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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
U UCAnrBKLL, ITaprleter.
EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
OF GENERAL INTEREST.
Tb re It Ice In the Btevon'i mine 01
Mount McClollan, CaL, computed to U
eighty thousand years old.
A mathematician hat calculated
tli at the dead are In the minority, aftoi
all, such It the rapid growth of buniai
The Quakers, who are bellofed tt
nave numbered 100,000 about two con
turles ego, now have scarcoly 15,00
mombor in th e country.
A company of gontlemon In New
York the otbor day had tho pleasure ol
listening to a speech, through a phono
graph, from Air. Gladstone hlmtoir.
A law hat been passed by the Ohlc
Legislature authorizing township trus
tee! to deduct 13 from the road tax ol
any property owner who erection hit
own land and tupplles proporly a public
In 1840 a master mason of Provi
dence, 11 I., tamped bit initiate on
copper cent and put It In circulation. In
taking somo change tho other day be
found hit coin. After fifty yoars ol
wandering It had returned, and be would
not take hundreds of dollars for It.
"One of the pcrlodlo dirges of ths
denudlao" It the expressive phraso which
the Mississippi Val.ey Lumberman ap
plies to a pred ctlon made by somebody,
for the hundredth time, that In twonly
fire years the wholo country will hare
been denuded of Its forests, and Umbel
will be a thing of the past
The nstlvet of Ilaytl, according to
Dr. It V. Crandall, fear pulmonary con
sumption more than yellow fever oi
stnsll-pox, and bollovo it to bo botn con
tsgtuus and infectious. All proporty
from a consumptive's death-cbainbor
even Jewels and money la destroyed oi
removed to a place of doposlt, and small
bouses are burned.
Recent investigation hat shown that
the people of Oreat llritaln swallow
over 5,500,000 pills dully, or one pill a
week for every person in the popula
tion. The pill consumption for one
year would weigh 170 tons, and would
fill 80 freight ears, which it would take
two powerful locomotives to pull.
Placed In a row the p lis would reach
nearly 8,600 miles, or from Liver, ool to
New York and back again.
A lingular case of "mind blindness''
recently occurred, tb subject being a
tnsn of eighty who had complained for
a month of inability to find his way
about, to tell his own position In a room,
and to recognise objects, although bis
perception of light wui scarcely im
paired. Although he uu!d not rocog
nlie objects by looking at them, bo al
once perceived and named them by
means of tactile or auditory Impressions
A Huston man bas a friend who
wrote him that he bad forwarded a bar
rel of spruce gum to bis address at a
gift This generosity completely over
powered the lloston man. Ho knew be
could never dispose of a barrel of spruoo
gum unaided In bis wholo lifetime; so
be bsstencd to search out some dealer
o whom, after a hard day's work, be
eold a quarter of tho gift. The neit
morning the postmnn brought the bar
rel of ipruce gum, and it woe about two
Kellar, the magician, saw a trick at
Calcutta which, he confesses, baffled
blm. lie was In a long, vacant room
with four friends, and they were allowed
to examine It thoroughly. There were
four fakirs present The party took
seats on a bench midway of the room.
The fakirs lighted a censor, from which
exuded a sickly, sweetish smoke, filling
the entire room. Tho fakirs then bo
gsn a wild, whirling dance, all the
while chanting and bcutllig tom-toms,
when suddenly tho dancers appeared to
Increase In number until a full doton
were dancing and whirling about
These then decreased until but one
dancer remained, an old man with flow,
lng board. What became of the other
dancers Kellar could not toll, though
be tried by another aearvih of the room
to discover the secret
SPAIN'S" PASSION PLAY.
4 Spectacle That Mined It. Itehobler te
Tsars sad lamentations.
The Passion play lu which Sara
Bernhardt wlshos to appear oontluuca
to bo the subject of an interesting d In
tuition in some of the French patters.
Bare In the role of the Virgin Mary
teems to be too much, even foi Paris
ians. Hut In Hpatn they take quite a
liferent view of it In bla interesting
book upon the Hpanlsh Theater M.
Charles llulieucck says:
"In 1S.1T I saw at Madrid, during Holy
Week, 'The Pastlou of Our Lord,' a
liama in five acts, and I know not how
aiany tableaux. The piece was by no
means bad far from it; and I remarked
sum beautiful lines and splendid
iceuea. Among the latter was one in
which Jotus, before his entry Into Je
rusalem, where he knew that they would
put him to death, asked the permission
f bis mother to sacrifice himself for
huuiaulty. The mother refused, and
Mary Magdalen joined her in en
treating him to remain. In tear be
disobeyed. Then tho scene changed,
and we saw Christ surrounded by bis
apostles, coming into Jerusalem, seated
upon a white ass, followed by her little
ooe. The actor who played the part of
Christ did it with profound faith. lie
seemed to be reciting a prayer. As for
Judas, be wore an immense blonde wig,
which made hiui look like Louis XIV.
When he appeared upon tho scene, the
audience murmured, and, if he had not
Committed suicide, I believe they would
bave killed him. The several scenes of
the prctorium were represented, Includ
ing the flagellation sud tho crowning
with thorn, which were rendered with
tearful realism. Then ooinmineed the
ascent to Calvary. I never witnessed a
ipeclale more moving, more heartrend
ing. The actor never spared us a sigh,
a tear or a cry. Jesus was slowly nailed
to the cross, and esch stroke of the ham
mor echoed ,'palnfully in the hearu of
the spectators, who teemed terror
stricken. Finally the rrvst was raised.
Jesut tasted the sponge tusked In villi
gar, and spoke to the ililoves. The sol
diers threw dico for bis cloak, while the
boly women wept Then, when Christ
cried out, '.' KU! i.i .itarM.int.'
and let his bead drop, all the light
were almost completely extinguished; a
strange Ticker illuminated the scene;
the dull rumbling of ba-.s drums sound
d like thunder; the tombs opened, n
all the spectators fell upon their knees,
striking their lrrat and murmuring
Vua! Joua!",-Ni Y. bun.
