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When a native gets "nerves" you may de pend on It he's in a bad way. Abdulla's nerves might have been attributed to a conscience but for the fact that that un comfo: table appind.ige had died premature ly while he was young. So far. 1:1s be trayal of Meredith had netted hitn exactly five rupees and a number of promises. Four of the former a nautch girl had taken with a high hand, and the other one?which had only escaped a like f.ite by being se curely hidden in a fold of his dhot?*e?con soled him for the loss of the rest by get ting him comfortably drunk. The news of the attack on the doctor by Aguf the Red. happening as it did within nn hour of his return from the house in Bee be Jan street, was shoek number one. However, the drunk came opportunely in the small hours of the following morning. It lasted well through the inqui'-y that followed ? for arrack is che:ip ? and by the next day he was quite resigned to his Sahib's fate. He even made quiet arrangements, in case of the doctor's demise, for the abduction of the dog Stubbs, who had shown a fatuous lik ing for the rascal since his early puppy days. The dog was easily worth 300 rupees, ar.d he had Just confrluded a bargain with a man in Nagdavee street?who was going to Jodhpur th? following week? for lb ru ising poor mustard. Use Colburn's Philadelphia Mustard and have your salad-dressing right. IOc at your grocer's. Colburn's Pep per and Spices 5c and 10c?your money back if you don't like them. The A Colburn Co Philadelphia For Long Journeys To invigorate and fortify tlie system for exertion use LIEBIG COMPANY'S Extract of Beef Far better as a refresher and stimulant than alcohoL A Bracer without reaction. THE 1 PERFECT " SEASONING "ONE DROP WORKS WONDERS" THE PERFECT SEASONING FOR Soti pi, Salads, Oysters, Clams, Fish, Lob sters, Chops, Roasts, Saoccs, Gravies, etc. It imparts a delicious flavor, gives a keen appetite and stimulates the digestion. Ask your dealer for McILHHNNY'S Tabasco, the original and btst. WR?R? WrtH frr t%ltrr,Uw[ Mitt ?/ M mJ kwlqm4 Mtiftt MdLKENNTS TABASCO, fhw Oate, L*. 1S74. 1904. J NO-. HILLER & CO. C=0=A=L. 13TH AND G N.W. 828 PA. AVK. N.W. 8TII AND K N.E. 3D AND O S.W. Order* promptly filled. J?20-78t-14 pees cash, three ounces of opium and an usly-looklng sheath-knlfe. warranted j "Made in Sheffield, England." As the S.ihib, from reports, showed no immediate intention of dying, our friend thought it would be advisable to conclude the bar gain anyhow; and he was about to start with 8tubbs on a casual stroll toward Nag d.ivee sereet, when a gharrie drove up?and Meredith Sahib stepped out! That was shock No. 'i. It rattled him so badly that he hardly noticed Slubbs, who bounded forward to meet his master with a howl of j delight, which changed to a growl and a snip as the doctor stooped toward him. The Sahib drew his hand away quickly, with an expression of surprise, and the dog slunk behind Abdulla with a bristling spine and a curling lip. The hamal recovered himself quickly and followed Meredith to his rooms, where Stubbs ensconsed himself under the lounge and met all attempts at civility with low, ominous growls. But Abdulla's bad time had commenced! Dr. Meredith hadn't been home a week be fore the hamal was tilled with a most un holy fear of him. and In thorough sympa thy with Stubbs, who lost no opportunity of showing his unaccountable antagonism toward his master, despi'e the fact that (he latter did everything: in his power to bring him, by kindness, to a better state of mind. There had, of course, been all sorts of wild taleB circulated over the whole country i anent the "man with the mark." Every basaar was full of them, each seemingly more idiotic than the other, and con*"s 1 quently finding hosts of believers among i.ve i lower c?ste natives, who have a penchant for the wonderful rather thflb the exact, i Tabic and Kitchen. Maple Sugar and Syrup. The maple sugar Industry is confined to a comparatively small area In Canada aa the northern part of the United ? The sugar maple (acer saccharinum). from which the sap la obtained by. boring or tapping the trees in early spring Just b fore the buds start and allowing the sap to escape as it flows upward. The sap thus obtained is of a brown color, and