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White 'le-little parly w a , w way
to the abode uf jui.ucc, I lrnin- Iib1 time
to bring hi ill I nil to olio definite and
valuable conclusion. 1 1 In niiaforltines
on a tdtnllar ocendon hail lieen agfrn
v.lliil by his own Injudicious utterances,
llo resolved ti keep still this time, even
If ho 1 1 ml to hire someliody to gg lilm.
It was llttlu that hi" knew about Now
York except us to Iw pavements and lu
dlstancos.and ImiUi these ho was prepared
to L'omlt'inii ax emphatically ait would
nny reformer. Il( hnd not Btipjtonil
that hit second arrest took place In tht
samo judicial district In ulilrh his Unit
came to pass, lty reason of hUrohnhlll
tatlon his nerves had maintained a fair
m)Io during the snort Journey to the
court, hut when In- Maw the ornate tow it
of Jolfcraon market ahead of hlin mid
then realized that he waft hound to ap
pear hoforo the same Justice who had
lectured him hut n day or two provlons
ly, they fell to quivering ouitnoiiHly.
Nevertheless ho kept up appearances
and entered tlio court room with an air
of dlgnillcd solf-possusslon.
Tho hulk of tho day's business had
hcon cleared :uvay, so ho and his com
panion In distress woro summoned at
onco to tho bar.
"What Is this case?" demanded tho
"This man," responded tho police
man, jerking his thumb towards the
raided tramp, "accuses this gentleman
of stealing his clothes."
Tho judge glanced In surprise from
one to the other of the parties, and
ho looked sharply at Lawrence as If tho
face reminded him of somebody. Then
he ordered the eomplnlnant to stop up
and asked him his name.
"Lawrence Diane," wits tho cool reply.
Again the judge seemed to ho trying
to nvall something out of the dim ro
cosou of his memory, but tho clfort
failed, and he composed himself to lis
ten to the complainant's story. Tho
faUo Drone told exactly what hud hap
- ponod at tho bath-house, not dov luting
In tho slightest particular from the
truth, except as his story Implied his
claim to ownership In tho clothes which
the real Druuo had on.
"Did you ever son tho prisoner be
fore'.'" asked tho judge.
"I think I saw hlui not moro than
three days ago," ropMisl tho linHstor;
"It was late In the afternoon ami he had
a filiate on. 1 remember him because
of these rap which ho woro at tho
Tho Judge turned to Mr. Drano, who
had been listening Intently, and began
tho examination In tho usual way, by
nuking his name. Lawrence was vehe
mently inoed to denouueo his accuser,
but he rcculltsl his determination to
control his tongue luthlsuulftodo: there
fore ho responded simply;
"Lawrence Drane." J
A big scowl tnui;led the judge's eye
brows and puckonsltip his lips. Judicial
memory was again In process of custlga
t inn. "I'h It time tho mental prodding
turned up a elow.
"Haven't you beon hero boforo!" he
Mr. Drone's conscience wriggled and
groaned under the temptation of men
dacity. He was Immorally certain that
a good 1'e would ho mure eilluaclous In
tho emergency than a guardian angol;
but his gentlemanly Instincts revolted
nl lying, especially when ho know h
wai In tho right. Mureovor tho angel
was present tho court-room, though
I.avvronc.o didn't know It and nho had
not as yet tliscov eroil him. Perhaps her
inlluoneo had something to do with In
ducing him to falter un ulllrinatlvo to
tho Judge's ijucstioti. Tho roply stimu
lated the Judge' memory wonderfully.
"You tried to pass yourself under two
names then, didn't you'.'" ho continue!.
"May I i .xpluln. your honor--"
"Did you or didn't you? Speak up!"
"I did, your honor, but then' were cir
cumstances then that JwUlllod too. I
was In trouble and hardly know what I
"What possible clroutustancoa could
have justltlod you In ljlng about your
It instantly ocourred to Lnwronco
that here was an opportunity to make
a full explanation of his situation, but
ho lnuoh trouble had como to him from
tiuoh nttotnpU that ho renewed his de
termination to say absolutely nmug.
Ho ho rospondod:
"I diflliio to say "
This surprised and angered tho judgn
anil he ordered tho ollluer to search
I jure nee. They took from him nil his
papers, his money and hi watch. They
considerately lolt him his handkerchief.
l'pot by tho indignity of this pwtisl
lug, he exclaimed:
"1 will bay and maintain that I uu
I.awronoe Dmue! I llu In Kausu i t'lly
ami am In New Yotk Imply on my way
to lloston, where I pmisxio to negotiate
capital for a railroad."
