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THE SUNDAY . OHEGCXNTAN, PQKTLAIsD, JUNE 14, 1903.
CRUISE OF THE LAKETUMMBKS
THERE was a wild chorus of -delight
that awoke B. J. from his - sad
thoughts instantly. He -almost fell
overboard "with Joy. The Eleven rowed
quickly toward the boat, surprised that
her raft was a half mile down stream
from her. The curiosity of Quiz broke In
upon the happiness of the meeting and he
"What's the matter -with your raft?"
"Ob. our keel struck a sandbar," called
B. J., "and we let the raft go until we
could back off. We Just got free this
""Well; how do you like your steam
boating?" yelled Tug.
"I like it so well." B. J.- howled as
dismally as a lonely dog baying the moon
at night, "that I am Just waiting for my
chance to quit."
"Well, you go with us," cried Bobbles.
"In a minute' said B. J., "if you will
come up close enough I will drop in
By this time the canoe was almost
alongside of the boat, and B. J. was Just
crouching In eagerness to rejoin and com
plete the Dozen. ?r
But now Captain Mudd took a hand In
the situation. He was in the pilot-house
above, and had nbt quite understood who
the strange canoeists -were. When he
heard what they were saying and B. J.'s
plan to leave him. Captain Mudd lost no
time in acting. He let the pilot-wheel
go spinning out of his hands and rushed
down to the lower deck.
Just as B. J. bent over to drop lightly
into the canoe and while the arms of
the foremost lakerlmmers were out
stretched to steady him Mudd caught up
with him. He seized him almost In mid
air and dragged him back, hurling him
against the side of the cabin.
The pllotjwbeel and the rudder, left to
themselves, threw the steamer out of Its
course, and brought the bow sharply
round till It camo bearing down right
upon the canoe itself.
"Back water!" cried Punk, and the
ten paddles pried against the stream like
so many crowbars. Just In time to save
the canoe from being cut asunder and
sunk by the steamboat.
And now the "caboose" came drifting
down Into them and whirled alongside,
interfering with the starboard paddles, so
that the oarsmen on that side were help
less. Once more the murderous bow of the
steamer seemed to pursue them with
deadly aim. Once more uluck and luck
saved them and the boat slid past. But
they had escaped the bow only to bo
caught In the swirl and the suction to
ward the stern-wheel. Heer their boat
would be pounded to splinters in an in
stant, and beaten underneath the water.
The roar of the wheel was like thunder
In their ears, and the canoe shaved the
paddles so closely that the men In the
bow had to duck their heads to keep
from being clubbed by the wheel.
This danger escaped by a hair's breadth,
the canoo was pitched high in the air on
a great wave pitched up by the wheel.
Now they seemed to be touching the sky.
Now they were tobogganing sidewiso
down tho slippery wave until it seemed
that they must touch the very bottom of
They were caught up here, however, by
another great wave. Then down again
to a sickening depth. Then that awful
night, and down again with the unman
ageable canoe. And now they hear the
roar of that third wave, which river peo
ple call the tidal wave, from its size and
angry crest. It seems that nothing can
keep them from bein capsized by this
But over it somehow they go. and tho
later waves And the canoe again under
But by this time Captain Mudd has I
gone flying up the stairs, holding B. J.
by the collar of tho coat, and dragging
him bumplngly up the steps like a meal
Into the pilot-house Mudd hastens, and
hurling B. J. into a corner seizes the
wheel and speedily gets the ruddor back
again under management.
The Lakerlmmers, now once more able
to govern their own boat, hear the boat's
bell clang In the engine-room "full speed
ahead," and the "Hiram Q. Mudd" puffs
swiftly away, mocking their frantic ef
forts to overtake It again.
They gain a little while the steamer
stops to pick up the raft, but only to lose
what they have gained, only to see It les
sening in the distance.
"What shall we do now?" walled Sleepy.
"There's nothing to do but go on," was
"But how shall we ever go home
again?" walled Sleepy.
