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T. 0. PASCO, Editor ind atantger.
Farther Paris Alinnl Thrlr llnviir
Amorist llallronil llallilers
In ICaat Africa.
Some further facts have been rreclrcd
nhont the man-eating Hons which mail
such n panic among 1,000 Ind Inn coolie
working on the Ugnnd.i railroad n few
months ago. It appears that the first
time the laborer knew anything nboti
lions that make a business of killing
men to ent was one day when one cf
the brutes, In broad daylight, as th
laborers were strung nlong the line
with shovels In hand, suddenly sprnn
In among them, rrushrd one poor fcl
low s skull with a terrible blow of hi
paw and maimed another so badly thnt
lie could not net nway. Of course, a
the horrified workmen took to the!
heels nwl raised the alarm at the camp
a mile sway. The district enplneerand
his asrlstant at once went to the spot
but the Hon had disappeared, leaving
all of the two Imdicu he could not ea
ut one meal.
After that an armed guard waskep
along the line of work, but it made lit
tie difference to the animals that were
determined to hate men to eat. They
would spring like n flash out of the
jungle, teirc n man and bear him oil
beyond pursuit. Two days after the
first man ana killed another man was
taken, and the next dny another ills
appeared, and within n fortnight 11
men had been seized, all f rem one enmp
The third week brought the lict of vie
tims up to IS. The sixteenth victim
was one of the coolie overseers, a huge
man, standing over six feet and weigh
ing more than 200 pounds. He was the
first man to reach the work line In the
morning, and just as he was givng
some instructions a lion sprang upon
him and dealt him a terrible blow on
the head, crushing the skull. Then he
coolly began to eat his prey, while the
shivering Indians stood about 300 feet
nwav feeling that they were safe now
that the lion had got his man. Some
how it didn't occur to them to ihoot
till the brute had half finished his
meal, and then they blazed nway In
terrific volley and ended the animal's
career then and there.
It was not till US cooltes had been
killed that the large force of workmen
went on strike. They declined to do
another bit of work till all the man
raters had been cleared out of the sur
rounding country. Work was sua-
pended till a party of hunters had laid
low the last of these formidable foes
of man, and finee then no further cas
ualties of the sort lime been reported.
N. . Sun.
ALL COMING HERE
Itlch .Vinrrlcnn Collectors Arc Taat
Stripping Knulund ot Her
American book collecting million
aires are rapidly denuding this coun
try of her oldest and most precious
volumes. Two yenrs ago the great
Shakespearean collection formed by
Mr. Hulllwell-rhlllliis. the biographer
of the bard, passed into the possession
of Martin J. Perry, of Jlhodc Island.
A short time ngo the most extensive
collection of works from which Shakes
peare is believed to have drawn inspira
tion for many of IiIh plays, or in which
references were made to him, ever got
together met with n similar fate. They
were nctually catalogued for sale by
the open market, but the deep-pursed
collector from America stepped in and
made an offer for the collection en bloc,
which proved irresistible. And now one
of the choicest libraries In the hands
of n private KnglUh collector has been
transferred to the Ui.lted States. The
late James Toovey, of Piccadilly, was
on enthusiastic yet judicious biblio
phile, whose particular hobby may be
ha Id to have been productions of the
early English printers. If is library was
particularly rich in these works, two
of the greatest treasures being n fine
copy of the extremely mre "Itokc of
St. Albans," and the magnificent speci
men of the first folio Shakespeare which
at one time belonged to Sirltobert Sid
ney, curl of Ileestcr. All these works,
together with the many splendid ex
amples of bindings by the most eminent
masters of France, Italy and Kngland,
which found a place in the library, lKive
been sold to a wealthy American by
C. J. Toovey. The price paid for the ac
quisition is said to run well into five
Those Interested in the social cus
toms of Ilritish high life will be curi
ous to learn thnt ut the recent wed
ding of Lewis Vernon Ilarcourt and
Mies Kthel Hums in London the pres
ents to the bridegroom greatly out
numbered those to the bride. The
list of the bridegroom's presents be
gun with those presented by the bride,
ns follows: A crocodile leather suit
ruse with gold-crested mountings, u
large and rare "star ruby" pin, sin
gle K-url pin, set ot waistcout buttons
ind sleeve links in gold with turquoise)
centers, large turquoise solitaire stud
surrounded with brilliunts, sllicr card
cuse. London Letter.
