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The Kaiser as 1 Knew Him
For Fourteen Years
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By ARTHUR N. DAVIS, D.-D. S.—American Dentist to the Kaiser from 1904 to 1918
Urn
(Copyright, ms, by tha McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
What a dreadful thing for
What a foolish thing for allied air
planes to do—to spend a whole morn
Ing studying the layout of the town
and then to drop those deadly bombs
on a clump of wood* where they could
not posathly hurt anyone, and how
careless of the Hermans not to molest
them while they were engaged In their
devilish work !
Hut the point I wonted to bring out
was this there ga* bombs were never
u— d oti London!
"Just as everything was In readiness
for the raid." the officer told me re
fretfully, "we received orders direct j
from the ksim-r to hold off I saw hls !
M„-nature to the order. Uf course,
th-re «ni nothing for o* to do but
comply, but If we had had the kaiser
th*-i1 believe we would have strung
him nj. by the neck ! We still have
lb"'"' bomba, however, and you mny
be -are they will yet be used I"
For some unknown reuron the kaiser
CHAPTER lll~Contlnu*d.
The purpose of this announcement,
of course, waa to forestall the storm of
condi-miiatlon
hlch the Geraut ns
knew would fallow their use of the
bombs on London—n ruse which they
had Invariably employed whenever
they contemplated some fresh violation
of the rule* of International law and
the dictates of humanity.
It happeuod that one of my patients
who resided In Itaden-Buden called to
see me the day after the bombs had
lieen dropped on her town, and sin
told me all about it.
'"nie airplanes which dropped the
bombs had been flying over the city all
she declared,
thought they were our own machines
out for practice and paid no particular
attention to them. Then they dropped
the bombs mid they landed In the
Is. and we knew we had heel) at
"VVo
tlie morning,'
tarked.
them to do I"
atopiwd the use of those lethal gas
bombs for the lime being. Why didn't
he move to »ave the women and chil
dren on the Lualtanld?
When I went back ti
Berlin in the
fall of Wifi, after a visit to the United
Ktnlcs. the kaiser was very anxious to
axcertain from me Juat how America
felt towards the war.
1 fold him that before flic sinking of
the Lusitania American opinion hnd |
be* o divided. There hail been many j
who were atrongly pro ally, there hud
been other» who were openly pro- j
German and there hnd been still oth- j
er« who maintained an absolutely neu
tral attitude.
Irngedy. however, there hail been
distinct change In public feeling, I told
him, practically the whole country
having become decidedly anti-German.
"Berhaps If the U-bout /ommnadsr
had known so many women and chil
dren were on board," was the kaiser's
only comment, "be might not have sent
fArth the torpedo which sent the vessel
to the bottom, but what he wus think
ing of moat, of course, was the S.000
ti» s of ammunition on board which
After the Lusltaulu
were destined to slaughter tuy peo
ple t"
Of course the kaiser knew that If
the U-huat commander's order* were
to sink the Lusitania, disobedience
upon his part would buve left but one
course open for him : suicide. If, ou
the other hand, the kaiser meant to
intimste that the U-boat commander
sank the Lusitania on his own Initia
tive or without apeclal instructions
from his »upeflor*. the fact still re
that the kaiser could undoubt
have prevented the tragedy and
eO
I it If there can b» any doubt a* to
tfc- kaiser's direct responsibility for
the -Inking of the Lusitania, certain U
I« that he fully approved, openly de
G lided and even exulted In the murder
of n.ineo and children by Zeppelin
•«ids oa London, Manchester, Liver -1
pool sad other non military cities and
towns.
"England expects to starve my
women and children to death," he de
dared tt> me early In the war—long
before we In Germany had begun to
fed the sllghieet effect of the dimin
Istung food supply, "but our Zeppelins
will give their women and children a
taste of war, too. Confound them !
They sit on their island and try to
starve u* . we will give thru) a taste of
what war Is t"
This was the man whose various
acts of consideration towards me,
w h< «te talents aud personal charms.
had made such a favorable impression
iime ! How trivial and inconse
quentlal they all seemed nowl Clear
Ijr, they were all a part of the role he
had been piayiug for years. While he
was outwardly displaying all the ear
marks of a gentle character, he was
Inwardly plotting to dominate the
world. For twenty-five years he main
tained the peace of Europe, he fro
quently boasted. He maintained pence
Just long enough to complete his fluid
preparations for the wickedest wur
And yet strangely enough, even after
the war had revealed the kul» r to me
In hla true colors and had shown him
to be capable of deeds which I should
hnve thought
ture, his pres; 'ice always had u moot
that was ever waged I
•re foreign to his na
.' ct upon me.
