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CRIMINALS OF NOTE
SOCIAL OUTLAWS -WITH PROMI .... NENT RECORDS. Mot Daring to Return t " America, Men Who Have Transgressed This Country's Laws Drag Out Their Existence in Exile Abroad. .. - Charles Fisher, whose shadowy itin erary .extends from Cincinnati to Lon -don. would return to . American chores if he dared. But even the at traction of "mishandling the United States mails underweighs his discre- lion, and he is believed to-be some where in Scotland. George Williams, who spent the bet ter part of his sixty years in prison, -and John Harkins are two other ex iles who," a few weeks ago, completed five-year terms in Lelpsic, sequential to relieving a Leipsic jeweler of $17, O00 in diamonds. Williams is known professionally as a diamond swallow--er. His , record began in Chicago twenty-seven years ago when he se cured $15,000 in gems. Putting pris on behind him, he- journeyed by easy stages to Philadelphia. St. Louis, Rochester, London, Bruges and Leip- ic. As a rolling stone he disproved -the maxim by pocketing Jewels .to the value of $170,000. Thomas O. Brien, known to many -gaming tables and quotation boards, was an exile to the day of his recent death. Indicted here, he 'fled to France, where he resided for years living on his wits, and hoping against Tiope. that some day the djce of fate might turn favorably and enable him to set face toward his native land. But the Parcae were against him to -the end. John Sharkey, taker of lives and lucre, was another notable member of the band. After a major offense he was committed to the New York Tombs, whence not half a dozen inr 'mates have escape. But this was one of resources, as his successive victims "were of liabilities. He had determin ed to cheat the chair and .a woman acquaintance happened to be just the jperson to assist him in the undertak ing. She was permitted to visit him rfor an hour three times a week. It was during these visits that the dar ing collaboration was conceived. Sharkey planned to change clothing with his accomplice and stroll from -prison under the guns and glances of "his guards. Arriving the day the sar torial exchange was made, the wom an was permitted to enter the cell. She was heavily veiled. A heavily -jl KZJOTcr vrnxn trem cams cut veiled figure came out. But it was the man. not the woman, behind whom the iron doorway clanged. Sharkey managed to reach Havana on a trading steamer. ' Discovered there a few weeks later he . mpved on to Barcelona, where . his trail came to an abrupt end. Teaching Blind Fish to See. In the hope of teaching blind, fish to see. some interesting experiments are "being carried out at the New York Aquarium. A large consignment of "blind fish has just been received there from the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky, and Mr. Spencer, director of the Aquarium fish hatchery, expects that ' -under his care the blind fish will," in time, evolve eyes and see like other fish. The fish are natives of Echo Tiver, the deepest subterranean stream in the world. Why Negroes Are Long-Lived. ' Among the negro races centenarians are extremely numerous, and it is merely because they unconsciously obey the laws of Nature. They sleep o much, for instance, that a negro centenarian only spends fifty or sixty years out of his 100 awake, while a -white man would be awake for seventy-five years of the time. DOG AND MILK JAR. Combination Raised Much Rumpus in Indiana Town. . . . A prowling dog stuck his head into a milk jar in the yard of" Jerome S"prague last night. The latter' left the house in his night clothes to in vestigate, when the terror stricken dog bounded forward and brought the jar directly against the man's ex posed shins, bowling him over to the ground. Sprague, . who had not as yet dis covered the source of the attack, yell ed "Murder!" "Fire!" and "Thieves!" so loudly that it awoke his neighbors, who rushed to the rescue. - By this time the dog had reached the street, where it ran into a belated farmer's team, causing a runaway in which the man was thrown from the wagon and his shoulder dislocated. A woman with a child in her arms was next run over by the dog and bruised about the head. " The blindfolded animal then turned ard re-entered the Sprague premises, again running into Sprague, knocking him down, breaking a finger, and in juring his nose. After overturning a beehive and partly ruining a grape arbor, the dog crashed into the edge of a cement walk and broke the jar. Morocco, Ind., dispatch. Saved from Horrible Death. Miss Maude Stevens of Jamaica, N. Y., was