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your paw. Does It hurt so
much? Drifter will try to make It
better. He'll tie this bandage around
it, an to-morrow the pain will be all
Drifter was crouching down In tbo
corner of the cage occupied by a large
red fox, holding one of the pawa of
the animal in his hands. To his words
of aympathy the suffering fox re
sponded with a dismal moan.
"Yea, it's too bad too bad! But we
all have to suffer sometimes."
He patted the animal on the hed
and stroked the aleek body until the
moaning ceased. A sudden wild crash
of music disturbed him In his soothing
"There; I'll hav to leara you now;
lie rose from his position by the
fox's side and stepped outside of the
cage just as the head of a regiment
of wild animals came trooping into the
tent. There were elephants and bears,
dogs and cats, pigs and donkeys, birds,
rabblu, a female leopard, a lordly Hon,
and a surly-looking tiger with a chain
attached to its hind foot.
As tbe elephants reached the tent
thy trumpeted loudly and swung
their heads from side to side. The
dogs barked and frisked about under
the legs of the big brutes. The leopard
skulked slyly along the edge of the
tent, as If it would spring upon its prey,
and the tiger with the chain snapped
savagely ot a donkey that trotted too
near it. The lion stalked along, voice
less and majestic, neither turning to
the right nor left.
Drifter faced this approaching cav
alcade of wild beasta unflinchingly,
and n the bead of the troop reached
the line of cages, he shouted:
"Hi, there, Tip and Tom I Where are
lie raised his hand to stop the two
elephants, and then turned them in
their course as eaally as if they had
"Here, Bill, jump Into your cage!"
he cried to one of the block bean,
"an' you, Bruno, go on to yours."
"Stop that fighting, Sly," and he
made as If he would strike the snarl
ing leopard, which was threatening a
tall, formldable-looktDg Dane hound.
In a moment be was right in the
midst of the medley of trained an
imals, directing this one to its rage
and that one to it stall. Mr. Temp
str, the trainer of the animals, came
hurrying tip from the rear at this
juncture and asslated blm in caging
the moat unruly ones. When they
were all lookd up securely for the
night It was nearly one o'clock.
Drifter then rolled himself up In a
blanket and went to aleep on a pile of
tent covering and bagging. The an
imals dropped off to sleep one after
another; bat the suffering fox could
And no release from iU pain in slum
ber. All through the nlg'bt it moaned
softly, but dismally. The other an
imals were too sleepy to be disturbed
by the noise.
In the short, restful sleep that fol
lowed. Drifter dreamed that he was
no longer a mere boy-of-all-work
among the circus animals, bat a full
fledged and successful trainer and
This had been Drifter's ambition
ever since Mr. Tempster had taken
pity on him In the streets, when he
was homeless and hungry, and had
given him a position. The trainer was
not always an easy master; he was
more often harsh and overbearing than
gentle; but Drifter felt that he owed
As the days and weeks and months
passed, 'he boy learned the ways of
tbe trainer, and grew less and less
afraid of the wild animals. It was an
eventful day for him when he first
dared to enter the cage of the lion and
stroke his shaggy mane.
At first Mr, Tempster dd not like
this Intiinnry between his animals and
his chore-boy; but, in time, be saw
that tt made Drifter more useful to
him, and he said nothing. He oould
throw more and more of his work upon
But the ambition had entered the
boy's mind to become a great trainer
of wild animals, and on every occa
sion Mr. Tempster wi awny he de
voted himself to the work of coaxing
the animal to go through certain evo
lutions. He never used harsh means
to accomplish this; his own tender
heart prevented him from striking or
prodding the creatures to do his bid
ding. Thns for two years he had practiced
training the animals secretly, and
he was looking hopefully forward to
the day when he might obtain a posi
tion as trainer, which would give him
the absolute command of the clrous
It was not Drifter's fault that Mr.
Tempster Tiad failed to give entire sat
isfaction to the owners of the great
traveling circus. Either through
slothfulness or drink the trainer
bad neglected his duties, and the an
imals were learning no new tricks
and only indifferently performing
their old ones.