I«* •
I have a vivid mental Impression of
hlrn now as I write, lie is standing In
the center of my room, drawn up to his
full height, his shoulders thrown back,
his left band upon the hilt of his
sword and his right emphasizing his
-remark», protesting In the most earn
est manner that It was not he who was
responsible for the war and all Its
horrors, but that It had come upon
the world despite all ho hud done to
prevent It. Ills ready, well-chosen
words entrance me, 1 feel that this
man roust be telling me the truth and
I am ready to believe that before me
stands the moat unjustly Judged man
In the world.
And then he shakes my hand In fare
well and Is driven away, and us I gaze
at the spot where he stood, there comes
before my eyes the desolation of Bel
gium, the tragedy of the Lusltaulu, the
d''S[Millatlon of France and Poland, the
destruction of women and children In
London and Paris and a thousand and
one other ulrodous deeds which belle
the kaiser's fair words, and I realize
timt I have been talking to the world's
most finished aetor and have sltnply
been bewitched by the power of his
pcrsounl magnetism,
1833. Fur twenty-six yeurs bis reign I
wus unnmrred by a single wur, al- 1
though twice during that period, once
In UK là and again In lull, he nearly j
succeeded In precipitating a conflict,
Subsequent developments have
brought out clearly enough that during
nil these years of peace, the kaiser
was only awultiug the opportune tuo
ment to bring on wur.
Uertnany's preparation consisted not
merely In building up her army and
navy and developing a military spirit
lu her people, hut In trying to estnb
list» friendships abroad where they
woutd do tho most good lu the event
of a world wur.
CHAPTER IV.
America Disappointa Kaiser.
The kulser ascended tho throne la
The Gennun military preparation
was more or lean obvious. Tho kulser
was alwaya Ita warmest advocate and
frankly admitted that It was his lnteu
tlon to romalu armed to the teeth, ul
though he protested to tue many times
that his sole object was to maintain
the peace of the world,
In 11113, for Instance, I wus In The
Hague when Carnegie delivered a
speech at tho opening of the Bence
palace. In tho course uf which he do
cl*r»d that the kaiser was a mum
bling-block In the wuy of world peace.
When I got buck to Berlin I mention
ed the fact to the kaiser, hoping to
draw him nut.
"Yes, I know exactly what Carnegie
»aid at The Hague," he replied rather
tcktily, "und I don't Uku the way ho
»poke at all. Ho referred to me as tho
'wur lord' and said I waa standing In
the way of world peace. Lot him look
at uiy record of twenty-five peaceful
years on the throne I Nc, the surest
lacuna to maintain the peace of the
world Is my big army und navy ! Other
nations will think twice before going
to wur with us I" The fact that he hud
previously accepted 5,000,000 marks
from Carnegie for the furtherance of
universal peu ce dtdu't seem to occur
to tdui.
And the world at large leurned more
or less of German Intrigue and propa
j «timlu since the war, but it Is uot gen
erally known that the same sort o'
j thing was going on even more actively
Gouutleas measures,
r
j In Unie of peace,
of the moat subtle mid Insidious char
acter, were taken to lull Into a seuseof
false security the nations she Intended
eventually to attack and to Inspire fear
lu or command the respect of nations
which she hoped would remain neutrnl
or might even be luduced to throw In
their lot with hers In the event of
war.
In this phase of Germany « prépara
tlon for war, the kaiser took a loading
part,
It t* a fact, for Instance, that prac
Really every officer In the Chilean
army is a German, and the kaiser has
spared no pains to foster the frieud
ship of the South American republics,
commercially and diplomatically,
One of the South American minls
(era told me of an ex-president of
Peru
don nud Purls and had received little
or no official attention In cither of
reasons best
Thu
bo had visited Berlin.
