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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
American Cowboys and Mcx
icans Engage In War.
HORSE STEALING STARTS IT,
Attempt to Ilrsrne l'rlnoneri t'nutei Kill
ing Cowboy Wrong at (lie Untie!,
Hut Tropose to Sec It Through
llenewnl of the Ken
Late Saturday afternoon there oc
curred at Naco, a binall town on the
International, a shooting affray which
has already caused the death of one
cowboy and a Mexican guard and the
wounding of several others, and ulti
mately in delivering over to the Mexi
can authorities of four American eltl
tens who will be tried for murder.
Lato Saturday night a cowboy
named Leo Ramsey, who conducts a
saloon on the Mexican side, was ar-
reste'd by tho authorities ehnrged with
being implicated in the affair, and is
now in jail at Naco with France. The
cowboys, since tho tight, have been
gathering horses from their friends
und ar6 heavily arming themselves,
preparatory, it is said, to an attempt
to rescue Ramsey aud France. There
arc over fifty of them now In tho vicin
ity of Risbce, Ariz., and Naco and they
are armed with Winchesters and six
hhooters. The Mexican guards at
Naco have an armed force of nearly a
hundred men guarding the line and
jail in which the men arc confined.
Should an attempt at mono be mnde,
a most serious battle will result as
both parties aro worked up to fever
heat over the killings.
BACK FROM FROZEN NORTH.
CONGRESS MAY TAKE ACTION
rurtlrlnnlliin In ttio I'urli ripoiltlon
The Dreyfus verdict is attracting
much attention through ofllclal circles
at Washington, but naturally those in
responsible positions whoso opinions
would be valuable are reluctant to ex
press adverse comment because of the
national aspect of the case. The feel
ing is general, however, In favor of
Dreyfus and a strong sentiment has
developed against the Injustice, which,
according to the prevailing belief, lie
has been subjected to. Some of the
ofllcials express the sentiment this will
have a serious effect on tho Franco
American treaty when it comes before
the senate as that instrument lias not
proved very popular and the present
feeling may turn the tide against it.
It Is believed that when congress as
sembles there will bo considerable agi
tation of a proposition for tills govern
ment to abandon its participation in
the Pnris exposition. It is known that
expressions hostile to the exposition
quoted from Senator Stowart are very
widely sympathized with and it is
thought that if the conviction of Drey
fus is permitted to stand there will be
very little friendly feeling ror b ranee
among members of cither the house or
MUST STAY IN JAIL
Fremont's Would'Bc Murderer
HIS VICTIM WILL RECOVER
INTEK1011 OF CUBA.
Ilm Fear llml the AiaMllnnt May MaUe
Another Attempt on Ills Life Fred
Illlike It to lie Itrought Ilnek on
a Charge of Itupo Auditor
Sliutu Company Out.
VERY DIFFERLNT FROM THE
SEACOAST CITY VIEW.
Lieutenant l'e.iry Able to Itrnort Much
The Peary-llarmsworth steamer
Windward, from Etali, North Green
land, August 20, arrived at lhigus, N.
V. Sunday, reporting all well on board.
She will bc followed in a week by the
1'ciry Arctic club's steamer Didna.
The Windward reports that all on
board the Diana were Well, The' two
steamers men at ,Etak on August 1',',
And worked in company under tho per
sonal direction of Lieutenant Peary in
collecting supplies for the winter and
the equipment for next spring s cam
palgn.t, jyiV; ."
MAY RESULT IN MURDER.
Iowb Feud of Long JSIandln; Ilm
The famous Wales-Wakelleld feud of
Johns township in Iowa, which has
caused many fights and qu'arrels,burn
lug of property and shooting between
these families in tho last two years,
has at last resulted in a shooting thnt
may prove to bo a murder. One of
the Wales boys and one of the Wake
field boys met in the public highway
and engaged in a pitched battle, Wales
using a revolver and Wakefield a gun.
Wales received a full charge of shot in
his face and may die. Wakefield gave
bimself up, and is now in the county
jail at Ccntcrvlllc, la.
DIRECT LINE TO THE COAST.
