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IS LIST T1M1S JOHANNESBURG RESIDENT IN PERILOUS ADVENTURE. NARROWLY ESCAPES DEATH Staging Over a Hundred Feet Below Surface of Earth Saves Unfortun ate-Faced Drowning:—Works His Way to Safety. London.—It is doubtful If any of the competitors at Bisley rifle meeting has experienced an adventure more grew some or perilous than one that befell Mr. Menzies, one of the members of tbe Transvaal team. As most persons ho have lived In or about Jo hannesburg, there Is a disquieting \ large number of death traps on "the gelds" in the shape of abandoned mine shafts, which have been left without cover and without being railed off. "I was walking from the mine to my home," said Mr. Menzies, In telling the story, "on a dark evening. I thought I was keeping to the road, but 1 must have turned aside a few feet. I was going along briskly enough, when I lost my foothold. I felt a fear- j fill blow, and then another. I had I fallen down a disused shaft. I fell down an inclined shaft, 70 feet, as 1 afterward measured. Then came a ; second incline, 20 feet or more, and then a third section, this time verti cal, 20 feet. more. Finally I landed a-straddle a couple of pieces of wattle ; staging laid across the List section of i the shaft. About a hundred feet below this again was the bottom part of the work ings, full of water. Had I fallen to i either side, instead of in the middle on the timbering, I must of course have fallen in to the water and drowned. As far as 1 thought at all, I wondered what had happened and what would , happen next. When I came to myself a little 1 put my hand to ray head, where there was an overwhelming pain, and my hand became sticky, whence I concluded that 1 had struck my head against the side In falling and was bleeding. For a long time I remained there, clinging desperately to the staging, and not knowing whether I should become so weak and giddy as to fall again to my death. I had no matches, and of course, was in total darkness; but I felt my way to the side timbers and to some piping, and lay these I man aged that night to climb up to where know 'WM w v* mi OL, . i il tâûk ■ mm J H - m ,/j , * f Va 1 l he FELL HEADLONG INTO THE DE SERTED SHAFT. the second section of the shaft began. 20 feet above. "How I got through the next day I have scarcely a notion. I know I clung there, and listened desperately for any sound which might hint of coming help; but as the hours passed aixl no body came I had to recognize that no body was likely to come near the work ings, much less down them, and that unless I could save myself there was uo prospect of being saved. "Several times I heard people pass vtthln a short distance of the mine, >ud then I cried out as loud as I could, but I got no reply. Once I felt sure I heard my little daughter calling t° me, and I called back with all my might; but nobody came. I found afterward that my little girl had been there, but though I heard her she could not hear me. I suppose my voice was wak, and that the sound when it reached the surface was dissipated in the upper air, and so could not be made ''Early the next morning—the sec morning of my imprisonment— Partly by 'shinning' up pieces of tim berings, partly by 'clawing' and dig Slug into the sides with my hands— fur I had not even a knife with me— I managed to clamber to the top. It '»as 10; 30 —38 hours from the time '»ben I had fallen. . I shall not forget my first look at 'ha upper world again. I was, of euurse, shaken all to pieces, and when Sut home I felt more dead than alive." Held at Bay by Wolves. Crystal Falls. Mich.—Hemmed in by * Pack of 30 or more wolves and armed uuly with small woodmen's axes, Roy Sullivan and Stephen Lowney. land °ukers, passed three nights in tne *H<ls of Iron county. Only a circle d fires maintained until daybreak kept be animals at bay. The constant vig ance, without sleep or rest, wore the ®uu out and they were forced to break i mp »'it bout completing their work. »olves would disappear at dawn. "ly to return at dusk. It Is supposed 'uey had killed off all deer In sur »unding country and were In a fam, j Bllln « condition. MAD ENGINE MAKES DASH FOR FREEDOM. Huns Shrieking Three Miles Across Suspension Bridge and Through a Town. Waco, Tex.