John Knew Ills lluslness.
It was just past midnight. "John,
whispered to his wife, in u hushed
rolee, "John, wuke up, there Is a bur
John Jumped from his bed and hastily
rushed out of the room. Mrs. John
joes to the door, and, hearing nothing:,
calls out: "John, where ure you?"
"Here I am," came a voice from above.
"What are you doing up there In the
"Confound you, woman, didn't you
ay there were-burglar down. talis?"
Cnr light, i' !. by 0. rrlelon tt Co. All rlghtt ittrrvtt.)
A DOLT FltOM THE ttLUK.
"I do not drink w ith a thief!"
D'Kntrunguc spoke in clear, ilintinct
tone, that rose abotc the liuir. nf voire,
snd everjone caught the word. In an in
stant the room was still. The l.mjhter on
all faces died away, leaving them erne; mid
twenty piirs of curious eyes, and twenty
curious faces, were turned toward ua, It wan
so sudden, so unexpected, thin jarring clis
cord in our haimony, that it fell as if a bolt
fmm a mangonel, or a shot from one of
Meaner Novanos new gun. hd dropped
In amongst us. lvven that, I take it, would
have paused let surprise, although for the
present there was a truce in the land. I res
pcro Coloiina turned half round in hi", seat
and looked at me. Our host and commander.
old Ives d'Aleglcs, who was pouring him
self out a glass of while vcrnaccia, held the
decanter in mid air, an expression of blank
amazement in his blue eyes. Kvcn th
Kngliahman, Ilawkwood, who sat next to
me, wat startled out ol nis iiaiiiiti.il eaim.
Every eye was on us, on me wlieie I sat
dazed, and on D'Entrangucs, who lean
iuc hack clightly. a forced smile on his face.
the (insert of one hand playing nith the
empty glasj before liini, whilst with the
other he slowly twisted his long red mus
tache, t was completely taken aback.
Only that afternoon I arted from D'ICn
tranrues, apparently on the best of terms,
We had plajcd together and he had won
my crowns. It is true he wa not paid in
full at the time: but he knew the word of
a Sareili. On leaving, Mmc. D'Entrangucs
ssKed tue to join her bawkinj party for th
morrow, and be urged toe invitation. I
accepted, and backed my new peregrine
against D'Entrangucs' old hawk Ilibbo for
ten crowns, the best of three (lights, and
the wager was taken. Never, indeed, had
known him so cordial. I did not luc the
man. but for his wife's sake was friendly to
him. Of a truth, there were few of the
youngsters in Trcmouille's camp who wci-j
not in love with her. and some of us older
fellows too, though we hid our feelings let
ter. I whs grateful to madame. ihe had
been kind to me after the affair of San
Miniato, when a Florentine pike somehow
found its way through my breastplate. In
deed, I may say I owed my recovery to her
nursing. In return I had been of some serv
ice to her in the retreat up the valley of the
Taro, after Fornovo she called it saving her
life. In this manner a friendship sprang up
between us which was increased by the oih
poitunities we had of meeting whilst the
army lay inactive before Arezzo. Long years
of camp life made mo fully appreciate the
society of a woman, remarkable alike for
her beauty and her talent; and she, on the
other hind, felt for me, I was sure, only
that friendship which it is possible for a
good woman to hold for a man who is not
I do not for one moment mean to Imply
that Dom 1) hntrangues was perfection,
I knew her to be wayward and rash, some
mes foolish, if you will; but withal a pure
woman. I soon found she wss unhappv
nd In lime she got into a way of confiding
tier troubles to me. and they were not
few, for D'Entrangucs was what all men
knew him to be. Finding that I could be of
help to madame, I avoided all difference
with ths husband, and for her sake was, as
1 have said, friendly to him. Perhaps my
course of action was not prudent; but who
Is there amongst us who is always guided by
the head I At any rate, I expiated my fault,
and paid the price of my folly to the end of
Aa x sat in the now silent supper-room
with the man s words buzzing in my ears, a
curious recollection o a scene that oc
curred about a month ago came back to me.
