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' BY ELIZABETH PHIPPS TRAIN.
[Copyrigltlcd by the Author.l
' CHAP-rEU XIL
It was Just ten .'ears
■ since the ocetireiieo o.f ine
with which my last • 11 1 " ' 1
- I am writing these I: s' 1 1 •
very morning roon. w nil ■' ' 1,1 " 1 *
\ lowed i• • my hu*l»and inu
. the pAtiently-endured suffei i .
'• en'ivali s, MMC "I '" di ;u' fflOtLT*
J For Madam reeovere<l from l.er in
| jury, to our in inite i' ki . -ind -i - * that
i |»eiiod of illness scr%ed to Unit elos< i>
together the h.-arl ed' i-areni and
child. 1 think my dear lady grew al
most to consider poor Aiice as a liene
' tai lor, rather iban a false and treat h-
I erous enemy.
Itut a sad interval of dreary days
i ABd wAkefnl nights Interveued befon
«,III* Anxious hearts ilirwl hope tlial
our watching was t ■ ' '■' irded a
e#. rding to our desiri >. 1 hat ;tii( i'• al
j brought I <arracott and me into eios.
! com in un ion. and 1 lea rut to know and
! appl 'i i:He those trails ol charact i
iu liim which Madam had highly
' AHce Maylierry. or Alice Chester, AS
I l should properly mil iier (though it
! lias never l>een east lor me to iliiiik
; of a woman so entirely his interim
1 as Danaiott's wilei. W.i huried «i'li
I prest privacy. By her grave stood but
I three persons besides the ctWtt>iiiArjf
| Sttcteis: Mrs. Bpelie<*r (tood, kindly
soul, who had hist sighl ot ill resent'
i inent in her abundant pity and s> m
] pathy— Darracott. and David Spencer
i I was obliged to r.-uiaiu in alt ndiince
1 upon Mads in. whose precArlous situa
I tioii did not admit of my having het
in other hands. .*u»d Mrs. Mayberry
had mysteriously disappeared from
The ivies upon the very night of her
If, in ihis terribly Apprehensive
frame of mind. D:»rraeott was • iipalih;
of experiencing any feeling of graiili
cation. I thin!; that the relief attordeil
| by the as>ur;ijic iliat he would not
a be obliged again to encounter the
I; housekeeper was tin sour of such
l| emotion. Whither Mrs. Maylierry
j wnt. or in what fashion, what hex
j fate has been, or where she now is
J we have never learnt.
1 alone. I think, of all who dwelt
jj within The Ivies, felt real sympathy
f and sorrow for the poor creature.
| »ler moral w .lkness was like a pliys
4(VI defiii nilty 111 my eyi s .and 1 could
not but feel it An extenuating clr
ciiru lance in ln r wn ichcil system ot
and pitiful treachery
towards a mistress \ liom sin adoi"d
even WLiile she • heated and In-trayed
her. Therefore' it was that I begged
to lie allowed to inform her of the
double tragedy which had taken place
within our 'jeAUtiful old hall, instead
of letting her bear of it through the
me'dium of servants who felt tor
her only ail intolerable aversion.
It was a sad, a lulwrably distaste
ful mission 1 had undertaken to per
form worse even i.i fulfituteut UIAD
in anticijiation, ami 'ba! >.* - i.yinj
much. I sought Mrs. claybeiTy iirst
in her own room, and tlr-u in Alice .J
apartment, but she had <lift 'overed het
dsnghti r' v absent e And wi>s herself
?ugaged in a sear' h. 1 was hurrying
QVWU the stairs. Impatient A! the de
la V. for Dr. Spem / was aw: lirig my
assistance and I i i.i.-r to return
to the morning >ui. when I met
I'LAI Llin. who M oed to have "iged
ten j *.irs since n. niii;,.
"Do .Vou know w ere Mrs. Mayberi'V
isV" I i sked in al. shed voice, for the
presenee' of Deat'i brooded over the
The old man's face took on a look of
savage ha free!. Tie madi a gesture iu
the dire < tron of the te*iT ice.
"Koan ing about oul -i«!• ." he replied
succinctly. "She': i ixy-liki herself.'
A certain st tistr.i tion in his e'xpics
sioii stig-- still I i nie a wrctcheel fc»r<
"Oh, Kranklfti!" I cried, "yoti have
not told her'."
lie nodded grimly
"Indeed I have," he returned drily.
"Few pleasures <-ome in mv way.
He chuckled vindictively, i cast
one look upon hint tilled with wither
ing contempt and fo.'orn, and hastened
He bad not oVersftot the murk In
! describing MayberryV coiidltlcn a
"crazy-like." She nca.Teely recognized
nie as I came up with her, and I bad
actually to lay bar.ds on her in ordei
to gain her alb uion. She* was al
most running up . d Town the broad
gravel sweep, wringing lier hat'ds,
tossing her head. • iu ib-ring and «*ry
ing to herself, e\; ■ aifc out tieree. de
nunciatory epitbe .w il broken ;er,t
• onees: appealing v. to the forgivt
lies.-t of (Joel for ii'i -nil of her own
misdeeds, which wholly attribut
ed to others, and again, reviling the
memory of the p->or misguided girl
whose spirit bad grone forth to meet
When I succeeded 111 arresting her
steps, I actually shrank from tile
wretched spectacle sin* presented. It
was elllfii-illt to show tender regard
( for so wild an object, itut I did my
"Mrs. Mayberry," I began gently,
I ''you know Vlice dead?"
