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HUMAN INTEREST STORIES IN THE CONTEMPORARY NEWS OF THE COUNTRY
HE THROUGH HIS
BRAIN, BOY LIVES
Tony Cienzo Surprises His
Doctors, Who Had Given
Him Up for Dead.
1 NEW HAVEN, Conn., .Jan. 2.—Liv
ing with the track of a bullet furrow
ed ' through his brain, little Anthony
Cienzo is fast becoming the pet of the
state hospital in this city, where he has
been a patient for a month. The phy
sicians are interested not only in Tony's
big brown eyes and winning ways but
in the progress of the injury which
kept him for many days and nights
partially paralyzed and lying between
life and death.
During that time his life hung by a
thread and it was only by a stetho
scope that his heart beats, which told
the attendants that life was returning,
could be detected.
On Nov. 22 Tony was playing in a
candy store at No. 78 Wallace street,
this city, with Luigi Moresco, when the
latter, also a small child, took from a
shelf a revolver and pointed it at Tony,
crying: '"Look out, I shoot!" As he
pulled the trigger the explosion nearly
knocked him down and sent a 32-cal
iber bullet into Tony's left temple, just
below the line of his hair. The bullet
passed through the child's skull and out
the back of his head, making a hole
through the frontal lobe of the brain.
Unconscious for a Week.
Tony was taken to the hospital where
he was in an unconscious state for
nearly a week. "He cannot live twen
ty-four hours," declared the physi
cians when they saw the wound. The
next day Tony was still alive and the
doctors again declared death to be a
question of but a short time. But Tony
lived on with the hole in his brain.
Pieces of splintered bone were extract
ed where the bullet entered and the two
wounds in the head were kept dressed
carefully. Nourishment was adminis
tered artificially, as paralysis of one
side of the face and of the right leg
and arm, together with almost total
unconsciousness prevented the child
lYorri 1' eating.
At last, after many days,.Tony open
ed his eyes and began to notice what
was going on about him. The physi
cians marveled and began to hope for
recovery. Though totally unable to
understand English and able to utter
But a few words, Tony has received
many distinguished visitors since he
has been in the hospital. Now the
paralysis is almost gone, but the hope
ful physicians say considerable treat
ment will be required before he com
pletely regains his faculties.
Christinas day was made pleasant for
Tony by a visit from his parents, and
a big smile which always lights his
countenance on the appearance of his
mother indicated his pleasure. Two lit
tle hand bells have been given him to
play with, and he amuses himself by
the hour with these.
The question of most interest to the
physicians is whether the partial de
struction of the brain will in any way
change the disposition of the child. The
passage of the bullet through the mo
tor area, it is said, is likely to affect
some functions. Whether when the
child fully regains his faculties he will
be of his former sunny disposition or
liionose and' stupid is yet to be an
swered. At present indications point to
his retaining all his bright faculties.
The doctors say that the wounds are
almost healed externally as well as in
ternally.
FITZSIMMONS ON THE MANLY ART OF SELF-DEFENSE
(BY THE EX-CHAMPIOiN OF THE WORLD.)
Drawing Back from Left-Hand Lead
to a Position to Deliver Left on
Opponent.
PART II.—ARTICLE V.
How the Heavy Man Should Train and
Fight.
THE big men often do not know
how to handle themselves when
in a fight, so I will tell them.
The greatest mistake that big men
make is in spending so much of their
time in doing all kinds of work to de
velop their muscles and wind and hit
ting powers, and so little in studying
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Th» Slip—Second Position. Side.
Stepping Left-Hand Lead and
Delivering Right on Neck.
DEATH RECALLS
PHAWIIPS
Descendant of Survivor of
Wreck of Palantine Dies,
Aged 105 Years.
NAKRAGANSETT JPIER, R. L, Jan.
