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! THE EKQUERER, : CINCINXATI, SATU1TDAT; AJJGUST C. pages; A3 SIGHTS Aboard the Dafcader. Laxarfaos Fcrnlsblngs of the Fan, us Yacht TIw LitU Karts Paluc" Vat Win Btttla Pot the Cup. Term -vTar!. Th published account concerning the Defender have been o colored by dud's vbdon n4 mo'i thought that foreigner might think tbe women of this (rest and glorious country ar indiflerent to th fate of the cap. But th ml patriot of I nited fctaies r tb women, th mothers and skiers and sweethearts. Itefender is to be sailed by men. bat sb is J art aa much a woman's boat aa she is a man's. But no one so far has considered the description of the Iwiender from the point of view of a woman. Above deck and on deck women will take an interest in her. But below deck they will Le mbusiastic. - There are to be seen the Many arrangements that delight the soal of woman. When they learn that Ijefender has all the equipments of a comfortable household their enthusiasm will increase. A woman reporter of tbs World and a woman artist hare bean aboard the Defender daring trial spin. C Oliver Iaelin, influ- DEFEND EE'S enotd by his wife, who ia most emphatically In favor of woman'a identification with tha t'eet yacht, had already granted permission. It was a long row from Premium Point to tbe yacht, but the sturdy oarsman bent lustily to the tak. Over both shorn of the little bay which b now the bom anchorage of the 1-efender was a slight blue haze, a sign of hot, weltering weather to the inland, but sure to be followed by breeze on the sea. After a few minutes row, the Defender loomed up ' uxi a euAt tnern, Gaunt and grim. But as the boat drew nearer she rose in her graceful lines like a Cleopatra from ber couch, and curtseyed to the great whit buoy a grand creation of American brains and seamanship, riding at anchor on the lazy water. As w drew alongside there came a voice. Dot the gruff sea-dog vole that bellow in the blast, but pleasant, fetching voice. Tha boat topped. "Don't let those oar touch the craft,' came cross the water. It was from Captain Hank HafT, who stood upon the deck of the Defender, and was o afraid that hia pet would be marred that ba bad called out the warning. l.'p to tbe companion way we glided, and war met by a sailor, who sheered the dingy Otr until we were able to step upon the braae-gailad and canvas-screened stairway that led 1 - ... ' .. MRS. ISELIN'S BOOM ON DEFENDER. from th water to tbe deck of the Defender. Then stood Captain Haft with hia cap in bis hand and a welcome ready for th World representative. "lam always glad to e ladies aboard." aid the gallant Captain, "and you may carry anything away with you that you want except th fresh paint, and you may have that, too, if you wish, only it wouldn't be profitable,'' and th old veteran winked hi weather eye and looked pleased. Captain Haff Is a fine specimen of a man, till, sturdy and with a well-knit frame. He did everything to make our visit pleasant. There ia no woman who will ever be satisfied with the outside appearance of a house. Mie must go into the kitchen, th bedrooms, the dining room and all over the interior. At the same time she keep her eye open for dust in the corners. There was no dust about the Defender. Kven the most careful housewife could not find a spider web or the faintest trao of anything crawling or living that ought not to be aboard. Captain Haff led th Way and below we went. "This is Mrs. Iselin's cabin." he said, as he - opened a door leading from the main saloon. It ia in tbe stern overhang that airs. Iseiin, th charming wife of th managing owner, aa En AragTXKxT. -And very pretty room it is, too. Mrs, Ise- , lin's stateroom ia a marvel of neatness and economy of apace. It i shut off from the . dining room by a studded frame, hung with A OOZT - rich scarlet silk, whil tbe back walK which curve upward and in. are lined with whit . cretonne, figured in a lovely design of cream . and pale pink rosea. Two Keiths, with lockers beneath, have space therein, each cushioned with thick wire mattrease and mount-.ed on woven-wir springs. A bureau with a ' "good-sized mirror and large drawers is tucked VT away in a convenient corner- The bureau is of white enamel and natural mahogany. All the fixtures in the cory .little'dreaamg room , that ad oins are of l u-ninium. . They ure lamps aboard Iefender. for electricity or gas would ald too much weight to the fleet racer. It i for the same reason that " .the rooiui are partitioned oft with either tulk-t paneled frames or iih canvas. Deentier is a big boat, bii'.'er tiiau many Har em tats, and heavy woooen partition wouli be a aen-; oun handicap to her. If it were to be a p-r-manent home there woul i, of coure, be drawbacks t"T tn thin Si.k panels mate it impte;tie to i:idu:.-e in con:1 Jtntial taisa there is pic it r of litht andair in the a'e-' room. This is provided by the a.uimniuru :- rimmed port5io.ts and skyl this. A nn piie , rug on tue coor. pretty furniture, room to u re ail t ie nrrii ii.tafti n- . l ana t:.e -tot i. ' Ck i. re iiif roon a her Ibas barn made of aluminium, even to the stationary wrwbstand, with its tot end cold water fa cei. l her is no beta tab. for that would take up too math pee. The woodwork is of wbite pine, stained yellow light, clean and coot. In fact. Mr, lsei in baa rooms aboard Ijefender that, although not luxurious, are moat taste fully and charming! arranged- A step from ber bedroom la the saloons. This f also the dining-room. Around the four aides are tha same scarlet silk panel. The floor is stained ocbr with a pretty rue in the center on which stand the dining table. It is an ideal room (oris dinner party and large encash to accommodate a goodly nnmber of guet. iieep-seated wicker chairs are all about this saloon. There is on end la cozy corner that is a PUAM Of MUCH. It at a purely feminine corner In Ha furnish-ins;, and is the mo comfortable spot on board, - In the small space sirs. Iseiin baa bad a high becked divas fitted. Its upholstering is in cream-colored damask, with . a pattern of reddish flowers. The divan is piled tip with a profusion of cushions, frilled and plain, bit and little, pretty and taatef ally covered with silks of various hues, rrora the ceiling at the bark bangs a curtain of scarlet silk gathered foil at the top on a brass rod. This curtain bide tha white aluminium aides of the boat. On .Defender the bu Set is in the main aa loon, and is a veritable storehouse. Opening into the dining room are Mr Iselin's private stateroom and two staterooms reserved for members of the eradicate. These are fitted up like Mrs. Iselin's apartment, with the aiik panel partition and the immmium ntttnga, Aii tbe total articles and personal belonging are very simple; there is no useiew display, and comfort and simplicity has been the motto. After Captain HafT had piloted us thus far pe excused himself ana went on deck to take b'-s place at tbe wheel, telling ua to examine everything until he could return. From tha main room, through the screen CHEF'S DOMAIN, door, are the officers' quarters. In matters of detail they are almost a counterpart of the owner's cabin. On one side is Captain Hail's cozy stateroom; next to his the mate's room, and then the stateroom for Mr. Iselin's valet. Across on the other aide are three rooms, one of which is for Mrs. Iselin's maid, the others for visitors. In the center of the cabin ia a table at which the officers eat, and a huge tran-door in tbe floor lifts up and discloses an ice-box big enough for a hotel. Just forward of this saloon is the galley, the cook's domain, where all the food for officer and owners iv prepared. It ia not a very big kitchen for tha work it tnrna out. but it would make a fair-siied kitchen if put into a moderate siedflat. -There was tbe big range, with its pot and pans all daxzlingly bright, and two men cooks in near, wnite aprons ana ne caps. busily at work. A big dresser is filled un everything needed to flavor or prepare any xina ot soup, nan Of meat; canned goods in abundance and a . great array of