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BIG EVENTS OF 1898 FORETOLD BY ASTROLOGERS, SEERS AND MEDIUMS. TO foresee com Ing events is the noblest power of the human mind, distin gu i s in g mankind ft-O— o—o— O-ft I I ? DR. BUCHANAN, ? o o 1 Psychologist. I ? I ft— O— O— O— o— O— o-ft from animals. Its basis is a clear per ception of the nature of things, and the power of grasping many causes that may co-operate in producing a result. Sagacity may make simple predic tions, but it requires great breadth of mind to reach surprising results. There are some who can look at a promiscuous heap of any material and make a correct prediction of its weight I — that is mathematical sagacity. There are others, like the late John C. Breckinridge, who can tell almost ex actly the result of an approaching election— that is mental breadth com bined with sagacity. But there is something beyond this —a prophetic power, which has always been recognized by mankind, which sometimes comes -without apparent premeditation, as in the famous case of Cazotte at the beginning of the French revolution, who terrified a small group of the French aristocracy and literati in Paris by telling each one of his coming death within six years, and his own death included, excepting one— Harpe, an infidel, who he predicted would become a Christian. Every prediction was strict ly fulfilled. We have also a great many predictions by individuals of their own death. Forty-five years ago I published the prediction of General Bern of Hun gary, who gave the exact date of his own death and said he saw it men tally on his tombstone. It was literally fulfilled. How are these things to be ex plained? The explanation is that the soul of man has powers that transcend the action of his brain, and when there is a partial emancipation of the soul, as in a trance or dreaming, or ap parent death, reach far beyond the common reasoning faculties. I know several who have prophetic presenti ments, and the Royal Academy of Medicine In Paris long ago recognized the fact that . mesmeric subjects in their trances made correct predictions of the course of disease or fate of patients. The famous Captain Riley, whose travels in Africa fascinated all boys in my juvenile days, had one of these marvelous prophetic experiences, which has never been published. I learned of it from his son. Captain Riley settled in Ohio. Being engaged with his neigh bors in raising a log house for a friend one of the timbers fell and struck him on the head. He was knocked down insensible and supposed to be killed. He lay unconscious at home several days, and when he recovered told his family that he had not be_en really unconscious but had found himself in the spirit world, where he met old friends. He had no desire to return to earth, but they told him that he had to return and live thirteen years longer; that after returning he would revisit Africa and also France. He had no expectation of. making such visits, but he did go to France to consult a surgeon, and When there visited Africa. The family never alluded to the pre diction of his living only thirteen years, trusting that it was a mere il lusion; but in the thirteenth year he visited New York and sailed from there to the West Indies. On the voy age, without any apparent disease, he died sitting in his chair, apparently of old age. The writer claims no spiritual or prophetic power, but considers the future a matter of calculation from scientific data, for -the whole visible universe moves with mathematical regularity in stated periods, which are well known. This stamps periodicity ! on everything. Hence, the laws of periodicity apply not only to sunspots, meteors, climatic conditions, storms, earthquakes and epidemics, but to | many conditions affecting human life. j I have a record of many epidemics and earthquakes correctly predicted by others. Professor Falb of Vienna and Com ; mander Morrison of the British navy have made very successful predictions of earthquakes. Commander Morrison predicted, twelve months in advance, the months and the location of an earthquake on the northern coast of South America which occurred in 1853. Such events are largely controlled by , "---WIBBiC- - ■ ■ . HOW I WOULD AMEND THE GOLDEN RULE PEACE on earth, good will to men! What effect has that say ing had upon the earth? If we judge by the history of human beings since the celestial choir uttered the words "Peace on earth, good will to men," it is hard to believe that they have had any particular effect. These words are sup posed to have been said by angels to the shepherds In commemoration of the birth of Christ. Now. if the life of Christ, as it appears, in the New Testament, had been in accordance with those words the effect might have been different; but Christ himself, ac cording to the Testament, said: "I come not to bring peace, but a sword. I come to set father against son and mother against daughter." From this it would appear that the celestial choir, in commemoration of hit* birth, sang the wrong hymn. Wefa. The New Testament is a mixture of the generous and the malicious; of the benevolent and malevolent. Side by side with this doctrine of peace on earth, good will to men, is found the ; dogma of eternal pain, so that the mes sage of good will seems to come from a being who intends to take eternal' revenge. On account of this frightful dogma there was no peace on earth and there was but little good will toward men. People who said "Peace on earth" waged war against all who differed from them