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The Flying Dutchman.
BY CAPTAIN MAWAT.
IttlAlTKR V- (Continued. I
"A mo r0 I," replied Philip, "de-
it ) wih h would, before thoM
Murderer come; titil not, I trtttt,
While thr iillarK Is making, for thW
t mtMn- levied ejrciy fur hi head,
ami If they mskc Mm prisoner ttaty
will not Mpare hi ltd', unless hla gold
and itir person ate given In ransom.
Dm tin' arms, maiden whera are
"follow me," n piled Amine. leading
lnnip to an Inner mom on the tipper
Hwr it , Hi.- mnrium of her
father, nnil wic surrounded with
ahrhi-h HUM wltli bottles and boxe
of drugs. In am- corner waa an Iron
Beat, and over the mantel-piece worn
a irrwe of carblpi and thr- pistol
"Thry are all loaded." obeorvod
Amine, pointing to them, and laying
te thr table the one whlph ehe had
ktid In her hand.
I'hlllp took down the arm and ex
amined nil tha priming. I In then
tk up from (he table the pistol
which Amino had lul l there, and threw
open the pan. It wan equally well
Itfrjmrcri. I'hlllp closed the pan, and
with a nmlle, obaerved:
"Ho thta waa meant for ma, Amine?"
"No not for yon but for a traitor,
hin I one gained admittance."
Now. maiden," obaerved I'hlllp, "I
hull Million rnyeclf at the casement
wMrm yon opened, but without a light
In Uw room. You may remain here.
nu ran turn Ota key for your se
"Von little know tne." replied
Amine ' In thai way at leaat 1 am
not fearful; J must remain near you
and roload tha arm a taak In which
I mm well practiced."
"No. no." replied I'ltlllp, "you might
"I may. Hut think ynu 1 will re
main liore Idly when I ran naalat one
who risks hla Ufa for me? I know my
alti ix, air, and I ahall tierform It."
"Von tnuat not rlak your Ufa.
Amtntt." replied Philip: "my aim will
smH 1o ateady If I know that you're In
itnnger. Hut I tnuat take the nrtua Into
the irtliw rhatnbar, for the tlmu a
I'lilllp, nislMcd by Amine, parried
the, onrblnf and pistol into the ad
Joining chamber; nnd Amine then left
I'hllliv. carrying with her the light.
Philip. h Hoim a be was alone, open
ml the casement oiul looked out - there
waa no one to be seen; he listened,
bat all waa silent. The moon waa Just
Halm above the distant hill, but her
tbjdtl wn dimmed by Rerc) rlouda, and
I'hlllp watrhed for a few mlnutea: at
length he heart) a whispering below.
He looked out, and could distinguish
larough the dark four expected a
aallaata. standing plnae to the door
of the house. He walked away softly
froHt the window, and went Into the
next room to Amine, whom he found
tone? preparing ammunition.
"Amine, they are at the door. In
conraltatton. You can aee them now.
without rlak. I thank them, for they
wW convince you that I have told the
Amine, without reply, went Into the
front mom and looked out of the win
dow. She returned, and. laying her
Itaftd upon Philip - unit. she aald.
"Oram mc your pardon for my
tleuhtx I fear nothing now but that
ml father may return too booh, and
tlitr ie blm."
Philip l (t the room again to make
Ills rnconni tssanre. The robbers did
not apix-ar to have made up their
jhJiuI the strength of the door Ualled
their titmoAt effort', no they attempted
atmtiigem. may Knocked, awl as
tlh re was no repl. they continued to
IdMnk Inudci and louder: not meet Ins
wla hiixtxa. the) held another con-
saltation, and the wusile of a carbine
WH then p, to the key -hole, aad the
fawe dlki bnrged. The lock of the door
was blown off, but the Iron bars
trfilch roe(l the door within, above
and below atlll held it fat.
