fSJc5?k?iIw .-aLaa". " -- . i Maj saaOTaW&a JULES ClIAITKIt V. (Continued.) A on the preceding night, each mnn took III" hour's watch on Ilia uppel plateau. When It camo to Altnmonl'o turn. and he had gone mil to relievo lull, llntterns called hla old cornpnn loni round him. Th doctor loft hi Auk mid Johnson hi conking, nnd haatened to their oaptaln's ld. "My friend," ho nald, "lt u take advantage of the American's absence to talk uualnees. There are thing which cannot concern hint, and with which 1 do not ehoose htm to meddln." Johnnon nnd Clawbonny tookod lit nch other, wondering What Ilia cap tntn was driving at "I wlili." ho continued, "to talk with you nhout our piano for the rut urn." "All rtohtt talk away, wlillo wo are alone," aald the doctor. "In month, or olx week nt tho out Id, wo ran leave horn. Have you thought of what wo had (tetter dn thla ummorf "llnvo you, raptnlnT" nuked John on. "Have IT Not an hour of my life paste without rovolvtnK In my mind on cherlihed purpose. I suppose, lint man among you Intend to ret nice lita 'Hep r No ono replied, nnd Haltorua went en to aayi "For my own part, oven If I must CO alone, I wilt pueh on to tho north pole. Never wero men o near It bo Core, for wo ore nut more than 140 intlr dlatnnt at moitj and t wilt not loo auch an opportunity without mak Ing vry attrmpt to reach It liven thouidi It 14 Impossible. What are jour view, doctor f "Your own, Hattera." "And your. Johnson P "I.lk h doctor." "And your, Ileltr "Capuln," replied tho carpenter, "It 1 true we havo neither wlvea nor chll lrn waltlna- u In Hngland, but, after II, It t on' country one' native land! Have you no thought of re turning home?" "Wo ran return after wo have die covered the polo quite n well n Ixt, fore. twitor even. Our dlrtleultle will not Increase, for a wo nmtr Ihn pole we Kt Nwuy from tho lnl of grwtnsl old. Wo havo furl 'nnd provlolono nough. There I nothing to atup u. nnd we ihnuld l culpable. In my opln Ion. If we allowed ourielvc lo aban don Ih project" "Very well, captain) 111 go along with you." "That rtghtt I never doubled you," aid llattema. "Wo iha.lt suoeeed, and England will have all tho iclory," "Hut there U on American among uet" aM Johnson. Ilaltern could not reprei an lm patient exclamation. "I know HI" ho said, tternly. "Wo can't leave him behind." added the doctor. , t "No, wo can't," regaled Hattera. Imoet mechanically. "And bo will bo ouro lo go, too." "Ho will bo ouro to go. too but who will command V "You. captain." "And If you all obey my order, wilt tho Tankeo refuser "1 ihouldn't think o but auppoo lie should, what then!" "Ho and I mut fight It out" Tho three . Knsllshinen looked at Ilattora. but aald nothing. Then tho doetor aked how they wero to go, "Hy tho coast aa far a polblo," a the reply. CHAITKIl VL "Ilut what If wo rind open water, a ti likely enough!" "Well, we'll go ncroo It" "Ilut wo havo no boat" Hatteras did not amwer, nnd lookod ml-urmsspd. "Perhaps," suggested Bell, "wo might make ahlp out of om of the plank of the I'orpolae." "Neverl" exclaimed Hattera. vohe. meuily. "Neverl" aald Johnaon. Tho doctor shook hla head. un Jrtood the feeling of tho captain. "Neverl" reiterated Hattera. "A boat mado out of an American ahlp vould be an Amerlcanl" "Ilut captain " began Johnion. The doctor mado a ilpi to tho old toatswaln not to pre tho subject fur tier. Thl ended tho day, and tho night passed without dliturbanc. Tho bear had evidently disappeared. Tho flrt builneit neat day wag to nrrnngo for a hunt It wa settled that Altamont Hell, and Hattonii ahould form the party, Clawbonny hould go and explore na far no Ilo Johnion, and mako om hydrogrnphle note, and Johnion ahould remuln bo hind to keep home. At 8 o'clock they atnrtod. accompn nlod by Duke, who frliked and gam iioma witn aeiight They had been ltnno about nn hour when Johnion uddonly heard tha report of n gun. "Capital!" ho exclaimed. 