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IIj ^ Wagger E jvTTTTTITfTV ? t ? f f flt The Cafo Jean was situated at thc corner of a quiet street ia Paris - remarkably quiet at all times, considering thc near proxim ity of a noisy and much frequented boulevard,, bat particularly so after ll o'clock at night. *L?ie one evening most of the ha bitues of this bright and comforta ble cafe had taken tneir departure, raising their hats, aa ?the manner ia in France, to Mme. Jean, the smart ly dressed and dignifiefl proprietress, who, sitting at her post behind tho marble comptoir, smiled and bowed in. return as they went out. The blinds were already down and the doors closed in preparation for the ID'Wdame sat a little longer, lis tening to the gossip of the neigh borhood gathered during the day by the head waiter to retail for her special amusement when the day's work was over and one could in dulge in a little relaxation. Then, looking round and seeing that near ly all tho well known customers who every evening played dominoes or cards and ?ipped coffee or drank eau sucre or stronger mixtures un der her vigilant but friendly eye had left, she retired for the night, leaving the remainder to tho care of her faithful Alphonse. There were only about a dozen people now, and everything was sleepily quiet in the cafe, when suddenly the still ness was rudely broken ny a loud; voice exclaiming angrily: "It is a lie I I don't believe a word of it, and I defy you to prove All looked up, startled, from game or newspaper as these words burst from one of the occupants of a small table at the farthest end of ? the room. The speaker seamed very 8 much excited. His companion, on H the contrary, remained cool and i gell possessed under the provoca I tion, but his white face and pecul 9 iar glittering eyes >elied that out I ward appearance -nd arrested at ! tention when noticed. Thc two had been engaged for I some time in close and earnest con 9 versation, without raising their H voices, interrupted only now and 9 then by subdued exclamations and H incredulous remarks from the ex 9 cited man, which evidently did not H succeed in either shaking or mov ? ing the pale man, who continued H talking to him and answering his 9 objections quietly until his oppo I nent, losing all self control, sprang Bj to his feet and violently disturbed ? the inmates of the cafe by the angry words quoted above. Seeing that he had attracted gen ii eral attention, he looked around ? and said: "Gentlemen, I appeal to you all. H I am sorry if I have disturbed you I with somewhat violent language, I but you shall judge whether I am ? justified in refusing to believe the H story I have just heard. We hap I pened to sit at the same table and H naturally entered into conversation. 3 Our talk drifted from one subject I to another until I made some jok S ing remark ( about the so called H scientific research into the myste I ries of the spiritual world. I grant Sj it is a fascinating subject even for I an unbeliever like myself and a I good one for conversation and play H ful badinage, but to be told serious ? ly and as an undeniable fact that I the spirits of the departed can and H do revisit this earth when they 5S| have promised to do so passes the H bou mis of credulity. My neighbor H tells this most extraordinary story: I Two years ago tonight he lost hie I dearest friend, a lifelong friend, H who on his deathbed, seeing ^hifi ? despair, solemnly promised that he BS would appear to him on the anni ? versary of his death, which took ? place about midnight, if this friend 1 invoked his spirit. He affirms thal 9 he has already seen him once since 9 he died. Now, I ask you as men oi B sense, living in the nineteenth can 9 tury, is it possible to beliqve snell f 9 statement ?" I The pale man had flushed angrilj B during this speech, but it was onlj 9 a transient betrayal of feeing, foi I his face resumed its former pallor ? although his eyes retained then 9 strange light, and it was with ? B marked expression more of annoy 9 ance than anger that he repli?e 9 calmly : ? "Jt is nothing to me whether yoi I believe or not. I have simply stated Ia fact, and it is the truth. Yoi I pressed me with questions concern ? hig that great trouble of my lif< ? until I told you all-my despai 9 when I lost my friend after yeajra o ? mutual devotion and attachment 9 and his promise to return. I tol< 9 you truthfully that he had airead; vj kept his promise once, but you dil 9 not believe me. I do not wonder M-the spiritual world is a closed hool ? to thc majority. A glimpse is oh ? tained now and then by some, bu ? chiefly by conjecture and specula 9 tion only, whereas actual exp sri jj?tooatal knowledge is rare and no ?often communicated. I told yoi 9^hat my privileged experience ha< ? "Cen, and I can prove it, incredibl? ?Qs it may appear to you." , 9 While he was speaking a numbe ?of new arrivals had invaded th ?caiV, calling in on their way from ?fcoiirhboring theater for a drink o 9a cigar. Their curiosity bein; ?nrotised by the words they had par ?tially heard, they drew near to lu ?ten and, being; informed of wha had happened, joined tfio others in discuss^g the pros and cons of this dermtnWn topic, some dashingly, some seriously, a^cordb ? to the view they took of 'Jae sucject. No one seemed to tafee it very seriously, however, except a few, who shook their heads doubtfully, while others laughed at