Her eyes roamed restlessly about.
( I)'nt she nodded.
"Yes," she said "A good thing!
I SAic has cheated the hnngimiu."
! shuddered and drew away. What
| nature had the woman? Yet I had
I pity for the' terrible retribution that
| had overtaken her.
"Hush!" I jepid. "How can you
speak thus of your own child?"
"She would have killed Madam,"
she returned sub'enly.
"It is not so,' I answered, glad to be
•tble to say soui billing In the dead
girl's favor. "She lisd no thought eif
I'or the tirst tine the wandering
gafce fixed itself st< adily on mine. A
downing hope? < nk*i'Dilleel the work
"What?—what?" she stammer**! un
certainly, as If she bad not f*card
"It was not Madar u whom she at
tacked," i replied 'quietly, "but hei
The woman's face; became positively
| fclie burst forth wildly, "ii
this tru'« ? is it?"
I relate of the scene tc
her. and gaini'd such regard as 1
might have from one of liei
small and despicable calibre, liei
face "lowed \ vitn satisfaction, and she
cast a slv in *b'Uating look upon m«
as I conclude!. '•
"Ah! she bad method in her mad
ness. after all. , V poor Alice,
croaked, iu those H'.bi' li, alwuys
horrible to nie, w SJ ' doul«o so now
by reason of the . t-.vv<#,*.ation
they manifested. "I ' 1,1 forgive, /let
if she did not aim at . ti'dnni. It in ex
cusable 1 for a Jealous * *- to ai.'iek
her husband when she * hi in pay
ing court elsewhere."
There was no nii.stakiifi' F .'m! meaning
of her glance or the poh'i* o ' ber re
mark. Moth were tipped Wltl « venoa
and plainly directed a ' '- v s - vnl
pathy congealed into cold CO ntclilpt
I withdrew the reasrorl ,J K imnt 1 1 hAo
placed on her shoulder.
"You are a magligant an "d wor, bless
woman!" I said with fr, t'zing dig
iilty, turning to leave her. "You art
beneath the consideration of even th«
most kindly disposed. I cauit ' ,l, ' r '
comfort you as will as I mi <ht, h ot
you have turned my regard t\ ,r >'OL ' r
trouble into disgust for your chat
iicter. I will leave you. Your i 'uugh
tcr still lies in the ball. If you taT * I
an} natural humanity in you. I « ould 1
Advise your paying some attention ' 1
her removal; else it may fall to the I
of unfriendly servants to look afi *•'
BUTLER PA.THUKSUAV. MAN IK. I**«
"with this I left her and reentered
,he house. I never have seen hei
"T.* was a great comfort to me. and to
i i-irtai ott ;ilso. to avail ourselves ol
temp .«r.v n-Mde at The
position, with yi.. ..a. m «
through illness, .tin! with : ,
j en-tun* and sus, i*'i*Hi> id* among Ik
servants, s.toli a- i -houW m-ver ha..
dreamt of but !>>r Ml*
llie .11 • M»t-ccb u:l * somewhat .iwK
ward and uucomtortable. I I. It great
lv relieved to !ia*v another and a:
,/jder woman at lb.- 'nail ot the 1i..i.-e
mad is matron ot ill*' e ita'-'l' -hn'c.!
1 lm.d ab-■ ra*-te*l troiu Mailaui s in -
"•a> ti„- liljle pa. ket which Alice -ia
-11 iier. .'lid he'lel it for <i< .»w n* 1
*•- when she sleMilit In-. ~ 1
'•"• 4 'led to bear Tie
ncien. . j V i . ~ tin sjgiit ol ii iu<."
tion wh. t ..' «*WeiitJy a letter fron
arouse, it e,-11,pa
her soil, fell '• ' '• Uiirrou blind
and tied alm.'l v.'il Ii >. oU ld hav.
rlhlxui — 11 legacx' whicii s> , r
been long ago do.'iycred into ..
Notwithstanding the very great uu
i*'ty by which I W*S oppressed during
my dear lady's illness I think that
jwriod was far tin happiest eif my
life. In the lirst pla* e*. there is 110
privilege -.0 ilear to a true woman is
thai of liiiuisteriiig to otln rs. of feed
ing herself of vital <-e>usi*qtieiie-e to tie*
welfare of somcot dear to her.
Then. I was an *bj * t of the most
watchful e-are of two men. one of
u i.olu was ilear t'i me as .1 kind ami
devoted friend Avhth for the other I
was daily growing more and more
conscious of a deep ami increasing
Oh! those long, delicious hours spent
with Darracott by tin bedside* of erne
whom we both adored! Ami the ile
ligli tfill strolls tip and down the ter
race* when, our patient sleeping. Mrs.
