Fred Fearnot's Revenge, or Defeating a Congressman


While hunting rabbits on his father's farm, seven miles northwest of Cumberland, Wis., William Mortenson, fifteen years old, was attacked by a 300-pound buck. Mortenson fired at the buck's eyes, blinding him. He reloaded his gun and sent another charge at close range into the deer's head.

Two Rangeley guides in Maine have just leased a small island in Mooselookmeguntic Lake, and have started a fox farm. They now have three foxes, one of them a silver gray, which are doing well in captivity. They will trap for others this winter and hope to add materially to their little colony before spring.

The Saxon War Ministry has been testing a powder, recently invented, which produces stupefaction. It is claimed that the gas from a single bomb has thrown several hundred men into a deep sleep, lasting seven or eight hours. The inventor is a woman, Ida Boehm, and the Prussian military authorities have asked her to go to Berlin to demonstrate the efficacy of her invention.

William O'Brien, master-at-arms, on the battleship Arkansas, was in the subway going to his home at No. 103 East 109th street, New York, the other night, carrying a small wooden cage with six Amazon canaries, valued at $5 each in it. When he arose to give his seat to a woman, some one stepped on the cage and the birds flew out. After the excitement, none could be found. O'Brien thinks they disappeared in the pockets of other passengers.

"Big Nig" Killian came down from Porterville to Collinsville, Ala., to have Dr. McWhorter remove from his arm a knife blade which has remained there for the past six years. The blade was broken off in the arm during a fight at Collinsville more than six years ago with a negro named Alfred Garrett. The blade, which was 2 1/2 inches long, went in between the bones on the outside of the left arm and worked through to the skin on the opposite side. Killian never knew the metal was still in the arm, although it had given him some pain at times. He is one of the best amateur baseball players in the South.

A lone masked bandit held up the Bank of Montreal branch at Plum Coulee, Manitoba, recently, stole $10,000 in currency, shot and killed the bank manager, H. M. Arnold, and escaped in a stolen automobile. Mounted police and a posse of citizens followed the automobile trail to the hills, not a great distance from this town, and are believed to have surrounded the robber on the wooded bluffs. The masked man first appeared at a garage, where, at the muzzle of a revolver, he forced the garage proprietor to supply him with a powerful automobile. The bandit drove the machine to the rear door of the bank. Arnold was alone, the other employes of the band not having returned from luncheon. The bank manager submitted, while the robber took several packages of money, but attempted to follow as the latter entered the automobile. Then the bandit turned and shot Arnold. School children who witnessed the robber's escape gave the alarm.

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