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A1UJ3 is ukazed!
Tkg Iwgtgf of Murderer Carr Makes
Man; Mas Demon.
HE P'GNTS A PITIFUL APPEARANCE
e Brokea at fba Drop and UnlkCouM
I . Two M aota End of the fu
Who Mardrrctl HI Own IbUd.
Kassas Citt, Dec. 18. William Carr,
the child murderer, was banged at the
Olay county court house at Liberty yes
terday morning. The drop fell at 10:34
carr passed a restless night. When
breakfast waa brought to him he turned
from it with disgust nd lighted a dear.
He tood for a long time looking out
,ra his window. Presently the under
taker arrived and asked Carr what dis
position he wanted made of hie body,
saw . -. '
ii my wile take care of it. Oh I let
her take care of it!" he exclaimed, with
Bis spiritual ' advisers followed and
urged him to face hie fate like a man.
"I'll try," Oarr Bobbed, "that'a the
beet I can do."
The Bible waa read to the pritoner,
followed by the singing of a hymn, dur
ing which Oarr sobbed and trembled
like a child.
Carr presented a pitiful sight as he
was finally led to the gallows, but braced
himself spasmodically and went through
the ordeal with a eomvarative show of
strength. The sheriff pulled the trigger
at li);34 o'clock, and two minutes later
the life had gone out of the child mur
derer. The neck was broken, cracking
like a whip cord.
' Following the Am momentary lull af
ter the drop had fallen the mass of 800
spectators, as if moved by a single im
pulse, rushed forward, calling, crying,
shrieking and laughing, surged under
the gallows and packed close around the
' dst elmg corpse. It would not be satis
fied until a close view of the hanged
mm was revealed. The men were an
gry ana cursed one another; tned to
force the v selves up the gallons step
and cried and hooted at the sheriff.
Finally in their excitement the crowd
attempted to break down the barricade
surrounding the scaffold. Sheriff Hymer
rushed through the first breech and ex
citedly warned the crowd against any
further violence. The sheriff's deputies
ranged about him and the crown halted
for a moment, then, suddenly, with one
accord, a mighty scream was sent up,
and, surging forward, the crowd swept
back the guards and burst their ws.y
through the frail stockade. Once in the
street the crowd gave vent to its feelings
with further shouts and finally disperi-ed
without trouble, and what for a lew
minnles looked like a Email tiled riot
Carr's crime waa one of the!
most brutal and unprovoked in the his
tory of the state. His capture and ex
ecutio ) followed with fitting dispatch,
October 10 last the body of Belle Carr, a
tftree-year-old child, by the murderer's
first wife, was found on a sat d jar in the
Missouri river near Kansas City. Thei
case remained a complete imstery until
October 2"), when Carr waa arrested at
his home in Liberty. He at first denied
bia guilt, but when brought to Kansat
City to prevent a lynching broke down
Fire May Pr..ve a Molxcauat.
Gamd Fokks, N. D. Dec. 16 Fire
broke out at 4:30 yesterdav morning in
Sash Kris. wholefsl? groceuy store and
Bfread -o lie Ho el Dakot ah, where
nearly a thousand -iusts were housed.
They canie down by the fire escape, a
ladder cme foot wid1 running from the
lixth aoor to the first. The fire de-jart-mfiot
rescued a large number, and buf
lor the timely assistance, hundreds ol
people would have been burned. Hall
the people in the hotel were almost
palled out of bed and then shown the
anry way of escaping. By 6:30 o'clock
the Hob 1 Dakotah, Nash Bros, and the
Grand FoTk mercantile wholesale gro
mry bouse were burned and all the build
ings on both sides of Third street for two
blocks hail sunVreo loss.