Spencer insisted up."ll assuming our
post that we might gain the iuuc e
needed refreshment * f tic outer air!
There was no chapter ;u the man s
life but was reveal*-el i > nie* during
that interval. Freely, but with i.->
egotism, he* made nie acqi;ainte*d *.\i:!i
all his past, until I e-ame 10 know him
as intimately as I belie e*v**ry wo-
man should know the man she mar
ries. There were some page's not
quite so admirable as oihct>; so. a>
places with showed evil intiu ict s at
work in the writer's mil'!, sonic
se - e>ites where passion and revolt
against an untoward fate' threatened
to circumvent the limitless and up
lightness of a noble and -honorable
soul: but these only endeared their
hero more warmly to me. I loved
him, not for bis \irtr s alone, but
for his weakness also.
He- spoke to me freely of the pas
sionate sufferings of his boyhood,
when, for no fault of his own. h
had been deprived of the one blessing
which seemed to him of all others
most to be desired. The loss of his
mother's love was an injury to which
he had never become reconciled.
"It was not merely the fact that
she had no affection to In tow upon
me that wounded ami tortured me,"
he said, "but the additional circtim
stance of witnessing her lavish de
moustrativeniss fownrdsOeiaid. And
When that day arrived upon which her
darling anil idol committed against
me. beneath my very roof, the vilest
act of treachery which one man can
commit against another, even then it
was for him and his sin that her heart
bled, although her sense of Justice in
clined to espouse my Injuries."
"Itut she loves you now she does,
she does." was ray constantly reiter
ated rejoinder: at which he would
smile incredulously and shake his
one day. to this oft repeated re
sponse of mine' lit- returned a reply
that aroused fresh suspicion- of Mrs.
Maylie rry iu my mind. - -
"If she loved nie, really loved me
with genuine anel not perfunctory af
fectieiu," he said, "would she have con
stantly besought me iu her letters
not to return, to remain away from
my home, to abs nt tny.-elf from her
society until she should be better able
to bear the companionship ol one; so
closely associate**] with her grief and
Then it was that a light dawned ti]
"Did you know that Mrs. May berry
wrote those letters?" I asked. "Might
It not be that she expressed senti
incuts of ln r own, which were entire
strangers to her mistress's breast?"
He looked surprised.
"Mayberry!" he exclaimed. "Oh
no; tliey were In my mother's hand
"Or in an excellent imitation of it,"
I returned; arid then for the lirst time
I made him a rare of tin- fact that
Madam hud employed her house
keeper as amanuensis, that she might
keep from falm ffie; knowledge of her
l-'rom the look tnnt came into his
face as I threw this strong doubt up
011 that conclusion which lie had form
e*d concerning his mother's wish t*
keep him at a distance I imagine*
that this last act of treachery of May
berry's—as I could not but believe it,
and as 1 afterwards prove**l it to be—
had been the thorn that raiikled sorest
iu that sadly-misprized filial affection
of his. He seemed much brighter, in
far gayer spirits, after my suggestion
had taken effect.
A few days after this, kite one after
noon, 1 was sitting by Madam's bed
side. Darracott wan also in the room,
but at a distance, sitting by a wind
ow reading. Mael&m hud recovered
consciousness ami was aware of her
condition and surroundings, but Dr.
Spencer had forbidden conversation or
exertion of any sort, for she was still
very weak from Isss of blood. She
lay with her eyes wide opcu, gazing
steadfastly before* her, but seeing
nothing. Presently she spoke.
"Who is with 11111 ? you. little Doro
"Yes. eh-.'ir Mndnuk."
A brief silence*. Then —"No lia-m
came to him—to my e-liild, Dorothy?'
I quivered at the appellation which
I bad felt reserved c\elus|veK for an
other. and I could hear a deep breath
drawn over there by the* window.
"No harm, dear Madam," I said.
"Thank Ooel! «» my «:<»*!. I *lo thank
There was another pause; and then
I was possessed by all impulse to do
something which would have dlsqual
ilied nie for ever aa a nurse in Dr.
Spencer's sight. I rose, and approach
ing her closedy, knelt down and took
her band in miifi . Then to her I put
a question that brought about results
which were a bettor panacea for her
ills than were all the doctor's medi
"And if lie hail been injured, dear
Madam." I suggcßted, "what then?
It is only Darracott. yoti know not
Surely i was a Ixdd and venture
some maiden. My dear lady threw
my hand from her with some violence.
"Only Darracott! Only Darracott!'
she exclaimed. "Only the son who
has never from the moment *>f his
birth given me one moment's anxiety!
Only the son who, child ami man. has
studied and considered my comfort
and wishes in every respect! Only my
lirst-born, whose love ami devotion 1
never prized until they began to slip
away from my careless possession!
Only Darracott .the child and darling
of my old age, for whose happiness
and well-being 1 would gladly lay
down my life! Oh, Dorothy, how
little you imagine when yon say 'only
Darracott' that It is iu very truth 'only
Darracott' who tills every nook and
corner of my heart!"
