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8 IBM WILLIAM MURRAY GBAYUUW.
(Copyright, 1X0, by William Hurray Croy
,The Hrltlsb steamship empress.
bound from Acliln to l'euaug, was lol-
lojnly plowing urr way along the Achl
nese coast. Iu the far distance, scarce
lyTvlslble to the linked eye, the port of
Uala was a dusky blur between yellow
Mind and blue water. There the vessel
yrM to touch briefly, and then she
would veer around nud strike across
'"Ithl strait of Malacca to her destina
It was a clorlous day in July, an hour
after breakfast, and as yet the sun's
stirays were tempered wmi some ucg.ee
oifofiinoderatlon. Of the fifty odd pas
scatters the greater part were on deck,
strolling and chatting under the wel
(jpome suauc 01 wie awning". iuw
-Trletl costumes, contrasting with the at
'Jl. ,1 .t ....I 1-....1I..I. n,nll II ,1.1
lirV H U1C llillHU llllll lllh"nl ......
the uniforms of the ship's olllcers,
made a pretty picture of color. The
Kninri'ss carried a valuable cargo. In-
I-FX1...1I.... .. ...... ul,1....,.l.1., cinti nt muniiv
laUUlU, II LUiinim-iiiuiv; niiin .
Id? colli. Occupying a sheltered spot
near the bridge was a passenger to
Avbom liberty of movement whs denied
namely, a beautiful, full grown Su
rnntrnu panther, who chafed and sulk
ed lu n stout wooden cage.
.The beast had been purchased for a
offsong at Achln, and Its present owner
iBtfns lion- other than Matthew ijiiin.
oilllb had been traveling about In the
southeast for several months, making
frequent shipments of animals to his
firm, and was now on his way to I'e-
jfnang. where he Intended to remain for
Kfortnight. lie was leaning against
tnc ran. eoiiser.-uug .puouy nun v-ni
tain Hunter and pulling at the black
ened pipe that was his Inseparable
'companion, Many a glance of curiosity
iftld admiration wab leveled at him, for
It? had become generally known that
the wiry little man In white linen was
ICnrl Hamrach A: C'o.'s famous agent,
fcmliliwilv n snlnsh and a veil wore
tWtl 1 I l.. .1 (wttut. ...ll.lllllOt.Ol
lltTUIII' I iiiiii i-u n iii-..j vu...
among the passengers. Then nrosp
that ominous cry so fraught with ter
ror at sea. "Man overboard!" The
luckless fellow was one of the native
PJSh'w who had lost his balance while
1 leaning over the rail to fill a water
tiucket He was already off the ves-
WbcI's stern, and from his feeble strug
gles it appeared that he was either un
able to swim or was helpless with fear.
It's Salak. the Malay!" oM'lniined
Captain Hunter as he made a frantic
tMRcsture to the steersman on the bridge.
JI'oor devil, I'm afraid we'll lose him.
Not if I can save hlni," said Quln.
iil.owcr a boat at once."
"Stop! I forbid It. Don't risk your
life I" cried the captain.
The warning came too late. Quln
had swiftly divested himself of his
Jacket and kicked olT his grass slip
pers, iicioie a nana couiii no mien 10
stop lilm he had leaped to the rail and
plunged head first Into the sea, lie
ftivn tn tlin Miit-ftipii fitnl stropl' nut v!r.
Soroiisly, at first sheering away from
Mtlie ship's side; then he altered his
course, ami a sunn swim urougni mm
within reach of the Malay, who was
still atloat, but nearly exhausted. Quln
possessed a fair knowledge of the na
tive tongue, and, clutching the man by
bis greasy black hair, he shouted at
til in llorccly
Don't struggle, Salak. Don't take
hold of me. lie brave anil keep cool.
Can't you swimV"
"Like a llsh, sahib," was the faint re
ply, "but I struck my head when I fell,
and I am weak with terror of the
The bharks! The bare mention of
them gave Quln a creepy sensation
down his back. lie had forgotten when
he leapeil Impulsively Into the sea that
these ravenous monsters Infos ted the
strait of Malacca. He glanced appre
hensively around hlni anil waved one
hand eagerly toward the Ihnpress. She
had fortunately been moving slowly
nil had now almost stopped.
I.oud shouts rang over the water. A
boat was lowered from the limits, and
oiir.iueij dropped Into It. Their drip
plug oars sparkled as they drove the
craft forward lustily. The distance
rapidly lessened from 100 yards to ,'.o.
while Quln and the Malay kept them
selves atloat on the heaving blue swell
and made some little progicss toward
"Will they reach us lu time'" gasped
Yes; thcie seem to bo no sharks
about," Quln said confidently. "An
other uiluute and we shall be safe
ice. they are coming!"
The boat advanced swiftly, cheered
on by n shrill clamor from the steam
er's deck. A dozen yards Intervened -eight
-six. Then the Malay gave a
terrified scream, and Quln glanced he
hind ti I in to sec the black fin of a
shark cutting the water within "o feet
Splash. Salak!" he cried. "Kick and
plash! We may scare thu brute off!"