Am IsdrflusM Something That II b
Hard la Anals.
Beyond beauty, oleverneas, wit, at
talnments, beyond any endowuieni
which can be given to a woman, U tho
itmnle and Indefinable attribute which
we cull charm. It Is Impossible to an
lyxo Its component parte, and equally sc
to wrlto a prescription In avoirdupois oi
apothecary's weight the resultant pre
cipitate of which shallcomposo this best
of tho Creator s guts to woman.
Evo bad it, wo fancy, and Miriam,
Ruth and tho Queen of Hbebe; ana it
belonged, loo, no doubt, to Jezebel, the
infamous but splendid and surpassingly
bravo Princess, before whom even
Elijah'! courage quailed. Sappho bad
charm; so had Cleopatra and Beatrice
and Kosallnd. Mary of Bootland be
witched men's hearu not less by hei
conauerlng charm than by her wonder
ful loveliness and dauntless daring.
whilo Elizabeth of England many'
sided, strong and resolute, with a man 't
heart under hor woman'! corsage-bad
the fatal defect of lacking charm.
Thorn are women In everycommunlty,
in every church, who, with no apparent
effort, captivate all heart and enjoy a
popularity which other! vainly envy,
continuing to please till their lates!
day, for age can not wither nor cuxtoic
atalo the infinite variety of a really
charming woman. A rose is a rose, and
a cabbage Is a cabbage, and each has it
place; but nobody claims charm for a
cabbage, though it take the prize at a
country fair; while the simplest rosebud
on the bush by the wayside oballongor
the world of flowers with this royal
What Is It? A trick of manner, ol
speech, a lifting of the eyebrow, a
drooping of the Up, an air of gentls
breeding, a fine-grained courtesy 7 I bote
may be part of It, but charm is some
thing deeper. The pretty waitress al
your elbow may possess it, while it 1
denied to her mistress, the daughter,
perhaps, of a hundred earls. Wbatevei
else It Is, bo assured it Is pure woman
liness, and has belongod to tho fair sex
since that far-oil day when the sons o'
Uod beheld tho daughter of men, an
beholding, loved thein. Harper's llazui
SHEDDING HIS ANTLERS.
Uuw Ihs (treat Klk Mag Lums lilt Una
IT la tin Spi-lnf.
"Come with me and I will show yoo
something curious," said Pan Neeson,
tho keeper of the deer park at Uoldei
liato Park, to a reporter. "Our great
elk etitg, the one we got few montht
ago from Menlo Purk, has shed bit
horns and you would not recognize blm.'
On reaching the fence that surrounded
the pen, the elk wai found at the foddol
trough calmly eating hi dinner ol
cracked barley, and apparently obllvl
out to the curious crowd that surround
ed him. lie was hardly recognizable.
The magnificent antler that had ren
dered him tho admiration of the visit
ors wero missing, and nothing remained
but raw, blood-marked bub The elk
was an docile as a cow, and submitted
without opposition to tbocarosses of the
crowd, uiul apeared to thoroughly enjo;
"Ho shed his horns on Saturday morn
ing," continued the kooper. "Of late
ho has been moro than usually fero
cious, In fact so muoh so that It was dsn
genius to my life to enter the pen tc
feed the doer. On Friday be would not
allow me to enter the Inulosuro at all.
On Saturday morning I failed to flud
him In bis usual place, and on my way
to tho deor-houto to hunt blm up I cams
across one of his antler in tho gulley,
and within a short distance I found the
other. I then knew what was the mat
tor, and entering boldly Into the bouse
I found blm standing with the deoi
cow, as quiet and doolie as a child.
Why, he then ate some food out of my
band. I took the antlers to tho supnr
lntendent's ollloo, where they now ant.'
At the otllco th antlers were soon,
and a magnificent set they are, having
on the beam born six prot utterances,
one for each year of the stag's ago.
They weighed seventy pounds, and
when set In position measured seven
feet from tip to tip on tho spread.
New antlers will begin to grow on the
stag by the middle of March, and will
Increase rapidly in length until toey at
tain full slxo. San Frunolsco Examluor.
A Mnnstsr Tnnihttnna.
The largest tombstono In the world
(monuments erected to distinguished
persons excepted) is, probably, that of
tho late Henry Scarlett, of 1'pson Coun
ty, (In. Scarlett was very wealthy and
ncted for bis mlsanthroplo tendencies.
Hit led the life of a hermit Why.no
one knew, but it was hinted that be
was a victim of disappointed love,
Several years beforo bis death, which
occurred In the spring of 18tm, he select
ed a mounter bowlder, a miniature
mountain of granite, 100x250 feet In
dimensions, for a tombstone, and had It
appropriately lettered by marble cut
ter. A cave fitted up as a roomy tomb
was excavated under the huge bowlder,
Scarlett himself superintending tho
work. After his death, neighbors, rela
tives and friends carried the remain!
and deposited them under the rock to
cording to ante-mortum directions, and
to-day tho mortal parts of Uenry Scar
lett repose under the most gigantic
tombstono In th world. St Louis Ite
publlo. As AntHiailar's Happy Tkonfht.
Count Otto Wllhelm von -Konlgsmark
was sent to France in the year ttW: a
Swedi.h Ambassador of King Louis
XIV. Through the pomp of the cere
monial reception and the presence of tb
King' cavalier he became confused.
Suddenly he lost the thread of bis well
studied address and was at a loss how to
continue. Hut he quickly recovered
himself and with the most dignified
tone he recited the Lord's prayer in
Fwedlsh. I.uoklly for him none ot
Louts' attendants understood the Swet.
lsh lunguago. So he was saved by hit
Dresence of mind. Onl M SnuiUih .t.
tondantt had troubleduring the strange
Mi.ueai greeting or their chief to sup
press laughter. Illuslrlrte Welt
A tlla from Rswlw.
