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HORRORS OF MORRO CASTLE
GhastlyTragedies Enacted by
! Bloodthirsty Spaniards.
HOW SPANIARDS SLAUGHTER PRISONERS.
No citizen of tho I'nitcd States h.n n
lteenrr nf-ollit-t ii.ii f Spanish ntn.K-itIi.-s
tlmn Captnln .1. J. Allesof Colcstliie, 11R
"In November, lH.'iM," iyn Captain
Alio, "I went to New Orleans with a raft
ot tlmlx-r friim f-(i Yazoo swamps. (In
my arrival 1 found they wevr orgmizing
un rxi iliti-m toun-oNt the Cuban to Mrir
fin-dom. Il ing young and nn:;ious for
udvrJiture, I joined them, a tlitl also n:y
parnier, liohcrt Weathers of 'I cni-.essee.
Onrrnl Nnrriso l.oprz was in rimiimnd.
Vie were paid -;w li l:i hpnnMi gold,
nnd if we m eecilr.l in frrri'ic'tu island
Wo Wrhi to have a farm ai!.ce. There
wero loo uf r, un. v.-c went ir.!o ramp lc
twrrn tl'.u I'niNil Stair barttiei; ami the
Jinkwm battleground. Lope; .lnnd us
under regular military discipline, und v.
Were not permitted to g ii.t.i t'.erity
Without u 1 '-.
"AftiT vu had rnmpcil t hern fur three
weeks l'ro'ulcnt l-'illn on Issued n proc
lamation Ftjl invt that the Cuited States
Mas not at war with Spain ami I how wha
went t' Culai would not lie protected by
tlm government of tlu lulled States. Ho
Insurd .eciiil rulers, I afterward learned,
tor M to ili: ::aml. We Were not allowed to
Vnow tills. The name night tho prcrln
Jiiallon was Issued an old ship was inoor)-l
for UK. I believe hrr name was I'ompcrlo.
We wrro hurried aboard, ai:l tho next
morning wo were w mile Mr.w New ()r
Irans mid anchored in the gulf of Mexico.
We staid tin :.-ten honr and then sailed
for tho awful ml that awaited us. It
wined that our Hirers w re a'.raid our
government world w-nd rs;-N after us.
"An I learned nllc.v.i.'d, the j-.nvem-tncut
had ahyiliiMy nothing to d with
tho expedition. It was simply a lill'iu-ttr-Ing
trip started In- Hpe i:I.;orr, fi.mi New
York, Pliilidel hla and other renter,
who wen- In a land crabh'nn h.-lieme with
tho few Insurant who wnr thru rclx-1-lloun.
They had prt u.l.l Iji ti or
gnnlxo uther rotnp-in'.' s a-:d wo nnehorw!
tn tho Miuth or the Rolf to await tin in,
lint thry diil tint tdnnv t.ji promptly. 'J'iiu
Ollleern werv nlRiid (,f the (rovernnunt
overtakiiiK tl.eni, ., n.i U-foiv M::tnl, wo
llfteil anchor ami s-iih-.l. Wr went amuml
tho wait li of l in- tr.ilf Kinl rmi nUMit to
lund uu I'uhaii miiI mm line morning
When a Swmivh eri-.lwr ame al iu. pih
bleil tin lip iMtlily and t-ived in Into Ha
Viinn as pii-miu ts. V.'e weru put into liis
torio old Murni
"I Iiwrmtl laier that o:l,i r rt,it;;anis,
hrnrliiK of o-.ir mi fortune, l ut li; k t i s, n
and ili.-lind,il. t)nr ullevrs were nil
r!pnnlanN r-ln-N. My raj tain's tintu
Was KiHlriiiex. They t:ihl M when wr
enlii-Ud that when wr got tuCulvi all
Would 1' our friends exo-pt nfewi.ri-to-cmt.