by evap oration and condensation by artificial heat it is made to yield sugar in both a crys due from the crystaled sugar is used as due from the crystalled sugar is used as I maple syrup, the syrup par excellence for gTiddle cakes, waffles and muffins. though the tree is not generally f"' purposely for the production of sugar, ana there is very little labor and "Pense necefl sary to procurs the sugar and syrup, yei the amount obtained, even under most fa vorable conditions, is limited to a quantity which places It among the luxuries in the general markets, not so much on account of Its cost as Its scarcity. difference There Is said to be no chemical dirte.ren rssKSS'S nUr&rszx Sssr"s " JsSJ? HrKS i manle sugar and syrup are probably due the presence of the ethereal substances. One tree will yield from '^undof pounds of sugar in a season, a pound or sugar being produced from four gallon Ea'rhe length of the maple sugar season* uncertain In order to obtain the nnesi be, "alternating warm days and frosty n,Wet8are accustomed to regard sufar and more particularly maple sugar?in the fi^ht of a luxury, a flavoring agent and pleasing addition to 'ood^et been until recently, shown that it was or any importance as an alimentary princlp e, but on The other hand, been warned of the Injury from its excessive ? anf ^u|!B to regard it as a non-essential until we quite believe It a pernicious disturber In the human economy. m(,_t un There is, perhaps, no other element, less we except starch, that enters so large ly into all food materials except m?ats' ,,'ar In a mixed and unrestricted diet there is sufficient amount of this substance in natural form and condition to supply all nhvsical needs, as sugar is an economical Foo'd because 'of Us ready solution and complete absorption, sugar probably never failing to enter the blood to the last grain and it needs no previous digestion, especially grape-sugar, which is termed ??ore-digested" carbonate. , . ?D On account of its easy and eompleteas similation and having no waste there great danger of our overburdening our systems v^th an excess ?f concentrated food if we augment a sufficient natural sunnlv with any considerable amount of sufe^r classed as "products of forced !n VeThentoo free use of sugar of commerce when mixed with other foods in which na ture has distributed a greater or less amount of saccharine matter will generally give rise to acidity and flatulence In dys peptic persons by promoting acid fermenta tion in the alimentary canal. Sugars and sugar syrups deserve consid eration and use as food when, of necessity, ?he diet must be deficient in most every re spect of such foods as will furnish natural sugar, or sufficient proportion of other force producers fat and starch?which rank above sugar in this respect. Such a con tingency may be met in cold climates where long wintners and outdoor labor demand a diet well supplied with free fue^. It is a very noticeable fact that people who live in sugar camps or in sections where maple sugar syrup and maple candy are plentiful and who indulge freely in these during the season," gain considerably in weight and lh-?hee injurious effect of an excessive and unnecessary amount of sugar in our diet is thus set forth by one authority: We must consider that sugar is pure fuel J*'11* n? waste matter in it and every particle of n inust burn up in the system as sugar. Mw, where there is much sugar consumed it has a tendency to prevent the burning up of other foods and this leads to serious con seouences If, however, the quantity of food is reduced in proportion to the a"00""1 of sugar used, then there is no waste ma terial for the system, or at least It reduces ??? waste as well as the tissue-forming foods If other foods are not proportionately reduced according to the amount of sugar consumed, there may be congestion of the liver, disturbances 01" the digestion exces sive accumulation of fat and Anally dia betes If the food be reduced according to "the sugar then there will likely be constipa U"If sugar is not quickly disposed of it will turn to vinegar, and in doing this it 1 likely to arrest digestion, nnd if the f?odis not properly digested decay sets in which produces poisonous gases. ft' Sornmnosinir substances that are likeiy to poison the