Although I'hlllp would have been
JMattned in nrlng upon the robbers
MM he flr.t nrrrcit.d tht-m In con
aoltatlcn at the iloor, Ktlll there Is thst
foetlag in 4 gencrnn. miuil which pre-
tne taking ay of life. i,evt
stern nc'ci--lu, nd thla feeling
him Miibbohl bin Are until h
UHtlee bad nciumIIv commenced Me
Ha MO leteled one of the carbines
i tne head of the robber nearest to
tat door, who wna busy esamlnlng the
fflitt whh h tho discharge of the pine
UhiI made, and what further obgtm lea
Intervened. The aim was true, and the
titan fall dead, while the others raiteii
tsM with sarnrlse at the aesp. ted
rolallattoa. Bat In a aeeoad or two a
t4atol was dlaeharged at Philip, who
UII rewalaed leaning out of the caae
Htent fortunatel without effect; and
the next momeat he felt hlmaelf drawn
away, so as to be pnitc ted from their
lire It was Aml' im unknown to
Itilllp. bad lieea suading by bis side.
Ym must not estmse yourself,
Philip.' i'l he. In a low tone
8h- . 411. ,i m. Pblllp.' thought he.
tttA iiimle no reply
Tic wilt lie W'tihlna f"i ynu at
baa OaV-' n m u i " lt niln, lake
fass ataer larbiae u4 au beiu ta
the passage If the lock of the door
ta blown off they mi) put their hi urn
In, perhaps aud rnuoe the ban. I
do not think they cnn. bat I'm not
sure; at all even Is. It Is there you
should now be, aa theie they will not
"You are right." replied Philip, go
' Out you must not fire more than
once there; If another fall, there wilt
be but two to deal with, and they
cannot watch the casement and force
admittance, too. Oo I will reload the
Philip descended aoftly. and without
a tight. He went to the door, and
perceived that one of tne miscreants
with his arm through the hole where
the lock waa blown off, waa working at
the upper Iron bar, which he could
Just reach. Ha presented his carbine,
and was about to fire the whole charge
Into the body of the man under, hla
raised arm, when there waa a report
of firearms from the robbera outalde.
"Amine lias expoaed herself,"
Philip, "and may b hurt."
The dealre of vengeance prompted
him flrst to fire bis piece through the
man's body, and then he Hew up the
stnlre to ascertain the state of Amine.
Hba waa not at the caeement; lie ilurt
ed Into the Inner room, and found her
deliberately loadliiK the carbine,
'sly Owl! how you frightened tne,
Amine. 1 thought by their firing that
you had shown yourself at the win
'Indeed, I did not! but I thought
that when you fired through the iloor
they might return the ore, and you
be hurt; so I went to the side of in
casement and pushed out on a mirk
some of my father's clothes, aud they
who were watching for you fired Immediately."
"Indeed, Amine! who could have ex
pected eurh cotirHKe and such coolness
in one so youiiK and beautiful?" ex
claimed Philip, with surprise.
"Are none but 111-favnred people
brave, then?" replied Amine, smiling.
"I did nut mean that. Amino but I
ii m losing time. I must to that door
rgaln. Cllve me that carbine and re
Philip crept downstair that he
might reconuoltcr, but lief ore he had
gained tho door h heard at n dis
tance the voice of Mynheer Pools.
Amine, who also heard It, was In n mo
ment at hla aide with a loaded pistol
In each hand.
"Pear not, Amine," said Philip. u he
unbarred Die door, "there are hut two,
and your father Mhnll be saved."
The door whh opened, and Philip,
seising his uirhlne. rushed out; he
found Mynheer poota on the ground
between the two men, one of whom
had raised hU knife to plunge It Into
his body, when the ball of the carbine
whlsieil through his head. The last
of the robbers closed with Philip, and
a desperate struggle ensued; It was.
however, soon decided by Amine step
ping forward and firing one of the pls
toU through the rubber's body.
