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0." :iltl loin wornu, adven
tures don't 1 "' '"'
way. My experience iu that
M hardly ne wormy (it men-
somehow Brother Boh km ft
talent ror luniiuiiig una nil
of adventures. Brother Hob
J' i,. ,iilto a number of pretty oltwo
r iu iii, wIM regions iu wnicii we
'live traveled, but In has plenty of Kilt
JaiiJ Im ill '"' bt'l'u nblu tu l,u"
I Tom Mi'Rm I" n 'ler wns C, ai
Iltl,( ; Comstis-k school of mining
Lj-aiKii-'1 ,VM0 ,iai' K,,1'
txjHrii'ii" I" Mexico. Australia, India.
ltnj WH.r gold-producing countries.
(It Is :iiuljir that you should have
1,,.,'n able to travel through so ninny
fringe loan tries without n few lialr
'.l,ri'H!i escapes "r "".' other experi
ence worthy of being relateil," said imi
L( old Comstock frlemlH who were
Jqui-stloniiig 'I'"111 111 regard ' ''i "'av
tfi Iu foreign lamls. "llil you never
mm against a ttnT while Iu lutlla?"
J -Tiger," will Tom, with, a laugh.
fVYII. yi. I've run against the 'tigers'
fof nearly every country on the two
Villi of the globe."
I -I ti in scaklng now of the real, roar
me. ramping Hengnl filter the striped
lie:tst of the Jungle," said the Coin-'-(tucker.
-I saw quite a number of timers
fwiiile i ItKlia anil went after the
ijiiiiiiiiils mi regular hunt. I killed a
jfew while I was there. In order to Bet
ts.iau gisid skills."
"Never got Into close quarters wltn
"Well, not very: hut Brother Hub had
nilier n IuhI Ixmt with a bit; hill tiger
up In Xepnul."
Bid rub get nway wltn the littery
"Yes. brother Bob I true grit; the
'i..r mis kl'lml."
1 "As yu had no nilvrnlures of your
cnn during your travels, Tom," mild a
jomishs-ker. "suppose you give us the
'story of Bob's tiger fight."
J "I am sorry Brother Hob Is not here
it't tell "II nlmllt Ills kittle with 'Mad-
iiiie Stripes," but as he Is not with us
'THE TIOEK M'BANO
,lliis eveuint, I will give you n little
ketch i if the affair as I saw It.
"Brother Bob and I were up on the
epaitl frontier, headed for the lower
Dns of the Himalayas.
"In place of the ducks, cramvs, coots
tatl pelicans of the lagoons nlons the
Imvland coui-se of the Kixwioe we now
Jifitan tosiH quail, parttidtes. fowl,
Jl.irlcjin and other uplaiul birds. In
Ji'aei s hidden In patches of dense Jungle
.nail overgrown with vines and creepers
JTvere dilapidated temples Indlcatlnt
Itliat the whole country had at some
pin? U en Inhabited, thouth In the pres
ent age only .i few scntteml rillnees
Jb re to be found. Outside of the vlllates
Hliere are here and there huts Inhabited
jjiy the 'twalla,' or cowherd caste, and
Jtiio'e huts of the men of the cattle sin-
Ions are often In the heart of almost
il etrable stretches of Jiintle.
"While in this lieautiful nitlon our
funs kept us well supplied with nil
urns of tame, nnd we II rat nnd last
iilled iimny wolves, Jackals, leoimrds
. tal about n dozen tigers, treat and
'i-ail. The British and wealthy na
jlivis almost always use elephauts In
glinting tigers, sometlnus liavlnt fifty
.jur more nf the huge leasts In line; but
s we were not In a position to com
J .nid a supply of e'.cpliiititri, we did our
p'.i'k in fis.t, hiring n wore or more of
Svn'.iis. with toni touts, firecrackers and
J 'tlis to beat throuirh small Hutches of
Jmirie. At first we mounted ourselves
;i 'niyeliiiiis,' bamboo platforms, nt the
Hit where we expelled the pune to
i 'pi.ir. but after we had learned somc
l'' i.t of the mituri nud ways of the
'-'it we did not bother with platforms,
?'it tooli our chanci ou the ground.
I "Tie g wallas of the region wen nl-F-i.vs
ready to bring us news of a tiger
Jimng killed one of their entile, nnd
(hlieii we got news of a 'kill' we were
"n out after the killer. Often the
f wallas would be able to point out the
latch of Jungle to which the titer had
' ;ifed after making the kill nnd feast-
s his till.