system, cau?ing'aJlg"?her all ache. rheumatism and many other all Tlong array of damaging evidence, and under certain conditions indisputable, but does not prove that our 'orefatter. wer* nnt u'lw in their generation and kind wnen they sought to enrich their primitive diet SmHSS s tr * oirt HvruD regard It as something to pVe?se the taste rather than nourish the body' j^apie Sugar Sauce No. 1. Put half a pint of maple syrup over the flre let it simmer and skim until cl??J. srrsss s?r 2F5S jwns-jss and Abdulla remembered that while many sang the praises of the coming man vocif erously others equally credible whispered of how he was to bring a legion of devils to tear out the hearts of his foes; that he would wander In the night?stormy, wet nights preferred?laying spells on man and beast; and that those who were unfortu nate enough to meet him would see only the "mark" burning like a living ring of fire against the blackness of the night! Such and a hundred other feverish marvels, spread by those Interested, haunted the hamal later, until he began to believe, as his friend Stubbs certainly did, that the Doc tor Sahib was an avatar of Sheitan him self. He would have left the hospital but for his fear of the methods of the man who lived In Beebe Jan street, who had sworn to cut of his, Abdulla's, ears If he lost touch with the doctor-man or failed to report his doings faithfully from week to week; so he cursed his own particular pet devil a dozen times a day for leading him betwixt two such evils? and held 011 to his job. Now Abdulla's state was not altogether unjustified by the Doctor Sahib's manner since his accident, and others besides the wretched hamal had noticed It; some even shook their heads regretfully and said it was a "d d shame," clearly imputing certain little eccentricities to his late ac cident and cheerfully suggesting the fact that he was a hopeless case. These peculiarities were noticed mostly by the students and apothecaries, and among the more marked was his apparent forgetfulness of the most commonplace details of hospital work. He approached one of the ward beds the second morning after his return to work just as an apoth ecary was removing the thermometer from a patient's armpit. The man courteously : handed the slender glass tube to the doc I tor for his Inspection instead of marking the temperature himaelf, and. as the apothecary said later, when telling the story: "He looked almost dazed when I of fered It to him, turned It over In his hands helpless like, and then what d' y' think? D d if he didn't ask me what the thing was for! Say. you chaps, he's off, sure as eggs!" That was one of many Incidents; and each added its mite to form the consensus of opinion, which, while Its holders were sympathetic and shielded him as much as possible, was bound to come sooner or later to the notice of tho higher powers. That the man waa under some consid erable Btrain no close observer could doubt. His attention seemed restlessly, then turn all Into the <JoubIe boiler and stir and cook until clear and-thlck, then serve. . A Maple Sauce iNo. 9. Put one cup of sugar ii a saucepan with a cup of water, simmer aftd skim. Put four tablespoonfuls of butter_one uX cornstarch and yolk of an egg in a bowl and beat to a cream; dilute with the hot syrup, then pour all into a saucepan and Wir and cook until it thickens; remove from the fire and add a little vanilla or sherry, and serve. Maple Custard. Break four eggs into ff bowl "or saucepan and beat them a few minutesr then add a cup of rolled maple sugar, pn^ tablespoon ful of cornstarch, a pinch of salt and a grating of nutmeg, bear alt together until smooth and thick, then^dd two quarts of | warined milk, and when thoroughly mixed turn into a baking dish, set this in a pan of hot water and bake in a moderate oven until the custard is firm in the center. Little Maple Custards. Make a plain cup custard mixture, adding a pinch of salt and sweetening with a very little maple sugar. Put a small quantity of maple sugar or syrup over the Are and boil until It is reduced to crack degree when tried in cold water. Stir while boiling to prevent burning. Pour a little into the bottom of small custard cups and let it harden; then pour in the custard mix ture. Place the cups in a shallow pan with water and set in