It was n poor chance, but they tnadi
tho most of It, churning the water lg
ously with arms anil legs. The black
flu came on steadily, and the men In
the boat, comprehending the situation
redoubled their efforts to win the race
"Faster, faster!" Quln shouted
One moment of terrible peril, ol
heartrending doubt. Then the boat
nwung alongside, and Just In tinn
strong hands seized Quln and Salak
ind hnuUd them Into safety. Tin
Shark's open Jaws closed with sunt
on the empty air lie wheeled sudden
ly around. Hashing his white belly, ami
dived Into the blue depths. Cheer aft
fr cheer rse from the passengers and
jbrew of the Ktnpress.
halak regained his strength a tie
Lreath while thu boat made Its wa-
.back to the ship, and he kept his d '
yes fixed on Quln, When he reached
the deck, he threw himself dramatical
ly at the feet of hi gallant rescuer.
lou are my preserver! You saved
ly 1 fe ho exclaimed. "A Malay
ever forgets, sahib!"
Quiu did not want any gratitude. His
ole Idea at the present was to get Into
Iry clothing. So ho hurried below.
pressing bashfully through tho enthusi
astic passengers aud avoiding even
Captain Hunter's greeting. He was
not teen again until lunch time, when
be entered the saloon and chose a seat
at a ipjtct corner Meanwhile Salak had
quite recovered and was attending to
bis duties as usual.
An hour later the port of Uala was
reached, nr.d here there was u consid
erable delay. A quantity of cargo and
II native passengers were taken on
board, and It was nearly -1 o'clock In
the afternoon when the Empress
steamed out of the harbor and headed
across the stialt toward Peiiang.
The new arrivals were all Achlnese,
why, sparely clad men, with the typ
ical forbidding cast of features. They
were not t-ontlueil to any partlculat
part of the vessel a precaution that
wa geuei nil; observed In such cases
bnt were allowed the freedom of the
deck. Th', wandered about with bland
n lit I childlike curiosity, though It might
hint' been noticed by a keen observe:
that firm lime to time, whenever the
opportunity olleied. they exchanged
slgnllicaut planers with Salak, the Ma
lay. Mr. Monzlos. the chief engineer,
ventured to give the captain a warning
"Don't you think you are trustlus
those fellows a bit too much?" he said.
"An Achlnese Is always a treacherous
beggar that's been my experience."
"Oh, It's nil right." Captain Hunter
replied cnrelessly. "They are not as
blnck as they're paluted. I make a
point of being Indulgent to them, and
they like me the better for It."
"A serpent." observed Mr. Mcnzles,
oiariilarly. "will sting the hand that
fondles It." and with a grunt of dlsnp
p oval he went off to his duties.
Quin did not overhear the above con
w'sntlon. nor did he concern himself
iboilt the Achlnese. for whom ho felt
inly contempt. He smoked n pipe on
the brlile with the mate and the
steersman, and at 5 o'clock he went
down to his cabin. The day had been
very hut. and his eyes were heavy and
drowsy yielding to the Inclination, he
sti etched himself on his berth and was
quickly sound asleep.
The clang of the illuner gong roused
him with a start. He sat up and look
ed at his watch. The time was U;0.",
Then he noticed that his cabin door
was open several Inches. He was sure
that he hud closed It tightly, and the
circumstance made him feel vaguely
uneasy. An Instant later he knew that
some intruder had entered while he
slept, for he discovered lying at the
font of his berth a coat of finely woven
ehnln mall. Attached to It was u bit of
coarse paper on which the following
message was scrawled In the Malay
"Sahib, put this on, but say no word
lo any man If you value your life."
Quln examined the coat of mail nud
slowly translated tho writing again.
He could not make up his mind wheth
er he was the victim of a practical Joke
or whether the warning was Intended
seriously. He thrust his bend Into the
corridor, but no person was In sight.
Most of the passengers had been on
deck when the dinner gong sounded.
Then he glanced carefully about the
cabin and peeped under the berth.
"''an It lie a trick played by some
weakmlnded Individual?" he mutter
ed. "No, I don't think so. My visitor
was undoubtedly Salak. He left the
coat of mail here and wrote the warn
ing. I can't understand his motive. Of
course It would be natural for him to
warn me If 1 was lu any danger, since
I saved his life this morning. Hut
what peril can threaten? By .love, I
havell! Those rascally Achlnese! They
have plotted to seize the ship, and the
Mala Is a confederate. That Is the
mii-l leasouable explanation and the
(,m In elided the sentence with a short
"I am a foul to get such an Idea Into
my head." lie rellectcd. "It Is absurd
nonsense-folly! Would II beggarly
Achlnese without firearms try to seize
a vessel whose olllcers, crew and pas
sengers run well toward a hundred?