in belief. The peo ple who said "Good will to men" found ed inquisitions, invented and used in struments of torture. j In my judgment the effect of what is called Christianity has been bad. When the church had power there was no liberty in Christendom and there was no progress. Science was detested by the church, and men who were en deavoring to ascertain the facts in nature were denounced as blasphemers and infidels. For many centuries there was nothing but hypocrisy, ig norance, fear, cunning, persecution and slavery. Of course there were many who honestly believed the creed; many who sincerely worshiped the subject to calculation, as was believed by Kepler, and these principles were applied by Dore to the law of storms and winds. ___Bm That there Is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads to success is an old opinion, but when the tide is likely to come no one has ever calculated. The critical times are de termined by laws which control the life of every individual and the prog ress of nations, which certainly hold good in reference to our own country as to its prosperity and its calamities. These laws indicate plainly a terrible time for this country be tween the years 1909 and 1916. We have but twelve years to prepare for. a political and social convul- THE SAX FRAXCISCO CALL, SFXBAY, DECEMBER 19, 1897. sion which will not be free from bloodshed. I can speak of this with the confidence that belongs to science. I can speak with equal confi dence, but with less precision, of coming trouble with our Chinese population. Their presence will not be tolerated. If they remain here China will find cause of of fense in their treatment. It is highly important to perfect ar rangements for their exclusion. If any means can be devised to in duce their emigration before the crisis arrives it should be done. They should be told distinctly that their prolonged stay will be dang- being they called God; many who de nied themselves and inflicted tortures upon themselves, thinking that in that way they could secure eternal happi ness in another world, but the gen eral effect of the creed has been bad. Since the words "Peace on earth, good will to men" are supposed to have been uttered Christendom has been filled with war, and people called Christians or rather nations called Christians— are the most warlike of the world. Christians now have armie3 amounting to several millions of men. They have hundreds of iron-clad mon sters filled with missiles of death float ing from port to port, ready to destroy and kill. Every Christian nation is guarded by fortifications to prevent other Christians from cutting their throats. The Gatling and Maxim guns, the needle rifles, the Krupp cannon, the dynamite shells have all been in vented by the people who said "Peace on earth, good will to men." The world is not governed by a re mark. A paragraph or two does not fix the condition or determine the des tiny of a nation. Man is governed and nations are governed by environment, by countless wants. Everywhere there is competition; that is to say, war. This war is universal. Every kind of plant fights for soil and sunshine. Every animal is fighting for food to supply its wants, to gratify its 'pas sions. Man is no exception, and through all the dead centuries men have been shedding the blood of each other. They will continue to do so until the human brain has developed to that degree that right makes might instead of might making right. When the reason becomes superior to the pas sions we will be civilized. Then there will be peace on earth. Then there will be good will to men, but not before. Man does not need preaching; he needs teaching. He does not require faith, but he is in great need of facts. So I think that good sayings, fine para graphs, have done but little toward, civilizing the human race. Has peace on earth, good will to -r-Ti-Ti ttuti rr ____■________* — ln^r TTt fcr_in FiTr-. erous. A change in the affairs of the Catholic church seems to be ap proaching. The tendency of the church in America is different from that in Europe, and when the strong grip of Leo is released by death the divergence will ap proach close to a separation, which if not accomplished then will ap pear later. Yet : possibly a liberal policy in his European successor may. postpone it. We are just now passing through adverse and dangerous conditions for storms, wrecks, fires and cy clones, which will continue the coming winter. The conditions are unfavorable to intellectual men ' of advanced age. '-* Octogenarians like myself will be in danger. I think death is approaching near an eminent American official and a royal person in Europe. As .it is . not absolutely certain, I will not mention the names. ';*■*'•■_. Dark as the general future of our country seems, I think there may be considerable alleviation in 1898. and some improvement in political progress to improved conditions. There are some favorable indica tions for reform. The coming year will be , fortu nate for Cuba and unfortunate for Spain; but I would prefer waiting a month before studying the com plex conditions of 189S, for such calculations are difficult, requiring care and research. IN the Uni ted States the first three m o nths of 1898, begin ning Decem ber 21, 1897, will prove an ■ "2-0— o— o— o— o— o— & ° LEO, o o The London o 0 Astrologer. <_> « I -Cr-O-O-O-O-O-O-^ active and favorable time for business, but not without trouble from a foreign nation and talk of war. Crime will largely increase, and murder and lynchings will be