edible to tempt dainty proa tea. . .. I!C AXOTBTCB COgvru I th pantry where the china ia kept. This servios is not in keeping with the rest of tha menage. It is a plain blue and white china set of the kind that may easily be brought in seta large enough for an ordinary family at from $10 to Sli Very little silverware ia used on board, and what there ia is of a plain pattern. The officers and men use aluminium teaspoons, which are so light that they almost float. A good-sized carving table that can be folded against the partition completes the kitchen furnishings. Th kitchen force consists of two cooks and two stewards. The cooks are very proud of their connection with Defender, and also of th fact that they are Americana. They do not hke to be called chefs lest soma people might imagine them to be from another country. They are James Robinson and Francit 8hey. Cook Robinson cheerfully told about their duties. "W have six meal to prepare each day, and it keep us both busy. First there is the officers' breakfast at 7 a. xn then the owner's and guests' at & Dinner for th officers is at : noon, ana lunch for the alter cabin ia at 1 1 P- iu, while supper for the former is served at 6 p. m. and dinner for Mr. and Mrs. Iseiin and their friends at 8 p. m. Thi makes lota of work, but we are glad to do it, for the people w cater to are very appreciative." "It is just like a hoose,'f said the steward: "everything is run tbe same. Every day I go to Mrs. Iseiin and get my orders for the luncheon and dinner. Dinner usually consists of six courses, soup, fish, entree, roast, game, dessert and cofloe. - "There la little wine used, but a great demand for cold mineral waters. Frozen puddings are very popular with all on board, and are all mad on th ship. OOBNEB. I Ili Pay strict ttentlon to all tbe uppliea, as well as to saila and rigging, and ; nothing seems to escape hia attention. He is ' as raretnl that no overcharges are made in the steward's department aa he ia that the main-; sail bta. Mrs. Iseiin is a good housekeeper. The crew eat on board the tender, Hartie : lalmer, except on race days, and then the stewards and cooks have extra work, j - o?crrx orr th irrcucw ' . Is the fort castle where t he men sleep, and a ' good wholesome place it is for a tired man to nut Lota of sir comes in through th hatches and port hole, and its neatness fa good to beholo. Tbe hamniovk frames are all of iron, painted white- and are uigetuouxly arranzed to nwlvc the roiwf beos. TLm hammocks are regu any f reined to a generoosf airing end a bath oi an--iii J:ong with the! biue-coveri tnaitn-.i-s a"d red blaalcets. " ! For a kjUt of j..-M't.c colors tLe fore- c:iof I"t-tvivi-rcs?i;i-''t te excelled. There; Umnf red. i :.ea:id L .3 m that part of the ; meat it,an in tr.e i . mnint a, proud ot tin tr r -j. .i.ori a if they were ail ai-ta-.ns. y vta- t i.e wenrs a r.r g of aium-mim '.r.j.n t: a.-t punched out l:.,"y t, f rionnd them out! HASHISH. Tbe) Seductive Flan Grow la CaJW fovwla. """ ' taaa Fraaclto Ckn.1 Among the new exhibit at tbe California Mat Hoard of Trade moma na Market Street, ia a product never be lore exhibited In California. It is Indian hemp, from which hahih is made. This sample cam from a ten acre Ttatch m n nar I J re nil ore. Ala meda County, and it was sent i tr H. Kabon, who ia ""-"if with the plant aa4 Ita product. Tbe livermor field U being cultivated by several Arabs, who have for years been supplying their countrymen on this coast with th wrfluin H m c TUm llllSIIH SB ba been carried on Quietly under the pretrnse that th nerep was used tor canary oiru sera. lr Kahna M.iMth.i Ua hashish grown on thi coast is much stronger or more rank in ita opiate qualities than that frown in Arabia and India, doe. be supposes, to tbe sod being less worxea out tasn iu hj Th Alameda-grown hashish is almost deadly poison, it is so rank, and one smoking or eating the stuff is obliged to take it in homconathifl doses for fear of fatal results. The Arab have tried to get the extract, but by their crude process of distillation it is unprofitable, commercially considered, costing almost th market price- However, consid erable of the extract u produced tor the us of those wno are aouvcteu to tbe nannisn habit. Th extract is used on sugar a verv small drop to an ordinary lump or cube of sugar. tne drop taxen in tni manner wiu put an ordinary Aran in a floating trance that will last for four or fiv hours. When the e fleets bar worn ofl tbe hashish eater re quires an iron band around his cranium to keen his skull from politting. Mr. 'ahon states that there are several col onies of Arab and Armenians in thi state who rais hemp and send hashish in th natural and extract form to several parte of the i nitea states, wner their countrymen live. In th natural form it is used for smoking. I he small leaves near th seed are used in smoking. A pinch of dry leaves is pulverized in tbe hand and mixed with a small quantity of tobacco. After two or three puffa of smoke, which, of course, are fully inhaled, tha smoker is dead to th world for hours. , AS THEY WALTZED. She Bald fih CVuldn't Walt a and Talk, ' Bat He Thought IMnVt-eotly. Phlavilals4ria Trm J Fhe faa her partner annroachesV-Oh. Mr. Iightfoot, are you my partner for this waltz? now perfectly oengntiul! ( I hey enter tbe giddy wbirL) "But you'll find me awfully dull Indeed. I Pty you. But, you know, I simply cannot carry on a conversation during a waltz; it a just impossible. -The whirl is so exciting, and the music is so inspiring, and on. everything is so grand, that I forget all els and Just lov to dream. I could no more carry on a conversation than I could fly. I know it must be an awful bore to my partner, but I can't help it. I lov the steu and the musio so I'm just carried away with it. What an exquisite waltz this is. and bow well they play if. Oh, dear! there goes one of my rosea but never mind, don't stop for it. Thev were such beauties, too, when I first put tbem on. but they're lading now. now splendidly you waltz, Mr. Lightfoot. it seems iust aa if I were floating along, and you only put your nam on my card once, didn't you? Isn't that too bad! Really, this is the first decent waltz I've bad to-night. How warm the leader looks, doesn't be? jA momenta pause while lbs readjust her "1 always feel so sorry for 'th musicians, poor things; they seem to work so hard and and get so warm. Isn't this a lovely evening out of doors? But bow terribly warm it ia in her! 1 feel just like I'm going to faint. Goodnessl I should think they'd open the windows. Oh, they sre open, aren t they? Don't you think Mr. Walker dances Just too funny for anything? And th way he bow oh, it' perfectly killing! And would you believe it? be asked me for an extra! I told him they were all taken! Ha! ba! ba! They're not, though. Ob, what were you going to aay a moment ago? 'Refreshments?1 Why, yea, as soon why, it's over now! What a short waltz! How perfectly horrid of them! But isn't it cool and nic out her? Do you know. I" But th sound of her voice die away aa they disappear in the refreshment room. - PRISON PALLOR. An Unmistakable Sign Tbat Marks the Convict. rphUsAalpbJa Call. . i In talking of tbe appearance of E. H. Holmes, the criminal of th century, fr-uper-intendent of Police Linden dwelt upon the inevitable prison pallor that had marked him, and that inflicts itself upon all men confined for any length of time. "I once caught a man," said be, ""with knowledge of th prison face as my only clew., It was when I was with the Hnkertons, and I started to find the man with no other description than that be bad just completed a term of two years and a half in prison; was about my size, and had grown a beard. It wasn't much to work on, bat it sufficed. I noticed a man one day who did not at first appear to answer the description. He was not my size, bat considerably taller. A stubby growth of beard appeared, and beneath it, hia face was bleached a sickly color, where it had been long covered by his beard. The rent of his countenance had that unascapabla pallor that shows on every prisoner