'They have found something, and protty quick, too." A oecond and a third hot followed. "Ilravol" again exclaimed tho boat wain "thoy have fallen In luck' wayl" Ilut when three moro shots camo In rapid aucceiilon, tho old man turned palo, nnd a thought oroned hla mind which mado him ruih out and climb Iiaitlly at tho top of tho cone. Ho ahuddervd at tho light whloh mot hi eyei. Tho throo hunter, followed by Duke, were touring home at full speed, fol lowed by the flvo huge bears I Their alx bulled had ovtdently had no ef fect Tho monster wero cloio on tholr heel. Hattera, who brought up tho rear, could only manngo to koop off hla pur uora by flinging down ono nrtlelo utter nnother flrot hla cap, then hla hatchet, and, finally, tits gun. lie know that the Inquisitive boar would itoo ffiPOtl VEFfe and oxnmlno every object, nimng nil round II, and thl gave him a little time, otherwise he could not have es raped, for Ihne animal outstrip the fleetest horsn, and one monster was o near that Hntterns had to brandish hi knlfo vigorously, (o ward off a tre mendous blow from his paw. At last, though panting and out of brenth, tho three men reached Johnson jafely, and slid down tho rock with him Into tha snow house. Tho bear stopped short on the upper ptateau, and Hattera nnd his companion lost no time In barring nml barricading them out "Here wo ar at butt" exclaimed Haltvrns, "we can defend ourselveo better now. It Is five ngatnit five." "Four I" said Johnion. In a fright ened volco, iiowr "The doctorl" replied Johnnon, pointing to tho empty sitting room. "Well, he Is In Islo Johnson." "A bad Job for him," said lletL "Ilut wo can't leave him to his fata. In thl fashion," said Altamont "No, let us bo off to him at once," replied Hattera. He opened the door, but soon hut It, narrowly escaping a bear's hug. "They ar therol" ho exclaimed. "Allr naked Hell. Tho whole pack." Altamont ruined to the windows, and began lo nit up tho deep embrn euro with blocks of Ice, which ho broke off the walls of tho house. HI companions followed his exam plo silently. Not a sound was heard but tho low, deep growl of Duke. They were boslegr-L All wero worried about tho good doctor. "Wo must gt rid of tho bears before ho comes," said Hattaras. "Ilut howr asked HelL It was difficult to rvply to this. A sortie wns out of the question. They could hear tho bsir prowling about outside, growling nnd scraping the walls with their enormoua lws. However, action must bo taken speedily. Altamont resolved to try a porthole through which ho might fire on hi aisallanta. Ho icooped out a hole In the wall, but hi gun was hard ly pushed through when It was selied with Irroststlblo forco and wrested from hla grasp before he could oven (Ire, "Confound III" ho exclaimed, "wo'ro no match for them." Ho hastened to stop up tho breach as fast a possible. Thl auto of things had laated up wards of an hour, nnd there seemed no prospect of a termination. Tho question of a sortie began now to bo aerlously discussed. There was little chance of suocess, a tho bears could not be attacked separately, but Hattera and his companions had grown impatient Also tnay wore ashamed of being kept In prison by bets. Ho took Johnson's furnaeo poker and thrust It Into the store, while ho mado an opening In tho snow wall, or, rather, a partial opening, for ho left a thin sheet of Ice on tha outer oldo. As soon as tho poker was red hot ho said to his comrades, who stood eager ly watching htm, wondering. This red hot bar will keep off tho bears when they try to get hold of It and wo shall be able easily to fire across It without letting them snatch away our guns." llattems withdraw the poker, and plunged It In tho wall. Tho melting snow mado a loud, hissing nolso, and the two bears ran and mado a snatch nt tho glowing Urj but they fell back with a terrible howl, and nt tho sama moment four shot rvsounded, ono after tho other. "Hit!" exclaimed Altamont "Hltl" echoed IlelL 'IM us repeat It." said Hatteras, carefully stopping up tho opening meantime. Tho poker was again thrust Into the Dro, and In a few minutes was ready for Hatteras to recommence opera tions. Altamont and Dell reloaded their guns, and took their places; but this time tho poker would not pass through. "Confound tho beasts 1" exclaimed the American. "What's tho mattorr asked Johnson. "What'o tho mattorT Why, they are piling up block after block. Intending to bury ua nllvep "Imposlbll" "kook for yourself) the poker can't