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WITH STOLEN GOLD.
AMERICAN EMBEZZLERS IN
TORONTO ARE DOING WELL.
Ilelle of the Company Sir. Chapdean
Her Anxloua "Nluht-Wntch She Can
Never lie a Happy Wife of a Charac
HERB is no more
of diplomatic idiocy
in existence than
t h c extradition
treaty now in force
between this coun
try and the Unit
ed States, says a
spondent of the
New York Record
It covers but a very few crlme3
and hence affords absolute immunity
to perpetrators of mnny offenses most
dangerous to the happiness and welfare
of society. While a man can be ex
tradited, taken back to the United
States nnd punished for murder, for
assault with Intent to commit murder,
for rape and forgery, he may, on the
contrary, embezzle hundreds of thou
sands of dollars, commit bigamy, adul
tery, seduction, and numerous other
grave crimes, and If he -escapes across
the border before any of Uncle Sam's
officers can prevent him he may snnp
his fingers at justice and live here lux
uriously on his Ill-gotten gains or with
his neighbor's wife for the remainder
of his days in open defiance of the
He may committ grand larceny In
the states to any extent and still laugh
at justice In Canada, provided he Is
shrewd enough not to bring any of the
stolen property Into this country. Even
in the latter case he cannot he extra
dited. He is then amenable to Cana
dian law and is almost certain to servo
a term in one of this country's penl
tentinIes. Hut it is almost Impossible
to convict an embezzler or grand lar
cener of having brought stolen prop
erty Into Canada. If money Is found
upon his person or in his possession
it must be positively proven that the
gold, silver or bank notes comprising
it include some of the very identical
coins or bills which he has stolen. Any
body may embezzle or steal any amount
and If he will take the money and con
vert it Into some other form whether
by purchasing stocks, bonds, diamonds,
or other personal property, or by sim
ply changing the original coins, bank
notes or securities into others and
then escape to Canada, no legal power,
whether of this country or the United
States, can harm him. This travesty
of Justice is made still more absurd by
the fact that the man who commits n
forgery to the amount of 25 cents flies
to Canada for refuge in vain. He can
be promptly extradited and taken back
to the states for punishment.
The charming city of Toronto has a
good-sized o'ony of American embez
zlers. Prominent among the number
is Israel Lucas, ex-treasurer of Au
glaize county, Ohio. Lucas skipped
across the border with $3S,000 and a
female whom ho bigamotisly married,
leaving a wifo and several children to
mourn his loss. He was careful to
change before coming into Canada all
the money he had taken, and conse
quently could not be arrested for bring
ing stolen property Into the country,
nor upon any other charge, bnt he al
lowed himself to be intimidnted Into
restoring $12,000 of his spoils. "With
the remainder he established himself
in a fine house here and cut quito a
figure. He is still apparently prosper
ous and happy.
Sherbourne street, famed for its
handsome residences, is a favorite lo
cality for American embezzlers. Pass
ers along that thoroughfare a few
rods north of Carlton street may see
standing in the doorway of one of the
prettiest dwellings shortly before C
o'clock on almost any evening in fine
weather a handsomely formed woman,
whoso beautiful face bears a look of
anxious expectancy. The woman Is
Alice Chapdean, the wife of Arthur D.
Chapdean, cx-cashler of a big express
company In the states, with headquar
ters in New York. Chapdean was In
receipt of a large salary and might have
done well if he had not become a race
track frequenter. His losses In betting
on the turf soon swallowed up his sal
ary and savings. Then he drew from
the company's funds the wherewithal
to Indulge In his favorite amusement,
and when he had stolen and lost some
$15,000 he took $10,000 more, changed
It to evade the Canadian law against
Importing stolen property, struck a
bee line for good Queen Vic's domin
ions and placed himself under the pro
tecting foldB of the Union Jack.
Unlike Treasurer Lucas, Chapdean
brought his wife with him, and a mu
tual friend, one G. F. Brocy, who had
been an employe under him and an ac
cessory to his defalcations. Arriving
in Toronto the party took up their
quarters at a fashionable boarding
house on St. George street, and had
been living there In clover for some
time before, detective from the States,
aided by Toronto's officers, caused their
arrest. As the express company were
unable to prove that either Chapdean
or Brocy had brought any of the stolen
money Into Canada, they were soon set
free. Chapdean established himself as
a manufacturer of sugars on a large
scale and rented the house on Sher
bourne street, already mentioned, where
he installed Mrs. Chapdean as the mis
tress of a most charming home.
