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TTACTIED to the Carl
ia'- aK0iit)0t:k Circus that
ifl 111 J1L. LIU- 1.-ILJ 11 -
Tuesday will bo soon
1 ho most novel feature
& jr.
that any circus has yet
put Ik fore the American public. This
1 nothing more than a troupe of over
100 trance people from Ka.st India,
the first, representative body of Hin
dus, J'ar.sees, Mussulmans and (Mn
galeese, that have ever been brought
to America.
Although the H.-'frnbeck Circus
Las many other features, including
big three-rings, with their aerial, ac
robatic, high-wire, equestrian and oth
er acts, and also the world-famous
trained wild beast performances, yet
they bear more or less of a similarity
to performances we have seen before,
and the greater interst will attach to
the Hindoos. The troupe includes
many examples of the Indian Fakir
that Itousselet, the explorer, and llud
yanl Kipling have made famous. As
magicians these Fakirs have no eual.
I low many of their most famous
tricks are performed, years of search
and query have failed to prove. It can
only be surmised that Fakirism is a
idipht of body, as well as of hand,
and that their performances are not
an occult science. There are many,
Lowevc r, including Mr. Kipling hint
ed, who aver that the Fakir has
much mysterious knowledge which
has descended to him from genera
tions of forefathers.
It is a fact, in India, that what you
are bom, that must you die. Horn of
a caste-, you die of that caste, and
t!ne are so many different castes
that there is one for every business
and mode of living of the people.
The Fakir represents a caste that is
the oldest known to history. The Fa
kir i.i nothing more, than a traveling
rieian. poor in the extreme, al-
:iist a beggar, yet wonderfully gifted.
The tricks that these fellows per
form have never been duplicated in
I A Romance of
I Is Ordinarily Told and Will Hold the Read
& er's Attention
"Admirnble! Tut -wfVan nieasuro
neither hcrars nor pounds."
"I thlfk'i we can U both, I will
construct u balance of somo kind.
Then, with a ham sjuu;; to one end and
a ritle and fyiuei-ortrWscp to the other,
I -will toll you tiie weight of the, ham
to an ounce. T ascertain the time 1
have. already Uetoriulnud to fashion a
pundlal. 1' reineuaber the requisite
divisions with reasonable accuracy,
and a little observation will enable us
to correct any mistakes."
"You are really very . clever. Mr.
Jcnks," said Irjs, with childlike candor.
"Have yen spent several years of your
life lu preparing for residence on a
desert island;"
"Something of the sort. I have led
a queer kind of existence, full of use
loss purposes. Fate bus driven me in
to a corner whore my odds aud ends
of knowledge are actually valuable.
Such aroi louts make men millionaires."
"I'.-'oless pun"os:v fcho repeated.. "I
can hardly credit that. One usea such
a phrase to describe 'fussy people, alive
with f. Msh activity. Your worst ene
my would not place you in such n
"My worst enemy
frffevtive at any rate
made the phrase
Miss Donne."
"Y)U mean that he ruined your ca
fecr :
'Y.-ll-er yos. I
rcriWe- the position
suppose that do
with fair accura-
"Was ho a very groat scoundrel?"
"He was and is."
Jcnks spoke with. o.uiet Mtteruess.
The girl's words Lati-'CToked a sudden
I'.ood of recollection. For the morueut
lie did not notice how he had been
trapped Into ponklng--of himself, nor
did ho see the 4Uiet content on Iris'
faee whonlie elicited the information
that his chief foe was a-man. A cer
tain tremulous hesitancy in her man
nor when she nest spoke might have
warned him. but his hungry soul
caught only tho warm sympathy of her
words, which fell lite rain on parched
tlrfld." she said. ".Won't
"- j j
Amrlcan or Europe, and probably
never will.
Included in the party besides the
magicians are m-fromancors, sword
swallowers, snake-charmers, guaya
rati acrobats and Xautch i;irl dancers
from the Temple of Trichinopoly.
These latter girls will be of particu
lar interest in this, country, as they
represent a class of Indian relgious
slaves whose duty it is to dance on
fete days and at religious revivals The
effect produced on a congregation of
worshippers by the dancing' of these
beauties is said to be most st liking
and to a stranger, almost amusing.
Love and Adventure That
From the Opening
you smoke for a l:tt " while and talK
to me?"
He produced hts p'io ami tobacco.
"That lij a Uitit rate pipe," she de
clared. "My father always said that a
istraight stOiU. with the bowl ut a right
englo. vria th'i'corrcct shape. You evi
dently a,vce with biia."
"You will 110 Iii' father when you
meet him. lie U the very best man
olive. I am sure."
"You.twore great friends, then:-"
"Great fi'leaiis! He h the only friend
I possess in'tke world.."
"WhatL Is tliit quite accurate ?"
