NOTED MEDICAL MISSIONARY SURVIVES A HOUSE CALL IN THE FROZEN NORTH:
Medical missionary Wilfred Grenfell (above)
had a narrow escape recently escaped death according to a tale brought to New York by Capt. W. Bartlett of the steamer Strathcona, which "just arrived from the north" to the port of St. Johns, New Foundland, according to today's New York Times. Here's the hair-raising tale of what happened to Dr. Grenfell when he left Battle Harbor, Labrador
, to visit patients at a settlement about 10 miles away:
While traveling over ice with his pack of dogs, he found himself on an expanse of ice that had BROKEN FREE from the mainland. Before he could control the dogs, they fell into the OPEN WATER. He and the dogs struggled to get back on the ice floe. The temperature was about 10 below, a gale rose and night loomed. He avoided freezing to death during the night by:
Taking off his skin boots and cutting them in half so he could cover his back and chest to help him stay warm;
Killing three of his dogs -- for warmth and so he could feed that meat to the remaining dogs (so they would be less inclined to attack him);
Wrapping himself in the skins of the dead dogs;
Running around on the ice, occasionally, to keep himself warm.
When daylight came, he had to figure out how to signal people on land that he needed help. He took the LEGS OF THE DEAD DOGS (meaning 12 legs) and LASHED THEM TOGETHER to form a POLE. He attached part of his shirt to the top of the pole, "to serve as a signal."
George Reid and others at Locke's Cove in Mare Bay spotted the flag. They rescued the doctor.NASHVILLE POLICE CHIEF BRINGS HIS OWN VERSION OF "JIM CROW" TO DETROIT:
Capt. Henry Curran, who is the police chief in Nashville, Tenn., is in Detroit, Michigan, for a convention. Yesterday, he went into a restaurant, sat down and began to order his breakfast. At that time "a negro sat on the stool next to him," according to today's New York Times. That didn't sit well with the Southern police chief. Here's how he described his actions:"The man didn't seem willing to leave, so I took him to the door. Did I throw him out? Yes. I guess that's about the size of it."
There was no report of any protest made about Curran's actions.