for the lion had been
taught to bow only to the boies in which
there were women, and as thero were no
women in tho prince's box he jjassed by
that serene transparency without a nod of
recognition, and all perMia-ion could not
make him acknowledge the presence of the
BATTLE WITH ANTS.
.Varnnv HM'aiie of an Kiinllli Tourist
In iMititli Amerlcn.
"I had been exploring a forest iu Cen
tral America," said Walter Whitestone to
a correspondent, "and had established my
J headquarters in the center of. an open
glaile about oo leen wiue, wnen x uecame
aware of the approach of a moving mass
of insects whoso nature I could not at first
determine, but which spread from side to
side of the open space in which I stood and
whoso flanks were lo-t in the bush. At
first I watched tho oncoming army with
lazy indifference. To lie afraid of such
minuto creatures was too absurd an idea
to enter my mind. Only when tho insects
were close to me did tho stories of tho na
tives regarding the terrible power cf tho
ant army flash into my recollection. Then
I jumped up in a hurry, gathered together
my traveling equipments and prepared to
decamp. At tiie same instant I became
aware, from sharp, nipping pains in- the
lower extremities, that the vanguard of
the army mid reached my outstretched
limbs and begun the attack. I glanced
hastily around me and, horror of 'horrors,
found that the dovilNh insects had mo in
a circle, cutting off all chances of cscapo,
I except through their ranks. With tho
skill ot expert tacticians tney nao delayed
attack from the front until the wings had
had time to march ahead and meet in tho
rear. The cleverness of the little fiends
struck me even in that dreadful moment
when tho danger of my position became
every moment more apparent nnd the
creeping regiments were mounting up my
limbs, sinking numberless hungry beaks
into my skin and biting like a myriad of
"Inspiration comes quickly to tho man
who is being devoured alive by ants. I
had in my camp outfitabottlo of kerosene
that I carried always for a small lamp that
I used at night. Kerosene I knew to bo
death to insects. With hurried hand I
tore open tho fastening of my knapsack
and took out tho oil bottle, the demon
army fill tho whilo marching relentlessly
up tho red track they had made on my
limbs. A dash of tho kerosene ci my
tingling army and my enemies tu-opped
iu writhing masses, ceased struggling and
lay still as they struck the ground. That
bottle of common kerosene oil was to savo
my life. I poured some in the hollow of
my hand and rubbed it .on my tortured
-limbs. Wherever the kerosene touched it
WHITESTOXK ATTACFD 1(1 AN ARMY OF
left dead ants. What mattered it that the
numberless punctures smarted as though
10,000 red hot needles wero piercing my
skin. I was routing the enemy.
"My effort redoubled. I poured tho
oil down my ankles and joyously watched
(lie head of the columns that were mount
ing my shoes turn tail and scuttle off,
leaving thousands of dead ants in their
trail Tho insects left on my body were
quickly disposed off, but while I was con
centrating my attention on those tho army
had been pushing on to renew tho attack.
Evidently they had been only driven back,
not routed, and those afar off were not
aware of tho formidable nature of tho de
fense Half the contents of my bottle of
oil had been Used. It was necessary to
settle the ants witli what remained.
"Quickly I spread my rubber blanket
on tho ground at my feet and, standing
in tho center, emptied the contents of 'tho
bottle around my .shoes. In this charmed
circle I was absolutely.Kafc. Tho untarmy
charged again nnd again, only to fall back
baflled and terrified from tho lake of oil
in which I stood. The terrible insects fell
squirming and dying at my feet by squads
and regiments, but puss tho kerosene bar
rier they could uut and at last the mass
moved off, beaton. I was saved."
A Mutter of Home Discipline.
A child should never be discussed
within his own hearing. Unfortunate
is that family where the little ones
learn that they may appeal successfully
from one parent to another or where
upon one falls the onus of every neces
sary denial or reproof, while the other
stands sponsor for every pleasnre and
indulgence. Let us spare no secret
effort as parents to appear a unit to the
child. Elaine Goodale Eastman in
Woman's Home Companion.
