1 lOti HOTEL
SIX HOSEMEN GO DOWN WITH
Injured Men, Burled Beneath Tons of
Debris, Are Rescued by Com
rades From Potltfon of
(Cnnttnaoil from PMf On*.)
were saved. These wpre piled up In
the street and later thfi guests came
out and (tut down on tbo chairs and
watched the (Ire.
Police Search Rooms
Within flftPen minutes after the first
alarm hurl been turned In Chief of
Police Aubln arrived, accompanied by
Copt. Bromlhead. Although the fire wad
Fpurtiiiff from every window and door
way,'the officers donned oilskins and
climbed In the building. From room to
room they went, searching for valuable
nrtlclcs of Jewelry left by the mad
rush of the Kuests. In one room n
wealthy traveling man had stored $1400
worth of Christmas presents for his
friends. Ho barely escaped with his
life and the Christmas presents were
all burned. Such was the case with
scores of others who were only too glad
to escape with their lives without try-
Ing to save anything.
After a search of several hours the
chief left the building. Up had col
lected Jewels valued at about $3000. In
cluding a beautiful diamond solitaire
ring, six gold watches, a dozen stick
pins, a necklace, a bracelet, three
purses and about a dozen silver-backed
toilet articles. AH these were taken to
the station to be Identified.
'Immediately following the crush of
the floors when the building had par
tjally cleared of the tottering supports,
many, guests begged to be allowed to
gn ; back to the building and rescue
some of their property from the water.
In. company with an officer, one man
climbed a ladder to the second floor.
He came down with a Joyous expression
on his face and went to the Broadway
hotel, where he dealt out six pair of
socks .to his sockless companions In
] Another man approached nn officer
nnd bPßged to be allowed to go bnck to
the building. "I left my watch on the
bureau of my room," he said. "It is a
gold watch studded with diamonds and
my mother save It to me." Capt.
Broadhead went up the ladder with the
man to his room, but a few moments
later the guest returned, and with a
doleful look remarked that everything
in the room had been destroyed.
Sergeant Gets Present
i Sergt. Craig was one of the first of
ficers at the fire. Shortly after his
arrival he went to the back of the build
ing to order the stretching of fire lines
along the alley. As he was walking
along some one threw an umbrella out
of a window. The thing, was brand
new and had a beautiful goid and pearl
handle on it. A card wishing merry
Christmas to someone had been partly
' tern ; off and the Fergeant carried the
'umbrella during the fire. It is now at
the police station.
' 'Frank Bryson spent the night at the
hotel. Jn company with Gen. Wankow
skl and others he had gone there to
spend the evening but found that he
wns too late to catch the last car.
Wankowski ran and caught the car,
and yesterday he related the following
story about Bryson: "I guess Bryson
would have done a little running last
night himself," said Wankowski yes
terday, "if he had known what was In
store for him. The lust thing he told
me was that hp had a magnificent
opera coat in a suit case. He said he
wus going to give it to his wife for a
Christmus present, but this morning
after he escaped he told me that the
clonk had been burned to cinders."
•■Mrs. O. J. Colton, wife of a mining
man of Searchlight, was one of the
heavy losers. "I was awakened by the
shouts of the bell boys," said Mrs. .Col
ton yesterday as she looked toward the
ruing of the hotel. "I ran to the hall
and there all was confusion and people
■were running about as though scared
half to death. I had seized some of my
clothing as I ran and managed to
partly dress downstairs, and then I
went to the Broadway hotel and com
pleted the operation. I guess my loss
is about $400 or more. Of course we
lost all our clothing and my husband
h!ad taken several jewels which he had
purchased for me lor Christmas pres
ents and put them in a hand bag be
neath the Hcarf on the dresser. "We for
got the things when we run from tlie
room and when we returned a moment
later to get them the hand satchel had
Only One Room Saved
■ "t had a narrow escape from death,"
said H. T. Bechtel of Salt Lake City,
who was one'oE the guests In the hotel.
