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The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, September 09, 1900, PART II, Image 15

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Makes a Violin on the Strndtvnrius
Model as Sweet Toned
as a Master's.
lie Enlisted in Thirtv-Sevenfh In
fantry and Gave Away the
Movements of Our Troops.
California Girl Had a Curiosity to
See Uow- She Would Look
in Iler Coffin.
Lineman Lay Ten Minutes in This
Hammock Swung Fifty Feet
From the Ground.
While Riding a Bicycle She Was
Knocked Down by a Car and
Injured for Life.
Millionaire No Longer in Danger of
Starving in the Midst
of Plentv.
Injured by Jumping From Train
and Both Limbs Had to Be Am
putated Below the Knee.
'or Being Aide to Get the Proper
Tools. lie Ingeniously Made
the Instruments
Sentenced to Be Shot, but This
. Was Commuted to Ninety-Nine
Tears in Solitary Cell
at Alcatraz.
Prank of Yomi Woman Who
Wanted i Do Things Other
Girls Shivered lo Think
Victim IJescned by Workmen,
Who Fastened Hope Around
Body and Lowered Him
to the Ground.
Palma Schroder Bravely Decided
to Make Another Effort to Sup
port Herself and Mother
by Selling Tapers.
Inventor Is Sure Hi Can Cure
the Oil Magnate's Dyspep
sia With His Oven
like Bed.
Plucky Officer Possesses Extraor
dinary Strength and Never
Lets a Man Escape Is a
Trained Wrestler.
r.rrrr.Lic sraciAi-
o-rnruse. X. T . FTt S.-Talent of an un
ul kind Is shown In this town by a H
s ear-old bw "The Ftdd'.eim.ker of Tam
r.rark" Is the Utlo won by Henry Evans
,vho ra a pfsIcn for violins and for the
irak'i o" viellns.
The bey Is a natural mu'Iclan. and has
placed a the violin evrr sinca ho was
lanrt" enough to hfid one.
Last March he started In to make a fiddle
after the Stradivnrlus model, He got books
from tho public library treating on the fub
jct and procured fine, seasoned woods
from far away places.
He lacked tooli tliat were fine enough
for the delicate work, and, with a spirit
worthy or a Crusoe, lie made the tool
himself and ret to work. getting up at 4
o'clock in the morning that he might have
time for his violin making bcrore school.
When It was finally completed Henry
found It weighed too much, according to
the Ptradlvarias. standard, and with Infinite
patience the boy took It all apart and again
smoothed and sandpapered its surfaces un
til It was r Juced to the proper weight.
Tho iolIr a as christened yesterday out
at Henry s home. In Burnet nvenue. In the
district known as Tamarack.
Ho had all the musicians of note In tbe
city out to see his violin and hear its beau
tiful tones, and they are making a. hero of
the child by proclaiming the fiddle a
marvel In workmanship and tone, and Its
maker a genius.
Young Evans Is a grandson of tho late
Judge Henry Hiegel of Onondaga County,
and a. nephew of the actor Charles. Hiegel
of New Ycrk.
His oldest slter.Mary Elizabeth Evans,
who Is 15 years old. has also attracted
publlcr attention by going into business for
herself. She has opened a grocery and runs
It herself. It promises to develop Into a.
department store, hating already a moat
market, a drug department, on ice cream
parlor and a candy kitchen, the product of
which Mary Elizabeth sells at fancy prieeJ
in nearly everv city in the State.
During vacation the boy. Henry, attends
to part of his sister's cares, and for recrea-
1 UUjI bT
'A W
He znado the tools fc&cseU and set to
Can after business hours the rloHmnatker
and musical genius and tic woman of af
fairs entertain themselves by playing ball
In the bock yard.
Mrs. Nettie Craven Still Too HI to
Appear in Court.
San Francisco. Cal. Sept. Rr-Mrs. Nettle
R. Graven, after her long and vhjorcus
fight for recognition ee the widow of James
G. Fair, and for a portion of the million
aire's estate, 1 a patient at a private san
itarium, and Doctors Theo. Rethers and D.
D. Lustlg, the Lunacy Commissioners, aro
trying to determine whether she Is insane
or chammlsg insanity.
That sho Is In feeble physical condition
is agreed by all the physicians who have
been called in the case; that she is in an
apparent state of mental collapse Is assert
ed by some, though It Is thought that the
collapse may be a temporary result of en
forced abandonment of the use of morphlnej
Doctor Rethers and Doctor Lustig mado
a careful examination yesterday, noting an.
jer Instructions from Judge Cook of tb
H'i"r Court. Their worn has not been
concluded, and whfla they found the pa
i.cu to jjomiss berious ayniptoms of In
sanity, they are not yet ready to declare her
A chief feature In the case Is the problem
whether the woman is making a pretense of
Insanity in order to avoid prosecution on
the charge of perjury. The suspicion is
heightened by the circumstances that the
alleged mental collapse has come Just at
the time In which the criminal court pro
ceedings against here were to begin, and
the doctors are slow about accepting the
symptoms of mental disorder as genuine.