I uni N.rry to mj- that in latir
CTrnts we found the Culian our wo:t
enrmles. The leri-iptei-.s hieh wr havu
had mi Rni j hlrnlly i:i thr i n-s deal liuditly
With Slurru t'a.-tle. 'lhu ncurttrs have
rTlurntly ne.vrr i.plnml tin.' man eoii-uiii-ln
Uiwels of the r-;.t moiiMer. Men
cannot tind in tin- i ii-lMi iancua(io
Won! that ran Irf r- th.- horror of thr
Underground roitruilion us it was in
ISoO.aml I M:pc m- it I worx- todi.y. Thr
first thing tin; Aim riians should do when
thrytuke Havana I.; to tear dov. ti tlu old
prison ot Crutrt on the north Afriean
const (rivo faint ideas of the rataeoiahs of
the Mnrro. Tear down thr walls and
there, lying in dark, damp, vermin f.lhtl
cavc Atneriiiins will l:i-d snplr who have
Hot tirhrld thr (ilorirs of thr sun lor yi-ars.
I rannot iIim ril.v now how we tt.nm lcd
tindcrcrviind to thee little t-::si-ments.
The ono Wiiithers and I. I y rit rrniiirk-
hlo cuitn lileiirr, wrrr ploittl in was nlmt
7 fivt lon, 4 feet wiih, and 5 fert hlph.
Tho water was ronMimtly dripping on tho
Btrnw wo had fur a Intl. and there was no
telling how lor.s this straw had been
there. It wn moldy and alive w ith ver
min. The odor was mi ken I n. We were
left In continual duk. Tho light from
tha tunnrl the only ray from the out
tide world rearhinff lis.
"From evrry tide of this tunnrl of star
vation and torture camo (in wins cf apmy
and glplis of n-sluation. Here a lilitieI
prlsotirr told uf his ineanvRition for
uonth becnusp of Koine trivial art. Thero
woman and her rhihlrrn wire U-iiiK
Starved. The awful Inquisitional horrors
and Imprisonment of those of tVuta
con Id not havo len tnoro terrihlo. Hut
this Is but tho overture for tho drama of
trajredy and barbarity that wo were to
"boat two weeki after our Imprison
ment wo reeelvnl an nnnouinvment that
filled us with terror. It was that, although
a sort of mork trial was jjivrn to the pris
oners. nt:t ono w:;s l-ir: acquittr-d, lint
were In-m adjutl.;.-rd puilty in haste nnd
eseeuted without irrrry.
"V,e rial hern ruiiMr.-lled to see them
shot In nil manners. Sometime.; tho order
was to place the r.'.uzj-.Ies of the guns in
their months, and their brains were thiif
blown out. Other times they were lined
hack upainst t!:o walls, and nitre a hollow
nifK-krry of religion had been trone thnaih
with theywiTo riddled. Vou have seen
tho pictures of Maximilian's rxuii:tion.
That was tho way most of thi iu went, and
they died bravely, bnt like dumb Iwast.-h-d
to f lauhter.
"1 hit the worst, piphl and the ono that
territled ns tin st. v.-.is the death lailicteil
upon (ieiicral Iai. x. He was parroted. It
was one of those slow processes in which
i np parro.rr, vvno ran oifl uirli a man lV
urn of the screw, prolongs the ;ony lor
liours. It was terrible. It. makes my
Mood freeze v.lun 1 iivail the feene. His
last, v.ords were, 'I die f ir my Culn.'
After pussing throi.'irh this theater of ln.r
rors I can apprwiiitu to n slight degree at
least the licvror of Spani.-h ru!e, vanity
"It was the tnomiiiR tx-foro our trial.
Tho turnkey of our ilivision was a very
old Sp iulxi'd, nnd I often tried tucnpa;i3
him in a conversation in dilTetrnt Inn
(ju:ir.w. but lie would shako his head.
I nuked him if there was a (te;'iu:i consul
in Havana, but he only reieatri!, Consul,
consul,' and shook his he::d. 1 have a lit
tledcrniitn l leod in my veins, and. though
it is eovereii with thr American, it sem-d
mc well in that im ident. Then I said to
him, Kml i;.dor I-rusr ia.' and he nod
rtcd his head. K -vry laore.!!!-- at about 8
o'clock he would brin; ;:s a lout of dark
bread. It looked r.s if li wero r.uide o it
of oats, and we lound t chr..T in it. lie
usually opened our rail door and handed
i:s a jug of water rnd threw us i:j our
" Hut this morning ho lirotiilit our bread
wrspM(l in pi-.p.-r1. I told Weathers t !.-
wrn (rettinj; stylish in rcrvii-jr br.v-d with
pais-ron it. l!y that t'.me Weaih-rs haa
torn o!f a pieii' of the bread and put it in
his mouth, lie ripiH il oat a big oath and
said, Yes, the srnlltuirels wa-it to feed us
on nails now.' I told him he was retting
ciazy. Why, look here.' ho said, nnd ho
handed le.r a piece of Wixsl uboKt ail inch
nnd a half long. I went to the keyhole in
the door, which w.is ihe only iihl v.e
had. and, 1 and behold. He ld n piece of
had Hneil ill my hand! It then began to
dawn on me what that l aper meant that
was wrapped (.round the bread. I took it
nndtoivutl a phve and wrote a note to
tho Prussian consul. 1 r.;:;not recollect
what it was now, but you ran well sur
mise thu purport. Tho turnkey returned
that afternoon, nnd I wanted to give the
note to him, lint he wouldn't take it. A!y
heart Kink, and 1 never felt so forlorn 1
tried to press it on him. but to im avail,
nnd ut la.-t in an agony of miml I un
thinkingly erumpled and'threv? it into his
basket and then sank dteAu on the straw
and rriil like a child.
