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Hilrs to a great and gkmotB namo,
Strong oSspsn; of a lion Hue J
If yo Tsmld prosper onto fame,
Guard weH tfaosa saored rights of thicol
These rights which Hampden long ago
Voiced forth! iter which your fathers fell,
Toma-os which your hops and hearts outgo,
Stand by and guard them wll!
And -when cuch ttioe arrives that you
Must rise and put the crzuor on,
Only to evn justice tree,
Etriire groTelitff pnviloga from her throne.
Then must the keynote of tite race,
Swollen by your truiapet blast, outroll.
Till civic Ttrous ciasxts hsr place,
And yusisee sleeps from pole to pole.
THE POWER 0E JEALOUSY
It was Sunday, and I -was -walking homo
from church with Rose Arthur, and wo
were engaged. I had known her only a
few months, but I think if she had said no
instead of yes I should have died of it. We
had done our duty; we had boen to church,
and now I had coaxed her to go with me
into the woods, and wo sat down on a hol
low lo beside a great patch of violets that
were in bloom thsre, and I told her how I
loved her, over and over again, and how I
could net understand what there was in a
big, rough fellow like me that a pretty
creature liko her could care for, but that I
would do my very best to make her happy
all her life; and she promised to marry me
You sm I wasn't a pretty man. I was,
to mako the statement short and true, as
ugly as beetling black brows and great
fists liko sledge hammers and a thick noso
and a square jaw couM make a young fel
low, and girls did not gEnorailycaie forma
And yet I was always Mad to a woman,
young or old; couhln't bear to seo ono im
posed upon, and would have done aaythiag
I could for the ngliost of tketn. Idy polite
ness wasn't all for those I admired, but
women don't caro much for anything but
looks in a man. Tiisy don't care for any
one who isn't like a Christinas doll or
a wax figure in a barber's window. That's
what I used to say to myself, and now this
fcweetcfet, best, loveliest of all of them loved
mc Why, 1 fait as if I must be crazy to
believe it. I asked her over and over .again, j
and 1 waa too happy too happy. Yes, far
We were not a fine lady and gentleman.
I made fireworks, aad was considered good
at my trade and reliable, and was a fore
roan iu one of the departments. I felt that
I :ould take care of a wife when I had one,
arid Rose bad come to work at the pretty
fancy work tiaey put into the girls' hands
some time before.
But the was a lady, if looks and heart
and manners ure to be counted. And eho
had a good plain education. So had I, and I
I don't beiiovo that any of your stylish folk I
were ever happier or more hopeful; and af- I
ter the Sunday in the woods we set to work j
with a wilL looking forward to our little j
home more than mow folks, perhaps, for
the waa an orphan and so was 1, and we
had neither kith nor kin on earth. And
so the time bpad by and Fourth of July
came close at hand aad we were very busy
6t the factory, and a nephew of Mr. Varden i
it was Vardeu'a factory we wcro working
at) came down to help. He was, very hand-'
Eomo and the girls all admired him, and i
even Annie said to me half a dozen times:
"Ohl isn't ho lovely, John?" '
And somehow I hated to hear her say it. I
Eho wouldn't if she had known what a
Jealous fellow I was. I
To add to her savings Annie was doing I
so she said eoiue flno embroidery for Miss ,
Lawrence, a very rich young lady in the
village, and had to go over to see her i
nbout it of evening. In ordinary times I
could have gone with bar, but wo were too I
busy just this time. However, ono day I
had an errand to do that took mo out
about tho time she started, and, wrong or i
right, I meant to take a Httlo more time '
and go fao far with her, and I waited behind ,
a church wall to seo her como up, meaning
to have a little fun over it.
It was poor fun for mo as it turned out,
for I hoard steps and voices in a moment,
and pooping out saw Rose, indeed, but
with Richard Varden at her side. They
eeemed to be talking very sociably, and
they passed mo in a great hurry. I was
blind with rago for a moment. Then I
Eaid to myself, after all ho may only have
happenod to bo walking the same way,
and, perhaps, she'll tell mo about it, and I
went bauk to my works but when I saw
Rose, though I mentioned Richard Varden,
she did not say anything of tho walk.
