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N.EW ORtLEANS SO('TIIERN AND GRAND
ISLE ILAIIWAY CO.
A !Cl ,.rs A lgiers
4 too p. n. m.Daly ex. Sat. & Sun..9 :45 a. m.
t- :i5 a. m. Mieed, dally el. S n. .7 :25 p. m.
5 .::O I' .....Sat. bSun. .niy...J:;45a. m.
S l(,lt'SMAN' , SPECIAL
5 0r p. n.....s aturday only ....11 :15 p. m.
.(,, p. m..... Sunday tnly .... U:0 p. m.
S0 ,a.m. 7:25 p. m.
F:I.ELfC lIC CAR SERV'lIICe
Itetu n Algiers and Gretna.
lea're Gretna, IJackson A,,'. Ferry LtInd
lng ipaslng through Mclºnoglville, to Al
giers, metes ('anal t5'. Ferry, ilases Third
lIstrIt' Ferry, Southern Pacific TermIna;s
and '.ad it, 'resing over the Newton St.l
VJ'a.ti. the iSouthelru I'a-flc R. R. Yards,
aio.u; t,e rear of the U. S. SNaval Station.l
to th, I . S. Immlrgratou Station.
Butitrning over Saume route, meeting the
N. (,. and \%Westrn t.llway ears and Jack
sgnAve. IFerry at Gretna.
(;It7'NA TO IMMIGRAITI N STATIONATION.
From Gretna, S minutes. 28 minutes andI
4ih minites after the hour.
N,.wtyn and Tbech. 3 rminutes, 23 min
uate a and 4:1 nlnutes after the hour.
('anal Street Ferry, 10 minutes. 30 min
utes and 510 minutes after the hour.
4 ac Itarn i'aitle Ave., 1 mI:nlulte, 35
ninllutes and 55 minutet after the hour.
:lrmira and Newton. •on the hour and 20
minute., and 40 minutes after the hour.
First car leaves G;retna 5 :28 a. im.
ltaIt ar leaves ;r•etna fir Immigration
Station 12:(04 a. m.
ltat ar l.av.a e ;rsetna for Car Barn via
Newton and Teche Sts. 1 ::;0 a. m.
IMMIGL.ATION STATION TO GRETNA.
From Immtgratim Station. 10 minutes, 30
mlnutes and 50 tmlnutaes after the hour.
Elmira and Newton. on the hour, and 20
and 40 minutes after the hour.
Car Itarn Pacific Avenue', 3 minutes, 23
minutitr and 43 nminutes after the hour.
('anal St. Ferry, lO mlnute, 30 minutes
and 50 mlnutes after the hour.
Newton and Teehe Sts.. 13 minutes, 33
minutes and :5 minutes after the hour.
First car leaves Immigration Station 5:30
Last car leaves Immigration Station 11:50
Iast car leaves for Car Barn via Newton
and Teche Ste., 12:10 a. m.
PACIFIC AVE. BELT CAR.
From Canal Street Ferry, on the hour,
20 minutes and 40 minutes after the hour.
Newton and Teche 8ts., 3 minutes. 23
minutes and 43 minutes after the hour.
Elmira and Newton 8ts., 5 minutes, 25
minutes and 45 minutes after the hour.
From Car Barn, 9 minutes, 29 minutes
and 49 minutes after the hour.
ELECTRIC CAR SERVICE BETWEEN
GRETNA, ILARVEY'S CANAL AND
Leaves Gretna (Jackson Avenue Ferry
Landing), along Copernicus Avenue, passing
Texas and Pacific and Southern Pacific e
pots to Fourth Street. thence along Fourth
Street to Public Road, crossing Harvey's
Canal to Amevllle.
Returning over same route, meeting the
Algiers Ralhway cars and Jackson Avenue
Ferry at Gretna.
LEAVE GRETNA-5:50, 6:30, 7:10, 7:50,
8:30, 9:10, 9:50, 10:30, 11:10,
11:50 a. m.; 12:30, 1 :10, 1:50, 2:30,
3:10, 3:50, 4:30, 5:10, 5:50, 6:30,
7:10, 7 50, 8:30, 9:10, 9 50, 10:30,
11 :10, 11 :50 p. inm.