I "It was here In this foothill region
Kit Brother Bob had bin adventure
'' a ' I-' hill tiger. A 'shekarry, a
lii'lve expert lniiiter, who kei8 him
. '' ""'I posted In regard to the move
'"''s of gam,, nm' manages hunts for
Hi I't-it'.-h and rich natives, one day
.i: e t,( mircnnip and proposed to give
oti S..,i-t. p w,id that ns neither
J ' ti.-l'sh nor the uatlve princes were
at that nn.)ti business was
sla. k Mill, him Il IT..rn.l tnr n
s .--Mi.ii.,e i.riee in oruiu oui o"-
r.1'! ''' .nid boat through a piece of Jun
f ' "In h he knew to be nllre with all
:";s 1 r gn,p. K 1Nirt tf ,1, targaln
!.'.-"" r I;ol nnd I were to kill as many
J ''' h'V. ili er and the like as we could
over, the shekarry saying h's
IPi-le ,.re all very hungry for meat.
''' 1 articular plin-e of Jungle -'"1
l It, a nl.l ...... a lu
'':i through lay between the forks
'- i hirge stnims with high and
"-:' Links. A more favorably Hu
ll !-l . '.. D. . hi
Hon ourselves near the junction of the
two stream iitliiiik. e,iii!i pass that
way wilhout Mug .s-u. We t.x.W sta
Hons about tlfty yards nnrt at a .lnt
where the Jungle Ims-uiuo somewhat
thin and open, each thruMltu( into the
(tround a leafy branch of para to
serve as a scns-n or blind. After a long
wait we heard faintly In the distance
In sound of the I. mi toius mid the
shouts nf the licatcrs ns they advanced
Into "In Jungle.
"Presently we heard a rustling iim
the stray leaves In front, and a troop
of monkeys, loudly chattering their
alarm, came hopping out of the dense
"As yet we had seen no doer or other
ilewlrable came, but the Waters were
still far away. Tnklne a jms-p from U
hind my screen, I was somewhat sur
pflsel to sim- a la rue female titer come
i;lldiu;t cut of the thick Jungle, crouch
lliit close to the ttrouud as she assil
Into the open. She was on Brother
Bob's side of the Junnle and was niov
ng stralttht towiml him, npiirently
more coiiifrinsl nlout the ct.mmotlon
behind her than afraid of danger In
front. Bob had also seen the titter and
had droppol to one ktiiH Udilnd his
siTii-n r.iid lcvclnl his ri Ho. Every mo
ment I expected to hoar the rexrt of
Bob's Kuu, ns the titer was within ten
yards of his blind and was moving
'Some noise In the juntle frlchtin..d
the skulklni; beast and, after a quick
backward Klauee, it blindly bound -d
forward. At the second Unuid the
titter landisl almost on top of Bub, ns he
crouched behind his fraclle screen. In
stantly he tired, thrusting ritle at
the beast without aim. Woundc,) by the
shot, the titer uttered a howl of rate.
: dashed aside the screen and struck Bob
a blow with a fore paw that sent his
tun flying and left him stretched sc!im
Its on his back.
"I rushed forward at once to Bob's
assistance. As I ran the Infuriated
beast threw herself upon Bob and W
tan tearing at him with her teeth.
I leafing a sound as of cracking 1k.ii.-s,
ll'OS BlIOTHHK JiOll."
I thought every rib in poor Bob's ImhI.v
was lieint crushed. As I feared to use
my ritle I threw It down and drew my
revolver. My yells, as I rushed on the
tiger, caused her to cease tesiriug at
Bob and tlx her eyes iihii me. But she
still retained her isisitlon across Bob's
breast while showing her teeth and
snarling at me.
"I thought It prolmble that she was so
badly wounded as not to be able to rise
upon her legs and so decided to take her
nt close quarters and inuke sure of her.
With my pistol In my right hand nnd In
my left n long-Mailed knife, sharp as a
razor. 1 crept forwa: ... I advanced
crouched almost uimn my knees, as the
tiger's jsinltlon aerotss issir Bob was
such that I feared to tire with a down
"I had got up within ten feet of the
tiger when she suddenly left Bob and
leaiKHl nt me. The charge of the lieast
was n surprise, but by a backward
move I avoided her liap nnd ns she
passed fired my pistol Into her mvk, at
the Mime moment plunging the knife
Into her side up to the hilt. She fell
and did not move from where she land
ed, the pistol shot having broken her
"Seeing the tiger was In Its death
struggles I turned my attention to
Brot r Bob, who was still stretched
unconscious uin the ground. The
!enters were fast approaching through
the Jungle with great uproar ami
thumping of torn toms, wild hogs In
droves, both black and gray, were
rushing by, slotted deor were charging
past and the whole Jungle seemed alive
with game of all kinds, some droves of
wild pigs almost running over me.