One would hardly look to Russia for
lew Ideas In domestic or social prudence,
but an organization reported in one of
the cities hat suggestion In it A club
jotnposed ot 1JJ families hat employed
t capable physician by the year, each
btmily paying fifty cent month. Tb
l.x-tor visits each family regularly, at
tends all their sick member, and glvea
lb em advice a to health and occasional
lectures on byglen and physiology.
The doctor wouldn't have much show to
I -t rich out of it The notable point 1
that It it for the Interest of th doctor
tot to bavs iicknet la hi Utt !! 1
t constant sanitary las pec lor for at
Satxoii. 6W Paul Glob.
INCREASE OF WEALTH.
Tb Fortu of Ilia Country's Ann sal As
At the end of every year ther com
the ('n"tlou, "What bas become of tbi
results of the year'l production?" It il
said that the Nation il adding to 1U
wealth a thousand million yearly. Il
what form? It is not in monetary cir
culation. It ii not In claims trains
other countries or ownership 6f proport)
there. The crops of the year we eh.il'
presently consume, or if part Is to bt
old abroad, the good received In ex
change will presently be consumed.
Wburo ia the additional woulth of whiot
we boast? Ii it only In higher valu
atlont of binds and buildings and othel
fixed property, a valuation which maj
be lost with th noxt turn of the w heel!
Those quostlon are not as childish ai
to many they may seem. It li of n
small importance to discover what torn
the added wealth of the Nation takes,
so that we may Judge how far It is solid
and lasting and capable of reproduction
For if all tne nds of the country war
worth ten billion dollars a year ago and
eleven billion dollar! now, but can pro
duce no more than before, the added
wealth 1 imaginary. Or If thore hai
been added within a few yeart tw
'billion dollar! to the nominal value ol
railroad proporty, without any Increast
In the yoarly earning power, what
actual gain in wealth Is there?
The foundation of prosperity Is th
land, and each year witnesses an aotual
Increase in th number of acres reduced
to cultivation and productiveness. Thai
change means lncroased wealth. From
1870 to IbW there wero added of im
proved land about 90,000,000 acres, ot
more than 60 per cent, and there it
very reason to bollevo that tho prog
rot In that respect has boon even mor
rapid during the last docade. liut tbi
addition of 15,000,000 acres ot Improved
land evorr yiar involve permanent In
vestment of labor in clearing, fencing,
breaking and road-building, in the erec
tion of house and barns, and the pro
curing of stock and Implements and ma
chinery. The now railroad, which may
not pay single dollar to owners as yet,
may do vor thole is bave tnado possible
and profitable this onorraous expendi
ture of labor in the creation of now
farms, and if the 15,000,000 acres yoarly
were worth no more than the average
of laud la 1380, that alone would repre
sent an addition of 1100,003,000 or more
to the Natlonul wealth each year, even
though nothing bad boen added to
the price of land previously cultivated.
Put the completion ot roads and rail
roads, the settlement of other landl
near by and the gradual development
of a community also add largely to the
aotual as well ui tho nominal value ot
all farm property within the olrule ol
So it it with the dwellings and other
structures in cities and towns. Th
country is not worse, but butter sup
plied with all such structures than il
was ton years ago. Put that meais an
Increase more than proportionate to
population, and the yearly addition of
almost 1,750,000 inhabitants, oven it
there wore no improvement In the con
dition and accommodations of the peo
ple, would by Itself require additional
lnvettmont yearly of $.140,000,000 or
more In building. Proporty of tb.li
kind oontrlbutos as truly as any other
to th wealth-producing power ot th
country, dwellings no less than stores,
or warehouses or factories. Put, in
addition, ther has boon each yoar
an enormous addition to the
manufacturing plant apart from
th buildings otherwise estimated;
to the murhlnery In use and 1U produc
tive capacity. It is not to easy to form
von an approximate estimate ot th
value of theso additions, but every one
realizes that they must bo large. More
over, now mines are constantly oponed,
wbloh add millions every yoar to the
production; tho now minus In th Lake
(superior district alone, which btve
been added within the last five years,
bave Increased the production mor
than 4,000,000 tons each year.N
Not least utnong the properties of per
manent value is the fruit of inventive
genius. New Ideas are the Nation's
most valuable capital, and the 35,000
patents which may be used in a year
and may prove ot real value can not be
omitted. A single teluphouo patent Is
supposed to be worth more than S50,
000,000. It not only has slocks soiling
at about that rate, and not ouly earns a
liberal return on such a valuation, but
earns it by rendering the people a sorv
to. N. Y. Uullotln.
THE GRACEFUL MINUET.
Ksrnpeaa Hnrti-tv Rt timing to th Oast
The minuet which Strauss Is about U
Introduce to the partial exclusion of bli
own waits was the first ball danoe whlok
bad a really world-wide popularity. II
Is a slow, dignified dunce, an appro
priate product ot the time and place ol
lu birth. It Is very old. When Don
Juan d'Austrla went Incognito from
Ilrutsols to Paris nothing he saw
during bis famous trip excited his ad
miration bait so much as the grace wltk
which the beautiful Margaret of Uur
gundy danced the mluuet Other bcnui
am! tlil...t iUn.il...
alto put in wrlUrnr fiattcrlnir allusion. !
to the beauties of this dance. Never
thele-sa, it I exceedingly doubtful that
the minuet ot those times was the orig
inal model of the minuet ot to-day.
