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AX EXCITINCf CHASE.
CANOE RACE IN WHICH A HUMAN
LIFE WAS THE STAKE.
The Adrentore at at Mluioaary In
the Kodko C'onnlry and liovr He
Saved a ative l'runi Beiag Cooked
aad Eatea Uy the Caaaibala.
TLe stories that missionaries send
home often throw a vivid light upon
the dark and savage conditions that
encompass thoui. One of the teachers
of the American Baptist Missionary
union, in his annual report, tells of a.
recent incident that occurred far up
the Kongo river among the natives
living arouad the shores of Lake Tum
la, only a short distance south of the
Karly one Sunday morning, as the
missionary and his wife were prepar
ing for the duties of the day.'they
heard a shout from the lake. An old
man was seen seated in a canoe, which
a number of stalwart fellows were
paddling as fast as they could toward
the little river VJiat carries the waters
of the lake to the Kongo, a few miles
north. The old man was crying in a
frantic and despairing .voice:
"Miebe na Moukasa."
These were the names by which the
missionary and his wife are known to
the natives. The old fellow called
them again and again, till he saw the
white man and his wife standing on
the lieacli. Then he shouted to them:
"Oh, come ami save me! They are
taking me away to kill and eat me!"
The missionary understood the situa
tion at once. Tin; place is not more
than a day" travel from the mouth
of the great Mobangi tributary of the
Kongo. The banks of the Mobangi are
lined with cannibal tribes, and it is one
of the greatest hotbeds of cannibal
ism. Explorers have often told of the
r.nnoes sent out from these triles to the
districts a little soufh of the Kongo for
no other purpose than to buy slaves or
steal men to carry away to their homes
for their cannibal feasts. Here was an
old friend of the missionaries who had
fallen into the ower of these savage
foragers. Not a moment was to bo
lost, for the canoe was shooting past
tljo station and rapidly approaching
the foot of the lake.
At a word from the white man a
half dozen young blacks launched a
canoe in the lake and plied their pad
dles with all their miglit. It was nn
exciting chase. The cannibals, seeing
they were pursued, redoubled their en
ergies to reach the river a few miles
north of them. It was a boat race in
dead earnest, and the stake was a
There were six of the pursuers and
only four of the fugutive canoemen.
The chasing party had a larger sum
total of muscle, and this advantage 1k?
gan to tell. Slowly the missionary boat
gained on the cannibals, who saw at
last that they would certainly be
caught before they reached the river.
Then they paddled like mad for the
shore, and the pursuers were only a
few boat lengths from them as they
ran their canoe up on the beach.
The cannibals jumed out and three
of them made their escaie into the
woods, carrying with them a consider
able quantity of brass wire, the form
of money they use in buj-ing slaves.
The fourth man was made a prisoner
and was taken back to the missionary
settlement with the poor old captive,
who was now trembling with joy as a
frfv.' moments before he had quaked
with fear. The missionary says that if
he had not called for help he would
probabiy have been killed lefore night.
The expected then happened. Of
course, the savages did not relish the
idea of returning to their ieopIe with
out any victim and with one of their
party missing. The whtte man felt cer
tain they would try to ransom their
comrade, and, sure enough, the crest
fallen man eaters after a little while
appeared within hailing tlistance.
They had brass wire, they shouted,
and how much did the wiiite man want
in exchange for their friend.
He wanted nil they had, and after
considerable parleying a lot of wire
was brought half way to the station.
The old man said he was sure this
wire was all his captors had in the
canoe, and finally It was accepted and
the prisoner released. The men prob
ably made their way as best they
could back to their tribe.
The wire was worth only $4, but the
missionary says this was enough to
keep the old man in food for over nine
months, and the fair inference Is that
the cost of liviug on the upper Kongo
has been reduced to a bedrock basis.
The Kongo state is rigorously sup
pressing cannibalism as far as its in
fluence extends, and therefore the na
tives who indulge in the practice no
longer dare, in accordance with their
former custom, to send large exinxli
tious out to buy slaves. Now and then,
however, a small party engage in the
hazardous business, hoping by the
smallness of their numbers to escape
the attention of the whites. New York
PreTaleare of the Lvlaar Habit.
lid you ever count up how many
times in the course of a day you telfc
a lie even though you consider your
self a truthful person? You tell a lie
when a friend asks if a new hat is be
coming, when you praise something
your hostess cooks and when you say
you had a good time in bidding her
goodby. You must lie or offend a hun
dred a day, and you naturally prefer to
lie. Its effects may Ik? as bad as those
of giving offense, but they are not so
apparent. Atchison Glole.
