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Deputy William Cadzow of the First
district, United States internal revenue
service, only a few days ago led a paity
of fellow officers Into the dense woods
near Jamaica, N. Y., known as the
"Black Stump district." Theie he iup
tured members of the Strnmpf baud of
illicit distillers and sellers of illegal whis
ky. It was the result of a long and per
sistent search on tie pan. of the men of
Collector Mooie's .staff, including Depu
ties Rawlins, Webster, Krisletter and
The "Black Stump district," says the
New York Herald, is one of the most
abandoned spots within 100 miles of New
York, the ideal place for moonshiners to
rarry on their nefarious trade. I visited
the spot, armed with only a camera, aii.l
found it unspeakably desolate. The si
lence of the tomb reigned through the
dense undergrowth, which seemed to be
abandoned of every living creature, and
a thick matting of dried and sodden
leaves made a carpet which drowned ev
ery footfall like velvet.
Hero and there through the forest was
seen the little huts of the L'olacks, living
in more or less'of squalor and with no ap
parent means of livelihood, yet apparent
ly well fed. Moousbiniug with them is
no pastime. It is a business, and one
which requires the nicest caution. Ever
and anon through the creepy thicket was
seen a darlrfigure Hitting from shadow to
shadow, leeiing this way and that, suspi
cious and yet arousing the gravest suspi
cion. Though clolhfil in the gaib of pov
erty, the moonshiner is not a poor man.
He meiely takes .n the habit of mendi
cancy so that he can plead innocence if
nccuseil of owning av illicit still or the
fruits of one, and also, in case of neces
sary flight, to lcae nothing more valu
able than wife, children and .1 rooking
stove behind him.
. On the occasion of Deputy C.tdow's
raid he found the suspicious hut anil, in
deed, the' whole outlying district under
armed guard. Open the approach of the
invaders a passwoid was whispered
through the silence of the Ilyrcanian
wood, and several of the gang took to
their henls. One of two made a show of
resistance, however, and were arrested.
"It was scarcely a typical raid," said
Deputy Caib-ow. "for I he reason L;iar we
did not catch any of the men in the ac
tual niaiiufactme of the spirits at the
time. We meiely seized all suspicious
pai-aphcimtlia and carted off our prison
ous. The raid was one of a scries which
we have followed up in the dense foiest
districts about Jamaica aud other nearby
Long Island villages. The vicinity seems
to bo particularly favorable to the cany
iiig on of the moouMiining trad", beijg
accessible to the niaikct Brooklyn and
New Yotl; .tnd jet as far estranged
from human habitation in parts as the
great Dismal swamp of the south."
"Do they'woik iu bauds, as the "pan
handlers,' the burglars and other crim
inals?" "Always," said the deputy. "This was
the Strnmpf gang, and wo ca nghl the
principal offender. The bands in both
New York and Brooklyn are well organ
ized and generally woik co-operatively
with those of the outlying districts. Some
of these rings are very ticli and power
ful. Take the Greenfield gang, for in-
RUNNING DOWN MUONsiUMiltS 1NNEWTOUK.
stance. It first operated on the west
side of New York. After it was raided
it was discovered that Grecufeld had
thousands of dollar" in many banks and
owned blocks of houses.
"Die was about to start for Russia,
having made enough over here in about
five years to retire from business. More
over, all his confederates were rich. As
they were not caught led handed, as it
were, they got off with n heavy tine for
liaviug an illicit still on their premises,
so they lay low for a few months. They
went down into the- lieait of the east
side and fitted up'a Cellar in Madison
street. Here they thrived mightily. They
had lined the interior of their cellar with
zinc, so that the smeh of the mash was
kept in, for it is often the peculiar odor
of steaming uia&h that betrays them."
'A good rerenne officer has a keen
sense of smell, then?"
"Yes; it has led to many a raid in most
unexpected places. On this occasiou one
of the gang pretended to turn state's evi
dence, saying that he had been robbed by
Grecnfeld. He told us that the gang was
working at the old game on the west side,
away up in One Hundred and Fortieth
street. This was to put us off our guard,
and it did for a time, but one day. while
passing through Madison street iu civil
ian clothes, a deputy noticed that a cer
tain soda fountain was doing a thriving
pail busines-. It was pi elided over by a
big Rnssian woman, w ho could not speak
English. The deputy bought a glass of
oodarbut as the glass had not been wash
ed Nftll he detecteil the faint odor ot
flesh spirits, so familiar to him. !le
watched the place for days, ami fitialh
he and his fellow deputies made a mid
All Orders by the Barrel or i a
Bottles nrnmntlv attended tn. .
Bottles promptly attended to. .
Outdone In the Suburbs
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on tlic cellars in tlie ie:ir.
