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I lllb UUIlllQUallUIOIj STORY
OR " THE If
1 One Life's Secret! Ell
It waa evening; and, la the chamber at
the young girl so lately reclaimed from
the rery portals of death, the deepest "till
neaa reigned. Softly burned the shaded
lamps, casting a subdued glow about the
apartment, yet so disposed as to leave In
shadow the curtained couch and Its slum
bering occupant. For Rose was sleeping
calmly, so calmly, so quietly, that you
might almost have thought ber dead. The
breath that floated from those pale lips
wa scarcely perceptible, though regular,
o much had illness reduced her strength.
She slept, nor dreamed of danger.
For the first time to-day the invalid
wn left alone. But suddenly the door
near the head of the couch was opened
noiselessly, and with slow and stealthy
caution, from without. A tall, light
robed, ghost-like form glided In without
a sound ghost-like, except for the large,
brilliant dark eyea that .gleamed more
wildly than ever to-night, and the criin
on spot of excitement burning on either
cheek, while all the rest of that face was
ashy white. It was Helen Montauban!
What more fitting time was there for her
work of evil to be accomplished? None
could witness her now; none were near
this place. And the tiny flask gleamed
in the softened light, as she drew it from
One hand, holding the vial, was stretch
ed forth to the silver cup set upon the
stand by the bedside. Courage, and the
work is done. .Yet that guilty hand shook
with fear, as, drop by drop, the poison
was poured into the cup. And Helen
Montauban glanced fearfully towards the
door by which she had entered; for It al
most seemed,, to her miserable, horror
struck fancy, that some one must be
A shadow had startled her. With a
ghastly smile at her own nervousness, she
silently mingled the poison with the night
drink of Rose; then, as noiselessly as she
had entered, returned to her own room
across the gallery. It was donel What
had she to fear now? Who would ever
dream, when the hour of death came,
that such agency as this had been em
ployed? Closing the door, she paced ber
chamber restlessly, with both hands
clasped tightly against her heart, whose
violent throbbings seemed to fill with
clamorous sound this awful midnight si
lence. Listening in almost intolerable
suspense, and pacing her apartment, she
waited for some signal from the opposite
A whole hour passed. Then there was
sound a light step in the gallery. It
was ttie Countess de Clalrville, return
ing to the bedside of Rose. Helen Mon
tauban could endure this suspense no
longer. She must see, with her own eyea,
the conclusion of this tragedy. Emerg
ing from her apartment, therefore, she
Joined the countess, as she entered the
"Ah, my dear, Is that you? Then you
have been asleep also?" said the countess,
smiling. "But It la rather chilly to-night
do you not think so?"
"Yes it Is cold," uttered Helen Mon
tauban, hoarsely "it is cold!" and she
She drew near the fire and crouched
ahudderingly over the broad blaze. The
Countess de Clairville went to the couch
of Rose and bent over it for an Instant.
"The dear child is asleep, I think," she
aid, presently, returning to the hearth.
"How refreshing how delightful It is for
one to see her once more enjoying so gen
tle a slumber! Poor little Rose! she must
be well nigh worn out with this fatlgu
, tag Illness. I wonder," the lady contin
ued, seating herself by the hearth, oppo
site Mademoiselle Montauban "I won
der how her father is down at the vil
lage? They thought he was dying this
morning when the marquis went down.
What a sad thing It would have been if
the father and daughter had both died!"
She spoke in subdued whispers.
Mademoiselle Montauban bent lower
over the blaze, warming her hands.
"And peculiar, too," she returned, in
a low tone. "But we cannot be too care
ful of her, even now; for M. Mery says
that, in her present feeble state, the least
excitement or alarm might be fatal to
her. I dread that. I think, suppose any
thing should happen, after all our re
joicing? We must be so cautious! The
least thing, you know the least thing
might kill her!"
She shook as she uttered these words;
her eyea were wild and strange. Those
delicate, alender hands touched the
flames, as she held them out, but she
never knew it. A species of insanity was
upon her. The protracted contemplation
of this terrible deed, strong as were her
, nerves, had begun almost to tell upon
"I wonder If Hugh Lamonte is still liv
ing?" continued the countess. "It Is a
pity that he could not be brought bere;
but Jean Morel said they had declared
it impossible to move him with safety.
