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How She Kept It a Secret and
How She Performed It
Copyright by American Press Asso
ciation. 1911.
I wns born iu Madrid of eminent
though not noble parents. When I wntf
sixteen I formed the acquaintance of
Alonzo Gonzales, an anarchist.
I entered the university a year le
fore Gonzales left It, and It was dur
ing this year that I was converted to
the theories of the anarchists. There
Tvcre others of our set that were cap
tured by Gonzales, nmong them a girl,
Dolores Sierra, who had been a play
mate of mine. But Gonzales, so far as
he was able, kept his converts apart,
maintaining great secrecy In all his
prosolytlng work. I conceived a great
reverence for him, 'which later was
turned to horror. When I was nine
teen he persuaded mo to Join one of
the anarchist circles of Madrid. I had
been initiated only a few months when
the society decided to put out of the
way a statesman high in power, who
was considered an obetaclo to anarch
istic principles. One night when I
went to a meeting of the circle It was
announced that lots were to be drawn
with a view to determining some mem
ber who should assasslnato the person
In question.
Dp to this moment I had been fasci
nated by the romance I conceived to
pervade these efforts to equalize the
social strata. When I put my hand
In a hat to draw a bit of paper that
might compel mo to kill a man and
probably be executed myself as a
felon, the illusion vanished like a mi
rage, or, rather, it was changed into
repulsion, and whon tho paper I drew
(was opened and I saw by a skull and
crossbones on It that I had drawn the
order to commit murder I was frozen
with horror.
I did now what I should have done
In the beginning I made a confldant
of my father, no saw at once the
terrible position iu which I was placed,
but, Instead of making It worse for mo
by reproach, kept his head and consid
ered what it would be best for me to
do. The result of his deliberations
was that I should pass out of exist
encethat is, that I should disap
pear from the world as myself and re
appear as far away as possible from
the place of my exit ns some one else.
A few days later, with what ready
money I needed and certificates of de
posit In the Bank of France, payable
to mo as Ebenezer Swift,' disguised as
nn old man, I left the city. My object
In taking an English name was that
I proposed to settle eventually in
America, and I intended to give out
that I had been born of an American
father and a Spanish mother.
It was a year later that I turned up
at New York as nature made me, ex
cept that my beard had grown. Pre
tending that my eyes wero sensitive
to the light, I continually wore dark
glasses. It was not absolutely neces
sary that I should cam a living, for
once a year my father remitted suffi
cient funds to carry mo for twelve
mouths. We know that my family
would be watched, that my location
might bo discovered; hence there was
to be no communication oftouer that
that interval.
One day, so I learned long after
word, Dolores Sierra went to my
mother and told her that for my
safety she must know where I was,
stating that the circle to which I had
belonged had condemned me to death,
that they knew where I was nnd
that I must bo warned at once. With
out thinking what she was doing my
mother told her whero I would bn
found In, New York. My father was
absent at the time and whon he re
turned my mother, having learned that
she had been indiscreet In giving ray
whereabouts, did not dare tell him
what she had done. She trusted Do
lores implicitly and preferred to rely
on her to protect mo rather than reveal
her action to ray father. The conse
quence was that I was not ndvlied of
the matter.
Living with a sword suspended over
one's bead Is by no means pleasant.
In my case It brought on a nervous
breakdown. The summer was on, and
I was ndvised to go up to the Cats
kill mountains. I thereforo went to
one of the hotels on the summit, hop
ing to recover my lost nervous vigor.
I had not tyeen there a week before I
met with n great surprise. Walking
out one afternoon, I met a girl coming
toward me, and when wo met who
should it be but Dolores Sierra.
Cut off as I had been for more than
a year from every one I bad known
before, her appearance gnvo mo a
thrill. I sprang toward her with a
cry of Joy, Instead of meeting me in
the same spirit she stood as if para
lyzed, all the color leaving her face.
"Dolores!" I exclaimed. "What
brings you here?"
"I am so surprised," she stammered,
"at meeting you that I" Sho could
get no further,
"But, Dolores, bow strange that I
should meet you of all others, and the
very one I would rather meet"
Sho put her hand to her broast. ner
breath was coming quick. For a mo
ment I thought sho would fall. I
sprang forward to catch her, but she
waved mo lack. I waited till she had
somewhat recovered, when she said to
"My meeting you unexpectedly after
your midden disappearance Das s.
tied mc. It was reported that you 1 1
been mado nway with by the nnar
"But what has that to do with yi
coming to America?"
"To meet one in the fi; ill whom y
nave supposed to be dead you nv
admlt is liable to cause a shock." r i
replied without noticing my qucstl.u.
"'Come; lot us walk together."
By slow degrees she brought out t! it
she had come to America because there
are fields open to women in which they
may make their living. She had no
dowry, and In Spain a dowry was nec
essary to marriage; thereforo sho pre
ferred to bo occupied among those o
her own sex who were used to work
and where there was work to do.