We must here Inform our readers
that Mynheer Poota. when com Inn
home, had beard the report of Ure
al ma In the direction of his own liotii"
The recollection of his daughter and
of hla money for to do hltn Justice, he
did love her best -had tent him wings;
he forgot that lie was u feeble old man
aud without arms; all he thought of
waa to gain his habitation. (In he
came, reckless, frantic and shouting,
and he ruabed Into the arms of the
two robbers, who seised and would
have dispatched him. had uot Philip
so opportunely come to his aaalatame.
Aa soon as the last rubber fell Phil
ip disengaged hlmaelf and went to the
assistance of Mynheer Pools, whom
be rained up In hla arms and carried
Into the house as It he were an Infant
The old m in Has atlll In u slate of
delirium, from fear and previous ex
citement. In a few minutes Mynheer Pools
waa more coherent.
"My daughter!" exclaimed he. no
daughter ' where Is she'"
"She Is here, father, and safe," re
"Ah! my child Is safe." said be.
opening his eyes and staring. "Yes.
It is even so snd my money -my
money -where u my wuney?" contin
ued he. tit n rt Ins up
"Quite afr, fa I her "
"Quite .it r. ,.ti nay quite sale are
you sure or if l."t me see."
"There It Is, fstbei as yoM mar per
il Ive.. quite nafe-thanks to one whom
you have not treated so well."
"Who-what do you mean? Ah,
yen. I sec hint 'tis Philip Vauderde. k
rn be owes me three guilders and a
half, unit there Is a vial- did he sav -you
and my money child "'
He did. indeed, at the risk of his
"Wall. well. I wl'l forgive b,:n the
whi le debt-yea, the whole of it; but
- tu vial Is of no use to him -h
must return that, (live me some wut
ei ll waa some time before the oM man
could it gain his perfect reason. Philip
left him with bla daughter, and, tak
ing a biace of loaded pistols, went out
to unci i lain the fate of the four as
HSituutk The moon hating climbed
u.i- Mi- bank of clouds which had
tdrntuitu her. was now high ia the
heavens, shining bright, and be ould
dlxtinKuluh dearly The two meu ly
ing aa " "hld were quite
dead. The other, who had sataed up
on Mynheer Poo la, were still nitre, but
one waa egptrtug and the alhtr bled
teat. Philip put n few quMtlsns tn the
latter, but he either would not or could
not make any rept, ; he removed their
weapons and returned te the house,
where he found the old man attended
by his daughter, In a state of compara
"I (hank you, Pblllp Vaaderderken
I thank you very much. You have
saved my dear child and my money -that
la little, very little for 1 nm foot.
May yon live long and happily!"
Phirp mueed; the letter and Ida vow
were, for the flrst time since be fell
In with the robbers, recalled to his
recollection, and ahatle passed over
"Long and happily ha. no," muter
cd be, with an Involuntary soak f
"And I must thank you." aald Am
ine, looking Inquiringly In Philip's
face. "Oh. how much I have to thank
you for! and. Indeed, I nm grateful!"
"Yea. yea. abe la very grateful," In
terrupted the old man: but we are poor
very poor. I talked about my money
because I have 10 little and I cannot
afford to Inae It: but you ahall not pay
me the three gulldera and a half I am
content to loae that, Mr. Philip."
"Vhy ahould you lose oren that.
Mynheer Poota? I promised to pay
you. and will keep my word. I Imve
plenty of money thousands of guil
ders, and know not wlmt to da with
"You you thousands of guilders!"
exclaimed Poots. "Pooh! nonaense!
that won't do."
"I repeat to you. Amine." said Phil
ip, "that 1 have thousands of guilders;
you know I would not tell n falsehood."
"I believed you when you aulrt so
to my father." replied Amine.
"Then, iwrhapa, aa you have so mu h
and 1 am ao very poor, Mr. Vnnder
Hut Amine put her hand upon her
father's lips, and the sentence was not
Pather," aald Amine. "It la time
that we retire. You must leave ua for
"I will not," replied Philip: "or.
you may dend tiimu. will I sleep.
