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An Incldont of War In Cuba.
By FRANOIS KIMBALu.
Copyright. lSuO, by Francis KlmbalL)
When the colonel of the th cavalry
gutmuum.il Captain llurdcu to regl
incutal headquarters, some ouo at tlie
olllecrs' mess asked who he was, any'
way, that the "old umu" had picked
hi in from among a dozeu old cam
palguers fur a cotisultatlouv
"Nephew or something 'to a sella
tor," gtowiod a grizzled lieutenant,
who had seen 1!0 years of service and
wan Jealous ot the th reputation.
Tresh from a desk In the war depart
meiit, but all tired anxious to smell
"Ought to have Joined the rough rid
era." added another. "They'll be In the
fight tomorrow; the th's too full nl
ready, nnd here's the old man asking
him to supper before ho s seen a week
"Tut!" InterpoM'd the regimental sur
geon. "Hurden's not a greenhorn, anil
the c ilonel knows It. Iteekon you don't
know what sent him out of Washing
ton Into this fever stricken climate.
Do y on think a dotighboy'd Join the
lighting - tb'
"Come." said the adjutant, locking
arms with the surgeon, for he saw the
latter bail something on bis mind, and
he. too. was curious about Captain
Hurihu. "Let's go outside and leave
the fellows to their growllngs;" then,
when they had passed beyond the con
tines of the mess tent "What was It.
Johnson? The chap's uo coward, ami
he Interests Ule."
"Well," said the surgeon soberly. "It
Mi't my business, but I don't mind
te'Mng you: I've a cousin In I lie- war
department, a chum of Itunlen s, and
he wrote me to keep an eye on him. It
was hard luck drove him out of Wash
ington." "Humph!" growled the adjutant sar
castically, "small pay and"
"No." broke in the surgeon. "Ilur
den has an Income nnd"
"Then what the deuce? Why dldu't
he stay In Washington and leave us
poor devils to do the lighting'"
"If you'd been In Washington It
wouldn't take much guessing," replied
the surgeon 'Tor If you'd been there
you'd lane known Miss It. and how
she played llunleu, to throw him over
for a doughboy, so all Washington was
on to It and felt sorry for the captain
and didn't wonder when he threw up a
fat position In the department and pe
tltloned the secretary for active serv
ice." "And the doughboy?" grunted the
adjutant, enlisted for all time In the
new captain's behalf. "Staid In
Washington with tbo reserves and"
"Not much. And that's what puzzles
the wio heads up theie. Ho enlisted
In the regulars and lit out for Santiago
along wltli ISurden, though 1 reckon
they dldu't come together."
Whal's Ills name?" asked the ad
jutant. The surgeon fumbled for tho letter,
glancing over it by the light of a neigh
Isjiing lantern. "Hardy," said he
shoitly. "And, by thunder, he's In the
th! What If he and Htirden come to
gether'?" In the meantime Captain Harden,
unconscious of the effect the summons
from the colonel had upon his brother
otlioers. stood before the commander
of the regiment at headiitiarters.
"Captain llurden," said the latter,
noting with a practiced eye the sJeuder
tlgtire of the young ollicer, "you come
to the th highly recommended for
coolness nnd courage. Tomorrow we
attack I'd Caney. I have been ordered
to call for volunteers to do a little
Bcoutlug. Will you lend the party?"
"Thank you," said llurden simply.
"It will be an honor, I"
The colonel removed his eyeglasses.
"Young man," said he seriously, "the
hush Is full uf .Spaniards. You may bo
killed or seriously wounded. Kvory
caution will bo required."
"1 will do my best, sir," replied Cap
tain llurden. "Is the start to bo made
f by" colonel wheeled about on his
camp stool. "Orderly," said he sharp
ly, "tell Captain Clark that 1 wish a
volunteer of two good men from his
company to undertake a dangerous
errand near tho enemy's Hue. They
are to report to me at once."
"Your duty will be." he continued,
turnlug to Cnptaln llurden, "to recon
noltcr as near ns possible to the ene
my's lines. You will skirt the base of
U Cauey, making a detour to the
north. It Is unnecessary to say the
volunteers will 'be under orders from
you and are to bo governed by your
Five minutes later tho tramp of ap
proacbh"; men was heard, and two
cavalrymen entered the commander's
preseuco. Captain Hurden, noting
them critically, started. The sharp
tones of the colonel rang In his cars:
"Corporal Joyce and Private Hardy,
you are under orders to proceed ac
cording to Captain Burden's direction
on a reconuolssauco Into the enemy's
lines. That will do."
llurden returned the men's salutt
mechanically. Tho presence of John
Hardy fillet! him with conflicting emu
Huns. He had fled from Washington
lioplng to drown lu the excitement ot
n nggresslve campaign the sorrow
which this man had broug'n upon
him. Had It not been for I lardy-In
clinched Ills hands until the nails bb
Into the tlesh.