I'OET BURNS AS A PUGILIST.
ft Masonic Souvenir of Ilia Flghtlne
Ability Owned In I'hieago.
A part of the Masonic altar that once
brought the Scottish bard, Robert
Burns, in dire disgrace before his
lodge is now in the possession of a
I Chicago woman, Mrs. V. I". I"unch of
: 4300 Sidney avenue, and is treasured
by her as a family heirloom.
Mrs. Fuuch is by birth a Canadian
of Scotch origin. In the days w hen her
grandfather, George Macltae, was
young he attended the same lodge as
did Bobbie Burns and was one of the
iichts" of the town. One night before
lodge meeting the poet and Macliae
sat long together
Bousing at the nappy.
And irtttin fou and unco happy.
And then arm in arm' they sauntered
slowlv to the room where the Masons
were wont to assemble.
All would hare gone well had not
Burns desired to show his Masonic
brethren how good a pugilist he was,
and he let go a heavy uudercut at Mac
ltae, arousing the latter's lighting
blood, and the bout began, which re
sulted in MacRae being felled to the
floor and Bobbie Burns throwing the
four legged altar, or staud, at him as
he attempted to rise.
Luckily 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 tine was imposed on them,
and they were made to replace the al
tar. The broken one was thrown out,
and as Macliae went koine he carried
the stand with him.
It is about two feet high and is of a
style out of use today iu the Masonic
order. It has since been preserved In
the family as an heirloom. Chicago
HE WAS A MASON.
Yet the rnfeellnnr Inner Guard Cnv
Him the Grand tnoxh,
A well knowu Chicago publisher,
siK-aklng of scenes and incidents in
that city in the trying days after the
big tire, said: "The great fire was a
thing of the recent past and the down
town iortloii of the city a scene of the
greatest confusion. About 0 o'clock in
the evening, while on my way to my
home iu the west division. I was ac
costed by a man of respectable appear
ance, who asked me to give him the
price of a lodging.
" Tin not a lieggar, said he. 'but
I'm in hard luck. A man told me that
some Masons were iu session over this
way. if 1 could find them, I'd be all
" 'I happen to know a lodgeroom on
Canal street, where there Is a meeting
tonight,' said I. 'Come along, I'll take
"The place reached. I conducted 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 bo
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 fftrward and retreated
toward the stairway. A whispered con
versation ensued, when the guard ex
claimed: "'You're not a Freemason"
" 'No,' replied my late charge, 'but
I'm a stone mason out of a job.'
"The roar of laughter that issued
from the half oin-n door made me wish
myself a Mason. As it was, I hur
riedly quitted the place." Chicago
He Saw Her Home.
On a rainy 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 tyiK-, who was riding iu the
same car, noticed that she had no um
brella. He was right after her with his
own umbrella up and extended.
"May 1 see you home, miss?" he in
quired languishiugly, stepping up
alongside of her.
She turned to him with a dazzling
"Certainly." she replied. "Watch
me." And she ran up the steps of her
home and entered the vestibule door
without looking back.
"The rude thing!" muttered the "Wil
lie, blushing to the roots of its wavy
hair, as Itura Jean would say, and
then it took the next car. Washington
Some Good Anatcrama.
TV.c following is a list of very re
Astronomers, no more stars; cata
logues, got as a clue; elegant, neat leg;
Impatient, Tim is a iK?t; matrimony,
into my arm; melodrama, made moral;
midshipman, mind his map; old Eng-
long, golden land; parishioners, I hire
Kirsous; parliament, partial men; pen
itentiary, nay. I reient it; Presby
terian, best In prayer; revolution, to
love ruin; sweetheart, there we sat;
telegraphs, great helps.
T"he cemeteries around London cover
2,01)0 ticres. and the land they occupy
represents a capital of 100,000,000.
"What was your father whipping
you for last night?" asked one small
hoy of another.
"Oh," replied the1ther. "we had an
argument about my Sunday school les
son, and he was proving to me that the
whate actually did swallow Joaah."
The smallest known Insect, a par
asite of the lizard, is but one-ninetieth
of an Inch In length.
Small kindnesses, small courtesies,
miall considerations, habitually prac
ticed in our social intercourse, give a
irrcflter charm t,i t li rliiriMAp tt.n
the display of great talents and accom- i
pusnmenis. ai. a. ieiiy.
Some people like to be generous Just
to brag about It. Cleveland Leader.
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Used in Millions of Homes!
Accept no substitute !
