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closes Odd Corner. Has a frontage on One Street of One Foot Four Inches, on Another of One Foot Two Inches and f Back of One Foot Now York. —Asa result of the tabu lation of the city’s most unusual pieces of properly, what is probably the most freakish bit of real estate in the world has just been discovered here In the shape of a corner .plot in the lower part of the city where corners are generally sold at hundreds of thou sands. If not millions, of dollars. The corner in question, however, is valued at only SSO. The low valua tion is partly explained by its size, or, rather, lack of size, since it Is believed to be the smallest corner lot in the world, and on this to a grqat extent depends its claim to freakishness A derby hat would almost cover the property in question, which is so small that a baby could not stand on it with out encroaching on city property. It would be impossible to erect any sort of a structure on it, and yet it is a corner and is taxed by the city as such According to the records of the tax department, this tiny property has a frontage on one street of one foot and four Inches, on the other of one foot and two inches and a rear line of Just one foot. The mite of land, which Is within half a mile of the center of the world s greatest financial district, is what was left as the result of street extensions put through by the city. A search of the records of the tax department has revealed the fact that MAN IN ICED CAR Exists on Apples From New York to lowa. When Refrigerator Is Finally Opened Passenger Is Unable to Stand Up, and Both Feet Are Frozen. Sioux City, la. —Almost dead on ac count of his sufferings, Andy Gorchitz, a Hungarian, was removed from a refrigerator car In the Sioux City yards. He had been in the car thir teen days, and had traveled from Spencerport. N. Y. He said he had been working at Newburg. N. Y. The car was filled wdth apples? loaded in barrels. During the long trip Gorchitz lived on apples, con suming one barrel of the fruit. The man’s feet wrere frightfully frozen and swollen. The discolora tion extended almost to his knees. The restraining bands of his shoes left marks in the frozen feet Every effect being made to restore circula tion' Gorchitz was removed to St. Vin cent’s hospital, where he was attended by Dr. J. P. Dougherty, police surgeon. He revived under the treatment given him. The latest report indicated that his life will be saved, although it probably will be necessary to ampu tate the feet. He is fifty-two years old The case is an exceedingly strange one and is made more complicated because the man is unable to speak English. The word “sick” comprises his entire English vocabulary. The car was filled with apples In barrels and was consigned to Sioux City. When employes opened the car they* foun J the sufferer stretched across two barrels. He was too weak to arise. . He mumbled continually the word "sick " The Palmer men called Herman Schmaltz, special agent for the Chicago and Northwestern line. Schmaltz removed the man to the po lice station. Doctor Dougherty or dered him to the hospital as soon as he made an. examination. In a Coma for Days. Officer Schmaltz found an interpre ter, and through this agency managed to learn the man’s name, fie said he had quit work at Newburg and boarded the car. thinking it would go only k short distance. Shortly af ter the car was sealed and started on its long journey. He was unable SEA COW BREAKS FROM CAGE Monster of 1.500 Pounds Smashes Way Out of Exhibition Tank — Is Lassoed by Wire Cable. Chicago.—The sea-cow —a strange animal on exhibition in a “loop" store —broke loose from its moorings and created a small panic in the imme diate neighborhood of State and Van Buren streets. The creature, which, according to the best authorities on the subject ought to be extinct, wab bled from its tank past the attend ants and proceeded to stroll toward the State street door. Sunday it was decided to feed the animal on fish, and on Tuesday the diet was changed to Florida oranges, spinach, tomatoes and other delicacies That night the sea-cow fell into a deep sleep. The climax came when there was a sudden upheaval of the water in the tanki a loud hissing noise, and an indignant sea-cow arose in its wrath. One thousand five hundred pounds of adipose tissue collided with the steel NERO’S FISH POND IS FOUND In Water Reservoir Ho Bnad Delica cacies for Use on the imperial Table. Rome. —The most Important arch aeological discovery yet made was brought out by Professor Bonl the other day in his excavations on the Palatine. Beneath the basilica of the Flavian palace he found two narrow stairways leading to the “Piscina.