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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
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EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
A WONDERFUL "DOQ.
He iavad Toaw Boy frost Almost
Nit is biff Jet-black Newfoundland
doff who live in the northern prt of
New York City, and U supposed to be
Jointly owned by Oscar and George
Smith. One Saturday afternoon the
brother, with two other boy, tramped
up to the Itronk river to a disused mill
dam, detormlned to have some fun, and
of eounte Nit waa alonff. Presently
they found an old boat, twelve foot
lonff, fastened by ruaty chain to
take. They climbed in, and were
amualnff themselves by rocking It, when
the chain broke and the boat drifted out
from the abore. Hardly more than
fifty yard down the river the water runt
orer the dam and fall twenty feet on
the lagged rock. There were no oar
la the boat and nothlnjj It dm h
substitute. In the middle of the
river the boat twunff lazily around
until the prow pointed toward the dam,
and then It began to drift alowly down
stream. Nit had atood on the thore with
ears and tall erect, watching the boat
drift away, and apparently considering
It rood kike. But when the boat be
gan to move toward the dam Nit became
ill at ease, and ranbarklngand whining
up and down the bank. The boya were
thoroughly alarmed by thla time, too.
They cried out for help, and Nit, telling
them by a sharp, short bark to wait for
him, sprang Into the wator and beat bit
way toward the boat, now dangerously
near the dam. Nit swam right in front
of the boat, and tried to stop it with bis
body, but the current swung the stern
around. Finding that this wouldn't do,
Nit swam around the boat twice, think
Inff very earnestly all the time. Hiring
solved the difficulty, as be thought, be
sprang up on the gunwale and seised It
with his tooth. This lifted him so far
out of the water that he couldn't swim.
Then be let go his bold and went around
the boat once more for another Idea. He
got It, and then the question arose how
to convey it to the frightened youngsters.
Nit swam close to the boat, and sticking
bis bead over the gunwbale, looked im
ploringly into little Oscar's faoo, and
whimpered. Oscar misunderstood, and
thought Mt was tired and wanted to
come in for a rest. He seised the loath
er strap and tried to lift him in. But
Nit Instantly dropped back into the
water, and pointing his bead toward the
shore, began swimming for all be was
wortn. Gradually the downward course
of the boat was stopped. It swung
around In answer to Nit's powerful legs,
and slowly drew near the shore. It
grounded within a few feet of the dam,
and the boys sprang out as bappy a lot
of yougstors as lived. They started
homeward on run, with Nit barking
and frolicking around thoin. Gulden
THE rEvVCOr" LIPt.
fh Road to Any Kind of flraatnet l.le
Through the (omuionlaca.
There is an element of romance in
almost every successful life that pro
foundly interesting romance which ilea
in expausloa out of small things Into
great ones. There is nothing which so
profoundly interests men as the story of
the development of a genuine Ufu Into
usefulness and power. It is a story Ulna
traUd and described generation after
generation, and yet the interest In It is
more widespread and more Intense than
ever before. The most commonplace
men recognise an element In human life
which they find in others If not In them
selves, which has in it the power and
the charm of something mysterious,
something of which the man himself
is not fully aware) something which
is continually leading him to plaoea
which he did not expect to reach, and
putting Into bis band prists which he
did not expect to win. There is some
thing magical In the change of position
from obscure and untrained boyhood to
fame, power aud that force of manhood
which seems to be equal to all occasions
and to which all opportunities are pre
sented. At we read these brilliant
stories we often forget that from the
chief actors the splendid outcome wat
concealed. The man of genius, of ar
tistic talent, of any sort of gift,, works
along quietly from day to day.; often
feeling that nothing remains but the
raveling out of life; when unexpectedly
some new impulse stirs him to the
depths, some new occasion okes a new
power, some new opportunity oiTers the
one thing that wat needed to bring out
all there was In him.
The road to any kind of greatness Ilea
through the commonplace. Those who
walk It often see nothing before them
but the dead level of dally work; It la
only at Interval that the road suddenly
ascends the mountain-side and the world
weeps into view. It is these splendid
momenta, however, In the man's career
which attract us, and which we see; the
long, arduous, often monotonous, every
dsy Journey Is hidden from us. And this
Is true, not only of men who attain the
most eminent suooosa, but of those who
do any kind of faithful work. LI to, for
the most part, must be made up of what,
for the lack of clearer Insight, we call
drudgery; which It really a discipline
and training of all that Is highest and best
In ua. There are timet when moat of us
foci that nothing remains but this dead
level of bard work, that no new door
are to open before ua and no new prlies
to be gained; but no man who la work
ing intelligently and faithfully ever
loses the power of growth, and the con
sequent expansion of life which comes
with 1U It happens again and again to
all of us that, at the very moment w hen
tbeoutlook eueuit most uninspiring, there
auddenly comet a new piece of work or
a new opportunity which bring back
the freshness of our spirit, the joy of
our labor, and makes us feel that we
have taken a long step forward. To
those who are faithful life continually
renews Itself, not only in opportunities,
but in its promise aad Its reward.
An association la London, called the
Sunday Society, occupies itself witil
arranging the opening of private col
lections to the puhllo on the Sabbath.
For two Sundays recently the Duke of
Wellington hat opened Apsley house to
those who wished to see its treasures.
King Humbert, before leaving Na
ples, ordered that a bronie wreath
should ss soon as possible be deposited
n Garibaldi's grave la place of the
Sowers he had put there. He said: "Our
country and my house owe so much to
Garibaldi thai this island must bear
from myself and my son tribute of
Or, the Peril of the Penroys.
