Juniata sentinel and Republican. (Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa.) 1873-1955, November 11, 1896, Image 1

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Meanwhile two unnsnal things had
taken dace in Chetwynd street. John
ifanbury, twenty-six years of age, of in'
dependent fortune, had entered
It with
Dora Ashton, aged twenty, to whom he
was privately engaged to be married.
Dora had never seen any of the poorer
parts of Chicago, and he, after much
expostulation and objection, consented to
escort her through Chetwynd street.
At the eastern end, William Sampson,
negro and street entertainer, had enter
ed the street, prepared to perform, hoping
to win a few coppers from the loungers.
He was a tall man with round shoulders
nd restless eyes, was gesticulating vi
lently and addressing loud speech, appar
ently to the hrst-floor windows of the
houses opposite him It Chetwynd street.
The negro turned his face toward Johu
Hanbury and Dora Ashton. He bad be
side him, on the ground, two cubes of
tone, one the size of an iron half-hundredweight,
the other somewhat bigger.
In his hand he held a small, square, thin
"Yes, ladies and gentlemen." said he.
"like a great opera singer, 1 earn the
bread I put into my mouth with the
mouth I put it Into. Here is my stock in
trade," pattinr his chin and cheek and
Jaw. He made a hideona grimace, at
which there was a laugh mingled with a
This laugh brought Mr. Williams to
hit door, and finally into the street. He
glanced at the negro and the crowd with
benignant toleration, then, turning bis
eyes upward, lie saw Leigh at the win
dow, whither lie had been attracted by
the noise of the crowd. The window
was open, and Leigh was leaning out and
watching the proup below.
Williams cnllod out to the hunchback.
"Come down, Mr. Leigh, and see the fuu.
A man who could nfford to give good
American money for a dead Egyptian
prince would surely be interested In a
living African black, whom he could
see for nothing."
Leigh hesitated for a moment, then
called out, "Ail right." and disappeared
from the window.
Meanwhile the athlete was continuing
his harangue.
"I carry them stones there about with
me to prove to any man, who won't take
my word for t. that 1 am the strongest
Jawed man in all the world. Ladies and
gentlemen, yo have often heard of the
Rocky Mountains there," pointing to the
tones, "there they are."
"What will he do with the stones.
Jack?" whispered Dora, with some appre
hension of danger.
"Eat them," answered Hanbury in a
At this point Oscar Leigh opened the
side door of I orbes' bakery and stepped
into the street. John Hanbury, with
Dora Ashton on his arm, was standing
t the enrb. About fifty people, men,
women and children, were now gathered.
Leigh took up his place by the landlord,
without a word, and stood leaning heavily
on his stick. He fixed his quick, piercing
eyes on the negro.
The latter first took up the smaller
block, tossed it high into the air, and let
It fall on the road, saying, in defiant
rolce, "Eighteen pounds." Then he
took the larger block, and treating it in
the same way. said "Twenty-four pounds.
The two together forty-two pounds!"
Then Black Sam began a series of
tricks with the stones. Before starting,
he placed on the ground a square piece
of white thin board. Then be balanced
stone on the point of the first flnget
of each hand, and then jerked the lesser
tone from the point of his left forefinger
to the top of the larger stone, still bal
anced on the forefinger of his right hand,
.and kept both upright on the point of his
right forefinger for half a minute.
The negro stooped carefully, seized the
larger stone, threw It a few feet into the
sir, and caught and balanced it on the
top of the smaller one resting on his
Something more wonderful than the
contortions of black Sam at that mo
ment attracted Leigh's attention. He
had caught sight of Dora Ashton, and
Leigh's eyes were fixed on tie slender
form and pale olive face of the girl with
an expression of amazement. He looked
like an animal that suddenly sees aome
thlng it dread t and from which it desires
to remain concealed. He seemed stupe
fied, stunned, dazed. All the scorn had
gone ont of his face. He leaned forward
more heavily than formerly on his crook
ad stick. He appeared to donbt the evi
dence of his sonses.
Black Sam lifted his body a couple of
Inches, resting his entire weight on his
feet; then, passing his bands back, he
alid them under the lower cub-v and rais
ed both hands from the ground, the lower
cube resting on the palms. With back
bent like a bow, he thrust oat bis head,
holding the piece of board In hi mouth
parallel to the horizon; then be tsatng his
body, first forward, then backward, and
with a prodigious effort and violent thrust
of his arms and head between his legs,
threw the two cubes np Into the air,
straightened himself like a flash, stepped
back a pace, and. still noldlng the piece
of white board in his enonno.e month
parallel to the horizon, caught the two
cubes on it as they fell
There was a loud cry of exultation.
Hanbury forgot the girl by his side, for
got everything but the black man and his
"What !s he doing now?" asked Dora.
"I cannot make out. What does be mean
by throwing himself down In that way
.nrl lvlns- still? Is he ill? Is be hurtl
Oo, see. help him, Jack. Look under his
(Bee on the gronnd! That la blood!"-
John Hanbury did not move. He, too,
bad seen something was wrong. He, too,
saw the swelling pool of bright scarlet
blood under the black face of the negro
now lying at full length. Still he did not
move. He had grown deadly pale and
cold and limp.
"I can't go, Dora. I am not well. I
always faint at the eight of blood," and
he staggered back, dragging her with him
ontll ho leaned against the blank wall of
f-v . bakery. H!i legs anddenly bent
under him, anl he slipped from ber grasp.
At that moment Oscar Leigh stepped
, back from his post on the curb, and un-
covered his bead, bowed lowly to Dora,
I n1 (! T lv. rmip narrinn Will rnu
allow me to assist you?"
In her haste, confusion, anxiety, Dorm
glanced but casually at the speaker, tar
ing: "It Is not I who want assistance, but
"I would assist even my rival for your
sake," he aald humbly, bowing low and
remaining bent before her. "I did- not
hope to meet you again so soon. I did not
thWik it would be my good lock to meet
ydu once more to-day nntll I called at
Grimsby street. Miss Grace."