and that ia so plain on the face of Holmes. I concluded that be had shaven off th prison-grow n beard, and the color under the stubby growth and around th face convinced, me. H turned out to be th man wanted. "Men who have bad any experience In dealing with criminals cannot be deceived on this prison pallor, and it enectually brands a man for soma tune after he gets out of confinement. ... "Yon may observe the color on witnesses brought up from prison to testify. It ia never absent. It is especially plain upon those who have been engaged in active pursuit." Warden Cassidy has displayed an earnest thoughtfulness in his treatment of men confined to the Eastern Penitentiary. When the term of any prisoner who has been in for a good while is near an end, be permits him to spend considerable tiro exercising in tbe open air in th area within the walh. and when the man comes out he ha something of a natural color in bis countenance which gives him a chance to try life again without a visible curse upon him. SKINNED ALIVE Was av Georgia, Woman By a Stroke oX ruightaUner. But She Ia Kecovering. fr Atlanta Conaututlaa. A human being skinned alive and living to tell the story is one of the curiosities of Oconee County, in thi state. The fearful work waa wrought by a stroke of lightning and the victim was a negro woman living on Mr. John B. Hattaway's plantation, near High Shoala. The negro woman was in bed in a cabin on the place. lightning struck the cabin, and tbe vivid, brilliant, death-dealing current hit the negro woman on the bead, scattered in an electric shower that enveloped the victim's body for a moment in a dazzling sheet of flame, leaving ber stunned, skinless and insensible, but tbe life pump was still working away in ber bosom, sending the red fluid into every portion of her body. - Wben found she was a horrible sight to look upon, with not a particle ot skin upon ber body, and dangling around ber ankies was a mass of scorched and crisp strips of skin, th ghastly-remains of the black, oily covering that nature gave to the descendants of Ham. With the aid of physician the woman regained consciousness and it is thought will recover, the ia now perfectly white, and If she lives will be exhibited at th Atlanta Exposition this fall. - ; - . - EARLY BETROTHALS. ; tOvartaad Monthly. In the early days of California the daughter of the Lngos were sought ia marriage by the best families of the state. It was even a boast that they were even-courted in the cradle, as when tbe young officer. Colonel Ig-nacio Vailejo, beintf in an Luis Obu-po on tbe occasion of tbe Lirth of a daughter to the Lugoa, asked her father tbe band of tbe day-old baby; provided, when the time came to fulfill the contract, the arnorita. should be willing. This seemingly absurd betrothal took piace. The child grew up to be an intelligent as well aa attractive young woman, married her betrothed, and became the mother of many children, among them Mariano Uaudalope Vailejo.. - GREAT SHAKE TIGHT. . " , lHiekTi'l (U I ) Cor. Brooklrs ' Testerday afternoon on the Jericho road, which lea s from this village to Jericho, there was a pitched battle between two Urge and powerful snakes. One was a black snake v. hOe the other was of the adder species. For a long time the battle was kept up. neither , i i j auvuxiuigs over me oiber. Presently the b.ackmake, watching Its ODDOHnnitr tr,,rlr . . a ..4 1 I J , ' . . - n i wuuiu -.- uu ii i'iw stretched out motion- ; TlMhWL-ui,L-a..,:i . a 1 . - . ' v n uiMbu3iicu, ivr -it continued striking its almost dead autitgo- j tils. The VK tonons snake was finally killed ! hy a t.ow on the head from a dob by an eye-witnweot tbe bauie. whkii lasted for oer half au hour. . . " William Eir.iH. y Padiaupstls JairMl "Jo thfr.K" ber-.n the initios iry 7dy. r.ensTER Wild Han of the Hondo. A Creature That Terrorized a . Texas District. Carried an Enormous Club aad Bafiad Erery Effort To Captor ". ' . Him. '. ISt. ImI. Otoba-Dafsmnl.) For nearly two year Southwestern Texas nas occasionally been agitated by rumor ot a wild man, who inhabited tbe mountains of the Hondo and the Mod in a. Recently this monster baa been frightening women and children and creating consternation among th settlers and cow bo vs. About two month ago a Mrs. Anderson, th wife of a rancher living on the headwaters of the kfodina, v driving in a buggy with ber two little ehil dren. along a lonclv mountain pes, a little after sundown, wben near ber bom b was suddenly confronted by a naked giant, who j i's iaw ids) rvma in inwi vi uer diiw, making savage gesture and yelling like a Comanche Indian. Ibis ladv has been raised on tbe frontier, and she has beard the warwhoop of tbe fed warrior on the warpath: aha has. tort been close to a stampeded herd of 5,000 or O.0U0 steers, and she ia familiar with the cyclone of the plains: but she say that ber meeting with th s wild man of the plains frightened her aa ah had nvr beep ingbtened before. The monster danced about In the road, wielding club 5 or 8 feet long tor several momenta. Tha horse became bad! V frightened and made desperate attempt to turn around and escape. Mra Anderson sav ah had hard ly time to collect her senses befor th thing disappeared, bbe expected every instant to see the savage man strike lb horse, and ah realised that ahe would be powerless in the bands of such a frightful colossus. Fortunate ly tor herself, she is a woman m spieBdio courage and a tine driver. Tbe man was no sooner out of tbe way than the put tbe lash to ber horse and made him fly toward tbe bouse. One of the children looked bark and screamed. "Mamma, he ia coming!" The ladv did not need further warning, nor did she draw breath between the blows she waa rain ing on ber horse, until she was well within reach of protection. It waa afterward discov ered, from the tracks of the wild man. that he bad run along the road for a distance of 8u0 yara alter the buggy. a nitut, rmsr-v urzaiKxcx. Previous to thi affair th story of tbe wild man of Hondo bad been treated aa a myth. It waa not many day before Mrs. Anderson's story was confirmed in a way that set tbe whole country wild with excitement, and made women and children shudder. A bridal party, composed of the bride and groom and five or six young ladies and gentlemen, were going acroe th divide to tbe bouse ot a relative, where thev Tnarjd to ronolilde the nuntial festivities with a dance. They were in the hap piest humor, singing, langhmg and joging each other, when, as they entered the narrow gorge, some one said: "Look out for tbe wild man!" The word bad hardly ceased to echo through the mountain pa.ie before the veritable monster himself, of whom they beard so much, sprang Into the path directly in front of the bridegroom's horse. Without other warnings or other preliminaries than savage velL which one ladv com cared to tne scream of a panther, he swung his club over his head and relied the bridegroom s none to tne ground with a single blow. Tbe little mus tang upon which the bride was riding wheeled around in the oath and th young woman nartiallv lost her seat in the sad ale. Tbe monster sprang over the bone and rider lying in the path and seized the bride by th arm. 1 he other horses oeram mgnieBeo. The girl were screaming and tbe young men were trying to urge toeir norses to id rescue of tbe terror-stricken bride The bridegroom's horse bad fallen on ita rider leg. and its fran tic efforts to regain its feet only caused it to slide further down into tbe gulcn. it wss all the work of a few seconds. The monster tore the bride from the saddle, and. throwing ber body over his tbonlder aa if ahe bad been a kitten, be sprang into the gorge below, free ing tbe blood of th bridal party with bis sav age yell. The gorge waa a perfect thicket of bushes; and tbe nrst leap put tbe monsterand his victim out of sight. The young men bad their pistols in their hands, but were afraid to Ore lor leer of blttiug tn once. All ot tnom have been raised in th mountains, and ail are noted for their desperate courage. Tbe wild man bad hardly reached tbe bottom of the