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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, II. T., 8ATUnDAV. AUGUST 2, 1902.
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(Copyright 1002 by Arthur Johnstonu )
Telia How Whaley and MacLean Inter
vened, but node Empty-Handed to
SYNOPSIS -KnJcilck Halllnger j;ne Into IV
,l-lum trade lth his soiing Chinese Irlend. Anan,
tor whom Whalev is landing oplnm. Hie Maksim
arrives unexrectedly with a sarpo, a rartnl sshlsh
Whaley endeasmirs, by a douMe r'av. rt rut In
caclienrar llonakatian, Maul. Thev tollowthe Hal
cson and camp In a laa tunnel near the trass house
occur-fed ry Mrs. True, a hdlt-v,hlt. and her pretlv
daughter Matte. Mere they watch the Hate on land
five thousand rounds of nrlum In the lava caes Jml
are unable to locate the entrance In the meantime
sounit Ualllnurr becomes acquainted at tne grass
house. Uon his return they examine ttie face ot the
. and bv
irround cose, sshich can be reached nnlv from the sea,
They then search inland for an old entrance, formerly
used by Mrs. true shustandforsmueRline; purpose
svhkh they accidentally find near their eamp. T he'
bevln the search with an electric torch, and soon read
the sea, they alterwards discover twu aud a half
fonsof opium In the upper tunnel, which they remose
to their camp. The nest day Whatey and MacLean
appear on the scene and dlscoxer their loss . Dallln
rer forms a plan, and sends Anan Into the f nnnel tor
bis sun, ana tney await ini smugglers,
' Now let It work . Miscelef. thou art afool
Take thou what course thou w lit I' -Shakespeare.
I took the gui and ct It out ot sight
against a tree, but within easy reach,
Where I sat I could sec the entrance
In the ledge, whence they must
emerge, yet without danger of bclnj
seen by tlicin. I hastily gate Anan in-
structlons, which, 1 believed, with his
wit and tact, would carry us safely
through this unlucky accident. I did
not fear Whaley; It was MacLean, I
believed, would give us a turn, It was
his plan and theft we had thwarted: I
remembered with pleasure that Wha
ley bad opposed his dishonesty from
Anan at once gathered whatever
dirty linen thcro was and seated him
self at the edgo ot tho little brook, just
below; there ho was soon running u
miniature laundry, with two blocks of
lava and a half-bar ot yellow soap. Be
fore he went I had retouched his dis
guise at my easel, by adding twenty
years to his face. Tho antithesis
mado mo smile, as he sat with hal
pulled well over his eyes, washing my
underclothing with lazy, oriental Indif
ference, and singing a Chinese ditty.
Intermittently, In variable, falsetto;
but tho stake was high, and Anan
knew It. As for me, I felt no quaver,
although I expected a row: It is
strango how a circumstance will brace
a man to action, and prick bis cour
age Into trim!
Ucforo I Knew It, Mncl.ean had
emerged nud "as crossing tho open to
wards Anan, who did not see hlin, or,
if ho did. gave no sign. MacLean
stopped ten metres away and stood a
spell looking at him. Suddenly I 'saw
his eyes Hash and nn evil look come
Into his face; ho had mado up his
mind, und walked rapidly to the brook,
which ho overleaped. Then Anan
looked up; but bo Immediately contin
ued work, breuklug the silence abrupt
ly, with n bar or two ot carsplltting
"act up! you d d Chinaman!"
yelled MacLean In a tall rage. "Get
up! d you! and show mo whero
you've hid that stuff! If you don't,
and d d quick, by Q d! I'll slit
your yellow throat and hang you on
that cocoanut tree by the queue, as a
yarning to plpo-hlttlug thieves!"