The girl looked at Hanbury a recum-
sent form with anxiety and dread, and
then in dire perplexity at the hunchback
who had just raised his uncovered head:
"Too are mistaken," she said. "I never
saw you before. My name is not Grace.
My name Is Ashton, and this is Mr. John
Hanbury. Oh! will no one help me?"
Leigh seised Hanbury and drew bim
away from the wall. "The best thing
we can do is to lay him flat. So: Pray,
forgive and forget what I said. Miss Ash
ton. I waa sure you were Mist urace, a
lady I know, whom I met yetterday and
this morning. Such a likeness never was
before, but I can tee a little difference
now; a difference now that yon look at me
speak." He bad placed the yonng man
fiat on his back, and was gazing up Into
the face of the girl with a look half of
worship, half of fear.
In a few seconds Hanbury ahowed
signs of life. Hit eyelids flickered, his
chest heaved, his color began to return,
be sighed and raised his hand. Gradu
ally he came to himself, and with the
Joint aid of Leigh and Dora tottered toj
hit feet.
Leigh had no thought of serving Han
bury. If the young man had been alone
be would havs left him where he atood
until the convalescent was strong enough
to shift for himself. But he was nnder a
double spell, the spell of the extraordi
nary likeness between this girt Miss Ash
ton, and tbat other girl. Miss Grace, and
the spell of Miss Ashton's beauty. As
a rule, his thought was clean, and sharp,
and particular; now It waa mitty, dim,
glorious, vague. Edith Grace had, at
first tight, wrought a charm upon him
such at he had never known before; Dora
Ashton renewed and heightened the
charm and carried It to an Intolerable
yearning and rapture. He wat beside
himself as be harried away to get a cab
be bad promised to bring.
"Dora." said Hanbury, after a little
while and much thought, "will you prom
ise me one thing? Bay nothing to a soul
about my fainting. Ton will not tell
yonr father or mother or my mother? I
will be able to keep the other occasions
quiet. If this got about I should have to
clear out of Chicago. I'd be the laugh
ing ttock of the clubs. That man need
not know more than he hat teen."
"But he will return with the cab. Yon
can ask him not to tay anything about
"Come, Dora," ha said, with sudden and
feverish energy, "let nt go. I feel a hor
rible repugnance to this place."
She took hla proffered arm with a view
to giving, not receiving, aid, and be har
ried her along Chetwynd street until he
met the first cross road leading north;
Into thla he hastened, catting a quick
glance behind, and finding to bla great
relief that he wat not followed.
"I wonder," said the girl, looking up
quietly at him, "how my name would look
In print connected with this miserable af
fair and place, and that negro and yon?"
He stopped short, dropped her arm and
looked at her with an expression of alarm
and apology. "Dora. Dora, I beg yonr
pardon. 1 moat sincerely beg your par
don. There la something wrong with me
to-day. I never thought of that. You
would not, Dora, be very much put ont if
you aaw your name connected with mine
in print? Our engagement is not public,
but there Is no reason It should not be."
It wat in accordance with Dora's
wishes the engagement between them had
not been announced. She waa intensely
independent Why should the world know
they were pledged to one another? It waa
no affair of the world's. Bat to have
her name bracketed with hit in news
papers and then their engagement an
nounced would be hideous, unbearable to
"There's a cab at the end of the street,'
she said.
"8o there it. He started at her voice,
and then nailed the cab. "I cannot tell
you how much I am ashamed of myself.
for the third time to-day," he said to her.
"Of tainting?" the asked, coldly, chilli-ly-
"I could not help it then, but I should
have taken precautions agalnat anything
of the kind by familiarizing myself with
unpleasant and trying sights. No man
ought to be a "
"Woman," the aald, finishing the sen
tence for him with an icy laugh. Hla
want of consideration bad exasperated
"Tea," he taid gravely, "no man onght
to be a woman."
At thla moment the cab drew up. Han-
bnry opened the door and handed her in.
He wat about to foUow when the stopped
Mm with a gesture. "It now occurs to me
that yon had better go back and see tbat
man who was to good to me, and whom
you tent for the cab for yourself." Her
eyea were flashing angrily now.
"Why?" he asked with the door In hla
"Well, I Just recollect that I gave him
your same and my own. Yon had better
see him If you want to keep our names
out of the papers. Drive on."
John Hanbury began retracing hit
steps. When he reached Cbetwyna street
he looked up and down It anxiously. He
stood at the corner and drew himself ul
to hit full height, with his chin well in,
his head back, and a contemptuous look
on his face.
He approacned one of the little knots
of people. "Oocid you tell me where I
should b likely to cm a lew-alaed gestle-
man who carries a heavy stick? I think
he belongs to this neighborhood." said
Hanbury to roan in a shabby jacket.
"You mean little Mr. Leigh?" said the
man. "I gujaa he's in there," and he
pointed to the public house.
Hanbury looked in, and seeing Leigh,
entered. The dwarf was there alone. AH
the idle people had been drawn off in the
wake of the negro's litter. Even Wil
liams, the landlord, bad been Induced by
curiosity to make one of the crowd.
"Hah," aald Leigh, when be aaw Han
bury come in and shut the door. "Ton
thoughebette of waiting for that cab.
I am glad you came back. I hope you
are again quite well? Eh?" nis words
and accent were polite too polite, the
young man thought. There was a scorn
ful glitter in the hunchback's eyes. A
huge volume 'ay on the polished metal
counter beside him. When Hanbury
saw the volume hit face flushed vividly.
The book was the city directory.
"I am quite well again, thank you. 1
came back on purpose to tee yon."
"Greatly honored, I'm acre," said the
other man, with a quick glitter In the
bright deep-sunken eyes. "May I ask if
you are Mr. John Hanbury?"
"That la my name."
