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p L Recollections
I J By Col. D
I No. 3. The M
I Eugene Hale has immortalized, in
his charming story, the mythical
V "Man Without a Country." Volumes
V have been written about the imaginm
ary "Man in the Iron Mask." Imaginary.
for late researchers have discov
*red that no such man ever existed.
Yet, little has ever been written about
w the real Casper Hauwser, the most
jgj^mysterious and unfortunate indivi^^Huiual,
of which authentic history has
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surrounding his birth, life and death
Hfere even greater than that which surwm
rounds the mysterious birth of the
Br Christ. The latter, however, died
openly before the great populace, the
victim of an unjust law. Casper
V Hauwser's death was even more unaccountable
than his birth. His whole
life was one of most cruel and unjust
persecution, yet as far as man is allowed
to know, he was as pure and as
innocent as the Christ himself, sufLfering
all this persecution and ignominious
death for the foul sins of
r Unlike all other beings, since our
first parents, Casper Hauwser, so far
as we will ever know, came, like the
great Jove, upon earth in the full
bloom and vigor of manhood.
t Sometime during the late seventies,
or soon after the Austro-Prussian
>war, a young man was found wandering
aimlessly about the back streets
of Vienna, just as the rays of the sun
fcegan glinting against the guilded
Rires and domes of the city. He
Plemed dazed, bewildered, frightened
and to all appearance, he acted as an
animal just from the jungles, and let
| loose upon the crowded thoroughfare
of a great city. His dress was neat
and clean, but of cheap material, his
small feet and hands with smooth j
tapering fingers, high brow and brownJ
^eyes, indicated that he came from the
* higher strata of society. He was
* barefoot-ed, but the soles of his feet
were as tender as a babe's and he
wabbled and staggered, as a child
just learning to walk. Great curiosity
and suspicion were aroused and he
was taken into custody. He was a
seven days wonder. The papers of
the day were teeming with accounts
>of this mystericws stranger, and hunTdreds
of different theories were advanced.
Some held out the hypothesis
that he was an imposter, while others
held out?what? They simply didn't
know what to think. Telegrams and
letters were sent to every part of EuTop-e
asking for some information of
the new comer. Days rolled by, weeks
came and went, but not a clew could
ever be gained, not even a whisper or
suspicion. The best of experts ex
Lmineu him, and declared every faculty
and organ in perfect order; nothing
rf whatever wrong with his vocal organs,
yet could scarcely make a sound.
He was for months kept like a beast
in a cage. Then a rich nobleman,
ount Ovega, I think was his name,
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came ionvani, eUiu uaciimucu w uuravel
the mystery by having him
taught speech, language and an awaking
of memory. Taking him to on-e of
his estates in Austria he employed the
best experts and teachers that money
* could provide, and gave them the task
?f bringing back his mmd from its
animal existence. In tne meantime ne
Many children have been seriously
injured through jumping on the backs
of wagons, and then jumping off in
front of a car.
Do not touch a broken etectric wire.
| For 100 years tl
surance Co. has paid
f LARGE or SMALL ]
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tna ever oetore.
Its business, scattered
communities throughout th
est of any fire insurance <
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ryour tire and storm rnsur;
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of a Long Life
. A. Dickert
(an of Mystery.
sent the shrewdest detectives all ovei
i Europe; the keenest sleuths visitec
' every count, smelt in the back-ways
of every house of royalty, or rich
aristocracy, but not a breath. Records
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births, but all was blank as to an individual
that suited Hauwser Case.
The teachers had littl-e difficulty in
bringing their pupil back to mental
life, his seeing, hearing, organs of
speech, all being in perfect order, made
the tasK easy. Alter a y-ear ur su uc
developed in mind to a boy of ten
years old. Then began Count Ovega
and the teachers task to rouse his
memory of his past life. It reminds
one of the story of "Called Back." But
with all the aid given him, his mind
could go no further back than the
mnrninfr r>n which he was found. He
could remember only four walls, his
food was always in on>e place, he slept
and rolled upon the floor, and never
had an idea or a thought of a world
out side. His mind had lain dormant,
his whole blind in a torpor. Now
went out the cry in some quarters of
"impostor," "impecunious nobleman's"
ruse to obtain a home and a livlihood.
But the count had faith in him, keeping
his tutors still at work, with a
hope that as his mind expanded he
would yet bring back the past.