And eo it como into my mind, being of a
wicEoa, nrooarag nature, to watch my
Rosobud. ss I had called hap: and as listen
ers never hear any good of themselves, so
spies always discover some e il, or think
they do. It ww not lang afterward that I
eaw Mr. Richard walk up to t&o lunch bas
ket Rose caxriGd to Che factory and sKp
something into it fele&d in papar; and af
terward, when Rose opened fcho basket, I
saw what it was a letter. She laughed
softly to herself, wrapped it up again and
slipped it under the silk hsskercliiof sho
wore abont her iwck. After that I had no
more happiness, ho moro peace. I was al
ways trying t lead Rose on to betray her
self, but she liever seamed to dream I eus
pectod tmything. She told me a good deal
about the Lawrenoes and how they quar
reled, years before, with the ardens about
a Lttlo slip of dump lad by the river, and ,
how bitter Gtuadlather Lawranoewas over
it, and how foolish the younger people
One day I said:
"You are well informed on these family
affairs of the Vardsns, it seems to me."
And sho answered:
"Oh, yes, Miss Ltiwrenco tells me a great
"Perhips it is Richard Varden," I said.
She only lau&hed, as if that were a great
joke And so the Fourth of July came,
and we had a holiday. That day 1 wakeaed
in a good mood. I said to myself: "Rose
can't be deceiving me. She's not that sort
I'll throw all ray suspicions to eho winds.
He may be in love with her, but she will
noi or eucourago him. She loves me, and
if I ask her up sd dwn she'll tell mo all
about it." And s I weat to her early, and
abked hsr to go with me on a pleasant trip
I knew we could take, and spend day and
"We needn't get home until 9," I said,
"and we'll he very happy."
I put ray arm about her waist, and she
laid her cheek against my shoulder.
"I'm so sorry, John," she said, "but I
"Can't go?" I cried.
"No," said shs; "I am engaged for all
day yes, and all the eveiuMg, too."
"What! You doa't matin that?" said I.
"Yes," she fflid, "ana it's an engagement
I cannot break."
"What are yu ging to do? Whom are
you goiHg with?" I asked.
"Can't' tell you." sbe SRid. laughing.
"After to-morrow you'll know."
"After fo-morrow'"' I repeated. "What
if I say yu must tell me sow."
"1 should say I wouldn't," sho an
Bwcreii. "Very wcU, mid I: 'Til go alone."
I tumsd frotc her wiebsns a kiss fr the
first Ume since onr euja-eicsr-t, &nd I
went away bad hie vt,lf where I could
watch bes. Seen I ww a cheJous tkiag.
Soma one carried a trunk tctfhs dor of the
houRo saa bottrded t, nd 1 6w hr speak
ta.tlitf man akont it, Tn-on I watched her
window .fears an uppsr room of tho factory
ShBTreapacIangJie-tagiafc '3?hea again I
aaw2lBJSkSiaid csSCfktJsgr'fcj- fcfeoa Siva
him a note, iaa'feiicfsaxt Into An
nie's hand. Afeext-ftss'he 1S thoourtain
down aodaloaji&laaa So xssza.
Mr. Rdnherd Ifaboxtt -&a place aH day,
and tho J&J efWsfcJg'TOra Isjx and bright
I watched hia coaslSsiig. 16 wes arrang
ing popes?, sesfcg! u53nfe matters as
though he wcro gciaf? aWay. Ho thought
nothing pf seeing mo ub-sdt; at least he
said notSing. A"& ifcsfc he eat down to his
desk and wrcte a feifcsr, winch ho set upon
a rack, and then, fate wofk being over, he
seemed to get Tead'y to go away.
When he Was gano I woot to the-desk.
The letter was addsjsred to oid Mr. Law
rence. The edges of tho envelope werenot
dry. I acted liksa,feiadman, I know, when
I opened it; but I did it, and tMs was what
iir 15AE Uyctc: I'hops you will not-think me
ungrateful when you hear I hare gone away to
marry some ono cf-whom you are irato to -disapprove.
AVe lore each otker that is n anir ex
I sosled the letter again and staggered
down into the open air. It was quito dark
now, and-fche piece waa very esyifcy. Most
of tho people were away on visits or exour
bion3. There was oaly eao thought in my
mind. That was to Hll myself. I had a
pistol, and I found ifcaadloatied it. My in
tention was to (jp iothakspQt in the woods
whore I had asked Roso tp bo my wife and
there kill myself; hut as I passed out again
I looked up. Mr. Rieha.nl had returned to
the office. There was a light there, a swing
ing laatorn, directly over his head. He had
apparently como hack to mako some alter
ations in his letter. He opened it, addod
some lines, and sealed it again. And now
ho waa ready to finish robbing me of the
joy of my life, of the only thing that seem
ed valuablo to me on earth.