"I was awake before the fire started
/;nd seized whatever, I could get hold of.
Sly room was 325, up In the corner of
the building, and wus the only room in
the house that wns saved. I mannged
to crawl out and get away without
being injured, but 1 saw many people
crawling out of windows on their hands
anrj knucs and rushing about panic
It Is estimated that nearly $50,000 of
the lo«ts was from the clothing, jewels
and eush, owned by the guests. These
things were packed for the most part
in trunks and buit cases which were
burned up in the tire. Several oases of
finn jewelry carried by a goldsmith's
salesmen were lost In this way, and
trunks and cases went crushing down
into the lire.
! A. F. Muhle of Chicago was one of
tjie heavy losers among the guests. "I
had several suits of clothing, a bunch
of Jewelry and borne money burner) up,"
he said. "I was on the second floor of
the building and wus awakened by the
smoke, wn'ch very nearly suffocated
me before I could get out of my room.
I grabbed some clothing and managed
to get to the first floor in safety. I
dressed there. In my trunk I had over
JJOO In currency, and that, with my
jewels and ull my poH»esßions was de
Several men were complaining that
their clothing was burned, and v rep
resentative of a local ready made
clothing house who appeared on the
scene was simply showered with orders
for suits, coats and haberdashery of
Gaa Becomes Ignited
The gaa in the lighting pipes of the
building became Ignited near the top
floor and a great flame illuminated the
blackened walls and continued to burn
until the gas men arrived several hours
later, and turned it off.
; During the fire, wheu the flremn were
nearly txhitufctia from their work, Dr.
I'Vlltsliy cume from her office sotne dis
tance away with 11 busktti heaped full
of , umd wictifts vmj nevejjU bottly* at
hot coffee. Jn spite of the blinding mas«
of ' water and • cinders, • sh<> ■ went from
engine to engine and within a dozen
f*»t of the burning building, serving
hot coffee an-l sandwiches to the fire
men. Manager* Loomis served hot
coffee and rolls to the flre fighters. In
the Angelus during the flre. The An
gelus also accommodated ninny of the
guests from the burning hotel.
Several firemen picked up Jewelry and
valuable baubles during the fire, nnd
these were turned over to Chief Lips,
who gave them to Chief Auble.
At noon the flre wns under perfect
control and the water tower and fight-
Ing apparatus was called away, leav
ing one company on guard. A fire line,
however, will be maintained about the
building for several days until the ruins
can be looked over by the police In an
effort to find valuable*.
OWNERS OF BUILDINGS
DECLARE LOSS TOTAL
AND INSURANCE LOW
The two buildings which were de
stroyed were owned by the Henry
Mortz estate, the northern section being
owned by Mrs. Elizabeth Mertz and thn
southern section by Mrs. Wlnstol. The
loss to both Is almost total, although
they are fairly covered by insurance.
The construction of the building Is
said to be OtlO of the main causes of
the rapid spread of the conflagration.
City Dulldlng Inspector J. J. Backus,
who was at the flre, yesterday made the
"In my latest report on buildings I
have made complaint regarding build
ings known ns class C, that are con
structed of wood throughout and not
fireproof. This building is of that clnss
and there are a lot more of them In the
city. They are not safe."
The Van Nuys Broadway cafe was
recently taken charge of by W. O.
fitagon. The loss was heavy and the
insurance light. 1
H. D. Clarke and It. L. F. Forsyth,
proprietors of the hotel,, made the fol
lowing statement yesterday: "We had
about 120 guests, many being tourists.
The house was fairly well crowded for
the holiday season. The loss Is total,
but we are fairly well insured."
"Tho entire stock is a total loss,"
said C. W. Damerel of the Cass-Du
merel company yesterday. "The goods
nre chiefly perishable and I think the
loss is complete. The stock and fixtures
were valued at about $40,000."
The stock of the California Wall
Paper company was completely de
stroyed, but the Insurance was fair.
