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MACK I E.
rlran Pre** A*Mt
a* Pauline pick
tern** the street
•tied It from Hie
ketbook of Hu**la
tin might carry It
iter* or pnt>er* ot
'nullne *llp|>ed the
i muff and hurried
d her own room she
« of the leather book
.able There was a
banknotes, stoo In
i a picture, a portrait
lagaxlne of a ulrl <> *
DAD?" SUE VVHISI'EtiIU).
wn wearing a black
at and holding a long
in one hand.
.ted at the picture with
lUUignntion, for it was a half
reproduction of Fleming's por
of herself. The original picture
in her father's study downstairs,
.'here was a single line under the
lure which had evidently illustrated
ne special article on Fleming, the
Inter. It read, "An example of
•ming's delicate portraiture."
The next day Pauline caused to be
lerted in a morning paper a brief
'ound.— A pocketbook. Owner may call
1 prove property. No. GG W. street.
V continuous line of people who had
it pocketbooUs of some description
pt the Cameron servants to rigid at
' "ico upon the door.
>ek came and not one ap
aroused that assurance in
-irenst that here was the
ad carried her picture with
le bell rang, and the servant
i a tall slender man, immac
cssed, whose air was that of
ais quick glance swept boldly from
tuline's lovely dark face to the lux
iously furnished room, in one corner
which sat Pauline's maid, quietly
You have found my pocketbook, I
•ve," said the man pleasantly,
"illy careless of me, you know,
i it. Found It tn Broadway, I
said Pauline graciously, "I
' in Broadway. What col
-oti lost ni- 1 what
mtain?" asked Pau
dated the man—"sev
ilhirs and a few trin
iut your description
said Pauline pleas
vondc?red at the ugly '■
sed the man's brow,
uch a frcw of disap- i
expression of baffled !
me at long intervals,
all men. Some were j
ers were old. and each
description that nearly |
of book she had found. I
/s dwindled down to !
.Jer, a most prepossess- !
in whose manners were I
" c'uHpss beggar," be ex
P VW -
' $ iden
CIS* - flli-re was !
nation in the way j
ing of that sort. I
ii son.ewin i, near the park j
t the Sixties or Seventies—Hint is,
<ed it shortly after I passed West
venty-sec nd street and went back
search for it, but It could not be
■nnd." He spoke rapidly and post
vely, nnd Pauline felt a little thrill
tat she had at last discovered fat
Nevertheless she was rather piqued
thp fact that although he might
e i-ared enough about her pictun
ry It within his pocketbook the
iut did not seem to recognize by
utward sign that the original nt
lie ture snt before him Conse
ly she pressed the point to her
"ie other article contained in
" she asked. "If you will
*"— she paused suggestive
■> hesitated, then
■'•' rom its char
i why the
MM the «ii|
.«*» > If mn! I'trrtn) If in ■
11 nt nt. lit it dl'itc r
*|h> v ««l « Imf « te«i
ri* nll« t Pauline, in) il«>nl Mint ''
pri>hil««d ynn «hotild h«»e that nrl
fur« In VVI. kel'*r
"flow <olild I forget d«d* Toll *l'>r»" l
mean llmf ton have really nrdcfp
them fi»t mi"?" cried i*htiiiiii- ili'iifiln
"112 w** about to tin no Te*terdin '
when I lo*t mj- pocket book I'll Imtii
to flip bunk nnil drawn "he ea*h, w«»
bringing It home to jmi when *otiM>
how, *«mf where not fur from honv i
I lout the confounded thing You'll
hntp to wait anuth'T week for tin j
"Wlml sort of |iockctliook Wn* It i
IiiiI?" Hnkcil I'nullni' mechanically
Tlit" question hop nnil a mitiiriil om I
enough now klii- hnil Interviewed s. j
tunny lost property owner* Hint day. I
"New one ( bought 11 week ago, red;
llumlh, had four hundred In It nml
clipping of some sort about queer uses l
"Dad!" rrled Pnullne tragically.
"Well?" asked lief father. "1 know
it was careless, hut"
"It Isn't that, hut I believe 1 found'
-hat very pocketbook yeslenlny. I ad
rertlsod It lu this morning's paper "
"Well, hy Jove, where Is it?" asktil
ier father, with keen Interest.