- Nash Broa. carried a stock of 150,(XK);
the lirand Forks Mercantile company
abont the tame. The hotel is stated at
$175,000. All buildings are owned by
ike 8ecnrty Trust c mpany of Nassau,
K. H. The burned district is the buii.
MM portion of the eity and the blow to
bnaiaeas is teveie W. VV. Fegan,
wholesale cigars ; Robert Bergh, druggist
and the Peeress Maehine company oc
anpied stores in the hotel and lost every
taicg. Tha lose will aggregate $450,000
aa stocks, turniture, ate., and 3OO,OO0
buildinjra, totally destroyed, while
Over lossas wiil probably reach $100,00
A. 0. Howe and wife and a passenger
of Minneapolis are luppoaad to
ta baan barned to death, as no traet
J thawi can be found.
Wmmm to Haath.
torn a, Kas., Dec. 18 J. H. Martin
tatty proatUisnt hardware dealer ol
twin toe, waa found Iu a paature neat
i Irosea to death.
Trr Wrack the Paat Mail.
Oaeuiit Dee. If, An nasoocesafa,
U wrack the (set mail traia
JUw Orleaaa to Chicago oa tba
OMtral waa made at AIbm, m
torn Cbaiaco. Hs piecea of lab
lnt, twelve bat km, were placed
caciMa mm wbera Um
'TTiJf r ;
CrxX tLl Ji3 raraiktf at a rata of
:tt Ijm m jo MMwtka
ahinm nKi it ick ii i t.ii rt.i
H L-li iirrbvr Commit Mite d
JrilplUK If'W Wlia..r
Wsaiiuiirot, !., 22. Mies Leili
Hrriie.-t. novel ol t- rut daulitrs ot the
en-Secretary of it e nvy, died here yes
terday as the reauit of a fail from the
third-story ind w of her home in Xew
Haujpjilnre avenue, just off Dupjnt eir-
The Jratti a as reported at the polio
headquarters as a cass of suicide, due to
melancholy a.id tempirary aberration
of the uii nd as the result of a long ill
ness, but the fnen is of the family think
Miss Herbert's untimely eud was an ac
However, last September while in
Virginia, the unfortunate girl, who was
very iona ot Horseback riding, was
thrown from her aud sustained severs
injuries to her baca. Since that time
she has bet-n subject to acute melancholy
Secretary Herbert, whose wife is dead,
i now in Alabama.
The coroner returned a verdict of eui
cidi due to temporary insanity. As the
iwti in thecae were clear he decided
that an inquest was unnecessary.
Havana, Dec. 22. At yesterday's
meeting of the conservative party over
O, w J I . - . .
ouu u-ieaies, said to represent tyj per
eat ot the wealth of the island, were
pr sent. In all twenty-seven speeches
were made against autonomy, all the
speakers agreeing that autonomy will
not brins peace to the island as proved
by the protests of the members of the
Cuban junta of New York and the re
cent death of Lieutenant-Colonel Kuit
and five other Spanish commissioner!!
who have beeu killed by the insurgents
t . ,
xi. aa announces irom ttie palace
that during the baft ten days thi inemr
e .ts have lost 303 men killed and that
in a Iditioe p the Spamati tr.xjpj have
captured seventeen pmoners and sixty
nine armed insurgents have surreud
Tfie Spanish troops during the same
period lost three officers and thirty
threj killed and had thirteen officers
and 213 soldiers wounded.
Philadelphia. Dee. 2'. John B.