—No, 138 had been gloomy for weeks. That Is the reason the engineer gives for the recent eecen trie occurrence that threw all Waco Into a panic and furnished incontro vertibla soul. Fireman Jim will say that any engine is as mooiy as a woman, drive 'em," he says, humor 'em. coddled enough, so she just slipped her bit." proof that an engine has a "You can't "You have to And No. 158 hadn't been j I No. 158 lives at the Houston & Texas Central railroad yards in East H !K ■ ; l I 19 rtWr J mil •JR THE BIG ENGINE DASHED TOWARD THE BRIDGE. Waco, in a barren and ugly district. Her soul revolted, and as she brood ed over her wrongs, there grew' in No. 158's mind a bold and daring project She was nervous and captious. Fire man Jim, all unuonscious of the fires already raging in her iron bosom, piled in fuel for the afternoon run. He and the engineer went out for dinner. What happened during the next 15 minutes none can say with certainty. The railroad yards were deserted, no one was seen to go or come. But at precisely 12:15, with a shriek of rage like a maniac's defiance, a big black engine dashed out of the yards and at top speed fled toward the suspension bridge over the Brazos river, which connects East Waco with the flourish ing town of Waco. A stupid but well-meaning engine, seeing suicide in No. 158's mein, barred her path. She hurled it aside a crushed and broken mass. An out house verged upon her wayward course. She paused long enough to demolish it. In another instant she was thundering across the bridge still shrieking like a demon. Once across, she slid over the tracks, through the heart of the city. The rail road is unguarded; electric cars and vehicles cross South Fourth street at will. Yet, in a town of 35,000, with a traffic commensurate to its size, the mad engine harmed neither carriage nor pedestrian. St raight to the slat ion of the Mis souri, Kansas & Texas, and, flushed with triumph, her panting sides ab solutely unscathed, she drew up amid a group of engines that had just re ported for duty. All sorts of explanations have been Some suggest that a mis offered. chievous boy may liave crept, in and turned on No. 155's steam, but Fire man Jim says it's "the critter's spirit just kickin' the insides out of her." LONG RACE WITH A GHOST Bradley, 111., Man Tells of Spooklsh Contest Which Takes Placo Late at Night. Kankakee, ill.—A Bradley man tells of a thrilling experience with a ghost as he was returning nome late at night recently. He was walking up the Illi nois Central tracks from Kankakee when he first noticed a welru figure in white closely following him. He grad ually increased his pace, but the white specter seemed possessed of a good pair of walkiug sticks, and increased his gait to correspond. The Bradley man being late and wish life missed ing to get home before his him, broke into a run, but on glancing behind saw the ghost without the least keeping the distance Just the Up through Broadway the two The man effort same. went at breakneck speed, started to leap the water works ditch, missed his footing and fell headlong. He got up and sat on the oppose side of the ditch, hut there was the ghost facing him. The Bradley man drew a deep breath. The ghost looked him di rectly in the face and said: that was a mighty good race we had, wasn't It mister?" "Y-y-yes," replied the man from Bradley, "and we're going to h-have another as soon as I get my b-b-breath." Dog Eeverts to Wild State. rtlca N Y.—While summering at Richfield Springs in 1903 Gen. George of Buffalo, missed his pet dog, a valuable greyhound. He was after ward seen roaming wild la tHe woods, all efforts to reach him were Recently the dog was set for wild animals. un and successful, caught In a trap Queer Suicide Fact. Buda-Pesth -Three young men in Salzburg. Austria, out of employment saizuurs, t bcy had, bought dinner at a restau another's "future" cemetery and com after the other, with ■hat money pooled a revolver, had a rant, drank to one and then went to a milted suicide, one the revolver. DEFIES MOROCCAN TRIBES IN RACE FOR SHIP. MEETS RAISULI'S BAND Disguised in Moorish Dress, Wife of New York Lawyer Ventures Where No White Woman Ever Set Foot. New York.