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THE SCRANTON, TRIBUNE SATTJBD AY MORKINtt, MAY 18. 1895.
Of .-and About the
Makers1 of Books,
Of the writers who have possessed
sufficient vitality to form the basis of a
school or "cult," .the German, Hermann
Sudermann, ranks among the first. He
is a masterly realist, who utilizes his
powers of analysis, not, as do Howells
and James, In photographing the com'
monplace, but In depicting the funda
mental human passions, from the
standpoint of the Burgeon who enjoys
seeing his patient writhe and rave. Mr.
Howells shuns a strong emotion as he
would shun strong liquor or a pestl
lence, Budermann, on the contrary, Is
never at his happiest until he is insert
ing his keen and glittering scalpel Into
the very heart of his characters, and
laying bare, In ithelr elemental
strength, the cardinal motives of hu
man conduct. It matters little that
most persons do not care to be forever
transfixed in fascination at the awful
Inner tragedies of life. Sudermann
transfixes them, just the same. It Is his
business, his profession. Those who do
not care to shudder need not buy his
Perhaps one of the most powerful of
Eudermann's shorter tales is his novel,
"The Wish," an excellent translation
of which has Just been published by
D. Appleton & Co. The theme of It Is
easily recapitulated. Olga manages
things so that her sister Martha shall
marry Robert Helllnger. Then she dis
covers that she loves -Robert herself.
Olga is not a wanton, but a pure
minded, resolute woman, with perhaps
an overplus of nerves. She strives to
stifle her impossible passion, and, sis
ter-like, with all tenderness nurses
Martha during an Illness following the
birth of Martha's child. But while
Olga is at the bedside of her dying
Blsrter, Robert, wearied with a long
Vigil, falls asleep and his head drops
upon Olga's shoulder. The magnetic
force of this physical contact so far
gets the better of Olga's conscience
that she finds herself, in spite of her
self, wishing that her sister might die.
It transpires that Martha does die; and
that after her death Robert, awaken
ing to the fact of Olga's love, seeks to
marry her. She consents; the day Is
fixed; but alone with her conscience
Olga meets her Nemesis, and feeling
nerseir guilty as If she had been lit
erally her Bister's murderer, she puts
an end to her life.
The strength of Sudermann's writing
Jies noi in details of plot, which look
tame enough when articulated skele
tonwlse; It la to be found In the electric
force of his descriptions, in the hys
teria of his all-searching scrutinies of
the human soul. His characters do nrt
llveandbreatheandhave their being like
rational beings should; they resemble
rather the inmates of an Insane asylum
suddenly bereft of keepers and turned
loose Into the corridors, to form their
own desired degree of bedlam. To de
pict the vagaries of minds diseased is
no light task. It calls for the nicest
skill, lest a shade too little or a daub
too much turn all Into ridicule. Suder
mann Is genius enough to work serious
ly and effectively. While the book Is
before you, you are bound to bow down
to Its potent spell. But when you lay
It aside, and try to look at the char
acters In It as becomes a well-regulated
cttizen with at least an average Nineteenth-century
intellect, the conviction
dawns upon you that the company of
monomaniacs is not a thing to be
wished for as a dally circumstance.
To the average mind there does not
appear to be a sufficient reason for the
existence of the book "Melting Snows,"
by Prince Schoenalch-Carolath, the
English edition of which, by Margaret
Bymonds, Is published by Dodd, Mead
& Co., New York, and Is for sale by M.
Norton, Scranton. The title is infeli
citous; the theme commonplace and the
treatment mediocre. Bent Sorenson,
son of a rigid Lutheran pastor, falls
in love with Glaclnta Galleri, the niece
of an Italian singer; Glaclnta in time
develops a Wonderful voice and under
the patronage of the hofrath makes
her first public appearance, singing the
part of Undine. Bent worships her at
a distance, fights a duel with a soldier
who spoke lightly of his adored, Is se
riously wounded, and when he emerges
from a long Idleness finds that Glaclnta
has In the Interim wedded the hofrath,
Thereupon our hero takes his leave of
us, the author assuring us that, having
been an Indifferent civil engineer, the
lad would now become an Indifferent
poet. Upon such a skeleton it is ob
viously out of the question to hang an
In "The Impregnable City," published
by the same firm, Max Pemberton has
written a clever satire upon anarchy.