"We'll think of that later," was Tug's
The next twilight found them pursu
ing only tho horizon. Somewhere beyond
it was the boat increasing its distance. It
seemed to all of thorn that they were do
ing a foolish, hopeless thing, but tho
piteous expression on B. J.'s face as he
was dragged away from liberty and back
into the prison of Captain Mudd's bru
talitythat face of their comrade In so
many an hour of adventure and struggle,
haunted every Lakerlm heart and pulled
like a magnet at the prow of the war
canoe. As the twilight deepened, they saw a
little town coming out against the black
hills, and Its many twinkling lights made
it seem like a small constellation upon
tho dark sky.
"That would be a good .place for us to
camp tonight," said Bobbles.
"It would be a good placeto eat supper
now." said Sleepy.
"It will be a good place to And out
something about that boat," said Tug.
So they landed at the small town and
had their supper. A sad meal It was to
all of them, and they left a vacant place
for B. J. around the spread.
When they asked for information of the
boat, they were told it. had not stopped at
this place. But they were also told that
not far below tho Mississippi ran over a
rocky and shelving bed, where it grew
so shallow In the time at low water that
a tall man could wade across almost the
whole width, and only a boat of light
draft could pass even through tho chan
On this account a canal more than sev
en miles long had been built by tho Unit
ed States Government, and boats were
taken through three locks.
"What does a boat -with a log raft do?"
"She usually takes her raft through the
lock In pieces, a little at a time."
"That must be very slow work," said
"It Is," was the answer. "It sometimes
takes two days."
The man who gave this Information
never knew why such a simple statement
acoui a log ran. ana a steamroat should
give such delight to' a lot of boys In a
The Lakerlmmers returned to their
lan sing place, and Quiz asked:
"Where shall we sleep?"
Ana nig saw. "wnue we sloop on
shore that steamboat is pufllng along
down stream. We can't go nearly as fast
as sne aoes when we keep moving. How
are we ever going to catch her If we stop
while she moves?"
"Well, do you mean to say that It Is
hopeless, and that we might as woll give
tin'" ntd TitmYiA
"No. ' said Tug. thouchtfullw a If taiv
Ing to himself, "I was wondering if we
cumuu . umoe me crew in inne watchos,
and -while two of tho watches aro tmn.
ing, tho other can paddle and at least
Keep ner aniung straight with the cur
rent." "Well. I can see how one watch wnnH
row all right, but how In the name of
common sense are the two watches iroln"
"Well. It won't be any feather bed, and
It won't bo any college dormitory, and we
-r-Ul all ache like GO tomorrow, but B. J.
HURLING H. J.
must be aching like 130 now, and his
heart Is aching worse, and so is his moth
er's heart," said Tug very solemnly.
"We can lift out some of the seats, and
some of us can He down. The rest of us
can sleep sitting up."
"Well, suppose, while we are sleeping
sitting up," said Reddy, "we lose our
balance and fall Into the water; what 11
happen then?" I
"You'll wake up," said Tug.
qu may well believe there was a very
excited pow-wow over this proposition.
Tho result of the council of war you could
have seen. If you had happened ilong the
Mississippi In that region that night. For
you would have seen If you had good
eyes for the dark a shadowy canoe filled
with shadows, three of them nodding as
if they were very tired and would rather
sleep, three of them sitting up and sleep
ing, as If they would rather paddle. Four
others you would not have seen at all,
for three of them were lying like sausages
of pain and discomfort in the bottom of
tho canoe; and tho fourth and last
stretched out in the "caboose," on top
of the folding tent and the evaporated
food and things, each of them jabbing
him in a different place; this last was
Usually the sunrise Is a beautiful sight
on the Mississippi River. But to enjoy Its
beauty you will want to have slept easily
and well. I am afraid that the Lakerlm
PROBABLY THE WORLD'S EARLIEST GAMES
BY H. IRVING KING.
THE Aztecs, who lived In Mexico In a
highly civilized state when this coun
try was first discovered, had a curi
ous game of ball. The same game was
evidently played by the Mayans, who ruled
the country before the Aztecs, and the
ruins of whose mighty cities are found
amid the forests of Yucatan. These ruins
aro so old that no man knows just how
long the cities flourished, but among them
can still be seen the great ball courts with
strange atone rings built Into the walls
places where thousands used to watch ball
games with the same absorbed Interest as
Is shown today by the crowds at a game
of baseball. .
