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THEANACONDA STANDARD: SUNDAY MOTtNTNG, JUNE 27, 1807. WISFOR ARMY PRACTICE. Old^Bull's-Eye^ Has Been Found Unsatisfactory and More^Practical Models Will Be Introduced. Whenthe trained marksmen nf the Tram-.a..1P :I the legulai Britainat Majuba Mill b^ ^-hi^K tthauih otarvetnvs skill as to pick^off thf redcoat* like so main d^* i ^n I^Mil. a great (Mien ^rtH heard In Brit^Uh army elrclca against lit. foils ^I^teaching a subtler t.^ shoot by placing^him sgsstalti ,i large) and telling linn^to place a build a* n i I^i lh^ Lulls^eve an possible. It was rlearl) demon^^strated i ha i Is iv. ^^^ n ih^- un^bull's eye of n target an dlhi Hgun nf^a man crouching behind a Imulder^aith a death-dealing title ul hi* shoul- drrthere was a serious dlffel As result tt this nut. iv various innova^^tions apixarcd on tin- Hntish mug.*^The figure of a man In a. lion. running^scross a rocky country, was Intro^^duced, and a ayalem of moving liiigets^came lata urn The I'nlted Stole* army ofthial* haveJust i i^ tin saint conclusion a did th. British aftet Ihi dlaaatrr of^Majuba. Hill. Asa ronaequem-e of this^^broken ing there will abort I ^ be Issued^a si t of targets to ha Uprii at th* v:,u^oua rifle ranges thai v^ III i^ volutloulse^the .Id ay Mem of training soldiers to^become marksmen. Instead of he^bull's eye In Ihe icnti r of it sniiace tai -^get. the object to be aimed al will I^'^^ black mark rtpreetBting, as nearly^M |H^aalble. the figure of h man as it^' appears when lie lies prone on the^ground, rifle presented, in th^ aft of^taking aim Itla argued by army official* that to^teach a man to shoot hi a small mark^In the center of a target does not fit^him to hit with a bullet a man lying^prone on the ground, the favorite atti-^tnd. of a soldier on the firing line in a^battle. The tendem y of a bull s eye^trained marksman would be to aim too^high when shooting hi ^uch a mark.^The ^prone man^ target I* Intend, d to^correct this. Asecond target will show the llgure^nf a man taking aim a/hlk in a kneel^^ing position. The llgure i* mounted on^a square background of white, and Is^carefully drawn lo measurenn nt* ho hh^to present a mark as Dearly h* possible^like thai al which the soldier would^have 1(( shoot were he rinlitlng for his^life In actual conflict This figure will^be used as a target at medium dis^^tance*, from to Sou yards There^will be no credit given fur hitting spe^^cific part* of the figure c,irre*|Hindlng^to vital portion* of the human anat^^omy. The marksman will be told la^aim at the (enter of Ihe Satire, and hit^It anywhere as fn.ni.MU a* possible^Jf he I* skilful ( nough be can practice^^t the bead or heart, bin hits anywhere^on the black figure will count equally^^ulth what has heretofore been known^a* a ^hull s ey. Sunanother target represents the^full tlgiin of a mini standing and br^^ing Thl* Is for long-db'taiioo pern Use^and w ill enable a marksman la see ex^ii.tiv the effect produced by his skill in^firing. Rvery shot that hlis Ihe figure^ueuld kill or malm were the target u^living mark. Ifthe bullet strike* a Utile high or^a little low. It will be no great inat-^ter. for a ball In Ihe head do. -. us^much mischief as one in the heart in^lungs, and If it shatters u man * leg^he is out of ihe combat almost as . r^I ( i uh My a* though the shot had killed^him. Thelargest large! of all. and the one^therefore that will be used at extreme^range, is Intended lo represent the llg-^ure of a mounted man. This in more^particularly designed f..i curlune prat -^'...( by cavalrymen. Tin trooper* will^be taught to -hoot Ht the target from^horseback as well as dismounted, and.^^s In the case of the standing man tar^^get, will be ISUrtrtSOted to aim at the^center of the mass. Ihe idea being thai^killing the horse of a cavalryman does^no less damage lo the fighting effei tlve- outof door* in emergencies. Some nf^them .veil eke out Ihe fanillv Income^by little venturer of their own. km. Ii as^raising hen* and hoes and caihiin:^and marketing spruce gum, hooch mils^and huckleberries. Tiler, is |M *^ r\.