—To catch the steamship Prinzess Irene, which reached this port recently, a New York guised in Moorish dress and riding a mule, braved death or capture at the hands of bandit tribes and traveled for 12 hours through a country in which no white woman, dis vornan had ever before set foot. Her name is Mrs. John Larkin, and she is the wife of a lawyer living in this city. With her husband and their two young sons, Mrs. Larkin left America some two months ago for a tour of the continent, with no particular place as their destination. When they reached Gibraltar an impulse inclined them to go across the straits to Tangier, and when they arrived at Tangier they wanted to continue in the more or less Irresponsible fashion of Americans, to any place that offered the most diffi culties. This happened to be the city of Tetuan. which is in the interior of Morocco. All sorts of troubles met them on the way. 7 heir boat was a frail one and before they had made a British 'ks in the j delayed half the journey they saw warship blown ou the r< same storm that eventually them for several days and compelled , them finally to anchor well out at sea j and go Into the Afriean port on a flat- ! 1 boat. It was merely a spirit of adven ture that had induced (hem to go In the first place, and for the same reason they went on. After spending three days in Tetuan Mr. and Mrs. Larkin decided it was time to return, hut found that the boat which had carried them had gone hack. Thereupon Mr. Larkin set out to find a means of getting back over land, but to his dismay he was In formed that such a project was impos sible because of the bandits infesting the mountains lying between, chief of whom was Raisull, who captured Per dicaris. Just at this time the Chereef of Waxan, neighboring province, ap 'Idtè&fWé",'.) A lff/0" (y,. mm.;, I / A r»; m c ' A, • M .S V y' : y 7:-v \ y/m 1 '■> a ■mW • 1 Sr.' w w . mm THEBRtGANDS GLOWERED AT THE CARAVAN AS IT PASSED, peared in Tetuan for a brief visit, and Mr. Larkin learned that he would soon return to Tangier with his caravan. He made a "deal" with the Chereef to take him and his wife with him, rely ing on the fact that the bandits never attacked their fellow countrymen, es pecially when they were well armed. Although the Chereef was willing, there was more difficulty when the British consul, Mr. Buak, the only con sul from an English speaking country in Tetuan, objected, because only a few days before he had asked for and been refused an escort for a trip only a few miles out of the city. For a time it looked as if Mr. Latkin would be de feated in his effort, but he finally overcame Buak, and, by prearrange ment, met the Chereef and his caravan outside the city gates early the next morning. In the meantime the Larkins had been provided with Moorish costumes, without: which they would have been at the mercy of the bandits. The Chereef gave to Mrs Larkin his fa vorite mule, an easy going animal, and they set off. The way lay across the Angheria mountains, but there are no roads, and the traveling is rough. Up and down passes and defiles, across ditches and under improvised bridges they had to go. It war about midday when they en countered Ralsuli and his band. They are the desperadoes who make a spe cialty of capturing Europeans or Americans and holding them for ran som, knowing that only Europeans or Americans with money can Indulge in the luxury of such adventure. The briginds, armed to the teeth, glowered at the caravan as it passed, but made overture of violence. This was chiefly because of the numbers of the Chereefs party, and also because they did not know there were any Euro peans or Americans in It. Only a few hours after Ralsuli's band had been safely passed, anothe trlbe of bandits was encountered, a tribe which Is Inces3antly at war with the other, but for the same reasons they, too, were passed in safety. Tan gier was reached at last and Mrs. Lar kin fel! off the Chereefs mule into her husband's arms, glad of her experi ence and also that It was over. no FATHER WEDS GIRL HE WINS FROM SON. The Bride Is 14, the Groom About 40, One-Legged and Has Twice Been Widowed. Greenport, L. 1.