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Tlie groat xcsipl was moving foi
ixard nt quattor speed, tho bows only
breaking the water Into ntnall tip
ples xvhlch giuglod along her aldca
nnit quickly smoothed out astern. All
around was darknosi, Illicit. Iinpnnc
hablp, oppressive, not even lliu faint
twinkle of n atar rullevlng It oiiVel
On tlm upper deck stood tlic cap
tain with Hex oral of lilt oillccis Near
them a sailor was winding the frayed
end of a ualyaitl.
The captain held n night glass, and
from time to time raised It to his eyen,
hut only to lower It quickly ami Im
patiently. In tint darkness Iho glass
xvas of little use.
Kor an hour they had been running
at alow speed, catitloiudy, and xvlth
eyes and earn Hit allied, as though
waiting for Komdhlng to slip out of
the duikncss or for Home signal or
Blgn. Hut .still theio xxrre only sea
and the black wall of silence; as far
an nppoaiaticcs xxoiil they might huxu
been a thousand mllei from laud
Another ten Minnies, and the strain
grow mote tense. All oxer the chip
xvcro eyes watching and ears listen
ing, on the lower decks, through the
poit., the pllol'a window, fiom the
nhrotiils ex en The secret was an open
one, and all the ship knew that close
on the Htai board here, almost touch
inn them perhaps, xxbh a loxv, hostile
hIidio, xxheie xxeto eyes as vigilant and
keen as their own, and that, weie their
presence known or suspected, tho
mission of the ithlp would bu fins
Iratcd. "If onl they would show a light or
do something to Indicate their where
abouts," tlm captain miitlcied for the
"Hut they don't know xve'ro here,
nil," obeixed one of the younger of
ficers. "Oh, I know they don't, of course."
testily. "If they did, tliej would. Hut
what aio xve to do? Wove got to get
away from heie before daylight "
"Muybo a boat " bewail another
olllcer, but the captain cut him short.
' Would n t do at all uudei the cir
cumstances," ho declared, "the shoic
may be ten tods aw"i, ami It max be
two miles, and wr don't know the ene
my's position. A boit xxouhl make
more or lefs unite, and In a haphaz
ard seaich for a lauding would be sure
to be ho.it d. Captain ltiby in of
course at ills old camp on the other
side of tho llxer, a tulle In the Intel
lor. If he could shoxv a light for an
Instant, wo could make dliectly for it,
home one slip fiom the boat near tho
shoic and steal thiough the under
growth to tho camp. A few seconds
wo.ild acquaint Hlxhy with Hie fact
tint On C'Uy Is fifty miles up the
coast nun oiling toward him, and lie
fore nun iilug ho could hax'c his men
And tho ix omen and children well on
the way towaid safety So far tho
enemy liaxe counted on staixatlon as
an easy and effectual mean i of sub
jugation. Neither they nor Hlxb.v
r.iif.poct the (leneial is even In tho
count i y Hut by to-monow night tho
enemy s scouts will discover his pres
ence, and then well, It will bo a
quick rush and another day of honor
for tho people xvho read tho news
papers. This sort of foe doesn't knoxv
the meaning of clxillzcd win fate"
The sailor looked up from tho hal
yaul ho xvas xvlnding "I'm a good
swimmer, sir," he said, slgnillcantl.x
Tho cintftin legarded lilm keenly
for a moment, then shook his head.
"You don't undeistaiiil these South
ern watets," ho answered. "They arc
full pf bhatks. You wouldti I lixe to
got a boat's length fiom the ship."
"Hill theio me many llxes In dan
ger over yonder," Iho sailor uiged
"and some of them ate xvomen and
chi'dien. I'm only one 1'eihaps I
might get thiough If I did, I'd show
a light for one Instant to let you know
that ever thing wn.s all light and that
you could put on steam to Join (Jen.