H,irt, the principal owner of the vessels
ot the Hart Sieamer Company, was last
evening taken to th eastern perjiteu
uary. Hart was convicted in the Uni
ted Mates district court several months
o of aiding a Cuban flllib lstemig ex
ledition on the steamship Laurada and
sentenced to two years' imprisonment,
P ndinj a decision o,i appeal Hart was
almwed his libertv oa bail, Todav
Jesse Eldridie,one of Hart's four bonds-
nen, notified the court that he desired
to be mieved of hi teenritynd Hart's
IroIUy Cur Arii.laat,
Phii.aukli'Hia, lec 22 Ooe person
-as probably iataliy rmrt a.id ix others
j t ta more or less mj.ir.-d this alu rnoon
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, tv iaiira unit r.titr )au oil ine out
rkirts of this city. Ujiile desceuding a
hiil a trolley car became unajatmjjeabfe
a i account of blip my tracks, and, de
scending at full sjjeed it ir(ik a horce
ear at the fKt of ihe incline, piougiied
tnroUjh one eud of il aud brought up
against a trolley puie. The roof of the
trolly fell iu on the psengcra, the stove
a t and the wie :k caught fire. J. R
Lmn, agel twea y-mie, conductor of
the runaway car, suffered liiiunea wuich
may result in his ue.i.ii. Tht mot rmau
in 1 passengers were severely cut and
Chkaijo, Den. 22. Two men were
tl!el anl two were erio:ij4iy injured
veaterday aiternoou a renr-r.r,d c;dli
MOn on the Chicago v Eisl ll.muis rail
way, at Cayuga, Inn. The dea.l ;
J. is. HODSUN,(Juicaot engimer.
L. B. HOKT0X, Ciiicago, engineer.
The injured were: J. K. H irtou, fire
man, lea broken ; II. W. Keliagi,', air
brake inspecter, heaii badly cut.
Passeager traia Xo. 7, in charge of
Engineer Hodson ran into an open
s vitch and crashed into the rear end ol
a freight train which lay on a side track,
(1 .ilson saw the danger a moment be
fo e the collision. He appl ad the air
brakes and reversed his engine, but
was unab.e to escape, Morton was a
new engiaee- learning the road. No
oasseugers were injured.
Hanuit IVixs. Hums.
Wasuinoton, Dec. 22. senator Han
r.a has left tor Ohio. '
"f shall spend the holidays in the
quietude of my home in Cleveland, atter
which I elial. es'ahbsh headquarters at
Columbus and remain there until the
questiou of my succesi or defeat is dis
posed of," he said yesterday afternoon,
Strangled to Death.
Bt. Locis, D.c. 21, At6 o'clock last
evening Jacob Weinerd, agedeixty-nine
,:vini( wii -Nut Lii Broadway, was found
dead in his kitchen by ins wile, who had
tw-nt the afternoon visiting. He had
been gagged aith a handkerchief, buund
v.d '-hoked to death by twisting a towel
aicund his neck like a garroie. The
bouse bad been ransacked from top to
bottom. In the kitchen were evidences
f a terrible struggle baring taken place.
He was a poor, but highly respected
Kororatlier' nt Chicago. '
Oaicaao, Dee. 22. "Foref there' day"
rae celebrated by a number of banquet
aeld by d Herein societies. The Hons of
ins American Revolut.on, the Society of
i ol mlal Wars aud the Congragational
I ciety were the leading organizations
that observed the day. At the benqoet
af the latter society tha leading apaakar
was Rev. Henry M. Simeoa ol New York
ho took for bia subject, "The HeHtf
r tha Men of Today." Local epekkere
lea delivered addn
Cubau Officers Es-iew Thtr Allegi
aiice to Ouoa's Cause.
NOTHING BUT ABSOLUTE LIBERTY
out a It orui
nt tin). htna n ii
Ei. rjr lour ry
r In talking Again
t talk koM
Niw Yohk, Dec. 21. CN pies of
itatement signed by the officers of the
fourth army corn of Cubau army
operating in the department of Las Vil
las, renewing allegiance to the Cuban
sause and forswearing autonomy, a at
received in this city yeetemay. Thii
iction by the offic rs of the Las Villas
lepirtment makes 1 e oppjslon to au
iuuuuit praciicaiiy unanimous aiuorm
the Cuban officers. The statement eass
We are convinced that the prom ul
jetfon of reforms is a evidence of weak-
less on the part of Spain, and is in itself
i triumph for our aruir. Our fighting
ittitude will continue just as it is today
intu our unfortunate country is made
"We will accept no other settlement
ihan based upon abiiolute independence
hich must be agreed to with our gov
ernment and the ass-mbly of repiesen
atives." wsvlfb's main sirssios.