The minuet which very recently hai
appeared In the Parisian salons, was In
vented by the French ballet i aster,
Oardel, or rather was evolved by BiMl
rrotn a much older uanoe for tho oele-
bratlon of tho marriage ot King Louli
XIV. "Minuet of the Qnoen" la ths
till which th gallant ardel gavt !
to bis new dsuce In honor ell
Marie Antoinette, Tho ri-r.- i
a dance of the time ot Loult XI V. were i
Utilised by liardel as the basis of bll
new minuet ' The old dance, wltk
which every court-ball of IaiuIs XIV.
was opened, consisted mostly therels
that the gentleman and the lady faced
won oiner, moveo. a lew step lorwar .
and backward In Urn with dignified ,
and sonorous musla, bowed deeply, and ,
rviurueu to toeir riaoea. iota asnct
wa called th "Praul." It wa eu
Wed by the gavotte, la which "thi
gentlemen kissed the bouquet of Bow
er, and with a deep bow handed It t
bis partner." From thlt gavotte Uarde)
aerived the minuet Th fsmout dtne-
lng-maser. IVeourt tntrodaeed an Ira-
portant innovation by changing the 3 '
fltfuie Into the Z fiirura. a.-M.-h i. .till
danced. The minuet la th only dance
which preservea the courtly dignity ol
tZZSTL'"? "7 1
oTdan 1 rl I V ! '
, .'""V,.1 ! i? " .V'!
beea damped of lata Vsart.-B.rUj
POISONED PILLS THE WEAPONS.
a BsDurluMs Duel Bctweee Twa rrswsfe.
men V) Urn Wees ItlvaJj la Lav.
A Parisian dud, which occasioned
great seneutiou at the time of its occur
rence, was one between Henri Delflgrnv
and Alpbousu liivlere, th cause belnfc
the success of the former lu wooing
young lady to w hom they were both at
tached. Riviere insulted bis successful
rival by flapping biin on the cheek, and
it was agreed that a duel should Uk
place in which th lifof on should be
The details were left to their seconds
to arrange, and until they faced each
other upon the Held neither of the young
men knew In what form they were to
! brave death. On the following morning
four men met In a quiet wood. They
were Riviere, with Monsieur Savalle, bis
second, D.-Igruve, who waa accoin-
... . . r- .
pann-a ty a doctor namea itorq'ir.
: Tie j,,Uer informed the rlvali that Mou
tieur Savalle and himself hod arrived at
the decision that, in order to secure a
, filtlj rM,uU fo ono of tb prjncinal.. it
would lie liet to leave out of the ques
tion sword ami pistols, and to trust to
the more sure action of m deadly pobxh:
As he spoke he drew from his pocket a
little box, in which lay four black pej
lets, all exactly Identical in shape and
"In one of these," lie said, "I have
placed a liifiiclent quantity of prussic
acid to ennse the almost instantaneous
death of him who swallows It Monsieur
Savullo and I will decide by the toss of a
coin w hich of you Is to hare the first
choice, ami you shall alternately draw
ami stvullow a pill until the poison
slums the effect."
While speaking the last words the doc
tor spun into the air a glittering gold
piece, and as It full Savalle cried "Tail.''
It' fell with the head uppermost, and
"The lirst choice Is yours, Monsieur
The two whose fate was contained in
those Innocent looking block bulls bad
shown uo bi-iis of trepidation, while the
doctor explained the aw ful preparations
that he bad mail for the death of one of
them; and LVlugrave's face was perfect
ly liiiKis.siveas he selected and washed
down w ith a glass of claret one of the
"And now, Monsieur Riviere," said the
Riviere extended his hand and took a
pill, w hich lie swallowed with as little
apN?arance of concern as bit opponent
A minute passed, two, three, aud still
the duelial stood UiotiollletM.
"It is your choice aguln, Monsieur Del
aware," said the doctor, "but this time
you must swallow the pill at tlie same
instant as Monsieur Riviere swallows the
one you leave for hlui."
LVlngruee (mused for a moment, look
ing in silence at the two balls that lay
before him. The closest scrutiny showed
not the slightest difference between
them; one whs harmless, but in the other
rested the pall of eternity the silence
uiul H-nce of that sleep that kuows uo
awuke,iiii in this world.
With a start he drew bis eyes from the
box, and putting bis finger and thumb
into it, drew forth ono of tho remaining
pills. Riviere took the solitary one re
maining, and both men simultaneously
giiljHHl dow n their fate,
A few seconds passed without any per
ceptiblo movement on th part of either
of them, and then Riviere threw up hi
Imlttls, and, without a sound, fell flat
iiiou the grass, lie turnod half round,
gnve one convulaivo shudder, and, as bis
rival bent over him, breathed liis last
The fair causo of this awful tragedy was
so horrified over it that she refused to see
Dclugruve aain, and the memory of
thoxo few minute weighed so heavily
Upon liim that lio followed Riviere . the
grave in a few mouths' time, Glasgow
A N.w Wild Hanw.
The great Russian traveler, Prcxeval
sky, lias discovered a new wild horse,
more ner.rly allied to the domestic horse
tlinn any previously known specie. Pre
sevalsky, on his return from Central
Asia, brought with him on of these new
tiecie, Tho luirse Is described as hav
ing warts on Ills hind legs a well as on
its fore legs, and lias-hard hoof like the
true horse. Hut the long lutlrs of the
tail, instead of commencing at the base,
do not begin until about half way down.
Rtiblti'teln was invited by the Princess
Metternich to a soiree given by her at
Vienna. When their lordships were about
to depart the (orter called the carriage
in turn In the following manner: "Equi
page for his excellency, Prince Ester
hazy! diiimge for hi excellency, Count
Kolowrnt!" and when Rubinstein ap
peared in the hull, muffled up in his furs,
"Wngon for Ui piano playerl" From
A Itntaistla ratal.
Philosopher (at the theatre) It is most
remarkable to in how that hero and
heroine' can act so vividly, like truly im
Tl,r Uabitue-Of! th stage those
two are man and wife.
Philosopher Yes, it's remarkable
very remarkable. Net? York Weekly.
' l aitlilnat la SpnoM.
Spoons are assuming individuality.
People who are fastidious are beginning
to discriminate Mween them according
to their itecoratioii for different course
at table almost as carefully a they do
between their chinas. New xork Mail
!! rT , ,
"S W pros-
porous. 1 lie new piece nas made a hit
Puffer What makes you think the
piece is a itiecess?
Manager Tb demand for paste.