"Very well," wild tho judge, dryly
and turning to tho lmiostor: "What
havo you to say to this'.'"
t "Why!" was the reply, "that I am
I..i i.ie Diane and that this felle-w I'
l. lite;: toy story. Thoto papcra rnd
h'tiers which oii have will probably
make the matter clear. Doiihlloss he
glanord st ttiem at tho lmtli r.nd no ff.il
hto liit." '
The j'ldge Imikisl at tho papr, but
thiyf.tthd to kalisfy him. lie aiked
for wltsi.-'iuiem and tho attendauU at tho
hatti were sworn.
"Uhiuh of these men?" a.knd the
judge, ' came to the Kith In goodulotht-H,
ami w hlch one In rngiV"
"I remember," nald tho witness, hes
itating, "that 1 took a fellow In those
nigs t.i a room, and I think It was that
one," iNiinting to Uiwreuce. "When he
wti.. In the sweating room," he con
tinued, "ho looked Just uImjik like any
loly i He."
There Is an Individuality in legs, hut
few i.ii'n rooognlw.1 It, not even at
temlantfl at baths who hae unrestricted
opiHirtiiuttios for oloratlon. The tos
llmouy of thiwo witnesses made It pret
ty clear that Lawrence had left tho bath
with 1m tier clothes than he wore when
he entered, hut they could do nothing
to clear up tho question of Identity.
Then Lawrenco requested tho privi
lege of examining the plnlntllf. This
granted, hoooufUMHl tho fellow In uhort
older by putting a series of question
do',l;;.ie,l to bring out his knowledge of
ICan.kis ( ity nud his familiarity with
the business mission In which ho pre
tendul to bo engaged. Tho scale ap
io:ir:d to ho turning In .Mr. Drone's
favor. .Insure wa still In doubt, ho'.
ever, and the court declared that It
would bo necessary to get boiiio direct
evidence ai to the Identity of enoh
claimant to tho name of Drane.
i think, your honor," said tho Im
IKjster, "that tho people at my hotel
can satisfy you, I should like to go
there to gi t my grip and a doceiitnult of
clothes. If I was better dressed toy
story would sound inoro likely."
Lawrence smiled grimly at thl.i, for
he knew loo well how trno It wiu.
Thing i had changed. The clothes were
on another manUi tiack and he In turn
was ietluiliod by them.
"I'll send an olllcer with you to tho
hotel," said tho Judgo.
Just then tho angel appeared. It was
tho young widow whom Lawrence ha.l
met in the jinrk up town. She wa i in
court with Mrs. I lowers, agisting that
charitable lady In her work and Ml the
same time keeping an eye o- n for htr
thl" lug inald, who might U expected
to turn up at any time among tho prls-
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III" HXUti WAS JO.Mirt.
oners. During tho oxamlnatlou of Law
rence and tho lniHitor she had Is en
busy with Mrs. 1 loners In another part
of the room, and so had not heard a
word of tho case. It takes an acute ear
todetivt any thing that goes on In a
Now York court, ovon whon one stands
bosldo tho judge himself. Tho young
lady had chanced to see Mr. Drane's
lace, and In spite of the great improve
ment directed on It by the barls'r and
the radical change In his garb, she reo
oguliisl him. It was not Immediate,
and she was not altogether sure. She
whispered oxollodly to Mrs, Honors:
".Seel . Is not that tho gentleman who
usslsttsl mo tho other morning?"
Mrs. ItowoRt had rc-courao to liur
"I should think so," sho replied,
"from his clothes. I shouldn't bo likely
to forgot them."
"No, no; I mean tho othor one I
must go up and see."
Mrs. lloworsdlsapprovodof this hnart
lly, hut tho young widow took her own
way, and presently Mr. Dram) felt a
light hand laid on his arm. It was at
tho lut where tho Importer had asked
to he allowml to go to his hotel. Law
ronco turned, and with a Joyfully leap
ing heart saw tho oomjiaitloii of his ad
venture In tho park, llo was never tv
glad to see anybody boforo, and forget
tlntr hil situation ho orlod:
"I am perfectly delighted to soo you
Kho w m aliout to reply when tho jutlgo
"You must not speak to tho prlwinor.
Iiiodniu, but you may oomo up hero and
ttdl mo what you know about this mini.