The Count Andrea Jovanowltz, a dis
ciple of Tolstoi, having been induced
to favor a general overturning of the
existing order of things because of the
rigorous punishment meted out by the
Russian government to his brother, dis
covers In the South sea a magic island,
with a submarine entrance gate, In
valuable gold deposits, caves, tunnels,
springs of fire and other wonderful
qualities. In this island he establishes
a colony of refuge- for miscellaneous
criminals. Things progress admirably
until one of the criminals betrays the
Island's location; It is attacked by
French warships; and when this selge
is lifted an uprising of the vicious ele
ment puts an end to the "impregnable
city" and to the count's dreams of
revolutionizing mankind's Idea of gov
ernment. The novel Is full of incident,
has many deft touches, and is sufficient
ly out of the beaten path to appeal to
all who can appreciate novelty in fic
Lillian Ball's "Little Bister to the
"Wilderness" (exquisitely printed and
bound by Stone & Kimball, Chicago)
takes us into a picturesque district in
the western Tennessee, at once chal
lenging comparison with Mtas Mur
free's admirable creations. But the
challenge is well sustained. The "little
sister" is a rough Jewel of a girl named
Mag, the daughter of an . ignorant,
drink-loving mountaineer, one of
those triumphs of Divinity over ad
verse environment whloh are occa
sionally to be met In unlikely places;
a woman, whose dress and speech and
dally circumstance are hard and poor,
yet whose soul U a mlraole of faith and
purity. Ma Is introduced to us
through her performance of an act of
bravery. A stranger's horse had run
away. The road was narrow and the
ledga grim and threatening. With a
bound, Mag, at peril to herself, had
seized the bridle rein and brought the
teed to standstill. The stranger's
name is Camden. He is a circuit-riding
preacher, whose portrait Is ait first
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drawn som ewh alt harshly, but ' who
afterward finds light. Ho holds a great
revival in the vicinity of Mag's home,
is the Instrument of the girl's conver
sion; unravels a number of domestic
tangles; witnesses Mag's .wonderful
heroism during an epidemic of yellow
fever which robs her of both parents
and In the concluding chapter declares
his love for her and is accepted, having
first through her clear intuitive faith
been guided into a more perfect un
derstanding of hlsown mlsslonas a min
ister. The unfolding of Mag's charac
ter under the combined influence of
love, religion and awakening woman
hood, makes In this novel a pleasant
contrast with the author's searching
dissection of Camden's mental and
psychical procenses. And the sketch
ing of the foreground, with its quaint,
half-clvlllzed "itrash whites," is deft
and skilful. Upon the whole, the "Lit
tle Sister" Impresses one as being a
book (W to be admitted to the goodly
company of kindred creations which
owe parentage to Charles Egbert Crad
dock, which is praise ample. L. S. R.
Two numbers in the tastily printed
Twentieth Century series of 'the Fred
erick A. Stokes Co. have been received
through M. Norton, Scranton. The
first is a collection of stirring sea tales
by that master pen-artist of the sea,
W. Clark Russell, entitled "The Phan
tom Death and Other StorleB," and the
second is a virile and wholesomestoryof
the Canadian Northwest by John
Mackie. entitled "The Devil's Play
ground." The beauty of this series of
copyrighted novels, apart from the mer
itorious character of the fiction includ
ed In It, Is that the volumes are small,
convenient to be held, daintily bound
In silver-stamped buckram covers, and
well illustrated. They are Just the
books to take with one on one's summer
From the tame source is received
Margaret Harriet Matthews "Dame
Prism," a story for girls which fulfills
all the requisite of that difficult and
often-abused type of literature. "Dame
Prism" pictures a number of very in
teresting people, both young and old,
In distinctly human colors; is cheerful
In tone, effervescent with good humor
and wholesome animal Bplrlts, but does
not neglect. In an unobtrusive fashion,
to teach a lesson now and then. The
charm of the book is emphasized by
sixteen full-page illustrations by Eliza
beth S. Tucker, which will aid the
younger readers to fix the book's char
acters In their memories.
AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS.
Archdeacon Farrar is now Dean of Can
terbury. Balzac's letters to Mme. Hanska are to
be published soon in book form.
Still another Napoleonic story is an
nounced (Merrlam) "The Romance of the
Sword," by George Duval.