0ue of ,he Urgc1tt flWla tht worlj
ttiimMm It It situated between the
L-n(, ,,, K. Okhotsk era. A well was
recently dug In this region, w bea it was
found tlmt at a depth ui HI meter th
ground was still f rwD,
There ia a good Methodist tn Connecti
cut, according lo a religioua periodical.
ho ,r,,r ,h tPM rTrT7 time he
wri,t fu" "u J,1 ddrese. He Is
Crandall J. North, New York Fart coo-
'erenee, W West avenue. South Norwelk.
V" F h "lni" halloo Us
ordered that all n fereno. to the reign of
Vlhe.,iH frca French hb
b,k and that th. evnUof
" " -
Bj E EIDEB EACOAED.
by, my dr fathar,'' sEe went on as
the watched the matrb burn up and held it
to .the candle, "you wad such a f ma this
moruiug shout the dlnusr bsuig punctually
at tHO, and now it's S o'clock, aud you are
not dressed. It is snougb lo ruin any cook,"
and sb broke off for tli first time, psrosiv
inc that bar father was not alona,
Ts, my dear, yes," said the old gentle
man, "I dare soy I did. It it bumso to err,
my dear, especially about dinner on a On
evening. Ifcsidt, 1 bav mad amends and
brought you a visitor, eur new neighbor,
Cot guriu.b. CoL yuantcb, let me Intro
duce you to my daughter, Miss de la Molls."
"I think that w bav met before," sold
Harold, lo smnewhat uervous fashion, as
he stretched out bis hand.
"Yet," anwred Ida, taking It "I re
member. It was in the long drift five years
ago, oo a windy afternoon, wben my bat
blew over tne bulge ana you went to nra
"Ton have a good memory, Mlat de la
Molls." said be, feeling not a little pleased
that she should bave recollected tb inci
dent "Evidently not bettr than your own, Col
Quoritcb." was her ready answer. " Besides,
one sees so few strangers here that one nat
urally remembers them. It is a plac wber
nothing baps)iis-tim passes that is all"
Ucanwbile th old squire, who bad been
making a prodigious fuss with bis bat and
stick, which he managed to send clattering
down tb flight of stone steps, departed to
get ready, saying in a kind of roar at be
went tbat Ida was to order in tne dinner, as
be would be down lu a minute.
Accordingly she rang th bell, and told
tb maid to bring lu th up in flv min
ute, and to lay another place. Tbea turn
ing to Harold, ahe began to apologise to bun.
"I don t know what tort or a dinner you
will getCoL QuariU-h," she said, "it is so
erovokliiK of my futber: he never gives on
tb least warning wben be it goiug to sk
tnv one lo dinner."
"Not at all, not at all," b answered hur
riedly. "Il Is I wbo out;bt to apolKilai
coming down oo you like like"
"A wolf OO the fold, suggesteU Ida.
"Yes, exactly," be went on earnestly, look
ing at his eoat "but not In purple aud gold."
"WU,"sbe went on, laughing, "you will
get very little to eat for your pains, and I
know that soldiers always like good dinners."
"Uow do you know that. Miss de la llullef"
"Ob, because of xsir James and bis friends
whom be uk1 to bring here. Dy ths way,
CoL Juaritcb," the went on, with sudden
softeniug of tb voice, "you have been In
Egypt, I know, because I bave so often seen
your name In the papers; did-you ever meet
my brother there f
"1 knew biui slightly," be answered; "only
very slightly. I did not know that be was
your brother, or, Indeed, that you bad a
brother, lie was a dashing otlioer."
What he did not say, however, was that be
also knew him to bav Lceu one of the wild
est and most extravagant young men In an
extravagant regiment and as such had to
sum extent shunned bit society on the few
occasions wbeu he bod been thrown in with
blm. Perhaps Ida, witb a woman's quick
ness, divined from bis ton that there was
something behind bit remark; at any rate
tb did not auk blm for particulars of their
"lie was my ouly brother," she continued.
"There never were but us two, and, of course,
his loss was a great blow to ma . My father
cannot get over it at all, although" and she
broke olf suddenly and rested bar bead upon
At this moment too, tbe squire wot beard
advancing down tbe stairs, sboutiug to the
servants as he came.
"A thousand pardons, my dear, a thousand
pardons," be said, as be entered the room;
"but well, if you will forgive particulars, I
was quite unable todiscover the whereabouts
of a ceriaiu neMary portion of the mala
attire. Now, L'oi. Quaritcb, will you lake
my daughter! Stop, you dea't know the
way-perhupt I had better show it to you
with tbe caudle"
Accordingly be advanced out of ths vesti
bule, sud turning to the left led the way
dowu a long passage till be reached the
dining twin. This apartment was com
modious, though not large, It was lighted
by three narrow windows, which looked out
upon the mont, aud bore a considerate air
of solid comfort Tb table, made of black
oak, wbicb was of extraordinary solidity
and weight was matched by a sidetxstrd of
tbe same material and apreiitly of tbe
same date, both pieces of furniture being, as
Mr. de la Molls iuformed bis guests, relics of
tb old castle.
Uu this sideboard were placed several
very maaiiv ancient plate, on each of which
wot rudely engraved three falcont or, the
arm of lbs l)e la Moll family, on piecs. In
deed, a very ancient salver, bearing thos of
tb IWisaeys a ragged oak, in an escutcheon
of pretense showing tbeix-by tbat it dated
from tbe D ia Moll who, in tbe tun of
Henry VII, bad obtained the property by
r. nrnage witb the Hoissey heiress.
As the dinner, which was a simple one,
went on, tbe con vernation bsving turned that
way, the old squire bail this piece of put
brought by the servant girl to Uorold (Jua
ritcb tor blm to examine
"It is very curioun," he said. "Bav you
much of tins, Mr d la Mollef"
"No, Indeed," he said, "1 wish I had, Il
all vanished in th time of Charles L"
"Melted down, I suppose," said the colonel
"No, tbat is tue odd port of It. I doul
think it waa It wa bidden somewhere I
donl know where, or perhaps It was turned
Into money and tb mon.iy bl t len. Cat 1
will tell yna the story, if you Ilka, as scon at
w bav don dinner."
