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BY WILLIAM BLACK
"Whnt I want to know, first of nil,"
Mr, Wlnterltourno said, with n kind of
despair In Ms voice, "Is whether you
nrc cortnln that tho Mnstcr will Insist?
Why should he? How could It mutter to
Mm? I thought wc hint done everything
whwi wo let him know. Why should Yn
Undo know? Why make her miserable
to no end? Look what has boon done
to keep this knowledge from her nil
through the years; nnd you can see the
result In the gayety of her heart. Would
nho hare been tike Uiat If "ho had known
If sho had always been thinking of ono
who ought to be near her, and perhaps
blaming herself for holding nloof from
lier? She would hnre been quit differ
ent; she would have been old In sadness
by this time; wliereaa, she has never
known what a care was. Mr. Melville,
you are hW friend: you know him bet
ter than nny of us; don't you think there
Is some chance, of reasoning with him
nnd Inducing him to forego this demand?
It seems fo hard."
The suffering that this man was under
going was terrible. Ills question formed
nlmost a cry of entreaty; and Jack Mel
ville could scarcely bring himself to an
nwer In what ho well knew to be the
"I cannot deceive you," ho said, after
a second. "There Is no doubt that I,es
lie's mind is mado up on that point.
When I undertook to carry this message,
ho more than oueo repeated his clear
"nut whr? What end will It serve?
How could It matter to them living
nway from London? 'How couki th- be
"Mr, Wlnterboume," said the other,
with something of n clear emphasis,
"when I reported Ioslle's decision to Mr.
Bhortlands, as I was asked to do, I re
fused to defend It or to attack It, for
that matter and I would rather not do
no now. What I might think right In
the same case what you might think
right doca not much matter. I told Mr.
Ehortktndt that perhaps we did not know
everything that might lead to such a de
cision; Leslie has not len on good terms
with his father and aunt; and he thinks
lie Is being badly used. There may be
other things; I do not know."
"And how do wc know that it will
suffice?" the other said. "How do we
know that It will satisfy htm and his
people? Are we to Inflict nil this pain
nnd sorrow on the girl; and then wait to
nee whether that Is enough?"
"It is not what I would do," said Jack
Melville, who had not come here for
"What would you do then? Can you
suggest anything?" her father said eag
erly. "Ah, you little know how we
should value any one who could remove
this thing from usr
"What I would do? "Well, I will tell
70a. I would go to that girl, and I
would see how much of the woman Is in
tier; I think you will find enough. I
would say to her. There is your mother;
that Is the condition she hat sunk into
through those accursed drugs. Kvery
means have been tried to save her, with
out avail -every means save one. It Is
for you to go to her you yourself
alone. Who knows what resurrection of
will and purpose may not arise within
her, when it is her own daughter who
stands before ber aad appeals to her
when It Is her own daughter who will be
by her side during the long struggle?
That is your duty as n daughter; will
you do it? If I know the girl, you will
not have to say morel"
The wretched man opposite seemed al
most to recoil from him in his dismay.
There was sort of blank, vague terror
In hts face.
"Oh, it Is Impossible Importable!" be
cried, at length. "It is Inhuman. You
have not thought of it sufficiently. My
girl to go through that have you con
sidered what you are proposing to sub
ject her to?"
"I have considered," Jack Melville
raid. "And I have thought of it sulll
ciently, I hope. I would not have dared
to make the suggestion without the most
anxious consideration. I would put the
case before her, and I know what her
own answer would be."
"And to go alone "
"Sho will not be afraid!"
"But why alone?" pleaded the father
he Beemed to be imagining all kinds of
things with those haggard eyes. "She
could notl My girl to go away by her
self she could notl It Is too terrible!"