2.—Mrs". Violet Hazard, colored, orfe
hundred and five years of age, died a
few days agro. She had been blind for
many years. Mrs. Hazard was born in
an old mansion on Block Island in 1798,
and she was perhaps best known for
her connection with the famous tradi
tion concerning the loss of the Dutch
ship Palantine, the phantom boat,
which always reappeared with fantas
tic light aglow off Block Island just
before a storm. It was the Palantine
and her mysterious light about which
the poet Whittier wrote:
The dead of long past years
Those sad forebodings keep,
In blaze horrific reappears
And plays along the deep.
The story of the ill-fated craft as
handed down from generation to gen
eration, and while mythical is surely
not without foundation, is that about a
century and a half ago the Dutch ship
Palantine, bound from a point un
known, but presumably from Holland,
and laden with a party of emigrants
coming to the new world, was either
pillaged by the crew and abandoned by
them, or lost in a tremendous gale, and
drifted ashore on Block Island. The
storm-tossed vessel came ashore with
all sails set, and the f^w passengers
whose lives were spared were taken off
and cared for by the native islanders.
In some way the ship was set on fire,
by whom tradition has various theories
—and the story goes that one unfortu
ate woman stood on the deck crying
for mercy while the ship vanished in
flames.
Those who had the good fortune to
be taken ashore were looked after by
the kind-hearted dwellers of the
island, and among them was a young
Dutch woman who was saved by an
African negro slave. It is said that
those who were rescued died later, and
about the only survivor was the Dutch
woman. She became the wife of her
rescuer, and Mrs. Violet Hazard, whose
death recently took place, was a direct
descendant of the sole survivor of the
wreck of the Palantine.
Mrs. Hazard often told of the loss of
the Palantine, and vividly described the
mysterious light which illuminated the
phantom ship. This light resembled a
burning ship, and almost invariably
appeared off Block Island before the
advent of a great storm. The lights
would dance to and fro, and in relating
her vision Mrs. Hazard said: "I reckon
it was seen before storms as long as
any one lived who was aboard on that
ship." Mrs. Hazard would often relate
many of the incidents connected with
the life of Block Island nearly a cen
tury ago.
Sacrilege.
The Republicans of the lowa delegation
were conferring with Senator Allison in
his committee room on a federal judg
ship the state is soon to have, when Sen
ator Dolliver came in to join the gath
ering.
"Some excitement up in the senate just
now," Dolliver remarkecTto Allison.
"Indeed," said Allison, "What was it?"
"Carrie Nation raised a row in one of
the galleries and they arrested her."
"Ah, yes," said Senator Allison.
"Charged her with disturbing the peace,
I suppose."
"No," broke In Representative Bird
sail, who has just begun his first term,
"with disturbing the dead."—New York
World.
out the tricks of the game. Any big,
heavy athlete has an immense ad
vantage, if he wants to become a
boxer, right at the start. He has the
'power; all he lacks is the knowledge
how to use it to the best advantage. I
will give him three rules to follow:
Be aggressive.
Do not be careless.
Remember that you have the punch.
Your natural strength and weight
are enough to put you on the ag
gressive at all times. You are not like
a little, weak chap who is forced to
keep away from his opponent and pro
tect himself. Your mere weight is
bound to give you the upper hand over
an opponent if you keep boring in at
him. But at the same time you must
not let this Idea of foreign matters
make you careless. It is so easy to
fight in a slipshod, careless fashion.
And it is just as easy for the other
fellow to suddenly reach out and hit
you a blow that puts you down and
out when he catches you in one of your
careless moods.
_ The idea of 'taking a punch for the
opportunity to give one" is all right if
you are careful to see that the punch
you "take" does not land on a vital
spot.
As to the' next item in a big- man's
fighting schedule—his ability to give
a punch that will bring down his man
—too much attention cannot be given
to his education upon this line.
He is built upon lines that give him
a natural advantage for sending in a
hard blow. He should cultivate his
ability in this line, and study out how
he can land the hardest blow.
Remember you have weight to add
speed to the blow if you only throw it
behind your arm.
Do not waste your energy and
strength In hitting lightly; study well
just whereto land the blow, and when
you hit do it with all the strength and
force and weight yau can muster.
Just as your first strikes your op
ponent's body set your arm rigid and
throw your weight against it.
