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r this with thin slice of American
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One of tho best preserved Motoric
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sorccrs are tne
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A Fortunate qnaltflcatloa.
The Italian fruit vendee niuttorrul nn
angry threat as a passer-by slyly "lift
d" a rosy apple from tho stand mid
disappeared hurriedly into a convenient
' "Ay puncba da faro off a da nexn mon
Twha taka da app!" declared the Ital
A passing policeman heard the re
mark and at once selected a blushing
Baldwin. "Now punch," be suggested,
pleasantly. ' , ,
"Ah, notta you," replied the Italian
iHmlllngly. "Ay say a da nexa mon,"
lUevsrnUed Ilia Falling.
"Womsn of the lloime A big, strong
(ellow tike you ought to be willing to
work and earn his own living.
Languid Launeelot That' m,t .11.
cne, ma'am. Me muscles Is all right, but
Sne will power is all gone.
a. n W m
Cleanses tho v
uaUy; Dispels Colds antUlcad
cne& duo to Constipation;
.Acts natur ally, acts truly as
13eit forMen)mpn and CKiltJU
ireri-Voun0 and Ola,
'fogei its lienejicial Ejocts
Zulways buy nc (jenuine which
tlias 1K0 full name qfthe Com
pany J CALIFORNIA
Rc Stiujp Co.
ywhom it is manufactured , printed on t)ie
front of rnry norkoe.
SOLD BY ALL LEADING DRUGGISTS,
one aizo only, reulur prko SOpvLotlle.
All dealnro, Ktmnlf, IWtdi-t aid I'lrhir Can'
'O.uuw 14c Pacific i, .;;i4 l .nax Cu.. lAuci. I.i
1 a b v . j . i-l 1
V-i hm U W S- W .I fr ''
C an kind yna ran da. ). .'j'i
. t. a. kaaan a , uiktumut. Hut.
MRS. MARY J. HOLMES
AstHsr 1 "Dars 9m," "Tse Eerllrt Orflissi." "tltmntrti as fk milflse." "Ltsl Ilr
"Mwlrk." Ten past aa Sansis," "CmiIi Mas," Mc
CnAPTER lit. (Continued.)
Thus far she had answered nothing
(orractly, and, feeling puzsled to know
how to proceed, Guy stepped Into the
adjoining room to consult with tbs doc
tor, but he was gone. So, returning,
1 Guy plied her with questions philosoph
ical, questions algebraical, and questions
geometrical, until in an agony of distress
Madiy raised her hands deprecatlngly, as
If she would ward off any similar ques
tions, snd sobbed out :
"Oh, sir, no more. It makes my head
so dlzty. They don't teach that in com
mon schools. Ask me something I do
Suddenly it occurred t Guy that he
had gone entirely wrong, snd mentally
censuring himself for the blockhead the
doctor had called him, he asked kindly:
"What do tbey teach? Perhaps you
can enlighten me."
"Geography, arithmetic, grammar, his
tory snd spelling book," Madeline re
plied, untying and throwing off her bon
net, In the vain hope that it might briag
relief to her poor, giddy head, which
throbbed so fearfully that all her ideas
seemed for the tune to have left her.
This was a natural consequence of tht
high excitement under which she was
laboring, snd so, when Guy did ask ber
concerning the books designated, she an
swered but llttlo better than before, and
Day was wondering what he should do
oext, when the doctor's welcome step
was heard, and leaving Madeline again,
be repaired to tha next room to report his
"She does not seem to know anything.
The veriest child ought to do better than
she has done. Why, she has scarcely
answered half a dozen questions cor
rectly." This was what poor Maddy heard,
though it was spoken in a low whisper;
but every word was distinctly understood
and burned Into ber heart's core, drying
ber tears and hardening her Into a block
of marble. She knew that Guy had not
done ber Justice, and this helped, to In
crease the torpor stealing over her. Still
she did not lose a syllable of what was
saying In the back office, and her lips
curled scornfully when she heard Guy
remark: "I pity her; she is so young.
tnd evidently takea it so hard. Maybe
she's as good as they average. Suppose
wo givo her the certificate."