You may both to lied In safety. It l
Indeed time that ymt retire-Rood-night.
Mynheer Pools. I will aslt but a
lamp, and then I leave you Amine,
"dood-nlght." aald Amine, externum;
her hand, "and many, mnny tlmnha."
"Thotiaanda of guilders!" muttered
the old umn. as Philip left the room
and went below.
(To bo continued.)
nrawlng to n Clnisi I
Msnroo'a homo bill prelillilttns tho
reloltmtlou of innrrlnKs without II
oenios panted tho senate Thursday.
Prince's hnuite bill fixing tho Mia
ry at the Industrial manner of tho
orphans' homo at $1000 pasted finally.
lIotiM bill by Clillds for the praise
tlun of workliiRiiiou's organizations
panted to a third reading.
Orognn's hill nllowlnx contractors
constructing- public buildings 7 tier
cent of cost as eonilnittlon proBrsasew
was pasted finally.
Tompkins' house bill Increasing Uio
number of students at the Prairie
View normal from 10 to H, anil pro
riding that they ahall pay one-third
of the tuition, was imaattl to a third
Itltlrell'e liouso hill exempting liar
Ms county from tho operation of a
siieelal road law wna unseed finally.
House bill providing that commix
sinners' courts shall audit eln'ms for
horses afflicted with glanders and arc
condemned and killed, waa pasted fi
nally. The senate paseetl to n third reading
house bill appropriating $1080 to retire
state bonds maturing Apill 11, 1890,
aud providing for xelt'ng aelde $M,000
nut of any unexpended Imlanee In tho
general rorenue fund on Sept. 1, 1109,
and on Sept. 1, 1000, to create n alntt
Iiik fund for the retirement of slato
bonds maturing In 1901 and 1M9.
The pending business was suspended
and tho election of it president pio tern
came up. Turiiey was elected by n
Ilotifto hill oxtetulliiK tho time with
which committees appointed by dla
trlot Judges may examine Into tho fi
nances of the counties was passed to a
third reading, and the bill to provldo
for the removal and reinterment of the
remains of Stephen P. Austin and of
his slater, Kmtly Austin Perry, whs
taken up and passed, It appropiiMtes
fftOO for the purpose of removing tho
remains of Stephen P. Austin and of
his sister, Htnlly Austin Pony, from
tholr present dee of Interment nt
Pwrh Point, llnuorm county, to tho
city of Austin nnd their lelutermsnt
In the slate cemetery.
The speaker In'd before the liouso
as a special tinier the senate bill to re
lieve tho Inhabitants aud property of
Webb otninty finm the payment of
stnte taxes for ISO!), ludellultoly post-postponed.
IN TIIE ODD COltNER.
auEErt and cunious thinos
I, J l c Ii eit 1 litre,
. ... , m n mt. IM t
Mr. T.. a business man. rents ilea. moons, .--..
room In his office to Mr. II.. whence Itlclmrdsoii received it telephone mo,
the following story: "Is Mr. II. In?" , wige onrly yesterday morning from
asked a caller. "No," replied Mr. T ' .lust Ice or the Pence (iarrett tif Trans
thinking In recognised an unwelcome cedar precinct anylng that ,11m Hum
caller. "WO'. I'll wall for hltn." re-, ,llm,v .i i,i. two ,,. nore and
John, hnd been taken from their
homer night before last by a mob and
The Humphreys all have fuutllUi
nnd lived an different farms.
The moh claimed to be deputies of
Sheriff Itlchardaon. and told Hum
phreys' wives that they were going to
bring their husbauds to Athena and
put them In Jail.
The remains of the llumphrcya were
not found until late Wednesday night,
and when found wete hanging to n
tree in t'rdur creek bottom.
Sheriff Hlchardson and County At
torney Stephen Caulk left for the scene
of the hanging.
It Is alleged the men killed a consta
ble n yesr huo.