—Frederick Tabor ti about 40 years old ami one-legged. But he easily beat his son Russell. 16 years and two-legged, in the race for Abbie Tuthill's young affections. Mrs. Fred erick Tabor, who used to be Abbie Tuthill, is 14 years of age. and two weeks ago she wore dresses up to her ankles and went regularly to the gram mar school at Orient, near here. Russell Tabor is father cut him out and that he has a stepmother instead of a sweetheart, that he has left his home at Orient and is now weighing sugar In a grocery mail that his A A fiA m fc, I M Pi /Ä * T Ij I., HIS F A T H K U Cl'THl M O U T. store here. Russell has a sister, Hazel, l® years old, and she has declared on hcr j home if her papa brought there a mam* nia a J' ear younger than she is. Fred erick Tabor and his bride have re* ord and honor she would leave , j f unle( ' t0 his home. Mrs. Roseoe S. ! 1 ut hill, Abbie s mother, has disap 1 peared from her home. Frederick Tabor, a truck farmer, twice a widower, has four children. Mrs. Tuthill, a widow, has nine chil dren. So when Tabor began to visit Mrs. Tuthill's house everybody said he was courting her. Besides. Russell and Abbie kept company up to that time. Recently the elder Tabor asked the Rev. William C. McKnight, pastor of the Presbyterian church here, to mar ry him to Abide, The pastor said he would if Mrs. Tuthill consented, and she did; but the pastor changed his mind. So Tabor took Abide to new Jersey and married ner. The school trustees at Orient are great on compulsory education and maybe Mrs. Tabor will have to go to school until she is 16, anyhow. , HANDS NAILED TO A STAKE Grewsome Find in Mexico Supposed to Be the Work of Cannibals— Four Americans Disappear. Nogales, Ariz.-—Four human hands, nailed to a wooden stake, found driven into the ground near the ruins of a deserted camp not far fr in the Altar district of Sonora, Mex., it is feared may prove the last that will ever he found of four Arizonians, T. F. Grlndell, Olin Rolls, of Douglas, David Ingram, of Blsbee, and Lieut. Hoffman, who was an officer in Roosevelt's rough rider regiment, who passed through Nogales last June with the intention of exploring Tiburon island in the Gulf of California. The gruesome find was made by a Mexican cowboy while hunting cattle, it is reported that. E. P. Grlndell, of Tucson, was at Herrauslilo seeking in formation of the party. The tragedy indicated by the horrible find is unex plained. Tiburon Island Is a large island In habited by a savage tripe of Indians, who have resisted all a-, tempts on the part of the Mexican government to civ ilize them by retreating to inaccessi ble mountains. The natives are cannibals, and a few years ago killed and ate the captain and crew of the curio schooner World of San Diego, for which many of them were deported by the Mexican govern ment. It is feared that. Grlndell and asso ciates may have shared the same fate, as the natives often ravage the main land. Caborca, Takes Swim in His Sleep. English, Ind,—Deserting his bed for two hours or more, at least twice a week, and then denying' that he had been absent at all, caused Mrs. Gabriel Jackson to become suspicious of her husband and led her to have her broth ers "keep an eye upon h m." Recently Gabriel slipped out as usual and was followed watchfully by his brothers-ln* law while he traveled mere than a mile to the old "swimming hole" upon hia father's farm, where he divested him self of his clothing and swam to and fro across the pond three or four times. When he emerged he carefully re dressed and then returned home and to bed. The next morning he knew nothing of the occurrence till told of it, and could not believe it till brought to the scene and shown the footprints In the sand. The queer part of It is that Jackson is not known to he a somnambulist, though he had been thus afflicted In childhood. Vitality of an Octogenarian. Mrs. Katherine Maxam. aged 83, trav eled all the way from Saginaw. Mich., to West Hoboken, N. J,, in order that sha might be photographed with her daugh ter, granddaughter and great-grandson. She made the Journey»wlhout feeling any special fatigue and on reaching her deatln&tion Insisted on going to the pho tographer's at once. I »I DRUNK, HE CHOOSES FLAG STONE FOR REPOSE. LAYS CLOTHES ABOUT HIM Young Man of Good Family Is Aroused by Home-Going Party Late at Night — Residents Shocked by Incident. Chicago.