"WYat now?" nn evil spirit wills
P'-rod. "He Is In your power. Yoi
'ay order him whither you will, ev"t
to death by Spanish bullets. Non.
will know of It. for tbo Cuban bnl
ells no tales."
The colonel wondered at the paleii'-'
upon the face of the young ofm-cr
he passed from tho tent Into the d-"'
ncss beyond. Could he be afraid? He
dismissed the thought with a laugh.
Captain lltirdeu had como to the -th
,w"h the highest recommendations
'"'.in the secretary of war.
Out beyond the shelter of the camp
"iM. n led his i . straight Into the
it.' k. prickly brush. At times bo could
JlDmst fed Hardy's breath upon his
'' and hear the volco whispering
Ul ' r To the left, to the left! He
HI reach the Spaniards sooner there."
Jar up the height n dozen tiny llgn"
ri-umered in the darkness-the Span
iH t r, Uls ai,oul tlie ijioctbouso of El
Ut y To tho left tho faint ring of
bleel told the nirPe Americans that the
'"7" "imnct w.-rc wide awake
"V n" V,1,n,1'-V ln tlle 'Indues
I nptaln llurdcu paused.
ii Mate Hardy." sn,d he su llllsklly
he scarcely r. cognized his own voice,
move rami,,,,,!, (o the left, keeping
..-., .., ,,. Mimiow of the brush. Tin
corporal and 1 will detour to the right,
approaching the slope farther ou."
Hardy's hand came to n quick salute,
"cry good. sir" ,-,,,,n.,.i i
though he must have known he would
n n against the very muzzles ot Span
Ish titles. Then, wheeling about, he
disappeared in the tangled thicket.
(nptaln llurden paused Irresolutely,
white to the very lips. "Come!" said
he sharply. "To the right, corporal."
A myriad of Insects buzzed about
their faces. The corporal cursed and
brushed them off. Iltlt Ilia nninttntilmi
scarcely noticed them His ears were
strained to catch the shots from the
slope of i:i Caney. the fusillade which
would send him back to Washington.
A minute iussod-il vit ton It ciiit.
ed ns many hours. The heat and black
liess of the brush silil,.,l it,,, ...i.
cans; the sharp thorns tore their
clonics and lacerated their h,,u
'orporal Joyce swore nn.l enr.....i n...
fate which had sent him to Cuba.
(upturn Hurden moved forward as one
bereft of feeling. He had become a
machine, a thing devoid of sellvi Mint
feeling, a human sounding board, wait
ing to catch a rllle crack from i:i
Suddenly the buzz of insects, the
ruiicliiiig of the dry leaves mnl nvii-a
under tlie feet of the movlnc moll, tin.
noise made by the passage of their
noiues inrougli the bush, were drowned
by the echoing report of a Mauser title,
then another, a third and fourth mnl
tlfth. Corporal Joyce unconsciously
clutched his dlllcer's arm. "Cod!" lie
blspered. "They've riddled him, ami
braver fellow never wore a saber!"
Captain llurdcu staggered ns thoie-l.
the bullets from the Mausers had
pierced his body. A crj sounded in
the stillness following the echo of the
shots nn appeal for help, and the
tnlee was Hardy's.
Fur an Instant Huiilcn u-nv.o-o.l
Then, before the corporal could re
ktrnln him. he dashed through the mat-
s " ' " S'
'Tn the run. sir
' WiiJiKf . ('upMm Ilur
ted chaparral to the slope of i:i Caney,
iiiiiiii whose summit danced a hundred
Spanish torches, awakened Into life by
tlie lire or tlie sentinels.
W ith Joyce punting at his heels, he
unshed forward, drawing his rexolver
as he i a u and shouting aloud to Har
dy to answer him, that he might gain
the inhale's side In the darkness
Breaking thiough the bush, he came
iiiiiiii nn mien snace unsheltered from
the Spanish guns above, to stumble
oer Hardy, who, resting ou one el
bow, was Keeping olT live white clothed
llgurcs with his revolver.
I'erhaiis the Snaulards feared an at
tack from the entire American army
At sight of llurden and the corporal
they waveied, forgetting, the Mausers
lu their hands, that they were live to
three with one of the latter sorely crip
Cornoral." said linden shandy, not
Ing with iiulck perception the confusion
of the Spaniards, "to the rear w'th
rlvate Hardy. I will cover you.
A flash of admiration lilted the cor
pond's eyes. "Cod, sir!" he muttered
"They'll shoot you like a dog. I"-
"To the rear, sir! shouted ( upturn
llurden. "He's light aud"-
Tlien, as the bulky corporal lifted the
wounded cavalryman, slinging him
across his shoulder like a bag of meal.
llurden faced the astonished :pan
"..!" cried Ilaid.V. struggling lu the
nrnn which would bear him Into safe-
'Stop, for Cods sake, corporal:
Then In au appeal of agony: "Nivc
yourself, llurden She will not marry
me: It's yon -
Tho sham crack of the captain s re
volver cut short the sentence, "ltun"'
he shouted. "I'll hold them off."