"I was Just stooping over Bob when
a huge male tiger bounded out of the
Jungle and halted within ten feet of
where I stood. I had my pistol nism
him In an Instant, nnd ns his head was
so held that a bullet would not glance
from his skull I took good aim nnd gave
him a sht between the eyes that
brought him down ns dead as though
he had U-cn a sheep or an ox. Siting
that the sh.rt lunl kllhsl the tiger I ran
down to the river, filial my hat with
water nnd went to work to try to re
store Bob's senses. He had een badly
stunm-1 nnd was bti-athlng heavily, but
1 saw he had tw bad wounds and s-s-n
had the satisfaction to him "I1'"
en when It was not long Wore his
wits retum.s! nnd he was able to sit up.
The paw of the tlg.-r had struck him on
.i.i.. ,.f th.. head and knocked him
I i,t ii.i.l only slightly wound
ed his s-alp. The weight of the tig-r on
his chest had almost Stopied h breath
nnd he felt .me Int-nial ... e
found that his life had been saved by s
1,,,-ky chance. In a game t-ag he had
8l,rr to his side were mmw U-'iil J
fowl or two. atKlIt was th. he
tiger had s-lzed ui-n and crun.-h.sl m
h,t blind rage, n..t Bob's r;t.
"B..b was much astonished "
wildcnxl when he saw two d.d tig-rs
strvtched out alongnlde A Ulm. IjM
him that b luid fx- law sort of de
lirium of rage and killed thiiu both, an4
for a time he lxlieved my atory. H I
said. he Imd an Ind stinet riioll.stlon ;
of having done a good deal of righting. !
We found that his shot h id plowed ;
tiirmgh the iiiu'. of the female tig-
er' left shoulder, only i-'.ightly wound-
lug her, but probably jKir.ilyjlng her
left fore leg.
"When the old shekarry came up with
his crowd of Is-atetM he was at first
much i!iapoliited that we had killed1
no d.H-r or wild pigs. 'Abu, ahlbs.' !
cried he, 'no meat no meat'.' He, how. 1
ever, soon che. t-, up mnl took gnat 1
cnsllt to hlmsi'i: for having said then ,
were tigers In the Jungle. After the
tigers were snimnsl we went down to
the river and klihsl f,.r the old fellow i
quite a lot of pigs. We were well satis
fli! with our prl.m. the skins of the
two tigers. The male mcflsurisl, as he
lay on the ground, eleven fe.t two
Inch. from tip to tip aud the female
ten f.vt four inch..
"They were unusually large hill tig
em, which are of henvh-r build than
the tigers of the valleys, but averngt
l.t-s In length. To kill tigers with a pis
tol was a fitit before unhisml of on the
frontier, and obtained for us great
cnsllt for nerve, but give a tiger a
square shot in the head nnd he will go
down like a bullock. Many tlgem art
killed by single shots from ritlcs, but
the man who goes after tiger ou foot
must have a considerable amount of
nerve, I could always bet on the uorve
of Brother Bob."
STEAM AS A MOTIVE POWER.
The First Vc.si-1 So I'l-opelled W
Inveetcl by S n til aril.
The appllcnttou of steam aa a moving
power Is chi'mcd by various nations,
but for the first extensive eauployiucJU
of it the world Indisputably owe the.
Kngllsh and the Americana. A eairly
as 1013 a Sptuilsh captaLu named Blua
10 Ie (iaruy sliow t-d In tlm harbor of
Barci'l.uiu a KteainlsKit of his wn In
vent Ion. The preacher Mutlielus, lu
his sermon to miners In N'utvmburg Lu
ViiC, prays for the twin who "rals.ii
water from tire and air," showing tlm
early apllcntli.n of steam power lu
(let-many. An I la linn engineer, 0. Bo-atii-H,
Invented lu HIJO a sort of steiun
windmill. In Kngland nuioiig Uio first
tiodiH-s of steam pow or Is one coiituluod
lu a small volume puMlsJail Ln 1147,
eiktltlwl "The Art of Gunner)'." by Nat
.Nye, Ul whU-h he prolse to "cluirvu
a piece of ordimiK o without gtuipow
der" by putting In water liwtwid vt
K.wdi-r, r:iinmLng down an airtight
plug and then the shot, and applying a
lire to the drench "till It burst out sud
denly." But the first successful effort
was that of the Marquis of Worcester,
lu his t'entury of Invcntlmis," In Moo,
he descrlbi-s a steam uppanitua by
whlcli he raW.il a coluiuu of water to
the height of forty fi-ct. This, under
the muue of "fire water work," win
actually at work nt Vauxhall In lik'i.
The first liti-ut for the apldlcutlou of
ste.iin pow er tj various klinLs of ma
chines was Uikii. out In H'.'.'S by Oapt.