The patlenf s use of morphine has been
cut off in the sanitarium, where she Is now
a patient. It Is thought probable that this
has something to do with the maniacal ten
dencies now displayed. The physicians are
also endeavoring to dotormlno whether her
condition has been In any way brought
about by overindulgence In alcoholic liquors.
Stndents of Conditions Propose a
Plan to Equalize the Sexes.
republic special.
'- Boston, Mass.. Sept. . In looking over
the census reports of the world the fol
lowing facts havo been noted about the
proportion of men and women in the dif
ferent countries:
There seems to be a shortage of women
In the British colonies, if the reports of the
census takers are true. In two of them
alone Canada and Australia there Is a
chance of half a million more to gain bus-
hands and homes.
' According to the late figures tho popu
lation of New South Wales on December 31
cenststed of 73.000 males and CS.J9 fomalcs.
5 Here U a. deficiency of 1W.00O. in "Victoria
bi . .. A hhh1iiu1 llllT In
sr y.?;1. f" l ,.z,nU.
uiuer colonies me mu""e ..A.-...W.. ,
fc Kieiy larger, in ftcw w""""! -" ..........,.,
' there Is an excesB of E0.0W males.
ft- It Is strango under the circumstances that
e some of the minion and more women of
?fthe United Kingdom who cannot find nus-
fc' It they realized how much they were needed
J there they would go In large bevies. It is
ifclTJ hniravw tlnnt thAr Cire tOO timid tO
iVventuro into strange lands, and are walt
ijitn'g for the colonists to come and take
rwiem. Stndents of conditions minx suiuc-
rtmng snould be done to equalize m bcs, ;
oth la tie coloalto and tns United Klnff- I
republic special
San Francisco, Oil.. Sept. S. For the rest
of his natural life all that Harry Vance,
traitor and late private of the Thirty-seventh
United States Infantr... will see of the
world will be through the bars of his coll
at Alcatraz. Despised and hatnd by his
fellow-prisoners, lie will not even have the
consolation of hearing a friendly voice,
Vance Is a Mexican by birth and had
fought with Spaniards in the Spanish-
Er-Privato narry Vance, condemned
American war. He hung around Manila and
when the Thirty-seventh Infantry was or
ganized enlisted. He became chief mu-
, 'iclan and iued every opportunity to inform
himself of the movements or our troops, it
was proven later that he had used the
knowledge for the benefit of the Filipinos.
The latter part of December of 1539 he die
appeared, and fbr five months nothing was
lieard of him by the miUtary authorities
beyond vague rumors that he was enjoying
the pay and emoluments of a Major in the
rillplno army.
In March of this year Vance was cap
tured In tho company of two Filipinos. He
tried to explain that he was a prisoner, but
the men with him Informed the Americans
that he was a Major In their army. The
traitor was wearing side arms at the time,
which gave the He to his etory of being a
He was tried by coort-martlal and en
ienced to be rhot. The findings of the court
were approved by President McKlnley with
the exception of the sentence, which was
commuted to confinement for ninety-nine
years. He was confined In the prison at
BUlbld untn the Thomas was ready to- sail,
when. In company with thirty-eight others,
he was confined aboard that vessel. The
other prisoners, some of whom havo long
terms to serve, treated Vance with the ut-
' most contempt, refusing even to talk with
' him. He went over the side of tho old
Thomas to the cell at Alcatrai. which he
will occudv for tho balance of his days.
and not a word of smpathy did he receive.
The Government, Like a Woman,
Changed Its Mind.
San Francisco. CaL, Sept; 8. It w -with
some surprise that Captain EL F. Wilcox of
the Bixth United Stales Cavalry learned by
a recent published telegraphic- dispatch from
IMS Angeles that the Government had begun
suit for the sum of IVO paid to him four
vears ago for the lose of his private cavalry
hcrse, which was killed In a Government
corral at Fort Lewis, Colo., thirteen years
ago. Captain Wilcox arrived In San Fran
r!co last week on a short leave from Wi
nona, near the Toaemlte Valley, were he Is
In command of the troops guarding the Gov
ernment parks, and he will depart to-day
for Ids post of duty.
