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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 6, 1905)
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Curse of Leper's Skull
Falls on American and
Pretty Filipino Wife.
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wh HTRANOR slid grewsome tragedy of love and
4k 1 war, lis It inbred into the llfi of Philip J.
M I Allingd.an. ii young American soldier. Is re-
JL & I 11.(1 by l.'iii.t. Kdward II. White, who re
turned to Chicago recently after five years'
ry service In the Philippines.
hll wns one of the most daring and
dashing hoys that w.re 1'nrle Sam's uniform
In the archipelago." said dipt. White. " Me did not belong
to my company, but 1 saw and heard iiiik h of him during
the lighting and afterwards. His tall form, soldierly bearing,
and lively manners first attract! d my attention ns we sailed
tip the I'assin river nnd Into I he l.aguua di' Hay, coming to
relieve thi' wenry and exhausted troops that our late allies,
the Filipinos, were worrying in the town of Calamha. thirty
seven miles south of Manila. I'ol. Kline's men. consisting
mainly of the Twenty tlrst regular infantry, weri' glad to
Ki t away from there. They had occupied tin- place for sev
eral months and were Worn out with fever and other diseases
of the country, so much so. that they seemed unconcerned
that the enemy had boldly dun trenches right in front of
111. in and had estal.lished a kind of siege. Their place was
now taken l.y my regime nt and a Tennessee battalion, all
fr. sh and hearty troops. All told, we were about 1.7ml
strong. The little brown Tagnlos who lined their trenches
north and west of ui, probably numbered 4 (sK. Col. Robert
I,. Halliard, who commanded us, obtained permission to at
tack the besiegers, and at 2 a. ni., under cover of darkness,
We moved out to the work.
Fighting In Dense Jungle.
" Although, December, the vegetation was thick nnd rank,
the wei ds growing high on the deserted haciendas, laid waste
by continuous war. and the thick Jungle In (tarta Impassable.
lL.wevi r, pushing on through the clurnpa of bamboo and
oilier wild growths, we found ourselves at daybreak within
-too Minis of the enemy's trenches. At sight of us the Tagalos
Leg ui to blaze away, and their tire developed as our line of
skirmishers advanced by rushes and replied. Three men
dropped In company O before we opened up and gave our
artillery a chance. Meanwhile we made a flanking move
ment. I'ark. r on the right, Taylor on the left. The Tagalos
w. re oMIoere.l by two Japs and some halfbreeds. and they
h. Id out lor two hours, though their aim waa bad and their
powder poor. Hut when our deadly enfilading bullets began
to whistle along their trenches, strewing them with dead and
wounded, the brown men broke and fled.
Cannons Made of Gas Pipe.
"Such cannon as they left behind them! sections of gas
or other piping. Inclosed in layers of bamboo, bound with
Iron hoops, and mounted on old cartwheels. To discharge
one of these formidable pieces was In Itself an act of daring.
" Theiu clorlh for three days we pursued them from one
town to another through Bantn Rosa, Rlnyan, and Montln
lupat. They did not even defend any of the famous forts
erected by the Spaniards.
1 i . S i ' - Vtf '' t 1 " I'hll Alllngdran picked up one of those bleached, home-
p f, ' k 'I "j less skulls, thrown upon the ground near n cemetery made
. ' -' t I ' the Inevitable quotation from Shukspoarc. and. In callous
'?. V - ' .'Jt exuberance, bigan to laugh and crack jokes. Suddenly a
' 4, . . , f Spanish soldier, whom we had released from the natives, be-
f - ' , . t-' ir ,l came excited and horror stricken. This Spaniard could
v' s 't" i spi'ak tolerable Kngllsb.
Lvvit 5 &?$r J: Picks VP L'P Sku,i
' ' I". '"' ' rS " ' Inop It. t fior. drop It; what you do is evil. It Is un-
trifci s. ""t-i C- S lu. ky; O. so unlucky to huiulle a leper's skull and to laugh.
r . i ff ; , -e ' Aim jo. curramha p.a iiie esta luu.v mulo.'