Then Dr. Holbrook spoke, but to poor.
dazed Maddy his words were all a riddle.
It was nothing to him who was he tha
bo should bo dictating thus? There
seemed to be a difference of opinion be
tween the young men, Guy Insisting that
out of pity she should not bo rejected;
tnd tho doctor demurring on tho ground
that be ought to bo more strict. As
usual, Guy overruled, and seating himself
at tho table, the doctor was just com
mencing: "I hereby certify " while
Guy was bending over him, when tho
latter was startled by a hand laid firmly
on his arm, and turning quickly he con
fronted MadeMne Clyde, who, with her
short hair pushed from her blue-veined
forehead, ber face as pale as ashes, save
where a round spot of purplish red burn-
td upon ber cheeks, and her eyes gleam
ing nice coals ot Ore, stood before him.
"Ho need not write that." she aald.
huskily, pointing to tho doctor. "It would
bo a lie, and I could not take It Ten
do not think mo qualified. I beard you
ssy so. I do not want to be pitied. I
do not want a certificate because I am ee
young, and yon think I'll feel badly. I
do not want"
Her voice failed her. her bosom heaved.
and the choking sobs came thick and fast
but still she shed no tear, and in her
bright dry eyea there was a look which
mads both those young mep turn away In
voluntarily, unce Uuy tried to excuse
her failure, saying she no doubt was
frightened. She would probably do bet
ter again, and might as well accept tho
certificate, but Madeline still said no,
so decidedly that further remonstrance
was useless. She would not taka chit
she had no right to, she said, but If they
pleased she would wait there in tho back
office until her grandfather .came back 5
It would not be long,. and she should not
Guy brought her tho easy chair from
the front room and placed it for her by
tho window. With a faint smile she
thanked him and said j "Yon are very
kind," but tho smile hurt Guy cruelly, It
was so sad, ao full of unintentional re
proach, while tho eyes she lifted te his
looked ao grieved and weary that ho In
sensibly murmured te himself t "Peer
child I" as ho left her aad with tho doc
tor repaired to the house, where Agnes
was impatiently waiting for them. Peer,
poor little Madge 1 Let those anile who
may at her diatrees ; it was Us trot keoa
disappointment she had over had, and It
crushed her as completely as maay aa
older person has been crushed by heavier
I "Disgraced for over and over," she kept
rproimj 10 nerseir, as she tried te shako
at tho horrid nightmare stealing over
her. "How can I hold up my head again
at homo where nobody will understand
Just how It wss nobody but grandpa
snd grandma. Oh, grandpa, I eaa't eara
that thirty-six dollars now. I 'most wish
I was dead, and I am .1 em dying. Some
body come quick !"
There was a heavy fall, and while In
Mrs. Oonner'a nurW Hit ni .
I . ' .. .. ' "OUIIIIKIUB
and Dr. Holbrook were chatting gayly
I with Agnes, a childish figure was lying
opon the office floor, white, stiff and in
sensible. j Llttlo Jeasio Remington, tired of sitting
till and listening to what her mamma
snd Mra. Conner were saying, had stray
ed off Into the garden, and after filling
her chubby hauds with duffodila and early
violets, wended her way to the offieo,
tho door of which was partially ajar.
Peering curiously in, she saw the crum
pled bonnet, with Its ribbons of blue, and,
attracted by this, advanced Into tha room,
until she came where Madeline was lying.