The desperate longing ami regret
in her voice would have touched the
most callous breast. I heard a move
ment behind me, and knew that Dar
racott had risen impulsively at her
•words. Turn tug. I raised my hand to
a,'ay his advance, for I divined what
ei\ e* i her words hail produced ntion
him and fe'lt that not yet was the 1
inu'* fully til" for a.■• n* illation, i
•|'|. lMlillelli s< *lf 111 love 1• r hull
, musMi. proved beyoie p-e--ibil'dy
: Meed mijl.il
' •' ' i„. |>ei'tililte'*l to hr • ! sr.soii ion 11 .
'. h' mini!. I ros- fr* 1 :.i kn.s ling '
„ , aad stood beahl t bed. -• I
; Sohllng Madam's white start®***
I hand within my own.
iK-ar Madam." I -«i •' u '' ul '
ulously. for this was I'.i.h 1 a
iterbap* an nnwarranta !.*, re-snoiuu
-1 was taking upo - b. <lO
s«iii reiiu»iuln»r a iittl* I* *...
"\1;,.. jj;ive you that s d ii.rtiism.'
she nodded her head in - nt.
£ -You remember sin -aid it was
J! from your sou ilemld.
A neither assenting 111'•lieu
l think, a lett* VM«at if it
bids ran defter! TIM son >n bo remains
I,', vou ami ad-.pt in bis lda -e. is
, laughter. the afflicted girl whom your
i ol son loved?"
k lam bad no kuov. hre Of M .-e- s
,S ■ .| H I ibis was lnd* d a « uetal
death . aubletrtlng her reeently
i>"t I *» ' , a , i„ ;vvi .11 llie
• j viiuni. 1 i-y' of ,|,| age" ami
•\> 1I1! an. g ( ( .f the idol of a life
,i, : 1 -u. Instant elbl si ■ IMtf
I[j ~..t . sin withdrew b*-i
' ' , ' ta»*rei and ela ping i
, f till*' 111 lie. . • _
hard from in,* r- T; ' s P- * ,
in its feliow. ra.' H i U 1
[ pill a tion. while a hriu t an ~
i ftil light duwiieel upon her ,
cot"t t-'iiam o. giving it ' lie*avenly rao.
. ane-e of expression.
I "Ob, it inih e*l e}i el wi uld afford me I
such .111 opportunity for atonement!" i
she cried softly. ' e>h. to I**- allowed |
I a chiitie-.* for even so sligbl a compen
"Then yon wot-.ld still cleave to
1 >arr:n ■ tt ?"
She hesitate*! a moment IWt>re rel
- Then, in 1 slow ami solemn
tone, in lingering, liieaMired accents.
I "If there could :K- ehoiee given me
today, not between my son D.irraeott
and tlii woman wiio Miirhted his life,
but b.tween him and t:. rot her who
assist I'd in that rr.hi. I would elioose
not the soli whom I idolized until he
beeitme a villain, h-.it my beloved child
whom I iieglet ted until I diseovereil
that my heart was. breaking for want
of the love 1 had s > Ion? disregarded."
The man behind me was striding
impetuously forward. I hurriedly
asked nnotlier question befor<* his
presence should tlirusi mine aside.
"And this tardy Justice is net simply
I the result of awakei.ed conscience.
MadamV" My utterance was almost
breatliles- in his haste. My dear lady
gave :i sharp, quick cr\. that was al
most a sob.
"Oh. no! Oh, no--tioT* she returned.
"The result of awakened love. Doro
thy' <• Father in Heaven, restore to
nie the heart of my boy!"
I turned then, i.tul sped from the
room. I had no lunger a right there.
In the hall I met Or. Spencer, and to
him I made full confession of my
guilt. I was ohlig "d to acknowledge
it, for the tears wi*re streaming down
my face, and lie was inquisitive con
cerning their cause. He looked grave
and shook his nelid, but I remained
obstinate in appro.al of my conduct.
"Even if sh(> stould die from the
effects of what yen call my itnprud
ene'e," I retorted, ' llie brief joy of re
union with her sua is worth twenty
years of confirmed cstrni cement and
Ilut she elid not die. From that
hour she mended, having a cause to
induce her recovery, and Dr. Speucei
has always generously acknowledged
that I was the physician to restore;
her to health.
That evening Darracott and I took
our stroll on the terrace after dinner.
He seemed much preoccupieil. and
was but a duil companion. Finally'he
"We* have been doing my brothel
Gerald an injustice all this time*."
1 glance**] up at him iuc(uiriugly.
llis face* looked tired and white, but it
wore an expression of peae*c which
was new to it.
"1 opened his letter this afternoon
anel read it to my moth r. by her wish.
It seems that he and the woman did
not leave here together, its we* had
always supposed, lie tied in order to
preserve his honor, being aware of
the temptation tier society exposed
him to; and sin* followed him without
his knowledge, discovered his asylum
ami insisted upon sharing it. I am
glad that I can think more leniently
of him, and I am also thankful that
my mother's memories of him will
be less painful."
