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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JULY 23, 1898.
Starvation and Exposure More Fataf
L Than Buffets and Bayonets.
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REFfGKES FIIOM SANTIAGO.
The siege of S'nntlngo will ever bo ro
Incinbcrcd fur tlm sufTcrlngs which Iwth
Americans and Spaniards were obliged to
undergo. "On tho night of July 2,"
write a correspondent who wns lit tho
front, "I was f initl' to rvtlro to tho shore
Ikkuw of iilniiMs and tho sights tli.it met
jny eye im I trndgvd nlong tho road imidu
an Impression that will never, enn never,
be forgotten. On my way I passed hun
dreds of men who hiul lieen wounded,
drnuging themselves along, many of them
on their hand anil knees, earli step add
ing to their ngony and lessening their
chances of recovery. Knli.-teil men, sonio
of them binding from bullet wounds,
could be necn carrying their officers, who
were more seriously hurt, and nil along
the route were other who) Injuries were
too severe to permit them continuing their
Journey without assistance. Tho little
stream which crosses the road near Silmney
wim absolutely red with tho blood of men
who bad stopped to nut themselves nnd
dress their Wound. Tho sight wan it iTnl
almost beyond d-scripton."
Tho rvfugi'cs from Santiago during tho
lege were n hungry lot. Ucllned women
clad in wrapper ami tea frown, with
mantillas flung over tlieir heads, walked
In the dusty mail. A few vehicle drawn
by decrepit horses nnd mules appeared
now and then. They were laden with
hastily prepared bundle. Hidden in tiiif
forlorn rn,tiiingcs w-cre bags and boxea fill
ed with Spanish gold, diamonds and jew
elry, tho valuables which tho wealthier
resident gathered before their hasty tlight.
Two miserable burro brought away the
contents of the vault of the larp-st hnnk
1ns house in ;mt lap". Sheets and squares
of canvas concealed costly plate. At night
Women dressed in silk gowns, with fingers
, covered with gtittcring jewels, slept on
hawls in the mud. liahlcs nestled in odd
corners, quietly sleeping or vainly scream
ing an Infantile protest against man's in
humanity to man.
Private WclWiert of tho Ninth regulars
tells thrilling story of a hand to hand
"There ore throe forts neor Santlaco
which tho Americans had to encounter.
One was a blockhouse standing upon the
summit of a hill guarding the pathway
leading tip to It. In this .tonc structure.
Impenetrable by rifle bullets, 32 Hpiinianls
Were stationed. In tli walls of stone were
holes Jnst largo enough to shoot through,
ami through tlej the Spanish Nihiiers
fired bullets with great nipidlty into tho
ranks of tho Americans as thev forced
their way np the hill t)nr hoys'dropped
like tenpins. A eidor sergeant scaled the
wall ami tore from its staff the Spanish
flag. Mmultaneouly the Spaniards fired
at the aergi ant, and he dmpied to tho
ground below dead. Three of the Ameri
cans dropped into the fort from aliove, it
bring uncovered, and were riddled with
bullets. Their In11.- wire bayoncttetl.
"Just at this time 1. American privates
appeared on Its' wall, 1 N'ttigniitoniMhcm.
Thu sight of our outraged eotunuica was
trailing. Without a wont of onnmaml
tmrh of tho li men sprang into the pit,
altd a disTatc fight followed. It Instivl
tuiue Ininutwi, but the ex ait time will
never I kno n. I wns shot in the wrist,
but killed the Spaniard and bruiight away
the pistol with whin h lie shut inc. .Nearly
all of the AiiMTicans were wounded, but
dot oite klllod. One of them asyi he killed
four Spaniards alcno. It was 32 against
our 13. One of our boys had a piine of
his noso shot off, ant!, turning on tho
SHiuiard who had maimed him, ran him
through with his liayonot, and, pinning
Iitm to the woll, held him there for a sec
ond and exclaimed, Thero, now die, you
"I'lMin the death of all tho Spaniards
tho diNirsof tho place were forced ox-n and
the wounded men regained tlieir regiment,
which had just arrived."