gulch before they were out of their saddles and in swift pursuit . - ' tu arupg P OCA b ED, In a few momenta the young ladies called to tliera and shouted that tbe monster waa np on the side of the mountain, but that he did not have the girl with him. Tbe boyaclimbed back up into the path, and sure enough there stood the wild man on a rock, far up on the side of the mountain. They began to fire their nistola at him. and this appeared to please him immensely. lie danced and yelled and flourished bis club and several times started toward tbem, U wae considerably beyjnd pistol shot. One ot the young men who had remained iu the gorge came upon the limp, apparently lifeless body of tbe bride. The toor girl bad fainted, but waa otherwise unhurt, except that her arm and shoulder pained her from the wrench that the monster give per in c ragging ner irora ue saddle. The whole party were soon collected round the bride, and in a few momenta th frightened girt recovered sufficiently to inform ber friend that she wa more wared than hurt. Tbe bridegroom' leg was pretty badly bruised, bnt be forgot all about that wben be once more got possession of his brand-new wife. The cowbovs were now on their mettle. Tbe wild man of th Hondo waa no longer a myth. They homed the girl to the nearest farm house, and at once set out on the trail of the monster. The girls say and all others, aa to that matter that this wild creature of the Hondo is tbe largest, at least tbetallest. man tbey ever saw. His unkempt beard and hair hang nearly to his nip. and seems to be matted with dirt and other foreign substances. His face was very white, bis teeth could be plainly seen, and hi arms, they thought, were longer than the arm of the average man. He makes an immense track, and has never been seen with a stitch of any kind of clothing on hi body. He attacked th bridal party on th ftth of June, between 11 and 12 o'clock, in I toed U art's Canyon, in tbe Hondo Mountain. and before sundown that same evening be was seen by a sheep herder on the bead of the Modina, more than 40 miles away. AU tbe cowboys in tbe country were in pursuit, and on the next day tbey were joined by an old bear hunter with pack of bounds. The dogs took the trail, and in the evening several of tbe hardest riders caught aglimpseof tbe flee ing monster as Be ran over the mountain, a mil or more ahead of the houtida, . A TXiXIBlg LEAr. Jnst before sundown be struck toward a high range of mountains on the head of tbe Guadeloupe. Tbe bounds were getting pretty doss to him, and a half dozen cowboys were near enough at one time to fire several shot at bim from their 'Winchesters. Just before sundown be ran toward a high bluff that rises more than 100 feet above the JBoneyard water bole. Sow tbe pursuer felt sure thev would catch him. bom of tbem circled around into the valley, while others r bard after the dogs. ie ram straight to the bluff. Never were men more surprised than wben tbey aaw the naked monster leap over tbe blutf. Tbe pursuers in the valley saw between them and tbe wall uf rock, the form of a naked giant, with long hair streaming in tbe sunlight, swiftly dew-ending through the air. One of tbe bounds sprang over after bim, and the dog and giant could be seen together, as if they were fighting in the air. A tall elm, some tju feet high, stand ciose to the bluff, tbe top branches reaching within from HO to 50 feet of the high point from which the desperate man leaped. Tbe men in tbe valley saw the hound and man strike tbe top of this tall elm. Tbe man grasped toe main branch of th tree, and the men in the valley saw him swing over the deep water hole and then they heard a cnh. and tbe wild man disappeared from their sight. They at once galloped to the edge of the water and aaar thm ,i,,t KranrK ri tK lm ktree doattng on the surface. Then they blew their horns and a.i the cowbovs who had been engaged in the pursuit gathered about the Honeyard water hoi and concluded that the wild man of th Hondo was iying deed upon the bottom of the little lake, an feet baiow the surface of the water. A STKASOB Four or five days after this rotzser Ryan was rounding up a herd of b.g beef steers away out oa the divide. Suddeuly there was a stampede. The cowboys stood up in their stirrups and saw something away over in the midst ot the wild, surging herd something that took away their breath. At first it looked as if a naked grant swinzinr a long dab over his bead vaa running along over the backs of the mad cattie. lccaxioniy it looked as it the monster parsed for a moment to execute a pas seul or a war dance on the rump or sbouidersof a bucking Mei'cn bnih Iiw.ii do long tn-lim they recognized tne wil l man of the liomio, and liny pot spurs to tue.r ponies and c:rcie-l about, nim:r;r an erlort to mid the insroteijed caiiie. When-th? cattle began to circle tbe v. i.d man ap- j pearra is o.ve uropnea airai iie of one ct the Meenx rTctty woo this rt.t-r was throw) on the outside of the eircie. an 1 ihf n thew!i devil stood upon toe ammai ha k. .Never did mortal eyt l r.cii .ia f ' ' t. re 7 or feet fim trp tt:f. The erimal wa rad wrta tem.r, and nki-'g ti.e Wi.drt acrooatie enrms to get nd of u tormentor. At one instant it rot a few yr Is lor from th bard, and a aurt herd c- tck a'ter it. Tbe monster bent ever and ared th dog by on of its hind Wa..ow there was a some for an arte-1. Ihe steer plunged into the berd. and tbe naked eolosroe ;rrang to his feet -on Use animal's back, and sinr-.ng ft. doc around over hia bead be poured iurch a series of wild yel :s that made the cattle frantic. They broke away from the cowboys. and made the earth tremble beneath their sad ataoapede. In tbe cloud of dust the cowbovs snow lost sicht of the monster. and every body hoped tbat h bad been trampled to ueata peneeto toe tees ua so wuu tauia. ana last act. Xotbiifg more wa beard of tbe wild man until the night ot tne rourta oz juiy. maTl gathering of young people were at ranch hoase in the Hondo Mountain. Thev bad been celebrating the nation's birth day and were concluding the feativitie with a dance. All were in a great g e and tbe prompter in correct Western vernacular had just uttered the word. "Indies to the center. everybody rack and all take up slack." wben a wboi window waa idvered glass rained in the air and a naked cory appeared to spring througb th window and fail on the floor in uie tutus o i lie cancers, n gran awaxu and tied into the vara, while the men. suf fering little leas from terror, drew their re volvers and rushed to the' window, two three sprang and fired at a retreating form that wa disappearing ia a patch of corn ad i scent to the rani.. Tbe body was soot recognised that of a Mexican who bad been found dead out on th plain a few days previous. It bad heeu suppohcd tbat tbe unknown man bad been murdered, and a he had no friends tbe body waa buned where it ' had been found. A party of cowboys at once wnt to to grave out on the mama and dieovred that it bad recently been opened. It looked like the work of wolves, but a little investigation soon revealed the big-footed tracks of tbe wild man of tbe Hondo, Then veryboby becam enraged, aad the people assembled and declared tbey would bunt the monster to oeatn. From tbat hour to this not a trace of tbe strange being baa ever been found, though there 1 a rumor tbat be baa been seen away over on Devil River, more than a hundred mllea from tbe scene of bis deviltry. People who have seen him sre ready to swear that be was not a human being. They be 1-eve the thing to be wait unknown autochthonous monster who is either the first or tbe last of hia kind. THEIR DEVOTIONS. The Peculiar Ceremony of the Fakir In India. (Loads Qnase. 