Peruvian had previously visited Lou
those capitals,
known to himself, the kaiser decided
to cater to this gentleman, and uccord
lngly arranged an audience.
when they met, the kulser displayed
such a remarkable acquaintance with
Peruvian affairs and the family hls
tory and political career of hia visitor
that the South American was stunned,
When he returned home he carried
with 1dm a most exalted Idea of the
all-pervading wisdom of the German
emperor. To what extent the kaiser
had spent the midnight oil preparing
for this Interview 1 have uo knowledge,
but knowing the Importance he placed
upon making a favorable Impression
at all times I have a mental picture of
For
In the discussion which took place
his delving deeply Into South Ameri
can lore In preparation for his guest.
There is nothing dearer to the kaiser
tha project was to foster good-will be
tween the two nations. Aetuully, It
wus Intended to Germanize Americans
to such an extent that their co-opera
tlon might he relied upon In the event
of wur for which Germuny wus sed
ulously preparing,
R was bellbved that the exchange of
professors would accomplish the Ger
mau purpose In two ways: not only
could the professors the kaiser sent to
Amaricu be depeuded upon to sow Ger
man seed In American soil, but the
American professors who were seut to
Berlin, It was hoped, could be so ln
oculnted with the German viewpoint
that when they returned to their na
tive land they would disseminate it
among their associates and students.
Some time before the kaiser con
ceived the scheme of the Exchange
Professors, he sent his brother. Prince
Ileury, to this couutry to draw the
two nations closer together and to in
still in the heart of every child horn
America of German purent» an
abiding love for the fatherland.
Just before the wur broke out, he
was planning to send one of hla sons
here with the «aine object
thun caste and social distinction. Mor
gunntic marriages were naturally
horrent to him. Nevertheless, before
Archduke Frsuz Ferdinand, the
cessor to the Austrian throne,
murdered, the kaiser not only recog
nized his morganatic wife, who was
only a countess, but went out of
way to show her deference. He placed
her at Ida right at all state functions
which she attended. To bring Austria
und Germany closer together, ho wus
willing to waive one of his deep-rooted
prejudices.
The significance of the kaiser's
many visits to Italy, his presentation
of a statue to Stockholm, his yachting
excursions In Scandinavian waters,
his flirtations with Turkey from his
castle op the Islund of Corfu, and sim
ilar acts of lugratlullon, becomes quite
apparent lu Uie face of more recent
developments, but his efforts to curry
favor with America during all the
years of peace which preceded the war
were so much more elaborate that they
deserve more than passing mention.
No more subtle piece of propaganda
was ever conceived thun the kaiser's
plan of exchanging professors between
the United States and Germany
through the establishment of the
Boosevelt und Ilurvurd chairs at the
University of Berlin and corresponding
hairs at Harvard and other American
unlvenotlcs. Ostensibly the purpose of
He told me of his project and asked
me to which part of the United States
I thought he ought to send the prince,
"That depends, your majesty," I re
plied, "upon the object of the visit.
If tho purpose Is to meet American
society. I would reeommeud such
places as Newport In summer and
Palin Bench In winter. To come
contact with our statesmen and diplo
mats, Washington would naturally be
the most likely place to visit."
The kaiser thanked me for the In
formation but (lid not enter Into fur
ther details as to the object he hud
In inlnd or which son he had planned
to send across.
It was to curry favor with America
thut the kaiser had his yacht Meteor
built In our shipyards, nud It Is u fact
that more American women were pre
sented at the German court than those
of any other nation.
When he presented a statue of
Frederick the Great to this country,
In McKinley's administration. It cre
ated a groat stir in congress,
could be less appropriate. It was ar
gued, thau the statue of a monarch In
the capital of a republic? The statue
was not set up in McKinley's adminis
tration. but Boosevelt accepted it In
the Interest of diplomacy and hnd It
erected In front of the Army building.
Seeing thut bis gift had hnd just the
opposite effect to that Intended, the
kaiser reprimanded his ambassador
for not having Interpreted American
sentiment more accurately.
A few duys after the death of King
Edward, Boosevelt arrived tn Berlin.
Despite the fact that ail Europe was
In mourning, the kulser arranged the
most elaborate military dress review
over given tn honor of a private citizen
to celebrate Roosevelt's visit. The re
view was held 4n the large military
reservation near Berlin. More than
HX),000 soldiers passed in review be
fore the kulser and his staff and their
honored guest.