Ars-nrdlngly, as soon a th serrsr.l bid
removed tb cloth, an drifter tho old tsUiles,
placed tbe wine oro tbe naked went tb
squire lgn bis tal. of which tb following
Is tb tuliataiic:
"Id th tun of James I tb DlM.n
family waa at th height of It proierily,
tbat ia. so far u money goes. For several
general loot previous th representatives of
Uw family bad withdrawn thenwlves from
any active particqiaiion In public affairs, and
living here st small expense upou their kinds,
which were at tbst tun very large, had
amassed qnsntllyof wealth that, fur tb
K. might fairly be calleiljt-uorntous. Thus
Sir Stephen d ia Molle, the grandfather of
tb Sir James who lived in th tint of
James I, k-ft to bis son, wbo was also named
Stephen, a sum of not less than H,M in
gold. ThisSiepbea was a great miter, and
tradition says that he trebled tb sum in bis
hi tint. Anyhow, be dU-d rich as Cruwus,
and abominated alike by bis tenants tnd by
lb country side, as nngbt b expected when
gentleman of bis nam and fain degraded
aimseir, as this Sir Stephau undoubtedly did,
to tb practice of usury.
"With tb oett heir. Sir James, however,
th old spirit of th De la Motlea seems to
have revived, although it Is sufTk-iwiUy clear
tbat be was by no means a spendthrift but oe
tb contrary, a cartful auto, tbougb oo wbo
maintained bis station and refuted to soil bis
Ingw with such bas dealing as it had
pleased his unci to do. Going to court a
became, parhsps oa account of his wealth,
eotwideratiM) favorite witbamea L, to whom
be was greatly attached, aud from wbora
be bought baronetcy. Indeed, tb best
proof of hit devotion ia, that be oa two oeca
ttooa, lent large tuns of money to tb king
which wr never raftd. On tb acrwaioa
of Cbarle L howavwr, 8ir Jaiuea left oourt
eoder circumstance wbicb war never quit
ciaartd up, It said that, smarting toder
some slight which waa put upon him, he
mad asuenewhat bnuqu demand tor tb
money that' be had Wot to Jamas. Tbareoo
lb king, with sarvswti wit, congratulated
hist oa lb fact tbat tor spirit of his aacle.
Sir HtaptMB D la hloua, whoa una tu
UU a byword ta h kwd, svUaoUj wc-
vlvd In lb. fsmllr Of James turned
whit with anger, bowad, and without a
word left tb court, nor did be vr return
thither. . .
"Yeart (swl. tod tb civil war was at Its
height Hir Jaiuet bad ss yet steadily re
fax! to tak. tny thsr in It U bad never
forgiven the Insult put upon him by lb
king, for, like uwrtof bit race, of whom it wat
said that they uever forgav au Injury and
never forgot a kindness, be wus a pertlna
clous man. Therefore be would not lift a
Auger in the king's can, but still lest would
be belp tb Itouiidheads, wboiu be bated
with slBTular hatred 8o time went till at
lost, wben b was sor pressed, Tlierles,
knowing his great wealth aud Influence,
br'Might himself lo write a letter to this Hir
Jaiiim, piling to bun for support, and es
pecially for money
'I bear,' said th king lo bll letter, 'that
Sir Jamei de la Moil, wbo ws aforetym
well sITocted to our person and more es
cially to Hi late king, our sainted father, doth
Land idle, watching th growing of this
bloody struggle and lifting uo baud. Buch
was not the way of th race from which he
sprung, which, unlea bltory dotb greatly
he, b.itb In th past been each found at the
side of their kings striking for the right it
is said to me also that Mir James de ia Moll
dotb tbus place blm elf aside, blowing
neither but nor cold, Ink-suss of some sharp
words which w ike iu heedless Jest many
a year that's gnu. W know not if this be
true, doubting If nun's memory b so long,
but if so il lie, then hereby do w crave bis
pardon, and no mor ran w da And now
is our estate on of grievous peril, and sorely
do we need tbe sid of Uii and man. There
fore, if the heart of our subject Hir James de
la Molle b not rell lions against us, as we
cannot readily credit it to b, w do implore
present his aid in men and money, of wbicb
kit it is said be hath large store, this letter
being proof of our urgent need.'
"'."lie" were, as nearly as I can remember,
tbe very words of th letter which was writ
ten In til own bsnd, and show pretty clearly
bow hardly ba was pressed, it Is said tbat
wben he read it Hir James, forgetting bit
grievance, burst into tea is, and, taking tbe
par, wrote hastily as follows, which last he
certainly did, for I bav seen tb letter in the
museum: 'My llege-Of tbe past I will uot
sawk. It is past But sine it batb gra
ciotuly pleaxed your majesty to ask mine aid
tguiust th rebels wbo would overthrow your
throne, rest asured that all I bav is at your
majesty's dinpisial, till such tun a your
enemies are discomfited. It hath pleaaxl
I'nivnlenc to so prosper my fortune that I
have stored away in a safe place, till thee
times tie past, a very great sum in gold,
whereof I will at once place 1U.UUU pieces at
th dixpoHnl of your majenty, so soon as a safe
means ran be provided of conveying tbe
suiiie. seeing that I had sooner die than tbat
these great moneys should fail into tbe bauds
of the rebels to tlie furtherance of an evil
"Then the letter went on to say that th
writer would st once buckle to and raise a
troop of borxe among hut tenantry, and that
if other aati'faclory arrangement could uol
lie made for the conveyance of the moneys,
be would bring them III person to the king.