Madame and I had overridden ourselves
hawking, and I had dismounted at her re
quest and gathered for her a posy of yellow
coronilla and scarlet amaryllis. This, in her
quick, implusive way. she held to her hus
band's face when we met him, a half league
or so on our way back, saying: eee what
lovely flowers Di Sareili has given mc!" lie
snatched them from her hand, and fltinii
them under his horse with an oath, adding
something which I did not catch, Madame
flushed crimson, and the incident ended
there, for 1 did not care to press the matter.
It all came back to me now, in the oddest
manner, aa I sat staring at D hntrangues.
lie had come In late to the supper, and,
after greeting D'Alegres, sliped into the
seat opposite me in silence. Across him
two men were discussing a series of thefts
that had recently disturbed u.. '1 hey were
not common thefts, such ss arc ot daily oc
currence in a military camp; but were the
work of some one both daring and enter
f iriiing. Even then the matter would not
i4ve attracted the attention It did but for
the lots of a ruby circlet by Ducheta de la
Tremouille, which, besides Its intrinsic,
value, was the gift of a king. Mine, de la
Tremouille mads an outcry, and the duk
as the matter touched him, was leaving no
atone unturned to lind tho tliicf. It had
come to It that every robbery in the ramp
was put down to this same Imlit-Iinnered
gentleman; and Visconli, one of the two men
who were discussing the question, was loud
ly lamenting the loss of a rare medallion of
which he had just been relieved. Through
out their conversation D'Entrnngues,
though once or twice addressed, spoke no
word, but maintained u moody silence.
When the wino was circling round I, beini
warmed, and wishing to stand well with the
husband of madame made some rallying al
lusion to our match for the morrow, snd
offered to drink to him. Ilia reply is known,
The silence which followed his speech was
so utter that one may have heard a feather
fail ; and then some one, I khow not who,
laughed shortly. Ibe sound brought me to
myself, and in fury, hardly knowing what
I T7ss doing. 1 jumped un ami drew my doi-
err, but was inatantly seized by (,'olomiaand
Ilawkwood. The latter was a man of great
size, and between him and Colonoa I was
"Give bjm rope," whiipercd Ilawkwood,
ind bis voice was kind, "this Is not sn affair
to be settled with a poniard thrust."
Ths who! room was in an uproar now, all
crowding around us; D'Entrangucs half
risen from his scat, his li.ind on his sword
oiid I ciuivcrtiig in the grasp of my Lind en
cmies. Old Ives d'Alegrcs rushed forwards,
Mlenec, gentlemen; he called out, rc-
ineinlicr I command here. Savelli, give up
th.it dngcr; I) l.ntrnngues, your sword
Now, gentlemen, wonts hare licen use-
nhich blood alone cannot narh out. M
d l.ntrangucs, 1 awnit your explanation!
"Liar!" I shouted out, "yon will give it
to mc at the sword s point, and big Hawk
nood's rotraminj arms tightened over me.
1 banks, replied 1) l.ntrnngues, joii
remember the awnid nt last; a moment be
fore I saw in tour hands your natural
"A trurc to this, sirs! I await jou," in
tprmpteil II Alrgrcs,
"Your imrdon," said D'Entrangucs. "Gen
tlemen, jou want an explanation. It it
simple enough, We have a tliicf in our
niidnt, and he is there."
"A thief 1 Di Satelli!" called out a dozen
voices, and Ives d'Alegrcs said: "Impos
siblc! you are mad, D'Entrangucs."
"So more, sir, than you, or anyone of Us
here. 1 confess, though, I thought I wss
mad when I hot knew nf it, for this man
has Ix-cn my comrade, we have fought side
by side, and he has borne himself aa a cal
lant soldier. I thought I was mad, I say,
when I first knew of this; hut the proofs
re too strong.