Insist on LION COFFEE, in 1 lb. pkgs.
These articles mailed FREE in
exchange for lion heads cut from
front of i lb. LION COFFEE pkgs.
Silk Umbrella (either Ladys or Gents).
Sent by express
paid), tor 170
lion heads and
a J-ccnt stamp.
A very fine umbrella, made of union silk-taffcta;
20-inch frame with seven ribs; steel rrxl and silver
Congo handle. Would cost S- 00 at the store.
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Try LION COFFEE and you will never use
any other. It is absolutely pure
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Fancy Gold Ring.
For IS -
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Genuine Ruby Setting
For 25 lion
a 2 -cent
These rinp.s are genuine r.Mlod-RoM vlate. Imvintr the cxnet
appeanimt and t)iialiucs of Milid cold, and (guaranteed ty
tlu- makers to hot two year with ordinary usage. New
patterns and very popular.
g STRENGTH, PURITY Ml!
nailed tree for 15
lion heads and a 2
cent stomp. Three
pins iu lheset(laner
ttian shown), com
posed of tine rollod
gold, with Iwuilsomc
tinss. Suitable for
neck-pins or us a
Sash-Belt and Buckle.
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B' iv ' wa'st-measur,; -O'ijlilPv
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Mailed free for I S lion heads cut from
I. ion Coff ee wrappers and a 2-cent stamp.
Latest t vie of imported black Swiss cro
Krain ribbon Ih-IUiik: stylish imitation
oxidized silver buckle ; ueat, strong and
For 15 lion heads and a
2-cent stamp. Neat and
substantial. Made of dur
able metal, heavily silvcr
plated. Two ditleruut
Given for 175 Hon
heads and a 2-ccnt
stamp. Neat appear
ing and an excellent
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ii r nam c n t a 1 back.
jeweled. The famous
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at the 0, and order the number the other end
Ladies Watch Chain.
A double strand of best silk cord, united
nt intervals w ith coloreu ncmn
sulistantial. For 15
lion heads and a
Hailed free for 90
lion heads and a
2-cent stamp. The
celebrated " InKer
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wound and stem
set ; durable uiekel
plated case ; each
ied by guarantee
of the maker. Are
For 1 5 Hon heads and
a 2-cent stamp. Color,
dark brown. Made of
tine kid leather; cham
ois liuiiier : nickeled
fmme, with strong snaj-fastenius'.
a WUtl 'M t-arj
For 15 Hon heads cut from
Lion Coffee wrappers and a 2c.
stamp. Large size : j-'ood ma
terial : handles nicely decorated
und assorted colors.
Larrre size and
latest shape. Ulaet
seal -pi-.iiii leather,
with live separata
-iKx ket witli
ill (o hold visaing
Given for 25 lion
heads from Lion
Co f tee wrappers
and a 2c. stamp.
1 with liv
I a tuck-
3 Hup lob
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J? .vrTCa dark-
53rg?5 vSSt-2- that will
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r l:i.4J-J.i i.i l f.1 l:l.I; square,
including fancy f ringed border. Mailed
free for 25 lion heads and a 2c. stamp.
Pair of Lace Handkerchiefs.
lcaiitiful i m -ported
tion!) in the cor
ners. Half -inch
lie ni s t itched ;
stylish and dur
able. A pair of
chiefs given tor IS lion heads cut from
Lion Colfee wrappers and a 2c. stamp.
Children's Picture Book.
Given for 10 lion
heads and a 2-cent
large pastes of Mo
illustrated and with
cover. W c have
diliercnt books, so
you can yet au assortment.
Given for S
lion heads cut
from Lion Coi
and a 2-cent
t but will giaco
the finest di a -ing-room.
furnishes a ii
contrast to the
little girl and
her white Lust
er lilies. Size,
For to lion homts
anil '1 cents we
wiilaead it timii'd ready for hauling.
Ll ll ,l IfiariB
"C.S pages of valu
able cooking re
ceipts, a!o tri atise
on the labor of the
room, laundry, sick
room, and remedies
for tht? more coui
Given tor 15 lion
heads and a 2-ccnt
For 8 lion heads and a 2c. stamp.
American Hcautv Koscs and Lilies of-thc-Valley,
sl.c. 11x1 inches. ltri(;ht
and artistic coloring-.
The Dancing Lesson."
Fcr 12 lion heads and a 2c. stamp.