Besides, it would be dangerous to Rose,
perhaps, if he were in her vicinity, for
she would be more likely to gain some
knowledge of his situation. Yet what a
sorrowful thing it Is that they cannot bid
each other adieu!"
At that moment the door near the head
of the couch was opened. Both the coun
tess and Helen turned to t who en
tered. It was the physiciau, M. Mery.
He paused by the bedside an instant, bent
over Rose and listened. Her respiration
waa calm and regular, though almost im
perceptible. After regarding her a mo
ment, he advanced silently towards the
hearth. A chill struck through the guilty
Helen. She had not expected him so
soon, and the deed was yet unaccomplish
ed! "Ah, M. Mery, is that you?" said the
countess; and she bent eagerly forward.
"How is "
The physician placed a warning finger
npon his lip.
"Not too' loud, my dear mad nine," he
whispered. "It Is all over!"
"Ah, how sad!" The tears came Into
M. Mery sat down, leaning bis head
npon lira hand.' He waa very grave to
night. Softly spoke a scarcely audible
voice from the couch. The countess rose
and went thither.
"You are awake, my dear?" she tsid.
gently. "Ah, you have slept so nicely!
And now, you are thirsty. Wait a mo
ment, dear Rose."
She turned and took up the silver cup
on the stand. A mingling of joy and hor
ror the most Intense, seised the mur
deress by the hearth,
"One moment my dear madame," said
M. Mery, hastily, rising and going to
wards her. "1 me give it to her."
He took the cup from the hand of the
rounteKS, glancing hack as he did so. at
Mademoiselle Uontaalian. Her brilliant
eyes, fixed npoa him with an awful fas
cinution. were instantly averted. He
stirred the ce&teata the cup slowly.
"It appears to me," he said, with fear
ful deliberation, "that there Is something
here which will do our little invalid no
good. I will remove it, If yon please,
madame, and bring something different."
And following the stealthy figure of
Mademoiselle Montauban, as it glided
from the apartment, he closed the door
They were alone together In the gallery,
lighted only by a single lamp, which but
faintly revealed that ghostly form, mov
ing swiftly towards the opposite cham
ber. But, quicker than lightning, bis
grasp was upon her arm. Her weird,
white face gleamed awfully upon him
through the dim twilight. But she spoke
"Come with me."
It was all he said. There was no pow
er of resistance In the form beside him.
Rapidly those two descended the stair
case. He entered the library, with her
arm locked ki his; then he closed and
locked the door. He stood before her.
She was very still very white.. Only
those terrible eyes burned like live coals
amid lifeless ashes. He held the cup in
his hand; he made her look at it
"Yon know what this Is?" he said.
There was no answer.
"You do know. Yon placed It there. I
waa a witness of the deed. Unhappy
HELEN MONTAUBAS PREPABINS THE
woman! What evil has that sweet child
done to you? Would you nyirder your
own sister Marguerite Montauban?"
One moment the guilty woman gazed
at him wildly. A gasp, a struggle,
faint cry, and she sank in awful con
vulsions at his feet.
That was a fearful night which fol
lowed, but it was only the commence
ment of a season fraught with agony.
The marquis returned to the chateau
from the deathbed of his brother, to find
Helen struggling between life and death.
For weeks she lay unconscious of every
thing about her; only coming out of the
dull stupor that wrapt her, to fall, ever
and anon, Into those terrible convulsions,
in which It seemed that nature must
sink, worn out with the contest. The
agitation produced by this circumstance,
strange and sudden as it was, and the
death of his brother, would have been
beyond his power to bear had it not been
for the inexpressible happiness which it
was permitted him to enjoy in the dis
covery of his long-lost child. How would
he have shuddered bad he known the
fearful fate which that sweet child had
so narrowly escaped!
But the scenes enacted within the walls
of the chateau that night were mercifully
concealed from him. Fortunately for
Helen Montauban, in the Illness which
succeeded the overwhelming denouement
of the dark tragedy wherein she had tak
en so terrible a part, there was no de
lirium, or her wretched secret would in
evitably have been betrayed; and M.