Satan toek full possession of me. I felt
him en ter into my soul. I lifted tho pistol
and took aim at the handsome head on
which tho lamplight &l eo brightly. Not
good aim, though. The bullet missed its
mark and stsnek the swinging lamp. I
saw a great bleno spring up m be instant;
tho firework factory waa on fire. The next
instant there was a horrible report. I was
hurled a long distance away, and came to
mys3lf bruised and giddy, but able to rise.
All the place was full of peoplo now. I
heard my name, and turned and saw Rose
at ray side.
"Ohi thank God, darling!" she said;
"thank God! Ohl touch me, that I may
kcow you are alive! Oh, my love, my
She threw her arms about me. I held her
"But he is in there," she sobbed. "Mr.
Rioliard oh! he is there! and what will
poor SIi5s Lawrence do? They were to bo
married to-night. They were to elope to
gether. I was to be her bridesmaid; I have
been making hor dress, for sho did not
dare to tell any one else. Oh, poor, poor
iliss Lawrence! He must be deadl"
Tho truth rushed on me; I saw all my
blind folly, remembered the feud between
tho two families, aud knew that Rose had
been helging Mis3 Lawrence to correspond
with her lover; and I had murdered a man
who had done mo no wrong. God knew
who else was about the place, wih how
much crime my .soul was assorted. Then
a great hope thrilled rao.
"Perhaps he isn't dsad," I said. "I'm
going in after him. I'll bring him out
alive or die with him. Good-by, dearest.
If I never see you again, remember I loved j
you. I'm a wicked wretch, but I loved
I put hor from me while ho screamed for
me to stay, and then I dashed into tie
Afterward they said it was a miracle.
Perhaps it was. The angels may have felt
that it was well that I should live to repent
my sins a little longer. I found my victim
in what seemed a red hot furnaco, lying
sensalofcs on his face. I covered that faco
with my own soft hat, and I dashed out
again. I don't know how I did ifc I was
very strong, very big, and he was slight
They brought him to first. Ho had only t
been a little scorched and singed about tho
shoulders. As for me, I know nothing for j
a week, and I had some ugly scars about j
me that did not improve my looks; but
Reo seemed to love me more for them, and
Mr. Richard had his fair girl's beauty quite
They called me a hero, but it was only
while I waa too weak to speak that I per
mitted it. Ono day I mado confession. I
called Rose to my bedside, and I called
him. I told thorn all, and they forgave
me; yes, thy both forgave me. I think
they wepe angels.
No ono had been hurt but me, and there
was only sonao loss of money.
"Jealousy ws insanity," Mr.. Richard said,
"and I owe my life- to you. Had I been tho
scoundrel you thought me, I should havo
As for Rose, she cried as if her heart
would break, pttyiug me. Aad I think
atan left me forever then, and I have had
"cithor hate nor jeatoasy in my heart since
that day, and oftea I turn to that page of
the Bible on whiett tieso words ara writton:
Jeatonsy is cruel as tie graTe, end tho cosis
thewof are as coob of fire, whiSi burn with a
mot vehement name;
and think how true it is and how nearly
jealousy ruined all or lives, and how close
my soul has ben to perdition. Mary
Kyle Dallas m 2C. Y. Ledger.
IIoalHiy Crotns Thrlvo on Work.
How mueh more ono. be weH dona in the
courso of the day ox week depends upon the
degree of application habitual, supposing
tho brain to be hi normal condition. Tho
kealshv, unwearied mmd does not narr in
action: rather its forces are tbe keener for
e.xeroise. As long as a writer's work en-
grosses him without anxiety, and he can
eat aud sleep well while pursuing it, he is
all right. Tho mental powers exercise
themselves unconsciously bo long as they
are in good coadit4on. See only how their
work can be done most comfortably, with
the loast fatigue, and throw theories to the
winds, whether they concern dietetics or
augmentation of brain force. Donotques
tion abuc work until it beyius to worry,
then fce the danger promptly, for mental
worry is a warning thefivst danger signal
sent out by tho overtaxed bruin or weak
ened nervous system. Juliet Corson in
New York Star.