Ilow far the kaiser would have gone
In his attentions to Boosevelt had he
not been in mourning it Is Impossible
to say, but I don't believe he would
have left anything undone to show his
admiration for tho American ex-pres
ident and to curry favor with this
couutry.
But Roosevelt was not the only
Americnu to whom the kaiser made
overtures. He was constantly inviting
American millionaires to pay him
yachting visits at Kiel or wherever
else he happened to be.
He sat for a portrait by an Ameri
can painter, which was exhibited with
a large collection of other American
works under the kaiser's auspices.
There wus nothing that the kulser
did not do in Lia efforts to ingratiate
What
himself with this country in the hope
that he would reap his reward when
the great war he was anticipating
eventually broke out.
Taken individually, these various
cidents seem trivial enough, but
have every reason to know that the
kaiser attached considerable impor
tance to them. I know that there was
a good deal of chagrin in the tirades
he delivered to me against America for
her part in supplying munitions to the
allies—chagrin at the thought that the
seed he had sown in America had
failed to brlDg forth better fruit.
When we finally entered the war and
he realized that all his carefully nur
tured plans of years had availed him
naught, he could not restrain his bit
terness nor conceal his disappoint
ment.
"All my efforts to show my friend
ship for America—exchanging profes
sors with your colleges, sending my
brother in your country, all—all for
nothing!" he exclaimed, disgustedly,
after we had entered the war.
On another occasion he showed even
more clearly how fur America had fal
len short of his expectations:
"What has become of those rich
Americans who used to visit me with
their yachts at Kiel and come to my
entertainments in Berlin?" he asked,
sarcastically. "Now that we have
England Involved, why aren't they
utilizing the opportunity to serve and
to make their own country great? Do
they think I put myself out to enter
tain them because I loved them? I
am disgusted with the whole Anglo
Saxon race !"
The kaiser couldn't understand why
the United States did not seize both
Canada and Mexico. Apparently, from
the way he talked from time to time,
If he had been sitting in the White
House he would have grabbed the en
tire Western Hemisphere.
That the kaiser followed American
politics very closely, especially after
he war broke out, was very natural.
The fact that there was a great Ger
man-American vote in this country
was not overlooked in Potsdam, and I
haven't the slightest doubt the kaiser
Imagined that he could exert consider
able Influence in our elections through
his emissaries in this country.
I returned to Berlin late in October
of that year. Within a day or two
after my arrival I received a telephone
message from the Keichsknnzler von
Bethmann-IIollweg to the effect that
the kaiser had sent him word of my
return and that he would like me to
call at his palace either that noon or
at four p. m.
I was ushered into a very large room
In the corner of which was a business
like looking flat-topped desk, but which
was otherwise elaborately furnished.
The relchskanzler, a tall, broad-shoul
dered, handsome specimen of a man,
came over to me and, putting his arm
In mine, walked me to a seat beside
the desk. He asked me what I would
smoke, and upon my taking a cigar
ette, he did likewise.
"The kaiser's been telling me, doc
tor," he said, "of your recent visit to
America, and I would like to ask you

a questions."
I said that I was always glad to talk
of America. Indeed, I was particular
ly glad of the opportunity to speak
with the prime minister of Germany at
that time.
Then followed a bewildering succes
sion of questions, the purpose of
which was not at all clear to me. We
had a peculiar conversation—half In
German, half in English. The reichs
kauzler did not speak English partic
ularly well.
"How are things In America?" he
asked. "Did you have any opportu
nity to gauge the political situation?
Who do you think will be the next
president? Do you think that Ameri
cans are opposed to peace because
that would end their chance to make
money out of the war? Are your
people so mercenary that they would
like to see the war prolonged for the
sake of the money they can make out
of it?"
"No, your excellency," I replied,
"you are quite wrong If you imagine
that my countrymen would like to pro
long the war for the sake of war
profits. That is very far from being
the case. On the contrary, the coun
try at large Is anxious for peace."
"Don't forget your people are mak
ing a lot of money out of this war,"
the relchskanzler persisted. "They
are becomlug very rich. They will
soon have all the gold In the world.
Putting an end to the war would to a
great extent end American opportuni
ties for making money on this enor
mous scale."