You may bo ahlo to oloar up this mat
ter." Tho young lady, blushing rosily and
smiling at the thought of being able to
give some assistance to her UoiefaeUir,
ht pix-d before tho judge and wasjworll
Hno gt y her name, but In spile of all
attonliou Lawrnnco uiisMtt It In thcoon
fasi.m alloiidanl upon tho bringing In
uf ik vi ol new rr li. He logn to soo
I'.ie n 1 o hU dtli1culllts, and )jy pos-K.-s-tt'
I hlni as the Judge lUtenod with
(il. nib Hi f to the young lady's ac
count of the park episode.
"A-vl tut Is tli gentleman's name?"
-l Hie ptdgo hun ho had rlnlshml
In r little sUiry.
"Mr Thomai .loniw." repllixl tho
w idow proinplly. It wai tho naiiin hn
ha I heard liwronoo glvo at tho isjllco
U'hn ho hoard thla answer Druuo
groamsl nudlldy. Tho lmwtor'u faro
v. ut hbtel by a trlumphiiil sr.illo
nnd tho Judgo (novnett. The Joutig
l.uly mn that something hwl gone uwry
an. I who exolalmisl hysterically:
"Oh. doarl llavo 1 done any thing
"Nothing whntowir, iimduiu," said
tli Jo Ige. "Yon may step down. Now.
Mr Tlioniai Jontw, you tuhl ine em-idiali-'.illy
but s few days ago that your
iiamn was Jone . Have you any thing
i.mr. I say?"
"Yoi.r hoimr," and I.awronco's volco
raisl with emotion as ho spoke:
"I k' Dial I haw) Ihwiii continually lie
s.'t HiUi my own blunders. I blundered
in lying about my name, which Is really
IVr.me; tm-e then I hao blundered at
every step until I oommlttisl the last In
.lt.,'liting to explain myself. I will
gladly pay the oxim'iho of telegraphing
I i Knnsjs City. My friends there will
reply t.t niir s.ltlsfautiou."
'Wo v. Ill let you do that, Jonos," said
thejielgi', "but Meantime I shall hold
it. and If a reply does not oomo beforo
wo inljo'im you will hno to rixaln."
Tli en' was nothing for Itwreucn to do
hut noqil Iosco and urlto his telegram as
fast i pisslhlo. This, aftorsomo Judi
cial editing, read as follows
Sam'oiih Duam.-I am held In oourl
on suspicion of stealing my own clothe.)
and my name liease wire the court al
once a full description of my upsarsuro
and hi. .lory. I, I)
'llien bin own sUtoment of his ad
ventures wan taken down. If this
should i orrrs-xdid to tho account to bo
telegraphed ho would U froo. Con
fident of the result he followed an of
floi r to the prison, loading the pretty
Idow sil ling on a front uoat tearfully
listening to a whispered Iciiuro from
that exjKirt uharaeter roadi'r, Mrti
The lmioator, nnxIiSus to establish
hi i ease before u rflply to Mr Drane's
trlotfi-um should arrive, hurried from
the i-oiirt accompanied by an olllcer
They wrnt to a llioadway hotel and
marched straight up to the hiuikiiis
"Do you know this man?" asked the
"Knew him?" returnisl the clerk,
scornfully. "1 should Iiomi notl"
"Hut you remember," crlisl the Im
postor, "that I eatue hero this morning
and tool, a room, don't you'' I ai.i I.an
reece Drane, of Kansas City. You'll
Hod my nanio on the register."
The clerk oxsinlliisl the big Isiok.
"There's a Mr. Drane here." he said:
"I remomlier him He was a well
dreswsl man, and j'ou -why. ho wouldn't
l.'t you In at the door if you didn't come
with a policeman lies Lies, this Ml
Drane came from New Haven."
"Oh, Iird! 1 forgot that!" exclaimed
the Impostor: "you see, I came down
from No iv Haven on an onrly train
Why. I wan married In Now Haoii yitri
onlay!" The clerk turned away with a mil If of
"Come now, whatever your name Is,"
r.id the olllcer, "don't waste any more
time. March back to court."
So bark ho went, regretting at every
ten that his sudden prosperity had so
nlHenod his roapoct for clcanllticsri
that he had ventured to take a hath.
"First I've taken for years." ho mut
tered, "and It servos me right. (Jot on
well enough without before."