a moderately hot oven and cook until the custard is set in the middle. When done take out and turn out the cus tards while hot so that the maple syrup | will run down over them, forming a sauce. Serve at once. Maple Hard Sauce. Crush and roll as fine as possible a cup of maple sugar, then beat it up with a cup of butter until creamy and light. Then add the white of an egg and beat again until foamy. Add a tiny pinch of salt, a tea spoonful of vanilla or a little brandy, or a grating of nutmeg. Pile up in a small glass dish and set on Ice to harden. This is a delicious sauce to serve with Indian puddings. Maple Bavarian Cream. Beat the yolks of four eggs until very light, then add slowly, while beating con stantly, a cup of thick, hot maple syrup. Turn the mixture into a double boiler and stir and cook until it ts thick enough to coat the blade of a silver knife. Have a quarter of a box of gelatine softened in cold water, dissolve it over boiling water and stir into the custard; when thoroughly dissolved turn out into a basin, set over cracked ice or very cold water and stir oc casionally until it begins to congeal, then fold in lightly three cups of cream whip ped to a stifT froth. Turn into a fancy mold and set in a very cold place to harden. Maple Parfait. Beat the yolks of two eggs very light, add a cup of hot maple syrup, stirring con stantly. Turn into a double boiler and stir and cook until the mixture thickens; let cool, then fold in a cup of whipped cream, turn into a mold, cover closely, pack in cracked ice and coarse salt and freeze. Maple Sugar Cake. Beat a cup of fine granulated sugar to a j cream with two ounces of butter, add the beaten yolks of two eggs, and then the beaten white of one. Sift two teaspoonfula of baking powder with two scant cups of sifted flour. Add to the other materials alternating with half a cup of milk. Bake in two layers and put together with the j following: Boil a cup of maple syrup until It will spin a thread and then pour gradually into the beaten whites of two eggs, continue to beat until thick enough to spread. Maple Sugar Cookies. Shave and roll enough maple sugar to make three cupfuls; cream with a cup of butter; add a cup of sour cream or milk and two beaten eggs. Mix a teaspoonful of baking soda with a cup of flour; add to I the mixture with enough more flour to make a dough that will roll out easily. Keep dough as cold as possible while cutting j and rolling. Bake in a quick oven. Pork Cake. Take quarter of a pound, of .fat of salt J pork and chop very fine. Add one and one half cups of sugar, a cup of New Orleans molasses, a cup of strong hot coffee, half ] a pound of seeded raisins, a tablespoonful of ground cinnamon and a teaspoonful of ground cloves, a teaspoonful of ginger and a teaspoonful of baking soda with enough flour to make a batter stiff as cup cake. Custard Fie. Beat together the yolks of four eggs and four tablespoonfuls of sugar until light and | creamy. Then stir in gradually one quart of milk; flavor with vanilla; whip the egg | whites to a stiff froth and mix in well and pour into open crusts of good pie paste. Grate a little nutmeg on the top and bake J in a moderately hot oven until the custard is firm in center. Do not bake too long or j the egg will harden and the custard sep arate. Menus. WEDNESDAY. BREAKFAST. Prunes. Cereal. Cream. [ Broiled Ham. Creamed Potatoes. Hot Biscuits. Coffee. LUNCH. Lambed Croquettes with Green Peas. Buttered Toast. Layer Cake. Cocoa. DINNER. Vegetable Soup. j Boiled Turkey, Oyster Sauce. Boiled Rice. Sweet Potatoes a la Kentucky. I Celery Mayonnaise. Chocolate Pudding. Wafers. Cheese. Coffee. THURSDAY. BREAKFAST. Grape Fruit. Cereal. Cream. Mushroom Omelet. White Hashed Potatoes. Sally Lunn. Coffee. LUNCH. Baked Bean Rarebit. Celery. Spiced Fruit. Coftee Cake. nervously alert, and he had developed a suspicious temper which was very irritat ing to his friends. It was not so much that he said anything offensive as that he looked it. He became aggressive to his most cordial sympathizers, and seemed con tinually doubtful of the integrity of their motives. A trick of talking to himself capped the ?um of his delinquencies. He formed the habit of wandering about at night in the botanical garden that surrounds the hos pital, and the younger