Poet John Vance Cheney has composed
a short play In blank verse bearing on the
adventures of Helen of Troy.
Henry James has nearly ready for publi
cation a new volume of short stories, to
be published by Macmlllan & Co.
Count Tolstoi has Just finished another
work, which Is called "Priceless Wealth
and All the Trouble Attached to It."
M. Korolenko, the Russian novelist, who
visited America In 1893, Is about to publish
a volume of his impressions of travel.
A translation of Madame Blanc's notes
on "The Condition of Women in the United
States" will soon be published by Roberts
President Hyde, of Bowdoln, will have
ready for early In April his work, "Social
Theology," to be published by Macmlllan
"The Way of a Maid" is the attractive
title of Mrs. Katharine Tynan Hinkson's
first novel, which will be published this
A new edition of Professor Goldwln
Smith's "Oxford and Her Colleges" will be
Illustrated with photographs of the. va
Mr. Balfour's book, "The Foundations of
Belief," published by Longmans, Green &
Co., is already in its second edition. The
first edition comprised 3,000 copies.
Alphonse Daudet will be chaperoned
throughout his London visit by Novelist
Henry Jumoa. Daudet Intends to study
London as the scene, in part, of his next
story, "Soutlen de Famllle."
M. Jose-Maria de Heredla, who is to be
formally received Into the French Acad
emy on May 80 next, was born 62 years ago
on the Island of Cuba. He was one of the
old group of "Parnasslens," and Is a
Creole sonneteer. He succeeds M. de
Mazade, M. Paul Bourget will take his
seat in the academy on June 13 next. M.
Gaston Bolssler, the Latinlst, will prob
ably sucoeed the late M. Cammllle Doucet
as perpetual secretary.
In his new work on "Helpful Science,"
St. George Mivart, who Is distinguished
by his recognition of a personal will and
Intelligence back of all the phenomena of
the material world, enters the psychical
field with a like Inslstance upon the reality
of the human personality, upon the verity
and trustworthiness of the representations
In human consciousness, and upon the va
lidity and authority of the human reason.
Major E. G. Ross, ex-governor of New
Mexico and ex-senator from Kansas, Is
gathering material for a history of the
"Impeachment Trial of President John
son." The "Little Senator from Kansas"
played a very Important part In the trial,
and it was really his vote that saved the
president. In his history he will give
special attention to the justification to
the course of himself and those other Re-
publleans who, as members of that im
peachment court, saved President John
Lafcadlo Ilearn has unearthed a liter
ary El Dorado In Japan, although his
friends all thought he had burled himself
when he pushed his rovlngs to the Orient
and wedded a Japanese Yum-Yum. In
stead of that, this queer genius has won
more lustre from his peeps at unfamiliar
Japan than from his glimpses romantic
ana Provencal-colored of Creole and
West Indian life. He Is said by a writer
In tho Philadelphia Record to be the son
of an Irish father and a Greek mother, the
former, a surgeon In the English army,
having won In a romantlo fashion a beau
tiful maiden in one of the Ionian Islands
where he chanced to be stationed.' Laf
cadlo was their second son, and when a
lad was educated In Wales, with a view of
entering the priesthood. Somebody has
recognized him, however, as Pat O'Hearn,
of the Emerald Isle.who was packed oft to
America to shift, for himself. All the
more credit to him, and all the more power I
He is now ai numamoto, In the southern
Island of Kyushu.
SELFISH TO THE CORE.
Eugene Field Tolls Curious story
About the Late A. T. Stewart.
From the Chicago Reoord.
A story is told Illustrating the de
termination of the late A. T. Stewart
not to allow any tender consideration or
any systematlo influence to interfere
with .the accomplishments of his am
bition, which was to build up the great
est business house In America. Stew
art was for many years the merchant
prince of New York; he exerted an in
fluence that was felt in every part of
this country and was recognized
abroad. What he achieved was not
more by means of the genius of shrewd
ness than by means of the genius of
pertinacity. Stewart cultivated the
germ of selfishness that was In him;
cultivated it calculatingly and deter
minedly, as we see by this little story
that is told of him:
Upon entering his store one morning
he sought out the man having the hir
ing and discharging of the cash boys.
"Mr. Llbby," eald he, "who is that
handsome, brighOyed little boy stand
ing by the coufciter yonder?"