Of course not. I am on the wrong
I!ut the next Instant he was serious
again The facts admitted of no con
tradlcliou II e before him were tin
coat of mall and the warning inessni..'
umloubleilly placed on his bed while In
slept by S.ilak. the Malay. He remem
bered thai the Achlnese were the most
crafty aud daring of all the Inhabitants
of the Straits Settlements and that
they virtually had the freedom of tin
ship. With Salak to assist them, h
watching for a favorable opportunity,
they might Indeed become masters of
the llmpi'oxs. Hut they could sticccci!
only by wilding tluougli human blood
by glutting themselves with slaughter
"There's a devilish plan afoot, pre
posteroiiN ns It serins." Quln decided
"I'll lake no risk. I'm own rued Is fore
armed, and I'll put the 4itlou before
t'aptaln Hunter wlihni delay. Then
will be time i iiueuh in prepare secret
ly for the attack, since the rascals arc
not likely to make any move until late
lu the evening. As for this coward'i
He picked up the coat of mall con
temptuonsly. but he did not put II
down again. Reluctantly and with ti
chafing sense of shame he girded b
nbout his chest, buttoning his Jncket
tightly over It. Ills tevolver. which h
kept constantly loaded, was on a shell
over the washing stand. He thrust ll
Into' n side pocket without cxnmlnlnc
It, never dreaming that It might hnv
been tampered with. Nor did It occui
to him. as he left the cabin with n wd
feigned appearance of unconcern, thin
the Malay's warning perhaps Indlcatec
the bursting of the storm within a
short space of time. Under the clr
utustances these errors wero excusa
ble even for n man of his experience
Dinner was partly over, nnd tho bril
liantly lighted saloon was filled with the
hum of voices when Quln entered. He
passed along, nodding In responso to a
few greetings, and 'took his accustom-
d sent. Not wishing to cause general
llarm. which he feared would pre-,-lpltate
the attack, he concluded to
rait until he could find an opportunity
(f siH-aklug to the captain alone. He
lite ami drank sparlugly, feeling very
uncomfortable In his coat of mall. The
iwsseugers, on the contrary, were lu
the highest of spirits. They laughed
tud chatted, exchanged Jests across
the tables aud made wagers as to the
time the vessel would arrive at Pa
nang. They were of various nationali
ties. Including many merchants of
Dutch extraction, and the different
tongues made a confusing Jargon of
Quln was heartily lad when tho des
.crt came on. which was the signal for.
a number of the passengers to leave.
The remainder did uot lluger long
Tin y rose from the table In groups and
trt-auied op the passage lo Hie main
Jetk, where they dispersed tneinscires
about to en'ov the evening tin i tie
i-nptniti and iTiicf engineer, whose seats
weie near the exit, lingered after the
rest had gone. They broke off their
conversation as Quln approached and
exhibited some surprise at sight of hl
grave and troubled countenance.
"Keeling bad after your plucky per
formance this morning?" tho captain
"No, not a bit," Quln replied. "1 wish
that was all. The fact Is, Captain Hunt
er, that 1 whh to speak to you on a
very serious matter. It hnd better be
"Something serious, eh? Can't you
tell It in front of Menxles?"
"I can, since It concerns both of yon."
Quln said. "1 duii'l want lu alarm iu
needlessly, but a short tiivo ago. wl en
1 woke upnftei a sholt slcep"
to hk co.vri.sTi:!).
During a high wind one summer day
Q young oriole was thrown from Its
nest to the ground. It was picked up
by kind bauds ami kept In the house
till the Htm in was over nnd then placed
on the roof of the piazza. A watch
was kept behind the closed blinds of a
window near by to note proceedings
on the part of the parent birds. They
In the ineantlnie had seen the little one
borne away and had followed It to the
house, nnd, ns It was kept near, tho
rpen window. Its cries hnd apprised
them of Its wheicabouts. They soon
enme to It on the roof and hotcrcd
nbout It. doing much talking and con
riually they alighted near the tittle
one. mid the female sllppl her wing
under It and seemed to -.irge some
course of acting upon the male, who
fidgeted nbout coming to the little one,
spreading Ids wings over It, then Hy
ing to a tree, when the female followed
lilm and brought him back ami again
sllpP'-d n w ing under the little one.
I'b :ill In seemed lo understand or
to get his ncno under control, nnd,
sllppni" Ins own wing under, togelhel
the nr nle n soil of cradle for the bird
ling ii' d. ..i. h Hupping Its free wing,
the Hew i i the tree, bearing It to a
pla.'c of i-.il'i ly among the branches,
whole II . .is lost sight of. I'.oston
Christian lieglsti i
Tri'ittiiicnt I'nr Sprain.
The pi evidence of sprains and strains
owing to ihe Indulgence In athletic
exeiclses of all kinds moves nn au
thority on the tieattneut of these pain
ful nccldents to say:
A Utile common sense treatment is
often all that Is needed when the strain
Is at ankle or wrist nnd without com
plications. It will swell very nlarmlng
ly :il llisl and gradually develop a
frightful looking bruise, but from the
first It should have complete rest nnd
a treatment of hot nud cold douches,
the hot being used nt first, when the
swelling Is painful, aud the cold later
on, as a sort of tonic to the relaxed
muscles. The hot must be very hot
and the cold ory cold, as the tepid
water does harm rather than good.
I'or the lirst day of a Htralu, when
all the wrenched cartilages uuil mus
cles are aching, great relief Is found In
a poultice of egg and salt. To make It,
hull the white of an egg till light, but
not stiff. Stir iu gradually a cup and
a half of salt, or more If needed, to
make a thick, pastelike Icing. Spread
this on a cloth aud bandage In place.