Madr-d Der. I'l. Tlw Nacional
prints a doable-1 aded article to the
iifect that ue priric,(.al mission in life
jf General Weyler at the present time
to defend the army and his command
m Cuba against the "insulu" allt-ged
lo have "been continue! in President
VIcKinley's recent menage and that he
ill energetically protest to the minis
:er for war and to the "juetn regent
igainst these "insults."
Nkw Yokk, Dec. 21 A letter written
by one of the foreoiotd diplomats ia
Spain and one, moreover, in the entire
Sonfldence of the government and con
sequently in a position to speak official-
y, destroys tome of the arguments that
bare been ued time after time in the
past few days by those in opposition to
iho Meral ministry, says the Madrid
jorrespondent of the Herald.
Fpeaking of this minisfy, the writer
H"8 0u ir e -i . -hat Mr. McKin
.'y V mes -age mo b j construed as at
ckin4 the honot o Uie Spanish army,
'8 General Weyler mhJ his friends like j
10 mane ine puwc believe. In the m-c-nd
place, General Weyler was not re
ulled under pri B-ure from the United
5 a'ef, but by the express wish of the
jueen recent. His recall has been de
iided upon durmtr t ie late Premier Can
ron' lifetime. In the third pl-soe, the
;hird place, the nation as a whole ap-pi-a
8 to !e more strongly in favor of the
rnvern ment than h.ts been the case in
Spain for a long time. Every one is
!agr to have done with the Cuban ques
tion and at this ver. moment the city is
le -o-ab-d and iiiu uiiiateij as a sign of
r-j licinz over the establishment of peace
,ii the Philippines, while on every hand
rou hear wishes that the next bit of
I iod news may ns of a 'asting ieace in
Kcibl-il a hl-uiiii,t.
Nkw Yckk, Dec. 21 The City of
iVaiiigtc-n, that sailed from Vera Crux
D'cember 1 and arrived in this port on
Wednesday, carried iu its strong room
HJO.OvH) in Mexican coin. This wag not
a minimally large shipment of treasure
tor ttie niw to handle and no one in
tuthonty dreamed it rob fiery. N'.-ver-;iieie.-
during the voyage the strong
room, wi. c i ai b nit to stand the at
tacks of almost anything but dynamite
nd locat-'d so as to be under comstant
obsera,ion, was broken into. Only
$3,000 was taken by . the robbers, but
the general impression is that tha
Jitui ! of the thieves ai to seize the
entire treasure. Every effort has been
ma le to keep the matter quiet so that
the strong force of detectives pot upon
tne ca by the company could wora to
the best advantage.
The supposed robbery of $3,000 in
Mexican money from the steamer City
of Washington during her last trip from
Vera Crui to this port, was con Aimed
to lay by Secretary Smith, of the New
York aud Cuba mail su-atuship com
pany, who said .
'The city of Washington reached her
pier last Wednesday morning and im
mediately began discharging her cargo.
Among other things there was a con
signment of 103 cases of Mexican coin
for a firm in Ixindon. Each case repre
sented about (3,000 Mexican money
aud weighed 200 pounds. In counting
It was f ound that there were only 102
t-a-es ami the bill called for in.?, a
bundle of canvas, in which about tlOOol
the com placed tvas found in the bag
gage, ami leads to the belief that the
robbery was committed during transit.
The only keys to ttie strong room wett
in the bauds of Captain Burley ard his
uibi manj ana as no violence bad been
used entering the places iktleton key
must have been need."
Nantanea of I.I fa linitrlaoaasant.
WsfiasH. Wis,, Due. 2l.-Jame
Butler, who was eonvicted on Friday
last of reorder in the first degree wat
senumceu u llie imprisonment.
I.art M f hm a Fnrgar.
Ciiicaoo, Dec. 23. Four notee for $1,
000 each, beld by Judge Willi.m A, Via
cent, formerly counsel for Adolph L
Leutgert, ami given by Lim to Judga
Vincenf lor legal services, ate said U
bear forged rndorwineotfl, Tbey art
signed by Lcutert and iodoraed witk
hi name of Paul H. Jaeeeh k,ap4aab
!2lh!!!jr!ile ?WT- J denial
nahatlcally baring signed tbeea.
