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T5 IN A FREIGHT GAB COMPELLED TO SHIVER IN DRESS SUITS UNTIL RESCUED BY CLIMAX OF FRESHMEN DANCE Upper Classmen of Medical College at Chicago Give Beginners an Un pleasant Experience Girls Routed by Pepper. Chicago. As the climax to a dance by the freshmen clas3 of a medical college in this city the other night, the sophomore, junior and senior students captured 20 of the fresh men and locked them in a box car on the Illinois Central tracks. They were held prisoners until others who attended the dance on in vitation released them by tearing off the door of the car. All of the fresh wore evening dress, and when rescued they were thoroughly chilled from the experience. Previous to taking the freshmen from the hall where the dance was held," the seniors and other students had torn the flags and banners from the walls of the dance hall. Red pep per and formaldehyde were sprinkled over the floor, while the freshmen and their partners were whirling around to the strains of a waltz, and the com bination drove the girls from the hall. Several gallons of sweet cider that was purchased by the freshmen to quench their thirst was confiscated by the other students, and the same thing happened to the ice cream, which was intended for the girls. Failure of the freshmen to Invite the other classes to their annual "blowout" was the cause of the trouble. The freshmen observed the closest secrecy regarding the dance, but the matter came to the ears of the other students during the after noon. A meeting of the sophomore, junior and senior classes was called after dinner and plans were laid to clrcum They Were Held Prisoners in a Box Car. vent the holding of the freshmen Bolree. At ten o'clock the dance was under full sway. Uninvited students to the number of 100 marched in a body to the hall and took possession. Ban ners and flags of the freshmen class decorated the walls, and these were the first objects for assault. Some of the freshmen tried to prevent the others from tearing down the class emblems, but they were thrust aside Formaldehyde, which doesn't smell like attar of roses, and red pepper were then strewn over the flood. This had the desired result of driving the freshmen s sweethearts from the hall The next event on the program was to capture 20 of the freshmen and march them to the Illinois Central tracks, three blocks from the dance hall. Sophomores, juniors and seniors were clad in heavy overcoats, but the freshmen were compelled to shiver in their ballroom attire. While the freshmen were prisoners in the box car, the other students Bang "In the Good Old Summer Time," as they walked away. Raccoon Blew Out Lantern. Chester, N. Y. James Myers and II B. Tuthill were out after coons the other night and located one in a tree which it was Impossible to climb They fired 35 shots without dislodsr lng the animal, so they fastened a lighted lantern to the tree six feet from the ground and went for more cartridges, On their return they round tnat the coon had descended blown out the lantern light and es caped. Woman of Eighty Lived as a Man Butte, Mont The sudden death Manhattan of "Sammy" Jones. at SO years old, disclosed the fact that. in stead of being' a man. as everyone in the vicinity of Manhattan for the last 18 years had thought Jones was woman. This discovery resulted when the undertaker took charge of the body. She chewed tobacco and drank and associated freely with men as cook. During courtship life is all pie After marriage it is liable to be also all pL LOCKED RIS01IER VIIiS HAY TO LIBERTY WITH TEETH MAN IN JAIL GNAWS THROUGH TWO1 HEAVY BEAMS ONLY - TO BE RECAPTURED. ?, Erfurt, Germany. The police have captured a man named Schaarschmidt, who escaped from , the Gera jail three weeks ago. The manner of his flight makes one of the most remarkable of all of those told in the romances of prison heroes. " Crossing the one window of his cell within was an oak beam 7x7 inches square. Outside the window was an other beam nine inches thick. These were his only bars besides the mas sive masonry of the building. That is to say, there were no metal bars be tween these wooden barriers. But the wood, toughened by age, was enough to make any prisoner He Spent Seven Months Gnawing Through the Outer Bar. without tools despair. Schaarschmidt had not even the metal shank from his shoes to make a saw of, 'for he had only felt slippers in his dungeon. He got to work with his teeth, how ever, upon the inside beam. It took him three months to gnaw through this formidable barrier. He could only