^ol^girl problem. i^ . a use then are no si r. -^ant. Win n sickness or some oile r r. al^disability necessitates ivnutle In lp in lb.^household n in ighlau s duiighter Is^.ailed In. She i*. of coin*., i.garded,^a'nl in ever^ sxgssjtssx particular Irewt-^ed. aa a member of Ihe family; II could^not be otherwise. The children al^tiHlned to liear th.ii share af tin kii h^ly burden, so far as It can hs done with^out Int. ref.-rlng with then si h(Millng.^and ihe wry school term* lire alTHIlg.d^with a view lo conflicting as little us^ImissII.I. ^ith farm work. When Ihe^i hildr. n glow gp many of th. in go out^Into the world to seek tin i' fortunes^(that, within reasonable limit*, is n law^of nature!, bill there Is nothing like an^exodus of Ihe rising g.m ml ion. no ap^^proach to a depletion. IMciily or iitu-^billdtia. vigorous young men slay ht^^hind lo arrange thcinataTM In life u*^their fathers did before them, chopping^In the wisids winters and tilling the few^aire* they have been aide to purchase^with their winters' savings SUntfffcSfl^Furthermore, there ore plenty of desir^^able young worn, n happ. gad proud to^iasi iheir lot* In with Ihe v ^.111ik m. n^and do their shale of Ik drudftf) nee- saearylo eetabtlahing a home, Thu* newfill nis ale (band out of i In w ood-^land uml tin old fit tins hi. k. pi up. WOMEN IN FAVOR OF CLUBS. Argument! Again*! BgSSi IIuksi-II ggejg*i L'lleraneeConcerning SjoeSStSSS)^Kroni the New York World. Character.''says Mis. linssell Sa^^Is a perfectly educated will. Women^have leaiHil hairier*, overcome nli-^slaile*. achieved splendid victories), bi.l^self-mastery lias still to be learned Mr*Sage was addressing ihe gm | i-^ates of the Kinina Williud srkaasl aa^Thursday last, and pointing her metal^with hii allusion lo ^new wonuinluMid.^^That the ruling af the spirit djava not prevail(Miywiicic sin continued, ^la evidencedIII Ihe fi..|inMil and bitter^Hiiimosltles hiiiI r.-ci i'nlniili.ins in u.^-^incn's RiH'iet ics and i lulis. ItIs Just here that New York .lull a.onsetdo not Mmi tsystnaelv1 ^ In aci ord withthl' s|H'uki r. Theteachings of cltth Ufa,^ aaM Ml^Mward Addeson Ursaaty, recording^sscrttary ^( hoiuhIh. ^i* to evolve the binmonloiisileiinnl* of the ladltrMtMl^women PQSapoalrig the club Into OSM^llomogcni (.us body Tin idiosy nenisii s^of the individual woman mUSl dlaap-^pear Inmy large experience of club llf.-^I i.el H is rare Indeed t hal reel Imlna -^lions ars licard. I'd sonuIH i. s nr.- ban.^Islicd. and as lo self-mastery, woman In^the affairs of dully life has more run*^In.I than any man. Circumstance*^compel II and society demands II In^the wider horizon of club work woman^steps upwind by her instini iu. tpnit^of ad a pt at ion. .111.1 .1 mp.i 11^^ 1 n spii 11^uml iiHliiral loibeaiHine show ihai wo^^man I* devt loping 10 a ['nil m n. e ..1 in r^glorious poaaibilltli s MisW illiam lierii Slade. vice presi^^dent of Ihe Null.mal gaclst) of Mew^Bagtaad Woman ami president of the Ilaughters of ITK'.i-lNI... has strong views^oil the Sllblect. Theonly anlmosilies thai exist in^women's club* ails, during el. 1 lion.-..'1^sh.* said. ^When women once realias^that It is the office and not the person,^there will be no more difficulty. M. n s^organlxutlons have certain laws that^Hi. v abide by i'siially Ihe constitu^^ting of women'* clubs Is lav The womenare not itiBckntly reticent. a remarkable record Whatled the tiontioii-loving ghl^To spurn the vouth she might huve won Andsear at last a spinster's curl.^T hrough trusting to a Inkle one^^Vugar. What was ll made ihe Honor which^. nee sins k.d thai young man's ual.it. so Whenhi.ml. .I is a mixture rb h.^With flavor mure lienlgn to flow^^Sugar. WhatIs Ii makes the genii, lamb win. aasass ^itii tin stark agsssgMg' l.'xisrl. nce a dlsxy i|tlnlm^As ligur.