"And now cornea the climax of the story
The messenger was captured, and Hir Jauios'
incautious letter taken from bis boot o a
result of which he, within ten days' tune,
found himself closely besieged by AUU Hound
heads, under the command of one CoL Hlay
fmr The castle was but ill provisioned fur
a siege, and in ths end Hir James was driven
by sheer starvation to surrender No sooner
bad he obtained an entry than CoL Play fair
sent for his prisoner, and to bis astonishment
pnxiiicod to Sir James' foe bis owu letter to
" 'Now, Sir James,' ba said, 'we hav tbe
hive, and I must s.sk you to lead us to tlie
honey Where be thine great moneys whereof
you talk bereinf Kain would I lie fingering
tbte IU.UUU piecu in g ld, tb wlncb you
bav so snugly stowed away.'
"'Ay,' answered old Hir James, 'you bav
th hive, but the secretanf th boney you
have not, nor shall you Lav It. Th 1U.U.-U
pieces lu gold is where it is, aud witb it as
much mor. h ind It if you may, colonel,
and take it if you ran.'
" 'I shall Hud it by to-morrow's light Rlr
James, or otherwise well, or otherwise you
" 'I must die, all men do, colonel, but IT I
die the secret dies with me.'
" 'This e shall see,' answered the colonel,
grimly, and old Hir James was marched oil
lo a cell, ami there clinely routined on bread
and water Hut he did not die the next day
nor the next nor for a week, indeed
"Kveryduy he was brought up beforvth
colonel and questioned as lo where lb tress
ur wa- under the threat of InimutiaU
death, uol being sulTered meanwhile to coin
muiiicale by word or sign with any one, save
the ollieers of the rebels, and every day be
refused, till at last bis inquisitor's tience
guv out and be was told frankly thai if be
did not commuiiiivt the secret he would be
shot st duwn the lollowing day.
"Old Rlr Jnmes laughed, and said that
thoot him they might, hut tbat he consigned
nit soul to the devil If he would enrich them
with his treasures, and thea ss :d thai his
Hible might be brought to bun thut be might
reed therein and preisire himself for deutb
"They gave him the Bible and left him.
Nxt morning at the dawn (lie of Kound
beaila nuirehcd bun out Into tbe court yard
of the castle, and ber he found CoL Play
fair and bis ollieers waiting.
"'Now, Hir James, for your Inst word.
Will you reveal where the treaaur lies, or
will you chum todief
"'I will nut reveal,' answered the old man.
Murder me if you wllL Tbe act Is worthy
of boly Presbyter. I hav spoken and my
mind is Hied."
" 'Itethink ynu.'snld the colonel
"i bave thought.' he answered, 'and 1
tm ready Sin vine a nd seek th treasure.
Union thing I auk. My young son is not
her. In France batb be Iwen this three
years, and naught kuowt be or wber I bav
bid tint gold Send to blm tbit Uibl wben
I m dead. Nay, search it from page to
p;- There is naught therein save what I
nave writ Here uxia this last sheet It is all
I have left to giv.'
" 'Tb book shall b searched,' answered
the colonel, 'and If naught ia found therein
it shall ba sent And now. In lb nam of
Uod, I adjur you, Hir James, let not the
love of lucre stand betwevu you and your
life Her I make you on lost offer. Di
cover but to us th 1'IO.IU) whereof you
lk in this writing1 and be held up th
letter to tb king 'aud you shall go free
refuse and you die.'
" 'I refuse,' he answered.
" 'Musqueteen make ready,' shouted the
colonel, a ad tb flit of men stepped forward.
"But at that moment ther rani up to
furious squall of wind, together with dens
sud cutting rain, tbst for awhile th exeru
tion was delayed. Presently it passed, and
tbe wild bght of tb November morning
went out from tlia kkv. and rarmljut tl
Jooiued man kneeling Uon tb exlden turf,
with the water running from his white hair
and beard, and praying.
They called to bun to stand up, but he
would not, and continued praying. Bo they
shot bim oo bis knars,"
"Well," said CoL yiiarlteh, "at any rat b
died like a gallant gentleman.
At that moment ther was a knock at tb
door, and the wsrvant cam in.
"What is It r asked th tquir,
"Oeorg fa) here, plea, sir," laid the girl,
"and says tbat be would like en see you."
"Confound bim T grow ltd tb old gwitl
man; "be is always ber alter something or
other. 1 tuppnat it Is about th Moat form
U was going to see Jontrr today. Will yon
excus dm. guariu-hl Uy dauguter will tell
VOU tb od of tb StOI-V it Sou ran, tn k..
tny roar. 1 wiU Jom yoti In tb drawing
thi tx o or vat Tata.
As toon as bar ftbr had roua Ida m.
faJ kKtad that if Col Quarikh had doc
bis win Ibry should go Into tb drawing
room, wbicb they accordingly did. Thli
room was much mor modern thnn cither
tb vestlbul or tli diulns: room, and hod a
general air and flavor of tb Ninetoeotb cen
tury young lady about il There wrtb
IIUl tables, th drarlos, tlie photograph
frames, and all tb hundred and on knick
knacks and odds and ends by means of which
. lady of tart. m ikes a room lovely
In tb yes of brutal man. It ass a
vary pleasant place to look upon, this
drawiug room at Hon bam castle, witb iu
Irregular reressct, II somewhat faded
colors illuminated bv the soft light of a
shaded lamp, ami ib genuine air of Temlnlu
dominion, iluruld (Jnariu-h was a man who
bad seen much of the world, but had not sera
much of drawing rooms, or, indeed, of ladles
st large. They had not com In hi way, or
If they had come in bis way be bad avoided
them. Therefore, perhaps, was h tb mor
susceptible to such influences wben bi cam
In contact witb them. Ur perhaps it waath
presence of Ida's gracious self wbicb threw
a charm about tb place tbat added to it
natural attractiveness, at tb china bowlt 0f
lavender tnd rose leaves added perfume to
tbe air. Anyhow, it struck bim that he bad
never teen a room which conveyed to hit
mind such sn idea of gentle rest and rtflu.
"What a charming room," be said, as be
"I am glad yon think o," answered Ida;
"beous It I my own territory, and I ar
"Yet," be laid, "it It easy to see tbst''
"Well, would you like to bear the end ot
tbe story about Hir Jnmes and bis treasurer
"Certainly; it Interest ms very much."