Though surrounded by every com
fort and luxury that can make life at
tractive, and the acknowledged belle of
Toronto'a colony of American embez
zlers, a woman of such a delicate, sen
sitive and refined nature as Alice Chap
dean, could never be happy as the wife
of a characterless man. The expres
sion of penelva Badness which never
leaves her face, though it only height
ens its lovellncBB, betrays the mental
torture she endures, while the look ot
mingled doubt nnd eagerness with
which she nightly watches for her hus
band's coming, suggests Brnbantlo's
wordB to Othello, slightly altered: "Ho
hns deceived the express company, ho
may deceive mo."
AN ENOLISH JAIL CHAPEL.
A View of the rrlioilert nt the Sunday
After breakfast nothing much hap
pens until the chapel hour. Now those
prisoners who have "gone sick" ore
visited by the surgeon or his assistant,
and if the case Is urgent are sent across
to the infirmary nt once, says a writer
In tho Quiver. There is no regular cell
Inspection, tho governor or his deputy
makes no round; there Is no "taking of
reports," no adjudication of pains and
penalties for misconduct. All this will
stand over until Monday; even those
awaiting punishment, unless It Is for
outrageous acts of violence or defiance,
turn out to go with their fellows to
chapel. About 9:30 tho chapel bell
rings for tho ftrst.Eervice, that of the
Roman Catholics, who In large prisons
are usually "located" or lodged In ono
part of tho prison, near their own
chapel. The bell for the church of Eng
land service follows at about 10 a. m.
Both on marching to chapel and when
sealed within it tho various classes and
categories of prisoners are kept strict
ly separate from each other. Males
and females approach the chapel by
different roads, enter by different doors
and occupy different divisions, pews or
places apart. Among the males, too,
the convicted are kept from tho uncon
victed, and the debtors from both. The
women are generally seated first, be
hind a screen or within a curtalned
off, Tailed-in Inclosure. They are, of
course, visible to the chaplain, but to
no one else but their own officers. Ex
cept for their treble voices heard in re
sponses and hymns, their presence at
the service would be unknown. Now
and again, however, an attempt to sig
nal or communicate has been tried by
individuals of opposite sexes; when a
dry cough, persistently repented, in
the female pew, finds an answer In an
other part of the chapel, it affords a
shrewd suspicion that friends are try
ing to use some code made up outside
One other class Is unhappily to bo
found at times in the jail chapel, a
very distinct class, but seldom contain
ing more than one representative. This
is sometimes a "condemned" man in
prison, one on whom the extreme pen
alty has been passed, und who, by the
usual custom, Is allowed "three clear
Sundays" before the awful sentence is
accomplished. A condemned convict,
although he is never left alone, being
associated day and night with two war
dens as guardians, is' never permitted
to see or bo seen by other prisoners.
Got Their Slcui Clmntjcil.
"Two tniulwic'i men" paraded Chest
nut street yesterday, advertising the
merits of a certain food product which
vo shall call "X Y." One of the men
was tall and rtout, with rosy cheeks,
and all the ear-marks of a good feeder.
He wore a sign, front and back, read
ing "I cat X "i." Tho other one was
small and thin and appeare.l to be
ha'f-starved. His "sandwich" sign
bore tho tlrcple legend: "I don't." Tho
stout fellow walked ahead, and his com
panion followed close In his wake. They
para-Ted about tor several hous, but
late in the r.fieinoon they fell to quar
reling, and they finally decided to re
tire to Sanfiom F'.reet, and "have it out."
Thry took off :aelr signs when they
reached that comparatively quiet street
and prepared to settle their difficulties
for the little fellow was spunky and
was no a bit --.ernwed by the big one'-s
superior weight and height. A police
man loomed up in the distance, how
ever, jut-t as tley were about to begin,
and cjc'i grabbed up a sign, put it on,
and hurried lack to Chestnut street.
The people whom they passed laughed
u great deal at them, but they thought
nothing strange of that. It was not
until an hour or so later that they dis
covered that they.were ruining rather
than booming their employer's busi
ness, for the little fellow was wearing
the big one's sign, nnd vice versa.