*’ a water reset voir consisting of fire large HER THAT WEIGHS SIXTY x'XKS In a miniature crate there arrived at the Bronx Zoo, New York, the other day, a mouse deer that weighs just 60 ounces and is eight and three quarters inches high. The mouse deer is a true member of the deer fam ily and Is known to the natives of India, whence it hails, as “chevrotaln.” These creatures are very shy. They never venture into open spaces but keep in the densest portions of the jungle. They have a peculiar way of walking on the extreme tips of the hoofs, which gives one the impression that the mouse deer is stiff-legged The specimen at the Zoo is the gift of M. Taylor Pyne, w'ho got him from a Hindoo. It is almost pure white, save for a slight reddish tinge to a line of hair along the spine. It has no antlers, but two sharp tusks grow from the upper Jaw and hang be low the under lip not far from this corner is another which is probably the second smallest and cheapest in the city. This chip of land is hardly noticeably to the passer-by, but it is valued for tax purposes at SIOO. and has the dis tinction of being the only corner at that, price in the city. Directly across from this corner is another, on which is located what is to give any detailed account of the trip. It is thought he has been in a state of coma for several days. He said he had a wife and five children in Pollen, Somplin Province, Hungary. Joseph T. Stanhope, agent for the Merchant’s Dispatch, interested him self In the case because his company had charge of the car during Its ship ment. Mr. Stanhope learned that the car had been opened when the tem perature was tested. The man evi dently was too weak to make an out cry. Doctor Dougherty expressed the opinion that the man is In no Immedi ate danger if the feet can be saved. The di ot cf apples relieved the hun ger. although there was not sufficient nourishment to maintain strength. Giant Bear Is Found. Los Angeles, Cal. —The skeleton of a giant bear which must have stood five feet six on all fours was uncover ed by workmen in the tar beds of the Labraere ranch near here. BABY FORTUNE CASE TANGLED Witnesses at Hearing Offer Astonish ing Contradictions in Testi mony. San Francisco. —Conflicting testi mony given here before the district attorney deepened the mystery in the Slingsby baby institution case, which hinges on the question of whether Mrs. Dorothy Slingsby, wife of Lieu tenant Charles Slingsby of the Brit ish navy, substituted the illegitimate child of Lillian Anderson for her own son, which died at birth. So varied are the statements of witnesses that it would have been dif ficult to gather, from the testimony, whether the present Slingsby heir bears relationship to his putative mother, or even whether Mrs. Slings by ever gave birth to a son. Mrs. Amanda Koch, who was living with Mrs. Slingsby in the fall of 1910, swore that no child was born to Mrs. Slingsby on Sept. 1, the date of the announced birth. On the other hand. Dr. Martin Regensburger. president of the state board of health, testified that he had attended Mrs. Slingsby just prior to that date, and that an heir was expected. Still another witness, Mrs. O. H. Bain, declared Mrs. Slingsby had giv- supports of the tank, and many gal lons of water flooded the building. A general stampede was made from the place. Efforts to corral the animal were of no avail. With one sweep of its tail it demolished the rest of the tank and the imitation grass that surrounded it. All was chaos, and the exhibitors were at their wits’ end. _ Finally a cowboy, by name Frank Leonard, proved himself the real hero, lassoing the animal with some tele phone cable that had been left in the back of the building. Now the sea cow lies peacefully in a newly-made and much stronger tank. Finds Warm Water Current. Sydney, N, S. W. —The discovery of a warm current that is 100 miles wide and flows at a seven miles an hour rate from its origin in the equatorial Pacific to eastern Australia and Tas mania has been made by M. Danne vid, head of the Australian fisheries department. compartments. It is still intact and is covered and well preserved by water tight cement. It was especially con* structed on different levels, and in this way the water was enabled to deposit sediment The reservoir dates from the time of Nero, when It was used as a salt water fish pond with the object of the artificial of exotic fish for the imperial table/ The artificial rear ing and hatching fish in ancient Rome Is attested by Pliny, who alludes to a special fish called the scams. probably the smallest building In the city, built on a lot 11 by 14 feet and capable of holding only two persona. The smallest house In the city, as revealed by recent research, is three feet six inches wide, and twenty-two feet long and two stories high, while the narrowest frontage is that of a •downtown strip which, while it is 94 feet deep, is only two inches wide. LONG SHIRTS FOR TRAMPS Winchester (England) Woman Fears ‘•Weary Willies" May Take Cold in Jail. London. —Night shirts provided for casuals at the Winchester workhouse are, by order of the guardians, to be made six inches longer. The