Mery, who tended her constantly, had de
stroyed all evidence of her guilt, of which,
on that night he had so providentially
been made aware by returning, unan
nounced, and entering the apartment of
the invalid just before the stealthy ap
proach of the murderess. Her Illness he
allowed all to attribute to the agitation,
anxiety and excitement attendant on the
late danger of Rose, trusting that, If she
recovered, she would bitterly repent in
secret, her sinful attempt on her sister's
life, and unwilling to add to the shame
and agony which she would feel by be
traying her guilt. He could guess at the
cause of her enmity towards Rose; for
M. Mery was a shrewd man; and he re
solved to expedite the union of the lovers
as much as was possible, that In case
the hatred of Helen should be still un
satisfied, the young girl might be safe
from her reach, nnder the protection of
Meanwhile the burial of Henri took
place. It was quiet, unostentatious. He
waa laid in the family vault, to rest at
last after a weary life of sorrow, of
desperation and of crime. Only the mar
quis and the immediate members of his
family were made acquainted with the
history of the nnhappy man. In the rec
ords which he left behind. Louis return
ed from Paris in time for thia burial.
Returned, in anticipation of his ap
proaching marriage day, to find his In
tended bride but just recovering from a
dangerous Illness, and Helen Montauban,
as many believed, at the gates of death;
to learn the story of the strangely
chequered life of bis deceased relative,
and recognize, in his beloved Rose,
cousin, and the child so long mourned aa
lost by his uncle. What an astounding
revelation was this.
In the evening preceding the bridal
day the marquis called Rose to him In
the library, and after some remarks, care
less and insignificant enough in them
selves, but accompanied by a manner
that betrayed the emotion agitating him,
he said, suddenly:
"Rose, my child, yoa have loved your
"O, yes, monsieur!" she replied, earn
estly, and with tears atanding in her
"And you have also loved me. Rose?"
His voice trembled, despite his efforts to
"Ah, my friend, my benefactor, what
have you been to me but second fath
er?" He seated himself beside her.
"It is sweet my child, to hear yon say
this ah, yoa do not know bow sweet to
me! Rose, did I not tell you once that
I lost fourteen or fifteen years ago, a
child a lovely, gentle infant whose pic
ture yoa hsve seen in the saloon a child
who was stolen from me?"
"And I have told yoa that yoa were
what that child would be now if she were
living. It is why yoa have ever been so
dear to me. Ah, many a time. Rose, 1
have clasped yoa In my arms with an
emotion of tenderness which, even had
yon felt yon could not have comprehend
ed! For my child my Marguerite my
pearl resembled her mother her sweet
mother, my wife, and yoa were the im
age of both mother and child. And now
listen, Rose. It is within these two last
months, Rose, that I have discovered
what became of my little Marguerite.
She was stolen from me by my own
brother, Henri. You start, Rose, and
turn pale. It was ao; it was his revenge.
He would have taken Helen, the child of
her whom he had loved ao madly; but he
knew that I loved my youngest darling
the best that I idolized the daughter of
my lost Marguerite; and he took ' the
youngest. He reared her as his own. He
brought her Into this neighborhood, after
an absence of two years, during which
time ahe had grown and altered beyond
recognition, though, when I met her, I
aaw a likeness to my wife. Yet I never
suspected. He dwelt, a solitary man,
with this little orphan child, whose moth
erhis wife they said waa dead. He
lived not more than half a league from
this very dwelling. There my child, un
recognized, expanded into a lovely wom
anhood. She was "
He was Interrupted In his hurried and
agitated recital by a faint cry from Rose.
She sprang up with clasped hands and
"O, tell me tell me who It was!" ahe
cried. "Speak It was"
"My child my daughter!" ottered the
marquis, extending his arms to embrace
her; "behold her for they called her
"Ah, my father!" And with the soft
utterance of that dear name, ahe fainted
upon his breast.
