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The Cafo Jean was situated at
thc corner of a quiet street ia
Paris - remarkably quiet at all
times, considering thc near proxim
ity of a noisy and much frequented
boulevard,, bat particularly so after
ll o'clock at night.
*L?ie one evening most of the ha
bitues of this bright and comforta
ble cafe had taken tneir departure,
raising their hats, aa ?the manner ia
in France, to Mme. Jean, the smart
ly dressed and dignifiefl proprietress,
who, sitting at her post behind tho
marble comptoir, smiled and bowed
in. return as they went out. The
blinds were already down and the
doors closed in preparation for the
ID'Wdame sat a little longer, lis
tening to the gossip of the neigh
borhood gathered during the day
by the head waiter to retail for her
special amusement when the day's
work was over and one could in
dulge in a little relaxation. Then,
looking round and seeing that near
ly all tho well known customers
who every evening played dominoes
or cards and ?ipped coffee or drank
eau sucre or stronger mixtures un
der her vigilant but friendly eye
had left, she retired for the night,
leaving the remainder to tho care
of her faithful Alphonse. There
were only about a dozen people now,
and everything was sleepily quiet
in the cafe, when suddenly the still
ness was rudely broken ny a loud;
voice exclaiming angrily:
"It is a lie I I don't believe a
word of it, and I defy you to prove
All looked up, startled, from
game or newspaper as these words
burst from one of the occupants of
a small table at the farthest end of
? the room. The speaker seamed very
8 much excited. His companion, on
H the contrary, remained cool and
i gell possessed under the provoca
I tion, but his white face and pecul
9 iar glittering eyes >elied that out
I ward appearance -nd arrested at
! tention when noticed.
Thc two had been engaged for
I some time in close and earnest con
9 versation, without raising their
H voices, interrupted only now and
9 then by subdued exclamations and
H incredulous remarks from the ex
9 cited man, which evidently did not
H succeed in either shaking or mov
? ing the pale man, who continued
H talking to him and answering his
9 objections quietly until his oppo
I nent, losing all self control, sprang
Bj to his feet and violently disturbed
? the inmates of the cafe by the angry
words quoted above.
Seeing that he had attracted gen
ii eral attention, he looked around
? and said:
"Gentlemen, I appeal to you all.
H I am sorry if I have disturbed you
I with somewhat violent language,
I but you shall judge whether I am
? justified in refusing to believe the
H story I have just heard. We hap
I pened to sit at the same table and
H naturally entered into conversation.
3 Our talk drifted from one subject
I to another until I made some jok
S ing remark ( about the so called
H scientific research into the myste
I ries of the spiritual world. I grant
Sj it is a fascinating subject even for
I an unbeliever like myself and a
I good one for conversation and play
H ful badinage, but to be told serious
? ly and as an undeniable fact that
I the spirits of the departed can and
H do revisit this earth when they
5S| have promised to do so passes the
H bou mis of credulity. My neighbor
H tells this most extraordinary story:
I Two years ago tonight he lost hie
I dearest friend, a lifelong friend,
H who on his deathbed, seeing ^hifi
? despair, solemnly promised that he
BS would appear to him on the anni
? versary of his death, which took
? place about midnight, if this friend
1 invoked his spirit. He affirms thal
9 he has already seen him once since
9 he died. Now, I ask you as men oi
B sense, living in the nineteenth can
9 tury, is it possible to beliqve snell f
9 statement ?"
I The pale man had flushed angrilj
B during this speech, but it was onlj
9 a transient betrayal of feeing, foi
I his face resumed its former pallor
? although his eyes retained then
9 strange light, and it was with ?