get through." It was worse than alarming. The beara moant to atlflo tholr prey, Thoy were hooping up huge masses, which would make eicapo Impossible. Two hour passed. Tho air grow close. Kvery oponlng was hermetical ly aealed. Tho stoves would hardly draw, nnd It n evident would soon go out altogether for want of oxygen. Hatteras was tho first to sco their fresh danger, and ho mado no attempt to hide It from hi companions. "It that is tho case," said Altamont, "wo must get out at all risks." ,"Jos," rvplled Hatteras: "hut wo must wait till night. We will mako a .hole In tho room, and lot In somo ntr, and then ono of ua can flro out of it on In beara." "It Is the only thing wo can do, I suppoao, hM Altamont Night t'drow on, and tho lamp In tho alltlng from began to burn dim for want of oxygon. At I o'clock tho Anal arrangements wore completed; and all that remained to do n to make an oponlng In tho roof. I They HadTk been working away at thl for somal minutes, when Johnson, who had been I keeping watch In tho aloeplng room, catn In hurriedly. "What'li tho mattorr all naked at onoe. "Nothtilg exactly," aald tho old anil or, "and yet -" "Come, Aut with UI" exclaimed Alta moat "I hear a peculiar noleeT "Where r "Here, on this aide, on tha wall of tho room." All stopped working and llatened. Jnhnaon wna right A nolso there cor Inlnly wns on tho sldo wall, as If somo one wore cutting the Ice, "Don't you heur Itr repented John son. "Hear lit Yrs, plain enough," ro piled Altamont. "I It tho boar;" naked 1111, "Most nssuredly," "Well, they have changed their tn tics," said old Johnson, "and given up tho Idea of suffocating us." "Thoy nro going to attack us," said run. "Wo shall have n hnnd-to-hand struggle, (tint's all." said HntterH. 'With knife and hntchot, then," re turned the American. "Tho 'guns would bo useless here," Tho nolso Increaied. "Thoy nro hardly six foot oft now," said tho bontawnln, "Itlght Johnsonl" replied AlUmonti "be ready for them." Helilng a hatchet ha placed himself In fighting attitude, planting his right foot firmly forward and throwing him self back. Hatteras and the others followed hla example, and Johnson took care to load a gun In case of necessity, CH AlTRIt VIII. Rvery mlnuto tho sound camo near er, till at last only a thin coating sep arated them from their assailants. Presently this gave way with a loud crack, and a hugs dark mas rolled over Into tho room. Altamont had already swung his hatchet to strike, when ho was arrest ed by a well-known voice, exclaiming! "For heaven's sake, stopl" "Tho doctorl tho doctorl" cried Johnson. And tho doctor It actually was who had tumbled In among them In auch undignified fashion. "How do yo do, good frlendar ho said, picking himself up. Ills companions stood stupefied for a moment but Joy soon loosened thAIr tongues, and each rushed eagerly for ward to welcome hla old comrade. Hat teras was fairly overcome with -emo tlon. and hugged him llko a child. "J Jut how did you know wo had been attacked by a troop of bears H asked Altamont when they got their breath. "What wo wero moot afraid of was that you would oomo back, never dreaming of danger." "Oh, I saw It alt Tour repeated shot gave mo the alarm. When you commenced firing I was lelde tho wreck of tho rorpotse, but I climbed Up a hummock, and discovered five bears close on your hoots. I crept cau tiously nearer, somettmea going on all fours, sometimes flipping between great block of Ice, till I came at ast qulto close to our fort and then I found tho bears working away llko beavers." "Ilut what danger you wero In, Mr. Clawbonny," ald Holt "Any moment they might have turned round and at tacked you." "When I hw what tho bears wore up to, I determined to get bock to you by some meeji or other. I watted till It got dark, then I gilded noiseless along towards tho powder magaiine. I apeedlly commenced operation with my enow-kntfe, A. famou tool It la. J-or throo mortal hours I havo been hacking and heaving away, but hero I am at lat tired onough and starr ing, but (till safe." To sharot our fatol" aald Alta mont "No. to savo you all; but first giro mo a biscuit and a bit of moat" A big meal was soon before him. but tho