1 Tbe following Interesting description of an Indian fakir ia from a correspondent in Labor: Two day ago I returned from a abort trip with a mend to the sacred city of Ketas, where I had been before. This time I aaw aevsral interesting fakirs. There were the ordinary blear-eyed, asheroeered fellows, on with long brown hair banging about his shoulders. There was one flabby, besotted-looking man, witb practically nothing on but aahea, who was tolling lazily under tree looking mora or leas inebriate and content, his back propped up by the tree, hia head on one siae. contemplating with serene expression alternately hia well-rounded paunch and a brother fakir, who was performing bis devo- tiuii very vnvrgeitcauy a man aisuuice on. Thi other waa a very lean man and tail. Wben I first noticed him he was seated In ab straction. "Buddawiae. which la something like a tailor sits, only that th feet are brought out on to the opposite thighs, soles uppermost. He waa apparently contemplating bis or tong,whicb were stuck in tn ground before bim. sur rounding him wer a number of little fires. After a time be took uo hia conch shall and blew a blast, resembling exactly the braying ot a mora than uauaiiv malancbolv donkev. Then be raised hia bands outstretched abov hia head. ami. placing tbe calf of bis right leg across tbe thigh of his right, stood so. on on leg. tn prayer for some time. He looked leaner than ever like thi. His body was rubbed well ith gray ash. and his rusty-colored, coarse hair waa brought un in a bunch above his band, and tied firmly with a cord, so that the end stood up like ragged brush, tipped slightly to one side. He reminded me of a Christy minstrel. Wben the one-legged prayer was done he dropped down again, and took another turn at the conch and water. 1 hen be rose. stepped outside the fiery circle, and began to walk, deliberately, with long strides, around and around it. "Suddenly he threw himself down opposit on of tba fires; and then, raising himself slowly on band and toes, lowered himself aa slowly to the ground two or three times, touching it alternately with his toes and topknot. He repeated this at every fire with slight variations, sometimes drawing hia left Knee right up under bim. o tbat tba leg folded like a two-foot rule when be touched the ground with hi topknot. Thi concluded the prayers, wben he had another go at tbe conch and water, after,which he wrapped himself in a shawl and went to bathe in th sacred tank. In which men, women and children all do th me. There are usually large quantities of fifth Tarn, hut hn I Inanlrai whv thaea wctw so few on this occasion I wa told that so many people bad bathed there during the festival a few days before that tha fish bad died through tbe impurity of the water. I suppose. Vet, as I stood, I w a woman bathing in on place, a man' in another, two children in a third, while a girt drew water for drinking purpose from it in a fourth!" LARGEST FOUNTAIN la the World, I the One at tbe Port ot Uenevav . rpbiavdslphla Frees. The fountain that the municipality of Geneva ba recently established at th en trance of the port of that city is certainly th largest fountain that exist on the surface of the globe, since it is no leas than 900 feet in hight. it may o seen rrom a great distance, in clear weather, detaching itself like a great white sail Happing through the eOact of tbe ind. The city of Geneva possesses a most com plete distribution of water under prreaar. th motive powar for which 1 obtained from an artificial fall established upoa the Rhone at the point of th lake. Tb water for domestic purpose and for th running of cer tain motors is rawed to a height of 21A feet abov tb level of tbe lake, r or tb diarribo-tion of motiv force it is raised to a height of HBO feet. The reservoir is an open air one, and situated upon the top of sSeasingers. at a distance of three mile from tbe turbine hnilHinv A verv inreninna remlatruv in. vented by Mr. Turrettini, a? sure the uni- lormity ox pi umu i r in nm piping. Tbe length of tbe tint pip line ia about 0 miles and that of th second about 00. Jt is witb this latter tbat tbe fountain conduit is connected, The latter is set in play only on Sundays. It is sometime art in operation also on week days, in the evening. Instead of a single Jet of great height, several are then utilised that do not ria so bigh. rowerf ul electric light projectors, placed in a structure nearby, brightly Illuminate them with their rays of varied colors, which transform them inu a luminous fountain of the most beautiful aspect. " OREWSOME PLgDGE. The Executioner Pawned the OaiU lotlne and Lawc Hie Job. Lwodon Kewa.J Th boos in Paris of tbe famous Fanson family, wbo were from generatioa to generation tor so many years w hat tb French rrand-iloqnently call tb Exacutora of High Works in plain language, tb public xerution-ers is, U is said, about to be demolished. Th 8non hare a place ia French history, not only because they continued so long to bold their odious office, but becaae two cm their number, father and son. beld office during the evil days of tbe Beign of Terror, when tbey .wer kept so busily engored with their guillotine. Ihe last of the Sanson dynasty wa dismissed from hi post in tb teign of Louis Philippe, in 17. under remarkable cirrumstanrea. Although he had lnbvrited a comfortable fortune from his father, the executioner of tbe Kevfiiatian, be got into pecuniary difficulties, and was guilty of pawning his guillotine, surely the most luguliriotu pledge ever taken by mortal pawnt rkrr. An order came from the ProcuntPir General for the execution of a criminal, and the neceesary apparatus was nut forthcoming. Th prison authorities had perforce to get it out of pawn, and the execution took place. Buttbiastof the hanaons was informed that hi service would no longer be required. What became of hint afterward doe not appear to be known. . A BICYCLE A3 A II ILK VAGCS. A mf!kmn of Wiwah-ckon. Perm., use a bk-ycle in serving Lu euriy morning custom ers, lie has iuvei,te.'l a littie rig for strap ping the mi.k ran aaieiy to tbe machine. Tri- cyc.es bav long been used in such service, but this is prooaoiy tu r.rt instance of the mm. wtat unstable bicycle L:r.g m tucd. ret on Trula bill! tea. (Vaahloruia Star. rn;:am." s!ie s.ii !. severe. r. I am sur-pristd tuat you M;uu.i o tu i-.ret yourself as to bet on a bor?e r.n.'' 'I l aven't been t-:.non any bor?e race was t:ie ii-y.j. "lo:i w runz me. W hat I bet on i the j r.s.. ;;iui.;!ud of the horse owucj-s." CocjI O'mrtnion. r- ' i ""vc.l yvl a ' : tj e ' to go i::.i':iTD : . By tho Eyes of a Ghost A YTcnia's Xirtztzve oa a Call fcrxla Rxsca. It 7u a Cast YTher Carder Had To E Don Quickly. ; Baa riaatasn Araneaaa.1 Mrs. Robert Livingstone waa a wotnea of superb dignity. Yet any on of her city friends Would scarcely have racocnixed her in th rather elumy figure running and stum- Dung up tn rough canyon road that lea rrora the lower beanheld to th ranch bouse. Her black skirta were not held up, bet allowed to trail a littl and catch tb fin dust and tar-weed stain a she hurried on. Nothing of tririing importance could have forced Alary Livingstone thus far to forget her elegant mlt, even si one in a canyon. Tb fog waa coming up from the sea and slowly closing in and deepening th shadow of th gorge. It waa already lata twilight, and th sonelin and gloom of th place tortured ber over-teane nerve. A litti owl Bew witb a shrill scream over ber bead, and ahe arreanuMi with it. A belated rround-enoirrel rustled in tbe underbrush up tbe bank, and she felt tbat all tbe terror of tbe Jungle wer Doa ber. A sharp turn In the trail brought her at last in view of the bona, and tb welcome glimmer of alight gavaber a litti courage. S-b quickened ber steps still more in ber eagerness, forgetting that tb ranyoa stream crossed the road at the bend, and missing the board, she stepped in ankle deep. Even this she scarcely noticed, but splaahed on over the slippery stone. It waa only wben be reached tbe gate, breath lee and disheveled, that she eetned to be able to think. i "I can't let Allen see roe in this plight, she said to herself. "II would ask all manner of question and not to be put off, and I could not tell hint that. Oh. no. no!" but just then a alight, youthful figure appeared at the veranda stevja. standing on rruicne. "What makaa vou so awfully lata, mother" he called to ber. 1 thought you never would get her,' and th thin, complaining voice waa even a little more impatient than usual. "feing ia on on of hi worst rampage, and i mad aa hope because dinner at late. 1 wa even afraid to ask hira to light the lamp, and 1'vs been sitting out ber in tb dark for age. If there's a diab left out there, it won't b bis fault. Listen to that!" and Just then a tin pan seemed to go , srrggino ACBoas tn KRCBK. "I am very sorry, my dear." said Mrs. Liv ingstone, quietly; ''but I wa detained by tbe engineer. H aay tb thresher engine ia broken, and be must go to beco Grand to morrow lor repair, bom of tb men were to be paid otl, and I had their account to look over. I will be glad wben your father gets doom, xtarvwvung is too important time for mo to be lelt alone. ruor Aliie. What a forlorn time you've bad! Come in and we'll make up for it," and she preceded him into the dark little parlor. Vuickly lighting the lamp an saKl: mm it uo more. dear, after it baa burned a littl. and tell Sing to have dinner in five minute. 