"His name is Mason, Charley Mason,
sir," answered Mr. Llbby. "He Is In
deed a handsome little fellow, and he
Is as bright and as well-mannered as
he Is handsome. He is the most at
tentive and most promising boy we
have In our employ."
"Yes, I thought aa much," said Stew
art, gruffly. "Discharge him at once."
"Why, Mr. Stewart!" exclaimed Llb
by, almost paralyzed with astonish
ment, "you surely cannot mean it!"
"Discharge him at once, I say," re
peated Stewart, sternly. "I'm getting
too much Interested In that boy. I find
myself stopping and talking with him
ns I come In or go out of the store.
His personality Interests me his can
dor, his intelligence, his enthusiasm,
his beauty. I find myself thinking of
him after I reach my desk and when I
should be busy at work. I have no
time and no right to become Interested
In anybody I must not suffer any lik
ing to distract me from business. Dis
charge that boy at once!"
Well, the little fellow had to go. Pre
sumably he has n6w grown to the es
tate of manhood, fulfllled all the Bplen
dld promises which were Indicated In
his youth. Me hope so. Perhaps this
reminiscence of his old employer will
fall under his eyes. For this Is a small
world In which we live.
And what of A. T. Stewart and his
work? The canny old tradesman went
to his grave, unloved and unwept. Then
robbers came and made away with his
dead body. The enormous business he
bullded up lias gone to pieces and the
vast fortune he acquired is scattered.
His genius once a mighty Influence-
Is now simply a tradition aind not
wholly a savory one. By Jupiter!
What fun old Father Time does have
getting even with human greatness!
When Voltaire died the doctors took
out his brain to measure and weigh it,
for that brain had dictated thought and
shaped philosophy for half a century.
A servant found the brain lying upon
a table. Faugh! It was an ugly sight.
So the fellow wrapped the brain in a
paper and cast It into a sewer and dogs
came and devoured it.
MOTHERS OF GREAT MEN.
Thockerv adored the memory of his
mother. He sold: "Mother Is the name of
God on the lips of little children."
Van Dyke's mother was quite an art
critic, with a very correct appreciation of
excellence in drawing and painting.
The mother of the famous Constable
Bourbon learned to fence In order to assist
In the military training of her son.
The mother of Greene, the Revolution
ary general, was a woman of great per
sonal piety, very grave and sedate.
Tasso's mother was "peculiar." It Is
believed by some writers that the madness
with which she was afflicted was inherited.
Mosslllon, the great French preacher,
had a singularly talented mother, whose
Influence over his life was unbounded.
Oliver Wendell Holmes was fond of talk
ing about his mother, and often declared
how muoh he owed to her care In training.
The mother of Peter the Great was a
woman of intrepid courage and of great
personal strength, both of body and mind.
Daniel Webster once said: "The man
who would be disrespectful to his mother
would spit on her grave when she Is deod."
Beethoven's mother was a stout, brisk,
hard-working housewife, who seemed not
to have a thought above her daily duties.
The mother of Thiers, the French pres
ident, was a quiet, thoughtful Voman, who
encouraged the literary tendencies of her
The mother of Whltefleld, the pulpit or
ator, was a woman of high character. He
always bore tribute to nor Christian vir
tues. Daniel Boone's mother was a woman of
rare good sense, sound practical judgment
and exemplary character In every partic
ular. Rubens' mother was a plain, unassum
ing housekeeper, who neither knew any
thing of nor cared anything for art or
Machlavelll's mother gave him his first
lesson in deceit, lessons that afterward
bore fruit In the doctrines taught in "The
The mother of Alexander the Great was
sold to have been a woman of great nat
ural abilities, strong willed and singularly
Kant's mother was a woman of unusual
strength of mind. He believed that he in
herited from her his taste for metaphysi
cal studios. .
Lulll was fortunate In having a musical
mother, who gave him a large amount of
training before he was turned over to a
Marlborough's mother wished him to be
a soldier, and often narrated to him tales
of military daring. In order to Inspire him
to emulate them. .
Bulwer-Lytton almost adored h'.s mother.
In "What Will He Do With It?" ho al
ludes to her as "nature's loving proxy, the
watchful mother." ;
Tennyson's mother was always regarded
by him as a model for all other mothers.