Humors of nn llllnol Centrnl-l'nton
It is said by prominent railroad men
that the Ilarritnen syndicate is quietly
workinir on a plan for a transconti
nental railroad system. This Is to be
brought. about by the extension of the
Illinois Centralrailroad to Omaha.
The latter company has its lino to the
(Missouri river town about finished. It
is Mid that when tl is connecting link
is completed tho Union Pacific and
Illinois Central systems will bo welded
financially and physically to form one
line from Chicago to the North Pacific
Flndt No Trace of Aitdrce.
The steamer Antaric, which left Hcl
tflngborgV Sweden, on May 25 last, with
an" expedition under Prof. A. O. Nath
rost, was spoken off the Skaw, the
northern lex tremltv of Jutland. Den
mark, on her return from her search
'along tho northeast coast of Greenland
for Professor Andrce. She reported
r she had found no traco of tho missing
Mother Folion Children.
Mrs. Wary Gallagher, aged thirty
five, wife of Felix Gallagher, a mill
man of Port Pery, Pa., poisoned herself
and her three children with laudanum.
Mrs. Gallagher and her four months
old baby died, but the two daughters,
aged five and seven years, will prob
ably recover. .
Boo raiiagc Open Aguln.
The embargo on Lake Superior navi
gation by the sinking of the steamer
pDouglas Houghton, in the Soo passage
last Tuesday has been lifted. The
largest fleet ever accumulated on the
lakes, if not in America, began to move
eoon after, and ono vast naval proces
lon.hcadod down the .lakes, while an
other started on its way to Lake
Superior. In the two there wore over
200 of tho largest eraft under the
.American flag save a few ocean liners.
A WICKED VERDJCT.
Jew anil Ccntllea Unite In Demanding
It would bo difficult to describe ade
quately the Indignation the verdict of
the Drefus court-martial has evoked
everywhere in England. Tho excite
ment in the Jewish quarters of London
is onlv natural. Special prayets were
offered throughout Saturday in all the
synagogues on behalf of Dreyfus, and
as sown as the verdict was known Jews
and Jewesses were seen at every street
corner expressing execratious and many
At the music halls, especially the
Paluec theatre, where cinematograph
pictures fit tho incidents and leading
actors of the Dreyfus affair were ex
hibited, tho news was greeted with
groans and hisses. In tho French
quarter of London there was much ex
citement, accompanied by some street
In almost all the places of public
worship yesterday , pulpit references
'were made to tho verdict. Canon 'Scott-
Holland, at St. Paul's cathedral, said:
."A nation is on its trial. France
stands nt the judgment bar. All civil
i.aljou is waiting vto khows whether to
morrow's 2 news 'may add anything' to
qualify tho naked cruelty of a bare
telegram, anything to relieve the stag
DECLARES THE VERDICT JUST.
Kalerlmy ltejokei In the Conviction of
Major Esterhazy comments on the
verdict in the Dreyfus case in the Even
ing News of London, saying Dreyfus
was justly condemned as the inevitable
result of tho evidence collected by
General Mcrcler. This, according to
Esterhazy, bore conviction to the minds
of the judges, and, he added, the court
martial, "following the previous find
ing, declared Dreyfus guilty and me in
nocent." Continuing, Esterhazy said: "I be
lieve tho sentenco was in accordance
with an understanding with the gov
ernment. Dreyfus is in a position to
claim a reduction of his sentence by
one-half. The whole business was a
farce, arranged in advance, and doubt
less he will soon be liberated."
E. Jerome, the gambler who riioi
Sam Pope at Fremont on August B,
in a disngrccmont over money matters,
had his preliminary hearing Monday
afternoon, pleaded not guilty and was
bound over tollstrlet court in the sum
of 81,000. His attorney made a strong
plea to have tho bond placed at 82,000,
but his request was not gr anted. The
friends of Jerome have not raised the
amount yet and it is not likely they
will. Sara Pope, the man who had an
almost miraculous escape from death
by the terrible wounds ho received, is
now Improving, and Is able to walk a
little. He has a sort of morbid fear
that If Jerome gets out on ball he will
make another attempt to kill him.
DISGRACED JUDGES RELENT
.loin In an Appeal Agaluit Degrading
of Dreyfui. .