Wriehcrt had a wound in tho wrist,
which wns dressed, and he entered the
general fight nest morning. He was
wounded twice curly in the day nnd hob
bled oil the field. He lost his hat nnd now
wears one he took from a Cuban. Weichert
says the hospital corps has more than it enn
do and that soldiers arc so scarce In com-,
pnrison with the duty mjuised of them
that some of our dead wero left unburicd
hours without attention.
When tho troops were disomburkod at
Itaiquiri and Silxinoy, they were outfitted
With all the impediment.-! prescribed by
the war department for . campaigning.
Each man htui his rifle and cartridges,
bayonet, pistol, cnntivn, blanket, poncho,
half of a shelter tent, rations and the oth
er things considered necessary to military
well Is ing in the field. The trail was nar
row ntid rttggiHl. however, now leading
up a rough hillside, now dipping into a
steep ravine. It was not long before the
nun Ivgau to fivl the weight of their bur
dens, which shifted nnd slipped as they
struggled up the hillsides and tramped
down on the opposite sides. ' The sun boat
down on the line of men who vvero strung
out in single file for miles. There was no
shado to protect them, and their feet
rnilnd tlm red earth into a lino ihist,
which rose in clouds, enveloping them
from head to fort. It settled in the per
spiration on their faces and arms, covering
them with a nil paste. It worked into the
folds of their packs and was blown out in
to their faces nnd down their necks as tlie
packs shifted on their shoulders. Dust
and inspiration entered their eyes and
nostr.is. blinding and choking them, but
the men toiled on. unmurmuring and
clinging to their packs, heedful of tho
warning w hich tin y hnd heard about de
serting their shelters ai:d rations.
As the troops penetrated fartlipr into the
hills it became Unix-arable. Instead of
finding a shaded treil that which they
were obliged to follow was without a tree
to shield it for the greater part of the dis
tance, and. lying between two higher
ranges of hills, was practically cut off from
any breeze. The packs on tho men's backs
caught In tho overhanging underbrush,
causing them to stumble and lose their
footing. At last on man threw his blanket
away. His example was followed broth
ers, and extra clothing, blankets, cans of
meat and veaetaliles, shelter tents and
conking outfits littered -the path along
which the army passed. Many a soldier
who started out bravely with all the outfit
that his superiors considered necessary
finished his first day's inarch with little
liesides the clothing ho wore, his arms and
his ennteen. What wns thrown away was
not wholly lost, however, for a busy hand
of Cubans sjvtit their time in pk-king up
tlic articles ouft aside nnd parking them
back to Illiquid and Siboocy. where they
disappeaicd in the but iu which the Cu
bans lit. .
PICTURCO IN DREAMS.1
V7oadroa Wars of Cnpid la BrlagiaS
Voad Hearts Together.
Fire years ago Maggie Ballentino of
Montana, Kan., wrote her natuo and ad
dress on an egg which she was packing
with others in a case in her father's store.
It led to her marriage the other day to
Ernest Brown of Kansas City after a scries
of most romantic circumstances.
The particular caso of eggs which Mag
gie had deftly packed was shipped to
Brown & Son. grocers, at Kansas City.
Ernest Brown, a son of tho proprietor,
unpacked it. In so doing ho came across
tho egg on which tho fair Maggie's name
was inscribed. The romance of the situa
tion struck hi:n nt once, nnd he removed
the contents of the shell and kept it. For
three long years he had no other thought
of a romantic kind excepting of this un
known maiden, whom he had never seen
and of whom he knew nothing but the
What wonder that Ernest Brown should
dream of Maggio Ballcntine! And so it
can 10 to pass that in visions of the night
be saw her as she was and as sho was aft
erward revealed to him in all tho beauty
and charm of living reality.
Of course he did not know at the time
that his vision was truo and that ho had
actually pictured this unknown damsel as
she was, but after nwhilo the fact was
made plain, and Krnest Brown the dream
er liecamo Kniest Brown the lover, filled
with devotion and wonder.
In the meantime Maggie's fancy was
not idle. Mr. Brown h:ul Ixen so deeply
Impressed by his dream that ho had writ
ten to her r.-questitig if possible tho pleas
ure or a mi-cting. rhe hart replied to his
letter, but, liko the wiso pirl she Is, had
made him no promise. Brown became
importunate. lie sent her pleading mes
sages and on-M) mailed her a copy of "Oh,
Promise Mc!" but Maggie steadfastly re
fused to promise anything.