"What are they!" D'Alegrcs speke very
"You shall have them. You all know
there have been a scries of unaccountable
thefts amongst us lately. The duchess' ru
hies have gone. Hardly a lady but hat lol
some valuable, my wife, amongtt other
things, a bracelet. The thief did not confine
his attentions to the fair sex; but visited
us men as well. They were not common
thefts. From the circumstances atten lin?
them, the roblxrr must have known ua in
Innately, and had easy access to our quar
ters. Lp to now the matter has Ix-cn n
mystery. A lot of cnp!c have been wrong
ly susiK-cted. and two invjr wretches ars;
r.ow swinging on the gibbet, condemned for
r.othing that I know of.
"It was done by my orders, sir," slid
D'Alegrcs, "the matter is licside the point."
"I stand corrected, general. Some littlt!
time ago a fortunate chance revealed tome
who the culprit was. I made no aign, but
set to work uutil complete proofs were in my
"You have said so before. Why heat
about the bush? If you have proofs, pro
"A moment, sir. May I ask any of you
to itite what your moat recent losses hare
"My medallion by Cimabue." put in Vis-
ennti, in his drawling voice.
rwty fat gold crownt in a leather lg,
grumbled Ilawkwood, "the residue of Ab
bot Itaaiuo s ransom. God send such an
other prize to me, for I know not how to pay
There was a little laugh at Hawkwood's
moan, but it soon stilled, and, one by one,
each man stated his latest loss.
"Gentlmen, you interrupt M. D'Entran
gucs. Let us end this painful scene."
"There is but one thing more, sir. I aak
you now to have this" D'Entrangucs indi
cated me with an insolent look "this per
son's quarters searched."
Whilst he was speaking, D'Aleic gave a
whispered order to a young officer, who left
the room immediately, although with a
somewhat discontented air at being sent
away. As D'Entrangucs finished, the door
was opened, a couple of files of Swiss in
fantry entered, and with them Uraccio For
tcbraccio, our provost-marshal. At a sign
from D'Alegres one of the files surrounded
mc, the other D'Entrangucs, and Uraccio
called out in a loud voice: I go di Sareili,
and Crcpin D'Entrangucs, I arrest you in
the king s name!
"At your service, provost," said D'En
trangues, with a how, "my sword is already
given up. May I ask, air," he continued.
turning to Alcgrcs, "if you will put my
pioois to the teat;
At once. Provost, lead your (nsoners
to 31. ui Nmlli s quarters.
"Thank God!" The cxpit-ssioa burst
from me. so great wo a my relief. I was
sure of being acquitted, and madame or no
madame, I should kill D'Entrangucs the
following day, even though I knew Tre
muuillu had sworn to hamt the next man
c-itight duelling within the jurisdiction of
his ramp. We were, us I hae stated, at
Aiczzo, and had passed the winter there.
in the truce following the expulsion of the
duke ol J Ian Irom Jxjinbardy. It Ind. how
ever, liecomo necessary to menace the pope,
who was nut deep In Intrigue as well as
crime, and lreinouillc leaving Monsignort
d'AmlMiisj in Milan, marched south, and
with the nnl of our I lorrntino allies held the
llorgis and Spain in cheoit. Acting under
the advice ot Irevulzio, Ives d Alegres, and
others, the duke had not entered the town:
but kept us In ramp near Wiove. outside tho
walls, iloi gates of the city ami the citadel
were, however, at the same tune strongly
gurrisoned, ami Trevulzio held command
mthin. U was all the more urgent to keen
the muin body of the troops outside the
walls, as they were composed, with the ex
ception of a few French regiments, mainlv
of mercenaries, and by holding the town
with picked men, uiwn whom ho could rely.
Tiemouillc would bo able, in case of any
chungo of front on the part of hit mercen
aries, to have them between two fires.
Ives d Alegrcs, who then acted as lieutenant
generul to the duke, was immediately in
command of the camp, and hud fixed his
headquarters in a large villa, the property
of tho Ac-olti, and it was here that the sup-
T, which ended so disastrously for mc,
was given. My quarters were but 4 bow
shot or two away, in the direction of the
town. v hen we reached them I was iur-
iscd to lind at the door my servant Tarbcs
in the hands of two of the marslul's men.
a half troop of French lancers drawn up be-
lore my tent, ami my own small condotta of
ten lancet, which 1 had raised for the war
by pawning my last acre, all under guard.