"Hah I I thought so. I had the honor
of bearing yon speak "
Hanbury looked round as though In
feat of hearing his own name, and inter
posed: "Please do not. lou will add to
the great favor yon have already done me
if you say nothing of that kind. I am
most anxious to have a little conversation
private conversation with you. In the
first place, I have to thank you most sin
cerely for your great services to me a
while ago. Believe me, I am very grate
ful, and shall alwaya hold myself your
"xou are too kind. It Is a pleasure to
do a little service for a gentleman like
Mr. Hanbury, the great orator. If only
Chetwynd street knew it had so distin
guished a visitor it would be very proud.
However, you may rest assured the public
shall not be allowed to remain in ignor
ance of the distinction conferred upon
our district I was Just preparing a littl
paragraph for the papers." The dwarl
smiled ambiguously.
Hanbury started and colored and mov
ed bis feet impatiently, uneasily. "Mr.
Iigh." he aald, "you have done me a
favor already, a great favor, a great ser
vice. They say one ia always disposed tc
help one be has helped before. Do me an
other service, and you will double, you
will quadruple, my gratitude. Say noth
ing to any one of seeing me here; above
all, let nothing get into the papers about
"Hah," said Leigh, throwing himself
back on his chair. "1 see! I understand
A woman in the case."
(To be continued.)
Interaatinz Experiment Being Mods
by Engineer, on the 9U.si.8ipp!,
Lieutenant Kocbe of the United
States engineer corps, who was In
charge of the levee district below New
Orleans, has been trying a plan of
building levees with a hydraulic pump
at a point sixty miles below the city.
If the experiment Is the complete sue
awns that Is claimed or it it would re
duce the cost of levee construction to
a minimum. Hurt save the people ot
the lower Mississippi valley hundreds
of thousands of dollars annually.
The idea Is not altogether new, but
the difficulty was in holding the mix
ture of water and river mud thrown
up on the shore by the dredge. This
has Anally been overcome by means
of planking, which keeps the mixture
within a limited territory. The plank
ing leaked at first, but the use of wil
lows stopped the leaks, and the experi
ment Is now a success.
The levees In Lieutenant Roche's dis
trict are being built not by manual la
bor, as all have heretofore been con
strncted, but by the mammoth steam
dredge Ram. The old system was ob
jectionable, not only because lc cost
a great deal, although It had fallen 75
per cent, in cost during the last ten
years, but also because the levee, be
ing made of dirt and not pounded
down this has been found impractic
able is not compact or solid enough
and yields readily to the pressure of
the river. Lieutenant Roche tried the
system of building a levee by pump
ing the water and mud from the Mis
sissippi, and now announces that it is
a success. Levees can undoubtedly be
built in this way, for there Is the
Plaquemines levee to show for It, and
can be built more quickly. It is more
solid and substantial than the levec-s
built by hand, the soil being so com
pact that the crawfish, the bane of the
Louisiana planters, cannot penetrate
It, and this alone, Lieutenant Roche
thinks, will make the mud levees ex
trcmely popular. The matter of cost
Is not thoroughly satisfactory as yet.
The new pump-built levee costs about
the same as one constructed with senp
ers of wheelbarrows, but this is attrib
uted to the fact that the Rani was not
Intended for levee building, but for
dredging. A much cheaper boat can
be built which will do the levee work
far more satisfactorily and will reduce
the cost one-half. When this is done
the levee-bnllding machine will do nil
the levee work along the Mississippi,
and get rid of the thousands of labor
ers and convicts who now do the work.
New York Sun.
The man who eelN ica in the sum
mer and coal in the winter is about
the only fellow who can safely defy
the elements.
We hear a good deal paid about th
dignity of intellect, tbe force of reason
and the discrimination of judgment;
but man is more remarkable for his
whims than anything else.
It never was iutende I that the world
should live in peace; to stir up the ani
mals is the policy of Heaven.
Waste of wealth is sometimes re
trieved; waste of health seldom: waste
of lime never.
It is better to have a contented and
sunny spirit, than it is to have a
pedigree that goes cack to lha May
flower. Scandal is described as something
which one-half the world takes plea
sure in inventing and the ether half
in believing. ,
Nature preaches cheerfulness in he
saddest mood; she covers even -forgotten
graves with flowers.
The man who will not improve his
chance is bound to lose it, no matter
whether it has to do with seeking sal
vation or making a fortune.
III . . ..- ts.Ttiir n wr .". k WW ill
JAMES liNUi a uuwnrALu. jii
It, JAMES INCH is one of the
most ataid and dignified citi
zens of Parlor City. He never
drinks, be never smokes, and It Is bit
firm conviction that Hades la yawning
for every man, woman, and child tbat
plays cards. He Is a pillar of the local
Methodist Church, has publicly de
nounced dancing as an Invention of the
devil, progressive euchre and pedro
parties as greased poles to the realm of
Satan, and trolley parties as an even
more sinful diversion than any of the
other forms of amusement to which be
is opposed. One might Imagine from
this that Mr. James Inch was an un
popular man in Parlor City. Such.
however, is not the case. The Inhab
itants point him out to strangers as
their model citizen, and ' can'- say
enough in praise of him. Tbat Is be
cause Mr. Inch Is a sterling business
man, and so generous and charitable
tbat his fellow townsmen are willing
to overlook his radical vlewa on things j
In the amusement line.
Mr. Inch had an experience seme
weeks ago that came pretty near
knocking down with one blow the
splendid reputation be has built up for
himself in Parlor City. It was a most
uufortunate experience for Mr. Inch,
but It provided amusement for bis fel
low citizens for days afterwards, and
some of them are not through laughing
One bright euuny morning early In
August Mr. Inch boarded a train bound
for Parlor City at a small
way station some twenty miles
from bis home. He bad gone
out there the night before on busi
ness, had missed the last train back,
and a night on a corn husk mattress lu
the local tavern had ruffled him about
as much as be bad ever been rutUed In
bis life. Mr. Inch had not been In the
train five minutes when be beard a
frlcrhtflll rw rVot- In tliA Mr liAhiml lilln
and on inquiring of the conductor what j
It meant wns told that both of the rear
cars were full of lunatics who were be
ing transferred from New York to the
State asylum on the hill back of Par
lor City.