"Sho has never traveled alone. Why,
even to go to London by herself "
"Oh, but that has nothing to do with
It. That is not what I mean at all. As
for that, her maid would go with her as
a matter of course; and Mr. Sfcortlands
might see her as far as London If be Is
going south shortly, as I hear. She could
put up at one or other of the hotels that
she has already stayed nt with you. Then
you would give her the address, and
leave the rest to her,"
"You have been thinking over this,"
Mr. Wlnterboume said. "I hnvo not. I
am rather bewildered about it. Shall we
"If you wish. Dut first let me explain,
Mr. Wlnterboume. As I understand,
several, arrangements hare been made
with this poor woman only, unhappily,
to be broken by her. Well, now,' why I
want Yolande to go alone is to prevent
suspicion in the poor woman's mind. I
would have no third person. It should
be a matter between tho two women
themselves; and Yolande must insist on
eeelng her mother alone."
"You have thought of everything you
have thought of everything," tho father
murmured. "Well, let us see what Short
lands says. It Is a terrible risk. I am
not hopeful mysolf. The thing is Is It
fair to bring all this distress and suffer
ing on tho girl 011 such a romote chance?"
"You must judge of that," said Mel
ville. "You asked mo what I would do.
I have told you."
When they got to the other side they
found John Shortlauds seated on n boul
der of granite. He was not much startled
by tho proposal. Now, ns they talked
tho matter over, It appeared thnt he
stood midway between these two, Inning
neither tho eager enthusiasm of Jack
Melville nor the utter hopolessncss of his
"If you think It Is worth trying, try
It," Mid he coolly. "It can't do much
hnrm. If Yolande Is to know, she may
as well know to some end. Other things
have been tried, and failed; this might
not. Tho shock might bring her to her
senses. Anyhow, don't you see, If you
once tell Yolande nil About It, I rather
fancy she will be dlssatlsiled until she
has made a trial."
"And who would undertake to tell
her?" her father said. "Who could face
tho suffering, shame, you would see In
her eyes? Who would dare to suggest to
her that she. so tenderly cared for all
her life, should go nwny nnd encounter
"If It comes to that." said Melville,
"I will do It. If you think It right It
It will give yon pain to speak to her
let me speak to her."
"You?" said hrr father. "Why should
you undertake what cannot be but a
dreadful tak? Why should you hare
to hoar tli.it?"
"Oh," cald he, "my share In the com
mon trouble would be slight. Upsides, 1
have not many friends; and when one
has the chance of lending n hand, don't
you understand. It Is a kind of gratifica
tion. I know It will not be pleasant
except for one thing. I nm looking for
ward to her nnswer; and I know what
It will !h I am quite at your service.
either on Tuesday or nny other day.
whenever you let me know what you
Ho would not go on to the house with
them, despite all their solicitations; on
the other hand, he begged them not to
say to Yolande that they had seen him.
So they went on their way dawn to the
little lodge, while he went back and over
"He's a fine fellow that, and no mis
take," Mid the plain spoken John Short
lands. "There Is a sort of broad human
nature about him. And I sksnitd think,
Wlnterboume, you were very mueh oblig
ed to him."
"Obliged r saM Yolande's father. "It
is scarcely the word."
. CHAITEH XII.
AH had been arranged. Knrly one
morning Jack Melville walked slowly
and thoughtfully up to Allt-nam-ba. He
knew she was at home; for the dog-cart
had gone by with only Sandy In It. Per
haps she might be Indoors working at
the microscope he had lent her, or ar
ranging her plants. She had seen him
come up the strath; she was at the door
awaiting him, her face radiant.
"Ah, but why are you so late?" she
cried. "They are all away. Shepherds
and gllllti and all, two hours ago."
"I did not mean to go with them. I
have come to have a chat with you, Yo
lande, If you will let me."
He spoke carelessly; but there was
something in his look that she noticed;
and when she hail preceded him Into the
little drawing room, she turned and re
"What Is It? Is It serious?" she said,
scanning his face.
Well, he had carefully planned how
be would approach the subject; but at
this moment all his ebtWste designs
went clear away from his brain. A far
more happy expedient than any he had
thought of hail that Instant occurred to
him. He would tell her this story as of
some one else.
"It Is serious in a way," said he, "for
I am troubled about an unfortunate
plight that a friend of mine Is In. Why
should I bother you about It? but still
you might give me your advice."