No one could eloubt the sincerity <>(
his worfls. To his noble nature it
was, I knew, a matter of profound
thanksgiving that the 'irotlier who
hail been so deeply Indebted to luiii
hatl been prove**! less unworthy his
benefactions. My heart grew warm
within nie at this new evidence of bis
magnanimity. Truly, lie wis a wor
thy son even of Madam as I bad tirst
conceived her —tlawles impeccable,
above suspicion or reproach.
Again silence fell bet ween us. We
were both busy with our own
thoughts. Suddenly he put a question
to me so abrubtly that it almost rend
ered me speechless.
"How ilo you feel about widowers,
Dorothy?" be asked.
My heart gave a quick leap, anel
then I controlled its impetuosity and
answered flippantly with a counter
"lieiW IXI YOC FEEL ABO IT WIDOWERS,
"Genus or individuals?"
"Oh. genus!" be replied, with a quiz
zical look in Ids grey eyes.
"i don't fancy them." I r* turned, as
coolly as he.
'They are* apt to dwell t<>«> weari
somely upon the virtu s of the ib>
"Itut if the departed were with
"it is a quality easily manufactured
after death." I replied.
"Hut if the widower under disi u
sion tie without imagination sniiiei, >t
for the undertaking?" In* eontiiiin d;
and b\ that time lie had taken both
my hands into bin. and I felt there
was Imminent danger of my whole
body being likewise t«k■ n pos< -.■ ion
of. I trembled, lent met his sallies
bravely. I was proud of tin* evenness
of my voice.
"You forget." I said "We were
engaged in getieralith -•. \\ itb indi
viduals ' I paused, and confess I
broke down. Who coifld have gone on
calmly, folded close to a man's heart,
with its heavy throbs dinning Into tin
ears and deafening the understand
"With individuals it Is qulti differ
cut. my darling, is it not? <»f one In
dividual you may inaki the exception
which preivcs the rule* that I hope you
will iievi i break in m> lifetime.
Dorothy, I am a brave* man to again
trust a woman after my experience.
lie*r as I hav** ii.-vci 0. T'-r**
iiiM iie; love l"-r with a : • 1 j
tlial I liave m\ ■ ■
,1,-sire her di. my <1 •'• -
as a man but *i• ** >i tl • '
Ms whote exi-M' • «• . .. ,
feel w.iiiiauho* c. with IMISW - 1
fai'ili in I ,, * r i"'-^ r,, >' r , _
abb longing llift. ; t .
tin at- eol paniol p. 1 ' .
II ht»\v Is *<» !»*' v.itn IIV * • l,ll<
t jroi* -'t: t » fu- uivr my *
a u-retcheel »«ist? Say. de ar on. .
'YOU kn. w what I atiswcred. I h.iv.
air* no '-Id you that I be. am.
1 wife lew marriages. 1 m*ti*v*.
i - truD s.u.l as ours. As y»-t
I MI - a ve* th** passing away live
. years ago 01 our n*»
1 ftcr rested upon it. A inore uini.*l
. I trio than Dana., tt. Madam and I
[ ' eotil.l n*il veil b imagined. Just Is-
I I f„,-e sb* |M-a*-*'fully yielded up 1I«T
, j > v i.-it 10 «jo*l. Madam said to me on*
' : - : Mv dear danghlif Doreithy. when I
'o hack into the past and review by
! ffom* events and actions. I e-au think
- r t ,10 sing in my whole life
II wh *-. —it- have Ix-cii so .ompb telj
J, ins,.. ion i'l advertisement for a
' ' i"u<\ so I. wh'" ' '" r " , r u
- A 5,
I ilea. I , -. -nie., ■ A .
, which . u '';• **v nimM'iicd
that inlinite '""U ''
after it has so " my
over the opproldiini . -
the slower Jinlgntent o, • j ,
mother continues «o distrus* .
as pi-, mim-nt auu.ng them tha. * I
ruary afte'riioon when 1 n:is urged ** I
bun my brldgi s. mid set forth a- ap
plicant for th*- position of ctmipau
i*ui to my ln*lov *1 Madam of The
i ODD ITEMS FROM EVERYWHERE.
There are always 1,200,000 people
afloat on the seas of the world.
The number of people at present whe
speak English is said to be 11ti.000.000.
Arabic coins have a sentence from
the Koran, and generally the caliph's
name, but never an image.
Nearly all the gold coin in circula
tion in the Sandwich islands is ol
United States mintage.
A curious remedy for sleeplessness ia
used by the inhabitants of the Samoan
islands. They confine a snake in a
hollow bamboo, and the hissing sound
emitted by the reptile is said to quickly
The desert of Sahara is as large aa
all that portion of the United StatM
lying west of the Mississippi.
An interesting test has just been
made by a French woman. With 3
view to testing the sustaining powers
of chocolate she lived on that alone for
60 days and lost but 15 pounds in the
At an Auburn, Me., wedding, the
otner day, the ceremony was performed
in the room in waich the bride was
born and in which her mother and
grandmother had both been married
The first use of Niagara's power was
made in 1725, a primitive sawmill be
ing operated. Nothing more was done
until iS42. when Augustus Porter con
ceived the plan of hydraulic canals, and
in ISCI one of theni was completed.