When the King of Mayapan went with
his nobles to see a ball game, at Uxmal or
Chichln-Itza, he took his seat with the
other spectators on high steps ranged
above the walls of the court. Below him
the players, divided into two parties, drew
up at cither end of the court after the
manner of football teams. Then a priest
threw a large rubber ball Into the center
of tho court and the game began. Each
ride tried to drive the ball so that It
would hit the wall behind the opposing
teim. The side that succeeded scored a
goal. After the ball had once been put in
play, the players could not touch it with
their feet or harnis unless it fell to the
ground (which it was seldom allowed to
do), when It could be picked up and put
in play again.
They kept the ball going by hitting it
with any other part of the body they
pleased shoulders, elbows, knees, breist
"It is indeed a noble sight."
Pa Blunderkln said with delight
"To see the world sink far neiftw
As to the moon re swiftly go."
And little Andy and his ma
They listened with respect to ra
Ah, could all. families be so!
Hour sweet would be this life below!
When little Andy next looked down
He could not see bis native town.
And next, the world seemed but a ball;
And next thero was no world at alt
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INTO A CORNER.
mers did not look upon that particular
dawn with the eyes of artists. They had
hardly any eyes to see It with at all, and
their aching bones seemed to be trying to
give the Lakerlm Athletic Club yell, each
bone doing Its little best.
The boys reached out their weary hands
and dipped into the cool water of the
river, and dashed it upon their hot and
sleepy faces. But the thought of another
day without slumber was a torment to
Tug tried to spu- them on by begging
them to bo men. and saying that onco
they had recaptured B. J. they could sleep
for a whole day.
"It will take two weeks to square me,"
said Sleepy, "and I don't want any one
to disturb me all that time, except to push
a little liquid food down my throat."
The father of Reddy and Heady had
been a Union soldier, and their father's
brother had been a rebel officer. And both
of them had told both of the boys many
an anecdote of tho hardships of war.
"My father," said Reddy, "often used to
be on guard duty and he would spend all
night many a time pacing his beat."
"1'ou mean pacing his post," said
Heady; "It's only policemen that have
beats. And my uncle told me that some
times the Johnny Rebs would march all
night as fast as they could leg It, and
fight all next day as hard as they could
"Well," said Tug, "supposing we pre
or hips. Most of the play was done with
This was considered the proper and most
scientific way of hitting it, and. In order
that the ball might rebound better, the
players wore pieces of leather upon their
hips. High up In the wall were fixed
stone rings, which an old writer describes
as being "like those of a mill with a
hole quite through tho center Just as bis
as the ball."
Now, the rings were Just large enough
for the ball to pass through them, leaving
not a perceptlblo fraction of an inch to
spare, and every boy knows how difficult
It is to throw a ball through such a ring
It must me a "dead line shot" In order
to be successful.
Yet any player In one of these ancient
ball games was at liberty to take the ball
in his hands and try to throw It through
one of the stone rings In the wall If he
thought he could do it. If he failed his
side lost the game, but If he succeeded
he .won for his side and received great
praise for his dexterity.
In token of this passing of the ball
through the ring being an extraordinary
success, which seldom happened, the play
er who accomplished it had the right to
the cloaks of all the lookers-on. The re
sult was that whenever the ball was
passed through the ring all the -spectators
took to their heels, nobles and all, run
ning and laughing, while the players of
the successful man's side rushed after
hom, trying to catch them and secure
their cloaks for tho winner, who was
obliged to give a feast afterwards.
Although the ball courts of the City of
PICTURES TO PAINT
But courtly pa betrayed no -fear.
He said, "I know the moon Is near."
And little Andy said to xna,
"How proud we ought Ur ne ot pal"
Just then a monstrous thins, all red.
Was sighted looming dead ahead.