Texarkaua. Tex.. May IB A narrow
eaeape from u holocaust was averted
here. Whllo the llanlon company wui
engaged In the rendition of their pro
gramme at the auditorium h ins empty
cam aacks that wore piled In the b ck
or tl v stage catiKht lire. The audience
were at once tianlc-atrlekou and com
menced tumbling out of the building'
A large liarrel tilled with water and
kept on the atttge for audi emerKentles
alforded the necessary facilities and
the fire waa boon extliiKUlahed.
The City of Mitliilin- IMeU Almnt tht
I,ite dpi tit I of tha l'lillliplii tmiir
griil An Aiittrntlitn I'luils Halved
Tli Stimuli of lUtinttiitpur..
There earn te my heart this memlng
Oh ike western breese's wIhk
rhs chant af the areay chlnook,
The drunken ttsinen of sartugi
'Mr heme Is the bread PaeMei
Hut youth eannsi bid at home.
S spread my wings for a frolic
And flew o'er the occsn's foam.
"I kissed the taps af the ranges
And severed the loe Kiel's chsln)
1 whispered ef pleasant vstleys
Ann the waters wakened again,
"I raced them dawn the mountains,
I Is nrlng beutdera aside we'd fling t
t called lo the sleeping streamlets,
CeHie, dance with the dovll of spring!'
"They earns with a rush and surflt.
Ther earne with a leap and dash,
with the rear ef distant thunder.
With the speed ef the llghlnlng flash.
"Dewn w raced thrwiah tlie gorges,
MslllMt. Ilia Ih suit BUM 14
(And flljsd te its overflowing
ins lsiiewetene ueiew.
"The river Itself grew drunken.
Mad with rhlneek ehnmpaane;
It burst the bridges tann bulbled-
Tbough steal, they were rent in twain.
"It played with tits ateepiHR eblldren
Tbey will never waken mere;
It tossed strong men eu Us billows
And left them, "till, on the shore.
"There's nothing thst sen withstand ui.
As abroad tegethsr we lly,
Abread on our mirlimtlme nolle,
The mow of th hill nnd I.
"I'or I am the linrletinln elilmwk.
Ami, the' soft as the sepliyfs wing,
When I kiss tha mountain ran km
I'm the mlsehleveus Unit ef spring."
piled the ciller, sitting down. At li
o'clock he wjh still walling. At B:0
atlll waltlnp. A few minutes before l
Mr. T. closed his dck fur the day and
prepared to go home. The caller ven
tured to tax If Mr. 11. was likely to
return to bis olllce that day. Mr. T.
answered: 'No: he U In Sucrumento,
and will be hack next Tiu-mln morn
ing." The caller hIiowciI no anger. On
the contrnr), he smiled. "Don't apolo
gue," he said: "my burlnes In uot
Important, nnd your olnce hn proved it
pleasant lounging place. Pact la." ho
blandly added. "I up pose I'm cumins
down with the smallpox, uml the doc
tor told ine I must ta indoor and
Itudyard Kipling, when he wai n
indent In the United Service collage,
In North Devon, aays one who knew
him. wu known as "digs." because of
the ghiiseii he wore. About the mid
dle of hlH school life he entered Into
u trt lift tb of friendship with t'.vo
other boys. The trio are said tn huvu
led a ktnd of bohemlan existence, na
related In the "Stalky" stories. Kip
ling was the "Ileetle,"
During these four or Ave year It
could hardly be said that Kipling wna
a prodigy. He waa always extremely
near-sighted, which was perhaps Die
reason for hU not taking any very
keen Interest In efher field sports or
athlet es. On the other hand, he wuh
not always to be seen poring over lilt
hooks He wan seldom at the tup of
hie class, although when he left the
college In IHS2 he carried with llllll
the well-earned firm prise lu ttngllali
literature He wu. chiefly noticeable
In lib. rhoolfellwa' eyes for a keen i Many tuiuiiea have be n lerelvid
wit and a flow of language that could bare from all tarts of the country
only lie Mippressed by depriving him M tl th1 pruvuio,,, of tj, bill,
of his spectseles. Th- ov,rnor Beil,toT Way-
:xn ! rrr TtT r?
in-rlod nmn b.lght tirs- and claver , 10 "nleJ claim of llis.54l.8l duo by
aitl.leH from bl pen appeared in that 1 t fvor ' Tnc"-
little Journul. The position led to bis 1 This claim reaches bsck bfora the
first newspaper engagement under 1 civil war and waa acknowledged more
notel nnd amuxlng circumstances. The than once to bo good and rejsoaable.