The first duel known to have taken
pla'ce upon American soil occurred in
1030, wiicn Edward. Doty and Edwaid
Leister, servants of a New England
colonist named Hopkins, fought over
some trifling matter with swords. Nei
ther was seriously injured, but both
were severely punished by the provin
One of tiie Nil! Itch.
One of the Natives Talk about healthy
locations! Why, when I camo to this
town I only weighed about (JO pounds!
Now look at me. I don't woiph an ounce
icss tnan L'uu.
Guest Been hero long?
Native Not very long. Let's sco. I'm
38 now. It was about 20 years ago. Bos
A HIGHBINDER IT BAY.
How Lee Sar Bow Faced
Fire of Conspirators.
LIKE A KEVOLVIXfi TUIJRET.
An Examine o" !aii Sided Chinese
Chnrn?te Couvlcted and Hanged
on I'erjta-ed Testimony of Rival
The Jate Fresno battle among Chinese
highbinders, in which three were killed, is
not the biggest battle that ever took place
between tho rival societies by any means,
writes W. C. Buiiner in the San Francisco
The fir-t really successful fight ever put
up by any tung or highbinder society was
the mo-l disastrous of all. It was consum
mated in the old Chinese theater on Jack
son street in the early seenties. I saw
the result, which can never 1)0 erased from
my memory. The diabolical scheme was
evolved in the brain of the old rascal who
LEE SAK HOW'S DESPERATE FIGHT.
was tho chief adviser of tho Ok Gong
Tong, a society very popular at that time.
His plot to rai'-e money was as follows:
Certain members of the tong wero to
enter the playhouse on a certain night
when another rival society was to havoa
festival. These picked men wero to take
scats in tho gallery, and when tho house
became well filled they were ordered to
throw some lighted papers saturated with
oil down upon the heads of tho audience
seated'below in tho main portion of the
auditorium. Immediately this was done
the others were to givo an alarm of fire.
He explained that tho re-suit would bo-a
stampede and n general rush for the front
dour. The hatchet men were to be sta
tioned near that, exit and carefully watch
for tho men with whom the tong had to
deal. Incidentally thosu who wero capable
of good light fingered work wero to pick
tho pockets of tho frightened people who
wero tiying to escape the flames.
The scheme worked beyond expectation.
As soon as tho burning paper was thrown
from the gallery thero was a wild rush for
tho front door, the only exit from' tho
building. Leading from the theater prop
er was a long and somewhat narrow hall
way fully 40 feet in length, and at the
auditorium euii of this passage weren pair
of heavy wooden swinging doors. After
tho first few ieple who were seated or
standing near the doors had madetheires
capo tho springs with which the big doors
were kept dosed lecolled, and they flew
back i'ntu tho faces of the next portion of
the surging mob. With a fury born of
desperation they forced the doors from their
hinges and threw them into the hallway,
felling to the floor those who had escaped
ahead of them. Tho result was a" bridge
over which tho rest rushed, trampling the
very lives out of tho unfortunate creatures
who were in the rmrrow death trap ahead
There was no public morgue in those
days, and it was tho custom to farm out
the privilege f caring for tho dead to
somo enterprising undertaker. When that
official arrived at the sceno of tho disaster,
he found 13 cold, repulsive bodies laid out
on tho sidewalk, and all had been robbed
ot their valuables
The job had been donoin a most careful,
workmanliko manner, and the Ok Gong
Tong was avenged. When tho history of
the highbinders in this city is put into
types, it will recof d n sanguinary tale that
might well Kink with any of tho grcw
somo stories of Edgar Allan Poc or other
clever writers of fiction who hau. depend
ed upon imagination for their material.
Tho heroic stand mado by Lee Sar Bow
in Cum Cook alloy when he was pursued
by his many enemies from one of the
buildings facing on that narrow thorough
faro is worthy of mention.
Bow was one of the boldest of fighters
ever known iii tho Chinese quarter. Ho
declared to his dying day that ho had nev
er taken a human life unless he was con
vinced that the act was necessary to save
On this particular occasion Bow had
been wanted for somouionths by members
of a rival tong. Ho had been in hiding-)
in one of tho flash houses in the alley for
several days, -protected by th6 woman who
remained true to him until the end came.
A careful watch was kept on tho house
day and night by his enemies.