"There Is no work to do up In tlwe
mountains," I said.
The question took her unaware.
That her presence in America was not
explained by anything sho had told mi
I did not doubt. But what was her
object In coming? As we walked on
I probed tho matter, wondering all the
while at the strange occurrence. Then
suddenly a theory suggested itself to
mo. Might she not havo come to pro
tect me? And would she have come
all the way across an ocean on my ac
count except for ono reason that she
loved me?
But such n suspicion I was not In
clined to make known to Dolores.
Nevertheless it caught my fancy and
brought a wild Joy to my heart. Set
apart from those with whom I had
been reared, dead to every living be
ing I had known, the bare suspicion
that this girl loved me nnd loved me
so well that sho had como nil the way
from my beloved Spain for me was
llko n now birth to me. With this girl
for a companion I would be willing. to
live on In my changed existence.
I said no more to her as to tho rea
Bon for her coming. In any event it
was her secret, provided sho chose to
keep It a secret, nnd not mine. I found
that she was stopping nt a house not
far from mine, and there later on I
left her, having arranged to call and
walk with her the next morning.
And so I did. In that mountain air
wo strolled, I Invigorated not only by
Its purity, but by tho companionship
of Dolores. But while I grew strong
she seemed to be wasting nway.
Something was distressing her. I ask
ed her to confess it to me, and she
declined. I pressed her to do so, and
In a spasm of feeling sho cried:
"If you don't leave I shall go mud."
To express my sympathy I took her
hand in mine, but she snatched it
"Ono would suppose," I said, wound
cd, "that a viper had touched you."
"Or that you had touched a viper."
she replied.
I was looking her In tho face nt the
time sho said this and saw her bite her
Hp. Perhaps tho words and tho ac
tion should have given mo a clew to
her secret, but they did not. I wns as
much puzzled as ever.
One day when wo wero walking to
gether we met a woman with dark
hair and eyes.
"That woman," I said, "came either
from Spain or Mexico. At any rate.
she's Spanish."
I turned to look at Dolores nnd saw
that she was struggling with some
emotion. But by this time I had giv
en over questioning her upon these
strange matters and said nothing. To
attempt to extract from her vhelr
cause seemed only to madden her.
Wo met the same woman ngaln the
next day, and I saw on her face a
look that assured me that there was
Eomo understanding between them;
but, as beforo, I refrained from speak
ing of It.
Ono night I awoke with a start.
Tho moon, shining In at tho window,
showed a woman's flguro standing
near. She held something in one
hand, while with the forefinger of the
other she was smearing what she hold.
Then suddenly she flung tho article
out of the window. A ray of moon
light struck it and revealed what I.
took to bo a knife.
I rose, supporting myself on my el
bow, and asked;
"Who's there?'
A hand grasped mine a hand cold
ns Ice.
"nush! I am Dolores."
"What nro you doing here?"
"Don't interrupt mo whllo I tell you
and what to do. Our lives depend
upon it. I came to Americn ordered
by the circle to kill you. A woman
was sent with mo to Bee that I did tho
work. She is tho Spanish woman we
met. Tonight I told her that I would
como to your room, plunge n dagger
Into your heart and throw tho dagger
out of the window to prove to her
that I have done tho deed. I havo
smeared It with beers blood. Sho is
to leave by ono route, I by another;
she by tho stony clove nnd I by the
clove leading down eastward. Good
"Dolores!" I cried, "I will go with
"Wliere-to death?"
"Wo will bide ourselves from the
"Hide yourself. If you nro dlscov.
cred allvo I must die."
"But, Dolores, darling, this wom
an, not hearing of a murder here, will
know that you havo not done the
"I have thought of that But she
will not stop till sho reaches Madrid."
"Go with mo, Bwoethoart. I love
you and so far as I can will protect
That was many years ago. I recall
how, long boforo day we mot at the
mouth of tho clovoj how wo walked
ten miles to a railway station nnd,
boarding a train, wont so far ns those
who had known us were concerned
out of existence.
Story of Two Brothers.
KtaA reader, mark my truthful tale
No moral Is annexed,
Dut If you have none handy
We'll print one In our next.
Two brothers In Itchoboth town,
When Philip's war began,
To Bhow their worth were summoned forth
By the head militiaman.
John charged his gun and his canteen
All ready for to slay;
With Mister-Muster-Master Oreen
He boldly marched away.
(But Robert sought tho barn, unseen,
And hid him In the hay.)
There came a night of gory fight;
Assumpsett creek ran redl
Dh, grisly sight 1 By morning light
Poor John showed up shot dcadl
Bo he was done with earthly work,
But Robert lived to be
Poundkceper, deacon and town clerk
And ancestor of me.
John Pearson In Puck.