Samuel Faroat, Importer of fine
silks, located next door north of the
Cass-Damerel hardware store, stated
yesterday morning that It would be
impossible for him to even estimate
his loss for several days. He carries
a stock of fine silk garments, some of
them worth a hundred dollars apiece,
and said that the value of each is
much lessened, because they are all
tainted with the smell of smoke and
some of them are saturated with
"I am very grateful," said Mr. Faroat
while showing a reporter through
the store, "that this flre did not oc
cur a week ngo, for we have had
heavy business this week and our
stock has been much reduced. I carry
$15,000 insurance, which fully covers
my loss. I believe the only thing that
saved our store from burning was the
fact that there were fire doors at the
rear which prevented the heat from
breaking the windows."
MADE ON SUSPICION OF
As soon as the alarm was turned In
yesterday morning a number of men
dashed to the hotel and started to go
through the rooms. Officers were on
guard, however, and four arrests were
It is alleged that some of the bell
boys attempted to ransack the burning
rooms, but this the boys deny, stating
that they were simply attempting to
save some of the stuff from the fire.
E. L. Apple, engineer for one of » the
flre companies, was arrested by mis
take but was released at once.
M. P. Koff was seen rummaging
through the building and officers allege
he picked up a bag of gold dust. When
he was arrested he remarked: "Better
to take It than let >t burn."
E. S. Risk, a bellboy, was arrested on
suspicion, although nothing could be
found on him.
R. M. Clark and Henry Grann were
arrested on charges of disturbing the
HE IS OFFICIAL SWEARER
How Mr. Vauclafn Proposes to Stop
Profanity in a Fire Com
Special to Tho Herald.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 24.— Samuel
M. Vauclain paid $300 for the exclusive
right to swear and use vulgar language
In and about the fire house of the
Byrn Mawr volunteer fire company,
pre-empting the title of "Official
The duties of the official swearer are
to be set out in v series of rules, with
penalties, which, It is expected, will
force all other members of the fire com
pany to call on him when there is an,y
swearing to be done.
If It shall appear at the end of a
year that no one except Vauclain has
uttered an oath or used vulgar lan
guage in the tire-house, Vauulin will
pay $500 into the treasury of. the com
"Swearing and vulgarity are intolera
ble," says Mr. Vauclain, "and my ob
ject Is to prevent both at the fire house.
The title of 'official swearer' vested In
me will serve merely to remind the
firemen that aweiuing U my exclusive
function, nnd good faith will compel
them to abstuin from It. Swearing is
a habit which I bellevo ull men would
be glad to cure themselves of, and I
bellevo my contract with thu firemen
will cure them of It."
Mr. Vauclain is superintendent of the
Baldwin Locomotive Works and has
18,000 men under him. He Is never pro
funo nor vulgar, Albu Johnston,.gen
eral manager of the Baldwin works,
Is president of tho lire company. The
membership of the fire company is
about evenly divided between million
aires and clerks.
Teacher Found Dead in Bed
John U. Llpper, 57 years old, a
school teacher who has lived In Los
Angeles about two years, coming here
from Newark, N. J., Mas found dead
In his bed yesterday at 1112 Kast Sev
enth street. The doctors say heurt
failure caused his death. The body
wus taken to Pierce llros.' morgue.
Bricklayer Injured in Fall
L. S. Longford, a bricklayer living at
2224 South Main street, fell from a cur
at the the corner of First and Main
streets yesterday afternoon and sus
tained a bruise on his left temple and
a cut on the right side of his nose.
He wus taken to the receiving hon
pltal, where he wus given medical at
Pure Pood and Burnett's Vanilla
Art th» 0OJU& Qsi Buxixit's always
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 35, iqo.t.
