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eealth .or sou up in the vi
vOrl ' muntiong, ..bt
* ame." replied the gen
iuth ta miniature "iory
dwhich was attached
lephant5, oh, and brought
S a dthe chase?"
i5 Theadventure was such
. ne that I felt disposed to
:a memernto, and so had this
t. e from the tusk of the ele
sCw ich so nearly finished my
i U, general, I should like to hear
S.itltprovided =the telling will not en
thed recollection of any unpleas
tNo.iadeed, not at all. Were such
thencase I would not wear this," and
.itie.igeneral twirled .the ivory head
jtween his fingers. "But there's not
ili to 'tell, after all, and perhaps I
am diepof to magnify the danger.
"At the conclusion of the war I do
aied to go north, having been in
 irmpoed that lions, elephants and oth
er ;large game were abundant. I had
pit-in five days in Msiris land, reach
'ing the native village of Mpweto on
Ab eoevning of the fifth day, without B
i nsii sighted an elephant, although a
ealspoor , was there in plenty, and
` alhuncant evidences were encounter
e:4dlch showed that large numbers
the animals were in the immediate
ity. I accordingly resolved to re
S'main .at Mpweto for a few days, and
the morning following my arrival
there, I started out, accompanied only
by my extra gun bearer, a native
named Umbolalla, with the hope of f
encountering the game I sought.
"A few miles east of Mpweto there
is a circular plain, probably a mile
in diameter, almost entirely sur
rounded by forest. Upon approaching :
this plain, it became evident that my
quest was at last ended, and that my
eyes were to be gladdened by the
sight of an elephant, for the frequent
trumpetings of a large bull-elephant
were distinctly audible. Pushing rap
idly ahead in the direction of the
trumpeting, we arrived within sight
of the plain, and there, standing in a
clump of small trees upon whose ten
der branches he was feeding, was the
largest elephant it had ever been my
good fortune to see. Cautioning Um
bplalla to keep close to me with the
extra gun, I maneuvered around for
some time, endeavoring to secure a
position from which I could fire a
shot which would prove fatal, but the
frequent movements of the elephant
rendered this impossible. Becoming
impatient at the delay, I finally risked
a shot, the bullet lodging, as I after
wards learned, in the beast's left
shoulder, producing only a painful
and irritating wound, without in the
least impairing his vitality.
"With a screamn of rage, the huge
animal plunged wildly through the
forest and out into the open, running
straight across the plain. Snatching
the extra gun from Umbolalla, and
telling him to follow as soon as he
had reloaded the empty gun, I set out
in pursuit, hoping to get another shot.
The trumpeting of the wounded ele
phant was terrific, and he had nearly
tcldiHke to.hesar of It,'
the toroet on the opposite
ntuamlaed ,and fell, the
as it Strauck the
the trepokt, the
jia ls elight, and, <ob.
-rea $areloas aded
ýM1 i.1
ý ý" 1 tý 1 1 \ 1 IY f7 ýý.
g baei-anhis gun "and; wred t pointy ip
bilp.a at the massive head of the a .e- t
41batU, width by :this ltime was 'w less u
h-n twent feest, t -isn.' Providaee esh
maust surely `have guided that bullet, el'
fr it .entered the right eye, .ad with: iy
one hait ear-split g scream, the $2
monstrous bulk tottered add. tell.
'"Aroused, undoubtedly, by the dying
ibream of the elephant .wlh had,
naust fallen, iad . ltch Was obably M
the leader of the herd. there appear
ed from the forest which surrounded
the plain, a herd which in points of' bc
numbers outdid anything I had pre
viously encountered, and I flatter my- o0
I ti
This plan worked well.
self that I have, in my time, seen con
siderable of them. In fact, it seemed '
as if all the elephants in Africa were 0
assembled at .that particular place, a,
and were bent on my destruction. si
With trumpetings which were deaf- e
ening, they came rushing towar us i
from every point of the conm s. s.