A Genial Kgntlit.
"Hiram," said Mrs. Corntossel, "I
don't say ez I'm dissatisfied with what
you've done In life but when I read
about all these people goln to congress
an' doln' great things I feel ez If we wus
kinder glttln' left In the march of
"Mandy," was the reply, "the greatest
men of history is them ez wanted ter
stay home an' bo let alone an' wusn't
allowed ter hev their wish but wus
forced by their feller citizens to grab
hold of the reins of guv'ment."
"Yes; I s'pose that'B the case."
"Well, I'm even better off'n them. 1
not only don't wanter be a public man
but I'm bein' allowed ter hev my own
way about It." Washington Star.
Judged After Death.
It was tho Egyptians who judged
their kings after death. If upon ex
amination they were considered to nave
acquitted themselves creditably honor
able funeral ceremonies were decreed
to their bodies; If otherwise, they wero
thrown on the highways to rot.
Manufacturei In Ilrltlih Columbia.
Forty-eight companies have been In
corporated and registered on West
Kootenay, B. C, since last January, tho
total capitalization being $35,G75,000.
There are, of course, a great many
mines In operation which have not
PORT ARTHUR'S MONTE CRISTO.
lie Itai a Secret Gold Mine from Which
lie Scoop Millions nt Mill.
A Btrnnge but authentic story regard
ing a hidden gold mine known only to
tho Indians and two white men hnB
been brought to light by tho atempts ot
a young man named T. G. Doners to
commit suicide at Minneapolis, whero
he bad been arrested upon a charge ot
passing worthless checks for lnrge
amoints, says the St. Louis Globo-Dem-ocrat.
Doners was at ono time a resi
dent of this city, and for some time hnB
been visiting In Minneapolis. Ho
seemed to hnvo plenty ot money, and a
few days ago Induced a hotel man there
to cash a check for a largo nmount by
representing that the paper had been
drawn by his father, a squaw man,
living near Port Arthur. When arrest
ed the young fellow was so heartbroken
that he tried to hang himself in tho
police station, hut was cut down by
tho jailer in time to save his life.
Doners then told a story so strnngo
that the authorities refused to believe
it and wrote here for confirmation. On
Investigation it Is found that young
Doners is a Monto Cristo, so far as
wealth goes, and has at his command,
when In his own country, gold without
end. When Doners and his father left
Duluth some years ago they went to
Rat Portage. Manitoba, whero tho
father married an Indian woman, tho
widow of an old chief, who wnH In
possession ot all tho secrets of the
tribe. She confided to Mr. Doners and
his son, tho young man now In Jail
at Minneapolis, tho secret of a hidden
gold mine In the northern part of Min
nesota, and from this mine father and
son have taken an Incredible amount
of the yellow metal'. Its precise loca
tion the owners will not disclose, but it
is presumed to be somewhere In tin
Lake-of-tho-Woods region, where much
English capital Is now Invested.
Both Mr. Doners and his son arc mil
lionaires nnd can command from $2,-
000,000 to $10,000,000 In cash at any
time. The elder Doners Is one of the
best-known and wealthiest residents of
Port Arthur and has been offered as
high as $1,000,000 to disclose tho where
abouts of tho hidden mine, which he
visits periodically with his wlfo and
son. Mrs. Doners, who told her hus
band the secret of the mine, Is a full
blooded Ojlbway Indian and is well
advanced In years. Friends ot tho
family have gone to Minneapolis to set
the young man straight with tho au
thorities. The prisoner Is wealthy enough to
buy a good part of Minneapolis with
out feeling it.
DAINTIES FOUND INTHE ARCTIC
DcllciotiH llcrrlcft Produced on tlm Shore
In spite of tho latitude and Arctic
current, Labrador is tho home of much
that Is delicious In the berry world.