Finally,' throngh lck of provisions,
Bow was obliged to make a trip to tho
shops to replenish the larder. Ho had
scarcely reached the secynddark landing
of tho crooked stairway leading from his
quarters on the top floor when the sharp
crack of a revolver and the whiz of a bul
let told him that he was discovered.
Bow flew to tho si i cot, for experience
had taught him that it was useless to
fight higiibinders in the dark. On his way
to tho street lin loudened his six shooter
from its fastenings under his jacket and
prepared to tell his life as dearly as possi
Dle. No sooner had he lAeppcd into the open
than batteries wer oponod on him from
all sides. Never did man make a bolder
stand. With his six shooter resting across
his arm, that ho u.ight grt'a more steady
aim, this heatheu stood as firm as a rock
and never turned a hair. His enemies
wero steadily peppering him from all
points of tho eoinpn,, but ho remained as
calm as if ho were taking a quiet observa
tion of tho sky in search of some indica
tion of a chango in tho weather. Ho turn
ed deliberately from right to left while his
six shooter kept spitting away. Tho police
Usoon took a hand iu
tho game, but not
until Bow had been pretty well perforated
With shots from tho enemy's guns.
Bow was taken to a surgeon, who saved
Ids life, which was finally forfeited to tho
itato. Ho was hanged for the murder of
1 k-rwoi "-lit
a fellow countryman.
To this day one may find graybeards
around police quarters who believe that
Lee Sar Bow was coniicted through the
perjured testimony of rival highbinders,
who took this means of getting him out
of tho way.
All who knew him could not help ad
miring the man's supreme courage. His
last words to tho executioner were:
"Thank you for your kindness, captain.
Goodby. Tell all China boys to be honest
nnd desert the tongs. I know. I have
tried both ways, and I say this that all my
countrymen may hear and heed. It pays
better to bo honest."
DANGEROUS NEST ROBBING.
How Tun Cnliforlnn Were Aearl
Killed liy Condors.
Frank Kuiz and Fred Forlm-h nearly
lust their lives recently in trying to rob a
condor nest in S.m Royal canyon, near
,-anta Barbara, in California. The nest
was iu a cave far up a rocky ledge, and it
took considerable time and bard climbing
to reach it. Frank proceeded to investi
gate the cae while Fred stood on guard
outside. In tho nest Frank saw a beauti
ful egg, which he picked up with care
ami put in his handkerchief. Swinging
it around his neck so as to keep both hands
free, ho started on tho perilous trip back
along tho ledge.
lie had made alxmt .three-quarters of
the distance, says the San Francisco Call,
when an ominous rattle of wings told him
that danger was near. Looking up, he
saw two condors sweeping down upon
The birds were a little timid about mak
ing tho attack and several times came
near nnd then swerved off into space again.
This pivc Frank a chance, and his first
thought was for trio prize that he had
been at such pains to secure. Fred was
standing on tho other end of the ledge,
with his club in one hand, and with the
other he threw "loins at the vicious birds
iu tho hope or frightening them away
"Hero! Catch the egg and put it in a
safo place," Frank called out, at tho same
time throwing his treasure to Fred, who
caught it and quickly hid it between two
Then the fight began. At sight of the
egg tho two condors became furious. They
turned their attention to Fred, who had
all ho could do to beat them off, even for
a few minutes. Twico they swooped down
on Frank and tore his clothes with their
murderous talons. Ho was powerless and
could only cling -to tho rocky ledge and
keep his head out of sight as much as pos
sible. During these attacks Fred kept up
. volley of stones and struck tho birds
several times. Ono largo rock struck the
mother bird square on the beak and for a
moment seemed to stun her. Sho flutter
ed in tho air and then dropped to a rock
about 50 feet below, followed by her faith
This was Frank's chance, and, at the
risk of his life, ho mado a jump from tho
ledge to where Fred was standing. By
the barest chanco ho gained a foothold.
Once he slipped and would Imvo gouo to
the Ixittoni had not Fred quickly run for
ward and grabbed him just its ho was slid
ing oer tho precipice.
"Is the egg all right?" ho called out the
instant ho wa s'ifc.
"Yes," unswertil Fred.
"All right; let tho birds come."