They're In charge of keepers, all
right," said the conductor, "but they
get excited every now and then, aud I
tell you the keepers have their hands
full. Lor! but they do curse!"
"Do you suppose I could go look at
them?" asked Mr. Inch, who Immedi
ately made up his mind tbat It was bis
duty as a Christian man to go and
speak a few words of admonition to
tlioo men.
"Duuno," was the conductor's laconic
response. "You'll have to ask the
Mr. Inch rose from his seat and start
ed back. He decided that be would itot
auk permission to do what was his
plain duty. He felt that the keepers
would refuse bim admission to the car,
to be made up his mind to slide in un
observed, take a seat, and watch his
chance to distribute advice to the un
fortunate. It was not a difficult piece
of work, as the keepers were pretty
busy when Mr. Inch opened the door
and walked in, and they didn't notice
him at all. He gradually worked bis
way to the middle of the car unnoticed
In the howling crowd of wild-eyed men,
and ensconced himself In a seat beside
a red-headed Individual who waa
swinging his arms round In most reck
less fashion and singing in a shrill
"Tbls Is my story, this la ray song.
Praising the Savior all the day long."
Over and over again the man sang
the couplet, sandwiching It with strings
of oaths, which sent chills chasing each
other up and down Mr. Inch's spinal
column. He attempted to talk with
the man, but he might as well have
tried to converse with a log of wood.
Others with whom he started converaa-
tlons looked at him so blankly tbat he
soon realized It was a hopeless task,
and settling down In hla seat, he re-
solved to say no more
When we get to Parlor City." he
figured to himself. "I 1 Just wait until
they get this crew out of tne car, and
then 1 11 go out myself and go home.-
Mr. Inch's resolution was the result
of a little speculation as to what would
happen to him If the keepers dlscov-
ered that he had entered the car and
mingled with tbls crew of violent and
Zn Parlor City on the
same morning that Mr. Inch boarded
,i m,i , ,
n frm th Rt.- .-.mm
waiting for the consignment of luna -
tics from ew York. With them was
young Dr. Blank, on whose shoulders
rested the responsibility for the safe
transportation of the lunatics from
the station to the asylum. Dr. Blank
was worried. It was the flrst expedl -
tlon of this kind he had commanded.
ml ho vena mlirhtllv afraM that anm.
thing would go wrong. Only a month I
before be bad received his appointment
to tbe asylum, and escape or revolt dne
to lack of proper precautions would, he
knew, mean the loss of his place. Be
wns relieved when the train rolled in
and a keeper jumped from tbe steps of
a car, touched his bat, and announced
tbat all was well.
-A hundred altogether, I believe,"
tbe doctor remarked.
Yes, sir; fifty In each car," said the
"Well, march them ont as soon as
ou can," said Dr. Blank, and he
hauled out a notebook and prepared to
check off the men as they were hand
ed over to his keepers.
Tbey took the last car first, and Dr.
Blank drew a deep breath of relief
when tbe fiftieth man stepped to the
"Now for the other car," he said,
cheerily, and the keepers commenced
te hustle the unfettinatas a.
Mr. Inch crouched low la hla teat and
was passed by. Mr. Blank, notebook la
hand, sang out, "Forty-nine,' Jnet as
the keeper escorted a man to the plat
form and called: That-, all."
"There must be another," aald the
doctor, nervously.
"You counted wrong." said the keep
er. "No, I'm eure I'm right, bat 111 count
them again," eatd Dr. Blank, and he
did so, with the result tbat hla first fig
uring was correct.
One man waa missing. There could
be no doubt about that. The car had
only yielded forty-nine men.
"Search the car." called eat the doc
tor, and the keeper proceeded to do so.
The first man he encountered waa Mr.
Inch, who, having made np hla mind
that sufficient time bad elapsed to ren
der It safe for him to leave the car, had
risen and was making for the door.
"Hello." exclaimed the keeper, "how
did you get here?"
I Just walked In from the other
car," replied Mr. Inch, with dignity.
"Didn't see a man hide himself
around thla car anywhere, did yon?"
Now It happened that some minutes
before the train reached Parlor City
the red-headed man who aat next to
Mr. Inch had slid to the floor, and cud
dled himself up nnder the seat Mr.
Inch had seen him do It, and had mar
veled at the man's ability to stay In one
position so long. To tell of this Inci
dent, however, was to admit that he had
been lu the car for some time, which
would scarcely do, so he simply said In
a tone of mild astonsibment:
"See a man bide himself? How ridic
ulous," and the keeper. Impressed by
bis tone, passed by and started search
ing at the upper end of the car.
Mr. Inch continued toward the door,
reached the platform, and stepped
slowly down. Mr. Inch's personal ap
pearance waa not what It usually was.
A night In a country hotel, with neither
hair brush nor comb In the morning,
showed on him. Contact with the
elbow of a lunatic behind him had put
a most disreputable looking dent In his
derby. His appearance was altogether
bad enough to Justify Dr. Blank's ex
clamation of:
"Ah, here he is. This way, my
friend." which he made when he saw
Mr. Inch descending to tha platform.
Mr. Inch heard the remark, but paid
no attention to It Instead of obeying,
be quickened his pace toward the other
snd of the platforw, but before he bad
gone a dozen yards Dr. Blank waa
"Thla way, my friend." said Dr.
Blank, swinging Mr. Inch around by
the arm.
"What do yon mean, sir?" said Mr.
"Keep quiet, now. keep very quiet,"
said the doctor, soothingly. "It'll be
all right if you keep quiet."
"Why should I keep quiet when a
loafer grabs me by the arm and swings
me around ss though I were a log ot
wood?" cried Mr. Incb, Indignantly.
"Get back Into line," said Dr. Blank.
"Get back Into line, and let's end this
nonsense," and he grabbed Mr. Inch
by the collar and proceeded to drag
bim down the platform.
