Fred Fearnot's Revenge, or Defeating a Congressman



An inmate of the lunatic asylum at Chalons, France, had the impression that his breath smelled so bad that no girl would accept him as a husband. Brooding over this totally imaginary defect, he decided that his teeth must be the cause of it. He abstracted a forceps from the surgeon's case and, when he found himself alone, carefully pulled out all his teeth. The wounds healed rapidly and the poor maniac confessed that the operation had been very painful.


Justice Thomas P. Dinnean, who died at his home, 3 Emmons avenue, Sheepshead Bay, N. Y., recently, is known as the man who saved the Bowery its name. When the suggestion was made several years ago that a more aristocratic name be given the famous thoroughfare Judge Dinnean headed a committee to wait upon Big Tim Sullivan. His speech prevented the change.

Judge Dinnean was born in the old Fourteenth ward fifty-eight years ago. He became a police court clerk and was admitted to the bar in 1895. He was elected a municipal court justice in 1908. He was an enthusiastic yachtsman and fisherman. Four years ago he cruised for 1,000 miles along the coast in his yacht Nomad.


The police on duty on the Gare des Invalides, Paris, spent some anxious moments just before the return of the king of Spain from Rambouillet, where he had been shooting.

A man with scarlet hair, bands dyed scarlet, a scarlet muffler around his neck, and a scarlet feather in his gray hat, wandered about the station inquiring when the royal train would return. He was seen speaking to another man of mysterious appearance, who disappeared when he saw the police watching him. The red-haired, red-handed man was arrested, and gave his name as Edouard Rettet. He declared that he had dyed his hair and hands scarlet for a joke.

As he had done nothing, the police let him go; he was not allowed to remain at the station to see the King of Spain arrive, and he is being shadowed by the police until more is learned about him.


The Yale University baseball schedule announced recently calls for twenty-six games, not including those played in case of ties, which is five games less than last year.

New teams on the list are the Norfolk Baseball Club, of Virginia, Mount St. Joseph's College and Lafayette. This season opens on April 9 with Norfolk, at Norfolk, and closes with the Harvard games on June 16 and 17, and June 20 in case of a tie.

The Princeton games will be played on May 30, June 13 and June 23, in case of a tie.

The schedule follows:

April 9, Norfolk Baseball Club, at Norfolk; April 10, Mount St. Joseph's College, at Norfolk; April 11, University of Virginia, at Norfolk; April 13, University of Virginia, at Charlottesville; April 14, Catholic Universitvy at Norfolk; April 18, Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia; April 22, Columbia, at New Haven; April 25, Brown, at Providence; April 29, Georgetown at New Haven.

May 1, Trinity, at New Haven; May 2, University of Virginia, at New Haven; May 6, Williams, at New Haven; May 7, Lafayette, at New Haven; May 9, Pennsylvania, at New Haven; May 13, Dartmouth, at New Haven; May 16, Holy Cross, at Worcester; May 20, Brown, at New Haven; May 23, Cornell, at Ithaca; May 27, Holy Cross, at New Haven; May 30, Princeton, at New Haven.

June 3, Amherst, at New Haven; June 6, Vermont, at New Haven; June 10, Tufts, at New Haven; June 13, Princeton, at Princeton; June 16, Harvard, at New Haven; June 17, Harvard, at Cambridge; June 20, Harvard (in case of tie), at New York; June 23, Princeton (in case of tie), at New York.


Found guilty of having scattered bread crumbs soaked with arsenic in the cemetery where his mother is buried, Walter King, a millinery designer, is now awaiting sentence in the Suffolk County Prison, at Riverhead, L. I. He was found guilty by a jury composed of farmers before Judge Vunk. The District Attorney, it is expected, will demand that the maximum sentence be imposed.

Mr. King, who studied his art in Paris for several years and whose designs for women's hats are in demand by Fifth avenue milliners, has a fine home at Good Ground, and his mother's grave is in the Good Ground Cemetery. He has erected a costly shaft above it, and has tried to see that the grass there is always kept green and that there are blooming flowers.

Adjoining the cemetery is the home of John Lane, organist in the Methodist church and superintendent of the estate of Morgan J. O'Brien. He is a chicken fancier and until a two weeks ago had twenty-eight more Taney chickens than he now owns the missing twenty-eight are said to have been poisoned while "grubbing" in the cemetery.

Mr. Lane has been permitting his chickens to wander into the cemetery to pick up what food they might. Relatives of those buried there protested that graves had been made unsightly by chickens scratching about them. In causing the arrest of the millinery designer Mr. Lane accused him of mixing arsenic with bread crumbs and sprinkling the poison upon his mother's grave. The bread crumbs enticed the chickens upon the grave and they quickly died. Their owner gathered some of the crumbs and a chemist informed him they were saturated with an arsenic solution.

Mr. King, in court, told how he had tried to preserve his mother's grave against the ravages of the chickens, but the jury, mostly farmers who have chickens of their own, found him guilty.

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