WON BY MAJOR
ANNOUNCER PROVES FEATURE
Clash With Broadswords Ends In De
feat of Sergeant Jeff Whalen of
the Regular Army In
Nearly 800 people turned out at
Fiesta park yesterday afternoon to
witness the mounted broadsword con
test between Mnjor McQulre, champion
brnadßwordsman of the world, and
Sergeant Jeff Whalen of the«Beventh
cavalry, United States army. At 2:30
o'clock the contestants, escorted by
their seconds, appeared upon tho field
amidst the shouts nnd cheers of the
spectators. After being Introduced by
the announcer the contentants donned
their armor nnd prepared for the fray
Major McQlre was helped into a tight
fitting coat of mall. Unlike the coat of
mall used In the days of King Arthur,
it did not glitter in the dazzling sun
light, for It was not n brnzen garb of
protection— only a tin one, smeared
with green paint. The sergeant was
clad In one of the snme design painted
red. Then from the pile of masks
used for the occasion each selected a
huge cage-like thing and this they
screwed on to their heads.
Then, lo— from out of the distance
the bugler came clad In a uniform
of light brown, a real army bugle
hanging by his side. Again the an
nouncer stepped forth and straining
his melodious voice to Its utmost called
aloud for one understanding the busi
ness to referee the contest. As every
body knew ns much about It as any
one else, he had some trouble In secur
ing one, but at last a suitable person
was found and the bugler announced
the starting of the battle.
Swats His Opponent
A real American dollar was thrown
up and the sergeant won, taking the
north field, while his opponent went
to the south. Again the bugle sounded
and the men came galloping towards
each other. When within range they
started fencing. The major, seeing an
opening, rose in his jaddle, sword up
lifted, to smite his antagonist when
he became overbalanced and the des
perate blow Intended for the sergeant
hit his own horse full In the head
This poor start angered the champion
and he settled down to steady work.
Time after time the major would strike
his opponent, badly denting the armor
of tin. As the swords were harmless
so far as inflicting any serious injury
the men continued to hack up each
other's breast protectors.
At the end of every round the bugler
would toot his little horn and the bat
tlers would ride back to their end of
the field for one minute's rest. When
this period of time elapsed the bugler
would again demonstrate his ability
and toot a little more. This lasted for
eleven rounds, the major coming out
on top every time, when the sergeant
was forced to throw up the sponge
as his hands were badly cut. '
The most remarkable feature of the
performance was the antics of the an
nouncer, who, besides yelling his head
off, kept Jumping up and down, kick
ing and waving his hat in the air
urging the contestants on.
CAUGHT BY A WOODEN LEG
Burglar in a Fright Screams Aloud
and Flees From the
Special to Tho Herald.
KINGSTON. Dec. 24.— Allan Hester, a
negro youth, has been sentenced to the
Albany penitentiary for six months for
stealing a pair of trousers belonging to
Aaron Friedman, a grocer.
When Friedman goes to bed at night
he leaves, his wooden leg in his trousers.
It saves time, and in case of a hurry
call he can dress quickly. Since his ex
perience with Hester, Frjedman Is con
vinced that his wooden leg is also a
splendid burglar alarm.
Hester found the door of Friedman's
houee unlocked one night and walked
In. He tiptoed into Friedman's room,
seized the trousers from a chair beside
the bed and started to retreat. The
trousers seemed unusually heavy and
the negro grinned joyously us he felt
for the pockets.
Suddenly there was a thump, thud,
bang; something hard and heavy hit
the negro's foot and he let out a yell
that awoke every one In the house.
Still clutching the trousers, the negro
tied, while Friedman, seeing his wooden
leg on the floor, hurted It after the re
treating figure. ■ The negro was caught
later by the police and confessed.
ROUGH TIME FOR "PROPHET"
Induced Man to Turn Over All His
Possessions and Neighbors
Take a Hand
Special to The Herald.
RENFREW, Okla., Dec. 24.— George
Huffman,' an Itinerant preacher, was
tarred and feathered Friday night at
Perth, and after walking all night
without food he arrived here a^ noon
ull but dead from the cold. The dist
ance between here and Perth is twenty
For the last three month Huffman
has, been living with a fain'ly numed
Tulklngton at Perth, and represented
himself to be the "True Prophet " of
Christ." He had induced the elderly
heud of the household to belive that
the world was coming to an end In five
years and to give up ull his curthly
possessions to him.