The history of the case Is familiar to
many army officers, but the public might
gain the Impression from the published re
port that Deputy United States Marshal
Christian of toe Angeles wa hurrying to
AVawosa to arrest Captain Wilcox for some
crime. In 1S7 Captain Wilcox owned a fine
saddle animal, for which $1,000 was original
ly paid. Army officers are required to fur
nish their own mounts, but the horses are
cared for In the general corral provided for
the cavalry. Captain WIlcox"s horse, while
in the corral at the fort In Colorado, was
Klckud by a Government horse so severely
that Its lcff was broken aid It had to ba
fhot. The Captain, then a. Lieutenant, filed
a Claim against the Government for $200 for
the horse. After seven years tho Secretary
of War at Washington acted upon the
claim, then the Second Comptroller of tho
'reascry approved it, and tho claim was
It now appears that another Comptroller
of the Treasury has seen fit to change the
opinion of his predecessor and has begun a
cavil suit for the return of the $300, though
at no ttmo has Captain WUcox been re
quested to refund the money, but the pres
ent Comptroller has asked why he should
not do eo, as the former decision has been
The Josephine Loses an Officer Off
the Coast of Peru.
Victoria, British Columbia, Sept. 8. Jap
anese papers received by the Idzuml Maru
report that the American whaling bark Jo
sephine. Captain A. C Howard, arrived at
Hakodate, Japan, on August 6 and reported
the loss of ono of her boats on the voyage
by being struck by a sperm whole nnd the
loss of her fourth officer, J. B. Perry, in the
The Josephine sailed from New Bedford
in March. 1S9. and Captain Howard report
ed having 2.700 barrels of sperm whale oil on
his arrival In Japan.
The disaster to the boat occurred In March
of this year oft the coast of Peru, and no
having spoken any vessel in the meantime
had not before been reported. When the
Wit sm move In assistance was at once
sent from the bark, but Fourth Officer Per-,
ry went down Deiore n urnveu. xna uiners
managed to cling to the pieces of the boat
until rescued.
Thieves Turned on the Water and
Flooded House.
New York, Sept. S. Spltefulness as well)
as thievery, seems to have been the Inten
tion of the men who committed a recent
robbery In this city. Plumbers working on
tho roof of No. 10S West Fifty-eighth
street found the scuttle of the roof unfas
tened They informed the police. Investiga
tion showed that the house, which is the
home of Mrs. George H. Danforth. who is
-Dcndinjr the summer at Lake George, had
been plundered of pictures and other goods
wortlv about S15.000. The canvases had been
cut from the picture frames and carried
away Many large pieces of silverware wero
To?5 conten?tywlth their ' plunder, the
thieves had turned on tho water In the
top jloor, and the bouse was badly dam-
nnpUBLic special
San Francisco. Cal.. Sept. S. It recently
took the faney of a capricious young wom
nn of this city to have her picture taken
in a coffin.
MIs Leonard. In all the lively, larksomo
buoyancy of perfect heilth and gay spirits,
pOFed before the camt ra in grave clothes.
How it makes one Fhudder and shiver to
think of it!
Not so with Mis Leonard.
That remarkable young person wis as
much at easo during the counterfeiting of
a death sleep as other girls would be in a
hammock under a tree on a drowsy summer
Which shows conclusively that all people
are not alike and that what chills the mar
row In one person's bons may be merely
n trifling nmusement for another person's
peculiar point of view.
Miss Leonard regards this, her pet notion
about what constitutes a real photographic
novelty, as a Joke.
The serious sUe of the matter doesn't im
press her at all.
She laughs lightly when to'd that the act
was uncanny enough to shake the nerves of
a strong man and Insure Jilm a life-long
supply of horrid, terrifying, nightmarish
Of course, there have been other Instances
In the world in v. hlch living persons hob
nobbed with such grim, silent, appalllns
companions as caskets.
Miss Leonard's cheerful chummlncss with
a receptacle sacred to the dead rather than
the living is not without precedent; but to
be photographed In a coffin while alive is
something so forbldd.ng and repcllant that
tho camera's sen ices are not In demand for
lliat purpose, never havo been, and, unless
this world loses its equilibrium In its old
nee. never will be
Sarah Bernhardt, with a passion for do
ing freakish things that would advertise
her the world over as a genlm with star
tling eccentricities, had a pleasant little
propensity for lugging a coflln .iround tho
country with her on her dramatic tours.
Sarah Is not to sensational nowadays.
Charles V had a mania for sleeping In a
cotlin preparing himself In advance, a it
were, tor the habit that all human beings
mut acquire sooner or later, unless they are
cremated or buried at sea.
The royal Charles has been dust for many
and many a year.
It is said that Napoleon had a coffin in
readiness for his final resting place.
Napoleon was nothing If not eccentric
All these eminent personages, however.
k1 MffiKglSiL 1911
Miss Leonard ia a casket.
drew tho line at being pictured alive as
ready for the tomb.
Mlfcs Lonard has written on the back of
the portrait herewith reproduced this Jest
ing Inscription:
An old maid at rest."
That is part of the Joke according to
3It?s I.eonard's unusual idea of humor.
Miss Leonard Is not "an old maid. She
Is a youthful one. with an ardent interest
in amateur photography.
When sho asked the local photographers
to tr.ke her picture under the singular con
ditions proposed they all declined. They
were entirely unanimous In their opinion
that they did not care to cultivate that
particular branch of the photograph busi
ness. In vain Miss Leonard urged fcer un
precedented plea.