"What She Feared.
She was advancing in years, but was dis
posed to be affeetionate if encouraged.
"You ara ai'ntidof getting married," said
her evening viaior, bantermglj-.
"Oh. by no means, sir," she replied, nerv
ously and truthfully. ''Quite the contrary,
I assure you." Philadelphia Times.
Crayon Nice piece of canvas? Well, of
course it is. What of it?
Critiens I was thinking it was too bad
to Eoil it wia one of your landscapes.
Why not make a tennis cap out of it?
Forln Visitors 'Welcome.
Toreign Visiwr (lisndin at New York,
IS93) I wish to go to the Workt's fair.
Policeraao Yea, sir. Go live squares
north, then turn to he left and go a
thousand miles weU ifew York Weekly.
Bob: but XiosScaL
"Why will you tell such falsehoods,
Lucy?" asked sonothsr ef her daughter.
"'Cause, mamma, If I told the truth
you'd spank ma." Judge.
Gcttlag: Sack at ManlOr.d.
Man (to psrroe Hello, Polly.
Polly IMlo; do you want a cracker?
Into thyUf nssr-c9E
A. laio'twa -wiSslnjE,
Intoth yllf o-scSBS one,
"Wrih toe ejeii 5oep-&ad tender,
Mcy Jme aiiajfrio "fcriag
Thy hsaryts fn&surrender
Ah ttsfe iab'rsrel
Late buds are passing fair.
Dr. Gabriel's experiment with its extra
ordinary result, has bscn thoroughly sifted
by many learnttd and sdontiic eodefiex.
Indeed, I believe the whole scientific world
hasat list been forced to accept if nob-to
understand the faots in connection with it
It is net so, however, with the outside
world tho lay public; exaggerated ac
counts have found their way into the huly
papers; rapacious contributors to weekly
light literature have eagerly seized upon
the weird truth to build upon it a tower of
sensational fiction; writors of leading ar
ticles totally ignerant of the true story
have gone eo far as to accuse those con
cerned of fraud.
To those who have known Dr. Gabriel,
and enjoyed his friendship; to those who
have been his fellow workers in science
and havo learned to appreciate his genius,
these misunderstandings, these ridiculous
exaggerations are especially palnfuL It is
under such circumstances that I hare been
requasted to write clearly, and as far as
possible without tho use of scientific terms,
all that is known of this remarkable ex
periment. Dr. Gabriel has been well known in med
ical cirdc3 as tho rising oculist of St. Jo
seph's hospital. His indefatigable efforts
havo largely added to tho literature of his
special subject. Hia investigations and ex
periments in optics ana the surgery of the
eye have placed him in tho front rank of
his profession, and have secured for him a
Our acquaintance, I regret to say, was
not extensive; occasionally we havo mot at
the house of his collca-gue, Dr. Benson,
Eomotimos in the hunting field.
There is no necessity to describe his per
sonal appearance; suffice it to say that it
needed but a glance to assure one that ho
was a man of keen intellect and a gentle
man. His manner, always courteous, was
somewhat too reserved to please most peo
ple, although among his intimate friends
this rcsarva was found to cover a mine of
humor and good nature.
Prom Dr. Bensan I have learned much
concerning the oculist's private life, his
work at the hospital, his various inventions
A little more than ojyear ago Dr. Gabriel
marriod the beautiful daughter of a cele
brated artist, a girl who, without being in
the least degrea a blue stocking, had re
ceived a far higher education than most
English women. She interested herself
greatly in her husband's studies, and by
her artistic abilities was enabled to bo of
considerable service to him in preparing
drawings to ilIietrato his groat work on
the eye. Much of her time was spent in
such useful labor.
No wonder, thon, these two wore more
united than the majority of people.
Although Mrs. Gabriel's beauty was of
such a high order as to have made it an
easy matter for her to reign as a leading
star in society, society's prizes had no
temptation for her. Entirely devoted to
her husband and his work, her happiness
was perfect. Truly Dr. Gabriel was a for
tunate man to have won such a companion
In toil and recreation! But their happiness
was short lived. They had been married
but one year one year of unbroken glad
ness when, tho summer session having
passed, Dr. Gabriel put science and prac
tice entirely away, and prepared to spend
his month's vacation in Alpine climbing.