frequent and terrible. During the following three months there will be quarreling, strikes, riots and earthquakes. War is also threat ened, and disasters will be frequent and appalling. Collieries will be un safe, and the President will be in dan ger of violence from fanatical persons. From June 21 to September 23 busi ness will flourish, and the money mar ket will be steady, and buoyant. There will be a bountiful harvest and propi tious weather for gathering it. Small cattle will die in abundance, and some epidemic sickness of a fatal nature threatens. Accidents and deaths seem to be the prominent features during the last quarter of the year. The death rate in the United States will be high, and many strange and sudden deaths will occur. Railways will be unsafe and trains will be in danger of being stopped and looted. There will also be ! disasters on the sea. Queen Victoria will either be 111 dur ing the coming year or she will -lose a beloved member of her family. In for eign and political affairs much will oc cur to worry and perplex her. Her death, when it takes place, will be sud den and probably unexpected. Illness or bereavement is also threatened to the Prince of Wales, and there is some danger that the Princess will also suf fer from illness. In other respects also the year will be unfortunate for him. Quite a different picture is drawn for the Duke of York. "Fortune will be kind to him during the coming year," says the star reader. "He has a kind disposition, but he lacks the generous Impulses which his father possesses. He will make a good King and will reign many years." The Emperor of Germany will have a moderate amount of good . fortune, the only ominous sign being a danger of strained relations between his coun try and Great Britain. The Emperor should not be too overbearing. Were he King of England instead of Emperor By Robert G. Ingersoll. men" any parallel in ancient history? YES. It is said that at the birth of Buddha there was celestial music and there was a heavenly choir, and this choir sang substantially the same words. They proclaimed peace, they proclaimed salvation to the human race and universal delivery from ignor ance and evil. Substantially the same happened— or is said to have hap pened—at the birth of many of the sun-gods. Buddha was a sun-god, so was Kris! na and Apollo and Hercules, Samson, Mithra, Hermes and many others. ••'■.-. : The curious thing about the sub gods is that they all have the same biography. Each sun-god had a god for a father and a virgin for a mother. Each was born in a humble place, in a roadside inn, under a tree or in a cave, and tyrants sought to kill each of these babies. Every one fasted for forty days; every one met with a vio lent death and every one rose from the dead. Another fact every one was born on Christmas, at the winter sol stice. Samson was a sun-god. His strength was in his hair; that Is to say, in his beams. Delilah was the shadow, the darkness, and . when Samson was shorn of his beams he became weak. Afterward he rose above his enemies, as the days lengthened. The Hebrews changed this myth into the biography of a giant. As a matter of fact the life of Christ is an old biography with a new name. Christ was not a man, but a myth; not a life, but a legend. It is the old story of the war between darkness and light, between the power of good and the power of evil. The proclama tions made at the birth of the sun gods that man was to be redeemed, to be delivered from evil— that there was to be peace— to have had but little effect upon the history of the human race. Why was Christ to be heralded with , this message? Because the message -was copied from an older biography. You see there never was but one re- of Germany, ft is quite likely he would be put under lock and key.~'J__^fu_&g_J_| During the next fifteen years the sun will be in parallel to Uranus, which will cause unrest and suspiciousness In Russia. All this will harass the Czar's mind In a thousand different ways. The older he gets the more stubborn his j mind will become. Still, • the * coming year will be pretty good for -him, though during the latter part there will be seditions and plots, as usual, and his mind in consequence • will ■be irritable, and warlike. , - The health of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria will be rather, poor ' during 1898, but otherwise he will prosper. The affairs of state will proceed as usual, land the Emperor. will be more. popular than ever with his people. indeed, all will go well provided the Emperor takes good care of his health and espe cially avoids all excitement and exer tionsJ^HpßSp^ King Humbert of Italy will be in some degree of danger from the as sassin's knife, and his person should be carefully guarded. His foreign policy is likely to prove disastrous, and • he is especially likely to be dis appointed, in regard to his colonial as pirations. aagiyiH_tg_a The year 1898 does not look very promising for the King of Greece. ~ IT is im pressed upon me to say that the coming year will be in every re spect a good one for the O— O— O— o— I I ? JOHN SLATER, ° I Medium. | 0 - o 1 I jC-r-O— o— o— o— o— o— people in general all over the world. Al most from the beginning of 1898 a bet ter condition of things will prevail, and I am positive that December of '98 will be the closing month of as eminently satisfactory a year as we could wish for, Financially there will be a great er degree of soundness, as well as more confidence upon the part of investors, than in many years past. In the