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A DOCTOR'S fVIISSION
N o will now ri'turii to look a little Into
I hi' welfare of Mr. Nrtrrgall ami her
sorrowful nlero. nftor I hey had rone bed
Hit' Inline uf tliftr ri-liillvn, Mr. Charlrs
I toiler', In 'liurtt-M itri.'l, Liverpool, ami
Mdlll'll till' li in l I i inr- young physician
fflrt'M'oll, lii had enred fur them both
'l tenderly ilurliiK tliflr passag across
II need only tin mid, In reference to
tlitlt farewell, llint the tears rushed to
tliu hilrrl eye of Cthrl aa she aaw III
tll'apprar In I ho distance, ami a great
mill lonely told seemed suddenly to have
dropped Into Iiit heart.
Hllo know n. il why Klf , a, tnkrn surli
n deep Interest In thla grave and often
IirO-oi,i'utliI alrunger, lint from tho first
ward of klinluca tic had Kpokru to her,
Die M rut glance Into lila ranieal ryra, aim
liml foil tmvnrila lilni aa she had nrvrr
dune towards any person of tlio oiiioalt
set UP Hire,
Hut now It was nil ovrr. In had gone.
nlnl hrlicpfiirwnrd she ran hut Imrti to do
ivlllionl him. l or n day or ao It hod al
lunst seemed nil Impossibility, hut with
the rn plil failure of hrr amit'a strength
lior tlnuiglits won' fnrcvd Into another
Clinntiol, and hrr onn lonely toolings had
to hi pilsllod llatilo fur Iho more lliollirtlt
aili and Important one uf thalr Impriid
Tim third nook wna Orswiug to a clos
and tho young girl liml thrown herself
upon her kiiova liy tho bedside of tho
Invalid to onloh tho laat worde that ahr
had to apouk In hor onr. At hrr request,
she had horn loft alone with hor ohlld,
nnd now, with hor hand In hora, alio mur
mured: "Ilthrl, darling, I fool that I have hut
a few lioiira mure to be with you, aa my
atrenglh la fast waning; hut whlla I may,
I wish to toll )oii lint t thought might
lie kept from your rara mull your twenty-first
birthday; hut na I ahall not U
With you thru, I mint Impart to you now
an Important lorrvt, and give Into your
charge mum itiH'iiiiionta not to ho opened
Until that day. .My itrar. will you taka
these papers, and promise me that you
Will not break their seal until that Unit
"I will, denrrst aunt: rrat aaaurrd I
Will do riaclly aa you wlah."
"Tho papers I aprak of, thru, aro In
my trunk, lualde a amall wallet. Taka
charge uf thorn Immediately, and ha aure
la aotirinl to tlirm at tha lima I iiirntloii.
Now. I must toll you a fart that I have
trlthhold from your knowledge for tsic
bet of reaaotia, ami lu order to Wrap a
aotrmii pledge of srerery given to your
fatlirr whrn n balw. I took you, na you
ate nw-nro, when n rhlld nf a few wi-oka
Otd, na my own had dlod. aa wrll aa my
husband's (Isti-r, who waa your dear
"Vim wrro ao young, and to ho no rn
tlrely our. until lour twenty. first htrLh-
day, that all thought It hpt to rail you
li our own namo. I now tell you, for
tho llrat time what haa horn kept ivrrct.
Vour fnthor atlll llrm, hut for rnrloua
ronaona did not wlh to claim you or tw
ktionti to you until that time. I liar
Informed him of my huahand'a death,
my falling health, and of my return to
I;iiKlaud. I htr alao girru him Coualn
Ilogera ddroaa, who will trll him whrrv
toil can ho found whrn that date arrtrra
"1 will only ndd that there, la nothing
to l nahnmrd of In your birth, Vou aro
n true gentlewoman, and whrn twenty
one will mini into poairaaloii of
property autllcloiit for your aupiwrt; but
till fact la not to bo generally known.
Tour moiitba will elapar hoforn that
time eomoa, nnd I ran Iraro only enough
In bury mo nnd purrhaa aultnhle
liiounilng nppnrrl for youraelf.
I ilnro nut lenvo you without a pro
tector mid guardian, and aa our prearnt
boat la poor anil hae a atmggle to pro
Tide for Ida own ill children and wife,
I lime written til my brother, Kir llegl
liald (lleudeiinliig, naklng blm to Ink
Chnrgv of ion. 1 told him uiiKxa ha did
yon would ho obliged to rani your own
llrlng, ninl I tinted to arnd you out Into
tho world alone for audi n purp.nr. I
naked him If you could not bo of uae In
toiun way to him, until the fifth of Oc
tober, when you would be utberwlae pro-
Ybloil lor. Thla letter tnuat be aeut af
tcr my lulormout. Lot hi in be notified uf
my donlh mid Inrilrd to my funeral;
then, uftor nil la orer and your mount
lug Kiirmcnta uro made, arud hlin the let
"Now, my lore, I wlah you to promlae
me Hint Jon will go to him If he aouda
for ion, and uaalat him lu whatrTor ca
imclty ho ulTora, even though It may bo
dlMnatefiil. Will you do thla fur your
il)lng mint, utlial, my rtillili
"1 auroly will," wna the low reply. Bob
bed out nlmoat with a wall; "hut I can
not think of your dying. O, nuntlel I
have loved you ao, how can 1 live with
"'An thy day, ao ahall thy alrciiglh
be,' la nil I enn any. Clod will comfort
you, ninl lu n few mora inoulha your
dillier will rliiim and protect you. Hut
wlint la tlil7 I ennnot aeet I am grow
ing imtiilr cohll lOthol Hthel I am
- She apoko no more, and aa Mr, and
Mr. Iloiiern huatenrd back to tho room
nt Klhel'a hurried call, they aaw Unit
who wna liidoeil hrenthlng her laat.