"I don't know where It Is now," con-!
fessed I *llllll IK' "I've Interviewed do/,
ens of people today. It does seem as
though the s reels must he strewn with
pocketbook*, so many have been lost
1 was most particular ahout Idenilll
cation, and It happened that the la-•
young man who eall.il described the
pocket hook so accurately that I
It to him."
Mr I .enter knitted his brons thought
fully "That's very queei. lulin-■
Yoii hotter tell me all ahout II and I> •
sure and recollect all you can alxnit
the people who called In regard to the
matter You see. there are many dis
lionost men. and women, too, for that
matter, who make a business of an
swering advertisements of that sort
Sometimes tin l }' can guess very ac
curately at the appearance of a lost
article. Indeed, so clever are they
that they manage to possess them
selves of many articles to which they
have not the slightest right. Did you
Hud a clipping in the book?"
I'auline flushed at her own vanity
in attributing the possession of her
picture to some infatuated young man
when it was that dearest of men, her
father, after all, who had preserved:
"I didn't notice the clipping, dad,"
she said, "but I did find a magazine
reproduction of mv portrait—that and
"I certainly did not have your pic
ture. Pauline, but that is a detail. Tell
me what you can about the people who
Pauline did so, omitting no incident
that she could remember and calling
upon her maid to substantiate any
doubtful points In her narrative When
she had concluded Mr Lester shook
"Never mind, Pauline; but it is rath
er funny, you know. I'm afraid there
was more avarice than romance in the
situation. Very likely the last half
dozen men who called were in league
to claim the pocketbook. By clever
guessing and the process of eliminat
ing certain facts tile last claimant, was
able to give a rather accurate descrip
tion of the article and so assured you
of his ownership There, my dear,
don't feel badly Almost anybody
might have been deceived in the same
way. Suppose you come to my study
and show me the picture You sav
you kept that."
Quite mortified and very penitent,
Pauline fetched the clipping from her
room and laid it on her father's desk
Mr Lester adjusted his eyeglasses nml
looked critically at the clipping Then
he nodded approval.
"Very good indeed. Pauline." Then
he turned the paper over and smiled
humorously. "Some Peculiar I'sos of
Electricity," he read handing the
clipping to her
Pauline looked and tilushed painful
lj\ "What a vain goose I am' An
you not ashamed to have sueh a fool
ish daughter? But it was a . oim i
dence, wasn't it?"
Mr. Lester drew her down to his
knee and kissed her gently "There
is more to this matter, Pauline,_ I hap
pened into Frank Seymour's office to
day and picked tip this clipping from
his desk 110 had just out it from a
magazine, and it lay "electricity' side
up. I read part of it and asked him
if J might borrow the clipping Ili>
seemed rather embarrassed. 1 under
stand the reason now The slv voum
Pauline burled her blushing face on
'•.ls shoulder. "Von don't mind, dad'-'
"Yes and no. l'auline," he admitted
betwcon a sigh and a smile "It is
not unexpected, and when Frank
comes send him to me. and you need
not be afraid of the outcome."
Why He Wanted References.
At a credit men's dinner one of the
veterans told this story: "In the recon
struction days a man from a Missis
sippi valley town came to our western
house one day. Wo had sold him be
fore In a small way, and he always
paid. He had enlarged his business,
he told us, and wanted a bigger line
than usual, but before making his se
lections he wanted us to give him ref
erences. We expressed surprise at
such an unheard of demand, but he
said, 'My two brothers-in-law have
gone in with me, and they're very par
ticular as to whom they do business
with.' So we sent him to our banks,
and he came back, said we were all
right, picked out a big line of goods,
and in sixty days he 'busted.' We
couldn't collect a ddllar. Two years
later 1 met the man in Cincinnati and
told him we had become reconciled to
our loss. 'But will you please tell me,'
I asked, 'why did you want references
as to our credit?' 'W T ell, you see,' he
answered, 'I wanted to know If you
•ould stand It.' "—Exchange.
Still Beef Raiser.