Aa a matter of course, Rose no, Mar
gueriteand Loula were united. And
though Marguerite mourned still, with a
child's affection, the loss of him whom
she had hitherto regarded aa a parent,
yet ber heart turned, with natural love,
to her true father; and the regard which
she had ever felt for him, while her re
lationship to him waa yet unknown, ex
panded and deepened now into that holi
est and tenderest of sentiments a daugh
Helen Montauban, as soon aa her health
became re-established, entered a convent,
to enter upon her novitiate; and when it
was expired, assumed the veil, that shut
her from a world grown hateful to her.
The frustration of her evil design upon
ber sister was too much for her to bear;
and though, thanks to the mercy of M.
Mery, her guilt remained a secret from
all save himself, yet she could not endure
to meet dally with thoae whose happiness
continually reminded her of the fate alike
of ber love and her revenge. Nona knew
why she entered the' convent, save M.
Mery. Persuasion had availed nothing,
and a nun she became.
Francis Egerton returned to Paris,
where, in a year or two, be married hap
pily. Jacques Leroux, shortly after the
death of his former leader, returned to
the neighborhood of the Chateau Montau
ban, and entered In the service of Louia
d'Artols, whom he served faithfully and
who rewarded him well for his many ser
vices. (The end.)
INNOCENT LITTLE BOY.
He Paid His Lawyer with the PI no
der Ha Stole.
A colony of young lawyers whose
quarters are In the Ashland Block have
been smoking expensive cigars of late
with all the abandon of millionaires.
The s'tory of how they came Into pos
session of the colony is just going the
rounds of the lcgnl fraternity.
Attorney L. J. McElroy recently re
ceived a call from a middle-aged wom
an In great distress of mind. Her son.
Tommy, had been arrested for stealing
a package containing 500 cigars from
the delivery wagon of a supply house
and was confined In a cell In a police
station, with bright prospects for a
term In the bldewell. The only hope
of the mother rested In the probability
that a lawyer might find some loophole
of escape, and she produced enough
money to Interest the lawyer In the
Attorney McElroy called upon the
prisoner In his cell. He found him to be
a hard-looking street urchin about 14
years old, with sharp features, and
keen, shrewd eyes.
"Did you steal those cigars, Tom
my?" Inquired the lawyer.
"Cert, V stole de cigars," replied
Tommy, with a swagger.
"Tommy, I don't believe you stole
those cigars; I didn't see you -steal
them," said the attorney, looking bard
at the youthful criminal.
The shrewd eyes, contracted, and an
expression of comprehension came Into
the sharp feature.
"Naw, I didn't steal them cigars," he
"Tommy, how old are you?" Inquired
"Fourteen," replied Tommy, with evi
"I don't believe you are 14, Tommy.
You don't look that old," continued the
"No'p; I'm only 10 years old," re
"Tommy, do you ever cry?"
"Cry? Naw," said Tommy In evident
"I think you had better cry a little
when you come before the Judge to
morrow. Tommy." said the lawyer.
"AH right" responded Tommy cheer
fully. The next day when Tommy's case
was called bis lawyer asked for a Jury
trial The Jury was selected and the
evidence was somewhat damaging.
Then Tommy was put on the stand.
"Did you steal those cigars, Tommy?"
asked the lawyer.
"No, 1 didn't" replied Tommy In a
voice loaded with tears.
"How old are you. Tommy?"
"I I I'm 10 to to-day. It's me
birthday," sobbed Tommy, and the rest
of hia answers were given between
bursts of affecting sobs. The jury did
not waste much time. Tbey found
Tommy "not guilty."
The next morning Attorney McElroy
was sitting In his office when he heard
the patter of feet In the ball outside
and a rap nt the door. When be opened
It there was no one In sight but a pack
age was placed against the door. Open
ing It the lawyer found 450 cigars. A
uote was slipped nnder the string. It
read as follows:
"Mr. Lawyer: I brings you de see
gars 'cause youse got me off 'fore the
Judge. I would bring de odder fifty.
but de gang smoked 'em on me.
New York Commercial Advertiser.
It Is calculated that the sum of 12.
000,000 Is spent annually by the 270,CM)I
visitors who frequent the Riviera tlur-j
lng the winter season of 150 days.
LET US ALL LAUGH.
JOKES FROM THE PENS OF VA
Pleasant Incidents Occurring- the
World Over Sayings that Are Cheer
ful to Old or Young-Funny Elec
tions that Yoa Will EtUor.