OUT OF TH: ORDINARY.
Japan has seventeen shipyards.
Japan has two electric railways.
Germany reports electric plowing.
Wisconsin exports cattle to Japan.
Russia has seventy platinum mines.
Cuba has 17,000.000 acres of virgin
Russia's empress has a $5,00(1 hand
Italy exports chestnuts to the United
The largest sewing machine in the
world is in operation in Deeds, Eng
land. It weighs 6,500 pounds and sews
The facilities for inland transporta
tion are so limited in Brazil that the
inhabitants of the ports find it cheaper
to import grain front North America
than from their own farms.
A farmer in West Bath, Me., be
lieves that it is contrary to nature to
put shoes on horses, and makes all his
horses, from colthood up, travel on
To protect passengers from the extor
tion of cabmen in Havana the lamp
posts are painted in various e-olors —
red for the central district, blue for the
second, green for tue third, etc.
A whale yields 18.000 pounds of oil.
A lady's foot should equal in length
one-seventh of her height.
There are 40,000 native pupils in the
Sunday schools of the Fiji islands.
There are more public holidays in
Honolulu than in any other city in the
Te*a is very cheap in China. In one
province of the empire good tea is sold
at IVid per pound.
The highest trees have most pointed
Frog's skin, though one of the thin
nest, is also one of the toughest leath
Hyenas always tight kneeling, the
shank of the foreleg being the most
vulnerable part of their body.
The condor possesses a grratur vital
tenacity than any other creature. The
Polar bear comes second.
In proportion to tliuu w-ciglit, doge
can absorb without danger 18 t!m«"s as
much arsenic as would kill a human
FACTS OF REAL INTEREST.
The average number of horses killed
in Spanish bull tights every year ex
ceeds 5,000, while from 1,000 to 1,200
bulls arc sacrificed.
Excepting grape wine, the oldest al
coholic beverage known to man is sake
a rice wine;. It has been used by the
Japanese for over 2,000 years.
Experiments made In Paris show
that an electric wagon costs 47 per
cent, less to run than a horse wagon,
and 32 per cent. less than a petroleum
Underground London eon tains 34,00ti
miles of telegraph wires, 3,003 miles ol
sewers, 4,530 miles of water mains. 3,-
200 miles of gas pipe, all definitely
France has as many as 45,000 fami
lies, with 130,000 individuals, claiming
a title of nobility, but, as a matter ol
fact, only about 450 families can prove
their claim to descent from a noble
family in feudal times.
HERE AND THERE.
Policemen In Turkey get 12 to 24
ce»nts per day.
The number of Kelgiau breweries in
creased fr0m'2,977~ln — 1896"to 3,oa7~iFi
Thf Chinese! believe that the most
nourishing article of fe>od is the brain
of a duck.
(„>aal.tW 1 k* • « »M»* «# ».!«•«<■
,1.111 In an t.i»#r*»»cy.
It I,n- I-.11 Pialfl that one «f
!■ .lii e • mliiM - ' JbIWM by »l> >'
m. r* aiiftnc v%ar w:i»
i of resource. Tkh i» well
trt !■ •! in a > "ry tohl l»T one
•Hf er« «f in<- •-on«. There «*»* »
•i .wl <!• :ll of Ml al»«n" I ..It
time arwiurt iwtoo. ** «*» kn «
l.ft llint tlie S|»:«n!«n tl" t wa« '"li
vtraltlit r»r tli>- eity. »•*' "•>••11- .
i... tlx nit within • weiity-foui n ■ . -
tin Sj»tur<!av itionsiOK ortler* •.i ••
,»n . - um.l of rnu n.fr* i • t
up iH fnrc nijsht n eoiui>k*te I- ''
.>;,! « f..r - ar< I ..irM work on •
tin fortlft«-al ion* ill the harlior. i
n><-n in ehsirße of nettlus the r
<lowu the* iMJ «»ul«l c«;t ii" !*<i 1 •'*;
|» M; anv*vb»'re, *>they -■ "* l •'>.
ii, ■ !i.i|.*x in the »t t• I
i.i. r, liif IK .I it t' a tHtf. awl to .1 '
down tin- hart" r. k«-|H ath-at » •• I
air in-'.!.- it. The mm who 1 ■ «
take .low is ih.- . n«tu<* »»«! <1: •
t:i:il :i-. I t<> 2*' tllfir lllll.llilH-* la I.- • '
Inn tli.-n- th«-\ wait.il. with appar.-n Iv I
~.. ~ .-t Of ii.-iiis further «-i:
xvlioU- i»l:iti«l there wan only «'»• * *
ntn.nK .noiiyh to carry tli- in:-: "
from the tloek to the f<«tt. au>: t >t
was in iharpt- of an Irmhiuan : tti.-.
.nii'loy of the <ity of |to*tou. *l."
- t< -|
, , .1. r-» <-sei i»t from tli«- « it> o:
an.l the authority of the I iiite.l >• >
"oveMituent was uothlng t.» him. "
v. us ilr. atly late in th<- aftereooiu ai
then- wa-i no -nihility of reaehin*
the otliee of the authorities in tiiue
to jie«-iire the i» rinit. 'l be ii'eu >iu !• 1 >
look the driver to their barracks. sot
I htm dead drunk and did their own
'-tvlng. And tUv searchlight shone (
* the bay that night.