With a feeling that something was wrong,
Jessie bent over the prostrate sirl. auk.
lag if she were asleep, and liftir; next
tho long, fringed lashes drooping on tha
colorless cheek. The dull, dead expres
sion of the eyes sent a chill through Jes
sie s frame, and hurrying to the house.
she cried: "Oh, Brother Guy, somebody's
lead in the office, and her bonnet is all
Scarcely were the words uttered ero
Guy and the doctor both were with Mad
eline, tho former holding her tenderly In
bis arms, while be sinooihi-d the short
bair, thiuking even then how soft and
luxuriant it was, and how fair was the
face which never moved a muscle beneath
els scrutiny. The doctor was wholly
1 aaU-po caaud. Maddy had no terrors (or
him now. Rhe needed his services, and bo
rendered them willingly, applying restore
tives which soon brought back signs of
life In the rigid form. With a shiver
and a moon Madeline whispered! "Oh,
grandms, I'm ao tired," and nestled closer
to tho bosom where she had never dream'
ed of lying.
By this time both Mrs. Conner and
Agnes hsd come out, asking In much sur
prise who tho stranger could be, and what
was the cause of her Illness. As if there
had been a previous understanding be
tween them, the doctor and Guy were
silent with regard to the recent farce en
acted there, simply saying It was possl
ble she .was in the habit of fainting;
many people were. Very daintily Agnes
held up and back the skirt of ber rich
silk, as If fearful it might come In con
tact with Madeline's plain delaine; then,
as It was not very Interesting for her to
stand and see the doctor "make so much
fuss over s young girl," as she mentally
expressed It, she returned to the house,
bidding Jessie do the same. But Jensie
chose to stay by Maddy, whom they plac
ed upon the comfortable lounge, which
she preferred to being taken to the house,
as Guy proposed.
"I'm better now, much better," she
said. "Leave me, please. I'd rather be
So they left her, all but Jessie, who,
fascinated by the swrcf young face, climb
ed upon the lounje and, laying hnr curly
head cnresningly against Madeline's arm,
said to her: "Poor girl, you're sick, and
I'm so sorry. What makes you sick?"
Maddy did not know who this beautiful
child whs, but her sympathy was very
sweet, and they talked together as chil
dren will, until Mrs. Agnes' voice was
heard calling to her little girl that it
was time to go.
"I love you, Maddy, snd I mean to tell
brother about It," Jessie said, as she
wound her arms around Madeline's neck
and kissed her at parting.
It never occurred to Maddy to a'. her
name, so stupefied she felt, and with a
responsive kiss she sent ber away. Lean
ing her head upon tho table, she forgot
all but ber own wretchedness, and so did
not see tho gayly dressed, haughty look
ing lady who swept past tho door, ac
companied by Guy and Dr. Holbrook.
Neither did she hear, or notice, if she
did, tho hum of voices as tbey talked
together for a moment, Agnes asking tho
doctor very prettily to come np te Aiken
sldo while she was there, and bring his
lady love. Engaged young men like Guy
were 00 stupid, she said, as with a merry
laugh ahe sprang into the carriage; and,
bowing gracefully to tho doctor, was driv
en rapidly toward Alkenslde.
Rather slowly the doctor returned te
the office, and after fidgeting for a time
among the powders and phials, summoned
courage to ask Madeline how she felt, and
If any of the fainting symptoms had re
turned. "No, sir," waa all the reply she gave
him, never lifting np her head, or even
thinking which of the two young men
it waa speaking to her.
There waa a call Juat then for Dr. Hol
brook, and leaving his office in. charge of
Tom, his chors boy. ho went away, feel
ing slightly uncomfortable whenever ho
thought of tho girl to whom ho felt that
Justice bad not been done.
"I half wish I had examined her my
self," ho said. "Of course she was excit
ed, and could not answer; beside, hanged
if I don't believe it was all humbug tor
menting her with Greek and Latin. Tea;
I'll question her when I get back, and
If she'll possibly pass, give her tho cer
tificate. Poor child ; bow white she was.
and what a queer look there was in tbosa
great eyes, when she said, 'I shall not
Maddy was gone, and tho wheel ruts
of tho square-boxed wagon were fresh be
fore tho door when he came back. Grand
pa Markham had returned, and Made-
lit, e, who recognized old Sorrel's step,
had gathered her shawl around her and
gone aadly out to meet him. One look at
her face waa sufficieat.