One day he caught Drifter In the
act of putting his favorite fox now
wounded by an accident through a
performance, and instead of repri
manding the boy, he said calmly:
"Well, you do it good enough to go
In the ring. I guess I'll let you do
the teaching hereafter, an' I'll take
the credit for it all!"
He laughed harshly and turned upon
After that the boy trained his pet
animals more openly, and taught them
many new tricks, which Mr. Demp
ster took up and adopted after the
animals were broken Into tbe work.
rVjM1t M.V. A 4 I . .
cay, a sT' then you'll go with aaotner
circus," were all the thanks Drifter
received from this new service. . ,
But it waa enough. It encouraged
him to persevere ia his work. In a
short time he had every animal la
the cage devoted to him. Hia in
variable kindness and patience had
won their hearts, while the harsher
methods of Mr. Tempster caused more
or leas sullen rebellion.
Outside of the big animal tent. Drift
er knew little of what was going on
among the circus people, for tbcv verr
j seldom ventured into his quarters. So
one day when he looked up from his
work of putting the leopard through
a new trick and saw a man standing
back of him, he did not know that
It was the manager of tbe circus. But
he stopped instantly, Intuitively guess
ing that the big stranger was a man
"Go on, my lad; go on," be said. In
a voice that was not unlnndly modu
lated. "You are doing splendidly."
Thus encouraged. Drifter put the
leopard through all of the tricks he
had taught it, directing tbe animal so
skillfully by gentle words and motions
of the hand that its natural grace was
"Bravo, my lad!- You do It well!
Will any of the other animals perform
tricks for you?"
"Yes. sir; all of them," Drifter re
plied. "Bring them oul, then, one by one.
and let me see them do it."
The boy was anxious to picas the
M ranker, and he exhibited his skill so
successfully thnt he was surprised at
his own accomplishments. After half
an hour's hard work he stopped. Tbe
stranger was looking intently at him.
"How old are you?" the man sudden
"Eighteen." Drifter repHed.
"Humph.! Eighteen? Well, lfa re
markable. I fiever heard Tempster
speak of you before; but you roust
have been with us for some time."
"With the circus, you mean? Yes,
sir; I've been with It three years."
"Then you ought to know our
needs," the man added, a moment later.
"I'm going to give you a chance to ex
hibit In public. To-morrow night Til
give you a chance in the ring to put
these animals through their tricks.
Report to me at four, in person, and
111 give you further Instructiona."
Mr. Tempster waa away that after
noon and did not appear until night,
ne knew that his animals were In
safe keeping, and ao he worried little
about them. Drifter could hardly con
tain himself until then; he wanted to
tell somebody of his good fortune.
ne dreamed of all aorta of successes,
and he mapped out his future life. He
would be introduced to tbe public, and
he was sure he would attain fame. He
would become the greatest animal
trainer of the age, and win money and
applause. All be needed waa a chance
to demonstrate his abilities before the
public, and hero was his opportunity
Then he fell to picturing the circus
ring, the sea of faces that would sur
round him, the bright tinsel and appar
el of the performers, and the elegant
garb" of the spectators, ne wondered
if he would feel any stoge fright.
It a possible that he forgot some of
his duties that afternoon in day
dreaming of his future success. Cer
tainly he hub late in feeding the ani
mals, when Mr. Tempster entered the
tent. The man walked unsteadily, and
for a moment Drifter thought that he
was under the Influence of liquor. But
when he caught sight of his face be
knew thst something was wrong. lie
was deathly white, and his brow was
diawn into a scowl.
Drifter looked at him in pity; his
stute of mind serin ed so opposite to
his own. It was Impossible to con-
rey his, glad tidings to a man suffering
from some secret anxiety.
Bo he kept the matter to himself all
that night, and went through his rou
tine work as usual. Tbe trainer was
quiet and taciturn, and several tlmrs
he made mistakes in handling the ani
mals that would have been decidedly
annoying had they been exhibiting in
The following morning Drifter
sought out Mr. Tempster, after feed
ing the animals, and he was surprised
to And the man in a state of utter col
lapse. He looked up at the boy for a
moment and then said, in a trembling
"I'm done for, Drifter; I'm done for."