Hia wifo never hsifeoted to share this toil
some pleasure; strong and robust, it was
just the excrciso incst fascinating to her
energetic nature. Tho story of her fate is
a short one
Ono morning the daily papers contained
a short account of "another frightful acci
dent in the Alps." Mrs. Gabriel and a
Slide woro killed by a mass of falling rock,
r. Gabriel, though much injured, recov
ered. On his return to England ho gave
up all professional work. A ghastly
chango had taken place. In his haggard
faco and gray hair fow could reoognieo the
great oculist who had been the picture of
strong aad energetic manhood. His col
leagues aud fellow professors endeavored
to persuade him to return to his practice
and hospital work, bnt in vain. He would
see but few friends, and for some time Dr.
Benson only was admitted. This excel
lent man was much alarmed at his condi
tion, but failed to arouse tho widower from
tho despondent state into which he had
Weeks passed and still no signs of im
provement appeared. Dr. Gabriel's seclu
sion became eTfcn more profound, bo -that
it was with difficulty Dr. Benson could ob
tain access to him.
Rumors were circulated that tho shock
of his wife's death and tho injuries he him
self had sustained had affected his mind,
but these reports were emphatically denied
by those friends who were successful in ob
taining an audience. Tho household ser
vants, too, declared that beyond his excess
ive reserve there was nothing unusual in
his mannor. They said he spent mo3t of
his time in his laboratory, whore he fre
quently remained the waolo day and the
greater part of the night, and was absorbed
in an experiment of great interest.
Lot me here introduce myself in order to
explain the part taken by mo in the events
which followed. I will first state that I
have no connection whatevor with the
medical profession. Being of hide eadent
means and of u somewhat scientific turn, I
have devoted much time to the study ef
photography, especially these branches so
seldom attempted by amateurs viz., en
larging and reproducing. In this way I
have been nble to be of service to many
eminent histologiste and mloroscopists
including my friend, Dr. 3anon men who
have no time to register the result of their
researches by this means themselves. The
work has an indescribable fascination for
mo. I have studied under the most cele
brated professors of photography bath in
this country and on the Continent, and I
think I can say without vain boasting that
I can hold my own against any profes
sional in this art. By this means I be
came acquainted with many colleagues of
One night after a mseting of the Histo
logical society, we were rediscussing the
speech of the evening, wh;n Dr. Benson,
who had been called away an hour or two
previously, returned, his geuisJ counte
nance pretematurally ETi'e aad anxious.
He s9oa toid us that he hd jurt coraefrom
Dr. Gabriel, whe had become suddenly ind
unaccountably stone bin:d: Such an an
nouncement s.t ;nce stopped &11 further
discussien en the "cholera 'escillcs," the
subject ef the meeting. nd Dr Benson was '
cagerlj questioned for further informa- ,
tion. Tto case completely bsflcs me,"
said the physician. "Dr. Gsbrisl declares
that on awakisg this mraing found j
the: he had eatirtly lest hia light he ap- j
pesxs totally unable to distinguish light
from darkness. I hava e&r?f oily examined j
the otic disks with the ophthalmoscope,"
continued he, 'Vithen being able to make
out the faintest change m retina; and
there are no symptoms which would lead
one to ialieve he had sustained any cerebral
lesion. I hsve never bcn so puzzled by any
case in my life."
Mauv theories to account for this phe-aomenoa.-?
re at ones .dvanoedhy istOA oi
holng t4sfcha 3Blia4Bsss result &oa
rrdaehicf-set.firiik8 feais hy-th aciient
la the Alps: To tfeSa -B. 3$e2Sa.eou3i"Liiot
agree, his grsafe exporleEce ia these cases
leadic him to expect symptoms which
wore coEspieuens by their absence ia "Dr.
"Thare-ls coasrkahlo meats! condition
here," aose&'tha doctor, "whieh, altboaga
It dees net beat sipon -the question from a
patholojEtfial -point of view, is as iaterestiag
and surprising as it is inexplicable. It is
this: Dr. Gabriel, in lesing his sight, has
also lost all mektscholy, cil his formarde
preasion of spirits; ia feet,, ha has quite .re
turned to his haters! cheerful condition.