Tour times the revolver cracked ere
tt,n Snnnlnrds. realizing 'twas but one
man who confronted them, raised tlidi
Cnrnnml .Invcc. tearing through the
chaparral, hea'rd the whlpllke crock of
the dreaded Mausers; then once in.ni
the sharp report or the captains
volver. Afterward came silence, save
for the groaning of Private Hardy and
the rustle of the parting nrniu nes
On the morning of July X after th.
charge upon El Cauey, au orderly halt-
before the quarters ot me -
I.'1.' i rnr cn.i.ilii llunleu," re-
plied he to the sentry's query, franked
. . ..... .....1 Sn nt II I'lllVV
t the war tlepariuieiu mm
reckon he won't want to wait for It.
The colonel pushed aside his tent
flap "Surgeon." said ue. mm i .
the ollicer who followed him. "toll that
fellow Captain Harden' dead, killed
In nn ambuscade. Aud, surseori. you d
better take the lettered forward It to
llrnd Wrotr the I.rttfr.
onie ltea.1 some years k wis In
Cincinnati and broke. lie m
to the vnnous wi- - --,.rt-
He tried to get a Job on the
lie. nut iu iui. - "-"--:
was nothing lert ior
, " He started on i
Letter nnd worce men have
before him. . . ......h.,. ,
and dm.t ktuineu. uv
. he was pas-
U 01 i inciiiiiun- ,u.
lumberyard he beard a wD'a'
a loud ami angr, - - .
i. heard the imuvmua.
uiu h as followi
- It Stii
' llcjccted the whole car
load of IuihUt iHi-nuse there was one
kn.it 'u It: The ! I Just wish I
could write a letter one that would
con i. the very Imlr on" his head, the
"I can write; that Is my business,"
vud l!i ml. stepping up.
ii.ui.'." sal. I the lumberman. "You
sit right down and write a legular
s. oivlier. " And he explained more
lull the elieuiiistances of the case.
Head, although he knew nothing ot
the mnii to whom he was writing,
"dipped hN pen In gall" and wrote.
Then he ivad the letter, which was
indeed about as caustic a one as could
liac heeii written
The lumberman was delighted.
"Thai's splendid!" he exclaimed.
"Hon much do you wantV"
"I'll leave thai with you," said ltea.1
The lumberman handed the nuthor a
V 1 bill, and Head was tided over Ids
VI V- s mi 'I'nlilea.
About UMiiHMMK) women are exasper
ated every day by men sitting on tn
hies So far as I am aware, women
lint pay for the rurnlture. nnd It is none
of their buslines how It Is used. The
'i.ilil! i r i.ii-n silling on tables has led
(. the Invention uf tlie cushioned I ill
I. mil table ud will uo doubt ultimate
ly result In other elowr notions At
niie time It was supposed that men
chose to sit ou tables because they
ould get e.vcreNe without exertion b,
iiiglng their own legs and by kicking
fhc legs of the table.
The seleiilllle fact Is that tables are
more magnetic than chairs. If three
men walk into a room where tlieie Is
no woman two of them will make for
(lie table naturally. The third one will
try two in- three chairs and finally give
up III despair and Join tlie others. The
source of lids magnetism Is the friction
that women create by polishing tables
so fieiniently. (If course women say
that they only polish tables because
men sit on theiiwillld spoil them, but
tills Is Illogical and feminine. No real
ly clever men sit on chairs. They use
their chairs for keeping their papers
and things mi; uNo their feet.
Chillis are tiotorlnu.y Immoral. You
will notice that n well bred man, when
he tltids himself losing his temper, lu
variably gets up from his chair and
makes a direct Hue for the nearest ta
ble. This enables him to keep his tem
per aud to argue reasonably. Crite
rion Wlicn l!lrplilltltft Oil.
The opinion Is widely held in India
that elephants, when they feel that
lealh Is near, retire to secret places In
the Jungle, where they die far from
the sight uf man. Thus Is explained
the fact, so often cited, that the skele
tons of elephants are almost never
met with except those killed by hunt
ers. The legend Is certainly nn Inter
esting one, but It must probably be re
An Hngllsh hunter hau discovered
the skeletons of elephants dead from
disease 111 place that weie not par
ticularly secret, and a hunter, during
several consecutive years, has observ
ed the same skeleton and has hecli
surprised nt the rupldit) with which
It has decayed and disappeared under
tlie Influence of exterior conditions
Tlie truth seems to lie that the reason
whv so few elephants' skeletons ir
found Is thai ihey are so quickly de
stroyed by atmospheric and other ngeii
Wort III Ibc On Ihkiii,
It Is the stin, n within the bowels of
the working chamber, unnoticed gen
erally while there; the change oil com
ing Into the outer nlr that tlie sand hog
(the workman, dreads, ruder an nlr
pre-sine the blood Is forced away from
the extremities. It Is driven from the
exterior Into the central organs, espe
cially toward the brain mid the spinal
The man, exhausted by toll under
these conditions, climbs u long bidder.