: Chr&!..«j i-rize t
„ Wi>n It I mlly and n Gift \
For IH» Church Htnldti «
• By ROSA C. TIIOKNDYKF. •
V <*»|>rri«ht, IW» American I'tmu J
| y Atlurltlltn O
"tllfls," *nld Kadi# Annuity to half
■ dozen companion* coni|x>*inii * com
udttee to rntn« liurrli fund* for
■ Clirlstnin*, "It'* * crying dim me fof
1 that Mr. Slyter to lie permitted to »hut
himself up in that fortre** of III* with
■II hi* money, which he might n*e In
making people happy at Chrlatmn*
time, and never giving away * cent
of It to any one. lie'* too mean to
"It Isn't men ti lie**," said Martha
Fowler; "lie's writing some ponderous
book and doesn't wish to be ills
"Hump!" said I<ou Thorpe. "lie
doesn't mind being disturbed by men;
It's only women he won't let come any
i "I've heard he's very generous," re
marked Irene Wilson—"that Is, he
would be if one could get at him to
| Interest him in giving."
"lie's handsome ns u picture," said
"Why is It," asked Helen Dudley,
a stranger, "that no woman can get at
"Simply because he's built a house
separate from all other houses and
keeps a butler In lieu of a sentinel,
who. If any woman calls for n sub
i scrlption or any other business, be
comes the medium of communication.
She can never see Mr. Slyter."
"It's my opinion," said Miss Fowler,
"that some woman should effect an en
trance to this castle of his, get him out
and make a normal man of him. I've
heard the story about him—l mean
what caused him to shun women. A
girl once came to him and told him
something another girl had said about
him. lie gave a handsot. nresent to
the girl who said what was repeated
to him and cut the talebearer the next
time he met her on the street Since
that episode he won't let n woman
come near him."
"He must be narrow minded to shun
the whole sex for the sin of one," re
marked Miss Dudley.
"He's abnormally honorable."
"I'll tell you who could bring him
round." said Miss Qulgley—"Jacqueline
Leroy. And I think she'd like the
Job. She's downed every man In the
town, and I have no doubt she's sigh
ing for some one else to conquer. Let's
offer her a prize if she'll bring Mr.
Slyter to the church Christmas party
on Christmas eve."
"I should think," remarked Miss
Arnisb.v, "that if lie's such a stickler
for "hoiiorn'Tle conduct some girl wlio
would be above making conquests for
fun would lie more likely to succeed
"Oh, Sadie," protested Miss Qulgley,
"you make me tired! Do you think a
man Is drawn by a woman's honorable
conduct? Send him a fascinator and
the more dishonorably she treats him
the quicker she'll snare him."
One of these prattlers, a bosom friend
of Miss Leroy. was commissioned to
goto her and offer her a present if
she would bring Westcott Slyter to the
Christmas church party. Miss Leroy,
instead of decllniug the bribe with in
dignation, wished to know what It
would be and when told told that she
would receive a dozen pairs of gloves
struck for two dozen. Her terms hav
ing beeb accepted, £he began to lay
plans for getting her clutches on the
"Just think." observed Miss Thorpe
when she heard of this nefarious con
tract, "of sending a girl with no sense
of honor at all to catch an abnormally
"She'll catch him all the same," re
piled Miss Qulgley—"that Is, if she can
get at him."
Miss I/eroy's comeliness was a mat
ter of dispute By some she was called
pretty, by others homely. When her
face was at rest there was no beauty
In It. but when it lighted up It changed
completely, taking on an expression of
mingled Innocence and chlldlikeness
Every one spoke of "that guileless
way" she had with her. Probably her
most effective feature was her eyes.
They were dark brown ones, and she
could look out of them anything she
pleased. Her principal use for them
was to send expressions of injured In
Miss I.eroy determined lr> make a
rooonnolssauoc of Slyter cnstle, as it
was callod by the younjf women of the
place. Taking a book under tier iirm.
"I'M MUCH BKTTKR HOW," SHB BAIIV
ahe went to the house and rang the
bell. The butler appeared, and ah*
asked for Mr. Slyter with a Tlew to
take hia subscription for a new vol
ume. Of course she didn't fret sight of
him, but she cross questioned the but
ler—asking, he thought, impertinent
questions—and learned where Mr. Sly
ter's study was situated. Then on
leaving the premises, throwing he?
strategic eye about, she observed that
an apple tree sent its branches right
up agniiisi tuo'sUHly~"window.