Auatln, Tex.. May M. flov. fayeri
yesterday approved the an'l-'.runt till
Oily n f .lUtidiie
Mnloloi It luentetl In the province of
llulacnn. This la one of the Htnallest
but rlchoet provlneos In tho nrohlpol
(Sgu. V la boundotl on tho oast by
iNeuvrn HoIJa, on the south by Manila,
ion tho west by the bay nnd province
(of Pnmpangn aud on the north by the
provlnco of Pampanfin. Tho area Is
1006 squaro miles and tho population Is
In this province nro In tho neighbor
diood of twonty-flvo cities, all but one
of which, according to tho llangor
f... ,11 ... n f n I n 1 t,n. .. .... ....I., ll . . . . .
liMitiMu, ,!,, fi.ifu ii jiiiniiiiiioii 01 over
,5,000, and the population of somo of
which runs up as high na 20.000, In
fact, tho provlnco Is o thickly sottlod
aunt an tnoso cities may bo tuld to bo
mil siiRiitiy acparuled divisions of one
Tho capital of tho provlnco of Hula
can. with a population of 13.1S0. It Is
situated 22 miles from Manila, has a
church, town hall aud about 2,000 stone
homes. A limit, with n population of
8,000, Is situated 10 miles from llula
cnn; UnlltiRR, with a population of II,
122, Is situated 13 miles from llulacnn;
llamioaln. with a population of U.076,
It situated six tulles from lliilacau;
lllgan, with a population of 8,120. Is
sltlislod three nnd one-half miles from
Jlulnenn; Uocatie, with a population of
10.318, Is situated four and one-half
miles from Hulacan; Ilustos, with a
'population or 7.0H6, situated two
tulles from llulacnn; Cnlumoslt, with
n papulation or 16,072, Is situated 12
miles from Hulacan; (lulHlnto, with a
population of R.115, Is situated two
miles from llulacnn; Hagonoy, with a
population of 20,120, Is situated 20
miles from Hulacan.
Mnlolos Iiuh it population of 14.B09,
nnd l situated six in Huh from llula
cnn; Marllao, with a population of R,
071, Is sltuatod eight miles from Hula
can; Molcauayan, with a itopulntlou of
3,119, Is situated eleven miles from
Hulacan; Norzagary, with a population
of fi.035, Is situated sixteen miles from
Hulacan; Obnndo, with a population
of 7,948, Is situated seven nillos from
Hulacan; Puuniboni;, with n population
of 10,31)7, Is situated eight miles from
Hulacan; Palo, with a population af
7.IH9, Is sltuatod seven nillos from Hul
acan; Quluga, with a population of 8,-
64, Is situated lovon miles from Hula
can; Cm Ildnfoneo, with a population
of 0,001, Is situated nlnetoen miles from
Hulacan; Ran Josa, with a population
of 2.W7. Is situated sixteen miles from
Hulacan; San Miguel de Mnyumo, with
a population of 20,100, Is situated
twenty-live miles from Hulacan; San
Hafael, with a iHipulullon of 8,4 SO, Is
situated twelve miles from Hulacan;
Santa Isabel, with a population of
8,1M, la situated alx miles from Hula
can; Santa Maria de Itandl, with a
population of 10,so8, it situated eight
miles from Hulacan; Pulllan, with a
WpulatloH of 10.0M, ta situated eight
mites from llulacaa.
gLound, and esn bo easily prli up
with a pointed stick, Prom thom tht
natives abtaln their supply of water.