"Ion failed, Maddy?" tho old man said,
fixing ahont her feet the warm bufalo
robe, for the night wind waa blowing cold.
"Tee, grandpa, I failed."
They were out of tho village and more
tha a a mile on their way homo before
Madeline found voice te say so much, and
they were nearer homo by half a mile ero
the old maa answered back 2
"And, Maddy, I failed too."
Mrs. Noah, the housekeeper at Alken
slde, was slicing vegetable oysters for
tho nice llttlo dish Intended for her own
supper, when tho head of Sorrel cams
around tho corner of tho building, fol
lowed by tho square-boxed wagon con
taining Grandpa Markham, who, bewil
dered by tho beauty and spaciousness of
tho grounds, and wholly uncertain as te
whore ho ought to stop, had driven ever
tho smooth-graveled road around te tho
front kitchen door.
"la the name of wonder, what codger
Is that? and what is he doing hero?" was
Mrs. Noah's exclamation, ao she dropped
the bit ef salisfy she was scraping, and
hurrying te the door, called out: "I say,
you, sir, what made you drive np hero,
when I've said over and over again that
I wouldn't have wheels tearing up turf
"I I beg your pardon. I lost my. way,
I guess, there are so many turnin's. I'm
sorry, but a little rain will fetch It right,"
Mrs. Noah waa not at heart an unkind
woman, and something In the benignant
expression of grandpa's faee, or In the
apologetic tone of his voice, mollified her
somewhat, and without further comment
ahe stood waiting for his next remark.
Tho meek old man concluded she was a
near relation of Guy mother, perhaps;
but no, Guy's mother wss dead, as grand
pa well knew, for sll Devonshire had
heard of the young bride Agnes, who had
msrrled Guy's father for money and rank.
To have been mistaken for Guy's mother
would not have offended Mrs. Noah par
ticularly; but how waa aho when she
"I come on business with Squire Guy.
Are you hla gran'tnarm?"
"His grnn'marm !" snd Mrs. Noah bit
off tho laxt syllable spitefully. "Bless
you, man. Squire Guy. as you call him.
Is twenry-flvo years old."
As Grsndpa Markham was rather
blind, be felled to see the point, but knew
that in some way he had given offence.
"I beg your pardon, ma'am; I was
sure you was some klu maybe an a'nt."
"If Ifa Mr. Guy you want, I can tell
you he Is not at home, which will save
your getting out."
"Not at home, and I've come so far te
ee elm V grandpa exclaimed, and la ate
volea fhcre wa o much genuine d'ap
pontmenl that Mrs. Noah rejoined, quits
"lie's gone to Devonshire with tho
young lady, his stepmother. Perhaps you
might tell me your business; I know all
Mr. Ouy'o affairs."
Mrs. Noah bade hlra come In, feeling
a very little contempt for the old fash
ioned camlet cloak In which his feet be
came entangled, aad smiling Inwardly at
the shrunken, faded pantaloons, betoken
"As yon know all Squire Guy's af
fairs," grandpa said, when he wss seated
before the fire, "maybe you could tell
whether he would be likely to lend a
stranger three hundred dollars, and that
Mra. Noah stared at him aghast. Was
he crasy, or did ho mean to Insult her
master? Evidently neither. That was
the solution of his audacity, and pitying
ly, as she would have addressed a half
idiot, Mrs. Noah made him understand
how Impossible It was for hlra to think
her master would lend to a stranger like
"You say he'a gone to Devonshire,"
grandpa said, softly, with a quiver on his
lip when she had finished. "I wish I'd
knew It; I left my grsnddarter there to
g examined. Mabby I'll meet him going
back, ana can ask him."
"I tell you it won't be no use. Mr.