Then she went to an undertaking estab
lishment and amazed tho solemn gentleman
In charge by asking the following question:
"May I come hero and stand up in one of
your caskets and have myself photo
graphed?" After the undertaker had got his breath
and thought the matter over awhile ho
gave his consent.
Miss Leonard went away, returning pres
ently with a friend who was an expert
amateur photographer.
This friend obtained a likeness of MIs
Leonard in a casket, she having robed
herself in a shroud and settled Into tho
satin receptacle with undisturbed ease of
body and mind.
"I simply wanted to be original." says
Miss Leonard In Justification of her act.
"I couldn't rest until I had succeeded In
doing something unheard of before in San
Francisco. It wasn't done for the sake of
publicity. Nothing at that time was
further from my thoughts than publication
of the picture. I really don't see anything
gruesome about It. Kverybody has to die
some time, nnd I hnd what I consider a
perfectly natural curiosity to see myself as
others will see me when the time comes.
Is thero anything So surprising or horrify
ing about that?"
Girl Witnesses of the Riot Between
Chinamen and Japanese.
RnrunLic sfectal
San, Itafael. Spt. 8. The only witnesses
of the battle between the Japanese and Chi
nese laborers at Novate several days ago
are Mary Macebo and Gertrude Green, who
were In the packing-house of the Novato
Land Company when the row started. The
young women made their escape through a
gauntlet Of slashing knives and whizzing
hayhooks, and were the flm to bring as
sistance to the helpless Chinamen. They
saw Chung Fong go reeling to the floor,
with a. hayhook Imbedded In his skull, and
say that they can Identify his assailant.
They were brought here to point out the
assailants of the Chinaman, who is expect
ed to die. but were so unnerved as a re
sult of their experience that they refused
to see the Japanese prisoners. They are
both residents of Novato. and said that the
Japanese on the neighboring ranches would
murder them If they pointed out the guilty
ones. The trial of the sixteen Japs in Juil
here has been postponed unUl it is ascer
tained If Chung Fong will survive his I-.-Juries
In case he recovers the trial will
Mka plo In Novato, . .
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. S. The elegant
quiet uhldi surrounds the neighborhood of
Wayne Junction Station was broken yes
terday by an Incident which thrilled every
George Nicholas, a lineman. El years old.
had a marvelous escape from death. For
nearly ten minutes he laid In a maz3 of
wires, charged with electricity, fifty feet
above the street. He was rescur-d by
Charles Pennock and John Tharo, fellow
workmen. He w:is terribly burned. It was
1 7 "
Tie linns in n position to recriro the full
forci; of several strong currents.
said at the GeTmontown Hospital, where he
was taken, that he might recover.
The accident occurred on a telegraph polo
nt Wayne Junction Station. Nicholas was
sent up the pole to make fast a derrick guy
cable. While on the cross bars the cable
In his hands touched the Wayne street trol
ley wire. Nicholas uttered a yell, swayod
back and forth several times and then
dropped to a network of wires several feet
below. He hung In a position to receive
the full force of several strong currents.
Smoke curled from one of his bared arms,
and It seemed as If he would plunge to the
pavement below.
His fellow-workmen for a time were par
alyzed with fright. Some one finally ran to
a fire truckhouse nearby, and several fire
men responded, carrying a ladder. In tho
meanwhile PeDnock and Pharo regained
tbeir presence of mind, and. seizing a rope,
clambered up the pole. At the risk of their
lives they fastened the rope around Nicho
las's body and lowered him to the pave
ment. The crowd which had gathered
cheered. Nicholas was speedily conveyed to
the hospital, where the physicians found
that he had been terribly burned In several
places upon his body, rfeveral hours later
he recovered consciousness.
Uad to Pay Fines for Shooting
1 Quails Out of Season.
' Ios Angeles, Cal.. Sept. 8. Two wealthy
and prominent society ladles were ruthlessly
dragged before Justice Jenness of Santa
Monica by the strong arm of the law last
week and assessed $20 each for shooting
quails out of season.
The two ladles In the case were Miss
Kate Sadler and Miss Maud Gravely of
Toluca, who, according to report, have
many mannish proclivities In dress, speech
and manner.
They started out early In tho week for
Santa Monica canon with the avowed In
tention of going on a hunting trip. Just as
many of the sterner sex are wont to do,
but unfortunately failed to Inform tnem-relv-es
o the exact time when It Is lawful
to destroy certain game In this country.
Accompanying the lad!es on the Jaunt was
a man who acted as valet, cook and general
roustabout, but he, too, was either ignor
ant or willfully neglectful of the game laws.
Parties passing near the camp In the can
on noticed the mutilated carcass of a quail
which u.t? shot at too close range and
many feathers, which were unmistakably
the personal property of the luscious Uttle
game birds, but a few hours previously.
