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WENT TO WAR TO LOSE HIS LIFE.
WantodtoBe Killed Ourln an EnBaRement-Falthlosanesa of a Wlfo
Mada a Martyr to the Causa of Fran Cuhn.
thl! wl?r ffiriif?' A ?!! ' 0rfkled " Mr and soothed vain, ai.ly
.. """ "-
Die and strange and debonair, he
looked the last man to whom the wish
of death should come; ho seemed too
vital. One could not think of him Inert
But dead he Is In his youth nnd
strength, a broken heart killed him.
His parting wish was prophecy.
Dr. Danforth was a rich young phy
sician of Milwaukee before he rushed
to seek the bullet that should end his
sorrows with his life, by enlisting In
the army as assistant surgeon of the
They killed him at Santiago. When
the message came, friends of the fam
ily, who knew the sad storv of tin.
iman's life, shook their heads and said,
""Spain, for once, was merciful."
"Pierced through the heart with a
rifle ball, he died whispering messages
of love and forgiveness of his wife and
hopeful words for their child," said
The story of his life, his wooing, his
death Is on every tongue today.
Harry Danforth was full-blooded,
faring, Impetuous. He loved tumul
tuously. When he found his home de
spolled he hated as fiercely as he had
From the exultation of a successful
Avooer he sank to the desperation of a
oeirayeu anu discarded husband.
The bullet that sped from the mur
derous Mauser pierced a heart that
was already riven by grief and anxiety.
Impulsive, daring and eccentric In
all things. Harry Danforth wooed and
won lovely "Bess" Whitehall with the
same Impetuosity that marked his
every action. Daughter of one of the
most prominent citizens of Milwaukee,
.gifted and haughty and rare personal
chars. Elizabeth Whitehall became the
belle of the city as soon as she was
past her teens. Her fame extended
over the great northwest.
Beautiful, with a veritable siren's
voice, she drew men on; listened to their
protestations of devotion and laughed
snyly as she tossed them aside and
sought new sensations.
Her conquests numbered half a score
oefore she was 20. Half the vounir
-ellglbles of the northwest had been at
Tier feet during the few years she waa
In society, but she floated along always
si favorite with the men, though
KEENLY HATED BY JEALOUS RIV
ALS. Nntll hale, handsome, careless Harry
Danforth crossed her path.
Something In his wayward, insistent
manner, so different from the beseech,
1ng lovers whom she had entangled In
her wiles, seemed to appeal to her. He
stormed the citadel of her heart and she
yuuug women, lie was a capau.e
mimic and had quite a vogue in ama
Mrs. Danforth was wrapped up In
little plays and operettas. When a
dramatic club was organized Cressy
Morrison Joined, of course. Dr. Dan
forth was kind, Indulgent, unsuspect
ing. He readily acceded to his wife's
desire to Join the club, founded as It
had been by leading society women.
Nobody could Plnv lover's narts like
Cressy Morrison, tnat was frankly ad-1
miueu ny an uie men In the club, nnd
she well a better Juliet, Desdemona,
U7A0. The truth Is, that Is more innnev
than I have. Now, dear one, I hate
to ask any one for assistance, but as I
am alone In the world. I will do It be
Tore I will dishonor the name of my
dear father and mnihur. wtn imvo -.,.,
Ophelia. Carmen, Marguerite could not to their long home beyond the river
among amateurs be found. If you will send me the amount 1 n.,i'
Soon It came to be recognized that I will start rlirht awnv. r u-m r,.i
1 "Tlnool.." nt,n..1.1 l.n ..n... lMtl rt IIah rt At... .1 ...
,,.. ., j.trcu ui mu uress i win wear
and a piece of the ribbon I will wear
on my breast. You can pin the ribbon
on your coat, so I will know you when
When with others you are happy,
Keep for me one little spot;
In the depths of thine affection
Plant one sweet forget-me-not.
Darling, I am sorry you are so far
away. When I once meet you I will
do all In my power to make you happy.
Lovingly, your dear little friend.
POSED AS GIRL IN SEARCH OFA HUSBAND"
Blonr-Eyod and Rum-Soaked Tramp Moved Many Masculine Hearts to
Part with Cash Advertised For a Husband.