—The sidewalk In front of the Marine hospital, near Graceland. Is a broad, level and altogether pleas ant promenade, nurses noons am! by strolling couples in the evenings. Its flagstones are of a whiteness which distinguishes this from all others in the vicinity, near the entrance of the hospital there particular flagstone that is whiter than all the test. ■h frequented by 'Hit their charges in the after de And is One night recently a party Park residents, o of Buena j i * of whom is sician in the public eye. wet to t hoi : homes In Hitters' phy- j returning j place, i .,-t The party here had their attenth recte 1 i °n which reposed an object not at first j identified in the deep shadow of (ho ! great building. dl the marble bite* flagstone, ! "It's a man!" cried one of (he wo So it was i s tone lay young man clad only in a suit of pink | underclothing. Surrounding tin* reposeful young men, venturing ein. or. Stretched tin white A; es the clothing of which he had man divested himself or been divested. A gray Nowi arket ?ont lay neatly folded beneath derby hat and a pair of smart yellow gloves, alongside. Clos A natty cane la at hand were a sari; j coat and fancy waistcoat, also neatly j folded, and at the edge of the flagstone, laid out flat in strict 'bite con os a pair | a trim formanee with tho creases., \ of trousers. A little farther little pile of effects became, ination, a delicately figured shirt, a collar, a flowing silk lie. and kerchief. Close by but not on the snowy flagstone, stood a pair of shoes beside which reposed a pair of socks and garters. exam hand [ I I j I i I I I "He's drunk," said one of the men, ■farting to lead the women from the embarrassing spot. "But maybe he's been robbed—may -1 be he's hurt—he looks like a good sort," persisted one of the women. At this the physic,an stepped for ward and gently shook the young man TW 3, "'20'* ' •* %■ ^ lJ m mw ffW yi V« * Æ w\ v; r'v A m Wi V, IV m m m 7/ TgisjOf 1 y 9 ' W CLAD ONLV IN HIS UNDERCLOTHES HE SLEPT PEACEFULLY. by »he arm. The speaker stirred un easily. " s time, get up?" tame an unsteady voice. But the young man didn't open his eyes. "Can'tsh let fellow sleep little while longer?" he murmured The doctor shook the form more vio lently, and at last brought It sitting upright. The young man looked around In a dazed way, rubbing his eyes. "Why, 't ain't morning ye—" At sight of the group of people the young man stopped in the middle of a wold. With opened mouth hia eyes traveled from one face to another and then perplexedly down his own pink costumed figure. "Wha' sh matter?" he finally man aged tr. say. The company told the young man what appeared to them to be the mat ter, and the young man agreed with the diagnosis. He was induced to arise and con his clothes, the women at this point strolling on and the men re maining as the young man's valets. During the robing he confided to them his t ame, which is that of a family resident on the South side and distin guished as rich and socially elect. By the time the young man was dressed a cab was waiting at the curb. "Have you any money?" asked (he physician. The young man. after a pocket to pocket search, produced a bulky roll of bills He atarted to get into the cab. "One moment, please," said the doc tor "Would you mind telling me why you happened to choose this particular spot for a bed?" '1 he young man steadied himself ami gazed long and thoughtfully down at the glistening white flagstones. " '8poae t looked like bed—'sposad *t «u bed—my bed t home '» ail While Ju*' like this." BOY ESCAPES SHARK TO ENTER JAIL CELL Plunges Into Ocean and Gets Aboard British Schooner After Fight with Fierce Maneater. Philadelphia. -After being chased by a shark in West Indian waters in a desperate attempt to reaeh a Philadel phia-bound vessel anchored a mile off shore, Charles