lUhel mourned, na on with audi a
Icvlutt honrt would naturally do, orer
her grout hma, but nuild nil her grief
alio romemhored dlatlnctly every dlrec
( Ion alio hnd received from thoao loved,
dying lla. Thn parkagt rpokm of waa
hidden liiatnutly nmld her own poaaea
alona, ulid n melange dlapntched to the
Tliu nest dny n telegraphic dlapntvh
aiimmuiied thu young girl Immedlntcly
to the prcHence of the bnronet, aaylug
"tlint be wna III, and needed her nt once."
, An hour Inter anw her Boated lu a mil
wny t rnln on her wny to tho Hall. I'oor
girl; alio llltlo know what awaited her
"Una I'hc cuino?" naked Hlr Ileginiild
Olendenuliig of Lndy Conataiico, a ho
dlatlnctly heard a carrlago atop before
the dour, and hla own coach man' voice
aponklug to the hornea.
"Hlw hna; ahnll aha bo brought direct
ly to your prOBenc7"
"Voaj nnd aeo to It that no one enter
thla room until they ere aummoned, aa I
wlah to am thla girl alone. l)o you hear
Alonol entirely nlouel" replied tho bnro
net. I.ndy Oonatnnce withdrew, and very
anon reopened the door to uelier In and
preaunt to her sick huaband Ktbel Never
gnll, hi slater' adopted niece, then In
etnutly retired, closing the door behind
her, Very beautiful looked the young
girl at the Wood by the side of the bed,
nr CMILY THORNTON
Antlior of " Nov Kujsiu.l'i Hcr.it,"
"Tub FAaiiioNAiim Mutukr," ICtc.
her heavy rrane veil thrown back, re
veallug her aad, aw ret face and large,
"Oh, alrl" anld alio, after an eacr
)ot half haughty greeting. "I grieve t
aon you .i helploMl Have you Juat been
"Vra; thla morning I was thrown from
my bono, ami am to lie here horpleka
lor luoiitha. I aent for you thou, lu an
aw or to a lulter rorrlvrd a few momnita
liofoni Iho aoeldent from my alatrr, wrll
ten Ivfnro her deiith. In that ahe nka
me to glrii you a home for four mouth
return for any arrvle I may wlah ren
dered. I aeut, bocauae I nerd aala
nure Immeillnlrly of a very peculiar ua
lure. Aro you willing to undertake It,
nt a fair anlnryi
"Probably. I ran trll bettrr when
hear what tha diltloa will bo."
"Ileforo I loll you that, I wlah you t
hand me tho amall Illble you kee upon
Vt Ith wondering ryra, Hthel handel
la I let (he hook.
"The duties to hr orformed are of
purely runfideiiHal nature. No liuuiai
bring niual know what I trll you. Wife
nephew, nlivr, man aervntit, nor in ad
servnut unlit ever know that you do luore
Mian roml to ami amiue uie. write mr let
tore and attend to my dally bualueaa af
lairs. I lie tmn duties will be perform
rd lu half an hour each evening, alone.
Will you ewrar on thla hook to keep my
"I will awear, If you will aauirr. ine
that Ihrao duth-s ran bo dona with a pure
roiisi loner, ami that they are perfectly
proper lor mo to Oo.
"I naaure you you can do them with
prrfool propriety. Will you take tho
'I will," rauio from the litis of the
trembling girl, reluctantly. It must he
fniifKsaetl, but atlll came, because of the
pruiulao glrru to her dying aunt that she
woulil not rvfiuo Ida offer.
"Thru kl that book, and repeat af
tor mo thou- words: 'I, Hthel Nevorgalu,
swear 1 will toll no person the nature oi
my nightly dulli-a, and that I will per
lonn them to the bent or my ability.'