Even the outlying islands furnish the
curlew berry and bnke apple in pro
fusion, and upon the mainland, in the
proper month, September, a veritable
feast awaits one. Three varieties of
blueberries, huckleberries, wild red cur
rants, having a i ungent, aromatic flav
or, unequalled by the cultivated varie
ties; marsh berries, raspberries, tiny
wiilto caplllalro tea berries, with a
flavor like some rare perfume, and hav
ing just a faint suggestion of wlntor
green; squash berries, pear berries, and
curlew berries, tho latter not so grate
ful as the others, but a prime favorite
with the Eskimos, who prefer it to al
most any other; and lastly, tho typical
Labrador fruit, which, excepting n few
scattering plants In Canada and New
foundland, Is found, I believe, nowhero
else outside of the peninsula tho gor
geous bake apple., These cover the en
tire coast from tho St. Lawrence to
Ungava. Their beautiful geianium-llko
leaves struggle with the reindeer mos3
upon the islands, carpet alike the low
valleys and the highest hilltops, and
even peep from banks of everlasting
snow. Only one berry grows upon each
plant, but this one makes a most deli
cious mouthful. It Is the size and form
of n largo dewberry, but tho color is
a bright crimson when half ripe and a
golden yellow when matured. Its taste
Is sweetly acid, It la exceedingly juicy,
and so delicate that It might be thought
impossible to preserve it. Yet tho na
tives do preserve it with all its fresh
ness and original flavor throughout the
entire winter, merely by covering It
with fresh water and heading up tight
ly in casks or barrels.
A l'olsonoua Moth.
John G Iff on! is confined to his homo
in Stockton, N. J., with a very badly
swollen foot, the result of a blto of a
strange Insect. Several days ago a num
ber of foreign laborers occupied a trol
ley car of which he was conductor.
After they left, he says, he felt an
itching on his foot. He found a small
Insect, which one of the passengerc
told him was an Italian moth, which
the people of Italy hold in great dread.
No attention was at first paid to the
bite, until Glfford's foot became swol
len as large as his head. The attend
ing physician says the bite is a pecu
liar one and fears there may be serious
lletter 1'rofnnlty Than Vulgarity.
In a book of reminiscences of Concord
thirty years ago, by Frank Preston
Steams, just published, the author re
lates how Miss Aicott came to him one
day and asked him to tako her out
rowing. Ho complied, but It found It
' more of a job than he had anticipated.
"This is the darnedest boat I ever
pulled," ho remarked. "Frank," said
Miss Aicott, "never say darn. Much
better to be profane than vulgar."
The biggest coward Is not always the
man who refuses to fight. It takes more
courage sometimes to turn away from
a brawl than to plunge into It. Rev.
JEWELLED CENSERS WHICH
The New Snbitltute for Smelling Satin
Bnlnff from the Chatelnlne and Utrei
Forth m Tiny Cloud of lucerne Wora
nt the Matinee.
HE modern woman
hns taken to burn
ing Inccuse at her
own shrine. The
latest thing In Jew
is u veritable
censer that swings
from milady's chnt
e.lulno and when
lighted diffuses a
nnd a liny cloud ot Incense, says tho
Now York World.
At nn operatic matinee the other dny
a very elegant young woman In a tnllor
mado gown and a fetching millinery
get-up produced her whilom smelling
salts at tho most affecting moment of
tho performance. Ab she Biiapped open
the cover, and a fine streak of circum
ambient vapor curled softly up and
stolo athwnrt the footllghtB, there was
a craning of necks In her neighbor
hood for two whole minutes, while the
women tried to investigate this latest
Idea In elegance.
Tills now perfume burner, as It Is
called, has displaced the vinaigrette and
tiny bottle of aromntlc salts, so dear to
the heart of tho swooning maidens of
half a century ago, Tho English matron
now Bwlngu her censer through tho
London drawing rooms ob sedulously
as sho carries her lorgnette rampant.
The perfumo burners aro also appear
ing In New York, and aro to be found
in tho shops which muke a specially
of Imported novelties of tho toilet, both
In sizes for the chatelalno nnd for the
The little chntclalno censer conies In
cut glass and silver in very dainty de
signs. Its Inner mechanism hiiB u nice
little device for automatic lighting; ex
tinguishing Is accomplished by merely
excluding the air by putting on tho sil
Tho perfume burner Is In reality a
tiny lamp, burning, in lieu of a wick, u
prepared stick of Incense us fragrant
as tho frankincense and myrrh of bib
lical days. Eastern perfumes, such as
the pungent, aromatic sweet grasses of
India and Ceylon, are favorites for this
In n short time tho woman who for
merly affected musk and nttar of roses
will float into drawing rooms, thenter
boxes and church pews in a cloud of
Oriental Incense; nnd she of tho violet
sachets in silken Interlining ot every
frock will hum vlolet-essencc in clouds
of spring odorousness.