He once said: "The training of a oh lid Is
Samuel Johnson was not always an ex
emplary son, and late In life spoke regret
fully of one or two acts of disobedience of
which he was guilty.
Garibaldi's mother was a tall, command
ing woman, of grcxat strength of charac
ter. It was she who first filled his mind
with Ideas of liberty.. -
The mother of the Gracchi made her
sons the heroes they afterward became.
Her training consisted of the heroic le
gends of her native country.
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THE. EXPL9IIS r
(These short serial stories are copyrighted by Baoheller, Johnson & Bach
eller.and are printed inThe Tribune by special arrangement, simultaneous wltn
their appearance in the leading dally Journals of the large cities).
One lesson which I have learned In
my roaming life, my friends, is never
to call anything a misfortune until you
have seen the end of It. Is not every
hour a fresh point of view? In this
case I soon perceived that accident had
done for me as much as the most pro
found cunning. My guards naturally
commenced their search from the place
where I had taken Sir Charles Mere
dith's coat, and from my hiding place I
could see them hurrying along the road
to that point. Not one of them ever
dreamed that I could have doubled
back from there, and I lay quite undis
turbed in the little bush-covered cup
at the summit of my knoll. The pris
oners had, of course, learned of my es
cape, and all day exultant yells like
that which had aroused me in the
morning resounded over the moor, bear
ing a welcome message of sympathy
and companionship to my ears. How
little did they dream that on the top
I Came Upon a Silver Flask Full of Ex
eelloat Brandy snd Water.
of that very mound, which they could
see from their windows, was lying the
comrade whose escape they were cele
brating. As for me I could look down
upon this poor herd of Idle warriors, as
they paced about the great exercise
yard or gathered In Httle groups, ges
ticulating Joyfully over my success
Once I heard a howl of execration, and
I saw Beaumont, his head all covered
with bandages, being led across the
yard by two of the warders. I cannot
tell you the pleasure which this sight
gave me, for it proved that I had not
killed him, and also that the others
knew the true story of what had passed.
They had all known me too well to
think I could have abandoned him.
All that long day I lay behind my
screen of bushes, listening to the bells
which struck the hours below.
My pockets were filled with bread
which I had saved out of my allowance,
and on searching my borrowed over
coat I came upon a silver flask, full of
excellent brandy and water, so that I
was able to get through the day with
out hardship. The only other things in
the pockets were a led silk handker
chief, a tortoise-shell snuff-box, and a
blue envelope with a red seal, addressed
to the governor of Dartmouth prison.
As to the first two, I determined to send
them back when I should return the
coat Itself. The letter caused me more
perplexity, for the governor had always
shown me every eourtesy, and It offend
ed my sense of honor that I should
interfere with his correspondence. I
had almost made up my mind to leave
it under a stone upon the roadway
within musket-shot of the gate. This
would guide them In their search for
me, however, and so, on the whole, I
saw no better way than Just to carry
the letter with me, In the hope that I
might find some means of sending It
back to him. Meanwhile I packed It
sareiy away in any innermost pocket.
There was a warm sun to dry my
clothes, and when night fell I was ready
for my Journey. I promise you that
there were no mistakes this time. I
took the stars for my guides, as every
husaar should be taught to do, and I
put eight good leagues between myself
and the prison. .My plan now was to
obtain a complete suit of clothes from
the first person whom I could waylay,
and I should then find my way to the
north coast, where there were many
smugglers and fishermen who would
be ready to earn the reward which was
paid by the emperor to those who
brought escaping prisoners across the
Channel. I had taken the panache
from my busby and had crushed It In,
so that It might pass as a fur cap, but
even with my fine overcoat I feared
that sooner or later my uniform would
betray me. My first care must be to
provide myself with a complete dis
guise. When diay broke I saw a river upon
my right and a small town upon my
left the blue smoke reeking above the
moor. I should have liked well to have
entered It, because It would have In
terested me to see something of the
customs of the English, which differ
very much from those of other nations.
Much as I should have wished, how
ever, to have seen them eat their raw
meat and sell their wives, It would
have been dangerous until I had got
rid of my uniform. My cap, my mus
tache and my speech would all help to
betray me. I continued to travel to
ward the north, but never catching a
glimpse of my pursuers.