And the biids did come. Like a whirl
wiiid they swooped-down on the two men.
The attack was met with a series of blows
from the clubs, but in such a position it
TIIETWU CONDORS BECAMh KURIUUS.
was a difficult matter ti strike a telling
blow at a moving objeci, and hut little
harm w:is done tho condors.
Again and again the vicious birds at
tacked with talons and bill and beat.fierce
ly with their wings. Both men wero
scratched and torn, and their clothes wqre
in ribbons They were beginning to get
At. this point FrarJ put all his strength
into a blow tlfat caught tho largest con
dor square on top of the head. This prac
tically knocked out the big i-omlor, but
tho other came on with redoubled fury.
She scratched and clawed and pecked, but
the two men wero ton much" for her. The
steady shower of blows began to tell, and
she flapped weakly for a few minutes and
then lamely fiejv of! to console her disabled
mate, who was nursing his sore head on a
rock about 100 feet away.
The KilKllsl' For Canaille.
During the Ticliborne trial, where
Mr. Justice Hawkjns was opposed by
Dr. Kenealy, in the course of a discus
sion whether equivalent terms could be
found in English for French words, and
vice versa. Mr. Hawkins was asked
whether lie thought the word canaille
could bo adequately rendered in our
language. He answered without a mo
ment's hesitation. 'Yes. 'Kenealy.'"
Inferiority of Nature.
Visitor (at art store) Hero is a fam
ily group, now, that illustrates what-1
was talking about a moment ago. The
figures aro correctly enough drawn, lmf
i.o utterly aFiff and unnatural that I
can't-imagine wheie the artist got his
Dealer My dear young lady, that is
not a painting. It is a colored photo
graph from life. Chicago Tribune.
Fomalo Emancipator With all our
work tho causa of w oman dots not pro
gress. Why Is it?'
Malo Philosopher Ths trouble is that
tho pretty girls spend all tl.clr timo trying
to bo brainy, and tho brainy girls spend
nil their tijjio trying to look riretty. Now
Tragic Fate of Two Miners
THE TEXGE.VXCE OX VANDALISM.
I fcnered Ilecnrd Tor Iie Indian Syni-
bol of Family Character Saiacc
Followed 1" Qnlcfc Pun-
The North American Indian thinks
much of his totem, the symbol of his fam
ily character, the design of his ancestral
c-cutcheoii. When a member of his fam
ily dies and is laid to rest, tho family to
tem is engraved upon a polo in tho grave
yard, aud the departed brao is honored in
death with a badge of kinship with thoso
ho has left behind
'J'he-o totem poles are not to bo toyed
with by. passersby, says the San Francisco
Examiner. They are as sacred to the In-
- - jg&
YANCK AND El:lClibhN BOTH SHOT DEAD,
dians as tombstones nro to tho palefaces.
Vandalizing an Indian grave is quite as
serious an offense as vandalizing a met
ropolitan cemetery, and a much-moro dan
gerous.one. " Three miners in Alaska have just dem
onstrated this in a signal manner by get
ting two of their number killed in tho ex
periment and tho third chased out of the
country where the deed was committed.
Sidney Vance, an Englishman; Charles
I ICrickscn, a Hwide, and an Amorican
whose name is not giicn wero traveling
near the villago of Klnkwan, Alaska,
some days ago, when they camo to a num
ber of Indian graves senjinoljd with the
customary totem pole.
Totem poles possess a certain charm for
people unused to stipertV;ions and sym
bolisms in tho savage sense. They impress
th'eni as huge fairy wands or something
of that sort as mystic talismans having
a potency of their own for driving away
-evil and iiillucncing-.tho supernatural.
When tho three white foreigners saw the
totem pole, they fell unllcr its nameless
charm, and nothing would do but they
must stop and dally with tho alluring 'cu
riosity, in blissful ignorance of tha pres
en t; of a largo force of Indians not a hun
dred yards away iu the brush. These In
dians were of the Chilkat tribe, nnd they
uuitured in their frigid bosoms no super
fluous affection for tho -palo faco invader
of their domains. They regarded tho threo
whito men with a diiappruving eyo oven
before the latter had done anything to stir
that unfavorable feelipg to action.