The matter was brought to the attention
of Constable H. I. Prltchard. of Santa
Monica, and he Immediately set out for the
canon in quest of the violators of the law.
He had no trouble In finding the location
of tho camp nor the evidence of alaught-
eretl quail, ana, no one being about the
place at the time, he gathered? up carcass
and feathers and sat down to await tbe
home-coming of tho malefactors.
His surprise may be Imagined when two
ladles In hunting costume came trudging
back to camp, with guns over shoulders
and well-filled game bags, but he had come
to make arrests, saw his duty and per
formed It.
The ladles expressed great Indignation at
the "outroge," as they put It, but the min
ion of tho law was obdurate, and they
accompanied him to the city Justice un
der protest.
The Court, In view of the unusual facts
nf the case, imposed only the minimum,
fine of $3). "when he could, if ho so willed,
have mulcted the ladies that amount for
each and every bird killed.
A Dollar More a Box This Tear
Than Last.
San Diego, Cal.. Sept. S. Good news comes
from tho lemon growers of San Diego Coun
ty. This season has been the best In the
history of the Industry In this State, and tho
same satisfactory condition still continues,
lemons are now bringing a dollar a box
more than they did at this time last year,
nnd all summer the price has been at the
top notch. For some reason or other for
eign importations have not been as heavy
as in previous years, and the California
fruit has been introduced In pMces where
it nevor reached before. One grower In this
county has already sold SSQ.OOu worth of
lemons this year. Although the old crop
Ij not yet all marketed the now crop is
beginning to appear on the market, giving
another illustration that lemon trees bear
the year round.
Husband Deserts Wife When He
Discovers She Had "Store Teeth,"
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. S. Andre Brentcr
of Gladwyn Judges a woman pretty much in
the same way that a man does a horse by
the teeth. And so It happens that the man
has deserted his present wife and two chil
dren and Is looking for a new partner.
Mrs. Brcnttr. It seems, wears false teeth,
of which she has two sets. Of course, she
only wears one at a time. These two fact
were unknown to her hu9band until the oth
er day. Then the surplus teeth were dis
covered in the bureau. Brenter was white
with rage. He demanded an explanation.
"Yes, they're mine," meekly said hi a wife.
"I only wear one set at a time."
"You have been false to me," Brenter con
tinued. "Know a woman by her teeth. The
woman who wears false ones is not true to
her hurband."
There was a rise In tempers at tills point
ELd the man and wife indulged In a little
family trouble. They were separated by
neighbors, and Brenter Immediately declared
hie intention of quitting his wife. He packed
a trunk and. carrying it on his shoulder, de
parted in search ot another woman with
sound molars.
The woman said she doesn't care If her
husband never comes back. She said she
can get along better without him than with
out lisr false teeth. .
New York. Spt. S. Palma Schroder's
transition from footllcht favorite to humble
vender of papers Is but one short chapter
In th great story of metropolitan life.
Once courted and feted, her face and fig
ure exploited by photographers and press
agents. Miss Schroder, still a young woman.
Is now a cripple, and stands In front of
thp Casino Theater with an armful of
evening papers, waiting patiently for the
pennies and nlckles that may come to her.
And the doctor gives no hope that she will
not always be a cripple.
"Ho only shakes his head when I ask
him." sobbed Miss Schroder yesterday.
Palma Schroder Is a Callfornian. At
11 sho rnn away from home to go on the
stage, nnd oddly enough the title of the
first play In which sho appeared was "The
Streets of New York." She advanced rapid
ly In her profession. She played the part of
tho Dauphin In "Louis XI," with Sheridan
and In "Hamlet" with Thomas Keene.
Ijter she was In one of Charley Hoyt's
companies, and. finally upon her marriage
to John Michael Von Stelnmetz. she con
cluded to give up the stage, but she did
not. She soon separated from Von Steln
metz and returned to the stage. Her last
engagement was with George Lederer at the
Casino. As soon s she had made a suc
cess of the stage she made herself known
again to her family, and upon the death of
her father, one of the oldest of minstrels,
she brought her mother to this city, and has
since supported her.
Mrp. Schroder has been an invalid for
years. On June 23 Miss Schroder mounted
her bicycle and sped across town toward
a drugstore for medicine for her mother.
At Twenty-eecond street and Sixth avenu
sho was knocked down by a car, dragged
for almost a block and picked up, a helpless
crlpplo. She refused to remain at the hos
pital, fearing that th surgeon would ampu
tate her broken leg. Her back was par
alyzed. She was removed to her home at
No. 2tl WeBt Twenty-second street, and
there Doctor Doble has since attended her.
"When I got home," said Mil's Schroder
yesterday, "the situation was a desperate
one. We were out of money. My mother
was an Invalid; I perhaps crippled for life.
My poor mother looked about the rooms
and said:
" 'Well, hereTs the flat we've rented, and
there's the gas. Better turn it on at once
and end It all.'