Clay and huity to meet us '
Hut the captain again shook his
head decisively "Thete's isn t a
"I in a good s.vlmuior, sir,
chanc" ot suiceedliK." ho said; "if
there weie, you should go. Hut 1
clout feel that I haxo the light to
Lacilllce a life- uselessly. No, wo will
cruhe back and foitli until txvo houi3
bofoio iluvlUht, thou, If no means
hive been found to cotnmunlcato Willi
Hlxhy, xvo will put on full steam to
Join (5en. Cluy. If xvo can get a le
cnfoi cement eif a few handled men,
wo will hasten back and effect a
lauding. Wo may bo In tlmo to help
lilxby that way, olther by driving tho
tVkVVV S .t
y Story I'uli Co)
enemy back or holding them In check
until the (leiipral ai rives"
The sailor did not answer And ap
parently he thought tho halyaid suf
ficiently wound, for as tho captain
(eased speaking ho walla d nft. Hut
ho did not H'ck other xvoik, instead,
ho slipped down to the lower deck
and continued aft until he found u
place near lliu mil where he xvas alone
It took but a moment to fasten tho
end of n ropo Into otio of tho tall
rliif,s. test It, and drop the other end
ox ei board It xvas not long enough to
reach the water, ho knew, but ho had
no tlmo to seek another. However, It
xvna oxen shorter than he Htipposed,
When ho lose
he xvnj fat I torn the
for when ho t cached tho end of It, op
posite n circle of light which came
fiom one of tho ship's pott holes, ho
found the xvater many feet beloxx.
Hut ho xvas too oxpett tv diver nnd
swimmer not to know how to enter
the water fiom that distance xvlthout
making a splash. Letting himself
hang ligidly at full length, xvlth his
toes bent ilowuw.udar.d loso together,
to foim a point, he released the ropo
and shot Into the water like a wedge,
leaxlng scaicoly a ilpple upon the
surface. When he rose ho xxas txventy
yauls fiom the vessel
Piesontly he glanced oxer his shoul
der at the few lights about the ship's
decks, and tho two or thioo that
shoxved thiough her ports, xvondei lug
If they would be significant to tt.o
enemy Hut he decided that they would
not. Most of tho ship's lights had
been extinguished, and the fow ie
malnliig xvouhl doubtless bo though)
lights of their own boats or of somo
xvandeilng Usher or sponger.
An hour later the- taptaln and his
olllcets were at the same place on deck,
still anxious and undecided Suddenly
one of them uttered a low exclama
tion and pointed into the daikness
"Look yonder at that llsht," ho ciled.
"waxing as though It might bo a sig
nal. I xxonder x hat It can be
not Captain HKby."
"No," said the captain xvlth piu
7led speculation In his xolco. "It'a
not fai enough axvay. Theio, It has
dlsappeaied " Then a sudden, com
ptchondliig. exultant ilng camo into
ills xolco as he demanded: "Where's
that sailor. Hat ton? Somo of you go
and find bun. quick"'
Two of the olllceis hurried axvay.
Ten minutes later they letuincd. "Wo
haxo had the until c easel searched,
sir," one of them icported, "hut Har
tou Is not to be found nnyxvhoio. Ho
must haxo fallen oxeihoaid."
"Dropped oxerboaid, ou mean,"
said tho captain diyly. "He's slip
ping thiough tho uudoibmsli toxvard
Hlxby's camp by this time. Go tell
the engineer to put on all steam.
We'll get to den. Clay as quick as xvo
"THE WHITE MAN'S BURDEN."
Coliiril 1 roupor In tlm I'lilllpplinw
'rtdllnl ultli XV lit Kemiirk.
Petei Mac (jueon, the Huston lectur
er, whose fund of anecdotes appears
to be as lltnltlc.M as his travels and
oxpcilcnocs, tells the following stoiv
of a bit of humoi which Hashed out
on the tiling line In the Philippines
"A i (dmed hooper whose lioise had
been shot uudei him in one of tho
Hkiimlshes near Manila, passed mo
on his way to tho tear He was car
rying his saddle and the entlio outtlt.
Including his iltle. on his buk, and
was pcisplilug luaxlly In the hot
""I hat's quite a load you've got
theio,' said I as he i cached mo.
"'hat's wot It ntc, boss,' said he,
grinning. 'I tell you, wot. boss, this
.xur oari lug of the "white luan'n bin
den" ain't no easy job"' Nexv Yoik
Mrtiiorlil Window Olulirltlot.