The boy waa so token aback that he
could not speak.
"I've brought It upon myself, too;
I've no one to blame," be continued,
burying his head into his hands. "I've
been neglecting my work, and leaving
everything for you to do. These ani
mals will do more for you now than
they will for me. I don't own them
any more. By right you should be
their trainer. I wouldn't mind it so
much if they were going to putyou ia
my place; but to be fired for some
other fellow that never had any of the
training of the animals Is too much.
I love them a little, after nil yes, a
Drifter recovered the use of his voice
at this juncture, and asked:
"What do you mean, Mr. Tempster?
Are they going to get a new trainer?"
"Yes; I'm discharged after to-night
that is, I suppose I am. The man
ager told me yesterday, when I re
turned, that he had a new and better
trainer in view, and that he would give
him my place in the ring to-night. I'm
to look on and see the new fellow win
applause; then I'll be told to leave."
For a moment Drifter's face blanched
white, as a terrible suspicion entered
"It's too hard on me; I don't deserve
so much as that," the man continued.
"I've been neglectful, but they might
have given me warning. I've a wife and
four chilren and they'll hare nothing
to live on If I lose my Job. It ain't easy
to get another position ae trainer.
It'a more'n I can stand."
There were tears trickling down tka
saaS cheek, sum) tha boy tried to eotJ
sola hum, ' ' v., . t
"It might not be ao bad aa that," he
said. "Maybe the other man won't
"You don't know th manager. When
Le's aet on takin' a man he'll take him.
He's got hold of some good trainer, an
be knows a good thing when he sees it.
And do you know. Drift er, you'll haveo
go, too, for I, and not the manager,
The boy'a face flushed, and his eyes
dropped before the traluer's steady
1 "But I'll speak a gaod word for you,"
' Mr. Tempster said. "You've been a
I good helper, an' I'll try to get the new
man to take you. I think be will. I'll
! try It."
j "Thank you. Mr. Tempster," Drifter
said, with a little gulp in his throat.
"I wish 1 had somebody to speak for
me; but there ain't anybody who would
take the trouble."
"Yes. there is," the boy replied.
Then, seeing Drifter's earnestness,
he added, with a smile:
"Yes, I knowvou would. Drifter;
but I'm afraid tiki manager wouldn't
consider it of much account."
"We'll aee. I never met the manager
but once, an' then I didn't know blm
until he hud left."
It was a solemn afternoon in the big
menagerie tent. Mr. Tempster went
about his duties with a sad, dejected
countenance, and Drifter was almost
j as quiet and serioua in bis demeanor.
; lie asked for leave of absence at four
' o'clock, and then did not appear again
! that evening.
"Well, the boy deserves a vacation,"
the trainer said, as he prepared the
I snimnls for the ring, "und I'll gladly
do his work for him to-night. Maybe
it will be my last chance."
He wondered why the new trainer
did not appear. He would certainly
want to familiarize himself with tbe
animals that were to perform tricks
for him. No man would be such a fool
as to exhibit with new animals with
out seeing them beforehand!
Nevertheless, the time came for
sending them into the ring. He drove
them iu and placed them in their po
sitions. Then he waited for develop
Suddenly from one of the side doors
emerged the new performer, and,
walking lightly toward the center
of the big tent, he mode a low
obeisance to the audience. There was
loud applause, for it could be seen that
he waa only a boy.
Mr. Tempster looked for n minute at
his rival and then muttered aloud:
The gong clanged out notice for op
erations to begin. Drifter led out Sly,
the leopard, and started to make him
lump through a hoop. The animal
made a clean leap, and returned to his
former position. Then the perform
er spoke sharply to him, and rolled a
barrel into the ring, accompanying the
action with a sharp snap of his whip
on the leopard's nose.
The animal jumped back with a
snarl and refused to be pacified. Drift
er ordered and threatened, but the
animal became unruly, and had to be
taken out of the ring.