Flight was impossible, for we were 11
entirely surrounded, nor was there a
distance of even ten feet between the n
foremost ones, and as the leaders in b
this magnificent charge neared us, of ii
course even this space was narrowed. p
"I felt that my time had come, for, a
unfortunately Umbolalla, in his haste e
to reach me before I was crushed by
the wounded elephant, had dropped u
the ammunition, and we were with- e
out arms other than my two army re- b
volvers and Umbolalla's assegai, a r
weapon without which no native Afri- 1
can can be induced to enter a forest. r
The bullets from the revolvers would
have proven as effective against the
tough hides of the elephants as from
a boy's sling-shot, and I did not,
therefore, deem it worth an attempt 3
to use them, nor did it then occur to t
me, as I remember it now, that I had a
them with me. t
"Then it was that a most remark- i
able thing occurred. You know what i
will happen if you place a number of
moving bodies at an equal distance 1
from each other, upon the circumfer
ence of a circle and start them to
ward the center? Well, that is just
what happened in this case! Those I
elephants in the lead reached the cir
cumference of the smaller circle at
precisely the same instant, and there I
they stuck, utterly unable to approach
an' inch nearer!
"Not only had the terrific momen
tum of their huge bodies served to
wedge them tightly together, but be
hind the elephants comprising the
inner circle were scores and scores
of others, each possessed by an un
controllable desire to get at the some
thing which formed the center of the
circle of which they were the cir
cumference, and serving to hold fast
in their positions the elephants on the
inner circle.
"Conceive, if you can, the picture
of two men seated upon the carcass
of a dead elephant, surrounded by a
living circle of other elephants, and
these in turn pushed and crowded and
wedged in still more tightly by hun
dreds of others! The elephants on
the inner circle might as well have
been trees, so far as their powers of
locomotion were concerned. With al*
most over-powering trumpetings, they
awayed from side to side, lashing
each other with their trunks in their
rage, but absotlutelry unable to stir
either forward or backward. Al
though I had, but a few moments be
fore, resigned myself to a speedy and
apparently inevitable death, the hu
mor of the situation now struck me.
and 1 rolled from the carcass in a
violent paroxysm of laughter.
"To make a long story short, it was
a simple matter, considering the po
sitlon in which we had the herd, to
finish a few of the elephants nearest
us by well-directed shots from my re
volvers, as a bullet penetrating the
U* eye would readily reach the brain. We
he bad 'itlled perhaps half a ,dosen in:
e this manner, the' bodies retalntng
toheir t'rigbht position in the circle
b- thlough the pressure of others, when
d Umabolala ,tenliade4 me that -,t-e -e
I-oaiasi , .revoter e-itidges ight,
isshbse La m an d that ae emuild
pointhe :
tation to"
.From 4Cacrod >
shippenda tre
elephamts to d
ivory was disposef of: 'at'
$300.,-. - ... .
Most of Us Ham :-. Pitl lid.. This.
Oirsst lon. '
"Got a match about 1 6 asted th *
bookkeeper of the chief rburyet , .
"Wonder you woulinj't b.y !matches.
once in a while!" .grow.led the uyesr; W
'"I'vebeen supply.ing,.uwih atdhe~ is
for years"
'I never -buy .matches,'" said the at
bookkeeper. "It Is my pet economy.
Nearly every man has one."
And the bookkeeper "was right.
Nearly every man has a .pet economy, til
and will go to a- great 'length to Ip
dulge it. At a city club they still tell, n
of a -worthy old member who was par-* i
ticular about using a certain -kind of -it
soap, but was not willing to buy it. ai
They used the soap at the club, and he bl
took the cakes as fast as he needed
them. hi
Whe same spirit of economy in small fr
things makes other people stuff them
selves with bread in order that no T
,butter may be left on their plate and
wasted. Hundreds of men would not L
dream of buying a lead pencil. To
save buying stationery others write
their letters at hotels. And so it goes. is
It is not so much the actual money ki
saved that moves people in these lit
tle schemes; rather an inborn desire bi
to economize in something. a
immense Cattle Ranch. oi
A dispatch from Austin, Tex., says 0
W. C. Greene of New York and three
other Americans have purchased a
solid tract of land, situated in the
state of Sonora, in northern Mexico,
embracing 7,500,000 acres. This land
is now being inclosed with a four- g
strand wire fence, and is to be the
largest cattle ranch in the world. g
The tract is 125 miles long and 100 d
miles wide. More than 7,000 miles of
barbed wire will be required to fence
it. It is estimated that this vast ranch
property will afford pasturage for
about 50,000 head of cattle in its pres- 6
ent raw condition.