The judges of the Dreyfus court mar
tial, by mutual agreement, expressed
to the president of the republic,
through General Lucas, the command
er of the army corps at Rennes, their
sincere desire that Dreyfus would not
bo submitted to a fresh degradation.
Tho court martial signed a formal
rccommendaatlon for mercy Monday
afternoon. Its object Is to eliminate
the degradation feature of tho punish
ment. Tho recommendation will bo
handed to General Lucas for President
When M. Labori's secretary informed
Dreyfus of this action he was greatly
affected and said: "I still havo hope.'
Arrmted For Murder.
Dr. Jacob W. Smith of Terro Haute,
I nd., has been arrested on tho charge
of the niurdcr of Henry Craig of Hath
county, Ky In September, 1877. He
was then a lad of sixteen. Smith
claims to havn killed Craig in self-de-f.iKn
nnd that ho Btaycd there for
many years afterwards and never was
arrested. He is now in jail awaiting
an o llccr from Kentucky.
llandlti Make Small Haul.
Express train No. 1 on the Southern
Pacific was robbed at Cochise, Ariz.,
by four masked men, who blew the
safe open and took every tiling in sight.
The amount of their booty is said to be
Million Dollars In Hold.
A consignment of 81,000,000 worth o
Klondike gold for tho United Stales
assay olllco lias arrived at Seattle on
the steamer Uloveland from St. Micha
el. The Cleveland has 100 passengers
from Dawson and Cape Nome.
Sheriff Dreader, after some days of
detective work, found the whereabouts
.if Fred Hinkc. the vouiiir man who is
wanted on a charge of bastcrdy, Laura
Anderson being tho complainant. He
is safely lodged in jail at Ida Grove,
la. Hipke will bo returned on the
charge of statutory rape, as lie refused
to return without requisition papers.
The girl who accuses hi in Is only six
teen years and is a very fragile crea
ture, looking scarcely more than a
A GRAND CARNIVAL NIGHT.
There Will lie s Hot Time. In the Old
Town That Night.
There will bo a hot time in Lincoln
on the, night of September 23rd for
on that night Lincoln's great free
street fair will come to an end envel
oped in a blaze of glory.
. The evening of September 23rd will
be on the program as,Mardl-Gras or
carnival night, when everybody, old
nnd young, good looking and homely,
the lame and the halt, in fact all who
have Liucoln's welfare at heart, will
get out and vie with each other m
making that night one that will long
bo remembered by those who may
havo the pleasure of being there, for
if you aro there you'll never forget it.
MONEY fOR THEjREPlTORS
Itrokeu Hank of Ponca Able to Declare
Comptroller of tho Currency Dawes
declares a final dividend of 2.4 per cent
in favor of tho creditors of tho First
National bank of Ponca, Neb., making
In all 22.4 on claims approved, amount
ing to 811 V
The comptroller has approved the
selection of the First National bank of
Lincoln as a reserve agent for the First
National bank of Crete, and the United
States National bank of Omaha for the
First National bank of Pender, Neb.
VICTIM OF AN EXPLOSION.
Woman nt Ilhitlng Probably Fatally
The deadly gasoline explosion claim
ed another victim at Hastings. Mrs.
L. C. nocking, wife of a Northwestern
railway employe, went to light her
gasoline stove to prepare the evening
meal, when the can exploded and she
was enveloped in the burning fluid.
Neighbors extinguished the fire in her
clothing, but the flesh on her face,
hands and arms was cooked to the
bone and the .attending physician
thinks she cannot possibly survive, The
Ore in tho house was extinguished
with only nominal loss..
daughter Hold by I'nrenli -The llurlal
Outturn Keeni Shockingly llrlcf nnd
Coldblooded to nn Ainorlean Ha
vana' Highly Orimtc Hriinc.
