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Tlien Killed a Fon The Snake Es
capes l'rom the Box in Which It
Was Shipped nnd Creates
Hnv oc for a Time.
The Thiladelnhia Inquirer says: Samuel
Mosher ha's bad an experience the terrors
of which he will never forget, and that he
lb living to-day Is only creditable to the
fact that another life proved more tempt
ing. To be -wrapped In the death dealing
embrace of a huge serpent, and have one's
life slowly crushed out is a story tit for
the fairies or a romance of the jungle, but
to ha-.e It realized In the heart of a crowd
ed city seems too incredible for belief.
But the facts are convincing, and while
the dead body of a beautiful educated pony
lies on the floor in the curio hall of tho
IClnth and Arch street museum with his
ribs crushed in as If they had been frail
Ftraws. and his face depicting the fea
tures of agony, Mosher, the watchman of
the place. Is in a serious condition at his
borne, 730 Itace street, suffering the ex
cruciating pains of Internal injuryv
"Big Hen" has been advertised as one
of.the star attractions at the museum dur
ing this w-tk, and when the monster ana
conda jneu'-uring over tnirty feet In length
arrived on Saturday night from New York,
whence he had been shipped by steamer,
from Brazil, he was carried, with his wood
en cage, to the upper floor and left there
until preparations had been completed for
bis transfer to the Iron bound exhibition
The box had been somewhat damaged
In transit, but no thought of the escape
of the reptile had been narborcd. Moshcr
was not a little surprised, therefore, when
upon going upstairs at 1 o'clock yesterday
afternoon he noticed that a slat had been
loosened and Blr Ben's head was protrud
irg. Ills first thought was to force the
i-nake back, nut in mis he was not quick
enough, for with a sudden Jump, the ana
conda sprang upon the defenseess watch
man and wound himself around his body.
Slow ha tightened his vice-like grip and
was gradually squeezing the life jout of
his ten-l!led victim.
The first Intimation to others In the
building that anything was wrong came
with the shrieks of a second victim. Man
ager Bradenburgh was in his private office,
on the Jirst floor, and the other workmen
were In the cellar collecting materials for
the construction of platforms.
Bucephalus, a mu-ical pony, who was
alued by his owner at J100U0. was munch
ing hay in one corner of the hall when tho
llrst encounter began, and, as If with hu
man understanding of the peril of the mo
ment, came to the rescue. ,..used upon his
hind legs he battled the monster with his
eharp shod front feet until the former was
compelled, in self-defense, to relinquish his
hold upon the man and turn his deadly
embrace upon the pony. And when the
now aroused attendants had reached the
scene, the poor least's body had been en
circled by the reptile, and he lay groaning
upon the floor, crushed and bleeding.
Big Ben was now ready for another vic
tim, but was frustrated . y too large a
number of combatants. A noose was made
on the end of a convenient rope, and with
this tightened nlout his neck, he was forc
ibly dragged back to tho cage. In which
he Is to be shown to the public.
Bucephalus vas relieved from his suf
ferings by a shot from a revolver.
Different Species of Demit Entertain
a DUHke for One' An
other. The likes nnd dislikes of animals are
unaccountable. Some horses take a violent
prejudice against certain men, even though
they are treated kindly and though the
man's moral character Is fair. Between
tho cat and the dog there is a violent an
tipathy, which, however, is not Infrequently
displayed by mutual respect, and even
affection In exceptional cases. The ele
phant hates dogs and rats. Cows dislike
dogs, and -o do -sheep, and. what .seems
Granger, are particularly partial to bears.
On the other hand, heroes loathe and dtet
camels and refuse to be decently civil to
them after long acquaintance. They even
hate the place where camels have been,
which seems to be carrying race prejudice
to an extreme.
Evolutionists are accustomed to explain
these Instinctive feelings as survivals of
ancestral enmities dating from the days
when one race preyed on the other. This
would account for the natural enmity of
the cow to dogs, for which cows were wild
they werr obliged to defend their calves
from bands of predatory wild dogs. But
why should the horse like dogs? It Is but
the other dav that the wild horses organ
ized to defend their colts from wolves on
our W( stern prairies. What could the-an-cestral
horse have had against Uie ancestral
camel of a million years ago? Above all.
why should the horse approve of the bear?
It must be that the horse has a dormant
Knse of beauty and humor. The Ideal of
the horse Is grace, combined with strength,
lie disapproves from the bottom of his na
ture of the hopelesslv vulgar, awkward and
unesthetlc camel. The bear, he sees at
once, though clumj. is unpretentious,
truthful and not devoid of a sense of hu
mor. The dog he recognizes as a good
fellow, companionable and unselfish. Ho
The Leahys Think He Is an Infant Phenomenon of the Highest
, Rank.
According to the Philadelphia Record, I
the people who inhabit the Hervey, or I
Cook, islands (between Samo i and the So- l
ciety islands) have a remarltble custom.