During ray short Interview he never once
expressed any regret attiis crowning ca
lcardty, and, althoughully convinced that
he vould never seo again, he appeared in
no way distressed."
There wero many grave faces and signifi
cant nods as Br. Benson concluded.
Poor GiihrieL they believed him mad.
Tlmopwrved that neither Dr. Gabriel's
eatraordinzry return of cheerfulness nor
hia loss of sisjkfrwas of a transitorynatnre;
both wcro perfectly incomprehensible.
There was one thing, however, evident
enough to the uneducated as well as to the
professional eye it was that, in spite of the
great improvement in spirits, our friend's'
health was rapidly and surely failing. This
decline was as mysteriousas the blindness.
Those who bolieved they had traced the
latter to cerebral lesion, tho result of the
accident, declared tiio former to be quite in
accordance with their diagnosis. What
ever it wa3, Dr. Gabriel was steadily sink
ing. One day a messenger hurriedly brought
me the following letter from Dr. 3enson:
Deas A. In a fevr hours Gabriel will be no
more. I have received from him a sealed docu
ment, Ib which, ho states, will bo found informa
tion that may offer some explanation as to the
cause of hia blindness. He desires a pest mortem
ex2.oilna.tion to be mado upoa his body immedi
ately after death, if possible. He fully bsMeves
that something ef unparnlieled interest Trill be
discovered should the examination bo carefully
conducted. In order that it may bo cs complete
as possible, he irishea anyobEormal discovery to
be at once phut&graphod. For many re&soas it ia
undesirftjla to employ a professional photogra
pher. iBOtrins that you havo mnch spare time.
I ventoro to feel sure that you will assist us In
thia matter. If yea hare no other oasaijeiacat
please haid yourscif in readiness to ettrt at a mo
ment's eotiea. In haste, yours sincerely,
I readily agreed to give my services
whenever they might bo required, and pre
pared such apparatus as I was accustomed
to use on similar oacasioas.
Early ono morning Dr. Benson called for
mo on his way to Gabriel's house. Ho had
jost received information that the poor
oculist was In articulo mortis. Wo arrived
a few minutes beforo the end. Quietly we
entered the darkeued chamber. How diffi
cult it was to beiievo that those intelligent
eyes, even in these last moments so lus
trous and deep, could bo absolutely sight
leas; wide open, they wcro turned as if
searchingly upon the face of tho physician,
as with his fingers lightly on tho patient's
hand he leaned over the bed. But there
was no refleetion of tho doctor's grave and
anxious look a peaceful srailo spread over
the handsome features, flickered for a mo
ment, and then remained stereotyped in
Sadly we left tho room and joined a few
professional friends who, like myself, had
been invited to attend. Dr. Benson then
produced tho sealed document mentioned
in hiu letter, and read aloud as lollows:
"My experiences during the past few
months have been so abnormal in every
respect so inexplicable and appareiatly so
far boyond the bounds of human reasoning
that, believing I should be regarded as a
madman wero I to publish them, I earnest
ly request that the facts which I am about
to relate may bo hidtltn from all but those
present at tho autopsy, should the exami
nation of my dead body fail to bring forth
confirmatory evidence. It is now many
months since the accident in the Alps sev
ered me from nay dear wife. Tho sunshine
of my existence was changed to the darkest
gloom of despondency. No twilight of fad
ing health broke tho suddenness with
which the night fell upon mc. My own
injuries were not as terious as hava
been supposed, and I do not believe my
present condition is in any way con
nected with them. The brain concus
sion and shock impaired my mental facul
ties in one respect onlj" I could never per
fectly recall my wife's face. For hours I
have tried to conjure up her image, to form
a dream picture, without success. Her
portraits wero to me as likoncsses of some
other women. There were her features cer
tainly the shape and pose of her beautiful
head but not she, not my darling. The
phantoms of these long forgotten, ohl
school fellow patients, hosts of casual ac
quaintances, would pass before me with
maddenieg distinctness; but the one who
had made my life of monotony a brief era
of happiness was hidden even from my
"For a few weeks I returned to profes
sional duties and endeavored to forget my
misfortunes in hard work. Whatever suc