little man could talk while ho was eating. "Did you say to savo usT" asked Dolt "Assuredlyl" wn tho reply. "HowT" everyone asked. "My plan U qulto simple, and part of tha work Is done already." "What do you meant" "You shall see. Ilut I am forgetting that I brought a companion with mo." "What do you sayT" said Johnson. Tho doctor went Into tho passage, and brought back a dead fox, nowly killed. (To be continued.) Denude Location. Every visitor at tho now capttol at HnrrUburg, P., who get as far as tho rejjUtratlon room la expected to wrtta hla name In a big book, together with hla birthplace and preaent residence-. Not long ago, when a crowd of oiourslonlsU vUltod the ground and buildings, a atout girl started to reg ister. Qho paused, pen polaod la air. and called out to nn elderly lady, comfort ably iwsatod In a big chair, "Mom, vcro woa I borned ntt" "Vnt you rant to know dat for?" "Dla mnn vanta to put It In der big book," "Aohl" answered the mother, "you know veil enough In dor old atono liouae." Troy Tlmea. Teatlnsr liar. "How would you feel, Clarissa, If you and I wore sailing down tho stream of life together, far away from horet" "How far, GeorgoT" "Oh, far, far awayl" "I'd be ao terribly homesick for mother!" And from that night thla young man ceased hla visits, Judge, The Collector's Kotort, . After a long wait the crafty debtor glanced up front hU desk. "Have a, chair," he aald to the per sistent dun collector, who stood near the door. "I'm not tired," waa the flerc re tort; "but this bill la. It'a been stand ing a long time nowl" Judge, Mivht Ho Ills Kttalt, "Don't go 'roun' complatnln' 'bout de way yob, friends haa treated you," said Unci Ebea. "When a man ala' got de right kind o' frlonda It's gtserl bt ruM ha didn't desaxv '" 60METIIUI0 FOR EVERYBODY VVWNAVWW Chlncao achool and student have grown rapidly In tho last decade, Ilabylou'a Inhabitants frequented li braries, sovcnlccn centuries before Christ. Under tho now law for buildings In Now York city tho number of dark rooma In tenements havo been reduced from 250,000 to 101,117. "Let thcro ho light," la tho motto of tho board of Inspection. Of the 1,407 forelgnora at the col Icgee of tho United Statu, 400 hall from North America, 458 from Asia, 313 from Kuropo, only 1S4 from Bouth America, CI from Australia and 18 from Africa. Tho United States has more (22,214, 440) dairy cows than any other coun try In tho world; more horse, 23,000, 632; more mules, 4,056,399; more awtne, 07,970,301, and (except IJrltUh India) more cattle, 73,240,073. In a Dalfaat breach of promise caae the man, a farmer, won. He agreed to marry a aplnster If aho could ralae 1600. She waa ablo to get together only 300, ao the farmer called It off, despite tho fact that he had ordered the clergyman to be on hand to marry them. The Judge aald that the promlao to marry waa conditional, and the con dition bod not been fulfilled. Itobert Wynne, tho former United Blntea consul-general In London, In tenda to resume nowapaper work In the nrlllsh capital. Deforo Mr. Wynne became postmaster-general of the Unit ed Btatea bo had a long and brilliant Journalistic career, being also presi dent of the Gridiron Club at Washing ton. Ho I Intimately acquainted at first band with London and lta celebri ties. There (a an old superstition that If a aptder aettlea on ono'a clothea It la a algn that he will ahortly receive money. "When a spider la found upon our clothea," says an old writer, "we used to aay, aome money la coming toward us. Tho moral la thla: Such who Imltato the Industry of that con temptible creature may, by God'i bless ing, wearo thomsolvea Into wealth and procure a plentiful estate." To get rock for tho Morena dam In aouthern California, one of the biggest blasting operatlona on record haa. Just been auccessfully carried out. Describ ing the feat, the Engineering Record aaya that a tunnel 125 feet long waa first driven Into the face of the gran ite. In this chamber waa placed 38,950 pound of powder and dynamite. Thla waa exploded by electric fuiea and dis lodged 120,000 cubic yards o( rock. Dlue books hare a reputation for typographical accuracy almost equal to that of the famous Clarendon