*'• -art pt I»H
tlo »n -9s au engineer In the j
•be trunk line-. in
K ". - duties was to
Willian Illue \. *> over the
employ of OIK- of . *- , «rlns
Missouri. lie of his
haul the through frcigh. ' **"-
Westi ru d'vls'on. and his pet
was No. 2. One niuht be had an
Cidcnt. One of the titles In the hoile.
<. his pet engine blew out and lie was
stalled, bluekitig the mil ill line. He
reported the matter to the division
superintend nt unwittingly as fol
••Engine two blew out a flew:
what'll 1 do: Hill Blue."
Then be sat down to await Instruc
tions. This is what eame over the
wires from uie superintendent's of
fice twenty minutes later:
"BUI Blue: You plug that tlue In
eugiue two and pull her through !n
time to get out of the way of twenty- i
This order is stuek up iu the eab of
Sort tut Walnut*
Keeently two walnut shippers of
Anaheim count}*, t.'alifornla. found i
that many of the walnuts iu their JH»S
session were light and empty, and
they east around for some means to
rapidly handle the goods, as it was an
almost endless job to do it by hand.
They finally evolved the machinery to
do It with, consisting of a four foot
blast fan. twenty inches wide, pro
pelled by a three-horse power gaso
line engine. The fan is set revolving
very rapidl) and the nuts are precipi
tated into a trough leading down to
the fau. whence the heavy nuts drop
Into the bin made to receive them,
while the light ones are blown into a
receptable arranged for them further
on. The fore.- of the wind is sufficient
to blow the lighter nuts aside, white
the good ones fall straight down.
llrok* lnt«» Triton.
At Inst a man has literally broken
into priso . We an- always hearing
of men who break iuto it figuratively
by commit lint a crime which lands
tin-ill there, but Jefferson City. Mo.
boasts of a man who broke into prison
just as ninny another man has broken
into a house «>r a store. Xo one knows
why he did it just the same. When
discovered he had Healed the wall and
was ready to drop down on the inside,
and in spite of the sentry's challenge
he did drop down.
Practical I'htlant hroph y.
A young Philadelphia!! went to a mil
lionaire friend and asked pecuniary
aid to start hiui in business. "Do you
drink" asked the millionaire. "Once
in a while" "Stop it: Stop It! Stop
it for a year, and then come and see
me." The young man broke off the
habil at once, and at the end of the
year came to see the millionaire again.
"l»o you smoke?" asked the success
fill man. "Now and then." "Stop it!
Stop it for a year, then come ami see
me again." The young man stopped
smoking, but lie did not go hack again,
"Ile'd have told me." he said, "that
now that I have stopped drinking and
smoking I must haVe saved enough to
start myself in business, and I have."
< onlly Setliug for ll Tooth.
The solitary tooth of Ituddlia is to
l»e contained in what will probably be
i.,c most valuable coffer in the world.
A Shan chieftain recently sent to
Moulmcin. in Rurmah, an emerald
worth, it is declared, two lakhs of
rupees, in order that tlx 1 Burmese
Buddhists might include it among the
jewels which they are going to send
to Ceylon in order to adorn the tooth
holding coffer. Jewelry worth ."VI.OOO
rupees hai. been already received from
Rangoon and Mandalay: anil the Moul
mcin Buddhists have themselves se
cured jewelry to the value of KVOOO
rupees. Thus the total value of the
Jewelry adorning the i-offer will l»e
about three and a half lakhs.
The friends of a popular preacher
who recently died in l.oulsvlllo. Ky.,
undertook to raise a fund for his
family, one man gave his note for
ninety days for a certain amount, and
when the committee explained to him
that cash was needed lie agreed to
pay the note In cash if the committee
would discount It. which was done.
Th« H >»cli«h.
There Is a creature known as the
Uagfisli. or myxinc. which is In the
Labit of getting inside cod and similar
fish and devouring the interior until
only the skin and the skeleton are
Observer I)o you think that you
ean ever learn to ride a wheel?
llcgiuner Indeed, I do. After the
difficulties I have kr.rmounted lu get
ting one, I feel competent to arcornp
Such • Brat*.
Wife of His Shirt Bosom Are these
your new collars.
Husband Yes, dearest.
\V. 11. S. B. tin a tone of grieved
astonishmenti But these are lti's and
I wear 14's; and those last neckties
you tiouglit didn't match a single
gown I've got.
The largest room iu the world is
at St. Petersburg. It is i«2O feet l?ong
by lf/O iu breath. It has lieen used for
military displays, and a whole bat
talion can completely manoeuvre in
A ItaMglitar of KM.
Mother Why dhln't you scream
when he kissed yon?
The itirl llis mustache was In the
way. and when it was all over I saw
that screaming wouldn't better the
Tin* rnivAMlly of Cairo.