1 11 be right out," and she burned to ber room, leaving ber eon wondering vaeuelv that nis mother band should tremble as ab held tb match, and secretly wishing she had not left bim to face th Irate King alone. Allen Livingston waa 17. but long accus tomed to having every wind tempered for hira. He was naturally timid, and not a Ut ile spoiled. Mrs. Livingston lavished upoa him that yearning and passionate tenderness tbat a hopelessly crippled child call forth from a mother's pity. H was at one her idol and her Borrow, and hia slightest wish wa law. IHnner at th ranchbona was even more quiet than usual tbat evening. Mrs. Living stone appeared tired and preoccupied, while Allen fretted 'childishly over the rather warmed-up flavor of thing on tb table. The offending Chinaman came and went ia sullen routine. After tbe coti'ee. Mrs, Living ston put ber arm lovingly over ber ton's shoulder', and tbey went out to tb parlor urns. "I have lovely cberoe. dearest" she said. "Whil father ia away. I think it would b nic for yon to com over and sleep in your old room adjoining mlna. it wilt be mora sociable, and we can play we are both younger again. What do you tbingr - "I don't mind, ' said Allen, indifferently, lighting a delicate cigarita. The bouse waa one of those nrlmitive Spanish structure, built of adobe, one story, and three aide facing an open square vary pleasant and artistic with the deep veranda, vine-covered and cooL and tb little court always full of flower, and sunshinsv but not con vsmant and practical fur every-day comfort aa tome modem plans for homes. Tb main pert of the bouse is taken up by tb living room, leaving the sleeping room la tb wing ana tar separated. IT NAD SIX A TBTI) TrMg - For Mrs. Livingstone when her husband had insisted tbat Allen should giv up hi littl bedroom next to their, which he bad always occupied, and go across the court. The boy was no longer a baby, b aald, and n bad always needed that room for his own private na. He wanted a place for hia desk and hi books and tbe big safe, which held tbe family v si u able and often considerable sum in gold and silver, as b preferred to pay hia men n com ratoer oan vj caeca in we nauai "-y- . . Hut bis wire bad never been reconciled to having ber delicate child oat of, the sound of ber voice at night, and many a time had th stolen out in th darkness to listen at tbe window to see that her darling was Bleeping welL and to Indulge in a long moment cJ adoring worship, a ah strained ber eyes to see tb pal face on the pillow. "I will go around th veranda now, dear," tb said, as Allen smoked, "and bring your thing for tb night. Tb couch ia vary comfortable, and It will be lovely to have you back." Tne chill air struck ber unpleasantly aa ah opened tbe door. ha shuddered a btti and drew her shawl closer. "What a fog!" she exclaimed. Tb beans will be again delayed. It' won than the conflict of bay-making and showers ia Kw Ko gland. Coming out of her on'room a few momenta later, witb ber arm fall of bis cloth ing, tbe was startled by a slight not across tb court. It seemed hk some heavy thing dropping with less sound than it weight would auggest. In tbe misty darkness ah could see nothing. Mary Livingstone waa known far and near ai a womanof unbounded courage and clf-raltance. liunng ber hus band freauent pc.sir.e- trip to ran t ran- cisco an stayed and ruled tbe little kingdom like a queen, hot a man on tbe ranch but waa elaJ when Mrs. Livingston waa "bo." Tbe bouse in tbe ranyoo wss ber ca-tle, where she and Allen, with tb faithful bing. abode in aecurity wnicn none uareo to molest, li any on had told ber a wek ago that this night sh would b a haunted creature, trembling and unstrung, tormented by an evil presentiment and dreading h knew not what, all would have laughed tbe prophet to acorn. The parlor door bad been left a littl ajar, and she pushed through it and on to her own apartment. 'Kease shut tb doc, Allie. My hands ar fuIL I'll be ready for you toon." irwing tbe sliede. she art resolutely to work about making bet son's room eornforv ahl for th night. H dared not think, or she felt that ah would scream nox surxx jcuyocctess. Tb dainty silver toilet nicies which wer hi pride, the arranged on th broad desk, and aooa bad the low lounginocouch transformed into an inviting bed, with even a hot water nag tacked in at th fool. Hhe took Irora her closet shelf bis little toy like night lamp', which had been one of bis childish ido.. and lighted it, and, after one or two little bnai toucbe ber and there, abe called bim. "It's time rmall boy wer as'eep. Lock tbe frontdoor, dear, and come. I have asch a funny story to read te you.'' Alien hobbled In. a slight frown on hat delicate face at being babyed. and surveyed tb little room. "It s as cold an a barn in bere." be aaid. "What rcakrs it so ooldl I don't wart to go to bed yet." Xh. yea, you do. It s getting late. You'll soon be nice and cumfurtabi in your old nest. You'll find if warmed." , "'h. well. 1 suppose there nothing ckw to do," k complained. "Where's tbe story?" TU begin it right now. while you're getting ready." and Mr. Livingstone aeuied herself by ber lamp to read. In ie-s than hall en bur the quietly peeped in to find ber boy fgt asleep. bh wanted to stoop and kiss the white forehead, but denied bererlf lest she waken bim. .Nearly cksxng the eoor. she' walked restlessly about ber room a few momenta, aim-le.-!y tonching thi and looking at that. Mie took her acooant lxk out of the draggled tire tbe bad worn down the canyon, and looked it over, soon putting it aside, fehe tried to read, but the words followed each o'ber under iierer-s in an unknown tongue, ."-be took np ber mule, and even that si.nii il to h Id no v Tvi of p- e. otneiliincas r P' m great perlgooveT t!:r t l.fe. she f.-.l to t m . c n ing of ber. but she we sooo hroueht Lark face to lace with the present. Tbe luouir:it that .he was strug-r..i.e so to keen in atT-nc at last seemed u t.r-a :t bourne snd i. t,rr soul with aa ir- r ,e fc:n.Mi-.n: e ucit unoa it and I anxiou pre-mce ccr. an ! s.owly tier hJ grown lro.n it two urc r tu nni eyes, ele to ber own, which be. 1 1 r "''V rible Interim. TV... even .: t in the eercyvn they had been tbere t-tiore l-r a.l th , nd she had almost ro.cuni W V".' 1 or Um fin tim .henoure.1 that tne brow nd comer. Of U eye had beefl 'Fht.y turned. I ke the .Mongoi un. V i at u.d awt mean? The end was not yet hat would it bf The thoughts bvxxxxo to rrrnsAit. bm. Itwasaeerty 11 o'clock. Would it corn to-night r outside tbe n ght wws eo deathly till and so loo.lv. W ny didn t the wind blow! Anything that would break, u spd ?b turned th light down, and threw herself wearily en ber bed as sh was. - Witb tb first stroke of tb clock at mid-,;.l., irrm m traohied sleep. In a Btoaaent h became distinctly con.ioal of a smoky odor, tb nnmistakabi scent of a Ch-naman'a clothing. A alight noise on th Boor caused ber to sit up quickly. A man's bead and abouldera were slowly emerging from n&der the bed. One sickening moment she wavered, then sprang out upon him, holding bim down for aa instant; but be turned. and there glared up at hex those asm eyre tbe fiend-lik eye of her vision, and tbe man washing. ... , fehe grappled with him In superhuman atmnrth. Knar sunt desperate. Struggling moment, she never knew. It emed an eternity hot a word wae utterad. bh saw that hia nnmv atranrth must gain in th end. If a mnrianllv triad to reach for a knif which evidently was caught ia torn way. for b faiUul In t it in bis HIM. At last Allen heard tb noise and appeared al the door, almost fainting witb Inrht, Ilia mother spelled out to bun: ueii-M - - l. ,, . I. J .1 . .w- ... 