B marked expression more of annoy
9 ance than anger that he repli?e
9 calmly :
? "Jt is nothing to me whether yoi
I believe or not. I have simply stated
Ia fact, and it is the truth. Yoi
I pressed me with questions concern
? hig that great trouble of my lif<
? until I told you all-my despai
9 when I lost my friend after yeajra o
? mutual devotion and attachment
9 and his promise to return. I tol<
9 you truthfully that he had airead;
vj kept his promise once, but you dil
9 not believe me. I do not wonder
M-the spiritual world is a closed hool
? to thc majority. A glimpse is oh
? tained now and then by some, bu
? chiefly by conjecture and specula
9 tion only, whereas actual exp sri
jj?tooatal knowledge is rare and no
?often communicated. I told yoi
9^hat my privileged experience ha<
? "Cen, and I can prove it, incredibl?
?Qs it may appear to you." ,
9 While he was speaking a numbe
?of new arrivals had invaded th
?caiV, calling in on their way from
?fcoiirhboring theater for a drink o
9a cigar. Their curiosity bein;
?nrotised by the words they had par
?tially heard, they drew near to lu
?ten and, being; informed of wha
had happened, joined tfio others in
discuss^g the pros and cons of this
dermtnWn topic, some dashingly,
some seriously, a^cordb ? to the
view they took of 'Jae sucject. No
one seemed to tafee it very seriously,
however, except a few, who shook
their heads doubtfully, while others
laughed at them and joked about
spirits. Above the Babel-like noise
exclamations and snatches of con
versation could be heard, such as:
"Impossible 1" "Who knows? Do
you?" "What will you bet ?" "I am
no fool!" "I bet a hundred francs
he can't provo it!" "Strange things
happen r etc.
The gambling element asserting
itself, beta ran high, and it was
finally agreed to deposit the stakes
in the hands of the incredulous
man, and then they called upon the
spiritualist with the weird look in
his eyes to make good his words.
He seemed strangely reluctant
and nighed and hesitated, but at
last he made up his mind and said:
"If I comply with your request,
you must all submit to my condi
tions. You must give mo your
promise that no one will attempt to
intrude upon mo or disturb me in
ary way and that I shall have one
witness with me."
This was considered quito reason
able, and all consented readily.
"I need not add that of course
you will hold yourselves bound in
honor to keep the conditions faith
fully. You, sir," he continued, fix
ing his basilisk eye on his oppo
nent, who winced perceptibly, "shall
be that witness. You must accom
Sany me into the next room. Tho
oors shall be left open, and you
will have to describe aloud what
ever you may see. If the experience
turns out to bo a painful one, you
have only yourself to thank for it."
With these words he rose and
walked toward the corridor leading
to the inner part of the house and
beckoned to the other man, who, by
this time considerably subdued, hes
itated for a minute; but, putting on
the best face he could, ho took up a
lighted lamp from a table and fol
lowed him into the first room to
the right, leaving the doors wide
As they disappeared a strange
hush fell over the noisy and excited
company. Silence reigned for some
time, until the twelve strokes of
midnight were heard sounding dis
tantly from a church clock. Then
a voiee arose in th 9 next room, say
ing slowly and solemnly:
"Maurice Durand, thou who didst
promise that on the anniversary of
our cruel parting thou wouldst give
me the consolation of seeing thee
again if I called upon thee to ap
pear, remember thy promise ! Dear
friend, I entreat thee come! Mau
rice, appear!" s
Then came a pause, amid breath
less silence, but soon the voice was
heard again, saying:
"Maurice, remember thy vow! I
beseech thee, appear!"
Another silence. Then another
voice was heard, saying in tremu
"There is a faint light in the
darkest part of the room. It takes
a shape I It approaches! It is-ah!