He Is lu the airlock again, with the up
per door alone closed. The loci; tender
Jerks up tho bottom door. Willi a twist
of the valve be hustles the compressed
nlr out. Tlie ordinary atmosphere rush
es In. The upper door Is thrown up. ami
Cod's sun and nlr come to the prisoner.
Tlie rcm-lloli Is too setete. The blood,
released i the sudden vanishing of
IIU, -lu. ft) pounds of ulr pressure on
each square Inch of the body, lefuses
to act normally. Heart and lungs weak
en, vitality ebbs. A fcnnd bog Is never
sure thnt the next trip may not be his
The practical limit below ground Is
fiO pounds of air pressuro. The ineii
that can work in that atmosphere are
uiHstcts of the'i- trade. Yet now aud
then a tiuiti Is met with who has the
strength to g'i larther. Cromwell
Chllde lu Leslie's Monthly.
Wlirrr Ilie l.ritl. W'nm.
Once, your ugo. when Uaulel Vel
ster was secietary of Mate, there was
an important foreign mailer up for dis
cussion befote the cabinet, aud the ut
most siirecy was of course maintain
ed. but the win le thing was blazoned
about lu a few hours after the cablmt
meeting. So the president hastily sent
for his cabinet to talk over Ibis leak
Haiti man bad a different Idea uf It
Finally Mr Webster arose, saying,
"You. gentlemen, go on with your dis
cussion, and I'll lie bock lu a minute."
lu a few minutes he returned and re
pcated every word that had been suo
ken lu the room In his nbeuce He
explained that If. by standlug clonf to
the door outside the cabinet loom, you
held jour eat to It, you could not dis
tinguish one intelligible word; but if,
moving iMuk from the door aud a little
to one side upon a cettalu siot In the
cariet. you kept au attentive ear, ev
ery word could be plainly heard as
Some elitetpilslng e edruplcr had
been exM rlinciiting with the door and
bad found I bat upou that eiuct sot
there a hoiuc acoustic property of
the door or room that convened the
ionud In perfect outlrety.-Sulunlay
(VlM-re 'lonilil) .lUn N "
Kvery Hrltlsh reader should know
the oiltfiti of the sobriquet "Towmj
tklu." Tomuij Allflus was the name
..f a wmry who. wueu Hut Uuropeaiu
ii I.ucknow were Uylujc for lb rel
lency from Hie mutineers, refused to
leave his tot aud o perished. After
thai It Iteeaiw the fisbloii to els of
i consp'cuously heroic wddler In the
'.'!. ts with the reU-U ns "a regular
r'unny AtUins" I.tid..n News
END OF THE FIRST CAPITAL OF ILLI
NOIS PROPHESIED BY AN INDIAN.
The Iti-MruOll" "' tlie I on u uf Km.
k.l.LIn Wns In i-i-iirlnnee Willi
tin- Last WuriN of Hie Chief Who
Uleil Porn AViimnn'. I.otr.
Since the waters of the Mississippi
river washed away the last vestige of
Uaskaskia, the lll'st capital of Illinois,
an old legend that contained the proph
eey of the total d'si ruction of the ouco
tlourlshltlg little city has been recalled.
Kasl.asUla was situated on a peninsula
at the Junction of the Uaskaskia and
the Mississippi rivers, nnd In 1v'j the
Mississippi river cut Its waj through
the peninsula, leaving the tcuiuant of
the town on nn Island. The water con
tinued to wash nwny the rich alluvial
deposits on which KiHkaskla was built
until, late lu mx, the Inst foot of the
laud where the town once stood disap
peared. This singular ending of Kns
kaskla's once splendid ambitious bus
recalled to the superstition tlie story
that the town was cursed lu the eight
eenth century by an Indian who hud
been wronged by one of tlie leuillug
Jean Menard came to this country
from Trance In ItS'S, bringing with him
his wife nnd Ids 10-year-old daughtcr
Marle. The family settled lu Knskns
kin. where Mellaril established a mer
chandising business. The I'reticbintin
soon became one of the most prosper
ous and most Influential men of the
town. Marie, his daughter, grew to be
a beautiful woman, much courted by
the most eligible young men of the new
country. She was lu no hurry to ac
cept any of them, and her fame as a
belle spread fiom l.nke Michigan to the
gulf of Mexico.