MacLean was flourishing a bright,
sharp dirk In dangerous proximity to
Anan, who slowly retreated upon mo;
he was evidently well lrlgbtened, and
1 knew It was time to Interfere, before
MacLean's rage carried him away. In
an Instant I covered him with my gun,
wboro I sat at my easel, and called
"Stop that! What tho devil d'you
mean, my little fellow! by offering to
carvo my Chinese servant beforo my
facet Turn this way, and up with both
bands! This gun's loaded for ducks
or fools!" I concluded with a sneer.
lie turned with a start, and, as he
looked Into the barrels ot my Parker,
he raised his hands, holding the dirk
In hlB right; bis face remained aa ex
pressionless as a Greek mask such a
master In roguery was he! Tho only
cbaugo I noticed was that his face
went from palo to redt then pale again.
After looking me over coolly, bo said
in a voico calm enough, but not devoid
ot a vicious lurch:
"To h 1 with you both!" Then ho
looked at the knife In bis hand, and
again at me.
"Ah I'lngl" I called to Anan, 'tako
that knife and bring It to mo!"
Anan looked at mo quickly, and 1
saw his eyes flash; then he went slow
ly towards MacLean, but stopped a
foot short and said, in broken English:
"Mo flald! Ho too much damfool!
You speak him dlop knlfo; mo pick
"Drop that dirk!" I called over my
An ugly look came Into MacLean's
eyes, as ho turned his glance for a mo
ment on Anan then back to me, ho
looked me steadily In the eyes for thir
ty seconds, but hesitated no longer:
tho knife rang sharply, as It struck
tho hard lava, and MacLean took a
' step forward, but I cried:
"Stop there! This Is a choko-bore,
and I would make an ugly corpse ot
your prettlness, were I too shoot you
at closer range,"
"Damn you!" he said In a law tone,
thrusting a vicious glanco at me.
Anan picked up tho dirk, but, as ho
raised his head, ho cried: "Look out!
One man cornel"
"Come here, Ah I'lngl" I called to
him; when ho reached my Bide I con
tinued In a whisper, without taking
my eyes from MacLean; "Go as quick
ly as possible to tho house and tell
Made to send mo the Mauser rifle,
but tell her I want It only for protec
tion, and that there's no danger or
you won't got Itl"
In an Instant he was gone, but be
foro he reached the grass house, Wha
ley came suddenly upon the scene Just
behind MacLean. I could see them
Cache on Maui
both, ns he stopped, but little out of
range of my gun. Ho was dressed in
n corduroy riding suit and wore a tnn
belt over his black-silk sash; from
this hung a Smith & Wesson revolver
his coat lay across his mm. He was
the snme fine-looking, well-bred Wha
ley, I had met nt tho Hawaiian Hotel;
but his smile gave way to surprise, as
ho fell across tlur open enmity, and he
"What's this? What the deH's
this, Mac? Why, Dalllnger!" he ex
claimed, as ho recognized me, "What
the h l's up? What d'you mean by
this unfriendliness to friends?"
"I'm very pleased to see you, Mr.
Whaley," I cried heartily, "but that
rogue's no friend of mine; and, had 1
given blm that ho deserves, he would
now bo chock full of duckshot nt short
range, for attempting, gratuitously, to
cut the throat of my servant.'
In a Hash Whaley understood, and,
slipping between us deftly, so that my
gun covered him, Instead of MacLean,
be said with a pleasant smile:
"Why, gentlemen, there's somo mis
take here! Mac, this Is my friend,
Mr. Dalllnger; he's one of Anan's
friends he's all right! And this," ho
continued, turning to me, "Is Mr. Mac-
Lean, who is moro than friend my
I bowed stiffly, but MacLean took no
heed; turning abruptly upon Whaley,
Your friend, eh? Well, Dill Whaley
If I'm' more than your friend, as you
say, give me that gun for two minutes,
until I force these d d thieves to
return that opium!" and he made a
grab at Whalcy's belt.
Whaley picked him up bodily and
pitched htm back, wheio he lay half-
stunned upon the hard lava. When he
bad recovered sufficiently to get his
feet, Whaley said, with polished Irony:
"Why, you fool! you must be drunk;
there s no question of opium! Are you
aware you aro with gentlemen, who
have not grown Into smuggling? Or
perhaps," ho Bneered, "you're In tho
business, and arc laying plans to rest
In a Maul jail for a few months, until
you can arrange for a longer vacation
of five or ten years with Captain Trip,
on Oahu Island. I'm thinking, Mac, '
he concluded In kindlier voice, "I'm
thinking you'd better get on your
horse and rldn Into Lahalna, keeping
your mouth shut, In future!"