When be rained the ball below, wbicb
was dimly lighted by bracket-lamp, the
man's face stood revealed, and we rcog
site him as the genial hunter, Louis Kin
gal. Hepas&ed to the end of the hll,lift"d
a window and peered out into the night,
"I hear no sound of wheels," be mut
tered. "I hope Dr. Cotton and bis patient
will not disappoint me to-night To wau-n
that villain, and guard a prtclous life,
without making a bslk, Is tiresome snd
dangerous. It must be time, too, for that
lofsmout Captain tocoms nosing about. 1
heard hltn tell Lucy Mist alio need not look
for him in several dsrs, but I Judge that to
be a blind. Possibly, however, he nisy
have taken the alarm. Bs was out until
late last night and seemed pale and agi
tated when he returned."
The reader can readily guess why the
Captain was agitated on tin previous night
The spparition at the pool bad completely
unnerved him for a time. On the morning
following be had driven awsy toward
Btonefletd, assuring both Lura and Lucy
that be Intended to be absent several days.
Fmgl had been where he overheard this,
but be bad not believed It.
After listening a minute Fingal closed
the window and turned his steps towsrd
Orate s room. He found tho door closed,
and at once applied bis hand to the knob. It
refssed to yield.
Dropping to the floor Fingal attempted to
peer Into the room through the keyhole. No
light glimmered thore, and then the young
hunter seemed to realize for the flrst timo
that something was wrong luside the sirk
ehsmber. He thrust asinsll reed thatht
picked from the floor Into the keyhole.
lie then made a discovery.
The bole had been stoutly plugged I
Something surely was wrong. Uogrssptd
to knob snd shook the door.
No snswer from within.
A chill shot to the besrt of Fingal. He
tailed the name of Lucy and of Grace, but
received no answer. A terrible fear op
pressed the young hunter's heart as be
lamed from tlie door and hurried to the
stairs, lie aped down these, three steps at
s time, and came near landing In the arms
or Hie colored maid.
"Lucy, you here I" demanded KUgsL
oosrsely. "Who 1 with Grace I"
"Miss Lura, I 'suect"
"Ida not heller It."
"But I left bor dar-"
"Something Is wrong, " Interrupted Fin
rsl, selling aud shaking the maid furiously.
" You haven't been fait hf ill, girl. The door
to Oreoe's room Is locked. Hsve you the
" Deed, mane, I hasn't" ,
Fingal stood Irresolute for one moment,
then sprang to tht outer door, opeued it
snd passed out Into the night lie bast
mad to the side ef the building, tosspot
where light glimmered from an upper
window, tbe window of Grace 1'euroy's
For an Instant the young man stood
Irresolute; .then, sovinuig to remember
something, be sped to the rear of the old
house and In less tlmu a minute returned
bearing In his hands a ladder. It wss but
ihert work to place this up eguiuat the
tide ef the bouse.
It just reached the window-sill.
A moment later the young hunter was
mounting swiftly unwsrd. He soon gained
the top and although the curtains were
Irewn he found a crevice through which
he oould peer Into the room.
What he saw caused hi m to start and
aearly full from the ladder. His hands
clinched the stone sill until the blood
seemed ready to burst from beneath the
Ia the center of the room stood Captain
Btarbright with a look ou hit fare that
wat actually terrifying. It waa only with
Ikt utmost effort that Fingal held himself
The Captain' hat lay on the floor. Hit
tost wat off, hit arms bar to the elbows,
snd he wss evidontly meditating some
rrible deed. Fingal saw him move toward
the bed, gate for one moment at the placid
race of tl apparently sleeping girl, then
head forward with the look of a tlcnd, aud
twin his Augers about the throat of hit
"Oirat heaven 1 he would strangle hcrt"
gasped Fingal, hoarsely, almost losing his
hold In the iu tensity of his horror. With a
Ighly effort he ateadied himself, sened
the sash, lifted it swiftly sud plunged head
long Into the room.
The noist and the unexpected appearaure
of the hunter startled the would be assas
ata from hit work, and ha at once turned
his attention to the new-comer. He glared
an Instant In evident alarm, then, with an
unpreeaUna, sprang at theyouth as he came
U his feet,
"Jsurdrrert" cried Fingal.
"Hal the infernal hunter sneak. I'll
throttle you for this I" aud Cuptuin RUr
brigtit, evidently completely mastered by
rag and fear, sprang with the fury of a
madman at the throat of his unwelcome
Together the two went to the floor in a
struggle for the mastery. At the tame
time a wild scream filled the room. Grace,
wakened by the combat, waa terribly
frujltfraed, aud It was her voice that filled
tbe old house with Its pierciug notes of
Fingal struggled desperately, but seemed
to be no insU-n for the infuriated Cuplam,
"I'll throttle you I" hissed Btarbright.
"You hav meddled with me and my affairs
far the last time."
At this moment the long black hair on
Flsgal's head oame Into the clutches of
Starbright another moment and his locks
wart free from the head of hit antagonist
With a great cry Captain Starbright cam
to his feel, quickly followed by the hunter,
a sand tried the donp. and a vol.- tvithmtt
asmaudM euimibai-r. unneeuiugriii the
ffcptain atood staring at FugaL Hit
eUMindmnl seemed too full for words
And ae wonder.
Before him stood, In the person of Finish
toother person eulirsly. Tuere was no mis
taking that ftco, the pug nose, with mus
tache brushed aside, that danciug, red
"Lara Jnsra.aa I UveP exclaimed the
Tb gcrl regarded him With folded arms,
brealhMig short, br eyes flashing, her
white teeth gleaming. She felt herself
maures of the situation. Her hand shot
forward suddenly, a bright object gleam
tug at the eL
" Yeur rare la run, Captain Rlarbright"
tee uttered lowly yet fiercely. "Stand
aside, I wish to open Ua door,1
He ! to have no desire to thwart
berwsthea while cocked revolver was
painted toward his breast, asd so he obeyed
without a word. He gtauced at the bed to
aot Ue fact that Uraue had faiuted.
vt lis. some difficulty Lara turned lb key
and tdamted Dr. Arthur Cotton.
