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"15ut ycu will come with us now?
that ie, If you feel able?" asks Sandy,
who, having nobly given up all his
chances of winning the prize?they
Were about equal to one grain of sand
in comparison with the seashore?dt-sires
to briug the conquering hero to
, . jbls fate.
4,I feel like a new man. That meal
was the first decent one I've enjoyed
for months. While the men lived on
coarse food, Gordon would not allow
the officers to feast. One thins, however,
may prevent me from going with
"What's that:" asked both the others.
"JJy clothes are in a dilapidated con
uiuuu. eve, JIVIV ;i ^iim^uau vm. u
piece out entirely; it would have taken
toy leg. also, if better aiaied. I don't
remember where they came from, so
I must have received them during the
engagement. A few trifling wounds
under them have healed up. and I am
feeling very well, thank you. In daytime
I can draw money from the bank
here in Cairo and buy what I need.
Meantime, you will have to excuse
mc to the young lady."
"Hang me if I will! We'll find some
other means of reaching the same result,"
cries Sandy, who is a great hand
for surmounting obstacles.
Mr. Grimes here put in his oar in
the quiet way he has. Stepping up,
he places himself alongside the intrepid
"Just about one size, I believe," he
"Yes, it is so," says Sandy, with a
thuckle, for he has always had the
reputation of being able to see through
a grindstone with a hole in the centre.
"Then consider the matter settled.
The gentleman will accompany us to
Shepherd's; he will go with me to ray
room and selcc-t from several traveling
feuits I keep on hand."
"But this is too much?"
"I never accept a refusal. Mynheer
Joe; so look upon it as arranged,"
With a wave of the hand that a prince
The explorer looks at him curiously
for a few scconds, and then gives in.
"I thank you, sir. I will accept the
loan until morning comes and the
"Good!" ejaculated the newspaper
man. "And now let's be tramping
back to the hotel. Left the beggar
With the light on deck. Hope he hasn't
been tossed into the Nile. Glad to see
y6u meet Molly. Hanged if I
wouldn't! Then I've got an hour's
Work making up and sending my dis'
patch. I fancy one man in Cairo will
Want to cut his throat in the morning.
'Tisn't often the Herald gets
He is all excitement, and there is
bo need of further delay. Mynheer
Joe turns to the reis.
"Ben Hassan Effendi, I shall remember
your kindness always," he says,
taking the brown hand of the old cap;
"I am already repaid. I hate El
Mahdi. You were his enemy. It
pleases me to help one who did him
Injury. Kismet! It is fate," says the
"On the morrow, if by chance you
see my faithful Kassee come floating
down the river on a raft, send him to
Shepherd's Hotel. You will know him
from his voice. It is like the whistle
of a locomotive."
"But you said be was drowned!"
cries Sandy. "I have it down so in
black and white."
"I trust you may have to alter it.
for somehow I can't force myself to
believe him as one dead. Now I am
They pass out of the cabin and
reach the deck of the dahabeah, where
the link-boy is found in conversation
with the crew, the members of which
are naturally curious to discover all
they can about the stranger they
picked up in the river, who cried out
that he was from Kliartoom before
Ben Hassan could rescue him. They
might as well question one of Cairo's
four hundred mosques as this lad. He
can and does tell them about the gallant
light made by the two Franks
when assailed by the mob of beggars
in the street, but knows nothing of
their relations to the guest of the reis.
The flambeau-bearer soes ahead.and.
one by one, The others wall: the narrow
plank that stretches from the roof
cf the cabin to ihe bank. When all
are safely landed, they strike off
through the same street where the
previous engagement took place. Evidently
these men are not made of material
to shrink from any hidden danger.
If the rascals who lay in wait
for lliera before choose to try conclusions
a second time, doubtless they
will find means to accommodate them.