"That may be all true," I replied,
"but fortunately my couutryinen think
more of the blessings of peace and
liberty than they do of war and profits,
and the sooner peace can be brought
about on a basis which will have
some assurance of permaneucy the bet
ter we will like it."
"Wilson has the greatest opportu
nity ever presented to a man to make
his name immortal—by bringing about
peace In the world," he went on. "We
feel now that he is not our friend, but
friendly to the ullies. but nevertheless
he may be able to see that If this war
is prolonged indefinitely It will mean
the destruction of all the nations In
volved in It. Do you think there Is
any possibility of America entering
the war?"
"That, of course, will depend, your
excellency," I answered, "upon devel
opments. I don't- believe my country
Is anxious to fight, but I'm quite sure
that nothing in the world will keep us
out of It If our rights as a neutral
nation are not respected."
"We certainly don't like the way
Hughes has been talking on .he
stump," declared the rnichskanzler.
I
"Did you hear any of his speeches
any of Wilson's?"
I said I had had no opportunity
hear any of the campaign speeches,
but that I had followed them in the
newspapers.
"Well, did you gather from what
you read that the American people
want to see peace In Europe or do
they want the war to go on so they
can continue to make fortunes out
of it?"
Again I replied that I was certain
our country would never be Influenced
by such sordid considerations as were
Implied in the reichskanzler's question,
but that if the right kind of peace
could be brought about the whole
country would eagerly embrace it.
The subject of the U-boat campaign
was never mentioned and it was not
until several months later when the
submarine warfare was started again
on a greater Beale than ever that I
realized that the whole purpose of
this interview was to ascertain if they
could, without telling me their inten
tions, who was the candidate, Hughes
or Wilson, who would be least dan
gerous to them if more American ves
sels were sunk in the ruthless sub
marine campaign they were then con
templating.
The election was drawing close; it
was necessary to notify Von Berns
torff of Potsdam's preference; the kai
ser believed that perhaps he held the
deciding ballot in his hand In the
shape of the German-American vote
and he didn't know how to cast it.
Hence the eagerness with which they
Interrogated me upon my return from
the "front"
The interview with the relchskanzler
and the fact that It was instigated by
the kaiser indicated to me that Amer
ica occupied a most important place
in the kaiser's plans. When, a few
months later, we declared war against
Germany, however, all the kaiser's
planning and plotting of years col
lapsed. The edifice he had been so
confidently erecting came crashing to
the ground because it was built upon
a false foundation. How elementary
was his expectation that his efforts to
win the friendship of the United
States In time of peace could avail
him anything In the face of his bar
baric methods of making war!
"International law!
-no such thing as international
law any morel'
answer of the kaiser to the sug
gestion that U-boats were bound
by international law to stop and
search vessels at sea to deter
mine their status before send
ing them to the bottom of the
ocean.
next installment of his story,
tells how the kaiser defended
the inhuman methods employed
by tho German soldiers.
There is
That was tho
Doctor Davis, in the
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
HEINZ'S GREAT COLLECTION
house Inmates,
Ivory Carvings Owned by Pittsburgher
Are Declared to Be Almost
Priceless.
During many years IT. J. Heinz of
Pittsburgh has gathered together one
of the finest collections of Ivory carv
ings In America. There are probably
a dozen notable collections of this
sort In the country, and among them
the Heinz group of 1,300 pieces holds
distinguished rank, 6ays a writer la
Scribner's.
As a rich and fascinating field for a
discriminating collector, ivory carv
lugs are perhaps without a peer. Exe
cuted In a material that has always
been costly, too rare, as a rule, to be
subjected to poor or mediocre work
manship, they may well be considered
as typical of the artistic development
of the time In which they were pro
duced. They represent the art, more
over, not of one people, of one period,
but, It Is scarcely an exaggeration to
say, of all peoples and all periods.
From prehistoric ages down through
the civilizations of Egypt and Assyria
and of classic Greece and Rome have
come priceless examples of sculptured
Ivories. The dark ages of Europe, so
meager In artistic treasures, have be
queathed us an unbroken chain of
Ivory carving*. Much of the most In
terestlng of such work roust be accred
ited to the centuries of the Gothic re
rival, the thirteenth, fourteenth and
fifteenth. The Renaissance and the
centuries succeeding have yielded a
wealth of enrved Ivories of great rich
ness and beauty. From India, China j
and Japan come Ivories of deep his- j
toric Interest and especially in tho I
work of Japan, of genuine artistic j
achievement.