cess I achieved in the day was undone at
night. Sleep came but fitfully; no dream
gave even a shadowy glimpse of the happy
"It was about this time I experienced a
remarkable sensation, by what means pro
duced I cannot say. Certain I was that oo
CAbionally, in the roam, at my side, bend
ing over me, waiting, watching, was my
wife's-soul, spirit, or whatever the immortal
form may bo. No physical sign existed, no
sound, nothing visible or tangible, yet the
conviction was overwhelming. Nevera be
liever in things suparnatural, I fought res
olutely againEt the idea, till at lenxth, cen
vinoed m spite of roasen, I devoted all my
energies to the study of psychology and
its literature, in feeble hope of arriving at
the mystery's solution. Volume after vol
ume I threw aside in disgust. Hundreds
of cases somewhat similar to mine If ound
recorded, and as many ridiculous theories
advanced to account for thsm, but not one
would bear scientific investigation. Who
would credit my story? Who would not
believe mo to be the victim ef a morbid im
"A olaw, however, c&me at last, and from
a most unexpected quarter. Once while
sitting in my study I felt the iry&sscribfifckj
sensation llowly stealing ovar me; all ex
citement and horror had long passed for
these 'visitations' were now frequent. I
only loaged onco mere to behold ray be
loved wife. I looked up froia tho book I
was roading, v&ily seeking the invisfbla
form. The night was far tdraaccd every
thing was 8tKl, not a stir or rustle dis
turbed ths sikcte. Prtsaatry the sound
of o slight splash ceased ce to gkrac
in the ddreeUoa of a small gjobe squsriuxa
placed in a far carcar of toe room. I was
surprised to ctservn the evident agitation
of the golden earp it contateed. Thst-they
were extremely terrified I detected in mo
ment, havia atudied their habits very
doaaly. Yet thcro was no apparent cause
for such exdtsmeat. It was Impossible
that the slight norement in raising my
head could producs such an effect. No cut,
dog or other animal w-s ia the apart
ment. We it passible that the 'presetted'
hidden fivm me w&s visible to these lower
"Night after sight I carefully watched
the tiny squariiuu. Ob each occssion the
disturbance amofig its eccupaats waa coin
cident with the same soassxions.
"Here was fosd for Tclsctioa! a possible
means of graspiag the great secret of the
supernatural The task wta now to find
ia what respect tha vision of thee fish dif
fers from eur own.
"Now the sease of sight is the perception
of 1-jht aad shade. Color is but s pan of
light, for the ordinary white sober light is
& combination of all the colors of the epc
tJCa. Mcrovj2L tek.feJsa that wjten
light is passed througn a ynsm,aaa nrosien
upSnto thebeautif si colors pf the reinhow,
there ere rays beyond the, red. anaviolet
ends which are quite isaereepiiole to us,
but tat-theydo exist eaa do demonstra,&.-d
by their effects upsa certain, chemreals.
The sensitive plate of a camera receives
them and shows the pjisenco of celestial
bodies whoso beams have no effect upon
the human retina. Thus photographs are
taken of suns which have long ceased
to shine; k6ttlcs of boiling water can
bo photographed in the dark. There
fore we must admit our cwn eyes are
but very imperfect perceivers. But how
about the so called 'lower animals?' Has
not one of our ,mest celebrated living
naturalistsjireved byhis experiments upoa
ants that these insects are clearly sensitive
to rays beyond' the violet? What they see
is probably a coler perfectly inconceivable
to us. Is it not possible that tho so called
'ghost seers' may be gifted with retina sen
sitive to these ultra rays? Would not this
theory account for many remarkable cases
of persons behoidiqg apparitions, and in
which oircnnKtantial evidence seems to
point to the honesty of those visited? Be
cause we cannot as yet understand these
phenomena we eall them 'delusions.' Must
it ever be beyond the power of science to
supply us with a means of increasing our
sense of sight in this direction?
"Such wero the questions suggested by
the splash of a. tiny goldfish! To answer
them in a practical form was the task set
myself. I determined to carry out an elab
orate series of experiments upon tho visual
apparatus of-risk, taking into consideration
the changes ligitJmustmndergo in passing
through the ro&ra'eting media of the curved
glass of tho aquarium and the bubbling
water it contained. My goal was to seo the
unseen to construct an apparatus which
should enable tne human eye to perceive
tho ultra rays.