Savery. In I'M! he exhibited before
the Koyal Sis-iety a working model of
his Invention. His engines were tlio
first usisl to any extent ln Industrial
operations. In all the attejupts at
pumping engines hitherto made, Includ
ing Sau ry's, the steam acted dlreotly
Uion the water to Is; inovwl, without
any InterviMiing part. To IT. I'niiiu, a
cd'ebratisl rreiichmiui, la due the Idea
of llh piMoti. It was first used by UIjii
In HUM i. The next step In appliance
was made In lTo. In the "atmospheric
engine" conjointly InveJited by Nev
loiueii, Cawioy and Savery. This ma
chine held Its own for nearly seventy
yen rs. and was very largely applkl to
inlm-s. The next i.-nUal Unprovo
meiits on the steam engine were thosa
of Watt, which Istaii a new era In the
history of steam swer. His first tin
provotucnt was the separate condenser.
litutisl lu 1Ti. The iiruiclind Im
provemonts that have Imvh made sltw-fl
Watt's time have beti either lu mat
ters relating to tin Isdler, Ul details of
construction consequent upon" our ln
cri"iHisl fai'llltU's, lmpnv,M inachUK-ry
and greater knowilge of the strejigtli
of innteiiiiLs, Ul the enlarged applica
tion of his principle of expansive work
ing, or In the applWUon of the stiiuu
engine to the propulsion of carriage
Palllnir Walts at Fire
Mr. Chaiics T. Hill contribute to St.
Nicholas an article on "The Peril of
a Fireman's Life," In the course of
whh h he says:
There are several kinds of falling
walls and the fireman of exerlenco
knows them well, nnd what to expect
from each. There Is one kind that
breaks first at the Isittom and comes
down almost straight, so what like
a curtain. This makes a big noise, but
Is not very much to be dreaded. Then
there Is another that bulges or "buc
k'es" In the middle .it first, and make
a'si.rt of curve ns It descends. This I
n little more serious than the first, and
has caused many fatalities. Then thero
H one thnt breaks nt the bottom and
comes straight out, reaching clear
ncross the street, and remaining almost
sdld until It strikes; and a. an old
time fireman once remarked: That
the kind y w,,nt ,0 (1'M'S""'-"
This kind of "falling wall" has caus
ed more deaths In the department than
nny other danger the firemen have to
contend with. It has killed horses as
well as men, and destroyed apparatus;
nud It Is so rapid In Its descent, and
rovers so much spai-e, that to escape It
th,. men have to be quick Indeed.
KlgdteenMllc In Three llajr.
A 'drug firm of Ba.lion Kan., a tn
tl.,,, on the Kiisu-a City Northwest
ern rail oad, demands of the Iuuisan
State Board of llnllroad Omimmls
siouers that an order be made requlr
in a that ra'lroaeis give Its customer
Letter iraJn facilities. Tlie station U
is. miles from I..-n von worth, but M
takes thns- days for freight to Is de
liver.il at Ha.Moti and two day are
consun d by passengers In making tlie
roiitd trip. The same slow time U
niad- to and from Kansas City. It Is
averred that the road Is to run U,
fn-ce out the merchant and to favor
thc Msoiirl Pacific The complaint
with the declaration that the
(uis-rlntiTid-nt of the roud "tm U the
mental ability to make a cotton
nsmd."-Kusas City Star
We have noticed that marrlwl women
are kept o-ii!ed don't excite li
miich nvmpfjhy a the Idle OiWs, for
th.0iason that they don't hav tlm
to vine, HiJ do Juuc to It
HUMOR OF xilE WEEK
STORIES 1 0LD BY FUNNY MEN
OF VHt PRESS.
O.ld, Ciirini uiul l.iiothutilc rtiuai-a
of lluiiiuii Nature llruiiliiiull J Per-Iruyi-tl
by lliuiiirnl Word ArlioU of
Our linn lljy-A lluilcl of Fuu.
"May I b .tt-uw your umbrella for five
" I j ilcii't y.ui Use the one oii dor
row i d Iat w i i kV"
"I'm keeping that to loan to you."
"W i ll. I'll be over III the inluuti and
"Then you won't let me take jours':"
"Vis. lake it along. I'm Mill two
abend of joii." -Cleveland l'laltub alcr.
I'll to l itf.
Mrs. Hence!! - So joti think your
joiir.g, m wnl make a great I'nancler':
Mts. Lakeside-Yes. Why. the other
d..y I li tiglit Mm a toy dank. and.
w.uld j. it believe It, he eii.il for an
hour lor h:s papa o get him a t)pc
w mi r. New Vol k l'ress.
I'lirt it' ticillTOItT.
"I liar." said the crusty old man,
"tint tl.ii-e ate miiiic violins h.i valua
ble that ttodody thinks of phijlng ou
"Vis. 1 aw one in a museum," re-
plied his wile.
"I w. i.der if I couldn't buy one and
trade It to the ji img man net door for
the till. lie lli.-ll he has bei II Using for
jlie last fix months."- Washington
.Ins! for n ifl.
Ma uma Hen Where are you goln"?
