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If 4 THE SUN, SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 1891.
InKiiFicATiox jst rixaKns.
"Tarn Marfclaca ea the Hnn fingers to
t Cbkase Materially sslth Taarb
from the tiin'teenth rvnfury.
Every one bears on his body a risible token
of identity which baa the unique value of per
Utioc throuebout his whole llfo. It apparent
ly becomes fully defined some three months
befote Ms tihth, and It remains unaltered after
bis death until tho final slsco of corruption.
This token of identity lies in the system of
ramlflcatlop of the minute rlJses that run
scro the palms of the hands and the soles of
the feet, and It more especially resides In the
scrolls or other patterns that the ridsesform
on the inner surfaces of the bulbs of the
fluEort.. Attention will be directed almost ox
cluatvely to tho Inner, ns they aro amply
sufficient In themselves for pnrpoaes of Iden
tlllcation, while they are easy to print from
ami are I'onvonlantly Isolated.
The utility or a sure means of Identification
cannot be doubteit. It It admits of belne easily
applied to show either 111 that a man lathe
person he professed to be. or (21 that be Is not
the person whom he Is Rusrs'ted to be. or 131
that bo is or is not Included among tho per
sons whoso names and tokens are to be found
In any civon roslster. In criminal Invostlca
tlrns the existence of such a mothod would
fettle uuestlone of personation, of mistaken
Identity, and of previous conviction. In the
army mid nuvy It would afford a sure means of
convicting dnsorters and be a powerful deter
rent from desertion. It would supply an Inval
uable adjunct to a aerere passport system. It
would be of continual uood service in our
tropical settlement, where the individual
members of the swarms ot dark and yellow
skinned raoes are moitly unable tn slan their
names and ore otherwise hnrdlr dtstlnaulsh
able by L'uroroane. and. whether they enn
write or not. are crossly addletod to persona
tion and other vatloties of fraudulent practice
IN 1833. is 18fi0.
There remain other cases thnt occur rarely.
but when thoy do occur aro ol snfilclent Iro
Bortanco to make It woll worth the while ot
persons at out to emigrate to toko thosmnll
trouble of leaving their flncur prints behind
them at a token ot their identity, lor in a
large population like ours, whose members
mltirate to all uuurters of tho earth, the In
stances are numerous of men who. limine
left their homos In youth, find a difficulty on
their return after ninny years in provinc
claims to kinship ntid property. Or eotuo
alien uroundrel Irom forelcn parts may assert
hlmnelt to be tho lone-lost rlcatful claimant
to an estate held in previous security b) ottinrs
en iho supposition of his decease. Lastly, the
important need often arlsos of performing the
rrewsome task of plnctuc data on roeonl that
mlcht afterward servetoldentlry tho unknown
viottm of an accident, as of the, atinnner who
dies In hospital ot n wound that left blm
speechless, nt bndlos washed up attoru wreck,
or ol the other Klius'ly contents ot a uiorcui).
M. .Mphonso liettlll n ussuies me that lin
does not use lluitor prints In eoniieetinn with
bis system ot anthropometric Identification
which Is now emplojed in the 1'reuch criminal
servko. The often repeated :nl nf its ue-e in
tho prisonB of China is baseless so far ns I c in
learn after repeated inquiries or. ir It Is not
entirely bnsoless. It certainly rests on n very
limited foundntion that 1 have not yt suc
ceeded In discovering. Tho only person who
has used ths method on a Inreo scale a a
cheel: against personation by native, is rdr
William J. Hersehel. durlnc the tenure ot his
roaslstracy In Hernial, which commenced be
tween thirty and forty years aco.
The patterns, as shown in the accompanying
outs, aro formed by the convolutions of delicate
ridKHS. each of which is seen to bo studded
wltn small holes, which are the open mouths
of ducts issuing from perspiratory elands. As
aru'ethe Issues ot nil ducts are surrounded
by sllttht elevations ot tho fckla, but these on
the inner surface of the hands and feet have
the peculiarity of not being contained in soca
ruto elevations, like craters in iiolatod cones,
but of occurring alone ridae. like tbs craters
which stud the crest of i-ome long mountain
cbnin. '1 he ridges are bancd in a ourloua way
on tho subcutaneous papillae in which the ulti
mata organs o touch are enclosed. The ridges
aiemtometo act in a somewhat unalagous
way to the whisaersot asiocor cat. Asltcht
pressure at the end of a batr In the whisker
causes a forcible pressure at the side of the
heath that holds it. which is easily felt. So the
ridges engage themselves in the roughnesses
of the surface that we orplore by rubbing it
with the fingers, as Is our wont, and the result
Is to forcibly affect the organs ot touch which
lie below and to cause a eort ot thrill, which
varies according to the docreo of roughness
and enables us to discriminate it. We I earn
very little of tho nature ot a surface by merely
pressing the lluceninon it: the ridges do not
i then como tnto play in tho way described.
When a finger or a linear print is scrutinized
c under a lens, even of low power.lt is seen to
abound In minute peculiarities, duo to tho
branchings o! oxlstinc rides and to tbs ab
rupt interpolations ot new ones. It is in thoso
minutiae, as well as in tho general character ot
the pattern, and not in tho msasuied diameters
of its outline, in which tho extraordinary per
sistence resides on which I uoi about to speak.
The pattern grows tocetber with tho flniror.
and Its proportions vary with fatness or lean
ness, and are f urtnor deformed by usage, gout,
and age. which make tho hands of old people
lessslcbtly than thoso of jouug onos. Hut.
though the pattern, us n whole, may become
considerably alterod in lonitth or breadth, tho
number of ridges that concur In forming it.
and their embranchments And other znlnutia-,
In the enlarged prints or the first finger ot
the right hand of Sir YV. J. .Uorschol. made In
1808 and previously in lSfjU. orery one of the
corresponding niinutldt now boars tho same
numeral in either print, and 1 have marked
twenty-four of tnoni altogathor. Had space
permitted I could have added a few more. A
new ride is seen to besuddonjy interpolated
at 3. 7, H. U. 17, and elsewhere. An oxistlnjr
ridge Is seen to bifurcate at 10. 15, lfi, 'J4. and
Isowhero. Hut. and hero comes in the email
reservation, an interpolation in the one may
be represented by a tori; tu the other, as is
seen olearlr at 1 and in tho small enclosures 4
and 8. In 4 the upper limb of the enslosure Is
a fork on the right sido and open on the other
In the print or 1S60. but not 60 in that of lbtts ;
jn 6 the difference between the two Is still
more marked. Tho reservation is that we
must not be too particular about tho apparent
way in which a now ridun first wises. It may
seoui to be a fork or not, according to the
depth of the printing; or owing to some minute
alteration in the level of the tldrte nt Its neck.
The primary point to to assure ourselves ot
tbs place where a new ridge first make Its
appearance : how it does so is a matter ot sec
It is well worth while to carefullystudy these
two prints, as they can teD mueb. Yv e see that
the lateral extension of tho print made is 1881
Is considerable, especially about tho core, while
every rldgo which aouoars in the print of ISGuj
! remains unchanged, and every peculiarity In
111 II each ridge rotualns unchanged clso. lhoiat-
III ter Impression Is also coarser and more worn
li felt than th earlier oue. When warchlog for pur-
P poses of idea tillcatlon the Quickest process Is
I ill I i to fix on any one noticeable iMOtillarity In enr
I Infill one llnxar, such as 5 in tho out, and to eonilne
I rilllj theatteutlonln the llrst Instance solely to this,
I I'lllll passing ta-int after print 'RUtonssively under
I till 1 1 the lens to look for It, and taking a second test
1 rlt'll point, suob as (i. wbonover the o test teems to
I fill 1 1 be satisfied. An analysis can (subsequently be
I' t'lrSIl wade for satisfactory proof of identity.
VHHIl Itlseasy t take good prints tvlthnllttle box
tl II 111 , three and a half inches sauare byseven and a
1 It bait long, oontalnlng a slip ot stout glass, a
111! small and good printer's roller, a collapsible
j. Iji 1 1 tube Ulled with very fluid printer's ink, a book
I' III 1 1 ' of blank paper, and a phial of benzole and
I i 111 some racs to clean the tlncers. A drop of Ink
llilli Is squeerd ont of the tube on to the glass, and
.1 ! ; Is spread very evenly and very thinlyoer it by
J lilH the roller. Then the Oncers are ilshily
1 , (14 1 pressed, first oa the Inked surface of
21 'fill the class, and afterward on smooth paper.
3 hli Finally they aro cleaned. The photo-
i 'nil ; graphers as a class would be well
I' i J , '. qualified to take finger prints neat I v, whloh
"l'l I ; they would know bow to mount artistically,
l They would also probably photograph the re-
''III , salt, it is easy for thetu to try the
Mil ' S process of. finger printing. A piece of
ll ill half-lneU India rubber tubing stretched
I over a wooden cylinder is a makeshift
'IJII 9 for a printer's .roller that is not to be
Ul ft dosplted. and boiled or burnt linssed nil pro-
HI ft uurable at the oilman's, and mixed with a lit-
'III 'a, . tie line soot that has colleoted on a plat hdlJ
fj ta or a candle, makes a serviceable Ink.
l I look forward to a time when every convict
i N shall have prints taken of his fingers by the
tr 9 prison phorsgraoher at the beginning ond end
,. 'i'l S of bis imprisonment, and a reslster made of
If if; ' them; when lecTUits or either eervlc shall go
II rill ' through an analasous process; wheu the In-
li fl I dex number of the bands shall usually be In-
n A serted in advertisements for persons who are
U, ,1,1 lost or who cannot be Identified, and when
T 'ti'l every youth who is about to leave his horns
i!l.f for a long residence abroad shall ootainprlats
1 'In! of his lingers at the same time that the por-
ii; trait is photographed, (or his Jrleods to retain
i in ss a rrieiuento.
rj'j The Srtghtoa Beach Ceaeerts,
Ths concerts given at Brighton Beach, under
'll'l the leadership ot Anton Beldl, continue to
j: maintain their high standard ot excellence,
jl and ar beard nightly by hundreds ot delighted
9 ' il'l auditors. There is to be an especial pro-
I it I gramma cm Tuesday evening, Introducing
Iji! ! konj,AXj,arUluioloiet.