An unearthly shriek rent the air,
?c-lowed by a crash and a heavy,
fall, and then all was silence once
The startled listeners looked at
each other with dismay. Some had
turned pale, while , others looked ill
at ease, but all felt uncertain, irres
olute what to do. Some time elaps
ed before it was suggested that they
ought to disregard their promise
and go in and see what had hap
pened, 6o as to render assistance 'if
it were needed. A move was made
toward the room, but it was in ir. tal
darkness. A light was procured,
and this was what they found:
The room was empty, the lamp
was upset, the table overturned and
the window wide open - the two
men had gone and the stakes with
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Mr. Jerry Wogau Tells a Tittle '?tar) j
An uncouth specimen of the human
family, giving his name as Jerry Du
gan, appeared before the orderly ser
geant's desk at the central Poliee Sta
tion 1 .-.st night and filed his applioa
eation for a night's lodging. His hau*
waa through his hat and his feet waa ,
through his shoes. He was just an
ordinary hobo, who dropped in to
stay over until morning with the cop
"Yes, I have had a few little ups
and downs in my day," remarked the
tramp to a Reporter after he waa
securely locked up in a cell. 'Tve
bee.i ship-wreoked, lost and drowned,
as the sayin' goes, but I butted into
a proposition a few weeks ago that
would make the worst4of Edgar A,
Poe's midnight dreams ?0 'way baok
and sit down forever. And I might
as well make it understood before wad
ing any farther into this recital that
me and Mr. Boozo htve severed co
partnership now and for all time to
come. The oup that oheers and
paints landscapes on the imagination
has played its last and final prank
with my thinking organs and my rea
sons therefor are good and competent.
Through the gross oversight and care
lessness of a youthful surgeon in a
big publio hospital in a western town
I missed by a hair's breadth being
put away in Potter's Field alive.
But, as good luck would have it, for
one time in my checkered career I
woke up before the operation was com
pleted, and now I live to give out the
faot8 of that experience for the benefit
of mankind in general and for a cer
tain clasB of embryo doctors io par
"A short time baok I was hanging
around a corner gin mill in one of the
big burgs on the Great Lakes. It
was Saturday night and the first thing
I knew a gang of guyg hu? ms af. a
table filling my oarcass up on all the
mixed beverages in the barkeeper's
catalogue. I kept on loading up until
I went down r.ud out; just toppled off
my perch into the Band on the floor
and positively refused to rise again.
They let me doze for an hour or more
aod then undertook to bring me
around, but it was no go. I was done
for all to appearances-completely
knocked out. I shall always main
tain that Borne guy doctored my last
drink, for prior to that I. had never
had any sort of alcoholio mixtures to
limber me up in such a manner. They
pounded and thumped and punched;
stood me on my feet, but I was limp
as a dish rag. In desperation the eop
on the beat was called. He rung for
an ambulanoe and I was thrust into
the vehiole, whirled up to the emer
gency' ward of the hospital and
stretched out on a cot. Of course, I
didn't know all this at that time; I
didn't know anything until I woke up
in the morgue, where dead bodies are
placed for safekeeping-now we're
talking-one of these planes where
the departed spirits are laid away
until the expiration of thirty days
and if no one claims said deceased he is
transferred to the people's graveyard
and interred. But I'm switohing from
the main yarn.
"When I oame to myself I was
lying alongside the pleasantest look
ing stiff you ever feasted your vision
on. The pair of us occupied a double
berth in the big refrigerator. I was
rigged in a little white shroud with
fringes around the borders. My arms
were folded plaoidly across my breast
and my feet were neatly tied together
by a bandage wound around my ankles.
The party who laid me out for my
journey hence must have thought me
too lovely to die-plucked in life's
morning, as the feller says.
"Well, maybe I didn't let a yell
out of me when I opened my lamps
and saw where I was. Cold? I should
smile. You know stiffs have to be
kopt cool. The morgue keepers gen
erally keep the mercury hanging
around the goose egg in tho box sum
mer and winter through. All I had on
was a little tissue paper shroud that
saughtme just below the knees and
whose graceful folds clung fondly
about my bearded neok. When I
thick of wh .? an artist dream I
must have looked then I have to
laugh. But you can put up long odds
that I was not disposed to regard the
matter in alight vein at the time. As
[ say, I let go an Indian war whoop
that came near arousing my bed fel
low, who, I learned later, had preced
ed me by several days.