spring there may be some dis quietude among wage earners, and dis content that may lead to strikes, but such disturbances will be but tempo rary. I believe that many deaths will occur in the Klondike region, and that great distress will prevail there. None should venture to endure Alaska's hardships who are not physically and financially equipped for the undertaking. New dis coveries will be made, and there will be a tremendous influx of people from all parts of the world. I wish, how ever, to warn all save the strongest against the risks such a Journey as that to the Klondike entails. California will have every opportuni ty for advancement during '98, espe cially in her mining and agricultural interests. I believe that there is more gold in this State than has ever been taken out of it, and th? coming year will see a large amount of capital from the East and elsewhere brought here to develop our mines. There is a splen did future for California as a mining center. Material advancement will not be the only kind made by the people of the world during *ys. I predict an awak ening of spiritual Ideas, a healthy.ten dency to the promulgation of higher thought toward all that which elevates and refines the nature* of human be ings, bringing them more in touch with the good, the true, the beautiful. Regarding the present agitation as to war between China and Germany, it will result in nothing but excited talk. I apprehend no wars in '98, although rumors of wars may arrest public at tention. The year to come will prove one of peace and comparative plenty. Altogether, I am enthusiastic in my hopefulness for the United States and America throughout the coming twelve months. PR I N C - ess Kai ula n i will be ruler of the Ha waiian Isl ands. Should Japan get control of ft-o-o-o-o-o-o-ft I I ° MME E. YOUNG, ? ° Medium. | 0 ? 1 i ft-o— o— o-ft I the islands it would be a great detri ment to commerce; there would be more trouble, more war than we can understand. But Japan will not get it. The islands belong to the Hawaiians. It would be nothing but theft for the United States to take them. . *. The mining boom in 1898 will be only Hglon. There have been modifications and variations; that is to say, the leaves and the branches have been dif ferent, but the trunk has always been the same. Probably the first religion that was organized was the .worship of the sun. The sun was the Sky Father, the All-Seeing, and, so far as the savages understood, the probable author of all that was good. On the other hand, darkness was evil, and we now find that in our own religion, called Christianity, there is nothing original. All the doctrines are old; all the symbols are ancient; all the cere monies are moldy with antiquity. The cross was used thousands of years be fore Christ was born. Baptism is thou sands of years older than the Baptists. So the tree of life grew in India and China and in Central America thou sands of years before the Garden of Eden was planted. So the doctrine of the fall of man and the atonement are far older than Adam and Eve. So the eucharist came from the Pagans. They used to make little cakes of wheat and say, "This is the flesh of the goddess Ceres." Then they drank wine and said, "This is the blood of our god Bacchus." Bacchus was a sun-god. In other words, there is nothing orig inal in Christianity. Salvation by be lief is thousands and thousands of years older than the Christian re ligion. How much of the message "Peace on earth, good wiir to men" was intended for women, or was the entire message for men only? I suppose that the word "men" includes women; that is to say, the human race. Of course I have no idea that the heavenly choir sang any song. I have no idea that there was any heavenly choir. Neither do I believe that there was any shep herds or that any miraculous babe was born in Bethlehem. The whole thing is simply a legend— a myth. Some of It is good, some of it beautiful; some of it absurd and cruel. There are many things in the Tes tament that I like. "Blessed are the a commencement of the great develop ment In that line. We have mines in California as valuable as those in Alaska. The output of .the Copper River of Alaska will be great. Through out Trinity County, California, are belts and belts of gold, and the yield will be far in excess of anything in '49. As far south as Mexico, Guatemala and Peru mines will be opened in 1899, but the California mines and the Alas ka mines will yield beyond our expec • tations. >^__G_BBBP Gas wells and oil wells will be dis covered in California inside of two years. The gas in many places will be supplied from the earth. Southern California, the Santa Barbara and ' Summerland sections will be controlled by C. P. Huntington. He, through Treadwell, will own all the oil well dis tricts there. They are quietly buying up that country now, and the people are not aware of it. All the gas in cer tain districts will be produced from the earth. Off the bay of Santa Barbara and In Summerland are wells and wells of oil. The next three years hold three deaths for the McKinley family— the mother and wife of the President and the President himself. If he oan pass a planetary condition in the month of January, 1S91), he will hold the Presi dency the whole term. If not, he will have a sudden death. William J. Bryan will be the next President of the United States. The murderer Dunham will be caught and brought to justice next year. He is on the southeastern border of Old Mexico. He is in hiding and in dis guise. By his own hand he will cheat the gallows. . Next year Queen Victoria will pass away suddenly. After she is dead Eng land will be under a republican form of government. She is the last Queen England will have. . : .