Mr. Inch lost his temper then, and
swung his right around toward his
captor's Jaw with vicious violence.
The blow landed, and so did a second
and third, sent In with equal precision.
Dr. Blank hung on, though slightly
dazed. He couldn't hit the man back.
There la a State rale forbidding keep
ers or doctors to strike an Insane per
son, no matter what the provocation.
The doctors have but one mode of de-
fens. It is the hroodermlc injection.
mnd cil doctor carries a syringe load-
J witn A special preparation which
wm aji the life out of a man in
QVe minutes, cause him to sleep for
several hours, and bring him around
after his slumber In a decidedly weak
mental condition.
Whlie Dr. inch was banging Dr.
B,ank on the now, Md the doc
waa maoeuvering with his free
f , rf While the strug-
went on kept the,r .ye8
on otixer insane men. They couldn't
! to go t0 the doctor's assist,
ance The atruggie was apt to excite
them and a general outbreak was to be
pTcnted above all things.
T n.h 1
haul It out, and Jab It Into Mr. Inch a
neck. The effect of the injection was
! iMtfitaneotia.
' 1 m 8abibed,! f1 Mr Inch, slap
mn nauu" " um "uu
' "Vm fl-n lad f Dr.
Bnk- "You're the toughest one I eve.
1 tackled." and be motioned to a keeper,
aa coming toward him on a ran
tO COIHe faster.
"We've found the other man,1
the keeper, when he came np.
"Of course we have," said the doc
tor, with sarcastic emphasis on the
"He was under a seat ia the car,"
went on the keeper. "Yott'Te made a
bad break here," he went on in a low
tone. "Come up here, and lefs get
"Great Scott r roared the doctor,
"Isn't this one of our men?"
"No," said the keeper. "He's a dtl
een who wandered Into the car."
"Lefs cot thla quick," said the dec
tor. "Tell the boys to march around to
the north ot the depot and I'll Join you
there," and away went the decter In
one direction, while the keeper went
down the platform.
So much interest had been natuitXaat
ed In the crowd of tAsane mem that few
people on the platform had netJesd the
struggle between Dr. Blank sn4 sir.
lack. The few whe and sssam It
awer wnen the Insane men were
marched off, and so a little later, when
a station hand came across the re
spectable Mr. Inch asleep In a pile of
freight, bis clothes torn and dirty, his
hat ripped through the middle, and
minus his collar and necktie, he threw
up his hands In astonishment He
called ether station bands, and the
men In the baggage room came, too,
and their eyes nearly popped out ot
their heads at the sight of James Inch,
Parlor City's respectable citizen, la so
deplorable a condition. They were a
heartless crowd, those station men. rot
they called n policeman, and the police
man hauled Mr. Inch out of the freight
and started dragging him toward the
station, Mr. Inch the meanwhile sleep
ing Innocently on. Half way to the sta
tion the policeman gave out and Mr.
Inch was allowed to take a short doze
en theSidewalk pending the arrival of
help, i
It happened to be on the main street
ef Parlor City that the policeman left
his prisoner, and aa the afternoon was
as bright and sunny as the morning had
been, the Inhabitants were out In great
numbers. Any attempt to record here
the comments of the people on Mr.
Inch and his condition would be futile.
Suffice It to say that the downfall of
James Inch, the model citizen of Par
lor City, the pillar of the church, and
the greatest philanthropist In the conn
try, was known for miles that night
And the next day there was more to
talk about Mr. Inch slept for five
hoars at the station house, and then
went home, and. refusing to recognise
his wife, proceeded to destroy the fam
ily china. He hurled plates around un
til he waa tired, then smashed win
dows snd mirrors with n poker for n
time. He went to bed after hacking at
some furniture with a earring knife,
and the next morning woke np with
out the slightest recollection of what
had ha; ened. He recalled the strug
gle at the station, but that was all. His
wife pretended to believe the story of
his baring been subbed In the neck,
but she didn't at all.
For several days the cold glances of
former friends and acquaintances an
noyed him. They all said, "Yea, yes,"
when be told of his remarkable tem
porary aberration, but be could see that
they did not believe him. Nevertheless
the truth came out in time and Mr.
Inch of Parlor City is as respected and
honored as he ever was. Dr. Blank
made a statement In the local paper of
the matter over hla signature, and that
more than anything else exonerated
Mr. Inch. As for the doctor, he wns
suspended, but at Mr. Inch's earnest
solicitation the superintendent restored
him to duty, and be and his victim are
now the best of friends. The doctor
doesn't carry his hypodermic syringe
except in the asylum wards now, and
he has declared that he'll never take
It out of the building again. New
York Sun.
Where Men Fall as Loverm,
"It is a question with me," writes
Lilian Bell, In Ladles' Home Journal,
"whether a woman ever knows nil
the joys of love-making who has one
of those dumb, silent husband who
doubtless adores her, but Is able to ex
press it only in deeds. It requires an
act of the will to remember tbat his
getting down town at 7 o'clock every
morning la all done for ycu, wben be
hasn't been able to tell you in wotds'
that he lores you. It is hard to get a
letter telling about the weather and
how busy be Is, when the same amount
of space saying that be got to think
ing about you yesterday, when he eaw
a girl on the street who looked like
you, only she didn't carry herself so
well as you do, and that he loves you,
good-by would have fairly made your
heart turn ojer with Joy, and made
you kiss tbe harried lines and thrust
the letter In yonr belt, where you could
crackle it now and then just to make
sure It was there. Nearly all rice
men make gooa lovers in aeons, a
great many fall at some Important
crisis in the handling of words.
"But the last test of all, and, to my
mind, the greatest, is In the use of
words aa a balm. Few people, be
they men or women, be they only
friends, lovers or married, can help
occasionally hurting each other's feel
ings. Accidents are continually hap
pening even when peopie are good
tempered. And for quick or evil tem
pered ones there Is but one ramedy
the handsome, honest apology. The
most perfect lover Is the one who best
understands how and w'-ien Ao apol
ogize," Flowr Girl, im Real Liife.