A university In Cairo is said to have
ll.iuiO students, more than attend any
Other two universities iu the world
Before the war t,ulm contributed
»l>out one twelfth nf all the tobacco
used In the world
IN THE MIND'S EYE.
T 'C«S THAT OU« VtSUAI
ORG**- .OVtTtME? PL*V OH US.
M, v„ .i„, in,tic m *»••<«•»' ***•*#■(
»i • l>..p I'"' '***
I Km,> Illin N»r»a •< »|
Alt * I'ic
T1..1 " - !>.>;• * T wi,h oa *
XI *. \*. \ .4* » »" « 4 hC*»W4Sllt
I 1.1. i. • c»> I>y j« -i-fe J»*»r«»w is
t > : • •.: I" i> lis
Tic f<4b«iu| «• > tK»t>- Wi«l» tb»*tr H
! .1 • iff-rU -nkiii--
«>( th«- tr • k* "iir ey - -»«»' 'in** I'W
Trin >i 2. okorrrtnt. I« a
jmrtly 01.J..»W. ..r
,!„ tl n mil »' r»»ii« mmm
|.;*rtly *.ihj etl*e or in*ar«l ihe ps*"-
tnre mv»t--rto—l? rramf-rr.-«t i»
t..liMl'-> n-t»r»-*••»»stf*e, «•»*- »*•*■. ,IV "
th.-r. r. ; -I atxl ■«"»*«» * ,rk
j ntbrr iniati ■».
m L _
If rre view Mtlbv* only, without
shading or perspective >«*" anything to
I definitely " •< f>,: •S r " UIMI
mid what I i» t-.-iii.-* P«**
*!»>!•■ for tli uun<l t< supply thewr
I tails and *••• forrsrooad »»
! crotiml and vice versa
A icoch! « anipU* *»f thi» ** «•
—1 wl 1* tvpr»ntn In « »ut!l*i** »
*--d .»_> raw Id with a ha"*.
"••r «<|uar> nearer to y<»a.
" • ■ tl c i»j ruiuW sU«»p
trnnca. ~,a nl thr i*rg.-r
th«- COM.. von look
t«« fh, —ited
and , •» v r» •
» ii »m vou i«. %
'ZZ\. r «>
Ing Into t) ■ J *f non ~r » truu,
pyramid w. h '?*' r *>jiiatv IU
the backgr> und • I>r '* " ®«w »ne
II n.l now the otbe I *■ '"■ONLLIIR as jroa
dniili' to Hi' It";
Hen- ' is a skeleton box Which
yon may conceive n« made of wires,
outlining the sides. Now the front,
or skle nearest, seems directed down
ward Alii] to the left; again. It has
shifted its position mill is no longer
the front. and the wide which appears
to IN- the front seem* directed upward
and to the right. Tin- prrwncr of the
diagonal liu makes the change more
striking; in one position It runs from
the lcfthand r> ;ir up| er corner to the
right hand front lower corner. which
in the other it CNMCIK thr ■•■ ft hand
front upper eorner with the right
hand rear lower corner.
Fig. :t will probably seem at first
glimpse to l>e the view of a flight of
steps w hleh one Is about to ascend
from right to left. liuagiue It. IH>W
ever, to be a view of the under *i«le
of a series of step-;, the view repre
senting the structure of overhanging
I solid mason work s«-cn from under-
Thc blocks in I- ig. 4 are subject to
a marked tt net nation Now the black
surface* represent the liottom of the
I blocks, all pointing downward and to
th' 1 * left, and now the black surfa«-e*
have changed and have hn-osw the
tops pointing upward and to the right.
For some the changes conn- at will;
for others they seem to come unex
pectedly. bur all an- aided by antici
pating mentally the nature of the
transformation The effect here Is
quite striking, the block* seeming al
most animated anil moving through
All these diagrams serve to llln*
trate ibe principle that when the oK
Jectlve features are ambiguous we
see one thing or another according to
the Impression that i<» in the minds
ey«; what ft •• object factors lack In
deflnitcncHs the subjective ones sup
ply; while familiarity, prepossession,
as well as other • ir.-nmstan<*« In
fluence th< r suit Thes.. illustrations
show conclusively that seeing Is not
wholly an object IT# matter depending
upon what ther. Is to l»- seen, but Is
Very considerably a subjective mat
ter depending upon the eye that sain.
BLASTS FROM RAM'S HORN.
A clean man will not live in a dirty
Too many make a go.l out of the ma
Adversity tests faith, and prosperity
tcpts love. ____
£\try humbug puts a pious - motto
over his door.
You may backslide, but you can
We are made by our enemies and
marred by our selves.
The arm that Is swift to strike may
be strong to Miceor.
A blunt tool with a man behind it is
better than a Damascus blade without
The way to watch. Is to work.
It requires abundant grace to with
stand abundant prosperity.
Your position In life to-morrow, de
pends on your character to-day.
A high iil« ~1 is a standing invitation
to reach a n< re exalted position.
Th< man uho loses his life in love,
sows the seed of untold noble Uvea
The «ermon on the mount Is higher
than some church members care to
The man who will not suffer for the
truth, will have to suffer for ne§U«-