XltlOiir AWAT A. HAQ OF DIAXOXDS.
A Psn-ect Wert SS,00 Mixed TJs wtth
C'hleaca'e Made Oround.
yrom (Ac Ihtcnio tltrald.
Bomc'liore near the foot of Kldredge court,
undertint tracks of tho Illinois Central Hall
toad, a buckskin bag containing $23,000 worth
of diamonds lies burled, bomo day another
Bchtlernann, digging for ancient Chicago, will
run across the gems, and It diamonds are
worth ns.tnucli then as they are to-day he wld
be repala lor tils Isbor. The Hory of the dia
monds was told tiy llil.im A. ritikertnn. chief
nt the big tletoi'tltn agency, the other day. Mr.
jliiksrton was on the Illinois Central train
coming in from the racos, and, tinder tho in
fluence of tVo Line rings of smoke curling up
from a blgbi.ick cigar, he became reminiscent.
"lloys."ho said, "tbnrn s Ijj.imi worth nt
diamonds burteil along bore somewhere. They
have Peon horn for oxor twenty years and I
saw them ihroMtnlnnnd dldut know it. Tho
story goes bsck l? oue ot the biggest diamond
robborios eor Anntultted lu America, in
18TU burglara brAko Into a safe in tho whole
sale jewelry store i'f bchooler.V Co., tbe larg
est in -Sotv ttrliiius. and took tUKMKji)
worth nf procloun gems. Tho store wna
situated on Canal street, near . tne cor
ner ot fit. Churlo3, kind the sate was in
Plain view of ilio svtreot, from whleii It
could be Been by the wut'hmau erors time he
pas-ed. Une Mondnr racXrnlnc In tho soring
of the venr the Uookkeoinv found the ssfeln
tho back room. 'Iho door bad been forceil.
and tho fortune In dlamondt had been carried
away. Hovrwas It doue.- The burglars hart
construited a dummy safe ta closp imitation
of the original. Aftpr the wntohmnn had
pasted the window in one ot bis rounds, they
l. ad pushed iho dummy safe to the front of the
stoie. dragged the firm's sale to the back
room, und there easily cracked It.
"We woro not put on tbecMso. and we paid
little attention tu It, IhoAew Urleans police
hunted high anil low for tho burglars, but
could get no trace of them. AOout thts time a
daring band of robbers wsie plundering the
Mobile and Ohio and .Nashville and -Northwestern
ltallroads. and the lallroad companies
called on the Pinkortun agenoy to run them
down. A man named Jim lllckoy was sus
pected, lie was known to be a desperate lei
low, and bo answered the description ot one of
tbe robbers. He was a tremendous chap for
sire, as big and strong as you llnd men, nnd a
devil in a light. We could get nothing on him,
however, for he was suspicious ot overr
strnngor. So we abandoned tho watch. The
manugeis of the (southern Express Company
kept it upon their own account. The company
bad suilercd from the robbetle. One day in
the summer a despatch came to tbe agency
from the Mouth to watch tbe Illinois Central
trains and arrot Ulckny. who was .supposed
tu be loaded with plunder.
" According to tho despatch the police of Co
lumbus. Ky and Cairo. Ill .had been toouiuuh
frightened by the man's traminiioiisslroand
otlonsho reputation as a hard tighter to stop
hlrn. hut he was ticketed through to Chicago,
nnd we Were told to land blm at any cost, .dy
father was nllvo then, and ho sent John Curtln
and mo down to tho train to lake ltickey. X
as it young follow, and t entered into pro.ec'.s
ot thnt sort with more enthusiasm possibly
than the nature of the errand called for. Cur
tln and I went down to Hue Park and got
aboard the tmln at 0:30 In the morning. We
didn't find lllckoy in the sleoping -ar where
we expected to llnd him, and 1 went forward to
the smoker. There In a corner lay a man
whonnsiveiud liickey's descilption. Ho was
sirtched oertwo seats beside au open win
dow snoring peacefully. 1 beckoned to Cur
tln and toiuted to the Blnerer. Ho indicated
by a sign that the man was lllckoy. and
I slipped into tbe seat beside tbe desperado
I cot my hand behind him nnd drew his cun
from his pockot. It was a big forty-five callbro.
cup.iblo ot making a hole lu sheet Iron. I
ehoed It up against his body and told htm to
throw up his hands, lie opened his eyes,
recognized Curtln. and laughed. What do
ton want.' henskod. Kepau!et,'sald Curtln:
'come along und every thing will bo explained.
'All right.' lie said, with a laugh.
"Tho train was then near the font of Eld
rodge court. At that time the Illinois Contral
tinlim ran into town ou piling, the water ou
either side ot the track being about fourteen
feet deep. As v. e cams to tbe the place, which
1 just pointed out as the grave of the dia
monds, the big fellow drew from his breast
pocket a buckskin bagabout eight inches long
and flung it through tho window. It struck
tho nnterneir the track and sank.
" ' S hat did ynu throw out. lllckoy?" I asked.
'Oh, nothing much.' lie said with an uncon
cerned lHUgh. I supposed he had tossed out
skeleton keys or burglars' tools, and said
mdhlux moro. Kicker was taken to the office
nnd srarchoil. He had no plunder, and when
we sent him back to Tounessee he was set
flee. Months alter that I met him In Memphis,
nnd foil to tnlklnx about bin capture. 'Mr.
1'lnkertpn.' he said, 'do you know what tbat
bsg contained l 'Sn.'l said. S ell.' said be.
There was $ii.003 worth of diamonds in that
bag.' and then he told me his story, part of
Which I had know before.
"The bcbooler A- Co. robbery was the work
of the notorious liilly Forrester, an escaped
convict from Jollet: Frank Dean, aiso known
as Frank Den man and Dago Frank, and little
liavo Cummlngs. an accomplished trio ot
burglars. Alter the robbery nt ftew Orleans
they went to Memphis wtth their plunder and
nayeJ at that town for some time under tbe
prtitcctlnn of a rich receiver of stolon prop
erty. Tbon I orrester took his share of the
property to Now York. Dean and Cummings
came to Chicago, leaving $23,000 worth ot the
plunder with tho receiver. From this town
they notified him to sand the diamonds to
Chicago by big Jim Uickoy. and It was while
on this journey that ths big fellow was
caught. He had Instructions from Dean and
Cummlngs when be threw tbe gems away.
"Hlckeyis dead now. He was killed at Cof
feyvllle, a small station near Memphis, while
forcing a railroad company's sate. Forrester
was caught by our agency and sent to Jollet.
where be serted his term. He promised to re
form, but bs found the caros that wait upon a
life ot toil too severe for his intentions. Tho
Pennsylvania authorities convicted him twice
and he Is now In prison at Richmond, Va.
'Dago I rank 'served a long term In New York
for bank burglary. After Ills release he con
cluded that the American sphere was too lim
ited for a person of his extensive ambition.
He went abroad with Eddie Guerln. n
well-known Chicago cltlzon. He and
Ouerln were oonvloted of bank robbery
at Lyons. F raDC and were sent to orison for
ten years each. Dave Cummlnga was con
victed of jewelry robbery by the l'lnkertons.
served terms in Wisconsin and Kentucky.es.
capeJ from, the Utter prison, and went to
Ivngland. lie flourished there until he was
caught robbing u hotel, for which begot live
veara. hen bo returned to his native coun
try a few months ago. he brought back a fine
set nf burglars' tools. Inspector Byrnes
c tught him and he la now serving a five years'
sentence at Sing Hlng."
. "tluprose you had known tbat bag contained
diamonds r" asked one ot the party.
Mr. I'lnkerton looked reflective and eald
nothing. That night an Illinois Central watch
man discovered a man In a whlto plug bat
sweating over a pickax at tho foot of tldiodgo
court. He was recognized as one of the horse
men who had listened to the detective's story
on tho train. He had nothing In his pooket ex
orpt a bundle of green nnd yellow tickets,
which Indicated that he bad been engacod in
an unproDtahla struggle with fortune. " Water
ye doin' here t" demanded tbe watchman.
"Couldn't help it." said the man with the
white plug hat," the odds was so good," and he
went away dragging the plokax behind him.
IlAT.f A MILLION AKD A TITZK
The Ssod T.nck or m Bermaa Wis Has
Been Living Almost I.Ike m Tramp, ,
Yum the St LauU CUttJXmocrat.
. 8 iNTA.Cnrz,ral..Au&10.-A genuine romance
has just culmlnatod here. For three or four
months two Uermsns have been living hete
very much like tramps, with only a miserable
little shanty in Iilaokburu uuleh. Une had in
o ulred often at the Tost Utiles for a iotiertor
Wolfgang Uallestrom. At last tho " letter that
lie looked for" came on Friday. It was ad
dressed to Count Wolfgang liallestroiu. and
tbu delivery clerk was doubtful If It could ha
meant for tho shabby individual who applied.
Woligang said. In a unlet end goiultuianly tone,
with a slight Qurman accent:
" it is for me."
He took the letter and opened It In tbs proa,
snee of the Postmaster anda friend named Adl
ger. It proved to ba from tbe German Consul
at fan Francisco, announcing the death of
Wolfgang's father, near Berllu, Germany, and
the inheritance ot lbs evtoto and title by Wolf
gang, who is the eldest son. Ho look tho
news very tiuletly, and when tbe clerk said:
I suppose yon are very baopy nowV he
merely replied, with a shrug of bis shoulders.