The flower girls of Italy are worse
than the peddlers. The "girl" Is usu
ally a plump and picturesque creature,
aged anywhere from twenty-five to
forty, and possessed ef nerve even be
yond her years. She flourishes best In
Venice and Naples, but there Is no cer
tainty of escaping her anywhere. Sup
pose the stranger seats himself at a
table In St Mark's square, Venice, to
listen to the evening band concert No
sooner has he seated himself than the
flower girl advances on him, preceded
by the witchery of a beaming smile.
She will place a flower hi his button
hole. He may prevent her doing so by
rising and offering physical resistance,
but otherwise he must accept tbe flow
er. After the flower has been placed
there he may remove It and offer It to
her, but ehe will laugh coyly and re
fuse to take It back. He may throw It
on the ground, bat that would be rude.
Suppose that he accepts the Inevitable
and decides to leave the flower In hla
buttonhole. He puts bla hand Into his
pocket and says to the flower girl:
"How much 7"
"Oh, whata yon please."
She knows ber business. If he gives
ber fifty centimes or more, he knows
that she will regard him an easy victim
af her extortion, whereas, If he .gives
her only two ee three small coppers she
will say, "Set ees not much," and po
Htely revile him. The unprotected man
has little chance against the large and
getermlnod girl.
1 bellsT said the candidate, "that
Bay comntry calls me." "If yon are aV
IidhV ter that noise yon hears Just
now," said the old farmer, "yen ait
apses what mistook. Hit wnr nothin
tat the ot mole a-prayta' in she hat"
The Eminent Divine's SunJay
'The Pageantry
of the
Txxr r 'We
Isaiah htiv.. 6.
all do fad. as a la-"
It is so bard for as to understand religious
truth that Ood constantly reiterates. As the
schoolmaster takes a blackboard and puts
upon It figures and diagrams, so that th.
scholar may not only get his lesson through
the Mr. but also through the eyo, so Ood
takes all the truths of His Bible and draws
turn oat In diagram on th. natural world.
Champellion, the famous Frenchman, went
down Into Egypt to study th. hieroglyphics
on monuments and temples. Atter maob
labor h. deciphered them and announced to
th. learned world th. result of bis Investiga
tions. Th. wisdom, goodness and power nt
Ood sr. written in hieroglyphic all over th.
earth and all over th. heaven. Ood grant
that w. may bav. understanding enough to
decipher them. There are Scriptural pass
ages, like my text, which need to be studied
in the very pramno. ot th. natural world.
Those know but Uttle of th. maulns of
th. natural world who hav. looked at it
through th. eyes of others, and from book or
eanvas taken their Impression. Thar. ar.
soma faces so mobile that photographers
cannot take them, and the faoe ot nature has j
tuoh a flush and sparkle and lit. that no uu- i
man description san gather them. No j
knows the pathos ot a bird's vole unless he
has sat atsuromer evening tldeat the edge of i
m wood and listened to the cry of th. whip-
There Is to-day more glory in one branoh
ot sumao than a painter could put on a whol.
forest of maples. Ood hath struok into th.
autumnal leaf a glance that none M but
those who com. faoe to 'ace the mountain
looking uponth. man, and tha man looking
upon th. mountain.
For several autumns I hav. made a tour
to tb. far west, and one autumn, about this
time, saw that which I shall never forget. I
have seen the autumnal sketches of Oropsey
and other skillful pencils, but that week I
aaw a pageant 2000 miles long. Let artist
stand back when Ood stretches Bis eanvas!
A grander spectacle was never kindled be
fore mortal eyes. Along oy mo rivers, uu
up and down the sides ot th. great b.lls, and j
uy tne oanas oi too iaa9 mom wm wi iuiw i
sarlDable mingling of gold and orange and :
crimson and saffron, now soDenng into arao
ml mantra, now flaming Into solferino
sua ;
scarlet. Her. and there the trees looked as
if Inst their tins had blossomed Into Are. In
the morning light the forests seemed as if
thaw hil hMn transflirnred. and In th. even
tear hour thev looked as if the snnet had
burst and dropped upon the leaves. In more
sequesterea spots, wnere tne iroxis uau umu
hindered in their work, ws saw the first kin
dltng ot the flames of color in a lowly spritft
then they rushed up from branch to branch
until the" glory of the Lord submerged th.
forest. Her. you would find a tree Just
making up its mind to change, and there on.
l.oked as if, wounded at .very pore, it stood
bathed in carnage. Along the banks of Lake
Huron tlire were hills over which there
seemed pouring cataracts of fire, tossed up
and down and every whither by the rooks.
Throngh some of th. ravines w. saw occa
sionally a foaming stream, as though it was
rushing to put out the conflagration. If at
one end of the woods a commanding tree
would set np its crimson banner, the whole
forest prepared to follow. It God's urn ot
colors were not infinite, one swamp that I
sawalong the Maumee would ha veexhaust.d
It forever. It seemed as If the sea ot divine
glory bad dashed its snrt to the tiptop ot the
Allegheny, and then it had com. dripping
down to lowest leaf and deepest cavern.
Most persons preaching from this text And
only in it a vein ot sadness. I And that I
hav. two strings to this gospel harp a
string of sadness and a string of joy in.
We all do fade as a leaf."
First. Like the foliage, we fade gradu
ally. The leaves which week before last felt
the frost have day by day been changing in
tint and will for many days yet cling to the
bough waiting forth, flat of the wind to ;
strike them. Suppose you that the pictured
leaf that you hold In vour band took on its
' i " ' t I in - irL)
color in au uuur, wi .. .
No; deeper and deeper tbe flush, till all tha
veins oi its lire now seem openeu sou
Ing away. After awhile, leaf alter lear, tney
fall. Sow those on the outT branches, then
those most hidden, i ntil the last spark of
the gleaming forge shall have been
So Hraduallv we pa-u away. From flay to
day we hardly see tbe change. But tho
frosts nave toucnea us. in. won ot ueuiy
Is goingjjn. Now a snant com. wow a sea-
son of Overfatigue. Now a fever, sow a
stitch in the side. Now a n.iraigio wrut.
