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I! Jbz Doctor's fjilemma I
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CHAPTER XV. (Continued.)
That brought to mx mind what I bad
almost forgotten the woman whom my
Imnmitsnt onrlooltr hml brought into
pursuit of her. I felt ready to curse tay
folly aloud, m I did In my neart, mr
having gone to Messrs. Scott an 1 Brown.
"Olivia," I said, "there Is a woman lu
Guernsey who has some clue to you "
But I could say no more, for I tnougni
she would have fallen to the ground in
her terror. I drew her hand through my
arm and hastened to reassure her.
"No harm can conic to you," I contin
ued, "whilst Tanllf and I are here to pro
tret you. Do not frighten yourself; we
will defend you from every danger."
"Martin," she whlspcrcd-ani the
pleasant familiarity of my name spokin
by her gave me a sharp pang, almost ot
gladness "no cne can help me or de
fend me. The law would compel me to
go back to him. A woman's heart may
be broken without the law being broken.
I could prove nothing that would give
me a rlcht to be free notning. co i
took It Into my own bands. I tell yoa I
would rather have been drowned this
afternoon. Why did you save me?"
I did not answer, except by pressing
her hand against my side. I hurried her
on silently towards the cottage. She
was shivering in her cold, wet dress, and
trembling with fear. It was plain to me
that even her fine health should not be
trifled with, and I loved her too tenderly,
her poor, shivering, trembling frame, to
let her suffer if I conld help it. lien
wo reached the foldyard gate. I stopped
her for a moment to speak only a few
"Go in," I said, "and change every one
of your wet clothes. I will see you again,
once again, when we can .talk with one
another calmly. God bless and take care
of you, my darling!"
She smiled faintly, and laid her hanl
"Yon forgive me?" she said.
"Forgive you!" I repeated, kissing the
small brown hand linger!ngly; "1 hate
nothing to forgive."
She went on across the little fold.
Then I made my way, blind and deaf, to
the edge of the cliff, seeing nothing, hear
ing nothing. I flung myself down on the
turf, with my face to the ground, to
hide my eyes from the staring light of
the summer sun.
Married? That was what she had slid.
It shut out all hope for the future. She
must have been a mere child four years
ago; she looked very young and girlish
till. And bcr husband treated her ill
my Olivia, for whom I bad given up all
I had to give. She said the law would
compel her to return to blni, and I tould
do nothing. I could not interfere even
to save her from a life which was worse
to her than death.
My heart was caught In a vice, and
there was no escape from the torture of
Its relentless grip. Whichever way I
looked there was sorrow and despair.
I wished, with a faint-beartedness 1 bad
never felt before, that Olivia and I had
Indeed perished together down In the
caves where the tide was now sweeping
"Martin!" said a clear, low, tcnler
tone In my ear, which could never be
deaf to that voice. I looked up at Olivia
without moving. My head was at her
feet, and I laid my hand upon the hem
of her dress.
"Martin, she said again, "see, I have
brought you Tardlfs coat in place of
your own. You must not lie here in this
way. Captain Carey's yacht is waking
for you below,
I staggered giddily wherrT stood on my
feet, and only Olivia's look of pain stead
. led me. She had been weeping bitterly.
I could not trust myself to look in her
face again. Tardlt was standing behind
her, regarding us both with great con
"Doctor," he said, "when I came In
from my lobster-pots, the captain sent
a message by me to say the aun would be
gono down before you reach Guernsey.
He has come round td the Havre Gosse-
lln. I'll walk down the cliff with you."
"Take care of inam'zelle," I said, when
we bud reached the-top of the ladder, and
the Httlo boat from the yacht was danc
ing at thcfoot of It. "There Is some
danger ahead, and you can protect her
better than I."
"Yes, yes," ho replied; "you may trust
her with me. But God knows I should
have been glad If it hud gone' well with
Oil AFTER XVI
My mother passed a restless and agi
tated night, and I, who sat up with her.
was compelled to listen to all her la
mentations. But towards the morning
she fell Into a heavy sleep, likely to last
for some hours. I could leave her lu
perfect security; and at an early hour I
went down to Julia's bouse, strung up
to bear the worst, and intending to bare
It all out with her, and put her on her
guard before sho paid her daily visit to
our houso. She must hare some hours
for her excitement and rejoicing to bub
ble over, before she came to talk about
It to my mother.
