o T O e A DOCTOR'S MISSION OiiiraOY," CHAPTER XIV. (Continued.) No sleep visited bet wear eyes rat" km after midnight, -she hi o unhap py and so unnerved by ill the vnt of the last twenty-four hour, nd again and again he prayed that all Dlgbt go wen, and nothing terrible result Iroin the low of that dreadful knife. Rising with the alarm of the usual bell that rani to awaken the household the Door irlrl azaln commenced to review the problem that had preeented Iteelf to be worked out the night before, uuce sue aaked the question: Should she worry Sir Reginald by tell ing him the accident that had befallen her, or should ahe notT Before deciding positively, ehe resolv ed to uav the corridor a morning visit, and by listening, ttudy out, If all eoine on as nsunl. 'Hi Is resolve she Instantly carried Into effect. Turning once more from her room, down the corridor, she placed her ear close to the panel, and listened in tently to hear If any movement could he diecovered within the concealed room. All waa still! Not the faintest mo tion wss perceptible; therefore, feeling greatly relieved, she returned, quite sure thst all must be well, and firmly rlvl to say nothing of what bud happened, and while keeping silent endeavor to drive the entire circumstsuce from her own mind, and so be at peace. Ths day passed on as usual, and when night brought her to the shelves, she ouce more found to her satisfaction alienee reigning, and felt that now, Indeed, all was right. Poor Ethel! Blie little knew the fearful consequences yet to eusuo from her first blunder. The third aftornoon had arrived, and nothing had transpired to lead her to apprehend the least trouble from that un fortunate occurrence. Hhe hsd, therefore, regained the courage she had lust, and was fast driving the entire clrcuinstHUce from her mind. This afternoon Sir Reginald had ex pressed a wlsti for music, therefore slit) had brought her guitar to his bedside, and had sung several ballads for bis inurnment. "I think," at length he snld, interrupt ing her, "that It grows cloudy. I'loase look out and tell nie If a shower Is ap proaching." Ethel arose at his bidding, and after examining the sky returned, saying, as (he resumed her seat: "There Is, indeed. A very black cloud la lying In the west, which foretells a hard shower." "Then put aside your Instrument and draw close to me, as 1 have some pri vate Instructions to give you In regard to a sew work to be done to-night. Are we entirely alone?" "We are. Mrs. Fredon left the room to prepare you some nourishment, and your wife and niece are In the grounds," replied Kthel, tretuhling, ahe knew not why. "Then listen Inteutly to my Instruc tions. If that storm rsges about hnlf past nine or ten o'clock to-night, you must visit the Haunted Tower and put in motion mine machinery I have erected there." "O. Sir Reginald," murmured the shrinking listener, "please do not ask tliut ef me." "You Just attend to my ordera, and do what I tell you to do. Never dure (lis puts my will." The baronet then proceeded to give minute directions for the lighting of each light, and also for the movements of the frightful and hideous Image there concealed. At its conclusion be remark ed: "Do you think you understand every particular of the work 1 now require to be doner "I do," replied Ethel; "hut, sir, soul revolts from the whole thing. my 1 consider It a wicked deception, and 1 beg you to excuse me from undertaking It. "Who cares what you think about It! No one asked your opinion. Ho It you hall, so do not dare to utter another word against It." "Sir Reginald, I have faithfully per formed your wishes In regard to feeding the inimal, whose life you vulue so high ly, knowing that to preserve the life of even the least of God's creatures Is duty, but I can see no possible necessity for driving to Impose upon the credulity of the Inhabitants of tills quiet place. "That, I tell you, Is my business and not youra," was the angry reply. "You re here almply to attend to my work nd I have well paid you for doing so." I know that; but surely I am at lib rty to point out an error in your wishes nd Judgment. Sir Reginald, this thing that you ask me to do is wrong, and I entreat you to carry It no f tin her. You aay you have done this yourself for twenty-five years; surely that can answer any purpose you may have to effect by It. l'leaae, then, be satisfied, aud let this thing rest!" "I tell yon I will not," replied the baronet, fairly purple from rage; "do f'ou not see that your obstinacy is