Cover all with oil silk or a thick bath
towel to protect the sheets, since the
egg leaks out continually. After this
has relieved the soreness begin with
hot water fomentations and wear a
light, firm bandage, except at night.
A I'liie DUlliictlon.
A young down town drug clerk who
had heard the stniy of the colored wo
man who had asked for llesh colored
court plaster auiLwiis given black by
the nbsei'Milit dealer stored the incl
dent away iu his mental dust box aud
decided to use It at the Hist opportu
nity He had not long to wait, for a
lew nights ago a comely colored girl
stepped Into the store where he was
employed. "Ah wants some cou't plas
ter." kIio said.
"What color?" Inquired the clerk,
w lib alTectcd nonchalance.
riosh eiillah. sab."
Trembling In his shoes aud keeping
within easy reach of a heavy pestle,
the eli-rk handed the woman a box of
black court plaster, aud he was sur
prised at the time that the situation nf
foided so little humor. The woman
opened the box with a deliberation that
was ominous, but she was unrullled
when she noted the color of the eon
"Ah guess yo1 inns' a-mlsiinilerstood
inn ti ordah Ah asked fob flesh cullah.
and yo' done give me skin cullah."
The drug clerk Is still u little dazed
from the encounter, nud he has lirinly
resolved to subject every Joke to rigid
laboratory test hereafter before using
- 1'lttsburg News.
ojlil I ii It ! Ciiiiri'r Cur-.
Tuke the common sheep sorrel which
grows lu your yard and which children
eat because of Its sourness, mush It up
Into a pulp In some vessel that will
save all the Juici that would utherwUe
be lost, thill put It Into a bag lli'd
squeeze out nil the Julco on to n pew
ter plate to get Home of the acid from
the metal, then put this out In tho
sun and let It diy until about us thick
as tar. then put in tight Iwttle. If the
sklu Is uot luokeii, put a drop of chlo
I lib of nit ii -li or lye on It to break the
skin and ihen npply tho sorrel on the
cancer. Just covering It with n thin
coat. If the sorrel gets too thick, a
little water will make it so that It can
The pain w III be severe, but It Is oth
erwise harmless. It will stop hurting
In a few hours. Keep up these appli
cations, one every day. until the cancer
can !' lifted out without pain. It took
four days in my cho. The sorrel will
cook the cancer, but It does not eat it
as it docs the llesh. hence It eats all
the Heh uway nnd lets tho cancer
loose. When you sec the cancer, put
the son el on it and not on the llesh.
When the cancer Is out. heal the sore
with any kind of healing olutineut.-J.
A. Wnvlaml In Apjienl to Iteason.
'I'lir I'lrLle TlirniuMiirlrr.
"Here, young mail." said the old lady,
with Hre lu her eye. "I've brung back
this ilieroioiiieter you sold me."
"Wlml's the matter with It?" asked
It ii'm t reliable One time yon look
at It t v.xs one thing and the next
ti.oc it suis anoii'T"- Catholic Stand
ard and I lines.
ZEli WAS IN A HOLE.
HE WENT AI-TER WHISKY AND FOUND
A DIG DEAR.
Thr (Hit l'o.sliei lltmtrr Telia I ItMT II
Clliilp In I'llnn Tlinl lit. IHm rloon! n
Most Wiimlrrriil Intrrrnt In Xouh
nnil the AiiliunU In (lie Ark.
(Copyright. 1K, If C D. Lewis.
"Jest befo' the revenue fellers cap
tured the last moonshine still around
yerc," said tho old possum hunter of
Tennessee, "we had fo'tcen kegs of
whisky lu the shaft of an old Iron
mine on the side of the mounting.
That shaft was 'JO feet deep aud grown
nbout by bushes. Arter the whisky
had staid thar over two years It was
planned fur me to take It out and sell
It nnd divide up the money. Tho old
woman knew of tho plant, but I wasn't
goln to say nuthlii 'bout my gettln the
kegs out. She was reckonln nil nlong
that some one else would do that. One
nrternoou 1 drlv tho mule nnd cart ns
nigh the place us I could, and along
'bout two hours nrter ulghtfnll I tnys
to the old woman:
"If yo' don't consider to object, 1
reckon I'll go over nnd see Dan Skin
ner this evenln. Dnu Is feelln peckish
nnd lonesome, nnd likely we'll hev a
game of checkers to brighten lilm up.'
" 'Hut I do object,' she says. 'I was
reckonln to slug sonic hymns tonight
THE Ii At) WAS THAU.
while yo' placd the fiddle. I nlso
want to talk to yo' 'bout Noer and his
"I've gm a Mae thumb nnd can't
lldole. and, as fur Noer, ho will ketp
till some other time. Nuthlu riishlu
"Willi that she turns on me nnd
looks me sipiar lu the face, and nrter
l tullill she says:
"'Zeb While, don't yo' go to foollu
with Noer nnd his ark or mmthln pow
erful bad will come out of It. Dan
Skinner ma feel peckish, or he may
be dyln. but what we wants to know Is
how all them critters found their way
Into the ink. How did it happou that
the hens didn't eat up the Inter bugs
w hile they was wnilclu together?'
" 'Dunno '
"'Why dldu't the foxes eat all the
"Why didn't the b'nrs eat tho pigs?'