Guy has no three hundred dollars to
throw away," was Mrs. Noah's rather
"Wall, wail, we won't quarrel about It."
the old man replied, In his most concilia
tory manner, as he turned his head away
to hide the atartlng tear. "I'm an old
man, lady, old enough to bo your father."
Hero Mrs. Noah's face grew brighter, and
she listened attentively while he contin
ued: "You won't take what I say amiss,
Im sure. I've a little girl at home, a
grandchild, who has beard big stories of
the fine things at Aikcnside. She has a
hunkerin after auch vanities, and It
would pleatte her mightily to have me
tell her what I saw up here, so maybe
you wouldn't mind lettln' me go Into
that big room where the silk fixin's are.
I'll take off my shoes, if you say so."
"lour shoes wont hurt an atom: come
right along," Mrs. Noah replied, now In
the best of moods, for, except her cup.
of green tea with raspberry Jam and
cream, she enjoyed nothing more than
showing their handsome house. -
(To be continued.)
Cnrlona restores That the Public
Neither Seea Nor Hears Of.
Before a storm the animals with a
tented show become nervous and excit
ed; the Hons emit a continuous cough
ing- roar, the cat tribe paces restless
ly to and fro, monkeys take to the
highest perch in their cage nnd huddle
trembling In the shadows, If the com
ing storm Is to be a severe one, and
the elephants away from aide to side
more violently than usual, feeling the
air with nervous trunks aa If in search
of something, says a writer In Spare
Moments. Under these conditions the
wise menagerie superintendent keeps
one eye on the weather and the other
on his charges. He frequently flnda it
necessary to put the side pieces on
the cages to darken their Interiors and
quiet the beasts, and then shortens the
chains with which the elephants are
tethered. These animal weather pro
phets frequently give their storm warn
ing hours before the storm breaks, and
they are heeded by the showman, for
he dreads a wind 6torm.
With every circus one finds an in
teresting collection of babies, babies
whose mothers and fathers astonish
the spectators every afternoon and
evening with their daring aerial flights.
And they are much like other babies,
save that they are more lusty than the
ordinary youngster, with bronzed
cheeks and supple bodies, the latter
usually an Inheritance -om a long line
of circus ancestors.
The circus queen Is a good mother,
who loves her offspring Just as fondly
and cares for It as tenderly, If not
mere rationally, than her Bisters In
other walks of life. All her spare mo
ments are spent In doing for the little
one,- making Its clothes, embroidering
a dress for it, or exercising its little
Imbs that it, too, may in time grow,
up to do and dare. When the mother
goes Into the ring for her perilous act,
some other performer, who is waiting
her turn to go on, entertains the little
one by standing her on her head, doing
hand stands, leaps and handsprings.
usually to the intense delight of the
little one. . -
One of the most frequent causes of
loss of animals in a circus menagerie Is
suicide, of which there are numerous
well authenticated cases. In speaking
of this characteristic, George Conklin,
who has been constantly associated
with wild beasts for more than forty
years, says: "The Instinct for self
destruction Is common among all kinds
of animals, and the causes are, in many
Instances, the same as usually Impel
a man or woman to take his or her
life. Probably the most pronounced of
these causes are loneliness, homesick
ness, loss of companions or progeny,
and 111 health. There are animals that
periodically have a return of the sui
cidal mania, and that can be saved
from self-defrtrnctlon only by the most
Intelligent and careful treatment As
a rule, however, when the animal has
made up Its mind, so to speak, to com
mit euicldo, nothing can prevent it,
and the keeper, not only for reason of
humanity, but also because an animal
In that condition Is extremely danger
ous, often Is compelled to end Its suf
ferings by hastening Its death."
he Waa Wlae.
"And you say this was the first time
you have evor loved?"
"Do you know what I think you
"I think you are a matrimonial
faker." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Lady Yes, I advertised for a
cook. You have had experience, I sup
The Applicant Sure, an' Ol hove
mum. It's inesllf as vvor-rk'd fer a'
dozen fambllea In th' last six months,
mum. Chicago News.
