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VOLUME XXVI1. ACCOMAC C. H., VA., SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1908. NUMBER 37. -Ul tho Bethlehem manger, bat you ctn* h pi : and tin Barloo* of bartoti and ot thia sacred book, which will lead yon f\ "??. n..t tn I toilny to kneel :i( the foot of the cross MM fPS un NFRVF B. T. GUNTER, President. Vf. C. PARSONS, Cushier. VERNON BURTON, Asst. Cashier. Farmers and Merchants National Bani ONLEY, VA. Customers extended every accommodation consist? ent with conservative banking. Strictly a home institution. ? The smallest depositor re? ceives as prompt and courteous t Raiment as the largest. Managed entirely by our home people. We Pay ttnterest omi Te os lt JOHN & PARSONS, Attorney-at-Law, Aceomac Courthouse, Va. Will practice In all courts of Aceo? mac auu Northampton Oouuties. I EN T. GUNTER, Aitorney-at-LaiaW, Aceomac C. li.. Ya., Will practice in all the courts ol Aceomac and Northampton counties S. JAMES TURLINGTON Attoruey-at-Law, Offices Aceomac C. H. and Fai Oa ts, Ya. Practices in all the courts on tbe Eastern bhoie of Virgiuia. JNO. tt. and J. HARRY REW, Attorneys-at Law. OfflCta?Aceomac i . H. and Parks ley. At A ceo ut ac C. li., every Wed aeeday. v\ ill practice in all tue courts om the Eastern Shore of Virginia. HOY 1). WHITE, ?Attoruey-at-Law, Offices: Parksley and Aceomac (.'. II. Practices in all courts of aceomac aud Nortuauiptou Counties. Prompt aiteutiou to all business. -Attomey-at-Law, Offices: Aceomac C. II. and Ouaucock. At Aceomac U. ll- every Wednesday ind Friday. Will practice in all the courts of Aceomac and Northampton counties. JOHN E. NOTTINGHAM, JB., ?Attobnky-at-Law,? Frankton u, Va Practices in all tue courts on the Eastern Shore ut Vlrgiui ?.. Will beat Eastville and Aceomac C H. iirst day ol even court and at East? ville every Weduex I Otho F. Mears. ti. Waller Mapp MEARS vV MARI', - ?Attorneys-at-Law, ? 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In fact wc have the mosl u to-date store of itu kind on the Shore, i i oui store and tbisw convince yon oi tin Be fads We are manufacturers of all kinds ol LUM Bl and BARREL MATERIALS and retailers and Jobbers of all kinds ol FEE '1 snub as Corn, Hay, Middlings, Bran exe. PARKSLEY, VIRGINIA. DIAMONDS. SILVERWARE. CLOCK g. Upshur Qt Sturgis, JEWBTiER ONANCOCK,.VIRGINIA. Watches, Cut-Glass, and everything to be found in an u to-date jewelry store. SMALL PROFITS FOR QUICK SALES. tnr,-v*x;T3<tv*WB!r*i. a. > i OOO. i Be? iges osit left J The best advertisement of I aJL SHOES ls the Shoe itself They*are popular- Satisfied customers ^Kc them 80 SOLD & REPRESENTATIVE DEALERS ) S3.so S4.00 nauBiu.. fe Calm age Sermon By Rev. Frink De Witt Tahnage, B.D. t Les Angeles, ('ai., Mardi 8. -That tho old Bible is still the best nnd In leed thc only guide upon which man may depend for the present life and thal wblcb is to come is tbe lesion taught in this sermon. Tho text ls Acts viii, 80, "TJnderstandest thou what thou readeetl" Ot all tho narrativos and Incidents In the Bible there is not ono that ba* presses me as moro powerful and dra? matic than this conTerslon of tbe sects, tary of tbe treasury of Queen Candace's court lt occurred In the midst of a groat desert through the Instrumental? ity of a humble traveling evangelist Philip hy naino. This Ethiopian states nian evidently had hoon sent to Jeru? salem by his royal mistress on a mis? sion of Inqnlry. Methinks 1 can hear her say to this member of her privy council: "Mr. Secretary, we are not get? ting as much money from our taxes as we ought. We must learn how to han? dle heller our national system of finances. The expenses of the govern? ment are Increasing year hy year, the people are growing wealthier all the till'*-, and yet tho revenues are not keeping pare with the prosperity of our land. You had better hand over the treasury department for a little while to your deputy. Go north aud study the Bonum system of taxation. need not announce that you are going there for that purpose. 1 .ut go and keep your eves open and learn what you can. and we will reorganize the treasury department when you returu." Thus, I think, Queen Candace spoke to her chief secretary. The mission would he a welcome one to him. The Acts tells us he had gone to Jerusalem to worship. Wo may assume, therefore, that he was either a .lev.