A young chief or the Uaskaskia tribe
of Indians, having become converted
to Christianity after seeral years of
study under the tutelage of tlie Jesu
its, built himself a luiuse lu Uaskaskia
nnd was taken luio partnership lu one
of tlie trading houses theie. lie wns
prosperous. haiiiUiiine and well ..bl
eated and was soon received into tlie
homes of the white settlers, duo night
nt n ball he happened to meet Marie
The girl was nt once fascinated by
tlie tall, line looking Indian, who fell
111 love with her nl lirst sight and made
no secret of Ids ndmiiatloK. Hut He
t in nl peie soon noticed the attachment
and fot bade Ids daughter limn commu
nicating Willi tlie young Indian. To
make sure that there would lie no more
meetings Heliard used Ills Influence to
prevent the chief fiom attending any
of the social euteitaltinients given lu
Hut love always llnds a way, aud the
young couple managed to see each oth
er despite nil the precautions of the
girl's father. Hut Itennrd became
aware of these meetings and again
took menus to prevent them. He was
u mail of wealth and Influence, and he
bad the Indian forced out of Ids part
nership lu the trading company.
The Indian left Uaskaskia. For nl
most n year nothing was heard of him,
and lleuaril thought that his daughter
had forgotten her lover, for she ap
pealed gay and careless, and she ac
cepted with nppareut pleasute the at
tentions of a young Fieiichmiiii. One
night when a large ball at Uaskaskia
was at Its height Mnrle Heiiaid disap
peared. 'I hose who scinched for Marie dis
covered that the young chief of the
Unsknsklatis had been seen that oven
lug lu the town, nnd the conclusion was
at once i cached that tlie girl had eloped
with him. lleiinid at once organized a
party to go In pursuit of the fugitives,
As there wns a heavy snow on the
ground, their trail was easily discov
ered and followed. The Indian and
Marie had crept away afoot, and ns
their pursuers wwt- supplied with fast
horses the young lovers were captured
after a day's chase about 10 miles from
Uaskaskia. Their destination had been
the French senlement at St. Louis,
where the Indian had provided a home
for bis wife.
The Indian surrendered without re
sistance, and the posse started on the
Journey back to Kaskuskla, taking the
two captives. Most of the men who
composed Henurd's party wanted to
kill the Indian Instantly, but Hciiard
would not allow It. for he said that
they should leave him to deal with his
WIk'Ii the party reached Uaskaskia,
iho girl was placed In the convent
there. Then Henord took the Indian
to the bank of the Mllsslppl und,
blndlug lit it) tightly to n log, turned
him adrift In tho river. As the help
less Indian floated away to his death
he raised his ejes to heaven and cursed
Heciird, who, he declared, would die
a violent death. Tho Indian's last
words were u prophecy that within
L'00 years tho waters which were then
bearing him away would sweep from
the earth every vestige of the town,
so that only the name would bo left.
The unhappy girl died lu the convent,
llenard was killed lu 1712 In u duel.
The last trace of Uaskaskia has been
obliterated, and the superstitious de
clare that tho Indian's curse has had
something to do with the passing of the
ouco flourishing town. On durk and
stormy nights the ghost of the Indian
Is said to appear. The specter, with
strong nrnis bound and face upturned,
floats slowly by on the river where the
stream sweeps by tho site of the van
Ibhod city In which Mnrle llenard ouce
lived and In which she died mourning
tho red mun that she loved. -Chicago
Ilr KcetT Hrllrr.
"Oh, John," she cried, "baby's cut a
"Aw, go "way!" broku lu little Willie,
who wns playing on tho floor. "You
can't cut a tooth! You may break It.
but you can't cut lt!"-Chlcago I'oM.
I'oolr.l IIU Doctor,
Tho late Itev II. It. Ilnwils. who
w as equally notable as preacher, Jour-
nullst. lecturer and musician, suffered
from a dangerous hip disease when a
boy of It. The celebrated Sir llciijnmln
llrodle, who was asked If a change of
scene would heueut the afflicted youth,
answered, "Take him anywhere - It
does not mutter."
llawcU lived to luugh at his doctor,
and hulf n century later, after a life of
exceptional Industry, he was In vigor
ous health New York World,
Hie l..inc Dlslnnrr ( oitr lir Which
(lie Hrit Men on rmril.
The traveler on the plains in theeiuly
days oou lent tied the sigulflcauce of
tie spites of smoke that be sometimes
si.w tislng fiom a distant ridge or lull
and that lu tutu be might see nuswer
ed from a different direction. It was
the signal talk of the Indians across
tulles of Intervening gioiiud, a signal
used In rallying the warriors for an at
tack or warning them for u retreat
when that seemed advisable.