In Austria field labor Is still largely
done by the women, who also thrash,
the grain with flails.
All great tne a are In some degree Lap
Character. Wt are (Teuton of our
characters. 11111I chnrnetors nre desti
nies. Kcv. .1. S. ThoniKon, ln.loxn(lent
Church of Christ, New Orlenn.
Surety. Better have a wire fence nt
the le of ti precipice than n magnifi
cent hospital nt the bottom of it. Ucv,
J. I). Adams, Iiefoniicd, Brooklyn.
Laboring Men. You laboring tucn
should put Christ on your pint form. If
you will st 11 ml behind Him your case
is won. Kov. Charles Stulzle, Baptist,
Success. That subtlest lesson and
most important art called success Is
learned principally by making mistakes.
- Ucv. Frank Crane, Ciiivers.ilist, Wor
Fidelity. Fidelity is n virtue, not a
grace. It Is a phase of conduct, not of
feeling. Our low must culminate In
fidelity, else it Is a delusion. Ucv. Ho
mer J. Yositiirgh, Baptist, Oakland.
The Ballot. No man can have his
heart lilicil with the Kplrlt of tho Mas
ter mill his pocket tilled with frnudu
lent linllots nt the same time. Itev,
(J. B. YoHlmrgli. KpiH'-opallnn, Denver.
Progress. The hiiiiiiin race is n su
preme sncie-s. It is nut deteriorating,
Iook Ur.i '.i to tile tl.ne when the raw
material was placed in the hands of
the first i)i:ui, and then compare the
progress of to-t'.ny. Kov. J. S. Thom
son, Independent, Los Alleles.
The Commercial Spirit. The com
inerclal spirit of tho world Is in tho
church and this is hindering the Holy
hplrlt n-oni doing Ills work. God can
not work thioiiKli a church which .'s
dominated by the money power. Itev
A. R. Holdertiy. Baptist, Atlanta.
Negro Haters. The negro bent on
self-Improvement has very ninny
friends ninong the white people of the
South, while the rabid negro haters
would In time lind themselves power
less lo inflict Injury, upon hint. Rev. B.
T. Washington, Congregational 1st, Tus
Watchwords. Life is not speculative.
It has to do with stern things. Its
great watchwords are Love, Duty, Ser
vice, nnd the humblest have opportuni
ties for these, nnd with these Is the
character attained that God approves.
Rev. M. A. Breed, Congregntlouallst,
Building It Is the business of the
church to build men. We do not fall
so much In molding those we have, as
In providing new muterlnl on which to
work. The question of supply Is the
one thnt needs careful study. Rev. L.
L. Loofbourow, Congregationallst,
Chivalry. The tendency In all ages,
ours among' the rest, Is to Imagine that
chivalry to a good degree consists lu
taking the risk of being knocked down.
In nine cases out of ten It takes more
heroism not to tight than It does to
fight. Rev. Charles II. Parkhurst,
Presbyterian, New York City.
Sin. Sin Is uo creation of theolog
ical clussitlcatiou, but a dreadful fact.
It destroys the moral likeness of the
soul to Its creator, crowds It away
from him, extinguishes all spiritual
life nnd makes Impossible any manifes
tation of the divine benignity. Rev. A.
II. Studebaker, Episcopalian, Balti
more. Failure. Many men have been fail
ures, because they had not tho convic
tion of their strength. Often when a
pt mm gels out to do u thing a word of
n'licourugeiiient will help him much. But
;the word of encouragement does not
fc'lvc the strength ; there must also bo
the conviction of strength. Rev. B.
R. Green, Baptist, Duluth.
Prayer. Because every prayer docs
not receive, tin objective answer some
people deny the value of prayer alto
gether. That Is like denying the worth
of agriculture because some gardens
f nil to return the desired harvest.