"Oh, tjuite. Of coarse, 21 r. .Tonks. I
can 110:0,1: forget how much I owe tj
you. I like you icinitnsely. too. al
though you are soso grtuY tj me at
times. But but you sec, my. father
and I have always been together. I
have neither brother nor si-.tor, not
even a oor.sjn. My dear mother died
from soujj horrid fever when 1 was
quite a little girl. My father is every
thing to me."
"Dear child!" he murmured, appar
ently uttering: his thoughts aloud rath
er than addressing Lor directly. "So
you tiud me sxutl'. eh:"
"A regular bear when you lecture me.
But that is only occasionally. You can
be very nice when you like, when you
forcet your past trouble.?. And pray,
why do ypu cy'.i i&e a child?"
"Have 1 dune s7'
"Not ;i tnoruera. a.ir.. How old are
you. Mr. Jonjs 1 am twenty twenty
last Deceaair,"
"And I." ho said, "will be twenty
eight In, AusTist."
"Good C'aejis'." sUfi1 gasped. "I am
very sorry, but I - really- thought yon
were f orty at least."
"I look it, doiit,I,t mo be equal
ly candid and, admit that you, too.
show yonr p.ge wzTtedtf."
She snX'irvotisJy, "lTUat a lot
of trouble yp'u gjus ave had to to
to givo you thona little wrinkles in the
corners of yvur' iooutii and eyes,', she
said. -
The Richmond Palladium,
w . - . .
"Wrinkles! How terrible'."
"I don't know. I think they rather
suit you. Besides, it was stupid of me
to imagine you were so old. I suppose
exposure to the sun creates w-rinkles,
and you must have lived much in the
open air."
"Early rlcins and late goins to bed
are bad for the complexion," he de
clared solemnly.
"I often wonder how army officers
manage to exist," she said. "They
never seem to get enough sleep, in the
east at any rate."
"So you assume I have been in the
"1 am quite sure of it."
"May I nsi why?"
"Your mautier, your voice, your quiet
air of uttthority. the ' very way you
walk, all botray you."
"Thou," he said sadly. "I will not at
tempt to deny the fact. I held a com
mission ia tte Indian staff corps for
nine years. Jt was a hobby of mine.
Miss Donne, to make myself acquaint
ed with the best means of victualing
my men uud keeping them in good
health under all sorts of fanciful con
ditions and In. every kind of climate.
especially under circumstances when
ordinary stores were not available.
With that object in view I read up
every possible country in which my
regiment might he engaged, learned
the local names of common articles of
food and ascertained particularly what
provision natnre mxde to sustain life.
The study interested rae. Once, dur
ing the Sudan campaign, it was really
useful and procared rae promotion."
"Tell me about it."
"During some operations in the desert
it was necessary for my troop to fol
low up it small party of Tebels mounted
on camels, wlddh, as you probably
know, can '9 without water much long
er than horses. We-'were almost with
in strikipg distance when- our horses
completely; gae -out. but I-. luckily no
ticed indications whicja Bhowed that
there was water.tbeneatli'a portion of
tlid &l&ia-ssi& belowtijiirenerjftl level.
Sunday, August 5,
of the
Copyright. 1903. by -'-'uV;
Edward J. Clode .V.':'." I".
r . - - -
Half an nour s spade work proved tnat
I was right. We took up the pursuit
again and van the quarry to earth, and
I got my captaincy."
"Was there no light ?"
lie paused an appreciable time be
fore replying. Then he evidently made
up his mind to perform some disagree
able task. The watching girl could
pee the change in his face, the sharp
transition from eager interest to angry
"Y'es." he went on at last, "there was
1 11 t 11 LUtliV L .4. ..till, - ,
cause a troop of British cavalry whi u
should have supported me had turned
back owing to the want of water al
ready mentioned. Rut that did not
save the oHlocr in charge of tho Twenty-fourth
lancers from being severely
"The Twenty-fourth lancers:" cried
Iris. "Lord Veutnor's regiment'."
"Lord Yentnor was the officer in
Her face crimsoned. "Then you
know him?" she said.
"I do." -
"Is he your enemy 7
"And that is why you were pr agi
tated that last day on the Sirdar, when
poor Lady Toser asked me if I were
engaged to him?"
"How could it affect you? You did
not even know my name then?"
"It affected me because the sudden
mention of his name recalled my own
disgrace. I quitted the army six
months ago, Miss Deane, under very
painful circumstances. A general court
martial found me guilty of conduct
unbecoming an officer and a gentle
man. I was not even given a chance
to resign. I was cashiered."
lie pretended to speak with cool
truculence. He thought to compel her
into shrining contempt. Yet his face
blanched 'somewtyt, and,Vthough he
steadily kept tho - pipe between his
teeth and$EwokedwJrta." studied nncon
cern. lda lir. twlicb4 aMittie
And faVdft&ff pfrt lVok' at feerr for hi
) The People in the Story are Real and Not j
J; Puppets, and the Plot Mr. Tracy Has
I Wcven About Them is Most Ingenious j
girl's wondering eyes were nxea upon
him, and the blush had disappeared as
quickly as it came.