Jndge Vincent if eatdte bve advaaaad
14 itgart $1,000 la cash oa the itrat
of the four notes, "
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"" ( fur lh, r 4M.
Wahiv,t,n, Hrc. n.-The Iioums
yesterday p4.ed a bill aporopnatinw
$175,OK) fur the relief of the jwoplf aho
are in the Yukon river country, and also
the bill passed by the senate to pnhib.t
pelagic eling of American Otiiens.
A pPsexl the sum carrie'd by it is to be
expended under the direction of the
secretary of aar fir the purchase, tracs-
jx ritti u aud ditrthuiion of snbsiet-
ence stores. It provide! that thete sub
sist :nce stores may be sold at price
fliel by the secretary of wkr or donated
here the people are unable to pay for
them. It empowers him to purchase
remaeers and employ drivers not citi
ensof the United Statee and after
ward dispose of the reindeer,
The bill to prohibit pelagic sealing
was warro'y antagonised by many west
ern members and daring the debate
there were many eaceedingly caustic
crit cisms of the course of our Bering
I 'a negotiations, past and present.
Mr. Cannon (rep., 111.) brought' for
ward the bill lor the relief of the miners
in the Klondike region and Mr, Sayers
(dem., Tex.,) and Mr. Bailey (dem.,
Tex.) spoke in favor of it. Mr. Cannon
submitted to the house a statement pre
pared by Dr. Sheldon Jackson, one of
the agents of the commissioners of edu
cation, who was in the Klondike region
as late as Sentetnber IS that ihr
would be no suffering as far up the river
as Ft. Yukon, but that the food supply
n the upper Yukju would not last be
yond March, and he indorsed the recom
mendation t f the secretary of war that
food be sent in bv reindnpr vfa Tlvaa
lr. Cannon said that whether these
miners were in American or British
territory; whether thev were American
r British subjects, if they were starv
ngitdid not become the American con-
k"os iK-siiaie suoui voting them re-
if. (Applause.) The bill was passed
A aa him ted an A c 1 o r.
LoNixi.v, Dec. 17. William Terrisa,
the well known actor, was assassinated
last night, being stabbed with a knife
as he was entering the stage door of the
Adeiphi theatre, Terrisa' assailant, sup
posed to be a former super, had the ap
pearance of a foreigner, and wore a long
loak. Ihe murder rushed at the actor
as he was stepping across the pavement
rom his cab and stabled him just be-
ow ttie heart, lie made a second
plunjre at his victim, but was eeiied by
tna spectatots at the theatre entrance.
The wounded man was carried into the
theatre and doctors were summoned,
but Terrius died in fifteen minutes.
The murderer whs taken to the Bow
frtreet police station followed by an an
irry crowd. His name was given as
Archer. The motive of the crime is not
A large audience which h id assembled
were dismissed with the announcement
that Terriss had met with an accident
and that there would be no periormance
When the people learned that Terriss
had been assassinated much horror and
indignation wag generally expressed.
Upon his arrival at the police station
Archer still had the weapon, a big
butcher knife, concealed beneath his
cape. On being charged with murder
he exclaimed :
"lie done me out o the benevolen'
fund this morning and I am out of it for
Kaksah Cnv, Ikx. 17. The Santa Fe
Railway company is f-aid to have been
swindled out of several thousand dollars
l y means of forged mileage Ixxjks which
1 ave ten s ld by scalpers in Kansas
Cify a:id Chicago, The fraud was dis
covered by the company's auditor at
Topk to whom the forged mileage
slips were returned, after having been
taken up by conductors. John Peebles,
an employe of a local scalper, has been
Durrani Mint Hang Soon.