" "Of co'se yo' don't, and that's why
I want yo' to squat right down yere
with me and try and figger It out. I
shan't never be mi! Mini to die till I
find out how the elephants nud bosses
ami cattle managed to git Into that ink
without trend in on the sarpiuts aud
"I seen that her Jaw was sot fur a
row." continued Zeb, "but 1 had sold
Ihat vlilhl;y and must git It out that
night, and so I told her I'd go along
over to Skinner's nud put In the next
Iwo nights with her on Noer. She
looked nt me ng'lu, but didn't sny
nuthlu till I was on the doahslep. Then
she p'lnted her linger at me and said:
"'Co right along, Zeb While, but If
the I.nuil don't dun git yo' Into a
heap of truhhlc over It then I don't
know chestnuts from punklus!'
"I hurried off without snyln anything
back ami l.ulf an hour later was bring
In up the kegs. It was dod rotted biz
ness. I had to slide down u rope, hitch
on lo n keg and then climb up ami
pull the keg arter me. Ought to had
a nigger to help me, but thar wasn't
one nround to trust. I'd got up fo'
kegs nil right and was comln up to
pull the fifth one up when suuthln
happened, .lest as I was uearlii the
top of the hole I heard a growl and
a 'whoof and a big b'ar made it stroke
tit my head with his paw. I was that
durn sheered that I Jest let go nnd
drupped to the bottom of the shaft and
got a Jar that made my bones ache fur
"What they calls the sltuashuii was
this: I was down lu a hole nud u b'ur
was waitln fur me to come up and do
blzuens with lilm. Yo' kin see that the
pesky v.irmlut had all the advantage.
He could smash my skull with one
blow of his pnw ns my head come
within i ouch. I yelled and hollered at
him. thlukln to sheer lilm awny, but he
looked over the edge of Ihe hole at me
nnd growled ami sniffed nud seemed
minded to Mil on top of mo. It wasn't
five nilnlls befo' 1 wished I was home
talkln 'bout Noer, but wlslilu was no
good. I kept quiet fur two or three
hours nud then started to climb up
The b'ar whs thar. He was thar at
midnight tin-t sunrise, nud I'm tellln
yo' that he was 'bar at noon nud at fo'
o'clock In tin- nrternoou. The shaft
wnsnsdo ii-a bone, and 1 was thirsty
'miff to ill ink swamp water. The
way tlilnu - -hi fixed that b'ai could
keep me ii uu thar till I tcrlli.-d.
aud when appeared as If he was
like to do i I felt Hint I hndn'l used
m old w '.m right ami wautisl to
iik her u ' ' '!' 'Houl fo" o'clock,
while I v keepln mighty quiet. I
'icars a i ' - xix't above, and directly
tcrwnm i Iniumn face looks down
on me. It was the old woman's. HUo
drnwed the rojie up beyond my reach
nnd then called down:
" 'Is nnybody down thar vlsltln Dan
Skinner who feels peckish am) wants
to play checkers'
''If yo'll It-iuiuo up, I'll ax yo'r par
don,' soys I.
"'Mebbe that olco belongs to Zeb
" 'She do.'
" 'And mebbe his sore, thumb has got
Hell so that ho kin fiddle?'
" rilie bus.'
" 'Then we'll hev sotno Gddlln and
"And with that she lowers the fiddle
by a string, and us soon ns 1 got tuned
up she began sliigln and kept It up fur
nn hour. Then she culls down:
" 'Zeb, what about Noer and his nrk?'
" 'I'm w lllln to talk,' says 1.
" 'How long will yo' talk?'
" 'All the rest of the fall aud winter,
'reared to me when yo' spoke of It Inst
evenln that 1 didn't keer much 'bout
Noer nnd his nrk, but I'm flndln out
that I take a heap of Interest In 'cm.
I'm wlllln to sit up all night and try to
figger out 'bout the hens nnd tnter
" 'Then mebbe yo'd better come up,'
says she. and she drnps the rope fur
me to climb by. I never felt so glad In
my life as when I got out nnd seen n
dead b'ar thnr. I wanted to gin the
old woman a kiss, but she wnves mo
off and says:
' "Don't yo' be In sleb n hurry, Mr.
White. Arter yo' hev ate nnd drank
and slept, and arter we've put In 'bout
fo' weeks Hggerln on Noer, we'll see
'bout the klssin blzness. Chuck them
kegs back Into tho hole, lond up the
b'ur, and we'll go home.'" M. Quad.
BET ON ALL THREE.
A Ilrllllnnl Scllrme AVI III Wllleli In
lli-iil the Shell Ciaiiir.
When Ilerr Hopf nnd his little blue
pitcher appeared In the corner ex
change, there was quite n crowd.
Among them was n man with three
walnut shells aud a pea.
"I've been losing nt nil the fairs,"
said the shell mail, "but Just to show
my generosity 1 am willing to lose
ngiiiu. I bet tiny man n dollar Hint ho
can't pick out the shell that the pea
Heir Hopf fished a blight silver dol
lar from his pocket.
"I bet otiee too."
The shell man arranged the shells,
nud the Teuton lifted one. Of course
It was empty.