Stanley, a native of s>t. Croix, succeeded in oarding the craft, only to be debarred from landing when the boat reached this port. Dangers that would have caused brave men to hesitate wi crcomu by this 16-year-old boy In his desire to sot foot on Uncle Sam's soil. The British schooner I-ean A. Wlild den, on which Stanley look refuge aa a stowaway, was anchored «bout a aille \ i " i U ,r m f/v > j «L r'ß m?' ' ' ' ' Vw* ' 1 j j i j ! ! i 1 | . A; STANLEY BEAT A RAPID RET BEAT WITH TUE SHARK IN ITRHUT the coast a waiting Bara* >f St. Croix veut her to proceed t , o l t() , a j •argo of cocoa nut s. The hoy learned that the vessel I B I destined for Philadelphia and he at get aboard. Sharks olved in re re plentiful off the shore of St. Croix j i iU i young Stanley did not fear them, j With a knife tightly gripped between ailed int Ms teeth. tor and struck out vigorously for (ho | ship ai anchor, he boy the wa Ho had covered nearly not 20 feet 100 yards when ho ahead of him one of the dreaded man eaters. Stanley turned on the Instant and beat a rapid retreat, with the shark In pursuit. Swimming with his knife In one hand, the boy finally gained the shore unharmed. During an attempt, later bo was not mo;« Ted until he lmd nearly reached the ship's aide. Then his old enemy appeared again, but by good swimming lie got. to the ship in safely. As i.o climbed over the stern he was nearly detected, as the vessel's commander, Capt. McKeown, was on deck. Stanley made bis way below, and hidden underneath sand ballast was carried to sea. At Baracoa the ship ran into a gab* and the stowaway had to show himself on deck. After 1 lie storm he was put to work loading co il efficient [ helper that the captain granted hi . re o Philadelphia. I The boy thought that once here hia pleadings with the Immigration inspec I tors would enable him to land, j He was debarred, however, and is I brokenhearted at. the thought that, he i must return to St. Croix. As a nafe I guard «gainst possible escape, Stanley I was taken from (be vessel at Drown street wharf and locked up in (lie Third and Fairmont avenue police sta tion until the schooner leaves for the I West Indies. -1 He proved such lUtfl. quest to lie take 1 ' FIRST BATH IN 80 YEARS. Octogenarian Fears for Awful Re sult and Admits He Had Never Been "Scrubbed." Binghamton, N. Y.—Cburlcs Furlow, aged 80 years, was taken to the coun ty farm from the town of Chenango. As Is customary at the admission of an Inmate to that institution a hath was given him. The old man hesitated to accept the kind offices of Keeper Pollard. "1 vum! Ain't It pesky risky?" he added. "Never was In a bathtub in my born days; leastwise haven't been scrubbed since i was a boy, and we used to go swlmmln' In the old sheep washin' hole in the erlck. It's dangerous. Might get a chill and (urn into ammonia." After the scrub bing and rinslug process the ohl man looked pleased, and said to the attend ant: "if I'd a-known that baths didn't hurt I'd a-taken one before this. Like to get in that tub twice a day. while I stay here, If you're sure t'ain't danger ous and ammonia won't set in." Entire Town Hunts Bear. Wcilsboro, Pa,—Fifty citizens of Lit tle Hickory, the male population of the town, participated in a bear hunt and bagged an animal weighing 347 pounds. The bear appeared as the village school was dismissed and the children spread the news. At the first shot the hear charged the hunters, who fled to a nearby barn. Bruin tore down barbed wire fences and overturned wagons, while the hunters fired from points of safety. After more than 100 shots had been fired a bullet pierced ue bcarW heart. That night there was a barbe cue. Wed* Seventh Wife at 90. Richmond, Va — Ninety years old, six times married and the father of 44 children, with grandchildren galore, Jacob Kinney, of Henrico county, has secured a license to take a seventh bride The woman of his choice is Ann Green, a widow, who admits hav ing passed the slxUetn mile post. The old man has been a widower for some time. He says now that he feels the need of a helpmate, although he is as spry as he was 20 years ago, and Is aide to do considerable work ou bl» farm.