"I felt that that was the only solution.
"Oh, It was terriblen
and was about to conient, when It sudden
ly occurred to mo that only recently a
mother and dauehter. stranded In the city.
had supported themselves by selling paper'.
i conciuaea to iouow tneir example, ana
explained my plan to my mother. She
brightened up nt the prospect of life, and.
thank God, we aro still getting along. As
soon as I was strong enough I went out and
bought a number ot evening papers.
"I waited until night, and then, with an
armful of papers, went to the Casino.
"Oh, It was terrible! I Just stood there,
leaning on my crutches, and cried my heart
out. A man came along, bought an Lvenlng
Journal, and. with a word of pity, handed
me a dollar bill. Then he left, refusing
change. Another man came along, gave me
a nickel, waited for hln change, and left.
The nickel was plugged. Since then there
Is scarcely a night but what some well
dressed person passes a bad coin on roe.
"But. on the other hand, whenever George
Lederer, or Charles Gall, or Tony Pastor,
or Dan Daly passes me, there Is a quarter
or a half dollar for me for a paper. I have
seen more ot human nature since I became
a nowsglrl than I ever dreamed of on the
"I have managed to make a bare living
by my new occupation. Now, to make mat
ters worse, I am sick with tonsllltls, owing
to my staying out on the streets late at
night, and because I como home late the
landlord has Just served dispossess papers
on me. If I can only get well again and
return to the stage I will work, oh, so
America and Europe Contestants
for Scientific Honors.
Denver, Colo.. Sept. 8. Two continents
have entered Into a raco for the discovery of
pithecanthropus, which scientists have dis
covered In their research to be the missing
link between man and the lower animals,
and David J. Walters of New Haven. Conn.,
a student at -Yale, has volunteered to
maintain the American end of this race,
and he actually expects to win the laurels
from Professor Haeckcl of Jena Uni
versity, who Is about to start from that
country to find the missing link. Ho so
declared with great positlveness last even
ing at the St. James Hotel, where he reg
istered, en route for Java, where this
pithecanthropus Is believed to be.
Mr.- Walters started September 1 from
New Haven, and expects to reach Java
about tho middle of October. He will thus
be on the scene some time before his Ger
man rival arrives In that Dutch country,
he not being announced to start from Jena
before October L He does not know of
the American designs on this pre-empted
sphere of German Influence In science, and
will be surprised at the great steps and
rival will have made beforehand, also that
ho has unlimited means to discover the
object of his search, the wealth of the
Vanderbilt family itself. George Vander
bllt, the recluse student of the great plu
tocratic family, the owner of Blltmore, is
bls patron in this race of scientific rivals.
Much Surprised Pennsylvania!!
nud Close Call From Drowning.
Gloucester City. Pa., Sept. 8. Elmer Lee,
a young man from Britot. in making the
mistake of getting off the wrong side of a
car, found himself in deep water sure
enough and had a narrow escape from
death. Lee alighted from a car on the
Washington Park Pier, and Instead of step
ping on tho platform, as he Intended to, he
stepped overboard.
It was high tide and Lee soon found him
self giving out and cried for help. The
crew of the naphtha launch Ethel of Cam
den, who were lying near by, went to his
assistance and rescued him In an exhausted
condition. He was taken to a near-by house,
where stimulants were administered.
New York. Sept. S. To be rich and not be
able to gratify one's appetite st-ems to be an
Irony of fate which has Interested the whole
world. Of course. If Mr. Rockefeller were
to try all the remedies for Indigestion that a
sympathizing public would suggest it would
be worse than the dysrepsla. At any rate,
he need not starve on crackers and milk fur
Ik V u5 i
r f i
Mr. Rtarfcrn's dovlcp Is an ovcnliko IkhI.
the rest of his life. At least so says Charles
F. Starken, who nsjsprts that he can make
him able to eat qll kinds of luxurious prov
ender, from terrapin to doughnuts and
hard eider.
Mr. Starken's device an ovenlike bed,
with the clothes well tucked in. Arched
hoop-i hold them up, and steady and evenly
distributed streams of hot air can be forced
into the ovenlike space in which the pa
tient's body lies supported on cane-peatlng.
But this hot air Is medicated by pasilng
through a big box containing the strongest
possible solution of iron and certain herbs,
and this intensely hot vapor, the inventor
claims', is a powerful curative agent. Mas
sage treatment follow?.
Says the inventor: "I am anxious to cure
Mr. Itockefeller. because helping him would
bring me the opportunity to cure many oth
ers. I know Just as well as I know I'm
alive that I can cure his trouble and render
him able to eat and enjoy what be pleases.
I have cured many cafes as bad as his.""
Stormy Voyage of Schooner Alice
Bound for Cape Nome.