"My advice?" sho said. "If It would
be of any service to you, yea, yes! Hut
how could It be? What experience of the
world hnve I had?"
He did not wish to l too serious; and,
Indeed, he managed to tell her the whole
story In a fashion so plain, matter of
fact, and unconcerned, that she nerer
for an Instant dreamed of Its referring
to herself. Of course he left out all de
tails and circumstances that might posi
tively have given her a clew; and only
described the central situation as be
tween mother and daughter. And Yo
lande had a great compassion for that
poor debased woman; and some pity, too,
for the girl who was kept In Ignorance
of her mother being alive; and she sat
with her hands clasped on her knees,
regarding these two Imaginary figure as
It were, and too mueh interest! In them
to rememW that her counsel was being
asked concerning them.
"Now, you see, Yolande," he contin
ued, "It appears that one of the results
of using those poisonous drugs, Is that
the will entirely goes. The poor wretch
hnve no command over themselves; they
lire In a dream; they will promise any
thing they will make the most solemn
vows of abstinence and be quite unable
to resist tho temptation. And the law
practloally puts no chock on tho use of
these fiendish things; even when the pub
lic houses aro closed the chemist's shop
Is open. Now, Yolande, I have a kind
of theory or project with regard to that
poor woman I don't know whether the
doctors would approve of It but It Is a
fancy I have; let us suppose that that
poor wretch of a mother does not quite
understand that her daughter has grown
up to bo a woman most likely she still
regards her as a child that Is a very
common thing at all events sho Is not
likely to know anything as to what her
daughter Is like. And suppose that this
daughter were to go to her mother and
declare herself, do you not think that
that would be enough to startlo her out
of her dream? and do you not think that
In the bewilderment of finding her rela
tions reversed tho child grown to bo n
woman nssumlng a kind of protection
ami authority nnd command over the
broken-down creature sho might be got
to rely on that help and encouraged and
strengthened by constant care and affec
tion to retrieve herself? Don't you think
It Is possible? To bo startled out of
thnt d rerun by shnmo and horror! then
tho wonder of having that beautiful
daughter her companion nnd protectress!
then the continual reward of her chain
plonshlp don't you think It Is possible?"
"Oh, yes oh, yes, surely I" snld ths
girl. "Surely you nre right!"
"Hut then, Yolnnde. I nm nfrnld you
don't understand whnt n terrible busi
ness It will be. It will demand the most
constant watchfulness: for these drugs
nre easy to get; nnd people who use them
nre very cunning. And It will require n
long time perhaps years before one
could be certain that tho woman was
saved. Now look at It from the other
side. Might not one say, That poor
woman's life Is gone. Is done for; why
should you destroy this other young llfo
In trying to save n wreck? Why should
you destroy one happy human existence
in trying to rescue the mere remnant of
another humnn existence thnt would be
worthless nnd useless even If yon suc
ceed? Why should not the girl live her
own life In pence and happiness?
"lint thnt Is not what you would say:
that Is not what you think," she said,
confidently. "And do you ask what the
girl would think? for I enn tell you
that. Oh. yes, I can tell you she would
despise any one who offered her such a
"Hut she would be In Ignorance. Yo
lande: she would know nothing nbout It."
"She ought not bo In Ignorance, then!
Why do they not tell her? Why not
nsk herself whnt she will do? Ah, nnd
nil this time the poor woman loft to her
selfIt wns not right It was not Just I"
"Hut she tins not been left to herself,
Yolnnde. Kverytlilng has been tried
everything but this. And that Is why I
have come to nsk you whnt you think n
girl In that piwltlon would naturally do.
What would she do If she were told?"
'There cannot le a doubt." she ex
claimed. "Oh. there cannot bo a tleubt!
You I know what your feeling Is
what your opinion Is. And yet you hesi
tate! Why? tSo; and you will see what
her answer' will lie!"