Again I.thel Bhuililereil, yet did aa hp
require.); anil, after klmlng the book,
repeated the worda.
nit ilonn, ami come very rhse( an you
ran bear, while I whisper tho secret
Now," ho continued, "llatx-u to ine In
teutiy. I nave in my poaaoaalon a very
rnro aufiunl, imp entirely unknown. It
the property of a friend, and I am
n-eretly taking care of It for hint. He
la absent now ahruad, soarvhlng for mow
wonder to add to a collection. On hla
return he la going to eihihlt all, and ri
pott to renliie a fortune by doing ao,
which I tin to ahare. Now, although
wealthy, 1 love money, and alwaya have
therefore, I take oery enre of thla crea
tore. In order to obtain more gold. No
human being, aaiq niysrlf and Ita ownrr,
Is aware of Us oxIsIoih-p. It Is hidden In
a ruined part of this house In fsct. In
a concealed room, the oilstence of which
no one knows but myself, aud in close
coiiiiPi'tlou with, but not In, a place we
cull The Haunted Tower." What I wle.li
you to do Is thla: I tuyaalf havo alwnya
oil tills ape, or ourang outang, for It poa
aosses some of their nature, nnd If he la
not atteiuleil to he will atarre. About
ten every evening you are to do thla for
"A basket I alwaya standing In a cer
tain place In the ruined part. A person
I pny wrll conn- every evening, und
a promise or aerrery, and puts food In
it. Vou must got this basket, go tiirouch
long, covered corridor that connects
this toner to tho iiisln building and opens
dlnvtly into a small hall, or paasageway
nenr your room, and the door from your
room Is htutieti oy wanlrolai.
"Often It, and paaa through, tnklug a
knife of n ix-riillar shaiw that you will
mm in a uoouoase drawer In your room
together with plenty of candles and
matches for your use, alao there; and to
this drawer I will give you the key.
"Vou will find several of these knives
put there, for fear one might accidentally
get broken. Take one, with n lighted
cnndle, I any, go down the paungc to the
tower, then count on the wall from the
door that (pads up the tower stairs, bark
ward, three panel, Into a seeming crack
that you will see there Insert the knife
point, and then turn It around three
times, when the panel will fly apart, rp
VPiiliug a small opening, wliere a set of
revolving iron shelves will be seen.
"On theeu place the food. Water Is In
the room, where the creature can help
mniBcir, as ne wnnrs it. Keep ami re
store the basket to Its place; nlso be sure
and keep the knife. Puah then the
shelve, nnd they will turn slowly around,
and come bnck to you with the plate
"After this, replace the panel and re
turn to your room silently. That will be
nil for about two or three week, when
I ahull add n small service, such na plac
ing a light of a certain nature lu the
tower, nnd winding up n little machinery.
Will you no hii mis; asked ne, eagerly.
"Ve," half moaned the poor girl,
w'hoee aoiil ahrnnk In horror from the
task; "If you assure me I will not be
hnrmed by tho beast."
'ion never will, lie la chained to a
heavy Iron bolt; besides, this room he Is
lu has no window or doors, being light
ed from the coiling, and there I no mode
of reaching him, save by those shelve. I
could not; you can never even see blm,
or bo aeon by him. When my friend re
turn, and wants him, we will unscrwv
the Iron shelves, mid so tnke him hence.
" 111 you stay now, as he must be seen
to this very night" naked Hlr Iteglnnld,
nftor n pause. "Vou can send for )our
trunk when you with. 1 will pay you
twenty pounds n month."
"I will atay."
"Then please ring the bell yon aee ywn-
der, na I must Inform my wife."
The bell brought a footman, who took
the doMlred mreangp, and I. inly Constauce
'.Mlhs rtevcrgull Is to remain. Sh la
to be my amanuensis, render, and assist
you ami tho nurse generally, In my care.
I wtsii tho room neit this prepared lor
her Immediate uae,"
'Why that one? It will not be wise to
put hor there."
' lee or not, there ahe goes, ao hare it
In about an hour a servant maid en
tered, to any that the room was In readi
ness. Taking up her lxmnot and wraps,
the young girl passed through tho front
ball Into the room adjoining, which she
found exceedingly beautiful. It bad evi
dently always been exclusively guest
chsnjier, and to richly ws It furulshid,
tli At she gueSM-d tt vncu why I.ndy Con
atnnc bad objected to IW dally me
Aa toon as the in aid hnd withdrawn,
Hthel coinineiiiti mi examination of tht
Implements Hlr Itrslnald hod mentioned
The Inokcase he had spoken of alio knew
hod been enrrltd thither from the library
for her uae sliieo her arrival, Tho draw
er to which he bad given her ft key of a
peculiar ahapo waa u secret one, found,
ts he had whispered, behind th hooka
and remembering his dlrectloiie. she pro
cveiled to otivli It, after carefully locking
There by the three singularly shaped,
large knifes, with long, sharp pointed
blades, there, slso ws a china candle
stbk, with throe or four dozen wax can
dles. Matches were lu a large tin box,
ready for constant and Instant use.
Ilofastenlug the drawer, and replac
ing the hooks, the young girl proceeded
to the wardrobe on tho opposite aide of
t lie room, and unlocking It, ahe saw at
tho buck a dror bolted on hrr side, which
gnve her on Immediate feeling of
Hoflly drawing the bolt, she looked out
Into a small passage that led merely from
her own room to a similar door inside
a wardrobe she had aii-n In the baronet'a.
Those two rooms roinmuiilrat-d with
this little pasangeway from the Inhnh
Itiil part of the boiiae, and thea nlonp.