"Now, just imagine if you oan my
predicament. The last thing I was
ioing, as far as I know, I waa sitting
it a table in a corner saloon. There
waa musio in the air and drinking
material flowed freely. Now take me
mt nf ? nice warm room, while I am
supposed to he getting about all the
tan out of life that there is in it, and
vhile I am still sleeping peacefully',
move me into an ioe box with a dead
san, then suddenly wake mo up, turn
m the light, and you have my plight.
"I yelled and yelled; I beat on my
empopar y tomb the best I could with
ny hands and fest, hampered as they
ver?3, and soon I folt tho receptacle
n^thich I was resting slido ont into
ho open air and into.the presence of
l?verai men. I will have to make a
free and frank confession. I used
some very strong language. Just at
the time I was auder the impression
that tho boys at the saloon had put
up a joke on me and I was unable to
appreciate the humor of the situation.
"But, to make a long story shorter,
I was taken back to the ward, given
my clothes and discharged from the
institution as a well man. You see,
it was this way: When I .reached the
hospital a young guy looked me over
and pronounced me dead right off,
without going to the trouble of mak
ing a close examination. Of course,
having shaken of the mortal coil there
was nothing to do but preserve my re
mains until somebody identified me.
Failing in this Mr. Dugan would find
a happy home t>aderground.
"Suspended animation? I believe
they let it go at that. Whatever it is
it took away my thirst for all forms of
alcoholic stimulants, a thirst which- I
would not have parted company with
for D illions. But then T guess there's
no kick ooming for me when I think
how dose I lame to disappearing from
S publio life."-News and Courier.
Tho World ls Warned of Woe.
Death, disaster and terror, say the
stars, will continuo to astound the
world this year, according to L. G.
Key, an astrologer in tho Masonic
Temple. Tho disasters of the next
few months will be appalling. Seldom
has the world experienced such a se
ries of calamities as are said to be in
"The months of June and July,"
said Mr. Key, the other day, ' will be
filled with calamities. There are to
be terrific storms and many lives will
be sacrificed. Saturn is in his own
sign and disaster is bound to scatter
over the earth. Disturbances in the
earth like the eruption of the West
Indian volcanoes were predicted by
astrologers two yearB ago.
"At that time it was pointed out
tbat the world would be startled be
fore the end of two years by terrific
earthquakes and volcanio eruptions.
These will continue for a time and
Ifthen the disturbances will be in the
atmosphere. Storms will follow and
lives are endangered."
Mr. Key advocates the establish
ment of a Government department of
astronomy and astrology. If compe
tent men were to have charge of suoh
a department disasters such as the de
struction of St. Pierre could not oc
cur. Peoplo could have been warned
of that in time for them to escape if
astrologers had been employed to keep
track of the conditions, according to
Not only are lives and property im
periled, but Governments will be dis
turbed. Acoording to the astrolo
ger the stars point to serious trouble
in the> United States Congress
and the nation is to, have fresh trou
ble of threatening nature in the Phil
"There is sure to be an outbreak of
the natives near Manila, and the na
tion will have trouble," said Mr. Key.
"The signs of the stars indicate this
very clearly. I think it will be only
a short time before there is ?>n alarm
ing outbreak there and the government
would better keep a good lookout on
the conditions there."
All these things have been predict
ed and are printed in pamphlets that
circulate among the astrologers. Mr.