- serving a foreign sover? eign, as .Joseph served Pharaoh anti Daniel Darius, or that he was a for? eigner who had come to know the true God and, Uko Naaman, desired to wor? ship him. and him alone. As ^e had gone to Jerusalem to worship and had a Jewish hook to study as he traveled, he was evidently no stranger to Juda? ism. Tho scone changes. We now with the southern diplomat tho gates ol' historic Jerusalem. Ile sta. week after week, month after mAith. He meets all the high officials of the province. He talks wltn the Ronan governor and lils council as wau as with the men.lx?rs of the il' lue hedrln. And, strange to say, while h? is there he hears the disputes In Jeru? salem over the arrest and the trial and the sentence and the execution ole young Hebrew of the name of ivett* Christ, which had taken place ahoul seven years before. Then, as every Intelligent foreign statesman would do this secretary of the treasury of thc southland not only studies the Asea system and government of these poo pie, hut their religion as well. Hi does just as you would do If you wen to an oriental country. In India yoi would study what Hindoolsm moans if in Arabia, what IfobammedanlfD means; if in china, what Confucian Ism imans; if in Tibet what Buddhlsn means. Not only did he study the He u brew religion while in the Jewish cap h. ital, hut he also took some of theil n ,h ligious hooks along to study on hi ;(' way home. The Ride In the Chariot. The scene again changes. The stu G dious statesman of tho south ls ridm es In his chariot over the hot, hlisterln ?e dc ert ou his way south. Ho is returr lng to Queen Candace's court. In oi fler to lessen the tedium of the joanie ^ he opens one of the religious hooks c er the Hebrews, called the "Prophecy . I inti." and logins to read. While li ill reads and studies a young nnknow [*? mun comes alongside the chariot an ' ns';s him, "Understander thou wh: thoa readest?" The puzzled studei answers: "How eau I unless some oe explains this book to me? Come u] young man, and ride with me, and te me what lins prophet means." The Phillp enters the chariot and sits 1: Iii| side. Ile lieglns to rend at tho pat of the parchment which was opone This was the Messianic prophee where balah descrilied Christ as heh led ns a lamb to the slaughter. Thc Phillp said: "Cnn you not soe that tl prophecy of Isaiah has hoon fulflllec ; You heard in Jerusalem how they 1< Christ hefore Pilate. You must ha1 1 heard how he was condemned and e ecited, though he was innocent. Th tho fulfillment of the predleth yen have heen reading In this hook Isaiah. His life and death were Isaiah said they would be, and the ot er prophets descrlhed them almost plainly." Philip went on to preach him sf) forcibly and earnestly that t Ethiopian statesman became a huml child of God nnd believed nnd was hr tized. Such ls the simple nnd yet po erful story of the conversion of a f< eigner through the preaching of a si pie, earnest sorvhnt of Christ. Xow, as this great statesman sat his charlot tho open Bihle in his ha hnd homme a new book to him. full life and menning. The vague, shndo' r^mbols of the rites and ceremonies the law led up to the clearer visions the prophets, and at last the whole came plnln In the glorious appearai of Christ, a gradual revelation gil In a connected book. How such view transforms the Bible! Let study the book in that aspect morning. Would that the result in be as effectual as was the eunu study under Philip's guidance! The Chief Hero of the Bible. The Bible, in the first place, ha. chief hero. It has a central perso tty toward which its opening pages silently and swiftly moving. This line personality in Jesus Christ casual reader may not at first gb think that the story of creation nay direct or indirect connection i S. at >n Of BJ h as to be ile ip w >r m In nd of wy of of bo? les '*n us j th!?' lgbt ch's, ita nal? ani dl[ Th,| mei ha. not separate the Ural chapter or jonn with hs opening sentence, "in the be? ginning was tho word, and the word was with Cod, and tho word waa j dod," from the first rene of Genesis. Nor can you separate tho idyl of Huth from the birth of Jesus or perceive the meaning of Isaiah without connecting lt with the story of the crucifixion. The bible declares that when Phillp the evangelist climbed into the chariot of Queen Candace'a secretary of the treasury ho opened his mouth and be? gan at tho same Scripture and "preach? ed unto him Jesus." Thus we find that, no matter how far ono book of tho Bible may antedate another, they all revolve about the personality of J?SUa Christ. If you were to separate tho books of tiie bible from the personality of Je? sus they would lie as meaningless as one of the novels of Wilkie Collins ited from its central hero or hero? ine or. as ve sometimes say, "the play of 'Hamlet' With the part of Hamlet loft oul." As Dr. Saphir says: "If the Bible were Uko a collection of stones WS might select some and put aside others as less valuable and beaut ifni, and, although In such selections we Bight make gloat mistakes, we should ptill be in possession of something more or loss complete, but the Bible ls like a plant, ami all its parts ;ire no! me? chanically or accidentally connected, ' but organically united, and hence a law Of life mles here. Ho who reveres life will neither add nor take away from the beautiful plant which tho Father' halli planted In and through Christ hy thc Spirit. Nobody asserts that a man would \?