Thero were a lot of Into arrivals at
JelferMiu market that day. and It was
six o'clock before the court was ready
to adjourn. Mrs. Hewers and the fair
willow were still thero, tho former stay
Ing against her will at tin', earnest solic
itation of tho lattor. Shu was sadly
distil. bed at having fulled so nl;rm;lly
to aid her benefactor, olid was anxious
to learn the result of the Inquiry Just
in the nick of time, us It M-emed lo her.
a messenger Uiy crawled Into 1 lie room
and dumamlod with umatlug Indiffer
ence: "Is le judge here?"
The judge rolleted the lsy of his ill-.-patch
and addressed u remark to bin
. hii h Mitt him oRt of oourt several
th..u .-nd times faster than ho came in
'1 he two cUtmahU lo the name of Dr.mc
Wi re already at the lur. The judge re..d
the telegram silently, ootlghi d, read it
aguln and remarked:
"This docs not hiHini to help matters
for i ither of you."
' Thou ho rood tho dispatch aloud:
"Tin: .H'lMilt, Jtjlrrutm M.trltl Ciurl.
A'nir York- If l.awrcnee Drane Is in
your charge pleuso hold him. Ho I ) un
"Thero Is a vile conspiracy back of
this!" crlisl the real Drane.
"Oh. I give it up! I'm not Drano at
all," shouted the Impostor.
Thiiinplty bagl Mid the judge's gavel,
angrily, and tho judge himself ml did:
"Tho court bOlioos you are hi4j de
mented. I shall coin in It you lioth to un
asylum for examination and treat
ment." CIIAITKIt VII.
Amid the Mirmws In which Drano was
again Involved, he had one eoiisolstlon
-- the )ouug woman with thirteen mill
ions oWdoully folt almost u badly
he did. lie heard her tell Mrs. Jtowi r-.
that the judicial blacksmith un the
bench was "slinplj dreadful."
Hut this was not the best of It, he
hoard Mrs Dowers' reply Only two
word. Indiid. and hs lireli iint ure
most frmlnlno utternivrM In times of
emorgsnoyt "Why, HnMlot" was all '.ho
Mid, or at toast all that Drano heard,
but ho was moro than rejoiced. Her
name was Hosslo! At last lie had some
thing to call hor In his thoughts. It
was the first hint on the subject, hi
his Joy at this discovery ho forgot to re
gret that ho didn't know tho othor half
of her name, llo watched he. pour hor
tots Into Mm. How ore' oar, and was
Such a spcotaclo W always entertain
ing, for when a woman has emlmrra-tstsl
a man by making a blunder, If she Is
not too stupid to see It, nor too proud to
acknowledge It, nor too nervous to know
what she Is nlsiut, she will omottino
pity hlni dlxlnoly. If ho Is ronsomtbly
giKsl-lHikiug. And If she tins begun to
feel a little tenderly toward hlni, nho
will often ncfluso herself unjustly, In
order that she may hao tho luxury of
telling hernelf how sorry she Is that she
lu'i put him Into n dllllcutty.
That was why llessle now gaiel at
Drsnewlth such angelic symiMthy de
pleted upon her beautiful countenance.
She said In bur heart that her testimony
had somehow hcl'd to proxu that ho
niui Insane. It wain question of tho
heart, and In such cases a woman never
allows an ap-ieal to the higher tribunal
of the mind. So llessle acted uton her
first linpuUo and Implored Mrs. Howcm
to do something, no matter w hat It was.
Willi Mrs. Honors It was a question
neither of tho heart nor of the mind, hut
of the consfllenco. Therefore she do
child to bo meevllosH, but Ju.U llwas
her plain duty to proti-ct llessle from
lniMistiirB. fortune hunters and lunatics;
ku-.he frowned at Drane In a w ay that
gme him a chill to supplement the few r
whieh Hi ssle's tender glances had put
Into his blood.
"Whvrv will they send him now?"
a-.ked llesnle. shuddering.
"l'robobly to Wutsl's Island, tompo
rarlly." rt piled Mm. Itow'Orti.
"WIU Uioy bo Hood U htm Uioro?"
"llo will Iki onml for," said Mr. How
its, sternly; "and fed to a cert tin ex
"Oh, my'" crted Hetsle, toarfully
"Can't wo tako lilt: home with U'l? You
have been r.o kind to me that I look
iihiii your houso us homo now, you
"I couldn't think of suoh a thing,"
Mrs Honors said, tlrmly 'i can not
have a lunatlo In ui) houso. It la nil
that I can do to look out for you."