So much has been written concern
ing Havana and Santiago, and mi little
said of other large towns, the Impres
sion hns been conveyed that there are
but two cities on the Island, Such Is
not the case, however, for nome of the
provinces, especially the western prov
inces, arc densely settled, Hays the
Washington Post. Tho province of
Havana alone has nearly a hundred
largo towns. Thoso who havo visited
only the eeacoast towns have seen the
worst, and In fact n very small por
tion, of Cuba. Over two-thirds of the
Island Is just as healthy, even during
tho summer months, as any part of tho
world. Two distinct clashes of people
live in Cuba. Tho people who live In
the scacouut towns may ho placed In
one class, while those living in the
Interior towns form a dlBtlnct and vry
different type. These people differ
greatly In their wayB ami customs. The
coast people aro more enlightened, the
reason, perhaps, being that they Inter
mingle with other classes of people,
which partly proves that ono great
need of Cuba Is the Immigration to Its
shores of other races who wlUJmport
vitality and enterprise. Naturally tho
seacoaat towns have developed more
rapidly, and tho laws of civilization
are more readily obeyed. In tho In
terior towns, whero other races of pco-
Qilo havo seldom been, the people In
or the lonse the rent must be paid for
another term In order to keep tho
corpso brncath the earth. In caRes
where it Is not paid, the grave la dug
up and tho bones go to tho bone pllo.
To look Into each comer of the differ
ent cemeteries means that one must
gnzo upon hugo piles of human bones.
anEAT jaw powi-n ok animals
CHINESE WANTED THE UIULES.
Hound Over to DUtrlct Court.
Upon examination of Plotts and
lllgelow, the two hay men who shot
the foot off of Gcorgo Kcllcy last week
near Tekamah, were both bound over
to the district court. Plotts, who did
the shooting, in tho sum of 8300 and
Uigelow in tho sum of 8400. Neither
have as yet furnished bail. On tho ex
amination the defense put in no evi
dence, and the state mado a strong
case against them. The evidence
showed that Kclley went to their camp
after a loose horso of his which had
strayed thcro nnd in a dispute over the
payment of damages they got into a
row which resulted in the shooting. It
Is expected that Kelley will lose his
Old Hotter Gone.
Jacob North, Sr a well-known
printer nnd publisher of Lincoln, died
Monday evening. Mr. North was the
senior member of tho firm of Jacob
North & Co. He returned some weeks
ngo from a trip to Europe. He had in
tended to stay longer, but his health
failed. Soon after his return his con
dition bccauio alnrming nnd his physi
cians pronounced his caso hopeless. He
died of diabetes. "Mr. North Was 6txty?
one years old. Ho was born at Nor
wich, England, and came to Lincoln in
1872. Ho leaves a wife, four daughter,
and three sons.
generdl are very Ignorant. All classes
of people in tho Interior nrc early ris
ers. "Early to bed and early to rlso"
being their motto. As soon ns dark
aces cornea every place is closed up and
quiet prevails. At C o'clock In the
morning all tho places are opened nnd
business Is resumed. They have not
yet learned that Sunday Is n day of reBt
and worship. All business places nrc
kept open all day, and no many tran
sactions take place as on any other
day. Cuban men rarely go to church.
Dut of the wonien It may be affirmed
that they aro very devout, nnd early'
in the morning they fill the churches.
What strikes one forcibly Is the great
spirit of democracy that exists In tho
Cuban churches. Many of the ne
groes aro very devout, and thoy go to
church regularly. They are not rele
gated to tho galleries or a few back
seate, but may go anywhere. It Is not
an unusual sight to see a beautiful
girl of haughty Castlllan features tell
ing" her beads bealdo n rough-looking
negro with only a dirty, everyday' shirt
between himself and tho outer world.
In tho interior of Cuba tho marriage
laws need mifch mending. Few Cu
bans aro lawfully married and many
of them have seven or eight wives.
TJils is not only tolerated, but rather
encouraged. Men will go around brag
ging about the number of mojers
(wives) they have, and as tho Cuban
marriage laws are worso than tho Mor
mon laws of Utah there Is nothing to
prevent a man from having as many
wives as ho wnnts. Courtfltups, ns a
rule, are of short duration, many not
lasting longer than a week or ten days.