The husband, on the dav of his marriage, I
therefore forgets his ancestral predacious
habits. A strong bond between the doc
and the horse is th.it they are both fond
of sport, whereas a camel would not go an
Inch to see the best race that was ever
The hor-o does not seem a little preju
diced In the case of the camel, but it is a
fine, aristocratic, unreason ible prejudice he
nas. adq we nice mm lor nimseit ana tor
showing tint the evolutionists cannot ex
plain all the sentiments of a refined and
highly org-inlzed animal. Man. of course,
they can account for in every particular.
Captive Hawks Make Off, Though
. Farmer Dunning Thought He
, Jlaii Them Safe.
Farmer Dunning of Great Bend, Pa., is
now positive that hawks can tiy with their
feet tied. lie built a trap for the big birds
and succeeded In catching three. When
Dunning discovered three fine birds safely
lodged in the Inclosure, ho entered the trap
and caught each one of the hawks and
tied their legs together.
After the three were captured and tied
ho threw them out upon the ground, and by
tho time ho got out himself the old birds
bad recovered their cunning. To his utter
astonishment he saw them arise, bound as
they were, and sail away across the Sus
quehanna river.
Tho next day a neiglihor. residing two
miles awav. saw one of the tied hawks
feeding In his barnyard and shot it.
Jup Asked for Pennies nnd Beauty
Pounced Upon
From the New Tork Herald.
Donnettl Capezetta, an Italian organ
grinder, stopped with his pet monkey In
front of John Manning's saloon, in Eliza
bethport, N. J., a few evenings ago, and
began grinding out a tune on his organ.
The monkey, Jup, walked into the saloon
In search of pennies. He paused as he en
tered, and. politely raising his jaunty red
hat, bowed to the crowd before the bar.
Ttlannlng's bulldog. Beauty, was dozing bv
the stove. He awoke a second later, and
with a growl of anger sprang upon tho
little monkey.
Beauty closed his jiws on Jup's neck.
The big bulldog's growls and the monkev's
squeals brought the organ grinder Into the
saloon on a run His Italian oaths fright
ened the dog, and he relaxed his grip. Cape
zetta picked up Jup, but he had passed Into
The dead monkey was burled in the back
jard. and ever the grave was erected a
wooden sign, inscribed:
: Here Lies :
: JUP. :
: His Jig Is :
: Up. :
Capezetta had M inning arrested for set
ting the dog on the monkey, but the saloon
Keeper was discharged In court. Then the
Italian brought suit against him to recover
the value of tho monkey.
Poor ficorire.
From the Clevelind Plain Dealer.
- Mabel "I didn't know you wore rub
bers. Getting worried about your health?"
Maud "No I only wear them because
George does hate so to put them on."
Danny Leahy Is only years old and he
smokes. To all the other members of tho
family he Is Infant phenomenon, and all
other infant -phenomena pale their inef
fectual fires in tho glory of this achieve
ment. Danny's father tells with pride how his
wonderful offspring acquired greatness.
When Danny was, scarcely more than a.
year old his fond parent gave him an old
pile as a plaything. Danny, with raie
instinct, immediately carried the pipe to I1I3
mouth and began to puff away in imita
tion of his daddy. Leahy senior looked
on admiringly, and called upon Mrs. Leahy
to witness how smart the boy was.
"Tho blessln' o' God on hlra! Sure It's a
bright lxy he Is!" exclaimed Mrs. Leahy,
gazing at her phenomenon.
Ever Flnce tli it memorable day Danny
has lecn .1 smoker. He learned to load
a pipe for himself long ago,. and to strike
a match with the gravity of hla father.
"Danny got so used to his pipe and to
bacco that he had to havo them," said one
of the sisters, "rather used to hide his
pliws, but Danny seemed to know just
where to look for them. He gets tobacco
from my father's pockets and hides it away
until he wants to ue it. We have tried
many a timo to break him of the habit,
but when we would stop him he would get
black In the face and have fits. Then my
father would have to fill, a pipe and give
it to Danny to smoke."
Danny's sisters are trying just now to
break him of the habit. He has not
smoked for three days and h Is very cross.
The youthful smoker Is about three feet
tall lie has a pale face and weak ejes
The Lcahvs live at No 15 Shlpman street
Newark. The head of the houBe is a labor
er. The wonder of the large collection of
children Is the baby who smokes He is
the genius and the joy of the household.
walks on the backs of the peopie of the
tribe to which his wife belongs, the wife
going through a similar ceremonv a few
days later, her husband's tribe in that case
composing this "street of human bodies."
Dentists Have Special Forceps for
Extracting: the Teeth of
Cain nnd Dok.
Dentistry for dogs has made some re
markable strides in the last few years.
Special forceps are made for extracting
c-inino teeth. With the ordinary kind used
to torture mankind it is impossible to get a
grip on a dog's tooth. Being conical in
shape, a forcep has been Invented that will
not slip. It also is conical in shape; and
is made to fit over the tooth and to grip
all parts of it equally. One yank is always
sufficient the tooth has to come or the jaw.