(leorgo It. Sims, the Hiigllsh play
wright and novelist, published a pio-
test against depicting the features of
Dr. Johnson in a tnemoilal xvludovv
Mi. Sims wants to know xxlieio the
Hue Is to bo diawn In regaul to su.li
use oi model ii colebtltles in ohm oh
xxlndows. "We might eio long," ho
sajb, "haxo n pro-Hoer phllanthioplst
presenting his paitlculnr church with
a tit ai tied glass window In which .Itulas
Iscarlot will be piesented with the fea
tures (and tho eyeglass) of Joseph
It Is vain giving men their lights
unless you glxc them ilghtpousness.
Tho SOllIlllCnt fiult will bo era ths
SAYS FRENCHMEN ARE NOT LATINS
It, Origin Tlicy Arn .limit l.lkit Ainarl
ruin, IH'rtaro ill, l.o Itoux.
M. Hughes I' Roux, tho celebrated
1 'touch author, Journalist, dramatist
and orator, lec lured on n recent after
noon In tho Atidltotiiirn of Houston
Hall before the Ceicle Kinucals of the
i'nlvptslty of Pennsylvania Ills sub
ject was "J.i-B Ills do Pi ante, quo f fr
"Tho people of Pranco, Raid M. 1."
Roux, "ate not a Latlnled people in
somo have declared. In traveling
thiough Normandy, Hilttany and va
iloiis other piovlnccs of Prance I lliu!
no strict distinguishing characteris
tics or customs which would Indicate
latln origin, with tho possible excep
tion of Axerglne, wheie the women
wear the same kind of Jewels as the
Komuns did. France Is similar to
Ameiha or any other nation In Its or
igin, .lust as In chemistry varloui
elements arc mixed and heated to
gether In n crucible until a residue of
a shining golden amalgamation Its pre
cipitated, so Pianc e and other nations
aio amalgamated from xailous for
eign elements nnd peoples.
"Along with its similarities to Am
erica in origin theio can be noticed
a sti Iking dlffeienie In tho cluiiactci
of the two peoples Ameilctins Uaxe
moro strength of will. Frenchmen
more sensibility and loflnonient.
To Illustrate this ho gave ii3 an
example a raie at the last Olympian
games In Alliens, where he said. "A
Pienchniaii outran by his heait a
neinian and an American both run
ning by their legs."
NOT A BADGE OF A POLICEMAN.
Onicer Lone llulr Mjntllleil nti Intciil
(ioorge Iiines, dr.. the son of tho
great landscape painter, tells a story
on himself with gieat delight. Like
Peter Newell, he lias been connected
xxltli town government In Nexv Jeiscy.
Ho set veil on the town council In
Montclalr In fact, he xxas the head
of the nolle o commission the chief of
"In this capacity." he nays, "I hud
about hi.x policemen under mo, whom
I sent forth to do their duty. I used
also to go about myself In search of
xviongs to he lighted and nuisances to
be aboil shed. One day I saw coming
up tho main sheet a woman very
much the xxoiso for dilnk. I said to
her 'My good woman, have you no
piare to hide yourself In, no home
xxhere ou can conceal your shunio'''
"'Shine nnd who the dlvll may
you he?' xxas ner letort.
"'Nexer mind who I am,' I answer
ed. 'You will obey mo and go home,
or I will turest xoi..'
"'You airlst me'' she cried In as
tonishment, 'lloxv kin you an est me
whin you ain't no peillcemon?'
"'Hut I am a policeman,' said I,
"She looked at mo a moment in as
tonished silence. Then she said
'Thin, If j ou aio a peillxemon, fur
hlx In's sake go home and git yor hair
cut!" New York Tiibune.
Not So Anilou In CI o.
'Tilde Sambo," when alone In his
cabin, often prayeu to lie delivered
from nil his earthly sonoxxs, asking
(Jotl "to send the ungel (iiib'cl down
to take poo' ole Sambo out'n nil Ills
tioubles, tight up to hob'n."
Somo bo.xs "on mischief bent" heard
tho old man's praxcr one night, and,
after waiting until he xxas ready for
bed. knocked at the door. "Who elar?"
asked I'm lo Sambo, In n stattlcil
"It's the Angel Cabiiel," was tho
"Who ilar, I say?" lepoated Sambo,
hustling around Inside the cabin.