The Oriental Way.
In China when tho subscriber rings
up exchange tho operator may bo ex
pected to ask:
"What number does the honorable
eon of tho. moon and stars desire?"
"Hohi. two-three."
Silence. Then the exchange resumes.
"Will the honorable person gracious
ly forgive the Inadequacy of the in-
significant service and permit this
humbled slave of tho wire to Inform
him that the nevcr-to-be-sufllclently-
censured lino Is busy?" Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
Where Evan the Wireless Fails.
"Can you direct me to tho Grand
"Beg pardon?"
"Which is the way to tho Grand
"What's that?"
"Grand-G-r-a-n-d h-o-t-e-1?"
"Well, what about It?"
"How do I got there?"
"I give It up. I'm a stranger here
myself." Browning's Magazine.
Singleness of Purpose.
"Are you going to see the corona
tion?" "No," replied Mr. Meekton; "I don't
think Henrietta would caro for it, Sho
would regard It as a wnsto .of time to
organlzo such a grand parade without
putting 'Votes For Women' banners in
If 'Washington Star.
He Pleased Her.
'What do you think of your new
boarder?" asked tho typewriter.
"Oh, I think he's such n nice young
man," replied the boarding house lady.
"Die's a very small eater, Isn't ho?"
"Oh, my, yes; he's really eaten his
way into my affection." Yonkers
Comfort In That.
"Ain't yer vaccination healed
yet?" asked Jimmy.
"Naw," replied Tommy.
"Gee! Don't It make yer feel bad?"
"Naw. Tho doctor told mom 1
mustn't take n bath till It's all healed
up." Catholic Standard and Times.
With Alacrity.
"Waal, I dunno," said the farmer's
wife when Dusty Rhodes applied for
a meal. "Would you bo willing to do
a few chores?"
"Madam," said Dusty, "If you'll give
me something to chaw on I'll chaw all
day." Harper's Weekly,
Too Quickly.
"Sir, I wish to marry your daughter
"You do, eh? Are you in a position
to support a family?"
"Oh, yes, sir!"
"Better bo sure of It. There are ten
of us." Toledo Blade.
"What became of your Ideas of sim
plified spelling?"
"I abandoned them," replied the
universal reformer. "The result looked
too much like a dialect story with the
quotation marks left out." St Paul
Pioneer Press.
Just a Way He Had.
"I suppose," growled the pessimist,
"you believe In taking things as they
come, don't you?"
"Only when I don't consider them
worth going after," replied the opti
mist. Chicago News.
In the Air.
"I wonder If you could call it high
"Dealing In airships." New York
Missionary But what haye you
against Christianity, my good brother!
Cannibal King Well, there's too
many clothes go with it for a man wltb
forty wives. Puck.
After the Vereln Meeting.
Jenlor How many glasses did you
havo last night?
Sunlor Only one.
Jenlor How fast did you work it?
Columbia Jester.
Teacher (trying to puzzle him) Tom
my, what la the plural of "wealth?"
Tommy Tucker Scads. Chicago
"I want you to get mo somebody to
take this part who's a live wire."
"Humph! That's dead easy."-Baltl-morn
For the Children
Rain Gauge Used by
the Ancient Koreans.
The first urp of the rain gauge bos
been credited to Benedetto Cnstelll, nn
Italian contemporary of Galilei, but
recent research shows that rain gauges
were us;d In the Ofteenth rentury,
nparly two centuries before, says Popu
lar Mechanics, in ton second volume
of the historical annals of Korea Is
found o reference to rntn gauges which
translates as follows:
"In the twenty-fourth year nt the
relgD of King Sejo (1442) the king or
dered constructed a bronzo Instrument
to measure the rainfall. It Is a vase
resting on a stone base and was placed
nt the observatory. Each time It rain
ed the attendants measured the height
of water In the vase and reported to
the king. Similar Instruments wero
nlsr placed In all the provinces."
The ancient rain gange herewith Il
lustrated may still he seen at Ta'o,
A Japanese Fable.
One day the. monkey saw the ant
climbing up a tall tree and thought
that he would amuse himself at his
"Look here. Mr. Ant." said be. "how
auickly you are ascending the tree!
Won't you have a raco with me to the
top of the tree? I am certain that you
can beat, me."
"All right," replied tho ant. and both
started to run up the tree from the
bottom. In a mlnnto the monkey bad
reached the middle branch of the treo.
while the little ant bad scarcely trav
eled nn Inch.
The monkey looked down haughtily
upon the ant and then negou to per
form his favorite acrobatic feats upon
one of the outstretching branches.
Suddenly the wood snapped under his
weight, nnd he fell to the ground. Ho
was so badly hurt that it took soma
time beforo he could pick himself up.
In the meantlmo the ant bad reached
the top of tho tree nnd won the race.