Girls marry very young. Many are
wives when they have attained the ago
of 12 or 13, and some even marry at
10. When they morry so young it is
not always their deslro to do so, but
because they have been sold by the!:
parents. Like our Indians, the Cubans,
esptCiaiiy tnose living in me ihuuh
talns, bcllCVft In, selling their daugh
ters. Whenever CiiDalT Children nro
baptized the namo of both parents are
used. If Juan Rodriguez marries Ma
ria Lopez and they havo a child say a
boy when he is christened they choose
for him tho name of Francisco, then
his full name will bo Francisco Rodri
guez Lopez, tho mothor'u maiden name
being added, which explains the cause
of so many long names among the Cu
bans. Hearses In Cuba are very rare. Dur
ing all my travel I saw but one and
that was in Havana. It is a magnifi
cent affair, drawn by six Jet-black
horses. Two men In red uniforms
trimmed with yellow sit on the box.
Such gay uniforms at one of our fu
nerals would perhaps be regarded ns
out of place. The well-polished brass
that ndorns Its sides, and the kneel
ing angel on tho very-top, seemingly
so eager to fly, greatly enhance tho
spectacular appearance of the hearse.
Six men, three on either side, in black
uniforms trimmed with yellow and
wearing red-top boots, act ns a body
guard. Every time this hearse turns
out tho owner receives $250, so It can
bo seen that only those belonging to
the upper ten can afford to b? driven
to their graves In a hearse. The lower
clasB makes use of all kinds of ve
hicles to convey their dead to tho cem
etery. I have seen a coffin laid across
a heavy-wheeled cart, drawn by four
oxen, off to tho burying ground. Now
we get to the Interior where little or
nothing Is known of civilized customs.
Dodles aro often burled when they are
still warm. All kinds of rough boards
are used to make colli ns. The old
boards of a battered blockhouse near
a little mountain town furnished sev
eral coffins during my stay there. Yet
n coffin mado of old boards is better
than none. Some of the natives bury
their dead in their back yards without
even putting them Into a box. Rut
this is an exception to tho rule, as Is
done by people living in the mountains,
whore there aro no cemeteries. Every
town haB ono or more graveyard3, but
a queer custom prevails. Lots are not
sold, as in our cemeteries, but Instead
Are rented by the year, and at the end
Hut the MWilnnnrlr Fnnnd They Were
Died In Alnklng 1'lrrrrurkrrn.
From Frank Leslie's Monthly! "In
dependence day reminds me," said the
missionary from China, "of the most
encouraging nnd the most disillusion
izing experience In my life. 1 had la
bored hard In the work of converting
tho Chinese to Christianity nnd thcro
was unfeigned rejoicing among all the
missions in China and the ehurchcH In
America when the demand for bibles
on the pnrt of our converts culminated
In ordets for S 1,000 bibles In one ship'
mrnt. Tho rcmurkhhlc number of new
Christians thus Indicated, while It oc
casioned much thankfulness In Amer
ica, caused tho heads of the missionary
associations to set on foot an Inquiry
ns to the methods employed In saving
tho souls of such nn uiiuhii.i1 number
of Celestials, and tho uses to which
they put tho bibles sent them. ion
may know that in China the majority
of tho firecrackers with which wo cole
brate our day of national Independence
nro mado by tho Chinese In their
homes. Contractors for fireworks giro
each man a certain amount of powder1,
and that must he mudo into a given
number of crackers. The paper used
In the manufacture ho buB himself
and paper Is not a cheap commodity In
China. The powder furnished seldom
fits the required number of crackers,
but that docs not disturb the Celestial
In tho least; ho turns In hid quota all
the samo, and tho American boy In,
consequence Invarlubly finds In ench,
nackaco of firecrackers n few that
'won't go off. I. discovered thnt Yan
kee thrift had been absorbed by the
heathen Chlncc with much more read
iness than Yankee morals. In contrib
uting hlfl labor toward our festival oc
snslons he hit upon nn expedient
whereby a considerable profit ncccuqd
to himself. In other words, our.great
shipment of 84,000 uiuica had literacy
'goiio up In smoke.' They were to, be,
had for the asking, nnd the Celestial;
conscience acemB never to havo uut-i
fered-mpang ns to their disposal- for.