"It positively fascinates me," said Ida, witb
emphasis. "Listen, and I will tell you. After
they bad shot old Hir James they took the
Bible off blm, but whether or ho CoL Play
fair ever sent it to tlie ton in Prance It not
"Tbe story It all known historically, and It
It known that at my father said, he asked
that bit Bible might be sent, but nothing
mora Tbit eon, Hir Edward, never lived to
return to England. After bis father's mur
der tbe estates were seized by tbe Parlia
mentary party, and ths old rattle, witb tbe
exception of tbe gate towers, razed to the
ground, partly for military purposes and
partly in tbe long and determined attempt
tbat was made to discover old Hir James1
treasure, "bit-h might it was thought bav
been concealed in some secret chamber In tb
walls. But it was all of no use, and CoL
Playfair found tbnt iu letting bis tenqiergel
tb better of him and snooting Hir James, h
bad don away w ilu lb only chance of find
ing th money that be wot ever likely to
bave, for to all appearance tbe tec ret bad
died witb its owner. There wot a great noise
about It at tbe time, and the colonel wot de
graded from bit rank lu reward for what be
he bad done. It wat presumed that old Sir
Jame must bav had accomplice in th
biding of to great a must of gold, and every
means, by way of threat aud promises of
reward-which at hist trow to half of tbe
total amount that should be discovered was
taken to Induce these tu come forward if they
existed, but without result And so the mat
ter went on, till after a 'ew year tb wbol
thing died away and was forgotten.
"Meanwhile tbe son, Hir Edward, who was
the second and lost baronet led a wandering
life abroad, fearing or not caring to return to
England, now tbat all i-u property bad own
teised. Wben be was two-anil twenty yeart
of age, however, he contracted an imprudent
marriage witb bit cousin, a lady of the nam
of Ida DofTerleigb, a girl of good blood and
great beauty, but without means. Indeed,
the wat the sister of Uoorgepoffurleigb, wbo
was a cousin aud compaiiion in exile of Hir
Edward's, aud, as you will presently see, my
liueal ancestor. Well, within a year of this
Eiarringe poor Ida, my namesake, died, with
ber baby, of fever, cbufly brought on, they
say, by want and anxioty of mind, and tbe
shock seems to bave turned ber husband
brain. At any rate, witbiu thi-e or four
mouths of ber death be committed suicide.
Uut before be did so be formally executed a
rather tlalHirat will, by wbicb be left all bit
estates in Englund, 'now unjustly withheld
from me, contrary to law aud natural r ght,
by the rebel pretender Cromwell, together
witb tbe treasure ludde-i thereou or elsewhere
by my late murdered father, Sir Jame de la
Molle,' to John OeofTrey Dofferlelgh! hi
cousin, and th brother of bis late wit and
his heir forever, on condition only of bi
assuming the name and arms of tbe De la
Molle family, tbe direct line of which became
extinct witb himself. Well, of course, tbit
will, when executed, wat to all appearance
to much waste stper, but within three years
from iu execution Charles II was king of
"Thereon John Dofferlelgh produced the
document and on assuming the name and
arms of De la Molle actually succeeded in
obtaining tbe remains of tbe castiand a
considernhl portion of th landed property,
though the baronetcy became extinct His
son it was wbo built this present bouse, and
he I our direct ancestor, for though my
father talks of tbem as though they were it
Is a little weakness of hi th old De 1
Molles were not our direct male ancestors."
"Well," said Harold, "and did Dofferleigh
And tbe treasurer
"No, ah. no, nor anybody else. Th
treasure hat vanished. He hunted for it a
great deal, and be did flud those piece of
plate which you taw to-night bidden way
somewhere, doul know where, but there
was nothing else with them."
"Perhaps the whole thing wa nonsense,"
said Harold, reflectively.
"No," said Ida, shaking her bead, "I am
sure It was not; I am sure tbe treasure Is bid
den away somewhere to thli day. Listen,
CoL Quaritch y u bav not beard quite all
the story yet 1 found tometbing."
"Wait a minute and I will thow yon," and
going to a cabinet in tb corner the uu locked
it and took out a dispatch box, wbicb sb
"Here," sbe said, "1 found this. It Is the
Bible thst Sir James begged might be sent
to hit ton, just before they shot bim, yon
remember," and the banded him a small
brown book. He took it and examined tt
carefully. It was bound in leather, and oa
tb cover waa written in large letter, "Sir
Jame d la Molls. Honham Castle, 161 L"
Nor was tbit JL Tb first sheets of tbe
Bible, which was one or tb earliest copie of
tb authorized version, were torn out and
the top corner wat also gone, having to all
appearance been thot off by a bullot a pre
sumption that a dark stain of blood upon tbe
cover and edges brought near to certainty.
"Poor fellow," said Harold, "b must bav
had it In bit pocket wben b wat shot. Where
did yon find it r
"Yea, I suppose to," laid Ida; "in fact I
bar oo doubt of It. I found it wben I was
a child in an old oak chest in tbe basement
of the western tower, quit bidden up in
dust and rubbish and bite of old iron. But
look at the end and you will what b
wrote in it to bis son Edward. Her 1 will
show you and leaning over bim th turned
to th last page of the book. Between tbe
bottom of tbe pace and th conclusion of tb
final chtpter of Revelation there bad been a
small blank spar uow densely covered with
crabbed writing in faded Ink, which sb read
aloud. It ran as follow:
"Do not grieve for me, Edward, my son,
tbat I am thut suddenly don to death by
rebel murderers, for naught happeneth but
aewding to Uodt wiU. And now fare
well, Edward, till wetball meet in heaven.
My moneys hsr I bid, and oo account
there. di unto this world, knowing tbat
a on pier shall Cromwell touch. To
whom Ood tfaall appoint, shall all my treae
ar be, foe nan;ht ran I communicate."
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