Pass Harvey's Canal 7 minutes after leav
Beach Amesevile 15 minutes after leaving
LEAVE AME8VILLE-4:05, 6:45, 7:25,
8:05, 8:45, 9:25, 10:05, 10:45,
11:25 a. m.: 12:05, 12:45, 1:25,
2:05, 2:45, 8:25, 4:05, 4:45, 5:25,
6:05, 6 :45, 7:25 8:05, 8:45, 9:25,
10:05, 10:45, 11:25 p. m.; 12:05
Pass Harvey's Canal 7 minutes after leav
Reach Gretna 15 minutes after leaving
Last Car leaves Gretna for Amesvllle
11 :50 p. M.
tat Car leaves Ameevllle for Gretna
12:05 a. m.
FREE STOPOVERS ALLOWED AT NEW
ORLEANS ON ALL RAILROAD AND
STEAMSHIP TICKETS, AFFORDING
TOURISTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE
LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE.
8:00p. m.. .N. . & N. O. IAm... 7:50 a. m.
8:00 p. m.. .Aahevllle Llmlted .. 7:50 a. m.
8 80 a. m...Wash. & N. Y. Mail.. 8 :0 p. m.
9 :00 p. m... B'ham A Cacinnnati.. 7:05 a. m.
S :80a. m....Ashbeville Express.. 8:30 p. m.
8 :30 a. m.... .loulville o Can... 8:30 p. m.
8 15 p. m... . . Mobile Aceom..... 11 :55 a. m.
8 O0 a.m....Clicago IAmited... 8:30p.m.
0:00 p. m.Peas. & Jacksonvrle. 7 :05 a. m.
5:00 a. m.. Montgomery Accom.. 7 :00 p. m.
3:295p.m..Gult Coast IAm. daily
except Sunday)......8 .50 a. m.
7:30s. m....Suanday Excur..... 8:05p.m.
QUEEN & CRESCENT BOUTE.
(Terminal Station, Canal 8treet)
7:30 p. o...N. Y. & Wash.... 9 :10 a m.
7:30p. m...Cin. & Ashevllle...9:10a.m.
4:45 p. m.St. Lousla & Chlicago...9 10a. m.
8 :00 a.m. . .Cain. & Asheville.. 8:45p.m.
6 :00 a. m. . • Meridian Acom... 4 :35 p. m.
4:45 p. m.... Meridlan Local....-
S..lattiesburg Local.. 8:10a.m.
7 :10 . m..Carrlere & Int. Pts. 7 20 p. m.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL ..
2 :00 a. m.. "Panama Limited," Chl
cago and St. Louls ..... 6:00 p. m.
8:00a. m."New Orleans Limited,
Chlcago, St. Louols, Louisville
and Cacinnati ........... 8:55 p.m.
7:10p. m..Fast Maitl, Chicago, St.
Louls, Louisville and Cln... 10:55 a. .
0:0Oa..m.....Local Mail..... 4:00p.m.
3:00p.m..Northern Express... 9:10a.m.
5:40p.m...McComb Accom... 8:35a.m.
3:00 a.m.'The Merry Widow".10:30 op.m.
Southbound, "The Merry Widow"' tops at
all station between McComb sal New Or
YAZOO AND MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
7:15a.m....Delta Expremss.... 6:20p.m.
2:55 p.m. Bat. Rougte Fast Eip.12:30 m.
4:15p.m..Bsyou i ara and Wood
vlle l'asmenger ......... 9:40 m.
11:00Wp. m.Northern Express, Vicks.
burg, lMooroe, Bhreveport and
Memphlis .............. 8:10 .m.
:45 a. m..Texas Local, for Rous
ton and all stations tnterme
dinte ......... ........ :25 :p. m.
11:30.m.....S8uset Expressa, 'for
Houston, Austina, Fort Worth,
Dallas and other north Tex
Spoints .............. 6:45p. m.
11:30a. m. .unaset Express, for 8an
Antonio, Mexio, r 1 Paso,
Alstona and California ... 6:45 p. a.
3:06 p.m..IlAfayette Local, for L-a.
fayette and all stations in
termedite ............ 11:40 a. m.
8:30 p. m.nTexa Limited, for liosu
ton, Galveston, Autin, Waco.
Fort Worth, Dalluas and other
north Texas points ...6 6:40 a. m.
11:4 p. m..Sunset Mail, for Ho.s
ton, Galveston, Waco, Port
Worth, Dallas and other north
Texas points ........... :45 a. m.