* tell h lab- must strange^^Sugar. Willi makes the )..ll ag^N bleak, llpl^ ir 'lo1.1.sun mole spl. 11.lid than the ro-'^With Turkish rug and cbaadaNaf^Ami downy . ushiotta for rrpgatf^Hugar. What causes BtatSSBBJgg lo engi|gl; Inenlernrlse- s,i^ll\ daik^And only leave on history s |. ,;, Alarge, renroiichfiil dollar mark '^Hugar. WashingtonSi n MYSTERY0,: THE mm GOODS Iurn Hi. kaaaar. My muster is an 1:11- |^Ulish sn'ilh. ami not counlry bora, like :^many who Hva in ihe city, wherefore'^he trusts in get, and I govern his house- baMrwrthar, he is not afcsje-tested, but bave*tils money lying about, so tlial^ll I* ready to my hand. Truly, he Is a^muster In ev.rv wav to Is- dcsind, fm gaaahe not know g.Hid Ia4av 1 a from bad,^and piiiok. those cigar* Hint I tnysi Ii^most approve of i sp.uk aaagjly.far this^when of I write win never gsswl the su-^hlb's .yes Who is It ihut see * up Hi-^holes In the sahld's sock* when they^^Hill mending but I^ Who Is it thai .^holds th. sahibs lead, first on one gats^and than on ihe other Hide, when^through rxceedlng stothfulnesa, he lies Inbed gad lets tin hut be i shave him '^All lh. se Ililiig* and more 4a I do' I^am the sahib I light hand. WlthOHl BM^( an he do nothing. CertainlyIt Is true that the sahib^sometimes calls ata ti ii names, bwi that isonly when the money runs short by I 1^ alf I he many In av v expenses I havehad to 11 In mine own house hold Kul though he Is a gI master. therean- some things I cannot approve^of In him. for what baarst . an look withg favorable eye noon the vig sahlhswhom ha hoiiois wlih his Prtend-^*hlp'.' Are tin . |,,,| .,s roaring lions,^iind Is not Ukatr 'Uesen. e lo Is' mls-^trtsfted in any house ' T'nilv tin y hnv.^been whelped m wickedness and have^.blighted 111 rascally conduct from^their :^^iiii upward, Do ^ gat rages av^her the din when lour of them entered^during Ihe sahib's abscsss . and, having^thrust me aside did lb. not do muny si1 ange t him ^ to t b* furnliun and to tilesnhih s moat i.iiv.'ie roods ' Tin n.^Inning written 11 letter and pgatad It upontin ii tie v 11...U ih.ii' depart- nr.. Ami wban ihe sahib returned. Which WHS before I could HITHIlge the houseus I approved of, he was oil the pointot beating me lor ihe coafusion Whichprevailed on every hand, hut ho^I fole he could do so his ey.s fell upon thelatter the VOUBg Mhibt had left^I pasti.l on the do,.1 ami then be laugh..I^! uml said thai this whs inarching order!^I Such |s Ihe vvuv I am Vsgsd b) ih. .1^I till. H i, nils. Isa) these few things Ihut ell ni. ti mayknow how I stand and thai they^I inav asa how baldly I have beta) Ileal..I Itwas one evening. tgotHi nit. r our 1^return from the hills, and Just before I^the iinproacli of t'e winter, that the^Pres. in c called to inc. and. hav ing told 1^me that he was going to cut dinner at^the magistrate sahib's bouse and would^not I., hack la-fore midnight, be bade^me sit In Hie veranda and uwiilt tils re- I^turn. Now, the khali'-a 111,1 (the butler) wasthai very evening entertaining manyfriends In the babbourchi khana.^which is the oaaksusj house; so. having^reflected that the sahib was thought-I^less, ami there Core could no) under- 1^stand thai the veranda was not ,1 plea 1- ^^am phv ^ t^ sii in afti 1 the fall of night,^I . Ics.-.I all the doors . .11. fully, and, !^having exhorted the chowkldhar lo I KNKKl.lN.i-MAN I AIt.;i:T. 1'ltOXi: MAN TAIblMT Mi'l NTKU MAN TAROET SI'AMMNii MAN TARQKT nestof un enemy s f^rc. than shooting^the rider Wh.11. howi v.i th. young soldier ha*^acoulred sufHcknt skill as u uiaiksman^to hit the black figure wilh a 1 1 editable^percentage of shot- he will be Inati u. 1 -^ed to make a special mark of the heads^of horse and rider, uml the grading s ill^then Ik- regulated by tin,^ , tainedin the effort to hit specif,, points^uf the target. Thesenew targets are now In prep^^aration, and the old hull-, v. laicu.