throw n g me into a terrible and Injurious ex citement? I command you to obey my wishes. If you dare refuse, you shall Uav my bouse this night, even though 1 know you have not where to lay your bead. Do you hear?" "1 do," murmured the distressed girl. "Will you obey?" No answer came, the only reply she could make being a burst of tears. Mad dened by her silence (nd sobs, hhe baro net started up until, leaning upon his el bow, thing be bad been expressly for bidden to do, as It would Jar hla hip. he shook hla fist violently In her face, while he demanded in fury: "Will you obey?" "I Willi" she at last gasped, between her sobs. Poor girl! seeing his violent excitement, and remembering her auut's last charges, she dared not refuse. "Then see that you do It," he return ed, more calmly, as he sank back with groan upon his pillow. There was bo escape from the dls- fraceful duty that awaited her. so at er usual time aha took ths lighted can dle In her hand and started with tearful yes to attend t the task before her. .CHAPTER XV. After Dr. Elfenstetn hsd asked per mission of Sir Reginald Glendenning to search the Haunted Tower he felt ex ceedingly puisled over his future course. RAolved aa he waa to penetrate the mys tery of that place, he could not under stand how the thing was to be accom plish!. In. all hla vlshs to Sir Reginald, al though reserved In manner, hit (very nerve bad been on the alert He had been told that the room occupied by ths preeeut baronet was the on where Bir BY EMILY THORNTON Author of "Roy Russell's Rul," "Tim Fashiomabu Motheb," Etc. Arthur had met hit sad fute. Knowing this, he fairly studied that room. Ue noted Its width, height and breadth; the height of the two window from the floor, the size of those win dows, and particularly he noted the one from which the rope had dangled that had becu used to lower the body to the ground. He had several times walked to that window, as if meditating over his pa tient's cane, and looked out, surveying the ground below, and the distance from it to the lake, which was visible through the trees. From the house, which he visited dally In his professional calling, he often drove around, examining the stables and out buildings, aud sometimes slowly went around the tower to view the rulued part, and to see If by any means be could ever effect an entrance. One liny, it was the one on which Erhel started for the eventful walk, be in such a drive noticed a small, well trodileii pathway leading up to a clump of bushes, Instantly the thought struck him that behind those bushes, conceal ed from view, might be an open passage to the place, although he felt certain there was no doorway. The more he thought of this the uiore he was sure It luust be the case. Why that well used path through the grass If not for some such purpose? Yea; some human feet were lu the habit of en tering there, and he resolved to return to the place, under over of darkness, and Investigate those bushes. , Full of this discovery, and full of houe that he might yet penetrate to the mys terious tower, he touched bis horse with the whip and drove hastily away. Rut just as he emerged again Into the ramble, he saw Mire belle Uleudenntng gaslng at him from an upper window, and felt inortilled that ahe should have noticed his ride around the premises, is conscience whisMred It must speak to her of a prying nature. Feeling, however, that It was done, and could not now be recalled, he passed on, and proceeded to visit the borne of several sick persons who needed his ad vice and assistance. On hla return It was thst he suddenly heard a wild shriek of terror, and looking around, had seen Kthel in that dangerous situation, while the nearlng train told of -the death that awaited her. Springing to the ground, he had rushed to her as sistance, and had wrenched apart those tiff fastenings and drawn her from her peril. After he had left her at the Hall It was hard to recall hla truant thought to their proper sphere, but with set teeth and firm resolve, he plunged into study, and active work, Id order to be at peace with himself. The great Buffering of a new patient even detained him by his side until, after midnight the second evening, and a third time bud night folded the earth hfr,r. relief came to the weary one, and Karle Elfeiwtelu wus at liberty to puy the lonely rum the desired cull. Then u violent storm was raging! This etorm wus, strungs to say, the first that bad occurred in the evening sines his night voew of tlits haunted tower, and its