She desired to know more about her
corresimndent and wrote to a friend In
Kansas City avking her to investigate and
send her a dcM-Tiption of him. Through a
contusion of names tho friend wroto to
her concerning a red haired, cross eyed
cripplo who drove a delivery wagon. This
was a great disappointment to the charm
ing Maggie, but she did not despair.
One night sho hod a dream a romantic
and dclcctnlilo vision in tho course of
which she saw h: r unknown lover just as
he nftiTwrml appeared when they first
met. At that titr.e r.he had not even seen
a pnntograpn cr nim. It wns purely a
picture of fancy : result, some say, of the
intuitive power of love, which enn behold
the object of affection In dreams even be
fore it has been encountered in reality.
Here was a situation indeed. Two young
peoplo unknown to each other except in
spirit were piiiing for a sight of each oth
er, each fet'lin;? certain that to meet would
mean love, and each determined that that
meeting should take place. What time
Ernest Brown was not wrapping packages
of groceries nnd inspecting country prod
uce he was reading rmtrv.
' And what of Maggie? Something seem
ed to tell her that her friend's description
of her supposed lover was wrong. Sho
determined to investigate, nnd for that
purposy shn went to Kansas City during
the carnival last fall.
After reaching Kansas City Miss Bal
lantino livaitiil Mr. Brown r.t the store of
his father, a prosperous merchant nt H31
Independence, avenue. Shu entered the
place with n party of friends r.nd glanced
around to see n bhe could so her mysterl
ous sweetheart. Sho readily mturrrifeed
him, anil tho recognition was mutual, so
accurate wns tho impression mado by the
memorable vision in each case. She In
vited liim to Iht heme at Montana, and
he visiled her for the first time last Faster,
in honor of tho egg which hail brought
them together in a manner so romantic,
SATAN AT SUNNYSIDE.
Ho Has Clcren Iloofn, bnt Is Dressed Like
Sunnyside, X. Y., is possessed of the
devil. Several womwii of the village have
s-cn him. In fact, his Satanic majesty
seems to lx partial to tho ladies, pretty
and unmarried ones csixi-ially. In this
respect ho isn't different from ,-uiy of his
clan, but according to Miss Madge Wynne
the Sunnysido devil dresses in a fashion
peculiar to himself.
Vnliko tho red clothed Mephistopheles
ol poetry anil tradition, he affects the rcg
ul.it mn evening dress of mortals and
prowls about in black and patent lenthers.
But he is tho devil nevortheliws. for
Mifis Wynne vouches for his identity. She
met him the othr night, nnd fcer descrip
tion tallies with that given by Miss Mag
gio O'Connor and Miss Lydia Fitzgerald,
to whom he also paid his respects.
This devil always :c8 to Sunnyside In
midsummer and remains for a couple of
weeks or so, dropping in on tho todies in
an informal way and making himself gen
erally agreeable after the custom in the
warm country he calls home.
Miss Wynne says she knows he Is" the
devil lwrauise he's got a cloven boof. That
was one thing about him she noticed par
ticularly. She always hnks at the feet of
gentlemen she meets for the first time
with a view of determining her course at
the next dance both of them might attend.
Fatality of Alrnhol. -
- The hisbest diwth iat of any city In
the world front the use of alcohol is found
In Stockholm, the nnntker c-f d,aths from
this cause being 90 per 1,000.
Napoleons In Strategy and Kob-
socs In Daring.
COMPLETE ARMIES 1XD 5ATIES.
Ec lions Will Attack Mea and Ferociens
Beasts Ant Kiccdciss of Foot Han2r4
SI ill ion Inhabitants Naval Operations
Conducted Wit Chips For Ships.
JVn'ts wo talents in military science.
They tm.w tho wfcolo business, from a
guerrilla movement to tho siege of a forti
fied city. Not til ants nrewarliUe.it is
true, but many spec ies are extremely so,
and of thfcso the liest example is furnished
by the ccitor.s.