'That evening at tho usual time for tho
turnkey I lieind a strange noise in the
gangway, which Was laid with st.me flag
ging. It sounded like metal a'.riking the
rork. Directly the key tamed in the cell
door, and it opened. U foro r.:e in the
ditsk I could make out the form of our
turnkey, but with him stood a till gentle
man, covered with a black clonk that
reached almost to tho lloor. 1 saw the tip
of a sc-ablvard showing out : hence tho noise
I had heard. It was the Prussian consul.
I realized that lay note had reached tho
right point, ntid there is one Spaniard in
this world, if he is still alivo, that I owe
my life to. After asking questions where
I was born, when I came over and how I
cot there he scid: 'I will do the best 1 can
for you. but it will ! a difficult case.
These Span iords are a bloodthirsty people '
"Ho then turned to wy nartnir and
asked him where he came from. Being a
Tcnncsstvan, he oould not understand the
German. The consul understood the caso
at a planer, but he whisiM-red to tnq that
it would be wrll for us to pretend to lie
brothers and for me to do tho talking. He
succeeded In having oir trials postponed,
and we were finally acquitted."
On the western const of Francs there Is
notd occasionally a strange pbrrHimenon
Which is driacribed by the name given to
IS ingraci log.
EVER FAITHFUL WOMAN.
How a Devoted Wife Cliogs to Her Crim
"It's the old etory of woman's devotion
to the man of her choice, no matter what
he does. She's like ivy the greater the
ruin the closer she clings." This was the
oomnicnt of a languid New York clubman
on hearing the story of William Riley
Foster, his wifo and little daughter. Fos
ter, now for the second timo a fugitive
from justice, is managing to keep beyond
the reach of law. His wifo and child are
living at a quiet New York hotel waiting
to hear from him. When sho does learn
where her husband is, she will endeavor
to reach him, but sh juld she succeed there
is every probability that tho police will by
following her once more nab their man.
Foster is tho son of a man who was
formerly in good circumstances. He was
educated at Columbia university and soon
afterward camo to be recognized as a tal
ented lawyer. The trustees of tho Produce
Rschange gratuity fund srlocted him as
their counsel, and such satisfaction did ho
give that ero long he was made solo cus
todian of tho fund. His salary was $10,
000 a year, but he lived at a rato necessi
tating ten times that amount. This went
on until lssa, when, having embezzled
$193,000 of tho funds Intrusted to his
care, he fled.- Then for tho fir time the
trustees heard of Luola Belote, When al
most a child, she had been inveigled into
a resort which Foster used to visit. Im
mediately on her arrival tho lawyer saw
her and, moved by her beauty and simple
innocenne, determined to save her. At that
time she did wot know the fr.tc from which
tho kindly mannered stranger had rescued
her. Sho knows now. Foster installed
the beautiful young girl in a villa on
Long Island. There sho was carefully edu
cated, it Ix-ing understood among people
in the vicinity that sho was Foster's niece.
As a matter of fart sho had becomo his
idol, and he was only waiting for the com
pletion of her education to make her his
wifo. Tho girl was equally infatuated
with him, nnd when tho crash came and
Foster disappeared sho had no thought of
deserting him. Police and detectives vain
ly tried to get from her information which
would lead to his arrest. Finally she
slipped away and took ship far Lisbon,
Portugal, where Foster was already locat
ed. Thero they were married and lived
for years. Meanwhile Foster's father had
paid $(S0,000 of hij son's stealings, but be
fore ho could pay tho rest he died, leaving
property worth nbout f-JOO.ooO. This
estate was settled up and Foster got the
money, but in some way tho polico got a
clew and started after their man.