"Tho Angel Gabriel, xvhoin tho Lord
has sent doxvn in his chat lot to take
poor L'ncle Sambo up to heaven,
where ho Ml fee no more trouble."
"W-e-11, boss, joii Jos' tell Massa
Cod dat Sambo ain't been heah In
tieo weeks!" and ctaxxllng under ills
Hide bed, he lay lliero feaiing and
trembling, while tho boys kept knock
ing and urging him to got ready for
his asienslun at once. Hut ho kept
silent. Me xvas not ho anxious to go,
I.nrso llrlllsh Fumlllui.
Mrs. Mary Lancaster, xxho was bur
led locently at Uincastor, In England,
left 110 giandchlldten and fifty gicat
giatidehlldren. Aiottnd her grave
wcio 100 descendants, i elates tho
Loudon Chionlcle. Hut a still moio
romaihablo case is locoieled by Ijrd
Oeoigo Ljttleton In his "Miscella
neous Woiks," In an account of n tour
lu Wales. He mentions tho death of
a Welsh fanner near l'c.stlnlog nt tho
ilpo ago of 105. Tho Welshman had
man led tlnee times. Hy his lliat
wife ho had thlity chlldien. Not
deteired by this family, ho married
again, and had ten by his second, Hy
his thiiil wife he hi ought the children
to foitx-four, tho last child being
olghty-ono enrs younger than tho
eldest. At tho faimei's funeral thero
was nn attendance' of 800 devcendants.
A few families like that and Canada
would ptobably no longer call for
The Ceremony of Knlclitlicmil.
At the beginning of tho eleventh
century when a man, for somo noblo
deed, was dubbed a knight, tho ceie
mony of knighting him began by giv
ing him a pair of spins. The overlord
In confeulng tho tltlo attached tho
spins lilmaelf to tho heels of tho new
ly creited noblo and then gavo him his
helmet, his homo, IiIh sword and his
Ono way n woman has of confessing
her ago without meaning It Is bolng
extremely clofeientlal to old women.
JACK WILSON'S ONCE GREAT GRAFT.
XX'ny of tlm I'iatn Itnlliii XV ho Sturltnl
tho ClbiKt lluntr.
"Jack Wilson, the famous Piute In
dian xvho Htarted the ghost dance
naze among the Indians all over the
I'nltcd States a few ycais ago. llveg
In Mason Valley, Nevada," said an
official of the Indian bureau tho other
"He does not have the Inllttpnce
among the Indiana now that he had
ton j cars ago, although he Is more
than the ordinary Indian Intellectu
ally. Ills success as an apostle xvas
duo to his Bitpeilor Intelligence, com
bined with low cunning and an utter
lack of conscience To secure the In
fluence and power lie wielded over his
folloxvcrs In the early days of his
notoriety lie icsortod to numerous
hicks nnd deceptions.
"On one occasion xvhon he had bren
lectuilng on the new lellglon ho told
his audience that on the next clay he
would make Ice from the river nnd
invited all to see him peifortu a mlr
ado. It being August ho knew that
to make them bollexe he had mad.
Ico xxouhl give liltn greater prestige
He selected a point below a herd In
the ilvcr, and after scenting a trusty
accomplice, who took from a nelgh
hoilng Icehouse a genet cms lump, nnd
deposited It In the current ahoxe the
bend, Wilson, with wild gestures
and xvolrd Incantations, placed him
self at u convenient point where he
lifted the Moating Ice from tho water
when It reached him from above,
and thus made the I'lutes believe ho
had supernatural power. Hy such
hickory ho made his associates be
lieve that the ghost dancn would
dilxo the white man away fiom this
country nnd bring back the buffalo."
ti I'lilnt n
( tirNtUn miir.tl.
it had been an oxpciionce meeting
Ton thousand people woio assembled
In tho gieat nudltoiliitu hy the r.Pi
Thcie had' been the handshake, the
waving of hniiilkoi chiefs, the hymn,
tho praxer, the xvotd which told the
splilttial hlstoiy of many a soul.