The ecitons mnv be called exclusively
military, inasmuch as they hove no per
manent houien, but sprnd ni-arly all their
tjine in warlike expeditions. Some SMs
cies of them ore found in Texas and else
where in the I'nited Ftates, lint they aw
most numerous in Brazil. Their armies
often, number millions ami n:ovo In ser
ried columns. Nothing living can sue
eessful!y.oppcse tlieia, nnd the largest nnd
fiercest creatures of the tropical forests fly
before them to cscapo boir.g devoured.
1 here are ten known species of these
ants in Brazil, sr.ys a writer iu the Boston
AX ART BATTLE.
Transcript. One of these, called sugges
tively predator, prefers the phulnnx forma
tion. One of its phalanxes, on the march
over cicarand smooth ground occupies a
space of four to six square yards, the In
sects lMing densely massed. While an
army of e?ito:ts pngressss in contact or
der, skirmishers are thrown tit, and hero
and thero a !-.:.;a11 ei.lumn leaves the main
bfidy if forag:'. H sotiic very rich plaeo
bo found anywhero nir the line of march
fir example, a mass of rotten wood
abundant in insect grubn a halt Is order
ed, and a strong force U concentrated inion
It. The nr.ts pcarih every cranny and tear
in pieces nil tho lr.rge grubs they drag to
An nnny of ecitors ns It moves for-
wanl clears tho ground of nil animal mat
ter, dead or nlivo. Kvery living creature
that can get out of the v.tiy does so. It is
especially the various trilies of wingless
in?ccts that have causo to fear, such as
other kinds of ants, hiwvy bodied spiders,
maggots, caterpillars, etc. If a man mak
ing his way through the tropical forest
happens to encounter a marching column
af these unts, he is instantly attacked.
Xamltrrs of tho ferocious insects swarm
up his legs, nnd wherever they find a bare
spot they attack it, ench one driving Its
pincherlikc jaws Into tho skin and sting
ing with its tail with all its might.
Tho eciron stings like a lice, being
strictly "business" at lioth ends. There
is nothing for tho man to do but run for
It, and when lie gets to a place of safety
he proceeds to pluck off the insects one by
one. I. sually in the operation thev are
pulled in twain, leaving their heads and
jnws sticking In the wounds. Thesemili
fc'.ry ants never let go when once they bavo
Dr. H. W. Bates, In his wrrk entitled
A Naturalist on the Rivi r An : n. 'de
scribes an ntftu-k by n column of ecitons
upon a fortress that is a great mound
sharicd coinnumal dwelling cf another
species of ants. Tho army began its as
sault u nor, tho works in a most systematic
manner, excavating a scries of mines.
Operations were so thoroughly organized
that some of the assailants did tho dig'
Ring, while others carried away the grains
of earth, and others yet brought out tho
larva- of young nnts which were found in
the cbamlx'rs of the stmcture liesicged.
As fast as the larva: were brought out
thev were torn to pieces, their weight be
ing too great for a single ec Hon to hear.
The ecitons ore very small ants, though
in some species the big headed "soldiers"
are as much as half an inch long. When
tho fort had been completely looted, the
column marched away laden with tho
mangled remains of the victims. These
were doubt less conveyed to some conven
ient place to be eaten- at leisure.
It is not to be supp:eed that there was
no defense made liy the tribe of ants thus
ruthlessly attacked. On the contrary, tho
resistance ofTer-d was very lieree. In ant
wars generally the greatest pugnacity and
courage are exhibited, the contest lasting
sometimes for days and the weaker party
ultimately succumbing from sheer exhaus
tion nnd decimation. v Fighting ants will
suffer themselves to be cut to pieces rather
than let go when they have once seia-d an
In Brazil there Is a kind of ant that cap
tures and enslaves ants of other species.
This is a -formidable Insect indeed, its
method of combat being to grasp the bead
of a foe in its jaws and to kill by piercing
the brain, thus paralyzing the nervous
system. Owing to the efficiency of these
tactics, a comparatively small force of the
lareuiaking ants will fearlessly attack
much larger armies, suffering scarcely
any loss themselves.