"Alor uttered Lure,
This was all. The dctor (lanced at Cap
ias Btarbright. Ussa at lb g.rl Us
seasssd aunihed to Had her is male attire,
aad Lara fam-wd she saw a look of seouV
t'aHrualoa his grave fan.
"1 eaa exulaiu, Arthur "
"It doesn't math,' be (tiered, aaortly.
T swineas la with Uioiua Kurtmgbt,
I awppose you reotwaue ate. lpurar"
Bavaslgbt aad rwovered hi composure.
tad stood with folded anus r ranting tho
ostor from under frowning brow.
1 uppoa I do. Ton are tha mHu
who pretend to knowledge of medicine
The iao "
"But 14 ax tall you,' grated the Captaia.
with augry vehemence, "I have oerrolttcd
your Interference here to the cost of a life.
Look yonder at your work. You shall suffer
for this- this murder .
lie Mlnted to the bed.
Quickly Dr. Colton stepped to the tide of
Grace snd bent over the wasted form. A
moment thus, then he fuced the Inmates of
the room once more. "She has fainted. It
It better to for the present Should she die
you will have another murder to answer
for. I know that you have-been systematic
al!) iwiioning tills girl-"
That is fa.se!"
'Don't Interrupt me," said the doctor,
with strange calmness, no trace of emotion
ou his grave face. "1 uiude a discovery not
long since that startled and shocked n:e be
yond measure. You had the reputation of
being a generous gentleman, with few bad
hablia, and all your acquaintances looked
upon youss sn honorable man."
"Really," sneered tho Captain, "you do
me proud, Dr. Colton."
"You may feel less so before I am through
with a little history I propose to relate."
"I pray you, don't put yourself out on my
"No, hut on several e;counls I will pro
ceed. Some year are you fell in with Mr.
Penroy, Ur are's father, and became very
intimate with him. He trusted you fully,
and to bis cost. The time came when that
man was brought home dead, with bis skull
crushed, said to have been caur-ed by the
kick of a horse. I besnve, however, that It
was done by a club, and that it waa a part
of a plot formulated In California to gam
possession of a million dollar"
"Indeed I" sneered the Captain.
"I am getting ahead of my story, how
ever," proceeded the doctor, aa Captain
Hlorbrlght coolly assumod a chair. Tbe
doctor and Lura remained standing, how
ever. CHAPTEIl XXXII
"Don't put yourself out, doctor, H said the
CapUiu, with an assumption of coolness be
did not fuel. ''I care nothing for this yarn
or yours, and ran not wall t bear it"
lie came to bis feet
"Sit down," ordcrod Lura, omphasiilng
tho order by covering him with her cocked
revolver. He sank back Into bis chair with
s muttered Imprecation against the "tiger
"it was In California about two years
sho that my first scene opens," proceeded
the doctor. "Two met, smong the gold
hills of that State bosame bosom friends
Lawrence Brandon and Karl Vundlble.
They first met in San Francisco and went
to the mountains together. Karl Vucdihlo
was an eccentric man past the meridian of
lire, one who bad eeen better days, ho
serted, and Ilraudon believed him. In time
Vendible made confidant of bis young
friend, Ilraudon, and told bim a atrange
story or the past
"Kurl had been the block sheep in the
family of four boy. Two were dead, and
Karl, the youngest, hod drifted to Cali
fornia In search of adveuluro even at the
ago of fifty six. Ho astiired Urundon
that It was not really necessary for him to
light hand to hand with the world, since
he bad a brother who was a millionaire In
one of the Slates beyond the Mississippi.
That brother,' said Karl, 'always symiia-
timed with me, and defended me against
tbe assaults of othce. I was proud, how
ever, and wouldn't accept his boun'y. I
haven't seen Morgun for ten years, but I
know he must be a very old mun now.'
"Then Kurl Vandihie Uiok from his
pocket a letter which hod lately come from
ins aged brother beyond the mountains. I
will roud s part of it."
The nonchalant expression on the Cap
tain's face changed to nervous agitatiuu
as Dr. Colton drew forth a wrinkled en
veloie, stained and frayed at the edges
from apparent rough usage.
" Tills Is nothing to me," growled the Cup
tain, uKuin utiompting to rise.
"Sit down I"
Again Kturbriht looked Into the mutile
of Lura's revolver and subsided without
Opening the letter, Dr. Coltou proceeded:
"'Come home, Kurl. I am Unending tc
pass tho remainder of my days at Lone
liollow, the old stone house whuro you once
staid for a day and liked the hunting so well.
You shall one duy owu the place and every
thing that 1 have. In fact, I have made a
nfll in your favor, leaving everything to
you with the ono couditiou that you allow
my granddaughter, (Iruco Fcuroy, an an
nuity of twenty Uiounund a year after she
comes of uge. I muke the stipulation be
cause I love the girl, and sho has been most
dutiful snd kind to me. You are twenty
years my junior, snd will have ample timo
to enjoy my wealth after I am gone. Come,
Karl, I am becoming feeble; feoliug mv
years snd Infirmities more and more every
day, and I wish to enjoy your company a
Hit lo while beforo I his to the other shore.
If jou receive this I am sure you will not
refuse to grant tht prayer of your last of
"That It the tuhttsnceof the letter read
to Lawrence llrandon by Karl Vandihie,"
(aid Dr. Colton, "and It wo that letter that
Influenced llrandon to commit an awful
"What Is this to met" demunded Captain
Btarbright, curtly. "I can not remain "
"Hut you must remain," declared Lura,
with seeming malicious satisfaction. And
"The reading of that letter act evil
thought at work in tho brain of Lawrence
llrnndon," proceeded the doctor. "He
suddenly conceived the idea of winning the
audible million for himself. Karl ex
pressed a detertuiuatloa to return to the
States, and Hraud n expressed adesli-o to
accompany hltn. The two set out from the
mluing camp together; but one of them
reached Sacramento Lawrence Brandon.