A day or two later, while Mr. Slyter
was writing a chapter In his book, en
title "Man's Place in the Universe,"
happening to glance aside, he saw a
irtft t ktmw that
•er I nrrer did
lt» rwnimiil hi* wn
ItttprruptPtl hr * *Hrh«
th# llxht looking for
»aa N»tnnl«ttPd to a ll> it* «trl t
• p|«*BrPd by thp length of her drP«B to
bp alioitl thlrtppn yearn old up In th»
trpo and nmklnir pfforta to rpaeti the
kltp with nnp hand. wl<le »he rlnnf to
a branrh with the nth* Mr dlyter
thrpw up thp aaah and «ald to hpr
"What arp jon dnlnx tip In a tre#
trying to regain a kltp In l»peemt>ert
Thla lan't kltp tltna "
"Mjr llttlp brothpr waa flying hla klta.
and II ramp down in your trep I
didn't ttippoae jroti'd mind my trying
to gpt It. I'm rery aorry to have In
Khp look pi I a* If aha won Id rry
"My dpar child, of cottrae I don't
mind Htop a bit. I'll got a broom
handlpor aomethlng to pokp It with "
HP ran away kmi thp window, pro
cured a r«KI nnd »n back. Thp kltp
wna still dnngllng. but thp girl wna
nowherr to hp aeen. A drpad thnt slip
had fallen gnvp Mr SlytPr a cold chill.
I.ennlng out of the window, thcrp alip
Iny under the trpe, appnrently nncon
lous To run 4own nnd out to
where she hnd fwlleti rpqulred but half
a minute. Seeing no sign of life, 1n»
took the child up In his nrnn, carried
her Into the house nnd Inhl her on n
lounge. lie wna surprised at her
"Wllllnm!" hp yelled.
The butler entered the room, but
got no further than the door when he
wns ordered to cnll n doctor. At thnt
moment Slyter felt n hand clutch his
arm nnd a forced voice any:
"No, no! I'm not badly hurt. (Jive
me ii little time nnd I'll be nil right."
"Never mind, Wllllaai. wait nwhlle.
P.ring n What have we In the line
of restoratives—whisky? No; thnt
won't do. These creatures reipiire
something stm-k under their noses
I haven't smelling salts. Itring a glass
William retired nnd returned with
the wine. Ills master took It from
him nt the door nnd. going to the
girl, asked her to drink a little of It.
She barely touched It to her lips,
made n wry face nnd handed it back.
Two brown eyes looked up nt him
with nn expression he was not likely
soon to forget.
"1 suppose," she said In a self re
proachful tone, "that my fall Is a
punishment for trespassing."
"Not nt all, my dear child. You were
quite welcome to try to recover your
"I'm much better now," she said.
"I'm going home."
"I'll send you In my auto."
"No; 111 goon foot, thank you. I
must run along; mamma will be wor
"But the kite?"
"Oh, never mind that."
"Here's a dollar; buy your brother
As she went out she showed signs
of weakness, and he supported her
He tried to dissuade her from going
alone, but she was firm, lie said lie
would send to Inquire about her, and
she gave him her address. Then she
drugged herself nwny.
The next morning William called to
know how the little girl was and was
told that she was inn critical condl
tion. Tills brought his master. He
wns ushered luto a room where the
"little girl" Iny on a lounge, but as
there wns no short skirt to give her
the appearance of n child Slyter smv
what seemed to htm to be n young
woman somewhere between seventeen
and twenty years old.
He saw Jack l.eroy. She had flown
the kite herself and brought It down
after many attempts upon Mr. ' jer's
apple tree When he went aw ,*rom
the window she hail scurried • n the
tree and had only time to a .me an
unconscious but graceful p .tlon on
the ground w hen he returne
There wits an air of eon on In the
room contrasting with Mr. Rlyter's
bachelor quarters. A cheerful i.re
blazed on the hearth, the hangings were
In perfect taste, the pictures were at
tractive, and a silken blanket grave
fully i >vered the "little girl" front the
waist down. Sylter's call lasted a
couple of hours.