About midday I came to where, In a
secluded valley, there stood a single
small cottage, without any other build
ing In eight. It was a neat little house,
with a rustic porch and a small garden
In front of It, with a swarm of cocks
and hens. I lay down among the ferns
and watched It; for it seemed to be ex
actly the kind of place where I might
obtain what I wanted. My bread was
finished and I waa exceedingly hungry
after my long journey. I determined,
therefore, to make a short reconnais
sance, and then to march up to this
cottage, summon It to surrender, and
help myself to all I needed. It could,
at least, provide me with a chicken and
with an omelette. My mouth watered
at the thought.
As I lay there, wondering who could
live In this lonely place, a brisk little
fellow came out through the porch, ac
companied by another older man, who
carried two large clubs in his hands.
These he handed to his young com
panion, who swung them up and down, "
and round and round, with extraordl-
nary swiftness. The other, standing
beside him, appeared to watch him
with great attention, and occasionally
to advise him. Finally he took a rope
and began skipping like a girl, the
other still gravely observing him. As
you may think, I was utterly puzzled
as to what these people could be, and
could only surmise that one was a doc
tor and the other a patient, who had
submitted himself to some singular
method of treatment.
Well, as I lay watching and wonder
ing, the older man brought out a great
coat and held it while the other put It
on and buttoned It to his chin. The
day was a warmish one, so that this
proceeding amazed me even more than
the other. "At least," thought I, "It is
evident that his exercise Is over;" but,
far from this being so, the man began
to run, in spite of his heavy coat, and
as it chanced, he came right over the
moor In my direction. Ills companion
had re-entered the house, so that this
arrangement suited me admirably. I
would take the small man's clothing
and hurry on to some village where I
could buy provisions. The chickens
were certainly tempting, but still there
were at least two men In the house, so
perhaps It would be wiser for me, since
I had no arms, to keep away from It.
I lay quietly then' among the ferns.
Presently I heard the steps of the run
ner, and there he was quite close to me,
with his huge coat, and the perspira
tion running down his face. He seemed
to be a very solid man- but small so
small that I feared that his clothes
might be of little use to me. When I
jumped out upon him he stopped run
ning and looked at me In the greatest
"Blow my dickey," said he, "give it a
name, guv'nor! Is it ai circus, or what?"
That was how he talked, though I can
not pretend to tell you what he meant
"You will excuse me, sir," said I,
"but I am under the necessity of ask
ing you to give me your clothes."
"Give you what?" he cried.
"Well, if this doesn't lick cockfight-
lng!" said he. "What am I to give you
my clothes for?"
"Because I need them."
"And suppose I won't?"
"Be Jabers," said I, "I shall have no
choice but to take them." ,
He stood with his hands in the pock
ets of his greatcoat, and a most amused
smile upon his square-Jawed, clean
"You'll take them, will you?" said
he, "you're a very leery cove, by the
look of you, but I can tell you that
you've got the wrong sow by the ear
this time. I know who you are.
ou're a runaway Frenchy from the
prison yonder, as any one could tell
with half an eye. But you don't know
who I am, else you wouldn't try such a
plant as that. Why, man, I'm the Bris
tol Bustler, nine stone champion, and
them's my training quarters down yon
der." He stared at rhe as If this announce
ment of his would have crushed me
to the earth, but I smiled at htm In
my turn, and looked him up and down,
with a twirl of my mustache.
"You may be a very brave man, sir,"
said I, "but when I tell you that you
are opposed to Colonel Dtlenne Gerard,
of the Hussars of Canflans, you will see
the necessity of giving up your clothes
without further parley."
"Look here, Mounseer, drop it!" he
cried; "this'll end by your getting pep
per." "You clothes, sir, this Instant!" I
shouted, advancing fiercely upon him.
For answer he threw off his heavy
greatcoat, and stood in a singular atti
tude, with one arm out and the other
across his chest, looking at me with a
curious smile. For myself, I knew
nothing of the methods of fighting
which these people have, but on horse
or on foot, with arms or without them,
I am always ready to take my own
part. You understand that a soldier
cannot always choose his own methods,
and that It Is time to howl when you
are living among wolves. I rushed at
him, therefore, with a warlike shout,
and kicked him with both feet. At
the same moment my heels flew into
the air, I saw as many flashes as at
Austerlitz, and the back of my head
came down with a crash upon a stone,
After that I can remember nothing
To Be Concluded.
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LARGEST MAP IN THE WORLD.