students would watch him from the dispensary windows, and even hide in the shrubbery, and listen curiously, as he passed* to his low, eager utterances. It did them little good, for he was usually speaking some strange Jargon which they unanimously dubbed as "rot," but which, nevertheless, added just a little awe to their curiosity. Later, a bheestee, a hillsman from the border, overheard the doctor and declared that he had recog nized the strange mutterings as a Sanskrit dialect called Parbatiya. This absurd statement was absolutely discredited by all save Abdulla Millik, and while it cor roborated his prejudices, It certainly did not add to his comfort: Now Abdulla, while a hospital hamal, acted, be it understood, as khansamah and general factotum to the doctor?kept his rooms in order, served his meals and looked to his comfort generally. This necessitated his possession of a key to the rooms,; and a consequent responsibility for the contents. One night when returning from ward duty he heard Stubbs whining in the veranda outside of Meredith's windows, to where the dog had been relegated after all attempts at friendship had been viciously refused. Abdulla had conceived a great sympathy for the dog of late, so he went around and squatted by him in the shadows. The two comforted each other, and by and by the man, at least, fell asleep. He was waked some time later by the restless movements of the dog, who was shivering and alternately growling and | whining. Abdulla came to himself slowly, i and drowsily tried to hush the dog while but half awake. He became gradually con scious. however, of a light shining into the , dark corner where he lay. and held himself | motionless till his wits came back. Then he stiffened into an attitude of rigid atten tion, with his bare brown arms straining round the bulldog. One of the cheeks (bam boo window blinds) was drawn up some few inches, and the light was streaming through from the room within, white a solemn voice was speaking hardly above* a whisper, but I Ffm. LHSrt " U ??..?> IJ To sweeten, To refresh, To cleanse the system, Effectually and Gently; There is only one Genuine Syrup of Figs; to get its bene ficial effects Dispels colds and Leadaches when bilious or con # stipated; For men, women and children; Acts best* on the kidneys and liver, stomach and bowels; Always bay the genuine ? Manufactured by the ||ff||td\ifcville, Ky Swv flewYork.KY. <i: The genuine Svruo of Fies is for sale by all first-class The genuine Syrup of Figs Is for sale by all first-class druggists. The full name of the company?California Fig Syrup Co, ? is always printed on the front of every package. Price Fifty Cents per bottle. 1 Tea. DINNER. Turkey and Rice Soup. Turkey and Oyster Pie. Mashed Potatoes. . Creamed Onions. Lettuce Salad, French Dressing. Apple Pie. Wafers. Cheese. Black Coffee. FRIDAY. BREAKFAST. Sliced Oranges. Cereal. Cream. Plain Omelet. French Fried Potatoes. Cream Biscuit. Coffee. LUNCH. Codfish Puffs Potato Balls in Cream Sauce. Delicate Cake Tea. DINNER. Tomato Soup. Baked Ham. Plain Boiled Potatoes. Creamed Spinach. Apple and Nut Salad Mayonnaise. Suet Pudding, Foamy Sauce. Coffee. SATURDAY. BREAKFAST. Baked Apples. Cereal. Cream. Shredded Ham with Currant Jelly Sauce. Lyonnaise Potatoes. Sour Cream Muffins. Coffee. LUNCH. Newport Eggs. New England Corn Cake. Fruit. DINNER. Chocolal?. Cream of Lima Bean Soup. Broiled Steak. Mashed Potatoes. Stewed Onions. Cold Slaw, Boiled Dressing. Pumpkin Pie. Wafers. Cheese. Coffee. FEES AS WITNESSES. Amendment Proposed to Bill for De tention of Insane Persons. At a meeting of the Medico-Legal Society, held last night, the presiding officer, Dr. Robert Reyburn, appointed a committee to endeavor to secure the incorporation of an amendment to Senate bill No. 288>i, providing for the detention of Insane persons and their commitment to the government asy lum, the amendment allowing physicians a witness fee of $5 per day. As originally in troduced the bill makes no provision for this fee, and this will be remedied by the incorporation of an amendment, which is as follows: That from and after the passage of this act physicians shall be paid a per diem compensation of $6 by the District of Co lumbia for testifying before a jury as to the mental condition of any alleged