At the thought Hint Drano would be
Kent, partly on her account, to an t-.lnnd
v.hero thero might ho niitlu r pudding
nor tea, llonalo devolopod symptoms of
hysteria whWh toiisheil Mrs. Hovvers"
"Perhaps I could get him committed
to.'enklus' Itetrent."shesnld, relenting
" bore Is that?" asked Hessio, catch
log at a straw.
"It Is a private asylum up-town," said
Mi'i Howers, "where they care (or mild
hot bupelcsN lunatics. 1 will spcuk to
the Judge uboul It."
is it U lie-than that awful lilaud?''
"It is a bhndo more cheerful." Mro.
Howers lulmlttiHl, shuttnig her Iijmi to
"llien make the Judge eiifl hlni
thero." erlixl Ilsssle Toil Wm dgit I
will r:lve him ion Iboiisunil dolhtfslf he
"M' de.r'" exclaimed Mr, llowirn.
shiK'ked ut the girls Ignorance, "tin re
aicuTilv certain number of judgeu in
New York, and you don't wont them
Drane hail olsvorvod thlseonvcrsatlon,
though he could not hear any of It. One
can not Uar any llililg In ft Now orl.
police court. The testimony of- tear
ful lunov'onro given In i-uoli plAci . , i
In-ard only In Heaven; which Isj-ntni
well perhaps, lor It may get wmie al
teiition ut there Horn ver. Drano
knew that Ih-ssle had been ph adln;.' for
him. and when Mrs Howeru npproaiiii d
the lodge, the prisoner rcnIUed that
some ami llorntlonof hlscondllloii might
be I xp'i'tcd
Mrs Dowers talked enrnestly with the
magistrate, and will) aoch gosl elteet
that Draue was ionslgned to Jenkins'
lietreol till his friends fn.m K'ansas
City should ar-he As for the tramp,
he went to be fed to a ceitaln extent.
Mr. Jenkins colled his asylum a "re
treat," advisedly. ls"otio It c rtalnly
was not an advance iiwn any thing
hitherto existing In that lino of busi
ness Its exterior had all the subdued
horror of a fashionable hoard Ing-houso
where nothing thrives hut gsunl r
hpoctutillty Within It was even worse
An atmosphere of "references given
and nsuinsl," i tally tho Utter,
tilled the hall: nnd through a disirwiiy
ai the right, could be seen a tomb-like
parlor, wherein upon the sarcophagus
of a sofa sat the rigid images of two an
cient females, evidently patients. They
loo I; od out at Drano with n coldvcrUy
that made his hair curl.
He hud cuHie there 111 charge of n
Oourl olltftor. nnd had not Ixx-n allowed
to exchange n word with llessle. whom
Mrs Donors had dragged away as oo:i
as the quustieliof commitment had been
set 1 1 iil Ho felt deserted and friend
less, and despite tho fuel that 11 was u
verywarmevenlng.be shivered as lie
Mood lu the hall wailing for Jenkins,
of whom the olllcer bad gone In search.
A large number of entertaining and
cheerful rellivtlons crowdeil upon Drane
in ho stood in tho dimly-lighted ball.
Ilonondcrod, for Jtistauoe, vyhotlu r a
.trulght-Juskut would bo regarded aian
esM-ntlal of absolutely cornvt evening
dress In Mr. Jenkins' retreat. He also
had ncurloslly lo know how often, on
an average, tho violent lunatics in the
establishment overisiwensl their keep
ers and slaughierod tho less demenusl
Inmates. Hut, deepest and most lmor
tout of all, was the question of supper,
for t)ia inoul whlli he hadpproprlaUsl
in tho hath had eeased to glvo hlni sat
isfactory support, and It might Ihu long
tlwu boforo ho had a chanoi to stoal mi
othur. Jenkins was slow In coming; and
Drauoot more and more nervous... He
i had an' unusually strong natural horror
I of lui.atk. Not that their prfsenee li
' particularly ngni ahle to any bely
I et pl a .lenklni at so much a In ad- but
i Drano wai si tiiully supcrsttltouii ahJil
; It. He had a feeling that Ihe porr.i i of
mania wen- ibv-iting In tho air around
hlm.aml that he might break out with tho
.llstmse any minute.
llo wondered at being left thus alone.