Next the boy snapped his whip close
to Tom's trunk, and ordered the big
elephant to dance. But the beady eyes
sn.'.pped, and the trunk swayed un
easily. Picking up on iron hook he
prodded the surly animal with it. The
elephant screamed with pain, and
raced around the ring like n:: angry
Something seemed to be in the an
imals that night which mode them ig
nore the boy'a orders. Even his pet
fox performed Its tricks indifferently,
although Drifter repeatedly boxed its
ears to liven it up a little.
After ?0 minutes of desperate la
bor, the whole menagerie was involved
In difficulties, and there was danger
of an uproar. The people began to
grow anxious and excited. Then the
manager stepped down from his box
and ordered Drifter back to the dressing-room.
Mr. Tempster was called to
subdue the excited animals and make
them go through their performance as
When the circus closed at midnight,
the trainer looked In vain among the
cages for Drifter. It was an hour be
fore he found him, curled up on a
heap of blankets. The boy had been
rrying. Mr. Tempster looked at him
t moment, and then said brokenly, as
he lifted the boy up:
"I sow It all; I saw it all. It was
noble of you; but it must have been
hard very hard."
The boy gave vent to a Fib.
"I shall never forget it. Drifter, an'
I wouldn't have permitted it if it hadn't
been for my wife and four children.
1 said to myself that I needed the po
sition more than you did, an' I will
He wound his arm around the boy,
"You'll get a position some day as
performer, an' then you'll show them
ivhnt you can do."
"It isn't that," Drifter sobbed. "I
didn't want the position, when I found
Ihey had to turn you out. But it it
was so hard to hit them poor Sly,
nn' Tom, an they'll never forgive me.'
They looked so surprised and hurt
when I snapped the whip at them. I
I never did it before; bat I had to
to make them unruly, or they would
have obeyed me, an' then
"I would have been dlschargei," In
terrupted Mr. Tempster. Then In a
voice that choked, he added:
"It's more than I deserve, Drifter
more than I deserve."
But Drifter, homeless and friendless,
wound his arm around hit neck, and
whispered something in hit ear that
made the man sny audibly:
"My boy, yes; I have five children
bow and t shall love them all." N. T.
C2VAHT3 .DT SANTIAGO.
Slasrl? Xtrswn ,Wa rvla !
Tfaolr FaasllioAOat f fiw. ( f
Our servants match the kitchen to
a T. They are elderly negresses, with
families ot their own. and, like mother
birds, they nightly convey to the home
nest every morsel of food not carefully
locked up In tbe wardrobe, writes a
correspondent ot the St. Louts Globe
Democrat. Their everyday costume
is distinctive, if not appropriate. It
consists of a single voluminous white
skirt, very short ia front and trail
ing far behind, with a low-necked
bodice and short, puffed sleeves, leav
ing tbe skinny arms bare to the shoul
der. The front of the coarsage is
elaborately embroidered and secured
by a string at the top, tied so loosely,
if tied at all, that a strip of bare bronze
back stand confessed to the waist
line. Tbe woolly heads, gray with tbe
weight of years, are topped with gaudy
turbans; the bare feet are thrust into
slippers of white canvas, and when my
lady walks abroad she covers her
gaping back with a bedraggled white
silk shawl. Both women consider
themselves monuments of virtuous in
dustry in consenting to lend a help
ing hand to las Araerlcanas, for could
they not. like all their neighbors, be
well fed without worTt so long as Cu
ban relief supplies hold out? But they
are not Injuring their constitutions by
hard labor. When not sitting in the
front windows smoking cigarettes and
gossiping with friends outside, their
aimless slipshod feet go slapping
about the marble floors, like the stars,
"unhasting yet unresting." The slow,
monotonous slap, slap, slap of those
heelless slippers so wears upon the
nerves that one Indulges In strange
flights of fancy as to what might ac
celerate their movements. Should
the seven angels of the Apocalypse,
carrying the seven golden vials filled
with wrath, heralded by trumpet notes
and wrapped about with awful glory,
come knocking some fine day at our
front door, slap, slap, would go those
same slow feet to admit them
DEPENDS ON THE CAPTAIN.