dancing demon, Just five weeks be fore. Not wishing to be seen by any of the inmates, ne mil not venture out until af ter nine o'clock, Then the wild wiud and drenching rnm served to retard his imur. ress so much that It was full quarter to ten ueiore tie nut the worn pathway aud crept behind the clump of thick, wet Diianes, wiipto, oni-e concealed from vie he paused to light a small dark laiiU-ru he nun wlaely brought with him. Ily tlie aid of this he proceeded to ex amine whnt only seemed a dull, blank wall. Close inspection, however, reveal ed a large stone that was loose, which he easily drew forth, making a clean, unobstructed passageway, through which a man could creep, and without hesita tion in lie went, landing directly upon an oiu, nut still pnxsaiiie noor. Lowering his light, he paused to ex amine this Hint, and found to his sur prise, wet trucks upon it, that told uluiu ly that very recent footsteps had passed 111 lit way. Following these, the young man walked in a direct line across the building, mi I II he reached a door, which, upon trying, he Tumid to his chugrlu, se curoly fastened. Even while he paused to reflect upon his next movement, distant footsteps fell upon Ills enr, Just beyond the door, and hurriedly lie darted, buck, extinguishing ins ngiit as he did so. Just iu tlinn was this movement made, for a hand unhooked the fastening, open ed the door, and there, to Ilia unmitigat ed surprise, stood Ethel Nevergail, the girl so much the object of his thoughts since that narrow escape of hers, with a lighted candle in her baud, peering Into the darkness beyond. Had she seen him? he asked himself, creeping like a thief towards this unfor tunate house, and hearing his steps, had she come to warn him away? No! the thought was absurd, and he soon saw Wiat she cstue seeking merely a covered basket, not observed until then, staiiumg just neyoiiu the door. How pale she looked, as he viewed for one moment her sad fairs and yes! sure ly, those were tears that fell from her beautiful lniuel eyes upon her cheek. The sight of those tears caused him to take one step toward her, but ahe fortu nately did not see him, but drew to the door, after in-curing the basket, and he then beard her little feet Hart down the corridor. Resolved not to lie balked In hla ef forts to unravel this night one mystery at leaat. Dr. KlfcuMelu pushed again to wards the door, and to his joy, It this time yielded to his touch. Poor Ethel! tills night for the first time had been required by Sir Reginald (ilendenuliig to visit the tower and follow out directions he gave her In full, for producing the Illusions that were to terri fy the unsuspecting public. In great agitation then, and still weep ing, she hud proceeded to the fulfillment of her loatiisome duty, and In her grief and excitement, for the Drat time forgot to fasten the door, after possessing her self of the food. This forgotfulness accounts for the entrance of the doctor Into the corridor, and enabled him to follow her advancing figure, softly Ui the distance. CHAPTER XVI. Wiping away her tsars, poor Ethel placed the basket of food and knife upon the floor, by the entrance of the tower, aa Sir Reginald had told ber to attend to the business In that quarter before ad ministering to the want of the conceal ed Quadruped, At last th' weary etepe were climbed, anud she stood panting on the broad land ing, just below the upper window of the place. It waa standing on this landing that her part of the ghostly work was to be performed. Taking then long handled torch, with which the oolorod lights above were to be touched In order to light them, she ap plied the candle to It, and reaching up toon had every one illuminated raid flam ing away In the usual unearthly looking glare. - In doing so she sever observed 'the tall, silent figure of the man who had crept after her and now stood in the hade below, Intently watching her every motion. The ftuffed form before her waa next to be attended to. Taking, therefore, the lamp bom withla the head ah lighted It, nd putting it back linoat eiclalnwd at the effect the colored light guvs the eye. Winding the crang slowly, she saw that It worked as she supposed it would, and soon the impish figure waa swung aloft and stood dancing to and fro, to the terror and dismay ot all outward be holder, i With tear still falling over her pale cheeks, Ethel stood with her eye fasten ed above, upon the swaying motion of that frightful looking image, when her heart almost stopped within her, and