^will be replaced on the I'nlted States^ranges as rapidly as possible. Aproject lor Introducing moving tar^^gets based on the sann system a^ that^descrilied abov. is 1.,-lng considered by^the military authorities the Intention taingto train the soldi, is io si1 at movingtarget* placed at dei-eptiv. ills-^tan.es on rough ami broken ground, in^order thai th. soldiers mav learn to^judge fo rthemselve* how to sight their^rifles when righting ov.-i ,. rock) and^uneven counlry. The fundam. ntal Ides^of the nhnli scheni. is to get aw.iv^from the stereotyped giyle of training^men lo shoot by selling up a square^target with a small mark In Ihe 1 - nt. r^and telling Ihem to Are al It over a^level stretch of ground, the extent of^which is known to an Inch In actual^warfare It Is not usual for the opposing^.forces to measure the ground with a^tape line l^ fore beginning a battle,^neither docs a soldier obligingly stand^still long enough for tie ..th.i man to^draw a bead on him Th- men must^learn to Judge distance* and hit a mov^^ing mark in order to prevent a w^s^ful^waste of ammunition, and them- two^essential things rifle prai lie at the new^targets will teach him. Wsajsson Mew I sgfastd I anna. Notmany women living on Mississip^^pi valley farms are accUhtomed to ihe^rigorous economy and hard wo k done^by I heir country sister* in Kew Kng-^lan^! The latter not only do ti,.^work, but they are able and willing lo^mflk the cows and assi.-l wilh Ihe hav^getting and In nth' 1 ways Kud a hand Hlttcrncs*grow s bv the spreading ol 11^Hut clubs do un enormous amount of^good for women. Awoman^ Mrs. Shnle was adv.in. -^Ing her Inav v aitlll.l v hotdl h. 1 hie-^band h gr.al deal latter wh^ keeps up^with him. It s all tag) well smiling^ly^^to say u man like* a doll, but tie^tires of her Woman ill 111. old .lavs^used lo be half a ..ututv at 1111.1 her^husband. Hut in this age of 1 lubs and theHkarai eduoattoa they engeaaWr, lhatis not possible MrsClan in e Hill lis. the . I 111 -head. .1^ptadat ol the \Ye*i aTAd RepUblk aii^. bib. and a 111. in her of hah' t lie a .mien s^a**is iailuns In town, went *iraigtn lo^tlie hear 1 ot the mat 1.: Theputriotl. aoch'tlcs have SSjSSSSSSSs^llxed most o! the sninioMib ^. bin I hey^are working for a dead issue and Ihe^in. inls r* an gat, atricllv sssjaJUag, , |uh^women I. a* a club woman, working^for live issues, do inn agree with Mrs^Sat. (Tubs have dev^lo|a.l won. 11 as^nothing else .v.i did For Insiai...^they hav. learned to dispul. ma..inll\^And Ihe clowning paiai I* thai lie hut.. Itef gossip i* being killed I D til. Hila r ata . hull It lea iasi winter I beard n scandal and bickering It one aft- SttSSSSJthan In a whole year al the^.lubs. Y'erily oj.p..11 uoit^ sgakes Ihe^woman, ami the dub Is Ihe tssporiual- ly. Itwas fiom a wldel) dMfarei^pomi Mrs. Cornelia S. Robinann, ihe^s.m-ial economist, teg.udedth. . TheInitibb is 111.,1 1 lie sTortd ^ - ..^whole has not r.a In I a pcifn ' 1 -^was her verdict. The love of approba^^ting is too great to is iiiili oi -^tery. It isn't a question of sex. 1^thai women hav. not v. i progrci . .1 .^^far as men and art not yet theli^intellectually or in egecutlvc abillij^Hul they will be We live Individually^and ^ ollectlvely for public opinion In^every profession worn. 11 are Ju-^men: Ihey struggle foi position Prom^th.^ii^sjy to* bsjantaaa it's th. sane u^not in clubs^ I ^lon'l . ven kgaV 1^woman will purify politics. loep strict watch lest 1 hi. v. s should^pass that wav and steal w hal Ih. e list^^ed. I wended in^ wav 10 tie biibhoiirehl^khup.1. Truly. Wl wile a tii'irv coin-^I'Hiiv and had mam Cuius to any to^each other as we smoked our hookah*^and ate such sveels al tin hsjsgsjg uh,.^grts ^ rl had vein uround a* a reward for^..in having lain sil. nl in the matter of th.-short weight and th.