*_",; Although next year will be a year of much talk and contemplation of war, there will be none. There will be storms, earthquakes, lives lost at sea, and many fires, etc., but no war. I PLACED myself un der control on the even ing of .Sat urday, No v c mber 20, in the pres ence of sev- ft-O— O— O— o-ft I I ° MRS. J. WHITNEY, o _ . o I Clairvoyant. | ? ? ft-o— o— o— o— o-ft eral friends, one of whom kindly made notes of the statements uttered by me of which the following is the purport: I find myself surrounded by snow clad hills, mountains and valleys. I am in a good-sized town, composed of roughly constructed stores and dwell ings, among which throngs of human beings move about muffled up from the cold. Over the town there seems to hover in the air a bright fiery being, having upon his head a shining crown in which are set three brilliant stones. From these stones. there radiate bright streams of light, great rays that extend away, away into the distance, till I cannot tell how far they reach. They seem to extend beyond the horizon. Each ray is separate and distinct from the others, and takes a different direc tion. I cannot tell the exact direction, but I know I am looking southward. I ask the bright being in whose head shine the brilliant stones what may these three lines of light Indicate. He tells me that following the course of the lines of light there will be great discoveries of precious metal far more valuable than such as have previously been made. When he speaks I see thousands of men hurrying in the three directions. Then there is a change of scene. I see great quantities of gold piled up around me, and men moving about taking no notice of the riches by which they are surrounded. It seems as if the gold had lost its value. I cannot understand what this means. It either shows that gold has depreciated in value or that it is not worth the effort the men made to reach it, or that they cannot get it away from the region in which they have discovered it. As they are leaving the region I try to ascertain what the trouble is. I try to stop them, but cannot. It seems some obstacle is in the way of gaining the vast treas ure. What it can be I don't know, but there seems a dispute somewhere. It I seems as though there was some ques i tion as to who owned the great piles of | gold, and so it lies there. It seems as 1 if trouble of some kind were around it. The vision fades away. merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." That is beautiful. Forgive others and God will forgive you. That is good sense. So what is called the golden rule is good. I think it might have been a little better, but still it is good. "Do unto others as you would that others should do unto you." I do not know that we can carry that out. For Instance, if I were in prison I would like to have somebody help me to es cape. Ought I to help others •to es cape? Maybe the golden rule would be better if it was "Do unto others as you honestly believe others should do unto you." Of course this rule has been known for many, many centuries. Christ, not contented with that, went even further. He taught us to love our enemies and to return good for evil. There is no philosophy in that. One of the disciples of Confucius asked him what he thought of the doctrine that we should return bene fits for injuries. Confucius replied, "If you return benefits for injuries what do you propose to return for benefits?" My doctrine is this: "For benefits return benefits; for injuries return justice." Now that seems to me to be good, sound, sane, common sense. All these fine sayings are intended for women— that is to say, * for . all human beings, for all who have the in telligence to perceive, to understand. While I do not believe that these dis connected sayings have controlled the course of human events, still I believe that a good thought has never quite been lost. Every philosophic utterance bears fruit. Every good, kind, gener ous sentiment has its influence. Still, it. is better to do a good thing than simply to say one, and a noble life is more convincing than any possible form of speech. - After drawing the direction of the rays as seen by me while in the clair voyant state, I find that one line point ed south "forty-seven degrees twenty eight minutes west; another south thirty-two degrees nineteen minutes east, and the third south thirty-seven degrees nine minutes east. In this di rection from Dawson City, where I be lieve I was during the vision. I there fore apprehend future discoveries of great importance will be made. Some dispute will arise in connection with those discoveries. This will occur in the immediate future," probably during 1898. ' -ISSS9- I am unable to decide on the meaning of that portion of the vision which deals with the value of gold, but am inclined to think that it relates to the intrinsic value of the metal. Of course this is merely an individual opinion. ■_*rie vision may have a totally different)/, interpretation, though my impressions' k on subjects such as this, on which I* have no knowledge. whatever, are gen erally found to prove eventually cor rect. _____ BEGIN ni n g with the first day of next August, at 12 o'clock noon, seven years of pro gression, ft— o— O— O— o— O— O-ft I I °Prof.EH.MOELLER.? 