When you have knocked your op
ponent down do not rush at him as
soon as he is on his feet.
Take your time. Feint him once or
twice, thus confusing him. Then he
will probably leave an opening, and
you can administer the knockout with
out danger to yourself.
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SUNDAY, JANUABY 3. 1904.
FISHES FOR GROUSE
Lumberman Catches Birds
With Hook and Line.
SHREWSBURY, Vt., Jan. 2.—A
lumberman known as "Big Hank," who
is employed on a logging job back in
the mountains, won a bet a few days
ago by bringing into camp eight fine
grouse which he captured without the
aid of. trap or gun.
'Some days ago the men began to
complain because the boss who boards
the hands refused to lay In turkeys or
chickens for the New Year's dinner. He
said that salt meat -was good enough
for any one if served with cranberry
sauce, and that if the men wanted fowl
they could get it themselves.
It was a long time to pay day, and
buying fresh meat was out of the ques
tion. There were no firearms In camp,
so the fact that the woods were full of
grouse did not help matters. In the
midst of the grumbling "Big Hank" of
fered to bet any one in camp two
pounds of spruce gum that he could
"catch grouse enough to go 'round
without the aid of a trap or gun."
He had five takers. Next-morning the
lumberman went to the ox barn and
dug from under the hay a wooden box
which he had placed there last summer.
In this box were over 200 grasshoppers
which he had collected during the
warm weather and housed away for
spring fishing. Putting a dozen of these
in a baking powder can he repaired to
his room, where he took out several No.
12 fly hooks (the smallest size used for
trout), and attached to each a fine five
foot snell. He then baited the hooks
with the grasshoppers, tied the snells
to a strong fish-line and departed for
the spruces.
Selecting a good feeding ground for
the birds lie burled the snells in the
snow in such a way that the grass
hoppers, now frozen, lay on top. Then
he tied the line to a stump, scattered a
few grains of cracked corn about and
left.
About dusk he returned and found he
had caught two grouse. The birds were
roosting in a nearby spruce and seemed
uncomfortable. It was easy to pull
them in and bag them. The next day
he repeated the experiment and got
three. In all he got eight, which were
frozen 1 and kept until yesterday, when
they were cooked and eaten by Hank's
thankful comrades.
SING OLD SONGS TO
ROUSE A DYING WOMAN
Neighbors Gather at Bedside of Mrs.
Leah Keith, 112 Years of Age.
VjREENSBORO, Pa., Jan. 2.—Hop-
Ing to stir some'echo in a mind which
holds the records of over a century,
neighbors of Mrs. Leah Keith stand
at her bedside at Grisemore, where
she lies dying-, and sing- the old harv
est songs of Indiana county.
According to her own story—and
this is borne out by figures—Mrs. Keith
is 112 years old. In her youth and up
through the days of maturer woman
hood she was looked upon as a singer
of reCve ability. During the last two
years she has lapsed into a stupor at
intervals, and only the notes of the
old time melodies, so dearly associated
with her earlier days, could stimulate
the failing senses and bring back the
fast fading memory.
So the neighbors, many grown gray,
but who as girls and boys knew Mrs.
Keith as an old woman, have gathered
around her bedside for a final battle
with the grim presence whose hand
Father Time has stayed these many
years. They have sung there before and
each time their voices have penetrat
ed the coma and the centenarian has
come back to life and understanding.
This time, however, they fear the hand
of death will not lift, and all their
songs have so far been in vain.
Stopping a Left-Hand Lead.
I have seen men unduly eager to
finish an opponent whom they have
knocked down or dazed, rush into the
fight, only to receive a wild swing on
the jaw and meet defeat just at the.
moment when the battle was all in
their hands—because of failure to de
fend themselves.
Muscles of the Shoulders Play the
Most Prominent Part in Land- .
ing a Knockout.
"How can I learn to strike a hard
blow?"
That is a question that is asked of
me frequently by both young and mid
dle-aged men, so I am going to tell
them. There is neither trick nor art
worth mentioning in striking a hard
Inside Right-Hand Cross-Counter.