Iloitu.se nli. Just for a little spin,
Maien.a lieu i reprovingly) I should
think joii would stay at home and
help your mother Mt-.u.-h up that new
onli n bed thai Neighbor I'easclcy set
out this morning Twinkles.
IM. M ninkr.
"Whin's the inattei- between Bllms
and lis tj s w riter'r"
"He thought when hi; hired her I lint
he was going to dictate to her. but he
has discovered his mistake.""- I'etrolt
"All. Mr. rptiMiuf." said the soul
ful young woman, "how delightful Is
literature! Voii are fond of It, 1 know.
Till me your famrite hooks."
"Hank cheek and race," said Mr. I'p
And the silence which fell caused the
parrot iu the corner to awaken and
murmur. "Ilully gee.'-Cluclnnail
Some bir.'.s of a feather were Hoi king to-g.-tlii
When a man with n gnu knocked them
And no v nil the day of n gmxl matinee
Von n.n.v n th. in in Susie's new hut.
An Itiinecemiiry Qurnllon,
Iioler Are you troubled with the
Moler (III agoiiyl-flrent Caesar! Ild
you ever know a person to have tooth
ache without being troubled with it?
Judy. XVrll Nxtiif l.
"Have you liny objection to telling
mc why you fellows call your fat men's
dub the' Liberals V "
Certainly not. It's no secret. We
tall It that because no narrow person
can belong."-Cincinnati Knqulrer.
A Marked Copy.
"He's the very picture of yoll, sir!"
cried the delighted nurse, dam-lng the
fitst edition smartly up and down; "a
.i i-ttot Imago of you, sir. even to Ihe
little s'lir on his chin do joii notice
the little siiir on Ills chin ."
The editor of the Jajvllle Clarinet
laid a linger thoughtfully Hmii his
"We will consider him, then," he
said, in a grave, professional tone, "as
linn ked copy."-Pittsburg Leader.
An A ne of I'roiri'm.
,tr (itv Wavs-Have you heard of
(l ose horseless carriiigis down lu New
Farmer - No. but I lave heard of the
(uwli ss milk ilwn tlinr.
A Ilreii'lfiil I'llemmn.
"To save toe I can't tell which Jones
gi: I want to tnariy "
"U hat is Ihe trouble'?"
i -line makes sinii ilellciou strawber
ry sin. rli like, but ti e other one looks so
lively on I., r wheel." - Detroit Free
f n tin r W ritir.
They hii Unit he "!"' Mr tlie piipers
Vl.i -ii IC l-lk lll.ltM'oi. ,
die ili. I wilhout doiil.t;
Ilia sill s. ll. 11-11 wio
And nl ref-d v.n
- Allan. a ('..ii-nni'i
I v ant to renew.")
Spins I low did j oil client manage to
g.-t out of tli.it charge of burglary?
So. ratoi.i-i He proved u alibi,
si.at.-. But It was shown he was
S.icrat. mts -Yes. I nit he swore that
Winn he eouiiiiiti.il the crime he us
not himself.-Pittsburg New.
Ctrsr I noilti.
-I (car tne! Whatever Induced you
to glvp yiiir tub' such a name aa
"That's the min e of my hiisliid's
ohb st brother, who is rich aniar-rled."-Cleveland
The Temptation. 1
"Wlmterer Induced you to marry m',
ntiyway. If I nm o distasteful to you':''
he asked, fiercely.
"I think It was the advertisement,"
' The w hat''"
"The advertisements. The househol
lat'L'aiiis, joii know. I thought It
would I i so lovely to go to the depart
ment stor.s aud buy Icepicks for U
rents, nal Scent dlpii't for only 1
cent and all thnt sort of thing. Of
is'iitsi. I had no use for that kind of
stuff as long as I remained sitijjlo,"
II if l'luy bit Words.
i ' '
"What are you nt iu here sir?"
"Madam, 1 am at your sonic
New York Journal.
A lit pill hcsl
Strang. (In New York! -Why Is It
the city authorities won't penult you
to play cxcipt detwecn the hours of It
o'clock lu the morning and 7 o'clock In
Organ lirlnder-I noltn know. May
be zo Cruelty to Children socletil
afraid:! we overwork munk.-Ncw York
1 lie Khniiintlo Harhrtor.
"I wonder." said the fat!- haired maid.
"If there will be any more love when
woman Is the acknowledged peer of
man lu Intellect?
"What." askisl the rheumatic bache
lor, "has love got to do with Inlcllocf C
Juat Ihe Krrtmi..
"Mister," said the haggard man, look
ing over the fetiee, "I'm that hungry
that 1 would be glad If you would gim
me a turnip."
Hut the cold Jlcartisl farmer gave him
a turn-down. Cincinnati Fnqulrcr.
She I'm thinking of riding the
wlnsi. I'o you supiMiM It would hold
me Up to ridicule?
" He- uh. no.
"pon't you. really?"