- inferior qual^^ity of the article* with watch ht sup^^plied Hie sahib. Then suddcnlv in ihe^midst of ih. too varus tkert came 10^our cars frasg over the 11111.I wall of^tin/ . oi.inoiin.l Hi, sound of lauHtsssj^and of sjMaBg shouting and singing, and^as we Linked forth we saw (hat it wa*^a marriage proc.sslo.i and that there^wh* a great irowd and tgaj glare of^many torches. Now.1 rtcetftacted tsksl thai must ha til.marriage af Ihe Kliudah Ilex whose nmih.r had sewn the w.dding garments thatmy uncle's wife's slst -r hud vv 0111^th lefote. having looked to s.s- that the^. hovvdlkar was dllirenl in his wat^ Ii I^lUVlted the khalisiiuiH tin,I his (: lends,^and l.e-etlier we went in th. bride^groom's house. All' It was otien house,^and such was the lilxralitv that pre.^ruRtd that we stand until alsiui half^an hour of the lim of the sahib s ex^^pected return. Hul as we turn..! to^leave 1 noticed a man hiding aw,.- m^a dark corner, as I' he shunned gg^sight, wherefore I hailed him forthwith,^and behold. It wa* the chowkidhur.^w ho hud left hi* post. Riseup!^ I cried, selling hini by tl^.^ear In my wrath. Am I lo be brought^to *hame b.vsuse of your asgHgtUMt in^obeying my c.r.miand* ' How am I t-.^make the sentence light for you, should^the sahib return snd find that the houk,.^has been left for thieves to break into ^^Hasten before me and light the lamp.^M. that al! may be r.adv op tt] ar^^rival. SoHussaln. Ah th^ khai'.-auia. and^I walked slowly, so that Ih. chowkld^^har 111 ^ ^ '1 ^ have tlm. to 4u all work^fully before we cam. Hut as 1. .1 v^near to the gate, behold! he . ame run^^ning Luck 10 meet ua, and 1 u^ that Inn.milled with fear so that he could^hardly stand. ATAl' I am undone' ' he cried^aloud. Would that J had died before^this evil day had dawned! Thenan unknow n fear made my heart^stand still. ^Speak, you sou of a dog!^^I cried. Merely apeak, and lay hare^all the wickedness lhat has grown out^of your negligence. Alas' what .an f sav'^' he cried. fortruly thl* I* the work of Ih.- evil^^^iie. How can I tell you how th,' sa^^hibs belonging* have vanished when I^know not myself, but I believe of a onlythat thl* can b. Ihi work of 110^mortal man. Iknow not how Hus sit AH. the^khggttgglg. ami I rea^ In d the house^after thl*. but when v . ^ot there we^found thai ev -iythlng wa* a* the chow -^kldhar had said, for th. house lay emp^^ty and ihe sahib's furniture had gone^as If the ev II spirits of the air had . nine^ami blown it into noihitignesa with^lin n breath, Truly the dog of a watch^^man had ipoki n the truth w In n ht said^that lids was the woil^ of no mortal^hand. Hid up your loins,' I -aid. turning^to Ike chowkldhar. ^run wilh Ihe *|*-cd^of th^ wind to the house., that He on^the four aides of the compound and ask^of ih.- servant* whether there ure any^who know how Ihi* evil thing ha* collie^ghaut; perchance you will tiinl sjnBggajM^who las stayed at home and not gone^to the marriage Andwhen Ihe chowkidhur had told^all who ilvv.lt an und about how She^sahib's belongings had vanished a^great crowd cams running, so that in^a minute the In.us. was full Hul every^man had been to Ihe marriage feast. andM could tell How this thing hadhappened. Altills moment the kbaiutMM sstted^St) bf the arm and pointed to the gate,^, In- did so my heart sank w 11 Inn^in. tor 11 was the Halnh who had re^^lumed, and wilh him had come the^magistral. . ghlb, and ^ e had iml SI - pan.1a tale, Truly never before hud 1 I ^ii to unwilling lo go foiili und 111 Thenrag I and held ^n llie step of^Ihe suhlh'm 1 milage a* lie alighted. ^Oh.^h. .n.ii born,^ i cried, proatrgtlgsj my^^self humbly on the ground before him. Iam not lit to lick Ihe dust of thy^fact; I am like u worm 111 thy path. What I* Ihe matter, (iirxl Khun.^^Hi^ suhib interrupted. ^Make short^work of ll uml tell me why this crowd^bus collected in my house. (ireiitan.I wonderful things have^happened in thine absence.