'Oh, it is very .pleasant to have tho money,
but I am always happy,"
On Saturday a good-aired draft for current
expenses was recolvcd by the man who has
mora than onco naked tor food at the doors ot
bunts Cruz houses, and who bus beta sup
ported by the t.ermsns here. The present
L?.UP' "olfgunglialJenrom is a young man
of as, ot good height, weighs IV) pounds, and
when subjertiid to modem Improvements will
be a handsome ami arUlncratio looking fellow.
He speaks Herman and I'.nullsh fluently. Ills
attorney has had correspondence with Major
Uen. jJalleatiiini. admlti(tiator of the estate,
and haa recelvod a certified copyof tbe father's
wUI. which begueutbs tSM,i)0'j of property to
Wolfgang. It Is somewhat hampered by re
strlctlons, as the young man has been wild,
and it was feared he would t-utunder the
estate. De has a wlfo In the Fast from whom
he Is temporarily separated. Count Ilalles
trnm will soon go to (iermany. assume the
title, and taketthe estate of his late father.
Messages from tbs III lag Meet.
Fiem tt zaltt$ Jftyiin? .Vn
Den-wos. Aug. U.-J. M. Kagsdale Is !.
Denison agent of anonharn brewery. Hob.Pi
been seriously III several days and this morn
leg a messonger boy was sent to the telegraph
ofllco with a meac tu be forward. I to Mr.
Itussdule's sister at ibltesborv asking her tu I
come immediately as be did not expect to lire I
long. hlle awaiting its turn lor the wbe a
message i-arue from Whltesboro. directed tu
Mr. iiagsrtalo. stating that the lady was dylug ,
and thut If lie wished to gee his slater allvo lo
. CBiae on tho &t train. j
TBE OOLli JIVG'S I.VCKY SHOTS.
Aa rplsoaa of a X.ark at 8s fcy a Crew of
from (At Kantas Ctly Ttm'i.
I.ittix Ttorx, Aug. 1.1. When old Davie Cos
grove dlod in a little cabin not far from Little
jtock recently there ended an erentlut lite,
lie belonged to that strange pioneer element
that Is no moro: tnere may bo ft low lepre
entatives of his spirited, lndomltnblo class
left, but they are scaltored and dying thetu
mio no more of thorn in tho active walks of
life. When David Cogrov died, and lor manv
ysnrs before, he was an unltnuuriant old (.Imp
Mho risked, bunte.l. or located mining claims
down through tbe rough lead nod rlne rogions
ot northern Arkansas. In bis earlier dnys,
however, ho "was n member of several impor
tant vigilance organisations ot ;ne West, and
uo man was more familiar with tho grent
plains und mountains bororo the railroad
crossed to Sail Iranclsco. lie made sit trips
around tho Horn, n very unusual thing for one
liinn to do. and lu 183b he settled In riau 1 rail
Cisco and called that place his home.
Karlr In the spring of 18)7 Cosgiovewent
with a party ot Irlendswho had grown rich lu
gold mining for n tour down tho coast ot Cali
fornia. It was tho purpose of the party to pro.
eol leisurely southward and eventually to
take to sen nnd push around tioutn America to
ivow York. Cosgrove and his friends vvoie
young, nnd after two or three years or rough
ing It in the excitement oi tho mining cjiiip.
they determined to spond their money In the
jary sea launt. Plintra weio Ireouent in
Western waters just then, and evorv vo-sel.
however small, made soma provision tor re
sistance. They had no fooner got clear
of tho settlements than an ugly looking,
low lying vessel bom down on the
loungers one bright morning In April.
They laid by for tbe approach of tho stranger,
when, to the surprUe and alarm of thoo on
board tho little coastor, nntned tho Oold Hug,
u black ting was run up, followed almost im
mediately by a shot thut spun across the liug's
nose. Cogr..e was In charge of tho essol. ns
ho was an able seaman bcloro having become
a coastor In tho Callfoiula trado. He ordered
bis friends and --allor. to prepare what arms
there wero ou board for u sturdy resMaULo ot
the pirate. Nothing could have pleased the
crew ot the Gold Dug better. It was tuadn up
of strong-will d.courngcotiH young Auiorlcaus
from the Kait mostly, and men of Iron consti
tutions that were made doubly hard nv tn
knocks incident to a trip across tho plains or
around the Horn.
l.very cun or pistol on board the littlo craft,
every cutlass, atre. or jnckknlle. and nv-ry
tron pin oi bit of ntool from tho rigging that
could be usod as a weapon was hurried on
deck and the men stood ready. 'Iho heavier
tuns of thwvesol eor".lsted of several hold
Eleces, cnpablo ol earn lug a conslderabio ball,
ut these had not been u-od for some time and
little was expected of them. Loch of ths little
tellows was carolnlly loadod, however, nnd
with aniletyfor the fray i.ithor than wltn it
fear tor its outcomo. ( usgrovo nnd his Laud
stood In readiness tor tho as-.tult.
Presently uuother shot camo from tho sido
of tbe low lying vessel opposite them. It
struck tho water llftv test trout the Dug. and
bounded along 100 vaids luitboi. Then
another white puIT of smoke was Been, nnd a
muflled report followed, lieforo It could bo
heard, however, a ball hnd whizzed through
the rigging above Cosgrove's head. That de
termined the master of the little v essel
"It will just hurry the mattor up, boys" ho
said " and so 1 guess we'd better go at 'em.
AVe may do coed for our-o'.ves beclnnin' now."
Half a minute later one of tho littlo tuns on
the Gold Hug turned luiK around; n shot had
sped away from it in tho direction of tho pirate
vessel. Ths aim ot tho sturdy sailor was cood.
The small shot caught the strango crntt amid
ships, just abore the water lit)', and tho splint
ers that flow from hor side told that the light
was not to bo one-sided. The pirnto ran its
ting to the top nt the mast and bore directly
down. Hcrcecks wero lull of iconapparontly,
nnd sho was woll armed, while the little ship
that Cosgrovs manned w as not well eiulppod
" .Lay low. boys," was tho command, and tbe
men sank behind improvised bulwarks. .Shots
from the plrato began to como thick and fat.
One after another poured clown over the littlo
vessel, but they were all badly aimed. Uho
sirangor oontlnued to approach tho Hug, how
ever, and Cosgrovo and his mn saw (hat it
was time for the light to begin tn earnest.
Jim llrookbank. who afiorward died a con
vict in the Illinois tenltentlary at Chester, an
aged counterfeiter, was a younv fellow who
had run away from home In New York. I'nder
a raking ttre Urookbank righted ono of the
liug's small guns at tho black craft, 'the
plrato was not voO feet awai when tho first
shot was tired. The aim was good, and again
the freebooter received a ball In hor side, very
near tho place where the other shot struck.
Colvln. another sailor, then took charge or the
guns, and trained them as nearly as possible
in ths direction of the other shots. Tuo puffs of
smoke, and two moro Iron messengers aped
across tbe waters. Tho next moment Colvln
fell to tbe deck, mortally wounded.
The black eratt was seen to list pronounced
ly, and then Cosgrove shouted:
" bho is sinking. b-ys : don't let them board "
It was a close scratch, and more than one ot
Cosgtove's brave fallows was hurt in tho lie
gicg as tholluc was made ready to got out ot
the way of the pirate, which. In spite ot her
disabled condition, was boaring down ou the
little coaster, 'the Uold Hug was moving
slowly while tbe fight was In progress, how
ever, and as tbe stranger's movoments be
oame slower escape was easy.
But Cosgrove did not stop with the escape.
The moment all chance of a bnnd-to-hand en
oounler was over be laid to and waited for
results. Tbe crew on the pirate made for tue
boats. The master could be seen gesticulat
ing at his men. and a moment later ho whipped
ont a pistol and began firing at them. He
would not let them lowor the boats. Thev had
lived a life face to face with death, and now
they should not flinch when the monster had
come. Two ot the plrnte crow fell to the deck
dead, when tho otbors turned on their leader.
In a moment the Captain was run through ty
a sabre, leaving tho men without n hood,
Thoy rushed pell mell tn the one boat thnt had
been lowered some tumbling oter tho rail into
tho water In tbolr hnslo. There was but
boat room for fifteen of the pirates, and but
thirteen cot placos boforo tbe two yawls
pushed off. The largo ci aft was rapidly sink
ing, and from her black sides tho remaining
sailors were dropping off like rats strugglng
In tho water or swimming aimlo-sly about lu
the hope of succor Irom tbe littlo coastor.
In thirty minutes from tho tiring or tho first
shot tho pirate era!t careened, and. with a
bwlsb. went lo tho bottom. The boat, with the
thirteen sailois on board, was well clear of the
eddy and the men were polling eastward rap
idly. Cosgrovo started In. pursuit. Tbe at
tempted escape of the thirteen pirates was a
hopeless eudiavor. for u shot or two from the
Uold Bug brought them to terms. When the
Bug came up with the pirates thoy surrender,
ed. and one at a time tbe thirteen sullenly
climbed over the rail and weie Ironed, liter
lepoitod the Pirate vossol the Buck Chief,
commanded by Miguel l.orenro of Havana.
Among the thirteen prisoners was ham
Knovvlus. an American. He escaped, nnd be
came a pirate chief under the nntno of l.uror.
Ho was again captured in 18i!7 by a United
Htates man-of-war in the Quit of Mexico, and
was banged at New Urleans.
Cosgrove nnd his men conoluded to put had;
to Ban Francisco. The Uold itug put Into
San Diego harbor for supplies, but loarlul lest
the Spaniards there might attempt a rescue
Cosgrove withdrow and pushed on lo Kan
Francisco. Therotbo men wets tried, and all
were banged except Knowlee, is ho escaped on
a merchant trader.
Col. Hcstberone's Cadrrgrouad Rutin.
from the rMlnt'lstita Tin".
Co!. Bufns Hopthcrcne l a prominent ranch.