11:45 p. m..8sunet Mail, for San
Antonio, Mexico. El Paso,
Arisrons and California... 7:45 a. m.
TEXAS LAND PACIFIC.
4:35p. m....Toreras Loca ....11:45. m.
S. :p. m..'Tbe Csanao Ball... 5:35 p. m.
(From Terminal Station)
11:45 p. m...... Houston ......1:15 p. m.
LOUISIANA 80UTHBERN RAILWAY
,W Oresan, Texas and Mexico . R. Ls
'io, t. laude ad Elysan Fields)
Shell Beah asd Polte .a a Bach.
s 6: Beacb Oa*y.
m *r ....... 5:1pm
. . ......... :25am 5:I0
Lemae Shell Beach
I.v. Shell Beach...... 7:40 am 6:00pm
Ar. 'oydras ......... 8:20am 6:40pm
Ar. New Orleans ...... 9:05am 7:20 pa
Pointe a Ia Flache-)Dally Except Sunday.
I.v. New Orleans...... 6 -05 am 4 :30 pm
Ar. Poydras ......... 6:45am 5:10pm
Ar. P'olnte a la llacbe.. 9:45 am 6:45 pm
I.V. Polnte a Il Hache. 6:45 am 12:30 pm
Ar. I'oydras ........... :25 am 3:15pm
Ar. New Orleans...... 9:05 am 4 :25 pm
I.v. New Orleans................ 7 :00am
Ar. P'olnte a a Ilache............ 9:25 am
I.e. P'olnte a la Ilache........... 4:10pm
Ar. N'-w Orleans ................ 6:34 pm
I.OIi<IANA RAILWAY & NAVIGATION
(Terminal Station, Canal Street)
No. 2. No. 1.
6:10 p. m.lv..New Orleans..Ar. 8:30 a. m.
No. 8. Dally Ex. Sunday No. 7.
6:40 a. m. Lv... New Orleaas..Ar.7 :10 p. m.
No. '. Sundays Only No. 7
G:40 a. m. Iv... New Orleans. .Ar.7:0) p. m
lrare M\!inI',urg--6 00, 7:00, 9:30 a. m.,
12.01, :;.00, 4:40. 5 :45, 6:40 p. in.
Ieave P'o'nthartrain Junction - 5:30.
::o, ::30, 11 :00 a. in., 2:00, 4:00, 5:20,
6:15 p,. m.
Leave tllneburg-0-:00. 7:10, 8:40, 10:00,
11 :to a. rn.; 12:30, 2 :30, 3:30, 5:00, 6 :00,
7 .00, 8:10 p. m.
Ieave I'ontchartraln Junction - 5:30,
1 30. b .10, 9:10, 11:00 a. m.; 12:01; 2:00.,
:1:00, 4 "'t0, 5.30, 6:30, 7 :40 p. in.
NEW ORLEANS GREAT NOItTIHEItN.
(Terminal Station )
Ially Except Sunday.
; .50 a. m.. Jackson, Columbia, Ty
hirrown, Folsoul and Inter
medlate .............. .. :) : p. m.
4 :15 p. n.. Folsom., Collumbia, Tyler
town and Inte: mediate... S :50 a. m
7 :45 a. m..Jackson, Columbla. Ty
lertown and Intermediate. s :00 p. m.
6:00 p. In..Columbla, Tylertown. 11,
gialusa and Intermediate..10:20a. m.
7 :45 a. m.. IPolsom, Covington, Ablta,
Springs. Mandeville, lncoul.',
Forest Glen, Bugalusa and In
termediate ............. 8:00 p. m.
The Thing He Remembered.
A young girl of romantic disposition
sat at dinner next to a man who had
once rowed on one of Cornell's greatest
crews. She tried to draw him out on
the subject of racing and of the par
ticular contest in which he had cap
tained the crew in his senior year. "1
suppose," she said, "that your most
vivid recollection of that race is of the
cheers of the crowd as you came
across the finish line?" He shook his
head. "Maybe it was the start which
burned itself on your memory; the rec
ollection of the tenseness of the wait
before you heard the starter's pistol?"
Again he shook his head. "What is
the thing in connection with the race
that you remember most distinctly?"
"Well," said the oarsman slowly.
"when any one talks about that race
it always brings one recollection, one
picture, a very vivid one, to my mind
right away." "What is that?" asked
the girl eagerly. "The man who rowed
No. 4, who sat Just in front of me, had
a mole exactly midway between his
shoulder blades."-New York Tribune.