When Christmas e\e came the prlr.e
that had been offered for Mr. Sylter's
capture was almost forgotten, ami
those who remembered it never
dreamed of .lack's winning It. When
the members of the congregation were
assembled for the Christmas festiv
ities a belated couple walked into
guild room. A dozen girls utteriM e\
elamatlons of astonishment. The p:iir
were Jacqueline l.eroy and Westeott
Slyter. Miss l.eroy marched In as
unassumingly as If she had caught a
sparrow The same Innocent ami)
piaycd about her lips; the same initio
less look was in her eye. No one w<nt!d
have dreamed that she had a. complish
•il anything unusual
Mr. Slyter left a cheek for tUW
with the treasurer of the church
Kee-p In the Sunshine,
There are only two kinds of people In
the world the people who live lis the
shadow and gloom and those who live
on the sunny side of the street. These
shadowed ones are sometimes called
pessimists, sometimes people of rnelan
ch«J>- temperament; sometimes they
are called disagreeable j>ooplo. Hut.
wherever they go, their characteristic
Is this their shadows always travel on
before them These people never l«\tr
their own burden, but expose all their
wounds to others. They are all so
busy looking down for pitfalls, and
sharp stones and thorns on which to
step that they do not even know that
there are any stars In the sky. These
folks live on the wrong side of the
street. And yet It U only twenty feet
across to the other sidewalk, when*
sunshine always lies.—Newell l»wight
An Inquisitive Scot.
Scotchmen are fond of an argument
and delight to find flaws In an oppo
nent's logic. Two blacksmiths were
once conversing as to which was the
first trade in the world. One insisted
that It must have been pmlemng and
quoted from Genesis, "Adam was put
Into the garden of Eden to dress it
and keep It." "Aye. John," retorted
the other, who had stood up for his
own trade, "but wha Wide the
i Lti 11
j ll Stiongct
. A MITCMKL.
i l«1A, h\ Amrrl'nn A»»n
I have been <m Hie sett for forty
fear* mill hurl' iliri u*h nmny
ttamref* Thus I lnnf had * tuple op
port unity to tilwwfVi' how diffpfptit peo
pie will act In the p| p*pn< P of death
Thrpe t Imp* luvt I been i ntrlod from
a stranded ship nVH Ixillltip In *
brepi hps buoy mid twice jF down
Willi Iht ship Whllp I•n« > say that
I havp become used to it, yet | havp
gained self control In HIP presence «112
death nuil ilils lias enabled HIP in
take lotiee of the action of others
T*l> in a certain point a marine <ll*
astpr N llkp n battlp. many on board
being sustained by nn endeavor lo
avert tho rntnstrophe llui once nil
effort has lifrnnif useless ihoKp ex
posed lo the merciless waters sink lo
n condition of ilespnlr Thou tliolliulil
woman tuny rise above the vigorous
num. nnd n little child may show more
fortitude than nil OIK'I I , imil only
onre, In my long experience have I
wltnoaacd n ruse where I In- four of
deßth from the waves wm swallowed
by something stronger
In is" 1 whs iapinl nof n steamer
fitted up fur tho passenger ser\ 100 nml
running between Now York nuil Her
mutln line trip wo made nt n
ROU when trn\ol was m n minimum
atul carried vorv few passengers. Tho
«lny wo sailed tho weather wns fair.
TIIP fpw passenuers wore supposed to
bp on board, nml tho gangplank was
nboni to bo drown In when a man was
upon running through iho dock house
for tho steatm r 1 was loaning ovor
tho rail at tho time to soo that nil wns
clear for pulling out, nnd as soon ns
the newcomer was aboard I turned
away Then I saw a passenger sin ml
lng on Ihp dock pale ns n ghost
"Did lIP got aboard?" ho nsktst
"Yes," I rppllod nnd pave iho signal
to tnovp. I had too nnioh on my mind
to glvo any thought to iho in ideiil
L.Kr I-.U.1. ins in.ows UNA rim it U* OF
and il did not oeeui to iu<- again 1111
later in the voyage
The next morning niter l>renktast as
1 was going up onto the bridgp n man
stopped lilo and said
"t "liptaill, stln-o yon li.<e snlit-d one
of your passeiipers has disappeared "
"How do yon know that?" 1 asked
"Never mind how I know U I suu
ply report tho fact "
"Which one is missing'?"