In tropical era n tries ants are extremely
numerous, nnd wars are constantly in
progress. Their military insects hare
kingdoms Which ran boast populations as
mimcrons as any of the nations of men.
In tbn Allcghantes !r. MacCook fnrmd
l.W0 huge nests of ' forest ants together,
constituting a single empire. Such a
kingdom probabiy has from 200,000.000 tq
400,tK0,o00 Inhabitants, all forming one
community and living together In actiT
and friendly intercourse, while they are
I on hostile terms with all other nations of
auts, even tbottc of tho same specie.
It is known that thefe are at least 8,000
species of ants in the world. The ferocity
exhibited by ants In fighting is extreme.
the ground after a battle being strews
with decapitated bodies, heads and man
gled limbs of tho slain. The Insects tight
two and two, in the fashion of the duello.
All tho evidences are apparent of the ac
tion of malignant passions hate, anger,
cruelty and destructivencss.
The ecitons while on the march not
only clear tho ground of everything that
lives, bnt climb to the summits of the
highest trees, searching every leaf. If they
fled a wasps' nest, they gnaw away tho
papery covering to get nt tho young grubs,
cutting everything to tatters regardless of
the infuriated owners who nro flying
about. There is a kind of ant known to
science as dorymynnos which, though ex
tremely mlnate, does not hesitate to tac-
klo tho largest Hits, fastening itself upon
the enemy and biting off his legs and an
A field of battle on which these little
terrors have fought against an army of
wood ants is covered with fragmentary re
mains. Sometimes they attack tho har
vesting ants, destroying a colony and car
rying off all tho stored provisions. These
harvesting ants are very numerous tn
Texas and are famous for their skill as
agriculturists. Thiy plant real fields of
grain, cultivating various species of grasses
which servo them as cereals. ' W lien tho
seeds of tho grasses ripcn and fall to the
ground, tho ants carry them tot heir store
houses and put them away.
Now and then fierce wars occur between
two colonies of harvesting ants, which
send out armies against each other. The
common pavement ants, which throw up
little hills of gravid between paving stones
and in gardens, are great lighters, and
sometimes war breaks out lietwecn two
communities of them that live only a foot
or two aart. Such conflicts are apt to lie
started by the intrusion by nu'iiiliers of
one colony into the subterranean galleries
of the other. Ants generally when at war
make it a rule to carry their wounded oil
tho field of battle, but the injured of the
enemy they luavo to die or take away to
There is nothing very pleasant nlmnt the
character of nuts. At the samo time it
must be admitted that they have unselfish
traits, tho business of rearing tlie young
bring conducted by tho workers with in
defatigable rare. Customarily they bury
their own dead cfter a fight. Those spe
cies of ants which have ho sting possess
nevertheless a tall gland that secretes
formic acid, which evidently Is disngree
ablo and perhaps poisonous to insects of
In every nnt colony, whatever the spe'
cies, there is usually a distinct class of cit
izens who constitute a sort of warrior
caste, being provided with hugo heads and
jaws. T hey do no work whatever, appnr
eutly their business being to fight. How
ever, thero is a South American species,
not at all warlike, which lives in trees.
and tho big headed fellows are employed
as living stoppers to close up tho small
holes of entrance to tho nest. One of tho
most remarkable engineering works of
ants Is a tunnel that has lxcn mado by
tribe of the leaf cutting species under the
bed of tlie 1'arahyba river, near Kio, at a
place where tho stream mentioned is as
broad as the Thames at London bridge.
ot far from l'orauntsof this kind pierced
the embankment of a largo reservoir, and
tho great body of water which it contained
escaped lx-foro thedamagecotild be repair
ed. These ants have been known to carry
off the contents of a two bushel basket of
mnndioca mad in a singlu night, taking
It grain by grain.
While each nation of ants has its stand
ing army, tho notion of an unt navy seems
hardly credible, yet a well known nnto
must s.iys that on one occasion he saw a
form idalde body of military ants embark
on a lot of chips that were floating slowly
down n stream, snljsequently landing at
point of considerable distance lielow and
proceeding on what appeared to be a
foray. It is a fact familiar enough that
tiio worker ants, which make up tho main
body of each community, are females un
developed sexually. Likewise the big
headed soldiers seem to to abnormal fa
mules a body of nmazons, in a wont
WHY MORGAN MOURNS.