them and joked about spirits. Above the Babel-like noise exclamations and snatches of con versation could be heard, such as: "Impossible 1" "Who knows? Do you?" "What will you bet ?" "I am no fool!" "I bet a hundred francs he can't provo it!" "Strange things happen r etc. The gambling element asserting itself, beta ran high, and it was finally agreed to deposit the stakes in the hands of the incredulous man, and then they called upon the spiritualist with the weird look in his eyes to make good his words. He seemed strangely reluctant and nighed and hesitated, but at last he made up his mind and said: "If I comply with your request, you must all submit to my condi tions. You must give mo your promise that no one will attempt to intrude upon mo or disturb me in ary way and that I shall have one witness with me." This was considered quito reason able, and all consented readily. "I need not add that of course you will hold yourselves bound in honor to keep the conditions faith fully. You, sir," he continued, fix ing his basilisk eye on his oppo nent, who winced perceptibly, "shall be that witness. You must accom Sany me into the next room. Tho oors shall be left open, and you will have to describe aloud what ever you may see. If the experience turns out to bo a painful one, you have only yourself to thank for it." With these words he rose and walked toward the corridor leading to the inner part of the house and beckoned to the other man, who, by this time considerably subdued, hes itated for a minute; but, putting on the best face he could, ho took up a lighted lamp from a table and fol lowed him into the first room to the right, leaving the doors wide open. As they disappeared a strange hush fell over the noisy and excited company. Silence reigned for some time, until the twelve strokes of midnight were heard sounding dis tantly from a church clock. Then a voiee arose in th 9 next room, say ing slowly and solemnly: "Maurice Durand, thou who didst promise that on the anniversary of our cruel parting thou wouldst give me the consolation of seeing thee again if I called upon thee to ap pear, remember thy promise ! Dear friend, I entreat thee come! Mau rice, appear!" s Then came a pause, amid breath less silence, but soon the voice was heard again, saying: "Maurice, remember thy vow! I beseech thee, appear!" Another silence. Then another voice was heard, saying in tremu lous accents: "There is a faint light in the darkest part of the room. It takes a shape I It approaches! It is-ah! Away!" An unearthly shriek rent the air, ?c-lowed by a crash and a heavy, fall, and then all was silence once more. The startled listeners looked at each other with dismay. Some had turned pale, while , others looked ill at ease, but all felt uncertain, irres olute what to do. Some time elaps ed before it was suggested that they ought to disregard their promise and go in and see what had hap pened, 6o as to render assistance 'if it were needed. A move was made toward the room, but it was in ir. tal darkness. A light was procured, and this was what they found: The room was empty, the lamp was upset, the table overturned and the window wide open - the two men had gone and the stakes with them. [jures Blood and Skin Diseases, Itch ing Humors, Ezemn, Scrofula. Send no money-simply writo and try Bontanic Blood Balm at our ex pense. ? personal trial of Blood ti a 1 ui is better that a thousand print' ;d testimoniale, so don't hesitate to write for a free sample. If you suffer from ulcers, eczema, scrofula, Blood Poison, cancer, eating lores, itching skin, pimples, boils, jone pains, swellings, rheumatism, satarrh, or any other blood or skin lisease, we advise you to take Botanic Blood Balm (B. ii. B.). 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Mr. Jerry Wogau Tells a Tittle '?tar) j An uncouth specimen of the human family, giving his name as Jerry Du gan, appeared before the orderly ser geant's desk at the central Poliee Sta tion 1 .-.st night and filed his applioa eation for a night's lodging. His hau* waa through his hat and his feet waa , through his shoes. He was just an ordinary hobo, who dropped in to stay over until morning with the cop rc "Yes, I have had a few little ups and downs in my day," remarked the tramp to a Reporter after he waa securely locked up in a cell. 'Tve bee.i ship-wreoked, lost and drowned, as the sayin' goes, but I butted into a proposition a few weeks ago that would make the worst4of Edgar A, Poe's midnight dreams ?0 'way baok and sit down forever. And I might as well make it understood before wad ing any farther into this recital that me and Mr. Boozo htve severed co partnership now and for all time to come. The oup that oheers and paints landscapes on the imagination has played its last and final prank with my thinking organs and my rea sons therefor are good and competent. Through the gross oversight and care lessness of a youthful surgeon in a big publio hospital in a western town I missed by a hair's breadth being put away in Potter's Field alive. But, as good luck would have it, for one time in my checkered career I woke up before the operation was com pleted, and now I live to give out the faot8 of that experience for the benefit of mankind in general and for a cer tain clasB of embryo doctors io par ticular. "A short time baok I was hanging around a corner gin mill in one of the big burgs on the Great Lakes. It was Saturday night