Illrectly opposite her door waa a mailer
one, wliloh alio nt once knew must load
to the Haunted Tower, and di-serted
rooms, belonging to this singular old
Itetrentlng to hrr own apartment
through the wardrobe, Kthel bnthed her
face aud hanila, smoothed her hair, and
one more turned towarda the room of
At the threshold, however, ahe met old
Mra. I'niloii, the nurae, who had been in
the family for years, who whispered that
the baronet hnd fallen aalce-p, therefore,
she might wslk around the ground If
reeling that the freiJi air would revive
hrr shrinking spirit, Kthrl tripped down
the broad staircase and stepped upon
tho platsu. As she did so, she almost
ran against a gentleman Juat entering.
liaising her etc to apologise, she
found herself face to face with Dr. Klfeii-
atelu, the kind friend that ahe had part
eil with a few woeka before. Ho was a
much astounded aa herself It seemed, lit
her unexpected pcarance.
Is It possible that this can be Miss
'It Is, Indeed; but I csu scarcely be
lieve this my friend. Dr. KlfensteJii. How
Is It we meet lu this unexpected place
'I was slut calling on my patient.
Hlr Heglnald (lleudeiinliig, whin, Instead
of being n-ciHved by a servant, Miss Nev-
ergall comes Hying towards me. How Is
it you are here? I see by your black
roll Umt your aunt must hare pasm-d
nwayl Hut come out upon the piazza,
as you were about to do, nnd tell uie of
Passing from the door to Die shadow of
tho trained vines, followed by the pin-
llclan, the young girl related Uie occur
retire of the last few weeks.
Did I understand that you were to re
main here some time"
Yes! I am to be Hlr Heglnald' secre
tary, amanuensis nnd reader. 1'or this,
i helping to nmuse him, I nm to re
ceive a good salary, and will have a home
for the summer. '
(To be continued.)
IS OUR PACE TOO FA8T?
Weikneii of tiin lleert Ascribed to
Too Rpl4 I,lvtno:
Tho Now Ilnveu phyalelnn who, In
recent nddn-Bs before tho Arucrimii
Therapeutic Hw-li-ty, nitcrlbcl tlio
wi-nkiiosscri of tho lienrt and tho cir
culatory sj-Htcra now to common
ninong ccrti! I n clause of tucii ninl
wimien, to the bljrli tension, of modern
llfo. wim doubtless well within tlio
truth. We kceji up a fitt imico every
where. In our effort to keen "In tho
nwliu" of buslncM nnd aoclety, guug-
Ine overythlnif by the clock ami rush-
Ins from one nppolntnient to another
nt lltenilly electric speed. "If we are
nctiinlly nick," anhl thla physician, "mi.
esi wo are aorioualy III, we right nuil
wreitlo with the dlsenso, whatever It
may bo, Instwd of ctilmly giving up
nnd allowing the dlsinse to be tem
porarily master of tho cereimmlea."
And even our children," declared Uie
name pvkur, "lire early Infected with
thla feverish, liittdloug liaste to do
something. They see too much, do too
much, nre amused too much, com
pete lu school too much, nre taught too
much, nre nwuke too much, for Mia
welfare of their nervous systems."
All this, or something very much like
It, has often been said before, but the
winning neotl-s repetition, and perhaps,
y and by, mhiio will hear, and heed
before It I too late. With all our
many ninl ever-Increasing applications
of electricity, wo need to reineinlKT
that the laws of human organism re
main the same, ami the human mu-
blne ennnot be run on tho electric-
motor plan. A great deal of the stren
tioslty displayed In modem life Is
totally unnecessary. Quite as much
could be effected lu the long run by
taking tilings more moderately. Iam
Money In Hutlroiitlliiu;.
A New York boulevard car was go
ing north one day recently when, with
sudden Jar, the current was thrown
off nnd the passengers were bumped
rudely together. The car came to n
tntulstiil. The tnotonuan, says the
New York Times, threw open tlio frout
door nnd ran back to the conductor
on tho rear platform.
They exchanged a few words; then
both ran through tlio car to the front
platform. Kvcry passenger sat tuuto
with turprlse. Suddenly the car start
ed, and then backed. Then tt started
gain, and once moro backed. Then
It stopped. Off Jumped motormnn and
conductor, nnd as the aBtoulslied pas
sengers looked out of the windows
they saw the two men down on their
hands and knees, trying to crawl un
der tho car. Presently, with an ex
clamation of delight, the motormnn,
covered with mud nnd grime, slowly
merged, isntcriiig tlio car and hold
ing up for Inspection a ten-dollar bill,
"Kxcuso ine, passengers, for Jarrlnir
you aim Keeping you waiting; but I
camo near ruunlug over this ten-dollar
bill, and I hated to do It and leave It
for tlio motoruiiui ou the car behind
Tlio Mean Thlnir.
Patience And the said ho fell nt
Palrlco Oli, well, If lie fell tiny-
line In tho room It would bo near
bcr feet. Yonkcra Statesman.
Bulolile lu llussls.
Fully 2,500 persona commit suicide
lu Itussla every year.
Elizabeth Itoblnt' novel. 'The Mag
notlo North," It inertly to be Issued by
rredorlck A. Htokea Company. It It
said to bt a striking creation.
Lady Ilurnt-Jouet It preparing a bi
ography of tier buibnnd. It will con
tain reproduction! of many of hit pic
tures of tome pleturei of which no re
productions now axltt.