''Die five ringleaders, including Grcen
feld anil our niisinformant, were cap
tured, ibis titnt: in the vi-rj' act of distill
ing. Their apparatus was very tine, cost
ing no les than S.OOO. The zinc I'.ucd
distilling rooms were odor proof. They
1XN0CE5T LOOKING IMUJIT DISTILLERV.
might have remained there coining mon
ey to this day, but it seems that the
thrifty w ife ot one of the gang went into
the game on ber own plan and began
setting illicit whisky to such of her fii nd-,
in the quarter as knew what to call for-1
who had the secret paswotd, you might
say and the 'Ginger Ale,' 'Sarsanarilla'
aud other spouts, of her little soda foun
tain flowed pure illicit gin, whisky, ram
and what not when the occasiou demanded.-
The whole neighborhood was sup
plied with whisky at the expense of the
saloon and the internal revenue, for she
sold a pint of pure whisky for a dime,
and it was remarkably good stuff too."
"Then there is money in making illicit
"Certainly. eKe why would men take
such gieat risks? You can make a good
grade of whisky from molasses, doctoiin-;
it as you see fit or as customers demand.
The actual cost is from IS to 30 cents a
gallon. The levenne tnx is $1.10 a g.tl
lon. Now, if a man wants to take the
list; aud has an illicit distiller whom he
can trust, he can buy his whisky for GO
or SO cents a gallon, and the distiller will
make from 200' to 400 per cent pro'if,
whijc the retailer's profit will mu into
"In the first place, thp most of the spir
its is high proof say 90. This i th
way it is bought, but it is diluted alraet
one-half bofoie manipulated and sold.
This gives the tetailer an enormous prof
it, but his iisl is also veiy great, and if
he runs away to escape captuie he usual
ly leaves i' good deal of valuable stock
"Yes; they all get rich in the illicit dis
tilling business if they can keep at it long
enough before being caught, but it goes
haid with them then. There was a mau
at Bayside, for instance. His name was
Sprohl. but lie had half a dozen aliases,
and his acquaintances were legion. We
got wind of the fact that somewhere on
Long Island there was a deal of illicit
wki-ky pouring into New York and
Brooklyn, and we scouied the 'Black
Stump' and other forests with guns and
dogs, ostensibly hunting game, but ail
in nin. One morning the citizens of the
little village of Bayside heard a tremen
dous explosion and ran to a small build
iu-g which was occupied by a modest sa
loon keeper and his family. It was right
on the main thoroughfare too. The whole
back of the house had been blown into
the yard, and the stench of hot mash was
a talebearer to the four winds. ,
"When the deputies arrived there, they
found the owier of the place burying
some copper trumperies in a compost
heap, although in the explosion of his re
tort ho had himself been blown through
the 'jack of the house and landed near
fhe barn half dead with the blow and the
scalding. Two children, sleeping by the
side of the distilling room in the upper
rear chamber, were nearly blown to at
oms. "It seems that Sprohl only kept the
saloon as a blind, and neighbors said that
for a man who only caught an occasional
soft drink wheelman he did a great busi
ness, for eveiy night or two there ar
rived a wagon filled with barrels, and
while some of these were rolled into the
cellars of the liny 'saloon' others were
rolled out. The tiuth of the matter is
that while we weie hunting through the
woods for this man he was on a promi
nent h ghway turning out about ?o0,0U0
worth of spirits every year and had con
tinned the place for four years or mote."
Belieed Tn Dlvluluc Rods.
A correspondent states that he has
found wiittcn in an old edition of Ovid's
"Meramorpho-es." published in 1040, the
following method of diseoveiing gold un
der tlie eai t h :
'Tin' finding 'f gold, which is uinlei
the earth, as of all other mines of uiet.il
is aluioU miraculous. They cut up a
giouiiil hazel of a twelvemonth's growth
which divides above into a fork holding
the one blanch in the light hand and the
other in the left, not held too slightly nor
"When passing over n mine or any nth
er place where gold ir silver is hidden, it
will discover the same by bowing down
violently a common experiment in Gci
mnny not pioteeding from any incanta
tion, but a natural sympathy, as iron is
attracted by the. lode.itone." Mirror.
A Tip From Mie Gallery.
Mis. Kendal was once playing at Dub
lin, the tolo being Galatea. I'ygmalioii.
it will be remembered, has that not no
iisiml domestic accessory, a jealous wife.
During the temporary absence of the
wife Galatea was about to throw herself
into the arms of Pygmalion when an old
ladv.in the audience called out warning
"Don't do it, darlint! EIIb wife's jusi
gone out, an it'll be like her to be stoppin
at the keyhole!"
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am offlTin end.
Tragic Fate of the King of
CRUSHED BY A BACKWARD FALL.
TlnTT a VicifMiN Animfel Threw the
.Host Skillfnl of nttlerx In the Only
I'oMNtlile AVh "Wlinlelmiie Itncks
and Artillery IIcc-I.