In the night time be Hole up behind hi
companion, dealt bun a murderous blow
from behind, and then, after making sure
of his death, he hurled the body into a
gulch and hastened on his way. 1 will be
brief for time is speeding. Brandon came
to the Hi.-Us and Dually ensconced himself
at I-one Hollow. He told of hit friendship
for Karl, Morgan's brother, and of how he
had been with hiin when he died in a lonely
ravt on the gold range, Morsau waa deep-
t ,v,t y,r Karl's sake ha twirrln,l.l
Brandon, who now uoro tbe assumed name
of StarbrlRhl "
"This Is false I"
"Sit down!" commanded Lura, at the
villain attempted to rise. "I won't ixak
again, either. A bullet will be the next
compliment you'll getl"
White now, with cold sweat standing out
In great dro, the pseudo Cuptum wo
obliged to hun to the remainder of the
"tawrence Brandon murdered hi trust
ing friend and came Lal for the purpose of
stealing a fortuue. Had his murdsroua
blow succeeded, all might even now be well
with this villain. Karl Vendible was not
killed, however. Ho lived aud came F.at
but the blow had affected his brain and he
"Instead of coming to Lee Hollow be
hid in a cave, once a counterfeiter' resort
in llaugtuiut'a Gulch. Sometimes he bad
moments of nity, but they were cf short
duration. He led a hermit life, and watched
lo uwt Lawrence Brandon. He did meet
him Anally, and rtvotruiied him. He fired
wtlh tlie intention of taking life. Somehow,
it seems that Brandon, alia Starbright,
hvd lo concoct further scheme of villainy,
anumg them the poisoning cf Grace Fenror,
that he might, through a forged will, actio
upon the nxll:on left by Monraa Vendible."
"That will is not a lyrfprt
"Keep quiet," ordered Lura.
"I have come e.-ar to the end of my
Wry," proceded Dr. Colton, witb the ut
Boat gravitv. "Before yon went to Cali
fornia you had sought lo win the baud of
Miss Joyce. She read your character and
despised yon. Afterward, when sb learned
that you wpre at Lona Hollow, ahe re
solved to thwart yotir designs upon the
unsuspecting old man Vendible and upon
Orace, alt hough at that time sh knew nolb
Ug of the crtoie you had committed among
to goiu nil! of California.
" Disguised as FuuraL tb hunter, sh hss
been quite sucres-ful in thwarting your
villalnv. Your attempt upon her life on
two occasions failed signally. She discov
ered your attempt to ponon her cousin"
"y heaven I this is too much," grated
the Captuin, white and trembling, at tbe
same time coming to his feet "This plot
arranged between you and thit shameless
girl will not ucred. In good fsitb I fame
here. 1 vj tho friend of Karl Vendible.
I My name is Starbright end
I "Do you deny that you attempted bis
. li 'Interrupted the doctor.
ld. inostemiiliutlcallv "
"You did not strike him down in Cali
. "You did not 't hired assassin on hi
track but a few week since, and tink bu
bo.lv In a dark pool in the woods!"
White, stern, grim as fate wat the face
of Dr. Arthur Colton at be put lues
questions swiftly to the trembling men be
"N-n-ol" faltered CspUln Btarbright,
reeling and erlncing.
"Then, perhaps, you will dare deny the
thing to another witness."
Dr. Colton turned iwiftly and flung wide
the door. Two men orossed the threshold.
Captain Slurbrlght glared wildly Into the
face of the foremost man, then be uttered
great cry of avonv and terror. Tbe dead
had indeed come bat t to earth to stand as a
witn -ss airainit him.
"Karl Vundlble alive!"
Then the hattcred opirit sank weakly,
snd Cuptain Slarbnght fell heavily into hi
chair, covering hi face to shut out the view.
Before them stood the men we have
known ae Don Beuito, the maniac. No
there was the light of reason glowing In bis
eyes, yet be was tb o snd pale, and lesned
on the arm of bis companion, an officer, for
"I am not dead, Lawrence Brandon,"
said tlie wronged Californian, in a solemn
voice. "A blow from your baud clouded
my brain and tent me forth a demented
wanderer upon the earth. A weight of
yean ha w helmed me, yet I did not forget
nor forgive the man who struck that blow,
tbe man I trusted and conllded In only to be
murdered, almost, by his treachery.
"Your lost attempt upon my life proved
a futile as the first, thanks to this brave
doctor and his equally brave helper, Lura
Joyce. Ilotli were on hand to rescue me
from the watery grove into which your
minion hud cant me. Tbe ttona broke
loose at the outset 1 was unconscious for
tome time, and these friends conveyed me
to Stoncttold in a light vehicle. The shock
lo my system was terrible, but it served the
good turn to restore my reason.
''From the hour of my regaining conscious
ness I knew every thing. My head it yet
tore, and I sin very weak, yet I managed
last night to astound you on the brink of
the forest pool, where you bod gone to con
template your latest villainy. 1 bad been to
tlie cave after something left there by me,
and spying you moving toward the pool I
dogged jntir teK and executed a little
tableau that frightened you so that you
swooned. From your pocket I abstracted
UiU," holding up a delicate vial, "which tbe
good doctor informs me it a tubtle tnd
deadly iioison. You have used It My
brother Morgan died from itt effect before
ho signed the will, to which you afterward
urnxed Ins name. Your race is run, Law
rence Brandon. You have many murders
to answer for, all toguin a million tuat wat
not for you."
As the man paused Lura held aloft a fold
"Tlie lust will and testament of Morgan
Vandihie, which leave all hi property to
Karl, his beloved brother. Thit will has
been concealed, and ia tho only ecnuiue
document in existence from the hand ot
Morgan Vaudlblo. Icouitratuluteyou, Mr.
Starbright dropped h t bunds aud glared
at the piixT In a hopeless, despairing way,
ins ruco was like ileum Itncir.