They are not molested while en
route. Once or twice they see shadowy
figures glide from dark arches
ahead and vanish in the gloom, who,
In all probability, belcng to the same
gang with which they had their former
adventure; but the fellows have
received too severe a lesson to think
of enduring such a rough handling a
Presently, the lights of the grand
square flame up beyond. Here, at
least, darkness does not hold sway
over the old city of Cairo. The various
sounds that greet the ear in this
quarter are, indeed, refreshing, after
experiencing the dead hush that hangs
over the ma!n city, although hitherto
Sandy and the silver king have been
rather inclined to consider all the claptrap
a bore. Comparisons may be odious.
but they open the eyes to a truu
appreciation of things.
Generally speaking, it is the trav
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the stay-at-home whose ideas art- as
narrow as the little world hi* eyes
daily rest upon.
raising through the square, the lit
Jle party, having dismissed their light
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otEKT Bosneu'h Sons.
IHBM || Wl|, |~^f
bearer, draw lip ;it Shepherd's Hoi el.
Here, as usual, there are scenes of
gayety; it is the central attraction of
the whole plaza. Lights gleam, voices
are heard, laughter and music float
upon the balmy air. Men throng certain
points, smoking. and chatting,
while others engage iu dancing: for
on this night in February the hotel
has given a "hop."
Sandy knows and appreciates the
desire of his friend to be observed as
little as possible, and he manages it
so that they pass into the hotel without
undergoing a critical survey. Indeed.
the condition of Mynheer .Toe is
hardly such as would warant him appearing
in the presence of ladies. Naturally
his figure is good, and he makes
a fine appearance, but just now his
clothing, as he has shown them, has
been badly cut in the awful affair at
Khartooru and from his frequent immersions
in the river shrunk so that
it clings to him like a friend :: d a
brother. Yes, Mynheer Joe is hardly
in a condition to meet the fair girl J
whose face he has carried in his memory
ever since saving her life at Maita.
A man dislikes appearing as a
scarecrow before one whose good opinion
he values. No doubt there have
been occasions when lovers have thus
been forced into the presence of their
"Now, Mr. Grimes, bring him back
to this spot as soon as you can/' says
Sandy.scating himself at a desk where
he may handle pen and paper.
They leave him there, busily engaged
in writing out in "long hand"
the narrative of Khartoom's fall and
the death of Gordon, which he took
down in shorthand as the story fell
from the lips of the one survivor of
that terrible day.
Mr. Grimes himself leads the way
to his room, which is one of the hest
Shepherd's affords. Here the traveler
finds a hotel run much more on the
American plan than most caravansaries
in European or other foreign
countries. Even in Alexandria the
guest is charged for a candle, for a
piece of soap, for the most trivial service
in fact. It becomes an abominable
nuisance. No wonder then that
Shepherd's is always a favorite stopping
place for all our citizens "doing"
tne wonaeriui country ci mi' i>m-.
Mr. Grimes fastens liis door, and
then with true hospitality begins to
spread the contents of his trunk before
"Choose anything you please, my
friend. I am only too happy to be
at your service," says the silver king,
blandly, and the messenger from Kliartoom
takes him at his word.
He makes his ablutions, assumes a
modest check suit that fits him remarkably
well, combs his hair and beard,
and in a brief space of time has effected
a wonderful change in his appearance.
Then it can be seen that
this nomad, who lias wandered all
over the earth with such men as Stanley,
Schwatka and other adventurous
spirits, is about as fine-looking a man
as one would meet in a month in London
or New York.
He is as brown as a berry from
exposure to the hot sun and peculiar
winds of Egypt; out mat is ine common
fate of ail who dwell beneath
the sky of the tropics. Besides, most
women admire a bronzed warrior,
when compared with the pink-andwhite
dandy. Strength and valor are
qualities that appeal to their fancy.
When Mynheer Joe announces his
toilet as completed, Mr. Grimes, who
has been glancing over a paper he
picked up, looks at his guest. The expression
on his face declares that he
is pleased, and that there is no danger
tliat the explorer may not be fit
to meet the finest ladies in the land.
Mr. Grimes seems to take a peculiar
interest in this protege of his. lie
watches him when one would not
think he is looking, and there is a
rlenm in his eves that micht mean
a good many different things.