1 1 rJlld" Tbe bov had presence of mind to go around. as there wr many locked door tn tbe way through tbe house. The Chinaman, afraid of some outside a- aiataiKav brawn to bee. . M catcbse money me no kill, l oa gio key me no kill. You no gib, me si lee sera kiilee vou. kiliee Allie. too, 1 ou gio gey. Mrs. Livingstone td nothing, end in an incredibly abort tim for bim A lien came In. panting and dragging the gleaming ax. i he nend saw it ana became iixea man. He shrieked and bit at the strong white wrist that held him lit a visa, ii foamed at the mouth ia hia fit of rage and fear. "Allen, ahe said, "get the trunk-rope In th closet- be quick." Alter an almost nopeies struggle ana a mil aak beln from her son. she aoanaged to tie one band, then both together, and bad Allen make th other end fast to the . rug norm was old. And if it gave way tbey were lost, for It wss tb only thing of th kind available. Her knees war still on bis cheat. . "Allan." sh commanded, go from the room and shut your door tight alter rou. He wss almost stupefied, bat obeyed blindly. In another instant be beard an awful bk and short shuffling sound, then a long mo ment of silence, but be oared not go in again. rreaentlr his mot her appeared, holding ber wounded band, r-he looked to him. in tbe dim light, like an old woman. Her face was ashen and drawn. . snd her dark hair bad turned almost snowy wbite. lie looked at her mutely. "Aiy dear." abe aald. slowly, "trod know tt waa the only way. He gave me the power to save vs. or rou and l. Allen, would una moment bav bean in tbe traitor place. nbe gave an tnvoiantary shudder, nut tamed and locked the door on th ghastly erne. Taking some antiaeptle solution, sh bathed ber band thoroughly and bound it up witb oca of Allen' bandkercbiefa. fch then sipped a small glass of whisky and water, and lay down beside her son. bo the loog night wore awav. Tbere bav been tew change in eeco al ley. Tbe lima bean grow on th broad sunny lowland, are harvested, and grow again. 1 be canyon brook still sings ita love- sung to tb blossoming hillside. Tb owl nd th mocking-birds, th squirrels snd ths lizard live as before, but the vine run ram pant over th broad piaxza of tbe ranch- house in rieco Canyon. Only a few complain ing aovea nave tneir noma in tne low gwrr ben Jdr. and Mrs. Kobert Livingston turned to live in New York, their friend wel comed them back with open arms. It w hinted that, not being to th manner born. Mr. Livingstone bad not covered himself with glory or lined hia purse with gold in his ranching schema; but it waa the change in Mr. Livingston tbat excited tbe moat com ment. Th snowy hair, th restlee. banted. expression, and absent manner spoke of some stupendoua cbang from her old etif. lo only one trusted mend did she eonnd tha mystery of ber lit, tvery night at 12 o'clock tbere appeared to ber two fierce, bard eyea, which wouid not turn till ah wa nearly l.u. i ' r ;.w L. f IiWWIIM , IIU UVI 1VI i ' PICKED A FUS3 That Accounted For Hia BroltenwUn Appearance, - (DatraH free Praam. I arrived at Chill loo the. Mo., rust after railroad accident, and. meeting the editor of a local paper at the depot. I offered to tarn in and help bim get a list of name and particu lars, mere were tnree as a and about a dosen injured, and all wer laid out en th piatiorra ot th depot. 1 bad taken down fiv names, when I cam to a young man about XI years of age, wbo seemed to have been mashed ail to Pieces, but waa nerfecilv oonsrioua. "w hat car wer vou inT" I asked, after rL- tuis: ua name. I wasn't in no car, be replied. "But you were on the trainf" ' "What trainf Wby, Uie one that waa ditched be uinnm witch an boor ago." a tram was uiicoeo. enr well, i ttedn t heard anything about that before." "But you wer on the train and s-nt Tnawllw hurt," ' -o. i wan t i uat mast nav been the train I wa just going to take, bav! sill thi. go in toe paper r -Yea." "Then get It straight and don't mix tn up with the rest of 'tn. 1 wasn't on that train aii. "But you ar badly burl?" - - "Yea. I allow I am: bat thai train riUn't An it. You see. I waa enraged to a s-irl nnt hrn about fiv miles. I found another I liked better. I went out this evening to see the old girt and picked a fuss and got her to throw m ever. I picked and ah throwed." Yea. but abe couldn't have hmmnlai mi puln." s "Of court not; but don't get thi thing mi I ad. bb had a father and fiv hie brother. nd I was waiting when they all appeared and jumped on ma." -Then that explains." . . "That' what it doa. and don't you put it In any other war! Yon ran inm among tli fatally injured was a young man named Heniy leters, wbo wasn't in th accident at all. bat had baen all acted by six men armed with fenoe-rkil and gate-ooat and icket fence, and left, for dead. Oot it lown!" "Yes." "Wett. won mar add that Ka rd V . nd got throwed and tnadea foot of bimaclf and deserved what be got I Go away now and Jet me kick myself and expir" . RAWHIDE CANNON Ma 8rt a Boost la tbe Iexber Baefaeea. Pana4aipfcle Hisara-1 Leather runs have fmmH in tha Htonf-v rJ the world among tbe queer piece of old-fashioned ordnance, but probably until Wednesday last, at tb bundr Hook proving groonds. a discharge waa never fired from a rawhide cannon. 1 be United Kate Ordnance Buard gazed askance upon tbe Strang weapon, much a though i were a paper pistol, and the gunner fled like mad in a hasty exodus a it having rammed home tbe powder and bell in tbe old-atyl muzzle-loader. . But. wonderful to relate, tb burlesque sort of cannon withstood bravely a pressure of )Q pound to th square inch, and the ordnance experts r jut now flabbergasted. Their eenee of dignity is evidently irntrted that this mzj combination of alternate layer of steel, raw-bide and copper wire should remain to cool under a test that would have rattled tbe best steel run of th army. A tbe new invention ia only one half th weight of a correspond-ng steel gun, h ultimate eurres mig'jt, indeed, revolutionist modern held batteries. EXIT POSTIX An ingenious method for keeping fruit cool in rail transportation ba Ju been patent X Jhe car at bu Ot of frame work, covered with bunap. and m kept damp by water from a -' top of the ear. Tb draught eaued by the moving train heighten evaporation, which, by iucooiing e-Ject, keep th fruit at its normal tern perjure, nntb-r too hot nor too r.,,d. In -bis way. it is ciairoe 1. none of the flavor of the fruit is lost. A new sleeping ar l dr-w-nbed ax Lertu which di- 1U1 f,f t;e pavwnrer into tt. I oi wis car. an i t . .... ; a space ot I a rare to be usei, ami a 1 bedclotnicg can be Li . -r i i ' " r" -t i me st-?t of DDK in !'. r. 1 1 . . . - st-art of each " r--.., are u be ana kiumuinni. luavi of sttMj flow r-'aj,. e n n e m. "No," mi 1 t hiie h .s ism e rr un Lo niaM in to n haven't lai , t to ih. r. "I f :ti i.ut t t-y a.