CnjiiWorn llierelie Tremeudnu Force la
Not everyone has been blf.ton by a
dng, n cat or other animal whoso weap
ons of offense and defenso Are thotr
teeth, nnd consequently has not lived
In dread of hydrophobia or lockjaw or
blood poisoning. Still fewor among
our citizens have any comprehension,
of tho great power required to Inflict
the wounds that nil havo heard of,
even though they have not experienced
them. The teeth, even of the largest
carnlvorn, nro merely the "Hpcarhoads,"
but the force which "works" these in
struments I prodigious. It seems as
It for tho moment the animal threw all
Its bodily energy Into the combination
& RAILPn A WRECKED 'SHItV
I, I ...4 . "
Ilerolini of the Captain, file .Wife anil"
Craw of theeiner.- n v
The story oMhe'narrowiesdape oMltc
bark Hesiier, of Snn' Francisco, In
hurricane, nnd the' pluck- nnd' skill 'oH
tho cnptoln and crew lnv salllh her tb-i
nino unau, (Jinna, is now one(or uio
creat sea stories of the decade? flavfl
the New' YorV,'Vor1cf! d Durhig the,'
siurm tiie Hrsncr became Waterloifceil.
All tho provisions were 'spoiled, and.,
the deckload shifting gave tho vessel
a list to port that took, her main sail
under water. The cabins were flooded,!
nnd Capt. Sodergren and his wife hadi
to live In a tent made out of a spare sail
and rigged up on the deckload of lum
ber. When the opportunity came the
captain nnd his wife would not leave
the ship, and the crow manfully stnyed
by them, so for a whole month they
lived as best they could nnd sailed tho
waterlogged hulk 1,450 miles into safe
ty. Nineteen days after tho disaster,
when tho transport Pennsylvania
showed up, tho sailors would have de
serted the Hesper in a body had Mrs.
Sodergren accepted a proffered pas
sage to Nagasaki, but she positively re
fused to leave her husband nnd he
would not leave his vessel, so nil
I hands stayed by tho bark. The officers
of tho Pennsylvania say it was one of
the braveat"afUddeBl not8 they ever
saw performed oil "o cean. This
must have been a W gratifying ex
perience for Capt. anYM- Sodergren.
It Is not so many years oPJL'0.0'
the crew of tho 'Hesper were haTIc'
for killing Second Mate Fitzgerald.
They also attempted to murder Capt.
Sodergren and the first mate, after
which it was their Intention to make
for the coast of South America with
the vessel, taking Mrs. Sodergren with
them. Their plans miscarried, and
the Hesper reached Tahiti, from which
Island the mutineers were sent to San
Francisco In Irons, where tho ring
leaders were executed.
of muscular action which wo call a
"bite." In mot cases the mere shock
of Impact, as tho animal hurls Itself
on Its enemy Is entirely demoralizing
or Inflicts physical injury. A muzzled
mastiff will hurl a man to the ground
In the effort to fasten his teeth la bis
throat or shoulder. Then, the driving
nnd crushing force of the Jaw mtisolfn
Is astonishing. The snapping power
of tin alligator's Jaw Is more or less in
telligible. Thoy are long nnd fur
nished with a row of pointed t teeth
frotri end to end. Hut tho Jawn of' a
lion, leopard, tiger, o(tcr, forrot r
babboon aro short nnd tho longhand1,,
pointed teeth nre few. Yet each of
their species has n biting power which
In proportion to Its size Is utmost In
credible. Sir Samuel linker, who had
n long and varied acquaintance with
bites of tho cnrnlvorn, noticed thai thn
tiger usually seized an Indian native
by tho shoulder and with ono Jaw on
ono side nnd the other on tho other bit
clenn through the chest nnd back. "Tht
fatal wound was tho bite,, which
through back and chCBt, penetrated tho
lungs." Europeans aro killed by tho
tiger's bite iib well ns loecrated by tha
claws. A Mr. Lawes, son of a inlKfllon
ary of that nnnie, was killed after bo
Ing shaken for a few moments by n
tigress, which then left him. Ho died t
next day. in nearly nil cases the'b'lU
penetrates to the lungs. .This kln,d,ot
n wound Is characteristic of the at
tacks of many of tho felldac. Scarcely
nny bird recovers from n cat'B bite for
the same reason. The cnnlno teeth are
almost instantly driven through the
lung, under tho wing. Tho cheetah,
which has a very small'indiuMi, always
bites through the block buck's throat.
The leopard, when seizing fl malice an
imals, such as dogs, crushes the head;
when attacking men it alms at biting
through the lungs.