1 man ot Martin county, Texas. He vras re
cently the hetoot an adventure mulling the
extravaganzas ot Jules erne and ltncganl.
but whloh Is vouched for by several other
well-known, reliable gentlemen. Col. Hep.
tneroue. iu company with three others, was en
deavorlncto ford a small Btnamof tbe class
known ns lost rivers, as it loses Itself in the
eaith after a run ol h few miles This stream,
which Is known ns Pilgrim's Friend, is veiy
rapid, running downward with great speed,
nnd it Is nt all tlmos considered dangerous to
cross; but. beJnglu baste. Heptbeiojionud bis
pnity resolved to try it.
Heptherone led the way and had only pro
ceedod a few foot when his horse was caught
in iho current and Lor no away before die
others could lend any assistance. Hcpthurono
soon lost bis hold on the nnlmal and gave him
solf up for lost on approaching the sinkhole
through which tbe stieam loses ltolf. He
made an attempt to catqh nt the earth ns ho
went tinder, but. carried by tbo powerful suc
tion, vanished with the stieam. Ho became
unconscious at this point and knew no mur
until he found hlmelf in the hands of bigupIh
of negroes, who ware endeavorlug to restore
him to consciousness.
These stated that they had been Ashing In a
small lake knuwn as Johnson's pond, when
they saw tho body of a man rie suddonlyto
the surface of tho water, ana, putting outlu
their boat, tenoned the Colonel, whom It
proved to bo. though their emit was nearly
capsled by the volume nt water thnt soomsd
to burst at this point from the bottom of tho
pond. The spot whore the Pilgrim's Friend
loses itself U over three miles from tbe lake,
with which It has no visible connection, and
there can eoaroaly be a doubt of Col, Hepthe
rone having made this Incredible journey un
der gruunJ uud lu tho spaco of a few minutes,
A Uortl ilako on u Uitshftil Conple.
JVfaW the iKjrifo Fnqutter.
A pretty girl from out of town ha I been stay
ing Mr some time wltn a young lady friend In
Buffalo, and as the lime for her departure
dtevvnlgh n young man from nut ot tonu
turned up and volunteered to attend the young
girl on br hotpewird journey. 1 he hostess
put up a liberal lunch for the trarellcn an I
then tilted in all the oievlces with rice. Htio
nl-o put some In the voung msn scott pockets,
slid some Into the young iadr s paratol. and
likewise deposited some In tbe depths nf tlu
jonng mans uuiirl!n. i'nth hear led tho
iniiu without njilclm: these sustentive ad
dition. t their Ira) i.
I hornsult ((.notyit known, but ns the young
m.m I-slightly tiublul ami the young In li J
I knowu to oluih n -light proio miIi'Ii. the cou- i
seouenees when the. r!cn (ell nil over tbe car
I 90?, cau co ImuglctiL 1
j ntucmso ton as EAtiLDox.
Mary Cole'a Adventnrea TThteh Tlerog a
Place la the Peerage.
lYrm ti rrottdfnre JMirsa'.
A curious story of tho ways of lords nnd
ladles nt the end ot last century has been re
told this week lu our House ot Lords, sitting
as a Commltteo ot l'rlvllogos to determine the
rightful bolr to Iho Berkeley Earldom-pronounced
" Darkly." (Tho claimants were Lord
Fitzhardlngo. n descendant ot tho filth Karl of
Berkeley, aud Mr. ltandsl Mowbray Thomas
Berkeley, who is descended Irom the fourth.
Karl. Lord ritshardlngn bad an ancestor who
onco befoto tried to got the Larldom. and
failed because it was held that he was not the
descendant or legitimate progeny ot the fifth
i art. The story is most absorbing.
Mnrytolo was the daughter of a tradosman
ot (iloucester. and was u ladi's maid, nbout
1764, to one Mrs. Ponte In Kent, but a yeur or
two aftor ward was living in Loudon as Alias
Tudor, and as tho mistress of the tilth Larl of
Derkelov. !ihe must have been a pretty wo
man. It is now denied by Lord Fitibiirdlngo
that sle ever was Lord Boikeley'n uilstress.
bh cert ilnly became his nvoivod wife in 17tU.
nnd tho contention is that sho was secretly
married to him all along. Lveu if she was for
years only Hie mistress of tho l.orl ot Berke
ley, It la not alleged that sho whs u wanton
woman, who bad wickedly abandoned heiselt
to the seductions of tho Larl. un the contrary.
It is tepresonted that she was i no who sacrl
llced burrelf to save a sister, or in tho ballet
that tdio wus sav ing a sister. Perhaps she was
the victim ot a stiatagem.
The story or title Btratacem was told to ths
House of J.otda nt the former trial in 1311. and
came up lur fresh consideration at tho de
teimlnntlon of the present olalm. It was n
llev. John Chnpoau who told It, ami ho said It
was tint siory Mary Cole then known to tiltu
as .Miss Tudor told him horselt. He called on
Mls l'udor and found her discharging s-r-vnnt.
Mint was concorned about the girl's fu
ture and was endeavoring to porsuade her to
return to tho country. Sho told Mr. Lhnpeau
ho wnsalraldot tho girl falling into tempta
tion l! she remained nlono in Londonrwllli lit
tle or no munoy. uud Hho added that she had
once been lu the saino pllrbt herself. She at
ll "i sought refuge with n gentleinin friend
if hor mothers, who was kind enough to her,
but who for tomo reason thought tt hardly
proper tint he should allow this young and
pretty woman lo remain a permanent Inmate
of his hou-o. Ho gave her a handsome pres
ent nnd sent hor off. Mary took tbo money,
but did not go home. hu sought out a slater
whoo condition proved to be pitiable, lru
po'slble to stay there, she thought, nnd match
ed o:T to another sister. bunn. At iMer I su-t-an's
site paused with lor hand on the door
knocker, musuu was tho black sheep ot the
Inmily. Hor mother had to'd ht never to
snenL. to Susan, nnd hero she was ut out to dis
obey her mothers command. She left tbe
knocker nlono and "took a turu"to leflecl
upon the sli untb n. Tho thought ot returning
to tho misery ot Sister Ann's honsoboldvvus too
nvrtiil. With a sudden lmpulu she hied hor
J ugstn to that nbandouod knockoi and cavo
I with It a most emphatic knock.
Shu was ausweroJ by hur -Istor Susan her
self coming out in all her tlnory. full drcsed
for tho opera. The sisters embraced. The
generous, if erring, Susan lavished affection
on hor sister, tore up flue laces ut sixteen
shillings n vnrd to deck nut Mary for tho opera
also, and stratuhtwar introduced hur to all the
excitements of her owu life. Une evening,
however. Mary begged that there might be no
Buppor with company, not even Lord Berke
ley's, whom she had already mot at Kusaa's
tnnlo. Thoy wato to have an evening lo them
selves to inako merry over the tomlnlscences
of tholi childhood and youth, in the midst ot
their enjov ment n startllnglncidont haopenod.
The itor. Mr. Chapeau gave it In her awn words:
' In tho midst of our mirth a violent noleo
was heard In the passage, and In rushed two
ruillans. one selling my sister by the right
band and the other by tho left, trying to drag
her out ot the bouse. In order to cat ry her to a
sponging house, Tho men declared thoy
would not unit busan unless thoy received Hi.)
guineas. She fainted away: then when she
camo to berseltshe found Lord Berkeley stand
ing by hor sister busan. who was not there be
fore Miss Tudor fell upon ber knees aud de
sired my Lord Berkoley tu liberate her sister:
that sho had no money herself to do it. and If
ho w mild do it. he might do wliatev or be would
with her own person: he paid down loo guln
eu'. tho ruffians quilted their hold, and my
Lord carrlod off the lady."
" In the conclusion." Mr. Chapeau was asked
in lsil. "did her ladyship say anything r"
" ios: sho said '1 have been as much so d ns
anv lamb that cos to tbe shambles.' "
This story of Mary Colo Is the ono thnt tbe
House of Lords to-day. like the House ot Lords
in tail, accepts ns tho true stoiy of Mary Cole's,
alias Miss Tudor's. early relationship with
Lord Berke oy. Tho Lords do not believe that
Lord llorkeloy married her before 17!t!. 'lhe
children wero not registered as legitimate un
til 17'Jb. nltor tho public marriage. Most con
clusive of all, the Prst sou born alter the mar
riage of not! was registered as Lord or rather
Viscount Dursley, the title ot tho oldest legiti
mate son of the Larl. This was a damaging
admission, atal to tbe claim of previous chil
dren to be legitimate. 1 1 seems odd that with
such a strong ease against him aa this Lord
Fityhardlnge should have dreamed of roopen
lrjg the case and bringing to light the singular
story of his ancestry.
It appears, however, thnt there had been dis
covered in tno parish regltors a later entry In
these words: " This child wus erroneously do
s.ullod ns Lord Dursley, he being my fifth son
born In lawiul wndlock Berkeley, April Hi,
lull," .Moro than that, there were other en
tiles showing the previous marriage. These
bad been pasted upwlth a view to concealment
at the time Lord Berkley did not wsd( it
known that he had mnrrled Mnrv Cole. The
Commltteo of Privileges would not believe In
the genuineness of these entries, or tbat the
now evidence in support of them was of any
couseciuonce. Thoy did not see why any sec
ond luarrluso was necessary il all that had to
be done was to expose tho concoalod ontry lu
tho register of tho llr.t marriage. They did
not see tho motive for concealing tbe mar
riage at all. It there had been one. seeing that
Lor! Berkeley wa willing enough to own bis
wlfo aftei he did marry ber. Lord liramwpll.
one of the tnombersof tbo Committee of Privi
leges, very tonderly says "that the poor lady
Was a victim cannot be doubtod. There Is no
Improbability In that. She Is not theilrstglrl
whom wealth has commanded. 1 doubt not
fom the evidence she gave, and from other
matters, shn was not only beautiful but other
wise attractive. I doubt not tno Karl loved her.
aud she persuaded him to marry her. When
that marrinso took place they did not contem
plate setting up an onrller marriage. Had they
done so they would uot have christened the
first arter-born child. Viscount Dursley. In
time they began to leel thnt it was hard on tbe
eldost sou that ho should be set aside In favor
of another brother, and thoy devised the
scheme of a marriage In 17S3 to prevent
It. not intending to wrong any one but one of
tbsir own children lu lavor of nnother. Of
cjurse I cannot justify tbem. butonlyendesvor
to show how they might persuade thenibelves
to do what tbey did." .