MacLean eyed us askance for somo
time, finally saying: "11111 Whaley, lt'i
circumstances not you that's beat
me for tbti present; but, mark my
words: I'll put the Lahalna pollco to
watch these d d thloves; they shall
not handle a dollar from tho stuff,
after stealing It no; by G d! not n
dollar!" Then turning nud nodding
grimly nt mo ho concluded: "Dy, bye!
and tell that Chinese spy of yours, I
Intend to cut his throat nnd hang his
head up to dry, beforo I leave the 1st-
"Go, now, Mnc!" cried Whaley,
pointing at tho horses "go! or by
the Lord! I'll make you!" As ho said
this, his countenance changed quickly,
end 1 could seo danger mounting
through his face and Bhlnlng In his
eyes. MacLean suw It as well; nnd
he turned and went without reply, ex
cept a short, nervous laugh, that seem
ed a threat In Itself, hurled at parting.
MacLean was hardly gono before
Anan returned, bearing tho Mauser
gingerly upon his arm; ho walked
straight to mo and Bald: "MIbs Mallo
she say here gun, and take heap caro
of him" Then ho fumbled In bis
blouso and gave me a handful of long,
Blender brass cartridges, each carry
ing four grains ot smokeless powder,
'the missiles, when shot, would pene
trate half a dozen men at a distance of
seventcen-bundred-forty metres, or
about one mite: they would kill a man
at nearly double that distance.
Whaley bent his dark eyes keenly
on Anan as he bad upon mo that
night at the Hawaiian Hotel but said,
smiling, as one who wins: "Ah! Dal
llnger, that's a plucky servant ot
yours; by tho bye, how's Anan? I ex
pected to seo him here, after finding
I looked him In tho eye" and gavo
him an Irish answer, saying: "How
tho devil did you come here, Whaley?"
Dut, as I looked hlra over, I noticed
the remnant ot tho slender black
chain, which had held the diamond, so
curing his black sash, dangling on bis
shirt front; so I concluded: "I bco you
have lost a Jewel!" and I pointed to
his disarranged sash.
"So I have, Dalllnger," he said with
out BUrprUe, "and I'm well out of a
bad Job at bo slight a loss. Now, let's
take a stioll your servant will tako
care of your traps I have something
to say to you."
We returned In halt an hour and, as
we stopped out of earshot ft the camp,
Whaley laid his hand on my arm and
"Now, Dalllnger, It Is understood:
You will explain my position 'to Anan;
I don't wish to break with tho com
pany It wouldn't pay me. MacLean
Is a hot-head, who promised to keep
out and manage tho factory at tho Drlt
lsh Columbia end; but ho haB jumped
In and almost ruined things, at tho
wrong time. There arci thousands ot
dollars In tho opium trade, Just as
long as tho present kanaka govern
ment lasts, It may be annexation In
a few years, and then we're up; wo
can't fight tho United States author!
ties and make It pay. Now, although
you will not admit it, I know you and
Anan havo that opium, you're wel
come to It. As you know, I was an un
willing convert to Mac's plan; and I
will stand by you and tbe Chlneso
company I oak no questions, but I
will glvo you this advice: Look out for
MacLean; ho will do you up, it ho can I
I shall do my best to hold him back;
but look out for him, as he will be In
chargo ot tho Halcyon and will dog
you, when you move tbe stuff, I will
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leave for Hongkong, as soon ns I can
get my portion of tho money, or Its
equivalent. I want no trouble, and I
hoprjtu sec you In Honolulu bcfoio I
leave. Now. Dalllnger, do we under
stand ciich other?"
, I ntiBwered him In a way that would
have won n nod of approval from grim
I'rlnro Metternlch; then he rode after
MacLean. Ucforo he passed the turn
In the road, he wnved his hand; as ho
did so, his profile showed against tho
blue, like that of a courtier, out of
somo old story book.