Periods of exceptional turbulence, j
such as the fall of Constantinople, the 1
reformation In England and the French I
revolution, hnve caused the destruction
of Incomparable treasures. That so
much has survived seems cause 1'or j
wonder. The explanation lies In the :
very nature of the carvings.
|
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Drop in Irish Birthrate. j
The Irish registrar general's return
for the first quarter of this year shows |
a drop in the Irish birth rate of 3.6 be- J
low the average for the previous ten j
years. The marriage rate is practical
ly stationary. The death rate is 3.3
!
below the average.
The general prosperity of Ireland Is
reflected by the fact that the returns
on Irish pauperism show a decrease of
3,122 In the average number of work
!
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The cardinal method with faults ts
to over grow them und choke them out
with virtues-—Jsffm Buscoas.
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Only a little larger is the meeting
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with ivy and surrounded by a well
cared-for burial ground. Inside may
be seen half a dozen oak benches that
could. If necessary, accommodate 60
persons. The attendance is rarely more
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Somewhat smaller than this chapel
Is one that has been called the shrine
of Quakerism. It is in the hamlet of
Jordans, in Buckinghamshire. Thither
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CHURCHES NOT HARD TO FILL
Religious Edifices In England Wher*
tha Congregations Are of Neces
sity Rather Small.
There are many churches that at
tract attention by their size and grand
eur. There are a few that are remark
able by reason of their smallness and
simplicity. One of these Is at Lulling,
ton, Sussex England. _
It is a primitive and quaint stone
building with a roof of red tiles and a
tiny weatherboarded turret at Its west
end. This miniature church Is only 16
feet square.
Its pulpit Is a pew with paneled
sides and door and the furniture Is of
the plainest. Five narrow, dlamond
EVIDENCE OF LITTLE WORTH
Illegibility of 8hakeapeare'e Signature
Does Not Prove He Did Not
Write the Immortal Plays.
Some years ago, when the Shakes
peare controversy wus at Its height,
one of the contentions of the party
who declared that the bard not only
had not written the immortal plays
but could not even write his own'
name, gave as evidence the existing
signatures that are of undoubted au
thentlctty.
On the same grounds It might be
argued that Klchard III was unable
to write. If one decided the matter
from the signature to a treaty of
peace with. Francis, Duke of Brittany,
which Is reproduced In a London deal
er's catalogue Just received.
It Is a mystery how the cataloguer
managed to make "Richard Bex" out
of the shaky scribble which Is there
reproduced. It would be quite as like
ly to stand for Will Shakespeare, were
it not that the smaller word stands
second and the longer one first.
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0,1 0 ®Y r,n 8« ,n Crime.
'' II Ghaillon, who invented the hy»
P®dermlc syringe, seems to hnve been
® sort of Fngln. He established in
* ar * s R school of crime from which
® nc h youngsters as "Charley Bates"
nn< * *be "Artful Dodger" graduated,
Stimulated by aa Injection of -jor
Phlne or some other drug, they went
ou * do great deeds In the criminal
^ ne - TV lion the "school" was raided
*he Principal escaped, but evidence
daring crimes,
to cr ' ln inal bureau saw the great
Advantage of the hypodermic syringe,
,ln< * 11 has ever since been
tdzed agency In medical practice,
was found to show his p?rt in some
Physicians attached
a recog
Quit Your Spattering,
To prevent an automobile spatter*
Ing mud upon pedestrians there has
been invented a flexible metal ring to
be attached close to a tire,
A curious mode of catching turtle Is
practiced in the West Indies,
Catching Turtle.
It eon
fists In nttuchlng a ring and a line to
tho tail of a species of suckerfish
The live fish Is
known us the remora,
then thrown overboard, and immedl
ately makes for the first turtle it con
l'>'' to which It attaches itself very
firmly by means of a sucking nppnra
tus arranged on the top of the head.
Once atta"hed to the turtle, so firm Is
Its grip that the fishermen on drawing
the line brings horns bosh turtle and
the sucker.

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