"Ills name is on Iho list Klbeit
"I will have a search made
I eaileil for the purs.>r went over
the list with htm and lohl him to find
Klbert t'arpontei 11.- e id<- a s<ar '
and n>iH»rtisl thai no -tt -'t luau w. -
alwiard tin- ship A s< r. >i>i t- • !
been engaged undrr the ii;stu> , hut •'
key h::d not b(ffi ealhil ;'.<r No one
Knew htm, and It was not known
whether he had oome aboard or not
1 sent fiir the passenwr who had r.-
port.xl the matter and ti I him that It
was probable the man had been left
"No, he wasn't." said the informant
"I saw him on d>vk standing beside
yon when I came al»«ird "
"Are you the man who cantp late?"
"YPS I was the last one togo up
the gangplank "
Then I remembered the passengt>r
who seemed to have bet x n atTis tinl by
the other's coming
"What's your name?" I asked
•"lUirton IMear Hurt on."
"W*o, Mr r.urton. will you be gmvl
enough to tell me «hy yon take so
great nn interest m this man <'arpen
Without rpply he tDmed on his heel
Mid left tne I !<<k«-d the purser what
it all meant, and he id he didn't
know A man had et.i:;va>xl passage un
der tie* name of Kil>orl t'arpenter. but
ho had seen nothing of hint lie had
searched the ship and had not found
him. but admitted that it was quite
possible for a man to hide, especially
by going away down into the depths
oft' e hold I took a look at all the
passengers there were but twelve of
them with a view to discovering if 1
could recognise the man who had
stood beside me when we sailed Aft
er examining them all I was sure to
wns not among t hem
The affair was a mystery The ortl
eers made it a topic of conversation
while on and off duty, and the passen
cers In the stuoking room talked and
made bets about it. A pool was laid
based on different solutions of the
problem whether Ciqvmter had come
■board, was 8(111 atonrd or had goti*
overboard The only prrac;* fn>ui
whom it Mrufd probable that infor
mation could l>e Obtained «u Mr. llur
ton, but w hen spproarhed on the sub
ject he shot himself up like a dam
The more I thought about the miss-
Ins man the more I recalled hie »i»
pea ranee. He was rather long of body
and short of lejt. lons wvs u«*l red
hair, his face being sprinkled with
freeklea Mr. Hurt on was in appear
ance his antlpodea. Ilis body was
bot lotiß enoogb for his less, which
were like stilts. Ills complexion was
dark, and his face wore a sinister ex
nin i ■ ■
M h htllifl nil.
tf»onhli i*l lt«>' I «li> mi >t
I lIIMIUI 11-l| llw |.l|t <t't tl» 111 HI
•ppr< H for HIP ml*- inn (M> RI
I hurt w»et» Mm, and ll»> tailed lm*<
pnmi' *|io«r*l Of I n< »oo>t it* w••
mnde |M»M hi* b><» wotiltl U> comin »u
|iin|«ti), IIIP n>|wlMli would inukr ii
FFRWTRI I|P|| <»«LT of 11, AND I |lf»'lc!rlll
•hut WP *h«>ind ln> *b|p t« uhe mt e\
pl*n*t|on Hill HIP pur«ei, I wit* told
piwihpwohod Intlh tnV evidence rthd (hut
of Mr llnrlim, which rMmitrd mut
mmli' nnljr n half lietirlml pffort l«» Hurt
thi» itmn Hl* theory wa* that < m
pptttrr IM<I lint rout* nbo trd
MIU thnt occurred Which put HIP
my«tpry mil of the head* of nil of tl«
Before nailing (hp signal oprvlcp liml
glvpn n warning of a hit. ilcanp In tlir
Wml IndlP* I walchpd HIP BHPMIIPLPR
•mt onp morning about four hell* saw
II drop llkp lead It wa*n't IOHB nfter
this that the wind began to *end frag
■iipiiinry cloutl* arrow Ihp heaven*. In
creasing hour aftpr hour In «l»li«N
(111 It wax plain thnt no were In the
teeth of the hurricane
Our ve**el waa of average ■trength,
hut any ordinary ship having to stand
IIIP wind and waves of it hurrii'ittto la
llahlo to give way When a wave
itiwk ua It watt a* if several ton* of
rook hail lieen hurled against ua out of
tho mouth of a gigantic gun. I'IIP
drops of water beating against my
cheek struck llkp gravel itonrs. Tho
only passenger on dock was Mr. Hur
toti I was on tho Itrulgo when I saw
him ootnp up tho couipttnlonwny, turn
ami look nt the storm It seemed to
makp tio more Impression on him than
a twplvo knot gale Thon, looking Up
at mo, ho sailß out:
"This will tlrlvo him out."