change was advocated by a lady member of the board on the ground that the wear ers were likely to take cold. Through her efforts also straw-stuffed pillows are to be substituted for wooden blocks in the tramps’ sleeping ward. GOLD SHOWERS ON WORKMEN Coins Dated to the Fifteenth Century Are Found in Wall of Old House That Is Demolished. Rome. —While workmen were de molishing a fourteenth century house a shower of gold coins fell from a wall. The workmen tried to sell the spoil to an antiquary, but the police have confiscated the coins, which are of various dates back to the fifteenth century and bear the names of vari ous Popes and European sovereigns. en birth to a still-born babe in her place on Aug. 16, two weeks earlier. Word came to the officials later that the Slingsbys had taken steps to be represented in the present hearing, and in the arraignment of Dr. W. E. Fraser, who is charged with having falsified the birth certificate of the baby alleged to have been substituted. They .have also engaged the serv ices of a detective bureau, and are endeavoring to trace Lillian Ander son, alleged by the opposition to be the mother of the child the Slingsbys are now claiming as their own. Local officials frankly admit inabil ity to determine whether Lieutenant Slingsby and his wife are the victims of a well-planned conspiracy, design ed to deprive their child of his right ful inheritance, or are themselves the conspirators. Lieutenant Slingsby has already come into the possession of his own inheritance, a large English estate, but the disposition of property valued at about a half-million dollars, vested in their supposed son. depends upon the success of their attempt to estab lish his legitimacy. MAN 62 WANTS BRIDE OF 18 Writes to English Home Saying That He Needs a Young Wife to Share His Evening of Life. London. —Stating that up to the present he had been at sea. and sc “had not required a wife,” a letter from a sixty-two-year-old seaman, Richard McAdoy, was read the other day at a meeting of the Woolwich board of guardians. “But now I do,” the letter continued, “and I am writ ing to you to let me have one from the school.” McAdoy was formerly an inmate of the Sutton poor-law schools. “DEAD” MAN OBJECTS TO COLD When About to Be Placed In Coffin in Morgue He Speaks—Mourners Are Terrified. Brussels. —An old man was found apparently dead in the courtyard of an almshouse at Aaltre, Flanders, where he lived, and was taken to the morgue. While preparations were be ing made to put the man into a cof fin, he suddenly exclaimed, “How cold it is here I” The people round him were at first tefrified. which was found between Rhodes and Crete, but was bred artificially. Rome deplores the gluttony which has secured delicacies by sowing the seas and giving them new inmates. Plans to Deceive Trees. Washington. —Because he fears the balmy w r eather will delude his apple and peach trees into blooming ahead of time, William Thomas, who grows apples in Maryland, has sent for IOC tons of ice which will be cracked and placed about the roots. OLD FOE fiECALLS ■ GUIENJF WEST Says Some Outlaws Left Partic ular Marks on Victims. TALKS OF BERT CASEY Former U. S. Attorney for Oklahoma Tells How Marshal Fossett Inspired Three Desperadoes, His Prisoners, With Respect by Rare Rifle Shot. Guthrie, Okla. —“It has been the case I frequently that It was possible to i identify the slayer in outlaw days in Oklahoma and other sections of the i southwest either by marks on the : body of the slain person or the posi tion in which the dead body was found," says Judge Horace Speed of Guthrie, who was Lnited States at torney for Oklahoma for sixteen years and prosecuted many outlaw's and gun men. Speed was first appointed when Ok lahoma was opened to settlement, in ISB9, by President Harrison, and later . served under several other adminis trations During his days as chief prosecutor here for the government he was active against members of the Dalton, Doolin and other outlaw gangs, and studied their ways and methods as a means of helping himself in prosecutions of criminals, “Nearly every outlaw’ who was a killer had a different method of treat ing the bodies of his victims.” says Judge Speed. “Asa rule, the outlaw was very su perstitious, and It w r as for this rea j son mainly that he would show the i greatest respect for a victim’s body, in many instances performing the last rites in a truly ministerial manner. Other outlaws, and these were always of the most wicked brand, would mal treat and disfigure the bodies of their victims, and it was easy for an officer who understood these things to tell at a glance who the killer had been. “The most bloodthirsty man that ever came under my observation was Bert Casey, one of the last outlaw’ leaders in the southwest. He was al- w r ays ‘with his boots on,’ always ready to kill, and invariably he marked the victims’ bodies in a manner that never failed to reveal