HIS LOVE LETTEltS. ,
I am a young girl, 7 years vastand
strong and healthy; B feet 2 Inches
high, brown hair, hazel eyes and of a
loving disposition. I can do nil kinds
of housework nnd cooking; can also
harness up a team of horsts and drive
very well for a girl of my age. I am
nn orphan, keeping house for my guar-
"." '",,- you sav. is
"Cressy" and "Bessie" should be east
for the lover's roles. From mlmlo love
making to the grand passion was a
short and eaBy step. Danforth was ap
prised of the course of affairs. Kind
friends attended to that. They always
do. Still, he smiled and refused to
But the gossips' talcs came true.
The denouement occurred one night
when, returning home quite late after
some delicate major operation, Harry
Danforth stepped noiselessly Into the
hall, Intent upon retiring so quietly
he would not wake his wife and boy;
he stopped suddenly. Surely that was
a merry laugh he heard. Had Bessie
any company? He had beeen away all
day. Perhaps some old school friend
had come to town to spend a few days
with her. His surmises were rudely
broken. He distinguished a man's voice.
He knew it. It was Morrison's. He
went on until he was face to face with
The doctor recovered himself. Ha
crept downstairs again a broken
The next day Mrs. Danforth returned
to her brother. The divorce was ob
tained. Afterward Mrs. Danforth made
strenuous efforts to regain her lost so
cial position. She had champions,
among them one who was bold enough
to ask her to aid In a reception. When
the other ladles of the receiving party
heard of it they canceled their accept
ances, and as the news circulated, pro.
spectlve guests sent excuses until but
a half dozen remained. The woman who
championed Mrs. Danforth's cause puld
for It by the toss of her social posi
tion, which she has since been striving
Danforth, poor fellow, was a changed
man. His naturally excitable disposi
tion changed to moody taciturnity. He
became morbid and melancholy. The
Cuban cause Interested him all of a
sudden; not that it promised honor or
profit, not that he cared particularly
for the cause. But life had lost all
FBOM A VICTIM.
Hornsby Island, British Columbia.
Canada. My Very Own Dear Darling;
I received your very welcome nnd lov
ing letter today, and win nn.- tntu
great pleasure In answering It. Well, mpetuouB. Others dragged along at a
I am here answering this letter In my J conservative gait, for, as has been said,
uwii nouse. and nave got It all ready M" ls a Juuge of humanity, and he
Deputy Postofllce Inspector Klrby
who ran down Klrby In February, M3,
says the swindler Is the most disgust
ing looking tramp he ever met.
May dresses like a railroad tramp or
a beer bum of the lowest strata nnd
lives at cheap lodging houses. Ills
stock In trade Is a good knowledge of
human nature and the ability to rutin
tetfelt a school girl's handwriting. He
rarely failed of success In fleecing a
man whom he picked out, and he only
slipped up when drunk nnd careless In
the matter of details.
May's plan was simple but Ingenious.
He would advertise himself over some
euphonious name as a bewitching
maiden In search of a husband. "Olive
May was a favorite alias.
There is a young lady of this nnmo
who was a well known society girl on
the South Side befote she went on tho
stnge, but that made no difference to
Klrby, who ls no respecter of persons.
According to the ads, Olive was pos
sessed of all tho virtues that a man
might wish in a wife, but foibles wen
not In her makeup. She would have
her mall addressed to general delivery.
Klrby would forge Olive's name to an
order for the replies and get them
wunout nny trouble.
Many a rugged "cow-man" or miner,
with all In the world to make him
happy but a wife, was gently led thro
the mazes of love at long range by
Some of the courtships were fiery and
Joy and he was drinking deep of tin-
The marriage was a social event. A Jregs. So he arranged his earthy uf.
long honeymoon tour was planned, and 'alrs and two years ago last April he
LEFT MILWUAKEE FOR CUBA.
then tho much-envied pair settled down
The love Harry Danforth lavished
upon his wife was all the affection of
a big. manly hear.t. When later a lit
tle son came to crown the union, he
became more than ever a devoted help
mate, a tender lover and constant frlen J
But then came the rift within the
lute. The young man's professional
duties absorbed more and more of his
time everywhere he was In demand.
His cheery manner no less than his
acknowledged skill endeared him to his
patients. He became wrapped up In
Ills profession, proud of his achieve
ments. This meant lonely hours to the
proud. Imperious beauty at home. She
yearned for constant devotion. The
"Danforth home was irreproachable, nut
the handsome, bluff, Jovial doctor could
not spare the time to pay those pretty
dues that more diplomatic men would
havs seen wore essential to domestic
peace and happiness.