And courtly pa stopped tae saloon
And cried: "Ashore hji, for the moon!"
Now seize your paints aad bright and gas
Paint what the tourists raw that day.
First little Peter Moon was seen.
His eyes were red, his hair was green.
tend that we're soldiers, and we have got
to win our battle."
So every Lakeriromer sat up very
straight and tried to imagine that his
paddle was a musket a web-footed mus
Noon time found them at the little vil
lage of Nashville. Ta. It found them,
also In front of the first lock of the canat
The sight of the big walls -and mighty
gates cheered them"' Immensely,
"That reminds me of Ivanhoe's palace,,"
said Hlst'ry. "The river is the moat -and
those gates are the castle gates. All they
need Is a portcullis."
"What's a portcullis?" asked Quiz.
"I do not know exactly," said Hiot'ry,
"but It's something they are always let
"It must have been a kind ot basket of
eggs," said Jumbo.
It was one thing to firfd the Jock; It
was another thing to open It. Those
massive gates wero moved by steam and
they could not be bothered by -any small
fry like a canoe.
Pretty, asked, "Has anybody got a key
In hki pocket that will open that lock?"
They decided to wait for a boat, and
meanwhile they had something to eat.
Afterthls. more waiting. When they were
beginning to feel that they would bo
driven to make another portage, they saw
a passenger packet coming down -the
river. The great side-wheel steamboat was
a beautiful sight as she paused, breath
ing hard like a warhorse. champing the--bit
Impatiently for the gates of the lock
The steamer was well filled with well-to-do
people who had been North, on
pleasure trips. Among thesa people there
was any number of young and pretty girls
and they made no effort to conceathelr
curiosity at the sight of the war-5fcanoe
and its moth-eaten crew.
The girls stared so hard, in fact, that
they embarrassed , the Lakerlmmers more,
than If they had been an opposing foot
ball team, or a rival "band of" oarsmen.
The Eleven-' wero especially embarrassed
by their own appearance. While the
girls were all spick and span, and full of
gaiety, the Eleven felt very much un
combed and unbrushed and uhbeautlfled;
their hair was still tousled aqd their eyes
were still full of the sleep they Jiad not
had. Pretty suffered more than all the
rest of tho Lakerlmmers put together,
because it was a rare experience lor him'
to be seen when he was not at his best.
"They look at us as If they thought -we
were a pack of monkeys In a cage. If
we had only a few Iron bars up here,
I'm sure I'd feel like one."
."Well," said Jumbo, "I.wpuldn't mind
their thinking wo were monkeys If they
would only throw us a few peanuts and
But much as the Lakerlmmers blushed
under their coats of tan, -when the lock
gates opened and the steamer puffed in
the Lakerlmmers lost no time in paddling
Into tho great bathtub, too. At first, they
were on a level with the shore, but grad
ually as the water wao.- let out. they
dropped down, down, till they. seemed to
be at the bottom of a great dungeon sur
rounded with dripping wet stone walls.
Then the opposite gates opened and the
steamer moved out, and now the great
paddles of the side wheels spanked the
water Into big waves, and they were so
busy keeping the canoe from being cap
sized or smashed like an ercehell aeainst
the stone walls that they had no eyes for
ine pretty passengers -on the steamer.
Indeed, they forgot them altogether till
the packet was well lh the dlstanco and
they themselves wero safely out of the
lock with the big gates closed behind
(To be continued.)
Yucatan had been In ruins for nobodv
knows how many centuries when this
country was discovered. Cortez, the Span
ish General, when he- invartort Vnixn
found tho Aztecs still playing the game.
auu juoniezuma, tne .Mexican Emperor,
took the Spaniards to see a great game
got -up in their honor.
Afterwards, when the Spaniards had
conquered the country, they prohibited
the playing of the game because, as one
of the old writers says, "of the mischief
which often happens at it" From this
we may Infer that in the rushes the play
ers were sometimes Injured, as they are
sometimes in football games.