that Casey was the ; killer. i “Casey's mark was a kick in his i victim’s face. He would turn a dead body over after having killed in order to kick the face, leaving a heel im print on his victim. This, in m>; opin ion, was because Casey was so thor oughly wicked. “His victims, too, w r ere many, and the list included not only some of the bravest officers in the country, but al so members of his own band, for j Casey was also treacherous. If it hap pened that he did not lke some mem i ■ ■■ - ■■ " 1 Many a Poor Fellow Died Because of the Bandit’s Bad Temper. ber of his gang he would kill the fellow simply because he loved to kill. Many a poor fellow died because of the bandit leader’s bad temper. “Casey would shoot, and kill, too. in the same manner that many men hunt and kill w’ild animals. For in stance. on one occasion Casey shot a distance of 400 yards and killed an old farmer just to see if anew Win chester rifle would carry that distance and kill. The old man was plowing In a field, unconscious of approaching danger and unawmre of the nearness of the outlaw. Casey called the atten tion of a companion and then fired at the farmer. Casey laughed and re marked that the gun seemed to be a dandy. * “Other outlaws showed the greatest respect and reverence toward the dead bodies of their victims. I knew ; of one prominent gunman, in particu- I lar, who afterward became a good citizen, w’ho always laid out the bodies ! of the men he killed, performing the j last rites in a religious manner. He would close the eyes, place the hands by the body’s side or fold them across the bosom, and remove the boots. This man was one of the best shots the west ever knew. I do not know’ that he ever killed unless it w r as deemed necessary by him, for he was unusual ly kind hearted.” COFFINS FULL OF LIQUOR Undertaker Charged With Attempt to Ship Drink Into Eastern Oklahoma. Forth Smith, Ark. —An indictment was returned by the federal grand jury against L. S. Billings, an under taker of Muskogee, Okia., charging him with attempting to ship three caskets filled with liquor into eastern Oklahoma. The federal authorities at Los Angeles, Cal., to which place Bil lings is said to have fled, were advised to arrest him. wnumis shot : ; IN A HOLLOW TREE Depredations of Animal Had Terrorized Women and Chil dren in Tennessee. Bartlett, Tenn. —Inhabitants of this place and surrounding territory who have been thrown into excitement during the past week over the appear ance of a strange animal that ate small dogs and pigs were relieved when information came to them that It had been killed. It was a wild dog. For over a week a posse of farm ers has been tracking the animal through Hatchie river bottoms. Early In the morning they treed It in a hol low tree. Setting fire to the tree they smoked it out There whs a short, brisk fight be tween the dog and three men stand ing near before It was killed. The dog belonged to a negro living In Hatchie river bottoms. He said he There Was a Short, Brisk Fight. captured it when it was a puppy and raised it. After the dog became old enough to range for itself, the call ot the wild got back Into its heart and it went to the woods, occasionally re turning to get something to eat, then Anally it deserted the negro altogether Parties hearing the dog howl and bark thought it w T as a panther or wolf that had been run to the high ground by last spring’s floods. It had been seen on different occasions leaping over back yard fences with small pigs in Its mouth and frequently a full sized chicken, i So thoroughly frightened became ; parents they feared to allow their 1 children to go to and from school un ; protected. Men with shotguns fol | lo ved them, hoping they might get a | good shot at the animal. ROOSTER WAS TOO FAMILIAR Became So Affectionate That It Al most Bothered the Life Out of Its Owner. Carlisle. Pa—William H. Stone slfer, dealer in second-hand goods, was nearly startled off his feet when Robert Challis. a Wilkesbarre attor ney and a former Dickinson collego student, walked into his store' and asked ** ne might borrow’ money on a i live rooster. Challis, it appears, had walked Into the country while visiting here and came across a rooster that he ad mired The attraction was mutual and the attorney purchased the fowl I Intending to take It home with him. 1 Before a day had passed, however, i the rooster, became so affectionate i that it almost bothered the life out of ; him. It followed him around to his ■ meals, perched at the foot of his bed : while he slept and became a nuisance when it awakened him by early morn ing crowing. Challis, in a desperate effort to rid himself of the bird, sought the as sistance of Stonesifer and the trans fer was completed, despite the fact that the rooster strenuously objected 1 This Is the first time that a rooster has been pawmed in Carlisle. POOR. LEFT $400,000 ESTATE Bequeaths All to Charity, and Sister Who Was