work when he was certain that his guards were out of sight and hearing. Before their expected return he al ways covered up the ravages his teeth had made with a structure of brown bread, saved from his rations. This bread patch closely resembled the color of the wood 'and as his work progressed it had to be handled with extreme care to prevent its crumbling and betraying him. Schaarschmidt spent seven months in the same patient toil, gnawing like a rat through the outer bar. One night he judged that the apertures were large enough and he squeezed through. The .space was so small and the 16 inches of jagged ends of the beam were so rough that he tore his body frightfully. When he was caught the prison sur geons who examined him found that he had worn his teeth down to stumps and that his body was terribly lacer ated. His jaws were, developed' ab normally by his superhuman exertions to win his way to liberty. AUTO RIPS OFF HIS PANTS. Victim of Peculiar Accident Has to Dress Himself in Barrel. Greenwich, Conn. Robert Lee, a bookkeeper in the employ of Maher Bros., was stripped of his trousers in an automobile accident the other day and had to dress himself in a barrel, pending the arrival of first aid to the injured. Apart from the casualty to the garment and the shock to h'3 sensibilities Lee was unhurt, but he was much disturbed in mind until as sistance reached him. Martin Christensen, a contractor, was driving the machine when the emergency brake snapped, and Lee, who was crossing the street, was struck and knocked down. Some part of the gear caught his trousers and peeled them off like the skin of an orange. Lee leaped to his undressed legs and with a shriek ran into the "nearest store. It happened to be one in which half a dozen women were shop ping. - and then there were more shrieks. Fortunately, the barrel was near at hand and Lee did an acrobatic act In getting into it. He stayed there until Mr. Christensen, having learned the nature of the accident, went to a clothing store and purchased a new pair of trousers for the victim. Real Tramp Is This Canine. Aberdeen. S. D. A new kind of hobo has put in an appearance in this part of the state. It is a dog that has all the habits and Instincts of-the west em tramp. The dog makes trips over the Mil waukee extension, using freight trains at will, for it has made friends with all the train crews. The dog has been named Boomer, and frequently visits a town, makes friends, and eats a few meals, but It refuses to remain. When the next freight comes along the dog jumps aboard the caboose, wags his tall and barks a farewell. Wherever It goes It Is well-treated. Boomer seems to know all about the trains, when they are due and the di rection they are going, and he seldom Is carried back Immediately toward the place he has just left Boomer resembles a shepherd dog with pronounced retriever habits. FOUND' A in E. H. Rl GREEN , DISCOVERED - TEXAS MIDLAND LINE. Overlooked by : Collis ' P. Huntington and His Surveyor When He Bought Houston JSl Texas Central " - Property Years Ago." Kansas City, Mo. Men have been known to find gold mines and oil wells, but E. H. R. Green, son . of Hetty Green, is the firsj. man to "find" a railroad a complete system, includ ing tracks, depots, offices and every thing except a working force and gen eral manager. Of course the tracks and roadbed were not the best in the world; neither were the cars what few there were but these were de tails that could be attended to. The Texas Midland originally was a part of the Houston & Texas Cen tral, which was owned by Green's grandfather and sold to Collis P. Huntington. When the latter road be came a part of Huntington's property and was made to connect with the Southern Pacific, that part of it which is now the Texas Midland was over looked and never really passed into the possession of the Southern Pa cific promoters. It was the mistake of the surveyors, who evidently were not acquainted with the country. At any rate, the error if overlooking a railroad could be called ah error- was not discovered until 11 years afterwards. Green then was living in Chicago at the time. He came across the original map of the road and compared it with a new er one and concluded that Hunting ton had overlooked several miles of a valuable property and that the mat ter would be worth investigating Huntington never had seen the prop erty, and really did not need it all All he had wanted was the part which connected with the Southern Pacific at Houston, furnishing him an en trance Into Dallas. .Green went to New York to see his mother