There are certain laws to' be obeyed
and conditions to be complied with If
the prayer or the planting are to avail
much. Rev. W. H. McGlauflln, Unl
After Death. If death ends all there
Is nothing but mockery lu the thought
tit the millions who nre brought Into
the world only to find It a great wilder
ness of woe after which comes noth
ing. Every principle of fairness known
to man culls for something more, for un
added life In which there may be taken
off a trial balance thut will really bal
ance accounts. Rev. W. A, Stanton,
Universal v Peace. Permanent and
universal peace Is the dream of tho
noblest men. Peace is the child of free
dom and righteousness, and these,
wliethcr for the Individual or the na
tion, huve been obtained at mighty
cost. Whether by the shock of war or
by constructive individual processes
Jiard-won freedom and right go beforo
jin abiding peace. Rev. J. II. Haslcm,
Heroes. Hero worship cannot ba
eradicated from humanity. It Is well
that It Is so. It Is a splendid thing to
have heroes In history as definite
Ideals. It Is a great thing to have also
pome living heroes us great Ideals of
nir dully lives. But, above all, It Is
supremely Important for us to keep be
fore our minds the llvlno Master as a
rpctual Ideal. Looking up to IIlui
r.ve grow toward God. Rev. Oliver
lluckel, Coiigregationullst, Baltimore.
I ltl you ever see such nn unlucky
fellow as Smith? lie is ulwnys get
ting in a hole."
"Yes, saw him to-day lu one."
"I suppose, nu usual, he had Just
missed n good of i'liilig." ,
"No; found one. Fell Into the sower
trench." Bull laiore American.
We have observed that men loaf ev
erywhere except at ships where grave
stones are made and sold.
tOADIHO AN AFRICAN SLAVES.
Ilotv n largo of Unman KreleM
The king, queen, roynl family, chief
and people were Invited on board. They
had previously been treated mmewhnt
sparingly with liquors. In the mean
time all the water caks were filled nnd
mostly stowed In tha lower hold aft, to
gether with ull the stores and goods,
on a platform resting on the keelson.
A very largo supply of Irons hud been
taken on board at Cardenas, writes T,
V. Brlggs In Harper's. The trading had
been proceeding on the upiier deck and
a large supply of tho various articles
of fond laid In, and now all was In
readiness. The afternoon of the enter
tainment had arrived. Two large
puncheons were placed on the upper
deck and the heuds knocked In, and
about twenty-five or more gallons of
strong ruin put Into eneh puncheon,
also a hundred-weight or so of sugar
and a bushel of cut lilies; to these
were added a specific quantity of a cer
tnln drug which would presently pro
duce a prolonged stnnefnctlon.
The between and lower decks acre
swept clean, nnd nil wns In readiness
for the company to tho number ol
about l.oijo. As fast as they cimie on
board they were plied with the drugged
punch; niirliy soon became stupid or
helpless nnd were placed below to mnke
room for others.
When they were nil on board and
most of them stupefied they were
seized. Ironed and passed below. The
first row were seated with the knees
drawn up close to the side of the ves
sel, one arm put through the becket,
and Irons clapped on. In the next row
another arm was put through the same
becket, one bolt and becket thus nn
swering for two persons. It will be
remembered thnt the main hatchway
was partitioned in the middle, and the
after pnrt Inclosed lietween decks, giv
ing a separate connection with the tem
porary deck. A wide and short gang
loard was placed from the other side
of the hatchway to the temporary deck,
well slanting, and tht captives destined
for the lower deck were placed on this
and slid down, when they were packed
The between decks wns packed full
with nearly 800, and nbout 500 or more
were on the temporary deck. There
were still two hundred or nvre that
tbey had -neither room nor Irons for.
They might have been dropped Into the
perloguas and left to find their way
ashore when they came to their senses.
It was too late ; the perlnguns had been
cut adrift ns soon as they began to se
cure the captives. Now the anchor
was trimmed, the sail hoisted and the
Slaver Caribbce, as she was afterward
called, was miles away before the last
were secured. Many of those remain
ing were now coming to their senses.