"Although I have granted you this
Interview," said the pompous new of
ficeholder, "I don't want people to
think I'm in the habit of talking for
"They won't," replied the reporter,
"when they aee these remarks In
print" Philadelphia Press.
"I notice the bellboys at the hotel
rre invariably called -Buttons.' Won
der why that is?"
"Probably because they're off when
you need 'em most." Philadelphia
Onr Confnsinsc Geography.
Citizen I don't know your broiiier.
What part of the town doea he live In
north, south, northeast or southeast?
Bibulous Jack N'or'east by a point
ast sir! Minneapolis Journal.
Hopes and Strings
"He seems to think he's a winner
with the girls."
"Yes, be thinks Le knows the
"I guess that's why It's so easy for
them to get him on a string." Phila
Wife (home from a shopping tour)
Well, I'm tired out, and I had such an
annoying experience to-day I feel posi
Husband Well, you- certainly look
as If you should be cheap.
Wife How do you mean?
nusband Shopworn. Philadelphia
Why They Parted,
ne Their engagement Is broken off.
She For what reason?
"Why, he told ber one night that
when he was at his work her face
was ever before hjm.
"Why, he's a cartoonist!" Yonkrt
Busy Not Looking to Sea Anything.
"Well, what did you see In New
"Not much. Spent most of my time
trying to let on I'd been there before."
Pennsylvania Punch Bowl.
Not Favorably Impressed.
"Yes," said the tall tramp, "after I
had eaten dinner de lady come out an'
spoke on de evils of Idleness."
"Did you enjoy It?" asked the short
"No, I never did like after-dinner
"What have you been doing In that
woodshed?" demanded the stern par
ent "S-smoklng, sir," replied the boy.
"Smoking cigarettes, eh?"
"No, smoking glass. I'm Interested
In sun spots, pop."
Daughter How do you like this
dress for my debut papa?
Papa Ahem! Well, I guess It'll do
tor your coming-out dress all rlghtl
At Hnbhv'a KipanM,
"Just look at Mrs. Destyle," said the
old bachelor at the reception. 'She's
got up regardless tof expense.".
"Hub!" growled his ex-bachelor
friend. "I never saw a married wom
an that wasn't"
"Yes," said the elder Snlfklns, "the
happiest hours of my life were those I
passed in school."
"Well, father." rejoined Snlfklns,
Jr., "I cannot tell a He. My happiest
hours begin when school Is dismissed."
Mho Waa Unworthy.
She (after being proposed to) But
do you really mean to say you've
never kissed a girl?
Augustus Yes, really and truly.
She (sadly) Then farewell forever.
I am not worthy of you. St Louts
- For Good.
Maud I understand you are about
to lose the young pastor that has been
preaching for you the last year' or
Mabel Tes; he's going to be mar
ried next week. Chicago Tribune.
Living on tha Procaeds
"He's simply living on his automo
bile this winter."
"Why, I thought he couldn't afford
to run the thing."
"That's Just it He sold It" Phil
delphla Public Ledger.
Time and tide wait for no man,"
quoted the first dear girl.
"Yea," sighed dear girl the second,
"and that's when they get the bulge
Mrs. Rocker I think we'
tend that new church
Mr. Rocker Think so
Afro Ttii lrnrLVaa tha naura font fnt
as much as grand-opera boxes. .
"Yon told him to diet himself aald
the young doctor.
"Well, yes," replied the old one. "I
told bim to eat only the plainest food
and as little as possible."
"Do you think that will help him?"
"It will help him to pay my bill."
Advertising the MUL
"There," said Miss Swellman, who
was showing her guest around New
port, "is the old mill upon which Long-
"The idea!" exclaimed Miss Porfe.
ham; "I didn't know he wrote adver
tising poetry at all." Catholic Stand
ard and Times. '
Her Modest Wish.
"Sometimes," said the poet, "I al
most get to thinking I would rather
have been born rich than a genius."
"Oh, dear," his wife replied, "I don't I
go to sucn extravagant extremes, it
.'nil ' ,? inlv hnan V.yin with a Innirtiio
to go out and get a job somewhere I'd
By the Rd Oak Glow.