In the death of Camden R. nathway,
which occurred as the tragic sequence of
a horse ride iu San l.uis Obispo connty,
the west, and hence the United States,
loses its most distinguished bioncho
For six j ears Cam, as he was called,
bioke bronchos for the Kem County Land
company. This corporation was weighted
with the possession of a string of beasts
whose prime qualities seemed to be the
ability to make whalebone of their backs
aud artillery of their heels.
When introduced to the band of the
land company's animals, says the San
HOW IIATHWAV WAS KII.IXD.
Francisco Examiner, he asked to be
show n the most refractory of all the
beasts. A large, black, shiny fellow with
a white eye and a high head was pointed
out to him. The trainer approached him.
riding a favorite pony. As the latter diew
near the wild animal retreated to the side
of the corral with its haunches toward
him. He liftitl his head high and turned
it over his silky black man" until the
white of his shiny eye glared on Cam
like a beacou. The intiepid lider, how
ciervmoed boldly up to the rear of the
beast. It was apparent there was going
to be action in the scene in a moment,
and the situation was getting iateiesting
to the scoio ot cowboys and farmhands
who at a safe distance lined the fence on
the farther side of the corral.
Suddenly the black fellow lifted his
heels and kicked viciously at the pony
and its rider. It was a fateful move for
the black. The pony sheeied aside as
deftly as a prizefighter ducks a right
fiom an adversary, and in an inst.'int
Cam's lariat had caught the two flying
hoofs, while the pony gave a little rush
forward, and the big beast lay sprawling
and writhing in the dust, a tumbled mass
of defeated horseflesh, which henceforth
would no more think of kicking than he
would of flying.
Uecently Hathway and a man named
Dennis Wilkinson went on horseback
fiom Arrojo Scco, in San Luis Obispo
county, to Porter's ranch, in what is
known as the Huesna district, a distance
of about o0 miles, where Hithway was
to negotiate the sale of some horses. The
vaqueio rode an especially wild horse,
which, though he had long had it in
some measure under control, was never
theless treacherous and full of tricks.
They reached the place in safety and
without incident, but on the return
Cam's steed began his pranks. He at
first started bucking and humped his
back neaily double, while he jumped
high from the grouud. Hathway gicw
angry aid began jabbing the spurs into
the beast in the endeavor to get him on
a run, but he would not run, save to
make fitful starts of a few paces, then
stop suddenly in the endeavor to throw
his rider over his head.
. It was while he was making one of
these plunges that Cam drew him back
w ith a sudden aud severe jerk 'of the
bridle-,' when the most surprising and
shocking catastrophe occurred. The ani
mal ceased his forwaid motion with a
jeik and rcaied on his hind legs. Cam
thought nothing of this, for horses had
reared with him before, but so infuriated
was the beast that it did not seek to re
cover itself, but 'rose erect upon his hind
hoofs and then fell baekw.iid in a heap,
and this before Hathway had opportu
nity to pump.
Tin- noting man was thrown violently
to the ground, his head striking a large
ston, lie did not feel the weight of the
ugly biute as it fell back upon him.
though none of his bones was bioken by
its fall. He never regained his mind,
and. though he lingered through the
night, on the following morning he quiet
ly passed away.
SEVEN TIMES A WIDOW.
SInric Del Coittllo'M IlnstmuilM All
.Met Violent DciiHih.
Marie Del Costillo of California nas
had seven husbands, all of whom met
ilwith in some violent form. When she
was 10 years old, she fell in love with a
jilting ranchman ami stockman, .lose
Cassela. The.v weie happy for m-.irly
two yearr ;tud then one day her husband
fell from i wagon. When picked tip, his
s'jull was found to be frncttiied. He was
killed instantly aud never spoke again.
After remaining a widow for one jear
iu ISS-'I she was wooed aud won by Man
ville Harris, the son of a storekeeper of
that name. For eight months nothing oc
ctined to mar their happiness, and theu
one d.iy her husband had a bad fall.
In unking his leg. Instead of the break
healing aud the bone knittiug-ns it should,
blood poisoning set in, and in a few
weeks she was n widow for the second
For two years she remained a widow,
but her youth and beauty proved such a
sliong magnet nnd the importunatious of
her suitors so persistent that she iu lSJsti
married Felipe Hclmiith, a miner. This
lime her conjugal happiness was of shoit
duration, for within five weeks after the
mairiage thero was a cave In at the mine
when; Helmutb was working, and his
crushed nnd nlmost uurecoguizable body
was recovered a few daj's later.
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termiued not to 1 erupt the fates again by
marrying, but five j-ears later, in 1S'.)1,
William Store", a youug actor, who had
known her when tboy were children, suc
ceeded in persuading her to take the
fourth venture upon the matrimonial sea.