LONG LIEE DUE TO
RUM AND TOBACCO
Luckner. Who Is 100 Years
Old, Has Drunk Whisky
for 80 Years.
DUBUQUE, lowa, Jan. 2.—Adam
Luckner, an inmate of the Dubuque
county poorhouse, who celebrated his
one hundredth birthday this week, has
received leters from physicians in vari
ous parts of the country inquiring as to
the truth of the reports sent out that
he has used tobacco and liquor in mod
eration for eighty years, and that he
attributes his longevity to these hab
its.
"I suppose many people honestly be
lieve that I am joking when I say that
I have indulged in tobacco and liquor
for so many years," said the centenar
ian today to a World correspondent.
"The fact of the matter is I do not con
sider it anything to brag about, and I
suppose the doctors will say that I am
out of my head, but nevertheless it is
true that I have used from one-half to
a package of tobacco each day for the
last eighty years, and have drunk from
two to seven glasses of whisky each
day.
Health Never Impaired,
"Considering this dally consumption
many people would say that I have
used liquor and tobacco in excess, but I
call it moderate, as at no period of my
life has my health been impaired in
the least by these habits."
Luckner was seated in an arm-chair
smoking and conversing with a group
of paupers, none of whom appeared
more active than the centenarian, al
though the oldest of them has not yet
reached the eightieth milestone.
"Tobacco has not given me great
pleasure, but I have found It to be an
excellent tonic for the nerves. Of
course, it may prove injurious to some
people even when used in moderation,
but I am judging my own case. I have
always made it a rule not to Indulge in
tobacco until one hour after meals on
account of the waste of saliva, and I
consider that the principal reason why
my stomach has not been injured by to
bacco. I never read without smoking,
and in my younger days when making
my way in the world at hard, outdoor
work I sometimes consumed as much
as one package of tobacco a day in
working hours and one-third of this
amount in the evening, although I must
admit that this was excessive, and had
I continued to use so much I feel that
I would not have lived to celebrate my
one hundredth birthday anniversary.
More Benefit From Whisky.
"I feel that I have derived more ben
efit from whisky than tobacco, although
I have used it more moderately. I be
lieve that liquor is of incalculable value
to a man who has reached his sixtieth
year, as at his age the blood becomes
very thin and liquor gives one more
blood. A glass whisky taken before
breakfast warms the stomach and aids
digestion and tones up an aged man's
system even more than it does a young
man. A drink before dinner, supper
and at bedtime is also beneficial, but I
do not approve of imbibing in the aft
ernoon, as I become drowsy after it
ceases to stimulate me. I cannot ac
count for this and probably it does not
affect other men in the same way, but
for myself I seldom take a drink of
whisky in the afternoon.
"Four or five drinks of whisky a day
strengthen my nerves and make me
feel vigorous, but when I drink seven
or eight, which is seldom, my nervous
sj'stem appears wrecked."
blow. The mere landing of a hard
blow, be it on the face, head or body,
is not a question of skill. It fs
strength, and nothing but strength,
that sends in the blows which ara
commonly called "hard."
Why Anyone Can Learn to Hit Hard.
For this reason anybody can learn
to hit hard. If it took skill, there
might bo some people who would not
be able to master the trick well
enough to land the blow. But there
does not live a man, woman or child,
be they moderately healthy, who can-
Tho Famous Shift. After Delivering
the Solar-Plexus Blow withj|he Left,
You Whip the Same Hand Up to ths
Jaw Without Moving the Position
af the Feet.
not, with sufficient patience and exer
cise, bring themselves finally to a
point where" they can land a truly
hard blow.
The muscles of the shoulders play
the most important part in the de
livery of a hard blow. Take any
boxer who has finely developed back
and shoulder muscles and you will
find that he is a stout hitter. No mat
ter how weak his biceps and forearm
muscles may be, in comparison with
those of his shoulders and back, if
the latter have the power he will be
what is commonly known as a
/'knocker-out."
Of course, it is to one's advantage
to have well-developed biceps and fore-
TOMAHAWK IN OAK
Woodman Finds Weapon Bur
ied In the Heart of a Log.