"Well, possibly 1 ought not to ven
ture au opinion, but it doesn't seem to
lue Ihat the wheels they sell now are
very strong."- I'etrolt Journal.
A Man of Tut-la.
Mr. iMikiine-Young Mr. Iloinewood
Is about as small a man as you'll find
In a day's Journey.
Mr. Caswell - So?
"Yes, sir. He can give editor point
ou how to run newspapers."
"Pooh! F.very man In the city can
"Hut llomcwiNid also knows how to
run a hotel and a railroad and beside
he can tie Ids own four -In-hand scurf."1
Tattered X. Torn - Say, Willie, do
you link whisky Improves wid age?
Weary Willie Sure! le older I get
de better I like It.-Fp to Pate.
She--Io you ever expect to achieve
He-You nre the only one who can
First Legislator-Well, did the presi
dent of the trust promise to put you
on the ground floor?
Second Legislator-In a manner ho
did. He said that If he ever caught mu
In bis otllif again he would throw me
downstairs.- Cincinnati Fuqulrer.
She-Why Is It, w hen physician are
111, they never attend to their own
He-1 don't know, but I should say It
wns lss-ause they can't charge them
solve anything for It.- Boston Trav
eler. II mM from Him,
"Have you beard from your uncle
who went to Africa a a missionary?"
"Oli, yes! A friend sent me the
menu."- ITIegende Blnotter.
Clerk-Sir, I've Joined the church.
Crocer-Hlght glad to hear It; I've
been a member for Home years; It' a
splendid thing and
"Ye, sir; nnd will you get orne other
clerk to sell those spice now?" Adam
A Domestic Diplomat.
All our diplomats are not ln tit
diplomatic service, by a lone I'ot. A
north s.lc man w ho is fitting out a new
resldetue has experienced considerable
trouble lu curbing the expensive taste
of hit wife.
"My dear," he said the other night,
"how do you stand on the present war
"I nm against the bhsslthlrsty Turk
every time!" she rcpllisl with ih-clslon.
"You wouldn't do anything, Hum, to
encourage the Turk lu liny way,
woil'd you?" he eoiil'liutsl.
"I shisild suy not."
"That's what I thought," he uld,
"so I countermanded your order for
Turk'ii nigs for tlie hallway and or-d.-rel
some Japanese matting." Chi
cago Times -Herald.
Wantril a Tip.
He -F.r-the torle your father tell
iibout the things he la out West, you
lie- ught I to laugh at their Improb
ability and make him think that I am
smart or ought I to pretend that I ba
liert theuiT-CloiiunaU Enquirer.
ONE MAN AND A MOB.
And III Only Wc-spon W it FI'tit
This Is a story of how one man did '
w hat a sheriff, poll, e foioo, ( III., lis and -lire
department failed to do. Fuaruied, I
save for a silver spoon, and unussist
t d, he dispersed a diood thirsty moli
bent ou murder and arson.
It was during the Chinese riots In J
1 louver In the year 1n, the bloodiest .
In Its history. Au angry mob filled the j
street and made the air blue with lis !
in ii t tori lies.
When llilnus had reached this stage
a gigantic i-owlmy lu a red ilaunel shirt
tlrove Into the i lowd wav Ing his laiint
over his head and shouting, "Let's
bum the rats out of their holes." This
was all sutlhieiit to Inrbiine the crowd
to violence and to the Chinese quarter
of the town they went.
There were probably ."iii Chinamen
and Chinese women huddled together
lii ii lot of dens covering an area of half
n block. The different itpit rluielits were
connected by narrow secret passages.
These were typical dens of Chinese
vice ami crime, and the fumes of
opium filled the air for a block away.
It was a plague sist, and a niemice to
every self rcspivt Ing citizen. As the,
otllcers of the law fattened on It Its
tlcnlKciis remained unmolested.
To this place the mob ruslnsl howl
ing and crying for the "rats" to be
SiMin they were beyond the i-outrol of
the polhv. and the chief appealed to the
sheriff. Throe hundred citizen were
sworn In and armed with revolvers and
Winchester. The sheriff Hied to ills
perse the crowd by threats, persuasion
aud by reading Ihe riot act. but they
only hissed and hooted.
The Chinamen iHirrlcadisl their
doors, and not a sound came from with
in save the occasional cry of a woman.
'I'he mob fired at the doors and the
sheriff threatened to tire Into the
crowd, but a dozen Winchesters weie
pointed In his face and he subsided.
Finally some one set fire to the old
frame buildings and lu n moment the
entire Chinese quarter was lu flame.
The mob. maddened by the sight,
yelled and howled. They made a rush
on the doors ami with some heavy lum
ber broke I hem III and rushed through.
There were a few shots, a few cries,
ami a few supplications.
They shot down the men as they
rushed from the burning buildings, ami
then dragged them out by Ihe queues.