0 ■ ° 1 Astrologer. I ? l ft-O— o— o— o— o-ft such as the city has never yet seen in the same length of time, will follow. Our citizens will shake off "heir leth argy and unite in many movements for San Francisco's advancement. They will no longer wait for Eastern people to come here and gather in the harvest. A better feeling will prevail in busi ness circles. Vast improvements will be made. The city in which we now live will steadily [jterease In popula tion until it becomeislhe second largest metropolis in the ITitfted States. Her fame will extend .-.round the world, so rapid will be her progress. Commencing at. 0:90 o'clock on the morning of September Sth of the pres ent year, an era of prosperity was in augurated for the State. According to the horoscope cast for the Golden State, this era will last four years. During this period the population of Californ s^ will be doubled. 'gsgg_ , Jl : —tt*-* '•/*■-*, SHE GOT THE DOG* Into the house wandered the other day a little black pup which had strayed from somewhere in the big world outside, to temporary shelter. A lump of coal could not have been more ebony, nor could four short legs have supported a more roly-poly body. It was raining, and my friend, who is not over-fond of the canine race in gen eral, cleaned the little creature's mud dy paws and coat, fed him, and took him to her hearth, if not to her heart. Later a neighbor's child came in and made friends with the dog. The little maiden was loth to part with her new found playmate* when the afternoon was over, saying that she wished Santa Claus would bring her a dog exactly like that one. It was evident that her faith in the Christmas dispenser of Joy was no so strong but that she would be giad to secure the coveted pup in ad vance. A' dog in the hand was worth two in the stocking, any December day. The next morning, before breakfast time, she appeared with shining eyes and eager smile at my friend's door. "I know a little girl what lost a dog," she said, triumphantly. Whether a scheme for gaining the desired treas ure had induced a subterfuge, or whether a really dogless little girl had promised him to her, should she find him, my friend to this moment can merely guess. "It was a black and white one that the little girl lost," went on the small visitor. "This one is all black," replied my friend, whereupon the child looked dis concerted. "The one that was lost had a little bit of white under the chin, I flnk/V she answered. Hi Doggie's chin, duly examined, fall* W to reveal a single snowy hair*.. Agav-W the child was nonplussed, but only for a few seconds. "It used to be white," she insisted, stoutly, the baby face brightening. "I dess it must have rubbed off." She got the dog. HOW HE PfllD HIS BILL. A young fellow arrived in the Randsburg mining district with about $30 in his pockets. About a half hour after arriving- a telephone message came to the Constable to arrest and hold him on the grounds of having jumped his board bill at Randsburg. The Constable took him in charge and brought him over to the telephone of fice and called up the Constable at Randsburg to tell him what he had done, and also to find out what he should do with him. He was informed that the prisoner owed a board bill there, and that, including costs, etc., it would Just take $36 15 to square him self, or go back to Randsburg and face his music. The prisoner protested, saying that he did not owe more than $14 at the most, and said he would have to go back. In the meantime the Constable took his man across the street to a saloon, where they had a few drinks (paid for by the prisoner), and then to a back room, where a poker game was in progress. The prisoner, soliloquizing that h* had just as well go back "broke as'" short a few dollars, asked permission to "set in," which was readily granted him, the Constable also "setting in." In just three hands after he "set in" the prisoner won a cool $150. handed tha Constable $36 25 and asked to be released, which was immediately done, the Constable telephoning his asso ciate in Randsburg not to come, as the money had been paid up. A short while after the operator at Randsburg called up and said the orig inal complaint had only been made for $14, and upon finding that the man owed two or three other small bills the Constable in Randsburg included them in the complaint, which made it run up to $36, thus "killing several birds with one stone." The young fellow left town that night on a first-class ticket, instead of the "bean pass." STAND BY TO SfIVE THE PIG It was on a sailing ship bound *' round the Horn." The fare of the common sailors was, as usual, none too. good, but the skipper, however, was fond of a good meal, and two fat pigs penned in on the. deck gave promise of one day enriching his table with fresh pork— a luxury on a sailing ship outward bound for a long voyage It happened that one of the ■ porkers managed to escape from his pen and ambled about the deck with the easy" air of proprietorship, which became the j pet and pride of the captain. Not be ing accustomed to the peculiar actions of a ship he wandered a little too near the edge and a lurch threw him over-, board. £ In great distress the cabin-boy, *vrh» was an excitable little fellow, rantajßt to inform the captain of the mishap but being hurried and confused he in formed that worthy that there was "a man overboard.'*_J|HHßSi_t______i Man overboard," quoth the captain. "Well, we can't do anything for him in this sea but pray." "It isn't a man, sir; it's a pig," chimed in a Jack Tar who stood near by. "The pig! Good heavens! Lower away the boats!"