Now a rheumatic twinge. Now a rail. Little
bv little. Pain by pain. Less steady of
limb. Sight not so clear. Ear not so alert.
After awhile we take a start, 'inen, arcer
mnnh resistance, we come to spectacles. In
stead of bounding into the vehiole, wo are
Willing to b. helped In. At last tne octoge
narian falls. Forty veatsof decaying. No
sudden change. NO fierce cannonading of
the batteijes ot me, nut a tauing awHy
slowly gradually. As the leaf, as tbe leaf!
Again, like the leaf w. fade, to make room
for others. Next year's forests will be as
grandly follagedas this. There ar. other
generations of oak leaves to take th. place
of thos. which this autumn perish. Next
May the cradle of th. wind will rock the
f.a7SS .'r-nZ .'.YVh
with th. chorus of leafy voices. It the tree
In front of yonr house, like Elijah, takes a
chariot of nr., its mantie win iau upon
Kllsba. If, in th. blast ot these autumnal
batteries, to many ranks fall, there are re
serve forces to take their places to dofend
the fortress of th. hills. Tb. beaters of
gold leaf will have mors gold leaf to beat.
The crown tbat drops to-day from the bead
of the oak will be picked up and -handed
down for other kings to wear. Let the blasts
oome. Tbey only make room for other life.
So, when we go, others tak. our spheres.
W. do not grndgo the future generations
their places. Wa will have had our good
time. Let them oom. on and hav. their
good time. There Is no sighing among the-,
leaves to-day because other leaves are to fol
low them. After a lifetime of preaching.
doctoring, telling, sewing or digging, let us
cheerfully glv. way for those who oome on
to do the preaching, doctoring, selling, sew
ing and digging. Ood grant that their life
may be brighter than ours has been. As we
get older do not let us b affronted If young
men and women orowd us a little. Wt will
have had our day, and we must let them have
theirs. When our voloes get oraoked let us not
tnarl at those who can warble. When our
knees are stiffened, let us have patience with
those who go fleet ss the deer. Beoause our
leaf is fading do not let us despise the nn
frosted. Autumn must not envy tbe spring.
Old men must bo patient with boys. Dr.
Guthrie stood up in Scotland and said:
"You need not think I am old because my
hair is white. I never was so young as I am
now. I look Daca to my cnuonoou uaya
and remember when in winter nigiita In the
sitting room the children played the blithest
and the gayest ot all the company were
father and mother. Although reaching
fourscore years of age, tbey never got old.
Again, as with the leaves, we fade and fall
amid myriads of others. One cannot count
the number of plumes whinh these frosts are
plucking from the hills. Tbey will strew aM
the streams, they will drift Into the. cavern",
they will soften tha wild beast's lair and fill
the eagle's eyrie.
All tbe aisles or tne rorest win oe covered
with their carpet and tbe steps of the hlllf
glow with a wealth of color and shape
that will defy the looms of Axminsttrr. What
urn could hold tbe ahs of all these ead
leave? Who could count tbe hosts that burn
on this funeral pyre of the mountain??
So we die in concert. The clock that strike
the hour or our going will sound the goinjz
of many thousands. Keeping step wit n th.
feet of those who carry ot out will o. tn
tramp of hundreds doing tb. same errand.
Between 60 and 70 people .very day lie down
in Oreenwood. That place has over 300,000
of th. dead. I said to th. man at th. gatet
"Then, If there are so many her., you must
have th. largest eemet.ry." Be said there
wore two Roman Catholic cmsteries in the
eity, each ot which had more than this. w
are all dying. London and Pekln are not tht
teat cities of the world. The grav. is tht
great eltv. It hatn mightier population.
longer streets, Dnghter ngnts. inicaer oars
Csssar is there and all his subjects. Tiers
Is than and all his victims. City of king
and paupers! It has swallowed up in Its Im
migrations Thebes and Tyre and Babylon
snd will awallow all our cities. let city of
sitenoe. No voice. Mo hoof. No wheel.
No clash. No smiting of hammer. Noelaok
of Hying loom. No jar. No whisper. Great
3ity ot silence! Of all its million million
hands not on. ot them Is lifted. Of all its
million million eyes not one of them
sparkles. Of all Its million million hearts
not on. pulsates. Th. living are in small
If, in the movement of time, some great
question between the living and th. dead
should be put, and Ood called up all th.
dead and th. living to decide it, as we lifted
our hands, and from alUhe resting places of
the dead they lifted their hand., the dead
would outvote us. Whv, the multituta ot
th. dying and dead are as these autumnal
leaves drifting under our feot to-day. W.
march on toward eternity, not by companies
of 100, or regiments f 1000. or brigades of
10,000, but l,00,0O0,000 abreast! Marohlng
on! Marching on!
Again, as with variety of appearanoe th.
leaves depart, so do we. You have noticed
that some trMS at the flrst touch of the frost
lose all their beauty. Tbey stnnd wither.!,
and uncomely ana ragged waiting forth,
northeast storm to drive them into the
mire. Th. tun shining at noonday gilds
them with no beauty. Ragged leaves. Dead
leaves. No on. stands to study them. They
are gathered in no vase. Thev ar. hung on
no wall. So death smites many. There is
no beauty In their aeparture. um
sharp frost of sickness or one blast
0(j ,h. co,
waters ami tney are gonn.
No tinge ot hope. No prophecy of
buafeiL Th.lr spring was all abloom with
bright prospects. Their summer thick
fnllaged with opportunities. But Oatoher
oame, and their glorv went out. Frosted! In
early autumn) tha frosts corns, but ilo not
seem to damage vegetation. They are light
frosts. But some morning you look out of
th. window and say, "fhera wa: a black
frost last night," and you know that from
that day everything will wither. Bo men
seem to get along without religion amid the
annoyances and vexations ot lif. that nip
them sligutly her. and nip th.m there. But
after awhile death comes. It is a black fro
tnd all is ended.