CHESTER, Vt. Jan 2—Charles
North, who lives near the "Summit,"
was sawing up an oak log in the woods
near his place, a few days ago, when
the steel teeth came In contact with
metal. The log had been felled the
winter before. North abandoned the
saw and resorted to an ax.
. After ten minutes of labor he dis
closed the butt of what appeared to
be a hatchet firmly imbedded in the
trunk of the tree, ten inches in from
the bark. A little more cutting and the
hatchet fell out and proved to be an
Indian tomahawk, covered by rust, but
still in a fair' state of preservation.
North could see nd traces of an in
scription on the blade, and carefully
washing off the rust he was able to
make out several words.
The name "Peter Snow" was visi
ble where the blade had joined the
handle, and a little in front of this was
"Gen. Stark's Army, 1777." There were
two other words that could not be
made out and the words "white
squaw." A rough fine drawing of a red
fox was scratched on the reverse side
of the blade, and below that two eagle
feathers.
In 1777 Gen. John Stark and his New
Hampshire militia marched from Con
cord, N. H., to Bennington, Vt., and
camped for two months near Lowell
Lake, a short distance from where the
tomahawk was found. He later took
part in the battle of Bennington. Many
curiosities have been found near the
camp, which is now marked by an old
burying ground. Several years ago a
resident of this place discovered under
two feet of soil a cannon ball and a
tomahawk similar to that found by
North, but it had no inscription.
It is believed that one of Stark's
soldiers left the weapon in the tree,
and that the wood grew around it un
til it covered it. The oak was old and
stunted, but in full vigor when felled.
MASQUERADED AS A
MAN FOR 25 YEARS
Death of an Indiana Hermit Reveals a
Remarkable Deception.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 2.—"Un
cle John" Ancherlee, who lived almost
a hermit's existence on a little farm
near Eckerty for more than twenty
five years, was found dead in bed yes
terday and the coroner's jury found
"him" to be a woman.
"Uncle John" lived alone until about
two years ago, when she brought home
a little girl, representing it to be her
sister's child, and taught it to call her
uncle. This girl, now about thirteen
years old, Is the only known mourner.
"Uncle John's" house was always a
favorite haunt for young folks on ac
count of the old hermit's stock of fairy
stories and ghost stories.
Nothing has been found to give a
clew to the past history of the woman
or the causes that prompted her to live
as a man.
Speaking of Pests.
Everybody was discussing the boll
weevil, which is destroying the cotton
crop of the South.
"Nature should have a method of ex
terminating the pest," declared Repre
sentative Overstrect. "Usually you will
find that nature provides a remedy for
pretty nearly all pests."
"How about Grosvenor, of Ohio, and
Champ Clark, of Missouri?" inquired' a
bystander.
Left-Hand Body-Punch and Duck.
arms, as this will add to the compact
ness and solidity of the blow.
Muscles Most Easily Developed.
There are no muscles of the body
that are more readily developed than
those of the shoulders, back and arms.
A rubber exerciser, such as can easily
be fastened upon any door-frame, a
light pair of dumb-bells and regular
breathing exercises will accomplish the
object.
Like every other kind of exercise,
however, regularity counts for every
thing. Ten or fifteen minutes' work
in the morning, a short, stiff walk, a
dozen full, deep breaths, forcing the
air down into the stomach and out
again through the nose, and the same
routine at night, will soon endow you
with the power of hard hitting. But
you must pursue such a course of
training with preciseness and regular
ity to secure the desired result.
Punching the bag is the best exer-
The Slip—First Position,
MOURNERS' HOTEL IN
UNDERTAKING SHOP
New York Concern Starts a
(Novel Hostelry for Its
Patrons.
NEW YORK, Jan. 2.—A firm of un
dertakers on Eighth avenue, near
Nineteenth street, have established a
hotel for mourners in connection with
their shop. One would think such a
hotel would be too uncanny to attract
custom, but here is what the manager
of the firm says about it:
"We have long had In*mind the proj
ect of furnishing quarters like these
for our patrons, because on a number
of occasions we have been obliged to
find rooms in houses near our place for
relatives of the dead whose funerals
were to be held in our establishment. A
few weeks ago we had the body of a
man whose home was in the West. He
had died in a hotel on Fifth avenue.