A man who had Is-en Judicially dcoldiil
lo bo craty should have a keeper. Then
he percelvtsl In the shadow of the door
a largo, ungainly man who seemed to !
on wateh. He sUhI lu a kind uf niche,
and had thus escaiHsl Dmno's oljserva
Hon when ho entered. This man'.n yt
so glared Hhju hlni out of tho darkness
that Drane's nerves liogan to dance in n
manner that threatened to 111 hlni very
quickly for permanent occupancy of the
retreat, llo felt that ho must ccaM
from that man's observation or relieve
the oppressive silence by a howl.
He compromised the matter by step
plug Into tho parlor. At this, lsith the
ancient and unfortunate ladles assumed
au air of modest reserve which was
quite frightful to see. Presently nno of
them drew out hor haudkorehlof nndb
gau to weep softly, but with evident de
termination to do the subject full jus
tice before she got through.
"Madame," said Drane, gently, "if
my presence alfcots you to tears, I will
"Do not do so on my account," she
said, "it Is not your fault that you have
revived n sorrow that has long boon
burled In my breast."
Drone regretted having been the
cause of such u joyless resurrection, and
he ventured to murmur words to that
"It dims: not matter," she said. "My
oouduet must seem strange to you. I
can hardly explain ll without telling
you the story of my life. There is n ro
mance In It," and she brightened ap
preciably. "You shall hear the melan
"Par bo It from inn to Intrude upon
your Ponlldeuce," said Drane, t ndoavor
lug to iol away. Hut she fixed him with
rui: iiovianit. in in n i in:
her eyo nnd he sank hack Into hisscaL
I'lien sbo dieiv a i hit i r near lo lilu and
Ik-t neon him ami tlio door.
"You leiM-inble him hlrongly." said
she. "The sumo Hold.' f alulc:. the
same soulful eyes, the tuimo plh r, In
dicative of the mine Kill fate. Are )ou :.
geislini? Do you wrilo isx-inii ol Hie soul
as ho did'.'"
"I knew It," ho wont on. ".Listen
We were dc-iUlitd for ouch oilier. Thoro
vv-.u n si.iaII mallei of pronity depend
In. f iiniit our union - hot nt ver inlud.
II, ,..-ero-.l to avoid mo nl Hist, but ul
length fato thiow us together. Kottirn
lug to kin room one inornliig very early
he emleuv'oriHl to enter the old-fash-hmis
clov I: ul the houdof I he llisl llighl
of i.titirs under the Impression that It
i the ibs.r of hi i aiwrliuent It was
the ;.bseiit miiidedui'i.u of genius. Ah,
welt! he r.nd the clock fell down the
stulnt hs-i,ed In each other's nrmn. and
when they picked him up one of his
limbs wits broken. I cuuio lo nurse him.
For seven long weeks I was his con
stant, hlu only companion. I toad to
him. I talked lu hlui ami thon-and
"No; he 1-eaino n hopeless lunatlo.
I barn nevir lovtsl since then; but now
your face brings U all hack to me. V.x
cieie the oulhiirst uf my feelings "
She laid her bond on his shoulder,
ami ci led into his collar. Drane could
fc.l hi i hair U'gln to turn gtay but he
hut hi . teeth together with resolution.
The other fellow had stood It seven
week", before he went out of his head,
Mid Drane Ixdleved that ho could lust
till Ji nkliis Willie.
In fact ho ;lldj but It was a oloe
shave, Jenkins was a tall and greedy
man, with hollow cheeks and a cheer
less imiile. At lil i apMiiranco the
wnmsn with a romance lu her llfo
vatitshisl In charge of hi r companion,
n ho proved to bo the matron of the
heuM. Jenkins did not cure to question
the new corner. Ho was satisthsl thai
all charges would lie promptly paid, and
he nl once ewortisl Drane to an apart
nirnton the third lloor. Here the nil
fortunate young man eeured omo toast
r.lid tea. which, however, did not whol
ly sustain hlni against tho horrorn of
the nl ht
Jcnhiu-. mode a casual Inspoellun of
Drunu's pixkels boforo leaving tho
"You t, ill i xruse this formality." said
he, "lut the man who decupled this
riMim Is lore vu brought III a piece of
ros with whtoh ho hongul IiIiuih If over
t!ie Kunilljoard of the bisl hoforo morn
ing Wo hutfl hiul many oases ol the
1 .4, CmmI night."
'I !! ws a efirorfol Utilijetit of rnrii
Hon Ul tukn to lxd with one, nnd It wa
mill wore rooaollng to hear tho hoy
tviri'isi on the ouUUo of Ihe door.