wild cry burst from her Up M these worde fell upon her ears: "Is it possible that this is the occupa tion of Miss Ethel Nevergail this stormy night?" Turning, she saw advancing towards ber, and fully revealed by the lights above, the form of Dr. Klfensteln. "Oh, doctor," she wailed, as ah burled her face in her hands, and buret Into low obs of sham and dismay, "how cam you here to wltneaa my disgraceful work?" Then suddenly remembering ber charge, and true to the Interests of her employer, ahe again seized the crank and, lowering the Image, extinguished that head lamp, as well aa the others, leaving everything In darkness but for Che feeble flare of the one little candle she had plao d upon the floor. Then turning, ehe faced her accuser. "I came, no matter bow; suffice It that I was determined to unmask this daring fraud, and so allay the fears of timid women anal children. Certainly In doing Clil I never expected to discover that Mis Nevergail was the prime mover In this outrageous piece of work!" Ethel listened to the cold, bard words In utter despair, then fluttering like wounded bird to the side of the Indig nant man, she laid one small, white hand on his arm, which was shaken off iu dis dain before she could utter one of the following words! It Is the first time I evor did this thing. Oh, believe me; surely you must remember that I wa In Liverpool when you saw that sight, the time when It last appeared?" "Yes, that Is true; I had forgotten. But that doea not ahsolve you from to-night's ghastly deception," wa tb still cold re ply. ( To be continued.) A BABY SQUIRREL OVERBOARD. With Skill and Gentleness the Mother Usee aed the Youngster. "I waa very much auiused and very much Instructed recently," said a man who live In the country, "by the an tics of a mother squirrel In my section, and wlillo I have grown up, a I might ay, among squirrels and cypress trees, It was a revelation to me. The iqulrrel bad nested In a low, dumpy cypres tree close to the edge of a lake, and the neat wa probably thirty or forty feet from the ground. The mother squirrel happened to b In the tree at the time, although I had no occasion to notice either the old squir rel or her young until something trag ical happened In the family. In some way oue of the little fellows cram- bled over the edge of the neat and fell to the ground. I heard the nolle, and, looking In the direction of the sound, I saw the baby qulrrel squirming around In great agony and totally unable to get on Its feet. The mother squirrel ninhed down the side of the cypress like a streak, and al most In an Instant she was by the side of her offspring. She took In the situation at a glance, and set to work to get the youngster back In the nest. Shu switched the body around and turned It over and then grabbed It with her teeth Just under the smaller portion of the back. Instinctively, I suppose, the young squirrel threw It nrms around the mother' body, and after she made sure that the hold was good she started cautiously hack to the nest. Blie reached there safely and I tow no more of the distressed mother nor the youngster. I was very much Impressed with the gentleness and skill she displayed la handling the Injured bnby squirrel, aud really It was an Inspiring scene." Th Mall and Express. He Could Play, It I related that a stranger once entered a cathedral In Sicily and begged to be allowed to try the organ, which was new and a very fine Instru ment that even the orgaulst did not understand. With some reluctance the organist allowed the stranger to play, and aoon the cathedral was filled with sounds that Its wnlls had never heard before, As the stranger played, pull ing out stops never before combined, and working slowly up to the full or gan, the cathedral tilled, and It wa not until a large congregation had wondered at hi gift that the stranger told hi name. He wa Dom Lorenzt Perosl, tho young priest-composer, whose latest oratorio, "Ijoo," was per formed at the Htlcnn during the cele bration of the Pope's Jubilee. Wauled to See JenVrtion Act, On several occasions last summer Joseph Jefferson had with tit iu as a guide an old colored man, to whom Inn! reached dimly, and from afar, the fame of Rip Van Winkle. One day. when the two were out fishing In a row boat, he hazarded a few remarks. "Ross, Is It a circus you are In?" "Not exactly a circus," said Jeffer son. "Was, snr. Ye can act, can't ye?" Mr. Jefferson made a modest reply. "Well, snr, I never gt to New York, but I'd powerful like to see ye