They picked the little Chinese women
up In their arms and carried them out.
Quantities of silverware, cigars, liquor
and opium were found and conllscaled
by the rioters. What they could not
carry away with them was scattered
on the sidewalks.
The fire department came and turned
the water on the crowd, but sonic one
cut the hose and destroyed Its useful
ness for extinguishing the llames and
the ardor of the mob.
The plaintive eii'-s of the women and
children were distinctly heard by the
armed otllcers of thc law, but they
; Mood paralyzed and did nothing.
The b was drinking lliclr till of
bl.MHl and whisky, carrying home ih h
booty, or the shapely little Chlmsc wo
men, when four men came out of the
building, dragging a Chliiamaii by Ihe
queue. Cries of "slnsit him! went up
from Ihe Ihroals of a hundred men,
when a man. cinitless and hatless,
rushed Into the midst of the rioters.
"You cowardly dogs!" he roared.
with a voice that resounded faralio.e
: the yells and din of Ihe crowd, lie
reached Into his hip pocket - but, no - it
! was empty. He saw something glls
tenlng lu the firelight nt Ids feet ami
: picked It IIP unnoticed. He put It Into
his hip pockol and dashed up to the
j four men. Pulling it from his pocket
, he faced III "Cel out of here, joii
I 1 op I will kill every coward
of you!" said he, waving it in their
faces. The men sdsid back aghast.
j "I'll kill the first that lays
' a linger on another Chinaman. Now-
got, every eowaril or yon.
He still waved hi hand high lu
air. and It contents glistened iu
"If Jim Moon," said one. No soon
er had the crowd n gnl.ed him than
they threw down their weapons and
inn.leavlnglilui standing aliuie against
a background of burning buildings and
cowering Cliluai I, still waving his
hand and the silver sistoii-for II was
only n spism- over his head.
When the otllcers of the law came
out of their trance they realized that
the blood thirsty mob had been scat
tered by one mail with nu ounce of de
termination ami a sliver smioii.
J I in then threw down his Improvised
pistol, had a hearty laugh nt the lire
dcnrlmeiit ami isillce, then went up
town and took a drink.
Hnioke a a Prescrv r of llei ltl-.
Fogs are said to have a very bene
fielnl effect oil the health of districts
where they are pervnleitt, as they lire
great purifiers of the atmosphere, ami
even the sulphur which makes the
Loudon fog so pungent nnd Irritating.
Is credited with effis-tlng quite all ap
preciable limitation of prevalent Infec
tious discuses. Prof. Mniir Is now of
the opinion that smoke may be turned
Into a hygienic ally, and, under some
circumstances, be made capable of
preserving Ihe health to a degree little
imagined. The dust collected from tin
smoke of some Liege furnaces burning
coal raised from the nelgliborln,'
mines, prisllices, when dissolved In
hydrochloric acid, a solution from
which considerable quantities of nr
seiilc nud several other metallic salts
may be precipitated. H Is now siis
peeled that Ibis breathing of arsenic
and other minerals In a finely divided
slate mny iiccoiiut for thc singular
Immunity from epidemic enjoyed by
certain Industrial districts, such as
thnt of St. F.tlenne, nnd medi.-al au
thoiitli s In those regions and elsew here
lire lisk.nl to throw Upon tlie subject
what light tiny can. It Is suggested
that the ventllaling effect of the nil
morons chimneys lu Iron making and
other Industrial centers has Its due
share In constantly driving off the vltl
aled air and replacing It by fresh ipinn
titles of pure air. It was not. si Hint
when isstlleiice wns raging In the Fu
gllsh town of Clifton, au elevated and
apparently saludrloii residential d.s
trlct, It Inhabltaiil migrated to a low-
lying aud murky parish lu the adjacent
town of Bristol, where the air wa
black froin the smoke of numerous
chimneys, while the mortality was
lower than that of the fashionable
I tjuQii-r overlooking It
v. I I I
Treatment. Just as the liiiitiuent of
hc piijslclan uiiiM l- r gtiuttcd by tlie
.i.aiacicr of the patient, so must tllf
I', rent methods of treatment be ui-d In
itl -tupts hi f.wterlng Ihe religious de
velopment. Ir. ). S. Jordan, Fulta
ruin, Oakland, t al.
Purpose In I Ife. We must luive a
distinct purpose lu living and we can
not put that putpo-e too hihh. A mini
inly Is- niiii s what he maki-s himself,
aud we r.irely iva.il the goal without
iVIt-llg every i-llergy. - Bishop Whlfc
laker, llplsc.valhiii. Philadelphia. Pa.