"And now," taid Kurl Vuudible, "1 hav
the satisfaction of turning you over to the
custody of un officer, Lawrence llrandon."
"ttuit," cried tho culprit, huskily, as
Vandible' companion advanced, displaying
a pair of handcuffs. . Then he came to his
feet ami shrunk bock across tho floor
toward the window.
Seize him!" cried Lurs. "There's
tudili-r ut tho window. He will escape."
"Halt sir I"
"1 will not be tuken alive!" hoarsolv
uttered tlie haggard villain. On the Instant
ho presented a revolver, which be alwav
carriru iu caneoi emergency.
1 his movement deterred hi seizure, and
then, crouching quickly, he glided through
uie open window. Hoth tho officer ar.d Dr.
Colton dashed forward and peered out The
escaping villain made a misstep, slipped
and, with a wild cry, plunged headlong to
me ground ooiow.
"1-1 fvl that I am not loni for this
The voice wa fullering and low. and the
lip thai uttered tho words bluo and
shrunken. Beside the couch sat two men.
Dr. lolton and Kurl Vundlble. Outside the
first snow of tho season wa lifting softly
aowu upon mo gray root at Lone Hollow.
Ono would scarcely rewgniie iu theemacl-
atcd man en the bed our old acquaintance,
inpiuni Mururigni. ,
Bodily and mental suffering had done Its
work. The plunge from the upper story of
the great house on that night just a fort
night berore had given the man a shock
from which he could not recover, and he
was slowly and surely dying.
"There is no help fur you, Captain"
"Hush I Do not utter that title. It was
at false a my life has been. Where
where is Austin Wentwordl He ought to
"He is still behind prison bars," answered
"And for my crime. Yea, It iroi mine. I
meant to get rid of them both when I fired
that hot. My aim was not good. I wa
nervous, I suppose. Dropping the pistol I
tied, snd milking a swift detour, came upon
Austin and Grace from the direction of the
Imu.-e. I hope he may bo act free. And
"She is improving"
'i-I am Bled."
And now." said Karl Vendible, "tell ut
about the others, the wit), and"
"Kvery thing said scainst me la true,
sven to forging the name of your brother
to that will. He never would have changed
the flint one had he not supposed you dead
The dyiug niau was breathing huskily.
Soon he opened his lips and told the storv
of his villainy, confessing every thing.
"Now - now, can you ever forgive me for
the wrongs I did, Karl - Karl, you whe
were once my friend f loitered the dying'
man at the last.
Karl thought of his own sufferings, ot tht
dead brother hastened to his grave by
poison administered by the band of the man
before him, and remained silent
"You can uot V grouued the dying man.
"A higher power may-lock trr, not to
me," answen-d Vsndible, In tone of (ol
Then tho sinking man gapcd, attempted
tc speak, but fui.cd. A convulsive shudder
passed throuirh his f-unie, a gp and then
silence-the nun of evil was dead.
With his death comet the ending of out
lory. We have no desire to prolong lot
narrative. Threuch the effort of Lura
Joyce, assisted at the last by Dr. Colton,
rmnoiKion uaa overtaken the man who had
stake.! I s ,u.l in the struggle for fortune.
Ue had meditated the deslruct:on of tht
last lVnmv iu h t eager desire to gaiu tin
wealth cf XI ijor Vsndible. Caught, be bad
falW'a a-.id d:-.d a KiKsralile death.
Austin Wcnlword waa at onea m'hukH
The forged wdl wa cast aside and the gen
uine probated, which waa aaufaclory k
ell, Mrv IVnroy having the promise oi
ample pm money a well aa a home whtfc
b lived, and Grace the snug sum of twenty
tbsuMtid dollar a tey. This wa enough
w marry on, n en I word and Grai-e believed
ana tney coequ,ty acted upon It aad 1 Thirtieth infantry, in garrison at Dom
ware united eariy the foiloenag spring . runL Urn. France, .
Lawver Oripe. fearing peoeritln for
hi port In Ibe transaction wilb Lawrencs
Brasdon, k rl Btoneneia ana wa k
"hmUct Cabereaiid her ami were arreU
oa their reappearance at Lone Hollov auc
were sent to prison for a term oi years.
I .npa Jnvrtftl
Ye, whet of ber who had proved th
guardian augel of the Fenroysl She won
Dr. Arthur Colton, cerUiuly, aud becamt
hi happy wife a yesr af ur tbe death of thi
wicked Brandon, alia niarorifuu
On the wedding morn Karl Vandihie as
tonished the bride with a ocrtiilcato of de
posit In the Stoneflcld Bank, In ber name,
for the snug um oi twenty inousauu uvua
"I owe every thing to you, brave littli
woman," be aid, gravely, "aud you mu
accept thi in slight recompense."
It proved the nest-egu for a future rortun
A CAPITAL ANECDOTE.
aw Dr. Dwlght MM the Aequainlaiws
of Osmil". the Aiueilruu Addlsou.
A Dr. Dwight, the celebrated presulont
of Y'ale College, seventy odd years ago.
was travoing through New Jersey, hi
chanced to stop ut a stnge hotel. In ouo o:
Its pipulous towns, for tho niwlil, says Uu
Jlow York Lodger. At lute hour of tin
same, Mr. lvunie (a once noted writer;
urrived also at the int.. and bad tho mis
fortune to learn from the landlord that bit
beds were sll paired with loogers, rxcepi
one, occupied by the celebrated Dr. Dwight
"Sliov.-me to his uirtment,'' cxciuimec
Denuie; "although 1 um a stranger to tlx
Kev. Doctor, -rliup I can bargain witl
him for in y lodgings."