The bishop stood upon tho plat
foim In the act of pionotincing the
benediction. I'motlon xxas at Us
height, It beeined as if a spiritual
xvavo had crept oxer the multitude,
wrapping It in divine eaters.
At thai moment a little child was
passed up to the platform and the
bishop took It in his arms "Lost
child," were the whispered vvordJ.
Tho baby put Its dimpled aims mound
the bishop's nock and laid Its head
upon his shoulder. Its yellow cuils
mingling with his gray hair.
"host child." said the bishop, In his
deep, sympathetic voice, "does anyone
In the audience know tnis babv oi
to whom It belongs? Will the father
and mother come and e'nliii It?"
Thoie xxas alleme and the baby
nestled closer, and the xvomen who sat
near said "Oh!"
Then a man xxas seen making his
way to the altar; It was the habx'.s
father. Instantly the child stretched
out Its aims to go to him. Then, as
ho gaxo It up, tho bishop said.
"There aio 10,000 lost souls in
Ocean (hove. The Pntlie-'s arms aio
waiting to ictelvo them. So, go to
your I'athei'H outstretched aim? as
dos this little child." Detroit Pice
HE COMPLIMENTED THE CZARINA.
Lord lennyinit Itneorilt a IUtlier
llniniirniit Kxporlcni e.
Lord Tennyson once told Captain
McCabe the following stoiy ns one re
sult of liis defective eyesight' "Hallain
nnd I went xvlth Mr. Gladstone as Sir
Donald Clinic's guests ou n ciulso In
the Penibioke Castle among tho He
brides and thence on to Denmark.
While lying In the harbor of Copen
hagen xvo were iuxltcc! to dine at
Piedeiisbotg with the king and (jueen
of Denmark, and tho next clay the
whole royal party camo ou boaiel to
luncheon. There xxeie the king and
cnieen, the princess, the czar and
czarina and their attendant ladles
and gentlemen After luncheon the
print ess naked me to lead ono of my
poems and some one fetched the book.
1 sat cm a sofa in the smoking loom
next tho princess unci another la'iy
came and bat beside me on the other
side. The czar stood up Just in ft out
of mo. When I had finished leading,
this lady said something veiy civil,
and I thought she xvas Andiew Claik's
daughter, so I patted her on the shoul
der voiy nffectlonntely and said, 'My
dear glil, that's very kind of you, very
kind.' I heaid tho czar chuckling
mightily to himself, so I looked more
neatly at her, and (Jod bless mo! it was
the carlna heiself. I fancy that xvas
tho first time that august lady had
been patted on tho baik and called a
'dear glil' since she had left tho nurs
ery." Tin I.utk of u (ireenlinrn.
Down on tho Wenhuin golf course, a
few weeks ago a noxv member xxas
playing nroiiud the links for the first
time. It was leally his llist serigus
efjoit to piny golf. He inado a pietty
good Kit Ike-off from nn clex'atcel teo
across a x alley to the top of n hill
about seventy-live yards beyond
Thinking to haxe n little practice
acioss the valley, ho shuck his ball
back towaid tho giecn besldo the tee
whenco ho had previously shuck off
Tho ball sailed gracefully ovet tho
hill, nnd to his Inexpicsslblo surprise,
tho player heard It go "kerchunk"
Into tho hole on tho green. Ho had
shuck a ball seventy-five yards and
landed It in tho hole, Piolmbly few
players over did such a thing, and thU
player says ho does not expect over
to do it again If he plays golf for a
quarter of a century. It wa "the luck
ot a greenhowi." Boston Horald,
i in a Jug.
Hex. Kzrn Smith, who rides a Meth
odist clicult in Southwestern Tcxus,
has a fish ftory which he tell9 only
when ship of his company. He U not
only n man or (lod, but is natutally
truthful, and those who knoxv him best
May that he never told a Ho In his
He Is gaunt, hard-muscled and se
rious. He has a temper which he con
hols by gripping It xvlth both hands
and holilins It doxvn. When his story
Is doubted ho gets dark-red of face and
walks away litniledly. Therefore lie
lella It only when sure of his listeners.
This Is the story:
"Txvo xearb ago I was In a cabin on
the bunk of the lower (iiiadaliipo;
kept there lietatio tho ilxer xvas full
and I could not cioss. I ihousht to
kill a day with hook and line, nnd
catfish bite will on a ilse, any how.