and told her of his discovery. Her father, E, H. R. Green's grandfather, had died and she was the only legal heir and any interest that might result in the discovery of the new road naturally would be in her favor. She offered the road to her son on condition that he go to Texas and manage it and "stay out of politics." Green went to Texas, and much to his satisfaction found that his road was waiting for him. Huntington's surveyors never had discovered the road and he didn't even know it was Included in the pur chase. Huntington did not claim it, so Green said he owned It He made a trip of inspection and found that the ties had rotted or been carried off by the farmers for firewood. -The rails had rusted . out; the roadbed was overgrown with grass; station houses and depots had been converted into barns and all that remained of the railroad was the right of way. Green announced that he was going to "Improve" his "railroad" and Imme diately started to work regarding the roadbed. ' General offices were estab lished at Terrel, Tex. Depots were built; new ties and rails put down, and soon cars and locomotives were ordered. "The Texas Midland Rail way Company, E. H. R. Green, presi dent," was an actuality. The Texas Midland perhaps is the shortest railroad (a complete system) in the United States. It runs from Ennls, Tex., to Paris, Tex., a distance of 126 miles. It Is said to be the most luxurious road In America. Yet It is not considered a money maker. Green runs it more as a hobby than as an investment. The passenger cars are the most modern and complete that can be made. Every convenience has been provided, including a bathtub in each car. All the cars. Including those for freight, are green inside and out. The stations are painted green and plush on the seats and the com pany's mark on the linen also is green. The largest and fastest locomotives turned out by the Baldwin locomotive works are running on the Texas Mid- land. It has less accidents per" mile and the rolling stock costs more per mile than any other railroad In the United State. Green has other hobbies that prob ably cost him nearly as much as his ! railroad. But he lives in the sure knowledge that some day if he out- lives his mother he will be worth j 1100,000,000. And that should be coxn 1 forting to moat men. WOMAN' INSURANCE OFFICIAL. Mrs. RawSOn Viee.PreiHfnt nrimn Life Company. ' New York! Amone the accredited representatives at the annual meeting of the. Association of Life Insurance resiaents which closed its , business in this city the other day, wasa wom an the only woman in the world who is an officer of a life Insurance com pany. She is Mrs. L. C. Rawson of Des Moines, la., and she is vice-president of the Des Moines Life Insurance Company, a corporation which carries $27,000,000 in policies on Its books. Her husband is presldent.of the con pany. ' . 'I have been in the insurance busi ness 20 years, said Mrs. Rawson to a reporter. "You wouldn't . think it? Well, it's true, and please save your Sketch of Mrs. Rawson. compliments. I'm the mother of two married daughters and both of them are the mothers of two of the sweet est families in the world." "Yes; I don't mind telling you how I came to go into the insurance busi ness. I had a little boy and he died and" Mrs. Rawson's lips quivered for a moment. "My baby's death was a cruel Slow. I thought I would go crazy. I brooded and finally I realized that I must do something to occupy my mind or I would surely go mad. The doctors told my husband that I must occupy my mind In some way, but they made no suggestion that helped. Finally the idea 'came to me that I should like to be with Mr. Raw son more and I asked; him to let me into his office. I started out as secre tary of the company and gradually as sumed control of the entire office force. ( . . "In those days Mr. ' Rawson had to lead the field work himself and I was left alone in the office for that reason. '"We do business In 18 states; most ly in the middle west. The company "is 'an bid line, just!" like the big New York ones. r ., "L put in eight hours a day at my desk, and sometimes longer, of course. IJiave,toid.youabout the family They, are growaf; upland so the home doesn't puffer jbyifeaspn;" of my' absence.; .'A' woman' can,. j5ome pretty; .hear; doing" anything ; she '.pleases; InMhls country, and I suppose that some" day shwiii be;aVle to ' Votev but I am not interested in any suffrage movement 'or anything' of. that kind: Neither .dq I want to be called a new nvoman. .