Tacoma. Wash., Sept. 8. News comes by
steamer Senator of the thrilling trip of the
two-masted schooner Alice, owned and
manned by Captain Walter S. Mllnor. which
sailed for Nome In June. She arrived at
the northern port after a voyage filled with
many narrow escapes.
After passing through Unlmak Pass and
within practically a lew days' sail of her
Journeys end. she encountered a storm so
tierce, according to the passengers, that pen
can hardly dlscrlbe It. Day after day tney
were swept onward, clear up past the St
Lawrenco Island, through Bearing Btralt
and up fully 100 miles north of Cape Lts
burn. During the frightful trip the little
schooner, with Its freight and passengers,
traversed a distance almost equal to the
long trip from this city to Unalaska.
That they were not wrecked Is a miracle;
they fully expected every moment to be
their last, and through all the terrible trip,
passengers say. Captain Mllnor acted the
part of a hero. Tied to tho stanchion which
support the wheel ropes, he held the wheel
and skillfully manipulated the little vessel.
For twenty hours at a stretch, during the
worst of the gale, he remained at his post,
drenched and nearly frozen by the wash of
waters which covered the boat. The wind
cut the flesh like a knife, but never once
did either the brave captain or men falter.
The only four men aboard the schooner
who were capable of taking the wheel dur
ing that distressing time were exhausted
until they almost dropped on the decks
when the storm at last abated.
The schooner reached Nome August IS.
and before the passengers or crew landed
a thanksgiving service was held In the
cabin In which everybody Joined with a full
heart. .
Couple Divorced for One Week and
Then Decree Annulled.
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 8. For one week
Mrs. Hansen of this city has been congrat
ulating herself on having secured a divorce
from her husband. A decree, granting her
a legal separation, was regularly signed and
handed down by Judge Fitzgerald on Au
gust 22.
Yesterday, however, the decree was set
aside by the court, owing to a legal tech
nicality. It appeared that Mrs. Hansen's
attorney had failed to make proper service
of the amended complaint upon the hus
band. The latter appeared in court yes
terday and asked to have the decree et
aside on that ground.
Judge Fitzgerald asked Hansen If he In
tended to fight the case, should the decree
be set aside. Hansen replied that that was
his Intention. The order setting aside the
decree was accordingly made.
The setting aside of the decree will neces
sitate the trying of the caee In court again.
Founder of Christian Science En
tertains Believers in Her Cult.
Concord, N. H., Sept. 8. Followers of
Christian Science had a most unusual privi
lege shown them here yesterday. In re
sponse to a special Invitation extended by
Mrs. Mary Baker C. Eddy, founder of the
Christian Science movement, about forty
leadlng members of the faith gathered at
the Christian Science hall. Mrs. Eddy oc
cupied a position on the rostrum, nnd In
opening her remark", said: "I have Invited
you here for no special purpose, except that
I desire to see you."
Then she stood while she talked for forty
minutes on topics of interest to her hearers,
and largely on exposition of biblical points.
At the close of her address she Invited all
those present to remain until to-morrow
und enjoy the ho"pltallty of the city.
Mrs. Eody was In good voice, her skin was
clear and her eye bright. She stood for
forty minutes and did not seem to be at all
fatigued, an Indication that she Is a re
markably well-preserved woman for hrr
Novel Aerial Craft Consists of a
Buoy and Tliree Kites.
Asbury Park. N. J.. Sept. S. Klte-flylng
on an "unprecedented scale was attempted
to-day, when W. A. Eddy, the kite ex
pert, launched his so-called "kite-buoy" on
Its voyage across the broad Atlantic to
Eddy has for some time maintained that
it is possible to fly a kite from this con
tinent to Europe, and with this object in
view constructed the novel aerial craft
which he launched to-day. It consists of a
buoy shaped like an ocean liner and sup
ported by three kites, each five feet in
diameter. The buoy is four feet long and
thirty inches deep. One thousand feet of
steel wire connect It with the kites. On the
sides of the buoy are the words "Asbury
Park " and fastened to It Is "a bottle. In
which is a letter requesting the finder of
the buoy to communicate with Founder
Bradley, stating wnere- tbe buov was found
and in what condition.
Philadelphia. Pa.. Spt. S. Having met
with an accident that would have incapac
itated most men from leading an active
life, Charles C. Dalrymple of thU city choso
a career which demanded untiring effort.
He it a fine evample of what a man can
lo when po"esMng Indomitable energy and
Bereft of his feet. Mr. Dalrymple has for
sixteen years past acted as an officer of th
law In New York State and Pennsylvania,
During this time he has made a remarkablo
record that many more fortunate officers)
would be proud to possess.
He has arrested the boldest kind of crim
inals and ha never allowed one to escape
the penalty of the law by gaining their free
dom. Bert Hare, a Pennsylvania hotel man,
arrested on the charge of yelling Intoxicat
ing drinks to minors, was the only man
v. ho ever got away from the footless officer
for any length of time. Hare was given an
opportunity to secure bondsmen, and ran
away. For three weeks Officer Dalrymplo
searched for the missing hotel man. finally
re-irre-fting him.