saved from a horrible death the other day, by a stranger, who de clined to give his name. She was gathering wild grapes, when her foot slipped and she sank up to her neck in soft, oozy mud, that threatened to overwhelm her. Her cries were heard by a young man driving by in a buggy, who rescued her.. Between Jamaica and Flushing there is a dense growth of ferns and vines above a deep mo rass. There are grapevines there, and many people visit the place, yearly to gather the fruit, which is said to make better preserves than cultivated grapes. Strange Bouquet. tVS " Vv WAV "2 .?"iM The tree has grown from the inside of a chimney. . The photograph was taken at Pachim, Siam. Great Lawyer's Shrewdness. Daniel O'Connell once unraveled a queer plot in a . will case. Witness after witness swore that they saw the document duly executed. At last a constantly reiterated expression seiz ed the lawyer's attention, "The life was in him," over and over repeated. "By. the virtue of your oath, was, he alive?" he asked one. witness. "By the virtue of my oath, the life was in him-," he. was answered. - Then O'Con nell turned to the man and very slow ly . and very solemnly said : "Now , I call upor. you, in the presence of your Maker, who will some day pass sen tence, upon you . for thi3 evidence I solemnly ask you and , you answer at your peril was not there a live fly in the dead man's mouth when his hand was placed upon the will?" Cor nered and pale with fear, the witness confessed that this had actually hap pered. Lightning Art Work. . . . On the breast of one of the two brothers! killed in New York by light ning while bathing was imprinted a likeness of a tree. It was about eight een inches long and was perfect even to the smallest details. Including the coloring of the leaves. - The likeness was burned deep in the flesh. Phy sicians are unable to explain this phe nomenon, as there was no tree within several hundred, feet of the spot where the lightning bolt struck. The ways of lightning have long been past find ing out. Boston Globe. - .Unique Call Bell. Prof. W. A. Kissicks has received a unique call bell from Porto Rico. " It is in the form of a turtle, the back of which is real turtle shell. By press ing the tail or head a bell will ring until the pressure Is released. It i3 the Invention of a Porto Rican young man. who received his education in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Eagle. - CLOCK WITH THIRTEEN DJALS. Timepiece Made in England for East ern Potentate. A remarkable clock has, just.. been made, in England, Cor the palace of ait Eastern potentate " y It " has thirteen dials, showing thetlme In as many dit ferent cities. vizsI -Tibndon, Paris.Jtome. Berlin, .. Vienna, St. .Petersburg, Con stantinpple, V.Washington, - Yokohama, Peking," Bombay. Samarkand and Te heran. Thus the ".owner -will; be "able to see at a glance time in these cities, as compared with., that of his own cap ital. The figures and- also the names of the various .cities -are In - native character, and each dial is mounted in a very handsome ormolu frame richly engraved. STABLES IN A TREE. Natives of Bahama Islands Find Struc ture Ready Made. , , In the Bahama islands there flour ishes a tree the. roots of which attain to enormous proportions, often reach ing to a height of fifteen or twenty feet above the surface of the earth, spreading in all directions, under ground as well, in order to obtain sus tenance and give support to the trunk and ' branches. On the tree grow in numerable balls of silky cotton, pre senting an almost fairy-like appear ance as they glisten in the sunlight. They are in great demand for stuff ing pillows, being soft as down. . The spaces formed by the roots are ofter quite as large ' as fair-sized rooms and, if roofed over, one tree , would form a commodious dwelling place for a family; in fact, it would be in finitely superior, to the average na tive hut. Holes could be cut In tht roots to allow of internal communica tion. Up to the present, however, the natives, have not utilized them at houses, though they are frequently it request as stables for horses. TRAMWAY IN A CHURCH. Movable Pulpit a Feature of English House of Worship. Movable pulpits can ' be found in various churches throughout the coun try, but the movable pulpit recently presented to St. Paul's, Cheltenham Eng.," is the only one worked by ma chinery. A tramway, 18 feet in length has been laid down in the chancel and immediately before the . sermon the pulpit and its staircase move along it slowly, noiselessly, and almost mys teriously, and take up