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A HORN CGONOMIST.
Oir l!M Tl" lift, h'rti tirftsht up
In n menme ltmt' morfli
And j-m iitte dot tmtnlgn in (lljht
Of fMipy jtut thn oddrtO.
Mamma, nf mir. lias taught the tot
Out ttan Aiipllc llumi In n irnj
TTitf ofUlMMi truly coir.la.
One summer rve uhi Vciilw Khons
Wblh t till tho darlljrht dallied,
A nuMti altlia' tho iitn't (totvo kin
lld Irtl tier slightly pallia,
Wo w that, ttin' tho rolt oil gutcd
Aloft tn oil'niratlon.
Hew' italnly littlo IWituro. wore
A look of deprecation.
HA penny for your thought," aW. L
Then gmTcly sppko our gtrlyi
'1 link Uioy'ro 'stirnTifrant li hoaren
To llaht n lamp so earlyl"
"Did you over bump up against nn In
dividual who uafllcd your curiosity by
drawing a veil of secrecy over bis past?"
queried the young doctor, when it came
hi3 turn to contribute n story to tho gcn
cral fund. "I used to think," ho con
tinued, "that such characters emanated
Bolcly from tho fertilo brain of tho fiction
writer. But I was mistaken. Not many
years einco I formed tho acquaintance of
a man who was harder to mako out than i
tho most ingenious crcntion of a novelist I
could possibly bo. A regular human
enigma in pliort, and ho wasn't obliging j
enough, you Iniow, to clear up tho mys
tery before ho died either.
"It waa caily in tho Ws," began the
doctor, lighting n cigar, "and I had just
finished my medical studies and was
trying to pick up a little practice in a
pleasant villago in tho southern part of
"Wisconsin. Business didn't flourish by
any means, but as I had friends then,
and wns too poor, besides, to think of
establishing myself in a largo city, I was
very well content to remain thero, for
a while at least.
"There ere several churches in the
town, but at the time of which I speak
tho Congregational pulpit was empty.
Numerous applications for tho position
appeared, but none suited until at last
ono of the trustees arri ed home after a
short trip and announced that he had
found the very person. A Rov. Mr.
Ramsay it was whom ho had run across
quito accidentally, and who, though
traveling for his health, had finally con
sented to como out and preach a trial
sermon and to remain indefinitely if his
hearers were pleased.
"Well, in due time Air. Ramsay ar
rived und delivered a discourse which,
for eloquence and logic, I have never
heard excelled. You may be sure tho
church lost not a moment in engaging
him, and they marveled much nt their
good luck, wondering that so talented a
man should wish to stay and bury his
gifts in such a small, obscure town.
"Tho new acquisition speedily arose
to tho place of fiist favorite in tho ranks
of tho ministers. His sermons fairly
scintillated with brilliancy, and we soon
found that he certainly possessed a re
markably fine education in tho bargain.
Though ho never spoke of the past, his
com creation gave ovidenco of his having
traveled extensively in pretty much
every couutiy on tho face of tho globe.
Moreover ho was young, and such a
genial, warm heat ted fellow that every
body liked him at first sight They
couldn't help it.
"But, as I said, he never alluded to
his fotmer life. For aught we knew he
might havo been a bishop or a highway
man, an American gambler, or the son
of an English duke, but the church
members wero too proud of the prizo
they had captured to be very cu
rious about the previous record,
and the touch of mystery clinging to
him only rendered him his more at
tractive to us. For ray part, I thought
the strangest thing concerning him was
that he seemed never to hold communi
cation with anybody outside tho town.
A fellow so engaging and companion
able must havo made friends wherever
he went, and yet so long as we know
him ho' didn't receive ono letter or tele
gram from abroad not a singlo message
of uny kind.
"At least, that is what tho postmaster
and tho depot agent said, and these
officials keep track of such things in lit
tle towns, j ou had better beljevo.
"Ramsay and I got to bo quite inti
mate after a while, and many were tho
walks und talks wo enjoyed together.
But he wasn't any more confidential
with mo than he was with others, and
of courso 1 asked no questions. Only
once did he say something which might
bo construed as bearing upon tho secret
1 was convinced that he had. It was in
"Ramsay had dropped into my office,
and wo fell to convereiug about heredi
tary disease. It grew out of soino cases
I was treating then. I don't remember
what. Ramsay in his brilliant, earnest
fashion began to inveigh against people
whomatried und brought into the world
children cursed with the seeds of some
" 'Let me tell you a story,' he said,
'and it will show you how many lives
may bo ruined by ono such deed. Tho
facts camo to my knowledge years ago.
Onco thero was u boy never mind bis
name who, his friends said, showed ex
ceeding great promise in his youth. Ills
mother, a widow, btemed utterly wrapped
up in him. Sho traveled with him in
foreign lands, sent him to tho finest
echools and spared neither pains nor ex
penso to iinpiove tho talents uuturo had
bestowed" upon him. Ho waa hopeful
und happy, mid ono thing only troubled
him ho used often to wonder about his
father, whom he couldn't remember, and
Ids mother was reticent upon that point
and icplied to all his questions scantily
" 'They wero living in England at tho
tirao, having coino there from America
after tho luthcr'a death, and being in
easy eiiciim&tuueus financially the fuluro
looked very bright and glowing Indeed.