A dog, unless he Is troubled with heart
disease, is alwas put under the influence
of ether when undergoing dental opera
tion The anesthetic is given not so much
to sc the dog any unnecessaiv pain as to
protect the surgeon from his rage.
A pup that will go through any other
form of misery without a whimper will
bite his best friend when It comes to treat
ing an achinK tooth. If persons who worry
about the failing' health of their short nosed
canine friends and wonder why they are so
feverish and irritable would only have their
dogs' mouth examined, and a few of the
superfluous teeth drawn, they would restore
them to health and frisklness in an amaz
inglv short time.
Filling dogs' teeth frequently is practiced
now. There is a well known dentist in
New Tork who has a red Irish setter with
gold In his mouth which his owner says Is
worth J10. and double that amount, if tho
value of his labor is Included
Tho animal had a dozen "sittings" with
the dentist and was put under the influence
of ether eieh time. He Is now one of tho
fastest dogs on quail in the East. Before
his teeth was filled he suffered such pain
that he wa& absolutely worthless in tho
Cats' teeth are extracted in the sameway,
smaller forceps being used, and Instead of
the ether, a paper sack is employed. Mr.
Cat Is dropped, tail first, into the bag and
the teeth pulled before he has tlmo to
A Story That Comes From PciuiNyl-
vanla About the Prowess
of n Hen.
There was a fatal combat between a hen
and a hawk on Dennis Murphy's farm,
two miles from Ardmore, Pa , the other
day. The hen, a lady of quality, as far
as her pedigree of gamo ancestors Is con
cerned, was scratching worms, for her
newly hatched! brood oO chicks 'when the
hawk began to circle In the air. Slowly
the big bird soared around until It got
within twentv feet of the chiekens The
hen then chased her offspring into tho
barn and took her place in the ring. Feath
ers Hew in' all directions, nnd within a half
minute the spurs of the hen brought first
blood. Still the fight continued. It was
spur and beak all the way through, and at
first the advantage seemed to be with the
hawk. Finally, however, the work of the
spurs began to tell, and what in the
language of the prize ring would be termed
"a chance blow" ended the battle. The
chicken managed to strike the hawk's right
wing up near the joint with its spur, and
the large bird was rendered defenseless.
Then the hen called her brood nnd went nn
I peacefully scratching for worms.
It Is n Source of Annoy mice to AH
Parties Concerned Ao One
Will Have It.
The animal that former Major John
FItzpatrick, of New Orleans, sent as a sym
bolical message or congratulation to Tam
rrany Hall, through former Mayor Hujh
J. Grant, of New Tork, is a source of an
noyance to all pirtles concerned. Tammany
declires to appoint an offlclil keeper of tha
so called tiger, and not one of the bravs
In the wicwam will have nnvthinir to nn
'with it. The arrival is in the basement
of the express company's office In Ne
Ycrk. Edward Dougl-i. an employe of the
eompnnv. who has charge of it, sivs it is
fed dailv on raw meat, and that It eats
moie than its weicht of meat each daw
Some doubt was expressed at first, as to
whether the animal was a tigvjr cub. or an
ordinary domestic cat, with peculiar mark
ings. A naturalist who has examined it
says it is a jasuar or mountain Hon cub.
The express eomp iny has written to Mi.
rit2pitrlek Inquiring what disposition is
to be made of the animal, but has received
no reply. Unless it hears from him tha ant
ma' is to bo presented to the 00, or any
irttltutlon that will accept it.
Saved bj 11 Newfoundland Don,
1 Dr. John Nugent, coroner of Suffolk
county. New York, w ho practices in South
ampton. Long Island, narrowly escaped
death in quicksand near that town. 1 He
was rescued bv A. Corwllh, who was
guided to him by his Newfoundland dog.
The anlmalwhich was with Dr. Nugent,
saw him fall in the quicksand and at once
ran off. returning with Mr. Corwith, who
was attracted by curiosity aroused by the
animal's strange antics
"lo the clog's Intelligence and prompt nc-
" Hon It is believed the doctor owes his life.
Wife Will Rejoin Her Husband,
Who la Found In Hono
lulu. Frcfessor C. E. Copeland, a high school
teacher, left Delaware, O., June 9 last, os
tensibly to perfect arrangements with a
book concern of New York city, for which
ho was going to travel. At the time of his
departure he took with him all the money
he had in the bank, though representing
to his wife that he had left it for her use
during his absence.
Every effort was made by Mrs. Copeland
and her relatives to nnd the missing man.
but it was not unil the latter part of last
September that the professor was located,
and then only bv accident. Rev. Mr. J. A.
Lovvrv. a missionary in China, whoe fam
ily resides in Delaware, was home on avis
It. On his wav back to his field of labor
he stopped in Honolulu, Hawaii, and while
there met Professor Copeland. At the time
of the meeting Mr. Lowry had a desciiptlon
of Copeland In his pocket, which he was
taking to China at tho request of Mrs.