Philadelphia To Have a Unique Geo
From the Philadelphia Times.
A map which is claimed to be the
largest and handsomest ever made will
be placed In the waiting room of the
Broad street station in the course of
a few days, and it will be of Inestimable
value to travelers. It will show the en
tire Pennsylvania railroad system,
with all of its branches and connecting
lines from Boston to San Francisco,
and from the Atlantic to the Pacific
coast. The map Is 1,15 feet long by 15
in width and will be handsomely
framed. Not only from a geographical
standpoint will It be of value, but also
from an artistic point of view, aa it
was done in oils on canvas by L. W.
Seavey, of New York, the well-known
For over four months Artist Seavey
and his assistants have been at work
on the map, and yesterday he paid a
visit to the officials of the railroad and
announced that It was completed.
Early next week a special train will be
sent to New York to bring it to Phila
delphia, and upon Its arrival here it
will be Immediately put up In the wait
ing room in full view of all the patrons
of the" road. '
The map was painted on rolls of can
vas and afterward put together In one
big roll. It Is complete in every detail
and every city and town touched by the
great system is plainly shown. Tho
terminals of the road are painted In
large letters, while the other points are
regulated In size according to their
population. The main lines of the
Pennsylvania railroad are shown by
deep red lines. The branches are done
In a lighter red, while the connecting
lines are shown in black.
The work was done under the super
vision of Theodore N. Ely, chief of mo
tive power, and It will be a valuable
addition to the handsome terminal.
THE NEW ELEMENT, ARGON.
The Manner in Which Lord Rayleigh Dis
covered Its Presence In Atmosphere.
In the current Issue of Science, Professor
Ira Remsen, of Baltimore, presents In
popular form what is known with refer
ence to the new element, argon, which has
been so recently discovered by Lord Ray
leigh. It Is curious that It has remained
undiscovered so long, and at the same
time, its discovery is a tribute to the deli
cacy of modern chemical processes. Lord
Rayleigh has been engaged for some time
In work requiring the accurate weighing
of gases. In doing this he was struck by
the fact that nitrogen obtained from the
air is a little heavier than that produced
from some other substance. The Imme
diate result of an investigation of this
discrepancy was the discovery of the ele
The way In which it was obtained is the
following. Air has always been thought
to be a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen.
First the air was filtered by passing it
through certain substances which would
remove from It any watery vapor, car
bonic acid gas or other Impurities. By a
series of processes all -the nitrogen was
removed, and naturally. If the old suppo
sition were correct, there should have been
nothing left, but Lord Rayleigh found
that he had a gas, which he has described
In technical terms, which Is neither oxy
gen nor nitrogen.
This is argon. It is so named from Greek
words meaning "no work," because it is
inert, it having been found Impossible to
Induce It to combine chemically with any
known substance. It Is curious to note
that the chemist, Cavendish, more than a
century ago, must have produced argon,
for he followed out a similar series of ex
periments and said that he had something
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-4k Saved His Life
covery in the nick of
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have had the pro
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Discovery" of Dr.
Years ago Dr. R. V. Pierce, now chief
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recognizing the fact that consumption was
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The tissues of the lungs being irritated by
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dubon, AudubonCo., la..
says : " I took a severe
cold which settled on my
lumrs aud chest, and I
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and they gave up all
hopes of my recovery,
aud thoueh't I would
have to die. I would
cough and spit blood
for hours, audi wns pale
discouraged when I be- TwSjJrV
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WEAK, NERVOUS MEN.
Why not treat with a physician to whom
you can toll your trouble and will CUFtBl
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from home to some one you never saw,
when you have the greatest Specialist
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and be cured.
Dr. Reeves, 412 Spruce street, Scranton,
by his new and specific methods and
remedies cures all the following: Impot
ency, Lost Manhood, Varlococele, Gonor
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Losses, Stricture, Seminal Weakness, Re
stores Lost Vitality, Lost Memory, Eradi
cates all the bad effects of "Self Abuse,"
Excessive Venery, Purifies the Blood, Re
stores "Shrunken Parts" to their normal
alee, Arrests decay and makes you a well
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call and be examined. It will cost you
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Everything atrictly secret and confidential-
OFFICE HOURS-Dnily to .
Sundays, 10 to 4.
DR. REEVES, No-
412 sprue, street
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