"I bflU-ff lUot I iall w-ttinlly go
oru?y Ik fore niornlnjf," nM Dmno as
he i.'l-iUchi d himself upon tho lull. It
vva hmMlh ral It h"l. The w Indows ware
can f, lly ban d and sen eneU In a Way
whl h HOI only pr velllid thosinoldal
i :-r. . . f Ji nklns' Isianh is bu: dp. ied
lu,: n . to an udion..te Miailv of the
froonlrof Heaven. After mating this
dtsoovery Drano rMtiirnetl to his lied,
whoro ho was soon dreaming that thn
dniigltiig heels of bis unhappy 'ir-dis-i
s.-mr were still knocking tignlnst the
l'rom this nightmare bo awoke
with n nh! ver of horror. He sot up and
' lUtenist. Thero v. as certainly n slrnngo
liolno In the heavy nil'. SottoHllmo It
was like subdued voice: then II was
dghliig: nud agslu It was it gurgling
giou. . Por some minutes Dmno ottuht
not sui.iinon up tie, resolution to in
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p.uoAii.iptM oq Jojjoq qi.w Xupc l
puu ',).,oj ul qiXllo iu inq '0)VJ-...v
lusptrntioii v, hii it for a I'loiuent ralseil
in i' to an Intellectual height no man hnd
ever liefore attained 'I'liti'i f .r in v 'n
Hut who knows who I, news! What's
vour own njs'sial brand of liinney?"
"I .Do n sane man," snld Drane, half
I he ..liort man shook his head.
" 'A.wt till you've Immii here a while,'
4ild he. 'Thin you'll dream diealiis.
nud I.' ' xWhnit 1 was sane enouh. ln
hut tlio atmoiphere uf this place - y,i
don't 1. ii. w what ll Is. In two d.i
you'H har di lusloiis. You'll seu thine
that an n't there serpent., of varlou.
tin. .; ..ohi.u with their NlriK S running
.'rem head to tail, nnd revolving around
ileir UhIIos like lh rings of Saturn
I'br.t'ii v. hy they've put me her.
I'hcy're J alnusof me. They don't want
in- to n niember the groat work which I
viote but can not find. It's a plol "
The short innu was getting violent,
and presently an attendant came and re
moval hlui, u Drnne's gn'Bt relief.
hi the course of that day Drane en
counb red M'vi rnl I uten sting maniac i
of a mild ord r. but no serious Imident
i . vi'i ii i noil mi. l.i.i.ii'.ll.
iccurnd until Hie evening Then, as
in .. J. '.landing In Hie hll JvMt aftvr
I per, hoheunl Jwiikins talking to tho
matron, and pointing lo hlui.
' Pare," snld Jcnklnu. "You want
to wateh hlni uarofully."
And Draue took that delightful sug
'(i 'li"li lo his upiu tinont. and niedl
tuied upon It. Was It ismsIUIo that ho
I waj r-allv Insauo? Wsta tho tjjngo
eventMof'tho jvast few days which lio
isN-mvsl lo ri'inemher, lu nnllty only
W(in could determine, If loft wholly to
himself, without a single visible link
In iwtsn him ami the SMt. whether that
I ust had any real existence? In short,
Drano didu'l know whether ho was
ay or not lie watched himself for
.v i.iptonvi. Did his hand Irftnblo?
Or hi ilerart Ixxat too f isiort.voi.loiv',' Ilq
i iijoy.slaiile .en io of by pochoiidrlaoUlll
till Ion jM'il i.il lnl;ht, nnd when ho
f.i! a-.lerp, the rsdrt-nsilncorlltM by tho
f.irrretful g, nlui were ordlmry and roa
sonahlo r.-ii'-mls eomparml to thooo
which prnnontt through hHilroomn.
Hut the mormvv brought u grrat
evetil, no leia than a call from llessle.
Mic came uuattendeil, but nlaj! tho
i.i.tiinn v.rui pis .out during tho cutlni
imefview. l"hl) not only prevented
Drano from i njoylnir tlio Hiiiersallnii
to Iho full, hut Itnlso made It IuihmsI
hk, or ul lesil univito, for htm to ivsk
h i' name. Ho ho railed he," llcHkle, nud
i he made no objection.
Only for a i-tomc-l In the hall were
tin y rilde to lie alone. Then llenslo
ha . illy passisl Draue a note, and a iium
ls r of r.mall, heavy, mysterious articles,
wroiqiiit lu a hrimlkcrohtof. Ho hail
Itan ly coiioeolcd these thhljrs In bin
isjcket whett the matron npproaehod.