Tho American Iiookielleri' Associa
tion hat agreed to accept tbo net-price
syitem on thu understanding that It It
the publishers' Intention to Include
wlthlu It "at rapidly at possible" copy
The Mncmlllnn Company It bringing
out "Itamum and All About It," by H.
Hottome, author of "Itudlography,"
wireiest Telegraphy," "Electrical In
strumcnt Making," etc. The book It lu
In proof of the statement that liter
ature Is a paying profession, the estate
of Henry Keton Merrlmou, author of
"Harlasch of the Ouard," can be point
ed to. During eleven years Mr. Mer-
rlniHii inndo f20.',000.
One of tho most Important mibllcn-
Hons of 1WH, If not the most Import
ant of II ri class, will be "The Payibol
ogy of Adolescence," by . Htniiley
Hall, President of the Clark Univers
ity, Worcester, Mass.
Tho Paradise of Dominic" Is the ti
tle of the new novel which Is to be
published for Lucas Mnlct In the au
tumn. Tho work. It Is said, Is largely
concerned with the doings of the nou-
venux riches In English society.
"The Watchers of the Trails." a na
ture book by Charles 0. I). Hoberts
(somewhat of the same order a bis fa
mous "The Kindred of the Wild"). Is
one of the most Interesting of thu pub
lications to uo mauo this season by
14. c i age c co.
Charles O. I). Itoberts la soon to pub
lish a new novel. "The Prisoner of
Mademoiselle," with the scene laid In
that land of Acadia which he loves so
well. The story Is based on the fa
mous siege of Loulsburg and possesses
mucn or mo witchery found In "Itar
born." Through the late Dr. Smiles, author
of "Self-Help," was In good physical
health up to the last, yet he hnd been
dead to the world for several yeurs.
When still nblo to write he prepuied
bis "Memoirs" and put the finishing
touch to them shortly before he ceased
to use his pen. It Is probable that the
English publisher, Mr. Murray, will
soon publish them.
In n list of great men of the day,
which a contemporary puts before its
renders in order to have them vote on
tho "greatest man living," we notice
tho following literary names: Tolstoi,
Swinburne, Nordeau, Kipling. Lew
Wallace, Alfred Austin, Ibsen, Itos
tond, Maeterlinck, Slenklewlcx, Lester
Ward and Stephen Phillips. Why omit
Jlereuith, Hnrdy nnd HJornson
Two books, It Is said, will be the out
come of Henry James' visit to thli
country one Is to be n new novel on
American life and manners, the other
n collection of Impressions of his coun
trymen. Ho expects to spend several
months In travel through these re
gions. It Is sixteen yearn since he has
seen the home of his youth, nnd lu that
time there have been many extraordi
nary changes In American habits and
8TORKS HAVE NO VOICES.
Greet Kach Other by Clapplim Their
Long llllln Toscthcr NoUlly.
Storks are not often seen on the
American continent, but nre common
ly found In nearly all the countries of
Europe. In Holland, where they nre
particularly numerous and nre pro
tected by law, their nests are generally
on tup summit or a tail post, put up
on purpose for them, on which Is fixed
an old cart wheel. A Dutch gentleman
has one such post In his grounds with
in sight of his library w-lndow, but he
Improves oil the cart wheel by having
an Iron framework for tho receptlou of
tbo nest. Tho first year It was put
up, toward the end of June, a solitary
young stork used to come dally und
Inspect this framework. He wns seen
tbcro one dny standing In an empty
receptacle exactly like a would-be ben
edict inspecting an empty bouse, con
templntlng the view and wondering t
the drains nro nil right.
Tbo verdict wns apparently favora
ble, for next season saw, the nest oc
cupied by the newly wedded pair.
Their power of wlug Is very line, and
on hot days they nscend spiral circles,
hardly moving their broad, black
wings, till they look no bigger than
flies. After tbe young nro hatched
they nppear to be suspicious of one an
other, and unwilling to leave the uest
Storks havo no voice. The only noise
they make is "klapperlug" (snapping
their great red mandibles rapidly nnd
loudly). Thus they g.reet one another,
generally by throwing back tho head
until tbe upper inandlblo rests on tbo
back, but occasionally "klapperlug" Is
performed with tho bend and bill lu
tho former position.
I'rnnz Atit at Dinner,
Several letters wrltteu by Franz Abt
tho famous composer, were recently
discovered, and lu one of them tbo fol
lowing story was found: As be wns
strolling homo one afternoon Abt met
a friend, who said to blm: "Vou seem
very happy, dear fellow. Havo you
heard any good news" "Oh, uo; 1'vo
Just taken dinner," was tbo reply.
"You evidently enjoyed It. What did
you have to oat?" continued the friend.
"A turkey," replied Abt. "And how
many wcro at table?" asked the other.
"There were only two of us," said Abt.
"Who was your companion?" Inquired
tbo friend. ''Tho turkoy," replied Abt.
Illggs My, but you have large ears!