"I wish to ice Miss Dobreo," I said to
the girl who quickly answorod my noisy
peal of the house bell.
"Fiease, sir," was her reply, "she and
Miss Daltrey are gone to Sark -with Cap
"Gone to Sark!" I repeated In utter
"Yes, Dr. Martin. They started quite
early .because of the tide, and Captain
Carey's man brought tho carriage to tako
them to St. Sampson's. I don't look for
them back before evening."
"When did tbey make up their minds
to go to Sark?" I Inquired anxiously,
"Only Jate last night, sir," sho answer
ed. Why were Julia and Kate Daltrey gono
to Sark? What could they have to do
with Olivia? It made me almost wild
with nnger to think of them finding
Olivia, and talking to her perhaps ot me
and my love questioning bcr, arguing
with her, ormentIng her! Tho bare
thought of those two badgering my Olivia
was enough to drive me frantic.
In 'he cool twilight) Julia and Kate
i 1 1 1 1 i n i m n
Daltrey were announced. I was about
to withdraw from my mother's room, lu
conformity with the etiquette established
amongst us. when JulU retailed me In
J a gentler voice than she had ued to-
wants mo since tnc ilay or my ratal con
"Stay, Martin," she said; "whit we
) have to tell concerns you more than any
I sat down again by my mather's sofa,
and she took my hand between both her
own. fondling It In the dusk.
"It Is about Olivia," I said in as cool
a tone as I could command.
"Yes," answered Julia; "we have seen
her, and we have found out why she
has refused you. She Is married al
ready." "She told me so yesterday," I replied.
"Told you so yesterday!" repeated Ju
lia lu an accent of chagrin. "If we had
only known that we might hare saved
ourselves the passage across to Sark."
"Sir dear Julia." exclaimed mr mother.
feverishly, "do tell us all about it, and
begin at the beginning."
There was nothing Julia liked so much,
or could do so well, as to give a circum
stantial account of anything she had
done. She could relate minute details
with so much accuracy that when one
was lazy or unoccupied It was pleasant
to listen. My mother cujoled, with all
the delight of a woman, the small touches
by which Julia embellished her sketches.
I resigned myself to hearing a long his
tory, when I was burning to ask one or
two questions and hare done with the
"To begin at the beginning, then," said
Julia, "dear Captain Carey came Into
"PERHAPS YOU WILL FEEL
town very late last night to talk to us
about Martin, and how the girl In Sark
had refused blm. I was Tory much ns-
tonisned, very mun inaceai uapiaiu
Carey said that he and dear Johanna
bad come to the conclusion that the girl
felt some delicacy, perhaps, becanse ot
Martin a engagement to me. e talked
It over as friends, and thought of you.
dear aunt, and your grief and disappoint
ment. till all at once I made up my mind
in a moment. 'I will go over to Sark and
see the girl myself,' I said. 'Will you T
said Can tii In Carey. 'Oh, no, Julia, It
will be too much for you.' 'It would bare
been a few weeks ago,' I said; 'but now
I could do anything to glre aunt Dobree
a moment a happiness.
"Heaven bless you, Julia," I interrupt
ed, going across to her and kissing her
"There, don't stop me, Martin," she
said earnestly. "So it was arranged off
hand that Captain Carey should send
for us to St. Sampson's this morn.'ns,
and take us over to Sar. We had a
splendid passage. Koto was In raptures
with the landing place, and the lovely
lano leading up Into the island. We turn
ed down the nearest way to Tardif'g
Well, you know that brown pool In the
lane leading to the Harre Gosselin? Just
there, where there are some low, weather-beaten
trees meetlnz overhead anl
making a long green aisle, we saw ail In
a moment a slim, erect, very young-looking
girl coming towards us. I knew In
an Instant that It was Miss Ollivler."