And who shall not say that the bou
doir Incense chats may not rival the
club smoke-talks of tho masculines as
social occasions among women fair
when tho season of Lenten solemnity
settles down upon tho world of fashion?
Especially When Children Iliippcn to Hit
Bachelors who hnvo lived alono or
In hotels or clubs, acquire strange ig
norance nbout children, sayB tho New
York Tribune. One of these was tell
ing a friend how his little nephew en
joyed "Tho Jungle Book."
"How old Is ho?" was asked.
"Oh. I don't know. Seven or 8. May
"Then he can read the stories him
self?" "Lot me see. No, he can't. Ho'h too
young. He has tho book read to him."
I "Then he must be less than 10 years
I The uncle was puzzled. "That's so,"
i ho said, reflectively. "My brother
hasn't been married nearly fo long as
that. I don't believe It's more than
six years. No, the boy can't be over
4 or 5. I think he's just 4."
"Can't you tell his age by looking
, at him?" asked tho friend.
"Why, no," answered the uncle, hope
lessly. "All children look the tame age
to me except Infants and those that
are about ready for college."
It was another bachelor who was
visiting friends, when a caller came In
with his young son. The boy was 4
or C years old, and a manly little chap.
The bachelor was attracted by his ap
pearance, and, patting his cheek, said
to his father:
"He's a sturdy boy, isn't he? He'll
be ready to go out and play ball In a
"I can play ball already," npoke up
the child, proudly.
"Why, he can talk, can't he!" ex
claimed the astonished bachelor. "I
didn't know children could talk at his
The company would have doubted the
sincerity of his Ignorance had he not
been too evidently in earnest.
What Commute! Suiceii.
First medical student: "How I do
envy Dr. Bugham!" Second ditto:
"Why, Is he very successful?" "Suc
cessful? I should say so! Why, he's
worth half a mlllon if he's worth a
dollar." "What I mean Is, is ho suc
cessful In effecting cures?" "Oh, I
don't know; that'B a mutter that never
entered my head to ask about." Boston
November and December.
A groom of 74 and a bride of C9 were
married In North Adams, Mass., re
cently. The groom had outlived Ave
wives, but the bride had only one other
An Inducement to Pay Taxe.
People in Madison county, Kentucky,
who have paid their taxes are entitled
to be married free by the sheriff.
JIM HARKINS' NARROW ESCAPE.
Dltbron'i Finger Wan l'rrimlnrc the Trig
Iter When He Declared for l'eace.
Between tho front door ot tho log
houso nnd the guto was a largo stump,
nnd on this stump old man Dlsbrow
was skinning a woodchuck which had
been caught in a trap thut afternoon.
1 out on a pile ot firewood near by, and
Mrs. Dlsbrow sat on the doorstep,
smoking and knitting. Tho old mna
was telling .me tho story of his great-
fight with two bears bb ho worked
away with his knife, when Mrs. Dls
blow suddenly called out:
"Yo Joe-look van I"
"Yan" vns down tho rood, nnd as my
eyes followed her pointing finger I saw
a man with a gun on IiIb shoulder about
eighty rods awny nnd slowly approach-
"U'h Jim Harklnsl" muttered the
old man under his breath.
"Yero'a yo'r gunl" whispered tho
wife, ns sho passed out the long-bnr-rded
"Git fur tho cnhln, stranger." whlB
percd Dlsbrow us ho dropped down be
hind the stump and rested his rifle
"What Ik It?" I nsked or the woman
ua we went Inside and the door shut.
"It's Jim Harklna!" sho replied,
"lle'un has said ho would Bhoot tho old
man on bight! Reckon he's come to do
It, but lio'un will git plugged fur shore!"
"Perhaps he's come to make peace?"
"Duniio. Better If ho'un has!"
"Can you see him from tho window?"
"Yon; cummin' right ulong!"
"Is he going to shoot?"
"Mebbo not. Old mail's got a dead
rest on him. and If ho'un taken thut gnu
off his shoulder Ills wlfo'll bo a w hi
"How are things now?" I nsked after
"Yo' kin go out. snh. IIc'iiu left his
gun by the fence."