The usual western- ranch will fur- t
nish grass for about thirty-six head of
cattle to a section. This number is to
be greatly increased on this Mexican ,
ranch by means of forage crops. It is
proposed to establish an immense ir
rigation system on this land and to I
give much attention to farming. g
A Question of Sex. I
A bright little Washington girl, four i
years old, who is a descendant of Go
bright, the veteran journalist of a dec
I ade ago, shows a decided ability to
think and decide for herself quite up i
to the standard of her brainy ances- a
t tor.
f She was repeating her prayers at
e bedtime recently, the Lord's Prayer
first, and, as is her habit, winding up I
. with petition for blessings on the vari
t ous members of the family of both 1
e sexes. But this time, when she came i
to the conclusion, she hesitated a mo
t ment as a new idea struck her, and
e then in a most devout tone added:
b "Amen and a-women!"
"Why, daughter, you must not say
i. that! What did you say 'a-women'
o for?" asked her mother in suripklse.'
S "Well," replied the young phlloso
e pher, "didn't I pray for women as well
s as men?"-Lippincott's.
"Talked About."
SThe neighbors talked about her nearly
0 everywhere they met;
r- They talked about her till she died; they
at talk about her yet.
The high and low all spoke of her, as
e did the old and young,
And every gossip tossed her name upon
'o her nimble tongue.
'Twas she who kissed the baby first and
a blest its happy birth;
id 'Twas she who helped to guide its feet
id through all the paths of earth;
"Iwas as.e who watched beside the bed
whereon the dying lay,
' *Twas she who soothed the stricken
re friends when one was called away.
The neighbors talked about her nearly
everywhere they met;
5y They talked about her till she died; they
g talk about her yet.
ir They talked about her wondrous lhands.
her heart so full of. love,
Ir And now the angels talk of her who
L dwells with them above.
e- -Nixon Waterman in L. A. W. Bulletin.
u Only Trying Bait.
e. There are many ways of dabbling
a in the piscatorial art, but Abe Eur
Imgame, who was up before Justice
as Rose for fishing on Sunday, gave
yo- a peculiar reason for his
to Sabbath operations. "You see,
st squire, I was experimenting on a new
re- kind of bait ~for the Beaver Creek fish.
he I tried it in the river and caught:lots
e of fish, but it didn't work on Beaver
ln Creek.
-" "I was only experiauleatl g ~wlth nmy
hle balt when those people, h6ught I was
en A-lshan'" he pmonostitate.
e Tat! eettdihii a e
~,r ~led )It ii~Ure~
S ithle engiiane," -related Sir
;Ui.i;:!mta ` `db n blow off
steam: At from the'iPeeralship
bal Kme sarn.tozgfe, :and suddenly an A'
ruCsrhed lia. my-engine Idooi i
ahd , t-a aevolver .to my head.. He
-as t io a riage, and -told me I had
00etis4he alves -and. was trying- to-.W
sinak the steamer. -i must close them!
at once.
I asked him who he was, and
he answered:
"'I'm the engineer o;f the dteamer T
that has taken you.'
- "'I can't- believe you are the engi
neer.' I said, 'or you would have a
dpanner -or an ,oil-can in your fist, In- '7
-stead of fooling about with a pistol,
and you would know that I am only
blowing off a bit of steam.' " T
At this cool reply the officer dropped
his pistol, and the two were soon good
Lilias Haggard, Aged Nine, Is Now in
Admirers of Rider Haggard's writ.
ings will doubtless be interested in gi
knowing that his youngest daughter, st
9-year-old Lilias, who striking resem- w
bles her father, already has developed
a taste for writing. She has recently tl
completed a romance in which most w
of the characters come to fearful ends. ei
In this, her first attempt, she shows
the, influence of her father's weird si
romances, says the Philadelphia In- p
quirer. al
The Haggard family formed an in- tl
teresting picture at an "at home" a
given by them recently at the Hall, I
Ditchingham, England. Mrs. Hag- s1
gard, handsomely gowned; her eldest ci
daughter, in white silk, embroidered as
with silver; the second daughter, Dol- n
lie, who will soon be presented; the I
little Lillas, and the writer himself a
formed the home party. One of the E
guests was a brother of Mrs. Haggard. d
who is Consul in New Caledonia, and b
the original of Captain Good, in "King '1
Solomon's Mines." t
The novelist, tall, loose-limbed, and
with a peculiar swinging gait, looking
not unlike one of his own heroes, took
his friends through the hothouses to
look at the orchids. The love of those
flowers with him amounts to a passion.
He would rather talk flowers or farm
ing than of literature or,art.