She paused for a minute. How plainly
I could see the picture! The arching
trees, and the sunbeams playing fondly
with her shining golden hair! I held my
breath to listen.
"What completely startled me," said
Julia, "wag that Kate suddenly darted
forward and ran to meet her, crying,
"How does she know hori" I exclaim
ed. "Hush, Martin! Don't Interrupt me.
The girl went so deadly pale, I thought
sho was going to faint, but she did not.
She stood for a minute looking at us,
and then she burst into the most dread
ful fit ot crying! I hare always thought
her name was Ollivler, and so did Kato.
'For pity's sake,' said the girl, 'It you
have any pity, leave me here In peace do
not betray me'
"But what does it all mean?" asked
my mother, whilst I paced to and fro in
the dim room, scarcely able to control
my Impatience, yet afraid to question
Julia too eagerly.
"I can tell you," said Kate Daltrey
In her cold, deliberate tones; "she Is the
wife ot my balf-brotber, Richard Foster,
who married her more than four years
ago In Melbourne; and she ran away from
him last October, and has not been heard
"Then you know her whole history," I
said, approaching her aud pausing be
fore her. "Are you at liberty to 'tell it
"Certainly," she answered; "It Is no
secret. Her father was a wealthy ced
onttt, and he died when she waa fifteen,
leaving her In the charge of her step
mother, Richard Foster's aunt. The
match was one of the stepmother's mak
ing, tor Olivia was little better than a
child. Richard was glad enough to get
her income. One-third ot It waa settle!
upon her absolutely. Richard was look
ing forward eagerly to her being ono-and-twenty,
for he bad mado ducks and
drakes ot his own property, and tried to
do tho same with miue. He would have
done so with his wife's; but a few weeks
before Olivia's twenty -first birthday she
disappeared mysteriously. There her
fortune lies, and Richard has no more
power than I have to touch It. He can
not oven claim the money lying lu the
Bank ot Australia, which has been re
mitted by her trustees; nor can Ollrla
claim It without making herself known
to him. It Is accumulating there, while
both of them are on the verge of pot
"But he must have been very cruel to
her before she would run away!" said
my mother in a pitiful voice.
"Cruel !" repeated ICnte Daltrey. "Well,
there are many kinds of cruelty. I do
not suppose Richard would ercr trans
grvss the limits of the law. But Olivia
was one of those girls who can suffer
great torture mental torture I mean
Krcn I could not lire In the same house
with Richard, v and she was a dreamy.
sensitive, romantic child, with as much
knowledge of the world as a baby. I
was astonished to hear she had had dar
ing enough to leave him."
"But there must be some protection fur
her from the taw," I said, thinking of tho
bold, coarse woman, no doubt his asso
ciate, who was In pursuit of Ollrla. "She
might sue for a judicial separation, at
the least. If not a divorce."
'I am quite sure nothing could be
brought against him In a court of law,"
she answered. "He Is very wary and
cunning, and knows very well what he
may do and what he may not do.
few months before Olivia's flight, he in
troduced a woman as her companion. He
calls her his coustn. Since I saw lur
this morning I have been thinking ot her
position In every light, and I really do
not see anything sho could bare dose,
except running away as sho did, or mak-
ing up her mind to be deaf and blind and
"But could he not bo Induced to leare
her in peace If she gave up a portion of
her property I asked.
"Why should be?" she retorted. "If
she was in bis hands the whole of the
property would be bis. He will never
release her never. No, her only chance
Is to hide herself from blm. The law
cannot deal with wrongs like hers, be
cause, they are as light as air apparently,
though they are as all-pervading as air
Is, and as poisonous as air can be. They
are like choke-damp, only not quite fa
tal. He is as crafty and cunning as a
serpent. He could prove himself the
kindest, most considerate of husban Is,
and Olivia next thing to an Idiot. Oh,
It Is ridiculous to think of pitting a girl
like her against him!"