and the first thing I knew a gang of guyg hu? ms af. a table filling my oarcass up on all the mixed beverages in the barkeeper's catalogue. I kept on loading up until I went down r.ud out; just toppled off my perch into the Band on the floor and positively refused to rise again. They let me doze for an hour or more aod then undertook to bring me around, but it was no go. I was done for all to appearances-completely knocked out. I shall always main tain that Borne guy doctored my last drink, for prior to that I. had never had any sort of alcoholio mixtures to limber me up in such a manner. They pounded and thumped and punched; stood me on my feet, but I was limp as a dish rag. In desperation the eop on the beat was called. He rung for an ambulanoe and I was thrust into the vehiole, whirled up to the emer gency' ward of the hospital and stretched out on a cot. Of course, I didn't know all this at that time; I didn't know anything until I woke up in the morgue, where dead bodies are placed for safekeeping-now we're talking-one of these planes where the departed spirits are laid away until the expiration of thirty days and if no one claims said deceased he is transferred to the people's graveyard and interred. But I'm switohing from the main yarn. "When I oame to myself I was lying alongside the pleasantest look ing stiff you ever feasted your vision on. The pair of us occupied a double berth in the big refrigerator. I was rigged in a little white shroud with fringes around the borders. My arms were folded plaoidly across my breast and my feet were neatly tied together by a bandage wound around my ankles. The party who laid me out for my journey hence must have thought me too lovely to die-plucked in life's morning, as the feller says. "Well, maybe I didn't let a yell out of me when I opened my lamps and saw where I was. Cold? I should smile. You know stiffs have to be kopt cool. The morgue keepers gen erally keep the mercury hanging around the goose egg in tho box sum mer and winter through. All I had on was a little tissue paper shroud that saughtme just below the knees and whose graceful folds clung fondly about my bearded neok. When I thick of wh .? an artist dream I must have looked then I have to laugh. But you can put up long odds that I was not disposed to regard the matter in alight vein at the time. As [ say, I let go an Indian war whoop that came near arousing my bed fel low, who, I learned later, had preced ed me by several days. "Now, just imagine if you oan my predicament. The last thing I was ioing, as far as I know, I waa sitting it a table in a corner saloon. There waa musio in the air and drinking material flowed freely. Now take me mt nf ? nice warm room, while I am supposed to he getting about all the tan out of life that there is in it, and vhile I am still sleeping peacefully', move me into an ioe box with a dead san, then suddenly wake mo up, turn m the light, and you have my plight. "I yelled and yelled; I beat on my empopar y tomb the best I could with ny hands and fest, hampered as they ver?3, and soon I folt tho receptacle n^thich I was resting slido ont into ho open air and into.the presence of l?verai men. I will have to make a free and frank confession. I used some very strong language. Just at the time I was auder the impression that tho boys at the saloon had put up a joke on me and I was unable to appreciate the humor of the situation. "But, to make a long story shorter, I was taken back to the ward, given my clothes and discharged from the institution as a well man. You see, it was this way: When I .reached the hospital a young guy looked me over and pronounced me dead right off, without going to the trouble of mak ing a close examination. Of course, having shaken of the mortal coil there was nothing to do but preserve my re mains until somebody identified me. Failing in this Mr. Dugan would find a happy home t>aderground. "Suspended animation? I believe they let it go at that. Whatever it is it took away my thirst for all forms of alcoholic stimulants, a thirst which- I would not have parted company with for D illions. But then T guess there's no kick ooming for me when I think how dose I lame to disappearing from S publio life."-News and Courier. Tho World ls Warned of Woe. Death, disaster and terror, say the stars, will continuo to astound the world this year, according to L. G. Key, an astrologer in tho Masonic Temple. Tho disasters of the next few months will be appalling. Seldom has the world experienced such a se ries of calamities as are said to be in store. "The months of June and July," said Mr. Key, the other day, ' will be filled with calamities. There are to be terrific storms and many lives will be sacrificed. Saturn is in his own sign and disaster is bound to scatter over the earth. Disturbances in the earth like the eruption of the West Indian volcanoes were predicted by astrologers two yearB ago. "At that time it was pointed out tbat the world would be startled be fore the end of two years by terrific earthquakes and volcanio eruptions. These will continue for a time and Ifthen the disturbances will be in the atmosphere. Storms will follow and lives are endangered." Mr. Key advocates the establish ment of a Government department of astronomy and astrology. If compe tent men were to have charge of suoh a department disasters such as the de struction of St. Pierre could not oc cur. Peoplo could have been warned of that in time for them to escape if astrologers had been employed to keep track of the conditions, according to Mr. Key. Not only are lives and property im periled, but Governments will be dis turbed. Acoording to the astrolo ger the stars point to serious trouble in the> United States Congress and the nation is to, have fresh trou ble of threatening nature in the Phil ippines. "There is sure to be an outbreak of the natives near Manila, and the na tion will have trouble," said Mr. Key. "The signs of the stars indicate this very clearly. I think it will be only a short time before there is ?