The woman hungpred for compli
ments. A dozen gallants Jumped at the
chance to be her ravaller. Among them
was one A. Cressy Morrison a brewery
magnate ana vice president of the
Almost immediately upon his arrival
he was appointed private physician to
President Clsneros. For fifteen months
he remained with the Insurgents nnd
took part In many skirmishes. In one
of these he was wounded in the left
leg. He carried the bullet to his death.
He came home In July last year, but
left again last April to Join the Ninth
United States cavalry as assistant sur
To a friend he once said: "I hope
this war will kill me."
As private physician to the president
of Cuba he was not assigned to active
service, but there was something solac
ing In dally Jeopardy and he sought
occasions to fight like a demon
The wife remarried and removed to
Detroit. The son remained with his
paternal grandmother. Before San
tiago Harry Danforth fell Into an am
buscade and was shot through the head.
He died two days later on July 5
In a mansion In Detroit Is the beautl
ful woman who caused his death. She
Is beloved by those who know her and
not her story. Recently the boy went
to her to spend his vacation, and while
d It a folia t.lm ft timi Vil. tn Uam 4t.l
league of American Wheelmen. He for his country, she will not tell the lit
was as suave as Harry Danforth was I tu fniiniv uhv hu tt n ,ia ..,... .,.,..
bluff:h?Eang well and-pajnte-i a HtMe-'and fought .so, desperately, so recklessly
Jie could wenvp rnlntv voro rhm u ......... , a ' '
iu inc iuvcicu cnu.
for you. The walls are papered, as
well as the celling, and I have made
some cupboards, tables, shelves and
such. The other day I scrubbed and
washed the house out. Then I started
In and washed my clothes, but In the
very first going off I got In the tub
and had a bath. In Met, I had a reg
ular wash day of It. Today I am work
ing at a road contract that will take
two weeks to finish. I am clean out of
money now.' but In two weeks I will
send you all I get. How much do you
need, dear, to get here? Well, I have
nothing much to say except that I hope
you will have a pleasant Journey to
iiuiipuiL-as nere anu a nome of yourl
own. With sweet kisses nnd best wishes
i remain your loving and sincere In
tended. WILLIAM FORD.
Jie could weave ralnty verses that
BATTLE CRY OF KENTUCKIANS hands are swollen to double their nat-
urai thickness, resulting from having
"Remember Crittenden" will be the
tattle cry of every Kentucklan who
lands to flght on Cuban soil. Nearly
half a century ago Kentucky blood
was spilled there In the cause of Cu
ban freedom, and the bones of William
Logan Crittenden and his men lie In
some unmarked spot In the city of Ha
vana. They tost their lives In a filibus
tering expedition which was unsuccess
ful because of the expected rising of
the Cubans to aid It never took place.
Of the 150 Kentucklans whom he had,
50 were killed In battle, as many more
escaped, and the others-were-captured
with their leaden Every one of the
captives were shot.
Narclsco Louez; a native Venezuelan,
who had lived for many years In Cuba,
was the organizer of. the expedition.
His first attempt. In 1849, was frustrat
ed by the United States, authorities. A
year later he succeeded in landing a
force at Cardenas, but was driven back
and forced to take his boats and re
turn to Florida. SHU he was not dis
couraged, and In August, 1851, 500 men,
Incluldng Crittenden's Kentucklans.
sailed from New Orleans and landed
on August 15 at Morlllo. Lopez had
spread enthusiastic reports of how the
-Cubans would rise to meet them, and
their little force would be a nucleus
for an army which was to spring Into
being Instantly, thousands strong. He
had mlsreckoned. Only a few strag
gling natives Joined him, The Spanish
attacked the Invaders at once and
routed them. Crittenden's command
tore the brunt of the attack, and, driv
en back by greatly superior numbers,
took to the woods, leaving a third of
their number on the field of battle. In
this way fifty of them, with Crittenden
himself, were captured and taken to
Havana. Lopez's main force had al
ready surrounded, and Venezuelan waa
afterward garroted In Havana, some
of his followers being shot and others
pardoned. It was decided that the
Americans should be put to death by
military execution. Tightly bound
with ropes, they were brought Into Ha
vana and kept confined for eighteen
hours, after which they were led forth
to their death.
In platoons of six they were made
to kneel facing a file of soldiers, and
were shot. Crittenden, when bidden to
get to his hnees. replied:
"A Kentucklan kneels only to his
He was shot standing. The bodies of
the victims were thrown Into a trench.