TelU How the Maul Police Were Fool
ed, and How We Re-Shipped the
Opium Before the Halcyon Returned
' Tw as such fair truth.
That they descrledjnot were her wit dcceUed -llall
It was 3 o'clocV before Anan was
ready to start for Lahainn; we had Just
finished luncheon and it was agreed
that the news of our encounter with
Wbnley and MacLean should not bo
told until after bis departure. During
the meal, Mrs. True and Malle were In
the best of spirits, although I could see,
from tho way Malle watched me, tho
borrowing of tho Mauser had dlsturb:il
her; but she said nothing at that time.
Later, when Anan bad shaken bands
with us and had gono into the garden
with Mrs. True, to get n root of a rare
fern ho desired, Malle turned to me
and asked: "Did you bring the rillo,
"No, denr; 1 did not," I said, laugh
ing; "but, why do you ask?"
"Do you know, Hodcrlck, 1 would
rather you lost all than have anything
happen! Do you not understand?" sho
exclaimed, with eager voice.
"Come, Mallei" cried her mother
from the steps, "get me a piece of pa
per and a bit of moss to wrap Anan's
We watched blm ride away until he
vanished In the eye of the setting sun,
like some quaint figure fading out of
a garish oriental fan upon the horizon;
after lie had gone we stood chatting
some time beforo we turned to scats on
the veranda. I lingered an hour; then
to tho tunnel and to bed, with the
Mauser at my side.
(To be Continued.)
TRANSVAAL POSTAGE STAMPS.
The Transvaal Government has Is
sued a set of postugo stamps, which
are in great demand by collectors.
"I hero are ten varieties, each of a dif
ferent color, ranging In price from 1
cent to $2.50. All of the stamps bear
the head of King Edward, facing to tho
left, In an ovel within a llnely beaded
frame. In gray-black. Above the head
is a ciown, nnd nt the foot the word
"Transvnal." Tho 1-cent stamps are a
bluish green, nnd tha colors of tho
others rango from scarlet to orange.
"llvo green and purple. Tho Drltlsh
llfiti In I anfflnn nt,in,illiin In .n....t.t
colonial office, meantime, Is consider
ing n new coat-of-arms design by
Lockwood Kipling, father of the poet
nnd novelist, for the new Orange Hlvcr
colony, which was formerly tho Or
ange Kreo State. The coat-of-arms
consists ot a plain heraldic shield
hearing nn orange tree, and above It n
tudor rose; on the ground aro waved
lines, tho symbol of water, typifying
the name Dloemfonteln. Two spring
boks support the shield.
A piece of parliamentary repartco
quite as good as the famous retorts In
the IIouso of Commons and our Cou
rt ess comsc from a Now England Uni
versity. Two students, ranged against
each other In debate, grew very warm
rnd took to commenting on each oth
er's oratorical manner. One ot them
poke with much cmphaBls, letting the
stress of his voice fall explosively on
His opponent opened his speech by
saying: "My friend on tho negatlvo
thinks to win this debate by speaking
exclamation marks and Halls."
The other could do nothing nt tho
moment to turn the laugh which this
speech raised, but when his turn camo
ha "got back' at bis opponent with
"My friend on the affirmative Bays I
speak italics. I should say that he
uses Italics In the way they are used
In tho English Bible, not to emphasize,
bu to mark what Is not original and
Inspired." Youth's Companion,
e i a
A certain little Flemish watering
placo, which Is much frequented by
bngiish and American visitors In tho
summer, possesses two attractions, In
the shape of a Presbyterian place of
worship and a rouletto table. One of
tho "faithful" had quite recently a
most ingenious Idea. After the num
ber of the hymn succeeding the ser
mon was given ho stole away, and In
vested all ho was worth on the num
ber of the hymn. Needless to say, the
number turned up, and the lucky coup
becamo the talk ot the village for the
rest of tho week. Next Sunday the
churcn was crammed to tbe door. Tho
pious pastor was rejoiced In heart, af
ter n powerful address he gave it
"Hymn No. 27." 'Iho moment Hie
words left his lips, to his consterna
tion, there was a rush to the door, and
he was left with a faithful handful fl
upraise their agitated strain of praise,
As for tho rest, they made a bee-lino
from the house of prayer to the house
of play. It Is Bald that their little ad
venturo cost them all very dear.