a prominent po sition, returning to' the original posi tion beside the organ at the conclusion of -the preacher's discourse. .There Is 30 feet of wire rope apparatus em ployed,, the structure being caused tc move on what is known as the "spin dle" principle. The innovation, strik ing as It is, is a most convenient one, the preacher being able to address hit congregation practically in full view oi everyone. The pulpit is lighted b electricity from the inside, the coil conveying the current being paid on) fs It moves. Mosque for London. ...The-picture shows' a Mohammedai mosque to be erected shortly in Lon don. It. will be "built of marble, anc will be a striking . addition to - the architectural beauties of the metro'po lis. ' .-- . Travel in Sixteenth Century. -.. - Edward Leigh's "Hints for Travel ers" was published at the end ot th sixteenth century. Only those : -whe speak Latin should travel," he - says and every one should be well-grounda1 "In the true religion,'- lest he be per verted abroad Travelers should know their own. country before being al lowed to leave It. Before his voyage the traveler "should . make his peace with God, receive the Lord's supper satisfy his creditors if he be in debt pray earnestly to God to prosper hizr on his voyage and to keep him from danger," and he should make his last will and wisely order all his affairs since many that go abroad return no home." ..: . . . Curious Army Custom. . A curious custom connected witt the Servian army is the manner 1e which most of the regiments carry the big drum. It is not, as in most othei countries, slung in front of the max who plays it, but it is placed upon a small two-wheeled cart drawn by a large dog, which has been so trained that It keeps its place even througt Ions and tedions marches. (Special Correspondence.) Two generations have passed away since the body of Edgar 'Allan Poe was laid to rest" in a -vault in old Westminster Presbyterian church yard at Baltimore., For twenty-five years no other recognition was ac corded to the dust of genius until Miss -Sarah Sigourney Rice, principal -yt the Western - Female High School, collected a fund for a simple granite monument. It was not until .1875, however, that the body of the poet, together with those of his child wife, Virginia Clem, and her mother, Mrs. Maria Clem, was disinterred and placed beneath the monument. Now, however, the city of his birth is about to give tardy recognition to Poe's genius, and Baltimoreans, through the Municipal Art society,' are contributing to a $30,000 fund designed to erect an imposing shaft. When the fund is raised and the question of site for the monument comes up for determination, there is going to be obstinate resistance on the part of many citizens against any pro posed removal of Poe's body . from Westminster -churchyard. The argu ment is advanced that it would now be nothing short of sacrilege to de stroy that spot which, .for more than half a century, nas woven a halo of romance about Westminster, and has brought thither thousands of reveren tial visitors. In all decency and fair ness, the supporters of this argu ment declare, the shaft should stand where the poet's bones now rest. .The Poe family, whose descendants are numerous in the city, have not- yet expressed theinselves on the matter. Grave in Full Public View. So far as publicity ' Is concerned, Westminster churchyard is far from being a, retired place. It lies at the Intersection or Fayette and Green streets, within; a few squares of the heart of the business quarter. The poet's grave and its simple headstone are in full view of thousands who pass the spot daily on their way ' down town, t - . ; -A movement has also been started to endow the room in which Poe died, as . an asylum for sick authors and literary men. This room is in what is now known as the Church Home and Infirmary, but in the' poet's day it was known as the Washington hos pital. The famous death chamber is Edgar Allen Poe. low occupied by the Rev. T. H. Pat tison, pastor of Emmanuel Protestant Episcopal " Church. The fund neces sary for its endowment Is placed at $8,000. ,: The mention of old Washington hos pital Inevitably brings up afresh the memory of Poe's tragic death and the discrepancies in the various accounts of it. The grief of that tragedy has always made it a tender subject with members of the Po family, but ' re cently Miss Elieabeth Ellicott Poe, a third cousin of the poet, has broken the family reticence on the - subject and has given publicity to certain facts which apparently set forth in their true light the