An hour before the execution the hands
of the captives were untied, and they
were notified that they would have half
on hour In which to write any messages
or letters they wished sent. Colonel
Crittenden wrote to his friend, Luclen
"This Is an Incoherent letter, but the
mem too tightly corded for the last
eighteen hours. Writ John (Colonel
Crittenden's brother) and let him write
to my mother, I am afraid that the
news will break her heart. My heart
beats warmly for her now. Farewell.
My love to all my friends."
Some few of Crittenden's men es
caped and put back to Florida In the
vessel which had brought them over,
pursued by the Spanish warship Plz
zano. Men were stationed at the mag
azines to blow up the ship, should cap
ture become certain. Thev reached
Florida by a narrow margin, the war
ship having fired on them. but with
poor aim. Colonel Crittenden was a
nephew of John J. Crittenden, ex-Senator
from Kentucky, and a brother of
ex-Governor Crittenden of. Missouri. He
was 2. years old at the time of his
What a stuck of answers.
Thoughts of connubial Joys rumble
through the minds of stoics of gullible
men at sight of It.
After the Initial exchange of corre
spondence come mlpsives of Increased
tenderness and warmth of expression
from both sides, followed by reckles.t
abandon In the use or superlatives' and
then sometimes marriage: but uiualiy
n financial advance by a would-be hus
band entailing th humiliating dlscuv
ery that he has been fleeced.
lie Is now In jail at Decatur. III.,
where he was urrtsted last Thursday.
Tim champion of all the fakirs who
win money thiounh mans proclivity to
bite at the feminine bait is Klrby L.
This Individual who has caused more
masculine hearts to throb with the
ecstacy of a fancied matrimonial para
dise than any other who has not es
caped the grip of the law Is a dirty,
grimy, rum-soaked, blear-eyed, red
nosed, lll-smulling tramp.
For years May has lived by his wits
and the credulity of his sex At times
when business was good he would reap
richly of the gold of victims: again,
the matrimonial market fell off a few
points and May's dally portion of
"booze" was harder to acquire.
But the western axiom, "a sucker Is
born every minute " did not fall far
short of exemplification In his case
and the hobo who signed his passion
breathing notes with various stage
names of the feminine gender was sel
dom without a victim In sight.
May, who is now under arrest at De
catur. 111., for practicing his old tricks
played two engagements In his own pe
culiar role at St. Louis during the year
IS9S. That Is. he was arrested and
prosecuted only twice, ultnough he may
have operated from here at other times
He served t.wo Jail sentences In this
qlty and after each release protested
vehemently that he would abandon the
studied the character of his correspond.
ems wen ana conformed as nearly to
the would-be husband's Idea of maiden
ly propriety as possible In each case.
Getting down to the business of the
conespondence, Olive would ndroltly
sandwich' in between the lines of paH
slonate effusions a shy suggestion
about "her" temporary financial trou
bles. Sometimes "guardy" was so close
with her that she could not save the
necessary amount from her pin tnoiuy
in uuy ner trousseau or purennse a
railroad ticket to lly to the arms of
the love-lorn man at the other end of
- Again Olive would be a working girl,
poor, but chaste and honest, and the
"times" would be so hard that tdie
could not earn enough to come as
quickly as her heart bade her.
But, like all geniuses, May had one
weak spot. He could not stand success.
All of his money went for bad whisky,
and when drunk he would get negli
gent. While he seemed partial to Olive
May as a heart winner, he also used
Cora May, Laura Zone, Coia Hammer
and other hllases.
One time he got them mixed and the
mixture proved the means of his undo
ingfor a time nt least.
Olive had been In correspondence
with n guileless old party in Wash
ington, who wanted a wife exceedingly
He made lavish advances and May got
The swindler thought to keep the old
man in tow a while longer and contin
ued the correspondence. Olive was
drunk when "she" wrote one of tins
letters and thoughtlessly signed It
A later epistle written under the In
spiration of Bacchus was signed Laura
The man at Washington marveled at
this inconsistent and nlso at the delay
of the St. Louis girl's start for his home
after he had forwarded her the money
for transportation. The result was an
investigation by the postofllce authori
ties and Klrby May was located at 121
Clm street and arrested.
He had a valise full of letters from
men In the west, all of whom wanted
to marry the beauteous lady of the
want ad. t
After being released from the St
Louis Jail in April, nothing was heard
of May until late In August.