This game was. in fact the football of
tho ancient Americans, who ruled the
country south of the Rio Grand before
the white man sailed across the "big
water," and If the ruins of the cities of
Yucatan are as old as many scientific
people think they are, the game may be
the oldest regular sport of which we have
Any boy who wants to find out how It
would have seemed to have been a ball
player in America a few thousand years
ago can try what he can do at keeping a
ball in the air by hitting it with his hip,
or he can try to throw one through a
ring of equal diameter, placed higher
than his head. They were great and
skillful players, those old Mayans and
.those subjects of Montezuma.
There are about 350 volcanoes on this
earth that have performed In modem
times. There are many hundreds more
that have long been extinct
And little Kitty Mpon in blue. .
Was most delightful to fhe' view.
Tellow and purple. Tommy Star
Called for attention from afar.
They gathered 'round the Blanderkins,
With wicks and nods and smiles -and grins.
Alas! Their actions were so queer
That little Andy hid with rear.
Full glad was ftic when v- crted . "Key! -
Come all aboard! We'll ga away!"
Quick the baloon sank downward then
Till It got back to earth again.
SINCE I have been on . exhibition at
museums, and with circuses I have
Ibecn called Joe the Jungle Boy. the
Boy Monkey, Gorilla Joe and various
other names, but should I give you my
right name you could not pronounce It
I am a full-blooded negro boy, and was
born on the Zambesi River, In Africa,
hundreds of miles beyond the Boer coun
try. The tribe to which I belonged was
called the Mwals, and my father was chief
over all. My people numbered about 20,
00), and my father had 2000 warriors under
No doubt you .have heard much about
Africa. In that part where I was born
no one ever had seen a white man until
a few years ago. Most of the people
went naked, and one tribe was always at
war with another. (
I can remember vtnat we lived In rude
huts and ate fruits, roots, berries, nuts
and wild game of various sorts. Our
people had no guns, but made use of
THE TREASURE BOX
THE treasure box really consists of
two boxes, one fitted closely Inside
The magician who wishes to exhibit the
wonders of the treasure "box makes no se
cret of the fact that it 13 made In two
sections, ono acting as a sort of shell for
the other; In fact he begins proceedings
by taking the treasure box apart In order
that the spectators can see both sections.
The outside covering Is open at one end,
go that It can easily be seen it is empty.
The Inside box has a lid, but the ma
gician lifts the lid and shows that this
box la also empty.
After the spectators are satisfied, the
treasure box Is put together and then all
sorts of sweejmeats, toys and other trifles
aro taken from it
At any time the treasure box may again
be shown empty and Immediately after
ward the work of taking out treasures
The Hindu magicians make their treas
ure box in two sections, because the spec
tators are grouped all about the performer
In that country, consequently his work Is'
viewed from every point
If the spectators are placed only In
front of the magician the outer section
of the treasure box may "be dispensed
Figure 2 shows the smaller or inside
section drawn almost but not quite, out
ot the larger or outside section. .
Figure 1 shows two pieces of board
fastened together at right angles.
The boards of which Figure 1 is made
must be of the some thickness as the
boards of which the smaller section of
the treasure box is made.
Tho two- boards of which Figure 1 .Is
made must be exactly the same size.
A part la cut away from the back of
the smaller section of the treasure box,
as shown in D, Figure 2. This must be
just the size of one of the boards of
which Figure 1 Is made.
It can be seen now that if Figure 1
is hinged on each end of the line F to the
bottom of D, Figure 2, then when B, Fig
ure 1, swings down. A, Figure 1, will form
a back to the smaller section of the treas
ure box; and when A, Figure L lies fiat
in the bottom of D, Figure 2, B, Figure 1.
will form a back to the box.
The dotted square shown at B, Fig
ure 2, shows tho position which B, Figure
1. -will occupy when A. Figure 1, forms a
back to the box as indicated hy the dotted
line A. Figure 2.