Thy carry the roots along with thotit
an A Journey, and lu very dry seasons
camp In tho region, where the trees
are most abundant. Although this
treo grows In rocky placet, Its leaves
are extremely green The wood Is soft
compared with that of other trees of
tho country. It beara large creonlsh
Howe; i, the fruit tif the slue of n smalt
rrj.' .'itrry. The Important part of
tht tret, however, Is lit root. Tho root
eonelata of a succession at nodosities,
sometimes of the size of a large ear of
corn. The blacks first drink the water
from these, and then eat them, ta
Mate they resemble a radlah.
head master of the college man chair
man of the local board and he was
being iittm kid by the hx si paper. Tha
lo si editor, probably seeing some of
lilpllug's woia. entered into an ar
rangement with him to goad the bead
matter Into the Indiscretion of a raply,
The next Issue contain..! a series of
artlileit written In sueh poignant, sar
castic terms that every boi! began ta
The I'nlted Prttbylsrlan church
lu session at Philadelphia.
Many cattle have been drowtnd
Kansas by tht reeeut Hoods.
The Nattiili of !tlinttnlpiir. -Except
on special occasion, tho
nawab drtaaes In white muslin trous
ers, very wide and baggy, silk or cloth
coat and waistcoat, and allk and gold
turban. His sockets are numerous,
and their contents surprising. It Is
n common thluc for him to wear two
or three watclitw, and very beautiful
ones they are. This does net astonish
any one ao much as the fact that ho
poesesets no less than 1,700 watches
of all descriptions, aud Is constantly
purchasing others. He has also somo
remarkably line Jewels. Hla crown
weighs nine pounds, nnd Is a mass of
diamonds set In silver, with a row of
very largo iear-thaped pearls as pen
dants around the base. He has n
sword, the Jeweled acabbard and hilt
of which aro valued at $600,000. He
wears tome extraordinary rubles and
uncut emeralds attached tn chains of"
ruble and pearls that he wears as n
necklace. Ho has alao a set of fifteen
uncut rublea na large as the largest
of the omornlds. They are htstnrlo
gemi, with tho names of the Mogul
emperors engraved upon them. Thoy
art very Irregular In shape, and meas
ure fully one and a half Inches In di
ameter. Ho Is never without a pocketful of
gold niohurs ami rupees. A gold mo
hur Is a coin that Is not In circulation
aa money, but It Is a custom among
native princes to present these coins
to friends and to receive them as pres
ents on certain ceremonial occasions.
It Is of pure gold, an'' varies In stza
and value from twonty to fifty rupees.
A rupco Is a silver coin about the size
of n flfty-cont piece, but according to
the present rale of oxchango Ii worth
about 26 contM.
!(1raoKt.Tex., Ma' M. The cist ot
talk about the matter The head mat- i 'e UU) 'r" A,,alr WM n P
ter wan compelled to tuk' up hla pttl
in self-defense, sua eventually nt re
signed bia cbalr.
Hie; AIwmm Mr It.
"Queer about the hi mr who wade
the Utile speech hefi.tr th) eanUllH
last Might, waant it'
"What waa immi mUuiii him?
"He didn't say it seemed Ilk gat
ling home when be tame here to nil
In the district court yeaterduy. The
state failed to make n ease and Judge
TeleliHiuetlef Instructed tht Jury to re
turn a verdict uf not guilty. Adair was
fbargttl with the murder ot Paul Wil
liams near PtatoHla about two years
aga. At the loot spring term ot court
he was eon rioted of manslaughter and
given two years In the penitentiary,
but on error a new trial was granted.
Am AtKlrlUn l'uU gulved.