Mo'al One who relies too much on
his own ability often falls.
The Waltzing Egg.
Place a plate on tho table so that It
Is near enough to the edge to be easily
taken in hand. Then place the egg In
tho middle nud with the help of the
thumb and the Index finger of the
right hand, placed respectively at either
end, give the egg n lively rotary move
ment. It will soon stand upright on
its points and turn. Now seize tho
plate and all you have to do to make
the egg waltz Is to move your band
In a waltzing motion. The egg should
be n bard boiled ono and should while
boiling bo kept in a perpendicular po
sition In the saucepan. Try It and see
tho egg. spin around the plate. Magi
cal Experiments.
The Engineer Mouse.
Several years ago workmen were
digging boles for somo telegraph poles
In New York, and Into ono of them a
poor little mouse fell. The tiny pris
oner nt flrst raced around tho bole
frantically; then he seemed to set his
wits to work. Tho hole was sovernl
feet deep, but be began to dig a spiral
groove around It from the bottom,
working night nnd dny. When bo got
tired he built little landings to his
staircase where he could rest. Tho
workmen had become Interested In
him and gave him food, and when on
tho third day mousle reached the top
all the men cheered him.
An Elephant Rope Walker.
The elephant was trained In tho old
en time to perform many feats. Men
tion Is made of ono that walked tho
tight rope, and not only near tho"
ground. If we may bellevo what the
old writers say It also walked a ropo
stretched above the heads of the spec
tators and carried a man on his back.
The Friendly Sunbeam.
There's a certain little sunbeam who is
very fond of me,
And every single morning, bright and
early as can be
(Because he knows my nursery Is on the
shady side).
He leaves his brothers frolicking o'er
dewy meadows wide.
And ho climbs Into a window at the east
end of ouf hall.
And he creeps across the carpet, and he
feels along the wall,
And hit slips between some curtains and
thmtlf-h on nnn
And he makes a golden 'bee line across
uij ueuruom noor
Ontll, without a tiny sound to tell he's
Re has lumped upon my pIUow and l
Then up I start and out of bed, for who
wnnM wtflh in tn
When such a, friend has corns so far to
oil one out id piayr
Youth's Companion.
Used Another Man's Legs,
In tho ha 1 of tho house of represent
atives ther Is a painting of George
Washington. Ho looks a most Com
manding nemifl. with thn ufn film nf
n giant nnd n faultless physique. But
looKing. at the portrait recently n pub
lic mau commented:
"That Is u good, deal of a sham.
George Washington never looked like
thnt, though I've no doubt ho would
have been proud to appear bo magnifi
cent. "Notice the legs," tbo speaker con
tinued. "They nro perfect beauties,
but they nro not Washington's. They
nro tho logs of General Smith of New
Jersey, n soldier of tho Revolution.
"it Happened this way," be explain
el in conclusion: "Washington had
( unimpressive legs, and tho artist
who painted that picture was so dis
satisfied with their shape that ho per
su'idd General Smith to "lend his
fau'th'HS members as models. So,
while, we have the face and torso of
our great flrst president, the support
ing logs are those of ono of his gen
erals. Long may they stand!" Wash
ington Post.
Not the Answer Me Expected.
One of Lord Dcsborough's bust anec
dotes relates to a clergyman who wns
for more at homo In tho hunting Hold
than In the pulpit, Bays London Tit-
Bits. On tho morning of a meet ho
was much annoyed at having to offi
ciate nt a funeral; but, this over, he
mounted his horso and started in pur
suit of his friends. On tho road he
sought Information of an old womnn
with a donkey cart.
"Wen," sho said, "If you ride to the
top of the hill you will como to a
'meenlster. Then If you turn to the
right you will bo likely to come up
with them."
Handing her a shilling, he said, "My
good woman, why did you call the
sign post n minister?"
"Why, you see, sir, It's like this:
We use to cnll 'em sign posts, but
since you've been in these porta we
calls 'em mcenlsters, 'cos, though they
points other folks tho way, they never
goes themselves. Go on, Neddy!"
Death In Factory Fires. '
The question is often debated us to
whether persons who lose their lives
In a fire developing with groat rapid
ity undergo extreme physical suffer
ing. An authoritative opinion is ex
pressed by the New York Medical Jour
nal, which says: "Unnecessary an
guish of mldd has probably been felt
by relatives of unfortunate workers
killed in factory fires by reflection on
tho supposedly agonizing pain caused
by such a death. Whero a great bulk
of highly Inflammable substances Is
quickly consumed in a closed space tho
result is tho production of large quan
tities of carbon monoxide. This cas.
It Is well known, combines with tho
hnoniogobln of tho blood to form n
compound that refuses to combine
with oxygen. Tho result Is a speedy
and prolwbly painless asphyxiation bo
foro tho flames have had n chance to
attack the bodies of the victims."
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