E, Figure 2, Is the lid ot the smaller
section of the box. r
The bonbons, flowers, eta, are placed
between the two boards A and B, Figure
L When it la desired to show the box
SOME LOM ELLJ WHITE
OF all the lonely white children on the
face of the earth, the most lonely,
probably, are two boys who live on the
far-away famous Christmas Island, which
is so tiny that It hardly makes a dot on
the map. It lies in the Pacific Ocean,
more than 200 miles away from the coast
of Java, and belongs to England. These
two white boys are much like two Robin
son Crusoes; for. while there are 5S0 in
habitants on Christmas l3iad, most of
them arc Chinese, and almost all the rest
are Malays. There are only four white
men there, and three women, so the two
boys grow up pretty wild and must care
for their own clothes and cook their own
good and attend themselves to all the
other wants for which most boys look to
their mothers and other women.
Almost as lone as these boys are four
white boys who live on one of the 20
small coral Islands known as tho Cocos
or Keeling group, that lies about 1200
miles from Singapore. These four boys
are better cared for, because they have
a school to 0 to, but on the whole they
are almost as lonely as the Christmas
Island boys. Thero are 68 other boys on
the Islands, but they are scattered over
the whole group, and It often Is a day's
sail from one Island to the other, unless
the weather Is unusually good. So the
boys do not see much of each other. Be
sides that, all except these four boys are
natives or Chinese, and there Is not much
In common between them and the Eng
lish boys. v
Cn the Chatham Islands about 509 miles
away from New Zealand, there arc 30 or 40
boys and girls, all white, who get very
little opportunity for ever seeing any
body irom tho outside world, for ships
touch there drily occasionally. Most of
these children have to help their, pa
rents take care of the sheep, which are
the wealth of the Island.
There are several nundred white chil
spears, clubs and slings. No one had
'any knowledge beyond how to make ca
noes, kill game or fight the enemy.
My father was called a wise man, as
well as a brave one, but he did not know
that there were any countries outside ' of
Africa. He believed that he could travel
to the end of the world In a week. AH
this timft -eras snent In buntlmr and ficht-
ing, and If anybody had told him about
the oceans or of other countries he would
not have believed him.
When t wa3 5 years old I began to un
derstand things. A short spear and a
light club were given to me, and I had
to practice with them. I learned also how
to fish and set traps.
Thetalk was always aboutfhuntlng and
fighting, and when an elepjiaht had been
killed there was a great feast for two
or three days.
At 10 years of age I was called a smart
boy. I could find my way through the
forest, kill small game and catch as
many fish as a man. I had but to see
the track of any animal to tell what It
was. I could smell a fire a mile away,
m t "v x 11 111 ni 1
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PRODUCING RICHES FROM THE 3IAGIC BOX.
empty the board B is allowed to swing
back Into the box C, Figure. 2.
The inside ot the boxes is painted"' black,
which makes It Impossible to detect the
pressure of the double back. t
II it can be arranged to have the spec
tators all in front of the larger of the two
boxes can be dispensed with, ae Its only
use Is to hide the board B when It 13
necessary to show the box empty.
As the smaller section of the treasure
box Is kept facing tho spectators, it would
dren on the FIJI Islands. They go to
school with children whose grandparents
wero cannibals, and they get along very
well with them. Tho white boys and
girls are almost as good at canoeing and
surf-swimming as are the native FIJI chil
dren and the brown Polynesians, and they
have lots of fun in Fiji, although they
grow tired ot the monotony of their ocean
girdled homes after a -few years and go
wild with Joy when their parents decide
GAME OF "ONE-HOLE CAT"
IDDLE-AGED men can remember
fl 1 that when they were boys. In the
days before baseball became jso popular
In fact, when that game was almost
unknown they used to play "one-hole
cat" a game from which some say base
ball was originally derived.
There Is an old Scottish game of much
the same name as the popular game ot
the '50s, but which Is considerably differ
ent in tho way it is played. The game is
called "cat In the hole," and, old as It Is.
it Is capable affording some good sport
In playing this game six shallow holes
are dug, rather nearer together than the
bases in baseball, and arranged so as o
form a diamond. In the center stands a
boy with a ball in his hand.
At each hole is a boy with a stick, one
end of which he rests in the hole he Is
guarding. When the boy with the ball
sings out "Cat In the hole!" all the other
boys change holes.