Ignored. Plans to Contest Will. Brockton, Mass. —Known as a “poor fnan,” Horace William Howard, a re cluse. had a fortune of nearly $500,000. I His will, filed for probate in court I here, leaves $400,000 to charity, in | eluding $185,000 for the establishment of a home for aged In Brockton and .large sums to the Brockton Hospital and other institutions here. Howard, who had only recently lived In Providence, in a room for which he paid only $1.25 a week, always dressed poorly and seldom spent more than 15 cents for a meal. His only living rela tive. Mrs. Marla P. Howard, a sister, was not mentioned in the will. She has announced she will contest it. KILLS OLD CLUBFOOT BEAR Idaho Farmer, After 17 Years’ Pursuit. Finally Succeeds in Slaying * Big Bruin. Idaho Falls. Idaho. —R. L. Scott, a farmer living near here, has succeed ed in killing a bear that he has been pursuing for seventeen years. Scott’s first encounter with the bear came when he set a trap for the animal which had been raiding his larder. One morning he found the toes of a bear s hind foot in his trap and some time later noticed the tracks of the wounded bear in the snow. The 4>ear remained in the neighborhood and be came known as “Old piuhfoot.*’ Scott has made many hunting trips after the bear and finally succeeded in killing him a few days ago. The carcass weighed 1,280 pounds ■ : _.p gSj’O/yi Uncle Sam Wants Goats for Service in the Army j 11* \SHINGTON.—Whether for ad ; W mlnistrative purposes a short haired goat should be classified with a paste pot. a fumigator or a six inch gun is a question now' demanding the serious attention of the wise men of the war department. The war department w'ants goats. Gcals that will eat mosquitoes, or at least that will eat the foliage where ' the mosquitoes treed and congregate, j are particularly desired. Just how many goats the department will want ; has not yet been settled because the acreage capacity of a goat for weeds and browsing has not yet been accur ately determined. However, the offl ; cials are looking for goats if, they can j find the right appropriation to charge them to, and it has ,not yet been de cided whether this should be equip- I ment, sanitation or miscellaneous ex i penditures. / The root of the trouble is Fort Washington, down the Potomac. This I has long been known as one of the most unhealthy posts in the army. The hospital there usually has the there Is Baim in Gilead and Salve in Africa LET joy expand like a choking ca nary and pleasure spout forth as water from a broken pipe. There is still balm in Gilead and salve in Africa There will be a grand inaugural ball. It will be such a scene of gaiety as the modest electric light bulb seldom smiled upon. ; , The die is cast. The gorgeous event will come to pass despite the prohibi tion of President-elect Wilson Prepa rations are going forward like a de tachment of Turks retreating from the Balkan frontier. While the event may prove a trifle disappointing to the ultra fashionable set, and somew'hat dazzling to the new chief magistrate, there will be all sorts of compensa tions. The tickets will cost less.. There will be more room In w r hlch to swing partners. The colored brother has beaten everybody to it. He has put the In augural committee on music up a tree and circumvented Governor Wilson He has chartered Convention hall, the largest auditorium in this city. He will have an affair that will make former events look like pine cones falling from a redwood tree. The National Negro Woodrow’ Wil Spirit Squad Is Needed as Adjunct to Police AS AN innovation, a “spirit squad” has been suggested as a desirable addition to the Metropolitan police force. This, it is argued, would great ly tend to clear up some mysterious robberies that have been reported to the central office. The reason why a spirit squad is •necessary was told the other day by Maj. Richard Sylvester, superintend ent of police. Major Sylvester de clares that many of the robberies which have been reported to the po lice occurred only in the dreams of those who reported them. Speaking of the queer kink in the hu man brain which permits such things to happen. Major Sylvester said: “In (-very walk of life we meet with queer and at times surprising experl Politics at a Funeral Leads to Swift Arbitration ALL THREE of the big political parties were involved in the row over the corpse of Charles Curtis, a colored messenger at the capitol. and the funeral was delayed one day. Curtis, who was a strong Democrat and organizer of the Personal Liberty league, died Tuesday. His erstwhile friend and political ally. George Rob inson. head of the house of repre sentatives’ tonsorlal parlor, called up on the widow with his condolences and was horrified to find that a Republican undertaker had been en gaged for the last touches. Robinson protested and the widow allowed him to go forth and hire a Democratic un dertaker, who. he said, would not present