Colorado Celery for the East.
Colorado celery is this year for the p
first time being shipped East. From a
an insignificant business of a few t
years ago it has developed to an enor
mous industry. Three years ago such
ra thing as shipping celery to the
I eastern markets was unheard of. But
a few enterprising spirits decided to j
I make the experiment and were amply
e rewarded for their efforts. The re
turns were so large that the next year
I they shipped nearly their entire crop
East. Since then the business has
developed rapidly, and this year will 1
I be the banner season of them all.
' Nearly twenty-five cars have been
shipped, and-a conservative estimate
for the season would be that not less 1
1 than forty cars will be shipped alto
gether. As each carload will easily
average 24,000 pounds In weight, it
means that fully 960,000 pounds of
Scelery will be used for export trade
y alone.
The Father's Hand.
n I am a child in the darkness,
A little frightened child.
Tlhe winds are moaning about me,
d And the storm in my heart is wild.
SMy fear would increase to terror,
it Only, wherever I stand,
It is mine to feel. for my comfort,
id The clasp of my Father's hand.
in Duty has ordered me forward,
y. But I am afraid to go.
The work is too great for my doing,
Iy So little I see and know;
And yet I can find my courage
!y And obey my Lord's command,
And I'm not afraid to go onward
Es. With the clasp of my Father's hand.
to It is true that the end is coming.
And my mystery, like a shroud,
n. Hangs over the parting waters:
- I should fear to enter the cloud,
But that this is my happy secret
As I wait awhile on the strand,
ig Closer and yet more tender
Grows the clasp of my Fathler's hand.
1 --.arianne Farningham in Christian
e World.
5s Record of Life Saver.
SBixteen children have been rescued
Sfrom drowning this season by Walter
h, Turrell, a Yarmouth (England) ferry
ts man, who has saved 29 lives alto
er gether
S Our Loesse in Spanish War,
as rWhe': United States employed 274,'~T7
men in the war with :-ain. .;Her to
es 9i.hSe waerr. &O7 ofcaeri and 2,803
In hteeada .uat o l
heb1dou;eathe Over.o
laa" - rail .
Not a Snap of `the eralloused old
itaners 'cared' hey .
For : the pdangers awaiting 'them out
i onl te plains
As 4her yelled at-their bullstand went
.lttg away ,
In tlbh alkail dust of the .low-mov
ug @tralns.
Away through t i e billows of ldcker
S lug heat,
. Upheld by courage that never cotild,
*With a:.asneerr.torthe perils they knew
they would imeet
SWhile pounding along on the rOer.
land trail.
The signal from scouts who were
dleething ahead; '
The parking of wagons with panic
less haste:
The wild savage yells that Would
waken the dead;
The Indian sally defiantly faced.
The battle, the flight of the reds in
Bishop's Pious Fraud
Exposed by Editor
At an informal clergymen's dinner
given the other night some excellent
stories current among the local clergy
were related.
One of the most enjoyed was told of
the late esteemed .Bishop Latane,
who was sufficiently broad-minded to
enjoy a joke even at his own expense.
The bishop was once making a
series of visits to the then scattered
parishes of Canada. It was summer,
and the clergyman, worn down from
the winter's work, resolved to take
advantage of this opportunity for
mental relaxation and to preach the
same sermon at each of the several
churches visited. So he wrote one
sermon-a good, strong stirring ser
mon, and without another line of
manuscript started on his journey. It
was preached at first at St. John, N.
B., and received the appreciation it
deserved; but its very excellence soon
became a source of embarrassment.
The vestrymen of several parishes
thought the sermon too good to be
Evolves New Theory
of the Human Soul
There is a somewhat remarkable t
theory of man's soul and earthly ex- e
istence that is set forth in Orlando r
Smith's book, "Eternalism." His i
argument may be briefly indicated by e
the following quotations:
"It is usually assumed that the in- I
dividual is created at his birth by a
divine power, or by the processes of
nature. Now, we cannot deny that I
some individuals are born good and I
others bad, and it seems, to be im
possible to reconcile with infinite jus
tice the theory that one individual is I
created-'compelled to be'-with a I
noble character and another individ
ual with a vicious character.
"What we loosely call creation and
annihilation are really transforma
tions of old matter, .qd force, old
thought, old spirit. The universe,
matter, force, and the essence of all
things being immortal and eternal,
How Bishop Nicholson Revealed His
Largeness of Heart.