A complaint came from Postmaster
Bird of Odessa, Mich., stating that
somebody was, trying to swindle him
through a matrimonial scheme.
The work was traced to May and he
was again convicted and served a sec
ond Jail term.
Since that time he kept out of con
flict with the postofllce authorities un
til last Thursday Post-Dispatch.
Many accounts of the operations near
Santiago and othor places In Cuba
show that barbed wire plays an lm
portont part In the defense of the Isl
amis, u has been known ever since
the revolution began In Cuba that tho
Spanish trocha or dead lino was marked
with barbed wire, but until the United
States troops reuched the Island there
were only Indistinct Ideas as to how
tho wire was used and to whnt ex
tent It became an Impediment to nn
Invading or opposing force.
It was believed by many that these
barbed wire abatis were simply wire
rences of from four to eight feet high,
but It has been found that they are
not built on the fence plan. The wire
in mien-iieu irom tree to tree at Irrcgu.
Jar heights. SometltneH a strand will
be fnsiened to a stump, and fiom there
to a height of eight, or ten feet on a
tree, then down again to tho next tree
to a height of three or four feet from
the ground. In this way hedges with
six or eight strands of barbed wire nro
run along for miles, the construction
being so Irregular that one never knows
wiiere to look for the Individual
stionds. Tho whole forms a formidable
This stylo of abatis In popular In all
southern countries, and has been used
wherever there has been a war since
barbed wire became a commercial com
modity. The only thing like a barbed
wire hedge used In the civil war was a
telegraph wire hedge at the siege of
It has been said by the Cubans and
South American leaders that the barbed
wire Is superior to wood abatis made
from limbs Of trees llcrilliac tlm U'nnil
can be torn to pieces by artillery fire,
and once down the forces can march
through tho breach. It can also be set
on lire. The barbed wire abatis cannot
be destroyed In that .way nnd Thoma
A. Edison has suggested that a dynamo
might make the collection of wire
strands exceedingly hard to handle. But
It does not appear that the scientific
methods have been employed by the
Spaniards, and their wire hedges were
simply Irregular, obstinate and most
uncomrortable things, which yielded,
however, to the nippers with which tho
troops were supplied.
The large manufacturers of barbed
wire say that while great quantities
of their product were sent to fiuim
during the lust two years they have
no means of knowing how much of It
wus used In building defensive works.
They discredit the report that the
American expedition to Manila carried
many tons of barbed wire to be used
In building hedges similar to those used
In Cubrt. They believe that much wire
has been sent thero, but they say that
It will be used for purposes of peaco
and not for war.
An Afflicted Mother.
From the Time, l',iw Vaw, III.
.t.!fu,'J,ini..t "U lwn who ha loU two chit
jlh-n during the pant six years by violent death,
nil hern utterly prostrated by the shock, anil
mri.',),li,Ly.r,lc?,nn ni",,lf of." 0ne ehlid cVa
rt)..,ui."..kl '.'''' ,,Jr ,l c'cl.onn n M while at Mliool;
i.1.1.! ,,r.' ,l'r.''. " Inter wnt rim over by a
liurlliiKtou It. ft. train. Tliut grief nnd nil.
'!. )!,'!J'?.i":ftJf w5 Wy ." ,,,. '"""J ' ,0 'Ml o
XVri"i 7i" cnl ""suf" hasbwtn Fell diniou.
i. rA'.h'J" , ?MH' . A". a rM,,lt 0 ttiem, bet
lii-aUhHii nlintteiPil nntl lie tin boon n con
taiitiinmnriiicn IBWO. Her principal trouble
nn lieeii nriiruluin of the stomach which wa
very painful, tiiiiToxhlblted nil the yim.toinol
i.V1lli,,"!;y."0,!rnlf '" nerTi.iiMi.-M mid Indigestion.
I H)MclHti tl d bur no eood whatever, blio wa
dlirournurtl nnd nlinniloiied nil iioikj of Kcttlnit
well. Finally. hoiMuer. a corbtln well kuowii
mi1 V r.c '"'"'"''led (l)r. Williams' link 1'ilti
for Palo 1 eoplnj,
film supplied hnrsoif with a quant'ty of them
SmLI'i'1 .""t.tnkrn them two vtccks fwhmi she
noticed a marked Improvement In hor condition.