Do you ask what became of them?
"They were shot and thrown over,
board" ; such was the record.
CUBING A BALKY HORSE.
Strike Quick Blow on the Hoot Held
tn the Hand.
In that part of Washington street
where window shoppers nre thickest
street car traffic was congested the oth
er day by a balky horse driven to a
surrey, in which were two women, one
angry because her prided horsewoman-
ship failed to move the stubborn ani
mal, the other frightened at the
thought of capricious behavior of the
brute after the balklness might cease,
says the Indianapolis News. And it
may be said that every balky horse
moves when the proper remedy Is ad
ministered. Before the wrecking car could be
called a telephone lineman riding on a
bicycle noticed the stiff-legged horse,
the surrey and the woman occupants
across the track, as well as the line of
street ears In waiting. He dismounted
from his wheel, set it against the
street curbing, grasped one of his steel
"climbers" In his strong right hand and
opproached the balky horse. Lifting
up a fore foot, ns a blacksmith would,
he struck the hoof a stinging blow. The
horse darted forward and the crowd
cheered as the silent electrician mount
ed his wheel and rode away to adjust
a balky telephone.
"You see," said a scientist, too digni
fied to Intrude, "the man by the smart
blow stimulated the'' periphery and
communicated forcibly with the cortex,
thus giving stimulus to the concept of
locomotion. Hence the semi-voluntary
procedure of the horse."
One of the perspiring policemen who
had tried to drag the horse from the
truck remarked: "1 didn't know the
'hot foot' would work on a horse."
Maintaining; Ilia Dlgnltr.
Even the elevator boy has to draw
the line somewhere, to prevent bis be
ing made too common. The mnld who
announced to the guest waiting at the
door that 'Vlie didn't bear her until
she had rung three times," meets her
match In the elevator boy described by
a writer In the New York Evening
'If any one calls, Percy, while I am
out, tell him to wait. I shall be right
back," said the woman to the apart-
nient-houso elevator boy.
There was no answer.
"Did you hear nie? Why don't yon
answer?" asked the woman, with some
"I never answers, ma'am, unless I
doesn't hear, and then I says.
lie Knew Ilia Mater.
Since the engagement of his pretty
sister her small brother had been pus-
zliug his bead . to understand what it
"Why," exclaimed his mother, "Mr.
Skaggs has asked Bister to marry hlm.
That means thut he'll take cure of
"Buy her things?" asked the boy.
"Hnts and dinners nnd lee cream
and everything?" he persisted.
"Yes," was the nnnwer.
The boy thought It all over for a
moment, and then he snld:
"Well, that man's got lots of cour
age, hasn't he?" Ladles' Home Jour
nal. So fur as known, the undertaker to
the only man in the world who know
that the styles change In hearses
Hlppophagy being lu low water la
these later days, somebody has set h'n1
elf to show what an exceedingly re
spectable history attaches to the prac
tice. Among the ancients, especially in
China, eating horse flesh was general,
and it was only killed In Europe by a
Vnpnl decree of Gregory I II., though
why horse flesh should have been In
terdicted does not appear. It was only
the famine caused by Napoleon's In
vasion that revived the practice In Ger
many, where It has survled ever sine.
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To Aim Straight la llnmnn.
Anthropologists have remarked that
taking aim is a human characteristic
that even the authropold npes cannot
be snld to share. Apes and monkeys
frequently thrown nuts and sticks,
sometimes with unpleasant conse
quences to others, but they show little
or no ability to take accurate aim. The
baboon is snld to excel somewhat In
this respect, but still It would never
pass for a marksman. Accuracy of
eye and the Judgment of direction and
distance that are Involved lu real aim
ing have been developed only by man
and are among the tokens of his in
tellectual superiority. St. Louis Ro
public. Stats or Ohio, Citt or Toledo, i
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