It wasn't long, however, beforo tho en
terprising ingenuity which every where dis
tinguishes tho superior races of mankind
began to manifest itself. It occurred to
each of the threo superior minds that the
totem pole would servo excellently as
groundwork for their initials. The initial
rutting habit got in its work in a pecul
iarly spectacular way in tho next few mo
With thre- largo knives Messrs. Vance
and Ericksen and the unknown pro
i ceded to carvo tho totem polo with a
new set of images lho Indians took a
purposeful grip on their weapons nnd
watched. With savage patience they wait
ed until the work of vandalism was well
under way, when the whole band blazed
away. Vanco and Ericksen were both
shot dead. Tho narrator nlono escaped by
"dodging iifto tha brush and proving fleeter
than his puisuers. Tho latter chased him
savagely, and ho thought moro than onco
that ho had cut his last initial on earth,
but by good fortune and endurance ho
pulled through and got away.
END OF A WASTED Ll
Prince Loett enNteln SniiKht Denth
on the Firing Line.
Thero is strong circumstantial evidence
that Prince Ludwig von Loewenstein, who
was killed during an engagement between
the American troops and tho Filipinos
beforo Caloocau, deliberately sought death
to end n lift which had bocoruo to him
little moro than a rcgict.
C S. BrndfonJ of San Francisco, who
has just returned frm: ilanila and who
was on the firing line with thu Americans
It-hen tho princo met his death, tells a
btory which goes far to substantiate this
"That morning," ho sajs, "thero was
somo skirmishing near the Mnlabon river,
nnd I stood with a party of civilians on tho
stone bridgo watching tho manouvers.
Princo Loewenstein and another German
wero iu tho crowd.
"An orderly ifom General Halo's head
quarters rode up and requested us to get
away, as tho position would soon bo ex
posed. "Then hp looked straight o( Jioowcn-
- J J -.-
'f rfii -- :JS
stein and his companion and .said: 'I'm
speaking to you particularly. You have
already given us somo troublo by hanging
around tho firing lines, and wo will have
no more of it.'
"Princo Loewenstein smiled and bowed
and followed tho orderly as ho rode away.
"Shortly after tho Oregon regiment
moved across tho wido plain toward some
timber on the extremo left of tho Filipinos'
line. I saw two or threo men .dodgo
among tho trees and take shelter in mpa
"The Orcgous continued advancing and
firing volleys through tho timber, and
their commanding officer ordered some of
bis men to perforato tho house.
"In one of these houses were Loewen
stein and his friend. Tho princo was shot
through the body, tho ball entering his
right side, and ho died instantly. The
other man's left arm was shattered abovo
'On the prince's body were found a
"cheap watch, 23 cents in silver, three vis
itingcards with tho full title of tho princo
and a pass signed by Agutnaldo, giving
the bearer tho privilego to go anywhere.
within the Filipino lines. This paper was
saturated with blood.
"Germans thought tho prince had been
seeking suicide ever since he arrived at
Manila, and that ho deliberately courted
tho death which overtook him.
"Americans looked upon him as in tho
service of tho German government, and
this view was shared by Englishmen at
There is much iu tho record of Princo
Ludwig Carl von Loewenstcin's lifo to
render logical tho theory that ho courted
death Ho had traveled tho paco and
found tho inevitable disaster at tho end.
The son of Prince William Loewenstcin
Werthehu of Germany, ho received a fine
education and was a favorito in society.
He courted pleasure in ways popular with
his class, and soon tho time came when
hi.s largo income was insullicicnt. Ho bo
camo badly Involved in debt and, leaving
his creditors iu the lurch, went to Loudon.
Thcro he was taken up by society be
cause of his noblefamily and his charming
manners, and in a short timo his engage
ment was announced to Lady Anno Sa
ille, a daughter of tho Earl of Mexbor
ough. They were married in 1897. She
was wealthy, and tho prince paid his debts
and started a now lifo under an auspicious
Old habits wero too strong for him,
however, and in Novombor last ho disap
peared, leaving in England, as he had done'
in Germany, a largo number of solicitous
In March it was discovered that tha
priuco was in tho Philippines nnd had
been nppircntly acting as a confidential
agent of tho German government.