Dlggs Yes, All I lack Is your bralnt
to bo a perfect donkey! Chicago
RED LYNX IS FEROCIOU&
When Famishing- It la an Animal t
H Bhunned by the Traveler,
California bat In her bills tbt largest
and most klnd-bearttd of Uie great
Cghtert, th grizzly, and at tbt itm
Umt tht smallest and moit trticb.tr
out, the red lynx. Molt hunters call
them "wildcats," but they art not
Tbe real wildcat hat a long tall and
lives only In Europe In fact, ht's
about extinct now and old bunttrt
dread the walling midnight cry of a
hungry lynx more than they do alt tbt
growlt a grizzly ever let out. For
when a lynx It maddened by bungtr
he feart neither man nor beast, and
most of the animals of the forest giro
blm tbe road without waiting for him
to atk It In Canada and even In tbe
northern row of States of this nation
tho lynxes grow to Iw much larger
than they do here, In the warmer cli
mate of tbo southwest. There, too.
they are hunted for their fur, but here
that fur It worthless, and, save for
those killed by an occasional hunter,
the lynxes hold undisputed sway In th"
No matlcr how soundly they may
lie sleeping, you can never "rntch one
napping," for nt tho slightest sound of
your approach be will clear the ten or
tlfteen feet between his nest and the
ground and be off like a flash In the
undergrowth. Aliout the only way to
get theo fellows It with hounds, nnd
then generally one or two of tho dogs
gets pretty severely chewed up.
In the hills the lynxes usually stay
In thick underbrush or In caves during
the day, coming out to work havoc In
the cjuall coveys by moonlight Then,
If the night be bright the bound
hunter hat rent sport rousing the
round-eyed owls with his shouts of
encouragement to tbe dogs, which are
not always ready to rush Into the teeth
of an angry cat.
It Is almost Impossible to trap a cat.
though a hungry Hon may occasionally
tie caught In this tnnnuer. Now and
then a cat can be run Into a trap pre
viously set along a runway, and In this
way tho lumbermen of tbo Canadian
pineries take many of the cats that In
fest the great forests of the north.
Tbe further south you go the smaller
tbe lynxes become, until tbe family
winds up with tbe little pampas cat
of the South American plains. Our
lynx, however, Is tho most savage of
all, and the hardest for any dog, no
matter how good he may be, to master.
In a tight a cat has an Immense ad
vantage over a dog, In that be can
light with nil fours, snd usually does
so. There Is little worse can befall a
green pack of dogs than to shake an
old lynx out of a tree Into their midst.
When a lynx fights he doesn't bite aud
let go like a wolf or dog, but bites and
hangs on llko a bulldog, while bis
claws keep up a sort of snare-drum ao
compnnlment on the dog's ribs. It
takes a mighty good dog to do up a
lynx, and when a thoroughbred hunter
gets such n dog It takes a migbty good
price to buy blm. Los Angeles Times.
BOY REFORMED BY SURGERY.
Burseon Itcuiovcd Purt of Hkult Press-
lilsz on 111 llraln
Loudon Is Just now very much Inter
ested In two surgical cases which
promise to render vnluablc assistance
In pointing the way to the rcforma
tlon of criminals, says tbo'New York
Times. One of the ratlents was
boy of good family who bad developed
brutal Instincts which seemed to be
beyond; control. He gave bis time to
the Invention of malicious mischief, de
lighted in killing or wounding, was the
terror of tbe nelghborhoou in which be
lived and promised to grow up a des
perado and a criminal.
A surgeon took blm In band, exam
ined his head with care, located wbat
he considered the seat of the trouble,
removed a portion of the skull and
thus relieved tbe deforming pressure.
The change was Immediate. Tbe lad
forgot his prevolus tastes and habits
and was restored to bis parents a nor
mal and lovable boy, the complete an
tithesis of his former self.
Tbe other was a soldier who was In
jured In a skirmish and after his dis
cbarge for disability became a tblcf
and burglar. Ills previous character
bad been unexceptionable, his military
record was tbe best and tbe change
was naturally attributed to the Injury
to his bead, caused by a blow from the
butt of a musket. When he was taken
In hand by the surgeons be had about
come to the end of a career of crime,
being paralyzed on ono side and un
able to get about except on crutches.
A depression In tho skull sufficient to
bring an abnormal local pressure upon
the brain was found and an operation
was decided upon, which restored bis
physical powers as well as bis mental
nnd moral faculties. His discharge
was secured and be baa since lived an
Industrious and bonest life, with no ev
Idcuco of a disposition to go wrong.
Something In Names.
'I have always contended," said tbe
observant man, "that there Is more In
a name than our revered friend, 1)111
Sbakspeare, ever dreamed of. For In
stance, I onco knew a fellow named
Cbeatcm, who was so unwise as to go
luto tbe auction business. Of course.
be went broke. In spite of tbe fact
that be was as straight as a string;
Let bit namo was against blm. There
was another chap named Ketcbem. I
went to school with Ketcbem. Ho was
always reading dlino novels, nnd when
bo grew up he got a Job with a private
detective agency. Ho lasted about
three mouths, and fulled Ignominious
ly A German friends of mine named
Iloozcr, who Is a chemist, wanted to
start n drink-cure establishment, but I
dissuaded blm on tbo strength of bis
name, ns delicately as I could. Just
tbo other day a new barber shop waa
opened up In my neighborhood. Tho
proprietor's namo Is Uuggy. Imagine
my surprise when, after tho window
decorations were placed, I read tho
sign, which, by the way, was not punc
tuated: 'Uuggy Hair Cuttlug and
Puavliigl' "Philadelphia Itecord.