-I'm not.". Tm just sa working-woman- acid glad . that I, am able to work and help mvnusband and my:amily.! V' ' COSTLY MEMORIAL. GATEWAY. Commemorates .Wedding Anniversary of Founders of Mohonk. New York. One of the most Inter esting and remarkable memorial struc tures in this country is the recently dedicated gateway erected by the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Albert K. Smiley at the entrance to the five or six thousand acres of land owned by Mr. Smiley at Lake Mohonk. The Lake Mohonk peace conferences of the past dozen or more years have attracted the attention of the .whole civilized world because, they have brought together men and women from all nations as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Smiley at the unique hotel to which has been given the name of the "Temple of Peace." The Smiley Memorial Gateway. A Quaker himself and with a long line of Quaker ancestry, Mr. Smiley has been a lifelong advocate of uni versal peace. Partly In recognition of his years of service in the cause of peace and part ly as a token of their personal regard for him and his -wife the friends of Mr, and Mrs. Smiley determined to commemorate the golden anniversary of their, marriage by presenting to them a gift that should serve as a permanent memoriaL This gift has taken the form of a unique and rtag nificent gateway, costing $75,000. Ground for the gateway was broken on July 8, 1907r the fiftith anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Smiley's . marriage, and the gateway was dedicated In the presence of a great concourse of no tables a short time ago. Mr. Smiley, now In his eighty-first year, has made provision for the fjon. tinuance of the conferences after til death, JFNSATIONL B WHISPER FOB HELP HEARD BY POLICE DOCTOR'S WIFE TELEPHONES ALARM FROM UNDER HER v 5 'BEDCLOTHES. '"-' fELLS OF BURGLAR IN HOUSE Awakened by Growl of Dog to Hear Robber Rummaging in Next Room Faints After Noti fying Station. Willlamsport, Pa. The wife of a physician, Mrs. G. Franklin Bell, played the part of a clever detective In her home while a burglar was ran sacking the drawers in several pieces of furniture in an adjoining room, with the. communicating door open. , Mrs. Bell "was awakened by the low growl of the house dog, which was lying at the head of the stairs. She raised herself . in lier bed and heard plainly the robber rummaging in the next room. Not daring to call for help, as her husband was not at home, she reached to a table which stood at the head of the bed, ahd on which two telephones rested, which were used by the doctor for answering night calls. She pulled one telephone under the bed quilt and then ducked her head snugly under the covers and tele phoned to the police station, which was not far from her home. She whispered through the 'phone, but loudly enough to be distinctly un derstood by the officer at the station. The robber went on with his work and evidently never suspected his danger until a policeman came ( run ning toward the house blowing his signal whistle in hopes of raising an other patrolman whom he could call on for assistance. Mrs. Bell heard the man run from the room and go down the stairs jumping over the head of the dog, which barked loudly. She then jumped from her bed and, raising a window, informed the officer what was go ing on. The- officer waited a few minutes for :-the, robber to come out, but no She Ducked Her Head Under the Cov ers and Telephoned the Police. one appeared, and then Patrolman Segebrecht entered the house by a side door. The robber was too clever to be caught in a trap. He hid behind a closed door until he heard the of ficer walk by, and then he made his escape. "I never was so frightened in my life," said Mrs. Bell, in talking to a friend about the robbery. "I just knew that I might be killed if I called for help, and then there was no one to help me. The doctor and both boys were hunting. When I heard some one In the next room I thought of the scheme to get one of the 'phones under the covers. He didn't hear me, I guess, for I called the exchange in a whisper. I got the place. right away, and -when the man said 'Hello, all I said was: "Send an officer to Dr. Bell's; burglars,' and then I almost fainted. I never moved until I heard . that whistle down in the yard, and then I knew that I had been saved." Kills Steer with His Fist. Springfield, 111. Accompanied by friends, Fritz Schafer, a muscular young German farmhand, residing near Greenview, in Menard : county, went to the farm of Henry Austin to trade horses. As Schafer started home across the lot where a bad-tempered steer' was kept, Austin warned ' him of