Copelind, in the vain hope that it might
lead to his discovery-
Copeland did not know Lowry and told
him that ho was there trying to get a po
sition in tho public schools of that city.
Mr. Lowry wrote to his daughter in Dela
ware that he had met Copeland and gave
the Information as to his whereabouts and
his intentions. Miss Lowry Imparted the
information to Mrs. Copeland.
Mrs. Copeland had never lost faith In her
husband. When she received news of his
location sho immediately wrote to him, ask
ing for an explanation 'of his actions, ana
assuring him of her belief In his ability to
satisfactorily explain all. The erring man
wrote that he was In a delirium at the
time of his desertion and that he was not
responsible for his actions. He says that
his love for her is as strong as ever, and
that he has obtained .1 position in the
schools at Honolulu. He has sent his wife
the money for her to Join him in Haw .ill.
Mi-s. Ccpeland has forgiven her husband
and has left for Hawaii She goes direct
to San Francisco and will sail from that
city on the Ritket for Honolulu.
Brnnn-Bnylor University Row Sends
Baptist State Headunarters
to Dallas.
Delias, Tex., Nov. So. The first serious
social and business blow to Waco, as a
community, resulting from the Brann
Bavlor university sensations and the trage
dies following them, culminating in the
depths of the two Harris brothers, ha
fallen. The official announcement was
made here to-day that the managers of
th- state headquarters of the Baptist
chuich for Texas have ordered the head
quarters removed from Waco to Dallas,
and th.it the business of the church will
bo conducted from this city, dating from
December 1.
A rumor Is in persistent circulation, not
only over the state, but Is heard also in
Waco, that Baylor university , probably
tho most important Protestant Institution
of education in Texas, is to be removed
from Waco.
Remarkable Case of Leucoc-themIa
In the Hoosler
A most remarkable case of leucocythe
mia Is attracting the attention of medical
men of Eastern Indiana. The victim Is a
large, well built man whose flesh begat
to pale a year ago. Tumefaction has set
in and be is in great agony and is confined
to the hospital ward. The abdomen, which
Is gei er.illy affected in cases of this kind.
Is baaly swollen. The negro's hesh Is grad
ually turning white and as it becomes
whiter ho grows weaker. The fatal stage
has been about reached and death Is ex
pected soon.
This is the first case that has come under
the attention tf Indiana physicians for
semcf years. It Is pronounced in all its
svmf toms and features and is a good study
for physician, but the victim gets little
consolation, as the disease, is invariably
fatal The disease Is simply a great In
crease of white corpuscles, In the blood and
a corresponding dlminishment of the red
corpijscles. Its causes are. unknown.
Frightened Horse Drafts Two Young
Women to Their Death
In Ohio.)
Middletown, O., Nor. iSMisSses 'Mary
and Katie Freeman were druwned this aft
ernoon and their mother is in a dangerous
condition as tho result of a runaway. They
were driving across a bridge that spans
the Hydraulic, north of' the city, when
their horse became frightened and plunged
over the sldeguard of the bridge Into fif
teen feet of water. The women went down
with the horse and spring wagon. Their
screams brought help to the scene, but
not In time to save the daughters, whose
dead bodies were recovered. The mother
was resuscitated with great difficulty, and
is still in a serious condition. She does not
know that her daughters are dead, and will
not be adviBed until she gets better. The
father of the young women is a prominent
farmer. He and his sons are prostrated
over the condition of Mrs. Freeman and tha
loss of Mary and Katie. They had Thanks
giving dinner together, jusf before the
w omen started out for a drive.
Killed on His First Run.
Independence, Kas., Nov. 25. (Special.)
Frank Judd. a Missouri Pacific brakeraan,
was killed to-day near Caney, west of here.
He fell under the cars, and his body was
cut in twain by the wheels. He had been
employed as switchman in the yards at
Coffeyv ille for a number of years, and this
was his first run on the train. He leaves a
wife and two children.
Fire nt n eoro University.
Tougaloo, Miss . Nov. 25. Fire broke out
in the dormitory" of the Tougaloo negro
university about S 30 o'clock last night and
despite the heroic work of the students
the buildings were quickly burned to th
grcund. Forty -threo students and !k
teachers lost their entire personal effects.
The loss Is estimated at $20,000.
Knnsas Couple Found Dead.
Jewell City. Kas., Nov. 23 (Special.) Mr.
and Mrs. Brennan, an aged couple, were
found dead in bed yesterday evening, near
here. They had not been seeni since the
night before. The coroner's jury found
that death resulted from asphyxiation A
dead cat was found in the room. The dead
couple were In comfortable circumstances.
A 1100,000 Fire nt Pensncoln.
Pcr.sacola. ria., Nov. 25. About tlOHOO
vorth of property was burned this morning
bv a fire that was st.irted by an incendiary.
The old freight house of the Louisville &
Nashville railroad and the company's new
freight house, the latter filled to the loot
with merchandise, were burned.