0'r';'V"','4' - ' "' " I'nllke the ot In i skulls, this one showed n kind of
. '"' V ' - 1 ro.iKhn. ss. n fen tin ry sloughing off of the bone. I'hil dropped
:J "-... ' , ri"i"i rT the Imrrlble thing In double quick time.
I.' it l-jZ i rf, " Hut we ha 1 small time to bother about omens or super-
" "' "' 1 ' " Ktltlon of any kind, and we continued our march. The na-
EfcCP'F l tives in geni'ral, men. women, ami children, tied at our np-
Jt 7 T rHTSTri A 77 I ' proach Into the woods and thickets, whence It took some
rT y J?L,,J jVO I j paIls to coax them back again, for the Spaniards hatl given
i s yijNX? ZFEi Jy them n most uncomplimentary account of us. painting us as
ferocious monsters. In every town we took we left a garri-
' son. Bomctlnien the retreating enemy would line up and
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REN?: rjf BOl?yQPm DECEASED 2ZELATIVE ISTCr? FHE. jPLE,
show fight, usually with dis.istraus results to Ihemselvis; fof
tleir white garments airainst the gi n bni'kgriniiul made
them easy marks for our i-h n p shooters, and thi y fell In rows.
Save Beautiful tiallbreed Qitl.
" A I the cloK' of one holly contested action we found
a young woman lyinn amid a row of slain, a beautiful nnslUo
girl, who had fainted on the corpse of lor brother, a young
oltlccr. killed in the engagement. On our approach she re
covered consciousness nnd regarded us with looks of hor
ror, t li-1 frantically sought to recall h r dead brother to life
II was a sad scene, many of the men were deeply moved, and
the girl s beauty and distress seemed to make a special iiu
pr sslon on Serg.iiiit I'hil A lllngden n. That evening some
of her friends ventured within our lines, and the body of
the young mestizo hero was Interred in the Jungle.
" Hcsiih s being beautiful, the girl was Intelligent, and
also well educati d. Her home, which was large and com
fortable, was only a short distance from the scene of tight,
and there, when we pushid on. a small guard was li ft under
charge of Sermant Alllngdoan. It was the last I saw of the
sergeant for three years.
" There Is no need to tell how. In pursuance of some
mysterious military tact it s. we received orders to evacuate
the towns we had taki n a I the cost of some lives and many
v ounds (towns which had to be r. taken afterwards at cost
of a great many more lives mi. I wounds) - and retire to Ca
lami. a. to Join the large column.
"Our Invasion of the southern district entailed the cap
ture of fnrtilied bridges and several large and important
towns. Often, howevir. it was lucky that the natives could
not shoot straight, ran short of match heads to make gun
powder, or placed too much reliance on their ludicrous bam
"One day. walking on the l.uncta at Manila, to my sur
prise and pleasure I met Sergeant Allingdean with a line
young woman, whom h. introduced as his wife. She was the
former mesti.o girl. They had been married nearly a year,
living happily in the hill country north of Manila amid
groves of bamboo and cocoanut. e njoying two brimming meas
ure of (ballistic happiness In the tropics. Of late, however,
the wife had displayed some symptoms of Illness, and her
devoted husband had taken her to the big city to consult a
leading physician. I wished them all happiness, and thiy
went on their way.
" Two hours later Allingdenn railed on me at my quar
ters. 1 was appalled at the sudden change In the man. lie
was haggard and trembling, wilted and collapsed. 1 asked
him what hail happened, but for minutes his emotion kept
him speechless, as between great sobs lie indi ivor. d to
Finds His Wife a Leper.
