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tations and turnings, the "beast
following the scent of his track.
Once they came face to face, one
thickness of wires only between
them. The leopard turned, snarl
ing and the man thrust his dag
ger through the meshes and
scratched its shoulder. The spec
tators broke into applause.
One turn they were carried
apart. The man had chosen the
right passage. He might yet win
freedom without meeting the.
leopard. But suddenly he per
ceived with horror that the path
he was following ended in a blind.
He must turn back! The beast
was close upon him.
He began to run panting. The
leopard, purring heavily, was
loping parallel with him. They
.would meet face to face. No! A
Budden opening on the left, and
the captive had placed another
tvaH of meshes between them.
Then a thought flashed through
his brain. Was the leopard real
ly formidable at close "range?
Surely not, unless it could have
rantage ground to spring. Why?
the terrible menace of the big cats
ky only in their litheness. Here,
where a man could hardly squeeze
past another, what was there to
fear? If he could catch it -at a
turn, when the sported body was
hampered ! , ' " T
The leopard was running par
illel with him towarf"the open
ing in the wire wall .that separat
sd them. The man stole up to the
mtrance. The beast, with a fierce
marl, sprang for the opening,, at
which its victim stood. One in
stant its speed slackened as it
turned, presenting its flank to
him; the next, the captive had
driven his dagger fairly beneath
the shoulder into the heart. x
He darted back as the heavy
body bounded into the air and fell,
quivering, at his feet. Then, firm
and undaunted, he faced the ap
plauding multitude. He had won
liberty, and Dhuleep Singh would
never fail to heap honors upon so
brave a warrior.
BASEBALL STRIKE OVER;
DETROITS PLAY TOpAY.
Philadelphia, May 21. Detroit
ball players were fined $100 each
at the league meeting this after
noon. Cobb still indefinitely sus
pended. Washington, May 21. Base
ball's first strike is over. The De
troit Tigers will play the Nation
als here this afternoon..
Ty Cdbb, however, who was
the storm center of the controver
sy, is still on the outside looking
in. Ban Johnson refused to lift
the indefinite suspension on the
Georgia peach until he has thor
oughly investigated the assault
Cobb made on a spectator in New
York last week.
What action the -league mag
nates, who are meeting today in
Philadelphia, will take has not
been intimated. It is believed
that the striking- players will be
-disciplined, probably by fines.
President Navin of Petroit has
offered to pay any fines, that are
Trouble max arise if Navin