By this timo Foster was tho father of a
girl baby. Getting a hint of the pursuit,
he, with his wifo and child, roamed ffom
place to place in Europe, but was finally
caught iu France. After a long legal
fight ho was brought to this country, tho
woman nnd tho littlo ono following on tho
nest steamer. In New York ho secured
bail in $20,000, Samuel W. MiUbank pledg
ing his $50,000 residence, for tho embez
zler's appearance. This was early in the
present year. For four months ho and
his family lived quietly at a hotel, but on
the day when tho caso was called Foster
had once more fled. A day or two later
MiUbank paid tho ?),000 bail, and about
tho same timo word camo thst the fugi
tive was in Paris. Mrs. Foster declares
that, hi'r husliand has committed suicide.
F.very day sho asks at tha clerk's desk for
a letter. When it comes, sho will prolia
bly try to eludo tho police onco more and
join her husband nnd face tho e4d life
fear by dy and night, with certainty that
her husband must again return to this
country and meet his accusers.
LOVE IS BLIND.
A Strang Case Showing tha Accuracy of
tho Old Adas.
Emma Srhaller, a noted living skeleton,
was recently married to William Colo of
St. Ixniis. - It is a singular freak of Cupid
and is liest told by Mrs. Colo herself: '-I
was jierfretly sound and healthy until I
was 20 years old. Then I was attacked by
what the doctors call muscular atrophy.
I began wasting away. From 138 pounds
my weight decreased to 38. I was well
and felt no pain, however. Then my
joints began to ossify nnd tho wasting
away ceased. Sinco tho joints becamo af
fected I havo gradually gained flesh, and
I weigh almut 68 pounds now. Tho joints
of my ankles, knees and wrists have turn
ed to bone. Thero is no tlesh on them.
You see the skin is drawn tight over my
wrist, which is hard, bony and unfeeling.
I don't think tho disease is progressing
MCS. EMMA SCIIALLER COLE,
any now. I feel perfectly well, have a big
appetite and am happy. Of course I have
nat walked in ten years, but I manage to
do a good many things about the house
with tho aid of a wheel chair.
"It does seem strange, dois it not, that
a big, strong man like Mr. Colo should
fancy a helpless, freakish wife such as I
am? I often tell him that. Uo only lauRhs
and says it docs seem strange. I lielieve
he loves mc and that he will care well for
me. If he doesn't, he -can pack his pie
box and get That's all there is to it. I
don't see why he should have married me
if he didn't love me. I have no money
and he doesn't want me to niako any out
of my affliction. He irrado me cancel a
contract I had made with Kingling Bros.
Marriages of this kind are not unheard of,
however. Tho handsomest man I ever
saw was marril to a woman with a lion's
head, the ugliest creature I ever beheld.
And her temper wasn't good cither."
A Boh That Failed.
Mr. Closerlsr Yes, child, I saw a brooch
that was verv nn-rtr. hi-.t it r.mt.ai-i.1 n
opal, and opals, you know
His Daughter But, papa, it isn't as
J ing. Jewelers' Weekly.
THE AEGUS, SATURDAY, JTTLT
Four Centuries of Shipwreck In
TRAGIC FATE OF THE BACK 5 AREA
Toned About the Eea For Sla tons
Monh Giiotl7 Derelict! Bed Falao Is
lands Oersn Mossier and Ham an
Skeletons Enmeshed Together.
When Colnmbusj with his little fleet of
three small ships, was making bis way
westward four centuries ago, be ran into
a seaweed sea. His crews feared rocks and
shoals, for they had clway nssoeiatid
such vegetation with the coast. No man
before tho coming of the daring adventur
er had ever seen masses of seaweed so
many miles from any shore. As tha little
fleet plunged in tho captains and tows
rcso in mutiny, fearing their own and
their ships' destruction la an unknown
and unfriendly sea. Tropical storms add
ed to the terrors of superstition and ig
norance The admiral was implored to
turn back he was threatened but with
the constancy of purpose which formed
his chief attribute ho held steadily on his
For several days the fleet made its difii
sult way through those masses. Thrn, as
suddenly ns they had entered, their prows
cut tho western bonier and once more
sailed in an cprn sen, still remote from
land. Then, after days of sailing and am-
AftANfHlXiMG TUB XAKKA.