The hotel managers refused to allow
the body to remain under their roof.
Two members of the dead man's fam
ily, on arrival here, were so indignant
with the hotel people that they refused
to patronize a hotel and appealed to us
for a room in our building. We gave
them one, and they seemed well pleased,
uncanny as some people might think It
to be.
Doing a Flourishing Business.
"The family paid well for their ac
commodations, and we decided to fit up
rooms on the fourth floor of the build
ing to be used in case we had such a
request again. Now we have eight
rooms, which are rented at the rate of
$2 per day and for an additional dollar
we serve meals. We have a caterer
who each day submits a menu equal to
that of any hotel in the city, and the
meals are served in a private dining
room. It Is seldom that the relatives
of one of our dead meet those who are
staying in another room, and for that
reason a good many of those who stay
in our building do so for the sake of
privacy.
"The fact that we have two chapela
in the building to be used for funerals
makes our building attractive as a
hotel to those not wishing to hold
funerals in their homes, and another
reason is that some persons dislike
calls of well-meaning people who offer
sympathy and say things in some cases
not agreeable. Here no one can see the
relatives of a dead person except by
invitation from the relative.
"There have been many good chances
in the undertaking business during the
past few years. Chief among them is
the remarkable number of colors in
which caskets are now made up. In
one undertaking shop in the city there
are no less than a dozen cloth-covered
caskets of different colors on exhibi
tion, all of which are popular. /)ne is
a dull red, and is trimmed with gun
metal handles and plate. There are
also pink and rose colored, purple, gray
and drab, as well as white and black."
A Good Place to Avoid.
In the northern Shan states, on the bor
der of Burma, there is a tribe called the
Wild Was. These people propitiate with
human skulls the demons whom they wor
ship. Outside every village in their coun
try there are many posts, all in one line,
decked with human skulls. A niche is
cut in the back of each post, with a ledge
on which the skull can rest, and grin
through a hole In the front of it. Every
village has a dozen and some as many
as a hundred of these head posts. Fresh
skulls are in special request at harvest
time, and are purchased for large sums,
those of distinguished visitors being par
ticularly desired.—New York Commercial.
rise for developing the shoulders, back
and arms. It is the primary school of
hard punching. Every muscle of the
body is brought into play. It traina
the eye and schools the brain to act
quickly. You gain in both delivery
and defense.
The Plan for an Amateur's Successful
Encounter.
All amateur boxers are inclined to
be nervous. This is a fault. The best
way to cure It is to do all the boxing
you can with men whom you know you
can best, but men who will give you
a hard battle. Take your lessons from
a competent professional teacher.
After boxing awhile with men to
whom the gloves and the ring are a3
familiar as their daily meula, the ama
teur game will seem like child's play
to you. That is one hint for you. Now
for another. Be sure you go into the
ring in good physical condition. Get
your stomach "right," and keep it
"right." Be careful not to catch cold.
There must have been no training on
hot birds and cold bottles: no theater
parties, late suppers or cotillions.
When you step into the center of the
ring do not rush blindly at your man.
I have seen many amateurs do that. If
the other fellow comes at you that way
stick out your left hand as hard and
as often as you can, and jab him in
the face. If things go quietly, however,
you should feel your opponr-nt out well.
Use your cleverness to the best of your
ability to confuse him. If you are suc
cessful in that then comes the time
to be aggressive. Jab him, if you can,
with your left. Failing this, send in
both hands, straight from the shoulder,
to his face and head. Keep at this un
til you get his guard up. If he finds
you fighting at his head all the time
he will forget to protect his stomach
and wind.
When he forgets, the time has come
for you to get in your fine work. Watch
your opportunity well, and when the
proper moment comes step in as close
to him as you can, and a little to one
side, and strike with your left or right
hand, whichever is convenient, hard in
his solar plexus. Throw every pound
of your weight behind the blow, put
all your strength in it, and pivot slight
ly on your foot as it lands.