"Do you moan to say, Yolnnde," he
said, deliberately, and regarding her at
the same time, "that you hnve no duiibt
whatever? You say I am to go and nsk
this young girl to sacrifice her life or
It may be only u part, but thnt the best
wrt, of her life on this chance of rescu
ing n Poor iH-okon-down creature"
"Her mother." said Yolande. "If sho
Is the girl thnt you say, oh, I know how
she will be grateful to you. She will
bless you. She will look on you ns the
best nnd dearest of her friends, who had
courage when the others were afraid,
who had faith In her."
"Yolande." said he. almost solemnly,
"you have decided for yourself."
"1?" she said, In atHstemeHt.
"Your mother Is alive."
She uttered a sharp cry of twin, It
"My mother my mother like that"'
For a time this agony of shame and
horror deprive.! her of all iower of ut
terance; the blow had fallen heavily.
Her most cherished and Iwiutiful ideals
lay broken at ber feet: in their place
was this stern and ghastly picture thst
he had placed before httr mental eyes.
He had not softened down any of the de
tails; It was necessary that she should
know th truth. And she had been so
much Interested In the story, ns he pa
tlently put It before her, that now she
had but little difficulty alas! -she had
no difficulty at nil In placing herself In
the position of thnt Imaginary daughter,
and realizing what she had to face.
He waited. He had faith In her cour
age; but he would give her time. This
was a sudden thing to happen to a girl
Well." ike said, nt leactli. In a low
voice, "I will go. I will gu at once. D-n-s able; but there was u doubt concern
papa know yoi were coming here to-day Ing, the fato of thn Pacific sqnndron.
to tell we?" two nnme of Admiral I)t,wey wns llttlo
"Yes. He eotild not do It himself, Yo known outside of naval circles nud Ills
html. He has suffered fearfully during 0,,ortnnlty for proving his ability In
f'rrTkSt'lTwoJld IS ,ita '.".TKeneles lm.l not yet eon., to I.I...
j .. rnlsttl the country to tho liHght of ex
"What Induced him to change bU.Pctnney, nwnltlng tho occurrence of
Hilit.IV a bnttlo that should settlo tho wnr do
He was embarrassed: he had rwt ex cislrely on the sea, when tho newa of
peeled the question. She glanced at his the battle of Manila bay came to the
- American public. Tho two qualities
"Was thst the objection at Lynn Tow of Dewoy that wero brought out bo-
l'"X "hs.- f k' ralmlf: . t . for tiio public In connection with tho
"No. olande. no; It was not. I d.r. v declslvtff.es. and !.!
say I.ord Lynn does not quite approve """ "
of your father's polities; but that has lulcknus of action,
nothing to do with ywi." i It Is the man who has no quibbling
Then It was your hlni that I should nbout duty, tho soldier, or tho snllor,
be told?" or the civilian, who obeys orders, who
(To he contlnnrd.l stands ready for tho fight for country
j . i nnd right, whatever the causo mny bo,
llnlplni Hinployea to Hunoorrt. WMo j, .(, patriot of to-dny, JlMt as ho
The modem American dejmrtmetit wnt tho patriot of yesterday. It Is tl.f
store employer Is at his wit's end to rnnn who strikes out from the shottl-
ileviMo new muthors to help the crn dor nnd who hits the mark straight
ployo to succeed. In the smaller titles who win tho fight.
mid towns, the public ha little knowl-j .
edge of the free ihwIIchI attendance Probably no President of tho I'nlted
nnd drug stores the employer has es- Htates ever suffered moru from per-
tMhllshcd for the overworked and sonal unpopularity than did Andrew
poor young women nm! men; of the ex-
eecdlngly cheap and wholesome food
served to employes; of the relief bene
fit HswoclHtltin; of the savings-bank
futures; or of the ulry hiiiI comforta
ble retiring. rcstluK mid reading rooms.
The food fiirnlkhed to the employes I
provided nt Mil exiteuse to the employ
er, not n profit. These departments of
help nre what we term "dead depart
ments. Iiy thnt Is meant thnt they
bring the employer no Income.