Key recently warned a friend who told
him of his intention of going to Mexi
co not to go, because of the threaten
ed disasters from earthquakes io that
"Litt th? ?OiJO OUST
the sore with washes and salves, becau
plying in the blood and the new Cane
ing keep up the irritation and dischai
announce the approach of the eating
sickening cancerous sore begins its
No nicer or sore can exist with
out some predisposing internal cause
that has poisoned the blood, and the
open discharging ulcer, or the f ester
iing sore on the lip, cheek or other
[part of the body will continue to
[spread and eat deeper into the flesh
[Cancer germs or morbid matter elimi
I S. S. S. cleanses the blc^d of all
lantidotal and purifying ptt? .rties tin
and restore the blood to its natural
carried to tnt
begins, the d
over and ne ?rs
minerals of an
If yem have an tiletrr or chronic so?
cal advice will cost you nothing. B<
the blood will be sent free. THE
Mr. Key has figured out on an as
trologic.it ohart that on the morning
the Mont Pelt;, eruption was in its
greatest fury that Saturn waa ?p
proaohiug the "house of death" and
that Mam and the sun were in the
samo "house," the "houBe of disaster."
Good Deeds Never Die.
Years ago an old, oldman paid peri
odical visits to the business houses in
Ho was a crank.
Some persons called him a nuisance.
His unkempt beard gavo him tue ap
poaranoe of an anarchist, but his fine
oyes, and his mouth as tender as a wo
man's told of a heart as big as sor
row, and a soul filled with good im
And thie old man was a queer eccen
tric beggar. Ho begged nearly ali thc
timo, early and late, and he put all he
owned and all ho could beg and earn
into oaring for ohildren, the children
of the poor.
He established a fresh air camp and
filled it with half-starved babies, little
folks who were so pinched and wan
and ill that you would think of white
coffins and narrow graves if you saw
That old man would carry a baby in
his arms for hours and croon over it
and tend it like a mother. He would
walk miles for a doctor, and pain-the
paiu that made children cry- -actually
And sometimes, when he would let
the pubiio have a look into his heart, a
great ambition could be seen. There
were so many to be oared for and sc
little to do with that all around there
was suffering that could not be as
That faot was a knife thrust in this
old man's heart, and he wanted t
fresh air camp BO big and broac
and wido and free that it would
have room for all-the babies bf th<
tenements and cellars and garrets
the cripples, the ohildren of poverty
Wasn't that a grand idea?
One day the old mau died with hil
work uncompleted. It is the way o
mankind, for ambition nearly alway
co vera moro than a life oan accomplish
The last thought of this old fellow wa
for the children, "his children," hi
The seed had been sown.
A good deed does not die. Some
times its growth is slow. The fros
' nips it and it is stunted beeaus<
of the laek of the sunshine of hu
man love and the tender warmtt
of human kindness. But it doesn'
Last week J. H. Wade discovered th<
seed planted by this kind old man it
his own breast.
J. H. Wade is a millionaire. H(
bas a yacht and ?ne horses, and if h<
has known of the sufferings of the
tenement babies, he hasn't said any
thing about it. If he has poked hit
way into garrets and hesrd ohildres
crying, no* one but he knew it. H<
never sent for a reporter and asked t(
be interviewed. He didn't make anj
But he gave the Cleveland fresh
air camp and to the cause of human
ity $100,000, and he sent along $20,00(
in cash, because it is getting warn
and the babies need immediate atten
That is the flower that grew from the
seed sown by Grand Old Father H. M.
Addison 13 years ago.
Good deeds never die.-Cincinnati
many respects like other ulcers or
dd this resemblance often proves fatal,
e time is lost in fruitless efforts to heal
se the germs of Cancer that are multi
er cells which are constantly d?velop
pe, and at last sharp shooting pains
and sloughing stage, and a hideous,
In February, 1800, I notlood a small
lump on my lower lip. The doctor cau
terised lt but another came and broke
out into an open sore. I booran to take
S. S. S. and after I had taken seven bot
tles the place healed entirely and no
Diena of the disease have been seen
?inoe. W. P. Brown, Hollands, S. O.
unless the blood is purified and the
nated from the circulation. , O
decaying effete matter. It has great
it spon destroy the germs and poisons
condition. And when pure blood is
? ulcer or sore the healing process
ischarge ceases and the place heals
kin forms. S. S. S. is a strictly vege
purifier containing no mercury or
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