"But what con be done for her?" I ask
ed vehemently and passionately. "My
poor Olivia! what can I do to protect
"Nothing!" replied Kato Daltrey, cold
ly, "Her only chance Is concealment,
and what a poor chance that Is! I went
over to Sark, niWer thinking that your
Miss Ollivler whom I had heard so much
of was Olivia Foster. It is an out-of-the-world
place; but so much the moro read
ily they will find her, If they onco get a
clue. A hare Is soon caught when It can
not double; and how could Olivia escape
If they only traced her to Sark?"
My dread of the woman into whose
hands my Imbecile curiosity had put the
clue was growing greater overy minute.
It seemed as It Olivia could not be safo
now, day or night; yet what protection
could I or Tardlt glre to her?
"You will not betray her?" I said to
Kate Daltrey, though feeling all the time
that I could not trust her In the smallest
"I have promised dear Julia that," she
It became my duty to keep a strict
watch over the woman wh had como to
Guernsey to find Olivia. It possible I
must decoy her away from the lowly
nest where my helpless bird was shel
tered. She had not sent for me again,
but I called upon her tho next morning
professionally, and stayed some time
talking with her. But nothing resulted
from tho visit beyond the assurance that,
she had not yet made any progress to
wards the discovery of ray secret.
Neither did I feel quite safe about
Kate Daltrey. She gave me the impres
sion of being as crafty and cunning as
she described her half-brother. Did sho
know this woman by sight? That was J
question I could not answer. There was
another question banging upou It. If
she saw her, would she not In some way
contrive tn giro her a sufficient hint, with
out positively breaking her promise to
Julia? Kate Daltrey's name did not
appear In the nowspapers among the list
ot visitors, as she was staying In a pri
vate house; but she and this woman
might raeot any day In the streets or on
I had to cross orer to Sark the next
week, atone and Independent ot Caputs
Carey. Tho time passed heavily, and
on tho following Monday I went on board
tho ateauu-r. I had not been on dock two
minutes wheu I saw my patient step on
after me. Tho last duo was lu her fin
gers now, that was orldent.
She did not see me at first; hut her njr
was exultant and satisfied. There was
no face on board so elated aud flushed,
I kept out of her way ns long as I could
without consigning myself to the black
hole of the cabin; but at last sho caught
sight ot me, aud came down to the feio-
castle to claim me as an acquaintance.
"Ha. ha! Dr. Dobree!" sho exclaimed;
'.'so you nro going to visit Sark, too?"
"Yes," I nuswered more curtly wan
(To be coutinued.)
A Horrid Monti Thing.
They snt In n swing, Imlf-liUliUui liy
tho fragrant shrubbery of nu cast end
lawn. Sho wns trying to make li t tit
jealous, which ho hml penetration
enough to descry mid experience
enough with her pox to reiualu provok
All tho rapturous ndjcctlrcs of her
high-school vocabulary wero pressed
Into praise of a rival, says tho Mem
"He is Just tho most perfectly lovely
man I over met," she fervently de
claimed, clasping her hands nlwvo her
heart nnd lifting her lustrous orbs
"He must bo n blnl."ho suggested
"Such adornblo eyes; Mich a low, mu
sical voice, ns full of soul as tho mur
mur of a mendou brook. Ami, oh! ho
"Sorry I never met your friend," ho
paid In a tono Irrltntlngly practical, ac
companied with a yawn, artistically
"Oh, I do so want you to meet him
I know you will like him. Ho Is fond
of poetry nnd music, nnd he drives tho
loveliest horses "
"Eh! Whom does he drlvo for?"
And a few minutes Inter tho swing
A customer from otto of the suburbs
dropped Into a pnlnt shop, took a slip
of paper from his pocket, looked nt It,
knitted his brows, shook his head, nut
on Ills glasses. Inspected tho paper
again, and gave It up as a had Jolt.
'I made a hasty memorandum." lie
said to the proprietor of tho shop, "of
something I was to call hero and buy.
but I trusted too much to my memory.
I seem to have Jotted down nothing but
tho Initials, nnd I'vo forgotten what
'Let me see the memorandum," said
the proprietor. "It may be that I can
'It's nothing but three letters," re
plied the customer, handing It over,
Only 'C. F. A.' "
"So I see. '0. F. A.' Why, that's
sopla, a kind of. brown paint. Wasn't
'What a fool I am! Of courso It
He got his sepia, threw a big red ap
ple on the counter In lieu of "hush
money," and went away with a sheep
ish look on his face.