Ob, what withering and scattering death
makes among tbos. not prepared to meet it!
rhey leave everything iIeaaot behind them
their house their families, their friends.
their books, their pictures, and step out of
th. sunshine into th. shadow, They quit
the present), of bird and bloom and wave to
g0 uaneoKonsa ana uuweiaoxnvu. xuv uuw
n which tbsy stood and sang and wove
ehaplets and mad. themselves merry nai
0n. down under an awrui equinocnca'.. no
0.11 can toll one-nan toe aoietuiueu ui mvir
condition. Frosted
But. thank Ood, that Is not th. way neo-
pl always die. Tell me on what day ot all
tbe year tb. leaves of the woodbine ar. as
bright as they ar. to-day? So Christian
eharastsr Is n.verso attractive as in tus dy
ing hour. Such go into the grav., not as a
log, with frown and harsh voice, driven in.
to a kennel, but they oass away calmly,
brlKhtly, sweetly, grandly. As th. leaf! As
the leaf!
Lastlv, as th. leaves tads and fall only ta
rise, so do we. All this goldsn shower of tb
woods is making tns ground nensr, au i iu
the Juloe and sap and Ufa of tbe tra. tbe
j leaves will oom. up again. Nxt May th
i south wind will blow th. rewnrreotion
! trumpet, and they will rise. So we fall in
I the dust only to riss again. "Tbe hour is
I coming wbsn all who are In their grave-
shall hear His voice and com. forth.' It
would be a horrible consideration to think
i that our bodies were always to li. in th.
i ground. However beautiful the flowers you
plant there, we do not want to make ous
; everlasting residence in such a plaoe.
i I hav. with these .yes seen so many ot
the glories of the natural world and to.
1 radiant faces of my friends, that I do not
want to think that when I oloso them in
death I shall never open th-m again. It is
sad enough to bav. a hand or foot ampu
tated. In a hospital, alter a soldier had bad
his hand taken off he said, -'Ooodby, dear
old band, you had done me a great deal of
good service," and burst into te irs. It is a
mora awful thing to think of having th.
whole body amputated from the soul for
ever. I must nave my oouy agun, io w
wltb to hear vith, to walk with. With this
h(lnil i mn3t clasp the hand of my loved ones
wnen I bav. passed clean over Jor Jan and
ih i, th trlnmnhs of mv King. Aba.
ws shall rise again' We shall rise again! Aa
the leaf! As th. leaf!
Crossing the Atlantic the ship may found
er and our bodies be eatan by the sharks, but
Ood tameth leviathan, and we shall come
again. In awful explosion of factory boiler
our bodies may be shattered Into a hundred
fragments in th. air. but Ood watuhes tb.
disaster, ana w. snau com air uu. n
drag the dsep, and ransack Ibe tomb, and
upturn tne wuuoiu, a y;a
tain, nut n.win uwi .
nn trt Inlirment and to vi torV.
We shall com. up with perfect eye, with
Krfect hand, with perfect foot and with per
;t body. All our weaknesses left behind.
We fall, but we rise; we die. but we live
agalnl We moulder away, bnt we come to
higher unfolding! As the leaf! As tha leafl
A Chance for Many Hundreds of Eoanff
omen to Find Good Hu. bands
The mining camps of Trail Creek and
Boundary Creek, British Columbia, where
there are ten men to one woman, ant wives.
Hreadv work with good pay. With the fast
i SSint Columbia laws' frO-n sererly on
ganiuiiuif sun uiiuiug, - -
miners prosperous.
The question of getting wivei was r'ea
recently as a joke, but tbe outcome has ..wn
to thoroughly advenis. tbe fuct that a 1 irg.
number of marriageable girls chu find good
husbands by emigrating to tbe mining dis
tricts of British Columbia.
J. O. Devlin, a prominent miner, who went
recently to Toronto and Montreal to sell
mining property, discussed the matter and
got the newspapers to discussing it. H.
told the Canadians that if tney would send
1500 nice Eirl9 out to Rowland alone every
one would get a good husband. Reports
show tbat already the girls ar. taking npth.
matter seriously. The minors ar. willing,
and th. first lot of would-o. wives will b.
arranged for next spring.
A Majority of Oar Vessels Fly on th.
Great Lakes.
A majority of the large steam vessels of th.
United States ar. plying the waters of th.
lakes. Through the St. Mary's Falls csnal.
between Lakes Superior and Huron, pawid
last vear a total of 17,956 vessels, as against
8834 through the Suez canal; an I the total
tonnage of vessels passing through the Sues
eanai In the twelve months of 1H15 wns but
8,450,000, in round numbers, a-rninstt 16 W0,
OuO passing through the "Soo" cuu il in
the eight months of the same year during
Which it was open for navigation.
Child Flays With Hear CnlM.
rielma Oerbll, a flva-year-old girl, wan
dered awav from her home in Williamp-r,
Fenn. Later her parents grw alnroie 1 al
her absence and a pnrty of nic:!ibors began
a search. The child was dis'iuvered in a
mall clearing romping with t to be.ir cubs.
Thread of S!ire1leil t-teel ar.
nteil in Germany as a sulmtiluto for
sandpaper, it is s-H to work moro
quickly and uniformly thnn sandpaptr
aud dots r.ot clog.
Tamp.'', Fla-. is banking cn be
coming the metropolis of tiie Stale.
It baa now a population of 30,000.
Tue lite of IViiliam JI. Sowirl has
been ri'ten by Tborn'on K Lothrop
for the American Statesman Series.
A Mibmnrino uioiintnio raugq has
been ticte!cd-in t in southern part
of Davis S'rait 1J the l-it;iilt ftea i.er
iDgolft which has U-en carrying on
deep-sen explorations on the Iceland
ana Greenland oatt, (or tbe past two