I should really hesitate to say exact
ly what these thlngH cost the depart
So fur us belli of this kind Is con
cerned, the end Is not yet In Mglit. Tho
employer realizes that to help the em
ploye Is to help himself. It would not
surprise me, In the near future, to seo
all employes of the great department
stores stockholders In the business of
their employers. The pro'It-Hlinrliig
plan Is ns yet n new nnd untried thing.
Helen Slegol In Success Magazine
Don't stay away from church on ac
count of your clothes. Tho Iord, Is too
busy to notice tho handiwork of tull.
or and dressmakers.
Tho consure of those that nro oppo-
slto to us Is the nicest commondutlon
that cun be given ns. St. Kvorinoiid.
Don't forget that a man never cams
half a much ns his wlfo think him
capable of earning.
INDEMNITY LEVIED ON UNCLE SAM.
nin .r- v yy '.j .-, vi.vrm,t
"Insects levy n yearly tax on American farm, orchard nnd forest prod
ucts of $700,000,000," snys 0. 1. Mnrlntt, I'nlted Htntes entomologist, In n
recent report. This does not Include thu cost of fighting these pests, which
coats ? 100,000,000 more,
Kvery crop grown In tho I'nlted States suffers from Insects. The cereals
am Injured to tho extent of J200.(sX.lXH); liny, IM.000.000; cotton. IdO.OoO.OOO;
tmek crops, ,Vt,000.000; fruits, f.27,UOU,000: nnlmnl products. $I73.1H).000;
forest trees mid forest products, $100,000,000, nud products In storage,
Tho stnr performer of nil tho Insect peat Is the Mrs-Inn fly. In 1000, It
Injured the wliout crop nt least JlOO.Ooo.OOO worth, nnd the loss nny one your
front It Is rnrely less tlinn Ji'O.OOO.txst. Only n little behind tin whent lly
nro live ttO.uoo.OiK) littsi. These nrc tho corn root worm, corn loll worm,
chinch bug, cotton boll worm nud codling moth. Then follows n niiinerou
nrrny of third nnd fourth rater whoso ntiuunl levies run from five to fifteen
millions ench, nud hosts of little fellows who ont tip nud destroy nuiumlly
two or three millions' worth of fnrin nnd forest products.
Hesldes these direct losses. Insect enuso other serious dlsturlmtiees. A
largo shortage of any crop, siirli hm Is often eniiscd by some Insect, causes n
greatly Increased price for stunt to the consumer. It tuny cause commercial
disturbance nnd thus affect largo communities very seriously. Another ills
turbnncc chargeable to Insect Is tho spreading of disease. Mnlnrln nnd yel
low fever nrc dependent solely on mosquitoes, typhoid fever Is carried by
lions, tiles, nnd Texas fever, which cnuscs nu annual loss of $100,000,000, i
directly traceable to the cnttle tick.
"lt our object be our country, our
whole country, nnd nothing but our
country." Daniel Webster.
The cvttit of the tmttlo of Manila
bay Is so recent In tho minds of tho
American people that no recountal Is
necossnry to rocnll
tho deed of Ad
miral Dewey. Po
ems have been
written and songs
linvo been sung;
volumes hnvo ap
the man who di
rected tho Ameri
can ships In tho
far-off foreign wa
ter during tho
The outcome of the war lind not for
n moment been In doubt; that the
United States would win wns Itievlt-
Johnson. Klectod f
as Vlco President,
and called upon to
assume the reins of
government at the
death of Lliicdn,
Johnson found that
he must compkte
tho difficult task of
of the Southern
been senator from
Tennessee and a
Artiiiirvv Jim, isoN.
Many believed that m would ba
even more severe on the South
than If ho had been a North
emer, but many others believed that
he would not adopt decided measuros
to meet the serious situation. John
son pushed forward tf jo work of re
construction when Congress was not
In session. The blockade was raised
and the Southern port opened once
inoro to tho commerce of the world.