act, snr, and I'll give fifty cents If you'li cut up right now!" Love In a Newport Cottage. Tesa-lW May! Jack Mlstry ask. ed her If she would care to be satisfied with love lu a cottage with hiiu. Jest And she refused hlni? Tec Yea, and the next day sh discovered the cottnge wa at New portPhiladelphia Fres. B iur lou'r wrong; Uwn back up. -... - :i- L 1 bm&; wn IWK IIIGif SCHOOL FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES. Br Prat. Wilbur S, Jckmn. Imlrtrtltr of Chic t go. Th most enlightened sentiment of the present time regard th school a social Institution. In making Inquiry, therefore. Into th value of fra ternity life among th children It 1 necessary to test It entirely In accordance with It power to contribute to th welfare of whol. Th school, being ha a tight to demand that every Individual con trfbut the best that 1 In him to th good of all. In making this contribution It Is perfectly natural that much should be don through group around certain centers that have definite Ideal. Th group being formed, the tchool, however, still has th right to exact th same thing from them that it does from -tb individual. If, now, the fraternities and sororities are so contributing, if they are wielding an influence that 1 tending to blend all the diverse Interest of th school towards one end, th social uplift of all, bow doe it happen that in tchool where these societies exist the class rooms and corridor are thronged with those who are shivering under the frost of ostracism? Here is a system, masquerading as euclul, which, at best, 1 Indiffer ent to the good Influences which great numbers of the pupils might exert aud, st th worst. It deliberately sets about preventing the Individual from giving his best to th chooi. Whether in the fraternity or out of It, there 1 no difference In principle. Die good that the fraternity seek Is the good of the small coterie composing it it is narrow. To assume anything else Is were really the good of the whole it could not and would not confine Its membership to a few. It Is essentially aris tocratic, and it must, therefore, com into direct conflict with the proper organization of the school, which Is essen tially democratic. The spirit of the American parent 1 the fraternity. When one contrasts tha effect upon the churader of his child that a school will have which Is broken up Into fraternity faction with the effect which a training for a similar length of time would have In an Institution founded upon the principle that govern Hull House or which dominated the Cook County Normal School, there la simply but one conclusion possible. The on trains the pupils at this most teachable period of their live in all the old social prejudices and traditions that the race 1s doing Us best to slough off; the other broadens aud deepena the sympathies; It schools the older In the care of the younger, and It teaches the younger to trust the older. It trains the strong to look after the weak, that the strength of the latter may be more surely conserved. In fine, It educates Into that broad citizenship which constitute the true democratic state. STOCK JOBBING AS A FORM OF PARESIS. By rrot. James C. Kleratn. M. D., Chicago Po3tfrduatt School. Since the days of Juvenal satirists have scored pursuit of speculative wealth as a vice peculiar to modern time-. The speculator has had his part, however, In till ages, and forestalling or monopoly has been a crime against which the fanatic law-maker bus always launched his legal bolts In vain. Even the corporation of the swind ling variety is old. Of the close of the seven teenth century Macaulay draw the following pic ture; "An impatience to be rich, a contempt for those slow but sure gain which are the proper reward of industry, pa tience, and thrift spread through society. The spirit of the cogging dicers of white fralrs took possession of the grave senators of the city, wardens of trades, deputies, aldermen. It was much easier and much more lucrative to put forth a lying prospectus announcing a new stock, to persuade ig norant people that the dividends could not fall short of 20 per cent, and to part with 5,000 of thla Imaginary wealth for 10,000 solid guineas than to load a ship with a well chosen curgo for Virginia or the Levant. Every day some new bubble was puffed into existence, rose buoyant, shone bright, and was forgotten." One great barometer of the social pressure resulting on stock Jobbing Is paretic dementia, or paresis, as It Is popularly called. While this disorder has