"I do not yttend to describe in detail the
progress of this novel study, nor to disclose
the various discoveries which enabled me
to succeed after many weary and disheart
"The startling and altogether unsus
pected consequences of my success compel
me to beKeVe that I have overstepped the
moral bounds of science, and that I should
be increasing my guilt were I to enable
others to follow in my path. It must be
sufficient fcr me to Kay that the medium I
constructed through which Lwas to behold
the dead was, to all appearances, an ar
rangement of colored lenses. It was not
long before I had an opportunity of testing
my discovery. One night I awoke with the
consciousness that my wife was present.
I even know that she was bending over
mo. I could almost imagine hsr breath
upon my cheek. My optical apparatus
lay en tho tble within easy reach with
a palpitating heart Lplaeed it before my
eyes. For a moment I was dsazled by a
brilliant flash of light; then, clothed in in
describable colors, I beh'eld'the face of my
dead wife. To give tho very faintest idea
of these marvelous hues is utterly impos
sible. They could no more bo imagined
than ono could conceive a new sense.
Nothing in our-earthly experience can give
the loast notion of their enchanting beauty.
Yet the faco did not appear unnatural on
the eoati-ary, it seemed perfectly real and
substantial. It was my beautiful wife
transcendantly beautiful. Impulsively I
sprang toward her, throwing aside tho
lenses ia my ecstasy. They fell upon the
floor, shivered to atoms. Yet tho brilliant
image remainad before mo in all its loveli
ness. Ia the exedtement of the moment
this did not seem strange. I was in a semi
delirium. "How long I continued in this ecstatio
state I cannot tell. 1 remember being
aroused by the opening of the bedroom
door, and the voice of iny valet informing
me that it was time to arise. I turned in
the direotion of tho sound, but could see
nothing except my wife's features. I did
not for a moment suspect the truth, l be
lieved my Bight was temporarily impaired,
as is naturally the cose after gazing at an
extremely bright object. But before long
I awoke to the fact that I was blind to
everything but my wife's image. This re
mained permanently before me, but not In
its original huei still mora beautiful
tints gradually eclipsed the others, prob
ably their complementary colors. This
final apparition haj never left me. Whether
my lids are dosed or open, my wife is al
ways before my eyes. I feel her presence,
but her voice is dumb forever.
"It never occurred to me during tho time
I was elaborating my experiment that tho
ultra rays might have an injurious effect
upon the retina. I now believe that these
rays of unusual light have produced a
pathological change in thia membrane. It
is for those who conduct the examination of
my remains to provo by actual demonstra
tion the truth of my stery."
Dr, Benson laid tho paper on tho table.
Some-time elapsed before tho impressive
silence was broken. Each ono present re
mained absorbed in reflection upon these
extrooiximary revelations. At last ft was
suggested that the ghastly object of tbo
meoting should be carried out. This is not
tho plaoo for me to describe the details of
the examinaiien. It is enough to say that,
as Dr. Gabriel haul anticipated, in a part of
the retinal membrane of both eyes what iu
known a? the "tisval puple" was found
to be permanently bleached, forming two
"optograms," or naturul (5j puotographs,
which clearly defined tne outline of a beau
These optograms were immediately en
larged by pnetogrHphy The two pictures
thus obtained wero placed totjether and
viewed throngh a stereoscope.
On looking through the inatrumGnt, as I
am doing ei-rhe present moment. I see tha
dim and rrrfsty image of a femaie ae&d, like
an unfiniaheo sktoa of a beautiful model.
It is dixicuit to beiieve that it is an actual
pbotegrapa of a dxsemboaied spirit. Yet
such it is.
Dr Gabriel's death remains a mystery,
Nrthiag was fouad at the examination
which could sxpLua h, Teaajle Bar.
"Say, mamma, ain't we made of $nst?"
"Well, why don't we get muddy-when
Tre drink?" Yalo Recerd.
HI Tonffno Ws Faat.
Doctor to Gilbert (aged 4 years) Put
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Sick little Gilbert feebly protruded tha
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Doctor No, no, put it right out.
The little feDw shook his head -weakly,
and tears gathered ia his. eye?.
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Time Kepr Lok h-we, Donovan, I
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Donovan Sfeure i satarted two hours
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Hij Kar? Were a X.ltU Trjre.
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Clara I believe she kaa terse wftag
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