Congress attributed to Johnson's
hasty reconstruction the Mils that
were passed by so many Southern leg
islature that sought to rtgulato the
condition of the nogroe In the ro-
constructed State. Thero ensued a
on.ajid for the Impeachment of tho
PreildenL That he wns not Impeached
I to the credit of the American ttnato,
'or uch a measure of obloquy would
but tnglortou rsturn for a man
Cl(6ZQ C-A? $$
who did lit duty In a dltllcult position
and served his country In a way that
now reflects renown on Andrew John
son. NtW SCCRLTAKY Of SFATC.
Kllhu Hoot, who has accepted tho
portfolio of secretary of state, wns
wnr secretnry under President Me
Klnley nfter thn retirement of Hits
sell A. Alger, lie Is n warm friend
and companion of President Itoosevrlt.
He wa !oni In IHI, the son of a
professor at Hamilton college. Ilo
was first n school teacher nnd then n
lawyer. In iMrsonnllty Mr. Hoot Is In
clined to be nusterti nud very mueh
under self-control. Since March. 1KUI.
when ho was appointed by President
Arthur Tutted Statu attorney for thn
southern district of New York, Mr.
Hoot has been almost continuously
concorned In public affair. Ho oc
cupied that position until 1WS. In
lfeUJ he wa delegate to thn statu con
stitutional convention nnd chairman of
tho Judiciary committee. August 1,
1890, he was appointed secretary of
war by President McICInley and wa
renppolnted March fi, IlKM. He re
signed In August, HO,!, to take effect
Jauunry 1, Hl, Mr. Hoot was ono
of tho leading members of tho Alas
Not Slnro Curiosity,
Tho world has a store of plcnsuro In
waiting for tho unaccustomed traveler.
Sometimes, Indeed, they may be most
ly In anticipation, a wns thn en so
with Amos Itlgg. of Pluiutnwn.
"How d'yo do?" snld Mr. Itlgg.
cordlnlly, to tho stern-vlsagcd man
who was hi sontuiHto In the cht on
the occasion of Mr. Itlgg' first trip to
Iloston. "Now whnt might your name
be? Do you live in Nashuy or be
"I should like to know what busi
ness It Is of yours where I live or who
I nm?" snld his companion, crossly.
"Well, now, It nln't nny partlc'lnr
business o' mlno, strictly speaking,"
snld Mr, Itlggs, mildly, "but It's Jest
llko this; Pvo got n cousin up In
Canody that Pvo never seen, nnd Pvo
alwnys thought I might como upon
htm somo tlmo Jnst by asking folk
their name and so on,"
MnanlnK "r Moxluiiu Won).
The word "pec," found In so ninny
Mexican names, mean hill, C'l.i.pul
toroc mentis grnshopper hill; Oeoto
pec, pitch pine hill, nud so frt!i, It I
an Aztec word and It use I nlmost
ontlroly confined to that part of tho
Mexican republic that wa ouco ruled
Two Professional Opinions.
"Will It be possible for Wndlelgh to
rocorer from that railroad accident?"
"Well, the doctors any no, but thu
lawyer ay ye," Milwaukee Hontl
Most of u or like tho nverag card
player) linaglmt we could do a lot If
we could rsr gt a good hand.
ISLAND OF SAKHALIN.
litissla's I'eiml Colony Which Hits llssu
To Ice 1 1 by the Jnpnuesr,
Thn Island of Sakhalin, Itiisstn's
pnunl colony In thu fur ldtsl, which
Jitpnn lias captured, Is MH) mile long
nud from 17 to 1CV0 broad mid Ims it
population of no.OOO.
Kor thu most pnrt Hut land U cov
ered with prlmovnl forest, so denso
Hint tho rivers nro thu chief uallvo
highways, navigated by dugouts In
summer mid crossed In dog or reindeer
sledges In winter. Willi the opei.lnit
of wlnlor ll.o narrow Strait of Tar
tary, dividing Snkhalln frotu thu SI
berlnit coast, nro frozen over, nud so
far ns water couimuulcattuu Is con
corned the Island Is cut oft from tho
world, and tho mails nro brought
across from Nlcolnlevsk on tho main
land by uiirtns or sledges linmessed
with long tenuis of nrctlo dogs.