While the Firemen Dnneed.
Chicago. Nov. 23. The three remaining
business buildings spared by tha fire which
devastated the little town of Willow
Springs, two months ago, were almost to
tally destroyed bv fire last night while tho
members of tho flro department were at
tending a dance.
Mali Driver Fatally Hurt.
Chapman, Kas., Nov. 23 (Special.) N. D.
Stanley started with mall this morning for
Rlnehart. Ills team ran away and met
another on tho bridge over Smoky Hill,
fatally Injuring him. He was one of the
town's oldest residents.
Humor of n Scotch Farmer While In
nn Unpleasant i're-
From the Pittsburg Dispatch.
Sandy McFadyen, a Forfarshire farmer,
had been spending an hour or two In the
evening with a friend a couple of miles
away. It was a moonlight night, and
Sandy, after partaking freely of his friend's
hospitality, was riding quietly home across
the sheep pastures on nls "guid auld
mare, when they came to an open ditch
which the mare refused to cross "Hoot,
aw a', Maggie," said the rider, "this: winna
dae. Yo maun jiilst gang ower." He
turned back about 300 yards, wheeled round
and gave the mare a touch of his whip.
On sho went at .1 brisker canter, but just
as thev reached the edge of the ditch she
stopped dead, and shot Sandy clean over
to the other side. Gathering hlmslf up,"
Sandy looked his mare straight In the face
and said: "Vera weel pitched, indeed, ma
lass. But hoo are ye gaeln' to get ower
yersel', eh?"
Tennyson's Lot for Simplicity.
Lord Tennyson dearly loved simplicity of
dress where women were concerned, and he
liked the old stvle of hair dressing. " He
would have preferred all women to wear
their hair flowing but, at all events, he
wished that it might always cover'thelr
ears in the early Victorian fashion. i"So
few women" he said, "have small, well
shaped ears."
Sudden Death Balked the Plan of
to Cut Off
The relatives to whom Mary Clark Is said
to have often expressed her hatred will this
week divide among them the fortune left
by the miserly recluse, who was found
'dead In her squalid but spacious apart
ments at No 7 Greenwich avenue on Octo
ber 17. The old woman had said that she
would leave her money to some charitable
institution to spite her relatives, but death
came suddenly and an Investigation showed
that she had made no will.
Thete was a s.id romance In Mary Clark's
life, and, although the old woman she was
more than seventy years old was uncom
municative, the neighbors gleaned from her
me iacr mat sne n iu ucen aisappomica in
love. She blamed her brothers and sisters
fer her trouble, and turned against all,
except one brother, Hugh, who twenty-live
years ago kept a saloon, known as the
Dying; Architect In Tacoma Slakes a
Novel Arrange
ment. A remarkable arrangement has been en
tered into between Architect Andrew
Smith of Tacoma, Wash., and Conrad L.
Hoska, a prominent undertaker and the
coroner of Pierce county, in Consideration
of Smith's preparing plans for an ad
dition to Hoska's house in the fashionable
North end. Hoska. on hl3 part, agrees
that this work will be accepted as pay
ment for Smith's coffin and burial expenses.
Smith has a cancer of the stomach and
believes that he can live but a few months
longer. He Is gradually growing weaker,
as he. feels dally the depressing effects of
the dreadful disease that Is gnawing at
his vitals. He has some money, not a
large sum, and this he desires to leave to
his children. Having this object in view,
he made a proposition to Undertaker Hoska,
which resulted in the strange contract. It
happened that Hoska had been contem
plating the erection of an addition to his
home, and was consequently able to pro
vide Architect Smith the work he so greatly
For nine vears Smith has been one of the
most prominent architects In Tacoma. He
planned the big St. Paul and Tacoma Lum
ber Company's mill and many of the finest
residences In Tacoma. He built two or
three houses In the West end for himself.
Intending to sell them. Then the depression
came on. preventing sales, and financial
loss resulted.- Since then Smith has planned
several small buildings, but for three years
there has been little for an architect to do.
Smith is about 50 years old and has a
wife and three children.
Fuji Is a. Japanese Spaniel and He
"Weighs Only Fifteen
Fuji challenges the world to prove that
he is 'not the smallest dog in it, and is
proud of the fact that he Is, worth Just
$33 33 1-3 cents an ounce on the present
price, list in the oanlnei market, says the
New York Herald. He weighs only fifteen
ounces, and Is of the royal dog blood of
Japan, where those who believe that the
seven days of the w orld's construction were
in reality seven ages sav that his ances
tors were sacred and pampered beasts In
the mikado's palace S.OOO years ago.
When his mistress, Mrs. E. E. Sattler, of
Cincinnati. O.. puts him sitting in her
joined palms, fingers pointing upward, his
head Is the only part of his tiny, furry
body that reaches above the fingertips.
Fuji stopped growing a month ago, and
nothing artificial was resorted to to make
him a high priced midget. He is 10 months
old now, and as happy a canine gambo
lier as ever chased a bill of yarn around
a house or worried a doting mistress' mil
linery to shreds.