As if any attempt at rescue were possible!
D'Entrungues' lata arrival at the supper;
but entered th tent sura of ths results. A
dozen blailng torches threw a clear enough
light, and D'Alegres briefly requested the
provost to begin the search. The practiced
handt Of the field police did this very ef
fectually, biiVJo no purpose, and I felt thai
the fsers of all were looking friendly towards
me. I) hntrangues seemed nervous, and
his sallow cheek was pale.
"Send for Tardea," he said, and at a word
from the provost my knave wat led In. This
man was a Spaniard, whom I had taken into
my service, some little while ago, on the
recommendation of D'Entrangucs, Except
on nno occasion when he lost, or maybe
stole, a pair of silver spurs, for which
cuffed him roundly, he had served me well.
At the present moment h seemed overcome
with fear, trembled In every limb, and re
fused to look at me.
"Signor Tarlws," said the prorott, "do
you know what the wheel is!
The man made no answer, and flrsccio
"Signor Tarbcs, we want a little Infor
mation which I am persuaded 3'ou imssess.
If )ou give it freely we will be merciful; if
)ou prevaricate, it you attempt to conceal
anything, we will do to you what we did
to the death hunters after San Miniato
"Speak freely, Ts the. There Is no fear
"Even your master, the excellent cava
Mere, advises you, and I mutt say advises
)ou well," continued Uraccio. "Signor
larties, 5 on will now show ut." and he
rublied hit hand together softly, "where
the valliant knight, Ugn di Sareili, keeps
his prizes of wsr, the spoil of his bow snd
tpear J ws going to say fin
"Have a care, sir," said D'.Megret. stern
ly, "you are here to do your duty, not to
play the jester. Uraccio shrank back at
his look, and the general turned to Tarbcs:
"In brief, we wsnt to know, if your master,
M. di Sjvclli, has sny concealed property
heie! Will you answer at once, or do you
piefer to be put to the question!
"I will tpeak say anything, my lord-
only have mercy. I twear what 1 say is true,
His excellency, my matter, hit nothing be-
)ond what you have seen and what lies in
the leather vahsc under this rug.
Now this rug in question Isy fist on the
turf, on which my tent ttoud, and at the
time of the search D'Alegres and others
were standing on it. Owing to this, and to
the crowded state of the tent. It had hither
to escaped the attention which it would
doubtless haro received sooner or later, for
nothing ever passed Uraccio a eyrt. In a
moment the rug wat twent aside, and. at the
torches were held to the turf, it wat evident
that it had leen dug away and then replaced
IlruTcio was in hit element.
"l'oufl" he excltimed, "a elumty ama
teur after all! I thought better of his valor.
Here! give me a pikel And hold th torches
With the sharp point of the pike h
quickly cleared away th turf, and, stoop-
Opsnsd ths Tilts ana sprssd ths eootsots ea
1 if Q csmp tab!.
ita down. Iiftd up from the hole he ex
posed a saisll brown rsllse, which had been
concealed in the earth. The interest was
now intense. Everyone crowded round
Hruccio. Even the rigiltnee of the guarda
over me completely relaxed. I felt a touch
on my shoulder, and, looking back, taw
Would you like to go!" he whltiered.
I spicily. "My horse is ready saddled you
know where to lind him.
I thanked him with a look, but shook my
bend, and the gisnt fell back.
"Shall I break it open, excellency!" and
llraeeio held the bag out to I) Aletfrrs.
"My matter ha the key," put in Tarbcs;
I know no more.
"I the key!" I exclaimed. "Villain, th
bag is not mine!
"It bears your arms, howrr;" Uraccio
pointed to -a little metal plate on which
they were distinctly angrared.
"You must, I am afiaid, submit to the fur-
tuer indignity of being searched, said
There wat no hope in resistance, and I
endured this. llraeeio himself searched me,
and almost as soon aa he began pulled from
an inner ockct of my vett a small key, at
tached to a fine gold chain.
