Miscellany: Mule

In Villisca, Iowa, one Emil Hecke took friends to his barn there to display his mules. He slapped a mule heartily upon the rump, crying: "Here's a real mule!" The mule kicked. Mr. Hecke fell dead.


At Los Angeles, Trainer Louis Roth cracked his whip over a tigress making her circus debut, was flattened on the tanbark by a snarling catapult. Nimble, he regained his feet and with face, head, arms, shoulders spurting blood, lashed the cat into submission.

Python, Eagle

At Berlin, in the Circus Busch, one Labero, hypnotist, made...

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