Alice Yes, I accepted George at
once, l know wnen uo proposed to me
be wns wholly unselfish.
Uertha Oh, nobody could ever havo
any doubt about that. Iloslon Trans
cript. The Incubator relieves tbe old ben
of a lot of responsibility.
The Olrl 1 Left Ilelilnd Me.
Tht dames of Prance are fond and free,
And Hemlsb Hps art willing.
And toft tht maids of Italy,
And Spanish eyes are thrilling;
Still, though I bask beneath their smile,
Their charms fall to bind rot,
And my heart files back to Erin's Isle,
To the girl I left behind ine.
For she's as fair tt Shannon's side,
And purer than Its water.
Hut she refused to be my bride
Though many a year I sought her)
Yet, slnre to I'ranee I tailed away,
Her letters oft remind me
That I promised never to gainsay
The girl I left behind me.
She says: "My own dear love, com
My friends art rich and many,
Or else abroad with you I'll room
A soldier stout at any;
If you'll not come, nor let me go,
I'll think you have reslgnrd me."
My heart nigh broke when I answered
To the girl I left behind me.
Por never ahall my true love brart
A life of war and tolling;
Aud never aa a skulking slave
I'll tread my native toll on;
Hut, wer It free, or to be freed,
The battle' close would find m
To Ireland bound no message need
From the girl I left behind me.
Thomas Osborne Davis.
Master of human destinies am I.
Fame, love, and fortune on my footsteps
Cities and fields I walk; I penetrate
Deserts snd eess remote, and, passing
Hovel, and mart, and palace, sood or late
I knock unbidden ouce at every gate!
If sleeping, wake If feasting, rise befort
I turn away. It It tht hour of fate,
And they who follow me retch every
Mortals desire, and conquer every foe
Save death; but those who doubt or hes
itate. Condemned to failure, penury, and woe.
Seek me in vain and useleasly Implore,
I answer not, and I return no mors.
John J. Ingallt.
WOMEN IN SLEEPING CARS.
They Do Not Take to These Conveni
ence of Travel with Oood Ornce,
"When a woman passes ber first
night In a sleeping car she experiences
n timidity that Is most disagreeable,"
reinnrked a member of the gentler sex
who travels considerably. "Her first
Impulse Is to remain up the entlro
night, but as latoness approaches she
becomes so fatigued and her eyes grow
so heavy that she decides to retire.
She goes to ber berth and, after draw
ing tbe curtains carefully, starts to re
move ber clothing. Fearing that some
of the other passengers may be able
to penetrate with their Inquisitive eyes
both tbe dim Illumination of tbe car
and also tbe curtains, she becomes
nervous with alarm.
"Thoughts of train robbers likewise
flit through her mind, and she hesi
tates again nnd again about turning
In. Nature at last conquers and she
removes n few more of her wraps,
but still refrains from undressing and
climbs beneath the blanket. Then
comes tba terrifying thought that
someone might by mistake enter ber
shelf, and really her mind Is thrown
Into a state bordering upon hysterics,
At last she quiets down and gradually
falls Into a troubled doze. Glad the
night Is over, she Is awake at the first
streak of dawn and hurriedly replaces
a few garments she mustered up
enough courage to remove.
Then she seekt the toilet depart
ment and awaits ber turn at the wash
bowl. After fooling some time with
tbe oddly arranged faucet she asks for
instructions and proceeds with bet
primping. She always finds she has
lost ber comb or brush and usually
forgets and leaves her engagement
ling lying upon tbo sink. Tbo soap
Is not the kind she Is accustomed to,
and between all these dreadful tblngt
nnd tbe horrid lurching of the train
she Is certainly relieved when destina
tion is reached. After a few such ex
periences, however, she becomes ac
customed to travel and rather likes It"
Tbo first sulphur matches, now up
ward of a century old. appear very
awkward according to our modern
Ideas of convenience. Tbey were
known as "spunks" and varied lu
length from five to seven Inches. Tbeso
were generally packed In bundles of a
dozen, tied together with bits of straw.
Tbo matches Illustrated herewith were
made In 1830, aud nre preserved In
York Museum, England. Tbey were
eveu less satisfactory than they ap
pear since tbe sulphur refused to strike
Vour Southern girls," tald tbe
Northerner, "are so funny. Nearly all
of them say 'Yet, lndecdy. "
Not all of them," replied the South.
ern youth, dismally; "some of them
say 'no, indeedy.' "Philadelphia
It takes two to make a bargain, but
sometimes one flnds a bargain so thor
oughly bad that It It hard to believe
two people combined their Intelligence
In making It Baltimore American.
Some men work overtime trying to
dodge bard work.
8TATE3MEN DO HARD WORK.
Few of Onr Public neprrsentttlVM
Have Time for Oratory.