One day while walking in the
gardens of the estate, the servants
heard loud cries for help, and apparantly
a great commotion in that di
rection, ran out to him to find him
bleeding from many blows over the
head and insensible. The count called
in the best of detectives, but never
a trace of his ' assailants could be
found. After following them ?or a
few hundred yards all signs were lost.
| On recovering he could only tell of
I being assailed from Demna, ana Deai'
en into insensibility, but saw none of
, the assailants. This deepened the
mystery. The count was assured in
his mind, some interests were bent
on his distraction. One night, when
all of the people on the place were
asleep he took Hauwser In his coach,
and himself drove him to another
estate. In a distant part of the empire,
j there left him into the hands of differ'
ent people and teachers altogether.
Keeping every avenue to his identity
; closed. He in a few years became
; well educated, but could never hark
back to his early existence. One day
while sitting in a back porch alone a
pistol shot rang out, and on the inmates
of the house running to him,
he was found dead, with a pistol ball
in his brains.
There the book of mystery closes on
its last page, and will remain closed
until the book of doom is opened.
Again sleuths were brought in, but
never a track or trace of the assassins
were ever found.
What great dynasty or throne was
j toppling while Casper Hauwser lived?
j What great house or great name
I might fall or wallow in the mire, if
j the identity 01 tnis man 01 mystery
: was ever known? Where was the
; mother, for he certainly had one, with
a heart so black who could bury her
child in a living tomb, to shield her
i shame, and fearing light might yet
i come to his brain and the mystery of
i his wrong unraveled, pursued him
with relentless fury to his death?
Hoty They Do it in Texas.
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Tbe proposition is to issue coun!
ty bonds in the sun of $1,000,000 for
; the construction of county roads and
be Hartford Fire InI
every JUST claim,
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tis great land, is the largcompany
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hats for the same price you pay for on
No Two Alike?200 P?
Thousands of Plumes, Stick-ups ai
public. Visit this department on the :
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1,500 yards of a most wanted Silk
for waists, dresses and linings, every
shade is represented, also white, cream
and black, $1.25 quality at choice
the yard - - - - 98c
25c French Ginghams 15c
Zep'iyr Ginghams, new and in a
beautiful line of patterns, checks,
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plaids ana sona coiors, iuu m wiuc
worth 25c. special the ya~d - - 15c
Unparalleled Hosiery Sale.
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5 cases isiisier jdiuwii ululmiigo
just opened up, for men, women,
misses, boys and girls. This store is
winning a national reputation in selling
Hosiery. Xo ether store in the
a country has such broad, full stocks of
the best and newest product and none
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nense stocks from manufacturers and impor
stores that in-between profit? We sell you
attern Hats -No Two Alike.
id Flowers at an immense saving to the du>
has been sold for as low a price.
150 doz. women's Silk Hose, full
fashioned, with double sole and garter
top, black only, well worth 39c,
special - - - - 25c
100 doz. women's full fashioned
gauze lisle Hose in tan, white and
black, extra value, at the pair 25c
Misses' and children's Soldier Stockings,
one-by-one ribbed, black, tan
and white, with double heel and toe,
20c value, at choice the pair- - - 15c
50 doz women's Silk Hose, full
fashioned, with double lisle sole and
garter top, in black, tan and white,
well worth 75c, take your choice at
only the pair - - - 48c
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Women's pure tnreaa suk nose in
tan, black and white, worth $1.50, at
only the pair - - - 98c
Women's fast black lisle hose worth
19c, at the pair - ??*- I2*4c
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re are showing one of th<
adies' Tailored Suits thai
these suits are up to the
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Extra heavy white Corduroj" Pique,
wide, medium and narrow wale, full
32 in. wide, just the fabric for skirts
and one piece dresses, worth elsewhere
29c, special the yard - - 19c
Kayser Silk Gloves.
The famous 4'Kayser" Glove in
silk, with double finger tips. Buy a
Kayser and you have the best. Price
on short gloves .25, 50 and 65c.
16 button Long Gloves in black
and white - - 98c and $1.50
Beautiful New Waists.
Wash Silk Shirts, in white and
stripes, the stripes are fast colors and
will wash $2.49 up
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5 most complete lines
twe have ever had.
highest standard in
and W. B. Corsets
els for all types of
[ stout, low and high,
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