Saw Fkaxcisco, Dec. 17, Theodore
Durrrnt was re-sentenced to be hanged
Jan. 7, next, for tke murder of Blanche
Durrant's attorndys made a desperate
effort to secure further delay, and pave
the way for another appeal to the su
preme court, but Judge Bahrs was in
exorable, Durrant as in court and
carried bime.f with his customary cool
ness. A Hrnlal fraarhar.
Mokticki-Lo, N, Y,, Dec. 17-The
Rev. David Howell of the Protestant
Episcopal church is serving a eentenve
of fivedays' imprisonment in the county
jail, imposed yesterday (or choking and
beating his wife. Mr. Howell was given
the alternative sentence of a V One or
five days' imprisonment and chose the
M ai.t an Ks-tra .rr
(Josiias, lnL, Dec, 17 The grand
Jury Wednesday returned a three count
Indictment against ex-treasurer IfJ.u..
nun of Elkhart conoty, charging ,j,n
with embexzlement, grand larcenvand
n in sppiopriation of trust fundi, Hilde
man left Uoalien two weeks ggo j M
yet has not bean apprehended. His
horUge Is said to be from speculation
and loans to prominent men which
Could not be realised when called for
III 'a farm Man-gar
WiuifxoTOM, Dai,., Dee. 17. George
Farra, aged flfty-flve years, who for tba
leat two years hat had charge Mrs. Ne!.
Us U. Bradford's (arm, just outside ol
the eoatbara city limits, was murdered
daring (be night, In the kitchen af his
TCUeVaee. Robbery waa the objaet. A
Mgro aamad Char lea Tbora, who had
en aorkiag for Mr. Farra about two
eat, ia alMtaf , ad eaapaataw af Um
marder. .. ,
I'obtlc Hoada .Ncalrctcd.
The country road baa U-en raucb neg-
meil. When we ts gan to build rail
tads In this country, (State au county
axes were levied that bouuaea might
h- givfti to railroad projector. Cities
nade lurpe appropriatloim, ami, not
wnteut with this, rent heavily Into
lebt to aid In railroad ctmst ruction,
"kmgress Hulmldised most of our large
ailroHii systems by, large grants of
public lands. Canals nave Ix-en aiml
arly encouragwl by city, -ounty, Htate
tnd nation. It is etiKtonmry to subsl
w flliuost evcrj' uevr MteamtHwt line,
fet nothing of the sort has Imhti done
for the ioinmon pulihe road. It bus
een the sfcp-l)lll of a srreat nation.
Bijually !miKrtant lu Hs way with the
railroad, It has lKen left to shift for
;tadf, while the steel highway which
spans the country from ocean to ocean
nas been petted and pampered until It
has grown fuL
It Is this Injustice to the common
road that the League of American
Wheelmen Is trying to remedy, and In
this effort it looks for assistance from
those who are most directly Interested
in the subjectthe farmers of the Uni
ted States. --Otto corner.
Road llulliliiiK In Iiiiliaiia.
An Owen County correHimmlcnt
writes the Indiana Farmer as follows:
"In a recent iiuuiIkt you say, "If you
ever get a chance to see a stone crusher
t work, chewing up its favorite diet.
don't miss the opportunity." I want to
siiy to you and to ull who wish to sat
isfy their curiosity in thif direction,
that the opportunliy for doing so can
le abundantly satisfied In Owen Couu
ly at this lime. From the foundation
of the world, so fnr ub I know, Owen
County bus nlmunded In Inexhaustible
limestone cliffs, and now In several of
our townships these huge monsters of
iron, with Jaws of steel, with insatiate
greed and appetite never appeased,
can be seen busily devouring their diet
"It Is not a question of how much
stone these great goruiundlecr can de
vour In a given time; the question i
iow can the stone ! fed to them fast
enough to satisfy their voracious tippe
tltes. On any week day, near my
borne, one of these stone crushers cuu
lie ecu, sitting at the base of a lime
stone cliff, with fifteen or twenty mu
busily engaged; some drilling and some
with heavy stone hammer breaking
large rocks into pieces small enough lo
ln loaded into wheel barrows, niwl
liangs of men wheeling the broken j
alone and dumping It Into the jaws of j
these machines, which mince it into;
pieces, the regulation size of which !
must ls small eiiuiii:h to go Into a man's
mouth or pass hrouch a tvvo iuch ring.