THE ABOVE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THE LION COFFEE PREMIUMS. Another list will
shortly appear in this paper ! Don't miss it t The grandest list of premiums ever offered I
Vou always know LION COFFEE by the wrapper. It is a sealed pack
age, with the lion's head in front, it is absolutely pure if the package
is unbroken. LION COFFEE is roasted the day it leaves the factory.
1'be green grass and tree-, the little
brown kitten and the gill s snow white
dress lorin a pleasing com bi nut ion of col
ors. Size. 1'iX'Jl inches. Hailed free for
8 lion heads and a 2-cent stamp.
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When writing fur premiums send your letter in fhe same envelope or
package with the lion heads. If more than 1 5 lion heads are sent, you can
uve postage by trimming down the margin. Ask your jrwer for targe
ilrustrated premium list. Address all letters to the
WQOLSQN SPSGE CO., Toledo, Ohio.
!lot He 51ml a onl Ollierr.
Some or -0 yi'ars ago a gentleman
of this place was elected constable, aud
although he had no opposition his nerv
ousness as to the result was quite no
Xiceable all during the day. After the
polls closed' and he was declared elect
ed he hied hitn to the river bank,
in the meantime having armed himself
with an old pepper bos pistol, one of
the earliest patterns of the revolver,
and shortly after was heard to go
through this colloquy with some one
unseen. Pointing his pistol at a syca
more tree he exclaimed in digniiied
and dramatic style:
"Halt! I am constable -of this dis
trict and command you to halt. You
won't, eh? Well, here goes" bang! "I
hate to do it. but it is In the discharge
of my official lutj Now, I told you
to stop, but yon wouldn't" bang! Just
then the old pepper box became un
manageable and bang, bang, bang,
bang went the remaining four loads.
The firing soon attracted a crowd and
the tree was thus saveJ.
i.ut, notwithstanding the episode of
the sycamore aud the scars it still
shows, the gentleman is said to have
made a good officer. Ilazlegreen (Ky.)
A Girl'a Idea cf Boys.
t an cxamiuatlon In a certain school
for girls an essay on "Boys' was
ordered writwn, and this was one of
'The boy is not an animal, yet he
can lie heard to a considerable distance.
When a boy hollers he opens his mouth
like a frogs, but girls hold their tongue
till they are spoke to, and they answer
respectable, and tell just how it was.
loy thinks he is- clever because he
can wade where it is deep, but God
made the dry land for every living
thing, and rested on the seventh day.
When the boy grows up he's called a
hnband aud stays out nights, but the
grew up girl is a widow and keeps
lu Hie general confusion it was im
possible to Keep so many curious heads
cool, and the little ones flocked round
the prostrate woman and her sym
pathizing colleagues. But tiiis small
boy kept both his color and his cool
ness. Standing on a bench and raising
his baud, he exclaimed: "I'lease. teach
er, can I run home and tell father to
come? lie makes eofiins!"
Got What lie Called For.
The barroom of a well known hotel
was crowtled with the thirsty the other
evening, and the overworked servers of
mixed drinks were beginning to grow
a bit testy, when the door swung open
and in walked one- of those hardtacks
who grow fat on bail whisky.
"I want a drink of the pizenest liquor
in the lace," lie said.
The bartender, weary from the con
coction of hundreds of high balls and
rickeys, languidly reached under tin:
counter, and, drawing out a bottle of
alcohol, ammonia and salt, used for
cleaning copper work, set it before the
human sponge, who poured himself a
liberal drink and gulped down the
nauseous stuff. His eyes bulged and a
half suppressed sputter escaped from
his lips, but he was game through and
"Thanks," he said, as he paid his
check. I always did like this hotel.
You get here exactly what you call
And he escaped by the side door, still
coughing and sputtering. 1'hiladelphia.
Beauty Is Uppermost
. - sj.
r- '.- ; . v r ' ;
Am tlye to Baaineaa.
A little boy named Peter at a public
school saw his teacher faint and fall.
The Teaant Solo.
Hemenyi. the violinist, was piaylng
one night In concert in Buffalo and was
extremely annoyed by two iiorsons in
the audience who were cracking and
crunching peanuts. He lost patience
at last, quit playing and left the stage.
He was loudly recalled, reappeared,
and, stepping to the front of tlnj stage,
said with much impresslveness, "Yen
zee gentlemen haf finished lies peanut
solo. I vill go on." The speech was
heartily applauded, and no. more pea
nut performances were given during
Is the work of the Rock Island
Steam Laundry. By modern
methods and careful and skilled
help their laundry work Is the best
that Is turned out in this vicinity.
Their services is prompt and pa
trons are treated with courtesy.
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