She opened tho door nnd I passed out
just as Dlsbrow called out to tho ad
"Which Is It, Jim HnrkliiB peace or
"l'eace, I reckon!" was tho reply, ns
he threw up a hand.
"Who's gwlno to bo the fust?"
"I am. Thai's my hand, Joo Dis
biow, and I'm sorry fur the fussin'."
"And thur'B mine!" replied the old
man, aB he extended It.
The jug was brought out and peace
nnd harmony fully restored, nnd after
Harklns had departed I queried of tho
"You must hnvo been nil ready to (ire
"Him will never know It!" ho whls
peicd, as n shudder went over him, "bnt
I wur pullln' trigger when I seed he had
cum fur peace, .list another mlnlt and
my bulllt would hev split his heart In
two!" Detroit Free Press.
A Moiii1to In it Fight.
"I have re;yl accounts of flghtn be
tween turtles, between snakes and be
tween turtles and snakes," imld a hun
ter to a Washigton Star writer, "but
the hardest fight I ever saw was In New
Jersey. I heard a rattling and a buzz
ing Just ahead of mo and know somo
thlng unusual was happening. Soon I
came acroaB tho scene of trouble. A
largo rattlesnake and a full-grown
niosq'iito, such as they ralso on the
Jersey const, were engaged in a deadly
conflict. The snnko kept up a con
stant rattle and would strike at the
mammoth Insect, which, realizing the
danger, would, with an angry buzz,
get out of tho way and strike for tho
icptlle'ti eyes. I watched tho fight for
an hour, when tho mosquito got a firm
hold In an eye of the snake and in a
few minutes the rattler stretched out
straight and tho mosquito made u bee
line for me, evidently not having had
fighting enough. I shot the Insect and
had both It and the rattler stuffed."
ItrKiiliil liter K.illroudtu
The North Carolina railroad commis
sioners really boss things. They have
recently ruled that one fast train must
connect with it, fast train on another
line for public convenience. A few
passengers used to lose eleven hours
that the train might save five minutes.
BITS OF KNOWLEDGE.
A man gives reasons; a woman ex
cuses. Somo of the Japanese soldiers wear
Japan had twenty-four steamers built
in the United Kingdom last year.
Out of every 100 ships passing
through the Suez Canal 91 are British.
Nearly CO per cent of premature
deaths can be traced to excess of strong
No fewer than 1,000,000 men, wom
en, and children die yearly in India
The coinage of now words In the
English language continues at the rate
of 100 annually.
The growing roots of trees have shift
ed the foundations of a church at San
Como more than seven inches.
Opals, when first taken from tho
mines, are ho soft that they can be
picked to pieces by the finger nail.
The colored people in the United
States maintain seven colleges, seven
teen academies, and fifty high schools.
The number of police in England is
aB 1 to every 730 Inhabitants, l to U23 in
Scotland, and 1 to 341 In Ireland.
The French law allows prisoners
whose parents are dying to pay one
visit to them when on their deathbeds.
In China an army recruit must be
able to jump across a ditch six feet
wide, or ho la not eligible for enlist
ment. "Tho best education In the world,"
declares Mr. Astor, the millionaire, "Is
thut got by struggling to get a living."
Japan will hereafter manufacture
her own torpedoes. She Is said to have
one of Japanese Invention that is far
j superior to the Whitehead.
SNAKE AS A WATCHDOG.
Unprecedented Inntnnce of Serpentine
-BRaclty and Grntltudr.
It Is not necessary to go to the pages
ot Kipling to obtain Instances of tho
sagacity of scrpentB. Stories of the se
ductive powcra of serpents as wise nn
Mowgira counselor, the old rock pyth
on, Kan, ere not as uncommon ns one
might suppose. The following remark
able nnecdote of an affection which
grew. up. between. a acleutlstiand a rat
tlesnake may bo said to hold the world's
record nt tho prcsont time, however.
It Is vouched for by Mr. E. B. Ham
mond, n prominent lawyer of San Fran
cisco, ns reported by the Call. Mr.