- killed If you cut oil' bis hair; and bis nails, but there ls a vital union of all bis members, if you cut off my little finger I shall survive lt. but it ls my little finger you cut off, and lt is a .1 disfigurement Bo with the Bible, it is not m,e a piece of cloth you can clip undent. Il is a body ani? mated by one spirit." Thal is true. Thus, as all the different parts of the physical body lind their Ibo action in the throbbing heart, all the different parts of tho bible Hud their potency md their life giving force in the per lonality of Jesus Christ. He is the groat hero of this book. He ls the cen tor. th,- circumference, the all in all of the Scriptures. Whenever a man roads any Chapter of tia- HIMo without rind? ing Jens then he has failed to find out the chief purpose for which that chapter was written. The Origin of Jesus. Kow, who ls this bible hero'.' Where was he born? How was he born? Who wer. his ancestors'/ These are tiie questions which every author of a biography or of a novel which is only a fictitious biography answers. There the author introduces you to his hero or heroine. He finds the cradle of his ni the Indian wigwam of Pow liaim. as does the biographer of Poca? hontas, or.be surrounds yoi with the rivalries ind plots of Queen Anne's r oes William Makepeace en ba Introduces i Henry Esmond, or he tells you how King James VI. of Scotland became King James I. of England because lie was the direct descendant of Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, of Eug liMid. All books of biography natural? ly give to us the genealogical history of their heroes or heroines. They tell how they were born and what blood ls Hov. lng in their veins. So does the Bible in reference to Jesus Christ. His nativity had divine origin. His conception was miraculous. He was and ls omnipotent In power. All the prophecies foretold lt. AH history A. D. has proved it. Oh, that you and I might lind a di? vine and an omnipotent Christ in every part of thal old Ibbie! May we do ai du John Randolph, the great Vlrginli ora ior. ono day he was entertaining a family friend at dinner, and ho sab to him: "I was raised by a pious moth er?(bd bless her memory! who faugh me the Christian religion In all its re quirements. but. alas, i grew up ai Infidel if aol an infidel completely, ye a decided skeptic. Put when I be ? a man In this ns well as In polli leal and other matters I resolved b evan,inc for myself and never pin in; faith to any other man's sleeve. So bought a bible. I pored over lt am examined it carefully. I sought nm procured books for and against it. an: When my labors were ended 1 came t thia Irresistible conclusion: Tbe Bibi ls true. It would have been as eas, for an Ignorant rustic to have writte Slr Isaac Newton's 'Principia' as fo Uninspired men to have written tb bible." So may we study the Ibbie i reference to the divinity of Jean Christ May we road all the Messiai ic prophecies. May we read all Christ' miracles. May we stand at tho cradl and nt the riven tomb of Christ An In every chapter of every hook ma wo soe a divine and omnipotent Chrh as the chief hero of this book. Ma we find Christ tho center, the clrcun ference, the all In all of tho Holy Seri] tures. "Then Philip opened his mont and began at the same Scripture ac preached nnto him Jesus." Why Christ Came. FTaving asserted tbe divinity and or nipotenl power of Christ, what ne: does the Bible do? It tells us the chi. motives which actuated that dlvii life. As thc biographer of Simon Po! var Blowly and irresistibly lends yt alor : In the study of his hero until : last you find the great Venezuelan ll erator dedicating his life to the frc dom of his adopted land; aa the bio rapher of Handel tells about the t nmphs, the struggles and the defen of the gritud old musician, clinging his high ideals of sacred oratorio lol after the fickle multitudes of Loud hud turned their hacks upon him in i rision aud '??corn; as