incidents surround ing Poe's death. One Story, of. Poet's Death. ; The story which has-gained. current credence is that a political gang of ruffians, known as the "Plug Uglies,' took advantage . of the - poet's well know bohemian ' and ' bibuluous ten- r , The Poet's Home. - Jencies to lure him into a low drink ing place known as "Ryan's , Fourth Ward Polls," where they drugged him. In this condition, so the narrative runs, he was found by one J. B. Walk er, a newspaper compositor, who sum moned Dr. J. E. Snodgrass by the fol lowing note: "Dear Sir: There Is a gentleman rather the worse for wear at Ryan's FourfSi Ward Polls, who goes under the cognomen of Edgar A. Poe and who appears to be in great distress, and he . says he is acquainted with you and I assure you ne is in need of 1 immediate assistance. Yours In haste." . " Dr. Snodgrass, writing of this inci dent in 1867, says that when he ar rived at Ryan's place he found the poet "haggard, bloated and unwashed. His hair was unkempt and his whole physique was repulsive. He wore neither vest nor neckcloth, his coat was .ripped at the seams and the bosom -of his shirt was filthily soiled and crumpled. On his feet were boots of coarse material,' unblacked. He was past locomotion, so we lifted him into the hack in waiting, . he mean while muttering unintelligible impre cations on those who were trying to "i Westminster Church, help him. We took him to the Wash ington hospital, where he died with out recovering consciousness on the morning of the following day, Oct. 7. 1849." .Totally opposed to this story is the account given by Miss Poe a few weeks ago. Said she: ; "On the night of Oct. 3 George Poe, sr., my gradfather. was hurrying down Calvert street when he saw lying beneath the steps of the old Baltimore museum (on the site of the present Baltimore and Ohio building) a man, as he thought, in a drunken stupor. Pity for . the unfortunate caused him to stop and Investigate, when, to his horror, he saw it was his cousin Edgar. Quickly calling for a carriage and sending for Neilson -Poe, who lived near by, he took the drugged poet to the Washington hospital. Doc tors worked for days to restore him, but he never recovered consciousness, and so nothing could be learned from "him about the cause of his condition. In the early dawn of Sunday morn ing following he passed away as the4 bells which he loved were ringing out their unconscious requiem." Graves of Lanier and Booth. ; In speaking of Poe one cannot but refer here to the graves of two other young men the tragedy of whose lives is known to the world. At the foot of 4 gently sloping hill in historic old Greenmount cemetery sleeps Sidney Lanier, the poet. Save a simple little white headstone, without lettering or design, his grave is absolutely un marked. . It lies 'in a lot owned by Lawrence . Turnbull, and beside the poet are-burled two little children whom he dearly loved. In another part of the cemetery, its long, low, ivy covered mound lying behind a slender marble plinth, is the grave of John Wilkes Booth. It has no slab or stone to show whose body lies 'beneath, and -this is intentional. The marble plinth marks the center of the lot in which the entire Booth family is buried, including " Junius Brutus Booth, the elder. From all points .of the country daily visitors, fiom,the theatrical profession chiefly, make their way to this marble shaft. and when, they depart the silent sym pathy of their hearts for the ill starred young . actor whose mistaken zeal plunged a. nation intq grief finds ex pression in the floral tributes that re main behind on his obscure resting place. - " i i . : Proof for Col. Crowninshield. The estate owned by the late Col. Crowninshield. one of Marblehead's most aristocratic, citizens, adjoins the pasture of William Farmer, a sturdy farmer. A valuable dog owned by the colonel used to run' into the pasture and annoy the farmer's cows. Farmer went to CoL Crowninshield and re quested that the annoyance be stop ped, only to receive the reply, "How do you know it is my dog?" ? "How do I know?" replied the' other. 'with rising indignation'; ."why haven't I seen him?" . "You must bring me better proof,' replied the colonel, as he turned cold ly away.