One of Mllton'B biographers siys that
nearly twenty years elapsed between
the sketching out of tbe plan of "Para
dise Lost" and the completion of that
work. Tbe actual labor of composition
was condensed Into two or three yean.
Ferns from the woods are btst for
Buckingham Palace, the Home
llucklngham I'alacc Is today one of ling House; tho name wan next chang-
London's most comfortnblo mansions, led to Arlington House, nnd when, in
Extensive alterations wcro carried outl1703, Jolm Sheffield, Duke of Ducking-
at tho beginning of the yenr, nnd the
private apartments wcro completely
His Majesty's suite of rooms Is sit
uated In the right wing, looking on to
the gardens, which, as every ono
knows, run up Constitution hill. Tho
gardens arc forty acres in extent; a
particular feature ot them is tbe lake,
covering no less than five acres. There
are boats on It, and at royal garden
parties they are manned by royal wa
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pleasure of any of the guests who may
caro for a row,
The gardens arc beautifully laid out.
and are well wooded. Tho prospect
irom tho King's apartments does not
In the slightest suggest thnt the palaco
nea iu me very ncari oi mo metropolis, ma not live there. It was only In the
girt by a belt of brick and mortar from last reign, when Queen Victoria took
naif a dozen to a dozen miles In up her residence there, that the man
breadth. on at last came to be stvled Hur-klnr.
It was only by cbanco that Bucking-
bam Palace ever becamo a royal resl-
dence. It occupies the slto of the mul-
berry gardens laid out by James I. In
nts unsucccsstui attempt to start a
silk industry In London. Subsequently
theso gardens became a public pleas
ure ground "a Billy placo with a wil
derness somewhat pretty," according
to Pepys where the fashionable thing
to do was to go and eat.mulberry tarts.
Originally Goring House,
Tho house was originally called Gor-
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YnVl ikaLealAaW!lLtlay WQ tfMm&EKUJi
All England eagerly awaits the tlino when King Edward VII. will once
among his loving subjects. The continuous progress In His Majesty's condition Justifies tho hopo that King Ed
ward will soon bo nble to take his first carriage ride. The above snapshot made on tho now historic occasion ot
the King's last ride In public shows how the King and Queen will drive through London's streets as soon as His
Majesty Is able to appear abroad.
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Mrs. Syngros, a wealthy American,
has furnished the money tor lonstruct
Ing o fine boulevard to connect Atheitt
with Us seaport, Piraeus. Tho cost Is
nearly ..C0.000. Heretofore there has
been nothing but a wretched highway,
making travel by any vehicle a matter
Buenos Ayres has Issued Its criminal
statistics tor 1901. They include 90
murders, 244 attempted murders, 2710
assaults and over 6000 thefts, burglar
ies and swindles.
American brewers have already In
vested (4,000,000 in and about Havana,
The undersigned, for many years en
gaged in business in Honolulu, would in
form the public that he is in no way inter
ested in or connected with, the under
taking business carried on by Mrs. Emily
Cameron Williams, under the name of
B. C. Williams.
C. E. WILLIAMS.
nam, uotigiit It, It becamo Buckingham the King a suite, nnd the walls aro
House. The Duko of IJucklnghnm dc- painted green, which has a delightful
moltshcd the old structure, nnd built In ly fresh effect coupled with tho snowy
Its placo u mansion of red brick. white mouldings and tho bright ma-
When Georgo HI. was looking out hogany doors,
for n moro commodious town houso A singular featuro In nil tho rooms
than St. James' Palace, Buckingham In tho palace is the abundance of mlr
House happened to bo In the market, ror doors. Every door Inside the room
and he bought It for only 21,000. is a hugo mirror, decorated with gilt
wun mo exception ot ucorgc lv all
tho children ot Georgo III. were born
under Its roof.