A Comtant Sufferer.
eiihtCh.l?iLlUi.L W"8 ,,, P" until scvon or
ii t in "0,?f v"lity fured. JM10 can now cat
nil Kinds uf roml. uritiMi i ......!. .. .1 i..
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irni.r.TCi ..:: '. "I ".". yenr. hiio is noi
Ll i.,iln.,,n6..,t'nsl.Yr,th nervoiunoM a she
was during tho time of hor ttoinach trouble.
n8.ll0.,?nV,,'.w.n" Bni1 all becnuso of Dr. WH-
sssuwaKir?1, 1,tt, i,oo,,i a co,n",ot-
.i.li-Ni'Jf0.!!?. W'UI,,1 llke 5 noftr mots of th
in. 1?! ,ittnIUIT,r "Knnd relief Rained hythe
ii-o of Dr. William-.' link I'lll for 1'alo I'eonla
tlioyitmybo ;; 1 nlnod probably, hywrltliiK tha
iH.ly direct. Hho Is one 'of our wclf known rot?
iit'iit. Mr. Kiion A. Odorkirk, Paw raw, 111.
AN EXCITING INCIDENT.
A Pomale Fugitive.
The arrival yesterday afternoon of the
British tank steamer Mexicano.
Captain Kink, from Vera Cruz and
Tamplco, Mexico, marks the end of one
of the most Interesting trips ever made
by this well known vessel In the oil
trade between this country and tii
On May 31 the Mexicano cleared from
Philadelphia with a cargo of 782,203 gal
lons of crude petroleum, consigned to
Vera Cruz and Tamplco. The ship ar
rived at the former port on June 10,
While discharging about a mile from
shore off the ancient city the crew of
the Mexicano witnessed the rescue of
a female prisoner of high degree from
the Mexican fortress of San Juan, now
used as a military prison. The lookout
had his attention attracted shortly after
midnight on June 11 by the sound of a
boat approaching with mufHed oars
rrom the vicinity of the citadel. From
the nature of the Instructions received
the crew was nrenaredto reeard nil
such craft with hostile Intent, and the
alarm was at once given. The strage
boat, however, seemingly avoided the
Mexicano and made for a point near
the Plerson Breakwater. In the mean
time, the alarm had aroused the sen
tries on the ramparts of San Juan and
the big searchlight there was at ohce
Hashed over the harbor until the little
craft was located.
Under its beams the occupants could
be plainly observed. They were three
men and a woman, who was lying In
the stern. The commandant's launch
was at once put out from the fort and
the fugltlves.for such they undoubtedly
weie, buuii uurrenuerea. Tne otneer In
Our boarding house Is usually one of
the quietest places Imaginable. Last
night It was as lively as the next one.
The young lady In the third hall front
began It. She heard somebody fumbling
at her door knob. That Is, she said that
It could not have been her umbrella
tumbling behind her trunk. To be sure,
her umbrella had tumbled behind her
trunk, but that was a different matter.
Umbrellas tumbling behind trunk
didn't make the kind, of noise she
heard. She was quite sure that could
have been made only by some one
fumbling at her door knob. So, of
course, she was Justified In opening the
door and. yelling like a Comanche: The
woman In the next room poked her head
out, and the man In the hall room
back came to the rescue.
"Oh, I thought It was a mouse,"
snipped the woman, slamming the door.
The man gave himself more concern.
The .young lady needed pacifying and
he sought to pacify her.
"It couldn't have been, you know,"
he said, reassuringly. "No doubt you
heard something, but It couldn't have
been that anybody turned your knob.
You see, there's nobody on the floor
but ,you and me and the woman next
you here. So. don t be afraid. Just go
back to bed and to sleep."
"But I am afraid," the young lady
"Well, don't be," the man persisted.
"I shan't get to bed for an hour yet,
and nothing possibly could hurt you."
"But after you do go to sleep," said
the girl. "Oh, I shall not be able to
sleep a wink. I know somebody turned
Now, the man was a kind-hearted
fellow. He was also full of resources.
"I'll tell you," he said. "I've a plan.
I'll get a string and run It from your
room to mine through the keyholes,
They yelled alternately till the whole
house was alarmed. There was stirring
on every floor: there was running up
stairs and down.
"What is the matter? Who Is It?
Where Is It? Help' Murder! It's a
man!" everybody seemed to be yelling
at once. Finally somebody opened a
window and called "Police!"