"If you are ready, we will go down?
he remarks, tossing his paper aside.
The other assents, and together they
descend to the parlors of the hotel.
There Mr. Grimes leaves him iu a
small room alone while he goes to
hunt up Sandy.
Mynheer Joe stands there; observing
some attraction seen from the window.
The rustle of a dress causes him to
turn. A lady has glided into the room;
her hand is outstretched, and, remembering
the delicate feather fan he noticed
upon the table, he noticed her
motive iu thus entering the bijou parlor.
As he thus turns, she unconsciously
looks up at him; their eyes meet, and
they are only some four feet apart.
Mynheer Joe starts, and the young
girl utters a low, sharp cry, while over
her face there flashes a look of sudden
pleasure. She comes even closer;
the hand that was outstretched to
pick up the fun now rests upon his
arm, while her gray eyes hold his own
"At last,' pup nrcatnes, "wo moot.
I have not forgotten you, sir. if you
were ungallant enough to run away
before I could thank you. Perhaps
even now you think me rude?you do
not remember me?"
"You are Molly Tanner," bo says,
, slowly, his eyes still upon her face.
"Ah! You even know my name, and
all ibis while I have had no chance
i to thank you for saving my life."
She brings a shade of reproach into
i her voice; and he says quickly:
i "If you know all. you would* not
i blame me. I was compelled to hurry
away. At the first opportunity 1 re
turned, but only to learn that the
> American traveler and his daughter
had left Malta. Until to-night 1 uid
not know your name."
I '"If it is a year late you will shake
; bands with me? You will allow me to
: thank you for your noble deed?"
"The first, willingly," as ho takes
her little hand in his anil smiles at
. the contrast; "but I would prefer that
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you said nothing about the other. It
was my duty to jump overboard; a
man would bo a coward not to do it;
and, besides, I am more than half
amphibious, anyhow. The water has
no terrors for mo."
"Have you been here in Cairo long?"
And a puzzled look crosses his face:
for up till now lie lias supposed that
Sandy sent her to him.
"I only arrived to-night," he smiles.
"Ah. I wondered how I could have
missed seeing you. In Cairo Europeans
are not so plentiful, but that
their paths cross before long. Are
you?English?" with a glance up at
his bronzed face.
"I was born in Philadelphia."
".My family come of the old Pennsylvania
Dutch stock, of which I am
very proud." *
"Any one from America, as they call
the States abroad, should lie prond of
his country. I am enthusiastic on the
subject, and yet strange as it may
seem, my heart is set upon travel?
I long to see all parts of the world.
If the poor old governor had his way
he would bo back again in Chicago,
managing his business, but I shall
give him no rest until I have seen
India lirst of all, then China and
Japan, and at last Russia, if the dear
man can hold out."
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her talk, for as his own heart is set
upon travel and discovery he feels as
though this must ever lie a bond between
them. At the same time in
imagination he can see the dear little
"governor" she speaks of, a mild body,
living only to humor this one child
of his old age, Joe has the old gentleman's
picture down in his mind to
a dot, and he is sure he can pick him
out in a crowd.
Before he can say what is on his
mind their tete-a-tete is interrupted.
Voices are heard just beyond the portiere
at the door, and the man recognizes
"I left him in here," says the silver
The curtain moves, is tossed impatiently
aside, and Sandy Barlow enters.
"Ah, here he is! Couldn't find her
anywhere. Great Caesar! Look her<\
Grimes, you see fate's stronger than
you and I together!"
The young girl laughs softly.
"I have by accident run across tlve
gentleman who so bravely saved my
life at Malta. He has not seen fit to
give me his name as yet. Perhaps
you, as his friend, wouldn't mind informing
nie," she says rapidlj*.
"I know him as Mynheer .Tors"
laughs Sandy, "the poor Dutchman
rescued by your captain from the waters
of the Nile."
[To be Continued.]
Dorr on english Iiigliwayg.