Neighbors heard of Huffman's actions
and ordered him to leave. He refused,
and last night a band of masked men
went to the house and after overpower
ing him, applied the tar and feathers,
After the coat was placed upon him he
was ordered to "hike," and wusted no
time In doing bo. When he reuched here
clothing waa given him and he was
placed la the hospital.
WATCHMAKER FULL OF TICK
When Requested to Step Into Man.
ager's Office Watches and Pawn
Tickets Were Found on Him
Special to The Herald.
NKW YOItK, Deo. 24.— When a
watchmaker employed In a Muiden
Lant> establishment was leaving hi*
work place one night tlila week the
manager of the entubilshment noticed
many and varied ticks coming from hU
A heart-to-heart conversation fol
lowed with the result that the watch
maker wan invited Into the private of
fice of the munager and there ufckeil
to ' unload. Twenty-iix watches and
fifteen pawn tickets for us many more
were found in his pocketH. .The walk
ing '. ticker . then wtui ■ turned wver \o
POSTAGE STAMPS THAT
CIRCULATED AS MONEY
THEY ARE INCASED IN METAL
During the War of the Rebellion One
Hundred and Four Millions of
These Stamps Were Sold In Three
Months— Now In Good Demand
rtrorln I to Th« Htratd.
NEW VOrtK, r>pc. 24.—Incns*>d pon
tage stamps nre arousing n great deal
nf Interest among coin and stamp col
lectors, for the character of this odd
npecles of money brings It within the
province of both. 80 keen has been
the rivalry to obtnln specimens of this
Issue that high prices have been paid
for little disks of metal which only a
chort time ngo In many Instances were
given to children to play with.
Incased stamps consist of postage
stamps of the issue nf 1881, In valuf
from 1 to 90 cents. Inclosed In thin,
circular metal cases about the slxo of
n 26-cent piece, faced with mica. The
metal part Is nothing more than a rim,
nnd was Intvndfd to protect the stamp,
nearly the whole of which Is In view.
To conform to the disk the corners of
the stamps hnve been folded under.
They were flrßt made by J. Oault of
New York city, who patented the cases
In 1862. In that year, owing to the
high premium on gold, metallic money
of all denominations wns almost en
tirely withdrawn from circulation. 80
people took to using postage stamps
So great was the demand for these
stamps that it is said 104,000,000 were
sold In three months, and yet this great
number, which represented tho ca
pacity of the government plant, was
Insufficient to meet the demand.
Postage stamps, of course, were not
adapted to this purpose and they soon
beenme damaged. This caused a great
deal iof trouble, for persons often
placed these same worn stamps on let
Then Mr. Oault conceived the Idea
of framing the stamps In metal to pro
tect them from wear. Many patent
medicine firms, life Insurance com
panies, hotels and bread companies in
this city adopted the scheme and gave
large orders for their manufacture.
On the back of each metal case was
stamped the name of the firm issuing
It, and these issues not only relieved
the demand for small change, but also
furnished a good advertisement. A
charge of about 25 per cent was made
for making them by Oault.
The Incased stamps had none of the
drawbacks of their predecessors and
were generally accepted as money un
til the Issue of fractional currency,
which put an end to their usefulness.