In 1775 tho property was settled by
act of Parliament on Queen Charlottn
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then became known as Queen's House,
Tho old name of Buckingham House
was rcvUcd when, In 1825, tho present
building was bcKtin by Georeo IV.. nc-
'cording to the designs of John Nash.
iWllllam IV. nccr cared for It. and bo
Here, In 18)0, the princess royal
the Empress Frederick was born to
Queen Victoria and the Prince Con
tort, and here also. In the following
year, on Not. ember 9, was born tho
kecond child, King Edward VII.
The King's Apartments.
King Edward's private apartments
comprise about six rooms. All hnvn
doois communicating from room to
room, bo that It would bo possible,
were all tbiown open, to look through
RIDES THROUGH LONDON
IN THE GOOD OLD DAY8.
There was not a public library In
the United States,
Almost all tho furniture was Import
ed from England.
An old copper mine In Connecticut
was usetf as a prison.
There was only one hat factory nnd
that mado cocked hats.
Virginia contained a fifth of the
whole population of the country.
A man who jeered at the preacher
or criticized the sermon was fined.
Two stage roaches boro all the tra
vel between New York and Boston.
A day laborer conlsderc-d
of King Edward
half a dozen rooms, for tho doors are
all in a straight line.
There Is a long corridor running by
Nothing could bo more charmingly
cool than tho royal apartments In this
hot weather. They are all beautifully
'furnished, but not altogether newly
: for when ,ho8Kmg
from Marlborough IIouso ho caused
jmnny of his pet household gods to bo
brought over his familiar writing ta-
hlr lil rnvnHt.. i,nira nn.t nt mnn
'a perfect gallery of photographs of his
family and numerous friends.
Queen Alexandra's apartments also
face the gardens, but aro in tho oppo
site wing of tho palace. They, too,
havo been entirely rcnovatcd,thls year,
and arc now most comfortable-
Buckingham Palaco has been called
tho ugliest palaco In Europe. Al
though Its cast facade, seen from the
mall, has on Imposing appearance, tna
site cannot be called a flno one. Look
ing down nt the palaco from tho Pic
cadilly flank of the Green Park, It will
bo Been that It lies on very low ground
which at one tlmo must havo been
marsh. Just beyond arc streets which
until n few years ago were some ot the
worst slums ot Westminster.
moro bn able to nnnear abroad
I well paid with two shillings a day.
The whipping post and pillory were
"" standing In New York and Bos-
Trousers were fastened with pegs or
The church collection was taken in a
bag at the end of a pole with a bell
attached to arouse tho Bleep contrlbu
The native clematis can scarcely be
valued too highly. A fairly hardy per
ennial, and will thrive and bloom gen
crously under much moro trying condi
tions than those usually considered
necessary for its success.
HOTELS FOR CASTAWAYS
In the Indian Occnn, nearly midway
between tho Cape of Good Hopo and
Tasmania, is Amsterdam Island an un
inhabited and well-nigh InacccBslblo
rock, Bterlle, wild and wind-swept.
Yet a Bhlp's crow that has tho mis
fortune to be cast away upon It need
not perish, for hero is situato one of
tho many depots for shipwrecked mar
iners, "I'hlcli our own nud other govern
ments hnvo dotted about on tho lond
places of the earth.
This particular depot or hotol has
been established In n largo cavern on
the side of a hill about 800 ynrds from
the northeast extremity of tho Island,
and contains 1,350 pounds of prcservetl
beef, 1,125 pounds of biscuits, 10 wool
en shirts, 10 pairs of cotton drawers,
10 blankets, and 1 soldered red box In
side which aro four packets ot
matches. Thcro aro also cots for
sleeping on a cooking pot nnd a quan
tity of dry wood, whllo hard by cab
bages and celery grow wild, nnd flsh
and lobsters abound near tho only
The officers of tho French man-of-war,
Euro, who established this store,
also planted two flagstafts, and mid
way between them a cross, with a
view to assisting possible castaways
to locate it. Having landed, tbe ship
wrecked mariners aro Instructed to
climb to ono or tho other of theso
flagstafts, from cither ot which tho
cross can bo plainly discerned. Ono
of the nrms points directly to two
ruined stono huts, a little way beyond
which Is tho cavern, tho entrance to
which faces seaward.