Many dog owners seem to be unaware
that they are responsible for the
proper behavior of their pets in public
places. It is of the commonest occurrence
for some cur to dash into the
roadway, to bark and snap at a passing
tramp or cyclist, without any attempt
being made by the animal's
owner to call it to order. Only in very
rare instances, either, does it receive
punishment, even of the slightest kind
when it returns from the foray. The
natural result is, of course, that it feels
encouraged to repeat its misconduct,
and the evil habit becomes so ingrained
as to be incurable. It is only
charitable to assume that the complacency
with which the owners regard
these performances is the prod
uct of ignorance. In their eyes, the
outbreak is nothing worse than a lively
demonstration of harmless playfulness.
Ladies are especially apt to take
that view; they cannot believe that
the frolicsomeness of their canine companions
may imperil human life. That
is the ease, nevertheless; only a few
days ago a farmer was killed near
Bedford through the horse he was
driving taking fright at an aggressive
dog and upsetting the trap. Even pedestrians
are sometimes assailed by
objectionable curs; while many a cyclist
has come to grief in his endeavor
to keep clear of a boundiug, snapping
dog. It is the owner who is mostly
to blame: the propensity can easily be
eradicated by swift and sharp chastisement
at every repetition of the offense.?London
TVelrd Work of the Typos.
"The most appropriate error that I
ever saw," said Will Ziegler a few days
ago, "was one that came under my
observation when I was out in Colorado.
It happened at Colorado
Springs when the mining excitement
there was at its height. Every man,
woman and child in the town owned
stock in some mine, and only about
one-half of one per cent, realized anything
on their investments. One day
the news was circulated about town
that a man high up in mining circles?
a stock manipulator and a mine owner
?had died suddenly of heart disease.
A local paper held the press to fjet an
ti/i/i/iiittf r\ f /IahIIi ntwl tlm
liv:v.'wuiil wi UIV \IV UllJ. (lltu tuv, VUltUl
wrote a double-column headline, which
began, 'Death Loves a Shining Mark.'
The paper came out in about half an
hour, but the horror-stricken readers
were treated to a headline like this,
'Death Loves a Mining Shark.' It
was a simple case of transposition
in the composing room of that paper,
but it liked to wreck the plant. And
it never was altogether clear that the
compositor who set it up hadn't made
the mistake on purpose. lie had been
dabbling in mining stock a little himself."?Cincinnati
A Substitute For tlio Hornptvliip.
An Ohio inventor has devised ar.
electrical substitute for the horsewhip.
The "human persuader," as the device
is called, consists of a small storage
battery carried under the vehicle from
which runs a c;?Mper wire connected
with (lie driver's seat. The wire is
eiirried aloiiir the horse's back and
fastened to ilie saddle, and at the end
of it is a sj>oiigo, which, when once
dampened with salt water, is kept
moist by the natural h?at of the horse.
When the animal requires an impetus
the driver touches the button and liis
steed, startled by the new sensation,
breaks into an instant trot.
"Didn't the quiet in the country ne-,
come monotonous to you?" "QuietV
We had to turn out about seven times
every night and chase cows oil the
porch."?Chicago Record. ^
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I Vaccine Virus=
VARIOLA or smallpox is said
to have found its way into
Europe In the seventh century,
and to liave been almost
continuously present since. It was a
permanent plague, against which no
one was safe. The prevalence of the
evil led English physicians to adopt
the practice of inoculation with smallpox
in 1721. hut it was soon recognized
that, although the individual
thus treated usually suffered only a
mild illness and escaped another attack
of smallpox, the practice not only
failed to reduce, hut even multiplied
the sources of contagion, and thus indirectly
increased the number of
About 17CR a woman said in the
hearing of Edward Jenner: "I cannot
take that disease, for I have had cow
pox. it was a ueiiei wmcu. aitnougn
. commou enough at the time, was hold
by most medical inon to be based upon
an imperfect induction from the facts.
But .Tenner, being a man of discernment
and reflection, began a series of
observations, and at last of actual experiment.
On May 14. 1700, he inoculated
an eight-year-old boy with matter
taken l'roin a vesicle in the hand
of a dairymaid smitten with cowpox.