"Here is the noble knlght'a key," he ex
claimed, "and see; it fits exactly!" He
turned it in the lock, opened th ralise and
emptied the contents out on a rough ramp
table. A low murmur went up, for amongtt
the small heap of articles were Ilawkwood a
leather bag, and madame' bracelet, whilst
something rolled a little on one side, and
fell off softly to th turf, A soldier picked
it up, and placed it face upwards on th
tablethe lost medallion.
One by one D'Alegres held up the articles
sadly, and 1 looked round in my agony on
tho faces of those who but an hour ago wer
my friendt. They had all ihrunk back from
me, and 1 was alone within the circle of the
guards. D'Entrangucs ttood with folded
armt, and a smile on hit litx, snd Tarbe
glanced from tide to side. Ilk an spo seek
ing chance for escape. I looked toward
Ilawkwood, but even his fse was hard and
"1 do not see th duchess' rubles her."
I am prepared to produce them to-mor
row, replied IJ hntrangues: "in the mean
time, I trust you hare sufficient proof."
tine M, d hntrangues his sword. You
need not fight this man," D'Alrgret added,
poinllnj to me, even If he challenge you.
Were jou a French subject." he said to me.
"I would hang you in your boot; at it it, 1
win submit th cat to th duke, u hn
trangues, I hold you to jour word about th
lubiet. I'rovott, that your Dritonar ia
carefully guarded. You will answer for blra
with yoir life."
Prisoner, your xclltacy Tlier are
"I hara restored M. d'Entrancurs hit
"Thera It still another," and the prorott
pointed to Ttrhet.
"rah!" exclaimed D'Alegres. "htng him
out of band come, gentlemen!
One by one they went nut. Not another
look did they giro me. I heard the tread of
feet, and the sound of rniers In eager con
v craation, dying out in the distance. I stood
as in a dream. Tarbcs had lieen dragged
away speechless, and half fainting. When
he wat outside lie found voice, and I ksard
him alternately cursing I) Alegrrsaml I) hn
trangues and screaming for mercy. Ill socio
touched me on the arm.
"Come, signore," h said, "you, at any
rate, have a few hours left."
(to na coNTiNUan.
Ktsat Blray lamplra of It Thai llsvs)
lleen Koanil In the
The Japanese newspajwrs mnke near
ly at much use of jokes as the Ameri
can press nml, In spite of the differ
ence of language nnd customs, Amer
ican Jokes aro thoroughly enjoyed oy
the Japs when translated into their
An example of Japanese humor Is tint
story of two denf men who, meeting
each other one morning, indulged In
First Dcnf Man Good morning. Are
you going to buy sake (rice wine)?
Second Denf ManOh, excuse me; I
thought you were going to buy sake.
A toper, feeling "headachy" nftcr n
spree, hail fallen nsleep. He dn-nmed
that ho had found n sack of sake anil
licked his chops before tasting It. "How
delicious!" he exclaimed. "It would Im
proper to report the find ot police head
quarters, but n windfall like this .tUi
nol not Well, shall I take n glass?
No, there will le nothing lost by wait
ing until I wann It. He was just going
to set It to warm when the midday gun
awoke bltn, wberetion he ruefully ex
claimed: "Oh, what a pity It was I
did not drink It cold I"
Another story Is nliout a dog:
"You told me that when n dog bnrkeil
he would leave off If one wrote 'tiger
on his palm and kept his fist clinched.
"A European dog flew at me aa 1 wat
coming borne late lost night. So I
stuck my flit out and jutt look how I
"Oh I I'robably It was n dog who had
not yot learned Japanese writing."
In the Pursuit of Fashion. Two
young men having met In front of n
haberdasher s shop, one of them wavetl
his hand and cried out:
"I have much to say, but business.
calls me home. I must put off the con
versotlnn for a few dny a, when 1 will
see you nt jour house.
The other naked him what this bust
neaa might le; whether any of his fam
lly bad been taken ill.