the biographers King Alfred aud Robert Bruce and Napoleon and Wendell Phillips a Florence Nightingale and Cather! Booth and Frances Willard tell wt were the chief principles which cc trolled ard inspired their lives, so t Bible distinctly and clearly tells us w Christ was bom, why he lived, why Betted and why he rose fr< the dead. He came to earth not to v a throne. He came to earth not, Hosea, to lift from the necks of I Hebrew people the hated and tyri Steal yoko of a Bonum pharaoh. came simply for one purpose?to sc and io save those that were mora ,vltli and spiritually lost. Ue came as l IUUI tia ano smilers, j in > ..... ie a ohysli lan for tl' ? who were tplrltunlly well, but for those who vole Immoral, degraded and debased. You and I may marvel at the noble leif aneri!).f tbe Marquis de La 'ayette. Born of an aristocratic lam ly, heir to title and untold riches, the iiiiunced of a beautiful yoong girl, yet ie was willing to sacrifice all for a MOT. struggling people who had no friends except the friendship and the protection of Qod At a Parisian han? nie! table be heard of what Washing? ton and lils noble hand of patriots were trying to win. At ones bo said, "I will go and help them win their liberties." At his own expense be titted out a shit) anil lilied lt with what the Amer? ican troops most needed, and in a log ho ran past the British blockade which Was trying to intercept his passage. He crossed the Atlantic and catered Wash? ington's headquarters and said: "Here, general hore are my sword and nay life. Do with them as you will. I volunteer to light under your Hag for humanity's sake." Thal was a noble, self sacrific? ing act for tho young French peer. The reading ol' that heroic act should arouse a feeling ol' gratitude in every Amer? ican breast. With quick beating heart and Hushing cheek We have road the tragic sacrifices of "the most impor? tant citizen of New Orleans," Margaret Haughey, whose name is known to ev BTJ ono in Louisiana. She was not one who could count her fortune by the ! millions. She was not a Joan of Arc, | with a physical frame knit as with j bands of stool. She was simply a poor, i fit:!, crippled girl who. lu order to earn j her living, started out as a schoolteach? er. She used to work during the day i for her own bread and butter. Then in thc evenings She started to teach (lie I.r girls and boys who had lo work during tho day and who could not get an education unless they were taught in the evenings. Her night schools grew. Out of them grew a hospital for crippled children. Her work grew un? til a short time ago all New Orleans turned out In the public parks to honor her memory. "Ah." yon say. "that was a noble life. That was a noble pur tor which to live." Its nobility consists in its resemblance to tho in? finitely greater purpose for which Je? sus came down to earth to suffer and to die. He came to suv.-a lost world. He came to give up his life for Hie lives sinful outcasts. He came that you and I might bc made uno with him in spirit and nature. 0 bord, the hook of books tells us that thou didst c. DM to save sinners aud to offer up thy di? vine lifo as a sacrifice for man's sins. Does not that word "sinner" moan me? By thy revealed word and thy tragic crucifixion I know that thoa hast come to save me?yea, to save even me. A Guide of Life. Salvation through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ is an active as well as a passive condition. It is placing our? selves lu a yielding position, so that we are willing to let the great loving arms of God encircle our hearts aud dr.iv na--<mte>-himself, but salvatlou through Christ must Ik? supplemented by the actions of a life consecrated to him and his service after we have al? lowed Christ to encircle us with his love. The Bible ls the code of conduct which we should follow after we have been saved hy his blood. It ls a col? lection of moral aud spiritual rules, which will not only teach us how ta live in harmony with God, but alsc how we should deal with men. It b not ooly .a collect!) n of rules of faith bul of rules of practice. In othei words, lt is a spiritual guidebook. Il leila OS how we should talk, how wt should walk, how wo should give, how we should pray, lt tells us how to be Uko our great prototype, Jesm christ. And if we are true christian! lt would be willful blindness to shu our eyes to its commandmetna. In tint sacred I ok there are no deac lei ter laws, as there are In some of thi statutes of our earthly governments Some years ago a noted prise light wa: to be fought in one of our easten (Hies where