They fo-k a ranch near San Juan and
were hnppj" for a few short mouths. One
T'ni'ig while out walking !j- himself
Storey entred wnat is known as the
"Speaking canyon." Perhaps the happy
bridegroom vi ecstasy whispered hU
bri le's name while alone and surrounded
by the somber walls stietching far above
him. Pi rhaps he was f lightened bj- the
thunderous reply that was shouted back
at him. In this wciid canyon one spo
ken word would make him the center of
an eddying whiilpool of monosyllables
that would flutter alout him like birds of
the night of evil omen, while a spoken
sentence in an ordinary tone would engulf
him in a whirlpool of rushing, noisy ech
oes. Perhaps that vas why he lost hi"
reason and shot himself.
Husband Xo. u was an Englishman
named Geoige Piouter, an heir to Eng
!ish estates and an ardent, deteimined,
earnest lover. He laughed at the iears
of the terror stiicken widow, declared
that she was morbid and finally married
her against her protest, telling her that
he would take her across the ocean and
bleak the spell of misfortune that seemed
to surround her.
He had pljnned their ftituie as one
round of social pleasure and success in
England, but befote he could take her
away fiom her surroundings he acci
dentally shot himself while hunting a
few weeks after their marriage and was
dead before his friends could cany him
For two years she again donned wid
ow's weeds, and, although in less than
a year after Proutcr's death an old suitor
made his second proposal for her hand,
she held out until in 1S04 she finally
gave up, ami in sullen disregard for the
consequences she married Beam Camp
bell. .Two months later she was totally
unmoved when she learned of the catas
trophe that made her a widow for the
sixth time. Her husband was in a mine
elevator wheii the machinery broke, aud
he went crashing to the bottom of the
shaft to be crushed to jelly at the end of
The following year the seventh hus
band. Rey Costillo. a young Mexican,
undetened bj- the fate of the previous
six, with passionate fiery feivor, vowed
that he would break the fatal charm that
surrounded her life and, in spite of her
warnings, succeeded iu inducing Marie
Prieto Cusseia Harris Helmut h Storey
Prouter Campbell to "take the seventh
journey to the altar, and in just 28 days
after the wedding he was caught in, a
tieacherous quicksand in Amador count',
Cak, and was suffocated in the j'ieldiug.
sinking deathtrap before help could leach
The belief grows in Mexico that Santa
Teresa is lcsponsible for the uprising of
the Yaqui Indians. Every rebel cap
tured has in his possession a picture of
her, andjon the back of each is inscribed
one of her weird prayer.. The Indians
cr"dit her with the power to perform mil
acle. cute disease by touch, pinphosj' and
exoicise mil spiiits. Though frail and
delicate, she 'possessis great luuguctii'
power. She incited the Yaquis to rebel
lion some years ago.
"Don't you think it Is cruel to keop
those feathered songsters In a cage?"
asked the sympathetic limits
"I do." answered Mr. P.arker. "When
1 think of thoso pampered pets bein
fed and tended nnd left with no ob
ject In life except to wake it man who
ls MifTering for sleep at (i a. tn.. It
deems simply inhuman." Washington
The Kate of the Other.
"My elder brother always got humor
ed because he was the biggest."
"And my other brother got humored
because ho was the littlest."
"How about yon 7"
"Well, I had to behave myself."
m '' Ls A
'A X a - 1
A -A ! v
Thrilling Adventures of an Artist
BUCKING AGAINST A BLIZZARD.
A. Cold Swim to Eacnpc Belner Crush
ed Between AVnllit of IceDodsring
un Avnlunclie mid Hnnvrincr io n
Hinder In Mlilnir.
Of all the tales of almost miracnlons
escapes from instant death that have
eotno from Alaska this year the expeii
ences of Arthur Pillsbury aie the most
thrilling, says the Sail Francisco Call.
Pillsburj' is the Stanford student who
went on a photographing tour through
unknown paits of the new gold region
last j -.ir aud brought back a large num
ber of wonderful views. This year young
Pillsburj' returned to Alaska and was
appointed by the United States govern
ment to make a series of panoramic
BOAT CtiUSIIED r.hTWKl-N ICEBERGS.
views of the coast and the banks of the
Yukon. Pillsbury has only been on this
work a few weeks, but has already had a
number of adventuies.
"I sitfiered more on the White pass
than I did at ,any other time during all
my stay in Alaska," Student Pillsbury
writes to his brother. Dr. Pillsbury of
S.m Francisco. "I had to get into the
Atlin country to get some iews before
the snow was all gone, and the bicycle
was the onlj' waj' to make the trip.
"I made the trip over the pass and got
my views all right, but it was when I
started back that I got into trouble. I
left the settlement at the foot of the pass
caily in the morning, and, from all indi
cations, the w eather was going to be fine.
The air was clear and bracing and not
too cold. But you can't tell what is go
ing to happen in Alaska.