lety for commander and crews, land was
mado. San Sulvuditrwas occupied, and tho
mutiny was changed to rejoicing and ap
plause of tho skill of the admiral. Colum
bus passed through tho grmil sea went sea
ns many n navigator has sinre. Captain
Andreasou of the Norwegian bark Narka
was caught in its em brace ncariy ioo years
later nm! was forced to take ts tho ships
yr.wl to escape with his life. Ho escnprd,
but many jj vcsirl nnd crew similarly
sought havo never left that ocean prison.
In telling the story of his adventure to
the Chicago Chronicle Captain Atulrenson
says that ho set sail from America for
Copenhagen with a cargo of corned meats
and fruits which subsequently saved tho
lives of himself nml crew. A little more
thaii a week after leaving port tho vessel
ran right into a furious northwest gale.
Oftiacrs and men feared this hut littlo, for
their ship had weathered many an Atlan
tic storm. Thry shortenrd sail and casrd
heron1, still Ix'nting up against the storm
and making fair way on tlu ir course. Hut
for once tho little skip was overmatched.
For nearly a week the vessel was toss
ed abur.t with no signs of rescue. The
men bravely held up, still hoping for tho
coming of a sail. The watches were set,
and not a portion of tho horizon escaped
the vigilnne:; of the watchprs. Hut all was
unavailing, for they were rapidly drifting
into thu seaweed sea, where i:o i'.ii;;s
would venture to give the:n aid. Heat be
gan to bo a serious addition to their woes.
Water nit ions wero rcdiHrod, for they could
not tell how long they might ilyat thus,
and provisions must bo huslnHnlrd for
safety. Thrn one morning tho forward
"Seaweed on tho tows, sir!"
The same hail came from aft. Captain
and crew rushed to the sides of the ship.
There they saw the floating meadows clos
ing in around their vessel, and then thry
knrw that thry were In tho clutches of the
Sargasso. Captain Amlreason made a
hasty calcul.it ion to verify his fears. The in
struments" told tho tale rhey were locked
In tho cmbraccof the floating seaweed sea.
They were destined to remain in that
deadly embrace for six long, weary, heart
Long weeks passed, with no' change ex
cepting the ever increasing intensity of
the heat. The ship's provisions gave out,
and the men were forced to resort to the
Cargo to sustain life. Tho blazing tropical
sun poured its firry rays apon the decks
and started the seams uf the vessel. Men
were prostrated and too weak to perform
the perfunctory tasks set them that a mal
dy even moro terrible might not attack
them. Minds were giving away under the
heat and strain, so tho captain kept them
busy so that insanity might not add its
horrors to the accanimulated and accum
mulating miseries of their condition.
One dsy when tho men wero lounging
stout the vessel they spied a stately 6htp
apparently bearing down upon them. Her
tails flapped lazily, as if little care was he
wowed upon bur, but tho sailors of the
Narka were too overjoyed to notice what
In ordinary times would have excited their
suspicions. They rigged up additional sig
nals and frantR-aUy waved everything
aboard which might do duty as a sign of
The ship sailed sullenly along, drifting,
like their own, under the impulse of the
currents. Not a sign of life could be seen
aboard h- as she drew nearer and nearer.
Nobody was at her wheel; nobody was on
ber deck, rot a living creature was ob-
served. Tbea she shifted and passed the
j Narka within easy distance. At the wheat
- 9, 1898.
were the scattered tones of a human skel
eton. At the mainmast foot coiled a hugs
python, who lavily lifted his horrid head,
twisted fcU folds and darted a red and
forbidding tongue at the horror stricken
sailors. . Thr wmtther beaten sides of the
vessel had long lost all trace of paint. No
sign of ber name, origin or destination
eculd be accg. She was a derelict, all that
remained of her crew being the few tones
scattered about the deck.
The crew of tbe Narka laughed, cursed,
swore and shed hot tears of disappoint
ment and rnge. Imprisoned like them
selves, the big ship drifted away and was
lost to sight. Then the crew saw what
socrred to be land. Again hope sprang
up In their hearts. But, alas, the land
was merely a floating island, as unfixed
and untenable as tLcir own vcsacl. Ver
dure, vines mid trees covered the island.