I was at that time living A few days before the fistic battle i parly of ministers, of whom I was om entered tho mayor's otiice to prates against lt as a defiance of law am common decency. The mayor heard v patiently; then he said: "lt Is true, gen tlemen, tho city laws forbid this con lng exhibition, but that law In the eye of most people ls a dead letter. Ther are scores and scores of laws upon ou statute booka which the people do nc expect us to enforce, and I believe thi Is ono of them. I shall allow the priz tight to go on." Wh"ther the mayor c that eastern city was right or wrong am nor here to discuss, but one fact do know?In the Bil de there are n dead lotter rules of faith or practic When Christ speaks to us In the se mon on the mount he expects us to fe low out the commandments of th: sermon. When he tells us the story < the geod Samaritan he expects us to 1 good Samaritans. There Is no use 1 you" and me to say: "Well, I am r selfish and bad. After all, I nm doi only what other church members di That ls not the question. On the gre day of Judgment (Jod will not ask | "Have you done as other people hu done'.'" but he will ask: "Have y done as I commanded you to do? Ha you done as christ would have dc had he boen in your place?" There US getting away from this deduction Bible study. The question here a now is, "Are we willing to accept 1 Bible as our rule of life?" If we not, then all we may profess to bell* as to the divinity and omnipotence Christ and the saving power of blood will avail us little. "Faith ls evidence of things uot seen," hut "fa without works is dead." Following Its Guidance. Thus the last purpose of the Bibb a natural sequence lo the other thi The Bible beautifully pictures w salvation means and the rules of c duct by which we should all press ward the mark for the prize of high calliug in Christ Jesus. lf< are you. my hearer, like the treasu of Queen Candace's court, ready look Bible truths squarely in the fa Do you realize that one road of li Journey will lead you to the precl) of a bottomless pit and the other rr which goes by the way of the cr will lead you into life everlastl With your open Ibbie In your hi "Lnderstandest thou what thou n est?" Will you follow the oleadi and say. "My alaster and my King, I accept tiiee. and I will live for thee by thy rules of faith and practice?" When Rev. Dr. Harris was dead and his last will and testament was opened it was found that he had left to each of his children as a legacy a copy of; tho Holy Scriptures. On the Hy leaf of each bible were written these three words: "None hut Christ." So today as a divine gift I would place iu youri hands an open ''.Hilo bead lt. bead lt Intelligently, bead lt as (Jod would have you read it. And then after you lune read it and determined to live by its teachings seal your consecration by writing upon tho Hy leaf these three trenchant words: "None but christ." Will you accept this bible as a gift from Cul, a rule for your faith and practice? "Underatandeat thou what thou readest?" Aye, you understand. Will you now do what you ought to do for Christ'.' [Copyright, 1908, by Louie Klopach.] Saved His Throat. The German steamer Tolosan, from Puget sound to Vladivostok, recently put Into Honolulu battered almost into junk from the fierce" lashing of wind and waves in her battle with a fright? ful hurricane. The Tolosan carried one passenger, a Qreek merchant who own? ed a large shipment of fruit that form? ed part of the Tolosan's cargo. When the storm was at its height the Greek, with a razor gloaming In his hand, fought his way against the gale to the bridge ami signaled to tiie captain that he wished to speak with him. "Will the shiji sink?" demanded the passenger. "Perhaps," replied the skipper. "Ale we going down now?" "No. We still have a chance." "Will you send word to me when there is no longer hope?" "(let oh the bridge:" screamed thc skipper. "Why do you trouble me at a time like this? Go to your room!" "But will you let mo know?" persist? ed the Greek. "I'm afraid of drown? ing, and before tho ship sinks I want to cut my throat!" The gentleman from Greece arrived at Honolulu with his throat intact, but would travel no more on the Tolosan and look passage for the orient on the liner China.