The Indian had a way ot sending up
the smoke In rings or puffs, knowing
that such a smoke column would at
once be noticed and understood as a
signal and not taken for the smoke of
some camplire. lie made the rings by
covering the little (lie with his blanket
for a moment nnd then suddenly re
moving the blanket and allowing the
smoke to tiscend. when be instantly
(o civd tbo fire again. The column of
ascending smoke rings said to every
Indian within :to tulles. "Look out.
There Is an enemy nnr." Three
smokes built close together meant dan
ger. One smoke ineiely meant atten
tion. Two smokes meant "Camp at
this place." Travel the plains, and the
usefulness of this long distance tele
phone will quickly become apparent.
Sometimes at night tlie settler or
ttaveler saw fiery lines crossing the
sky. shooting up and falling, perhaps
taking a dlicctlou diagonal to the Hue
of vision. He might guess that thee
were the signals of Indians, lint unless
he were nn old tinier he might not be
able to Interpret the signals. The old
timer and the squaw man knew that
one fire nttovv (an arrow prepared by
treating the head of the shaft with
gunpowder and line bark i men lit the
same as the column of smoke puffs
viz. "An enemy Is near." Two arrows
meant "I'micer." Three allows said
Imperatively, "Tills danger Is great."
Seveial arrows said. "The enemy nrc
too many for us." Two arrows shot tip
Into the air at once meant "We shall
nttncl. ;" three at once sn!d. "Wo at
tack now." An arrow shot otr In a
diagonal dlicctlou said as plainly as
pointing a linger. "That way." Thus
the iintiitoied savage could telephone
falily well at night as well as lu day
time." PUZZLED THE JEWELER.
He Wnnlf-ri n second Itilml Wnteli
mnl I'Ii.mIIj liol II.
lie was evidently u foreigner, and he
walked Into one of the big Jewelry
hoiisi s on I' Mrcot and asked for n
walcb. lie would be pleased to exam
ine some "second baud watches," ho
said to the clerk who advanced lo meet
"This Isii I a pawnshop," observed
the clcik haughtily.
"NoV" observed the man inquiringly.
"Hut yon have wiitclicsV" And lie point
ed to the great showcase full of hand
some w ntchi s.
"Certainly." icpllcil the clerk. "Fin
est stock of watches lu the city. How
much do you want to pay for a watch V"
"How tuoochV" asked tlie sluing. r.
"Mooch as he Is worth, so that he stills
me. I have said that I desiicii second
hand watch a good one that shall keep
"See here, sir; you lire olT your base.
We don't keep secondhand goods. You
will have lo hunt elsewhere for second
The stranger's eyes opened wide.
Hut you have hluv there, und there
and I here," lie said ns he begun to ges
ticulate. "I have said s-c-c-o-n d b-ii-n-d
watches," spelling It as though to make
it plainer, "anil they are hoto, every
where, yet you siiy you have them not.
I do not comprehend you."
'Weil. I do you," replied the clerk
sheepishly as he qulifcly got behind t lit)
counter. "Just ii little mix up. .No
harm done. I hope. Celtiilnly we linvo
watches with second hands. All our
watches have second hands. We han
dle uo others." And tho stranger got
his second baud walcb, for which he
laid down a $r,(i hill. -Washington Star.
IlrrnklnB t'p I lie !.
t.nvjng friendships are formed lu tho
olllcorV incss nluond ship in our navy,
but no efTott Is made to keep track of
a mate when be Is transferred. This
stilkes the landsman as n queer freak
of nature, but the sailors accept It as
a matter of course never to be ques
tioned. Men get Into pretty close com
munion wltli each oilier when they
breakfast, dine and sup together for
three years. As a rule, they lenru encp
other's history to tlie minutest detail,
unless a man chooses to be disagree
able nnd distant. Close nltiichments
grow up, yet when the Inexorable or
der nrrlves from Washington, sending
tlie mess to the four winds of heaven,
breaking up, as It were, the family, n
warm hand shake ends It all. Liich of
ficer goes Into a new mess, and the old
It was my good fortune to be Intro
duced to ns fine a mess as ever broke
bread together on n man-of-war. Tho
devotion of the olllcers to one another
was an Inspiration, Filially lltf sepa
ration came. One went to some navy
yard, another to tlie I'hlllpplms an
other to china, another to0Wahhlng
ion. etc. They were scattered all ovi'r
the world. One day, meeting the lieu
tenant commander, who had gone up
for promotion. I Inquired when he had
heard fl' in Lieutenant So and so.
"Why, not In several months." he re
plied. "In fact, not since be was or
dered to his uew station. You know
we fellows don't follow each other's
movement after a mess Is broken up.
We form new associations, new
friends, mid the old drop out of sight. -We
never think of writing to each oth
er. It Is more than likely we shall nev
er see each other again ns long ns wo
live, nnd we haven't the time or In
clination to worry over each other;
fate." New York I'ress.