Ancient Infernal Machine.
In 1G93 tho English decided to revenge
themselves upon tho corsairs of St. Malo,
who had long been preying on their com
merce. At first they tried to bombard that
port; but, finding that their shots had lit
tlo or no , effect, they devised a machine
which was fntended to utterly destroy the
town at a single blow. A special boat was
built for this purpose, with a carrying
power of 40 tons. It was filled with all
kinds of destructive, material and such
combustibles as pitch, rosin nnd chopped
straw. There wero over 500 bombs and
shells, with four openings, so as to throw
projectiles in all directions. This great
hulk was towed at high tide by three shal-
FIRST 1NFEHSAL MACHIKK UsKI IN WAK.
lops close to the walls of the town of St.
Malo. Some of tho sentinels saw the ma
neuver, but before they could givo notice
tho vessel struck a rock abouta pistol shot
away from the. walls of tho town. It was
badly injured by tho shock, and the fire
caught earlier than had been intended.
Tho first thing that was heard was a bomb
shot by tho English as a signal, and then
all at once, as if tho fire had caught in two
or throe magazines at tho same time, thu
most terrific explosion followed. Strange
to bay, with tho exception of tho breaking
of a few window panes not tho least dam
age had been done in tho town. Tho.Eng
lish were not so fortunate. At least 150 of
tho men on board the shallops were blown
to pieces or drowned by tho premature ex
plosion of the machine which had proved
so infernal to its inventors.
CLARA STOOD THE TEST.
?lie Denmnatrateil That She "VFnn
"Worthy of Reprlnnld'n Affection.
His arm, that had been resting on the
hack of the little settee on which they
tat in the gloaming, slipped down aud
rncircled her slender waist.
"Clara." he whispered, "we shall be
very happy, shan't wei"
A soft sigh was her only audible re
sponse, bnt she nestled clospr to him,
and he appeared satisfied.
The mellow haze of the golden Octo
ber day still hung over the darkening
landscape. The voice of a tree toad
lomewhere in the neighborhood lifted
itself up and called insistently for rain.
A faint odor of fried hain from some
kitchen to the windward of them per
vaded the air.
A "thought seemed to strike the young
"Clara," lie said, "we ought to have
the clearest understanding about every
thing that affects onr future, ought we
"Yes," she murmured.
"Olara," he said again, after a long
pause, "can you cook?"
There was another long pause.
Then she straightened herself tip,
looked him squarely in the eye and
proudly answered :
"Reginald, I can cook potatoes in 15
Then she put her head down where
it was before, and into her pink, shell
like ear he warbled incoherent outpour
ings of joy. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Vkch of the Mnnlc Hull.
Enter girl with that subtle air of re
finement which belongs only to snch ns
earn their living and are ashamed of it
"1 wish to look at music rolls." she
Smiles tho clerk affably.
"Hero is something very fine. " he
says Wegnaruuteo that butter won't
soak through it so ns to show on the
Yes, tho habit of eating certainly
does get people into awkward situations
now nnd then. Detroit Journal.
J JFihfrl r,lfr'"''?rO:3
Ilnntlngr Marsh Hoar.
"Hunting wild marsh hogs is an ex
citing but somewhat dangerous pastime
in southern Texas," said C. L. Fielden
of that state. "In the swampy lands
along the gulf these wild hogs have
their habitat, and to hunt them it is
best to have several companions and
numerous dogs that understand the
ways of the ferocious porkers. The dog
will find the game for you, bay it and
hold it in check until yon can take a
shot or two. Then everything depends
on your aim If yon succeed in pierc
ing a vjtal part with your Winchester
bullet, all is over except dragging the
carcass to some convenient point where
it can be handled.
"But dangerous is your position if
your aim is a trifle defective and your
shot only wounds the animal. Some
good and true shooting must be done
instanter then by you and your com
rades, or else an infuriated boar will be
rending yon with his tusks. I have seen
more than one Of these old boars shot
through the body 20 or more times and
in that condition fight man and dog
nntil several balls had been filed into
"In the marshes there is no possible
way of escaping an attacking wild hog
except by killing him. The hnnter can
make no headway through the tall,
rank grass and toggy soil, and there
are no trees that offer him refuge. For
these reasons, be is compelled to kill his
game when once it is Crashed or become
himself a victim. In the fall of the year
these marsh hogs are fat, and their flesh
is of a very pleasing flavor." Wash
Xo Jar Hows In Thentera.