Of course, when the racket began the
house was as dark, as a respectable,
house should be at 1 a. m.. and by the
time somebody got a light turned on
things were pretty well mixed. There
were men In pajamas hurrying to and
fro. "gentlemen, unafraid:" there were
women la night-dresses, and. crimping
pins poking their heads out of doors,
In the course of time the Jlght and
the crowd and the policemen reached
the third floor. There, at one end of the
hall, Just without her doorway, the
twine about her wrist holding her fast,
stood the young lady dancing, pranc
ing and screaming. At the other end
Just across his threshold, the twine
sawing Into hla wrist, was the man
of the hall room back, kicking and
prancing and swearing. Between the
two In the middle of the hall, all tan
gled up In the twine, his arms Dlnioned
to his sides, and he, too, kicking and
prancing and swearing, was the young
man who occupied the top floor front
"What does this mean?" asked the
policeman, putting his hand on the
young man's shoulder.
"the devil only knows what It
means." the young fellow answered.
"Here was I going upstairs to my
room like a Christian to be roped and
bound like a heathen, and here are
those people who have lariated me see
sawing at either end of the rope
To Make loo Cream.
The first essential, next to Ice, is a
freezer, and a good one can be obtained
at low cost.
The Ice must be finely and evenly
eruHiieu. 1 nose who use large quanti
ties and can afford one will get a patent
But for a small family freezer an ex
cellent substitute ds the Ice shuver.
This stout tool quickly chips a large
piece of Ice, and may be had In sev
eral makes for about 50 cents.
There 1b alwuys an old-fashioned, but
effective method of putting the Ice In a
stout sack of canvas or carpet, laying It
on a hard cement floor or stone Hag.
glng, where a few vigorous uounds with
hammer or hatchet soon reduces It to
In packing the freezer coarse rock
salt Is the sort to use. and them iinnM
be for creams three times as much Ice
as salt, and for Ices twice as much.
A layer of cracked Ice three Inches
deep begins the packing, and then Ice
and salt alternate.
A wooden paddle should be used
closely to press down the mixture, nnd
when the space around the freezer
Is nearly to its top a little cold water
Is poured In, about a pint to a gallon
The water which Is now about the
freezer Is salt, with the temperature at
the freezing point, and Is kept so by
tho Ice. . This water should nnt h
Hussla Is experimenting with giant
searchlights mounted In balloons and,
containing electric burners connected
With dynaniOH on tbn trrmin,! Tt I.
also Introducing tall observation towers
iiuu u.Keuier out or sections distributed
among the men while on the march.
In their drills with these a squad of
sixty men can erect complete struc
tures In twenty minutes, thus enabling
the oillcers In command to survey m
much wider extent of territory than
would be possible without these de
vices. The Prussians already have nn
excellent system of army balloons with
photographic ond other equipments,
and In this particular take the lead of
all the European nations.
The Noith China Herald says that
a curious phenomenon was witnessed
recently at dnybieak upon the opening
of the Chnngmen gate 'of Soochow.
Some 1,000 or more rats of nil sizes were
seen to me out or the gates, showing
no fear of the country people who
were flocking to sell their market pro
duce In the city. Thero Is much ex
citement, amounting almost to a panic,
therefore, In Soochow, and a dire fato
Is prophesied to the city, It being re
membered that a similar exodus hap
pened In the BOs, Just prior to the fall
of the city Into the hands of the Talplng
. i. .,.' .. - ' """"
i.uun-u uii nn me ireezing is accom
plished, a fact which must bo empha
sized to Ignorant cooks.
Let the cream mixture In the freez.
lng can Ave minutes to chill the cream
before turning. The turning process
Bhould not be too rapid, as friction is,
created, which means heat.
Fifteen to thirty minutes will finish
the freezing. When the cream Is stiff
remove the beater, scrape the cream
from the sides of the can, giving It a
thorough, short beating with a wooden
spoon: then nack hoIMIv nnri ..
- - -- - - .. ,uv.
tiunt-iy, ueing carerui that the opening
in the cover Is well corked and the
cross piece firmly In place.
Draw off the etra water, replacing
the freezer if necessary, having this
time the salt on top; cover with a
piece of carpet wet In salt ani water;
or, better, with newspapers wet and
wadded In handfuls and. pressed .down
around and over the freezer till the pall
Is filled. The cream should stand then
from two to three hours to "ripen."