And this crushed stone Is carried by
elevators Into an elevated bin, under
which wngoiiK are driven to In loaded.
A trap door Is opened and the wagon Is
almost Instantly filled. A yard square
of this stone fills a wagon bed made for
the purpose and weight alwuit it ton.
The finer stone, or screening), as It Is
called. Is curried lulu a separate bin and
Is used bm a lop dressing over the
coarser stone on the road. The roads
that are Isdng Improved have all been
tinder the care of district suisTvisors,
but when coititileted I hey nass under
the management of the Hoard of Conn- j
ly t'omitilssiotieis, to 1 kept in repair j
by them. Owen County has at this
time under contract and In process of j
construction alKiiit a hundred miles of
stone on macadam roads, at an average
cost of alsuit f 1.400 per mile. Thus you
see we are creating a large debt and
imposing on ourselves a heavy burden
MlrUs Puzzud by Kite.
Many amusing experiences have
been the lot of the scientists who have
been manipulating kites for scleutlflc
purposes, says the Chicago News.
I.arge birds are always luterented in
the strange devices floating lu the air,
and cannot quite make out what tbey
are. Prompted by sharp curiosity,
they hover around the floating kite,
and stibjeo? themselves to the danger
of Iweoining entangled in the silken
striug and being dragged to earth.
No Wrd. however, baa ever alighted
on a kite or attacked one. While one
scientist was flying a train of Ave
klfes, a couple of years ago, a large
silver tipped eagle came suddenly out
of the highest air aud swooped round
and round the flrst kite, looking
against the sunset sky like a huge all
ver hull. As the train of kites waa
pulled Iu. the eagle followed, visiting
one kite and theu another, seeming un
certain Just what to do. In a few min
utes, when he seemed to have decided
thai they were not good to eat, ami he
knew nothing about (hem any way, he
indignantly flew off and was lost to
Another experience was had with a
stork that came from the New Jersey
ride of the Hudson and flew straight
for the queer object In the air.- He ap
parently hud made up his mind to go
straight through It, but changed and
dived underneath. He went around
and above It, and through a glass II
could be seen that he cocked hi eye
at the Intruder In a most comical man
ner. He started away a few hundred
feel, changed his mind and came
swooping buck. He reluctantly went
away, mystified over this queer addi
tion to the Inhabitants of the air.
The bravery of Willie Is surpaseed
In tbe quality and fll-er of lie latrapld
Ujr by tha cwrafa which faces a eaa-
I flatti-ailon or a wreck. Imn sum
ine oai a.
tie fervor l lielwd oul by patriotism.
spirit of company, and o'her t-uiotlons
which have a distinct place Iu the aol-j
dier'a heart. The great Ore at Paris,'
and particularly the heroic death HiereJ
of the Duchesa d' Aleucou, recalla at
brave exploit of this hidy a uue,
Duke Charles of Bavaria, many years'
It was lu 1S23, and some sort of ex-i
ceptlonal representation at the Real
denz Theater at Munich had attracted
a large and brilliant audience. Duke'
Charles was seated in the royal bo.
Suddeuly an attendant rushed la and
"Your highness, the theater la on flrel'
Hake your escape before the paale
This alarming account did not caaae,
a change of expression on the prince's
face. First satisfying himself bf a
word of Inquiry that the stage waa.
really on fire, the prince rose, ateppedi
calmly to the front of the box, and said
to the audience:
"I am Informed that a Are has
broken out on the stage. There Is time
enough for you all to get out before'
the danger becomes Imlmnent; tbe;
ouly thing that you have to fear la a
panic. I urge you, therefore, to quit'
the hall in the most perfect order, and.