"Venice again, yah!"
There was a quick movement, nnd
Ilerr Hopf saw the pea slide uuder
the shell He lifted that ouc, but It
"Is der u limit?"
"Veil. I bet on each shell."
He placed a dollar on each of tho
"Now. I can't lose."
"Vou are right!" And tho dealer
ngaln in tanged the shells. The Teuton
(ilcked up two empty shells aud found
the pea under the third.
"Vou win:" And the shell man took
In the ," and handed the winner $2.
"I blay vouce ugalu."
Theie was n movement of shells, and
again Hie dealer took In $M aud gave
Ilerr Hopf .'J. Then some one whis
tled, aud the shell man vanished
through the door.
"I lu steady, lie vas blay no more,"
nud even missing the dollars could not
convince Ilerr Hopf that he had uot
Oceu winning. Chicago News.
Chnrartrr Tnlil li I, Ilia.
"Whethei or uot we bellevo In phre
nology, physiognomy nnd kindred sci
ences, theie are some pecullurltles of
featnie that lire quite often Indicative
of certain trulls of character," said an
ol.servanl man. 'Troni no onu fenturo
of the face run the dlsp isltlon be more
accuialely read thnu from thu Hps nud
especially the upper lip. The lower one
is less prophetic.
"A person with n short, sharply
curved upper Up Is nearly always of n
hnppy. lovable disposition. One with n
s'niit but straight upper Up Is npt to be
of u low nidi i' of Intellect nud course In
his tastes. The person with n long,
straight upper Hp Is the one to beware
of. lie has u will like udauiant, Is not
always thoroughly trustworthy. Is apt
to be quni iclsnnic and Jealous and Is
more often thnu uot nn unmitigated
politician. If he Is gifted with n strong
Intellect, he w ill uiuko his mark lu one
way or another; If he Is not, he may
become a harmless person, n parasite
or a scoundrel. The man whose upper
111) protrudes Is apt to be a shrewd
"The person whoso mouth has a dc
elded droop at I lie corners may be a hu
morist, n hypochondrlui; or u poet. The
possessor of n inn nth curved In the
stle uf Cupid's bow Is Indeed happy,
for lu nine cases out of ten ho also
possesses a refilled, (esthetic and yet
practical limine, susceptible to every
beautiful and ennobling Influence."
The tendency of heat lo diffuse Itself
s effected b. radiation, conduction and
niiveetinn Nearly all dull nud daik
substaueis are gooil radiators, while
irlghl, polished sitrfaccM radiate badly.
Some substances conduct heat more
freely than others, sliver among the
metals being the best conductor, and
us a unit of iiiensuremcnt Is taken at
I.iksi. Compaicd with silver as a con
ductor, gold Is HS1, copper SI.1, zinc
'111. (In I-"-', sin I :t!iT and wrought lion
Kill mass, wood, gases, liquids nud
resinous suhstuucoH are bad conduct
ors. Water Is such a poor conductor
that ir heut Is applied to the tiqi It will
boll at the top, while the bottom will
leiualu cold, - Newcastle (I'nglunil)
Wnli-rliut Ihe Can,
"Vi'e notice." snys tile Weatherford
Chronicle, "In an exchange an Hem
about u cow that died from drinking
too much wutcr: 'It Is hoped this will
be n warning to other cows. We have
toted water for a cow ourselves, ami
when, after turnlrg up her noso mid
fciillllng nround as though she didn't
think much of water anyhow and wo
might go to hades with It, she sudden
ly chHiigisI her mind ami swallowed a
bucketful In two gulps nud kept on do
lug so for lu or I. times and called for
more we Just whacked her over the
tend with the empty bucket and hoped
Hint she might '.ust ami blessed her.' "
Unite ii lUi nril.
Houx-M wife's a remarkable wont
nn. She wiilted lo get off u car today,
and she reached right up herself, lull
ed the sirup and slopped It.
Jonx Huh! Uits of women do that.
"Itul she pulled Ihe right strap first
shot mid didn't ring up n single furul"
-I'hllttdelpliln Hi curd.
'I lie .turnipl :lir,
Mrs. Itmwn- Wlmi color ore your lit
tle Ixi ' ?
Mis. II ' e u IHink generally. He's
n tctrihli lighter
Drugs Now Give Way
to Animal Tissue
liven Consumption, lipllcpny nnd
Sonic Popms of liiHtinlty
lire Now Curnblc
A new em In the treatment of certain
diseases i.s nt liniul, The nsuilts niv so
definite nud positive as to command
Immediate recognition from physicians
us well us laymen. In the new treat
ment drugs give way lo nnlinul tissues
In solution. It Is uot administered
through thu stomach but Is Injected Into
the circulatory syslem. Tho lymph
used Is extracted from tho lyniphntlo
glands of live Boats. The goat Is select
ed for tho reason that he Is the hardiest
nud heulthlest of nil animals. Ho cm -not
even bo, inoculated with consump
tion or nileroblc diseases, his highly
vitalized system throwing oil' bacilli
without ellbrt. Then again old ago pro
duces thu least ell'eet on his organs and
tissue nnd degeiieratedlseasesarescldoni
If ever found Inlils luxly. I.lttle marvel
(lien that tho dally Injection of u solu
tion of tho lymphatic glands of the goat
Into n weakened human system puts
resisting itialltlcs Into It mid stimulates
the activity of'cell life, Imth dispelling
disease and putting substance into the
structure. An Interesting proof of the
action of the lymph Is shown by the
fact that old unlmals who have been
treated become active, quicker nud
more ngllo lu their movement. Dis
tinguished physlelnns lu many places
have taken hold of tho new lymph nnd
for the iK'neflt of tho profession there
suits of their experiences lire Mug tali
ulatcd. During three yearn up to Kelt.