His Favorite Ball Terrtrr Fatally Whipped
by a Maltose Cat.
J. P. Morgan, the banker and railroad
king. Is spending tho summer at High
land Falls, X. Y. His next door neighbor
Is his sister-in-law. Mrs. Charles F. Tracy,
Mr. Morgan Is a dog fancier and detests
cats. Mrs. Tracy Is a cat fancier and ab
hors dogs. Mr. Morgan has always had
tlie liest of it, for just as surely as a Tracy
rat strayed iiion the Morgan lawn a Mor
gan dog would cvoluto the feline trespasser
into cat meat by the hastiest process possl
His chief delight was IIisXils,a fine
bull terrier, tho ablest rat killer in tho
Morgan kennels. No cat had ever lasted a
minute in a bout with the dog. Mr. Mor
FIGHT TO A FIXISH.
gan paid f 3,000 for him, considered him
cheap and regarded tlie $3,5oo figure which
other fanciers set upon him as absurdly
Recently Mr. Morgan went off for
sail on his yacht His Mb was sent out
on the lawn to play. Right in the middle
of the gras was a maltese cat Innocently
rolling about. Only two dors before sk
had been presented to Mrs. Tracy and did
not know the dangers lurking about the
Morgan lawn. Uts Nibs sighted the cat,
gave a gleefnl yelp and bolted for her.
Pussy jumped forward, humped her back,
lattbed ber tall and met him with a quick
swing. The blow ripped out his rye and
put His Nibs at her mercy on the spot.
Thdog subsequently died from the effects
Of, hu injuries.
. This is a story of a woman addressed to tromm. R
is a plain statement of fads too strong in themsekts
to require embellishment, too true , to be doubted, too in
structive to be passed ot'er by any woman who appre
ciates tlie value of good health.
The women of to-dy arc not as stronj
as their grandmothers.
They arc bearing a burden in silence
Hat grows heavier day by day 1 that is
pping their vitality, clouding their hap-
pincp, weighing them down with the woe
of ill health.
Mrs. Alexander B. Clark, of 417 Michi
gan Avenue, Detroit, it a typical woman
of to-day. A wife with such ambition as
only a loving wife can have But the
joys of her life were marred by the ex-
falftHf of oWltf,
SuH ering as thousands of her sister have
suffered, she almost despaired of life and
yet she was cured.
To-day she is wen I
She wants others to profit by her ex-
periencet to grow well to enjoy health
to be as happy as the is.
For bvc years I sultered with ovarian
trouble," is Mrs. Clark's own venues cf
the story. "I was not free one single day
from hcidachc and intense twitching paias
in my neck and shoulders.
"roe months at a time I would be con
fined to my bed.
"At times black (pots would appear
before my eyes and I would become blind.
My nerves were in such a state that a step
on the floor tm willed mc
HIDING TIIK SAW1I0HSE
Barbarous Punishment Reported
In an American Camp.
AGONY niDKTI.l D RT (OUrUUlS.
What a Foldler la Raid to (lava SnftYred
Far Overntaylns; Ills Leave of ihnm,
Hoars of Eicrarlatlng Misery Too Great
For Hnmaa Endurance.
If the court martini that sit on the casa
of Private Cooier of the One Hundred and
i ifty-ninth Indiana were to have Its war.
the rodo of discipline for our soldiers
would Iw modeled after the Imrbr.ritlcs
of ineiliieval days. For some liinc mt
at Camp Alger, savs the cw York Jnwr-
nal, the oiiiivrs had lieen annoyed by the
freiincnce wii h which tho men nvcr.-.taid
their leaVL-s of nlsenco, and it was di-clded
that the ordinury punishment for such
offenws wns mit severe enough, nnd tlra
court mart ial priKtvd'il to devise sonic
thing inorec.Tec.tlvc. The tendency to In
flict p.ain and cause suffering must have
lieen strong, else tho court martiul would
never have rhofsen a punishment so cruel
and Iwrlmrons as it did.