What You Eat In Apples.
Do you know what you are eating
when you eat an apple? No, not the
sorts and varieties of worms, for there
will be no worms If you have bought
your fruit from an orchardist who
sprays his trees. You are eating malic
acid, the property that makes butter
milk so healthful. You are eating gal
dce acid, one of the most necessary ele
ments in human economy. You are
eating sugar in the most assimilable
form, combined carbon, hydrogen and
oxygen caught and imprisoned from
the sunshine. You are eating albumen
In its most available state. You are
eating a gum allied to the "fragrant
medicinal gums of Araby." You are
eating phosphorus in the only form in
which it is available as a source of all
brain and nerve energy. In addition to
all these, you are drinking the purest
water and eating the most healthful
anid desirable fiber for the required
"roughness" in food elements.--Nation
The Apparently Drowned.
The frequent occurrence of drowning
accidents serves to emphasize the need
of a thorough anderstandlng of the
principles underlying resuscitation and
particularly the fact that success ulti
mately depends on preventing perma
nent Injury from lack of blood to the
brain. "Efforts at resuscitation should
be used for at least two hours after
apparent death," says Dr. F. W. Hlitch
ings of Cleveland in the Journal of the
American Medical Assoclation. The
heart may continue to beat for as long
a time as five minutes after cessation
of respiration, although it usually stops
in two or three minutes. Add to a
possible five minutes the seven mln
utes during which the brain may be
completely resuscitated after total ces
sation of the heart beat, a possible
maximum of twelve minutes of reln
tfve death may be undergone with re
Respeeted His Scruples.
In the mathematics class one day at
Williams college Professor 8., who
was rarely made the subject of college
jesta, was excessively annoyed by
some man "squeaking" a small rubber
bladder. The noise seemed to come
from near a certain Jack Hollis, and
after querying each of his neighbors
and receiving a negative answer Pro
fessor 8. said sternly:
"Hollis, do you know who is making
that unbearable noise?"
Hollis, who had been the guilty per
son all along, assumed an air of stoical
bravery and said calmly, "I know, sir.
but I prefer not to tell."
Professor S's angry face grew calm
er, and with evident pleasure he re
plied: "I respect your scruples, Holils
They do you credit and should shame
the guilty man, sir."
Palaces of Thebes.
The palaces of old Thebes, in Egypt
were probably the largest and most
wonderful ever erected by the hand of
man. One of them was the container
of a central hall 80 feet in height, 825
teet in length and 17'9 feet in breadth,
the rooft of which was supported by 134
columns 11 feet in diameter and 76
feet in height The cornices were of
the finest marble, inlaid with ivory
work and sheathed with beaten gold.
'rom the point of view of artistic
beauty, the Parthenon, of course, still
holds the palm and is likely always to
hold It-New York American.
The Smile of a
By EDIT V. ROSS
Jim Gorton was working for a safe
and lock company. He was very
poor and had not long been given em
ployment-indeed, he was in debt. He
had a wife and several small children
and found it difficult to keep them in
food and clothing.
One day Jim was summoned to a
gentlenian's house for the purpose of
picking the lock of a silverware :land
jewel safe. It was an elegant hoe,ll
and when Jim walked on the hlland
some thick rugs he thought of the
bare floors in his own home and could
not be reconciled to this man ha:viing
so much and he having so little. lie
was shown into a small room where a
safe was inserted into the wall. Thet'
combination had been lost, and he w:as
directed to open the safe by pickinl
the lock. lie found the job not a ditti
cult one and, having arranged a col
hination, gave it to the lady of the
house and went his way.
Time came when the concern that
Jim was with determined to reduce
its working force, and he lost his job.
His wife got sick, and the condition
of the family was deplorable. Jim
thought what a difference a little mon
ey would make to him and those he
saw suffering. He remembered the
wealth scattered about in the house
where he had fixed the lock and espe
cially the gems and silver plate he
found in the safe he had opened.
Then came the temptation to get at
that safe, open it and take enough of
its contents to relieve the frightful
condition of his family.
For awhile he resisted. He had a
boy, little Jim, the apple of his eye.
and shuddered at the idea of that boy
when he grew to manhood knowing
that his father had been a criminal.