"I hollowed a hand line "0 fed lour
It had a half pound lead sinker at Its
end and thtco hooks set at Intervals
of two fi-ct above the lead. Tho3c
hooks hung from pleies of line each a
"I walked down the bank a half
in lie, halted xvlth chicken Ilvcr, swung
her aiounil my head a fexv times, mid
let go. The cuiiont took tho lino down
at a shaii) anglo before tho lead stittel:
No Need to
"I have 8h callously objected to th"
easy going ways of the m.ijoilly of
far western druggists." said tho ill tint -mer,
"but thin far I don't aeem to
have made much of an liupiession ou
"I was in u Wyoming town last
mouth, nnd feeling aguish I went to
the ding .stoic and got Mime cii!iilno
capsules. An hour aflei taking them
1 went to bed, and It was about mid
night when I xxas moused by the land
lord, who naked: 'St. anger, are joii
feellu' all right'."
"'Yes. pietty well." I replied.
"'No hoi tilde pains uoi nothln'?'
"'No. Hut why do xou ask?'
"'1 guess jou'el better come clown
f talis. The clruggl'.t saj.s there's
somo mistake about tli?m pills. I
want to tell xou. though, that he'.s a
powerful good feller and never plzeu
anybody, on put pose '
"My hair Logan to curl before I was
out of bed." continued the driiintnei
"I lemembeied that the diugglst
seemed to he caifles In hcixlng me,
and, while tlie eapaiilrs had thus fit
hud no bad effect It did not take me
long to Imagine that 1 had swallowed
ten grains of morphine and was good
for an excursion comewhete.
"I made lightning xvoik of getting
Into my clothes and getting down
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American Revolver Experts
Undoubtedly the imiFtcrahlp of the
xx oild to-day He0 at the feet of the
maiksnidii. Ho mid ho alone has en
abled the Hoer to make a leslstance
against hie hoax lest odds over hi ought
ou a modet n battlefield; as long as
mmkuidiiship xxas clemly xxlth the
south she won xlctory aftei xlctory
over an opponent as In axe us herself,
ho and he alone won the battle of
Nexv Oilcans against tho xeterans xvho
had tlilven Napoleon's legions and It
was the mat ksnian that gave us thl.i
continent Theoiy iiifoinis us that
the tlmo Is coming when the marks
man will be nnnlhllntetl bv thaigns of
damlte chopped fiom diilglhle bal
loons, bill till that possibility ha
been shown to bo of practical vuhw
the illlo Is king of the long distance
and the levolver of tho shoit with
all due allowance for the pcifeited
iiipld-llie guns that have failed to
inako the kopjes of South Afrka un
tenable, Therefoio it is with a tin 111 of m.
tlonal pildo that we lead of the xlc
tory won by Americans xxlth i evolvent
over tho Kienthincn, who were tho
best shots In Cm ope. Tho man train-
UNLICENSED KISSING PUNISHED.
Stem lustlco Meted Out to tho OtTi'tiil
A xvi iter In tho (iieen Hag sets
foith Ameikns eaillcst knoxvn last of
Judicial cognizance of kissing. Thero
is not, as generally believed, any icf
eronco to osculation In Roger Lud
low's code of Kino, bettor known as
tho "Connecticut Hluo UiWo ' Hul
the case of tho People vs. Mm line,
heaid by tho governor of New Haven
colony in council on May day, ICCO, in
dicates tho attitude towaid unlicens
ed kissing lu those times, it appeared
that .Jacob Murllno nnd Sarah Tuttlo
had been caught kissing each other.
Jacob tried to throw tho blame on
Sarah, saying ho thought sho hud
"with intent let fall her gloves," Sarah
denied tho Intont. Jacob then ad
mitted that ho "tooke her by the hand
Texas Circuit Rider
Vouches for the
Truth of a Most
"In less than ten seconds 1' got a bite.