- San Francisco Call. The Two Sides. Education has two sides?the mate? rial and the immaterial?and of these the immaterial ls tho nobler. But so j severe apparently is the contest among ' individuals for wages and so keen ? among nations the struggle for au 'pi. macy in commercial and industrial ! pursuits and operations that the ad I vantages of education In tbe lutellect i ual and spiritual development of man ; kind are often kept out of sight. The i Danes In Iheir people's high schools have, helter than other nations, suc? ceeded in combining the two sides ol | continuation school work. Against the I danger involved lu excessive utllltarl ! anfsm Professor Sadler utters a thnelj warning. I "Let us not Identify the world foi j which we seek to train every child 1 solely with the world of material In terosts and of visible things. Let u< not forgot In our educational plans th< weight that should he attached to th< claims of the spiritual realm whose frontiers transcend political frontier! and whose commonwealth is In heav en."?London Athenaeum. Precious Woods. Some woods are so precious that the: toll by thc pouud instead of by boan measurement French burl bring: from IQ cents a pound up. and a singh log was sold in New York for $2,5Uti It Is curious to note that the value o this wood depends upon the wart o knot which forms ou the tree whei young sud that the protuberance 1 supposed to be caused by the stlug o an Insect. The twisted burl produce In time strange combinations of Hue which lake a high polish. A more es pensive wood (han the French burl 1 a rare wood that comes from the eoas of Africa and is commonly known a amboy. This frequently sells at 20 t 28 ' ents a pound. It is a reddish brow wood, Irregularly veined, aud is held 1 high esteem for inlaying. Even ehou is sold by weight, commanding Bomi thing Uko $70 a ton.?Chicago Recon Herald. Damage of Sun's Rays to Ships. "Did you ever wonder if there WI system In the way vessels are faci when they are placed at the docks f the winter?" asked a shipping int chant aa he stood at his office wlndo 1 looking out at the winter fleet. "You will notice," he coutluuc ; "that some of the boats face one wi and some the other, from which y WOOld naturally infer that therowasi any method about it, but if you had picture of the same boats laid up ll ' year you would invariably dlscov 'ot (hat then they wore turned the otb iot way. The vessels are reversed fr( "g year to year for the reason that-4yl >?" at the docks one side Is much more < ;at posed to the weather thau the oth HS, not so much the wind and rain as t ve sunlight reflected from the water, ou "A boat wintered always In one | ve sltion will require new bulwarks a ne decking on the water side in just b ls the time required to rot the timbi of on the unexposed side. When y nd con.'dder that the decking und Ij :he warks of a ship must be entirely do newed once every seven or eight yei ive the scheme of reversing tho vos of really works a great saving."?Detr his free bress. ?"*. Fireless Stoves. Fireless or self cooking stoves wh I have been so popular lu Germany fo > ls number of years have been recen ?eo. much Improved. The early types w bat simply boxes made with double wi on- so as to retain the heat, and food to to- boiled or stewed was lirst thoroug tho heated and thea Inclosed In the 1 ow, for a sufficient time to cook by the ireii fained heat. The latest apparatus to' stated hy Deputy Consul General J. ce? Dye of Berlin to he heated by a ste feV This ls made sufficiently hot in an o dee' or over any fire, then placed In md,' cooker with the steak or roast, and oss/ box ls sealed up aud left for an h ng? or so until the food is thoroughly cc ind, e(l lin'l ^ot. WW- double boxes I >atl. Ing, frying and roasting may all ] ng3' ceed at once without cijre. UUUL.liL.UU nilU iiliiu The Story of the Last Deal In a Lively Game of Poker. A FORTUNE ON THE TABLE. ia "i ott IT? S', d, ty? ra rt a isl or ier >m Bf ?x er, he lo? ud alf .?rs 00 Oi? ls' ?. rs sci Ott leh r a tty ara ills bs h ly? lo a re? is w. me. ven the tho our wk >oll i>ro The Hand That Won the Rich Stake* and the Man Who Held lt?What Senator Sharon Had to Pay to Sat? isfy His Lingering Curiosity. There were many lively games of poker played In Sau Francisco lu the old days, aud many good stories have been told of the nerve aud coolness of the players who participated therein. The following story of one of those games was printed In a San Francisco paper some years ago: The Palace hotel lu the early days of bs existence was the arena of some big poker games. Senator Sharon was au enthusiastic lover of the game, and wheu lt happened that Senators Stew? art and Joues of Nevada and Judge Di( k Mesick "occurred" lu the hotel at the same time there was sure to be hot work. It happened upon one of these occasions that a certain Mr. Hall from boston was at the hotel. Mr. Hall was a smooth