Whether the Life of a Private Is
Tartnre or Kot Most Officers
I rode a hum' red miles the other
night in the smoking compartment of
a passenger coach, along with a cum
ber of Uncle barn's regulars. Two of
them had seen service in Cuba, all
had been at Camp Wikoff, and were
going home on furloughs, says a writer
in the Philadelphia Item.
The other passengers were anxious,
for reminiscences of Santiago, and
kept the two who had been at the
front recounting their experiences.
One ot the two, whose thin frame
showed the ravages of typhoid fever,
1 found to be very intelligent and an
"The regular army," he said, "is all
right If you have the right captain and
lieutenants. If the captain is a hu
mane man, one with sympathy for his
men, and is quick to prevent the other
officers from imposing on them, a reg
ular soldier has a comfortable life.
"If, however, the captain's head is
bigger than his heart, then the life
of a regular Is trial and torture.
"Most of the officers," he said, "are
kind to their men, and make their
lot as comfortable as possible. But
occasionally there is one cruel, pom
pous snd tyrannical. The slightest in
fraction of discipline lends to extra
duty. It is from such commands that
most ot the desertions take place."
CAMERA AT WEDDINGS.
The Click ot the Kodak Is Heard Now
at the L'p-to-Date Marrlmse
In the east the camera at a wedding
is still something of a novelty, to be
looked upon with surprise, If not with
But out west nobody dreams of get
ting married without a camera; it is
regarded as indispensable, as much a
part of the performance as the clergy
man, certainly as much so as thebride
groom. In these days of rampant
amateur photography it ia hardly
necessary to call in a professional
operator upon these occasions.
Some half-dozen members of every
bridal party are sure to be camera
fiends of the first water, and it re
quires much diplomacy to decide
which one shall be asked to bring
along his or her camera. In nearly
every instance some one's feelings are
sure to be hurt. Sometimes two
rameraa are present at a marriage
ceremony, but more than this ia not
considered good form in the west.
In every house the photographs of
the bridal party form a prominent
decorative feature, aa is but natural
when they have been obtained under
such auspicious conditions.
Carina a Horse of Klcklna.
It is said that the following expedi
ent will cure a horse of kicking: Tut
the animal into a narrow atoll that
has both sides thickly padded. Sus
pend a sack filled with hoy or straw so
that it will strike his heels and let
the horse and sack fight It out. Be
sure and have things arranged so
that the horse cannot hurt slmself.
The sack will be victorious every time,
and in the end the horse will abso
lutely refuse to kick the sack or any
A Prediction Eighty Years Old.
The poet Keats wrote to his brother
George In Kentucky in 1818 a follows:
"Kussla may spread her conquest even
to China; I think It a very likely thing
that China itself may fall. Turkey
certainly will. Meanwhile European
North Russia will hold its horns against
the rest of Europe, intriguing eon
staiUy with Prance."
tAH AtTBgT THA-Tg
War J.l. J. i78.
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GOLDEN TKXT.-Th. otU, "1
! I. The Prophet Jeremiah a
. . lo-oay U brief,
is a part of aa imnorta m 3
us an insight into the ina
of the kings and prophets. v'
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wm siuay nere someth ino n ".T
mwA -V . - 1 . ? ' "lEf.
. ofiriunn the o
prophet of these troublous tim. F:
: TT!. . . lUf- It,
cuuea or the TJ, '
f2l His father was nilBini. . ...
.. .. . - "i:i.w
aoiy me nign pnest who fn. 7
I the book of the law for Joaiah (re
I 22:8. etc.). (3) Hi. birth ... ' h"P
athoth, a priestly city clo. h, K
salem, on the north. He was born n
ably about B. C. 847, the samer,,,
KlngJosiah; for he begnn topronw
a young man, in the thirteenth
Josiah. 827 (1:8). and Joaiah J, 2
years old at that time. () llit
was that of both priest snd
(5) He never married. (j) j
It 1(aa MnnlM.w1 At ... 1'
year of Josiah (B. C. 627) till som..:
after the destruction of Jerusalem m
- j-ears. i?i
His character. Jeremiah was natural,
of a shy and timid disposition, hrink-
mg rrom puouc lire, sensitive to a
painful degree, and desponding, n,
great work he had to do was contrarr
to his natural disposition, but It ,',
done better on this very account,
'the same time, aa often occurs, he ai
the bravest of the brave. Timid in re.
solve, he waa unflinching In execution
fearless when he had to face the w hole
world, ne stood almost alone.