Tho average citizen, Interetted- la
tht blttory of bis country and rathei
proud of bit knowledge of men nnd
rente, If atked to name tba leaden
In legislative ttntetmanihlp would
glibly refer to Benntori Spooner,
Lodgo, Depew, Allison. Ilulley, Hoar,
Teller and Ilepretentatlrct Cannon,
Payne, Dalzcll, Orotvenor, Hepburn
and the men who share with them tbt
glory of star roles In speaking parti
In tha presentation of tht congrtt
These are the men who receive tht
applause of the audience while the ac
tual work, the drudgery, even of tht
artistic kind, It performed by tnlnot
pcrsont In tbe play, although every,
thing It apparently planned to prepare
proper stage settings and scenic effects
for the star performert. Within tht
last twenty-flve years It wat possible
for a member of Congress, particularly
of tbe House, to make bis Influence
felt by bis oratory. During tho term
of Mr. Carlisle's speakership there wat
a growing disposition to limit debate,
and this culminated In the suppression
of extended discussion of any topic,
unless favored by a few lenders, when
Speaker Heed formulated nnd forced
the adoption fo bis now famous rules.
When the Democrats Inter secured
control of the House the very liberty,
amounting almost to license, which
marked the reaction against the Iteed
rules, was so gross that It caused their
adoption by tha Democrats.
These rules are still In force, and
under them, by the power vested In
a few Important committees, much ora
tory Is impossible. As a result tbt
"gum-shoo" brand of statesmanship
has boon developed. Important prob
lems, tbe solution of which Is demand
ed by national necessity, are no longer
settled on the floor of the House. They
come to that body from committees
and tho rank and file of the member
ship of tbe Houso tins little to do but
to register, more or less faithfully tht
mandates that come from the commit
tee rooms. Leslie's Monthly.
Seven Wonder of Korea.
The Korean wonders consist, first,
of a bot mineral spring near Kin Shan
tao, which Is credited with the power
of curing sickness and disease of alt
sorts. The second wonder Is tbe two
wells, one at each end of tbe peninsula,
which have tbe peculiarity that when
one is full the other is empty. Tht
water of tbe one is Intensely bitter; tbt
other has a sweet and pleasant taste.
Tbe third wonder Is a cold cave, from
which there issues constantly an Ice
cold wind, with sucb force that a
strong man Is unable to stand up
against It A pine forest which can
not be eradicated constitutes a fourth
won do-. No matter what Injury may
be done to tbo roots, the young trees
spring up again like the phoenix from
The most remarkable, however, Is
the fifth wonder Uie famous hovering
stone, which stands, or, rather, appears
to stand. In front of a palace erected
to Its honor. This Is a massive, rec
tangular block, free on all sides. Two
men standing one at each end, can
draw a cord underneath the stone from
side to side, without encountering any
obstacle. The sixth wonder It a bot
stone, which has been lying from tlm
Immemorial on the summit of a hill,
and evolving a glowing heat Tbe sev
enth Korean wonder Is a sweating
Buddha. This Is guarded In a great
temple, In whoso court, for SO yards
ou all sides, not a single blade of grass
grows. No tree, no flower, will flourish
on the spot and even wild creaturet
are careful not to profane It
Wives at Wage-Earner.
Tbe American prejudice agalntt
wage-earning by married women ap-
pears In tbe effort occasionally made
to make the employment of teachers In
the public schools terminate with mar
riage. But thousands of American
married women do earn wages, thous
ands more would gladly do so It tbey
could, and other thousands would bt
happier and better off If they did. Tbt
prejudice against It seems disadvan
tageous. American men, as a rule, pre
fer to support their wives If they can.
If an American married woman
works for pay, It Is either because It
gives her pleasure or because her hus
band's Income is Insufficient She
does not do It as a matter of course.
How long the can keep It up depends
upon what tbe work Is, and upon oth
er circumstances. It she has children,
that, of course. Interferes with ber
wage-earning. If It does not stop tt
altogether, and general acceptance of
a custom which would restrict or dis
courage cblld-bearlng Is not to the pub
Marriage tends, nnd should tend, to
withdraw women from wage-earning,
but It need not stop It per so and ab
ruptly. To make marriage a bar to
future wage-enrnlng by a woman ope
rotes In restriction of marriage, and
that Is at least as much against public,
policy as restriction of child-bearing.
He Had Seen Them Dug;.
Many a city cbjld who has grown
up firm In the faith that codfish are
born salt, and that tomatoes grow In
cans has had his Idea of tbe bulldlnj
of the world rudely shattered by a
visit to tbo country. A newsboy Just
back from n fresh-air excursion, say
the New York Trlbuue. was stopped
ono day by Henry W. Oliver, the Pltu
burg philanthropist, who wished to test
"How wero, those stones made, my
son?" he asked, pointing to a pile of
"They wasn't made. They growed,"'
was tbe ready answer.
"How do you mean?"
"Why, Jes' de same as pertatlcs. I
seen 'em dug In de same field out 'n da
Mr, Oliver shook his head. "No, my
boy," he said, "stones cannot grow. If
you were to coma back to these flvn
years from now they would be Just th
"Yos," said the nowtboy, with n
lenrncd sneer, "nnd so would pertatlo",
Dey've been tookeu out of do ground,
and dat ends It. Dey can't grow no
more. But you can't fool me on stent-,
'cause I've see a 'em dug,"