"Before I was half way up the pass
there was a sudden change, and I came
near making up my mind to go back. The
air got cold, and a light fog came in from
the sea. My better judgment told mc to
go back, but the thought that my journey
would be ended if I got over on the other
side urged me on.
"When near the summit, it commenced
to snow, and the wind blew a hurricane.
Then I wished I had gone back, but it
was now out of the question. All I could
do was to find a place somewhat shel
tered from the wind and crawl into it.
"yhcn I was as comfortable as could
be expected under the circumstances,
which was not very comfortable, I put
my hand in my pocket for my lunch, but
it was not there. I suppose it must have
fallen out on the road when I was buck
ing ngaiust the blizzard.
"Then my sufferings commenced.
"I tucked the blankets as tightly around
me as possible, but couTd not keep out the
snow. I got as cold as ice and got up
and ran about iu the effort to keep warm,
but it was all no use. So I crawled back
into the blankets and skiveredlAll night
I lay there'almost numb with cold. The
wind blew harder and harder, and the
daikness was intense. I began to won
der if I would ever see San Francisco
again, and the sufferings of hunger al
most drove me crazj-. But the longest
night always comes to an end even if it
did seem to some of us like an eternity.
Toward morning the wind went down,
and when the sun rose the air was clear
aud cold. With difficulty I arose and
stood on my feet. I was so stiff I could
scaicelj' move and in the effoit to get on
my wheel took a severe tumble. But it
did mo good by shaking me up and got
me in condition to lide. The road was
line aud all down hill, and it didn't take
me long to strike a place where I got
warm aud something to eat. Then I was
ready for another tussle with the ele
ments. "Jlj" ovpei ioiico on the glacier w.s
most teirifying and frightened me consid-i-rablj-.
but otherwise did no lmini.
"1 had been not king on a point that
to all uppeaiances w.ls as solid as a rock.
and so it was for the time being. 1 got
in- pictuie done and had my camera
nver iiij- shoulder, ready to go down to
the boat that was tied up a few hundred
"Suddenly I felt a tremble in the gla
cier and instinctively stepped back from
the edge. The tremble became more nnd
more violent, and 1 went on a run for a
big lough spot that looked solid, but 1
was too late. Just as 1 was about to
step on it the ke under me gave way. 1
clutched at anything I. could, reach and
soon found myself hanging in the air
wit n one hand tight on a projecting piece
"Beneath mo tons and tons of ice went
thundering into the sea, several hundred
feet below. Then the portion ot the gla
cier to which I was hanging shifted its
position and turned so that I could climb
up to a safe place, but it was a narrow
"The ne.t day I was wot king in the
same neighborhood and had occasion tu
row through a canal between two ice
bergs. I had rowed through the same
place before and never thought of danger.
On this occasiou, when I was about half
way through, I was horrified to see the
two walls of ice slowly coining together.
My Indian helpo: got dreadfully excited,
and it was all that I could do to make
him sit in the boat and pull at the oars.
As we worked aiong, each second seem
ing like a year, the icj' walls got closer
and closer together. Soon the walls weie
so near we could pot use our oars and
had to take them out of the rowlocks and
use them as paddles.
"It was not more than 100 feet to
open water, but it looked to us like miles
as we struggled madly at the paddles.
Now it was 50 feet, nnd the two walls
were so close together we conld not even
paddle, but forced our boat along by
pushing on the walls of ice.
"When the entrance was only ten feet
off, the ice walls touched against the sides
of the boat and behind us the way was
"With one good shove we sent the boat
flying ahead, but not quite fast euough.
for the end was caught between the two
icebergs and crushed to splinters.
"Of course my Indian helper and my
self both jumped into the icy water and
hud a long swim to find :t place where we
coild climb out."
DO SHARKS EAT MEN?
Uonlit Cnnt I'pon Jinny Thrilling Sto
rle of the Sea.
Some authorities aer that theie aie
no mau eating sharks, but stories of hu
man meals made by "tigers of the sea"
tire exceedingly common among seafar
ing men, ays the New Yoi'k Press. At
the same time men who know all about
sharks and are not fond of drawing the
long bow declare these big fish to be
great mwaids. One of the best authen
ticated man eating shaik stories conies
from the Cuban coast. It is told by a
man who had lived along the shores of
the gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean
sea for years and had never known a
shark to bite a man. One day he went
sailing with a friend. When the friend
jibed without taking in the sheet, the
boom knocked him overboard. Some one
jumped to the helm, put about and thrcw
an oar to the man. He seized it and be
gan swimming for the boat, when sud
denly he sank below tne waves with a
wild sci earn, "'as if jerked fiom below,"
and was seen no more.
"It was believed he was eaten by a
shark," says the story teller, "but uo
blood was seen in the water, nor did the
man eater come to the surface, if there
was one.. It certainly looked suspicious,
but I have seen men go down almost as
suddenly with cramp or fright."