Tho lumiiurd accordingly waited on Mr
Denuio to tho doctor's room, mid there left
bim to introduce himself. The doctor, al
though in his night gown, cap and slippers
and just realy to resign himself to tho ru
fresliin;arinsof Somnu, poliU? request
td the strungc intruder to bo scaled Tin
doctor, struck with the intellectual physi
ognomy of hit companion, unbent bit
austere brow, and commenced a liururj
conversation. The name of Washington
Frankiiu, llilU'iihousc, aud a host of liter
ary and disliiiKUisbed chuiocters, for souu
timo gave a zest uud Intercut to their con
versuuon, vMil Dr. Dwight chanced to nieu
tiou Ihanumonf .';uiiie.
"Denuie, tho editor of tho Fort Folio,'
suid the doctor, in a rhapsody, "is tho Ad
disou of the United Stales the father Oi
Auierii-.in bjiles leltres. But sir," con
turned he, "is it not astounding that o man
of such a geuius, fancy uud fct-ling, shoulc
ubirudou Iniiiseif to tho Inebriating bowl
and to bacchanalian revels!" "Sir," saiu
Dcnnie, "you ore mistukeu. I h.r.e beeu
intimately acquainted with Denuie foi
several j ear, aud I never knew or saw
him intoxicated." "Sir," rejoined lh
doctor, "you err; I have my iiiformutiot
from a particular friend; I aiu coulldout
thut I um right, and thut you arc wrong.'
Deiiuiu now ingeniously cliuuged the con
vorsuiiou lo the ciergy, ruuiurkiug thai
Drs. Auvrcromhieuud Mason were amongst
our most distinguished divines; nevcrihe
less, ho considered Dr. Dwight, Fresiden'
of Yalo College, the most teamed thro
logian tlio flrst logician and the greaieti
poet that America had ever produced
"But, sir," continued Dnunic, "there art
truila iu his character, undeserving so grea
und who a man, of the most detestable du
scrip' ion- he is tho greatest bigot and dog
matist of tho ugel" "Sir," said tho doctor
"vou uro grosxly mistaken; I am intimntclx
aciiuuiutcd with Dr. Dwight, and I know K
tin) contrary." "Sir," replied Deuuic.
"you u ro mistaken ; 1 have It from an ui
iluiulo acquaintance of hia, who I am con
iidciit wmiid not t.-ll un untruth." "No
more slander," suy the doc-tor, "I am Doc
tor D'.v:ght of whom you spoakl" "And I,"
exclaimed tho other, "am Mr. Denuie, ol
whom j, u spuko!"
Tho uitoiimliment of Dr. Dwight may be
better conceived than told. Suffice it It
suy, ihcy inuluiilly biio.ik hands, and were
extremely happy In each other's ocquuint
Home Advertising. Models.
The following geuuino "ads." are extract
ed from un uiuusing Utile volume entitled
hngli.,h us S.io is Wrote," forming Ko. Sol
Appluiun'a "Furchuiciit Fupcr Scries:"
'JMVO YOUNG WOME.'J want waiaing.
V lit UK.NTLKMAN Who loft hit
in jih lor aua.y . a ideas cull and vui
ii, tog tii r tn the ickuli?
ANTED. young man to take charge ol
In. , hl's ol a reiiKious tu- n et ui nil.
I Hllt KK.Vl', a line, a,r, ul -luini.ued bed
roc m lor agenuvmuu iwelvj feel square.
ANTEU, a woman lo wash, Iron and m II
M ens or two rows.
I'll'KKTS, :& o nt-: rhlliiren, halt-price, to N
hud ut the i a Hun's i,tHie.
To ih.wo native specimens we add an ex
ampin , ,ipHHl for us from an English pro-
vine. .1 iiewsiiuixir:
JUST KKlKlVUD, a fl lot of hvo Ostenc
I nitidis. ler.ous pureuamng the same wll
In skuino.l and cleaned while th-y wait
SoMKiionv says that drinking beer wiT
quench t ho thirst. Toi-hups it may, butnot
quickly n water. Some men' thirst i c
hard to quench with b,-r that they swallow
ten glasses inside of an hour, whereas onf
pintef water will atify a plain, ordinary,
every -day thirst for eight or ten hours at
An I'nwnrthy Rusplrlnn.
Mr. McSwat picked up a doughnut
that lay tin his plate, examined it crit
Icully, made a mental estimate ot ltf
weight, mid laid It down.
'Lobelia," he suid, "did you make
"I did. miHger," replied Mrs. McSwat.
proudly. "11! have a whole plateful ol
thcin on tho table in a moment."
Mr. McSwat made no rcnlv. He was
th.aklng of the J10.000 for which he had
nstircd his life tho day be fore, and as
ho looked at that doughnut and then at
hi unsuspecting and Innocent young
wife a look of cold, hard supicion settled
ou his face Chicago Tribune.
Point from potatoes Is a new wrin
kle in tho arts and sciences. Kuhlow's
Trade Kcvtew gives tho manner of prep
aration. 1U.11 a kilo of peeled potatoes
in water; after msshing, dlluto with
water and pass through a One sieve.
Add two kilos of Spanish white diluted
with four kilos of water, and the result
will be a color of beautiful milk whit.
OihVrent colors can be effected hv the
addition of different ocWs or minerals.
Apply with a brush; It adheres to plas
ter and wood very well, will not peel.
and best of all la cheap.
A cn-at many people aeem to be
laboring under the impression that a
trip In tho electric cars during a storut
accompanied by lightning is excepting
dangerous. Such, however. Is not the
case, for so excellent are the precau-
lkns taken to Insure that the discharge
is conducted to the ground that no harm
can result. Each car is provided with
ightninif arresters, which protect the
apparatus from all damage, and abso
lutely insure the safety of the passe n
evr Electrical Review
There are now aurh a large number
foreign oillceri studying at Berlin
isi the tterman Government has est h-
llihed an International military academy
r their accommodation. There are a
freat many Turks and also several Chi
A nuuipi-t prt-ducing its musical
note by t! vibration of a circular steel
membrane by mean of elw'rlelty bat
been inventel by Captair. Zluang. of the
an. r.moiu "Old Zaeh" One
Out of Ohio.