Tho victim was Piivate E. F. Cooper of
Company A, who was charged with licing
alwent without leave for three davs. In-
Vi tW a aa SAvil.l BY l.
f!!M'0 TflE awmoi:. r.
stead of tVci'sual punishment by a certain
number of hours of fatigue duty -digging
trenchM, cleaning the omp.my streets or
some other tiring but h'-nlthful and Ix-nc-
flclnl laluir C.t whs tortnrnd In as
mcrei!c and Inhuman a manner as might
A sawhorse" after trm stylo of those
used by c arp-ntrrs hnd lim n specially con
structed as an instrument of torture. The
l gs of the horse were made neatly 4 foil
long, and the cross loir was a tt foot An,
slightly largiT at one rtid than tlie other.
triangular in chape, with a sharp edge
At tho lime for his punishment Conner
was led to i he iiorw and placid astride it.
His hare feet were tiitl scrurely tatienih,
banging clear of the ground, flit hands
were pinioned In front of him to tha tliarp
And there. Kin headed, under the clar
Ing nun of a flcreely hot dny, yourgCot ner
swayed in agony and excruciating in
lor iinr long Hours.
It was a new sight for his comrades. It
was a spectacle.
It waa much more degrading than
trench digging. It was more ludicrous
than street cleaning.
The men crowded abnnt to see the si?ht.
and they laughed and Jeered and taunted
poor Cooper to their hearts' content. They
seemed to find In his suffering and deg
radation something outlandlhhly humor
The tort n re and cruelty were working
oat jnst as was hoped for. The phvsical
pain that the victim was undergoing was
fully as unbearable as had tm-n intended.
while the humiliation and mental taffer-
"SV.were even, greater. Cooper's "cou
I Ml -W W
Eminent doctors, tkillful mmn, the
best food and medicine all failed. Then
I consented to an operation. Tha, too,
failed and they said another one was nec
essary. After the second I was worse
than ever and the world was darker than
"It was then I beard of Dr. VuTiams
Pink Pills for Pale People.
I heard that they bad cured cases like
mine and I tried them.
They cured me I They broirjrt sun
shine to my hit and filled my cup with
The headache b gnnet the twitching
is gone: the ncrrousnest is gooct the
trembling has ceased, and I have gained
u Health and slrergth is mine and I am
thankful to Dr. VCliums Pink Pills for
Pale People for the blowrg.''
Dr.Williamr Pink Pills have proved a
boon to womankind. Acting directly on
the blood anu wcrvcj, they restore the
fcqunnc vitality to all parts of the body,
creating functional regularity and petiect
harmony throughout the nervous svftrm.
The pallor of the checks is charryd to
the delicate blush of health I the eves bright
cas the muscles grow clastic, am bill n is
created and good health returns.
Dr. w imams Pink Puis arc sold by all
druggtt who 'stfuvettaTJy consider them
the most important remedial agent they
have to dispense.
rains were nn-.tng Hie court lii.irtial di
loung tVmper bore the m!ra1 liravi-ly
Xo martyr ever showed a tttT frmit.
The sun btirrxil down u Ms utiprtxld
Iniid, and I he swonllike ln rut into his
flesh with iiiiri'lcuting tontMtit. 1 1xi
weicbt if liis wholii llr re--tod on that
bliwlc. There v. .v. no r. lii-f. ICvary vein in
the poor fellow's l.ice atid neck eetmd
Tva&y Iu bnr-1,
lie would draw tils V- up from lime tt
time in isch's endeavor lo tvt thiiu.
That was Ix'fore I hey lxi me numb
lie would I brow tils wclL-t.t frwuid on
his bands nnd tlwn draw Iww k ngriln lit
tho old po- Ition. It was bard to keep from
crying out, the pain wes so InU-nic.
Alter four hours of this torture they
came lo take liitu down, but he could ti4.
ctjind and snuk to the gronnd rxliausted
1 hey had to carry h'tii in his tent.
He bail Isvn sentenced Pt I'lkht hours nf
the sawhomi torture, Ih:(oii the billowing
moriiitig it w as found that Ids phi deal
condition would not allow tho Mldittoeal
four bourn' pun I. "biuret. Thire was liu
inanity enough icit In the rvlnicut lnire
vent iIm' lull scntcm-c Iving . im.il mil.