Another man eating shark story comes
from Honolulu, the supposed victim of
the "sea tigers" being Joseph Law
rence, an aeronaut, who went there some
years ago to give aeronautic exhibitions.
He made several ascensions successfully,
coming down by means of his parachute
in the sea, near shore, but one day he
was carried some miles out over the sea
and beyond the reef. It was two hours
TKltKOi: OF THK SEA.
before a tug could be got leady. Then
no trace could be found of him, and it
was generally accepted that he had been
eaten by sharks.
The consensus of opinion seems to be
that the sharks which swim in tropical
waters are prone to eat human flesh if
they can get it, while those which abound
in colder seas aie not so dangerous. Still
there are few men who would take the
risk of swimming alongside a shark of
any breed in any sea, and the fishermen
of Maine assert that the small sharks of
their coast, known colloquially as "dog
fish," are man killers of the fiercest
type. They tell stories to bear out the
assertion, too, 'but not many of their
stories contain convincing details as to
names, dates and localities.
A Hauated Grave.
In Abu Hamed, in the Sudan, is the
grave tsl a British officer which has tho
reputation among the tribes of the Su
dan of being haunted. It is the resting
place of, Major Sidney of the Dnke of
Cornwall's light infantry and bey in the
Egyptian army, who was shot while
charging at the head of his regiment,
the Tenth Sudanese, iu the battle of Abu
Ilamed, Aug. 7, 1S97. The natives are
convinced that it is watched regularly
every night by the ghosts of the native
soldiers who were killed at Abu Ilamed
and who mount guard over their dead
commander's tomb, challenging, with
every military detail, all passers by. So
implicitly is this legend credited by the
blacks that none of them will after dusk
approach the grave. Any one doing so is
believed to be promptly halted by a
phantom sentry, and even tho word" (in
Arabic) ''Guard, turn out!" arc often
plainly heaid some distance off acioss
the desci t.
"The best way to tickle a man'sjvani
ty," says tho Mannyunk phiiosopher, "is
to tell iiim he hasn't any 'Philadelphia
Where the Tall Went.
Do you remember the story of Harry's
nnd George's rabbits liow Harry's rab
bit pot out of its hutch and disap
peared for a week ami sit last crept
home without its tail to die and how,
when Harry cried bitterly over his dead
tailless rabbit. George tried to comfort
"Don't cry, Harry, dear; don't cry.
It's only the body you seel Tho tail
lias gone to heaven." "Memories and
Fancies." by Lady Gordon.
Weary Willie and his friend Frowsy,
strolling along the seashore, stop before
a sign reading: "Noticel Bathing la
Weary Willie Dere, Frowsy; dero's
true public spirit for yer. Dat man's a
true public educator. I don't know
who dat feller Quichsands is, but he's
got da right idea ttv t'ings an ain't
afraid to say so, an if ho wuz here I'd
take off mo hat to him. Leslie's
Ohstnclen to Travel. t
"Maud Is not going away."
"No; she can't find tan shoes to
match her new leather satchel." De
troit Freo Press. I
By Albert Payson.
"Jack," soldcd the gill, "it's no usi
Papa will never consent."
"Then let's run awaj' and many with
out his consent."
"We must be patient. Jack. Papa will
never releut. Whenever I speak of the
subject he talks about family pride and
asks how i, tithel JIarston. daughter of
the great financier, can think of unriyin;
a mere clerk in my father's employ."
"I'm not a 'mere clerk.' Ethel. I am
assistant superintendent, and I'm earn
ing $2,100 a year. In tluee jeais I ought
to have $1,000 a year."
"I know all that, deaiest. and I'd love
you everj- single bit as deaily if you were
Jack Dais had grown thoughtful dur
ing the last few moments. As Ethel fin
ished speaking he raised his head.
"Ethel," he said, "your father's family
pride is the very thiug that will unite
"You have some plan, then 7"
"Yes, sweetheait, I have. But I can't
tell it even to yon."
"But. Jack. dear, if theie is to be any
blame I demand the right to share it with
"Dear little girl!" answered Davis, ten
derly. "I know you would shield me from
all blame if you could. All I ask is this,
whatever is said or done thnt you don't
understand don't be surprised take it as
a matter of course."
"I promise. Jack, but I don't under
stand." "I mean that you must show surprise
at nothing even if your father insists on
your marrying me."
Jack, forbidden to call on Ethel at her
father's house, had met her this January
afternoon on Fifth avenue. She was on
her way to the home of an old school
friend, with whom she was going to .dine
and spend the night.
"By the way, dearest," asked Jack as
they said goodby on the ste'ps of the
friend's house, "at what time do you ex
pect to go home tomorrow morning?''
"About 10, I think," she answered.