So perfect was this vaccination that
the boy was inoculated with smallpox
on the first of the following July without
taking the disease. Two years
later (1708) Jenner published his famous
work, "An Enquiry Into the
Causes and Effects of Variola Vaccinae."
In the following year vaccination
-was introduced in Iho London
Smallpox Hospital, and in 1800 The
practice was begun in this country
through the efforts of Dr. Benjamin
TVaterhouse, of Cambridge. Mass.
In the early part of the century vaccination
was effected almost entirely
from arm to arm?a method which is
largely followed in London to this
very day. But toward the middle of
the century vaccine virus obtained diI
3RINDING AND EMULSIFYING THE TULP.
rectly from an animal began to bo
used in Italy. Although first regarded
as the whim of an Italian physician,
the custom of vaccinating with animal
virus spread rapidly throughout Europe
and the United States In most
European and a few American cities
there have now been installed la bora[
tories for the preparation and distribu
Hon of bovine virus. .Many 01 uie
American laboratories liave been patterned
after the vaccine laboratories
of -the Health Department of Now
York. In order to show how vaccine
is made it is our purpose to describe
in the present article the methods
which are followed at this admirably
equipped New York laboratory.
Until 1S7<; ann-to-arm vaccination
was usually practiced in Now York,
the lymph being taken only from a primary
vaccination vesicle of a child a
few months old and only on the eighth
day. But hurrjan lymph has always
been objectionable, in that it is a pos
THE HOLDER AND ITS EXVELOPE.
sible source of infection of a most serious
blood disease. In lSTtJ the city
Health Department started a vaccine
farm, and out of this has grown the
present vaccine laboratory. This laboratory
at present occupies a throestory
building of brick, the ground
floor of which is divided into a stable,
a receiving-room, an operating-room
! and a sterilizing-room. and the second
floor of which contains, besides laboratories
for general bacteriological
work, two preparing-rooins into which
COLLECTING TIIE I'll
tin1 virus is received after it lias beeu
I collected in llie operating-room.
The stable contains fourteen calffilalls.
having iron posts and side
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ion aitd Its Use. I
guards, revolving stanchions and removable
flooring. The operating-room
resembles a hospital operating-room;
it has a cement floor, enameled brick
walls, and contains merely the operating
furniture, a special table, enameled
stools, wash-basins and tables for instruments.
The preparlngrooms arc provided
with hydraulic pumps, each con "Cted
with two metal pipes used respectively
for suction and blast. The free ends
of these plpos are distributed along
narrow benches at which the virus is
drawn into capiliary tubes, and the
tubes hermetically scaled.
A calf before it is admitted to the
stable is weighed, and its skin carefully
examined. The body is curried
and brushed; the feet are washed and
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scraped, and the hair is clipped from
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lilt? mil. IT llltu U C nav; hv.jv.uiv.j %?v
calf is fed exclusively on milk. Its
condition is noted each day on a card
hung beside its stall.
Placed beneath a window in the stable
is a table of suitable form to which
the calf *is securely strapped. The
posterior abdomen and inside of the
thighs are washed with hot water and
shaved?the first step in the preparation
of vaccine. From the stable the
calf is led to the operating-room and
strapped on the operating-table. The
shaved abdomen and thighs are again
washed and then scarified with superficial
linear incisions made with a surgeon's
knife?a process which is not
painful and entails but slight disecm
FILLING THE CAPILLARY TUBES.
fort. The calf is now ready for inoculation.
Into the bleeding incisions
made by the knife vaeeine (cowpox)
virus is carefully smeared with an
ivory or metal instrument, after which
the calf Is returned to the stable. In
a few days the entire scarified vaccinated
surface is covered with vesicles.
and from those the virus is obtained.
On 'lie sixth day the calf is led again
to the operating-room and laid on the
(able. The area is most carefully
cleansed. With a curette, a scooplike
instrument generally used by surgeons
for digging out dead bono or
morbid matter, the vesicles, technically
called "pulp," are picked off, deposited
in a small cup and weighed.