The Commltteo of Privileges was unanimous.
All the descendants of Lord Berkeley, born
nltor the m irrlage in lTifi (and the provloua
mirrmge being denledl. the Illegitimate issue
fiom which Lord Fitzbardlnge springs cannot
fiucceol. aril tho peerage goes to tbe descend
ant of the fourth earl.
A Flahotman'K Pcrsdexltr.
rrtm the flrtntt Free Preii.
Ho sat in the hotel office all by himself, ap
parently in the brownest klt.d of a brow n study,
nnd lie did not rosuend for several moments
alter n friend bad taken a.ehalr br his side and
Blunted blm on the leg. When he did speak,
" Lv er happen to go along the river where ths
Wholesale fish dealers are i"
"Uh, yes. lots of times,' answered the other
"Vou'te reen thoso fUhcnie there? Hold a
ten npieco. don't they ? '
' Moio'u that, somo o! 'om.
"How many or thone cats do you suppose
come iato Dotrolt evei y day full or,flh j"
"Uh, there's probably fifty. 1 don't know
"1 hat's iv hundred thousand pounds ot fish."
' Vliew! Toledo has 'om the simo way. eh '"
"Yes, and Cleve'and and Buffalo uud Li Is
and bniidusky-Saudusky has moia'n nil the
lest-aud Mllwnukee gets'oiu and Chicago.
Why. good gracious, thoy cotne into every town
on the lakes.
" Millions nnd millions and millions of pounds
of fish. Ail kinds of fish, too, 1 a'pose."
"Yes. all kinds." . . .
Does suetn as if the water must fairly
swr.rra with 'em doisn'ilt?"
"Then bow is It"-the thoughtful man
straightened up and shllted lound rousto
look thenthorraau souare In tho lace-" Ho v
is It that I go out llshlng. sit ull day from tne
first stienk o' dawn till the ovonlng shadows
fall, nnd catch just uro tliroe-pouiul buss?
let., and by iliundcr, get (.alio 1 a liar when I
tell of tliitl How Is It. I ny .'"
Ho continued to glai e at the other man fot a
moment, but rend ting no answoi, he lit a ci
gar and ielapod into a brown study.
fine Old Medlrlu Wmtctl.
Tivoi tie rhlldJt'l'hU U'tltd
Ono of the workmen engaged in tearing
down the bulldlugs for the uew Heading Tor
inlnal found a peculiar looking whiskey disk
the other day. The llask, which was very
unclont. was roado ot B-ilid sliver, and when
cleaned did not appear to be any the worse for
its lonz burial beneath the gtound. Ou one
side of the iinik was an engi aring of tbe orig
inal Independence Hall, and on tbe otner was
engraved in old l.ngllsh letter;
: re witlikv flute i
JOSIAII ViI.NHMOKfiT. :
The flask was full of atblok oljy mbstance
when found, nnd tho Under, not knowing what
it wa, ponied It mil, I mm the few droit, ro
inaiulnguuexiert pronounce! tho fluid whis
ker, and iicclaied that every drop of It would
bavo Lonn wiriiiagold dolhr to the owner
had l.e known Its vuluo.
New York On! rat Kpeclal Tours,
Qbf ? rates. ia4tcr4icfl;ilit(aisjtdtt-4g:
omo Kenson Why Complete Hkeletone
are Mot Found Nonndays.
im the Pcjif..jjirri
. ft;.pi7ri reporter had an Interesting
talk with Piof. Warn on the subject of the mas
todon remains just discovered ut Oakfleld. "A
man camo to me yesterday.-' said he and
Bhowod me n rib which he snld ho had dug.up.
It was certainly n mastodon rib. Ho said he
Was going tn dig for the rest of it. but I doubt
ir he finds very much mora. You can oaslly bcs
how this might bo. Suppo'O nn ox gots stuck
In the mud and dies, wolves tear the Mesh and
gnaw the bones: perhaps a skunk will oniry
pome or tho smaller ones Into his hole. Bonos
decompose. It there is a Hood they become
Bcattcred. Po. jon see, before tlmo has dug a
grave In which tho remains of our imaginary
ox may rest undisturbed tor ngos chance has
scattered them far nnd wide.
"Suit Is with tho fussll romalnsof tho mne
todon and mammoth, nnd Iho man who finds
one bono of the animal and dlira for the rest Is
very apt to be disappointed. There Is hardly
a county in the Lnltod Matos. west of .New
Lnglnnd, where remains of mastodons have
not beon found nt ono ittuo or nnothor. Tho
country was full ot them. I bl!ore that n
matodou tooth wsh found In this citv somo
twenty icnta into and several bones vteie
found noni the Hrigh.li u look. Tho tnniumnth
born nbout Iho samo iclntlon tn ths mastodon
t lint the Indian olouhnnt dues to tho African.
Mastodons were more numoroiis In tltla couu
tir anil mammoths in 1 uropo and Asln. Tons
of mastodons' Ivory nre touinl in ths Nonh
and sent tu hugland, where they nre turned
intobllliaril balls aud othor articles ot Ivory In
which pure color Is ot no Importunes, as the
ivory Is usually stitlnod by time, taough othoi
"1 have here" continued Prof. Ward, "tho
skull nml upper jnw of a Imbv nm.sto.lon
which, nsrou seo, is very perfect. The teeth
aie milk teoth, and you can tee one ot the sec
ond teeth eiubeddid In the upper jaw. Tno
teeth formed at tho rear and wore pushed tor
ward. 1 say a baby mastodon, and so it wna:
but it was as largo as the largest ox to be
seen nt a county fulr. Under the upper layer
ot skull .you seo thl' sort of honeicomu ot
bono, tun know enough of anatomy to re
member that the liuiuan skull Is composed of
nn upror and under laser ol bind bone, with
roller bone between. Tito human bond does
not ro'tulro to be large to bo in proportion
to tbe body, und a caput just huge enough
to hold tho brain is nil tha'. is rciulril.
An elephant, mnsto'lon. or limnmolh
ios not rounlio a laige brain, but thoy all
neod a inn Ive head, lietevou have tbe Hi
rer and under larer. a in the human skull,
but Ihn porous bono between Is inauutllod
enormoulv. Itlsuciilv n tint In t!,lenos
in some nf tho larger st eclmens. l remember
who'i 1 was on the co.nt ol Africa i-eelng w hat
I nippnso I to bo nit enormous honiopi' nest.
1 he natives told mo It na the head of an olo
Phant which they hnd killid lines or lour
years provloudv. The u; per Inyorof thosUuli
hail I eoti shcl'ed off, Inav ing the middle honey
comb of bone opuso(l to vlow. It was sumo
time before 1 could hrlngmysoir to believe thut
itwas I tally an elephant's -Willi."
Prof. Ward ehon-ed Ins visitor h's collection
ot mammoth and tnastodo'i bo'ie. He bus
nearly enough ol dlheront sires tn reconstruct
nn entire nnimnl. but. of course, the variation
lu ire would prevent this It Is much more
sntlsiactory In the results obtained to t-ko
thesospelmeus for models and leconstruct a
skeleton from wood. " I supnr.se." said tint re
porter after n prolonged Inspection of thesa
many cnrlosltiee. " 1 suppoo that human ores
nover siw thesa wnndetlul uulinals which
roamed oter the coutrry lu such vast num
bers so iongajo "
".ou nie mistaken." said Prof. Ward.
though your mistako has been tbat or the
world ot science until recently. Hones of the
mastodon havo non found split open In bucIi a
way that the object nt breaking them was ovl
lent. It was to obtain the marrow within.
But moro, tlm stone ho ul of a hatchet wltn
which tho work wn done lias be-n tound near
br. vv. there are no Hniiuuls which uso
stone hatchet- to bica': up bones. That
hatchet head was once the implement nf somo
primeval warrior. A shoulder blade ot the
mastodon, a bono enmpaintlvoly thin, has
been found pierced, as If by n spenr. nd tho
srear bead has been to ind with it. Tho spear
wnsovidently thrust in and drawn irom the
body of the animal, aud when It was with
drawn Its head was piobably torn off M in
kors don't carry sroais. But though these
evidences nre convinc.ns enough, they are not
the best proof v,o Invo that man exlsied in
tho days of tho mammoth nnd the miotodon
and has survived thorn bom. Antiquarians
who bnvo spent so much time in an endeavor
to discover tho moaning of tho mounds
erected by the mound builders havo made
one thing certain. Many of thoso mounds wore
constructed in the shape of animals and birds.
Theie on tho wall hang a number of fac
similes of these mounds. They were pre
pared by a member of tho Milwaukee Histori
cal Socletr. Thore is ono which evidently
represents a hawk or some similar bird nt
prey with outstretched wings, nnd thore Is
another which ovldently portrays somo sciulr-rcl-IUo
animal with a remarkably long tail,
aud hero you have as perfect a representa
tion of an elophantliko animal as could bs
well contrived. .uw. had tho mound-builders
been lvarnod lu comparative anatomy ns we
are ami hal they reconstructed a mastodon
as we have, they could never havo understood
the meaning ol the cavity In tho skull which
Indicates to us that the animal hal a trun.
We could never have do ki that had we not
seen an elephant. So, the mound builders
saw themnsiodons bo'oro thoy liccomeextlnet.
They bunted, nnd, perhats. were prn.'tically
in-.uument.-U In their exteiiuinatlon.
"'I here is a mound in Ohio half a mllolong."
continued Prof. Wnrl, "which is n perfect
reprosentatlon of n serpent, head and nil.