II. The Circumstance of tlie Early
Part of Jehoiakim'a Reiyn. m n.
Egyptians under Pharaoh Xeeli.
marched through Palestine up to the
Euphrates to attack and conquer As
syria. B. Cl BOW.' (2) Josiah Joined ttt
Assyrians, and attacked' the Egyptians,
lie waa aeTeated and slain, and tbe
EgyptianB tr,e t make thennelrei
masters of Syria and Palestine. (3) n!i
third son Jehoahas was mode king, but
Pharaoh Necho took him prisoner,
after a three months' reign, and carried
him away captive in ohalns. (4) Moi
akim, an older brother, was madekinr.
(6) ne neglected the people, and built
a magnificent palace (Jer. 23:13-19) to
hold hia mere "shadow of royalty"
among a poor and1 oppressed people,
(6) Klneveh, the capital of Assyria, w
conquered and destroyed in 606-S by
"the brave and brilliant Kebiiohailii,.
ear of Babylon." (7) Then, Egypt wt
defeated by the Babylonians and driven
home. (8) "Then, in the fourth year
of Jehotakim, (608-4), the young Baby
lonian conqueror srtvept down upon
Syria and Palestine. Jehoiaklra waa
thrown into fertera, to be carried to
Babylon, but Nebuchadnezzar restored
him to his throne as his vssal. He
carried away with him aome captives,
among whom were Daniel, nan a rial,
Acariah and Mishael, destined there
after for such memorable fortunes
(Dan. 1:6). This waa the small begin
ning of the Great Captivity.
I1L Jeremiah's Prophecies Read
Before the People. One December
day in the court ot the temple (Jer.
38:1-13). Jeremiah had been prophesy
ing for S3 years, at various timet,
in many ways, persuading the people
to repent and return to God. But bis
efforts had failed of accomplishing
their purpose. Now, as a last resort,
he is commanded by God to write out
the substance of all these addresses in
one roll or book, in order that tbe
whole mass v concentrated in one
mighty blow upon the conscience of
king and people might move them to
return and be forgiven. Jeremiah
himself could not read the book, be
cause he wal "abut up," not impris
oned (v. 16), but "restrained;" prolr
ably forbidden by the king to prfath
In publlo to the people, so that he
would have been arrested had he made
the attempt. Baruch therefore took
the roll, and from a balcony over the
gate read it to the vast assembled mul
titudes. TV. Jeremiah's Book Destroyed bj
the King. Vs. 20-26. 21. "So the king
sent Jebudi to fetoh the roll:" So
that he might have possession of it,
and might learn the contents from the
roll itself, and not through second
23. "When Jehudl had read three-or
four leaves:" Rather columns of the
writing serosa the roll. "He:" the
king, apparently in anger snatching
tbe roll from Jehudl, "cut it with the
penknife," used for sharpening- the
reeds used as pens, and which hung at
the scribe's girdle, "and cast it into
26. "The king oommanded .
to take . . . Jeremiah the proph
et; but the Lord hid them:" We do
not know how, but he is not heard of
for several years.
V. But the Word of God Was Not
Destroyed. Vs. 2T-32. The Outward
Form Restored. 28. "Take thee again
another roll," etc.: In this was writ
ten all ni former words, and many
more like words were added (v. 32).
31. "I will bring. . . all the cv
that I have pronounced against them:"
Destroying the book or murdering
the prophet, would not prevent the ful
fillment of God's word.
Men try to destroy God's word In
this day by rejecting the Bible as the
Word of God, hating it, ridiculing it,
perverting it, denying It.
Sometimes we cut some of the leaves
ot the Bible by reading only portions,
by false interpretations, and by deny
ing or softening It warning and re
All effort to destroy the Bible are
.- Tfea shot tha truth ia opposed, the
nt nptay ft fc tprtad abroad.