I sunk the sun Into him hard audi
began to haul In, hand oxer hand. Ho
camo heavy and slow, like other cat
fish, and I felt nood
"When I cot the last hook from tho
xvater I saxv that a two-gallon Jug hung
to It. Then I didn't fee! good. I
dialed Hie Jug upon the hank and
stooped to get the hook out of Its
mouth, but It was entiBlit and hold
"I supposed that it was caught on
weeds, took a lock and bioke the Jug.
On the hook, fastened through tho tip
pot lip, xxas a blue cattish that weighed
mole than two pounds.
"Now, you knox.- me and my calling.
There ain't hut one explanation of this
thing. Some follow threw the jug Into
the ilvrr a lonij time before. It sank
to the bottom nnd lay with Ha mouth
"A babj catfish went Into It one day
and sta.xcd in It. living on such food
as dilttcl in. until It got too big to
get out. It lived In the Jug and grow.
Maybe some day It would have burst
the Jug. I don't know. My last hook
landed agilnst the jug's mouth, dilfted
In and the bite followed.
"No hii. I didn't think to keep the
jug as a lemindcr. end I ate that cat
tish He was as good fish as I ever
Druggist Admitted He J
Had Made a Slight
Mistake, But Was J
stalls, and tlieie 1 iotind the druggist
iu ciltn as an old shoo.
' 'I think I put up moiphlno for
quinine for one of tlnee persons," ho
explained, 'and so I called around to
see if you were dead Let me look ut
"'Hy John, man,' I .veiled at him,
'hut do .xou make a regular thing of
killing somebody onto a wiek xvlth
your old iliugs?' If you have poison
"'Those aie quinine, stue enough.'
ho Intel rupted, as he oponed a cnpsuJo
and tasted. 'You can go hack to bed,
" 'Hut r want to l'now about tills
thing Why do you keep your mor
phine anil quinine side by .side? Why
don't you have your mind'
"'You arc all light and have no
kick coming.' he said as he lighted a
cigar and seemed lomowliat lelleved
in his- mind
"'Hut who got the morphine?' I
"'Lung Sing, the Chinaman, ptob
ably. It was cither Lung Sing or old
Hill Hlrd.all, and odds Is the differ
ence xxhlch, ns the boys ato going to
hang the both of 'em to-mo low!'"
There is too much hoi rowing of thb
ctuse xxhiih goes for bearing tho Co is
cd In shooting g.illciy 'Pldom bags tho
game In the Held, and tha Prenehmati
has little practice under the conditions
of actual xx.irfaie, yet our men met
thelis at taiget practice, mid xvon out
by a good nun gin. It is ilnlmed tho
xlctory xxas duo to the fad that ' Am
ei leans hid ben trained to tho rexol
xer and the Pienchnieii xvoio moro
familiar with tho dueling pistol." Wo
aiMxxei that tlie levolver Is the sol
dlei'j weapon at close quarter.-., In a
stnprlso mid in a caxalty charge
it Is the weapon that should be han
dled In peace hv the people that would
be icady for xvar
The president is anxious that con
gress make nn npptopilatlon to pro
seixo our fainlllai Ity xxlth the illlo.
We suggoit that the levolver Is of
equal Important e. Tho .swoid should
bo discontinued, except at paiade.i.
Tho revolxei Is still a soldiei's wea
pon and should not he neglected until
It is posjlble to tain death fiom tho
cloud and so make xvar Itself Impos
sible -rioi Ida Times-Union.
Religion in not enjoyed until It 13
and they hot set dowa upn cj1P3t,
but whether he kyssed hoi or sho
k.x-sed him. he knoxvn not. ror he
nexer thought of It slnco until Mr.
Raymond told him he had not laydn
It to his beau as he ought." The atom
goxeinor, nftei duly lectuilng tho
sulliy Pintles ou tho enorinltv of their
offense, deuced Hint "the sentenco
theiefoio concerning them that they
shall pay eltliu of theniT flno of
twenty shillings to tho colony."
1 .lerTeiriinii'd llurliil I'luir.
CltlPiis of Aibeninilu county, Vir
ginia, have oiganled tho Jeftorson
Meiuoiial Asscchulon for the purposo
of building a public boulovaid be
tween Charlottesxlllo and Montlcello,
wheto Presldeut Jefteison lies buried.
Tho road will be two miles long and
Is expected to cost J20.000.
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