The mound aud a portion of the surrounding
country hnve beon purchncd by Mrs. Homing,
way of Boston, and been laid out ns a publio
park. In that box I'm sorrv It hasn't boen
oponed et or I would show It to yon Is n
model from which wo uro to constmct a raised
map ol tha mound and the country surround
ing It. This map will be verv elaborate and
vv ill be exhlbltod nt tho World's Fair In Chica
go next year.
A 1V.OISWA T.AKK UIHE.
Dry I.und Where K(rtuliou( Ban nud Al
llgutors hvvlalied Tlielr Tulln,
fion M- Atlanta fonxtltn'lnn.
Gust.'MM.i-. l'la,, Aug, 15. A very curiors
spectacle was to be scon on tho outskirts of
liainosvlllo last week. Alachua Lake, u sheet
of water fiom ten to fllteen miles in length,
andiovoringsomo -to u'ju acres or land. I no
more. On Its bHnks vvr lylug thousands of
(load fish: dead alligators I'.cn'ed ghastly
In pcols of blm k water, and tbo atmosphere
was heavy with noxious gases. Men ami bovs
werothero In throngs, crowding nronnd tuo
pools left by th receding waters, nnd wltn
hoes and rakes dragging to shoso hui dreds uf
fish which had sought their depthB for refuge.
Iha wators vrcte fairly alive with their strug
gles for existence.
Lxcept for a small stioam known ns Payne's
Cteek, flowing lioiu Now. inn's lako into tbo
bink, the two main basins of the Mnk. ami a
few stagnant pools, no wntor is now to bo sron
whro afewvinrs ago steunu'it wero ploughing
their way. ihlsl-ihefeo ml time sinco Ihf
thut a sluillnr occurrence has taken place. At
that lime, tho eaillesti ear lu which tboro Is
any record of thut poi tor tho country, tha bod
of the lako was a laigojirniile, Payne's Pra rlo.
having in it it body of water cilled the Mnk
nnd a small creek. In I Mil heavy r.ilns filled
up the prairie, but the water disappeared after
a short time, and the prairie was again dry
land. In IMiJI. aftor n series of heavy raln.
tho Sink overllone.l. and tho cicek swellod to
the dimensions ot it like. During suver.il
years the waters Ir.creuted till nlorcei lake
wsj formed, and for fully llfteeii years i
nullleieni depth ot vvstoi stood over the
prairie to allow of small steamers
During lhe lust two years, however, tne
waters havo been gradually lowering, ami
itbont thioe weeks ago thoy commenced goirg
down with siuprisii.c inpiditr, the lako falling
nbout eight lost in tun dais, until now notii- I
big Is loft ol Alachua lake but tho uiemorv of I
It, 'lhe Ulnk Is oonsldored Iho cans.-ot tills I
ehango, 'liicrols ovldmtlv an underground '
passngeconuoctod with it mid for some ron- I
sou not titiueretood Ibis underground pii'snge I
has been acilujas u drain until nil tho wulur i
In ths lako has been dtnwn o.r.
tT i;il yimi u J.'irs-rnim.
Here In Iho early nart nf tho rontury Indians
used to carati yeaiy and foust on tho nmnges,
prlnc.nallv tha bitter s root nnd rour. Jar.'a
iiuan llies of which grow on ihu lunlenboie
beSnk. 'J he julcoof the sour orango vvns
largely used in lover aud malarial troubles,
ami the red men brought the sick loiw dls
tenc.es that its honlliig vlitues might In fioelv
irled. '1 hero is a legend of two wirrtirswho.
disputing over a dusity nialdon of tho tilbe,
Blrui'Kleil lloieoly In a hnud to hand cumbnt on
the edgo ol the fclul: nml i.nally fell In, on y to
bo drawn down by the tiencbcrotp, vviitcis
Into the suek-ho'o, from wheppe thoy Coined
through the -ubtorrinaan channels, nd intc r.
w",'Ku;lL"r?h'l.V.,'V,'rH '""!". wcra lutiud In the
waters of tho St. Jul. in.
-Npirihocentri of II. e Kink nses a moss of
. 1) '. PrniV llineblone. Iionevi omhe l with
lUsutee, nml in Its nilddbt puni n a lio'o in
Jieiti."-l!ii,iw,"ul'1 fitllna uprlcht. .Sotapni
tlcle of soil Ik upon or mound it. end let vlrn-s
and ferns llourl.b. nml at lis teak it ftnnfod
haekborry utn thiovvs out a sparse follaro.
tests ago Pint, Agassi, visiting iho spot with '
a local scientist, remarked: " In that ,'. el. yd l
seo the foundation on whloh Florida tests: as i
tho action ot tko water woars one II. sine
ihronghinto another i.ew uinlorroiind cfan
liela ar formed Btreans aro diverted Irom i
itlS'Iif ?urM' .ml ,'H'WB-s of esrth fail In, hoiica
tho sinks, mysterious livers, Ac."
MatlavrnroUcuc'm arrat Ileur Hpiyer.
firnt Mr tliiQitr la I'y.V'
Allck MeLaln. the noted bear hunter ot Mm
m wrl,",'lk?a4:' ,w,n.1' J" Bangor ThiiiHlnr. Mi.
MoLalnhaa killed up lo dato lill I ours, 'ho
lat jour of which wore killed la-t spring.
Among his feats Is iho act of leading a full
Blown I enr out of tho wuods, with the assist
uncjotniioihermnii. Mr. Mcl.uln rnught the
an maun a trap, and tho two men run a strong
?01? "Uitlor 'he.juwa. In which was jlrm y
fastened one of tho lru ward pavva of the tear,
hncn liuntrr shouldered an en I of lhe pole,
thus compelling the bear to walk etect, una in
that way took him out of (ho woods.
ri'.D HER CLOTlltXQ TO TUB BEAR.
IIovv a Keatncky Belioolaiarm Have ller.
eirnad a Child.
rron Me rilMfitirjn ntipatth,
AJtF.r,trt, Ivy.. Aug. IO.-MIbs Cftlllo McGso
of this olnco had nu oxperlcnce a fow days Ago
that sho will not forgot, nnd in which sho
showed rarn courage nnd prosonco of mind In
Iho faco of tbo greatest dangor. Ameilcv is n
small humlet situated in Loo routiiy. in tuo
wilils ot eastern Kentucky, nnd con-isis of two
dwelllug houses, n counin stmo. nnd a lost
tilllce. For tho pat mouth Ml-s I'nliia has
been teaching a hool In tho "Bear Creek ' tils
trlct. nlili'li lloson tho wators of Bear Crook.
Ingoing to nud returning from school, eecn
weeksheisobllgod to pass over Hear Wallow
Mountain -so railed br tho early settlers on
account of tho great nitmbor uf bears thnt for
morly made tt it resting plncj In tbolr
migrations from the Chimney Mountains
to tho Cumberland, lor several years tuiat,
howover, no baits havo been seen, and tho in
habitants have long cen'pd to npproliond ny
dangor from the-c animnK i att baturdny
ltss.Cnlllostartod for her home for the par
pose of passing the Mibbith with her mollier.
Hhn was accompanied by her littlo niece, who
is only threj years old. The road l.etveeti
Bear Creot Vailoy and America In lonely, even
for nmountnln toad, and from tho base of the
mountain on tho one side to the foot oi tho
oihor. adlsiahco ol three hiIIob. there are no
slgua tt human habitation. While slowly
climbing tbo mountain, nn the further side
from this place, the child tramilcd upon a
sharp thorn, and screamed In nuoay. ,. ,
While Mls Collie was trying to, pacify her
she was suddenly startled br n rustling of the
butties nt ono side of the road, nnd upon loon
lug around discovered a Inrga liluck bear step
ping nlonlr and csutlously m.o tho road nbout
torty yards In her rear.
lorn moment Mi-s McOee stood garlngat
tho bear, too terrlllo I to soek safety Then,
catching up the child In her i.rmx, sho red
rapidly up the steep inounliln sido Ca-tlnc
a terrilled glance backward over hor shoulder,
she was appalled to seo tho bear btesk Into it
lumbering gallop and start In pur-cult. 'J ba
child, fr.chtonod nt tho unusual ncllons of her
mint, was screaming nt the top of tts voico.
and the bear apparent y redoubled hi; elloris
tu catch them Panting nnd gasping for
bieath. sho nt length reached tho top
of the mountain almost ehauted. and
upon looking back discovered the bear stl I In
pursuit nnd rapidly do rowing the distance
between them, being now scarcely twenty
yards behind her. Occasionally the bear gavo
an angry snort, ns It onragod at belpc balked
of his Intended prey, ills heavy, labored
breathing wna now distinctly audible to her
ear. and sho realiod that hor stren.tn was
falling and that It was Impossible fur hor to
tontiuuo her Pieseut pace much longer. Ll.isp
iig tbe child still mote closely to hor bosom,
she mjds one mors desperate effort to outfoot
her nursuor. While continuing her Might tho
child's hit. with its gay ribbons and nnwers.
be'amn accidentally disarranged nnd fell lo
tho ground After tunning one hundred yards
or tnoro .Miss Metieo vonturod to look back
onco iiioio, and her relief innr be imagined
when she saw the bear biting aud tearing ut
the hat lying ou tbe road.
Miss Metieo says thnt nt sight of this she
lntantly rccover-d presence of mlud, and
cooly began to calculate on hor chances lur
escape and her best method of procedure.
Sue knew thnt the nearest house In which she
could seek ssfety was nearly two and a naif
miles distant, and the chances of meeting any
one nble to assist ber ou that lonely mountain
road were very row. She knew thntsheciuld
not keep up her present rats of sposd mueli
longer, so aba moderated her gait, although
she itill made good time,
bhe had gained, perh.ip. two hundred yards
on the boar. when, upon looking around, sho
discovered him again starting in ptirMtit. hav
ing succeeds I In demolishing the hat. She
now raoldly proceeded todlvesttho child of its
sacijue, and threw It down In the road. Upon
reaching the pot In tho road whore tbe gar
ment was lying the boar again stopped and
procoedeJ to destroy It before continuing his
pursuit. Miss Mcuee made good use of the
time lost by the hour, and when hn ngiln
stnrted In pursuit she was n goo I distance
aliond. As he again noaird hor she threw tun
child's dress down Into tho toad, and
again the attention of the bear was
attracted and a few precious moments
gained. She continued this method.