^ I replied quickly,so that in- might not he raged wilhimpatience. ^It was thu*: 1 hud^sat In the veranda all the evening. In^accords nee with thy command, oh. ktsrii^hern op,, wh.n suddenly I was s.dted^11. a most uncontrollable manner wilh^a lacing Ihlist Ihut forced me lo go lo^my nous, in ordl r to drink water. Hul,^sahib, hai dly had I rem h d mine ow n^threshold when I heard u mighty rusli-^111^ sound In hind lie and, looking^1..und I saw that thy house was 111-^v iop. .1 in a nr. at cloud of dust. And^Immediately my heart stood still with^I ar, so ihai I returned in all haste I^and all the other servutus also. And.^saliil.. tin house was left as thou secst^it now. lor Ihe floor stands as ban as^the desert ol the Pugjgub. and the 1 v il^spirits of tin- an have left the heaven^born neither a lied to real his weary^llmbt upon nor a plate thai the khan^sama inav eel 11. lore him .11 meal^inn. s. And all these, men who live in^ihe compounds round about thine own^hnv sgtn tin s. things ami can bMf^test inioiiy. And111.- crowd shouted: ' ll is all us^Ihe bearer lias said. Thendid Ihe magistrate sahib look^sternly at me, as if be would look dawn^into my lying soul. Isthis tale true^^ he askcl. Nowsty heart sank at his ill mill tt ItIs line.^ ! answer .I. bending^ilovvti Is fore him in older to hide uy^1 onfuslon. Hulmy tahlb only walk.d up and^down ih^ veranda, and said. ^Damn!^damn!1 as all KngJUh sahibs do when^t hey are angry. Sendfor the Other servants. ' tgaj^magistrate sahib said. Soihe rhowdlkar ran and fetched Ihemrrutg I heir houses. Where Ihey^were in hiding, for they had all re^^turned to the compound by this lime, Drivequickly lo the Thana,^ ihe^magistrate sahib continued, addre sing^Ihe syce -the groom ^and bring I ,.ok withyou twnStab let, who will like downthe depositions of these ,'o,'.| s. Thendid th. mnglairate sahib ofi. r^to take our mast. 1 buck 10 his h iUm\^lor our suhib had neither a chaii to Hit^upon tor a knife wilh which lo cut Ids^un .11 So they departed. Nowth. Knglish law is 11 Mrange^thing, sometimes the government will^act w uh ih.- foolishness of 11 little 1 li.ld.^and at other lime* it will rend Hie evil^^doer limb from limb. Then fore, as^none of us kin w its power and as there^was gnat diversity of opinion as to^whether the magistrate sahib won!,I ..ins.us in i.e beaten with eorda until w. w.re ecui' to death or whether we w..ii'.( he throe ^ into prlaon for 1 in , - tt^ol our Uvea, we all agreed lo tell differ-^1 Itl tales lo the pollCt VV hell Ihey ar-^rivedi so ihai no man mlglii know^which was the truth, and thus the ends^^I iii-lii e might he frustrated. And^after a long time had passed and our^evidence Wgg quite prepared, the tyca^1. 1... hed, ami w Hh him . ame 1 wo rod-^stables, one of gn Iter rank and . ,,f^letter, Then did the oat of lesser rank marshalgg Into line, while he who was^the tups liar qusstlitatd us and wrote^.:^ un our statements in a hook that he^l ad brought from ihe Thana. vvhi. h '*^tin poh,.. slut 1011. And when all wns^tin shed, it was found thai the evidence^v I - di.l. r, 111. .nut ihut no two men had^I I I Ihe same tale: so the Ivvo consta^^bles withdrew a little distance from us,^met talked un.ong themselves. Ust.nto inc. oh ye r.uruc*.^ cried^the principal one, what the consiilta-^tioh r.'ta Bgfcthed; ^pay ttlfllag while^I sp. ak. This It a grave case. How ..11 von . xpe, 1 any magistral,' sahib to^be merciful when no two men give ihe^same , -, nh nc. ^ ami how are we lo^know that you v ourselves may not hov e^taken the missing g.s.ds ' The ease lies^I !a. k against you: and which of yog^data not know thu' the KngUah law i*^mighty, ami ..in us it llsteth with suchmlarreants a* come within our grasp'Who lias not heard how ,lin^mg the mutiny the Knglish Mew men^rrasg ihe cannon's mouth, and hung^tine be neve rt in ptgaklat Ig order that^they might not inherit paradise'.' He^wis., than fata, and pay heed to what^I tgy; for there is but one wav of es-^rupe, and through me alone mav that^way be I. unit Hun n.o every man lo^his house and bring nie as much money^us I mi can lay your two hands on: for^I would hue,' v..11 know that I stand^. l^*e to th,. magistral.' sahib's ear. and^therefore .an lighten the sentence for^each and every one who will appease^me with money offerings.''