Fuji is a Japanese spaniel. His markings
are black and white. They are beautiful,
but it is in his head that the dog fancier
finds most to admire. His forehead Is high
nnd broad, and bulges with brain; his
nose is of the pronounced pug variety, nnd
his eyes mirror a spirit of mischief and
playfulness that made him so dear to the
woman who owns him.
Goes Hunting With a Loaded Gnn
on Ills Back, According; to
the New York Press.
Edward Lagrew, a sportsman living near
Summerville. Pa., is the owner of a dog
whose general knowledge of what is re
quired of him while hunting cannot be
Lagrew has had a contrivance made
which is fastened to the dog's back, in
w hich he places his shotgun, both barrels
loaded heavily and tho hammers at full
cock. To the trigger Is attached a string,
which he placed in the dog's mouth.
According to the New York Press, when
all Is ready tho dog starts for a flock of
partridges, and. when within a few rods
or them, ho crouches down and pulls the
string. The first attempt he bagged eleven
birds, and since the first trlaLhe has killed
over fifty In this manner. The owner was
recently offered $100 for his dog.
Drinks Beer, Stale and Otherwise,
From Morning to
A BinghamtoiT, Pa., saloonkeeper has a
dog that Is given to dissipation. The dog
is slowly but surely drinking himself to
death. He watches the trough directly un
der the Ice chest, where the beer kegs are
placed, and when the trough becomes filled
the dog laps it up.
He refuses water, and drinks beer morn
ing, noon and night. 'After drinking heavily
ho will go to sleep, and the first thought on
waking up seems to he of beer, as he goes
directly to the trough and satisfies his
thirst. He is becoming quite corpulent, and
Is a confirmed old drunkard.
Beyond Her Power.
From tho Detroit Free Press.
Mr. Gllfoyle "I stumped the clairvoyant
at the seance last night."
Mr. Goldsborough "How did you do
Mr. Gllfoyle "I asked her to tell my
wife's real opinion of me."
Eccentric Alary Clark, Septuagenarian,
"Grape Vine," at Sixth avenue and
Thirteenth street.
Hugh died, and from him his sister in
herited the valuable property at the corner
,01 Eleventh street and Gnenvvich avenue.
Ibne erected a big four story tenement and
occupied two rooms on the top floor. There
were eighteen other rooms which she rent
ed but within the last few- years, when a
tenant moved out, she refused to again rent
the rooms.
Tinally she had the entire building except
the ground floor, which was ociupUd as 1
saloon, to herself. There was utile furni
ture in any of the rooms, and she was not
grovided with a bed, sleeping on the floor,
he kept a dog and .1 couple of cats. She
dressed In the shabbiest of clothes and
when she went to make purehises in near
bv stores haggled over pennle. whining
about her "poverty."
"I ean't afford to piy a doctor.' she
croaked when on October 13 neighbors told
her she needed mcdle.il aid. Two days later
she was found dead and her twentv rooms
were In a filthy condition.
The undertaker who was summoned found
$7U0 in an old teapot and wrapped in some
rags were eight bankbooks representing
moro than $11 CKX) on depo-.it. In the drawt r
of a dilapidated desk were three n 0e0 four
Ser cent government bonds registered in
Iary Clark's mme.
Then there were various articles of jew
chy of ancient design, and In the drawers
of a rickety dresser were silk and satin gar
ments of the stvle of many- years ago her
old time finery when she was .1 belle in a
little Irish village. There was also a check
for Interest on the bonds.
The coroner arrived and siid heart dis
ease had killed the aged recluse. Her val
uables were taken In charge by the public
When neighbors who knew of her wealth
spoke to the woman about making a will
she would say:
"Yes, 1 must make a w 111. for I wouldn't
rest in my grave if I thought mv- relitlvcs
would get my money. But. sure, there's
time enough. I'll live to be a hundred."
Now 1;hese relitlves will divide the old
woman's propertv, which Is worth about
$30,000. None of them lives in the Uty. Let
ters of administration have been issued to
John Medole. and tho American Surety
Company furnished his bond.
That "Queer Little Mnn" Mleht Have
Remained Unknown but for Ullza
Spenrs' Weakness.
The New York Herald says: A few nights
ago a Southern railway- freight car at Bir
mingham was broken into and hundreds
of dollars' worth of valuable merchandise
was taken therefrom. The robbery, comlns
on the heels of the burglary of several
slcres and private residences, seemed to
confirm the suspicions of the police that a
band of expert and daring criminals was
What puzzled the police most was the re
port, several times received, that in the
neighborhood of the robberies and on Uie
rights on which they occurred a queer, lit
tle man, in an old gray suit of clothes and
a black, slouch hat, had been seen loiter
ing around.
"Who was this stranger?" the police ask
ed each other, "and where did he go?"