"Del your immev" whisperiHl Drano,
"l am hero tot Mr. Ijvwreneo Drtino,"
she ii plleil, with n blush. "Only the
wives ut patients cm visit tbiiin on or
And slio hurried avvtiy, leaving Drnno
in di lie ioil) perplexity.
I.i hi i r.siui he eximlnoil tho note and
the bundle. Tho former p.sivcd to lie
:.n lalsirate plan for bin oscapo written
out will) tho detail of n French do
tcctlvi novil. Tho btler woj a great
let of keys of nil stirts and i las. They
had beuli taken from the dooiti In Mm.
Howers' house, us the nolo explained,
and were of course designed to o(R.n
doors In the Itetreat.
Drone studleil the plan of csoapo ro
llgloui.ly. Ho noted evory plaoo when)
he i.hould go, and the number of the
INirtlcul.ir i.talr where ho r.tiiul breathe
loonier lo avoid detection, lu som
way Hosslo hnd dlsoovcn-d timt tho
I'uanl al lh door w as ehao-cd al mid
night. Dmno nn to stent uuftly fnit.i
his tiHiin ut ll.'.n',. As near that hour
&' he could gui'M he stole, u.vonllng to
directions, Iiavlief puuchul tho key
from his look and iqieneil his door
with ono of Uio huiioh Dosilo had
He erepl down Iho '.(air keeping In
mind tho various shrewd deiallnof lb"
plot; V, here he must hide t i let the
geanl )':) him; how lie eiui.t do thl.i,
that i.ul lli.i other thing which the
liigeaiiliy of iho irlii hrul devhud.
And now In- ..totsl nl the bottom ul
the I v;er istalr. Tho gnanl wai asleep
with Ills head against tho wall. ThU,
tiMi, was noonllnff to pnjgrnmuio.
Drain-could i oslly havo pasued lit in ti
hi jd.ic of i ni.'ejliueiil, hill iiildlleuly
a new awl slmtder phase of the problem
t in I: him. llo coughisl. Tho guard
did r.ot move. Then ho wont up to tho
f How and shook him. iho guard
"Hero you!" he orled, sleepily; "go
ba'if to uiur cage."
Drone ccl.ed him by tho neck;
diaggid him Ui tho parlor . loon pltohtsl
hli.i bead Dr. I Into Ihe room; ami before
lie- i-irsu could ns-over bin balance i r
hi i how Is could I ring naslsuiiMjo, I)nn
I, ...I opemil tli. i.uti.lde door, md v. i .
i V .o-t i. dim 'I l!o tveel
1 n"nr i ntini i:n.
iu now at ponTLANo, oiicaori.
ioiitiiosk Mini ctNNOT I'owntj.vr.tf.i. rrg
bo.vvu.r, no)-. iiii.vmi.M' ri.vii.n ...
i.n i uv: ni.tiiioi'Ai.i. inn void, tiivi:
isiatji.moi:k i:.i.ihk am a
ruin a.n . r 1 1 ni'-
Vhc most fiH-cdy, ss.itic ntnl prm.r
ncntctiieforCatiirrli ofthc I lend, Asthiiiu,
nud nil Throat, lliouchlal. Lung, llcut,
Ktotuiiiii, Liver and Kidney AITrctions.
Nervous Debility, tie Coiimuiptuiti, in
Its various Mages, ts-tiuaneutly cnud.
Hit. Aiiuh.n'.s Ouir.iNAi. Moiik oi'TiutAT-
MUST anil his MltDICATI'.n INHALATION!)
pives itmtuiltani'Oii relief, Imiids tip and
t'evllulies the whole constitution nml
ivtltiil, thereby piolotl:flt life. Wink,
nervous, debilititeil mid liiokendovvi:
ronilitutions, old ami young inianah!)
1-aiii fiom ten to Unity iotimU lu from
llility to ninety days. r
Dm. Auokn'.h phcuoiiKMial fck i'I nml ttisr
vclous cures Imve created the gituttM
BStoninhmcut on tho Pacific Coast nud
throughout the Americnti eontltlciil, ilur
inj; the pnl twcnty-fivv years. Antlun.i,
Catarrh of the Head, nnd nil Throat, Ilron
rhlal and Lung trouble instantly relieved,
nlvo Her Diseases nnd Deafness oftcr cured
K-riii.iiicntly nt Hut coitsultntio, Dtt.
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