probably always existed, It was first pointed out by the great English neu A 6PRINQ BONO. When Love comes to my garden He walks with dainty tread, The lilies blaze before him, The moss-rose lifts Its head; The trim-kept lawns grow greener, The borders blush with pride, The buds burst Into blossom When Love walka by my side. When Ixive leaves my sad garden The roses' petals fall. The Jasmine's scented clusters Fade, dying, on the walli The lawns grow dock and thistle, The paths are rank with weeds, And all the dainty borders Are strewn with fallen seeds. Sweet Love, stay In my garden, Rest In Its rosy shades, Bask In its scented sunshine. Dream In Its leafy glades; Sing to the strings of pleasure, Through all life's penlluue; Make every season summer, Let every month be June. -Pall Mall Uazette. SAVED BY A DREAM. r WAS sitting in certain railroad If office on evening not very long mm. when a telcgrapn operator re lated the following Incident, which I will try to repeat in uls own woras: "Speaking about dreams," he said, "reminds me of a dream that I had once while I was working at Bricks burg, on the 0. C. & B. It was the most remarkable dream I ever had, and I have no doubt It was the means of saving a great many lives. But I will relate the Incident, and you may then Judge'of that for yourself. "1 dreamed I was In my office. 'B'g B'g B'g,' 1 heard the sounder click, and hastily taking up my pen I open ed the key, answered the call and re ceived this order: " 'Operator; " 'Flag and hold train seventeen (17) until train sixty-eight (t8l arrives. "81 ALLISON.' "When I had repeated it back to the sender and received the signal that my understanding of It was correct, I placed th order-book before me on the table In such a position that the order could not escape my eye, thus making It almost Impossible for me to forget It, even for second. "Having recorded my understanding of the order and pronounced It correct, or 'O. K.,' the train-dispatcher then sent an order to the conductor and engineer of train No. 82 to run to Brtcksburg regardless of train No. 17. This will show the res)ionslblllty that rested upon me. If I allowed train No. 17 to pass my station a collision would be the almost Inevitable result j TOR JSiDVUi . X I rologist, Willi, In In countries with Influence of such the negroes in practically unknown 1 due to the fact equal In commerce the tchool as a social Influence of th social organization, th commerce of this arises from th simply board their tion, here deal in breaks down In tient rarely last hereditary. It is, civilization. distinctly selfish and ridiculous, for If it MEN WHO ABANDON Men should be May of bly of against the spirit of to our term In and, more man, who found the maintain or provide her minor children, than $100 nor more child or children. who com from with thousands of grows dim in the of our country. Isew supplant the old. A second class unuer pressure or stances that their about; and so they sume the duties A third class leave tneir famines, ine rourtn class children, but who make no pretense way in aajusnng stands for Justice But you may be sure I did not Intend to let such a mishap occur. "But how sleepy I was! Before I was hardly aware of It I was nodding In my chair. Seeing the order before me all the time, however, and know ing Its awful Importance, I tried hard to banish sleep from my eyes. I got up and paced the floor, bathed my face with water, opened the door and stood In the cool night air, and then at length I sat down again and took up a book to read. I read for some time, but at bast the words commenced to dance before my eyes. I roused up several times with a sudden start to And that I had lost my place, and had been almost asleep; my head fell slow ly forward, my eyes closed, the book dropped from my bands, and soon I was asleep. " Toot toot r "It was the train. I sprung up with a start, grasped the safety signal and allowed it to proceed, and then 'Oh, my Uod! the order!' 