They were sitting by the old fire
place. "Our kisses are like velvet," he whis
pered; "so soft."
"Velvet?" she said sweetly. "I think
they are all felt." Chicago News.
Perhaps Ho Was.
"Who was that young man hugging
you last night?" asked the girl In thlaD(i tue coIor Hre tne result of the
new fall hat.
"Oh, he Is a book agent," responded
"Looked to me more like a press
Waa Bha KeallyT
Clara Was Maud then so angry?
Kittle Well, she told me that sh
was up ln arms the moment he at
tempt to hug her. Butte Inter Moun
Quit Another Hatter.
Wife How foolish men are to gam
ble on the stock exchange and ln buck
et shops. .
Husband But they don't gamble on
the stock exchange, my dear.
Wife Then what do they do?
Husband Why, they operate.
"Why do you charge him with dis
turbing the peace?" asked the justice.
"He had a phonograph with a mega
phone attachment," waa the reply.
Putting Him on His Mettle.
"4 is.. -ajJ J
"Why did he marry -her?"
"Because she could beat him at golf
and he wanted to fix It so that he
could keep her off the links." Chicago
La Montt Made a terrible blunder
to-day. Saw a man ln a rubber suit
and cap and asked him If he waa a
La Moyno Who was he?
La Montt Millionaire chauffeur.
The teacher called the bright boy up
to her desk. "Now, Homer," she said,
"can you tell the class why Paul Re
vere was so successful ln his ride?"
"Because he didn't start ln an auto
mobile," responded the bright boy.
"Eskimos are not too much addicted
to cleanliness," remarked the man who
reads so much.
"I don't know about that," said the
friend. "I am sure they all sleep ln
Bliarpe There goes Heeler. He was
a big gun In the election.
Whealton Yes, I understand he was
Left Over from Last Year.
Larry Bedad, Rafferty won thot
turkey ln the raffle down at Mahoole's
Thot's phwat Oi call luck.
Denny Yls, tough luck.
Just Way They Have.
Edyth George is neither handsome
nor wealthy, but I accepted him be
cause I consider him a real hero.
Mayme And the fact that he pro
posed to you proves that he is, dear.
New Boarder That butter
looks rather fragile.
Landlady Oh, It's ever so much
stronger tban it looks.
New Boarder Undoubtedly. Other
wise It couldn't hold the butter.
Robber Bees Despoil Hive.
To the person who knows nothing
about bees they represent the supreme
type of Industry, saya the London
Chronicle. But even the bee communi
ties are disturbed by those ow their
own kind who break through and
steal. Robber bees are always a source
of anxiety to beekeepers.
Having gathered no honey, or, at
any rate, an Insufficient supply for
themselves, they will descend upon a
hive, kill lta Industrious occupants and
carry off the golden treasure in an as
tbnlshlngly short space of time. We
know of a recent Instance ln which
the attack was developed and the home
beea killed ln a couple of hours. Some
times hive will attack neighboring
hive. In such cases the old straw
"skip" was better than the modern
arrangement for a knife thrust
through the top would break the comb
and set the honey free, at which the
thieves would instantly return to seal
up their own store. It Is not primarily
In their industry that beea are human.
Tha averajre woman loves to look
pensive, and speak In a mysterious
way of what has come into her lire.
luir r ( tin-
-j In Cuba, sixteen tons of c&ne yield
nna ftn r t airmim In Pami eti ill faa
I The esecuilve office of the United
State calls for on'y $112,000 a year,
wlllle England gives the royal family
A Milo (Me.) taxidermist has secured
black woodchuck and w.onders If an-
other of that kind has ever before been
found In Maine.
The Trans-Siberian Railway gives
the cheapest rates In the world. It Is
possible to buy an emigrant's ticket,
covering six thousand miles, nearly
three weeks' Journey, for about 3.
A remarkably fine diamond has been
found in a meteorite which recently
fell in Diablo Canyon near Crater
Mountain, Arizona. The meteorite it
self was much broken by contact with
the rocky ground upon which it fell,
i and the diamond was found firmly em'
I bedded In one of the fragments. It Is
now ln the Atuerlcan Mu8eum 0f Nat-
. upr1 History.