Countless bird of bright plumage, na
tive of dimes remote from their island
home, fluttered in and out. Mermets
chattered and scrambled alxint In the
boughs. Snr.kes crawled about in tho
tws or lay basking on logs which floated
In the same listless manner. It was all a
dream secmirgly, for no human could
obtain foothold on that iatid, and nono
could survive tho attacks of deadly rep
lilrs if n lauding could to effrrtrd.
Three months from the day the ship
entered tho dense, muss the first mate re
ported the startling news that the heavy
woed clinging so olocly to tho bull was
slowly but certainly dragging it down to
a watery grave. Thus a new and still
moro frightful wrll was added to the hor
rors of that floating prison. Explosives
were aboard, nnd the captain determined
to utilize them to blast away the tendrils
which, liko the tentacles of the devilfish,
wore destroying their only hope of escape.
Kudu shells were rigged up, fuses at
tached, ignited and sealed and tho missiles
tossed ovvrUiard to work their will ou tht
rlosuly packed weed. Explosion after ox
plosion followed, and tho mass separated
nnd itily floated away fr.im the ship. But
it was soon seen that what was cast off
was speedily replaced by other masses and
tho iH-ril renewed, with tho shin weakened
from the shocks. But tho Vessel was cbsod
of her weight and thereafter at regular In
tervals tho captain rrsortod to his explo
sives to relieve them from tho haunting
fear of toing dragged to the bottom.
One day two of tho U men, In their
eagerness to observe the effect of a largo
shell that had been used, leaned too far
over the ship's side. Tl-.o shell exploded
with terrific force, driving tho ship back
ward and toppling tho two sailors over
hoard into rite sa. Instantly, before tho
horrilied tys of their shipmates, tho un
fortunate men were I.tsK-d by the tendrils
end engulfed. Swimmers could make no
progress In tho dense moss. Xo human
strength wus sufficient to release them.
Down Ihey went to the bottom, two more
vivtinis of the Sargasso.
Five mouths passed away. Hundreds of
vessels were seen far and near. All were
abandoned, tenant less excepting for the
creatures, man's natural enemies. Island
after inland was passed. Birds in myriads
fluttered uboul, fit times settling on tho
ship. Monkeys, Imiu ronstrirtors, pythons
and smaller snakes abounded, seemingly
being mldcd that the picture of inferno
might be complete. Horrid ns was their
situation, naf tiro ssvmrd to have outdone
herself in providing horrid objects sh.tt.
mind miirht go ith failing vigor. Food
was growing scarce, but Uie awful mo
notony of tha fare prevented ns rapid ex
haustion as would have born the caso oth
erwise. Explosives were almost exhausted when
the captain determined to make ono lust
effort to csca! from that prison. Ho de
termined to i:dd tho Xnrka to tho list of
derelicts, mid with the yawl mako a des
perate effort to break out intollio open
sea. Carefully tho yuwl was loaded with
provisions and water. The remainder of
tho explosives was placed nlxiard and
then, with u prayer for guidance to safrty,
the survivors dropped into tho little boat.
The Narka wus left to hrr fate.
By dint of terrific exertion, tho use of
e-plosivos and the guiding hand of Provi
dence that little craft inialo her way out
of tho seaWerd sea in tho blue depths lo
ynnd. Lustily tho men rowed her, tha
captain setting his course for tho West In
dies, hoping cither to mnko some ort or
run across a vessel which Would pick
them np. But the dangers wrro not all
over yet for tho little band of mariners.
Seven days und nights they tossed altout
on the wu in an open boat, heavily loaded
with food nnd n crew much too largo for
her. Sho must to lightened if all were to
be saved, so a portion of the food was
tossed overboard. Thrratrniiigs of storm
showed them one more danger. It seemed
as if thry had left a prison to find death.
But tho mere fact that their own efforts
were aiding them to reach a jnirt of safety
heartened tho almost despairing men.
Shifts wrro arranged at the oars, and nota
moment of rest was indulged in. Hun
dreds of miles intervened between them
and the nearest land, nnd it behooved
them to spare no effort, but it was kill
ing wr.rk after tin? months of privation
and horror, and their progress was slow.
But help was not far away. On the morn
ing of the seventh day a sail was sighted,
and the crew was picked up finally und
carried to Porto Hico.