Coolly waiting each time until the bear had
nearly overtaken ber. then dropping gome
article of wearing apparel Into the road, until
tho child was entirety divested of clothing,
then sho begun upon herself. She was already
wltbln less than a mile ot u dwelling, nud be
gan to feel conlldent uf hor ability to delay the
animal until she reached it.
Her gloves wero first sacrificed, and gained
a fow moments' respite from pursuit. Her
hat went next, then basuue. nnd last of all her
dress skirt. Tha latter succeeded in holding
the attention of tha bear until she reached the
house of Mr. John Miller, and was once mure
In afety. although almost destltude of clothing.
The bear, attracted by the suuenllng of some
pigs In a pen near the road, mado no effort to
effoet an entrance Into ths bou-e. but left the
road and nontto ths pen lor tho purpose of
procuring a pork dinner. Mr. Miller was not
al home, and tbo heir's chances for securing a
young porker seemed to bo grod. whon Miss
Mcuee took down a Winchestorthnt was above
the door, nnd, d-snite tbe entreaties of Mrs.
Millar, the plucky teachor proceeded to the pen.
As the bear saw her approaching ho reared
upon bis hind legs and stood ready for Hi
tight, Mls Callle quickly brought her rille
Into position nnd fired, the hall parsing
through the animal's heart, and hn fell dead.
He proved to be a " whopper." and tlppod tho
beam at '237).' pounds.
Miss Mcliee i nnturnlly somewhat proud of
herachlevement, and all bore in the mountains
are proud of her. and are talking of presenting
her with a rifle ns a slight token of apprecia
tion of the coolness and courage sho dlsplaved
under circumstances which were sufficient to
shake tbe nerves ot the boldest. of men.
aiiEAsixa tiik (inoirr.Kit.
A Trlelc by "Which It Oprratnre Got Good
Measure fur n While.
fnoi the rhilaitrliihta Heard,
Tha "growler rushers" all over Fhiladel.
phla. nnd notably in the vicinity of Lombard
and South t-tronts, by an Ingenious scheme
havo succeeded In outwitting the wily saloon
keepor') for a eo.iplo of weeks past About two
weeks ago tho saloon keepers uotlced a won
derful and new characteristic concerning the
beor they had on draught. One night about
tha: time a stalwart negio. black as a coal,
came Into a saloon with a pitcher nearly big
enough 10 hold a Weg of beer and called lor
'ten cents' wiitf."
Tho barkeoporeyod the pitcher tor n mo
mont. nud than proceeded to draw tho beer.
To his surprlso the boor would not foam in the
Ihely m.vniier which heretofore bad boon its
principal characteristic. .So amount ot ahitk
ing and sloshing around would mako tho am-br-colo-ed
beverage assume a frothy appear
ance, and before tho bnrkeot or could realize it
tho pitcher was brimming full. Tho negro re
marked In an off-hand manner:
" Uat beer done looks doad nn' flat, but I
lalk ilut klhe mnlntslf."
With that tho baikcoper handed him tha
pltchoi, nnd the c. Inning darky walkod out
of tho loom. Ho wob mut just aiouml tho cor
ner by half a doen other dusky oltizens. all
carrying pitchers, and at once divide up.
It was noticed that tho beer Immediately
came to life when it wus poured nut uf the
big pitcher, and the colored rascals Inughod
immoderately. as the creamy foam ran down
the sides ol tno vessels they were cunylng.
Directly alter this another customer walked
Into the same saloon, and tho beer wus found
to draw all right.
Here was a mystery Indeed, and it look two
long weeks to solve it, Tho anln.in keepers in
tho vicinity always noticed that tho leer would
not loam vvl.en putliitopitchorsc.'.rrled by cer
tain colored Individual-!, As a result these
mme persons got ni out fl'tv cents' worth of
boei and p ild only to.i cents for it.
As invcstu.vlon was started, ns the saloon
koepore knjwtliat o no triok was being played
upon them No oiutlon vras airlvod nt. Iiow
ovui, until 1 r! lay, when a e lorod man under
tho liidtwiicAO' liquor tu!d how tho echemo
hid been vvoil.ed.
It B0(ni"d liiat !li plan conslsle 1 In simply
greasing ihe Insidoor tin "growler" with hut
li r oi a pieco of fat moat. v hon this is done
no iiuiount ot gns or agitation will put tho
irnor head u beer. Tim discoverer nf it,
t.iipoliin h harvest by soiling tbe -oorot of
It tooti.er ' gr iv.iorvvnrkei," and. us a result,
lhe saloon keeper-) have beon .lotiiolrcd.
riug" o the t'ourrilrrnr.
It mii f,e Tnrt tr.'r' cat'it
,i thi days go b,- even Iho memory nf no-ed
pvontH grows dim, nud lu tho nignt of oars
less than hair n contiirylv time ntiillclo'it tn
renlar I'Mremelr uncertain a knnwledgn of
things that wer i deemed of minor Importance.
'J lint this Is truo - domonatrateil by the in
al llltv ol i tallymen, oven Coiili-derat'iuoldioi.
to ilus'iilo accuruto tho Hue under which
A fueiid of tho rVnie'v, Imviru.' seen r. pub
1 If Ho t statement to ijin oilcct Mint thorn wus
tinei-ri.-.iiitr ns to iho nng i n-i kindly sent,
vvlth acupyof an nutograph letter of .In o i-oii
liiiv'J, two Molds of tie Hags. Tim nim
ndopted be tha C.ufe.ior.itn (ougto-h
a the national flag. Murca ,'., im;i.
I III a !!ijiiiiro llolil or bliia ouondlng
ihioiuh the in jor ro I strlPu .mil tn whim
still c, m tins tl Tm was n e'nlo of whlto
Mars a. .nail) js tho Stales of tl, I'onfcder
nry Jh ihlid ibiittouii strlno vvss of ted.
nml r.ni tho mil length of the Hag. Tim mi del
seiilbyMi t Davis and m-.d by hie wife dif-lr-
froiij ihl In that there are. thlrtoou stars,
mriallv distributed ovur the blue Held instead
ot forming aeir'-le,
lliosoei.tid isvvnat Is known s tho "Cnn-
lj,cr,V?. SlinrTr'!"iM "R,t'V n,,c " It i ' Plain
J,,. J f- wl '' IJV,?, nrlptH extending irom
cninor in corner Tho.o crii'n ench nthor In
t l.eionira, ouo wlthicveu and tlm other with
Mr. Davis's letter ton U an follovrs'
..t'nf. i1ni!.iin ,,.,IB.rl?llt was tho one first
a op ed by the totifilerny. It was subss
riuentli . cbangod loav ing our tho bars, and the
union hecaiue. its I remember. Ilka the battle
nag which you llud on lhe lelt. llosnectfully
and truly innr. Jmcsfeoa Davis."
THEY HAE KEPJJHEIR PROMISE,
What Mr. Ald 0. Mowbray Says ol Doclort
McCoy and Wildman.
A iVomfiieii Mr-n trhn Art(f lltty Andl jj,
HeiiM M kei ,rt A'eir Xtttn nf lllm nnd flJ
,-Ie IFnia Oienl Sufferer frritu lettarti
nurt rif' Anp;l; J)h 1 uu Aoliifj; M
With Air t,rotiihlHyte. '
Mr. Alfrfit (l. .'ewlitar l (ha upnntmltnt vn. I
Ali'tii I lo'ir Mill . Trrloitn kt Vnrk. iirnn I
ownet by c'eiu imniermsn A c o Iihm oP(.Ii
ware'iouf'H ara r 4 a s.i;, bJ son nt .' in nr,c ,'
litis cltr Mr. "wfcmr Uvea at Turrjliwn it. i I
railva nf F.imln. Hscauis tn Amrrlca in Im. ..J
Kttltl ilrst In tne anil a tericaril nioitil lo ,ii,-,L!
In. ubiii In lie'tlit tne Stockton I'lourln.- V i W)r';
as His i,riirnlle mm lull t lu ilia Pmie-t sti'e ti.
nml me aftrd arsirnvrd by ttre Mr. Mn.it,;
wmmbfrofiin vvinniia Boaril of Tra! ?t ;:
conmn t"r vr i i he it ll kimsn In ih. r,,,
triilt alloxr tlK-ouiitrr. hi a lrt Msoa tn
miu ol high tauiui:
In an Intf rrtw wu Mr. Mnwbry Mi" the'dtTli
Mtil. tin iii- 4ih ntitt Itircli I ctli.1 nu l.r.rtnn
Mrt'nr ant K !iimi an1 JtitCil tfini if ! tr torn
pr iin)a tu rure or rtiee m nf (Atarrli unli'irito
iirrl. will intito tiw mQ ot nn. i tm
tttu I en nil n'lirif t hrt.Miif throusli elir.ir n tni
nn 1 it r n Imoli tiniMltiie tor me to ippi) t:- hmrt
wlttt Air h breitlurf throue'i tn nnne 1 roulj i ut
iMta 'i.'iil r mlt ) thmr sieiitfpn imm ria nr
t fttciiUv elofd ait prevntc I n i iiriitrtitt
Ini Dotor MerAvnul Wi ilman rerun l m tj,,
tBmnrA, Aiiil trea'el la n k llftiti nl mt fit r tfct
tiii l ea'i uyt'it t lung fr.v ihrmn i urmi
trtL n4 i hv utmo fotntten that but four ra"ntm
lie- I cm J not hrvt thr mth uiv titse r etp it
nlehL T i Joetnr U.ft -ittn nil titer rirrtnl
Dr Vrf or ani WIIiimm fi'rnl'h all inflte n- fr,
an 1 tfctlr chanctn forirtntuiful are o Jo iui lltj
arc wltbln Hie reach f aC
DOCTORS MgWY AHO WILK.A'I,
3 F.atMtll Mret. iar (trand Central Prpot ml
Brnaawav, cerner Is tt ttreer. ,N.w vrk nd tv;
tlontaff las'.raot. Hroolyn. llr all cura-ile ci flaa
treat. , wuti ucee t vnu live itt a antnre wr, e
fur a fylu.-vtnm ntaak. Aitrtreva all mall lo ', tt'fii
Hreet Ufll'e honrt -etn 1 1 A It , 2 tu 1 1' M, 7 10 r,
II. rtallr. huntaia. OltU.V .VI.
his nauKEs xzrr.it kaoic.v 10 in
An IHHerMte aintlemellpiil Wanittt fram a
Ilaek fount tu Old Mlesourl.