In addition to the Itusslnus five dif
ferent peoples nro to bo found on tho
Islnjid. these Including tho Oroehon.
Ainu, (lllysks, Tungus nnd Ynkut.
Thero nre altogether nbout 5.000 nn
live, of whom thn largest number nro
Tho Itussian occupation Is prncllcnl
ly confined to a rmllu of thirty mile
around Alcxnmlmvsk on tho west
gpt or QfCzarxx
IRI.AMI or SAKIMI.IK
coast and another smaller nrcn
around Korsakovsk In the south of
the Island. Alexninlrovsk Is the big
gest prison center.
Tho stiwknde prison Is the center of
Alexnndrovsk. which place seems to
exist for the prison. The few iner
chants' store nud the Iron foundry
nro for tho prisoners; (he wiMnleii
Uoiises nro the residences of the nlll
clals. Hostile the prison, the church
In thn main street nnd the market
pin re there I not much to call for at
tention. According to Mr. Do WlndL who
visited the southern (Hirtlon of Sak
halin, thero nro r..(s) criminal con
vict located at Korsakovsk, only
attout l,"00 of whom aro netunlly
under lock nnd key. Thn town con
slst of one long, straggling thorough
fnre, beginning nt the Inndlng stngn
and nbruptly terminating nt tho lingo
The condition existing In thn Islnnd
aro nlmost beyond desrrlpllou. Al
most everyone I n criminal nnd tho
worst type of Husslnti criminals at
thnt. Hes'.de convicts, ci convicts.
their wives and children, and the oitl
elal and troops of the garrison, thero
probably nrn not n dosen free I mini
Individuals on the Island. It Ims been
estimated Hint nt least H.000 murder
ers are held there.
The whole of Sakhalin I under mnr
tlal law. In nun of the prisons, out of
a total of 000 prisoner, &O0, mostly
chained, aro kept In unforced Idleness,
so that many go mad. The convict'
turn, of confinement In Sakhalin Is fol
lowed by six years' enforced resldrnco
In the Island as "exile settlers," and n
further lx year In Slberl a "peas
ants," after which they nre free to re
turn to Hussln, but ns n matter of fact
ntne-triiths of the convicts never lenvo
tho Island. Insanity Is very common.
Crime Is rnmpnut, even under the very
i eyes or win oiiicmib,
The Island Is henvlly wooded, vnst
forests sweeping away for hundred
of mile. These forests are the homo
of great bauds of bears, wolves and
escaped convicts, of which tho latter
am not least dangerous.
John Moore's lliiay Kvniilnt.
The fnmlly of John Moore, In north
crn Cotunncho county, went to n plnca
of refuge from n torundn the other
night only to find Hint they had gotten
Into n en to mr footed with it rattle
snake. The luturlor of the cave wa
In complete darkness when the In
mate were startled by hearing the tin
mlstnknble sound mndo by a rnltler.
Mr. Monro hastily struck a mutch unit
by Its faint glimmer saw the sunke In
the attitude of striking. The match
went out and tho family began to
scream. Another match was lighted
nud the sunke was still visible, ami
rattling furiously, Then Mr, Mooro
made n Hying leap for the steps, Jump
ing over tho sunke, opened tho door
nnd socurcd n pitchfork. Then whllo
his wlfo held n match ho killed tho
rattler, which monsurcd over thre
foot long, Kansas City Journal,
Hi rim ip, ludriml,
A woman from Sault Htn. Mario
Saldi "Painter who dault pte Hi sis
Don't tint the wave blue,
A I think they should do;
They use green, or they seem fault tnult
nl llorsn Win ltnoos.
Found In tho ranks of Imilon night
cab horse and purchased for f'JQ, a
lino old animal, lottery, has won eight
point-to-point races for It now owner.
It la mighty hard to do business for
pcoplo who don't know whut the