lunatic whose mental condition is being inquired into by such Jury on the petition of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. Provided, however, that no physician shall be entitled to this compensation unless he shall have had made examination of said alleged lunatic between the time of the filing of the petition by the said Commis sioners and the date of hearing, of which hearing he shall be notified by the corpora making up In Intenseness what is lacked In sound. Slowly and cautiously the man In the cor ner crouched forward and down, his curios ity overcoming his fear. The dog crouched, too, and both lay with their eyes glued to the open space beneath the cheeks, shiver ing together In common sympathy. There was a man in the room?a native? standing with his back to the windows so that Abdulla could not see his face. At first he was sure it was a thief who had gotten in by a side door to which the Sahib alone was supposed to have the key, and which led by a narrow way through the garden and out Into the lane which skirted the hospital. So sure was the hamal, that he loosed the ehain quietly from the dog's collar and had his hand on the cheeks to lift them and let the quivering animal through, when something in the strange visitor's attitude arrested him and struck a cold fear to his heart. His arm closed tight round the dog's neck again, and he pulled the big body close In to his own brown chest to dull the sudden jumping of his heart. That was no bhudmash choor! He took In at 6ne swift glance the stately figure, the rich, refined dress and the strange but graceful movements, as the man flung out his arms forbiddingly and stepped a little to one side. And he listened, fascinated, to the low voice that broke out reproachfully as though it were addressing some nearby person; and gradually, as he listened, there came a certain awesome familiarity with the voice, which chilled the hamal with added terror. Still the stranger's back was turned, and still came those quick, nervous and some times broken sentences?generally reproach ful exclamations, but again. Impatient questions, for an answer to which he would seem to wait with head and body bent for ward, and then speak quickly as though he had received It. Once he cried out quite petulantly: "No, no, no! It's useless to ask! I will not go out till it is done. Brother, why dost thou not rest In peace! Eh?what? No, no; I tell thee I have done all I could, and my destiny Is vastly more than thy little trivial concerns, which may be mended In a few hours when I have gone hence. I make mistakes! Well, what wouldst thou? Hast thou made none while I stood In the shade? What of thy wonderful book?art satisfied with Its wisdom? Nay, I tell thee thou must wait! 'Tis but a little time, and I will go and trouble thee no more. Aye, and even the 'Mark' shall go out with me! But till than, I tell thee, I will rule; so trouble tion counsel and the corporation counsel shsill in all cases certify that such physi cians, who are entitled to said compensa tion, have complied with the provisions of this paragraph. And there is hereby ap propriated out of any moneys in the treas ury not otherwise appropriated (of which one-half shall be chargeable against the United States and one-half against the District of Columbia), the sum of $5,000 to pay physicians until the expiration of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905, who per- I form duties under the provisions of this act. Provided, further, that no physician drawing a salary from the United States or District of Columbia shall be entitled to receive such witness fee in any case. The committee on the poison bill, which was originally introduced in Congress at the suggestion of the society, was instructed to secure an early hearing before the Dis trict Commissioners. The chair appointed a committee to examine into the merits of the District civil service bill, the committee to render a report thereon at the February meeting. Two applicants were elected to member ship in the society last night. The secre tary, Mr. Emmons, also made a report that there are now about twenty applications for membership before the committee which have not been reported on. MESSAGES FROM CTTLEBRA. A Wireless Telegraph Station Put Hp at San Joan. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. SAN JUAN. Porto Rico, January 19, 1904. One of the first steps toward the estab lishment of a greater naval station at San Juan has been accomplished, and has al ready led to excellent results. By rapid work wireless telegraph stations have been established at San Juan and at Culebra Is land, sixty miles east of the capital. Thus far only the receiving apparatus has been installed here, but it is working finely. The first message received was from the Min neapolis when she was several miles out at sea. The poles are of Michigan pine and are eighty-five feet high. They are erect ed on a knoll about twenty-flve feet above sea level, on the new naval reservation. This connection will be especially valuable during naval maneuvers at Culebra, as many of the warships are equipped with wireless apparatus, and as the only method of telegraphic communication heretofore has been by heliograph from Porto Rico to Vieques and thence to Culebra. The Ger man system has been Installed. COMMENDS HARBORMASTER. Commissioner Macfarland Praises Work in Clearing Channel. Commissioner Macfarland has been re ceiving reports three times a day from Har bormaster Sutton relative to the progress made In breaking up the Ice on the Potomac river, and clearing the channel for steamer trafflrf. The harbormaster's reports indicate that the work is progressing satisfactorily me no npore! Go! I am weary of thy complainings; and most of these 'mistakes' come from thy foolish interference at in opportune times. Get hence. I tell thee? and sleep till my work is don<?." He flung out his arms again with a con clusive gesture and stepped toward the table, while the hamal's staring eyes searched every corner of the room for the one to whom he had been speaking. But save for the stranger, the place was empty. He moistened his dry lips fearfully, with his eyes intently fixed to the strange figure within. Twice the man had almost turned, but his turban was so large and drooped so much that Abdulla had not caught the smallest glimpse of his profile, yet there was an awful certainty in his heart that he would surely know it when he did see It. As the man moved over to the table the dog Btralned forward fiercely, and the | h&mal could feel his hard, muscular body twitching in his arms, but he knew the dog was too well bred to make any sound at such a time. And the thought came to him then. Why should he hold the dog back? Was It not his duty?and Stubbs'? to guard that room? Was not he, Abdulla, personally responsible for Its contents? Yet ?here was a stranger, a bhudmash prob ably?yes. certainly a bhudmash, for all his fine clothes and manners?in the Sahib's rooms at 3 o'clock in the morning! And the dog?well, the dog was a Rodney, and didn't make mistakes! And then his thoughts wandered away to Beebe Jan street, even while his eyes were kept riveted on the stranger. What was his duty to the man [ who lived there? What would he ex pect him to do in such an emergency as this? He gave a shiver, and the chain that he had slipped from the dogs collar fell out of hi* dhotee onto the stone floor with a clatter. The man In the room started, turned his face to the window, and Abdulla looked up from his hiding place straight into?Sahib Meredith's eyes. It seemed to the hamal that his master was gazing directly at him, and an over Sowering terrcr gripped him. He sprang ack with a little half-articulate gasp, still gripping the now furious dog, but as hasty footsteps crossed the room he let him go with a shrill cry. even as the cheeks were thrust aside. Meredith caught but a glimpse of a fleet ing white figure, and then the dog sprang full at hla throat, catching him off his balance and bearing him down with a crash. Fortunately, the doctor's dhotee flung up and that there will be nothing- to fear from an Ice gorge at this point. Mr. Macfiarland states that Commodore Sutton has looked after the breaking of tho ice In the river in a highly efficient and sat isfactory manner, and displayed splendid judgment with regard to the proper time to begin the work. In the hearing before the congressional committees last year Commissioner Mac farland spoke in high terms of praise of Mr. Sutton's efficient services as harbor master. His duties, ha said, were exacting