Prets, which Is said to offer a guinea reward tor tho detection of a single printer's error In tho edition of the Holy Scrip ture. A "cancel" note Juat received from the king printers shows the re markable anxiety to Insure correctness. It Informs us that In a chart attached to the "Army Medical Report of 1903" there la a misplaced dot Can thla ex ample of minute corrigenda be beaten 7 London Chronicle. In Belgium a prisoner haa turned the old trick nnd escaped through the prison window hospital. The prince of rogues weighed 300 pounds and found himself too large to pass through hla cell window, so he played sick and "soldiered" around until they put him Into the prison hospital. He ato noth ing to apeak of for fifty days, and be came ao thin" that he easily aqueezed through a window of the "chronic" ward, having at odd tlmea aawn through the bars. Once through the window friends below helped him to the ground and took him In an auto. The cutting blowpipe, of which so many surprising things hare been re ported, haa recently been Improved in Prance in a way to render it more gen erally useful. Two Inflammable gases mutt be employed. One la required to keep the metal at a high temperature. The other la oxygen to concentrate ac tion by oxidation along the line of the cut. For heating, either coal gaa, acetylene or hydrogen ia employed, but aa there ia somotimes difficulty In pro curing a supply of those gases the new blowpipe Is arranged to use Instead the ordinary gasoline employed by mo torists. The charge that bees are destructive to the fruit on the tree Is not borne out by the facts. Their tongues are formed exclusively for the extraction of sweet Juices, nnd their mandibles nre unable to plerco the akin of a fruit. 0 rapes havo been taken Intact from tho Interior of a hive In which they had been allowed to remain four daya, A grapo which had been smeared with honey waa licked clean, but waa not Injured. The bees Inserted their tongues Itr pinholes made In the skin of a grape, and extracted some of the Julco, but they woro unable to enlarge the holes. Writing about the family of King Albert of Belgium, a Oerlln corre spondent says; "Llttlo Prince Leopold Is making rapid progress as a violin ist. He displays no phenomenal talent Tho tnusto teacher haa a painataking and Intelligent assistant in Queen Elizabeth, who ia an accomplished vio linist A plcturo which was recently taken shows the queen in a plain black skirt and a whlto shirtwaist, with not tho smallest ornament visible, stand ing in a plainly furnished room, vio lin in hand, teaching the little prince. It is the klud of plcturo which wtl go far toward winning the respect tad osteal of the people." nXtaZXT TAFT AS HE WOULD WEARDTQ TSBBT k SSg'eJr'laf mm ST S K flHsBWBBSBSBSSOnSL SBIbV'sxSIbbV tkl BBBBBBW T 't R A member of the National Houso of Representatives has evolved a plan" A distinguish Mr. Tatt and all future presidents by a splendid symbol of told and jewels. According to the plan the decoration is to consist of a chain of gold with a huge pendant, which is to be a replica of the great seal of State, emblazoned with diamonds and enriched by the highest art of the engraver. The remainder of hls gorgeous chain la to be wrought of smaller reproductions of tho seals of the forty-nine States and territories of the United States, linked together with Jeweled golden doves, to syaboHse the peace and unity in which they all dwell together ia one japaWlc. Such a anperb embellishment, the originator of the Idea feeUsras, WeU fitly designate the president of this great republic and stark kiss est assess his fellow men on any occasion o. formality. Besides, K eetttd be retained by ex-presidents as a sort of token of political paitmasUrshlp and passed a to their descendants aa a pleasant reminder that aa aaeestor had been la tho president's chair. The supporters of the plan would bare A replies ot the Tail chain presented to Theodore Roosevelt, and favor the wearing of a almllar but less ornate chain by the governors ot the States for purposes of distinction. The opponents of the decoration say it savors of Zelaya or Cas tro rather than of a country which Is proud ot its