" My wire-a leper!' were the words I at length distin
guish. l. nnd I felt a thrill of horror at mention of the terrible
disease. Th. re Hashed on me the memory of the In up ..I
skulls in the Philippine cemetery, of Alllngilean's net. and th,
Kpuniurd's warning. ' Alas, poor Yorlck. I knew the. well.'
sergeant hail quoted. Poor fellow, I thought, lie found a
Yorlck that now h. knows with a vengeance. Hut 1 dis
missed the matter from my mind as a stupid fancy and a
"'They. have taken h.r away from me.' he moaned: 'tli.v
have shut her up in the pcsthoiise. Saint l,azarn hospital, to
be s. nt to the leper island Cullon. We are to be parted for
ever, unless I have tin- disease developing In myself, as they
t.ll me I may have, and.' he crlec, desperately, 'as I hop. 1
" In vain 1 tried to console him. The man's miiiow was
deep, and deeper yet next day. when his wife, apparently a
picture of health and strength, was conducted on the ship
that was to bear her to the leper colony, that dreadful place
of living death, from which none return.
" It was not tie ir last parting, however. Since returning
home I have heard that Allingdenn. having betrayed uiinii
takahle symptoms of the disease, has gnnr to join his uif,
on the leper's Island."
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rXLVCi ALBERT AT Ji AT.
SEA DEFEASE OF GIBRALTAR.
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GRAM OPlfOXE COX CERT AV EERLX.
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Olbrsltar Is a bluff surrounded by explosives, and England, in guarding the entrance
to the Mediterranean, has neglected no precautions. The photograph shows th boom de
fenses at the entrance of the harbor from Commercial Mole to South Mole.
Curious Afghan monger to prevent th?
wind blowing away the grain.
Where are the two boys?
SELF ILEA Tl XG IROX.
Albert, grandson of England's king, recent
ly lid his cricket team to victory, batting a
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This pretty little lizard does not love to
bak in the sun like most id his tribe. He
burr. w d ip into fand. moving rapidly.
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. eeeo ol e.t . iloo.i ro so. p. o o io t it . ,01
the corners of which .ire rounded off. shou!
be placed on t he tip of the linger, so t h t t ii
lardhoard be Inclined jt an angle of 41 de
grees. Then, with a vigorous flip of tho
linger of the right hand tit the extremity of
the toy, It is Impelled.
I'RLXCE EDWARD'S FIRST COMMAND.
The puxale In this maze is to reach thu
center of the top of the shamrock 1. af.
A LAV OF TWO LOVERS.
No poet. I only know
Her mouth was like a Cupid's bow:
This Biuiple machine. urd In tfmli Is a
ton of walking beam, which r1 and falls
us the women advance or ti p back, while a
child ut their feet passes the hay through.
He aald. " We're In a quiet spot.
1 reatly think Just one. why not?"
I understand she shuwed surprise,
Fierce indignation in her eyes:
Yet. all the same ( Its ever so),
lie placed a kiss upon that bow:
AU! her father saw him court her.
And unkind questions .kcd h d lujhit-r:
And ri xt upon thr nun he turns.
And him uh savagv aords he spurn.':
n.t no th man is It ft aid,.,
And ju.-t on single Word dots gro.tu:
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Hei-hn musicians are enjoying a series of gramophone concerts In Jleetu , .
l'r.iu fiehrke, a noted singer, appears, and her accompaniments am furnished l.y .. s. i i.
of machines, each reproducing; the sounds of a different Instrument.
Heated with alcohol and designed es
pecially for the use of ladies traveling, who
may have sudden occasion to press a ruffle,
ribbon, collar, etc.
IIOIV WE GROW.
RAF FIR GRIST MILL.
Flofu-'s thorn a.- --n
unir the iiili:rof'f-.
The de fensive l.ai- it , ' if' "' '
net of the rose bush If J. ,. ry ' ' .'.
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Princ, Kdward. son of the prim e of Wales, has been given command of the little brig
King Edward Vll." His brothers are the other officers.
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f.Z. .,1 li.e l.i, d 1 . .Ill II. r til.-I to the
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.et. The ph-tuic shows a K.illii woman grinding inin in a bowl.
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