so large a bill. Robinson went on his mission. A few hours later two undertakers ap-- peared at the house and the ensuing , argument drifted from business to | politics, and finally to fisticuffs, and j the two men had to hunt up Robin son at the house barber shop to try to settle the matter by arbitration. They all made such a row there that Enough 'or Twelve —or Twenty-Four. The casual brother says there will be on? or two dozen pebple at Junch eon. He will telephone us 15 minutes, before they arrive. Yes, really, that's the best he can do. £>o we prepare for one or two dozen people, and theyj must Sit down to luncheon because j men hate a buffet meal. We struggle i with the problem: how many chickens | are required for 12 or 24 people? The answer, however, is really obvious. Enough for 24 will be enough for 12. —Katharine Baker, In the Atlantic. "S. R. O.” sign out, and the com pounders of quinine and kindred remedies have come to look upon the post as a regular meal ticket. All that seems to ail the fort Is malaria. Now', as every one knows by this time, the malaria mosquito is the only insect to carry malaria. Usually it is a rather simple matter to get rid of the mosquitoes by eliminating their breeding places, which are always collections, large or small, of stagnant water. But in the case of Fort Washington there has been trouble getting at the breed ing places. There is a stretch along the water front that is not wet enough to drain and yet Is too wet for sani tary purposes. The grass and weeds there have been cut and recut, but. they will not stay cut, ant. an im poverished government cannot Jet the war department have money enough for a sea’ wall or other sort of permanent binding on the edge of the river. So the war department has put in a rqquistion for goats, twenty of them, and they, being cheerful and pretty constant feeders, it is thought they can ! hd depended on to keep the vegeta tion in check so that the sanitation experts can find the wot spots on the .ground and standard oil the mosqui toes out of existence This start of twenty sounds modest, but it is as many healthy goats as the government can afford to buy | Billies and nannies both are desired son league of Richmond, Va., has ta ken the initiative. Also it deposited the necessary cash guarantee Giles B. Jackson, the negro millionaire, is president of the league. The inaugural ball under negro auspices is scheduled for the night, of March 5. It was de ferred a day in order that all might recover from the frolics and follies of March 4. Gold pieces at half price never went off like the tickets for this ball. Be tween five and six thousand have al ready been sold. The price per is $2.50. President-elect and Mrs. Wilson have been extended a cordial invita tion to attend a reception which the league will give prior to the opening of the ball. ences, but the police hear and see more that tends to question humanity than employes in any other line of work. “It seems strange, but nevertheless it is true, that persons have dreams and hallucinations which are reported to the police as facts for inveslgatlon. Dreaming of robbers, they have awa kened suddenly with all the excite ment and alarm that would attach to the genuine case, fired revolvers at the supposed intruder, and only been re conciled to their mistake after close inquiry proves it such. “The greatest imposition is that which occurs a great many times a year when persons who cannot or do not want to pay their just debts re port that they have been robbed of sums of money. They will prearrange to give color to the truth of their re port, but are generally found out in the end. “The public should not believe everything they read and hear about burglaries and highway robberies, for many of the cases so reported, after investigation, are shown to be without foundation. “So. the ‘spirit squad.’ ” the capitol police gathered in all hands and took them before Captain Megrew, superintendent of the capitol police. He is a wise man, but he h ; to acknowledge the complicatiop* were too swift for him. Asa last resort, the interested parties bethought them of Jerry South, the plain and unvarnished sou of Arkansas, chief clerk of the house and steam roller savant. He decided matter in a terrific hurry. He fired both colored undertakers, the Democrat and Republican alike, and hired a white undertaker. **And the odd part is that the final undertaker is a Bull Moose enthusiast. Turkish Postage Stamps. Because of a passage in the Koran forbidding the making of images, Turkish postage stamps have no pic ure, but bear instead the sign manual of the sultan, which is, in fact, an tin pression of his imperial hand. This signature is said to have had its ori gin with the Sultan Murad 1., who. on completing a treaty with the Italian republic of Ragusa in 1365, and being unable to sign his.name, applied ink to bis open hand *md slapped It upon -the parchment, .