A traveler In Australia. Mr. J. Oar-
I nler, has lately solved a problem that
I has puaaled many people who know
tht country and the natives. It has
been a dlllleulty to foreigners to uu
d art land how tht natives of tome parts
I of the Itland-eoHtlHtnt live without
water, for there seems to be na tutt
ural supply. The general explanation
l luta been that they had to dtptnd upon
the water that eolleeia once or twice a
year In the hollows of rocks. As the
water there found seemed quite luad
equate, the explanation wna unaatls
factory. Mr. dernier questioned pros
pectors, and negroes that knew a little
Isngiisn, uui none or mem coum tnrow
any light oh tue subject. At last a
mhwlonary put him In communication
with a native who was able to ex
plain the mystery. He told the travel
er of the exletenee In that country of
a tree the roots of which were Imnreg
nated with fresh water. These roots
spread out near the surface of the
lliiull? Tigers lit I'rriU.
Tho pei, to ot different countries
i.u . uiiioront ways of nuuting tuo
tiger. Trais, pitfalls, spring-guns and
nut urn rnllnil Into nlnv. Tho Chinese
nro said lo employ the mirror to lead
tho animal into a trap, ine tigers
curiosity Is excited when he sees his
Imago In tho Rinse, and he Immediately
proceeds to investigate tne mystery.
Tho Persian monitor of conducting the.
hunt as this is deicnueu in wtant-
bert' Journal. Is moro sportsmanlike.
a inhnrk-nl. stronalv woven bamboo
cage, with Intorvals of a few Inihos
liAtweeu the bars. Is erected In somo
spot near the haunts of the tiger. Tho
cage Is firmly nnd securely picketed to
the ground, inaiue, a man proviucu
with several aharp and powerful stab
bin enenrs. or with a keen and point- V
rd sword, takes bis pott at night, with
a dog or a goat aa his companion.
Then he wraps himself In his blanket
and goes to sterp.
In due time the tiger makes his ap-
twarancn. the man Is waked bv Ills
tour-footed companion, and after snuf
fing and prowling around the cage to
find an ontinnro, tho tiger rears
.mnln.l ItlA Vtnttj
lift'!1" Ww ,
Tim innii liiatanttv takes advantage
of tho brute's unprotected position,
aud with e. resolute stroke ot the
spear or tho sward puts him to death.
WithliiR Dr In .Mndrld.
Ten thousand women souse and beat
the linen of Madrid lu the scant waters
of tho Munzamii-ts every Am. Not an
article ot clothing Is oliowhero washed.
No other than thuso Mauzanaros lav
enderas are permitted to tabor as latin
drttwes, and for three miles up and
down the stream they work In groups.
lCach lavonilora brings her own hugo
roll of bread, and perhaps a bit ot
cheese; aud Just before noon they,
breakfast In great wooden sheds on
salt fish, potatoes and coffee with a
measure of red wine, duplicating this
meal as a dirtier at four In the after
noon. They eat like animals, and the .
moment their food Is dlaiiosed of the?
tinkle of the guitar Is heard, and any
kindly dlapottd iwater may dance with
them until the thirty mlr.utes allowed
them tor food and amusement have ex
pired. On these occasions everyone
dances, girla of IS and women of 80,
and the scenes along Manxanares are
very picturesque and Intereattng.
A Ourloiti HwIm Utiitoiii.
The tenacity with which Kuroptans
cling to ancient ways Is seen in a curt
out custom which prevails at the pres
ent day In Ha tel. n Swiss city or near
ly 100,900 inhabitants. Horses being
very expensive tn Switzerland. the mid
dle classes cannot afford the luxury,
and when a young man becomes en
gaged to be married ho levies on eno
ot his rich neighbors for a span.
Though he may net know the rich man
even by sight, he notifies lilm that'ba
withes hit carriage and footman to call
at his home at a specified time. He
then utes the conveyance to call with
hit naucee upon everybody r the'.r
acquaintance. At the marrlat tho
same thing takes place again. U u
expected that the groom will give a
tip of from H to $1 to each coachman
Progt and toads arc gifted with B
remarkably acute seme ot htarlog,