'I was wide awake then, and great drops of perspiration rolled down my face as I watched the lights of the swiftly receding train. The engineer of that train, Tom Watson, wa one of my best friends, and to know that be was rushing on to almost certain death was terrible. ' His home was In Brlckaburg, aud as th train passed his house I heard him sound his whis tle signal to his wife to let her know that he was 'on time' and all right, "It Is Impossible for me to explain the awful horror that I felt, know ing that I was the cause of what must soon prove terrible disaster. I could only wait and watch, almost breath less, hoping that the engineers might see each other's headlights In time to stop their trains. "A short distance from the station there was a sharp curve In the track. and as I looked I saw the headlight of train t!8 dnsh Into view; beard the short, sharp whistles for brakes, and the next Instant came an awful crash. "Hatless, costless, I left my office and ran to the wreck, which was soon all ablaze, and when I reached the spot I almost fainted nt the horrible sight that met my view. The engines were both plied together In a heap, bright tongues of flame were darting up toward the sky, while the screams and groans of the unfortunate pas sengers were awful to hear. "Hesitating only for a moment, I sprang to the rescue of those whom I could reach and assisted them out of danger, but I could not stand It long. To see men, women, and even little children all crushed and bleeding, and to hear their cries for help to save them from the cruel flames, were more than I could bear, knowing that my carelessness was the cause of it all. The river was near at hand, and with wild scream I ran to the-bridge and Jumped off. fulling down, down, down, with "murderer" ringing in my ear. the seventeenth century. It la found only a speculative commercial atmosphere. The an atmosphere 1 excellently shown In the fact that paretic dementia is far more frequent among Chicago than those In New York, and among th negroes in th South. This that the negro la' Chicago 1 treated as an and politic and Is thoroughly under the speculative atmoapber which permeate th city. The cam influence 1 show In the undue proportion of paretic dementia among the Irish, which Is much greater than In New York City. And Irish In Chicago being much more ad cuetea to speculation wan those in Kew York. To my personal knowledge Irish women, who In New York would money and keep away from all specula options on wheat and pork. Not every organism can take paretic dementia In a spec- ulativ atmosphere since ther must likewise be acquired predisposing cause, generally what 1 euphemistically called blood poison, which, whether Innocently acquired or not, create a tendency to paretic dementia. All other thing being equal, the man of strong constitution 1 more likely to be attacked by paretic dementia, since th weaker nervous prostration. Fortunately, the pa over four year and th disease is not however, the danger signal of commercial THEIR FAMILIES. Mr Mian P. iw. who abandon their wive and children made to answer for their crimes. In this year the Forty-third General Assem Illinois passed much needed amendment abandonment law. Under the old law the county Jail did not benefit th family unsatisfactory still, the lazy, shiftless never did make any pretense at work, Idle life, with free food and shelter. entirely to hla liking. Now, any person who shall, with- out good cause, abandon his wife, and neglect or refuse to for her; or who shall abandon his or shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500, or by Imprisonment in the county Jail, house of correction, or workhouse not less than one month nor more than twelve months, or by both such flu and Imprisonment; and should a fine be Imposed It may be directed by the court to be paid in whole or In part to the wife or to the guardian or custodian of the minor Men who abandon their families without good cause may be divided Into four classes. The first Includes those foreign shores. They leave without any premeditated thought of final eparation. In time, however, miles between, the picture of loved ones distance. The men grow to like the ways ties are formed, which, unfortunately, are those who lack the moral courage to face temporary disappointments or troubles. Men go away circumstances, conscious In some In presence Is more of a hindrance than a help to their families. They are well aware that relief agencies will not help so long as the able bodied men are leave, knowing the community will as which they cannot carry. Includes those who deliberately plan to and are known as the criminal type are the men who leave their wives and earn a fair livelihood In the city and at leaving it. Moral suasion goes a great tne aimcuities in cases of this kind The man who commits theft ha comparatively little chance to escape punishment. If we find it essential to punish the man who (teals $10 worth of merchandise, he wno deprives nis wire ana nelpless children of their nat ural