At any other time the words would
have seemi-d ludicrous, hut now.
knowing that if the hurricane did noi
blow Itself oul very soon our vessel
would not he utile to stand up against
It,l had no interest in what the mini
meant. Indeed, soon after this I heard
an ominous creaking and when the
how plunged down In between the
monster waves and rose again I felt
the ship bend at the waist. From that
moment 1 knew she was liable to
break in two.
It was half an hour after this that I
left the bridge in charge of the tlrst
mate and went below to make an ex
amination. It> thl* ttmo the passengers
knew that the ship was about togo to
pieces Passing through the cabin. I
found them all. except Burton, grouped
while one of them was pray I A-'
"Are we lost, captain?" tisUisl all at
"1 am going to see.' 1 replied and
hurritd away. Passing down a coni
panionway, 1 entered a lower deck.
It was dark, but not so dark that 1
«on Id not discern objects And this is
the sight 1 saw through the glootn.
There was the long bodied, short
legged carpenter defending himself
against the stilted Kurton. Carpen
ter's weapon was u heavy furnace
poker. Burton's a cutlass that he had
stolen from among a lot of old arms
that had been locked up in the ship for
years Burton made his thrusts and
let fall his blows with the fury of a
demon, while Carpenter, though on the
defensive, had been driven to bay and
was no less wildly vindictive Both
tuen were covered with blood.
The contrast between this picture
and that of the huddled passengers I
had just left occurring under the
frightful conditions made my blood
run cold The ship and passengers
were in my care 1 was going to Bud
out how great was the damage from
the strain whether, indeed, we had
minutes or hours before being ingulf
ed—and yet my steps were uiouicnturi
ly arrested by the sight of two human
beings seeking to kill each other in
the very presence of another, a more
fearful, ending. Yet it was but a
glauce I gave them, then hurried on.
I found the strain great, but there
were braces that bid fair to still hold
the ship together for sonio.tiin..- - -
ing noted this. I hurried back to the
bridge by another route than that by
which 1 had come, for 1 desired to
shut off Initli the praying passengers
and the enemies As soon as
I reached"the tbvk I noticed' u lull in
the wind and saw a yellow strip of
light oil the liorlsoii in the direction
from which the storui had come I
sent an otllcer to the passengers i«-
low to tell them the hurricane had
passed and there was hope that the
idilp would not break in two.
It was not till the next morning
that 1 considered the danger past.
Then I w enl below to announce "the
good news to the jmssengers All
w ere in the cabin except Burton and
Carpenter As l left them 1 heard
the voice of a passenger raised in
thanksgiving for having been spared.
I went on Into the place where 1 had
left the two men lighting and found
them tytug stone dead. What the ele
mental tempest had passed over the
storm of hate had taken
Their sis ret died with them. Noth
ing ever afterward came up to give
a clew to the nature of the feud be
tween them. We buried them at sea.
sliding both o*er the ship's side to
A Christmas Game.
The "chest" may tie arranged in any
way that will bide one of the players.
The game Is based ou the old poem.
Tho mistletoe hung in the castle hall.
The hotly branch shone on the otil oak
The baron's retainers were blithe anil
A-keeping the Christinas holiday.
The "retainers" all form a ring about
tbe "lover." who Is blindfolded. Th«
Here we are so blithe and gay,
Keeping our Chrtstmaa holiday
Oae wilt hide In tho chest hereby
To iruesa who it la you must surely try.
With that one of the "retainers" runs
and hides in the improvised chest.
The "lover" Is led to It, and he may
ask questions of the hidden one. who
may reply by "Yea" or "No," disguis
ing the Tolce. By these answers the
"k>Ter" must tell who the retainer is.