>n alarm ing outbreak there and the government would better keep a good lookout on the conditions there." All these things have been predict ed and are printed in pamphlets that circulate among the astrologers. Mr. Key recently warned a friend who told him of his intention of going to Mexi co not to go, because of the threaten ed disasters from earthquakes io that region. _;V "Litt th? ?OiJO OUST the sore with washes and salves, becau plying in the blood and the new Cane ing keep up the irritation and dischai announce the approach of the eating sickening cancerous sore begins its destructive work. No nicer or sore can exist with out some predisposing internal cause that has poisoned the blood, and the open discharging ulcer, or the f ester iing sore on the lip, cheek or other [part of the body will continue to [spread and eat deeper into the flesh [Cancer germs or morbid matter elimi I S. S. S. cleanses the blc^d of all lantidotal and purifying ptt? .rties tin and restore the blood to its natural carried to tnt begins, the d over and ne ?rs table blood minerals of an If yem have an tiletrr or chronic so? cal advice will cost you nothing. B< the blood will be sent free. THE Mr. Key has figured out on an as trologic.it ohart that on the morning the Mont Pelt;, eruption was in its greatest fury that Saturn waa ?p proaohiug the "house of death" and that Mam and the sun were in the samo "house," the "houBe of disaster." -Chicago Chronicle. Good Deeds Never Die. Years ago an old, oldman paid peri odical visits to the business houses in Cleveland, O. Ho was a crank. Some persons called him a nuisance. His unkempt beard gavo him tue ap poaranoe of an anarchist, but his fine oyes, and his mouth as tender as a wo man's told of a heart as big as sor row, and a soul filled with good im pulses. And thie old man was a queer eccen tric beggar. Ho begged nearly ali thc timo, early and late, and he put all he owned and all ho could beg and earn into oaring for ohildren, the children of the poor. He established a fresh air camp and filled it with half-starved babies, little folks who were so pinched and wan and ill that you would think of white coffins and narrow graves if you saw them. That old man would carry a baby in his arms for hours and croon over it and tend it like a mother. He would walk miles for a doctor, and pain-the paiu that made children cry- -actually hurt him. And sometimes, when he would let the pubiio have a look into his heart, a great ambition could be seen. There were so many to be oared for and sc little to do with that all around there was suffering that could not be as suaged. That faot was a knife thrust in this old man's heart, and he wanted t fresh air camp BO big and broac and wido and free that it would have room for all-the babies bf th< tenements and cellars and garrets the cripples, the ohildren of poverty all. Wasn't that a grand idea? One day the old mau died with hil work uncompleted. It is the way o mankind, for ambition nearly alway co vera moro than a life oan accomplish The last thought of this old fellow wa for the children, "his children," hi called them. The seed had been sown. A good deed does not die. Some times its growth is slow. The fros ' nips it and it is stunted beeaus< of the laek of the sunshine of hu man love and the tender warmtt of human kindness. But it doesn' die. Last week J. H. Wade discovered th< seed planted by this kind old man it his own breast. J. H. Wade is a millionaire. H( bas a yacht and ?ne horses, and if h< has known of the sufferings of the tenement babies, he hasn't said any thing about it. If he has poked hit way into garrets and hesrd ohildres crying, no* one but he knew it. H< never sent for a reporter and asked t( be interviewed. He didn't make anj noise. But he gave the Cleveland fresh air camp and to the cause of human ity $100,000, and he sent along $20,00( in cash, because it is getting warn and the babies need immediate atten tion. That is the flower that grew from the seed sown by Grand Old Father H. M. Addison 13 years ago. Good deeds never die.-Cincinnati Post. ZROUS many respects like other ulcers or dd this resemblance often proves fatal, e time is lost in fruitless efforts to heal se the germs of Cancer that are multi er cells which are constantly d?velop pe, and at last sharp shooting pains and sloughing stage, and a hideous, In February, 1800, I notlood a small lump on my lower lip. The doctor cau terised lt but another came and broke out into an open sore. I booran to take S. S. S. and after I had taken seven bot tles the place healed entirely and no Diena of the disease have been seen ?inoe. W. P. Brown, Hollands, S. O. unless the blood is purified and the nated from the circulation. , O decaying effete matter. 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