But he could not bear the strain of
his children crying for what he could
not give them, and one night in a fit
of desperation he determined to get
into the safe. One small diamond-it
would scarcely be missed-would make
a great difference in his home.
At midnight, when not a light ap
peared in the rich man's house, Jim
raised a window with a jimmy and.
entering the kitchen, made his way
softly upstairs. He remembered the
location of the room where he had
worked on the safe and went straight
to it, or, rather, to an adjoining room
that led into it. A light was burning
in the hall, which enabled him to see
his way. Softly turning the knob of
the anteroom, he saw some one, a
nurse, sleeping soundly with her face
to the wall. He withdrew and tried
the door leading from the hall into
the safe room. It opened easily, and
he entered. By the dim light that
came from without he saw a child's
crib. A gas jet was burning low, and
he turned it slightly on.
For a moment It seemed to him that
his own dear little Jim was sleeping
in that crib. At any rate a boy just
like Jim was there, his two chubby
arms outside the covers. Jim studied
for a moment what to do. He could
shut the door. turn up the gas and
within a minute open the safe, for
which he had the combination. The
boy might not awaken, and if he did
Jim could keep him quiet. He turned
up the light and was working on the
knob when, glancing at the crib, he
saw that the child's eyes were open
and fixed on him. When Jim looked
at him his face broke into a smile.
That ended Jim's attempt at bur
glary. Within a few seconds what he
needed would be within his grasp. but'
he couldn't take it past that innocent
smile. He left the safe and, advanc
ing to the boy, bent down and kissed
him. The little chap seized his finger
and held it in his little fist Jim gent
ly loosened the clasp and, giving the
boy another kiss. left the room. lie
was about to go downstairs when he
heard a man's voice say:
"Stand! I've got the drop on you."
Jim obeyed. A man in a dressing
gown came out of a room and. keeping
Jim covered, marched him downstairs
into the dining room, where he com
mandedl him to throw the plunder he
had taken on the dining room table.
"I haven't any plunder," said Jim.
"though I could have taken the con
tents of your safe. I know the combl
"Know the combination! How did
you get it?"
"I'm the man who opened your safe
for you not long ago."
"You that man! I thought your fee
tares were familiar."
"Yes," said Jim, turning his pockets
Inside out. Then be told the gentle
man his story, how he had been tempt
ed to come there and how he had been
saved from taking any plunder by the
smile of an innocent child. "If you
will come up to the safe room," he
added, "I'll show you that I had com
pleted the opening of the safe."
The gentleman went with him, found
the safe unlocked and the contents un
touched. He took Jim back with him
to the dining room, gave him what he
could find in the larder and what mon
ey he had in his pockets.
"Tomorrow," he said. "come to my
omfce and I'11 give you some work to
do in the factory of which I am presi
dent. I will send my physician to your
wife and otherwise aid you. A man
who Is only incited to crime by the suf
ferings of his wife and children and
kept from It by the smile of a little
boy is worth saving."
Jim is now at the head of the me
chanical department of the Chesterton
manufactory and prosperous
The First Advertiser.
For the benefit of those who abhor
printer's ink as a prime factor to the
advancement of their interests." says
the Christian County Republican. "we
might state that Samson. the strong
party, was the first man to advertise.
He took two solid columns to demon
strate his strength, and several thoo
sand people 'tumbled' to his scheme
He brought down the house."
Can't Be Changed.
"Be's a hopeless ease."
"Yes, his yellow streak isa Est
cior.'--ew York rress.
Never Touohed Him.