Ilrst over nlncK'on hundred cases had
lioen treated in tho United Htntesnlone.
Ol'thls uumiicrTo percent wore so called
Incurable diseases nud 1 1 percent iu the
last stages. The average of their ages
wn.s fill yours. Only two of the mimlier
died although according to tho tallies
of mortality 61! should have died within
tho three years. In view of the percent
uge of Incurables nt least US should have
died. Hut nolo tho astounding results;
the failure ecro but "J per cent, while
liij percent wero greatly hcnctlttcd nnd
(17 per cent wero complete cure. The
cure. Include many consumptives and
many case of rheuiiiutism, paralysis,
epilepsy, mid locomotor ntuxla. Aside
from Ihe marvel that consumption and
paralysis are nt last curative the dis
covery was tnado that certain forms
of Insanity readily yield to It.
Tho positive nud startling results
are profoundly impressing. Ii. It.
Ktublelu M. I), u very prominent
Knstorn expert, who has lieon making
n special study of tho new lymph and
has administered It to hundredsof cases
successfully, lias recently opened a
lymph Institute in Hail Kranclsco
nt lL'i) Kearney St. I'ull Information
containing tabulations nud other re
cords of eases by mail topliysiclaus mid
others Inquiring. Dr. Klablelu lias
promised the records of some interest
ing cures of consumption for these col
umn for future, Issih-s.
In r Their l.ei-r Allvr,
The Chinese hae a curiously cheer
ful way of disposing of their lepers.
The relatives of the alllletcd person
propose in lilm that they bury lilm
alive, mid, such Is the fatalism of the
Chinese, that the victim readily con
sents. An extra elaborate lucnl Is
M-rvcd to lilm In the way of a farewell
banquet, ami then the funeral proces
sion forms, The man who Is nbout to
be Immured under the sod follows Ids
own colllu, and when ho reaches the
grave he takes a dose of Inudauum,
hups Into the box mid settles down for
Dr. Wittenberg, writing on tho sub
ject of leprosy lu China, slates that the
pure nerve form Is the least csiuuion,
In such cases, as Is well known, the pa
tients limy go on for cars. As to the
mixed form. It Is fairly common, but It
Is a difficult matter to estimate the
number of lepers In any given district
The sufferers lend the common life so
long as they v-uialu free from destrilc
the lesions. When these occur to nuy
marked degree, the leper Is cither seg
regaled lu a hut or he Is allowed to
wander about the country, sustaining
life by begging. Dr. Wittenberg re
colds cases of direct contagion from
mother-in-law to daughter-ln-lnw.
Klnic II hrrl'ii I'lne Trrri,
King Humbert took great pride In his
plno grove and uiie day, arriving unex
pectedly, found a forester preparing to
cut down u tree.
"What are you about?" asked the
"This pine Is growing too tall, your
"Would you like It If I ordered your
feet to be cut off been Use you are taller
than your fellows?"
Tho hint was enough nud the tree left
unmolested. -London Telegraph.
A IIiihmcII A MCflllltC,
Lord Ituskcll once presided nt a din
ncr given for Sir Henry Irving on his
return from America. While the din
tier was lu progress Lord llussell sug
gested to Comyns Cnrr that he pro
poso Sir Henry's health. "I can't make
speeches, you know," ho said,
Sir Henry gently replied, "I heard
you make a Hue speech before the I'nr
To which the pungent Irishman an
swered, "Ob. yes, hut then I had some
thing to talk about!"
Mamma Now, I'rcddy, mind whut 1
say. I don't want you to go over Into
the next gulden to play with that
Itluks boy. lie's very rude.
l-'reddy (heard a few minutes after
ward calling over the wall) I say.
Illuks. ma says I'm uot to go lu your
garden because you're rude, but you
come Into my gnrdcu-l ain't rude.
In China criminals nud political pris
oners lire beheaded. Some of thu exe
cutioners me so expert that they can
arrange mid behead a mail lu IS sec
Importer! sod Dealers In
I took, Newt,
STRAW AND lllNDKUS' tlOAltD
8n-ftT-ro.ll First St.
Til. main 100, S SAN FIlAN'CtSCO.
T T T
5'JO llusli Street, Sun IVnnclHcn
Nicely furnished room by I ho day, week or
month, en sutto or single, at reduced rales,
lloiie thoroughly remmitPd, No pnlns will bu
tiiireil to tiuikii visitors from tho country to tho
elty romlortnblo nnd nt homo during tholratny.
Tnko Sutter-stroi't curs nt ferry Inndlnx.
MHS. 1'. UANFT, Proprietor.