and affable gentleman and completely won Sena? tor Sharon's heart becaudc of his love for byron and his excellent memory, he being able to quote hundreds of lines of the poet's verse without a halt. Byron was Sharon's favorite bard. He had made his works his life's study, and any oue who appreciated him had a call on the senator's friendship. On a certain evening the three sena? tors and Judge Mesick met iu the hotel lobby, lt was just before dinner, and while they were chatting Mr. Hall put In an appearance. Mr. Sharon at once Introduced Mr. Hall to his friends and invited the party to dinner, which was served In Senator Sharon's room. After dinner Mesick proposed a lit? tle game of "draw." No one said nay, though Mr. Hall diffidently remarked that they did not play much In Boston, whore lie came from, but that still bo was willing to stand In and do his best. . "Look out for Hall," remarked Shar? on. "I never heard S man make that remark yet who was not to be watch? ed." He spoke In Jest, but his words were sooth. The cards were produced, and the game at a dollar ante was inaugurated. There was no limit. Now, with such veterans as Mesick, Jones and Stewart the pot v as uot allowed to get cold for lack of chipping. The men played with varying success, and things ran pretty even for an hour or so. Mr. Hall was cautious and dribbled away his checks with indifference. After oue of Hall's deals Mr. Stewart hopped In with a twenty dollar bet. Jones, evidently pleased with his baud, saw him and ?o better Mesick and Sharon were not afraid and took some of the pie themselves. Mr. Hall, the dealer, scanued his hand carefully and con Claded that there was something in lt for him. All drew?Hall one card?and then the fun began. Bound and round again went the "deft." Stewart and Jones dropped out. Mesick stood a few more raises and then retired, leaving the tight to Sharon and Hall. There was by tl'.is time $20,000 In the pot. "I'll raise you $10,000, Mr. Hall," said Sharon, his thin lips set and his voice low and determined. Hall's answer was to ring the bell, and when the waiter appeared he ask? ed him for a blank California bank check. "I presume, gentlemen, my check ls sj |0 i as cash," he said politely. "Certainly, slr," replied Senator Shar? on. "You see our checks in the pot already." Blowlj and deliberately Hall filled check, signed lt and spread the blotter over lt without u tremor. Then he pushed it quietly to the center of tho table and said: "I have seen your $10,000, senator, and go you $15,000 bettor." Sharon looked at him steadily for some moments. Hall's composure was perfect There was a half smile of confidence ou his face, but no Indica? tion of boastfulness or exeltement. "Mr. Hall," said Sharon, "I feel sure you hold the better haud, aud I do not care to waste my money. The pot ls yours, sir." Without any appearance of exulta? tion Hall raked lu the coin, bills aud checks, separated them and put them lu his pockets. Meanwhile his hand lay face down upon tbe table. "Mr. Hall," said Sharon, "I will give you $100 If you will 6how me your hand." "Senator Sharon," replied the Bos? tonian, "lt is not enough. Nor would I show it to you now for $1,000. Still, to satisfy your curiosity, I will put this hand in an envelope, seal lt up In your presence and put it In the hotel safe, to be ca Heil for by you teu days hence, but upon this condition: That you will put $250 lu an envelope, to go into t!ie hotel safe and to be delivered to me nine dayB hence." Sharon reflected for a few minutes. It was a struggle between curiosity and coln. Finally curiosity conquered, aud both envelopes were sealed and in? trusted to the custody of the clerk. When the ten days elapsed, Mr. Shar? on called for bis package and exam? ined the hand?nothing but a pair of deuces and ton hfgh. He had been the victim of a colossal bluff. An Aggravating Boy. Lord Curzon exhibited brilliant qual? ities both at Eton and Oxford. At tho same time he was by no means a quiet, studious boy when he attended the famous public school. One of thu mathematical masters there told how Curzon gave him more trouble than any boy he ever taught. "He was In? cessantly playing the fool and 'rag? ging' and apparently paid no attention to what I was teaching. But what made him more especially aggravating was that, whenever I came down on him suddenly and asked him to go through some difficult problem that I had boon explaining, he never failed to give me a perfectly lucid and sat? isfactory proof. And very often he was tbe only boy in the class who could."?Pearson's Weekly.