1 give you my word that Jf you do a'
you will all escape. To prove that I
ui(n w hat I say. I shall now sit down.j
and shall not leave my seat until the
last one of the audience Is out of the
Duke Charles then sat down aa un-'
moved as If the performance was tolf
proceed. The sight of hU calnnea
reassured the audience, aud the peo-!
pie moved deliberately out In nn order-'
ly manner; the flames burst through
the curtain to the proscenium; the peo-i
pie looked at Duke Charles, who UU:
sat Imperturbnbly In his place; no one
could make, a cowardly rush In the
of such an example.
In ten minutes the hatise was entire
out. I a eel
r was al! oil
ly emptied, no one Isslng
Charles was the last to go
other install! the Interior
fire, and the house waa con
Wearers of Wooden Hhoea.
A wagon load of wooden shoes, such,
as are worn by European peasants, lay.
In a heap on the floor of a wood-wear
dealer's store down-town In New York
the other day. ';
"Who wears "em?" Inquired the writ
er, as he looked at the stock.
"More people than you would tblnk,1
was the answer of the dealer, "and not
only foreign -torn, old fashioned folkfi,:
but quite a nnmlter of Americans. Their,
chief sale Is In winter. In fact, there'
is little or no call for them at any other
season. Our customers are mostly'
dairymen, gardeners, farmers, brewers,
dyers and men employed In slaughter
houses. Chicken cleaners In the dressed
poultry business who stand In feath
ers and steam wear them to wave thefr
shoe leather. Gardeners' wives and
daughters wnr them about home, and
sometimes In the severest weather In
"In cold weather car, truck and cabj
driven lu New York and other cltlea
wear them for the reason that they are
warmer than any other footwear. Some
drivers cover them with black (doth, or
blacken them, and then tack old rubber
or leather IsKitlegs to the top. Worn
thus the thick soles are a great protec
tion ngiilimt frost, and one's feet are
always dry. They are also worn, by
street cleaners and nidi who work at
paving roads, esjiechilly vvheu hot as-
phult Is used, which Is found to Ih very
I destructive to leather."
j Wooden shoes are bow sold by the
thousand in New York. Koine ' of
them ate made In Maine, but most of
them come from Holland. They are
made of birch, ash and boxwood and
sell retail ut from .V cents to 1.25 a
pair, according to Ihilsh and quality.
( rntika at the White House.
The White House Is beset with the
usual number of cranks, says the St..
liouis Republic. These gentry come
from every part of the clvlllxerl world
and for every conceivable purpose.
Some of them ars mild and some wildly
Insaue. The harmless ones are sent
on their way, while those who are real
ly Insane are placed In the hands of
tbe authorities and eventual) go to
some asylum. S
Women are not lacking among the
lKr creatures who come to see the
President, and occasionally one appears
with a baby In her arms, which she
wishes to lay In the President's bed for
good luck or which she wishes him to
touch or kiss, or to look at, believing
that contact with the President will
bring success to the child.
The most persistent crank that has
culled recently at the executive man
sion is a man named Jackson from
Newark, N. J. He Is a good-looking
fellow, well dressed and wlfh good
manners, who labora under the delu
sion that he Is the chosen agent of (lod
to warn people of approaching disas
ter. He came all the way from his
home In New Jersey to advise with the
President and lo predict that the death
of some high official, possibly tbe Pres
ident himself, would occur In the next
few days; to announce that tbe world
will come to an end la November, 1M9I),
and to offer bis services to unveil tbe
m.v terlee of tbe future. He talked
flucutly of bis bobblea, but waa so evi
dently out of his mind on this subject
that be was placed In tbe banda of tbe
police, wbo will send him bark to his
Destroyed Her Might.
Particles of tbe glaaa from aa Inean
dtHcent light bulb wnlc toilaaawri an.
ten-i tbe eyes of Mrs. R. I). HoaMns,
wife af a supreeae owurt clerk, of IM.
march. N. D and deatroyed her sight.
Uulsae a maa to ape ta aewvletleu
yon can't eaut sUn up with yaur ergu
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