the danger of entering the lot "When, near the center of the pasture Schafer's friends, who had remained behind, were horrified to see him at tacked by the animal and knocked down by the first onslaught As the steer charged a second time Schafer landed a blow behind the animal's ear that dropped it as though shot When Schafer's friends gained his side the steer was. dead. , Dutch Plan World's Exposition. The Dutch intend to celebrate the centenary " reestablishment of their national independence by a world ex position, to be held at The Hague in tlfe year 1913. The exposition ground and guaranty fund have already been secured. gq::quers :h:Uo::ess ? ' III FURIOUS El'iGGUHTER; TRANSVAAL TROOPER. SEIZES .WITH BARE HANDS JAWS OF V RAGING BEAST. Johannesburg. From Messina comes. a striking story of a Transvaal police trooper's terrible encounter - with a lioness. On his way from' .Rhodes Drift to Messina,- Trooper Eagle 'met" some transport riders, who . had . just killed two young lions. A little further on he encountered the pardnts, which, were following the wagons np.j The lioness approached and growled menacingly, and the trooper fired.', his bullet shattering her shoulder. He" at once made off for the camp, intending to get assistance, as he knew the lioness was badly hurt She, how ever, headed him off. and about -a All the Time the Brute Was Biting and Clawing Him. quarter of a mile further on sprang upon him, tearing him from his horse. His carbine was knocked out of his hand. Fortunately, he landed on his feet, the horse clearing from under him when the lioness sprang. Eagle, who is a powerful fellow, closed with the brute, forcing the fingers of his right hand into her nostrils, and twist ing the nose as far as possible, grip ping the animal around the neck with his left arm and kicking her in the belly with all his might. All the time the brute was biting and clawing him. Just as he thought he must succumb, she released her grip, possibly on account of her wound ed condition, but not before she had inflicted several terrible wounds, al most severing several fingers of the trooper's right hand with her teeth, while there were several huge gashes of great depth in his thighs. The left arm was also badly lacerated. Finding himself free, Eagle picked up his carbine and raised it again, but found himself powerless to use it owing to his wounds. Just then two men, who had heard the shot, came up and dispatched the lioness, and after wards conveyed the wounded man to Messina'. In this district recently four lions were killed in a single week. GALWAY HAS A GIANT GHOST. Apparition Eight Feet High Leaps Into the River. Dublin. A spectral figure, gray in color and about eight feet in height, is said to have haunted the railway line near Galway for nights. The apparition, which is described as "tapering toward the top," walks from the railway viaduct across the bank of the. stream and then disap pears. A number of people have visited the place toward midnight, when the apparition Is due to appear. One man declares that he saw it jump from the top of the viaduct into the Corrib, where it disappeared. It was not "drowned," however, for on the succeeding night it was seen again by a number of students from Queen's college, Galway. One of the students .volunteered to go over and talk to it, but when it appeared he changed his. mind. On a Sunday evening a party of six men, armed with shotguns, revolvers and sticks, sallied forth to "lay the ghost." They had!; been In ambush but a. short time only when the spec ter loomed, up before them. One' of the men raised a revolver, but before he could fire he fell in a swoon. The expedition was abandoned and the man was taken into Galway, where he 'was medically .attended. These strange reports have created excitement in the district, and search parties are out nightly for the purpose of unraveling the mystery. First Chew Breaks Teeth. Gumboro, Del. One chew of to bacco broke two front teeth for Lewes Roach the other day and probably will cost him a $20 dentist's bill. Roach bought a piece of tobacco for five cents, and with the first chew two- of his teeth cracked off as they struck something hard in the middle of the plug. Roach investigated, and was astonished to . find a small iron bolt running through the tobacco. Monkey Smashes a Double. York, Pa. Constable Jacob Cookes of the Seventh ward has had to get rid of a Jonah monkey. Pompey, es caping from his cage, saw himself in the fine dining-room mirror, and threw cusnes at me mirror uu me monxey counterfeit was demolished. Loss. $S3'