If you execute the blow properly. It
is almost certain to score a knockout
How the Heavy Man Should Train.
Remember that your weight gives
you a great advantage.
Use this weight to add greater force
to your blows.
Put in every blow as if you meant it
to be the last.
QUEER IDEA OF
FUN UP IN MAINE
Popular Diversion Is to Steal
Whisky and Break Heads
in Fight.
BANGOR. Me.. Jan. 2.—Eight drunk-1
en woodsmen and a like number of
railroad section men held the small
hamlet of Winterville, on the Bangor &
Aroostook railroad, under a reign of
terror last Sunday night, with the aid
of a barrel of whisky and twenty bot
tles of gin.
Winterville Is a lonely little station
about 200 miles north of Bangor, in the
heart of the Arooatook logging district,
and on Sunday the eight men came up
from the camp of the Fish River Lum
ber company on St. Froid lake, half a
mile from the station, and made a so
cial call on the station agent, Herman
Tompkins. Something was needed to
help the sociability along, and they
went into the freight shed and took
therefrom a barrel containing seventy
two quart bottles of lively whisky,
which had arrived the day before, con
signed, C. O. D., to Louis Soutie, keep
er of a woodmen's road house, three
miles away.
Mixed Gin With Whisky.
As Soucie's whisky went down, the
spirits of the woodsmen came up, and
soon they were in a hilarious state.
Presently there arrived from Eagle
Lake eight section men, bringing twen
ty bottles of gin that was even stouter
than Soucie's whisky, and then the fes
tivities became exciting. They wanted
music, and the station agent dug up
from the lost freight in the shed a
cabinet organ, upon which he proceed
ed to pound out the gayest kind of coon
songs and woodsmen's ballads. Nowr
the fun became riotous. The drunken
mob sang loud enough to be hoard at
the logging camp half a mile away, and
danced hard enough to shake the plas
ter from the walls of Mrs. Foley'B
bearding house overhead.
They decided, in an evil moment, to
call upon Mrs. Foley, who met them at
the head of the stairs with a mop and
a pail of hot water. The landlady made
a strong fight, but the sixteen cele
brators were too many for her, and she
beat a retreat, while they wrecked the
boarding house completely and threw
the furniture out of the windows.
Indulge in Free Fight.
The work of destruction over, th«
woodsmen challenged the section men
to combat, and In a minute there was
raging a light that shook the building
and made stories of the prize ring seem
tome. All over the station, out upon
the platform and along the snow-cov
ered tracks the sixteen crazy-drunk
men fought, and when it was over, from
sheer exhaustion of the combatants,
scarcely a garment wag left upon any
of them. >
Word was sent to Bansor, and De
tective Tom Allen, who atanda about
seven feet In his shoes, went up to In
vestigate. With the aid of Sheriff Law
less and some deputies Allen gathered
in the whole crowd, and also Louis
Soucle and Henry Soucie, the men who
owned the stolen whisky. Tompklns,
the station agent, and all the others
were bound over in $500 each for con
spiracy against the railroad, and in $200
each for larceny, and most of thorn will
have to stay in Houlton Juil until AprlL
Detective Allen says that some of th«
fighters are pretty badly used up, on«
having lost an eye, while another had
an arm broken and several suffered
fractures of the rib 3. It is said that
this class of men in Aroostook will risk
state prison any time to steal liquor,
while they would never think of taking;
any other property.
The Famous Left-Hand Shift for th»
Solar Plexus.
Do not fight on the dofonslve; ba
aggressive.
Keep cool at nil tfmes.
Do not get careless, particularly
when you think you are winning.
(This blow retained Fit/simmona th»
championship of the world by defeat
ing Jameg J. < 'orbett at Carson City,
March 17, 1897.)
Copyrighted. lUOJ. by A. J. Drexel Bld
dle, Philadelphia. Entered at Stationer*
Hall, London.
Tho Left-Hand Shift for the Point of
the Jaw.
Th« P an for an Amateur's Successful
Encout it«r.

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