In the operating-room, and removed
but a few feet from the table, a pulpgriuder
is seated, whose duty it is to
emulsify the collected matter. Before
him is a small mill comprising four
glass rollers superposed in pairs,
geared, together and turned by a j
crank, and upon the rollers sixty per I
cent, glycerine in water is allowed to
lp with tiiio curette. :vwr
drop from a burette such as every
chciuist uses in volumetric analysis.
As it is ground in the mill the pulp is
emulsified in the glycerine. Tbe hard
pulp collects on a scraper and Is returned
by the grinder to the top rollers
In order to be re-ground and further
subjected to the action of the glycerine.
The glycerinatod virus from
each calf is clinically tested in
three insertions on each of five
or more previously unvaccinated
children. As a general rule 100
per cent. Insertion success is secured.
During the tests, which extend
over many days, the glycerinated virus
is stored in large, hermeticallysealed
tubes, properly labeled to insure
identification. If the results are
favorable these tubes are taken to the
nronnrimr-rnnm htm! onmtioil intn small
conical cups. From these cups the
virus is drawn up into small capillary
glass tubes, each tube containing
enough virus for one vaccination. The
ends of the tubes are then hermetically
sealed with a blow-pipe.
From the preparing-room the filled
and tested capillary tubes are taken to
a packing-room, where each tube if
inserted in one of the four grooves ol
a wooden holder shown in one of tht
illustrations. The other three grooves
receive respectively a little rubbei
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tube, a needle and a small wooden
spade resembling a toothpick. Thus
charged, the wooden holder is slipped
in an envelope on which directions for
using the virus and the simple instruments
by which it is accompanied are
printed. According to these directions
the surface of the skin is to be
scarified with the needle, th'e ends of
the capillary tube are to be broken
off, the small rubber is to be slipped
over one broken end, and the virus is
to bo blown upon the wooden spade*
and thoroughly rubbed Into the scarification.
These printed envelopes and
their wooden holders are distributed
by the Health Department to its various
supply stations throughout the
city and sold for ten cents each.?
Device For Destroying Flies.
Below 'we show the invention of a
Peruvian gentleman for destroying
flies which infest a house. It is a rather
novel departure from insect destroyers
now on the market, and is Intended
to entice the flies by a sweet or savory
substance spread on the central rod,
with a spring-actuated trap, which
will catch the insects and permit of
their being destroyed. The device con|
sists of a central rod. with a sliding
bell at one end and a fixed bell at the
other. Above the fixed bell is an eyelet
to bang tie trap from the ceiling,
I and a spring wire is wound around the
rod underneath the sliding bell. To
set the trap the lower bell is drawn
downward until it engages a spring
lock, which holds it fast. The rod is
then coated between the two bells
with syrup or auy other liquid, which
SOUTH AMERICAN FLT TRAP.
I v.-!11 ntirnrt tlip insects. As SOOI1 as tllf
latter have gathered In sufficient quan
tities the sliding bell is released by a
touch of the finger, Hying upward and
caging the flies between the two bells
after which it is an easy matter to destroy
them with hot water. The trap
has the advantage of being a perman
cut affair, and can be cleaned and laic
away every fall for future use.
Lived Under Five Monarch?.
Now many ladies In English society
says the Onlooker, have lived unde)
live ihonarchs it is difficult to say with
out reference books. But old Ladj
Carew, and Lady Spohia Cecil, the sur
viving sister of Lady Louise Tighet
have lived in the reigns of George III.,
George IV.. William IV., Victoria and
Edward VII. Lady Sophia Cecil has
certainly conversed with them all. She
is now rather infirm for her daily drivt
in a four-wheeler, but In her quiet
j dignified manner she preserves xnuet
I ti?, inonnur nf tho old school, and
she recollects her old friends even iJ
she lias not scon them for years.
The Successful Hen.