STOPPING DEATH'S DOOR.
A Man's Life Held For Hoars Brtwora
the Thumb and Finger.
A lieutenant lay wounded on the field,
binding from nn artery in his shouldrr,
during a night attack on an English ramp
at Mnlakand, in India. Surgeon Captain
E. V. Hugo found him ond at the risk of
bis life lighted a match and discovered the
KEET1XG LIFE IX.
nature f tlm wound. For three hours,
while the English resisted the attack, he
held the artery between his finger and
thumK, and when the enemy broke Into
tbe camp h took the lieutenant In his
arms, still holding tbe wound, and bore
him ts a place of safety.
The story of this woman is the ezrry day history of'
thousands who are suffering as she did; who can be
cured as she was ; who will thank Iter for shozting thetn
the way to good health.
The most remarkable thing about Mrs.
Nellie J. Lord, of Strafford Comer, N. H,
b that she is alive to-day.
No one, perhaps, is more surprised at
tha than Mrs. Lord herself. She looks back
at the day when she stood on the verge of
death and shudders. She looks ahead at a
life of happiness with her children, her hus
band and her home with a joy that only a
mother can realize.
Mrs. Lord is the mother cf three children,
two of whom are twins; until the twins
came nothing marred the joy of her life.
Then (he was attacked with heart failure
and for a year was unable to attend to the
ordinary duties of the home. In describing
her own experience Mrs. Lord says:
"I had heart failure so bad I was often
thought to be dead.
41 With this I had neuralgia ot the stom
ach so bad it was necessary to give mc
morphine to deaden the pain.
"Sometimes tbe doctors gave me tem
porary relief, but in the end it seemed as if
my suffering was multiplied.
"Medicine did mc no good and was but
u I was so thin my nearest friends failed
to recognize me.
44 No one thought I would live.
"I was in despair and thought that my
How Didel Made Himself Fa
mous by a Single Act.
BRUTE FORCE OX E0.UAL GR0CSDS.
Dow an Indian Tiger Singled Oak and
Killed a Victim In a Crowded Camp of
Banters Strang Display of Strength
When quito young, Hldel, tho famous
animal tamer, supsirtel himself hy per
forming tho drudgery of a provincial cir
ciw. Tho opportunity which proved the
turning point in bis career mmoonoday
when tho nrvat ti;ar of the cirrus escaped
from her cage m;d began prowling alwut
the tent!. Tho atidlrnrs which had gath
ered in tho main tent wero terror stricken,
and tho cirrus authorities wero powerless.
In nn Instant the crowd wns thrown Into
a panic, and tho shrieks of tho terrified
women and children sent tho air. The
tiger wns the most dangerous one to tbe
menagerie, and every one was afraid of
her. ,. . . .
Tho roolnrps nnd tsvery of the great
tamer, which have sines bocome celebrated)
did not for a .moment desert him. Heat
onco realized that his chance had come.
OW r.IDEL COKQUERED THE TIGER.
Ho rushed from his dressing room and
fonnd that tho tiger had taken refuge In a
blacksmith shop near the circus. Without
waiting to secure any weapon except a
light whip ho hurried to tbe spot What
followed is perhaps best told in Dldcl's
"In n few moments," ho writes, "I
found tho tigTT. hho was crouching In a
corner, her eyes aflame nnd her month
wide open. Without waiting an instant
for her to make the attack I attacked lier
and let he? see that I was master. It was
a short struggle. I used" my whip with
all tux strength: aad hlio began to howl
and started to run. This was my chance.
Droppipg my whip I seld her with my
powerful hands. One stretched the loose
skin of her neck and the other held tightly
fnrtber down her back. Instantly I raised
her on my shoulders and carried her back
to her cage, Into which I threw ber with
all my force. 8be shrank Into a heap,
shivering and frightened, like m rabbit
At this tho air was rent with plaudit,
cheers and the clapping of hands, before
an hour the country rang with tbe news
of my deed, and I was famous. "
One of tbe most swmarkablo instance
of the strength and cunning of tbe tlw-r
occurred recently in noted hunting
ground Mar iiombey, India. A party
made op of several members of the Nat
ural History society of Bombay had coma
on tbe track of a magnificent tiger and
had succeeded In cornering him, as they
supposed, among tbe mountains. Accom
panying the party were seven "heaters,"
who search the forest or "beat" tbe game
from iu hiding place.