Tho Anthem Again.
The "Messiah" was sung recently In
Philadelphia, and one of tho anthems
rendered by the chorus had as IU
theme, "Wo haro turned every ono to
bis own way." As anthems go, thli
sounded somowhnt as follows: "We
bave'turned. turned turned wo have
turned, yes, we have we havo turned
every one, every one to his own way,
own way every one to bis own way."
The anthem Involved several pages of
music, nnd every time the chorus snng
"wo lmvo turned, turned, turned,"
they proceeded to turn over to tho next
page, nnd then burst out again with
"wo have turned, turned!" A certain
plain citizen, rather elderly, who sat
well In the rear, not appreciating tho
delicate sentiment, was beard to mut
ter, disgustedly, "Well, when you get
through turnln', turnln' them gol
derned pages, suppose you shot up
about It!" Harper's Magazine.
Why Locomotives Aro Numbered.
A prominent railroad man tells mo
that the o'.d custom of naming engines
Instead of numbering them was done
awny with because tliero was such a
press tire brought to bear In favor of
this, that and tho other locality. The
various Influences used becamo so an
noying to the officials that thoy decided
to adopt tho plan of numbering the loco
motives, which was done. A similar
nulsanco exists at Washington In the
Navy Department. Probably during the
lato war Secretary Long was pestered
moro with people who wanted vessels
named In honor of somebody or some
thing than bo was with all the otbor
questions which came beforo blm put
together. Boston Record.
Writer and Reader.
A good and perhaps an old story
comes from the Persian. A man went
to a professional scribe, and asked blm
to write a letter.
"I cannot," said tho scribe, "I havo
a pain In my foot."
'A pain In your foot? What has that
to do with It? I don't wont to send
"No, sir," said tho man, "but when
ever I write a letter for any one, I am
always sent for to read It, because uo
ono else can make It out."
Where tho telephone wires are over
land the speed of transmission Is at the
rate of 10,000 miles a second; wbero the
wires aro through cables under the sea,
the speed Is not moro than 0,020 miles a
If tho cook. breaks only ono dish n
week, It s on Sunday, when tho man ot
the house Is homo to hear the crash, and
grumble about It.
OUTLAWS OF TUJIKEY
INTO THEIR HANDS AN AMERI
CAN WOMAN FELL.
Previous 1'xpcrleiices mid A'lveiitnras
of Mis Klloil M. Htonc-Tha Wildest
Iteulnu of Alt linropo . Imrnctor of
the Kavltiir I r I u ul.
Tho abduction uf Miss Ellen M.
.Stone, the American missionary, by
Turkish brigands, directed thu atten
tion of the world upon this unfortunate
woinnii and her cruel nnd daring cap
tors. Miss Stone Is a Boston woman,
who for years has been In the employ
of tho American Women's Board of
Missionaries and whose devotion to her
work In ns lntensu as was that of thu
early Christians. Frequently she htta
been halted by brigands and tested as
to her capacity to furnish plunder. In
one Instance she explained the nature
of her work ami the fact that she bail
but little available money, and wns al
lowed to continue her Journey and
work, lu another vase, while she was
asleep In a small structure, she wns
nruiised lu thu night and became con- I
scions that lunula were pnssed over bcr
features, but she was not otherwise tils. ,
turbetl, and In the morning sho found
abundant evidence that brigands had
been In the vicinity during the night.
Her most serious ndventure occurred
Sept. 3, when sho was halted between
Bnnake and DJoumaula by forty bri
gands. Hbo wns a ceo in pa tiled by eigh
teen other missionaries, all of whom
wero relieved of their valuables nnd
afterward wero released, Miss Stone
wns cnrrlcd Into the mountnlns and a
rniiHom of $110,000 demanded by tho
lender of tho brigands.
A Wild Heulnn.