It was In tbe smoking-room of one of
tbe comfortable parlor cart on the Do
troit, Lansing dt Northern road; the
timo was lost Sunday evening, and the
tpeaker a prominent Michigan Repub
lican end a man who was a close per
sonal friend of Michigan's great Sena-
t0'The Inst time I taw Senator Chand
ler," said the gentleman, who is one of
tho best reconteurs in tho State, "wat
during" the Garfield campaign, when be
bad concluded his labors in Ohio, and
wat on bl way to Wisconsin. But I
am going to give you the etory, as near
as I can remember, in hit own lan
guage, and only regret that I can not re
produce his Inimltolilo tone and gest
ure. I asked if bo had seen Garflold
"'Yes,' be ssld, with that inimitable
drawl of hi, 'I saw Garfield the other
day, and he did not want me to leave
Ohio, but I told bim I bad to. I was
afraid to stay in the confounded State
"He asked me how that was, ana 1
told him that when I loft home t bought
of my friend Ilohl a now bat.
"Tben.I made a speech at Akron, and
when I got through with my talk my
good Detroit hat was gone, and in its
place was left this Infernal old Ohio hat
(showing, with an Inimitable gTlmaco,
a bat that had seen better days).
"Then 1 went to a place they call
Tiffin to mako a talk. I bod a gold
headed cone that had bocn presented to
me in 1857, and of which I thought a
great deal. I laid it down when I began
to speak, and when I got through the
cane was gone.
"Then I went to Cleveland to maVe a
talk. Now Red Ribbon Roynolds had
been there some time before, and had
met with great success, and when I
looked down on my audience it seemed
as though uln:ost every man bad a bit
of red ribbon in bis buttonhole.
"I thought it would be a good idea to
kind o' touch upon it in my speech, and
was figuring the thing over in my mind
when it came time for me to begin.
"Just as I got on my foot and put my
notes on the tablo by my side some fool
opened the window at the back of the
stage, and some of my notes fluttered
down among the audience.
"I was annoyed at this, and took
something from my pocket to weigh
down the pages of notes which were left
when I was aware that something had
created a sensation among tho audi
ence. There was a shifting around,
a good deal of smiling, and some sub
dued snickering. For a moment I
thought something was wrong with my
clothes, but I soon ascertained that
every thing was as right as usual, but
the sensation seemed to Increase, and it
"At last I glanced down at my notes,
and to my horror discovered that when I
supposed I had used my jack-knife for a
paper-weight I had really takon my
corkscrew for that purpose, and there it
kiy in full view of that audience of red
r b"boned men.
"And so I told Garfield I was afraid to
stay longer In Ohio.
"At Akron I had lost my hat, at
Tlflln my cane, and at Cleveland I had
come blamed near losing my reputation.
No, no more Ohio for me." Adrian
DUEL BETWEEN COWS.
A Series of Unities Which Knded In the
Death of One of the llovlnes.
Two families living side by side in a
country villain hnd each a cow. The
cows grazed in different pastures, but
often came together in the highway
when going to and from pasture. They
were on good terms, for they had been
acquainted several years.
Ono of the cows was sold, and a new
one, a younger cow, camo to take her
place. When the young cow and the
old cow of tho other family met for the
first time, the ysunger attacked the
older. They locked horns several times,
each trying to drive the other, but they
wcro so evenly matched that no advance
was made by either.
As the fighters became more enraged,
and as the younger cow had no buttons
on her horns, they were driven apart,
fearing that injury to ono or both might
result The owners of the cows re
gretted that the cows could not "fight
it out," for until one did conquor, the
battle would be resumed at every op
portunity. Several battles followed, always with
the samo result they must be separat
ed, for they became more furious at
every onslaught. This state of things
was inconvenient The owners were
not farmers, wore away during the day,
and must depend on the children
to drive to pasture and drive home,
and there was no way to either
pasture except thcough the highway.
The cows were driven in and out at dif
ferent times, but when they came to the
placo of battlo, they lingered, threw up
the earth, and the children had difficulty
in driving them farther.
Tbe owners bad nearly reached the
conclusion that there must be a change
of cows before peace was restored, when
"the duel" occurred and settled the
matter. Ity a misunderstanding on the
part of tbe drivers one day, the cows
came together at the usual place.
As they had not seen each other for
several weeks, and lingored less at the
former place of meeting, their enmity
might have diminished. At all events
tbey were not "on guard" so much as
they had been, and owing to this fact
and to intervening roadside trees and
bushes, they did not see each other till
they were less than fifty yards apart
Evidently they saw esch other at
nearly the same moment for both start
ed Into a run, which increased as they
went on, and, heads down, they came to
gether, head to head with a crash, a re
port that was heard in both houses. The
older cow fell, and did not move again.
She was dead knocked in the head as
with a butcher's axe. The other was
uninjured. Geo. A. SlockwelL in Coun
try Gentleman. .
A French Inventor by a chemical
process prepares a silk-like fabric from
cellulose, out of which fabrics are woven
that closely reseniWy Bilk. Specimens
of the new fabrio were recently ex
hibited to the members ot the Silk As
sociation of America. They found that
it would take twice the quantity ot the
artificial fabric by weight to produce a
given quantity of cloth that it would of
pure silk, that it would not be aa strong '
as silk by about one-third, and that it
almost entirely lacked the elasticity of
ilk. It resembled ailk ia appearance, 1
but that wa all. Iu relative cost or
cheapness as compared with ailk has not
yet been demonstrated. It Is hardly
probable that anything will be found to
take the place of the silk-worm's thread.
A DRESS SUIT'S TALE.
DIIBenlties Which Attended a Young 1.
yor't K.nlres to Hoelelj.