The party, confident of Its prise, camped
for tha bight in the forest Tho seven
beaters occupied a small hut Iry them
selves. Tbe hut had but a single door,
and this was fastened ewrurcly. In so safe
a retreat the men derided to slwp without
a guard. In the morning, to the oonsterna-
tion Of thM fwrtv nn. .J . u ,
I . - - v vcmvctm was
days were mrmbfrrd, My motScr bftxtjTj
me Dr. Vulums' Pink Puis for Pale People
and the first box made me feel better. I
continued the treatment and to-day I am
"Then I commenced to take the pills I
weighed 120 pounds I now I weigh 144
and ied that my recovery is permanent.
44 1 owe my happiness and my health to
Dr. TTilliarns' Pink Pills, My husland
was benefited by them. I have recom
mended them to many of my friends and
will be glad if any word cf mine will direct
others to the road of nwdhealth."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
have cured many cases of almost similar
Tbe vital elements in Mrs. Lord's blond
were deficient. The haemoglobin was es
bauttcd. She was unfit for tbe strain she
was compelled to undergo. Ifcr nervous
system was shattered and hrr vtufciy
dropped below the danger point.
A collapse was ineviutle.
Dr. Williams' Pir.k Pills cured hrr by
supplving the lacking conslrWms of hwhh
by filling the veins with blood rich in the
requisite clement of life. The heart re
sumed its normal actios : the nervous rys
tcm was restored to a state of harmony,
and the neuralgic affection disappeared.
Dr. Williams' Pink Puis arc sold by
druggists everywhere, who believe them
to be one of the most efficacious cnedicuies
the century has produced.
missing and his uinnglrd iVi-ioins wero
found In the fomrt rrnr the hut
It was ehown on invrstigntion thnt the
man who hail lim tartly dcvnimd ly tho
tiger had born killed in all probability In
stantly by the tiurr'k clutching tut throat
The man's jugular vein b.-.J Uvn srvrn-ri,
end this bud caused instant death. Tlm
Mow had lrn deal so qtneklr nnd cfToi-t-Ively
that tho victim hml not Uvn nl Ir lo
uttrrat-inclnrry. A tviiarkfiiile foil on.
of the tragedy was that thr t...iT s tieiim
had in-cn hoping on the frronnd with Ids
companions lying nil alma Mm. Tl-c
tlpT had rrrpl noiselessly over I'-n tr
Of tho ehvping turn mi steal i.llyi hat imhmi
wrro awakrued. Tlm victim was IlK-n
killed and carried to the ttgrr's n-truat
One of the results of llie i .lyn-mt of I Ig
lxuiie during thceivil w.trVanthc.-om-Ing
Into rxlstniro n -l.i.s luor.ii a
Iwmnty jmijjx-rs " TW vsrhni bounties
ami gratuities, toward thr t!:d of the war.
rarrfy ngirrcgnted l-vs than ( .iri per re
rrult, nnd a KTvat ti:rny K.'-d t-hnracttr
tKik r.dvatitnge of thu i:rM mil. n.Kn anil
intitiriiul liln-mhiy I v n !i,titi-.rrttinp
the money and diioTtlnit nl tti. Cr. op
portunity. Aug. il. IN,!. recruit for
lu Fin Xi-w' llnmpihirc tnirj. i.ndrr
mmmcniiof Slajortwnningti anil award
ed l-T a Toinp:jiy ff iJ-.a M U itati ivrr
Corps, arrived in that t l!y l-y si-iril train
from Concord. Thry liad nil fc-en aid
big 1 nullities the day hefero anil ivi-nilu
ssil for Woslfcngton on the I'nilol Si-it-s
transport )Jcai!ier t'orrstitv.tion. .Arriving
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under convoy I y a c!. u l:aii 1 1 of tn j
fmm 0ie Iicnrh street lian-.icks and a de
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rreruita threw awny ll.eir k!!.-iw ks.
blankets, coats, n nnd canteens and
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rwapo liring rnvrnd' by th toughs nt:
surrounded thu guard and .rvw-iit.xl
them from firing on the drrcrt,rs. TImi
police pursued and caught a number of
the flcring men, whom they br-jtigl.t bark
to the nflicrr in rommai-.d, but about
succeeded In getting nay.
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