The country lu which Miss Stone wns
captured Is the same ns the Thessnly of
the Scriptures, tho Thrace of Grecian
history where Philip of Mncedon and
Alexander the Great led their armies
and where Socrates campaigned bare
footed as n common soldier. It Is wild
er now than then, Alt the rest of Eu
rope contains nothing as barbnrotis.
Bands of roving, pillaging Turks or
Bulgarian outlaws Infest tho whole re
gion. Woman's honor Is held lu light
HISS KLl,r.N If. STO.f K.
esteem. Up to within a very few years
tho most deplorable outrages were com
mitted openly nnd nro now even dono
While tho corps of Janissaries existed
every fifth malo child was forced Into
the Turkish military service and young
girls wero carried off by thousands to
till the harems of their conquerors. Tho
haughty bearing aud tyranny of tho
troops which marched to nnd fro In the
country so cowed tho Christian popula
tion that they becamo timid Bcrfs.
Many escaped death by embracing Is
lam and.lt was not uncommon for par
ents voluntarily to send their daughters
Into tho harems of the Begs, or noble
men, so that they themselves might
Cruel as tho bandits arc to foreigners
they have a hold on the affections of
tho natives and nro aided by tho peas
ant population, who shelter und protect
them. A curious state of affairs has
resulted from this anarchy. When tho
peasantry nro maltreated by tho Turk-
TbIi Begs nnd other olllclals tbey nppenl
to tho brigands, Halduts, Klrdjnlls, or
by whatover name they aro known, for
protection or revenge.
In ono place a young Turkish noblo-
rnan had been guilty of tho greatest
cruelty and excesses, committing out
rages on tho wives and daughters of
the peasantry, even capturing nnd sell
ing children. Ho entered n vlllago on
one occasion on horseback, surrounded
by bis rctinuo nil decked In silk aud
gold. Ho hud not gono far when n
band of Halduts, led by n well-known
chief, sprang from hiding places, pulled
tiie iscg irom ms uorse, uroko bis arms
and legs and struck oft bis bead. This
bloody trophy they put on tho end of n
spear and carried It In triumph nt tho
bead of tho band ns they marched
through tho vlllago.
tome Notorious Hrla-and.
Many similar Instances nro still told
ot brigand chiefs and their followers
leading a kind of Robin Hood llfo In tho
mountains. There nro oven hlstorlo
cases of brigand chiefs becoming so
formldablo that tho Sultnn bad been
obliged to tnko them Into his servlco
nnd recognlzo tholr authority. Tho
most notable Instnnco Is that of Osman
Pasvanogla, tho Independent pasha, of
viuui. An n young mnn no saw his
father murdered by a Turkish olllclnl.
no tnon left ins homo nnd ndonted a
brigand llfo In tho mountains of Al
bania near Bulgaria. Tiring of that
bo toolc uervlco with tho Porto nt tim
head of a troop of volunteers. But his
power grow so rapidly that ho oier.
cised an almost Independent rulo, and
tho formidable forces which ho bad at
tils comrlttuil roamed about tho conn,
try lighting and plundering, no that it
wns unsafe for travelets, even mission,
iirlos, tu move about. Many vain at
tempts wiru i mi do by tho Porte to re.
duett 111 lit to submission. Largo armies
wero sent nfter him, but tbey wero
driven back nnd defeated, nuit It was
not till bo felt bis power began m
Wiiuo that tho pasha again offered his
services tu tho Hiiltau and was iu'eept
ed lu the war with Hervln.
This simply Illustrates the place that
brlgiiuilngo holds lu the Turkish do.
main. A now outbreak of this outlawry
Is Indicated by tho recent capture of
MASSACRE OF UALANQIQA.
Military Disaster In Philippines Take,
li Plttce In World's HUtorr.