The stamps used In the metal cases
were of a special design, as the gov
ernment at the outbreak of the war
had repudiated the stamps Issued be
fore that time. When the Civil war
began there were millions of dollars'
worth of postage stamps ■ scattered
throughout the-: southern states in hun
dreds of postofflces, so the federal gov
ernment took this course In self-de
In the 1 cent cases were the 1 cent
blue stamps bearing the head of Frank
lin, Jefferson's portrait was borne by
the B-cent issue. The 30-cent stamp
bearing Franklin's head was put in
the case of that denomination, while
Washington's portrait was used In the
24 and 90-cent cases, the latter being
the highest denomination Inclosed in a
There were 160 , varieties of the in
cased stamps, for firms In different
parts of the country also adopted the
Idea. And even Canada had one is
sue. This was the one issued by the
firm of Weir & Larminle of Montreal,
CATCHES RARE DISEASE
Hospital Physician Falls Victim to
One of His Professional
Special to The Hern Id.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.— Yielding to
the advice of his colleagues Dr. A. M.
Pappenhelmer. principal assistant o!
Prof. Charles Norrls, chief of the path
ological department of Bellevuo hos
pital, will start on a sea voyage this
week to recuperate from the effects
of his devotion to duty In the treatment
of one of the rarest cases ever ad
mitted to the Institution. It is thought
that Dr. Pappenhelmer is a victim to
experimentation in a "famine" or "re
lapsing" fever case.
Dr. Osier, the most eminent authority
on pathological conditions, says "re
lapsing fever" became known first in
tho eighteenth century In India. It ap
peared in this country In Philadephia
in 1844, and in ]869 is was In epidemic
form in New York and Philadelphia,
and since then has not been known.
The patient who subsequently devel
oped this case of tho fever came from
Galveston. It was only after a series
of painstaking diagnoses that it wus
determined that he was suffering from
the mysterious malady described in the
books as "febris recurrens." Dr. Pap
penhelmer became interested Immedi
ately. He took a small quantity of
blood from the veins of the sick man
and inoculated one guinea pig, or.o
mouse and two rubblts. The mouse
and the guinea pig were not affected
apparently, but on the seventh day
after Inoculation the rabbits refused
food and became vicious. In attempt
ing to take the temperature of one of
them Dr. Pappenhelmer was bitten in
the hand and in a few days he was
obliged to leave the hospital and go to
The Bellevuo patient meantime was
being watched with the most intense
Interest by the entire medical staff, ior
there was not a doctor in the hospital
who hud ever seen a case of relapsing
fever. All the peculiar symptoms, de
scribed by Dr. Loomis were present.
The temperature at times rose to 107
si ml the pulse run up to 140 beats a min
ute. Then this abnormal condition
would disappear and the patient would
be übln to get out of bed and show
such evidence of complete recovery
that he could be discharged as cured.
But warned by the udlvce of Dr. Osier,
It was determined to keep the patient
under observation for a few duys. At
the end of the seventh day the fever
and high pulse returned, and this r*
lapse from normal to abnormal and
buck again continued for two months.
Helapslng or famine fever is caused
by a minute parasite which lnvadi s
the arterttil system, as Dr. Pappen
helmer in his experiment on the rab
bits demonstrated. It Is the only
malady known where the temperature
rises so high without corresponding
BRAVE WOMAN CRUSHES RAT
Vicious Beast Grips Her Skirt and She
Proves That She Needs No
Special to Th« Herald.
CHKBTKH, Pa., Pec. 24.— Mrs. May
nurd l'oole, wife of a prominent mer
chant, has won from her sex the title
of brave woman. , Feeling something
tugging at her dress in the darkness
she reached down'and caught the thing
and crushed It in her hand.
,'fhe plucky . woman ; almost swooned
away when she discovered that she had
killed a large rat,' nnd for several hours
her verves , were uimtruntf.
Winners of Salesladies!