"Oh, no," replied the first young man
I have been getting a kerchief which
my wife commissioned nip to buy. Tho
reason why I said I couldn't atop Is that
It would be an awful thing for her to
fall behind the fashion while I was
loitering on the way. Chlcniro Chron
Ctrsnall's Marled Trrasarp.
The fortune of a Croc sua lle buried
under the sands and rocks near Gun
walloe, In the Lizard district of Corn
wall. In 1574 a Spanish ship, Waring
a freight of 117,000,000 and many bara
of gold to London for safe custody that
couia noi oe lounci in spa n, wna
wrecked amid the sand nnd rocka some
distance from the shore - n cruel, mtir-
derons-looklng shore. This more than
fortune has been buried since. A
part of the treasure was once secured
by an enterprising Cornlihinnn (the
government claiming Its toll), and
more than one band of speculators has
tried to rob the sea of Its spoil and has
been defeated by Ibe great Atlantic
rollers nnd drlren home out of pocket,
but yet not without ho.e. There ia
some talk of making anothrrsmrch for
this hidden wealth; but Cornlshmrn
hnve been so bitten In many ventures
that they may well button up their
pockets. London Outlook.
Aa Appreciative Header.
Thomaa Scott, tho celebrated com
mentator on tho Hlble, published nn
edition of Ilunynn's Pilgrim's Progress
with explanatory notes, A copy of this
work he benevolently presented to one
of hi poor parishioners. Meeting hhn
soon after, Mr. Scott inquired whether
he bad read It.
"Ye, sir." was the enthusiastic reply.
"IJo you think you understand It?"
"Oh, yea, sir," tho parishioner nn
werrd, with the unexpected nnd dis
appointing addition, "and I hope liefnre
long I shall understand the notes." tit.
A Paper of Tarka.
We nil regret to-day what we did yea
terday. Will we regret the day after
tomorrow, what we do to-morrow? I
It not the only safe way lo do nothing
Life Is a sad riddle. There Is, at last.
only one way out to give It up.
A nog may act the part of a man with
out knowing it, A man enn never net
the part of a hog without knowintr It. -
Great Editor Why In the world
don't you advertise your nddrcs In
hmlneiit Physician People would
think me a quack. Why don't you tlirn
your name to the articles you write for
Great Editor People would think tne
goose. X Y. Weekly.
A DoabU Portion.
"She married him to suite a criri
"Ilut the of terwards divorced him."
"Yea; that was to enable him to
marry the tame girl friend and en.
joy more tpite." Philadelphia North-
"He Laugtis Best
Who Laughs Last
A httth Uuqh IndlcAttM a dtgrte cf
good litjlth obilnbie through pure
blood. c4s but one perion (n ten hs
pure UooJ, the other nine should purify
the Mood with Hood' StrsjtpjirilU.
Then thty C4n Uugh int. Ust nd til
the time, for
STORY SOUNDED WELL.
But There Was Itraaon In llellara
That II Was tint Wholly
"When I tint went wett," tellt a retired
business man, who now does nothing in th
way of work except to mow the lawn ami
tee that thp rat is in the barn at night,
"this maimed hand saved mr life."
"Is that so?" sikrd the visiting ncighlmr,
who knrw that this fmm of Invitation would
be siiflicienl to insure the story.
"Yes, that's right. If I hadn't lost that
first linger when I was a lmy I wouldn't Iks
here now. Jim Dixon and me were tradin'.
with the Indians. We cvrli ingrd beads, fak
jewelry and bright rAhro for furs. All th
bulls lo were not gone then and we did a
good buMiirts, One lime we happened to
strike a wandering band of savages that
held ut up nn sight and it wat plain from
the way the red devils danced around ut
that we were to l put to death alter th
Indian fashion. All at once I recalled that
a good manv of the Indiana knew me at th
'four fingered' trader who wat alw)t on
the level with lhoe wild merchants, to I
held up the hind and kept It up till one tt
the touni bucks let out a significant stunt
and then hurried to the chief In cniiiitiaiid.