As tho American campaign against
tho Slmix of the Northwest had Its Lit
tle Dig Horn massacre, that of the lira
Ish against tho Zu
lus Us lsiindnlii
aud that of the
ugnliist thu Mum
beles Its llulu
wnyo, so the con
flict lu tho Philip
pines lins Its mas
sacre which will
pass lllln history -that
where nearly llfiy
Americans were kiiichi. vyiicii the as
surance of those lu authority that thu
rebellion of the natives was over wero
most confident, along cumo the report
of n slaughter worse than nnythliig
since Aguliinldo's proclamation of two
years ago. Part of the subjugating
force, grown contemptuous of Its foci
ami consequently careless, was surpris
ed and grief ennio to two score Ameri
Thomas W. Council, tho captain of
the company which wns almost annihi
lated, was born In New York and wns
a graduate of tho military academy,
which he entered In 185. Mo wns lu
Cuba during thu .Spanish war until
August, 18U8. then In New York nnd
ngnln, In 18TH. lu Cuba ns aid to Gin.
Douglas. He went to China lu Mn.v.
1001, and tlieuco to tho Philippines.
DOSSED DY YCUNQ AMERICAN.
llniiitinru's Ha ti It it rr, Water, and Hew
eruue HjrtetiM Aro Now of the Heat.
Hamburg bonsU of tho best system
of docks am! warehouses nutl the best
sanitary arrangements, water supply
nnd sewerngo of any city In tho world.
The superiority of tho latter Is duo to
tho energy nnd genius of n young
Auierlean, Dr. Dunbar of St. Paul, who
hns becomo n citizen of Germany nnd
Is nt tho bend of the sanitary depart
ment of Hamburg. During tho century
just passed Hamburg sutTcrcd from
fourteen fearful visitations or cholera.
The last epidemic, which occurred lu
1812. threatened the health of nil Ger
many and Prof. Gnffko of the Univer
sity .of Glesacn wns called to tako
charge of tho qiianintlno nnd sanitary
arrangements. Ho brought with blm
ns nn assistant ono of his students, n
young American who had distinguished
himself as a bacteriologist a Mr. Dun.
bar who remained during tho torrlblo
scourgo and after It was suppressed
wns employed to carry out tho recom
mendations made by Prof. Goffkc nnd
Dr. Koch, who represented the Imperial
government In aiding and advising thu
local authorities In the struggle to sub
duo the plague.
I do not nlludo to what nro obviously
mere misprints, such ns when tho
Morning Post announced at tho head of
Its fashionable Intelligence that Iord
Palmerstoii had gone down Into Hamp
shire with a party of Heads to shoot
peasants, but I refer to blunders duo to
crnss Ignorance of n pretentious order.
Perhaps tho best Instnnco wns when
ono of tho "young lions" of tho Dally
Telegraph In n leading nrtlclu enumer
ated tho great masters of Greek sculp
ture ns Pheldlas, Praxiteles and MIV
Ignorant of the fact that MIlo Is not n
sculptor, but nn Island. Tho Times
wns oven worso when, mistaking Prus
sia for Austria, It dovotexl u whole
leader to discussing why Prussia had
Joined tho Zollvcrcln. Tho Saturday
Revlow onco explained nt great length
that the population might bo nourish
ed gratuitously on young lambs, If kill
ed unweaned beforo they had begun to
crop grass, having, therefore, cost noth
ing to feed. Many other Instances will
doubtless occur to your renders. Lou
don Notes nnd Queries.
Tho Vital Hpot of Empire.
Thoro can bo no dispute for a mo.
ment ns to tho Immenso gravity of tho
Issue raised by any question of tho cill
ciency of tho Mediterranean squadron.
No mnttcr whero our chief lighting floot
may ride, thnt point, nnd no other, Is
tho vital spot of empire. It Is tho
very center of our strategical system,
nnd tho backbono of our wholo defen
sive organism. If tho Mediterranean
forco wero crushed In some swift nnd
stupendous disaster, following Instant
ly upon any unexpected outbreak of
war, our entire nnvnl organization, for
all ultlmnto purposes, would bo llko ft
watch with a broken mnlnsprlng. Lou
Tho flrst Lombnrdy popular In
America was planted In 1785.
When a woman's volco asks for a
man over tho telephone, bis wife thinks
she "trusts" him by calling him to tho
phono, and asking no question's when
ho Is through talking.
If jrou nro not happy when ot work.
there Is llttio hope for you.