Lincoln, Us Fraaklla, Its Jackson and other Americans who needed no gliding to make thesa great. And no one enjoys the Joke, It is said, more than President Tatt himself. feScience Continuing his researches, begun with the ordinary ultrarlolet rays, Bll lon.Daruerre In Franco has recently experimented with still shorter raya ot the apectrum, measuring down to 1,000 units, for the sterilization ot all kinds ot liquids. He finds that the rery short raya are 25 tlmea aa effective as the longer ones in their sterilizing power. Ho uses quarts vacuum tuDos, Immersed in the liquid, and liummai ed with currenU much moro feeble than those required for the mercury vapor larapa at flrat employed. nna of the Dressing problems in aerial harlgation ta that ot producing automatic etablllty. Some inrestlga- tora think that a way may be found n i n aeronlane so to adjust it self to atmospherlo vagaries so that Its balance will be maintained without Interference. Other's are doubtful, be lieving that stability must always be obtained very much In the manner in which It I acquired by a bicycle rider, that is. by unconscious adjustment nit. t Loot of fliers, it Is remarked. do not possess mechanical stability, but maintain their balance in guaty 7ather by action wbtcn nas oecomo . ,.,niii that It is unconscious. Thus the element of Intelligence la involved, although by virtue of long practice It Is applied without conscious exertion of the will. From 1900 to 1908 L. S. Berg carried on Investigations round the Sea of Aral, and tho results have been pub lished la Russian. They lead to the conclusion, contrary to that reached by others, that thoro Is no general dry ing up ot this inland sea, but that periodic changes ot Its water level oc cur, and that the level has been ris ing contlnualy since 18S0. Berg finds the salinity 10.75 per 1,000, as against more than 13 per 1,000 about 1870. The sea haa now a superficial area ot about 24,000 square miles, but ia very shallow, tho mean depth being about 230 feet. Ita total volume of water U only about one-tenth of that ot the Lake ot Baikal, which has but little APPEAR THE PROPOSED STATE JEWkL more than half its area. The water Is supplied wholly by the rirers Aaa and 8yr. which together deliver, oa the average. 1.500 cubic meters per second. The water la derived frost melting mountain snows. Titanium steel rails for lallroada were first mnde experimentally In 1907. The results that they showed led to their manufacture by several steel com panies in 1908, and during 1909, ac cording to the Engineering and Mining Journal, their manufacture entered upon the commercial scale. Experi ments on the New York Ceatral hare confirmed those made elsewhere la showing that these rails wear several times as long aa those made of ordi nary Bessemer steel. Titanium has a great affinity for nitrogen, and slaea It 1 believed that considerable nitro gen remains as an impurity la ordi nary steel, the good effects ot aa alloy of titanium are ascribed to ita aH& as a flux, thereby removing Impurities and increasing the solidity ot the steel. The increased cost la put at $3.50 per ton of rails. Hoallr Poor l'tmman. There la a certain Phlladephta phj atclan of considerable prominence who is renowned -among hla friends as the worst penman Jn the Quaker city. He used to write them letters and thea feel hurt when they could not read them. When he wrote to persona who were not familiar with his scrawl they frequently would not know whom the letters were from. Some time age. ho Introduced a typewriter lato his office, and this rendered the body of the letter Intelligible, but did not clear up the difficulty over the signature. Now, however, says the Record, he haa had made a robber stamp bearing hla name and address la prlatlag. lie, signs his name la the usual scrawl, hut alongside he Impresses his stamp. It Is a little humiliating, he says, hut he no longer has aay trouble about per sons to whom he writes not knowing from whom the letters are. In the west, an automobile story la. always started on every man who makes more than a hundred dollars a month. Tho city is always la the situation oC a poor man .with very. etrTta. tastes.