As yet the plucky officer has never con
fronted a mjn too strong or quick to pre
vent hl.s handcuffing him. Mr. Dalrympla
pos'es'-es extraordinary strength. and
might justly be called a socond Bandow.
He Is a good fighter, a trained wrestler, and
lias never met defeat In a catch-as-catch-cau
Uurlng his sixteen years of service, Mr.
Dalrymple acted as Constanta of Frews
burg, a large town near Jameftown, N. X.
About six years ago he left there and went
to Ktnzua. a smnll town in Warren County.
Pennsylvania. He was eled Constable of
the town durln the fir-t ir of hist resi
dence, and still holds the office.
Mr. Dalrymple ltst hU feet November 17.
1SC3, while trying to dismount from a rapid
ly moving train at Franklin, la. One limb
was amputated fourteen Inches below tho
knee, the other seven Inches. Since then
he has moved alwut on his kneesi with an
ease and rapidity that is no les.- than re
markable. Mr. Dalrymple Is a good horse
man, and spend.- mme of his time In agri
cultural pursuits. He ca.i dismount from a
carriage or a wagon with an much ease ap
parently as an ordinary person.
lrevlous to the unfortunate accident at
Frpnklln. Mr. Dalrymple was a soldier.
From ISSt to 1S5 he drove a team for th
1'nlted States Governmnt. He enlisted In
tbe First Volunteer Infantry In 1S63; and,
was honorably discharged at Nashville.
He Is a good fighter, a trained tvrestlea
Tenn., July 6. 1SS5. He draws a pmall pen
sion. As a citizen Mr. Dalrymple Is also a
great credit to any town. He is honest and.
upright, and owns considerable real estate,
lie has a wife and two children, a son, j
Smith, and a daughter. LIszle, and has also I
cared for two adopted children, George
Mack and Ina DMrympIe.
Shows Extraordinary Nerve in
Stopping a Runaway.
New York, Sept. S. A coach load of gaj; ,
summer resort people suddenly found them- .
selves the other day In the very direful
predicament of bowling along at break-,
neck speed without a driver, and but for
the coolness and bravery of an up-to-dat
young woman, no one knows what tho out
come would have been.
Miss Ada Mayo Roller, daughter ot
Colonel Charles I- Ralley, a well-knowA
hor.eman of Islington, Ky., Is the heroins y
of this most sensational rescue, and Is be-
ing nuly congratulated by the residents and
visitors at Seabright.
A. II. Calef of New York, secretary and; (
treasurer of the Missouri Pacific Railroad
Company, w 1th Mrs. Calef and their guests; "
MLss Alice Neale and Mm. Winston Barret,
of Chicago, and Miss Bailey, had driven In
an open omnibus from Mr. Calefs Cottage
nt Sabricht to Pleasure Bay, and were
rrturnlng. when they discovered that the
coachman was not on the box and that th
horses, a pair of powerful animah wer
running away.
Mr. Calef. in nn effort to gain the horsesf
heads, was thrown to the ground, and the
team dashed on. every second gaining speed.
Ml3 Itnlley, who U a horsewoman of re
markable skill, climbed through a window
scarcely large enough to admit her slender
body sldewlse to the box. and. gaining a
footing en the whlffletrees. seized one Tine ,
and threw one of the horses, bringing the
vehicle to a sudden stop on the edge ot a
ditch near tho bridge across the bay.
With the assistance of pasjsersby, the oc
cupants untangled the animals from tha
broken harness. No one was Injured, ex- -rept
Mr. Calef, who was severely bruised
by his fall.
Girl's Jaw Locked Eight Times
Within a Year.
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 8 Lockjaw,
usually considered a dangerous malady, has
no terrors for Hat tie Garrison, a 19-year-old
colored girl, who lives at No. 2K South
Darlcn street. For the eighth time within,
a year she was attacked with It last night,
and the doctors at the Pennsylvania Hos
pital say she will recover.
Chronic lockjaw Is the term applied to
Huttle's peculiar case, and It is considered,
a novel ailment. Although her teeth are
locked tightly and she suffers dreadful
agony, no fear of her death Is held, be
cause she has been In the throes so oftea
Relatives of the girl say she cut her
foot on a rusted nail less than a year ago.
and shortly thereafter had her first attack;
of lockjaw. There was apparently no hope,
for her recovery for a time, and Hattle sur
prised her medical attendants when her
teeth unlocked.
During her subsequent attacks, Hattle
was In a critical state, but her attacks be
came so common that her recovery was
never In doubt. It is said that the girl Is
attacked by the lockjaw without the slight
est warning. Last tilght she was talking
with a friend, when her mouth closed Ilk
a vls and she was unable to utter a worw

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