, "Will yon promise to reach your fa
ther's house exactly at 107"
"WTiy, yes," said Ethel, utterly mysti
fied, and was out of earshot before her
question was finished.
Amos Marston sat leisurely glancing
over the paper in his dining room the
The mantel clock struck 0 as the stolid
butler entered the dining room and an
nounced: "Mr. John Davis!"
Amos Marston started at the name.
Then it occurred to him that Jack, in his
capacity of assistant superintendent, had
called in reference to some matter of
business, and he growled:
"Show Sir. Davis iu heie."
A moment later Jack Davis entered the
room. His demeanor was easy and con
fident, yet in nowise swaggering.
"Well, sir?" said Amos Marston.
"Well?" remarked Davis, sitting down
unbidden and smiling benignly on the
There wns a short pause, and then Da
"I may as well come to the point," he
said. "Congratulate me on my marriage."
"I am heartily glad to hear of it," an
sewered Mr. Marston. "I am glad j'ou
have got over your infatuation for my
daughter and married some one in your
own rank of life. Who is it that you
have honored now with your adoration?"
"Miss Ethel Marston," coolly replied
"Do you mean"
Jack said nothing.
Marston quickly reviewed the events of
the past day. Ethel had left home on
the plea of spending the night with a
friend She had then met this fellow by
appointment and secretly married him.
"Ethel will be here at 10 o'clock," went
on Jack, with the same easy coolness of
manner. "I came on ahead to talk to
Marston's only answer was a groan.
The thing was done. There was no
use crying over spilled milk. He rang the
bell fiercely, scribbled a few words on
half a dozen cards aud handed them to
"See that each of these notes is sent at
once to its address," he commanded.
The cards were addressed to several
well known members of the social coterie
which the Marston family adorned. On
each card was written:
Jly daughter Ethel and llr. John Davis, who
hae been secretly engaged, with my full consent.
for some time, are to be married at my home at
10 a. m. today. The necessity ot 3Ir. Davis' im
mediate departure for Europe on pressing busi
ness (in his capacity as junior partner in the
Ann of Amos Marston & Co.) causes this hurried
Mr. Dais refuses to leave America unless my
daughter accompanies him. May I beg you to be
present at the marriage? Amos Marstox.
At exactly 10 o'clock the bell rang, and
Ethel Marston entered the house. Mars
ton called the two young people aside.
"Since you have chosen to disgrace tlie
Marston name by a vulgar elopement,
Ethel," he began sternly, "I insist on
your both making such slight reparation
as is in your power. Mr. Davi.s, on your
return from Europe you will be my part
ner. Here is money enough for your
traveling expenses. But," with a break
in his stern voice, "Ethel, I'll never for
give you this deception on your poor old
father. I make this concession to save
6ur family name from stigma. But mind,
I demand that yon both swear never to
reveal the fact that you were secretly
married last night.
Five minutes later Jack Davis and
Ethel Marston were mau aud wife.
When all -the guests were gone, Davis
turned to the angry old Marston and
"I'm afraid, sir, you misunderstood me.
I never said I had married your daugh
ter last night. When I said, 'Congratu
late me on my marriage,' I referred to
my approaching mnrriage."
Amos Marston glared at him open
"Jack," he said, "a man who could
trick me in that way will be a great ac
quisition to the firm. You deserve all
you got. God bless you both!" New
POET BURNS AS A PUGILIST.
A Mnsonle Souvenir t nil KlKlitliitr
Ability Owned In ChienRo.
A part of the Masonic altar that once
brought the Scottish bard, Robert
Burns, in dire disgrace before his
lodge Is now Iu the possession of a
Chicago woman, Jirs. W. F. Fundi ot
43T0 SUaey avenue, aud Is treasured
bj- her as a family heirloom.
Mrs. Fundi is by birth a Canadian
of Scotch origin. In the days when her
grandfather, George SlacRae, was
young he attended the same lodge ns
did Bobble Burns and was one of the
"llchts" of the town. One night before
lodge meetlug tlie poet and MacRae
sat long together
Bousing at tho nappy.
And get tin foa and unco happy.
And then arm In arm theyftauntered
slowly to the' room where the Masons
were, wont to assemble.
All would have gone well had not
Burns desired to show his Masonic
brethren how good a pugilist he was,
and ho let gov a heavy undercut at Mac
Bae, arousing the latter's fighting,
blood, and tlie bout began, which re
sulted in MacRae being felled to the
floor and Bobbie Burns throwing the
four legged altar, or stand, at him as
he attempted to rise.
Luckilj- he missed him aim, and the
stand struck violently against the wall,
shattering completely one of the legs.
At the following meeting the two
friends were brought before the order
for trial. A fine was imposed on them,
and they were made to replace the al
tar. The broken one was thrown out,
and as MacRae went home he carried
the stand with him.