If he fails he must try again. When
he succeeds, the hidden person becomes
The Mean Thing.
"Phyllis Is the meanest kind of a gos
"What tnakes you think soT"
"Recsusp she never tells yon any
hing herself. but gets you to tell her
nil you know "
NOW IN SCt.
Other Part ot Cullinan Diamond
Adorns British Crown.
QUEEN WARY MAY WEAR BOTH.
Famau* Qems Can Be Removed From
Cmblemt ot Empire and Used a*
Pendant—Finder af 3,024 Carat Stana
"thought Himself Victim of Joka Un
til Hit Prise Was Appraised.
The two great Cullinan dlnmnnila
now nhinp dar.xliigly In the crown and
acepter of King fleorgp of I'ngland.
The Inrger, the Star of Africa, which
weighs 61 carats, has been set In
the king'* scepter; the smnller gem,
weighing :I0!I :I 111 carals, finds plncc In
tho Imperial crown anil on *tnte occa
sions sparkles and burns immediately
"'we the ermine band which circles
the crown's base.
The diamonds can be removed from
the ItrltWli emblems of power and
worn jointly as n pendant. Thus they
may tulorn Queen Mary, who can have
the satisfaction of knowing that no
woman on t 1 e civilised globe possesses
The setting of the diamonds In the
crown aud scepter and as a pendant
was Intrusted to Messrs. Garrard, tho
Mown jewelers, I/indon. It was diffi
cult to prepare the acepter to receive
the Star of Africa, for the general
ornamentation of the regal bauble bad
to be kept intact—lt has heraldic slg
Kohinoor Small by Comparison.
It gives a better idea of the Star of
Africa's size to state that the Kahl
noor, which to the popular mind is the
Ideal "big diamond," weighs after sev
eral cuttings lOti l-10 carats.
The Cullinan diamond was named
after the head of the company which
owns tho Premier diamond mine in
South Africa, where the diamond was
found in January, 1905. The original
1 stone, by far the largest diamond ever
found, weighed 3,02-1 carats, or nearly
one pound six ounces avoirdupois.
At that learned mineralogists and ex
perts on gems believe it was part of a
still larger diamond which was cloven
when a volcanic eruption burled it
with titanic force from the molten
depths where It was formed. No less
an expert than Or. George Frederick
Kunz estimates that the original dia
mond weighed no loss than 5.000 carats
and that tho part of it not yet fount)
Is in four pieces at least.
Presented to King Edward.
The Cullinan diamond was presented
to King Edward by the South African
states, including the former Boer re
publics, as a token of peace and re
conciliation. The price paid for it has
| been stated in various figures and as
high as $1,000,000. Even that sum is
far below its theoretical value. At
great cost the huge stone was cut Into
two gems, which now ornament tho
The stone was found by the merest
chance. The day's work nt the Pre
mier mine was over, and Frederick
Wells, the surface manager, was mak
ing his usual rounds.
Glancing along one side of the deep
excavation, his eye suddenly caught
I the gleam of a brilliant object far up
on the bank. lie lost no time In
climbing up to the spot where he ha<*
noted the glint of light. He had not
been mistaken: It was really a bril
liant crystal. He tried to pull It out
with bis fingers and ns this proved
impossible he sought to pry it out
with the blade of his penknife. To his
-►.■.irprise the knife blade broke without
causing the stone to yield,
i Finder Thought It a Joke.
Telling of his discovery Mr. Weils
said: "When I took a good look at the
stone stud there in tho side of the
pit it suddenly flashed across me that
1 had ROUP insane that the whole
thing was imaginary. I knew it could
not be a diamond All at once anoth
er solution tin tvrtcd on ine. Some prac
tical joker, thought 1. has plante'Mhls
huge chnnk of glass here for me t>
With the aid of a larger blade of his
knife he finally stt eeeded in prying
out the stone and carried it to the
mine's off, •• Here It was cleaned,
and.to the astonishment of all. It was
found to have a weight of JVO24 carats,
more than three times that of any oth
er diamond that had been discovered.
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If that was s.i l mlil he a bloomln'
mlliionhair. Ish >uld I've been doing
time on and orf ever since I was a
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