But no one could discover any clue to
his identity, and diligently- as they search
ed they seemed unable to find out what
became of the apparition. On two occa
sions they- thought that they had traced
him to the house of Eliza Spears, on the
outskirts of the city. When they entered
the enly person within the four walls was
Eliza herself. She knew her visitors well,
for her reputation was anytning but good;
she had been tried for receiving stolen
goods, but acquitted for lack of evidence.
F.llza gave the polico carte blanche to
examine her house from basement to roor.
Sure enough, she was the sole occupaiit,
and the minions of the law retired, more
pt.rzled than ever as to what had become
cf the queer, little man in the slouch hat
and shabby coat.
Tho detectives got on to the little man
Iran again alter tne car roDocry. it lea
then once more to the house of the Spears
woman They couldn't be mistaken again,
they said to themselves. They knocked on
the door. There was no answer. Thoy
krecked again and louder. Still no answer.
1 his was suspicious. It was early morning
and Eliza should be home. Then tlity
bioke in. Everything was still except for
tho sound of stentorous breathing from
a sleeping room, the door of which was
Tiptoeing into the chamber, what was
their astonishment to see, lying, face down
ward, across the bed, with an empty
w risky bottlo alongside, the very mys
terious stranger whom thev had sought
sc long. The slouch hat had fallen or, 111c
floor, disclosing the stranger's bare head.
It had a thick shock of hair, altogether
unlike a man's.
"Wake up here!" said the sergeant, shak
ing the sleeper. "You're the man we want."
The sleeper turned over and dIdosei
the face of Eliza Spears.
"Wl'Pt! You, Eliza?" chorused her can
ters. "Yes." she leered. "So vou've got me at
last? If it hadn't been for rum I'd have
given jou a lively chase for many a year
to (Cine."
The mystery was solved. Eliza, thanks
to her potations, had neglected to take hr
usxal precautions on arriving home from
the car robbery". She had not removed 1 .r
mar's coat and let down over her trous
ers the skirt which was closely tucked
arcurd her waist. The police did this for
her. however, and then she stood Mefore
them lustra -woman, with a hard, wizened
face, bronzed by exposure and lined wl-h
dissipation. In man's clothes the deception
as to her sex was remarkable. The heavy
dewn on her upper lip materially as-it-ert
her In her "make-up." She Is 40 years
of age and about five feet four inches tall.
If You Are the Woman Who
serled Fnnr Children, Here's a
letter for Yon.
Mrs. Cora S. Louk eloped some time, ago
frcm Garaett, Kas.. with one J. C. Suth
erlard. She left four children, the eld
est s years old. The little ones since their
mother deserted them have every day ened
for rer and cannot be convinced that she
will not return.
Florence, who is 7 years old, has just re
cov creel from a severe illness and one of
her first acts was to write the following
letter. She handed It to a man who cared
for her.J requesting that he send it to her
rrrmmi. He told her that he did not know
where she was. Then she wrote on the en
velope "Cora Louk" and asked him to put
it In the postoftlce and said perhaps it
would reach her mother anv way..
Nothirg has been heard from Mrs. Louk
since her departure, but her family haAO
not given up the thought that she will
return and the husband-lssready to'forglve
her for the sake of his chltaren.
Here Is the letter just'nslllttle Florenco
wrote It: -v
Garnett. Kas.
Dear Mnnn:-I will write j'feir lines two
you. Eddie Is sick: he is In hod. f p ipa
worrie about him. Acy cry-for Mama two
ccme home. Mama, vou write two me at d
tell mc where you are. I have been lek
two. and have ben suffering. Florenco
write the letter but I cannot write raary
gecd. I sit up In bed and .'write this let
ter. Come quick for Florence.
These letter Is from Florence.
She Is Now an Inmate 'of a Home ; For , the Aged and Infirm at Philadelphia.
Heavy Sentence of n Former Turkish
Consnl Sidney Lascelles. Swin
dler, Will N"ot Have Wife's
Fortune to Squander.
Governor Atkinson, of Georgia, has
pardoned Sigmund Friedman, a foreigner,
who has been in jail at Macon the past
SLven months on the charge of forgry.
There 'Is nn Interesting story behind "tha
pardon which came Just before th prison
er's term of punishment was at an end.
Friedman, the-poverty-stricken, penniless
musician, who six months ago forged an
other's name to .m order for S2.au. steps
out of jail and starts at once to Germany,
where he has fallen heir to $20.W0.
Notice was received the other diyfrom
Richards & Co . bankers of New- York,
that Friedman's mother had died in Stet
tin. Germany, leaving an estate of $i.000.
and that Sigmund Friedman and a brother,
who is a banker in Germany- were named
as the only heirs. Sigmulid rriedman
was at the time serving a sentence in
the Bibbs county Jail for the crime men
tioned. Judge Felton had taken pity on
him and given him a sentence of only
sK months for forgery, making it a mis
demeinor. It was shown at the trial
that the defendint was not at the time in.
his ri,;ht mind. He was in a railrond
w reck in the far West several years ago
and received serious injuries about the
head, from which he has never quite
recovered. He had to spend a while in
the state lunatic asylum of California.