NORWAY'S 8KATINO SOLDIERS,
Sew llranoh of the Military Service llaa
IImu Ilceently Organjued.
A letter recently' received 'by
prominent Norwegian-American resi
dent in Chicago from, his old, horns
says that tho Norweglun ,nrmy has
lately organized n highly trained corps
of skaters. The men nre nrmcdjJwUh
repeating rifles. They wear a specially
constructed skate evolved after nu
merous experiments with varloun
types. Tho lice Is so shaped as to .
enable tho men to turn with great
rapidity. Ab a matter of fact, thoy
perform the "right about" in muca
quicker tlmo than infantry, spinning
round as though on n pivot at tho word
of command. The corps can be ma
neuvered with a rapidity equal to that
of tho bcBt-trnlned cavalry, and at a
recent review one on of the fjords
their evolutions astonished the mili
tary representatives of other natlona
who wcro invited to witness the dis
play. For patrol and scout duty thoy
nre expected to be of tho greatest ubo,
as tho Ice season In Norway Is of con
siderable duration. Tho men are the
pick of a skating nation, and they aro
commanded by nn ex-chnmplon. They
are cupablo of traveling eighty mile
a day on the Ice, fully equipped.
Saved by a Cat.
Score ono for pussy, A Rrlstol (Eng
land) cat a few days ngo proved tho
means of saving a whole family from
destruction by fire. At half-past 2 In
the morning a shopkeeper named Ledo
Schneldermann was aroused by his pot
tabby, which was gently scratching his
face. He tried to drive her awny, but
as tho faithful feline persisted, ho
aroused hlmHclf, to find the room full
of smoke. He alarmed a lodger, Her
mon Muller, who was sleeping on tho
samo floor, and also his sister and an
other young woman. They all rushed
to tho stairs, where tho flames verf nl
rcady spreading. With tho exception
of tho lodger, the inmates, taking pus)
with them, reached a landing, from
which they escaped to the hack yard.
Just as the flames shot right through
tho spiral staircase, Muller, who had
stopped to put on his boots, was cut
off from escape. The flames reached
his room, and then, throwing out soma
bedding, ho leaped from tho second
story window. Ho bndly sprained his
nnklo and was taken to the Infirmary.
Hnull Food In Turin.
Parisian gourmands dovour
pounds of snails dally.
Some mon who finally succeed in
raising the wind are unable to stop it.
The I'rliop lltrd.
In the Paris Muaeum of Natural His
tory at present there ,ls to be seen Jn
'oTjiu-jlvIng caPt,ve specimen of what
. .''. wiliir hnvp onltpd the "nrls-
Airican eij.. , ,r C. ,. 1 L,
on bird." The pec5.,ar,t.y f thl
feathered beauty is that ho lb u.PV
tyrannical and Jealous of usbanSp. .
Imprisoning his mate (hroughbuVaer
nesting tlmo, Livingstone watched tha
bird's habits while In Monpour, and In
his subsequent observations referred to'
the nest as a prison and tho femala
bird as a slave. The neat is built in
the hollow of a tree through an open
ing In the bark. As soon as It 1b com
pleted tho mother bird enters carefully
and fearfully and settles down In It.
Then papa walls up the opening, leav
ing only Just space enough for air and
food to pass through. Ho keeps faith
ful guard and 'brings food at regular
Intervals without fall. The femala
thrives under her enforced retirement.
Rut If the prison bird Is killed, or In
any other way prevented from fulfill
ing his duties, the mother and her little
ones must die of starvation, for shu
cannot freo herself from bondage. Nor
mally tho Imprisonment lasts tintU ttio
chicks aro old enough to fly. Then the
male bird destroys the barrier with hla
beak and liberates his family. "It In
charming," write Livingstone, "to see
the Joy with which the little prisoners
greet tho light and tho unknowu
Varlou Klndi of lloipltali.
The sign "Doll Hospital" has lone
been more or less familiar, and llko
wIeo that of "Umbrella Hospital" aad
to theso has been moro lately added
that of "Hat Hospital;" all indicating,
of course, places In whch. gopaira tugi
"Sho devoted her life to Chrlstls.
science." "Indeed. What did she dl
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