This ilcannt tilth torture Ihcy ch'wn
was at one time prallini in lh: IJigli'h
arr.-y of the old dars. A eotitcmraiHiits
rrilir tlewrilii'd itftirim'tits. iu iiinr tion
tho r:inful and even Tt:iatniit Injury it
infticti'd and adi'mg ll.at the h.iuiMtim
Itself nmld tut havcihn tiit a more r jrrrn
i inCng ptifiislii'M'nt or a torture more Imit-
Humane Knidard kic r'l rid of Ibe
"wooilen Uirso,"us It wi.!liil. and simv
tlten It has lus-n Iimti'I.v a reltc of l:nr!!t
rism until now a I'liiti d Statu, v.urt toar
tlal revives It as a b'tlrtir and just punish
mctit for linwh of dtscipliiM-.
CRITISH IN AMERICA.
It (a Estimated Thsl Tltcy
rtll'.Wa Acres ll'-r-
Ilnw much irnprrt7 do !5r1rMi rti
jertsown in Amrrirs: Tl:e astfr gate,
based cn abilnti f cts, Ii fnnv.n i lo
at lenst i'0,0iio.t)t'3 ants, ax-ns Tit
liits. Hie larger t f all I rrnl all the Tt t
as rosr-b:ii;n r.f tLa Fymlicitn which
includes in its inenibcrHhip Die Duki i
of Hfsofi rt ami Knllami, K-rl t'luuu
ntd tho IUiroocH llcrn. tt tjoctts
The total amount t laud lieH lyl'iis
wnciatioa is 3.8Hi.(MMi hitcs. It is. at
is the est w ith wort of the Texas lmd.
largely natipowd of what is ralh-if
range country that if. lard that ic
butter adapted for rattl r.iisiug than
Cattle and wheat cn what th Prit-ii-h
iutet-KT rtT:s to think nri.ry
hould be itmde on in lb") TJcited Hat.
Tbrit it by tbo syiidicaTR rt pTf Tr!tr3
by the l!ri:i,b rapitalist Vino ut cniiy
owns 8.010,000 arresiif land la Nrbrus
ka, Iowa end Illinois, 1 his inji ttr iti
sitca'id in Ibe b' art of thewbfit grew
Two Amrriran git who now airsr,
by virtoe tf tlwir uiarriagn with !:
lirb pctM, twi. vf ll,e lii?bit Hntitb
titles (he llmbissof J'uriU'Torrti and
Lady IUnd l h ( hirrhil arrinun ti
ed with ftr n inard Ii'mhI iu a rymil
rat's tlist owns C:ki.oii0 ct rittitt-l
in O lorado, Vyui?ig end Ki t !n
ioa Ibis i jC-( ly a cat'! cocutrr. cti-1
nn it tango itcorsutTj cf tied of live
Tbire is another ymih ate wl irh ia
rladct an:rg its tnemlra tfcn Krrl .f
Dulhoofie, as well as Vi onnti. Crf-fa,
Lac!y Ilotnilfm Cordon, tha .f;.njui
Cbrdmoudi ley and several t'jerji.
There is a holding in a t!ll 5ir:tit
part of tlie couuiry, for the lati: if ihn
yiidirata romprisn l.nofl.ooo acna in
Mirissipjii, Im lading cotton !laiita
tioDs, acrTa and acres of sugar cua ami
enough swine to rti ,otjO farai.
Ld Twerddalo is a syndicate is
hiuiM-lf and owns 1.300,000 acre.
Lik most iudir ideal Isnd owners with
largo boliliiigs, bis ni rty im lade a
ast territory which, liko that .f the
syndicate rx,keo of, Inclodis imm'-nro
tracls of gratioc lands. Niarly all i&
this immense porBearion is devoted to
stock. t-t Louis RcpaLlia
Tbonaands of jx-ron have Uf-n
rnril of hU-s hy uiti Iw-Witt's
Witch lla.el Salve.' ft he is riiiidlr
awl cures wctnt and kin dieaM-.
It jrives itnmediafe relief.' For
by T. II. Thomas, A. J. a.nd M.