One day during the South African
war an orderly delivered a message in
somewhat free and easy language from
Lord Kitchener to General Smith
Dorrien. "Tell Lord Kitchener I shall
be ready to move in two hours." re
plied Smith-Dorrien. "and remember to
say 'please' the next time you speak to
me!" Returning to lord Kitchener. the
orderly duly delivered the message. b
"And you have to say 'please' the next
time you speak to him!" he wound up
Solitary Confinerr'nt. t
The punishment which replaced the h
death penalty in Italy-namely. life mim- p
prisonment with solitary confinement a
--is considered to be much worse than o
death itself. Murderers sentenced to h
life imprisonment invoke death to end it
their sufferings. Isolation., complete tl
in the very sense of the word-en
forced idleness, lack of exercise and r
sufficient food and continual surveil
lance in a cell so small as to almost o
render any movement impossible-such I
is the fate of a murderer in Italy. Sol- II
Itary confinement lasts for five long
years. sometimes for ten, but convict- p
can hardly bear it for more than six o
months. Invariably thSe are insane t
long before the term e.ires. and of- h
ten they commit suicide. The fear of p
solitary confinement acts as a preven- p
tive to murder as much as and perhaps I
much more than that of capital pun- n
ishment. It is quite true that the 1i
cases of murder have not diminished rn
to any great extent in Italy since the ti
abolition of the death penalty; but, on cl
the other hand, they have not in
creased.-Chicago News. e
A curious illustration of the princi
ple of responsibility abroad is afford '
ed by a civil damage suit growing out
of the breaking of a plate glass win- a
dow in a German town. A witness had
testified as follows:
"As I was passing down the street
In front of the window ' saw a bi: t(
stone come whirling through the air. P
I did not know whence it came. I st
saw it coming through the air, and I 9
had just time enough to dodge to save
myself from being hit by it."
The witness was sharply questioned
upon the point whether the stone that a1
broke the window would have struck
him had he not dodged it. He was
then dismissed. Eventually the deci
sion of the magistrate was this:
"Inasmuch as if the witness had not
unfortunately ducked his head the
glass would not have been struck by
the stone, he is hereby adjudged re
sponsible for the breaking of the win
dow and is ordered to pay to the own- of
er the value of the same."-Chicago
Inter Ocean. tt
Bees Stick to One Flower. tl
It is usually supposed, especially by C
the poets, that bees sip tweets indis- hi
criminately from many a flower. la
He woos the Poppy and wet the Peach. hi
And then, a deserter, abandons each
For the petals of the Lily.
The seasons appear rather mixed In at
the verse, which in other respects. bi
however, reflects the popular belief
about bees. It is far from being the tl
true one. ti
All bees, including the honey bee. tc
show a strong tendency in collecting
both nectar and pollen to be constant
to one species of flower. This is mani- et
festly for the advantage of both Insects et
and flowers. In the case of a number
of bees flying for only a small part of tt
the season this habit has become so ln
specialized that they visit only one or hi
a few allied species of flowers which
offer an abundance of pollen and nec- "I
tar.-London Post. it
Moving Pictures In Japan. p
The Japanese take the mooving pic
ture with the seriousness befitting the e'
national character. They enjoy it thor- 'c
oughly. but they like it best when it I
makes them sad. The favorite theme i
is the allegorical play that represents n
the warrior fighting for righteousness.
Next in popularity comes the pathetic. '
picture. The strictly educational film
is also popular, and there is always ai
applause for good scenery. But the
love story is never represented in the
Japanese moving picture It would he
an outrage to modesty and a violation
of decency and therefore intolerable.
Pictnres derogatory to the dignity of
of8cials and of policemen are forbid- d
den, as well as those likely to instill
revolutionary ideas in the minds of the ol
A Dangarous Precedent.
The best case which I have seen of
law versus Justice and common sense
is one which Montaigne relates as hav
la happened in his own day. Some
men were condemned to death for mur
der. The judges were then informed
by the officers of an inferior court that
certain persons in their custody had
confessed themselves guilty of the
murder in question and had told so
cirecmstantial a tale that the fact was
placed beyond all doubt. Nevertheless
it was deemed so bad a precedent to
revoke a sentence and show that the
law could err that the innocent men
were delivered over to execution.-
"Say, mamma, my teacher 'd make a
bully highwayman!" exclaimed a boy
as he rushed in from school.
"Why, Freddy, what in the world do
you mean?" Inquired his astonished
"Why, she's always telling the'chil- l
dren to 'hold up their hands.' "-Judge's t
Took the Count. b
"Bobby, you have been fghting with *
that Stapleton boy again. Did you
count ten before you struck him, uas I
have always told you to do?"
"No, but I was told that somebody
-onted ten after he landed on me."- a
A Woman's Age.
Guest-Delighttful party you amre hay- a
lug tonight, old fellow. Mst--Yes, £
am giving it to my wife. It is the
twelfth anmmiversary of her thirtieth b
Mllionles of moesy are not hetter than
milllons of grimans of seand at the gate
By F. G. STIEGER
Silas Venable, an old darky i ho
had taken his name from the former
owners of his family, was as good
a man as ever lied. lie had gravi
tated north late in life and was en
tirely uneducated. In his southern
home he was known to be above re
proach; in his northern home. when
accused, he must take his chances like
other suspects. A diamond had b,,-in
lost which Silas was accused of steal
ing. Indeed, the owner declared that
the stone was lying in a room into
which Silas had ge.'te to replace some
rugs he had been eleanlng. The gem
was missed as soon as he camle out
of the room, and he was searchedl.