In consequence of the blow- he had received
on the forehead. Ills Insanity, however,
has been cured, except that at times when
he drinks whisky- it comes back in a
temporarv- and mild type. While under
the Influence of whisky. He committed
the crime of forgery for which he was sent
to jail.
Friedman Is a man of talent. He was for
years a soloist In Gilmore's famous band.
He has written several pieces of music,
which were well received. While he was
in prison ho spent most of his time com
posing, and one composition, entitled "An
gelus," has been praised by artists. Fried
man first camo to this country In ls. a
lad 16 years old. He served a while in tho
Union army as a drummer boy and slneo
the war has made a good living as a musi
cian. He has been presented with a purse by
his German compatriots of Macon, to take
him to New York, and from there to Ger
many to claim his fortune. Ha says ha
will return to this country.
Former Turkish Consnl at Boston
Sent Up for Fourteen Years
or More.
Joseph A. Iaslgl. formerly Turkish con
sul at Boston, who was arrested In Nevr
York last summer, charged with the em
bezzlement of large sums from trust funds
Former Turkish Consul Sentenced to Four
. " teen Years Imprisonment.
heldby,hlaj, and who was recently found
guiltv in the SuffoUl county superior court,
has been sentenced to serve a term of not
more than, eighteen years nor less thin
fourteen years In. state's prison, with one
dav solitary confinement and the rest of
me verm at nara laoor.
His Father-ln-Law Left the Estate to
His Brother In Rhode
Should Sidney Lascelles return to Fitz
gerald. Ga.. he would doubtless find a war
rant for his arrest Instead of a fortune
for his dissipation.
When he married Miss Clara Pelkey he
did not marry her fortune, and when she
became his bride her father made a will
leaving his entire fortune and the fortune
left him uoon the 'death of his wife two
years, ago to his brother In Rhode Island.
.Whether Lascelles knows of the will Is
not known. It Is thought that he docs not
know' the will had 'been made and the peo
ple in a iizgeraiu are expecting tne missing
Beresford to appear and claim the fortune
in the name of his wife. This Beresford
will not do now; unless he should attempt
to ngnt 1 no win in tne courts.
.Mr., Alexander Pelkey. Lascelles' father-in-law.
has provided that his daughter,
Mrs. -Lascelles. be cared for under the will
in the event she should leave her husband.
ThlacJaue it is said, was recently placed
in the will by Mr. Pelkey.
It is believed by many In Fitzgerald that
Lascelles will now forsake his wife, find
ing that her fortune cannot be used as
leng as sho remains his wife. The last
heard from Lascelles he was in Massa
chusetts, where he came near being ar
rested on account of a transaction.
Man Is Ten Inches
Than He Was In
Peter Cooley. who was admitted to the
Soldiers" home near Sandi-ky. O., about
fpurjears ago from Cleveland, was, when
lie"enll5ted in the Fourth Indiana Infantry
InlbKfive feet two Inches tall and straight
as an arrow. His perpendicularity has In
nowise, been affected since that time.but to
day be stands exactly four feet four Inches
In his stocking feet, having, without In any
minner affecting his health or general ap
pearance, grown ten Inches shorter. He li
a well built, compact old man. now In his
Hst "year, and is as lively and active as a.
boy. i
"'Great- men." remarked the thoughtful
vouth.-Vare frequently misunderstood by
the public" "That." replied Senator Sor
ghum, gravely, "is very true. And mighty
lucky ltls for some of them." Washington
lAnhtln ST.irv Arnrrjonnld httn timt rniint.,!
put herTth year. On the morning of her
birthday when breakfast w as served at the
Heme" for. Aged and Infirm Colored Per
sons, .Belmont and Glrard avenues. Phlla-tilphla.-she
rapped on the table nnd asked
the blessing on the mornlne meal. he la
t hale and'he-arty still.
( Every morning Aunty Mary dresses her
self .and at night disrobes without assis
tance. Her appetite is good and her chief
Infirmity Is that of falling sight. When
she was over-.ia) yeas old she could see
to thread "A needle and she sewed a wholo
taz carpet,"vh!:h took a prize at a fair In
Wllmingto. "V;
htV.J5UnIn.ilbe past twelve months aha
has been able ,to go up nnd down stalFs
Of tho Institution alone, but a severe at
tack or grip early in tha year took away
her-strcngth -and tjio has had to use tha
elevator, "
Mary wasborn at Fogtown, near Val
ley Forge, In-1763, She remembers when
the- Revolutionary forues wero at Valley
Forge and claims to havo talked with,
Gereral "Washington, -who, she says, pat
ted" her on the head. She was admitted to
the home In December. livST. Among tho
othet aged Inmates In the home who are
well past the century mark are Rosunn.i
Cropper. Sarah Rliey and Jennie Legge.
liter .muu gnjf otne
rtnr age -off SHears.

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