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