"Some years ago a professor of nntu
ral history from nn eastern university
wns sent to the southern part of Yuen
tan to Investigate the snakes ot thut
section. One ufternoon while walking
over a desert he heard a peculiar rat
tling found that seemed to come from
under a pile of rocks. He at once mado
nn investigation and was rewarded by
the discovery of a mastodon rattlesnnke,
over which the rocks had so fallen that
a portion of the Bnako'a body was badly
mangled and torn. Tho professor lift
ed the rocks and the delighted and
thankful creature wriggled over to him
and rubbed his leg with a grateful air
that was bound to last. The professor
wns moved by thlu exhibition, and, hav
ing Lome cotton In his vnllse, he bound
up the wounded part, and when ho took
up his march again the snake followed
him and even tiifllstcd upon getting in
the wagon nnd becoming a regular oc
enpnnt. "The devoted pair finally got baok
east, and It waa a common thing to ecu
the naturalist walking out In tho road
with his snake gliding along beside lilm.
Well now hero conu'B the real point of
the story ono night after the professor
hud retired and left the suako down
stairs In tho dining room, he wub sud
denly nwnkoned by tho craBh of glass,
followed by tho falling of a heavy body.
He rose up In his bed, only to hear n
groan and the crushing of bones. In a
Hash he bounded Into his dressing gown
nnd repaired to the room whence camo
the sounds of Btrlfe. Imagine his hor
ror on striking n light to see IiIb pet
snake coiled around a man's bleeding
body, which It had lashed to the stovo
nnd wns hugging violently. On the floor
was a burglur'B dark lantern and n kit
of tools, while tho snake, in order, to
display Its prosenco of mind, hnd his
tall out of tho window "
"What for?" Inquired a listener in
breathless excitement. , ,i
"Rattling for a policeman." . i ,
UNION AND SOUTHERN NAVIES.
Si tond Valium; of tho OfllcUl Uncord
Come from the I'ruM,
The second volume of the official rec
ords of the Union and Confederate nn
vlos In tho war ot the rebellion has just
come from tho press and will soon bo
ready for Issue by the government. Tho
publication Is distributed through con
gress, and not from the navy depart
ment, although it is prepared there un
der Secretary Herbert's direction by
Lieutenant Commander Hush and Rob
ert H. WoodB. This volume takes up
the htory whero It was left by volume 1.
nnd covers the period from Jan. 1, 18C3,
to March 31, 18G4, and makes a stirring
tale of sea warfare, covering tho opera
tions of tho celebrated Confederate
cruisers Florida, Alabama and Georgia,
and the chases made by tho federal
One chapter extracted from the log
of Commander Sommes, on the Alabo
mn, tells how ho enticed the United
States steamer Hatteras, a steamer of
almost equal armament and strength of
cjw, away from tho blockading squad
ron at Galveston nnd sunk her in a des
perate engagement. Then there are the
stories of tho escape of the Florida
from Mobile, tho seizure of tho Vir
ginia, tho escape of the Gibraltar (for
merly the Sumter), the cutting out of
the United States revenue cutter Caleb
dishing, the Johnson Island expedition,
and tho Chesapeake affair.
The volume Is embellished by fine pic
tures of tho famous craft Georgia, Wy
oming, Wachusett, Rhode Island, Sa
bine, Vnnderbllt, nnd finally the famous
old yacht America, which was taken
Into the United StateB naval service as
a dispatch boat after her great interna
tional victory. Exchange.
Principle and Force.
Preparation for war will not cease un
til there Is certainty that tho highest
duty will not call for a resort to force.
But a growing sense ot that highest
duty will steadily restrain the nations,
In proportion as they rise to more of the
Christian spirit, from mistaken con
flicts which lower motives prompt, but
to which the best sense of duty does not
call. New York Tribune.
An Irreverent Negro.
An Irreverent negro of Seuegal re
cently stole at Dakar the boote and
breeches of the French general, com
manding In chief, who had come from
St. Louis to review the troops. As tho
general had brought no other uniform
with him tho review had to be delayed
till substitutes that would lit him had
been borrowed from the officers of the
A Jupauein Woman Politician.
The most remarkable woman In poll
tics in Japan is Mme. Hatoyanna. When
her husband, a leader of the progres
sionist party, ran for parliament, ttho
took the stump and made speeches in
his interest a very extraordinary
thing for a Japanese lady to do. Sho
Is now a teacher in tho academy of
which her husband is principal.
She YV'ai Iniane, Too.
A Jilted girl in Vlenua had herself
photographed In a coffin, arrayed for
the grave. She sent tho picture to lie
faithless lover and he became lnsaue,
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