As they do o, the boy with the ball
tries to throw It Into one of the holes
before any boy gets hl3 stick Into It It
he succeeds, the boy who Is slow la
changing and finds the ball In the hole
before Ills stick is out He then has to
take the ball himself.
"TMrty Po!(iaeH piants."
Send to the Department of Aericulturje at
and I could see an ostrich on the plains
or a man skulking through the'forest as
quiqkly as. the best of" them.
One day the .Makololq tribe with -whom
we were always at war, came inarching
through the dense forest to surprise our
village and put everybody to death. I
was out alone with my spear, and I
caught sight of the enemy w"hen they
were yet two miles away.
I ran for the village at my best spcejd.
and 'I do not believe that any warrior
could have run faster. I told father that
the enemy were at hand, and he at onco
called his warriors together.
The Makololos far outnumbered us at
first, but our warriors came hurrying
up from othor villages, and by and'by we
, gained a great victory. We lost a hun
l dred men. but the enemy lost twice as
I When the battle was over my father
! picked up a spear which lay beside a dead
. man and handed It to me and said:
I "My son, you are but a boy yet; but you
have the courage of a roan. You haven't
; the strength yet to hold this spear, but
you shall keep- It until you are stronger.
But for you we should have been sur-
prised by the Makololos, and none of us
t left alive. When you have grown to be
J a man you will be a'great warrior and
I chief In my place."
All the warriors danced around me and
shouted and patted me on the head,-a.nd
of course I felt very proud to be thus
I thought I could do as much as any
full-grown man, and this led to another
adventure in which I did not come out
so well. I was hunting In the forest when
I suddenly came face to face with a Hon.
Had I run away he might not have fol
lowed me, as ho was thirsty and on his
way to a pool to drink, but I was foolish
enough to think I could kill him single
handed. I advanced upon him until ha was only
ten feet away, and then hurled .my spear.
It was only & boy's spear, and I had
boy s strength. The Hon was
wounded in the" nose, and with aroar
of rage he sprang upon me and dashed
me o the earth. I remember that he
picked me up and shook me as a dog
shakes a rat and then I lost my senses.
It was an hour before I regained them,
and it took me two hours more "to" crawl
home. One of my arms was broken, my
left shoulder badly bitten and the lion
had clawed me in a dreadful manner. I
was so badly hurt that it took. me three
months to recover, and all because of
my foolish pride.
In my next I shall tell you how I was
capture'd by the Makololos. and what
came of it and I hope to interest you.
(To be continued.)
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is behind the box.
If the larger or outside section of tho
box is dispensed with the magician." while
he is showing the box empty and attract
ing attention to It with his right hand,
may replenish tho part B with his left
hand either from hi3 pockets or from a
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to send them to school In England or
On tho Tonga Islands there are about 40
white boya and girls, who are under a na-'
tive King King George II. the son of
King George Tubou, whodled 19 years
ago. The Tonga Islands are under tha
protectorate of Great Britain, but King
George is a real King for all that and
these white children hall him as such
with the rest
Washington. D. C, for free pamphlet en
titled "Thirty Poisonous Plants." Every
one who loves to roam in fields and forest
should know the poisonous plants. It Is
very fortunate for those who are fond ot
rambling through tha fields and woods
thit most of the plants In that Govern
ment list are poisonous only when, eaten.
Nearly all cases of skin poisoning are
from poison-ivy or poison-sumac.
It will doubtless surprise many who read
this pamphlet of "Thirty Poisonous
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of moccasin flowers are included in' the
list A poisonous oil similar to that of
poison Ivy is secreted 'in the leaf hairs,
especially at the fruiting season. The
leaves and flowers ot the llly-of-the-valjey
are also poisonous when taken Internally.
The taste, however. Is very bitter, so no
one i3 Hkely to eat them.
The beautiful mountain laurel Is so often
eaten by sheep, resulting In their death!
that the farmer callsit sheep-laurel, or
Longest Span la tbi "World.
The Strait of Canso. between Cape Bre
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The bridge will be a cantilever, with a
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