" 'In duo linio tho young fellow gmd
outed fiom tho iinlvenilty with high
boiioifl, and soon ufter )ccuiiiq en&ugiM)
to u beautiful gill. Ho hud long been
doutiiiod to outer tho inlnlntry ft work
for which his tablo unci alillitlun lieat
fitted Jiliuuwl Immediately upon hi
uiiirritigu ho waa to uiitlu down in Wiiirgi
of ii pnilbli nt fmuiu illhtiinu) from In
lioimi, Tlien wiw hut nut) drawback to
Imjipltiuw. Kin iinilliwr. ultliuiinh ulit
twjnayiitod to tliu hot rut liul, did not woiu
to M llitf plwnmio In it I Iwit ho (uiulil
havo wi)il Hut liu put It (ill duwii to
her tfiW nt Uui jigjKMf jmrtliu with
Mm, owl nitpurutioMi for llitiwwldlwg
went mi in Die hkitIwI f)iiuii
'"Jlllt (m muinlllg llww vvu Mil
uUrm, Tim iiiolliur ym iiiIwIiim IiJ
f i'jl' ifwrw'yirMl
mynteriuu mnr.rr All tho day they
Marohcd for 1 t nnd just nt nlflht my
horn, pawing through some woods in n
secluded pm t of tho crounda, found hot
lying face downward lit a elinllow little
pool of witter thoro.
' ' "Drowned lipreclf during tempo
rary aberration of tho mind" was the
verdict, and thon it was tho young man
learned that insanity had bcon for gen
erations back si hereditary trait in his
mother's family. Thon, also, was he
told tho r 1 truth about his father, nud
ho found that that father was not dead,
bat was Incarcerated in n private hospi
tal In America iolently, hopelessly
" 'Well, you can understand how he
folt, or, rather, you can't comnrohend it.
Tho girl that ho loved was trao to him,
but how could ho marry her knowing
what ho did? Even if tho lunacy slum
bored in his veins it would surely
nwakpu to eurso their children. So ho
loit her, nnd almost crazed with sorrow
himself ho sailed for America whero ho
still remains. A littlo while ago ho
heard that his betrothed was dead
killed by tho doublo shock of his disap
pearance and Ids mother's fearful und
" 'Can you wonder,' continued Rum
Bay in n tono of subdued passion, 'thatn
species of bitterness often mingles, half
unconsciously, with his sorrow for his
parents? And is it straugo that ho feels
almost as if they had committed a crime
in bringing him into existence, knowing
as they did that ho must perforco bo
dowered with tho fatal, inovitablo fam
"This tale inado a strong impression
in my mind," tho young doctor lcsumed. 1
"At first I seriously questioned if Ram
say wasn't himself tho horo of it, and j
though his apparent gayety led mo to
dismiss that thought, still I couldn't
help feeling that tho oventa he'd nar
rated had in some way produced a last
ing effect in his life.
"Well, matters wore quito tranquilly
on for a j ear or so, and Mr. Ramsay
grow in the popular favor all tho while.
Ho was a libVral fellow, and his sermons
wero frequently rather unorthodox, but
his flock worsliipod him to such an ox
tent that if ho had dosed thorn with
atheism they wouldn't havo grumbled a
bit. Tho girls were in love with him,
every singlo one of them, but never did
they find tho way to his heart. Ho reso
lutely declined to be drawn into flirta
tion, though ho mado himself agreeable
to all the damsels, taught thom German,
played tennis nnd escorted them to pic
nics with a gay impartiality very pro
voking to tho sensibilities of tho poor,
anxious young creatures.
"Ono morning as I sat in tho drug
storo talking Ramsay happened in und
purchased a package of rat poison. He
mentioned casually that tho mice wero
bothering him, and stood a moment gos
siping with careless good humor and
then went out.
"That night tho deacon with whom ho
was boarding camo hurriedly to my office
to summon me. Rov. Mr. Ramsay wa
taken very suddenly ill. I put on my
hat and coat and went to him nt once,
and somehow before I'd reached his bed
side it flashed over mo that ho had swal
lowed the poison I saw him buy in tho
morning. Tho moment I entered the
room I knew that it was so.
"Ho lingered three days, suffering hor
ribly, but not n-word would ho say as to
tho motive of his deed. Before ho died
ho showed mo n photograph he wore
upon his bosom tho picture of a young
woman and a child, each very beautiful
and very like the other. And ho asked
that it be buried with him, and so it
was. Tho church gave him a most im
posing funeral and erected a fine monu
ment over his grave, and they havo never
ceased, I believe, to mourn their mys
terious but dearly beloved minister. For
a long while they sought to find out the
secret of his life, but tho minutest in
quiries failed to reveal a singlo fact.
With characteristic forethought he had
destroyed his papers, leaving nothing
that would throw light upon his former
"I often recall him oven now," added
the young doctor, "and I can't help won
dering if ho was not tho hero of the
strange tale he told me. And in that
caso was he insane when ho killed him
self, or did he do it because of grief for
his betrothed? Who then was the child
whose portrait ho wore upon his breast?
"Sometimes I fancy that ho had com-,
mitted an offense which mado him a
fugitive from justice and led him at last
to tako his own lif o in remorse. The re
membrance of his open face and kindly,
sympathetic manner makes this seem
impossiblo, and yet in this strange world,
whore peoplo aro such curious, contra
dictory mixtures of good and evil, who
can tell?" Buffalo Expross.
Touching School lu Switzerland.
Gymnastics, by tho way, are taught
in every Swiss school, and a proper gym
nasium with all its belongings is at
tached to every school house. Tho Swiss
semiunries for tho preparation of teach
ers are open to both sexes, and somo of
the best teachers in tho public schools
aro ladies, though tho number engaged
is very small, perhaps not 10 per cent,
of tho whole. Their pay, too, absurd
though it seems, is some !iU per cent, less
than that of inalo teachers. Thero aro
no young, inexperienced girls teaching
in tho schools, and no young men using
tho school desk whilo waiting for some
thing better to turn up. School teach
ing is a corious business thero, and tho
calling of a lifetime. S. H. M, Dyers in
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