^Then did we 11m and bring moiiev, tah man according, to his circum-^stan.e* And when the two constables^had llvtdtd the spoil they dtpaitid. takingwith them oaj] the bhesti the^''u l the , hovvktdhai. the becauacht was poor and had^^iilv I-. 1 11 able 10 bring eight annas,^and th. latter because he had I. fi the^lieu- unguarded, wherefore decency^II that he should Ih' offered up to1 he law V!i'0 was a merry lime In th. ha-^euar then, for such a ^ ase had not las-n^known for many years, and wagers ran^high us to what the sentence would l^..^so that we become the laughing stock^and byword among the idlers who can.^gr gale round Ihe sell ihst lies in the^center ot the market place. Truly ihe bullfrogcroaks loudly In the night sea^^son, but when the morning dawns the^hawk comes forth, and then the song^of the bullfrog suddenly . eases: so It Is withall loud-voiced ones' Asfor our matter, he lived with the^magistrate sahib, and wore the magis^^trate sahib * clothes, having none of^his own. Hut the loss of his goods did^not welsh heavllv on his soul, for^wherever there was feasting or merri^^ment there was our sohlb to he seen.^Such is ihe strangeness uf the sahlh log' Sometimesthgs) travels slowly and St^It did In our cos,*. It was the night be^^fore Ihe day of trial, and we (that i*^to *av. the other servants and myselfl^w.n lathered round the grasscutter*'^tire wiupiHil in the mantle of our own^black thought*, when suddenly a man^appeared in the circle of light, and sat^down at my right hand, ond I. looking^on him. saw lhat It was Munnoo Lall,^the mess khHiisama, who whs butler to^the ..ttlcers that are my sahib's friends. Ham'Ham!^ the man cried. Andthe Other Hlndiai* who were^present took up the salutation and^answered back. ' Slla Ham Ossrtyour ears wide, oh, ye men.^^said Miinnhoo l.a; ^for I hatl teats! all^tin wav from the mess houae in order^to tell you a tale, and to ask you the^nieunlng thereof. Hehold. there ssjet^In..I a king III u great Ian.I A humane^ruler was he. and also a man ol gn at understanding; yea. the ants in their hoUKe*guthered not more wisdom than in. Hut one day tins king departed for^a short season, leaving instruction*^wilh his vlxler ami other officers In^guard all things in his absence. Now.^w hen the master was away, each man^1. paired to his own house, und did there^what he ^.leased. One betook himself^I., tin- luizaar to Luy u new i^.ut: a sec^^ond entertained a large party of friends^and so .,11 each tnun aecSJMhag to his^own inclination Then the king relum^^ed und il was found that while those^unworthy servant* had feasted and^sjtgdja merry the treasure hud bang left^unguarded and II had vanished, no^miin knew where. Hut the king only^laughed and dismissed those unworthy^strvaata. und, strange to tell, the king^laughs still. Tell me, o Olrxl Kuhn.^what I* the meanins of this laic^ Thenmy heart grew uneasy within^me. for this slory was like in many re-^spect* to our own. Iknow not,^ I answered.^The answer of this riddle is not far^to seek,^ Munnoo I.all called, rising^' and gathering up his faht as if he^would leave us. ^for it lie* ill mine^hand. Hut know ledge is a pearl of great^price, and is only to he bought with^money! Thendid we consult among ourselves,^so that Ht last we went and fetched^lhat which the man re.iulred. Theexplanation Is so simple.^ Mun^^noo ladl continued, ^that ye have^walked past and left II! This is how^the knowledge has come to my hand.