It Is about two feet high and Is of a
style out of use today in the Masonic
order. It has since been preserved In
the family as an heirloom. Chicago
HE WAS A MASON.
Vet the Unfeellnc Inner Gnard Gave
Hint the Grand Laugh.
A well .known Chicago publisher,
speaking of scenes and incidents Ini
that city in the trying days after the!
big fire, said: "The great fire was al
thing of the recent past and the down
town portion or the city a scene or the
greatest confusion. About 9 o'clock in
the evening, while on my way to mya
home in the west division, I was ac-
posted by a man of respectable appear
ance, who asked me to give him the i
price of a lodging. j
x ui nut .t iegsi'"" atijtx uc, uut
I'm in hard luck. A man told me that
some .Masons were in session over tnis j
way. If I could And them, I'd be all I
" 'I happen to know a lodgcroom on i
Canal street, where there Is a meeting
tonight,' said I. 'Come along; I'll take
"The place, reached, I condncted him
up a long flight of stairs and knocked
at a door.
" 'I'm not a Mason,' said I to- a man
who seemed to be acting In the ca-
pacity of a guard, 'but I've run across
one of your fraternity who seems to be
in hard luck. I take it you'll be glad to
do something for him.'
"Congratulating myself on having
done a good act, I pushed my chance
acquaintance forward and retreated
toward the stairway. A whispered con
versation ensued, when the guard ex
claimed: " 'You're not a Freemason V
"'Xo,' replied ray late charge, 'hut
I'm a stone mason out of a job.'
"The roar of laughter that issued
from the half open door made me Tvish
myself a Mason. As it was, I hur
riedly quitted the place."-iChIcago
He Satr Her Home.
On a rain' afternoon not long ago
one of the pretty young matrons of
Connecticut avenue left the car from
which she "had ridden up town and
darted through the drizzle toward her
home, a few doors from the corner. She
had no umbrella. A. Willie of the char
acteristic type, who was riding in the
same car, noticed that she had no um
brella. He was right after her with his
own umbrella up and extended.
"May I see you home, miss?" he in
quired Ianguishlngly, stepping up
alongside of her.
She turned to him with a dazzling'
"Ccrtainlj-," she replied. "Watch
me." And she ran up the steps of her.
home and entered the vestibule door
"The rude thing!" muttered the Wil
lie, blushing to the roots of its wavy
hair, as Laura Jean would say, and
then it took the next car. Washington
Some Good Anagrrams.
The following is a list of very re
Astronomers, no more stars; cata
logues, got as a clue; elegant, neat leg;
impatient, Tim Is a pet; matrimony,
into my arm; melodrama, made moral;
midshipman, mind his map; old Eng
long, golden land; parishioners, I hire
parsons; parliament, partial men; pen
itentiary, nay, I repent it; Presby
terian, best In prayer; revolution, to
love ruiu; sweetheart, there we sat;
telegraphs, great helps.
A Loftx Amliltlon.
"My dear," said the banker to his
only daughter, "I have noticed a young
man attired in a dress suit In the parlor
two or three evenings each week of
late. What is his occupation?"
"He is at present unemployed, fa
ther," replied the fair girl, a dreamy,
faraway look in her big blue eyes, "but
he is thinking seriously of accepting
a position of life companion to a young
lady of means." Chicago News.
Dull of Comprehension.
Old Gent (who knows the "young
man's salary) If you and my daugh
ter could live respectably and com
fortably ou $20 a week, I should not
object to the match. But you can't.
Young Man No; but my salary is $20
a week, and that added to the $20 a
week you are talking about would
make forty. New York Weekly.
A riansible Suggestion.
"How do you say 'the duel was
fought to a fatal finish' In French?"
inquired the novel writer.
And the man who ls expert at con
cealing his ignorance replied quickly:
"That isn't a reasonable question. I
tlou't iolicve they ever have occasion
to say such a thing as that in French."
Type of Soda "Water Girl".
Now the season for the sizzling soda
has arrived certain types ami traits of
soda water girls are found together.
For Instance, bruuettes take chocolate,
ginger and coffee. Just as their country
cousins take sarsaparilla. Golden
haired, Dresden china girls take pine
apple, lemon or vanlla, while Titian
beauties prefer raspberry, apricot,
cherry or orange phosphate. Demi
blonds, with brown hair, fair skins
and dark eyes, are usually addicted to
mixed flavors. Omaha World-Herald.
'Whipped HI Dnby.
Monroe Hodges. 100 years old.
whipped his SO-year-old son Hiram at
Indianapolis the other day and placed
him In the hands of surgeons. The
father lives In a little house In Ander
son, Ind. ne claims the distinction of
being tho man who drove the first
spike on the first railway ever con
structed In Indiana. His SO-year-old
wife died recently. His strength and
metal actlvltj' arc something marvel
ous. Hiram was one or tne oanies or
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