A case recently decided before Judjf,
Fallon, of tho Nluth District Conrt, da
velopcd somo unusually picture,
feature. Daniel Bradley, a tailor at
No. 5 West Twenty-sixth street op.
poslte Dclinonico's, was the plaintiff
and John T. O'Connor, a' lawyer at ioj
Broadway, was the defendant
Philip Carpenter, of the I'otter Ituiij.
ing. brought the suit for Bradley 4mj
carried it (tho lawsuit not the dress
suit) to successful issue.
Attorney Klllsheiiner, of No. 107
Broadway, represented the somewhat
rocky case of Mr. O'Connor. Tho evl
dence brought out these peculiar points:
Lawyer O'Connor ono day found him
self tho recipient of an invitation to
swell social alTair uptown. This seemed
to bo a somewhat unusual event in his
career, as it found him without a drost
lult lie hurried off to Mr. Bradley, the
tailor, where he sought to negotiate the
loan of a splko-tail coat and the other
personal adornments necessary to a suc
cessful entree to the social swim.
Bradley didn't keep dress suits to hire,
but having a desire to help a 'truggling
man along in the world he introduced
Lawyer O'Connor to Dennis Shea, a
dealer whose specialty is dress suits to
loan for a fair consideration. In thit
case the consideration wa3 fixed at S4.:,Q
for the evening. O'Connor didn't have
the "four-fifty," and Mr. Shea did acah
business, and hence the negotiations
Bradley's kindness of heart again
came to tho rescue, aud he consented to
go O'Connor's security for the dress suit
for the evening. Thus it was that soci
ety was not deprived of Mr. O'Connor't
presence, as he blossomed out In much
radiance in the hired suit and for that
occasion, at least as Wordsworth puts
It, "society became his glittering bride."
Tho dress suit seems to have been a
good fit and otlvnwise satisfactory to
Lawyer O'C'ounor, for he did not return
it next 'lay. according to tlio stipulations
In the leasn. Neither did ho return it
tbe next day, nor tho next week, nnd ha
has not returned it yet That Is the
reason tho red-eyed law was invoked.
Shea wanted his money, and had re
course on Bradley as surety. Mr. Brad
loy paid, and then began to look around
Investigation showed that Mr. O'Con
nor had "hocked" his business suit nnd
was disporting himself by night and Ijw
day in the hired suit, the rent of which
was all the time piling up.
While Jay Gould might have been
appalled by such a situation, Mr.
O'Connor was serene.
He was treading tbe flowery paths of
Bacchus and didn't care a rap' for ex
penses. The matter went on until
Lawyer Carppnter was forced to bring
suit, which was done before Judsje
Fallon. When the case came to trial .Mr.
O'Connor was lawyer enough to know
It would be a point against him if he
appeared in court wearing the suit at
issue, and by some heroic, elfort ha
managed to appear in a regulation suit
He and his lawyer made a hard fight
but a judgment for the vuluo of tho
hired suit was recorded against him.
The whole tendency of tho case went to
show that getting intosocioty in a hired
dress suit is attended with dangers and
drawbacks. X. Y. World.
Her Opinion of liustav Freytag'a Mills
Work on Her Late Husband.
The Empress Frederick has. according
to tho llcrlln papers, delivered her
oplni n on Gustav Freytug's new little
work on her lato husband. Her
Majesty has, in tho first place, pointed
out certain errors, especially In relation
to herself. She said, among other
things: "1 was proud to bo nblo to fol
low tho high flight of his spirit, to un
derstand his plans, and to shorn in his
wishes. We were one in thinking and
feeling. Tho words, 'He ordered overy
thing according to her thoughts and
wishes, are decidedly incorrect In im
portant questions the Emperor used to
ask my opinion. Wo exchanged views,
and he was glad to call me his
"Golieimruthin' (privy counciloress),
who was versed in every thlnjf. but be
never was unhappy or dissatisfied be
cause I was of another opinion than
The Empress also objected with some
indignation to the passage which says
that "She had come to her husband
from greater circumstances, richly
gifted, and that be had inspired his
pure and simplo soul with the fooling
that what had taken visual shape with
in him was her work." Her Majesty
said: "It was he whose high-soaring
mind warmed me for all the ideals that
filled his heart. It was he who worked,
practically sowing In my heart those
seeds which had already grown in his to
the most glorious development All
that has grown out of the harmless child
that he then took into his palaco is his
work." On Freytag's certainly rather
curious remark that such domination
threatened to bring difficulties and con
flict to the husband, the future ruler
of Prussia, Her Majesty sank into
deep reflection, and exclaimed:
"Such domination! I brought him
difficulties and conflicts? When
and w here? Did I ever try to sub
ordinate his will to mine? Tho Em
peror was not a man to yield to the do
minion of his wife, even if but must I
read all that Is written?" She pushed
the book aside and, stepping into a win
dow recess, gazed long and mournfully
at Emperor Frederick's portrait hanging
there, and then left tbe room, unable to
It is said that the Empress has pro
fixed the following motto from Schiller's
"Maid of Orleans" to her copy of Frey
tag's "Reminiscences:" "The world loves
to blacken what is radiant nd to drag
the eminent down into tho dust I do
not mourn. There are still noble hearts
that glow for tbe man that is high and
-OnfCSn but succeed ays. TTleTe
must be reverses and disappointments,
and the funerals and burials of dead
hopes. Hut the man who looks at the
bright side of things is the man who
sees many of these dead hopes having
their resurrections, and lominjrout of
their graves, to live larger and better
lives; and if not this, who see new hopes
being born to take their places and do
their works, and perhaps fill bettor
place and do better works. Illustrated
The power of one ot tne greatest
political figures of the day, perhaps of
til time, is said to be on the wane.- Tbe
Empress Dowager ot China has been
thorn of her prestige by the reU-lious
Independence of the. young Emperor.
He refused to see the bride which she
forced upon him, and has been Issuing
rigorous decree on his own account
He has be-en censuring the old Minister!
right and left particularly Chang Chi