-' "All right, sir, said the farmer, in an unmistakable tone, "the next time the dog bothers my cows IH bring you all the proof necessary In a wheelbar row." The dog never bothered the cows afterward. Boston Herald; - Boston's Name for Tips. Don't say "tips" hereafter. Say "joy ful checks.' i It . has a pleasanter sound to the ear, while to the con science and. to the instinct fo courtesy it Is far more gracious. - There is no hint of "graft to the gentle phrase and by no means could it be perverted to read "extortion." There is a blessed atmosphere of give and take, an appre elation of value received about it, whether It Is written or spoken. r J r. "iL ill Poivdor A wonderful poyvder of rare) merit and unrivaled atreinsth. In the Boston Suburbs. "Whither away,, litttle boy?" In quired the well-meaning etranger. "I go to swim, sir," replied the spec tacled Infant. "And where do you swim?" persisted the stranger. "I swim, 'sir," the infant made an swer, "in the shallower purlieus of ex cessive dampness." . Now He Is Thriving. "You are looking well, Harker? . "Yes, the doctor started to diet me. Told me to read a list of all the dishes I could eat." "And you read it?' ' "Yes, and then started eating every dish Cat was not on it." - From Laughter to Tears. What a difference the mere order of words makes! It used to be read: "Depew said" the very signal of mirth. . But now the attorney general puts into a summons, "the said De pew," and all i,s melancholy. , ' It takes a wise man to look; before he leaps out of the frying-pan into the fire. Cure to Stay Cured. Wapello, Iowa, Sept. 11th (Special) One of the most remarkable cures ever recorded in Louisa County la that of Mrs. Minnie Hart of this place. Mrs. Hart was In bed for eight months and when she was able to sit up she was -all drawn up on one side and could not walk across the room. Dodd's Kidney Pills cured her. Speak ing of her cure, Mrs. Hart says: "Yes, Dodd's Kidney Pills cured me after I was . in bed for eight months and I know the cure was complete for that was three years ago and I have not been down since. In four weeks from the time I started taking them I was able to make my garden. No body can know how thankful I am to be cured or how much I feel I owe to Dodd's Kidney Pins." This case again points out how much the general health depends on ; the Kidneys. Cure the Kidneys with Dodd's Kidney Pills and nine-tenths of the suffering the human family la heir to, will disappear. A Bad Day for Euclid. Euclid fidgeted uneasily. try," sobbed Mrs. E., " if you can't solve the servant problem?" Sadly and silently he departed for the intelligence office. Awaiting a Reply. It seems that Maude Gonne admits that marriage is a failure when the woman who marries Is not "an ordin ary, commonplace creature." But what wife Is willing to admit that she Is? One comfort to the average man Is his steadfast belief that it is his hon esty that keeps him, poor. DOS-T FORGKT A large S-oz. package Red Cross Ball Bine, only 6 oenta. The Buss Company, South Bend. Ind. Many of a man who is too honest to steal borrows and forgets to pay back. Important to Meters. Examine carefully every bottle of C ASTORIA, a safe aud aure remedy for infants and children. and aee that it Bears the Signature of In Tas For Over SO Years. The Kind Torn Have ZJways Bought. Love realizes Its blindness shortly after the marriage ceremony. y The Gate to the Orient, The American people are beginning to discover that the Golden Gate is the front door to the orient. While the nations officially are contending for political settlement in Asia, the flood of- travel has started through San Francisco bay in pursuit of com mercial opportunity in every region beyoDd the Pacific slope. Time was, not long ago. when the point to move from 'was on the other side of the con tinent. But that is changed now. The momentum is westward and the activ ity radiates from the metropolis of California. - The people who think of going to the orient realize that, when they pass the Golden Gate tbey enter at once into an extensive area of un exploited possibilities. Arthur J. Street In Sunset Magazine for September. i The more a man preaches to .his neighbors the less they practice. Every housekeeper should know that if they will 'buy Defiance Cold will save not only time, because It -never sticks to the iron, but because each package contains 16 oz. one full, pound while all other Cold Water Starches are put up in 94 -pound pack ages, and the price is the same, 10" cents.' Then again because Defiance' Starch is free from all injurious chem icals.' If your grocer tries to sell yon. a 12-oz. .package It' is. because he has , a stock on hand which he wishes to dispose of before he puts in Defiance. He knows that Defiance Starch has printed on every package In large let ters and figures "16 ozs." Demand 'De fiance and ssto mueh time and money and the annoyanco of the iron stick Ins. Defiance never sticks.