CJulnluii Is in yenrs behind. Colds do not now
hao to bo endured. Mkniiki.'h Dynamic Tau
Ci.rs cmlli'd dynutnlo from their energy) croud
c wceVs ordluury treulmenl Into V! hours and
abort tho worst oi coldioicr night.
" It was tho worst case of grip I cut had. A
bnlf dotrn friends had sura cure Still It hung
oi. Heard of tho Dynamic Tahci.ks. To tny
nmnroniuut they stopped loth rold and rough
t'-o Ilrst night. I endorso and reeonuupiid
them to thu peoplo " IIaucmy IIkni.kv, 111
Member Cotigren and Attorney mi Kuusoum
Street, San Francisco. J jly ?, lino
"Winter colds hnvo always been serlou
things to mo. They lire hard and etay fo
months. Hut thu last was Mopped suddenly
oy Mkmiki.'h Dynamio Taiici.ks. Moth cough
and cold disappeared In a rouplo of days. No
thing cNo does this for mo " Mils. KM MA I..
Hol.l.lN, 11 Moss St., San FrancUeo. Aug.O.MU
" I lira acrots tho street from whera Mkniiul's
Dynamic Taiici.ks aro mndo. That Is how 1
Ilrst took them They stop colds without notice
I look a dozen boxes with motor self nnd tilendn
when I went to Nomo " II. I,. VAN Winki.k,
Capitalist, .1117 Washington Buret, Ban Fran
cisco. August 10, loan.
Sent postpaid for Sit cents In stamps b
INLAND DKUU CO , ai.1l Washington Htrcot.
San Francisco. Also on snlu by our local agent
liookci' News ClIHCH.
We liaro sovcral hundred pairs of these
cases. They aro u trlllo smaller than
full situ. Wero used by two lending
dalltes beforo I.lno's cainu lu. They are
lust tho slio to facilitate composition
In perfect order. Fifty cents pur pair
Hue Ooi'dun ilohher.
Nuw stylo, Hxl'J, second-hand, wtta
throw-olt; In first-claim condition. Has
sldo Hteam llxtiiron and Is ono uf the
bust second-hand presses wo hnvohad
for il long time. Ittsuanap,
S;.-.'olunin autrto. Will work IKU an
hour. A bargain for n country dally.
Homo Body find Dlxplny Type.
lias not seen ono month's uno. Some ol
It hardly stained, Second hand prices
PACIFIC STATES TVPE FOIDR,
508 Clny (Street, 8. V.
Not far from thu heart of New York
city Is a factory for the inauufnctiiro of
deadly poisons In quantities large
enough to unullillutu tho entire popula
tion of New York. The factory Is so
guarded Ihat even Its next door neigh
bors need have no fear of It, but thu
possibilities sto'ed there excite thu Im
agination. Nn one may cuter It with
out a special permit. The employees
nro nil skilled men, well aware of the
danger of the slightest carelessness.
They manufacture, among other things,
pure anhydrous acid, which Is so dan
genius that lu Its pure statu It Is uot
placed lu t lit- market. There Is instant
death lu Its fumes If they are permitted
to escape. Nitric acid Is stored In an
other pint of tho factory lu big glass
carboys. The men who work In this
factory realize Hint a broken carboy of
nitric ncld would mean a disaster, nud
they treat It wllh Ihu respect which It
deserves. This factory and others like.
It are guarded moru carefully than a
safety deposit Miult.-New York Sun.
When llntlilnu Win Hurt-.
In some old court memoirs of tho
eighteenth century which have recent
l been culled again to attention It Is
Mated that when (icorgo IV was a
baby he was bathed only once n fort
night. That was thought to he plenty
often enough In those days for a child
to ho washed. When one of George's
little sisters had measles, the royal
mother gave most careful Instructions
that tho child's linen was not to be
changed too soon, as she feared that
some careless attendant would clutlio
It lu garments liiktililclently aired and
so "drive lu the rash." In those days
people were much afraid of clean linen
mid bathing. It wiih believed the com
plete bodily ablutions wero weakening,
yet prince, peer nud peasant nllku call
ed In nt every ailment the doctors of
the period, who bled them Into u statu
of weakness and sometimes death.
Tlir llu In "tVnlcr,
Of pigs It Is commonly reported that
so ipiecily fashioned are they that If
they ntlempt to swim they cut their
throats with their fore feet, but this Is
only nn old wife's fable. Whether wild
or tame, they ure all good swimmers,
though, owing to the shortness of their
legs, they Just touch their throats with
their fore feet mid bent the wutcr very
high Many of thu Islands of tho south
eru seas are now Inhabited by wild
pigs, which nro the descendants of
those which have swum ashore, some
time great distances, from wrecked
vessels. Peterson's Magazine.
Anil Still She Wept.
Toto wus crying. "What's tho mat
ter?" asked ono of her father's friends.
"I'ze lost my - cents!" shu walled.
"Well, never iiilnd. Hero nroi! cents,"
said tho friend,
Soon Toto was crying harder thun
over. "What's thu matter now'" she.
"I'm crying because If I hadn't lost
my ii eei.f I'd had -1 now!" was her
reply - Detroit Tree Tress.