"I remember something of this," she
said slowly, never once averting her
gaze. "There was some gossip con
cerning it when I first came to Hong
kong. You are Captain Robert An
struther?" "I am."
"And you publicly thrashed Lord
Yentnor rs the result of a quarrel
abort a woman?"
"Your recollection is quite accurate."
"Who was to blame?"
"The lady said that I was."
"Was it tru-?"
Robert Anstruther. late captain of
Rengal cavalry, rose to his feet. He
preferred to take his punishment stand
ing. "Th court martial agreed with her.
Miss Deane, and I am a prejudiced
witness," he replied.
"The wife of my colonel, Mrs. Costo
bell." "Oh!"
Long afterward be remembered the
aeonv of that moment and winced
even at the remembrance. But he had
decided upon a fixed policy, and he
was not a man to flinch from conse
quences. Mis? Deane must be taught
to despise him, else God help them
both she might learn to love him as he
now loved her. So, blundering toward
his goal, as men always blunder where
a woman's heart is concerned, he blind
ly persisted in allowing her to make
fuch false deductions as she chose
from his words.
Iris was the first to regain some
measure of self control.
"I am glad yon have been so candid.
Captain Anatruther," she commenced,
but he broke in abruptly:
"Jenks. if yoa please, Miss Deane;
Robert Jenks.
"Certainly, Mr. .Jenka. Let me be
equally explicit before we quit the
subject I have met Mrs. CostobelL I
do not-Hk0jhrrIcontder her a de-
might have ftrnid a different verdict
had its members ben of her sex. As
for Lord Yentnor. he is nothing to me.
it is true he asked my father to be per
mitted to pay his addresses to me, but
my dear old dad left the matter wholly
to my decision, and I certainly never
gave Lord Ventuor any encourage
ment. I believe now that Mrs. Costo
bcll lied and that Lord Yentnor lied
when they attributed any dishonorable
action to you, and I am glad that you
beat him in the club. I am quite t-ure
he deserved it."
Not one word did this strange man
vouchsafe in reply. lie started vio
lently, seized the ax lying at his feet
and went straight among tho trees,
keeping his face turn'-d from Iris si
that she might not see the tears in his
As for tho girl, she began to scour
her cooking utensils with much en
ergy and soon romn'ii' ed a song. Con
sidering that she was compelled to con
stantly endure the company of a de
graded officer, who hud been expelled
from the service with ignominy, she
was absurdly contented. Indeed, with
the happy 1nooDKeiuen',e of youth, she
quickly threw all care to the winds and
devoted her thoughts to planning a
surprise for the next day by preparing
some tea. provided she could surrepti
tiously open the chest.
TTEFORE night closed their third
X? day on the island Jenks man
I 1 aged to construct a roomy tent
house, with a framework of
sturdy trees selected on account of
their location. To these he nailed or
tied crossbeams cf felled saplings, and
the tarpaulins dragged from the beach
supplied roof and walls. It required
the united strength " of Iri3 and himself
to haul into position the heavy sheet
that topped the structure, while ho
was compelled, tdist from active
building operations; in order to fashion
a rough ladder'. Without": some snch
contnvai?c? h? chr.M n"ot est the top
most supports adjusted- at a sumclet
Although the edifice required-at leat
two more days of bard work .before '.
would be fit for 'habitat ion Iris wiBhe
to take uo her quarters there immed
atcly. This the suilor would not bea
"In the cave," he said, "you are at
nolutely sheltered from all the wind
that blow or rain that falls. Our villi
however, is painfully leaky and draft
at present. When asleep, the who!
body Is relaxed, and you are then mot
open to the attacka of cold or fever, 1
which case, Mifis Deane, I shall be r
luctantly obliged to dose you with
concoction of ttreit tree there."
He pointed to , a neighboring cinchi
na, and Irlsnatnraliy asked why t
selected that particular brand.
"Iiecauae lt'is qnlnine, not made u
in nice little .tabloids, but au nature
It will not be a bad plan If we prepar
a strong infusion . and take a ema
quantity every morning on the exce
lent principle that prevention is ifcttt
than care."
The glrl'Iaugfced. ;
Curiously enough, tie lifting of tt
veil upon the man's earlier hiator
made these tvo much abetter friend
With more complete acquaints nc
there was far less tendency toward ce
tain pessajea which under ordinar
conditions could be construed as notl
ing else than downright flirtation
ThencefortbTror. ten days they labore
nnceaslnjlyrtartlnsr work at daybrea
and stopnla oaly vvhen the light f alle
finding tee Ibnz hours of sunshine a
too short for the manifold tasks d
manded of thorn, yet thankful that tC
night brought rest. The sailor mad
out a prosraiame to which he rigid!
adhered. Ifc the flfst place, he con
pleted the hotise, which had two cori
partmcntawin Inner room. In which Irj
slept, and an outer, which served es
' shelter for- their meals and provided
bedroom for tb man.
"TJ (Continued to Page Eight.)

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