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The first .tube' shows ,nothing. No
the second. But the. third! It is chol-.
Beverly becomes almost a maniac.
Skipton,' turning to curse him, pricks
his "finger. Quick! A, string bound
about his finger, as tight as the shak
ing Beverly can tie it, the serum
which had- arrived by. messenger just-
tnat day. skipton. is not atraia; ne
er. VAnyDoay else ui-tnere.' cries a
fireman at the window. The bid man
may die of cholera or he may not, J afld ..the. girl stand -clasped in qae
he is an .Englishman "doingiiis duty. 1 another's arms, silent, as flames agd
But Beverly- is'afrald. He takes a
revolver "from the; wall and shoots his
comrade in; the back. The 'first scene
ends. . ,
But Beverly is afraid. He takes a
revolver from the wall afld shoots his
.cpnwade in. the back. The first scene
f ends." Jt -v - .
Fiye days later. Bruff a division
chiefi-arrives on his rounds. He has
known .'both men w,ell. Beverly tells
hiniSkipton died of the cholera. Bruff
cross-questions'himj and soon charg
es him with the murder o"f Skipton.
The coward at first deniesbut finally
confesses.. Bruf promises him jus-'
tick . '
JJust then horrible cries are heard
outside "the Hut. Agonized screams,
the"howlingof a moh. A cholera pa
tient has escaped detention. He is
being stoned by a mob of his own
people. Soldiers are also in pursit of
him, their order to shoot him down.
He nears the hut. Beverly shrieks.
in terror. Bruff rushes out the door.
Beverly gets to the door just in "time
to have ?he cholera victim, half
naked, crazed, flng himself upon him.
.and twine about .him, crying to be
Four-soldiers'stand at the long win
dow, their rifle barrels aimed at the
struggling pair. ''Fire!" commands.
Bruff. There is- a volley ; white .man
and native roll dead, upon -the( floor. )
This dhampion nerve-racker is
sandwiched in between too little
comedies in a decidedly "broad" tdrn.
Then there is a three-scene playlet,
Li' which a young girl is taken by
her seducer to "the same hotel in
which Y father, a respectable man,
the vfc of 3oo. .much drink, ibVl
been piloted by a street walker.
The hotel takes fire. The girl and
her companion rush into the room of
the other .pair. Father and daughter
recognize one another. Firemen,save
the young man and the str,eet,;walk-
Anybody else in.- there ?" cries
smoke burst through the walls.
The curtain falls, ana the auaienae
coughs its way put of .the theater
' - O O , !fS
TESTING' OF OFFICER'S NERVE
COSTi. JOKER HIS LIFE v
St. Petersburg, March- 24. The
war office approved the findings of a
courtmartial at Warsaw which ac
quitted a young army lieutenant for
shooting and dangerously wounding,
under unusual -circumstances, a lieutenant-colonel.
The lieutenant had been frequents
ly tormented 'by his superior office'f
for receiving a wound in the Russ6
Japanese war in the back. FinalijP,
to demonstrate that this was no re
flection upon his personal courag"5
the lieutenant offered to submit. tB
anyest the other might prescribe.'"1
"Then spend a night alone with'S.
corpse in the army hospitai mpr
tuary," said the lieutenant-colonel. ji
.The lieutenant agreed, and, armeH
with a prayer-book' and revolver re
paired to the mortuary. Shortly
after midnight the corpse slowly
raisecl up and began to moan.. Com
pletely unnjerved the young -officer
started for ihe door, firing as "he. rail";
One of the bullets hit the corpse, wh'6
proved to be the lieutenant-coloneL
- o o 1
Children's arguments are often un
answerable. The other day a child
said to'her mother: "I wish I hdd a
new doll, mamma." "But your' old
doll," her mother answered, "is as
good as ever." "So am I as-good as
ever," the little girl retorted, "but the
doctor brought you a new baby."" ,j
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