When a man wants the public tf
know that ho has something to sell, o:
services to render, systematic and persistent
advertising in the newspapers
will do more toward achieving hi:
purpose than any other means of pub
licity. In every community the mos'
successful merchants are those wh<
use tlie newspapers, vjircuiurs, uuus
ers, programmes, bill boards and dl
rectory scheme? are a waste of owrey
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TOLD BY THE EYE3ALL
rhe Marking:* Said to Be Sure Mean!
It is strange that, among the various
munnc nn remrtl fnr thp Irlpntifipntinn
of prisoners and others, we do not find
the vein markings of the human eyes
IDENTIFICATION BT MEANS OF ETE-B/t,$
resorted to as a guide, says Theodore
Brown, in the British Amateur Photog-*
rapher. , | s
Although under ordinary circum*
stances few of the.se vein markings are
visible, by removing the eyelids in the
inonnor clintrn in tiMrnirn 1 wo fUcr'nv*
er upon the sclerotica quite a cum bet
of these blood veins.
Some of them are very prominent,
especially on the upper half of the eye;,
that is. behind the top lid. Their
course is generally zigzag, branching'
off at sharp angles similar to the lines
seen in pictures of lightning. No two"
eyes are to be found in which the
markings are identical; hence the '
means of distinguishing one person
After carefully registering the markings
on certain eyes, some of which
THE LINES ON TOE EYE-BALL. N/
are illustrated in Figure 2, we have
found that such markings art not, as
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migni nave uet'ii suppuoeu, euujcti iu
any radical change.
Now it is obvious that, by the aid ofij
photography and various other means^j
we may make such copies of a peis!
son's eyes as would prove a certainjl
and reliable guide to identification atjj
any later date. /'/J
THE SULU SULTAN'S FLAC. i J
Carious Standard Fashioned of Blacty
White and Red Calico.
Says a Washington special in theij
New York Tribune: Major 0. J. Sweety!
of the Twenty-third Infantry, now sta?]
tioned on the Island of Jolo, has sent]
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FLAG OP THE SULTAN OF SULU. )
to Adjutant-General Corbin a curiosity
in the shape of one of the flags of
His Serene Highness the Sultan of
Sulu, which are stiil allowed to fly in
the Southern Philippines under the treaty
negotiated by General Bates
with that austere but impossible monarch.
It is made of black, white and
red calico, with a white ruffled border.
It hangs over the back of a chair in
General Corbin's office at the War Department.
Its red ground is ornamented
with two typical Moro weap-' ,
ons, a krcese and a spear, and a square
black field, bearing live white stars.
Major Sweet, in his letter accompanying
the gift, describes it as tl)e
flag of the Mahomnietans of the Sula
Archipelago, and each feature of it is
symbolical. The first star represents
religious knowledge, the second star
prayers, the third star indulgence
money, the fourth start titles and the
fifth star pilgrimage to Mecca. The
centre star contains Arabic letters in
black, announcing the fact that the
banner is the flag of the Sultan of
Sulu. The stars further represent!
the Ave provinces of the Sultan, viz.:
Basilan, Jolo. the Siassi group, the
Tawi Tawl group, and Borneo and
Palawan (Paragua). The red ground
of the flag represents the subjects of
the Sultan; the Moroweapons,strength
A Male Soprano.
Mr. Thomas H. Coy is quite a nor*
inal, every day-looking young man,
just over twenty-five years of age, of
whom Leamington Is very proud, for
he possesses that very rare qualification
in a man?a pure soprano voice,
wiinn rtif> iisnnl itoriod came for the
voii to change it was thought that
the choir of St. Paul's Church. Leamington,
would lose one of its best choristers.
lint the years rolled by. and
no change took place, his voice never
showing the least sign of breaking,
and to-day Mr. Coy stands practically,
unrivaled in the musical world as a!
male soprano, for he must not be eon-<
founded with the many "falsetto altos''
Manners Heat Ability. j
M. Deschanel's re-election to the
Speakership reminds me of a saying
of Lord I'almerston. It was that good
manners were a greater factor in success
than mental ability. The able
man with good manners would, short
of the worst luck, outstrip all rivals.^
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