Punishment, tod has said tJiat a
si!iv!y i'.s we d e In a t.tate of sin we
shall be n.u.b jntiisl to eternal punish
ment. Th's al. .ne Is . n. .u.ii to make
.mc shudder, and, tin tvf.re, many re
ject the words, allowing fiMir to blind
their reason Ucv. M. Otis, Catludic,
Sa-.i Francisco, Cal.
lMiiy. The climax of a lnuniin ciinsr
Is rc.i. In. 1 not necessarily wlwi what
the wo'id calls silist-ss isillics, but
when, lu the pri-seiice of probable d.
feiit -in.l surrender, the resolve Is iiiii.I.i
to waiK alone, If misl be, ii lu! do one'
duty. Hov. F. A. I.lnkeley, Lutheran,
War.- W ar In terrible from any stiuul.
point, and w hen curried tun for tlie per
sonal gratification of pride or avaxlco
lu thc whole catalogue of htiinan
crliniK there Is none dla.-kcr. But there
are times w luni war Is gnind ami w hen
leul s rji net lull rests lisiu It.--Ucv. S.
ti. Wclskotteu, LutJienin, Hris.klyn,
luty of Life- To do gmsl to other,
to relieve suffering, to nurse the lck,
to save young lives by education, and
all similar efforts carry their reward
with thorn, and may Is practiced for
the pint' enjoytiwiit which they afford;
then Ibey are defensible ou rational
grounds.-Itcv. i. liolthcll, Hebrew,
New York lily.
The BiNik of Hooks. - I lull i upon the
old IsNili, and I t-hallenge thorn who
doubt Its woiils to show mc where It
HonU are wrong. The word Is right.
Interpret It ns you may. It I tlod'a
word, un.iiangetibU, uiiiiltcntdlc. It 1
his work, and sluill stand from ever
lasting until everlasting, dev. Wllluiltl
Itanway. MelhiNllxl. Phlltidelphln, Pa.
Sens... Our UnIIIj' sense are iJn
nles on which character turns to and
fro. A man with no sense Is a man
!thout sense, actual or sh1Iio. KVtcn
innii w ill Is- Judgisl by what his eye
saw or refiisisl to sis; by what hi ear
heard or rvfusisl to hour; by flint 111
sense did or refused to do. -Iter. (1. I).
Botulinum, Baptist, Philadelphia, Piu
The Old and the Xew.-There lui al
ways hi-cn change and evolulliui in re
ligion and religious t-.nies. Nothing
can remain stationary. The old wine
skins must allow the new to have a
place lu the preservation and dUirlbu
Hon of the wine of life. All that Is true,
In the old endures. Truth cannot die.
FalsehiMsl, m bother old or now, cannot
die tisi siMin.- Kev, II. T. Khiiard. Cn
gregationallst, San FranclMM, Cal.
(Jisl s Ulvlng.-- (iisl Is the simrce of
giMsl. His nature Is to give. Oulis.ur
Ing. bivstowing, making better atul more
bless4il - Hint Is the way love, hi be
ing, expresses M.sclf. And he let the
only Hoiirce of gissl. Fvery gift Uint
Is worth having, every tnie Joy, every
uplift Ing Inttueiice, every helpful pos
session Is ours, not through our earn
ing, but from his giving.-llev. C. A.
Millar, Lutheran, New York City.
CHANGING PLATES IN DAYLIGHT.
Hail In M tilt h lb Amateur I'holog
rnp'nr Can Work.
A splendid new nccmsory for amateur
photographers Is a Img for changing
plates In briNid daylight, which allow
the operator to tc what he 1 doing.
The tli y plati-s ami pkite holder are
first placed within tlie bug, the rye
piece Is then adjusted around the face,
and by unfastening a billion part of the
black material composing the Img la
lappitl over, revcollng a double layer of
tv. I trnnsliKsiit material, which admit
light enough to s by, but ke.M out
l IIAM.1SO ri.ATtt I IIATMollT.
the white ray alisolutely. Sims? thl
bag can Is- fol.bsl into a very sunaJl
smce It Is a great convenience to carry
along, partJinlaiiy when traveling.
Wise In Ills Oenerallt n.
A certain Paris photographer never
says ton certain lady customer: ".Now,
look pleasant, madam, ir ymi please."
He know a formula infinitely better
than that, lu the most natural manner
In the world he remark: "It la un
necessary to ask madam to look pleas
ant: she could not look otherwise."
i In n click goes the camera, nnd the re
sult is never lu doubt.- London Morn-In.'-
An Abaitnl Project.
"Colonel, we are Intending to erect an
artistic drinking phu-e In the center ot
the park, nnd thought ierhnp you
might subscribe a small "
"The project Is sheer nonsense, sir.
Iio you Imagine fo' an Instant that the
city will grant a license?" Indianapo
A Low Trick.
lirs-t Student-How did It happen
that you falhsl again?
Second Student-Why, that wretched
examiner nskod me the same question
that I could not answer last year. TIU
A man never know how man)
friends he has until he conic hoint
from a successful Bailing trip.
u fuad. Aj uub gad I would