He came to tne In a dignified manner, ex
amined the hand, grunted hIxhiI 10 timet
while deliberating, said 'How, and released
me at well aa mr luirtner U p wrrp treated
right up lo the handle and permitted to de
part when we wanted lo. It was tne closest
tnurak and the worst seat I had out in that
country when near rails and heart failur
irtithtt were the rule.
"llrave man," said one neiitiW to sn.
other, st they walked away
"Yes. resufar bur Iniun. if rou arcrnt all
he tellt. Itetwren me and )ou he lest thtt
finger two vears sgn while examining a hay
cutur." Detroit Free I'rctt,
He Wats Wllllnn lo lllr
panic Vnrallsl a tiuoil
The roiinff man who sings loud snd torn
wst interrupted by s Up it the door of hit
"r.xruie me, taw tne tail, mm tiranger,
I tin n.irv to nmuile 1 nnunr the flat
uudcr )ou, and I have come up to iwjuirt
if )ciu are the gentleman who tisgt bal
lads." "Yrs." was the answer, with the air of s
man who is iti-xlest, but anted deny th
truth. "Are jou fond ol mu '!"
"I don't know that I am what you wociM
rail fond nf il At the Mine tune I haven't
atillhing psrlM-uUr agim-t it I am very
niurh atlrctrd by some things 1 hear."
"That amounts to the same thing at !-int
fond of It," waa the sniwrr, in a tone ol
"I have been wondering If I caught (lit
words of your favorite song correctly. Let
"How often, oh. how often.
Have 1 wlshtd that the rlihlngtld
Would bear me sway nn Its lKsom
To the ocean w lid and wide.'
It thtt right!"
"Yes; it s all right, areording to my recol
lection. Is thtt one of the Hrcrt )eu are at
"Yet. I have lcn affected by that for
hours at a lime It hat draws tne Irresist
ibly to ou. It Ins Idled me with s yearn
ing to do something that would make you
eapnier. And I called up to say that if
you II rnnie down to the river with ine any
evening I'll uy our rar fate and hire a
boat snd give )ou a good slart nn the first
ebbing tide scheduled. And I don't mind
saying that the further nut It bears ou ths
better 1 II be Mtitfied." Washington Star.
nl Hi, Had.
"How did Ihr family come nut In the mat
ter of settling the ettste!" was asked of oat
of the brothers.
"Might have been worse, but we finally
succeeded in effecting a compromise wilt
pur lawyer by which he agreed to let ui
have half." Detroit Free Press.
The Iluiband-llut weran't afford to keep
The Wife- f know we can't, but I a-snt tn
thow that ttuck up Mrs. Ilrnwn that we can
have things we can't afford just at well at
thty can. N. Y. Journal.
Knew His f'nrviriU- I'.,.,, llilLI.. f.
dead. He drank II cillont nf stramlit whis.
k'. ' .high balls and ,,f a Leg of beet
niaht before In! " "1. ih.i . u-l... ....
ii e r.,'"e of '" death!" (,'bi'cigo Timet
Herald. Fact in
I'livainlofrv "Tl,.- .... - .
J ho turns pale w hen he gets mad it the most
dangerous." "I guest that is to. A man
iiu ie searm nenrly oLt nf Ins loott will
put up an awful lig!it."-IndianaiK)ha Jour
g Snipper." Au
f Mits lngwjip and voulig si
V:i':rn',,'t Thai was an abduc
"! -i iiiiacieinnia .ortn Amerirsn
The nennlp whn t.n'i . - - i . .
L.I, . ' ... .rr i, jiiftr BUT not
half so exasperating at thci.e who do see it
but don't think much of it. Puck.
Sick hetdtche. Food docsn'tdl.
jest well, appetite poor, bowel con
stipated, tongue coated. It', your
liver I Averrs Pills are liver niii.
easy and life. They cure dygpep.
tit, biliousness. 25c. All Dtuggliti.
Waul jour moiiiiaciia or buret a tissuUtul
brown or rich black f Than uta "'"""
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urns nam ail llu iaiir.
Bart Uovth Bnio. 'f ucm Qciod. Ua
w .'ut poiq or arufsisu.
1 I I ' I I till P'S'M
saw in a moment that this accounted for