^Y'ou must know that there wa* 0 great^dinner ut the mess house to-night, und^the magistrate ^ahlb and your master^grata both invited. Now, when the^wine passed round, the tongue* of all^who were present got loosed, and they^knew ind that 1 could understand their^language And at lust the lieutenant^suhib told h talc which was to this tf^^feet: On that evil night when your^sahib's things vanished, you must know^that your muster returned curlier than^he had intended, und with him came^the lieutenant and the magistrate sa^^hibs. And when Ihey saw thai none^had been left behind to watch they^laughed, and your master hav ing open^^ed a godown, of which he alone keeps^the k.v, Ihty placid the furniture with- 1in gtsi made all fast ngain. Hut thg magistratesahib looked ily and tookno active part, for il was lining^that gg should keep hi* hands dean,^being a ruler. Then when the tale was 'tinlshc.1 there was much laughter at thg^mess house und under enver nf It I .slipped uwav to tell you how all thing*^had happened. Run quickly, now, O ye 1men. and see If all i* a* I say. Sowe ran. and I. having leapt upon !Hussain All, the khansaniH's shoulders,^looked through the window und there^suw ill the dusk many shadows within 'the godown thai might perhaps be rcc- Iognlxed as the sahib's goods, accord^^ingly the sweeper went with thai apatg of' the w ind to the l.azaur.^and. havimr borrowed many keys 'of the locksmith in order lhat^we might udo the lock. we^opened the door. And there truly ev-^erythlng was a* the mes* khansama^had said-nothing gone and nothing .broken. Donow a* I say.^ Munnoo i.all cried. ITake your sahib* belonging* upon^your shoulders and carry them xx Mil all Isped to the bouse: and you. Qlrti Khan,^ggt ihut they art arranged as the sahib^was accustomed to see them. Then,^when all is ready, go and tell your nios- 'tar that hi* furniture ha* resumed;^any further explanation that you desire^to give you must arrange among your^^selves.^ So saying he departed. Ah'how we worked that night no^1 lim can tell, but at last, when the sa- 1bib's clock pointed to the half hour^lifter t, we looked round, and. bthold,^all things were in their accustomed^places. So. as it was t.si curly yet for^our sahib to have arisen, we 1, ^.aired 110 the magistrate sahibs compound,^and there silt round the lire that the^grass cutter* hud lighted in front of^the ttaMot until such time as our mus-^t. ^ should awake However, nil thing*^come to un end. und so at last word^was brought thai I might go Into the^pn sein e of th. hagvag born. Whatis the mutter. Clrzi Khan'.^'^the sahib asked, us he lay 011 his Iwd. Oh,high-born one!^ 1 cried, proa^uaiing myself on the ground before^him. I have sought an audience in or^^der thai I might lay before line the^niightv workings of providence. He-^hold, oh. suhib. as we lay on our beds^Iasi night, our hearts being l cav v wnh^despondency, there came a mighty wind^from heaven thai wrapiad thin, houae tIn It* folds, and when the wind had^passed away we went to look. aiid. St I^all the suhib * furniture had return, d. '^lai me btg Of ihe he.iv.n boric there-^f. iv, to return and tuk^ up his ubodo once more 111 hi* own house, and I pray^lhal the sahib will not forget his un-^worth) serviinl. tlirzi Khan, in lhat ,day.^ . Thendid the master laugh and call^out to the magistrate sahib bv name,^and I wns forced to repeat Ihe story^once moii. Hal ho' there whs much^laughter anion;; the sahibs tbnt day.^and they colled us lying devils and^other evil names^such Is the character^of th. sahib dog llrew(he Line nt That. Fromthe Chicago Ttmee-Ht raid.^Here la a story which was wafted in vesterdayby a breezy drummer from^Si Haul. Maybe It is gg oM thai it is^m w again, but it doesn't Impress me^like an old uc.iuaintance. AFrenchman who has got vet mas^^tered the Intricacies of the Knglish lan^^guage went to a friend the other day^for information and advice. ^Can w.n^tell me.^ he said, ^vat it ee* dees^vat^v.u call^^pole bear^ Vat ees a pole^hear, eh^ Apolar l^ear^ 'Yea. Vat doe* it do^^^Oh. it Just sits on Hie KM and eats^fl^h Vat^ And I shall do that * Nevaire!^Nt v aire' Not 01 all!^^W hat do you mean^^^^Veil, a man In de hoarding housc^v.n I le. ve h. die and they shall sny to^me vill I be a polar bear for heeiu. 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