rights to his protection and support, thus robbing the home of its sanctity and society of It morals, should not be allowed to atone for all his sins on a mere promise. He should not be dealt with lightly before a tribunal that aud the enforcement of the law. "'Fred! Fred! come, Fred, get up!' It wa my wife calling me, and how glad I was to know that the awful disaster was only a dream. "The next day our child was very sick, and I bad but little sleep, and consequently was hardly fit for my duties that night I asked to be ex cused from duty, but there happened to be no one to put In my place, so I had to work. "About 8 o'clock I began to feel sleepy, and found It hard to keep awake. A few minutes later, however, when I received an order to hold train 17 until train 68 arrived, I thought of my dream, and was wide awake In an Instant. "I placed the book where the order could not possibly escape my eye, and sat down to watt. But I was soon nod ding again. This would not do, de cidedly! so I got up, bathed my face, and took a turn around the nlntfovm In the cold air, and for V short time I felt better. But Nature was bound to have her way, and I found I could not keep awake. The awful dream was constantly before my mind, and I exerted my will to the uttermost to keep my eyes open, but they would close. I took another turn around the platform, and then a thought struck me. I entered the office again, found a piece of strong wire, and with It I secured the safety signals so that It was Impossible for me to move them. Thus protected, I sat down and gave up the fight, soon falling asleep. ine orst I knew a shrill whlstl sounded In my ears, causing me to jump up In excitement and alarm and grasp the signals. The next Instant the train dashed past, and then, too late, I thought of the order. " 'Oh, God,' I groaned, as I watched the receding train. Then came the headlight around the curve, the sharp calls for brakes, followed by the awful crash. " Toot toot r "I awok with tart, grasped the signals and tried to work them, but soon remembered why thay were fas tened. "'What' th matter, Fred?' cried Tom Watson, from hi engine. 'What's the danger signals set for? ' 'I have got order to hold you here until train 68 arrive,' I answered. "Train No. 17 took the ldetrack; the headlight of No. 68 was soon seen dashing around th curve, and a mo ment later th danger wa over. Then I took my wlr fastenings from th safety signal and allowed No. 17 to go on. "That I all, unless I add that I never again received an order of that kind without fastening my signals so that they could not b moved. For, al though It happened once, I might nev er again be saved by a dream." Th Hearth (ton. Dead men pa no doctor bill. GKXciWELL, i3uccesor to K. L. Smith, atablUlied Houe lu the valley. DEALER IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Flour and Feed, etc. This old-established house will eon tlnue to pay cash for all it goods; it pay no rent; It employ a clerk, but doe not have to divide with a partner. All dividends are made with customers In the way of reasonable price. Lumber Wood, Posts, Etc. Davenport Bros. Lumber Co. Have opened an office in Hood River. Call anil ct prices and leave order, which will be promptly filled. 0 ELIGHTFUL ROUTI AYUGIIT RIDS IZZY CRAGS LEI' CANONS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY See Nature In all her glorious beauty, and then the some of man's handiwork. The tirBt ifi found along the line o! the I'fnvor & Rio Grande Railroad, the Ut ter at the tit. I.ouiH Fair. Your trip will be one ot pleHnure make the most of It. For information and illustrated lit erature write W, C HcBRIDE, Geo. Alt. fortUni Orejoo gON TON BARBER 8H0P L. C. HAYNKS, Paoe. The place to get an easy shave, an up-to-date hair cut, and to enjoy theluiurv of s porosis! bath tub. fl E. WELCH, THE VETERINARY SURGEON. Has returned to Hood River and la prepared to do any work lu the veterinary line. He esn be found by calling at or phoning to Clarke's drug store. piE NEW FEED STORE, n.i ,V,a I. , ir,.nrl , ...... Af , n keeps coufitaiitly on baud the best quality of Groceries, JUay, Grain and Feed St lowest prices. D. F. 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YssialN ilnr. 4iW.b. tsse., Ttaur kloa.. We4 sad sk Oregon City, Dayton an Fit, and way B'mllngs Lv. Rlparts (ask live. Lv.LeirtoMa 4:06 s. m. t:oaaaa. Sally eioept Blparta I Lewlatoa Dally exes Saturday Frldap. A. U CRAIQ, General Psssenger Agent, Partita, Of J. K1NNAJBD, Agent, Hood Elves.