Contest Announced I
Miss Edith House of Lane C& Co.'s Store, and a Resident of the Eighth |
Ward, Takes First Honors +
MISS EDITH HOUSE „ J™* |
Of Lane & Co.'s won first prize. Total, 182,305 votes. ' 164,235 votes. T>
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llfllgmS^^HAGAS^ MISS EDITH HOUSTON" £
Of the New York Cloak and Suit House won -third Of the Broadway Dept." Store won" fifth prize. Total. J|
prize. Total, 136,331 ; votes. , } '■- : .-::'■■ ■■'■ ; . 57.305 votes. ,' ./.•■• V".'V £
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MISS EDITH LEARNED of the New York Cloak and Suit House won fourth |
prize. Total, 61,3*2 Votes ; . ♦
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fll HI T° O ur P atrons and the W. Wt-
. Public, We Wish a
Very Merry Ghristmas
In recognition of the: more than generous favors shown us -this: season 'by the 'public, whose; '
. patronage has exceeded that of any former year, wo thank 1 all who have Joined , ln making . ;■"•."
■ thls'the best of all-months in our history. And notwithstanding ■tho ; immenso December ■'V ■•'■::
business, we are equipped to meet now, without any delay,, with our extensive reserve stock, '■' . ■:
every want in furniture, great or small. . ' ..■'•• -.' • ■ ' ••' ;, ■ •■' '
For the return New- Year's gift, ftfrnitiire is the most appropriate, and we .."'7 ;v
shall be pleased to have you compare our stock and • prices. The advantage in
buying here will be quickly apparent. •■',:' ■
Store Closed All Day Toda^* ■ .
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BEAR IN DENVER STREET
Policeman Meets Peculiar Night
Prowler and Get a Bad '
Special to The Herald.
DENVER, Dec' 24.— "H01d on . there
you stiff; you needn't think you are go-
Ing to scare me or fool me. I know you
have Just got a bear skin rug over you
Hold on, there, I suy, or I will swat you
one over the noodle with this club!"
Tills was what Patrolman : George
Hunt said to a big cinnamon beur last
night at Forty-first and Franklin
streets as he emerged from a patrol
box. The officer thought some one was
trying to fool him and Bcare him and
he tulked at length to the big animal.
A grunt and. a series of snarls and
growls came from Mr,' Bear.und as he
gilded past the big six-foot; policeman
he struck at him with his paw.
"Acts ' like bear, . smalls :<•■ like bear
, growls like • beur, It must b« a bear,"
thought tho policeman, and he made a
Inline for the long , chain: that trailed
behind' bruin. •»' ',-'■"
He jerked the chain and the . beai
reared on his hind feet and began act-
Ing viciously. Mr. Hunt had Just about
quieted t.e animal and was going to
call tha patrol wagon when two excited
Italians rushed up. They explained
[that the bear'was a trick animal be
longing to them, and that he had es
caped from his den In Globevllle.
Policeman v Hunt was much dlsap.
pointed because he did not get an op
portunity to 1 take his odd prisoner to
v police headquarters. '
Applying the Vernacular
"80 far this dinner has . been fear
fully bad. Anything else on the.bill?"
"imported sausage." , ;(^y^|SJ^JJiyj
"Ah. the wuriit Is yet. to .come."—
l'ittuburg Post, >;-.'. . \-t., < ',
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l-'RWIS.i'V. ,><■:■"■■ ,:■ .. • ■'•/, :; "•* ■'
WATERMELONS ! ; ALL- WINTER
Discoverer of Endless Life, for Most
Perishable fruit of
Buocl.il to The Herald.
WEST CH ESTEIt, . Pa., Dec' 24.—
William .Walters of this place, regaled
a number of friends today upon .water
melon as fresh us though Just ; pulled
from the vine and of tho best flavor.
A big melon wus cut and distributed;
and he has others which he will serve
on Christinas. . ■■'■-, ; . .■■■ .. ..-,■•
Walters claims to have discovered the
cecret of keeping v melon fresh until
late In 'the. winter,' and has been prac
ticing his method for several winters. 1
Beo dlaplav'in wlndowg of Th« Herald.
~IioLI^ISNUKCK'"7'LODawr~ r KV?
L#%-' 81 »,.*'. A: A- W.. will uonferthe
Tt-JTitlrst degree' Tuesday uv until &
'/\rV December 26. "••■■ , . .. ..,.-. irt .
:3, Wl^L Dipiv, ScvjQtary.
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