--., t That Are Hade To Order. Worn Holes Rut Ire Produce, Bj a Siot'aa. . of "GUlia.tHeT, Oockiv pew Tar Iraaa.J Xtw Yorkers spend thousand of doUt every year on "genuine antraues" that hfe never celebrated even bo much a their ant birthday. Any one wh think for a moment will real. Is that much of tb nonnou amount of antique furnitor to be teen in tbe star i dow of New York t bound to feetpunouv Tb eras began, of course, with the !t. lest class, but now it ba spread so widely that very storekeeper and almost every man sh stands behind the counter and ha a littl flat of hi own mast eat from a table on wiix-h stoop of not-kruwa ass and cut of basiy sack hart rested in the day of rty Boa-archa The frauds in thi line of goods are wood. ful to look upon. Tbe old-time furniture a copied to cleverly and with such attention t detail that it would deceive any bat an tt. pert. According to the ttttrewt of several Sew York antiqn dealer there are at preset for tal in this city three carved oak cha-sx which chimed away . the passing hours u blind Milton, and no Vasa than five chain oa which Cromwell sat. Of course be aigned tht death warrant of tTiarle I. while sitting i each of thera. There ia also so ranch f Shakespeare's furniture in the market that on might be forgiven for suspecting tbat post of having run a furniture storm. Tb fraud a practiced in th first instance on America importers abroad, and they, in turn enm uf them take It out oa the curiosity fanatic ia New York. American dealers go to Europe every rear na buy large stork of the good. l. -wooden-autreeg" furniture cannot be bought wholesale at home. The reason for this is sot far to seek. Kuropean countrK, rd Knriand especially, are so rich in hUtoricobiect that a is an easy matter for the "take furnilur. dealer to get correct copiee of old-tim furu-ture. Tax cixm a raa raxta' mrrstw Thi ha been simplified since the kodak he ram to common. Tbe littl black camera tbe furniture fakir' beat friend. Wben a new design la required tha dealer visits tbe vanou. museum and sends bis assistant to all th auction ale where choice rol tactions art hrii-.t o tiered, and snaps off vary tUstga b deain tootrpy. In urdrr to gM tb detail perfect tbe rteratirf re enlarged and prints ere mail the xf " tisa of the original. Tbeas copies are ban ie4 to tb wpodesrvar. H;-eciai men ar engagsd to do the carving.. They r men wbo bav devoted their whole live to this branch 4 their handicraft. Their principal requirement to b tu x-ea-ful is th ability to keep their niouthstbat. ' One of tbe principal reaaon whv it It to difficult to detect these antique fraud it that near) v all th articles are made from oid wood. C'artloeda off woi in esiLQ oak pewa are bought dally by th furniture fakirs, wbo haunt tta cili and town Tvhcr old church ar bruig torn down or renovated. noiso BXAX dv ATaxsg clock a Grandfathers clocks, in fine carved oak rati a. ar in great demand. Aa a matter of fact, otdy one or two genuine our are knowa to exist, Tbit fact doe not phase t he antu,ot dalr; old. carvd clnrk ar called fur. and b supplie them. There ar nlrntv of an cient clocks with plain ra.es to b bad. but tbeae ar of little valu until tb fakir has put in hi fin work. He renovate the works, which ar seldom looked at. after which be proceeds to add some beauty trots to the cast -A figure of aom dead and gon monarch or celebrity ia carved on tbe door. Th date of Ittl? carved underneath the figure will adJ at least 30 to tb valu of th article. Tha rat of th case ia usually ornamented with con ventional design taken from th carver', big stork. If th oak has not th necessary worinitea appearance tbe energetic dealer will load ap hi shotgun and fire a charge at the wxL Table, bureau and heavier pieces of furci-ture est shot at snore than clocks, 'ireat cart ia taken that none of th lead n pellets shall b exposed to view. In tome case, thev ar extracted, and If In this process a panel should happen to crack tb parch tarr is informed tliat Oliver Cromwell, or soma other well-known gentleman, had caused the daut- sg whil on a spree. , - foaorxa Tin' ArrooxArg. -Th pi wow of ancient cloeh making does not atop witb tba earring, Tbe wood it rubbed down with Sana paper and artistically stained. rrrnrb polish la Un applied, coat after coat. so that the Main cannot possibly be washed away. Tb gloawy appearance produced ly tbe polish I taken away by bru.htng it ovte witb powdered pumice stone. A final brushing with Iim.ii and to men- tin produce th softness to tb touch that tt only to be found in itretnely old wood work." A clock, treated in this manner is often sold for SJjO; tb entire cot to tb dealer here I never over HO, Including purchase price, freight, packing and duty. Tbia method of manufacturing la confined to nglaad. Tb cheaper ciaa ot goods i. mad in Idelgiam. The antique merchant there believe in taming out quantity rsthr than quality, and carries hi frauds even fur-tber than th Englishman. All tbe furniture ia made with new wood, which is oftnei with steam and stamped to tb reouired de- eign by steel die under hydraulic pressure, which leave tb "carving" in rsl-ef. Tba wood ia afterward immersed in a solution of potasaiuru bichromate, which harden aixi darken it at the aam tim. After this it it- put through th usual preceas of wax p-Jnh-ing, and evenluaiiy. ends U way int tb America a parlor. An Kngltshman who hi at present in tM dty, and who at one tim wa one of tbe b.- gest Antique manafattanrr abixavl. g vet mm interesting information concernj ngthce ration w pen arksd the greatret etampoig ground for tbe "fakir," he replied at ouce, , America." -NtwTork." aaid be. "is the greatest city in th .world te bay faked furmtar. Tbe bomea of tb Goulda. the Aston and tbe Ven- derbilta are doubtlees filled with it. And after tbe dealer baa sold hi winter stork be spends trte summer at tbe fashionable resort, where be open ap antique atcrea, and. under an assumed came, Bella more fakes to tb con- tiding visitors. I would guarantee that last wek thr were not two piece of antique f ornitnr ia New York City that I would giv tM for. And I don't think a piece of genuine antique carved oak can be found her at ail." rJoaMoos rsorii. When asked what waa tha ntna! profit in th 'fake" businesa, be said tbat a dealer thought bimarlf doing poorly in Xngtand if bdid not make ? O par cent, vuk Srw York dealers max aa much aa f "J per cent. Tbe final purchaser, of course, baa to par ths cost of shipping, custom dctia aad every additional cx;nw that tb New York dealer incurs anov tot purcnaa price, ana lui extra profit, a wclL The sale ot the spunout rmodt it srudv In itself. Many person buy an enormous stock in Europe and furnish large flat in thi. country, after which they advert: in th newspapers tbat aom bard-np nobleman has been forced by adverse cirrumstancss to part with hi valuable coilectkm.at toction. Cur-- osity coUactora flock tber ia hundred, tni pay far gresPsr price than tbey would in store, under the impression that tbey ar get ting tne genuine thing, ihe aad awakening cornea when miafurtaa farces them lo aeli them again. If urn the asm kind of frauds sre nrsrtW-1 in tbe sale of ancient china and oid armor, and the profit on theie goods is equally eno moui. Cbinawara it the aocaf di then It thi: to copy so as to avoid detection, and thou sands of hand are employed in thi industry. One of th grsateot frauds practiced by the china fakir is Pi grind down the bottom of bis rsprod uctiona. aa if worn smooth by ksug use. Tbey ar thew made to look grimy by rubbing in lamp black and brnaclioe. which wabed on again, leaving enough in tr.e minn'.e pore to nrodnce a luok oi extrem oid ag. Waere ot W.arilnt-aa Star. The writer of Action had h --n nnt verv late. hut wben be yH home be explained bis tarci-nes at length and with great rainatenrsa,. II ia Wife Laieued wi:hout c-xuiueni unti, the- end. "Wen," be said, after gloomy pause, doesn't that explanation tatiy youT "lerfectly."' she rrn W-L It was lovelr. "niy, John. dear. I th.nk U is vry extrtvrr gani ot you to eiuander o mc-w or giaal-t' vuiaw. ui vour tu!'1 I'snlessan r Boanv . IMeatane Coicmbasl ' rst KrrtB htd a fa--e on him that, as hehsd oore ren arke l hinisrif. wsa an "olii nc ti. !anj-pe." Next to his homeliness bia p'V-erty was th moet rorv-pifUou part of mBi. A:i 1 n-b re:i t.Lair met bira recestlv. whea it elo. i w!" cn i.-;r!y en-ned: "An ho ro .: 4 K i . : ... 1 t..- - ' . i eraim,, inm . riro.l , i . It wa an en-.-rmoiis .cxin 5 vr - , year old, w.ia lopg born u.t vu. . ,. i -j 'rit t-v to j v.t i . j ly." - - r. . i ,ii r, ::. -.-t, b Is 1 1 - -. ; : i.:.v.ou ft at "ii e y--. i ii.' "N o c .'.iy ad. ictoirely. 1' " . t i s a .n' rue in the face. ' - ;-'- e, : it Cia be Varj siea.

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