The reason why Washington has no
street letter J is perfectly to be under
stood, for J and I are written so much
alike that endless confnsion would re
sult There is another place where the
letter J is slighted, and not at all be
cause of itB similarity to L None of the
plans of the bouse to be seen in bos
offices shows a row of seats lettered J.
Theater patrons den't mind sitting
with the gods in the. gallery, nor yet
in row 18. but sit in the "jay" row
they will not. and for that reason there
is no row marked with that letter.
- .TMn.tA w - ...
jP "I.U.'j.I'i. CJ. (J .1U .I.
A PRODUCT OF PETROLEUM, f
CLEAN. PURE, TASTELESS AKO OOQRLESS. o
Put up in One Pound Cakes. ty
for many purposes, a few of which a
are: Preserving Jellies, Pickles, S
Catsup and Fruits, Sealing vt"
! Bottles, Polishing Floors, Laun-
dry Purposes, Coating all sorts of
Packages to make them Air Tight, L
preventing Evaporation, Leakage, r
Absorption, &c. jj
FULL DIRECTIONS WITH EACH CAKE, t
Ask j onr Storekeeper for JJJ
FIRE ALARM CALLS.
1 Central Engine House
2 Buckeye works
3 Akron Iron "Works
4 Diamond Bubber Works
5 Main and Market.
(i No 2 Engine House, Sixth ward
7 K Broadway, near 'Market
8 Buclitel ,iv and Bowery
'J Schumacher Mill, Mill hi
12 l'rospect, near Mill
IS Furnace and Broadway
14 "Main and Keck
1.", Ash and Park Place
1(5 Xo 3T:ngine House, West-Hill
17 Carroll and Exchange ,
18 Empire Mower and Reaper Wks
19 Akron Uubber Works
21 Prospect and Perkins
23 Forge and Market
24 Sherman near Exchange
25 Main and Exchange
26 North Hpward and Tallmadge
27 W Market and Greene
2S Akron Knife works
.29 Washington and Hopp alley
31 North Howard and North .
32 E Market and Sjiruce
:tTW Mi-rkefc and Valley
35 Carroll aud Spicer
3(! Carroll and Sumner
37 North and Arlington
38 Vine and Fountain
39 Cobuni and Campbell
41 Wooster av and .Locust
42 Pearl, near Cistern
43 S Main and Falor
45 College and Mill
4G Arlington and Hazel
47 Howe and Bowerv
48 West South
49 Merrill pottery, State ht
51 Howard and Cherry
52 No. 4 Engine house, Main & Fair
'53 Center st. railroad crossing
54 Buclitel av. and Union
5(5 Akron Stoneware Co., Sixth ward
57 Jjods and Turner
58 Perkins and Adolph ave.
59 Main, near Odd Fellows Temple
Gl Case ave and Kent
(!2 Sieberling Mill, Sixth ward
(3 Johnston and Clramplain
04 Akron Sewer Pipe Co.,Black mill
65 Hill Sewer Pine Co, E. Market
67 Carroll and E. Market
68 Second ave and Valley railroad
69 Johnson-and Wilson.
71 Grant and Cross
72 North and Maple
73 Werner Printing Co
74 North Union, nearBIuif
75 Bobinson Bros,N Forge st
76 The Whitmore, Robinson Co
81 Western Linoleum Co
82 Summit Sewer Pipe Co
83 Allyn and Cross
84 Thornton and Harvard
85 The J C McNeal Boiler Worso
91 Cereal Mills, S Howard st
92 Schumacher Cooper Shop, North
121 General Alarm
123 Silver and Hickory
125 W Market and Rhodes av
232 Renner's Brewery, N Forge st '
241 Sherman and Voris
251 Cedar and Wabash av
253 W Exchange, near Willow
312 Cascade Mills, N Howard
314 Fire, Chief's Residence
321 Adams and Upson
311 Balch and Mnretj
342 Maple, opposite Balch
315 Bittman and Crosby
351 Exchange and Spicer
412 Wooster and St Clair
413 SI Clair and Bartges
415 Water Works, Wooster nv
431 Ewnrt Tilo Wors
Frank N. Fuchs, Transfer
Coal, transfer and general teaming,
rubber tire coaches for funerals,
weddings, dances', moving vans,
wagonettes, band wagons,
i 106 Lincoln St., Tel. 564.