and various, and at all times the harbor master had been found to be absolutely honest, faithful and efficient. "I still retain that former good opinion of Commodore Sutton." eald Mr. Macfar land today. "He not only performs his du ties well and faithfully, but he is likewise economical in the expenditure of the pub lic funds appropriated for the use of hia department." CITIZENS' MEETING. Association Considers Matters of Im portance to Eckington Section. The monthly meeting of the North Capitol and Eckington Citizens' Association was held last evening in St. Martin's Hall, cor ner of North Capitol and T streets Mr. William G. Henderson called the meeting to order and Mr. A. O. Tingley kept a min ute of the proceedings. Mr. M. A, Lease, chairman of the com mittee on city limits, reported that the Pennsylvania Cab Company agreed to cer tain reductions !n the fare formerly charged for cab service north of Florida avenue. The company, he said, agreed to reduce the fare from 50 to 25 cents for the first half mile outside the city and to 10 cents for each additional half mile. A resolution favoring an amendment to the law to require gas companies to furnish gas of 25-candle power Instead of 22-candle power, as at present, was referred to the committee on streets, sidewalks and lights. There was considerable discussion as to the advisability of the paving of Rhode Island avenue between North Capitol an<J 1st street before it is paved west of 1st street, as the former square is built up with handsome houses. After a general discussion concerning street Improvement no action was taken. ? Messrs. Thomas Walsh and Edward Sax ton were elected members of the aasocia tion. Sergeant Morgan's Sentence. Sergt. Gordon W. Morgan. Hospital Corps, having been tried by a general court-martial convened at Washington bar racks and found guilty of drunkenness on duty and also of larceny, has been sen tenced to be dishonorably discharged the service of the United States and to forfeit SiO of his pay now due or to become due. The sentence has been approved and will be duly executed. as he fell backward, and the dog's teeth met in a dozen folds instead of In his master's throat; still it was a mighty diffi cult position. Stubbs was tearing sav agely, and the same cloth that protected the man's throat also hampered his arms. But before the dog could get a fair grip there came a scuffling on the veranda; the cheeks came crashing down with a grind ing tear, and a huge, ape-like figure sprang across the floor, gripped the dog's throat in two great hairy*hands and wrenched him away, struggling and growling; then, swinging him high, was just about to dash him down on the stone floor of the veranda outside when the man who had been saved called imperiously, "Stop!" The intruder paused and turned his gaze qi-.estionlngly upon tho doctor, as If sur prised at the command "Ah?It is thou, Ben Allf! Well, don't stand there like a fool. Put the dog down." "Aye?with his brains to the stones, the son of Sheltan!" "Not if thou hast respect for thine own few poor ones, my friend." "Bahadur?thy word is law." "Well, take him outside and tie him up, and see thou to it that not a-hair of his head is harmed. Then return here?I would speak with thee." Ben Allf took the half-strangled dog out among the shrubbery and whistled. A man slipped up to him directly and an In stant later another. "Well." the dwarf questioned, "where is the carrion?" "Nay, we know not; we came by the great gate, and the man ran by the way of the lane, and when we followed, Selim and Sher All were close upon him; so we came back to wait by thee." "Well, take this whelp of Sheitan; and mind thee, Rhamln, thou silly fool, the dog has teeth. Here, take thy puggaree and tie his head up. No, not that way, fool! Hast thou never bitted a horse? In his mouth ?tight. Yes. that's it: now round his throat?so. Now, devil! Now, swine dog! Bite! Bite! Bite If thou canst?thou cast of a hell hound! How dost thou like the taste of Rhamin's head-cloth, eh? If thou canst stand that, thou must be strong, indeed! "Now, take him round to Esoofalll'a sta ble and tie him tight. And If he gets away or any mischance befalls him, thou hadst better get drunk quickly, for it will be thy last chance. Hurry, now!" (To be continued tomorrow.)