Sixty miles north of Amsterdam Isl
and Is St. Paul's, another lonely Islet
ot volcanic origin, and hero also a
similar work of mercy has recently
been carried out by tho same ship.
Tho depot In this case, however, is In
a hut of rough stones with a thatched
roof, which has been specially erect
ed on tho northern side ot tho crater
of the extinct volcano whoso lava-ln-criwtcd
sides occupy practically tho
entire land surface of the Island. Tho
provisions nnd clothes aro similar in
kind and quantity to those mentioned
above; but, ns an extra precaution,
they hnvo been packed within thirteen
iron-hooped barrels coated with tar
and sand nnd secured under a tarpau
lin. On the door ot tbe hut Is an In
scription In French: "Victuals and
clothing for shipwrecked sailors."
Franco Is not nlono In this peculiarly
praiseworthy work of mercy. Great
Britain Is constantly establishing sim
ilar depots on lonely, uninhabited Isl
ands, the majority of which have at
some period or another dono good ser
vice in saving life, but somo ot which
remain undisturbed year after year.
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
BIRDS MADE A SIEVE.
In tho mountains ot Tenncssco a
Btrnngcr came upon a man who was
shovelling coal upon n wooden sieve.
Upon Inquiry how on earth ho got such
a curious thing, the old man replied:
"Stiangcr, I don't think you'll biceve
mo If I tell you."
"Oh. yes, certainly," said tho man.
"I will bcllovo you."
"Wa'll," said tho mountalner, "It
war' this way. About five year ngo 1
lived down on the side of the mountain
thar woodpeckers nnd other kind o'
birds Is powerful thick. That a' thing"
pointing to tho sieve "war my door
to my cabin, it 'ud mock any bird that
tiles. Pud Jest sit thar' somo summer
ovenln' and jest roovo It and every bird
camo that war Imitated.
"Jlowsumever, ono day I left my cab
in to go huntin' and went prcamblln'
down tho mountain. Wa'll, somo wind
como along and made that ar' door
Imitate a woodpecker. First ono como
and then a whllo pile o tho critters.
They lit In on tho door and when I
como It wur' jest like ye seo It."
Tno man thanked him and moved on.
"I declar'," said the mountaineer, "I
don't bicevo ho thought I war' tellln
tne truth." And ho resumed shoveling
UP TO DATE.
Mayor's Secretary William P. Ryan
was commenting on tho wny In which
many Illiterate persons seem to get
along In tho world. "Tho late William
J. Carroll used to tell a good story
along this line," said Mr. Ryan. "Ho
had business connected with tho col
lection of rents which used to tako
him to a certain placo on the eastern
shoro at Intervals. On one occasion
ho went Into a storo there, the proprlsv
tor of which could neither read nor
write. While ho was there a man
came In who was evidently a regulai
"'I owe you somo raonoy, don't I?"
ho said to tho storekeeper.
"The latter went to tho door and
turned It around so that the'L.k was
"'i hat's so,' ho replied; 'you owo
mo for a cheese.'
"'A cheese?' replied the customer;
'no, 1 don't.'
Tho storekeeper looked at tho door
'"That's bo,' ho said, it's a grind
stone. I didn't bco the dot In the mid
mo'." Baltimore oun.
MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
Prof. II. W. Prcntls, principal of tho
Hodgden school, tells a Joke on him
self with much enjoyment, relates the
St. Louis Post dispatch. Ono day dur
ing an examination, when he was visit
ing tho various rooms, he stopped to
nsk a very bright boy a Bum in algebra
and, although tho problem was com
paratively easy, bo could not answer
It. Prof. Prentis remarked, and with
some show of severity:
"My boy, you ought to be ablo to do
that. At your ngo Georgo Washington
was a surveyor."
Tho boy looked him straight In tho
eye and answered:
"Yes, sir; and at your ago he was
president of the United States."
The conversation dropped at that
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