It was not found, and the owner bte
lieved that Sil:s hadi swallowed it.
Casey, the owner of the mlssinu
property, determined to frighten the
old man into confessing the theft.
(;etting a few friends together in his
house, he' alppointed one to play the
part of judgle. another to defend the
prisoner, while he set himself the part
of prosecuting attorney. Silas had
never tLen ch;arged with crime in Lis
life and. having never heln in a court
roosn, knew no more of the organi':l
tion of a court than a three-year-, d
"'Silas Venable." said the judge sl
emnly. "you are aclused of steal l:
a valuable diamond. Are you guilty
or not guilty?"
Silas rolled his eyes about wildly
"F,,' de Lawd, jedge. I don't know
nothin' about any di'mon'."
"My client pleads not guilty." said
Jones, the prisoner's counsel.
"Your honor." said Casey. "I propose
to prove on li-half of the state that t',e
prisoner stole the property and. tIein:
suspected and accused before he could
get ridhl of it. swallowed It. I intend to
look into the stomach of the accused
and find out whether the lost gem is
"How yo' gwine to look into my
stomach?" asked Silas, much fright
ened. "Yo' haln't gwine to put a pipe
down my froat wid a candle in it, air
"Will your honor explain the X ray
process to the prisoner?" asked the
"Does it hurt. Jedge?" asked 811as.
"Not at all. You won't feel it a bit."
"All right. Go ahead." said the pris
His ready assent somewhat surprised
the court, who had supposed that there
was no doubt but that he had done the
theft. But Casey, taking the darky's
confidence for bluff, proceeded with
his plan. Producing a pair of binocu
lars with a scale for distance attached.
he affected to adjust the latter careful.
ly, then, putting them to his eyes, pre
tended to look Into the prisoner's stom
ach. Silas did not seem at all trou
"What do you see. Sir. Casey?" asked
the judge solemnly, while some of
those present put their handkerchiefs
to their faces to conceal their laughter.
"I see first small bits of chicken."
The expression on Silas' face chang
ed at once. Hle looked badly fright
"I thought we would get at the
truth." remarked the- judge, diving
into a lawbook before him to preserve
"Fo' de Lawd. Jedge." pleaded Sila..
"I didn't steal dat chicken. I bought
"Bought chicken at 30 cents a
pound!" exclaimed Casey.
"No, sah. Job Wilson he got a chlik
en mroost. and he sold me dat chicken
'cause I give him some table garbage
I was takln' from a gen'leman's house
for de chickens. He didn't charge m,,
nothin' fo' IL'"
"What else do you see. Mr. Casey?"
asked the judge.
"I see a little black spot about the
si::e of my diamond."
"Do you see the diamond itself?"
Casey consilered that to say he saw
the diamond would not be true or fair.
so he claimed only that he saw a
dark spot that might be a diamond.
"Fo' de Lawd, jedge," said the prig
oner, "dat spot ain't no dl'mon'. 1 dlone
didn't steal It."
There was so much honesty in the
old negro's face that his accusers ga ve
up this "third degree" game, and
when his counsel demanded his dis
charge Casey assented.
"Would one ob de genlemen object
to lookin' into Mr. Casey's stomick?"
Casey looked a bit annoyed. His
-riends, anticipating more fun. demand
ed that the negro's request be granted.
Jones seized the binoculars and brought
them to bear on the new subject.
"What do you expect to find in Mr.
Jones' stomach, 8ilas?" he asked.
"Yes, I see oysters. What lie?"
"Why, certainly. I cannot only see
the meat, but there's a claw In his
"When and where," asked the judge
of 8las, "did Mr. Casey eat the oysters
and the lobster?"
"Well, jedge," 811uas replied, '"I war
gwine pest , chophouse ylsterday, and
I saw de gen'leman havin' a supper
with yo' wife."
There was consternation In the court.
and at the same time Mrs. Casey, who
had been listening at a keyhole, came
Ia to say that she had found the mils
ag diamond In her jewel box.
The court adjourned amid much em
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