Vow the rangti C,tv Tttnel
Altbouch tho pubic has benrd Fomethlni; ot
"ltubo" rial I. tbe matliometlcnl prodiuy c.f
Hazel III1I. what hm beon said ni.d written of
him hnsEonsrnllr (Hen cnos-ed nt. Hot the
matticniatlcal wondir of the world, aa rciardj
i-nlculatione. " mils" lh nt llllturntM ns neav
arte, and can lustanty eolve any iiintlieinmlcal
luobleui. lie v.ouldnot iouocuI'o bin name If
it were placed beloiehim intypn thto- eet
hizli. nor can he tdl a fleure eercti irom a
cipher, yet he can ell how ninny uralns of
wheat piled upon end otlier would rt-acli the
aun if you save hmthe dle'ance froiutlie
eaith to the sun. Kieua problom liocom-l lers
unite simple, nnd wi utiuounca tbe nnsvrr
bytriotliue you bavi concluded th. 'iiiestlmi.
"Itubo'' is not ccdly encaged in concersa
tlon. and there is nota iiersnn in tn world to
whom he would conllle file to r.us. No nuue
tn his mother than to you. He be levos that
all munklnd la In loaruo tn take from him Ids
Cdt, or. as hi puts lt.hu "myaten." He re
Kurds eveiy man in lie samo way. nnd that
ungovernable tear wll no doubt kocp film nut
ot s ht of tbe pubic, ae it has lor t tie liiat
twenty yenre. Thoimj He is mercenari lo a
deereo lu his deollixs. bo dm-s u u toem to
possess any apeidal dealre lor rlcln-s but
rather evluces the doslo to see " fools." as lie
calls the tinman lauily, put to focio exiu-nsi
on Ills account. It mates him feel blc lo hm
men hlie blm to bo interviewed, and nt ho n ill
not make a public oxllbltion ot lilmseit, an
other evidence of his umsunl ronipo-ltlou.
He cannnt tell how lo maniuulutee llei.res
and oomputes numeras uh with it tlioin:.
aud ihla inability to expuin bothers hmlrmt
of all who are aware nt tie fact. Hh says deli
aware if he could write m arithmetic withhlv
system of calculation a Pasis ha ' could
mnke more money timu n railroads," but tie
can't do it and doesn't ran unvth.na about it.
He is sntlslied with his lo. a-d has uront p sni
fur the future. It U lit poller that ho came
into this world to herald to men that borond
tlioir vision of the science of numbers lies tha
key to all tbe mysteries nt life. 'Ihesrreut
work l.e is to do upon cart has uot been out
lined to him by Iho Omnlsdent, but will be.
Taking him una .cures I mked:
" Can you add 26.S,.lfi.4:i2 to 1,334.818 to B1.-519.ri'J4.U-i
to 1.81r.U-A),U01 to 14,'J74 without
Biopplne to fleure Y"
" 'l hat makes 71.473,4!)C.4)I." snld beon the
instant, mm lueii he InuWud ai myi-urprlbe.
As I called the nnmbca to him ho added
them, having tho nccroci c ot tie lirst two
beforo 1 had f.nished tho 'bird, and of the
wholo wlillo I cniisht mv briatn aftor ctiumur
mini: them. Then I rrnd bin a column ot lit:
urea rantti'iedom tens to luudruds ot thou
eands. the lonutlt of a sheet ot lairnl can, nud
ho hnd furnished meanuec-irutoaKkroKate n.e
moment 1 finished.
Such an nrldenco nf unexplained powor Kill
atonish the muht ciedulout. Put what mii-t
une ttilnk when such acharntter says thnt tit
Is a llvlnc. waiklnc i hronoiimer. and rrnvet
the samo bolor you can disrute It. He mU
trusts all men. nud a llnnurlal consideratiut..
tocether with the Inducements ot ncauuln'
ancee, is necessary to eet il- tonmie cmtu;,
which dot.o, he keeps vou lusy lia onii'ii. for
he t.ilks llkit torrent rusnea swonrs hpIi t'i
fury of a crclone, and enltulu es with la
rapidity of olouriu pulsations. I emplninl
him to bo intorv.owed for one hour, aad di-i.
ins to test him im to his knowlnlzo of time
without Blvm i him nn opporlundy to consul
a timepiece. 1 iisitodi
v hat Is the time now. rrofi-sior?" ilio do
llcbta tu bo called "pr.ilossoV'l
" l wenty-Pve and ono-iiusrtor mlnutos n'ter
3, he replied I reachod for my wateli tn ie
if Im was rlsht. nnd Peforo lcunld seo he -a.U:
lourwfttch Is one ami cmi-iiuartc-r last."
How do you know t" 1 ased.
'I can't loll ynu. but I am r'aht." lv fil.
And so iip was ns the w'phtern Union reuiil.i!or
proved. I then concluded to test him luituor.
uud rnsQiTed thai 1 ivould niy nothluc c,f it
when his hour w.isendo.l uud nolo if he kiev
It. linasine my surprise, whe.i, in tlm middle
of a prot cm he etopp.d me and announce I
that his time was up. Cunsultlni: ray watch I
found him ilcht tu a seoond. 1'ieviniis to t at
1 had ni-kod him the time In Bt, j etersbu it
and hpstatod It corrpctly. saylnc that oe vv.ia
conscious uf tho decreeti ot loueitude and lull
tude In all his cnli-ulntloiis tln.o. Ho know
tint rlocitlou und -a i nnsiver any question if
time whenever asked often ho hu beo-i
nroiised from Round floep. nnd upon belns
naki'il tho time would mnto It accurately vrld s
rubbing his nyi-s lleadlnc the uial plate ol a
clou); lu IliTlin. he sars. Is no more trouble 'o
him than that of tho watch In my pne-ket, m d
In this ne hrliitrs proof of the assertion that It
Isci nscuiiis of evori-correct clo-k tu k tn the
world, whether aleopliiK or nwnko. ou m iv
tnkn him by eiirprl-J. ni.d after matins ihit i' e
distunes Irom Jvnnsus City to Nw York nn1
tbo dimensions ol u locomotive diivo win 1 1.
Bllowii.K ii Mnied 'osa for slipplns of the whe -I
In each mil" travelled, nnd ho will Instantly le I
rou how ninny reinlu'lons the wheul w.ll mule
in trnvelllUK thut distance.
His iTimuurr Is nlro.ist ns remsrkablo as h s
calculatiriuK-'nius. Hnvluc hranl ny etu o
ment be vill rfnemlmt l and. thouirh he innr
not iiiuierciar.d words ho licais. he will use
them in the name or a similar Bcnso to that n
whlcn tliey wero used when hn heard them,
isy tilts means huhuH a vocabulary far In ad
vanco of tuber illiterates. bpoaklnK nf h
south ho sal'lhe remniuoered no enanire. so inr
as his uuuwicdce ot thluEft Is eon'ornod, 8in
hlsteventh year, nt which tlmo he cuni Ir
j ossi'sslon of bl mystcrv." Ij is eot I'-sn
nl-relative, who. he bolloves. would make
fortuno nt his experi o If he wore not so einn't
nstoprment It. Thct ust-d to call nim a lo.il.
aud lie lias-i't furciven thorn for Ihu!.
tin Is Aluaya Polite to lira, r.ensc.
CrMill' HlcV.fi fat'r.
ThoothPrdny Itwns rnlnlnchai-.'. when M's.
I.oiiK.j bonded a slret car. 'I'ho enr wes
c-liui'k full and all thu men on tho roi'- nit
rlOvT back nnd evinced a lieiermlniition '
keep n position of sedon'Srv roinfnrt. M
Lease cast hor oye, down the oar nnd at thJ
i.nmn time a man in iho corner Marled to .
' Hon t," hhI I the mnn noxt io him, ctr.isp vi
liUiiriii, that's Mis. Lease lion'i loukin w
lierf hho belleives In riuiity of the feioi.
Mninsn siiflrc. yon know "
ihn atonpril niau smiled and cot up.
' come." said ue spetker. mil n ire 'mi o-.
tiir.u'r, " you're not come tu net ui nrn you ?
If i-lio thinks aba's eiuai to u man let her
stand, ..dive her a doae uf her own medicine,"
Hut .Mr. I.eai-o had taken the man's ecu',
sri-ntly to tlm difcosntituro nf the othor wi-
wanted to sen her stand. .Next day ho met le
Htr.in.'er on the streot.
' Hello," he aald. .' you're the mnn thai tin
tin yi ur seat tu 3Ir. I.oao. inu missel
Kood chance to take her down a little Tl "
wasn't Bi.Diher man In the ear who vtnuUI h e
Kivrn way. Wasn't impolite, you know ,li.t
a littlo joko. Wnatmado you cot up? Ulitae
"bi-o here," said the man addresfced, ' Iul
jwu don t know mo."
r.r0'1!8': ,nat i do wiw mb '01"
i 'Via Mr, Lease. '