.. , ,
vu iuB xtiaugiBuiua, riuuauia, u ujo
Caspian Sea, there are five small lakes,
One of them is covered with salt cryS'
tals strong enough to allow a man and
beast to cross the lake on foot; another
is as round as any circle and a lovely
rose color. Its banks of salt crystal
form a setting, white as the driven
snow, to the water, which not only
shows all the colors from violet to
rosy red, but from which rises a per
fume as of violets. Both the perfume
presence of seaweeds, the violet and
It Is not generally known, that ln
many parts of the world clay is eaten
on bread as a substitute for butter.
This is termed "stone butter," and is
used ln many parts of Germany. In
northern parts of Sweden earth is
often baked in bread, and is sold ln
the public markets on .the Italian pe
ninsula as well as on the Island of
Sardinia, Persia, Nubia and other trop
ical countries. Health says this prac
tice probably bad Its origin in the
knowledge thai; all earths have some
kind of flavor, and take the place of
salt, a necessary Ingredient ln all kinds
A Frenchman of science has Just
communicated an interesting case of
the apparent anomaly of Ice formation
by the sun's heat. It appears that the
peasants of Ponglbaud, in the moun
tains of Auvergne, are acquainted with
a singular summer formatiou of ice,
presumably due to evaporation of un
derground moisture and consequent
fall in temperature. Of this phenom
enou they have for many years taken
advantage to cool and harden their
cheeses, which are deposited in certain
caverns where this Ice is found to be
present, and thus keep good during the
hottest summer months,
WEIRD TALE OF ABYSSINIA.
Extraordinary Discoveries of Crime
by Hypnotised Boys.
' A Swiss engineer, M. Ilg, ln the em
ploy of King Menelek, the ruler of
Abyssinia, tells some strange things
about that country and one of his most
weird stories relates to the lobasha,
or crime discoverer. These are boys
not more than 12 years' of age, who are
put Into a hypnotic trance, and ln
this state discover the unknown perpe
trators of crimes. Of many of these
almost incredible cases of the hunting
down of criminals he had personal
knowledge. In a case of Incendiarism
in Adis Abeda the lobasha was called
to the spot and given a cupful of milk
Into which a green powder had been
put ana tnen was made to smoke a
pipe of tobacco mixed with a black
powder. The boy was then hypnotiz
ed. After a few minutes he jumped
up and began running to Harrar. For
fully sixteen hours he ran, and so swift
was his pace that professional run
ners were not able to keep up with
him. Near Harrar the lobasha left the
road, ran Into a field and touched a
Galla working there with bis hand.
The man confessed.
Another case which Emperor Men
elek and M. Ilg Investigated was that
of a murder and robbery near Adis
Abeba. The lobasha was taken to
the site of the murder and put into
his peculiar psychic state. For a while
he ran around the place, then back to
Adis Abeba to a church, which he
kissed, then to another church, which
be also kissed.
Coming to some water water
breaks the spell the boy woke from
He was again hypnotized and off he
went, round some huts, and at the
door of one of them lay down and fell
asleep. The owner of the hut, who
was not In, was on his return arrested.
He stoutly denied bis guilt, but some
of the goods belonging to his victim
were found ln the but and he ulti
The murderer was brought before
Menelek, who asked him to detail his
doings after the commission of the
crime. These were found to corre
spond with the movements of the
labasba. He said that overcome with
remorse, he ran to two churches and
Menelek wanted to have another
proof of the lobaslia's gifts. He him
self took some Jewelry belonging to
the Empress. A lobasha was sent for
He first ran about in the Empress'
rooms, then into Menelek's own rooms
went through other rooms and final
ly fell down on Menelek's bed.
M. Ilg can give no explanation of
this wonderful gift which seems to
be confined to a certain tribe, or per
haps racial confederation, the mem
bers of which are distributed over
the whole of Abyssinia.
It is also worth remembering that
a very similar method of discovering
crimes was ascribed to the old gyp
tlons 4,000 years ago.
A man who is thrown upon bis own
resources is apt to make an occasional
raid upon the resources of others.
Woman is the extinct ancestress of
The una who goes to the bad never
thinks of providing himself with a re
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