(I? 'n of NuubchIIoii,
"The trouble with me," ssike tho
young tnnu who was ou his way homo
with his best nnd loveliest fioiu u par
ty at the Keuhtirst club, "Is that I al
ways feel embarrassed when I am out
In company. I never know what to do
w,lth my bauds."
"Suppose you Jut hold them up."
suld a hoarse voice In his ear.
The mice pertained lo n large, rough
looking man "lib u mask on his face
and a large, rough I. Hiking revolver In
his hand, and Ibc youih lost no time In
complying with the nuggcstlon, -Chl a
Tool. It .Serlollnlf.
The late l'r ifessur llmsdalo wns sin
gularly devoid of all sense of humor,
and as for slang well, he knew far
more nbottt the deadest of dead lan
guages than he did concerning these
smiey Innovations on ids native tongue.
There was a certain piece of .cglsln
tlou which was of considerable Inter
est to the local school otllclals. it had
been Introduced Into the legislature
and was there hanging tire.
One day Professor Hinsdale, then
school superintendent, snld to Mr. Tom
Whitehead, secietary of the board of
education: "Mr. Secretary, what Is tbo
outlook for that special school bill uow
In the bands of the state legislators?
Do you believe It will be adopted
The secretary shook Ids head In n
manner that was meant to bo thorough
ly discouraging and said, with a strong
"It will be n cold day when that bill
The superintendent nodded und pass
A day or two Inter somebody came
Into his olllce nnd asked him about the
prospects of the same bill.
"Well," he replied III his heavy way,
"1 have no personal mentis of knowing
the status of the measure, but 1 have
been assured emphatically by Secreta
ry Whitehead, who may be considered
nn expert lu seeming knowledge of this
character, that tho bill will not pass
until next winter." Cleveland I'laln
Tim I'ulillr (inllovis n Century .uo.
Kven If tlie bicycle had been Invented
a hundred years ago touring could
hardly have become- very popular -at
nil events, for solitary cyclists. The
old guidebooks were by no means
cheerful leading. A run from London
lo Fast Ctinsteail, it distance of live or
six nnd twenty tulles, would have till;
en the wheelman past three gibbets,
ami It was just ns likely as not thai
from one or the other of them a body
would be swinging In the wind.
Fp till the beginning of the nine
teenth century the gullows was almost
us frequent it hinduiuik us linger posts
or public bouses bnve become now.
The traveler iipptoncblug York Is di
rected by the guidebooks to "turn
round by the gullows and three wind
mills," and tlie road out of Durham Is
"between the gallows and Crokehlll.''
doing out of Wells you "cross the
brook and pass by the gallows."
Any number of such directions can
be gleaned I'm in the old books for the
guidance of travelers n hundred years
ago, and ns these Inteiestlng objects
were put up mid the dead bodies of
malefactors left upon them for the
special cdlllcatlou of footpads mid
highwaymen there was a hiiggesthe
tiess about them that must have given
a special piquancy to cycle touting If It
had been In vogue ut that (line. Lon
(titration lit lltlilra.
"Ho truthful." said tho teacher.
"Always?" asked tho boy.
"Always," answered the teacher.
"Never tell a lloV"
"Not oven a white lle't"
"Not own u wiilto lie."
"Huh!" ejaculated the lad scornful
ly. "It's n mighty good thing for you
you uln't a boy with my dad for a fa
ther." "Why'" asked tho teacher.
"Hecause," replied tho boy, "If you
wns my dnd'H little boy an you'd beard
what ho said about Aunt Fllzn comlii
to visit us wltli her children nn Aunt
FUza had asked you If you weren't nil
glad to see her nn you'd told the truth,
like I did, you'd think there was a
place where your trousers was mighty
thin after dad got lliruugh with you,"
lie went buck to Ills desk, and us lie
sat down wltli great care there was an
expression on his face that showed the
great lesson of truth had been, ut least
In u meusiiic, lost ou him. And in bis
Indignation mnl Innocence he did not
appreciate the humor associated with
the fact that bis teacher did Hot belong
to that division of the human nice that
wears I loitscrs. -Chicago I'oM.
Ciirluii I'lcliii l-'riini(Vi
In many churthes of I'rovencu and
I tn ly . especially those near thu sea, ex:
voto paintings placed on tho walls In
accordance with vows miiile by pil
grims lu moments of danger ato often
ic;.., likable fiM' their frames. Among
the curiosities may be enumerated
laths fornuil of splluteis fiom ships
that have been wrecked; also frames
made of pfl'ccs of heavy cables, occa
sionally painted blight hues, but some
times leftai theli pilmlllve gtuy colo's
und npliisiiul with tar. Nailed to the
1 ii 1 1 1 st sin loiio.lliig a palming repre
senting sailors lighting with lieice sav
ages may be seen African or 1'olyno-
hI ii ii kpcHis mnl dints or swords miulo
of haul wood, evidently mementos of
terrWic sn uggles Sailors or landsmen
who have iniulc vows during times of
peril at seu and who have no trophies
to dlspliiy will surround their paintings
with hroii 1 1 bauds uf wood heavily In
crusted with shells and seuwecd, not
Infrequently of rare ami extremely
beautiful kinds. London People's
l.iiiril II Ult.