Second floor, Palmer Block.
No. 168 S. Main st.
Hrst stairway north of the I.O.O.F.
We carry the largest and most com
plete line of foreign and domestic
brands of cigars at all prices to be
found in Akron; also a full line of
smoker's articles. Our goods are the
best to be found in the market.
161 S. Howard St. Arcade Bldg. Tel. 768.
21) head of carefully selected horses.
Drivers, draft, single and matched
carriage Jiorses at the stable of
The Dixon Transfer Co.
116 North High st.
Machine &. Pattern Works.
Casting:) of every description .In Iron and
brass tor structural machine or mold work.
Machine and pattern wort. Phono 561
Cor Exchange and Water Sts.
Fresh Every DayrHome Made-Extra-
Fine Strictly Pure
Also fine line of fancy candies. Letur
furnish your baked goods
I S:S. S. IV! aln at.
J. K. WILLIAMS
General Machine Work of All Kinds
Clay Working Machinery for
Stoneware a Special ty .
A BRICK YARD PLANT
With latest improvements
FOR SALE. Call on or address
THE RITCHIE COAL CO.
I 110 West Market street
C-: -b 1'urc, Catawba A, Perl,
Swe t, Ives Seedling...
Alas sr. hzzi. All orders pronptlv lilltd.
optcial attecticn.eiven to all call orders.
SCHAEDLER & RHEUT,
Kelly's Island, 0.
You are cordially invited to visit...
XVtS. BANK CAI
The finest Restanrant in !.
) Fine Imported and
Domestic Wet Goods
) and Cwnm.
Under Central Savings Bank.
JUU JiUbRBER, Prop.
A. D. ELLIS
J J5 O I mvlng vans, general
g frrrlng.jiarcel and trunk delivery, feed
9 n?, e' ?OI!,P' service, popular prices.
Mnole ?lo Cherry street.
Watcii. the' Bulletin
FOR BILL OF FARE
DIFFERENT EVERY DAY
Rememkr the 15c Dinner
From 1 1 till 2
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT
THE BEST IN THE CITY.
J S. KESLER, Mfr.
Billow & Sons
OPEN AT ALL HOURS
Warehouse. Ash st.
Office. Ash st., foot of Mill.
The grocery building and house iir
rear on tho n.e. co?. lot Mill and High
sts., are for sale and must be sold at
once. Apply at
J. E. PETERSON
128 North Main st.
SHAAV'S PUIiE MALT, always
reliable, strictly pure, safe for rueai
cinal as "well as for social use.
TO. WASHER, "
144 .South Howard St.,
Try the New P. & W. Train East She's a
Elegtuitjjay coaches to Pittsburg
and Pullman ve&tibule sleeper to
Philadelphia, leaves Akron C. T. V.
R. R., Howard st. station 4:20 p.m.,
arriving at Ravenna 4:59 p.m.; War
ren 5:40 p.m.; 2siles 5:4S p.m.,
Youngstown G:06p.m.; 5Cew Castle
6:20 p.m.; Pittsburg 8 :S0 p.m.
Go To the Grand Opening of -Cedar Point.
Sandusky, Next Sunday, May 28.
Leave Akron via C. T.& V. R. R.
(5:25 a.m. for Cleveland. Take D. &
C. boat 8:30 a.m. Spend the day at
Cedar Point and return in time to
catch the 10 p.m. fast time for home.
Oiily $1 to Cleveland and return, 75c
Cleveland to Cedar Point and return.
Call on ticket agents for particulars.
SI. 25 Sandusky and Return
Vln Tt A-O. TC.n. Tiinsdnv. ATnv W
Train leaves Union depot at 0:30 a.m.
Harberton G;47 a.m., arrive Sandusky
0:45 a.m. Returning leave Sanduskv
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