Cases of Ice cream nnUoninrr ,o,.a
been voted. Investigation shews., how
ever, that home-made creams did not
do the work. Poison has remitted n
a rule, only where professional restau
ranteurs have used poisonous chemicals
for coloring or have sold old cream,
either several times frozen or madt
from tainted or fermented materials.
Absolute cleanliness at every stage of
the process thorough scalding of the
tin cans, protection of the cream from
the freezing mixture and machinery,
the use of fresh and pure cream and
the milk and cream to kill germs will
make Ice cream as wholesome as milk
and Ice uncomblned.
on a Bicycle.
Among the coyBers, waterfalls.
. lakes, and terraces of Yellowstono
1 Park is where every true wheelman
t should SDand bin 'HR ImlMnv t ' '
. -- -. w MW....UJ, fxunb '
idolightrul outing imuginablo. Less i I
J expensive than a woek at a fashion-; '
J able summer resort. Goodroads. EIo- '
I Rant hotels. Fino fishing. Splendid i
Write for ImnklAf rrtvln r..n : 1
formation about the cost of. tlm trin X
- - "' "
wnat to tako, what the roads are
X J. Franclt, General rattier Agent,
i Omaha, Neb.
A St. Louis physician says: "I at
tribute many colds contracted in sum
mer to the new hot weather luxury
electric fans. Artificial ventilation Is
seldom healthy. The swift draught of
an electric fan not infrequently closes
the pores of the skin, resulting In se
T llflVpn't trnt n flonunt tnnV. nt ...I..U
Then you can tie one end to your wrist skin left on my body. Cut this thing
and when I go to bed I'll tie the other i008e and let me out. but ask some
end to mine. Then, If you hear any-'body else what It mnnns
"Oh!" said the young lady as she
fell to the floor In a faint.
"Damn!" said the man In the hall
room back, and the next morning he
came down to breakfast with his arm
In a sling.
thing just pull the string, see? And
I'm on the spot."
The plan did seem a good one, so the
man got the string and rigged up the
running gear satisfactorily. The girl
tied her end to her wrist all right, went
to bed and to sleep In great security.
By and by the man did the same. Then
time passed. About 1 o'clock the quiet
of the preternaturally quiet boarding
nouse was again disturbed.
overdye0.! Sh&''aii& 'Herce rZ
actions of hlmwl 'and hi. comMnlon. out ln a peaI of "aching. The
the ImpresslS formed l oil ! theTexfto " at thS ther " f the ha" Ch,med
- '"'"' '"i". "" me in niui me woman ui lease was Of some iitibh
olroumstai.ces must excuse It, Mj'j Importance as a political prisoner"' Murderl"
PAINT:: WALLS CEILINGS.
MURALO WATER COLOR PAINTS
FOR DECORATING WALLS AND CE L NQS ao2hif r?.k'"of MHRAI )
p.lnt dH .r ud do roar own door.tln,. ThI. n." .l U diui? viVii?iri TV UVB-
cold or but ntcr.
..atj.foar Uou .ad work. mmIIf ' -.li'iV
iaK&iffm?tfrin's te,asifijf,sr thu - "
nc Munnujuu., new BRIGHTON. B. I.. NEW YORK
The feat of photographing flying bul
lets has been eclipsed by M. L. De
combe, who has reported to the French
Academy the photographing of the
Hertzian oscillation, occupying less
than the five-millionth part of a second.
The period of oscillation was shown by
reflection of the explosive spark rrom
a rotating mirror to the focal plane of
the camera by a colllmatlng lens.
la u Wirld.
C.cra TtbUU CImom
rumr u nnuisi
Tritl Bx 2 ctati I 1 fa Brparlll &
" Celery Co. Oiuli.Heb.
What 1b known In the Hood River
valley, Oregon, as the Big Ditch, cost
J28.000, and this year's crop of straw
berries, blackberries and other fruit
In the valley will bring enough money
to pay for It. It was constructed for
the benefit of the fruit growers, who
are enabled thereby to get their pro
ducts to market in greater bulk.
v'km'fi M1i,,r Eriporetlng Ne.t
J 811. kill, lice nod tuife on nulirTtak.
In llie beat Uj more f rel. sod lde
bellb. comfort end beaut? tolbe toVle.
eecb.fl.UiDut tiweu prepeid
Agent wented. ItlNS-MlSS IXKIBIT.
mm! & MIUU. WAKOO.Hi,
O. P. Co., Omaha,
No. 31, 1898
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