Tovvne Has be scut you n check for
Itrowtie e. but It Isn't fur the
amount I expected, although I sent ti I in
TowueYour wi King's bad. Mayht
he dldu't decipher the amount.
Iltowne- I'm afraid he did de-cipher
It. I wrote $11)0 very plaluly. and he
sent $10 -Philadelphia I'icm..
Tin- Trill Ii 1'iirt'ril Home.
"I'm nfruid." the sighed, "that I'm
"Why?" he asked.
"When I go to the grocery now, the
clerks don't nearly bleak their necks
trying to brnt one another In gelling
mv ordern ' - Cldyeo, Times-Herald,
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All the world knows that coH'celn
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the col I'm lover cannot stand tnste
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been no lumpy medium between.
Cufo Bland tills the void with tho
K'st elements of Isilli. It Is richer
than straight cnlt'cc, und many will
not be easily convinced that It is
not all collce. Hut wo guarantee
that Cafe lllatul contains less than
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lillcally blended with nutritious
fruits ami grains, thus not only
displacing over llfty iter cent of the
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with the heart, to dyspeptics und
to nervous people Cufo lllttlltl Is
estieclally iccimiiiteiiiled usuhcalth
I'ul and delicious beverage, so satis
fying Hint only the member uf the
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collce knows Ibcie tins been one.
More healthful, richer and Icsm ex
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Your grocer will get II for you.
t PiMii'-Mii' il .:tt f.iv ii. I't-tii en lie. 'Ilulilo
A hriitliut-lilol runner.
"These sheep pictures of Maine's .lira
beautiful." said Mr. I... the it 1 1 lu
sh mini of the summer art school, to
his class as he turned over n lot of re
piodiiclloiis from (he great artist's
paintings. "They are so gentle, so ten
der, so suggestive of pastoral peace
"Ob, I do love sheep!" exclaimed one
.of the gills. "They are so ilrnr! Don't
you think n, Mr. L.V"
Mr, L. looked thoughtful for a mo
ment; then he nil. I:
"My father, who was it farmer, kept
sheep for -O years, lie was an old man
when he decided to give nil thu practice
nn old mail, but us full of sentiment
nnd f.cllug as ho had ever been, 1
shall never forget the day when thu
purchaser itC Hie lick caiiiu to take
tin-in nwny. My lalher stood lu the
bain.vaid and watched till tho last
sheep hud passed through the great
gnttt Into the toad, walled till tho last
faint bleating of Hie flock had died
away lu the distance; then he turned
lo me with a face full of emotion."
There were tears In tbo eyes of the
"class." ami their girlish hearts were
touched by tho pathetic wotil picture.
Somebody said "Ah!" lu a long druwn
fashion, "lie turned to me, my poor
old rut her." the artist continued, "and
said In a low, eurnest voice, "William,
I'd go five miles any day to kick a
sheep!" Leslie's Weekly.
Ilia liolll Hie Letter "V."
When the lutelloriico Mayininl, LU
I)., entered Amherst college, he expos
ed himself to ridicule nnd Jibing ques
tions of his fellow students by placing
over tho door of his room a largu
quai(of whllo cardboard on which
was Inscribed lu bold outlines tho sin
gle letter V. Disregarding comment
and question, the young mnti applied
himself lo Ids work, ever keeping lu
mind the height tn which ho wished to
climb, the first step toward which was
slgnllled by tho mysterious V.
Four years later, after receiving tho
compliments of professors and stu
dents ou tho way he had acquitted
himself ns valedictorian of his class,
young Mnynanl culled thu attention of
his fellow graduates to thu letter over
his door. Then a light broke lu upon
Ihein, und they cried out:
"Is It possible that you had tho vale
dictory lu mind when you put that V
over your door?"
"Assuredly I had," wns thu emphatic
Ou ho climbed, from height to height,
becoming successively professor of
mathematics lu thu University ot Ten
ues.ee, lawyer, member of -congress,
attorney general of Tennessee, United
Stales minister to Constantinople aud
finally postmaster general. Success,
The Tim I'liiiinclm,
'Tho performunco reaches tho high,
est pinnacle of dramatic wit," wrote
tho press agent.
"Isn't that rather a strong state
ment?" naked tho dramatic editor.
"Oh, not Wo are gutting $3 for gen
Alas, It Is sometimes true that we
mlstnko tho plnnaclo of prlco for tho
plunucle of urtl -Hultluioro American.