Rt. Rev. Isaac Lea Nicholson was in
the lumber region of northern Wiscon
sin. The little church was crowded to
the doors, many people standing.
A woman, holding a little child, be
came uneasy as the latter began to
whimper. Those near her began to
The bishop spoke louder. The baby
followed his example and developed a
lusty scream. Men and women nearby
whispered to the woman to remove the
child. The poor mother tried in every
way to quiet the' child, but without
The bishop, proceeding with his
sermon, recalled that his trousers
pocket had contained some gum drops
that had been stored there as a pre
caution in case of irritation of his
throat, which had been causing him
some inconvenience. He felt for his
pocket while continuing to speak, now
at a fortissimo scale; there were still
a half dozen gum drops remaining.
r Pausing in his remarks, the bishop
walked quietly to the pew where the
. embarrassed woman held her child,
and, patting the latter on the head,
put one of the candles n its maouth.
The effect was -instantaneoas. The
sugar coating quieted the child.
The bishop ipndead the .remaining
Sgum ;drops to'.th another.
'"Don't 5oout;" 4he sgia; "t*e Will
ý' 3v rilieadlivelpstti '' ·~t"
Yet ewt "
Yet linger.. aa 8dam "of tb1 `prt.
thae ftst laye eh
While pending al4 .
here as song on. the li Oi
- that arr e., gon e -
Are now ibut -iblurf upao nmo17r5.
When -the fastesOLt. freighte was by
bull pwer driawn
And' the fastest express was the
lumbering stage.
The tourist who now in rare luxury
In palace car over the glitterinkg
Gives never a thought to the valiant
old soulp
Who pounded along on the Over
land trail.
-James .Barton Adams, - in Denver
lost, and in turn besought the bishop
to allow the whole tr portions of it
to be published in their locl papers.
Booked to preach in thirteen parish'es
before he concluded in Ontaria, the
clergyman warded off, with one ex
cuse or another, this threatened ex
posure of his one and only oratorical
effort, but when the last parish was
reached and the last sernhon deliver
ed he yielded gracefully to persuasion
and committed the manuscript to the
publisher's hands. Alas for the bish
op's precautions. It had been his
unvaring custom to jot down at the
end of a manuscript the places in
which that special sermon had been
preached and the dates of its delivery.
The Canadian manuscript had proved.
no exception to the rule. The eftitor
of the local newspaper published the
sermon in full, with the addition of
"preached at" followed by the dates
of delivery and the names of the thir
teed parishes of Canada.-Baltimore
then the soul of man, wtich is the
essence of man, must also be im
mortal and eternal, uncreatable and
indestructible, pre-existent and after
"Building on this theory, *Eternal
ism' teaches that man builds his own
character-that we are sick because
we have neglected the laws of health;
ignorant because we have failed to
improve our opportunities; fretful,
despondent, lazy or cowardly because
we have cultivated mean-spiritedness;
boasters, drunkards, ingrates, thieves,
liars or murderers because we have
dishonored ourselves-that we reap
as we have sown-that each one is
what he has made himself in his pre
vious existence-that man is forever
working out his own damnation or his
own salvation-that he may rise to
divine altitudes or. fall to the level
of the reptile or the insect."
'----- ----- ----- --- ---Y---
After the service the bishop, accord
ing to his custom. greeted the people
as they emerged from the church. The
mother, with the baby-now quiee'and
contented-approached him.
"Oh. sir," she Said, "iL was so g~od
of you to give those candies to my
baby. I had walked and carried the
baby five miles, from a lumber camp,
just to be here at this service. I am
a church woman, and I could not
leave the baby behind, and so ba.ly
wanted to come. The men wanteC me
to go out, but I couldn't do it."
"Is the baby baptized?" asked :zo
Oh, yes, sir; I'm a church woman,
but I live oft where I can't often get
to church, and the baby had to .go witb
In a Different Book,
There are drawbacks even to popu
I larity, and many a young clergyman
or village doctcr might be glad to take
i refuge in flight as told in this clip
ping from the Boston Courier sent by
I Ray A. Spencer, Ayer, Mass.
A story is being told of a clergyman
whose Jokes are not many. His first
curacy had proved rather trying, ow
Ing to the presence of so .many ladies,
411 too eager to help him. He s0on
quitted the neighborhood, and soame
tune after, meeting his suecesor, -
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